Journal entry – John Grey – 1 Feb 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 1 Feb 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Saturday 1st February 1834

Went to Newcastle to see to some matters there, & put into Mr Fenwick’s hands a list of Fee Farm Rents due to the Hospital from parties residing in the Eastern parts of the County, who cannot be expected to come here to pay them, or even to come to Newcastle for the purpose, as the sums are small, were I to fix a day to meet them.  I saw therefore no means of obtaining them, but to ask Mr Fenwick to apply for and receive them whenever the parties might call. 

I met Mr Pringle from Scremerston who had promised me a payment, but from the state of the weather he has not been able to deliver a Cargo of Grain but engaged to come up in a few days.  The Corn market was as bad as possible and the farmers in great depression of spirits.

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