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  From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies: Aaron Burr Jr
Aaron Burr, the father, taught mathematics, ancient languages, and busied himself with raising funds for the college, whidh was shortly (Nov., 1756) to be moved to Princeton, and thither also went the Burr family.
Whether the grandfather, the Rev. Aaron Burr, first President of Princeton, would have approved of such a course of education for a girl is doubtful, and certainly her great-grandfather, the celebrated Jonathan Edwards, would not have thought it proper for Theodosia to dance, skate and ride a horse.
Burr was the first politician to appreciate the importance of party organization, and, when the votes were counted, it was found that New York City and the State had gone for the Republicans, and so had the country.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Rev. Aaron Burr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Reverend Aaron Burr (January 4, 1716(?) - September 24, 1757) was a notable divine and educator in colonial America.
Burr, elected at age 32, was also the youngest person ever to serve as president of Princeton.
In 1755, Burr was relieved of his pastoral duties in order to concentrate full-time on his work at Princeton.
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  Aaron Burr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burr was born in Newark, New Jersey, to the Rev. Aaron Burr, Sr.
Burr is said to have carried the fallen Montgomery for a short distance during the retreat from Quebec.
Burr returned quietly to New York in 1812, intending to visit his daughter, but the ship she had been traveling on from South Carolina was lost at sea (either due to piracy or shipwreck), along with all of Burr's important papers.
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 Burr, Aaron - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Burr, Aaron
In 1807 Burr was tried and acquitted of treason charges, which implicated him variously in a scheme to conquer Mexico, or part of Florida, or to rule over a seceded Louisiana.
Burr was on George Washington's staff during the American Revolution but was critical of the general and was distrusted in turn.
Burr was born in Newark, New Jersey, of an eminent Puritan family.
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 Aaron Burr, Sr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reverend Aaron Burr (January 4, 1716(?) - September 24, 1757) was a notable divine and educator in colonial America.
Burr, elected at age 32, was also the youngest person ever to serve as president of Princeton.
In 1755, Burr was relieved of his pastoral duties in order to concentrate full-time on his work at Princeton.
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 Aaron Burr - Wikinfo
The Reverend Aaron Burr was a founder of Princeton University and the father of U.S. Vice President, Aaron Burr.
Burr was born in Newark, New Jersey, to the Reverend Aaron Burr and Esther Edwards Burr.
Burr was at this point without a hope of a comeback in politics, and fled America and his creditors for Europe, where he tried to regain his fortunes.
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 Aaron Burr - MSN Encarta
Burr was born in Newark, New Jersey, on February 6, 1756, and educated at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), of which his father had been president.
Burr was appointed attorney general of New York in 1789 and served as U.S. senator from 1791 to 1797.
Burr was indicted for treason, but after a six-month trial in Richmond, Virginia, he was acquitted on September 1, 1807.
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 Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr was born in 1756 in New Jersey.
Aaron Burr and his wife were married for twelve years, when she passed away.
Burr later was charged with treason in a conspiracy regarding capitalization on a possible war with Spain.
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 Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr was born in Newark, New Jersey, was born on 6th February, 1756.
Burr became a lawyer in Albany in 1782.
In 1791 Burr was elected to the Senate.
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Burr directed that his name should be struck from the list; for, said he, you will not get the money, and from the moment the demand is made upon him, his exertions will cease, and you will not see him at the polls during the election.
Burr requested that this sum should be _doubled_, and that be should be informed that no labour would be expected from him except an occasional attendance at the committee-rooms to assist in folding tickets.
Burr was elected in 1784 to represent the city and county of New-York in the legislature.
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 Burr, Aaron. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The intention of the party was to make Thomas Jefferson president and Burr vice president, but confusion in the electoral college resulted in a tie vote.
Burr presided over the Senate with a dignity and impartiality that commanded respect from both sides, and in 1804 his friends nominated him for the governorship of New York.
Burr, unaware that Gen. James Wilkinson was in the pay of the Spanish, laid plans with him; what exactly Burr’s aims were has never been made clear.
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 Welcome to The American Presidency
Burr was born in Newark, N.J., on Feb. 6, 1756.
Of distinguished ancestry, he was the son of the Reverend Aaron Burr, the cofounder and second president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), and Esther Edwards Burr, the daughter of the New England theologian Jonathan Edwards.
Burr served on Benedict Arnold's staff, where he met James Wilkinson, who was to figure in his later plans; he then served briefly with George Washington and later with Gen. Israel Putnam.
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 The religion of Aaron Burr, U.S. Vice-President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Aaron Burr was the son of the prominent Presbyterian clergyman who was a founder of Princeton University.
Burr's father was a minister, and, although his father died when he was 3, Burr was raised in a strict religious environment.
A minister was present during Burr's last days, but Burr, who was alert, lucid, and able to communicate until the very end, though he was hospitable to the clergyman, did not request, and was not given, the holy sacrament.
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 An Aaron Burr Chronology
Aaron Burr is born in Newark, New Jersey.
Aaron Burr is sworn in as vice-president of the United States.
Burr and Dupiester occasionally leave the boat to gauge sentiment for their enterprise in the surrounding countryside.
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 Burr, Aaron. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
A brilliant law student, Burr interrupted his study to serve in the American Revolution and proved himself a valiant soldier in early campaigns.
Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel and mortally wounded him.
Burr was arrested and tried for treason in the U.S. Circuit Court at Richmond, Va., Chief Justice John Marshall presiding, and found not guilty.
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 The American Experience | The Duel | Timeline (1756 - 1804)
Aaron Burr is born on February 6 in Newark, New Jersey.
At the tender age of 13, Aaron Burr is accepted for advanced placement as a sophomore at the College of New Jersey, later renamed Princeton.
Burr will soon be known for his handsome carriages, well-appointed residences, elegant clothing, and lavish entertaining, although he will live much of his life heavily in debt.
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 Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts Aaron Burr House PA.
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Aaron Burr House is now officially our "favorite place".
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 Aaron Burr
In January 1779 Burr was assigned to the command of the "lines" of Westchester county, a region between the British post at Kingsbridge and that of the Americans about 15 miles to the north.
Burr was a member of the state assembly (1784-85), attorney-general of the state (1789-91), United States senator (1791-97), and again a member of the assembly (1798-99 and 1800-01).
Burr was unscrupulous, insincere and notoriously immoral, but he was pleasing in his manners, generous to a fault, and was intensely devoted to his wife and daughter.
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 American Revolution - Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr was born in Newark, New Jersey, on February 6, 1756.
Burr set a remarkable standard for decorum and fairness during the trial, in which Chase was acquitted.
Aaron Burr saw the territory as a place where his political hopes could be revived.
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 New Jersey Historical Society
Burr, who was raised after his parents died by relatives in Elizabeth, graduated from the College of New Jersey at age 16.
The relatives of Aaron Burr, Senior, President of Princeton College knew that his son, prior to his breaking up his house in New York city, had a portrait of his father and mother, but they had disappeared, and although much sought for could not be found.
The drayman replied that his father did for some years live with Aaron Burr, but he had no recollection of it, as it was before he was born, but he had heard his father often speak of Aaron Burr and of his living with him, and that his father had been dead for some years.
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 The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr
Burr has mentioned to me that the inhabitants of Louisiana [the lands recently purchased from France] seem determined to render themselves independent of the United States and the execution of their design is only delayed by the difficulty of obtaining previously an assurance of protection and assistance from some foreign power....It is clear that Mr.
Burr loved New Orleans enough to want to settle there, he said, "were it not for [his daughter] Theodosia and her boy." He used his time in New Orleans to gauge public opinion concerning Mexico and to discuss possible enterprises with persons sympathetic to a Mexican insurrection.
Colonel Burr now laid open his project of revolutionizing the territory west of the Allegheny, establishing an independent empire there; New Orleans to be the capital, and he himself to be the chief; organizing a military force on the waters of the Mississippi, and carrying conquest to Mexico.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/burr/burraccount.html   (4160 words)

 Aaron Burr : Conspiracy to Treason: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data
Jefferson's Vendetta: The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary
Drawing on the rich documentary history of the Burr conspiracy case, he weaves a spellbinding tale of betrayal and intrigue against the backdrop of a new nation struggling to define its laws and its geographical boundaries.
Aaron Burr is remembered today chiefly as the man who killed Alexander Hamilton in an 1804 duel—and that's hardly the blot on his escutcheon.
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 Handbook of Texas Online: BURR, AARON
Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States from 1801 to 1804, had an important connection with the history of Texas.
Burr was twice arraigned and tried in Kentucky for instigating an illegal expedition against a friendly nation, but both times he was released for want of sufficient evidence.
Burr's exact intentions have never been ascertained, but he probably intended to invade Spanish territory by crossing the Sabine River and marching across Texas.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/BB/fbu57.html   (569 words)

 The American Experience | The Duel | People & Events | Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's Duel
On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met on the dueling grounds at Weehawken, New Jersey, to fight the final skirmish of a long-lived political and personal battle.
Burr was crushed in the general election by Morgan Lewis, the Republican candidate, who was supported by George and DeWitt Clinton, powerful New York Republicans.
Burr was unscathed; Hamilton fell to the ground mortally wounded.
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 Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr: Accusation of Treason - Accusation of Treason Soon after Hamilton's death, Burr left Washington on a journey to New...
Aaron Burr: Political Career - Political Career A brilliant law student, Burr interrupted his study to serve in the American...
Aristocracy, Aaron Burr, and the Poetry of Conspiracy
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 Aaron Burr
A bright, mischievous boy, and difficult to control Aaron was still sufficiently studious to be prepared to enter Princeton at the age of eleven, though he was not admitted on account of his extreme youth.
On 14 January, 1807, Burr was arrested in Mississippi territory, and, having escaped, was again arrested in Alabama, whence he was conveyed to Richmond, Virginia Here was held the memorable trial for treason, beginning 22 May, 1807, and lasting, with some interruptions, for six months.
In the array of distinguished counsel, William Wirt was pre-eminent for the prosecution and Luther Martin for the defense.
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 The Aaron Burr Trial--John Marshall House
Portrait of Aaron Burr in the collection of the Library of Congress.
Burr was to stand trial on treason in the Fifth Circuit Court in Richmond, VA (now the Fourth Circuit).
Burr was treated hospitably by some of the citizens of Richmond.
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