Tue 7 Nov 1775
Mr Lewis – mason and bricklayer reported that Framilode Lock secured for the winter.
All work people turned off.
Mr Grazebrook to speak to mill employees about becoming witnesses for case.
At a Meeting of the Committee held by Adjournment on the 7^th Day of November at the George Inn in Stroud
Present: William Dallaway, Durley Wintle, Timothy Lewis, James Winchcombe, Robert Ellis, Richard Bigland, John Hollings. Thomas Baylis.
Examined M^r Lewis the Mason and Bricklaer ~~ Who made a Report that the Lock was now in a very safe state and sufficiently Secured for the Winter.
Resolved that all the work People be imediately turned off.
Names of Wittnesses to be procured
Millmen: William Mayo ~~ will go, M^r Cooks Mill; William Beard ~~ the Oil Mill; One from M^r Cambridges Mill. M^r Grazebrook to speak to them.
Ordered M^r Lewis to be paid for himself & Men in full 13^£ 16^s o^D.
Drew a Bill to M^r Grazebrook on M^r Jn^o Colborne for fifty Pounds.
Wrote to the Mayor of Bristol and to the Master of the Company of Merchants to desire Pettitions from their Respective Bodys.
It is desired that every Member of the Committee do write to their Friends to favour the above Pettitions.
Adjourned this Meeting to Tuesday the 14^th Instant November at five o Clock in the evening at the George Inn in Stroud.