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    Aaron Burr Check Signed "Aaron Burr". Partially printed check, 6.25" x 3", New York; April 3, 1788. A payment made to Mary Brown for the amount of £53.4/4. Ink cancellation marks over Burr's signature and date. Matted along with a portrait of Burr to the overall size of 11" x 14". Aaron Burr is not remembered for his term as the third vice-president, his term as president of what was to become Princeton University, or his service in the Revolutionary War, but instead for his famous duel with Alexander Hamilton in which he killed Hamilton for slandering his name and speaking against him and his political aims. This act, combined with his later treason trial, dashed all hope for a return to politics. He ended his life as an attorney in rather humble surroundings.

    Condition: Edges are uneven and moderately toned.


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