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Title:[Petition] 1839 Oct. 21, Benton, Tennessee [to] Legislature, Nashville, Tennessee / Samuel Ewing : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Ewing, Samuel

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Date: October 21, 1839
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document, dated October 21, 1839, is a petition, written by the residents of Benton, Tennessee in Polk County. The petition requests that the Tennessee General Assembly change the law regarding the sale of "ardent spirits." The law at that time limited retail sales to one quart and the parties involved requested the amount to be changed to one gallon.
Collection:Governor James K. Polk Papers
Document: sl675

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Bentin [Benton] Ten [Tennessee]
Oct [October ] 21st 1839

To the Honerable [Honorable] general assembly of Tennessee now in session

We your humble petitioners being fully persuaded that the law past by our Worthy members the last session of our Legislator Prohibiting the Retailing of ardent spirits in a less quantity than a quart has had a good Effect we therefore your humble Petitioners do humbly pray your honerable [honorable] Body to Extend the quantity to one gallon at last at all events not Repeat what has past and in duty Bound we will Even pray

1 Samuel Ewing 20 James Ewing
2 Geo [George]. W. Weaver 21 Thomas Green
3 John Aldridge
23 Elizabeth Ewing
4 Eli Kane 24 Jack W. Hurt
5 James P. Bower 25 Mary Hurt
6 Robert Wallis 26 E.M. Hurt
7 Mary Hughes 27 Mary J. Hurt
8 Dorothy B. Fonvielle 28 Elisha Hurt
9 Terresea Ewing 29 Elizabeth Hurt
10 Richard P. Fausett 30 J.J. Williamson
11 Joseph E. Ewing 31 Eliza B. Williamson
12 George Ewing 32 A.J. Hardeson
13 Jane Ewing 33 Wright Williams
14 W.P. Anderson 34 Marina Williams
15 Eliza Anderson 35 John Fox
16 Robert M. Wallis 36 Eliza L. Huggins
17 Chs [Charles] E. Woods 37 William J. Caudle
18 S.B. Appleby 38 Robt [Robert] M. Morrison
19 James L Crurton 39 James B. Dinn
40 Brewart Huggins

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Col Wmson [Colonel Williamson] Smith
Nashville Tn [Tennessee]

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