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Burr, Hamilton, and JeffersonA Study in Character$
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Roger G. Kennedy

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195140552

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.001.0001

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Chapter 10

Chapter 10

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Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson
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Roger G. Kennedy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0010

In the early spring of 1794, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, once a bishop and stockjobber, then an ambassador, left France, bearing a letter of introduction from Lord Shelborne to George Washington and thus to the new Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton succeeded Thomas Jefferson at the turn of the year as the government's chief theoretician. Washington declined to meet Talleyrand, but Hamilton did not, and the two became cronies. Talleyrand knew both Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whom he refused to see. This chapter discusses John Jay's failure to open Mississippi by diplomacy and the westerners' allegation that he caved in to Spain; Albert Gallatin's role in the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania; the incident at Braddock's Field; Hamilton's appearance at the head of the army to prevent the secession of western Pennsylvania; the despatch of General Georges Collot in March 1796 to see if there was any further hope of secessionism in Pennsylvania; and the election of 1800.

Keywords:   Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, France, George Washington, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, secession, Pennsylvania, Albert Gallatin, Georges Collot, election

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