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April 23, 1804
"I assert, that Gen. Hamilton and Judge Kent have declared, in substance, that they looked upon Mr. Burr to be a dangerous man, and one who ought not to be trusted with the reins of government. If, Sir, you attended a meeting of federalists, at the city tavern, where Gen. Hamilton made a speech on the pending election, I might appeal to you for the truth of so much of this assertion as relates to him. . . . for really sir, I could detail to you a still more despicable opinion which General Hamilton has expressed of Mr. Burr."

Dr. Charles D. Cooper to General Philip Schuyler, April 23, 1804, on Hamilton's opposition to Aaron Burr's run for governor of New York in 1804. A copy of this letter was published in the Albany Register on April 24, 1804. It was brought to Aaron Burr's attention, spurring the correspondence that led to the deadly duel of July 11, 1804.

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