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(One of British soldiers whispers in his ear)

King George III: John Adams?! I know him. That can't be. That's that little guy who spoke to me all those years ago. What was it, eighty-five? That poor man, they're gonna eat him alive!

King George III: They say George Washington's yielding his power and stepping away. 'Zat true? I wasn't aware that was something a person could do. I'm perplexed. Are they gonna keep on replacing whoever's in charge? If so, who's next?

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.

Thomas Jefferson (to Hamilton): You're nothing without Washington behind you.

George Washington: Hamilton!

Thomas Jefferson (to Hamilton): Daddy's calling.

Alexander Hamilton: If we try to fight in every revolution in the world, we never stop. Where do we draw the line?

Alexander Hamilton: You must be out of your Godd*mn 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."

Thomas Jefferson: I know that Alexander Hamilton is here and he would rather not have this debate. I'll remind you that he is not Secretary of State. He knows nothing of loyalty, smells like new money, dresses like fake royalty, desperate to rise above his station, everything he does betrays the ideals of our nation.

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...

Alexander Hamilton: Since when are you a Democratic-Republican?

Aaron Burr: Since being one put me on the up and up again.

Alexander Hamilton: No one knows who you are or what you do.

Aaron Burr: They don't need to know me. They don't like you.

Alexander Hamilton: When you got skin in the game, you stay in the game. But you don't get a win unless you play in the game. Oh, you get love for it. You get hate for it. You get nothing if you...

Hamilton & Company: Wait for it, wait for it, wait!

Alexander Hamilton: God help and forgive me, I wanna build something that's gonna outlive me.

Hamilton, Washington, Jefferson & Madison: What do you want, Burr? If you stand for nothing, Burr, then what do you fall for?

Aaron Burr: I... wanna be in the room where it happens. I've got to be in the room where it happens.

Aaron Burr: No one else was in the room where it happened. No one really knows how the game is played, the art of the trade, how the sausage gets made. We just assume that it happens. But no one else is in the room where it happens.

Alexander Hamilton: That's when I began to pray: Lord, show me how to say no to this. I don't know how to say no to this. But my God, she looks so helpless and her body's saying, "hell, yes."

Angelica Schuyler: In a letter I received from you two weeks ago I noticed a comma in the middle of a phrase. It changed the meaning. Did you intend this? One stroke and you've consumed my waking days. It says:

Angelica and Hamilton: "My dearest Angelica"

Angelica Schuyler: With a comma after "dearest." You've written...

Angelica and Hamilton: "My dearest, Angelica."