George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Bingham, 15 September 1780

From William Bingham

Philadelphia september 15th 1780


Your Excellency will receive by this Conveyance, two Boxes of Liqueurs, one of which Mr Jay on his Departure from Martinico, requested I would take under my Care & forward to your Excellency, the other, I take the liberty of Soliciting your Acceptance of, as a Small Token of the respectfull Esteem, with which I have the honor to be, Sir your Excellency’s, most obedient & very humble servt

Wm Bingham


GW replied to Bingham from headquarters at Tappan on 4 Oct.: “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” (ALS, PHi: Gratz Collection; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW). For GW’s absence, see The Hartford Conference, 20–22 Sept., editorial note.

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