A General History of the Burr Family in America: With a Genealogical Record from 1570 to 1878

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E.W. Sackett & Bro., 1878 - Electronic books - 436 pages
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Page 103 - 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 56 - I hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament ; hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Page 110 - 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 98 - ... 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 103 - 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 96 - 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 133 - 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.
Page 113 - Would to God," was the retort of Burr, " that I did stand on the same footing with any other man. This is the first time I have been permitted to enjoy the rights of a citizen. How have I been brought hither?
Page 103 - 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 98 - Another senator being asked, on the day following that on which Mr. Burr took his leave, how long he was speaking, after a moment's pause, said he could form no idea ; it might have been ar hour, and it might have been but a moment ; when he came to his senses, he seemed to have awakened as from a kind of trance.

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