PETITION TO BUILD A PUBLIC TOLL BRIDGE OVER HIWASSEE RIVER

Year 1861, Petition Number 5_

[The cover sheet indicates that this bill was introduced by Millard in the House of Representatives, and was tabled on Dec. 9. The petitIon and signatures were faint and very hard to read.]

To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee now in Session at Nashville

We the citizens of McMinn and Bradly Humbly present to your Honorable body the necessity of a Toll Bridge over the Hiwassee River at or near where the present Bridge crosses said [-?-] which has recently burned, and prays your honorable body to grant us a charter for a Toll Bridge and that you appoint such men as you in your wisdom may deem fit and proper [-?-] citizens of said counties will labor under great inconvenience for the want of a bridge and the Rail Road Companies have determined not to build such a bridge as will accommodate the traveling Public other than those that are transported by the Cars. We would suggest the names of B.F. Martin and Hugh McD[-?-], C.C. Carter and T.P. Baty are suited for appointment [two lines are crossed out] and as in duty bound we ever pray & etc.

David Haynes

Wm. Lowry[?]

David H. McMinn[?]

P. M[?]. Mayfield

J. Hankins

P. Davis

Wm. Shook

J.S. Varnell

T. Jarir[?]

W.P. Varnell

William Garrish[?]

J.H. Eiffert

John Pinion

Christopher Graves

Clem Whittenby

W.N. Smith

S.H. McWhirter

H.F. Varnell

A.P. McClatchy

[?] N. Russell

W. A. Vance[?]

Welcom Waller

W. Rogers

W.W. McClelland

T[?] D. Lyle

J.M. Millie

S.D. Stout

W.J. McClatchy

T[?] H. McCarty

Allen Taley

J.M. Knox

W.B. Carr

Wm. McCarty Sr.

J.S. Liner

Thos. A. McCarty

T.W. Liner

Samuel Kelly

Isaac Chambers

W.A. Henderson

T. Swafford

Burton Lewis

W.H. Shamblin

James McKamy

John Barber[?]

James H. Dorr

O.M. Liner[?]

W.H. McKamy

Henry Graves

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J.T. Stephens[?]

John Long

Henry Smith

M. Rose

W.M. Bradshaw

M.L. Grimes

R.L. Graves

Wm. S. Bryant

J.W. Bean

John Humphrey[?]

C. Sutten

Andrew Hooper

J.H. Ball

Samuel[?] Leomair[?]

H.M. Rose

T.B. Agee

Thomas Townsend[?]

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PETITION REQUESTING FUNDS FOR A FEMALE COLLEGE

Year 1865, Petition Number 5_

[no cover sheet]

Senate & House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee

Your petitioners of Bradley County and East Tennessee generally respectfully represent to your Honorable bodies that on the 8th day of June 1865 that the Legislature of the state of Tennessee granted a Charter to the East Tennessee Female College to be located at Cleveland Tennessee and Trustees were therein appointed and for all the terms and stipulations of said Charter reference is made to the same in the Acts of 1865 Chapter 18 from Sections 1 to 17.

Your petitioners further represent and state that a better location for a Female College cannot be found any where than that of Cleveland in Bradley County Tennessee. It is immediately on the East Tennessee & Georgia Rail Road, and accessible from any part of the United States. The water is fine and healthy and society good. Besides the large majority of the people not only of Cleveland and Bradley County but of all East Tennessee is, and always has been loyal to the Goverment of the United States.

East Tennessee wants and deserves a Number One Female College, and Capt. A. E. Blount who is in every way qualified will take charge of it as principal.

We therefore humbly ask your honorable bodys to make an appropriation or loan of One Hundred Thousand Dollars for the purpose of purchasing the Ground upon which to locate said College, and for the purpose of building it and furnishing it and preparing it for the purposes intended to wit for a Number One Female College, and in doing so, we desire that the state have a lien on the land, buildings, and furniture of said College for the amount so app[ropri]ated or loaned until the same is refunded back.

