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History in Monmouth: They Were Both Here: Burr and Hamilton at the Battle of Monmouth 

Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

History in Monmouth: They Were Both Here: Burr and Hamilton at the Battle of Monmouth 

Join the Monmouth County Library for their talk History in Monmouth: They Were Both Here: Burr and Hamilton presented by Dr. David Martin at the library headquarters, 125 Symmes, Drive, Manalapan.

Born on this date in the mid-1750s, Alexander Hamilton was a poor, illegitimate immigrant, who became an author, a soldier, a lawyer, a politician.  He was one of the authors of the Federalist papers and was our country’s first Secretary of the Treasury.  And is now a Broadway star!

Aaron Burr was born in Newark, NJ on February 6, 1756 to a distinguished line of preachers.  He was a lawyer, politician soldier and senator, and almost a President of the United States.

Burr and Hamilton were parallel prodigies, colleagues, and friends, yet they became bitter and deadly enemies, culminating in their tragic duel on the heights of Weehawken on July 11, 1804.

Their lives crossed in 1778 at the Battle of Monmouth when both were serving as lieutenant colonels in the American Army.

Dr. David Martin, President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield and an award-winning author, teacher and lecturer, will offer new analyses of the roles played by Hamilton and Burr at Monmouth and the effect of the Battle on their future careers.

No registration is needed, but is requested in case of inclement weather.  Snow date for this program is January 25, 2018.

For more information visit http://monmouthcountylib.org. 

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Date:
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm
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Monmouth County Library
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ United States
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