NOTES

CHAPTER I
1.
John Adams to James Lloyd, Feb. 17, 1815; John Adams, Works, C. F. Adams , ed., X, 123.
2.
I am indebted chiefly for genealogical data on the Burrs to A General History of the Burr Family, by Charles Burr Todd, 1902.
3.
Parton Burr, 31.
4.
Ibid, 31-2.
5.
Davis' Burr, I, 17-18.
6.
Ibid, 18.
7.
MSS. Sermons, Yale Univ.; MSS . Letter, Burr to Mr. Hogg, Dec. 3, 1775 [an obvious error for 1755], Princeton Univ.
8.
A General Account of . . . the College lately established in the Province of New-Jersey . . . by the Trustees of the College, 4.
9.
Both Davis and Parton yield Burr the honor of being its first President. But see Princeton Univ. Archives.
10.
A General Account, etc., supra,5.
11.
New York Gazette, July 20, 1752; Davis' Burr, I, 20.
12.
Joseph Shippen, Jr., to his father, July 6, 1752; N. J. Hist. Soc. Proc., First Series, V, 269.
13.
Joseph Shippen, Jr., to his stepmother, August 1, 1752; ibid, 269-70.
14.
MSS. Letter, Princeton Univ.
15.
MSS. Letter, Esther Burr to Lucy Edwards, Nov. 4, 1754; Princeton Univ.
16.
MSS. Diary, Esther Burr; Yale Univ.
17.
Ibid.
18.
MSS. Letter, Burr to Mr. Hogg, Dec. 3, 1755; Princeton Univ.
19.
MSS. Letter, Burr to the Gov. & General Court of Conn., May 8, 1754; Conn. State Lib.
20.
Esther Burr Diary; supra.
21.
Ibid.
22.
Ibid.

CHAPTER II
1.
Esther Burr Diary; supra.
2.
Ibid.
3.
Burr to Mr. Hogg, Dec. 3, 1755; supra.
4.
Esther Burr Diary; supra.
5.
Ibid.
6.
MSS. Letter, Burr to George Whitefield, Feb. 16, 1757; Princeton Univ.
7.
Esther Burr Diary; supra.
8.
MSS. Letter, Burr to Naphalis Daggett, Prof. of Divinity, Yale College, May 10, 1757; Yale Univ.
9.
Esther Burr Diary; supra.
10.
Diary, Ezra Stiles, II, 337.
11.
A MSS. inventory of the joint estates of Aaron and Esther Burr in 1765 discloses seemingly that the totals received amounted to some 3679 pounds,

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments x
  • Illustrations xi
  • Chapter I - Ancestral Voices 1
  • Chapter II - Childhood 14
  • Chapter III - College Years 21
  • Chapter IV - Swords and Bullets 32
  • Chapter V - The War Goes On 53
  • Chapter VI - Prelude to Life 69
  • Chapter VII - Chiefly Legal 84
  • Chapter VIII - The Politician Embarked 93
  • Chapter IX - The Gentleman from New York 102
  • Chapter X - Intermediate Years 115
  • Chapter XI - Party Growth 132
  • Chapter XII - Burr Stoops to Conquer 145
  • Chapter XIII - The Second American Revolution 167
  • Chapter XIV - Jefferson or Burr 188
  • Chapter XV - Vice-President Burr 210
  • Chapter XVI - The Last Struggle for Power 236
  • Chapter XVII - Tragic Duel 246
  • Chapter XVIII - The Impeachment of Justice Chase 261
  • Chapter XIX - Backgrounds for the Conspiracy 270
  • Chapter XX - Western Journey 296
  • Chapter XXI - Never to Return 320
  • Chapter XXII - The Man Hunt Starts 344
  • Chapter XXIII - Dictatorship in New Orleans 364
  • Chapter XXIV - The Stage Is Set 387
  • Chapter XXV - Tried for Treason 396
  • Chapter XXVI - On Trial 424
  • Chapter XXVII - Man without a Country 449
  • Chapter XXVIII - Failure in France 471
  • Chapter XXIX - Declining Years 496
  • Notes 519
  • Bibliography 547
  • Index 555
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