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Peter Taylor testifies at Burr trial

August 30, 2014
Marietta Times

Before permanently settling on Wolf Creek, Peter Taylor was called to Richmond as a witness in the 1807 Burr conspiracy trial. This event traced its origins back to the founding of the country and the political rivalries that had developed among the trial participants. Matters were accelerated in 1804 when Aaron Burr, who was in his last year as vice president, killed his rival, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel. Even though dueling was widely practiced, his clash with Hamilton ended Burr's political career. Thus, he sought fame and glory elsewhere.



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