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    Posted December 24, 2012 by
    pinecover
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    One of our distant relatives killed Alexander Hamilton in a dual. When I found this Christopher Radko - Alexander Hamilton ornament, I just knew it had to be on our tree.
    Every year, we take him out of our ornament box, apologize to him for our family’s indiscretion and wish him a Merry Christmas nonetheless.
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