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Monday June 3rd 1833 I this day received Mr Grey’s Warrant appointing him Sole-Receiver etc and I therefore closed my accounts from Saturday night last. Engaged nearly the whole day in arranging and packing the Office Books, Accounts and Papers, and also in sending the Office furniture to Corbridge. I received to-day Mr Lownds’ account of the Lead received by him, exactly corresponding with my delivery, and amounting to Tons Cwt Qrs 3560 ps RL 256 4 3 @ £13 = 3330 18 9 1/2 1629 ps common slag 110 3 2 @ £12 = 1322 0 0 Total amount of which is £4652 18 9 1/2 to be paid for on the 1st December. I prepared the Invoice for Mr Lownds. Mr Pattinson, the late Assay Master, came to me to-day, and having explained to me that he had only received twenty pounds for assaying the Ores of 1832, whereas his agreement was £40 a year, I paid him the £20 due – I had not before considered this claim in that light, but supposed that as it was the Ores of 1832 only that he had assayed, the payment to the end of that year was all he was entitled to. He explained, however, that the Ores of each year can only be assayed between June and the May following, and I was soon satisfied that his claim was a fair one – I sold him a small assay balance and some other trifling things he had in his possession for two guineas.