Letter from Roger B. Taney to Samuel Nelson

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Samuel Nelson
Number of Pages: 
8
Date: 
March 9, 1863

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney writes to Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Nelson regarding the composition of a dissenting opinion in the Prize Cases of 1863. Taney suggests a paragraph to add that "more distinctly asserts the principle that Congress cannot delegate or surrender to the Executive the legislative power which the constitution requires it to exercise." Transcript included.

Time Period: 
Location: 
I-SpahrB-1958-16
Origin: 
Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr