Sam Houston signed land document, granting Elias Riddle 100 acres in Bledsoe County, Tennessee "in the grassy cove…" dated February 22, 1828. 15 3/4" H x 12 1/4" W. Early 19th century. Note: Sam Houston's term as Tennessee governor lasted from 1827 until 1829, when he resigned and moved to Texas. Houston (1793-1863) later became the President of Texas and its Governor. CONDITION: Light toning and some fading to ink. Tears along fold lines, largest 6 1/2", and some edge losses. Foxing spots, largest 1/4", scattered on surface of sheet.
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