Scarce 1826 "W. H. Harrison" Autograph Letter Signed
WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON (1773-1841). 9th President of the United States, American Military Officer and Politician, First President to Die while in office, Harrison died on his 32nd day in office of complications from pneumonia, serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history, in office March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841.
December 2, 1826-Dated, Autograph Letter Signed, "W. H. Harrison", measuring 7.75" x 10", 1 page, uniface, Washington, Choice Very Fine. This vivid boldly written Letter is to a "Colo. Combs". It reads, in part: "The ladies were very much fatigued on their arrival here (which indeed was the case with us all). But they have now recovered & look most charmingly; Apropos I told Miss M-a that you had written me that you saw nothing in Baltimore, so sweet as Miss Doran. She (M-t-a) desired to be a little mortified... Our venerable friend has recovered from the effects of his journey but he has not favoured us with an execution of his musical talents since his arrival." Nicely presented on clean wove period paper, transmittal folds, having two small prior mounting traces at the blank reverse side top corners. The signature "W. H. Harrison" nicely penned, bold and clear, measuring a large 3.5" long at its conclusion.