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United States -- Politics and government -- 1841-1845.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

A. J. Donelson Letter

Identifier: MS-0931

A. J. Donelson of Nashville, Tennessee wrote this letter to General John McCalla in Lexington, Kentucky to invite him to attend a mass meeting on August 15, 1844. Donelson hopes McCalla will speak about Mr. Clay and bring Bullock and other young men who like to speak in a good cause. A typed transcript is included with the letter.

Dates: 1844 July 29

Aaron V. Brown Letter to Peter Vroom

Identifier: MS-2461

This collection contains a letter from Aaron V. Brown to Peter Vroom, August 24, 1842, written while Brown was serving his second term in the House of Representatives. In the letter, Brown discusses the current political situation in Washington before Congress breaks for summer recess.

Dates: 1842 August 24

Cave Johnson Letters

Identifier: MS-0888

Two of these letters, both addressed to an unknown recipient, concern subscriptions to the Weekly Globe. The third (dated 1843) is addressed to John H. Caustine and concerns fees for dealing with spoliation claims.

Dates: 1832 June 17-1843 December 23

Gideon J. Pillow Letter

Identifier: MS-0933

Gideon J. Pillow (then in Columbia, Tennessee) wrote this letter to Reah Frazier in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In it, Pillow discusses the possible outcomes of a recent election.

Dates: 1844 November 12

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

James K. Polk Letter

Identifier: MS-0797

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

S. H. Laughlin Letter to W. I. Whitthorne

Identifier: MS-1205

In this letter (marked Private) to W. I. Whitthorne, S. H. Laughlin discusses local and national politics. He touches on the possible adjournment of the U. S. House of Representatives, the state of the Native American Democratic ticket and the Whig Party, and his own efforts to promote the Democratic Party and fight the Whigs in Tennessee. He ends with a plea for funds to support his work.

Dates: 1844 April 20