This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...and also in the House, No. 702 Market Street. These claims will be considered together, as the history of these houses is much interwoven. There having been several conflicting claims as late as 1825 as to which was the house in which Mr. Jefierson wrote the Declaration. Dr. James Mease, a learned antiquarian of Philadelphia and author of "Picture of Philadelphia in 180o, '_' knowing that Mrs. Clymer (with whom Mr. Jefferson boarded in the house which she kept at the time it was written) had said that it was written in the house which she kept and where Mr. Jefferson at the time resided, on the southwest corner of Seventh and High (now Market) streets (No. 230 High street; afterward, and to March, 1883, No. 700 Market street), Dr. Mease on the eighth of September, 1825, wrote to Thomas Jefferson inquiring about the house and its location. Doctor Mease lived from his childhood near the corner of Seventh and Market streets, and asserted and believed that No. 7oo Market street was the Declaration house. Mrs. John Sergeant told the eminent antiquarian, John McAllister, Jr., that the house on the southwest corner of Seventh and Market streets, or No. 700 Market street, was the house in which Mr. Jefferson wrote the Declaration. Nicholas Biddle, in his " Eulogium on Thomas Jefferson," delivered before the American Philosophical Society, April 11, 1827, gave his testimony that the house on the southwest corner of Market and Seventh streets was the house where the Declaration of Independence was written. At the close of the "Eulogium " (p. 45), Mr. Biddle continued: "I am indebted to the kindness of Dr. James Mease for permission to transcribe the following letters on the subject of the house in...