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EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



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RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



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CITY OF co:rcord, 



FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



FEBRUARY 1, 1871. 



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THE 



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL EEPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



CITY OF CONCORD, 



FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 

FEBRUARY 1, 1871. 

TOGETHER WITH OTHER AN^TUAL REPORTS AND PAPERS 
RELATING TO THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 



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MUNICIPAL BEG ULA TI0N8. 



City Clerk's Office, 1 

CiTr OF CONCOKD, Feb. 1, 1871. > 

To persons having Claims against the Citg : 

All persons furnishing materials or service for the city, or aid to city 
paupers, should be particular to take the name of the person ordering 
such service, material or aid, and should k7ww that the person is duly 
authorized to contract said liability. 

The cit}^ 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 ^hall have been 
appointed and qualified. 

Duplicate copies will be required of all bills payable by the city 
furnished on county pauper account. 

All bills against the city must be approved by the person autlioriz- 
ing the charge ; and unless this is done, no action can be had upon the 
bill by the Committee on Accounts, and no order ■will be given for its 
payment. 

When bills are certified to as above, and left with the City Clerk be- 
fore twelve o'clock of the day of meeting of the Committee on Ac- 
counts, they will be audited by them, and if approved, be ready for 
payment on the Wednesday following. 

Meetings of the committee are held on the Thursday next preceding 
the last Saturday of each month, at two o'clock, P.^1., which will oc- 
cur the present year, Feb. 23d, March 23d, April 27th, May 25th, June 
22d, July 27th, Aug. 24th, Sept. 28th, Oct. 26th. Nov. 27tli. Dec. 28th, 
Jan. 25th, 1872, Feb. 22d. ' C. F. STEWART, C'% Clerk. 



REPORT 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 
FEBRUARY 1, 1871. 



The Joint Standing Committee on Finance herewith respect- 
fully submit their Annual Report of the receipts and exj^endi- 
tures of the Financial Department of the City Government for 
the year ending with the thirty-first day of January, 1871 : 

RECEIPTS. 

The receipts as shown by the Treasurer's books, have been 
derived from the following sources : 

Cash on hand, February 1, 1870 $19,276 45 

Taxes of 1867 .". 356 56 

Taxes of 1868 and interest 375 00 

Taxes of 1869 and interest 25,350 00 

Taxes of 1870 and interest 112,500 00 

School House tax, Dist. No. 22 20 00 

School House tax, Dist. No. 12 500 00 

Railroad tax, 1870 20,730 83 

Savings Bank tax, 1870 7,676 55 

Literary Fund, 1870 713 98 

United States, for bounties, paid 1,342 40 

Sale of City Bonds and interest 5,019 50 

Sale of stone from City Farm 714 10 

Sale of lots in Cemetery 597 33 

Sale of horse and collar 252 00 

Sale of land 242 00 

Sale of hose by Fire Department 619 00 

Sale of Fire Engine No. 4 76 50 

Rent of city property 85 00 

Notes and interest paid 459 27 

Licenses 280 00 

Liquor Agency 100 00 

Merrimack County, pauper account 1,903 7o 



Town of Webster, pauper account 1 97 60 

Town of Chichester, pauper account 29 00 

Town of Benton, pauper account 16 00 

Moses A. Elliot, pauper account 10 00 

Sylvester Dana, Police Justice 947 52 

Insurance on Federal Bridge 50 00 

L. D. Stevens, sewers and drains account 5 49 

C. F. Stewart, roads and bridges , 9 40 

A. G. Jones, incidentals 4 00 

A. G. Jones, roads and bridges 92 28 

C. F. Stewart, incidentals 31 20 

Union School District No. 24, money refunded 19 12 



$200,602 17 



EXPENDITURES. 
The expenditures have been as follows : 
Paid- 
State tax $25,566 00 

County tax 12,561 91 

Precinct tax 2,608 29 

Printing and stationery 1,048 37 

Committee services 982 41 

Superintendent of Repairs of Highways 10,216 01 

School House taxes 7,100 54 

Reservoirs ....71566 

Interest on State House Bonds 6,369 00 

Public Library 500 00 

Professional services 373 42 

Notes paid 17,456 00 

County paupers 1,896 05 

Sewers and drains 8,410 19 

Premium on bonds 360 00 

Highway districts 2,901 23 

Interest on Precinct notes 3,427 12 

City paupers 4,023 84 

Police and watch 2,932 89 

Abatement of taxes 1,66215 

Non-resident Bank tax 60 67 

Bonds 6,700 00 

Schools 20,606 18 



Dog tax : 50 00 

Interest 17,175 64 

Roads and bridges 9,907 38 

Parsouage fund 237 99 

Firo Department 5,859 24 

Salaries 4,685 50 

Incidentals 2,904 14 



179,297 82 
Cash on band 21,304 35 



$200,602 17 



Concord, February 1, 1871. 

We have examined the Treasurer's books and those of the 
City Clerk, and find that all the payments therein recorded 
are duly authenticated by appropriate vouchers, and that the 
several items are correctly cast. 



d! r\sEcS, \ CommtY^ee on 
J. H. CHASE. J ^^^^^^^^' 



EXPENDITURES 

OF THE CITY OF COXCORD, FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
FEBRUARY 1, 1871. 



STATE TAX. 
Paid State Treasurer $25,566 00 



COUNTY TAX. 
Paid County Treasurer $12,561 81 



PAUPER ACCOUNT. 

Appropriation, April, 1870 $3,000 00 

Received of Merrimack County 1,903 79 

Received of town of Webster 197 60 

Received of town of Chichester 29 00 

Received of town of Benton 16 00 

Received of Moses A. Elliott 10 00 

Cash refunded on pauper account 5 42 



),161 81 



CITY PAUPERS. 
Paid as follows : 

N. H. Asylum for the Insane $1,370 23 

State Reform School 599 62 

Mass. General Hospital, for S. Davis 15 00 

Dr. A. A. Moulton, expenses to Boston, 

with S. Davis 10 00 

J. Tinkham, coflBn and box for S. Davis 22 00 



Cheney & Co., bringing corpse from Boston 3 00 

J. E. Sewall, carrying corpse to East Concord.. ..4 00 

Town of Northficld, aid to N. Wiser 20 68 

Dr. A. A. Moulton 147 35 

Mark Sargent, for support of M. Sargent 20 00 

Eastman & Currier, supplies for paupers 142 22 

Geo. F. Whittredge supplies for paupers 117 98 

E. G. Kilburn & Co , supplies for paupers 24 33 

O. V. & W. H. Pitman, sup[)lies for paupers 2 00 

Blake & Ferrin, supplies for paupers 12 00 

Hall & Foote, supplies for paupers 40 00 

Rowell & Clough, supplies for paupers 2 47 

J. F. Hoit & Co., supplies for paupers 7 00 

J. C. Linehan, supplies for paupers 8 00 

*Town of Canterbury, on account of H. 

Morrill 300 00 

Samuel Morrill, support of H. Morrill 74 50 

County of Merrimack, sup't of Mrs. Dudley 374 14 

Dr. A. P. Tenney... 2 60 

Drs. Gage & Conn 5 00 

Dr. Ezra Carter 2 00 

Dr. J. W. Wilson 13 00 

Dr. C. C. Topliff. 2 00 

Dr. Timothy Hayues 4 00 

Underbill & Kittredge, medicines 98 53 

G. S. Locke, wood furnished paupers 20 00 

Gardner K. Knowles, support of J. Knowles 39 00 

Gardner K. Knowles, digging grave 1 50 

Francis F. Hoit, support of E. Hoit 23 50 

Robert B. Hoit, supplies for E. Hoit 4 34 

George Abbott, burying E Hoit 2 50 

James B. Towle, 21 1-2 cords wood 115 00 

Charles Sanborn, 13 cords wood 65 00 

Joseph Brown & Co., coffins and robes 40 00 

Joseph Brown, coffins and robes 16 00 

Charles Crow «& Co 18 00 

James H. Eastman, aid to Mrs. Iverson 40 00 

Mrs. William Dwyer, nursing 10 00 

Thompson Tenney 4 50 

William H. Bell 5 60 

Cotton K.Simpson 30 00 

Mrs. L. Smith, expense of Powell's child 10 00 

William H. Bartlett, funeral expenses 2 00 

Peter Dudley & Co 4 25 

Geo. W. Moody 3 00 

*Pald in settlement of a claim wiiich has been in litigation for some time. 



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Mrs. E. Hammond, aid to Mrs. Leavitt 29 00 

Reuben Lake 4 00 

F. C. & J. Y. Bradbury 4 25 

Mrs. Allen 7 50 

Joseph C. Twombly 14 00 

A. P. Bennett 21 00 

M. n. Bean 1 25 

F. A. Fiske 9 OO 

Samuel Morrill, support of II. Morrill 3G 00 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Paid as follows : 

Dr. A. A. Moulton $96 59 

Dr. A. P. Tenney 13 55 

Dr. W. II. Ilosnier 5 25 

Dr. M. W. Russell 38 70 

Dr. C. C. Toplifl 40 20 

Joseph Brown & Co 8 00 

Joseph Brown 12 50 

Charles Crow & Co 10 00 

John C. Linehan ' 2G0 00 

Eastman & Currier 71 00 

3IcNiel & Carter 167 64 

E. G. Kilburn & Co 26 00 

D. A. Macurdy & Co 8 00 

Blako & Ferrin 3 00 

O. V. & W. H. Pitman 9 00 

.lohn A. West 105 75 

Franklin Evans 81 00 

J. Frank Iloit & Co 27 12 

Rowell & Clough 20 00 

Ferrin, Farnuui & Co 20 00 

A. B. Holt 27 50 

William E. Hosmer 40 00 

N. K. p:mery 43 00 

E. S. Reed 8 00 

William Marsh 8 00 

Edward Richardson 13 50 

G. S. Locke 10 00 

Thomas D. Potter 10 00 

J. F. Ferrin 7 00 



$4,023 84 



Patrick Desmond 31 00 

Josiah Hardy 96 00 

Mrs. Harriot T. Cheney 5 00 

Mark R. Holt 4 50 

Mrs. Sarah E. Hamilton 48 00 

Concord & Northern Railroad 15 87 

C. F. Stewart 12 00 

J. S. Button 27 87 

John Carter. 60 00 

Calvin Thorn 3 15 

Luther P. Durgin 1 80 

S. W. Guernsey 2 00 

Calvin Davis...' 52 00 

George Scales 39 67 

Thomas Eastman 16 80 

William Smart 24 00 

Robert Crowther 6 20 

Frank L. Keves 34 65 

William T. Libbey 39 00 

Geo. W. Chesley 4 75 

J. B. Rand 3 00 

Shattuck & Pickering 4 25 

Danforth & Ingalls 125 

Lucinda Wiser 1 50 

John Connell 25 22 

T. F. Brown, Jr 16 14 

F. A. Fiske 34 00 

A. G. Jones , 44 18 

Thos. F. Brown, Jr 5 00 

The following orders, given in previous years, have been paid 
the present year : 

Sturtevant *i Whittredge $20 00 

Dr. M. W.Russell 9 45 

Frank S. Dodge 6 50 

Eastman vie Currier 6 00 

F. A. Fiske 5 00 

$1,896 05 



Paid on account of city paupers $4,023 84 

county paupers 1,896 05 

$5,919 89 
Appropriations and receipts 5,161 81 

Overtkawn §758 08 



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COMMITTEE SERVICES. 

Appropriation for 1870 S800 00 

Balance unexpended, 1869 368 87 



Paid as follows : 

William H. Bell $50 00 

Tliorapson Tenne.y 98 00 

William H. Browii 75 00 

Horace A. Brown 77 00 

Daniel F. Secomb 95 00 

Henry S. Cliickering 108 85 

Nathan W. Gove 72 75 

Philip Flanders 24 00 

Cyrus Runnels 30 60 

Cephas H. Fowler 20 80 

Joseph T. Clough 30 80 

Jonathan P. Leavitt 22 40 

Reuben K. Abbott 24 00 

Luther P. Durgin 51 20 

Abner C. Holt 4 80 

Stillman Humphrey 63 90 

Cliarles H. Abbott 22 50 

Nathan H. Haskell 69 00 

Benjamin A.Hall 24 06 

Andrew S. Smith... 17 75 



Balance unexpended $186 46 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation, April, 1870.. $3,500 00 

Unexpended balance, 1869 936 58 

Received from sale of hose 619 00 

Received from sale of No. 4 Engine 76 50 

Appropriation forreservoirs,July 30, 1870. .$1,000 00 



Paid as follows : 

William H. Allison, pay rolls and miscella- 
neous bills $3,770 47 

Concord Gas Light Co., light at Stable and 

Steamer House 101 74 



.,168 87 



6982 41 



),132 08 



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II. W. Raulet & Co., coal and wood de- 
livered at Steamer House 143 21 

Mead, Mason & Co., lumber 43 03 

Nathan Marden, 1 cord wood 5 00 

James P. Hook, 2 cords wood 10 00 

Jesse C. Cochran, blacksmithing 10 40 

C. H. Norton, 100 5-32 bushels oats 63 60 

Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, keys and 

emery cloth 7 17 

S. J. Shaw, covering stone 10 GO 

Staniels & Dickerman, A. H. "Wiggin's 

account 44 42 

R. Mayers, cloth and blankets 16 72 

True Osgood, hay delivered at stable 3 50 

Shattuck & Pickering, bedstead and bedding... 10 75 

Concord & Northern Railroad, waste 1 17 

J. D. Teel, making sheets and pillow cases 3 00 

J. E. McShane, shoeing horses, etc 29 50 

John Whitaker, lumber & labor, repairing 

Engine House at Fisherville 203 84 

J. C. Cochran, blacksmithing 90 

Welcome & Giles, repairing Engine No. 6 25 00 

Jokn M. Haines, 4 overcoats 20 00 

John D. Teel, reservoir on State and Wash- 
ington streets 340 32 

J. S. Russ, use of horse 50 00 

Bean Brothers, sundries 1 30 

J. C. Duncklee, rent of land 60 00 

J. E. McShane, shoeing horses, etc 45 25 

Webster, Bixby & Co., sundries 17 16 

F. H. Odiorne, 1 ton coal 20 00 

Robert Crcwther, labor and sundries fur- 
nished at engine house in Fisherville 7 00 

J. R. Bowers, brick for reservoir 99 OO 

Rollins & Co., sundries furnished for use at 

stable 7 58 

B. G. Carter, blacksmithing 2 76 

Ordway & Ferrin, mason work and materials.. 132 88 
Samuel Eastman, 196 feet hose 294 00 

Orders given in previous years have been presented and paid 
the present year as follows : 

A. B. Holt S142 86 

Joseph R. Brown 34 34 

Benjamin French 27 72 



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Robinson, Eowell &, Co 22 25 

Northern Eailroad 9 68 

B. F. Duncklee 6 00 

Rollins & Co 5 00 

Mead, Mason & Co 4 75 

Lowell Eastman 4 45 

B. G.Carter 1 52 



Balance undrawn $272 84 

RESERVOIRS. 



),859 24 



Appropriation for reservoirs at Fisherville 

Nov. 27, 1869 300 00 

Paid as follows : 

Curtis D. Drew 464 78 

B. C. Morrison, teaming ; 50 00 

Granite Railway Co., stone 106 00 

Hutchins & Co., cement 90 63 

S. J. Shaw, splitting stone 4 25 

$715 66 



The last two items should properly have been charged to the 
Fire Department. 

INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Appropriation, April, 1870 $4,500 00 

Appropriation for Horse Hill Cemetery 

fence 75 00 

Appropriation for Fisherville Cemetery fence. ..250 00 



$4,825 00 



Paid as follows : 

H. Sanger, for door springs 2 75 

D. F. Secomb, preparing Assessor's book 1 25 

L. D. Stevens, cash paid for sundries 29 30 

A. H. Wiggin, watering streets 34 40 

H. A. Bellows, services as referee 40 00 

Chas. C. Lund, surveying and making leases 7 50 

Franklin Low, rent of land 12 00 

John B. Curtis, books furnished paupers 80 



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Torrent Aqueduct Association, damage to 

pipes by sewer 17 66 

AVebster, Morrill & Co., insurance 50 00 

R. F. Staniels, insurance 25 00 

C. C. Danforth, insurance 175 00 

A. J. Prescott, insurance 106 00 

S. & S. C. Eastman, insurance 113 25 

Dr. A. 1*. Tenney, return of births and 

deaths 3 00 

Dr. B. S. Warren, return of births and deaths 8 00 

Dr. M. W. Russell, return of births and 

deaths G 25 

Drs. Gage & Conn, return of births and 

deaths 12 00 

Dr. S. L. F. Simpson, return of births and 

deaths 2 50 

C. F. Stewart, registering births, deaths 

and marriages 40 38 

John A. White, use of Angelos Hall 5 00 

B. W. Sanborn, school books 2 86 

C. H. Norton, horses and carriages 28 00 

A. & F. A. Fowler, costs on Perley street 16 70 

Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, ropes, blocks, 

etc 26 75 

A. G. Jones, freight and expenses of city 

horses 25 00 

A. B. Wood, copying book and ink — 5 00 

N. K. Abbott, land damage, 1862 5 00 

Carpenter & Cole, glass and labor 7 65 

Concord Gas Light Co., light at City Hall 83 16 

Selectmen, Ward 1, rent of Ward Room 5 CO 

C. N. Corning, land damage 250 00 

Isaac Clement, bill for Welcome & Co 2 25 

C. N. Corning, expense watching stock 6 00 

N. M. Kayes, labor on water works 29 22 

W. Carr, services at City Hall and yard 91 44 

H. H. Brown, Cemetery fence at Fislierville...250 00 

Levi Call, work on aqueduct 49 50 

John K. Abbott, land damages, 1862...' 2 00 

John C. Blake, gravel lot at East Concord... 250 00 

C. F. Stewart, copying inventory, 1870 20 00 

W. Fagan, damage from water 12 50 

Grand Army Republic, music bill 32 00 

A. & G. A. Foste:, damage to buggy 10 00 

Daniel A. Hill, repairing settees 6 00 

C. F. Stevvart, cash paid for sundries 10 26 



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Geo. F. Whittredge, rent of hall 27 00 

