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Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841) to John Lyon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04619.03 Author/Creator: Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841) Place Written: s.l. Type: Endorsement signed Date: 2 September 1812 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 35.5 x 27.5 cm.

This document is a debit report to John Lyon from William Henry Harrison. James Taylor will be the agent to pay Lyon. The report is for the costs of furnishing a detatchment of Kentucky militia, under General WIlliam Henry Harrison's command, with various tools and supplies. Measurements of actual document are 25 x 20 cm. Docketed on verso.

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