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Collection Reference Number GLC02848
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1857 
Title Andrew Johnson to William M. Lowry regarding the political situation in Tennessee and the state of the Democratic party
Date 16 August 1857
Author Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)  
Recipient Lowry, William M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Analyzes the current political situation in Tennessee and the state of the Democratic Party. Discusses West H. Humphreys, a federal judge in Tennessee with Confederate sympathies. Says Humphreys has "taken it into his head that [Gideon J.] Pillow [who wanted to run for senator] is the greatest man now living." Criticizes Pillow's qualifications and his use of their mutual friends for political gain. Also discusses Aaron V. Brown, Alfred Osbourne Pope Nicholson, Franklin Pierce, Washington C. Whitthorne, Landon Carter Haynes and William G. Brownlow.
Subjects President  Politics  Democratic Party  Election  Government and Civics  Judiciary  Secession  
People Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)  Lowry, William M. (1813-1887)  Humphreys, West Hughes (1806-1882)  Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869)  Pillow, Gideon Johnson (1806-1878)  Brown, Aaron Venable (1795-1859)  Nicholson, A. O. P. (Alfred Osborn Pope) (1808-1876)  Whitthorne, Washington C. (1825-1891)  Haynes, Landon Carter (1816-1875)  Brownlow, William Gannaway (1805-1877)  
Place written Nashville, Tennessee
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Written as Governor of Tennessee (1853-1857) to his friend and political mentor, Greeneville, Tennessee, merchant William M. Lowry (1813-1887).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859