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Christian Pickle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1203
Abstract These papers document a lawsuit between Christian Pickle, Benjamin White, and William Owens. The lawsuit arose from a horse race that had taken place at Ashburns Paths near Knoxville two years earlier. Both Pickle and White had horses entered in the contest, and Owens and Pickle bet $40.00 on the outcome with White and Hugh Beard acting as their respective securities. Pickle's horse emerged victorious, but neither Owens nor White paid Pickle his winnings. As a result, Pickle sued Owens and...
Dates: 1798 October 8-1800 October 30

Hamilton District Superior Court and Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1192
Abstract This collection houses four writs addressed to the Sheriff of Knox County. Three of the documents were issued by the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions and are signed by Charles M. McClung; one was issued by the Superior Court of the Hamilton District and is signed by Francis A. Ramsey. The writs from the County Court require the Sheriff to collect monies awarded during the court's previous session and the writ from the Superior Court directs him to apprehend George B. Green and...
Dates: 1792 October 22-1795 April 27

James Scott Petition

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1555
Abstract

In this petition to the Knox County Court, James Scott explains how he came to be in debt to Douglas Olliver, declares that he has attempted to repay this obligation, and accuses Olliver of refusing to accept his payment in order to extract a larger settlement. Scott asks that the relevant paperwork be collected and examined at the court's next session so that right may be done. The document is also signed by the court's clerk, Charles McClung.

Dates: 1799 October 19

Knox County Court Bonds

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1196
Abstract

These two documents (signed by William Blount) compel William McNamee, Thomas McGilton, and Samuel Hindman to appear at the session of the Knox County Court to be held on July 14, 1799. All three men were apparently summoned to serve on juries.

Dates: 1799 January 22

Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Bond

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1559
Abstract

This bond (worth $500) guarantees that William Overstreet, James Davis, and Jeremiah Rogers will appear before the Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions on October 30, 1797 to answer William and Phebe Tipton's charges of trespass and property damage.

Dates: 1797 September 25

Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Summons Regarding John Watson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1558
Abstract

This document instructs the Sheriff of Sevier County to summon John Watson to appear before the Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions on July 31, 1797 to give testimony in the matter of John Frazier vs. Thomas Carnes.

Dates: 1797 April 24

Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ Regarding Andrew Evans

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1557
Abstract

This writ instructs the Sheriff of Knox County to locate John Evans (who assumed responsibility for Andrew Evans' affairs) and procure the $32.08 that he owes Daniel Prouel as the result of a debt and court costs. The Sheriff is to present the money at the next session of the Court so that it can be transferred to Prouel. A notation on the reverse indicates that Evans satisfied his obligation.

Dates: 1797 July 31

Samuel Newel Summons

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1584
Abstract

This handwrittendocument summons Samuel Newel to appear at the Knoxville Courthouse to testify on his possession of any of the estate of Solomon Marks.

Dates: 1794 May 29

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