Aaron Burr shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel after Hamilton announced that he was going to “waste his shot” by firing it high into the trees. Having fulfilled his promise, Hamilton stood there while Aaron Burr calmly shot and killed him.
I could find no record of Aaron Burr ever having owned the book, or read the book, or discussed the character of Don Quixote.
This is probably due to the fact that Aaron Burr was an asshole.
On page 201 of the book, “American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America,” President Thomas Jefferson writes,
“Burr’s enterprise is the most extravagant since the days of Don Quixote.”
We’re lucky that Burr didn’t shoot Thomas Jefferson, as well.