Eliza Hamilton: I stop wasting time on tears. I live another fifty years. It's not enough. I interview every soldier who fought by your side. I try to make sense of your thousands of pages of writings. You really do write like you're running out of time. I rely on Angelica. While she's alive, we tell your story.
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.
Aaron Burr: I look forward to our partnership.
Thomas Jefferson: Our partnership?
Aaron Burr: As your vice-President.
Thomas Jefferson: Ha. Yeah, right. You hear this guy? Man openly campaigns against me, talkin' bout, "I look forward to our partnership."
James Madison: It's crazy that the guy who comes in second becomes vice President.
Thomas Jefferson: Yeah, you know what? We can change that. You know why?
James Madison: Why?
Thomas Jefferson: 'Cuz I'm the President. Hey, Burr, when you see Hamilton, thank him for the endorsement.