Letter from Mr Cairns to Leonard Raisbeck, Greens Hotel, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London

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1828-03-12
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Cairns intimates to Raisebeck that Francis Mewburn went against his word, and he is ‘quite at a loss to account for Mr Mewburn’s conduct’ and ‘cannot see any advantage Mr Mewburn can have in trying so hard to pick a personal quarrel with me’. Attached to the letter is a black seal, en placard.

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Identifier:
RAIS/4/3/12
Transcription:
35 Strand

Dear Sir
After the observations made by Mr Mewburn to day, I feel myself perfectly justified in retaliating, and to assure you that there was an understanding between Mr Mewburn and myself, that I was to get two or three members to move in the Comm’ee for a free transit over the Bridge, at the same time observing, that he could not appear in it situated as he was – if this is denied, he told a Gentleman something to the same effect after [illegible] this I am quite at a loss to Acc’t for Mr Mewburn’s conduct in saying that you had any hand in it. If you deem it necessary to use this letter and it is contradicted, I beg to have an opportunity

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afforded me as soon as possible to prove it – I really cannot see any advantage Mr Mewburn can have in trying so hard to pick a personal quarrel with me, he ought to know, and if not, he should be told that he cannot gain any thing by it.

Thursday Even’g I am Dear Sir
Rec’d 14 March 1828 Yours Truly
Ian Cairns

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