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Aaron V. Brown Letter to Peter Vroom

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2461

This collection contains a letter from Aaron V. Brown to Peter Vroom, August 24, 1842, written while Brown was serving his second term in the House of Representatives. In the letter, Brown discusses the current political situation in Washington before Congress breaks for summer recess. He writes of pending legislation, prospective Democratic candidates in various areas, and active political figures of his time. He finishes his letter with the declaration that "the election news is as you have seen very favorable & I doubt not Tennessee is now securely Democratic for the future."

Dates

  • 1842 August 24

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a letter from Aaron V. Brown to Peter Vroom, August 24, 1842, written while Brown was serving his second term in the House of Representatives. In the letter, Brown discusses the current political situation in Washington before Congress breaks for summer recess.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Virginia in 1795, Aaron V. Brown's family moved to Tennessee while he was attending college in North Carolina. Brown, too, came to the state, and began practicing law in Nashville. He resettled in Pulaski and became partner with James K. Polk.

Brown served two terms in the Tennessee State Senate (1821-25 and 1827-29) and one term in the Tennessee House (1831-33). He next served three consecutive terms in the U. S. House of Representatives (1839-45). Brown was Tennessee's governor from 1845 to 1847. His active political life continued, as he acted as a delegate to the Nashville Convention in 1850. In 1857, President James Buchanan appointed Brown Postmaster General, an office he held until his death in 1859.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This letter was purchased by Special Collections in June 2002.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480