Bayard Papers, 1672-1929, MS 109,

Finding Aid to the Bayard Papers, 1672-1929, MS 109

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection Summary

 

Title

Bayard Papers, 1705-1895

Creator

John Eager Howard

Call number

MS 109

Inclusive dates

1672-1929

Bulk dates

1672-1929

Extent

4 boxes

Abstract

Land papers, business papers, and correspondence of the Bayard, Eager and Howard families.

Administrative Summary

 

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

 

Accession number

 

Processing note

Finding Aid created by Lorelei Bidwell, June 2014

 

 

Scope and Content

 

The collection consists mainly of last will and testaments, land papers, business (political) papers, and correspondence of the Bayard, Eager and Howard families. The authors and/or receivers of these letters begin with John Eager Howard (1752-1827) followed by his sons William, George and Benjamin (predominately) and ending with Richard H. Bayard and his relatives. The subjects of these letters range from John E. Howard’s time as the United States Senator of Maryland, his involvement in the Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill, Robert Goodloe Harper to his constituents regarding various treaties and elections,  and the case of W. David S. Barnum which Benjamin C. Howard was involved in. There are also a few letters written by United States Presidents George Washington, John Quincy Adams and Secretary of State Daniel Webster. 

Container List

 

Contents

Dates

Box

Folder

The last Will and Testament of George Eager.

December 22, 1705

1

1

The last Will and Testament of Thomas Eager, the eldest son of George Eager.

April 17, 1708

1

2

The last Will and Testament of John Eager, the third and youngest son of George Eager.

April 10, 1722

1

3

Certificate for the land known as David’s Fancy including survey information.

November 1, 1738

1

4

David’s Fancy (land plot) deduction of title from David Williams to John Moales Encheat.

ca. September 29, 1750

1

5

Patent to enlarge Lunn’s Lot granted to Cornelius Howard.

March 25, 1763

1

6

Bill to enlarge Baltimore Town in Baltimore County proposed by Cornelius Howard.

November 26, 1765

1

7

Matthew Tilghman, President of the Annapolis Convention, to John E. Howard of Baltimore County informing him to enroll thirty “Freemen to act as Militia for this Province” and he will act as Captain.

June 25, 1776

1

8

Delegates of the United States to John Eager Howard, appointing him Major in the Fourth Maryland Regiment in the United States Army. Signed by John Hancock. (Photocopy)

April 10, 1777

1

9

The last Will and Testament of Cornelius Howard.

May 18, 1777

1

10

John E. Howard bill to Stephen Shelmerdine.

June 1777

1

11

Receipt from Stephen Shelmerdine to Captain Howard for a pair of pistols.

May 23, 1780

1

12

Survey of Adam Morris Land.

August 2, 1780

1

13

Colonel John E. Howard to Colonel John Gunby explaining the circumstances at Hobkirk’s Hill.

March 22, 1782

1

14

Nathanael Greene to John E. Howard asking about Howard’s matrimonial pursuits and then discussing the war, “Adams and Howard don’t agree at all…”

June 6, 1782

1

15

Deed from Charles Carroll of Carrollton to Philip Hall.

November 2, 1782

1

16

John E. Howard notes on the battle of Hobkirk’s Hill and Guilford Court House.

ca. 1782

1

17

John E. Howard to unknown individual concerning the battle of Cowpens, Hobkirk’s Hill and Guilford Court House for the history which the individual was compiling.

ca. 1782

1

18

Horatio Gates to John E. Howard introducing him to an acquaintance by the name of Dr. Tillotson (?).

July 1, 1784

1

19

R. Pindell to John E. Howard apologizing for taking so long in repaying him and explaining his unfortunate circumstances.

October 29, 1785

1

20

Harry Dorsey Gough, President of the Agriculture and Farming Society, to John E. Howard requesting his presence at the first meeting.

January 31, 1786

1

21

Three documents pertaining to Aaron Ross. The first was an Oath of Allegiance to the State of Delaware witnessed by William Alfred, the second a renewal of the oath stated March 26, 1792, and finally a short sketch of Ross’s oath’s enabling him to purchase land.

February 15, 1787

1

22

Henry Ward Pearce bond to Robert Hangley (?).

April 3, 1787

1

23

John E. Howard’s draft of acceptance speech for Governor.

September 14, 1788

1

24

General Assembly to John E. Howard notifying him of his election to Governor.

November 21, 1788

1

25

Colonel W. Washington to John E. Howard stating that he hopes to visit him in Baltimore.

July 14, 1789

1

26

George Washington to John E. Howard (photocopy) presenting him a medal for his conduct in the battle of Cowpens.

March 25, 1790

1

27

Edward Carrington to John E. Howard introducing him to Reverend William Thomas Davies.

May 16, 1791

1

28

W. Washington to John E. Howard introducing his friend H. McCall.

July 13, 1791

1

29

John Den et al. vs. John E. Howard and Thomas Fen Lee. Judgment states “Casual Ejection…”

March 1792

1

30

Benjamin Chew to his son-in-law John E. Howard discussing land surveys and a William Brown.

January 22, 1794

1

31

Government and Council to John E. Howard notifying him of his appointment to Major General in the Militia.

May 27, 1794

1

32

John E. Howard to his father-in-law Benjamin Chew speaking of an anonymous individual who wished to appoint him to a “certain office” and stating his reasons for his hesitation to accept.

November 22, 1795

1

33

George Washington to Benjamin Chew (photocopy) offering him “compliments and thanks” for reading a letter.

