ALEXANDER HAMILTON WAS AN INDISPENSABLE AIDE TO GEORGE WASHINGTON DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR (1775-83) AND WAS THE PRINCIPAL AUTHOR OF THE FEDERALIST PAPERS, BECOMING A KEY FIGURE IN THE RATIFICATION OF THE U. S. CONSTITUTION AND A PROLIFIC WRITER IN ITS DEFENSE
ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1755 OR 1757-1804) EXTREMELY RARE SIGNED SLIP, “A. Hamilton”, on a slip 2.75 x 1 attached to an acid-free backing card, by the American statesman, who was one of the most influential founding fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U. S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation’s financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper. He was challenged to a duel on July 11, 1804 by Vice-President Aaron Burr (1756-1836) over a disagreement about Burr’s qualifications when running for Governor of New York. Hamilton was mortally wounded and died the next day. The unusually large, bold signature comes with a vintage engraved portrait by H. B. Hall Jr. and both items are in excellent condition, with minor age toning.