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Ambrose Spencer (1765-1848)
John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840)
Oil on canvas, circa 1818
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Marshall S. Bidwell

As attorney general of New York, Spencer in 1804 prosecuted Harry Croswell, a Federalist editor, for seditious libel. Hamilton defended Croswell in this, the last important case of his life.


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