ORDERING THE SHERIFF OF SULLIVAN COUNTY TO ARREST ONE EDWARD STERLING AND DELIVER HIM TO A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, to be held for trial at the next Superior Court of Law at the Washington County Court house in Jonesborough, in a manuscript documents, signed by Ramsey as Clerk of Court, August 15, 1788

Half-sheet 4to. One page, approximately 100 words, docketed verso. Ramsey, a native of Pennsylvania, moved to Washington County in 1783 as a surveyor, was named secretary of the conventions in preparation for a State of Franklin the following year, and was clerk of court by 1787; he later became an officer in the militia and worked with James White and Robert Young in the settlement of Knox County, built a house there, and became a trustee of Blount College, now the University of Tennessee (cf. Williams’s History of the Lost State of Franklin, pp. 304-305). Old fold lines, but very good. Item #68290

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