Federal Hall, converted from the old City Hall in New York, was the house of the new Congress. See Amos Dolittle’s engraving of Washington’s inauguration in 1789.
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.