Thu 9 May 1776
Mr Purnell refused money offered by the Company, preferring to leave the matter to a jury.
Benjamin Grazebrook found Mr Kemmett’s oak timber to be suitable for use.
At a Meeting of the Committee held by Adjournment at the George Inn in Stroud on Thursday the 9^th Day of May 1776
Present: Thomas Baylis in the Chair, Joseph Wathen, Robert Ellis, Durley Wintle, James Winchcomb, Ben^m Grazebrook, John Hollings, Richard Bigland.
Read the Minutes of the Last Meeting.
Nothing done in regard to Piling the Lock.
M^r B. Grazebrook reported that he had been to View some Oak Timber of M^r Kemmetts and finds it will do for Use, the Price one Shilling & two pence per foot delivered on the Severn Banks.
A Receipt is Rec^d by our Clerk from Rich^d Owen Cambridge Esq^r for the Monies advanced in full for the payment of his Land.
On Monday last M^r Grazebrook View'd those Oak Trees above Glocester; they were but Small, not fit for Use.
The Clerk by Order of the last Meeting, waited on M^r Purnell at Dursley, with the Tender of £40, in part for his Lands at Framiload for the Use of the Navigation, which he refused saying he would rather leave it to the discretion of a Jury that Abate of his price.
M^r Kemmett not having been at Bristol has not Agree'd with M^rs Wilding for the House, but will on his return tomorrow.
The Cutters Acc^t of work done is delivered by M^R Hall to our Clerk.
The Notice of discharge, from the Companys Service, was delivered to M^r Priddey by the Committee, before the Clerk, and accepted by him/
A Meeting of the Commissioners (called by advice of M^r Lane) on this day for them to Qualify themselves and advertize a Meeting to Value the Lands.
It is agreed by the Committee to send for M^r Wright of Warwick, if he can come and give in his Estimate of the Undertaking.
Ordered that a call of Ten per Cent be made on the Subscribers and that the same be published in the next Glocester Journal to be paid to the Treasurer and a Letter of Notice sent to every Subscriber.
Ordered That M^r John Colborne do Pay to Jos: Grazebrook Three Hundred and forty five Pounds on Acc^t of the Company.
Adjourned this Meeting to Thursday the 16^th Instant at four oClock in the afternoon at the George Inn in Stroud.