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Messages and letters of William Henry Harrison

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This edition was published in by Indiana Historical Commission in Indianapolis.

Written in English

Historian Lew Wallace wrote that, “William Henry Harrison was clothed with power more nearly imperial than any ever exercised by one man in the Republic. He was authorized to adopt and publish such laws, civil and criminal, as were best adapted to the condition of the Territory; he could arbitrarily create townships and counties, and appoint civil officers, and militia officers under the grade of general. Most extraordinary of all, however, to him belonged the confirmation of an important class of land grants. In this regard his authority was absolute.”

In the Introduction, the Director of the Indiana Historical Commission wrote that, “In the Messages and Papers of Indiana Governors is to be found much of the material that is fundamentally essential to a proper understanding of Indiana history. In fact, the real background for the early history of the Old Northwest Territory is found in the messages, proclamations and letters penned by William Henry Harrison during the years 1800 to 1816.”

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Messages and letters of William Henry Harrison
1975, Arno Press
in English
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Messages and letters of William Henry Harrison
1922, Indiana Historical Commission
in English

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Messages and letters of William Henry Harrison

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Historian Lew Wallace wrote that, “William Henry Harrison was clothed with power more nearly imperial than any ever exercised by one man in the Republic. He was authorized to adopt and publish such laws, civil and criminal, as were best adapted to the condition of the Territory; he could arbitrarily create townships and counties, and appoint civil officers, and militia officers under the grade of general. Most extraordinary of all, however, to him belonged the confirmation of an important class of land grants. In this regard his authority was absolute.”

In the Introduction, the Director of the Indiana Historical Commission wrote that, “In the Messages and Papers of Indiana Governors is to be found much of the material that is fundamentally essential to a proper understanding of Indiana history. In fact, the real background for the early history of the Old Northwest Territory is found in the messages, proclamations and letters penned by William Henry Harrison during the years 1800 to 1816.”

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Library of Congress E337.8 .H37 1975
Dewey 977.2/03/0924

Messages and letters of William Henry Harrison

This edition was published in by Indiana Historical Commission in Indianapolis.


Table of Contents

v. 1. 1800-1811.
v. 2. 1812-1816.

Edition Notes

Series
Governors messages and letters -- v. 1-2
Other Titles
Harrison's messages and letters.

The Physical Object

Pagination
2 v., [2] leaves of plates :

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL14022660M
Internet Archive
messagesletterso01harr

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