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General Washington discharges a Yorktown veteran of Hazen’s Regiment in 1783
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Revolutionary War–dated partly-printed DS, signed “Go: Washington,” one page both sides, 7 x 9.5, June 17, 1783. A discharge granted to “Louis Soso Soldier of the United States of America in…General Hazen’s Regiment, having faithfully served the United States five years nine Months.” Signed at the conclusion by Washington and countersigned by Joseph Trumbull and Benjamin Moors. Handsomely cloth-matted and framed with a window in the backing for viewing the reverse to a size of 11.5 x 14.25, and hinged against a cloth-matted and framed display featuring a plaque and engraved portrait to an overall size of 29.75 x 24. Repaired separations to intersecting folds (vertical folds passing through the first and last letters of the signature), a few repaired tears and scattered staining and soiling, otherwise very good condition.

Soso joined the 2nd Canadian Regiment under the command of Moses Hazen in 1777 or 1778. Little is known of his service except that he was found guilty under court martial in November 1782 for drawing his sword on Lieutenant John Sullivan of the 4th Regiment of Light Dragoons. Soso was downgraded from sergeant to private and sentenced to one hundred lashes on his bare back. In general orders issued by George Washington on November 29, 1782, he approved the demotion but rescinded the corporal punishment. Hazen’s Regiment saw action during the Siege of Yorktown, most notably in the attacks on British redoubts on October 14, 1781, which shattered British defenses and brought an end to the battle five days later. Revolutionary War documents by Washington are of the utmost desirability, with this example concerning an especially important regiment Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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