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Newtown 8th Jany 1842 Dear Sir As the Stanhope Township had done a great deal and wish to complete the New Road to Shorngate as soon as possible and think by continuing the Work during the Winter whenever the Weather permits the ultimate cost will be less than by contracts and be in Spring <season> when Work is more plentiful. The general expenditure of this Township was taken into consideration at the meeting of the Board for Repair of Highways yesterday at Stanhope, we find from this and other causes connected with your present Rookhope carriage, that the Rates for this year is going to exceed what the Board could wish. It was therefore suggested at the Meeting that the three Gentlmn who were chosen on the part of Stanhope Township to settle matters connected with that Road, should be requested to wait upon you & desire that you would take the matter into consideration & use your endeavours to procure for the Township an advance of such part of the promised assistance from Mr Beaumont as you may deem proper, according to the Work done. In consequence of this resolution of the Meeting I proposed to write you on the subject thinking it might answer the same purpose as a deputation waiting upon you. I am Dear Sir Your Obed. Servt Jos Roddam To Geo Crawhall Esq New House/ Weardale [On outer cover:] A9. ROADS No. 8. 1839 -42 Mem[orand]a relating to the Rookhope Road in Weardale (completion of it to Shorngate etc ) T. S. W. B. MINES ALLENHEADS OFFICE.
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