Harrison, William Henry
(1773-1841) 9th President of the United States (1941). Signature cut from a document which was signed ("W.H. Harrison") as President, 5 x 2 in. (between March 4-April 4, 1841). Countersigned by Daniel Webster ("Danl Webster") as Secretary of State. Paper is toned and affixed to a 10½ x 14¼ in. board, to which an engraving of Harrison was affixed (now loose), above the signatures.
William Henry Harrison's father, Benjamin, was Governor of Virginia and a Signer of the Declaration of Independence; his grandson, Benjamin, would become the 23rd President of the United States. William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia after one month in office; consequently, his is the rarest of all Presidential signatures.
Daniel Webster (1782-1852), the great orator, was senator from New Hampshire, then Massachusetts, and served as Secretary of State under Harrison, Tyler, and Fillmore. Estimated Value $15,000 - 20,000