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THE 

FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

'RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

OF THE 

| CITY OF CONCORD, 

TOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY ONE, 

1857, 

>■ TOGETHER WITH OTHER ANNUAL REPORTS AND PA- 
PERS RELATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY, 




CONCORD, N. H.: 

INDEPENDENT DEMOCRAT OFFICE— FOGG & HADLEY. 

1857. 



I i 



NEW HAMPSHIR 
STATE LIBRARY 



THE 



FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



CITY OF CONCORD, 

FOR TBE FISCAL YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 

1857, 

TOGETHER WITH OTHER ANNUAL REPORTS AND PA- 
PERS RELATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 




CONCORD, N. H.: 

INDEPENDENT DEMOCRAT OFFICE— FOGG & HADLEY. 

1857. 



N 
I&57 



REPORT 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 



The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, in conformity with 
the requirements of the ordinance prescribing their duties, " estab- 
lishing a system of accountability in the expenditures of the city," 
submit to the City Council their Annual Report of the receipts and 
expenditures of the financial year, ending February 1, 1857 : 

We have examined the Treasurer's books, and those of the City 
Clerk, and find that all payments therein recorded, are duly au- 
thenticated 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 following 
sources, viz : 

By balance in Treasury, allowed by Finance Committee 
in February, 1856, $4682 70 

By amount received of B. F. Gale, on ac- 
count of taxes of 1856, $23072 44 

By amount received of B. F. Gale on ac- 
count of taxes of 1855, 1700 00 

By amount received of J. L. Cilley on ac- 
count of taxes 1854, 500 00 

Received of Hooksett for paupers, 20 00 

Liquor Agent at Fisherville, 6 69 

Amount carried forward,.... $29,981 83 



Amount brought forward, $29,981 83 

Received of Flagg & Aymar, license for 

circus, 50 00 

J. Pentland & Co., license for 

circus, 50 00 

South Free Will Baptist Socie- 
ty, interest on legacy of 

Abiel Walker, 60 00 

dividend on shares Mechanics 

Bank, 32 00 

Literary Fund, 701 48 

Timothy Walker, premium on 

bond, 55 00 

Enoch Gerrish, premium on 

bond, 28 00 

Enoch Gerrish, premium on 

bond, 60 00 

Sears & Co., license, 5 00 

City of Manchester for pauper, 7 85 

Town of Pembroke, on account 

Soucook bridge, 86 00 

Town of Canaan, for pauper, 46 61 

Sears & Co., license, 10 00 

County of Merrimack, for pau- 
pers, 1103 07 

Railroad tax, 3294 31 

rent of McDaniel house, 20 00 

John Whipple, Police Justice, 123 32 



$35,714 47 



EXPENDITURES. 

The expenditures of the year have been as follows, chargeable 
to the respective appropriations, viz : 

Paid State tax, $2342 20 

County tax, 4672 44 

for schools, 5605 56 

School District No. 3, 20 00 

for roads and bridges, 2397 37 

abatement of taxes, 50 6 1 

school-house taxes, 1360 00 

Teachers' Institute, 200 76 

printing and stationery, 269 58 

police and watch, 1291 21 

county paupers, 830 1 1 

city paupers, 391 00 

incidentals, 1352 62 

fire department, 289 52 

interest and principal of citv debt,. ... 4840 00 

salaries, 1322 28 

professional services, 439 76 

parsonage fund, 102 68 

receiving tomb, 190 03 

superintendent of highways, 5800 00 

$33,767 73 



The details of the expenditures will be found under the .several 
' eads 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 Engineer of the Fire Depart- 
ment, etc. 

JOHN ABBOTT, ~) r ... 

WILLIAM PRESCOTT, 1 vommmee 
JOSEPH P. STICKNEY, [ ° n 

WILLIAM PECKER, J *™ anc *- 
February 12th, 1857 



EXPENDITURES 

OF THE 

CITY OF CONCORD, 

UNDER THE SUPERVISION OE THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN, 
FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1857. 



State Tax. 

Paid State Treasurer's warrant, 



$2342 20 



Coaiity Tax. 



Paid County Treasurer 






4672 44 


For 


ScJsools. 




Paid Robert B. Hoit, for District No. 1 . . . 


140 98 


Jos. E. Scales, ' 


4 u 


" 2... 


83 56 


B* F. Holden, ' 


' " 


« 3.... 


281 83 


A. C. Carter, 


4 IC 


" 4... 


88 50 


F. J. Emerson, ' 


' " 


.« 5... 


96 26 


John Ballard, ' 


' " 


" 6... 


77 12 


Dan'l Knowlton, ' 


' " 


" 7... 


132 86 


Charles Hall, ' 


i 11 


" 8... 


126 86 


J. S. Noyes, « 


' " 


" 9... 


1012 50 


Paltiah Brown, ' 


I (C 


" 10... 


2940 27 


Asa Fowler, ' 


' " 


" 11... 


928 46 


William Pecker, ' 


i u 


" 12... 


167 94 


Nathaniel Smith, ' 


' " 


" 13... 


118 53 


Geo. G. Virgin, ' 


' " 


" 14... 


86 67 


John G. Kimball, ' 


t U 


" 15... 


84 55 


Jas. M. Moore, ' 


t it 


11 16... 


60 86 


Benj. Green, ' 


i a 


" 17... 


56 70 


J. W. Worthen, ' 


' " 


" 18... 


110 33 


Heman Sanborn, ' 


" 19... 

ED FORWARD, 


170 76 


Amount carri 


$6,765,54 



Amount brought forward, $6,765 54 

Paid Abiel Rolfe, for District No. 20 424 66 

D. E. Gale, " « "21 103 03 

Nathan Pingry, " " "22 72 29 

Benj. A. Hall, " " "23.... 18 77 

Parker Merrill, No. 8, Hopkinton, 3 45 

A. Buswell & Sons, 4 00 

$7391 74 

School-House Taxes. 

Paid Elbridge Dimond, for District No. 4, $400 00 
Eleazer Jackson, " " " 10, 1675 00 
H. H. Brown, " " « 20, 560 00 

$2635 00 

Paid B. F. Holden, for District No. 3, 20 00 

Teachers' Institute. 

S. S. Bean, for Teachers' Institute, 200 76 

Paupers. 

Amount appropriated, April 14, 1856, $500 00 

Amount received from Manchester, 7 85 

" " " Hooksett, 20 00 

" Canaan, 46 61 

" " " County of Merrimack, 1103 07 

$1677 53 

Paid Nathan G. Spiller, $13 00 

Ira Abbot, support of Mrs. Sanborn's 

child, 9 00 

R. G. Wyman, truss for pauper, 4 00 

A. P. Tenney, wood for Mrs. Goodrich, 4 00 

E. P. Farnum, support of R. Currier, 6 37 

John Mills, milk for Moses Lull, 5 30 

Amos Blanchard, supplies to M. Lull,. . 31 57 
W. H. Smart, medical attendance at 

Farm, 21 00 

James Morgan, medicines for M. Lull, 8 62 
Joseph Brown, funeral expenses of Jo- 
seph Wallace, 7 00 

B. F. Gale, aid furnished paupers, as 

per bills, 33 00 

Amount carried forward, , $142 86 



8 

Amount brought forward, 8142 86 $1,677 53 

Paid Clement & Bean, rent of house for Mo- 
ses Lull, 7 47 

Town of Allenstown on account of John 

Batchelder, 56 15 

John Mills, milk for M. Lull's family, 4 65 

Timothy Haynes, medical services for 

Moses Lull, 60 00 

C. W. Batchelder, wood for Mrs. Squires 

and M.Lull, 7 50 

Joseph Brown, coffin and attendance for 

L. Austin, 7 50 

Sarah E. Kimball, taking care of Frank 

Kimball, 4 00 

B. F. Gale, aid to paupers, as per bill, 8 28 
Amos Blanchard, aid furnished Moses 

Lull, * 40 09 

William H. Smart, medical attendance 

on Frank Kimball, 23 25 

L. K. Elliott, carrying pauper to Poor 

Farm, 1 50 

Peter Dudley, carriage to funeral,. ... 2 00 
Joseph Brown, coffin and attendance 

on J. Nudd's child, 5 50 

Amos Hoit, wood for paupers, 20 25 

8391 00 

County Paupers. 

Paid Joseph Brown, coffin and attendance for 

J. L. Lee, $6 00 

M. N. Brown, wood to Joseph Orrill ... 6 25 

E. G. Kilburn, aid for Richard Lee,. .. 11 75 

C. R. Stevens, taking care of G. Farwell, 1 50 
Christopher Hart, rent of house for Mrs. 

Jones, 4 00 

Edwin Aharn, taking care of George 

Farwell, 16 50 

Thomas J. Quaid, taking care of Geo. 

Farwell, 4 00 

Thomas Chadbourne, medical attend- 
ance on Aiken and Stickney, 36 00 

Amos Blanchard, aid furnished Mrs. 

Jones, 6 08 

Joseph Brown, coffin and attendance 

on George Farwell, 7 00 

Amount carried forward, i99,08 



Amount brought forward, $99 08 $1677 53 

Paid John Abbott, fare of pauper, 7 00 

N. H. Asylum, board of Scanned and 

Ryan, 68 00 

B. F. Gale, aid to paupers, as per bills, 18 50 
Lewis Barter, " " 3 83 

C. C. Davis, board of child of S. A. A. 
Brown, 6 00 

B. F. Gale, aid to paupers, as per bills, 2 88 
Amos Blanch ard, aid to Cassidy and 

Murphy, 4 45 

C. C. Hartford, board of paupers, 4 25 

Cornelius Lewis, aid to Daniel Hallin, 5 25 
S. C. Badger, rent of house for Mrs. 

Buckman, 70 00 

N. H. Asylum, board of Dennis Scan- 
ned, 35 75 

N. H. Asylum, board of Honora Ryan, 35 50 

William H. Smart, medical services, 136 75 

N. H. Asylum, board of D. Scanned, 34 00 

" " " " of H. Ryan,.. 35 60 

James M. Jones, wood for Wm. Randall, 2 50 

Fare of Mary Jones and children, 6 00 

Amsden & Merriam, aid furnished pau- 
pers, 12 04 

J. S. Durgin, aid furnished paupers,. ... 42 70 

Cash to N. Norris, stranger and pauper, 2 00 

J. A. West, goods to William Randall, 9 69 

J. A. Harris, shoes to paupers, 6 25 

Manley Clough, wood to Mrs. Storan,. . 4 75 

Wm. H. Hosmer, small pox patients, 88 92 
N. H. Asylum, board of Scanned and 

Ryan, 72 50 

John Abbott, aid furnished* paupers, ... 10 42 
Joseph Brown, funeral expense Joshua 

Chandler, 5 50 

8830 11 

City Paupers,. 391 00 

81221 11 

Balance carried to new account, 456 42 

1.677 53 



10 



Rands nsul Bridges. 

