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Early report on the death of Alexander Hamilton...
Item # 658423
July 17, 1804
High Resolution Images of: THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN, Hudson, New York, July 17, 1804
Note: Whereas this noteworthy issue has already sold, due to the unique nature of the coverage, we are making a set of 600dpi-images (printable/publishable quality) available for a minimal price. Once paid, we will e-mail you this set of images which includes: the entire front page, the report on the death of Alexander Hamilton, and the entire back page.
The original issue is described below, and the images shown correspond to the original item and do not represent the high-rez images you will be receiving:
THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN , Hudson, New York, July 17, 1804 (dateline misprint has 1803) Near the bottom of page 7 is a black-bordered report in "The Knell" which gives an early report on the death of Alexander Hamilton. It reads in part: "At New York, on Thursday last, of a wound received the morning previous, in a duel with Col. Burr, Gen. ALEXANDER HAMILTON. We are not enabled to add particulars, nor are we disposed to offer any reflections on this melancholy event, at present. In some future number we shall endeavor to evince our respect for this truly great man..." and a bit more (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches, good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War