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United States -- Politics and government -- 1853-1857.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

General William Barksdale Letter

Identifier: MS-3476

In this letter dated August 14, 1856, General William Barksdale describes a speech he plans to give in Baltimore against the Know Nothing Party and in favor of electing James Buchanan as President.

Dates: 1856 August 14

Horace Maynard Letter

Identifier: MS-2231
Abstract Horace Maynard begins this December 12, 1857 letter to W. G. Parson Brownlow with an outline of his reasons for serving in Congress, including his desire to get a just proportion of government funding for the people of East Tennessee. He goes on to discuss a new custom house for Knoxville, emphasizing the building's importance in building up the town and mentioning the location that he feels would be optimal for the structure (between Cumberland and Clinch Streets on the north and south,...
Dates: 1857 December 12

J. A. Blackburn Letter

Identifier: MS-0180
Abstract J. A. Blackburn wrote this letter to the editor of the Campaigner in July 1856. He encloses a letter from Charles L. Dawson, who has recently but painfully reversed his political history. According to Blackburn, Dawson now supports "that imbecile party [Democratic], so regardless of the welfare of our glorious Country, ... which ... has been the sole Cause of all the excitement and troubles of the present day." Blackburn holds that Dawson has changed his views in order to gain a seat in the...
Dates: 1856 July

The Mercury Excerpt

Identifier: MS-2620

These three columns of text were published in Charleston, South Carolina's The Mercury on 25 December 1843. They include an essay by Lord Brougham entitled American Democracy (which defends Americans against Europeans who consider them uncivilized), a campaign ad supporting John C. Calhoun's presidential candidacy, and the beginning of an article discussing Congressional politics.

Dates: 1843 December 25