Creator

Date Original

1896

Description

This letter was written by Frank D. Denton to R.J. Wilson, Arkansas Senator concerning his nominationto the position of Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate. The position of Sergeant-at-Arms originated in 1789in order to keep Senators in the room long enough to conduct business. Currently, the position provideslaw enforcement for the Senate and has the authority to arrest any member of the Senate, including thePresident, if they break the rules of the body.

Biographical/Historical Note

Franklin Desha Denton, the son of William French Denton, a lawyer, and Margaret Frances Desha,was born November 23, 1841, in Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas. Franklin established theBatesville Bee and the Batesville Guard newspapers. He died January 5, 1926, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Batesville, Independence County (Ark.); Tennessee

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.007.009b

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Frank D. Denton letter, SMC.007.009b

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Frank D. Denton 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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