Legal Affairs

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Letter from Roger B. Taney to Independent Gist
February 13, 1816

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Independent Gist and offers legal advice as well as updates on recent cases. "I have brought the suit against Mordecai Gist for the Assault according to your directions," as Taney explains. Transcript...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-42

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Horace Binney to William Rawle
August 8, 1816

Attorney Horace Binney writes to his colleague William Rawle, asking for the defendant's title in the case of Butler v. Cadwalader.

Location: I-Friends-1981-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Horace Binney to William Rawle
September 12, 1816

Attorney Horace Binney writes to his colleague William Rawle, enclosing an agreement in the case of Butler v. Cadwalader.

Location: I-Friends-1981-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Rush to James Brobson
November 1, 1817

Richard Rush writes to Delaware politician James Brobson regarding a case of the estate of John Dauphin. Rush, who retired as United States Attorney General a few days prior, states that he no longer holds the position but will pass on the...

Location: I-AsbellY-1976-5

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
February 24, 1818

Maryland State Senator and attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to an unknown recipient with instructions regarding deeds for land in Maryland. As Taney explains, "a deed for land in Maryland may be executed by a person resident in Ohio in the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1955-3

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from John Quincy Adams to Ebenezer Huntington
June 27, 1819

Secretary of State John Quincy Adams writes to Ebenezer Huntington, an attorney, to inform him that the USS John Adams has been sent to Havana with "purpose of procuring the Release of such Citizens of the United States, including...

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-1

Subject: International Affairs, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Thomas Cooper to Ebenezer Bradford
November 25, 1819

Former Dickinson College Professor Thomas Cooper asks Ebenezer Bradford for assistance with some legal problems.

Location: I-Friends-1974-4

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Note from Roger B. Taney to William Ritchie
February 1, 1820

Roger Brooke Taney writes to William Ritchie, Clerk of Court for Frederick County, Maryland, entering judgment of Robert Fulton v. Barnhart Gilbert.

Location: I-BeachL-1971-1

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from Roger B. Taney and Jane Shaaff to Arthur Shaaff
August 14, 1820

Two letters, sent together to Arthur Shaaff in Scotland. In the first letter, Maryland State Senator Roger Brooke Taney writes to Arthur Shaaff and informs him about the state of his late father's estate and advises him not to abandon his...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-41

Subject: Economics and Finance, Education, Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. Meredith
April 11, 1821

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to another lawyer, J. Meredith, and agrees to accept Meredith's friends as a student in his law office. "Your friend will with pleasure be received into my office if he wishes it," as Taney notes. Taney also...

Location: I-PotamkinM-1982-1

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
November 27, 1822

Lawyer and banker Roger Brooke Taney responds to a client who wants to collect a toll from travelers that ford a river rather than use their tolled bridge. While an "Act of 1818" prohibits such collections, Taney suggests a different solution: "...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Mrs. Patterson
March 5, 1824

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney informs his client, Mrs. Patterson, that she has been served with a legal notice. When Mrs. Patterson returns from a few days in the country, Taney explains that "I will arrange with you the course proper to be...

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-6

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Mr. Colt
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...

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-15

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
February 10, 1825

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney asks for information about legal decisions in Maryland regarding selling property "conveyed in trust to secure the repayment of money loaned." Taney also request a copy of the relevant decision by the court of appeals...

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-4

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. J. Speed
October 11, 1825

Baltimore attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes J. J. Speed, an attorney in Annapolis, and discusses a particular legal case. "The postponement of the case of Canals vs. McFadon is perfectly agreeable to me," as Taney explains.

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-6

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. J. Speed
October 22, 1825

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney to another lawyer, J. J. Speed, about proving a certain point in a particular legal case. "Please see that this proof [is] introduced into the proceedings before a decision takes place," as Taney explains.

Location: I-SpahrB-1969-5

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Samuel Smith
February 7, 1786 [1826]

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to Senator Samuel Smith and discuses his view of the legal rights of the Creek and Cherokee tribes in Georgia with regard to treaties made with the federal government. Taney also discusses the Act of 1793 in...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to William Beall
March 22, 1826

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to William Beall, a member of Andrew Jackson's Democratic Central Committee, regarding legal issues of a mutual acquaintance. "You have I presume heard of the unfortunate affair in which Romeo's son William was...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Walter Jones
November 14, 1826

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes General Walter Jones to discussing the timing of "the monastery case." Taney notes that Jones should "consider the case as continued until June next."

Location: I-SpahrB-1953-20

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Arthur Shaaff
May 14, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to Arthur Shaaff, an attorney in Georgia, to share news about his family as well as discus legal and political issues. Taney notes that his two daughters, along with Shaaff's friends, are in...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Beal Randall
May 22, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to Beal Randall of the Mutual Insurance Company of Baltimore regarding a settlement. Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Legal Opinion of Roger B. Taney on Charles Ridgely's Will
October 7, 1828

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney's writes this interpretation of Charles Ridgely' will in regard to the "land bought of Henry Darnall." Taney provides his opinion on this matter at the request of General Ridgely, who had inherited the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1961-2

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Legal Opinion of Roger B. Taney on A. Riddell's Will
May 22, 1829

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes interpretation of the will of A. Riddle of London. "Mr. Abercrombie is not entitled either to the legacy of £1000, nor to the share of the residence[?] bequeathed to his wife," as Taney...

Location: I-SpahrB-1960-3

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Richard Coxe
January 25, 1830

Maryland Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to lawyer Richard S. Coxe, explaining that in order to appear before the Maryland legislature to defend a client in a divorce case, Coxe must defer a decision about attending the Supreme Court...

Location: I-BonisteelR-1954-2

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
October 17, 1831

United States Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes regarding the outcome of a dispute between the Bellona Gunpowder Company and the Susquehanna Railroad Company. Transcript Included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-8

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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