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SIXTP:ENril ANNUAL REPORT 



• •K THK 



RECEIPTS AM) EXPENDITURES 



CITY OJ^^ CCmCOKD, 



FOR THi; IISCAT, YEAR J-NDING 



FEBP^UARY 1, l86q, 



T<)(;KrHEH WITH OTIIKK A XXr.VL REPORTS AXD PAPERS 
RELAllXG TO THK AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 



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CONCORD : 

A. G. .lOXES, PRIXTElt. EXCHANGE BUILDING. 

1869. 



University of New Hampshire 
Library 



THE 



SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



CITY OF COISrCOED, 



POr. THE FISCAL YEAR ENDIX6 



FEBI^UARY 1, 1869 



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



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CONCORD : 

A. G. JONES, PRINTER, EXCHANGE BUILDING. 

18 6 9. 






MUNICIPAL EEGULATIONS. 



City Clerk's Office 
City of Concord, Feb. i, 1869 



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To persons having claims against the City : 

All persons furnishing- materials or service for the City, or aid to 
City Paupers, should be particular to talvc the name of the person 
orderiny- sucli service, material or aid, and should Jcnoio that the per- 
son is duly autliorized to contract said liability. 

The City will not be holden for merchandise sold or delivered on 
City Pauper account, except on the written order of the Overseer of 
the Poor, and for no longer time than until his successor shall have 
been appointed and qualitled. 

Duplicate copies will be required of all bills payable by the City fur- 
nished on county Pauper account. 

All bills ayainst the City must be approved by the person authorizing- 
the charge ; and unless this is done no action can be had upon tlie 1)111 
by the Committee on Accounts, and ]io order will be given for its pay- 
ment. 

"When Inlls are certified to as above, and left with tlie City Clerk 
before twelve o'clock of tin; day of meeting of tlie Committee on Ac- 
counts, they will be audited by tliem, and if approved, be ready for 
payment on the Wednesday following. 

Meetings of the Committee are lield on the Thursday next preceding- 
the last Saturday of eacli month, at two o'clock, r. M.. whieli will occur 
the present vear, Feb. 25th. March 2oth, April 22d, May 27th, June 
24th, Julv 29tli. Auii-. 26th, Sept. 23d, Oct. 28th, Nov. 25th, Dec. 23d, 
Jan. 27th, 1870, Feb^ 24th. 

C. F. STEWART, City Clerk: 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, 

FEBRUxVRY 1, 1869. 



Ill conformity with the requirements of the " Ordinance estab- 
lishing a S3'stem of accountabilit}- in the Expenditures of the 
City," the Joint Standing Committee on Finance, submit to the 
City Council their Annual Report of the receipts and expendi- 
tures of the Financial Department of tlie Government for the 
year ending with the thirty-first day of January, 1869. 

RECEIPTS. 

The receipts of the year have been derived from the following 
sources : 

Cash on hand, February 1, 1868, $7,122,16 

Taxes of 1867 and interest 33.000,00 

Taxes of 1868 and interest 110.000,00 

Railroad tax, 1868 17.798,79 

Savings Bank tax, 1868 3.242,54 

Literary Fund, 1868 452,16 

United States, for bounties advanced 924,00 

State of N. H. State aid 44,00 

I^J^rrimack County Pauper Account 1.099,13 

TownofEpsom " " 89,81 

" Loudon " " 39,00 

" Danbury " " 13,00 

" New Boston " " 10,00 

Sundry individuals " " .... 291,06 

Cash borrowed of sundry persons 52.010,00 

Sale of bonds 21.800,00 

Sale of lots in New Cemetery 364,78 

Licenses 556,50 

Interest 125^50 

Rents 87,50 

Keene, N. H., Bank tax, 1867 11,88 

National State Capital Bank tax, 1867 14,57 

Sale of stone from City Farm 126,34 

L. D. Stevens, incidentals 115,00 

C. F. Stewart, " : 90,46 

J. C. Ingalls, " 15,00 

E. P. Prescott, '^ 3.00 



Isaac Clement, Fire Department 18,00 

C. F. Stewart 15,00 

W. H, Buutiu, balance Firemen's Money 67,95 

Insurance on Steamer Building 170,00 

" Railroad Bridge 66,67 

L. D. Stevens, roads and bridges, 774,00 

" '• sewers and drains 24,00 

" " bridges and drains 50,00 

S. Hutchius, Highway District 6,52 

C. W. Stewart 44,36 

S. Dana, Police Justice 623,29 

A. Fletcher, Associate Police Justice 31,45 

Sale of land 2.500,00 

Mechanics' Bank stock 30,00 



.$254,467,42 

EXPENDITURES. 

The expenditures of the year have been as follows : 
Paid- 
State tax $24,275,00 

County tax 9.945,26 

Precinct tax 1.962,48 

Non-resident Bank tax, 1867 561,89 

Abatement of taxes 517,60 

Outstanding notes 41.210,00 

City Bonds" 49.7 00,00 

Interest of City Debt.... 18.232,08 

" State House Debt 8.186,25 

" Precinct Bonds 4.291,87 

City pauper bills 4.132,43 

Count}^ pauper bills 1.285,09 

Roads and bridges 8.180,11 

Superintendent of Highways and Bridges 6.258,80 

Highway districts 2.539,83 

Sewers and drains 2.104,61 

For support of Schools 18.821,85 

School-house taxes 5.754,54 

City Library 500,00 

For printing and stationery 876,13 

On account of Fire Department 6.834,34 

Salaries 4.914,73 

Committee services 303,15 

Professional services ^ 226,93 

Police and watch 3.402,45 

Parsonage fund 260,05 

Incidental expenses 3.285,15 



Lot for steamers, School street, balance 2.000,00 

" " Warren street 6.051,50- 

$236,614,12' 
Cash on hand , 17.853,30 

$254,467,42 



Concord, February 1, 1869. 
We have examined the Treasurer's books, and those of the 
City Clerk, and find that all the paj^ments therein recorded are 
duly authenticated by appropriate vouchers, and that the several 
Items arc correctly cast. 

L. D. STEVENS, 7 

H. T. CHICKERING, ! Committee on 

DANIEL F. SECOMB, f Finance. 

PHILIP FLANDERS, Jr., 



ASSETS AND APPROPRIATIONS 



Available Assets of the City, Feh. 1, 1S69, 

Cash in Treasury $17,853,3(7 

Notes against sundrj^ persons, principal and interest 2.985,30 

Due from Merrimack County 1-285,09 

Cash invested in Liquor Agency , 521,90 

Due for taxes, lists of 1866 and 1867 9-645,12 

" " " 1868 19.043,94 

Due from town of Danbury, pauper account 5,00 

for rent 30,00 

for grass sold 12,00 

from Charles Nutting for stone 722,46 

from F. Nutting " 91,94 

from Roberts & Co. " 211,79 

from Surveyor of Highways 560,25 

from sundry persons — - -......- 174,36 

$53,142,45 



Indebtedness of the Citpf Feb, 1^ lSOi)c 

ACCOUNTS AND CLAIMS. 

t)ue School Districts $5,425,62 

for Salaries aud Com. Services 2.500,00 

Outstauding orders and accounts 2.300,00 

sundry towns (Bank tax) , 1.016,91 

Eeform School 93,56 



$11,336,59 

FLOATING DEBT. 

Notes due simdry persons* $34,747,00 

Interest on the same to February 1 1.100,00 



$35,847,00 
* $24,900 of this amount was borrowed for the payment of City 
Bonds, May 1, 1868. 



FUNDED DEBT. 



*City Debt Bonds, outstanding $238,100,00 

City Bonds, repairs of State House 100.000,':^0 

Precinct Bonds, repairs of State House 50.000,00 

tnterest to February 1 , in currency 6.000,00 



$394,100,00 
* $3,300 of this amount is overdue, but the Bontls have not been pre- 
sented for payment. 

Sunifnary, 

Outstanding accounts and claims.... .......$11,336,09 

Floating debt and interest 35.847,00 

Funded " " 394.100,00 



$441,283,09 
Deduct available assets.... 53.142,45 



Indebtedness above assets $388,140,64 

Property of the City* 

City Hall, lot and half the building $40,000,00 

City Farm. ....:....,.. 12.000,00 



Personal property at Farm, per appraisal 3.633,15 

Gravel Lot on AVashiugton street 2.000,00 

" "on Warren and Liberty streets 500,00 

Steamer Lot on Warren street and Buildings 7.800,00 

Blossom Hill Cemetery ^ 3.554,00 

Receiving Tomb 350,00 

Furniture in City Hall Building 1.000,00 

" in Clerk'sOfllce 100,00 

" in Marslial's Office 406,22 

Tools in hands of Superintendent of Streets 437,50 

Horses L100,00 

Property in hands of Fire Department* 35.241,50 

Stable and Shed 5^0.00 

Hay and Straw on hand 35.00 

Harnesses and Stable fixtures 250,00 

Street Sprinkler, pipes, casks and building 1.000,00 

Bridge lumber and stone 450,00 

Boards, lumber and shingles 60,00 

Coal at City Hall Building 20,00 

Wood at " " 150,00 

Revolvers • 190,00 

Legacy of A. Walker for schools 1.000,00 

" G, P. Lyon for library 1.000,00 

$112,776,37 
* For item.s .see Chief Engineer'.'? Eeport. 

Funded Dehtf payaMe as follows ; 



Amount. Per cent. Annually. Wl 

$3,000 6 " Jan. 1 

8,000 6 " Jan. 1 

3,000 6 " Jan. 1 

8,000 6 semi-annually April 1 

3,000 6 annually. ". Jan. 1 

6,000 5 " Jan. 1 

3,000 6 " Jan. 1 

7,000 semi-annually April 1 

8,000 6 annualh^ Jan. 1 

3,000 6 semi-annually April 1 

8,000 6 .....annually Jan. 1 

3,000 6 semi-annually April 1 

8,000 6 annually..." Jan. 1 

3,000 6 semi-annually April 1 

8,000 6 annually Jan. 1 

6,000 5 ". Jan. 1 

3.000 6 " Jan. 1 



en due. 
1870. 
1871. 
1872. 
1872. 
1873, 
1873, 
1874. 
1874. 
1875. 
1875. 
1876, 
1876. 
1877. 
1877. 
1878, 
1878. 
1879. 



Amount. Per cent. Annually. When due. 

4,000 6 semi-annually April 

8,000 6 annually Jan. 

3,000 6 semi-annually April 

8,000 6 annually..! Jan. 

3,000 6 semi-annually April 

7,000 6 annually Jan. 

4,000 6 semi-annually April 

7,000 6 annually Jan. 

6,000 5 " Jan. 

2,000 6 " Jan. 

7,000 6 semi-annually April 

7,000 6 annually Jan. 

5,000 6 semi-annually April 

7,000 6 annually Jan. 

5,000 6 semi-annually April 



2,000 6 annually Jan. 

10,000 6 semi-annually Oct. 

2,000 6 annually Jan. 

10,000 6 semi-annually Oct. 

2,000 6 annually Jan. 

10.000 6 semi-annually Oct. 

2,000 6 annually ....Jan. 

10,000 6 semi-annually Oct. 

1,000 6 annually Jan. 

10,000 6 semi-annually Oct. 

10,000 6 " Oct. 

10,000 6 " Oct. 

10,000 6 " Oct. 

10,000 6 " Oct. 

3,300, balance of $50,000, gold interest now over due. 



1879. 
1880. 
1880. 
1881. 
1881. 
1882. 
1882. 
1883. 
1883. 
1884. 
1884. 
1885. 
1885. 
1886. 
1886. 
1887. 
1887. 
1888. 
1888. 
1889. 
1889. 
1890. 
1890. 
1891. 
1891. 
1892. 
1893. 
1894. 
1895. 



1266,300. 



State House Bonds. 



li 



f $100,000 6 per cent, in gold, semi-annually, payable May 1, 



Precinct Bonds. 

J $50,000 6 per cent, in gold, semi-annually, payable Dec. 1, 

1885. 



* $28,200 of these bonds remain in the Treasurer's office, 
which leaves the amount of bonds outstanding, $238,100, 
t Payable at the option of the City after May 1, 1870. 
% Payable at the option of the City after Dec. 1, 1870, 



unsold, 



Appropriations for ISGS, 

For support of Paupers S?3.000,00 

Couunittee services 300,00 

Fire Department 4.000,00 

Incidental Laud Damages 4.000,00 

Roads and Bridges 4.500,00 

Police and Watch 3.000,00 

Professional services 500,00 

Printing and Stationery 1 .000,00 

Salaries 4.500,00 

Interest on Cit}' Debt 27.500,00 

City Library 500,00 

Sewers and Drains L500,00 

Payment of City Bonds 3.000,00 

Repairs of Highways and Bridges 9.000,00 

Support of Schools 12.000,00 

Payment of Floating Debt of the City 10.000,00 

Interest on Precinct State House Loan 4.400,00 

Lighting Streets, Gas Precinct 2.000,00 

Support of Schools, additional, by vote of Union 

School District 7.229,50; 

Support of Schools, additional, by vote of School 

District No. 3 ". 150,00 

Payment of School House Debt, Union School Dis't.. 5.000,00 

Repairs on School House, District No. 3 200,00 

Paj^ment of School House Debt and Interest, Dis- 
trict No. 3 454,54 

Payment of School House Debt, District No. 20 34.81 

Payment of School House Debt, District No. 22 500,00 

Special appropriation for purchase of a Lot for 

Steamers 5.000,00 

Special appropriation for Roads and Bridges, 3.000,00 

Special appropriation for Fire Department 1.000,00 

Special appropriation for Survey of City and Plan 

of sewerage 1.000,00 

Special appropriation in aid of Claremont Railroad.. 50. 000. 00 
Special appropriation for repairs of fences, etc. in, 

North Cemetery 300,00 

Special appropriation for building Reservoir on 

Orchard street 600,00 

Special appropriation for laying Pipe from Gas 

Holder 200,00 

$148,868,85. 



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EXPENDITURES 

OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEB. 

1, 1869. 



State Tax* 

Paid State Treasurer, $24,275,00 

County Tax, 

Paid Couuty Treasurer, $9,945,26 

Non-Mesident Banh Tax, 

Paid to City of Dover, $17.82 

Town of Dunbarton, 235.22 

Weutworth, 124,24 

Madbury, 53,54 

Danbury, 38,36 

Deerfield, 38,25 

Henniker, 25,99 

Northwood, 24,50 

Pittsfield, 3,97— $561,89 

Pauper Account, 

Appropriation, $3,000,00 

Received of Merrimack Count}^ 1.699,13 

Received of sundrj^ individuals, 380,87 

Received of sundry towns, 151,81— 5.231,81 

City Paupers, 

Paid as follows : 

N. H. Asylum for the Insane, $1,843,44 

State Reform School, 287,40 



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City of Dover, 51,55 

Citv ol" Manchester, 7,75 

Town of Loudon, 52,78 

O. F. "Whittrodge, 181,27 

■Sturtevant & AYhittredge, 27,67 

A. G. Saltmarsh, 42,75 

C. H. Herbert, A 52,50 

Fi-ank Evans, 48,99 

John A. West, 91,88 

O. V. & W. H. Pitman, 73,02 

J. M. Boyce, 13,00 

John Bat'ehelder, 1867, 11,12 

Mark Sargent, 1867 and 1868, 63,75 

H. F. Ferrin, 10,62 

Sewell Iloit, 10,00 

W. C. Powell, 12,75 

Brown & Limiehati, 16,00 

Ralph Sharpies, 4,80 

Asa H. Morrill, 18,00 

Isaac Clement, 22,00 

Selah Guernsey, 20,00 

•James Davis, 10,00 

Mrs. G.W. Kobinson, 17,00 

John Cobm-n, 9,75 

T. E. Clough, 26,00 

P. Dudley, 3,00 

H. Partridge, 251,00 

S. "W. Guernsey, 62,00 

J. Carter, 19,50 

C. Simpson, 10.00 

J. Cooper, 2,65 

Mrs. Daniel Blackstone, 3,00 

Mrs. G. W. Robbins, 23,00 

Ezekiel F. Elliott, 135,00 

Victoria Whitcher, 31,50 

G. D. Abbott, 1,50 

Cotton K. Simpson, 30,00 

G. K. Knowles, 39,00 

■Joseph Brown, 6,00 

Putnam & Hall, 128,45 

Eastman & Currier, 14,64 

H. M. Sanders, , 8,00 

Blake & Ferrin, 9,50 

John Foss, 12,90 

D. S. Webster, 14,00 

Sanborn & Ayer, 48,61 

John Carter, 19,50 



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C.W.Blake, 73,94 

F. F. Hoit, .....27,64 

F. A. Fisk, 1,68 

George S.Locke, 33,00 

Taylor & Clement, .....10,00 

B. S. Warren, , 17,50 

Osgood & Brown, j. 8,83 

G. Hayward 17,04 

W.Hayward, 23,26' 

AsaH. Morrill, 18,00 $4,132,45 



County Paupers. 

