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Collection Reference Number GLC03545.15
From Archive Folder Collection of letters and documents from the archive of Baltimore attorney Nathaniel Williams 
Title Bank of the United States vs. Solomon Etting
Date 7 November 1823
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Extracts from a report of the conspiracy cases concerning Solomon Ettings, the Bank of United States, and James McCulloch, the cashier of the Baltimore branch of the Bank of the United States.
Subjects American Statesmen  Law  Government and Civics  Judiciary  Bank of the US  Banking  
People Etting, Solomon (1764-1847)  Taney, Roger Brooke (1777-1864)  McCulloch, James W. (fl. 1819-1823)  
Place written Baltimore, Maryland
Theme Law; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information From the archive of Baltimore attorney Nathaniel Williams. In 1819, McCulloch, in collusion with other officials of the Bank of the United States, stole or misappropriated $3,497,700. In the settlement with the directors of the Bank of the United States, part of the security offered by McCulloch were endorsements by sixteen merchants of Baltimore, who individually bound themselves for $12,500 each. Among these merchants was Etting. Etting refused to pay his bond on the ground that he had endorsed without knowledge of McCulloch's thefts. Roger B. Taney served as Etting's lawyer. The case was decided against him.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859