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t rate. A few examples are given that faintly represent what is going on daily, viz: Ten dollars was charged for carrying a family three squares to a depot; fifteen dollars was the price a gentleman was required to pay for riding from the Danville Depot to Church Hill, making a call of an hour; he paid ten. Six dollars was asked by a hackman (coming to town empty) for bringing one person from a camp four miles in the country. Two hacks carried a party of persons to a house one miles below Rocketts to make a call; each one charged thirty dollars, making sixty for two. Four dollars an hour is known to have been charged in another instance. Five dollars is the charge for taking a person from the Exchange to Church Hill. The writer adds, that hack rates ought to be higher than formerly, but they are now out of all proportion; and unless the law interposes, citizens and strangers will have to defend themselves by refusing to pay more than they think right. [A remedy for the evils narra