Collection of the Facts and Documents, Relative to the Death of Major-. William COLEMAN, ed.

Collection of the Facts and Documents, Relative to the Death of Major-

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[COLEMAN, William, ed.]. A Collection of the Facts and Documents, Relative to the Death of Major-General Alexander Hamilton: With Comments: Together with the Various Orations, Sermons, and Eulogies, That Have Been Published or Written on His Life and Character. By the Editor of the Evening Post. New-York: Hopkins and Seymour, 1804. 1st ed. [4],238pp. Orig. calf, rebacked in matching leather spine, morocco spine label. Some foxing and toning, overall a very good copy. HOWES C-572. Published by William Coleman, at the request of Hamilton's widow. An accumulation of documents and letters surrounding the duel between Aaron Burr, then vice president, and former secretary of the treasury, Revolutionary War hero, and author of many of The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton. The duel took place on 11 July 1804, on the Heights of Weehawken. "This collection (edited by one of Hamilton's warmest friends and admirers, who aimed to make it a fitting monument to him) included nearly everything relating to his death---eulogies, resolutions of various societies, newspaper testimonials, and much else that could otherwise be found only by a reference to the papers of the day"-Ford, Bibliotheca Hamiltoniana 94.

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