Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. Mason Campbell

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. Mason Campbell
Number of Pages: 
October 19, 1854

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney writes to J. Mason Campbell and describes his time at Old Point. While his daughter "Alice had a letter from [her niece Phoebe] yesterday," Taney notes that Campbell has not sent any letters recently. Justice Taney regrets that he will have to leave soon to return to court: "You will perhaps think the lassitude of age has come upon me when I tell you that I look with sorrow upon the near approach of the day which compels me to leave this place & resume my judicial duties." Taney plans to leave Friday or Saturday, but Mrs. Taney will remain in Old Point with the girls through November. As a result, Taney explains that "I mean to ask Lizzy & Stevenson for a home until my own folks return."

Time Period: 
Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr