Journal entry – John Grey – 19 Apr 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 19 Apr 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Saturday 19th April 1834

Sent the Moor Masters Reports along with my Journal and other papers to the Board.  The Tyne being remarkably low, I took the opportunity of examining to the foundation all the Wears & Works that have been made & found them quite safe, the only effect of the Winter floods having been to cut into the sandy Soil near the top of the Banks, where the slope was not sufficient & the surface very loose.  I trust that this source of expense to the Hospital & anxiety to me, will hereafter be much abated, although it must always continue to be a cause of watchfulness & care.  I afterwards inspected the Works going on at Dilston & then looked over the Farms of Thornbrough.   In that occupied by Mr Scott, although he is one of our best tenants, I found a strong hedge so barbarously cut as almost to insure its destruction.  I shall therefore direct Mr Hunt to send our Hedger to go over it again, & try if they cannot be induced by shame of their own work, to follow a better method. 

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