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William H. Harrison when he was 26 years old...

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December 18, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 18, 1799  

* William Henry Harrison
* Very early mention (26 yrs. old)
* Northwest Territory Congressman

The top of page 2 has a brief report headed: "Delegate To Congress" noting: "Mr. W. H. Harrison having produced his credentials as delegate to Congress from the N.W. Territory, the same were referred to the Committee of Elections."
This is very early mention of Harrison in a newspaper, who would distinguish himself in the War of 1812 and become President in 1841. He was just 26 years old at the time.
The front page has two reward ads, one is for a deserted soldier and the other runaway ship workers.
Four pages, archival strengthening at the spine, damp staining to an upper quadrant, minor fraying at the right margin, otherwise good.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's