Thu 4 Apr 1776
Mr Glynn’s estimate should include plans and sections of locks and bridges.
Joseph Bough, stone mason of Birmingham, to meet with directors with 4 or 6 hands.
John Pashley (from Ripon) to finish carpentry on the lower lock.
Can draw one half guinea each week for each man.
Work to be lett to be advertised in Birmingham and Gloucester Journals and London Evening Post.
NB From this date the minutes of each meeting were signed by those present at the foot of the minutes.
At a Meeting of the Committee held this 4^th Day of April 1776 at Nine oClock in the Evening at the George Inn in Stroud.
Present: James Winchcombe in y^e Chair, Durley Wintle, Joseph Wathen, Richard Bigland, John Hollings, Robert Ellis, Thomas White, Thomas Baylis, Benjamin Grazebrook, Fream Arundell.
Ordered that M^r Glyn's Estimate do lie by for further Consideration, and that M^r Glyn be desired to furnish the Company with Plans and Sections of a Lock and Bridges, and the expence of each, and that he be paid eight Guineas, which money he his to refund if he undertakes the Navigation (with the thanks of the Directors for his Candid Behaviour).
Ordered that Joseph Bough of Birmingham Stone Mason (at the recommendation of the Birmingham Committee) be wrote to by our Clerk to be at the George Inn in Stroud on Saturday the 13^th Instant with four or Six hands.
Ordered that our Clerk Attend M^r Hall tomorrow and examine our Stock with the Inventory, that if a Defficiencey, it may be pointed out by M^r Hall, and the whole put in the possession of the Company.
Ordered that John Pashley (at the recommendation of the Ripon Committee) do imediately proceed to the finishing the Carpenters Work of the Lower Lock at the prices given in, and to be allowed to draw half a Guinea per week for each Man if the same is earned till the work is measured.