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Document 19, p 13

have been injured by it.
That the additional Velocity occasioned by
the aditional Fall of 5 ft would be
upwards of 1000ft in a minute.
Is it expedient in your Opinion to
attempt the Building aother Bridge on
the Scite of the old one?
I think not, because the same Causes
would in all probability produce the
same Effects- & that therefore whenever
the same Combination of Circumstances
should concur the same Effects would
follow from the same Causes – the same
if then known
Circumstances that would have deterred
one from attempting at first would
operate as powerfully now to deter me
from it now – & would be strengthened
by the Experiment of the late Accident

Note: Minutes of Committee to consider Mr Errington's Petition, p 13

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