Petition from Philemon Merrill and Others, 3 February 1842
and 92 Others, Petition, , Hancock Co., IL, to Nauvoo City Council, 3 Feb. 1842; handwriting possibly of ; signatures of petitioners; endorsements and docket in handwriting of ; three pages; Nauvoo, IL, Records, 1841–1845, CHL. Includes mathematical notations.
To the honorable City Council of the City of —
We the undersi[g]ned petitioners do reqest and pray You to take into consideration the bad affects of unruly Swine running at Large in the Streats of this as more or liss [less] damage is daily sustained by the inhabitants—o[w]ing to the breaking in of <Swine> to yards, Cribs & Gardens— and more or less of all that is practicable that comes <with> in there way— &c.— therefore we pray Your honorable body to annact [enact] such Laws and the time for there affect as you may think propper for the owners of all Swine to keepe them shut up uppon there own premmasis or in some other place— so that they may not be parmitted to run at Large if so— the owner <owner> there of <are> to pay such finnes— and damages as you may think propper to affix under such penalties &c. and thus we Subscribe our names— as petitioners