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[Page 50]

as he says & so makes himself worse. He says he wishes he had the cool calm temperament of an Englishman; he says he has many friends but no one understands him, except Mr Stephenson, & he has so many great folks constantly about him that it is only now & then he can bestow a thought on “poor him”.

However Mr. S.has written for him to go up to London immediately, & he is there at present, & I think, the best things he could do.

Sept 22nd Tuesday. Wilson is back at his work this morning, made an apology & is evidently rather afraid of getting into hot water.

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Saw at the mill a new-fangled gas regulator, of which one is put on to each loom. & however many lights are on or off, the pressure is always the same. The man said it was very dear on account of the patent right 3 or four pounds I believe.

The gas acts against a large flap valve with mercury on the top: as the pressure increases, it lifts this valve & in so doing closes another in conjunction with the flap. This last valve(,) throttles the out-let pipe.

Worked hard to day, finished the spring drawings, made templates of the holes in sockets & sent all off to Wallan by 6.0 o’clock train p.m.

Got 4 of the escape valves in at

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