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THE 
THIRD ANNUAL REPORT 

OP THE 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

OF THE 

. CITY OF CONCORD, 

I'OR THE TI3CAI, VKAIl ENDING FEBRUARY PIEST | 

1856, 

TOGETIIKK WITH OTlll^R ANNUAL KEPOliTS AND PAPERS! 
P.ELATINC; TO THE AEEAIRS OF THE CITY. 




CONCOKU, N. H. : 
STATK CAPITAL REPOHTER OFFR'E-BARTOX & IIADLEY. 

lSo(3. 



University of New Hampshire 
Library 



THE 
THIRD ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

OF THE 

CITY OF CONCORD, 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY FIRST 

1856, 

TOGETHER WITH OTHER ANNUAL REPORTS AND PAPERS 
RELATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 




CONCORD, N. H. : 
STATE CAPITAL REPORTER OFFICE-BARTON & HADLEY. 

1856. 



REPORT 



OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 



The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, in conformity 
with the requirements of the ordinance prescribing their du- 
ties, " establishing a system of accountability in the expen- 
ditures of the city," submit to the City Council their Annual 
Report of the receipts and expenditures of the financial year 
ending February 1, 1856. 

We have examined the Treasurer's books, and those of 
the City Clerk, and find that all payments therein recorded 
are duly authenticated with appropriate vouchers, and that 
the several items, footings and balances are correctly cast 
and stated, and that the books of those officers have been 
faithfully kept, and with a system that cannot fail to give 
satisfaction to the tax payers of the city. 



RECEIPTS. 

The revenue of the year has been derived from the fol- 
lowing sources, viz : 
Keceived of B. F. Gale, Collector, on account of 

taxes, $28,888 44 

Received of J. L. Cilley, 752 34 

" " J. E. Lang, Treasurer, balance,.. 382 78 

" Literary Fund, 1855, 558 14 

" County of Merrimack, for paupers,. . 1,059 84 
" Conn. & Merrimack Rivers R. R., for 

land damage, 100 00 

" For licenses, 148 40 

" of Rufus Clement, for paupers, ...... 31 00 



Received for bonds sold, 503 66 

Railroad tax, 3,221 17 

of Police Judge, for fines, &c., 215 93 

town of Lempster, for pauper, 6 15 

dividend on 4 shares Mechanicks Bank, 32 00 
of Moses Humphrey, for stone sold 

from Poor Farm, 125 00 

for rent of McDaniel house, 65 00 

town of Deerfield, for pauper, 13 00 

of J. S. Rollins, 150 55 

Joseph Low, for lamp post, 25 00 



$36,638,40 



EXPENDITURES. 

The expenditures of the year have been as follows, charge- 
able to the respective appropriations, viz : 
NETir DEBTS. 

Paid State tax, 2342 20 

" County tax, 4672 44 

" for schools, 6414 14 

" School District, No. 3, for schooling children 

at the Poor Farm, 20 00 

" for roads and bridges, 3173 49 

abatement of taxes, • • • • 51 92 

school-house taxes, 2069 15 

Teachers' Institute, 176 00 

printing and stationery, 468 92 

watch and police, 984 53 

County paupers, 568 68 

City paupers, 815 11 

incidentals, 662 13 

fire department , 1233 75 

interest and principal on City debt, ... . 3931 66 

cemeteries, 131 92 

salaries, 2118 00 

streets and common sewers, 507 14 

professional services, 69 00 

parsonage fund, 281 80 

$30,691 98 



OUTSTANDING DEBTS. 

Paid for roads and bridges, 280 98 

" City paupers, 113 45 

" County paupers, 406 67 

" professional services, 331 58 

" incidentals, 415 82 

•' fire department, 45 50 

■' salaries, 965 00 

■' printing and stationery, 221 83 

•' police and watch, 117 66 

■' streets and common sewers, 44 25 

2,942 74 
30,691 98 

$33,634 72 

The details of the expenditures will be found under the 
several heads of the appropriations appended. 

Annexed are also schedules of the property at the City 
Farm, a statement of the City debt, and debts due the City, 
present value of our bridges, the report of the Chief En- 
gineer of the Fire Department, &c. 

JOHN ABBOTT, ) Committee 

GEO. B. CHANDLER, } on 
JAMES THOMPSON, ) Finance. 
February 15, 1856. 



EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF CONCORD, 

UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN, 
FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1856. 



NEW ACCOUNTS. 
State Tax. 

Paid State Treasurer, $2342 20 



County Tax. 

Paid County Treasurer, 

For Schools. 



,$4672 44 



Paid Dist. No. 1, 109 25 Paid Dist. No. 15, 65 14 



2, 
3, 
4, 
5, 
6, 
7, 
8, 
9, 
10, 

11, 
12, 
13, 
14, 



73 90 

245 19 

77 14 

82 49 

58 98 

95 30 

109 73 

1006 37 

2468 95 

799 55 

140 07 

107 75 

71 16 



16, 
17, 
18, 
19, 
20, 
21, 
22, 
23, 



51 13 
46 60 
99 89 
153 74 
381 69 
93 51 
55 85 
14 50 



No. 8, in Hopkinton, 3 12 
P'd A. Busvvell&Sons,3 14 



$6414 14 



Paid School District No. 3, for schooling children 

at the Farm, $20 00 



Roads and Bridg^es. 

Paid Alfred C. Abbott, snowing bridge, # . . . . 3 95 

" Benjamin Hoit, breaking out road, 6 50 

" Merr. & Con. River R. R. freight of plank, 15 52 

" A. Burbank, 10,252 feet of plank, 107 50 

" George W. Brown, lumber for bridge, 174 59 

" James Thompson, rebuilding road on Davis' hill, 46 39 

" Edward P. Farnham, work on road, 15 25 

" Reuben Goodwin, building bridge, 100 00 

" John Corliss, Jun., work on highway,. ....... . 36 37 

" Gilman VV. Holt, work on highway, 19 62 

" James Thompson, work on Soucook bridge,. . . 10 75 

" Wm. B. Thompson, work on highway, 21 70 

" M. B. Abbott, plank and work on road, 3 01 

" Charles Hall, for plank and work, 24 50 

" Wm. B. Thompson, work on highway, 12 00 

" Abel B. Holt, labor on Free Bridge Road, 324 00 

" Abel B. Holt, working out indictment on road,. 819 37 

" Abel B. Holt, new bridge, west of Free Bridge, 119 51 

" Abel B. Holt, plank and labor on Free Bridge,. 232 48 

" John Ewer, 1361 ft. plank, and work on road,. 136 68 

" F, F. Hoit, repairing highway and snowing 

bridge, 16 17 

Paid James E. Brown, 1085 ft. plank, 14 07 

" Ephraim C. Elliott, 11 3-4 days work on road,. 1175 

" S. H. Dumas, damages allowed for new street,. 101 60 

" Hiram Simpson, abutment at Soucook, 717 50 

" Charles Graham, 20 days work in Dist. No. 14, 28 40 

" James Thompson, 175 ft. plank, spikes, &c.,. . 6 72 

" A. S. Smith, 196 ft. plank, and labor, 4 47 

" Town of Pembroke, work on Soucook bridge,. 3 92 

" Samuel L. Baker, work on road, 15 00 

" Henry H. Potter, work on road, 3 00 

" James Sanborn, work on road, 6 00 

" Matthew N. Brown, 12 days work on road,. ... 10 50 

" B. G. Davis, breaking out road, 4 75 

$3173 49 

Abatement of Taxes by order on the Treasurer. 

Paid Robert Davis, 5 04 

" Nelson Tenney, 3 60 



8 

Paid Samuel Kelley, 4 06 

" James F. Sargent, 2 00 

" Charles P. Adams, 3 82 

" J. L. Fowler, 1 53 

" Edward Gould, 147 

" Alfred Burroughs, 1 15 

" Aaron Lamprey, 2 29 

" James Sanborn, 3 82 

" C. C. Shaw, 13 50 

" Charles L. Morgan, 4 59 

" John Eastman, 7 65 

« C. H. Stearns, 7 40 

$51 92 
School House Taxes. 

Paid Dodge Hay ward. District No. 1, 50 00 

Eleazer Jackson, " " 10, 1100 63 

Matthew N. Brown, " " 14, 14 17 

H.H.Brown, " " 20, 535 00 

Abbott Saltmarsh, " " 22, 43 35 

" 2, 326 00 

82069 15 



Teachers' Institute. 

Paid Edmund Worth, $176 00 



Printing^ aud Stationery. 

Paid Amos Hadley, printing 2d Annual Report,. ... 101 02 

" " " advertising, 1 50 

" Jos. C. Peters, stereotyping Charter, 20 08 

" Mower & Nye, printing 2 quires blanks, 1 50 

" Barton & Hadley, advertising ordinances, &c.,. 32 37 

" Jones & Cogswell, printing Municipal Register,139 13 

" Wm. Butterfield, printing, 12 28 

" Morrill & Silsby, paper, printing, &c 40 31 

" G. P. Lyon, stationery, 6 55 

" McFarland & Jenks, printing and advertising,. .102 56 

" Merriam & Merrill, stationery, , 11 62 

$468 92 



"Watcli and Police. 

Paid James M. Ordway, service as watch, 2 00 

'• Chas. G. Hook, witness fee, 3 87 

" S. B. Whicher, watchman from Jan, 25 to Mar. 

