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Tennessee Document signed at Knoxville, 1793, by then-territorial governor William Blount (1749-1800, served 1790-1796), along with militia paymaster David Allison and Judges David Campbell and Joseph Anderson, ordering the collection of funds for the use of the territorial government. “By William Blount, Governor in and over the Territory of the United States of America, South of the river Ohio, David Campbell and Joseph Anderson, Esquire, two of the Judges, in and for the Territory aforesaid: An act requiring persons holding monies arising from fines and forfeitures imposed for the punishment of Public Offenders, Taxes on Proceedings in Law and Equity, on the Probate of Deeds, on the registering of grants for land, and the iffuning [sic] marriage and ordinary licences [sic], as directed by the laws of North Carolina, to account for and pay the same.” In February 1790, North Carolina ceded its western land holdings to the United States. A few months later the area became the newly created Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio (the Southwest Territory). President George Washington appointed Blount territorial governor. In 1795, Blount called a meeting of the territorial legislature to request a referendum for statehood, and Tennessee officially became a state on June 1, 1796. (Source: The Tennessee Encyclopedia). Condition: Three folds across page and at edges, including a fold across the top portion of Blount’s signature, light toning and some small tears at sides, overall good condition. 12″ x 7 3/8.” Provenance: Nashville, TN collection.