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East Tennessee College Lottery Broadside

Identifier: MS-0045

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This broadside announces a lottery to be held for the benefit of East Tennessee College. It states that "11,000 tickets will be sold for $5.00 apiece, and prizes will range from $5,000 to $6. All prizes not claimed within twelve months shall be considered as relinquished for the benefit of the college." The lottery's organizers (Hugh L. White, Thomas McCorry, James Campbell, Robert Craighead, and John N. Gamble) "encourage all citizens to participate in order to ensure America's continued survival and prosperity, opening that If we are attached to the government under which we live - If we wish to have it transmitted to our posterity, let us unite in the support of Seminaries of learning; without them, our children must be ignorant; while ignorant, they will be ever liable to be misled by the designing, and finally, to be governed by some enterprising despot. Thus, they hope that the public will wholeheartedly support educational programs where youth of the present and succeeding generations, may have their minds prepared, in such a manner, as to make them ornaments to their families and useful to their country.


  • 1810 January 3

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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This broadside announces a lottery to be held for the benefit of East Tennessee College.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in 1773, Hugh Lawson White was the son of General James White, the founder of Knoxville. He received his license to practice law in 1796 and was named a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court of Law and Equity and United States District Attorney. He also was elected to the state senate to represent Knox County.

In 1825, White was unanimously elected by the general assembly to succeed Andrew Jackson in the U. S. Senate. White held this position until 1839, when he resigned in protest over the Tennessee general assembly's passage of a series of resolutions instructing White and his Senate colleague Ephraim H. Foster to vote for the policies of the Van Buren administration. In 1840, White accepted the state Whig Party's nomination as an at-large elector for William Henry Harrison, but, before he could begin campaigning for Harrison, White died of consumption at his home in Knoxville.


This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

W. K. Bixby donated this broadside to the University of Tennessee in February of 1913.

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