31, 82 50 

Paid Reuben Lake, police service one day, 1 50 

" Gas Co., gas for Marshal's office, Feb. 1 to 

July 1, 6 00 

Paid J. B. Stanley, police badges, 33 75 

" E. E. Sturtevant, services as watchman and po- 
lice officer, 108 25 

Paid James Hazelton, ribbons for police badges,. ... 241 
" Rolfe & Marshall, professional services in Police 

Court, 3 58 

Paid Wm. H. Buntin, police service, 51 29 

" E. E. Sturtevant, watchman and police, 101 00 

" B. F. Gale, wood for Marshal's office, &c., 35 08 

" Wm. T. Locke, police service, 10 50 

" S. B. Whicher, " " 20 00 

" E. E. Sturtevant, watch and police service,. ... 113 90 

" H. H. Holt, 3 1-2 days police service, 5 00 

" bills for building Lobby, as per Resolution,. . . . 147 50 

" Wm. T. Locke, police service, 130 00 

" Brown & Young, 3 chairs for Marshal's office,. 1 50 

" G. C. Houston, police service, 2 00 

" C. S. Root, rent of lobby, 6 00 

" Isaac Eastman, police services, 5 00 

" Jacob P. Wheeler, police services, 13 50 

" H. Langley, wood for Marshal's office, 14 50 

" C. H. Norton, rent of Marshal's office, 75 00 

" J, L. Pickering, articles for lobby, 1 90 

" J. A. Coburn, police services, 10 50 



$984 53 



County Paupers. 

Paid William P. Hardy, articles delivered paupers,. . 11 60 
" Smith & BatcheJder, " " " . . 15 67 

" D. C. Peaslee, case of small pox, 50 00 

" R. Clement, cash paid paupers, 22 30 

" Rolfe & Marshall, rent of house for Mrs. Rowe, 25 50 
" Moores & Barker, supplies for James Dorety,. . 68 



10 

Paid N. H. Asylum, board of D. Scannell, 32 78 

« " " " " " H.Ryan, 32 00 

" E. W. Upbam, expense of removing Heath and 

family, 13 60 

Paid R. Clement, cash paid for Mary McCarty, 10 GO 

" Seth Eastman, rent of house for Drew, 3 50 

" Wm. H. Smart, med. att. on County paupers,. .117 50 

" Joseph Brown, for funeral services, 5 00 

" J. F. Hoit, goods to County paupers, 6 88 

" T. H. Bickford, robe to pauper, 2 50 

" Daniel A. Hill, coffin, 4 00 

" Willard Clark, for rent of house, 3 00 

" Wm. P. Hardy, goods delivered pauper, 2 48 

" N. H. Asylum, board of Scannell & Ryan, 70 53 

" S. C. Badger, house rent for Mrs. Buckman,. . . 70 00 

" Amos Blanchard, goods to County paupeis,. ... 13 81 

" John Gass, boarding Mrs. Voghler, 1 1 00 

" Samuel Evans, goods to David R. Tandy, 5 00 

" B, F. Gale, aid to paupers, 34 35 

" A. C. Pierce, wood to Richard Lee, 5 00 



8568 68 



5 00 



City Paupers. 

Paid John Abbott, journey to Bennington, about pau- 
per, 

Paid John Batchelder, supplies to Eleazer Davis,. . . 6 86 

N. G. Spiller, for support of parents, 6 50 

Batchelder & Smith, goods for paupers, 17 05 

Rufus Clement, journey to Bennington, 3 00 

N. G. Spiller, support of parents, 6 50 

Town of Bennington, keeping pauper, 9 75 

Rufus Clement, cash paid for Mr. Dow, 16 20 

Ira Abbott, 6 months board of child, 9 00 

Joseph Greenough, expenses of Coroner's in- 
quest, 12 25 

Paid R. Clement, clothing for John Frank, 12 00 

N. Wight, medical attendance on pauper, 6 25 

Moses Gill, for Poor Farm, 100 00 

Orris J. Ayer, case of small pox, 25 00 

Isaac Clement, aid to Moses Lull, 7 00 

N. H. Asylum, board of Eleazer Davis, 11 33 



11 

Paid N. G. Spiller, aid from June 20, 1855, to Feb. 

21,1856, 28 17 

Paid Town of Pembroke, support of J. Batchelder,. 34 00 
" B. F. Gale, aid to paupers, as per vouchers,. . . 38 75 
" John L. Pladlcy, expenses of V. Worthen, of 

Plymouth, 27 50 

Paid Town of Plymouth, expenses of Sim, Eastman, 40 35 

" David Watson, cash to Jonathan Knowles, 2 00 

" Moses Gill, for Poor Farm, 100 00 

" Clement & Bean, rent for Moses Lull, 15 00 

" John Batchelder, goods to Eleazer Davis, 15 11 

" M. Farnum, support of Rebecca Currier, 39 00 

" A. Blanchard, goods to Moses Lull's family,. . . 68 61 

" B. F. Gale, aid to Mrs. Collier, 10 00 

" B. F. Gale, aid to paupers, as per vouchers,. . . 9 51 

" Joseph Brown, coffins, &c., for paupers, 7 50 

" Samuel Evans, aid to D. R. Tandy, 5 00 

" H. Langley, wood to paupers, 9 28 

" N. H. Asylum, board of Scannell & Ryan,. ... 74 43 

" C. H. Clough, goods to paupers, 4 46 

" J. A. Coburn, coffin to paupers, 5 50 

" John Abbott, to paid paupers, 6 00 

" W. H, Smart, attendance on paupers, 21 25 



$815 11 



Incidentals. 



Paid Batchelder & Smith, wood for Marshal's office, 1 87 

" Jacob Carter, Post Office bill, 2 55 

" George D. Abbott, 7 guide boards, 7 00 

" James Prescott, damage to horse, 25 00 

" J. B. Stanley, clock for Marshal's office, 5 00 

" Jacob Carter, Post Office bill, 1 72 

" N. Bouton, new engraving of City seal, 5 00 

" Jacob Carter, Post Office bill, 64 

" Hiram Simpson, damage from defect in highway, 150 00 

" David Watson, extra services, 22 72 

" Gas Company, 4 00 

*' James H. Chase, lining stove in Clerk's office,. 1 59 
" George W. Frost, 1-2 cord wood for Clerk's of- 
fice, 2 25 

Paid Dudley & Corning, carriage hire, 22 75 

" John Abbott, making taxes 43 00 



12 

David Watson, numbering houses, 25 00 

E. H. Rollins, burning fluid, 1 56 

Granite Guards, as per resolution C. Council, . . lOO 00 

Sylvester & Eastman, 3 spittoons, 1 26 

John Eaton, sawing 1 1-2 cord wood, 1 50 

Jacob Carter, Post Office bill, 131 

Robert Buswell, wood for Clerk's office, 5 00 

Samuel Coffin, journey to Plymouth, &c., 11 97 

Nathan Wiser, sanding streets, 2 50 

G. & E. Hutchins, use of Phenix Hall, 25 00 

Benjamin Parker, use of horse and wagon,. ... 2 50 

19th School District, use of school room, 4 00 

S. G. Sylvester, service on committees, 2 00 

Samuel Curtis, damage on road, 5 00 

County of Merrimack, costs on indictment,. ... 2 57 

Benjamin Parker, surveying, 24 00 

Ira Osgood, damage on highway, 3 00 

Wm. P. Hardy, shovel, 1 75 

3d School District, use of school house, 4 00 

Moses Humphrey, attending on committees,. . . 23 00 
Peter Dudley, " " " ... 19 00 
J. C. A. Hill, blank book for Ward 6, 1 12 



8662 13 



Fire Dcjtartment. 

Paid John Wheeler, moving Engine House, 10 00 

O. G. Ingalls, work on Engine, 10 70 

Hunneman & Co., for signal lanterns, 73 00 

Shelton 6s Checver, for hose and screws, 18 75 

N. P. Fogg, repairing reservoirs, 5 50 

True Osgood, services as Chief Engineer, &c., 35 75 

Board of Engineers, 15 50 

Morrill & Silsby, printing and stationery, 11 17 

William Butterfield, printing, 11 00 

Engine Co. No. 7, 123 06 

Horace H. Holt, 12 87 

Engine Co. No. 2, 122 00 

" " 3, 120 G2 

" " 4, 121 00 

" " 6, 138 06 

" " 8, 127 04 

Hook and Ladder Co., 78 00 



13 

Hosea Fessendcn, hose, &c., 48 55 

John D. Teel, 25 63 

Lowell Eastman, 3 38 

Nathan Call, damage to Aqueduct, 10 00 

Brown & Young, settees for Engine No. 6,. . . . 29 00 

Engine House, No. 6, painting, 34 93 

John A. West, lamps for No. 2, 3 84 

L. P. Fuller, taking care of Engines, 44 40 



$1233 75 

Interest and Principal of City Debt. 

Paid Joseph B. Walker, 1 year's interest on town 

note, 60 00 

Paid interest on $500, borrowed by J. C. Brown, . . 3 33 

" K. Clement, 8 33 

" Coupons, 2860 00 

" 1 bond due, 1000 00 



$3931 66 



Cemeteries. 



Paid Samuel M. Griffin, repairing hearse, &c., 34 25 

" Hiram Farnum, repairing fence, ,69 67 

" Robert L. Flail, making hearse sleigh, 28 00 

$131 92 

Salaries. 

Paid Enos Blake, Assessor in Ward 5, 28 00 

" A.C.Pierce, " " " 6, ..22 00 

" S. Seavey, " " " 4, 20 00 

" D. Knowlton, " " " 7, 12 00 

" G.W.Frost, " " " 2, 14 00 

" John C. Brown, salary 3-4 of year, 37 50 

" John Abbott, Assessor in Ward 3, 20 00 

" John Batchelder, services as Assessor, Ward 1, 9 50 

" Josiah Stevens, Judge of Police Court, 250 00 

" David Watson, City Clerk, 1 year, 300 00 

" Amos Hadley, Clerk of Common Council, .... 75 00 

" B. F. Gale, City Marshal, 450 00 

" Superintending School Committee, 150 00 



14 

Paid L. D. Stevens, City Solicitor, 100 00 

" Timothy Haynes, 5 00 

" Moses Gill, Overseer of the Poor Farm, 400 00 

" Mayor's salary, 200 00 

" W. Odlin, City Treasurer, 25 OO 

$2118 00 

Streets and Common Sewers. 

