Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens were lovers.
From a young age Laurens never showed any interest in the women he was supposed to be in courtship with, and developed extremely strong connections with all his male friends. When Laurens was an adolescent, Henry Laurens wrote to his friend James Grant about John’s disinterest in girls, stating, "Master Jack is too closely wedded to his studies to think about any of the Miss Nanny’s I would not have such a sound in his Ear, for a Crown; why drive the poor Dog, to what Nature will irresistably prompt him to be plagued with in all probability much too soon."
When they met in Washington's camp, Alexander and John quickly became close - which was unusual for Hamilton, as he'd always had trouble being friendly with acquaintances, let alone being as close as the two were.
The letters they sent each other were extremely flirtatious, especially Alexander's letters to John - even Alex's letters to his own wife were often less flirtati