Scene Twenty Three – Tomorrow there’ll be more of us

Tomorrow There’ll Be More of Us

 

[LAURENS]

I may not live to see our glory

 

[ELIZA]

Alexander? There’s a letter for you

 

[HAMILTON]

It’s from John Laurens. I’ll read it later

 

[LAURENS]

But I will gladly join the fight

 

[ELIZA]

No. It’s from his father

 

[HAMILTON]

His father?

 

[LAURENS]

And when our children tell our story

 

[HAMILTON]

Will you read it?

 

[LAURENS]

They’ll tell the story of tonight

 

[ELIZA]

On Tuesday the 27th, my son was killed in a gunfight against British troops retreating from South Carolina. The war was already over. As you know, John dreamed of emancipating and recruiting 3000 men for the first all-black military regiment

 

His dream of freedom for these men dies with him.”

 

[LAURENS]

Tomorrow there’ll be more of us…

 

[ELIZA]

Alexander. Are you alright?

 

[HAMILTON]

I have so much work to do

 

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