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Goodrich, Elizur to Stephen Twining re: burning of Teasury, Marshall nominated for Chief Justice

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05754.09 Author/Creator: Goodrich, Elizur Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1801/01/21 Pagination: 3 p. + docket. 24.5 x 20.1 cm

Summary of Content: It seems, as tho' Pandora's Box of Mischief was opened upon the United States -- Last evening... the Treasury Department was discovered to be on fire -- The flame caught presumably from the hearth of the Auditors room -- and wrapped up and consumed all his papers." He notes on page 3 before closing: "Mr. Patterson must be mortified by the nomination of Mr. Marshall as Chief Justice."

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: FirefightingGovernment and CivicsJudiciarySupreme CourtPolitics

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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