Journal entry – John Grey – 15 Mar 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 15 Mar 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Saturday 15th March

Spent most of the day among the Workmen engaged in Planting, fencing etc upon the Dilston Estate, without any occurrence worthy of note, except an application from a Mr <Crile>, Lessee of a Colliery at Long Witton for leave to work in Coal in Hartburngrainge.  Having no knowledge of the situation, the probable success or the damage that might ensue, I could not give him any encouragement, my impression being that unless connected with the Sale of Lime, it would hardly be an object worth pursuing.  He stated that Limestone lay in the Same place & that that would also by his ultimate object.  After obtaining all the information that I could, I gave him permission to put down a bore rod to ascertain the Seam, promising that if his success in that way should warrant the proceeding, I wd give him an early meeting on the spot to consider of the propriety of making further trials. 

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