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The Knell," The Balance and Columbian Repository, Hudson, NY, (1804)
1804. The Lawyers of Columbia County, New York, React to the Death of Alexander Hamilton [Hamilton, Alexander (1755/57-1804)]. "The Knell" in The Balance and Columbian Repository, No. 29, Vol. III, Hudson, NY, Tuesday, July 17, 1803 [i.e. 1804]. [8] pp. 10-3/4" x 8-1/2" disbound periodical, three-column text to rectos and versos, small text woodcuts. Light edgewear, light browning and foxing, few leaves loose. * This issue has a 4-1/2" x 3-1/2" notice titled "The Knell." It is enclosed by black borders and features a woodcut of a grave site (and an allegorical setting sun). The text reads (in part): "At New-York, on Thursday last, of a wound received the morning previous, in a duel with Col. Burr, Gen. ALEXANDER HAMILTON. We are not enabled to add particulars, nor are we disposed to offer any reflections on this melancholy event, at present. (...) The gentlemen of the bar, who were attending the Circuit at Claverack, on hearing the confirmation of the above intelligence, unanimously agreed to wear a crape [sic] on the left arm for one month, as a token of their regard for General Hamilton."
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