Appropriated April 14, 1856, $3000 00 

Paid by Pembroke, for Soucook bridge, 86 00 

$3086 00 

Paid John Eastman, for 1205 feet plank, $14 96 

Isaac Abbott, for 490 feet plank, 6 86 

Asa P. Tenney, land damage for new 

road, . 10 00 

David Abbott, 2d, land damage for new 

road,... 32 00 

James Sanborn, for breaking roads,. ... 24 50 

E. S. Colley, 384 feet plank, 4 61 

Isaac Abbott, breaking roads, 29 50 

Cyrus Robinson, tan for bridges, 2 25 

John Corlis, Jun., work on road, 24 05 

G. W. Holt, work on highway, 13 30 

Charles Graham, breaking out road,. . 19 50 

John Corlis, 2 days work on road,. ... 2 00 

A. C. Pierce, work on highways, 193 57 

John Lock, " " 23 45 

M. N. Brown, six days work on road,. . 4 50 
Moses M. Davis, for guide posts, and 

repairing causeway, 1 25 

E. P. Farnum, breaking out road,.... 12 00 

F. F. Hoit, " " " . . . . 37 75 

John Corlis, Jun., work on road, 10 30 

John Ballard, breaking out road, 12 00 

A. S. Smith, " " " 9 00 

Hill and Downs, land damage for mak- 
ing new street, 803 25 

John G. Hook, work on road, 6 00 

B. G. Davis, " " . - 6 62 

Elbridge Dimond, work on road, 6 85 

Henry Martin, Jun., " " 15 00 

Alfred C. Abbot, snowing bridge, 7 10 

Alfred C. Abbott, land damage for new 

highway, 150 00 

Wm. Fox, opening road, 4 00 

Thomas Eastman, work on road, 12 00 

S. D. Colby, breaking out road, 4 05 

H. H. Potter, work on road, 47 70 

S. P. Dow, timber for Soucook bridge, 129 20 
Isaac Emerson, building bridge at Tur- 
key pond, 175 00 

Amount carried forward, $1854 12 



11 



Amount brought forward, $1854 12 

Paid John Ewer, work on road, 43 41 

Reuben K. Abbot, work on road, 15 75 

Josiah Hardy, breaking out road, 7 00 

GilraanJ. Colby, " " ." 150 

J. W. Noyes, land taken for new street, 20 00 

Charles Graham, breaking out road,. . 26 00 

F. B. Carter, work on highway, 26 94 

George G. Virgin, work on Shaker road, 54 35 

Solon Sanborn, breaking out road,. ... 4 50 

Ports, and C. R. R., freight of lumber, 17 08 

G. D. Abbot, painting Soucook bridge, 1 50 

Samuel Tallant, work on road, 20 25 

J. P. Boyce, « « 28 81 

Reuben Goodwin, " " 25 00 

R. N. Meyers, " " 4 50 

George Frye, " " , 53 60 

Reuben Goodwin, making road, 39 59 

Moses M. Davis, for plank and work on 

road, 15 31 

M. B. Abbot, plank and repairing bridge, 3 51 

Eli Elliott, work on road,. . . . 15 20 

Wm. H. Page, work on road, 15 60 

Charles Nutting, stone for drain, 88 50 

Enoch Jackman, work on road, 15 35 



$3086 00 



Balance carried to new account, 



$2397 37 
688 63 



Salaries. 



$3086 00 



Appropriated, April 14, 1856, $3000 00 

Paid Albert H. Drown, Alderman for 1855, $36 80 

Samuel Clifford, " " " 31 20 

Geo. B. Chandler, " " 

Moses Humphrey, " " 

John Brown, " " 

William Prescott, " - " 

Samuel Pease, " " 

Robert B. Hoyt, Common Council, 1855, 24 CO 

Jacob B. Rand, " " 

C. H. Sanborn, " « 

E. S. Colley, 

Hiram Farnum, " '-' 

M. M. Davis, ' " " 

Joseph P. Stickney " " 

Amount carried forward, $327 00 



17 


60 


29 90 


24 


20 


24 


20 


26 


40 


, 24 


00 


24 00 


15 60 


14 


30 


15 


60 


25 


60 


17 


60 



12 

Amount brought forward,, ...... $327 00 $30G0 00 

Paid Rufus Merrill, Common Council, 1855, 18 70 

S. G. Sylvester " " " 18 70 

" Peter Dudley, " " « 17 60 

Nathan Farley, " " " 17 60 

David Winkley, " " " 17 60 

James Thompson, '• M " 19 20 

C. H. Reed, " " " 12 00 

Nathan Farley, services on Committee, 3 00 

C. H. Sanborn, " « « 1 40 
Joseph P. Stickney, services on Committee 

on Accounts, 14 00 

J C. Abbott, Selectman in Ward 7, 1855, 3 00 

John Ballard, " « 4, 1855, 3 00 

Joseph Robinson " " 7, 1854, 3 00 

Wm. Carr, " "6, 1855, 3 00 

L, A. Haseltine, " " 5, 1855, 3 00 

James Thompson, services on Committee, 6 35 

Cady Clark, Selectman in Ward 6, 1855, 3 00 

Samuel Stevens, " " 5, 1855, 3 00 

Rufus D. Scales, " " 1, 1853, 3 00 

Samuel Pease, services on Committee,. . 4 00 
Samuel F. Brown, Selectman in Ward 1 

in 1853 and 1854— Clerk in 1855,. . . 9 00 
H. Whhcher, Superintending School 

Committee, 17 00 

A. S. Smith, Clerk of Ward 7, in 1855, 3 00 

J. C. A. Hill, " " 6, in 1855, 3 00 
Enoch Jack man, Superintending School 

Committee, 36 00 

J. D. Page, Clerk of Ward 1 in 1853,. . . £ 00 
J. D. Page, Superintending School Com- 
mittee, 41 50 

Samuel Kelley, Superintending School 

Committee, 18 00 

Ira Rowell, Superintending School Com- 
mittee,. 5 50 

G. W. Moody, selectman in Ward 2, 1855 8 00 

Andrew Moody, " " " " 3 00 

Wm. M. West, Clerk of Ward 5 in 1855, 3 00 

M. Gilmore, " " " 5 " 1853, 3 00 

James M. Carleton " " 2 " 1855, 3 00 

Geo. B. Chandler, services on Committee, 7 00 

A. C. Pierce, making taxes,* 32 00 

J. A. Merriam selectman in Ward 2, 1855, 3 00 

Simeon Abbott, Sup. School Committee, 20 50 

Amount carried forward, $392 36 



13 

Amount brought forward, 392 36 3000 00 

PaidAbiel Rolfe, Superintending School Com- 
mittee, 13 00 

A. B. Muzzey, Superintending School Com- 
mittee, 17 50 

Dana W. Pratt, Superintending School 

Committee, 6 63 

L. S. Flanders, Selectman in Ward 7, '54, 3 00 
Gilbert Bullock, " " 5, '55, 3 00 
H. Whitcher, Superintending School Com- 
mittee, . 13 00 

Edmund Worth, Superintending School 

Committee, 6 00 

S. K. Blanchard, Assessor, 5 days Ward 2, 10 00 
Daniel Knowlton, " 8 " " 7, 16 00 
David Watson, half year's salary as City 

Clerk, 150 00 

Paltiah Brown, Sup. School Committee, 40 50 
A. B. Muzzey, " " " 51 50 
AmosHadley, " " " 26 50 
J. A. West, Clerk of Ward 4, in 1855, 3 00 
S. Seavey, Assessor in Ward 4, 1856, 20 00 
Asa Fowler, Sup. School Committee, 25 00 
H. E. Parker, " " " 43 50 
John Hoit, Selectman in Ward 4, '55 & '56 6 00 
John Whipple, Judge Police Court, to Feb- 
ruary 1, 1857, 136 80 

Samuel Coffin, seven and half days mak- 
ing taxes,. 15 00 

$1306 28 

Carried to n nv account,. 1693 72 

3000 00 

Printing and Stationery. 

Appropriated April 14, 1856, 550 00 

Paid Amos Hadley, printing Third Annual 

Report, $82 00 

Jones and Cogswell, printing badges, 2 25 

Barton & Hadley, printing 1500 School 

Reports...... 58 19 

McFarland & Jenks, printing and ad- 
vertising, 124 39 

John D. Norton, printing police blanks, 2 75 

$269 58 
Carried to new account, 280 42 

$550 00 



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Police ami Watch. 

Appropriated April 14, 1856, $1200 00 

Paid John Cofran, police service, 2 00 

Joseph O. Trask, oolice service, 4 50 

C. D. Drew, " " 4 50 

Wm. Carr, " " 10 50 

"VVm. Stevenson, " " 6 00 

Ellis Robinson, " " 3 00 

Moody S. Farnum, " " , 4 00 

Isaac G. Howe, police service in 1853, 

1854, and 1855, . 24 87 

Wm. H. Buntin, police service, 9 25 

Wm. T. Locke, watchman, 6 months, 133 00 
E. E. Sturtevant, watchman, 3 months, 

and police service, 158 94 

Jacob P. Wheeler, police service, 5 25 

Wm. H. Buntin, " " 84 24 

Josiah Cooper, " " 4 25 

Jonathan L. Pickering, ground rent of 

lobby, 25 00 

George Main, window shades far Mar- 
shal's office, 4 54 

C. D. Drew, police service, 12 00 

E. E. Sturtevant, 3 months watch,.... 115 99 

Wm. T. Locke, " " « 68 00 

Wm. H. Buntin, police service, 30 08 

Benjamin Morrill, work on lobby, 10 02 

B. F. Gale, paid sundry bills, 10 60 

Wm. T. Locke, 3 months watch, 69 50 

Wm. H. Buntin, police service, 25 25 

E. E. Sturtevant, services as night watch, 126 50 

Jos. O. Trask, " police officer, 19 50 

C. D. Drew, " " « 17 00 
Charles W. Davis " " " 21 00 
E. M. Ordway, « " " . 27 75 
Moody S. Farnum, " " " 19 50 
Jacob P. Wheeler, " " " 22 50 
W. T. Locke, services as police officer, 65 00 

E. E. Sturtevant, night watch, 136 68 

Wm. H. Buntin, police service, 10 50 

81291 21 
Balance over appropriation, 91 21 

$1291 21 



15 



Incidentals. 

Appropriated April 14, 1856, 81000 00 

August 30, 1856, 500 00 

81500 00 

Paid John Foss, damage to wagon, 5 12 

Nathan Stickney, making taxes, 48 00 

E. B. Elliot, costs in suit v. Concord,. . 63 26 
A. S. Alexander, settlement of suit, El- 
liot v. Concord, 600 00 

L. G. Johnson, carriage hire, 3 25 

J. C. Briggs, surveying, 8 50 

Wm. Carr, work in Ward 6 room, 50 

Hosea Fessenden, trunk for Ward 6 . ... 2 50 
John C. Brown, stationery used as City 

Treasurer, 2 00 

Samuel Clifford, perambulating line Con- 
cord and Loudon, 22 20 

J. S. Durgin, use of hall in Ward 1, 1853 

and 1854, 10 00 

Thos. Chad bourne, attendance on small 

pox patients, 220 00 

Post-office bills to January 1, 1857,. ... 3 26 

Seth B. Hoit, for injury to horse, 75 00 

J. M. Jones, wood to Clerk's office,. ... 1 50 

J. S. Durgin, use hall at Ward meeting, 5 00 

John Abbott, paid sundry bills, 10 50 

David Watson, extra service, 24 67 

" " freight books from Ports- 
mouth, Va., 1 25 

C. P. Gage, damage to wagon, 9 25 

J. S. Lund, injury from defect in road, 35 00 

L. Morrison, building wall at Poor Farm, 97 53 
Nineteenth School District, use of room 

for Ward meeting, 4 00 

South Congregational Society, use of 

room, 1855 and 1856, 8 00 

Benj. Parker, services in surveying,. ... 12 00 

John Abbott, paid sundry bills, 10 38 

E. H- Rollins, fluid for Clerk's Office, 1 88 

A. Foster, use of room, ward meetings, 4 00 

David Watson, use of stove, 4 00 

N. Butler, for book case, 4 00 

A. J. Hook, 3 days work, 3 00 

Josiah Stevens, execution v. City,, 63 07 

$1352 62 ' 
Carried to new account,. ....... 147 38 

81500 00 



16 

Fire Department. 

