Journal Entry – William Hooper – 27 Apr 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 27 Apr 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 17
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Saturday 27th April 1833

Some parties came to me today to treat for the Wood at Capon’s Cleugh, which really ought to be cut, and which I should therefore be delighted to sell, but I could not reconcile it to myself to accept their offer of £250. I at length said that I could accept of £320 ready money, but they could give nothing like it. – Sent for Mr Bell of Stublick Colliery, and gave him instructions relative to the working of the Colliery in the interval to the 12th of May, so as best to preserve the Hospital’s interests. Also arranged with him as to the general inspection of the Levels etc. in conjunction with the Lessees, in order to put into repair whatever may require it, so that we may deliver every thing to the Lessees in a satisfactory state, and exact its surrender at the end of the Lease according to the letter of the Covenants.

Mr Walker of the Carlisle Railway called on me to treat for the small lot of Larch & Fir in Dipton Plantation, but we could not agree on terms: I told him my lowest price was £175 for ready money, and he is to give me a final answer in a few days.

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