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THE TWENTIETH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



l^eceiftvS cii|tl T^^xpenelitiitc^ 



CITY OF CONCOED 



von THE FISCAL YEAR ENPIXC 



FEBRUARY 1. 1873. 



Together NATiTH othep,^ ;^nnual f^EPOP^s and Papef^ 

F^LATING TO THE AFFAIF^ OF THE CiTY. 









CONCORD, N. H. : 

PRINTKD I'.Y TFIK ItKPrHI.ICAX I'RKSS ASS< )CI ATfOX. 



LTniversity of New Hampshire 
Library 



THE TWENTIETH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



f^edeipt^ h.i\d E(Xper\tliture^' 



CITY OF CONCORD 



FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING 



FEBRUARY 1, 1873, 



J^OGETHEI^^WITH OTHEI^^NNUAL JIePOI^S AND PaPEI^ 
I^LATING TO THE AFFAII^ OF THE CiTY. 




CONCORD, N. H.: 

PRINTED BY THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION. 
1873. 



v'f;5 



MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS. 



City Clerk's Office, > 

City of Concord, Feb. 1, 1873. | 

To persons having claims against the City: 

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

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

DujDlicate copies will be required of all bills payable by the city fur- 
nished on county pauper account. 

All bills against the city must be approved by the person authorizing 
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 pay- 
ment. 

When bills are certified to as above, and left with the City Clerk 
before 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. M., which will 
occur the present year, Feb. 20th, March 27th, April 24th, May 29th, 
June 26th, July 24th, Aug. 28th, Sept. 25th, Oct. 23d, Nov. 27th, Dec. 
25th; 1873, Jan. 29th, Feb. 26th. 

C. F. STEWART, City Clerk. 



CITY aO^^ERNMENT, 

CONCORD, N. H., 1872-73. 



MAYOR. 

Hon. JOHN KIMBALL. 

BOAKD OF ALDEKMEN. 

Ward 1. Jolm S. Brown. 

" 2. George H. Curtis. 

« 3. Alfred C. Abbott. 

« 4. Joseph B. Walker. - 

« 5. Stillman Humphrey. 

« 6. Enoch L. Chilcls. 

" 7. Andrew S. Smith. 

C. F. Stewart, City Cleric. 

COMMON COUNCILMEN. 

Joel C. Danforth, President. 

Ward 1. Daniel G. Holmes, John C. Linehan. 

" 2. William A. Bean, Solomon C. Sanders. 

« 3. Charles H. Farnum, Daniel C. Tenney. 

« 4. Daniel E. Howard, Charles H. Critchett. 

" 5*. Joel C. Danforth, Cyrus N. Corning. 

« 6. John L. T. Brown, Moses B. Smith. 

« 7. George W. Chesley, James B. Fellows. 

Lewis L, Mow^er, Clerh. 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. 

On Finance — The Mayor, Alderman Walker; Councilmen 
Holmes and Smith. 

On Accounts and Clawis — Alderman Humphrey ; Council- 
men Howard and Chesley. 

On Lands aoid Buildings — Alderman Smith ; Councilmen 
Critchett and Bean. 

Public Instruction — Alderman Curtis ; Councilmen Holmes 
and Sanders. 

On Streets and Commons — Alderman Walker; Councilmen 
Corning and Linehan. 

On Roads and Bridges — Alderman Childs ; Councilmen 
Chesley and Farnum, 

On Fire Department — Alderman Humphrey; Councilmen 
Fellows and Corning. 

On Lighting Streets — Alderman Childs ; Councilmen Brown 
and Critchett. 

On Oity Farm — Alderman Abbott; Councilmen Linehan 
and Farnum. 

On Cemeteries — Alderman Brown ; Councilmen Tenney and 
Brown. 



STANDING COMMITTEES IN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. 

On Flections and Returns — Alderman Smith. 
On Fngrossed Ordinances — Alderman Abbott. 
On Bills in Second Reading — Alderman Brown. 
On Police and Licenses — Alderman Curtis. 
On Sewers and Brains — The Mayor, Aldermen Childs and 
Humphrey. 



STANDING COMMITTEES IN COMMON COUNCIL. 

Electi07is — Messrs. Howard, Chesley, and Bean". 
Bills in Second Reading- — Messrs. Farnum, Holmes, and 
Sanders. 
Fngrossed Ordinances — Messrs. Smith, Fellows, and Howard. 



CITY OFFICERS. 

City Clerk— C. F. Stewart. Office in City Hall Building, 
south entrance ; house, 267 Main street. 

City Treasurer — Samuel C. Eastman. Office^ Rumford Block, 
Main street, uj) stairs. 



City Solicitor — Charles P. Sanborn. 

Collector of Taxes — William H. Allison. Office, Rumford 
Block. 

City Marshal — John Conncll. 

Assistant Marshal — John Chadwick, Fisherville. 

Night Watch — James E. Rand, Charles H. Jones. 

City Physician — Granville P. Conn. 

Assistant City Physician — C. C. ToplifF, Fisherville. 

Overseer of the Poor for Wards 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 — C. F. 
Stewart. 

Health Officers — John Connell, Dr. G. P. Conn, and Alderman 
Enoch L. Childs: 

Police Justice — Sylvester Dana. 

Special Police Justice — Arthur Fletcher. 

Superintending School Committee for Wards 1^ 2, 3, a7id 7 — 
Isaac N.Abbott, Rev. Hiram B. Putnam, and Rev. A. Burnham. 

Trustees of the Public Library — Ward 1, Albert W. Fiske ; 
Ward 2, Joseph T. Clough; Ward 3, Simeon Abbott ; Ward 4, 
Joseph D. Bartley; Ward 5, William H. Kimball; Ward 6, 
James PI. Fames ; Ward 7, Isaac N. Abbott. 

Old and Blossom Hill Cemetery Committee — John G. Lincoln, 
C. C. Lund, and Enoch Gerrish. 

East Concord Cemetery Committee — George W. Lake, John 
B. Curtis, and Timothy W. Emery. 

Fisherville Cemetery Committee — Henry H. Brown, John A. 
Coburn, and William H. Allen. 

West Concord Cemetery Committee — George E. Holden, 
Timothy Carter, and Chandler Eastman. 

Undertakers — For Old and Blossom Hill Cemeteries, Charles 
Crow ; Ward 1, Fisherville, John A. Coburn ; Ward 2, George 
W. Moody ; Ward 3, Gardner K. Knowles ; Millville, William 
H. Currier ; Horse Hill Cemetery, George Abbott. 

Superintendent of Repairs of Highways and Bridges — John 
Kimball. 

Lamplighter — Richard P. Sanborn. 

Police Officers — John Connell, Charles H. Jones, James E. 
Rand, Charles W. Davis, Harrison Partridge, James M. Jones, 
and John Chadwick. 



EEPORT 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

FEBRUARY 1. 18T3. 



The Joint Standing Committee on Finance herewith respect- 
fully submit their Annual Report of the receipts and expendi- 
tures of the Financial Department of the City Government for 
the year ending the thirty-first day of January, 1873 : 

The City Treasurer respectfully submits the following report 
of receipts and expenditures for the year ending January 31, 
1873: 

RECEIPTS. 

Cash on hand February 1, 1872, $16,293.91 

Taxes of 1866 and 1867, 2.73 

1868, ' 58.74 

1869, 1,020.18 
" 1870, 600.00 
« 1871, 25,500.00 
" 1872, 116,000.00 

Interest on taxes of 1868, 12.85 

1869, 46.84 

« " 1870, 300.00 

" 1871, ^ 1,200.00 

County of Merrimack Paupers, ' 1,696.56 

County of Merrimack incidentals, 41.64 

State of New Hampshire, Savings Bank tax, 11,705.87 

« " Railroad tax, 23,181.07 

" " Literary fund, 917.00 

" " Insurance tax, 1.87 

Interest, 4,018.05 

C. F. Stewart, paupers, 159.52 

A. Gr. Jones, supermtendent highways and bridges, 173.16 



A. G. Jones, roads and bridges, 60.25 

Northern R. R., roiids and bridges, 127.00 

Rents, 123.75 

Licenses, 387.50 

T. F. Brown, liquor agency, 247.23 

State of New llampsViire, balance of war loan, 72.22 

C. F. Stewart, highway district No. 19, 4.20 

J. P. Mason, notes, 400.00 

J. Woods, notes, 245.00 

R. P. Sanborn, incidentals, 11.22 

J. Kimball, sewers and drains, 264.90 

J. Kimball, fire department, 24.00 

J. M. Hill, fire department, 6.00 

Blossom Hill Cemetery, one half sales, 738.65 

S. Dana, police justice, ' 1,458.05 

Stone quarries, 473.44 

Sewerage, ordinance 1854, 700.00 

Sewerage, assessed 1871, 1,300.00 

$209,563.40 

EXPENDITURES. 

The expenditures have been as follows : 
Paid- 
Printing and stationery, 1671.27 
Precinct tax, 2,514.88 
County tax, 14,91728 
Special appropriation, East Concord bridge, 4,705.44 
Special appropriation. Sugar River R. R., 25,000.00 
Reservoirs, 13.80 
School-house tax, 9,788.86 
Public library, 500.00 
State tax, 12,783.00 
Professional services, 70.00 
Notes paid, • 1,100.00 
Sewers and drains, 1,624.36 
Committee services, 1,136.15 
Precinct interest, 3,394-.12 
Police and watch, 3,608.52 
Non-resident bank tax, 156.64 
Bonds paid, 12,300.00 
Schools, 24,140.24 
Dog tax, 137.20 
Parsonage fund, . 302.73 
Fire department, 8,957.22 



Salaries, 


3,793.00 


City paupers, 


2,510.90 


Highway districts, 


2,848.42 


Superintendent of highways and bridges. 


11,100.41 


Incidentals, 


5,596.89 


Interest, 


21,638.17 


County paupers. 


1,644.53 


Roads and bridges, 


15,245.86 




1192,199.89 


Balance, cash on hand, 


17,363.51 



1209,563.40 
SAMUEL C. EASTMAN, Treasurer. 

CoiTCOiiD, February 1, 1872. 
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. 

JOHN KIMBALL, ^ c^^^.^^^ 

JOSEPH B. WALKER, I ^^^^*^^^ 

DANIEL G. HOLMES, f ^.^"^ 

MOSES B. SMITH, J -^*^^«^^^- 

N. B. This report does not include the expense of the City 
Water Works, that being entirely distinct and separate from 
the ordinary city expense account. 



EXPENDITUEES 

OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, FOR THE YEAR END- 
ING FEBRUARY 1, 1873. 



STATE TAX. 

Paid State Treasurer, 112,783.00 



COUNTY TAX. 

Paid County Treasurer, , $14,917.28 



PAUPER ACCOUNT. 


Balance unexpended of 1871, 


728.14 


Appropriation for 1872, 

Received of County of Merrimack for 


3,000.00 


support of county paupers of 1871, 
Received of the town of New Boston, 


1,969.56 
114.52 


Received for wood sold. 


21.00 


Received on sundry pauper accounts, 


24.00 


EXPENDITURES. 




To the N. H. Asylum for Insane, 
To the State Reform School, 


$1,018.73 
312.28 


Town of Canterbury, 
John Connell, 


2.56 
16.67 


John B. Clough, 


6.25 


Samuel Morrill, 


139.25 


T. F. Brown, 


2.00 


Dr. A. H. Crosby, 


9.00 


Dr. Timothy Haynes, 
Town of Bow, 


27.75 
32.00 


Boston C.&M. R. R., 


2.32 


John Whitaker & Co., 


4.25 


Dr. A. A. Moulton, 


74.75 


J. L. Gerrish, 


28.16 


George F. Whittredge, 


45.80 



$5,857.22 



10 



Town of Barnstead, 
Davis & Grant, 

F. A. Fisk, 
Danfortli & Ingalls, 
Eastman, Currier & Co., 
O. L. Sheparcl, 
Thomas F, Brown, Jr., 
Drs. Gage & Conn, 
Calvin Tliorn & Son, 
City Farm, 

Asa H. Morrill, 
John Harrington, 

G. S. Locke, 
G. K. Knowles, 
Mrs. Ziba Caldwell, 
William S. O'Connor, 
Georo-e S. Locke & Co., 
Merrill & Co., 

J. Frank Hoit & Co., 
Charles Crow, 
George B. Whittredge, 
A. G. Saltmarsh, 
O. V. & W. H. Pitman, 
Thomas C. Campbell, 
Lyman K. Cheney, 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 



Paid as follows : 



John Conn ell, and to transient paupers, 

William Marsh, rents, 

John Ahern, 

Mrs. John Carter, board and nursing, 

T. F. Brown, Jr., 

Dr. Timothy Haynes, medical attendance, 

McNeil & Carter, groceries and provisions, 

J. S. Dutton, 

D. Warren Fox, 

John Whitaker, 

City Farm, 

Chadwick & Co., 

John A. Coburn, 

John (/hadwick, | 

J. Fellows, 

Josiah Hardy, groceries, 

George AY. Drake, care of Sally W. Davis, 



6.00 

1.00 

1.22 

15*.60 

129.63 

25.24 

18.00 

19.00 

3.25 

28.50 

9.25 

160.40 

2.00 

52.00 

1.00 

2.00 

2.00 

7.22 

60.00 

24.00 

99.32 

100.00 

3 00 

8.00. 

