Aaron Burr: A Biography Written, in Large Part, from Original and Hitherto Unused Material, Volume 1

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Pagina 171 - Firm, united let us be, Rallying round our Liberty; As a band of brothers joined, Peace and safety we shall find.
Pagina 270 - I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul; freeze thy young blood ; Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres; Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood : — List, list, O list!
Pagina 276 - I could detail to you a still more despicable opinion which General Hamilton has expressed of Mr. Burr.
Pagina 291 - Burr, however convinced myself that my opinions and declarations have been well founded, as from my general principles and temper in relation to similar affairs, I have resolved, if our interview is conducted in the usual manner, and it pleases God to give me the opportunity, to reserve and throw away my first fire, and I have thoughts even of reserving my second fire — and thus giving a double opportunity to Col. Burr to pause and to reflect.
Pagina 307 - Hundred forty six with force and arms at and in the County of Sampson aforesaid in and upon one Alfred Flowers in the peace of God and of the State then and there being feloniously wilfully and of his malice aforethought did make an assault...
Pagina 168 - Washington. If ever a nation was deceived by a man, the American nation has been deceived by Washington.
Pagina 185 - Year 1796,' in which the charge of speculation against Alexander Hamilton, late Secretary of the Treasury, is fully refuted. Written by Himself.
Pagina 261 - I will here express but one sentiment, which is, that dismemberment of our empire will be a clear sacrifice of great positive advantages without any counterbalancing good, administering no relief to our real disease, which is democracy, the poison of which by a subdivision will only be the more concentrated in each part, and consequently the more virulent.
Pagina 6 - ... a boundless duration before you, which will swallow up your thoughts, and amaze your soul; and you will absolutely despair of ever having any deliverance, any end, any mitigation, any rest at all; you will know certainly that you must wear out long ages, millions of millions of ages, in wrestling and conflicting with this almighty, merciless vengeance; and then when you have so done, when so many ages have actually been spent by you in this manner, you will know that all is but a point to what...
Pagina 278 - Political opposition can never absolve gentlemen from the necessity of a rigid adherence to the laws of honor and the rules of decorum. I neither claim such privilege nor indulge it in others. " The common sense of mankind affixes to the epithet adopted by Dr. Cooper, the idea of dishonor. It has been publicly applied to me under the sanction of your name. The question is not, whether he...

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