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Charles Boydell - journal, 1830-18351830 - 1835

by Boydell, Charles, 1808-1869
which turned out to be Townshend, [WPowell] & Fallman who joined our party to tea making my little gunhia (sic) The latter went home in the evening. 16th Kangarooing with Townshend & his 2 last night companions after which dined at my place & the 2 staid the night Received from Mr Penson a letter which took me off today in the hopes of meeting him dined at Penson's Station & [proceeded] to Scotts where we found Capt Wright & spent a pleasant evening (rainy) 18th one of the coldest days I remember Rode with Capt Wright to Glennies took dinner rode to Mr Bells and returned to Glennies to sleep passed a pleasant musical evening 19th At 12 o'clock went towards Glendon again having written to Pringle dined at [Corinda] & met Mr Wilkinson, Mr Busby, Miss White & the Bells. 20th Went to Church at Patrick Plains & then heard a most excellent sermon met all the world and his wife dined at Corinda. G. Blaxland joined us. 21st I accompanied [him] to the second branch pulled up at Townshend's and ate dinner with John Allman. 23rd Wrote an answer to Carter and wishing to keep a copy of it shall here insert it (Farming work burning off, fencing, drawing in and splitting for Barn) Fri Camryalln 23rd June 1830 Some days ago I received from you a letter requesting me to state the respective claim of Colonel Dumaresq & yourself to nails and tobacco which I shall do to the best of my memory. In Dec 1828 I borrowed from the Colonel's estate to finish your cottage 32000 shingle nails which were of so inferior a kind that I do not believe one out of three were available even to drive into oak lathes nor could it be ascribed to the workmen as the Plasterer, Carpenter and [HXXXXX] with a little assistance from Frankham put the whole up, All of whom were in the habit of driving nails. The circumstance I mentioned to Mr Bell at the time who told me that had they been fit for the purpose they would themselves have used them. Our hurry at that time left me no alternative. My [XXXX] from me in part payment 8000 good shingle nails I only need 156 lbs gross of tobacco on your account paid and always considered accounts or rights were still due to you but cannot exactly remember the quantity as Mrs Bell once merely shewed me the account which of course can easily be referred to________ Another circumstance has surprised me very much viz that you should refuse to pay [Mr XXX] three pounds back actually paid out of his pocket on your acct. to a blacksmith who then worked at St Helen's; Before leaving your Estate I mentioned to you the transaction which you approved of. The amt. of the bill was three pounds some odd shillings which I was then going to pay him by an order upon you Mr B requested me as Smith owed him money which he could not get [to draw in XXXX favour on him.] [XXX] leaving the money due to Mr Bell that he expected to get from you in Sydney: You cannot dispute its propriety and if you persist in refusing to pay I shall feel obliged under circumstances to refund Mrs Bell myself, yrs respectfully Chas. Boydell