Minutes Mon 16 Dec 1844

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Mon 16 Dec 1844


Mr Sherman had seen Capt. Clegram on subject of stop gates at Junction and had ordered Miles the lock keeper to close them when required.
Salary of auditor, Mr Edwin Cooper, 15 guineas a year.
William Close's claim for hire of boat to be referred to Mr Mason.
Boat offered by Mr Pendry of Hereford at £40 to be purchased by Mr Sherwood.
Piece of land at Junction to be let to Mr Biddle.
Thomas Clark given notice to quit Stonehouse Wharf next Midsummer.
Mr Sherwood to sell old ice boat and obtain new one sheathed in iron.

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 December 1844
Present: M^r Jn^o Holbrow, R^d Martin< W^m Fryer, G H Beard, W J Wood Chairman, D Watts.
M^r Hawker produced M^r Sheasby's acknowledgement of the letter addressed to the Severn and Wye Railway Company,
Ordered that the subject in reference to the alteration of Dudbridge Wharf be further considered by M^r Fryer and M^r Watts.
M^r Fryer reported that the Bye Laws has not yet been inspected by himself and M^r Gurney.
M^r Sherwood reported that he had seen Capt Glegrm on the subject of the Stop Gates at the Junction and that he had ordered Mills the Lockkeeper to close them when required.
Proposed by M^r Holbrow and seconded by M^r Watts that the Salary of the Auditor be £10 a year.
Proposed by M^r Martin and seconded by M^r Beard that the Salary of the Auditor be 15 Guineas a year.
The Amendment carried by 4 to 2.
Resolved unanimously that the Office of Auditor be offered to M^r Edwin Cooper at 15 Guineas a year.
A Letter was read from M^r Gurney saying that he had not yet taken steps for registering this Company under the late Act of Parliament, but as he was going to London very shortly it should then be done.
A Letter having been read from Will^m Close respecting his Boat,
Ordered that our Clerk do write to M^r Mason to obtain information as to Close's claim for the hire of such Boat.
A Boat having been offered by M^r Pendry of Hereford for £40,
Ordered that M^r Sherwood be empowered to purchase the same on the best terms he possibly can.
Ordered that our Clerk do write to M^r Wyatt intimating that the Committee do not see any occasion at present to make any alteration in the Rates of Tonnage on Timber.
Ordered that our Clerk do write to M^r Biddle communicating the terms o which it is proposed to let the piece of land at the Junction to him subject to the opinion of our Solicitor.
Ordered that Notice be given to Thomas Clark of Stonehouse Wharf to quit the premises in his occupation at Midsummer next.
Ordered that M^r Sherwood be empowered to sell the old Ice Boat.
Ordered that M^r Sherwood be empowered to get the new Ice Boat sheathed with iron for the purpose of being used as an Ice Boat.
Ordered that the following Bills be paid:
Income and Property Tax: 70..17..6
Ja^s Sherwoods Quar's Sal^y: 20..-..-
J P Brisley, Stationery: 8..-..-
Repair of Canal: 2..1..0
E W Mason: 12..2..-
Expensed Breaking Ice: 2..4..5

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