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U.S. Congress Bills HR757, HR845, and HR916

Identifier: MS-3593

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of the full texts of HR757, HR845, and HR916, which appear to have been torn from a brown paper binding. HR757, dated December 21, 1836, requests money for the Indian Department and for fulfilling treaty stipulations for 1837. It includes five pages of itemized amounts. On February 20, it was amended with a stipulation and requests for several more sums of money. HR845, dated January 17, 1837, adds to a bill - approved on May 28, 1930 - three requests dealing with moving Indians further west and appropriating their land. It requests $50,000 to defray the costs associated with these moves. Two copies of HR916, dated February 6, 1837, request funds to support the Tennessee volunteers who mustered in from April to July, 1836 under Governor Cannon's proclamation.


  • 1836 December 21-1837 February 20

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This collection consists of the full texts of HR757, HR845, and HR916 which deal with finances associated with Indian affairs and Tennessee soldiers from the Second Seminole War.

Biographical/Historical Note

Newton Cannon was born on May 22, 1781, in Guilford County, North Carolina to Minos Cannon and his wife. The family moved to Tennessee circa 1790. Gannon served several terms in the Tennessee Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives between 1811 and 1830. He became governor of Tennessee in 1835 because he supported Hugh Lawson White for president. During his four years in office, Cannon provided for state improvements in the areas of railroads, turnpikes, and a state bank. In 1836, he called for volunteers to serve in the Second Seminole War. He died on September 16, 1841, in Williamson County, Tennessee.


This collections consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these documents in 1991.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA