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Title:[Petition] 1842 May 23 [to] James Jones / Citizens of Morgan County : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Citizens of Morgan County

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Date: May 23, 1842
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a petition for the relief of debt collection and settlement. The signers of the petition, in fear of having their property sold for less than two-thirds its value, ask the governor of Tennessee, James Jones to request the state legislature to pass some resolution that will aid in relieving the distress of the community, including a two year moratorium.
Collection:Governor James Jones Papers
Document: sl617

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[added: To his Excellency James C Jones Governor of the State of Tennessee ]

We your Memorialists being citizens of the [gap] Morgan [added: Cty [County]] & State aforesaid being assembled at the house of Morris Baker on the 23rd May 1842 for the purpose of electing a Dpty Shff [Deputy Sheriff]. in sd [said] County and having deliberately reflected on the indebtedness of the people together with the scarcity of money and we believe that the most ruinous consequences must follow if the people continue trying to collect debt off of each other we believe that under existing circumstances thre [three] fourths of the community will be altogether ruined broke up and by the sacrifice of their property and their debts all remain unpaid. Therefore your memorials request you will [gap] the Legislature together as speedily as posable [possible] for the purpose of establishing some measure that will relave [relieve] the distresses of the community, we believe that the constitution will not prohibit the people from any the benefits of anything that is equal in its opperation [operation] & [unclear: consentive ] by [unclear: allowing ] a majority, and we have reason to think that nine tenths of the citizens of this state would be willing that all private debts should remain unpaid for a time of two years provided that the law did not compel any to pay sooner we believe that one of two things ought to be caried [carried] into effect to wit stop the execution law for a certain time or have a valuation law say that mans property if sold by a collecting officer shall not be taken from him under two thirds its value, if neither is done we cannot see any way that the people can be relieved by Legislative aid, we therefore hope that you will use all meanes [means] to have one of these measures caried [carried] into effect with all posable speade [speed]

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and your Memmorialists [Memorialists] will every pray

Eldrege Myatt 1 Adam Vickerey 2 Zacheriah Baker 3 Wm [William] Allison 4 Isaac N Taylor 5 P.C. Baker 6 Benjamin Ranes 7 James Wyatt 8 Thos [Thomas]. Stephing 9 Allen Elmore 10 Morris Baker 11 Wm [William] Taber 12 Rama Oaks 13 David Smith 14 Will B. Baker 15 James Woody 16 Julius Elmore 17 Daniel Elmore 18 Luke Adkins 19 Wm A. Adkins 29 Francis Webb 21 David Turner 22 Joseph Looper 23 Alex Smith 24 Joseph Patton 25 John Smith 26 Larkin Gap 27 Hiram Eperty 28 Michael Hyden 29 Nimrod Myatt 30 Alfred Myatt 31 Alexr Myatt 32 George Smith 33 David Hall 34 William Ramsey 35 Lea Stanton 36 Joseph Garrison 37 Thomas Harris 38 Richard Smith 39 George Smith 40 Alsdam Ramsey 41 Samuel Ramsey 42

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Robert Patton 43 Thomas T. Patton 44 Wesley Baldwin 45 John Stephens 46 Labon Andrew 47 Mark Andrew 48 Isaac Patton 49 James Sutton 50 G.F. Vickrey 51

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[added: 1841
Gov JC [Governor James Chamberlain] Jones
Morgan Co [County]]

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