Death of Justice Taney

Death of Chief Justice Taney      The intelligence of the decease of the historically infamous author of the Dred Scott Decision, which took place at Washington on the 12th inst., after a short illness, is received by the entire loyal, liberty-loving portion of the country with perfect resignation.  It was a mockery of all law, and a disgrace to the nation to have such a man at the head of the Supreme Court.    His successor will, in all probability, be Ex  Secretary Salmon P. Chase of Ohio;  such is the general wish.

(Liberator, Oct 21, 1864, pg2)