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David Burford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1027
Abstract

This collection documents David Burford's political and business activities between 1814 and 1864, including his service in the Tennessee State Senate (1829-1835) and his involvement in the slave trade.

Dates: 1814-1864

James K. Polk Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0797
Abstract

In this 1841 letter to David Burford, James Polk asks Burford to reconsider his decision to abandon his political aspirations and discusses the general political situation in Tennessee.

Dates: 1841 February 2

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