William Bingham Hand Signed, Stock Certificate, 1795, Philadelphia & Lancaster
William Bingham Signed Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Stock Certificate (#89), hand signed by William Bingham (bold signature), March 16th, 1795, printed on sheepskin and bearing a beautiful vignette of a Conestoga wagon about to pass through a toll gate. Authentic and Original; about 300 of these certificates are known to exist - PLEASE CHECK PICTURES! Background History: Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, William Bingham became an American statesman (1752 – 1804), and by the beginning of the American Revolution he was considered one of the richest men in Pennsylvania. Bingham became the founder and director of the Bank of North America, the first bank in the country (1781). He served as a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1786 – 1788 and eventually served in the United States Senate from 1795 – 1801. Framed with Museum Quality & Conservation Materials (Frame measures 20 x 16 inches). Excellent Condition.