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William Hall (Governor of Tennessee, ) Signed document commissioning Daniel Graham as Secretary of State for Tennessee, dated May 27, 1829. Matted and housed in stained wood modern frame. 9-1/2" x 7-1/2" sight, 13" x 10-1/2" framed. Note: Gubenatorial signatures by William Hall (1775-1856) are rare due to his short time in that office. Hall, who moved to Middle Tennessee as a child and lost several family members to an Indian confrontation, served as a brigadier general during the Creek Indian War. He was elected to the TN House of Representatives 1797-1805 and the Senate in 1821. As Speaker of the Senate, he assumed the governorship when Gov. Sam Houston resigned in 1829. However, Hall declined to run for the seat later that year, opting instead to return to his Sumner County farm, Locustland. He returned to politics in 1831 when he was elected to Congress; he served one term. (Source: The Tennessee Encyclopedia). CONDITION: Affixed seal and ribbon are faded and cover much of the document's text; not examined out of frame. Fold lines with possible tear near fold that crossed the seal; discoloration covers the area of text containing date; Hall's signature is bold and clear.