Tag Archives: Aaron Burr

Happy Birthday, Alexander Hamilton

This is a post written in 2008, years before “Hamilton” mania overtook the world – and don’t get me wrong, I’m so glad it did. I almost can’t believe it’s happened. Thank you Lin-Manuel Miranda. To all of you newcomers, … Continue reading

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On July 10, 1804

Alexander Hamilton wrote the following letter to this wife: My beloved Eliza Mrs. Mitchel is the person in the world to whom as a friend I am under the greatest Obligations. I have not hitherto done my duty to her. … Continue reading

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“Aaron, Bring it.”

Hilarious correspondence: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr – First Year College Roommates . I am howling. I liked when Hamilton wrote: “I wrote to the RD and asked for another roommate. Guess who I’ll be rooming with? George Mother F***ing … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to “The Bastard Brat of a Scotch Pedlar”

On this day, in 1755, Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies. Happy birthday to one of the most compelling (to me anyway) founding fathers that we have. He was illegitimate (or – as John Adams called him: … Continue reading

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Today In History: July 11, 1804

Today in history my boyfriend was shot and killed. Well – he was alive obviously, on July 10. But then he was killed in a duel on July 11 … and so now he is dead. He was killed only … Continue reading

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The Books: “Founding Brothers” (Joseph Ellis)

And here is my next excerpt of the day from my library. Next book in my American history section is the marvelous Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis. 7 guys: Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Jefferson, Adams, Washington, Madison, Franklin … Continue reading

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Geek Moments Involving the Founders

— I cannot even describe how happy it makes me that on my daily run I pass the spot (sort of) where the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr took place. There’s a big bust of my dead boyfriend … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To My Dead Boyfriend, Alexander Hamilton

On this day, in 1755, Alexander Hamilton was born in the British West Indies. Happy birthday to one of the most compelling (to me anyway) founding fathers that we have. He was illegitimate (or – as John Adams called him: … Continue reading

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Aaron Burr: “An active and scheming mind …”

An interesting character study of Aaron Burr – from Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 (Pivotal Moments in American History) by John Ferling. Of the candidates in 1800, Burr is the most difficult to understand, in part because … Continue reading

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7 guys, 6 episodes

I am reading a very good book right now which I wanted to recommend. Actually, I think one of you recommended it to me a while back – forgive me that I don’t remember who! It’s called Founding Brothers: The … Continue reading

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