November 25, 1795

1

34

Robert G. Harper to his constituents discussing various legislations including the Spanish Treaty and bills regarding quantity of land.

March 9, 1796

1

35

Robert G. Harper to Lieutenant (?) Wilson discussing recent negotiations regarding a treaty between Great Britain and the United States.

April 10, 1796

1

36

Robert G. Harper to his constituents describing the votes taken for and against the Resolution to proceed with the Treaty with Great Britain on April 30, 1796.

May 2, 1796

1

37

Louisa Gilmor to her son William Gilmor hoping he is enjoying India, speaking of his father’s improving health and the passing of a Mrs. Pringle.

June 28, 1796

1

38

Robert G. Harper to his constituents discussing the election of the President and Vice President, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

January 5, 1797

1

39

Robert G. Harper to his constituents discussing the speeches given by Adams and Jefferson at their inauguration and “several important bills” passed by Congress.

March 13, 1797

1

40

Robert G. Harper to his constituents discussing the impeachment of William Blount, a senator from Tennessee, their affairs with the French, and measures of defense being proposed.

July 24, 1797

1

41

Jonathan Mifflin to Richard Bassett asking him what had become of the business bond between Mifflin and Timothy Caldwell.

February 11, 1798

1

42

Robert G. Harper to his constituents discussing the receiving of intelligence from their commissioners in France.

March 9, 1798

1

43

Robert G. Harper to his constituents discussing the government’s decision to discard negotiations with France and their preparation “for defending, by arms, the rights and honour of the country.”

July 23, 1798

1

44

Affidavit written by F. Thomas stating that the letter written by Colonel Howard was published in the public papers without his knowledge and that Thomas did so in order to serve the government and not for any one “particular” person.

August 5, 1798

1

45

Benjamin Chew to his son-in-law John E. Howard discussing the stories in the Baltimore papers regarding Howard, General Smith and Captain [Donald G.] Mitchell.

August 7, 1798

1

46

Robert G. Harper to John E. Howard in response to his request for Harper’s certificate concerning the conversation between the President and General Smith that he learned of through Mr. Bayard of Delaware.

August 7, 1798

1

47

Henry Latimer to John E. Howard in response to his letter to Mr. Bayard who was not expected home until the following week and thus Howard should not expect a response regarding the General Smith matter until then.

August 9, 1798

1

48

Uriah Tracy to John E. Howard repeating what he had heard from Captain Donald G. Mitchell (then deceased from yellow fever) concerning the opinions on giving in to the French expressed by General Smith at President Adams’ table.

August 14, 1798

1

49

H. Matthews to John E. Howard with his thoughts on the situation with General Smith.

August 17, 1798

1

50

Jeremiah Wadsworth to John E. Howard relating what he could recall from the conversation held at the President’s table regarding General Smith.

August 17, 1798

1

51

Uriah Tracy to John E. Howard with more recollections concerning the Smith issue. He described, as Mitchell had relayed to him, the conversation between John Adams and General Smith. Smith wanting to pay the French rather than go to war disappointed Adams greatly.

August 18, 1798

1

52

Philip Nicklin to John E. Howard sharing his opinion on the Smith issue and other information regarding the Ship Louis.

August 20, 1798

1

53

Henry Latimer to John E. Howard again notifying him of Bayard’s absence due to visiting his sister and confirming that the Colonel Wadsworth present at the President’s table was from Connecticut not Massachusetts.

August 22, 1798

1

54

J.A. Bayard to John E. Howard expressing his reluctance to become involved in the dispute between Howard and Smith, but finding no reason to share his remembrances of what had occurred.

August 30, 1798

1

55

James McHenry to John E. Howard stating that he would write to Bayard to request he relate what occurred at the table to Howard.

September 3, 1798

1

56

F. Thomas to John E. Howard discussing his efforts to obtain a certificate from Baer stating what he witnessed at the President’s table.

September 5, 1798

1

57

F. Thomas to John E. Howard complimenting him on his recent publication stating the “truth” of what General Smith said.

September 12, 1798

1

58

Robert G. Harper to his constituents discussing his reasons for approving of the “Alien and Sedition bills.”

February 10, 1799

1

59

Robert G. Harper to his constituents providing a sketch of the “principal acts of Congress during the session which closed on the 3d…” including adding ships to the navy and a man by the name of Hedouville who was planning to invade the southern states.

March 20, 1799

1

60

Receipt of James A. Bayard in the amount of $1,608 for a tract of land (Charles Heath land) sold and signed by Maxwell Bines, Sheriff of New Castle County.

December 27, 1799

1

61

Robert G. Harper to his constituents discussing recent intelligence obtained concerning the state of the French government.

April 7, 1800

1

62

Receipt of James A. Bayard in the amount of $4,566.67 for a tract of land containing four hundred and thirteen acres.

April 14, 1800

1

63

John E. Howard certificate of lot purchase in St. Paul’s Cemetery (no. 59) signed by Joseph G.J. Bend, President of the Vestry of St. Paul’s Parish.

April 29, 1800

1

64

Robert G. Harper to his constituents discussing the “Bankrupt Act.”

May 15, 1800

1

65

John Marshall to Richard Bassett (two photocopies) extending a compliment from the President of the United States for his services as a Circuit Judge.

February 21, 1801

1

66

Robert G. Harper to his constituents describing the recent presidential election of Thomas Jefferson.

February 24, 1801

1

67

Robert G. Harper to his constituents discussing the treaty with France.

February 26, 1801

1

68

Receipt of John Cochrin in the amount of $39.70 towards Poor Road and the state tax on his estate signed by Solomon Underwood.

