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AARON BURR
As US Senator, he signs a handwritten 1791 letter to his stepson Augustine Prevost, regarding some money transactions.
ALS: "A. Burr" as U.S. Senator, 2 pages, 8x9½, front and verso. Philadelphia, 1791 December 6. To his stepson, Augustine Prevost, referred to here as "A. Prevost". In full: "I received this afternoon your letter of the 2nd Inst. covering an Abstract of a Bond, and a letter to Mr. Phillips which was immediately delivered. I am quite serious in the determination to proceed with your Kaatskill people as I have pointed out in my letter without the last relaxation unless you interpose. Mr. Smith this day left me the enclosed to be forwarded to you-he has directed it to be cut-I would suggest no Amendment or Alteration. I blush at your apologies about the 20/.2. The negociation (sic) at the Bank was perfectly right. In case of any embarrassment or if no immediate resource should arrive (for then embarrassment must be even now present) continue to draw on me for fifty Dollars at a time - I can negociate (sic) your bond at some date if it should become necessary - but previous to your journey hither, you may draw for a hundred Dollars & if you please immediately on Receipt if this." AUGUSTINE PREVOST was the son of British General Augustine Prevost and Theodosia Prevost. In 1782 Theodosia, who was ten years older, married Aaron Burr. She died of cancer in 1794. On March 4, 1791, nine months before writing this letter, Burr had become U.S. Senator from New York, having defeated incumbent Senator Philip Schuyler, Revolutionary War General and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton's father-in-law. Hamilton never forgave Burr for this defeat--starting a feud that ended in 1804, when then Vice President Burr killed Hamilton in a duel. The bank referred to by Burr was most probably the Bank of New York, founded by Hamilton in 1784. It was the only bank in the city until 1799 when the Manhattan Company was chartered by Burr. It was formed to bring water into the city, but its charter was broad enough to permit excess funds to be invested in banking. It failed as a water company but, as a bank, soon rivaled the Bank of New York in both financial and political importance. The Bank of The Manhattan Company, later Chase Manhattan, is today J.P. Morgan Chase. Lightly creased. Folds do not touch signature. Shaded and soiled at margins from prior mounting. 1-inch separation at blank right horizontal fold (all intact). Two tape repairs touch two words.

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