Five (5) pamplets of speeches of Tennessee congressmen Hugh White, John Bell, and Thomas Arnold, plus one Charles McClung signed summons, 6 items total. 1st-3rd items: Hugh Lawson White (1773-1840) speeches to the U.S. Senate: June 1832 on the bill to recharter the Bank of the United States, 22 pages; Feb. 16, 1835 regarding term limits, 22 pages; April 25, 1836 "a bill to distribute the proceeds of the public lands among the different states", 8 pages. Knoxville attorney, judge and lawmaker Hugh Lawson White was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1825 as a Jacksonian to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Andrew Jackson. He was re-elected in 1829 and 1835 as an Anti-Jacksonian (later Whig) and served until 1840 when he resigned because he could not conscientiously obey the instructions of his constituents. He served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the twenty-second and twenty-third Congresses and was the chairman on Indian Affairs (twentieth through twenty-sixth Congresses). 4th item: Pamphlet, Speech of Mr. Bell of Tennessee on the bill to secure the Freedom of Elections, delivered in the House of Representatives January 1837. 29 pages. John Bell of Nashville was an attorney and lawmaker elected to Congress in 1827. He served on and off in the U.S. House and Senate through 1859 and was an unsuccessful candidate for President in 1860 and Secretary of War under President William Henry Harrison in 1841. 5th item: Pamphlet, Speech of Mr. Thomas D. Arnold of Tennesee "in favor of American Industry" delivered in the House of Representatives January 24th and 25th, 1833. 55 pages. Thomas Dickens Arnold (1798-1870) was an Anti-Jacksonian and staunch Pro-Union politician known for his speeches reflecting his impassioned positions (evidenced in this pamphlet by the tone and length of his discourse). He served two memorable terms in the U.S. House, 1831-1833 and 1841-1843. 6th item: Charles McClung signed document dated January 5, 1795, commanding the sheriff of Knox county to summon David William and Alexander Brown to appear in court to testify on behalf of Jacob Vanhusen in a matter against Amos Bird. Charles McClung (1761-1835) was a Tennessee politician, pioneer, and surveyor best known for drawing up the original plot of Knoxville. CONDITION: All with toning, scattered foxing and minor edge chipping. Lacking covers. Arnold and Bell speeches appear trimmed at right margins. Folds to White's Feb. 16 speech with previous owner inscription in ink upper right corner. Previous owner inscription upper right corner of Arnold speech. Loss at fold line on McClung document, signature somewhat faded and smeared. Some items encapsulated (not sealed) with previous sales sticker residue to plastic.
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