Publications Of The Arkansas Historical Association (volume 3)

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byArkansas Historical Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE CONSTITUTION OF 1836. By Jesse Turner.1 The effacing hand of time, slow moving, but inexorable, and its powerful coadjutor, the torch of war, more swift in its desolating conquest, cooperating with indifference and neglect, have sadly depleted the original sources of information from which this paper must be prepared. What survives is widely dispersed and difficult of access.2 It is my purpose, so far as the materials at hand, the considerations of space and my limited qualifications for such a difficult task will perrnit, to develop the subject under four principal heads. I. I shall give an account of the origin and growth of the movement inaugurated in the Territory of Arkansas which culminated in the constitutional convention of 1836. II. I shall set 'forth the proceedings of that convention, the fruit of which was the constitution of 1836. 1Jesse Turner is a native of Van Buren and a lawyer by profession. He is the only son of the late Jesse Turner, once a member of the supreme bench, and of Rebecca Allen Turner (nee Allen). He was educated in the. public and private schools of Van Buren, at the Kenmore High School, Virginia, and at the University of Virginia. He studied law under his father and was later associated with him in the practice of the profession. Mr. Turner is a Democrat in politics. He served as mayor of Van Buren for a number of years, though he did not seek the office. He is president of the Crawford County Bank at Van Buren.--Editor. 2At the threshold I acknowledge the weighty obligation I am under to Hon. Josiah H. Shinn of Washington, D. C, for valuable aid. It would not have been possible for me to treat certain parts of the subject with any degree of thoroughness had I not availed myself of the fruits of his most zealous and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE CONSTITUTION OF 1836. By Jesse Turner.1 The effacing hand of time, slow moving, but inexorable, and its powerful coadjut...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217536573

ISBN - 13:9780217536578

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