Alexander Hamilton

Text from William Wade

Four miles from New York, on the left side of the river, is a high wooded cliff, remarkable for the handsome villa on its summit. At the foot of this rock, which bears the name of Weehawken, is a spot famed as the death-place of one of the most consummate statesmen and valiant soldiers America has produced. Here, in mortal combat with Aaron Burr, fell the incorruptible patriot, Alexander Hamilton, July 12, 1804.