[Knoxville: George Roulstone, before October 1794]. Broadside, 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Previously folded. Some separation and staining along old folds, slightly affecting text. Slight chipping at edges. A good example. Untrimmed. Item #WRCAM53615
Summons form for "the Territory South of Ohio," partially completed in manuscript, and docketed and signed on the blank verso, "Come to hand 30 October 1794.... O. Williams." Printing began in Tennessee when George Roulstone established his press and began printing his newspaper in Knoxville in November 1791. The earliest dateable book was issued in 1794. The earliest datable form such as this, and thus the earliest datable Tennessee imprint, was in the Thomas W. Streeter collection, dated January, 1793. This is an interesting printed form from Roulstone's press, and one of the earliest possible Tennessee imprints to acquire.