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Aaron Burr Writ for Arrest, 1800-10-26.

Identifier: 2014-037
Aaron Burr Writ for Arrest

Content Description

A framed writ for the arrest of Aaron Burr to recover a debt of $17.09 owed to Harriet Saltonstall and others.


  • Creation: 1800-10-26


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Biographical / Historical

This warrant issued by the State of New York calls for the arrest of Aaron Burr so he may be brought before the Supreme Court of Albany on the third Tuesday of January 1801. This legal action is to ensure that a debt incurred by Burr may be paid to the estate of a person whose name was indecipherable on the warrant. Burr was called to the court date by Harriet Saltonstall, Frederick Babcock, and Cortland Babcock who are the executors of the will. The total owed for the debt is $7,840; an additional $17.09 is requested by the executors in payment of damages and for the cost of the case being brought against Burr. The Writ for Arrest was signed by an attorney by the name of Henry Masterton.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.



Aaron Burr Writ for Arrest, 1800-10-26
Marc Carlson
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Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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