Updated: 1/27/2020
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  • Hamilton's Funeral
  • Tension rose with Hamilton's journalistic defamation of Burr's character during the 1804 New York gubernatorial race, in which Burr was a candidate.
  • The duel was fought at a time when the practice was being outlawed in the northern United States, and it had immense political ramifications.
  • Mr. morris delivered the eulogy at Hamilton's funeral on July 14 at Trinity Church (the grave is at the south side of the church yard). He organized a secret subscription among Hamilton's friends to pay off his debts and support his family. He also helped organize Hamilton's papers, which had been left in “wretched disorder.
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