Burr - 1834, Chapter Fifteen - Seventeen Summary & Analysis

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1834, Chapter Fifteen - Seventeen Summary

Memoirs of Aaron Burr - Seven

Burr first meets James Madison when Burr is thirteen in 1769, Madison is eighteen. Both are at Princeton at about the same time, but not well acquainted then. In 1794, Burr's wife dies and James Monroe is appointed minister to France. Burr had hoped the post would go to him; as everyone knows to be the American representative in another country means having all of America represented by what that individual says. Burr is smart enough to understand that Washington is still protecting his own interests. Since his wife's death, Burr has been a boarder at Mrs. Payne's house and present, too, is her recently-widowed daughter. Burr is not interested in her daughter, but remembers his very shy friend, James Madison who had once asked Burr why he is so attractive to the ladies. Seeing an opportunity...

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