On the morning of July 11, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr raised their dueling pistols and took aim. Hamilton, the former secretary of the treasury, and.
Duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, Vice President Aaron Burr, took.
In their estimation, he'd committed the misdemeanor of dueling —and the felony of murder. To make matters worse, because his duel had taken. Some accounts claim that the V. However, when asked by Pendleton before the duel if he would use the "hair-spring", Hamilton reportedly replied, "not this time. And another report stated each man brought their own weapons. Subsequent examination of the pistols used by Hamilton has revealed that they were fitted with a " hair trigger. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of the Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.