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On this day a letter, presumably to the board, was received from Hughes
A meeting had been arranged in London only to be cancelled by telegram, at short notice; the Directors' were quite angry.
Hughes explained that the various quarry proprietors' practice of consigning slate to Minffordd or Portmadoc and then forwarding it to its ultimate destination via the Cambrian actually precluded through-booking as preferred by the Cambrian. However, under the existing arrangements, there was no difference in the rates charged and none of the proprietors had complained about it. "Under the circumstances my directors with the information placed before them are not prepared to disturb the existing arrangement." It was decided that the matter be left until the company's next general meeting in February 1888.