Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr indicted on treason, high misdemeanor 210 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1807)

Video: 'United States v. Aaron Burr 1977 Judicial Conference of the United States'

(Wednesday, June 24, 1807) — Former Vice President Aaron Burr was indicted today by a grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, on charges of treason (for assembling an armed force to take New Orleans and separate the Western from the Atlantic states) and high misdemeanor (for sending a military expedition against territories belonging to Spain).

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