A Tennessee territorial land grant dated July 29, 1794 and presented to Samuel Dearmond. Front of document reads in part, "For riding express to carry a letter for his excellency Governor Blount 29th July to the Judges Campbell and Anderson, at the time John Toh was murdered by the Creek Indians, distance 50 miles (crossed off). For carrying dispatches to Col Kelly the 3rd August distance 12 miles". Reverse reads "Received seven dollars in full for my services as an express of David Henley agent Dept War —- Knoxville the 5th April 1795. Warrant No. 208.". 7 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W. Condition: Tape applied to reverse to stabilize fold. Overall toning. Some losses due to ink burn.
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