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

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In response to a ‘hurry up’ memo from the committee, Rennie writes that he has been in ‘a very bad state of health for upwards of five months’ but that he is now back to work, and has instructed Francis Giles and his son to concentrate on the Stockton project immediately they have finished surveying the Tyne from Newcastle to Shield.

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RAIS/3/3/9
Transcription:
London May 28th 1813
Dear Sir
Your letter of the 11th came duly to my House & ought to have been answered in course, __ But having been in a very bad state of Health for upwards of five months back, I have been unable to attend to business; I have now returned & I am (illegible) Cheltenham where I have been for about two months & am just beginning to work, though I fear rather too (illegible).
Mr Francis Giles, with my son is now engaged in making a Survey of the Tyne from Newcastle to Shields & I hope they will complete this work in a very short time, after which I have given them directions to take the Levels of the Canal from Stockton by

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Darlington westwards – this will occupy but a short time unless it is also determined by the finds & the measure to have the fields laid down on the Plan & Books of reference is the owner & occupies made so as to prepare the scheme for Parliament – if so it will occupy a good deal of time – Have the goodness to inform in this (illegible) point.

I remain
Dearly
Truly yours

John Rennie





Leonard Raisbeck

Stockton

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