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Vice President Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in duel.

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In a decisive blow to the credibility of the Jefferson presidential administration, on July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds Alexander Hamilton.  Hamilton, who at the time was the Secretary of the Treasury, became involved with Burr after Jefferson did not reinstate Burr as his vice president in the 1804 election, which resulted in Burr attempting to run for the office of Governor of New York.  Hamilton also opposed Burr because of his Federalist tendencies in New York, prompting the angry correspondance of the two men by letter.  The duel, which took place in the legal dueling state of New Jersey, resulted in the Hamilton fatality, though Burr was never formally sentenced as a conclusion of the murder.
  • Trenton, New Jersey
  • 11 Jul 1804

Weekly Raleigh Register, 23 Jul 1804, Mon, Page 3

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Created: February 14, 2008 · Modified: November 11, 2015

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