Tennessee -- Politics and government -- To 1865.
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Address to the People of Tennessee by the Whig Members of the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly
Andrew Johnson Letter
Andrew Johnson, then serving in the U. S. House of Representatives, writes from Elizabethton, Tenn., to his son-in-law David T. Patterson on July 10, 1845, describing the political scene and campaigning action in East Tennessee.
David Burford Papers
This collection houses 29 letters written to Tennessee businessman and politician David Burford between 1820 and 1860.
Davidson County Political Circular
Clement W. Nance had this circular printed during the campaign for circuit court clerk in order to respond to prejudicial statements being made about him by Major R.B. Turner. In the document, he recounts the events leading to Turner's abuse, lists the specific financial misdeeds he had uncovered over the past year, and gives a history of his own service to the county. At the bottom of the back side, someone has worked several arithmetic problems in ink.
Edmund Dillahunter Letter
In a July 21, 1849 letter to General George W. Gordon, Edmund Dillahunter of Middle Tennessee discusses a recent cholera epidemic as well as the local political scene. He expresses his dislike of secession and his fear that the rift over the slavery question will only escalate.
F. S. Heiskell Scrapbook
This collection contains a F. S. Heiskell's scrapbook of 1840's newspaper clippings, mainly about the government, the economy, agriculture, and the Mexican War.
Felix Grundy Circular
Felix Grundy had this circular printed in order to inform the voters of Rutherford, Williamson, and Davidson counties of his political views as he aspired to be the "Representative of a free and enlightened people."
H.F. Cummins Broadside
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.
Hinchey Petway Ledger
This collection consists of a memorandum of monies received by Hinchey Petway belonging to the state of Tennessee for land in Williamson County. The ledger contains fifty-six pages of entries which spans the years 1824 to 1838 with the bulk of the entries recorded prior to 1830.
J. L. Edwards Letters
James C. Luttrell Letter
In an October 4, 1857 letter to his wife, James C. Luttrell, a former Knoxville mayor and Comptroller of the Treasury for the State of Tennessee, describes the Nashville political climate just prior to the Civil War.
John Bell Letter
In this August 30, 1844, letter to William Brownlow, publisher of The Whig newspaper, John Bell, then Secretary of War, discusses his support of Henry Clay in 1839.
John S. McNutt Letter
In this letter, John S. McNutt solicits support from Colonel John C. Gaut for his candidacy for Attorney General. He wants Colonel Gaut to persuade the local citizens to support his candidacy as well.
Lloyd Bullen Political Broadside
This long broadside is addressed To the Freemen of the Third Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Greene, Cocke, Sevier and Blount. In it, Lloyd Bullen addresses the reasons he should be reelected to the Tennessee state senate. Amidst many insults to his opponents, he promises to vote against renewing corrupt bank charters and to abolish the expensive Chancery Courts. He then requests that the voters choose him in the election to be held the following Thursday.
Newton Cannon Circular
Park Family Papers
This collection houses correspondence, ledgers, and bank records documenting the lives of several members of the Park family in Knoxville, Tennessee and Galleighan, Ireland. Among the topics discussed are family news, national politics, and land holdings that the Parks are renting out.
Petition to Abolish Slavery
This petition asks the Tennessee Legislature to pass a law that will free the state's enslaved peoples and their descendants. The petition is signed by 75 residents of Bedford County, 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.
Samuel Houston Letter
Sam Houston wrote this letter from Carthage, Tennessee to Colonel Francis Ramsey in Knoxville, Tennessee. Houston tells Ramsey that he has been engaged in matrimonial affairs and discusses business he has conducted with the old chief and others.