Meeting of Town Estates and Loggin Trustees in School room at 2 p.m. Mr W. H. P. Jenkins in the chair; present: Dr Wilkinson, Mr James Rymill, Mr George Hall, Mr Josiah Woolgrove, Mr Richard Payne, Mr John Ward Shelswell and myself.
Mr Hall wasted our time and somewhat ruffled our tempers by again proposing a Quaker, Mr Richard Lamb, as a trustee, and by insinuating very openly that there were some persons (non-beneficiaries) who grumbled about the administration of the charity.
Everyone else was dead against Mr Hall who posed as the “Working man’s friend”.
Mr. Jenkins told him that:
- We had no need of another Trustee, everything being managed as well as could be.
- The Charity Commissioners refused to go to the expense and trouble of appointing Trustees who were not wanted.
- That it was required that Trustees (of the Loggin Charity, at least) should be members of the Church of England. He read a clause from an old Charity Commissioners’ Report which I had copied into the Loggin Minute Book from the published report which I found at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.