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Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, on the subject of the Public Debt.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01037 Author/Creator: Hamilton, Alexander (1755-1804) Place Written: New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1792 Pagination: 15 p. : folio 32 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: A-D2 ($1 signed). Submitted by Hamilton as Secretary of Treasury. With his name misspelled "Alexarder" on p.15. Evans 24926

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

People:

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsFinanceEconomics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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