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

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1828-09-02
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Regarding list of members on the Yorks & Durham committees. Forgot to send Raisbeck a copy but can collect one if desirable. Discussion of Tennant's report of his conversation with Langdale. Reference to the two parties applying to Parliament and relationships with the railway 'I cannot say if I had been a coal owner I would have entered into it most heartily, for my property would have been deteriorated to a certain share of the 2 or 3000 £ which want raising'.

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Darlington 2 M 9. 1828
Respected friend
L.Raisbeck
I have made search & enquiry for the list of members on the Yorks & durham committees, & not being able to make it out, conclude Joseph has taken it with him to town __ having forgot to send thee a copy but if it is desirable drop a line to him at Rob' Barclays Lombard street_
I thought the matter about Tennants report of his converse with Langdale ( or more correctly Langdales converse in the news room had gone to its sinecure post Oblivion _but it is due to reply to thy enquiry, in order that I may neither stand in the post of Fabricator or propogator__ __Henry Blanchard was my first informant, saying such a report was in circulation in Stockton, but could not vouch for its authenticity __ next time was Rd Otley, who remarked Tennant came up to him & F Mewburn in the Blk Lion entry, saying what do do you think of your Bro’ solicitor now, he has been direct'g S Langdale etc etc that all comes from the same original & I think as he Tennant only wants to bring himself into notice at any rate, he is unworthy of attention.
It is deeply to be regretted there is existing jealously between the two parties applying to Parliament, my endeaver, have been exerted to keep clear of them, & both to the coal owners & solicitors I have not fail’d to remonstrate against F Mewburn hav’g anything to do in their opposition, nor I do I yet know he will accept their tendered employ: the interested parties urge their right to employ who they please, & that I ought not to consider his engaging with them as hav’g anything to do with the Rway__however I do not in any shape like the thing, from the fear of conflict_ but it never comes into our committees; or claims more than accidental attention tis a thing altogether unexpected, but I cannot say if I had been a coal owner I would have entered into it most heartily, for my property would have been deteriorated to a certain share of the 2 or 3000 £ which want raising__
I think their resolutions are a very inadequate set, they might have thrown a great deal more light on their case than they have done, & if they shew no more talent in opposition than composition (but this to ourselves) you have not much to fear the extent of their subscription I am not acquainted with but it amounts to some hundreds I believe, & but few having been present at the Kings head, they must have done the thing with some earnestness_ _ they want to make you a spare part, & railway or no railway extension, the utmost thriving would be given to the place by such an adoption, tis one cause of Liverpool superseed’g London etc, by removing & reducing all possible encumberances
– With Sincere regard, united or not united in Sentiment
Thy assured frd,
Edward Pease

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