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engine had been submerged in salt water, so Hamilton had his own plane towed by automobile from Connecticut and loaned it to Atwood to continue his journey. On July 10th Atwood flew from Atlantic City to Baltimore, Maryland, carrying Hamilton as a passenger. The next morning they flew from Baltimore to College Park, where Atwood bought Hamilton's Burgess-Fright plane. Reportedly Hamilton remained in Washington while Atwood was flying there and was with him as a passenger when he circled the Washington Monument and landed on the White House grounds.

On July 29th it was announced that Hamilton had settled his difficulties with Curtiss and rejoined the Exhibition Team. For his first assignment with Curtiss he was scheduled to compete with Beachey and Robinson in the New York-to-Philadelphia Race, sponsored by Gimbel Bros. to be held August 5th. However, just before the start Hamilton withdrew and Eugene Ely took his place. In August Hamilton was granted Connecticut State Pilot License No. 1. Apparently by this time his health had deteriorated to the point where it was necessary that he enter a Sanitarium at New Britain, where he remained throughout the fall and early winter months of 1911.

However, in January, 1912 he was at Galveston, Texas where he attempted to fly an exhibition and had a smashup, so returned home with a broken arm and other injuries. Reportedly he was on his way to the west coast to fill engagements there when this happened. On March 18th he flew an exhibition at Sacramento, California, then flew 42 miles cross-country to Marysville, California for an exhibition there. On April 12th to 14th he was at Fresno, California where he flew with Blanche Scott and Glenn Martin. In May he had a bad smashup at College Park, Maryland, putting him in the hospital again. Hamilton entered the 1912 Boston Meet held June 29th to July 7th along with Harriet Quimby, Phil Page, George Gray, Lincoln Beachey, Glenn Martin, Blanche Scott and Charles Niles. This event proved to be quite a failure, first, all pilot licenses were revoked for flying at an unsanctioned meet, then the weather was bad, and following

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