Appropriated April 14, 1856, $1500 00 

Paid Henry M. .Robinson, water for Engine 

Company No. 4, $6 00 

Gust. Walker, for steel bars, 9 10 

James Jones, 36 keys for Hook and Lad- 
der Company, 6 25 

P. Nevins, drawing engine to fire, 1 50 

R. Woodruff, building fence, 9 00 

Robinson and Webster, fixing tops of res- 
ervoirs, 5 00 

Smith & Walker, letters and numbers,. . 12 07 

Luther Roby, building reservoir, 200 00 

George W. Emerton, setting curb stones 

for reservoirs, 16 50 

F. S. Crawford, stationery and printing, 9 00 

Chas. C. Shaw, steward Hook and Lad- 
der Company, 7 10 

Dexter W. Smith, drawing engines to 

fires, 8 00 

$289 52 

Carried to new account, 1210 48 

1500 00 

Abatement of Taxes. 

Paid James Hoit, $7 00 

Josiah Sanborn, 6 12 

True George, 8 71 

Samuel Carter, 2 29 

Joseph Barnard, 6 75 

J. C. Marstin, 3 82 

Joseph A. Merriam, 4 10 

Heman Sanborn, 11 82 

$50 61 

Superintendent of Highways. 

Appropriated, $6000 00 

Paid John Abbott, at different times, $5800 00 



17 



Professional Services. 

Appropriated April 14, 1856, $500 00 

Paid \V. H. Bartlett, legal service, $145 00 

" " " " " 76 29 

George & Foster" " 105 00 

H. A. Bellows, " « 63 00 

Flint & Bryant, " " 29 00 * 

George & Foster, legal service, 21 47 

$439 76 

Balance carried to new account, $60 24 

$500-00 

Principal and Interest of City Debt. 

Appropriated, April 14, 1856, 4500 00 

Paid Abraham Bean, principal, $1000 00 

Coupons, interest, 3840 00 

$4840 00 

Overdrawn, February 1 , 1857, $340 00 

Receiving Tomb. 

Appropriated, $300 00 

Paid J. C. Whittemore, work on tomb,... $190 03 

Balance carried to new account, 109 97 

$30000 

Parsonage Fund. 

Paid Methodist Society, ' 11-86 

First Baptist Society, 24-70 

Universalist Society, 25-44 

First Free Will Baptist, 6-57 

Pleasant Street Baptist Society, 10-85 

Congregational Society at Fisherville,. . 13-06 

Baptist Society at Fisherville, 10-27 

$102-75 

2 



18 



Bills allowed, feat not paid at tlie closing of t!»e Ac- 
counts for the Financial Year 1§56. 



CITY PAUPERS. 

Batchelder and Moody, 28*08 

Asa H. Morrill, 2-25 

D. W. Pratt, 4-25 

Wm. P. Hardy 5-82 

George F. Whittredge, 7-39 

A. A. Blanchard, 4-50 

John Carter, 26-00 

J. S. McFarland, 6*50 

James F. Sargent, 2-00 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 
John Batchelder, 
Batchelder and Moody, 
James M. Jones, 
J. A. West, 
Isaac G. Howe, 
George Sanders & Co., 
W. E. Munsey, 
E. G. Kilburn, 



$164-71 

WATCH AND POLICE. 

J. A. Coburn, 32-38 

I. G. Howe, 54-54 

S. C. Pickard, 18-93 

T. H. Newhall, 9-75 

Isaac Eastman, 12-00 

Fremont Club, 12-50 



SALARIES— (Continued.) 

Wm. Prescott, 10-00 

Enos Blake, 28-00 

J. P. Stickney, 15-00 



$86-77 


3. 

1-50 


15-54 


59-25 


8-00 


18-75 


6-17 


4-25 


51-30 



$107-72 



SALARIES. 
John Batchelder, 
B. W. Warren, 
Rufus Merrill, 
Timothy Haynes, 
L. D. Stevens, 
I. A. Hill, 
Peter Sanborn, 
S. Hutchins, 
H. Whitcher, 
M. Humphrey, 



1000 


1100 


27-25 


10-00 


100-00 


5-00 


2200 


1600 


2300 


25-30 



$302-55 

T. 

288-25 

26400 

311-25 

207-60 

161-50 

13321 

15300 

7, 7-89 

29-70 

12-50 

12-50 

12.50 

1-50 

1-50 

36-25 

33-39 

1-25 

25-40 

1100 

21-68 

2412 

17-31 

1 22 

112 

500 

9-08 

9-05 

30-83 

$1,593-90 

ROADS AND BRIDGES. 
M. N. Brown, 18-90 

B. G. Davis, 12 00 

Wm. C. Greenough, 35.37 



FIRE DEPARTMEN 

Engine Company No. 2, 

" 3, 

" " ,; 4, 

" " " 6, 

" " 7, 
" 8? 

Hook & Ladder Co., 
Trustees Company, No. 
L. P. Fuller, 
E. Watson, 
Albert Foster, 
C. H. Norton, 

C. E. Stevens, 
L. D. Sherburne, 
Board of Engineers, 
Chief Engineer, 
L. P. Cheney, 
J. D. Teel, 
W. T. Locke, 

D. S. Webster, 
H. H. Holt, 
Moore, Cilley, & Co, 
J. A. West, 
John Gass, 
Robinson & White, 
Concord Railroad Co., 
Lowell Eastman, 
H. Fessenden, 



Amt. carried forward, $66-27 



IS 



Amt. brought forward 


, 66-27 


South Cong. Society, 


32-96 


Wm. H. Boutell, 


50.00 


East " " 


18-66 


H. G. Belknap, 


5-00 


Unitarian Society, 


31-32 


W. H. Brown, 


32 97 


Episcopal " 


16-61 


Richard Bradley, 


45-60 


So. Free Will Society, 


655 


Jos. E. Scales, 


605 


Methodist So., Fisherville, 


J. S. Noyes, 


6000 


Christian " " 


4-77 


Timothy Haynes, 
I. Clement, 


15-00 






15-50 




8178-13 


M. B. Abbott, 


24-01 


RECEIVING TOMB. 


Charles Batters, 
A. B. Holt, 


25-00 
161-50 


Edward Dow, 


4-00 


A. S. Smith, 


20-03 


ABATEMENT. 




Wm. Pecker, 


10-27 






A. Hoit, 


1-25 


Alfred Burroughs, 


115 


J. A. Gault, 


11-47 


E. G. Hardy, 


63 


Lewis Downing, 


22-20 

$572.12 


Heman Sanborn, 


11-82 




$13-60 


INCIDENTALS. 




PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. 


School District No. 3, 


6-00 


Rolfe & Marshall, 


5-00 


H. G. Belknap, 


25-00 


Peabody & Chandler, 


2800 


W. Odlin, 

G. & E. Hutchins, 


11-00 
10.00 


Peabody & Baker, 
Wm. H. Bartlett, 


200 

88-00 


0. T. R. VVaite, 


100 






Richard Bradley, 


2-00 




8123-00 


A. J. Hook, 


600 


PRINTING AND STATION 


D. Watson, 


8-37 






B. F. Dunklee, 


4700 


Merriam & Merrill, 


. 28-48 


Union School District, 


30-00 


Morrill & Silsby, 


3410 


James F. Sargent, 


6-37 


Wm. Butterfield, 


1100 


C. Eastman, 


3-25 


Jones & Cogswell, 


500 






Barton & Hadley, 


19-25 




$155-99 


G. G. Fogg, 


15-50 


PARSONAGE FUND. 


G. P. Lyon, 


6-25 


North Cong. Society, 


42 65 







West " " 


19-44 




8119-5 



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Inventory of Property at City Half. 

Gas fixtures for city part of the building,. . . . 8393-95 

76 settees, 279-13 

6 stoves and 412 pounds Russia funnel, 140-00 

Furniture in the Mayor's office, and Common 

Council room : chairs, desks, tables, &c.,. . . 233-00 
2 wood boxes, 6 ' 00 

Stalioner >' ' 15 ° flWMS 

Inventory of Property at City Clerk's Office. 

1 long writing table, 6 drawers, valued at. . . . $10-00 

2 large cases, • 24-00 

1 Dine desk, 2-00 



1 book case,. 



00 



2 lamps and fluid can, 1"25 

Shovel, tongs, brush, dirt pan, hatchet, and 

sundry other indispensables, 2-00 

1 small trunk, I' 25 

1 copy Compiled Laws of N. H., 1*83 

1 copy Revised Laws " " 

2 copies Town Officer, 150 

1 copy Geology of New Hampshire, 2-50 

16 volumes New Hampshire Reports, 4000 

Assets of tbe City. 

City Hall, lot and half building, .$35,00000 

Citv Farm, real and personal property, esti- 

mated at 10,710-86 

4 shares Mechanicks' Bank, 400-00 

Legacy of A. Walker, for benefit of schools, 1,000-00 

Balance due from Abraham Bean, 112-00 

« " " John C. Pillsbury, taxes 

of 1853, 2,188-35 

« « « J. L. Cilley, taxes of '54, 233-94 

« « B. F. Gale, " of '55, 1,39513 

u « « « « " " of '56, 12,574-84 
Due from J. P. Stickney, sale of old Court 

House, 310-00 

Due from Kimball & Clough, sale of McDan- 

iel house, 320-00 

Personal property in City Hall budding, es- 
timated at 1,067-08 

Personal property in City Clerk's Office,. . . 92-16 



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Inventory of Property at City Marshal's Oflice. 

1 clock, $5-00 

1 desk for police justice, 1500 

1 writing table, 8-00 

1 book case and table, 3 00 

27 silver police badges, 33-75 

2 set of handcuffs, 2-67 

8 lobby keys, 1-50 

Lock on door of Marshal's office, and 6 keys,. . 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 lanterns, 3-00 

1 stove and funnel, 900 

1 snow shovel, 100 

$92-75 

Estimated Valise of Property belonging to Ceme- 
teries. 



North Cemetery, 

East Village Cemetery, 

West Village, 

Fisherville, 

Mill Village, 



Total value, exclusive of lots and fence, 



Hearses. 


Houses. 


Value. 


14000 


10000 


$240 00 


13500 


6500 


20000 


12800 


65-09 


19300 


100-00 


65-00 


16500 


100-00 


65-00 


16500 


and fence.. 


. $965-00 



REPORTS 



FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT 



COMMITTEE ON THE CITY FARM. 



To the Board of Mayor and Aldermen : 

The undersigned, Joint Standing Committee on the City Farm, 
having attended to the duty assigned them, of taking an inventory 
of the property at the Farm, respectfully submit the following state- 
ment for the Fourth Annual Report : 

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

Total, 10,239-63 

Appraised value of buildings in 1857, 7,400-00 

" " " personal property in 1857, 3,096.92 

118 rods of wall, 97-94 

63 rods of board fence,* 63-00 

7 rods of tight board fence,* 10-50 

34 rods of picket fence,* 42-50 

lash house,* 17-00 

Total, $1 0,727-86 

Number of paupers at Farm, February 2, 21 

Average number for the year. 22 

Whole number received aid at the Farm for the past year, 49 

* Improvements made by H. Simpson, Overseer. 



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The receipts and expenditures for carrying on the Farm, and pro. 
viding for the paupers during the year, will appear from the accom- 
panying report of the Overseer. 

1 he Committee take great pleasure in speaking of the present. 
Overseer and Matron, Mr. and Mrs. Simpson, and think there is 
much credit due them for their judicious system in carrying on the 
Farm, and their management of the inmates. The Matron is en- 
titled to her share of credit for the neatness exhibited in the house? 
as also Mr. Simpson for the well cultivated fields and the improve- 
ments made in fences and buildings. 
Respectfully submitted, 

MOSES HUMPHREY, 

ROBERT B. HOIT, > Committee. 

MOSES M. DAVIS, 

Concord, February 2, 1857. 



Inventory of Real and Personal Property belonging 
to the City Farm. 

