PETITION TO CONGRESS BY INHABITANTS OF CONWAY COUNTY ARKANSAS TERRITORY
Conway County, January 14th, 1833
To the Hon. The Senate & House of Representatives in Congress.
We the citizens of Conway County, A.T., being situated in a section of county, through which no mail passes, and labouring under all the disadvantages of sending, at least, forty five miles for our letters and newspapers, are constrained to petition your Hon. Body to relieve us of our difficulties by establishing a mail rout through our county. It is the prayer of your petitioners that this rout be established from Batesville on White River to Lewisburg on the Arkansas River, thought to be one hundred & ten miles.- Your petitioners also pray, that a Post Office be established on the said rout on the south fork of Little Red River, sixty five miles from Batesville, and that it be called Pleasant Valley Post Office. And your petitioners further pray that Dr. Samuel Smith be appointed Post Master, and that we receive the mail weekly.
(The signatures below have been put in alphabetical order...they were not in order on the petition)
Answered Feb. 26, 1833 (NA,JD, Sol Treas, Lets. Reed.), in which the account was returned for a correction of spelling of DuVal's first name.