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Clement Biddle letter book no. 45, 1785 February - 1788 January

 Item — Box: 110, Shelf: Closed Stacks
Identifier: RM-693; MS-4722

Scope and Contents

Contains copies of letters written in the course of Clement Biddle's business dealings in Philadelphia. Includes copies of letters to George Washington (28 in number), Henry Knox, James Wilkinson, and Timothy Pickering, and others. The Washington letters concern his efforts to procure household goods, furniture, agricultural implements and supplies for the Washington family, providing a record of the development of the Mount Vernon estate in the period between the Revolutionary War and Washington's presidency. The letters also reveal interesting insights into life in Philadelphia during the period of the Constitutional Convention.


  • Creation: 1785 February - 1788 January


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


1 Volumes : fragile binding, foxing ; 26 x 38 cm

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121