11.50 



120.48 
56.00 

5.00 
260.00 

2.00 

34.95 

167.51 

3.50 

2.25 
51.35 

8.50 

1.75 
14.00 
17.00 

7.03 
12.75 
25.50 



$2,510.90 



11 

Hiram Stevens, 14.00 

Catherine Ilagerty, rent, 18.00 

Charles Crow, undertaker, IIG 00 

F. A. Fisk, groceries, 29.80 
Saraji E. Hamilton, rent, 48.00 
Dr. A. H. Robinson, 15.25 

D. A. Maciirdy, groceries, 20.02 
John C. Linehan, groceries and provisions, 156.00 
George S. Locke & Co., wood, 24.00 
Eliza J. Knowlton, 9.25 
Sophia Burgess, nursing, 27.00 
William Hart& Co., 1.00 
C. F. Stewart, cash paid out, 20.61 
L. H. Chase, transient paupers, 16.50 
Merrill tfc Co=, groceries, 9.00 
J. S. Dutton, 4.5a 
Sturtevant & Whittredge, 3.00 
Charles P. Virc^in, rents, 28.00 
William Powetl, 6.50 

E. D. Clough & Co., groceries, 9.00 
Mrs. James Dorherty, 8.00 
Henry W. Ranlet, care of Moses Fyler, 16.00 
Eastman, Currier & Co., groceries and 

provisions, 

Drs. Gage & Conn, professional service, 170.00 

Henry Farnum, wood, 6.00 

J. F. Hoit & Co., groceries, 12.91 

Concord R. R., fares, 4.70 

Ferren & Bradley, 5.00 

O. V. & W. H. Pitman, 2.00 

Franklin Evans, groceries, 81.50 

G. K. Knowles. 2.00 
Ferrin & Badger, 6.00 
E. D. Clough, groceries, • 10.00 
Lyman Merrill, groceries, 11.13 



44.29 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriation, $6,000.00 

Cr. by manure sold fron city stable, 24.00 

Additional appropriation, 3,000.00 



Paid—. 

Rollins & Co., 18.25 

John H. Morse, 5.65 

Stephen Clark, 11.98 

H. W. Ranlet & Co., coal, 135.27 



11,644.53 



$9,024.00 



12 

J. J. Wyman, 80.25 
A. G. Jones, use of team 150 clays, 
$150.00 ; one set double harnesses, 

$75.00 ; one span of horses, $600.00, 825.00 

George Teel, teamster, 216.17 

Harvey, Morgan & Co., 47.00 

George K Smart, 24. OS 

Charles H. Norton, hay and straw, 127.94 

David Hammond, 1 1. 00- 
Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., repairs on 

steamers, signal lamp, &c., 760.4S 
J. E. McShane, 126.15 
Jacob C. Duncklee, ground rent, 80.00 
J. P. Leavitt, hay and straw, 187.08 
Albert F. Allen, spray nozzle, 16.00 
T. B. Tamblvn, 4.5(> 
Vogler & Clough, 2.50 
Concord Gas Light Co., for gas, 163.61 
Shaw & Drew. 20 firemen's service suits, 260.00 
F. H. Odiorne'& Co., coal, 25.00 
Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, fire extin- 
guishers, 101.91 
William F. Hodsdon, teamster, 78.82 
Moses Critchett & Son, hay, 25.65 
E. D. Clough, 7.25 
William H. Allison, pay rolls fire depai^m't, 4,707.69 
James H. Rowell, 16.75 
Thomas Murphv, 13.00 
L.A. Wrioht, " 20.97 
Henry A. Warde, 43.54 
E. T. Richardson, 20.40 
Wyman F. Holden, 22.31 
Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 250.00' 
James Boyd & Son, fire hats and badges, 184.60 
D. Arthur Brown & Co., 22.87 
Daniel W. Long, firemen's supper, 106.63 
Abbot, Downing & Co., repairs on ho&e 

carriage, 28.50 

James R. Hill & Co., blankets, &c., 27.50 

Odlin's brass band, 38.00 

Hugh McDonough, painting and lettering, 55.00 

Samuel S. BuswelJ, 18.25 

John H. Morse, 10.34 

Rollins & Co., 2.40 

Cone & Everett, 6.78 

$8,877.02 

Unexpended, 146.98 



13 



INCIDENTALS AND LAND DAMAGES. 



Unexpended balance of 1871, $1,937.53 

Appropriation of 1872, 6,000.00 



Paid as follows : 

Asepli B. Hemphill, damages, $300.00 

John H. Moree, 40,30 
County of Merrimack, repairing lightning 

rods, City Hall, 27.30 

C. F. Stewart, sundry bills paid, 108.80 
Dr. Timothy Haynes, medical attendance, 449.25 

Hutchinson & Howarth, 5.75 

J. Carpenter, setting glass, 33.00 

George N. Smart, 7.95 

Sewall Hoit, land damage, 105.66 

Underhill & Kittredge, vaccine virus, 24.80 

James E. Rand, ringing bell, 78.00 

Rev. F. D. Ayer, for map, 3.00 

Drs. Gage & Conn, professional services, 36.93 

George H. Mansfield, 1.25 

Hon.^S.Dana, 1.50 

A. H. Wiggin, 4*50 

J. H. Gallmcrer, 6.00 

Dr. C. C.'ToplifF, 2.00 

F. W. Thompson, 1.50 

Shaw & Drew, rent mayor's office, 31.25 

R. P. Sanborn, messenger, 141.42 

S. & S. C. Eastman, insurance, 59.50 

Angelos Hall, 5.00 

Shaw & Perkins, insurance, 37.00 

J. P. Sanders, ward house, use of, 10.00 

Mrs. S. A. Holt, land damages, 15.00 

E. C. Eastman estate, 3.14 

Levi Call, repairing water pipes, 24.50 

Dr. Moses W. Russell, 10.50 

Samuel Farnum, land damages, 11.25 

Moses H. Farnum, « 81.25 

Isaac H. Farnum, " 8.75 

Concord Gas Light Co., gas, 76.68 

Samuel Angier, land damages, 500.00 

A. & G. A. Foster, horse hire, 66.00 

Asa M. Bond, small pox expenses, 173.49 
Griffin & Welcome, repairing sprinkler, &c., 57.25 



$7,397.68 



u 

Angelos Hall, ' 9.0O 

D. B. Yarney, 4.25 
Torrent Aqueduct Assa., for water, 87.00 

E. G. Carter, land damage, 18.50 
Mrs. Charles H. Sanborn, land damages^ 1,475.00 
Josiah Minot and others, 51.50 
George S. Locke & Co., wood and coal, 69.76 
Paul Jarvis, land damage, 40.00 
George F. Whittredge, rent of hall, 27.00! 
Charles H. Koberts, examining military 

records, &c., 45.00 

James Rounsefell, signs, 17.00 

E. A. Moulton, 1.50 

B. F. Wells, 1.80 
R. P. Staniels, insurance^ 128.00 
Hiram Stanyan, wood, 8.00 
J. P. & S. A. Wilson, damage to colt, 25 00 
Drs. Gage & Conn, professional services, 51.50 
Dr. John J; Dearborn, services at pest house, 212.52 
Loring Grover, services at pest house, 42.00 
Harris & Co., rubber boots, 16.00 

C. C. Webster, 4.45 
Henry Nason, furniture for pest house, 20.00 
Noyes & Patterson, referees, 20.00 
John A. Holmes, land damage, 61.47 

A. G. Jones, i^se of team, 125.00 
Peter Sanborn, aid to assessors, 25.00 

F. D. Woodbury & Co., printing, 12.00 
John Connell, provisions furnished pest house, 16.60 

B. W. Sanborn, books for indigent children, 21.55 
F. A. Thompson, 2.00 
Samuel Eastman & Co^ hose, 20.25 
Webster, Morrill & Danforth, insurance, 114.97 
J. P. Sanders, 8.00 
E. B. Hutchinson, 8.25 
R. P. Staniels, insurance, 87.50 
Merrimack Co. Agricultural Society, rent 

of pest house, 33.75 

Cone & Everett, medicine, 9.02 

J. F. Hoit & Co., provisions for pest house, 16.73 

Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, 1.14 

Samuel C. Eastman, 11.42 

Charles C. Lund, engineering, 105.00 

D. L. Gurnsey, books for indigent children, 37.S0 
Ordway & Ferrin, 5.19 

$5,596.89 

Unexpended, $'2,340.69 



15 



RESERVOmS. 



Paid M. H. Bean, $1.75 

Paid Hutchinson & Ilowarth, 12.05 



$13.80 



SEWERS AND DRAINS. 

Appropriation for 1872, $1,000.00 

Sewerage tax of 1871, collected, 2,000.00 



Paid as follows : 


«pu,vvv.vv 


Hutcliinson & Howarth, $27.28 




Charles C. Lund, 29.00 




Ford & Kimball, 305.75 




Hutchins & Co., -5.75 




Hutchinson & Howarth, 80.08 




B. W. Sanborn & Co., 724.50 




L. R. Fellows, as per pay roll No. 2, 206.50 




C. C. Harriman, plank, 25.80 




Cochran & Fitch, 2.80 




Concord Gas L. Co., 2.00 







$1,359.46 


Balance unexpended. 


$l,<i40.54 


COMMITTEE SERVICE. 




Balance unexpended of 1871, $19.06 




Appropriation for 1872, 1,100.00 


.^1 1 1 Q Ofi 



Paid as follows : 

John Whitaker, $85.00 

Joseph T. Clough, 75.00 

Stillman Humphrey, 90.00 

Andrew S. Smith, 65.00 

C. P. Blanchard, ' 55.00 
Alfred C. Abbott, 55.00 
James H. Chase, 30.00 
F. A. Abbott, 46.40 

D. G. Hohnes, 30.00 
J. S. Locke, 34.00 
J. D. Knight, 35.00 



16 

F. J. Emerson, 80.00 
J. F. Kendall, 40.00 
J. E. Hutchins, 43.50 

G. A. Chesley, 30.00 
Luther P. Durgin, 100.00 
Enoch L. Childs, 110.25 
D. Sanborn, 20.00 
J. C. Danforth, 30.00 
P.F.Stevens, 30.00 
A. C. Holt, 27.00 
A. G. Jones, 75.00 



$1,136.15 



Overdrawn, $17.09 

ROADS AND BRIDGES. 



Balance unexpended of 1871, $953.92 
Appropriation, 10,000.00 

Additional appropriation, 6,000.00 

Paid as follows : 

C. E. Thompson, $8.00 

B. G. Carter, 56.97 
Mead, Mason & Co., labor, &c., on bridges, 48.75 
R. Silver, labor in Union Dist., pay roll No. 1, 115.12 

Albert Stevens, labor in Dist. N. 1, 15.50 
Lyman R. Fellows, see pay rolls Nos. 74, 

78, 82, and 99, _ 1,936.13 
Town of Pembroke, repairing Davis 

bridge, 13.00 
M. H. Bean, labor on highways, Fisherville, 664.49 

Jeremiah Brown, labor in Union Dist., 108.50 

S. S. Buswell, labor in Dist. 17, 13.39 

Alanson Evans, 6.30 

John Abbott & Co., lumber, 137.95 

George H. Marston, 37.85 

Rufus Virgin, 56.50 

William Hayward, labor in Dist. 2, 7.33 

Benjamin A. Hall, labor in Union Dist., 86.05 

Mrs. Mary Pecker, watering trough, 3.00 

J. P. Hatch, edge stone, 7.80 

R. P. Sanborn, lighting bridge, 52.00 

John Hanrahan, " 15.00 

William Giles, « 57.42 

Daniel Flagg, watering trough, 3.00 



$16,953.92 



17 

Samuel M. Griffin, repairing sprinkler, 125.05 

William Shacktbrd, sand, 5.60 

William F. Drew, labor in Dist. 29, 2().(')2 

E. R. Noyes, labor in Dist. 33, ^ 10.79 
James E. McShane, blacksmitliing, 15.19 

F. A. Fisk, oil, 2.00 
Hiram Farnum, labor in Dist. 10, 29.54 
Moody S. Farnu?Ti, labor in Dist. 5, 28.00 
Joseph S. Iloit, labor in Dist. 14, 16.50 
Warde, Hnmplirey & Dodge, hardware 

and tools, 337.56 

John Corliss, 3.69 

William T. Locke, labor in Dist. 8, 76.70 

R. K. Abbott, labor in Dist. 19, 11.74 

Zebulon Smith, watering trough, 3.00 

Timothy Carter, labor in Dist. 30, 21.00 

Nathan Goss, stone, free bridge, 31.00 
John Kimball, pay rolls' ISTos. 45, 47, work 

on Concord bridge, 2,264.49 

S. C. Sanders, labor in Dist. 6, 22.74 

F. R. Currier, 2.00 

Jonathan M. Stewart, labor in Dist. 11, 5.66 

Samuel J. Shaw, stone, 129.40 

E. L. Childs, plans, &c., 74.50 

George W. Chesley, labor in Dist. 26, 12.00 

Thompson Tenney, labor in Dist. 4, 7.00 
Charles Nutting, bridge on extension of 

Allison street, 774.53 

Samuel Crowell, lumber, 239.12 

Clifford & Shaw, stone for lower bridge, 855.94 

Torrent Aqueduct Asso., water, 25.00 

Putney & Chadwick, covering stone, 20.00 

L. R. Fellows, see pay rolls Nos. 60, 61, 62, 1,389.75 
William H. Rixford, see pay roll, Federal 

bridge, 46.62 

P. E. Blanchard, 8.47 

Duncklee & Allen, tools, 230.62 

James Fury, 5.85 

E. Hutchinson, lumber, 11.31 

Concord R. R. Corp., temporary bridge, 10.20 

B. C. & M. R. R., freight, 17.50 
A. B. Holt, gravel lot, $600.00 ; lumber $89.08, 689.08 

N. G. McKay, 4.16 
George W. Brown, labor on Sewall's Falls 

bridge, 18.00 

George F. Sanborn, labor on Outlet bridge, 10.00 

Evans & Gale, 5.26 
2 



18 

Smith Bean, 3.00 
C. &. J. C. Gage, pier to Twin bridge, 133.05 
Knapp & Putnam, lumber for Concord bridge, 73.26 
Charles H. Clough, lumber for Soucook bridge, 31.20 
Albert Saltmarsh, labor on Long Pond road, 17.87 
H. Bean, work on Batch elder road, 18.00 
Robert H. Potter, gravel bank, 18.75 
Chase Whitcher, shingling Free bridge, 872.60 
American Water and Gas Pipe Co., ce- 
ment for Lower bridge, 232.50 
William B. Thompson, labor in Dist. No. 20, 7.94 
David White, lumber for Concord bridge, 138.58 
H. H. Amsden & Son, plank for Fisher- 

ville bridges, 176.29 

Horace Call, lumber for drains, 43.94 

H. Carr, drawing stone for Free bridge, 16.00 

Ephraim Lamprey, sand and gravel, 72.50 

Hazen Knowlton, watering trough, 3.00 
S. F. Patterson and others, rep's Concord 

bridge, 63.50 

George Graham, labor in Dist. No. 34, 24.04 

H. Partridge, " " 10, 159.80 

Isaac N. Abbott, " " 23, 38.50 

J. T. Clough, lumber, 44.80 

Jonathan George, breaking roads, 30.00 

David White, lumber, 10.80 

John B. Giles, stone, 4.00 
Thompson Rowell, repairing damage to 

sidewalk on Main street, 110.94 

George Frye, labor in Dist. 26, 31.31 

Gust Walker, hardware and tools, 214.77 
Abial Smart, drawing stone for Free bridge, 16.00 

