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William Foust Campaign Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3619

In this broadside, William Foust explains why he didn’t attend the political convention as part of his campaign for the Tennessee state House of Representatives. He says he had no opponent, he doesn’t believe in leaving honest work to listen to the jangling of political aspirants, he doesn’t think they express the will of the people, and he’d heard of rampant fraud. Foust then lists his platform, which is in support of railroads, a road tax for everyone, and increasing the school fund by reducing the Legislature’s pay. He states he is a union man, willing to serve if elected or to submit to his opponent if not. He points out that his opponent, General Atkins, had announced plans to leave the county if not elected.

Dates

  • 1851 July 26

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this broadside, William Foust explains why he didn’t attend the political convention as part of his campaign for the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Foust was born on May 31, 1805 in North Carolina. He married Malinda or Malvina and they had nine children. He was a blacksmith in Henry County and ran as a democrat for the Tennessee House of Representatives. Foust died on August 15, 1876.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in 1999.

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