Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens

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Pairing: Alexander Hamilton x John Laurens
Alternative name(s): Lams
Gender category: M/M
Fandom: Hamilton, American Revolution RPF, Historical RPF
Prevalence: Popular
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Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens is a slash pairing in Hamilton fandom. It is most popular ship in the fandom.


The ship is mostly based on historical letters Alexander wrote to John Laurens.

In spite of Schuylers black eyes, I have still a part for the public and another for you; so your impatience to have me married is misplaced; a strange cure by the way, as if after matrimony I was to be less devoted than I am now. Let me tell you, that I intend to restore the empire of Hymen and that Cupid is to be his prime Minister. I wish you were at liberty to transgress the bounds of Pensylvania. I would invite you after the fall to Albany to be witness to the final consummation. My Mistress is a good girl, and already loves you because I have told her you are a clever fellow and my friend; but mind, she loves you a l’americaine not a la françoise.

a letter from Alexander to John Laurens, [16 September 1780][1]

The final line ("but mind, she loves you a l’americaine not a la françoise") means "she loves you in an American sense, not in a French sense," with the French being a symbol of sensuality. Thus, the line means something like, "but mind, she loves you, but not like that."

Additionally, Hamilton is not just talking about the consummation, he’s talking about the final consummation. Like the thing that really seals the deal. A lot of Christians don’t view marriages as being official until the couple has sex. To me, it seems like Hamilton is saying to Laurens, “I would invite you to join my wife and me in bed, but you’re stuck in Pennsylvania, and unfortunately, my wife-to-be doesn’t love you like that.”[2]

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