Geo. N. Smart, sundries and labor 8 88 

Count}'' Commissioners, road case 55 20 

John H. Morse, stock and labor 2 65 

G. H. Sanborn, hay bill 7 50 

R. P. Sanborn, services at City Hall, and 

cash paid 105 05 

EU Jacob, sawing wood 2 00 

A. & G. A. Foster, horse hire, etc 6 75 

H. W. Ranlet & Co., coal at City Hall 55 00 

Kenney & Godfrey, stock and labor 10 75 

Benjamin French, lumber and labor 34 31 

Jonathan Sanborn, work on fence 27 95 

R. P. Sanborn, services at City Hall 23 82 

I. A. Eastman, services in bounty cases 25 00 

James Sanborn, work on fence 23 00 

Ziba Caldwell, trimming trees 11 25 

James Dodge, damage to horse 10 00 

A. G. Jones, well at steam mill 100 00 

Town of Canterbury, expense of perambu- 
lation 2 00 

W. P. Ford & Co., repairing stove 9 50 

Stevens & Duncklee, lanterns and labor 7 64 

Harris & Co., 1 pair rubber boots 4 50 

S. Eastman, damage to aqueduct 12 50 

S. C. Eastman, office expenses and cash 17 64 

Peter Dudley & Co., horse hire 17 25 

B. F. Prescott, stove, pipe and labor 10 12 

A. G. Jones, expenses of sewerage com 25 00 

H. Farnum, land damage 10 00 

W. H. Wright, damage on highway 51 50 

Joseph B. Marston, land damages 25 00 

A. G. Jones, cash paid for sundries 20 33 

Carpenter & Cole 2 70 

The following orders, given in former years, have also been 
presented and paid : 

H. T. Chickering 2 50 

F. P. Emerson 18 75 

Gas Light Co 25 63 

S. L. French 4 62 

Methodist Episcopal Church 6 38 

J. B. Merrill 174 34 

Carpenter & Cole 1 80 

. $2,904 14 

Balance undrawn, $1,920 86 



15 
ROADS AND BRIDGES. 

Appropriation, April, 1870 $11,000 00 

Balance nnexpendcd, 1869 167 67 

Special appropriation for purchase of horse.... 300 00 

Received from sale of horse and collar 252 00 

Cash refunded by Geo. W. Moody 9 40 

$11,729 07 

Transferred to highway Districts, Nos. 9, 

27 and 28 2,500 00 



Paid as follows : 

J. Mills, repairing highway, Dist. No. 29 34 64 

G. W. & W. II. Brown, plank 47 82 

J. & J. T. Batchelder, plank and labor 12 42 

Mead, Mason & Co., labor on bridge.. 34 12 

George Frazier, teamster.. 555 00 

George Teel, teamster 50 00 

L. H. Carroll, lamp and oil cans 14 80 

Rufus Virgin, watering trough 3 00 

Button Woods, -work on Federal Bridge 340 65 

Mrs. Mar^' Pecker, watering trough 3 00 

R. P. Sanborn, lighting free bridge 2 70 

C. H. Clough, cutting trees 2 00 

J. Rounsfell, painting street signs 73 00 

John Hanrahan, lighting Federal Bridge 50 43 

A. S. Smith, breaking roads 5 00 

M. II. Bradley, hay bills 91 56 

Zebulon Smith, watering trough 3 00 

A. G. Jones, for purchase of horses 600 00 

J.D. Fife, repairing highway, Dist. No. 13 261 87 

G. H. Dimond, repairing highway, Dist. 

No. 17 89 50 

S. Carter, repairing highway, Dist. No. 30 96 25 

N. M. Kayes, labor on watering trough 2 50 

Josiah Hardy, repairing highway, Dist. 14 9 00 

Welcome & Batchelder 7 50 

Jonathan M. Stewart, repairing highwaj^ 

Dist. 11 13 23 

A. S. Farnura, repairing high waj', Dist. 18 40 50 

Hutchinson & Howaith, signs 15 45 

F. J. Emerson, repairing highway, District 

No. 20 27 82 



1,229 07 



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J. Frye, repairing highways, Dist. No. 6 61 77 

Daniel Flagg, watering ti'ough 3 00 

Hazel Baker, watering trough two years 6 00 

AVni. T. Locke, repairing highway, District 

No. 8 63 75 

H. PI. Potter, repairing highwa}', Dist. No. 4 ....20 12 
R. K. Abbott, repairing highway, Dist. 19 209 69 

A. L. Knowlton, surveying streets 153 00 

Concord Gas Light Co., damages to pipes 

by sewers 40 76 

John Ballard, for planks 59 36 

William Badger, labor and materials. 14 19 

Robei't B, Hoit, repairing highway, Dists. 

Nos. 10 and 16 31 53 

Concord Gas Light Co., coal ashes 14 33 

Isaac N. Abbott, repairing highway, Dist. 

No. 22 11 75 

M. T. Ladd, boards for fence 31 94 

John D. Fife, bridge over Hackett's brook 550 00 

Chas. Quimby, lighting Lower Bridge 52 00 

Charles Graham, work on highway, District 

No. 3 63 64 

James Rounsfell, lettering ward boards 7 00 

J. E. McShane, blacksmithing 60 46 

Jonathan Kimball, labor and materials 31 46 

John Abbott & Co., lumber 933 24 

Torrent Aqueduct Association, water and 

repairs 17 80 

L. Eastman, plank 15 27 

Concord & Northern Railroad, freight of 

plank 12 48 

D. O. Smith, ironing watering troughs 23 00 

John Corliss, repairing highway, Dist. No.23...61 34 

J. C. Cochran, blacksmithing 21 50 

N. H. Haskell, lighting Free Bridge 25 00 

AsaH. Morrill, plank 175 40 

Daniel Rowe, making chain 2 50 

C. H. Clongh, lumber 8 73 

B. G. Davis, on highway 15 00 

Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, tools and 

hardware 82 53 

Chas. Butters, work on Soucook Bridge 624 22 

Samuel J. Shaw, work on Soucook Bridge 278 GO 

Geo. W. Moody, work on bridge and ma- 
terials 79 39 

]). A. Warde, 4,356 feet plank 69 70 



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B. A. Hall, work on highway 187 37 

Ira "NVlutchcr, shingles for bridges, etc 918 72 

John II. Morse, water pipe and labor 2 69 

Moses Humphrey, lumber and labor 40 G2 

Dutton Woods, nails and cash paid out 33 25 

M. H. Bradlev, hay bills 182 63 

G-eo. B. Pecker, 600 feet plank 11 10 

Rufus Virgin, repairing highway. District 

No. 3 r 60 75 

"William Abbott, repairing highway, Dist. 

No. 26 13 00 

James Rounsfell, lettering guide boards 7 25 

A. \Y. Parker, repairing highway, Dist. No. 21... 15 00 

Geo. F. Sanborn, stone and labor 23 68 

S. C. Saunders, stone and labor, Dist No. 6... 120 00 
W. Hayward, stone and labor, Dist. No. 2 39 59 

C. E. Savory, labor, paints and oil 21 00 

Jonathan M. Stewart, work on S. Falls 

Bridge 24 50 

Charles Hall, plank and railing 15 00 

Hiram Farnnm, work on highway 492 37 

Chesley & Lane, concrete work 27 20 

Holmes & Abbott, concrete work 22 83 

James Moore & Son, nails ; 19 55 

John B. Giles, stone posts, etc..-. . 11 00 

J. E. Lawrence, halters, collars and labor. 32 65 

B. G. Carter, blacksmithing 16 28 

M. H. Beau, work on highwa}^ and bridges... 470 59 

W. P. Ford & Co., road scraper and casting 13 25 

Gust Walker, tools and hardware 80 22 

Webster, Bixb}^ & Co., oil and lamp wicks 8 98 

Theodore Elliott, gravel and damage 44 00 

Orders previously given, have been paid as follows 

W. H. Brown 395 62 

Torrent Aquedu ct Association 15 00 

W. H. Fowler 10 80 

S. W. Abbott 19 55 

James Fr3'e 26 04 

J. B. Weeks 32;50 

T. O. Gardner 2 00 

L. D. Hall 3 40 

William Abbott 29 79 



Overdrawn... $678 31 

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$9,907 38 



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SEWERS AND DRAINS. 

Appropriation, April, 1870 $2,000 00 

Special appropriation, Aug. 27, 1870 2,000 00 

Special appropriation, Dec. 31,1870 5,500 00 

Paid as follows : 

L. R. Fellows, pay rolls $1,268 94 

A. G. Jones, pay rolls 7,100 00 

Geo. W. Sanborn, land and labor 38 25 

J. E. McShane, repairing tools 3 00 

Balance undrawn $1,089 81 



POLICE AND WATCH. 

Appropriation, April, 1870 $2,800 00 

Balance unexpended, 1869 549 53 



Paid as follows 



Jones & Johnson, rent of Police Station. ,...$200 00 

Concord Gas Light Co., light at Station 80 28 

H. W. Ranlet & Co., fuel at Station 77 74 

P. Dudley & Co., horses and carriages 52 75 

Connell & Savory, paints and labor 20 36 

John H. Morse, stock and labor , 1 21 

L. II. Carroll, night watch 16 00 

Stevens & Duncklee, sundries for Police 

Station 15 42 

J. II. Chase, sundries for Police Station 4 50 

John Connell, incidental expenses 22 11 

Hall B. Rand, police services and night- 
watch 31 00 

Connell, Rand and Jones, night-watch 372 48 

Rand and Jones, night-watch 1,175 04 

John Connell, Marshal and Police Officer 450 00 

H, K. Farnum, police services 14 00 

S. Dana, Police Judge 400 00 



Balance undrawn $416 64 



$9,500 00 



!,410 19 



$3,349 53 



$2,932 89 



19 



The salaries of the Police Judge aud of the City Marshal, 
heretofore included in the amount of salaries, are this year in- 
cluded in the expenses of the Police Department. 



GAS PRECINCT. 

Appropriation, April, 1870 $3,000 00 

Paid as follows : 

Concord Gas Light Company $1,982 31 

R. P. Sanborn, lamp-lighter 51 09 

N. H. Haskell, lamp-lighter 349 98 

Carpenter & Cole, repairing street lamps 65 29 

W. Badger, labor and materials 36 58 

Chas. E. Adams, lamps 17 37 

James H. Chase, repairing lamps 25 25 

Tnd. Press Association, lamps and globe 26 00 

J. C. McShane, repairing lamps 11 26 

John H. Morse, gas pipe and labor 9 82 

L. H. Carroll, sundries 10 85 

Stevens & Duncklee, sundries 15 74 

J. C. McShane, repairing lamp posts 6 75 

$2,608 29 
Balance undrawn $391 71 



PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. 

Balance unexpended, 1869 $909 78 

Paid as follows : 

A. & F. A. Fowler 15 00 

M. W. Tappan 16 00 

Minot & Miigridge 155 00 

Minot, Tappan and Mugridge 187 42 



$373 42 
Balance undrawn $536 36 



20 

PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Appropriation, April, 1870 $800 00 

Balance undrawn, 1869 153 43 

$953 43 

Paid as follows : 

A. Gr. Jones, city reports, check-lists, etc $445 50 

E. C. Eastman & Co., posters, bill heads, 

etc G9 25 

McFarland & Jenks, printing and advertis- 
ing 183 67 

Independent Press Association, school re- 
ports, etc 192 29 

Morrill & Silsby, blank books, etc 96 91 

Butterfield & Hill, advertising 46 00 

C. C. Pearson & Co., check-lists, Ward 2 7 00 

B. W. Sanborn & Co., stationery 7 75 

$1,048 37 

Overdrawn $94 94 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

Appropriation, April, 1870 $500 00 

Paid F. S. Crawford $500 00 



NON-RESIDENT BANK TAX. 
Paid- 
Town of New London $41 95 

Town of Dunbarton 18 72 

$60 67 



SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Appropriation, April, 1870 $11,500 00 

Dog tax, 1868 and 1869, and Walker 

fund 900 00 



21 



Literary Fund 713 98 

Assessed by vote of Union School District 

Nos. 9, 10, 11 8,158 00 



S21,27l 98 



Paid as follows : 

F. W. Connor, Dist. No. 2 134 73 

R. S. Davis, Dist. No. 3 300 00 

C. K. Fisk, Dist. No. 4 124 73 

F. J. Emerson, Dist. No. 5 123 73 

O. P. Fowler,Dist. No. G 103 73 

Wm. H. Currier, Dist. No. 7 155 73 

Cliarles Hall, Dist. No. 8 158 73 

P. B. Cogswell, Union School Dist. Nos. 

9, 10 and 11 17,125 19 

Geo.B. Pecker, Dist. No. 12 238 73 

John L. Tallant, Dist. No. 13 273 46 

J. M. Varuey, ])ist. No. 14 123 73 

J. F. Potter, Dist. No. 15 108 73 

C. B. Thompson, Dist. No. 16 79 00 

Geo. T. Abbott, Dist. No. 18 218 73 

Elbridge Emerv, Dist. No. 19 243 73 

Charles G. Morse, Dist. No. 20 864 73 

Caleb D. Marstou, Dist. No. 22 90 00 

Daniel S. Jones, Dist. No. 23 40 00 

Robert K. Buswell, Dist. No. 18, Hopkin- 

ton and Concord 25 89 

Francis Holmes, Dist. No. 24, Hopkin- 

ton and Concord - 72 



Remaining undrawn $665 80 



$20,606 18 



SCHOOL HOUSE TAXES. 

Assessed by vote of Union School District 

Nos. 9, 10 and 11 $5,600 00 

Assessed by vote of Dist. No. 1 700 00 

Assessed by vote of Dist. No. 3 115 54 

Assessed by vote of Dist. No. 12 1,000 00 

Assessed by vote of Union School District 

No. 24, Concord and Hopkinton 40 88 

Undrawn tax of 1868, Dist. No. 22 125 00 



$7,581 42 



22 



Paid as follows 



J. S. Noyes, Union School District $5,600 00 

Cyrus Runnels, Dist. No. 1 700 00 

Daniel Holden, Dist. No. 3 Il5 54 

Aaron Tay, Dist. No. 12 500 00 

Ira P. Kempton, Dist. No. 22 125 00 

Albert Crowell, Union Dist. 24 60 00 



$19 12 of this was refunded, leaving the 
balance undrawn, due District 
No. 12 $500 



PARSONAGE FUND. 

Appropriation $280 00 

Undrawn last year 48 07 



Paid the several societies as follows : 

First Congregational Society $42 00 

Second Congregational Society (Unitarian) 21 06 

East Congregational Society, 1869, 1870 38 07 

West Congregational Society, 1870 16 32 

Fisherville Congregational Society, 1870 7 07 

First Baptist Society, 1870 30 00 

Fisherville Baptist Society, 1870 16 00 

South Freewill Baptist Society, 1870 11 31 

Fisherville Methodist Society, 1870 2 06 

Episcopal 28 10 

Universalist 26 00 



Undrawn $90 08 



SALARIES. 

Appropriation, April, 1870 $5,500 TO 

Balance undrawn-, 1869 499 73 



Paid as follows : 

L. D. Stevens, Mayor and Superintendent 

of Streets $200 00 

A. G. Jones, Mayor and Superintendent of 

Streets 525 00 



$7,100 54 



$328 07 



$237 99 



),999 73 



23 

C. F. Stewart, Cicrk and Overseer of Toor.... 775 00 

L. T. Flint, Solicitor 200 00 

S. C. Eastman, Treasurer 250 00 

W. H. Allison, Collector 1,150 CO 

J. L. Pickering, Marshal 200 00 

W. II. Bell, Overseer of Poor, Ward 1 25 00 

L. L. Mower, Clerk Common Council 50 00 

Board of Education 225 00 

John B. Curtis, Superintending School 

Committee 56 67 

H. B. Putnam, Superintending School Com- 
mittee 56 67 

Isaac N. Abbott, Superintending School 

Committee 56 66 

H. D. "White, School Committee District 

No. 20 27 00 

J. Y. Aldi'ich, School Committee District 

No. 3 18 00 

JohnD. Fife, Assessor, Ward 1 145 00 

Albert Stevens, Assessor, Ward 2 88 50 

J. M. Stewart, Assessor, Ward 3 55 00 

John Abbott, Assessor, Ward 4 117 00 

Curtis White, Assessor, Ward 5 90 00 

Hazeu Pickering, Assessor, Ward 6 150 00 

William S. Curtis, Assessor, Ward 7 80 00 

John C. Linehan, Clerk Ward 1 5 00 

^Y. A. Beau, Clerk Ward 2 5 00 

H. H. Farnum, Clerk Ward 3 5 00 

J. C. Thorn, Clerk Ward 4 5 00 

D. F. Secomb, Clerk Ward 5 5 00 

F. J. Pillsbury, Clerk Ward 6 5 00 

G. B. Whittredge, Clerk Ward 7 5 00 

Frank A. Eastman, Selectman Ward 1 5 00 

John Carter, Selectman Ward 1 5 00 

Moses E. Long, Selectman Ward 1 5 00 

Samuel Hutchins, Selectman Ward 2 5 00 

Caleb D. Marston, Selectman Ward 2 5 00 

John G. Tallant, Selectman Ward 2 5 GO 

Charles K. Fisk, Selectman Ward 3 5 00 

Jonathan B. Ferrin, Selectman Ward 3 5 00 

Joseph Eastman, Selectman Ward 3 5 00 

R. M. OrdAvay, Selectman Ward 4 5 00 

John Foss, Selectman Ward 4 5 00 

G. H. Jones, Selectman Ward 4 5 00 

John Kimball, Selectman Ward 5 5 00 

Joel C. Danforth, Selectman Ward 5 5 00 



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Wm. D. Ladd, Selectman Ward 5 5 00 

LysanderH. Carroll, Selectman Ward 6 .'5 OO 

D. L. Neal, Selectman Ward 6 5 00 

H. C. Sturtevant, Selectman Ward 6 ...5 00 

Isaac P. Baker, Selectman Ward 7 5 oo 

B. F. Gale, Selectman Ward 7 5 oo 

John G. Tallant, Selectman Ward 2, 1868 5 oO 

Geo. H. Sturtevant, Selectman Ward -5, 1868... 5 00 

Unexpended $1,314 23 



$4,685 50 



DOG TAX. 

Amount assessed, 1870: $489 00 

Paid— 

Josiah S. Locke, sheep killed $15 oo 

Benj. L. Larkin, sheep killed 30 00 

Bond & Dudley, fowls killed .'24 50 



Balance undrawn $419 50 



$69 50 



GRANITE LEDGE AT CITY FARM. 

