Taney, Roger Brooke

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Letter from Roger B. Taney to Mr. Colt
August 25, 1824

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to his client, a Mr. Colt, and offers advice on the best way to influence the federal government. "Your interest would best be promoted by addressing a memorial to the Secretary of the Treasury" because, as Taney explains, "in that form I could more...

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-15

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
February 10, 1825

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney asks for information about legal decisions in Maryland regarding selling property "conveyed in trust to secure the repayment of money loaned." Taney also request a copy of the relevant decision by the court of appeals or, if that court has not decided the case, by the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-4

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. J. Speed
October 11, 1825

Baltimore attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes J. J. Speed, an attorney in Annapolis, and discusses a particular legal case. "The postponement of the case of Canals vs. McFadon is perfectly agreeable to me," as Taney explains.

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-6

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. J. Speed
October 22, 1825

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney to another lawyer, J. J. Speed, about proving a certain point in a particular legal case. "Please see that this proof [is] introduced into the proceedings before a decision takes place," as Taney explains.

Location: I-SpahrB-1969-5

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Samuel Smith
February 7, 1786 [1826]

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Senator Samuel Smith and discuses his view of the legal rights of the Creek and Cherokee tribes in Georgia with regard to treaties made with the federal government. Taney also discusses the Act of 1793 in regard to treaties with France. While Taney writes...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Beall
March 22, 1826

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to William Beall, a member of Andrew Jackson's Democratic Central Committee, regarding legal issues of a mutual acquaintance. "You have I presume heard of the unfortunate affair in which Romeo's son William was supposed to be engaged" and, as Taney notes, "I...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Walter Jones
November 14, 1826

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes General Walter Jones to discussing the timing of "the monastery case." Taney notes that Jones should "consider the case as continued until June next."

Location: I-SpahrB-1953-20

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Arthur Shaaff
May 14, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to Arthur Shaaff, an attorney in Georgia, to share news about his family as well as discus legal and political issues. Taney notes that his two daughters, along with Shaaff's friends, are in Georgetown for Rebecca Key's wedding. In addition,...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Beal Randall
May 22, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to Beal Randall of the Mutual Insurance Company of Baltimore regarding a settlement. Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Legal Opinion of Roger B. Taney on Charles Ridgely's Will
October 7, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney's writes this interpretation of Charles Ridgely' will in regard to the "land bought of Henry Darnall." Taney provides his opinion on this matter at the request of General Ridgely, who had inherited the land in question from Charles Ridgely. Transcript...

Location: I-SpahrB-1961-2

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Arthur Shaaff
December 8, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes Arthur Shaaff, an attorney in Georgia, to offer advice about seeking an office in President-Elect Andrew Jackson's administration. "While nobody can undertake to say what course Genl. Jackson will take," Taney notes that Jackson's "friends hope...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-40

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to John Branch
March 30, 1829

Maryland Attorney General of Roger Brooke Taney writes to Secretary of the Navy John Branch and recommends Mr. William M. Wood for a surgeon's mate appointment in the U.S. Navy. Taney describes Wood as "a young man of excellent talents," even though Taney admits that he has "no personal...

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-14

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
May 8, 1829

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) discusses President Andrew Jackson, Treasury Secretary Samuel D. Ingham, and party politics.

Location: I-Friends-2000-1

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Legal Opinion of Roger B. Taney on A. Riddell's Will
May 22, 1829

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes interpretation of the will of A. Riddle of London. "Mr. Abercrombie is not entitled either to the legacy of £1000, nor to the share of the residence[?] bequeathed to his wife," as Taney concludes.

Location: I-SpahrB-1960-3

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Richard Coxe
January 25, 1830

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to lawyer Richard S. Coxe, explaining that in order to appear before the Maryland legislature to defend a client in a divorce case, Coxe must defer a decision about attending the Supreme Court for the case of General Van Ness.

Location: I-BonisteelR-1954-2

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Edward Lloyd (Draft)
October 25, 1830

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to attorney Edward Lloyd and discusses his office should be impartial as well as the selection of his deputies. The Attorney General's office, as Taney argues, "is too intimately connected with the administration of justice... and nothing...

Location: I-SpahrB-1941-1

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Robert Oliver
August 22, 1831

Acting Secretary of War Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) writes to Robert Oliver saying that Michigan Territory Governor Lewis Cass, General Alexander Macomb, and "some others" will visit Baltimore over the weekend. Taney also confirms a dinner invitation from Oliver.

Location: I-AlbertS-1978-1

Subject: Politics and Government, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
October 17, 1831

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes regarding the outcome of a dispute between the Bellona Gunpowder Company and the Susquehanna Railroad Company. Transcript Included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to John Skinner
December 13, 1831

United States Attorney General Roger B. Taney writes to John Stuart Skinner and apologies for a recent error regarding a nomination.

Location: I-SpahrB-1950-7

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Levi Woodbury
October 29, 1832

Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to the Secretary of the Navy [Levi Woodbury] regarding "an act to extend the pension heretofore granted to the widows of persons killed or who died in the naval service."

Location: I-SpahrB-1960-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
November 30, 1832

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to an unknown recipient, possibly a colleague, and analyzing the case against Mrs. Davison regarding a bond and debt. Taney predicts the Court of Appeals will follow the ruling of "2 Har. & Gill." In addition, Taney apologizes for both...

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-17

Subject: Economics and Finance, Health and Medicine, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
December 11, 1832

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to the members of an unspecified society, informing them that he will be unable to attend the funeral of Charles Caroll III. Caroll, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, died a month prior. Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
January 27, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney responds to a request to write a letter on behalf of a friend applying for a divorce. "When I was a member of the Senate," Taney writes, "I voted against all the applications for divorces...not only from the religious opinions I entertain, but...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
March 6, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney warns that "I may be detained here [at the Supreme Court] until half past 2... I will be at home the moment I can get away from the Court."

Location: I-SpahrB-1950-8

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
March 31, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes a short letter to an unspecified person: "I will attend at the State Department for the purpose of examining witnesses according to your request." Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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