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John Hunt Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1410

John Hunt wrote this letter to his brother, David Hunt, in Franklin County, Tennessee on June 19, 1835. In it, he expresses his desire to step down as Sheriff of Claiborne County, Tennessee after having served for eighteen years. He also writes of ailments in his family and of upcoming elections, expressing distaste for a particular candidate, John Overton, whom Hunt believes falsely claims to support farmers' interests.

Dates

  • 1835 June 19

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

John Hunt wrote this letter to his brother, David Hunt, in Franklin County, Tennessee on June 19, 1835. In it, he expresses his desire to step down as Sheriff of Claiborne County, Tennessee after having served for eighteen years. He also writes of ailments in his family and of upcoming elections, expressing distaste for a particular candidate, John Overton, whom Hunt believes falsely claims to support farmers' interests.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Hunt was born to John and Joanna (Holbrook) Hunt in Hawkins County, North Carolina in 1781. His father was the first sheriff of Hawkins County. John Hunt Jr. married Rhoda Henderson and went on to become the first sheriff of Claiborne County and later a Representative in the Missouri State Legislature. He died in Jefferson City in 1847.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in October of 1987.

Repository Details

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

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