William Tupper, lighting bridge, 17.42 

B. W. Sanborn, cement pipe, 28.55 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, 20.52 

John Abbott, " 65.11 

A. C. Holt & Co., " 25.34 

Charles Hall, " Millville bridge, 12.60 

Isaac Clement, labor on highway, 3.00 

Ordway & Ferrin, bricks and labor, 8.69 

Smith & Derry, sharpening tools, 27.75 
Expense of temporary bridge at East 

Concord, 1.356.77 



115,245.86 



Unexpended balance, $1,708.06 



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SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 



For bridge at East Concord, $10,000.00 

City stable, 2,500.00 

Repairs on Cemetery at Millville, 20.00 

Aid to Sugar River Railroad, 25,000.00 



$37,520.00 



Paid as follows : 

Boston, Concord & Montreal • Railroad, 

labor and material, 13,841.88 

S. J. Shaw, stone for East Concord 

bridge, ^ ^ ^ 863.56 

Sugar River Railroad as per city ordi- 
nance, October 10, 1868, 25,000.00 



129,705.44 



Balance unexpended, 17,814.56 

POLICE AND WATCH. 



13,753.92 



Balance unexpended of 1871, 


1953.92 


Appropriation, 


2,800.00 


Paid as follows : 




Arthur Fletcher, 


$22.00 


H. W. Ranlet & Co., 


42.76 


Rand & Jones, night watchmen, 


1,405.44 


L. H. Chase, 


48.00 


William D. Eastman, 


2.00 


E. H. Houston, 


8.00 


John Connell, city marshal. 


900.00 


Jones & Johnston, 


200.00 


John Chadwick, 


275.90 


Charles A. Mclntire, 


12.00 


J. C. Eaton, 


4.00 


Charles T. Lane, 


8.00 


S. Griffin, 


2.00 


A. C. Ferrin, 


4.00 


R. M. Ordway, 


8.00 


J. E. Hutchins, 


8.00 


Joseph J. Wyman, 


2.00 


Josiah C. Shaw, 


6.00 


S. W. Shattuck, 


8.00 



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George W. Lake, 28.00 

Torrent Aqueduct Asso., 16.85 

L. W. Glysson, 4.00 

E. Sanborn, 2.00 
Concord Gas Light Co., 59.12 
Robert Crowther, - 24.40 
Charles H. Green, 26.20 

F. A. Hammond, 4.00 
James H. Rowell, 22.75 
C. W. Davis, 2.00 
ISr. H. Haskell, 8.00 
Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, ^ 6.10 
Georoe S. Locke & Co., 9.00 
HallB. Rand, 20.00 
William T. Locke, 10.00 
S. Dana, police judge, 400.00 



$3,608.52 



Balance unexpended, $145.40 

GAS PRECINCT: 



Balance unexpended of 1871, 
Approj^riation, 


$590.81 
2,400.00 


$2,990.81 

$2,514.88 


Paid as follows : 

John H. Morse, 

William Badger, 

R. P. Sanborn, lamplighter, 

N. H. Haskell, 

Carpenter & Cole, 

Concord Gas Light Co., gas, 

0. V. & W. H. Pitman, 


$16.96 

1.80 

531.99 

10.00 

7.80 

1,942.27 

4.06 







Unexpended, $475.93 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. 
Balance unexpended of 1871, $244.78 

Paid as follows : 
Sanborn & Clark, $70.00 



Unexpended, $174.78 



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PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 



Appropriation, 

Paid as follows : 

Caleb Carver, 

E. C. Eastman estate, 
Rep. Press Association, 
Biitterfield S5 Hill, 

C. Pearson & Co., 

F. D. Woodbury & Co., 

D. L. Guernsey, 
Morrill & Silsby, 



Unexpended, 



$1,000.00 



$1.85 

23690 

155.25 

45.00 

31.15 

12.00 

1.75 

187.37 



1671.27 
1328.73 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Appropriation, 

Paid as follows : 
F. S. Craw^ford, librarian. 



$500.00 



$500.00 



PARSONAGE FUND. 



Paid— 



East Concord Congregational 


Society, 


$19.00 


Fisherville « 


t( 


14.14 


« Methodist 


iC 


4.12 


« Baptist 


(C 


32.00 


Universalist (two years) 


(( 


52.00 


Methodist Episcopal 


« 


18.00 


First Congregational 


u 


42.00 


South Freewill Baptist 


u 


11.31 


Episcopal 


ii 


28.10 


Unitarian, 


a 


21.06 


South Congregational 


11 


33.00 


First Baptist 


u 


28.00 



)2.73 



22 



SALARIES. 



Unexpended balance of 1871, $485.73 

Appropriation for 1872, 4,600.00 



Paid as follows : 

John Wliitaker, committee service, $40.00 
Hon. A. G. Jones, balance of mayor's salary, 200.00 

L. L. Mower, clerk Common Council, 50.00 
Rev. R. B. Howes, superintending school 

committee, 28.66 

John P. Locke, selectman Ward 2, 5.00 

Selah W. Gurnsey, " " 2, 5.00 

John T. Batchelder, " « 5, 5.00 

Ben F. Dmicklee, « " 5, 5.00 

Zelotes Stevens, « " 5, 5.00 

Stephen D. Greeley, « " 6, 5.00 

George W. Underhill, clerk Ward 5, 5.00 

C. F. Stewart, city clerk and overseer of 

poor, 925.00 

S. C. Eastman, city treasurer, 250.00 

Board of Education Union School Dist., 225.00 

Abial Rolfe, 27.00 
Isaac N. Abbott, superintending school 

committee, 56.67 
George G. Harriman, superintending school 

committee, 56.67 

Morrill Shepard, selectman Ward 2, 5.00 

Francis Holmes, selectman Ward 7, 5.00 

Charles P. Sanborn, city solicitor, 100.00 

Isaac N. Farnum, selectman Ward 3, 10.00 

Charles H. Jones, " " 4, 5.00 

Alvah C. Ferrin, « " 4, 6.00 

D. D. Brainard, « « 6, 5.00 
B.F. Gale, « « 7, 5.00 
William A. Dow, " " 7, (2 y'rs) 10.00 
John W. Drew, " « 4, 5.00 
WiUiam W. Allen, Ward clerk. Ward 1, 5.00 
Elbridge Emery, « " " ' 2, 5.00 
John C. Linelian, selectman Ward 1, 5.00 
Fifield Tucker, « "1, 6.00 
George B. Whittredge, clerk Ward 7, 6.00 
William II. Allison, collector of taxes, 1,050.00 
Will W. Hill, clerk of Ward 4, 5.00 
Joseph Eastman, selectman Ward 3, 5.00 



15,085.73 



23 

Cliavles C. Lund, clerk of Ward 6, 5.00 

William S. Curtice, assessor of Ward 7, 90.00 

James Sanborn, " " 6, 116.00 

John A. Holmes, " " 1, 1S9.00 

John Abbott, « « 4, 114.00 

Samuel E. Clifford, " « 2, 72.00 

Joseph S. Hoit, selectman Ward 1, 5.00 

George W. Brown, clerk of Ward 3, 5.00 

Moses H. Farnum, assessor of Ward 3, 63.00 

$3,993.00 

Unexpended, $1,092.73 

PAID NON-RESIDENT BANK TAX. 

Town ofDunbarton, $28.00 

« Bow, 37.42 

« Rollinsford, 10.14 

" Bath, 81.08 

$156.64 



' 


DOG TAX. 




Paid- 






David A. Morrill, 




$10.00 


Josiah Hardy, 




37.00 


Alfred W. Parker, 




16.00 


Andrew Russell, 




29.20 


Herman Farnum, 




35.00 


Mrs. Addie C. Morse, 




5.00 


Daniel Wyman, 




5.00 



CITY FARM LEDGE. 

Receipts for stone quarried the past year : 

Paid by Putney & Chadwick, $148.90 

Roberts & Crowley, 237.68 

Lamphier & Bond, 86.86 



SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Amount undrawn of 1871, $900.00 

Appropriation for 1872, 18,000 00 

Additional appropriation by Union Dist., 4,234.00 



$137.20 



$473.44 



24 

Literary fund, 917.00 

Interest on the Abial Walker fund, 6 0.00 

Balance of dog tax of 1871 and 1872, 808.45 



124,919.45 



Expended as follows : 

Paid A. Saltmarslij Committee 

H.Partrido-e, « 

Geo. W. Abbott, " 

John M. Carter, " 

Jeremiah Abbott, " 

Chas. Flanders, " 

P. B. Cocrswell, « 

Chas. H. Merrill, '' 

Henry H. Crowell, " 

Wm. L. Bennett, " 

Daniel C. Tenney, " 

M. C. Sanborn, '' 

C. B. Thompson, " 

Geo. W. Chesley, '' 

Daniel Wyman, " 

Geo. F. Sanborn, " 

John Ballard, " 

A. P. Bennett, " 

Otis Prescott, " 

Thomas Potter, '' 

J. B. Sanborn, " 

S. S. Buswell, " 

Daniel S. Jones, " 

H. Partridge, *' 



Balance undrawn, 



, Dist. No. 5, #60.56 

3, 507.24 

" 20, 1,312.56 

'^ 22, 66.56 

" 18, 16.48 

" 18, 304.68 

Union Dist., 19,022.04 

Dist. No. 5, 119.68 

" 24, 

" 12, 

" 4, 

" 14, 

" 16, 



22, 
15, 
13, 

18, 

23, 

3, 



87.38 
586.36 
128.68 
136.68 
150.00 
194.68 
149.68 
156.68 
140.68 
198.68 
216.68 

28.00 
289.36 

12.00 

79.90 
175.00 



124,140.24 
$779.21 



SCHOOL-HOUSE TAXES. 
SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

Assessed by vote of Union School Dis- 
trict for debt and interest, ^7.000.00 
Assessed for repairs on school-houses and 

fences. Union Dist., 500.00 
Assessed by School Dist. No. 3, for repairs, 420.00 
'' " " 6, " 50.00 
" " " 7, « 50.00 
" " " 12, school- 
house debt, 1,240.00 



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Assessed by school Dist. No. 22, scliool-liouse, 550:00 

13, school-house, 500.00 

13, " lot, 75.00 

14, repairs 



{( 


(C 


u 


(C 


(( 


u 


cc 


(( 


C( 



on school-house, 


70.00 


Assessed by school Dist. No. 20, insurance 


50.00 


Paid as follows : 




Geo. II. Curtis, for Dist. No. 12, 


11,240.00 


Aaron Tay, « « 12, 


308.36 


John Kimball, for Union Dist., 


7,n00.00 


Nath'l P. Richardson, for Dist. No. 22, 


550.00 


John Buckland, " « 14, 


70.00 


I. N. Abbott, " " 7, 


50.00 


John Ballard, " " 6, 


50.00 


P. B. Cogswell, for Union Dist., 


100.00 


George E. Holden, for Dist. No. 3, 


420.00 







$10,505.00 



19,788.36 



CITY DEBT AND ASSETS. 
FUNDED DEBT, PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS: 



Amount. 


Per cent. 




When due. 


$2,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1874 


6,800 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1874 


8,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1875 


3,000 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1875 


6,500 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1876. 


3,000 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1876 


8,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1877 


3,000 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1877 


8,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1878 


6,000 


5 


annually 


Jan. 1,1878 


3,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1879 


4,000 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1879 


8,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1880 


3,000 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1880 


8,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1881 


3,000 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1881 


7,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1,1882 


4,000 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1882 


7,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1883 


6,000 


5 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1883 


2,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1884 



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Amount, 


Per cent. 




When dne. 


7,000 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1884. 


7,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1885. 


5,000 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1885. 


7,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1886. 


1,000 


6 


semi-annually 


April 1, 1886. 


2,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1887. 


10,000 


6 


semi-annually 


Oct. 1, 1887. 


1,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1888. 


10,000 


6 


semi-annually 


Oct. 1, 1888. 


2,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1889. 


10,000 


6 


semi-annually 


Oct. 1, 1889. 


2,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1890. 


10,000 


6 


semi-annually 


Oct. 1, 1890. 


1,000 


6 


annually 


Jan. 1, 1891. 


10,000 


6 


semi-annually 


Oct. 1,1891. 


10,000 


6 


semi-annually 


Oct. 1, 1892. 


10,000 


6 


semi-annually 


. Oct. 1, 1893. 


10,000 


6 


semi-annually 


Oct. 1, 1894. 


10,000 


6 


semi-annually 


Oct. 1, 1895. 


$234,300 * 





STATE HOUSE BONDS. 

