From William Bingham
Philada July 21. 1801
Having a Packet of Papers which by your Desire were deposited with me, & which have long laid dormant in my Possession,1 & being about embarking in a Short time for Europe,2 permit me to return them to you.
You will gratify me exceedingly, by furnishing me with an opportunity of rendering you any services during my Stay in Europe.
I request you to make my respectfull Complements acceptable to Mrs Hamilton & to believe me with Sincere Esteem & Regard
Dear sir Your obedt hbl ser
P S. Please to address me, to the Care of Sir Francis Baring,3 Bart London
ALS, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
2. After his wife, Anne Willing Bingham, died on May 11, 1801, Bingham sailed for England in August, 1801, with his daughter, Ann, and her husband, Alexander Baring. Baring, the son of Sir Francis Baring, was the agent for the House of Baring in the United States from 1795 to 1801.
3. Sir Francis Baring was the head of the House of Baring, an import-export firm in London. He was also a Whig member of Parliament.