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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 602

6 Tennessee / NC Documents, 1791-1826, incl. Governor Signed Land Grants

Estimate: $600 - $700
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1st item: 18th-century North Carolina document granting John Coulter 400 acres of land in Hawkins County, Tennessee (then North Carolina) along the south bank of the Holston River for the price of fifty shillings, signed twice by North Carolina Governor Alexander Martin (1740-1807), 1791. It is accompanied by a map of the property surveyed in 1779. 2nd item: Handwritten copy of 1st item, transcribed and signed by North Carolina Secretary of State William Hill (1773-1863), 1844. Includes sleeve signed by North Carolina Governor John M. Morehead (1796-1866). 3rd item: 18th-century North Carolina document granting James McHare 400 acres of land in Hawkins County, Tennessee (then North Carolina) along the north side of the Holston River, 1793. Signed by North Carolina Governor and signer of the U.S. Constitution Richard Dobbs Spaight. 4th item: 18th-century Territory South of Ohio (now Tennessee) Indenture attesting to the sale by James McHare of Knox County to John Coulter of Hawkins County of 400 acres of land on the north side of the Holston River for the price of 100 pounds in Virginia currency, 1793. Witnessed and signed by McHare, Thomas Jackson, and Francis Maybury. 5th item: Tennessee document granting Timothy Roark 150 acres of land in Claiborne County, East TN, and signed by Tennessee Governor William Carroll (1788-1844), 1826. 6th item: Requisition order for paper products sent to Colonel Thomas Whiteside by William Rankin. Heading reads "Marshall's Station (Grainger County), May 25 18...[missing corner]" and is addressed en verso to Col. Whiteside & Co., Claibourn (likely Claiborne County).


1st item: Toning, staining, and numerous creases, tears, and losses including to one of the Martin signatures. 2nd item: Creases, tears and losses. 3rd item: Staining, creases, tears, and losses. Some ink loss due to staining. 4th item: Trimmed edges and creases, tears, and losses. 5th item: Marked creases, tears, staining, and losses. 6th item: Creases, tears, staining and losses including to upper right corner with date.

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