195,600, 6 per cent, in gold, semi-annually, payable May 1, 

1885. t 



1885. 



PRECINCT BONDS. 
IjOOO, 6 per cent, in gold, semi-annually, payable Dec. 1, 



AGGREGATE OF FUNDED DEBT. 



City bonds outstanding. 
City State House bonds, 
Precinct State House bonds, 
Interest to Feb. 1, 1872, including cou- 
pons due but not paid, 



1234,300 
95,600 
50,000 

6,005 



$385,905 



* $5,000 of bonds in the treasurer's office unsold, last year, have since been cancelled 
and destroyed. 



t Payable at the option of the city. 



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FLOATING DEBT. 



Notes due, ' '$1,850.00 

Interest to Feb. 1, 1873, 385.77 

12,235.77 



OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS AND CLAIMS. 

Due for salaries and committee service, $2,500.00 

Due school districts, 1,155.60 

School-house taxes. Districts 12 and 13, 1,755.00 

Unpaid orders, '], 250.00 

Other claims estimated, 1,000.00 

Bank tax due towns, 787.D6 



$8,448.56 



AVAILABLE ASSETS. 

Cash in city treasury, $17,363.51 

Due from tax list of 1872, 21,922.60 

Due from Merrimack County (pauj)ers), 2,100.00 

Notes and interest due, 929.00 

Invested in liquor agency, 566.18 

Rents due, 23.00 

Due from sewerage of 1870, 33*\50 

" " 1871, 396.37 

" " not assessed, 4,177.-5 

Cement pipe for Bowery avenue sewer, 495.00 

Water Works bonds (par), 76,90000 

Interest on the same, 1,538.00 



8126,747.41 



SUMMARY. 

Funded debt and interest, $385,905.00 

Floating debt and interest, 2,235 77 

Outstanding accounts and claims, 8,448.56 



Total debt Feb. 1, 1873, $396,589.33 

Available assets, 126,747.41 



Indebtedness above assets, $209,841.92 



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STATEMENT OT DEBT AND ASSETS FEB. 1, 1872. 

Funded debt and interest, 1398,450.00 

Floating debt and interest, 3,533.25 

Outstanding accounts and claims, 8,514.91 



1410,498.16 
Available assets, Feb. 1, 1872, 56,718.33 



Indebtedness above assets, Feb. 1, 1872, 353,779.83 

Indebtedness above assets Feb. 1, 1873, 269,841.92 



Decrease of indebtedness above assets, 183,937.91 

Paid on account of Sugar River Railroad, being the 

last payment, 25,000.00 



Actual decrease of indebtedness for tlie year ending 

Feb. 1, 1873, 1108,937.91 

$76;900 in bonds of the State of New Hampshire 
have been received during the year and ex- 
changed for Concord W. W. bonds, and in order 
to obtain a fair comparison with the last report, 
this sum should be taken from the above, 176,9 CO.CO 



Decrease of indebtedness for the year ending Feb. 

1, 1873, $32,037.91 

CITY PROPERTY, FEB. 1, 1878. 

City Hall lots, and half the building, $40,000.00 

City Farm, 15,000.00 

Personal property at farm, per appraisal, 3,810.40 

Gravel lots at East Concord, 250.00 

Gravel lot on Washington street, 2,000.00 

Lot on Warren and Liberty streets, 500.00 

Steamer lots and buildings on Warren street, 8,000.00 

Blossom Hill cemetery, 1,942.68 

Receiving tomb, 350.00 

Furniture in City Hall building, 400.00 

Furniture in clerk's office, 100.00 

Furniture in marshal's office, 125.00 

Furniture in collector's office, 100.00 

Furniture in mayor's office, 20.00 

Tools in hands of superintendent of streets, 450.00 

Ropes and derricks, stone and other tools, 450.00 

Five horses, 1,250.00 



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Property in hands of fire department, 

Stable and shed, 

Harnesses and stable fixtures, 

Street sprinkk'r, pipes, casks, and building. 

Coal at City Hall building, 

Wood at City Hall building. 

Legacy of Abial Walker, for schools, 

Legacy of G. P. Lyon, for library. 

Legacy of Franklin Pierce, for library, 

Tools used on sewer, 



43,393.50 

400.00 

250.U0 

600.00 

10.00 

5.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 

1,000.00 

100.00 

$122,506.58 



POLLS, VALUATION, AND TAXES ASSESSED. 

The numbor of polls, and the tax assessed on the real and personal 
estate in the city of Concord since 18G0 : 



Year. 


No. of Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


1860 


2,577 


$4,307,192 


$47,082.25 


1861 


2,497 


4,423,936 


46.290.48 


1862 


2,350 


4,308,568 


50,945.01 


1863 


2,454 


3,775,206 


60,293.82 


1864 


2,539 


3,832,800 


89,931.97 


1865 


2,495 


5,549,002 


158,787.29 


1866 


2,762 


4,934,082 


116,192.97 


1867 


2,822 


5,006,774 


145,173.49 


1868 


3,120 


5,378,365 


126,889.71 


1869 


3,205 


5,581,459 


146,791.64 


1870 


3,187 


5,751,928 


133,953.94 


1871. 


Polls, 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


405 


$553,668 


811,887.42 


2, 


230 


322,164 


8,493.00 


3, 


188 


284,872 


5,220.07 


4, 


783 


1,324,276 


32,296.69 


5, 


643 


1,613,241 


39,018.50 


6, 


732 


1,245,188 


30,094.40 


7, 


357 


426,087 


8,228.93 


Non-resident, 


3,338 


112,487 


2,605.69 




5,891,933 


137,844.70 


1872. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Tax. 


Ward 1, 


419 


$516,321 


$10,379.56 


2, 


251. 


290,839 


8,123.49 


3, 


217 


251,589 


5,370.55 


4, 


861 


1,241,321 


30,208.21 


5, 


728 


1,688,134 


40,857.85 


6. 


901 


1,407,824 


34,750.01 


7, 


390 


370,881 


8,354.29 


Non-resident, 


3,767 


147,145 


3,019.01 




$5,917,054 


$141,122.97 



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APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1872. 

For support of Paupers, $3,000.00 

Committee services, 1,100.00 

Fire Department, 6,000.00 

Incidental expenses and land damages, 6,000.00 

Roads and Brido-es, 10,000.00 

Police and Watdi, 2,800.00 

Printinaj and Stationery, 1,000.00 

Salaries^ 4,600.00 

Interest on City debt, 21,000.00 

Payment of City Bonds, 11,500.00 
City Library, 500.00 

Support of Schools, 18,000.00 

Sugar River Railroad, 25,000.00 
Sewers and Drains, 1,000.00 

Highway Districts, 10,000.00 
Interest on Precinct Bonds, 3,300.00 

Lighting Streets, 2,400.00 

SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS. 

Bridge at East Concord, 10,000.00 
For the erection of a City Stable, 2,500.00 

Repairs on Cemetery at Millville, 20.00 



$127,200.00 



31 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT 



CONCOKD WATER WORKS. 



Samuel C. Eastman, City Treasukee, in account with the 
Water Works for the year ending January Sl^ 1878, 



To Cash from 



De. 



Sale of 149,000, City Bonds, 


147,862.00 


Interest on same, 


1,138.00 


Sale of $76,900, State Bonds, 


75,058.17 


Interest on same, 


1,012.12 


Notes, 


75,080.20 


J. A. Weston, 


1,000.00 




f'^'OO 7i 1 CO 






Balance due Treasurer, 


3,841.97 




1204,586.86 


Cr. 




By Cash paid for Notes paid, 


$10,500.00 


Interest, 


3,127.18 


Water, Long Pond, 


60,000.00 


Conduit, 


6,010.52 


Main Pipe, 


35,887.99 


Distributing Pipe, 


50,243.82 


Gates, Hydrants, and Valves, 


11,884.21 


Service Pipe, 


1,870.60 


Dam, Reservoir, &c., 


16,232.74 


Shop and Tools, 


537.89 


Engineering and superintendence, 4,342.73 


Incidentals, 


1,234.67 


General construction, 


680.84 


Main supply, 


1,533.67 


J. A. Weston, 


1,000.00 



$204,586.86 



32 

Water Works Bonds sold, 149,000.00 

Exchanged for State Bonds, 76,900.00 

Bonds outstanding, 125,900.00 

Notes outstanding, 64,580.20 

1190,480.20 

Respectfully submitted. 

SAMUEL C. EASTMAN, Treasurer. 



CoxcoED, Feb. 11, 1873. 

We have examined the foregoing account, and find that all 

the payments therein recorded are duly authenticated by proper 

vouchers, and that the several items are correctly cast. 

' f 

JOHN KIMBALL, ) Committee on 

J. B. WALKER, j Finance. 



33 



REPORT 

OF THE 

SUPERINTENDENT OF REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS 
AND BRIDGES. 



To the City Council of the Cify of Concord: 

The undersigned, superintendent of highways and bridges, respect- 
fully presents the following statement of his receipts and expenditures 
from Feb. 1, 1872, to Feb. 1, 1873,— Districts Nos. .9, 27, and 28 being 
one district, under the immediate supervision of the superintendent. 

JOHN KIMBALL, Superintendent. 

DISTRICTS NUMBERS 9, 27, AND 28. 

John Kimball, Superintendent of repairs of highways and bridges. 

Dr. 
To balance unexpended of 1871, ^803.30 

Appropriation for 1 872, 7,063.00 

Special appropriation, 4,000.00 

Balance received of A. G. Jones, 1870-71, 19.16 



$11,885.46 



Cr. 

By amounts expended from Feb. 1, 1872, to May 1, 1872. 

Paid— 
Roswell Silver and men, pay-rolls, 
J. Brown and men, pay-rolls, 
B. A. Hall and men, pay-rolls, 
J. T. Clough, meal, 
Thomas Murphy, teamster three months, 

Roswell Silver and others, pay roll No. 1, 



J. Brown 


a 


M. H. Johnson 


u 


J. Brown 


(( 


M. H. Johnson 


u 


J. Brown 


(( 


W. S. Curtice 


u 


M. H. Johnson 


(( 


J. Brown 


(( 


M. H. Johnson 


(( 


J. Brown 


u 


M. H. Johnson 


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J. Brown 


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$623.50 




493.04 




57.87 




29.33 


is, 


150.00 


. 1, 


22.00 


2, 


147.00 


3, 


191.11 


4, 


195.25 


5, 


223.12 


6,. 


166.05 


7, 


117.39 


8, 


315.80 


9, 


245.00 


10, 


320.36 


11, 


234.25 


12, 


286.99 


13, 


228.05 



1,353.74 



M 



M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll No. 14, 



W. S. Curtice 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 




W. S. Curtice 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 




M. H. Johnson 




J. Brown 





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(( 


" 16, 


(( 


" 17, 


u 


" 18, 


n 


" 19, 


n 


" 20, 


u 


" 21, 


ii 


" 22, 


ti 


" 23, 


ii 


« 24, 


u 


" 25, 


u 


" 26, 


(( 


" 27, 


ii 


" 28, 


(( 


" 29, 


(( 


« 30, 


(( 


" 31, 


(( 


*' 32, 


a 


" 33, 


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" 34, 


(( 


" 35, 


u 


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•♦ 40, 



Thomas Murphy, teamster nine months, 
Jona. B. Weeks, bill of 1871-72, 
Charles Butters, bill of 1871-72, 



J. T. Clough & Son, meal, 



SUPPLIES. 



Charles Thompson, bedding, 

C. C. Webster, grain, 

Concord Gas Light Co., ashes, 

H. E. Perkins, gravel, 

Warde, Humphrey & Dodge, hardware, 

C. C. Webster, grain, 

John McNeil, labor, 

Ezra Morgan, concrete in 1871, 

B. G. Carter, smith work, 

For concrete walks and crossings, as per list on 

file in clerk's office. 
For edge stone, as per list on file in city clerk's 

office, 



Balance unexpended, 



126.25 
25.50 
256.74 
294.75 
200.87 
320.82 
200.00 
314.23 
202.11 
335.91 
212.92 
42.38 
174.50 
266.73 
154.37 
239.62 
139.00 
315.05 
144.75 
242.99 
110.75 
237.75 
149.54 
86.87 
108.25 
78.46 
90.50 
450.00 
20.00 
133.33 



$12.20 
13.30 
17.31 

2.00 
101.35 

6.67 

3.75 
86.29 
57.17 

5.25 
1L70 
26.65 

862.04 

224.18 



^8,366.81 



11,379.86 

$11,100.41 

$785.05 



$11,885.46 



35 



DISTRICT REPORTS. 



DISTRICT No. 1. 




DISTRICT No. 4. 




Simeon Farnum, Surveyor, 


Dr. 


Wm. L. Batcheld^r, Survey 


or. Dr. 


To appropriation for 1872, 


$110.00 


To appropriation for 1872, 


$85.00 


Cr. By labor of 




Cr. By labor of 




Simeon Farnum, 


$39.19 


Amos Bennett, 


$3.50 


Aaron Q. Farnum, 


39.20 


John Wallace, . 


3.50 


Moody S. Farnum, 


3.75 


Reuben Sanders, 


3.75 


James Locke, 


13.12 


C. D. Rowell, 


8.75 


Joseph Emery, 


11.37 


T. D. Potter, 


6.12 


Samuel K. Choate, 


3.37 


Thomas Potter, 
John B. Fretts, 


1.75 
3.72 








$110.00 


Thompson Tenney, 


9.87 






Thomas Sears, 


7.00 






John P. Locke, 


6.13 


DISTRICT No. 2. 




J. F. Potter, 


3.50 






W. L. Bachelder, 


16.08 


W. S. Carter, Surveyor, 


Dr. 


Henry H. Potter, 


11.33 


To appropriation for 1872, 


$65.00 




$85.00 


Cr. By labor of 






Wm. S. Carter, 


$18.49 


DISTRICT No. 5. 




