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T. A. R. (Thomas Amis Rogers) Nelson Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0002
Scope and Contents Papers of Thomas Amis Rogers Nelson (1812-1873), a lawyer, judge, congressman, and defense counsel for President Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial of 1868. Nelson began law practice in Washington County, Tenn, in 1832, served two terms as attorney general of the 1st judicial circuit, and was presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844 and 1848. Strong Unionist, elected to the 36th Congress in 1859 and 1861; was captured by Confederate forces and imprisoned in Richmond, Va.. He moved...
Dates: 1782-1873

William C. Benton letter, 1837.

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Identifier: MM.1981.042
Scope and Contents (December 25, 1837) letter from William C. Benton, Washington, D. C., to “Dear Sir.” ALS 3 pp. Re: copy of speech given at Faneuil Hall (Boston) by the recipient of the letter, thanking the speaker for his remarks on interference of slavery in Southern states. Says “there is no constant feeling of alarm among us.” Letter may have been written to Mr. Austin (James T. Austin, Attorney General of Massachusetts, Boston). Handwritten annotation by C. M. McClung.
Dates: 1837