Putney & Chadwick 5943 3-4 feet at 7 c $416 07 

Roberts & Crowley, 11,087 7-12 feet at 2 C...221 76 

Due from estate of Frank Nutting ZZZ. .^.^38 86 

$676 69 

There has also been paid during the year 

for stone quarried before Feb. 1! 1870 76 27. 
Amount received 1869 g47 5g 

723 83 

Making the income from the ledge since June, 1869.. .$1,400 52 



25 

Bills have been presented and allowed, and the orders drawn 
but not j-et presented for payment, as follows : 

On count}' pauper account S39 80 

•' city " " 139 34 

" fire department " 18 93 

" incidental " 9 00 

" roads and bridges " 73 03 

" police and watch " 178 99 

" sewers and drains " 5 23 

'' salaries " 5 00 

Due parsonage fund " 90 08 

" school districts 1,175 80 

$1,735 20 



APPROPRIATIONS, 1870. 
For — 

Support of paupers $3,000 00 

Committee service , 800 00 

Fire Department 3,500 00 

Special, for building reservoirs 1,000 00 

Incidental expenses and land damage 4,500 00 

Roads and bridges 11,000 00 

Highway Districts 10,000 00 

Police and AVatch 2,800 00 

Special, for repairing lobby 150 00 

Printing and stationery 800 00 

Salaries 5,500 00 

Interest on city debt 22,500 00 

Payment of city bonds. , 3,500 00 

Paj^ment of floating debt 15,000 00 

Support of schools 11,500 00 

Sewers and drains 2,000 00 

Special, for sewers and drains 7,500 00 

Special, for building cemetery fence at 

Fisherville 250 00 

Special, for building cemetery fence at 

Horse Hill 75 00 

$105,375 00 



CITY AXD GAS PEECINCT APPROPKIATIONS : 

For — 

Interest on Precinct bonds $3,450 00 

Lighting streets J, 000 Oo 

$6,450 00 



26 

APPROPRIATIONS BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS : 
School Dist. No. 1, for payment of school 

house debt 700 GO 

Dist. No. 3, payment of debt 115 54 

Union School Dists. Nos. 9, 10, and 11, 

for payment of debt 5,600 00 

Ditto, for support of schools 8,138 00 

Ditto, for school library 30 00 

Dist. No. 12, for building school house 1,000 00 

" " 24, for repairs of house 40 88 

$15,624 42 



CITY DEBT AND ASSETS. 



FUNDED DEBT, PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS : 
Amount. Per Cent. Annually. 

2,000.. 6 " Jan. 

3,000 6 semi-annually April 

3,000 6 annually Jan. 

6,000 5 " Jan. 

2,000 6 " Jan. 

6,800 6 semi-annually April 1, 

8,000 6 annually Jan. 

3,000 6 semi-annually April 

6,500 6 annually Jan. 

3,000 6 semi-annually April 

8 ,000 6 annually Jan. 

3,000 6 semi-annually April 

8,000 6 ' annually Jan. 

6,000 5 " Jan. 

3,000 6 " Jan. 

4,000 6 senai-annu ally 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. 



When clue. 




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1872 




1873 




1873 




1874 




1874 




1875 




1875 




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1876 




1877 




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1880 




1881 




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7,000 G semi-annuall}' April 

7,000 6. annually Jan. 

5,000 6 scmi-anniiall}' April 

7,000 G annually Jan. 



5,000. 



.6 semi-annuall}^ 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 G annually Jan. 

10,000 6 semi-annually Oct. 

2,000 6 annually Jan. 

10,000 G semi-annually Oct. 

1,000 6 annually Jan. 

10,000 6 semi-annually Oct.' 

10,000 6 " Oct. 

10,000 G ■ " Oct. 

10,0C0 6 " Oct. 

10,000 6 " Oct. 



1884 
1885 
1885 
1886 
1886 
1887 
1887 
1888 
1888 
1889 
1889 
1890 
1890 
1891 
1891 
1892 
1893 
1894 
1895 



^$253,300 



STATE HOUSE BONDS. 

fSlOOjOOO 6 per cent in gold, semi-annually, p'ayable May 1, 
1885. 



PEECINCT BONDS. 

J850,000 6 percent in gold, semi-annually, payable Dec. 1, 
1885. 



AGGREGATE OF FUNDED DEBT. 

City bonds outstanding $242,300 00 

City State House bonds 100,000 00 

Precinct State House Bonds 50,000 00 

Interest to Feb. 1, 1871 4,900 00 

$397,200 00 



*S1 1,000 of those bonds lemain in tlie Treasurer's office, unsold, which leaves the 
amount of bonds outstanding $242,300. 
fl'ayable at the option of the City after May 1, 1870. 
J Payable at the oijtion of the City after Dee. 1, 1870. 



'28 

N0t(!M fluo $?;,or/0 00 

JntftrcHf, to Kol). 1, 1871 686 46 

$4,2«0 40 



(>i;'j'S'rANi>iN(; A(;(;o(JN'rH am> < lmmh. 

f)iM; Sfiliool I)iHl,rif;tH, I'urHonuj^o I'Un'l und 

oiif.Hiun'liM;^ onl<;rH. $1 ,7.'J.'i 20 

l>u(t /V>r Hfi.l»i,ri(!H JitKJ (;f)fnrniUo« Hcrvicf;.,.. .2,-000 00 

VniioiiM (Alicr filuiffiH (oHiirnat(jfl) 3,000 00 

r»!iiil( f,(i,x (Jik; U^wjih 1 .00 71 



87,.'i>j.O 94 



AVAII-AlJfJO AHHICTH. 

(yfiHli in llw TrrMiHiiry $21,.'50'1 .">« 

(/'uhIi in liJindH fW ('ollocl.or ;}08 .01 

OiM! f'rM- tuxcf*, liHlH of IHOf), '07 2,879 '10 

Due, for luxoH, MhI, (W 1809. , 91 ]'.', 

Due Tor f,(ix«!H, \\h\, of 1870 20,408 92 

I)ii<! i'or HHc oi'CAly Hull 1 .'> 00 

f'nc, from .Mcrrinuutk County ([Miupcr uc- 

<;r)unl,) 1,89'; O.O 

[)iic Irotn .SurvnyorHof Ifij^liwuyH 181 22 

CjihIi irivcHlcrl ill lir|iif>r ji^cncy 012 41 

jNotcH and iiitorcMt (iiio 1,709 11 



$49,62.5 02 



HlJMMAIfY. 

Funded d(!l)1, und intoroHi $.397,200 00 

J'lojitin^ debt Jind luicruHi 4,2.'{0 4 1 

(JiitHtandinj^ uoconniH und clairnH 7, .'38.0 '.M 

$408,822 38 

Av.MiJjiliJc, jiHHCtH 49,62.0 02 

Indfl.ti'dncHH Jihovn fiHH(;tH $.'5.09,197 .'50 



29 
HTATKKtNT OF JjKJiT v\M>» AHHETH, f KJi. 1,1870, 

Fun'lr"! 'Ir-U ami tuUtrt-M %?/y.)J>U() 00 

f: \,i HTuMuU-.rcHi $22,70.^14 

Ou .;.' n(:i:otihtH HJi'\ '.lairnw fJ,8'J(; o2 

8420,101 96 

Available auMC'tH fAJ/JH 2i 



InMfUnlmHH SLUjva nHWitH 8'i77,503 72 

The Harxifc, Feb. 1, 1871 359,197 86 



De<Tea»<i of in'lebW]nc»» al>ove aHHet» $18,306 36 

The araoiint paid on m-Ayonni of tlie city debt, during tlw; year 
ending Feb. 1, 1871, wa» an i'oWowH: 

Mo;;ting debt, principal $17,4'>6 00 

Jion'Jrj redeemed more than »old 1,700 00 



$19,15^00 
JViid for inic.rfM and premium on gold....S27,.'J31 76 

IvCSH r'""^ i- '-'i for ]uUti--X on \>fjtt'lH WjUI 19 '30 

$27,312 26 



Aggregate; ..$46,468 26 



CJTV i'l'JjyEHTY, VVA',. 1, 1*571. 

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

City Fann l.'>,000 00 

Pcr3»onal profH^rty at Farm, pef apprai^jal '},79') 26 

Gravel lot at ^iaM O^n^y^rd .; 2.!J0 00 

Gravel lot on Wa-4r,ngton f»trer;t 2,000 00 

Gravel lot, on Warren and LiV-rty >5t« /500 00 

SUtarnar \oU and building?*, Warren «t 7800 00 

hU/HH^jm liiil Cemet<;ry 2991 00 

Mi'jycWui'^^ tomb ,..,., 3-30 00 

Furniture in City ilall building 500 00 

Furniture in Clerk'n oiYu-A:. 100 00 

Furniture in MarnUaVn office 373 00 

'JVJh in handn of .Sup't of ^traetn. 460 00 

\{/j\>*t% and (hitr'tck in r;*;]lar of City flail 

building .35 00 

Jfor«J€« 800 00 

Property in hand«j of Fire Dep't ,..42,440 00 



30 

Stable and shed 500 00 

Hay and Straw .........25 00 

Harnesses and stable fixtures ..'...'..V250 00 

Street sprinkler, pipes, casks and building... 1,000 00 

Coal at Cit}^ Hall building 25 00 

Wood at City Hall building ..........142 00 

Legacy of Abial AValker for schools... ......VlOOO 00 

Legacy of G. P. Lyon, for library lOOO 00 

Tools used on sewer 185 00 

$121,543 26 



POLLS, VALUATION, AND TAXES ASSESSED. 

The number of Polls, and the tax assessed on the real and personal 
estate ni the city of Concord, for the past ten years, was as follows • 

IS^fio""" ^'°°--^""'- Valuation. Tax. 

86? IVa', ' $4.307.192 $47.082 25 

1869 It-L 4.423.936 46.290 48 

863\-:::::::::::::^L-4 t1---oS« ''■'"' '' 

1864 rAtl 3.7/O.206 60.293 82 

865 If^l 3.832.800 89.931 97- 

866 '" 97I0 ^-^^^'OO^ 158.787 29 

86? 98.0 4.934.082 116.192 97 

1868 ??on 5,006.774 145.173 49 

869 in- 5.378,365 126.889 71 

^^^^ 3^00 5,581,459 146,791 64 

Year. Ward. PoUs. Valuation. Tax. 

IsS:::::::: ::::::::1 %%^if, ^''-V't' 

1870 -i Tno 343,682 6,552 80 

,^1" 3 198 280,033 5 410 51 

]8i0 4 fioo 1 -seo o«o ^^ 

1070 1: ^^o 1.363.342 33.651 65 

8;2 ? '\l 1,210.066 30,173 70 

^°i: .V'^ 3^' 414.860 8431 13 

Non-resKlent ^^ 111.148 2.190 89 

3187 $5,751,923 ei33,953~94 



31 



REPORT 

OF THE 

SUPERINTENDENT OF REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS AND 

BRIDGES. 



To the City Council of the City of Concord : 

The undersigned, Superintendent of Repairs of Highways 
and Bridges, respectfully presents the following statement of 
his Receipts and Expenditures from February 1, 1870 to Feb- 
ruary 1, 1871 ; Districts Nos. 9, 27 and 28, being one District, 
under the immediate supervision of the Superintendent. It will 
be perceived that the expenditures have somewhat exceeded the 
original appropriation. This was unavoidable on account of 
the unprecedented amount of concrete sidewalk laid down 
dui'ing the year and damages occasioned by freshets. 

A. G. JONES, Superintendent. 



DISTRICTS Nos. 9, 27 and 28. 

A. G. JoxES, Superintendent of Repairs of Highways and Bridges, 
Dr. 

To balance from last year's account $366 44 

Appropriations for 1870 7.058 00 

J. Hanrahau, for old plank 1 00 

D. A. Warde, for plank 9 77 

C. E. Robinson, for plank 4 72 

Dr. T. Haynes, for plank 7 78 

J. B. Merrill, for 4 cords of manure 30 00 

J. Frank Hoit, for 3 3-8 cords of manure io 31 

B. F. Caldwell, use of derrick 5 00 

Amount transferred fi-om other .approropriations 2,500 00 

$10,017 02 



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By casli paid ; 

Pay roll, No. 
Pay roll, No. 
Frank Smart, 
Pay roll, No. 
Pay roll, No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll, No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Frank Smart, 
Pay roll, No. 
Pay roll, No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Frank Smart, 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll, No. 
Pay roll, No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Gebro-e Teel, 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll. No. 
Pay roll. No. 
George Teel, 
Paj^ roll. No. 



1, 

2, 
teamster, 

4, 
5, 

6, 
7, 
8, 

teamster, 
10, 
11, 
12, 
13, 
14, 

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

teamster, 
25, 
27, 
28, 
20 
30, 
32, 

teamster, 
34. 



24 68 


95 75 


50 00 


67 37 


56 61 


159 25 


40 00 


20 00 


50 00 


235 65 


424 66 


11 79 


102 43 


122 69 


38 18 


142 68 


223 13 


156 25 


131 69 


130 00 


165 87 


158 25 


5) 00 


445 20 


140 50 


95 50 


152 06 


187 00 


212 60 


50 00 


186 87 



Cr. 

Pay roll. No. 35, 12100 

Pay roll. No, 36, 123 75 

Pay roll. No. 37, 173 50 

Pay roll. No. 38, 134 74 

George Teel, teamster, 50 00 

Pay roll. No. 41, 164 50 

Pay roll, No. 42, 337 89 

Pay roll. No. 43, 121 98 

Pay roll. No. 44, 143 76 

Pay roll. No. 45, 198 25 

Pay roll. No. 46. 241 90 

George Teel, teamster, 50 00 

Pay roll. No. 48, 212 50 

Pay roll. No. 49, 129 98 

Pay roll. No. 51, 166 25 

Pay roll. No. 52, 129 12 

George Teel, teamster, 50 00 

Pay roll. No. 54, 125 50 

Pay roll, No. 55, 129 98 

Pay roll. No. 56, 11175 

Pay roll. No. 57, 144 61 

Pay roll. No. 59, 115 50 

Pay roll, No. 60, 108 12 

Pay roll. No. 61, 82 00 

Pay roll. No. 62, 51 87 
Geo. Teel t'mstr, 2 mos., 100 00 

Pay roll. No. 66. 85 87 

Pay roll. No. 67, 171 01 

Pay roll. No. 68, 35 00 

Pay roll. No. 69, 36 25 

.George Teel, teamster, 50 00 



PAID CONCRETE SIDEWALK. 



Samuel Angler, $16 75; H. H. Aklrich, 10; J. H. Albin, 
6 17 ; John Allison, 19 89; W-H. Allison, 4 73; C. N. Ab- 
bott. 10 50 $68 04 

Sawyer Blanchard, $13 59; G. M. Barton, 4 83 ; P. P. Bix- 
by, 8 20; F. Batchelder, 3 75; B. Biekford, 13 83; J. Bar- 
ry, 7 06 ; C. F. Barrett, 9 50 ; W. II. Bennett, 10 72 ; Geo. 
Barry, 1123; G. Bullock, 5 26; G. A. Blanchard, 8 50 ; 
O. Ballon, 3 53 ; D, D. Brainard, 6 67; Charles Barker, 
5 37 ; W. J. Blakely, 10 ; C. M. Boynton, 10 13 2 04 

W. A. Chesley, $9 25; Timothy Colby 7 90; E. L. Childs, 
17 34 ; E. G. Cummings, 18 90; J. H. Caswell, 3 37 ; D. E. 
Clarke, 13 50; A. Cavanaugh, 3 17; Harriet Cloudman, 
3 17; Mrs. Crapo, 5 46; Asa Cutting, 3 88; G. Cutting, 
5 67 ; E. E. Cummings, 9 33; A. W. Collhis, 9 25; G. W. 
Crockett, 18 67; W. A. Clough, 16; B. P. Calef, 5 75.... 150 61 

L. Downing, Jr., ,f 9 73 ; J. W. Drew, 17 ; Mrs. A. L. Drew, 

3 68 ; J. P. Durrell, 2 73 ; Benjamin Damon, 9 60 42 74 



33 

r. Emerson, 5 21; E. C. Eastman. T} 75 $8 96 

O. F. Farrar. $6 67 ; II. N. Farley. 6 13 ; A. C. Ferrin, 

5 67; L. Folsom, 22; T. II. Ford, 35 47 ; M. Fitzgerald, 

7 33 ; F. N. Fiske. 31 ; Dexter Fitts, 16 50 130 77 

Benjamin Grover, .f 9 34 ; AV. Oilman, 8 27 ; A. W. Gale, 6 20 ; 

C. Gray, 18 64 ; James Gordon, 4 50 ; Wm. Gage, 3 30 50 25 

C. AV. Harvey, .f7 78; Mrs. W. Hopkins. 6 88 ; 1. A. Hill, 

11 25; S. ilnmphrey, 14; James Ilazelton, 7 50; W. H. 

lIoAve, 7; J. C. Hntcliins. 6 17; L. A. Haseltine, 6 62; W. 

H. Ilurd. 2 83; Moses Ilnmphrey, 4 50; Geo. Harrington, 

6 25 ; C. C. Ilarriman. 10 50; I. Hamilton, 2 50 93 78 

Samuel S. Kimball, $14 83 14 83 

F. Low, $18 21 ; C. A. Lockerby. 6 43 ; AV. D. Ladd, 3 67 ; 

J. ^V. Little, 5 66 ; R. Lake, 5 ; J. G. Lincoln, 9 33 ; F. 

La Bonta. 7 08; J. E. Lawrence, 6 83 62 21 

S. F. Morrill, 6 57 ; Minot & Co., 6 66 ; Mrs. G. Minot, 6 33 ; 

Joseph Merrill, 2 80; Mrs. G. Marshall, 2 84; E. A. & J. 

Miller, 8 50 ; F. Mosely, 22 59 ; J. Y. Mngridge, 7 50 ; C. 

W. Moore, 2 50 ; John S. Mason. 13 86 80 16 

Chas. Noyes, 3 68 ; Geo. Noyes, 5 66 ; Chas. Nutting, 8 17 34 

Richard M. Ordway 591 

Samuel Patterson. $6 42 ; A. C. Pierce, 8 95 ; J. F. Peters, 

3 56; H. Pickering, 6 13 ; C. W. Pratt. 9 30; A. J. Pres- 

cott,5 66; Caleb Parker, 6 23 ; C. G. Pressey, 14; J. M. 

Pearson, 7 17 ; Ira Perley, 20 28 ; J.L. Pickering, 5 13 ; E. 

