The Info List - The Farmer Refuted

The Farmer Refuted, published in February 1775, was Alexander Hamilton's second published work, a follow-up to his 1774 A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress.[1] Summary of publication[edit] In The Farmer Refuted, Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
addresses directly the main person whom he was writing in opposition to with his first work, Bishop Samuel Seabury. Seabury wrote under the name "A. W. Farmer" (a pen name, and abbreviation for 'a Westchester farmer'). Calling the writing a less than imposed "labyrinth of subtilty,"[2] Hamilton once again refutes Seabury's claim that the Congress in Philadelphia deserved to be condemned for conduct. He also critiques the writings of Seabury stating that the Colonies can exist in their advocacy against Parliament's acts while remaining loyal to the King of Great Britain,[2] stating that it is only by "occasion" that Parliament's acts give authority to the King, Hamilton asserts his belief that "He is king of America by virtue of a compact between us and the kings of Great Britain." In popular culture[edit] The Farmer Refuted is addressed in the 2015 hit Broadway musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda in the song "Farmer Refuted,"[3] which is about Alexander's arguments with Seabury. References[edit]

^ Spark Notes: Alexander Hamilton ^ a b The Farmer Refuted (1775) - Alexander Hamilton ^ https://genius.com/Lin-manuel-miranda-farmer-refuted-lyrics

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Alexander Hamilton

Senior Officer of the United States Army, 1799–1800 1st Secretary of the Treasury, 1789–1795 Delegate, Congress of the Confederation, 1782–1783, 1788–1789

United States founding events

A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress (1774) The Farmer Refuted (1775) Delegate, 1786 Annapolis Convention Delegate, 1787 Constitutional Convention Initiated, main author, The Federalist Papers

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Founding Father

Secretary of the Treasury

First Bank of the United States Revenue Marine (United States Coast Guard) United States Customs Service Hamiltonian economic program Residence Act

Compromise of 1790

"First Report on the Public Credit", 1790 Funding Act of 1790 "Operations of the Act Laying Duties on Imports", 1790 "Second Report on Public Credit", a.k.a. "Report on a National Bank", 1790 "Report On Manufactures", 1791 Tariff of 1790 Tariff of 1792 Coinage Act of 1792

United States Mint

Whiskey Rebellion Jay Treaty

Military career

New York Provincial Company of Artillery In the Revolutionary War Battles: Harlem Heights White Plains Trenton General Washington's Aide-de-Camp Princeton Brandywine Germantown Monmouth Siege of Yorktown

Other events

Burr–Hamilton duel Founder, Federalist Party

Federalist Era

Founder, Bank of New York Bank of North America Advisor, George Washington's Farewell Address President-General of the Society of the Cincinnati Founder, New-York Evening Post Hamilton–Reynolds sex scandal Rutgers v. Waddington Relationship with slavery

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Media and popular culture

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(1931 film) Liberty! (1997 documentary series) Liberty's Kids
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(2002 animated series) John Adams (2008 miniseries)


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African Free School

"American System" economic plan

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Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

wife Schuyler family

Philip Hamilton
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(daughter) Alexander Hamilton
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Jr. (son) James Alexander Hamilton
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(son) John Church Hamilton
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(daughter) Philip Hamilton
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(grandson) Alexander Hamilton
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Origins of the American Revolution: writings

American resolves, declarations, petitions, essays and pamphlets prior to the Declaration of Independence (July 1776)

Following the Stamp Act (1765)

Virginia Resolves
Virginia Resolves
(May 1765) Braintree Instructions (September 1765) Declaration of Rights and Grievances (October 1765) An Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonies (1766)

Following the Townshend Acts
Townshend Acts

Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania
Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania
(1767, 1768) Massachusetts Circular Letter
Massachusetts Circular Letter
(February 1768) Journal of Occurrences
Journal of Occurrences
(1768, 1769) Virginia Association
Virginia Association
(May 1769) Boston Pamphlet (1772) Sheffield Declaration
Sheffield Declaration
(January 1773)

Following the Coercive Acts (1774)


Chestertown Resolves (May 1774) Bush River Resolution (March 1775)


Suffolk Resolves
Suffolk Resolves
(September 1774)

New York

Orangetown Resolutions (July 1774) A Full Vindication of the Measures of Congress (December 1774) The Farmer Refuted (February 1775)

North Carolina

Mecklenburg Resolves
Mecklenburg Resolves
or Declaration (May 1775) Liberty Point Resolves (June 1775) Tryon Resolves (August 1775) Halifax Resolves
Halifax Resolves
(April 1776)


Fairfax Resolves
Fairfax Resolves
(July 1774) Fincastle Resolutions
Fincastle Resolutions
(January 1775) Virginia Declaration of Rights
Virginia Declaration of Rights
(June 1776)

1st Continental Congress

Declaration and Resolves (October 1774) Continental Association
Continental Association
(October 1774) Petition to the King
Petition to the King
(October 1774)

2nd Continental Congress

Olive Branch Petition
Olive Branch Petition
(July 1775) Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms (July 1775) May 15 preamble (May 1776) Lee Resolution
Lee Resolution
(July 1776)

Essays and pamphlets

"Letters to the inhabitants of Canada" (1774, 1775, 1776) A Summary View of the Rights of British America (1774) Novanglus
(1775) Common Sense (January 1776) Thoughts on Government
Thoughts on Government