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Biddle, Clement (1740-1814) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04632 Author/Creator: Biddle, Clement (1740-1814) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 June 1790 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23.1 x 18.8 cm.

Mentions acquaintances who recently arrived from Switzerland. Notes that they saw George Greene, presumably George Washington Greene, in Paris for one day. Encloses a letter from George to Mrs. [Catharine] Greene (letter not included) and asks Knox to transmit the letter to her.

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