Letter from William Bingham to Benjamin Rush

Letter from William Bingham to Benjamin Rush
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February 6, 1784

Statesman William Bingham writes Benjamin Rush and compares the conditions in England with those in the United States in terms of government, economics, and immigration. "Whilst the United States have the pleasing Prospect of daily increasing in Power and political Importance," Bingham explains that "the Kingdom appears to be in a very declining state, depressed with contending Factions." Bingham also sends Rush a color engraving of hot air balloon titled "The First Hydrogen Balloon: The Landing near L'Ile Adam." Transcript included.

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Gift of the Bonisteel Fund