Farm, ISO acres, $30-00 per acre, 85.400-00 

Buildings, 2000-00 

$5,400-00 

10 bushels rye, 10-00 

145 bushels corn, 14500 

120 " oats, 6000 

14 " beans, 35-00 

220 " potatoes, 75 cts. 105 00 

25 " turuips, 25 cts. 6-25 

50 cabbages, 3.00 

110 pounds fresh beef, 10c. 11 00 

50 " " pork, " 5-00 

192 " ham, 12 cts. 24.00 

272 " cheese, 12 cts. 32 64 

3 saws and 5 axes, $5-00 
2 shovels, 1-50 

5 scythes and sneaths, 5-00 

6 hoes, 3-00 

4 manure forks, 2-00 
1 winnowing mill, 600 
1 stone boat, 2-00 

1 bush hook, 1-00 

2 sleds and 1 barrow, 8-00 
1 horse rake, 8-00 
Horse collar, chains and whiffle- 

tree, 300 

50 dry casks and tubs, 15.00 

j 2 beetles and wedges, 2-00 

I 3 grind stones, 4-00 



1 horse, 




$25-00 


4 oxen, 




29000 


1 calf, 




20-00 


9 cows, 




315-00 


7 sheep, 




2500 


5 shoals 


j 


70-00 


17 tons 


lay, $20-00 per ton, 


340-00 


12 tons 


brook hay, $10'00 




per ton, 


120-00 


1 ton rye straw, 


7-00 


Straw fodder, 


15.00 


84 poun 


ds butter, 25 cents, 


$21-00 


157 " 


lard, 16 cents, 


25-12 


80 « 


tallow 12 I- 2 cts. 10 00 


60 " 


soap grease, 6 cts. 3.60 


50 " 


dried apples, 


500 


22 " 


candles, 15 cts, 


330 


35 : < 


tea, 28 cts. 


9.80 


4 barrels beef, at $15 per bb 


. 60-00 


3 3-4 " 


pork, at $22 per bbl. 82-50 


1 


flour, 


9-00 


1 


vinegar, 


5-00 


1-2 " 


pickles, 


4 00 


6 " 


soap, 


30-00 


5 yards 


flannel, 


2-50 


4 yards frocking, 


1.50 



Amount carried ferward, $2,061-71 



Amount brought forward, -- --. 

2 3-4 pounds yarn, 2-75 | 4 hay forks. 


$2,061-71 
2-00 


3 pair feeling, 


1-50 


4 rakes, 


1.00 


1 M boards, 


12-00 


1 hand rake, 


50 


1 M logs at the mill, 


1000 


4 ox yokes, 


12-00 


Lot shingle bolts, 


2-00 


4 augers, 


1.00 


80 cords wood, 


280 00 


5 chains, 


5.00 


1 bushel onions, 


1-00 


1 iron bar, 


1-00 


Sleigh and harness, 


2500 


10 baskets, 


4-00 


2 wagons, 


80 00 


Square and shave planes, 


75 


4 carts, 


12-00 


Cross cut saw and trap, 


2-00 


2 pair wheels, 


20-00 


1 set dry measures, 


1.00 


1 ox cart and wheels, 


65.00 


2 Buffalo robes, 


9-00 


8 plows, 


3000 


6 1-2 pounds tobacco, 


1.56 


3 harrows, 


12-00 


1 bush scythe, 


1-00 


Total value of personal property, 


$2,656-77 


The household furniture 


remains as last year, valued at . . 


. $339-25 



Receipts at City Farm from April 1, 1856, to Febru- 
ary 1, ISST, by H. Simpson, Overseer. 



Cash of M. Gill, 


$322-49 


Butter, 


29-69 


2 calves, 


12-00 


Cheese, 


11-32 


Self and oxen, work, 


9 00 


For pasturing, 


$25-00 


Hay, 


2-70 


1 yoke of oxen, 


145-00 


Seed corn, 


118 


Wood, 


20-00 


1 three year old heifer, 


19 00 


Lard, 


300 


1 calf, 


5-50 


Pumpkins, 


1-89 


1 calf, 


5-00 


Eggs, 


4-55 


1 cow, 


3500 


Feetings, 


4.00 


Wool, 


11-00 


Oats, 


6-00 


59 bushels potatoes, 


14-75 


Pork, 


50 


1 yoke of oxen, 


170 00 


Milk, 


18-38 


11 pigs, 


40-00 


Yoke of oxen, 


145-00 


Sheep and pelts, 


30-00 
15*52 


Old iron, 


62 


Green hides, 

Total. .... 








- $1,108-09 



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Receipts at tlie City Farm from February 1, 1856, [to 
April 1, 1856, by Moses Gill, Overseer. 

Cash on hand, $159-00 

One calf sold, 5 00 

One pair oxen, ... . . 170-00 

$334-00 



Expenditures at the City Farm by Moses Gill, Over- 



seer, from February 1, 1856, to April I, 1856. 



2 gallons molasses 
9 pounds sugar, 

1 pound tea, 
Quarter pound 
Thread, 

2 gallons molasses, 
4 pounds sugar, 

4 pounds coffee, 

5 pounds 6Ugar, 



2 gallons molasses, 
2 pounds sugar, 
1 quart rum, 
1 oz. camphor, 
1 pound pepper, 
Half pound tea, 
Cash paid for sewing, 
Cash paid for hot drops 
5 pounds tobacco, 



90 
22 
17 
06 
17 
25 
4.00 
25 
75 



Total $11.51 



Expenditures at tbe City Farm by II. Simpson, Over- 
seer, from April 1, 1856, to February 1, 1857. 



1 lantern, 


00 


1 pint gin, 


25 


2 pair of shoes, 


2-00 


50 pounds spikes, 
J. Emery, for work, 


2-25 


Flour, 


8-62 


2-00 


16 gallons vinegar, 


2-67 


1 bottle "of porter, for Cassidy, 33 


1 barrel of cider, 


2-00 


Filing saws, 


1-39 


2 chambers, 


50 


For labor, fencing, 


4-50 


1 yoke of oxen, 


145-00 


Freight on mackerel, 


64 


2 cows, 


80-00 


1 cask lime, 


1-25 


Half pound saltpetre, 


11 


1 quart of alcohol, 


25 


1 gallon of oil, 


1-00 


31 gallons molasses, 


13-64 


Grass seed, 


13.82 


lpig> 


3-00 


2 bushels rye, 


2-50 


1 pair shoes, 


1-63 


2 gallons molasses, 


96 


1 bag salt, 


28 


1 pair shoes, 


1-25 


1 hat, straw, 


20 


Repairing cream pot, 


20 


1 barrel flour, 


8.12 


Bed bug poison, 


33 


1 box mustard, 


15 


2 sinks, C. Stark, 


3-87 


3 panes glass, 


09 


Linen thread and cloth, 


1.65 


Spending money, 


100 


Paregoric, 


06 


1 pair shoes, 


1-75 


1 yoke oxen, 


125-00 


1 pound tea, 


40 


Repairing cart, 


1-25 


1000 pickets, 


1000 


3 rennet skins, 


50 


4 pounds coffee, 


56 


Cotton cloth, 


1.65 


2 bags salt, 


56 


Paid A. M. Gage, 


50 


1 snepth, 


83 


1 bushel wheat, 

Amount carrried forw 


2-50 

ard, - - 


2 papers seeds, 


10 
- $353-71 



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Amount brought forward, 






$353-71 

4-00 


Half pound saltpetre, 


10 


100 lbs. fish, 


2 bushels salt, 


M0 


Cask of lime, 


1-25 


1350 brick 


8-00 


1 pound cream tartar, 


38 


1 bag salt, 


1.62 


1 pound starch, 


12 


8 days haying, 


12-0(1 


Plow cutter, 


1-00 


20 pounds sugar, 


2.75 


1 pair shoes, 


1-00 


5 pounds tobacco, 


1.05 


10 lbs. spikes, 


45 


1 pound tea, 


44 


15 yards wool cloth, 


10.50 


2 oz. nutmeg, 


18 


1 pair boots, 


3-00 


Buts and screws, 


06 


1 pair shoes, 


112 


Rivets, 


20 


1 barrel apples, 


2-50 


Carding wool, 


1-381 


20 pounds fish, 


80 


Cotton cloth, 


1.61 


For pasturing, 


22-50 


4 bushels rye, 


4.00 


Butchering, 


1-25 


2 chambers, 


80 


1 barrel flour, 


9-00 


2 barrels flour, 


14-50 


6 bushels salt, 


3-00 


1 bundle fish, 


375 


1 brocm, 


31 


17 pounds sugar, 


2-00 


1 yoke oxen, 


125-00 


40 lbs. nails, 


1-80 


For sewing, 


5-25 


Fixing- pipe, 


25 


1 cow, 


30-00 


2 tin cans, 


50 


Burying clothes, 


75 


1 ball twine, 


05 


2 files, 


20 


C. Soap, 


28 


Cotton flannel, and thread, 


57 


Sick pauper from Canaan, 


7-25 


2 pounds tobacco, 


36 


4 bushels rye, 


4-00 


20 yards flannel, 


5.60 


6 bowls and spoons, 


80 


2 bean pots, 


25 


2 pounds coffee, 


28 


Tin ware, 


2-00 


Blacksmith bill, 


10-21 


1 cow, 


30-00 


2 quarts alcohol, 


56 


Peppermint, 


28 


10 pounds nails, 


45 


Tacks, 


10 


Steelyards, 


40 


1 pair shoes, 


100 


Frying kettle, 


25 


1 kit mackerel, 


1-50 


1 quart oil, 


25 


1 bag salt, 


25 


Half pound pepper, 


10 


5 pounds coffee, 


60 


5 pounds tobacco, 


83 


3 chairs, 


54 


Thread and tape, 


20 


Paper and ink, 


50 


Pint of peppermint, 


25 


1 buffalo, 


800 


1 quart camphor, 


32 


1 1-2 gallons molasses, 


75 


Thrashing, 


10.50 


C. H. dough's store bill, 


56-19 


1 quart oil, 


31 


1 bushel salt, 


50 


29 yds. prints, 


2-92 


Solder, 


20 


Cotton cloth, 


4-85 


4 pounds coffee, 


60 


1 shoat, 


9-00 


12 pounds sugar, 


1-50 


38 pounds tea, 


7-81 


27 yards cotton cloth, 


2-00 


2 pounds coffee, 


28 


1 gallon molasses, 


50 


18 " sugar, 


2.00 


Half pound saltpetre, 


06 


1 bag salt, 


25 


1 yard cotton cloth, 


09 


2 straps, 


33 


1 barrel flour, 


9-00 


1 pair shoes, 


75 


1 yoke oxen, 


115-00 


Copperas and alum, 


13 


1 pound cream tartar, 


40 


16 pounds sugar, 


1-84 


White wash brush, 


50 


Crackers, 


2-00 








Whole amount expenditures, 


$1,043-97 


Whole amount receipts at th 


2 Farm by Mr. Simpson, $1,128-09 




Whole amount expenditures, 


1,043-97 




Leaving a balance in the hands of 


the Overseer of 


$84-12 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



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

The undersigned, Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, would 
report as follows : 

There have been during the past year eleven fires and alarms : 

May, 1856. — Fire at Fisherville ; burning of a barn. 

June 2d. — Fire in the rear of B. F. Dow's buildings, West Con- 
cord. 

June 6. — Alarm ; caused by the burning of straw in the house of 
Charles Pettingill. 

July 20. — Fire on Spring and Fulton streets ; totally destroying 
a double house belonging to Robert Chase, and damaging two other 
cottage houses, one belonging to Mr. Chase and. the other to Mr. 
Rowe. 

Oct. 4. — Alarm ; occasioned by the burning of a bed in the house 
occupied by Mr. Dadmun, on Walnut street. 

Aug. 29. — Fire at the buildings of Jeremiah Abbot ; barn struck 
by lightning and totally destroyed, together with about twenty tons 
of hay, &c. 

Sept. 24. — Fire at Fisherville. 

Dec. 28. — Fire at the Phenix Hotel ; the building was totally des- 
troyed, but a portion of the furniture was saved. The building and 
furniture were partially insured. 

