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[ Paris, 8 Aug. 1785. Entry in SJL reads: “W. Bingham. Inclosing letter to Ct. d’Andlau. By post.” Neither letter nor enclosure has been found.]
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...
[ 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.
Your favor of the 15th Ulto reached my quarters during my late absence from the Army—I am exceedingly obliged by your care of the Case of Liqueurs committed to your charge by Mr Jay, as I am for that, which you so politely added. I have only to regret that they both suffered much by the roughness of the transportation. I am—Sir Yr Most Obt & Hble Ser. PHi : Gratz Collection.
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...
I have been favored with yours of the 12 Feb y Containing a Copy of one of 16 Oct r . last, for which accept my cordial Thanks. Your The Observations res in France respecting my app t . ^ a certain Event ^ coincide exactly with what I expected on that Subject Indeed the many interesting Remarks spread thro’ your Letter appear to me to have Weight. Our last accounts give us Reason to suppose...
LS : American Philosophical Society; copy: National Archives We send you herewith a copy of what we wrote you the 1st Inst. per the Sloop Independance Capt. Young and hope some of the articles that were to be forwarded to your Island or St. Eustatia by Monsr. Hortalez have arrived. In that case you will apply for, receive and Ship them by these opportunities of our Continental Cruizers, which...
LS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania; copy: National Archives We have wrote you already by this Conveyance of the Brigantine Andrew Doria to St. Eustatia which we deem safer than the Sachem as she sails faster and is of more Force. Therefore we now enclose you some very Important dispatches for Mr. Dean and request you will forward them by the very first good Conveyance advising us...
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...
I have duly recieved your favor of the 25th. I had before felt a sincere concern for the circumstance which has made you wish for a change of scene, having myself entertained a very high esteem for the character which has left us and learnt from experience the indelible effects of such a loss. time is the only medicine & but an imperfect one. I thank you for the offer of services abroad. I...
LS : American Philosophical Society We deliver you herewith two Letters from the secret Committee of Congress, one directed to Messr. Adrian Le Maitre and Mr. Richard Harrison at Martinico, whereby they are directed to pay the Net Proceeds of a Cargo of Provisions Consign’d them per the Sloop Fanny Capt. Britton to our Order and We have endorsed on said Letter that the Payment is to be made to...
LS : American Philosophical Society; LS : New York Public Library; LS : Harvard University Library Having received advice that our Agent Monsr. Hortalez is dispatching Sundry Articles wanted for the Service of the United States of America to Martinico recommended to the care of his Excellency the General or the Governor and Intendant there, to be by them delivered to whoever Shall be properly...
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...
LS : Stanley R. Becker, East Hampton, N.Y. (1966); copy: Library of Congress I thank you for your frequent Communications of News Papers from North America, for tho’ they are generally old before they come to hand, they always contain some Information that I am glad to receive. I have not yet seen the Bills you mention your being about to draw on me. I wish it were in my Power to accomodate...
Your two letters respecting the Brig Hope, for the proceeds of whose cargo certain persons in Massachusetts have obtained a judgment against you, have been referred to the Attorney General: but his present opinion is in unison with the former that the United States are under no engagement to indemnify you from the effects of that judgment. Even did such an obligation exist, as no legal...
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...
Since my Arrival at this Place and indeed Since I left London I have heard no News of M r Jay. will you be so good as to inform me, where he is and what is the State of his Health. As soon as I hear of his Return to Paris I shall have occasion to write to him, perhaps before.— This Place is So out of the Way of all Letters from America, that it will not be expected there, that I am here, So...
I have been favored with your obliging Letter of the 10 th . Instant, and sincerely congratulate You & M rs . Bingham on your safe arrival. A Tour thro’ ^ parts of ^ Europe cannot fail of being agreable to M rs . Bingham ^ her ^ and as
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...
LS : Yale University Library Your several letters of the 4th. 15th. and 26th August to this Committee have been duely received with the several enclosures and the whole have been laid before the Congress. We can therefore communicate that satisfaction which we dare say it must afford you to know that you have so far obtained the approbation of that August Body. It is not necessary that we...
LS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania These instructions were composed on the day that Congress authorized the secret committee to export to the West Indies enough goods to pay for the 10,000 muskets described in the second paragraph. Bingham’s mission to the Caribbean was similar to Deane’s earlier one to Europe in that both went in a dual role. Each was the agent of the committee of secret...