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Retrieval Number: 0102/3/ p. 93
Order of work to be done on roads by Thompson Trueman, Surveyor of Highways, April 23, 1829.
Mount Allison University Archives, Trueman family fonds.
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Order of work to be done on roads.

The practice of residents performing statutory labour to maintain local roads continued in the 1820s and in this document the Commissioners detail the work to be done including the proportion of the labour to be directed to rectify specific deficiencies. Thus the directives states that “One Third of labour must be put on the Road from Thomas Trenholms to William Wells and the remainder on the main road..." The Commissioners also specified that individuals be directed to certain sections of road, no doubt because they were the individuals who stood to be beneficiaries of these improvements and because their labour could be optimally used because they resided nearby .

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