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William Knox Child. a local famer, gives evidence to the Opposed Bill Committee on the transport of hops from Kent to London.
Continued on page 3.
Q: Can you give the different expenses of sending hops by Land carriage and by water?
A: I paid last year a guinea per Ton land carriage from Tunbridge Town and I believe the Medway charges which I pay are about 10 shillings per ton.
Q: You pay a guinea a ton sending by Land and the charge by the Medway is 10s.
A: Yes we did not send it to the Medway I should send it to the Wharf...
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