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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) [Legal document pertaining to the sale of land and a plantation near Rogersville, Tennessee]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03920 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Tennessee Type: Autograph endorsement signed Date: 21 September 1801 Pagination: 6 p. : docket ; 34 x 20.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Andrew Jackson as a judge in the Court of Equity for the State of Tennessee. Signed by Daniel Hamlen, the complainant, and William Paine, Commissioner of Affidavits for Hawkins County. Paine signed 21 September; Jackson also possibly signed in September. Accompanied by several fragments separated from document.

Full Transcript: [draft]
State of Tennessee
Washington District

To the Honorable the Judges of the Superior Courts of law and sitting in equity in and for the District of Washington and the ...state of aforesaid humbly complaining to your orator, Daniel Hamlin, of the County of Hawkins within the District of aforesaid. Heretofore by articles of agreement made in and entered into the 14th day of August in the year 1792 between your orator and of the one part and a certain James Barry of the aforesaid County and District of the other part, by which articles it was agreed by your orator that he had bartered to the said James the land and plantation where the said James then lived containing two hundred and fifty acres more or less; and it was then agreed by the said James that he had bartered to your orator the land and plantation then in possession of Thomas Ames and John Ames ajoining the town of Rogersville containing two hundred acres. And it was further agreed by the said James that his heirs etc. would make to your orator his heirs a good and lawful title in fee simple to the above tract of two hundred acres ajoining the town of Rogersville as soon as the same should be obtained from the said Ames and that if the said James did not obtain the said land from the said Ames by the month of February which should be in the year of the Lord one thousand seventeen hundred and ninety-four, that the said James agreed to pay to your orator the full value of the rents of the said plantation adjoining the town of Rogersville from that time, to wit from the month of February in the year one thousand seven hundred ninety-four until the said land should be obtained of the said Ames and peaceable position granted to your orator and that the said James should lose the said land and not obtain it, then it was agreed by the said James that he would pay to your orator the rent for the said plantation from the date ninety-four to wit from the month of February in the year seventeen hundred ninety-four and also pay to your orator his heirs etc. the sum of £200 current money of Virginia in gold or silver or likely young Virginia born negroes, sensible and active over twelve and under twenty-four years old, etc.
Daniel Hamlin

Let writs of injunction and subpeona issue agreeable to the prayer of the complaintant, upon the complaintant giving surety for the debt and cost in case a decree should pass against him.

Andrew Jackson
One of the judges of the
Court of Equity for the
State of Tennessee
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People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Paine, William, fl. 1801
Hamlen, Daniel, fl. 1801

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsLawLand Transaction

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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