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Major James Sevier Signed State of Franklin sheriff summons order with handwritten text reading: to the Sheriff of Washington…We command you to take Thomas Dail if in your Belwick [sic] and him safly [sic] keep so that you have him Before the Justices of Our Court of pleas and Quarter Se[s]sions to be Held on the First Monday in November…than and there to Answer Patrick Kilpatrick in a plea of Debt to his Damage Fifty pounds…AD 1786. Additional writing, en verso. 5 3/8" H x 8" W. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. Note: A Revolutionary War soldier at the age of 16, James Sevier (1764-1847) fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain under his father Col. John Sevier, first governor of Tennessee. James Sevier served as Clerk of the Washington County, Tennessee Court for forty-six years. CONDITION: Toning lines, edges of sheet and vertical folds including one across signature. Minute foxing spots, right edge of sheet. Areas of dampstaining, largest 8", top and right edges of sheet. Foxing, dampstaining, visible en verso. Later pencil inscription "1786".