Petition of Bowling Green and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court, 4 February 18331
To the Honorable the County Commissioners Court of Sangamon County the under signed Citizans of Petersburg and its Vicinity Respectfully Requests your Honors to grant a Review of a Road to Commence at Petersburg and Run in a direction to beardstown to Morgan County Line and appoint thee[three] Suitable persons to Lay out and Mark Said Roadand your petitioners as in Duty bound will Ever Pray &c[etc.]—January 4
February 4 1833—
<Page 2>John AllenEaton Nance[Rhodam Russell?] Batlet ConyearsDavid WilliamsJohn Taylor
1Bowling Green authored this petition. Abraham Lincoln signed his own name.
This particular petition may or may not have been presented to the Sangamon County Commissioners’ Court. On March 7, 1833, a petition very similar to this one was presented to them; in response, the court appointed Hugh Armstrong, James Watkins, and the county surveyor to view and locate the road. This petition bears docketing indicating Hugh Armstrong, William Green, and James Goldsby were appointed to survey the road.
Minutes for 7 March 1833, Sangamon County Commissioners Court, Record Book D, Manuscripts Division, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield IL.
Handwritten Document Signed, 4 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL)