Colonial American Travel Narratives - Itinerarium of Dr. Hamilton - Annapolis to New York Summary & Analysis

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Itinerarium of Dr. Hamilton - Annapolis to New York Summary and Analysis

The final narrative presented is by Dr. Alexander Hamilton. In the introduction, it is explained that Hamilton is a doctor living in Annapolis, Maryland, having come to America from Scotland where he was raised and educated. Suffering from tuberculosis, he embarks on a four-month journey through the Northeast in May 1744 at the age of 31, to escape the heat of the Maryland summer. He is an affluent gentleman, traveling at a leisurely pace with no special schedule or destination. The editor explains that one of the difficulties he faces is that each colony issues its own paper currency, so to avoid carrying a large amount of cash money he arranges for letters of introduction to various other gentlemen on his way who will provide him with...

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