Burr to Hamilton

June 18, 1804

This phrase from a letter to Philip Schuyler from Dr. Charles D. Cooper, referred to remarks made by Hamilton at a private dinner party. The letter was published in The Albany Register on April 24, 1804. A copy of the newspaper article was sent to Hamilton by Burr along with the letter below.

Burr to Hamilton
June 18, 1804

Autograph Draft in Handwriting of Van Ness


(For a transcription of this document, please see below)

N York, 18 June, 1804




I send for your perusal a letter signed Ch D Cooper which, though apparently published some time ago, has but very recently come to my knowledge Mr. Van Ness, who does me the favor to deliver this, will point out to you that clause of the letter to which I particularly request your attention.


You must perceive, Sir, the necessity of a prompt and unqualified acknowledgement or denial of the use of any expressions which could warrant the assertions of Dr. Cooper.


I have the honor to be,


Your Out Servt




General Hamilton

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