1800-1819

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter from John Dickinson to Caesar Augustus Rodney
November 16, 1807

John Dickinson writes to Attorney General Caesar Rodney discussing the implications of the United Kingdom's policies towards other countries. "The infatuated Policy of Britain has placed her in such a position, that she seems to think her safety depends on Hostility against the World," as...

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

Letter from J. M. Thompson to James Hamilton
April 6, 1808

J. M. Thompson writes to James Hamilton, a lawyer and member of the Dickinson College Board of Trustees, about the failure of the governor to commission Mr. Steel as a coroner.

Location: I-ValeM-1947-65

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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 attorney. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-30

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Benjamin Rush to James Orbison
April 29, 1808

Dr. Benjamin Rush writes to James Orbison, the executor for the estate of William Thompson, and asks that Orbison pay an outstanding bill for medical expenses. "I have taken the liberty of" requesting payment "for medial attendance upon [Thompson] in his last illness," as Rush explains.

Location: I-SpahrB-1950-11

Subject: Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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 attorney. Transcript included.

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

Legal Document, Vachel and Harriet Dorsey v. Benjamin Howard
circa 1809

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Vachel and Harriet Dorsey v. Benjamin Howard. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Abraham Jones v. Benjamin Howard
March 14, 1809

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes this legal document regarding the case of Abraham Jones v. Benjamin Howard.

Location: I-KeatleyG-1971-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Memorandum between James Wilson and Seth Cattell
April 1, 1809

John Wilson agrees in this memorandum to release his medical practice to Seith Cattell for $600 per year.

Letter from Isaac Grier and Elizabeth Cooper to John Cooper
June 3, 1809

Isaac Grier and Elizabeth Cooper write to John Cooper regarding "family affairs" in Northumberland, Pennsylvania and other business matters Grier is a member of the class of 1788 while Cooper is class of 1798. Transcript included.

Location: I-Friends-2019-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Charles Gardner to Thomas Gardner and "Mother"
December 7, 1809

Charles Gardner, a soldier in the United States Army, writes to his parents regarding his journey to his current posting at the Carlisle Barracks. Gardner discusses his daily routine and mentions that his superior officers have taken a liking to him.  In addition, Gardner mentions his financial...

Letter from Charles Gardner to "Mother"
December 26, 1809

Charles Gardner, a soldier in the United States Army, writes to his mother regarding his daily life stationed at Carlisle Barracks. Gardner mentions his finances, possibilities for advancement in rank, and shares other general news. Gardner also notes an argument with a "Mr. Mapis" about...

A Catalogue of the Trustees, Officers, and Graduates of Dickinson College, 1809-10
1810

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1809-1810 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: RG 5/1 - 7.1.1 (oversized)

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Farmers Bank v. John Darnall
circa 1810

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Farmers Bank v. John Darnall. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Mary McClure v. Margaret Young
circa 1810

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Mary McClure v. Margaret Young. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Michael Bouey v. James A. Williamson
circa 1810

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Michael Bouey v. James A. Williamson. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Charles Gardner to Julia Gardner
January 18, 1810

Charles Gardner, a soldier in the United States Army, writes to his sister, Julia Gardner, regarding his daily life stationed at Carlisle Barracks. Gardner also specifically mentions getting acquainted with the Colonel's daughter and notes that he acted as a gentleman. "I, with much gallantry,...

Legal Document, Isaac Swearinger v. Joseph Swearinger
January 22, 1810

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Isaac Swearinger v. Joseph Swearinger. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from John Mason to the Associate Reformed Presbytery of New York
May 8, 1810

John Mitchell Mason writes to the Associate Reformed Presbytery of New York wishing to resign from his position as a minister. Mason does not want "to retain a station of which I cannot fulfill the duties" and he does not believe continuing this path will be beneficial to him or his congregation...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-27

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

1810 Commencement Program
September 26, 1810

The program for the 1810 Commencement exercises lists members of the graduating class and the title of the oration that they had to deliver.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Events

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1800-1819

"A Sketch of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of Dickinson College in Carlisle," by Anonymous
March 1811

An anonymous author writes this essay on the history of Dickinson College, which is published in The Port Folio, vol. 5 (March 1811): 239-246. This essay is published with B. Tanner's engraving of West College, which was created from a sketch by A. Brackenridge. 

Letter from Richard Rush to E. Sergeant
April 5, 1811

Attorney Richard Rush writes E. S. Sergeant and discusses forwarding "the enclosed papers" that had been originally sent by a Mr. Brown. "Here is a little piece of business which it seems I am to trouble you with," as Rush explains.

Location: I-Purchase-1965-11

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

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