|Creator:||Woolsey, John M.|
|Title:||Addendum to the John M. Woolsey Collection of Legal Documents [a]|
|Parent Collection:||Addendum to the John M. Woolsey Collection of Legal Documents [a]|
|Description:||7 legal documents|
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|Digitized Content:||0 objects|
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Collection Description & Arrangement
The John M. Woolsey Collection is comprised of 15 folders containing historically significant legal documents from 1790 to 1844. This addendum to the original collection contains 7 legal providence documents. Judge John W. Woolsey donated this collection to the UVA Law Library in honor of T. Catesby Jones (UVA Law Alumni, 2003) who has been serving as Chairman of the Alumni Fund for the Department of Law. These items include the records of two cases signed by Samuel Chase, Justice of the United States Supreme Court and signer of the Declaration of Independence. These records were made when Justice Chase presided over the Supreme Court of Maryland. An agreement of arbitration between James Monroe, 5th President of the United States, and Nathan Skinner, entirely in Monroe’s handwriting, is accompanied by 6 papers in this collection. Several of the early documents were written by George Wythe. There is one appeal written by John Marshall and endorsed by Wythe. An autographed letter from Charles Lee, brother of Light Horse Harry Lee is dated April 30, 1790.
Biographical & Historical Information
The John M. Woolsey Collection is comprised of 7 legal providence documents relating to the original collection (MSS 78-6) containing historically significant legal documents from 1795 to 1826.
|Donor Information||Judge John W. Woolsey donated this collection to the UVA Law Library in honor of T. Catesby Jones (UVA Law Alumni, 2003) who has been serving as Chairman of the Alumni Fund for the Department of Law.|
- Receipt signed by John Littlejohn and J. Marshall, May 13, 1795.
- Agreement between James Monroe and Nathan Skinner to submit a dispute to arbitration, October 25, 1823.
- Nathan and Peter Skinner to James Monroe, September 8, 1824.
- Agreement with Nathan Skinner signed by James Monroe and Hugh Holmes, November, 1824.
- Summons for Nathan Skinner to appear in court, May 9, 1825
- Nathan Skinner to James Monroe; oath regarding delivery of this letter signed by J. Bayly, September 4, 1826.
- Deposition taken from Joseph Hill, Joseph Chancy, and Joshua and Caleb Dodson in Monroe v. Skinner, October 16, 1826.
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