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Burr Chapter Summary & Analysis - 1833, Chapter Eight - Nine Summary

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1833, Chapter Eight - Nine Summary

Burr's investment in the Texans land scheme is lost, and his partners in the plan come to his office looking for him. Charlie is able to put them off. Later that day Charlie is summoned by Mrs. Burr to meet at the City Hotel, where she rages at him that Burr has taken and sold her second carriage and horses for half of what they are worth. Over tea, supplemented with rum, and her hysterics, Charlie learns of his mentor's misdeeds, including his keeping a mistress in Jersey City, a fact that Mrs. Burr actually condones to Charlie's astonishment. She sees the seventy-seven-year old Burr as a man and a capable one at that. She does not mind the women, but she does mind how easily he is able to lose money, her money.

After she departs, Charlie encounters Dr. Bogart...

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