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: 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.