March 9, 1801

1

69

The last Will and Testament of Solomon Hershey.

November 5, 1801

1

70

United States senatorial appointments.

No Date [1802?]

1

71

J.A. Bayard to unknown individual speaking of an accident which had happened to his children, retrieving the interest on the individual’s stock and matters pertaining to the Senate and Circuit Court.

April 24, 1802

1

72

Birth certificate of John Eager Howard and his brother Cornelius Howard signed by James Howard, Register of St. Thomas Parish.

May 28, 1803

1

73

Abstract from the Registry of St. Paul’s Parish listing the births, deaths, and a marriage of the Eager family certified by Samuel Cole.

May 28, 1803

1

74

Receipt for deed from Benjamin Hersey to James A. Bayard to be recorded in the Land Records of Cecil County, signed by John R. Kirk

June 8, 1803

1

75

Agreement on relinquishing a part of the Bouchell estate as way of payment to Thomas Whitherspoon, by Jesse Higgins and John, Skyler, and Peter Bouchell.

March 23, 1804

1

76

Receipt for deed of ninety nine acres, from John and Peter Bouchell and their wives to James A. Bayard, signed by Jo Baxter.

August 9, 1804

1

77

Receipt of County Tax for James A. Bayard for the year 1804.

February 2, 1805

1

78

Notes on the trial, Richard Bassett vs. Mary and Edward Oldham.

August 1805 – May 1806

1

79

“An Old Soldier” to James Calhoun with observations respecting the Markel House resolutions.

February 6, 1809

1

80

F. Thomas to John E. Howard speaking of the death of Stephen Shelmerdine and his expressing “displeasure” with Howard before his death for “declining to pay him twenty guineas.”

May 21, 1809

1

81

Observations on the appointment of a senator to represent the state of Maryland.

May 22, 1809

1

82

John E. Howard to [F. Thomas] in response to his previous letter, providing evidence against Shelmerdine’s accusation and stating the loan had been settled if there had been one at all.

May 26, 1809

1

83

Valedictory speech of Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, upon his graduation from Princeton University.

1809

1

84

Benjamin Chew to his brother-in-law John E. Howard speaking of the sum of two hundred dollars which his sister Philips was repaying Howard, the health of his sister Margaret and other familial matters.

July 25, 1812

1

85

Charles Carroll to John E. Howard discussing payments made through the Bank of Maryland and if more should be required of Carroll, for Howard to contact a Mr. Wilson.

August 1, 1812

1

86

Marian Gilmor to her husband William Gilmor regarding her time visiting family in Virginia and asking him to join them soon.

ca. 1808-1812

1

87

Caleb Merryman to John E. Howard speaking of a tankard belonging to Howard that he had kept in his possession for some years but had now left it with a General Ridgley for Howard to pick it up.

April 23, 1813

1

88

Andrew Bayard to L. Lewis expressing his sentiments on the improper use of extracts from Mr. [J.A.] Bayard’s letters used in Lewis’s paper.

September 26, 1814

1

89

Robert Mills to Robert Gilmor discussing ideas proposed for the monument to be erected in Howard’s Park.

November 7, 1814

1

90

Robert Gilmor to John E. Howard sharing the information regarding the monument given to him by Mr. Mills.

November 16, 1814

1

91

Robert Gilmor to John E. Howard discussing the first meeting of the Washington Monument building committee.

March 30, 1815

1

92

J.A. Buchanan, chairman of the building committee for the Washington Monument, to John E. Howard accepting his offer of a site on which to erect it.

April 14, 1815

1

93

Certificate from “La Société D’Agriculture” presented to J.A. Bayard as an honorary member.

1815

1

94

“Exposition Publique de la D’Agriculture et de Botanique de la Ville de Gand.”

February 6, 1816

1

95

Jane Gilmor to her father William Gilmor discussing her successes in school, particularly with her study of Virgil and Shakespeare.

October 30, 1816

1

96

Jane Gilmor to her father William Gilmor asking him to come up to one of her concerts and then complains about receiving “too many lessons” from Miss Frances. 

ca. November 14, 1816

1

97

Jane Gilmor to her father William Gilmor further discussing her success in school, particularly in history. She also discusses school prizes.

ca. April 12, 1817

1

98

Recommendation letter for Jane Gilmore written by her teacher William Staughton.

May 22, 1817

1

99

William H. Crawford, Secretary of Treasury, to John E. Howard et al. enquiring as to whether or not Captain J.A. Webster would be a good appointment for the position of Reverence Caller for Baltimore.

August 25, 1819

2

1

John E. Howard to William H. Crawford in reply to his previous letter (see above).

September 9, 1819

2

2

Census for the household of John E. Howard, including slaves.

August 1, 1820

2

3

A. Garden to John E. Howard discussing his conflict with Judge Johnson regarding his publication on the life of General Greene.

June 11, 1822

2

4

John E. Howard to William Johnson notifying him of his having read his first volume on the life of General Greene and stating corrections that must be made in case of a second edition.

June 14, 1822

2

5

John E. Howard to Major A. Garden in reply to his previous letter informing him that he had sent corrections to Johnson as he had promised.

June 18, 1822

2

6

Recommendation letter fro Sophie Josephina Roussel written by Albert Gallatin.

May 15, 1823

2

7

John E. Howard to his son Benjamin C. Howard discussing a possible bill to be passed by the Garrison Forrest Academy which called for the collection of taxes “for the support of education.”

