Alexander Hamilton's Steamy Affair

Hamilton Season 4, Ep 10 11/29/2016 Views: 49,525

Lin-Manuel Miranda describes how news of Hamilton's infidelity found its way into the newspaper -- and how Hamilton tried to deal with it. (2:41)

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Um, and so three guys go to confront Hamilton

on these charges.

One of the dudes was future president James Monroe.

And they went, yo, Hamilton,

we know what you did, you know what you did.

Check out these checks to James Reynolds.

What's up? And they accuse him

of embezzling funds.

And Hamilton goes, no, no, no.

I was just [bleep] this lady,

and her husband was hitting me up for money.

I didn't touch American money,

and I have all kinds of proof.

And he, like, vomits informationall over them.

Oh, wow, that was more than we needed to hear.

And we're good, thanks.

The info about the affair gets somehow miraculously

printed in the paper.

Hamilton is not a great dude.

I know you think he's great 'cause he's a war vet,

and he's the Treasury Secretary,

but you're gonna learn the truth real soon.

And Hamilton gets this and he goes to James Monroe,

[whispering] what the [bleep]?

Like, I told you that in secret.

And James Monroe's like,

it wasn't secret and it wasn't me.

Wasn't me who--who, uh, published it.

Mother[bleep]!

I told three people about this

and you're the one who was taking notes,

so I know it came from you.

Like...fess up.

[bleep] you. [bleep] you.

So Hamilton, over sharer,writes the Reynolds Pamphlet.

The whole thing reads likea Dear Penthouse letter.

Like, dear America,

I never thought this would happen to me.

But one day, this ripped bodice woman

showed up at my door, saying,

oh, my husband's beating me, left me alone

and I need money and I need help.

You are a man of honor. Can you help me?

Hamilton's like, I could give her money

or I could [bleep] her

and either one would be acceptable.

The--the Reynolds Pamphlet is like Dick 101.

And, by the way,he sent this to his friends.

Being like, hey, I think I'm gonna publish this.

And everyone was like,

hey, bro, I don't think this is a good idea

to publish this.

Like, maybe your wife and your seven children

would not love it if you published this.

And Hamilton's like, well, I mean, like,

I got accused of embezzling.

And, like, I can't let that stand.

Maybe the, like, marital infidelity trumps that?

I know it doesn't in your head,

but to everyone else in the world it does.

Um, and he's like, no, I can't let that shit stand.

And Hamilton goes back to James Monroe

and--and now Hamilton's like,

well, it's all out in the open.

um, and if you still wanna settle this,

because I know you're the one who leaked it.

Um, Monroe's like, well, I didn't leak it,

but if you wanna, like, fight, like, let's do this.