From William Bingham
[Philadelphia, October 5, 1791]
I herewith return you the Subscription Book of the Manufacturing society,1 & must apologize (from hurry of Business) for having detained it So long.
I approve exceedingly of the Plan, both as indicative of public Spirit, & as affording a well grounded hope of private Emolument. I will therefore give it every support in my power, & influenced by these Considerations, do Subscribe 5000 Dollars.2
I am with regard & Consideration Yours Sincerely
Octr 5th 1791
Honble Col Hamilton
ALS, letterpress copy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
1. The Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures.
2. This sum bought fifty shares of stock in the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures.