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Title:[Petition] 1836 Jul. 26, Columbia, Tennessee [to] Newton Cannon / Citizens of Columbia : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Citizens of Columbia

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Date: July 26, 1836
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a petition signed by forty-five citizens of Columbia, Tennessee to the governor of the state, Newton Cannon. They are asking the governor to bring the issue of the construction of a turnpike road from Columbia to the Tennessee river, before the state legislature.
Collection:Governor Newton Cannon Papers
Document: sl642

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July 26th 1836Dear Sir

The citizens of the town of Columbia and county of Maury , believing it to be practicable to construct a turnpike road from this place to the Tennessee river , at some point where they will always have Steamboat navigation, and understanding that it is necessary in order to procure a charter for that purpose from the approaching called session of the Legislature, that it is necessary that the subject be referred to them in the message of your Excellency at the opening of the Session, the undersigned a portion thereof would respectfully ask of your Excellency as a favour [favor] to them and to their fellow citizens, so to bring the subject before the next General Assembly as to obtain a charter to effect the desired object, with such conditions and restrictions and upon such terms as are usual.

They do not deem it necessary in this communication to go into an argument to prove the advantage that would result to the country from such a road. They are satisfied that your Excellency and the members of the Honbl [Honorable] Legislature, are well enough acquainted with the situation and wants of the country to be able to see at once the great advantage to be derived from the construction of the road. They are fully satisfied on their part, that the road can be

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made if a charter should be granted. Judging from the interest manifested for the subject of Internal Improvement by your Excellency, and by the member of the present general Assembly, at their last session, they are further satisfied that their wishes will be complied with.

[added: With high esteem we remain Your Excellency's obt Servts [obedient Servants]]
Allen Brown Edwd H Chaffine A O Idarris
A.H. Buchanan Gardiner Grierson John B Hays
John B Groves L H. Duncan Iuridar Polk
Eancw. Dale James Walker Saml D Frison
P.R. Bouker A.C. Hays M.D. Cooper
WM. Yates Isaac J. Thomas John Kirk
Thomas Barbour E.E. Davidson George M. Martin
James W. Moore S.B. Jones Gideon J. Bellows
S U Watson S.P. Walker Jno N. Saunders
M G Semis Abraham Looney Jno B. Johnson
W Worsham Hugh S Lowrey Will E. Kennedy
Samual Hamner David Lowrey Edmund Dillahunty
Richd C. Whiteside Robt. P. Webster Wm Pillow
James R Plummer H. Langtry
G.S. Neeble WB Down
Wm M. Davidson

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[added: Petition of the citizens Columbia Turnpike Charter
Excellency Newton Cannon ]

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Citizens of Columbia Turnpike

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