Letter from Leonard Raisbeck to Joseph Pease

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1828-03-19
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Explanation on the subject of the previous letter. Refers to prospect of having to advocate conflicting views. At a previous meeting, both Edward Pease & John Backhouse observed on course of the town of Stockton to oppose the railway company bill. Discusses the opposition to the bill.

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Identifier:
RAIS/4/1/23
Transcription:
My Dear Mr
I thank you [illegible] for your kind letter _ which entitles you to some explanation on the subject to which it relates _ You may remember my notising at a Gen'l Meet’g of the RW propr's in Jan’y last & the possib'y of my having to advocate conflicting Int’s on being sol’r for two of the bills proposed To be brought into Parl't & enquiring to We’r the Comp'y had any objection to my being concerned for both & that the ans'r I see was that they had none there was no reason why [illegible] the measures might not be conducted "harmoniously" But that sh’d [illegibles] presently come in conflict I must then relinquish one and enable any Election which to continue _ At a subseq't Meeting held there weeks ago both your F'er & Mr Jona' Backhouse observed On [illegible] of the Town of Stockton threatening to oppose the RW bill think the Co wo’d expect me either to afford my most strenuous exertions or to resign any official Station And on my Arrival in Town & learn'g from Lord Shaftesbury that he wo'd not waive his objection to the respection Clause

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I consulted Mr R'dson (who I understood represented the Comp'n here.) whe'r. as he & other principal RW prop'rs had avowed to oppose the hav'n Bill & [illegible] thereby in all probab'y excite a retaliation from the Town of Stockton The period & Percent of [illegible] which it was necess'y for to [illegible] the Conduct of one of the Bills had not occured & he immed’ly & positively replied that he thought it quite clear I co'd no longer act for both. Making other comments here contributed to reduce my [illegible] but these (which I Make in confidence) seem sufficient to warrant it. Hearsay originally proposed the RW to Stockton and [illegibles] to the utmost of my mean ability promoted it I [illegible] have felt much Regret that the step I have adopted should have become indefensible more parl’y as previous the contemplation of the present project the discharge of my professional duties has been so perfectly free from any [illegible] or stress
I am My Dear Sir with much Regard
Jos'h Pease [illegible] Esq Yrs very truly

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