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THE TWENTY-FIFTH 

ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

f^edeipt^ cir\d J<xipendittLi'e$ 

OF THE 

CITY OF CONCOBD, 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAE ENDING 

JANUARY 31, 1878, 

Together with other^ Annual JIepof^ts and Papers 
relating to the j&ffaif^s of the clty. 







CONCORD, N. H.: 

PRINTED BY THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION. 
I873. 






MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS. 



City Clerk's Office, \ 
City of Concord, Feb. 1, 1878. ) 
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 ordering 
such service, material, or aid, and should know 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. 

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

All bills against the city must be approved by the person 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 
payment. 

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, he 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. 21, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27 July 
25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 26, Jan. 23, 1879, Feb. 20. 

C. F. STEWART, City Clerk. 



CITY GOVERNMENT, 

CONCORD, N. H., 1877-8. 



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MAYOR, 

GEOKG-E A. PILLSBTJKY. 

BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

John C. Linehan. 
John G. Tallant. 
Jehial D. Knight. 
Samuel W. Shattuck. 
Joseph A. Cochran. 
Byron G. Merrill. 
Henry Churchill. 

Charles F. Stewart, City Clerk. 

COMMON COUNCILMEN. 

John C. Thorn, President. 

Frederick G. Chandler, Edward Runnels. 
John T. Tenney, John T. Batchelder. 
Stephen W. Kellom, Ira C. Phillips. 
John C. Thorn, Emory N. Shepard. 
George F. Underbill, Aram B. Smith. 
Lewis B. Iloit, Timothy Colby. 
E. A. F. Hammond, James W. Lane. 

Lewis L. Mower, Clerk. 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. 

On Finance — The Mayor ; Alderman Tallant ; Councilraen 
Hoit and Smith. 

On Accounts and Claims — Alderman Churchill ; Council- 
men Underhill and Shepard. 

On Lands and Buildings — Alderman Linehan ; Council- 
men Tenney and Hammond. 

On Public Instruction — Alderman Cochran ; Councilmen 
Chandler and Batchelder. 

On Streets and Commons — Alderman Knight ; Councilmen 
Colby and Lane. 

On Roads and Bridges — Alderman Shattuck ; Councilmen 
Runnels and Killom. 

On Fire Department — Alderman Merrill ; Councilmen 
Shepard and Colby. 

On Lighting Streets — Alderman Shattuck ; Councilmen 
Hoit and Lane. 

On City Farm — Alderman Tallant ; Councilmen Under- 
hill and Phillips. 

On Cemeteries — Alderman Linehan ; Councilmen Ham- 
mond and Smith. 

STANDING COMMITTEES IN BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. 

On Elections and Returns — Alderman Cochran. 
On Engrossed Ordinances — Alderman Linehan. 
On Bills on Second Reading — Alderman Tallant. 
On Police and Licenses — Alderman Shattuck. 
On Sewers and Brains — The Mayor ; Aldermen Merrill 
and Shattuck. 

STANDING COMMITTEES IN COMMON COUNCIL. 

On Flections and Returns — Councilmen Shepard, Under- 
hill, and Tenney. 

On Bills on Second Reading — Councilmen Chandler, Smith, 
and Runnels. 

On Engrossed Ordinances — Councilmen Hoit, Hammond, 
and Runnels. 

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, up stairs. 

City Solicitor — Charles P. Sanborn. Office, Sanborn's 
block, corner Main and Capitol streets, up stairs. 

City Marshal — John Connell. Office, corner Main and 
Warren streets, up stairs. 

Assistant Marshal — John Chadwick, Fisherville. 

City Physician — Geo. W. Cook, office, Cyrus Hill block. 

Assistant City Physician — Win. H. Hosmer, Fisherville. 

Collector of Taxes — Charles T. Huntoon. Office, Brown's 
block, Warren street, up stairs. 

Police Justice — Sylvester Dana. 

Special Police Justice — A. B. Thompson. 

Clerk of Police Court — R. P. Staniels. 

Board of Education Union School District — Elislia Adams, 
P. Brainard Cogswell, Henry J. Crippen, Oliver Pillsbury, 
Charles P. Sanborn, Warren Clark, D. C. Allen. 

Overseer of the Poor for Wards o, 4-> &•> 61 an ^ ^ — C. F. 
Stewart. 

Health Officers — John Connell, Dr. G. W. Cook, and Al- 
derman Churchill. 

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

Messenger — R. P. Sanborn. 

Assessors — Cyrus Runnels, Wm. A. Bean, Timothy Car- 
ter, Charles Woodman, Curtis White, George S. Dennett, 
Andrew S. Smith. 

Superintending School Committee for Wards 1, 3, 3, and 7 — 
Rev. A. Burnham, Abial Rolf'e, Wm. W. Flint. 

Trustees of the Public Library — Ward 1, Rev. A. W. Fiske ; 
Ward 2, Joseph T. ClougH ; Ward 3, Rev. J. W. Colwell ; 
Ward 4, Rev. F. D. Ayer ; Ward 5, George E. Jenks ; Ward 
6, Chas. C. Lund ; Ward 7, Amos Blancbard; Librarian, F. 
S. Crawford. 

Board of Water Commissioners — Benjamin A. Kimball, 
term expires March 31,1878; John M. Hill, term expires 
March 31, 1878 ; Samuel S. Kimball, term expires March 31, 
1879; Luther P. Durgin, term expires March 31, 1879; 
John Kimball, term expires March 31, 1880 ; Wm. M. Chase, 
term expires March 31, 1880 ; George A. Pillsbury, ex-officio. 
President, Benjamin A. Kimball ; Clerk, John M. Hill; Su- 
perintendent, V. C. Hastings. Office, White's Block. 

Superintendent of Repairs of Highways and Bridges — Geo. 
A. Pillsbury. 



Old and Blossom Hill Cemetery Committee — Charles C. 
Lund, Charles Woodman, James H. Chase. 

East Concord Cemetery Committee — John T. Batchelder, 
Wm. A. Bean, and Joseph E. Plummer. 

Fisherville Woodlawn Cemetery Committee — Charles C. Bean, 
John G. Warren, John A. Coburn. 

West Concord Cemetery Committee — Chandler Eastman, 
Timothy Carter, Omar L. Shepard. 

Engineers of the Fire Department — Chief Engineer, James 
N. Lauder ; Assistant Engineers, N. H. Haskell, Daniel B. 
Newhall, C. M. Lang, Joseph S. Merrill, William D. Ladd, 
Moses H. Bean, Cyrus R. Robinson, Wyman W. Holden. 

Steward of Central Fire Station — Eben F. Richardson. 

Superintendent of Poor Farm — Lucius L. Farwell. 

Police Officers — John Connell, Charles H. Jones, James E. 
Rand, Jacob E. Hutchins, Harrison Partridge, James M. 
Jones, John Chad wick. 

Undertakers — For Old and Blossom Hill Cemeteries, Chas. 
Crow ; W^ard 1, Fisherville, John A. Coburn ; Ward 2, East 
Concord, George W. Lake; Ward 3, West Concord, Simeon 
Partridge; Millville, William H. Currier; Horse Hill Cem- 
etery, George Abbott. 



REPORT 



CITY TREASURER 



The City Treasurer respectfully submits his annual report 
of receipts and expenditures : 



RECEIPTS 




Cash on hand Feb. 1, 1877, 


$2,141.67 


Wra. H.Allison, taxes of 1871, 


66.78 


" " 1872, 


18.18 


" " 1873, 


5.46 


" " 1874, 


19.19 


« " 1875, 


2,611.59 


Interest, " 1871, 


13.48 


1872, 


12.67 


" " 1873, 


75.28 


« 1874, 


6.75 


1875, 


567.04 


C. T. Huntoon, taxes of 1876, 


24,000.00 


" " 1877, 


143,000.00 


Interest, " 1876, 


900.00 


1877, 


100.00 


Town of Campton, N. II., city paupers, 28.40 


C. F. Stewart, " 


56.30 


City of Manchester, " 


26.50 


Town of We a re, " 


110.50 


" Campton, " 


132.25 


Concord F. C. Society, " 


24.00 



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Connell & Savory, incidentals, $150.00 
Whittemore & Kimball, incidentals, 50.00 

County of Merrimack, " 11.92 

Horace Hammond, " 13.50 
County of Merrimack, county paupers, 3,381.70 

" sidewalks, 109.92 

J. E. Rand, licenses, 222.00 

Borrowed of sundry individuals, 50,200.00 

Sylvester Dana, police justice, 800.44 

Concord R. R. Cor., sewers, 176.10 

G. S. Locke, " 7.56 

Abbot Downing Co., " 69.75 

B. G. Merrill, " " 26.04 
Geo. A. Pillsbury, " 20.25 
J. C. Linehan, " 34.02 
State of N. H. savings bank tax, 14,884.55 

" railroad tax, 17,553.11 

" literary fund, 1,022.97 

" insurance tax, 1.87 

J. F. Hoit, fire dept., 10.00 

Crowley & Quinn, stone quarries, 86.52 

Cyrus R. Robinson, for East Concord 

engine house, 500.00 

Chas. Woodman, Blossom Hill Cemetery, 44.60 
Blossom Hill Cemetery sales, 1,533.35 

West Concord " " 96.00 

Old Cemetery " 181.00 

Geo. A. Pillsbury, City Water-Works, 23.82 
H. Churchill, sprinkling streets, 500.00 

Walker School fund, two years' inter't, 120.00 

C. T. Huntoon, roads and bridges, 259.00 



Bonds paid, 
City paupers, 
County paupers, 
County tax, 
Committee service, 
City farm, 
Cemeteries, 
Dog tax, 



RES. 

$17,000.00 


2,100.99 


3,036.33 


21,078.90 


852.00 


1,057.46 


1,292.20 


23.50 



$266,006.03 



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Decoration day expenses, $143.40 

Fire department, 9,770.13 

Highway districts, 3,839.34 

Incidental and land damages, 4,432.93 

Notes paid, 47,500.00 

Interest, 14,339.90 

Police and watch, 4,758.07 

Printing and stationery, 1,250.9(5 

Precinct, 12,471.92 

Public library, 1,300.00 

Professional service, 500.00 

Roads and bridges, 12,644.08 

Salaries, 5,031.58 
Superintendent of Reps, of Roads 

and Bridges, 9,495.07 
School-house taxes, 7,220.00 
Schools, 26,039.52 
State tax, 22,200.00 
Sewers, 18,188.51 
Fire station, 78.34 
East Concord engine house, 3,031.60 
Expenses of Presidential reception, 666.25 
Peterborough & Hillsborough Rail- 
road, 12,500.00 



$263,848.98 
Balance cash on hand, 2,157.05 



$263,006.03 



CONCORD WATER-WORKS. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance cash on hand Feb. 1, 1877, $2,787.85 
City of Concord precinct tax, 4,500.00 

Water rents, 20,763.03 



828,050.88 



EXPENDITURES. 



Interest on bonds, $20,754.00 

Maintenance, &c, 6,354.33 

Balance cash on hand, 942.55 



$28,050.88 



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We hereby certify that we have examined the books of the 
city treasurer, and those of the city clerk, and find all the 
payments therein recorded properly authenticated by appro- 
priate vouchers, and the several items correctly cast ; and the 
cash balance in the hands of the treasurer is two thousand 
one hundred fifty-seven dollars and five cents ($2,lo7.05). 

GEO. A. PILLSBURY, Mayor, 

JOHN G. TALLANT, 

L. B. HOIT, 

A. B. SMITH, 

Committee on Finance. 



DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

OF THE CITY OF CONCORD FOR THE YEAR END- 
ING JANUARY 31, 1878. 



State tax, paid State Treasurer, 
County tax, paid County Treasurer, 

PAUPER ACCOUNT 



Unexpended balance of 1876, 

Appropriation for 1877, 

Received of the town of Campton, 
" Weare, 

" city of Manchester, 
" Concord F. C. Society, 
" county of Merrimack, for 
support of paupers for 
1876, 2,683.94 

Received of C. F. Stewart, 56.30 





§22,200.00 


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21,078.90 


L. 

$508.34 




2,500.00 




160.65 




110.50 




26.50 




24.00 





•§6,070.23 



CITY PAUPERS. 



Paid as follows: 



Geo. C. Bean, $5.00 

A. Leavens, rent, 21.50 

Win. L. Bnswell, 5.00 

H. F. Campbell, wood, 375.31 

Timotliy Dorety, 10.00 

John Whitaker, 2.40 

John Chadwick, 3.50 



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J. W. Wilson, m. D., $16.50 

Frank Harden, 3.50 

M. W. Bussell, 2.50 

Manley E. Clough, wood, 6.50 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 19. U0 

Geo. S. Locke & Co., 19.50 

E. D. Clough, 3.00 

City Water-works, 6.00 

John Harrington, 152.03 

Timothy Carter, 19.50 

J. W. Edgerly & Co., 37.00 

L. L. Farwell, 100.00 

N. H. Asylum, 670.07 

Chas. Crow, undertaker, 49.00 

W. S. Blanchard, 30.00 

H. S. Pickard, 1.50 

Lyman Merrill, 34.00 

Dr. G. P. Conn, 7.50 

John G. Tallant, 5.40 

C. E. Ballard, 8.00 

J. C. Linelian, 3.43 

Currier & Larkin, 32.00 

John Chadwick, 6.50 

Timothy E. Hoit, 19.50 

State Reform School, 5.14 

Chas. H. Johnson, 12.00 

John H. Hill, 5.00 

Dr. Geo. W. Cook, 2.00 

C. C. Webster & Co., 6.00 

Dr. C. C. Topliff, 3.50 

Tlmrber & Hastings, 6.50 

J. C. Linelian, 22.50 

Timothy E. Hoit, 19.50 

City Water-works, 3.00 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 8.00 

Geo. S. Locke & Co., 7.00 

J. C. Linehan, 20.00 

J. W. Edgerly, 12.00 

Mrs. H. L. Chandler, 5.00 

C. Thorn & Son, 6.00 

J. O. Sanborn & Son, 4.00 

John Chadwick, 3.50 

Currier & Larkin, 71.00 



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Eastman & Fitch, $7.86 

Mrs. H. L. Chandler, 4.00 

C. E. Ballard, 10.00 

T. E. Hoit, 19.50 

John Chadwick, 3.35 

John G. Tallant, 16.00 

Currier & Larkin, 23.00 

Lyman Merrill, 60.00 

J. W. Edgerly, 30.00 

J. Frank Hoit, 8.00 

Geo. B. Wliittredge, 15.00 

Mrs. John F. Burke, 8.00 



$2,100.99 
COUNTY PAUPERS. 



CjA.1 Cji.\Uli.UV>l 

Paid as follows : 


CiO. 


G. S. Locke & Co., 


$3.50 


Mrs. E. N. Clinton, 


8.00 


S. L. French, 


8.00 


Carter Bros., 


5.00 


John Whitaker, 


6.00 


Chas. Crow, undertaker, 


23.00 


Geo. F. Bean, 


83.50 


James H. Eastman, 


6.00 


Savage Bros., 


5.00 


Geo. B. Wliittredge, 


6.00 


Concord Railroad, 


7.75 


Perkins, Dudley & Co., 


8.00 


John Whitaker, 


22.00 


D. S. Webster, 


3.50 


Mauley E. Clough, wood, 


9.75 


Geo. B. Wliittredge, 


7.00 


Geo. S. Locke & Co., wood, 


26.00 


John C. Linehan, 


. 32.00 


Geo. S. Locke <fc Co., wood, 


3.25 


Mrs. Richard Cooper, 


20.00 


J. L. Mason, rent, 


13.50 


E. D. Clough & Co., 


6.00 


City Water-works, 


3.00 



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A. C. Carter, $13.00 

Chas. Dudley, 26.00 

J. W. Edgerly & Co., 28.00 

Mrs. Nancy Dorety, 12.00 

C. Thorn & Son, 12.00 

Mrs. Nancy Pearson, 19.50 

James H. Eastman, 12.00 

H. C. Sturtevant, 14.00 

Savage Bros., 20.00 

S.L.French, 20.89 

H. C. Sturtevant, 13.00 

Wm. C. Powell, 13.00 

Concord Railroad, 3.25 

Philip Welcome, 13.00 

Geo. W. Cook, city physician, 21 00 

Lyman Merrill, 11.25 

Carter Bros., 3.00 

G. P. Conn, city physician, 1876, 104.25 

M. E. Clough, wood, 5.00 

Chas. P. Virgin, rent, 32.00 

Mrs. Richard Cooper, 18.00 

C. E. Ballard, 23.00 

Geo. W. Abbott, 9.00 

Mrs. Anna Holland, 13.00 

Phebe Larabee, 5.00 

John C. Liuehan, 41.15 

G. W. Cook, city physician, 23.00 

Harvey Knight, M. D., 14.50 

Currier & Larkin, 20.62 

Peter Gahagan, 9.00 

J. L. Mason, rent, 13.50 

Savage Bros., 4.50 

Ellen Gerry, 1.50 

G. W. Abbott, 6.00 

Chas. Dudley, 26.00 

John C. Linehan, 21.15 

Eastman k Shepard, 52.00 

S. L. Foster, ' 21.46 

Mrs. Nancy Dorety, 12.00 

Mrs. Phebe Larabee, 5.00 

Mrs. James Eastman, 20.57 

Philip Welcome, 13 00 

Nancy Pearson, 19.50 



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L. L. Farwell, 


$180.00 


J. W. Edgerly, 


18.00 


David A. Macurdy, 


8.00 


Abby Livingston, 


6.00 


A. C. Carter, 


13.00 


Mrs. Anna Holland, 


13.00 


Concord Railroad, 


3.30 


Mrs. Ricbard Cooper, 


24.00 


Gardner K. Knowies, 


65.00 


E. D. Cb.ugli & Co., 


2.00 


John C. Linehan, 


13.50 


Wm. C. Powell, 


13.00 


D. S. Webster, 


7.00 


Geo. W. Cook, city physician, 


22.50 


Dr. Harvey Knight, 


14.25 


Chas. P. Virgin, 


20.00 


C. C. Webster & Co., 


15.00 


Brown <fc Foote, 


32.00 


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7.00 


Peter Gahagan, 


9.00 


John C. Linehan, 


26.00 


Dimond Shaw, 


20.00 


Joseph A. Ashley, 


6.50 


James L. Mason, rent, 


13.50 


Wm. H. Hosmer, assistant city physician, 91.05 


Edwin L. Sargent, 


1.00 


John Chadwick, 


4.00 


S. L. French, 


30.03 


Phebe Larabee, 


16.25 


Nancy Dorety, 


12.00 


Mrs. J. H. Eastman, 


19.50 


Chas. Dudley, 


26.00 


Nancy Pearson, 


19.50 


City Water-works, 


6.00 


Philip Welcome, 


13.00 


Concord Railroad, 


5.95 


Anna Holland, 


13.00 


A. C. Carter, 


13.00 


Mrs. Richard Cooper, 


20.00 


L. L. Farvvell, 


156.00 


Mrs. A. Livingston, 


13.00 


M. Moore, 


6.00 


Geo. S. Locke & Co., 


1.75 



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J. C. Linelmn, $16.00 

Concord Railroad, 6.40 

Mrs. J. Cawley, 7.50 

Mrs. David Blackstone, 3.00 

J. W. Edgerly, 13.00 

Blanchard & Crapo, 3.00 

D. Sullivan, 10.00 

Savage Brothers, 10.00 

W. S. Blancliard, 3.00 

G. K. Knowles, 45.00 

Joshua S. Griffin, 6.00 

Geo. W. Cook, citv physician, 21.00 

Currier & Larkin, 24.18 

Peter Gahagan, 18.00 

C. Thorn &Son, 47.12 

Mrs. W. C. Powell, 13.00 

Dr. Harvey Knight, 9.50 

Eastman & Fitch, 32.18 

John McNeil & Co., 12.00 

Andrew Kenan, 4.50 

Mrs. Jdhn Cawley, 4.50 

Mrs. Daniel Blackstone, 5.00 

Mrs. Richard Cooper, 24.00 

James L. Mason, rent, 13.50 

Northern Railroad, 5.25 

Chas. W. Merrill, 1.00 

C. E. Ballard, 17.00 

Eastman & Shepard, 52.00 

J. H. Lvster, 12.00 

S. W. Shattnck, 12.00 

Savage Bros., 3.00 

C. E. Ballard, 3.00 

Lyman Merrill, 11.00 

Currier & Larkin, 23.00 

Woodworth. Dodge & Co., 2.00 

J. W. Edgerly, 13.00 

Brown & Foote, 10.00 

Currrier k Larkin, 3.00 

Nancy Dorety, 12.00 

Geo. W. Cook, city phvsician, 27.00 

" « . 9.00 

Mrs. Chas. Dudley, 26.00 

Lyman Merrill, 3.00 



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Calvin Thorn & Son, $3.75 

C. C. Webster & Co., 7.50 

John Connell, 4.90 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 3.00 

J. Frank Hoit, 23.77 

Franklin Evans, 66.50 
Mrs. Wm. C. Powell, . . 10.28 

Mrs. Nancy Pearson, 19.50 

Anna Holland, 13.00 

Dennis Sullivan, 20.00 

R. D. Morgan, 9.00 

Mrs. James Eastman, 19.50 

Underbill & Kittredge, 2.55 

Chas. Crow, 39.00 

S. L. French, 26.28 

A. C. Carter, 13.00 

Mrs. Phebe Larabee, 16.25 

Chas. B. Virgin, 20.00 



Amount for county paupers, $3,036.33 

" city paupers, 2,100.99 



5,137.32 



Balance unexpended, $932.91 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Balance of appropriation 1876, unex- 
pended, $545.48 
Appropriation, 1877, 10,000.00 
J. Frank Hoit, cash for coal stove, 10.00 

$10,555.48 



Paid as follows : 




J. P. Leavitt, hay, 


$21.11 


Joel D. Weller, 


5.40 


Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 


50.00 


E. L. Sargent, 


17.00 


E. F. Richardson, steward, 


150.00 


L. A. Wright, teamster, 


50.00 


Samuel D. Trussell, blacksmith, 


11.71 


Daniel Wyman, hay, 


23.56 


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Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, $65.40 

Mauley E. Clough, wood, 7.25 

D. W. Long & Co., 41.80 
Underbill & Kittredge, horse medicines, 22.21 

D. Arthur Brown, 20.55 

City Water-Works, water, 26.00 

John H. Morse, 6.89 

Moses H. Bean, 12.13 

L. A. Wright, teamster, 50.00 

Cyrus Marden, straw, 11.90 

City Water-Works, water, 3.00 

Samuel Eastman & Co., for hose, 1,381.44 

Upton & Upham, 4.75 

Mrs. J. S. Bean, 1.80 

L. A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 

M. E. Clough, wood, 11.00 

M. Critchett & Son, 3.56 

Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 

Concord Gas-Light Co., 33.30 

Northern Railroad, 6.30 
C. T. Huntoon, pay-master F. 

Dep't, 2,421.15 

J. H. Toof, 1 50 

John H. Morse, windlass, rope, &c, 30.75 

E. P. Richardson, steward, 200.00 

Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 

C. H. Norton & Son, hay, 58.39 

D. Arthur Brown & Co., 8.88 

E. E. Rolfe, 17.62 
Good Will Hose Co., • 25.00 
L. A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 
Samuel D. Trussell, blacksmithing, 30.40 
Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, 25.20 
Underbill & Kittredge, horse medicine, 10.95 
L. A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 
Moses Critchett, hay, 114.48 
S. E. Clifford, 22.27 
Concord Railroad Cor., 8.20 
Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 
E. F. Richardson, steward, 150.00 
City Water-Works, 32.00 
J. F. Cotton, hay, 11.55 
Concord Brass Band, parade, 40.00 



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Northern Railroad, $1.70 

A. & G. A. Foster, 10.00 

Ranlet & Prescott, coal, 70.00 

A. Smart, 3.00 

Benj. French, firemen's supper, 150.00 

L. A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 

L. L. Farwell, straw, 14.68 

Ira Foster, use of horse, 6.50 
Joseph Smith, Bangor extension 

ladder, 200.00 

M. E. Clough, wood, 3.50 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, 65.64 
Geo. Goodhue, plumbing Central 

Fire Station, 387.50 

Lewis A. Wright, teamster, 45.00 

C. M. & A. W. Rolfe, 3.87 

Isaac Baty, 13.50 

Edward Carroll, 1.25 

Northern Railroad Co., steam boiler, 491.04 
Underbill & Kittredge, horse medicine, 12.77 

C. T. Huntoon, paymaster F. Dep't, 2,422.65 

Griggs Bros., 4.50 
James R. Hill & Co., horse blankets, &c, 25.00 

Ford & Kimball, 7.25 

E. F. Richardson, steward, 150.00 

Lewis A. Wright, teamster, two bills, 58.00 

Underbill & Kittredge, 3.38 



$9,712.13 



Balance unexpended, $843.35 

INCIDENTALS AND LAND DAMAGES. 