Paid A. B. Holt, 5189 feet plank, &c., 159 07 

" Charles Nutting, stone, &c., 215 00 

" A. C, Pierce, work on drains, &c., 122 05 

" Samuel Fletcher, curb stones and posts, 10 00 

" Fletcher & Mann, 1 02 



$507 14 



Professional Services. 

Paid Ira Perley, term fee in Elliot v. Concord, 12 00 

" Asa Fowler, various services, 33 00 

" George & Foster, 24 00 

$69 00 



OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS. 
Roads and Bridges. 

Paid Wm. C. Greenough, work on highway, near 

SmokyHollow, 2 00 

Paid Benj. Packard, for breaking road, different 

times, 5 00 

Paid G. J. & S. Colby, 2 days work breaking road, 2 00 

" George Foss, " " " " 2 00 

" Wm. M. Carter, 3900 feet stone, 39 00 

" S. D. Colby, self and cattle breaking road, ... 2 00 

" D. S. Webster, hauling sand, 3 00 

" Wm. H. Brown, for work on highway, 29 00 

" B. G. Davis, breaking out road, 2 75 

" S. B. Locke, for 175 feet plank for bridge, ... 2 10 

" James Sanborn, for 269 feet plank for sewer,. 3 22 



15 

Paid Jacob N. Flanders, highway surveyor, work in 

Dist. No. 20 6 60 

Paid Moses B. Abbott, highway surveyor, breaking 

out road, 5 80 

Paid Richard J. French, damage for defect in high- 
way in FisherviUe, 8 00 

Paid James Prescott, for carriage hire, 5 50 

" James F. Lund, balance on account, 17 08 

" Cyrus W. Paige, balance of his account, 70 39 

" Robert B. Hoit, for snowing Horse Hill bridge, 7 00 

" Wm. S. Curtis, drawing 28 loads of sand,. ... 2 24 

" Thomas Eastman, 9 days work on highway, . . 9 00 
" John Ewer, highway surveyor, work in Dist. 

No. 2, 20 70 

Paid Samuel Hutchins, highway surveyor, work in 

Dist. No. 2 6 75 

Paid Samuel Runnels, highway surveyor, work on 

road, over-tax, • • • • 4 35 

Paid O. G. Frye, repairing road, 15 50 



$280 98 

City Paupers. 

Paid Nancy D. Abbott, board of Mrs. Jenness, 10 00 

" Thos. W. Abbott, carrying pauper to Farm, .... 1 50 
" town of Bennington, expenses of Mrs. Bishop, . .39 00 

" E. G. Kilburn, sundries to Moses Lull, 3 00 

" J. L. Cilley, cash advanced to John Anderson, . . 5 00 

" John Carter, board of Rebecca Carter, 26 00 

" Joseph Brown, coffin for Mrs. Jona. Arlin, 4 50 

" Amasa Waterman, expenses of Joel Puffer, .... 5 25 
" Heman Sanborn, removal of insane person, .... 3 00 

" S. P. Durgin, removing paupers, 2 15 

" Chase Hill, shoes to Joel Puffer, 1 75 

" Judith McCoy, expenses funeral of Annette 

Emery, 7 30 

Paid John A. Coburn, coffin for Mrs. Davis, 5 00 

$113 45 



16 

County Paupers, 

Paid N. H. Asylum for board of Dennis Scannell 

and Honora Ryan, 47 48 

Paid R. C. Osgood, supplies to paupers, 40 57 

" Kimball & Hoyt, supplies to paupers, 8 83 

" James F. Sargent, medical attendance, 85 49 

" Thomas Chadbourne, small pox cases, 185 00 

" Jona. L. Cilley, aid to paupers, as per vouchers, 39 30 

$406 67 

Professional Services. 

Paid Sylvester Dana, 14 08 

"• J. F. Sargent, attending paupers not on farm,. . 93 75 

'/ George & Foster, 223 75 



$331 LS 



Incidentals. 

Paid Robert Davis, for special services in 1853, on 

committees, &c., 100 00 

Paid Corning «Sz; Freese, carriage hire, 1 75 

" C. N. Corning & Co., " " 175 

" Lincoln «Ss Shaw, rent of Marshal's office, .... 5 21 

" Moore & Cilley, articles of hardware, 13 40 

" Mary Morrison, damages for defect in highway, 167 80 

" T. A. Ambrose, carriage hire, 5 25 

" David Watson, extra services, 50 56 

" Paltiah Brown, recording 3 deeds, 1 00 

" John F. Brown, fluid, &c., for Clerk's office,. . . 2 65 

" Benjamin F. Watson, enrolling militia, 5 00 

" Warde & Walker, for padlocks, 1 50 

" J. L. Cilley, wood and rent of lobby, 8 54 

" James R. Hill, for damage to cellar, 11 75 

" Franklin Low, use of Rumford Hall, Apr., 1855, 5 00 

" Geo. D. Abbott, for 57 guide boards, 28 42 

" John F. Brown, for recording marriages, &c.,. . 6 24 

$415 82 



17 

Fire Department. 

Paid C. H. Morrison, repairing engine house, 1 25 

" Philip Sargent, repair on engine No. 2, 1 00 

" E. D. Smart, drawing engine to fire, 2 00 

" James L. Mason, services at fires, 11 25 

" Luther Roby, pay as Chief Engineer, for 1854, 30 00 



$45 50 



Salaries. 

Paid Zebulon Smith, Selectman in Ward 2 for 1853 

and 1854, 6 00 

Paid S. B. Larkin, services as committee on accounts 

for 1854, 17 90 

Paid H. H, Amsden, salary as Alderman for 1854,. . 33 50 
" John L. Tallant, " " " . . 31 80 
" John Abbott, " " " . . 29 20 
" Samuel Coffin, salary as Alderman, and on com- 
mittee on accounts, 36 20 

Paid True Osgood, salary as Alderman for 1854,. . . 27 10 

" Geo. B. Chandler, salary as Alderman for 1854, 24 90 

" Moses Shute, " " " 25 80 

" Rufus D. Scales, Common Council, for 1854,. . 22 40 

" Nath'l C. Elliot, " " " . . 16 00 

" Heman Sanborn, " " " . . 16 90 

" Sam'l B. Larkin, " " " . . 16 90 

" Geo. W. Brown, " " " . . 15 60 

" Moses Humphrey, " " " . . 20 80 

" Joseph P. Stickney, " " " . . 16 50 

" Joseph French, " " " . . 12 10 

" Silas G. Sylvester, " " " . . 16 50 

" Peter Dudley, " " " . . 12 10 

" Wm. P. Hardy, " " " . . 17 60 

" Thomas J. Tuck, " " " . . 12 10 

" Joseph S. Lund, " " " . . 14 40 

" Isaac Abbott, " " " . . 14 30 

" James Thompson, Selectman in Ward 7, in 1853, 3 00 
" Thomas D. Potter, Selectman in Ward 2, in 

1853 and 1854, 6 00 

Paid Isaac Virgin, Selectman in Ward 2, in 1853 and 

1854, ." 6 00 

2 



18 

Paid Caleb S. Rogers, Selectman in Ward 6, in 1854, 3 00 

" H. D. White, Clerk in Ward 1, for 1854, 3 00 

" Isaac Abbott, Selectman in Ward 7, for 1853,. . 3 00 
" Thomas H. Nevvhall, Selectmen in Ward 6, for 

1854, 3 00 

Paid John Ballard, Selectman in Ward 4, for 1854, 3 00 
" Jefferson Noyes, " " " 4, " 3 00 

" Gilbert Bullock, " " " 5, " 3 00 

" Simeon Abbott, " " " 3, « 3 00 

" A. B. Currier, " " " 6, " 3 00 

" James F. Lund, " " " 6, 1853, 3 00 

" B. F. W^atson, services as Clerk pro tern 12 00 

" Samuel Stevens, Selectman in Ward 5, in 1854, 3 00 
'^ Joseph H. Mace, " " " 6, 1853, 3 00 

" J. C. A. Hill, Clerk in Ward 6 in 1854, 3 00 

" James M. Otis, Clerk in 1853, Clerk and Select- 
man in 1854, 9 00 

Paid Josiah Stevens, services as Sup. School Commit- 
tee in 1854, 49 90 

Paid Charles W. Flanders, services as Sup. School 

Committee in 1854, 35 00 

Paid Heman Sanborn, services as Com. on Accounts 

for 1854, 2 00 

Paid J. D. A. West, Clerk in Ward 4, in 1854, 3 00 

" Edmund Worth, services as Sup. School Com- 
mittee in 1851, 30 00 

Paid Eleazer Smith, services as Sup. School Commit- 
tee in 1854, 32 00 

Paid Wm. M. West, Clerk in Ward 5, for 1854,. ... 3 00 
" Thomas Chadbourne,services in Board of Health, 10 00 
" Superintending School Committee, under the 

Somersworth act, for 1854, 100 00 

Paid Henry A. Kendall, Sup. School Com. in 1854, 28 00 
" A. Webster, Selectman in Ward 7, in 1853,. . . 7 00 

" John F. Brown, Clerk in Ward 6, in 1853, 3 00 

" Sewell Hoit, Selectman in Ward 4, in 1854,. . . 3 00 
" M. T. WiUard, Sup. School Com. in 1854, .... 44 50 
" Simeon Abbott, " " " " " .... 30 50 
" Edmund Worth and others, Sup. School Com. 

in 1854, 16 00 

Paid Caleb Parker, Selectman in Ward 6, in 1853,. . 3 00 
" Albert H. Drown, Selectman in Ward l,in 1853 
and 1854, 6 00 



19 

Paid Ira Rowell, Sup. School Com., School Dis. No. 3, 5 50 
" Jcre. S. Abbott, Selectman in Ward 3, in 1853 

and 1854, • • • • 6 00 

Paid Jos. P. Stickney, services on committees, 1854, 7 00 
" Hiram Farnum, Selectman in Ward 3, in 1853 

and 1854, 6 00 

Paid J. B. Smart, Selectman in Ward 4, in 1853,. . . 3 00 

8965 00 

Printing^ and Stationery, 

Paid Jones & Cogswell, binding Municipal Register,. 12 75 

" Joseph B. Walker, maps to History of Concord, 150 00 

" Merriam & Merrill, stationeiy, 15 68 

" L. L. Mower, printing badges, , 1 75 

" George G. Fogg, advertising, 21 50 

« Morrill & Silsby, 11 17 

" B. W. Sanborn, stationery, 8 98 



$221 83 



Police and Thatch, 



Paid S. B. Whicher, services as watchman and police 

officer, 38 25 

Paid A. H. Drown, services, &c., 60 36 

" James F. Lund, police service, 6 75 

" John Pettingill, " " 11 30 

" E. S. D. Ordway, police service, 1 00 

$117 66 



Streets and Common Sewers. 

