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H.F. Cummins Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3620

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.

Dates

  • 1853 July 7

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document 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