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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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