Burr - 1834, Chapter Twenty - Twenty-four Summary & Analysis

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1834, Chapter Twenty - Twenty-four Summary

Charlie writes stories ostensibly as "Old Patroon," a conservative and censorious New Yorker. He speculates on Hamilton's parentage.

Memoir of Aaron Burr - Eleven

Burr works the political machine of New York to persuade the most famous men sympathetic to him to run for office, effectively planting the votes for Jefferson in the New York legislature. The election of 1800, shows Jefferson and Burr tie, each with seventy-three votes. Had Burr not secured the New York votes for Jefferson, he would have received the majority of votes and been elected president. With the election a tie, Burr works very hard to keep his word to Jefferson that he will not put himself up for President, only for vice president. The ironic situation became even more farcical because the deciding vote falls to Alexander Hamilton, who hates both Burr...

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