P. Prescott. 6 75 99 58 

A. H. Robinson, $4 70 ; J. N. Rowell, 8 67; W. P.Rich, 

5 67 ; G. L. Reed, 18 67 ; T. Rowell, 3 90 ; Rowell & Salt- 
marsh. 237 62; Rowell & Clough, .f2 78; W. H. Rixford, 

3 67 ; T. F. Robhison, 5 50 ; T. Rowell & Co., 29 84 321 02 

James Sanborn. $13 93 ; John Sanborn. 5 50 ; Jonathan San- 
born, 6; ^y. W. Storrs, 39; W. G. Shaw. 5 66; Edward 
Studley, 7 90 ; F. W. B. Society, 7 67 ; J.E. Symonds, 64 2 ; 
R. Silver, 12 50; A. H. Saltmarsh. 86 75; C. F. Stewart, 

6 94 ; W. C. Stevens, 8 06 ; St. Paul's Episcopal Society, 
9 17; Mrs. M. Sargent, 9 50; James Straw, 15; Unitarian 
Society, 7 54 247 54 

J. D. Teel, $7 50 ; J. S. Thompson, 10 22 ; C. M. Temple- 
ton, 15 32 72 

C. P. Virgin 4 83 

D. Watson. $13 89; D. Woods, 12 92; A. Woodman, 6 22; 
Nathaniel White, 26 32 ; F. Webster, 14 33 ; D. R. AVood- 
ward, 6 17;E. W. Woodward. 24 88 ; J. C. Webster, 
18 67; J. H. White, 13 90; A. AVebster, 12 50; D. AY. 
Waldron, 7 ; D. S. AVebster, 7 50 ; Ruel AVest, 4 168 30 

Concrete sidewalks and crossings $1, 731 63 

Highways '. 8,023 23 

Amount expended 9,754 86 

Balance unexpended 262 16 

$10,017 02 



34 



DISTRICT No. 1. 
Albert Stevens, Surveyor, 



Dr. 



To appropriation for 1870, $110 00 
Balance of 1869, unex- 
pended, 75 



Cr. By work of— 

Albert Stevens. 
Samuel Hutchins. 
S. & A. Q. Farnum, 
Samuel K. Choate, 



110 75 



61 26 

15 75 

28 50 

6 25 

$110 75 



DISTRICT No. 2. 

Wm. Hayward, Surveyor, 

To appropriation for 1870, 
Balance of 1869, unex- 
pended, 

Cr. By work of— 

Wm. Hayward, 
Thos. Carroll, 
Calvin Gage, 



DISTRICT No. 3. 



Dr. 

$65 00 
1-2 03 

$77 03 



69 78 
6 25 
1 00 

§77 03 



Dr, 



Eufus Virgin, Surveyor, 
To appropriation for 1870, $1 10 00 
Cr. By work of— 



Rufus Virgin, 


39 75 


George Graham, 


5 75 


Robert Brown, 


21 00 


Jas. C. Bartlett, 


3 50 


J. M. Varney, 


2 25 


Harrison Ballou, 


175 


Lucien L. Sargent, 


3 00 


Smith L. Sargent, 


1 75 


Mark Sargent, 


4 50 


John Buckland, 


5 76 


Andi-ew Moody, 


7 00 


Moses Sanborn, 


1 00 



A. G. Bachelder, 
Jeremiah Lovering, 
Abraliam Sargent, 



1 75 

10 50 

75 

$110 00 



DISTRICT No. 4. 

T. Tenney, Surveyor, 
To appropriation for 1870, 

Cr. By work of— 

T. Tenney, 
Francis Kent, 
J. T. Tenney, 
Thomas A. Sears, 
J. F. Potter. 
Thomas D. Potter, 
C. Rowell, 
H. Potter, 
Thomas Potter, 
Jolm Locke, 



Balance imdrawn, $11 21 
Due from H. H. 
Potter, for 1869, 3 20 



Dr. 

$85 00 



10 63 

7 01 

5 26 
10 50 
12 25 

8 75 
10 63 

2 63 

6 25 
88 

$73 99 



DISTRICT No. 0. 
M. S. Farnum, Surveyor, 



Dr. 



To appropriation for 1870, $80 00 



Cr. By work of— 




J. T. Hoyt, 


12 75 


J. B. Sanborn, 


13 60 


J. Ayers, 


176 


D. E. Gale, 


1 76 


A. Q. Farnum, 


14 00 


M. S. Farnum, 


21 00 


Wm. Stevens, 


6 25 


Balance unexpended. 


$10 00 



DISTRICT No. 6. 
S. C. Sanders, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1870, $300 00 



35 



Cr. Bj' work of— 

C. W. Blake, 
G. W. Moody, 
G. W. Lake, 
Cornelius Hlggius, 
W. Hill. 

D. B. Sanborn, 
A. S. Yeaton, 

E. R. Noves, 
David Pettingill, 
J. S. Kimball, 
L. ytockwell, 
Thos. P. Bean, 
Daniel Plank, 
Daniel Pettingill, 
J. E. Pluraraer, 
Charles Dndlej^, 
S. C. Sanders, 



21 00 
7 87 

10 50 
2 00 

14 87 

30 00 
7 00 

63 00 
5 25 

27 00 
5 25 
2 63 

2 63 
1 75 

33 75 

3 50 
62 00 

$300 00 



DISTRICT No. 7. 

B. L. Larkin, Surveyor, 

To appropriation for 1870, 
Balance of 1869, 

Cr. By work of— 



Dr. 

$55 00 
31 99 

$86 99 



B. L. Larkin, 
S. M. Locke, 
Josiah S. Locke, 




9 15 

10 55 

5 25 

$24 95 


Balance undrawn. 




$62 04 


DISTRICT No. 8. 




W. T. Locke, Surv 


eyor. 


Dr. 


To appropriation for 1870, 
Balance of 1869, unex- 
pended, 


$90 00 
6 13 


Cr. By wo-k of— 




$96 13 


W. T. Locke, 
W. D. Locke, 




62 63 
19 05 



G. A. Robinson. 
Stickney Hanson, 
La Fayette Stearns, 
W. T. Locke, 



DISTRICT No. 10. 
n. Farnum, Surveyor, 



6 00 

6 00 

75 

1 25 

$96 13 



Dr. 



To appropriation for 1870, $230 00 
Balance of 1869, unex- 
pended, 7 51 



Cr. By work of— 

B. & C. Farnum, 

F. B. Farnum, 
H. Partridge, 

G. W. & VV. H. Brown, 
J. Ferrin, 

G. Makepeace, 
Hiram Farnum, 



Balance unexpended, 



$237 51 

27 00 

7 30 

18 00 

51 00 

6 25 

4 60 

123 00 

$237 05 

46 



DISTRICT No. 11. 
T. M. Stewart, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1870, $40 00 
3alance of 1869, unex- 
pended, 58 



Cr. By work of— 
Jonathan M. Stewai-t, 
Balance unexpended. 



$40 58 



29 97 



$10 61 



DISTRICT No. 12. 
M. II. Bean, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1870, $450 00 



36 



Cr. By work of — 

Gilman Morrill, 
Chai'les Lacasse, 
Lawrence Gahagan. 
Peter Baker, 
Samuel Forger, 
Peter McAndle, 
E. Glaucy, 
Joseph Vesper, 
Felix Gayett, 

Wood. 
K. Martin, 
Geo. Greenwood, 
Henry Rose, 
John McLanghlin, 
Louis Forger, 
Tliomas Wheeler, 
Dennis O'Brien, 
Frank Morse, 
Leroy Bean, 
L. Loverin, 
Francis Jinery, 
M. Florence, 
Patrick Foley, 
Joseph Taylor, 
Edward McArdle, 

Gilroy, 

Paserdy, 
Charles Smith, 
John Mack, 

B. C. Morrison, 

C. & J. C. Gage, 
Nathan Colhy, 

H. H. Brown & Sons, 

D. Arthur Brown & Co., 

Gerrish, 
Nathan Chandler, 
Moses H. Bean, 



DISTRICT No. 13, 

J. D. Fife, Surveyor, 

To appropriation for 1870, 

Cr. By work of— 

John D. Fife, 
Jere Fowler, 
Peter F. ElHott, 
Joseph Knowles, 
Ferdinand Ferrin, 



Balance unexpended. 



6 22 


1 60 


67 20 


8 75 


38 40 


9 00 


20 80 


1 50 


39 38 


8 00 


21 88 


14 88 


12 40 


• 8 80 


12 80 


1 88 


20 00 


6 40 


1 50 


25 60 


3 20 


3 50 


2 63 


1 60 


5 60 


3 20 


12 80 


4 00 


5 25 


57 60 


3 00 


3 60 


1 20 


3 90 


7 00 


2 00 


3 13 


$450 00 


Dr. 


$60 00 


28 50 


6 75 


5 25 


5 25 


10 50 


.$56 25 


$3 75 



DISTRICT No. 14. 
J. S. Hoyt, Surveyor, Dr, 

To appropriation for 1870, §60 00 



Cr. By work of— 




Joseph S. Hoit, 


8 75 


George A. Hoit, 


6 00 


S. D. Colby, 


1 50 


T. Eastman, 


9 75 


H. S. Eastman, 


6 00 


E. Ordway, 


3 00 


S. Dow, 


4 50 


G. I. Colby, 


3 00 


J. Hardy, 


50 




$43 00 


Balance undrawn. 


$17 00 



DISTRICT No. 15. 
Cyrus Runnnels, Surveyor, Dr. 

To apiu-opriation for 1870, $100 00 
Balance of 1869, unex- 
pended, 3 98 



Cr. By work of— 

Moses E. Long, 
James M. OrdVay. 
A. D. Farnum, 
Farinun & Martin, 
Francis Runnels, 
Ephraim F. Sweatt, 
Cyrus Runnels, 



$103 98 



9 37 
13 87 
17 25 
2 04 
5 62 
23 25 
32 58 

$103 98 



DISTRICT No. 16. 

A. G. Dow, Surveyor, 

To appropriation for 1870, 

Cr. By work of— 

Albert G. Dow, 
Mrs. J. F. Runnels, 
Amos Sawyei", 
Jacob Ordway, 
Hiram Eastman,. 



Dr. 

$65 00 



24 75 

12 06 

5 40 

3 00 

1 50 



37 



Josiah Runnols, 
Levitt W. Powell, 
Edwin Sawyer, 



Balance unexpended, 



1 12 
45 
75 

$49 57 

$15 43 



DISTRICT No. 17. 
S. S. Buzzell, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1870, $60 00 
Cr. By work of— 
S. S. Buzzell, 20 35 

Balance undrawn, $39 65 



DISTRICT No. 18. 

I. F. Ferrin, Surveyor, 

To appropriation for 1870, 

Cr. By work of — 

Ira Rowell, 
Heniy Farnum, 
Andrew S. Farnum, 
Isaac F. Ferrin, 
Plank for Bridge, 

Balance unexpended, 



Dr. 

$90 00 



4 00 

7 00 

12 00 

39 00 

14 00 

76 00 
$14 00 



DISTRICT No. 19. 
R. K. Abbott, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1870, $100 00 
Cr. By work of— 



R. K. Abbott, 


22 01 


H. Martin, 


28 12 


J. R. Abbott, 


12 25 


D. C. Temiey, 


3 50 


A. Saltmarsh, 


11 37 


John Fagan, 


5 25 


Peter Fagan. 


8 75 


William Fagan, 


8 75 




$100 00 



DISTRICT No. 20. 
W. B. Thompson, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation for 1870, $55 00 



Cr. By work of— 




W. Fagan, 
Jacob N. Flanders, 
John E. Saltmarsh, 
Charles H. Merrill, 
Wm. B. Thompson. 


12 25 

5 25 

6 12 

87 
19 25 




$43 74 


Balance unexpended. 


$11 26 


DISTRICT No. 21. 




B. F. Griffin, Surveyor, 


Dr. 


To appropriation for 1870, 


$85 00 


Cr. By work of— 




B. F. Griffin, 
Daniel Farnum, 
John Ballard, 
Ezra Ballard, 
Charles Fisk, 


19 00 

34 00 

600 

10 50 

1 00 



Balance undrawn, 



$70 50 



U4 FO 



DISTRICT No. 22. 




Charles Hall, Surveyor, 


Dr. 


To appropriation for 1870. 
Balance unexpended. 


$75 00 
4 21 




$79 21 


Cr. By work of— 




Charles Hall, 


79 2i 



DISTRICT No. 23. 

John Corliss, Siu-veyor, 

To appropriation for 1870, 
Balance of 1869, unex- 
pended, 

Cr. By work of— 
John Corliss, 



Dr. 

$125 00 

32 20 

$157 20 

44 10 



38 



Joseph Haseltine, 
Frank Carter, 
Samuel Baker, 
Willie Clark, 
Isaac P. Baker, 
Wm. Bodwell, 
Edward Knowlton, 
John E. Proctor, 
Jeremiah S. Abbott, 
Daniel Knowlton, 
Isaac H. Proctor, 
Frank Proctor, 
Nathan Lovejoy, 
Isaac N. Abbott, 
Frank G. Corliss, 
Isaac N. Abbott, 
Charged to roads 
bridges, 



and 



175 
5 00 

3 60 

4 37 
1 75 

87 

8 75 

8 75 

38 64 

5 25 
20 12 

5 00 

I 75 

25 37 

11 37 

32 20 

61 34 

$218 54 



DISTRICT No. 24. 

J. E. Brown, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1870, $45 00 
No labor on highways 
performed in this Dis- 
trict the past year. 
Balance unexpended, 45 00 



DISTRICT No. 25. 

"VYra. Abbott, Surveyor, 

To appropination for 1870, 

Cr. By work of — 

Isaac F. Wlieeler, 
John C. Wheeler, 
D. L. Sanders, 
Ira Abbott, 
A. S. Martin, 
Beniamln Horn, 
G. t. Abbott, 
Moses B. Abbott, 
William Abbott, 



Balance unexpended. 



Dr 

$100 00 



DISTRICT No. 26. 
Geo. W. Chesley, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation for 1 870, $85 00 : 



1 76 


1 75 


1 76 


7 87 


3 50 


3 50 


1 75 


12 25 


14 00 


$48 12 


51 88 



Cr. By work of— 

G. W. Chesley, 
John Knights, 
Joseph Mitchell, 
Mr. Davis, 
Abial Smart, 
George Fiye, 
Simon Cass, 
Edward Clarke, 
Rufus H. Smart, 
Mr. Long, 



33 38 


15 75 


7 00 


2 00 


5 00 


2 50 


5 25 


6 12 


6 00 


2 00 



$85 00 



DISTRICT No. 29. 
William F. Drew, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation for 1870. $45 00 
Cr. By work of— 
Wm. F. Drew, 20 10 

Balance undrawn, $24 90 



DISTRICT No. 30. 
Timothy Carter, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation for 1870, $55 00 
Cr. By work of— 



David Carter, 
F. B. Carter, 
Jacob Ordway, 
C. H. Currier, 
J. J. Thompson, 
Timothy Carter, 



14 00 


8 75 


7 00 


7 00 


7 00 


11 25 



00 



DISTRICT No. 31. 

George Lougee, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1870, $30 00 
Balance of 1869, unex- 
pended, 36 04 



$66 04 



39 



Cr. By work of— 
George E. Lougee, 


41 84 
6 26 
2 25 


Stephen Coombs, 
George Tucker, 

Balance undrawn, 


No. 33. 
;yor, 

rl870, 
hands 

E. R. 

$29 00 


3 00 
75 


Samuel E. Cllttbrd, 
Reuben Myers, 


$60 60 

$9 00 




$49 34 
16 70 

Dr. 

$47 00 

22 50 




Balance unexpended, 


DISTRICT 

E. R. Noyes, Surv( 

To appropriation fo 

Balance of 1869, in 

of W. Hill, 

Cr. By work of— 

E, R. Noyes, 
H. H. Bean, 

Unexpended, 
And in hands of 

Noyes, 




DISTRICT No. 32. 

J. P. Boyce, Surveyor, 

To appropriation for 1870, 
Balance of 1869, unex- 


Dr. 

$50 00 
18 13 


pended. 


$68 13 


Cr. By work of— 

J. P. Boyd, 
John T. Gilman, 
Ai J. Smith, 
Lyman Haynes. 
M. G. Boyce, 
S. K. Choate, 
M. Florence, 


$69 50 

32 00 
4 50 
4 60 

3 75 
150 
6 00 

4 50 


15 75 

5 25 

21 00 

$47 13 



40 



REPORT 



COMMITTEE ON THE CITY FARM. 



To the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council of the City of 
Concord : 

The Joint Standing Committee on the City Farm, respectfully 
present the Eighteenth Annual Report. "We believe the wel- 
fare of the paupers has been carefully considered by the Over- 
seer and Matron, and the present general condition of the farm 
meets our commendation. 

We would respectfully suggest the propriety of rubbling the 
banks of such portions of the intervale as lie on the river, at 
once. 



INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT CITY FARM, FEB. 1, 


1871. 


Farm and buildings, $15,000 00 


1 mower, 


50 00 


12 milch cows. 


540 00 


1 wagon, 


60 00 


2 yoke oxen. 


400 00 


1 grind-stone. 


2 00 


1 horse. 


200 00 


Sleigh and harness, 


15 00 


24 tons of English Hay, 


600 00 


1 horse blanket. 


2 50 


2 tons stock hay, 


25 00 


4 ox yokes. 


25 00 


4 tons straw. 


50 00 


3 ladders. 


8 00 


11-2 tons corn fodder, 


25 00 


1 fanning mill. 


14 00 


65 fowls, 


45 00 


shorts, 


5 00 


8 shoats, 


110 00 


6 bushels cob meal, 


3 90 


2 ox carts, 


130 00 


1 wheelbarrow, 


5 00 


1 cultivator, 


3 50 


3 whiffletrees, 


3 00 


1 scraper. 


6 50 


7 chains. 


14 00 


2 hay racks, 


20 00 


5 hay forks. 


2 50 


4 plows, 


40 00 


1 horse hay fork. 


5 00 


4 harrows, 


30 00 


1 witch chain, 


1 00 



41 



4 manure forks, 

4 shovels, 
7 axes, 

2 wood saws, 

1 monkey wrench, 

1 hammer, 

1 gun, 

1 string bells, 

1 sickle, 

5 hoes, 

4 corn cutters, 
14 baskets, 

1 measure, 

2 pair steel^^ards, 
2 chisels, 

2 garden rakes, 
1 cross-cut saw, 

5 sc3^thes and snaths, 
13 cords dry wood, 
20 cords green wood, 
65 bushels oats, 

1 jack screw, 
1 set bits and brace, 
1 scalding tub. 
Beetle and wedges, 
1 square, 

6 M. shingles, 

1 M, ft. h'd wood lumber. 

1 stone bod}^ 

2 manure claws, 
130 bushels corn, 

25 bushels potatoes 

(Eai'ly Rose), 
137 bushels potatoes, 
2 1-2 bbl. pork, 
150 lbs. corn beef. 



