Burr - 1834, Chapter Three Summary & Analysis

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1834, Chapter Three Summary

There is intense rioting in the streets for three days, and on the last of the three-day election for mayor of New York City, Burr sends Charlie to give Matt Davis some papers. The Whigs are responsible for creating a mock-up of a frigate they call the "Constitution" and fight for possession of it with the Irish mobs as it is a symbol of what each side purports to protect. Matt Davis is jubilant, believing that Verplanck, his choice for mayor, will be elected that day, and they will then be able to put Henry Clay in the office of president in 1836. In his joy, Davis seems not to be aware of the extent of the rioting that has erupted all over the city. He teases Charlie about the two of them being in competition to get Burr's biography printed. Charlie...

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