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HOLLINGSWORTH, Levi, merchant, born in Elkton, Maryland, 29 November, 1739; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 24 March, 1824. His great-grandfather, Valentine Hollingsworth, accompanied William Penn to Pennsylvania in 1682. Levi became a merchant in Philadelphia in 1760, and was a zealous and ac-tire supporter of the cause of American independence. He suffered loss from supplies that he furnished the army, and served in the field as a member of the original troop of city cavalry, he was sent to Canada with the specie for the payment of General Montgomery's army when it was investing Quebec, and was employed in many other special services. He was afterward one of the leaders of the Federal party in Philadelphia.
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