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Bingham, William (1752-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.07558 Author/Creator: Bingham, William (1752-1804) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 July 1801 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 24.1 x 19.8 cm.

Mentions his mind has been "extremely agitated" over his experiences. Notes his friends have recommended a change of situation and he has decided to visit Europe. Goes on to discuss land values and dealings.

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