Burr - 1834, Chapter Thirty-five - Thirty-six Summary & Analysis

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1834, Chapter Thirty-five - Thirty-six Summary

Charlie and Davis continue their discussion of Burr's memoirs and the pamphlet Charlie is writing. Davis is oblique when Charlie asks a direct question. He is, after all, a rival. Spring 1805, finds Jefferson and the people of the Creole south wanting war with Spain in order to acquire the Floridas (as it was called then). Burr begins the adventure of his life, pulling together leaders such as Jamie Wilkinson, John Smith, Jonathan Dayton and future president General Andrew Jackson, all of whom believe that a war with Spain is necessary to liberate Louisiana and Mexico from Spanish domination and possibly have Burr become president of the western states.

All the men give Burr the support and information he needs to go forward with their plans. Wilkinson's plan is to get Spain to believe that the old Spanish...

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