Journal Entry – William Hooper – 6 Jun 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 6 Jun 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 17
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Thursday April 6th 1833

Mr Grey and myself proceeded to Newcastle this morning, and I finally closed my Bank Account – transferring to Mr Grey’s opening Account the two Bills that fell due, and were brought into Cash on the 4th and on this day; and also transferring another Bill which becomes due on the 13th Instant. As these give Mr Grey more than two thousand pounds for a floating Balance, I have ordered the whole of my Cash Balance to be paid to the credit of the Commissioners at the Bank of England - £7000 on the 15th, and the remainder £6916.6.7 on the 22nd of June. Two Bills from Messrs Walker & Co, the one for £1500 falling due on the 27th Instant, and the other for the sum of £1512.14.9, falling due on the 27th of August, I have also remitted to the Board; - they having been made payable to the Commissioners. As they fall due, and are brought into Cash, they will appear in the Commissioners Cash Account as remittances from the North; and copies of the Bills are kept here that they may be so dealt with in Mr Grey’s Cash Account.

£144.2.9 due from Mr Walton for Silver, should be paid into Ridley & Co to Mr Grey’s account.

We were disappointed in not being able to meet Mr Johnson, he having business to call him from Newcastle, as I was anxious to have settled the whole of our claims on the Railway, but I wrote to him entreating an arrangement by which we might meet before I left Northumberland. I was also disappointed in not meeting Mr Lownds, the Invoice of whose Lead I had taken to Newcastle with me. Mr Lownds was gone to Liverpool, but I left the invoice, with a note requesting he would write me in acknowledgement. Mr Storey informed me that the Valuation of the Colliery Machinery etc was nearly completed; but the absence of Mr Burn had prevented them from advancing much in the Work tools etc for Langley Mills – he hoped soon to have their Awards completed. His valuation of the Beam and Scales sold to Mr Lownds is £14.  I instructed Mr Fenwick to take measures for the recovery of £13.5.0 from John Weatherly of Ovingham for Wood sold to him in 1828.Mr Bones the Tenant of Throckley North Farm, who about two years since entered into an agreement with the late Receivers to pay £40 a year for the privilege of opening out and working the old Coal-pits on his farm; but which agreement it became necessary to abandon from the total failure of the attempt, applied to me, on our return from Newcastle, for permission to bore for Coal in an adjoining property belonging to the Duke of Northumberland, but within the Hospital’s Royalty; on an undertaking to pay all damages, and to pay to the Hospital the rent of forty pounds a year from henceforward. It appeared to me that there was nothing to encourage the expectation of better success in this, than in the former trials, whereas if we gave him leave the Duke of Northumberland would hold the Hospital liable for any damage done to his property in consequence – I declined to give a definite answer, and Mr Grey undertook to enquire into and consider on the propriety of granting or refusing Bones’ application.
The date is written as April 6th. However, it follows on from June 5th, so assume it should read June 6th, which was also on a Thursday. Also, April 6th 1833 was a Saturday.

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