He was dismissed from office for reasons not his own and returned to England.But his reputation and the intercession of his influential family and friends returned him to favor.
Later, there was the large Hamilton Hotel, where the City Hall and its Car Park are now.
British Lieutenant Governor and then full Governor here from 1788 to 1794 and got this municipality started. His commission also authorized him to act as full Governor in case of death or absence of Governor in Chief and Captain General William Browne (a British Loyalist born in Massachusetts, USA), who left Bermuda on October 27, 1788, never to return, although he was technically still Governor of Bermuda more than a year later.
It was not until January 1, 1790 that Hamilton officially became full Governor of Bermuda.
In Bermuda and Dominica, the largest of the British Caribbean territories, he was very much a diplomat.
In Dominica, most of the inhabitants there regarded him as the savior from the French who several times tried uprisings.