Economics and Finance

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Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Beall
September 29, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes a confidential letter to William Beall, asking for help defending his character. "Today a friend has sent me the Frederick Herald," Taney explains, "and I perceive that articles in relation to me have been inserted there precisely...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Ellis
October 15, 1833

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, and approves the request to purchase a "Revenue Boat." Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-32

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Ellis
October 22, 1833

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, and requests a summary of the amount of duties accrued in the third and fourth quarter of the year. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-32

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. Andrew
November 11, 1833

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney sends  to J. Andrew, an [Assistant?] Cashier of the Bank of the United States in Philadelphia, a form letter about the purchase of an amount of Stock of 1824 and the relevant terms.

Location: I-PotamkinM-1963-1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Matthew Messehert
November 13, 1833

United States Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney writes to attorney Matthew Huizinga Messchert about the purchase of an amount of Stock of 1824 as well as the terms.

Location: I-SpahrB-1944-2

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Legal Document, Audit of the Account between the United States and Andrew Laub
November 14, 1833

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney signs this document, which is the audit of an account between the United States and Andrew M. Laub, the late Superintendent of the South East Executive Building. Other individuals who are involved in certifying the document include R. Harrison, auditor,...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-33

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

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to George Newbold
December 13, 1833

Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney writes a "private" letter to George Newbold, an attorney, and discusses government deposits in state banks as well as the financial health of the Bank at New York. Taney, who is particularly concerned with a draft for $500,000 held by the Mechanics...

Location: I-SpahrB-1954-5

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Collectors of Customs
December 16, 1833

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney sends this Circular letter to the Collectors of Customs and announces the opening of additional British ports (Cape Town, Simon's Town, and Port Elizabeth) to American trade. Taney mentions that this news had been received from Sir Charles R. Vaughan,...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-38

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to George Newbold
December 18, 1833

Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney writes a "private" letter to George Newbold and thanks him for his assistance in getting a $500,000 bank draft returned. Taney also informs Newbold that David Henshaw "will explain to you my wishes that you should spend this winter in Washington in...

Location: I-SpahrB-1954-5

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to the District of New Haven Collector of Customs
January 28, 1834

Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795)authorizes the District of New Haven Collector of Customs to place an advertisement for a bidder to supply rations for the crew of a Revenue Cutter.

Location: I-BeachW-1984-5

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Ellis
March 20, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, and requests a weekly "statement of the amount of specie" exported and imported into Ellis's district. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-32

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Ellis
March 31, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, and informs Ellis that future reports should include a "description of specie, that is, whether gold or silver. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-32

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Benjamin Bonsall
April 26, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to Benjamin S. Bonsall, Marshall for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Taney explains that Bonsall's request for $8000 to "meet the expenses of the Courts of the United States" is now under discussion in the House of Representatives. Transcript...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Walter Lowrie to Roger B. Taney (Copy)
May 7, 1834

Walter Lowrie, Secretary of the United States Senate, sends Treasury Secretary Roger B. Taney the Senate's request for a report on foreign imports. The Senate asks the Treasury Secretary to include specific details, such as "the amount of duties received and accrued on foreign imports during the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1970-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Report from Treasury Department on Foreign Imports (Draft)
May 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes this report in response to a request from the United States Senate. Secretary Taney's report includes the amount of duties on foreign imports accrued in the first quarter of 1834, how those numbers compare to previous years, and whether the initial...

Location: I-SpahrB-1970-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Reports

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Ellis
June 4, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, announcing the return of "the list of correspondence between your office and this department". Taney also instructs Ellis to "forward to the department copies of these letters not marked."...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-32

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Ellis
June 7, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, and authorizes him to "extend the arrangements at present existing at your port for the relief of sick and disabled seamen." Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-32

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to John Willard
June 19, 1834

United States Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) writes to John M. Willard about providing "sufficient evidence of the insolvency and death of [Willard's] co-obligors."

Letter from James Buchanan to Levi Woodbury
January 20, 1837

Senator James Buchanan writes to Secretary of the Treasury Levi Woodbury regarding a recent resolution from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that selected the Philadelphia Bank "as one of the Depositories of the public money." Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F18

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John Durbin to Samuel Harvey
October 30, 1837

Dickinson College President John Durbin writes to Board of Trustees member Samuel Harvey to discuss college finances, the new college catalogue, and the state of affairs at the college.

Location: I-Friends-2013-9

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Economics and Finance, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to Thomas J. Randolph
February 20, 1838

Senator James Buchanan writes to Thomas J. Randolph providing details about the Sub-Treasury Bill, including the relation to a Government Bank, as well as predicting that the bill "will pass the Senate by a majority of two votes." Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F20

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from James Buchanan to Thomas L. Hamer
1840-1842

Senator James Buchanan writes two letters to Thomas L. Hamer discussing various contemporary political leaders. In the first letter, Buchanan reflects upon John C. Calhoun's recent visit to the President and the nomination of William H. Harrison as a candidate in the 1840 Presidential election....

Location: MC 1998.10

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Joseph Trumbull to James Lanman
March 9, 1840

Representative Joseph Trumbull writes former Senator James Lanman to discuss the political situation in the United States Congress as well as James Buchanan's political views. The "House [of Representatives] is a perfect Bedlam and the Senate seems to me to have degenerated," as Trumbull...

Location: I-SpahrB-1960-5

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letters from James Buchanan to Unknown Recipients
1840-1855

Senator James Buchanan writes four letters on a number of different topics, including Congressional legislation on bankruptcy, banks, the Tariff bill, the 1844 Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, and political conditions in Pennsylvania. Buchanan, as the United States Minister to the...

Letter from James Buchanan to C. W. Gooch
May 7, 1841

Senator James Buchanan (Class of 1809) writes to Colonel C. W. Gooch, thanking the latter for procuring four James River and Kanawha Bonds on his behalf. Buchanan also extolls Virginia Senator William Henry Roane, calling him an "honest, independent & high-souled patriot" who embodies the "...

Location: I-AsbellY-2003-9

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

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