Letter from Robert Botcherby, Darlington to Matthew Madeson, Stockton

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1812-11-27
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Comments on the tonnage of coal likely to come on the proposed canal and explains how this has been calculated. It discussed the high dividends expected and references a list of partners in the Arkindale and Derwent Mining Company that accompanied this letter.

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Identifier:
RAIS/3/5/8
Transcription:
Darlington
27th November 1812
Dear Sir,
According to promise I hand you herewith a list of Partners and their shares in the Arkindale and Darwent Mining Co, you will note one share wanting which was not taken up at the time I got the copy: Since I gave you the few memorandums respecting the Tonnage likely to come on the proposed canal from Stockton to Winstone, I have obtained the Population of the North Riding of Yorkshire and by selecting out the Inhabitants of Parishes & Towns

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likely and that have at present coal from this county, I find I have been considerably within Bounds: and that even allowing One Ton of coal to each Individual, will with the Merchandize be fully addiquate to pay a very liberal percentage on 200,000.
However you of course have much correcter information on this subject than I can pretend to offer: at same time should you think the Population, and the division of distances the coal of each Parish is likely to come on the Navigation necessary I will with pleasure furnish it, or any thing further in my power

I am Sir
Yr Most H’l Ser’t
A Botchersby Jun

Inhabitants in North Riding that have coal from Durham 59744
Do. in Durham 21571
Total 81315
At 1 ½ Ton ea 121822


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