Alabama Legislature petition
Scope and Contents
The collections contains an 1849 petition by several Alabama legislators to Governor Reuben Chapman urging him to veto the act chartering the Central Plank Road, and a typed transcript listing the names of signers and counties that they represented.
- Alabama. Legislature (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
A plank road or puncheon is a dirt path or road covered with a series of planks, similar to the wooden sidewalks one would see in a Western movie. Plank roads were very popular in Ontario, the U.S. Northeast and U.S. Midwest in the first half of the 19th century.
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An 1849 petition by several Alabama legislators to Governor Reuben Chapman urging him to veto the act chartering the Central Plank Road, and a typed transcript listing the names of signers and counties that they represented.
S. Braden, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
- Guide to the Alabama Legislature petition
- May 2009
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