The Dueling Letters

The Account of Events Leading to the Duel Between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Narrated by: Ben Smith, Jason Goff
Length: 17 mins
Categories: History, American
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Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton had a famously contentious political relationship. In June of 1804, then-Vice President Burr was made aware that Hamilton had made disparaging remarks about him. Dr. Charles Cooper had overheard these remarks and published a letter indicating such. Burr soon after read Dr. Cooper's remarks and took offense.

The following are pieces of correspondence between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, followed by letters from Alexander Hamilton to his friend and second in the duel Nathaniel Pendleton, as well as his wife Elizabeth.

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