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Saturday 16th March 1833 Engaged the whole day in writing and answering letters which had accumulated in my absence. The Tenant of Dilston Hall Farm came to me to say that he had considered over his means, and that I would consent to receive his arrear by instalments of £40 a year, payable at Christmas, he should be able to go on, and pay his growing rents, and after hearing his plans, I told him that if his Brother-in-law, who is a substantial man, would join him in a bill to pay £42 in December, £40 in December 1834, and the remaining £40 in December 1835, and if he would undertake the prompt payment of growing rents, I would accede to these terms. Received from Mr Ruddock the Minutes of the Hexham Road Trustees, deferring the consideration of my letter to their next meeting on the 12th of April, and in the mean time ordering the fences to be measured, and the compensation to Tenants re-valued – the delay is both illiberal and unjust but I see no remedy, but to wait their decision..