To the honorable, the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee.
The petition of a number of the citizens of Davidson and Williamson Counties humbly sheweth that the vast extent of said counties renders it inconvenient for your petitioners to attend Courts, General Musters, Elections, etc. at the towns of Nashville and Frandklin, and there being a sufficiency of territory agreeable to the Constitution, to form a new county within the bounds hereafter to be described and leaving constitutional quanities within the bound of the old counties. We your petiitoners therefore pray that you will consider our situation and grant us a new county with the following boundaries , viz: beginning on the top of the ridge dividing the waters of Stones River and Mill Creek, in the Williamson County line, and run southwardly with said ridge so as to leave all the waters of Mill Creek and Harpeth in Williamson County, until the ridge intersects the now Eastern boundary of said Williamson County;- thence conntinue South with said line of Williamson County to the South boundary of this State;-thence with the line of Wilson County North and NorthWestwardly continuing with said county line to an elm and white ash, the corner of said county, which is North East from the mouth of Hurricane Creek, which is four miles and thirty six poles; thence from the mouth of Hurricane Creek South West to the top of the first mentioned ridge; thence with said ridge Southwardly to the beginning. And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.