After Hamilton took on the state's debts, it was Gallatin who put plans in motion to pay it off.
Robert M.S. McDonald
Robert M. S. McDonald, Professor of History at the United States Military Academy, is author of Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson’s Image in His Own Time (2016) and editor, most recently, of Thomas Jefferson’s Lives: Biographers and the Battle for History (2019). His views do not represent those of West Point, the Army, or the Department of Defense.