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Lloyd Bullen Political Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3422

This long broadside is addressed To the Freemen of the Third Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Greene, Cocke, Sevier and Blount. In it, Lloyd Bullen addresses the reasons he should be reelected to the Tennessee state senate. Amidst many insults to his opponents, he promises to vote against renewing corrupt bank charters and to abolish the expensive Chancery Courts. He calls William Brownlow a foul whelp of hell, claims that the other candidate, David Stokely, will vote for John Bell in the 1860 presidential election, and includes a newspaper account wherein Millard Fillmore offers his support. He then requests that the voters choose him in the election to be held the following Thursday. They did not, as David Stokely was the next state senator.

Dates

  • 1859 July 30

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This long broadside is addressed To the Freemen of the Third Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Greene, Cocke, Sevier and Blount. In it, Lloyd Bullen addresses the reasons he should be reelected to the Tennessee state senate. Amidst many insults to his opponents, he promises to vote against renewing corrupt bank charters and to abolish the expensive Chancery Courts. He then requests that the voters choose him in the election to be held the following Thursday.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lloyd Bullen was born on January 6, 1812 to Joseph Bullen II and his wife Jane (Ross) in Windham County, Vermont. He married Elizabeth Ann Gillespie on May 5, 1834, and they had four children, George, Martha, Ewa, and Elizabeth. Bullen served as the sherriff of Greene County from 1846 to 1850, and in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1851 to 1857. He represented the Third District in the Tennessee State Senate from 1857 to 1859 as a democrat. His next political position was in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1875 to 1877. Bullen died on October 12, 1884 in Greene County, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This manuscript consists of a single oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this broadside in July, 2001.

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