1st item: Summons issued to George Nevel to testify on behalf of the plaintiff Joseph Lea in the case of Lea vs. David Robertson, dated July 1796, the month after Tennessee was admitted as a state, and signed by County Clerk Charles McClung. On a pre-statehood form referring to Tennessee as "the Territory south of Ohio." 6 5/8" H x 8 3/16" W. 2nd item: Summons issued to Seth Johnston to testify on behalf of the defendant James Cuswell in the case of James Anderson vs. Cuswell, dated July 1796 and signed by Charles McClung. On a pre-statehood form referring to Tennessee as "the Territory south of Ohio." 6 5/8" H x 8 1/8" W. 3rd item: Summons issued to James Rodgers to testify on behalf of the plaintiff Stephen Duncan in the case of Duncan vs. James McDowell, dated July 1796 and signed by Charles McClung. On a pre-statehood form referring to Tennessee as "the Territory south of Ohio." 6 5/8" H x 7 7/8" W. 4th item: Document directing the Sheriff of Knox County to collect funds including legal fees from Edward McFarland and James McDowell to be paid to Andrew Suckey, with said fees listed en verso. Dated January 1798 and signed by Charles McClung. On a pre-statehood form referring to Tennessee as "the Territory south of Ohio." 6 3/4" H x 8 1/16" W. 5th item: Document directing the Sheriff of Knox County to obtain from Henry Pickle funds awarded by the court to Benjamin White, dated October 1798 and signed by Charles McClung. 7 13/16" H x 6 7/16" W. 6th item: Warrant directing the Sheriff of Knox County to bring Samuel [illegible] to the court house in Knoxville "to answer from John Pickle a minor by Christian Pickle his father," dated April 1799 and signed by Charles McClung. 11 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W. 7th item: Warrant directing the Sheriff of Knox County to bring Henry Pickle to the court house in Knoxville to pay Benjamin White funds awarded to him by the court, dated July 1799 and signed by Charles McClung. 6 5/8" H x 7 3/4" W. Note: The Territory South of Ohio, more commonly called the Southwest Territory, existed from May 1790 until June 1796 when it was admitted as the state of Tennessee. Biographical note: Charles McClung was a lawyer, surveyor, soldier, and merchant. In 1788 he came to Whiteâ€™s Fort from Philadelphia and in 1790 married James Whiteâ€™s eldest daughter, Margaret. In 1791 he was commissioned by his father-in-law to make a plan for Knoxville (the new capital of the Territory South of the River Ohio). He was the first to survey the terrain, then to divide it into lots to be drawn for at a public lottery. He and William Blount were the two Knox County representatives appointed to the committee to draft the Tennessee constitution, and McClung designed the Great Seal of the State of Tennessee as part of the process of developing the constitution. (Adapted from University of Tennessee Libraries, Betsey B. Creekmore)
All items in excellent condition, commensurate with age, with toning, folding and wear to edges.
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