Burr - 1835, Chapter One Summary & Analysis

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1835, Chapter One Summary

Charlie is introducing Helen as his wife whenever they go out, which is rare. Even though Charlie knows he will be ruined if anyone of import discovers Helen's occupation, he feels he has achieved a goal, and he enjoys the danger. On a visit to the Shakespeare Tavern, Charlie is alone and is greeted with great enthusiasm by the top writers and actors of the city. He cannot believe the acclaim he receives for his Old Patroon piece on tasting a love apple. Sam Swartwout is there and regales Charlie with his opinion that Texas is where things are happening now. The attorney for Sam's Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, by the name of Houston, a protégé of Jackson, is in Texas plotting to liberate Texas from Mexico. Charlie now understands why Colonel Burr needed the money from his...

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