Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens
|Pairing:||Alexander Hamilton x John Laurens|
|Fandom:||Hamilton, American Revolution RPF, Historical RPF|
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The ship is mostly based on historical letters Alexander wrote to John Laurens.
a letter from Alexander to John Laurens, [16 September 1780]
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.
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.”
Common Tropes, Fanon & Themes
Resources & Fannish Links
- Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens tag on AO3
- [J. Laurens, A. Hamilton] pairing filter on fanfiction.net
- lams tag on Tumblr
- Search results for #lams #hamilton on Wattpad
- founders.archives.gov, From Alexander Hamilton to Lieutenant Colonel John Laurens, [16 September 1780]
- tumblr ask, "So, about the letter where Hamilton writes about inviting Laurens to 'the final consummation'". Archived from the original on Feb 11, 2021.