New York: Hopkins and Seymour, 1804.
40pp. 8vo, disbound, scattered light foxing to margins. New-York: Hopkins and Seymour, 1804. First Edition.
Author visited Alexander Hamilton twice after Hamilton was fatally shot. The last paragraph describes Alexander Hamilton's final moments of life as observed by the author. This oration was delivered on July 31, 1804, 19 days after the death of Alexander Hamilton. The appendices contain the text of Alexander Hamilton's will and the text of a paper by Alexander Hamilton which accompanied his will. In this paper Hamilton lists explanatory remarks on his conduct, motives, and views on the upcoming Hamilton-Burr duel. Hamilton opposes having to fight a duel with Burr as a solution to their political differences and articulates that he provoked Burr to fight their duel because of Hamilton's antagonism towards Aaron Burr in the past. Shaw & Shoemaker 6731.
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