Letter from Edward Pease, Darlington to Leonard Raisbeck, Stockton-upon-Tees

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1829-11-30
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Commenting on a dispute between the Stockton and Darlington Railway and the Tees Navigation Company. Proposes to act as peacemaker on the between the two companies. 'I should be the advocate of it to propose that's the arches to be constructed 1/5 more for water-way than is now proposed by our engineer'.

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Identifier:
RAIS/4/1/1
Transcription:
Darlington 11 Mo 30.1829
Respected Friend

L Raisbeck
I do not entertain much doubt but thy attention has been turned to the matter at issue between the S&D & T.N. Cor___for whatever I in common with others may think as to the latter having nothing either to fear, or to lose by the proceed'gs of the former, yet I am an advocate for some concession not of right but of courtsey, as a principle which ought always to exist __ may I therefore as the peacemaker between the two companies suggest thee (in the hope of its adoption here, at least, I should be the advocate of it) to propose that the arches to be constructed be 1/5 more for water way than is now proposed by our Engineer ___ but this suggestion is entirely private & unknown to any of our Comm'e of course must not be considered as an engagement or offer from our Co. __ the more early we are favored with the conclusions of your Comm'e the better, for which our work is not stopped nor intended to be yet in case of this being adopted we may want heaviest materials – Respectfully Thy assured Fr'd
Edward Pease
If all can be arranged without a general meet'g the Tees Co the better I think it will awake less of discussions &c.

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