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The Late Gov. Brownlow

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The most uniquc j)olitical eharacter of liin geueration has recently paseed away in the dcatli of Parson Brownlow, of Knoxville, Term. A nativo of Virginia, Wm. ó. Brownlow was early lelt au orphan, learned the trade of a carpenter, and at the age of 21 tnmed Methodist minister, laboringas an itinerant prcacher f or . tho next ten years. Bal B natural bent i'or politics was too sliong to be long repressed, and, even while ho was travcliug a circuit in South öarolina, lio took the stomp as an opponent of Ciilhoun and nullifioation. Rnally in ISJ7, when he was 32 yoars oíd, he beffan a couuoction with tho Knoxville Whigt which lias lasted ever sincc, and made that papes a powr in its section. Though he had publicly advoeatod in 1858 the perpetnatíou of slavery, he fought seeessiou bitterly, and towaxd the close of 1861 was arrested on the charge of trcason by tlie Oonfederates, and held prisoner for fourmonüis. With Ehe BUOOess of the Union cause he came to the front in Tennesseo politics, and wafi eleoted (íovernorin 18(i5, and Senator in 1889. He was stricken with paralysis years ago, and, daring the laitsr pari of iiis term in the Senute, took little ehare in business,


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