United States -- Politics and government -- 1841-1845.
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
A. J. Donelson Letter
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.
Aaron V. Brown Letter to Peter Vroom
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.
Cave Johnson Letters
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.
Gideon J. Pillow Letter
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.
J. L. Edwards Letters
James K. Polk Letter
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.
S. H. Laughlin Letter to W. I. Whitthorne
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.