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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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John Sevier's Journal

Vol. VI
July, 1804.

Mon. 23 The assembly formed a house and notified the executive by a Committee that they were ready to receive any communications he might think proper to make. The address was sent in this day.

Tuesday 24 Very cold day for the Season, with very considerable smoke in the air. The executive was waited on by Fred Preston, Wm. King, and Henry St. John Diken Commissioners from the State of Virginia.

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August, 1804.

Mon. 20 Went to Knoxville, where Lieutenant Braham began to pay off the mounted infantry that marched to the Natchez under Colo. Doherty.

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December, 1804.

Memo. A method of preserving wheat from the weevil. When the wheat is stacked, every three or four layers sprinkle some flour  p38 of sulphur over the wheat or after it is thrashed throw a few pieces of brimstone into the cask or granary &c.

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