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[HAMILTON]
Mr. Vice President
Mr. Madison
Senator Burr
What is this?

[JEFFERSON]
We have the check stubs. From separate accounts…

[MADISON]
Almost a thousand dollars, paid in different amounts…

[BURR]
To a Mr. James Reynolds way back in
Seventeen ninety-one

[HAMILTON]
Is that what you have? Are you done?

[MADISON]
You are uniquely situated by virtue of your position—

[JEFFERSON]
Though ‘virtue’ is not a word I’d apply to this situation—

[MADISON]
To seek financial gain, to stray from your sacred mission—

[JEFFERSON]
And the evidence suggests you’ve engaged in speculation—

[BURR]
An immigrant embezzling our government funds—

[JEFFERSON/MADISON]
I can almost see the headline, your career is done

[BURR]
I hope you saved some money for your daughter and sons

[BURR/JEFFERSON/MADISON]
Ya best g'wan run back where ya come from!

[HAMILTON]
Ha! You don’t even know what you’re asking me to confess

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Confess

[HAMILTON]
You have nothing. I don’t have to tell you anything at all
Unless

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Unless

[HAMILTON]
If I can prove that I never broke the law
Do you promise not to tell another soul what you saw?

[BURR]
No one else was in the room where it happened

[HAMILTON]
Is that a yes?

[JEFFERSON/MADISON/BURR]
Um, yes

[BURR]
“Dear Sir, I hope this letter finds you in good health
And in a prosperous enough position to put wealth
In the pockets of people like me: down on their luck
You see, it was my wife who you decided to—”

[JEFFERSON]
Whaaaat—

[HAMILTON]
She courted me
Escorted me to bed and when she had me in a corner
That’s when Reynolds extorted me
For a sordid fee
I paid him quarterly
I may have mortally wounded my prospects
But my papers are orderly!
As you can see I kept a record of every check in my checkered
History. Check it again against your list n’ see consistency
I never spent a cent that wasn’t mine
You sent the dogs after my scent, that’s fine
Yes, I have reasons for shame
But I have not committed treason and sullied my good name
As you can see I have done nothing to provoke legal action
Are my answers to your satisfaction?

[JEFFERSON]
My God

[MADISON]
Gentlemen, let’s go

[HAMILTON]
So?

[JEFFERSON AND MADISON]
The people won't know what we know

[HAMILTON]
Burr!
How do I know you won’t use this against me
The next time we go toe to toe?

[BURR]
Alexander, rumors only grow. And we both
Know what we know
Last Update: November, 12th 2015

Hamilton Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Alexander Hamilton
  3. Aaron Burr
  4. My Shot
  5. The Story of Tonight
  6. The Schuyler Sisters
  7. Farmer Refuted
  8. You'll Be Back
  9. Right Hand Man
  10. A Winter's Ball
  11. Helpless
  12. Satisfied
  13. The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
  14. Wait For It
  15. Stay Alive
  16. Ten Duel Commandments
  17. Meet Me Inside
  18. That Would Be Enough
  19. Guns and Ships
  20. History Has Its Eye on You
  21. Yorktown
  22. What Comes Next?
  23. Dear Theodosia
  24. Non-Stop
  25. Act 2
  26. What'd I Miss
  27. Cabinet Battle #1
  28. Take a Break
  29. Say No to This
  30. The Room Where It Happens
  31. Schuyler Defeated
  32. Cabinet Battle #2
  33. Washington on Your Side
  34. One Last Time
  35. I Know Him
  36. The Adams Administration
  37. We Know
  38. Hurricane
  39. The Reynolds Pamphlet
  40. Burn
  41. Blow Us All Away
  42. Stay Alive (Reprise)
  43. It's Quiet Uptown
  44. The Election of 1800
  45. The Obedient Servant
  46. Best of Wives and Best of Women
  47. The World Was Wide Enough
  48. Finale (Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story)

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