Paid as follows : 

Northern Railroad, 11,52 

C. H. Herbert, 18,00 

A. G. Saltmarsh, 12,00 

H. L. Ferrin, 4,49 

0. V. «& W. H. Pitman, 38,50 

Sturtevaut «fe Whittrcdge...... 7,64 

John A. West, ...161,95 

J. A. Coburn, 1867, 25,62 

John Batchelder, 5,65 

Eliza Hanrahan, 4,00" 

George C. Fuller, 4,50 

1. C. Edgerly, 3,50 

Brown & Linnehan, 1867 and 1868...... 148,50 

J. S. Button, 19,00' 

Mrs. W. Burke, 10,00 

Josiah Hardy, 78,02 

Wm. H. Buntin, 12,70 

Eastman & Currier, 6,00 

Frank Evans, 87,78 

S. C. Roby, 34, 59^ 

E. G. Kilburn & Co.. 10,00 

T. H. Ford, 24,00 

F. A. Fisk, 83,00 

J. Cooper, 1,35 

Dr. B. S. Warren, 144,25 

Osgood & Brown, 12,00 

Putnam & Hall, 13,27 

R. Lamson, , .... 1 2,00^ 

G. S. Locke, ........30,50 

Joseph Brown, 21,00 

John Foss,. .,.5,0a 



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Taylor & Clement, 78,00 

Mary Driscoll, 36,00 

D. S. Webster, 3,50 

City of Concord, 3,44 

J. Ilardy, 24,00 

I. Clement, 7,50 

Eastman & Co., 75 

R. Sai-gent, 20,00 

Sarah E. Hamilton 48,00 

M. G. Boj'ce, 4,50 

D. Putnam, 12,07 

$1,285,09 

Paid on account of City Paupers, $4,152,43 

County Paupers, 1.285,09 

$5,417,52 



Balance overdrawn, $185,71 



Committee Services, 

Balance unexpended, 1867, $510,05 

Appropriation, 300,00 

Paid as follows : 

John P. Locke 17,90 

G. W. Flanders, 9,70 

C. H. Herbert, 29,80 

A. G. Jones, 53,65 

H. T. Chiclvering, 17,10 

Isaac Clement, 49,85 

John Whittaker, 6,00 

Thompson Teniley, 6,00 

D. A. Morrill, 7,50 

Harrison Partridge, 21,90 

G. W. Emerton, 8,80 

D. F. Secomb, 14,40 

Philip Flanders, 4,40 

N. H. Haskell, 24,15 

L. L. Mower, ;.6,80 

W. S. Curtice, 3,60 

N. W. Gove, 20,10 

J. N. Flanders, 1,50 



810,05 



Balance unexpended, $506,90 



$303,15 



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Fire Department, 

Balance unexpended, 1867, $494,83 

Appropriation, 1868, 4.000,00 

Special appropriation, Jan. 30, 1869, 1.000,00 

Paid as follows : 

Frank Smart, 108,51 

Wm. H. Buntin, 1.052,67 

Wm. H. Allison, 3.309,10 

Stevens & Duncklee, 25,21 

Isaac Clement, 550,00 

J. S. Russ, 18p, 15,91 

Harrison Partridge, 9,22 

D. A. Dudley, 400,00 

H. W. Ranlet & Co., 84,50 

Lincoln & Shaw, ...13,00 

Warde, Humphrey & Co., 40 

James H. Goodi-idge, 35,00 

S, W. Shattuck, 5,50 

Concord Gas Light Company, - ....62,40 

Torrent Aqueduct Association, 6,00' 

J. Brown, 24,64 

C. C. Webster, 72,38 

Staniels & Dickerman, 134,04 

J. D. Fife, 20,00 

True Osgood, 21,72 

C. A. Abbott, 8,00 

Ford & Kimball, 835,65 

Wm. Badger, 40,49 



Overdrawn, $1,339,51 



Incidental Exiyenses, 

Balance vmexpended, 1867, $2,033,62 

Appropriation. 4.000,00 

Paid as follows : 

S. C. Eastman, 9,36 

Capt. Benj. Parker, 6,00 

James Dodge, 1867, 5,00 

Nathaniel White, 1867, 1.0,00 

John Abbott, 5,25i 



$5.494,8S 



.834,34 



$6,033,62 



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J. T. Batchelder, 1,00 

Enoch Jackman, 70 

Morse & rutnam, 7,97 

Dr. T. Hayiies, 7,50 

Frank Smart, 4,00 

C. F. Stewart 5,00 

A. J. Prescott, 128,00 

Wm. H. Buntin, 17,81 

vS. M. Griflin, 50,00 

A. P. Tennev 5,25 

R. C. Cogswell, 25,00 

John A. West, 6,50 

Josiah S. Ingalls, 49,40 

Warde, Humphrey & Co., 1,44 

Wm. H. Buntin, 4,00 

S. & S. C. Eastman, 150,00 

C. F. Stewart, 15,66 

X. ^\Tiite, 5,00 

Wm. B. Stearns, 4,90 

Concord Gas-Light Company, 36,80 

I. Clement, 61,78 

I. C. Edgerly, 5,50 

Edgerly, Bean Brothers, and McAllister, 550,00 

T. B. Tamblyn, 13,05 

Sanford & Goodhue, ,..5,00 

Conedrd Brigade Band 50,00 

H. K. Dewey, 50,00 

J. L. Eastman, 22,92 

Morrill & Silsby, 17,87 

Wm. O. Folsom, 4,50 

I. C. Edgerly, 2,50 

Cemetery' Committee, 300,00 

Levi Call, 19,35 

Heirs of Joseph Low, 12,00 

Nat. Head, 3,00 

Selectmen of Ward 1, 12,50 

C. F. Stewart, 15,15 

Osgood & Brown, 17,50 

Wm. Carr, 1,75 

Harrison Partridge, 200,00 

S. M. Griffin, 58,50 

L. D. .Stevens, 3,79 

L. F. AVoodman, 42,42 

C. B. Prentiss, 10.00 

R. P. Sanborn, 42,51 

A. B. Sanborn, 115,00 

James Morgan, 3,00 



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B. R. Abbott, 14,75 

A. B. Holt, 124,43 

Stevens & Lund, 21,50 

Epliraim Hutchins, 15,79 

Mrs. E. B. Kuowlton, 200,00 

Phenix Hotel, 150,00 

Geo. F. Whittredge, 27,00 

H. C. Sanborn, 2,00 

J. A. Prescott, 10,00 

S. M. Griffin, 36,89 

Gust. Walker, 16,36 

Webster & Smith, 160,50 

Edward Dow, 42,95 

Concord Gas-Light Company, 30,24 

Wm. K. Holt, 25,41 

Welcome & Co., 10,50 

J. B. Weeks, 24,87 

H. W. Ranlet & Co., 48,00 

Geo. N. Smart, 7,35 

C. H Norton, 25,00 

A. C. Holt, 20,11 

C. F. Stewart, 5,50 

A. C. Holt & Co., 9,06 

R. P. Sanborn, > 38,71 

Isaac Clement, . . . •. ..17,50 

Balance unexpended, $2,748,47 



Roads and Bridges, 

Balance unexpended, 1867, $720,29 

Appropriation, 1868, 4.500,00 

Special appropriation, Jan. 30, 1869, 3.000,00 

Paid as follows : 

Concord Granite Railway Company, 1867, 5.00 

D. H. Fay, 1867, ."^ 6,00 

Reuben Goodwin, 1867, 9,00 

Levi Call, 1867 and 1868, 17,70 

M. H. Bean, 1867 and 1868, 195,84 

Wm. Proctor, 1867, 42,65 

G-. W. West, 1867, 32,03 

Ira Wbitcher, 1867, 31,50 

Hiram Simpson, 1867, 4,00 

A. Thompson, 23,33 



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II. Fanium, 17,89 

A. B. Holt 72,58 

Joseph Brown, 29,87 

H. a. Belknap, 6,00 

M. Critehett 7,65 

Zebulon Smith, 3,00 

Stevens & Duncklee, 27.38 

D. A. Waide, 8,42 

James Dodge, 31,50 

Jonathan George, 33,00 

Samuel Holt, 27,63 

John J. Dnnne}', 5,00 

Thompson Tenne}*, 9,75 

John Sanders, 10,12 

G. C. Webster, 155,64 

E. P. Cnttmg, 44,30 

Bean Brothers, 30,87 

Isaac Clement, 159,00 

Jeremiah Brown, 401,77 

D aniel F la gg , 3,00 

Joseph Brown, 42,19 

E. H. Hardy, 21,00 

Warde, Hxnnphrey & Co., 16,52 

M. H. Bean, ! 364,24 

D. A. Dudle}', 150,00 

C. Butters, 331,36 

G. M. Tallant, 3,75 

M. B. Abbott, '. 6,15 

Joseph Brown, 99,17 

John Connell, ..10,99 

S. Hutchins, 34,65 

R. B. Iloit, 17,02 

A. C. Carter,-; 22,50 

A. S. Smith, 312,30 

J. S. Abbott, 28,40 

Holt & McQueston, 1867, 7,15 

Isaac Clement, 5,50 

J. Abbott, 52,64 

John Eves , 7,00 

Torrent Aqueduct Association, 9,00 

J. B. Weeks, 5,63 

A. H. Saltmarsh, 1.043,17 

W. B.Fletcher, 5,83 

J. T. Clough, 33,45 

Geo. Graham, 34,32 

M. B. Fletcher, 43,57 

C.Eastman, 36,50 



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J. E. Brown, 4,50 

D. W. Long, 33,02 

M. Perkins, 55,83 

Dunklee & Tilton, 21,12 

R. P. Sanborn, 50,65 

John Brown, 16,75 

D. C. Tenne}^ 16,13 

Frank Adams, 16,50 

J. C. Cochran, 43,60 

H. S. Abbott 38,90 

B. F. Varney, 143,63 

A. & G-. A. Foster, 6,87 

L. H. Carroll, 36,50 

Peter Dudley, 47,50 

Ira C. Lane, 11,90 

A. S. Smith, 41,78 

A. L. Knowlton, 149,75 

Joshua Chapman, 20,00 

Taylor, Pendee and others, 83,70 

J, S.Kimball, 254,31 

Putnam & Hall, 20,38 

Ford & Kimball, 67,83 

G. E. Fitch, 16,70 

J. B. Hook, 19,46 

H. Partridge, 22,94 

John Richardson, 12,00 

Holmes & Evans, 6,22 

L. D. Stevens, 450,00 

T. J. Carpenter, 90 

Farnum & Martin, 836,05 

Wm. H. Buntin, 63,95 

C. H. Elliott, 15,82 

S. C. Lamprey, j6,00 

C. L. Tandy, 8,00 

W. P. Silver, 6,00 

Charles Fisk, 15,25 

City Farm, 12,33 

Gust. Walker, 38,99 

Wm. W^alker, 16,00 

John Hanrahan, 48,25 

Concord Gas-Light Companj', 10,50 

Frank Smart, 500,00 

H. E. Perkins, 25,50 

W. H. Hosmer, 24,06 

Mrs. Mary Pecker, 3,00 

C. H. Norton, 55,00 

Chas. Quimby, jr., 21,00 



19 

Union Steam Mill Company, 39,50 

A. C. Holt & Co r 12,25 

W. Hill, 15,15 

J. S. Kimball, 13,94 

D. W. Lono-, 20,35 

B. G. Davis, 3,50 

Joshua Chapman, 7,00 

DeAVitt C. Strow, 28,99 

O. V. & W. H. Pitman, 5,00 

Button Woods, 423,94 

88.180,11 

Balance unexpended, $40,18 

Seivers and Drains, 

Balance unexpended, 1867, $390,73 

Appropriation, 1868, 1.500,00 

Special appropriation for Survey and Plan 

of Sewerage, 1.000,00 

$2,890,73 

Paid as follows : 

J. B. Weeks, • 183,00 

A. B. Holt, 200,00 

J. A. Weston, 80,25 

George Hutchins, 99,00 

H. ^Y. Stevens, 12,50 

J. 11. Gilbert, 12,50 

J. S. Button, 32,25 

A. B. Holt, 57,73 

Concord Gas-Light Company, 10,00 

J. B. Weeks, 27,25 

J. R. Bowers, 275,00 

A. C. Holt, 158,79 

Hutchins & Co., 135,00 

Ford & Kimball, 24,63 

Thompson Rowell, 88,31 

Eowell & Richardson, 108,00 

J. A. Weston, 600,40 

$2,104,61 

Balance unexpended, $786,12 

JPolice and Watch, 

Balance unexpended, 1867, $440,17 

Appropriation, 1868, 3.000,00 

$3,440,17 

Paid as follows : 
Heman Sanborn, 1867, 9,00 



20 

J. L. Pickering, 1867, 11,95 

James E. Rand, 704,64 

John Connell, 652,90 

Josiali Cooper, 569,01 

Wm. T. Locke 195,84 

Jones & Johnston, 200,00 

Concord Gas-Light Company, 85,92 

H. W. Ranlet & Co., .^. 61,48 

Stevens & Duncklee, 55,17 

George A. Fowler, 4,00 

J. C. Eaton, 8,00 

C. T, Lane, 8,00 

J. S. Ingalls, 8,00 

John Foss, 4,00 

J. C. Twombly, 8,00 

S. M; Griffin, 16,00 

H. B. Rand, 27,00 

Curtis Wliite, 2,00 

Thompson Rowell, 6,00 

Charles W. Davis, 8,00 

R. M. Ordway, 4,00 

A. C. Ferrin, 6,00 

J. E. Hntchins, 2,00 

G. G. Virgin, 2,00 

E. H. Houston, 2,00 

AYm. H. Buntin, 106,79 

G. H. Chesley, 6,00 

C. C. Davis," 5,50 

Robert Crowther, 8,75 

John Coburn, 49,74 

George AY. West, 2,00 

Daniel Hill, 4,50 

M. F. Rogers, 8,00 

^Y. J. Robinson, 10,00 

P. Dudley & Co., 3,00 

G. S. Dennett, 7,96 

C. M.Coleman, 4,00 

John F. Scott, 4,00 

S. R. Mann, 16.90 

J. N. Ryder, 1,50 

E. Hackett, 1.50 

O. J.Drew, 2.00 

J. W. Hatch, 8,00 

Sylvester Dana, 400,00 

J. L. Pickering, 52,40 

A. Fletcher, 35,00 

True Osgood, 4,00 

Balance unexpended, 637,72 $3,402,45 



21 
Gas Precinct. 

Balnncc unexpended, 1867, $110,36 

Appropriation, 1868, 2,000,00 

Paid as follows : 

J. S. Ingalls, $100,75 

R. P. Sanborn, 350,00 

L. H. Carroll 7,37 

Concord Gas-Light Company, 1.504,36 

Balance unexpended, $147,88 



Professional Services. 

Balance unexpended, 1867, $289,47 

Appropriation, 1868, 500,00 

Paid as follows : 

Minot & Mugridge, $178,93 

M. W.»Tappan, 40,00 

W. M. Chase, 8,00 

Balance unexpended, $562,54 



Printing and Stationery, 

Balance unexpended, 1867, $558,82 

Appropriation, 1868, 1.000,00 

Paid as follows : 

D. L. Guernsey & Co., 1867, $7,55 

McFarland & Jenks, 1867, ...; 80,88 

B. W. Sanborn & Co., 10,90 

Morrill «fc Silsby, 39,74 

D. L. Guernsey, ...>. 3,00 

F. S. Crawford, 12,75 

Independent Press Association, 234,81 

A. G. Jones, 413,00 

Wm. Butterfield, 73,50 

Balance unexpended, $682,69 



$2,110,36 



$1,962,48 



$789,47 



$226,93 



$1,558,82 



$876,13 



22 
I*uJ)Uc Library, 

Appropriation, 1868, $500,00 

Paid F. S, Crawford, Librarian, $500,00 



School Expenses, 

Balance unexpended, 1866, $3,981,00 

Appropriation, 1868, 12.000,00 

Union School District, additional, 7.229,50 

School District No. 3, additional, 150,00 

Literary Fund, 452,16 

Paid as follows : 

P. B.Cogswell, $15,561,65 

David A. Morrill, 50,37 

Moses H. Bean, 774,73 

Thomas F. Elliott, 123,92 

J. E. Brown, 45,00 

W. D. Colby, 98,55 

A. Saltmarsh, 35,00 

E. Runnells, 164,55 

R. Virgin, 103,55 

W. P. Frye, 141,55 

J. W. Carter, 120,55 

W. Frost, 80,00 

J. L. Gordon, 200,55 

C. D. Rowell, 72,55 

John L. Tallant, 89,55 

Wm. A. Dow, 129,55 

A. H. C. Knowles, 219,55 

Isaac Stearns , 25,00 

C. PI Ballard, 73,55 

J. P. Leavitt, 102,29 

A. R. Hall, 73,29 

C. Eastman, 419,65 

M. Richardson, #....30,45 

W. Thompson, 85,55 

Balance undrawn, $4,990,81 



$23,812,66 



$18,821,85 



23 
ScJiool House Taxes, 1868, 

Assessed by vote of Union School District,$5. 000, 00 

Assessed by vote of Dist. No. 3, 654,54 

Assessed by vote of Dist. No. 20, 34,81 

Assessed by vote of Dist. No. 22, 500,00 

Paid as follows : 

Jeremiah S. Noyes, $5,000,00 

Daniel Holden 654,54 

Jonathan P. Leavitt, 100,00 

Balance undrawn, $434,81 



$6,189,35 



$5,754,54 



I*arsonage Fund, 

Whole amount received, $280,00 

Remaining undrawn last year, 10,03 



Paid the several Societies as follows : 

Fisherville Christian Society, 1867, $2,06 

Fisherville Christian Society, 1868, 2,06 

Tisherville Congregational Society, 1867, 7,07 

Fisherville Congregational Society, 1868, 7,07 

Fisherville Methodist Society, 1867, 2,06 

Fisherville Methodist Society, 1868, 2,06 

First Congregational Society, 42,09 

South Congregational Society, 33,09 

East Concord Congregational Society, 19,07 

West Concord Congregational Society, 16,07 

St. Paul's Episcopal Society, 28,10 

First Baptist Society, 30,06 

Fishei'ville Baptist Society, 16,16 

FrecAvill Baptist Society, 9,06 

First Methodist Episcopal Society, 18.07 

Uuiversalist Societj^, 26,00 



Balance undrawn, 829,98 



$290,03 



$260,05 



Special Appropriation in aid of the Claremont Bailroad, 
Oct. 10, ISiiS. 

