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William Henry Harrison

Providing provisions before signing the Treaty of Greenville

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Providing provisions before signing the Treaty of Greenville

DS, signed “Wm. H. Harrison ADC,” one page, 7.5 x 2.5, July 22, 1795. Receipt, written in another hand, reads, “The commissary will issue for the Putawatimies forty five pounds of beef & flour & thirty five of gills of whiskey.” Harrison, who was then serving as Anthony Wayne’s aide-de-camp, signed the Treaty of Greenville, ending the Northwest Indian War, on August 3. The provisions of the treaty, which involved ten Native American tribes, included the turning over of certain lands (large parts of Ohio and the site of present-day Chicago among them) to the United States and delineated an “official”—but often ignored—boundary between American and Indian holdings. In very good condition, with several vertical folds, small area of paper loss along one fold, some light toning and wrinkling, and some stray ink marks underneath signature, barely affecting a couple of letters. Auction LOA John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008