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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...
The President presents his compliments to Mr Bingham. Takes the liberty of troubling him with the care of the enclosed letter to General Knox; and of wishing him, Mrs Bingham and the Party, a pleasant Journey, and Safe return. Recollecting that Mr Bingham, some days ago, was making some enquiries on the Subject of Manures, and having had several Copies of a propd Report sent to him by Sir John...
While I am employed in the Trust committed to me by the House of Representatives; I conceive it my Duty, from Time to Time, to inform them through you, of the Steps, which I have taken and of those, which I mean to take, in order to accomplish the great End, which is in View. From the Records deposited in the Rolls-Office I have taken an Account of all the Laws made in Pennsylvania from its...
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...
Your favor of April 16. came to my hands but a few days ago, and found me much occupied with preparations for my visit to America, on which I set out tomorrow. It was not till yesterday therefore that I could go to la Muette where the shops are established for making the carding and spinning apparatus. I inclose you a notice from Mr. Milne. He is at the head of the work. To the details...
The Legislature of Virginia chuse their Senators for Congs. as they do their State officers, by joint ballot of the two Houses. The ballots are first separately collected in each House & then brought together & counted by Committees from each in presence of such other members as think fit to attend, the election being decided by the major vote without regard to a distinction of Houses. It is a...
[ 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.