Journal Entry – William Hooper – 8 May 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 8 May 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 17
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Wednesday May 8th 1833

I am sorry to record after another very tedious days work in receiving fines, there are still many in default of payment, and I sent a man with a list of those in the neighbourhood to request their immediate attention to the settlement of the fines, of which many amount to 4½ only.

I had another long discussion with Mr Dickinson of Love-lady-shield respecting his claim for interest on the purchase-money for the Land on which the Ore-receiving House stands, he obstinately contending that as he had been kept out of his Money for seven years, he had a sight to seven years interest; but I  again repeated to him that before he could establish his right he must shew that he was no party to the delay; and as regarded the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital they knew nothing of the transaction, or they would not have suffered the delay, and as they derived no benefit from retaining the money, it would be unjust to require them to pay interest, which I never would consent to. The delay arose from neglect, and the parties guilty of the neglect should suffer the consequences. I have reason to expect I shall soon get the conveyance, and hear no more of the interest.

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