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Numerous citizens of Worcestor petition for a public works project.
To the Honorable his ? justices of the court of General ? of the peace to be ? at Worcestor in and for the county of Worcestor on the third ? of August 1741 The petition of the subscribers Humbly shown - That in or about the year 1719 a highway or road was laid out in Worcester by order of a committe ? and General Court from the north end of the long pond so called by the house of James Tailor and the house of Jonas Rice to the house of Ephrim Rice and over Riveroon Plain? hill it came to halfway River ? the papers hearwith Exhibitted will appear that ????? Wherefore your Petitioners humbly pray your Honorable would ? in the affair according to the rules proscribed in the law that so said road so very ? both to ? and ? of the inhabitants of Worcestor may be opened and as in duty bound shall our pray James Taylor Joshua Child william Calldwell? Benjamin Gates ? Rice James Holdin James Rice jr ? Holdin Jonas Rice Nathaniel Moore Elijah Cook Thomas Parker Charles Davenport William McClellian Daniel Hubbard Ephraim Church Sam Drinker? Adonijah Rice
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Jonas Rice, James Taylor, petition, Worcester, road, 1741
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Taylor, James, ""Petition of Jonas Rice and others"" (1741). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 67.