A photograph of the Sweet Springs jail which petitioners in 1801 deemed “so weak and untenable as frequently to occasion the escape of prisoners” may be seen at this link.
UPDATE: Sadly, this link is dead. 8 Jan 2012. DK
Related post: Petition, Monroe County, 1801
In honor of Veteran’s Day, here are links to an interesting sheet of Marine autographs. These men all served with my father in the 4th Marine Division during WWII. His unit fought on Saipan and Iwo Jima in the Pacific Theater.
Almost all of the men who signed included at least a partial hometown address which may be helpful to families doing research, especially in light of the upcoming release of the 1940 U.S. Census.
Scan of Autographs: http://tinyurl.com/yf23qra
Transcription of Autographs: http://tinyurl.com/ylo5hgw
Scan of Photo: http://tinyurl.com/yfpaods
(My father, Sgt. James F. Wykle stands on the right. The other two men are unidentified.)
Source: Photograph in possession of author, Debora Wykle Kerr.