Politics and Government

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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

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...

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...

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 S. Williams
June 9, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney to lawyer S. Williams, authorizing him to "cause an examination of the Cutter McLane's bottom to be made, and to have any injury which her copper may have sustained repaired."

Location: I-DannJ-1973-4

Subject: Legal Affairs, 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 William Wilkins to Mahlon Dickerson
July 10, 1834

US Senator William Wilkins (Class of 1802) writes Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson and asks that two "young gentlemen" be appointed Midshipmen in the United States Navy. The two "gentlemen" are John Conway Shaler and Alexander Murray.

Location: I-Purchase-1971-11

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to John Maclean
November 7, 1834

James Buchanan writes to John Maclean a month before his term as a US Senator from Pennsylvania starts. Buchanan, a Democrat who had resigned as Ambassador to Russia the previous year, also discusses Samuel Porter, son of the late Michigan...

Location: I-Friends-2004-4

Subject: Education, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Henry A. P. Muhlenberg to John M. Read
December 9, 1834

Representative Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg writes to John Meredith Read, an attorney in Philadelphia, about various political intrigues and comments on James Buchanan's election to the United States Senate. "I rejoice in the election of our...

Location: I-SpahrB-1954-3

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to Henry Gilpin
January 15, 1835

US Senator James Buchanan writes to Henry D. Gilpin about his unconfirmed nomination.
While "a week ago I thought there was no doubt," Buchanan explains that "from the [temper?] manifested to day on the rejection of John S. Sullivan I fear...

Location: I-Friends-2005-5

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Thomas Cooper to Nassau William Senior
April 1, 1835

Former Dickinson College Professor Thomas Cooper writes to Nassau William Senior, offering thoughts on the religious and political issues Senior writes about in the pamphlet On National Property. Transcript included.

Location: I-Friends-2006-2

Subject: Politics and Government, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to Mahlon Dickerson
June 18, 1835

Senator James Buchanan writes to Mahlon Dickerson, the Secretary of the Navy, regarding the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1835. The contest was between incumbent Governor Wolf, Joseph Ritner, and Henry A. P. Muhlenberg. Transcript...

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F14

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to V. Best
March 21, 1836

Senator James Buchanan writes to V. Best and discusses whether to vote for or against "Colonel Benton’s Expunging resolution." "I have been somewhat astonished that several of my friends in Pennsylvania have advised me to disobey the Instructions...

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F15

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to George Newbold
April 19, 1836

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney writes a "private" letter to George Newbold asking for a copy of the letter he sent him on December 18, 1833. Taney wants a copy of this letter so he can better consult with some friends on how to...

Location: I-SpahrB-1954-6

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. Meredith
April 26, 1836

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney writes to J. Meredith and accepts an invitation to a dinner given in honor of the British Minister. A note on the reverse side states that Taney ultimately did not attend.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-46

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from George Chambers to Levi Woodbury
June 3, 1836

George Chambers, trustee of Dickinson College, informs Secretary of the Treasury Levi Woodbury about Representative Thomas McCullough's request that his son, Alexander McCullough, receive an appointment in the United States Navy. Transcript...

Letter from James Buchanan to John M. Clayton
January 11, 1837

Senator James Buchanan writes John M. Clayton for assistance in locating "some original Land Office papers" that are missing from the Committee room. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F18

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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