[1807 Manuscript Document requesting Patriot attorney Peter S. Du Ponceau to pay his law office rent in Philadelphia].
Ephemeral manuscript document asking Patriot attorney Peter S. Du Ponceau (1760–1844) of Philadelphia to pay his law office rent. Du Ponceau emigrated from Paris in 1777 to serve as secretary to Baron von Steuben at Valley Forge. Later, during the Revolutionary War, he studied law in Philadelphia while serving as under secretary of foreign affairs under Robert Livingston from 1781 to 1783. He established a successful law practice in the city. (ANB)
Du Ponceau is requested to remit his rent to John Rosseler, pastor of St. Mary’s Church. The proximity of the Walnut Street Jail may have led Du Ponceau to lease an office on this street.
Description: [1807 Manuscript Document requesting Patriot attorney Peter S. Du Ponceau to pay his law office rent in Philadelphia].
Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania. September 1, 1807. Laid paper. 5½ x 8¼ inches. Fine condition.