February 8, 1825

2

8

Henry Lee to John E. Howard asking for permission to publish extracts from his letters.

March 2, 1826

2

9

Henry Lee to John E. Howard thanking him for his permission (certificate) to publish his letters and mentioning General Lawders, son-in-law of Judge William Johnson.

March 9, 1826

2

10

Henry Lee to John E. Howard thanking him again for his continued cooperation in aiming to correct Johnson’s work on General Lee.

March 13, 1826

2

11

Henry Lee to John E. Howard further discussing the situation with Johnson and mentioning A. Garden’s assistance as well.

April 19, 1826

2

12

Henry Lee to John E. Howard thanking him for his suggestions, and mentioning a Corporal Cooper who Garden had first mentioned to him.

May 10, 1826

2

13

Henry Lee to John E. Howard speaking of individuals named Oldhouse and Handy, and letters between Howard and Lee’s father.

May 11, 1826

2

14

Henry Lee to John E. Howard mentioning a letter from Judge Johnson to Howard that he had recently uncovered.

May 12, 1826

2

15

Henry Lee to John E. Howard stating that he has adopted most of Howard’s corrections.

ca. May 1826

2

16

Henry Lee to John E. Howard notifying him that a second edition was to be published. Paid for by Colonel Finnick of the United States Artillery.

ca. May 1826

2

17

Henry Lee to John E. Howard asking if he knew about a particular letter between General Lee and a Colonel Laurens.

ca. 1826

2

18

John E. Howard to Colonel Timothy Pickering discussing the battle of Germantown.

January 29, 1827

2

19

Timothy Pickering to John E. Howard in reply to his previous letter (see above).

February 7, 1827

2

20

Timothy Pickering to John E. Howard mentioning his previous letter and lack of reply from Howard, who was ill at the time.

April 27, 1827

2

21

Timothy Pickering to John E. Howard again referring to his letter of February and asking Howard for a reply as soon as he is well.

August 9, 1827

2

22

W.S. Keat (W. Skeat?) to Benjamin C. Howard sending his condolences for the death of his father.

ca. October 1827

2

23

Draught of John E. Howard’s last Will and Testament.

October 8, 1827

2

24

The last Will and Testament of John E. Howard.

October 9, 1827

2

25

Obituary of John E. Howard in the Baltimore Gazette.

October 15, 1827

2

26

John Quincy Adams to Howard family offering his condolences for the death of John E. Howard (photocopy).

October 15, 1827

2

27

Memorandum of the last illness of John E. Howard written by his son Benjamin C. Howard.

November 11, 1827

2

28

Preamble and resolution by the South Carolina House of Representatives on the death of John E. Howard.

January 23, 1828

2

29

Final copy of the resolutions made by the South Carolina House of Representatives on the death of John E. Howard.

January 25, 1828

2

30

E.S. Davis to John Taylor stating that he did not “see the necessity of sending the resolutions (regarding death of John E. Howard) to the senate” believing the House of Representatives were the most “competent and appropriate body” to make such resolutions.

January 30, 1828

2

31

E.S. Davis to George Howard, son of John E. Howard, concerning the resolutions made upon the death of his father by the House of Representatives of South Carolina.

February 8, 1828

2

32

Joseph Kent to George Howard, son of John E. Howard, concerning the resolutions made on the death of his father and expressing his condolences.

May 3, 1828

2

33

Resolution of the General Assembly of Maryland on the death of John E. Howard.

October 3, 1828

2

34

John Taylor to E.S. Howard concerning the resolutions made on the death of John E. Howard.

ca. 1828

2

35

Notes/biographical sketch of John E. Howard by unknown individual.

ca. 1828

2

36

“Memoirs of John Eager Howard” by unknown individual.

ca. 1828

2

37

John S. Sellman to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, concerning the case of W. Barnum.

January 27, 1829

2

38

William Howard to his brother Benjamin C. Howard concerning the proposal to conduct the railroad into Baltimore and across Jones’ Falls.

March 5, 1829

2

39

John C. Calhoun to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, introducing his relative James L. Calhoun of the United States Navy (photocopy).

March 15, 1829

2

40

Roger B. Taney opinion on Methodist Episcopal Church of Baltimore burial ground proposed by the late John E. Howard in a deed to Philip Rogers in 1791.

May 18, 1829

2

41

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, concerning Washington Square.

July 3, 1829

2

42

William Howard, son of John E. Howard, to Robert Gilmor in reply to his previous letter (see above) concerning Washington Square.

July 9, 1829

2

43

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, discussing a payment (?) left at Howard’s hotel in Washington.

December 29, 1829

2

44

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, discussing payments (?).

December 31, 1829

2

45

Extract of letter from Charles C. Harper to J.H.B. Latrobe concerning Charles X of France and his predicament with his ministry.

ca. 1829

2

46

Roger B. Taney to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, congratulating him on the election of the State Executives.

January 8, 1830

2

47

Samuel O. Hoffman to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, seeking his advice upon the case of Sarah Barnum who was seeking a divorce from her husband. 

January 17, 1830

2

48

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, discussing the transfer of dividends to his heirs.

January 17, 1830

2

49

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, discussing funds transferred to Jane, Ann and Louisa.

January 18, 1830

2

50

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, concerning a deed he wanted drawn up for property he inherited from his father.

January 19, 1830

2

51

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, telling him that Mr. Israel would not be pleased with his response and asking if there were a way to draw up a deed without executors.

January 21, 1830

2

52

Samuel D. Ingham to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding information Howard had given him.

