Burr - 1835, Chapter Eight - Ten Summary & Analysis

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1835, Chapter Eight - Ten Summary

Burr is never tried for his misdemeanor of wanting to invade Mexico. He is a free, but shadowed man. In June, 1808 Burr disguises himself as Mr. H. E. Edwards and sails for Europe, where he lives for four years, uncomfortable, poor and watched by the various foreign governments. June 1, 1835, Martin van Buren and "Tecumseh" Johnson are nominated for president and vice president by the Democratic convention.

Charlie and Helen are visited by George Fuller, a professor of phrenology; a study of bumps on the skull. A very long discussion follows as to which bumps represent what human characteristic. Then Helen screams, she has miscarried the baby. After Helen's miscarriage her spirits are very low. Leggett assures Charlie of van Buren's appreciation for his restraint on publishing the pamphlet. Matt Davis and his publisher, Reginald Gower, are appropriately...

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