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CHIEF JUSTICE ROGER B. TANEY - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT TWICE SIGNED - HFSID 4458

Legal document written and signed by Roger B. Taney, on a debt relating to a parcel of land. This document was written before he became Attorney General of the United States and, later, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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ROGER B. TANEY
Legal document written and signed by Roger B. Taney, on a debt relating to a parcel of land. This document was written before he became Attorney General of the United States and, later, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Autograph Document Signed twice: "R.B. Taney Ptffs Atty", and "Roger Brooke Taney" in text, 1p, 8x12½. [Frederick County, Maryland], no date. Begins: "John Werswill vs Christian Michael Ex[ecuto]r of Ludwick Michael and the said John by Roger Brooke Taney his attorney says...." Concerning a debt relating to 162½ acres of land. Taney's docket signed: "R.B. Taney" appears on verso. Taney (1777-1864, born in Calvert County, Maryland) was educated privately before attending Dickinson College, where he graduated first in his class. Taney apprenticed with an Annapolis lawyer for three years and was admitted to the bar in 1799 when he was 22. After two years as a Federalist member of the Maryland House of Delegates, he began his legal career in earnest in Frederick, Maryland. There, he met Anne Phoebe Charlton Key, the sister of Francis Scott Key, whom he married in January of 1806. This document was written during this early period. Taney, who became one of Maryland's leading lawyers, became an avid supporter of Andrew Jackson after the Federalist Party faded away. In 1831, Jackson appointed Taney as both Attorney General (1831-1833) and acting Secretary of War before naming him Secretary of the Treasury on Sept. 23, 1833. Taney served until June 24, 1834, when his appointment was rejected by the United States Senate. In 1836, after a political change in the makeup of the Senate, Jackson appointed Taney as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Taney served until his death in 1864. Fragile. Horizontal folds, one touches signature. Light ink show through to text from docket on verso. Lightly creased. Docket side shows heavily toned blank panel (no show through) just touches some letters of docketed panel next to it. Otherwise in fine condition.

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