Creator

Date Original

1825

Description

This letter written by A.H. Sevier and Chester Ashley to George Izard, Arkansas territorial governor, addresses concerns about the character of John Williams, Justice of the Peace of Clark County.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ambrose Hundley Sevier (1801-1848) served as delegate to Congress from Arkansas Territory and was one of the state's first United States senators after statehood. He was a member of one of the most powerful political families in antebellum Arkansas.Chester Ashley (1791-1848) also served as one of Arkansas’s first United States senators. He was one of the wealthiest men in the state during his lifetime and owned much of the land that Little Rock is comprised of today. Ashley was closely associated with the Conway-Sevier-Johnson political faction.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.016.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

A.H. Sevier and Chester Ashley letter, SMC.016.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

A.H. Sevier and Chester Ashley letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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