Lot 21: War-dated ALS signed "Willm. Henry Harrison," one page, 7.75 x 12.5, March 22, 1813. Harrison writes from Headquarters, Cincinnati, to Colonel A. D. Orr. In part: "I have…arrived from Franklinton & Chillicothe & finding that Major Jenkinson was to set out for St. Mary's I write this to apprise you that a detachment of about 80 militia set out from Franklinton a few days ago for St. Mary's & out this day 100 men of the 19th U.S. Regt. will commence…from Chillicothe for the same destination. It is my intention that both these detachments descend…to the Rapids. You will therefore be pleased to prepare for them the means of descending…They can take down as much…as the boats you have will be able to carry." Intersecting folds, scattered toning, a small area of professionally repaired paper loss to left edge, and thin mounting strips to edges of reverse, otherwise fine condition. At this time, Harrison was serving as a general in the War of 1812; later on in 1813 he would lead his men to a decisive victory at the Battle of the Thames, reestablishing American control over the Northwest frontier.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466
Wednesday, 9th December 2015
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