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[Letter] 1806 December 25, North of Cumberland, [to] Captain Bissell / A. Burr.

Title: [Letter] 1806 December 25, North of Cumberland, [to] Captain Bissell / A. Burr.
Personal Author: Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.
Date: 1806 December 25.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 24 x 42 cm. folded to 24 x 21 cm.
General Note: Autograph letter, signed. Note on verso by another hand. See also Burr's biography and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001133).
Abstract: Burr states that he awaits the opportunity to pay the "compliments of the season," to pay his respects and receive commands for the South. Burr was a Senator from New York (1791-97) and served as Jefferson's Vice President after the election of 1800 resulted in a tie broken by the House. After he challenged Hamilton to a duel in 1804 and killed him, he was wanted for murder and fled to South Carolina for a time, returning to finish his term as Vice President. He was tried for treason in 1807 for trying to form a separate republic in the southwest; after being acquitted he journeyed abroad and then returned to New York to practice law.
Personal Subject: Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 -- Correspondence.
Subject: United States--Politics and government--1783-1809
Social life and customs.
Recipient: Bissell, Daniel, 1754-1824.
 

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