Letter from [J?] Backhouse to Leonard Raisbeck

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1830-07-23
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Discusses the Bill to construct the bridge and discusses finding a compromise.

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Identifier:
RAIS/4/7/2
Transcription:
A draw bridge w’d afford more facilities than having the arch. I [illegible] to be at Stockton tomorrow if anything can be done, I sh’d be glad to mediate.

Darlington [illegible] 23 1830
Respected friend
In considering the subject I find no Great Meet’g can be called, before the Bill [illegible] be read a first time. Now the only thing I can suggest is that within the Tees Navg’n Comp’y sh’d agree with the Railway Comp’y that the latter

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should go on with their works & no interruption be given – but that it sh’d be open to the Tees Co to make redress by any future appeal to the Court of Chancery in that the Committee of the Tees Co sh’d propose a draw bridge and that this sh’d end the question altogether in Case [illegible] parties unite in accept’g this arrangement this basis might be speedily agreed upon between the two Committees so that all Parliaments [illegible] to this process sh’d entirely cease.
I wish us to settle the question if possible – but unless it be speedily done I see we shall be in the House with our Bill almost immediately.

J Backhouse

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