DescriptionRoger B. Taney Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, two-sided, 5" x 8", Washington, D.C., October 29, 1859. Roger Taney was the twelfth United States Attorney General and the fifth Chief Justice of the United States, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864.
Chief Justice Taney writes to Associate Justice John McLean to discuss an unidentified case. In part: "I had not receive [sic] your letter until this morning, and had not before seen the opinion of Judge Nelson. It appears to me however to be right, & in conformity with the intentions of the Supreme Court when the rule was adopted. I so understood it at the time, and supposed it was so understood by the members of the Court." Signed "R.B. Taney." Letter is lightly age toned and in fine condition.
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