Minutes Tue 23 Oct 1888

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Tue 23 Oct 1888


Mr Hamilton Mills made limited offer of £3000 to General Manager of Great Western Railway Company.
Reply from Hy Lambert, General Manager stated offer was inadequate. Prepared to consider more substantial proposal. Mr Mills to see Mr Lambert in London.
Supply of water from Stroud Water Co. to be laid to wharfinger’s house at Wallbridge, and wharfinger’s house, Mr Ward’s and Thos Ely’s houses at Dudbridge.
Cottage at Framilode let to Chas Matthews.
Stroud Brewery to pay 1s p.a. for 2 pipes carrying water from Victoria Inn near Dudbridge across towing path.

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Committee Meeting held at Wallbridge on Tuesday the 23^rd day of October 1888 at 3 o'clock pm
Present: Mr E C Little Chairman, Mr C H Hooper, Mr J Howard, Mr Gyde. Mr E P Little, Sir W H Marling Bart, Mr H H Mills, Mr W^m Davies junr, Mr G H A Beard.
The various accounts, books and vouchers signed by Mr Sturge the Auditor and certified to be correct ware produced and passed.
The Treasurers Book was produced examined and signed by the Chairman.
[44] Mr Hamilton Mills informed the Committee the pursuant to the directions at the last Meeting he had communicated with the General Manager of the G W Rway Co and made him the limited offer of £3000 referred to, to which he had received the following reply:
(Copy) Gt Western Rway Co
General Manager's office, Paddington Station
London W October 10^th 1888.
[44] Dear Sirs,
Thames & Severn Canal
I submitted the offer contained in your letter of the 26^th ultimo to the Directors of this Company at their last Meeting, and upon its consideration I am desired to inform you that the offer was so inadequate that they were quite unable to entertain it. If upon further consideration those whom you represent are able to make a more substantial proposal my Directors are prepared to consider it.
I am D^r Sirs,
yours truley
Hy Lambert
Messrs Little & Mills.
It was arranged that Mr Mills should take an opportunity when in London of seeing Mr Lambert on the subject.
[5] Supply of water from the Stroud Water Co was directed to be made to the Wharfingers house at Wallbridge, also to the wharfinger's house, Mr Ward's & Thos Ely's house at Dudbridge.
The Company's Seal was attached to an Agreement for letting a Cottage at Framilode to Chas Matthews.
The Stroud Brewery Co Limited agreed to pay 1/- each per Annum for 2 pipes carrying rain water from the Victoria Inn near Dudbridge across the Towing path to the Canal to Commence on the 29^th September 1888.

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