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

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Correspondence between Leonard Raisbeck and John Rennie regarding the survey of the Stockton & Darlington canal or railway
Made:
1814-04-07
maker:
Raisbeck, Leonard
Letter from John Rennie, London to Leonard Raisbeck Letter from John Rennie, London to Leonard Raisbeck

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Letter from John Rennie, London to Leonard Raisbeck
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Rennie finally responded to Raisbeck, informing him by way of mitigation that he had been employed on a project in Portsmouth and had not received his post. He agrees to provide Raisbeck with costings for a railway line, but cautions him that ‘as no survey was made for the express object of a Railway what I can say will be more of a guess than any thing else – as a railway would require to be made on a very different line from a Canal that guess will I trust have to be sufficient to enable the committee to form a tolerable correct opinion which of the solutions it will be most for their interest to adopt.’

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