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Tennessee General Assembly Act Concerning Executions

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Identifier: MS-3610

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This printed circular contains the text of an act concerning executions and other judgments. The act is in ten sections covering possible re-courses for a person who has had a judgment levied against his body, his goods and chattels, his lands and tenements, or his security. It is signed in type by John Tipton, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Joseph McMinn, Speaker of the Senate. Someone has written Henry Boatman and Isaiah Miskiff, Esq. across the top in ink. It was published by J.B. Hood in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1809 April 22

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This printed circular contains the text of an act concerning executions and other judgments. The act is in ten sections covering possible re-courses for a person who has had a judgment levied against his body, his goods and chattels, his lands and tenements, or his security. It is signed in type by John Tipton, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Joseph McMinn, Speaker of the Senate. Someone has written Henry Boatman and Isaiah Miskiff, Esq. across the top in ink. It was published by J.B. Hood in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Tipton, Junior was born on April 21, 1769 in Virginia to Colonel John and Mary (Butler) Tipton. He married Elizabeth Snapp on October 28, 1791 and they lived on Buffalo Mountain. He was the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, from Sullivan County, from 1807 to 1809, he served as a colonel in the Tennessee militia during the Indian Wars and the War of 1812, and was a Tennessee state senator from 1817 to 1819. Tipton died on October 8, 1831 and is buried in Nashville, Tennessee.

Joseph McMinn was born on June 22, 1758 in Chester County, Pennsylvania to Robert and Sarah (Harlan) McMinn. In 1786, he received a land grant, married Hanna Cooper, and moved to Hawkins County, Tennessee where he opened a store in Rogersville. He sat on the Territorial General Assembly in 1794 and participated in the State Constitutional Convention in 1796. He then served in the new state senate from 1796 to 1798, helped to design the state seal in 1801, and served in the senate again from 1805 to 1812, as Speaker from 1805 to 1811. He was elected governor three times, serving between 1815 and 1821, and acted as Agent to the Cherokees in 1823. McMinn married Rebecca Kincaid in 1812, and Nancy Williams in 1818. He died on November 17, 1824. McMinn County, Tennessee is named for him.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This document is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

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

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