Three (3) East Tennessee autographs, including Charles McClung, Hugh Lawson White, and John Rhea. 1st item: Order for the sheriff of Knox County (in the territory South of the Ohio) to deliver Nathaniel Lyon and Thomas Lyon to the county courthouse to answer charges of a broken covenant to Samuel McPheeters regarding one hundred dollars in damage, signed by court clerk Charles McClung, 1795. Also signed by H. Breazeale and J. Hamilton. 13" x 7 3/4". Toning, fold line crosses first letter of McClung's signature. Pre-Tennessee statehood. Note: Pioneer Charles McClung (1761-1835) was also a surveyor and is best known for drawing up the plat of Knoxville. 2nd item: Note from a legal dispute centering on the validity of the will of John Sterling, signed by Hugh Lawson White (1773-1840, state supreme court judge and United States Senator from Tennessee). Undated, with deckled edges on all sides, possibly a partial document. 5 1/2" x 8". Fold across signature. 3rd item: Complaint of abuse with a $1,000 damage claim brought by David Gillland against a S__ Black: of the county of Knox in the District of Hamilton in the territory of the United States of America South of the River Ohio. Signed Rhea Atty (John Rhea, 1753-1831, pioneer, early advocate of higher education, court clerk, and member of the House of Representatives). 4 3/4" x 7 1/2". Toning, some small edge losses. CONDITION: See item description.
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