Hamilton was beginning, however, to grow weary of his duties as Secretary of the Treasury, and could no longer afford to remain at his government post, which only provided a small salary. By 1793, Hamilton was also beginning to face growing opposition from the Anti-Federalists in Congress. Representative William Giles from Virginia, an ardent supporter of state's rights and a friend of both Jefferson and Madison, attacked Hamilton for misconduct. Giles charged that Hamilton had kept poor track of government finances and had disregarded several congressional orders. The charges proved to be unfounded, but Hamilton was discouraged by Giles's attack. Between the charges and his financial troubles, Hamilton resigned his post in 1794.Before Hamilton resigned, however, the entire Washington Administration was forced to deal with a dire situation in western Pennsylvania. Farmers west of the capitol in
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