George Clymer money withdrawal request, Philadelphia, 1776

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George Clymer (1739-1813) was a Pennsylvania representative to the Continental Congress. He was active in the early stages of the revolution, taking a lead in the demonstrations in Philadelphia following the passage of the Stamp Act in 1765 and the Tea Act in 1773. At the time of this letter, Clymer was chairman of the Committee of Safety in the Congress. He eventually became a member of the first United States Congress in 1789.

The letter's recipient, John Nixon (1733-1808), was also a passionate supporter of the colonies. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel during the Revolutionary War as well as the treasurer of the Committee of Safety in Philadelphia. He is also well known as the first public reader of the Declaration of Independence, which he read aloud from the State House four days after its signing.

This letter, dated June 26, 1776, is addressed to both John Nixon and the others of the Committee of Accounts. Clymer is requesting the financier to withdraw five hundred pounds for Mr. Thomas Fitzsimmons and Joseph Moulder.

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  • Title: George Clymer money withdrawal request, Philadelphia, 1776
  • Creator: George Clymer
  • Creation Date: 1776-06-26
  • Subject Date: 1776-06-26
  • Location: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 14 cm x 20.4 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 420, Box 58/8
  • Collection: John S. H. Fogg autograph collection
  • Object Type: Text

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