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Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) to John Jay

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03304 Author/Creator: Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 September 1800 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 25 x 20.5 cm

Summary of Content: Writes regarding a disagreement between them over his expenses for a trip to Hartford, Connecticut. Burr states he and Hamilton are in agreement over what they believed would be the expense payment structure for the trip.

Background Information: Jay was Governor of New York 1795-1801. Jay had asked Burr and Alexander Hamilton to represent New York's interests in the controversy regarding Connecticut's claims to an eight-mile wide "gore" ...along the New York-Pennsylvania border, earlier known as the Susquehanna Claim.See More

Full Transcript: N york Septr. 5th 1800

Sir

yesterday, on my return from the Country, I received your letter of the 22nd Aug.t- The condition of returning or abating one hundred dollars ...for every day less than eight that my attendance might be required at Hartford appeared to me to be so utterly inadmissible that I called on General Hamilton to know whether you & he had understood each other- It seems that you had not - He suppose that the Eight Days are to be counted on this whole time of absence - If this should be also your intention, I agree to the proposition. The other interpretation might subject me to the whole labour of preparation and expense of the Journey for Eighty pounds, which I presume cannot have been your intention -
I have the honor to be
very respectfully
your Obt. Svt.
A.Burr
His Excelly. John Jay~}
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People: Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836
Jay, John, 1745-1829

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: TravelFinanceDuelAmerican StatesmenVice PresidentGovernment and Civics

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