Tue 16 Jul 1776
Mr Lingard reported that stop gates are put up and the swivel bridge is completed.
Ordered to dig the canal to at least 6ft deep.
100 wheelbarrows to be made by Edward Keene, or some other person.
Day workmen only to be appointed by Mr Lingard.
A level to be made for Mr Lingard.
At a Meeting of the Committee held by Adjournment at the George Inn in Stroud on Tuesday the 16^th Day of July 1776
Present: Joseph Wathen, John Hollings, William Knight, Thomas Baylis, Robert Ellis, James Winchcombe, Freame Arundell, Benjamin Grazebrook.
Read the Minutes of the Last Meeting.
M^r Hall attended the Committee and they agree'd to Allow him payment of his Bill the Ballance amounting to the Sum of £45..15..0, and the further Sum of £10..10..0 for his extraordinary trouble, which he refused.
M^r Lingard attended the Committee and reported that the Stop Gates one put up, and that the Swivell Bridge is compleated, and also that Carters Close is cleared.
Ordered That M^r Grazebrook do give directions to Ew^d Keene or any other person, to make 100 Wheelbarrows as soon as possible on the same Terms that the others were made.
Ordered that the Canal where the Depth is defficient be made Six feet deep according the former order to the Cutters, and that M^r Lingard do see it executed immediately.
Ordered That M^r Lingard do direct the Day workmen to such parts of the work as he shall see necessary, and that no other person so employ any Day workmen without his appointment to such particular work, and that M^r Lingard shall discharge any day workmen he shall think proper, and to Allow them such wages as he shall approve.
Ordered That a level be made under the Direction of M^r Lingard for the use of the Navigation.
Adjourned this Meeting to Thursday the 25^th Instant at four of the Clock in the afternoon at the George Inn in Stroud.