[“Speech in the Fields”]1
[New York, July 6, 1774]
1. According to J. C. Hamilton (Life description begins John C. Hamilton, The Life of Alexander Hamilton (New York, 1840). description ends , I, 21–23) H made this speech. Almost all of H’s biographers have repeated this story. There is no contemporary evidence, newspaper or other, that H made such a speech or even attended the meeting.