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Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America
Thomas J. Fleming
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Page 63 - You, sir, know in a great degree the anti-federal party ; but I fear you do not know them as well as I do. It is a composition, indeed, of very incongruous materials, but all tending to mischief — some of them to the overthrow of the government, by stripping it of its due energies ; others of them, to a revolution after the manner of Bonaparte. I speak from indubitable facts, not from conjectures and inferences.
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Page 307 - SIR, The letter which I had the honor to receive from you, under date of yesterday, states, among other things, that, in General Hamilton's opinion, Colonel Burr has taken a very indefinite ground, in which he evinces nothing short of predetermined hostility, and General Hamilton thinks it inadmissible that the inquiry should extend to his confidential as well as other conversations.