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Biddle, Clement (1740-1814) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06021 Author/Creator: Biddle, Clement (1740-1814) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 January 1794 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 23 x 18.8 cm.

Says that Mr. Samuel C. Morris is applying for the appointment of Supervisor of the Excise of the counties of Berks, Northumberland, and Northampton in Pennsylvania. Gives a good recommendation for Morris, saying he served with distinction during the Revolutionary War.

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