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Chase, Samuel (1741-1811) to William Tilghman

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00775 Author/Creator: Chase, Samuel (1741-1811) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 February 1805 Pagination: 1

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.

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

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Politics, Impeachment, Judiciary, Government and Civics, Finance, Bank of the US, Banking, Office Seeker

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison