Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary - Chapter Six: “I must tell you, sir, you treat me with disrespect” (136 - 161) Summary & Analysis

Brockenbrough, Martha
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Alexander, who had never wanted a desk job, had been confined to one for four years. His rank was low and he felt no one knew him. Washington continually refused any chance for Alexander to get an outside job, as he did not want to let Alexander go. Meanwhile, Laurens eventually became a minister to France, and Alexander was forced to take up the extra work of the aides that left. Fighting died down, and Washington became angrier. He accused Alexander of being disrespectful for taking too long to join him for a meeting. Alexander, who had nothing but respect for Washington, quit on the spot. He worked at Headquarters until April, and returned home to look for a job on the battlefield. He wrote a letter to Washington asking for command...

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