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Collection Reference Number GLC02606
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1805 
Title Affidavit of innocence in Whiteside v Sevier
Date 11 May 1805
Author Sevier, John (1745-1815)  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Affidavit prepared for Tennessee Governor John Sevier as defendant in a case against Jenkin Whiteside. Co-signed by James Sevier as clerk that the contents of the affidavit were "sworn in Open Court." The case Jenkin Whiteside v. John Sevier revolved around money lost in a card game. This legal document states that Sevier was intoxicated at the time when he signed a promissory note. Says that Matthew Atkinson, a subscribing witness, can attest to the situation. Claims he never got any "Consideration" for the said bill and that the transaction was fraudulent. Says that after an investigation no jury would see otherwise.
Subjects Law  Judiciary  Finance  Sports and Games  Gambling  Alcohol  Debt  Forgery and Fraud  
Theme Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Whiteside was U.S. Senator from Tennessee 1809-1811.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859