- Alexander Hamilton: A Resource Guide compiles links to digital materials related to Hamilton such as manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on Hamilton and a selected bibliography.
- Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, The Federalist Papers were a series of eighty-five essays urging the citizens of New York to ratify the new United States Constitution. The essays originally appeared anonymously in New York newspapers in 1787 and 1788 under the pen name “Publius.”
- The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, include more than three hundred letters with references to Hamilton. Of particular interest is a missive dated August 28, 1788, in which Washington writes Hamilton in praise of Publius’ latest installation of The Federalist:
As the perusal of the political papers under the signature of Publius has afforded me great satisfaction, I shall certainly consider them as claiming a most distinguished place in my Library…When the transient circumstances and fugitive performances which attended this Crisis shall have disappeared, That Work will merit the Notice of Posterity; because in it are candidly and ably discussed the principles of freedom and the topics of government, which will be always interesting to mankind so long as they shall be connected in Civil Society.
Letter from George Washington to Alexander Hamilton, August 28, 1788. George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799. Manuscript Division
- Search on Alexander Hamilton or Aaron Burr in A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, 1774-1875 to read a wide variety of material concerning their involvement in the proceedings of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress.
- See The Thomas Jefferson Papers for more information on the formation of the early Republic and the lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Search on the terms Alexander Hamilton or Aaron Burr to see material related to these men.