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Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) An Essay on the Learning of Devises...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07880 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Place Written: London Type: Book signed Date: 1788 Pagination: 727 p. + index 21.4 x 14.2 cm

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Statesmen

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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