January 21, 1830

2

53

Roger B. Taney to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, informing him of the “movements of Barnum and his friends…”

January 23, 1830

2

54

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, telling him that he believes he will have to join in the aforementioned deed (see letters above).

January 24, 1830

2

55

Samuel O. Hoffman to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, discussing the case of W. Barnum and R.B. Taney’s desire to recall all the witnesses from Annapolis.

January 26, 1830

2

56

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, discussing the deed, a situation between a Hayne and Webster and the petition of W. Barnum.

January 27, 1830

2

57

Charles Howard to his brother Benjamin C. Howard discussing his and their brother George’s summons to testify against their judge (Barnum) and his opinions on the “infamous pamphlet.”

January 27, 1830

2

58

I.S. Nicholas to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, discussing the petition and wishing Howard luck with his railroad bill.

January 27, 1830

2

59

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, stating that Hoffman “tells mistakes” and describing a visit he had from Barnum.

January 31, 1830

2

60

House of Delegates to Ronald Dorsey et al asking them to confirm or deny the existence of the petition in favor of granting the Barnum divorce. On back, the men answered in the affirmative.

February 27, 1830

2

61

T. Jenifer to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, with a letter “inclosed” [sic] (not included) and telling Howard he could use it as he pleases but hopes that he will not have the need to.

March 7, 1830

2

62

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, speaking of a Robert and his correspondence with Johnson and a property situation in which he believes the owner is too young to have at “an active disposal.”

March 8, 1830

2

63

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, speaking of fees owed to Roger B. Taney and how he wishes to pay them as soon as possible.

March 8, 1830

2

64

James N. Millbourne to John H.B. Latrobe asking for his argument (copy of his notes) on the petition/case of W. David S. Barnum for a publication of the proceedings he is working on.

March 10, 1830

2

65

J.H.B. Latrobe to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding the testimony of a Mr. Millbourne who Latrobe believed was just a “screen” for a Mr. McCulloh.

March 11, 1830

2

66

J. Meredith to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, also regarding Millbourne’s testimony for Barnum’s divorce case.

March 11, 1830

2

67

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, also regarding Millbourne’s testimony.

March 16, 1830

2

68

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, speaking of land in New York and dividing the proceeds among its previous owners.

March 17, 1830

2

69

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, again regarding the land in New York.

March 21, 1830

2

70

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, discussing an account and the payments to be made to them by Sarah Barnum (nee Gilmore).

March 22, 1830

2

71

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, further discussing the land situation in New York.

March 27, 1830

2

72

A.C. Macomb to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding Lieutenant Baxley’s service in Baltimore.

April 7, 1830

2

73

Charles Howard to his brother Benjamin C. Howard regarding balances owed by Benjamin towards the Galloway Estate he shared with a Mr. Maxey. 

April 8, 1830

2

74

Charles Howard to his brother Benjamin C. Howard regarding the petition for paving by a Mr. Berry.

April 21, 1830

2

75

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, listing their current “executorship.”

April 27, 1830

2

76

James Howard to his brother Benjamin C. Howard regarding the Susquehanna Railroad Stock.

May 10, 1830

2

77

Lieutenant J.M. Baxley to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding a letter he received from General Macomb on the subject of his being “relieved.”

May 10, 1830

2

78

Colonel William Steuart to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, asking him to reconsider his resignation from Grand Master of their [Freemasons] fraternity.

May 15, 1830

2

79

John McKim Jr. to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding the process used by chemical plants to produce indigo.

May 15, 1830

2

80

Benedict Joseph Semmes to Benjamin C. Howard and Elias Brown regarding a matter with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

May 29, 1830

2

81

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, requiring his signature for the sale of his stocks of some estate in a private sale.

October 13, 1830

2

82

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding Benjamin’s wife’s (Jane) Legacy account.

October [14], 1830

2

83

Mary G. and Anne S. Maxey to their cousin Benjamin C. Howard releasing him from all responsibility to them once they come of age regarding a sum of five thousand five hundred dollars which was supposed to be left them by their grandmother.

December 21, 1830

2

84

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, asking him and his family over for Christmas dinner.

December 22, 1830

2

85

Charles Howard to his brother Benjamin C. Howard regarding bank dues and a petition plat concerning their lots around “the square.”

December 27, 1830

2

86

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding stocks, the Treasury Department and expenditures of legislature.

March 4, 1832

3

1

Benjamin C. Howard to his wife Jane Howard speaking of his time in Washington with their daughter Julia, a gift he got for her uncle, his railroad proposition and how much he misses her.

March 16, 1832

3

2

Reverdy Johnson to Charles Carroll et al. informing them that he would not be able to meet with them that afternoon.

ca. April 7, 1832

3

3

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, speaking of W.M. Lane’s health, the “money market” and Maryland delegates.

April 11, 1832

3

4

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding Howard’s recent absence from the House, a payment to the Hibernia(n) Society and a discussion in Circuit Court “respecting the money recovered by David Hoffman.”

April 17, 1832

3

5

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding his poor health and money owed him by Maxey.

April 18, 1832

3

6

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding a vote Howard made respecting a charter making him “soundly condemned.”

June 14, 1832

3

7

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, further discussing Howard’s unpopular vote and what Gilmor has tried to do to defend him.

June 16, 1832

3

8

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, again discussing Howard’s unpopular vote and trying to understand and respect his opinions.

June 23, 1832

3

9

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, describing to him what some of the other House members are saying, i.e. how “they will not vote for you again,” etc.

