Series 1: The Schuylers & the Ten Broecks
Episode 1: My Dearly Departed Friend-The Death of Alexander Hamilton

 Nearly everyone now knows the story of Alexander Hamilton thanks to the popular Hamilton: An American Musical. What many people don’t know about are Hamilton’s connections to Albany. From the moment he married Elizabeth Schuyler, Hamilton’s history would be forever intertwined with Albany’s. Hamilton was not only Eliza’s husband, but he was Major General Philip Schuyler’s son-in-law. Hamilton was frequently in Albany, both at the Schuyler Mansion and trying cases in the Supreme Court. He, Eliza, and their children often visited the home. Abraham Ten Broeck's son Dirck was a mentee and former clerk of Hamilton's, who had a lunch date with the patriot on July 11th, 1804 - a lunch date that Hamilton, tragically, would not keep.
When Alexander Hamilton died on July 12, 1804, 214 years ago today, it wasn’t just New York City, the place he’d most recently called home, that mourned for him. The citizens of Albany, including the Schuylers and the Ten Broecks, all deeply felt his loss.

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"My Dearly Departed Friend"

Presented by
Aaron Holbritter and Casey Polomaine

Written by
Jessie Serfilippi

Conceived and edited by
Aaron Holbritter

Produced by
Aaron Holbritter and Casey Polomaine

Recorded by
Isaac Newberry

Featuring:

Ian LaChance*…………....  Dirk Ten Broeck
Isaac Newberry*………....   Alexander Hamilton
Matthew G. Hamm**.........   William Bayard, NYC Man #2
Evan Jones………............   Dr. Hosack, NYC Man #1, Common Council Member, Eliphalet Nott
Krysta Dennis**....…….....   Angelica Schuyler Church
Samantha Hall-Saladino…  NYC Woman, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton
Patrick White………………  General Philip Schuyler
Chris Foster…………….....  General Abraham Ten Broeck
Angela Buesing Potrikus.. .  Elizabeth VR Ten Broeck


*Creative License founding member
** Albany County Historical Association Board Trustee

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Music:

Theme song:
Chase, Epic Adventure
Composer: Johannes Bornloff
http://audiograb.com/T2hGvDX5Fn

Additional Music:
Cinematic Piano by AShamaluevMusic.
https://youtu.be/6Sq5Y2HzF1c

"Forgotten" by Whitesand
https://www.patreon.com/Whitesand

"A Mothers Sacrifice"
Music By: Jay Man @ https://ourmusicbox.com/
Official "OurMusicBox" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox


All music licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

Resources:

-Founders Archive Online (https://founders.archives.gov/)
-People of Colonial Albany (
http://exhibitions.nysm.nysed.gov//albany/)
-The Essential Hamilton: Letters & Other Writings: A Library of American Special Publication edited by Joanne Freeman
-Hamilton by Ron Chernow

-New York State Library Schuyler Family Papers
-NYPL Philip Schuyler Papers (
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/philip-schuyler-papers-2#/?tab=navigation)
-Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
-Ten Broeck Mansion
-The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
-Albany County Hall of Records
-Eliphalet Nott Sermon
http://www.firstpresalbany.org/events/nott-sermon.html)
-Sothebys
-Dirck Ten Broeck Letter: Vault MSS 511: Weir family papers; L. Tom Perry Special Collections: Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602  http://sc.lib.byu.edu
-University of Virginia Library (
https://explore.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/show/church/legacy/legacy)
 


 Creative License Co-Founders Casey Polomaine & Aaron Holbritter go over their narration for the episode

Creative License Co-Founders Casey Polomaine & Aaron Holbritter go over their narration for the episode

 Actor and Creative License Founding Member Ian LaChance records his dialogue as Dirck Ten Broeck

Actor and Creative License Founding Member Ian LaChance records his dialogue as Dirck Ten Broeck

 Matthew Hamm preparing to record his lines

Matthew Hamm preparing to record his lines

 Actor Patrick White reviewing his lines

Actor Patrick White reviewing his lines