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Aaron Burr receipt to Alexander Hamilton

 Collection — Box: OB-1 [31151034438576], Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-0703
Receipt from Aaron Burr to Alexander Hamilton, 5 March 1789.

Dates

  • 1789 March 5

Creator

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Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 item)

Biographical / Historical

Aaron Burr, Jr. (February 6, 1756–September 14, 1836) was the third Vice President of the United States (1801–1805); he served during President Thomas Jefferson's first term. After serving as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, Burr became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly (1784–1785, 1798–1799), was appointed New York State Attorney General (1789–1791), was chosen as a United States Senator (1791–1797) from the state of New York, and reached the apex of his career as Vice President.

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757–July 12, 1804) was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, and the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first voter-based political party. As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration.

Burr and Hamilton notoriously feuded with one another, leading to a duel on July 11, 1804, when Burr fatally shot Hamilton.

Scope and Contents

Receipt from Aaron Burr to Alexander Hamilton, 5 March 1789.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordon Steele, July 2015.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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