Excerpt from Letter of the Hon. Edward G. Palmer, to M. W. Gary, Esq., Respecting the Blue Ridge Railroad in South Carolina, and the Replies of the President of the Company: First Published in the Charleston Courier and Charleston Mercury, in August, 1860
Now let us see what was to be the cost of the road to Clayton, in December, 1859, and which is a point nine miles short of the North Carolina line. By the report of the Treasurer of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, up to the 1st November, 1850, there was actually paid out and there was reserved on bonds, cash and stock for the completion of contracts actually paid out and due' for work done, In Decem ber, 1859, President Frost reported to the Legislature as neces sary to complete the road to Clayton, sum total of cost of road to Clayton, leaving still unfinished in Georgia nine miles of road, which, estimated at the moderate cost of per mile, will make Sum total for Georgia and South Carolina.
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