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Petition to Abolish Slavery

Identifier: MS-1204

This petition asks the Tennessee Legislature to pass a law that will free the state's enslaved peoples and their descendants. The petition is signed by 75 residents of Bedford County, Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1830

Republican Circular Against Judge Campbell

Identifier: MS-3630

This circular was published to refute accusations Judge Campbell had made against Colonel Walter P. Brownlow.

Dates: circa 1898

Republican Party Broadside

Identifier: MS-3627
Abstract This three-column broadside presents a campaign manifesto supporting President Grant and the unionist principles of the Republican Party. It asserts that the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land and it claims that in 1861 Tennessee had been forced into rebellion over the wishes of the people. It then itemizes past actions that make the Democrats unfit to continue as a political party, and describes the patriotism and accomplishments of the Republicans. It is signed in type by...
Dates: circa 1872

Robert Houston Document

Identifier: MS-2237

This document was signed by Robert Houston, Tennessee's Secretary of State, on June 12, 1811 in Knoxville. It certifies that James L. Armstrong was commissioned as a justice of the peace for Rutherford County on April 22, 1809.

Dates: 1811 June 12

S. H. Laughlin Letter to W. I. Whitthorne

Identifier: MS-1205

In this letter (marked Private) to W. I. Whitthorne, S. H. Laughlin discusses local and national politics. He touches on the possible adjournment of the U. S. House of Representatives, the state of the Native American Democratic ticket and the Whig Party, and his own efforts to promote the Democratic Party and fight the Whigs in Tennessee. He ends with a plea for funds to support his work.

Dates: 1844 April 20

S. P. Solomonson Photograph

Identifier: MS-3118

This collection houses a photograph taken by S. P. Solomonson in Fayetteville, Tennessee on May 1, 1908. The photograph, which depicts a crowd in what may be a campaign rally, documents the Democratic gubernatorial primary between Malcolm Rice Patterson and Edward Ward Carmack.

Dates: 1908 May 1

Samuel Houston Letter

Identifier: MS-0217

Sam Houston wrote this letter from Carthage, Tennessee to Colonel Francis Ramsey in Knoxville, Tennessee. Houston tells Ramsey that he has been engaged in matrimonial affairs and discusses business he has conducted with the old chief and others.

Dates: 1829 February 12

Some Themes in the Early Life of William G. Brownlow

Identifier: MS-0561

This collection consists of a senior thesis on William G. Brownlow originally submitted to the history department of Princeton University by Gordon Bonnyman Jr. The thesis discusses Brownlow's early life, career as a circuit rider, and some themes to 1860.

Dates: 1969

Tennessee Comptroller's Office Broadside

Identifier: MS-3329
Abstract G. W. Blackburn issued this broadside on June 22, 1869 as a public notice informing the state's revenue officers of the treasury's dire financial situation. Blackburn explains his recently acquired legal rights as comptroller to issue bonds (in this instance, bonds valued at $400,000) to pay the state's debt. Due to increasing expenditures and shrinking tax revenues, the Tennessee state treasury faced a potentially dangerous situation: if they defaulted on their bonds (held by the Fourth...
Dates: 1869 June 22

Tennessee Constitutional Convention Records

Identifier: MS-2497

This collection contains materials related to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1965.

Dates: 1959-1965

Tennessee General Assembly Act Concerning Executions

Identifier: MS-3610
Abstract This printed circular contains the text of an act concerning executions and other judgments. The act is in ten sections covering possible re-courses for a person who has had a judgment levied against his body, his goods and chattels, his lands and tenements, or his security. It is signed in type by John Tipton, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Joseph McMinn, Speaker of the Senate. Someone has written Henry Boatman and Isaiah Miskiff, Esq. across the top in ink. It was published...
Dates: 1809 April 22

Tennessee Higher Education Commission General Correspondence

Identifier: AR-0284

This collection houses general correspondence from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to the University of Tennessee dating from 1976 to July of 1984.

Dates: 1976-1984

Tennessee Socialist Party Platform

Identifier: MS-3590

This small leaflet lists reasons for workers to join the Socialist Party. The bottom of the second page lists the national and state candidates for the 1932 election, including John H. Compton for governor of Tennessee.

Dates: 1932

Tennessee State Legislature Bill to Ascertain the Age at which a Man becomes a Bachelor and to Increase the Revenue of the State

Identifier: MS-1207
Abstract This collection contains a bill submitted to the Tennessee State Legislature that offered a solution to the "problem of the great number of unmarried men." The document declares all unmarried men aged 30 and over to be bachelors and requires the Sheriff of each county to make a yearly list of these bachelors and levy a 25% tax on each man's property. Any bachelor who is eligible to pay the tax more than three times shall be deemed to be an incorrigible bachelor and will be subject to a 50%...
Dates: 1826 November 22

The Congressional Canvass

Identifier: MS-3465
Abstract Benjamin F. Lillard published this broadside, entitled The Congressional Canvass. To the People of the Fifth Congressional District, composed of the Counties of Franklin, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, Bedford, Coffee, and Rutherford, during his unsuccessful bid for John Bright Morgan's Congressional seat. In it, he introduces himself as a Democratic candidate and outlines his campaign platform, which includes repealing the National Banking Act, repealing tax laws affecting medicine, whiskey,...
Dates: 1878

"The Need of a Revision of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee"

Identifier: MS-0048

This political essay by R.H. Stevens calls for the revision of the constitution of the State of Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1912

The Watchdog Newsletter Collection

Identifier: MS-3963

This collection contains nine issues of The Watchdog from 1975-1981 printed in Knoxville, Tennessee, by Cas Walker.

Dates: 1975 June 5-1981 November 26

Thompson McKinley Letter

Identifier: MS-1964

In this letter, Tennessee State Representative Thompson McKinley of Sumner County asks Governor William G. Brownlow to appoint D. M. Biddle, Esq., T. M. McKinley, and J. H. Rees, Esq. as directors of the Louisville and Nashville Turnpike Company.

Dates: 1868 January 1

V. R. Harris Letter to A. J. McWhirter

Identifier: MS-1927

Collection consists of a single letter handwritten by V. R. Harris addressed to the Honorable A. J. McWhirter. The letter is written on stationery from the office of Harris and Buquo and concerns Harris's political views. Harris states that he will vote for Robert "Bob" Taylor for governor and A. J. McWhirter, to whom he's writing, for state commissioner.

Dates: 1886 July 9

Virginia House of Delegates Walker's Line Resolution

Identifier: MS-0792

The collection consists of a written agreement by the Virginia House of Delegates to settle differences for the boundaries of North Carolina and Virginia on January 10, 1800.

Dates: 1800 January 10

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