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Tuesday 8th January 1833 Received Rent from R Winskills <Ropy> for Cooper’s Dyke Head £5.0.0 – Mr Cookson applied to me about the Lease of the Lead wharf, which he for the first time had discovered to be a 14 years Lease, and not 21 years as he had supposed – consequently of comparatively small value, as the Corporation Laws make 21 year lease to be renewable from time to time, [underlined: ‘without any additional rent’], whereas 14 years leases are re-valued at the end of each term. – I then explained to Mr C. that the Hospital had expended considerable sums on the wharf, upon the faith of a 21 years lease, and shewed him the correspondence to this effect, wherein the Corporation stood pledged to grant a 21 year lease. – Mr C. thought upon the evidence of these facts, the privilege of a 21 years lease might be restored, and I wrote to him enclosing the Correspondence, and proposing terms for the settlement of the several matters pending. Engaged in the arrangement of Books etc for the removal of office.