Amount appropriated, $50,000,00 

none of which has yoi been called for. 



24 

S})ecial Ajypropriation for 2^^^'chase of Lot for Eiif/ine 
House, Feb. 23, 1867. 

Balance undra^vn, 1867, $2,000,00 

Paid Wm. Brown, , $2,000,00 



Special Appropriation for the jiurchase of Lot for Engine 
House, and for other purposes, June G, 1S6S. 

Amount appropriated, $5,000,00 

Paid as follows : 

Morrill & Silsby, $4,141,50 

Edward Dow, 1.060,00 

James H. Chase, 850,00 



Appropriation overdrawn , $1,051,50 



5.051,50 



Salaries. 

Balance unexpended, 18G7, $1,050,96 

Appropriation, 1868, 4.500,00 

Paid as follows : 

John Abbott, 1867, 415,00 

L. D. Stevens, 600,00 

Board of Education, 225,00 

C. F. Stewart, 712,50 

S. C. Eastman, 300,00 

J. Y. Muirridge, 160,00 

Wm. n. Buntm, ....52.5,00 

Wm. H. Allison, 500,00 

A. Wm. Fiske, 27,00 

A. K. Potter, 56,67 

L. T. Flint, 56,67 

E. T. Rowell, 56,66 

S.Norton, 28,33 

John D. Fife, 64,50 

Albert Stevens, 73,50 

W. 11. Proctor, 1866, 26,00 

Enoch Gerrish, 159,00 

L. D. Brown, 75,00 



$5,550,96 



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Gcoro-e S. Dennett, 81,00 

W. 8. Curtice, 35,00 

Hazcn Pickering, 89,00 

S.Abbott, 18,00 

Frank E. Brown, 77,50 

J. S. Durgin, 22,10 

J.P.Locke, 18,80 

G. W. Flanders, 21,00 

C. H. Herbert, 16,50 

A. G. Jones 16,50 

H. T. Chickering, 16,50 

Isaac Clement, 18,00 

Hiram Simpson, II ,90 

John Wh ittaker, 5,10 

Edward Runnells, 21,60 

Thompson Tennej^, 13,50 

David A. Morrill, 19,50 

Harrison Partridge, 18,20 

Jacob N. Flanders, 19,50 

Daniel Farnum, 18,20 

George W. Emerton, 13,50 

Philip Flanders, 14,30 

D. F. Secomb, 15,40 

L. L. Mower, 14,30 

N. H. Haskell, 15,40 

W. S. Curtice, 18,20 

N. W. Gove, 15,40 

Amos Hadley, 50,00 

Cyrus Runnells, 5,00 

Nathan Abbott, 5,00 

Charles C. Bean, 5,00 

John T. Batchelder, 5,00 

Wm. Frost, 5,00 

Alvah K. Potter, 5,00 

I. H. Farnum, 5,00 

A. S. Farnum, 5,00 

N. C. Bond, 5,00 

R. M. Ordway, 5,00 

J. W. Watson, 5,00 

John Foss 5,00 

F. S. Crawford, 5,00 

F. W. Bnrnham, 5,00 

D. L. Neal, 1866 and 1867, 10,00 

E. B. Hutchinson, 1866 and 1867, 10,00 

H. N. Farley, 5,00 

J. E. Hutchins, 5,00 

Calvin Langle}^, 5,00 



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John J.Mills, 5,00 

Wm. H. Allen, 5,00 

W. A. Bean, 5,00 

A. L. Harden, 5,00 

J. C. Thorn, 5,00 

D. F. Secomb, 5,00 

J. W. Prescott 5,00 

G. F. Whittredge, 5,00 

Balance unexpended, ^536, 23 



.914,73 



Comparative Statement of the Number of Taxable Polls; the 
Valuation and amount of Tax levied in the several Wards 
from 1860 to I860, sejKO'atehj arranged. 

Ward, Polls. Valuation. Tax. 

1860, , 1 295 $374.406 $3,819,71 

'^ 2 230 340.7 14 3.290,48 

" 3 131 207,786 2.002,09 

" 4 524 1.049,196 11.809,49 

" 5 536 1.034,380 11.706,24 

" 585 853,508 9.627.88 

" 7 276 387,088 4.226.05 

Non-Eesideiit, 60,114 600.38 



Total, 2.577 $4,307,192 $47,082,25 

1861 1 28-2 371,654 -,3.672,34 

" 2 230, 357.092 3.704,11 

" 3 136 255.300 2.119,70 

" 4 481 1.068,022 11 .336,23 

" 5 565 1.058,166 11.238,95 

'' 6 522 860,792 9.141.66 

" 7 281 408.436 4.635.25 

JSTon-Kesident, 44, 173 442.24 

Total, 2,497 $4,423,936 $46,290,48 

1862 1 218 344.006 4.029.73 

" 2 224 346.548 3.897.75 

" 3 126 207.722 2.683,11 

" 4 460 1.060.448 12.702.71 

" 5 531 1.050.176 12.399,93 

" 6 509 854,932 10.227.65 

" 7 283 403.814 4.562.23 

Non-Resident, 40,022 441,90 

Total, 2,350 $4,308,568 $50,945,01 



27 

^yal•^l. Polls. Valuation. Tax. 

1863 1 214 310.426 4.836,09 

2 210 277'282 4.143,32 

3 132 186.636 3.195,54 

4 498 951.226 15.273.12 

5 567 925,074 14.548,82 

6 540 747.178 12.492,11 

7 263 324,184 5.162.61 

Non-Resident, 53,200 642,21 

Total, 2,454 p. 775,206 $60,293,82 

1864 1 251 313,431 6.694.35 

'• 2 212 305,770 6.220,14 

'• 3 131 187,192 4.505,30 

" 4 524 940,192 21 .984,20 

" 5 577 938,995 22.985,61 

" 6 569 753.654 18.966,48 

" 7 274 335.756 , 7.552,75 

Xon-Eesident, 57,810 1.023,14 

Total, 2,539 $3,832,800 $89,931,97 

1865 1 251 357.576 11 .543,37 

'• 2 202 320,962 10.252,54 

" 3 125 220,246 , 7.679,63 

" 4 510 1.126,826 40.621,07 

. '• 5 564 1.166,176 41.591,46 

" 6 5S4 944,926 33.067,39 

" 7 259 352,260 12.265,97 

Non-Residcnt, 60.030 1 .765,86 

Total, 2,495 $4,549,002 §158.787,29 

1866 1 306 377.426 7.699.02 

•■ 2 206 300.650 6. 1 17,92 

'• 3 147 242.348 5.550,74 

'• 4 607 1.254,774 32.511,42 

" 5 540 1.250.656 29.812,30 

" 6 646 981.760 25.099,30 

" 7 310. 267.438 8.174,87 

Non-Resident, 59,030 1.227,40 



Total, 2,702 84.934,082 $116,192,97 

1867 1 316 $411.591 $10,244.56 

'• 2 221 3 18.000 7,801 .49 

'• 3 166 f 250,952 6,714.10 

" 4 652 1.211.601 36.716.14 

" 5 542 1 ,303.748 38,280.41 

'' 6 593 1.044.861 32,620.02 

" 7 332 404.317 11.248.74 

Xon-Resident 61 ,704 1,548-03 



Total 2,822 $5,006,774 $145,173.49 



■Ward. Polls. Valuation. Tax. 

1868 1 327 436,178 8,743,30 

2 217 319,882 6.104,40 

3 186 264,396 5.932,,56 

4 743 1.439,246 34.088,36 

5 643 1 .377,626 33,754,96 

6 636 1.112,944 27.343,54 

7 368 339,310 7.537,15 

Non-Eesideut, 88,783 3.388,44 



Total, 3,120 $5.378,365 $126,889,71 



Number of Highway Districts in the city 32 

School Districts 25 

School Houses 38 

Schools 60 

Keligious Societies 15 

Churches 13 

Hotels 6 

Public Halls. . . . ^ 7 



29 



HEPORT 

OF TUB 

SUPERINl-ENDENT OF REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



To the City Council of the City of Concord: 

The undersigued, Superinteudent of Repairs of Highways and 
Bridges, respectfully presents the following statement of his Re- 
ceipts and Expenditures from February 1, 1868 to February 1, 
1869 ; Districts Nos. 9, 27 and 28, being one District, under the 
immediate supervision of the Superintendent. 

L. D. STEVENS, Superintendent. 



DISTRICTS Nos. 9, 27 and 28. 
L. D. Stevens, Superintendent of Repairs of Highways and Bridges, 



Dr. 



To appropriation of 1868, $6185.00 

To Cash received of Dr. E. G, Moore for Concrete. 10,00 

" " for Road Scrapings 22.48 



Cr. By cash paid : 

John Abbott, balance of ap- 
propriation for 1867, $128.16 

Pay roll, No. 2, of Jcr. Brown, 186.25 

Pay roll, No. 3, of William S. 

Curtice, 52.00 

Pay roll. No. 4, of Jonathan 

B, Weeks, 128.24 

Frank Smart, teamster, 50.00 

Pay roll, No. 6, of Jonathan 

B. Weeks, 264.70 

Payroll. No. 7, of J, Brown, 267.75 

Pay roll, No. 8, of William S. 

Curtice, 190.00 

Pay roll, No. 9, of Jonathan 

B. Weeks, 250.99 

PayroU, No. 10, of J. Brown, 225.00 



^6217.48 



Payroll, No. 12, of Jonathan 

E. Weeks, 65.00 

Pay roll, No. 13, of Wm. S. 

Curtice, 57.44 

Pay roll, No. 14, of J. Brown, 270.00 
Pay roll, No. 16, of Jonathan 

B. Weeks, 415.28 

Pay roll. No. 17, of J. Brown, 262.25 
Warde, Humphrey & Co.,' 

hardware, 35.49 

Park. Brown, 235 fence posts, 39.17 
Pay roll, No. 20, of Jona. B. 

Weeks, 444.96 

Pay roll, No. 21, of William 

S. Curtice, 94.00 

Payroll, No. 22, of J.Brown, 278.62 
Pay roll. No. 24, of Jona. B. 

Weeks, 354.48 



30 



Pay roll, No. 25, of "William 

S. Curtice, 
Pay roll, No. 26, of J. Brown 
Pay roll, No. 28, of J. Browu 
Pay roll, No. 29, of William 

S. Curtice, 
Pay roll, No. 30, of Jona, B. 

Weeks, 
Pay roll. No. 31, of J. Brown, 
A. B. Holt, for gravel and 

services, 
Pay roll. No. 34, of Jona. B. 

Weeks, 
P^y roll. No. 35, of J. Brown 
Benj Farnum, work on high- 
way, 
Bradbury Gill, for stock and 

blacksmithing, 
A. C. Holt & Co., for lumber. 
Pay roll. No. 39, of Jona. B. 

Weeks, 
Paid Thomas S. Blanchard, 

concrete walk, 
Advent Soc'y, concrete walk, 
Albe J. Hall, 
N. Cong. Soc'y, " 

L. D. Stevens, " 

Peter Dudley, " 

Gust. Walker, " 

Moses T.Willard, 
N. G. Carr, 

Geo. K. Mellen, " 

James Dolan, " 

R. M. Morgan, " 

I. N. Farlev, " 

David J. Abbott, " 



The amount of Concrete Sidewalk Inid during the past year has exceeded that of 
any previous one, and the contributiou by the City for "the same has absorbed a 
larger portion of the appropriation than was anticipated. While the practice pre- 
vails of making contribution for the laying of concrete walk, without fixing the sum 
to be so used, the Superintendent cannot determine before the close of the yeai', 
whether his expenditures will exceed or fall within tho limits of the appropriation. 





E. T. Staniels, concrete. 


18.81 


59.00 


J. Wheeler, «' 


2.21 


295.99 


H.T. Chickering, " 


8.70 


229.50 


Newell Greenwood, " 


12.10 




Wm. Gilman, " 


7.92 


18.75 


John Gear, '< 


35.78 




CM. Murdock, 


16.02 


284.62 


Charles C. Flanders, " 


12.52 


84.37 


J. H. Gallinger, " 


16.37 




Calvin Thorn, 


5.69 


164.55 


Eliza Blodgett, «' 


12.11 




James A. Miller, " 


12.54 


54.77 


J. A. West 


16.60 


78.00 


D. D. Brainard, " 


9.82 




Joseph Palmer, " 


12.68 


36.75 


Club Stable, 


15.43 




Sarah Herbert, " 


13.41 


46.41 


Thomas Pillsbury " 


16.50 


55.56 


J. B. Smart, " 


21.95 




I. T, Sawyer, " 


6.60 


40.75 


Franklin Low, •' 


60,67 




0. P. Godfrey, 


6.61 


5.S2 


B. E. Badger, «< 


8.27 


9.28 


North Cong. Society, " 


13.85 


8.87 


Wm. Badger, " 


6.67 


52.09 


Sam. M. Griffin, " 


17.14 


13.04 


Ezra Carter, " 


9.82 


21.77 


Frank D. Woodbury, " 


16.08 


6.42 


Isaac Clement, work on highway, 5.62 


10.12 


J. Hoyt, concrete walk. 


44.36 


7.96 


Harvey Mclntire, concrete walk 


25.62 


11.71 


Nathaniel White, '♦ 


6.58 


11.02 


A. H. Saltmarsh, " 


32.17 


10.43 


Laura K. Hopkins, " 


21.50 


11.52 


Frank W. Thompson, " 


8.08 


8.71 


City Treasurer, 


10. OO 



DISTRICT No. 1. 

Simeon Farnum, Surveyor, Dr. 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867 unexpended, $4.52 

To appropriation of 1868, 65.00 

$69.52 

Cr. By the work of — 

James Locke, $7.50 

Aaron Farnum, 20.00 

Samuel Hutchins, 7.12 

Simeon Farnum> 26.50 



Henry Dubia, 
Barnard Currier, 
S. R. Choat, 



DISTRICT No. 2. 



4.05 
1.80 
2.55 

$69.52 



Dr. 



Enoch Jackman, Surveyor, 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867 unexpended, $19.20' 

To appropriation of 1868, 65.00 

«&4.20( 



31 



Cr. By the work of — 

Enoch Jackmaii, 39.10 

Bal. unexpended Feb. 1, 1869, 45.10 



DISTRICT No. 5. 



DISTRICT No. 3. 



Charles Graham, Surveyor, 
To balance of appropriation of 

18G7, $3.13 

To appropriation of 1868, 110.00 



Jedediah T. Hoyt, Surveyor, Dr. 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867 unexpended, $26.75 

$84.20 To appropriation of 1868, 80.00 

$106.75 



Dr. 



$113.13 



Cr. By the work of— 



Charles C. Graham, 


$11.90 


George Graham, 


11.25 


Moses C. Sanborn, 


2.00 


S. C. Bartlett. 


3.75 


David Sargent, 


4.50 


Andrew Moody, 


5.40 


G. A. Sargent, 


1.50 


Mark Sargent, 


4.50 


Frank Sargent, 


6.00 


J. M. Yarney, 


3.00 


John Boulet, 


1.50 


Charles Graham, 


18.00 




$73.30 


Balance unexpended, Feb 




1, 1869, 


39.83 




$113.13 



Cr. By the work of — 




D. A. Morrill, 
John L. Tallant, 
J. T. Hoyt, 


$12.30 

1.80 

16.88 


Balance refunded. 


$30.98 

75.77 



DISTRICT No. 6. 



$106.75 



Dr. 



Joseph S. Kimball, Surveyor, 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867 unexpended. $72.10 

To appropriation of 1868, 300.00 



$372.10 



DISTRICT No. 4. 

Henry H. Potter, Surveyor, 
To appropriation of 1868, 

Cr. By the work of-- 

George 11. Sanborn, 
A. B. Sanborn, 
I. F. Potter, 
Thomas D. Potter, 
Thomas Potter, 
Reuben Kimball, 
Henry II. Potter, 



Dr. 