Jan. 22, 1857. — Fire occasioned by the partial burning of the 
stationary engine house at the Concord Railroad. 

Jan. 23. — Alarm occasioned by the bursting of a boiler at the 
steam mill of Messrs. Kimball and Clough, at which Loren A. Web- 
ster was instantly killed, and Mr. Keniston seriously injured. 

Feb. 1. — Fire at Philip Sargent's shop on State street; partially 
destroyed. 



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The location of the Fire Apparatus belonging to the city is as 
follows : 

Concord, No. 2 — Located at the north end of State street, near 
the Prison, and has five hundred and fifty feet of hose, all in good 
condition. 

Mechanics, No. 3 — Located at the south end of Main street, 
near Messrs. Abbots 1 Coach Manufactory, has five hundred feet of 
hose in good order. 

Merrimack, No. 4 — Located on Warren street, has six hundred 
feet of hose in good order. 

Cataract, No. 6 — Located at West Concord, has four hundred 
feet of good hose, and one hundred feet of old hose. 

Old Fort, No. 7 — Located at East Concord, has three hundred 
feet of hose, a quantity altogether too small for an engine of that 
capacity. 

Pioneer, No. 8 — Located at Fisherville, has five hundred feet 
of hose, all in good condition. 

Hook & Ladder Co., No. 1, is located on Warren street, in the 
same building with Engine Co. No. 4. 

Besides the above, the city own two old engines, one at the north 
end of Main street, and the other at the south end of Main street, 
now occupied by young gentlemen from 15 to 18 years of age. 

The various engine companies in the city have, for a long time, 
been anxious to have some runners for their engines ; and recently, 
by the vote of the Board of Engineers, I was instructed to procure 
them, and have accordingly done so. During the recent deep 
snows, great inconvenience and loss of time was experienced for 
the want of them. 

There has been constructed during the past year, under the su- 
perintendence of the Chief Engineer and the Mayor of the city, a 
reservoir on Rumford street, near the residence of Judge Minot, at 
an expense of about two hundred dollars. Two other reservoirs 
were ordered to be built by the City Council, one at West Concord 
near the City Farm, which has been commenced but not completed, 
and the other near Fayette street in Ward 6, which, owing to the 
extreme wet weather, was not commenced last Fall. They will 
both be finished as soon as the ground shall be sufficiently dry. 

The reservoirs in the city heretofore constructed, are as follows : 



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One at the south end of Main street, near Abbot's carriage man- 
ufactory ; 

One near the South Church, at the intersection of Main and 
Pleasant streets ; 

Three in front of the State House ; 

One at the intersection of Main and Centre streets ; 

One opposite the Merrimack County Bank, Main street ; 

One in front of J. H. George's house, Main street ; 

One on State street, near Sewell Hoit's house ; 

One on South street, near Daniel H. Fletcher's house ; 

One on Pine street ; 

One on School street, opposite S. G. Sylvester's house, near the 
Unitarian Church ; 

One on Main street, front of J. R. Hill's shop ; 

One on State street, near Mr. Parker's house ; 

One on State street; 

One on the corner of State and West street ; 

One on Pleasant street, opposite the house of G. H. H. Silsby ; 

One on Main street near F. N. Fisk's house. 

There are also several others not strictly public ; three on War- 
ren street, .one in rear of Call's Block, one at the intersection of 
State and Washington streets, one in Railroad Square, and various 
others of small capacity. 

At Fisherville, about 1000 feet from the canal, are two reservoir-s. 

Notwithstanding the amount of money expended by the city in 
the construction of reservoirs, still, probably, no city in New Eng- 
land is so poorly supplied with water, in case of fire, as the main 
village of Concord. The appropriations for reservoirs have not 
kept pace with the increase of building. An appropriation each 
year for one or more reservoirs is absolutely required for the public 
safety ; for no matter how energetic and efficient the Fire Depart- 
ment may be, without water they are compartively useless. 

The entire apparatus of the Fire Department has been kept by 
the stewards of the various companies, during the last year, so, that 
to all appearance, they are as good as they were at the date of my 
last annual report. 

All which is respectfully submitted, 

TRUE OSGOOD, Chief Engineer. 



so 

The following are the names of persons connected with the Fire 
Department at the present time : 

Board of Engineers. 
True Osgood, Chief Engineer; A. B. Holt, Assistant Engineer; 
Beza H. Lincoln, Clerk ; Lowell Eastman, James L. Mason, Oscar 
G. Ingalls, David A. Brown, Cyrus Robinson, Jeremiah Upton, 
Assistant Engineers. 



Engine Cobipany, No. 2. — Concord. 

Luther Roby, Jr., Foreman. 

C. H. Burr, Clerk. 



H. H. Holt, 
R. M. Ordway, 
Wm. F. Lock, 
George Dame, 
Joseph Brown, 
M. D. Drew, 
F. LaBonta, 
Samuel Wallace, 
James Morrill, 
E. S. Towle, 
C. H. Herbert, 
W. Odlin, 
Luther Roby, Jr., 
J. J. Wyman, 
C. C. Hartford, 
S. M. Griffin, 
John A. West, 
George H. Marston, 
J. B. Walker, 
Wm. Roby, 
Charles Barker, 
Calvin Smart, 
H. P. Sweetser, 
L. A. Walker, 
S. Seavey, 



G. H. Seavey, 
Wm. Ballard, 
M. A. Holt, 

C. R. Cass, 
Wm. Wallace, 
Samuel B. Marsten, 
George W. Emerton, 
E. A. Moulton, 

D. Kenerdy, 
George Brackett, 
John Richardson, 
M. H. Bradley, 
Joshua T. Kendall, 
John M. Hill, 
Moses C. Hadley, 
Jacob W. Watson, 
J. R. Ehvell, 

R. Roberts, 
V. R. Moore, 
Henry C. Davis, 
Henry Dunlap, 
Alvin Ferrin, 
John M. Bowker, 
Isaac N. Elwell, 



Engine Company, No. 3. — Mechanics. 

Josiah Cooper, Foreman. 

J. M. Otis, Clerk. 



Caleb Parker, 
L. P. Fuller, 
G. F. Whittredge, 
James Thompson, 



Samuel Gage, 
J. Stephens Abbott, 
Job M. Cook, 
W. E. Morton, 



ai 



Joel Howe, 
Daniel H. Stokes, 
C. H. Abbott, 
William Stevenson, 
J. J. Pillsbuiy, 
Daniel Widmer, 
Charles D. Cate, 
Joseph Meyers, 
Edward Sanborn, 
Joseph Lamprey, 
Daniel S.Webster, 
Asa Parker, 
Charles Butters, 
Abel Lamprey, 
Chandler Stevens, 
Charles E. Thompson, 
John K. Stokes, 
Samuel Shute, 
Perry Curtis, 
Andrew J. Tilton, 



Amos Locke, 
Freeman Sanborn, 
Charles Bradley, 
Oliver Turner, 
L. C. Lull, 
C. S. Colby, 
William VV. Cloud, 
James H. Stevens, 
Dudley Winslow, 
John M. Fellows, 
Thomas Upham, 
Benjamin Green, 
Jesse Lull, 
Albert Fellows, 
Joseph Whitney, 
Jeremiah Batchelder, 
Irad Colby, 
Everett Smith, 
Ezekiel C. Downs, 
Georce A. Fellows. 



Engine Company No. 4. — Merrimack. 



J. D. Teel,. , 
N. J. Mead,. 



Fore ma 



, Clerk. 



Jona. Sargent, 
Ira F. Morse, 
Jona. Sanborn, 
S. Whitcher, 
Joseph Osgood, 
Wm. S. Davis, 
Jeremiah Brown, 
Charles J. Elliott, 
Luther P. Cheeney, 
J. C. Duncklee, 
James A. Cooper, 
Joseph Heezar, 
James G. Alexander, 
Calvin Goodspeed, 
J. Frank Hoit, 
Perkins Gale, 
James Davis, 

C. C. Webster, 
L. D. Boynton, 
W. G. Shaw, 

D. B. Rowe, 
S. D. Greeley, 
Wm. Carr, 



S. Edmunds, 
J. W. Prescott, 
Charles E. Mead, 
H. Conner, 
N. Teney, 
Reuben Lake, 
S. L. Sanders, 
John S. Webster, 
A. Morrison, 
Charles G. Lane, 
Calvin Gerrish, 
Albert Ordway, 
Henry H. Arlin, 
David Brown, Jr., 
R. F. Wolcott, 
Charles H. Duncklee, 
Prescott F. Stevens, 
Oliver Cole, 
Thomas James, 
Patrick Morrison, 
Arthur L. Davis, 
Daniel B. Hill, 



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Engine Company No. 6. — Cataract. 



Jeremiah Upton, 
Jackson Crosby, 



Foreman. 
...Clerk. 



Moses Humphrey, 
Chandler Eastman, 
John Quin, 
Benj. F. Holden, 
Moses F. Clough, 
Benj. F. Dow, 
Joseph Eastman, 
Charles R. Brown, 
Moses H. Farnum, 
Hyram Farnum, 
George W. Brown, 
Wm. F. Clough, 
Wm. H. Brown, 
Charles H. Clough, 
E. C. Ferrin, 
Daniel Marden, 
Elisha Thomas, 
Charles Upton, 
Asa P. Tenny, Jr. , 



Stephen W. Kellum, 
Henry M. Goodrich, 
Lyman Sawyer, 
Thomas P. Gow, 
Michael Huben, 
Rufus Abbott, 
Milo Bedel, 
John H. Kellum, 
Amos S. Abbott, 
John N. Speed, 
Otis A. Williams, 
Augustus Williams, 
Harrison Patridge, 
Jeremiah Hall, 
James Flanders, 
John Thomas, 
Charles Hartley, 
Patrick Owens, 
Thomas Clegg, 



Engine Company No. 7. — Old Fort. 

Wm Page, Foreman. 

Charles E. Robinson Clerk. 



Reuben B. Locke, 
Ebenezer Eastman, 
Samuel Eastman, 
John T. Batchelder, 
Cyrus Robinson, 
Heman Sanborn, 
Adoniram B. Seavey, 
Smith Bean, 
James Frye, 
Jonathan Kimball, 
James Sanborn, 
Washimgton Hill, 
Abraham B. Sanborn, 
Cyrus Farrar, 
Samuel Moody, 
George Turner, 
George W. Stone, 
T. W. Emery, 
Wm. Pecker, 
Warren A. Bean, 
Wm. H. Keniston, 



John C. Hutchins, 
P. C. Virgin, 
Isaac Eastman, 
James M. Carleton, 
Winthrop St. Clair, 
Lewis Bean, 
Gardner Tenney, 
George W. Moody, 
Mellcn C. Eastman, 
Mark Floyd, 
J. Eastman Pecker, 
George W. Moulton, 
Benj. P. Kimball, 
Harvey Clark, 
Jacob Clough, 
John Putney, 
John Hutchins, 
Joseph Dow, 
Joseph Clough, 
Cyrus R. Robinson, 



Engine Company, No. 8. — Pioneer. 

Leonard Drown, Foreman. 

Samuel Merriam, Clerk. 



