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The usual quarterly meeting of the North- ampton Booda Board waa held an Sept 3. Presentí .tim Chairman and Masars. Thoa. Barges, W. C. Glass, and W. Rosser.

A letter from the Colonial Seoratary was read, stating that the Government ooald not then meet the wishes of the Board aa to giv- ing an extra grant out of raservo funds, bat that the matter would be considered later an in the year.

It was resolved that the chairman (Mr. Sand. Mitchell) be asked to write again, and to point ont that something mast he done at once to meet the rapid inorease of trafile from the Murchison distriot to the North- ampton railway station, and oxpratsiag a hope that the 475 applied for by the Board on tiie 2nd July last would be granted.

It was resolved that the sum of 45 lie ex- pended^» the road leading from tho'tum tiff near Uga to the- Wheal Fortune **"».. ana! that tiie sams be left ia the' hands of Mr.


A letter from Mr. T. A. Williams was nod, asking permission to place a swing gate aarons the road leading from Northampton to Lynton. It was resolved that the Secretary (Mr. Hasleby) write to Mr. Williams point- ing ant to him that be mast comply with the necessary restrictions in the matter before the Boord could entertain his application.

It was resolved that the Chairman write to the Commissioner of Crown Lands, asking aim to have the survey of the scad from KotthampaOBtothe'Geraldine continued, it Having been done for some miles," and now that a surveyer was in the» neif hboarbood the sxDensa would not be M heavy fas V ho baa toAoeie speoifflly to do the work,

I It waa jesolvod that the sum of 410 avail able far-expenditure on the road to the Geral- dine be placed ia the bauds of Metan Drage oad Glass, to do the best they ooald with tiie same ia having any repaira done that might

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