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M. M. Brien Letter to Parsons & Walker

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1870

In this letter, M. M. Brien of Smithville, Tennessee asks Huntsville, Alabama attorneys Parsons & Walker for news about the case of Tubbs and Reynolds vs. Driver et. al. He also provides some additional information about the slaves whose labor is disputed in the case.

Dates

  • 1844 February 8

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

In this letter, M. M. Brien of Smithville, Tennessee asks Huntsville, Alabama attorneys Parsons & Walker for news about the case of Tubbs and Reynolds vs. Driver et. al. He also provides some additional information about the slaves whose labor is disputed in the case.

Biographical/Historical Note

Manson Milner Brien was born to Elisha and Ann (Milner) Brien in DeKalb County, Tennessee in 1811. He had no formal education but studied law. He was eventually admitted to the Bar. He practiced in DeKalb County until the Civil War, when he moved to Nashville. Brien married Polly Tubbs (daughter of James and Elizabeth (Reynolds) Tubbs), and the couple had at least seven children: Manson Milner, James, William A., Robert, John, Mary, and Alice Brien. In addition to his legal work, Brien served in the Tennessee House of Representatives (1855-1857) and as the Judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit (1864-1868). Brien retired from law in 1885 and died in Nashville on April 30, 1886.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in October of 1991.

Digitized Materials

This collection was digitized as part of the Tennessee Documentary History project. These digital materials can be accessed through the project’s webpage located at http://diglib.lib.utk.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=tdh;cc=tdh;tpl=home.tpl

Repository Details

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

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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