John Burnside, owner of The Houmas plantation and several others in mid–19th-century south Louisiana; the scale of his sugar cane operation required, in 1860, the largest slave labor force in the state (750).
^Dorsey, J. (10 April 1783). "Several". The Maryland Gazette. Annapolis, MD: F. and S. Green. p. 2. Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. On the day of ſale, at the ſame time and place, and on the ſame terms, will be ſold, a number of valuable ſlaves; conſiſting of men, women, and children; late the property of Alexander Hamilton. By order, J. DORSEY, clk.
^Hamilton, Alexander (1784). Syrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 3. New York: Columbia University Press (published 1962). pp. 6–67.. Made available online as "Cash Book, [1 March 1782–1791]". archives.gov. Founders Online. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. 5 October 2016. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2016. To a negro wench Peggy sold him
^DiLorenzo, Thomas J. (2008). "The Rousseau of the Right". Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution—and What It Means for Americans Today. New York: Crown Forum. pp. 10–11. ISBN978-0-307-38284-9. Like Jefferson—and many other New York aristocrats—he was a slave owner who nevertheless at times spoke eloquently in opposition to the institution of slavery. [...] By the late 1790s one in five New York households, like Hamilton's, "still held domestic slaves," who were "regarded as stats symbols" by the wealthier and more aristocratic New Yorkers. [...] Hamilton's wife, Eliza, was from a prominent and wealthy New York slave-owning family (the Schuylers) and retained some of the 'house slaves' after marrying Hamilton. [...] Chernow oddly labels Hamilton an "abolitionist," despite the fact that he owned slaves and never endorsed abolition per se. He also bends over backwards to downplay Hamilton's slave ownership, at one point arguing that, yes, he once purchased six slaves at a slave auction, but they were "probably" for his brother-in-law—as though that makes the purchase of human beings less immoral.External link in |title= (help);|access-date= requires |url= (help)
^DiLorenzo, Thomas (14 July 2008). "Hamiltonian Hagiography". LewRockwell.com. Lew Rockwell. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2016. Hamilton was a slave owner; he never advocated the abolition of slavery per se; he once purchased six slaves at a slave auction (for his brother-in-law, says biographer Ron Chernow); and he once returned runaway slaves to their owner.
^Reed, Ishmael (15 April 2016). "Hamilton and the Negro Whisperers: Miranda’s Consumer Fraud". counterpunch.org. Petrolia, CA: CounterPunch. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016. Hamilton actually owned slaves. [...] Hamilton's mother also owned slaves and in her will, left the slaves to Hamilton and his brother. [...] It's also a disappointment that Miranda persuaded the treasury to keep Hamilton on the ten-dollar bill, a man who held slaves, instead of replacing him with Harriet Tubman, who freed slaves.
^Snell, Colin (1 February 2013). "Hamilton: The Founding Father of Big Government". The College Conservative. N.J. Archived from the original on 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. While he did own slaves, lets us not forget, though we often do, that Hamilton was also a slave owner. Alexander Hamilton participated in the slave trade in New York City, purchasing them and retaining some that were given as gifts from his in-laws.
^"On Hamilton and Slavery". Bring On A Rumpus. 15 May 2016. Archived from the original on 15 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. [Hamilton] made deals involving slaves, he married one of the largest slave holding families in New York, and he was obsessed with raising his station in society, which meant, you guessed it, owning/renting slaves.