A 1780 letter from Alexander Hamilton to the Marquis de Lafayette was the featured piece at the Commonwealth Museum’s annual 4th of July exhibit this year in Boston.
The letter, which is believed to have been stolen from the Massachusetts State Archives during World War II, was recently returned to the Commonwealth after a lengthy court battle.
Dated July 21, 1780, the letter details an imminent British threat to French forces in Rhode Island.
Commonwealth Museum: Press Release
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