Alexander Hamilton (1755 - 1804)
Founding Father of the United States, chief aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution. He was the founder of the nation's financial system, founder of the Federalist Party, Father of the Coast Guard and founder of The New York Post. Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury, appointed by George Washington, and the primary author of President Washington's economic policies. He established a national bank, a system of tariffs and trade relations with the British. He played a major role in the Revolutionary War as a Captain, after which he was elected to the Congress of the Confederation from New York, where he practiced law, and founded the Bank of New York. Here is an original signature by Alexander Hamilton. Excellent, scarce piece.