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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  May-June 1791
|Agreement between Henry Knox and Henry Gurney
|11 June 1791
|Gurney, Henry (fl. 1791)
|Hicklin, Philip (fl. 1791)
|Legal document; Land transaction document
|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.
|Revolutionary War General Landlord and Tenant Mortgage Contract Law Finance Taxes or Taxation Land Transaction Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Gurney, Henry (fl. 1791) Biddle, Clement (1740-1814)
|Agriculture; Banking & Economics
|The Henry Knox Papers
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859