Burr - 1833, Chapter Five - Six Summary & Analysis

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1833, Chapter Five - Six Summary

Charlie makes his way to Mrs. Rosanna Townsend's establishment, which is a house of ill-repute. He has been to her brothel numerous times before, but he chooses to believe that he is really there for research purposes, to get information regarding Colonel Burr from the Madame. She claims to have known both Burf and Alexander Hamilton in the Biblical sense, but gives Charlie no further information. Charlie chooses to stay and meet one of Mrs. Townsend's new girls, Helen Jewett, fresh from the country, and he immediately falls in love with the young prostitute. Instead of finding information, Charlie believes that he has found love.

Burr has given Charlie part of his memoir manuscript, telling Charlie that the real truth about the Revolutionary War must be told before everything becomes blurred. Burr, at nineteen years of age...

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