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WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON
A Lengthy William Henry Harrison Handwritten Letter: He Was "Suffering Under A Severe Inflammatory Rheumatism In The Knee From Having Foolishly Exposed Myself To Rain When Under The Operation Of Medicine For A Previous Cold. I Had Heard Of The Glorious Results Of Yr Election...The Ex President Will Undoubtedly Do Anything In His Power For Him"
WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON (1773-1841). Harrison was the Ninth President and the hero of Tippecanoe in the War of 1812. He was Governor of the Indiana Territory, a Congressman, and Senator before his election as President in 1840. He died just thirty-one days later, allowing John Tyler to become the first Vice President to become President. ALS. 2pg. 8" x 12 ½". November 20, 1837. North Bend. A lengthy autograph letter signed "W H Harrison" addressed to Gulian C. Verplanck, a New York Congressman and author. Harrison, writing a year after he lost the 1836 Presidential election to Martin Van Buren, penned: "Your letter of the 13th Inst unfortunately arrived in Cincinnati when I was at this place. It was sent...yesterday & found me suffering under a severe inflammatory rheumatism in the knee from having foolishly exposed myself to rain when under the operation of medicine for a previous cold. I had heard of the glorious results of yr Election. It is more acceptable because unexpected. I had really supposed that the discipline of the party would have scared them the...in your State for some time to come. I know that they would be met my talents zeal & energy on the part of our friends but like the same quibbles which were so often unsuccessfully oppressed to the compactness yet suppleness of the Roman military formation. I feared a like result. I enclose two letters for your brother [not included]. The Ex President will undoubtedly do anything in his power for him. When I was at Bogota Santander was in banishment in Europe but I became acquainted with him in New Yor … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [United States]
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