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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04988
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0100] May-June 1791 
Title Agreement between Henry Knox and Henry Gurney
Date 11 June 1791
Author Gurney, Henry (fl. 1791)  
Additional authors Hicklin, Philip (fl. 1791)
Document Type Legal document; Land transaction document
Content Description Legal agreement for Knox to rent the farm of Henry Gurney for three years. A man named Oliver Pollock was the previous tenant. The farm was situated north of Chestnut Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets. The rent was 300 pounds of Pennsylvania currency per year. Knox is also responsible for the taxes. Document witnessed and signed by Thomas Biddle and Clement Biddle.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Landlord and Tenant  Mortgage  Contract  Law  Finance  Taxes or Taxation  Land Transaction  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Gurney, Henry (fl. 1791)  Biddle, Clement (1740-1814)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Agriculture; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Clement Biddle (1740-1814) was an American Revolutionary soldier. He helped organize the “Quaker Blues", a company of volunteers. He was a deputy quartermaster general of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey militia. He was the Commissary General at Valley Forge under George Washington. After the Revolutionary War he was a U.S. marshal in Pennsylvania.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859