Lot #6015
William Henry Harrison Document Signed

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Estimate: $1200+

Description

Early manuscript DS, signed “Wm. H. Harrison, Aid de Camp,” one page, 8.75 x 3.5, September 1795. Partial document regarding the use of provisions, signed boldly at the conclusion by a young William Henry Harrison. In very good to fine condition, with irregular toning, light creasing, and intersecting folds. 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