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Alice Clement Love Letters

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Identifier: MS-2850
Abstract This collection consists of fourteen love letters written by Alice Clement to her husband Reverend Andrew E. Clement of Nashville, Tennessee.

Andrew Jackson Indenture of Partition, Conveyance, and Release

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Identifier: MS-0735
Abstract This indenture, made on December 5, 1822 and proven in January 1825, divides a 5,000 acre tract of land in Shelby County, Tennessee, between John Overton, James Winchester, Andrew Jackson, William Winchester, and George Winchester.

Andrew Jackson Papers

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Identifier: MS-3228
Abstract The first document housed in this collection is a copy of a legal agreement dated April 1840 between William Donelson, Stockley Donelson and Andrew Jackson detailing the construction of a route from Jones Bend to the Nashville & Lebanon Turnpike through Jackson's land. On the back are Andrew Jackson's comments, dated October 7, 1844, declaring the copy false. The second document is a letter written by Andrew Jackson Donelson to Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage dated January 2, 1844. Donelson...

Andrew Johnson Letters

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Identifier: MS-0763
Abstract This collection includes two letters written by Andrew Johnson. The letters are dated March 3, 1863 and February 4, 1865 and are written from Nashville, Tennessee.

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

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Identifier: MS-1193
Abstract This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell a tract of land belonging to Hugh Hays in order to obtain the $290.78 that Thomas Blackamore recovered against him in a case heard in the April 1796 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. The Sheriff is to bring the money to the Court's July session so that it can be formally issued to Blackamore.

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

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Identifier: MS-1194
Abstract This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell a parcel of land belonging to James Montflorence in order to satisfy a debt of "Sixty nine pounds fourteen Shillings & four pence half penny" that Montflorence owes to Howel Tatum. The document also mentions that an unspecified debt to Andrew Jackson must be settled before Tatum can be paid.

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

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Identifier: MS-1197
Abstract In this writ, the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell some of James Bosley's and James Robertson's lands in order to recover the remaining 23 pounds and 4 shillings that the two men owe to John Logan and William Taitt as a result of a recent court case.

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

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Identifier: MS-1206
Abstract This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to recover the 18 shillings that John Shannon owes Patrick Lyons as a result of a court case that was decided in October 1794. The Sheriff is to bring this sum to the January 12, 1795 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions so that it can be officially transferred to Lyons.

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

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Identifier: MS-1208
Abstract This writ instructs the Sheriff of Davidson County to sell 1,000 acres of land belonging to Martin Armstrong and bring the proceeds to the January 1795 session of the Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions so that the money can be applied to the 200 pounds that Bennett Searcy recovered against Armstrong during the court's previous session. The reverse contains a calculation of the fees Searcy incurred during the trial and that Armstrong has been ordered to pay.

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

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Identifier: MS-1209
Abstract This writ commands the Sheriff of Davidson County to apprehend Barkley William Pollock (apparently an executor for Evan Shelby's estate) and hold him in custody until he or someone acting on his behalf produces the one cent and six pounds, two shillings, and six pence that he owes to Abraham Riston as a result of a recent court case. The Sheriff is to appear in the court's next session to tell the justices how the writ was executed and, should Pollock pay his debt, to transfer the money to the...

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writ

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Identifier: MS-1210
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.

Davidson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Writs

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Identifier: MS-1211
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...

Davidson County Political Circular

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Identifier: MS-3588
Abstract Clement W. Nance had this circular printed during the campaign for circuit court clerk in order to respond to prejudicial statements being made about him by Major R.B. Turner. In the document, he recounts the events leading to Turner's abuse, lists the specific financial misdeeds he had uncovered over the past year, and gives a history of his own service to the county. At the bottom of the back side, someone has worked several arithmetic problems in ink.

Davidson County (Tenn.) Deed Book

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Identifier: MS-1578
Abstract This collection consists of a deed book from Davidson County, TN in the late 1700s and early 1800s containing a list of people who owned deeds of land along with descriptions of the land indentures to act as receipts of ownership. Additionally, inside the book is a newspaper clipping from the January 13, 1930 issue of the Nashville Banner newspaper.

Davidson County, Tennessee Court Judgment Letter

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Identifier: MS-1455
Abstract 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.

Davidson County, Tennessee Records

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Identifier: MS-1454
Abstract These fifteen documents from Davidson County, Tennessee include receipts for whiskey (March 1812) and for cotton (February 1857), bail bonds for John B. West (September 1819) and for John M. Cayce (July 1873), an indenture and a tax bill for Joseph and Robert Woods (1824), promissory notes and notarized demands for payment from W. Hassell Hunt (June 1835) and D.A. Cushman (January 1844), a fire insurance certificate from Mutual Protection Insurance of Nashville (December 1851), and letters...

First Presbyterian Church (Nashville, Tenn.) Women's Guild Minutes

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Identifier: MS-1442
Abstract This collection contains the minutes taken from Nashville's First Presbyterian Church's Woman's Guild from 1901-1922.

George A. Nelson Letter

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Identifier: MS-0849
Abstract In this letter to his brother, James R. Nelson, George Nelson writes that he received the money James sent and has used it to pay a man to whom he owed money for land. Nelson goes on to report that he has just finished planting his corn and that there have been a number of fires in the area, including one that caused between $5,000 and $6,000 of damage. He closes by sending his love to his family and imploring his brother to write soon.

John Overton Letter

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Identifier: MS-1966
Abstract In this letter to Colonel Return J. Meigs, John Overton requests that Meigs allow David Barclay, who he describes as a worthy honest man, to operate a ferry on the Nickajack River in Middle Tennessee. Overton points out that a previous serious injury has put it entirely out of [Barclay's] power to follow any laborious, active calling and hopes that Meigs will see fit to allow Barclay to do what he can to earn a living.

Levi Hewhitt and William Hunt Petition to the Confederate Court of Tennessee

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Identifier: MS-2660
Abstract This collection consists of a legal petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus for two men, Levi Hewhitt and William Hunt, written on December 8, 1861 in Davidson County, Tenn., to The Honorable West H. Humphreys, a Confederate court judge.

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