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The Papers of Alexander Hamilton

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Alexander Hamilton portrait by John Trumbull, 1806


Columbia University

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A comprehensive edition of the papers of Alexander Hamilton (1755 - 1804), one of the founders of the United States of America. Hamilton was one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, and the founder of the first American political party. He co-wrote the Federalist papers. As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration, especially the funding of the state debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. Hamilton served in the American Revolutionary War as senior aide-de-camp and confidant to General George Washington, the American commander-in-chief. The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings, legal and financial papers, printed matter, and other papers, chiefly from 1777 to 1804.  

Complete in 27 volumes

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