1st item: John Sevier (1745-1815; first Governor of Tennessee) signed legal document, dated 1783, to the Sheriff of Greene County, North Carolina, appears to be a bailment regarding goods, chattel and tenements of Adam Kirkendall. Note: Sevier was elected the first and only governor of the state of Franklin in 1784 and went on to become a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina and Tennessee, and Governor of Tennessee. 6" x 7-3/4". 2nd item: Sam Sevier (son of John Sevier) promissory note for $77 to James H. Jenkins, dated March 17th, 1814. Bold signature with illustrated "seal". 4-1/2" x 7-1/2" overall. 3rd item: Fragment of document signed by James Winchester as Lt. Colonel, dated 1786 en verso, about raising troops. "I am authorized to say that the late extension so fht settlements is the reason of this addition to the troops in Service and not any alteration in the conduct of the Indians." Beneath his signature he has added what appears to be "Commanding officer… in Mero District" (partially torn). Note: General James Winchester (1752-1826) served in the Revolutionary War under General Greene; was an Indian Fighter in Tennessee, where he was an early settler; and was Brigadier General in the War of 1812. Condition: 1st item: Considerable fading/staining, especially along fold lines, tears and tape residue along fold lines, affecting signature; small edge losses, general toning. 2nd item: Uneven edges, some small losses at fold lines and toning. 3rd item: Toning at folds, uneven edges.
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