Chase, Samuel (1741-1811) to William Tilghman
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00775
Author/Creator: Chase, Samuel (1741-1811)
Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 1 February 1805
Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 25 x 21 cm.
Summary of Content: Informs that he has heard that one cannot be a director of the offices of discount without being a stockholder and he does not own stock. Mentions that he is happy to hear of the acquittal of the Pennsylvania judges but is dismayed to find out that 13 members voted them guilty. Comments that ”party-rage” prevails in the courts of justice.
Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815
Keywords/Subjects: Politics;, Impeachment;, Judiciary;, Government and Civics;, Finance;, Bank of the US;, Banking;, Office Seeker;
Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison
Background: Chase was appointed Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court by George Washington in 1796. Articles of impeachment were brought up against him in 1804. Tilghman was the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from 1805 to 1827.
LOC Search Terms: United States. Supreme court., Pennsylvania. Supreme Court--History., Pennsylvania--Politics and government--1775-1861.Order Image