Washington and Alexander Hamilton

The fleet finally disappeared and, after a council of war, the American officers decided to leave Philadelphia and all march north together to attack the British forces in New York. This was such an important move that a letter was sent to Congress asking permission. The messenger who carried the letter was Alexander Hamilton, a mere youth, though he was captain of artillery. He was very small but so brave that they called him “the little lion”and Washington addressed him affectionately as “my boy.”

Source: George Washington , by Calista McCabe Courtenay

Published: 1917

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