Just Hamilton Things
Recently, I’ve been reading Ron Chernow’s ‘Alexander Hamilton’ biography, and there’s a few things in there I find note-worthy. (If you’re as obsessed with Hamilton as I am, I do recommend reading this book. It is, after all, the foundation on which Lin-Manuel Miranda built ‘Hamilton’ and it gets into a lot of depth about Ham’s life. The excessive amount of research done for this book amazes me. I applaud you Ron Chernow.)
- One time during the war, civilians in Broadway tore down a large statue of King George then melted it down and made 42,088 bullets, a fact which I find, for some reason, utterly savage
- It’s no wonder people thought Hamilton and Laurens were gay, the letters they wrote to each other, primarily, the letters Hamilton wrote to Laurens… ah, I’ll just leave the examples down below
Hamilton to Laurens: “Cold in my professions, warm in my friendships, I wish, my dear Laurens, it might be in my power by action rather than words to convince you that I love you.”
Not enough for you? But wait, the letter goes on to say later:
“You should have not taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent.”
Another one from Hamilton to Laurens: “I have written you five or six letters since you left Philadelphia and I should have written you more had you made a proper return,”
Looks like Ham is being clingy. He even admits to it:
“But, like a jealous lover, when I thought you slighted my caresses, my affection was alarmed and my vanity piqued.”
After his engagement to Eliza, he writes to Laurens again saying:
“In spite of Schuyler’s (Eliza’s) black eyes, I have still a part for the public and another for you.”
- Hamilton made dick jokes. He wrote to Laurens about finding a wife making bawdy references to ‘the size of his nose’.… his dick, guys. He was talking about his dick.
their famous duel in 1804, Burr was so broke, he asked even Hamilton
for help. (Note, they already hated each other at the time.) Burr came
to Hamilton early in the morning and you can imagine the awkwardness of
the situation. Like, “Hey bro, did I wake you? Yeah, sorry about
that. Hey, I know we hate each other and stuff, but could you like,
help me out here, since you’re so good with money and shizzz?”
The best part was, Hamilton did help, and managed to raise 10,000 dollars in cash for Burr…… and still Burr shot him. Savage.
- Hamilton impressed Adams’ cabinet and there was a conversation that went a little something like this
Adams: Whom shall we appoint Commander-In-Chief?
Adams: lol no, pick someone else
Pickering: But sirrrr, Hamilton is fully qualified-
Adams: NOT HAMILTON.
- While the Reynolds affair was going on and Eliza was away, Hamilton wrote letters urging her to stay far, far away from home as he was “greatly concerned for her health”. Yeahhhh. Riiiiight. You two-faced little LIAR.
- To make the above worse, Eliza, despite the affair, did
remain wholly devoted to Hamilton. In fact, when she was old, she is
supposed to have said, “I am so tired, it is long, I want to see Hamilton.”
IT’S OKAY ELIZA, I DIDN’T NEED MY HEART ANYWAY
- Okay, last fact to wrap things up. After Burr shot Hamilton in the duel, he showed no remorse for it, he took the entire event with a touch of humor. Burr is supposed to have made facetious references to, “my friend Hamilton, whom I shot.” What a savage.