Burr - 1834, Chapter Ten - Eleven Summary & Analysis

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1834, Chapter Ten - Eleven Summary

Memoirs of Aaron Burr - One

All are gathered in New York City to witness General Washington's triumphant entry into the city he had lost to the British seven years before. Burr reflects on the comedic spectacle of the attempts to raise the flag on a pole greased by two British soldiers. Several other mishaps caused Washington to feel aggrieved. The young country had, as its only example, the pomp and circumstance of the royalty of England, and some people felt it appropriate to address Washington as "His Excellency." Washington himself wanted "His Mightiness" but the house of representatives pointed out that the Constitution clearly states he is to simply be called "The President."

Memoirs of Aaron Burr - Two

It is 1787. Burr speaks of Publius, who is comprised of three men, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and...

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