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MANCHESTER, N. H. 



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AUDITORS' REPORT. 



The Committee appointed to audit the accounts of the 
Selectmen for the past year, and who were instructed to 
examine the accounts of the Town for the five previous 
years, respectfully report, that after being notified by the 
Selectmen, that they were ready for the examination of 
their accounts^ the Committee diligently attended to 
their duties, and they regret, that notwithstanding their ut- 
most exertions, it has not been in their power to make the 
examination desired and complete their report, in season 
to admit of its being printed before the annual meeting. 
The difl[iculty in making the examination has resulted from 
the manner in which the accounts of the Town have been 
kept. For more than forty years past, so far as the Com^ 
mittee can find, no books of account have been kept by 
the Selectmen in any form. The only book containing 
any accounts of the Town, is the Treasurer's book. This 
was commenced in the year 1797, by Samuel P. Kidder, 
Esq., then Treasurer, and appears to have been in general 
accurately kept. In this book, two classes of accounts on- 
ly have been entered. An account of the Treasurer with 
the Selectmen, and an account of the Collector with the 
Treasurer. On the Treasurer's account, he has charged 
himself with the moneys which have actually come into 
his hands and no other: and when he has left the office, 
the account has been balanced. For many years, this ac- 
count was regulary balanced at the close of each year; 
but for six or seven years, no dates of the payments charg- 
ed are given, so that it is now impossible to ascertain from 
the books in what year the payments were made, or where 



the balance al the end of (he year shouKl be made. This 
is particularly the case in the years 1837 and 18-33, and 
the Committee have in consequence been obliged to state 
the accounts of those years together. It appears that the 
Selectmen have long been in the practice of retaining in 
their own hands a large proportion of the sums received 
by them, for support of County paupers, for licenses, 
bounties, borrowed money, Slc, and applying them to the 
payments of the Town expenses, as occasion required ; 
and as these sums never in fact came into the. hands of the 
Treasurer, they are not entered on his account and of 
course do not appear on the Town books. Each of the 
Selectmen kept an account of the moneys received by 
him, an account of the Town, and of the payments made by 
him, and these accounts were sometimes settled within the 
year, and sometimes afterwards, and the bills put on file. 
The Committee have appended to the statement of the 
account for 1839, the account of one of the Selectmen, 
embracing the sum of $2000, borrowed of the Granite 
Bank, for the purpose of building the Candia road, which 
was presented and allowed, while the Committee were en- 
gaged in their examination, and does not otherwise appear 
any where in the Town accounts. This will show dis- 
tinctly the manner in which much of the business of the 
Town has been done. The accounts of the Collectors ap- 
pear to have been regularly kept on the Treasurers' books, 
with the exception, that no balances have been struck at 
the close of the year, where the same person remained 
more than one year in office ; which renders it almost im- 
practicable to state the amount of taxes outstanding at 
the close of the year. The only book kept by the Select- 
men, has been an Order book, in which were entered the 
several orders drawn by them on the Treasurer. This ap- 
pears to have been generally kept with tolerable accuracy, 
and would serve as a day book, from which the accounts 
might be made up to a considerable extent, if it had been 
customary to make no payments, except by orders on the 
Treasurer ; but in facta large proportion of the payments 
appear to have been made by the Selectmen, either with- 
out any orders, or orders were made in their own favor for 
large sums, the expenditure of which cannot be traced, 
except by an examination of the files. The short time 
allowed the Committee, did not admit of their attempting 
such e.xamination. If made, it would be of little practi- 



