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A.A. Taylor Report on Pensions for East Tennesseans

Identifier: MS-3604
Abstract This three-page leaflet presents the text from Alfred A. Taylor's report to the 51st U.S. House of Representatives, to accompany H.R. 13424. It calls for pensions to be provided for the survivors and widows of the group who successfully burned bridges around Knoxville in November of 1861. To justify this request, Taylor recounted the plans and results of that event and then referred to H.R. 7051 that had established pensions for men who had failed in their attempt to burn bridges around...
Dates: circa 1891

J. L. Edwards Letters

Identifier: MS-0728
Abstract In these two letters to Andrew Johnson (then serving Tennessee in the U. S. House of Representatives), J. L. Edwards of the U. S. Pension Office officially establishes the conditions under which old Mrs. Curtis and the heirs of the late Sarah Hawley would be eligible for government pensions. Johnson forwarded both items to Blackston McDannel in Greeneville, Tennessee with a handwritten note assuring McDannel that he is doing the best he can to get the pensions approved, although it appears...
Dates: 1844 December 13-14

John Crozier/L. B. True/Levi Truehitt Correspondence

Identifier: MS-2437

This collection, the John Crozier/L. B. True/Levi Truehitt Correspondence, 1848, consists of one sheet of paper containing two separate letters regarding the pension claim of a Mrs. Jamison: one note from L. B. True to John Crozier and a second from Crozier to Levi Truehitt.

Dates: 1848 January 7-1848 January 8

The Tennessee Bee-hive, or Early (1778-1791) North Carolina Land Grants in the Volunteer State

Identifier: MS-0419

This index, titled The Tennessee Bee-hive, or Early (1778-1791) North Carolina Land Grants in the Volunteer State, lists the names of 3,151 Revolutionary War soldiers who received land grants in Tennessee as a reward for their military service. A preface describes where this information was found and outlines some of the features of American westward migration.

Dates: 1949

William C. Mynatt Letters

Identifier: MS-0270

This collection houses four letters written to Major William C. Mynatt in Knoxville, Tennessee. The majority discuss federal taxes and pensions, but one announces an engagement.

Dates: 1819 March 1-April 30, 1826 June 3-1827 May 23