Honorary Degree from Rhode Island College
Providence, September 4, 1792. “Voted, That the Degree of Doctor of Laws be conferred on … the Hon. Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States.”1
MS minutes, Brown University—Corporation Minutes, 1764– , Brown University Archives, John Hay Library, Providence.
1. For an account of the commencement of Rhode Island College on September 5, 1792, at which this degree was conferred on H, who was not present, see the Providence Gazette and Country Journal, September 8, 1792.