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Clement Biddle ALS, 1778

Biddle, Clement (1740-1814). Philadelphia merchant, liberal Quaker, and early supporter of the Revolution who joined the Continental Army in 1776. ALS, 1p, 7.25 x 9.5 in., Raritan, NJ. December 14, 1778. Addressed to Quartermaster General Nathanael Greene. From 1777 to 1780, Biddle was Commissary General of Forage for the army, and during this time, he developed a friendship with Quartermaster General Greene. At the time that Biddle penned this letter, Washington's army was encamped in northern New Jersey. He writes: 

If Blands & Baylors Regiments are both at Winchester, Count Pulaskys Legion may be quartered & Foraged at Frederickstown in Maryland. He informs Greene, If Baylors are at Frederickstown & Colo. Moylans are removed to Baltimore, County Pulaskys Legion may be quarterd in different parts of Lancaster County provided that Colo. Armands Corps are separated & quarterd at Reading. I wish to be informed of the Orders given, that I may direct a provision of Forage without Delay. Signed, Clement BIddle CGF.

George Baylor, Theodorick Bland, Stephen Moylan and Charles Armand were all colonels and their units were part of the cavalry, like Count Pulaski's unit. 

Condition:

Typical folds, few light stains. Otherwise ink is strong and legible.

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$360
11/18/2016

 

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