Burr - 1833, Chapter Four Summary & Analysis

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1833, Chapter Four Summary

The reader is greeted with Burr in his office discussing the role of Charlie writing the memoirs Burr has yet to find time to write. They do not get very far when word comes that Mrs. Burr is in a carriage downstairs. Aaron Burr bolts out the back door, telling Charlie to lie and say that he is in court. Charlie tells Burr's wife that her husband has just left the building; whereupon, he is unceremoniously dumped into her carriage by her groom and taken for a ride, so she can cry on his shoulder about how her husband has taken six-thousand dollars for his Texas land settlement scheme. The reader has to wonder just how much of what Burr tells is the entire truth and yet has to wonder the same about his wife. Sam Swartwout, the collector of the port of New York...

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