Therefore we humbly submit our case to your consider-
ation, to do, as you in your wisdom, may consider most
prudent. That the above statements are in substance true,
we have no doubt, can easily be made appear to the full
satisfaction of any court of justice in this Commonwealth.
WE the undersigned, citizens residing in and near the
vicinity of Shakertown, being fully persuaded, according
to all the information we are able to collect, that the above
stated petition contains an impartial statement of facts, and
feeling anxious that some law may pass whereby justice
may be administered to the petitioners, do most cordially
unite with those aggrieved in subscribing our names.-
Floyd Burks, H. T. Deweese, Lambert Banta, James Lil-
lard, Win. Pherigo, Thos. Wood, Robert P. Steenbergen, jr.
Josiah Utley, Abraham A. Brewer, John Rinearson, Aaron
Rinearson, W. A. Bridges, Wm. T. Wood, Saml. Eccles,
B. Prather, J. Smedley, Thos. Alleni, sen., Philip T. Allen,
Wm. Tume, B. T. Hall.
Mr. Samuel Banta having stated to me (in which I have
the utmost confidence) that in leaving the Shakers he lacks
complete remedy to recover the property which he first
and subsequently took to them: That they refuse satisfac-
tory accountability, he only demanding the original sums,
waiving his pretensions to interest and labor: And think-
ing this reasonable, if a remedy can be constitutionally
devised. My belief of the personal honesty and upright-
ness of Samuel Banta, and that be would ask nothing
improper, induces me to sign his petition.-P. Trapnall,
Chr. Chinn, Garret Banta, Wm. Ross, Wm. Edwards,
John S. Chenowith, John Eccles, Isaac Westerfield, James
Burnett, Abram V, Brewer.
With much difficulty we obtained the foregoing docu-
ments;- they are without the principal signatures,, we