July 11, 1832

3

10

Elijah Hayward to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, concerning warrants amounting to four thousand that were found to his father from the War Department around 1800.

July 26, 1832

3

11

Benjamin Chew to his nephew Benjamin C. Howard regarding an execution of Chew’s father’s will, subdividing land lots in Pike, Wayne and Luzerne counties.

August 8, 1832

3

12

Benjamin Chew to his nephew Benjamin C. Howard regarding lots in Pike and Wayne counties, specifically lot number eighteen, containing one thousand and twenty acres. Chew also states that deeds will soon be drawn and that Benjamin and his brother must choose a representative to trust it with.

August 31, 1832

3

13

Mrs. [Juliana Chew] Nicklin to her nephew Benjamin C. Howard regarding their share of the “Wayne Lands” and asking Howard for “the last dividend that became due in July last.”

September 1, 1832

3

14

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, concerning the statements of a W.M. Lane and a Mr. Walsh, giving Howard, according to Gilmor, a sense of justice regarding his past bank vote.

December 11, 1832

3

15

Robert Gilmor to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, discussing the “3 cent affair” among other bank matters.

December 14, 1832

3

16

Charles Carroll to Richard H. Bayard regarding a visit he had from F. Sehley (Sekley?) [sic].

December 19, 1832

3

17

Richard Caton and John McTavish to Harriett [Chew] Carroll regarding the last Will and Testament of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

January 25, 1833

3

18

John McTavish to Richard H. Bayard regarding the propositions Bayard proposed concerning the estate of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

March 13, 1833

3

19

John McTavish to Richard H. Bayard regarding a proposition he forgot to answer in the previous document (see above).

March 13, 1833

3

20

Richard Caton to Richard H. Bayard regarding his previous propositions and telling him that they are “impracticable.”

March 16, 1833

3

21

Amendments to the last Will and Testament of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

ca. March 1833

3

22

Memorandum on the settlement of differences regarding the estate of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

August 27, 1833

3

23

Benjamin Chew to his nephew Benjamin C. Howard discussing his recent injury where upon he jumped from his carriage after his horses were frightened and other familial matters such as Howard’s father’s dealings in politics.

September 28, 1833

3

24

Memoranda and other papers on the settlement of Charles Carroll of Carrollton’s estate after his death.

October 5, 1833

3

25

“Papers used in preparing the biography of J[ohn] E[ager] Howard.”

October 1833

3

26

Possible first draft of the sketch of Colonel John E. Howard’s life which appeared in The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans Volume II written by James Herring and James B. Longacre.

ca. 1833

3

27

Reverdy Johnson to Robert Oliver regarding the estate of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

ca. 1833

3

28

John McTavish to Richard H. Bayard concerning a Mr. Wilson and asking Bayard to join them on a certain day.

ca. 1833

3

29

I.R. Jackson to Richard H. Bayard (presumably) regarding Bayard’s current case against a Mr. Benton.

February 13, 1834

3

30

Vice President (at time written) Martin Van Buren to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, stating he has been detained and will not be able to stay with Howard but one day among other subjects (photocopy).

July 1, 1835

3

31

Caleb Cushing to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, thanking him for “interposing on his behalf” and saying that he is now “unwilling to be the cause of delaying the final vote.”

January 31, 1838

3

32

James M. Buchanan to Benjamin C. Howard, so of John E. Howard, regarding Howard’s “speech at the Tomb.”

September 24, 1839

3

33

Daniel F. Webster to I.R. Jackson regarding corrections made to Webster’s father’s Saratoga speech (photocopy).

September 15, 1840

3

34

I.R. Jackson to William H. Harrison inviting him and his family to stay with them during their time in Philadelphia.

December 12, 1840

3

35

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster regarding an article about Webster written by a Mr. Grand for the Algemeine [sic.] and asking permission to publish it in a pamphlet form.

February 2, 1841

3

36

Daniel Webster to I.R. Jackson regarding accuracy in his “Biographical Sketch” before allowing Jackson to print it (photocopy).

February 4, 1841

3

37

Daniel Webster to I.R. Jackson asking for assistance in the purchase of a house (photocopy).

February 12, 1841

3

38

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster in response to the above letter stating that his money is “wholly unavailable” due to its “mode of…investment.”

February 15, 1841

3

39

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster regarding his inability to go to Washington due to sickness in the family and notifying Webster that the sum they had talked about “awaits only your order.”

March 17, 1841

3

40

Daniel Webster to I.R. Jackson asking him to have a check written, not by him, made “payable to bearer” (photocopy).

March 19, 1841

3

41

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster notifying him that he will be in Washington the following Monday or Tuesday at the latest and will bring with him “those papers.”

March 20, 1841

3

42

Daniel Webster to I.R. Jackson notifying him that he would be at his house to dine the following evening and asking him to please “keep this secret” (photocopy).

March 30, 1841

3

43

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster regarding a visit he had to the Department of State where President Harrison told him he was “qualified for the Office of Charge’D’Affaires at Naples.”

April 8, 1841

3

44

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster again regarding the position in Naples.

April 8, 1841

3

45

Daniel Webster to I.R. Jackson asking him to visit in Washington (photocopy).

ca. April 15, 1841

3

46

Daniel Webster to I.R. Jackson asking him to meet with him in Philadelphia (photocopy).

ca. April 28, 1841

3

47

I.R. Jackson to Edward Curtis asking him to pass on a letter to Mr. Webster and complimenting him on his “golden opinions.”

May 10, 1841

3

48

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster asking him to visit once he gets back to the city. Probably the letter mentioned above.

