AARON BURR’S CHARACTER
While visiting the cemetery at Princeton University, I discovered the grave of Aaron Burr. The inscription read, “Colonel in the Continental Army, Vice President of the United States.” Near his grave are those of his godly father, Rev Aaron Burr, who was the second president of Princeton, and of his famous grandfather, Jonathan Edwards, theologian and evangelist. Aaron Burr had all that heredity and Christianity could give a person, but unfortunately, he also had a flawed character. Burr so distinguished himself in the early years of the Revolutionary War that he was placed on General George Washington’s staff. But he was soon transferred because of differences with his superior. After the war, his legal brilliance was…
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