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Wednesday, 8 September 2021

1858.04.17 - Harper's weekly (USA)

 

1858.04.17 - Harper's weekly (USA)

1858.04.17 - Harper's weekly (USA)

17 april 1858, United States

The Late Hon, Thomas H. Benton, of Missouri 

Thomas Hart Benton (1782 – 1858), nicknamed "Old Bullion", was a United States Senator from Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, he was an architect and champion of westward expansion by the United States, a cause that became known as Manifest Destiny. Benton served in the Senate from 1821 to 1851, becoming the first member of that body to serve five terms. wikipedia