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Thursday 4th April 1833 Received a letter from Mr Fenwick expressing his regret at having been delayed in making his report, and stating his intention of bringing it to me on Monday next! – My first impulse was to write to Mr Fenwick, and tell him I would dispense with both him, and his report, but on a little consideration it seemed more prudent to let him come, that in the event of there being anything in his regulations that I may not have provided against, I might at once have the opportunity of understanding its full value, and acting accordingly. Monday is the day on which I have fixed for opening the proposals, and reporting upon them to the Board, so that if any alteration should be necessary I shall have time to make it. Received a letter from Mr Crawhall assuring me that he would lose no time in urging upon Mr Johnson to assess the damages of our tenantry for the ground taken by the Railway. Mr Lownds having informed me that he was ready to receive the Refined Lead, I gave directions for dispatching the Carriers therewith, ordering the distribution so as to give each of the Tenants a just proportion if they desired it. Mr Hunt was engaged this day in the inspection of the Farms in Hexhamshire District. A very severe attack of Cough has prevented me accompanying him for the last week, and indeed I have otherwise had much to engage my attention tho’ I should have wished to have inspected Corbridge and the Hexhamshire farms, which I have not yet been able to visit. I had again to answer many inquiries respecting the Colliery, which is a great object of interest here, and which I hope will let well.