Frederick North

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas; 750 x 620 mm. National Trust, Petworth House and Park, West Sussex, England.

by Pompeo Batoni (1708—87)

Oil on canvas; 36 3/4 in. x 29 3/4 in. (934 mm x 756 mm). National Portrait Gallery, London, England.

by Francesco Bartolozzi (1728—1815)

Black and red chalk, varnished, on thin laid paper; 5-3/8 x 4-1/2 in. (13.7 x 11.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

by Nathaniel Dance (1735—1811)

Oil on canvas; 49 1/4 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1251 mm x 1003 mm). National Portrait Gallery, London, England.

But the peculiar character of [Aaron] Burr’s correspondence goes beyond his preoccupation with haste and secrecy. Burr never developed any ideas about constitutionalism or governmental policy in the way the other Revolutionary statesmen did, because, in truth, he was not much concerned about such matters. If he had any idea about the new federal Constitution of 1787, he left no record of it.

Gordon S. Wood
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815 (2009)