A duel fought in 1804 between Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States, and Alexander Hamilton, former secretary of the treasury. The two had been bitter political opponents for years. Burr shot and killed Hamilton.
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Weeks retained an unparalleled legal team, which included bitter political rivals Hamilton and Burr.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So did Alexander Hamilton, and on a grander scale than your AmEx.
Yet according to Hamilton, “it was quickly apparent that other than pecuniary consolation would be acceptable.”
Brown was still sounding the alarm about one particular firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, when he was arrested on September 12, 2012.Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous”|Kevin M. Gallagher|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a duel on a larger scale, with all the uncertainty and danger that implied.
"But I don't quite see that," persisted Spunyarn, strong in his idea that the man who fights a duel is a fool.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
As soon as Michael made sure of the duel, he saw his confidential clerk.
The old dog stuck to her like a burr, and she had not the heart to take up a stick to enforce obedience.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Button Gwinnett, one of the signers, died of a wound received in a duel.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The color-bearer went down, but the flag was seized by Randolph Hamilton, and held aloft.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn