PETITION index

Petition of Sundry Citizens against Thomas A. BROWN
and John BROWN building a
Turnpike Road, 1842
Compiled by Paul W. Lemasters

Note: The following petition can be found on the microfilm,
"Legislative Petitions," Roll 16,Petition No. 52-1842-1,2,3. On the outside of
one petition is written: "Ho Rep Feb 1st 1842 Read & laid on the table,
BROWN, clk.: The petition of Thomas A. BROWN and John
BROWN mentioned below has not been found.


To the Honorable General Assembly of the State of Tennessee

You petitioners of the county of Roane & Rhea Beg leave to State to you Honorable Body

That they have just been informed that a Certain John & Thomas BROWN have applyed to
your Honorable body to grant them a Charter for a turnpike Road From Joseph KEMBROS
to Kinston. Your petitioners avers that no Such turnpike road ought to be Allowed, as there
is a Sufficient Number of hands living on and close adjacent to Said road to keep the same in
good order the distance only about twelve miles. Joseph KIMBRO works four hands, John
& Thomas BROWN about six or more hands, William BROWN Esq two hand. Elbert G.
SEVIER four hands. Samuel ESKREDGE at least Eight hands, and a much great Number of
white persons on and belonging to Said road more than belongs to any other road in Roane
or Rhea County.

Your petitioners Confidently state that the Object of said John & Thomas is to impose a toll
on all persons Moving or travelling down the Tennessee Vally to Missipie and Alabama and
thro all the county leading Westwardly thro the state of Tennessee to the Western District,
and a further Object is to Extract a toll from all persons moving or travelling what is Called
GORDONS Road, thro the Grassy Cove.

Your petitioners are well satisfyed that GORDONS road is much Superior, Expecially for
Carriages, then the Crab Orchard road, and that the said John & Thomas is Getting Jalous of
the rivalship of said Road.

Your petitioners consider that such Charter, would be very injurous to the Inhabitants and
travellers and prays your Honorable body not to grant the Same, and in duty bound doth pray
&c.

John L. GREER
James WALKER
Robert CRAVENS
[can't read] LINCOLN
James P. JACKSON
Robert PARKS
Isaac CAMPBELL
Bird DEATHERAGE
Reuben MAINARD
John HINDS, Jr.
T.? COLLER?
Evan BREEDING
Jessee IRVIN
John HICKEY
Silvanus HINDS
Charles WHITE
James WINTIN
John ACRE
Allen PRIDE
Saml. PRIDE
John MONTGOMERY Sr.
Michager SEWARD
Benjn. WHITE
John WHITE
John W. MONTGOMERY
John FOUST
Phillip T. FOUST
Pilip FOUST
Wm. S. FOUST
Abraham TALAFARO
J.J. DEVER
James CAWEL
Joel LONG
William HICKEY
Edmond HENSLY
Peter MAJORS
John ORR
Jesse THOMPSON
Abner MAJORS
Wm. M. TERRY?
F.G. ROBINSON
Wm. ROBINSON
Samuel ROBINSON
John ROBINSON
Allen WHITE
James ROBINSON
Sam V. CARRICK
Jesse RODDY Sr.
Saml. W. DOTSON?
Richard HOLLARD?
John R. WHITE
John HINDS, Sr.
Andw. McCALEB
John ELLIS