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Andrew Ewing of Davidson County, Tennessee wrote this letter to the sheriff of Sumner County in order to extract the remaining balance of six pounds and eleven shillings from a suit that had been brought against James Montflorence in July 1793.
This ledger contains examples of properly constructed legal documents, including statements, appeals, verdicts, judgments, withdrawals of pleas, recognizance of bastardy, bail, ejectments, and writs (including writs of attachment and scire facias).
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.
This summons instructs the Sheriff of Jefferson County to bring Abraham Howard and Jesse Hawkins to the August 7, 1797 session of the Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to give testimony in the case of Jacob Vanhooser vs. Amos Byrd.
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.
This document instructs the Sheriff of Jefferson County to bring Molly King to give testimony before the July 27, 1795 session of the Knox County Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the matter of Amos Byrd vs. Jacob Vanhooser.
This summons commands the Sheriff of Knox County to bring Watson Reed to the Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions on October 27, 1794 to give testimony in the case of James Stinson vs. William Henry. Reed is to speak on Henry's behalf.
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.
This ledger houses handwritten copies of prosecution bonds issued in equity cases heard by the Tennessee Superior Court of Law and Equity's Hamilton District between 1793 and 1809.
This ledger houses memoranda issued as part of equity cases heard in the Tennessee Supreme Court's Hamilton District between 1813 and 1836. A number of pages have been removed from the back of the book.