Journal Entry – William Hooper – 2 Apr 1833

Document Type: Journal Entry
Date: 2 Apr 1833
Correspondent: William Hooper
Archive Source: TNA ADM 80 16
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Tuesday April 2nd 1833

Hearing nothing of Mr Fenwick as to the regulations of letting the Colliery, and feeling the great importance of no longer delaying, I sent for Mr Bell, and entered into a full explanation of the workings of the several seams of Coal, so as to inform myself thoroughly as to what regulations, etc. the Hospital’s interests would require, and particularly as to the Lease of Low Stubblick which it is evident enough we must be bound to, and my anxiety therefore is to prevent the Hospital from suffering loss by it.  With this view I worked hard at it, and before Midnight I had the terms for letting the Colliery fairly drawn up, and in a manner which seems so satisfactory to me, that I quite regret having employed Mr Fenwick at all, from whom I have derived not the slightest advantage whatever.  And yet I feel it necessary that he should meet me at Scremerston, to settle the disputes there, and I will hope that he may on that occasion prove more useful.

Sent a plate of Silver, weighing 662 ounces to Newcastle, to be disposed of to Mr Walton, or in the event of his declining to have it, to be forwarded to London.

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