Letter from Leonard Raisbeck to Joseph Pease.

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1828-03-26
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Explaining his reasons for his resignation and that they were 'not induced by the interference or suggestions of any third person'. Has no intention to act with hostility to the company. 'I can retain my official position on terms of neutrality'.

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Identifier:
RAIS/4/1/20
Transcription:
26 Mar 1828 LR
Mr Pease Jr


26 Mar 1820

My Dear sir,
I am this moment favor’d with your letter of the 24th Inst. and as you seem to be under a mistaken impression hasten to explain to you that the tender of my resignation was not induced by the interfer’n or suggestions of any third person and that I have [illegible] act. & nor do I mean to act hostility to the Comp’y. I certainly understood it to be the expectation & opinion of the meet’g. in Jan’y last, that if any conflict’g. interests arose, I sho’d. relinquish the cause of one party or the other, and Mr. R’son at my interview with him was positively & unequivocally stated that I co’d not with propriety or credit to myself under the then existing Company to continue to solicit a Railway Bill. I certainly was bound to consider him [illegible] organ of [illegible] Co’y. as to [illegible] proceedings here. If it meets with my letter to Mr. Meynell maybe submitted shall differ from Mr. Richardson & be of opinion as you imagine that I can retain my official solicitor on terms of neutrality, I cannot [illegible] must be obvious to the Comp’y as well as myself that I cannot entertain feelings suitable for such a state, if Tees Navig’n. measure in

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which I for many reasons I might be warmly inter. be opposed or interfered with by the princ’l. R’way Prop’rs., even individually, for as if effect of their [illegible] must be [illegible] as if the Comp’y collectively [illegible] if distinction you take [illegible]

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To
Joseph Pease Jr Esq

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