Letter from John Rennie, London to Leonard Raisbeck, Stockton-upon-Tees

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1812-01-25
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This represents some of the earliest contact between the two: ‘I am much obliged by the application of the friends of the proposed Canal or Railway to thee. My terms for surveying & reporting on Canals or Railways are £7.7 per day exclusive of what expenses in travelling or otherwise may be incurred …’ He indicates work could commence in the Spring if the terms are acceptable.

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Extent:
1 item
Identifier:
RAIS/3/3/1
Transcription:
London Jan’y 25th 1812
Sir
I have been favoured with your letter of the 21st. I am much obliged by the application of the funds of the proposed Canal or Railway to me.
My terms for [illegible] on Canals or Railways are £7-7 a day exclusive of what expenses in (illegible) or otherwise may be incurred. My time will not permit me to undertake the making of levels & field plans, these are done either by one of my assistants, or by a good Land Surveyor which may be [illegible], on such terms as they can be procured __ for this purpose I take a regular view of the County & point out to them what line & other saving they can be taken after which on the plans & Sections are made being sent to me the Reports & Estimates are made out.
Having a great deal of business in Parliament at present it will not be in my power to start on this business untill the Spring should the terms I have named be agreeable to the Parties.

I am Sir your most humble ser
John Rennie
Leo. Raisbeck Esq.
Stockton-on-Tees

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