Interview at Weehauken: 200th Anniversary of
the Burr-Hamilton Duel, July 11, 1804
Revolutionary War, New Yorkers Alexander
Hamilton and Aaron Burr were referred to as
"much the greatest men in this state, and
perhaps the greatest men in the United
States." A political rivalry developed
between the two men, which led to a
fateful correspondence and culminated in
the tragic "interview" at Weehawken on July 11, 1804.
This exhibit provides the correspondence and
the cultural and historic context in which
the letters were written, as well as a bibliography
and online resources.