Rockville, Md. June 24, 1822
In presenting to the People of the United States, proposals for so important a work as the designation: of that which is here inclosed, I have thought it no less prudent than respectful, to make the object known in the commencement, to those who have bourne a conspicuous part in the formation, and administration—our government, Under this impress sir, I have taken the liberty to address a prospectus to you, and to state, that an expression of your views respecting it, will be truly gratifying, and may be, beneficial to me.
With sentiments of high esteem, sir / your friend.
J A Bingham
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