Journal entry – John Grey – 5 May 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 5 May 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Monday 5th May

The Tenant of Allerwash Mill having failed to produce any security, I sent Mr Hunt off early this morning with a warrant to distrain his goods & put them in the possession of some one, to prevent their being removed, until he shall produce the Money or the time comes for selling them. At six o’clock rode out to Thornbrough & examined the state of the fences upon the farm of Highbarns, which poor Rowell is using greater exertion to leave in repair than is the case with many who have more in their power.  Returned to the Office & was engaged with Accts from Alston & with Murray the Millwright going over his Estimates for Woodhall Mill, in repairing which he is to try to make some reduction, I also engaged him to act on the part of the Hospital, in valuing the Materials for the Wheel at Langley Mills, that are to be taken by the Lessees.   Past the remainder of the day among the Work people at Dilston. The weather is remarkably fine now & the appearance of the Country promising. 

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