I was told by a history-loving friend that one of the reasons Aaron Burr wanted to duel Hamilton was because Hamilton had published something rather derogatory about Burr's daughter Theodosia in a local newspaper. First of all, is this true? I've searched for it but haven't found anything- Google results are covered with "Dear Theodosia", a song from the musical "Hamilton". What did Hamilton write?


This is a fictional story originating in Gore Vidal's 1973 novel, Burr. In that novel, Hamilton accuses Burr of having sexual relations with his daughter. Vidal has repeatedly admitted that this controversial detail has no basis in historical fact.

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