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Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron Boat Builders
1859 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership hitherto subsisting between us the undersigned, William Esplen, John Frederick Smith, and Thomas Paton, at Liverpool, in the county of Lancaster, as Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron Boat Builders, under the style or firm of Thomas Paton and Company, has been this day dissolved, by mutual consent. And notice is hereby further given that all debts due to or from the said partnership will be received or paid by the undersigned, William Esplen, by whom the said business will in future be carried on...'