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 11 Collections and/or Records:
Chase writes for a complete copy of the verdict of Carrington v. W. Lytle.
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.
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.