Feb. 1. Balance of appropriation of 

1876, 11,750.46 

Appropriation for 1877, 6,000.00 

County of Merrimack, 11.92 

Horace Hammond, grass, 13.50 

Connell & Savory, rent of paint shop, 75.00 

Appropriation for settees, East Concord 

engine-bouse, 100.00 

Received for licenses, 222.00 

$8,172.88 



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Paid as follows 



A. II. Wiggin, $4.00 
Simeon Partridge, repairs West Concord 

cemetery, 45.85 
Stanley & Ayer, care of clock, Board 

of Trade Building, 1876, 52.00 

W. H. Patch, ' 5.85 

Dr. Cook, return of births and deaths, 1.00 

M. F. Bickford, damage, 11.25 

H. E. Chamberlain, damage, 6.00 

James E. Larkin, rent of Rumford hall, 25.00 

S. W. Shattuck, 7.50 

W. W. Hazelton, 5.62 

Geo. A. Cuningham, 6.00 

Concord Railroad, 48.78 

Morrison R. Vincent, 45.72 

W. H. Darrah, 4.04 

Concord Gas-Light Co., 53.70 

Geo. S. Locke & Co., 4.50 
H. H. Aldrich, settees for engine-house, 

West Concord, 40.00 

Frank Low, rent of hall, 22.00 
F. A. Stillings, M. d., return of births and 

deaths, 7.25 

Comstock & Cline, state atlas, 12.00 

City Water- Works, 29.00 

S. & S. C. Eastman, insurance, 189.25 

Hiram Stevens, damage, 5.00 
Geo. A. Pillsbury, use of horse, and cash 

paid out, 1876, 160.53 

J. H. Morse, plumbing, 55.00 
Dr. G. P. Conn, post-mortem examination, 15.00 

Edward Shanks, damage, 30.00 

Edward R. Noyes, " 8.50 

Humphrey, Dodge & Co., 2.25 
Drs. Gage & Conn, return of births and 

deaths, 14.50 
Dr. M. W. Russell, return of births and 

deaths, 6.00 

C. A. G. Winther, city seal, 15.00 
S. W. Morrill, work on fountain, state 

house yard, 32.00 



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R. P. Sanborn, janitor, $190.56 

Ozen Heard, 7.50 

Daniel A. Hill, repairing settees, 16.25 

E. B. Hutchinson, 18.57 

W. C. Elkins & Co., eaves-trough, 5.20 

Hammond & Ayers, cane matting, &c, 28.89 

C. F. Stewart, cash paid out, 45.47 

0. C. Cole, labor and paint, city offices, 88.85 
John E. Frye, painting East Concord 

cemetery fence, 98.78 
John H. Morse, work on fountain, state 

house yard, 83.75 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, 107.80 

1. P. Baker, drawing sand and stone, 2.00 
J. E. Sewell, trucking, 1.00 
R. P. Staniels, insurance, 108.37 
Whittemore & Kimball, 1.00 
Francis F. Hoit, land, 25.00 
I. W. Hill, ringing bell July 4th, 2.50 
John Chadwick, " 1.00 
A. & G. A. Foster, 49.00 
Geo. Goodhue, for drinking fountain, 40.00 
Miller & Sanborn, 5.62 
Humphrey, Dodge & Co., 3.08 
Ordway & Ferrin, labor and stock, city 

offices, 24.00 

C. F. Batchelder, safe, collector's office, 100.00 

L. W. Gelvson, ringing bell, 1.50 

John W. Drew, land for fire station, 112.00 

J. W. Blaisdell, soft coal, .90 

Elbridge Emery, posts, 6.90 

James E. Ranlett, umbrella-stand, 4.00 

J. C. Martin, abatement of poll tax, 1.29 

C. F. Batchelder, posting bills, 2.85 

W. H. H. Patch, ringing bell, 2.00 

N. E. Martin, premium on hawks, .40 

Morrill & Danforth, insurance, 125.00 

Dr. W. S. Collins, .75 

J. C. Linehan, 1.90 

Captain W. Badger, land damage, 400.00 

G. S. Locke & Co., coal, 35.00 

Flanders, White & Houston, 2.00 

Geo. A. Pillsbury, cash paid out, 6.00 



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Humphrey, Dodge & Co., $2.90 

John B. Giles, damages, 200.00 

W. C. Elkins, 9.00 

Frank Adams, damages, 468.50 
Geo. Goodhue, laying pipe at Cooper's 

and Lamprey's, 26.15 

Geo. F. Whittredge, ward-room, 27.00 

B. E. Badger, surveying, 69.37 

J. L. Pickering, executions vs. city, 33.83 

A. Bunker, repairing blinds, 2.25 
Gust Walker, hardware and tools, 54.30 
Greenough & Co., citv directories, 4.50 
C.C.Lund, 12.50 
Wm. Warde, 2.50 
Chas. W. Clark, repairing sidewalk, 75.00 

B. F. Gale, perambulation town lines, 51.25 
L. Jackman & Co., insurance, 15.00 
Nicholas Giles, land damage, 5.00 
Miller. & Sanborn, 5.28 
E. B. Hutchinson, planing and matching 

boards, 18.77 
Josiah Cooper, labor, 5.00 
E. B. Hutchinson, boards and labor, 13.44 
Vogler Bros., chairs and settees, East Con- 
cord engine-house, 190.00 

B. W. Sanborn & Co., school-books, 80.00 
A. & G. A. Foster, teams, 17.00 
First National Bank, office rent, 137.50 
S. W. Shattuck, 17.50 

C. H. Norton & Son, teams, 14.00 
Geo. S.Locke & Co., 2.00 
John Bartlett, land damage, 25.00 
Connell & Savory, repairs on shop, " 34.35 
E. C. Eastman, school-books, 5.73 

D. L. Guernsey, " 9.54 
C. T. Huntoon, collector, office rent, &c, 171.95 
Transferred to account of roads and. 

bridges, 1,500.00 
Transferred to account of highway dis- 
tricts, 2,239.95 



,172.88 



23 
ROADS AND BRIDGES. 

Unexpended balance of appropria- 
tion of 1876, $606.68 

Appropriation for 1877, 12,000.00 

Transferred from account of inci- 
dental and land damage, 1,500.00 

Received of Geo. A. Pillsbury, for 

lumber sold, 23.82 

Received of county of Merrimack, 

on account of sidewalks, 109.92 



$14,240.42 



Paid as follows : 

J. A. Dadmun, $1.00 

Ford & Kimball, 160.38 

James Moore <fe Son, 9.37 

Rufus Virgin, watering-trough, 1876, 3.00 

A. G. Jones, " 3.00 

T. O. Wilson, sharpening tools, 14.89 

Mrs. Mary Pecker, watering-trough, 3.00 

Samuel D. Trussell, blacksmithing, 12.60 
City Water- Works, water for public 

troughs, 30.00 

John H. Morse, pipe and labor, 26.51 

Wm. Tupper, lighting bridge, 26.00 

Humphrey, Dodge & Co., hardware, 11.00 

John Genty, lighting bridge, 14.80 

C. C. Lund, engineering, 26.75 

Thompson Rowell, concrete, 432.25 

Chas. C. Lund, surveying, 6.00 

Wm. Tupper, lighting bridge, 13.00 

Robt. Hall, work on highway, 7.00 

J. J. T. Batchelder, labor, 4.48 

Geo. W. Lake, culvert, 75.00 

Geo. W. Emerton, edge-stone, 11.20 

Geo. F. Sanborn, labor, 58.25 

Geo. W. Lake, culvert, 75.00 

M. H. Johnson and others, pay-roll, 1,533.40 

Samuel C. Clifford, paving-stone, 133.75 

John Flagg, labor on Bog road, 62.50 

Samuel Farnum, paving-stone, 173.75 

Porter E. Blanchard, paving-stone, 560.00 



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M. H. Johnson, pay-roll, 81,358.42 

T. Rowell & Co., concrete, 640.93 

S. & A. Q. Farnum, lumber, 25.50 

Chas. C. Lund, surveying, 6.37 

Hazen K. Farnum, building bridge, 100.00 

Calvin L. Tandy, stone-work, 40.00 

James H. Eastman, drawing stone, 48.00 

Chas. T. Huntoon, paving-stone, 43.75 

A. & G. A. Foster, edge-stone, 7.50 
Donagan & Davis, watering-trough, South 

end, 60.00 

Geo. W. Emerton, edge-stone, 27.37 

J. G. Brockway, plank, 47.35 

H. W. Clapp, catch basins, 1,390.48 

Button Woods, bridge, 132.58 

Win. Tupper, lighting bridge, 13.00 

D. S. Webster, teaming, 37*00 
City Water- Works, water, 46.00 
Humphrey, Dodge & Co., tools, 43.06 
Ai Smith, watering-trough, 1877, 3.00 
W. S. Henay & Son, guide-boards, 14.08 
Moses Brown, labor, 3.00 
A. B. Holt, gravel lot, 1,000.00 
S. Holt, brick, 645.60 
T. Rowell & Co., concrete, 574.47 
Crowley & Quinn, paving-stone, 93.75 
Geo. W. Emerton, edge-stone, 55.18 

E. S. Reed, paving-stone, 36.25 

E. S. Nutter, edge-stone and labor, 12.20 
G. N. Smart, guide-boards, 17.40 
J. P. Leavitt, posts, 2.25 
Wood worth, Dodge & Co., cement, 290.33 
Geo. F. Sanborn, grading at outlet, 217.34 
John T. Tenney, 1.50 
C. C. Lund, surveying, 23.00 
Thompson Rowell & Co., concrete, 600.00 
H. H. Amsden & Sons, bridge plank, 71.31 
Geo. F. Sanborn, labor, / 17.00 
Wm. K. Holt & Co., plank, 27.78 
Andrew Foley, building road, 28.75 
Crowley & Quinn, edge-stone, 6.00 
Smith & Derry, blacksmithing, 19.49 

F. W. Burnham, edge-stone, 24.97 



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L. D. Bunnell & Son, sawing posts, $3.00 

C. M. & A. W. Rolfe, watering-trough, 3.00 

Thompson Rowell & Co., concrete, 622.40 

Savage Bros., oil, matches, and wicks, 7.75 

John D. Fife, lighting bridge, 7.58 

F. G. Chandler, setting stone bounds, 8.75 
John D. Fife, lighting bridge, 8.33 

G. W. Brown, culvert, Ac, 80.00 

E. A. F. Hammond, lighting bridge, 39.00 

B. G. Carter, blacksmithing, 101.70 
Daniel O'Connell, labor on roads, 14.37 
James Davis, edge-stone, 1.80 
Wm. Tupper, lighting bridge, 13.00 
Humphrey, Dodge & Co., sundries, 16.64 
Geo. Goodhue, lead pipe, 1.90 
Wm. P. Ford & Co., ' 11.94 
Gust Walker, sewer pipe, shovels, nails, 

&c, 17.23 

Ford & Kimball, castings, 71.92 

F. W. Smith, edge-stone, 7.50 
Concord Carriage Co., repairs, 49.08 

C. H. Martin & Co., oil, &c, 8.05 
City Water- Works, water for watering sts., 200.00 
R. N. Morgan, edge-stone, 9.30 
Transferred from sewers and drains, 863.73 

$13,507.81 

Balance unexpended, 732.61 

$14,240.42 
POLICE AND WATCH. 

Unexpended balance of 1876, $147.09 

Appropriation for 1877, 3,900.00 

Received of S. Dana, police justice, 800.44 

§1,847.53 



Paid as follows : 

Ranlet & Prescott, coal, $18.90 

John Council, salary, 900.00 

Jonn Council, 37.89 

J. E. Rand, 800.03 

C. H. Jones, 800.03 



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Setli K. Jones, rent, $200.00 

John Chadwick, 396.69 



Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, 


101.70 




Geo. W. Locke, 


9.00 




City Water- Works, 


6.00 




Ranlet & Prescott, coal, 


56.08 




S. W. Shattuck, 


61.00 




R. P. Staniels, clerk of police court, 


200.00 




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


145.75 




Humphrey, Dodge & Co., 


4.50 




Flanders, White & Houston, 


4.50 




E. A. F. Hammond, special police, 


172.00 




Geo. W. Corey, 


7.40 




Robt. Crowther, 


15.80 




C. P. Haines, 


8.33 




Evans k Gale, 


19.47 




C. T. Lane, 


32.00 




S. Dana, salary, 


600.00 




John Connell, pay-roll special police 






officers, 


161.00 


$4,758.07 


Balance unexpended, 




89.46 



COMMITTEE SERVICE. 

Unexpended balance of 1876, 1102.00 

Appropriation for 1877, 900.00 



Paid as follows : 

John G. Tallant, 60.00 

A. J. Holmes, 60.00 

Samuel W. Shattuck, 60.00 

Byron G. Merrill, 60.00 

Chas. H. Merrill, 30.00 

Geo. H. Hill, 30.00 

Geo. A. Foster, 30.00 

Henry Churchill, 30.00 

John Whitaker, 60.00 

Geo. A. Cummings, 60.00 

John C. Thorn, 12.00 



$1,847.53 



$1,002.00 



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John T. Tenney, $30.00 

Ben], F. Putney, ■ 30.00 

John C. Thorn, 30.00 

Andrew P. Bennett, 30.00 

Frank G. Chandler, 30.00 

C. C. Webster, 30.00 

Lewis B. Hoit, 30.00 

"Wm. Stevenson, 30.00 

Isaac N. Abbott, 60.00 

Elbridge Emery, 30.00 

Geo. F. Underbill, 30.00 



$852.00 
Balance unexpended, 150.00 

$1,002.00 
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE. 



Unexpended balance of 1876, $470 00 

Appropriation for 1877, 500.00 



970.00 



Paid, as follows : 

Sanborn & Clark, $300.00 

» 200.00 

$500.00 

Balance unexpended, 470.00 

$970.00 

PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Appropriation, 1877, $1,600.00 

Paid : 

Rep. Press Ass'n, $59.25 

C. T. Huntoon, 86.30 

Ira O. Phillips, 5.00 

Woodbury & Batchelder, 70.U2 

Chas. C. Pearson & Co., 53.50 

Rep. Press Ass'n, 734.40 

E. C. Bailey, 95.60 

B. W. Sanborn & Co., 5.75 



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E. C. Eastman, $6.00 

Morrill & Silsby, 141.1-i 

11,256.96 

Balance unexpended, 343.01 

§1,600.00 

PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Appropriation, 1877, $1,000.00 

July 28, additional appropriation, 1877, 300.00 



Paid: 

Board of Trade Building, rent, $300.00 

F. S. Crawford, librarian, 1,000.00 



DOG TAX. 

For 1877, 618.00 

Paid: 

Wm. B. Thompson, $3.00 

Geo. W. Flanders, 10.00 

Kingley H. Batchelder, 2.00 

Geo. E. Merrill, 5.00 

Isaac N. Abbott, 3.50 



SALARIES. 

Balance unexpended, 1876, $582.50 

Appropriation, 1877, 5,500.00 



Paid as follows : 

L. L. Mower, clerk of common council, $50.00 

Geo. A. Pillsbury, mayor, 1876, 500.00 

S. C. Eastman, treasurer, 1876, 400.00 

Chas. P. Sanborn, solicitor, 100.00 

C. F. Stewart, salary city clerk, 800.00 

C. F. Stewart, overseer of poor, 125.00 



$1,300.00 



$1,300.00 



$23.50 



$6,082.50 



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Ira C. Phillips, $5.00 

Chas. L. Rowe, 5.00 

Aram B. Smith, 5.00 

A. L. Marden, 5.00 
Warren Clark, sec'y Board of Education, 225.00 

Abial Rulfe, 36.66 

" 27.00 

Harrison Partridge, 18.00 

John N. Hill, 5.00 

Wm. Shackford, 5.00 

N. H. Sliattuck, 5.00 

Jacob E. Hutchins, 5.00 

Rev. A. Bnrnham, 56.67 

Wm. W. Flint, 56.67 

Edward R. Noyes, 5.00 

Chas. H. Jones, ' 5.00 

Henry A. Mann, 5.00 

Eben H. Houston, 5.00 

Geo. O. Dickerman, 5.00 

Wm. W. Critehett, 5.00 

Geo. W. Curtis, 5.00 

Chas. C. Lund, 5.00 

Chas. H. Peacock, 5.00 

Geo. B. Whittredge, 5.00 

W. H. Kenney, 5.00 

Geo. S. Locke, 5.00 

W. S. Prescott, 5.00 

Geo. A. Pillsbury, salary as sup't, 300.00 

Stephen F. Abbott, 5.00 

Geo. N. Button, 5.00 

Geo. W. Corey, 5.00 

Jeremiah P. Boyce, 5.00 

Timothy Carter, assessor, 54.00 

Cyrus Runnels, " 75.00 

Curtis White, " 196.50 

Chas. Woodman, " 105.00 

Geo. S. Dennett, " 165.00 

Wm. A. Bean, " 81.00 

J. B. Weeks, " 108.00 

Abial Rolf'e, 20.00 

Wm. II. Allison, 94.08 

James L. Quinn, 5.00 

Cyrus Runnels, 3.00 



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F. G. Cummings, $5.00 

C. T. Huntoon, 400 00 

" 900.00 



$5,031.58 

Balance undrawn, 1,050.92 



i,082.50 



SCHOOLS. 



Appropriation, 1877, 
" Union 


i district. 


$16,500.00 
, addi- 




tioi: 
" additi 


ial, 
onal, for 


super- 


8,025.00 




inte 
" Dist. 


indent, 

No. 3, additional, 


1,000.00 
200.00 




" literal 


■y fund, 




1,022.97 




" interest on A. 


Walker 






legacy, 




60.00 

826,807 


.97 


Paid as follows : 










Robert B. Hoit, Committee, Dist. No. 1, 


$166.46 




Jerry F. Sanborn, 


a 


9 


143.96 




Harrison Partridge, 


a 


o 






bal. 1876, 






396.32 




Harrison Partridge, 


u 


3, 






1877, 






500.00 




Gilman H. Dimond, 


a 


4, 


108.46 




Chas. H Merrill, 


a 


5, 


100.96 




Lowell Brown, 


it 


6, 


100.96 




Frank G. Proctor, 


a 


7, 


156.28 




John Hargate, 


a 


8, 


152.96 




P. B. Cogswell, 


" Union Dist., 21,136.38 




Samuel E. Clifford, 


« Dist. No. 12, 






bal. 1876, 






250.64 




J. E. Plummer, 


a 


12, 






1877, 






462.92 




Hugh Tallant, 
bal. 1876, 


u 


13, 


100.32 




Frank P. Tallant, 


u 


13, 






1877, 






144.00 




John Buckland, 


a 


14, 


112.96 





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Wm. L. Batchelder, Com., Dist. No. 15, $104.96 

Chas. E. Thompson, " ' 10, 78.40 

Samuel S. Buswell, " 18, 

bal. 1876, 35.16 

Wm. W. Clark, " 18, 

1877, 251.23 

Chas. H. Sanders, « 20, 1,330.46 

E. N. Hillsgrove, ' ; 22, 147.46 

N. C. Weeks, " 24, 58.27 



$26,039.52 
Balance undrawn, 768.45 



$26,807.97 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATION. 

SCHOOL-HOUSE TAX. 

Union School District, for payment 

of debt and interest, $6,100.00 

District No. 4, for repairs, 50.00 

" 12, for repairs, 70.00 

" 20, for a new school-house, 1,000.00 

Paid as follows : 

Augustus C. Carter, Committee Dist. No. 4,$50.00 
Samuel E. Clifford, « " 12, 70.00 

David Putman, " " 20, 

1,000.00 
John Kimball, " Union Dist, 6,100.00 



$7,220.00 



$7,220.00 



CEMETERIES— OLD AND BLOSSOM HILL. 

RECEIPTS. 

Received of 

John C. Shepard, West Concord, $3.00 

Wm. M. Chase, Blossom hill, 90.00 

Wm. Yeaton, Blossom hill, 67.50 

Mrs. Ephraim Ilutchins, Blossom hill, 120.00 

Mrs. P. P. & Eliza Bixby, Blossom hill, 48.75 



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John M. Smith, Blossom hill, $30.00 

Henry W. Ranlet, Blossom hill, 48.00 

Luther P. Durgin & Sons, Blossom hill, 39.00 

E. L. Richardson, Blossom hill, 30.00 

Abijah Hollis, West Concord, 10.00 

Mrs. McKay, 2.00 

Sophronia Bradbury, Blossom hill, 45.00 

Joseph A. Cochran, Blossom hill, 67.50 

Samuel Wallace, Blossom hill, 3G.00 

Frank A. Fiske, West Concord, 6.00 

Frank H. Prentiss, Blossom hill, 36.00 

Martin C. Derby, Blossom hill, 10.50 

Samuel Abbott, Blossom bill, 45.00 

Lucius F. Grove, Blossom hill, 28.,80 

Elijah Knight, Blossom hill, ' 28.80 

Geo. II. Adams, Blossom hill, 75.00 

H. E. Pvichardson, Blossom hill, 24.00 

Joseph Wentworth, Blossom hill, 117.00 

Fred A. Pinkham, Blossom hill, 36.00 

Jeremiah S. Noyes, 45.00 

Heirs of Newell C. Ladd, Blossom hill, 120.00 

Fred French, Blossom bill, 10.50 

Abel Lamprey, Jr., Blossom hill, 30.00 
C. & L. A. Noves, and M. T. & M. E. 

Hodge, Blossom hill, 27.00 

Old cemetery, N. G. division, 5.00 
Lydia B. Holt, Old cemetery, N. G. 

division, 24.00 
Luther P. Durgin & Sons, Old ceme- 
tery, N. G. division, 39.00 
J. J. & Eliza Burke, Old cemetery, N. 

G. division, 10.50 
J. S. R. & M. J. Simpson, Old ceme- 

terv, N. G. division, 36.00 

Samuel Abbott, 76.50 
Chas. Woodman, for use of horse, wood 

and grass sold, 44.60 

J. F. Cotton, 90.00 
O. L. Shepard, cemetery committee, 

West Concord, 26.00 



$1,627.95 



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EXPENDITURES. 






Charles Woodman, 








$165.19 




u 








26.76 




Geo. W. Emerton, 








142.33 




Chas. Woodman, 








236.29 




John H. Morse, 








1.60 




W. H. Henay & Son, 








6.50 




Chas. Woodman, 








165.31 




a 








26.48 




u 








128.73 




a 








197.42 




a 








20.61 




a 








110.74 




City Water-Works, 








16.00 




Chas. Woodman, 








31.74 




u 








16.50 


$1,292.20 






Balance of receipts 


over 


expenditures, 


335.75 



$1,627.95 



CENTRAL FIRE STATION. 

Paid Ford & Kimball, bill 1876, $49.87 

John H. Morse, bill 1876, 28.47 



$78.34 



REPORT 



SUPERINTENDENT OF REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS 
AND BRIDGES. 



To the City Council : 

The undersigned, superintendent of repairs of highways 
and bridges, herewith respectfully presents a statement of 
the receipts and expenditures in each highway district with- 
in the city, from Feb. 1, 1877, to Jan. 31,1878 — districts 
Nos. 9, 26, 27, 28, and 29 being constituted one district, un- 
der the immediate supervision of the superintendent. The 
appropriation made for this purpose in April last was ten 
thousand dollars. During the summer, several severe storms 
and showers occurred, causing much damage to highways in 
several districts. For that reason it was found necessary 
to expend additional sums, over and above the amount appro- 
priated, to keep the highways and streets in a suitable condi- 
tion for public use. To provide for these extra expenditures, 
the city council, at their regular meeting in January last, 
authorized the transfer of the sum of nine hundred and 
thirty dollars and five cents ($930.05) from the appropriation 
made for incidentals and land damage to highway districts ; 
also, the sum of thirteen hundred nine dollars and ninety 
cents ($1,309.90) from the appropriation made for inciden- 
tals and land damage to the appropriation made for repairs 
of highways and bridges. 

GEO. A. PILLSBURY, Sup't. 

Concord, Feb. 1, 1878. 



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GEO. A. PILLSBURY, SUPT. DISTRICTS NUMBERS 

9, 26, 27, 28, and 29. 

Dr. 

To appropriations made April, 1877, $7,200.00 
amount received for sprinkling 

streets, 500.00 

amount transferred from inciden- 
tals and land damage, 1,309.90 
amount overdrawn, 485.17 



►,495.07 



Cr. 
By amount expended from Feb. 1, 1877, to Feb. 1, 1878, 
as follows : 
M. H. Johnson's men, as per pay-roll, 



K. J. Goodhue, teamster, 
Benj. A. Hall, 
Woodworth, Dodge & Co., 
Humphrey, Dodge & Co., 
Flanders, White & Houston, 
Underbill & Kittredge, 
W. H. Pitman, 
True Osgood, 
J. Frank Hoit, 
J. PI. Lamprey, 



HIGHWAY DISTRICT REPORTS. 

Appropriations, 1877, $2,800.00 

Transferred from incidentals and 

land damage, 1,039.03 

$3,839.03 



March, 


$478.50 


April, 


605.98 


May, 


1,082.37 


June, 


1,420.50 


July, 


1,278.74 


August, 


1,137.76 


Nov. 


1,267.29 


Dec. 


647.11 


Jan. 


523.99 




510.00 




73.50 




389.36 




36.17 




8.85 




4.75 




3.36 




2.40 




5.40 




19.04 




$9,495.07 



36 
DISTRICT NO. 1. 



Aaron Q. Farnum, Surveyor, 1876. 




" 1877. 


Dr. 


To appropriation, 1877, 


$100.00 


additional appropriation, January, 




1878, 


10.25 


Cr. 




Paid A. Q. Farnum, bill for breaking 




roads, 1876-7, 


$10.50 


James Locke, labor, 


4.50 


Moody S. Farnum, labor, 


4.50 


Samuel Choat, 


6.00 


Wm. French, 


4.50 


Joseph Emery, 


3.00 


Aaron Q. Farnum, 


38.62 


Simeon Farnum, 


38.63 


DISTRICT NO. 2. 




Wm. S. Garter, Surveyor, 1876. 




Geo. F. Hayward, " 1877. 


Dr. 


To appropriation, 1877, 


$70.00 


additional appropriation, January, 




1878, 


11.91 


Cr. 




Paid for breaking roads, winter 1876-7, 


$7.05 


Joseph Emery, labor, 


.90 


John Ashcroft, " 


2.50 


Frank Sargent, " 


2.25 


E. P. Farnum, " 


9.25 


Wm. Wheeler, " 


3.00 


Daniel Wheeler, " 


3.00 


Fred. Carter, " 


1.50 


Wm. Carter, " 


7.50 


Frank Hammond, " 


13.25 


Geo. F. Hayward, " 


31.71 



$110.25 



$110.25 



.91 



$81.91 



37 



DISTRICT NO. 3. 



John Buckland, Surveyor, 1876. 

Rufus Virgin, " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $70.00 

additional appropriation, January, 

1878, 61.00 



Cb. 

By bill, breaking roads winter 1876-7, $13.00 
cash paid David Sargent, labor, 2.25 

" Jonathan M. Varney, labor, .75 

L. D. Hall, labor, ' 2.50 

" H. Ballou, labor, 2.25 

" Clias. Abbott, labor, 8.25 

" Arthur Varney, labor, 2.25 

" Sylvester Sargent, labor, 1.50 

" Chas. Buckland, labor, 8.00 

" Rufus Virgin, self and team, 90.25 



DISTRICT NO. 4. 



Henry H. Potter, Surveyor, 1876. 

John T. Tenney, " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $85.00 

additional appropriation, January, 
1878, 139.33 



Cr. 

By winter bill, 1876-7, H. H. Potter, $16.00 
cash paid John Tenney, team and 

plow, 72.50 

" L. Robinson, labor, 3.00 

" Thompson Tenney, labor, 18.00 

Chas. Kelley, labor, 19.50 

" L. H. Strout, labor, 10.12 

" Geo. W. Nutting, labor, 14.62 

" C. Richardson, labor, 9.22 



$131.00 



$131.00 



$224.33 



38 



By cash paid J. F. Potter, labor, $16.00 

" Rufus Sears, labor, 3.00 

" Martin Rowell, labor 1.00 

" Cbas. Bean, labor, 3.00 

" Cbas. Rowell, labor, 6.50 

" Fred O. Potter, labor, 1.00 

" H. H. Potter, labor, 12.00 

" Fred H. Potter, labor, 4.87 

" Wm. Batcbelder, labor, 6.00 

" Amos Sanborn, labor, 3.00 

" J. P. Locke, labor, 5.00 



DISTRICT NO. 5. 




David A. Morrill, Surveyor, 1876. 




" " ' 1877. 


Dr. 


To appropriation, 1877, 


$80.00 


additional appropriation, January, 




1878, 


41.25 


Cr. 




By winter bill, 1876-7, D. A. Mor- 




rill, 


$41.25 


cash paid John B. Sanborn, labor, 


9.37 


" John G. Tallant, labor, 


12.50 


" Hugh Tallant, labor, 


11.12 


" Wm. P. Ford, repairing 




plow, 


5.00 


" David A. Morrill, labor, 


35.10 


Cash in hands of surveyor, 


6.91 



DISTRICT NO. 6. 

George W. Lake, Surveyor, 1876. 

" " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $300.00 

additional appropriation, January, 

1878, 60.27 



$224.33 



$121.25 



$121.25 



$360.27 



39 
Cr. 



By winter ' 


bill, G. W. Lake, 1876-7, 


$50.65 


cash pa 


id R. Brown, labor, 


14.25 


n 


Elbridge Emery, labor, 


54.00 


a 


W. Hill, labor, 


1.50 


u 


T. Smith, labor, 


16.12 


u 


P. Knowles, labor, 


3.75 


a 


H. Nudd, labor, 


3.75 


a 


C. Chesley, labor, 


1.50 


(C 


S. Young, labor, 


3.00 


a 


G. Tenney, labor, 


3.00 


u 


F. Tenney, labor, 


4.50 


u 


W. G. Lake, labor, 


17.50 


a 


S. Stevens, labor, 


3.00 


a 


J. Welsh, labor, 


1.50 


a 


C. W. Coon, labor, 


20.00 


a 


A. Gate, labor, 


3.25 


a 


J. Kimball, labor, 


1.50 


a 


C. Dudley, labor, 


1.50 


a 


A. H. Moores, labor, 


3.75 


a 


C. Duby, labor, 


.75 


a 


J. Smith, labor, 


1.50 


a 


W. Smith, labor, 


.75 


a 


G. Tenney, labor, 


12.00 


a 


Geo. W. Lake, labor, 


137.25 



DISTRICT NO. 7. 

Josiah S. Locke, Surveyor, 1876. 

" " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $30.00 



Cr. 

By cash paid Samuel Locke, labor, 

" Benj. A. Larkin, labor, 

" Josiah S. Locke, labor, 

Cash unexpended, 



$4.50 


3.25 


17.75 


4.50 



.27 



$30.00 



$30.00 



40 



DISTRICT NO. 8. 

David Campbell, Surveyor, 1876. 

" " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $60.00 

additional appropriation, January, 
1878, 63.94 





Cr. 










By 


cash paid 


for breaki 


ing 


roads, 




1876-7, 








$74.44 


By 


cash paid fo 


r labor, as 
dered, 


per 


bill ren- 


49.50 



DISTRICT NO. 10. 

Henry H. Farnum, Surveyor, 1876. 

L. L. Farwell, « 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $230.00 

additional appropriation, Jan., 1878, 76.76 



Cr. 










By winter bill, H. H. Farnum, 


1876, 


$25.12 


cash paid Harrison Partridge, 
» D. B. Webber, 


labor, 


45.32 
15.00 


« 


J. H. Kellom, 




u 


28.06 


tc 


H. H. Farnum, 




it 


32.00 


a 


C. Farnum, 




a 


5.00 


u 


Ben]. T. Putney, 




a 


35.71 




J. W. Kemp, 
Geo. Fuller, 




a 


6.75 
8.25 


a 


T. Welch, 




a 


1.50 


a 


L. L. Farwell, 




a 


104.05 



DISTRICT NO. 11. 

Jonathan M. Stewart, Surveyor, 1876. 
John P. Engel, " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $40.00 

additional appropriation, Jan., 1878, 6.99 



$123.94 



.23.94 



$306.76 



$306.76 



$46.99 



41 



Cr. 
By bill breaking roads, J. M. Stewart, 

1876-7, $6.87 

By cash paid per 400 feet lumber, 4.00 

" F. P. Engel, labor and team, 22.62 

" John A. Engel, " 13.50 



DISTRICT NO. 12. 

Charles C. Bean, Surveyor, 1876. 

Hazen K. Farnum, " 1877. Dr. 



To appropr 


iation, 1877, 


$450.00 


addition 


ial appropriation, Jan., 1873, 


176.13 


Cr. 




By C. C. Bean, bill breaking roads, 




1876-7, 




$138.13 


By cash pai 


Id Geo. F. Sanborn, self and 




team, 




8.10 


By cash pai 


id Mrs. M. Morrill, for sand, 


$2.50 


(( 


Ahijah Hollis, for stone, 


5.00 


a 


H. H. Brown, " 


33.00 


u 


John Whittaker, lumber, 


8.37 


a 


J. S. Bonney, labor, 


4.00 


it 


James Kelley, labor, 


3.13 


a 


John Flynn, " 


21.20 


a 


Peter Gahagan, " 


7.50 


tt 


John B. Foley, « 


24.07 


« 


John Clement, " 


18.75 


a 


Robert Moore, " 


33.76 


u 


John E. lloit, " 


27.69 


a 


Jolin Roberts, " 


38.82 


a 


Michael Griffin, " 


16.82 


a 


J. P. Boyce, team, 


28.00 


a 


Sargent Fiske, labor, 


1.75 


a 


Geo. Elliott, " 


.63 


it 


James Garvie, " 


2.50 


u 


James Foster, " 


5.00 


« 


H. K. Farnum, " 


159.28 


By cash bal 


lance in hands of H. K. 




Farnum, 


surveyor, 


38.13 



$46.99 



$626.13 



$626.13 



42 



DISTRICT NO. 13. 

Geo. F. Sanborn, Surveyor, 1876. 

" " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $80.00 

additional appropriation, Jan., 1878, 168.41 

Cr. 
By cash paid F. F. Elliott, labor, 

" J. S. Fiske, " 

" J.F.Sanborn," 

" Samuel Floyd, " 

" Fred Conner, " 

" A. Conner, " 

" Geo. A. Blanchard, labor, 

" James Conner, " 

" J. Elliott, " 

" Amos Elliott, " 

" L. Knowles, " 

" Timothy E. Hoit, labor, 

gravel, 

" Fred Conner, labor, gravel, 

" Samuel B. Elliott, labor, 

" Mills Chase, labor, 

" Win. T. Emery, labor, 

" Frank L. Elliott, " 

" Peter F. Elliott, " 

" E. A. Bacon, " 

" Jeremiah Fowler, " 

" Alfred Uran, " 

" Lowell B. Elliott, " 

" Warren Johnson, labor, 

gravel, 

" Geo. F. Sanborn, self and 

team, 

DISTRICT NO. 14. 

Sherman D. Colby, Surveyor, 1876. 

John M. Bean, " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $60.00 

additional appropriation, Jan., 1878, 21.28 



$0.30 


9.33 


13.55 


3.05 


12.38 


.75 


1.80 


.75 


.45 


5.63 


5.63 


13.88 


10.33 


1.50 


1.00 


3.00 


3.45 


1.50 


4.50 


1.00 


2.25 


.37 


.80 


151.24 



$248.44 



$248.44 



51.28 



43 



Ck. 






By cash pai 


id S. D. Colby, winter bill, 






1876-7, 


$4.05 


a 


Daniel Whitney, labor, 


7.65 


a 


Joseph Hemingway, labor, 


2.25 


u 


Henry Anis, " 


' 4.50 


a 


Hiram Eastman, " 


1.75 


a 


James Were, " 


1.50 


a 


John M. Bean, team and 






labor, 


51.21 


« 


John Whitaker, plank, 


8.37 



DISTRICT NO. 15. 

Moses E. Long, Surveyor, 1876. 

" 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $70.00 

additional appropriation, Jan., 1878, 7.49 

Cr. 

By cash paid M. E. Long, winter bill, 

1876-7, ~ $7.50 

" Natli. Heser, labor, 30.00 

" Gilman Gomo, " 18.75 

" Lucian Shepard, labor, 8.62 

" Moses E. Long, " 12.62 





DISTRICT NO. 16. 




Robert 


B. Hoit, Surveyor, 1876. 






1877. 


Dr. 


To approp 


nation, 1877, 


$65.00 


Cr. 




By cash paid Jerome Runnells, labor, 


$4.50 


C( 


Amos Savage, " 


6.75 


il 


Leavitt Powell, " 


3.00 


li 


Edwin Terry, " 


3.00 


a 


Cbas. Terry, " 


2.25 


u 


Robert B. Hoit, " 


11.75 


By cash balance unexpended, 


33.75 



$81.28 



$77.49 



$77.49 



$65.00 



$65.00 



44 



DISTRICT NO. 17. 



Gilman H. Dimond, Surveyor, 1876. 

" " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, 860.00 

additional appropriation, Jan., 1878, 17.32 



Cr. 






By cash pai 


d winter bill, 1870-7, 


$9.45 


u 


A. C. Carter, labor, 


13.82 


u 


F. R. Carter, " 


3.00 


a 


C. H. Currier, " 


3.75 


a 


W. E. Crane, " # 
J. Connor, " 


2.70 


a 


3.00 


ii 


F. E. Dimond, " 


2.25 


a 


J. F. Gile, 


3.00 


u 


C. W. Morse, " 


2.25 


a 


G. L. Ordway, " 


4.50 


a 


Gilman H. Dimond, labor, 
DISTRICT NO. IS. 


29.60 






Andrew S. Farnum, Surveyor, 1876. 






" " 1877. 


Dr. 


To appropriation, 1877, 


$90.00 


additioi 


lal appropriation, Jan., 1878, 


12.23 


Cr. 




By cash pa 


id Isaac F. Ferrin, labor, 


$16.12 


u 


R. S. Emerv, " 


24.50 


it 


Samuel F. Calef, " 


6.75 


a 


Henry Farnum, " 


2.13 


u 


Daniel B. Webber, gravel, 


4.80 


u 


Stephen Carter, labor, 


5.55 


li 


Andrew S. Farnum, labor, 


42.38 



DISTRICT NO. 19. 



$77.32 



$77.32 



$102.23 



$102.23 



Reuben K. Abbott, Surveyor, 1876. 

John K. Abbott, " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $100.00 



$100.00 



45 

Cr. 



By cash 


paid Daniel C. Tenncy, 


labor, 


17.65 


a 


Stephen K. Little, 


u 


15.62 


a 


Reuben K. Abbott, 


a 


8.62 


a 


Albert D. Swan, 


a 


7.50 


a 


Albert Saltmarsh, 


ii 


9.87 


a 


Tbos. B. Tamblyn, 


a 


6.75 


a 


John E. Saltmarsh 




5.25 


a 


Charles H. Merrill, 


a 

i 


5.25 


« 


John K. Abbott, 


a 


25.12 


a 


J. W. Flanders, 


a 


1.00 


By cash 1 


unexpended, 




7.47 



DISTRICT NO. 20. 
Jacob N. Flanders, Surveyor, 1876. 



Chas. H, 


, Merrill, " 


1877. 


Dr. 


To appropr 


iation, 1877, 




160.00 


Cr. 




By cash pai 


d John E. Saltmarsl 


i, labor. 


, $6.50 


a 


Wm. Fagan, 


a 


8.70 


a 


J. N. Flanders, 


a 


6.60 


a 


Wm. Thompson, 


a 


3.25 


a 


Frank Thompson, 


a 


3.00 


a 


T. B. Thompson, 


a 


3.00 


a 


F. J. Emerson, 


a 


10.25 


a 


Thomas Hall, 


a 


2.15 


a 


C. B. Merrill, 


a 


2.00 


a 


A. C. Jones, 


a 


6.00 


a 


Chas. H. Merrill, 


a 


8.55 



DISTRICT NO. 21. 

Daniel Farnum, Surveyor, 1876. 

1877. Dr. 

To balance appropriation unexpended, 

1876, $52.35 

To balance appropriation, 1877, 80.00 



8100.00 



$60.00 



$60.00 



$132.35 



46 



Cr. 



By cash paid winter bill, 1876-7, $45.80 

" Lowell Brown, labor, 20.20 

" Frank Griffin, " 11.25 

" Win. P. Ballard, " .75 

Chas. Fiske, " 1.50 

" C. Fowler, " 3.37 

" Daniel Farnum, " 45.00 

By cash unexpended, " 4.48 



Cr. 

DISTRICT NO. 22. 
Charles Hall, Surveyor, 1876. 



DISTRICT NO. 23. 

Jeremiah S. Abbott, Surveyor, 1876. 

John E. Baker, " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $115.00 

additional appropriation, Jan., 1878, 42.59 

Cr. 

Bv cash paid winter bill. 1876-7, $67.34 

" Isaac N. Abbott, labor, 13.00 

" Isaac N. Proctor, " ' 9.00 

" Stephen Currier, " 7.50 

" J.S.Abbott, " 7.50 

" John Corliss, " 1.50 

" Frank G. Procter, " 3.00 

" Hiram Dow, " .75 

" Daniel Smith, " 4.50 

" John C.Baker, " 43.50 



$132.35 



" 1877. 


Dr. 




To appropriation, 1877, 


$75.00 




Cr. 




$75.00 


By cash paid C. Hall, as per bill, 


$75.00 


$75.00 



$157.59 



$157.59 



47 



DISTRICT NO. 21. 



Andrew S. Smith, Surveyor, 1876. 

Joseph E. Brown, " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $55.00 

additional appropriation, Jan., 1878, 2-1.55 

Cr. 

By cash paid winter bill, 1876-7, $20.65 

" J. H. Goodwin, labor, 4.50 

" J. E. Brown, " 36.75 

" Daniel G. Blake, " .75 

" Wm. II. Smart, " .75 

" AndrewS. Smith," 16.45 



DISTRICT NO. 25. 

Frederick Clough, Surveyor, 1876. 

B. A. Blood, " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $100.00 

additional appropriation, Jan., 1878, 2.18 

Cr. 

By cash paid winter bill, 1876-7, $9.00 

" Frederick Clough, labor, 6.50 

" John E. Rowell, " 9.00 

" John Wheeler, " 9.75 

" Henry Ordway, " 8.25 

" Chas. Flanders, " 6.00 

" Henry P. Moore, " .25 

" Frederick Clough, " 12.00 

" John L. Gordon, " 4.50 

" R. H. Batchelder, " 8.25 

" Oren Stevenson, " 3.55 

" Isaac F. Wheeler, " 9.75 

" B. A. Blood, " 15.38 



DISTRICT NO. 30. 

F. B. Carter, Surveyor, 1876. 

" 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $60.00 



$79.55 



$79.55 



1102.18 



$102.18 



$60.00 



48 

Cr. 

By cash paid Timothv Carter, labor, $9.00 

" David Carter, labor, 4.50 

" Chas. Carter, labor, 4.50 

" Frank Dimond, labor, 1.50 

" Frank 13. Carter, labor, 28.50 

By cash unexpended, 12.00 



DISTRICT NO. 31. 

Robert K. Lougee, Surveyor, 1876. 



u 


1877. 


Dr. 


To appropriat 


ion, 1877, 


$20.00 


additional 


appropriation, January, 




1878, 


- 


13.15 


Cr. 




By cash paid 


, winter bill 1876-7, 


$3.90 


u 


Nathan Marden, labor, 


3.00 


u 


Frank Marden, labor, 


3.75 


u 


Peter Marden, labor, 


3.75 


u 


S. E. Clifford, team, 


1.75 


a 


Robert K. Lougee, team, 


17.00 



DISTRICT NO. 32. 

John T. Gilman, Surveyor, 1876. 

Ai Smith, " 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $45.00 
additional appropriation, January, 

1878, 15.37 

unexpended balance, 1877, 10.13 

Cr. 

By cash paid winter bill 1876-7, $12.00 

" Josiah Sargent, labor, 9.00 

" Geo. Holt, labor, 4.95 

« Ai Smith, 44.55 



$60.00 



33.15 



$33.15 



$70.50 



$70.50 



49 



DISTRICT NO. 33. 

Henry H. Bean, Surveyor, 1876. 

" ' 1877. Dr. 

To appropriation, 1877, $60.00 

additional appropriation, January, 
1878, 4.12 



Cr. 






cash pai 


id Geo. T. Abbott, labor, 


112.00 


a 


E. R. Noyes, labor, 


4.00 


a 


F. Doplace, labor, 


12.00 


a 


C. L. Bailey, lajbor, 


3.00 


a 


T. P. Bean, labor, 


3.00 


a 


J. T. Batchelder, labor, 


.75 


u 


Amos Sanborn, labor, 


1.50 


a 


Henry H. Bean, labor, 


27.87 



DISTRICT NO. 34. 



John W. Bourlet, Surveyor, 1876. 




" " " .1877. 


Dr. 


To appropriation, 1877, 


850.00 


Cr. 




By cash paid G. Graham, labor, 


$6.00 


" Andrew Moody, labor, 


6.00 


" Moses Sanborn, labor, 


3.00 


" Chas. Graham, labor, 


4.50 


" John W. Bourlet, labor, 


17.25 


By cash unexpended, 


7.25 



DISTRICT NO. 35. 



Jonathan P. Leavitt, Surveyor, 1877. Dr. 
To appropriation, 1877, $40.00 



.12 



$64.1: 



$50.00 



$50.00 



$40.00 



50 
Or. 

By cash paid E. P. Jenness, $5.25 

" L. Stearns, .75 

" S. Guernsey, 3.00 

" Jeremiah Whitney, 5.25 

" Jonathan P. Leavitt, 19.75 

By cash unexpended, 6.00 



840.00 



Grand total, 13,839.03 



CITY PEECOCT, 



APPROPRIATION FOR 1877. 



For payment of interest on Precinct 

State House loan, 
lighting streets, 
payment of principal and interest 

on Water- Works debt, 
payment of interest on sewer loan, 

Paid as follows : 

Coupons, 
a 

S. W. Shattuck, 

L. K. Taft, 

Concord Gas Light Co., 

Tufts Brothers, 

Coupons, 



John H. Morse, 
Coupons, 



Lucinda K. Taft, 

City Water- Works, 

Coupon, 

Geo. E. Minot, 

Griggs Bros., 

Coupons, 



£2,950.00 
2,400.00 

4,500.00 
2,400.00 



112,250.00 



$3.00 

60.00 

13.75 

15.00 

2,358.97 

10.20 

84.00 

12.00 

45.00 

1.60 

78.00 

90.00 

9.00 

3.00 

15.00 

4,500.00 

6.00 

9.30 

61.10 

78.00 



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F. S. Crawford, 
Geo. E. Minot, 
C. C. Ainsworth, 
Coupons, 



S. C. Eastman, Tr., 

Coupons, 

Sewer Loan, 

Geo. Little, 

Wm. H. Gilnian, 

Coupons, 

F. Chase, 

Coupons, 

F. S. Crawford, 

Sewer Loan, 

Dartmouth college, 

Geo. Little, 

Sena Stevens, 

Coupons, 



$30.00 

3.00 

15.00 

60.00 

9.00 

3.00 

9.00 

120.00 

9.00 

1,200.00 

15.00 

30.00 

165.00 

30.00 

957.00 

30.00 

1,200.00 

30.00 

15.00 

30.00 

1,038.00 

21.00 



L2,471.92 



SEWERS. 



Balance of appropriation, 1876, unex- 




pended, 


$3,907.33 


Appropriation, 1877, 


12,000.00 


Pipe, tools, etc., on hand, as per re- 




port last year, 


1,693.72 


Received of Concord R. R. Cor., pipe 




sold, 


176.10 


G. S. Locke, pipe sold, 


7.56 


Abbot Downing Co., pipe 




sold, 


69.75 


B. G. Merrill, pipe sold, 


26.04 


Cummings Bros., pipe sold, 20.25 


J. C. Linehan, pipe sold, 


34.02 


Due from N. H. Asylum for Insane,* 


435.37 



: Since paid. 



