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Sunderland Mayor, Robert Brown, gives evidence towards the 1847 Sunderland Improvement Bill. Robert Brown continues to be examined.
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...of the state of things throughout the Town generallyQ: The sewers you have told me afford no facility at all for getting rid of their filthA: None whateverQ: In what state are you as to water- you have a Bill I believe?A: We have a BillQ: At present the water is sold also much aA: YesQ: You propose to take powers as a water companyA: YesQ: In your opinion will that be a great benefit to the Town?A: Of a great benefit undoubtedly Q: The Corporation have no powers for anything of that kind now I believe?A: They have no power expect that which is given by the by-laws under the Municipal...