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Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
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Alexander McDougall was born in Scotland, brought to the American Colonies as a child, and was raised in New York. McDougall was an early advocate of American independence and, as a spokesman against the commercial tariffs and restrictions imposed by England, was jailed for libel. After his release in 1771, McDougall became one of the leaders in the movement toward independence and served in the Provincial Congresses, as a general in the Continental Army, and in the Continental Congresses. Following the war, McDougall served as New York state senator. McDougal Street in Greenwich Village is named after him.
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