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One of the best issues on the Burr Conspiracy, with Jefferson's famous message to Congress...



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January 31, 1807

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 31, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson
* Special message to U.S. Congress
* On the Aaron Burr conspiracy


A terrific issue on the Burr Conspiracy, as any number of websites can be found with the full text of this special message to Congress from the President, in which he discloses to them to full details of the conspiracy and his intents to prosecute Aaron Burr.
This "President's Message" takes over half of page 2 & is signed in type: Th. Jefferson.
The Burr Conspiracy was a suspected treasonous plot of Americans, led by Aaron Burr, the former Vice President. According to the accusations, his goal was to create an independent country in the center of North America including the Southwestern United States and parts of Mexico.
President Thomas Jefferson ordered Burr arrested and indicted for treason despite a lack of firm evidence. Burr's true intentions remain unclear to historians; some claim that he intended to take parts of Texas and the Louisiana Purchase for himself, others, that he intended to conquer Mexico, and yet others, that he planned to conquer most of the North American continent.
Following the "Message" are additional documents & letters relating to the conspiracy.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War