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This webpage reproduces a section of
The Journal

John Sevier

published in Vols. V and VI
of the Tennessee Historical Magazine,

The text is in the public domain.

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and I believe it to be free of errors.
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John Sevier's Journal

Vol. VI
July, 1801.

July Friday 3 . . . Gave to Robert Murray (Bricklayer) a draft on Joseph Nichol Mercht for $100 as part pay for building my  p32 brick house which he is engaged to do at three dollars per thousand bricks & 3 Quarters for each Arch, to be finished by first day of October next.

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Sat. 4 A Public diner at Mr. Campbells in celebration of the day. Great harmony and order prevailed. . . .

Memo. Won on Saturday night last from Dr. May 4 dollars — from Maj. Arthur Crozier 6 dollars. . . .

August, 1801.

August Sunday 2 Very warm and dry.

Monday 3 Ditto & called court on negro Jack the property of Stephen Pate for the murder of Sarah Crawford was held & the negro found guilty & sentenced to be burnt on the morrow between the hours of 12 & 4 o'clock.

Tues. 4 Negro Jack was agreeably to the sentence of yesterday executed in the presence of a great number of spectators. . . .

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