And we desire the amount so appropriated or loaned to be placed in the hands of said Trustees or their President for the purpose of completing said College as is intended. We cannot too forcibly show the great importance of Education and especially of Female education. You are well apprised of its importance. A donation or loan cannot be granted for a more laudable and praisworthy purpose, and feeling so much confidence in our cause, and believing that our most earnest petition will be granted, we humbly ask that it be done.

Names of Petitioners

1.

2. J.H. Gaut, Rep. of Bradly County

3. P.M. Craigmiles

4. D.B. O'Neil

5. Joseph H. Davis, County Clerk

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6. J.C. Tipton, Circuit Court Clerk

7. W. S. Montgomery

8. J.H. Craigmiles

9. Wm. Hunt

10. G.B. Thompson

11. W. C. Daily[?]

12. S. P. Gaut

[13-24 blank]

25. T.W. Norwood, Tax Collector

26. A.McNabb, M.D.

27. Joseph W. Hicks, County Register

28. Samuel Hunt

29. John Brown

30. C.A. Norman

31. A.J. White, Clk. & M.

32. W.R. Demore

33. L.B. Miller

34. W.R. Trewhitt

35. J.M. Crow

36. William J. Campbell, Chrm. C[ounty] C[ourt]

37. John P. Campbell

38. W.L. Dearing

39. A.W. Pendergrass

40. W.M. Willhoite

41. C.M. Gallaher

42. And[?] Davis

43. W.R. Davis

[44 omitted]

45. J. E. Colville

46. Joe Callaway

47. R.M. Edwards

48. Jas. S. Robertson, P.M.

49. G.A. Long, M.D.

50. W.C. White

51. Edw. A. Preuss

52. F.E. Hardwick

53. Thos. H. Callaway

54. George W. Sallie

55. J.M. Cowan

56. Abrm[?] H. Law

57. A.R. Potts

58. Samuel Grigsby

59. G.A. Bates

60. H.J. Parks

61. Thomas Batts

62. B.F. Hambright

63. P.D. Hoskins

64. A.G. Parks

65. J.E. Eldridge

66. Anderson Campbell

67. H.E. Dodson

68. G.W. Ford

69. A. J. Trewhitt

70. P.S. Fry

71. Peter Smith

72. L.L. Osment

73. W.C. Tibbs

74. G.W. Orr[?]

75. E.C. Williams[?]

76. R.A. Armstrong

77. M. Houghes[?]

78. A.C. Parks

79. A. Honey[?]

80. John Elliott

81. Isaac Law

82. Williamson Parks

83. Harvy Allison

84. William Minnis

85. J.J. Kennedy

86. Bennet Cooper

87. Joseph Carson

88. Geo. W. Ramage, M.D.

89. John T. Dearmond

90. W.V. Willis

91. G.B. Hawk

92. R.M. Brown[?]

93. B.T[?] Wood

94. H.N. Rogers

95. Gimore Randolph

96. Elisha Wise

97. J.L. Morrison

98. C.H. Pitner

99. Josephy Dyson

100. Joel Parker

101. J.H. Collins[?]

102. J. Hicks

103. Allen Masler

104. Wm. J. Witcher

105. A.G. Witcher

106. W.L. Cate

107. Joseph Hinkle

108. P.H. Law

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109. James L. Kirby[?]

110. W. Beard

111. Caswell Lea

112. Richard Thomas

113. B.C. Franklin

114. J.G. Craigmiles

115. David Rollins

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80. John Elliott


81. Isaac Law

82. Williamson Parks

83. Harvy Allison

84. William Minnis

85. J.J. Kennedy

86. Bennet Cooper

87. Joseph Carson

88. Geo. W. Ramage, M.D.

89. John T. Dearmond

90. W.V. Willis

91. G.B. Hawk

92. R.M. Brown[?]

93. B.T[?] Wood

94. H.N. Rogers

95. Gimore Randolph

96. Elisha Wise

97. J.L. Morrison

98. C.H. Pitner

99. Josephy Dyson

100. Joel Parker

101. J.H. Collins[?]

102. J. Hicks

103. Allen Masler

104. Wm. J. Witcher

105. A.G. Witcher

106. W.L. Cate

107. Joseph Hinkle

108. P.H. Law

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109. James L. Kirby[?]