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Monday 25th February 1833 Possession of Dilston Mill having been given up to me, I proposed to the New Tenant, to place him at once in possession, to commence immediately with the necessary repairs of the Mill, the principle part of which was ordered in last years estimate, and to give him all the advantages of the Way-going Crop, on his paying the expenses I had incurred in obtaining possession immediately, and paying Eighty Pounds on the 22nd of November next: and after some demurring he signed an Agreement to this effect, and the matter was settled. We shall yet recover from the Railway Company the amount of two years damage, and the residue of Armstrong’s arrears should then be struck off. Mr Reed, and Messrs. Atkinson, with Mr Storey the Bailiff, came to me by appointment to settle the outstanding claim for the ground purchased of them for the Road to Thorney burn Rectory, and after much discussion, and some angry feeling, they consented to accept the immediate settlement at £13.10 per Acre, and upon these terms I paid them, having distinctly noted in their receipts the specific purpose for which the money was so paid. The Hospital having now no interest in the property, these acknowledgements must be quite satisfactory without incurring further expense. Mr Todd of East-brokenheugh, to whom I had found it necessary to desire Mr Fenwick to write, came to me and paid £20 promising that if I could stay proceedings he could make it up £100 by the 31st of March, and pay the remaining £89.6.8 by the 1st of May – I agreed to this, upon the understanding that the first failure would be met by distraint.