Mr Meynell's objections to the proposed bill for the extension of the Stockton and Darlington Railway

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1828
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Meynell states that as ‘chair of the company, I have invariably protested against the intended measures’ and outlines the three reasons for his opposition to the proposed bill.

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Identifier:
RAIS/4/3/10
Transcription:
Friarage
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Yorkshire


Mr. Meynells’s objections to the proposed Bill for the extension of the Stockton & Darlington Railway

That as Chairman of the Co. I have invariably protested against the intended measure.

1st. Because the Covenants of the present Act of Parliament have not as yet been complied with, the funds of the Co. being not only inadequate but a considerable debt accrued.
2nd. Because I conceive that no Act of a Public Meeting can be binding on dissentient subscribers, the object of such meeting not being within the powers of the existing Act of Parliament.
3rdly Because the proposed measure if carried into effect would be a serious injury to my property.

That for these reasons I trust you will consider me justified in opposing the proposed Bill and favour me with your protection.

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