Meet John B. Church, the profligate Englishman with whom Alexander Hamilton (his brother-in-law) conspired to take control of the Bank of North America (1781) and the Bank of New York (1784)
Note, the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War was signed on Sep. 3, 1783.
Church’s uncle, John Barker, was the Governor of the Royal Exchange and London Assurance Corporation [Act 1719]; his sons became trader-members of the Levant Company (opium to China – alliances with the Boston Brahmins); his nephew John Barker Church took investment control of America’s first two banks, facilitated by Anglophile Alexander Hamilton
Charles Pigott. (1794). John Barker Church, The Whig Club, A Sketch of Modern Patriotism, pp. 120-127, 237 pgs. Oxford University, W. Priest.
While we were researching the real history about Alexander Hamilton, we came across these additional items:
Alexander Hamilton participated in the sale of 550 African slaves as a clerk for a trading company headquartered in New York, with offices in St. Croix.
13 years later, he founded The Bank of New York – establishing debt slavery in the new American Republic
Messrs. Kortright & Cruger (Alexander Hamilton, clerk). (Jan. 23, 1771). SLAVES (Three Hundred Prime) for auction, Vol. 1, No. 58. The Royal Danish American Gazette.
The miners say that this article is an accurate summary:
Sec. of Treasury Alexander Hamilton’s dubious sales pitch for a private national bank in the First Congress, Third Session.
Hamilton allowed British bankers to infiltrate the first national bank in the new American Republic
Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of Treasury. (Dec. 13, 1790). NATIONAL BANK, Vol. No. 18, from Vol. 1, FINANCE (Apr. 11, 1789), 1st Congress, 3rd Session, pp. 67-76. Library of Congress.
First stockholders in Hamilton’s First Bank of the United States includes Thomas M. Willing, who was the richest man in America.
Willing studied in Bath, England and studied law at the London Inner Temple. From 1781 to 1791, Willing served as president of the Bank of North America, preceding John Nixon. In 1791, President George Washington appointed Willing along with two others as commissioners of the newly created First Bank of the United States. He was elected president of the bank later that year, and during his tenure, he became the richest man in America.
Thomas M. Willing had 13 children. His granddaughter Ann Louisa Baring nee Bingham married Alexander Baring who was a director and governor of the Bank of England from 1805-1815 (during the War of 1812 burning down of the White House). Baring sat in parliament for Taunton between 1806 and 1826,
Details on the First Bank of the United States (1791-1811)
James O. Wettereau. (Jul. 01, 1937). New Light on the First Bank of the United States, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 263-285 (23 pages). The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, UPenn Press.