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William Peter Van Ness (1778–1826)

Van Ness, William Peter. An American jurist and author; born in Ghent, NY, in 1778; died in New York City, Sept. 6, 1826. He was the friend of Burr, took his challenge to Hamilton, and was one of Burr’s seconds. Under the pen-name of “Aristides” he published: ‘Examination of Charges Against Aaron Burr’ (1803); with John Woodworth edited ‘Laws of New York’ (2 vols., 1813); also wrote ‘Concise Narrative of Gen. Jackson’s First Invasion of Florida’ (1826).