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William Henry Harrison
Superb William Henry Harrison check signed in full ? shortly before negotiating a treaty which ended all hostilities between the United States and the Native Americans
Partly Printed Check Signed ?Willm Henry Harrison,? 1 page, 5.75? x 2?. Cincinnati, February 10, 1815. Filled out by Harrison. Drawn on the ?Cashier of the Miami Exporting Company? for ?Twenty Dollars 40 Cents? payable to ?Adams & Piatt.? Expert backing to reinforce. Bank cancelations do not touch signature. Overall, the finest we have seen. In 1814, after Major General William Henry Harrison resigned from the Army, he was appointed head commissioner to treat with the Indians. Just four months after Harrison write this check, he received final instructions from Secretary of the Treasury in a letter dated June 8, 1815, to him and commissioners Duncan McArthur and John Graham. On September 8, 1815, near Detroit, Harrison, MacArthur, and Graham, and representatives of the tribes involved signed ?A Treaty between the United States of America and the Wyandot, Delaware, Seneca, Shawanoe, Miami, Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatimie, Tribes of Indians, residing within the limits of the State of Ohio, and the Territories of Indiana and Michigan.? This treaty ended all hostilities between the United States and the Native Americans. By this Treaty of Spring Wells, among other provisions, the United States gave ?peace to the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatimie, tribes? and agreed ?to restore to the said Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatimie tribes all the possessions, rights, and privileges, which they enjoyed, or were entitled to, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eleven, prior to the commencement of the late war with Great Britain ...?
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