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Our History




“The relationship between Washington and Hamilton was so consequential in early American history – rivaled only by the intense comradeship between Jefferson and Madison – that it is difficult to conceive their careers apart.  The two men had complementary talents, values and opinions that survived many strains over their twenty-two years together.  Washington possessed the outstanding judgment, sterling character and clear sense of purpose needed to guide his sometimes wayward protege; he saw that the volatile Hamilton needed a steadying hand.  Hamilton, in turn, contributed philosophical depth, administrative expertise, and comprehensive policy knowledge that nobody in Washington’s ambit ever matched. He could transmute wispy ideas into detailed plans and turn revolutionary dreams into enduring realities.  As a team, they were unbeatable and far more than the some of their parts” ~  Ron Chernow



“It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.” ~ Alexander Hamilton


“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. ~ George Washington


“The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.” ~ George Washington


George Washington in Consultation with Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton by Constantino Brumidi, 1870-73; South wall of Senate Wing


dENSA will meet at the Globe, located at Main & Division on Wednesday, January 6th.


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