1800-1819

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Legal Document, William R. King v. Sampson Delashmitt
April 26, 1811

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of William R. King v. Sampson Delashmitt. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Joshua Gist
April 27, 1811

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Col. Joshua Gist with advice on a legal matter. After researching the issue, Taney concludes that Gist is "entitled to the rents." As soon as Gist sends "a copy of the Lease," Taney explains how he "will take the necessary steps in the business." In addition...

Location: I-SpahrB-1969-6

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Rush to William Jenkins
May 11, 1811

Pennsylvania Attorney General Richard Rush writes to William Jenkins about the case of Spangler v. the Commonwealth. As Rush could not attend, he asks Jenkins to "conduct the argument upon the part of the commonwealth" on his behalf.

Location: I-Friends-1976-4

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from W. P. Maclay to Isabella Bell
September 13, 1811

W. P. Maclay writes to his aunt, Isabella Bell, regarding the recent death of his father. 

Location: I-Friends-1973-2

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Biographical Manuscript of Thomas Cooper
September 21, 1811

A biographical manuscript of Judge Thomas Cooper, a lecturer at Dickinson College, entitled "Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Carlisle." Composed for the Baltimore Federal Gazette, this manuscript details the judge's pious disposition and the "splendor of his talents." Transcript...

Letter from Benjamin Rush to Ashbel Green
October 15, 1811

Dr. Benjamin Rush writes to Dr. Ashbel Green about Dr. Muhlenberg's visit as well as the possibility of working with Robert Ralston. "I expect to see [Dr. Muhlenberg] tomorrow upon the important business contemplated by us," as Rush explains. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-1953-24

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of Dickinson College, 1811-12
December 1811

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1811-1812 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 - 7.1.2 (oversized)

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

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Rush to the Board of Health
December 18, 1811

Pennsylvania Attorney General Richard Rush writes to the members of an unspecified "Board of Health," stating his resignation as solicitor. Rush cites his recent appointment as Comptroller of the United States Treasury as the reason for his resignation.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-52

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Edward Thomas v. William King
December 21, 1811

Attorney Richard Fenn addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Edward Thomas v. William King. Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) represents the defendant.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Charles L. Perrie v. Thomas C. Scott
1812

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes this legal document regarding the case of Charles L. Perrie v. Thomas C. Scott.

Location: I-KeatleyG-1971-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter to Isaac Wayne from Unknown Author
January 21, 1812

A lawyer writes Isaac Wayne (Class of 1792) to inform him that a "Report of Auditor" had been issued "in your favor for about $3000" and had obtained the foreclosure of a plantation. "In all my practice I have never as yet witnessed so much evasion, twisting and turning as by the Defendant in...

Location: I-Friends-2004-1

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Rush to David Gelston
February 3, 1812

US Treasury Comptroller Richard Rush writes to David Gelston requesting "a statement in the case of Abraham S. Hallet, who claims debentures for a quantity of merchandize [sic] shipped by him."

Location: I-BeachW-1986-6

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Independent Gist
February 19, 1812

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Independent Gist and offers legal counsel about the purchase of land. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-42

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Thomas Gist v. William Durbin, Jr.
June 23, 1812

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes this legal document regarding the case of Thomas Gist v. William Durbin, Jr. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Clotworthy Birnie
July 23, 1812

Lawyer Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) writes to Clotworthy Birnie, offering legal advice regarding the latter's arrest for assault. Transcript included.

Location: I-BeachL-1971-2

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of Dickinson College, 1811-12
August 1812

A Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of Dickinson College from August 1812.

Location: RG 5/1 - 7.1.3 (oversized)

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

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from John Wallace to Robert Coleman and James Hopkins
August 25, 1812

John Bradford Wallace writes to Robert Coleman and James Hopkins, who have been nominated to a secret meeting of Federalists in New York. According to Bradford, the group's mission is to "change the administrations which are so fatally conducting the country to ruin." Includes a printed flyer,...

Location: I-Friends-1983-19

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

"Hints on Education," by Charles Nisbet
September 1812

While Charles Nisbet wrote "Hints on Education" around the time he became the first President of Dickinson College around 1785, it was not published in The Port Folio until 1812. Transcript included.

Charles Nisbet, "Hints on Education," The Port Folio 8, no. 3 (...

Location: Charles Nisbet Dropfile

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

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Thomas Wilson v. Frederick and Ezekiah Linthicum
September 19, 1812

This affidavit involves the case of Thomas P. Wilson v. Frederick and Ezekiah Linthicum, which is a dispute about a debt owed by the late Zachariah Linthicum. Roger Brooke Taney serves as the plaintiff's attorney. Transcript included.< /p>

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-35

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, John Fenn v. Joshua Plummer
October 23, 1812

This legal document is for the case of John Fenn v. Joshua Plummer. The case, which centers on a land dispute, also involves Richard Fenn and Philip Duvall. Roger Brooke Taney serves as the plaintiff's attorney. Transcript included. ;

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-34

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Peregrine Warfield v. Jacob Schleich
November 27, 1812

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Peregrine Warfield v. Jacob Schleich. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Mr. Pringle
January 13, 1813

Lawyer and banker Roger Brooke Taney writes to an unspecified Mr. Pringle, concerning a legal case and attending court.

Location: I-Friends-1983-15

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Clotworthy Birnie
January 14, 1813

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Clotworthy Birnie with legal advice about Birnie's appeal of the Levy Court's decision regarding damages from road construction. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-39

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Alexander Warfield v. William King and Charles Miles
January 27, 1813

This affidavit involves the case of Alexander Warfield v. William W. King and Charles Miles, which is a dispute about a debt owed to the late John W. Warfield. Roger Brooke Taney serves as the plaintiff's attorney. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-36

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Independent Gist
May 19, 1813

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Independent Gist and provides legal advice on Gist's suit against Wells regarding the sale of an "unsound" slave. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-42

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

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