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John S. McNutt Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1948

In this letter, John S. McNutt solicits support from Colonel John C. Gaut for his candidacy for Attorney General. He wants Colonel Gaut to persuade the local citizens to support his candidacy as well.

Dates

  • 1845 August 19

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this letter, John S. McNutt solicits support from Colonel John C. Gaut for his candidacy for Attorney General. He wants Colonel Gaut to persuade the local citizens to support his candidacy as well.

Biographical/Historical Note

John S. McNutt was a lawyer and politician in Blount County, Tennessee.

John Conaway Gaut was born on February 27, 1813 in Jefferson County, Tennessee. He attended Maryville College and East Tennessee University and later studied law under Spencer Jarnagin. He eventually became a prominent land lawyer and was elected Circuit Judge in 1853 and again in 1862. When his term expired in 1865, he moved to Nashville and went into practice with Robert L. Caruthers. Gaut died on July 4, 1895.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

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, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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