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Transferred from roads and bridges, on 
account pipe used for catch basins, 
Ac, 1863.73 

Transferred from East Concord engine- 
house, for pipe and material, 93.65 



$19,327.52 



Paid as follows : 

C. C. Lund, engineering 1876-7, $570.75 
Byron G. Merrill, pay-rolls, 5,622.38 
Geo. A. Cummings, committee service, 25.00 
Geo. W. Nelson, 1.60 
Alexander Herbert, 1.50 
Concord R. R. Cor., freight on pipe, 3,252.25 
Akron Sewer Pipe Co., pipe, 6,432.00 

D. S. Webster, teaming, 96.45 
Henry Churchill, 2.50 
J. E. Clifford, 2.75 
Flanders, White & Houston, black- 
smithing, 115.74 

Samuel Holt, brick, 433.00 

Holt Bros., lumber, 25.00 

Wm. K. Holt & Co., damage, 23.74 

S. M. Chesley, blacksmithing, 19.25 

N. Weeks, blacksmithing, 43.09 

E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, &c, 31.77 
James F. Kelley, .90 
Geo. A. Pillsbury, for Akron Sewer 

Pipe Co., 792.41 

Woodworth, Dodge & Co., cement, 272.67 

Humphrey, Dodge & Co., hardware, 8.83 

Ford <fc Kimball, castings, 312.89 

Gust Walker, hardware, 11.82 

A. & G. A. Foster, horse hire, - 21.50 

James Wentworth, for rent, 40.00 

J. Frank Hoit, oil, &c, 7.18 

Frank Evans, 1.53 

D. O. Smith, blacksmithing, 4.46 

J. E. McShane, blacksmithing, 11.25 

Concord Gas Light Co., gas, 4.30 



$18,188.51 



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Amount brought forward, $18,188.51 

Balance unexpended, 1,139.01 



$19,327.52 



The committee have pipe, tools, lum- 
ber, &c, on hand, worth $1,049.50 
Balance unexpended, as above, 1,139.01 



52,188.51 



CITY PROPERTY, FEB. 1, 1878. 



City Hall lot, and half of building, $40,000.00 

City farm, 15,000.00 

Personal property at farm, by appraisal, 4,191.30 

Gravel lots at East Concord, 100.00 

Gravel lot on Washington street, 2,000.00 

Lot on Warren and Liberty streets, 700.00 

Land and buildings on Warren street, 10,000.00 

Land in Ward 2, 400.00 

Ward-house, Ward 2, 1,000.00 

Ward-house, Ward 6, 6,000.00 

City storehouse, lot, lumber, and stone, 5,000.00 

Tools in hands of sup't highways, 1,000.00 

Receiving tomb, 350.00 

Furniture in City Hall building, 200.00 

Furniture in mayor's office, 125.00 

Furniture in city clerk's office, 100.00 

Furniture in city marshal's office, 100.00 

Furniture in collector's office, 200.00 

Four horses, 800.00 

Harnesses and stable fixtures, 400.00 

Street sprinklers, pipes, and fixtures, 550.00 

Legacy of Abial Walker, for schools, 1,000.00 

Legacy of G. P. Lyon, for library, 1,000.00 

Legacy of Franklin Pierce, for library, 1,000.00 

City library, 5,000.00 

Gravel on A. B. Holt's lot, 1,000.00 

Old cemetery fund, city bonds, 700.00 

Central Fire Station, 34,000.00 

Steam heating apparatus, 1,000.00 

Property in hands of fire department, 32,210.90 

$165,127.20 



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APPROPRIATIONS, 1877. 

Paupers, 82,500.00 

Fire department, 10,000.00 

Incidentals, 6,000.00 

Roads and bridges, 12,000.00 

Committee service, 900.00 

Police and watch, 3,900.00 

Printing and stationery, 1,600.00 

Professional services, 500.00 

Salaries, 5,500.00 

Interest on city debt, 13,500.00 

Payment of city bonds, 16,000.00 

Public library, 1,300.00 

State tax, 22,200.00 

County tax, 21,078.90 

Schools, 25,725.00 

Repairs of highways, 10,000.00 

School-house taxes, 7,220.00 

Construction of sewers, 12,000.00 

Lighting streets, 2,400.00 

City Water- Works, 4,500.00 

Payment of floating debt, 10,000.00 
Payment of principal and interest, state house 

debt, 2,950.00 

Decorating soldiers' graves, 150.00 

Engine-house, East Concord, 2,000.00 

Payment of interest on sewer loan, 2,400.00 



$196,343.90 

An additional appropriation of 11,200 was made Dec. 29, 
for the new engine-house in Ward 2, of which amount $500 
was contributed by the citizens of East Concord. 

CITY DEBT AND ASSETS. 

FUNDED DEBT, PAYABLE AS FOLLOWS : 



When due. 


Rate of int. 


Payable. 


Amount. 


Nov. 1, 1878, 
Jan. 1, 1879, 
April 1, 1879, 
Nov. 1, 1879, 


6, 
6, 

6, 


semi-annually, 
annually, 
semi-annually, 
semi-annually, 


$4,000 
3,000 
4,000 
1,000 



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"When due. 


Rate of int. 


Payable. 


Jan. 1, 1880, 


6, 


annually, 


April 1. 1880, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Nov. 1, 1880, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Jan. 1, 1881, 


6, 


annually, 


April 1, 1881, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Nov. 1, 1881, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Jan. 1, 1882, 


6, 


annually, 


April 1, 1882, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Nov. 1, 1882, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Jan. 1,1883, 


6, 


annually, 


Jan. 1, 1883, 


5, 


annually, 


Nov. 1, 1883, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Jan. 1, 1884, 


6, 


annually, 


April 1, 1884, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Nov. 1, 1884, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Jan. 1, 1885, 


6, 


annually, 


April 1, 1885, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Nov. 1, 1885, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Jan. 1, 1886, 


6, 


annually, 


April 1, 1886, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Nov. 1, 1886, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Jan. 1, 1887, 


6, 


annually, 


Oct. 1, 1887, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Jan. 1, 1888, 


6, 


annually, 


Oct. 1, 1888, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Jan. 1, 1889, 


6, 


annually, 


Oct. 1, 1889, 


6, 


semi-annually. 


Jan. 1, 1890, 


6, 


annually, 


Oct. 1, 1890, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Jan. 1, 1891, 


6, 


annually, 


Oct. 1, 1891, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Nov. 1, 1891, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Oct. 1, 1892, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Nov. 1, 1892, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Oct. 1, 1893, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Nov. 1, 1893, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Oct. 1, 1894, 


6, 


semi-annually, 


Nov. 1, 1894, 


6, • 


semi-annually, 


Oct. 1, 1895, 


6, 


semi-annually, 



Amount. 

$8,000 
3,000 
1,000 
7,500 
3,000 
3,000 
5,000 
4,000 
1,000 
5,000 
6,000 
3,000 
2,000 
7,000 
5,000 
2,000 
5,000 
9,000 
1,500 
1,000 

10,000 
1,500 

10,000 
1,000 
8,500 
2,000 

10,000 
2,000 

10,000 
1,000 

$6,250 
6,000 
2,000 

10,000 
4,250 
8,000 
4,000 
7,000 
3,000 

$200,500 



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FLOATING DEBT AND OUTSTANDING CLAIMS. 

Notes, $12,000.00 

Interest, 140.00 

Coupons due, but not presented, city, 480.00 



Due for salaries and committee ser- 
vice, $2,200.00 
school districts, 473.15 



$12,620.00 



on citv orders, 106.09 

$2,779.24 



$215,899.24 
AVAILABLE ASSETS. 

Cash in city treasury, §2,157.05 

Due on tax list, 1875, 843.53 

1876, 5,768.29 

1877, 34,040.27 
from Merrimack county, 3,622.81 

Blossom Hill Cemetery, 4,000.00 

on account of sidewalks laid, 509.11 

rent,* 50.00 

note, Moses Ordway and others, 200.00 

town of Campton, 19.00 

$51,210.06 

Indebtedness above assets, 164,689.18 



1215,899.24 



Indebtedness of the city Feb. 1, 1877, above 

assets, 187,139.62 

Indebtedness, Feb. 1, 1878, 164,689.18 



Decrease of debt for year 1877, 22,450.44 

CITY PRECINCT DEBT AND ASSETS. 
State House precinct notes, 6 per cent., 



>ec. 1, 1878, 


$1,500 


1879, 


500 


1880, 


1.500 


1881, 


1,000 


" 1882, 


1,000 


" 1883, 


1,000 



* Since paid. 



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State House precinct notes, 6 per cent., 

semi-annually, payable Dec. 1, 1884, $1,000 

" 1885, 1.500 

1886, 2,500 

" 1887, 3,000 

" 1888, 3,500 

" 1889, 2,000 

" 1890, 3,000 

" 1891, 2,000 

« 1892, 2,000 

1893, 2,000 

" 1894, 3,000 

" 1895, 10,000 

" 1896, 7,000 



$49,000 



Precinct notes for sewers, 6 per cent., 

payable $8,000 annually on and 

after Dec. 1, 1882, 40,000 

City Water-Works, 350,000 



$439,000 



PRECINCT PROPERTY. 



City Water-Works, $350,000.00 

Indebtedness of precinct above 

assets, 89,000.00 

$439,000.00 

INDEBTEDNESS OF PRECINCT FEB. 1, 1878. 

State house debt, $49,000.00 

Water- Works debt, 350,000.00 

Sewers debt, 40,000.00 

$439,000.00 

Coupons due, but not yet presented : 
Precinct, $123.00 

Water-Works, 468.00 



$591.00 

Balance of appropriation, $439,591.00 

Unexpended on sewer account, $1,139.01 

Pipe, tools, and lumber on hand, 1,049.50 

$2,188.51 



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POLLS, VALUATION, AND TAXES ASSESSED. 

The number of polls, and the tax assessed on the real and personal 
estate in the city of Concord, since 1860 : 

Tax. 

$47,082.25 

46.290.48 

50,945.01 

60,293.82 

89,931.97 

158,787.29 

116,192.97 

145,173.49 

126,889.71 

146,791.64 

133.953.94 

137.84470 

141.122.97 

158,281.13 

171,045.61 

Tax. 

$10,719.19 

5,941.11 

5,370.06 

40,105.68 

54,077.75 

46,761.42 

9,468.86 

3,190.61 

$175,234.68 

Tax. 

$10,500.61 

5,066.28 

5,396.26 

36.956.22 

49,949.42 

43.794.41 

9,516.76 

2,588.33 

163,768.29 

Tax. 

$12,786.58 

5,787.75 

5,799.05 

38,652.21 

54,198.46 

47,094.53 

9.761.39 

2,960.30 



Year. 


No. of Tolls. 


Valuation. 


1860 


2,577 


$4,307,192 


1861 


2,497 


4,423,936 


1862 


2,350 


4,308,568 


1863 


2,454 


3,775,206 


1864 


2,539 


3,832.800 


1865 


2,495 


5,549,002 


1866 


2,762 


4,934,(182 


1867 


2,822 


5,006,774 


1868 


3,120 


5,378,365 


1869 


3,205 


5,581,459 


1870 


3,187 


5,751,928 


1871 


3,338 


5,891,993 


1872 


3,767 


5,917,054 


1873 


3,613 


9,012,650 


1874 


3,784 


9,000,526 


1875. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Ward 1, 


467 


$802,007 


2, 


241 


409,001 


3, 


228 


367,007 


4, 


951 


1,974,173 


5, 


752 


2,678,964 


6, 


817 


2,306,361 


7, 


485 


678,683 


Non-resident, 


3,941 






$9,216,195 


1876. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Ward 1, 


424 


$831,137 


2, 


252 


411,918 


3, 


242 


383,533 


4, 


937 


1,974,072 


5, 


743 


2,635,025 


6, 


818 


2,300,911 


7, 


495 


680,029 


Non-resident, 


3911 






9,222,025 


1877. 


Polls. 


Valuation. 


Ward 1, 


459 


$828,067 


2 


276 


412.928 


3! 


235 


380,565 


4, 


988 


1,932,937 


5, 


750 


2,817,120 


6, 


848 


2,359,665 


7, 


459 


673,835 


Non-resident, 







4015 



),405,117 



$177,040.27 



SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS TO 
THE CITY COUNCIL, FOR YEAR ENDING JANU- 
ARY 31, 1878. 



BOAED OF WATEE COMMISSICOTEES. 



George A. Pillsbury, Mayor, ex officio. 

Benjamin A. Kimball to March 31, 1878. 

John M. Hill to March 31, 1878. 

Samuel S. Kimball to March 31, 1879. 

Luther P. Durgin to March 31, 1879. 

John Kimball to March 31, 1880. 

William M. Chase to March 31, 1880. 



OFFICERS. 

B. A. Kimball, President. 
John M. Hill, Clerk. 
Charles C. Lund, Engineer. 
V. C. Hastings, Superintendent. 



REPORT. 



To the City Council: 

The Board of Water Commissioners herewith present their 
Sixth Annual Report, being for the municipal year ending 
January 81, 1878. 

PECUNIARY SUCCESS OF THE WORKS. 

It is a subject of congratulation that, notwithstanding the 
long-continued and severe prostration of business in this 
community, and the consequent depression of our mechan- 
ical and industrial interests, greater now than at any pre- 
vious time, there has been during the past year a gratifying 
increase in the revenue of the Water- Works, tending to con- 
firm the impressions expressed in our last report, that upon 
the return of our accustomed prosperity, we may expect 
this enterprise to become at once self-supporting, and event- 
ually to be a source of considerable income to the city. The 
receipts from water-rents have been $20,373.42 against 
$18,770.55 in 1876, a gain of $1,602.87. The receipts 
from all sources, $20,763.03 against $19,001.07, a gain of 
$1,761.96. 

DURABILITY AND PERMANENCY. 

Five years have now elapsed since water was supplied 
through these Works, and the test of time lias been exceed- 
ingly favorable to both the kind and character of the work, 
reflecting great credit upon the contractors for the faithful 



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manner of its execution, and affording abundant promise for 
its present security and future permanency. The repairs 
during all this time have been comparatively slight, much 
less, we think, than if the mains had been of iron. The 
maintenance of these repairs for the time indicated was made 
the duty of the contractors by the terms of the contract, and 
has been faithfully performed. Year by year the expense 
has been decreasing, and for the last year has not exceeded 
seventy-five dollars ; and now that the Board is about to as- 
sume this new liability, we may confidently count upon a prob- 
able future cost of little amount. 

SEWERAGE — ITS ADVANTAGES. 

The extensive sewerage put in by the city during the sea- 
sons of 1875, 1876, and 1877, aggregating fourteen and one 
fifth miles, following exclusively our lines of street mains, 
has been of incalculable convenience and great sanitary ad- 
vantage to our people, and has added materially to the prof- 
its of the Water-Works. Sewerage has naturally and neces- 
sarily succeeded the introduction of water, and its favorable 
results to these Works are yet far from ended. We may ex- 
pect a gradual and material increase in receipts from this 
source for several years to come. 

IMMUNITY FROM FIRE. 

During the five years since the construction of these Works, 
the total losses by fire in the Precinct, as shown by the re- 
ports of the chief engineers of the fire department, have been 
as follows : 1873, 165,340 ; 1874, $10,501 ; 1875, 118,710 ; 
1876, $15,300 ; 1877, $4,800— total, $114,651. Deducting 
the amount of losses in 1873, the first year of operation, and 
before the firemen had acquired a practical knowledge of the 
working of the hydrant service, the aggregate for all the 
four remaining years reaches only $49,311, or less than the 
sum of any single year's losses of the five years preceding 



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the use of Long Pond water. The reason of this is apparent 
to the most casual observer, and is due solely to the readiness 
with which streams of large volume can be brought into requi- 
sition in times of fire, and to the abundant and never-failing 
supply. The two successfully managed fires in the winters 
of 1876-7 and 1877-8, of the large barns filled with hay and 
other combustible material, in dangerous localities, and oc- 
curring under circumstances and conditions of the elements 
which carried terror and consternation to thousands of citi- 
zens at the prospect of a conflagration which no human pow- 
er might be able to stay, fully developed our resources for 
water, and saved more than the cost of the entire Works. 
With the scanty and often inadequate supply under the old 
system, who could have foretold the consequences ? 

MAINS AND SERVICE-PIPES. 

By the action of the Board, early in the year, the superin- 
tendent was instructed to assume the laying of all water- 
mains and service-pipes, making purchases of pipes and ma- 
terials, and employing all necessary labor. This has insured 
to us the constant services of a person of fair skill to perform 
this work and to aid the superintendent in general care and 
management and office labor. The expense of laying for the 
year 1877 has been, 4,170 feet pipe, costing 81,015.98 ; aver- 
age, 24£ cents per foot; — in 1876,4,346 feet pipe, costing 
$1,477.97 ; average 34 cents per foot. This shows a very de- 
cided decrease of expense under the present arrangement. 
The charges for the care and repairs of hydrants have been 
$156.92, which is included in the item of general care and 
maintenance. 

THE WORKS AS AN INVESTMENT. 

We cannot forbear adverting to the fact that the Works 
are now, practically, a paying investment. The legitimate 
running expenses for the year, as shown by the city treas- 
urer's and superintendent's reports have been, — interest on 



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bonded debt, ($350,000) at 6 per cent., $21,000; care and 
maintenance, $2,317.07 ; total, $23,317.07. The receipts are 
$20,373.42 ; apparent deficit, $2,913.65. With the moder- 
ate allowance of fifty dollars each for the nse of ninety-three 
public hydrants, we should have an addition to our receipts 
of $4,650, and an excess of $1,716.35 over expenses. It will 
not require more than a couple of years, allowing the same 
ratio of increase as in the past two years, to equalize the in- 
come and expenditures, and afford the city the free use of 
water for fire purposes. 

LAND DAMAGES, FLOWAGE. 

During the past year the sum of 1283.40 has been paid for 
land damages at Long Pond. All claims on this account are 
now extinguished except one, comparatively small, and the 
complete right of flowage to the height of 185 feet has been 
substantially settled and secured. 

NEW DAM AT THE WASTE-WAY. 

Under the requirements of the Holden award, a new and 
substantial earth and stone dam has been built at the waste- 
way near Forge dam, under the supervision of Messrs. J. 
Kimball and Durgin, committee. The immediate structure 
at the overflow is all of cut stone, laid deep, and completed 
in a very substantial and workmanlike manner. The placing 
of this new dam will raise the capacity of water in the pond 
to 184 feet, 9 inches. The expense has been $1,362.53. 

ENLARGEMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS. 

A much needed improvement has been made by an exten- 
sion of twenty-six feet to the gate-keeper's barn, at a cost of 
$300. The " kit factory " on the outlet stream, below West 
Concord street, occupied by Mr. Moses Humphrey, has been 
put in a state of repair at an expense of $225, and re-leased 
for a term of five years from Feb. 1, 1878, at an annual rent 



65 

of $392. This will be hereafter a source of additional in- 
come, no revenue having accrued previously, as by the terms 
of the original purchase Mr. H. held free occupancy to the 
date mentioned. 

PLANS OF STREET MAINS AND SERVICE PIPES. 

Elaborate and detailed plans of street mains and service 
pipes, showing also the city sewerage, have been furnished 
by Mr. Charles C. Lund, engineer of the Works. They are 
based upon a scale of one inch to each forty feet, are drawn 
from careful surveys and measurements, and evince much 
artistic skill in their execution. The cost has been $227.75. 

PROSPECTIVE IMPROVEMENTS AT LONG POND. 

The improvement of the grounds at Forge dam and its 
vicinity will receive the attention of the Board during the 
coming year. The fencing of the gate-keeper's premises, and 
the reclaiming of land belonging thereto, west of the road 
across the dam, and near the waste-way, bringing it to an 
arable condition, should be effected. The inclosure of all 
the grounds pertaining to the Water- Works, east of and be- 
low the dam, and taking preliminary steps towards forming 
the same into a park, which in time, with inconsiderable ex- 
pense, may be rendered very beautiful, is a project which has 
already been considered, and is much to be desired. Private 
contributions in its aid have already been indicated. The 
completion of a park at this point, with a shore road around 
the entire pond, would afford an attraction which, with the 
natural beauty and varied scenery of this charming sheet of 
water and its surroundings, is rarely exceeded, if equalled. 

SUPPLY OP WATER — GENERAL DATA. 

The volume of water in Long Pond during the year has 
been comparatively even and regular. The highest point at- 
tained was April 27, being 178.50 ; and the lowest March 4, 
4 



6Q 

being 174.80; a variation of 4.20 feet. The record gives 
the height on the first of each month as follows : 

January, 176.00 July, 177.55 

February, 175.05 August, 176.90 

March, 174.30 September, 176.20 

April, 177.10 October, 174.90 

May, 178.50 November, 175.55 

June, 177.20 December, 177.30 

The height January 1, 1878, was 177.60, being 1.60 feet 
higher than at the corresponding date of 1877, and 2.20 feet 
less than for the highest point during the year. The average 
for the year was 176.46. The average for the four preceding 
years was,— 1873, 175.86 ; 1874, 179.50 ; 1875, 180 ; 1876, 
180.28. To give the reader a clearer insight of this matter, 
we subjoin the following data : Height of dam, 187 ; over- 
flow, 184.75; Holden's high-water mark (old dam), 179.17 ; 
lowest point to which water may be drawn from conduit, 167. 
The base or datum line of reckoning is from low-water level 
in the Merrimack river at Lower Bridge. For height of other 
points in the city, see table appended to this report. 

In the spring of 1876 the pond was completely filled by 
the melting snows and abundant rains, and large quantities of 
water were of necessity discharged through the various pipe 
outlets to reduce the general volume below the then overflow 
(183). The spring of 1877 furnished little water from thaws, 
and the rains of April alone added materially to the sup- 
ply. The summer rains were sparse and scanty, and the 
pond was replenished and kept up mostly from its never- 
failing springs. In the fall, the rain-fall was reasonably 
abundant, and left the store good for the winter. 

VARIOUS MATTERS. 

Mr. John Kimball has acted since August last as president 
pro tern., in the absence of Mr. Benjamin A. Kimball, now in 
Europe. 



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The Board take pleasure in commending the superintend- 
ent for his care and good management, and his faithful ser- 
vices generally. 

The Superintendent estimates the average amount of water 
drawn daily during the year to be 550,000 gallons. The 
above estimate is made from meter measurements at different 
seasons of the year. 

There has been laid during the year, for distribution pipes, 
<fec, 765 feet of 6-inch, 258 feet of 1-inch, 955 feet of 1-inch, 
1 stop gate, and 91 service pipes, or 2,192 feet. 

There is on hand 2,303 feet of 4-inch cement pipe ready 
for use, which was purchased, late in the season, of the Amer- 
ican Gas & Water Pipe Co., at a cost of about 28| cents 
per foot ; total, $622.60. It will probably be laid during the 
coining summer. 

BENJAMIN A. KIMBALL, 
JOHN M. HILL, 
SAMUEL S. KIMBALL, 
LUTHER P. DURGIN, 
JOHN KIMBALL, 
WILLIAM M. CHASE, 
GEO. A. PILLSBURY, ex off., 

Commissioners. 
Concord, Feb. 1,1878. 



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TABLE 

Showing Summary of 3fain, Distribution, and Service Pipe, 
?iov) laid and in use. 



30-inch 


main, 


16-inch 


(C 




14-inch 


CC 




14-inch distribution 


12-inch 




cc 


10-inch 




a 


8-inch 




<c 


6-inch 




cc 


4-inch 




CC 


1-inch 




cc 


|-inch 




a 



1,950 


ft 


151 


cc 


13,556 


(C 


3,704 


(( 


1,622 


u 


3,034 


CC 


8,667 


cc 


37,911 


cc 


42,609 


cc 


9,236 


cc 


7,936 


cc 



Total, 

— equal to 24.692 miles. 
1,480 service pipes, or 31,987 
93 public hydrants. 
8 private hydrants. 
130 stop-gates. 

Water is now supplied for 

1673 families, 
126 bath-tubs, 
237 water-closets, 
263 wash-basins, 
43 urinals, 
658 yard hydrants, 
93 fire hydrants, 

8 private fire hydrants, 
30 heating apparatus, 

4 hotels, 

3 greenhouses, 
10 fountains, 

5 churches, 

4 school-houses, 
1 state house, 
1 state prison, 
7 livery stables, 

353 horses and cows, 
1 Odd Fellows' hall, 
1 Masonic hall, 

5 city buildings, 
47 offices, 

6 banks, 



130,369 ft. 



feet. 



the following uses : 

1 post-office, 
85 stores, 

3 railroads, 

1 gas-works, 

22 stationary engines, 

2 book-binderies, 

4 printing establishments, 
2 organ manufactories, 
4 carriage manufactories, 

1 soap manufactory, 

4 public watering-troughs, 

5 photographers, 

2 foundries, 
1 tannery, 
1 bakery, 
4 eating-houses, 

23 mechanics' shops, 
9 barber shops, 
8 saloons, 

1 jail, 
4 cemeteries, 

2 street sprinklers, 
1 drinking fountain. 



