June 25, 2021 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


[HAMILTON, Alexander (1755 or 1757-1804)]. The death of Alexander Hamilton covered in 2 issues of The Balance, and Columbian Repository. Vol. III, Nos. 29 and 31. Hudson, NY: 17 July 1803 and 31 July 1804.

Each issue 4pp., folio, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (Disbound, toning, occasional spotting and staining, some chipping at edges.)

Two issues containing coverage of the death of Alexander Hamilton following a duel with Aaron Burr at Weehawken, NJ. The 17 July issue contains “breaking news” of Hamilton’s death, with black “mourning rules” on page 3 in memory of Hamilton. The 31 July issue contains “black mourning rules” on each page, and the issue is devoted to Hamilton’s funeral oration, the correspondence between Burr and Hamilton that led to the duel, Hamilton’s last will and testament, and a poem on Hamilton’s grave.

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