Letter from Roger B. Taney to Anne Taney

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Anne Taney
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January 19, 1849

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney writes to his wife, Anne Key Taney, about his health and his daughters' unexpected visit. "I was quite surprised when the girls walked into my room," as Taney notes. However, as there is not enough room at that location, Taney explains that his daughters, Maria and Alice, are staying with the Shaaffs. In addition, Taney asks Anne to "tell Ellen and Sophia they must remember how anxious I am about those at home, although I have some with me." Transcript included.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr