jul 11, 2023

“Give me the steady, uniform, unshaken security of constitutional freedom. Give me the right to be tried by a jury of my own neighbors, and to be taxed by my own representatives only. What will become of the law and courts of justice without this? The shadow may remain, but the substance will be gone. I would die to preserve the law upon a solid foundation; but take away liberty, and the foundation is destroyed.” — Alexander Hamilton

Library of Congress: Today In History

Library of Congress: Benjamin Moore’s account of events

National Archives: From Alexander Hamilton to Aaron Burr, 20 June 1804

Library of Congress: Hamilton's correspondence with Aaron Burr and an account of the duel by William P. Van Ness

National Archives: Letter from Alexander Hamilton to his wife, Elizabeth, the night before his duel with Aaron Burr

Hamilton on Broadway Data

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