1797 Petition, Montgomery, Randolph and Richmond counties, NC - Little and Uwharrie Rivers
1797, Oct 27 -- Nov-Dec 1797 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 5
Dueling petitions regarding the 1794 act entitled "an act to keep open Little and Uhara rivers in the county of Randolph and Montgomery for the passage of fish up the same". Petitioners from Richmond, Anson and Montgomery counties urged the General Assembly to repeal the act and allow inhabitants to build mills and dams on and across these rivers. A separate petition from inhabitants of Montgomery and Randolph urged the General Assembly to keep the act. Selected signers of the latter petition include: [Randolph] John Presnall, James Presnall, William Lathem, Absalom Presnall, Johnston Spencer, William Pool Snr., Drury Richardson, Peter Cagle, William Bollin, Samuel Pool, Harrison Callicot, Peter Bean, Wm. Harvey, Johnson King, Jesse King, John Harvey, Jesse Pool, Charles Bollin Junr., James Presnall, Elijah Ashworth, William King, Benjamin Bollin, Thomas Bean, John Brown, Elijah Presnall, Walter Bean, Peter Randall, Thomas King, Isaac Brown, George Lucas, William Lucas, Thomas Lucas, John Lucas, Peter King, Mitchel Boling, John Boling, Andrew Auman, Christian Luther, George Luther, Michael Luther, Jacob Luther, John Steed, Richd. Bean [Montgomery] Joseph Holthem, Sollomn Bennet, Lias Morris, Henry Stevens, Eligy Holthem, Fenison Chesson, James Moore, Daniel Chance, Edward D. Tyler, James Stevens, Robert Stevens, Wm. Stevens, Uriah Wright, William Spencer, John Nichols, Elias Spencer, William Collicott, Eli Collicott, Asa Collicott, James Collicott, William Nichols, George Thomas, Elijah Spencer, Aquilla Sugg, Edward Duvall Tyler Jun., John James, John Collicott, Hatton Morris Senr., Hatton Morris Junior, Wm. Wright Senr., Ransome Nichols, Andrew Edwards, James Elkins, William Allen, George Allen, James Allen, Reuben Allen, George Allen, Seymore Spencer, John Ward, William Trent, Jesse Symmons, James Symmons, William Ozier, Jacob Ozier, William Altam and Edward Morris.