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TABLE 

Showing Receipts and Expenditures by Superintendent. 

RECEIPTS FOR THE YEAR 1877. 

Feb. 1. Amount received, as per register, 

from Jan. 31, 1877, to Feb. 1, 1878, $20,220.17 
Extra per cent, from delinquents, 74.85 
For building purposes, 16.20 
use of meters, 62.20 
rent of stable at dam, 43.33 
rent of Cooledge house and lot, 90.03 
hydrant and iron pipe sold N. H. Asy- 
lum, 256.25 



520,763.03 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Nathaniel White, rent of office, $300.00 

Geo. Goodhue, pipe, &c, 495.59 

V. C. Hastings, salary, 1,200.00 

Morrill & Silsby, printing, &c, 62.99 
Woodbury & Batchelder, printing, &c., 7.50 

Concord Gas-Light Co., gas, 16.50 

Ranlet & Prescott, coal, 18 75 

G. S. Locke & Co., coal, 18.12 

V. C. Hastings, incidentals, 21.28 

A. & G A. Foster, horse-hire, 28.00 

C. H. Norton & Son, horse-hire, 13.50 

Stephen Sevvell, trucking, 7.18 

C. P. Rowell, trucking, 4. 00 
Geo. F. Sewell, trucking, 17 00 
A. S. Farnum, trucking, 3.60 
Humphrey, Dodge & Co., tools, &c, 65.42 
Gust Walker, drain pipe, &c, 48.50 
Stevens & Duncklee, iron-work, 16.80 
John A. White, machine-work, 3.70 
Ford & Kimball, castings, 9.36 

D. O. Smith, smith-work, 17.83 
D. B. Webber, smith-work, 760 
Simeon Partridge, smith-work, 53.81 
Batchelder & Co., salt and oil, 2.40 
Levi Roby, block and falls, 6.00 
Hammond & Ayers, matting, 2.13 
Union Water Meter Co., meter, 30.80 



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Paid Ludlow Valve Manufacturing Co., 

valve and castings, $28.25 

Jarecki, Hays & Co., gate boxes, 7.20 

American Steam Gauge Co., gauge, 85.00 

Nathaniel White, pipe, 80.00 
American Water & Gas Pipe Co., 

pipe, 575.75 
Concord Railroad, freight, 46.85 
Miss V. H. Johnson, counter, 30.00 
John Eves, stop-cock, 1.75 
Robert Sunderland, labor — painting, 13.00 
C. H. Martin & Co., lead, &c, 7.03 
L. R. Fellows, incidentals, 2.45 
Charles C. Lund, drawing plans, &c, 241.75 
E. W. Woodward, service pipe, 9.79 
John H. Morse, service pipe and la- 
bor, 11.85 
Frank Coffin, cement, 82.00 

B. F. Putney, labor, 10.35 

C. L. Fellows, labor, 7.43 
Charles McCarthy, labor, 1.50 
John Foley, labor, 3.12 
J. L. Mason, labor, 1.50 
Edwin Byrnes, labor, 249.68 
Charles Byrnes, labor, 9.69 
Edwin Byrnes, pay-roll, 363.94 
L. R. Fellows, pay-roll, overflow, 561.78 
Geo. W. Whittier, " " 61 24 
O. F. Richardson, labor, &c, 14.75 
Holt Bros., lumber, 29.54 
E. B. Hutchinson, lumber, 32 19 
City of Concord, lumber, 23.82 
Whittemore & Kimball, lumber, 80.75 
L. Dow. labor on kit shop, 81.00 
E. B. Hutchinson, building barn, 300.00 
Thornton & Farnum, stone, 80.25 
Granite Railway Co., " 28.00 
Fuller & Pressey, " 102.50 

A. J. Holmes, " 234.00 
Hiram Farnum, drawing stone, 92.87 
John K. Abbott, land damage, 239.00 

B. & C. H. Farnum, land damage, 44.40 



$6,354.33 



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Divided as follows ; 



For land damages, $283.40 

distribution and service pipe, 1,015.98 

care and maintenance of Works, 2,317.07 

rebuilding overflow, 1,362.53 

enlargement of stable at dam, 300.00 

repairs of kit manufactory, 225.00 

new pipe (not yet laid), 622.60 
plans of street mains and service pipes, 

in detail, 227.75 



,354.33 



TABLE 

Showing Estimate of Receipts and Expenditiwes for 1878. 

RECEIPTS. 

From water-rents, $21,000.00 

EXPENDITURES. 

For interest on the water debt, $21,000.00 

Maintenance and care, 2,500.00 

Extension of mains, 1,000.00 

New service pipe, 500.00 



Excess of expenditures over receipts, to be 



25,000.00 



provided for by taxation, $4,000.00 



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TABLE 



Showing Financial Statement of the Concord Water- Works, 
by City Treasurer. 



Samuel C. Eastman, Treasurer, in account with the Water- 
Works for the year ending January 31, 1878. 



RECEIPTS. 



Balance of cash on hand Feb. 1, 1877, $2,787.85 
Received from the city of Concord, be- 
ing the precinct tax, 4,500.00 
Received for water-rents, 20,763.03 



$28,050.88 



EXPENDITURES. 



Interest on bonds, $20,754.00 

Maintenance, extensions, &c, 6,354. 33 



$27,108.33 
Balance, cash on hand, 942.55 



$28,050.88 



Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL C. EASTMAN, Treasurer. 

Concord, K H., Feb. 1, 1878. 
We have examined the foregoing account, and find that all 
the payments therein recorded are duly authenticated by proper 
vouchers, the several items correctly cast, and the amount of 
cash on hand to be $942.55. 

GEORGE A. PILLSBURY, ] 
JOHN G. TALLANT, ! Committee on 

LEWIS B. IIOIT, f Finance. 

ARAM B. SMITH, 



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TABLE 

Showing the Height of several JPoints of Interest above the 
base or datum line at low water mark at Merrimack river, 
Lower Bridge. 

Mudsill on bottom of old gate at foot of Long Pond, 169.55 
High-water mark, as claimed by Messrs. Holden, 179.17 
Bottom of well-house at Long Pond, 165.50 
Top of well-house at Long Pond, 188.00 
Bottom of conduit at well-house, 167.00 
" " gate-house, 166.00 
Bottom of gate-house, 164.50 
" supply-pipes in gatediouse, 166.00 
" large pipes in gatediouse, 169.50 
Top of dam, 187.00 
'•' overflow, 184.75 
Extreme low water, 167.00 
" high water, 184.75 
Main pipe at meter-house, 164.00 
Holden's upper mill-pond, 126.74 
" lower mill-pond, 99.14 
Humphrey's mill-pond, 60.02 
Highway at city farm, 104.00 
" Benjamin Farnum's, 91.00 
" entrance to Blossom Hill Cemetery, 83.00 
Intersection of Penacook and State streets, 60.00 
" " Northern Railroad, 23.20 
Horse Shoe Pond, 8.65 
Main street, at J. B. Walker's, 40.00 
" Washington, 54.00 
« Smoky Hollow, 43.00 
« Eagle Hotel, 57.00 
" Pleasant street, 51.00 
" Abbot Downing Company's, 54.00 
Railroad track, at the station, 27.10 
" Ferry street, 22.50 
Intersection of State and West streets, 53.50 
" Pleasant and South streets, 70.00 
" Warren and Green streets, 65.00 
Summit of Pleasant street, near asylum, 122.00 
" Warren street, 121.00 
" School street, near Judge Sargent's, 142.00 
" " on Warde, Humphrey & Wes- 
ton's land, 158.00 
" Centre street, near Charles Ballard's, 133.00 



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Summit of Centre street, on Warde, Humphrey & Wes- 
ton's land, $169.00 

State street, at state house, 67.00 

« prison, 79.00 

Intersection of Walnut and Washington streets, 102.50 

" " Church streets, 135.00 

Summit, on Church street, 139.00 

South end of Main street bridge, Fisherville, 96.24 

Intersection of Main and Washington sts., Fisherville, 119.56 

Surface of water in canal on East Canal st., Fisherville, 95.31 



REPORT 



COMMITTEE 03ST CITY FARM. 



To the City Council : 

The undersigned, Joint Standing Committee on the City 
Farm, respectfully submit the Twenty-fifth Annual Report of 
the receipts and expenditures of the Farm, for the year end- 
ing Feb. 1, 1878, with the inventory belonging thereto. 
Your committee are satisfied that the inmates at the Farm 
have been properly cared for, and we are pleased to report a 
large increase in the products of the Farm over previous 
years, but at the same time have thought best to make a 
large reduction in the appraisal of the personal property. 
The great depreciation in value, if kept up to the appraisals 
of previous years, would not give a fair showing of the prop- 
erty belonging to the Farm ; therefore we have thought best 
to appraise articles at their market value at the present 
time, that the citizens of Concord might have a correct un- 
derstanding of its financial condition. 

JOHN G. TALLANT, 
GEO. F. UNDERBILL, 
IRA C. PHILLIPS, 

Committee on City Farm. 



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INVENTORY OF PROPERTY AT CITY FARM, FEB. 

1, 1878. 

City Farm and buildings, $15,000.00 



LIVE STOCK. 



11 cows, 


$385.00 


2 horses, 


300.00 


11 hogs, 


170.00 


40 fowls, 


30.00 


1 horse at city stable, 


100.00 


HAY AND GRAIN. 




8 tons English hay, 


$160.00 


14 " stock hay, 


196.00 


4 " oat straw, 


48.00 


9 " corn-fodder, 


108.00 


53 bushels rye, 


53.00 


400 " corn, 


400.00 


120 " oats, 


60.00 


FARMING TOOLS. 




1 ox-cart, 


$20.00 


1 ox-wagon, 


60.00 


5 plows, 


50.00 


1 ox-sled, 


20.00 


1 " (traverse), 


40.00 


1 express wagon, 


75.00 


1 Concord " 


35.00 


1 pung sleigh, 


40.00 


1 two-horse traverse sled, 


30.00 


1 mowing-machine, 


50.00 


1 horse-rake, 


5.00 


2 buffalo robes, 


25.00 


5 yokes, 


20.00 


2 cultivators, 


10.00 


3 harrows, 


15.00 


1 hay-cutter, 


15.00 


1 set harness, 


40.00 


1 


15.00 



$985.00 



81,025.00 



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1 single harness, $15.00 

1 set draft harness, 15.00 

7 hay-forks, 3.50 

12 feed-boxes, 2.00 

1 two-horse cart, 50.00 

1 two-horse wagon, 100.00 

2 cart-spires, 5.00 
1 fan mill, ' 1400 

4 one-bushel baskets, 2.00 

5 baskets, 2.50 

1 set dry measures, 1.50 

5 manure-forks, 3.75 

6 draft chains, 7.50 

4 small chains, 1.00 
6 hoes, 3.00 

2 garden hoes, 1.00 
2 manure hooks, 1.00 
6 shovels, 5.00 

1 pick, 1.00 

5 whiffletrees, 10.00 

2 iron bars, 3.00 
1 witch-chain, 1.00 
1 ox-cart body, 15.00 
1 screw wrench, 1.00 

1 hammer, 1.00 
4 corn-cutters, -80 
4 ox-muzzles, 2.00 

2 steelyards, 1.50 
1 mallet and 4 chisels, 2.50 

1 garden rake, .40 

2 cross-cut saws, 6.00 
1 jack-screw, 5.00 
1 bit-stock and 13 bits, 4.00 
1 scalding-tub, 4.00 
1 stone body, 4.00 
1 hand-saw, 1.00 
1 pair pole straps, 3.00 

4 halters, 4.00 

1 drag-rake, 1.00 

3 planes, 3.50 
3 augers, 2.00 

5 ax<s. 3.75 

2 grindstones, 6.00 



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4 scythes and snaths, $2.00 

4 bush scythes and two snaths, 4.00 

50 feet rope,. 1.00 

10 rakes, 2.00 

1 spread chain, 1-50 

4 wood-saws, 3.00 

1 stone drag, 5.00 

4 ladders, 4.00 

1 wheelbarrow, 5.00 

1 spade fork, 1.00 

1 branding-iron, 1.00 

1 oil-stone, 1.00 

1 pair whiffletrees and evener, 3.50 

1 saw-set, 1-00 

1 grain cradle, 3.50 



$17,932.70 



PROVISIONS AND FAMILY STORES. 

125 lbs. ham, $12.50 

300 " salt pork, 33.00 

200 " " beef, 16.00 

40 " lard, 5.00 

6 " butter, 1.80 

15 gals, pickles, 7.50 

2 " vinegar, .80 

2 vinegar casks, 2.00 

i bbl. flour, 4.25 

5 bbls. meal, 12.50 

50 flour barrels, 5.00 

35 cords dry wood in shed, 140.00 

70 " green wood at door, 140.00 

1000 feet lumber, 8.00 

1 meat-saw, 1-25 
| doz. files, 1.00 

Dairy utensils, 10.00 

2 bushels salt, 1.20 
i bushel fine salt, -50 
5 lbs. tea, 2.50 
2 " coffee, .80 

100 cabbages, 8.00 

1 bbl. apples, 3.00 

60 gals, cider, 6.00 



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10 cider 


casks, 


14.00 


150 bushels potatoes, No. 1, 


90.00 


15 " 


potatoes, No. 2, 


4.50 


50 " 


beets, 


50.00 


75 " 


mangolds, 


22.50 


40 " 


carrots, 


24.00 


2i " 


white beans, 


7.50 


3 « 


speckled beans, 


7.50 


10 " 


sweet turnips, 


5.00 


1 white 


wash brush, 


1.00 


U bbls. 


soft soap, 


5.00 



$643.60 



HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. 



1 washing-machine, 
1 clothes-wringer, 
Beds, bedding, and furniture, 


$7.00 

8.00 

600.00 






RECEIPTS. 


$19,191.30 



Lucius L. Farwell, SupH, Dr. 



To cash for labor, men, and team, 


$122.75 


wood and lumber, 


278.12 


potatoes, 


39.33 


hay and straw, 


234.00 


vegetables, 


35.09 


meat and lard, 


20.37 


milk, butter, and eggs, 


426.68 


neat stock and one horse, 


601.00 


corn, rye, oats, and beans, 


87.62 


swine, 


80.82 


fowls, 


23.27 


board of county paupers, 


696.00 


" prisoners, 


120.00 


keeping tramps, 


93.00 


sundries, 


69.22 



^2,927.27 



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EXPENDITURES. 



Lucius 1ST. Farwell, Sup't, 




Cr. 




By cash paid for labor, 




$843.14 




groceries, 




464.82 




grain and meal, 




49.15 




blacksmithing, 




104.67 




meat and fish, 




102.96 




fowls, 




13.25 




swine, 




82.00 




neat stock, 




447.50 




dry goods, boots, 


and 






shoes, 




72.55 




hardware, 




31.23 




sundries, 




172.46 




supt's salary, 




600.00 


$2,983.73 






Deficiency, 


$56.46 


STATEMENT. 







Appraised value of farm and buildings, 

Feb. 1, 1877, $15,000.00 

Appraised value of personal property, 

Feb. 1, 1877, 4,583.00 

$19,583.00 

Appraised value of farm and buildings, 

Feb. 1, 1878, $15,000.00 

Appraised value of personal property, 

Feb. 1, 1878, 4,191.30 

$19,191.30 



Decrease, $391.70 

Names and ages of paupers at City Farm, Feb. 1, 1878: 

James W. Powers, aged 75. 

Eleazer Davis, aged 87. 

John B. Orummett, aged 70. 

Joseph Glines, aged 81. 

John Euran, aged 83. 

Joseph H. Morrill, age unknown. 

Sarah Jane Sargent, aged 47. 



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Name of pauper who died during the year : 
Henry Babb, Nov. 27, 1877, aged 56. 

Number of paupers at the Farm, Feb. 1, 1878, 7 

Number of different paupers at the Farm during the year, 18 

Names of paupers discharged during the year : 

James Drew, May 28, 1877. 
Charles H. Thompson, March 23, 1877. 
George H. Young, April 15, 1877. 
Obed Steward, June 28, 1877. 
Jeremiah Arlin, June 28, 1877. 
Emma J. Sargent, January 17, 1878. 
Nettie Powell, October 15, 1877. 
Edward Wilson, December 11, 1877. 
Frederick Stevens, November 8, 1877. 
Dominico Guinazza, May 28, 1877. 

Number of tramps lodged during the year, 93 

Number sentenced to house of correction, 3 

6 



TENTH ANNUAL EEPOET 



OVERSEER OF THE POOR FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
JANUARY 31, 1878. 



To the Board of Mayor and Aldermen : 

Gentlemen : The undersigned herewith submits his Tenth 

Annual Report of the expenditures for the poor, exclusive of 
those at the almshouse, for the year ending Jan. 31, 1878. 

CITY PAUPERS. 

Name. Nationality. Amount. 

John Harrington, Irish, $152.03 

Wm. Fagan, Irish, 12.75 

Mrs. Orrison Dudley, American, 112.25 

Mrs. Henry Hall, American, 18.95 

Morris Lamprey, American, 19.00 

Archibald Martin, American, 7.00 

Mrs. Edward Hodgman, 151.25 

John J. Burke, Irish, 45.00 

N. K. Emery, American, 3.00 

Mrs. Clarissa Randall, American, 27.75 

John Davis, American, 12.00 

Geo. W. Foote, American, 10.00 

Francis F. Hoit, American, 19.00 

Mrs. James K. Page, American, 78.00 

Mrs. Harvey L. Chandler, American, 9.00 

John J. Dadmun, American, 8.00 

Mrs. John F. Burke, Irish, 8.00 

Chas. H. Johnson, American, 110.50 



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Name. Nationalitj-. 

Mrs. James Crowther, American, $67.50 

Zach. C. Arlin, American, 27.25 

Chas. Hodge, American, 16.40 

John Bresnehan, Irish, 3.25 

Alfred Shaw, American, 8.00 

Mrs. John O'Brien, Irish, 3.00 

Mrs. Ralph R. Evans, American, 30.25 

J. Everett Hutchins, American, 24.00 

Timothy Doretv, Irish, 10.00 

Henry W. McMichael, Irish, 12.00 

Mrs. Joseph P. Carpenter, 22.75 



$1,027.88 



Cr. 

Received from town of Weare, for aid 

to C. H. Johnson and family, $110.50 

Received from town of Camptonfor sup- 
port of family of Ed. Hodgman, 132.25 

Balance due from town of Campton, 19.00 

Received from other sources, 80.30 



$342.05 



Paid asylum for the insane, as follows : 



For support of Joseph Carpenter, 
Abner F. Durgin, 


$135.40 
228.03 




Ellen M. Summers, 


221.48 




Betsey Haines, 


35.24 


$620.15 


Paid state reform school, maintenance 


of Emma 


Sargent, 




5.14 



$1,311.12 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Aid to county paupers resident in Concord, as follows 

Godfrey Jacobs, Jr., French, $23.00 

Mrs. James Flynn, Irish, 18.00 

Mrs. Lucretia Danforth, American, 1.92 

James Buckley, French, 1.75 

Jeddie Welcome, French, 8.00 



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Mrs. Ellen Mahoney, Irish, $17.00 

Hiram Stevens, American, 6.00 

Joseph Goddett, French, 26.31 

Mrs. Isaac Mason, French, 18.00 

Geo. C. Beckett, Irish, 78.00 

Nelson Florence, French, 58.73 

Mrs. Nancv Dorety, Scotch, 64.00 

Michael Martin, Irish, 12.37 

Jeremiah Lynch, Irish, 27.00 
Mrs. Ellen Geary and daughter, Irish, 16.78 

Mrs. Martin Deveney, Irish, 104.00 

Mrs. Daniel Blackstone, Irish, 60.77 

John K. Lang, American, 15.00 

Mrs. Wm. Hannigan, Irish, 5.80 

Joseph Cote, French, 3.00 

Mary Storin, Irish, 6.00 

Mrs. Thomas Coty, French, 72.00 

Georgiana Powell, American, 50.28 

Mrs. Levi Fortia, French, 10.75 

Mrs. Nancy O'Hara, Irish, 10.75 

Sylvester Kiggens, Irish, 6.00 

Mrs. Ellen Woods, Irish, 9.25 

Benj. G. Tucker, American, 14.00 

Martin Farrell, Irish, 6.00 

Paul Myartt, French, 94.57 

Simon F. Drew, American, 17.70 

Edward R. Stevens, American, 22.50 

Eleazer Bazro, French, 11.00 

Narcissus LeClair, French, 2.00 

Fred Trudeau, French, 43.65 

Abial Stevens, American, 16.00 

James Plimpton, English, 13.07 

Mary M. Cilley, 10.00 

Children of Thomas Sullivan, Irish, 30.00 

Pvosannah Larkin, Irish, 6.00 

Mrs. Wm. McKay, English, 6.00 

Mrs. Rose Mary Allen, Irish, 8.00 

William Ward, American, 6.00 

Albert Wright, American, 3.00 

Moses Worley, English, 4.12 

Geo. Worley, English, 4.13 

Daniel H. McLaughlin, Irish, 5.49 

Willis Sargent, American, 20.00 



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James A. Ashley, American, $8.00 

Thomas Haines, American, 12.49 

Fred W. Story, American, 8.25 

Mrs. Robert Smith, American, 9.00 

Chas. F. Guild, American, 3.00 

Mrs. Joseph Mitchell, French, 1.50 

Mrs. Abby Livingston, Irish, 35.25 

Mrs. Phebe Larabee, American, 42.50 

Mrs. Eliza Sargent, American, 5.00 

Geo. Taylor, American, 3.70 

James P. Sleeper, American, 7.50 

Patrick Kennedy, Irish, 5.75 

Joseph Giddis, French, 8.00 

Charles L. Weeks, American, 8.25 

Edward T. Wight, American, 142.60 

Joshua S. Griffin, American, 22.50 

Charles Flanders, American, 3.00 

Joseph Gendron, French, 9.00 

Susan Jones, French, 25.50 

Mrs. John Trato, French, 72.15 

Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, at asylum, 21.74 

Ellen Reardon, at asylum, 11.23 

Chas. A. Bo wen, at asylum, 4.00 

James C. Rowe, American, 10.75 

Mrs. Mary Owens, Irish, 160.00 

Mrs. Amelia Bassett, French, 6.00 

Sarah A. Dudley, American, 104.00 

Mrs. R. T. Orr, American, 36.57 

Mrs. Wm. Downing, Irish, 18.00 

Joseph O. Perkins, American, 11.32 

Charles M. Buckman, American, 6.00 

Lovell J. Sherman, American, 5.00 

Mrs. Priscilla C. Walker, American, 58.00 

Mrs. Anna Holland, American, 52.00 

Mrs. Emily Suppry, French, 6.00 

Mrs. Patrick Desmond, Irish, 54.00 

John F. Brown, Jr., American, 29.24 

Mrs. Patrick O'Flanagan, Irish, 51.00 

Gardiner K. Knowles, American, 122.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Clary, Irish, 10.00 

Mrs. Nancy Pearson, American, 78.00 

Israel Shepard, American, 52.00 

Fred Larry, French, 21.25 



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Levi Marston, American (deceased), $37.00 

Bennett Pratt, American, 16.25 

Mrs. Edmund N. Clinton, American, 17.25 

Wm. Tonkin, English, 6.25 

Mrs. Richard Cooper, American, 106.00 

Moses Danforth, American, 98.66 

Mrs. Callahan McCarty, Irish, 52.00 

Mrs. Arvilla Boutin and child, French, 6.60 

Mrs. Harriet Ash, American, 1.00 

Mrs. Sarah C. Stevens, American, 4.00 

George Washington, colored, 2.50 

Johnson Wells, American, 15.00 

Mrs. Amasa Ramsdell, American, 26.82 

Arthur Shay, Irish, 6.25 

Sarah A. Wilson, Irish, 2.00 

Julius Ransom, American, 14.50 

Transient paupers, 58.90 



Amount expended for county paupers off 

the farm, $2,905.71 

In addition to the above, twelve persons, charge- 
able to the county, have been supported at the 
city almshouse — five for the entire year, the 
remainder for a less period — at an expense of 722.00 

Total amount expended by the city for the sup- 
port of county paupers the past year, $3,627.71 

Four hundred and thirty-three applications for aid were 
received at this office the past year. 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES. 

