1820-1839

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Letter from Roger B. Taney to George Newbold
December 18, 1833

Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney writes a "private" letter to George Newbold and thanks him for his assistance in getting a $500,000 bank draft returned. Taney also informs Newbold that David Henshaw "will explain to you my wishes that you should spend this winter in Washington in...

Location: I-SpahrB-1954-5

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Dickinson College Catalog, 1834-35
1834

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1834-1835 academic year.

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to John Carr
January 10, 1834

United States Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) writes to Representative John Carr regarding Carr's recommendation of David W. Daily for appointment to a Land Office in Indiana.

Location: I-BeachW-1984-6

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to C. J. Faulkner
January 17, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to C. J. Faulkner regarding the "act of Congress of July 5th, 1832." This Act, written in response to a case brought by a Virginia family, prohibits posthumous military pensions from being paid when the soldier instead opts to collect a lump sum...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-13

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to the District of New Haven Collector of Customs
January 28, 1834

Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795)authorizes the District of New Haven Collector of Customs to place an advertisement for a bidder to supply rations for the crew of a Revenue Cutter.

Location: I-BeachW-1984-5

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Charles Mercer
February 17, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to Charles F. Mercer, Chairman of the House Committee on Roads and Bridges, regarding a report on the Potomac Bridge. Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to John Carr
February 17, 1834

United States Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) tells Representative John Carr that he received Carr's recommendation for Mr. Daily and that it will be considered at the proper time.

Location: I-Original-1834-1

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John Armstrong Jr. to Henry Morfit
February 18, 1834

John Armstrong, Jr. writes to an attorney, Henry Mason Morfit, regarding the difficulty of obtaining evidence of military service for veterans who served during the Revolutionary War.

Location: I-Purchase-1954-13

Subject: Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Ellis
March 20, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, and requests a weekly "statement of the amount of specie" exported and imported into Ellis's district. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-32

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Ellis
March 31, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, and informs Ellis that future reports should include a "description of specie, that is, whether gold or silver. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-32

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Benjamin Bonsall
April 26, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to Benjamin S. Bonsall, Marshall for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Taney explains that Bonsall's request for $8000 to "meet the expenses of the Courts of the United States" is now under discussion in the House of Representatives. Transcript...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Walter Lowrie to Roger B. Taney (Copy)
May 7, 1834

Walter Lowrie, Secretary of the United States Senate, sends Treasury Secretary Roger B. Taney the Senate's request for a report on foreign imports. The Senate asks the Treasury Secretary to include specific details, such as "the amount of duties received and accrued on foreign imports during the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1970-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Report from Treasury Department on Foreign Imports (Draft)
May 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes this report in response to a request from the United States Senate. Secretary Taney's report includes the amount of duties on foreign imports accrued in the first quarter of 1834, how those numbers compare to previous years, and whether the initial...

Location: I-SpahrB-1970-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Reports

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Ellis
June 4, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, announcing the return of "the list of correspondence between your office and this department". Taney also instructs Ellis to "forward to the department copies of these letters not marked."...

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
June 7, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney writes to the New Haven Collector of Customs, William H. Ellis, and authorizes him to "extend the arrangements at present existing at your port for the relief of sick and disabled seamen." Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-32

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to S. Williams
June 9, 1834

Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney to lawyer S. Williams, authorizing him to "cause an examination of the Cutter McLane's bottom to be made, and to have any injury which her copper may have sustained repaired."

Location: I-DannJ-1973-4

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to John Willard
June 19, 1834

United States Treasury Secretary Roger Brooke Taney (Class of 1795) writes to John M. Willard about providing "sufficient evidence of the insolvency and death of [Willard's] co-obligors."

Letter from William Wilkins to Mahlon Dickerson
July 10, 1834

US Senator William Wilkins (Class of 1802) writes Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson and asks that two "young gentlemen" be appointed Midshipmen in the United States Navy. The two "gentlemen" are John Conway Shaler and Alexander Murray.

Location: I-Purchase-1971-11

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Beall
July 25, 1834

Former Secretary of the Treasury Roger Brooke Taney writes to William Beall, agreeing to attend a dinner "which my friends propose to honor me with" and outlining his travel plans for arriving at the event. Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Charles Penrose to George Wolf
September 6, 1834

Charles B. Penrose, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, invites Pennsylvania Governor George Wolf to attend the reopening of Dickinson College on September 10, 1834. Transcript included.

Letter from William Wilkins to Matilda Wilkins
October 7, 1834

William Wilkins writes to his wife, Matilda Wilkins, during a trip from Transmundi to St. Petersburg.  He discusses sightseeing in Lubeck and an eight-mile ride in "His Lordship's" carriage.

Location: I-Friends-1982-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from William Wilkins to Matilda Wilkins
October 11, 1834

William Wilkins writes to his wife, Matilda Wilkins, and discusses a recent voyage from London to Tansmundi. William also gives his regards to their children. Transcript included.

Location: I-Friends-1982-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from James Buchanan to John Maclean
November 7, 1834

James Buchanan writes to John Maclean a month before his term as a US Senator from Pennsylvania starts. Buchanan, a Democrat who had resigned as Ambassador to Russia the previous year, also discusses Samuel Porter, son of the late Michigan Governor George Porter, and the possibility of his...

Location: I-Friends-2004-4

Subject: Education, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Henry A. P. Muhlenberg to John M. Read
December 9, 1834

Representative Henry Augustus Philip Muhlenberg writes to John Meredith Read, an attorney in Philadelphia, about various political intrigues and comments on James Buchanan's election to the United States Senate. "I rejoice in the election of our friend Buchanan" and, as Muhlenberg explains, "he...

Location: I-SpahrB-1954-3

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from William Wilkins to Charles Wilkins
December 26, 1834

Diplomat and politician William Wilkins (Class of 1802) writes his son, Charles, and explains the Russian calendar. Wilkins also urges his son to resist temptation.

Location: I-Friends-1982-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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