Burr - 1836, Chapter One - Four Summary & Analysis

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1836, Chapter One - Four Summary

April 11, 1836, Sunday

Charlie is shocked out of bed one morning when two policemen come to arrest him for the murder of Helen Jewett. He is named by Mrs. Townsend, even though she knows she misidentified him. She admits her mistake and Charlie is released. The real murderer is Richard Robinson, the boy Helen and Charlie had seen in an intimate situation with another man the night Charlie took Helen out of Mrs. Townsend's house. Charlie tries to have Mr. Bryant print an account of his false arrest, and he demurs. Charlie heeds his wisdom. Aaron Burr is required to move to Staten Island as the house in which he was boarding is to be torn down. He heads to Staten Island, and on the journey there Charlie cannot believe that Burr will ever again jump up, ready...

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