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NY Archives Receiving Historic Hamilton, Burr Documents

New York's court system is presenting the state archives with a wealth of historical records, including documents related to Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.   The collection includes nearly 2,000 boxes and bound volumes of court records — on paper and parchment. Many date back to colonial times. A freedom-of-the-press case from the 1730s, called "The King v. John Peter Zenger," influenced early American political thought on the law of libel and the powers of...

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