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Biddle, Clement (1740-1814) to Nathanael Greene

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04611 Author/Creator: Biddle, Clement (1740-1814) Place Written: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 March 1778 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 34.5 x 21 cm.

In response to a query from General Greene, Biddle discusses the resolves of Congress relating to the regulation of the Quarter Master General's Department and their relationship to his duties as Commissary General of Forage. Several edits suggest this may be a retained draft. Signed with initials. Written at Moorhall, the magazine at Valley Forge.

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