Jackson and his friends left Jonesborough in October 1788 and embarked for Nashville

Jackson and his friends left Jonesborough in October 1788 and embarked for Nashville

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Unformatted text preview: Jackson and his friends left Jonesborough in October 1788 and embarked for Nashville a small settlement right on the frontier. The settlement, though now seven years old and firmly established, remained hazardous. Lewis Robards, whose father-in-law had founded Nashville, took Jackson in to help protect the house from Indians. As prosecutor, Jackson's first task was to help creditors recover their loans. By the time he had been in town a month, he had served seventy writs of delinquent debts to members of the communityearning the praise of most merchants and businessmen in the town. He found his law business taking off, and, as he was often paid in land or goods instead of cash, quickly found himself one of the largest landowners in Tennessee. In addition, Jackson argued almost half of all cases tried in the county during his first years in Nashville. Governor William Blount, who oversaw the territory, during his first years in Nashville....
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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