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Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) to Ephraim Kirby re: forwarding a letter, long delayed, to President Jefferson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02520 Author/Creator: Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) Place Written: New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1801/06/08 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. + FF. 25 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: Written as Vice President. Kirby was a prominent Connecticut lawyer.

Full Transcript: N York 8 June 1801

Dear Sir
Your letter of the 25 Ult. passed though this city, went to Washington & returned here a few Days ago having performed an unnecessary Journey of 500 Miles. ...Perceiving in it nothing of a private Nature, I took the liberty of transmitting it, with some comment, to the Prest. of the U. S.
I have consigned over to genl Bloomfield, your young friend Smith. If he merits your [illegible], of which I have no doubt, though I had no oppy of judging personally, he cannot fail to succeed.
Accept the assurance of my very great and Esteem
A. Burr
Eph: Kirby Esq.

A. Burr
Eph: Kirby Esquire
Litchfield Con.
June 8th 1801
Honbl Aaron Burr
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People: Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Vice PresidentPresidentLetter of Introduction or RecommendationPost Office

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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