Letter: St. Louis, Missouri, to E[lias] K[ent] Kane, Kaskaskia, Ill., 18-- June 21.
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Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) was a Missouri Democrat who served as a senator from 1821 to 1851. He opposed both abolitionism and the extension of slavery into new territories, but was a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He died in 1858. From the guide to the Thomas Hart Benton letter, 1846 May 14, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) Lawyer; Tennessee state senator, 1809-1811; aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson; colonel of a regiment of ...
U.S. senator, legislator, and jurist of Missouri. From the description of David Barton correspondence, 1829. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455605 ...