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Cincinnatus Society & Hamilton’s Last 4th of July

On two occasions Cincinnatus left his farm to protect his beloved Rome.  Each time, the Roman Senate sent emissaries to his farm to call him away from his…


                
                    
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The June 18 Letter

GENERAL PHILIP SCHUYLER

NEW YORK, JUNE 18, 1804 – Somehow a published letter landed on Aaron Burr’s desk

seven weeks after he suffered a 16-point…


                
                    
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‘Covid’ In The Time Of Hamilton, And How Burr Used It To Found A Bank Part 2

PART II – PROFITEERING?

In 1799, the year George Washington died, Aaron Burr served in Albany as an Assemblyman.  Since 1795, yellow fever had killed…


                
                    
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‘Covid’ In The Time Of Hamilton, And How Burr Used It To Found A Bank Part 1

PART I – THE DISEASE

 As we suffer “cabin fever” in quarantine from the Coronavirus known as COVID-19, we can be thankful that it’s not the Black…


                
                    
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Aaron Burr As Villain

I just gave a talk at the Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) where they put an Aaron Burr bedstead on display.  Brendan Kennedy, President of the…


                
                    
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Thoughts About Eliza

I got married Saturday to my editor, collaborator and love of my life, Victoria Wright. Despite all the wedding prep, Hamilton’s Choice debuted on Amazon this…


                
                    
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Happy 265th Birthday Hamilton

It must be karma because today Victoria and I saw the print version of HAMILTON’S CHOICE published on Amazon and the digital version will be out in ten days….


                
                    
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Sons of St. Patrick Photos

Jack Casey, well-known friendly Irishman, speaks and performs 3/17/19 at The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick annual black tie dinner in Albany,…


                
                    
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May 2019 Book signing following address to the NY state Mayflower Society

May 2019 speaking engagement for the New York state Society of Mayflower Descendants, commonly known as the Mayflower Society. He spoke about his
book A Land…


                
                    
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Hamilton’s Choice

Jack Casey (Yale, ’72) rejects traditional theories of why Hamilton went to his fatal duel.  By 1804 Aaron Burr had been thoroughly discredited and Hamilton …