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John Stone Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1963

In this letter to Andrew Jackson (then practicing law in the Mero District), John Stone reports that General Winchester will deliver Colonel Martin Armstrong's obligations for two thousand five hundred acres of Land, If he will make good titles to good Land in or near the Settlement on Station Camp Bledsoes or Goose Creek. Stone requests two 640-acre tracts for himself, provided the titles are made without delay and without any further trouble. On the verso, Jackson has noted John Stones Letter and obligation on M. Armstrong.

Dates

  • 1798 October 15

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this letter to Andrew Jackson (then practicing law in the Mero District), John Stone reports that General Winchester will deliver Colonel Martin Armstrong's obligations for two thousand five hundred acres of Land, If he will make good titles to good Land in or near the Settlement on Station Camp Bledsoes or Goose Creek. Stone requests two 640-acre tracts for himself, provided the titles are made without delay and without any further trouble. On the verso, Jackson has noted John Stones Letter and obligation on M. Armstrong.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Stone was one of the first settlers in East Tennessee and operated a tavern in what is now Knoxville for many years. He was commissioned a Captain in the Tennessee Militia on October 10, 1796 and may have died during the war of 1812. He was also an early abolitionist, freeing a slave named Jack (later known as John Saunders) in 1797.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this letter in July of 2000.

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