History of Tennessee; Its People and Its Institutions from the Earliest Times to the Year 1903

History of Tennessee; Its People and Its Institutions from the Earliest Times to the Year 1903

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...term, continued there until 1845, when he became Postmaster General in President Polk's Cabinet. After his retirement from the cabinet, he became president of the last Bank of Tennessee, which he managed with ability and success. 330. Newton Cannon Elected Governor.--Carroll had again served three consecutive terms--six years--as governor, but the people, having adopted a new Constitution in the meantime, he offered himself for a fourth term. He adhered, as he had always done, to the party of General Jackson, but, as it boded no good to him, he deprecated the introduction of national politics in State elections. His opponent was Newton Cannon, whom Houston had defeated for the same office in 1827. Cannon had served in the Creek War, but was criticised for returning home before its conclusion. In 1814, he was elected to succeed Felix Grundy in Congress, and continued in Congress, with the intermission of a single term, until his voluntary retirement, in 1825. He had never been in rapport with the Jackson party, and now appeared as the avowed champion of Judge White. The current of public sentiment in favor of Judge White was too strong to be stemmed even by Cave Johnson. Carroll, and Cannon was elected by a plurality of more than 11,000 votes. 331. Cannon Reelected.--In 1836, there was a call for volunteers to serve in the Florida War. The quota for Tennessee was 2,000. More than double that number offered. The East Tennesseans were commanded by Gen. R. G. Dunlap, and those from Middle Tennessee by Gen. Robert Armstrong. The last battle in which the Tennessee soldiers were engaged, was fought on November 18-21, at Wahoo Swamp, soon after which they were ordered home and discharged, though the war dragged on until 1842 before it was finally...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496558
  • 9781236496553