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In July of 1798, Hamilton was commissioned Major General when war threatened to break out with France. He served once more in the military for almost two years. His feud with Adams exploded in 1800 when Hamilton published an attack on Adams' presidency. He worked furiously in the elections of 1800, but both Federalist candidates were defeated. When Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson tied in the elections that year, Hamilton cast his influence in his political party to Thomas Jefferson which was stupefying in the fact that Hamilton disliked Jefferson more than he disliked John Adams! Four years later, he helped defeat the Burr campaign once more when Burr tried to become governor of New York.

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Hamilton resigned at the end of January in 1795, primarily because he found he could not live off of his $3,500 salary. He returned to the practice of law, mainly cases relating to money/commerce and insurance, which brought him $12,000 a year. He remained an advisor to Washington, even aiding the writing of his , but he did not render civil service to his country again. He was instrumental, however in the elections of 1796 as a leader of the Federalist Party. His dealings permanently alienated John Adams. Hamilton urged the other Federalist party members to vote for Thomas Pinckney as Vice-President, hoping that Presidential hopeful John Adams would become Vice-President and Pinckney would become President. The plan backfired and ultimately Thomas Jefferson became Vice-President and Thomas Pinckney did not fit into either role. Taking on a different tactic, Hamilton tried to exert his influence over the new secretary of State, Timothy Pickering and secretary of Treasury, Oliver Wolcott in Adams' new Cabinet. He was successful until the President discovered his dealings and reorganized his cabinet.

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After this, Hamilton's career was not very illustrious. It seems that Hamilton was guilty of exposing Cabinet secrets to Major George Beckwith from Britain (who was involved with in his treason). Hamilton was very deceptive and dishonorable in his dealings with other government officials, discrediting some of his contemporaries in order to see that his plans, ideas and policies were successful. The ideas of other visionaries like Thomas Jefferson were doomed to failure as a result. In their correspondence, George Beckwith referred to Hamilton as "Number 7" in order to enshroud their dealings in secrecy. Other people involved in the affair were Senator William Samuel Johnson of Connecticut and Philip Schuyler, Hamilton's father-in-law from New York.

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