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J.S. Golladay Speech

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Identifier: MS-3565

This speech, printed in a nine-page booklet, is Golladay's response to Horace Maynard's December 12 speech. It was given in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 15, 1868, and concerns the Reconstruction of Tennessee. In it, Golladay claims that Maynard and the other delegates from Tennessee do not accurately represent the wishes of the citizens, nor does Governor Brownlow, because they were elected by the small fraction of voters who swore loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. He insists that the state constitution from before the War be reinstated, in order to replace the military government currently imposed on the state, and he provides many instances of military interference in the government business of Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1868 June 15

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This speech, printed in a nine-page booklet, is Golladay's response to Horace Maynard's December 12 speech. It was given in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 15, 1868, and concerns the Reconstruction of Tennessee. In it, Golladay claims that Maynard and the other delegates from Tennessee do not accurately represent the wishes of the citizens, nor does Governor Brownlow, because they were elected by the small fraction of voters who swore loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. He insists that the state constitution from before the War be reinstated, in order to replace the military government currently imposed on the state, and he provides many instances of military interference in the government business of Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jacob Shall Golladay was born on January 19, 1819, in Lebanon, Tennessee to Isaac and Elizabeth (Shalle) Golladay. He married Elizabeth Cheatham in 1843, and the couple moved to Kentucky in 1845 where they had two children, named Bowling and Isaac. Golladay served in the state House of Representatives from 1851 to 1853, and in the state Senate from 1853 to 1855. He served in the U.S. Congress from 1867 to 1870. Golladay died on May 20, 1887 in Logan County, Kentucky.

Arrangement

This manuscript consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this booklet in 1990.

Repository Details

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

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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