Paid Norton & Fife, work on reservoir,. .•«•••*«•. $44 25 



20 



BILLS ALLOWED, BUT NOT PAID. 



ROADS AND BRIDGES. 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES 



Isaac Abbott, 


6-86 


J. C. Marston, 


3-82 


M. N. Brown 


10-50 


True George, 


8-71 


E. S. Colley, 


4-61 


Samuel Carter, 


2-29 


S. D. Connell, 


6.50 


Joseph Barnard, 


6-79 


John Corlis, 


2-00 


M. H. Clough, 


26-77 


Cyrus Robinson, 


2-25 


H. A. Kendall, 


24-57 




._ 


Hunt and Lund, 


15-36 




$32-72 

^T. 


John H. Maynard, 


15-30 


PAUPER ACCOUI 


$103.61 


James Flanders, 


2-88 






C. C. Davis, 


6-00 


FIRE DEPARTMENT. 


John Carter, 


26-00 


L. P. Fuller, 


44-40 






C. I. Elliot, 


2-58 




$34-88 




$46-98 


INCIDENTALS. 








Nathan Stickney, 


48-00 


STREETS & COMMON SEWERS 


C. H. Sanborn, 
J. C. Brown, 


1-40 
2-00 


Fletcher & Mann, 


1-02 


John Foss, 


5-12 


SCHOOL HOUSE TAX. 


Costs in Elliot v. Con- 








. cord. 


63-26 


School District No. 2 


326-00 



$119-78 Sup. School Committee, 150-00 



PRINTING & STATIONERY. 
Jones & Cogswell, 2-25 



Parsonage Funds. 

North Congregational Society, 41 42 

West Congregational Society, 19 87 

South Congregational Society, 34 30 

East Congregational Society, 19 53 

Methodist Society, 14 58 

First Baptist Society, 27 88 

Pleasant Street Baptist Society, 8 76 

XJniversalist Society 26 35 

Unitarian Society, 31 52 

Episcopal Society, 16 00 

First Free Will Baptist Society, 6 20 

South Free Will Baptist Society, 3 00 



21 

Christian Society at Fislierville, 5 85 

Congregational Society, " 10 19 

Methodist Society, " 3 90 

Baptist Society, " 10 70 

Universalist Society, " 1 75 

8281 80 
Assets of the City, Feb. 1, 1§56. 

4 shares Mechanicks' Bank, 400 00 

George Bradley's note and interest, 127 44 

City Hall lot, 10,000 00 

Balance due from Abraham Bean, 112 00 

" John C. Pillsbury, Collector in 1853,. 2188 35 

" from J. L. Cilley, Collector in 1854,. 743 94 

" " B. F. Gale, of uncollected taxes, 3085 13 

Due from Montreal Railroad, 700 00 

McDaniel house, 1 163 00 

Legacy of Abiel Walker, for benefit of schools,. . 1000 00 

$19519 86 
Inventory of Property at Marshal's Oflice. 

1 clock, 5 00 

1 desk for Police Justice, 15 00 

1 writing table, 8 00 

1 book case and table, 3 00 

27 silver police badges, 33 75 

2 set of handcuffs, (3 set mentioned in last year's in- 
ventory, not found,) 2 67 

8 lobby keys, 1 50 

Lock on door to Marshal's office, and 6 keys to same, 1 75 

1 small axe, 75 

6 common chairs, 1 00 

2 arm chairs, 2 00 

1 copy N. H. Compiled Statutes, 1 83 

1 pitcher, 50 

Stationery, &c., 3 00 

4 larrterns, 3 00 

1 stove and funnel, 9 00 

1 snow shovel, 1 00 

$92 75 



22 

Inventory of property at City Clerk's office. 

1 long writing tabic, 6 drawers, valued at 10 OO 

1 short " " 1 drawer, " " 5 00 

2 large cases, 24 00 

1 pine desk, 2 00 

12 common chairs, 6 00 

3 arm chairs, 4 50 

2 book racks, 1 00 

1 book case, 2 00 

2 lamps and fluid can, 1 25 

Shovel, tongs, brush, dust pan, pitcher, hatchet, and 

sundry other indispensables, 2 00 

2 inkstands, pen rack, sand box, shears, stationery, &c., 4 00 

1 small trunk, 1 25 

1 Compiled Laws of N. H.,....« 1 83 

1 Town Ofiicer, 75 

1 Geology of N. H., 2 87 

13 vols, of N. H. Reports, 45 50 

1 Transactions of N. H. Agricultural Society, 2 00 

3 vols. Laws of N. H., (old.) 

1 Compendium of 6th Census, 

1 Statistics of 7th Census, 

1 Tax Maker, 

1 List of U. S, Pensioners, 

Picture of Concord, in frame, 3 00 

$118 95 

Estimated value of Property belonging- to Cem- 
eteries. 

Hearses. Hoixses. Value. 

North Cemetery, 14000 100-00 24000 

East Village Cemetery, 135-00 65-00 200-00 

West Village " 12800 65-00 193-00 

Fisherville " 10000 6500 16500 

Mill Village " 100-00 65-00 165-00 

Total value, exclusive of lots and fence, $96300 

De1)ts due from tbe City. 

The debt of the City, amounting in April, 1854, to 
$32,425 11, was funded and increased by expense of build- 
ing the City Hall, to 854,500 00. 



REPORTS 



THIRD ANNUAL EEEORT 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON THE CITY EARM. 



To the Board of Mayor and Aldermen : 

The undersigned, Joint Standing Committee on the City- 
Farm, having attended to the duty of taking an inventory of 
the real and personal property of the Farm, would submit 
the following statement as the third annual report under the 
City charter : 

Appraised value of farm and buildings in 1855, 7,400 00 
Appraised value of personal property in 1855, 2,811 12 

Total, 810,211 12 

Appraised value of farm and buildings in 1856, 7,400 00 
Appraised value of personal property in 1856, 2,839 63 

Total, !$10,239 63 

Whole number now at the Farm, 20 

Number who have received aid at the Farm, 14 

The receipts and expenditures for carrying on the Farm 
during the last year will appear under the report of the 
Overseer. We cannot close this report without adding an 
approval of what was said in the two last annual reports by 



24 

the Committee on the Farm, in respect to the Overseer and 
Matron, Mr. and Mrs. Gill, who fully sustain the reputation 
awarded them by the former committee, in their system and 
order of arrangement in carrying on the Farm, and taking 
care of the unfortunate paupers. We found the house in 
complete order, a pattern of neatness from cellar to attic ; 
and in the barn and sheds, there was a place for every article 
and every article in its place. 
Respectfully submitted, 

MOSES HUMPHREY, ) 
HIRAM FARNUM, } Committee. 
ROBERT B. HOYT, j 
Concord, Feb. 2, 1856. 



iiivcntory of Rejil and Personal Property 

BELONGIXG TO THE CITY FARM. 



Farm, 180 acres, at 830 per acre, 5,400 00 

Buildings, 2,000 00 

87,400 00 

1 horse, 125 00 

6 oxen, 435 00 

1 3-year old bull, 20 00 

9 cows, 224 00 

17 sheep, 44 54 

5 shotes, 62 00 

18 tons English hay, at 820 per ton, 360 00 

8 tons brook hay, at 810 per ton, 80 00 

1 ton rye straw, 6 00 

Corn fodder, 20 00 

20 bushels rye, 25 00 

1 15 bushels corn, 138 00 



25 

100 bushels oats, 55 CO 

4 1-2 bushels peas, 4 50 

18 bushels beans, 45 00 

300 bushels potatoes, at 25 cents, 105 00 

25 bushels turnips and beets, at 25 cents, 6 25 

241 lbs. fresh beef, at 8 cents, 19 28 

92 lbs. mutton, at 7 cents, 6 44 

48 lbs. fresh pork, at 8 cents, 3 84 

209 lbs. ham, at 10 cents, 20 90 

40 lbs. shanks, at 2 cents, 80 

332 lbs. cheese, at 12 cents, 39 84 

63 lbs. butter, at 25 cents, 15 75 

125 lbs. lard, at 12 1-2 cents, 15 62 

160 lbs. tallow, at 10 cents, 16 00 

50 lbs. soap grease, at 6 cents, 3 00 

50 lbs. dried apple, at 5 cents, 2 50 

30 lbs. tea, at 27 cents, 8 10 

3 1-2 barrels beef, at 813 per bbl., 45 50 

4 barrels pork, at S20 per bbl., 80 00 

1 barrel flour, 11 62 

1 barrel vinegar ... - 4 00 

1-2 barrel pickles, 2 50 

4 barrels soap, at $5 per bbl., 20 00 

3 gallons molasses, 1 32 

14 yards flannel, 7 00 

9 yards frocking, 3 78 

4 lbs. sole leather, 80 

3 lbs. rolls, , 1 50 

2 M. feet boards, 24 OO 

iO cords wood, 120 00 

I sleigh and harness, 25 00 

l gig wagons, 80 00 

1 carts 15 00 

2 pair cart wheels, ♦ . 20 00 

6 plows, 30 00 

3 harrows, , . 12 00 

7 saws and axes, 5 00 

2 shovels, 1 50 

5 scythes and snaiths, 5 00 

6 hoes, 3 00 

1 winnowing mill, 6 00 

2 sleds and 1 barrow, 8 00 

40 dry casks and tubs, 12 00 



1 horse rake, 8 00 

Horse-collar, chains and whifHetree, 3 00 

2 beetles and wedges, 2 00 

3 grindstones, 4 00 

1 cultivator, 2 50 

4 ox yokes, 12 00 

4 augers and chisels, 1 00 

5 chains and bar, 6 00 

10 baskets, 4 00 

1 square and shave, 1 00 

Cross-cut saw and steel trap, 2 00 

Set dry measures, 1 00 

' $271 00 

The household furniture remains as last year, valued at 
$339 25. 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES AT CITY FAM. 



