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    • Loom shuttles

    • Wooden loom shuttles for weaving. Used by the Vassar family in Bradyville, Tennessee. These appear to be hand carved. Yarn was attached to the shuttle and woven through the loom to create rugs, blankets, or coverlets.
    • 1830-1930
    • Page 4

    • made for such allowance, shall appear to be just. WILLIAM BLOUNT, Governor. (signed) GRIFFITH RUTHERFORD, P. L. C. DAVID WILSON, S. H. R. September 27, 1794. ===============================================================
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    • Page 7

    • And be it enacted, That the sheriffs of the respective counties may appoint deputies in addition to those already in commission not exceeding five to a county, for the special purpose and no other of aiding in making the enumeration of the people...
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    • Page 7

    • for their Services during their attendance at the General Council provided that the same, may be increased or diminished, by law; but no alteration shall take effect, during the period of service of the members of the General Council, by whom such...
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    • Confederate $100 bill

    • Confederate $100 bill features Lucy Holcombe Pickens, “Queen of the Confederacy,” and the only woman to appear on a CSA note. She was born in Fayette County, Tennessee, in 1832. Lucy charmed the court of Alexander II while her husband was U.S....
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    • Walking Stick

    • Each knot on this walking stick has a letter carved on it. Combined, the carving reads "We will hang Jeff Davis on a sour apple tree." At the top of the stick is a sleeping dog where it appears the word "TRAY" is inscribed, possibly in reference...
    • 1889
    • 33664_11

    • Constitution of Frankland. members: They may expel a member , but not a second time for the same cause; they may administer oaths on the examination of witnesses, redress grievances, impeach State criminals, grant charters of incorporation,...
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    • 33664_13

    • Constitution of Frankland. Representatives, of the persons voted for, and the number of votes to each, which the Assembly shall examine, and the highest in votes shall be declared constitutionally elected; but no person shall be eligible more than...
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    • 33664_16

    • State of Frankland 17 freemen of their district to consult for the common good, give instructions to their Representatives, or to apply to the Legislature for redress of grievances by address, petition, or...
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    • 33664_18

    • Constitution of Frankland. 19 law, act, or resolve whatsoever respecting religion or the spiritual service we owe to God; but shall confine themselves wholly to matter purely civil. Sect. 25. Laws for the encouraging...
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    • 33664_19

    • Constitution of Frankland. Sect. 31. That every foreigner, who comes to settle in this State, having first taken an oath of allegiance to the same, may purchase, or, by other just means, acquire, hold, and transfer land or other real estate, and,...
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    • 33664_22

    • Constitution of Frankland. 23 preserved inviolate in very part; whether the Legislative, Executive, Judiciary and Military branches of government, and public servants, have faithfully performed their...
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    • Unidentified boy

    • This image of an unidentified boy is from an old photograph album found at an estate sale. He wears a plaid dress, without a hoop, and saque coat, identical to th clothing worn by the girl, perhaps his sister, in wils005.; The children in wils003,...
    • 1860s
    • Forage receipt

    • Forage receipt signed by Capt. George Turner referencing the lack of payment for supplies taken by Col. McKenzie's cavalry command. This is most likely forage taken ny McKenzie's 5th Tenn. Cav., CSA. Capt. Turner does not appear on the rolls of...
    • 1863 November 23
    • Church minute book

    • This small book was recovered from the rafters of Caton's United Methodist Church in Cocke County, Tenn. It has a plea to the county clerk to take care of a destitute woman who needs corn, meat and shoes. The entries seem to be providing money to...
    • 1863 February 25

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