Knox and Cruger obtained for Hamilton an interview with the president of the College of New Jersey

Knox and Cruger - NewJersey,Dr.JohnWitherspoon, , .Hamilton'

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Knox and Cruger obtained for Hamilton an interview with the president of the College of  New Jersey, Dr. John Witherspoon, who had acquired a reputation for being one of the  most intelligent scholars and clergyman of his time, and would later go on to sign the  Declaration of Independence. Hamilton's interview with Witherspoon did not go well.  Hamilton asked Witherspoon to admit him to the college as a special student so that he  could proceed through the courses of study at a faster pace than was usual. Hamilton's  desire to speed through college was due partly to his advanced age and partly to the  fact that he believed he could pass through the courses faster than his classmates  could. Witherspoon denied his request. Hamilton began to focus his attention on King's College in New York City, which later  changed its name to Columbia University. This college's president, Myles Cooper, 
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