Received at City Farm. 



Fcb.a, '55, cash on hand, 107-16 

For one pair of oxen, 145'00 

" 18 lbs. cheese, 2-25 

" 32 1-4 lbs. cheese, 4-51 

" Icalf, 375 

" 24 bush, potatoes, 21-00 

" 13 " " 11-37 

.» 13 u « 9-75 

" 1 « « 1-00 

« Icalf, 4-25 

" 2 bush, oats, 1-34 

" 4 qts. beans, 25 

" 2 bush, oats, 1-33 

" 1 calt, 4-50 

" I bush, beans, 3-00 

Of the City Treasurer, 100-00 



For 194 lbs. hide, 12-61 

" 8 pelts, 6-67 

Of the City Treasurer, 100-00 
" Moses Humphrey, for 



use of land, 
For pasturing 2 cows, 
" 1-2 bush, beans, 
" 1 pair of oxen, 
" 6 lbs, pork, 
" 1 calf, 
" milk, 

" feeting and yarn, 
" eggs, 
" pair of shirts. 



12-00 

16-00 

1-25 

145-00 

90 

5-00 

22-00 

17-00 

8-00 

1-00 

$767-89 



27 



Expenditures at City Farm. 



Fo 


r 1 pitch fork, 


70 


For 1 scvthc. 


92 


tt 


1 bbl. flour, 


12-25 


" 1 raive, 


67 


(( 


1 bush, salt. 


58 


" 1 pair of oxen. 


130.00 


ts 


4 lbs. sugar, 


28 


" 1 pair of oxen. 


11000 


(C 


1 bag salt, 


28 


" 3 lbs. saleratus, 


21 


(( 


1 bushel salt, 


67 


" 1 oz. nutmeg. 


10 


(( 


10 lbs. fish, 


43 


« 2 lbs. tea, 


84 


tl 


8 lbs. tobacco, 


110 


" 4 lbs. cofl'ee. 


46 


u 


2 lbs. saleratus, 


14 


" 6 lbs. sugar, 


42 


" 


1 quart oil, 


25 


" 4 lbs. sugar, 


38 


(( 


100 lbs. fish. 


4-00 


" 6 pipes, 


04 


(( 


1 bbl. flour. 


10-50 


" 2 gals, molasses, 


60 


u 


1-4 lb. linen threac 


, 24 


" burying clothes, 


75 


u 


47 lbs. tea, 


12-69 


" 10 lbs. tobacco, 


1-40 


« 


1 pair shoes, 


1-25 


" 1 lantern, 


50 


(( 


6 yards cassimere, 


4-62 


" blacksmith bill. 


9-76 


(( 


22 lbs. tobacco, 


2-81 


" seed corn, 


2-50 


u 


7 yards cassimere. 


4-45 


" 10 lbs. tobacco. 


1-50 


11 


quart oil, 


25 


" 1 lb. tea. 


50 


it 


2 lbs. saleratus, 


14 


•' 8 lbs. sugar. 


64 


u 


2 bbls. flour, 


23-25 


" 6 lbs. coffee, 


75 


(( 


1 lb. pepper. 


17 


" 2 lbs. tea. 


90 


(( 


1 lb. wicking, 


25 


" 2 hats, 


25 


(( 


1 pair of boots, 


1.33 


" peppermint, 


25 


t; 


1 leach tub, 


50 


" 24 lbs. sugar. 


2-02 


(( 


30 3-4 gal. molasses 


,9-22 


" screws and brads, 


16 


(( 


7 bushels salt. 


4-37 


" 5 pigs, 


10*0 


(( 


crackers. 


2-00 


" 8 bushels rye, 


11-50 


(( 


2 yards gingham. 


25 


" 4 lb«. coffee. 


52 


»' 


thread, silk, twist. 


117 


" 2 lbs. tea. 


92 


li 


2 pairs suspenders. 


34 


" 5 lbs tobacco. 


70 


a 


218 1-2 yds cotton 




" 13 3-4 days work 


, 17-00 




cloth. 


18.59 


" tin ware, 


3-00 


u 


books. 


50 


" 7 1-2 lbs. tea. 


3-94 


(( 


combs. 


50 


" 10 lbs. coffee. 


1-25 


(( 


1 gross matches. 


60 


" thrashing oats, 


800 


(( 


twine, shoe thread. 


40 


" tailoress work. 


1.00 


c; 


3 lbs. ginger. 


30 


" 34 lbs. sugar, 


3-42 


(; 


4 lbs. saleratus, 


28 


" pasturing cattle. 


3200 


(( 


4 oz. camphor gum 


24 


" boy driving cattle 


50 


(( 


7 oz. indigo. 


63 


" 3 bushels rye. 


4.50 


(( 


4 lbs. coffee, 


50 


" 2 days work. 


2-08 



28 



For 



pins, hooks & eyes 


48 For 1 bbl. cider. 


2-00 


4 bags salt, 


112 


•' 8 lbs. raisins. 


1-35 


1 pair shoes. 


100 


" pain killer. 


13 


7 lbs. rice, 


49 


' 1-4 lb. cassia, 


13 


1 lb. starch, 


14 


' 1-4 lb. nutmegs, 


31 


burgundy pitch. 


25 


' peppermint. 


25 


1 clothes line. 


30 


' 1 gallon new rum, 


62 


2 bed cords. 


60 


" 2 lbs. rice. 


14 


2 lbs. copperas. 


12 


' 8 lbs. rosin. 


24 


4 lbs. cofFee, 


50 


' 1-2 lb. pepper. 


07 


butchering, 


200 


' 1 bbl. flour. 


1000 


1 quart of oil. 


58 


' 3 lbs. logwood. 


15 


2 lbs. saleratus, 


14 


' buttons and thread. 


25 


1 lb. ginger, 


10 


' 1 lb. pepper. 


15 


sawing 4523 feet 




' 3 yards drilling. 


45 


of boards. 


904 


' 1 lb. allspice. 


16 


2 gals, molasses. 


88 


' 3 lbs. epsom salts, 


37 


1 cow. 


1700 


' medicine. 


1-37 


3 pairs shoes. 


300 


• solder, 


20 


7 bs. tobacco. 


112 


' 1 hat. 


50 


2 lbs. wicking. 


50 


' 1 pair of shoes. 


75 


1 bbl. apples. 


1-25 


' handkerchiefs. 


100 


2 gals, molasses. 


90 


' 3 chambers, 


75 


3-4 ton plaster. 


6-75 


' tape, 


25 


1-2 lb. tea. 


25 


' id lbs. batting. 


100 


100 lbs. fish. 


4.00 


' 12 lbs. sugar. 


1 00 


3-4 bush, herds' 




" 68 yards print. 


6.95 


grass seed. 


3-00 


" 2 bushels salt, 


1-34 


25 lbs. clover seed. 


3-37 


' tape and salt peter, 


16 


1 bbl. flour. 


1200 


' 1 lb. cream tartar, 


42 


1 bbl. mackerel, 


800 


' 2 brooms, 


50 


100 lbs. fish, 


4- 12 


' 1 paper tacks, 


10 


13 1-2 yds. denims. 


1-89 


' filing saw. 


1-17 


9 lbs. nails, 
1 broom. 


45 
25 






608-89 


1 bed cord, 


30 







REPORT 0¥ CHIEF ENGINEER. 

To His Honor the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of tha 
City of Concord: 

In obedience with my duty as Chief Engineer, as pro- 
vided in the ordnance in relation to the Fire Department, I 
hereby report as follows : 

The Fire Department, as at present constituted, consists of 
a Board of Engineers, six Engine Companies, and one Hook 
and Ladder Company, as follows : 

Board of Engineers, True Osgood, Chief Engineer; 
A. B. Holt, First Assistant Engineer ; and Lowell Eastman, 
John Abbott, James L. Mason, Chas. E. Savory, David A. 
Brown, Cyrus Robinson, Assistant Engineers, and B. H. Lin- 
coln, Clerk. 

Concord, No. 2, located at North End, State Street, has 
five hundred and fifty feet of hose, all in good condition, and 
numbers fifty men, whose names are as follows : — H. H. 
Holt, Foreman and Steward^ Luther Roby, jr.,2d Foreman^ 
C. H. Burr, Clerk, R. M. Ordway, Herbert Seavey, C. R. 
Cass, John D. West, J. J. Wyman, Hosemen^ and Wm. J. 
Locke, George Dame, Joseph Brown, M. D. Drew, F. La 
Bonta, Samuel Wallace, James Morrill, E. S. Towle, W. 
Odlin, Sewel Hoyt, C. C. Hartford, S. M. Griflnn, George 
H. Marston, R. F. Foster, J. B. Walker, Wm. Roby, Charles 
Baxter, Calvin Smart, H. P. Sweetser, T. R. Elwell, L. A. 
Walker, S. Seavey, Wm. Ballard, M. A. Holt, W. Wallace, A. 
A. Moore, S. B. Marston, George W. Emerton, John S. 
Blodgett, E. W. Moulton, D. Kenerdy, George Brackett, John 
Richardson, M. H Bradley, A. H. Moores, Daniel Rand, John 
M. Hill, Isaac N. Elwell, Lowell Sherman, Jacob W. Watson, 
John M. Bowker. 

