The following items are extracted from the Whig & Tribune

  • Gen. CAMPBELL is erecting a brick office on the Bank lot, west of the Bank.
  • The police force has been increased by the addition of Mr. T.H. NEWSOM.  He was sworn in on Wednesday.
  • We have in our family the Rocking chair in which Gen’l Wm. T. HASKELL was nursed.
  • We saw a man on the street this week dressed in green.  We could not learn whether he was a Hibernian, a Frenian, or a Communist.
  • Gas Works — Messrs. TURNBOLT & HENNING, of the Jackson Gas Co., are in the city, making arrangements to commence immediately the erection of the necessary works.
  • The Rev. J.E. BRIGHT, D.D., a teacher of long experience and great success, will open a Female school at the CARUTHERS place, on Baltimore street, on the first Monday in September next.
  • Temperance Meeting – the friends of this worthy cause will meet in Temperance Hall on Tuesday next. It is hoped that all the old members will turn out. – The Rev. W.T. BOLING, a most eloquent speaker, will deliver an address.
  • Dr. Robt. FENNER, one of the oldest and most distinguished citizens of Jackson, and one of the most eminent physicians in the South, has been quite ill for some days.  We but echo the sentiment of thousands, when we express the hope that he may speedily recover, and that many more years may be allotted to him in this world.

Source: Whig and tribune. (Jackson, Tenn.), 29 July 1871. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85033435/1871-07-29/ed-1/seq-3/>

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  1. Thanks for entering this. Very interesting. I wish you could find something about the Philmer, Ezekiel Travis, or Joseph Lewis Whitworth family and post it. Thanks Charlene Whitworth Mills.

    • Thanks Charlene. I post things as I find them, so perhaps I’ll have something of direct interest to your lines. If you’re specifically interested in searching newspapers the collection at the Chronicling America website is wonderful!

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