Andrew Jackson 1790 Manuscript Legal ADS

Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845). President of the United States (1829-1837). Manuscript legal document completed entirely in Jackson's hand, 1p, approx. 5.75 x 8 in., written on old brown paper with period ink. May Term 1790. Signed with last name only "Jackson pro quo." The document is dealing with legal issues in the Nashville area.

About this time, the government opened a road from North Carolina to Tennessee, and John McNairy, a fellow-law student, having been appointed judge of the Cumberland district of Tennessee, persuaded Jackson to go west with him. They arrived in Nashville in 1788. As there was only one other "lawyer" in the town at that time and that lawyer had been retained by an association of lawless debtors, Jackson found employment immediately. Within one month after his arrival it appears by the court records that he procured to be issued seventy writs against these delinquents, and that he brought all of his cases to trial. Of the 192 cases on the docket of the Quarter Sessions at the April Term 1790, Jackson was attorney in 42. In one day of 1793, thirteen suits were entered and Jackson was attorney for the plaintiff in all of them. At the same term he appeared as attorney in 75 of the 175 cases docketed, and at a subsequent term, in 60 out of 132. Of the cases tried in 1794, he conducted 228 out of a total of 392. (Brady's Life, p.40.)


Typical folds, with some minor wear at folds. Very good condition overall. 

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