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Received directions - check effect the canal will have on water-courses, and water-driven mills, forges, and supplies to Duke's Worksop Manor.
Advised Leeds, Duke of, locks through his land should not be "of such heights as to be means of drowning the adjoining lands".
Please Note – all names, and titles, are in the format Smith, John and Leeds, Duke of.Attended, with plans, link between Chesterfield and Swarkestone.Many there, "great majority" against Chesterfield-Swarkestone link - they have rivers Trent & Derwent, don't need a canal, "pompous accounts" of trade improvements, estates on southern half of [Trent & Mersey] "greatly injured"Letter to Leeds, Duke of, from Worthington, James Jnr, agent of Stamford, Countess of, warning about the 'tricks' of canal builders.Work has stopped at "Norwood Hill, the aqueduct at Damm Bottom near Osburton, and the making another reservoir". [In 1759, Bridgewater Canal, paid for unspecified construction work]Contractor.
To "cut the line of the canal from Dam Bottom to Shepherds aqueduct", for 2s.4d per yard, during May.
p99, lead was taken by boat to Stockwith and Gainsborough.