Thu 26 Mar 1778
Fencing of Bristol Road wharf has been completed.
If cutters do not use the porcupine as ordered then John Gleave is to employ men to use it to be placed on John Beswick’s account.
If any dispute arises between Mr Beswick and his men relative to the measure of their work, John Gleave is to measure it on behalf of the men.
Mr Grazebrook to use his barge to carry bricks from Frampton.
Messrs Knight, Ellis, Hollings, White and Grazebrook go to Dudbridge to determine where the bridge should go and to pay Mr Chance one hundred pounds in part for his land.
Richard Evans to bring no more sand up the canal until further orders, but go immediately to Frampton for bricks.
Mr Hill of Berkeley to procure Aberthaw limestone at 5s a ton.
Mr Frewin suggests locks at Eastington to rise only 11ft, Nassfield 8 ft and that a lock built between the two to rise 7ft 2 ins.
The bridge at Mr Halliday’s to be a swivel bridge.
No goods whatsoever to be carried by any of the company barges unless for use in the construction.
At a Meeting of the Committee held by Adjournment at the George Inn in Stroud on Thursday the 26^th Day of March 1778
Present: Thomas Baylis, William Knight, Thomas White, Robert Ellis, Benjamin Grazebrook, John Hollings, Freame Arundell.
Read the Minutes of the last Meeting.
M^r Kings Account of Damages deferred till we have an interview with him.
The Slaggs are removed to the side of the Canal as ordered.
M^r Lane have been apply'd to, by our Clerk and Reported the Mode of proceeding with M^rs Ball, as advised by M^r Lane.
No answer from M^r Barnard in regard to his Bricks.
The Fencing of the Wharf at Bristol Road is compleated.
Ordered, if the Cutters do not use the Porcupine as directed by Jn^o Gleave that he do employ Men to use it, and that it be placed to M^r John Beswicks Account.
Ordered if any Dispute arises between M^r Beswick and his Men in relation to the measure of their work, that Jn^o Gleave do measure the same on behalf of the Men.
M^r Shey have taken upon him to gett the Barrow Lime forwarded from Stourport, the first Opportunity.
The General Meeting of Proprietrs is advertised as directed.
M^r B: Grazebrook having made an offer of his Barge to Carry Bricks from Frampton. ~~ Ordered that he be desired to procure a man to go with her for that purpose.
Nothing done in Regard to M^r Powers Stable,
M^r Frewin Reported that the Feeder from the Stonehouse Levell may very Eligible be conveyed across the Road, in order to Suppy the Levell at Chippenhams Platt.
No account from M^r Bigland about the Seeds.
Ordered that Mess^rs Knight, Ellis, Hollings, White & Grazebrook be desired to attend at Dudbridge tomorrow morning at Ten o Clock in order to absolutely fixt the spott where the Bridge shall be erected; and also to pay M^r Chance one Hundred pounds in part for his Land agreeable to the prices settled by the Commissioners.
M^r Webb being in London; no Day could be fix'd for the payment of his Land.
Ordered that M^r Keene do inform M^r Davis, that the Poles sent by him are not there look'd out in the Grove, and that he do replace them with proper ones immediately.
Ordered that Rich^d Evans do bring no more Sand up the Canal till further orders ~~ but that he goes immediately to Frampton for bricks.
Ordered that our Clerk do give orders to M^r Hill of Berkley, for all the Aberthaw Lime stone he can procure at 5^s per Ton.
M^r Frewin recommends the regulating of the Locks between Stonehouse and Eastington in manner following viz: ~~ The Lock at Eatington to rise only Eleven Feet ~~ The Lock in Nass Field Eight Feet; and that a Lock be built between these two, to rise the remainder, which will be about Seven Feet two Inches. Ordered that M^r Frewin do prove the Levell, and if it appears to be right, that it be carried into execution accordingly.
Ordered that M^r Frewin do see that a Sufficient number of Land Tyes be added to Nass Field Lock.
Ordered a Bill to be drawn on the Treasurer for the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds.
Ordered that the Bridge at M^r Hallidays, be a Swivell Bridge.
Order that Geo: Maskells Account of Brickmaking, but produced at our next Meeting.
Ordered that no Goods whatsoever be carry'd, by an of the Companys Barges, for any Person, except for the use of the works.
Ordered that our Clerk do wait on M^r Peach and fix a Day with him to receive the money for the purchase of his Land.
Adjourned the Meeting to Monday the 6^th Day of April next at four o'clock in the afternoon at the George Inn in Stroud.