Journal entry – John Grey – 22 May 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 22 May 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Thursday 22nd

Began to business in the morning & did not get the Books closed till six in the evening, when I paid over to the Banker in attendance from Newcastle £8141.19.3.  There are considerable arrears, as will be seen by the Rental Sheets, but not more than I anticipated.   These times render it a distressing duty to have to exact rents. Those Tenants who do pay them, declaring that they do so from other sources than their farms.  And those who have no other resource, not being able to pay them at all - a great number expressed their wish & the necessity they would be under to relinquish their Leases.  This gives me the prospect of a laborious autumn, & what is of much more consequence, a great diminution of income to the Hospital.  We had a large attendance on this day & a numerous company to dinner, which I left early, having been unwell & intending to set out at six in the morning.  In this however I was disappointed for the close application & confinement of these rent days has brought the indisposition which I had hitherto striven against, to a crisis and after a night of deadly sickness, I was obliged to call in a Doctor. I was able to leave my Bed next afternoon & reached home in the evening.

Friday 23rd

Passed most of the day in bed, an occurrence which has not happened for years.  In the evening, arranged my papers & answered the Letters that had come in my absence. 

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