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William M. Churchwell Political Circular, 1853 July

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
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This circular is addressed to the voters of the second congressional district of Tennessee in order to announce Churchwell's candidacy for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, running against Horace Maynard. His primary issues in the circular are to defend himself against negative claims reported in the Knoxville Register on June 22 and 29, and to criticize Maynard for some essays he published in the Times under a false name. Churchwell includes a letter written by John Bell on May 23, 1853 that affirms his claims about pursuing improvements on the Tennessee River as well as extensive proof for the accuracy of his mileage claims. This circular was published a few weeks before the election, which was won by Horace Maynard.


  • 1853 July

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From the Collection: 2.5 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA