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THE POUND.

To the Editor. Sir, — I notice in tlie report of the County Council meeting of the 7th inst., tlnit Mr. Price has applied to the Council for a reduction of the rent ho pays for the pound, and the plea he urges for this is that other pounds are being established, thereby reducing the number of stock that may be driven to his pound. Mr. Price, as well as the other tenderers, knew when they tendered, other pounds were in course of erection in various parts of the county. I notice the Council intend to consider the application when the other pounds are opened, and I do not think this the correct course to follow. If Mr. Price considers his rent too high he has only himself to bJ^ue. He informed the Council that he hadiHpt a pound for some years up Northl and surely lie must have known something of what a pound is worth, taking busy and slack time together. I consider the Council, in justice to other tenderers, ought not to entertain the application, but if Mr. Price is not satisfied with his lease they ought to call for fresh tenders, and give those who know the value of the pound a chance, and bind the lessee down to fulfil the terms of his lease, not allowing any one to keep the pound during four of the busiest months of the year, and then give it up.—l am, &c., A Tenderer.

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THE POUND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 48, 15 January 1880

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