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Title:[Petition] Stuart County Kentucky, re: Walkers line [to] Sam Houston / Citizens of Stuart County : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Citizens of Stuart County

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Date: ca. 1828
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a petition to governor Sam Houston of Tennessee regarding the settling of the state boundary line separating Stuart and Trigg counties on the Tennessee/Kentucky border.
Collection:Governor Sam Houston Papers
Document: sl694

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[added: To his Excellency Samuel Houston Governor of Tennessee ]

The undersigned beg leave to call your attention to the subject of settling the state boundary line in that part that separates stuart , & Trigg counties as the Legislature of Kentucky hath passed a resolution on that subject, and as you will be called on by the Execution of that state to cooperate with him in that business, we with due deference would suggest the following remarks, That owing to a line found having the appearance of Walker's marks. Extending from two miles East of Cumberland to the Tennessee River about two miles north and unconnected with the line run by Walker. as directed by the Government of virginia from the Southeast corner of the State of Kentucky which refuted line hath been a source of much perplexity growin [growing] out of the excessive power by the officers of both states over a few [unclear: inhabitants ] [gap] over which each claim jurisdiction that the Territory is small Say 18 or 20 square miles which we presume of too little magnitude to be regarded as an object with either state or Counties & ajoining [adjoining] and we suppose the Legislature of Kentucky noted the subject with a special view to the relief of us that is aquired [acquired] and as we are unable to perceive how surveyors that may be appointed by the chief [unclear: majestry ] of the two states__ with the article of [unclear: Stipulation ] of the 11th of February 1820 entered into by the

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commissioners appointed by both States before them can connect those lines without doing violence to other parts of the compact we would further remark that whether those marks north of walkers general line were made by walker and little to the purpose walker work out to be a strait line extending to the Tennessee River this would give uniformity to the boundary between the two states and tranquility to the people immediately interested, with this view of the Subject we would respectfully submit, the following (viz) that in your correspondence with the Executive of Kentucky you permit him by his surveyor or surveyors to remark and settle walkers line from the South east corner of Trigg County to the Tennessee River, and where no marks can be found that he shall be governed by the course of Said line. We believe this would be in strict conformity with the expectation & praise worthy spirit in which the stipulation was made

We tender these remarks with feelings & [unclear: views ] congenial with that vital self governing principle that so [unclear: eminently ] adorns our system of government

Names Names
1 Sam [added: his mark] L Sells Herman J Downs
John J Acree Wm [William] C Jones
Joshua Sheelan Elisha M Hain
Robert Hamletten Thomas B Powell
Charles hamlleton David Charhill
James Charhill Thos. S. Elliott
Enous outland Nathan Skinner
Jordan Champain

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Robin W. Wells John Skinner Ebenezer L Brown Lewis H Jernigan Jesse Brown James Mcdelee Christopher Brandon Joseph Shaw Allen Elliott Isaac McKinney Jonathan Eliott lewis Pryor David Morris David Grants Cornelius Manning Abraham Franklin Samael Kennady Jonathan Eloatt Juner Samuel Canadway Senor Henry King Lewis Eliott Daniel Skinner Henry Dunkin

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Canton Ky [Kentucky]{ Paid14 March His Excellency Samuel Huston [Houston] Nashville Ten [Tennessee]
[added: Walkers Line
Stuart County]

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