The Burr Conspiracy

by Thomas Abernethy

Printed in the United States of America in 1954

The Burr Conspiracy deals with a mostly forgotten chapter in American history, the early days of intrigue, suspicion, and double dealing. Abernethy tells the story of how Aaron Burr, after narrowly losing the presidential election for the position of 3rd president of the United States to Thomas Jefferson in a Congressional tie breaker, set out to get the western lands of the Mississippi Territory to secede and form a new confederacy with Burr possibly as king. Burr was able to enlist the aid of an American General in his efforts which involved a wide variety of schemes, some more plausible than others. 

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