Philadelphia Assembly book of expenses, 1748-1749


Date: 1748-1749 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 25 p.


This volume, kept by John Swift, the dancing association treasurer, also contains a record of Swift's personal expenses, 1747-1749.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 25 p.


Presented by Edwin Swift Balch and Thomas Willing Balch and accessioned, 1902 (1902 50518).

General note

This item is described by Thomas Willing Balch in "The First Àssembly Account--Philadelphia, 1748," in American Philosophical Society Proceedings 41 (1902): 260-264.

Early American History Note

This volume contains the records of the Philadelphia Dancing Assembly for 1748-1749. John Swift served as treasurer of this group. This volume also contains some of Swift's personal expenses.

Indexing Terms


  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Institutional Records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs -- To 1775.

Personal Name(s)

  • Swift, John, 1720-1802


  • Dance -- Societies, etc.
  • Philadelphia History
  • Social Life and Custom