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Davidson County Political Circular

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3588

Clement W. Nance had this circular printed during the campaign for circuit court clerk in order to respond to prejudicial statements being made about him by Major R.B. Turner. In the document, he recounts the events leading to Turner's abuse, lists the specific financial misdeeds he had uncovered over the past year, and gives a history of his own service to the county. At the bottom of the back side, someone has worked several arithmetic problems in ink.

Dates

  • 1843 September 12

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Clement W. Nance had this circular printed during the campaign for circuit court clerk in order to respond to prejudicial statements being made about him by Major R.B. Turner. In the document, he recounts the events leading to Turner's abuse, lists the specific financial misdeeds he had uncovered over the past year, and gives a history of his own service to the county. At the bottom of the back side, someone has worked several arithmetic problems in ink.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clement Woodson Nance was born on May 26, 1811, to William Howe and Elizabeth Venable (Morton) Nance. He married Ann D. Avant on February 11, 1836, and they had seven children: Lucille, Narcessa, Anne, Montgomery, Emma, Mary, and William. In 1846, he was appointed one of twenty commissioners to incorporate the Mill Creek Valley Turnpike Company. The 1860 census lists him as a surveyor and the 1880 census lists him as a civil engineer. Nance died on May 8, 1893.

Major Robert B. Turner was born in 1784. In 1831, he was appointed as one of thirteen commissioners to build a turnpike. He was clerk of the Circuit Court from 1836 to 1844, and Adjutant General for Tennessee from 1845 to 1847. Turner died on March 26, 1851.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this circular in 1988.

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
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