* HARRISON, William Henry (1773-1841). Autograph Document Signed ("W.H. Harrison/aid de camp"), to an unnamed recipient, Greeneville, 11 June 1795.
1 page, 8vo (117 x 201 mm), small hole upper left touching two words, toned, 1cm portion of lower right corner just touching a letter lacking, 1-in portion of left margin torn away but present touching four lines of text. Harrison directs the commissary to issue beef, flour, whisky and salt for the use of the Wabash Indians. Harrison became Aide-de-Camp to General Anthony Wayne in 1793, after receiving his commission as Ensign in the 1st Infantry in 1792 from President George Washington, his father's friend. He studies medicine at Philadelphia's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and despite the objections of his guardian, Robert Morris, he fought in the 1794 Indian Wars. One June 16, 1795, 5 days after Harrison issued this request, General Wayne opened peace negotiations at Greenville. The Treaty of Greenville was signed on August 3rd.
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California