cal utility and of very uncertain result. The whole 
amount of taxes for the year 1797, when this system ap- 
pears to have been commenced, was only $'222,93 and for 
the year 1835, the last year before the Amoskeag Manu- 
facturing Company extended their purchases in the town, 
the whole amount of taxes assessed, was only $1,114,35. 
During this period it is obvious there was little danger of 
injustice to the town, as the transactions were of so limit- 
ed amount that the accounts must all have been borne in 
mind by the Selectmen, though not entered on the Town 
books. With the present large amount of taxes and the 
increased business of the Town, a further continuance of 
so loose a method could not fad to lead to great abuses. 
In justice to the Selectmen of former years, the Commit- 
tee feel bound to state that they have not discovered any 
evidence, that the funds of the Town have been misap- 
plied during the years embraced in their examination. 
During the past year the method has been changed and 
improved by the present Selectmen. All the monies re- 
ceived from every source have been paid to the Treasurer, 
and all payments have been made by orders. In this 
mode, the accounts may be correctly stated and the small 
balance unexplained in the accounts of the present year, is 
probably occasioned by some small bills which have been 
overlooked in the examination. The Committee believe 
that every sum received and paid by the Selectmen of the 
Town, should be at once entered on a book of the ac- 
counts of the Town to be kept by the Selectmen. Un- 
der this view, they have caused the accounts for the past 
year, to be entered on a book purchased for the purpose, 
in the manner in which they suppose they should be en- 
tered, in every particular, except that they have omitted all 
mention of the items of the accounts paid, which they 
think, should in future be regularly entered on the books, 
so as to render a reference to the vouchers unnecessary ; 
though the vouchers should be carefully preserved in files 
and numbered, so that they may be at once recurred to if 
necessary. In preparing these accounts, they have receiv- 
ed very great assistance from the Selectmen, particularly 
the Chairman, and hope they may serve as a guide in keep- 
ing the accounts in future, tliough they have no doubts 
that many improvements will be suggested by experi- 
ence. 

The Committee respectfully submit the following state- 



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ment9 of the accounts of the Town, for the several years 
referred to them. They do not suppose |hey are entirely 
accurate, though they are. believed to be as correct as the 
means afforded them would enable them to make. To 
the accounts of the present year are annexed statements 
in detail of the items in the several accounts embraced in 
the general account where it seemed necessary to a full 
understanding of them. 

S. D. BPXL, ) 

JOSIAH STOWELL, f Committee. 
GEORGE PORTER, 
March, 7th., 184-2. 



Town of Manchester. 

RECEIPTS FOR THE YEAR 1836. 

Cash in hand? of F. G. Stark, Treasurer, 112,98 

Amount of Literary Fund, 35,55 

Tax List for 1836, 1,741,49 



$1,890,0-2 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Paid for Highways and Bridges, 341,44 

" Support of Schools, 243,13 

*' Support of Paupers, 128,11 

♦* Law Expenses, 156,95 

" Mihtia Expenses, 25,00 

" Expenses Town Officers, 30,50 

" State Tax, 146,85 

" County Tax, 82,19 

Outstanding Taxes, supposed, 685,02 

Balance in Treasury, 50,83 



$1,890,02 



Town of Manchester. 

RECEIPTS FOR THE YEARS 1837—1838. 

Cash in hands of E. Stevens, Jr., Treasurer, 50,83 

Outstanding Taxes, (supposed) 685,02 

County for Paupers, 40,78 

Town of Hooksett, for Paupers, 6,07 

For Licenses, 2,00 

Tax List, for 1837, 1,811,10 

Tax List, for 1838, 1,854,99 

Literary Fund, for 1837, 62,20 

Literary Fund, for 1838, 64,39 

Interest on Surplus, 165,88 

Surplus Fund, 2,821,32 



DISBURSEMENTS FOR 1837—1838. 



Paid for Highways and Bridges, 763,83 

" Schools, 916,87 

" Paupers, 1,244,48 

" Law Expenses, 63,99 

'* Militia, 185,96 

" Selectmens' services, 134,50 

" Other Town Officers, 17,50 

" Repairs of Town House, 370,12 

" Expense Small Pox, in 1835, 66,35 
" Abatement of Taxes, 135,41 

** Collectors' Commissions, 36,23 

" State and County Taxes, 1837, 314,99 

1838,380,60 
Balance in Treasury, 164,27 

Surplus Fund, 2,821,32 



From the foregoing there is apparently 
a balance in favor of E. Stevens, 
Jr., probably errors to the amount 
of 



$7,646,42 



$81,84 



Town of Manchester. 



RECEIPTS FOR THE YEAR 1839. 



Cash in hands of Charles Stark, Treasurer, 

Literary Fund, 

Old Taxes received of former Collector, 

" M. Kennedy, 
Cash of E. Stevens, Jr., 
Tax List, ior 1839, 
Surplus Revenue, 
Cash borrowed of Granite Bank, Exeter, 



Errors, 



164,27 

64,39 

21,36 

11,22 

2,40 

2,514,13 

2,821,32 

1,939,00 

$7,538,09 
46 



$7,538,53 



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DISBURSEMENTS. 

Paid for Highways and Bridges, 315,58 

" Schools, 367,68 

*' Paupers, 137,50 

*' Militia, 3 84,00 

" Selectmens' services, 140,40 
" Other Town Officers' services, 14,50 

*' Abatement of Taxes, 6,35 

" Candiaroad, 1,937,00 

State Tax, 252,80 

*' County Tax, 102,52 

Outstanding Taxes, 577,61 

Surplus Revenue in hands of E. Ste- 
vens, Jr., 2,321,32 

Cash in Treasury, 669,29 



$7,536,55 
Leaving due the Town, in hands of 2,00 

J. M. Rowell, as per his account, 

annexed. $7,538,55 

Joseph M. Rowell, in account with the 

TOWN OF MANCHESTER. CR. 

1839, Jan. 21. By Cash received of the' 
Granite Bank, at Exeter, 
loaned by the Town, 2,000,00 

By Selectmens' order on 

Treasurer, 12,00 



DR. 

1839, Jan. 21. Paid 6 mns. 3 dnys 
interest to Granite Bank, en 
above, 61,00 

1839, Jan. 23. Paid John Younsr, 
for building part of Caridia road, 
per his cf)iUract and receipt. 230,00 

1839, Jan. 21. Paid Joseph B. Hall 
and John Young, Jr., for building 
part of Ciindia road,)>er their con- 
tract and receipt. 230,00 

1839, Jun.23. Paid John Harvey, 



2,012,00 



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Jr., for building part of Candia 
road, per his contract and re- 
ceipt, 480,00 

1839, Jan. 23. Paid James McQues- 
ton, for building part of Candia 
road, per his contract and re- 
ceipt, 676,00 

1839, Jan. 24. Paid William Coult, 
for building part of Candia road, 
per his contract and receipt, 260,00 

1839, Jan. 6. Paid John Young, for 
building part of Candia road, in 
full, per his contract and receipt, 50,00 

1839, July 26. Paid Jarvis Hull, on 
account of John Harvey, in full, 
for building part of Candia road, 
per contract and receipt, 23,00 



$2,010,00 

Leaving a balance [of two dollars i*^^ 

my hands, July 26, 1839, 2,00 



Town of Manchester. 

RECEIPTS FOR THE YEAR 1840. 

Cash in hands of Mace Moulton, Treasurer, 669,29 

Outstanding Taxes, 577,61 

Literary Fund, 62,15 

Cash borrowed, rec'd of A. Weston, Jr., 100,00 

« " " H.Brown, 600,00 

Cash of W. P. Farmer, old Taxes, 56,50 

Tax List, 1840, 3,986,56 

Surplus Revenue in hands of E. Stevens, Jr., 2,821,32 

Cash borrowed, rec'd of James Wallace, 1,006,60 

$9,879,43 
Amount due T. J. Carter, 2,68 

$9,882,U 



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DISBURSEMENTS. 



Paid for Highways and Bridges, 


1,332,97 




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Schools, 


1,328,30 




i< 


Paupers, 


1,358,61 




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Law Expenses, 


102,60 




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Selectmens' services, 


142,75 




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Other Town Officers, 


182,13 




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Abatement of Taxes, 


78,73 




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Incidental Expenses, 


46,75 




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Fire Entwine Hose, &,c., 


834,85 




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Engine House, 


90,00 




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Fire Department, 


83,83 




({ 


State and County Taxes, 


290,53 




Outstanding Taxes, 


918,00 




Surplus Revenue, in hands of E. 






Stev 


ens, Jr., 


2,821,32 








9,605,37 




Leaving due the Towny 




270,74 




$9,832,11 



iTown of Manchester- 



^ RECEIPTS FOR THE YEAR 


184L 


Cash in Treasury, March 1, 


1841, 


270,74 


Taxes Outstanding, 




918,00 


Taxes assessed for 1841, 


• 


D,845,09 


Literary Fund and Interest, 




148,00 


* Bounties received. 




22,00 


County Paupers, 




392,68 


Licenses, 




30,50 


Money borrowed. 




^^,811,65 


Surplus Revenue received", 




2,009,55 


due, 




811,77 


Income of Farm, 




352,53 


Orders 1841, unpaid, 




1,539,63 


Due Treasure!*, 




95 




<44, 153,09? 



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EXPENDITURES 1841. 




