Livingstone County --
To the Worshipfull Court at Salem: We your petitioners consider it much to the advantage of Travellers to turn the road betwixt Mr. Gaskings and Mr. Cowserts about two miles distance, It will be about half a mile Higher, and will afford Water for the accommodation of travellers which is not to be had on the old road. We hope you will take the Case under Your Serious Consideration and grant our petition as far as you think proper -
Signed by Us this 13th May 1814,
Jas. H. Stephenson
Andw. G. McRery
Source: Livingston County Loose County Clerk's Papers 1811-1814, Box 3, Livingston County Clerk's Office, Smithland, Kentucky.