May 10, 1841

3

49

Daniel Webster to unknown individual asking them to go to him at once upon reception of the note (photocopy).

ca. May 19, 1841

3

50

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster regarding a certain “private” conversation.

May 24, 1841

3

51

William W. Corcoran and George W. Riggs to I.R. Jackson notifying him that they received his form with his power of attorney and had showed the Chief Clerk of the Department of State.

May 25, 1841

3

52

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster thanking him for his recommendation for an “appointment” and praising the “diplomatic paper” of a Mr. Fot [sic.].

June 12, 1841

3

53

I.R. Jackson to Daniel F. Webster regarding a gift of “Old Mononguhela” (rum) [sic.] which Jackson had sent along with his letter.

June 12, 1841

3

54

I.R. Jackson power of attorney dealing with business partners William W. Corcoran and George W. Riggs.

ca. 1841

3

55

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster asking him to care for some of his wine including the “Butlers Wine” from Charleston.

ca. 1841

3

56

I.R. Jackson to unknown individual regarding his daughter’s engagement (?).

ca. 1841

3

57

I.R. Jackson to Daniel Webster regarding his appointment to Charge’D’ Affaires.

ca. 1841

3

58

Roger B. Taney to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, notifying him that he had been appointed “Reporter in the Supreme Court of the United States.”

January 26, 1843

3

59

John Quincy Adams to Benjamin C. Howard, son of John E. Howard, regarding an address concerning treaties printed for the people of the United States. Adams stated that the claimants were “incorrect in point and fact” and proceeded to explain to Howard how so (photocopy).

December 4, 1843

3

60

George Rogers and Christian Keener (of the Committee of the Methodist Church) to Benjamin C. Howard regarding the burying grounds on Lombard Street including R.B. Taney’s opinion.

September 17, 1845

3

61

James Buchanan (then Secretary of State) to Benjamin C. Howard regarding the number of copies received at the Department of State of Howard’s fifth volume on “Reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court” (photocopy).

August 16, 1847

3

62

Mary Cooke to Mrs. Bayard asking her to retrieve a working stand, which belonged to her brother, from Lizzie and asking for James’ letters so that they might be destroyed.

October 12, 1847

3

63

Mrs. Bayard to Mary Cooke in response to the above letter, stating Lizzie could never part with “gifts of affection.”

October [13], 1847

3

64

Auguste Dalcour to Lily (E[lizabeth] Bayard) stating how he misses her and speaking of his brother Theodore’s return.

October 29, 1847

3

65

Auguste Dalcour to Richard H. Bayard notifying him of his sickness which renders him unable to return to the United States.

December 17, 1847

3

66

Elizabeth Bayard to Auguste Dalcour expressing her sadness and anger at his lack of response to her letters and thus ending their engagement.

January 4, 1848

3

67

Henry Baring Powel to his mother-in-law Mrs. Richard H. Bayard (Mary Sophia Carroll) asking for forgiveness for his past transgressions.

February 23, 1848

3

68

Richard H. Bayard to Don Francisco de Menezes de Brita do-Rio informing him that due to his lack of “increase of means by promotion in the Diplomatic service” the engagement with Bayard’s daughter was terminated.

March 8, 1848

3

69

Don Francisco de Menezes de Brita do-Rio to Richard H. Bayard in response to the above letter expressing his bafflement of the decision to terminate the engagement and stating that he had done all he could but he must respect their decision.

April 18, 1848

3

70

Benjamin C. Howard to D. Dureall asking to be designated as a member of the Charleston Convention.

January 10, 1860

4

1

Charles Howard to his brother Benjamin C. Howard seeking his aid in finding the “right man for a candidate” for mayor, in particular, Sam Smith.

July 24, 1860

4

2

Extracts from the letters of J. Peterson to his nephew Dr. Henry Peterson, Dr. Whitehead, Philip Reading and his niece Mary Reading, written by Benjamin C. Howard

November 20, 1860

4

3

Philip F. Thomas, Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office, to William G. Howard expressing his pleasure in procuring seeds and cuttings from the sesame tea plant from Howard’s plantation at the foot of the Himalayas.

November 22, 1860

4

4

William W. Hoppin to Benjamin C. Howard regarding Rhode Island’s position and opinion towards Lincoln’s election, slavery and the South.

December 2, 1860

4

5

John P. Kennedy to Benjamin C. Howard regarding slavery and the “Border States.”

December 28, 1860

4

6

Thomas H. Hicks, Governor of Maryland, to Benjamin C. Howard regarding an earlier commission.

January 31, 1861

4

7

B.C. Presstman to Benjamin C. Howard regarding Howard’s recent commission to represent Maryland “in the Conference of the States.”

February 3, 1861

4

8

Charles Howard to his brother Benjamin C. Howard regarding the role Benjamin played in the peace conference as a representative from Maryland.

February 5, 1861

4

9

Vice President of the United States John C. Breckinridge to Benjamin C. Howard stating that he would be happy to see him at the Kirkwood House (photocopy).

February 14, 1861

4

10

John Tyler to Benjamin C. Howard regarding “the journal” from the Peace Convention and asking Howard, if he could, to procure two copies and forward them “without delay” (photocopy).

March 9, 1861

4

11

Benjamin C. Howard to Roger B. Taney regarding his nomination as candidate for Governor of Maryland and thus submitting his resignation from Reporter of the Decisions of the Supreme Court.

