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

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1829-11-20
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Regarding the location of a bridge near the River Tees, and the actions of the Tees Navigation Company.

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Identifier:
RAIS/4/1/3
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Darlington 11 Mo 20.1829
Respected Fr'd

After having the pleasure of seeing thee I had some conversation with T. Jennett, who pref'ed the RW Co should address the navigation Co on the subject, this according with our conclusions I deemed it best to let the communication come through that medium, & hope it will be in thy power to avert the expense & vexation which mutually threatens the companies __ Referring to plans respect'g the distance the bridge across the creek is from the river it appears to be 378 Yds but after the line of way was staked out, the Tees navigator subsequently staked out the line of their improvement within 187 yds of the RW Co bridge __ I would suggest to thee whether as either a matter of courtsey or duty if Tees Co found the R Way the line of which the Engineer & committee should have perfectly known; was likely to obstruct contemplated improvement, that should have intimated their wish & opposed the Co on this point at the proper time

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Since I was at Stockton have seen the cases & opinions, & Chapmans report which (as no lawyer) I would say were most unequivocally clear __ that it must be an expensive & really useless game of chance, to the two Companies
Thy Sincere Friend
Edward Pease

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