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PRESENT STATE OF THE STAFFORDSHIRE…

PRINCIPALITY. I

IMPORTANT MEETING OF THE BRIDGEND…

THE SWANSEA TURNPIKE TRUST.

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THE SWANSEA TURNPIKE TRUST. On Thursday week, the monthly meeting of the turnpike trustees of the Swansea district of roads was held in the town. hall, there being present— J.H.Vivian,EM.MP.in the chair. Mr. 1 nomas Urove, '"1 Air. LN]. Iloggridge, I Mr. C. James, Mr. Smilh. Rev. D. Jones, Nir. Thomas Walters. 1.. I I Ihe ondiui uiinea the meeting that this was the day Ihe ondiui uiinea the meeting that this was the day appointed for letting the tolls collected at the several gates of the district by public auction. At the last letting, those tolls produced the sum Of £ ,3,325, at which sum, according to Act I of Parliament, they must be again put up. Several gates and bars had been other removed or abdndoned by the tiustees, so it was not probable the tolls would produce so great an amount as they did last year. Mr James said, alterations had also been made with respect to tolls on horses drawing coals. A conversation then ensued with rejpect to certain alter- ations which it had been thoughi expedient to make in the scale of charges. 1 he subject was ultimately refeired to a committee. Mr James was of opinion, arge sums of money had been misapplied in 'his trust. Mr Mansell Phillips said that as far as he was concerned no money had been misappbed in this trual,at least, he had no consciousness of it. Mr Grove said (with respect to the charges on horses draw- ing coal) the trustees could not charge less than ljd for one horse drawing coal.'—'1° ^u"en • What do you charge foi two horses 1 Mr Bullen I have not charged more tiaeg I was fiDed Ibln lid each horse, I used to charge • shilling. Mr James thought Mr Bullen might tegaoy nave cnarged a shilling for two horses drawing coal, as the toll board did not slate that the charge for each horse drawing coal was 1 Jd, but merely that for one horse drawing, &c, the sum of lId was payable, and consequently, if more than one horse was attached to a cart of coal, Mr Bullen might exercise his discretion, and if he thought proper, the full tolls allowed by the Act of Par- liament. He thought Mr Bullen was right. Mr Mansell Phillips did not know whether he was right or not, but he (Mr. P.) liked good roads better than reo duced tolls. Mr Bullen said, that by the Act of Parliament, every ar. ticle should be charged the same,—that there should be no distinction. Mr Phillips said the trustees had no right to exempt lime from payment of toll. After further conversation, the tolls were formally put up by auction, but no offers were made, although Messrs. Bullen and Lewis were present. The following is a copy of the minute entered on the book. The tolls of this district were put up at auction, agreeably with the notice given, but there were no bidders,"— It is resolved, That the same be advertised again, to be let at the next monthly meeting, and be put up at such sum as the trustees may think fit; and that Messrs Vivian, Grove, James, Smith and Phillips, be appointed a committee to revise the scale of tolls, and to give notice thereof by advertisement." The late Rebecca outrages having become the subject of con- versation, Mr M. Phillips said The expenses incident to this insurrec- tion, will be, to those who took part in it, more expensive than the amount of tolls paid in ten years.

CONFESSION OF THE CONVICTS…

BRISTOL BANKRUPTCY COURT.

NEWPORT TOWN COUNCIL-ELECTION…

KENDAL ELECTION.

To the Editor of the Monmouthshire…

TURNPIKE TOLLS.

USK TOLLS.

MONEY MARKET AND CITY NEWS.…

IRELAND.

FRIDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, NOV.…

INCENDIARY FIRES IN NORTH…

COURT OF EXCHEQUER—SITTINGS…

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