Sponsor of Hamilton’s Education

William Livingston’s sponsorship of Alexander Hamilton’s education.

In 1772, having ceased his practice of law, William Livingston retired to his estate in New Jersey. Shortly thereafter, Alexander Hamilton, aged 16, arrived with a letter of introduction from a Presbyterian minister who had contributed towards his voyage from the British West Indies. Livingston subsequently enabled Hamilton to attend a school in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and King’s College in New York, from which he graduated, becoming a founding father of the American Republic.1

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Scott, Walter Dill, B.A., Ph.D., L.L.D., (ed.). President Emeritus, Northwestern University. The American Peoples Encyclopedia. Alexander Hamilton. Chicago: The Spencer Press, Inc., 1948.

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