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Russell, Benjamin (1761-1845) Columbian centinel & Massachusetts federalist. [Vol. 41, no. 46 (August 4, 1804)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08726.03 Author/Creator: Russell, Benjamin (1761-1845) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 4 August 1804 Pagination: 4 p. ; 49 x 33 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes an editorial account of the 11 July 1804 duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton on page 1 which criticizes the practice of dueling and calls Aaron Burr an outlaw. Also includes an article on the capture of the British sloop of war, Lily, by a French privateer ship. Other articles detail local, international, political, court, and ship news, advertisements, and public announcements.

Background Information: "Columbian Centinel & Massachusetts Federalist" was printed from Vol. 32, no. 10 (Oct. 5, 1799)-v. 42, no. 2 (Sept. 1, 1804). Continues the "Columbian Centinel.", Vol. 13, no. 27 (June 16, 1790)-v. 32, no. 9 (Oct. 2, 1799). Continued by the "Columbian Centinel.", Vol. 42, no. 3 (...Sept. 5, 1804)-v. 77, no. 6166 (May 23, 1840).
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People: Russell, Benjamin, 1761-1845
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American StatesmenDeathDuelFrancePrivateeringNavyMilitary HistoryGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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