Abial Rolfe, 
John A. Coburn, 
George B. Elliot, 
Albert H. Drown, 
David A. Brown, 
Isaac G. Howe, 
Samuel R. Flanders, 
Charles W. Hardy, 
William H. Allen, 
Nathaniel Rolfe, 
Hazen Knowlton, 
Samuel C. Pickard, 
Charles L. Bachelder, 
Jacob B. Rand, 
Timothy C. Rolfe, 
Sylvester G. Long, 
Charles Abbott, 
Nathan Emerson, 
Jedediah S. Shepherd, 
Jeremiah S. Durgin, 
Benjamin Morrill, 
Jared Sparks, 
Albert L. Smith, 
Daniel W. Martin, 



j Henry F. Brown, 
J Edward McArdle, 
Isaac N. Vesper, 
Charles W. Chase, 
Josiah W. Jameson, 
Reuben C. Danforth, 
Joshua S. Bean, 
Charles D. Rowell, 
Frank Morse, 
Samuel Davis, 
Timothy H. Potter, 
Martin Sargent, 
Lorenzo F. Conner, 
John G. Warren, 
James K. Bricket, 
Orren S. Rollins, 
William E. Woodward, 
Henry A. Sparks, 
Charles Smith, 
E. T. Bachelder, 
Peter R. Shepard, 
Daniel Emery, 
Sherburn W. Stevens, 
Jeremiah F. Stevens, 



The above is a correct list of firemen belonging to Engine Com- 
pany No. 8, in the city of Concord, and have done duty for the 
year 1856. 

LEONARD DROWN, Foreman. 

SAMUEL MERRIAM, Clerk. 

Hook & Ladder Company No 1. 

Charles K. West, Foreman 

Fred. S. Crawford, Clerk. 



John C. Hall, 
Edson C. Eastman, 
Joseph B. Smart, 
John L. Gordon, 
Thomas B. Jones, 
Harry Houston, 
George B. Houston, 
Curtis White, 
S. N. Farnsworth, 
Joel C. Danforth, 
Isaac A. Hill, 
3 



Jeremiah Smith, 
Jacob P. Wheeler, 
John G. Elliott, 
Thomas Burton, 
James Leahy, 
Charles C. Shaw, 
John Miller, 
Edward Miller, 
D. Clough, 
George A. Dow, 
Thomas McGrath, 



m 



Solon S. Graves, 
Josiah B. Sanborn, 
Charles F. Barton, 
Gust. Walker, 
J. L. Cilley, 
John C. Pillsbury, 
Robert Crummett, 



Dexter W. Smith, 
Charles Dennett, 
D. D. Brainard, 
N. S. Shaw, 
J. F. Cotton, 
George Page, 
Wm. H. Wyman, 2d, 



REPORT 

OF THE 

SUPERINTENDENT 

OF 

REPAIRS GE HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



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

JOHN ABBOTT, Superintendent. 

DISTRICTS No. 9, 27 and 28. 

Amount appropriated April, 1856, $4305-00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for Labor, 

Charles P. Adams, $12-28 

Asa J. Hook, 7-60 

Calvin Worth, 8-20 

Thomas Clark, 17-22 

John Larry. 1-75 

Patrick Larkin, 5-83 

A. & C. C. Webster, 1-80 

Charles Graham for oxen, 180-00 

James Frye, 26-00 

Patrick Flaherty, 5-83 

Calvin Worth, 7-00 

Charles P. Adams, 7-00 

Thomas Kieley, 7-00 

Patrick Larkin, 7-00 

Asa J. Hook, 4-67 

Thomas Clark, 8-20 

Amount carried forward* $307-38 



36 



Amount brought forward 7 


$307-38 


Paid A. & C. C. Webster, 


25-20 


William Nichols, 


4-50 


Patriek McCade, 


2-50 


George Downing,. 


6-41 


Patrick Larkin, 


6-41 


Calvin Worth, 


5-83 


Patrick Flaherty, 


6-41 


Thomas Clark, 


6-41 


Thomas Kieley, 


6-41 


Asa J. Hook, 


6-41 


Charles P. Adams, 


4-25 


Holmes & Boutell for atone, 


75-00 


James Frye, 


42-25 


Asa J. Hook, 


5-83 


Charles P. Adams, 


5-83 


Calvin Worth, 


5-52 


George Clark, 


4-09 


George C. Downing, 


4-09 


Thomas Kieley, 


5-83 


Cyrus Parch, 


3-50 


Michael Larkin, 


5-25 


Patrick Flaherty, 


5-83 


John Bresingham 7 


5-25 


Patrick Larkin, 


4-67 


Thomas Clark, 


5-83 


William T, Locke, 


58-50 


Joshua Goodridge, 


6-00 


Holmes & Boutell for stone, 


92-62 


Eichard Wheeler, 


15-00 


Asa J. Hook, 


7-00 


Charles P. Adams, 


7-00 


Patrick Larkin, 


7-00 


Thomas Clark, 


7-00 


Thomas Kieley, 


7-00 


Michael Larkin, 


7-00 


Patrick Flaherty, 


7-00 


John Brcsingham, 


7-00 


Cornelius Clifford, 


7-00 


George Clark, 


7-00 


George C. Downing, 


2-33 


Austin Guernsey, 


12-25 


Amount carried forward, 


. 



$824-59 



Amount brought forward; 


$824-59 


Paid Thomas Murphy, 


2-33 


Dexter W. Smith, 


16-25 


Asa J. Hook, 


7<41 


Patrick Larkin, 


4-67 


George Clark, 


5-83 


John Bresingham, 


5-83 


Thomas Clark, 


6-41 


Patrick Flaharty, 


5-83 


Michael Larkin, 


5-83 


Cornelius Clifford, 


5-83 


Thomas Keeley, 


5-83 


Charles P. Adams, 


5-83 


Charles C. Clark, 


4-50 


James S. Frye, 


35-75 


Thomas Clark, 


7-00 


Charles P. Adams, 


7-00 


Patrick Larkin, 


7-00 


Patrick Flaharty, 


7-00 


George Clark, 


7-00 


Thomas Keeley, 


7-00 


Michael Larkin, 


7-00 


Cornelius Clifford^ 


7-00 


Asa J. Hook, 


7-05 


John Bresingham, 


7-00 


Jeremiah Cass, 


19-81 


George Clark, 


2-33 


William T. Locke, 


14-16 


William T. Locke, 


33-00 


Henry Smith, 


30-52 


Charles Butters, 


56-58 


Charles Butters, 


1-47 


Harvey Hayes, 


20-71 


Cornelius Clifford, 


3-50 


Michael Larkin, 


. 3-50 


Thomas Keeley, 


4-67 


Thomas Clark, 


4-67 


Patrick Larkin, 


3-50 


John Burk, 


35-64 


Patrick Flaharty, 


3-50 


Webster & Robinson, 


50-00 


Charles O'Brien, 


35-67 


Amount carried forward, 


$1,336.00 



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Amount brought forward, 


$1,336-00 


Paid A. G. Saltmarsh, 


74-75 


Jeremiah Mills, 


30-00 


J. Brown, 


3-00 


'James S. Frye, 


18-68 


' John Mills, 


42-81 


Sullivan Mills, 


29-00 


George Garvin, 


50-00 


Charles P. Adams, 


7-58 


Samuel Simpson, 


25-38 


Asa J. Hook, 


i-n 


William Pecker, 


23-56 


A/ G. Saltmarsh, 


73-25 


Nancy Dakin, sand, 


54-90 


"Webster & Robinson,. 


44-25 


C. W. Batchelder, lumber, 


20-55 


James Weeks, 


75-00 


George Garvin, 


46-37 


Phinehas Nwens, 


69-75 


Daniel S. Webster, 


98-00 


George Frye, 


131-73 


Alexander Thompsos* 


19-40 


J. Colby, 


7-25 


James M. Jones, 


143-81 


Thomas Keeley, 


14-29. 


John Bresingham, 


2-33 


Thomas Harty, 


7-58 


Michael Larkin, 


7-00 


John Drew, 


7-58' 


Patrick Larkin, 


3-50 


Thomas Clark, 


9-33 


Chandler Eastman, lumber. 


2-00 


William H. Clark, stone, 


52-50 


Thomas Upham, 


10-62. 


Calvin Howe, stone, 


14-00 


Samuel L. Currier, 


37-37 


John Drew, 


4-67 


S. H. Dumas, 


13-00 


Isaac Clement, 


49-12- 


Patrick Larkin, 


11-67 


Michael Larkin, 


11-67 


Cornelius Breslils, 


11-67 


Amount carried forward,. 


$2,G9G,0$ 



Amount brouugt forward, 


2,696..09 


aid Thomas Clark, 


11-67 


Thomas Keelcy, 


7-00 


H. Sanborn, sand, 


10-00 


Philip O'Connel, 


1400 


Waterman Dimond, gravel, 


23-50 


James Thompson, 


21-87 


Parker "Whidden, 


2-00 


Charles P. Adams, 


5-83 


John J. Burk, 


11-25 


Isaac Emerson, 


10-00 


James Weeks, 


63-75 


Harvey Hayes, 


14-50 


Patrick Larkin, 


19-00 


Michael Larkin, 


16-33 


Benjamin J. Davis, 


20-17 


Moses Carter, 


1-25 


John C. Hall, stone, 


15-25 


James M. Jones, 


3-00 


Charles P. Adams, 


7-00 


Patrick Larkin, 


7-00 


Thomas Keeley, 


16-08 


A. G. Saltmarsh, 


158-81 


William T. Locke, 


69-75 


Charles O'Brien, 


13-25 


Thomas Summerville, 


6-59 


John E. Saltmarsh,, 


27-70 


Moses Brown, 


20-44 


John Burke, 


18-25 


David A. Warde, Hard- ware, 


17-61 


Jeremiah Brown, 


38-12 


William H. Clark, 


27-75 


H. C. Morrill, 


5-00 


Asa J. Hook, 


18-72 


Going Thompson, 


23-00 


Lowell Eastman, 


5-00 


Charles P. Adams, 


4-50 


Alexander & Sargent, 


40-00 


George Pitts, Blacksmith's work, 


3-59 


Samuel Simpson, 


2-50 


Albert Jounson, 


•75 


Harvey Hayes, 


5-50 


Amount carried forward, 


$3,50; 



,37 



40 



Amount brought forward, 


$35.03.37 


Paid Sullivan Mills, 


35-25 


John Mills, 


31-50 


Jere Mills, 


20-25 


Webster & Robinson, 


61-00 


James Thompson, 


9-25 


Alexander & Sargent, 


14-58 


Charles Butters, 


67-56 


David A. Warde, Hard-ware, 


2-83 


R. M. Ordway, 


1-15 


William T. Locke, 


12-29 


Ephraim Sweat, 


2-00 


George Garvin, 


39-00 


West Robinson, 


11-37 


Seba Mills, 


5-25 


Benjamin A. Hall, 


12-38 


Jeremiah Page, 


6-48 


Ira Abbott, 


18-75 


Asa J. Hook, 


1-00 


Phinehas Carey, 


5-00 


Willard Williams, 


11-44 


Phinehas Nevens, 


55-53 


Daniel S. Webster, 


145-87 


S. D. Colby, 


1-39 


Benjamin L. Larkin, 


•36 


George Abbott, 


•60 


Thomas Tandy, 


5-00 


Asa J. Hook, 


2-00 


Gilman Henderson, 


2-33 


Thomas Murphy, 


3-83 


Thomas Keeley, 


1-00 


Plumer Grdway, 


•36 ' 


Moses B. Elliott, 


•36 


Benjamin K. Abbott, 


17-87 


H. B. Cross, 


3-00 


Thomas Tandy, 


10-00 


Charles Thompson, 


5-83 


Gilman Handerson, 


1-50 


Patrick Halpin, 


•75 


John Murphy, 


•50 


Joseph P. Stickney, 


19-58 


Patrick Larkin, 


1-00 


Amount carried forward, 


$4,150-36 



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Amount brought forward, 


$4,150-36 


aid Thomas Tandy, 


10-00 


Charles Butters, 


10-00 


Cornelius Driscoll, 


•60 


William Abbott, 


•50 


Samuel Coffin, 


38-80 


Seth Eastman, 


1-25 


Isaac Danforth, 


4-00 


J. R. Bowers, 


1-50 


Ezekiel F. Elliott, 


3-94 


William T. Emery, 


53 


John Kenney, 


1-50 


Gilm2,n Handerson, 


3-00 


Thomas Clark, 


10-00 


Thomas Murphy. 