City paupers, including Fisherville, $685.83 

" at asylum, 620.15 

" at reform school, 5.14 



$1,311.12 

County paupers, including Fisherville, 3,627.71 

For the year ending Jan. 31, 1878, $4,938.83 



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Expenditures for the year ending Jan. 31, 1877 : 

City paupers, including Fisherville, $808.54 

" at asylum, 708.53 

" at reform school, 104.00 



81,621.07 
County paupers, including Fisherville, 3,381.70 



.,002.77 



Respectfully submitted, 

C. F. STEWART, Overseer of Poor 



REPORT 



CITY PHYSICIAN 



To the City Council : 

It is safe to assume that the past year has been a very 
favorable one for the public health in our city. No epidemic 
or wide-spread contagious influence has been among us ; our 
death rate is still below that which is given as normal, fur- 
nishing good evidence that Concord is a very healthy city. 
Of those assisted by the overseer of the poor, very few have 
required medical aid. The condition of those at the City 
Farm will compare well with previous years. One death has 
taken place there, which was from a constitutional disease 
contracted before going there. 

It must of necessity happen, that most of those who are 
obliged to seek a home at the hands of the city are advanced 
in years and broken in constitution. Their general good 
health is evidence that all of their wants are well supplied. 
Much credit is due the superintendent and his estimable 
wife, who have been untiring in their efforts for the comfort 
and happiness of those under their charge. 

MORTUARY STATISTICS. 

Public institutions : 

State prison (1877), 11 

Hospital for the Insane (1877), 17- 

County Jail (1877), 

City Farm, 1 



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In the city there have been 209 deaths. Placing our pop- 
ulation at 14,000, our death rate has been one in 67, very 
nearly, or 15 in 1,000. This is two less per thousand than 
that given as normal by registrars in this country. The larg- 
est number of deaths in any ward was in "Ward 4 (57) ; 
smallest number in Ward 3, which was only 10. Greatest 
number occurred in the month of February ; least number in 
May. 

These statistics are very imperfect. First, I have no 
means of ascertaining the number of our inhabitants ; sec- 
ond, the returns of deaths are not complete. I am satisfied 
that deaths occur in our midst that are never reported. 
This happens mostly among infants. A child that is born 
alive, and dies in a few hours or days, is as much a death as 
if it had lived a few years and then died, and should be re- 
ported. 

The ordinance passed by the city government will, if 
enforced, insure the complete return of births and deaths. It 
is so simple that there can be no good reason why another 
year an accurate estimate of vital statistics cannot be had, 
and place us alongside of those cities that do this*. 

An ordinance passed Dec. 29th, 1877, to be in force from 
and after March 1, 1878, provides that the city clerk shall be 
registrar of vital statistics, shall keep a full record of births 
and deaths in the city, and shall issue permits for burials. 
Every physician or midwife who attends or assists at the birth 
of a child in Concord, whether still-born or not, shall report 
the same to the registrar within six days thereafter. It fur- 
ther provides that no burial shall be allowed without the 
friends of the deceased first obtaining a certificate of cause 
of death, etc., from the attending physician, said certificate 
to be given to the undertaker or superintendent of the burial, 
who shall add to the certificate the place and date of inter- 
ment, return to the registrar within twenty-four hours after 
such death, and receive a permit for burial. If death occurs 
from some contagious or infectious disease, then the certifi- 



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cate shall be made immediately. When death takes place in 
any part of the city not under control of the registrar, per- 
mits for burial may be granted in aforesaid manner by the 
clerk of the cemetery committee. In case of death without 
an attending physician, the city physician shall make certifi- 
cate of the probable cause of death. If not satisfied, he shall 
report the same to the mayor. 

Suitable blanks have been furnished each physician. In 
case of births he has simply to return by mail. These blanks 
will be kept on file, and at the end of the year the fee allowed 
by l aw — twenty-five cents for each certificate — will be re- 
ceived. It may be urged that this is too much tape, but if 
we stop to consider how much this may avail, other than 
furnish tables of vital statistics, all will say it is right. We 
shall have a full record of all persons that die in the city, 
when and where they are buried, which is likely to be of 
great importance in years to come, and it will be of still 
greater service to have a correct record of all births. 

This is simply an effort towards the enforcement of a state 
law passed in 1858. I am sure every physician will do his 
part, and every citizen will seethe necessity of this ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. W. COOK. 

Concord, N. H. 5 Feb. 18, 1878. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH. 



To the City Council : 

We have the honor to report that the sanitary condition 
of the city the past year lias been fully up to the standard 
of previous years. Very few complaints have made it neces- 
sary to call a meeting of the Board : the executive member, 
in most cases, has been able to adjust the difficulty. 

The absence of data on which to base a report renders it 
impossible to make any other than simple assertions. From 
the best means we have of gaining information, we are safe 
in saying that our present water supply and system of sew- 
erage has done much towards reducing the percentage of 
deaths from those diseases well known to result from the use 
of impure water and imperfect drainage. Not only has the 
death-rate been lessened, but the amount of sickness of a 
purely zymotic nature has fallen off to such an extent that 
when diseases of this class do occur there is generally no 
difficulty in finding the specific cause. 

If these things are true (and we believe the better facilities 
you have given us for securing vital statistics will prove, in 
years to come), it is very proper that an enlightened and in- 
telligent people should throw around the source of our water 
supply every safeguard, that it may be kept pure, and free 
from the least possible contamination. 

Our sewers should be under the supervision of those prop- 
erly informed on the subject of sewer-drainage, and should 
be carefully watched. 



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So much has been said — and well said — heretofore about 
these matters, that it would be reiteration for us to speak at 
length. Still, they are of such paramount importance that 
the attention of our citizens cannot be called too often to 
them ; for these very agents which are calculated to prove 
such a blessing may be a curse. It is very doubtful if the 
water in any well in the thickly populated part of the city 
can be fit for use. It is well known that the distance by 
which the law of gravation acts upon a well is three times 
the well's depth ; that is, if the well is twenty feet deep, 
everything within a radius of sixty feet will gravitate towards 
the well. Is it not a matter of wonderment, then, that well- 
water is ever free from unhealthy compounds? The soil 
through which the water percolates, to a great extent acts as 
a filter and disinfectant ; but if that soil is continually satu- 
rated with foul water, it will cease to act as a purifier, and 
well-water loaded with every kind of impurity will be the re- 
sult. It is hoped that very soon every family will be supplied 
with water from the common source. 

The past year has nearly completed the construction of 
our sewers, only about four thousand feet remaining unbuilt. 
Probably not more than one half the dwellings have been 
connected with the sewers, and of those the larger number 
have only connected their sink-drain, leaving the greater pro- 
portion of the old privy-vaults still in existence. This can 
be none other than pernicious, and very prejudicial to the 
public health. When we consider that such a large number 
of these vaults all over the city are not only the receptacles 
of human excrement, but of almost every kind of refuse, and 
of course undergoing decomposition all the time, subjected to 
the cleansing process rarely, and then in many cases not more 
than half done, we will have some idea of how great a source 
of disease they must be. 

The healthfulness of a city is its capital ; and when we 
have the means of obviating these great evils, it is certainly 
the duty of every one to avail themselves of them. Our 



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sewers have been built under the supervision of a scientific 
engineer, and are easy of access for inspection, and can be 
properly flushed when necessary. We have therefore one of 
the best systems of sewerage, but they will not take care of 
themselves. Proper ventilation and effective traps must be 
had, and in this climate great care wilHiave to be exercised 
in order that they may be kept so. Sewer gas is an insidi- 
ous enemy, and is likely to invade the dwelling, carrying 
disease, and many times death, before it when we least ex- 
pect it. The prudent man will look well to these things, and 
every regulation enacted by city governments touching upon 
these subjects should be enforced to the very letter. 

JOHN CONNELL, ) 

HENRY CHURCHILL, } Health Officers. 

GEO. W. COOK, J 



REPORT 



COMMITTEE ON SEWEES 



To the City Council: 

The Committee on Sewers and Drains respectfully report 
that 19,398 feet, or 3.674 miles, of sewers have been laid 
within the precinct during the last season, of which 770 feet 
was 24 x 36 inch brick sewer, with Akron pipe inverts, and 
extends from the culvert across Main street, near the junc- 
tion of Hall and Water streets, to Turnpike street, opposite 
Josiah Cooper's house, where it receives the sewers from 
Turnpike, Main, and State streets. 

This portion of the sewer is intended for the main outlet 
of the Brook sewer, and the grade is so arranged that the 
Brook sewer, which now terminates about 150 feet south of 
West street, may be extended southerly to Allison street, 
and easterly through Allison and Turnpike streets to the 
head of the brick sewer built this year, and thus be led to the 
river. This extension of the Brook sewer will probably have 
to be made soon in order to quiet the complaints of land- 
owners upon the lower intervale on account of the excessive 
amount of water discharged from the present terminus of the 
Brook sewer, and the stench arising from the sewage. To 



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complete this proposed connection will require about 2,300 
feet of 2-1 x 36 brick sewer, of the same character as that laid 
the present year. "When this connection is made, there will 
remain only about 2,000 feet of ten-inch pipe to be laid to 
complete the entire sewerage system of the city. The cost 
of the brick sewer laid this year was $1.89 per foot. 

There have also been constructed twenty-seven cighteen- 
inch man-holes, and fifty-three eight-inch lamp-holes, where 
necessary upon the main lines of sewer. 

The following tabular statement shows the amount and 
size of Akron pipe sewers laid in the streets : 



STREETS. 



Sizes of Pipes. 



Academy, south from Washington 200 

Bradley, south from Walker 

north from Walker 

Bethel, south from outlet 

Chandler, west from railroad 

Clinton, west from South 

Downing, west from State 

Green, south from Prince , 

Grove, north from Downing , 

Hill's avenue. Railroad Square 

Laurel, west from State 

Main, north from W T cst 

south from Fisk 

north from Fisk 

North Arch, west from State 

Perley, west from State 

west from .Main 

Rumford, south from Washington 

State, north from Turnpike 

South, south from West 

north from Downing 

School, west from Main 

Spring, north from Clinton 

Turnpike, north from outlet 

Tremont, east from Walnut I 312 

Thorndike, west from State j 

west from .Main 386 

Walnut, south from Beacon 216 

north from Washington 



225 
170 

175 
125 
170 



175 



406 
226 



00 



10-in. 


12-in. 


15-in. 


320 


230 




184 






230 


255 




475 






420 






530 








882 


768 


218 


432 

850 




500 






370 


5G0 
600 


1450 
17 


035 




790 


550 






390 


210 





1004 



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Sizes of Pipes. 


STREETS. 


8-in. 


10-in. 


12-in. 


15-iu. 


18-in. 


Walker, west from State 


420 


800 

600 


660 

272 
6 


14 




























Total, 


3406 


6222 


4957 


3039 


1004 



SUMMARY. 



8-in. pipe, 
10-in. » 
12-in. " 
15-in. " 
18-in. « 
24x36 brick, 



3,406 feet. 
6,222 
4,957 
3,039 
1,004 
770 



19,398 feet,=3. 674 miles. 



Total number of feet laid in 1877, 

Total cost (see financial report page), 
Less pipe sold and transfers made (see 

pages 52, 53), 
Less cost of relaying sewer on State street, 



1,726.41 
107.16 



Add difference of amount of stock and tools on hand, 1878, 

Total cost of sewers constructed, 1877, 
or 87.63 cents per foot. 



19,398 
$18,188.51 

1,833.57 

§16,354.94 
644.22 

$16,999.16 



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Complete plans and profiles have been prepared, embrac- 
ing the sewers laid to the present time, and which show the 
location of the various man-holes, lamp-holes, catch-basins, 
and other appurtenances of the system, and showing, also, the 
grades. The position of each inlet is indicated on the plans, 
to which reference may be had from time to time as en- 
trances are made. A general plan of the city has also been 
prepared, which shows the entire sewerage system, so far as 
now completed. 

GEO. A. PILLSBURY, ) Committee 

B. G. MERRILL, \ on 

S. W. SHATTUCK, ) Sewers $ Brains. 

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REPORT 

OF THE 

CEMETERY COMMITTEE. 



To the City Council : 

The Cemetery Committee beg leave to submit the follow- 
ing Report : 

OLD NORTH CEMETERY. 





RECEIPTS. 






From sale of lots, 

interest on func 


1, 


$139.00 
42.00 


$181.00 








EXPENDED. 






Keeping grounds in ( 


>rder, 

hand, 


• 


$73.85 


Balance cash on 


$107.15 


BLOSSOM HILL CEMETERY. 






RECEIPTS. 






From sale of lots, 

grass an 
Due from Holt Bros. 


d wood, 
, for lumber, 


$1,533.35 
44.60 
67.51 

$1,645.46 



EXPENDED. 

Keeping grounds in order, $1,292.20 

Balance, $353.26 



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As the various items of expenditure have been audited 
from month to month by the Finance Committee, and will 
appear in their report, they are not reproduced here. 

During the year 105 rods of paving have been laid in the 
gutters beside the avenues, where most needed, which will 
remain a permanent improvement. The entire grounds have 
been mowed and raked over, and the trees trimmed, and a 
large amount of work expended upon the avenues in putting 
on gravel to make a hard road. 

By a recent change in the ordinance, after this time one 
half the receipts from the sale of lots may be expended upon 
the grounds, and the other half is to be deposited in the city 
treasury, to constitute a permanent fund, the interest of 
which only is to be expended in keeping the grounds in order. 
This will in a few years enable the Cemetery Committee to 
make all needed improvements without further direct expense 
to the city ; and we look forward to the time when a suitable 
fence shall be built around the entire cemetery, which will 
protect the lots from depredations which have been so an- 
noying. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES C. LUND, 
CHARLES WOODMAN, 
JAMES H. CHASE, 

Cemetery Committee. 



REPORT 



TRUSTEES OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



To the City Council : 

The trustees of the Public Library present the following- 
Report for the year 1877-8, supplemented by the Reports of 
the Librarian and Treasurer : 

The library lias been improved within the year, and 
now contains 7,047 volumes. Its use has been largely 
increased, as the following statement will show: In 1876 
1,241 persons took 24,916 volumes from its shelves ; in 1877 
1,178 patrons drew over 85,000 volumes ; — an increase of 40 
per cent. 

Since the last report, 286 volumes have been added to the 
library by purchase and by donation. A new supplement, 
just issued, shows that a considerable number of very valu- 
able and costly books are among these additions. The trus- 
tees have acted upon the idea that if good books were fur- 
nished, good books would be sought and read. They have 
desired to give to the patrons of this library, so far as their 
judgment and the means at their command would allow, the 
works of the best authors upon the various topics introduced. 
They hope gradually to raise the general character of the 
library to a higher standard, and thus create a demand for 
the best literature. 



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REFERENCE LIBRARY. 



A small adjoining room has been added to the former 
space, in which several hundred volumes have been set apart 
and separately catalogued. The room is sufficiently retired 
to be free from noise, is separately lighted, and furnishes 
ample facilities for reading, consultation, copying, etc. 

These books are largely of a class not designed to be taken 
from the rooms. Among them may be found several of the 
encyclopedias, — Appletons's New American, 17 volumes ; 
Chambers's, 10 volumes ; Zell's, 3 volumes ; McClintock & 
Strong's (Bibical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical), 10 vol- 
umes ; — also, Cyclopedias on Agriculture, Civil Engineering, 
American and English Literature, Biography, Commercial 
Anecdotes, etc. ; Dictionaries of English Literature and Eng- 
lish and American Authors, on Science and. Art, Machines 
and Engineering, and Noted Names of Fiction ; Webster's 
and Worcester's Unabridged Dictionaries; Atlases of New 
Hampshire, the United States, and of the World ; Illustrated 
Birds of North America, 2 volumes; the Scientific American 
and Supplement, 46 volumes ; Liibke's Outlines of the His- 
tory of Art, 2 volumes ; Kugler's Hand-Book of Painting, 4 
volumes ; Darwin's Variation of Animals and Plants under 
Domestication, 2 volumes ; Hitchcock's Geology of New 
Hampshire ; works on History, Natural History, Architec- 
ture, Mechanics, General Science, Discovery, etc. 

The student and scholar may here find books for reference 
which he may not feel able to place in his private library. 
The needs of the agriculturist and mechanic have been con- 
sidered as fully as those of any class in this community. 

READING-ROOM. 

Adjoining and connected with the library rooms is the 
reading-room of the Young Men's Christian Association, 
where a number of the religious and. daily and weekly secu- 
lar papers may be found, together with reviews and mag- 
azines. 



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To promote quiet, the library floors have been covered 
with straw matting. 

PRIVILEGES OF THE LIBRARY. 

These additions allow the patrons of the library the privi- 
lege of calling for any book upon its shelves, for reading or 
for study, from 2 to 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and from 7 
to 9 in the evening, without the use of cards, thus furnishing 
abundant opportunity for spending leisure hours with profit. 
For 25 cents a year a place of resort is provided, warmed, 
and lighted, and opportunity for self-culture and education 
extended to every person in the city. None can plead the 
want of privilege. 

To the citizens of adjoining towns the use of the library 
is offered for one dollar a year. 

The trustees respectfully solicit contributions of useful 
books from such citizens of Concord and vicinity as may 
be disposed to help increase the usefulness of their public 
library. 



Respectfully submitted, 



A. W. FISKE, 
0. T. CLOUGH, 
J. W. COLWELL, 
F. D. AYER, 
GEO. E. JENKS, 
CHARLES C. LUND, 
AMOS BLANCHARD, 

Trustees of Public Library. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



To the Trustees of Concord Public Library : 

Your Librarian would respectfully submit the following 
report of the condition of the library at the close of the year : 

Number of volumes in library at last report, 6,761 

Additions made by purchase, 208 

Additions made by donations, 78 

Number of volumes now in library, 7,047 

Eleven hundred and seventy-eight persons have used the 
library for a portion or the whole of the year, as shown by 
the record opened Jan. 21st, 1877. This is a slight decrease 
from the previous year. 

The number of volumes charged has been thirty-five thou- 
sand, showing that the use of the books of the library is 
constantly on the increase. 

It gives me pleasure to be able to report that the annual 
return of books was the most complete ever made to the 
library, the number of books missing being only twenty-six. 
Most of these had only been out a short time when the 
library was closed for the annual examination. 

Among the donations of books made to the library this 
year, and which have been put on the catalogue, were the 
Scientific American, 35 volumes, by Geo. E. Jenks, Esq. ; 
also 4 volumes Missionary Herald, and 1 volume The Sani- 
tarian. From the Hon. S. N. Bell, 6 volumes U. S. Geologi- 
cal Survey of the Territories; Hon. E. H. Rollins, 2 vol- 
umes Reports on Agriculture of the United States, 1875, 



104 

1876, and Report on Finance, 1877 ; by a friend, 4 volumes 
Herbert Spencer's Works, 2 volumes Dr. Schenkel's Char- 
acter of Jesus Portrayed, and 7 volumes Popular Science 
Monthly. 

The rules to regulate the use of the books have generally 
been well observed by the subscribers, with the exception of 
the rule that relates to writing in the books. This rule 
is constantly broken by the readers ; and, although it gives 
the librarian full power, it is almost impossible to check this 
abuse. If some means could be devised by the trustees by 
which this evil might be done away, it would be of great 
service to the librarian in the performance of his duties. 
Respectfully submitted, 

FRED'K S. CRAWFORD, Librarian. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



WM. P. FISKE, Treasurer, 

In account with Concord Public Library. 

1877. Dr. 

Feb. 1. To balance from last year, 8125.57 

May 28. part appropriation, 150.00 

6 months' interest on Pierce 

fund, 30.00 

6 months' interest on Lyon 

fund, 30.00 

July 26. part appropriation, 100.00 

Oct. 5. " 150.00 

1878. 

Jan 3. To part appropriation, 400.00 

6 months' interest on Lyon 

fund, 30.00 

6 months' interest on Pierce 

fund, 30.00 

Jan. 10. part appropriation, 200.00 

cash receipts of library, from 

librarian, 216.55 

$1,462.12 



Cr. 

1877. 

Mar. 1. By paid F. S. Crawford, salary, $37.50 

2. J. R. Osgood & Co., 12.00 

5. Connell & Savory, 15.00 

22. for Sanitarian, 12.30 



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April 1. 


By paid gas bill, 


$25.20 


2. 


F. S. Crawford, salary, 


37.50 




Ranlet & Prescott, 


9.13 


June 1. 


F. S. Crawford, salary. 


, 75.00 


18. 


Munn & Co., 


10.00 




A. F. Roberts, 


36.00 


30. 


F. S. Crawford, salary 


, 37.50 


July 1. 


gas bill, 


19.50 




Rep. Press Ass'n, 


16.25 


Aug. 1. 


F. S. Crawford, salary, 


, 37.50 


Oct. 1. 


a 


75.00 




gas bill, 


19.80 




Hammond & Ayers, 


6.57 


Nov. 1. 


F. S. Crawford, salary, 


, 37.50 




Ranlet & Prescott, 


15.75 


Dec. 31. 


F. S. Crawford, salary, 


75.00 


1878. 






Jan. 7. 


C. 0. Diedricb, 


26.83 




gas bill, 


25.80 


22. 


R. 0. Danforth, 


19.60 




E. C. Eastman, 


221.75 




Griggs Bros., 


7.80 




F. S. Crawford, bindiir 


g 5 




etc., 


274.76 




C. 0. Diedricb, 


30.98 




E. C. Eastman, 


141.84 




F. S. Crawford, bill for 






books and incidentals 


,57.06 




balance of cash on hand, 


45.70 



11,462.12 
Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM P. FISKE, Treasurer. 

Concord, N. H., Feb. 12, 1878. 



REPORT OF THE CITY SOLICITOR. 



To the City Council : 

There are at the present time three cases upon the dockets 
of our courts where the city is a party,— viz., Harlan P. Gage 
and wife v. Concord, which was entered at the October term, 
1875, of the Supreme Court for Merrimack county; John F. 
Edgerly and wife v. Concord, which was entered at the Octo- 
ber term, 1876, of said court, for said county; and Union 
School District No. 1 in Bow and 23 in Concord v. George 
A. Pillsbury et als., which was entered in said court at the 
October term, 1877. In my last report will be found a state- 
ment with reference to the Gage and Edgerly suits. They 
are still awaiting trial. The third suit is brought to test the 
legality of the action of the city government in dissolving the 
union between School District No. 1 in Bow and No. 23 in 

Concord. 

These suits are the only ones pending before any tribunal, 
and will probably be disposed of during the coming year. 
CHARLES P. SANBORN, City Solicitor. 



REPORT OF THE POLICE JUSTICE. 



To the. Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Concord : 

The Twenty-fifth Annual Report of the Police Justice is 
herewith submitted : 

During the financial year ending with this date, eighty- 
four civil actions have been entered in the police court. ° 

During the year twenty-eight persons of foreign birth have 
been admitted to citizenship, and eight others have made 
their primary declarations of intention to become citizens. 

There have been, during the same period, one hundred 
and seventy-one arraignments before the court for alleged 
criminal offences, and those with which the city marshal and 
the assistant city marshal were connected are more particu- 
larly described in their respective reports of this date. 

The police justice charges himself as follows : 

For costs belonging to the city, received 

in criminal prosecutions, $173.13 

For fines received, 568.04 

For fees received in civil actions, 65.39 

$806.56 



And discharges himself as follows : 
Paid expenses, &c, $6.12 

Paid city treasurer, 800.44 



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While the criminal business of the court, growing out of 
the use of intoxicating beverages, has fallen off during the 
past few months, its civil business has far exceeded in amount 
that of any previous year. 

SYLVESTER DANA, Police Justice. 
Jan. 31st, 1878. 



REPORT OF THE CITY MARSHAL. 



To the City Council: 

Gentlemen : — I have the honor to submit a Report of the 
Police Department for the year ending Jan. 31, 1878. 

