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Posted on 11/19/2010 1:12:45 PM PST by Pyro7480
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Florida State should be ashamed.
She is sort of a “side show”. :-)
That’s rather muddled - Jefferson was never an officer under Washington (and in any case seems to be at Monticello at the time) , Hamilton was a witness at the court martial. Not sure if Lafayette was on the court martial but I doubt it since he was under Lee’s command on the day. Burr certainly supported Lee although I’m not sure if Lee was his commanding officer (Burr actually distinguished himself in the battle)
Since posting my earlier comment I’ve been able to track down an account of the court martial in “The Lee Papers”
Which includes the list of members.
Anyone who resided in the United States at the time of the drafting of the Constitution (except for indians and slaves) was considered a citizen.
25% of 0 is still 0.
Now, the rest of the materials, I'll read through your reference to see what you've come up with.
I want you to think about this write up a moment. It has ALL the commanders present, or they have sent information about the situation.
Francis Marian isn't there, but it refers to Greene.
Did you catch the reference to Lafayette's "Aide"? Lafayette went around with a large number of people ~ all armed to the teeth, and even had an Oneida multi-member guard! They returned to France with him, and then came back with him upon his celebratory tour of America. I have no idea which Aide Lafayette was referring to in this particular write-up. Wish I did ~ would love to put a name on the man.
The courtmartial transcripts in this write-up are probably as valid as any. The point was to remove General Lee from command ~ and folks had been after that for one long time.
Ooooooh, that’s good.
Well, Washington wanted a place close to Mount Vernon. And Alexandria, which he saw as “another”Alexandria, at the mouth of a river leading into the interior. People have forgotten how Washington “pushed” the canalization of the Potomoc. But America lacked the capital or the engineering talent to make this happen.
BTW, Hamilton tried to set up Aaron Burr in that duel in Weehawken. The pistols, which had trick triggers, were his. Hamilton fired early by mistake. Burr didn't. The pistols turned up a few years back in a Chase Manhattan Bank collection.
I am a Burr guy. Hamilton and Jefferson gave this guy a raw deal every chance they could.
Years ago, I read the novel “Burr” by Gore Vidal, which gives Burr’s side of the story.Vidal is, of course, a descendent of Burr. ( and Jonathan Edwards: the sheer irony is priceless). Burr, says Vidal, was one of the few men whom Andrew Jackson feared, because Jackson was complicit in Burr’s “Texas” project, and turned state’s evidence, so to speak when Burr was accused of treason. Burr was an adventurer who wanted to mount a filibuster into the region west of the Sabine. His partner was Wilkinson who was in charge of the military district in La. Jefferson got word of it and persuaded others that Burr intended to take over the New orleans district. Now Burr was an outstanding soldier who had actually earned that military glory that Hamilton lusted afterward. His coolness during the duel gives a hint of his coolness under fire. But he was not part of the inner clique around Washington, and the General had little use for him. Under other circumstances, Hamilton and Burr would have been friends. They were a heck of alot alike.
> (1755-1804) First Secretary of Treasury, Founding Father, attorney, economist and political philosopher. Established national currency, U.S. mint and national bank. Balanced national budget and co-wrote Federalist Papers.