We do have to acknowledge that Forrest is the supreme Hamilton biographer. He may see motives and motivation in Hamilton due to his depths of study that few other would. While never thinking of him as the monarchist that some make him out to be, there was as much the Tory in him as the Burkeian "Old Whig".
I will need to look back at last year's reading of The Last of the Fathers, a new bio of Madison to see if I can get it in context with some of this.
Certain items in this, I note, are repetitions of points made repeatedly by Russell Kirk, particularly the linking of the Lockeian rationalism as outside of the Burkeian Conservative strain and the organization and depiction of conservative principles in general.