1820-1839

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Letter from James Buchanan to Hugh Hamilton
February 12, 1831

Representative James Buchanan writes to Hugh Hamilton and regarding Hamilton's mistake in publishing Buchanan's letters in the New York Inquirer. Even though Hamilton "transposed the order of time in which they were written and omitted that portion of the letter in regard to myself...

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F11

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Richard Rush to Thomas Aspinwall
March 8, 1831

Diplomat Richard Rush writes to Colonel Thomas Aspinwall, American consul in London, requesting that he assist an American citizen holding property in London's Covent Garden neighborhood.

Location: I-Friends-1976-8

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Robert Oliver
August 22, 1831

Acting Secretary of War Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) writes to Robert Oliver saying that Michigan Territory Governor Lewis Cass, General Alexander Macomb, and "some others" will visit Baltimore over the weekend. Taney also confirms a dinner invitation from Oliver.

Location: I-AlbertS-1978-1

Subject: Politics and Government, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
October 17, 1831

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes regarding the outcome of a dispute between the Bellona Gunpowder Company and the Susquehanna Railroad Company. Transcript Included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to John Skinner
December 13, 1831

United States Attorney General Roger B. Taney writes to John Stuart Skinner and apologies for a recent error regarding a nomination.

Location: I-SpahrB-1950-7

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John Reynolds to James Buchanan
May 2, 1832

John Reynolds writes to James Buchanan, the United States Minister to Russia, regarding various business matters that he will address while Buchanan is out of the country. "I fear you have had a rough and tedious passage and suffered from sea sickness though I indulge the hope that you are this...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F21

Subject: Business and Industry, Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to James Humes
October 13, 1832

James Buchanan writes to James Humes regarding the "unpleasant circumstances attending my departure" from the United States, Pennsylvania Governor George Wolf's re-election, and increasing sectional tensions. Buchanan also describes his experience living in St. Petersburg as the United States...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Levi Woodbury
October 29, 1832

Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to the Secretary of the Navy [Levi Woodbury] regarding "an act to extend the pension heretofore granted to the widows of persons killed or who died in the naval service."

Location: I-SpahrB-1960-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

November 4, 1832

Captain Jesse D. Elliot writes to Dickinson College trustee Isaac B. Parker regarding Elliot's belief that he expects to command the military expedition against South Carolina in the nullification crisis. Elliot also mentions the 1832 Presidential Election and hopes that General Andrew Jackson...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
November 30, 1832

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to an unknown recipient, possibly a colleague, and analyzing the case against Mrs. Davison regarding a bond and debt. Taney predicts the Court of Appeals will follow the ruling of "2 Har. & Gill." In addition, Taney apologizes for both...

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-17

Subject: Economics and Finance, Health and Medicine, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
December 11, 1832

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to the members of an unspecified society, informing them that he will be unable to attend the funeral of Charles Caroll III. Caroll, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, died a month prior. Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to J. Randolph Clay
January 9, 1833

James Buchanan, the Minister to Russia, writes J. Randolph Clay with complaints about the cost of sending mail from the United States to Russia and offers diplomatic advice. Transcript included.

Letter from John Durbin to C. Walborn
January 19, [1833?]

John P. Durbin writes to C. A. Walborn regarding the return of a speech by Mr. Corwin "in pamphlet form" as well as congratulating Walborn on his new house. Durbin also discusses plans for an upcoming trip from Baltimore to Harrisburg.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
January 27, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney responds to a request to write a letter on behalf of a friend applying for a divorce. "When I was a member of the Senate," Taney writes, "I voted against all the applications for divorces...not only from the religious opinions I entertain, but...

Letter from James Buchanan to Nathaniel Niles
March 2, 1833

James Buchanan, the United States Minister to Russia, asks Nathaniel Niles to send "my private letters immediately by Mail." Buchanan also provides an update on the Mission of General Mouravieff to the Pasha of Egypt. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F13

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
March 6, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney warns that "I may be detained here [at the Supreme Court] until half past 2... I will be at home the moment I can get away from the Court."

Location: I-SpahrB-1950-8

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John Durbin to Johnston Armstrong
March 9, 1833

John P. Durbin writes to Johnston Armstrong about the title on a property in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as plans an upcoming trip to Europe. "As it regards my [trip] to Europe," Durbin explains that he "shall not be able to go before next spring" because of "the condition of my family, the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1970-4

Subject: Health and Medicine, Land and Real Estate, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
March 31, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes a short letter to an unspecified person: "I will attend at the State Department for the purpose of examining witnesses according to your request." Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
April 8, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to an unknown recipient regarding a ruling in a recent legal case. "But there is no mode of proceeding in which their judgment can be revised" and, as Taney explains, "the Secretary of the Treasury [Louis McLane] is bound to pay according...

Location: I-SpahrB-1955-2

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Journal of Hiester Henry Muhlenberg
July 31 - September 28, 1833

Hiester Henry Muhlenberg's travel journal, which he titles "Of a Tour in Search of Pleasure & Health," includes almost daily entries between July 31 - September 28, 1833. Muhlenberg ('29) takes this on this trip after he graduates from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He...

Location: I-Friends-2013-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Beall
September 29, 1833

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes a confidential letter to William Beall, asking for help defending his character. "Today a friend has sent me the Frederick Herald," Taney explains, "and I perceive that articles in relation to me have been inserted there precisely...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Ellis
October 15, 1833

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, and approves the request to purchase a "Revenue Boat." Transcript included.

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
October 22, 1833

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, and requests a summary of the amount of duties accrued in the third and fourth quarter of the year. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-32

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Richard Rush to A. Dickens
November 8, 1833

Richard Rush writes to lawyer A. Dickens asking for an overview of the "West India trade question," regarding the amount and price of American and British tonnage over the preceeding year. Rush then mentions his failed attempts to visit Dickens' sons.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-1

Subject: Business and Industry, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. Andrew
November 11, 1833

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney sends  to J. Andrew, an [Assistant?] Cashier of the Bank of the United States in Philadelphia, a form letter about the purchase of an amount of Stock of 1824 and the relevant terms.

Location: I-PotamkinM-1963-1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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