2 
1 
1 
3 

5 00 
65 00 
50 00 
47 50 

6 50 

5 00 

6 00 
2 00 

50 

20 00 

30 00 

4 00 

i 50 

169 00 

37 50 

123 30 

90 00 

18 75 



378 lbs. hams. 


60 48 


100 lbs. lard. 


16 00 


40 lbs. butter, 


14 00 


8 gallons molasses. 


3 20 


1-2 bbl. pickles, 


5 00 


5 1-2 bu. white beans, 


16 50 


1 bbl. cranberry beans, 


3 00 


1 red chit beans. 


3 00 


150 lbs. fresh pork, 


15 00 


75 lbs. fresh beef. 


5 25 


35 lbs sausage. 


3 60 


4 bbls. cider. 


20 CO 


4 bbls. apples, 


8 00 


2 bbl. onions. 


10 00 


2 bbls. vegetables. 


3 00 


70 lbs. cheese, 


10 48 


4 bbls. soap. 


12 00 


40 lbs. candles. 


5 00 


40 gallons vinegar. 


20 00 


35 lbs. dried apples. 


2 80 


3-4 bushels peas. 


3 00 


14 new baskets, 


5 00 


3 hand rakes. 


1 00 


2 drag-rakes. 


2 00 


3 ox-sleds. 


30 00 


1 iron bar, 


1 00 


1 shackle, 


4 00 


1 saw, 


2 00 


1 pair pole straps, 


2 00 


1 halter. 


1 00 


2 steel traps. 


2 00 


Extra manure. 


50 00 


Beds and household 




furniture, 


300 00 



[8,795 26 



RECEIPTS AT 



CITY FAEM FOR THE 
FEBRUARY, 1871. 



YEAR ENDING 



Milk and cream sold, $654 68 
Beef and other meat 

sold, 116 23 

Calves sold, 64 00 

Sheep and shoats sold, 112 84 



Hides sold, 14 35 

Lard sold, 12 85 

Chickens sold, 85 55 

Eggs sold, 34 14 

Hay? straw and lumber, 282 88 



4^ 



Peas, beans, corn and 




Keeping and pastur- 




meal, 


20 55 


ing cattle. 


113 19 


Oats, potatoes and tur- 




For labor off the farm, 


241 82 


nips, 


145 81 


For use of horse, oxen 




Cucumbers, mel(ms. 




and wagon, 


59 02 


pie plant, toma- 




For board, 


38 00 


toes and peppers. 


9 58 


For stone body sold. 


9 00 


Currants, cabbages, 




For keeping Over- 




pumpkins, beets. 




seer's horse, 


60 00 


squashes, onions 




From town of Web- 




and carrots. 


67 28 


ster (pauper bill) , 


66 25 


Wood, 


20 00 


From county of Mer- 




Apples, cider and vin- 




rimack (pauper 




egar. 


13 63 


bill). 


55 83 


Premium on onions. 
Keeping travelers. 


2 00 
30 80 






Receipts, $2,320 28 



EXPENDITUEES. 
The expenditures have been as follows : 
Paid for — 



Shorts, corn and meal. 

Tea, coffee and sugar, 

Tobacco, 

Cider, fish and cheese. 

Butter, milk, beef and 
rennet, 

Salt, 

crackers, raisins and 
summer savorj^ 

1 bbl. flour. 

Plaster, potatoes, rye, 

Davis & Farnum, gro- 
cery bills, 

Francis A. Fisk, gro- 
cery bills, 

Eastman & Currier, 
grocery bills, 

Cider barrels and 
making cider, 

Blacksmith bills. 



155 43 


19 03 


14 88 


7 03 


9 02 


3 25 


1 99 


9 20 


66 06 


262 83 


57 05 


13 54 


9 85 


58 50 



and 



Sawing and planing 

lumber, 
Repairing tools 

utensils. 
Labor on farm, 
Carpenter work, 
Threshing oats. 
Making yokes. 
Weighing hay, 
Taking deposition 

pauper case. 
Entering onions 

Fair, 
Sheeting, print, flan- 
nel, crash, thread 

and yarn, 
Hat, coat, shirt and 

drawers. 
Boots and shoes, and 

repairing same, 



in 



at 



32 44 

29 97 

224 00 

3 50 

16 50 
2 67 
1 00 

1 00 

1 00 

26 53 

5 95 

11 12 



43 



10 rolls paper, 


1 00 


Paint, glass and putty. 


3 70 


Spikes, nails, bolts, 




Ashes and lime, 


7 75 


screws and steel, 


2 84 


Manure, 


140 00 


Saw set and other 




Pasturing cattle, 


30 00 


tools and uten- 




Grass, 


102 50 


sils, 


38 32 


1 bull and 4 cows, 


250 71 


Writing book and 




2 shoats, 


17 50 


wicking, 


46 


2 sheep. 


8 00 


2 chambers, 


1 10 


Tax on farm. 


14 14 


Medicine.liniraent and 




Use of Overseer's 




cor. sublimate, 


2 43 


horse,wagon,etc., 


35 CO 


grass and other seeds, 


21 39 


Overseer's salary, 


400 00 


Tomato and cabbage 
plants. 








3 50 


$2,123 68 



Receipts $2,320 28 

Expenditures 2,123 68 

Balanceof receipts $196 60 

Add work done for the citj' on the high- 
way, not included in the above 90 00 

Making the net income and earnings of the 

farm $286 60 

To which may be added, cash paid into 
the Treasury and cash now due, for 
stones quarried in the City Farm 
ledges, the past year 676 69 

Making the net income from farm and 

ledges $963 29 

Cash in hands of Overseer, Feb. 1, 1871 $273 83 



NAMES OF PAUPERS AT FAPtM FOR YEAR ENDING 
FEBRUARY 1, 1871. 



John Whitney, 

James W. Powers, 

Daniel Rogers, 

Eleazer Davis, 

Ezekiel Oilman, 

S. J. Sargent (child born March 8.) 

Charlotte Lovejoy, 

Lucinda Wilson, 

Hannah L. Wilson, 



Age. 


Weeks 


74 


52 


68 


52 


67 


52 


80 


52 


42 


52 


40 


52 


73 


52 


53 


52 


15 


38 



Days. 



44 



Edward D. Wilson, 




12 


52 




George T. Wilson, 




9 


52 




Josephine A. Powell and child, 




13 


3 


Davis, 






4 




Olive Baker, 






2 


5 


Curtis Law (died), 






3 


2 


Morris Arnold, 






7 




Mary J. Davis, 






6 


4 


Minnie Brown, 






14 




George Kiggins, 






3 


2 


Mary A. Greer, 






4 


2 


Emma F. Greet", 






4 


2 


James E. Davis, 






20 




Woodbury Kilburn, 






11 


5 


Mrs. C. Morgan and three 


children, 




2 




Jeremiah Arlin, 








4 


George Arlin, 








4 


Martha Sargent, 




7 






Charles H. Stearns, 




2 


4 




Orilla Batchelder 








1 



667 

Number of paupers at Farm, Feb, 1, 1871 16 

Whole number the past year 33 

Average number the past year. ... 13 

Died during the year 1 

Meals furnished to transient paupers during the year 96 

Lodgings furnished transient paupers, dur- 
ing the year 69 

Number of criminals sentenced to House of Correction 7 



Respectfullj'- submitted, 

JOSEPH T. CLOUGH, ) Committee 

REUBEN K. ABBOTT, } on 

CHARLES H. FARNU3I, j City Farm. 



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EEPORT 



OF THE 



CEMETERY COMMITTEE 



To the Honorable City Council of the City of Concord • 

The Cemetery Committee beg leave to submit this, their 
Eleventh Annual Report. 

The receipts and expenditures during the year have been as 
follows : 

OLD CEMETERY. 



Received of the City Treasurer, for interest 

on permanent fuud $39 96 

Received of "VY. Odlin, proceeds of sales 9 00 

$48 9G 



Paid J. A. White, water bill 16 GO 

Paid C. W. Paige for labor of himself and 

Thomas Carley 32 96 

48 96 

And there is now due C. W. Paige for work performed by him- 
self and Thomas Carley, the further sum of $28 50. 

Your Committee have caused no more labor to be expended 
on the grounds than seemed necessary to keep them in decent 
order. The sale of lots has almost entirely ceased, and the in- 
terest upon the permanent fund of $600 is all the Committee 



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can rely upon to expend here. This sum will not be sufficient 
to prevent the grounds from lapsing again into the neglected 
appearance from which they have been so recently rescued. 

The remains of those who were honored in their day and gen- 
eration are resting here, and it is a reproach to their descend- 
ants that no better care should be taken of this ancient burial 
ground. We feel sure that a small appropriation annually, to be 
expended here, would meet the appi-oval of our citizens, and 
therefore recommend that such appropriation be made. 



BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY. 



RECEIPTS. 



1870. 

Aug. Received from sales of grass $25 00 

Nov. " " " " wood 6 00 

" " " City Treasurer, sundry 

payments 485 48 



EXPENDITURES. 

1870. 

May. Paid J. L. Tilton for labor $1 75 

" " Warde, Humphrey & Co., for 

shovel 1 15 

July. Paid Jas. Moore & Son for shovel and 

spade. 2 58 

" Paid C. C. Lund for survey and lay 

ing out of lots 60 00 

" Paid Joseph Eastman for labor 9 00 

Dec. " Mead, Mason «fe Co. for stakes 40 00 

" Thomas Carlev for labor 180 25 

" C. W. Paise for labor 22175 



il6 48 



il6 48 



The gross receipts from sales of lots in this cemetery are ap- 
plied, one-half to payment of interest and principal of the debt 



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incurred in purchase of the land, and one-half to improvements 
upon the grounds. There is now due upon the debt for purchase 
of the land, $2,991, and interest since Jan. 31, 1871. 

The amount received from sales of lots, during the last year 
has been $1,150 65. ' 

PETER DUDLEY, \ ^ 

J. G. LINCOLN, \ Cemetery 

CHAS. C. LUND, j Committee. 



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REPORT 



OF THE 



CHIEF ENGINEER OF FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



To the Honorable Ilayor and Board of Aldermen : 

In conformity with the provisions of the third section of " An 
ordinance relative to the Fire Department," the undersigned 
submits his first annual report, embracing the municipal year 
ending January 31, 1871 : 

FIRES AND ALARMS. 

Twenty-one fires and alarms have occurred, at eighteen of 
which, the Fire Department of the Precinct has been in at- 
tendance. No call has been made upon the fire companies of 
Fisherville and j^ast Concord, and once only upon that of 
West Concord. Three fires have occurred beyond the assist- 
ance of any portion of the Department. Subjoined are the 
details : 

February 11, 1870. House and barn at North Concord, near 
Varney's Mills, owned by James Dodge of Canterbury, and 
occupied by Thomas D. Carroll. Cause unknown. Buildings, 
total loss ; furniture, &c., partial loss. Insurance $750, cover- 
ing loss. These premises were situated near the Canterbury 
line, and were consequently beyond our aid. 

February 13. Boiler room and carpenter's shop of E. B. 
Hutchinson, in rear of Masonic Temple. Cause accidental. 
Buildings owned by George Clough and Mrs. R. N. Corning. 
Loss on building, $225 ; on Hutchinson's machinery and stock, 
$175 ; both covered by insurance. Total loss, $400. 

May 11. North store of Stickney's upper block, occupied 



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by Thomas F. Brown, Jr., and owned by the Stickney heirs. 
Canse accidental. Stock considerably damaged, and slight 
damage to store. Brown's loss, $1,025 ; Stickney heirs, $100 ; 
both covered by insurance. Total loss, $1,125. 

May Jo. Farm house and buildings on West Concord road, 
owned and occupied by Moses 11. Farnum. Buildings and 
farm stock, total loss ; with a partial loss of furniture, produce, 
&c. Cause unknown. Loss estimated at $6,000 ; insurance 
$3,000. The " Kearsargc" and " Eagle Hose " were dispatched 
to this fire, but the distance, nearly two miles, was too great to 
make their services of any considerable avail. Hand engine 
No. 3, from West Concord, was promptly on the spot, but the 
fire had obtained such headway in the large range of buildings, 
as to be utterly beyond their control. 

July 11. Alarm caused by burning of brush in the yard of 
tenement house on Centre street, between Main and State 
streets, owned by Cja-us Hill. No damage. 

July 15. Alarm from a slight fire in the old ' ' Thorndike 
Building " on Main street, near corner of Depot street, occu- 
pied by Harvey, Morgan & Co., for storage of lumber. Sup- 
posed to be set by children. Extinguished with slight loss. 

July 31. Northern Railroad Locomotive House. Roof of 
northerly section burned out, leaving walls standing. Three 
locomotives damaged, more or less. Cause accidental. Loss 
on building $2,535, on rolling stock $2,993 ; both covered by 
insurance. Total loss, $5,528. 

August 19. Steam mill of Farnum & Martin, near the " Mast 
Yard," contiguous to and burning the bridge on the Concord 
and Claremont Railroad, over the Contoocook river. Distance 
cut off" all assistance. Supposed accidental. Farnum & Mar- 
tin's loss on mill with partial loss on machinery, $3,500 ; 
Northern Railroad on bridge, $2,000 ; both covered by insur- 
ance. Total loss, $5,500 ; insurance same. 

August 30. Rear store of C. H. Martin & Co., on Main 
street, near Masonic Temple. Cause accidental. Extinguished 
■with slight loss of $65 ; insured. 

SejJteviber 3. House and barn on South street, near the 
" Camp Grounds," owned and occupied by Daniel Foley. Sup- 
4 



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posed to be set by children. Partial loss, estimated at $644 ; 
insured. 

September 6. Alarm from burning of coving of roof of 
the brick workshops at State Prison. Caused by sparks from 
chimney of stationary engine. Extinguished by prison officers 
without aid of the Department. Loss inconsiderable. 

September 9. House, barn and outbuildings, known as the 
" Elliot tavern," one-half mile west of the "Mast Yard," owned 
and occupied by Joel and James S. Connor with other tenants. 
Premises beyond reach of assistance. Supposed incendiary. 
Total loss of buildings and partial loss of furniture, &c. Loss, 
$500 ; insured. 

October 28. Fire in sleepers on the line of the Northern 
Railroad, above the stone sheds. About three hundred cords 
were burned, and the Department with Northern Railroad hands 
were employed several hours in extinguishing the burning mass. 
Loss, $868 ; insured. 

November 10. Another alarm from the same source, but the 
fire was subdued without the aid of the Department. Loss in- 
considerable. 

November 28. The old North Church, one of the " land- 
marks" of Concord, was burned to the ground. Cause un- 
known. The Department was promptly in service, but the 
building, which was of a very combustible character and of 
massive proportions, was beyond all aid. It was owned by 
Mrs. W. H. Hosmer of Fisheiwille, and occupied by six or eight 
poor families. Loss estimated at $2,500 ; insured $1,'500. 

November 30. The large three-story stone building recently 
erected in rear of Exchange Building, with the stable of Chas. 
H. Norton & Son, and the warehouse of Warde, Humphrey 
& Dodge ; the two first named buildings, owned by David 
A. AVarde, and the latter by the occupants. Cause acciden- 
tal. Stable and warehouse, total loss ; stone building, com- 
jDletely burned out, with walls standing. Slight damage to 
Eagle Hotel stables immediately contiguous on the north, Ex- 
change Block on the west. Northern Railroad car-house on the 
east, and buildings of the Concord Gas Light Co., on the south. 
Warde's loss, $5,000 on stone building, uninsured ; stable, 



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$2,000, insured for $1,800. Wardc, Humphrey & Dodge's loss 
on warehouse, $2,000, insured $1,800; on stock, $2,200, in- 
sured $1,400 ; Norton & Son, loss on stock, $300 ; insured. N. 
AVhite, Eagle Stable, $100 ; insured. Proprietors Exchange 
Building, $135 ; insured. Northern Railroad and Concord Gas 
Light Co., loss inconsiderable. Total loss, $11,725; insur- 
ance, $5,525. 

December 1. Another alarm from the " sleepers," which 
waked up the Department to a brisk service of a couple of 
hours from steamer " Kearsarge " and " Eagle Hose." Loss, 
included in estimate of October 28. 

December 3. Printing office of Edson C. Eastman & Co., in 
third story of Exchange Building. Building owned by John 
W. No3^es of Chester and occupied as before named. Cause 
not definitely ascertained. Extinguished without playing water. 
Loss $50 ; insured. 

December 6. The large wooden building north of the Con- 
cord Railroad Passenger Station, known as the " Depot Store," 
owned by William and Gust Walker, and occupied by J. F. 
Cotton & Co., flour, grain and lime dealers, and for storage by 
N. S. Batchelder & Co., L. D. Brown, Gust Walker, William 
Walker and George W. Wales. Cause probably accidental. 
Loss on building, $12,000 ; insured $1 1,400. Batchelder's stock, 
$4,500 ; fully insured. G. Walker, stock, $2,500 ; insured $1,500. 
J. F. Cotton & Co., stock, $6,500 ; insured $4,500. L. D. Brown's 
stock, $2,000 ; fully insured. G. W. Wales, $300, and W. 
Walker, $200, both stock, no insurance. The large wooden 
warehouse of Ilutchius & Co., on the north, was damaged about 
$275 ; the brick iron store of Gust Walker on the west, about 
$125 ; and the Concord passenger station on the south, about 
$300, all covered by insurance. Total loss, $28,700 ; insurance, 
$24,G00. 

December 25. Alarm from fire at St. John's (Catholic) 
Church, south end of Main street ; fire taking from over-heated 
furnace. Department promptly on the spot, but the fire was 
extinguished without its aid, and with slight loss. 

January 15, 1871. The old post-office building on School 
street, owned by Charles F. Low and occupied by Charles 



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Prentiss & Sons, provision market, and Edson C. Eastman & 
Co., paper storage, on lower floor ; and families in second and 
third stories. Cause probably incendiary. Partial loss. Loss 
on building, $750 ; insured. Prentiss & Sons on stock, $400 ; 
insured. Eastman & Co. on stock, $50 ; uninsured. Other 
losses inconsiderable. Total loss, $1,200 ; insured, $1,150. 

SUMMAPvY OF LOSSES AND INSURANCE. 

