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Collection Reference Number GLC06612
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1880s 
Title Alexander Hamilton Stephens to Henry Moore Teller introducing Henry Turner, Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Chirch in the South
Date 24 April 1882
Author Stephens, Alexander Hamilton (1812-1883)  
Recipient Teller, Henry Moore  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Stephens, a United States Representative from Georgia, introduces Reverend Henry M. Turner to Teller, Secretary of the Interior. States that Turner, a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, is Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the South. Praises Turner's character. States that Turner wishes to confer with Teller regarding an unspecified matter. A pencil note at the bottom of the page states "colored bishop." Written on House of Representatives stationery.
Subjects African American History  Religion  Government and Civics  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  
People Stephens, Alexander Hamilton (1812-1883)  Teller, Henry Moore (1830-1914)  Turner, Henry  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme African Americans; Government & Politics; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Stephens served as Representative 1843-1856 and 1873-1882, and as Vice President of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Teller served as United States Senator from Colorado 1875-1882 and 1885-1908; he served as United States Secretary of the Interior from 1882-1885. Henry McNeal Turner (1834-1915) was a prominent minister who was twice elected to the Georgia Legislature after the war. Turner also greatly assisted in the formation of the 1st colored regiment, U.S. infantry, of which Lincoln commissioned him chaplain.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945