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Alexander Hamilton



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Historical Note

Alexander Hamilton
(1757 - 1804)

We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.

-Alexander Hamilton, Founding Father

Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have is this. When I have a subject in mind, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with itů the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.

-Alexander Hamilton, Founding Father

That he possessed intellectual powers of the first order, and the moral qualities of integrity and honor in captivating degree, has been awarded him by a suffrage now universal. If his theory of government deviated from the republican standard he had the candor to avow it, and the greater merit of co-operating faithfully in maturing and supporting a system which was not his choice.

-James Madison, Founding Father 1831

Document Specifications:  This is an autograph on piece of batonne laid paper signed "Free A. Hamilton" and measuring 2 3/8" wide and 1 1/2" tall. Below the ink signature, in a different hand, is the very light pencil notation "Secretary of Treasury". This signed piece has in turn been affixed by its upper right corner to the center of a 3 x 5 inch library catalogue card ("Library Bureau C48134") stating that was "Patented May 25, 1897"  this index card has a penciled notation "Genuine Signature Alexander Hamilton".  Likely dating from his Term as Secretary of the Treasury.

 Offered by Berryhill & Sturgeon, Ltd. .................................  $ SOLD

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