HigFiways, former years^ 


1 14,00 


1841, 


134,50 


New Roads, 


578,5)3 


Schools, 


882,09 


School Houses, 


3,485,8-2 


Militia, 


225,00 


Town Farm, 


4,087,45 


Stock, Tools, anJ Furniture^ 


477,39 


Poor at the Farm, 


616,84 


Poor off the Farm, 


413,50 


Poor former years, 


350,67 


County Paupers, 


296,67 


Fire Apparatus, 


304,03 


Fire Department, 


103,28 


Pound, 


133,95 


Valley, 


287,61 


Hearse, Hearse house, &c., 


389,83 


Selectmens' services, 


574,31 


Other Town Officers' services^ 


352,18 


Law Expenses 


24,96 


State and County Taxes, 


1,106,93 


Notes paid, 


3,500,00 


Interest paid, 


233,24 


Town House, 


19,131,02 


Old Accounts, 


2,306,49 


Outstanding orders, 


604,58 


Printing and Stationary, 


79,37 


Incidental Expenses, 


79,20 


Abatements, 


492,28 


Outstanding Taxes, 


1,627,05 


Debts due the Town, • 


1,118,42 


Balance 


41,90 



$44,153,09 
HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, OLD ACCOUNTS. 
Paid Stephen Moore, for Lumber, 1,45 

S. C. Hall, for Stone, &-c., 5,59 

Benj. Marshall, for Labor, 1,80 

David Young, for Stone, &,c., 6,00 

William P. Farmer, for Lumber, 53,80 

William P. Farmer, for Non-resident Labor, 45,35 

$114,00 



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REPAIRS HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

Paid George F. Judkins, for Lumber, 15,00 

Stephen Moore, j6,60 

Francis Mentor, 1,84 

Stephen M. Baker, 1,88 

Stillman Simons, 2,50 

James McQueston, 4,00 

Jonas Harvey, 7,08 

James M. Gregg, 6,33 

Isaac Huse, 3,50 

Amos Weston, Jr., for Labor, 6,00 

Robert Weston, 3,50 

Robert Stevens, 12,00 

Daniel Hall, 10,00 

' Edward Proctor, 3,50 

Simon Hazeltine, 3,00 

John Young, Jr., 3,00 

Alanson Higley, 1,00 

John Griffin, 3d., 1,00 

Benj. Marshall, 1,00 

John G. Webster, 3,00 

Isaac Merrill, 2,00 

John W. Copp, 18,31 

Amos Webster, 3,88 

James Nutt, Jr., 4,58 



134,50 
NEAV ROADS AND DISCONTINUANCES. 



Paid Asa Read, for Labor, 


97,00 


John G. Eveleth, 


43,35 


Elisha Smith, 


1,55,41 


Isaac Marshall, 


1,00 


Caleb W. Hazeltine, for Stone work, 


79,00 


David Webster, damage. 


1,50,00 


S. Gilman, Surveying, 


11,50 


Road Commissioners, 


40,77 



$578,53 



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SCHOOLS. 



Paid Committee District 



No. 1, 
2. 
3, 
4, 
5. 
6, 

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9. 



SCHOOL HOUSES. 



^aid Committee, District 



No. 2, 

3, 
4, 



MILITL4'. 

Paid Capt. French's Company, 
Moore's, 
Hall's, 
Silver's, 
Worlhley's, 
Gen. Well's Staff, 
Soldiers Rations at Muster, 



TOWN FARM. 

Paid Moses Davis, for Town Farm, 

Emerson & Colley, permanent repairs, 
Edward McQuestion, " 

H. Tufts, &. Co., Pump and pipe, 
Forty rods Stone wall, 



37,50 
444,06 
36,00 
12,50 
43,00 
52,00 
77,00 
14,00 
66,03 

$882,09 



2,943,3!^ 
250.00 
292,50 

§3,485,82 



27,00 

38,00 

30,00 

6,00 

1,00 

3,00 

120,00 

$225,00 



4,000,00 

25,95 

3,00 

18,50 

40,00 



$4 087,4 



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STOCK, TOOLS, AND FURNITURE, FOR TOWN 

FARM. 

Paid Geo. Parker, for Oxen, 100,00 

N. C. Balchelder, for Horse, 65,00 

John G. Webster, for Cow, 20,00 
Moses Davis, for Stock, Farming Tools, 

and Household Furniture, 170,76 

A S. P. Greeley, for Harness, 16,00 

Thomas Smith, for Waggon, 50,00 

Z. Colburn, for Churn, 2,50 

L. Jackson, for Tools and Furniture, 39,55 

Isaac Huse, for Furniture, 8,00 

O. Merrifield, 2,50 

H. Tufts & Co., 3,08 



$477,39 



From which should be deducted Horse, Wag- 
gon, and Harness, stolen, cost $131,00 

SUPPORT OF POOR AT TOWN FARM. 

