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    William Henry Harrison Document Signed. Small slip, 9.5" x 3.5", "Head Quarters Greeneville"; February 21, 1795. Harrison had been made aide-de-camp to Major General "Mad Anthony" Wayne in 1793, and was serving under him at the close of the Northwest Indian War. This brief document reads, in full: "Issue for the Wyandot Indians twenty eight Rations of flour & meat."

    Following the Native Americans' loss at the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794, negotiations began concerning territory in Ohio. The Treaty of Greenville was signed a year later between a coalition of Native American tribes and the U.S. government. The coalition, known as the Western Confederacy, included leaders of the Wyandots, Lenape, Shawnee, Ottawa, Chippewa, Potawatomi, and Miami tribes/bands. The treaty gained a large portion of land, including most of modern day Ohio, Chicago, and Fort Detroit, in exchange for $20,000 worth of goods (i.e. animals, blankets, etc.) William Henry Harrison was witness to Wayne's signature of the Treaty, and signed the document himself. Harrison later became the ninth President of the United States, but passed away one month into his first term.

    Condition: Flattened folds, with light toning throughout. Areas of mounting remnants are visible at the bottom left edge and vertical right edge. Harrison's signature is very bold.


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    October, 2018
    25th Thursday
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