The usual fortnightly meeting of the Guardians of Penrith Union was held on Tuesday afternoon last in the Public Offices, Sandgate, under the presidency of MR. W. HARRISON.  The attendance was not large.
The only extraordinary business was the consideration of a letter received from MR. A. FLEMING, Secretary to the Poor Law Board, in reference to the proposal to elect two additional guardians for the parish of Hesket, in the Penrith Union, and to unite the small townships of Bowscale, Hutton John, and Mosedale to adjoining parishes for the purposes of the election of guardians.
The letter stated that as the statute 31 and 32 Vic., cap. 122, sec. 6, does not appear to authorise the addition of more than one parish or township to an adjoining parish, the Board considered that the townships of Bowscale and Mosedale cannot both be legally united to the township of Mungrisdale as proposed by the Guardians.
The Board, therefore wished to know what other parish or township adjoined that of Mosedale, to which it could be united, and requested to be informed what other parish the Guardians of the Penrith Union considered to be entitled to an additional Guardian.
In the course of a brief conversation, MR. LAZONBY, of Calthwaite, said in his opinion, no place in the Union was more entitled to have additional Guardians than the Parish of Penrith.
                MR. W. LONGRIGG, of Greystoke, said there were many reaons why the whole subject should be considered at a full meeting of the Guardians.
MR. LAZONBY:  That is decidedly my opinion;  and I beg to move that notice be issued that the whole question will be inquired into at the next Board meeting.
The motion was unanimously agreed to.