From Thomas Hart Benton to Unknown

Title: From Thomas Hart Benton to Unknown
Description: In this letter ca. 1856-1858 to an unknown recipient, Senator Thomas Hart Benton provides evidence to prove his place of residence in St. Louis in order to run for office in Missouri. He states that he first arrived in St. Louis in 1815, “bringing with me slaves.” Benton relates details of his family’s connections to St. Louis, asserting that he “never thought of quitting the state.” He gives the names of three witnesses who can verify that St. Louis is his place of residence.
Date original: ca. 1856-1858
Owning organization: Nodaway County Historical Society
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: General Collection
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Nodaway County Historical Society at: 110 N. Walnut St., P.O. Box 324, Maryville, MO 64468, Phone: (660)582-8176, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Nodaway County Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Nodaway County Historical Society.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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