Saturday 12th September 1846

“Mr G Lea closed account with London and Westminster Bank and entered it in Sir Claude Scott’s, Cavendish Square. — But not of his own choice, the London and Westminster not thinking it worth their while, the balance in hand being so small. — “

Friday 11th September 1846

“Something extraordinary – sent to the London and Westminster Bank, Stratford Place, to pay in money. — To my surprise they refused taking it in. Sent message that Mr Mitchell, the proprietor, must see Mr Lea before he can take any more money in. Looks somewhat disgraceful [?]. — Took walk over Westminster Bridge — with Ann Fox — – it looketh quite a wreck with the loss of its balustrades and semi-octangular arches; being boarded in the carriage road is the present footway.”