Proofs of the Corruption of Gen. James Wilkinson, and of His Connexion with Aaron Burr, with Ad Full Refutation of His Slanderous Allegations in Relation to the Character of the Principal Witness Against Him
W. Hall, jun. & G. W. Pierie, printers, 1809 - 150 pages
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What a major disappointment to discover that Google failed to copy &/or publish the 199-page appendix containing the NOTES (all the letters, depositions, etc).
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Page 125 - Burr will proceed westward 1st August, never to return. With him goes his daughter; the husband will follow in October, with a corps of worthies. Send forthwith an intelligent and confidential friend with whom Burr may confer; he shall return immediately with further interesting details; this is essential to concert and harmony of movement.
Page 126 - He is a man of inviolable honor and perfect discretion; formed to execute rather than project; capable of relating facts with fidelity, and incapable of relating them otherwise. He is thoroughly informed of the plans and intentions of Burr, and will disclose to you as far as you inquire, and no further. He has imbibed a reverence for your character, and may be embarrassed in your presence. Put him at ease, and he will satisfy you.
Page 119 - This will be delivered to you by Colonel Burr," began the general's introductory note,8 "whose worth you know well how to estimate. If the persecutions of a great and honorable man, can give title to generous attentions, he has claims to all your civilities, and all your services. You cannot oblige me more than by such conduct; and I pledge my life to you, it will not be misapplied. To him I refer you for many things improper to letter, and which he will not say to any other.
Page 126 - December, there to meet you ; there to determine whether it will be expedient in the first instance to seize on or pass by Baton Rouge.
Page 125 - ... ready to join, and final orders are given to my friends and followers. It will be a host of choice spirits. Wilkinson shall be second to Burr only; Wilkinson shall dictate the rank and promotion of his officers.
Page 120 - May 28th, 1805, 11 o'clock, and contains these expressions : 4 1 was to have introduced my friend Burr to you, but in this I failed by accident. He understands your merits, and reckons on you. Repair to me and I will tell you all. We must have a peep at the unknown world beyond me.