55.00 



Balance unexpended, 



$2.00 
1.73 
4.50 
.75 
3.00 
1.50 

12.00 

$25.48 
59.52 

$85.00 



Cr. By the work of — 

Robert A. Brown, 

Tallant & Stevens, 
Joseph S. Kimball, 
John Jarvis, 

Wra. B. Fletcher, balance of 
1867, 



$3.00 

57.00 

222.00 

18.00 

72.10 

$372.10 



DISTRICT No. 7. 

Samuel !M. Locke, Surveyor, 
To appropriation of 1868, 

Cr. By the work of — 

Josiah S. Locke, 
Benjamin L. Larkin, 
Samuel M. Locke, 



Balance unexpended, 



Dr. 

$55.00 



4.50 

9.75 

14.75 

$29.00 
26.00 

55.00 



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DISTRICT Ko. 8. 

De Witt C. Strow, Surveyor, 
To appropriation of 1868, 
" additional appropriation, 



Cr. By the work of— 

VVm. C. Greenough, 

Orville T. Forbes, 

De Witt 0. Strow, 

John Richardson, for plank. 



Dr. 

$75.00 
1.56 

$76.56 



DISTRICT No. 12. 

Moses H. Bean, Surveyor, 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867, 
To appropriation of 1868, 



Dr. 

$8.15 
450.00 



158.15 



$2.75 
6.00 

61.09 
6.72 

$76.56 



DISTRICT No. 10. 

Harrison Partridge, Surveyor, Dr 
To appropriation of 1868, $2o0.00 

Cr. By the work of — 

U. H. Farnum, ]Yf 

Benjamin Farnum, 4^-^» 

Jonathan Fcrrin, "•'^Jj 

Harrison Partridge, __._ 

$218.75 
Balance unexpended, 11-25 

$230.00 



Cr. By the work of— 

Charles Buswell, 

Peter McArdle, 

J. McLaughlin, 

George R. Bean, 

John Kenney, 

W. A. Bean, 

Peter Cotter, 

George Wheeler, 

Robert Moore, 

Jesse Morse, 

H. Rose, 

Joseph Morse, 

Jesse Morgan, 

M. McLaughlin, 

— Stearns, 

George Tucker, 

Lewis Fortune, 

M. H. Bean, 

Bean Brothers, 

Ford & Kimball, 

N. Chandler, 

J. S, Davis, iron work. 

Stone from West Concord, 

M. H. Bean, 

H. H. & J. S. Brown, 

T. O. Wilson, 

M. H. Bean, account of 1867 



DISTRICT No. 11. 

Jona. M. Stewart. Surveyor, 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867 unexpended, ' 

To appropriation of 1868, 



Dr. 



$8.50 
31.25 
25.60 
23.25 
10.40 
9.20 
7.20 
1.50 
4.00 
8.00 
2.00 
9.25 
3.75 
11.60 
4.16 
4.40 
56.00 
60.11 
107.25 
10.00 
24.85 
3.00 
3.00 
25.90 
3.83 
2.00 
, 8.15 

$458.15 



Cr. By the work of— 

A. C. Abbott, 
Jona. M. Stewart, 

Balance unexpended. 



$23.75 
24.42 

$48.17 
$15.58 

$63.75 



DISTRICT No. 13. 

John D.Fife, Surveyor, 
To appropriation of 1867, 
^ u . 1868, 



Cr. By the work of— 

Frank L. Thompson, 
S. H. Currier, 
Jesse Fowler, 
M. Wheeler, 
Peter F. Elliott, 
, J. Currier, 



Dr. 

$65.00 
60.00 

$125.00 



$3.00 

5.25 

15.00 

3.00 

13.50 

12.00 



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Team, 




15.00 


J. B. Knowlton, 




10.00 


G. F. Sanborn, 




12.50 


John 8. Fisk, 




1.50 


L. B. Elliott, 




.50 


Use of plow and 
Snowiui^ bridge. 


scraper, 


1.50 
1.00 


"\Vm. Eastman, 




15.00 


John i). Fife, 




5.00 


Balance unexp 


ended, 


$113.75 
11.25 



$125.00 



DISTRICT No. U. 

Thomas Eastman, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation of 1868, $60.00 



Cr. By the work of — 




T. 0. AVilson, 


.90 


M. 11. Bean. 


.50 


Samuel Dow, 


$1.50 


— Colby, 


6.00 


E. Hardy, 


4.75 


Amos Hart, 


5.25 


John Morrill, 


3.75 


Thomas Eastman, 


19.57 




$42.16 


Balance unexpended, 


17.84 



DISTRICT No. 15. 



$60.00 



Dr. 



C. Runnells, Surveyor, 

To balance of appropriation 

of 1867 unexpended, ,$5.95 

To appropriation of 1868, 100.00 



Cr. By the work of — 

Ephraim F. Sweat, 
A. P. Bennett, 
iloses E. Long, 
Cyrus Runnels, 



Balance unexpended. 



.«!105.95 



$4.50 
1.50 
1.50 

15.20 

$22.70 
83.25 

$105.95 



DISTRICT No. 16. 

Robert B. Iloyt, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation of 1868, $65.00 



Cr. By the work of — 

Albert G. Dow, 
Levitt W. Powell, 
Amos Sawyer, 
J. F. Runnels, 
Robert B. lloyt, 



Balance unexpended. 



DISTRICT No. i: 



$11.60 

1.50 

2.00 

12.60 

5.50 

$33.20 
31.80 

$65.00 



Oilman 11. Dimond, Survevor, Dr. 
To appropriation of 1S68, ' .'^eO.OO 

Cr. By the work of — 



R. S. Davis, 


$3.50 


David Carter, 


5.37 


Charles H. Currier, 


1.75 


Israel Shepard, 


8.75 


Augustine C. Carter, 


7.62 


William Powell, 


4.37 


C. K. Fisk, 


3.50 


Oilman H. Dimond, 


11.55 




$46.41 


Balance unexpended. 


13.59 



$60.00 



DISTRICT No. 18. 



Andrew S. Farnum, Surveyor, Dr. 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867 unexpended, 15.75 

To appropriation of 1868, 90.00 



5105.75 



Cr, By the work of — 



A. S. Farnum, 


11.00 


Truman Carter, 


1.75 


Isaac F. Ferrin, 


17.50 


Ira Rowell, 


18.82 


Charles Carter, 


5.25 


Andrew S. Farnum, 


10.38 



Henry Farnum, 

Balance unexpended, 

DISTRICT No. 19. 



10.38 

$75.08 
30.67 

$105.75 



Reuben K. Abbott, Surveyor, Dr. 
To balance of appropriation 

ofl8G7, $15.75 

To appropriation of 186S, 70.00 



Cr. By the work of- 

Henry ^Martin, 
Woodbury Flanders, 
Peter Fagan, 
Charles Carter, 
"William T. Tenney, 
Albert Saltmarsh, 
George Dow, 
Isaac K. Abbott, 
Alvin C. •Powell, 
John J. Thompson, 
Reuben K. Abbott, 
Daniel C. Tenney, 



DISTRICT Xo. 20. 



$85.75 



$7.00 

.75 

3.50 

7.00 

3.50 

7.87 

6.12 

2.00 

3.50 

1.75 

27.01 

15.75 

B85.75 



Dr. 



Frank. J. Emerson, Surveyor, 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867, $11.75 

To appropriation of 1868, 55.(^1 

$66.75 



Cr. Bj' the work of — 

Albert Saltmarsh, 
J. N. Flanders, 
C. C. Blanchard, 
AVm. Fagan, 
J. E, Saltmarsh, 
AVm. B. Thompson, 
Franklin J. Emerson, 



Balance unexpended, 



$1.50 

3.00 

2.25 

9.00 

11.15 

11.75 

16.35 

55.00 
11.75 

$66,75 



DISTRICT No. 21. 

John Ballard, Surveyor, 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867, unexpended. 
To appropriation of 1868, 



Cr. By the work of — 

Charles E. Ballard, 
Ezra Ballard, 
John Ballard, 



Balance unexpended. 



DISTRICT No. 22. 

L. T. Flint, Surveyor, 
To appropriation of 1868, 

Cr. By the work of — 

George Frye. 
Charles Hall, 
L. T. Flint, 



Cash returned, 



Dr. 



$2.45 
85.00 



.45 



6.00 
10.00 
39.40 

$55.40 
32.05 

$87.45 



Cr. 

$85.00 



$4.64 
19,00 
17.00 

$40.64 
44.36 

$55.00 



DISTRICT No. 23. 

Isaac N. Abbott, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation of 1868, $125.00 

Cr. By the work of — 



Isaac N. Abbott, 


$37.50 


Samuel L. Baker, 


3.90 


John Corliss, 


2.25 


F. R. Currier, 


7.00 


Wm. H. Proctor, 


5.25 


Jeremiah S. Abbott, 


5.25 


S. Gage, 


3.00 


John E. Baker, 


9.00 


John E. Proctor, 


6.75 


N. Lovejoy, 


2.25 


William Bodwell, 


2.25 



$84.40 



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Balance unexpended, 



40.60 
$125.00 



DISTRICT No. 24. 

AndreAV J. Smith, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation of 1868, $45.00 



Cr. By the work of — 

•Joseph E. Brown, 
Josiah Dow, 
Jonathan Brown, 
Alfred A. Parker, 
Charles P. Goodwin, 
Andrew S. Smith, 



DISTRICT No. 25. 



$6.65 
4.90 

$3.00 
3.00 
8.50 

18.95 

$45.00 



Dr. 



William Abbott, Surveyor, 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867 unexpended, $17.09 

To appropriation of 1868, 115.00 

$132.09 

Cr. By the work of — 

D. L. Sanders, $1.75 

Ira Abbott, 5.25 

T. C. Capen, 1.75 

Isaac F. Wheeler, 8.75 

Charles Flanders, 1.75 

Moses B. Abbott. 38.96 

John C. Wheeler, 3.50 

Nelson Young, 4.37 

John L. Gordon, 3.50 

A. T. Martin, 5.25 

William W. Clark, 2.62 

Charles Abbott, 3.50 

Timothv Davis, .87 

William Abbott, 17.50 

$99,32 

Balance unexpended, 32.77 

$132.09 



DISTRICT No. 26. 

George W. Chesley, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation of 1868, $75.00 



Cr. By the work of — 

Geo. W. Chesley, as per bill 
rendered, $75.00 



DISTRICT No. 29. 

Jeremiah Mills, Surveyor, 
To appropriation of 1868, 

Cr. By the work of — 

Alexander Thompson, 
Cyrus Corning, 
Jeremiah ilills. 



Balance unexpended. 



Dr. 

$40.00 



$8.30 
5.00 
6.50 

$19.80 
20.20 

$40.00 



DISTRICT No. 30. 



Dr. 



Elbridge Dimond, Surveyor, 
To balance of appropriation 

of 1867 unexpended, $40.25 

To appropriation of 1868, 55.00 



Cr. By the work of — 

Henry E. Dow, 
Franklin B. Carter, 
Timothy Carter, 
John J, Thompson, 
David Carter, 
John Carter, 
Alvin C. Powell, 
Charles H. Currier, 
A. C Carter, 
Charles Carter, 
Elbridge Dimond, 



Balance unexpended. 



35.25 



$6.25 
9.13 
4.12 
1.80 

10.49 
2.55 
2.10 
5.63 
.88 
4.38 

17.19 

$64.52 
30.73 

S.95.25 



DISTRICT No. 31. 

George E. Lougee, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation of 1868, $30.00 

Cr. By the work of— 



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George E. Lougee, 
Balance unexpended, 



DISTRICT No. 32. 

Benj. F. Varney, Surveyor, 
To appropriation of 1868, 
" '• transfer- 

red from Dist. No. 1, 



$20.96 


Cr, By the work of — 




9.04 








John T. Oilman, 


$6.00 


$30.00 


Reuben Goodwin, 


3.00 




T. Wilson, 


5.00 




Z. Smith, 


12.00 




J. Boyce, 


9.00 




Daniel Smith, 


6.00 


Dr. 

$45.00 


B. F. Varney, 


5.00 




$46.00 


2.00 


Balance refunded, 


1.00 



$47.00 



$47,00 



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REPORT OF CHIEF ENGINEER. 



To His Honor the Mayor and Board of Aldermen : 

In conformity with the requirements of Sec. 3 of *' An 
ordinance relative to the Fire Department," the under- 
signed respectfully submits his annual report. 

During the year the following fires and alarms have 
occurred : — 

June 4:th, 1SG8. Barn in rear of the Concord Railroad 
Passenger Station, owned by the Road and occupied by 
B. Biddle. Supposed incendiary. Total loss, $800 ; no 
insurance. 

July 14:1k. Four-story brick building fronting on Depot 
square, owned by Warde, Humphrey & Co., and Charles 
Austin. Supposed to have originated from sparks from a 
forge, or from friction of machinery. Occupied by J. 
Palmer & Co., spring makers; J. S. Webster & Son, 
machinists ; Secomb & Pillsbury, Charles Austin and 
Charles E. Austin, instrument makers. Partial loss, 
$3500; insured $700. 

Oct. 14:th. Engine-house of Steam Fire Department on 
Warren street. Probably accidental. Partial loss to bidld- 
ing, $170 ; insured. 

Oct. 2Qtfh. Barns and sheds of Cyrus N. Corning, on 
" Glover place," east of the Merrimack river, at the south- 
erly section of the city. Cause unknown. Total loss, 
$5000 ; insurance $3700. 

JVov. 2Qfh. "Hill's Block," owned by J. M. & I. A. 
Hill, on Main street. Fire confined to rear roof and 
upper story. Supposed to have originated from sponta- 



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neons combustion. Partial loss, covered by insurance, 
$4250. 

Dec. 'J til. A small and very old one-story house on 
West street, near the "Camp Grounds," owned by heirs 
of John Scales, and unoccupied. Undoubtedly incendiary. 
Total loss, nominally estimated at $100 ; uninsured. 

Dec. 12th. The middle tenement of " Call's Block," in 
rear of the State House. Fire originated by the burning 
out of a defective chimney, and was extinguished without 
material damage. Loss nominal. 

Dec. 2Q(h. " Union Block," owned by Joseph S. Lund 
and Ignatius Fellows. Occupied by Smith and Newhall, 
restaurant ; Wm. Marshall, furnishing goods ; Vogler & 
Stanley, furniture ; John H. Hill, tailor, in stores : second 
and third stories by B. Carr, photographer ; Vogler & 
Stanley, and J. Amiable, upholsterers. Supposed to have 
taken fire from defective funnel. Partial loss, $6400 ; 
insured. 

Dec. 21th. Alarm from resuscitation of fire among de- 
bris in same block. No additional damage. 

Ja7i. 13th, 1869. Tenement house on Centre street, 
owned by Cyrus Hill, and occupied by several families. 
Cause, defective chimney burning out. Damage slight ; 
loss nominal. 

These losses sum up $20,220, partially covered by an 
insurance of $15,220; an exhibit, compared with the losses 
of the previous year, of a most gratifying character. Three 
of these fires occurred in the night, in large and valuable 
blocks, and it is but simple justice to the Department to 
say that through their prompt and efficient services, with 
well concerted efforts and good judgment, the flames were 
held in check and most serious conflagrations prevented. 
This credit has been freely accorded hy the underwriters 
and adjusters of the various insurance companies inter- 
ested, who have visited and inspected the premises. Li 
this connection it may be opportune to speak of the sub- 



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ject of insurance. Our city of late years having entailed 
au unenviable reputation for frequent and disastrous fires, 
with well founded suspicions of incendiarism, has experi- 
enced gradualh' advancing premiums, reaching a point 
now excessive and burdensome, and compared with rates 
on corresponding property in other large towns and in 
cities, manifestly unequal and oppressive. Policy holders 
have been made to feel this condition of things so sensibly 
that it has become a source of loud and general complaint. 
I have made au effort to ascertain the amount annually 
paid out for premiums on property insured in this city, 
but in the absence of authentic data, I have consulted and 
accepted the estimates of persons who have more thoroughly 
investigated this matter, and who are w^ell posted in insu- 
rance statistics, and predicating my statement upon their 
opinions, I have no hesitation in saying that the sum will 
reach, nearl}^, or quite, $75,000; an amount Jive times in 
excess of the losses for the year; showing most conclusively 
that the demand for a reduction is both equitable and rea- 
sonable, and should be conceded by the undc]' writers. 

In order to show the decrease in the cost of fire service 
of the Department since its re-organization, I subjoin a 
statement of the last five semi-annual pay rolls ; the first 
two payments under the old ordinance ; the third, one- 
half under the old and one-half under the new ; and the 
last tAvo under the new alone : — 

Six months to Feb. 1, 1867, under old onlinance $2740.70 

" « Anjr. 1, " '• '• ■• 27G2.39 

" " Feb. 1. 1868, " *old and new ordinance. .2202,75 

" '* Aug. 1, '• " Tieio ordinance ....1567.50 

<•' " Feb. 1, 1869, " "• '• ,1546.75 

This decrease is more readily seen by taking a year 
under the old ordinance, shown in the first two payments, 
amounting to $5503.09, and a year under the neio ordi- 
nance, shown in the last two payments, amounting to 

*The new ordinance went into efiect Xovembcr 1. 1867. 