The sum total of these losses, which have been carefully col- 
lected, is $65,555, on which was paid insurance amounting to 
$51,205. The losses of the previous year were $74,900, and 
the insurance, $53,600. It has been well authenticated by facts 
and figures given to the public through the newspapers of this 
city, that the premiums paid by our citizens for insurance 
amount annually to $60,000 or $70,000 ; and the above show- 
ing leaves in each instance a fair and reasonable margin of 
profit for the underwriters. The great losses of the i)ast year 
were involved in the large fires at "Warde's new building and 
the Depot Store ; the latter Ijeing particularly severe on the 
insurance companies holding risks in and upon it. Had we 
escaped this fire, both the losses and insurance would have 
been reduced nearly one-half, and have left a very favorable 
exhibit. I cannot withhold the commendation due the Fire De- 
partment of the Precinct for their successful management of 
both these fires. At the outset thej^ were of a character almost 
appalling, but they were met b}' careful dispositions of appa- 
ratus and held in check by the most determined efibrts of the 
men, who earned for themselves upon each occasion, the highest 
and most deserved credit. 

PAY FOR SERVICE — CHARACTER OF MEN. 

The compensation for fire service for the entire Department 
of this city has been as follows : 

Pay-roll for six months to Aug. 1, 1870 $1,480 75 

" " Feb. 1, 1871 1,490 00 

Total $2,970 75 



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It would be an act of supererogation for mc to enter into ai\y 
encomiums upon the character of the Department. Its reputa- 
tion is patent to every citizen, and they should be its eulogists, 
as they are the true judges of its character, discipline and ef- 
ficiencj'. Few changes have occurred in its membership during 
my term of office, and this fact attests much to its merit. The 
name of fireman, which in cities and large towns has in times 
past been too often the synonym of " rough," is to-day ac- 
credited to a bod}' of as orderl}^ temperate and industrious 
young men and good citizens as our cit}- affords. 

DWELLING-HOUSES THEIR IMMUNITY FROM FIRE. 

The immunity from fire of the dwelling-houses in the Pre- 
cinct, when their number, compactness and combustible char- 
acter is considered, being mostl}^ wooden structures to which 
are attached ranges of hazardous outbuildings, also wooden and 
many very old, is quite remarkable. But a single partial loss 
is noted in the list of fires for the present year, and running 
back for four or five years past, an equally similar and fortunate 
exemption has existed. Our happy escape from sweeping con- 
flagrations is a subject of congratulation. A neighboring city, 
reposing by reason of long immunity and relying on the per- 
fection of apparatus, was recently aroused from its fancied se- 
curity to witness the destruction in a few hours of more than a 
quarter of million of dollars of property, situated in its very 
heart. The lesson of constant watchfulness and preparation 
should not be lost upon us ; nor should we forget that a single 
false step, an untoward accident, or an unfortunate condition of 
elements may precipitate the like upon us, 

HIGH-SCHOOL RESERVOIR, ETC. 

The value of this source of supply of water for fire purposes 
to the compact portion of the city has been incalculable, and 
each 3'ear adds to the appreciation of its advantages. It is one 
of the few "natural reservoirs" which are alwaj's reliable. 
Water has been taken from this source during the past and 
previous summers for the purpose of watering the streets and 



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at the extreme point of the drought, later iu the season, it has 
been carefully watched and not allowed to be drawn down be- 
yond a specified depth. During the early part of the winter, 
when the country generally was suffering from an extreme 
water scarcity, the season having shut in without the usual Fall 
rains, the water in this reservoir held its usual depth, and at 
the present time the supply is sufficient for any ordinary emer- 
gency, and will hold both steamers, stationed upon the line of 
pipe leading from it, fully two hours. Care has been taken in 
the matter of sewerage not to impair its capacity. 

A large reservoir of about four thousand cubic feet dimen- 
sions, built in jug form of brick and cement, and fed by a pipe 
of aqueduct water, was put in the past season at the intersec- 
tion of State and Washington streets. Appropriations also 
have been made for reservoirs of similar character, one at the 
corner of Franklin and Henry streets ; the other, on Main 
street near the corner, of Thorndike street. The positions of 
both are important and commanding, and they will afford great 
protection to valuable property, within a circuit of twelve or 
fifteen hundred feet. A new reservoir of large capacity has 
also been built in a well-selected locality on High street, in 
Fisherville. 



THE STATE EOUSE — ITS PKOTECTION. 

* 

The State authorities, at my suggestion, have erected upon 
the rear of each wing of the Capitol, iron ladders, to be used 
in the exigency of fire ; no ladders in use of the Department, 
being sufficient for the purpose required. Large numbers of 
visitors, and often loungers, frequent the dome of this edifice in 
the summer season, and the careless use of matches by smokers 
and others in and about the unfinished upper apartments and 
stairways, might precipitate a conflagration which it would other- 
wise be impossible to reach. The State holds no insurance on 
this building, and the city, which has invested nearly $160,000 
in remodeling and rebuilding it, has a direct interest in its care 
and protection. 



NEW BUILDINGS FOR STEAM DEPARTMENT. 

The erection of new buildings for the Steam Fire Department 
is a subject which for several years has agitated the Cit}'^ Coun- 
cils and the public mind generally, but from contrariety of 
opinion rcganling location, no definite action has ensued. The 
buildings now in use are not adequate to the wants or require- 
ments of the Department, and, ccnsequently, entail additional 
labor in the care of apparatus. They are insecure and unsafe, 
covering property to the value of nearly $20,000, and they de- 
tract from the esprit du corps of the Department, who take 
pride in the order and condition of everything pertaining to it. 
New buildings, as nearly fire-proof as they can be made with 
due regard to economy, seem to be required as an act of pru- 
dence, if not of actual necessit}^ Our people almost univer- 
sally favor their erection, and I trust that unity of action may 
ensure their completion during the coming season. 

NEW nOSE, ETC. 

In the Fall of 1870, 1 recommended the procurement of addi- 
tional new hose for the* Precinct Department, which was imme- 
diately responded to by the City Government, and twelve hun- 
dred feet, two-and-one-half inch leather hose purchased of 
Samuel Eastman & Co., of this city. This hose is provided 
with Allen's patent couplings, and though not j^et put in sei'- 
vice, I feel confident in commending it. We have now an en- 
tire change of hose, required for winter service ; and in this 
respect are amply provided for. During the year I have sold 
one thousand feet old two-inch hose, realizing therefrom seven 
hundred dollars, which has been paid into the City Treasury. 

After the new hose was put in, I caused an addition to be 
made in the insurance at the Engine House, increasing the 
amount to $8,000. I think it would be a very unfortunate 
state of circumstances, in the contingency of fire there, which 
would involve the loss of, or much damage to the steamers, 
although in the event of the burning of the building, other 
losses would undoubtedly be large. 



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LONG POND WATER. 

The proposed aqueduct from Long Pond is of great impor- 
tance with reference to the Fire Department. In all parts of 
the city proper, with the exception of the central portion near 
the State House, there is a great deficiency in the supply of 
water for the uses of the Department, even under ordinary cir- 
cumstances. And in time of drought like that which has ex- 
isted during the past year, the Department would be almost 
entirely helpless, on account of want of water, against any con- 
siderable fire. This state of things has been the cause of 
of great anxiety in the past, and it ought not to be allowed to 
continue. The consequences of it, even in a single important 
fire, would be too serious to allow any expense which is neces- 
sary to remedy the defect which now exists, to be considered 
as objectionable and a sufficient reason to defeat or delay the 
enterprise. The project referred to is the most feasible and 
would be effectual to provide a sufficient supply of water for the 
uses of the Fire Department as well as for other purposes. And 
in this connection it is proper to observe that the completion of 
such an aqueduct, with proper hydrants throughout the streets, 
would enable a great reduction to be made in the yearly ex- 
penses of the Department. 

GITY TEAMS — A NOTE OF PRECAUTION. 

I should be derelict in duty did I fail here to reiterate the 
opinion alwa3's entertained by the Engineers as to the impor- 
tance of keeping at all times one of the city teams at the 
Steamers' House, or in close proximity to it. The practice 
which has obtained for some years past of employing both 
teams at the same time in the highway service was made upon a 
compromise with a previous City Government, confining one of 
the teams to fixed limits of transit. The practice in itself is a 
wrong one, but its terms have not been scrupulously carried 
out. It should now be discarded entirel}-. The necessity of 
the precaution above suggested was made fully apparent at one 
of the large fires early in the winter, when at the alarm, both 
pairs of horses, were at the gravel bank, nearly a mile distant. 



57 -i 

Could the City Fathers have felt the responsibility whieh 
weighed upon the officers of this Department at that crisis, 
they would have been lead to exclaim with Richard in his ex- 
tremity, " My kingdom for a horse !" The duty of these teams 
is undivided, but their employment in both street and fire ser- 
vice should be regulated by stringent guards in favor of the 
latter, whose calls are not to be foreseen, and to which the re- 
sponse must be immediate. The losses by fire in the city an- 
nually reach a sum one-half in amount of that raised by taxa- 
tion, and the delay of a few minutes in reaching the scene of 
fire will often involve the loss of additional thousands. 

CONCLUSION. 

I have to thank gentlemen composing the City Government 
for their hearty co-operation in all measures tending to promote 
the interests of this Department. The Mayor and Fire Com- 
mittee have at all times been earnest and constant in their as- 
sistance, and members of each branch ready to respond to 
ever}' reasonable demand. I acknowledge my deep obligation 
to my Assistants for their valuable advice and aid ; to the fire- 
men in the various organizations for their cheerful, prompt and 
efficient services, and to all, for many acts of personal kindness 
and regard which I can never forget. 

JOHN" M. HILL, Chief Eivjineer. 

Concord, March 1, 1871. 



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EOLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR 1870. 



BOAED OF ENGINEEES. 



Name. 
JOHN M. HILL. 



CHIEF ENGINEER. 

Occupation. 
Editor and Publisher, 



Residence, 
Montgomery street. 



Names. 
ABEL B. HOLT, 
DAVID L. NEAL, 
JOHN D. TEEL, 
JOSEPH S. MERRILL, 
NATHAN H. HASKELL, 
JOHN WHITAKER. 
CYRUS R. ROBINSON, 
WYMAN W. HOLDEN, 



ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 

Occupation. 
Luniber Dealer, 
Clerk, 
Farmer, 

Carriage Trimmer, 
Painter, 

Lumber Dealer, 
Farmer, 
Manufacturer, 



Residence. 
Merrimack Street- 
Elm, cor. of Fayette St. 
Main Street. 
Green Street. 
Perley Street. 
Warren St.. Fish'rville. 
East Concord. 
West Concord. 



Schedule of property — Steam Fire Department. 

Engine liovise, 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 feet 1-inch rope, $5; 2 beds aud 
bedding, and 3 tables, $50; 1 coflfee boiler, &c., |5; 1 saw and saw- 
horse, $3; 1 hogshead tub, $1 50; 2 lire axes, $5; 1 coal sifter, $1; 2 
bushel baskets, $2 ; 1 set of steps, $2 ; dust pans, brooms and mops, 
$1 ; wood and coal, $40 ; 1210 feet new 2 1-2-inch leather hose, $1815 ; 
total, $4,038 50. 

The buildings occupied by the steamers and Eagle Hose are in fair 
repair. 



Miscellaneous property not in service. 

1 Hunneman hand engine, (old No. 6,) $350 ; 1 four-wheel hose car- 
riage, (old "Eagle Hose,") $25; 1 two-wheel hose carriage, $5; 800 
feet old two-inch hose and couplings, $400 ; 50 feet old two-inch hose 
and couplings, $8; 100 feet old linen hose, $1; 1 bell, $8; 1 signal 
lantern, $1 ; rod and rollers, $1 ; 1 table, $1 ; 2 hanging lamps and re- 
flectors, $1 ; 8 spittoons. $1 ; 6 jugs, $1 ; 1 lot belt straps and belts, $1 ; 
lantern, ropes, and bars of Fire Police, $19; total, $823. 



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



OFFICERS. 



Daxiel W. Long, Foreman. 
Augustus K. Manning, Asst. Forcmau. 



Beza H. Lincoln, Clerk. 
Augustus II. Wiggin, Engineer. 



MEMBERS. 



Xames. 
Daniel W. Long, 
Augustus R. Manning 
Augustus H. Wiggin, 
Stephen Blaney, 
John A. Lane, 
Beza H. Lincoln, 
Frank G. Mason, 
Eugene A.Rix, 
Sylvester G. Long, 
Kichard M. Patten, 
Andrew B. Carter, 
Walter A. Gilmore, 
George Teel, 



Occupation. 
Carriage Trimmer; 
Blacksmith, 
Printer, 

Carriage Painter, 
Blacksmith, 
Carriage Trimmer, 
Baggage Master, C.R R.; 
Carriage Trimmer, 
Machinist, 
Blacksmith, 
Provision Dealer, 
Slachinist, 
priver of Steamer, 



Hesidence. 
Spring Street. 
Marshall Street. 
Hanover Street. 
Spring, corner School St. 
Union Street. 
Spring Street. 
Pearl Street. 
School, corner Spring St. 
Centre, corner Spring St. 
Walnut Street. 
Spring Street. 
State Street. 
State, corner of Warren St. 



Schedule of property — Steamer '■'■Gov. Hill.'''' 



Steamer, $4,500 ; hose carriao^e, $200 ; 750 feet 2 1-2 incli new leather 
hose, $1,125; 13 new fire jackets, $162 50; 12 fire suits and caps, $60; 
2 blunderbusses and spread nozzle, $45 ; 2 horse blankets, $15 ; 3 buck- 
ets 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 wrenches, $3 ; 6 tin cans, $3 ; 3 towels, §1 ; 2 hammers 
and water-pots, $3; 1 trumpet, $5; total, $6,167 50. 

This steamer is a first-class macliine, playing four streams, and was 
Duilt by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1862. It is in good 
order and condition. 



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"KEARSARGE" STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY No. 2. 



OFFICERS. 



Danitl B. Newhall, Foreman. 
Geokge L. Lovejot, Asst. Foreman. 



Geoege a. Glover, Clerk. 
BENJAinN F. DuNKLEE, Engineer. 



MEMBEPtS. 



Names. 
Daniel B. Newhall, 
George L. Lovejoy, 
George A. Glover, 
William M. Leaver, 
Benjamin F. Dunklee, 
Warren II. Corning, 
John C. Shay, 
Arthur L. Currier, 
William W. Hill, 
James H. Sanders, 
Abraham F. Perkins, 
Dura P. Caldwell, 
George Frazier, 



Occupation. 
Provision ^ealer, 
Painter, 
Tinsmith, 
Painter, 
Machinist, 
Hair-Dresser, 
Painter, 

Brakeman, C.R.E., 
Merchant, 
Painter, 
Machinist, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Driver of Steamer, 



Residence. 
School Street. 
Elm Street. 
State Street. 
Wall Street. 
Merrimack Street. 
School Street. 
Main Street. 
Pleasant Street. 
Centre Street. 
Main Street. 
Green Street. 
Main Street. 
State Street. 



Schedule of property — Steamer '■'■Kearsarge.''^ 



Steamer, $4.200 ; hose can-iage, $200 ; 700 feet new two and one-half 
inch hose. $1,0-50; 13 new fire jackets, $162 50; 12 fire suits and caps, 
$72 ; 2 bhniderbu.sses, $25 ; 2 horse blankets, $18 ; 2 axes, 1 shovel, 1 
bar, $5; 3 buckets and 3 lanterns, $12; 4 wrenches and 2 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, $5,783. 

This steamer is a second-class machine, pla3'ing two streams, and 
was built by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1866. It is in 
most excellent order and condition. 



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"EAGLE HOSE" COMPANY, No. 1. 



OFFICERS. 

C'HARLBS M. Laxg, Foreman. Walter A. Webster, Clerk. 

Joseph C. Cochran, Asst. Foreman. 

MEMBERS. 



Karnes, 
Charles M. Lang, 
Joseph C. Cochran, 
Walter A. Webster, 
James Hill, 
Amos H. Morrison, 
Eben Eichardson, 
Charles H. Sanders, 
Joseph H. Lane, 
Joshua H. Crane, 
Harry Berais, 
John H. Morse, 
Charles F. Osgood, 



Occttpation. 
Painter, 
Clerk, 
Clerk, 
Blacksmith, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Wheehvriglit, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Gas-fitter, 
Machinist, 



Residence. 
Centre Street. 
Scliool Street. 
Warren Street. 
Beacon Street. 
Prince Street. 
Spring Street. 
Main Street. 
Sullivan Street. 
State Street. 

South Street. 
Warren Street. 

State Street. 



Schedule of property — '•'Eagle Bose." 



One foui---\vbeel hose carriage, $600; 1000 feet two and one-half inch 
hose, $1,500; 12 new fire jacliets, §150; 12 fire suits and caps, $72; 2 
blunderbusses and spread nozzle, $45 ; 1 bar and axe, $5 ; 16 spanners 
and belts, $8; 2 tin cans, $1 ; 1 rope and ring, $1 ; total, 2,382. 

The carriage in use is of the latest and most approved pattern, and 
was built by the Amosl^eag Manufacturing Company in the Fall of 
1868. It can be run. at option, by hand or horse power. 



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HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, No. 1. 



OFFICERS. 

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

Andrew H. Webster, Asst. Foreman. 

MEMBERS. 



Names. 
Daniel Clifford, 
Andrew H. Webster, 
Joseph B. Smart, 
Charles T. Wasson, 
Reuben B. Morgan, 
Joseph Lord, 
Alvah C. Ferrin, 
Keuben Lake, 
Benjamin Ouilette, 
Ztfichael Arnold, 
Zachariah Lord, 
James F. Ward, 
James T. Lord, 
David Rolfe, 
Henry A. Ward, 



Occupation. 
Carpenter, 
Carriage Maker, 
Mason, 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Painter, 
Mason, 
Teamster, 
Carpenter, 
Laborer, C.R.R., 
Painter, 
Carpenter, 
Painter, 
Painter, 
Carpenter, 



Residence. 
Green Street. 
State Street. 
Maple Street. 
Main Street. 
Beacon Street. 
Main Street. 
Centre Street. 
Fayette Street. 
Main Street. 
Blaiu Street. 
Downing Street. 
Spring Street. 
Main Street. 
State Street. 
Spring Street. 



Schedule of property — Hook and Ladder Company, Xo. 1. 



House, $50 ; carriag-e, f$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 bars, $8 ; 1 iron jack and can, $3 ; 2 pitchforks, 
$1 ; 2 new fire jackets, $25 ; total, $490. 

