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[New York]: [Burr, Aaron]
[CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT RECORD OF RETURNS FROM NEW YORK CITY AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES IN THE 1804 NEW YORK STATE ELECTION FOR GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, A RACE IN WHICH ALEXANDER HAMILTON OPPOSED THE ELECTION OF AARON BURR, A CONFLICT THAT HELPED LEAD TO THEIR DUEL THREE MONTHS LATER]
[New York, 1804. [4]pp. on two folio sheets, each 15 1/2 x 13 inches. A bit of light foxing, moderate edgewear. One sheet with shadow from (now removed) tape. Very good. A very detailed and highly informative record of returns in the April, 1804 New York gubernatorial election, which pitted then- Vice President Aaron Burr against Morgan Lewis, and which served as an accelerant for the developing feud between Burr and Alexander Hamilton that culminated in Hamilton's murder by Burr in a duel just three months later. When it became evident that Thomas Jefferson would not retain Burr on the 1804 presidential ticket, Burr decided to return to New York and run for governor. At the time, political parties in New York State were splintering, and some New York Federalists decided to support the Democratic- Republican Burr. Alexander Hamilton, a leader of the "High Federalists" in New York strongly opposed Burr, part of a long- standing political opposition that joined the personal enmity the two had felt toward each other for years. Hamilton was joined in opposition to Burr by the incumbent Governor George Clinton, a prominent Democratic- Republican who supported former state Attorney General Morgan Lewis for the New York governor's seat. Hamilton and Clinton engaged in a campaign in print and in drawing rooms against Burr's election that effectively scuttled Burr's chances and helped result in a landslide defeat. Some anti-Burr remarks made by Hamilton had been printed in local newspapers during the campaign, leading Burr to demand an apology and - failing to receive that - s … [Click Below for Full Description]
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