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PRESIDENT WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/20/1795 - HFSID 4787

 
WILLIAM H. HARRISON: WARRIOR PRESIDENT
The 22-year-old Aide-de-Camp to "Mad Anthony" Wayne orders rations for Indians whom he defeated six months earlier.
Autogrpah Document Signed: "Wm H. Harrison/a.de.c", 1p, 9½x3½. Head Quarters, Greeneville, 1795 February 26. In full: "Issue to the Wyandote Indians twenty eight Rations of meat & flour". At lower left, Harrison has penned: "Contractors". Harrison became Aide-de-Camp to General "Mad Anthony" Wayne in 1793 and fought in the Indian wars that began on June 30, 1794. In 1813 he defeated the British and Indians in the Battle of the Thames, in which Tecumseh was killed. He was elected President in 1840 largely due to his popularity as a war hero. Irregular bottom edge. Light toning, light show through of ink from verso. Mounting traces on verso (no show through). Horizontal fold touches signature. Separated at left vertical fold but repaired on verso with conservator's tape (all words intact).


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PRESIDENT WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON
Born: February 9, 1773 in Charles City County, Virginia
Died: April 4, 1841 in Washington, District of Columbia





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