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Alexander Hamilton wasnt only George Washingtons accomplice but he was also great admirer of Great Britains government which explains why he wanted to develop better relations between the US and Britain Hamilton helped Washington out a lot during his term as aide-de-camp Alexander Hamilton also worked at improved relations between Britain and the United States When Alexander Hamilton accepted his appointment as aide-de-camp to Washington it was the beginning of a long and productive yet at times tense relationship between the two Many myths have been created about their partnership some say that Hamilton was Washingtons brain which thought for him and later on took over his administration There are those who also say that Hamilton was the favorite and surrogate son to the childless General Washington and that Hamilton saw Washington as the father he never had When dictating official correspondence Washington suggested the general idea of what he wanted said and the aide put together his thoughts into an official statement Washington carefully read all official correspondence before it left headquarters and revised whenever necessary He never allowed someone elses opinions to pass for his own During his presidential administration Washington did not blindly accept Hamiltons advice but often required his Secretary of the Treasury to justify his policies thoroughly when they came under question In matters of diplomacy he routinely accepted Jeffersons recommendations not Hamiltons Hamilton had unbounded respect for Washingtons power and he knew that his position as aide-de-camp would get him useful connections and a high-visibility position in which to prove his abilities Washington admired Hamiltons energy and intellect and must have seen a bit of a mirror image in him Washingtons confidence in Hamilton was unwavering he continued to seek Hamiltons advice throughout his career even after Hamilton had left his position as Secretary of the Treasury Hamilton was the most useful to him and to the war effort at headquarters In Hamilton Washington found an extension of himself
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