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There is a species of information highly requisite to the Government in adjusting the policy of its Treaties and Laws respecting Navigation for obtaining which with proper accuracy and detail no regular plan has ever yet been persued in this Country. It relates to the comparative advantages with which the Navigation of the United States and that of other Nations with whom they trade is or can...
[ Philadelphia, October 5, 1791. On October 6, 1791, Bingham wrote to Hamilton : “I received your Letter of yesterday.” Letter not found. ] Bingham was a founder and director of the Bank of North America, a land speculator, the founder of Binghamton, New York, and one of the richest men in the United States. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly from 1790 to 1795.
The computed probable exigencies of the Treasury were my guide in asking of the Bank an accommodation to the extent of the sum applied for. Nor would any less sum leave me at perfect security against the possibility of embarrassment. In this state of the business I shall hope that the Bank will endeavour to go the full length of my request. The Directors know my invariable attention to the due...