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The Royal Danish American Gazette , October 17, 1772 . ; copy (incomplete), with minor word changes, Columbia University Libraries. Although it is impossible to determine beyond dispute that H was the author of this poem, it is attributed to him by J. C. Hamilton, who refers to it as “a hymn,” but ascribes it to the period when H attended school in Elizabethtown, New Jersey ( Hamilton, Life...
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Quotations and paraphrases of the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis. AD , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Scholars differ on the year of H’s arrival in the North American colonies and the dates of his schooling there. These notes, and those which follow, were presumably made while H attended the school of Francis Barber in Elizabethtown, New...
According to J. C. Hamilton ( Life John C. Hamilton, The Life of Alexander Hamilton (New York, 1840). , 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.
34The Iliad of Homer, [1773] (Hamilton Papers)
[ Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1773 .] Exercise in Homer’s Iliad , beginning with Book 12. Discontinuously numbered lines in Greek are followed by one page of English translation and notes in English on the geography of the eastern Mediterranean. D , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. The authorship of this MS is not known. The handwriting bears only a slight resemblance to that of H. If H...
1774 Mr. Alexr. Hamilton at £ 3 . . 4 ⅌ Quar. Dr. Con Cr. £  s.  d Sepr. 20 entered with me this day, to Study Mathems. 1783. By Cash recd. from him, now Col. Hamilton, as a present at the close of the War } 5 Guins. = 9—6—8 D , from the original in The New York State Library, Albany.
36A Card, [22 December 1774] (Hamilton Papers)
The Friend to America presents his compliments to Mr. A. W. Farmer, and begs leave to decline making any remarks upon his Examination into the conduct of the Delegates, until he has seen what he may have to offer, in answer to the Full Vindication, &c. His reasons, there is no necessity to communicate. He assures Mr. Farmer, that he never imagined, any thing he could say, would frighten, or...
I resume my pen, in reply to the curious epistle, you have been pleased to favour me with; and can assure you, that, notwithstanding, I am naturally of a grave and phlegmatic disposition, it has been the source of abundant merriment to me. The spirit that breathes throughout is so rancorous, illiberal and imperious: The argumentative part of it so puerile and fallacious: The misrepresentations...