September 13, 1861

4

12

Roger B. Taney to Benjamin C. Howard regarding Howard’s resignation (see above) and notifying him that he (Taney) does not have the authority to accept it. It must be approved by the entire court.

September 17, 1861

4

13

Gouverneur Kemble Warren to Benjamin C. Howard regarding the “rebellion of the Cotton States.”

September 30, 1861

4

14

Charles F. Mayer to Benjamin C. Howard regarding “the question of having candidates in the field for a vote in this city…”

October 12, 1861

4

15

Gouverneur Kemble Warren to Benjamin C. Howard congratulating him on “the loss of an election…”

November 10, 1861

4

16

Benjamin C. Howard to William D. McKim regarding a published letter to the president which incriminates his brother Charles Howard and demanding evidence from McKim.

November 16, 1861

4

17

William McKim to Benjamin C. Howard in response to the above letter, apologizing for his “inadvertently” signing the address without first reading it and providing a clipping of a letter to the newspaper he wrote in order to “repair the injury.”

November 19, 1861

4

18

Archibald Stirling to Benjamin C. Howard in response to a note from Howard in which he questions Stirling about the aforementioned address asking whether Stirling meant to include him in his statements. Stirling replied stating that he had no intention of that and thus “made no charge and make no explanation.”

November 30, 1861

4

19

Roger B. Taney to Benjamin C. Howard regarding Howard’s resignation and a motion he proposed which “met with no support from any one.”

December 5, 1861

4

20

Land patent for Lunn’s Lot (200 acres) belonging to Edward Lunne (seven documents).

1672-1688

4

21

Depositions of Lunn’s Lot (four documents).

1713-1754

4

22

Leases and decrees of Howard and Chancey families in Baltimore City (nine documents).

1750-1819

4

23

Miscellaneous documents and fragments including envelopes, a book list, bills, a newspaper clipping, etc.

1752-1929

4

24

Surveys of Lunn’s Lott for expansion (three documents).

1757-1763

4

25

Rent receipt book belonging to Cornelius Howard.

1761-1777

4

26

Notes on Lunn’s Lot for the expansion of Baltimore Town and two documents entitled “Lunn’s Lot, Deduction of Title” (three documents).

1766-1782

4

27

Newspaper clippings on John Eager Howard (two documents).

1798/1826

4

28

Miscellaneous legal memorandum including extracts of old maps and surveys from the papers of John E. Howard, Beck’s estate argument, John M. Thomas notes of distribution and power of attorney signed by Ellen H. Bayard (five documents).

1873/1890

4

29

Arthur Biddle to Richard H. Bayard regarding his grandmother’s estate, particularly a clock and pair of candelabra (five letters).

1888/1890

4

30

(Four letters) John M. Thomas to Richard H. Bayard regarding the Bettarrini and Beck estates (January 3, 1890); Thomas to Bayard regarding building a school “for colored children” (March 2, 1890); Thomas to Bayard acknowledging a check he received from him (May 14, 1890); Thomas to Bayard regarding Bohemia Manor in Cecil County, Maryland (March 9, 1893).

1890/1893

4

31

(Three letters) Richard H. Bayard to J.M. Gummey listing properties and their ground rents he wished Gummey to look at (May 23, 1890). Richard H. Bayard to Francis Rawle regarding the ground rents of John Harley and John McCoy (May 23, 1890). J.M. Gummey to Richard H. Bayard regarding offers on Bayard’s properties (January 13, 1893).

1890/1893

4

32

John M. Thomas to Richard H. Bayard regarding some papers of his grandfather, the late Richard H. Bayard.

August 18, 1886

4

33

Estate of Mary Sophia Bayard.

December 21, 1887

4

34

John M. Thomas to Richard H. Bayard regarding a Mr. Beck’s estate.

September 4, 1889

4

35

George Woolsey Hodge to Richard (Ritchie) H. Bayard discussing the “Commerce St. Store” (twenty letters, January 2nd through August 15th).

1890

4

36

R.C. McMurtrie to Richard H. Bayard regarding “due shares” and correspondence with Mr. Thomas (two letters, January 4th and March 17th).

1890

4

37

J. Edward Carpenter to Arthur Biddle and George Woolsey Hodge regarding Richard H. Bayard and his claims to more than the clock and candelabra mentioned above (two letters, January 27th and 31st).

1890

4

38

Francis Rawle to Richard H.  Bayard regarding the Bettarrini estate and the “Bunnell matter” (four letters, June 14th through July 15th).

1890

4

39

Sydney G. Fisher to Richard H. Bayard regarding the Beck Estate (ten letters, July 1st through August 19th).

1890

4

40

George P. Delaplaine to Richard H. Bayard regarding the Wisconsin Four Lakes Land Company (three letters, May 25th through May 28th).

1892

4

41

Charles N. Brown to Richard H. Bayard regarding the Wisconsin Four Lakes Land Company (four letters, May 27th through July 23rd).

1892

4

42

Ignatius C. Scott to Richard H. Bayard regarding a brief sketch of Bayard’s grandfather.

February 15, 1894

4

43

Ignatius C. Scott to Richard H. Bayard returning the two photos and letters of Bayard’s grandfather that had been loaned him.

March 2, 1894

4

44

James Grant Wilson to Mrs. Bayard regarding Bayard familial history, i.e. coat of arms, etc.

March 30, 1895

4

45

Daniel C. Gilman to Richard H. Bayard regarding papers Bayard had loaned him regarding John E. Howard (two letters, October 28th and 29th).

1903

4

46

Extract from Parish Register of births, marriages and deaths in Eager family.

No Date

4

47