Robert Brown's Evidence

Robert Brown's Evidence
  • Title: Robert Brown Evidence

  • Date : 1847

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives HL/PO/PB/5/13/10

  • Description :

    Sunderland Mayor, Robert Brown, gives evidence towards the 1847 Sunderland Improvement Bill. Here Mayor Brown is questioned on the population and Wearmouth Bridge.

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  • Transcript:

    Mr Robert Brown is called in and examined by Mr Paget as follows
    Q: I believe you are the Mayor of Sunderland
    A: I am
    Q: Can you tell me whether the population of Sunderland is about 60,000
    A: Yes, upwards of 60,000
    Q: And divided by the Wear
    A: Yes
    Q: You are a Commissioner of the Bridge
    A: Yes
    Q: There are told upon that bridge I believe
    A: Yes
    Q: And you propose by this act to throw it open
    A: Yes
    Q: I believe there are funds sufficient to pay the debt
    A: Yes, a surplus
    Q: That is the only mode of communication...