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|They didn't have horses or a carriage
Written by kathleen (elder)
(9/7/2009 5:24 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Transport, penned by Amymarie
Everything was sold prior to leaving for Barton Cottage. From Chapter 5: "The horses which were left her by her husband, had been sold soon after his death, and an opportunity now offering of disposing of her carriage, she agreed to sell that likewise at the earnest advice of her eldest daughter."
There was no public transportation as we know it, though they could pay to travel by coach OR catch a ride with someone who was travelling to the same place they wanted to go. Exeter might have been the closest city from which they could travel to London, and that was about 4 miles from their home. (I suppose they might have been able to catch a coach in the village of Barton, depending on its size?)
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