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Habeas Corpus: The Proceedings in the Case of John Merryman, of Baltimore County, Maryland, before the Hon. Roger Brooke Taney, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Roger Brooke Taney issues an opinion on whether the President of the United States may suspend the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
History of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Second Regiment, Bucktail Brigade
Considered one of the best regimental histories of the civil war, Chamberlin records the actions and characters of his regiment, the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania
Dr. Robert C. Smedley gives an account of Underground Railroad operations in southeastern Pennsylvania. (His work was published posthumously.)
Horatio Collins King, Civil War Journal (1864-1865)
The divisional quartermaster under General Sheridan, Horatio Collins King keeps a personal journal during the last year of the Civil War, recording cavalry activities in the Shenandoah Valley, and later...
Horatio Collins King, Journal (1865-1869)
Horatio Collins King details his life in post-war New York City society, including his work as a lawyer, his second marriage and honeymoon at Niagara Falls, and a trip to Nebraska aboard the new Union...
Horatio King, Personal Journal (1858-1859)
Horatio Collins King records his thoughts and activities of his daily life in the first year after his graduation from Dickinson College.
I Was a Co-ed
Elizabeth Anna Low, Class of 1891, recounts memories of her experiences as one of the first women to attend Dickinson College and its preparatory school.
Indika. The Country and the People of India and Ceylon
Having traveled several times to the sub-continent as a supervisor of Methodist missions abroad, Bishop John F. Hurst, a talented and diligent observer and student, provides a detailed view of India and...
Introductory Lecture of Thomas Cooper, The
Two days after joining the faculty of Dickinson College, Thomas Cooper delivers an exhaustive lecture on chemistry before the students and the Board of Trustees. This lecture is probably among the earliest...
James Buchanan Correspondence (1819-1866)
In these nearly 200 letters of James Buchanan, written between 1827 and 1860, the life-long public servant and 15th President of the United States discusses with friends and colleagues important political,...
John Dickinson Correspondence (1776-1807)
These letters of John Dickinson, the "Penman of the Revolution," are written between 1776 and 1807 to prominent individuals in the Continental Army and in Delaware and Pennsylvania politics. Topics range...
John Taylor Cuddy Correspondence (1861-1864)
In this collection of 77 letters, Union volunteer Private John Cuddy writes from various locations throughout the North and South to his family and friends in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, from 1861...
Josephine Brunyate Meredith Scrapbook, 1901-1903
Josephine Brunyate (Class of 1901) presented this scrapbook to Jessie C. Bowers upon her graduation from Dickinson College in 1903. Meredith later worked at Dickinson as an English Professor and Dean of...
Lectures on the Elements of Political Economy
A champion of the new "Classical" economics, Thomas Cooper publishes his University of South Carolina lectures from one of the first full courses in Political Economy taught in America.
Letter from an American Now Resident in London, to a Member of Parliament, on the Subject of the Restraining Proclamation; and Containing Strictures on Lord Sheffield's Pamphlet on the Commerce of the American States, A
William Bingham, one of the wealthiest men in the newly independent America, pleads for the mutual benefit of the full freedom of trade between the United States and Great Britain.
Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania: To the Inhabitants of the British Colonies
In a series of fourteen letters widely published in late 1767 and early 1768, John Dickinson counsels leaders on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean on the economic folly and unconstitutionality of new British...
Letters of Fabius, in 1788, on the Federal Constitution; and in 1797 on the Present Situation of Public Affairs, The
John Dickinson pens two series of letters under the pseudonym "Fabius." The first series appears in 1788, to rally support for the ratification of the new United States Constitution. In the second series,...
Letters on the Slave Trade: First Published in Wheeler's Manchester Chronicle; and Since Re-Printed with Additions and Alterations
In four letters first published in a Manchester, England newspaper, Thomas Cooper writes about the evils of the African Slave Trade
Life and Letters of the Rev. John M'Clintock
George Crooks weaves together the life of a Methodist pastor, educator, and advocate of emancipation with words drawn from his journals and letters. This biography follows John McClintock's life chronologically...
Life and Literature in the Fatherland
John F. Hurst, the young Methodist pastor, recounts his years in northern Germany between 1866 and 1871 where he served as a theological tutor, and later director, in the Methodist Mission Institute there....
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