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33-1-1803-2(2)
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33-1-1803-2(2)

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33-1-1803-3(1)
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Text of Petition (drag lower right corner to enlarge box): To the honourable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee at Knoxville assembled 1803 We your petitioners inhabitants of the County of Claiborne impartially viewing the many wrongs and inconveniences the we labour under with [respect?] to our Publick buildings, humbly request the interposition of your honourable body to redress our wrongs and to relieve us from being obliged to travel almost an outside and remote part of the County to our Courthouse where of at present is far. The distance from the State line which is also the County line on the East End of the County to the Court -house does not exceed twenty miles which comprehends the part taken off of Hawkins County, which part we pray may continue [annexed] two Hawkins and may not be considered as parts of Claiborne County, as we conceive we have a sufficient boundary of Country to a constitutional County with[stand?] it the inconveniences is, it is a narrow mountainous part but few inhabitants yet appears from some partiality or other to withhold justice from the other part of the County as they have unjustly drawn our Publick buildings much above the center that way the distance from the Courthouse westward to Anderson County line is about thirty six miles. The distance from the Courthouse South tot he Grainger line about five or six miles and the distance from the Courthouse North to the Indian land from twelve to fourteen miles and much further two the state line which is the present count line. We verily believe this statement of facts correct; in addition to which the west end of the County is much wider than the East end and vastly superior in numbers. Therefore pray your honours by your delegated authority to remedy our districts by directing our Publick buildings to be completely in the Center of the County or as convenient as possible to

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33-1-1803-3(2)
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Text of Petition (drag lower right corner to enlarge box): to the Majority and as in duly bound will own property

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Campbell given name smudged
William Jinkins
Jinkins smudged
Jinkins
Henry Jinkins
James Jinkins
David Snuffer
Duncan McFarland
Samuel surname smudged
Charles surname smudged
James Wright
William Robinson very faded
William Bask
Thomas
Joseph
William
Thomas Lee
Samuel Wyatt
Thomas
William Rogers
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Thomas H.
William Norbell
Elisha Hughes
Phillip Norwell
Isaac Owens
Wilson Masgnoue
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33-1-1803-4
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33-1-1803-4

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34-1-1803-1(1)
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34-1-1803-1(1)

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Text of Petition (drag lower right corner to enlarge box): To the honorable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee The prayer of your petitioners humbly sheath That the laws now in force against gambling so far as they affect horse running are in our opinions opposed to the interest of the people of the State, as they discourage racing of good horses the article most advantageous for us to carry to market, and w do believe the attention of people throughout the State to the nurture of well beloved horses to have degenerated ever since laws have been passed against horse racing your petitioners further state that since the abolition of legal horse racing numbers of men have gambled away their property and often would take refuge under the present laws, brought suits against the {illegible} and recovered both in lieu of sd properties your petitioners further state that we deem it on enjoyment of our natural privileges without any benefits derived thereupon to the community and think all such laws offensive and unnecessary but your petitioners for the above and innumerable other reasons hope & Believe that your honorable body are attentive to laws heretofore passed against [illegible] and make after the same in future & your Petitioners will ever pray &c

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