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Letters to Lyrics, a look inside Alexander Hamilton’s link to the Hit Musical

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WASHINGTON (Circa)—The hit musical “Hamilton” is taking over Washington D.C.

Across the city this summer there are a series of exhibitions and programs all about how Hamilton’s writing inspired the lyrics in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical.

The Library of Congress opened a display of Alexander Hamilton’s papers and documents linked to the hit musical “Hamilton” in the Thomas Jefferson Building.

The exhibit, which opened last month, includes his writing about the Revolutionary War, the formation of the Constitution, his role as the Secretary of Treasury, his correspondence with the Schuyler sisters and his fatal duel with Aaron Burr. The display offers an inside look on how Alexander's writing inspired the key themes and lyrics in the musical.

The Library of Congress holds the world's largest collection of the Hamilton’s papers totaling 12,000 items.

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