Alexander Hamilton: I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory. Is this where it gets me, on my feet, sev'ral feet ahead of me? I see it coming, do I run or fire my gun or let it be? There is no beat, no melody. Burr, my first friend, my enemy, maybe the last face I ever see. If I throw away my shot, is this how you remember me? What if this bullet is my legacy? Legacy. What is a legacy? It's planting seeds in a garden you never get to see. I wrote some notes at the beginning of a song someone will sing for me. America, you great unfinished symphony, you sent for me. You let me make a difference. A place where even orphan immigrants can leave their fingerprints and rise up. I'm running out of time. I'm running, and my time's up. Wise up. Eyes up. I catch a glimpse of the other side. Laurens leads a soldiers' chorus on the other side. My son is on the other side. He's with my mother on the other side. Washington is watching from the other side. Teach me how to say goodbye. Rise up, rise up, rise up! Eliza. My love, take your time. I'll see you on the other side. Raise a glass to freedom...
(Hamilton's letter to Burr)
Alexander Hamilton: Mr. Vice President, I am not the reason no one trusts you. No one knows what you believe. I will not equivocate on my opinion, I have always worn it on my sleeve. Even if I said what you think I said, you would need to cite a more specific grievance. Here's an itemized list of thirty years of disagreements.
Aaron Burr: Sweet Jesus.
Alexander Hamilton: Alright. So this is what you're gonna do: Stand there like a man until Eacker is in front of you. When the time comes, fire your weapon in the air. This will put an end to the whole affair.
Philip Hamilton: But what if he decides to shoot? Then I'm a goner.
Alexander Hamilton: No. He'll follow suit if he's truly a man of honor. To take someone's life, that is something you can't shake.
Alexander Hamilton: I wrote my way out of hell. I wrote my way to revolution. I was louder than the crack in the bell. I wrote Eliza love letters until she fell. I wrote about The Constitution and defended it well. And in the face of ignorance and resistance, I wrote financial systems into existence. And when my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.
Alexander Hamilton: Mr. President, they will say you're weak.
George Washington: No, they will see we're strong.
Alexander Hamilton: Your position is so unique.
George Washington: So I'll use it to move them along.
Alexander Hamilton: Why do you have to say goodbye?
George Washington: If I say goodbye, the nation learns to move on. It outlives me when I'm gone. Like the scripture says: "Everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree and no one shall make them afraid." They'll be safe in the nation we've made. I wanna sit under my own vine and fig tree. A moment alone in the shade, at home in this nation we've made. One last time.
Alexander Hamilton: You must be out of your Goddamn mind if you think the President is gonna bring the nation to the brink of meddling in the middle of a military mess, a game of chess, where France is Queen and Kingless. We signed a treaty with a King whose head is now in a basket. Would you like to take it out and ask it? "Should we honor our treaty, King Louis' head?" "Uh... do whatever you want, I'm super dead."
Alexander Hamilton: I've always considered you a friend.
Aaron Burr: I don't see why that has to end!
Alexander Hamilton: You changed parties to run against my father-in-law.
Aaron Burr: I changed parties to seize the opportunity I saw. I swear, your pride will be the death of us all! Beware: it goeth before the fall...