Harvey Deming, 


21.84 






Frank Sargent, 


10.31 


John B. Sanborn, Surveyor, 


Dr. 


Jere. Quimby, 


3.73 






William Hay ward, 


3.38 


To appropriation for 1872, 


$80.00 


Paid for lumber, 


2.50 






E. P. Farnum, for lumber. 


4.75 


Cr. By labor of 








David A. Morrill, 


$5.25 




$65.00 


John G. Tallant, 


15.37 






John L. Tallant, 
John B. Sanborn, 


6.62 
52.76 






DISTRICT No. 3. 






$80.00 


Rufus Virgin, Surveyor, 


Dr. 






To appropriation for 1872,'' 


$60.00 


DISTRICT No. 6. 




Cr. By labor of 




W. B. Fletcher, Surveyor, 


Dr. 


Rufus Virgin, 
J. M. Varney, 
John Buckland, 


$38.25 






4.25 


To appropriation for 1872, 


$300.00 


3.50 
3.50 


Unexpended, 1871, 


27.16 


J. C. Bartlett, 






Samuel H. Ballou, 


1.75 




$327.16 


Charles H. Abbott, 


7.00 


Cr. By labor of 




Robert A. Brown, 


1.75 


S. C. Sanders, 


$26.69 






R. Bell, 


.47 




$60.00 


J. T. Clough, 


23.12 



36 



Joseph S. Kimball, 
Kobert Brown, 
"Washington Hill, 
John Hanrahan, 
G. W. Moody, 
Alexander Yeaton, 
Lucien Bunnell, 
Thomas Smith, 
S. C, Sanders, 
J. E. Plummer, 
Charles W. Sanders, 
Sylvester Stevens, 
H. E. Perkins, 
D. S. Webster, 
W. B. Fletcher, 



Balance in hands of W. B. 
E letch er. 



46.25 

19.25 

20.12 

20.00 

16.89 

13.83 

1.00 

14.42 

38.00 

8.50 

3.50 

3.50 

.90 

10.00 

59.66 



$326.10 
1.06 



$327.16 



DISTRICT No. 7. 
Samuel M. Locke, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1872, $50.00 
Bal. unexpended, 1870 and 

1871, 67.04 



$117.04 
Cr. By labor of 

Samuel M. Locke, 23.00 

Joseph S. Locke, 20.25 

Benj. L. Larkin and his oxen, 16.00 



Balance undrawn. 


$59.25 
57.79 




$117.04 


DISTRICT No. 8. 
"Wm. T. Locke, Surveyor, 


Dr. 



To appropriation for 187 

Cr. By labor of 
W. T. Locke and horse, 
John Harden, 
"W. C. Greenough, 
Thomas Greenough, 
D. W. Straw and horse, 
Paid for lumber, 



$90.00 



51.30 
14.50 
5.25 
5.25 
9.00 
4.70 



DISTRICT NO. 10. 

Harrison Partridge, surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1872, $230.00 
Balance unexpended, 1871, .46 



Cr. By work of 

Hiram Farnum, 

Harrison Partridge, 

T. W. Chase, 

S. Keygins, 

Willard Partridge, 

Oxen at farm. 

Horses at farm, 

John Sweatt, 

Ezekiel Gilman, 

Daniel Rogers, 

Eleazer Davis, 

George Dunbar, 

Edward Welch, 

James Powers, 

Elisha Partridge, 

A. S. Farnum, 

Henry Farnum, 

Lumber, 

Putney & Chadwick, stone. 



Balance undrawn, 



$230.46 



$0.46 

36.00 

24.00 

5.37 

1.50 

28.00 

25.00 

8.00 

14.37 

9.00 

2.00 

2.25 

6.00 

3.00 

7.00 

3.00 

1.00 

7.00 

5.00 

$187.95 
42.51 

$230.46 



DISTRICT NO. 11. 

Alfred C. Abbott, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation for 1872, $40.00 



Cr. By labor of 
Alfred C. Abbott, 
Jona. M. Stewart, 



Overdrawn, 



$39.37 
9.17 

$48.54 
8.54 

$40.00 



DISTRICT NO. 12. 
Moses H. Bean, Survevor, 



Dr. 



$90.00 To appropriation for 1872, $450.00 



37 



Cr. By labor of 

M. H. Bean, 

Frank Morse, 

M. Q. Bean, 

Paul Jarvis, 

Dennis O'Brien, 

W. A. Bean, 

G. R. Bean, 

Jacob ^linot, 

A. Dan forth, 

Peter Cattell, 

Joseph Forger, 

P. Wentworth, 

Edward Peren, 

Peter Bosh way, 

"VVm. Chase, 

Jonas Foster, 

T. Savare, 

A. Sweatt, 

Aleck Demar, 

Nathan Colby, ox work, 

C. C. Bean, team, 
G. R. Bean, labor, 
J. P. Boyce, team, 
E. Tenney, 

J. S. & C. C. Bean, 

D. A. Brown &Co., 
G. Morrill, 

M. H. Bean, bill, 
Marcia Barney, 
Marcia Barney, 
Albert Stone, 
W. A. Bean, 
Andrew Stone, 
J. M. Laughlin, 
A. Lopyen, 
Peter Baker, jr., 
L. Florence, 
J. P. Boyce, team, 



31. 



DISTPJCT NO. 13. 



Geo. F. Sanborn, Surveyor, 

To appropriation for 1872, 

Cr. By labor of 
E. F. Elliott, 
Timothy E. Hoit, 
Jona. Hoit, 
Jos. Elliott, 
Geo. Blanchard, 
T. F. Elliott, 



$450.00 

Dr. 

$60.00 



$6.00 
7.00 
5.00 
3.50 
3.50 
1.50 



Smith Knowles, 


1.00 


L. B. Elliott, 


1.00 


.Jeremiah Flanders, 


1.00 


F. L. Elliott, 


1.00 


E. F. Elliott, 


1.00 


W. W. Whitten, with oxen 


, 12.00 


Levi Tilton, 


4.50 


P. F. Elliott, 


.60 


T. F. Elliott (gravel). 


2.00 


G. F. Sanborn, team. 


45.00 


G. F. Sanborn, 


15.00 


Harris Cilley, 


.75 




$111.35 


Appropriation overdrawn. 


51.35 




$60.00 



DISTRICT NO. 14. 
Jos. S. Hoit, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1872, §60.00 



Cr. 


By labor of 




S. D. 


Colby, 


$6.75 


J. W 


. Colby, 


4.50 


F. P 


Colby, 


3.00 


E. D 


Ordway, 


3.00 


G. I. 


Colby, 


1.50 


Sam I 


el Dow, 


2.25 


J. S. 


Hoit, 


39.00 
$60.00 




DISTRICT 1^0. 15. 




Cyrus Runnells, Surveyor, 


Dr. 



To appropriation for 1872, $100.00 



Cr. By labor of 
J. H. Heath, 
J as. M. Ordway, 
Geo. A. Hoit, 
E. F. Sweatt, 
Moses E. Long, 
Francis Runnells, 
Cyrus Runnells, 
Plow, 



Balance in hands of C. 

nells, 



Run- 



$1.75 
7.87 
7.17 

11.37 
4.90 
5.07 

24.50 
1.00 

$63.63 

36.37 

$100.00 



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DISTKICT NO. 16. 

Edward Kunnells, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1872, 5^65.00 
To balance in hands of A. G. 
Dow, 23.58 



Cr. 



By bill of .A. G. Dow, 
former surveyor, 

By labor of . 
R. B. Hoit, 
E. E. Terry, 
Edwin Terrv, 
H. J. Powell, 
Amos Sawyer, 
J. S. Runnells, 
Edwin Sawyer, 
A. G. Dow, 
Edward Runnells, 



Appropriation overdrawn. 



$88.58 

$23.58 

14.00 
6.82 
5.25 
1.75 

1.57 
6.12 
1.75 
9.97 
20.75 

91.56 

2.98 



$88.58 



DISTRICT NO. 17. 

Robert K. Buswell, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation for 1872, $60.00 



Cr. By labor of 
David C. Gile, 
G. H. Dimond, 
A. C. Carter, 
Joel Conner, 
Stephen Sargent, 
Chas. Porter, 
"Wm. Powell, 
Loren N. Buswell, 
S. S. Buswell, 
Andrew Buswell, 
Chas. Flanders, 
Simon Crane, 
Willis Crane, 
R. K. Buswell, 



$1.40 
4.90 
8.05 
3.15 
3.15 
3.15 
3.15 
3.15 
2.27 
8 05 
1.40 
3.15 
1.58 

13.62 

^60.17 



DISTRICT NO. 18. 
A. S. Earnum, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1872, $90.00 



Cr. By labor of 

I. F. Ferrin, 
Samuel E. Calef, 
Lewis Cofran, 
Henry Farnum, 
A. S. Farnum, 



$21.00 

9.00 

2.00 

18.26 

31.00 



$79.26 
Balance in the hands of A. S. 

Farnum, 10.74 

$90.00 



DISTRICT NO. 19. 

Albert Saltmarsh, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation for 1872, $100.00 



DISTRICT No. 20. 

John E. Saltmarsh, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1872, $55.00 
Balance in the hands of 

W. B. Thompson, 7.79 





$62.79 


Cr. BybillofW. B 


Thomp- 


son, 


7.79 


By Labor of 




Frank A. Emerson, 


3.50 


Charles H. Merrill, 


15.63 


Wm, B. Thompson, 


3.50 


F. W. Thompson, 


3.50 


Lewis Borland, 


3.50 


J. M. Flanders, 


1.75 


Peter Fagan, 


6.12 


William Fagan, 


3.50 


John E. Saltmarsh, 


14.00 




$62.79 



DISTRICT No. 21. 
Daniel Farnum, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1872, $85.00 



Cr. By labor of 
Daniel Farnum, 



44.60 



39 



John Ballard, 
Lowell Brown, 


23.40 
12.20 


Jesse H. Goodwin, 7.00 
Joseph E. Brown, 29.25 


Balance undrawn, 


$80.20 
4.80 

$85.00 


$45.00 


DISTRICT No. 25. 



DISTRICT No. 22. 

Charles Hall, Surveyor, 

To appropriation for 1872, 
Bui. in Surveyor's hands. 



Cr. By his bill for labor 

of self, men and oxen, 



Balance undrawn, 



Dr. 

$75.00 
.63 



75.63 

74.25 
.63 



$74.88 
.75 



DISTRICT No. 23. 
Isaac N. Abbott, Surveyor, 



$75.63 



Dr. 



To appropriation for 1872, $125.00 
Balance undrawn, 1871, 58.76 



Cr. By labor of 

John Corliss, as per his bill, 

Isaac N. Abbott, 

John E. Proctor, 

Daniel Wyman, 

Isaac H. Proctor, 

Henry E. Evans, 

Jere. S. Abbott, 

Samuel L. Baker, 

John E. Baker, 



$183.76 

58.76 
41.10 
18.00 

5.40 
13.00 

4.00 
13.00 
14.00 
16.50 

$183.76 



Charles Flanders, Surveyor, Dr. 
$100.00 



DISTRICT No. 24. 
Joseph E. Brown, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation for 1872, $45.00 



To appropriation for 1872, 
Cash in hands of "Wm. 
Abbott, 



Cr. By labor of 
William Abbott, 
Charles Flanders, 
Moses B. Abbott, 
William Abbott, 
Ira Abbott, 
Charles Abbott, 
George T. Abbott, 
John L. Gordon, 
Isaac F. Wheeler, 
Daniel L. Sanders, 

Timber for railing, 

Spikes, 

Balance in hands of C. 
Flanders, 



10.05 
$110.05 

10.05 

16.62 

31.13 

4.32 

6.00 

350 

1.75 

3.50 

3.94 

.87 

3.50 

.69 

85.87 

24.18 

$110.05 



Dr. 

$85.00 



Cr. By labor of 
Josiah Dow, 



8.75 



DISTRICT No. i 
George Frye, Surveyor, 
To appropriation for 1872, 

Cr. By his bill in detail, on 

file in City cl'k's office, 116.31 

Of this sum there has been 
charged to Roads and 
Bridges, 31.31 

$85.00 



DISTRICT NO. 29. 
Wm. F. Drew, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1872, $40.00 



40 



Cr. By labor of 
W. F. Drew, 
Joseph Baker, 
Charles Baker, 



$S5.00 
3.00 
2.00 

$40.00 



DISTKICT NO. 30. 
Elbridge Dimond, Surveyor, Dr. 
To appropriation for 1872, $55.00 



Cr. By labor of 
Elbridge Diraond, 
David Carter, 
Timothy Carter, 
J. J. Thompson, 
E. B. Carter, 



Balance undrawn, 



$18.38 
5.95 
3.94 
3.15 
4.37 

$35.79 
19.21 



DISTKICT NO. 31. 
Geo. E. Lougee, Surveyor, 



$55.00 



Dr. 



To appropriation for 1872, $30.00 
Balance in his hands for 1871, 6.68 



Cr. By labor of 
Eeuben Myers, 
Geo. E. Lougee, 
Bill of plank, 



Balance undrawn, 



$36.68 



$1.50 
6.07 
1.50 



DISTRICT NO. 32. 
A. J. Smith, Surveyor, 



To appropriation for 1872, $47.00 
To balance undrawn, 1871, 1.51 



$9.07 
$27.61 



Dr. 



Cr. By labor of 




A. J. Smith, 


$20.85 


Chas. Smith, 


16.05 


Geo E. Holt, 


4.65 


J. T. Gilman, 


2.55 


Josiah Sargent, 


5.40 




$49.50 


Balance overdrawn. 


.99 




$48.51 



DISTRICT No. 33. 

Harrison Bean, Surveyor, Dr. 

To appropriation for 1872, $50.00 

Cr. By labor of himself and 

men, as per his billon file, 15.68 



Balance undrawn. 



