He Wrote Pretty Well For a Nineteen Year Old

Besides assuming his test scores didn’t need adjusting, I’m entirely in sympathy with the sentiment.

“We have no peevish and petulant humors to be submitted to,” he writes, and “all we aim at is to convince [Members of Parliament] that we are not such asses as to let them ride us as they please*; we are determined to show them that we know the value of freedom; nor shall their rapacity extort that inestimable jewel from us, without a manly and virtuous struggle.”

*God, I LOVE that line!

1774. Some things just don’t change ~ only the accent doing the raping and pillaging shifts.

Any guesses, clever Swillers?

7 Responses to “He Wrote Pretty Well For a Nineteen Year Old”

  1. MikeT says:

    Alexander Hamilton

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    DING, DING, DONG went the Liberty Bell ~ We have a winner!!!

    That didn’t take long.

  3. aelfheld says:

    My guess was John Quincy Adams, but a bit of trawling the internets proves me wrong.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    It’s sort of like the commercial they’re playing right now, where the woman has the smart phone and all the answers…AND Edgar Winter already when she wins again.

  5. mojo says:

    Al Hamilton, the man who invented the National Debt. And made a nice little profit off of it for many years.

  6. nightfly says:

    Hey, nineteen! I’m about sure that was the precocious Alexander Hamilton.

  7. Yojimbo says:

    That means he was co-authoring(Jay only did a couple) the Federalist Papers in his twenties. That’s beyond astounding. Has any other country assembled this much brainpower in one place and time in history? Probably not.

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