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    Aaron Burr Autograph Letter Signed Written on Board a Steamboat in 1814 Regarding Land Claims Dating to 1763, "...it is of great moment to one of my friends and fellow soldiers..." A New York Senator, Aaron Burr (1756-1836) was Jefferson's Vice President, but was replaced because of political and personal differences. After he killed his political enemy, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel, he was indicted for murder and fled west, though the charges were dropped. He later tried to establish an independent country composed of Mexico and the southwestern states and was tried for treason. Although acquitted, he fled to Europe for four years before returning to America. Autograph letter signed, 2 pages, July 24, 1814, On Board Steam Boat. The letter reads, "Dear Sir: I take the liberty of enclosing to you the ...mortgage of two tracts of land executed in 1775...you will inform me if in your power who are the present representatives...and particularly who now occupy the lands described...I do not mean to charge you personally with the trouble of making these inquiries, but as you know every body...it is of great moment to one of my friends and fellow soldiers and of some little to myself...a copy of De La Vigner's will if he left a will - if not to learn the name of his adm'r and date of the letter...If I had any correspondent in Poughkeepsie you should not be troubled with a matter so much out of your line...Your friend, A. Burr." Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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