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Lot 562

1819 Greene County, TN Broadside by John Gass, Overmountain Man, w/ Native Land Content

Estimate: $400 - $450

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A broadside by Tennessee politician and Overmountain Man John Gass of Greene County published at Murfreesboro, 1819 (then state capital), in which Gass relates to "fellow-citizens of Greene County" "the most important acts that have passed this session." These include a Chickasaw land law "to satisfy the land claims of N. Carolina," and details concerning Cherokee land "to be sold to the highest bidder," along with a bill to consolidate Tennessee banks plus other significant laws, some dealing with land ownership. The broadside then addresses Gass's grievances with the use of county funds and resources to build a courthouse and public square. Gass next explains his introduction of a bill "to enlarge the town of Greeneville," which ultimately did not pass. Content also relates to John Balch, Alexander Sevier, and William Dickson. Housed under plexiglass in a modern wood frame. Sight: 11 1/2 " H x 7 1/2" W. Framed:14 1/4 " H x 11 1/4" W. Note: "An immigrant from Ireland, John Gass was a Revolutionary War veteran - one of the famous Overmountain Men who fought at King's Mountain in South Carolina - and an early settler in Greene County. He supported the State of Franklin and was a delegate to the Tennessee constitutional convention held in Knoxville in 1796. He was elected to represent Greene County in the first Tennessee General Assembly as a member of the House of Representatives. He also served as a trustee for Greeneville College. Gass's daughter Margaret "Peggy" Gass married William Ross II and lived at historic Maden Hall in Greeneville, which they expanded and improved. (Source: US Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, National Register of Historical Places Register Registration Form, Maden Hall Farm)


Good condition, commensurate with age. With toning, foxing, and creasing with tears and minor losses along fold lines. Not examined outside of frame.

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