Tennessee -- Politics and government.
Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of a political letter and bill addressed to Albert G. Welcker.
Andrew J. Fletcher published this circular in order to refute accusations made by Mr. Bullen, his Republican opponent in the state senate race. Fletcher refutes the charges, turns several back on Bullen, and then adds additional ones.
This collection consists of sixteen Andrew Jackson Donelson correspondences about plantation life, slavery, and politics in Tennessee.
Four page personal correspondence between Andrew Johnson and his son, Robert Johnson, dated February 7, 1859 from Washington City.
William Maclin, Secretary of State for Tennessee, on May 24, 1799 issued a bill for the United States government concerning the boarding of eight Creek Indians for 33 1/2 cents each (including one gallon of whiskey) for two nights in Nashville, TN.
This carte de visite is a commercial reproduction of a portrait of W. G. Brownlow.
Collection consists of a letter handwritten by Daniel Bond concerning the 1886 Tennessee gubernatorial election. Bond, a prominent West Tennesseean, states his support for East Tennessee's choice for governor, Robert Love Taylor. The letter was written to A. J. McWhirter, the Commissioner of Agriculture for Tennessee and friend of Taylor.
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.
This collection includes F. B. Ragland's autobiography, written in 1891 for the benefit of his children and to whom the work is affectionately dedicated. In it, Ragland discusses his ancestry, his immediate family, his work as a farmer and businessman, his service in the Tennessee State Legislature, his memories of the Civil War (including the emancipation of enslaved peoples), and his activities in retirement.
This collection contains letters and papers of F. S. Heiskell, several discussing the construction of a railroad. Also among the letters is a detailed definition of what a copperhead is.
This letter, to Harmon G. Lea, shares Hardin Shannon's concerns about the upcoming election for representative from Grainger County, Tennessee, and discusses Shannon's affiliation with the Whig Party. Shannon is particularly worried that Colonel Cleveland and Esquire Moore will manipulate the election to Shannon's detriment so that Cleveland will be elected.
This collection contains scrapbooks, speeches, correspondence, photographs, essays, eulogies, and a biography documenting the life and work of Tennessee statesman Horace Maynard. There are a few items of unknown origin, including a deed for 60 acres on the south side of the French Broad River to John Wright signed by Governor William Carroll and two certificates of sale for land in Ohio purchased by Mathew Heuston and signed by President James Madison.
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.
Agriculturalist J. B. Killebrew wrote this two-volume autobiography in 1896 and 1898. Volume one begins with an account of Killebrew's ancestry, describes his life from birth to the Atlanta Exposition (1881), and closes with an appendix containing more genealogical information. Volume two begins in 1882, chronicles Killebrew's life through 1897, and closes with an article from Harper's written by Martha M. Williams.
The O. P. Temple Papers consist of correspondence, legal and financial files, writings, newspaper clippings, awards, gifts, and photographs documenting the life and work of Knoxville businessman and politician Oliver P. Temple.
This collection consists of a transcribed letter from Oliver Perry Temple to Dr. W. G. Brownlow. The letter concerns O.P. Temple reporting back to Dr. W. G. Brownlow about speeches given in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Montgomery, Alabama. The letter was transcribed in 1971.
This document was signed by Robert Houston, Tennessee's Secretary of State, on June 12, 1811 in Knoxville. It certifies that James L. Armstrong was commissioned as a justice of the peace for Rutherford County on April 22, 1809.