Alexander Hamilton’s letters sells for $2.6 million

Alexander Hamilton's personal papers and other items sell at auction for $2.6 million

(CNN) – Items from founding father Alexander Hamilton have sold for big bucks at auction.

Sotheby’s in New York says manuscripts, personal letters and other items from Hamilton’s desk sold for $2.6 million.

Among the items sold; an essay Hamilton wrote to future president James Madison, a document appointing Hamilton to be George Washington’s aide-de-camp, and even a lock of the former treasury secretary’s hair.

Interest in all things Hamilton have soared thanks to the popular Broadway musical on the founding father, “Hamilton”.

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