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This character page is on a person who is mentioned in Hamilton, but is not portrayed onstage by a cast member.

William Peter Van Ness, often abbreviated to P. Van Ness was a judge in the United States. He is most widely-known for serving as Aaron Burr's second in Burr's duel with Alexander Hamilton.

Song ReferencesEdit

"We rowed across the Hudson at dawn
My friend William P. Van Ness signed on as my—
"
— Aaron Burr, "The World Was Wide Enough"