Letter – Benjamin Johnson to Thomas Wentworth Beaumont – 15 May 1824

Document Type: Letter
Date: 15 May 1824
Correspondent: Benjamin Johnson
Recipient: Thomas Wentworth Beaumont
Archive Source: Brotherton BHDVC CD 78a
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Mr Beaumont	 	May 15th 1824

I have sent by this days coach a box containing plans and prospectus sent to me by Mr Chapman ... The alteration at the Hall is proceeding with all possible despatch ... it appears the railway if carried into execution would take the same line as the intended canal was to have passed and you will observe that it would pass through the centre of the Bearl and Short Wood and proceed past Peepy intersecting the whole of your estate in the north side of the River. It is unnecessary for me to make any comment upon it as I am convinced you will instantly see the great nuisance that would arise from it. By the same parcel you will receive a Pini.

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