Collection comprises one land document
to William Bingham, Esq., for property in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, dated 17 May 1796,
and signed by Thomas Mifflin, Governor of Pennsylvania.
William Bingham was born on April 8, 1752 in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University
of Pennsylvania, class of 1768 and went on to become a founder and director of the
Pennsylvania Bank (later known as the Bank of North America). Bingham was also a trustee of
Dickinson College and president of the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike Company. He
served in the Pennsylvania Assembly, and was a United States Senator from 1795 to 1801. He
owned land in Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania. Bingham died February 6, 1804 in Bath,
0.3 Linear Feet
(1 oversize folder)
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Collection open for research.