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

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1828-03-03
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Pease writes regarding a 'misunderstanding about the 2 days in writing Mewburn that such a request was made, but he might proceed as it did not appear of moment' remarked 'well bring thy work a little faster forward to be ready 2 days sooner'. 'Squabbles' refers to meeting in town hall. Fatal error in Tennant's plan. Concerned 'If there is a inclination to publish anything contrary to my Sons or any other paper'. Pease signs off with '...enmity ceases, when warriors sleep'.

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RAIS/4/1/21
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3/3:1828

Respected Friend
LR

I am obliged by the favor, it certainly was a misunderstand’g about the 2 days, in writing Mewburn that such a request was made, but he might proceed as it did not appear of moment, or to this effect it will be remembered I remarked to thee, “well bring thy work a little faster forward & be ready 2 days sooner,” I cannot remember I rec’d any reply from thee, but a smile or a nod, which I took as implying a point __ I regret any mistakes or misconstruction. I have wrote Mewb’n to let that clause lay over, & if it is remarked upon by Shaftsby to beg that a f’rd the Co. wishes

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to have the sentiments of & who is much interested, I will be up in a day or 2 maybe present at the settling of that clause __ then with no efforts of mine want’g to preserve peace but as to my sons or JB prosecuting their views I neither know nor shall intermeddle with them, but my impression is [illegible] not being return’d that they will not or cannot desert their contract with honor.
Be so good as to tell me how far I shall be deemed implicated in the squabbles, if as has been suggested I should attend a meet’g in the towns hall here to petition against the oppressiveness of the charges in the Tees & their evil consequences on every interest __ have any subscribers to the RW’y in Stockton, taken an interested part which involves them in the self same manner which my unison with this town would do? & should I stand justified by following their example if such has been set.
On every ground I beg thy pacific effort may be used to keep us out of these things, but on no ground more earnestly than my own consciousness that habits & willed by time impact me to great exertions in the cause I enter into & as a townsman must [illegible].
Our bill may be got with a good deal of [illegible] for abatement [illegible] entirely satisfied about remuneration to the Co. if it is got __ I have no apprehension about it, being lost, if we have thy shoulder fairly too it, so soon as thou joins our corps.
If I said thine was a fatal error in Tonnakl , plan & that Story & Torster would take their oath there was no line of railway laid down on the plan be so good as correct that idea __ I understand they would swear, there was not on the 11th of [illegible], a section laid down

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by which anyone could ascertain whether he was to have any cut or any embankment in his estate. If there is a strong inclination to publish anything contra’g to my sins or any other paper, endeavouring to prevent it (insanity ceases when warriors sleep).
There in all wanted Regard

Edward Pease

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