Johnston and Donaldson Papers, 1767-1891, MS. 1564

Johnston and Donaldson Papers, 1767-1891


Maryland Historical Society
 

  

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Johnston and Donaldson Papers, 1767-1891
Maryland Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

Johnston and Donaldson Papers, 1767-1891

MS. 1564

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

 


Scope and Content

Legal documents, land grants, court cases, etc. genealogy, as follows:

 

 

1767

[UNK] of Samuel Johnston (1727-1810) written by him c. 1767.

 

 

 

c1775

Petition of S. Johnston to St. of Pa to be allowed to go to Phila. to take oath of citzenship and to be permitted to go to Eng. to secure money left to him.

 

 

 

1731-55

Contemp. copy of Land Grants to T. Davis. (Bear Bottom, Linthicum's Revenge)

 

 

 

1790

Legal procedures to obtain land willed by Caleb Dorsey, [UNK]) Chews Vineyard, 1772 with eventual settlement by heirs in 1779.

 

 

 

1799

T. Donaldson, notary public, collection of overdue promissory note.

 

 

 

1800

Certificate of lot in St. Paul's graveyard to Hezekiah Claggett.

 

 

 

c. 1800

Letter to A. C. Hanson (1749-1806) Judge of Gen Court re:newspaper

 

 

 

1809

Letter from J. Johnston, Att. re Stringer deed of 1792

 

 

 

1824

Deed of sale of Slave, Julia from T. Kell to Thos. Donaldson.

 

 

 

1842

Deed from Joseph Cole to Geo. Fislage of land in A. A. County.

 

 

 

1845

Letter re Smithsonian Instit. from T.Donaldson to Geo. Willard.

 

 

 

1853

Deed: Francis K. Murray to Robert Murray

 

 

 

1858

Thos. [UNK] Diploma to practice Law.

 

 

 

1862

Thos. [UNK] permit to travel.

 

 

 

1862

Letters from G. W. Brown, prisoner of war to Thos Donaldson.

 

 

 

1865

Permit to practice law in St. of Md. ([UNK])

 

 

 

1866

Resolution: Balto. Life Ins. Co. on the death of John J. Donaldson. Pres. 1831-1866.

 

 

 

1871

Plat of Donaldson Property in Balto. City made my A. Hoen Co.

 

 

 

1872

Printed announcement of closing of Balto. Life Ins. Co.and provision of payment of assets signed by Stockholders.

 

 

 

1880

Record of deed of land through various owners from 1775, Moale to Ridley to Mary Caton, Countess [UNK] to (1851) uchess of Leeds to James Wood, 1880.

 

 

 

1891

two letters Watts to Donaldson on business matters.

 

 

 

1814

Broadside: Resolution in House of Congress against the death penalty of 6 [UNK] Militiamen by order of General Jackson - resolution stating that this was against the Constitutional Rights of the men. Filed with Broadsides.M.H.S.

 

 

 

1855

Last Will and Teatament of Caleb Goodwin (1782-1855) Balto. Co. landowner; also legal papers pertaining thereto: Inventory of household goods, live stock, slaves, etc.; appointment of Wm. H. G. Dorsey as Executor; legal permit of executor to sell property and finally andaccount of sales. Contemp. copy.