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[[circled]] 11 [[/circled]] To Salmon Creek 10 NW by N " [[dittos for: To]] end of Lac a la Hache 1 [[strikethrough]] NW [[/strikethrough]] NW Lac a la Hache 12 WNW To East end of Columbia or Williams Lake 23 1/2 NW Lake 6 W To foot of hill 3 } NW Point of Woods 7 } NNW (This point of woods may be avoided by following down the valley to the main River and then following upwards. It is longer however) To Fork of Roads 5 1/2 NNW To Mud Lake 7 NW To Bank of Fraser again 4 1/2 NW Along the Fraser to Alexandria [[underlined]] 9 [[/underlined]] N by W Total Bridge Ck to Alexandria by Brigade Trail 88 1/2 I find that the waggon road as now laid down and measured is 97 1/2 miles. If my computation of distance be correct therefore the Brigade trail has the advantage of shortness by 9 miles. Of course I cannot insist upon my own correctness still I am inclined to think my estimate is not far from the truth and the more so for this reason, namely that I rode the distance accompanied by my servant on the same horses between Sim [[?]] and Sim [[?]] in June 1846 say from 4. A.M. to 6 P.M. The general character of the country is open. There is a short point of
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