Minutes Thu 23 Oct 1834

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Thu 23 Oct 1834


Half Yearly General Meeting. Tonnage £2968 10s 7d. Balance after wages, etc £2331 3s. Dividend of £11 10s declared.
Request from Mr Purcell to enter from canal into dock he proposed to erect for repair of vessels near Framilode, to be supplied with water from canal, refused because of consumption of water for purpose different from ordinary use of Navigation. No desire for premises at present.
Letter from Mr Turner and Mr Baylis regarding accident in 1832, overturning of their wagon on the Ryeford Bridge when laden with wool. Samuel Pimbury, their agent, agreed to accept £20 in damages.

Verbatim text

At a General Half Yearly Meeting of the Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation held at the George Inn Stroud on Thursday the 23rd day of October 1834
John Holbrow Esq^r in the Chair.
The minutes of the last General Meeting were read and confirmed.
The several Books and Accounts were produced respecting the affairs of the Company (as directed by Act of Parliament) and were examined and confirmed.
It appears by the accounts that the sum of £2968..10..7 has been received for Tonnage, etc, from the 12^th da of April to the 11^th day of October instant; a part of which has been applied towards the payment of Wages, disbursments, etc, and that there remains in the Treasurers hands (after paying the last dividend) the sum of £2331..3..0.
Ordered that a dividend of Eleven Pounds 10^s/ be paid on each Share by the Treasurers on the first Day of November next, and that our Clerk do transmit circular Letters to all the Proprietors to inform them that they may draw upon the Treasurers or apply to them for payment of the same.
The Clerk handed to this meeting a request in writing from M^r Purcell to be allowed to enter from our Canal into a Dock which he proposes to erect for the repair of Vessels near Framilode; & the same to be supplied with Water from the Canal -
Ordered that our Clerk to inform M^r Purcell that his request has been laid before the Meeting, but that it could not be complied with, because (amongst other reasons) of the consumption of Water hereby for a purpose different from the ordinary use of the Navigation: And that he do add that the Company are obliged by his offering the Premises to them; but that at present they have no desire for the Premises.
A Letter was read from Mess^rs Turner & Baylis calling the attention of the Meeting to the accident in 1832 of the overturning of their Waggon on the Ryeford Bridge, when loaden with Wool; And Sam^l Pinbury their agent having attended, and agreed to accept the Sum of Twenty pound in discharge of the Damages sustained by them on that occasion-
Ordered that they be paid the Sum of Twenty Pounds accordingly. ~~ Ordered that M^r R Cort be paid the sum of Ten Pounds.

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