B H. Madrin

Date Original

1871 May 25


Letter to the president of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad, requesting that they build a depot in the town of Surrounded Hill.


[Page 1] Surrounded Hill, Ark,
May 25th 1871
To the President
Memphis + Little Rock R.R.
Dr Sir --
I am authorized to say by
citizens of Surrounded Hill, that they are
anxious for the depot to be located on
the land lying between the Harris farms,
one fourth of a mile west of the side track,
for the following reasons to wit:
1st. They can have a high dry wagon
road to Des Arc.
2d They can get a good Deed to the land,
3d, They wish to start business houses
here, and are not willing to build on land
they cannot get a deed to.
4th. This is the central point for this sec -
tion of country.
Further, the company can get a
deed to all the land they may need, free
of charges, for track and depot purposes,
say two hundred feet by eighty rods, if
they prefer it in that shape; can have the
land on either side of the road you wish,
and more land if needed.
The earth to be removed to put
[Page 2] in side track, will be two feet three
I hope you will give us a call
and see for yourself the many advantages
in locating the depot at this point
We intend building up a
tram here at an early day. We have
Three or four stores waiting location
Respectfully yours
B.H. Madrin
Surrounded Hill station, Ark.

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Letter from B. H. Madrin to President of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Letter from B. H. Madrin to President of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad