Latimer petitions

March 17, 1843

“The Massachusetts petition consists of a roll of  paper two feet wide, two feet in diameter,, and more than half a mile long, to which are attached the separate petitions received from 205 towns in the State, duly credited and arranged, under their respective counties, and from 26 other towns, names unknown…..”  The item goes on to list by counties 64,526 who signed petitions to the Massachusetts Legislature, and 51,862 who signed petitions to the Congress.