(1804)

Alexander Hamilton is Buried Here

Manhattan: Financial District/
Trinity Churchyard, Rector St. Side

Revolutionary, Federalist, first Secretary of the Treasury, founder of the Bank of New York. He died the day after he was shot by Aaron Burr in a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. Hamilton's son, who was killed in a duel three years earlier, is also buried in Trinity Churchyard. 'The corporation of TRINITY CHURCH Has erected this In Testimony of their Respect FOR The PATRIOT of incorruptible INTEGRITY The SOLDIER of approved VALOR The STATESMAN of consummate WISDOM Whose TALENTS and VIRTUES will be admired Long after this MARBLE shall have mouldered into DUST He died July 12th 1804 Aged 47'

Posted May 29, 2013 by gstavrou

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