William M. Churchwell Political Circular
This circular is addressed to the voters of the second congressional district of Tennessee in order to announce Churchwell's candidacy for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, running against Horace Maynard. His primary issues in the circular are to defend himself against negative claims reported in the Knoxville Register on June 22 and 29, and to criticize Maynard for some essays he published in the Times under a false name. Churchwell includes a letter written by John Bell on May 23, 1853 that affirms his claims about pursuing improvements on the Tennessee River as well as extensive proof for the accuracy of his mileage claims. This circular was published a few weeks before the election, which was won by Horace Maynard.
- 1853 July
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This circular is addressed to the voters of the second congressional district of Tennessee in order to announce Churchwell's candidacy for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, running against Horace Maynard.
William Montgomery Churchwell was born on February 20, 1826 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated from Emory and Henry College in 1843 and practiced law in Knoxville until beginning his political career. Churchwell served as a United States Representaative from 1851 to 1853, and led a secret diplomatic mission to Mexico in 1858. He was a colonel in the Confederate Army in the 34th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Churchwell died on August 18, 1862 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
This collection consists of a single oversize folder.
This circular was purchased by Special Collections in 2003.
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