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DeWitt Clinton Senter Message

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3587

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This small leaflet, entitled "Message of the Governor" presents the alarming conditions of the state penitentiary and requests the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives take some definite and prompt action before they adjourn for the holidays. The alarming conditions were the result of overcrowding and immense indebtedness. It is signed in type by D.W.C. Senter.

Dates

  • 1869 December 6

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This small leaflet, entitled "Message of the Governor" presents the alarming conditions of the state penitentiary and requests the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives take some definite and prompt action before they adjourn for the holidays. The alarming conditions were the result of overcrowding and immense indebtedness. It is signed in type by D.W.C. Senter.

Biographical/Historical Note

DeWitt Clinton Senter was born on March 26, 1830, in McMinn County, Tennessee, to William T. and Nancy (White) Senter. He married Harriet T. Senter (really) on September 1, 1859. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1857 to 1862, and became a state senator in 1865. He became governor in 1869 to finish Brownlow's term, and then was elected to the position in 1871. Senter died on June 14, 1898, in Morristown, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of Special Collections.

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