Journal entry – John Grey – 17 Feb 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 17 Feb 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Monday 17th

Returned to Newcastle & on tuesday morning to Corbridge, attended to letters and matters which had occurred in my absence.  Directed Mr Parkin to commence planting at Grindon, and to reconsider his valuation of the Whittle lot of Wood, as it is most unlikely that I should be able to obtain the price he sets upon it. Went out to Dilston to see the progress that had been made with the new road preparatory to commencing to build, & learnt with much dissatisfaction that on examining the condition of Teasdale’s House, Benson had found it so thoroughly infested with Bugs, that every floor must be taken up and means used to destroy them, before Mr Hunt or anyone can live in it.  This is most provoking as I had looked to it as a place to take refuge in during the building of the House, Hunt in the meantime remaining in his lodgings at Corbridge.  What to do next I cannot tell.

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