Alexander Hamilton Papers

To Alexander Hamilton from William Bingham, [5 October 1791]

From William Bingham

[Philadelphia, October 5, 1791]

Dr sir,

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

Wm Bingham

Honble Col Hamilton

ALS, letterpress copy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

1The Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures.

2This sum bought fifty shares of stock in the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures.

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