AN EXAMINATION OF THE VARIOUS CHARGES EXHIBITES AGAINST AARON BURR, ESQ., VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; and a Development of the Characters and Views of His Political Opponents, by Aristides.

Philadelphia, (PA): Printed for the author, 1803. Second edition (first published in New York the same year). 8vo. 77 pp. "When James Cheetham published a vicious attack on Burr for his activities in state politics and in the presidential election of 1801, Van Ness [1778-1826] replied here [in] a specimen of invective justifiably compared to the 'Letters of Junius" ... Van Ness wrote with such peculiar ferocity and venom that Cheetham's pamphlets appeared almost tame in comparison; Burr was so ably defended that newspapers rang with the unknown author's story of confused truth and fiction" (DAB). Sabin 98530. Howes V-37. American Imprints 5492 (page 4 begins "terest"). Rather persistent light foxing, else very good. Later gilt-stamped black buckram (title page rubbed and soiled). (11234). Item #65351

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