Mechanics, No. 3, at South End Main Street, has five 
hundred feet of hose, and fifty-three members, viz : — L. P. 
Fuller, Foreman, Caleb Parker, Assistant Foreman, Daniel 
Widner, Clerk, Daniel J. Webster, Treasurer, J. H. Abbot, 
Foreman of Hose, Josiah Cooper, Charles E. Thompson, 



Samuel Shute, Standing Committee^ and J. S. Abbott, J. M. 
Cook, Joseph C. Trask, W, E. Morton, Joel Howe, Daniel 
H. Stokes, Charles H. Abbott, Wm. Stevens, Joseph J. Pills- 
bury, Charles D. Gate, Joseph Myers, Edward San born, Joseph 
Lamper, Asa Parker, Charles Butters, Abel Lamper, Chan- 
dler Stevens, John K. Stokes, Samuel Gage, James Thomp- 
son, J. S. Davis, Luther Lewis, Perry Curtis, A. J. Tilton, 
Amos Lock, Freeman Sanborn, Charles Bradley, Oliver Tur- 
ner, B. F. Kimball, S. C. Lull, C. S. Colby, Wm. Cloud, J. 
H. Stevens, H. J. CoUis, Dudley Winslow, E. Hodgkins, 
John M. Fellows, Thos. Upham, J. F. Whittridge, B. Green, 
J. M. Otis, Joseph Crummett, Jesse Lull, Albert F. Mores, 
George A. Fellows. 

Merrimack No. 4, located on Warren Street, has six hun- 
dred feet of hose, and fifty members, as follows : — John D. 
Teel, Foreman, Jonathan Sargent, Assistant Forc7nan, John 
H. Nichols, Clerk, Jeremiah Brown, Treasurer, Jonathan 
Sanborn, I. F. IMorse, S. B. Whittier, Standing Committee, 
and Charles J. Elliot, Luther P. Cheney, Rufus Clement, 
A. B. Holt, Jacob C. Dunklee, J. D. Cooper, Jonathan Sar- 
gent, Wm. B. Hoitt, Joseph Keser, James G. Alexander, F. 
V. Osgood, Calvin Goodspeed, Patrick Morrison, Perkins 
Gale, J. Hoitt, Perkins Kimball, James Davis, C. C. Webster, 
L. D. Boynton, W. G. Shaw, D. R. Rovve, Richard Hoitt, 
Joshua Heath, W. W. Taylor, H. A. Mann, S. D. Greely, 
Wm. Carr, S. Edmunds, J. W. Prescott, Charles E. Mead, 
W. J. Mead, H. Conner, W. S. Davis, Nelson Tenney, C. S. 
Wilson, R. Lake, J. S. Sanders, J. S. Webster, A. Morrison, 
C. T. Lane, Calvin Gerrish, Albert Ordway, C. H. Kidder, 
Joseph C. Osgood. 

Torrent No. 6, located at West Concord, has four hundred 
feet of good hose, and one hundred feet of old hose, and 
numbers forty-seven members, viz : — John Abbott, J^orewara, 
Andrew Jackson, Second Foreman, George E. Holden, 
Clerk, and B. F. Dow, Charles R. Brown, Wm. T. Clough, 
J. Farnum, W. H. Brown, Jeremiah Upton, M.F. Clough, B. F. 
Holden, R. R. Hall, Charles H. Clough, Alpheus W. Clough, 
M. PL Farnum, Geo. \V. Brown, Asa P. Tenney, Jun., Joseph 
Eastman, E. C. Ferrin, Moses Humphrey, Daniel Marden, 
J. Crosby, Chandler Eastman, J. O. Harrington, Elijah 
Thomas, Charles Upton, O. A. Williams, A. Williams, S. 
Humphrey, S. W. Killom, Cyrus F. Fletcher, H. M. Good- 
rich, Lyman Sawyer, Thomas Lyon, S. Ames, Michael Hu- 



31 

ben, Rufus Abbott, M. Bedel, J. H. Kellum, A. S. Abbott, V. 
M. Flail, J. N. Speed, J. C. Rand, B. Humphrey, Wm. F. 
^peed, Jeremiah Quinn, Hiram Farnum. 

Old Fort, No. 7, situated at East Concord, has three 
hundred feet of hose, and thirty eight members, viz : Eph- 
raim S. Colby, Foreman., W. Page, 2fZ Foreman., Charles E. 
Robinson, Clerk., James M. Carlton, Treasurer, Ebenezer 
Eastman, Wm. Page, Charles P. Adams, Trustees., and Cy- 
rus Robinson, Isaac Eastman, Pieman Sanborn, A. B. Seavy, 
Chas. H. Sanborn, W. St. Clair, S. Bean, S. T. Bean, J. 
Sullivan, Lewis Bean, James Fryc, Gardner Tenney, J. Kim- 
ball, Geo. W. Moody, James Sanborn, M. C. Eastman, W. 
Hill, Mark Ployd, Jonathan Stinson, A. B. Sanborn, J. E. 
Pecker, J. F. Batchelder, C. P. Robinson, C. Farrar, Geo. 
W. Moulton, Wm. Pecker, Benj. P. Kimball, Samuel Moody, 
R. B. Locke, H. Clark, Geo. Turner, Samuel Eastman, G. 
W. Stone, J. Clough. 

Pioneer, No. 8, located at Fisherville, has five hundred 
feet of hose, and numbers fifty members, viz : Leonard 
Drown, Foreman, Abial Rolfe, Assistant Foreman, Samuel 
Merriam, Clerk and Treasurer, and John A. Coburn, Isaac 
G. Howe, A. H. Drown, D. A. Brown, S. R. Flanders, C. W. 
Hardy, W. H. Allen, Nathaniel Rolfe, Hazen Knowlton, S. 

C. Pickard, Charles L. Batchelder, J. B. Rand, T. C. Rolfe, 
S. G. Long, Chas. Abbott, N. Emerson, J. S. Shepard, G. 

B. Elliot, F. Elliot, J. C. Shepard, J. S. Durgin, Benj. Mor- 
rill, Jared Sparks, Samuel Holt, A. L. Smith, E. Worth, 3d, 

D. W. Martin, H. F. Brown, E. M. Ardle, Frank A. Abbott, 

E. H. Abbott, J. N. Vesper, J. V. Smith, Geo. L. Elkins, C. 
W. Chase, M. H. Bean, J. W. Jameson, I. P. Durgin, R. C. 
Danforth, J. S. Bean, S. Cheney, J. W. Eaton, J. S. Tyler, 

C. D. Rowell, F. Morse, S. Davis, D. Brogton. 

Hook and Ladder Co., No. 1, on Warren St., in the 
same building with Engine No. 4, has thirty-nine members, 
viz : Chas. K. West, Foreman, John C. Hall, 2(f Foreman, 

E. Eastman, Clerk, and Jos. B. Smart, John L. Gordon, F. 
S. Crawford, Thos. B. Jones, Harry Houston, Curtis White, 
S. N. Farnsworth, Moses M. Chick, Joel C. Danforth, Chas. 
Burnside, I. A. Hill, S. S. Graves, Josiah B. Sanborn, Chas. 

F. Barton, Gust. Walker, J. L. Cilley, John C. PiUsbury, 
Dexter W. Smith, Chas. W. Batchelder, Thos. P. Hill, Robt. 
Crummett, Lucius Buker, Jeremiah Smith, J. P. Wheeler, J. 
T. Elliot, M. Dennett, Chas. Dennett, R. L. Tilton, N. M. 



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Weeks, Geo. Fellows, S. Batchelder, Thos. Burton, J. Lcehy, 
Chas. C. Shaw, Wm. R. Walker. 

Especial pains have been taken by the Board of Engi- 
neers and by the officers having in charge the various engines 
and other apparatus belonging to the Department, to have 
them in good order, and it is believed that the engines, res- 
ervoirs, &c., were never in a better condition, than at the 
present time. 

In addition to the above, there are two old engines, one at 
the north end of Main St., and one at the south end, which 
have been put in order and supplied with hose which was 
not considered strong enough for the larger engines, but 
which will answer for engines of that size. These are now 
used and kept in good working order by lads of from four- 
teen to eighteen years of age, who are neatly uniformed, 
and make a veiy creditable appearance. 

There have been but three alarms of fire during the past 
year, at which any portion of the Department was called 
out ; the first was at the house of James Frye, at East Concord, 
at which No. 7 engine only was called out — damage trifling. 
The second was at the Bog, so called. May 27, to which only 
No. 6 was called — damage small. The fhird, Aug. 21, was 
the house on School St., occupied by Mr. J. Cummings, total- 
ly destroyed — loss about $1000. 

You will see by the report from Engine Co. No. 7, situat- 
ed at East Concord, that that engine has only three hundred 
feet of hose, a quantity altogether inadequate to the wants 
of that portion of the city. It seems highly necessary that 
there should be furnished for that company at least one hun- 
dred feet additional. 

There have been no new reservoirs built within the past 
year, and for the location and number already existing, I 
would refer you to the report of the late Chief Engineer. 
The interest of the city would seem to require that a reser- 
voir should be constructed during the coming season in the 
vicinity of the new City Hall. There is also a large portion 
of the southwesterly part of our city, including the vicinity 
of Pleasant, Rumford, Merrimack, Warren, School and Ta- 
hanto streets, and, indeed, all that section of the city now 
thickly covered with wooden buildings, which, in case of 
fire, would have no water to be relied upon short of from 
one to two thousand feet. 



The entire expense of the Fire Department during the 
current year, for pay of Engineers and Firemen, new arti- 
cles purchased, repairs of hose, reservoirs, &c., has been 
.^1115.55. 

All which is respectfully submitted, 

TRUE OSGOOD, Chief Engineer. 
Concord, Feb. 20, 1856. 



