A General History of the Burr Family: With a Genealogical Record from 1193 to 1891 (Google eBook)

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author, 1878 - New England - 535 pages
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Page 86 - You must perceive, sir, the necessity of a prompt and unqualified acknowledgment or denial of the use of any expressions which would warrant the assertions of Mr. Cooper.
Page 86 - General Hamilton and Judge Kent have declared in substance that they looked upon Mr. Burr to be a dangerous man, and one -who ought not to be trusted with the reins of government
Page 448 - Testament; that is to Say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave it, and my Body...
Page 60 - Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust : for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Page 79 - Jefferson; but if such should be the result, every man who knows me ought to know that I would utterly disclaim all competition. Be assured that the Federal party can entertain no wish for such an exchange. As to my friends, they would dishonor my views and insult my feelings, by a suspicion that I would submit to be instrumental in counteracting the wishes and the expectations of the people of the United States. And I now constitute you my proxy to declare these sentiments, if the occasion shall...
Page 34 - I hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament ; hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Page 92 - The grand jury of the Mississippi Territory, on a due investigation of the evidence brought before them, are of the opinion that Aaron Burr has not been guilty of any crime or misdemeanor against the laws of the United States or of this Territory, or given any just occasion for alarm or inquietude to the good people of this Territory.
Page 81 - ... if the Constitution be destined ever to perish by the sacrilegious hands of the demagogue or the usurper, which God avert, its expiring agonies will be witnessed on this floor.
Page 86 - Having considered it attentively, I regret to find in it nothing of that sincerity and delicacy which you profess to value. Political opposition can never absolve gentlemen from the necessity of a rigid adherence to the laws of honour and the rules of decorum. I neither claim such privilege nor indulge it in others.
Page 111 - If I could foresee that Theo would become a mere fashionable woman, with all the attendant frivolity and vacuity of mind, adorned with whatever grace and allurement, I would earnestly pray God to take her forthwith hence. But I yet hope by her, to convince the world what neither sex appears to believe that women have souls.

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