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Eaton, William (1764-1811) to Dwight Foster

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08103 Author/Creator: Eaton, William (1764-1811) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 August 1806 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Re: Burr's western conspiracy. Eaton had told Jefferson, who answered, "'There is too much knowledge an integrity among the people to give room to any apprehension of the kind.'"


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentVice PresidentFilibusterAmerican WestLatin and South America

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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