Legal Affairs

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Letter from Callender Irvine to Alexander Dallas
July 1, 1814

Callender Irvine writes to Alexander J. Dallas about settlement of the account of Tench Coxe. As money is owed to the United States, Irvine notes that the possibility of a lawsuit exists. On July 2, 1814, Dallas replies to Irvine regarding this legal issue.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-8

Subject: Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Clotworthy Birnie
July 20, 1814

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Clotworthy Birnie, a client, telling him that he should arrive to court early because the witnesses in his case have presumably been summoned already.

Location: I-BonisteelR-1954-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Clotworthy Birnie
December 31, 1814

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Clotworthy Birnie and discusses the suit against Dehoof as well as the resulting legal costs. While confident that Birnie will ultimately receive compensation, Taney also explains the possibility of settling the suit with a compromise before the February...

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-5

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Danner v. Cook
1815

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes this note to an unspecified Mr. Schley on the case Eva Danner by Zachariah Danner her next friend v. John Cook and Sarah his wife.

Location: I-KeatleyG-1971-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Taney v. Boyer
1815

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes this note to an unspecified Mr. Ritchie on the case David Taney by his next friend Frederick Taney v. Barbara Boyer.

Location: I-KeatleyG-1971-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Documents, Samuel Anderson v. Kinsey Gittings
February 20, 1815 - March 6, 1816

Two legal documents, including an arrest warrant and an affidavit, regarding the case of Samuel Anderson v. Kinsey Gittings. Gittings is accused of assaulting Anderson. Roger Brooke Taney serves as the plaintiff's attorney. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-37

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Note from Roger B. Taney
February 21, 1815

A paper fragment with a note from lawyer Roger Brooke Taney, referring to the case of Romberg v. Krumps.

Location: I-Friends-1983-16

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Independent Gist
February 13, 1816

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Independent Gist and offers legal advice as well as updates on recent cases. "I have brought the suit against Mordecai Gist for the Assault according to your directions," as Taney explains. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-42

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Horace Binney to William Rawle
August 8, 1816

Attorney Horace Binney writes to his colleague William Rawle, asking for the defendant's title in the case of Butler v. Cadwalader.

Location: I-Friends-1981-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Horace Binney to William Rawle
September 12, 1816

Attorney Horace Binney writes to his colleague William Rawle, enclosing an agreement in the case of Butler v. Cadwalader.

Location: I-Friends-1981-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Rush to James Brobson
November 1, 1817

Richard Rush writes to Delaware politician James Brobson regarding a case of the estate of John Dauphin. Rush, who retired as United States Attorney General a few days prior, states that he no longer holds the position but will pass on the citation to a clerk of the Supreme Court.

Location: I-AsbellY-1976-5

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
February 24, 1818

Maryland State Senator and attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to an unknown recipient with instructions regarding deeds for land in Maryland. As Taney explains, "a deed for land in Maryland may be executed by a person resident in Ohio in the following manner..." Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-1955-3

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from John Quincy Adams to Ebenezer Huntington
June 27, 1819

Secretary of State John Quincy Adams writes to Ebenezer Huntington, an attorney, to inform him that the USS John Adams has been sent to Havana with "purpose of procuring the Release of such Citizens of the United States, including Captain Asa Hosmer, as may be detained there as...

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-1

Subject: International Affairs, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Thomas Cooper to Ebenezer Bradford
November 25, 1819

Former Dickinson College Professor Thomas Cooper asks Ebenezer Bradford for assistance with some legal problems.

Location: I-Friends-1974-4

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Note from Roger B. Taney to William Ritchie
February 1, 1820

Roger Brooke Taney writes to William Ritchie, Clerk of Court for Frederick County, Maryland, entering judgment of Robert Fulton v. Barnhart Gilbert.

Location: I-BeachL-1971-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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 J. Meredith
April 11, 1821

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to another lawyer, J. Meredith, and agrees to accept Meredith's friends as a student in his law office. "Your friend will with pleasure be received into my office if he wishes it," as Taney notes. Taney also recommends "Mrs. Kimballs" as "the only good private...

Location: I-PotamkinM-1982-1

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from James Buchanan to Jacob Halderman
1822-1824

Representative James Buchanan writes three letters to Jacob M. Halderman regarding the legal case against Colonel Thomas and his debt to the federal government. Transcripts included.

Location: MC 1998.10

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

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 Mrs. Patterson
March 5, 1824

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney informs his client, Mrs. Patterson, that she has been served with a legal notice. When Mrs. Patterson returns from a few days in the country, Taney explains that "I will arrange with you the course proper to be taken."

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-6

Subject: Legal Affairs

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 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...

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