Other Finds in the Bushrod Washington Journal

In addition to the Justice’s notes on Corfield, here are some other notable items in the journal that I found that is held by the Chicago History Museum.

  1. Part of Washington’s draft opinion in Biddle v. Green, a controversial debtor/creditor case that he wrote for the Supreme Court to supersede an earlier opinion by Story.
  2. His notes on Ogden v. Saunders, a Supreme Court case on bankruptcy law from which John Marshall dissented.
  3. His draft opinion in Le Tigre, a circuit case on salvage.
  4. Some observations on the defects in the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. (I’ll say more about this after I do further research.)

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