Journal entry – John Grey – 21 Apr 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 21 Apr 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Monday 21st

Having applied to Mr Wailes to know if he could give me any information as to the ground of Hind’s refusal to quit the premises at Dilston & having heard from him that no agreement sanctioning his continuance till Martinmas was ever entered into, and that Mr Wailes never knew if such a deviation from the general practice of the Estates, I thought it proper to send Hind a notice in writing that his persisting in holding the premises after May Day would be followed by an action of ejectment.  He is a man of remarkable obstinacy and although that would form no apology for my doing anything harsh or unfair, neither does it afford a reason for my submitting to be defied and bullied by a  foolish, drunken old man. Went to see the works at Dilston & meeting a coach there, proceeded in the afternoon to Carlisle, where I had been solicited to act as a Judge in the distribution of Premiums, along with two other Gentlemen, from Yorkshire & Dumfriesshire, at the first meeting of the East Cumberland agricultural Society.

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