•50 




$4,24749 



Balance not expended Feb. 1, 1857, $57-51 

DISTRICT No. 1. 

Amount appropriated April, 1856, $50-00 

Paid for labor, 

Jeremiah P. Boyce, surveyor, $4-72 

Samuel Carter, '36 

Samuel Hutchins, 3-04 

Joseph F. Goodwin, '36 

Joseph H. Emery, *39 

John H. Durgin, *3.9 

Barnard Currier, *47 

James Locke, 3-13 

Thomas T. Moore, 3-09 

Aaron Q. Farnum, 7-25 

Simeon Farnum, -33 

Moody S. Farnum, -79 

Joseph F. Gage, 1-19 

Samuel Boyce, *33 

Isaac C. Boyce, 1-00 

John T. Gilman, 8-00 

Zebulon Smith, 8-50 

Chandler Choat, 1-62 

George Melville, 1-56 

George H. Melville, *50 



Nelson Davis, 2-95 



$50-00 



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DISTRICT No. 2. 



Amount appropriated April, 1856, 




Paid for labor, 




Enoch Jackman, surveyor, 


$4-60 


Caleb Gilman, 


•50 


William Hayward, 


3-65 


"William Hayward, 


•60 


Joseph Moody, 


5-15 


Joseph Moody, 


1-00 


Z. W. Gleason, 


1-25 


Henry Stevens, 


•60 


Albert G. Hildreth, 


2-45 


C. A. W. Folsom, 


5-60 


John Ewer, 


3-00 


John Ewer, 


1-40 


John Ewer, 


1-20 


DISTRICT No. 3. 




Amount appropriated April, 1856, 




Paid for labor, 




George G. Virgin, surveyor, 


$20-40 


James C. Ewer, 


2-00 


David Sargent, 


3-00 


Andrew Moody, 


3-00 


Charles Graham, 


5-50 


James C. Ewer, 


3-50 


Charles Graham, 


6-60 



DISTRICT No. 4. 



$30.00 



$30-00 
$47-00 



$47-00 



Amount appropriated, $44-00 

Paid for labor, 

Wm. H. Page, surveyor, 15-00 

Jacob A. Potter, 7-50 

John G. Kimball, 2-50 

Reuben Kimball, 2-00 

Amos Sleeper, 3-00 

Thompson Tenney, 2-75 

Charles O. Stockbridge, 3-25 

Samuel Haines,' 5-50 

Samuel Kimball, 2-50 

$44-00 



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DISTRICT No. 5. 

Amount appropriated, April, 1856, $72-00 

Paid for labor, 

John L. Tallant, surveyor, $31-00 

Robert Brown, 3-00 

Evans Anderson, 2-90 

Abraham Bean, 3-00 

Sylvester Stevens, 2-50 

J. T. Hoyt, 8-50 

John B. Sanborn, 5-50 

Amos Paul, 1-00 

Nathaniel Mann, 3-50 

Daniel Gale, 2-51 

C. & J. C. Gage for plank, 8-59 

—$72-00 

$230-00 



DISTRICT No. 6. 




Amount appropriated, April, 1856, 




Paid for labor, 




"William Pecker, surveyor, 


$29-88 


Nathaniel Parker, 


1-00 


Timothy W. Emery, 


3-56 


James Sanborn, 


10-20 


Joseph Clough, 


2-00 


Heman Sanborn, 


13-50 


Smith Bean, 


•70 


William Page, 


2-50 


Benjamin Ambrose, 


7-00 


James Frye, 


16-00 


Acloniram B. Seavey, 


3-50 


Lewis Bean, 


1-00 


Augustus H. Robinson, 


1-35 


Gardiner Tenney, 


•80 


George W. Moody, 


2-00 


Mastin M. Tallant, 


4-25 


Jacob Clough, 


3-70 


Samuel Eastman, 


2-00 


Carlton Parker, 


•36 


John Sanders, 


3-94 


Parson Cleasby, 


1-15 


E. W. Upham, 


2-00 


John M. Dearborn, 


3-51 


Amount carried forward, 





$115.90 



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Amount brought forward, 


$115-90 


Paid Isaac Eastman, 


•81 


Cyrus Farrar, 


1-03 


John Putney, 


2-61 


Mellen C. Eastman, 


1-29 


Edmond S. Curtis, 


1-56 


Benjamin 0. Adams, 


1-75 


Harrison Bean, 


2-20 


Samuel Curtis, 


•4T 


Meshech Lang, 


1-27 


Reuben B. Locke, 


1-64 


Mary L. Pecker, 


2-50 


John B. Curtis, 


4-00 


Samuel C-. Potter, 


2-36 


Henry A. Kendall, 


5-00 


Thomas Smith, 


1-00 


John P, Locke, 


1-50 


Z. W. Gleason, 


1-50 


Joshua Sanborn, 


•98 


Herman Price, 


•30 


Joseph A. Merriam, 


14-58 


Abel Manning, 


2-00 


George W. Moulton, 


1-00 


David J. Paige, 


1-50 


Samuel Moody, 


•66 


Phineas Kimball, 


1-50 


David J. Paige, 


•20 


Richard Sargent, 


•30 


James Blake, 


9-34 


William Hurd, 


4-50 


Robert Eastman, 


1-00 


Joseph Bachelder, 


4-56 


John Jarvis, 


5-00 


John Eastman, for plank, 


6-54 


John Eastman, 


6-50 


Joseph F. Parker, 


•90 


Isaac Emery, 


9-26 


Robert Smith, 


•36 


Winthrop St. Clair, 


2-00 


William Keniston, 


3-10 


John M. Dearborn, for nails, 


•53 


Heman Sanborn, 


5-50 




$230-50 



45 

DISTRICT No. 7. 

Amount appropriated, April, 1856, $20-00 

PaicHbr labar, 

"Samuel M. Locke, $2*96 

Josiah C. Locke, 3-60 

John Locke, 4-57 

Samuel B. Locke, 2-94 

James B. Fellows, -86 

Samuel B. Larkin, 5-07 

$20-00 

DISTRICT No. 8. 

Amount appropriated, April 1856, $29-00 

Paid for labor, 

William C. Greenough, surveyor, $5-04 

John Davis, «69 

Malachi Harris, *53 

Sylvester Davis, *36 

Jonathan Fellows, -81 

Jonathan Leavitt, 1-47 

Gilman W. Holt, 1-09 

Thomas H. Morrill, -42 

Abbott Saltmarsh, 2-86 

Nathan Fingrey, -84 

Frye Holt, -39 

Barter Holt, -72 

Hiram Davis, «36 

Josiah Stevens, 2-19 

Benjamin Prescott, 1-06 

Cyrus Jenness, -36 

Jacob T. Moulton, 1-18 

Obed Kempton, -26 

John F. Carter, -36 

Hosea B. Barton, 1-59 

Obed Kempton, -36 

Lafayette Stevens, »80 

Alvin Gates, -36 

Jonathan F. Day, 1 -78 

Not expended, 9-02 

$29-00 



46 
DISTRICT No. 10. 



Amount appropriated, April, 1856, 




Paid for labor, 




William H. Brown, surveyor, 


$62-50 


Benjamin Farnum, 


12-00 


Charles H. Clough, 


6-00 


Moses H. Farnum, 


10-00 


Simeon Abbott, 


10-00 


Daniel Harden, 


4-00 


George W. Brown, for lamber, 


10-00 


Hiram Simpson, 


1-50 


Timothy E. Hoit, 


1-50 


George W. Shepherd, 


5-50 


George W. Brown, 


22-00 



$145-00 



$145-00 



DISTRICT No. 11. 



Amount appropriated, April, 1856, $23-00 

Paid for labor, 



David Abbott, surveyor, 


$8-16 


Gardner Knowles, 


•36 


Alfred C. Abbott, 


3-80 


Jonathan Arlin, 


•36 


Asa A. Blanchard, 


6-50 


Samuel B. Knowles, 


3.82 




ft°3-PO 






DISTRICT No. 12. 




Amount appropriated, April, 1856, 


$350' 


Paid for labor, 




Seth B. Hoit, surveyor, 


$133-39 


H. Rolfe & Sons, 


21-01 


S. C. Roby, 


•36 


Nathan Chandler, 


2-00 


Nathaniel Simpson, 


1-50 


Asa H. Morrill, 


1-00 


H. H. & J. S. Brown, 


1-40 


George W. Wadleigh, 


3-75 


C. & J. C. Gage, lumber, 


•72 


C. B. Wallace, 


24-00 


Nathaniel Simpson, 


5-25 


Samuel R. Flanders, 


7-00 


Amount carried forward, 


$201- 



47 
Amount brought forward, $201.38 



Paid Joseph Abbott, 


1-00 


Hamilton Rowell, 


22-00 


Charles Moore, 


•36 


Nathan Chandler, 


7-50 


John H. Tilton, 


1-00 


Nathaniel Simpson, 


9-50 


William 0. Dyer, 


•36 


James Healey, 


11-00 


E. F. Elliott, lumber, 


3-04 


Edmund Guernsey, 


1-00 


Jacob Tuffer, 


2-00 


C. & J. C. Gage, lumber, 


3-45 


James G. Howe, 


1-75 


Ezra A. Pratt, 


3-50 


S. B. Hoit, 


4-50 


Moses H. Pifield, 


3-00 


John Sawyer, 


5-25 


Gilman Morrill, 


2-50 


Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1857, 


65-91 




< S^ f )0 00 


DISTRICT No. 13 




Amount apprproiated April, 1856, 


$49-( 


Paid for labor, 




Joseph E. Scales, surveyor, 


$4-47 


Jeremiah Fowler, 


7-28 


Eli Elliot, 


2-80 


Peter F. Elliott, 


69 


Rufus D. Scales, 


4-05 


Jonathan H. Hoit, 


1-39 


Nathan C. Elliot, 


1-30 


Marshal Baker, 


1-26 


Aaron Elliott, 


2-35 


G. W. Wells, 


36 


Charles H. Currier, 


36 


James C. Elliott, 


38 


Eben 0. Morrill, 


36 


Luther B. Elliott, 


1-64 


Warren W. Whit tier, 


3-35 


Eben F. Elliott, 


7-60 


Henry L. Elliott, 


3-03 


Benjamin Hoit, 


4-95 


Samuel E. Scales, 


1-48 

... $49. f 



48 

DISTRICT No. 14. 

$27-00 



Amount appropriated April, 1856, 
Paid for labor, 




Sherman D. Colby, surveyor, 
Heirs of Wm. Eastman, 


$1-98 
60 


Solon Sanborn, 


3-44 


George Foss, 
Thomas Eastman, 


2-57 
3-89 


Ephraim C. Elliot, 


1-96 


Josiah Hardy, 
Solomon Colby, 
Gilman J. Colby, 
Samuel Dow, 


2-41 
36 

2-39 
64 


Sylvester G-. Hoit, 


36 


George A. Hoit, 
Amos Hoit, 


46 

5-58 


Alfred A. Eastman, 


36 


DISTRICT No. 15. 




Amount appropriated April, 1856. 
Paid for labor, 




Samuel Runnels, surveyor, 
Andrew Crockett, 


$8-09 
55 


Joseph Colby, 
Ephraim Sweatt, 


99 
81 


Eri Colby, 
Francis Runnels, 


1-34 

1-64 


Luther Runnels, 


36 


Robert Knowlton, 


3-29 


J. F. Runnels, 


1-01 


Andrew P. Bennet, 


36 


George B. Dimond, 
Harvey Chase, 


1-06 
2-50 


DISTRICT No. 16. 




