Lot #22
William Henry Harrison Document Signed

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Manuscript DS, signed “Wm. H. Harrison, ADC,” one page, 7.75 x 3, December 16, 1794. Document issued at Greenville, Ohio, being a commissary return for "ten compleat rations" for five men over two days. In fine condition, with edges slightly irregularly trimmed. At this time, Harrison was just 21 years old and serving as aide-de-camp to General 'Mad' Anthony Wayne in the Ohio Indian Wars. Seven months later, he would be a signatory to 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.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Presidents
  • Dates: #658 - Ended February 08, 2023

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