Legal Affairs

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Transfer of "Annexed Deed Poll" from Benjamin Rush to Joseph Priestley, Jr.
February 18, 1794

Benjamin Rush writes and signs this legal document, which transfers a deed to Joseph Priestley, Jr. Transcript included.

Location: I-Original-1794-3

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Deed for Land Sold by James Wilson
April 19, 1794

After James Wilson sells land in Pennsylvania (tract no. 5055) to Dr. Benjamin Rush on April 19, 1794, Dr. Rush sells that property to a Richard Stockton of New Jersey on May 28, 1794. John C. Otto, one of the witnesses to the transaction in...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-13

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Legal Document, Gorge Schley v. John Deloshmutt
1800

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney prepares this document for a lawsuit against John Deloshmutt. Taney's client, George Jacob Schley, argues that Deloshmutt has failed to pay 3 pounds, 11 shillings, and 10 pence half penny for various services,...

Location: I-Friends-1982-8

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from William Thompson to James Hamilton
November 16, 1800

William A. Thompson writes to James Hamilton and informs him that he must proceed to Philadelphia "to take charge of [St. Leger D'Happart's] farm" and will be unable to visit as a result. Thompson also asks for legal advice on pursuing several...

Location: I-ValeM-1948-1

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from John Thompson to James Hamilton
June 18, 1801

John Thompson writes to attorney and Dickinson College trustee James Hamilton regarding a judgment for forty-eight pounds that Mr. Watts obtained against Thompson. "There is no such sum due them by me," as Thompson argues.

Location: I-Original-1801-2

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Benjamin Rush as Executor of John Hall’s Estate
July 18, 1801

This legal document serves notice that Benjamin Rush has filed the necessary documents in Philadelphia to serve as the administrator of Dr. John Hall’s Estate.

Location: I-Purchase-1957-7

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Joseph St. Leger d'Happart to James Hamilton
January 21, 1802

Joseph St. Leger d'Happart writes to James Hamilton asking if General William Irvine is still residing with him and, if so, could he provide details about any land grants that involved the late Captain William Thompson between 1773 and 1778. 

Location: I-ValeM-1948-1

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Christian Neff v. Conrad Shafer
April 16, 1802

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Christian Neff v. Conrad Shafer. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1976-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Notice from Samuel Duncan to Charles Nisbet
March 17, 1803

Attorney Samuel Duncan sends this printed legal notice to Charles Nisbet, informing Nisbet that the house and lot he occupies are the property of John and Richard Penn.

Letter from William Rawle to Isaac Wharton
November 14, 1804

Attorney William Rawle writes to Isaac Wharton and discusses a legal case. "His claim can be decided either way on the present exhibits," as Rawle explains.

Location: I-Friends-1973-7

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Isaac Wharton to Robert Waln
November 24, 1804

Isaac Wharton writes to Robert Waln and discusses attorney William Rawle's decision to note take sides in the prosecution of the Holland Company. The reverse side of the document includes a separate letter from William Rawle to Isaac Wharton, in...

Location: I-Friends-1973-7

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from William Rawle to Isaac Wharton
November 24, 1804

Attorney William Rawle writes to Isaac Wharton and explains his decision to not take sides in the prosecution of the Holland Company. The reverse side of the document includes a separate letter from Isaac Wharton to Robert Waln, in which Wharton...

Location: I-Friends-1973-7

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, William Clements v. Rhesa Hobbs
circa 1805

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of William Clements v. Rhesa Hobbs. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

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,...

Location: I-BeachW-2010-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Lawrence Shell v. John Geiger
circa 1806

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Lawrence Shell v. John Geiger. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Philip Six v. Frederick Forney
February 16, 1807

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes this note to an unspecified Mr. Ritchie on the case Philip Six v. Frederick Forney.

Location: I-KeatleyG-1971-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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

Letter of Attorney from James Hamilton to John Vaughan
June 15, 1807

James Hamilton Sr. uses this letter of attorney to provide John Vaughan of Philadelphia with the legal authority to to lease or sell lands that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has granted to Pennsylvania's officers and soldiers. Hamilton signs...

Location: I-Friends-1975-13

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Jonathan Levy et al. v. George Schnertzell
July 23, 1807

Roger Brooke Taney, who serves as the plaintiffs' attorney, writes this legal brief for the case Jonathan William Levy, Sarah Levy, John Leonard Levy, Maria Catharine Levy, and Anna Rebecca Charlotte Levy v. George Schnertzell. This case...

Location: I-SpahrB-1971-1

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Vincendiera v. Lawrence Talbott
January 30, 1808

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Vincendiera v. Lawrence Talbott. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: 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

Legal Document, Samuel Thomas v. Edward Thomas
April 28, 1808

This legal document involves the ejectment case of Samuel S. Thomas v. Edward Thomas: "The surveyor of Frederick County is instructed to [make?] the following locations for the defendant..." Roger Brooke Taney serves as the defendant's...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-30

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Delashmutts Lessee v. Edward Thomas
May 3, 1808

This legal document involves the ejectment case of Delashmutts Lessee v. Edward Thomas: "The surveyor of Frederick County is instructed to [make?] the following locations for the defendant..." Roger Brooke Taney serves as the defendant's...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-31

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Note from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
September 3, 1808

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to an unspecified Mr. Ritchie about a legal case, John Kephart vs. Lawson Luckett.

Location: I-BeachW-1986-5

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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

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