Editor says, what if Alexander Hamilton said "no" to Maria Reynolds? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in reality the morally weak Hamilton consented, and delivered the money in person to Maria later that night. As Hamilton himself later confessed, "I took the bill out of my pocket and gave it to her--Some conversation ensued from which it was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable". The two began an illicit affair that would last at least three years and compromise his reputation. Noah Webster abandoned the legal profession for journalism and later became an educationalist. He is best known as for his 1828 publication "An American Dictionary of the English Language". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.