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Saturday 16th February 1833 I omitted to mention yesterday having ordered £1000 to be paid to the credit of the Commissioners at the Bank of England, on the 23rd instant. Mr Sample brought me the measurement of the fences in the Coastley and Dilston Districts for the Hexham Roads, by which it would appear that the cost to the Hospital has been about 20s/ a rood, more than double the cost to any other proprietor, altho’ Mr Ruddock told me that some of them were better than ours: I have a further account to get of the Langley District to enable me to judge fairly on the matter. I also obtained from Mr Sample the correct measurement of Dilston Mill Ground, which is three Acres less than was advertised, and I wrote to Mr Rochester to meet me to come to some agreement on this, as well as on obtaining from him some consideration to take the Way-going Crop, and for him to sow the seeds wanting to secure it. Saw the Tenants of West-Mill-Hills, Allerwash Town, and Tofts Farms respecting repairs and Drains, and consented to commence some draining that it was necessary to proceed with immediately. The Tenant of Woodhall Mill came to me according to promise to state the time he would be enabled to pay up his arrear of £38.10.0, and I consented to allow him five weeks from this day. The tenant of Allerwash Mill also came to me to claim the Board’s indulgence from his being too high rented, and from his having suffered loss by the repair of the Hill having kept him six months out of work. – He is £23 in arrear, and his aim was to have this arrear rescinded, but I told him that I could not listen to his application until he was free of all arrear, but after he had paid up all his rent, I would submit anything that was just and reasonable to the Board. – I believe the rent to be more than he can continue to pay. Heard from Mr Hodgson agreeing to meet me at Alston on Friday next.