The summer of 1807 in the city of Richmond, Virginia, was host to one of histories most interesting trials in early American history. The star, defendant, 51-year-old Aaron Burr. The New Jersey native had just only recently served as the Vice President of Thomas Jefferson. Aaron Burr is most famously known in his participation in a duel that had left Alexander Hamilton dead. Burr now stood accused of one of the gravest crimes in American law: treason.
This book is a direct recount written by Joseph P. Brady, Clerk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and what transpired during this trial. It’s interesting to get a take from someone that was there, however I’m not sure how partial the author really is in the matter.