Hamilton Colonel Commission Matted Print
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- 8 1/2 X 11 inches
- Matted print
A reproduction of Alexander Hamilton’s 1783 commission as lieutenant colonel for the Revolutionary Army, this matted print is an artifact of U.S. history. In 1809, five years after his death, Hamilton’s widow Elizabeth submitted a petition requesting restoration of her husband’s right to a pension. Along with a personal statement of his property and debts, she submitted this commission. Mrs. Hamilton's initial attempt to secure a pension failed, but in 1816, Congress passed a bill granting five years' pay, which was a full pension, to Mrs. Hamilton.
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