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Adam Huntsman Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3632
Abstract This double-sided broadside is addressed to “the free and independent voters of Madison County,” and presents to them Huntsman’s positions on the upcoming constitutional convention so they can decide whether or not to elect him as their delegate. He offers suggestions for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, then lists ideas for justices of the peace before he turns back to his own candidacy for convention delegate, promising to do his best and praising the state of Tennessee.

Andrew Johnson President's Message

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Identifier: MS-3421
Abstract This double-sided broadside presents the President's Message to the Senate and House of Representatives on December 13, 1866. Johnson opened by reviewing the progress of restoration since December 4, 1865, then asked Congress to accept the credentials of the representatives from the states that had engaged in the rebillion (sic). Following the President's Message is an editorial from the New York Evening Post about the proposition to extend amnesty to the residents of Confederate states in...

C.D. Elliott Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3601
Abstract In this three-column broadside, Collins D. Elliott responds to criticisms about his role in the Nashville Female Academy by providing his spiritual autobiography and his views on religion and children.

Clarksville Chronicle Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3624
Abstract This newspaper extra, published four days after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, documents responses from around the country. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, telegraphed a request for troops to Beriah Magoffin, governor of Kentucky. Magoffin telegraphed his refusal. W.H. Seward provided Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation calling for troops to reclaim forts and vowing to avoid destruction of peaceful citizens. The War Department posted troop quotas from each state for three-month...

East Tennessee Confederate Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3727
Abstract This collection contains an unrecorded Confederate Tennessee broadside. It is an important announcement of a meeting of Union sympathizers to be held in Greenville. This meeting was held on June 17, 1861.

Franklin Repository Campaign Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3614
Abstract This broadside was published as an extra to the Franklin Repository in order to report on the results of the recent Young Men’s Administration Meeting. At that meeting, the young men agreed that as the current administration has improved the situation for agriculture and manufacturing, it should be kept in the next election. They believe that General Jackson will not support the tariff they need, and that he is unqualified to hold the office of president for a number of...

Gordon Aronhime Collection

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Identifier: MS-0297
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, musical handbills and programs in American and German, and a very quaint European Autograph Album belonging to the Hodgson Family containing famous European composers, politicians, and writers.

H.F. Cummins Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3620
Abstract H.F. Cummins published this four-column broadside from Paris, Tennessee in order to share his political goals, should he be elected to the state legislature.

Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3468
Abstract Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk wrote this broadside, entitled A Proclamation. To All Soldiers, in This Department Absent from Their Commands Without Leave, from his headquarters in Demopolis, Alabama on April 16, 1864. In it, he offers to pardon soldiers who have deserted if they return to their commands.

McMinnville Laws of the Corporation

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Identifier: MS-3638
Abstract This broadside presents the twenty six sections of the law code for the town of McMinnville, Tennessee. It is signed in type by John Pickett, Mayor and is certified by W.H. Walling, Recorder. The laws address issues such as disorderly conduct, religious meetings, prostitution, and public intoxication. The last several sections cover the duties and payment for several officers of law.

National Union Executive Committee Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3600
Abstract This broadside recommends voting for Andrew Johnson as vice president on the basis of his patriotism and loyalty to the Union. It first lays out the record of his opponent, George H. Pendleton, with all of his votes and speeches against the Union. It then describes Johnson and gives excerpts of several of his speeches, each supporting the government and accusing rebels of treason. It concludes with a final call to choose between these two!!

Republican Party Broadside

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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...

Robert Bell Book Auction Facsimile

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Identifier: MS-3576
Abstract Note This facsimile reproduces a circular from the 18th century bookseller Robert Bell. The front of the advertisement announces his arrival from Philadelphia and a list of 37 books with their estimated prices. The back offers several quotes about learning and books from various sources including Cicero, Bacon, and the Bible.

Robert C. Winthrop Speech

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Identifier: MS-3623
Abstract Robert Winthrop delivered this speech supporting the candidacies of John Bell, Edward Everett, and Abraham Lincoln at the Ratification Meeting in Boston on September 25, 1860. In it, he gives a prolonged and impassioned plea for a restoration of national harmony, saying that it is more important than slavery or party unity. The text of this speech is followed by a letter from Mr. Walley addressed to L. Saltonstall. In it, he gives his support to the candidates because they...

Tennessee State Guard Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3581
Abstract This small leaflet responds to citizen concerns by assuring them that the State Guard will in no way molest law abiding citizens.

William Carroll Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3611
Abstract This speech by Governor William Carroll was an extra printed by the Murfreesborough Courier [sic]. Carroll introduces this session of the 15th General Assembly by noting an error in the law regarding presidential electors, progress toward a stable state currency, a request to construct turnpikes, the upcoming need for elections to replace temporary office holders, and General La Fayette’s [sic] upcoming visit. It is signed in type by William Carroll, executive office,...

William Daniel Woodson Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3626
Abstract This broadside explains why William Woodson is running as a candidate for court clerk in Henry County, Tennessee. His message is that offices shouldn’t be held by the same person for many years because turnover is important to the morale of young people who should be able to aspire to a term in government themselves.

William Foust Campaign Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3619
Abstract In this broadside, William Foust explains why he didn’t attend the political convention as part of his campaign for the Tennessee House of Representatives.

William G. Swan Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3621
Abstract William G. Swan published this broadside to assure voters that he was a candidate for the Second Judicial Circuit. He was not able to actively campaign because he had been home with his dying brother, and he couldn’t announce in the local political papers because he wasn’t friends with either editor, hence this broadside.

William M. Churchwell Political Circular

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Identifier: MS-3424
Abstract This circular is addressed to the voters of the second congressional district of Tennessee in order to announce Churchwell's candidacy for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives, running against Horace Maynard.

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