H.F. Cummins Broadside
H.F. Cummins published this four-column broadside from Paris, Tennessee in order to share his political goals, should he be elected to the state legislature. He presents his goals to the voters of Carroll, Madison, Gibson, and Henry counties after giving a brief history of his frustration with his opponent, General Tharpe. Cummins’ goals include supporting railroads, using profits from public lands to pay for education and improvements, reforming tax collection to save money, compelling slave owners to pay taxes on their slaves, and letting people elect judges and attorneys.
- 1853 July 7
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H.F. Cummins published this four-column broadside from Paris, Tennessee in order to share his political goals, should he be elected to the state legislature.
Hiram Frederick Cummins was born in Kentucky in 1818. He published newspapers in Paris, Tennessee in the 1850’s, including The Republic and later The Sentinel. He served in the Confederate legislature, and was married to Eliza Jane Stevens. Cummins died in 1897.
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Special Collections purchased this document in 1986.