SOLD! for $2,750.00.
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Collection of 29 bank checks and promissory notes; includes 28 signed by prominent early Tennesseean John Overton (1766-1833), dated between 1810 and 1832, plus one (1) unrelated item. One Overton signed check is dated to Thomas Jefferson and dated July 13, 1810. Other payees include Joshua Pilcher, Simon Bradford, Robertson Henry, Randall McGavock, Stephen Cantrell Jr., C.D. Gwinn, Dr. John Simpson, and "Book Store." Many of the checks are punched with an "X" mark and some are endorsed en verso. Most of the drawees are Nashville, Tennessee banks, including the State Bank at Nashville and the Yeatman, Woods & Co's Banking & Exchange House. Also included is one (1) promissory note, apparently unrelated to Overton, dated 1799 signed by John Brown, James Stuart, William Chester and John Kennedy, to John Morrow. All checks range in size from 2" H x 5 1/4" W to 5" H x 7 1/2" W. Note: Judge John Overton was an early Tennessee lawyer, jurist, banker, political figure, and friend and advisor to Andrew Jackson, co-founder of Memphis and owner of Traveller's Rest Plantation.The exact identity of the Thomas Jefferson to whom the July 13, 1810 check is made payable is unknown. It is endorsed by Overton en verso, not by Jefferson.
PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: All checks with expected toning. Jefferson check has hole to center and 2" Tear to upper middle. Some with creasing to ends and minor tearing and chipping along edges.