Thomas Chavner petition
Scope and Contents
In the petition, Chavner explains that the bridge cost him 3,000 dollars and that he has an offer for the bridge from "persons who propose to purchase, teardown, and remove" it. Chavner is offering the bridge to the county of Jackson, and the people, for 2,500 dollars, in gold or silver.
The petition includes a list of 117 signators with amounts pledged.
- Creation: 1864 October 24
- Chavner, Thomas, 1814-1888 (Person)
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0.025 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder
Language of Materials
The collection contains a petition by Thomas Chavner, addressed to the people of Jackson County, Oregon, regarding a bridge over the Rogue River at Dardanelles. The collection contains the petition of October 24, 1864, and includes a list of supporters.
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- Guide to the Thomas Chavner Petition
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet.
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- Finding aid written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).