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Petition to Build Road
(New Castle - Muncie Pike)

State of Indiana
Henry County

On file in my office is the following:
   "To the honorable the Circuit court of Henry County, Ind. the undersigned petitioners beg leave to represent, that a change in the State Road leading from NewCastle in Henry County to Muncytown in Delaware County, will be of great saving of a pond and neighborhood lake, and place the road on much better ground, ______ _____ and much less offence, to keep the same in repair, and at all seasons of the year, and of public utility and of a better road, the alteration proposed is to have the present location a short distance south of Shepherd's farm, in said County of Henry, and running on the east side of Blue River for some miles to Garrets Bridge thence crossing the same at the most convenient place , thence on the best ground & most eligible route through Luray, to said Muncytown, the nearest and best way. We therefore pray the previous considered, your Honors will appoint commissioners and do all such other things necessary in such cases secured and provided for by the Statutes of the State of Indiana, and as in duty bound will ever pray ~ May 1st 1857

John H. Palsley, George Wincher
Samuel Fulton, Henry Myers
Hugh Fulton, Jeremiah Washburn
Amyers Rhoton, Enos Strawn
Lot Hazelton, Samuel Clement
John H. Skinner, Abraham Fulton
James P. Skinner, John Powers
Nathaniel Skinner, William Veach
Reuben Skinner, Joseph Brown
Joseph Willey, Amos Grubbs
Elisha Van Meter, Wm Hamilton
John Powers, John L. Swafford
George Breakfield, John Wiles
James Cain, Martin Wiles
James Leeson, Clement Murphy
Philip Snider, Henry Yoder
Thomas Hawhee. Hezekiah Snider
Thomas Baxter. Joshua H. Brown
George W. Baxter, Henry Hessiter
Samuel P. Harding, Isaac Brown
Henry H. Crawford, Sam'l Harding
William Leeson, Samuel Howard
John Helton, Edmund Taylor
Edward Grant, Josiah Needham
Henry Koons, Abraham Hale Russell Williams

State of Indiana
Henry County

I, Eli Murphy, clerk of the Henry County Circuit Court Certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original petition on the files in my office, of which petition & filing the Clerk of Delaware County will take notice. Witness my hand & the seal of said court, at New Castle this 20th day of September 1857

Eli Murphy, clerk

Submitted by,
Barbara Amburgey, 2004

U.E.Bush, 2004

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