Letter of Condolence to Marshall Family

Philadelphia Bar Association1835

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Marshall’s death in Philadelphia prompted an outpouring of honor and praise, as shown by this letter written two days after his passing. Sent to the Marshall family on behalf of the Philadelphia Bar, the letter captures the grief and affection felt by the legal community: “[T]here is at the bottom of our hearts, that which pen cannot express.”


  • Title: Letter of Condolence to Marshall Family
  • Creator: Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Date Created: 1835
  • Rights: On loan from the John Marshall Foundation, courtesy Virginia Historical Society

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