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letter 2

Dear Sir

I could not resist the Solicitations of Mr Brown, to furnish him with a Letter to you expressive of the Circumstances on which he founds his Pretensions to your Patronage of his Views,—which are to procure the Preference in printing the Laws of the United States—

Mr Brown has served during the War, & I am informed had considerable Merit in the discharge of his Duty as an officer—As a Printer, he is very industrious & correct, & has supported a daily Paper with considerable Reputation—

Permit me to embrace this opportunity of joining Mrs; Bingham's Complements with mine, & of assuring you that I am with unfeigned Respect

Sir Your obedt hble servt
Wm Bingham
[On the back: 'Bingham W.m 15 Aug.t 1790 | rec.d Aug. 26'in Jefferson's hand except for '15 Aug.t 1790'.]