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During the campaign of 1804 Hamilton made many verbal attacks on Burr's character.
In 1804, Jefferson did not want Burr as his vice-president. He tried to become governor of New York but Hamilton swayed people against him.
Hamilton says that Burr is asking for too much. Burr then challenged him to an affair of honor to redeem his name.
Burr wrote a letters to Hamilton trying to negotiate with him to apologize to him for all the hurtful things he said about him during their 15 year rivalry.
Weehawken, New Jersey July 11, 1804
On the day of the duel Hamilton was fatally wounded when Burr shot him in the stomach.
"This is a mortal wound, doctor," Hamilton said.
Burr was charged for murder. Since he was still vice-president he was safe from any prosecution but his reputation was ruined forever.
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