Amount appropriated April, 1856, 
Paid for labor, 




Robert B. Hoit, surveyor, 
Edwin Terry, 
Amount carried forward, 


$7-66 
84 



$27-00 
$22-00 



$22-00 
38-00 

$8-50 



49 



Amount brought forward, 


$8-50 


Dodge Hay ward, 


2-00 


Amos Sawyer, 


3-04 


John Sawyer, Jr., 


1-17 


Joseph Runnels, 


3-91 


Josiah Runnels, 


4-58 


James H. Powell, 


81 


F. F. Hoit, 


3-00 


Albert G. Dow, 


3-47 


Sarah B. Johnson, 


35 


Lois Runnels, 


2-26 




#31-00 







Balance not expended, February 1, 1857, $5-91 

DISTRICT No. 17. 

$29-00 



Amount appropriated April, 1856, 




Paid for labor, 






Hazen Abbott, 




$7-0'0 


John Fisk, 




5-50 


Israel Shepard, 




1-36 


Andrew Buswell, 




7-50 


William D. Colby. 




3-64 


Heirs of Enoch H. Dow, 




1-00 


William B. Thompson, 




2-00 


John F. Elliott, 


No. 18. 


1-00 


DISTRICT 





$29-00 



Amount appropriated April, 1856, $61-00 

Paid for labor, 

H. L. Ferrin, surveyor, $21-60 

Joseph Eastman, 5-00 

Ezekiel C. Ferrin, 2-00 

Jacob Dow, 2-97 

Henry Farnum, 8-00 

J. Y. Aldrich, 3-69 

Samuel L. Knowles, 1-48 

$44-74 

Balance undrawn, $16.26 
4 



50 

DISTRICT No. 19. 

Amount appropriated April, 1856, $30-00 

Paid for labor, 

Reuben R. Abbott, surveyor, $7-22 

Jeremiah S. Abbott, 7-96 

Nathan K. Abbott, 4-22 

Henry Martin, Jr, 7-65 

$27-05 

Balance not expended, $2-95 

DISTRICT No. 20. 

Amount appropriated April, 1856, $30-00 

Paid for labor, 



$30-00 
$40-00 



John E. Saltmarsh, surveyor, 


$16-10 


Samuel K. Blanchard, 


4-20 


Wm. H. Flanders, 


2.55 


Edward P. Flanders, 


7-15 


DISTRICT No. 21. 




Amount appropriated April, 1856, 




Paid for labor, 




Daniel Farnum, surveyor, 


$7-04 


Abira Fisk, 


15-00 


Ezra Ballard, 


2-75 


Wm. Fox, 


3-83 


Charles Fisk, 


2-80 


David Seavey, 


2-25 


John Ballard, 


6-33 


DISTRICT No. 22. 




Amount appropriated, April, 1856, 




Paid for labor, 




Benjamin E. Goodwin, surveyor, 


$22.44 


Jedediah Currier, 


1-00 


Charles Hall, 


8-00 


Samuel B. Hall, 


2.00 


C. C. Clark, 


3-81 


Moses Shute, 


2-75 


Wm. B. Peters, 


2-00 


Amount carried forward, 





$40-00 
$49-00 



$42-00 



51 



Amount brought forward. 


$42.00 


$49.00 


Paid Benjamin Howe, 


2-50 




John Hall, 


4-00 


$48-50 







Balance not expended Feb. 1, 1857, *50 

DISTRICT No. 23, 



Amount appropriated April, 1856, 




$73-00 


Paid for labor, 






Daniel Knowlton, surveyor. 


$3-72 




Isaac Proctor, 


6-60 




Wm. Proctor, 


36 




Atkinson Webster, 


7-92 




Sally Currier, 


64 




Stephen Currier, 


36 




Samuel L. Baker, 


3-63 




Isaac N. Baker, 


36 




Wm. Bodwell, 


70 




Joseph S. Abbott, 


12-06 




N. D. Berry, 


2-98 




Hiram B. Currier, 


36 




Nathan Lovejoy, 


1-58 




Joseph Hazelton, 


1.71 




Joshua Berry, 


2-49 




John Corlis, jr., 


3-76 




John Corlis, 


2-50 




Frederick R. Currier, 


2-62 


$54-25 







Balance not expended February 1, 1857. $18-75 

DISTRICT No. 24. 
Amount appropriated April, 1856, $22-00 



Paid for labor, 




Andrew S. Smith, surveyor, 


$3-75 


Russel Hills, 


3-27 


Benjamin Green, 


2-21 


John S. Green. 


39 


Heirs of Alpheus Goodwin. 


3-69 


Josiah Dow, 


4-19 


Daniel Clark, 


1-08 



$18-58 



Amount not expended, $3-42 



52 

DISTRICT No. 25. 

Amount appropriated, April, 1858, $78-00 

Paid for labor, 



Moses B. Abbott, surveyor 




$38-93 




E. S. D. Ordway, 




4-00 




William Abbott, 




2-90 




Charles H. Reed, 




3-73 




David Hammond, 




1-12 




Jonathan P. Batckelder, 




4-50 




Moses Carter, 




45 




Benjamin Wheeler, 




8-75 




Silas Messer, 




50 




John C. Wheeler, 




83 




Thomas C. Capen, 




1-22 




James Corlis, 




30 




George T. Abbott, 




2-81 




Charles Abbott, 




3-21 




Ira Abbott, 




4-75 


$78-00 






DISTRICT 


No. 26. 






Amount appropriated, April, 1856, 




$35-00 


Paid for labor, 








George Frye, surveyor, 




$18-25 




Ichabod C. Weeks, 




36 




Benjamin H. Weeks, 




6-16 




Daniel Clark, 




3-82 




Horatio G. Belknap, 




4-00 




Ebenezer B. Lane, 




1-72 




John Lane, 




36 










$34-67 


Balance not expended, 


•33 


DISTRICT 


No, 29. 






Amount appropriated Apri', 1856, 




$27-00 


Paid for labor, 








Alexander Thompson, sun 


eyor, 


$15-00 




James W. Moore, 




2-25 




Japhet G. Holmes, 




8-45 


$25-70 



Balance not expended February 1, 1857, $1.30 



53 

. DISTRICT No. 30. 

Amount appropriated, April, 1856, $33-00 

Paid for labor, 

Augustine C. Carter, $13-12 

Timothy Carter, 6-07 

Samuel Knowlton. 5-12 

John Urand, 1.50 

George Abbott, 2-00 

John Carter, 2-19 

John J. Thompson, 50 

Henry E. Dow, 2-50 



DISTRICT No. 31. 



$33-00 



Amount appropriated, April, 1856, $12-00 

Paid for labor, 

Samuel Clifford surveyor, $4-00 

Reuben N. Myers? 1-00 

Joseph Lougee, 1-85 

Joseph M. Whidden, 50 

Parker Whidden, 2-00 

$9-35 

Amount not expended Feb. 1, 1857, $2-65 



PEPOKT 

OF THE 

POLICE JUSTICE 



To the Hon. John Abbott, Mayor, and the Aldermen of the Cii$ 

of Concord : 

In accordance with the provisions of the City Charter, I submit 
a report of the business of the Police Court since the 14th day of 
July last, (at which time I entered upon the duties of the office,) to 
the first day of February, 1857. 

The whole number of entries on the Civil Docket is 10, of which 
4 Were contested, 5 defaulted, and 1 dismissed from the Docket. 

The whole number of entries on the Criminal Docket, is 74 

Assault and battery, * 24 

Violating the act for the suppression of intemperance, 14 

Drunkenness, 15 

Larceny, 10 

Gambling with cards, »...4 

Burglary, • 

Disturbing public peace, 

Obstructing railroad by removing switch,. 

Trespass, 

Nuisance, • 

Fornication, 

Bastardy, .... 

Total —74 

Of which have been discharged, 6 

Transferred by appeal to the Court of Common Pleas, 3 

Recognized and committed for appearance to the Supreme Ju- 
dicial Court, 22 

Sentenced to pay fines, 36 

Sentenced to common jail, 2 

Sentenced to the House of Correction, 5 

Total, —74 



55 

FINES AND FEES PAID AND COLLECTED. 

The whole number of fines paid, is $71-00 

Fees paid on criminal docket, 41*01 

Fees collected on civil docket and blanks, 8-31 

$123-32 

Which amount has been paid over to the City Treasurer. 

Fines on criminal docket, which remain unpaid, $32-00 

Costs on criminal docket, unpaid, 46-72 

JNO. W. WHIPPLE, Police Justice, 
Concord, Feb. 2, 1857. 



BEPORTS 

OF THE 

LIUUOR AGEITS 



The undersigned, Agent for the sale of wines and spirituous 
liquors for mechanical and medical purposes, in the city of Concord, 
from May 1, 1856, to February 10, 1857, respectfully submits the 
following report : 

Amount of liquors received from former Agent 

as per invoice, $920-95 

Deduct short measure, and liquors returned as 

not satisfactory, 230*45 

$690 50 

Liquors and wines since purchased, 3832-79 

Expenses as follows : 

Paid for books, $4-00 

" freight bills, 70-99 

" for sign, 4-00 

" plank and labor, 2-25 

" for cocks, faucets, &c, 9-87 

" salary of agent, 225-00 

$31611 

$4,839-40 

CONTRA : 

Liquors on hand, Feb. 10, 1857, $682-76 

Sales of liquors and wines, 4,512-38 

Sales of casks, 3695 $5,23209 

Leaving as net profit to the city, $392-69 



Of the amount of sales of liquors and wines the past 

year being as stated, $4,512-38 

There has been sold to agents in other places, 52287 



Leaving the amount retailed, $3,989-51 



57 

SALES, 

Whole number of sales at retail, 13,557 

Whole number of sales at wholesale, 44 

The Agent would further state that at the time of his entering up- 
on his duties, May 1st, 1856, the City Agency was indebted as fol- 
lows : 

To Seth E. Pecker the sum of $1,095-69 

" Mason, Pierce & Co., 206-70 

" Seth Eastman for rent, 84-00 

$1,386 39 

Which have been paid by the undersigned, in his accounts as 
per statement annexed. 

The present indebtedness of the Agency is $1,116-22 

All of which is respectfully submitted, 

B. L. JOHNSTON, Agent. 
Merrimack, ss. February, li, 18o7. 

Sworn to before me, 

WLILIAM KENT, Justice Peace. 



B. L. Johnston in account with City Agency. 

Dr. — To amount of sales of liquors and wines, $4,512-38 

Sales of casks, 36*95 

Total, $4,549-33 

Cr.— By cash paid S. E. Pecker, $1,095-69 

Cash paid Warren Pierce & Co, 206«70 

Pd. R. E Pecker and others, on acct., 2-711-13 

Paid Seth Eastman, rent, 84-00 

Amount charged to agents for liquors 

sold them and unpaid, 119-24 

Amount of articles purchased for use, 20-12 

Paid freight bills, 70-99 

Salary of agent for nine months,.... 225-00 

Cash in hands of agent, 1646 

$4,549-33 



REPORT OF LIQUOR AGENT AT FISRERVILLE. 



Report of the Agent for the sale of spirituous liquors and wines 
for medicinal and mechanical purposes, in Fisherville in the city of 
Concord, for six months and three-fourths, ending January 31, 1857: 

Dr. To cash for sales of liquors retail, $315-41 

" Sale of barrel and keg 1-75 

$317,16 

Amount of liquor on hand $99-63 

" barrels and kegs, 12-35 

" measures, tunnels, &c.,.. 3*80 

$432-92 

Cr. By liquors and wines purchased, $358-36 

" casks, kegs, tunnels, &c, 13-96 

$372-32 

Expenses, • 

Paid Asa Morrill for hauling liquors from Concord, $1-62 

" Agent, services six and three-fourth months, 56-25 

$430-89 

Whole number of sales, 1,656 

Net profit to the city, $2-73 

JOSEPH MOODY, Agent. 



Merrimack, ss. February 21, 1857. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me, 

ALBERT H. DROWN, Justice of the Peace.