1800-1819

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Letter from Roger B. Taney to Clotworthy Birnie
July 20, 1814

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Clotworthy Birnie, a client, telling him that he should arrive to court early because the witnesses in his case have presumably been summoned already.

Location: I-BonisteelR-1954-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from William Wilkins to William Tilghman
October 4, 1814

William Wilkins writes William Tilghman and discusses the latest news about the War of 1812. While "no new of much importance" has been received, Wilkins mentions Native American "depredations" in Detroit and comments on British General Gordon Drummond's decision to end the siege of Fort Erie. "...

Location: I-SpahrB-1950-10

Subject: International Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Rush to William Jones
October 20, 1814

Richard Rush writes to Secretary of the Navy William Jones and recommends Horatio Stockton, son of New Jersey congressman Richard Stockton, for consideration for a position as a midshipman in the United States Navy.

Location: I-Friends-1976-5

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Callender Irvine to Simon Philipson
November 10, 1814

Commissary General Callender Irvine (Class of 1794) writes Simon Philipson with instructions related to selling supplies to the government. “Please let the bearer have a sample of the buffalo hides w. you have proposed to sell to Govt, and let me know at the same time at what price you will...

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-4

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Clotworthy Birnie
December 31, 1814

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Clotworthy Birnie and discusses the suit against Dehoof as well as the resulting legal costs. While confident that Birnie will ultimately receive compensation, Taney also explains the possibility of settling the suit with a compromise before the February...

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-5

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Danner v. Cook
1815

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes this note to an unspecified Mr. Schley on the case Eva Danner by Zachariah Danner her next friend v. John Cook and Sarah his wife.

Location: I-KeatleyG-1971-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Taney v. Boyer
1815

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes this note to an unspecified Mr. Ritchie on the case David Taney by his next friend Frederick Taney v. Barbara Boyer.

Location: I-KeatleyG-1971-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Documents, Samuel Anderson v. Kinsey Gittings
February 20, 1815 - March 6, 1816

Two legal documents, including an arrest warrant and an affidavit, regarding the case of Samuel Anderson v. Kinsey Gittings. Gittings is accused of assaulting Anderson. Roger Brooke Taney serves as the plaintiff's attorney. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-37

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Note from Roger B. Taney
February 21, 1815

A paper fragment with a note from lawyer Roger Brooke Taney, referring to the case of Romberg v. Krumps.

Location: I-Friends-1983-16

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from John Adams to William Smith
May 30, 1815

Former President of the United States John Adams writes to his grandson, William Smith, about  his United States citizenship, and his lack of knowledge on what profession his grandson should pursue. Adams laments to inability to uncover a ...

Location: I-SpahrB-1952-1

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Zachary Taylor to Daniel Parker
June 9, 1815

Captain Zachary Taylor writes to Inspector General Daniel Parker and resigns from the United States Army. After seven years of exemplary service, Taylor believes that he should have received a higher rank and more recognition. If he stays in the military, Taylor notes that it would be "adding...

Location: I-SpahrB-1953-17

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from William Ramsey to Alexander Dallas
July 7, 1815

William Ramsey writes Secretary of War Alexander J. Dallas and discusses paying the soldiers. "As a precautionary measure I was to send on the Muster rolls for Mr. Brent's (master general) inspection so that he might approve of them so that we might rightly pay," as Ramsey explains. As no...

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-21

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Rush to M. Carey
November 25, 1815

Richard Rush wrrites to an unspecified "M. Carey." Rush desires to "cultivate... correspondence," although he will be busy for several months due to obligations with Congress and the Surpreme Court.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-40

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from John Leamy to James Hamilton
December 19, 1815

John A. Leamy writes James Hamilton Jr. and expresses his hopes to visit Carlisle again. In addition, Leamy informs Hamilton of Napoleon Bonaparte's downfall as the ruler of France.

Location: I-Original-1815-1

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Catalog of Books Written by Joseph Priestley
1816

A six page bibliography of 75 books written by Dr. Joseph Priestley.

Location: MC 1998.1, B1, F1

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Independent Gist
January 3, 1816

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes Independent Gist and advises him him that, given the circumstances, the legislature would likely not act on a petition about a road where no notice has been given. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-1951-2

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Independent Gist
February 13, 1816

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Independent Gist and offers legal advice as well as updates on recent cases. "I have brought the suit against Mordecai Gist for the Assault according to your directions," as Taney explains. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-42

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Horace Binney to William Rawle
August 8, 1816

Attorney Horace Binney writes to his colleague William Rawle, asking for the defendant's title in the case of Butler v. Cadwalader.

Location: I-Friends-1981-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Horace Binney to William Rawle
September 12, 1816

Attorney Horace Binney writes to his colleague William Rawle, enclosing an agreement in the case of Butler v. Cadwalader.

Location: I-Friends-1981-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Thomas Cooper to Parker Cleveland
July 20, 1817

Former Dickinson College Professor Thomas Cooper writes Parker Cleveland, a Professor of Mineralogy at Bowdoin College, and asks for advice regarding about his plans to teach a class on mineralogy at the University of Philadelphia. "I propose using your book as the manual for my class," as...

Location: I-Purchase-1950-1

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Rush to Jonathan Russell
August 14, 1817

Acting Secretary of State Richard Rush writes to Jonathan Russell, the United States minister to Sweden and Norway, regarding "the claims of several citizens of the U. States on the Swedish government, the particulars of which will be explained by the papers" enclosed within his letter.

Location: I-Purchase-1971-9

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Cyrus Trimble to John Trimble
August 27, 1817

Cyrus W. Trimble writes to his brother, John A. Trimble about his daily schedule at Dickinson and the two different literary societies at Dickinson, the Union Philosophical Society and the Belles Lettres Society. Cyrus, who is a member of UPS, explains that "you can’t conceive the emulation that...

Location: I-DavidsonR-1975-2

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from John Quincy Adams to Richard Sharp
October 20, 1817

Secretary of State John Quincy Adams introduces the newly appointed Minister to Great Britain, Richard Rush, to Richard Sharp, an attorney in London. Transcript included.

Location: I-MoyermanS-1966-1

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Rush to James Brobson
November 1, 1817

Richard Rush writes to Delaware politician James Brobson regarding a case of the estate of John Dauphin. Rush, who retired as United States Attorney General a few days prior, states that he no longer holds the position but will pass on the citation to a clerk of the Supreme Court.

Location: I-AsbellY-1976-5

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
February 24, 1818

Maryland State Senator and attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to an unknown recipient with instructions regarding deeds for land in Maryland. As Taney explains, "a deed for land in Maryland may be executed by a person resident in Ohio in the following manner..." Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-1955-3

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

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