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2 James K Polk (1795-1849) Documents. 1st item: Land grant, 40 acres in Polk County, Tennessee to John McAdams, signed by James K. Polk as governor, July 20, 1840, 7-1/2" x 12-1/2". Overall toning, discoloration and foxing; scattered losses along fold lines, a 1/4" hole at upper center and losses to upper left edge. 2nd item: Legal document attributed to the hand of James K. Polk in a Tennessee miscengation case, on behalf of Judge Robert Mack concerning the case of Eli Askew. Other documents that have come to light regarding this case indicate Mr. Askew was seeking a divorce from his wife on the grounds that she had an affair with a slave and later gave birth to his child. Signed by Askew. At this time, Polk (who would later become America's 11th president) served in the House of Representatives but continued to practice law in Tennessee. Single page with writing on both sides, 12-1/2" x 7-5/8". Folds, toning. CONDITION: See item description.