Letter from Alexander Hamilton to Theodore Sedgwick, 10 July 1804
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Alexander Hamilton wrote this letter to Theodore Sedgwick just hours before meeting Aaron Burr on the dueling grounds in Weehawken, New Jersey. Hamilton described his distaste for politics, called democracy "our real Disease," and criticized talk of New England secession, but never mentioned his deadly appointment with Burr.