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Papers of John Marshall

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, College of William and Mary

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A comprehensive edition of the correspondence, journals, autobiographical writings, court decisions and other state papers of the celebrated chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. John James Marshall (1755 –1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States (1801–1835) whose court opinions helped lay the basis for American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801.

Complete in 12 volumes

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The Papers of John Marshall


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