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Church, Angelica (fl. 1804) to Philip Schuyler

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07882 Author/Creator: Church, Angelica (fl. 1804) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 July 1804 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes from Greenwich Village, New York about the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. "I have the painful task to inform you that General Hamilton was this morning wouned [sic] by that Wretch Burr but we have every reason to hope that he will recover."


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Woman Author, Women's History, Duel, Death, Injury or Wound, American Statesmen

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison