Petition of John Hines and Others to the Sangamon County Commissioners' Court, February 1836
The Honorable The County Commissioner’s Court of Sangamon County Ills.—
We your Petitioners, anxious that our public roads should be so improved by Bridges and otherwise in ^a^ manner to render them comfortable and useful to the increasing wants of the Public—hereby pray your Honors to Grant and apply so much of the County Revenue as will build a suitable Bridge Over Rock Creek where the Lewiston and Springfield Road now crosses the same— We appeal the more confidently, from the fact that a comparative small Sum will answer this demand of the Public Good— and that no work of the kind and cost can subserve more interests and conveniences than the proposed one—
Petitioners names Petitioners names Petitioners names
John Hines
James. C. Greenwood
Michael Davis
Elijah Cogdal
Jesse Griffin
Sevigna Houghton
John Gaddie
Wm. G. Shasted
James Miller
James White
T. J. Nance Travis Elmore Washington Hornbuckle
James Goldsby G. W. Maltby William miller
Casin Pemberton William Marshel
Nelson Asher E. J. B. Harrison Elijah Potter
Thomas Nash Robert Green
Caswell Williams A. Lincoln Thomas Elmore
Jesse Maltby Jonathan [Wilpath?]
Hugh Armstrong Ephraim Brooner Thomas Wynne
John Purkapile
William Pemberton sr P. Morris
Edward Potter C. J. F: Clarke Andrew Maltby
Joshuas Miller William Green Sr George W. Nance
Alexr Trent John Cogdal Jesse Shirley
John Allen Thomas Dinwiddie Aaron Howser
Nelson Alley Johnston Elmore
Martin Waddle J. B. Edgar
Allen Q. Nance
Jonas Howser Jona Colby
John A Kelso Felix Green
Caleb Carman Tarlton [Tice?]
Robert Bagby
Petitioners names Petitioners Names Petitioners Names
E. Greer James Taylor J. G. Davidson
Jno: Bennett P. Simmons
Bowling Green A. D. Wright Farmer
Silvester Baker Bej. Pollard
Wm A. Pollard Henry Baker
Wm Armstrong
J W Warnsing G A Davidson John Clary
Ephraim Wilcox Henry Miller William Rutledge
John Armstrong Septimus Levering
Noah. M. Rickard Wm Hoey
Wm A Brady
W Slinker
E. Brooks
W. P. Boyce

Handwritten Document Signed, 1 page(s), Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, IL).