Minutes Mon 16 Nov 1846

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Mon 16 Nov 1846


Advertisement for a surveyor for the canal [in place of Mr Sherwood] to be inserted in the two Gloucester papers and Midlands Counties Herald. Salary £70 per annum.
Enquiries made respecting a crane to be placed on Wallbridge Wharf.
Accommodation required for Mr Biddle nearly completed.
Mr Sherwood reported that the dock at Chippenham Platt and the stepladder were not repaired.
Mr Benger to be put on the same terms as Mr King of Dudbridge.

Verbatim text

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room at Wallbridge on Monday the 16th day of November 1846
Present: M^r Will^m Fryer, M^r Rich^d Martin, Dan^l Watts, Fred^k Eycott, Jn^o H Warman, W^m Jn^o Wood, Ger Hen Aug^t Beard, Hen^y Wyat, Jn^o Holbrow Chairman, Geo Wathen.
Ordered That an Advertisement for a Surveyor, similar to the one of May 22nd 1844 be inserted in the two Glocester papers on Saturday next once and once in the Midland Counties Herald stating the Salary at £70 per annum. Testimonials of qualification to be sent to the Canal Office on or before 14th Dec^r next. A personal attendance not being required unless and intimation be given to the party for that purpose.
A Sub Committee consisting of M^r Wood, M^r Warman, M^r Fryer, M^r Wyatt and any other Member of the Committee who may like to attend, to meet on Monday the 14th Dec^r at 1 O'Clock to examine the Testimonials.
M^r Martin reported that he had made enquiries respecting a Crane to be placed at Wallbridge Wharf and letters were read from M^r Sikes and Mess^rs Smith & Hawkes on the same subject.
Ordered that further enquiries be made.
M^r Hawker reported that the accommodation required for M^r Biddle is nearly completed.
M^r Sherwood reported that the Dock at Chippenham Plat and the Step Ladder were not repaired.
Ordered that M^r Hawker do communicate with M^r Benger relative to the Import of Corn and Export of Flour with the view to putting him on the same terms as M^r King of Dudbridge.
Ordered that the following Bills be paid:
Jn^o Burbidge 1 mon Sal: 10^£
Cha^s Hawker 1 Quar Sal: 25
Cha^s Hawker for Dinner: 10..1..9
R Bushell: -^£..14^s..1^d
S Hadley: 2..2..-
Longney: 4..19..6
Tho^s Spier: -..5..-
Workman: 2..1..-
H^y Dangerfield: 2..3..1
Ol Cam: 3..2..6
Gabb: 2..14..6
[Subtotal] 18..1..8
Fred Eycot - Gravel: 5..-..-

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