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James Rivington (ca. 1724-1802)
Ezra Ames (1768-1836); after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Oil on canvas, 1806
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Dr. Samuel C. Ellis

Rivington published the New-York Gazetteer, a pro-British newspaper which nevertheless printed Hamilton's first patriotic polemics. In November 1775 Hamilton tried, unsuccessfully, to stop a patriot mob from destroying Rivington's press.


Philip Schuyler John Adams William Bayard Egbert Benson Aaron Burr Theodosia Burr Angelica Schuyler Church DeWitt Clinton George Clinton William Coleman Rev. Myles Cooper James Duane Mrs. James Duane Albert Gallatin Elizabeth Hamilton Dr. David Hosack John Jay Thomas Jefferson Marquis de Lafayette Robert Livingston James Madison Mrs. James Madison Albert Gallatin Gouveneur Morris Robert Morris James Rivington Mrs. Philip Schuyler Ambrose Spencer George Washington Martha Washington Thomas Jefferson Rufus King