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The June 18 Letter


NEW YORK, JUNE 18, 1804 – Somehow a published letter landed on Aaron Burr’s desk

seven weeks after he suffered a 16-point loss in his New York gubernatorial bid.  The letter had been published in the Albany Register during the three-day voting period, April 24, 1804 in fact, and was signed by Charles D. Cooper, MD.  One sentence of the letter glowed like a live coal to Burr’s eyes: Full story The June 18 Letter

Jack Casey

June 18, 2020