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Taney, Roger Brooke (1777-1864) to Nathaniel Williams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03545.08 Author/Creator: Taney, Roger Brooke (1777-1864) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 April 1833 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs that President Andrew Jackson is to assist in the laying of the cornerstone of a monument to the memory of George Washington's mother on 7 May. States that members of the President's cabinet are invited to attend. Asks if a case Williams is to handle will keep him in Baltimore that day, if so, the President will excuse him from attending.

Background Information: Taney was appointed Attorney General of Maryland in 1827, then became President Andrew Jackson's Attorney General in 1831. He served as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court 1836-1864. Williams was ...a Baltimore lawyer, state senator, and United States District Attorney for Maryland, 1824-41. See More

People: Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864
Williams, Nathaniel, 1782-1864
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentPresidents Discussing PresidentsMonumentWomen's History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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