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Senate Petition

Identifier: MS-0070

This collection consists of a petition addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture, J. S. Morgan. The petition was to inform Morgan that Southern Governors, State Commissioners of Immigration, Representatives from each Congressional Districts and General Managers of Southern Railways would assemble in Augusta, Georgia, to discuss the general welfare of the Southern States.


  • 1894 May 19


The material in this collection is in English.

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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This collection contains a petition addressed to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland, J. S. Morgan. It is dated May 19, 1894, and discusses the general welfare of the southern states.

Biographical/Historical Note

J. Sterling Morton was born April 22, 1832, in New York. After he married, he moved to Nebraska and became an editor for the Nebraska City News. He also became a well-known politician and agriculturalist. This led him to serve as Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture. He died April 27, 1902.

Matthew Calbraith Butler was born March 8, 1836, in South Carolina. He was an American military commander and politician from South Carolina. During the Civil War he served as Major General in the Confederate States Army. He was also elected to the United States Senate in 1877 and remained there for three terms. He died at the age of 73, April 14, 1909.


This collection is in one folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated by Charles Dabney Jr. in 1994.

Repository Details

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

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA