Chase, Salmon Portland, 1808-1873
- Existence: 1808 - 1873
Salmon P. Chase was born on January 13, 1808 in Cornish, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1826 after which he studied law under Attorney General William Wirt before establishing a legal practice in Cincinnati. He became an anti-slavery activist and frequently defended fugitive slaves in court. Chase served as the sixth Chief Justice of the United States (1864-1873) and the 23rd Governor of Ohio (1856-1860). He also represented Ohio in the United States Senate, and served as the 25th United States Secretary of the Treasury (1861-1864). Chase died on May 7, 1873.
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Chase writes for a complete copy of the verdict of Carrington v. W. Lytle.
Letter from Edwib Stanton McMasters in Washington, DC to Salmn Portland Chase, sending an extract relative to the illicit trade in Alaska from the report of Jefferson C. Davis.
Letter from John Archibald Campbell to Mr. Salmon Portland Chase with a reference to letter to Mr. ? who has just returned to New Orleans.
Certificate of the election of Sidney Edgerton to the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, signed by Salmon P. Chase as Governor.
Letter to Chase's cousin Dr. Joseph A. Denison, Jr. in Royalton, Vermont discussing Chase's positive views on his native New England. Also includes a gentleman's promissory note, payable on demand, for one hundred dollars.
Salmon P. Chase (1808-1873), politican and judge. Dartmouth College Class of 1826. The collection contains letters written by Salmon P. Chase while a student at Dartmouth College as well as later correspondence. Correspondents include Benjamin Franklin Wade, Caleb B. Smith, Asa Dodge Smith, William Pitt Fessenden, Zedekiah Smith Barstow and William Turner Coggeshall.
Letter from Salmon Portland Chase in Washington, DC to Associate Justice Samuel Nelson in Brooklyn, New York in which he mentions the trial of Jefferson Davis and refers to impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson. Includes typescript transcript.
Three pages of notes from Chief-Justice Salmon Portland Chase on the trial of President Johnson. Includes two affidavits signed by James H. Embry and James D. Maher, testifying to the documents authenticity.
Chase summons his wagon to Silver Springs at 5 O'clock.
Informs sender that his letter was forwarded to the Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. McCulloch.
Chase writes to friend John Halliburton of the loss he feels at the departure of his mentor, US Attorney General William Wirt, and his family for Baltimore.
Chase writes a custom official in Maine to charge two suspected Confederate vessels, the "Alice Bale" and the "Peter Marcy", with alien tonnage duties upon arrival in his port from Liverpool, England.
Salmon Chase notifies Andrew Jamieson of the change in value of the invoice valuation permit fee on shipments from insurrectionary districts. This change will occur beginning on April 1, 1864.
Writes that he is O.K. with the Secretary of War taking charge of persons and property behind Union lines in the absence of Congessional legislation.
Writes to a newspaper editor about publishing opposition to the Kansas/Nebaska bill and the creation of a democratic party opposed to slavery.