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REFERRED 14 Feb 1811

To the Senate and House of Represetatives of the United States in Congress assembled.

The Pettition of John Singleton praying that Congress would grant hime one Sexion of Land at the Mouth of Wood River on the Misissipi and the fraction if any then should be lying between the Said Sexion and the River for the purpose of laying out a Town in St Clair County Illionnoise Territory at two Dollars per acre to be Subject to the terms of payment as the other Lands of the United States are whenever the Sales of the other Lands in the Said Township Shall commence

John Singleton

We whose names are here unto Subscribed do think that the place mentioned in the above Pettition is a convenient place for a Town and nessessary for the settlement that there should be one we therefore pray that Congress would grant the above Pettition agreeable to the Prayer thereof

James Hall Joseph Bartlet Benjamin Carter Toliver Wright
William Ogle William Montgomery Rezin Reagan John Hamilton
James Hamilton Samuel Rhodes Martin Wood James Stockston
Davis Price Davis Stockton Jacob Whiteside John Powel
John Bateast Allare Thomas Gillhim Rowland Huitt Jonathon Robeson
Joshua Vond Chales Desherly Samuel Yeaton Isaac Gilham
H Gillham Joseph McCormick Miceal Dod George Sanders
Orman Beeman Jacob Whitson Rydorus C Gillham James Gillham
James Smith Davis Whiteside John J Whiteside James B Moore
William Rutherford John L Whiteside David Everitt Matthew J Cox
John Scott John Jarvis Jr Samuel Scott Williams Adams
Charles Warker James Pulliam William L Whiteside James Talbott
Thomas H Talbott William Kinney Samuel Chears Robert Pulleam
George Moore John Rusell Martain Prewet Phillimen Higgins Sr
Thomas Blankenship Sollomon Prewett James Prewett Samuel Williams
Uel Whiteside Absolom Woolams William Gillham Jr Isaac Forgson
Isaac Smith Abraham Pruit Joseph Edun William W Arnett
John Forgeson John Starkey Jesse Starkey William Forgeson
William Huitt William Regan George Harmon Upton Smith
JP Davidson William Jones Richard Rattan Abel Moore
William Moore John Finley John Vicary Philimon Higgens
Joshua Talbott Arthur Morgan Elijah Talbott Jacob Clark
John Primm Jr Michael Masterson    

Petition of John Singleton of the Illinois Territory 14 Feb 1811. Referred committee on the Public Lands.--House Journal, 11th Congress, 3rd session, p260

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