Lot #8040
William Henry Harrison

Rare land grant from the 31-day presidency of William Henry Harrison
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Estimate: $600+

Description

Rare land grant from the 31-day presidency of William Henry Harrison

Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “W. H. Harrison by N. P. Cousin Jr. Sec'y,” one page, 16.25 x 10, March 25, 1841. Land grant to Henry Stiles of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, for an eighty-acre plot of land in "Milwaukee, Wisconsin Territory." Signed at the conclusion by Harrison's secretary, and countersigned by Recorder of the General Land Office J. Williamson. The paper seal affixed to the lower left remains intact. In fine condition, with trivial areas of loss along the intersecting folds. Though signed by a secretary on the president's behalf, any document from Harrison's 31-day presidency is rare.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: #603 - Ended February 18, 2021