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Luke Lea Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2399

This receipt, dated February 20, 1847, records that Luke Lea paid $52.78 to John Swan to settle the findings of a case heard by the Supreme Court in Knoxville, Tenn., on October 12, 1846.

Dates

  • 1847 February 20

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This receipt, dated February 20, 1847, records that Luke Lea paid $52.78 to John Swan to settle the findings of a case heard by the Supreme Court in Knoxville, Tenn., on October 12, 1846.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Surry County, NC on January 21, 1783, Luke Lea moved to Tennessee with his parents in 1790. He became a clerk in the State house of representatives from 1804-1806 and commanded a regiment under General Jackson in the Creek and Seminole Wars in 1818. He was elected to the U. S. Congress as a Jacksonian in 1833, serving until 1837. From 1837-1839 he held the position of secretary of state of Tennessee. In 1850, he was appointed by President Fillmore to be an Indian agent at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., where he died on June 17, 1851.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in July 2000.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480