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Thomas Jefferson (about Burr): He's not very forthcoming on any particular stances.

James Madison: Ask him a question: it glances off, he obfuscates, he dances.

Thomas Jefferson: And they say I'm a Francophile: at least they know I know where France is!

Angelica & Company: If you see him in the street, walking by himself, talking to himself, have pity. He is working through the unimaginable.

Angelica Schuyler: There are moments that the words don't reach. There is suffering too terrible to name. You hold your child as tight as you can and push away the unimaginable. The moments when you're in so deep, it feels easier to just swim down. The Hamiltons move uptown and learn to live with the unimaginable.

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: Where is this happening?

Philip Hamilton: Across the river, in Jersey.

Alexander & Philip: Everything is legal in New Jersey...

Philip Hamilton: The scholars say I got the same virtuosity and brains as my pops! The ladies say my brain's not where the resemblance stops!

Eliza Hamilton: You forfeit all rights to my heart. You forfeit the place in our bed. You sleep in your office instead, with only the memories of when you were mine. I hope that you burn.

Eliza Hamilton: Do you know what Angelica said when we saw your first letter arrive? She said, "Be careful with that one, love. He will do what it takes to survive."

Thomas Jefferson: He's never gon' be President now.

Madison & Burr: Never gon' be President now.

Thomas Jefferson: That's one less thing to worry about.

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: When I was seventeen a hurricane destroyed my town. I didn't drown. I couldn't seem to die. I wrote my way out, wrote everything down far as I could see. I wrote my way out.

(Hamilton gives Burr a letter to read...)

Aaron Burr: "Dear Sir, I hope this letter finds you in good health and in a prosperous enough position to put wealth in the pockets of people like me: down on their luck. You see, it was my wife who you decided to—"

Thomas Jefferson: Whaaaat—

Thomas Jefferson: Hamilton's a host unto himself. As long as he can hold a pen, he's a threat.