--The importance of connecting our circle of local fortifications by a good road must be obvious to every one.
We are informed by men of practical knowledge that such a highway may be easily constructed, since the topography of the country is highly favorable.
The expense of the works would be trivial in comparison with its advantages and we see no reason why it should not be commenced and completed before the contingencies of winter render it impracticable.
Considering it a side from a military point of view, wherein it is chiefly important, the road would furnish an excellent route for an afternoon's drive in which some fortunate people are want to indulge, and might be willing to pay for the privilege of riding over it. At all events, if there were such a road, its usefulness would be demonstrated in more wars than one.
We therefore at the suggestion of others, invite the attention of the authorities to the subject and suggests, the propriety of putting the Yankee
prisoners to work on the proposed ‘"pike."’