Journal entry – John Grey – 8 Feb 1834

Document Type: Journal entry
Date: 8 Feb 1834
Correspondent: John Grey
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 19
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Saturday 8th February

Returned from Alston, again calling upon Mr Walton without finding him.  Stopped at Stublick Colliery to know how they were succeeding & was glad to find that notwithstanding the unusual quantity of Rain the excellent Engine not only sufficient to drain the Colliery but to diminish gradually the original stand of water, which in the absence of correct Plans of the former Workings, has always been a source of anxiety to me. I trust now that it may be overcome & removed without damage to the Mine.  I took the Tyne banks in my way home to see what progress had been made in repairing the damage of the lane flood, which I found going on well. This is a subject of daily care and watchfulness with me. 

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