Ohio Memory has published a new post, ““A Man Without Fear and Without Reproach””
210 years ago today, one of the most famous duels in U.S. history took place in Weehawken, New Jersey, between Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury and co-author of the Federalist Papers, and Aaron Burr, our third Vice President and former U.S. Senator for New York. Students of history know the story: Hamilton called Burr corrupt, Burr demanded that Hamilton apologize, Hamilton refused, and Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel. […]
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