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    William Henry Harrison Partly Printed Document Signed as Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas. Two pages, penned on recto and verso, 8" x 12.75", Hamilton County, Ohio, June 16, 1836. Partly printed legal form documents Zenos Bronson's sale of several hundred acres of land to David Bolles of Cincinnati.

    William Henry Harrison spent a lifetime serving his country in many roles (chronologically): military service in the Revolutionary War, 2nd Secretary of Northwest Territory, Congressional Delegate from the Northwest Territory, 1st Governor of Indiana Territory, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 1st district, Ohio State Senator, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs, US Senator from Ohio, and 2nd United States Minister to Colombia. By 1829, he finally returned to private life on his farm in North Bend, Ohio, but continued to serve his community by working as a county recorder, clerk of the county court, and president of the county agricultural society. However, by 1836, Harrison was anxious to return to politics, running successfully as the Whig party candidate for the presidency.

    While waging that political campaign, Harrison continued to act as the clerk for the county Court of Common Pleas, affixing his bold signature ("W.H. Harrison Clerk") to this document in that capacity. Embossed seal at center left. Document is age toned and bears a moderate stain at lower center which does not affect signature. Heavy creases. Near fine condition.


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