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VICTORIES OF TIPPECANOE, FORT MEIGS AND THE THAMES.

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GRIGG & ELLIOT, 9 NORTH FOURTH ST.
AND T. K. & P. G. COLLINS, No. 1 LODGE ALLEY.

E 372 .J12

1840 a

ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840, by

T. K. & P. G. COLLINS, in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court of the Eastern District

of Pennsylvania.

STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON.

PRINTED BY T. K. & P. G. COLLINS, PHILADELPHIA.

LIFE OF

GENERAL WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON.

CHAPTER I.

Sketch of the Life of the Father of Harrison-Services in the House of Burgesses

Takes a decided part with the Whigs in the American Revolution-Elected a member of the Continental Congress-Anecdote- Important services in Congress --Calls up Resolutions declaring America independent Reports and signs Declaration of Independence-Revolutionary anecdote-Birth of William Henry Harrison-Educated by the immortal Morris, the Financier of the Revolution, and Dr. Rush, both Signers of the Declaration of Independence-Determines to enter the Arniy, then struggling with the Indians on the Frontier-Commissioned by Washington-Hardships and dangers of the ServiceDefeat of St. Clair-Appointment of Wayne-Victory-Gallantry of Harrison elicits the admiration and praise of Wayne-Victory of Maumee Rapids-Harrison again distinguished, and again publicly complimented by his Commander–Peace with the Indians, Harrison promoted-Appointed to the command of Fort Washington.

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON was born in Virginia, on the 9th day of February, 1773, at Berkley on the James River, about twenty-five miles below Richmond. He was the third son of Benjamin Harrison, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and subsequently Governor of Virginia. Benjamin Harrison* was one of the earliest and most conspicuous patriots, and the most active, devoted, and fearless political leaders of the Revolution. His services during and after that eventful period, were inferior in importance to those of but few of his compatriots. Before he had attained his twenty-first year, he was elected to represent his native county in the House

* The facts connected with the life of Benjamin Harrison are taken from Sander son's “Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.” Vide Life of Benjamin Harrison.

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