Lot #6014
William Henry Harrison Autograph Document Signed

Mere days before signing the Treaty of Greenville, Harrison provides beef and flour to the "Chippawas"

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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Mere days before signing the Treaty of Greenville, Harrison provides beef and flour to the "Chippawas"

ADS signed "Wm. H. Harrison, a.d.c.," one page, 7.5 x 2.5, July 29, 1795. Handwritten document by Harrison from his headquarters at Greenville, Ohio, directing supplies to the Chippewa Indians just prior to the Treaty of Greenville. In full: "The company will issue for the Chippawas thirty nine pounds of beef & flour." In fine condition, with scattered faint staining. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.

At this time, Harrison was just 22 years old and serving as aide-de-camp to General 'Mad' Anthony Wayne in the Ohio Indian Wars. In August, he would be one of the signatories of the Treaty of Greenville, which ended the Northwest Indian War. In the treaty a coalition of Native American tribes, including the Ottawa, Potawatomi, Chippewa, Miami, and Shawnee, ceded a large area of midwestern land to the United States in exchange for goods valued at $20,000. Harrison would come to national fame nearly two decades later when he again fought the Native Americans, most prominently in a victorious effort over Tecumseh at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: PSA Encapsulated Autograph Auction
  • Dates: #652 - Ended September 22, 2022