Dear Eliza Hamilton
Why would you stay with Alexander?
He was a penniless war veteran; and, although good with a pen,
He brought shame and dishonor to your family!
He was the reason your eldest son died.
Yet you stayed by his side.
You were devoted to his cause.
You braced against his wrongdoings!
You forgave him for his greatest sin.
It is that which is most baffling: your forgiveness,
Despite everything he did.
He helped found our great nation,
But that wasn’t what sealed his legacy.
You are what secured his legacy.
Even after everything, you chose to mold it.
Without you, no one would know his story.
The two of you will be motivation for generations.