Lot 10: Manuscript DS, signed "Wm. H. Harrison," one page, 7 x 4, July 11, 1795. A "return for provision for the Barge Crew for 2 Days," issued from Greenville while Harrison was serving as aide-de-camp to General 'Mad Anthony' Wayne. In fine condition, with expected document wear and some show-through from stray ink marks and docketing to reverse. A highly desirable example from early in Harrison's military career. Just twenty-two years old, Harrison was one of the signatories on the first Treaty of Greenville at the beginning of August, an agreement negotiated by Wayne to end the Northwest Indian Wars. Nearly two decades later in 1814 it was Harrison himself who negotiated a second Treaty of Greenville, one of 'peace and friendship' between the United States and several Native American tribes.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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