In January of 1882

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In January of 1882, Hamilton petitioned the New York Supreme Court to grant him  special waivers so that he could become a lawyer. Ordinarily, would-be lawyers were  required to serve a three-year internship before taking the bar exam, but the court  granted Hamilton's request because he had served as an aide to George Washington in  the army for four years. Hamilton immediately began studying for the upcoming bar  exam later that year. His old King's College friend and comrade-in-arms Robert Troup  helped him in his studies. To help himself prepare, Hamilton went over old New York  court cases and compiled his analysis of the cases in a book called Practical  Proceedings in the Supreme Court of New York. Although Hamilton was only a twenty- five-year-old student when he wrote the manual, it became a standard text in New York  legal studies for decades afterwards. In October 1882, Hamilton passed the bar exam 
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