Politics and Government

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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...

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-15

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from William Wilkins to John Calhoun
December 12, 1824

William Wilkins writes to Secretary of War John C. Calhoun and recommends the son of an officer who served during the American Revolution, Dr. H. Stevenson, as an army paymaster. Wilkins also congratulates Calhoun on his election to Vice...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-60

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

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...

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...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Questionnaire Prepared by Richard Rush
July 29, 1826

Secretary of the Treasury Richard Rush prepares a questionnaire on the manufacture of silk for Connecticut to be included in a manual mandated by the House of Representatives.

Location: I-BeachW-1983-4

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Reports

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from James Buchanan to John Reynolds
1827-1842

James Buchanan writes six letters to John Reynolds on a variety of different legal and political matters, including the Presidential elections of 1828 and 1844, Buchanan's experience living in Russia as the US minister, and increasing sectional...

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...

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...

Letter from John McLean to William Murphy
February 4, 1828

John McLean, United States Postmaster, writes William Murphy, the Postmaster of Maysville, Kentucky, to remind him of the obligation to deliver letters on Sunday that "arrive on Saturday night." "Please conform to [this rule] and render the...

Location: I-Purchase-1973-1

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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....

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...

Letter from Richard Rush to John F. Watson
August 2, 1828

Richard Rush responds to John F. Watson's request for assistance in obtaining an "appointment as governor or superintendent of the Marine Assylum near Philadelphia." Rush explains that he talked to Secretary of the Navy Samuel L. Southard, who...

Location: I-YoungH-1959-1

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-40

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Richard Rush to Joseph Manning
January 6, 1829

United States Treasury Secretary Richard Rush writes to Joseph B. Manning stating that he has forwarded Manning's letter and enclosed $30 to the Department of State, "to which the subject of patents belongs."

Location: I-BeachW-1974-4

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to Unknown Recipient
February 7, 1829

Representative James Buchanan writes a letter from Washington, DC, and discusses several political issues in Pennsylvania, including the 1829 Gubernatorial election. Buchanan describes Isaac Barnard, a possible candidate for governor, as "a high...

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F9

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from James Buchanan to Isaac D. Barnard
March - August 1829

Representative James Buchanan writes two letters to Senator Isaac D. Barnard to discuss political matters as well as console him for his defeat at the Harrisburg Convention. Transcripts included.

Location: MC 1998.10

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

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

Letter from Richard Rush to Unknown Recipient
June 20, 1829

Statesman Richard Rush writes to an unspecified Colonel, requesting papers on behalf of the Treasury Department and returning works the Colonel has already sent.

Location: I-BeachW-1983-5

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from James Buchanan to Isaac Wayne
January 18 ; February 19, 1830

Representative James Buchanan writes two letters to Colonel Isaac Wayne and shares political news, explains why midshipmen cannot be appointed, as well as speculates on possible candidates for the 1832 Presidential election. The politicians that...

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...

Location: I-BonisteelR-1954-2

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to Peter Du Ponceau
February 10, 1830

Representative James Buchanan writes to Peter Stephen Du Ponceau of Philadelphia about Du Ponceau's earlier letter, which Buchanan had delivered to Ambrose Spencer, the chairman of the Committee on Agriculture. Buchanan explains that "[Spencer]...

Location: I-Friends-2006-3

Subject: Business and Industry, 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...

Location: I-SpahrB-1941-1

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to Hugh Hamilton
February 12, 1831

Representative James Buchanan writes to Hugh Hamilton and regarding Hamilton's mistake in publishing Buchanan's letters in the New York Inquirer. Even though Hamilton "transposed the order of time in which they were written and omitted...

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F11

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Richard Rush to Thomas Aspinwall
March 8, 1831

Diplomat Richard Rush writes to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall, American consul in London, requesting that he assist an American citizen holding property in London's Covent Garden neighborhood.

Location: I-Friends-1976-8

Subject: Land and Real Estate, 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...

Location: I-AlbertS-1978-1

Subject: Politics and Government, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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