1820-1839

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Letter from Richard Rush to Michael Hogan
December 20, 1821

Richard Rush writes to Michael Hogan, confirming that he received Hogan's letter and passed on its contents to the Secretary of State. Hogan's letter regards the Peruvian War of Independence, and Rush states that "the fall of Lima had been known...

Location: I-AsbellY-2003-5

Subject: International Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
November 27, 1822

Lawyer and banker Roger Brooke Taney responds to a client who wants to collect a toll from travelers that ford a river rather than use their tolled bridge. While an "Act of 1818" prohibits such collections, Taney suggests a different solution: "...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Andrew Boden to John Boyle
February 13, 1824

Former Pennsylvania Representative Andrew Boden asks John Boyle, an attorney at the US Navy Office in Washington, to “procure for me” a copy of “the secret minutes of the convention, which framed the U. S. constitution.” As a member of Congress...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-4

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Anna Barbauld to Ritchard Taylor
February 17, 1824

Anna Laetitia Barbauld asks Ritchard Taylor to post a letter for her and to come visit.

Location: I-Friends-1974-10

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Mrs. Patterson
March 5, 1824

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney informs his client, Mrs. Patterson, that she has been served with a legal notice. When Mrs. Patterson returns from a few days in the country, Taney explains that "I will arrange with you the course proper to be...

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-6

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Robert Waln Jr. to Samuel Sitgreaves
May 24, 1824

Author Robert Waln, Jr. writes Pennsylvania politician Samuel Sitgreaves to ask for information about the life of James Wilson for a book entitled Biography of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Waln poses nine questions to...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Mr. Colt
August 25, 1824

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to his client, a Mr. Colt, and offers advice on the best way to influence the federal government. "Your interest would best be promoted by addressing a memorial to the Secretary of the Treasury" because, as...

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-15

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from William Wilkins to John Calhoun
December 12, 1824

William Wilkins writes to Secretary of War John C. Calhoun and recommends the son of an officer who served during the American Revolution, Dr. H. Stevenson, as an army paymaster. Wilkins also congratulates Calhoun on his election to Vice...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-60

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
February 10, 1825

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney asks for information about legal decisions in Maryland regarding selling property "conveyed in trust to secure the repayment of money loaned." Taney also request a copy of the relevant decision by the court of appeals...

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-4

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Bill of Sale from M. L. Graves to Lancelot Johnston
June 10, 1825

Lancelot Johston of Morgan County, Georgia, son of a friend and physician of George Washington, buys "a negro man named Tilman" from M. L. Graves for five hundred and fifty dollars on June 10, 1825.

Location: I-NelsonR-1956-1

Subject: Business and Industry

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. J. Speed
October 11, 1825

Baltimore attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes J. J. Speed, an attorney in Annapolis, and discusses a particular legal case. "The postponement of the case of Canals vs. McFadon is perfectly agreeable to me," as Taney explains.

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-6

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. J. Speed
October 22, 1825

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney to another lawyer, J. J. Speed, about proving a certain point in a particular legal case. "Please see that this proof [is] introduced into the proceedings before a decision takes place," as Taney explains.

Location: I-SpahrB-1969-5

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Samuel Smith
February 7, 1786 [1826]

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Senator Samuel Smith and discuses his view of the legal rights of the Creek and Cherokee tribes in Georgia with regard to treaties made with the federal government. Taney also discusses the Act of 1793 in...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Beall
March 22, 1826

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to William Beall, a member of Andrew Jackson's Democratic Central Committee, regarding legal issues of a mutual acquaintance. "You have I presume heard of the unfortunate affair in which Romeo's son William was...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Questionnaire Prepared by Richard Rush
July 29, 1826

Secretary of the Treasury Richard Rush prepares a questionnaire on the manufacture of silk for Connecticut to be included in a manual mandated by the House of Representatives.

Location: I-BeachW-1983-4

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Reports

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Walter Jones
November 14, 1826

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes General Walter Jones to discussing the timing of "the monastery case." Taney notes that Jones should "consider the case as continued until June next."

Location: I-SpahrB-1953-20

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Richard Rush to E. H. Mills
May 15, 1827

Secretary of the Treasury Richard Rush acknowledges the receipt of two letters and states that he "took pleasure in receiving" E. H. Mills' correspondence.

Location: I-BeachW-1984-7

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John McLean to William Murphy
February 4, 1828

John McLean, United States Postmaster, writes William Murphy, the Postmaster of Maysville, Kentucky, to remind him of the obligation to deliver letters on Sunday that "arrive on Saturday night." "Please conform to [this rule] and render the...

Location: I-Purchase-1973-1

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Arthur Shaaff
May 14, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to Arthur Shaaff, an attorney in Georgia, to share news about his family as well as discus legal and political issues. Taney notes that his two daughters, along with Shaaff's friends, are in...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Beal Randall
May 22, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to Beal Randall of the Mutual Insurance Company of Baltimore regarding a settlement. Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Richard Rush to John F. Watson
August 2, 1828

Richard Rush responds to John F. Watson's request for assistance in obtaining an "appointment as governor or superintendent of the Marine Assylum near Philadelphia." Rush explains that he talked to Secretary of the Navy Samuel L. Southard, who...

Location: I-YoungH-1959-1

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Legal Opinion of Roger B. Taney on Charles Ridgely's Will
October 7, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney's writes this interpretation of Charles Ridgely' will in regard to the "land bought of Henry Darnall." Taney provides his opinion on this matter at the request of General Ridgely, who had inherited the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1961-2

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Arthur Shaaff
December 8, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes Arthur Shaaff, an attorney in Georgia, to offer advice about seeking an office in President-Elect Andrew Jackson's administration. "While nobody can undertake to say what course Genl. Jackson...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-40

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Hiester Muhlenberg's Notebook on "The History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides
1829-1830

The first portion of Hiester Muhlenberg's notebook while a student at Dickinson College consists of synopses of each book in Thucydides' "The History of the Peloponnesian War."

Hiester Muhlenberg's notebook consists of synopses of each...

Letter from Richard Rush to Joseph Manning
January 6, 1829

United States Treasury Secretary Richard Rush writes to Joseph B. Manning stating that he has forwarded Manning's letter and enclosed $30 to the Department of State, "to which the subject of patents belongs."

Location: I-BeachW-1974-4

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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