The whole number of arrests made during the } 7 ear, not 
including those made at Fisherville, was 264, as follows : 

Intoxication, 90 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 37 

Larceny, 23 

Assault, 22 

For being out late at night, 18 

Suspicious persons, 13 
Noise, brawl, and tumult, t 11 

Keeping liquor for sale and selling liquor, 13 

Fornication, 6 

Vagrancy, 6 

Insane persons, 4 
For taking a store for less time than one year, 3 

Common prostitute, 2 

Keeping saloon open after 10 o'clock, 2 

Breaking and entering, 2 

Obtaining money under false pretences, 2 

Breaking glass, 2 

Picking pockets, 2 

For digging up the street without a license, 2 

Indecent conduct, 1 

Embezzlement, 1 

Bastardy, 1 

For being a rogue, 1 

264 

Of the above cases 124 were arraigned before the police 
court, charged with the following offences, to wit: 



110 



Intoxication, 34 

Assault, 22 

Larceny, 17 

Selling liquor, and keeping liquor for sale, 13 

Rude and disorderly conduct, 9 

Fornication, 6 

Vagrancy, 5 
For taking a store for a less time than one year, 3 

Keeping saloon open after 10 o'clock, 2 

For digging up the street without a license, 2 

Breaking and entering, 2 

Obtaining money under false pretences, 2 

Common prostitute, 1 

Breaking glass, 1 

Bastardy, 1 

Indecent conduct, 1 

Picking pockets, 1 

Embezzlement, 1 

For being a rogue, 1 

124 

And were disposed of as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fines, 83 
Ordered to recognize to appear at the supreme 

court, 29 

Sentenced to the house of correction, 6 

Discharged, 4 

Sentenced to jail, 1 

Ordered to recognize to keep the peace, 1 

124 

Discharged from custody without complaint, 140 

Total, 264 
Whole number of tramps accommodated at 

the station-house during the year, 596 

Whole number of prisoners and lodgers, 860 

Buildings found open and secured, 23 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN CONNELL, City Marshal. 

Concord, Jan. 31, 1878. 



ASSISTANT CITY MARSHAL'S REPORT. 



To the City Council: 

The undersigned submits the following report of the police 
department in Ward 1, for the year ending Jan. 31, 1878 : 

Whole number of arrests made during the year, 53 

Intoxication, 15 

Assault, 5 

Larceny, 4 

Disorderly conduct, 2 

Stealing horse, 1 

Breaking and entering, 1 

Bastardy, 1 

Indecent exposure of person, 9 

Vagabond, 1 

Running away from home, 1 

Larceny from the person, 1 

Driving horse farther than stipulated, 2 

Keeping liquor for sale, 1 

Fornication, 2 
Obtaining goods and money under false pretences, 3 

Out late at night, 1 

Keeping liquor in saloon, 1 

Vagabond, 1 

Adultery, 1 

53 

Of the above cases 36 were arraigned before the police 
court, charged with the following offences, to wit : 



112 

Intoxication, 13 

Assault, 4 

Larceny, 5 

Disorderly conduct, 2 

Breaking and entering, 1 

Bastardy, 1 

Larceny from the person, 1 

Driving horse farther than stipulated, 1 

Keeping liquor for sale, 1 

Fornication, 2 

Keeping liquor in saloon, 1 

Adultery, • 1 
Obtaining goods and money under false pretences, 3 

36 

And were disposed of by the police court as follows : 

Sentenced to pay fines, 25 

Ordered to recognize to appear at the supreme 

court, 10 

Discharged, 1 

— 36 
Discharged without complaint, 17 

Total, 53 

Whole number lodgers accommodated at the station- 
house, 148 

Whole number of prisoners and lodgers, 201 

Bespectfully submitted, 

JOHN CHADWICK, 

Assistant City Marshal. 
Fisherville,Jan. 31,1878. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



To the City Council: 

In compliance with the City Ordinance relating to the 
Fire Department, I hereby present to yon a report of the con- 
dition and workings of the department for the year ending 
January 31st, 1878. 

The report contains a statement of the number of fires 
and. alarms, together with the losses and insurance on same, 
as nearly as could be ascertained. 

The report also contains the names, residences, and occupa- 
tions of the officers and members of the department ; and the 
number of hydrants in the city, location of the same, &c. 

The apparatus of the department during the past year has 
been kept in good condition, and an addition of a seventy- 
foot extension-ladder has been made. There has also been 
purchased during the year 1,100 feet of new leather hose, 
manufactured by S. Eastman & Co., making a total of 6,000 
feet now in use in the fire precinct. Of this amount, about 
1,000 feet is of very little account, it having been in service 
for some years. It is, however, kept in readiness to guard 
against any contingency that may arise. 

During the past year the Central Fire Station, on Warren 
street, has been provided with steam heating apparatus, and 
the entire building, including the hose tower, is now heated 
in a satisfactory manner. 

The great difficulty experienced the past year in determin- 
ing the locality of fires, seems to require that your attention 
should again be called to the nccessitv of establishing a Fire 



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Alarm, similar to those in use in a majority of the cities of 
the United States, believing it would be of great assistance 
to the department, by insuring the location of and a 
more prompt attendance at fires, thus being the means of 
saving much property that might otherwise be destroyed. 
The prompt means of knowing the exact location of a fire at 
the earliest moment cannot be over-estimated. 

Since my last report a substantial and convenient brick 
building has been erected in Ward 2, for the use of Old Fort 
Engine Co. No. 2. It is fitted with a good hose tower, is heated 
with a furnace, and has all the conveniences necessary to 
protect the property entrusted to the care of the Company, 
and also furnishes suitable accommodations for the con- 
venience and comfort of the members. 

In conclusion, I wish to return my sincere thanks to the 
members of the Committee on Fire Department for their 
support and endorsement of all matters tending to the im- 
provement of the department; and also to the engineers, offi- 
cers, and members of the entire department, for the prompt, 
willing, and efficient manner in which they have responded 
to all the calls for their assistance. 
Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES N. LAUDER, 

Chief Engineer F. D. 



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LIST OF FIRES AND ALARMS FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING JANUARY 31, 1878. 

Feb. 13, 1877. School-house at Fisherville, District No. 
20. Loss, $3,500 ; insured, §2,500. 

Feb. 18. House belonging to Rebecca Foster, at Fisher- 
ville. Loss, 81,200 ; insured, $1,000. 

Feb. 21. C. O. Webster's store on main street. Loss, 
$1,000; fully insured. 

Mar. 23. Alarm caused by burning brush on High street. 

Apr. 15. Jos. "Welcome's house, Centre street. Loss $300 ; 
fully insured. 

July 5. Barn belonging to John Wild, Main street, Fish- 
erville. Loss trifling. 

July 18. R. O. Wright's store, Main street. Loss trifling. 

Sept. 11. House owned by E. Morrill, South street. No 
damage. 

Dec. 22. Tenement in Call's block, State street. No 
damage. 

Dec. 27. Alarm at Fisherville, in response to a fire on 
Boscawen side. 

Jan. 23, 1878. Barn owned by Jos. Stickney, near Free 
Bridge road. Loss, 8500 ; fully insured. 

Jan. 26. Block owned by J. L. Pickering, Warren street. 
Loss, $2,500 ; fully insured. 



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ROLL OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 



FOR 1878. 



Names. 
James N. Lauder, 



CHIEF ENGINEER. 

Occupations. Residences. 

Master Mechanic, N. R. R., Franklin street. 



ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. 



Joseph S. Merrill, 
N. H. Haskell, 
Chas. M. Lang, 
Wm. D. Ladd, 
Daniel B. Newhall, 
Moses H. Bean, 
Cyrus R. Robinson, 
Wyman W. Holden, 



Carriage Trimmer, 

Painter, 

Painter, 

Iron Merchant, 

Saloon-keeper, 

Manufacturer, 

Manufacturer, 

Mamifacturer, 



William D. Ladd, Clerk. 



State street. 
Perley street. 
Centre street. 
Rumford street. 
School street. 
Ward one. 
Ward two. 
Ward three. 



SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY. 

Six fire suits, $75; 6 badges, $48; 8 fire hats, $64; 6 lanterns, $30;— total, $217. 

Miscellaneous property not in service. 

Two hose-carriages, $325; 2 brass trumpets, $10; 3 bells, $8; 1 set new grates for 
steamer, $7 ; 2 brass crank boxes, $4 ; 1 lignum-vitas crank box, $3 ; 3 extra lathes for 
pump packing, $3 ; 3 extra pump valve guides, $3 ;— total, $363. 

Schedule of Property at Central Fire Station. 

One wheelbarrow, $6; 2 vises, $12; 1 fire-pot, $4; 1 step-ladder, $8.50; 1 ash-pail, $3; 
3 set hose clamps, $4.50; 3 riveting bars, $4; 1 setting-tool, $1.50 ; 1 pair cut nippers, 
$1.50; lot punches, $2; y 2 ton cannel coal, $11.50; 3 cords slabs, $6; 8 tons hard coal, 
$68; 4 barrels coke, $6; 1 grindstone, $8;— total, $146.50. 



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KEARSARGE STEAM FIRE ENGINE COMPANY. 



OFFICERS. 



Geo. L. Lovejoy, Foreman. 
Geo. A. Glover, Assist. Foreman. 



B. Frank Hardy, Clerk. 
Jas. H. Sanders, Engineer. 



members. 



Names. 
Geo. L. Lovejoy, 
Geo. A. Glover, 

B. Frank Hardy, 
Warren F. Corning, 
Jas. H. Sanders, 
Chas. H. Sanders, 
A. L. Currier, 

D. W. C. Everett, 

C. S. Packard, 
C. C. Blanchard, 

E. A. Rix, 
A. P. Davis, 
Lewis Wright, 



Occupations. 
Carriage Painter, 
Tinsmith, 
Clerk, 

Hair Dresser, 
Carriage Painter, 
Machinist, 
Baggage Master, 
Clerk, 
Painter, 

Carriage Painter, 
Carriage Trimmer, 
Freight Conductor, 
Driver, 



Residences. 
Fayette street. 
State street, cor. West. 
Fayette street. 
Green street. 
State street, cor. Cross. 
South street. 
Prince street. 
Auburn street. 
Green st., cor. Warren. 
Warren street. 
State street. 
State st., cor. Downing. 
Engine House, War. st. 



Schedule of Property — Steamer Kearsarge. 

Steamer, $3,200 ; hose-carriage, $200 ; 12 fire suits and 13 fire hats, $232.25 ; 10 reefing 
jackets, $75 ; 2 blunderbusses, with spray nozzles, $53 ; 1 hydrant coupling, §16; 3 lan- 
terns and 2 water-buckets, $12; 1 smoke stack, $10; 10 spanner belts, $10; 10 sets span- 
ners, $10 ; 7 wrenches, $5; 1 shovel, 1 bar, 1 axe, $4; 1 poker, 1 oil-can, 5 feet rubber 
hose, 1 hammer, $3.50 ; 1 reducer, $2.50; 2 horse blankets, $10 ; 1 mud apron, $5; 1 
jack-screw, $5; 2 gallon oil-cans and 2 hydrant wrenches, $5; 1 feather duster, 1 hand 
brush, $3.75: 1 hydrant gate, $12.50;— total, $3,874.50. 



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EAGLE HOSE COMPANY, No. 1. 



OFFICERS. 



Frank W. Blake, Foreman. 
John H. Toof, Asst. Foreman. 



G. W. Johnson, Cleric. 



MEMBERS. 



Names. 

Frank W. Blake, 
G. W. Johnson, 
Reuben R. Grant, 
Frank F. Morse, 
Wm. T. Packard, 
John H. Toof, 
John Marsh, 

B. F. Colby, 

C. J. Byron, 
G. D. Huntley, 
F. H. Blanchard, 
Addison L. Rice, 



Occupations. 
Clerk, 
Painter, 
Blacksmith, 
Carpenter, 
Moulder 75 
Carpenter, 
Driver, 
Fireman, 
Baggage Master, 
Carpenter, 
Blacksmith, 
Clerk, 



Residences. 
No. 16 Thompson street. 
No. 24 Main street, 
School street, near Main. 
Railroad Square. 
Centre street. 
Warren street. 
Spring st., near Pleasant. 
Railroad Square. 
Railroad Square. 
Warren street. 
34 Warren street. 
Green st., cor. Pleasant. 



Schedule of Property— Eagle Hose, No. 1. 

One four-wheeled hose-carriage, $700 ; 1 two-horse pole, $30 ; 1 hand pole and rope 
reel, $10; 30 feet %-inch rope, $2; 12 fire hats, $75; 12 reefing jackets, $90; 14 canvas 
coats, 14 canvas overalls, $140; 2 hand lanterns, So; 1 axe, $3; 1 iron bar, $2; 2 leather 
hose pipes, 1 Allen's spray and stop nozzle, 1 common nozzle, $45; 2 reducing castings, 
$5; 2 pails, $1; 1 sprinkler, $1; 2 chamois skins, $1.25; 1 whip, $1.25; 1 horse blanket, 
$5; 2 oil-cans, $1; 2 hydrant wrenches, $4; 2 ladder straps, $2; 4 sets spanners, $4; 
spanner belts, $3.25; 1 broom, .25; 1 hydrant gate, $12.50;— total, $1,145.50. 



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ALERT HOSE COMPANY, No. 2. 



OFFICERS. 



Chas. C. Chesley, Foreman. 
W. A. Beax, Asst. Foreman. 



B. F. Tucker, Clerk. 



Names. 
Chas. C. Chesley, 
J. F. Scott, 
B. F. Tucker, 

B. Billsborough, 
W. A. Bean, 
W. H. Davis, 

E. A. Saltmarsh, 

F. S. Johnson, 

C. A. Davis, 
Hamilton Piper, 
F. K. Favor, 

J. R. Smith, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupations. 
Carpenter, 
Carpenter, 

Organ Manufacturer, 
Painter, 

Organ Manufacturer, 
Tailor, 
Moulder, 
Harness-maker, 
Blacksmith, 
Carpenter, 
Harness-maker, 
Carpenter, 



Residences. 
Prince street. 
Franklin street. 
Jackson street. 
Essex street. 
Cedar street. 
Washington street. 
Walnut street. 
Centre street. 
Washington street. 
Franklin street. 
Walnut street. 
Centre street. 



Schedule of Property— Alert Hose, No. 2. 

Brick house and furniture, $2,500; 1 four-wheel hand hose carnage, $600; 12 fire 
suits, $150; 12 fire hats, $75; 6 spanner belts, $9; 12 spanners, $9; 2 blunderbusses and 
nozzles, §40; 1 wrench and shovel, §2.50; 2 hydrant wrenches, $4; sponge and chamois 
skin, $1.40 ; water-pail and dipper, $1 ; dust-brush and broom, $1 ; 13 straps for suits, 
etc., $5; feather duster, $4 ; copper boiler, $8.50; carriage jack, $2.60; 1 axe, §1.50; 
rubber hose and nozzle, $12.50; 1 hydrant gate, $12.50;— total, $3,439.50. 



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GOOD WILL HOSE COMPANY, No. 3. 



OFFICERS. 



Sterling Colby, Foreman. N. G. Cakr, Clerk. 

Norris A. Duncklee, Asst. Foreman. 



JS ames. 
Sterling Colby, 
Norris A. Duncklee, 
Norman G. Carr, 
Herman D. Webster, 
John F. Bartlett, 
David J. Rolfe, 
Wm. E. Dow, 
Benjamin T. Bickford, 
Frank Pendergast, 
Henry B. Shute, 
Wm. R. Carter, 
E. L. Peacock, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupations. 
Clerk, 

Stable-keeper, 
Jeweller, 
Wood-worker, 
Blacksmith, 
Painter, 
Painter, 
Farmer, 
Stone-worker, 
Wood-worker, 
Blacksmith, 
Clerk, 



Residences. 
Stickney's Block. 
Fayette street. 
Thompson street. 
Grove st., cor. Perley. 
West street. 
State st., cor. Laurel. 
Turnpike street. 
State street. 
Allison street. 
State st., cor. Thompson. 
Fayette street. 
State, near Laurel. 



Schedule of Property— Good Will Hose Company, No. 3. 

Brick house and furniture, $3,000; 1 four-wheel hand hose-carriage, $G00; 12 fire 
suits, $150; 12 fire hats, §75; 6 spanner belts, $9; 12 spanners, $9; 2 blunderbusses and 
nozzles, $40; 2 hydrant wrenches, $4; sponge and chamois skin, $1.40; water-pail and 
dipper, §1 ; 1 feather duster, $4 ; 1 broom and shovel, §2 ; mop and spittoons, $4.50 ; 
copper kettle, $8.50 ; 50 feet hand hose, $12.50 ; carriage jack, $3.50; screw wrench, 
$8.60; 1 hydrant gate, $12.50; 1 axe, $1; 1 oil-can, .40;— total, »3,938.90. 



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HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, "CITY OF CONCORD."' 



OFFICERS. 



N. B. Burleigh, Foreman. 
James Johnson, Asst. Foreman. 



James Kennedy, Clerk. 



Names. 
N. B. Burleigh, 
Andrew L. Lane, 
Jos. H. Lane, 
C. A. Wright, 
Benjamin Oulette, 
N. H. Shattuck, 
A. H. Webster, 
Philip Plurarner, 

C. H. Smith, 

D. D. Jameson, 
Jas. Kennedy, 
Jas. Johnson, 
F. S. Abbott, 
Henry Gibney, 
Ned Shattuck, 
Joseph P. Mansur, 
George Huntoon, 
W. W. Kennedy, 
A. E. Clark, 

S. R. Chandler, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupations. 
Machinist, 
Carriage-builder, 
Carriage-builder, 
Car-builder, 
Carpenter, 
Auctioneer, 
Carriage-builder, 
Carpenter, 
Teamster, 
Blacksmith, 
Hair-dresser, 
Painter, 
Clerk, 
Painter, 
Carpenter, 
Blacksmith, 
Wood-worker, 
Upholsterer, 
Blacksmith, 
Wood-worker, 



Residences. 

Main street. 

No. 1 Perley street. 

No. 1 Laurel street. 

Spring street. 

No. 3 Jefferson street. 

State street, cor. Maple. 

No. 44 State street. 

No. 138 Spring street. 

Ferry street. 

Thompson street. 

Essex street. 

Jefferson street. 

Hanover street. 

Centre street. 

Main street. 

Main street. 

Laurel street. 

Essex street. 

State street. 

Wall street. 



Schedule of Property— Hook and Ladder Company, "City of Concord.'" 
Carriage and apparatus, $1,700; 20 fire suits, $250; 20 fire hats, $125;— total, $2,075. 



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PIONEER ENGINE COMPANY, No. 1. 



OFFICERS. 



Robert Crowther, Foreman. 
John H. Rolfe, Asst. Foreman. 



J. B. Dodge, Clerk and Treas. 
E. E. Rolfe, Steward. 



Fames. 
Robert Crowther, 
John H. Rolfe, 
J. B. Dodge, 
E. E. Rolfe, 
John H. Moore, 
Rufus Cass, 
Eli Hanson, 
Geo. W. Corey, 
John W. Powell, 
W. O. Tucker, 
Win. Walsh, 
Win. W. Allen, 
H. P. Austin, 
M. D. Boyce, 
A. C. Bean, 
Jas. S. Crowther, 
Charles Couch, 
Fred. G. Chandler, 
Michael Corbett, 
Augustus Davis, 
Samuel N. Burdick, 
Frank O. Emerson, 
E. P. Everett, 
Fred. Ferrin, 
Andrew Foley, 
O. J. Fifield, 
Patrick Foley, 
Michael Griffin, 
Hazen Knowlton, 
John C. Linehan, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupations. 
Overseer, 
Door-maker, 
Glazier, 

Cabinet-maker, 
Machinist, 
Machinist, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Carpenter, 
Moulder, 
Mechanic, 
Overseer, 
Merchant, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Excelsior-maker, 
Teamster, 
Carpenter, 
Teamster, 
Farmer, 
Flour-packer, 
Blacksmith, 
Machinist, 
Axle-maker, 
Axle-maker, 
Cabinet-maker, 
Axle-maker, 
Harness-maker, 
Axle-maker, 
Laborer, 
Carpenter, 
Merchant, 



Residences. 
Summer street. 
Summer street. 
Charles street. 
Merrimack street. 
Elm street. 
High street. 
Main street. 
Charles street. 
Centre street. 
High street. 
Centre street. 
Main street. 
High street. 
Depot street. 
Merrimack street. 
Summer street. 
Summer street. 
Depot street. 
High street. 
Main street. 
Summer street. 
Tremont street. 
Merrimack street. 
High street. 
Centre street. 
AVashington street. 
Centre street. 
Rolfe street. 
Depot street. 
Charles street. 



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MEMBERS — CONTINUED. 



Names. 

Chaa. G. Morse, 
R. G. Morrill, 
J. E. Marden, 
Amos O. Mansur, 
Abial Rolfe, 
Henry Rolfe, 
Abial W. Rolfe, 
Arthur F. Rolfe, 
George H. Sayer, 
Lewis J. Sebra, 
Daniel Smith, 
Samuel G. Sanborn, 
Xathan II. Dunbar, 
Geo. W. Vanica, 
John G. Ward, 
Harry A. Clark, 
A. E. Griffin, 
E. Miles, 
Jas. Riley, 
G. E. Rolfe, 



Occupations. 

Cabinet-maker, 

Teamster, 

Machinist, 

Painter, 

Insurance Agent, 

Carpenter, 

Door Manufacturer, 

Book-keeper, 

Machinist, 

Carpenter, 

Butcher, 

Blacksmith, 

Teamster, 

Excelsior Manuf., 

Cabinet-maker, 

Cabinet-maker, 

Door-maker, 

Spinner, 

Carver, 

Cabinet-maker, 



Residences. 

Merrimack street. 
Washington street. 
Summer street. 
Main street. 
Depot street. 
Depot street. 
Depot street. 
Depot street. 
High street. 
Merrimack street. 
Summer street. 
Main street. 
Summer street. 
Depot street. 
Charles street. 
High street. 
Charles street. 
Washington street. 
Church street. 
Church street. 



Schedule of Property — Pioneer Engine Company, No. 1. 

Engine house and lot, §800 ; 1 hand engine, §800 ; 2 hose carriages, §150 ; 1,000 feet 2- 
inch hose, •Sl.OOO; 1 set runners, $5; 4 lanterns, $4; 2 axes, $2; 1 crow-bar, §3; 6 fire 
jackets, ¥30 : 3 stoves and funnel, §30; 8 settees, §25; 12 chairs, §9; 1 oil-can and 
lamps, §2; 1 fire-hook and rope, §25; 8 spanners and wrenches, §4; 1 ice-chisel, §4; 3 
pipes and nozzles, §20; 1 blunderbuss, S5; 1 ladder, §5; 1 sprinkling-pot, .50; 1 broom, 
.50; 1 jack-screw, $3; 6 hose clamps, $20; C pair overalls, $3;— total, $2,940. 

This is a Button machine, playing two powerful and effective streams. The machine 
and entire apparatus are in good order. The house is somewhat out of repair, and not 
of sufficient dimensions for the accommodation of all the apparatus. There are five 
reservoirs at Fisherville, valued at $1,300. 



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OLD FORT ENGINE COMPANY, No. 2 

OFFICERS. 

Robert H. Potter, Foreman. 
John N. Hill, Asst. Foreman. 



Names. 

Robert H. Potter, 
JohnN. Hill, 
John E. Frye, 
Edmund S. Curtis, 
Geo. H. Curtis, 
Win. A. Bean, 
Elbridge Emery, 
Daniel B. Sanborn, 
Edward R. Noyes, 
Lauren Clough, 
Ora Hodge, 
Job C. Jenne, 
Jos. E. Plumnier, 
Geo. W. Lake, 
Frank E. Sleeper, 
Lucius D. Bunnell, 
Harrison Carpenter, 
Lucius A. Bunnell, 
Ami Dubia, 
Win. Flanders, 
Wm. P. Curtis, 
Walter F. Lake, 
Chas. C. Chesley, 
Stephen Dustin, 
Chas. J. White, 
John C. Hutchins, 
Anthony P. Cate, 
Henry II. Beau, 
Orlando W. Coou, 
Seth A. Bunnell, 



Johx E. Frye, Clerk. 
Geo. H. Curtis, Treasurer. 

Residences. 
Shawmut street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Curtisville. 



members. 

Occupations. 
Butcher, 
Section man, 
Farmer, 
Farmer, 
Musical instr'm't mak'r, Portsmouth street. 



Butcher, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Teamster, 

Station agent, 

Teamster, 

Carpenter, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Carpenter, 

Carpenter, 

Hose-maker, 

Carpenter, 

Stone-cutter, 

Hose-maker, 

Farmer, 

Butcher, 

Blacksmith, 

Brick-maker, 

Harness-maker, 

Engineer, 

Blacksmith, 

Farmer, 

Farmer, 

Carpenter, 



Shawmut street. 
Shawmut street. 
Shaker street. 
Shawmut street. 
Shawmut street. 
Mill street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Shawmut street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Curtisville. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Shawmut street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Penacook street. 
Shawmut street. 
Portsmouth street. 
East Clinton street. 



