MANUSCRIPT: AC. Ink. Dated: Friday morning. Envelope addressed: Wm Austin Dickinson/Care of Joel Norcross./31 - Milk St./Boston./Mass. Postmarked: Amherst Ms. Feb 6. The final three paragraphs are written on a separate strip of paper and on the inside of the envelope flap.
PUBLICATION: Home 217-218.
The Hampshire and Franklin Express announced on February 6 that the stock of the Amherst and Belchertown Railroad had been fully subscribed. Luke Sweetser was elected president and Edward Dickinson one of the directors.