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$3,114.25; giving a decrease of $2,388.84; more than 
three-fourl5is of the current yearly running expenses. 

A new and serviceable four-wheel carriage, manufactured 
by the Amoskcag Manufacturing Company, from a model 
adopted by the city of Boston, has been furnished " Eagle 
Hose." It was much needed, and its introduction has in- 
fused an interest which has advanced and perfected the 
discipline and efficiency of this Compjiny. The carriage 
will reel 1500 feet of hose. Its cost was $600, and it was 
paid for from the proceeds of the sale of Engine No. 3 to 
the town of Hanover, for an equal sum. 

For two years past the cement conduit leading from the 
large reservoir in the High School yard through School to 
Main street, and thence up and down Main street to the 
reservoirs, one in front of the State House and the other 
at tlie intersection of ]Main and Pleasant streets, has so far 
decayed as to be deemed unreliable, and, in several in- 
stances, during the jjrogress of fires, when the full head of 
water was let on, has burst, necessitating a change of the 
location of steamers at a critical time and to the great peril 
of property. Seasonaldc repairs had been made, but dur- 
ing the past summer the unserviceable condition of this 
pipe became more apparent, and that portion leading from 
the lower w^ell in School street, fronting the Post Office, 
thence through Main street to the State House reservoir, 
was taken up, and its place supplied with an 8-inch iron 
pipe, at an expense of about $800. During the Avinter, 
obstructions were found to exist in the upper section of 
this old pipe in School street, between the reservoir and 
the upper well opposite the residence of Nathaniel White, 
indicating its decay there also ; and to provide against any 
contingency of deficiency in the supply of water for fire 
purposes in the compact portion of Main street, and to 
facilitate and expedite the operations of the steamers, I 
caused a line of 6-inch pipe to be laid from the tank of 
the large holder of the Gas-Light Company to the passway 



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ill roar of the Exchange Building, at a cost of oyly $170. 
At this point a steamer can set and couple with great ra- 
pidity, and coinniand with thirty honrs' supply of water, 
not onl}' the buildings fronting on Main street, but the en- 
tire rear on its east side from Centre to Pleasant streets, 
including the mass of wooden buildings there located, and 
the valuable property of the Concord and Northern Rail- 
road Corporations. 

I would recommend the displacement of the remaining 
portion of this old cement pipe and the substitution of 
iron. It will require about 350 feet of 8-inch pipe from 
the reservoir to the lower well in School street to connect 
with the pipe laid from the latter point to the State House 
reservoir, referred to above ; and 550 feet additional from 
School to Warren street; thence to the Pleasant street 
reservoir a G-inch pipe will suffice, requiring about 400 
feet. Wells, with adjustable gates, from which the steam- 
ers can draft, should be placed on this line at the foot of 
School and Warren streets. The estimated expense of this 
work is about $1800. I do not make these recommenda- 
tions without having looked over the ground of expediency 
carefully and considerately. The capacity of the High 
School reservoir has been tested in times of extreme 
drought and has never failed, but it can be greatly in- 
creased by laying the new pipe one foot or more lower, as 
should have been done w^hen the old pipe was laid, and by 
proper guards from filtering through its ditch. Again, in 
case of the introduction of pure water from Long Pond, 
or any other source, these pipes and reservoirs will alike 
be required, and the investment still remain profitable to 
our city. 

Ill early autumn two new reservoirs were constructed 
under my superintendence, both of jug form, built of brick 
and cement. One at the corner of Main and Pleasant 
streets of 1500 cubic feet capjicity, costing about $500, 
connecting with the pipes from the High School reservoir, 



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„,,,( supplying a steamer, playing two streams, for about 
^t;^i,ute; giving ample time to open the gates auc 
bring down the water from the reservoir. The other at 
the Wction of Pine and Orehard streets, of about 2500 
elic feet: capacity, and costing about $650, supphed by 
the Torrent iqueduet Association. For strength andclu- 
!t^imy as well as for economy, this form of reservou- rs 

TueTrLrvoir is apparently needed at the intersection 

nf State and Washington streets. The position is an im- 

/ortautot commanding much valuable property, now 

Imo^r eutl ely unprotected. I would recommend he 

itSSl of a reservoir at this locality, to be constructed 

™ the form jnst indicated, to be fed from the brook near 

^'^'l would also ask for 1000 feet new 2 1-2 inch hose for 
.. Eaole Hose" Company. The hose they now have in use 
,vas taken from the hand engines upon their disbandm nt. 
iX old, and of insufBcient calibre for use m connecting 
wXa e St amers. It is very liable to fracture and m this 
"; ri is a matter of much inconvenience and o tentime 
lifal danger. The old hose can be exchanged and applied 

„y eonsiderations of absolute necessity alone. "A penny 
saved is .pound earned," and the timely supply of these 
rfilneies'may prove the means of saving many, times ^e 
cost The expenses for the hre seiwiee of the eity aie 

•ednced to nearly one-half the amount incurred in fomrer 
yet pr or to the re-organi.ation of the Fire Departmen , 
Ind now, in view of the many valuable buildings which 
Tdorn om- eity and which yearly are in P'-- of e.ec.o 

addiu- to its wealth and beauty, we can well afioid to 

expeml the amount thus saved in providing ample means 

of protection. 



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In conclusion, I tender my sincere acknowledgments to 
the Fire Committee and other members of the City Gov- 
ernment for their aid in my administration of this Depart- 
ment, and to my Assistants for their cordial co-operation 
in service ; and to the entire Department for a constant 
and cheerful compliance with my orders and a prompt 
execution of my plans. All have been emulous of honora- 
ble reputation, the reward for which is found in the confi- 
dence of our citizens. 

ABEL B. HOLT, 

Chief Engineer. 
CONCOKD, February 1, 1869. 



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BOARD OF ENGINEERS 



CHIEF ENGINEER. 

Name. Occupation. Residence. 

ABEL B. HOLT, Lumber Dealer, Memmack St. 



ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

Kanies. Occupation. Eesklencc. 

JOHN D. TEEL, Fanner, Main Street. 

JOHN M. HILL, Editor and Publisher, Montgomery Street, 

LOWELL EASTMAN, Carpenter and Builder, School Street. 

ALONZO DOWNING, Carriage Manufacturer, State Street. 

ALBERT H. DROWN, Overseer, Fisherville. 

JAMES FRYE, Farmer, East Concord. 

HARRISON PARTRIDGE, Cooper, West Concord. 

Clerk, JOHN D. TEEL. 



Schedule of Property — Steam Fire Department. 

Engine house, lot and stable, $2,000; stoves, funnel and stove ap- 
paratus, $20; 22 settees, $88; 12 chairs, $6; 1 force pump and hose, 
$12 ; 1 wash bench and vise, $8 ; 100 ft. one-inch rope, $5 ; 1 beti and 
bedding and 3 tables, $20; 1 saw and saw-horse, $3; 1 hogshead tub, 
$1.50; 2 fire axes, $5; 1 coal sifter, $1 ; 2 bushel baskets, $2; 1 set of 
steps, $2; dust pans, brooms and mops, $1; 1 1-2 coi'ds wood, $10; 
1-2 ton coal, $7; Total, $2,195,50. 

The buildings occupied by the Steamers and Eagle Hose are in good 
order and fair repair, and although not commensurate, either in loca- 
tion! or in their general convenience with the requirements of this De- 
partment for its highest efliciency, have been made to aflbrd very rea- 
sonable and comfortable accommodations. 



Miscellaneous Properttj not in service. 

1 Hunneman hand-engine, (old No. 6,) $350; 1 four-wheel hose- 
carriage, (old " Eagle Hose,") $25; 1 two-wheel hose-carriage, $5; 500 
feet old two-inch hose and couplings, $250 ; 50 feet old two-in'ch hose 
and couplings, $8 ; 100 feet old linen hose, $1 ; 5 stcves, $40 ; 1 bell, $8 ; 
1 signal lantern, $1; 1 rod and rollers, $1; 1 table, $1; 2 hanging 
lamps and reflectors, $1 ; 8 spittoons, $1 ; 6 jugs, $1 ; 1 lot belt-straps 
and belts, $1 ; lantern, ropes, and bars of Fire Police, $19 ; Total, $713, 



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" GOV. HILL," STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY, No. 1. 



OFFICERS. 



Daniel W. Long, Foreman. 
Augustus R. Manning, Asst. Foreman. 



Bbza H. Lincoln, Clerk. 
Augustus H. Wiggin, Engineer. 



Karnes. 
Daniel W. Long, 
Augustus R. Manning, 
Augustus H. Wiggin, 
Stephen Blanej', 
John A. Lane, 
Beza H. Lincoln, 
Frank G. Mason, 
Howard F. Hill, 
Isaac G. Howe, 
Eugene A. Rix, 
Edwin J. Cheney, 
Sylvester G. Long, 
Frank Smart, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupation. 
Carriage Trimmer, 
Blacksmith, 
Printer, 

Carriage Painter, 
Blacksmith, 
Carriage Trimmer, 
Watchman, N. R. R., 
Reporter, 
Machinist, 
Carriage Trimmer, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Driver of Steamer, 



liesidence. 
Spring St. 
Pleasant sL 
Hanover st. 

Spring, corner School st. 
Warren, corner of Mer. st. 
Spring St. 
Pearl st. 
Montgomery st. 
Green st. 

School, corner of Spring st. 
Thorndike st. 

Centre, corner of Spring st. 
Merrimack st. 



Schedule of Property — Steamer " Gov. Hill.'''' 



Steamer $4,500 ; liose-carrLage, $200 ; 700 feet 2 1-2 inch, new leather 
hose, $1,050; 12 fire suits and caps, $60; 2 bUmderbusses and spread 
nozzle, $45; 3 buckets and 3 lanterns, $12; 1 bar, 1 axe, 1 shovel, $4; 
16 spanners and belts, $8 ; 4 reducers, $10; 1 jack-screw, $5; 2 rubber 
valves and springs, $6 ; 5 wi-enches, $3 ; 6 tin cans, $3 ; 3 towels, $1 ; 
2 hammers and water-pots, $3 ; 1 trumpet, $5 ; Total, $5,915. 

Tliis Steamer is a lir.st-elass machine, plajing four streams, and was 
built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1862. It is in the 
best order and condition. 



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" IvEAESAEGE," STEAJVI FIRE ENGINE COMPANY, No. 2. 



OFFICERS. 



Nathan H. Haskell, Foreman. 
Daniel B. Newhall, Asst. Foreman, 



George A. Glover, Clerk. 
Benjasun F. Dunklee, Engineer. 



Names. 

Nathan H. Haskell, 
Daniel B. Newhall, 
George A. Glover, 
George L. Lovejoy, 
William M. Leaver, 
Benjamin F. Dunklee, 
Horace D. Carter, 
"William Badger, 
Warren H. Coming, 
John C. Shay, 
Arthur L. Currier, 
Charles Crow, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupation. 
Painter, 
Clerk, 
Tinsmith, 
Painter, 
Painter, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Gas-Fitter, 
Hair Dresser, 
Painter, 
Hack Driver, 
Carriage Maker, 



Residence. 
Perley st. 
Blake st. 
Warren st. 
Elm St. 
Wall St. 
Merrimack st. 
Elm St. 
Maple St. 
School St. 
Main st. 
Warren st. 
Elm St. 



Schedule of Property — Steamer " Kearsarge.''^ 

Steamer, #4.200 ; hose-carriage, $200 ; 650 feet new two and one-half 
inch hose, $1,137,50; 12 fire suits and caps, $72; 2 bhinderbusses, $25-; 
2 axes, 1 shovel, 1 bar, $5 ; 3 buckets and 3 lanterns, $12 ; 4 wrenches 
and two hammers, $6 ; 4 tin cans, $2 ; 3. reducers, $7,50 ; 1 jack-screw, 
$5; 16 spanners and belts, $8; 1 coal grate, $5; 1 trumpet, $5; Total, 
$5,690. 

This Steamer is a second-class machine, playing two streams, and 
was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1866. It is m 
most excellent order and condition. 



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EAGLE HOSE" COMPANY, Xo. 1. 



Charles M. Laxg, Foreman. 
John Whittemoke, Asst. Foreman. 



OFFICERS. 

Moses T. 1'almeu, Clerh. 



Xames. 
Charles M. Lang, 
John Whittemore, 
Moses T. Palmer, 
Henry B. Shute, 
Joseph E. Lawrence, 
James Hill, 
Orlando S. Emerson, 
Charles A. Savory, 
John W. Bliss, 
Amos H. Morrison, 
Joseph C. Cochran, 
Walter A. Webster, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupation. 
Painter, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist, 
Carriage Maker, 
Harness Maker, 
Blacksmith, 
Machinist, 
Carpenter, 
Carriage Maker, 
Machinist, 
Blacksmith, 
Machinist, 



Residence. 
Centre si. 
Warren st. 
Warren st. 
State St. 
Monroe st. 
Beacon st. 
Railroad Square. 
Warren st. 
State St. 
Prince st. 
Elm St. 
Warren st. 



Schedule of Propertu — •• En/jle Hose."' 

One four-wheel liose-carriage, .$600 ; 1400 feet two-iiich liose, $1400; 
12 fire suits and caps, .f 72 ; 2 blunderbusses and spread nozzle, $i5 ; 
1 ])ar and axe, $5; 16 spanners and l)elts, $8 ; 2 tin cans, $1 ; 1 rope 
and ling, $1 ; Total, $2,132. 

The carriage in use is of the latest and most approved pattern, and 
was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in the Fall of 
1S6S. It can be run, at option, by liand or horse power. 



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HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, No. 1. 



OFFICERS. 

Daniel Clifford, Foreman. Joseph B. Smakt, Clerk. 

Andrew II. Welsstek, Asst. Foreman. 

MEMBERS. 



Names. 
D.aniel Clifford, 
Andrew H. Webster, 
Joseph B. Smart, 
Charles T. Wasson, 
John G.Elliott, 
Michael Haynes, 
Moses C. Hadley, 
Reuben B. Morgan, 
John Cheney, , 

Joseph Lord, 
Alvah C. Ferrin, 
William H. Kenney, 
Reuben Lake, 
Luther P. Fuller, 
Joshua T. Kendall, 
Augustine Collins, 
Benjamin Ouilettc, 
ADjert H. Fellows, 
George E. Sanborn, 
Asa D. Cutting, 
Fi-ank II. Locke, 
Charles H. Lane, 
Michael Arnold, 
Zachariah Lord, 



Occupation. 
Carpenter, 
Carriage Maker, 
Mason, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist, 
Blacksmith, 
Stone Cuttei-, 
Carpenter, , 
Stone Cutter, 
Painter, 
Mason, 
Mason, 
Teamster, 
Blacksmith, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Blacksmith, 
Carriage Maker, 
Painter, 
Machinist, 
Carpenter, 
Laborer, 
Painter, 



Itesidence. 
Green st. 
State St. 
Maple St. 
Main St. 
Jefferson st. 
Main st. 
Franklin st. 
Beacon st- 
Washington st. 
Main st. 
Centi'e st. 
Rum ford st. 
Fayette st. 
West St. 
Main et. 
South St. 
Main st. 
South St. 
Turnpike st. 
Academy st. 
Pleasant st. 
South st. 
Main st. 
Downing st. 



Schedule of Property — IIoolc and Ladder Company., No. 1. 

House, $.50 ; carriage. .$250 ; 380 feet ladders, $76 ; 3 large fire hooks, 
ropes and chains, $60 ; 10 small fire hooks and pikes, $10 ; 5 shovels 
and 2 axes, .$7 ; 2 iron l)ars, $8; 1 iron jack and can, .$3 ; 2 pitchforks, 
$1 ; Total. $465. 

The location of the honse of this Companj' is on Warren street, im- 
mediately in rear of Central Block. The bnilding was put np in a rude 
manner, and was intended simply to liouse the apparatus until more 
ample and comfortable accommodations should be provided by the 
erection of new buildings for the Steam Fire Department. 



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CONCORD EAILROAD HYDRANT & HOSE COMPANY, No. 1. 



Edward Studley, Foreman,' 

Moses W. Dickerman, Asst. Foreman. 



OFFICERS. 

riiiLip Flanders, Jr , Clerk. 



Xames. 
Edward Studley, 
Moses W. Dickermau, 
Charles L. Eastman, 
Hiram Kichardson, 
Jonathan Evans, 
Grafton Upton, 
Abel F. Moore, 
Thomas A. Moore, 
George Cunningham, 
Charles H. Sanborn, 
James T. Gordon, 
William Smith, 
Zadoc S. Packard, 
Nathan B. Bickford, 
James Lahey, 
Dennis Sullivan, 
John Geauty, 
Thomas Sullivan, 
Philip Plumer, 
Charles H. Cloud, 
John Sexton, 
William H. Collins, 
Hazen Abbott, 
Philip Flanders, jr.. 



MEMBERS. 

OGCu2)ation. 
Master Mechanic, 
INIaster Car Department, 
Overseer Machine Shop, 
Carpenter, 
Engineer, 
Carpenter, 
Road Master, 
Carpenter, 
Forger, 
Machinist, 

Engineer, • 

:jlachinist. 
Carpenter, 
Gas Fitter, 
Laborer, 
Forger, 
Car Examiner, 
Forger, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Engineer, 
Carpenter, 
Pattern Maker, 



Residence. 
State St. 
Fayette st. 
Pleasant st. 
Frankliu st. 
Short St. 
Thompson st. 
Railroad Square. 
Railroad Square. 
Main st. 
West St. 

Railroad Square. 
West St. 
Warren st. 
Railroad Square. 
Cross St. 
Centre st. 
Cross St. 
Main st. 
Wall St. 
Hall St. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
Wall St. 
Tahanto st. 



Schedule of Property— Concord Bailroad Hydrant and Hose. 
Two two-wheel hose-carriao-es, $32.3 ; 6 fire suits, .f!24 ; Total, 



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NORTHERN RAILROAD HYDRANT 

No. 2. 



AND HOSE COMPANY, 



OFFICERS. 

James N. Lattder, Foreman. Luther W. Nichols, Clerk. 

George Harrington, Asst. Foreman. 

MEMBERS. 



Names. 

James N. Lauder, 
George Harriagton, 
Luther W. Nichols, 
Joseph F. Emerson, 
Thomas A. Pillsbury, 
John P. Mason, 
Charles M. Clark, 
Charles F. Nichols, 
Frank Wolcott, 
Charles E. Kobbius, 
Asa Folsom, 
Loren W. Glysson, 



Occupation. 

Master Mechanic, 

Machinist, 

Clerk, 

Blacksmith, 

Machinist, 

Machinist, 

Machinist, 

Clerk, 

Wood Worker, 

Machinist, 

Machinist, 

Machinist, 



Residence. 
Washington st. 
Warren st. 

Centre and Spring sts. 
Sullivan st. 
Washington st. 
Chapel St. 
Main st. 

Centre and Spring sts. 
Spring st. 
Spring St. 
Pearl st. 
Ci-oss St. 



Schedule of Property — Northern liailroad Hydrant and Hose. 
Three tire suits, $12 ; Total, $12. 



'•PIONEER,^' COMPANY, No. 1. 
Hand Engine. Fisherville . 

OFFICERS. 



JOHff WniTTAKER, Foreman. 
Samuel R. Mann, Asst. Foreman. 



Calvin Roberts, Clerk. 



Natnes. 
John Whittaker, 
Samuel R. Manu. 
Robert Crowther, 
.John G. Warren, 
Calvin Roberts, 
Joel A. Cushon, 
Isaac N. Vesper, 
Frank A. Emerson, 
Edward McAi-dle, 
Isaac P. Durgin, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupation. 
Lumber Dealer, 
Machinist, 
Spinner, 
Carpenter, 
Watchman, 
Machinist. 
Machinist, 
Cloth Dresser, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Machinist, 



Ttesidence. 
Warren st. 
Merrimack st. 
Summer st. 
Church St. 
Merrimack st. 
Spring st. 
High St. 
Summer st. 
Depot St. 
Summer st. 



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Xamcs. 

Reuben Goodwin, 
Hazen Knowlton, 
John A. Coburu, 
William II. Bell, 
Frank A. Abbott, 
Ira C. Edgerly, 
Abial Rolfe, 
Eli Hanson, 
Joshua S. Bean, < 
Moses H. Beau, 
George P. Meserve, 
Grant P. Meserve, 
Charles D. Titus, 
Moses H. Filield, 
Ileman J. Currier, 
J. Scott Durgiu, 
Elkins P. Everett, 
Charles H. Garland, 
Edgar Roberts, 
John C Linehan, 
John Carter, 
James S. Crowther, 
Charles W. Hardy, 
Charles H. Green, 
Charles G. Morse, 
■\Villiam Dow, 
Richmond Haselton, 
J. Wesley Bean, 
Samuel II. Runnels, 
Fifleld Tucker, 
Patrick Foley, 
Edward H. Dixou, 
Thomas C. French, 
Timothy Linehan, 
Stephen C. Harvey, 
Prank Marden, 
Henry C. Briggs, 
William Maher, 
Charles C. Bean, 



Ocaipation. 

Farmer, 

Cari)eutcr, 

Harness Maker, 

Jeweler, 

Cabinet Maker, 

Express Messenger, 

Insurance Agent, 

Cabinet Maker, 

Teamster, 

Merchant, 

Cabinet Maker, 

Cabinet Maker, 

Machinist, 

Teamster, 

Artist, 

Cabinet Maker, 

Harness Maker, 

Machinist, 

Saw Mill Tender, 

Mei'chant, 

Merchant, 

Carpenter, 

Carpenter, 

Blacksmith, 

Cabinet Maker,] 

Cabinet Maker, % 

Cabinet Maker, 

Teamster, 

Stone Cutter, 

Cabinet Maker, 

Mechanic, 

Cabinet Maker, 

Cabinet Maker, 

Machinist, 

Cabinet Maker, 

Cabinet Maker, 

Machinist, 

Machinist, 

Teamster, 



Jiesidence. 

High St. 
Near Depot. 
Merrimack st. 
Elm St. 
Merrimack st. 
High St. 
Depot St. 
Cross St. 
Central st. 
Elm St. 
Summer st. 
Summer st. 
Washington st. 
High St. 
Main st. 
Main St. 
Walnut st. 
Main st. 
High St. 
Charles st. 
High St. 
High St. 
High St. 
Main st. 
Union st. 
Merrimack st. 
, Church St. 
Central st. 
Main st. 
High St. 
Main st. 
Elm St. 
Main St. 
Wavren st. 
High St. 
West Canal st. 
Elm St. 

West Canal st. 
Summer st. 



Schedule of Propertij — •^Pioneer,'''' No. 1. 

House, $800; engine, $1000; 2 hose-carriages, $200; 600 feet two- 
inch new leather hose, $1050 ; 300 feet two-inch ohl leather hose, $150 ; 
1 set runners, $5; 5 lanterns, $5; 1 ax, 1 bar, $3; 5 fire suits, $20; 
1 stove and funnel, $20 ; 6 settees, $24 ; 6 chairs, $3 ; 1 can, 4 lamps, 
$2 ; 1 fire-hook and rope, $25 ; 1 signal lantern, $3 ; 6 spanners and 
wrenches, $3; Total, $3313. 

This machine is a '' Button" tul), playing two poweiful and enfectlve 
streams. The entire apparatus of this Company is always Ivcpt in the 
most serviceable condition, and scrupulous neatness and good order 
mark the care and attention bestowed by the " Tioneers " upon the 
property they hold in charge. 



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'• OLD FORT," COMPANY, No. 2. 
Hand Engine. East Concord. 

OFFICERS. 
Geokge H. Curtis, Foreman. John E. Frye, Clerk. 

George W. Moody, Asst, Foreman. 

MEMBERS. 



Kamcs. 
George H. Curtis, 
George W. Moody, 
John E. Frye, 
William A. Bean, 
Washington Hill, 
John N. Hill, 
Alvah Atwood, 
John Hanrahan, 
Adoniram B. Seavey, 
Edward S. Curtis, 
Charles H. Elliot, 
Daniel Petteugill, 
David Pettengill, 
Robert Bell, 
George B. Pecker, 
Robert H. Potter, 
Benjamin F. Hodge, 
Elbridge Emery, 
Frank Osgood, 
Daniel B. Sanborn, 
Lauren Clougk, 
Henry McDaniell, 
Thomas Bean, 
Edward R. Noyes, 
Josiah C. Chesley, 



Occupation. 
Musical Instrument Maker. 
Carpenter, 
Farmer. 
Brickmaker. 
Farmer. 
Section Man. 
Shoemaker. 
Laborer. 
Carpenter. 
Farmer. 
Farmer. 
Painter. 
Laborer. 
Stone Cutter. 
Farmer. 
Farmer. 
Miller. * 
Carpenter. 
Blacksmith. 
Farmer. 
Station Agent. 
Laborer. 
Brick Maker. 
Farmer. 
Blacksmith. 



Schedule of Property—"- Old Fort,'' JSfo. 2. 

House, $600 ; engine, $400 ; hose-carriage, $100 ; 400 feet two-iucli 
leattier liose, $300 ; fire-hook and rope, $15 ; 1 set runners, $10 ; 6 set- 
tees, $24 ,• 2 stoves and funnel. $6 ; 2 axes, 1 bar, $3 ; 2 lanterns and 
lamps, $4; 2 fire sints, $8; 6 chairs and table, $3; 4 buckets, $8; 2 
whittletrees and chains, $2 ,- signal lantern, $3 ; stand, looking-glass 
and brush, $1 ; 1 shovel, $1 , trumpet, $5; Total, $1,493. 

This is a Hunneman tub, and from singular good fortune, has re- 
quired but little use. The company has not been called out from an 
alarm in its own ward, for a period of nearly four years. Its materiel 
Is kept in good order and ready for service if required. Some repairs 
are needed upon the building. 



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" NIAGARA," CO^EPANY, Xo. 3. 
Ilaud Engine. "West Concord. 



OFFICERS. 



ISAAO H. Farxum, Foreman. 
John F. Rowe, Assistant Foreman. 



Moses F. Clougii, Clerk. 



MEMBERS. 



Kanies. 
Isaac H. Farnum, 
John F. Ro-\ve, 
Moses F. Clougli, 
Steplicn W. Kellom, 
Lymau Sawyer, 
John Harrington, 
Michael Jenkins, 
Peter Agen, 
Timothy Green, 
Jerry Quinn, 
Haver Cai-ley, 
John Tliornton, 
Patrick Owen, 
Abial C. Abbott, 
Richard Jenkins, 
John Snllivan, 
Dennis Conner, 
James P. Darling, 
Charles S. Colby, 
Frank B. Farnuni, 
Harrison Partridge, 
John H. Kimball, 
Lawrence Aheru, 
Harvey H. Farnum, 
James Benson, 
Charles H. Quinn, 
Patrick Conway, 



Occupation. 
Carpenter. 
Quari'yman. 
Station Agent. 
Farmer. 
Farmer. 

Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 
Operative in ^l\\\. 
Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 
Cooper. 

Operative in Mill. 
Quarryman. 
Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 
Cooper. 
Section Hand. 
Farmer. 
Farmer. 
Quarrj-man. 
Operative in Mill. 
Merchant. 
Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 



Schedule of Property — '•Niagara,'^ Ko. 3, 
House, $C00; engine, $500; hose-carriage, $100; 600 feet two-incli 



leather hose, .$1,050; 300 feet two-inch leather hose, $150; 1 set run- 
ners, $10 ; 3 axes and 1 crow bar, $5 ; 2 lire suits, $8 ; 4 budgets and 2 
lanterns, $12 ; 1 trumpet, $5 ; 2 stoves and funnel, $10; 8 settees, $32 ; 
1 signal lantern, $3 ; 6 spanners and belts, $1 ; 1 cliain and wlullle- 
tree, $2 ; 2 torches, $1; ffotal, $2,489. 

This machine is a Hunneman tub— old Xo. 2, thoroughly re-painted, 
and re-fitted at an expense of about $58. Its hose is new, and the en- 
tire apparatus is in the best possiljle repair. The buildings are in fair 
condition. 



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SUMMARY OF FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



IN rRECINCT. 

Engineers, 5 

Stemners' Members, 24 

Hose Members, 12 

Hydrant^^d Hose Members, 36 

Hook and Ladder Members, 24 



WITHOUT PRECINCT. 



101 



Members at Fisherville, 49 

Members at East Concord, 25 

Members at West Concord, 27 

Engineers, 3— 104 

Total, 205 



PUBLIC RESERVOIRS. 



Capacitj'— Cubic Feet. Value. 

1. Main Street, near Abbot, Downing & Co.'s, 1000 ...$300.00 

2. " near Harvey, Morgan & Co.'s, 1000 300.00 

3. " corner of Pleasant street, *1500. ..'..500.00 

4. " opposite James R. Hill's sbop, *500 150.00 

5. " south front State House Yard, 200 100.00 

6. " middle front State House Yard, ....*1500 500.00 

7. " north front State House Yard, 400 150.00 

8. " corner of Centre street, 600 250.00 

9. " rear of City Hall, 2000 400.00 

10. " opposite E. H. Rollins', 600 250.00 

11. " corner of Franklin street, 300 150.00 

12. '• opposite John II. George's, 800 275.00 

13. " near Francis N. Fisk's, 800 275.00 

14. State street, corner of Washington street, 500 200.00 

15. " opposite Winter street, 500 200.00 

16. " in High School Yard, 3000 800.00 

17. " corner of Pleasant street, 1000 350.00 

18. " near .Josiah Stevens, ji-., 1000 300.00 

19. " corner of Thorndike street, .♦. 1000 300.00 

20. " corner of West street, 800 275.00 

21. South street, corner of Cross street, 800 250.00 

22. " near Edward A. Abbott's, 1000 300.00 

♦Supplied fi'om High School House Yard. 



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23. Thompson street, near II. T. Chickerinnj's, IIOO 300.00 

24. rieasant street, near Georg-e II. H. Silsby's, 900 300.00 

25. Kumford street, near Josiah Minot's, 1000 300.00 

26. Ortgiard street, corner of Pine street, 4000 GOO.CO 

27. Scliool street, near J. Y. Barron's, 3500 500.00 

28. AVasliington street, near Rnraford street, 800 i 300.00 

29. rrhice street, near D. E. Smith's, 1000 300.00 

30. Centre street, corner of Union street, 1000 300.00 

31. Gas Holder, rear of Main street, 44000 

32. School street ; well in front of X. White's, supplied 

from reservoir in Union District Hi<?h School Yard. 



su:m^iaey. 



Value of Eeservoirs, as above, - ' - .. $9,475,00 

Iron Pipe to State House Eeservoir and from Gas Holder Tank, 1 .000,00 

Total, - . w $10,475,00 



SCHEDULE OF CITY PEOPERTY— FIRE DEPAETMENT. 

Engine House, Lot and Furniture, $2,195,50 

Steamer " Gov. Hill," and apparatus, 5.915,00 

Steamer " Kearsarge," and apparatus, 5.690,00 

" Eagle Hose," and apparatus, *2.132,00 

Hook and Ladder, and apparatus, 465,00 

Hydrant and Hose, Concord Eailroad, 349,00 

Hydrant and Hose, Northern Eailroad, 12,00 

" Pioneer," No. 1, (Fisherville,) / 3,313,00 

" Old Fort," No. 2, (East Concord,) • 1.493,00 

" Niagara," No. 3, (West Concord.) 2.489,00 

Miscellaneous Property not in use, 713,00 

Reservoirs and Pipes. 10,475,00 

Total,.... $35,241,50 



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AN OEDINANCE RELATIVE TO THE FIEE DEPARtSeXT. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Concord, asfolloios: 

Section l. The tire department shall consist of a chief engineer, 
seven assistant engineers, (four of whom shall reside witliin the Pre- 
cinct,) and engine-men, hose-men and hook-and-ladder-men, to be 
divided into companies, as follows : Steamers Nos. 1 and 2, twelve men 
each, including an engineer; Hose Company No. 1, twelve men; Hook 
and Ladder Company No. 1, twenty-four men; Hydrant and Hose 
Company No. 1, twenty-four men; Hydrant and Hose Company No. 2, 
twelve men ; Engine Companies Nos. *6 and 7, not less than twenty-five 
nor more than thirty-five men each ; Engine Company No. 8, not less 
than forty nor more than fifty men ; and the appointment of said engi- 
neers and other members of the department shall be made by the mayor 
and aldermen, in the month of February, annually : Provided, however, 
That vacancies may be filled at any time. And the said assistant engi- 
neers shall constitute the board of engineers and shall perform the 
duties and exercise the powers of tire-wards. No person shall be ap- 
pointed a member, of either of the aforesaid companies who is less than 
twenty-one or more than sixty-five years of age. 

Sec. 2. In all cases of fire the chief engineer shall have the sole and 
absolute control and command over all the engineers and other mem- 
bers of the department, and he shall at all times exercise supervision of 
the entire apparatus which may l)e in use. 

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the foreman or captain of each engine, 
hose, hydrant and hose and hook and ladder company at least once a 
month, and also \\ithin one day after every fire at which said company 
may have attended, to examine into the condition of the fire apparatus 
belonging to his respective company, and report any deficiency which 
may exist to the chief engineer; and the chief engineer shall report 
annmilly, in the month of February, to the board of aldermen, stating 
in his report the names of all the members of the board of engineers, 
and of each of the compaines. He shall also cause all necessary re- 
l^airs to be made upon reservoirs and the apparatus of the department. 

Sec. 4. In tlie absence of the chief engineer, the next assistant engi- 
neer in rank, who may be present, shall have the powers and perform 
the duties of the chief engineer ; and the seniority in rank of the engi- 
neers shall be determined by the board of engineers at their first meet- 
ing. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the members of the fire department, 
whenever M\y fire shall break out in the city, forthwith to repair to 
their respective engines -and other apparatus, to convey the same to or 
near the place where the fire may be, place themselves under the con- 
trol of the chief aiul other engineers, and upon permission of tlie chief 
or presiding engineer, in an orderly manner, to return such engine and 
apparatus to their respective places of deposit; provided that in the ab- 

* The niuTibci's of these Companies have been changed by the Board ot Engineers ; 
No. 8 now is designated as No. 1 ; No. 7 as No. 9; No. 6 as No. 3; each taking the 
number of the Ward in which it is respectively located. 



