Minutes Tue 12 Oct 1784

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Tue 12 Oct 1784


General Half Yearly Meeting. Tonnage since 13 April, £703 16s 1d, to be used to pay debts.
Mr Ben Grazebrook's barges to pass and repass canal till next half yearly meeting for £25 tonnage and wharfage.
Thanks to Mr Joseph Grazebrook for invention of method of weighing vessels which pass on canal. Committee to examine utility and expense to Proprietors.
Committee empowered to sell and dispose of lands belonging to the Proprietors: piece of meadow on north east side of canal at Wallbridge purchased of Mr Webb; triangle piece at Ryeford; bit at Easton purchased of late Mr Phillips; meadow late Baxter's, two bits purchased of the Lady's of Frampton Manor; and all other pieces between that and Kemmet's Orchard at Framilode.

Verbatim text

At a General half yearly Meeting of the Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation held this Twelfth day of October 1784 at the Swan Inn at Stroud.
Joseph Harford Esq^r in the Chair.
The Minutes of the last General Meeting were Read and Confirm'd.
The several Books and accounts were produced respecting the affairs of the Company, and examined and Confirmed.
Ordered that the money Rece'd for Tonnage from the 13^th of April last to this Day amounting to Seven hundred and three pounds Sixteen Shillings and one penny half penny be paid into the Treasurers hands and applied towards the payment of the respective Debts.
Ordered that M^r Ben: Grazebrooks Barges to and from Bristol and Glocester do pass and repass the Canal till the next half yearly Meeting in consideration of his paying the sum of Twenty five pounds for Tonnage & Wharfage during that time.
Ordered That the Thanks of the Meeting be given to M^r Joseph Grazebrook for his Invention of a Method of weighing the Vessels which pass on the Canal, and that the Committee be directed to examine of what Utility the same may be to the Proprietors and the Expence which may be attended carrying the same into Execution and to Report the same to the next General Meeting.
The Committee are hereby empowered to sell and dispose of such of the Lands belonging to the Proprietors as follows Viz: The piece of Meadow on the North East side of the Canal at Walbridge purchased of M^r Webb; The Triangle piece at Ryford; The bit at Easton purchased of the late M^r Phillips; The Meadow late Baxters; The two bits purchased of the Lady's at Frampton Manor and all other pieces between that and Kemmets Orchard at Framiload and they are hereby empowered to make use of the Seal of the Company for that purpose.

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