The location of the house of this company is on Warren street, im- 
mediately in rear of Central Block. The building stands nearly upon 
a line of the street, which is narrow, and hardly admits of safe and 
rapid egress. It is also rude, uncomfortable and insecure, and posi- 
tively discreditable to the city. 



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CONCORD RAILROAD HYDRANT & HOSE COMP'Y, No. 1 . 



OFFICERS. 

Edward Studley, Foreman. Philip Flanders, Clerk. 

Moses W. Dickerman, Asst. Foreman. 

MEMBERS. 



Xames. 
Edward Studlcy, 
Moses >V. Dickerman, 
riiilip Flanders, 
Charles L. Eastman, 
Iliram Richardson, 
Jonatliaa Evans, 
Abel F. Moore, 
Thomas A. Moore, 
George Cunningham, 
James T. Gordon, 
William Smith, 
Zadoc S. Packard, 
Nathan P>. Bickford, 
James Lahey, 
Dennis Sullivan, 
John Geanly, 
Philip Plummer, 
John Sexton, 
Vrilliam H. Collins, 
Sylvester Bennett, 
Wilson D. Garvin, 
Charles Mahagan, 
Patrick Cleary, 
Grafton Upton, 



Occujiation. 
Master Mechanic, 
Master Car Dcpai'tment, 
Pattern Makei-, 
Overseer Machine shop, 
Carpenter, 
Engineer, 
Koad Master, 
Carpenter, 
Forger, 
Engineer, 
Machinist, 
Carpenter, 
Gas-Fitter, 
Car Examiner, 
Forger, 
Car Examiner, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist, 
Engineer, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Laborer, 
Coppersmith, 
Carpenter, 



Residence. 
State Street. 
Fayette Street. 
Tahanto Street. 
Pleasant Street. 
Franklin Street. 
Short Street. 
Rumford Street. 
Railroad Square. 
Main Street. 
Railroad Square. 
West Street. 
Warren Street. 
Railroad Square. 
Cross Street. 
Centre Street. 
Cross Street. 
Wall Street. 
Main Street. 
Main Street. 
Thompson Street. 
South Street. 
Turnpike Street. 
Cross Street. 
Montgomery Street. 



Schedule of property — Concord liailroad Hydrant and Hose. 



Two two-v/hcel hose carriages, §325 ; 2 new fire jackets, $25 ; 6 fire 
suits, $24; total, $374. 

The carriages are housed at the Freight Station of the Concord 
IJailroad. 



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NORTHERN RAILROAD HYDRANT AND HOSE CO., No. 2. 



OFFICERS. 

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

George Harrington, Asst. Foreman. 



Names. 
James N. Lauder, 
George Harrington, 
Luther W. Nichols, 
John P. Mason, 
Charles F. Nichols, 
Frank Wolcott, 
Charles E. Kobbins, 
AsaFolsom, 
Loren AV. Glysson, 
Charles B. Petteugill, 
Hezekiah Messer, 
John Baker, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupation. 
Master Mechanic, 
Machinist, 
Clerk, 
Machinist, 
Clerk, 

Wood Worker, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Macliinist, 
Machinist, 



liesidence. 

Washington Street. 

Warren Street. 

Main Street. 

Chapel Street. 

Spring Street. 

Tliorndike Street. 

Centre Street. 

Pearl Street. 
. Cross Street. 

Penacook Street. 

Main Street. 
Thorndike Street. 



Schedule of property — Northern Bailroad Hydrant and Hose. 
Two new lire jackets, $25; 3 fire suits, §12; total, $37. 



«' PIONEER" ENGINE COMPANY, No. 1. 
Hand Ensine — Fishei'ville. 



OFFICERS. 
John G. Warren, Foreman. R rkrt Crowther, let Engineer^ 

Charles W. Hardt, Asst. Foreman. Isaac P. Durgin, 2d Engineer. 

Calvin Roberts, Clerk. 



Kames. 
John G. Warren, 
Charles W. Hardy, 
Robert Crowther, 
Isaac P. Durgin, 
Calvin Roberts, 
Isaac N. Vesper, 
Frank A. Emerson, 
Edward McArdle. 
Reuben Goodwin, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupation. 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 
Overseer in Mill, 
Machinist, 
Watchman, 
Machinist, 
Cloth Dresser, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Farmer, 



Residence. 
Church Street. 
High Street. 
Summer Street. 
Summer Street. 
Merrimack Street. 
High Street. 
Summer Street. 
Depot Street. 
High Street. 



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iVrtmes. 
Hazen Knowlton, 
John A. Colmrn, 
William II. Boll, 
Frank A. Abbott, 
Abial Rolle, 
Eli Hanson, 
Joshua S. Bean, 
M08CS II. Bean, 
Georjre P. Meserve, 
Grant P. Meserve, 
3Iosf3 II. Kifleltl, 
Elkannh P. Everett, 
Charles H. Garland, 
Etlg-ar Roberts, 
John C. Linehan, 
John Carter, 
James S. Crowther, 
Charles G. Morse, 
J. Wesley Bean, 
Samuel H. Runnels, 
Thomas C. French, 
Stephen C. Harvey, 
Charles C Bean, 
John B. Goldsmith, 
Joseph E. Sanders, 
Oliver J Drew, 
Henry Rolfe, 
James C. Bowen, 
Henry F. Brown, 
Jonathan Walsh, 
Enoch E. Rolfe, 
Samuel R. Mann, 
Horace Holcomb, 
Daniel Smith, 
Rufus Cass, 
Charles Stark, 
Benjamin C. Morrison, 
Alfred Elliot, 
William K. Stevens, 
Herman P. Austin, 
J. Edwin Harden, 



Occfipation. 
Carpenter, 
Harness Maker, 
Jeweler, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Insurance Agent, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Teamster, 
Coach Driver, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Teamster, 
Harness Maker, 
Machinist, 
Saw Mill Tender, 
Merchant, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Cabinet JIaker, 
Clergyman, 
Stone Cutter, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Teamster, 
Butcher, 
Carpenter, 
Machinist, 
Mechanic, 
Moulder, 
Clerk, 

Manufacturer, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Mechanic, 
Machinist, 
Butcher, 
Machinist, 
Carpenter, 
Teamster, 
Saw Mill Tender, 
Operative in Mill, 
Cabinet Maker, 
Machinist, 



Residence. 
Depot St. 
3Ierriniack St. 
Spring St. 
]\Icrrimack st. 
Depot St. 
Cross St. 
Central &t. 
Merrimack st. 
Summer Bt. 
Summer st. 
High St. 
Walnut St. 
Elm St. 
High St. 
Charles st. 
High St. 
High St 
Union st. 
Central s t. 
Main st. 
Main st. 
West Canal st. 
Summer st. 
Washington st. 
Main st. 
Merrimack st. 
Summer st. 
Central st. 
Elm St. 
Main sL 
Church St. 
Merrimack st. 
Church st- 
Siimmer st. 
Washington st, 
Main st. 
Summer st. 

!Merriraack st, 
High St. 
Summer st. . 



Schedule of Property — '•'•Pioneer'''' No. 1. 

House, §800; engine, $1000; 2 hose-cavriages, $200; 600 feet two- 
inch new leather hose, $1,050 ; 300 feet two-inch old leather hose, $160 ; 
1 set runners, .$5 ; 5 lanterns, $5 ; 1 axe, 1 bar, $3 ; 6 new fire jackets, 
$75; 5 fire suit.s, $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, $3,388. 

This machine is a " Button " tub, playing two powerful and eflfective 
streams. The building has been thoroughly repaired during the last 
year, and is now in the best order. 

There are five public reservoirs at Fishervile, viz : High st., Wasli- 
ingtou St., Summer st., corner Summer and Centre sts., and Brown's 
hill. Their valuation is $1,300. 



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" OLD FORT," ENGINE COMPANY, No. 2. 



Hand Engine— East Concord. 



OFFICERS. 



George W. Moody, Foreman. 
Edmond S. Cubtis, Assl. Foreman. 



John E. Fkte, Clerk. 



MEMBERS. 



Ifames. 
George W. Moody, 
Edmond S. Cui-tis, 
John E. Frye, 
George H. Curtis, 
William A. Bean, 
Washmgton Hill, 
JohnN. Hill, 
Alvah Atwood, 
John Hanrahan, 
Adoniram B. Seavey, 
Daniel H. Pettengill, 
David Pettengill, 
Kobert Bell, 
George B. Pecker, 
Kobert H. Potter, 
Elbridge Emery, 
Frank G. Osgood, 
Daniel B. Sanborn, 
Lauren Clough, 
Henry McDaniell, 
Edward R. Noyes, 
Josiah C. Chesley, 
Orrey Hodge, 
Job C. Jenney, 
Charles P. White, 



Occupation. 

Carpenter. 

Farmer. 

Farmer. 

Musical Instrument Makei'. 

Erickmaker. 

Farmer. 

Section Man. 

Carpenter. 

Farmer. 

Carpenter. 

Painter. 

Laborer. 

Stone Cutter. 

Farmer. 

Farmer. 

Carpenter. 

Blacksmith. 

Farmer. 

Station Agent. 

Mechanic. 

Teamster. 

Blacksmith. 

Miller. 

Mechanic. 

Stone Cutter. 



Schedule of Property— '■'■ Old Fort,'' JVo. 2. 
House, $600; engine, #400; hose-carriage, $100; 500 feet two-incli 
leatlier hose, $500; fire-hoolc and rope, $15; 1 set runners, $10; 6 set- 
tees, $24 ; 2 stoves and funnel, $6 ; 2 axes, 1 bar, $3 ; 2 lanterns and 



6 chairs and table, f 3 ; 4 buckets, $8 ; 2 
signal lantern, $3; stand, looking-glass 
trumpet, f5; total, $1,693. 
This is a Hunneman tub, is the smallest machine in the city, but 

well adapted to the requu-ements of its locality. The apparatus and 

building are serviceable and in good order. 



lamps, $4 ; 2 fire suits, $8 
Avhiffletrees and chains, $2 
and brush, $1 ; 1 shovel, $1 



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"CATARACT" ENGINE COMPANY, No. 3. 



Hand Engine— West Concord. 



OFFICERS. 
Abiel C. Abbott, roreman. 
Habvey H. Fakncm, Asst. Foreman. 



Moses F. Glouoh, Clerk. 



Names. 
Abiel C. Abbott, 
Harrey H. Farnum, 
Moses F. Clough, 
John F. Rowe, 
Isaac H. Fai-nnm, 
Stephen W. Kellom, 
Lyman Sawyer, 
John Harrington, 
Michael Jenkins, 
Timothy Green, 
Richard Jenkins, 
Caleb S. Colby, 
Frank B. Farnum, 
John H. Kimball, 
James Benson, 
Charles E. Kemp, 
Charles L. Rowe, 
Charles H. Bessee, 
Michael Huben, 
Stephen F. Abbott, 
Frank W. Thompson, 
Loren A. Emerson, 
Jonathan P. Emerson, 
George Partridge, 
Charles H. Buswell, 



JSIEMBERS. 

Occupation, 
Quarryman. 
Merchant. 
Station Agent. 
Quarryman. 
Carpenter. 
Farmer. 
Farmer. 

Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 
Section Hand, 
Farmer. 
Quarryman. 
Operative in Mill. 
Operative in Mill. 
Quarryman. 
Quarryman. 
Operative in Mill. 
Farmer. 
Carpenter. 
Teamster. 
Painter. 
Cooper. 
Quarryman. 



Schedule of Property — " Cataract.,'''' No. S, 
House, $600; engine, $500; hose-carriage, -SlOO; 600 feet two-incli 
leather liose, $1,050; 300 feet two-inch leather hose, $150; 1 set run- 
ners, $10 ; 3 axes and 1 crow-bar, $6 ; 2 lire suits, $8 ; 4 bucliets 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 chain and 
Whiffletree, $2 ; 2 torches, $1 ; total, $2,489. 

This machine is a Hunneman tub, and with its hose and other appa- 
ratus, is in good repair. Its house is in fair condition. 



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SUMMARY OF FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



IN PRECINCT. 

Chief Engineer 1 

Assistant Engineers 5 

Steamers" members 24 

Hose members 12 

Hooli and Ladder members - 15 

Hydrant and Hose members 36 



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WITHOUT PRECINCT. 

Assistant Engineers 3 

Members at Fisherville 50 

Members at East Concord 25 

Members at West Concord 25 

— 103 

Total 196 



PUBX^TC RESERVOIRS. 

Capacity— Cubic Feet. Value. 

1. Main street, near Abbot, Downing & Co.'s 1000 $300 

2. '• near Harvey, Morgan & Co.'s 1 000 300 

3. " corner of Pleasant street *1500 500 

4. " opposite James R. Hill's shop. 500.... 150 

5. " south front State House yard 200 100 

6. " middle front State House yard *1500 500 

7. " north front State House yard 400 150 

8. " corner of Centre street 600 250 

9. •' rear of City Hall 2000.... 400 

10. " opposite E. H. Rollins' 600.... 250 

11. " corner of Franldin street 300 150 

12. " opposite John H. George's 800 275 

13. " near Francis N. Fisk's 800.... 275 

14. State street, corner of Washington street 4000 .... 700 

15. " opposite Winter street 500 200 

16. " in High School yard 3000 800 

17. " corner of Pleasant street 1000.... 350 

18. " near C. G. Pressey's 1000.... 300 

19. " corner of Thorndike street 1000 300 

20. " corner of West street 800 275 

21. South street, corner of Cross street 800 .... 250 

22. '' near Edward A. Abbot's 1000.... 300 



♦Supplied from leserroir in High School yard. 



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Capacity — Cubic Ffet. Value. 

23. Thompson street, near IT. T. Cliickerin^'s 1100 $300 

24. Pleasant street, near Georg-e H. II. 8ilsby's 900 300 

25. Enniford street, near Josiah Minot's 1000 .... 300 

26. Orchard street, corner of Phie street 4000 600 

27. School street, near J. V. Barron's 3500 500 

28. Washinjiton street, near Rumford street 800. . . . 300 

29. Prince street, near D. E. Smith's 1000 300 

30. Centre street, corner of Union street 1000. . . . 300 

31. Gas-Holder, rear of Main street 44000 

32. 33, and 34, supplied from reservoir in High School yard; well 

in School street ; Avell at intei-section of School and Main 
streets ; well at intersection of Warren and Main streets. 



SUMMARY. 

Value of reservoirs, as above $9,975 

Iron pipe to State House reservoir and from Gas-Holder tank 3,500 

Total $13,475 



SCHEDULE OF CITY PROPERTY— FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Engine house, lot, and furniture $4038 50 

Miscellaneous i^roperty not in use 823 00 

Steamer '• Gov. Hill," and apparatus 6167 50 

Steamer " Kearsarge," and apparatus 5783 00 

" Eagle Hose," and apparatus 2382 00 

Hook and Ladder, and apparatus 490 00 

Hydrant and Hose, Concord Railroad 374 00 

Hydrant and Hose, Northern Railroad 37 00 

" Pioneer," No. 1, (Fisherville) 3388 00 

" Old Fort." No. 2, (East Concord) 1693 00 

" Cataract," No. 3, (West Concord) 2489 00 

Reservoirs at Fishei'ville 1300 00 

Reservoirs and pipes 13,475 00 

Total $42,440 00 



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REPORT 

OF THE 

OVERSEER OF THE POOR FOR WARDS 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Concord • 

The Overseer of the Poor for the above "Wards herewith re- 
spectfully submits to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen his third 
annual report. 

The appropriation for the support of paupers for 

the year ending January 31, 1871, was $3,000 00 

Received of the county of Merrimack for the sup- 
port of county paupers of 1869 1,903 79 

Cash refunded 5 42 

Cash refunded by Moses A. Elliott..... 10 00 

Received from town of Chichester 29 00 

Received from town of Benton 16 OO 

Received from town of Webster 197 60 

Wood on hand, Feb. 1, 1870 200 00 

$5,361 81 

The number of applications iu the above Wards for aid the 
past year, was 242 ; fifteen less than the year preceding. Fifty- 
seven families comprising 226 persons, besides 24 individuals 
without families, have received aid from the city. This does 
not include the large number of transient paupers furnished 
with meals, lodgings, and the means of reaching their homes and 
friends in " all the region round about." 

