Life of Colonel Aaron Burr: Vice-president of the United States. Also Sketches of Rev. Aaron Burr, D. D., President of Princeton College, and of Theodosia, Daughter of Colonel Burr and Wife of Governor Alston of South Carolina

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S. W. Green, printer, 1879 - 147 pages
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Page 101 - 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 101 - 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 108 - 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 96 - ... 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 101 - 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 94 - 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 131 - 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 111 - 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 94 - The means existed of electing Burr, but this required his co-operation. By deceiving one man (a great blockhead,) and tempting two, (not incorruptible,) he might have secured a majority of the States. He will never have another chance of being President of the United States; and the little use he has made of the one which has occurred gives me but an humble opinion of the talents of an unprincipled man.
Page 96 - 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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