The Catiline of America

Alexander Hamilton to Oliver Wolcott (December 16, 1800)

“He is bankrupt beyond redemption except by the plunder of his country. His public principles have no other spring or aim than his own aggrandisement per fas et nefas. If he can, he will certainly disturb our institutions to secure to himself permanent power and with it wealth. He is truly the Cataline [sic] of America—& if I may credit Major Wilcocks, he has held very vindictive language respecting his opponents.”

3 thoughts on “The Catiline of America

  1. ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’, the Americans need to go back to their history books.

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