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Lot of 5 historic documents. 1st item – 1865 document commissioning judges in Sullivan Co., signed by Governor W. G. (William G. "Parson") Brownlow. When the Civil War ended, Brownlow (a slaveholder but also a Unionist) replaced AndrewJohnson as the governor of Tennessee. He was re-elected to that position in 1867 — an election in which everyone who had fought for the Confederacy was not allowed to vote. Largely because of this, Brownlow was one of Tennessee'smost controversial governors. It was during his term that the Ku Klux Klan was first formed in Tennessee. Some old smudges including smudge on Brownlow's signature and light grime. 11 1/4" x 9". Second item: Partially printed 1799 Virginialand grant, 61 acres in Washington County, to Andrew Russell. Signed by Governor James Wood three times. Light toning, loss at lower right fold line, overall good condition. 12" x 14". Third item: McIntosh County, Georgia land grantdated 1853 with hand drawn surveyors map, survey executed by William Hughes Jr. for Allen R. Johnson, signed P.M. Compton in ink, pencil signature on bottom "Herschel V. Johnson". Affixed seal. Scattered areas of light foxing/toning,