Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Tue 9 Feb 1748: I met about sixty of the society in Bristol, to consult about enlarging the Room, and indeed securing it, for there was no small danger of its falling upon our heads. In two or three days two hundred and thirty pounds were subscribed. We immediately procured experienced builders to make an estimate of the expense. And I appointed five stewards (besides those of the society) to superintend the work.