Morristown NJ George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Marquis De Lafayette discussing France's role in the new nation. Morristown Green
Alexander Hamilton, who served as founding father, economist, political activist, and the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Alexander Hamilton served as George Washington’s aide-de-camp during the Revolutionary War, wrote the majority of the Federalist Papers, acted as one of the first constitutional lawyers in the country, and led American nationalists to draft a new constitution. Although his political contributions to the country numbered many, Hamilton is perhaps best known for his...
On this day in 1782, George Washington humorously lays the guilt on thick while waiting for answers about funding and maintaining troop levels prior to the final peace treaty ending the Revolutionary War. His highly personal letter to Dr. James McHenry shows a glimpse of the man behind the otherwise stolid image.
Philip Schuyler (1733-1804) was a general in the American Revolution and a United States Senator from New York. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775, and served until he was appointed a Major General of the Continental Army in June. General Schuyler took command of the Northern Department, and planned the Invasion of Canada.
A letter from George Washington to Angelica Schuyler Church, Alexander Hamilton's sister-in-law.
John Sullivan (1740-1795) was a major general in the American Revolution, a delegate in the Continental Congress and a federal judge. He commanded the Sullivan Expedition in 1779, a scorched earth campaign against the Iroquois towns that had taken up arms against the American revolutionaries.
Elizabeth of Valois - eldest daughter of Henry II of France & Catherine de' Medici. Her father insisted she share her bedroom w/ her future sister-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots. She had to give precedence to Mary –a crowned queen. The 2 would remain close friends the rest of their lives. Though her sister Margaret & Mary of Scots were prettier, she was still considered attractive. She married to Philip II of Spain. Philip was enchanted by his 14 yr old bride & gave up his mistress.