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Collection Reference Number GLC01265.08
From Archive Folder Civil war loyalty pamphlets 
Title The American citizen: an address delivered by Hon. D.W. Voorhees of Indian, before the literary societies of the University of Virginia.
Date 1860
Author Voorhees, Daniel Wolsey (1827-1897)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Published by R.H. Simpson & Co. in Terre Haute, Indiana. A signature, "Jas. H. Williams" is inscribed on the lower center of the front cover. An address delivered before the Jefferson and Washington societies of the University of Virginia. Argues that as members of a governing race (Anglo-Saxon race), the audience has a responsibility to preserve the constitutional liberty established by the founding fathers.
Subjects US Constitution  Revolutionary War  Democratic Party  Education  Government and Civics  
People Voorhees, Daniel Wolsey (1827-1897)  
Place written Terre Haute, Indiana
Theme Government & Politics; Education
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Voorhees was a representative and a Senator from Indiana; born in Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio, September 26, 1827; moved with his parents to Indiana in early childhood; attended the common schools of Veedersburg, Ind.; graduated from Indiana Asbury (now De Pauw) University at Greencastle in 1849; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Covington, Ind.; moved to Terre Haute and continued the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; United States district attorney for Indiana 1858-1861; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Thirty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1865, to February 23, 1866, when he was succeeded by Henry D. Washburn, who contested the election; elected to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Oliver H.P.T. Morton; reelected in 1885 and again in 1891, and served from November 6, 1877, to March 3, 1897; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on the Library (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Finance (Fifty-third Congress).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945