Tue 14 Nov 1775
William Beard – millman of Oil Mill - says Sundays water running away and there is waste water every day.
William Dallaway, James Winchcombe, Thomas Baylis and Timothy Lewis set out for London with this evidence.
First reservoir to be 7ft deep, from which Mr Cook’s mill can draw up to 3ft.
At a Meeting of the Committee held by Adjournment at the George Inn in Stroud on Tuesday the 14^th of November 1775
Present: William Dallaway, Durley Wintle, John Hollings, Richard Aldridge, Thomas Baylis, James Winchcombe, Joseph Wathen.
Examined William Beard who was Millman at the Oil Mill ~~ he speaks clearly of the Sundays Water running away and of there being waste water ever Day ~~ and of M^r Naishes Mill he says the same.
Resolved that W^m Dallaway, James Winchcombe, Tho^s Baylis and Timothy Lewis do sett our for London next monday morning if every thing is ready. W^m Dallawat to write to M^r Lewis.
That M^r Hollings, M^r Wintle, M^r Aldridge, M^r Knight, M^r Wathen and M^r Arundell together with D^r Jones be desired to meet often, or any three of them as a Committee of Corespondence during the Application to Parliament.
Ordered to Draw upon M^r Jn^o Colborne to M^r Grazebrook for one Hundred and fifty Pounds to take up with him to London in Bills for necessary uses there.
Resolbed that the first Resovoyer Canal be made Seven Feet Deep and that M^r Cooks Mill may Draw down three feet thereof ~~ that M^r Baylis be desired to aquaint M^r Cook thereof.
Resolved that M^r Grazebrook and his Son be allowed five Shillings per day during their absence.
Adjourn'd this Meting to Thursday three weeks the 7^th of December at 5 o Clock in the evening at the George Inn in Stroud. 1775.