Letter from Roger B. Taney to Mr. Colt

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Mr. Colt
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August 25, 1824

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to his client, a Mr. Colt, and offers advice on the best way to influence the federal government. "Your interest would best be promoted by addressing a memorial to the Secretary of the Treasury" because, as Taney explains, "in that form I could more convincingly embody the arguments I wished to offer." Taney also informs Mr. Colt that of an additional $50 fee. William H. Crawford is Treasury Secretary in 1824.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr