<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from John Dickenson to his wife Mary née Hamilton. He writes writes about a new road that was being built in the area. He rode along the new road to Silverton, which is about 5 miles from Oakford. The road has not yet been 'cut thro[ugh] & a few places for short distances remain to be levelled'. He was told that 4 miles are to be levelled at '17/6 per yard, w[hi]ch amounts to £1540 per mile. There is also to be fencing and it is thought that it will in the end cost '£3000 per mile'. The letter continues with general news of the people he meets.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Original reference No. 5.</p>
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