Tennessee: 1853. Unbound. This document measures 7.5” x 12.25”. It is in nice shape with two tape repairs. The document follows a complicated series of debts and repayments and, the presiding judge, “Calvin Jones, Chancellor,” concludes by directing the defendants pay the plaintiffs a sum of $1,851.69, and authorizes him to appeal the decision “to the next term of the Supreme Court of the State of Tennessee to be holden at Jackson” provided they post a bond of “double the amount of the decree in this case.” Docketing indicates that “Charles Temple, et al is under a 50,000 Bond, most of it secured by his slaves. The Court feels the bond with cover adequately.”. Very good. Item #009199
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Information for the Year 1853 identifies Calvin Jones as the Chancellor of Chancellor of Tennessee’s Court of Chancery, Western Division.