John Sevier (1745-1815) autographed single sheet document, signed as governor at Knoxville and dated 1805, certifying Hugh (Lawson) White as judge of the Superior Court in the State of Tennessee, also signed by William Macklin, secretary. Archivally matted and framed along with a printed copy of a portrait of Sevier, who served as first governor of Tennessee. Sheet sight 13" x 9-1/2", overall framed 19-1/2' x 21-1/2". Note: Hugh Lawson White was the son of James White, founder of Knoxville, Tennessee. Hugh went on to succeed Andrew Jackson in the U.S. Senate and was a Whig candidate for President in 1836. Provenance: Private Tennessee collection. Condition: Letter and frame in overall very good condition. Document formerly folded, fading to seal, couple of very small losses along top edge of letter, few light spots of foxing, overall very light toning. Couple of minor small abrasions to frame.
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