Paid Archibald Stark, for Hay, 11,16 

Benj. Stevens, for Labor, 8,83 

Sarah M. Merrill, 8,00 

Nath'l. Merrill, for Pigs, 6,00 

Moses Davis, for Labor and Grain, 26,20 

Alanson Higley, for Blacksmith's bill, 3,60 

I^eonard Jackson, for Provisions, 38,25 

Hall & Pike, for Goods, 37,33 

George Porter, 80,12 

Leonard Jackson, for Beef Ox, 24,00 

David Hamlet, for Grain, 20,22 

Z. Colburn, for Professional services, 50 

Leonard Jackson, as Superintendent, 175,80 

George W. Aubin, Leach for Horse, 6,00 

H. Tufts ct Co. for repairing Stove, 17 

L. Jackson, for purchases as by his account, 106,46 

Manure for the Farm, 48,63 

C. G. Willey, for Manure, 12,84 

^. Wortiilev, .3,50 

$616,81 



16 

COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Paid Relief and Funeral of Wm. Collins, 71,90 

** Thos. S. Frost, 54,27 

John Ward, 34,47 

O. Tozier, and child, 21,61 

and Funeral of .1. Gilchrist, 4.90 

Mary Duffin, 17,65 

Mary J. How, 31,46 

Miss Perry, 14,06 

of sundry Paupers, at Alms House, 

see page 32, 46,35 



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$296,67 



FIRE APPARATUS. 



Paid Amos B. Morrill, for Hooks and Chains, 70.25 

George Porter, for Cordatre, 5,97 

S. R. Davis, Wheels for Hose-carriage, 10,25 

H. F. A. Richardson, Painting " 8,00 

Jonas S. Hale, Ironing '* 26,64 

Amoskeag M. Co., Couplings, &,c., 5,779 

W. C. Hunneman &. Co.,. Engine, balance, 110,00 

John B. Goodwin, Stove, 12,00 

Isaac H use, Timber for Ladders, 1,33 

E. P. Offult, Trunk and Brush, 1,80 



.^^304.03 



SUPPORT OF POOR OFF THE FARiVI 



Funeral of 



r D. AVebster, 


16,00 


J. Hazeltine, 


11,67 


M. J. Stevens, 


4,25 


W. Lancey, 


20.75 


M. Wilson, 


15,00 


Widow Emerson, 


71,00 


H. Hardy, 


27,19 


E. Griirin, 


6,00 


D. Heseltine, 


58,29 


G. Harvey, 


13,50 


Mrs. Hardy nnd V. 




Holmes, 


20,00 



IT 

Paid for Relief of E. Corning, 3.0,00 

" E. Heseltine's children, 11,50 

'* Holmes' children, 11,10 

Paid for Relief and Funeral of R. Archibald, 6,75 

C. Blodgelt, 45,00 

Dr. Flanders, for Medical services, 6,75 

Colburn, *' R. Arbuckle, 7,00 

Walker, " Widow Huntooii, 17,00 

T. Emerson, Coflin for R. Goodwin, 3,25 

for rem'g Mrs. Heselline and II. Abbott, to farm, 4,50 

Foreign Paupers, 7^00 

$413,50 

SUPPORT OF POOR FORMER YEARS. 

Paid J. Young, 1840, 82,50 

J. Gooden, 34,64 

H. G.Conant, 90,45 

N. Corning, 28,00 

N, Kimball, 65,00 

J. Nutt, 49,88 

^^0,67 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Cash Paid for Services^ 1840; 

Walter French, Fircward, 5,00 

I. C. Flandersi, 5,00 

Pustin Marshall, 5,00 

I. T. P. Hunt, 5,00 

Isa^c Huse, 5,00 

Mace Moulton, {>,00 

Cash Paiil for Services, 1S41 : 

Jeremiah Wheeler, for moving Engine hou»e, 5,00 

Emerson Sl Colley, Repairs, 4,16 

Charles H. Brown, 7,58 

Alvah Kelscy, 2,75 

H. F. A. Richardson, 3^01 

William Smith, 1,75 

Albert Lane, 4,22 

S. P. Greeley, 87 

<^'harles H. I^own 1,75 

Ira Ballou, Oil, 6lc. 7,5(> 



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Dustin Marshall, Oil, 


3,58 


E. P. Offutt, 


3,50 


" " Fireward, 


3,00 


Isaac Sanborn, 


6,00 


George Porter, 


3,00 


Ira Ballou, 


3,00 


George Hall, 


4,00 


Moulton Knowles, 


3,00 


J. Caldwell, Advertising, 


1,75 


George Porter, Refreshments, 


3,77 




$103,28 


POUND. Cash Paid, 





Copp & Davis, 127,25 

Stevens & Hutchinson, 6,70 



$133,95 



VALLEY. Cash Paid, 



George Porter, Fencing, 187,06 

Emerson & Currier, 95,50 

William Currier, 2,05 

Stephen Gilraan, Surveying, 3,00 

$287,61 

HEARSE, HEARSE HOUSE AND PALLS. 

