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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...in aid of the construction
of a railway bridge over the River St. John, such advances not to
exceed 80 per cent of the expenditure as made, nor in the whole
$300,000. Upon submission of satisfactory plans for such bridge and
its approaches, an Order in Council was passed on the 25th of
August under which a deed of mortgage and agreement was executed on
the 12th of October, 1887, covering the works in question, and
running for a. term of 15 years from the date of the first advance,
the interest payable being at the rate of 4 per cent. per annum.
The bridge having been built and inspected, authority was given on
the 14th of November, 1888, for its being opened for public trafic.
On the 17th ofApril, 1889, an Order in Councilwas passed
authorizing the payment of the balance of the total advance
permitted by the Act, the expenditure on the work having been
$376,741. By the Subsidy Act of last Session, 52 Vic., ch. 3, a
subsidy of $30,000 was granted to the company for the said bridge,
and was paid before the close of the fiscal year. The work connects
the Fredericton Railway at Fredericton with the Northern and
Vestern Railway at St. Mai-y's. Great Eastern Railway Company. (See
Nos. 88, 114 and 174.) By the Act 49 Vic., ch. 10, authority was
given for the grant of a subsidy to an extent not exceeding
$32,000, on an estimated distance of 10 miles, towards the
construction of a line from Yamaska to the River St. Francis, Que.;
and the Great Eastern Railway Company having applied, and having
satisfactorily shown their ability to perform the work, a contract
was made with them on the 12th of 0cmber, 1886, under the authority
of an Order in Council of the 9th of that month, the time for
completion being fixed as the 1st of October, 1887. The...
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