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This February 13, 1900, letter from George W. Holley to George Sheldon complains about the fact that the trolley is certain to come through the village street of Deerfield, since "the whole business element is on that side." Mr. Holley does not live in Deerfield and, although he likes Mr. Sheldon, argues that it is a matter for the townspeople to fight out among themselves. Public opinion against the Railroad Corporation is a good thing in Mr. Holley's view, "for it will show the R.R. Corporation they cannot ride rough shod over us."