Letter – John Waterhouse to Mark Skelton – 30 Apr 1796

Document Type: Letter
Date: 30 Apr 1796
Correspondent: John Waterhouse
Recipient: Mark Skelton
Archive Source: WYAS BEA C3 B16 7
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Halifax 30th April 1796


There seems a probability that if the Haigh Bridge and Horbury Pasture Canal was now brought forwards it would meet with the support of the Merchts at Manchester, Rochdale and this place. This you’ll observe is given as My own Opinion – I have mentioned it to Mr Walker Certainly nothing can be done without Mr Beaumont being first Waited upon and consulted about it. I trouble you therefore with this to ask when He is expected at Britain and should be glad at the same time to know (if you are acquainted with His Sentiments) Whether he is still desirous of promoting the Undertaking. I shall thank you not to mention this Application and Requesting the honour of your Answer soon as Convenient.

I am always with much esteem

Sir Yr Very Hble Servt 

Jno Waterhouse

Mr. Skelton Esqre
Waterhouse was a Halifax merchant

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