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This collection consists of biographical and autobiographical letters, written circa 1858 – 1868, concerning 52 Tennessee legislators who lived between 1757 and 1918. The letters were sent to Charles Lanman at his request from the legislators or their surviving relatives for use in Lanman's Dictionary of the United States Congress.
This bill, no. 76, was introduced by Landon C. Haynes in order to provide for a Sinking Fund to be used to reduce the state's debt. It has three sections, the first establishing the sinking fund and its funding. The second section explains that the funds will be paid to the Bank of Tennessee for the purchase of state bonds. The third calls for the Bank to provide a report to each session of the General Assembly.