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John Bell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2224

In an April 20, 1832 letter to Mr. Smith, a bank cashier, John Bell, then serving in the U. S. House of Representatives, writes concerning a debt.

Dates

  • 1832 April 20

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In an April 20, 1832 letter to Mr. Smith, a bank cashier, John Bell, then serving in the U. S. House of Representatives, writes concerning a debt.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born near Nashville on February 15, 1797, John Bell served as a state senator in 1817, but declined reelection. In 1827, he was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives, a seat that he held through 1841. He served as Speaker of the House for the Twenty-third Congress from 1833-1834, and as Secretary of War under President William Henry Harrison from March 5-September 12, 1841. After a term in the state House of Representatives, Bell was elected as a Whig to the U. S. Senate in 1847, serving until March 3, 1859. He was an unsuccessful candidate for President of the United States on the Constitutional Union ticket in the 1860 election. Bell died at his home on September 10, 1869, and is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery near Nashville.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2004.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480