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Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 601

7 pcs 18th C TN Ephemera, incl. Gov. Signed & Nashville Survey Map

Estimate: $400 - $500
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1st item: Archibald Roane (1759/60-1819), second Governor of Tennessee, serving from 1801 to 1803, and William Cocke (1748-1828) signed pre-statehood Knox county court document, written in regard to a land dispute between Jacob Vanhooser and Amos Byrd/Bird, dated 1794 and 1795. Signed "Wm. Cocke, attn," and three times en verso, "A. Roane." 13 1/4" H x 8 1/8" W. 2nd item: Pre-statehood survey map dated 1792, concerning land in Davidson County, Tennessee, granted by governor Richard Speight and the State of North Carolina to George Walker, assignee of Private William Gipson, in recognition of military service. The land, referred to in the survey map as "Mero District," would later become part of Nashville. It encompassed 640 acres in the "county of Davidson on the south side of the Cumberland River on a branch of the pond lick, beginning at a cherry tree black walnut and elm marked ID J2 on an old Buffalo Trace that heads north Eastwards from Pond lick thence South..." 7 3/4" H x 6 5/16" W. 3rd item: Pre-statehood court document dated 1790, when Hawkins County was still a part of the State of North Carolina as indicated in the heading: "State of N. Carolina, Hawkins County." Signed by Hawkins County Clerk Thomas Hutchings (1750-1804) and concerning the settlement of a 1789 Hawkins County case between Thomas Henderson and Elliner Ingram. 13 1/4" H x 8" W. 4th item: Summons directing the Sheriff of Knox County to summon John McClellen and Joseph Evans to appear in court in Hamilton County. Signed by Francis A. Ramsey (1764-1820) and dated 1796. On a pre-statehood form referring to Tennessee as "the Territory south of Ohio," which is amended to "State of Tennasee [sic]."6 3/8" H x 8 1/8" W. 5th item: State of Tennessee warrant directing the Sheriff of Jefferson County to bring James Gilliland to the court house in Knoxville in regard to a dispute with George McPherson, dated April 1797 and signed by Francis A. Ramsey. 6 5/16"H x 7 7/8" W. 6th item: State of Tennessee legal document directing William Cobb (1732-1803) and Alexander Greer to pay Thomas King $250, dated February 1799 and signed by Greer and the Reverend Rodham Kenner, and attorney-signed by William Cobb's attorney J. Whiteside. 6 1/2" H x 8" W. 7th item: Pre-statehood legal document directing William Tipton and Henry Reagan to pay John Burden $250, dated August 1793 and signed by Tipton, Reagan, and Lake B...[illegible]. 6 1/2" H x 8" 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. Archibald Roane served in the Revolutionary War and in addition to serving as Governor of Tennessee is the namesake of Roane County. William Cocke is the namesake of Cocke County as was one of Tennessee's first two senators, serving as Shadow Senator from 1796-1797 and as Senator from 1799-1805.


Items with tears, areas of loss, damp staining, foxing spots, toning, later ink or pencil inscriptions, and general handling wear to be expected from age and manner of use. 2nd item: Upper right corner is not present however main body of the letter is extant. With tape to torn fold lines en verso.

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