One of Benjamin Harrison's First Personal Checks as President

March 9, 1889

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One of Benjamin Harrison's First Personal Checks as President
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1 page | SMC 1177

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      This, one of the first personal checks signed by Harrison as president, was written to the Treasurer of the American Bar Association, Francis Rawle of Philadelphia. Harrison was wise to keep up his dues in the A.B.A: four years later, he would be practicing law again.


      Check Signed, as president, partially-printed and accomplished in autograph, drawn on the Columbia National Bank in the amount of five dollars, payable to Francis Rawle; being check number 1. 1 page, Washington, D.C., March 9, 1889. Endorsed on verso, twice, by Francis Rawle.
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      Washington, D.C., March 9th 1889__   No. 1___

      The Columbia National Bank
      OF WASHINGTON

      Pay to the order of
      Francis Rawle_____ $500
      Five____________ Dollars,


      BENJ HARRISON


      [verso; endorsed, twice]

      Francis Rawle
      for Harry C. Es[...]

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      FRANCIS RAWLE
      for Harry C. Es[...]

      FRANCIS RAWLE
      [...]
      Harry C. Es[...]         

      CREDIT
      COMMONWEALTH NAT'L BANK
      PHILADELPHIA

      RIGGS & CO.,
      BANKERS,
      MAR 29 1889
      WASHINGTON, D. C.