Petition from Albert P. Rockwood and Others, 18 July 1842

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City of July 18th, 1842.
To the Mayor, Alderman <​Aldermen​> and Counselors of the City of .—
The undersigned citisons of the City of — ask leave to represent to your honourable body, that we belive the health of the is verry much impuned, by <​in​> consequence of the many rafts of logs, Wood, timber &C. that are suffered to lay in the edies, coves and along the for weeks and months; which couses stagnent water, which when stired by hawling or other ways causes produses a verry offensive affluva [effluvia] which injurieous to health— besides it verry much impeads navigation of flat Boats, Skifts &C which are almost constantly passing and repassing——
We therefore request that your honourable body to take immeduate measuers to protest [protect] the against the evle; by passing an Audinense [Ordinance] to that effect. As in duly bound will ever Pray.
Nelson Turner
Wm. R Helm Levi Allred
David P. Rainey John H Powers
Alexander Lyon Solon Powers
Levi L Skinner
John Sweat H B M Jolley
Eli Lee
Thomas L Munjar Alfred Lee
George C. Wilson Jackson Smith
Guy C. Wilson Patrick Norrris [Norris]
Samuel Fowler Nahum Benjamin
Erastus Dodge
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City of July 18th, 1842.
To the Mayor, Aldermen and Counselors of the City of .—
The undersigned citisons of the City of — ask leave to represent to your honourable body, that we belive the health of the is verry much impuned, in consequence of the many rafts of logs, Wood, timber &C. that are suffered to lay in the edies, coves and along the for weeks and months; which couses stagnent water, which when stired by hawling or other ways produses a verry offensive affluva [effluvia] which injurieous to health— besides it verry much impeads navigation of flat Boats, Skifts &C which are almost constantly passing and repassing——
We therefore request your honourable body to take immeduate measuers to protest [protect] the against the evle; by passing an Audinense [Ordinance] to that effect. As in duly bound will ever Pray.
Nelson Turner
Wm. R Helm Levi Allred
David P. Rainey John H Powers
Alexander Lyon Solon Powers
Levi L Skinner
John Sweat H B M Jolley
Eli Lee
Thomas L Munjar Alfred Lee
George C. Wilson Jackson Smith
Guy C. Wilson Patrick Norrris [Norris]
Samuel Fowler Nahum Benjamin
Erastus Dodge
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