Burr - 1833, Chapter Ten - Eleven Summary & Analysis

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1833, Chapter Ten - Eleven Summary

Charlie has been given an assignment by Leggett; he is to meet with his idol, Washington Irving. Charlie is a little surprised to find that Irving no longer resembles the slender, dreamy-eyed young man of his school books. Irving inquires of Charlie as to the origin of his last name, and Charlie hastens to assure him that his father was a tavern keeper in Greenwich village, and he does not hail from the celebrated Schuylers. Irving states that he is partial to the Dutch, but is disappointed that Charlie cannot speak Dutch and mourns that they are becoming a homogeneous people. He refers to his visit with van Buren at Kinderhook, and Charlie takes advantage of this and moves the conversation to Burr, the reason for his visit. Irving tells Charlie that Burr was always one willing...

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