PETITION TO IMPROVE ROADS FROM NAPLES TO THE BLUFFS OF SCOTT COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MANUSCRIPT SIGNATURES OF MORE THAN 100 PETITIONERS: "TO THE HONORABLE, COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' COURT, OF SCOTT COUNTY - MARCH TERM 1849./ WE, YOUR PETITIONERS, WISH TO REPRESENT THAT THE ROADS LEADING FROM NAPLES TO THE BLUFFS, ARE IN A VERY BAD SITUATION, AND ARE YEARLY GETTING WORSE; - THERE BEING MANY IMPORTANT ROADS LEADING TO AND FROM - THAT THE ROAD LABOR WHICH IS DONE ON THE ROADS YEARLY, SCARCELY KEEPS THE MANY ROADS IN POOR REPAIR AND THAT HERETOFORE WE HAVE HAD ONE GOOD ROAD LEADING TO THE BLUFF ON THE RAIL ROAD TRACK WHICH WE ARE NOW DEPRIVED OF - THE RAIL ROAD THEREON BEING COMPLETED AND WHICH DOES AWAY WITH THE ORDER OF YOUR COURT THE WAGON ROAD. WE YOUR PETITIONERS FIND IT NECESSARY TO DO SOMETHING BY INDIVIDUAL ENTERPRISE AND ALSO , PRAY THAT YOUR HONORABLE BODY WILL GRANT AN ORDER FOR FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS, TO BE EXPENDED ON THE ROAD LEADING FROM NAPLES TO EXETER, ON THE BLUFF AND BOTTOM OF SAID ROAD..

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