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1st item: December 29, 1790 issue of the Gazette of the United States, Philadelphia, including article written by John Sevier (1745-1815), announcing the separation of what would become Tennessee from North Carolina and introducing the territorial Governor, William Blount. 15 3/4" H x 10" W. 2nd item: Mid 19th century copy of a John Sevier land grant dated December 31, 1808. The document grants five thousand acres to John Brown and his heirs. The land is located in the second district on the north side of Duck River and Knob Creek. Maury County was officially created Nov. 16, 1807 out of parts of Williamson and Davidson Counties. 16" H x 12 7/8" W. 3rd item: 1792 reprint of an original article featured in The Argus, discussing the newly formed town of Knoxville. It reads in part, "The ground where the treaty was so happily concluded, on the second day of July last, between the United States and the Cherokees, is now laid out into a town, and honoured with this name after major-general KNOX, secretary of war, and is the seat of government in the territory south of the Ohio". 17" H x 10 3/4" W.
CONDITION: 1st item: Overall toning, fold lines, spotting, with some losses and separations at fold lines. 2nd & 3rd items: Both with overall toning and scattered spotting, the third page with minor chipping to perimeter.