Aaron Burr (1756-1836)
Research is devoted to Aaron Burr's connections with Maryland and especially Baltimore.
- Burr spent Christmas at Robert Goodloe Harper's invitation with Charles Carroll and family in Annapolis. See: Burr, Aaron, Mary-Jo Kline, and Joanne Wood Ryan. The Papers of Aaron Burr. Glen Rock, N.J.: Microfilming Corp. of America, 1977 and Burr, Aaron, Mary-Jo Kline, and Joanne Wood Ryan. Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1983, p. 806, for details.
1807: See the entry on Gallows Hill
in late October  Blennerhassett and Burr agreed to travel to Philadelphia, where perhaps their lawyers and bankers could devise a solution to their :::monetary disagreements. On the twenty-fourth, Blennerhassett left Richmond, accompanied by Luther Martin. Affairs connected with the civil suits against Burr
- in Richmond held him there for a few days, but when Blennerhassett and martin arrived in Baltimore on the first of November, they learned that the colonel had :::reached the city and that he and Sam Swartwout were staying at a hotel in Gay Street. In Baltimore the travelers experienced for the first time the attentions
- of some of the many Americans who regarded the acquittals at Richmond as a miscarriage of justice. Blennerhassett was dining at Martin;s house in Charles :::Street when "one of the city regiments," led by a "desperate Democratic printer [Leonard Frailey]," paraded by with a fife and drum corps playing the "Rogue's :::March."
- On the following morning [November 3], handbills, threatening dire reprisals against "his Quid Majesty" (Burr) and others, plastered the buildings of Baltimore.
- By early afternoon, fifteen hundred angry citizens had poured into Charles Street, were bricking windows, and making "as much noise as if they were about to :::destroy the city." Martin, alarmed, got in touch with the mayor. The mayor, alarmed, provided a police guard and a carriage, in which Burr and Swartwout were
- spirited to the office of the stage, where they boarded the mail coach to Philadelphia. Blennerhassett refused to flee. Instead he took to the garret of his
- lodgings near martin's house. From there he watched the passage through the milling mob below of two cars carrying effigies of Burr, Marshall, Martin and :::himself, all of them "habited" as for execution; He watched till the rioters shouted themselves out and gradually dispersed.
- The next day, he left for the Quaker City. There, on November 20, he and Burr conferred for the last time.
Lomask, v.2, pp. 291-291. This quote is not totally accurate and somewhat misleading. See the analysis of Burr's visit to Baltimore and his hanging in effigy cited above.