Hamilton, Alexander  (1757 – 1804)
American Politician. Born on the island of Nevis, Leeward Islands. He was a member of the Continental Congress and the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95). Joined the Continental Army in 1776; appointed aide-de-camp to General Washington from March 1, 1777 through February 16, 1781. Member of the Continental Congress in 1782, 1783, and 1788. Member of the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention in 1787 that adopted the Constitution of the United States and also of the State ratification convention in 1788. Studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in New York City. He was mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr and died the following day.

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letter to Samuel Gerry (September 26, 1792) Alexander Hamilton
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This letter was written as Secretary of the Treasury and is signed in the full "Alexander Hamilton", whereas most of Hamilton's letters are signed merely "A. Hamilton". This letter also bears Hamilton's frank signature, "Free A. Hamilton."


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