|Collection||Kate Strong Historical Library|
|Dates of Creation||1866/08/13|
|Scope & Content||
East Setauket, L.I.
August 13th 1868
H. Markham Esqr.
Dear Sir, - As regards the North Shore Rail-Road those I have canvassed with agree that it should be laid as near the North Shore as possible; to take in the most important Sound & harbor venues, which will be [ ] & picturesque to thousands of travelers.
Now is the time for the Northsider to strike for a rail road that can be laid almost at their very doors.
If the landowners in the goodness of their hearts_should give the rail road company the right of way through their grounds, it would pay them more than double than if they continue to cultivate their lands without the aid of a rail road and a N.Y. market. A moderate farmer at Glen Cove told me that off a farm of 75 to 80 acres, he cleared last year $1500- The [ ] is there is no ___interesting views on the long Island rail road east of Jamaica. Plains, scrub oaks & pines extending 60 or 70 miles over nearly a dead level, but continue the North Shore rail road to Port Jefferson &
Wm. S. Mount
|Credit line||Museum Purchase, 1965|