Memoirs of Aaron Burr: With Miscellaneous Selections from His Correspondence, Volume 1

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Harper & Bros., 1837 - New York (State)
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Page 440 - With Views of the Literature, Philosophy, and Social Life of the Athenian People.
Page 69 - Sir, on the issue of this contest, because it is more honorable, and doubtless more grateful to you than any station within the competence of the chief magistrate, yet for myself, and for the substantial service of the public, I feel most sensibly the loss we sustain of your aid in our new administration.
Page 63 - ... in times like these in which we live, it will not do to be overscrupulous. It is easy to sacrifice the substantial interests of society by a strict adherence to ordinary rules.
Page 313 - I did not go further in the attempt to accommodate, than a punctilious delicacy will justify. If so, I hope the motives I have stated will excuse me. It is not my design, by what I have said, to affix any odium on the conduct of Col.
Page 348 - Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, to the articles of impeachment exhibited against him by the House of Representatives of the United States.
Page 306 - ... terms more explicit. The replies and propositions on the part of General Hamilton have, in Colonel Burr's opinion, been constantly, in substance, the same. Colonel Burr disavows all motives of predetermined hostility, a charge by which he thinks insult added to injury. He feels as a gentleman should when his honour is impeached or assailed ; and, without sensations of hostility or wishes of revenge, he is determined to vindicate that honour at such hazard as the nature of the case demands. The...
Page 313 - The ability to be in future useful, whether in resisting mischief or effecting good, in those crises of our public affairs which seem likely to happen, would probably be inseparable from a conformity with prejudice in this particular.
Page 373 - Burr did set on foot a military enterprise, to be carried on against the territory of a foreign prince, viz., the province of Mexico, which was within the territory of the King of Spain, with whom the United States were at peace.
Page 313 - Let Mrs. Hamilton be immediately sent for — let the event be gradually broken to her; but give her hopes.' Looking up we saw his friend Mr. Bayard standing on the wharf in great agitation. He had been told by his servant that Gen.

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