1807.040: Circular Letter defending Aaron Burr's Conduct.

Published: 1807

Full Title: ... Before the meeting of Congress rumours were in circulation, that a conspiracy against the peace and safety of the union, and a military expedition against the territories of Spain had been planned by A. Burr, late Vice-President of the United States, and others his associated ... City of Washington, February 20, 1807.

Author: -----

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 24 cm. x 20 cm. (broadside).


Copy not seen; whether this circular defended or assailed Burr is unclear from cataloguing records that report only the physical characteristics of the imprint, and not it's content. This item antedates Burr's indictment and trial in Richmond, but after his arrest in the Mississippi Territory on the order of President Jefferson. Only known copy, held by the Duke University Library, lacks colophon; Hummel ascribed this item to a Virginia press, even as date line indicates Washington, so its inclusion here. If a Virginia imprint, it was likely issued in Alexandria.

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