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Harman Blennerhassett
Stephen Benton Elkins


Harman Blennerhassett

On January 4, 1808, Harman Blennerhassett was released from prison after being found "not guilty" of treason for his role in the Aaron Burr conspiracy.

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Birth of Harman Blennerhassett
"Chronicle of the Life of Harman Blennerhassett"
Sources on Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett
"Ohio River Baroness Returns to Her Early 18th Century Home"


Stephen Benton Elkins

United States Senator Stephen Benton Elkins died on January 4, 1911.

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Death of Stephen Benton Elkins
Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Stephen Benton Elkins


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