Alexander Hamilton - The Man Who Made Modern America
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1802

January 27, 1802
"Mine is an odd destiny. Perhaps no man in the U[nited] States has sacrificed or done more for the present Constitution than myself. And contrary to all my anticipations of its fate, as you know from the very beginning, I am still labouring to prop the frail and worthless fabric. Yet I have the murmurs of its friends no less than the curses of its foes for my rewards. What can I do better than withdraw from the scene? Every day proves to me more and more that this American world was not made for me."

Alexander Hamilton to Gouverneur Morris, January 27, 1802
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