|Born||January 11, 1755|
Nevis, British West Indies
|Died||July 12, 1804|
New York, New York
American statesman. Aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the American Revolution. Primary author of The Federalist, published serially in newspapers with James Madison and John Jay under the name Publius. First Secretary of the Treasury. Mortally wounded in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr in Weehawken, New Jersey, on July 11, 1804.
The repository contains two quotes from Alexander Hamilton.
Money is an essential ingredient to happiness in this world.
Our great error is that we suppose mankind more honest than they are.