old letter sent by Gilbert Palmer to Robert McLelland and Warner Wing, Esq, Detroit, Michigan
"To the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan Greeting
Whereas certain Highway taxes to a considerable amount had been assessed on nonresident land lying an being in the town of Exeter while it remained as a part of the township of London and are now almost or quite all collected and paid over to the Road Commissioners and Supervisors of the town of London aforesaid and have never as yet been applied to the repairing of the roads and bridges in the reverse road districts where said lands are situated although having been frequently demanded by our Supervisor and Commissioner of Highways. Therefore, we your petitioner citizens and inhabitants of the town of Exeter humbly represent to your honourable body the propriety of passing an act authorizing our Supervisor or Highway Commissioners to ask and, if necessary, to sue for and receive the same to the intent that they may be applied as is now directed by the state in such case made and provided.
Exeter, December 18th 1837