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Tennessee -- Politics and government -- To 1865.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Tennessee State Legislature Bill to Ascertain the Age at which a Man becomes a Bachelor and to Increase the Revenue of the State

Identifier: MS-1207
Abstract This collection contains a bill submitted to the Tennessee State Legislature that offered a solution to the "problem of the great number of unmarried men." The document declares all unmarried men aged 30 and over to be bachelors and requires the Sheriff of each county to make a yearly list of these bachelors and levy a 25% tax on each man's property. Any bachelor who is eligible to pay the tax more than three times shall be deemed to be an incorrigible bachelor and will be subject to a 50%...
Dates: 1826 November 22

W. B. Lewis Letter

Identifier: MS-0857

In this letter, W. B. Lewis relates news about several friends and family members, mentions that cholera is still afflicting Nashville and the surrounding areas, asks Jackson to pass some news to Ralph E. W. Earl, and complains that [t]imes in Nashville are exceedingly dull and hard. He closes by asking after General Eaton (who he thinks should come to Nashville because the Foster and Grundy parties are waxing very hot) and sending his respects to Jackson's family.

Dates: 1833 May 1

William C. Dunlap Circular

Identifier: MS-3612

William Dunlap sent this three-page letter of extravagant prose to the citizens of Roane and Morgan Counties in order to tell them about his positions during a campaign for state legislator.

Dates: 1825 July 27

Willie Blount Letter

Identifier: MS-0737

Tennessee Governor Willie Blount wrote this letter to Henry Newman, Jr. in Boston on December 10, 1811. In it, he expresses his hope that the United States will teach the indigenous people on the Wabash and their [foreign] aiders and abetters, that we are not only united but determined to be free and independent of all nations. He also discusses family and personal business, including Judge Hugh L. White and his family.

Dates: 1811 December 10