Schedule of Property— Old Fort, JVo. 2. 

House, $2,700; engine and hose-carriage, $500; 371 feet new leather hose, §500.50; 
300 feet old leather hose, $150 ; 1 pole for two horses, $16 ; fire hook and rope, $15 ; 1 
set runners, $10; 6 settees, $24; 2 stoves and funnel, $6; 2 axes and one bar, $3; 2 lan- 
terns, and lamps, $4; 2 fire suits, $S; 6 chairs and table, $3 ; 4 buckets, $8; 2 whiffle- 
trees and chains, $2; stand, glass, and brush, $1 ; 1 shovel, $1; trumpet, $5; 2 hose 
and ladder straps, $3; 2 spanners, $1.50;— total, $3,961. 

This is a Hunneman machine. Its hose and other apparatus are in good repair. 



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CATAKACT ENGINE COMPANY, No. 3. 



John E. Gay, Foreman. 

A. E. Fahnum, Asst. Foreman. 



OFFICERS. 

J. M. Crossman, Clerk. 
Harrison Partridge, Treasurer. 



Jfames. 
John E. Gay, 
J. M. Crossman, 
Harrison Partridge, 
W. S. Lougee, 
Patrick Crowley, 
Joel D. Waller, 
H. H. Farnum, 
George Partridge, 
John Matison, 
John Harrington, 
Jeremiah Quinn, 
Michael Jenkins, 
Geo. H. Speed, 
James Benson. 
George Kemp, 
Michael T. Hayes, 
Thomas Daley, 
Robert Crowley, 
John Murphy, 
Chas. Dim on d, 
O. A. Downing, 
John Roberts, 
John St. Clair, 
A. R. Farnum, 
A. A. Jackman, 
A. R. Farnum, 
T. H. Murray, 
Edw. S. Parmenter, 
Timothy P. Rolf'e, 
George Fuller, 



MEMBERS. 

Occupations. 
Quarryman, 
Blacksmith, 
Merchant, 
Stone cutter, 
Quarryman, 
Mechanic, 
Teamster, 
Kit-maker, 
Quarryman, 
Mill operative, 
Mill operative, 
Mill operative, 
Stone-cutter, 
Quarryman, 
Mill operative, 
Mill operative, 
Stone-cutter, 
Blacksmith, 
Quarryman, 
Quarryman, 
Quarryman, 
Blacksmith, 
Painter, 
Stone-cutter, 
Kit-maker, 
Farmer, 
Painter, 
Teamster, 
Teamster, 
Laborer, 



Residences. 
School street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Hutchins street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
High street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Abbottville. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Mill street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Abbottville. 
Abbottville. 
Hutchins street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 
Main street. 



Schedule of Property— Cataract, A'o. 3. 

House, §911.80 ; engine and hose-carriage, §600 ; 550 feet 2-inch leather hose, §112.50 ; 
316 feet new hose, $440.95; 3 hose clamps, §10.50; 1 pole, $16; 1 set runners, §10; 3 
axes, 1 crow-bar, $5 ; 2 fire suits, §8 ; 4 buckets and 2 lanterns, $12 ; 1 trumpet, 85; '- 
stoves and funnel, S10; 8 settees, $32; 1 signal lantern, $3; spanners and belts, S5; 
1 chain and whiilletree, $2 ; 2 torches, §1 ; 1 monkey-wrench, §1.25 ; 3 hydrant wrench- 
es, §G; 3 reducers, §7.50; 1 oil -can, .50 ;— total, §2,088.20. 

This is a Ilunneman machine. Apparatus in good condition. 



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SUMMARY OF FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Engineers, 


6 




Steamer members, 


12 




Hose members, 


36 




Hook and Ladder members, 


20 






— 


74 


WITHOUT PRECINCT. 






Members at Fisherville, 


50 




Members at East Concord, 


30 




Members at West Concord, 


30 




Engineers, 


3 


113 

187 



SCHEDULE OF CITY PROPERTY-EIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Engine house and lot, $34,000.00 

Boiler and heating apparatus, 1,000.00 

Property at Central station, 146.50 

Hose, 5,500.00 

Engineer's department, 217.00 

Steamer Gov. Hill, 1,500.00 

Steamer Kearsarge, 3,874.50 

Eagle Hose, No. 1, 1,145.50 

Alert Hose, No. 2, house and furniture, 3,439.50 

Good Will Hose, No. 3, house and furniture, 3,938.90 
Hook and Ladder, No. 1, 2,075.00 

Pioneer, No. 1, Fisherville, including house, 2,950.00 
500 ft. 2-in. hose, at Amsden's mills, Fisherville, 450.00 
150 ft. 2-in. hose, at Brown's mills, Fisherville, 150.00 
Old Fort, No. 2, East Concord, including house, 3,961.00 
Cataract, No. 3, West Concord, including house, 2,500.00 
Miscellaneous property, not in use, 363.00 

Total, $67,210.90 



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PUBLIC RESERVOIRS.* 



1. Main street, near Abbot Downing Co.'s, 

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

3. " corner of Pleasant street, 

4. " middle front state bonse yard, 

5. " rear of city hall, 

6. State street, corner of Washington street, 

7. " opposite Winter street, 

8. " in high school yard, 

9. " corner of Pleasant street, 

10. " near Geo. H. Emery's, 

11. " corner of West street, 

12. South Street, corner of Cross street, 

13. " near A. Downing's, 

14. Thompson street, near Geo. W. Crockett's, 

15. Rumford street, near Josiah Minot's, 

16. Orchard street, corner of Pine street, 

17. School 3treet, near J. V. Barron's, 

18. Centre street, corner of Union street, 

19. Gas-holder, rear of Main street, 

20. fSchool street: well in front of N. White's. 

21. Main street, near Thorndike street, 

22. Franklin street, near Henry street, 

23. Iron pipe to state house reservoir, and to gas 

holder tank, 

Total, $7,905 

*Ornitted this year from the estimated value of property in hands of fire department. 
tSupplied from reservoir in Union District, high school yard. 



ibic feet. 


Value. 


1,000 


$300 


1,000 


300 


tl,500 


450 


|1,500 


450 


2,000 


300 


500 


200 


500 


100 


3,000 


700 


1,000 


300 


1,000 


300 


800 


100 


800 


200 


1,000 


300 


1,100 


300 


1,000 


300 


4,000 


500 


3,500 


500 


1,100 


300 


44,000 




1,500 


555 


1,500 


550 


S- 


900 



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FIRE -HYDRANTS. 



STREETS. 



Main. 



Turnpike. 

State. 



Green. 
South. 



Spring. 



Bradley. 

Walnut. 



Church. 

Franklin. 

Centre. 

Washington. 

School. 

Warren. 



LOCATIONS. 



South-west corner Main and Penacook 

East side Main, near J. B. Walker's 

West side Main, opposite Church , 

North-west corner Main and Franklin 

North-west corner Main and Washington 

East side Main, opposite Chapel 

North-west corner Main and Court 

East side Main, opposite Montgomery 

South-east corner Main and Free Bridge road 

South-west corner Main and Park 

North-west corner Main and Capitol 

North-west corner Main and School 

East side Main, opposite Merrimack block 

North-west corner Main and Warren 

South-east " Depot 

N orth-west " Pleasant 

North-east " Freight 

North-west " Fayette 

East side Main, opposite Thompson 

North-west corner Main and Cross 

North-west corner Main and Thorndike 

North-west corner Main and Perley 

East side of Main, opposite Abbot Downing Co.'s shop 

North-west corner Main and West 

West side Turnpike, opposite Gas 

North-west corner State and Penacook 

" " Walker 

" " Church 

" " Tremont 

North-east " Washington 

South-east " Downing 

North-east " West 

North-east " Turnpike 

West side State, opposite Court 

North-west corner State and Maple 

North-east corner State and Centre 

East side State, opposite state house 

South-west corner State and School 

North-west corner State and Warren 

North-west corner State and Pleasant 

East side State, opposite Wall 

North-west corner State and Thompson 

South-west corner State and Monroe 

East side State, opposite Laurel 

East side Green, opposite Prince 

North-west corner South and Fulton 

West side South, opposite Monroe 

" " Laurel 

" " Downing 

West side South, opposite Wall 

South-west corner Spring and Oak 

West side Spring, opposite Cross 

West side Spring, opposite Perley proposed extension. 

East side Bradley, opposite Highland 

North-east corner Walnut and Franklin 

West side Walnut, opposite Beacon 

North-west corner Walnut and Washington 

North side Church, opposite Henry 

North-west corner Franklin and Jackson 

North-west corner Centre and Rumford 

North-west corner Centre and Spring 

South-west corner Washington and Union 

North-west corner School and Spring 

" School and Merrimack 

" Warren and Rumford 

" Warren and Green 



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FIRE - HYDRANTS — continued. 



STREETS. 



Warren. 



Duncklee. 
Jackson. 
Pleasant. 



West. 

Railroad. 

Pine. 

Perley. 

Laurel. 
Thorn dike. 

Cross. 

Fayette. 
On main pipe 



LOCATIONS. 



North-west corner Warren and Spring 

North-west corner Warren and Tahanto 

South-east corner Warren and Liberty 

South-west corner Warren and Merrimack 

North side Warren, ©pposite Fruit 

North-west corner Duncklee, opposite West 

North-west corner Jackson, opposite Beacon. . . . 

South side Pleasant, opposite Rumford 

North-west corner Pleasant and Green 

South side Pleasant, opposite Pine 

South side Pleasant, opposite Liberty 

North side West, near Mills 

North side West, opposite Dakin 

North-west corner Railroad and Railroad square 

South-west corner Pine and Centre 

North-west corner Perley and Grove 

North-east corner Laurel and Pierce 

North-east corner Thorndike and Grove 

South side Cross, opposite Jefferson 

South side Fayette, opposite Elm 

East side State, at Fosterville 

West side State, at intersection of Walnut 

" near city farm buildings 

" near Mr. Kilburn's 

" near G. E. Holden's 

Hill's avenue 

Total 

PRIVATE HYDRANTS. 

State prison yard 

Abbot Downing Co. 's yard 

Page Belting Co.'s yard 

W. P. Ford & Co 

Total 



92 



130 

REGULATIONS 

FOR THE 

CONCORD PRECINCT FIRE DEPARTMENT, 

ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS, JANUARY, 1874. 



Article 1. Any engine or hose company, running out a line 
of hose from a hydrant or steamer, shall be entitled to the pipe, 
although the hose of other companies may be attached in order 
to reach the fire; and any company coming to a fire, and find- 
ing an incomplete line of hose laid out from a hydrant or steam- 
er, shall attach to and lengthen out such line, in lieu of laying a 
line of its own. 

Art. 2. "When two or more engine or hose companies are 
playing in a continuous line, the pipe shall belong to the com- 
pany attaching to the hydrant or steamer, as provided in the 
foregoing article ; but any company furnishing the entire line, 
and receiving water from a steamer, the pipe shall belong to 
such company so receiving. 

Art. 3. Each engine and hose company shall have equal claim 
to the hydrants; but it is enjoined upon the engine companies 
to draught their own water from a reservoir, wherever a suitable 
one can be found within a reasonable distance. 

Art. 4. No company shall take possession of a hydrant or 
reservoir, unless their hose and apparatus for attaching to the 
same are at hand and ready for use. The company which shall 
be thus ready shall be entitled to such hydrant or reservoir ; 
but, upon the order of an engineer, another company may attach 
a second line of hose from such hydrant or steamer, in case the 
same may be necessary, — such company having first laid its 
hose, and being ready to attach the same. 

Art. 5. In proceeding to, working at, or returning from fires, 
noisy demonstrations are strictly prohibited, and it is required 



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of officers of companies to maintain perfect order and decorum 
in their respective commands during all such service. 

Art. 6. No company, while returning from a fire, will be 
allowed to proceed faster than a walk, and at all times to keep 
on the right of the street. Drivers are strictly enjoined, in pro- 
ceeding to a fire, to use the utmost care and caution consistent 
with promptness. Racing between companies is forbidden, 
under any circumstances. Any collision or casualty occurring 
to horses or apparatus will be considered a sufficient cause for 
the suspension of the driver in charge at the time. 

Art. 7. The bells will at first ring a general fire alarm ; and, 
when the locality of the fire is known, the number of the ward 
will be struck, and repeated for the space of at least ten minutes. 

Art. 8. No member of any company shall leave the city 
without first informing his foreman ; no foreman or assistant 
engineer, without first notifying the chief engineer, — in each 
case the party so leaving providing a substitute. 

Art. 9. In case of fire, the foreman first arriving shall be in 
command until the arrival of an engineer. 

Art. 10. Any order issued by the chief, or an assistant en- 
gineer, shall be promptly obeyed. 



WATERING THE STREETS. 



The following account of the receipts and expenditures for 
watering the streets, during the year 1877, is inserted in this 
report for the information of those who are interested : 



Dr. G. P. Conn, 
J. M. Smith, 
0. V. Pitman, 
Onslow Stearns, 
J. B. Hook, 
Wm. Johnson & Co., 
Savage Bros., 
Daniel Scannell, 
C. Thorn & Son, 
E. E. Fisher, 
J. D. Johnson, 
G. AV. Wadleigh, 
"W. C. Elkins & Co., 
W. H. Pitman, 
J. E. Clifford, 
Elijah Knight, 
James Moore & Son, 

B. E. Badger, 
W. B. Stearns, 
H. H. Aldrich, 

C. C. Webster & Co., 
W. P. Underhill & Co., 
N. H. Savings Bank, 



RECEIPTS. 




n the east side of Main street. 




$10 


J. H. Morrill, 


$5 


o 


Eagle Hotel, 


10 


3 


C. J. Dow, 


2 


10 


E. C. Eastman, 


2 


1 


Jane L. Crawford, 


3 


2 


Humphrey, Dodge & Co., 


7 


5 


W. G. Shaw, 


5 


2 


D. E. & C. W. Clarke, 


5 


o 
O 


Robinson & Chase, 


2 


2 


J. T. Sleeper, 


4 


1 


Perkins & Ballard, 


2 


1 


Dr. J. W. Little, 


1 


3 


John Jackman, 


1 


5 


W. H. Corning, 


1 


5 


Upton & Upham, 


1 


5 


R. 0. Wright, 


2 


5 


Eagle Book-Store, 


2 


2 


M. M. Stearns, 


1 


5 


M. B. Critchett, 


5 


5 


Mrs. M. M. Smith, 


4 


5 


T. W. & J. H. Stewart, 


5 


5 


S. & S. C. Eastman, 


2 


5 


R, P. Staniels, 


2 



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East side of Main street — continued. 



Henry Churchill, 
Dr. E. Morrill, 
Woodward & White, 
A. T. Saucer & Co., 
Dr. C. N. Towle, 
L. D. Stevens, 
F. B. Underbill, 
H. Strauss, 
J. Y. Mugridge, 
S. G. Lane, 
Ham Rand, 
Shattuck & Emerson, 
Vogler Bros., 
Stanley & Ayer, 
W. U. Telegraph Co., 
Phenix Hotel, 
Gust Walker, 
Dr. J. H. Gallinger, 
Cummin gs & Young, 
Wood worth Bros., 
A. W. Gale, 
Page & Donovan, 



$5.00 


G. W. Weeks, 


#5.00 


2.00 


Concord Savings Bank, 


5.00 


5.00 


Barrett & Bresnahan, 


1.00 


5.00 


Corser & Brown, 


2.00 


2.00 


Eastman & Fitch, 


3.00 


2.00 


Rep. Press Association. 


5.00 


5.00 


J. E. Pecker, 


2.00 


5.00 


Norman G. Carr, 


3.00 


2.00 


Mrs. T. H. Brown, 


1.00 


2.00 


John T. Batchelder, 


5.00 


1.00 


R. C. Danforth, 


5.00 


5.00 


Carter Bros., 


5.00 


3.00 


Flanders & Emmons, 


5.00 


5.00 


Elm House, 


2.50 


3.00 


Charles Moore, 


2.00 


10.00 


Dr. S. C. Morrill, 


2.00 


5.00 


Farley Bros., 


2.00 


2.00 


James R. Hill, 


7.00 


3.00 


L. A. Smith, 


5.00 


5.00 


J. E. Dwight, 


3.00 


3.00 


Ford & Kimball, 


3.00 


2.00 







$321.50 



West side of Main street. 



Asa Fowler, 


15.00 


James H. Chase, 


$4.00 


Mrs. J. S. Abbot, 


5.00 


Morrill & Silsby, 


5.00 


Frank Evans, 


4.00 


G. H. Adams, 


3.50 


J. S. Norris, 


2.00 


D. E. Howard, 


2.00 


J. S. Norris & Son, 


5.00 


C. E. Twombly, 


5.00 


Cummings Bros., 


3.00 


L. H. Carroll, 


5.00 


W. J. Fernald, 


2.00 


H. B. Foster, 


3.00 


J. Frank Hoit & Co., 


5.00 


State Capital Bank, 


5.00 


Perkins & Dudley, 


3.00 


W. K. Day, 


3.00 


Joseph Welcome, 


2.00 


Frank Harden, 


5.00 


J. H. Morey, 


2.00 


Miss Maggie Flanders, 


5.00 


C. H. Martin & Co., 


5.00 


Stevens k Duncklee, 


G.OO 


John S. Hubbard, 


2.00 


First National Bank, 


5.00 


H. C. Sturtevant, 


3.00 


W. T. & H. F. Norris, 


3.00 


James Davis, 


1.00 


John H. Albin, 


2.00 



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West side of Main street — continued. 



S. F. Morrill & Co., 


$5.00 


E. N. Shepard, 


$5.00 


Blanchard & Crapo, 


5.00 


Hammond & Ayer, 


5.00 


F. E. Ingalls, 


5.00 


Kidder & Belcher, 


2.00 


James R. Hill & Co., 


8.00 


S. Cheney, 


2.00 


A. P. Sherburne, 


2.00 


E. C. Bailey, 


5.00 


Mrs. D. B. Jones, 


5.00 


Sanborn & Clark, 


2.00 


James Hazelton, 


5.00 


J. B. Sanborn, 


5.00 


J. B. Kimball to July, 


3.00 


John H. Hill, 


1.00 


Sargent & Chase, 


3.00 


J. E. Larkin, 


5.00 


Morrill & Danforth, 


3.00 


A. Knapp, 


1.50 


Harris & Co., 


3.00 


Mrs. O'Brien, 


2.00 


Underbill & Kittredge, 


3.00 


S. Nutter, 


2.00 


D. L. Guernsey, 


3.00 


G. L. Hooper, 


2.00 


John S. Blanchard, 


5.00 


Edwin Swaine, 


2.00 


F.I>. <feC.F. Batcheldt 


>r 5 00 






/ 1 j t J • vv 


$215.00 




Pleasant street. 




Bushy & Bowser, 


$3.00 


Kilburn & Glennon, 


$3.00 


Chas. Crow, 


2.00 


L. N. Farley, 


3.00 


J. F. Cotton, 


2.00 







$13.00 



Warren street. 



Beede & Riney, 
J. L. Pickering, 
C. W. Allen, 
J. A. Dadmun, , 
Albert Foster, 



W. B. Durgin, 
James Hazelton, 
E. H. Woodman, 
S. Wardner, 



$2.00 C. T. Huntoon, 
2.00 J. E. McShane, 
1.00 Ordway & Ferrin, 

1.00 John Kimball, 

1.00 1 



School street. 



$2.00 
2.00 
1.00 
1.00 



$3.00 
1.00 
2.00 
5.00 

$18.00 



Knee & Nay, $1.00 

Minot & Co., 5.00 

Mer. Co. Savings Bank, 2.00 



$14.00 



135 



Capitol street. 



Concord Gas Light Co., $5.00 



Geo. Goodhue, 
Singer Mannfg. Co.. 



Win. Walker, 
Dr. T. Haynes, 
Mrs. N. G. Upham, 
Mr. Mattie Cilley, 
E. A. Stockbridge, 



Gust Walker, 



2.00 
3.00 



C. C. Pearson & Co. 
Cheney & Co., 



Park street. 



15.00 
1.00 
1.00 
1.00 
2.00 



Mrs. A. L. Drew 
Mrs. Berry, 
Wm. K. Norton, 
E. L. Whitford, 



State street. 
$5.00 | Mrs. Joseph George, 



Whole amount collected, 1877, 

From which I have paid city treasury, $500.00 

In hands of collector, 133.50 

Less amount paid for collecting, &c, 



$3.00 
15.00 

$28.00 



$1.00 
1.00 
2.00 
3.00 



.00 



$2.00 

$7.00 
133.50 



$633.50 
20.00 

$613.50 



Amount collected in 1873, $654.00 

1874, 608.00 

" 1875, 575.00 

1876, 581.50 

1877, 633.50 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. A. PILLSBURY, 
Supt. Repairs of Highways and Bridges. 



136 
TRUST FUNDS. 



Walker School Fund. This fund was a legacy of Abial 
Walker. Will dated Jan. 3, 1855. " To the city of Con- 
cord aforesaid I give and bequeath one thousand dollars, in 
trust, to be added to the school fund of said city, the in- 
terest whereof to be divided in due proportion among all 
the districts in the city at the time the dividend takes place, 
to be paid over to said city in one year after my decease." 
The amount of this fund is $1,000, and is invested in a note 
of that sum of the Concord City Precinct, due in 1895. 

Lyon Legacy is from G. Parker Lyon. Will dated 
Jan. 23, 1865. " I give and bequeath to the city of Con- 
cord, in the county of Merrimack, in trust for the increase 
of the free public library of said city, the annual income 
thereof only to be annually expended in the purchase of 
books for said public library, the sum of one thousand dol- 
lars." One precinct note of $1,000, interest 6 per cent., 
due 1896. 

Pierce Legacy is from Franklin Pierce, ex-President 
of the United States. Will dated Jan. 22, 1868. " 16th. 
To the city of Concord I give and bequeath, in trust for the 
' Concord Public Library,' one thousand dollars, the interest 
of said sum to be expended annually in the purchase of 
books, and the principal to remain as a perpetual fund for 
the object indicated." One city bond of $1,000, due 1885. 

Countess Rumford Legacy is from the Countess of 
Rumford. Will dated Nov. 10, 1852. " To the town of 
Concord aforesaid, in trust for the benefit of the Concord 
Female Charitable Society, an association in said town, two 
thousand dollars, to be applied to the charitable uses and 
purposes of said society, and under its direction. And in 
case the said town should be incapable of or decline said 
trust, then the same is given and to be paid over to any two 
persons whom the executor of my will may elect and name 
to administer said trust." Note, Isaac A. Hill, $2,000, 
dated Jan. 27, 1877, secured by mortgage of real estate and 
surety. 

Old Cemetery Fund. There has been invested of the 
proceeds of sales of lots $700 in water-works bonds, bear- 
ing 6 per cent, interest. The income from this fund is de- 
voted to the care of the old cemetery. 



INDEX. 



Page 

Appropriations for 1877 55 

Available assets 57 

County tax 8 

City paupers 11 

County paupers 13 

Committee service 26 

City officers 3 

City treasurer's report 7 

City property 54 

City debt 55 

Claims outstanding 57 

City precinct debts and assets 57 

City precinct appropriations -31 

City farm report s ... 75 

Cemetery com mi ttee's report 98 

City marshal's reports 109, 111 

City physician's report 88 

Cemeteries, Old and Blossom Hill 98 

Chief engineer's report 113 

Dog tax , 28 

Expenditures, detailed statement 11 

Finance committee's report 10 

Fire department 17, 113 

Funded debt 55 

Floating debt 57 

Highways and bridges 34 

Highway districts, reports ofi 

Incidentals and land damages 10 

Librarian's report 103 

Municipal regulations 2 

Police and watch 25 

Professional services 27 

10 



38 

Printing and stationery n _ 

Public library ~ 

Precinct debts and assets r - T R 

Precinct fire department regulations ' ]30 

Physician's report ' 

Poor, overseer of, report RO 

Police justice .. ~ 

Precinct property ,„ 

Public reservoirs 10 _ 

Keport of trustees of public library -.qq 

Receipts - 

Roads and bridges 

Report of engineer of fire department jjo 

Report of committee on sewers q. 

Report of Board of Health 

State tax ".."............... q 

Schools 

School-house taxes „. 

Special appropriations 

Salaries 

O 

Sewers ~ 

52 

Solicitor's report ~ 

Trust funds 

Valuation table and taxes assessed r q 

Water commissioners' report 

Water-works, financial statement - 9 

Watering the streets ,'~ 



H