- A Peek at Things to Come: Whig Disunion
September 15, 1847 EAST BATON ROUG, Louisiana Government, Politics
The Whig convention, nicknamed the rough and ready convention after prominent Whig Old Rough and Ready General Zachary Taylor, failed to nominate a candidate for the Third Congressional District. The convention consisted of a declaration of the opposition of the members to all caucuses, and a resolve not to make a nomination for any one for Congress. Five people were appointed to a committee who were...
- A Letter to Congress
June 23, 1842 JEFFERSON, Louisiana Agriculture, Economy
Several planters and sugar manufacturers from Jefferson Parish joined with citizens from parishes across the state of Louisiana in signing and sending a letter to the United States Congress pleading for increases in tariffs on imported sugar. Stating that the Tariff of 1832 had caused the agricultural, commercial, and manufacturing interests of Louisiana's sugar industry to become paralyzed, they said...