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We have figured up the cost of the proposed park at$1,600, which, divided among our 1,000 inhabitants, is only $1. 60 per head, and I am grandly mistaken if we have not among us ten substantial men who will subscribe for immediate use at least $50.00 each, so that the cost to each of the others will only be $1. 10.
A subscription paper has been prepared, and every property-holder within the corporation is expected to subscribe not less than $1.00, and from that up to $5.00 or $10. 00, according to his means.
As soon as $1,000 has been subscribed, the meeting will select a committee from gentlemen and ladies present to purchase the park and arrange for its immediate improvement and ornamentation. Subscriptions are now in order.