Politics and Government

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Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
October 17, 1831

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes regarding the outcome of a dispute between the Bellona Gunpowder Company and the Susquehanna Railroad Company. Transcript Included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to John Skinner
December 13, 1831

United States Attorney General Roger B. Taney writes to John Stuart Skinner and apologies for a recent error regarding a nomination.

Location: I-SpahrB-1950-7

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to James Humes
October 13, 1832

James Buchanan writes to James Humes regarding the "unpleasant circumstances attending my departure" from the United States, Pennsylvania Governor George Wolf's re-election, and increasing sectional tensions. Buchanan also describes his...

Letter from James Buchanan to J. Randolph Clay
January 9, 1833

James Buchanan, the Minister to Russia, writes J. Randolph Clay with complaints about the cost of sending mail from the United States to Russia and offers diplomatic advice. Transcript included.

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
January 27, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney responds to a request to write a letter on behalf of a friend applying for a divorce. "When I was a member of the Senate," Taney writes, "I voted against all the applications for divorces...not...

Letter from James Buchanan to Nathaniel Niles
March 2, 1833

James Buchanan, the United States Minister to Russia, asks Nathaniel Niles to send "my private letters immediately by Mail." Buchanan also provides an update on the Mission of General Mouravieff to the Pasha of Egypt. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F13

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
March 31, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes a short letter to an unspecified person: "I will attend at the State Department for the purpose of examining witnesses according to your request." Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
April 8, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to an unknown recipient regarding a ruling in a recent legal case. "But there is no mode of proceeding in which their judgment can be revised" and, as Taney explains, "the Secretary of the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1955-2

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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...

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

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...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-33

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

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from William Wilkins to Mr. Buckler
December 1833

Senator William Wilkins writes Mr. Buckler and congratulates him on his election. Wilkins writes this letter from the Senate chamber in the United States Capitol.

Location: I-Purchase-1955-61

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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...

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...

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...

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 John Carr
January 10, 1834

United States Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) writes to Representative John Carr regarding Carr's recommendation of David W. Daily for appointment to a Land Office in Indiana.

Location: I-BeachW-1984-6

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to C. J. Faulkner
January 17, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to C. J. Faulkner regarding the "act of Congress of July 5th, 1832." This Act, written in response to a case brought by a Virginia family, prohibits posthumous military pensions from being paid when...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-13

Subject: Legal Affairs, 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 Charles Mercer
February 17, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to Charles F. Mercer, Chairman of the House Committee on Roads and Bridges, regarding a report on the Potomac Bridge. Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to John Carr
February 17, 1834

United States Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) tells Representative John Carr that he received Carr's recommendation for Mr. Daily and that it will be considered at the proper time.

Location: I-Original-1834-1

Subject: 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...

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...

Location: I-SpahrB-1970-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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