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So lots of Hamilton

Lots and lots of Hamilton

Among the national sins of our country that have provoked the wrath of Heaven to afflict us with a war, I ought to have mentioned in my last letter the idolatrous worship paid to the name of General Washington by all classes and nearly all parties of our citizens, manifested in the impious application of names and epithets to him which are ascribed in Scripture only to God and to Jesus Christ. The following is a part of them: ‘our Saviour,’ ‘our Redeemer,’ ‘our cloud by day and our pillar of fire by night,’ ‘our star in the east,’ ‘to us a Son is borne,’ and ‘our guide on earth, our advocate in Heaven.’

Benjamin Rush to John Adams, July 8, 1812

I think you’re exaggerating, Rush

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