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William M. Churchwell Political Circular

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3424

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.

Dates

  • 1853 July

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Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

This circular was purchased by Special Collections in 2003.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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