11. Letter in Aaron Burr’s handwriting, fragment of a draft
The injury complained of and the reparation expected are so definitely ex- pressed in his letter of the 21st that there is not perceived a necessity for further explanation of his part. To ask of him to specify particular times & occasions is absurd. The denial of a specified conversation only would leave strong implication that on other occasions language had been used. Thejn and where injurious expressions and opinions have been is best known to Genl. H. & of him only will Col. B. inquire. No denial or declaration will be satisfactory unless it be that rumors derogatory to Col. B.’ honor can have originated with Genl. H. or have fairly inferred for anything he has said.