comment t1_e74800k re: TIL that Aaron Burr once set out to write an official history of the Revolutionary War. When George Washington found out, he blocked then-Senator Burr’s access to the National Archives.
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Apparently, also, in the early days of the Revolutionary War, an exceptional performance by Burr earned him an invitation to meet with Washington as a precursor to be invited to become a part of "the Family" of aides which Hamilton would later join. Neither party ever discussed the meeting, but Burr was sent away.

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