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Legal Document, Vachel and Harriet Dorsey v. Benjamin Howard
circa 1809

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Vachel and Harriet Dorsey v. Benjamin Howard. Taney represents the prosecution.

Legal Document, Abraham Jones v. Benjamin Howard
March 14, 1809

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes this legal document regarding the case of Abraham Jones v. Benjamin Howard.

Location: I-KeatleyG-1971-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

View Item: Legal Document, Abraham Jones v. Benjamin Howard

Legal Document, Memorandum between James Wilson and Seth Cattell
April 1, 1809

John Wilson agrees in this memorandum to release his medical practice to Seith Cattell for $600 per year.

Legal Document, Mary McClure v. Margaret Young
circa 1810

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Mary McClure v. Margaret Young. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

View Item: Legal Document, Mary McClure v. Margaret Young

Legal Document, Farmers Bank v. John Darnall
circa 1810

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Farmers Bank v. John Darnall. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

View Item: Legal Document, Farmers Bank v. John Darnall

Legal Document, Michael Bouey v. James A. Williamson
circa 1810

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Michael Bouey v. James A. Williamson. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

View Item: Legal Document, Michael Bouey v. James A. Williamson

Catalogue of the Trustees, Officers, and Graduates of Dickinson College
1810

A Catalogue of the Trustees, Officers and Graduates of Dickinson College from 1810.

Legal Document, Isaac Swearinger v. Joseph Swearinger
January 22, 1810

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney addresses this legal document to the Judges of Frederick County Court regarding the case of Isaac Swearinger v. Joseph Swearinger. Taney represents the prosecution.

Location: I-BeachW-1971-3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

View Item: Legal Document, Isaac Swearinger v. Joseph Swearinger

Letter from John Mason to the Associate Reformed Presbytery of New York
May 8, 1810

John Mitchell Mason writes to the Associate Reformed Presbytery of New York wishing to resign from his position as a minister. Mason does not want "to retain a station of which I cannot fulfill the duties" and he does not believe continuing this...

"A Sketch of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of Dickinson College in Carlisle," by Anonymous
March 1811

An anonymous author writes this essay on the history of Dickinson College, which is published in The Port Folio, vol. 5 (March 1811): 239-246. This essay is published with B. Tanner's engraving of West College, which was created from a...

Letter from Richard Rush to E. Sergeant
April 5, 1811

Attorney Richard Rush writes E. S. Sergeant and discusses forwarding "the enclosed papers" that had been originally sent by a Mr. Brown. "Here is a little piece of business which it seems I am to trouble you with," as Rush explains.

Location: I-Purchase-1965-11

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

View Item: Letter from Richard Rush to E. Sergeant

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

View Item: Legal Document, William R. King v. Sampson Delashmitt

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...

Location: I-SpahrB-1969-6

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

View Item: Letter from Roger B. Taney to Joshua Gist

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

View Item: Letter from Richard Rush to William Jenkins

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

View Item: Letter from W. P. Maclay to Isabella Bell

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...

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....

Location: I-SpahrB-1953-24

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

View Item: Letter from Benjamin Rush to Ashbel Green

Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of Dickinson College
December 1811

A Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of Dickinson College from December 1811.

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...

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

View Item: Legal Document, Edward Thomas v. William King

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

View Item: Legal Document, Charles L. Perrie v. Thomas C. Scott

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...

Location: I-Friends-2004-1

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

View Item: Letter to Isaac Wayne from Unknown Author

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

View Item: Letter from Richard Rush to David Gelston

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

View Item: Letter from Roger B. Taney to Independent Gist

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

View Item: Legal Document, Thomas Gist v. William Durbin, Jr.

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