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THE GREENFIELD RECORDERHERBERT C. PARSONS, Editor
PHILIP S. FISKE, Business Manager
Greenfield, Mass. March 30, 1900
Hon. George Sheldon,
Dear Mr. Sheldon:
I cannot tell you how much I regret the necessity of any such
correspondence as you and I have been carrying on these last few days
and perhaps the rule, least said soonest mended, would excuse me from
adding anything more to it, but I have the wish to have things set
entirely right and so repeat the declaration that I went just as far
in publishing your communication as I could either in justice to myself
or the paper. Now I have not at hand the manuscript of your letter.
I wish I had, for I believe I should convince you upon a reading of it
that the personal reflection in it was so strong as not to permit of
publication, but I am entirely ready to believe upon your statement in
your letter of the 26th that you did not intend to have it appear in
Hoping that I may be able to serve you in some way more satis-
factorily than in this instance, I remain.
Yours very truly,
;Herbert C. Parsons
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Mr. Parsons and Mr. Sheldon have apparently carried on a lengthy debate about the location of the trolley in the town of Deerfield. Mr. Parsons' statement "least said, sooner mended" indicates that they do not agree and that Mr. Parsons is ready to drop the argument. Deerfield residents were divided in their acceptance of the trolley route; in general they realized the electric railway was a good thing, but many, including George Sheldon, objected to the tracks being built down the main street.
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Letter to George Sheldon regarding trolley
| author Herbert C. Parsons (1862-1941)
| date Mar 30, 1900
| location Greenfield, Massachusetts
| height 11.0"
| width 8.5"
| process/materials typescript
| item type Personal Documents/Letter
| accession # #L99.128
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