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    "Mr. Orr the contractor to the Army...has complained so loudly against me...that I have determined to require an investigation."

    William Henry Harrison. Autograph Letter Signed, "Willm H. Harrison", to Gen. John S. Gano, Cincinnati, Nov. 28, 1815. two pages, octavo. An interesting letter, in which Harrison complains bitterly about an incompetent contractor. Harrison writes, in part: "Mr. Orr the contractor to the Army in the year 1813 has complained so loudly against me for obliging him to do his duty that I have determined to require an investigation" in the House of Representatives. He asks Gano to prepare a deposition in support. Three horizontal and one vertical mailing folds. Minor foxing and dust-soiling. Fine condition. From a private collection in North Carolina.

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    April, 2014
    2nd Wednesday
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