$34.32 



DISTRICT No. 34. 



George Graham, Surveyor, 



Dr. 



To appropriation for 1872, $50.00 

Cr. By labor of 

George Graham, 16.62 

" oxen, 13.00 

John Paine, 14.00 

Mark Sargent and others, 6.12 

Andrew Moody, 7.16 

J. W. Bourlet, 10.47 

Charles Graham, 2.17 

Use of cart and plow, 4.50 

$74.04 



$48.51 



Balance charged to Roads and 
Bridges, 



24.04 



$50.00 



41 



REPORT 

OP THE 

COMMITTEE ON THE CITY FARM. 



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

Gentlemen: — The Joint Standing Committee on the City Farm re- 
spectfully present the Twentieth Annual Report of the Receipts and 
Expenditures at the City Farm for the year ending February 1st, 1873, 
together with the inventory of the property of the city belonging 
thereto. 

Inventory of the property at City Farm, February 1, 1873: 

Farm and buildings, ^15,000.00 

Beds and household furniture, 300- 00 

8 milch cows, 320.00 

2 yoke of oxen, 375.00 
1 bull, 35.00 

1 horse, 225.00 
58 fowls, 46.40 

11 tons of English hay, 275.00 

3 " " 60.00 

2 " " 36.00 
8 " " 104.00 

3 tons of straw, 36.00 
5 tons of corn fodder, 36.00 
5 tons of hay, 90.00 
1 sow and pigs, 25,00 
5 pitchforks, ^ 2.50 

1 mowing machine, 75.00 
10 hogs, 150.00 

2 ox carts, 115.00 
1 wagon, 50.00 

1 cultivator, 3.50 

4 ploughs, 35.00 

2 hay racks, 20.00 

1 grindstone, 3.00 
4 harrows, 30.00 
300 pounds fresh pork, 30.00 

12 bushels beans, 30.00 

2 '' " 6.00 

3 u '< 4.50 
1^ bushels beans, 1-'^^ 
30 pounds sausage, 3.60 
175 bushels corn, 175.00 
Lot of corn — pop, 6.00 



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1 winnowing mill, 14.00 

15 old barrels, 1.50 

Lot of seed corn, 4.00 

1 set of dry measures, 1.25 

3 manure forks, 3.50 

1 lot of chains, 18.00 

2 manure claws, 1.50 

3 shovels, 3.00 

1 pickaxe, .50 

3 whiffletrees, 3.00 

2 iron bars, 2.00 

1 steel trap, 1.00 

2 wood saws, 3.00 

5 scythes, 5.00 

6 axes, 4.00 
1 old barrel, .10 
1 two-ox sled, 20.00 
1 wheelbarrow, 5.00 
1 witch chain, 1.00 
1 monkey wrench, 1.00 
1 hammer, 1.00 
1 gun, 1.00 ; 1 string bells, 1.00, 2.00 
1 sickle, .10 ; 4 corn cutters, 6.00, 6.10 

4 ox muzzles, 6.00 ; 2 pairs steelyards, 2.00, 8.00 

3 chisels, 1.50 ; 2 garden rakes, .50, 2.00 
1 cross-cut saw, 3.00 ; 1 clothes wringer, 9.00, 12.00 
1 jack screw, 6.00 ; 1 set of bits, 3.50, 9.50 
1 scalding tub, 6.00 ; beetle and wedges, 1.00, 7.00 
1 stone cartbody, 4.00 ; 1 hand saw, 1.50, 5.50 

1 pair pole straps, 1.50 ; 1 halter, 1.00, 2.50 

2 drag rakes, 1.00 ; 1 set harnesses, 10.00, 11.00 

1 harness and sleigh, 10.00 

2 ox yokes, 12.00 ; 90 pounds lard, 12.60, 24.60 
8 old barrels, .80 ; 12 gallons molasses, 9.60, 10.40 
127 bushels oats, 82.55 ; ^ barrel pickles, 5.00, 87.55 
li barrels flour, 14.00 ; 60 pounds apple, 6.00, 20.00 
36 gallons vinegar, 10.80 ; 5 bushels carrots, 2.50, 13.30 
374 bushels potatoes, 374.00 
8 bushels beets, 8.00 ; 4 barrels apples, 8.00, 16.00 
1 barrel onions, 5.00 ; 30 pounds cheese, 4.50, 9.50 
40 lbs. candles, 4.80 ; 4 barrels cider, 12.00, 16.80 
10 cider barrels, 10.00 ; 3 barrels soap, 9.00, 19.00 
3^ barrels pork, 70.00 ; 350 pounds ham, 43.75, 113.75 
50 pounds corned beef, 5.00 ; 5 bushels turnips, 3.75, 8.75 
56 cabbages, 2.80 ; 21^ cords green wood, 85.00, 87.80 

5 cords dry wood, 15.00 ; 1 horse rake, 28.00, 43.00 
8 hoes at 50 cents each, 4.00 
12 baskets, 3.00 

3 ladders, 6.00 ; lot of soft soap, 6.00, 12.00 

3 planes, 2.00 

4 thousand feet lumber, ' 72.00 



$3,810.40 



$18,810.40 



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NAMES OF THE PAUPERS AT THE FARM FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1873. 

John Whitney, aged 75 years. Sarah J. Sargent, aged 42 years. 

James W. Powers, " 67 " Lucinda Wilson, " 55 " 

Daniel Rogers, " 69 " Martha Sargent, "17 " 

Eleazer Davis, "82 " Edward D. Wilson, "14 " 

Charlotte Lovejoy, " 75 " George T. Wilson, "11 " 

Orilla Batchelder, " 61 " Joseph II. Morrill, age unknown. 

NAMES OF THE PAUPERS WHO HAVE DIED OR LEFT 
THE FARM SINCE FEBRUARY 1, 1872. 

Minnie Brown, left farm Aug. 24, 
David Lawson, left farm March 27, 
Lizzie Davis, died March 27, 
Hannah Wilson, left farm Nov. 4, 
William Lawson, left farm July 23, 
Mary LaFrance and child, left farm July 3, 
Ellen Wads worth, died Aug. 21, 
Charles Thompson, left farm Jan. 22, 
Jeremiah Arlin, left farm Jan. 8, 

Number of paupers at the farm Feb. 1, 1873, 

Meals furnished transient persons during the year, 

Lodgings " " " " " 

Number of criminals received at the House of Correction during 

the year, 
Whole number of paupers at the farm during the year 
Average number for the year, 

Your Committee find upon the books of the Overseer at the Farm 
the following account of Receipts and Expenditures, from the sale of 
stock and other products of the farm, and from other sources, for the 
year past, to be as follows : 

RECEIPTS. 

To cash on hand Feb. 1, 1872, ^117.26 

To cash collected on outstanding bills of 1871, 223.00 

Sale of milk in Feb., 50.93 ; board of J. Davis, 12.00, 62.93 
Use of horse, 1.00; labor, 2.00; potatoes,oats, &c., 2.55, 5.55 
Sale of milk in March, 50.46 ; board of Whitney 

and Davis, 28.00, 78.46 

Use of horse, 3.75 ; potatoes, eggs, 1 sboat, 1 

calf, &c., 35.69, 39.44 

4 shoats, 4 calves, use of wagon, use of horse, 56.00 

Potatoes, beans, eggs, labor, straw, cabbage, and 

onions, '^•-* 

Sale of milk in April, 45.46 



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Labor, 23.00 ; use of horse, .75; ham, eggs, oats, 

potatoes, &c., 20. 15, 43.90 

Keeping cattle, 11.50 ; labor, 11.50 ; beans, 

eggs, &c., .50, 23.50 

Corn, oats, eggs, keeping traveller, witness fees, 

calf, ham, 10.41 

Sale of milk in May, 59.55 

Lumber, plaster, rhubarb, potatoes, wood, eggs, 18.19 

Labor, 28.00 ; use of horse, 3.25 ; board of Whit- 
ney, 22.00, 53.25 
Sale of milk in June, 51.71 
Labor, 265.00 ; police service, 7.25 ; peas, eggs, 

potatoes, 1.72, 273.97 

Sale of milk in July, 48.08 

Labor, 22.50 ; use of horse, 4.00; keeping cattle, 

5.75, 32.25 

Eggs, corn fodder, rye meal, corn, baiting horse, 7.00 

Sale of milk in August, 47.19 

Use of horse, 3.40 ; board of Whitney, 22.00 ; 2 

calves, 10.00, 35.40 

Cabbage, eggs, cucumbers, beets, straw, oats, 

melons, &c., 12.64 

Sale of milk in September, 46.43 

1 cow, 69.00 ; wood, 65.00; labor, 16.50 ; hay, 25.00, 175.50 
Keeping cattle, 19.62 ; use of horse, 2.50 ; ma- 
nure, 12.00, 34.12 
Sale of milk in October, 48.60 ; eggs, vegeta- 
bles, &c., 5.70, 54.30 
Use of horse, 2.50 ; labor, 5.00 ; hay and wood, 

110.00, ^ 117.50 

Eggs, oats, straw, onions, beets, beans, lumber, &c., 24.26 
Potatoes, 38.15 ; keeping cattle, 20.00; police 

services, 7 05, 65.20 

Sale of milk in November, 46.21 

Labor, 372.49 ; board of Whitney, 22.00 ; labor, 

6.50, 400.99 

Use of horse, 3.25; lard, 17.26; plaster, 4.00; 

hides, 19.07, 43.58 

Potatoes, 17.20 ; beef, 39.50 ; pork, 30.70 ; wood, 

10.00, 97.40 

Police services, 3.00 ; eggs, corn, &c., 8.62 ; sale 

of milk in December, 46.85, 57.97 

Wood, 202.37 ; beef, pork,hides, 159.31 ; hay and 

lumber, 394.72, 756.45 

Sow and pigs, 26.00; use of horse, 4.00 ; 1 bull, 

25.00 ; oats, 15.60, 70.60 

Mowing machine, pasturing cattle, vegetables, 

&c., 68.24 ; milk, 53.04, 121.28 

Garden vegetables, &c., for the year 1872, 74.18 

Board of overseer's horse one year, 60.00 



13,635.38 



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EXPENDITURES. 

Paid as follows : 

For tobacco, shorts, molasses, sugar, tea, yarn, $22.81 

Flour, sheeting, shoes, blacksmith's bill, grass 

seed, 51.57 

Box pills, tea, crackers, C. II. Martin's bill, 1 tea- 
kettle, 6.81 

18 lbs. cheese, 1 cow, cash to paupers, tobacco, 

crockery, shorts, 08.01 

4 pounds coffee, Eastman & Currier's bill, butter, 

^ dozen combs, 25.36 
Spool cotton, crockery, bedbug poison, 2 tons 

plaster, 23.54 

F. A. Fisk's bill, 36.28 ; meal bill, 205.00, 241.28 

Eastman & Currier's bill, 291.82 ; shorts, 8.05, 299.87 

H. H. Farnum's bill, 27.06 ; paid for horse, 99.77, 126.83 

Sawing lumber, 52.16 ; blacksmith's bill, 92.19, 144.35 

AVarde, Humphrey & Dodge's bill, 134.00 
N. S. Batchelder & Co., 17.71 : Batchelder, 

Wentworth & Co., 52.42, 70.13 

Grass, 30.00 ; superphosphate, 16.36, 46.36 

1 sow and pigs, 25.00 ; 2 cows, 50.62, 75.62 

1 yoke oxen, 210.00 ; haying tools, 10.31, 220.31 

Hay, 48.90 ; wood, 48.32 ; manure, 63.00, 160.22 
J. A. Weston, for chopping wood, 58.60 ; 1 bull, 

23.00, 81.60 

Pasturing cattle, 55.00 ; N. H. Patriot, 2.00, 57.00 

W. P. Ford. 19.95 ; Cone & Everett, .95, 20.90 

Labor, 614.81 ; overseer's salary, 600.00, 1,214.81 

Labor, 1.50 ; tobacco, 2.80 ; 2 files, .30, 4.60 

1 cask lime, chains, shoeing horse, bolts, 5.96 

1 whitewasii brush, tins, whip-lashes, shoeing horse, 2.36 
1 rooster, 4 pounds tea, 9 yards print, 15 yards cloth, 8.60 

Shoeing horse, rep. harness, for keeping cow, 7,75 

Tomato plants, paint, shoeing horse, 3 hoes, 8.80 
6 pounds coffee, 1.56 ; beet seed, 1.00 ; 1 monkey 

wrench, 1.50, 4.06 

Shoeing horse, 1 set drag plank, 1 paper tacks, 4.25 

Netting, seeds, oil, mending harness, ox-bows, 3.05 

1 staple, 1 jug, shoeing horse, 2 collars, 6.10 
Rep. harness, 1 dozen bolts, sheet lead, &c., coffin, 5.78 

5 pounds coffee, i barrel cider, 4.37 ; shoeing 

horses, 8.20, " 12.57 

Tobacco, 9.00 ; repairing lightning-rods, 9.00, 18.00 
Print and cloth, 21,04; meat, 2.10; bolts and 

bits, 1.08, 24.22 
3 pounds tea. 2.95; surveying, 2.91; making 

cider, 4.00, 9-86 

2 pairs shoes, 2.50 ; repairing shoes, 2.20 ; pay 

Dr Johnson, 3.00, 7.70 

1 file, medicine, paregoric, dates, keeping cow, 2.48 



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Fisli, N. H. Statesman, sweet potatoes, oysters, 5.55 

Crackers, stove-pipe, yarn, pins, horse blanket, 7.04 

Medicine, repairing saws, cash to paupers, 1 axe, 4.10 

Butter, jacket, 1 pint rum, school books, apples, 8.32 

1 pint oil, 2 meat barrels, 2 caps, 2 pairs drawers, 8.35 

2 handkerchiefs, 1 pair gloves, knife, 2 axe handles, 2.65 
Crackers, weighing hay, turkeys, 11.45 
6 bushels rye, pasturing oxen, milk, 16.83 
Repairing wagon, insurance policy, 6.00 
Use of overseer's horse and carriage one year, 35.00 



$3,335.83 



Receipts, $3,635.38 

Expenditures, 3,335.83 

$299.55 
Balance due on outstanding bills for 1871, 20.00 

Amount of note against George W. Brown, 210.00 

Outstanding bills due the farm, 1872, 94.52 

Aid furnished transient persons during the year, 40.75 

Leaving a balance in excess of expenditures, $664.82 

To which add amount of stone quarried from the farm the past 
year by 

Putney & Chadwick, 148.90 

Roberts & Crowley, 237.68 

Lamprey & Bond, 86.86 

Net income from the farm, $1,138.26 

In presenting this report, your committee are unanimous in the opin- 
ion that the farm is well managed, and that the welfare of the inmates 
has been carefully considered by the overseer and matron. 
Respectfully submitted. 

