Letter from Leonard Raisbeck, Stockton, to John Rennie, Stamford Street, Blackfriars, London

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1813-10-12
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Raisbeck thanks Rennie for the documents ‘which have been submitted to the consideration of the committee’, but asks for further detail on ‘the relative advantages and the probable difference of expense of a Canal & Railway … particularly as it is known a Railway has its advocates’. Rennie, it seems, was slow in complying with the request; Raisbeck notes on the reverse of the letter, ‘wrote again 1st Feb. 1814 to request as Aug.’, and ‘Again 2nd April 1814’.

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Identifier:
RAIS/3/3/11
Transcription:
Dear Sir
I duly received your favor of the 16th Aug’t. & also the sections & Estimates which have been submitted to the consideration of the Committee. On referring to r the resolutions of the meeting on the 17th Jan’y. 1812 we conceive it will be expected that when the Friends of the proposed measure are called together the Committee are prepared with your Sentiments as to the relative advantages & the probable difference of expence of a Canal V Railway& it is therefore wished that you would make such a communication as you may deem sufficient to meet enquiries on these points more particularly as it is known a Railway has its advocates – requesting the pleasure of hearing from you soon.

I remain & c
Leo. Raisbeck
Stockton 12th Oct’r. 1813

John Rennie Esq
Stamford Street
Blackfriars
London

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