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Chase, Samuel (1741-1811) to William Tilghman

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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.

Background Information: 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. See More

People: Chase, Samuel, 1741-1811
Tilghman, William, 1756-1827

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PoliticsImpeachmentJudiciaryGovernment and CivicsFinanceBank of the USBankingOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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