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Sept. 19, 2021

3.35 – And Everything Else

3.35 – And Everything Else

Year(s) Discussed: 1806-1807

Concurrent with the events of the Burr conspiracy, the Jefferson administration and its agents were engaged in other work on multiple fronts. Lt. Zebulon Pike was leading an expedition westward while Gen. James Wilkinson took questionable measures in the name of national security in New Orleans. In London, James Monroe and William Pinkney worked against all odds to finalize a treaty with Great Britain. Meanwhile, the President had to decide upon a new Attorney General as well as not one but two Supreme Court justices.


Featured Image: “Zebulon Pike” by Charles Willson Peale [c. 1808], courtesy of Wikipedia


Intro and Outro Music: Selections from “Jefferson and Liberty” as performed by The Itinerant Band

 

Special thanks to my husband Alex for providing the intro quote for this episode and to Alex Van Rose for his audio editing work on this episode!

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

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Featured Image: “John Adair” by Nicola Marschall [c. 1908], courtesy of Wikipedia