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Unformatted text preview: Alexander Hamilton's family was too poor to afford any regular schooling for the boys, although Alexander later recalled studying for a short time at a Jewish school. When Alexander was ten years old, he and his family moved back to the island of St. Croix. After discovering that Rachel was still technically married to John Lavien, James Hamilton, Sr. returned to Nevis and St. Kitts, leaving Rachel and his two sons behind. Although Alexander wrote to his father for the rest of his life, he never saw James Hamilton, Sr. again. Alexander and his faced further tragedy when Rachel died of a fever in 1768. Worse still, John Lavien took the small inheritance Rachel Fawcett had left her sons and gave the money to his and Rachel's son, Peter. James Hamilton, Jr. and Alexander Hamilton went to live for a year with an older cousin, but left when the cousin...
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