ALFRED C. ABBOTT, ) Committee 
JOHN C. LINEHAN, )- on the 
CHARLES H. FARNUM,) City Farm. 



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FIFTH ANNUAL KEPOET 

OF THE OVERSEER OF THE POOR FOR WARDS 

3, 4, 5, 6, & 7. 



To the City Council of the City of Concord : 

The undersigned herewith presents his Fifth Annual Report of re- 
ceipts and expenditures on pauper account, for the year ending Janu- 
ary 31, 1873: 

The appropriation for the support of paupers for the year 

ending Jan. 31, 1873, was $3,000.00 

Balance unexpended of account of 1872, 728.14 

Received of Merrimack County for aid furnished County 

paupers for the year 1871, 1,969.56 



$5,698.70 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Individuals and families aided as follows: 

Paid Town of Canterbury for aid to Geo. A. Sargent, Amer- 
ican, $2.56 
Aid furnished J. D. Cooper, American, 6.99 
Samuel Morrill, board of Harper Morrill, American, 139.25 
Dr. A. H. Crosby, professional services, 9.00 
Town of Bow, aid furnished wife of Geo. H. Saltmarsh, 

American, 32.00 
Dr. A. A. Moulton, professional services at City Farm, 

1871-72, 14.00 

J. L. Gerrish, four cords hard wood, 28.16 

Dr. A. A. Moulton, vaccinating city poor, 60.75 

Dr. Timothy Haynes, attendance at City Farm, 2.00 
Town of Barnstead, aid to Mrs. George G. Stevens, 

American, 6.00 
Gardner K. Knowles, support of Josiah Knowles, Amer- 
ican, 52.00 
George P. Whittredge, support of Clifford family, Irish, 138.73 
Aid to Mrs. Mary A. Morrison, American, 3.00 
" Peter C. Farnum, American, W. Concord, . 127.67 
" John Sullivan, Irish, West Concord, 8.21 
" James Flynn, Irish, 62.24 
*' James K. Page, American, West Concord, 86.69 
John Harrington, Irish, West Concord, 160.40 



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Paid aid to Mrs. Samuel McConnell, American, 8.00 

" Daniel Blackstone, Irish, 5.50 

Ziba Caldwell, American, 120.52 

Aid to Miss Kate Baker, American, Fisherville, 4.25 

Aid to Mrs. William Randell, American 12.00 

'' Geo. J. Eastman, American, Fisherville, 16.50 

" P. P. Sanborn, American, Fisherville, 22.50 

Thomas C. Campbell, American, 8.00 

James M. Drew, American, ^.00 

Amount furnished city paupers outside City Almshouse, 
and exclusive of those at the Asylum for the Insane, 
and the Reform School, $1,141.92 

Amount paid for support of paupers at the Asylum for 

the Insane, the past year, 1,073.64 

For maintenance of two boys at State Reform School one 

year, and five each for a portion of the year, 312.28 



$2,527.84 



Of this amount $272.72 is chargeable to the 
county from Asylum and Reform School ac- 
count, $272.72 

Received for wood sold, 21.00 

" on sundry pauper accounts, 24.00 

" of the town of New Boston, 114.52 

Still due from the town of New Boston, 6.00 



$438.24 



Whole expense of city paupers off the City Farm, including 

those at the Asylum and Reform School, $2,089.60 

Aid furnished county paupers as follows : 

John Divine, Irish, $8.20 

Ellen Gerry, Irish, 6.00 

Elizabeth Clary, Irish, 5.28 

Callahan McCarty, Irish, 64.00 

Rebecca Carter, American, 210.75 

Harriet Ash, 23.91 

Mrs. W^illiam Hannagan, Irish, 20.00 

Kate Bresnahan, Irish, 25.50 

Daniel Sullivan, Irish, 12.50 

Jeddie W^elcom, French, 9.00 

Mary LaFrance, French, 8.95 

Mrs. Warren Glover, French, .64 

William Robinson, Irish, .87 

Mrs. Orlando Philbrick, American, 48.00 

Mrs. Michael Caffrey, Irish, 4.00 

Mrs. Mary Owens, Fisherville, Irish, 156.00 

Mrs. Mary Storin, Irish, 16.00 

Amasa Rarasdell, West Concord, American, 15.92 

Mary Haley, Irish, 2.50 

Mrs. ^largaret Gallagher, Irish, 14.20 



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Catherine Cochran, Irish, 9.00 

Albert D. Sterling, Scotch, 9.25 

Mrs. George A. Gawler, Irish, 2.44 

Mrs. AVilliam (iawler, French, 101.91 

Honora Noland, Irish, 11.20 

Sewell Keyes, American, 20.00 

Patrick McGuire, Irish, 18.00 

Mrs. Daniel INIcDonald, Irish, • 22.13 

Samuel Chandler, American, 32.59 

Sally Davis, American, 32.53 

Henry Taylor, Fisherville, English, 15.00 

John Haines, Fisherville, American, 310.93 

Charles Smith, 8.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth N. Austin, Fisherville, American, 21.53 

Mrs. Robert Lawson, Irish, 15.49 

William Marsh, American, 49.43 

Wm. Powell, W. Concord, American, 25.25 

Jacob Godfrey, French, 11.00 

Jacob Godfrey, Jr., French, 14.00 

Eli Godfrey, French, 17.00 

Mrs. Wm. Sager, Fisherville,^English, 21.75 

Lawrence Whalen, Irish, " 46.80 

Mrs. Thomas Coty, French, 123.74 

Lovell J. Sherman, American, 4.00 

William Abbott, American, 11.00 

Albert DeLuce, French, 8.00 

Mrs. Martin Deviny, W. Concord, Irish, 148.59 

John Duchond, Fisherville, French, 13.25 

Moses Fyler, W. Concord, American, • 33.19 

Anthony Welch, Irish, 9.90 

Horace Smart, W. Concord, American, 7Q.60 

Napoleon Supry, Fisherville, French, 22.25 

Mary Donovan, Irish, 3.00 

Carrie Washington, colored, 6.00 

Ellen Woods, Irish, 3.00 

Fred. Hanks, French, ' 5.00 

Jeremiah Cooney, Irish, 12.00 

John Pelleren, French, 12.50 

Onesime Bourdon, French, 10.00 

Martin J. Carroll, Irish, 2.75 

Samuel Truet, Fisherville, French, 12.75 

Transient persons, 104.90 

Paid to State Reform School, 199.14 

Paid to Asylum for the Insane, 73.58 



Expense of County paupers residing in and aided by the city, $2,369.99 

Whole expense of City paupers for the year ending 

February 1, 1873, $2,089.60 

Amount furnished County paupers, 2,369.99 

Total, $4,459.59 

Balance unexpended, . $1,239.11 

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The number of applicants for aid the past year was 217; number of 
persons aided, 212 ; number of deaths, including two at the Alms-house, 
15, — males 7, females 8. 

The number of persons aided exceeded by fifty those of the year 
preceding. There has been among the poor the past year, including 
those in Ward 1 under the care of Assistant City Physician Dr. C. C. 
ToplifF, an unusual amount of sickness requiring medical attendance. 
The want of suitable hospital accommodations for the sick and unfor- 
tunate, constantly increasing among us, — who have no home or friends 
of ability to care for them when sick, or disabled by accident, for 
a time, to provide for themselves, — is felt and acknowledged. I would 
suggest that our Alms-house is not so far removed from the city proper, 
or so crowded with inmates, as to prevent, it seems to me, the practica- 
bility of fitting up one or more rooms in connection therewith, for the 
better accommodation of such, thereby lessening the expense to the 
city, and increasing the comfort of the sick. 

Of the sanitary condition of the Alms-house, the expense of the 
maintenance of the poor therein, together with the details and general 
management of the city farm, you have been made acquainted by per- 
sonal inspection, and from the report of the Committee on the Poor 
Farm, already submitted. 

The report of the City Physician, Dr. G. P. Conn, whose services, 
when requested, have been promptly rendered to those under the su- 
pervision of the city, will give all further necessary information relative 
thereto. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

C. F. STEWART, 

Overseer of Poor for Wards 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. 



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REPORT OF CITY PHYSICIAN. 



To the Honorable City Council and Overseer of the Poor of 
the City of Concord : 

Gentlemen : I have the honor to report to you that the 
past year has been one of usual health among those who, 
from misfortune, clann our sympathy and attention to keep 
them from suffering and want. 

There has been no unusual amount of sickness in this 
section of the State, and no one disease has been prevalent 
enough to be characterized as an epidemic, — which has been 
very fortunate for the poor, as an epidemic generally is 
met with in the abodes of the poor and needy sooner than 
in the habitations of those who are more fortunate in hav- 
ino' that which renders them comfortable in house and 
home. 

At the City Farm there has been but very little sickness, 
and but two deaths. There were a few cases of scarlet 
fever there at the end of last year, and at my first visit I 
found all convalescent except one, who was suffering 
from the secondary effects of the disease, and who died 
in a few days from effusion of water on the brain. The 
other death was from consumption, the patient coming 
there a few weeks prior to her decease. 

Among the poor outside the Farm, I have been called 
into twenty-two different families, but the most of them 
required attention but a short time. There have been three 
deaths among this class, — one of dropsy, one of consump- 
tion, and one of typhoid fever. 

There have been one murder, one suicide, and two cases 
of persons found dead, which claimed the attention of the 
city authorities. 

We have had small pox and varioloid in five diflerent 
places during the last four months, and have been fortunate 
enough to keep it confined to its original localities each 
time. There have been ten cases in all, with only one 
death ; and I think we have reason to congratulate ourselves 
that we have had less of this loathsome disease than any 



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other place in the State with the same number of inhabi- 
tants, and less than many with half our population. 

I would make but a single suggestion. The population 
of our city, and its prospective increase, seem to demand 
that suitable provision should be made to meet the require- 
ments for public safety, when small pox, or any other 
infectious disease, appears in our midst; and a pest-house 
or small pox hospital should be erected and maintained by 
the city, in a proper location, where such cases as in the 
judgment, of the health officers require removal can be 
taken at once, to be properly cared for and made comfort- 
able. It would save much expense, and those who might 
be so unfortunate as to need to be isolated for the public 
good could be provided for in a proper manner without 
any delay. 

G. P. CONN, City Physician. 

Feb. 12, 1873. 



REPORT 

OF THE 

TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBEAIiY, 



By the Keport of our excellent and faithful Librarian, 
appended to this, we find that our Public Library is in as 
good condition as in any former year. In one respect, at 
least, it presents a better aspect than ever before. The 
number of persons who have used the Library, as reported, 
is 223 more this year than was reported last year. This 
certainly is a fact most encouraging, for, decidedly, the 
usefulness of the Library is increased in proportion to the 
number who avail themselves of its benefits. 

A Public Library, to effect its best results, should reach 
the largest possible number of the reading communit}^ and 
can never attain its legitimate object until this is attained. 
To do this, two things are absolutely necessary. First, 
that the number of the books should be increased in pro- 



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portion to the reading population. And, second, that the 
books should be readable^ that is, such as the people will 
read, as well as good books. 

It is only a waste of money to fill a library with other 
books. They will never be taken from its shelves, or, if 
taken, will not be read. A public library for a Christian 
commuiiity should, of course, have religious books, wheth- 
er denominational or otherwise. It must have books of 
science, history, biography, and travel, written in a 
popular, pleasing manner. It must also have books of 
fiction, only, however, of the better class. Amusement as 
well as instruction is to %q the object of a public library ; 
for, unless amusement of a healthy character be ofiered, it 
will be impossible for any people to be kept from degrada- 
tion and vice. 

As last year the '* Board of Trustees of the Public 
Library" pleaded for an enlargement of the Library by 
bequests and donations of individuals, so now would they 
plead for an increase of appropriations from the city au- 
thorities, believing that every dollar so appropriated will 
be tenfold increased by the increase of virtue, morality, 
and religion, and by the decrease of cost in sustaining the 
Poor-house, the Reformatory, and the Jail. 
All of which is most respectfully submitted. 

JAMES H. EAMES, 
A. W. FISKE, 
SIMEON ABBOTT, 
JOSEPH T. CLOUGH, 
J. D. BARTLEY, 
WM. H. KIMBALL, 
ISAAC N. ABBOTT. 



REPORT OF LIBRARIAN OF CONCORD PUBLIC LL 
BRARY TO THE TRUSTEES. 

Number of persons who have used the library the current 

year, 841 

Number of books charged, 29,351 

Average number each library day, 191 

Number of books at last report, 5',777 

Books added by donation, 36 

Books added by purchase, 170 



Number of volumes now in library, 5,398 



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Of the donations, 33 volumes were from the Hon. J. W. Pat- 
terson ; 3 vohimes from the Advent Publication Society. 

