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Thursday May 30th 1833 I had another busy rent-day – Mr Coulson the present tenant of Coastley, and former tenant of Aydon-Shields, claimed the value of a Cow’s Grass, and the Leading his Away-going Crop from Aydon Shields according to the terms of his Lease, the value of which is £14.4.0 – He has repeatedly pressed his claim for the last three years, but from time to time it has been put off, altho’ his right to it is perfectly clear, and alteration in the covenants has thrown the charge upon the Hospital. I settled this claim, but another which he made for compensation for the additional expense he had been put to from the delay in erecting a Thrashing Machine according to agreement was more doubtful, and I told him that I could not at present allow it, but if he would state the facts to me in writing his claim should be investigated. On receiving Mr Ralph Reid’s Rent of £22 for the fields, Joiner’s shop, etc occupied by him at Haydon bridge, I informed him that we should require twenty-five pounds a year for these premises from this present May Rent-day, to which he consented. I learned from the Whittonstall Tenants that they had obtained an Estimate, as I desired, of the Expense of building a New School House, upon the most economical plan, the tenants leading all the materials, and ascertained that the cost will be about thirty two pounds, and I told them that I thought the Commissioners would contribute this Sum, upon the Building being satisfactorily completed, and upon the understanding that the future repairs would fall upon the Tenantry.