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    • Brigadier General John Coffee

    • John Coffee (1772-1833) was a merchant, land speculator, and military leader who participated in every one of the Tennessee battles during the Creek War and in the campaign at New Orleans. Previously Andrew Jackson's business partner, Coffee became...
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    • Page 3 liberty or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land. Section 9. That in all criminal prosecutions, the accused hath the right to be heard by himself and his counsel; to demand the nature and cause of the...
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    • Page 5 river runs through the same; thence to the top of the Bald Mountain; thence along the extreme height of said mountain to the Painted Rock on French Broad river; thence along the highest ridge of said mountain, to the place where it is called...
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    • Page 20 for a conventional rate of interest, not to exceed ten per centum per annum. Section 8. The Legislature shall have no power to suspend any general law for the benefit of any particular individual, nor to pass any law for the benefit of...
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    • September one Thousand seven hundred and ninety seven, And forever after, the General Assembly shall meet on the third monday of September next, ensuing the then election, and at no other period unless as provided for by this Constitution. Sect....
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    • of the peace, or Trustee of any Literary Institution where the power of appointment to such office or place of trust, is vested in their own body. Sect. 25th Any member of either House of the General Assembly shall have liberty to dissent from and...
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    • Sect. 3d He shall be at least twenty five years of age, and possess a freehold Estate of five hundred acres of land, and have been a Citizen or Inhabitant of this State four years next before his election unless he shall have been absent on the...
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    • not named, whose offences are not particularly described and supported by evidence are dangerous to liberty and ought not to be granted. Sect. 8th That no free man shall be taken or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties or privileges...
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    • the purpose of raising a revenue. Section All Bills. making appropriations shall originate in the Committee; but the Council may propose amendments or reject the same. Section 18. All the Bills may originate in either House, Subject to the...
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    • Sect. 6th Until the first enumeration shall be made as directed in the second Section of the first article of this Constitution, the Several Counties shall be respectively entitled to elect one Senator and two Representatives, provided that no new...
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    • CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE Whereas the people of the Territory of the United States, south of the river Ohio, having the right of admission into the General Government as a Member State thereof, consistent with the constitution of the...
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    • Page 2 Sec. 31. That the limits and boundaries of this State be ascertained, it is declared they are as hereafter mentioned, that is to say: Beginning on the extreme height of the Stone mountain, at the place where the line of Virginia intersects...
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    • Page 4 Sec 3. There shall be a Treasurer or Treasurers appointed for the State, by the joint vote of both Houses of the general Assembly, who shall hold his or their offices for two years. Sec 4. The election of all officers, and the filling of...
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    • We do likewise authorize and require the Governors and Commanders in Chief of all our said Colonies upon the Continent of North America to grant the like Quantities of Land, and upon the same conditions, to such reduced Officers of our Navy of like...
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    • Journal of a Voyage, intended by God's Permission, in the good Boat Adventure, from Fort Patrick Henry on Holston river to the French Salt-Springs on Cumberland River, kept by John Donaldson Decm. 22. 1779 Took our Departure from the Fort and fell...
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    • Tuesday, 7th. Got under way very early, the day proving very windy, a S.S.W. & the river being wide occasioned a high sea, insomuch, that some of the smaller crafts were in danger, therefore came to at the uppermost Chiccamauga Town,...
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    • was the night before delivered of an infant, which was unfortunately killed in the hurry & confusion consequent upon such a disaster, assisted them, being frequently exposed to wet & cold then and afterwards, and that her health appears to be good...
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    • tho poor it was palatable. Monday 27th. Set out again. Killed a Swan, which was very delicious. Tuesday 28th. Set out very early this morning. Killed some Buffaloe. [i.e. Buffalo] Wednesday 29th. Proceeded up the river. Gathered some herbs on...
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