Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 1.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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Petition to County Commissioners
Concerning Relocation of Road from Watkins Mill to the County Line [1]

[September 4, 1836]

To the county commissioner's court for the county of Sangamon, State of Illinois

We the undersigned respectfully request that your Honorable body pass an order relocating so much of the road leading from Watkin's Mill via Miller's ferry to the county line in the direction of Pekin, as lies between the Morgan county line and the Range line dividing Ranges 7 and 8 so as to make the same run from it's present begining on a right line to a point four poles North of the door of Charles Simmons' present dwelling. Thence on a right line to where said road now crosses the afforesaid Range line.

A. Lincoln Julius Simmons Moris Hutches

B, Winton Henry Dick William Edwards

B, Kilborne A Conkey Amos Ogden

R Simmons Absalom Bowling Charles Simmons

M L Hutches Daniel Robinson Jonathan Lowndsbury


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