Burr - 1834, Chapter Six - Nine Summary & Analysis

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1834, Chapter Six - Nine Summary

Charlie reads over the pages Matthew Davis has given to him and finds virtually nothing new. He summarizes Burr's life after the war: After the British depart New York City, Burr bends the rules and is admitted to the bar early, on January 19, 1782, marries Theodosia Prevost, who is ten years his senior, later that year. On June 21, 1783, his daughter, also named Theodosia, is born. In 1791, he secures Richmond Hill House as a summer home for them.

Burr is a successful lawyer from the beginning, and his rivalry with Alexander Hamilton continues. They are both ambitious and in the law. Burr is the more clever and intellectual of the two, not prone to droning or moralizing. Hamilton is more esoteric, prone to very long dissertations. On occasion the two men worked together on a case. What Charlie does...

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