The Private Journal of Aaron Burr, During His Residence of Four Years in Europe: With Selections from His Correspondence, Volume 1

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Harper & Brothers, 1836 - Europe

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Page 25 - That the strength of his understanding, the accuracy of his discernment, and ardour of his curiosity, might have been remarked from his infancy, by a diligent observer, there is no reason to doubt. For, there is no instance of any man, whose history has been minutely related, that did not in every part of life discover the same proportion of intellectual vigour.
Page 126 - Disobedience of orders in not attacking the enemy on the 28th of June, agreeably to repeated instructions.
Page 326 - An act for the speedy sale of the confiscated and forfeited estates within this state, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
Page 413 - At all events, they were under the management and control of federalists ; and to counteract their alleged influence, Colonel Burr was anxious for the establishment of a democratic institution. With this view he proposed to obtain a charter for supplying the city with, water ; and as it was certain that if confined to that particular object the stock would not be subscribed, he caused the application to be made for two millions of dollars, and inserted a clause in that charter, that the " surplus...
Page 270 - Theodosia cannot hear you spoken of without an apparent melancholy ; insomuch that her nurse is obliged to exert her invention to divert her, and myself avoid to mention you in her presence. She was one whole day indifferent to everything but your name. Her attachment is not of a common nature.
Page 412 - From the little I have seen, and the much I have heard, of the manager of the Review you mention, I cannot feel even the smallest push of a desire to serve him in the capacity of a poet.
Page 415 - PRESENT — His Excellency the Governor, the Honour able the Chancellor, the Chief Justice, and Judge Benson. " The honourable the Chief Justice, to whom was committed the bill entitled An act for supplying the city of New- York with pure and wholesome water...
Page 219 - As soon as they were left alone Mrs. Arnold became tranquillized, and assured Mrs. Prevost that she was heartily sick of the theatrics she was exhibiting. She stated that she had corresponded with the British commander — that she was disgusted with the American cause and those who had the management of public affairs — and that, through great persuasion and unceasing perseverance, she had ultimately brought the general into an arrangement to surrender West Point to the British.
Page 317 - I rose up suddenly from the sofa, and rubbing my head — " What book shall I buy for her ?" said I to myself. " She reads so much and so rapidly that it is not easy to find proper and amusing French books for her ; and yet I am so flattered with her progress in that language, that I am resolved that she shall, at all events, be gratified. Indeed, I owe it to her.
Page 317 - Your friends everywhere look to you to take an active part in removing the monarchical rubbish of our government. It is time to speak out, or we are undone. The association in Boston augurs well. Do feed it by a letter to Mr. Samuel Adams. My letter will serve to introduce you to him, if enclosed in one from yourself.

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