Washington. Document signed: Army discharge, 1783 June 9. 2 p. + overleaf.
at Head Quarters the Ninth day of June 1783
His Excellency George Washington, Esq; General and Commander in Chief of the
Forces of the United States of America.
are to certify that the Bearer hereof Leonard Chapin Matross in the 2nd.
or, New York Artilly. Regiment, having faithfully served the United States from
10th. March 1781, untill the present period and being inlisted for the War only,
is hereby discharged from the American Army.
in the Books of the Regiment,
Quarters, June Ninth 1783.
within Certificate shall not avail the bearer as a discharge, until the
Ratification of the definitive Treaty of Peace; previous to which Time, and
until Proclamation thereof shall be made, He is to be considered as being on
- different hand: Leonrd to the <?> States and International
Exposition by Mrs. Wm. Cummings Stony Lawrence L.I. NY]
Date originally appears at bottom of page one on document but placed at top of
transcription for convention.