Burr - 1833, Chapter Two Summary & Analysis

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1833, Chapter Two Summary

Chapter Two opens with Burr, Charlie and Dr. Bogart in the carriage headed to Madame Jumel's mansion for the upcoming nuptials. Charlie Schuyler, at the behest of Leggett, has been commanded to describe everything that he observes about Colonel Burr, and he does this to the best of his abilities. He describes how Madame Jumel pretends to be distraught at Burr's announcement that they will be married that evening; however, her reluctance is easily overcome, and they were married in a brief ceremony followed by a truly magnificent wedding feast. The feast indicates that the cook, at least, is prepared for the nuptials, even if Madam Jumel pretends not to be. Charlie speculates on the nature of the marriage, finding it interesting that Colonel Burr has been talking to a banker about purchasing a share of some Texas land for fifty-thousand...

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