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sence of all the eii^rinoci"*. •'=ii<^'h permission and all orders shall proceed 
from their respective foremen. 

Sec. 6. Each company of the department shall take out their re- 
spective eni>;iues and apparatus for exercise as often as the cliief (rn<;i- 
neer shall direct. And sucli exercise sliall be directed and re(iuired by 
the cliief engineer not oftener than once a month and at least once in 
two months. 

Skc. 7. It shall be the duty of the engineer of each steamer to keep 
his machine at all times in pei-fect order and repair, and in readiness 
for immediate service, and of the other members thereof, to take in 
charge the hose of said company, liaving tlie same in-operly dried and 
reeled as soon as may be, after use at any Hre, and otherwise to per- 
form anj^ necessary duty which their foreman may direct. 

Skc. 8. It shall be the duty of the teamster of each steamer to take 
charge of the horses attached to his company, to groom and otherwise 
properly attend them, to keep the stables in a cleanly and orderly con- 
dition, and to act as stewards of the steamers' house, under the direc- 
tion of the chief engineer. 

Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of each other engine, hose, and hjalrant 
and hose company to have their engine, hose and other apparatus 
cleaned, washed, oiled, reeled and housed unmediately after their re- 
turn from any fire or service, and at all times to maintain the same in 
good condition. 

Sec. 10. All members of the department, when on duty, shall wear 
some suitable badge, to be determined upon by the board of engineers. 
Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of tlie board of engineers to inquire for 
and examine into all places where shavings and other combustible ma- 
terials may be collected or deposited ; and cause the same to be re- 
moved by the tenants or occupants of such places, or at their expense, 
whenever, in the opinion of said board, or of any committee of said 
board, such removal may be necessary to the security of the city 
against fire. 

Sec. 12. The pay of the members of the department shall be as fol- 
lows : Within the Precinct — Chief Engineer, $100 per annum; Assistant 
Engineers. $25 per annum; Engineers of Steamers, $100 per annum; 
Members of Steamers, $25 per annum ; Members of Hose Company, 
$25 per annum; Members of Hook and Ladder Companj-, $18 per 
annum; Members of Hydrant and Hose Company, $15 per annum. 
Withotit the Precinct — For Engine Companies Nos. 6 and 7, the sum of 
$200 per annum each, and for Engine Company Xo. 8, the sum of $400 
per annum — to be divided among tlie members as each Company may 
direct upon its pay-roll. For Assistant Engineers at East and West 
Concord, ten dollars each ; and for Assistant Engineer at Fisherville, 
fifteen dollars. 

Sec. 13. For each absence from fire or neglect of duty, the chief 
and assistant engineers and engineers of steamers shall be lined three 
dollars each, and each other member of the department one dollar : 
Provided, however. That any fireman, liable as above, may, in case of 
temporary absence or sickness, have power of substitution by giving 
notice, each assistant eniiineer to the chief, and eacli otlier member to 
the foreman of his company. And the clerk of tlie board of engineers 
and of each company shall make returns of all fines ui)on tlieir rolls, 
and such fines shall be deducted from the pay of parties incurring 
them. 

Sec. 14. The pay-rolls of the board of engineers and of the several 
fire companies shall be made up and sworn to by tlie cliief and clerk for 



58 

the board of engineers, and by the foreman and clerk of each company, 
respectively, and retnrned to the board of engineers for approval ; and, 
after the action of the said engineers and the sanction of the City 
Council, said pay-rolls shall be passed over to the City Marshal, under 
whose sole direction all sums for services of firemen shall be disbursed. 

Sec. 15. The clerks of the several companies shall make up their 
pay-rolls semi-annually, on tlie first day of Februaiy and August, re- 
spectively, and payment thereon shall be immediately thereafter, agree- 
ably to the foregoing section ; and said clerks shall be allowed six dol- 
lars per annum each for their services. 

Sec. 16. No charges for extra service by any member of the depart- 
ment shall be allowed, imless upon a written order of a member of the 
board of engineers. 

Sec. 17. It shall be the duty of the City Marshal and the police 
force under his control, to have in charge all matters relating to the 
removal and protection of personal property, endangered by fire; and 
any person entering a building or removing property, in contra- 
vention of the orders of said City Marshal, shall be liable to a fine of 
five dollars, to be recovered in the police court of this city. 

Sec. 18. Any volunteer company, using the apparatus of the city at 
any fire, shall be vmder the control and command of the chief engineer 
and his assistants agreeably to the foregoing provisions of this ordi- 
nance. 

Sec. 19. This ordinance shall take eff"ect from and after the first day 
of November next ; and all ordinances inconsistent with the px'ovisions 
of this ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Passed Oct. 26, 1867. 



59 



E E P E T 

OF THE COIMMITTEE ON THE CITY FARM. 



To the Mayor, Alderme^i and Common Council of the City of 
Concord : 

The Joint Standing Committee on the City Farm herewith 
present the Sixteenth Annual Eeport : 

Appraisal of farm and buildings, Feb. 3d, 

1869 $12,000,00 

Appraisal of stock, tools, furniture and 

provisions 3.633,15 



Total $15,633,15 

Appraisal of farm and buildings, 1868 $10,000,00 

Appraisal of stock, &c., 1868 3.269,30 



Total $13,269,30 



Increase of valuation past year $2,363,85 

of stock, tools, «Scc $363,85 

Number of paupers at the farm, Feb. 1st, 1869 17 

Whole number the past year 30 

Average number for the year 15 

Died during the year 2 

Number of criminals sentenced to the House of Correction 8 

In the opinion of the Committee the comfort of the paupers 
has been carefully considered by the Overseer and Matron. 

Amount of expenditures for the year ending Feb. 1st, 
1869, including the sum of $210 paid for the House 
of Correction, .,. $2,579,^7 

Amount of receipts, including $200 of the 

City for the House of Correction $2,691,49 

Due for stone, as per report of Finance 

Committee 292,05 

$2,983,54 



60 



The loss of tools by the fire of 1867 and the purchase of a 
horse has added largely to the expense of the current j-ear. 



CITY OF CONCORD TO CITY FARM. 



To 762 weeks' board of paupers and crimi- 
nals, at $2 per week $1,524,00 

Receipts at farm and due for stone 2.983,54 

Increased valuation of stock, tools, &c 363,85 



Dr. 



$4,871,39 



CONTRA. 

By amount of expenditures at farm $2,579,97 

Overseer's salary 400 ,00 

Interest on farm 928,85 

$3,908,82 

Balance in favor of farm 962,57 

Kespectfully submitted, 

G. W. FLANDERS, \ 

JACOB N. FLANDERS, ) Cmnmittee. 

JOHN THORNTON, ) 



Inventory of Property at City Farm, February 3, 1869. 



''arm and buildin 


gs, 


$12,000.00 


1 harness, 


12.00 


10 cows, 




600.00 


1 sleigh, 


10.00 


1 calf, 




4.00 


1 mowing machine, 


90.00 


1 yoke oxen. 




240.00 


1 horse hay fork. 


15.00 


1 horse, 




150.00 


1 " rake, 


3.00 


17 tons English 


hay, 


340.00 


3 scythes and snaths, 


3.00 


10 " brook 


" 


120.00 


5 rakes, 


1.25 


1 " straw 




10.00 


5 hay forks. 


2.50 


1 " cornfodder, 


10.00 


1 drag rake, 


1.25 


34 fowls, 




30,00 


1 fauning mill, 


20.00 


5 shoats. 




50.00 


10 bushel beans, 


35.00 


Ihog, 




35.00 


25 " oats. 


20.00 


2 ox carts, 




140.00 


18 " barley, 


22.50 


2 hayracks and 


spires, 


20.00 


200 " corn, 


260.00 


1 wagon, 




55.00 


3 " pop corn. 


6.00 


3 plows, 




40.00 


14 baskets. 


6.00 


4 harrows, 




30.00 


1 half-bushel measure, 


.50 


1 cultivator, 




40.00 


8 chains, 


16.00 


1 scraper, 




7.00 


1 witch cham, 


1.00 


1 grindstone, 




6.00 


3 whiffletrees, 


3.00 


4 ox yokes. 




22.00 


1 iron, 


1.00 



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4 manure forks, 
1 pick axe, 

1 cross-cut saw, 

2 garden rakes, 
1 hand saw, 

5 axes, 

1 beetle and 3 wedges, 

2 chisels, 
1 shave, 
1 square, 

3 wood saws, 

1 monkey wrench, 
1 hammer, 

1 gun, 

2 buffalo robes, 

1 string sleigh bells, 

3 sickles, 

6 hoes, 

4 corn cutters, 

60 galls, of vinegar, 
18 lbs, butter, 
SO " lard, 
14 galls, molasses, 

1-2 barrel pickles, 

2-3 " flour, 

2 1-2 " soap, 

2 1-2 " pork, 

1-2 " beef, 



1 



onions, 



6,00 
1.50 
3.00 
1.60 
.60 

%po 
Woo 

1.00 
.50 
.50 
3.00 
1,00 
1.00 
1.00 
3.00 
1.00 
1.00 
4.00 
1.50 

24.00 
8.10 

17.60 
9.80 
5.00 
8.00 
7.50 

90.00 

12.00 
8.00 



5 barrels apples, 




16.50 


2 " cider. 




10.00 


1 " carrots. 




1.26 


465 bushels potatoes, 




302.00 


1 " beets. 




.50 


300 lbs. hams and fresh meat. 


54.00 


6 " candles, 




.90 


1 scald trough. 




8.00 


3 ladders. 




8.00 


2 pairs steelyards. 




2.00 


30 lbs. dried apples. 




3.75 


1 wheelbarrow. 




8.00 


6 shovels. 




5.50 


2 manure claws, 




1.50 


1 bush hook. 




.75 


2 bush scythes. 




3.00 


16 large baskets, (new) 




12.00 


10 small •' " 




2.50 


24 cords wood, 




96.00 


3 sleds. 




45.00 


1 shackle. 




4.00 


5 M lumber. 




65.00 


1 meat saw, 




2.50 


16 beds and household furni 




ture. 




300.00 


1 horse blanket, 




3.50 


1 set of bitts and brace. 




^6.00 




115,633.15 



Expenditures at City Farim. 



Paid for rye. 


$13.25 


•• meal, 


47.27 


" middlings. 


2.00 


" shorts. 


5.43 


<' seed corn, 


1.77 


«< grinding corn, 


11.92 


" flour. 


13.25 


" butter. 


66.89 


" cheese. 


8.64 


" meat. 


40.56 


" flsh, 


16.09 


" eggs. 


2.15 


" apples, 


8.00 


" peas. 


1.25 


'* molasses, 


29.05 


" sugar. 


21.88 


" tea, 


18.00 


" coffee, 


1.50 


" tobacco. 


20.49 


" cloth. 


18.27 


" coat and five hats. 


9.05 


" sack. 


3.00 



15, 



Paid for yarn, thread, buttons, 
&c., 
" salt, crackers and oil, 
" dried apples and fruit, 
" apothecary's bill, 
" wash boiler, stove pipe, 

milk cans, &c., 
" newspapers and account 

book, 6 

" 4 oxen, 1 horse, 1 cow, 

1 hog and 2 shoats, 775 
" pasturing cattle, 15 

'• horse blanket, 4 

" horse collar and pole 

straps, 5 

" farming tools, 133, 

" store bills, 393 

'< boots, shoes, & leather, 26 
" manure, ashes, lime and 

plaster, 104 

" lumber, hardware, &c., 
for House of Correc- 
tion, 113 



.95 
.06 
.66 
.54 

,00 

,75 

90 
50 
00 



50 



62 



Paid for 2 coffins, 11.25 

" hay, 26.47 

" grass, 75 00 

" labor, 443.86 

" garden seeds and plants, 2.56 
" making cider, 3.67 



Paid for wood, 2.50 

" use of overseer's horse 

and carriage, 35.00 

$2,579.97 



Receipts at City Farm. 



Milk, 
Potatoes, 
Potatoes and hay, 

" and labor, 
Wood, 
Calves, 
Pop corn. 
Straw, 
Hay, 
Butter, 
Chicken, 
Sausage, 
Eggs, 
Oats. 

Keejhng travellers, 
Labor, 

"Werk on road. 
Use of wagon, 
Apples, 
Brick, 
Ox work, 
Beans, 
Onions, 

Tallow and peas. 
Pie plant and tomatoes. 
Parsnips, 
Pork, 



$690.30 


1 cow, 


70.00 


89.43 


Board, Joel Lovejoy, 


20.00 


31.37 


Baskets, 


6.48 


13.34 


Keeping cattle, 


16.60 


16.85 


Squashes, 


4.40 


39.94 


Cowhide, 


8.60 


.50 


Use of horse, 


16.65 


19,48 


Balance on accounts. 


17.12 


102.87 


Repairing watch. 


1.50 


17.09 


Board, 


10.85 


1.00 


Boarding coimty pauper, 


4.44 


.90 


Keeping city horse. 


13.00 


11.32 


Lumber, 


23.00 


.90 


City Treasurer, appropriation 


28.17 


for House of Cor. 


200 00 


285.60 


Due for oxen. 


200.00 


166.00 


Pasturing cow. 


10.00 


5.25 


Board of Z. Hill, 


14.00 


3.60 


Police service. 


8.50 


50.00 


Shoats, 


10.00 


10.25 


Cash on hand, 


83.00 


50.32 


Due for hay. 


38.20 


.91 


" stone. 


292.05 


5.71 


Keep of Overseer's horse, 


60.00 


1.50 

.35 

1.50 


Oxen, 


250.00 


$ 


2,983.54 



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NAMES OF PAUPERS AT FARM FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
FEBRUARY 1, 1869. 



Age. 

John Whitney 72 

James W. Powers 66 

Daniel Rogers, 65 

Eliza Sargent, died in April 67 

Sarah J. Sargent and child 38 

Charlotte Lovejoy 71 

Eleazer Davis 78 

Edward Wilson, 77 

Lucinda Wilson, 31 

Hannah L. Wilson,. 13 

Edwin Wilson 10 

George T. Wilson 7 

Ezekiel Oilman 40 

Joseph R. Moores, 65 

Georgianna Bailey 24 

Charles Kimball 7 

Fred Kimball 5 

Nellie Kimball 2 

Lizzie A. Jackson and child, died in Aug. 

Mary A. Farley and child 

Mary Farley 

Martha Sargent 13 

Minnie Brown 6 

Ann Farra 50 

Harry Sawyer 17 

Mary Sullivan and child 



Term of residence. 


Weeks. 


Days 


52 




52 




52 




9 


3 


5.2 




52 




52 




52 




52 




52 




52 




53 




46 




3 


2 


2 




19 


5 


19 


5 


19 




11 




1 




1 




18 


4 


19 


2 



64 



EEPOUT 



OVERSEER OF THE POOR FOR WARDS 3, 4, 5 AND 6. 



To His Honor the Mayor and the City Council of the City of 
Concord : 

The Overseer of the Poor for Wards, 3, 4, 5 and 6, respect- 
fully submits the following report, commencing with May, 1868, 
the date of his appointment, to the close of the financial year, 
ending with January 31, 1869, embracing a period of nine 
months only. There was received two hundred and fourteen 
applications for aid. Thirty families, numbering one hundred 
and two persons, have received more or less assistance during 
the past nine months. This number does not include transient 
persons or those at the Poor Farm, or in the other three remain- 
ing wards. 

Of the 214 applications for aid, each has received our personal 
attention, and in no case, it is believed, has your charit}' been 
withheld, or aid denied, where satisfactory evidence was fur- 
nished of actual necessity, by reason of age, sickness or other 
unavoidable calamity ; while professional beggars have inva- 
riably received but slight consideration at our hands. 

The supplies furnished have consisted principally of substan- 
tial provisions and wood. Seldom are we required to furnish 
clothing, and, in but few instances, is house rent paid by the 
city. All cases of sickness requiring medical treatment, have, 
on application, been promptly rendered by our obliging and effi- 
cient City Physician. 

There has been supported by the city, at an expense of about 
$260, five boys at the State Reform School, committed for crime 
the past year. This has been about the average number annu- 
ally supported by the city in that institution for se^'eral years 
past. 



G5 

At the Asylum for the Insane there has been supported by the 
city the past year eight insane persons, at a cost of about Si 800. 
After deducting the amount annually received from other towns 
in the State for aid furnished those having a settlement else- 
where, and also what is sometimes refunded, it will be seen that 
the Reform School and Asylum bills constitute nearl}', or quite, 
one-half of our whole pauper expenses for the year. 

A more definite statement of the pauper expenses of the four 
wards above enumerated cannot well be made, since all bills for 
this department are charged under one common head and paid 
from the same common fund. The total pauper expenses for the 
year will appear in its place in the Kcport of Receipts and Ex- 
penditures. 

Aid furnished count}' paupers is a distinct and separate ac- 
count, to be refunded to the city on settlement had with the 
County Commissioners . 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. F. STEWART, 
Overseer of the Poor for the above Wards. 



66 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CEMETERY COMMITTEE. 



