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William Carroll Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3611

This speech by Governor William Carroll was an extra printed by the Murfreesborough Courier [sic]. Carroll introduces this session of the 15th General Assembly by noting an error in the law regarding presidential electors, progress toward a stable state currency, a request to construct turnpikes, the upcoming need for elections to replace temporary office holders, and General La Fayette’s [sic] upcoming visit. It is signed in type by William Carroll, executive office, Murfreesborough, September 20, 1824. On the back, someone has written a list of names including Mahlon, Stacy, Cornelius, McFerson, C. Cornelius, McPherson, School Masless, John Little, and Ina Jeff.

Dates

  • 1824 September 20

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This speech by Governor William Carroll was an extra printed by the Murfreesborough Courier [sic]. Carroll introduces this session of the 15th General Assembly by noting an error in the law regarding presidential electors, progress toward a stable state currency, a request to construct turnpikes, the upcoming need for elections to replace temporary office holders, and General La Fayette’s [sic] upcoming visit. It is signed in type by William Carroll, executive office, Murfreesborough, September 20, 1824. On the back, someone has written a list of names including Mahlon, Stacy, Cornelius, McFerson, C. Cornelius, McPherson, School Masless, John Little, and Ina Jeff.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Carroll was born on March 2, 1788 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Thomas and Mary (Montgomery) Carroll. He moved to Nashville in 1810 and opened a mercantile business. In 1813 he married Cecelia Bradford and served as Brigade Inspector under Andrew Jackson, succeeding him as Major General of the State Militia in 1814. When his business went bankrupt in 1819, he turned to politics. He was elected governor of Tennessee in 1821 and served through 1835 except for a constitutionally required break from 1827 to 1829. Carroll died on March 22, 1844 in Nashville, Tennessee. Carroll County, Tennessee is named for him.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this broadside in 1986.

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
865-974-4480