George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 1 October 1774]

Octr. 1st. At the Congress till 3 Ocl. Din’d with Mr. Hamilton at Bush Hill.

James Hamilton (c.1710–1783) of Bush Hill, north of Philadelphia, was the son of Andrew Hamilton (d. 1741) and Anne Brown Preeson Hamilton. He had held various public positions including those of mayor of Philadelphia, member of the provincial council, lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, and acting governor of the colony in 1771 and 1773. Hamilton was arrested as a Tory during the Revolution.

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