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Diaries, 1765-1770, 1772-1774, 1777-1798.

Author: Jacob Hiltzheimer
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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These diaries offer a daily record of his activities, which included dinners, weddings, and funerals of friends, some of them prominent Philadelphians. The entries made during the Revolutionary War show Hiltzheimer's activities, namely supplying horses and hay to the Continental Army. On July 28, 1777, he bought from Jacob Graff, Jr. the house at which Thomas Jefferson stayed when he wrote the Declaration of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Jacob Barge; Tench Francis; Jacob Graff; Thomas Mifflin; George Washington; Daniel Wister
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Hiltzheimer
OCLC Number: 122644659
Notes: Portions of these diaries were edited and published by Jacob Cox Parsons, "Extracts From the Diary of Jacob Hiltzheimer of Philadelphia 1765-1798" (Philadelphia, 1893). The 1771 and 1775-1776 diaries were not located when Parsons wrote his book.
Description: 26 volumes

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These diaries offer a daily record of his activities, which included dinners, weddings, and funerals of friends, some of them prominent Philadelphians. The entries made during the Revolutionary War show Hiltzheimer's activities, namely supplying horses and hay to the Continental Army. On July 28, 1777, he bought from Jacob Graff, Jr. the house at which Thomas Jefferson stayed when he wrote the Declaration of Independence.

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