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    John Sevier Manuscript Document Signed "John Sevier C.W.C." as Clerk, Washington County, one page, 8.25" x 4.5". Washington County, North Carolina, March 2, 1778. In part, "To the Sheriff of Washington County Greeting. We command you, that you take the body of Phillip Shelly if he be found within your Bailwick and him safely keep so that you have his body before the Justices of Our Court to be held...on the 4th Monday in answer Samuel Tate of a plea of the sum of Two hundred pounds..." John Sevier was county clerk and district judge from 1777-1780. After serving as governor of the "proclaimed" state of Franklin (today in eastern Tennessee), he represented North Carolina in Congress (1790-1791). He was the first Governor of Tennessee (1796-1801, 1803-1809) and a Congressman from 1811 until his death in 1815. Tiny holes where folds cross. Browned at a horizontal fold, lightly foxed. Fine condition.

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