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Indictment of Aaron Burr for Treason, 1806


Indictment of Aaron Burr for Treason, 1806 (National Archives Identifier: 788777); Series: Judgments and Decrees, 1800 - 1860; U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Kentucky. Frankfort Term; Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 1991; Record Group 21; National Archives.

In 1806, the third vice president of the United States was indicted for treason against his own country. Aaron burr, vice president under Thomas Jefferson, was a political adventurer who allegedly schemed to form a new nation out of the West. The indictment, dated November 25, 1806, notes that "Aaron Burr, late of the City of New York and vice president of the said United States did . . . prepare for a military expedition against the dominions of the King of Spain. . ."
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