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Encroachments on the Highway (S373c: 1884)

Editor Charles H. Smith’s Note: A letter to the Editor printed on page six of The West Surrey Times and Guildford Gazette (Guildford) issue of 27 December 1884. Related to S370ab, S371a, S373b and S373d. To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S373C.htm

To the Editor of "The West Surrey Times."

     Sir,--While thanking you for the insertion of my letter, and for your editorial remarks supporting my general statement of the law, I wish to inform you that you have been completely misinformed as to the encroachment I complain of not being on a road between fences. I made the complaint after personal inspection; and the road runs continuously between hedges for a mile on both sides of the place referred to. I enclose a tracing from the Ordnance Map, on the 6-inch scale, showing part of the road,--the new encroachment being coloured red, while several older encroachments are tinted blue. The road corresponds, as I remarked in the minutest detail, to the description given in the judicial decision, and no allegation has been made by the Highway Board that it does not so correspond.

     Trusting that you will correct this misinformation in your next issue, I remain, your's faithfully,

Alfred R. Wallace.
Frith Hill, Godalming, Dec. 23rd, 1884.

     [We have the tracing mentioned in our correspondent's letter, and it is clear that we were under a misconception with regard to the locus in quo.-- Editor of W. S. T.]

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