The John M. Woolsey Collection of Legal Documents
Scope and Contents
The papers contain the records of two cases signed by Samuel Chase, Justice of the United States Supreme Court and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. This information was recorded when Justice Chase presided over the Supreme Court of Maryland. Six papers are entirely in James Monroe’s handwriting and form an agreement of arbitration between James Monroe (5th president of the United States) and Nathan Skinner.
George Wythe is the author of several of the early documents in this collection. An appeal written by John Marshall and signed by George Wythe is included, as is an April 30, 1790, letter signed by Charles Lee, brother of Light Horse Harry. Edmund Randolph wrote an opinion, dated April 14, 1805, which is included in this collection and written entirely in Randolph’s hand.
- Woolsey, John M., 1877-1945 (Person)
.3 Linear Feet (1 box )
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- The John M. Woolsey Collection of Legal Documentss1790-1844 MSS 78-6
- The John M. Woolsey Collection of Legal Documents, 1790-1844MSS 78-6
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