[Philadelphia]:, 1799. [2 pp]. Bifolium. 8 x 9.75 inches. Very good, light soiling, a few closed tears at the folds. Item #43937
Lists work done for Clement Biddle during the full year of 1798, with 40 entries including fees for: bill of sale ship Fair American; proof of property ship Dominick Ferry; protest Schooner Hope; affidavit respecting Schiner Little will; bill of sale Brig. Two Sisters, etc. At least ten different ships are named. Etienne Dutilh (1748-1810), a French merchant, emigrated to Philadelphia in 1783. He established a number of firms including E. Dutilh & Company; Dutilh & Wachsmuth; and Dutilh, Soullier & Company, most engaged in trade to the West Indies and Northern European. During the American Revolution, Clement Biddle (1740-1814) was the Commissary General at Valley Forge under George Washington, fought at the Battle of Princeton, the Battle of Brandywine, the Battle of Germantown and the Battle of Monmouth. After the war he became a rich merchant and importer in Philadelphia. Noted "paid by Banks", January 11, 1799.