REPORT OP POLICE JUSTICE, 



To His Honor the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the 

City of Concord : 

In obedience to the provisions of the City charter, I 
herewith respectfully submit the third Annual Report of the 
Police Court of said City : 
Number of entries upon the civil docket, 33 

" " " " " criminal docket, 92 

The following are the crimes for which arrests have been 
made, viz : 

Murder, 1 

Assault with intent to kill, 2 

Adultery, 5 

Fornication, S 

Violation of license law, 12 

" " City ordinances, 3 

Larceny, 13 

Assault and battery, « . . 19 

Drunkenness, 17 

Selling goods by lottery, 5 

Obtaining goods by fraud, 3 

Giving dramatic representations without license, 1 

Selling goods and wares without license, 1 

Indecent exposure of person, 1 

Bastardy, , • . . , . 1 



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Assault, , 

Passing counterfeit money, 

Vagabond, ^ 

109 

Of the foregoing— 
Sentenced to pay fines, ^ • ^ 



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1 
1 



House of Correction, • 

Recognized for trial at Supreme Judicial Court and 

Court of Common Pleas, 

Recognized to keep the peace, 

Transferred by appeal, ^^ 

Discharged, • • • ," * *i " * 

The amount of fees charged and fines ordered on 

criminal docket, .......^05 U4 

The amount of fees charged and fines ordered on 

civil docket, ^^ ^^ 

$327 89 
The undersigned has attended every Police Court which 
has been held since his appointment. _ 

The attendance of trials in the Police Court comprises but 
a small part of the labor incident to the office of Police Jus- 
tice in comparison with the making of records and copies ot 
cases ordered to other Courts, receiving bills of cost, and 
paying out the same in small sums to numerous persons as 
witnefses and others, entitled to the same, collecting small 
bills due the office, &c. , ^ , ^ •. -n 

From an examination of the records of the office, it will 
be found that the Police Court is a source of revenue to the 
City No suitable place has yet been provided by the City 
in which to hold the Police Court, as required by the City 
charter. During the brief period in which we shall hold the 
office of Police Justice, wc shall be satisfied with such ac- 
commodations as the City Council shall deem sautable and 
proper. But inasmuch as the people are now being taxed 
for the erection of a building which should afford every 
necessary accommodation, would it not be a matter of econ- 
omy, seasonably to prepare a suitable room in that building 
for the Police Courts, which would not be under the control 
of the county or its officers } 



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Josiah Stevens as Police Justice, 

To the City of Concord, Dr. 

To cash received for fines, fees, &;c., as per book 

account, 8249 12 

Contra. 

By cash paid City Treasurer per receipt, 215 93 

By cash paid to sundry individuals as per account,. 33 19 



8249 12 
JOSIAH STEVENS, Police Justice. 
Concord, January 28, 1856. 



REPORT 



COMMITTEE ON CITY LIBRARY. 



In obedience to the requisition of the sixth article in the fourth section 
of the Ordinance of the 2oth of August, 185.5, establishing the Public Li- 
brary, the Trustees beg leave to submit to the City Council the following 

REPORT. 

By reason of the room designed for the accommodation of the library 
being not yet finished, and the Trustees not deeming it expedient to pro- 
cure and fit up one for a few months only, even were they furnished with 
the means to do so, the progress made toward putting the Library in op- 
eration has necessarily been slow, and may to some seem even tardy ; 
but the Trustees see no way by which, under the circumstances, its pro- 
gress could have been hastened. 

The Board has been organized by the choice of a President, Secretary 
and Treasuier. 

It has also adopted a code of By-laws for the rej^ulation and manage- 
ment of the Library, and appointed committees for the several purposes 
of purchasing, numbering and arranging the books, superintending the 
fitting up and preparing the room for the accommodation of the Library, 
and for other incidentals necessary to carry the enterprise into full effect. 

The fifteen hundred dollars, appropriated for the establishment of tho 
Library by the City Council, has been drawn from the City Treasury by 
the Treasurer of this Board, and deposited in Merrimack County Bank, 
ready to bo drawn from time to time, as it may be needed for the purchase 
of books, the preparation of the room, &c. 

No money has yet been expended. 



A few donations in books have been received, and many persons have 
signified their intention of doing so, whenever the Library shall go into 
successful operation. 

The donation of gl300, pledged by three liberal gentlemen in Boston, 
natives of this City, (to wit,) S'500 by John L. Emmons, Esq., goOO by 
John C. Abbott, Esq., and ,g300 by Octavius Rogers, Esq., has not yet 
been collected or called for, but will be, when needed for the purchase of 
books. 

It is the intention of the Trustees, as soon as arrangements can be made, 
to proceed to purchasing books and preparing them for the Library. 

It will be important that they all be numbered and entered upon the 
catalogue before being placed upon tlie shelves in the library. A due re- 
gard to economy will also require that many of the volumes be covered. 
All this will require much time and labor, yet it is intended that it shall 
be accomplished in season for them to be removed to the Libranj Room 
by the time that shall be prepared for their accommodation. 

The sum of y^loOO having been appropriated towards this enterprise 
by the City Council, J5(1300 pledged by natives of this ('ity, but residing 
and doing business in Boston, beside liberal donations in books and money 
which may be expected from our resident citizens, it will at once appear 
manifest that the library will go into op'jration under very favorable cir- 
cumstances, and with every reasonable prospect of complete success and 
of permanent usefulness. 

To accomplish this desirable object, however, it will be necessary to 
enlist in its favor, not only the sympathy, the interest, and the patronage 
of the citizens of Concord, but also the whole strength of that feeling by 
which citizens of the same community are bound to the place of their 
birth or adoption, and which impels them forward in the promotion of great 
and important enterprises. 

The Trustees consider it highly important that the Public Library become 
the cherished insiitntion of the City ; of all the 2)eople of the City ; as its 
benefits are equally accessible to ail, it is hoped that ?i07ie will feel indifferent 
to its progress and usefulness. It is hoped that the City Council will, 
from year to year, make liberal appropriations for its growth and prosperi- 
ty, that all our citizens will most cheerfully bestow their sympathy and 
munificence upon it, and feel an ardent and abiding interest in its growth, 
prosperity and usefulness ; that our public spirited and liberal individuals 
will make it the object of their generosity and patronage ; and that all 
alike will endeavor to make it what the Trustees hope and wish it may 
be, an honor and ornament to the City, and useful to the rising generation 
and to the public. 

They hope and confidently expect, that from time to time considerable 
donations in books will be made to the library by our citizens, and that 
they will take great pleasure in so doing, to requite, in this way, the 
advantage derived from the use of the library. 

Beside the valuable collections which can hardly fail to be received in 
this way, it may with equal confidence be anticipated that frequent acces- 
sions will be made to the library by the donations of single volumes, or 
of a small number of books, which, however inconsiderable in a single 
case, become in the course of time, an important source of increase to the 
library. 

The Trustees, therefore, embrace the opportunity, in presenting this 
report, to solicit the liberality of the City Council and of the citizens of 
Concord, and ask them to sustain by their patronage, their zeal, and their 
warmest sympathies, an institution calculated to be of such vast impor- 
tance in the advancement of literature and useful knowledge in their midst. 

Should the Public Library win the public favor, as the Trustees most 
fondly hope and confidently anticipate, it will soon reach a size which will 
be, not only imposing, and in the highest decree useful to the community, 
but also an honor and an ornament to the City of Concord, and an insti- 
tution in which she may entertain a just and laudable pride. 



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Should the expectations of the Trustees be realized and should the 
Public Library be found to supply an existing defect in our system of edu- 
cation, not only the Trustees, but all friends and patrons of the institu- 
tion will be higlily gratified. 

With these views, the undersigned. Trustees of the'Public Library, sub- 
mit the subject to the consideration of the City Council, and to the citizens 
of Concord. 

WM. PRESCOTT, 
SIMEON ABBOTT, 
JOSIAH STEVENS, 
L. D. STEVENS. 



EEPORT 

OF THE 

SUPERINTENDENT 

OF 

REP AIRS or HIGHWAYS & BRIDGES. 



To the Board of Mayor and Aldermen oj the City of Con- 
cord : 

The Superintendent of Repairs of Highways and Bridges 
has the honor to make the following report : 

Immediately after receiving my appointment, I commenc- 
ed operations, by making the following appointments of Sub- 
Agents in the different Highway Districts of the city, not 
under my own supervision, together with the amount of tax 
apportioned to each District. 

Highway District No. 1, Reuben Goodwin, 49 29 

2, John Ewer, 34 77 

3, Charles Graham, 47 02 

4, Henry H. Potter, 43 22 

5, Abraham D. Mann, 71 87 

6, James Sanborn, 229 66 

7, John Lock, 19 82 



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Highway District No. 8, Oilman W. Holt, 28 60 

10, William H. Brown, 144 83 

11, Alfred C. Abbott, 22 38 

12, Hiram Simpson, 345 10 

13, Eli Elliot, 48 64 

14, Ephraim C. Elliott, 27 33 

15, Ephraim F. Swett, 21 26 

16, Francis F. Hoit, 37 51 

17, "Wm. B. Thompson, 28 40 

18, Samuel Ames, 60 75 

19, Henry Martin, Jun., 30 16 

20, Edward P. Farnum, 29 46 

21, John Ballard, 40 00 

22, Charles Hall, 48 84 

23, John Corliss, 72 62 

24, Andrew S.Smith, 22 17 

25, Isaac Abbott, 78 12 

26, Woodbury Flanders, 34 59 

29, Jeptha G. Holmes, 26 70 

30, Elbridgc Dimond, 32 70 

31, Reuben M. Myers, 11 47 



81679 75 



In the above Districts, the tax has mostly been paid in 
labor, and so far as I have been able to ascertain, has been 
laid out for the best interests of the city. 

In Highway Districts No. 9, 27 and 28, which comprise 
Wards 4, 5, 6, and part of 7, which, by the city ordinance, 
were made one district, and placed under the immediate care 
of the Superintendent, the tax amounts to the sum of 4423 50 
Rcc'd from sundry individuals on account of drains, 40 00 
Rec'd from City of Concord for sewers as per vouch- 
ers, 122 05 

$4585 55 
Of the above amount there has been col- 
lected in cash the sum of 3649 74 

In work, 473 64 

$4123 3S 

Leaving a balance in the superintendent's hands un- 
settled of $462 17 



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Of the above balance I think I can safely report that there 
will not remain at the close of the year not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty dollars of taxes uncollected, and of those, 
two thirds of them are poll taxes of the small amount of 39 
cts. each, against individuals which would cost more to col- 
lect than they are worth. 

