Thu 19 Jan 1775
Locks fixed at 16ft 2ins wide and 70ft long in the chamber.
Thomas Bartlett of Worcester to act as foreman of masonary at 10s cash each week. He ordered to visit stone quarries at Gatcombe and at Abbey, Tintern.
Call of 5% to be made on subcribers for payment by 7th March in Gloucester Journal.
Advertised for proposals for digging canal from Framilode to Gloucester Road.
At a Meeting of the Directors held by Adjournment on the 19^th of January 1775 at the George in Stroud
Present: Will^m Dallaway in the Chair, Robert Ellis, Will^m Knight, Thomas White, Joseph Wathen, George Hawker, James Winchcombe, Rich^d Aldridge, John Hollings, Thomas Baylis.
Read the Minutes of the Last Meeting and approved the same.~~
Read M^r Yeomans Letter in Answer to the Chairmans respecting M^r Sam'l Jones, who not being arrived. that Consideration is therefore postponed.~~~
Resolved that the Locks shall be fix'd at Sixteen feet two Inches and 70 feet Long in the Chamber.~~~
Read the proposals of M^r M. Price Timber Merchant of Glocester for furnishing Oak Timber and ordered it to filed for future Consideration.~~~
Read Several other Proposals and ordered them to be filed.~~~
Agreed with M^r Tho's Bartlett Mason of Worcester to Act as foreman of the Masonry at 10/- per Week. Ordered him to go with M^r Hall to the Stone Quarrys at Gatcomb and at Abbey Tintern to Examine them, and to enquire whether a proper Supply can be gott and at what Rate, and when a Barge Load can be gott Ready.
[to enquire for Timber] M^r Hall is likewise to Enquire after Oak Timber.
[to visit M^r Cambridge] Order that the Chairman shall write to M^r Cambridge to Request him to sett a price to his land at per Acre about 5 Acres.
[a Call for money] Resolved that a Call of 5 per Cent be made upon the Subscribers. Payable on or before Tuesday the 7^th of March next to M^r Jn.^o Colborne Treasurer.
[Notice to be given] Order that M^r Grazebrook do give the Proper Notice to the Subscribers agreeable to the Articles and Advertixe the same in the Gloucester Journal.
[Tickets to be provided] Ordered that M^r Jn.^o Colborne do Provide 200 Ticketts or Shares for the Subscribers against the Payment of the said Call.
[to apply to Mr Yates] Ordered that M^r Hall do apply to Dobbin Yate Esq.^r to sett a Price upon his Land.
[to apply to owner Wakefield] Resolved to apply to owner Wakefield to Desire him to attend at Framiload a Committee of y^e Directors to settle the entrance of the River on Thursday the 2^d of February by Nine of Clock in the Morning in order to see the Tide come in.
[Proposalls advertis^d for] Ordered to Advertize for Proposalls to be sent in by Persons that are willing to undertake the Digging and Banking from Framiload to the Gloucester Road.
Adjourn^d the Meeting to Thursday the 2^d of February at 5 o Clock in the Afternoon at the George in Stroud.