Books missing at the annual examination from wear and non- 
return at the end of the year, 149; and at this time about one 
half that number have been returned to the library. 
Respectfully submitted, 

FRED'K S. CRAWFORD, Librarian. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Charles W. Sargent, Treasurer of City of Concord Public 
Library Fund^ 

1872. Dr. 

Feb. 20, For balance of money on hand 

this date, 140.81 

City appropriation, 500.00 

Interest on Lyon Fund 1 year, 65.50 

Int. on Pierce legacy 1 year, 60.00 
Receipts of library by F. S. 

Crawford, 183.96 

1850.27 



1872. Cr. 




Apr. 18, By paid F. S. Crawford, 


16.00 


E. C. Eastman, agent. 


86.31 


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11.56 


(C cc 


45.52 


R. p. Sanborn, for wood and 




sawing, 


10.85 


Republican Press Association, 


5.50 


F. S. Crawford, binding 




books, &c.. 


219.42 


F. S. Crawford, librarian and 




assistant, 


250.00 


E. C. Eastman, 


27.69 


Balance, cash on hand. 


187.42 



$850.27 

CHARLES W. SARGENT, Treasurer. 
Concord, N. H., Feb. 7, 1873. 



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REPORT 



COMMITTEE ON SEWERAGE 



To the City Council of the City of Concord: 

The Committee on sewerage submit the following report : 
The appropriation voted by your Honorable body, for the 
year ending Feb. 1, 1873, is $1,000. There has been expended 
during the year, for sewerage, $1,169.54, as follows : 
Cement pipes for Spring street, $229.50 

Trenching and laying pipe for Spring street, 206.50 

Repairing and sharpening tools, 2.80 

Cement, 2.87 

Cement pipe for Bowery avenue (not laid), 495.00 

Plank for drain in Prince street, 25.80 

Concord Gas Light Co., for damage, 2.00 

Ford & Kimball, for castings for cess-pools, 174.99 

Hutchinson & Howarth, for account for 1871, ' 30.08 



$1,169.54 

JOHN KIMBALL, 

E. L. CHILDS, y Comynittee. 

STILLMAN HUMPHREY, 



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REPORT 



CEMETERY COMMITTEE. 



2'o the honor ahle City Coimcil of the City of Concord: 

The CcMiiotery Coniinittcc beg leave to submit llieir Annual 
Kei)ort : 

BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY. 

Balance over from last year, $179.02 

Received from sales of lots, 1,477.30 

" " wood and lumber, 10.25 



$1,072.57 



Paid City on account of purchase, $738.()5 

Warde, ITum])1irey k Dodge, for tools, 5.10 
JMoore iV Sons, for tools, 1.00 

Thomns Carloy, for labor, 154.44 

C. W. Paige, labor and superintendence, 200.25 

$1,159.44 

Balance cash on hand, $513.13 

OLD CEMETERY. 

Tlie Fund ofllie old Cemetery was invested in United States 
Bonds, and aniounted to six hundred dollars. These Bonds 
have been sold by the City Treasurer during the yeai", and the 
amount realized for them was $719.33. Seven hundred dollars 
of this anu)unt have been invested in the Water AVt)iks Bonds 
of this city, M'hich are now held by the City Treasurer, so that 
the account stands thus : 

Received from sale of Bonds, $719.33 

« « Interest, Dec. 9, on W.W. Bonds, 21.00 

$73,043 



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Paid for City W.ater Works Bonds, IG97.G5 

C. W. raiu-c\ 4'2.G8 



$740.33 



and there is now due Mr. Paige tlie snin of forty dollars (|540) 
for work and labor bestowed on said CcnK^tery during the year, 
which the income from the invested fund has not been sufficient 
to pay. For the last two or three years an ap}>ropriation has 
been made to meet this deficit, and we ask the incoming City 
Council for an appropriation for the same jnirposc. The rea- 
sons are set forth more at length in previous re|)oits, and are 
simply that the income from the invested funds is not suffi- 
cient to keep the walks in order. Tiie committee have expend- 
ed n6 more money than seeined to be absohitcly required for 
this purpose, and unless a small appropriation is made annually, 
the walks must be neglected. 

The amount now due the city for the purchase of the Blossom 
Hill Cemetery, is $1,942.68, with interest since January 31, 
1873. 

JOHN G. LINCOLN, 
CHAULES C.LUND, 
ENOCH GEIIUISH. 



REPORT 

OF TUIC 

CITY SOLICITOR 



To the City Council of the City of Concord: 

The City Solicitor reports that during the last municipal 
year a large amount of business has been transacted by 
him, as must be apparent to any one having any knowledge 
of the multifarious legal rpiestions continually arising in 
the management of the affairs of a city so large as ours, and 
especially when engaged in so many improvements. 

Questions in regard to taxation, sewerage, highways, and 
claims for damages thereon, paupers, small pox, and upon 
a great variety of subjects have received consideration, 
and have been made the subjects of more or less examina- 
tion. The business before the Police Court has been very 



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large, two hunclrecl and ten persons having been arraigned 
for offences of almost every grade between murder and in- 
toxication. The greater portion of the complaints and 
warrants have been made by myself, and the investigation 
and trial of some of them have occupied considerable time 
and attention. In performing this part of my duty I have 
had the intelligent aid of the City Marshal and his assist- 
ants, which has been of great value. 

The cases now remaining upon the dockets of the court 
are the suit of John B. Palmer v. Concord, in Strafford 
county, which could not be tried, because the judges who 
have held the terms of court in that county have been res- 
idents of Concord, and were therefore disqualified ; the 
suit of Chase Philbrick and Jeremiah F. Donovan v. Con- 
cord, in Hillsborough county, brought to recover the sum 
of $300, the amount of a reward offered by the city for 
the arrest and conviction of Carroll Sanborn ; and the suit 
of Cooledge v. Concord, in Merrimack County, brought as 
I understand, to recover an increased amount of damages 
for land, &c., taken by the Water Commissioners, near 
Long Pond — a suit which will probably be managed by the 
commissioners, as they have employed counsel, and no in- 
formation of its pendency has been given me from any 
source. In this connection I will also state that the refer- 
ence between the Holdens and the city was a matter of 
the Water Commissioners, and one in which I had no part. 

The suit of Pickering v. Concord, mentioned in my last 
report, has been satisfactorily adjusted between the parties. 
Mr. Pickering received $125.75 in full settlement of his 
claim and costs. 

CHARLES P. SANBOEN, City Solicitor, 



KEPORT 

or THE 

POLICE JUSTICE 



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

The Police Justice herewith submits the Twentieth Annual 
Report. 



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Twenty-seven civil actions have been entered in the Police 
Court during the financial year ending with this date. 

Two hundred and fifteen persons, charged with the commis- 
sion of criminal offences, have been arraigned before the Police 
Justice during said year. 

An account of those prosecutions, in which the City Marshal 
and Assistant City Marshal have participated, may be found in 
their respective reports of this date. 

The Police Justice charges himself as follows : 
Amount of costs received in said criminal 

prosecutions, 11,056.34 

Amount of fines received, 1,172.75 

Amount of costs in civil actions, 23.53 



12,252.62 



And discharges himself as follows : 

Paid to City Marshal, Assistant City Mar- 
shal, and other officers, and witness's 
fees, &c., $776.24 

Paid for blanks and other expenses, 18.33 

Paid to City Treasurer, 1,458.05 



$2,252.62 



The business of the Police Court, during the year now ter- 
minating, has been largely in excess of that of any previous 
year since the organization of the city. 

SYLVESTER DANA, Police Justice. 

Concord, Jan. 31, 1873. 



REPORT 

OF THE 

CITY MARSHAL 



Marshal's Office, ^ 

City of Concord, January 31, 1873. j 

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

Gentlemen, — I have the honor to present for your consider- 
ation my report of the business of the Police Department of 
the city of Concord for the year ending January 31, 1873. 



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The whole number of arrests made during the year, not in- 
cluding those made at Fisherville, were 371, as follows : 

Intoxication, 127 

Assault, 44 

For being out late at night, 41 

Noise, brawl, and tumult, 24 

Larceny, 22 

Disturbing the peace, 19 

Suspicious persons, 17 

Keeping liquor for sale, ' 10 

Selling liquor, 6 

Common seller of liquor, 1 

Common drunkard, 4 

Truancy, 6 

Breaking glass, 5 

Ran away from home, 4 

Malicious mischief, 4 

Keeping open saloon after 10 o'clock, 4 

Driving horse further than stipulated, 4 

Common prostitute, 3 

Stubborn and disobedient, 3 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 3 

Insane, 3 

Cruelty to animals, * 2 

Bastardy, 2 

Indecent exposure of person, • 2 

Evading railroad fare, 2 

Keeping open saloon on Sunday, 1 

Breaking and entering, 1 

Making and putting up a lottery, 1 

Threatening, 1 

Aiding the escape of prisoner, 1 

Manslaughter, 1 

Common loafer, 1 

Interfering with officer, 1 

Larceny from the person, 1 

Total, * 371 

Of the above cases, 179 were arraigned before the Police Court 
charged with the following offences, to w^it : 

Intoxication, 64 

Assault, 44 

Larceny, 16 

Noise, brawl, and tumult, 9 

Keeping liquor for sale, 10 



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Selling liquor, ' 6 

Common driuikarcl, 4 

Keeping open saloon after 10 o'clock, 4 

Breaking glass, ^ 

Common prostitute, 3 

Stubborn and disobedient, 2 

Bastardy, ^ 2 

Common seller of liquor, 1 

Keeping open saloon Sunday, 1 

Making and putting up a lottery, 1 

Threatening, 1 

Larceny from the person, 1 

Manslaughter, 1 

Evading railroad fare, 1 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 3 

Breaking and entering, 1 

Driving horse further than stipulated, 1 

179 

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

Sentenced to pay fines, . 1^^ 
Ordered to recognize to appear at the Supreme Judicial 

Court, 21 

Discharged, * 

Sentenced to the House of Correction, 4 

Dismissed, or 7ioUe prosequi, 4 

Sentenced to the Reform School, 2 

Ordered to recognize to keep the peace, 2 

179 

Whole number of lodgers accommodated at the station 

house during the year, 220 

Whole number of prisoners and lodgers accommodated at 

the station house during the year, ^ 591 

Discharged from custody without complaint, for what 

seemed to be good and sufficient reason, 192 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN CONNELL, City Marshal. 



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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 in Ward One for the year 
ending Jan. 31, 1873 : 
Whole number of arrests made during the year, 58 

Intoxication, 24 

Larceny, 2 

Keeping open saloon after 10 o'clock, 4 

Keeping open saloon Sunday, 1 

Breaking and entering, 1 

Assault, 5 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 3 

Playing ball Sunday, , 12 

Adultery, 1 

Common drunkard, 1 

Keeping liquor for sale, 4 

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Of the above cases, 31 were arraigned before the Police Court 
charged with the following offences, to wit : 

Intoxication, 13 

Larceny, 2 

Keeping open saloon after 10 o'clock, 4 

Common drunkard, 1 

Keeping liquor for sale, 4 

Keeping open saloon Sunday, 1 

Breaking and entering, 1 

Assault, 3 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 1 

Adultery, 1 

31 

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

Sentenced to pay fines, 24 

Sentenced to House of Correction, 1 

Ordered to recognize to appear at the Supreme Judicial Court, 6 

31 
Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN CHADWICK, Ass't City Marshal, Fisherville. 



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REPORTS 

OP THE 

CITY LIQUOR AGENTS, 



CoNcoED, ISTovember 30, 1872. 
To His Honor the Mayoi\ 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 Feb. 1, 1872, to Nov. 30, 1872 : 
Stock, fixtures, and cash on hand Feb. 1, 

1872, as per report, 1503.63 

Liquors since purchased, 1,703.17 

Received for barrels, &c., 12.60 

Profits on sales, 285.50 



$2,504.80 



CONTRA. 

fetock and fixtures on hand Nov. 30, 1872, $509.29 

Paid freight and express, 12.70 

Agent's salary, nine months, to date, 225.00 

Estimated leakage on cask of brandy, 25.00 

Paid to City Treasurer, 29.64 

Liquors purchased since Feb. 1, 1872, 1,703.17 

$2,504.80 

Number of sales, 3,512 

Bills all settled. 

THOS. F. BROWN, Jr., Agent. 

To His Ho7ior 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 in the 
City of Concord. 

Amount of liquors and fixtures received 
of T. F. Brown, Jr., December 6, 
1872, $509.29 

Liquors since purchased, 456.62 

Profit on sales, 56.89 

$1,022.80 



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CONTRA. 

Amount of liquors and fixtures as per in- 
voice Feb. 1, 1873, 682.26 
Cash paid for bottles, 13.14 
Agent's salary, 43.75 
Cash in agent's hands, 283.65 



81,022.80 



Amount of unpaid bill's not (Jue, $456.62 

CONTRA. 
Amount of stock in excess of amount re- 
ceived of T. F. Brown, Jr., $172.97 
Cash in agent's hands, 283.65 



8456.62 

Number sales, 624 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. E. CLIFFORD, City Agent. 
Concord, N. II., Feb. 1, 1873. 

State of New Hampshire, Merrimack ss. February 12, 1873. 
Subscribed and sworn to before me, 

JOHN KIMBALL, Justice of the Peace. 

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 Fish- 
erville, in the City of Concord, for the year ending Feb. 1, 1873. 



Liquors on hand Feb. 1, 


1872, 


8275.00 




Since purchased. 




425.00 




Freight and express, 




22.15 




Agent's salary. 


CONTRA. 


75.00 


8797.15 


Sales to date. 




8455.18 




Liquors on hand. 




300.00 


. 


Fixtures, 




20.00 




Cash on hand, 




21.97 


8797.15 


Whole number of sales, 






925 



Respectfully submitted, 

C. C. TOPLIFF, Agent. 

State of New Hampshire, Merrimack ss. Feb. 10, 1873. Sub- 
scribed and sworn to before me, 

W. II. BELL, Justice of the Peace.