The persons and families aided, are as follows : 

Jeremiah Arlin and family ,..$26 10 

Mrs. Harriet Ash and family. West Concord 15 00 

Geo. A. Badger's family 13 00 



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Kate Bresnehan 37 25 

Mrs. P^mily Builingame 90 70 

Mrs. Mary Bianan, Fisherville 131 25 

Mary A. Berry, Fisherville 36 80 

Etta Benton 49 40 

John 11. Brown 17 75 

Leander C. Barnes 11 77 

Mrs. Daniel Blackstone 14 00 

Miss Kate Baker and mother 8 00 

Mrs. John Bergen 4 59 

Rebecca Carter, West Concord fJO 00 

Mrs, Abigail Clark 15 25 

Mrs. Michael Caffree 10 00 

Mrs. William Coughlin and famil}' 43 57 

Mrs. Nancy Chandler 52 00 

Thomas Coty 23 70 

Clifford family ; 106 00 

J. D. Cooper 4 25 

Mrs. Martin Casey 2 00 

Mrs. Eliza Danforth 12 00 

John Duignan 2 00 

Sylvester Davis and family, East Concord 94 10 

Ann Davis 16 00 

Thomas J. Downing 9 00 

Mrs. Peter Egan 2 00 

Mrs. Levi Fortia 37 85 

John Fitzpatrick 15 47 

William Fagan 4 00 

James Flynn and family 48 05 

Mrs. Peter C. Farnum, West Concord 50 50 

Mrs. Luke Garvey and family, Fisherville 96 00 

Thomas Gallagher 4 28 

Patrick Gannon 14 27 

Warren Glover 2 00 

Ellen Gerry 3 00 

Mrs. George Gawler 31 50 

James Hatton, Fisherville 13 50 

Ezra Hoit, Webster 30 34 

Martha Iverson 83 59 

John Jones, Fisherville 13 25 

William Jackson 4 00 

Albert Johnson 7 00 

Sewell Kayes 4 25 

Elliott W. Kilburn (broken leg). West Concord 197 60 

Josiah Knowles, West Concord 39 00 

Henry Larose, Fisherville 11 79 



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Curtis Law r 37 83 

Mrs. Topbile Lanare 26 24 

Mrs. George A. Lear 9 85 

Mrs. Betsey Leavitt 29 00 

William Marsh 8 00 

Joseph Mitchell 18 52 

Mrs. Charlotte Morgan 20 25 

Mrs. Margaret Murphy 67 46 

Mrs. Ellen Mahoney 29 00 

Mrs. Bartholomew Murphy 4 00 

Callahan McCarty ! 72 12 

Mrs. Daniel McDonald. 85 50 

Thomas Much 15 14 

Samuel Morrill, for support of Harper Morrill 110 50 

Mrs. Edward Morrison, wood 16 00 

Mrs. Mary Owens, Fisherville 131 25 

Mrs. Orlando Fhilbrick 48 00 

William Robinson 9 73 

Amasa Ramsdell, West Concord 14 00 

Mrs. Clarissa Randall 44 00 

Lovell J. Sherman 43 95 

Horace Smart" and family (broken leg), West Concord.... 154 89 

Mrs. William Sager, Fisherville 96 00 

James Sullivan. 8 00 

Mrs. Mary Storin 14 50 

Mrs. John Sullivan, West Concord 82 27 

Moses Sargent, East Concord. 41 00 

Antonio Supprise, Fisherville 9 65 

Edward Terrier, Fisherville 174 14 

Mrs. Frank Tandy 8 00 

Joseph C. Twombly 14 00 

Mrs. Mary E. Worden 4 00 

Jeddie Welcome 10 14 

Edward Warren, Fisherville 59 92 

Mrs. Charles Wai'de 13 65 

David Wolford 19 64 

Mrs. Priscilla C.Walker 4 00 

Aid furnished transient paupers 187 51 

Paid town of Northfield, for Nathan C. Wiser 20 68 

Paid for the support of Powell child 10 00 

Paid Cotton K. Simpson, support of Hartford child 30 00 

Town of Canterbury, for support of Harper Morrill, 

previous to 1859 300 00 

Messrs. Towle & Sanborn, 34 1-2 cords wood 180 00 

$8,901 05 



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Teu insane persons have been supported at the Asylum, in 
this city, the past year, at an expense as follows : 

George Bickford $232 38 

Timothy Chandler 18G 37 

William A. Fletcher 228 84 

William T. Putnam 59 85 

Joseph M. Whidden ". 213 23 

Caroline Gerry 151 03 

Ellen M. Summers 208 09 

Mrs. Michael Haynes 35 79 

Annie M. Gannon. 55 20 

*Sarah A. Dudley 374 14 

$1,744 92 

At the State Reform School, eight boys from this city have 
been maintained at an expense as follows : 

John Clark, 52 weeks $104 00 

Edward Saltmarsh, 52 weeks 104 00 

John T. Clary, 52 weeks... 104 00 

William Shehan, 52 weeks..... 104 00 

Frederick Drew, 45 weeks 90 56 

John O'Brien, 4 weeks 8 78 

Grin Battis, 30 weeks 61 12 

Asa Cilley, 11 weeks 23 16 

599 62 

Total expense, exclusive of those at City Farm $6,245 59 

Included in the above expenditures, is 1 1-2 cords wood fur- 
nished the lobby ; one cord for the use of the Fire Department, 
and seven cords furnished the City Hall, Library and Police 
Court Rooms, and 22 cords wood on hand. Also, aid amount- 
ing to $2,364 28 furnished county paupers, the claim for which 
has been audited and allowed by the County Commissioners. 

As in preceding years, those aided have received our personal 
attention, and in most cases the families of those applying fo.t 



* This charge had previously been paid by the county, but on a full investiga- 
tion by a Committee appointad lor the purpose, it was "decided that Concord was 
liable for her support, and this amount was refunded. 



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help have been visited, and such aid only bestowed as the na- 
ture of the case seemed to require. A large amount of sick- 
ness, requiring medical attendance, together with the scarcity 
of work the past winter, has contributed largely to increase the 
expenditures of this department of the city's service, and ren- 
dered aid necessary in cases where ordinarily it would not have 
been asked or required. 

Fifteen deaths, 9 males and 6 females, have occurred among 
those aided by the city the past year. Of this number, two, 
aged respectively 8 1 , and 84 years, for many years recipients of 
the city's bounty, have passed away. 

Your City Physician for the past two years, A. A. Moulton, 
M. D., has rendered efficient care for the sick, ever ready and 
prompt to answer all demands made upon him for his profes- 
sional services. He has thereby alleviated much suffering, and 
doubtless prolonged the lives of many, thus showing himself 
to be a kind, humane man, as well as a good and skillful phy- 
sician. 

Of the inmates of the Almshouse, their condition and man- 
agement, you are fully informed by your own personal inspec- 
tion. I will only add, what is already well known to all who 
have interested themselves in the condition of those who have 
been compelled by misfortune or otherwise, to find their home 
on the poor farm, that under the kind and humane supervision 
of its present Overseer and Matron, Mr. and Mrs. Partridge, 
they are all, old and young, well provided for, and as contented 
and happy as their mental and physical condition will allow. 
The children of suitable age are all allowed the privileges of 
the public schools of the district, for which ample accommoda- 
tions are furnished. 

In conclusion, allow me, gentlemen, to retui'n my acknowl^ 
edgments to you, for assistance rendered in the discharge of 
the duties assigned to me. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

C. F. STEWART, 
Overseer of the Poor for Wards 3, Jf, 5, 6, 7. 



75 



REPORT 



OF THE 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



The Public Library has successfully fulfilled its beneficent 
functions for another year. The people show an increasing ap- 
preciation of its benefits, and continue largely to appropriate 
them. The annual appropriation from the city treasury in favor 
of the library, with the avails of the Lyon legacy, and the 
amount of subscriptions, has constituted a fund, which, with 
the strictest economy in its management, has enabled the 
institution to answer, to a fair degree, the purposes of its estab- 
lishment. These means will be enlarged the coming year, by 
the interest of the legacy of one thousand dollars bequeathed 
by the late Hon. Franklin Pierce, wh© with it has left to this 
community a debt of gratitude which will constantly increase 
with the multiplying benefits which shall continue to flow from 
the noble gift. 

During the past year, 197 volumes have been added to the libra- 
ry by purchase, including many of standard value and excellence. 
Donations of books numbering 41 have been received, compris- 
ing 38 volumes of public documents contributed by Hon. James 
W. Patterson, of the U. S. Senate, and the following books 
presented by Samuel C Eastman, Esq., of this city : Shillaber's 
Poems, The Social Stage, and Buchanan Read's Poems. 

The whole number of volumes now in the library, is 5,360. 
The number of subscribers during the year, has been 614. 



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The financial condition of the libraiy will be seen in the ac 
companying statement of the Treasurer. 

JOHN A. HOLMES, 
BENJ. L. LARKIN, 
SIMEON ABBOTT, 
AMOS HADLEY, 
W. H. KIMBALL, 
HAZEN PICKERING, 
ISAAC N. ABBOTT. 



TEEASUREE'S EEPOET. 

Charles W. Sargent, Treasurer, in account ivith Concord City 
Library Fund. 

Dr. 

1870. 

Feb. 16. To balance of cash on hand $106 45 

Nov. 21. To cash on account of city ap- 
propriation 250 00 

Dec. 23. To cash on account of the Lyon 

Fund, (interest) 33 00 

Dec. 27. To cash on account of city ap- 
propriation 250 00 

1871. 

Jan. 1. To cash on account of the Lyon 

Fund, (interest) 32 85 

To cash on account of Library re- 
ceipts 172 18 

$844 48 

CONTRA. Cr. 

1870. 

Mch. 2. By paid S. A. Marsh's bill S30 00 

Apr. 13. " F. S. Crawford's salary.... 62 50 

Nov. 21. " A. G. Jones' bill 23 00 

Dec. 22. " E. C. Eastman's bill 197 95 

Dec. 23. " F.S.Crawford's bill (books) 38 53 

Dec. 23. " McFarland & Jenks' bill 28 75 

1871. 

Jan. 21. " F. S. Crawford's salary 187 50 

" Bill of books and binding.. .163 65 
By cash on hand 112 60 

844 48 



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REPORT 



CITY SOLICITOR 



To the City Council of the City of Concord : 

I have the pleasure of reporting that all of the suits men- 
tioned in my last report except Palmer v. Concord and the suits 
between Frank W. Thompson and the city, have been brought 
to a final and satisfactory conclusion. 

In the four suits of Sidney T. Bates, Joseph F. Merrill, Park- 
hurst D. Quimby, and Charles Puffer, severally against the city 
for extra military bounties, the plaintiffs have been nonsuited. 

In Epsom v. Concord, No. 509, the court held that the suit 
could not be maintained, and the plaintiff" became nonsuit. 

Canterbury v. Concord has been settled by a compromise, 
Concord paying about half of the alleged claim. 

The F. AV. Thompson suits have all been referred to Hon. 
Geo. "W. Nesmith, a hearing before him had upon them, and he 
is expected to report upon them at the adjourned term of the 
Supreme Judicial Court next month. 

Palmer v. Concord is still continued. 

On the Sessions Docket we have the petition of Concord and 
Pembroke for the discontinuance of a highway over Soucook 
river. The Commissioners have made a report discontinuing 
the highway, and disallowing the claim of Hugh T. "Warren for 
damages, for the reason that his land did not abut upon the 
road, and this question has been transferred to the full bench. 

There are several libels against sundry liquors, casks, &c., 
now pending upon the S. J. C. docket, upon which a question 
of law has been transferred to the full bench for settlement. 



The question is wliether the laws of this State, prior to the law 
of June, 1870, authorized the forfeiture of liquors kept for sale 
in violation of law. 

The claim of Concord v. Merrimack County for half of sun- 
dry fines in liquor cases is also pending, and the question wheth- 
er a city, being the complainant, was entitled to half of the fine, 
prior to the act of June, 1870, is also transferred to the full 
bench. 

L. T. FLINT, City Solicitor. 

Concord, February 24, 1871. 



79 



REPORT 



OF THE 



POLICE JUSTICE 



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

The Police Justice herewith submits the eighteenth annual 
report : 

The whole number of civil actions entered in the Police Court 
during the financial j^ear terminating with this date, is forty-two. 

The whole number of arraignments during said year, befose 
the Police Justice, of persons charged with the commission of 
criminal offences, is one hundred and eighty-two. 

An account of those prosecutions in which the City Marshal 
participated, sufficiently appears in his report of this date. 

The Police Justice charges himself as follows : 

Amount of costs received in said criminal 

prosecutions $550 35 

Amount of fines received 734 08 

Amount of costs received in civil actions.... 30 78 

$1,315 21 



And discharges himself as follows : 

Paid City Marshal and others, officers' and 

witnesses' fees $347 94 

Paid for blanks, stamps, &c., 19 75 

Paid City Treasurer ,, ,,,. 947 52 



1,315 21 



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The increased amount paid into the city treasury by the Po 
lice Justice (exceeding any previous payment made by him) is 
chiefly attributable to the recently enlarged jurisdiction of the 
court concerning the offences of assault and battery and larceny, 
of which there have been an unusual number of severe cases 
during the year. 

SYLVESTER DANA, Police Jicstice. 

Concord, January 31, 1871. 



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11 E P R T 

OF 'Villi 

COMMITTEE OX SEWERAGE 



To tlip Uiti/ Council of the City of Concord: 
The Committee on Sewerage submit the following report : 

Your Committee have caused to be constructed sewers from 
and to the following points : From Main up Pleasant to Elm 
st. ; from Pleasant down Elm to Wall st. ; from Pleasant up 
Green to School st. ; from Pleasant up State to School st. ; from 
Main up School st. to opposite Durgin's block ; from opposite 
Chapel up Main to AVashington st. ; from Main up Washington 
to a few rods west of State st., in which, including surface 
drainage and cesspools, 

The}' have expended the sum of $7,655 94 

And in laying about 330 feet on Downing st 351 30 

And in laying 397 feet at the north-end of Main st., 

opposite Col. J. PI. George and others 285 84 

$8,293 08 
Expended as follows : 

204,300 bricks at 8 50 per 10 $1,736 55 

367 casks of cement 1,146 87 

Cement pipe 810 75 

Trenching, brick-laying, and labor 3,766 35 

Castings 577 67 

Sand 39 00 

Repairs of tools 49 76 

Lumber and carpenter work 30 08 

Incidentals 36 05 

$8,293 08 
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Your Committee have made special efforts to obtain reliable 
information as to the durability of the cement pipe used for 
side connections, and have concluded that for all drains, where it 
is practicable, to use brick. 

Cost of brick sewer from Main up Pleasant to Elm 
St., 875 feet— 400 feet of which was 14 by 22, 
and 475 feet 12 by 14-inch 1,433 75 

Less cost of surface drainage and cesspools 13J 00 



Cost of sewer $1,300 75 

Cost per foot, about $1 49 

Cost of brick sewer, from Pleasant down Elm to 

Wall St., 295 feet, 12 by 14-inch 388 13 

Less cost of surface drainage and cesspools 37 00 



Cost of sewer S351 13 

Cost per foot $1 19 

Cost of brick sewer from Pleasant up Green to 

School St., 795 feet, 12 by 14-inch 872 93 

Less cost of surf^ice drainage and cesspools 90 25 



Cost of sewer $782 68 

Cost per foot $.98.5 

Cost of sewer from Pleasant up State to School st., 

700 feet, 12 by 14-inch 1,019 21 

Less cost of surface drainage and cesspools 277 21 



Cost of sewer $742 00 

Cost per foot $1 06 

Cost of sewer from Main up School st. to op- 
posite Durgin's block, 213 feet, 18-inch ce- 
ment pipe 497 52 

Less cost of surface and cesspools 118 32 



Cost of sewer $379 20 

Cost per foot $1 78 

Cost of brick sewer on IMaiu from opposite Chapel st., 

up Main to Washington st. 367 feet, 24 by 36-inch.. 942 11 
Less cost of surface and cesspools 100 65 



Cost of sewer $841 46 

Cost per foot, about $2 30 



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Cost of brick sewer from Main up Washington to a 
point a few feet west of State st., 770 feet 24 
36-ineli 2,284 54 

Less cost of surface and cesspools 4G3 54 



Cost of sewer Sl,821 00 

Cost per foot, about $2 37 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. JONES, 

L. P. DUKGIN, } Committee. 

J. D. TEEL, 



84 



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 following report of 
the doings of the Police Department of the City of Concord, 
for the year ending January 31, 1871. 

The whole number of arrests made during the 3^ear, were 367, 
as follows : 

Intoxication 73 

Larceny 23 

Assault 44 

Rude, indecent and disorderly conduct 44 

Conunon drunkard " 3 

Stubbornness 1 

Conunon seller of liquor 2 

Keeping- liquor for sale 11 

Selling liquor 12 

Keeping open saloon on Sunday 3 

Keeping open saloon after 1 1 o'clock 1 

Vagrancy 5 

Evading railroad fare 2 

Breaking and entering' 5 

Disturbing the peace 10 

Suspicious persons 23 

For being out late at night 59 

Eun away from school 14 

Arson 1 

Insane - 5 

Adultery 2 

Common prostitute 7 

Fornication 2 

Noise, brawl and tumult 11 

Open gross lewdness 1 

Gambling 2 

Manslaughter 1 

Total 367 



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Of the above cases 135 were arraigned before the Police 
Court, charged with the following ottences, to wit : 

Intoxication 23 

Larceny 18 

Assault 42 

Kmle, indecent and disorderly conduct 1 

Conunon drunkard ^ 

Stubbornness 1 

Sellin<j;- Liquor ^'^ 

Keeplno- liquor for sale 11 

Oonimon seller of liquor 2 

Keepinj? open saloon on Suiulay '■'> 

Keepin,i>' oi)en saloon after 1 1 o'clock 1 

Vagrancy 1 

Breaking and entering 3 

Arson 1 

Adultery 2 

Comnioji prostitute 4 

Fornication 2 

Xoise, brawl and tumult 1 

Open gross lewtiness 1 

Gambling 2 

Manslaughter 1 

135 

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

Sentenced to pay fines 78 

Sentenced to the House of Correction 5 

Sentenced to Jail 2 

Ordered to recognize to api)ear at the Supreme Judicial Court 3G 

Discharged 6 

Dismissed or nol pros'd 4 

Ordered to recognize to ket?p the peace 2 

Sentenced to the Reform School , 2 

135 

One hundred and ninet3^-four persons have been furnished 
with lodgings, during the year, at the station house. 
Respectftdly submitted. 

JOHN CONNELL, City Marshal. 

CoxcoRD, Jan. 31, 1871. 



86 



REPORT 



OF THE 



LIQUOR AGENT. 



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 liquors in the 
City of Concord, from April 12, 1870, to Feb. 1, 1871. 

Dr. 

Stock and fixtures received of J. C. Thorn, 

April 12, 1870 $503 63 

Liquors since purchased 2,024 65 

Received for barrels 13 00 

Profits on sales 352 03 

Amount of stock on hand in excess of am't 

received of J. C. Thorn 264 50 

$3,159 81 

CONTRA. 

Stock and Fixtures on hand Feb. 1, 1871.. $768 13 

Cash paid for liquors 2,024 65 

Cash paid for freight and express 15 25 

Salary of Agent, 9 months and 18 days 243 00 

Net gain to city 108 78 

$3,159 81 



CASH ACCOUXT. 



Cash paid for liquors $2,024 65 

Cash paid for freights 15 25 

Agent's salary 243 00 



},282 90 



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CONTRA. 

Cash received for liquors $2,112 18 

Cash received for barrels 1 o 00 

Cash paid Agent in excess of receipts 155 72 

$2,282 90 

Number of sales, 4,025. 

THOMAS F. BROWN, Jr., Agent. 

State of New Hampshire, Merri.aiack, ss., Feb. 13, 1871. 
Subscribed and sworn to before me. 

DANIEL F. SECOMB, Justice of the Peace. 



FISHERVILLE LIQUOR AGENCY. 

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 spirituous liquors at 
Fisherville, in the city of Concord, for the year ending Feb. 1, 
1871 : 

Liquors on hand, Feb. 1, 1870 $225 78 

Since purchased 400 00 

Freight and express 9 75 

Agent's salary ...75 00 

8700 53 

CONTRA. 

Sales to date $425,35 

Liquors on hand 250 00 

Cash on hand 25 18 

$700 53 
Whole number of sales 1100 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. C. TOPLIFF, Agent. 

State of New Hampshire, Merrimack ss. Feb. 10, 1871. 
Subscribed and sworn before me, 

W. H. BELL, Justice of the Peace.