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Aaron Burr....



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October 23, 1801

SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Oct. 23, 1801
 
* Aaron Burr elected President of the New York Convention
 
A page 3 item says the Convention of New York for revising the state constitution met, and chose Aaron Burr as President. Closes with: This gentleman, we presume, would have preferred another presidency. Other news of the day includes: "The President of the United States" "Port Of Salem" and more Large damp stain affects each leaf, otherwise in good condition.

"Aaron Burr, Jr. (February 6, 1756 - September 14, 1836) was an Americanpolitician and adventurer. He was a formative member of the Democratic-Republican Party in New York and a strong supporter of Governor George Clinton. He is remembered not so much for his tenure as the third Vice President, under Thomas Jefferson, as for his duel with Alexander Hamilton, resulting in Hamilton's death. He is also known for his trial and acquittal on charges of treason." source: wikipedia

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