Archive for the ‘Hamilton’ Category

A Dinner Invite

On This Day in 1780… Hamilton wrote the following letter to Baron von Steuben: Dear Baron, General Knox in conversation has observed to The General, that instead of sending to Philadelphia for the 1500 arms mentioned in your letter of the 6th. and sending those here to that place to be fitted, it would be […]

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1776

Oh, hello there. This photo was brought to my attention this morning; it is a couple of historical players participating in Junior Rangers Day yesterday at Hamilton National Grange. They are dressed in the first military uniform of Alexander Hamilton, when he was a 19-year-old artillery captain in New York City. His company was known […]

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So, on the subject of writing with feathers, observe: This guy did not fuck around. He did have a habit of never crossing the “t” in his name, though. And judging by the many Treasury Dept letters I have looked at, I do not think anyone called him “Alexander.” He was “Alex”, his whole life, […]

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“Ham”

My friend forwarded this to me because she gets me.

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Especially charming

If ever you wanted to read the Historic Furnishings Report or the Historic Structure Report for the Hamilton Grange National Monument, please, feel free to download the linked giant PDFs. I’m warning you that they are scans of copies that were produced over thirty years ago, so. But there is some interesting info. Did you […]

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I am nearly done reading Joanne Freeman’s “Affairs of Honor”, which I have been meaning to get to for a couple months now and I wish I hadn’t waited so long because it’s such an impressive and enlightening book. I haven’t time to write out a full review, and really there is far too much […]

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The Public Theater

Finally got around to getting Hammy properly framed. I should get it back in a week or so.

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Alexander Hamilton seemed to suffer from digestive ailments for much of his life, along with the usual fevers acquired by people of his era. He was sick a lot, and as he got older it just got worse. I believe, as many others do, that he worked himself into this condition. Though he was shot […]

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knavery!

Can we bring this word back? It’s so much fun. I am losing character my friend, because I am not over complaisant to the spirit of clamour, so that I am in a fair way to be out with every body. With one set, I am considered as a friend to military pretensions however exorbitant, […]

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St Croix

enlarge hither In 1767, Alex Hamilton lived with his mother and brother in Christiansted, a grid of streets near the harbor. He was illegitimate, and was subject to scorn because of that, sometimes called an “obscene child” by people in his town. In modern day Christiansted, there are monuments to Hamilton, and streets that bear […]

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