1. Letter by Aaron Burr to Alexander Hamilton, in the handwriting of Van Ness


June 18, 1804


N. York, 18 June, 1804




I send for your perusal a letter signed Ch. D. Copper 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 Obt. Servt.

A. Burr