Memoirs of Aaron Burr [NOOK Book]


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  • BN ID: 2940020872622
  • Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers
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  • Edition description: Digitized from 1836 volume
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CHAPTER II. In 1761 he was removed to Stockbridge, in Massachusetts, and placed in the family of Timothy Edwards, his mother's eldest brother. In 1762 his maternal uncle, Timothy, removed to Elizabethtown, New-Jersey. Aaron and his sister Sarah remained in the family until the former entered college, and the latter became the wife of Judge Reeve. A private tutor was employed for them in the house of Mr. Edwards. For a considerable portion of the time, Judge Reeve was engaged in that capacity. When about ten years old, Aaron evinced a desire to make a voyage to sea; and, with this object in view, ran away from his uncle Edwards, and came to the city of New- York. He entered on board an outward-bound vessel as / cabin-boy. He was, however, pursued by his guardian, nd his place of retreat discovered. Young Burr, one day, while busily employed, perceived his uncle coming down N - the wharf, and immediately ran up the shrouds, and clam- 5 y bered to the topgallant-mast head. Here he remained, and t peremptorily refused to come down, or be taken down, jtf until all the preliminaries of a treaty of peace were agreed y" upon. To the doctrine of unconditional submission he never gave his assent. In 1769 Burr entered Princeton College; where, owing to his extreme youth and smallncss of stature, he was forced to commence with the sophomore, although, upon examination, he was found qualified to enter the junior class. This was a source of extreme mortification to him, and especially as he had been prepared, and was every way qualified, to enter the preceding year. From his infancy Burr was of a slender frame, and appeared to be delicatelyformed; but exhibited great muscular strength, and wasable to endure excessive fatigue of body and mind. Previous to entering colle...
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