Skip to main content

SCOUT

Special Collections Online at The University of Tennessee

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1211

This collection consists of two writs issued by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in Davidson County, witnessed in October of 1794. The first writ in this set instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to collect the money that John Anderson and his wife recovered against Sackfield Macklin in a recent court case. The second instructs him to collect the money that Daniel James recovered against John Bell, also in a recent court case, and was issued on November 21, 1794. After he has obtained the sums, the Sheriff is to bring them to the Court's January 1795 session so that they can be officially redistributed.

Dates

  • 1794 October-November 21

Language of Materials

This material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of two writs issued by the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in Davidson County, witnessed in October of 1794. The first writ in this set instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to collect the money that John Anderson and his wife recovered against Sackfield Macklin in a recent court case. The second instructs him to collect the money that Daniel James recovered against John Bell, also in a recent court case, and was issued on November 21, 1794. After he has obtained the sums, the Sheriff is to bring them to the Court's January 1795 session so that they can be officially redistributed.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sackfield Macklin brought a suit against John Anderson and his wife for unspecified reasons in the October 1793 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The case was finally heard by a jury in July of 1794, which found in favor of Anderson and ordered Macklin to pay Anderson's costs.

The case between John Bell and Daniel James grew out of an earlier case between Bell and John Hague. Bell recovered $10.00 in this case, and Hague appealed with Daniel James acting as his security. A jury upheld the original verdict in the April 1793 session and Hague was committed to the county jail, from whence he promptly escaped. Bell's attorney attempted to collect the money from James, who argued that he had discharged his obligation by surrendering Hague after the appeal. A jury found in James' favor in the July 1794 session and ordered Bell to pay James' 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
865-974-4480