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Three-page pamphlet published in 1869 by William G. Brownlow (1805-1877), U.S. Senator for Tennessee (1869-1875), addressed "To the Loyal Men of Tennessee" and noting his opposition to the appointment of former Confederate General James Longstreet as Surveyor of Customs for the Port of New Orleans. He also refutes any suggestion that former President Andrew Johnson contributed money to enable Brownlow to start "a Union paper" in Knoxville during the Civil War and suggests Johnson was guilty of corruption as military governor of Tennessee. Brownlow, a radical Republican, succeeded Johnson as governor of Tennessee (1865-1869) and became a bitter critic.
Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877.
"William G. Brownlow pamphlet, 1869" (2021). United States and beyond. 14.