Governor of Tennessee Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) signed land document granting Jacob Peck and David Ragan and their heirs twenty-five hundred acres in Sevier County, Tennessee "including the East prong of the West fork of Little Pigeon River -- Beginning at the three mile tree..." dated December 12, 1853. Housed in a contemporary wooden frame. Sight - 16 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W. Framed - 18 1/8" H x 12 3/4" W. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN estate. Note: Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869, and the 16th Vice President of the United States under President Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1865-April 15, 1865. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Signature clear with no fading. Document with areas of separation to fold lines, largest 8 1/2", surface of sheet. Foxing spots, largest 1/4", surface of sheet. Areas of dampstaining, largest 1 3/4" x 5", surface of sheet. Overall toning, surface of sheet. Not examined outside of frame.