Economics and Finance

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Receipt book of John Montgomery
1803-1808

A description of this ledger is not currently available.

Letter from William Irvine to William Simmons
February 1, 1803

Dickinson College Trustee William Irvine writes to William Simmons, Accountant of the War Department. Irvine's Army account has not yet been closed due to a supposed surplus of firewood drawn by his company.

Letter from William Irvine to Henry Dearborn
October 10, 1803

William Irvine, who writes from Philadelphia, explains to Secretary of War Henry Dearborn that his salary as Superintendent of Military Stores is "too small for the support of my family."

Letter from Ralph Bowie to John Montgomery
January 17, 1804

Ralph Bowie writes to John Montgomery, the President of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, in an attempt to settle Dr. Charles Nisbet's claims against the College. Transcript included.

Legal Document, Moses Wright v. Martin Garber and Adam Fingbone
May 2, 1805

Roger Brooke Taney, who serves as the plaintiff's attorney, writes this legal document about a case (Moses Wright vs. Martin Garber and Adam Fingbone) that involves collecting a debt. Wright wants the court to order Garber and Fingbone, two "yeomen", to pay him "forty five Dollars...

Location: I-BeachW-2010-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Documents, John Ritchie v. Thomas Noland
February 27, 1807 - circa 1809

Three legal documents, including an arrest warrant for Thomas Noland, regarding the case of John Ritchie v. Thomas Noland for an unpaid debt. Roger Brooke Taney serves as John Ritchie's attorney.

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-1

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Documents, John Clemson v. Joseph Howard
February 18, 1808 - July 1809

Three legal documents, including an arrest warrant for Joseph Howard, regarding the case of John Clemson v. Joseph Howard for an unpaid debt of $44. Roger Brooke Taney serves as plaintiff's attorney.

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Power of Attorney for James Hamilton
December 15, 1808

James Hamilton Sr. signs this power of attorney to grant James Houston the legal authority to act on his behalf on various financial matters.

Location: I-Friends-1975-14

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Memorandum between James Wilson and Seth Cattell
April 1, 1809

John Wilson agrees in this memorandum to release his medical practice to Seith Cattell for $600 per year.

Legal Document, Thomas Wilson v. Frederick and Ezekiah Linthicum
September 19, 1812

This affidavit involves the case of Thomas P. Wilson v. Frederick and Ezekiah Linthicum, which is a dispute about a debt owed by the late Zachariah Linthicum. Roger Brooke Taney serves as the plaintiff's attorney. Transcript included.< /p>

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-35

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Alexander Warfield v. William King and Charles Miles
January 27, 1813

This affidavit involves the case of Alexander Warfield v. William W. King and Charles Miles, which is a dispute about a debt owed to the late John W. Warfield. Roger Brooke Taney serves as the plaintiff's attorney. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-36

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letters from James Buchanan to Henry Shippen
1819-1838

James Buchanan writes two letters to Henry Shippen regarding purchasing land out west, a judicial appointment in Iowa, Pennsylvania politics, the financial system, and the Deposit Law of 1836. "I have been accustomed to witness many humbugs," but as Buchanan explains, Pennsylvania "Governor [...

Letters from Roger B. Taney and Jane Shaaff to Arthur Shaaff
August 14, 1820

Two letters, sent together to Arthur Shaaff in Scotland. In the first letter, Maryland State Senator Roger Brooke Taney writes to Arthur Shaaff and informs him about the state of his late father's estate and advises him not to abandon his schooling abroad in Glasgow in order to return home....

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-41

Subject: Economics and Finance, Education, Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
November 27, 1822

Lawyer and banker Roger Brooke Taney responds to a client who wants to collect a toll from travelers that ford a river rather than use their tolled bridge. While an "Act of 1818" prohibits such collections, Taney suggests a different solution: "Obstruct[ing] the ford as the law authorize[s] you...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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 Samuel How to Ashbel Green
April 23, 1827

Rev. Samuel B. How writes to Reverend Ashbel Green to settle his accounts and explain that he must leave the pastorate because his wife is sick. "[The] wretched state of Mrs. How’s health has induced [me] to believe that it is my duty to leave this Southern Country and accordingly I have...

Letters from James Buchanan to Samuel Ingham
1827-1841

James Buchanan writes to Samuel D. Ingham, Esquire, discussing a conflict between him and General Jackson which Buchanan is to address in the Lancaster Journal. He expresses concern over "the preservation of [his] own character." He claims in a subsequent letter that the "Jackson papers...

Location: MC 1998.10

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from James Buchanan to Thomas Elder
1827-1828

Representative James Buchanan writes Thomas Elder and discusses a number of issues in two letters, including the health of Judge Duncan, the 1829 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, cities that a transcontinental road would pass through, a trial of six Tennessee militia men sentenced to...

Letter from James Buchanan to Joseph Gales and William Seaton
April 16, 1828

Representative James Buchanan writes Joseph Gales and William Seaton to complain about being misquoted in a newspaper article. "I never expressed such an opinion" on imports, as Buchanan notes. Buchanan also asks them to publish a correction. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F8

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

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

Letter from Richard Rush to Mr. Force
June 7, 1830

Richard Rush writes to an unspecified Mr. Force requesting a few "Abroad and at Home" pamphlets. Rush also wanted to settle any outstanding debts with Force before he left Washington. Transcript included.

Location: I-Friends-1976-7

Subject: Economics and Finance, Literary Pursuits

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

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