To the City Council of the City of Concord: 

The Cemetery Committee respectfully submit this their 

u 

NINTH ANNUAL llEPORT. 

The receipts and expenditures of the Committee for the year 
ending January 31, 1869, have been as follows : 

Old Ceinetery, 

RECEIPTS. 
1868. 

Jiiu. 21. Ciish l);il:iiicc on hand $13.52 

Aug. 28. " of City Treasurer, special appropriation. 300. 00 

Dee. 7. '• ofE. A. MouUon, wood 30.0C 

1869. 

Feb. 1. Casli of City Treasurer, interest on bonds 49.20 

$392.73- 

EXrENDITURES. 
1868. 

Jan. 30. Paid A. Evans. lal)or $U.00 

Geoi-<ie Downing', labor -5.25 

July 1. XaMianiel Wiiite. water rent 12.00 

Auij'. 3. %'. K. ;Moore, carpenter's work .5.-50 

S. M. ( 'liesley. iron work 1.25 

" Union Steam Mill Co., lumber, &ii 1.65 

" A. C. IIoU ct Co., lumber 7.50 

" ]\Ioore c'v:- Ciiley. nails 1.08 

'" AVni. Kennistou, labor 43.12 

'* 'J'iiomas and JJoI)ert Carky, labor 101.25 

Sept. 17. ]>ra(!burv Gill, l)larksmitbing 75 

" ir. E. Perkins, oravel 3.70 

" E. A. Moulton, painting- 27.74 

Dec. 7. C. ^\. Pai,i;-e. Superintendent 145.75 

"■ .lonathan (Jeorge. trucking 25 

" Joseph B. AValker, use of oxen, &c 1.50 

" Balance in baud of Superintendent 20.43 

$392.72 

A special appropriation was made in August by the City 
Council for the purpose of clearing up the grounds, repairing 



r,7 

fencos, &c., which ■\vns faitlifiilly and Judiciously cxpouded by 
the Supcrintondeut, under direction of llio (Joiuniittcc. Tiie im- 
provement Avas marked and most aceci)table. A further appro- 
propriation, not exceeding $150, to be laid out in grading and 
gravelling the avenues, is desirable, and Avould <'()mplele the 
"work already undertaken and i)lace the cemetery in a neat and 
orderly condition. 

The amount of funds belonging to this cemetery, derived from 
the sale of lots, and now in the Ci^y Treasury, is $600. This is 
invested in U. S. 5-20 Bonds and is] kept a permanent fund, 
and the annual interest alone approi)riated for purposes of im- 
provement. 

For several 3'ears past no income has been derived from the 
sale of lots, the demand for which has entirely ceased since the 
opening of Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

Blossom Hill Cemetery. 



KECEIl'TS. 
18G8. 

Dec. 12. Cash from sales of •-•i-ass !;f' iO.OO 

from sales of wood 8.*'0 

1869. 
Yvh. 1. Cash from Citv Treasiu-er, suuilry i):ivni('nls..'lC7.54 

$.505. .51 

EXPENDITURKS. 
1868. 

April 28. Paid A. II. Emerson, nike lieads 90 

3Iay 2.5. F. A. fisk. o-rass seed ■^'> 

.hulc 10. .Joliii lUillard. self and oxen -5.00 

.luiie 16. A. Kvaus. labor 4.00 

Nov. 2. 15. F. (iriniii, self and oxen 1'5.00 

Nov. 24. Tlionius Carley, labor ^fl"^^ 

"\Vm. Kenniston, '' 27.7.5 

A.Evans, " 27..50 

Deo. 12. Moore t!c Cilley. tools ■'•02 

Mrs. L. Arlhi. tendin<i- gate ..7.00 

C. AV. Paiye, Superinteiuh'nt 2«;j.'J0 

GENERAL SUMMAUY. 

The whole amount received from Die sale of l(»ts to date 

of last ix-i.orr. (Feb. 1. 1868) was .f 7.2.3.3..37 

Amount received from Feb. 1, 1868. to Feb. 1. ISOO ..AuG.^A) 

Total receipts from sale of lots $7,000,67 



68 

The gross receipts from sale of lots in this cemetery are ap- 
plied one-half to the payment of interest and towards the ex- 
tinguishment of the principal of the debt incurred in the pur- 
chase of the land ; the other half in improvements and for 
general superintendence. There is now due on notes for this 
purchase the sum of $3697.00, (less $142.96 in tlie hands of the 
City Treasurer to be applied,) with the interest paid in full to 
December 1, 1868. The amount received from sales during the 
year 1867-68 was $1004.88; for 1868-69, $676.30; decrease, 
$328.58. • 

An orderly and cleanly condition of the cemetery is at all 
times indispensable, entailing a considerable expenditure, and 
the limited sum placed at our disposal gives but little surplus 
for general improvements. A chapel, gateway and fountains 
would greatly adorn these grounds, and we trust that private 
liberality ma}", by the by, furnish the means to carry out these 
enterprises. 

JOSEPH B. WALKER, 

JOHN M. HILL, \ Committee. 

PETER DUDLEY, 

Concord, Feb. 1, 1869. 



69 



REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 



To the City Council of the City of Concord: 

The undersigned, Trustees of the Pul)lic Library of the Citj- 
of Concord, respectfully submit their annual report. During tlie 
year there have been added to the Library, by purchase, 27& 
vols. ; 1)3' donation, 2 vols. International magazines from Ben- 
jamin Green ; 4 vols. Congressional Documents from Hon. A. H. 
Cragin. The whole number of volumes in the Library is now 
4884. At the time of the annual examination, February 1st, 
107 volumes were missing from the shelves. Of these, 49 have 
since been returned, leaving 58 to be accounted for. Of the 
missing volumes, 36 were gone at the last previous examination , 
and are doubtless lost. This is a ver}^ small loss for a library 
that has circulated so extensively as has our Public Library, and 
speaks well for the care of the Librarian and for the manner in 
which it is regarded by the public. 

The number of subscribers the past year was 648, a decrease 
of 21 as compared with the preceding year. The number of 
volumes charged to subscribers was 16,869, which is an average 
circulation of each volume of between three and four times. 
There are few libraries that give greater indication of being 
adapted to the objects for which they were founded. 

The following volumes have been purchased with the interest 
from the Lyon legacy : Cassell's Natural Ilistor^^, 4 vols. : Par- 
ton's Life of Aaron Burr, 2 vols. ; Parkman's French Pioneers of 
America ; Eliot's History of Liberty, 4 vols. ; History of the 
39tli Congress of the U. S. ; Baker's Secret Service ; History of 
the U. S. Christian Commission ; Birds of New England ; Expe- 
dition to the Great Salt Lake, 2 vols ; White's History of France, 
3 vols. ; Muspratt's Applied Chemistry, 2 vols. ; Gosse's Even- 
ings at the Microscope ; Ross BroMue's Resources of the Pacific 
Slopes. 



70 

The increase from donation has been small. There are many 
people in our city who might easily give one or two volumes 
each 3'ear, and these donations would in time result in a large 
aggregate of good. We trust that the increase from this source 
will be more considerable in the future. 

The financial condition of the Library appears by the accom- 
panying report of the Treasurer, 



JOHN A. HOLMES, 1 

BENJAMIN L. LARKIN, 
GEORGE W. FLANDERS, 
AMOS IIADLEY, 
SAMUEL C. EASTMAN, 
HENRY T. CHICKERING, 
ISAAC N. ABBOTT, j 

Concord, N. IL, Feb. 15, 1869. 



Trustees 

of the 

Ptiblic Library, 



Treasurer's Report. 

CiiARi-Es W. Saroent, Treasurer of City Library Fuiitl. 
Dr. 
1868. To cash received from lonner 'J'reusui-cr, \\. 

IJ. Walker $41.58 

July 18. To cash Interest on Lyon Le<,^acy •12.00 

Nov. 0. •' City Appropriation, 1868 500.00 

1869. 

Jan. 18. '' Receipts of Librarian, loS.TO 

" 22. •• Interest on Lyon Leg-acv -10.50 

$782.78 

Cv. CONTRA. 

1868. 

Jan. 16. By cash paid W. O. Abbott for boolc .^4.75 

July 27. '' '• F. S. Crawford for 4 vols. Littell.. 5. 00 

Xov. 6. " " F. S. Crawford, bill receipted 70.o8 

Dec. 8. " " for Johnson's Atlas 17.50 

'• 17. " " R. K. Sparrow, Life iSTapoleon III. .4. 00 

'■ 18. '^ '' F. H. Crawford, bill receipted 53.60 

'• '• " " F. S. Crawford and Assistant Li- 
brarian 175.00 

" " '* " order in favor of E. C. Eastman 

A; Co 96.79 

^' '' '' " order in favor of N. J. Bartlett. ..46.75 

'• 23. '' '■ order in favor of E. C. Eastman. .162. 76 

" •• " "• order in favor of E. C. Eastman 

&Co 28.02 

'• •' " '' order in favor of F. S. Crawford, 

for book 4.75 

'• '* "' '• order in fuvor of McFarland & 

Jcnks 55.25 

1809. 
Fel:>. 1. •' " order in favor of F. S. Crawford, 

books, bal. N. J. Bartlett's 

account 40.75 

'' 12. Balance of cash ou hand. 8.28 

8782.78 



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REPORT OF THE CITY MARSHAL. 



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

The undersigned respectfully submits the follo^ving report of 
the doings of the Police Department of the City of Concord for 
the year ending January 31st, 18G8 : 

"Whole iuunl)er of arrests made during the yQnv (including 
about 40 made by predecessor) were 273. 

Fouiul iiitoxifatcd 139 

Larceny 34 

Assault 29 

Bur<;-l;uy and larceny 8 

liude, indecent and disordei'ly conduct 39 

Coniniou drunkui'd 5 

Fornication 2 

Assault, \\\\\\ intent lo commit rape 3 

Rape... 2 

Stubborness 2 

Defrauding' 2 

Injury to ))uildin,<4s 2 

Conunon ])roslitute ". 3 

Obstructing^- sidewalks 2 

Keeping disorderly house 1 

273 

Of the above cases 121 were arraigned before the Police Court, 
charged Avith the following offences, to wit : 

Found intoxicated .^ 31 

Larceny 28 

Assault - 23 

Bur2^1ary and larceny 8 

llude. indeceni and disorderly conduct 5 

Connnon (h'unkards 5 

Fornication 2 

Assault with intent to connnit I'ape 3 

Eape 2 

Stubborness 2 

Defrauding 2 



73 

Injury to buildiiip-.-; 2 

Connnou prostitutes 2 

ObstriK-tiii-i- sidewalks 2 

Keepiiii^ disorderly house 1 

121 

And were disposed of by the Police Court in the following 
manner : 

Sentenced to pay fines 87 

Seutenced to the House of Correction 7 

Sentenced to the Keforni Scliool 1 

Sentenced to Jail 3 

Diseharo-ed 2 

Dismissed or nol pressed. . . . .^ 4 

Ordered to recognize to appear at the Supreme Judicial (,'oiu-t 14 

121 

107 persons have been furnished with lodging during the year 
at the Station House. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. PICKERING, City Marshal 
Concord, Jan. 30, 1869. 



REPORT OF THE POLICE JUSTICE. 



To His Honor the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the Cttij 
of Concord : 

The Police Justice herewith submits the Sixteenth Annual Ke- 
port. 

The whole number of civil actions entered before the Police 
Justice (luring the financial year, bow about terminating, is 
forty-four. 

The wliole number of criminal prosecutions brought before the 
Police Justice during said year is one Imndred and forty-three. 

The report of the Cit}^ Marshal of this date contains a state, 
mcnt of the nature of such of tjjose prosecutions as were insti. 
tilted by the cit}' authorities, and of their final disposal. 

The Police Justice charges himself as follows : 

Amount of fines, &c., received in criminal prosecutions. .$463. 34 ^ 

Amount of costs received in criminal prosecutions 444.92 

Amount of fees received in civil actions 23.34 

$931.60 

And discharges himself as follows : 

Paid to City Marshal and otiiers, officers and 

witnesses fees in criminal prosecutions $234.40 

I'aid for blanks, stamps, &c, 27. OU 

Paid to City Treasurer 620.11 

$931.60 

The increased amount of fines received over some previous 
■years is attril)utable chicfiy to the extension of the authority of 
',the Court in cases of larceny. 

SYLVESTER DANA, Police Justice. 
iConcord, January 30th, 1869. 



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REPORT OF THE SPECIAL POLICE JUSTICE. 



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

The Special Justice of the Police Court herewith submits his 
Annual Keport. 

There were thirteen arraignments during the year past, and 
one during the previous year not heretofore reported, before the 
Special Justice for criminal offences, the particulars of Avhich are 
sufhcieutly apparent from the City Marshal's report. 

There Avcre six civil actions entered before him during the 
year. 

The Special Justice charges himself with, 

Amount of fhies received in criminal cases $18.20 

Amount of costs received in criminal cases 78.15 

Amount of fees received in civil actions .50 

$96.85 
And discharges himself as follows : 

Paid City Marshal and other officers and wit- 
nesses fees in criminal cases $00.40 

Paid Citv Treasurer 36.45 

$90.85 

N. B. — $5 of the amount paid City Treasurer is not included 
in his report of this year, but will be in his next report. 

ARTHUR FLETCHER, Special Police Justice. 
Concord, Jan. 30, 1809. 



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MAERIAGE AND MORTUARY STATISTICS. 

JRecord of Marriages, 

The number of marriage certificates issued at the City Clerk's 
office, duriug the j'ear 1868, by months, is as follows : 

January 10, February 7, March 9, April 14, May 5, June 12, 
July 14, August 5, September 12, October 17, November 12, 
December 19. Total, 136. 

The average age of the men was 28.3 j^ears, and of the wo- 
men 24.6 years. The oldest man was 66 years, and the oldest 
woman 65 years. The youngest man was 17 years, and the 
yonngest woman 16 years. There were 7 men 19 years of age. 

The residences of the men were as follows : Concord 99, New 
Hampshire 111, Maine 4, Vermont 2, Massachusetts 9, New 
York 5, Wisconsin 1, Missouri 1, Maryland 1, District of Co- 
lumbia 1, Minnesota 1. 

The residences of the ladies were as follows : Concord 99, 
New Hampshire 124, Maiue 1, Vermont 3; Massachusetts 4, 
New York 2, Canada West 1, British Provinces 1. 

Both parties of five couples were out of the State. 



Mortuary Record 

Of the City of Concord for the year 1868 : 

Under 1 year 12 

Between 1 and 10 j^ears 23 

10 and 20 " 15 

20 and 30 " 14 

30 and 40 " 13 

40 and 50 " 17 

50 and 60 " 18 

60 and 70 " 16 

70 and 80 " 8 

80 and 90 " 14 

90andl00 " 1 

Age not given 7 

Total number of deaths 158 



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Recapitulation of deaths by Wards, and statement of burials. 

Died in Ward 1 22 

" " 2 11 

" " 3 11 

" " 4 38 

" " 5 25 

" " 6 30 

" " 7 17 

Not stated 4 

Total 158 

Buried as follows : 

In Horse Hill Cemetery 3 

Fisherville " 17 

West Concord Cemetery 10 

East Concord " 15 

Blossom Hill " 32 

Old " 35 

Millville " 3 

Out of town 37 

Place of interment not reported 6 

158 
Recorded by 

C. F. STEWART, City Clerk. 



LIQUOE AGENT'S KEPORT, 



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

The undersigned respectfully submits the following report of 
his Agency in the purchase and sale of wines and spiritous 
liquors in the City of Concord, for the year ending February 1st, 
1869. 

Stock on hand, Feb. 1st, 1868 $234.95 

Since purchased 2375.93 

Profits on sales 409.97 

$3020.85 

CONTRA. 

Stock on hand, Feb. 1st, 1869 $487.62 

lieceived for liquors 2501.73 

Received for casks 31.50 

$3020.85 

CASH ACCOUNT. 

On hand, Feb. 1st, 1868 $256.97 

Since received 2533.23 

$2790.20 

CONTRA. 

Paid for liquors * $2375.93 

" freight and expenses 24.93 

" incidental expenses 55.06 

" Agent's salary 300.00 

On hand, Feb, 1st, 1869 34.28 

$2790.20 

Whole number of sales, 4499, 

J. C. THORN, Agent. 

[^Merrimaclx, ss.~\ Februar}' 1st, 1869. Sworn to before me, 

A. G. JONES, Justice of the Peace. 



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FISHERVILLE LIQUOR AGENT'S IlEPORT. 



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

The undersigned respectfull}^ submits the following report of 
his Agency iu the purchase and sale of wines and liquors at 
Fisherville, iu the City of Concord, from April 13th, 1868, to 
Feb. 1st, 1869. 

Amount of liquors purchased $832.54 

Freight and express 14.51 

Agent's salary 59.38 

8906.43 

CONTRA. 

Sales $906.43 

Number of sales, 1 159. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK E. INGALLS, Agent. 



IMerrimadc, ss.'] Feb. 1, 1869, 

Personally appeared the above-named Frank E. Ingalls and 
made oath that the foregoing report signed 1)}' him is true. 

A. G. JONES, Justice of the Peace.