Letter from Thomas Meynell to Leo Raisbeck

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1830-02-24
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Discusses the differences of opinion on the extension to Middlesbrough and encourages Raisbeck join with Meynell in a mutual concern for the good management of the railway. Meynell sets out the difficulty of his position and the necessity of not incurring additional costs.

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1 item
Identifier:
RAIS/4/7/8
Transcription:
Feb’y 21st 1830
My Dear Sir
Whatever shades of difference in opinion may exist between you and me concerning the effects likely to result from the present projects of the Railway Comp’y, in one thing I trust we perfectly agree, viz, in keeping a watchful eye on the proceedings of those who assume the management of the concern. From the observations I made in my last I trust you do not think I intend to be so incautious as to be disposed in the present stage of the business to commit myself to an unqualified support or approbation, believe me “Times [illegible] & dona parentis.” I intend taking my first position on the point of observation and acting as circumstances & my future judgement may impel me, one decision alone between ourselves [illegible] experience has induced me to make, not to take any part that will or may subject me to the smallest expense.

I am my dear Sir
yours very truly
Thomas Meynell

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