Clement Biddle letter book no. 45, 1785 February - 1788 January
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
- Biddle, Clement, 1740-1814 (Author, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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1 Volumes : fragile binding, foxing ; 26 x 38 cm
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