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Friday 8th March 1833 The Tenant of Shawhouse Farm came to me in consequence of a letter I wrote him, and requested to be allowed till Tuesday next to pay his arrears, and I consented on his promise to be punctual. Arranged with the Wood Inspector the form of notice, and several conditions relative to the sale of Wood, and fixed Tuesday the 23rd of April for holding it. At his suggestion, and concurring in what he said, I altered the conditions from taking 5 per cent interest if the party claims the option of a years credit, to paying 5 per cent discount if ready money be paid – it much come precisely to the same thing, and serves the same encouragement to pay ready money, but is put in a shape more likely to be agreeable to the purchasers, and consequently calculated to make the sale more attractive. Communicated to the Tenants of the Northern District my intention of holding the Rent Day at Belford on Tuesday the 16th of April, being the period usually selected; and arranged to pass the previous week in an inspection of the farms etc. of that District, and to settle up all outstanding claims, and disputes, of the Tenantry. Arranged to meet the Tenants of Newlands and Whittonstall, on their farms, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next, and made appointments to be in Newcastle on Friday to settle some matters there. Gave direction for proceeding with some fence on Harsondale Farm, which it was necessary to commence immediately. The Tenant of Lees Farm came to me respecting his arrear, requesting that I would allow him a little further time, and being satisfied of his intentions, and that he had sufficient stock, I consented to allow him till May-day.