Stevens 1884-09-12

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Went to the Heath Farm and saw Jesse Bishop about the arrangements between himself and Robert Austin, as they do not get on well together. Bishop wishes matters to remain as they are, and says he objects to the division of the farm proposed by Austin in the presence of Messrs Mann, Woolgrove and Page because the Farm Committee could not promise that the Trustees would accept them as separate tenants. The proposition was that all land and buildings on the right hand side of the Brailes Turnpike should be Bishop’s, and that on the left Austin’s. He says Austin has 10 acres more land than he at the same rent. But I reminded him that the division of the farm between them was made by themselves and that the Trustees had nothing to do with it.

Mrs and Miss Shelswell and Miss Sarah Dix called this evening.