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
Check Signed
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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