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    William Henry Harrison Receipt Signed "Wm H. Harrison/ A. d. C. [aide-de-camp]". One page, 6.25" x 4.5", n.p., 1794. Harrison joined the military when he was eighteen. By 1794, he was involved in the Northwest Indian War as an aide-de-camp for General "Mad Anthony" Wayne. He later served as the ninth president of the U.S. from March 4, 1841, until his death thirty days later on April 4, 1841, the shortest term of any president. He was likely a victim of the common cold. This receipt reads in part: "Provision return for one guide for 6 Days commensing the 1st and ending the 6th of March 1794 inclusive-one and an half Ration per day." The receipt is toned and is missing the lower left corner, but Harrison's rare signature as aide-de-camp is clear and bold. The receipt, along with an engraving (4" x 5.5") of Harrison and engraved plaque (4.25" x 1.25"), is attractively matted and framed to an overall size of 22" x 15.75". Near fine.

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    October, 2008
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