Journal Entry – William Hooper – 11 May 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 11 May 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 17
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Saturday May 11th 1833

I had this morning the satisfaction of receiving the conveyance of the Ground purchased of Mr Joseph Dickinson of Love lady shield for the Ore-receiving House, duly executed by Mr Dickinson, and I accordingly paid the purchase money £15.2.9. – the third and last conveyance I hope to obtain soon, it being only waiting the signature of an absent party.

Mr Dickinson gave me an account of four or five persons owing small balances to the Hospital on account of purchased Ore, so long since as 1826 – Of these, there are only two which offers any chance of recovery, and I requested Mr Bainbridge to make immediate application, and pursue the necessary steps to obtain it. – A sum of £1.0.5 due from the Hospital since the same year I paid, and am now assured that there is no other unsettled account remaining. The few fines that remain unpaid, and which altogether do not amount to twenty pounds I placed in Mr Bainbridge’s hands, with instructions to him to take the necessary steps for recovering all such as the existing property will justify the claims of – if this is not done at once, we shall have little chance of recovering it afterwards.

I have not yet had the good fortune to let Lowbyer Inn, of the applications I have hitherto received, only one has appeared to me at all satisfactory, and this Man split with me on the rent, he refusing to give more than Eighty, whilst I still hold out for ninety pounds a year. – I can make arrangements for Hetherington carrying on both Houses for a short time, by lending him the furniture at Haydon Bridge, and I would rather do this than make any great sacrifice, tho’ I would not turn away a very desirable tenant for the sake of ten pounds. 

In the afternoon I returned to Haydon Bridge.

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