1st item: East Tennessee political broadside dated June 27th, 1857, "CIRCULAR: TO THE VOTERS OF BLOUNT, SEVIER, COCKE, AND GREENE COUNTIES", written by Lloyd Bullen (c. 1812-1884) against Andrew Jackson Fletcher (c. 1820-1870), his political opponent, responding to a circular that Fletcher published about his policies and activities in the Tennessee State Senate and House of Representatives. Housed in a contemporary wooden frame. Sight – 18" H x 14" W. Framed – 19 5/8" H x 15 5/8" W. American, mid 19th century. Note: Lloyd Bullen was a Member of the Tennessee House, 29th, 30th, 31st, and 39th General Assemblies, 1851-57 and 1875-77; representing Greene County; and of the Senate, 32nd General Assembly 1857-59; representing Blount, Cocke, Greene, and Sevier counties (Democrat). Andrew Jackson Fletcher served as Secretary of State of Tennessee, circa 1865-1870. 2nd item: William Dickson (1775-1843) signed land indenture reading "This indenture made this Twenty Eight Day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighteen between Daniel Guinn of Greene County and State of Tennessee of the One part and Stephen Brooks of the County and State…the sum of Thirty Dollars to him in hand paid by the said Brooks…and confirm onto the said Brooks a certain tract or parcel of land containing twenty three acres…Vir. beginning at a white-oake [sic] corner to Henry Harnsworth and William McCoy thince North with McCoy line One Hundred and Twenty Seven poles to a spanish-oakes…In testimony whare [sic] of I have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written Daniel Guin (seal)/Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Robert Bradson/Wm Dickson saw it delivered". Summary of indenture and signatures en verso. Float mounted in a contemporary wooden frame. Sheet – 12 1/8" H x 14 1/2" W. Framed – 17 5/8" H x 19 7/8" W. Greene County, TN, early 19th century. Biography (courtesy of the University of Tennessee Special Collections) William Dickson was born in County Antrim, Ireland, in May of 1775. He emigrated to the United States in 1791 and settled in Greeneville, Tennessee in 1796. He served as the town's first postmaster and was fairly prosperous, owning a three-story house, the Dickson-Williams Mansion. Dickson was also involved in improving the community, serving as a trustee of Rhea Academy and helping to build a new jail and courthouse. Dickson died in Greeneville on January 2, 1843 and is buried in the Old Harmony Graveyard in Greene County, Tennessee. Provenance: Private Knoxville,Tennessee collection.. CONDITION: 1st item: Broadside glued down to board. Broadside exhibits toning, discloration and old tape residue on folds and some staining at lower corners (dampstaining or acid burn from glue). Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Foxing spots, largest 1", surface of sheet. Sheet exhibits wear to be expected from age.
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