Minutes Wed 17 Oct 1849

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Wed 17 Oct 1849


Messrs. Bishop and Biddle found to have imported 2000 tons more wheat than they had exported flour.
In future, rate of tonnage charged to Mr Peter King and others at Dudbridge to be reduced to 1s 6d on wheat from Framilode to Dudbridge.
Fence to be put up a Bristol Road Wharf to protect coals landed there.

Verbatim text

At a Meeting of the Committee of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the Committee Room at Wallbridge on Wednesday the 17th day of October 1849
Present: M^r Hen^y Sikes, M^r G H A Beard Chairman, Jn^o H Waramn, Cha^s H Fisher, Fred^k Eycott, Will^m Fryer, Rich^d Martin, Tho^s C Croome.
M^r Cooper the Auditor attended and stated that he had examined all the Books and Vouchers and found every item correct.
The Treasurers Book was produced and signed.
In reference to the Resolution of the Committee on the 15th March 1848 whereby it was directed that Mess^rs Biddle & Bishop should be charged tonnage on the amount of Flour beyond the quantity of Wheat imported M^r Hawker stated that he had informed M^r Biddle of the Resolution who replied that his original Agreement enabled him to export as much Flour as he had imported Wheat without reference to the half yearly balances. M^r Hawker having produced an Account that in his view Mess^rs Biddle & Bishop had imported more than 2000 tons of Wheat beyond the amount of Flour exported it was
Resolved that the half yearly balancing should be postponed until it shall appear that Mess^rs Biddle & Bishop shall have exported a larger quantity of Flour than the Wheat which appears by the account so produced to have been imported.
M^r Peter King attended and made a representation that he was charged 1/7 per Ton on Wheat imported to his Mill at Dudbrige whilst the same charge is made on Wheat carried on to Wallbridge. This statement was considered and it was Resolved that in future the rate of Tonnage charged to M^r Peter King and others at Dudbridge be reduced to 1.6 on Wheat from Framilode to Dudbridge.
Ordered that a Fence be put up on the Bristol Road Wharf to protect Coals landed there in such a way as M^r Martin may direct.
M^r Hawker having completed the Duplicate of the Share Register Book according the the resolution of the Committee on 21st June 1848,
Ordered that he be paid a remuneration of Seven pounds for the same according the the said resolution of the date.

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