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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845, President 1829-1837) manuscript document, unsigned, containing notes on several Tennessee legal cases, including one regarding a slave, circa 1790-96. Unsigned. Ink on laid, watermarked paper; 4 taped pages (or two bi-fold pages, separated and taped back together). Cases include S. Smith vs. J. Ross in the matter of "a Negro man," with reference to "transfer of property of a slave;" M. Bright vs. J. Parsons; Joseph Hannah vs. James Reed; and David Bussell or Russell vs. John Goss. The last case (Russell vs. Goss) appears to have been written about in 1790, with the 1796 reference added as a postscript update to the Hannah vs. Reed case. Each page 7 1/4" x 6"; taped 7 1/4" x 12". Jackson was admitted to the bar in 1787 at the age of 21 and soon after, was appointed prosecuting attorney for the western district of North Carolina, in what is now Tennessee. In 1788 he settled in the Nashville area. Between 1788 and about 1798, Jackson represented clients in more than 400 lawsuits, primarily in the Davidson and Sumner County courts. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1796, beginning a political career that would lead him to the White House. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Script is very faded in parts and difficult to read. Pages taped together. Losses to top of one page. Toning and foxing/scattered stains throughout. Watermark illegible. Small sticker is on the plastic sheath, not the paper.