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Biddle, Clement (1740-1814) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03935 Author/Creator: Biddle, Clement (1740-1814) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 July 1788 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.2 x 19 cm.

Submits an account of rations. Marked as private on address leaf. Writes, "We are fondly hoping that Congress will determine to form the new Government at this place, in which Case I expect we shall have the pleasure of your & Mrs. Knox's Company-"

Clement Biddle was an American Revolutionary soldier. After the war he was a merchant and United States marshal in Philadelphia (1787-93).

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