William P. Van Ness’s Narrative of the Events
of July 3, 18041
Tuesday July 3d I again saw Mr Pendleton, and after a few subsequent interviews the time when the parties were to meet was ultimately fixed on for the morning of the 11th July Inst.
“Van Ness’s Narrative,” AD, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York; ADf, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, New York.
1. In the draft of his narrative Van Ness wrote: “Tuesday July 3, Mr Pendleton called and left his card upon seeing it at my office I imy waited on him he informed that the court would rise he supposed on Saturday the 7th Inst. and that on Monday or tuesday following Mr Hamilton would be ready to meet Mr Burr, and we agreed to ride out on thursday or friday to fix upon the ground. On wednesday I wrote Mr Pend a Note of which No 15 [Van Ness to Pendleton, July 4, 1804] is a copy.”