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Badger, George Edmund (1795-1866) to James Carlisle

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.125 Author/Creator: Badger, George Edmund (1795-1866) Place Written: Raleigh, North Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 December 1857 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses current legal cases. Badger was a superior court judge, secretary of the Navy, and U.S. senator. James Mandeville Carlisle was a Washington, D.C., lawyer with whom he formed a law partnership in the mid-1850s.

People: Badger, George Edmund, 1795-1866.
Carlisle, James Mandeville, 1814-1877.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Law

Sub Era: Age of Jackson