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1807

This webpage reproduces a section of
The Journal

of
John Sevier

published in Vols. V and VI
of the Tennessee Historical Magazine,
1919‑1920

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
p40
January, 1808.

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Tues. 19 . . . Memo. My land Tax for the year 1807 in Overton county is 23 dollars and 57 cents.

February, 1808.

Mon. 1 I went to Knoxville . . . Recd. a gold medal from R. Smith secretary of the Navy, with an impression of the one presented to Commodore Edward Preble169 by the committee of Congress — It came by the mail. . . .

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May, 1808.

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[memoranda]

Fry. 13 . . . Memo. A handful of white shoemake roots. Two spoonfuls of tarr, three spoonfuls of honey, add one quart of new milk, boil it down to one pint with which drench your horse, a good cure for botts.

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Fry. 27 Self, Mrs. Sevier & Betsy went to hear Mr. Edge preach at Mr. Reaguns. . . . Mr. Edge is to preach a gain in six weeks the 8th July. I give the minister one dollar.

June, 1808.

Mon. 20 Went to town, paid Mr. Humes 12/ for 12 half pint tumblers.

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July, 1808.

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[memoranda]

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Sat. 9 . . . Memo. The white flowered asmert is very fine for a Polleville in creatures or any rising or pains in a person — make it into a poultice.

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Sun. 24 Went all to meeting — the sacrament adm. I give 1 dollar, contributed for the wine &c. . . .

Mon. 25 We all went to meeting again. I paid the Revrd. Mr. Anderson five dollar, being my contribution for his last years service.

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December, 1808.

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Fry. 16 Self, Betsy & Mrs. Sevier & Bobby went to A. Rheas husking corn, staid all night. . . .

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Thur. 22. Sent Will with two fatted hogs to Washington Seviers. . . . This day. Jos. & John Ballard came here — Jos. produced receipt from Geo. Matlock D. Sheriff of Smith County that Jos. & Chris Buttard and Wm. King had delivered John Keys (?) to proclamation p41for the murder of Wm. Reagun for which I directed the Secretary of State to issue them a warrant on the Treasury for 100 dollars.170 . . .

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The Editor's Notes:

169 Commodore Edw. Preble; born in Maine; chief service, destruction of the Barbary pirate power, commanding squadron on the old "Constitution" as flagship in the war against the Barbary states. D.

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170 This is the last entry in the journal while Sevier was governor. He retired in September, 1809, being succeeded by Willie Blount.


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