This Week in Princeton History for September 20-26
In this week’s installment of our recurring series, residents of Baker Rink are asked to notify the Prince of their bunk numbers for subscription deliveries, Americans are questioning Princeton’s decision to hold a funeral for Aaron Burr, and more. September 21, 1999—Peter Singer’s first day of teaching is marked by protest, as 14 demonstrators are arrested and […]
Did Aaron Burr, Jr. argue against dueling?
Question: Did Aaron Burr, Jr. take part in a Whig or Clio debate in which he argued against dueling? What information on Aaron Burr, Jr. exists within university records? There is nothing in the records of either organization, in early University records, or in Burr’s memoirs that would confirm that such a debate took place. […]