CONTENTS
CHAPTERPAGE
I. ANCESTRAL VOICES1

Respectable Burrs -- The Odor of Sanctity -- High Priest of Calvinism -- The Daughter of Puritans

II. CHILDHOOD14

A Son is Born -- Swift Tragedy -- Orphans

III. COLLEGE YEARS21

The Insatiable Student -- Myths in the Making -- The Students Get Religion -- Graduation -- The Footsteps of His Fathers -- Idyllic Interlude

IV. SWORDS AND BULLETS32

The Call to Arms -- On to Quebec -- Siege and Assault End of the Venture -- Major Burr of the Staff -- Burr Rescues a Brigade -- Military Intelligence

V. THE WAR GOES ON53

Promotion -- Martinet Burr -- Mutiny -- Secret Service - No Man's Land -- Resignation -- The War Horse Snuffs Battle

VI. PRELUDE TO LIFE69

Courtship and Law Books -- Special Dispensation -- Theodosia Prevost Burr -- Entering Wedge

VII. CHIEFLY LEGAL84

Political Interlude -- Practicing Attorney -- Domesticity

VIII. THE POLITICIAN EMBARKED93

Preview -- Stepping-stone -- Into the Arena

IX. THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK102

Strictly Professional -- Senatorial Duties -- Eyes on New York -- Burr Decides an Election

X. INTERMEDIATE YEARS115

Hamilton Calls Names -- Withdrawal and a Bargain -- Richmond Hill and the Arts -- Financial Legerdemain -- Experiment in Education -- Aspasia

XI. PARTY GROWTH132

Republican Cockades -- Almost Minister to France -- The Jay Treaty -- Republican Defeat -- Virginia Breaks a Promise

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