The most recent acquisition for my Jefferson library - 1787 legal document from a civil case signed by Aaron Burr as counsel.

13 years later, Burr would be Jefferson's first Vice President. Four years after that, Burr would kill Alexander Hamilton in a duel. 20 years after this document was signed, Burr would be charged with treason for allegedly attempting to lead the secession of the Louisiana Territory from the United States (from Blennerhassett Island outside of Marietta, OH).

I focused countless hours on Burr as part of a writing project in law school and during my early legal career (my unfinished book). It's inspiration anew to have this in hand.

JARuppert - 12.29.2014