Lot #4
William Henry Harrison Autograph Letter Signed

"My friends are preparing for a convention at Columbus on the 22d which will be the largest assemblage of citizens & otherwise the most interesting ever held in the Western Country"

Estimate: $2500+

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Description

"My friends are preparing for a convention at Columbus on the 22d which will be the largest assemblage of citizens & otherwise the most interesting ever held in the Western Country"

ALS signed “W. H. Harrison,” one page both sides, 7.5 x 9.75, February 10, 1840. Handwritten letter to Senator Daniel Webster, referring to the forthcoming Ohio Whig Convention and requesting that "if your negotiation should prove successful that the money may be placed in some bank in New York or Philadelphia subject to the order of Colo. Nathaniel G. Pendleton." In part: "I will immediately upon being informed of this being done execute a deed of trust to Colonel Pendleton & your friend Fales for say one hundred lots in the city of Vincennes & two hundred acres of land immediately adjoining the lots of the city. I repeat that this property is totally unincumbered having been purchased by me 39 years ago, confirmed to me by the Government & ever since been in my actual possession…My friends are preparing for a convention at Columbus on the 22d which will be the largest assemblage of citizens & otherwise the most interesting ever held in the Western Country." In fine condition, with seal-related paper loss, and some old mounting remnants, to the integral address leaf. Though General Harrison was not in attendance at the convention, his enthusiastic supporters were out in full force—tens of thousands of delegates and spectators filled the streets as a mile-long parade featured log cabins on wheels, with the builders drinking hard cider on the roof, and giant wooden canoes with the image of Old Tippecanoe.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: November 19, 2021 - December 08, 2021





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