Letter from Alexander Hamilton to James Madison sells for $113,850

A rare letter from New York Post founder Alexander Hamilton to James Madison sold this week for $113,850, surging past the original estimate of up to $10,000.

The 1790 handwritten missive from America’s first Treasury secretary mentions Thomas Jefferson and chronicles the events that inspired “The Room Where It Happens,” from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton.”

The letter, which connects the three founding fathers, sold at auction by Lion Heart Autographs Inc. in New York on Wednesday. Read more…