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Alexander Hamilton, Jr. Letters

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Identifier: SC 01680
Scope and Contents Four letters from Hamilton to his father, James A. Hamilton and his sister, Eliza. They are dated 10 July 1832; July 11, 1832; 9 September 1833; and 22 October 1833. Hamilton wrote the letters while a Cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point. In a letter to his father, dated July 10, 1832, he discusses possibly sexual relationships between male Cadets as "petting" and plans to steer clear of this practice. He also mentions "pets in the Corps" who are "held in great...

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  • Subject: United States Military Academy X
  • Names: Hamilton, Alexander, 1816-1889 X