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Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1210

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to collect the money that George A. Suggs owes to James Meness as a result of a court case heard in the April 1796 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Once he has obtained the money, the Sheriff is to bring it to the court's July 1796 session so that it can be formally transferred to Meness. A notation on the reverse indicates that Suggs paid his debt on June 20, 1796.

Dates

  • 1796 April 11

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to collect the money that George A. Suggs owes to James Meness as a result of a court case heard in the April 1796 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Once he has obtained the money, the Sheriff is to bring it to the court's July 1796 session so that it can be formally transferred to Meness. A notation on the reverse indicates that Suggs paid his debt on June 20, 1796.

Biographical/Historical Note

This writ grew out of a court case between George Augustus Suggs and John Bosley. Suggs summoned James Meness to provide testimony on his behalf, but Meness did not appear at the court's October 1795 session as he had been instructed. Suggs' attorney asked that Meness be fined 50 pounds, and a writ of scire facias was issued requiring Meness to appear. In the court's January 1796 session, Meness informed the court that Suggs had released him from his obligation to testify. The case was referred to the April 1796 session, where a jury found that Meness had been excused and awarded him costs.

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
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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