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

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1828-02-20
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Regarding negotiation with colliers and the Tees Navigation Company. Tennant's scheme ' the veryest humbug that was ever sent out'. Financial issues.

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Identifier:
RAIS/4/1/8
Transcription:
Sugar house 8[illegible] Clock
2/20[illegible] 1828

My Good Friend
LR
Thy favor has just been put into my hand, we will have no altercation or justification between thee & I as we differ in principle__ but is it correct that no negotiation was attempted by there colliers? Was not a letter from the leader of them read in the Tees navigation Gen'l meet'g? but to what import I dont know, any more, than if a guarantee given to what the deputies proposed in the RW meet'g; whether

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they were hence driven to the steps they have taken I do not know, having never been in their councils __ but they proceed more sleepyly than I expected from such characters, that negotiation may not be too late: after that letter; should it not emanate from you? I regret in common the muster of Coal ownership & RWay proprietary but the best of motives both for the interest of the latter & the Country, I am sure was in one now prominent party the peril & main spring to action but to begin my note where I intended, I have wrote Josh it was DMPs opinion & it was mine that Tennant should be opposed by us but they have no official order to do so Joseph told Blanchard that Lord durh' said “Tennants scheme was the veryest humbug that was ever sent out & it should have the same ordeal as before,” at which B seemed much struck, & Joseph says B has danced after Tennant to the tune of 5 or 6m! out his own pocket!!__ it would be well for thee to write Mewburn as to the points of resistance to Ts project &c if met with a little spirit at first it may fall thro' his estimate 98m! Blanch'd(5:) Appleby (5) [illegible](1) 2 Skinners 1m Rowntree 1m 2 pages 1m

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14500 £ in all_he will require 80m to pass the Lords__is he to fear now finally if you want Stockton to thrive make it a freehold
Thy Sincere Frd Edward Pease

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