would get the opinion of some of the prominent members of the Senate who were also lawyers and report to us at the next meeting.
We met this day according to appointment and very friendly feelings were manifested on the occasion.
Our business was taken up and stated that he had asked the opinion of Judge [Hugh] White of Tennessee of Mr Wright and of several members whose names we do not now reccollect but were prominent members of the Senate but they all declined giving an opinion at present as it was a matter which they had not considered sufficiently to decide upon at this time the meeting then after some friendly deliberation decided in our favor which decision was that a memorial and petition be drawn up in a concise manner (which our representative Mr Steward promised to do) and that prese[nt] the memorial and petition to the Senate, tha[t] [t]hereby they may refer it to the proper Committee with all the accompanying documents and order the same to be printed.
We now want you to assist us by your prayers; and we want you to forward to us your certificates which you hold for lands in , and also your claims to preemption rights; affidavits to prove that Soldiers were quartered on us and in our houses without our consent or any special act of the Legislature for that purpose, contrary to the constitution of the . and also others we think will reccolect the circum stances and facts relative to this matter: and also Bro Joseph and others being refused [p. ]