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[Certificate of enlistment and discharge for Samson Cuff]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09366.01 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 9 January 1784 Pagination: 1 p.

Connecticut Line Continental Army, Revolutionary War African American soldier Samson Cuff. Certification of enlistment and discharge signed by four Windsor, CT selectmen. To the Committee of Paytable.

[draft]
This may Certify that Samson Cuff Inlisted into the Continental Line for the State of Connecicut as a soldier 178[1] for Three years & has Performed the same as by the Discharge he hath Obtained from Gen.rl Knox
Fully Appears
Windsor January 9th 1784
Aaron Phelps 2d}
John Trilley}
Isaac [Pinnery] J.rs}
[Piles] Elsworth}
Selectmen
To the Comittie of Payable

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