Hamiltons case for assumption was to convince Congress that the state debts should be regarded as an obligation, for their support in the war for independance. Hamiltons hopes were that assumption would chain the states tightly to their "federal chariot."
"Don't let the white coat fool you. $40 is lot of Hamiltons." says Otto. Is this quote from Otto, punctuated correctly? Hamiltons is plural and slang referring to 4 ten dollar bills. Should it be Hamilton's? And should there be a comma or period after it?