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Richard Jones Pleading Against Thomas Montgomery

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Identifier: MS-0899

This document instructs Thomas Montgomery to report to the Washington County Court House on the second Monday of February 1793 to answer a plea brought against him by Richard Jones. Jones is suing Montgomery over what he considers defamatory words and is asking for two hundred pounds in damages. The document also discusses a penal sum of one hundred pounds that Jones will owe to Montgomery if Jones fails to prosecute this suit.

Dates

  • 1793 February

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This document instructs Thomas Montgomery to report to the Washington County Court House on the second Monday of February 1793 to answer a plea brought against him by Richard Jones. Jones is suing Montgomery over what he considers defamatory words and is asking for two hundred pounds in damages. The document also discusses a penal sum of one hundred pounds that Jones will owe to Montgomery if Jones fails to prosecute this suit.

Biographical/Historical Note

Washington County (North Carolina) was created in 1777 and included most of what is now Tennessee. It had two courts: the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (which handled judicial, legislative, and administrative matters) and the Superior Court (which handled matters of equity). Between 1784 and 1788, jurisdiction over Washington County was contested between North Carolina and the State of Franklin. After the State of Franklin's fall, the territory reverted to North Carolina, which ceded it to the federal government in 1789. The area subsequently became part of the Territory South of the River Ohio. Tennessee was formed from this territory in 1796.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

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
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