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Alexander Hamilton recommended for appointment as adjutant general when just 20-years old

Another new discovery that will appear in Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years. In November 1775, Timothy Pickering decided to step down as adjutant general. To replace him, Pickering recommended twenty-year-old Alexander Hamilton, even though he was not old enough to vote … Continue reading

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WHY THE LIBMEDIA TURNED ON HIL-LIAR-Y…

SCHEXNAYDER SPEAKS ON: PAWN LIBMEDIA TURNING ON HIL-LIAR-Y!? ========================================================== Recently the faithful but gullible DNC agent libmedia has actually tried real journalism by exposing the truth about the Clinton Foundation. Why is this very rare thing happening only now? I think that whenever the libmedia thinks the democrat cannot win or the democrat will not […]

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The Extensive Influence of Alexander Hamilton’s ‘A Full Vindication’ and ‘The Farmer Refuted’

As a 17-year-old, Alexander Hamilton wrote A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress. A few months later, he penned The Farmer Refuted. While these essays have been widely praised, some have questioned their influence. One Hamilton biographer asserted, “Probably few … Continue reading

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Alexander Hamilton’s arrival in New York City in October 1772

After arriving in Boston in October 1772, Alexander Hamilton had to make his way to New York City. Hamilton probably travelled to New York City on  the stagecoach operated by Nicholas Brown, which advertised itself as the “first Stage Coach … Continue reading

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Band of Giants by Jack Kelly

Band of Giants is a book about great characters who overcame, what seems in retrospect, nearly insurmountable odds to beat the world’s foremost military and naval power. In the space of a short few hundred pages author Jack Kelly takes the reader through the War of Independence from start to finish, lingering here and there to illuminate some of the fantastic characters who achieved the seemingly impossible. Kelly points out that men like Hamilton, Lafayette, Henry Knox, Anthony Wayne, and Nathaniel Greene, to name a few, “… had fought with the intensity of youth. They had taken the risks that come easily to the young, had seen with the clarity of youth, had dreamed the dreams of youth. They beheld the phantasmagoria of possibilities that is visible only to the young. They had persevered, they had won. They were, as Lafayette had long ago marveled, “a band of giants.””

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Miraculous Staircase

A few years ago, my wife and I went to Santa Fe and had the opportunity to see the miraculous staircase in the Loretto Chapel.  This is definitely an incredible thing.

This chapel served as a convent and when completed …

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