Letter from Roger B. Taney to Garret Wall

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Garret Wall
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December 8, 1845

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney responds to Garret Dorset Wall's recommendation of former New Jersey Governor Peter Dumont Vroom for the vacancy at the United States Supreme Court. While he may hold Governor Vroom in high regard, Taney explains that he will not interfere in the selection process or voice an opinion on any individuals nominated to replace Associate Justice Henry Baldwin. Wall, an attorney, had represented New Jersey in the US Senate from 1835 to 1841. Transcript included. 

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr