Address and Seal - to Messrs. Wood and Caldwell, Burslem.

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Description:A committee of subscribers to a scheme for a new canal are in uproar about the publication of a hand bill claiming to reflect their views.

At this time, the committee were taking on a weighty opponent, the Trent and Mersey Canal Company, over plans to build a new canal.

Smear attempt

While they attempted to reach an agreement with all parties - including influential manufacturers like Enoch Wood - the committee did not take kindly to attempts at smearing their reputations.

The offending document - a set of answers to the Trent and Mersey Canal Company's views - was on display at their meeting, at the Dog Inn, Sandon.


Here, the committee deny any part in producing the hand bill, 'nor will they condescend to reply to any anonymous publication.'

This document was addressed and delivered to Enoch Wood's premises in Burslem.


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