Lot 22: William Henry Harrison, ADS
12th October 2016
ADS, signed “Wm. H. Harrison A.D.C.,” one page, 7.75 x 2.75, August 6, 1795. A requisition order issued at Greeneville, in full: “For the Shawanas two hundred & fifty pounds of beef & flour.” Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder. In fine condition, with two stains touching his last name. 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. Shortly before writing this document, he was 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.
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