Soon after I commenced repairs, several of the citizens 
called upon me for edge stone for side walks, and as I could 
not ascertain that there had been any definite or settled pol- 
icy to guide me in the premises, I adopted this plan — to allow 
them 12 1-2 cts. per foot for the stone, they paying the expense 
ofsetting, which in mostcases was entirely satisfactory. Under 
that agreement, I have paid for 2512 feet of stone at 12 1-2 
cts. per foot, $314,00, and have laid down 494 feet of flag 
stones at a cost of 863,07. 

Whenever I could use the gravel that belonged to the city, 
I have done so in all cases, but it is so coarse that a good 
road cannot be made with it. I have therefore been under 
the necessity of purchasing about two thousand loads at an 
expense of $154. I have taken from the city lot, and from 
all other sources, as near as I can ascertain, about three thou- 
sand loads. 

I purchased of Chandler Eastman two ox carts, for which 
I paid $130. It was my intention to have bought two yoke 
of oxen, but upon enquiring I found that they were so high, 
and feed so dear, the interest of the city would be better sub- 
served by hiring teams. 

I have paid A. B. Currier for 6 shovels and 1 hoe, $6,58 ; 
Lowell Eastman for snow plough, &c., $5,02 ; James Hoit 
for grates for drains, &c., $6,31. 

1 commenced work as Superintendent the 17th day of 
April, 1855, and I have charged in my account for one hun- 
dred and eighty days service at $2 per day, $360,00, to Feb. 
20, 1856. The balance of moneys which have come into 
my hands not specified above, has been paid out for labor as 
my vouchers will show. 

Belonging to this Highway District are 2 ox carts nearly 
new, 2 snow ploughs, 5 shovels, 3 picks, 3 lanterns and 2 
stone hammers. 

Before closing this report, if not deemed out of place, I 
will make for your consideration a few suggestions. 

The land on which the compact part of the city is built, is 
so flat and wet, and there has so little attention been paid to 



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drains for carrying off the water from the streets, it seems to 
be very necessary that some regular system of drainage 
should be entered upon at once. The streets could be kept 
in better order and at much less expense. 

Lighting the streets is a subject also which to my attention 
has frequently been called Private individuals are put- 
ting up lamps to suit their own convenience, but the time will 
probably soon come, when there will have to be some regu- 
lar plan adopted, and these private lamps will become the 
property of the city. One suggestion which I am disposed 
to think favorably of is, that a separate tax be assessed upon 
the inhabitants living in the compact part of the city, to defray 
the expenses of the same. The tax would be trifling compared 
with the comfort enjoyed, as well as the greater security to 
property. I think nine out of ten would vote the tax if called 
upon. 

In order .to protect and save the south end of Federal 
Bridge from being undermined, the land on the upper side 
should be Avell rubbled. I think the Montreal Railroad Co. 
would assist in the work, as their bridge is as much exposed 
as ours is. 

I commenced to rubble the river bank near the residence 
of the late Countess Rumford. I did not complete it for want 
of time. I think it should be done in order to save the road. 

I would call your attention to one other subject, and that 
is, to the purchase of a lot of land having suitable mate- 
rial for making roads. I have been obliged this year to pay 
more than the interest on twenty five hundred dollars for 
gravel, and should have had to pay much more had it not 
been for the generous gift of a number of hundreds of loads 
of most excellent gravel from Messrs. Luther Roby and Jo 
seph French, 2d. Not much calculation can be made upon 
getting gravel, except by paying for it by the load, and at 
the rate of from one hundred and fifty to two hundred dollars 
per year, unless the city provide a lot with the suitable mate- 
rial 

|f.; So little attention has been paid to laying out new streets, 
that many of them are left so narrow that it is impossible to 
make a suitable road with side walks. Would it not be well 
to have an ordinance in regard to it ? I find that the high- 
way in very many instances has been materially encroached 
upon. In some instances whole buildings are standing in the 
highway, in others, parts of buildings, and in a great many 



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instances fences have been put up enclosing from two to ten 
and fifteen feet of the highway. In order to save neighbor- 
hood quarrels and litigation, I would recommend that a Sur- 
veyor be appointed to run out the streets, and place bounds 
so that no dispute need arise in regard to them. 

1 am sorry to say that owing to the drenching rains of last 
fall, the roads were not left in so good condition as I could 
desire, but no one can contend against the elements, and lam 
in hopes that the roads in the city of Concord will compare 
favorably with those in the neighboring towns. 

1 cannot close this report without saying that in all my ef- 
forts to lay out the moneys entrusted to me for the best inter- 
est of the city, I have been ably and faithfully seconded by 
Mr. William T. Locke. I hardly know how I should have 
got along without his valuable services. He has always been 
ready, in all weathers and at all times, to assist me in im- 
proving the streets, to the best of his abilities. I may not 
have done every thing to suit every body. I have not always 
been suited myself, but 1 can conscienciously say that all I 
have done or attempted to do, has been done with an eye to 
the strictest economy, and what, in my judgment, was for the 
best interests of the city. 

A. C. PIERCE. 

Feb. 20, 1856. 



EEPORT or LIQUOR AGENT- 

Report of the Agent for the sale of Spirituous Liquors 
and Wines, for medicinal and mechanical purposes, for the 
city of Concord, for six months, ending Feb. 16, 1856 : 

Dr. To cash for sales at retail, 2337 03 

Sales to other agents, 1152 08 

Sales of casks, demijohns, &;c., 55 55 

$3544 66 

Amount of liquors and wines on hand, 625 00 

" " casks, demijohns, &c., 50 00 

" " shop furniture, 25 00 

84244 66 



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Cr. By liquors and wines purchased, total, 3752 28 

" casks, demijohns, &c., purchased, 46 75 

$3799 03 
Expenses. 

Purchasing liquors in Boston, 8 86 

Freight on liquors from Boston, 53 82 

Furniture for store, 25 00 

Coal and light for store, 24 28 

Rent of store 6 months, 56 00 

Salary of Agent 6 months, 225 00 

392 96 

4192 00 

Net profit, 52 66 

Whole number of sales at retail, 7685 

" " " wholesale, 38 

Average per cent, profit from cost, 12 1-4 

Average amount sold at retail, to go into other towns, is 
about 23 per cent. Amount retailed for mechanical pur- 
poses, is about 6 per cent. 

CHARLES A. FARNAM, Age7it. 



Merrimack ss. Feb. 28, 1856. 
Then personally appeared the above named Charles A. 
Farnam, and made oath that the above report by him sub- 
scribed is true. 

Before me— L. D. STEVEiNS, 

Justice of the Peace. 



LIST OF TAXES WHICH FOR VARIOUS CAUSES WERE 

ABATED BY THE BOARl© OF AI^DEfSMEM. 

OX THE TAX BOOK COMMITTED TO B. F. GALE, FOR 18.35. 

WARD 2. 

Bean, Levi, over 70, 1 84 

Heath, William, gone to Vermont, 1 84 

WARD 4. 

Barnard, Abner L., 1 84 

Bruce, Edwin R., 2 02 

Hill, John H., taxed in wards 4 and 6, 1 84 

Jackman, Thomas W., gone to the west, 1 84 

Knights, John J., not to be found, 1 84 

Lincoln, B. H., taxed in wards 4 and 6, 2 02 

Palmer, Moses T., not to be found, 1 84 

Porter, Charles W., not to be found, 1 84 

Smith, Daniel E., gone to the west, 2 02 

Taylor, William E., gone to the west, 2 02 

Woodman, J. S., gone to Maiden, Mass., 2 02 

Whittier, Alvan M., taxed for property not owning, . . 7 98 

WARD 5. 

Aiken, Edward, not to be found, 2 02 

Beard, Harrison, taxed in wards 4 and 5, 2 02 

Buswcll, George F., taxed in wards 5 and 6, 2 02 

Brown, William, over 70, 2 02 

Carleton, Thomas C, dead, 2 02 

Crockett, James S., taxed in wards 4 and 5, 2 02 

Cross, George T., went to the west in April, 2 02 

Conner, Timothy H., taxed twice, 2 02 

Dearborn, Willey, not to be found, 2 02 

Holton, H. C, not of age, 2 02 

Myrick, Henry, taxed twice in ward 5, 2 02 

Orne, Wiliiam, dead, 2 02 

Perkins, Wm. VV., taxed in wards 4 and 5, 2 02 



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WARD 6. 

Ahern, James, gone, 1 84 

Ballou, George O., gone, 1 84 

Bnchcldcr, W, B., not to be found, 1 84 

Bickford, William, taxed in Henniker, 1 84 

Boynton, Oliver, went away in March, 2 02 

Foss, D. B., gone to the west, 1 84 

Glover, John, taxed for house he does not own, 11 84 

Goulden, Peter, gone, 1 84 

Gordon, William, taxed in wards 5 and 6, 1 84 

Greeley, John, gone to the west, 1 84 

Jackson, William, house taxed to R. N. Corning, .... 2 70 

Keyes, H. D., taxed in wards 5 and 6, 1 84 

Lewis, Joseph, gone to Washington, N. H., 1 year,. . 1 84 

McCaffrey, Barney, 1 84 

Nichols, John H., taxed in wards 5 and 6, 2 02 

Olds, Milton, dead, 1 84 

Palmer, Brackett, over 70, 1 84 

Robb, John, not to be found, 1 84 

Stark, C. C, went away in April, 1 84 

Tago, John, not to be found, 1 84 

WARD 7. 

Eodwell, Cleaveland, dead, 1 84 

Glines, Charles M., went off last spring, 1 84 

Shute, William, over 70 — no property, 2 73 

$113 00 



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