The lawyer's ledger is a single bound volume that lists information such as party's names, date of trial, amount of judgement, and bill of cost. For the most part, this information is in columnar form; occasionally it is presented in a narrative fashion.
There is very little data to indicate the location of the law office or trials; however, it appears to be in East Tennessee. There are cases involving the State of Tennessee and several of the names (Landon Raygan, William Woodfin, Josiah Parker) appear on the 1830 census for Washington County, Tennessee. Other surnames (Dugger, Click, Huffine) are known to be family names in East Tennessee. A trial on July 13, 1861 involved Thomas and Maranda Ensor and a man and woman with these names appear in the same household in Washington County, Tennessee on the 1860 United States Census.
The volume is in poor condition. It is missing its cover, has had several pages removed, and shows signs of water damage. Photocopying and scanning may be limited due to the fragile nature of the material.
Method of Acquisition
The Law Office Ledger was transferred to the Archives from the Reece Museum in 2006; accession number 2014-020. The Reece Museum received the ledger from the ETSU library in 1965. The original donor is unknown.