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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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    • An Act to authorize the raising a fund, for the purpose of discharging the cost of cutting and clearing a wagon road from south West Point to the settlement on Cumberland River, in Mero district, by lottery. Section 1. Be it enacted by the...
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    • William A. Geiger

    • William A. Geiger in color, standing with one hand on a chair at the estate of Dixon Place Downey in Vero Beach, Florida. Geiger was a member of the 149th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and was shot in the leg during the Civil War. He was originally...
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    • them at five dollars each. And the remaining one hundred shall be reserved by the said managers as tickets belonging to the road, and the prizes drawn thereon, to be considered as a part of the fund herby intended to be raised. Sec. 2 And be it...
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    • enter into bond, with approved security, to the Governor for the time being in the sum of five thousand dollars, for the faithful execution of the trust reposed in him; and shall also take and subscribe an oath to the same effect before the said...
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    • Page 1 CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE ADOPTED IN CONVENTION AT NASHVILLE, FEBRUARY 23RD A.D. 1870. PREAMBLE AND DECLARATION OF RIGHTS. Whereas, The people of the territory of the United States south of the river Ohio, having the right of...
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    • Page 2 fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, did provide for the calling of a Convention by the people of the State, to meet at Nashville, on the second Monday in January, in the year of our...
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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 4 Section 21. That no man’s particular services shall be demanded, or property taken, or applied to public use, without the consent of his representatives, or without just compensation being made therefore. Section 22. That perpetuities and...
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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 6 years from the day of the general election. Section 4. An enumeration of the qualified voters, and an apportionment of the Representatives in the General Assembly, shall be made in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, and...
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    • Page 7 literary institution. Section 11. The Senate and House of Representatives, when assembled, shall each choose a speaker and its other officers; be judges of the qualifications and election of its members, and sit upon its own adjournments...
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    • Page 8 No law of a general nature shall take effect until forty days after its passage unless the same or the caption thereof shall state that the public welfare requires that it should take effect sooner. Section 21. Each House shall keep a...
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    • Page 9 All property shall be taxed according to its value, that value to be ascertained in such manner as the Legislature shall direct, so that taxes shall be equal and uniform throughout the State. No one species of property from which a tax may...
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    • Page 10 ARTICLE III. Executive Department. Section 1. The Supreme Executive power of this State shall be vested in a Governor. Section 2. The Governor shall be chosen by the electors of the members of the General Assembly, at the time and...
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    • Page 13 and Secretary of State, shall be liable to impeachment, whenever they may, in the opinion of the House of Representatives, commit any crime in their official capacity which may require disqualification; but judgment shall only extend to...
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