History: Local: Early Settlers, Petition for a New State: Fayette, Washington & Greene Cos, PA
PETITION FOR A NEW STATE
(List alphabetized from "The Ten Mile Country and Its Pioneer Families").
Fayette, Washington & Greene Co PA and Ohio & Monongalia Co VA
(From an original petition for a new state located in the
Library of Congress. No date on document. Papers of the Continental
Congress No 48, Folios 251-6, pages 89-96). The names in this petition,
which is not dated, seem at times to be taken from the militia rolls,
and if circulated after 1780 contains names of persons deceased or
moved from the district. There is no attempt to conceal the fact that
the signatures were written by the prime agitators of the movement as
many of those names which appear here could only make their mark.
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