Cash paid. 

Simon R. Davis, making Hearse, 52,00 

Jonas S. Hall, Ironing " 75,00 

H. F. A. Richardson, Harness, Trimming, 44,58 

George Porter, Hearse, Palls, Trimmings, 123,00 

Thomas Emerson, Bier and Trimming Palls, 4,50 

George Porter, Whip, 75 

Emerson <fc Colley, Hearse House, 90,00 



$389,83 



SELECTMENS' SERVICES. 

Amos Weston, Jr., as vSelectman and Overseer, 130,00 

Relating to Roads, 37,00 

to Town House, 39,00 



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Isaac C. Flanders, Selectman and Overseet> 169,56 

Relating to Roads, 26,50 

to Town House, 24,5^ 

Isaac Huse, as Selectman and Overseer, 124,75 

Relating to Roads, 23,00 



$574,31 
OTHER TOWN OFFICERS' SERVICES. 



Walter French, Town Clerk, 


30,00 


Mace Moulton, Treasurer, 


100,00 


1840, 


20,00 


James Hall, Committee on Town Fariii^ 


4,00 


L Merrill, 


3,00 


I. C. Flanders, 


4,00 


George Clark, • 


4,00 


Amos Weston, jr., 


3,00 


J. T. P. Hunt, 


1,50 


Z. Colburn, Health Officer, 


5,50 


J. H. Morse, 


5,00 


G.B.Swift, 


4,50 


Mace Moulton, Constable, 


2,00 


Police Officer, 


3,00 


I. C. Flanders, Constable 1840 1^ 


4,00 


Walter French, 


4,00 


Ira Ballon, 


7,00 


Nehemiah Chase, Collectors' fees, 


147,68 



INTEREST. 



$352, 1 !i 



Joseph Atwood, 6,40 

Granite Bank, 101,87 

Epps Burnham, 60,20 

George Parker, 40 

Nashua Bank, 48,00 

J. C. Farnuin, 8,67 

Jane Harris, 1,15 

John Young, 50 

Joshua GooiltMi, 60 

David Crowell, 5,00 

W.Brown, 232,45 

$233,24 



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LAW EXPENSES. 



Mace Moulton, Lawsuit, 
Daniel Clark, services on Roads, 



NOTES PAID. 



17,90 
7,0G 

$'24, 9G 



David Crowelt, 
Daniel Farnham, 
J. C. Farnum, 
Joseph Atwood, 
Nashua Bank, 



500,00 
200,00 
400,00 
400,00 
2,000,00 

§0,500,00 



TOWN HOUSE EXPENSES. 



Andrew Mclntire, 43,00 

Nathaniel Kimball, 348,88 

Alpheus K. Brown, 23,73 

James M. Webster, 338,51 

James McQueston, 1,625,00 

George F. Judkins, 16,50 

Sewall Leavelt, 629,36 

J. T. P. Hunt, 353,48 

Sprague & Twombly, 1,125,00 

John C. Farnham, 1,059,70 

Walter Emerson, 82,95 

Philip P. Farmer, 23,83 

Walker Flanders, 764,38 

P. Fogg, 2,50 

Caleb W. Hazeltine, 22,00 
Stevens & Hutchinson, 542,21 

Enos Colby, 1,50 

Jonas S. Hall, 300,00 

Nathan Parker, 403,86 

William Gardner, 90,84 

Nathan Goldsmith, 170,00 

Seth Emery, 100,00 

Thomas Goldsmith, 4,00 

Peter Newcomb, 23,40 

D. K. Perkins, 2,00 

George W. Morrison, 25,00 

AVilliam Buswell, 15,17 

Allen Goss, 120,75 

Amos B. Morrill, 5,71 

Joseph W. Sanders, 42,00 

Joseph B. Cheswell, 6,50 



Smith & McColley, 4,00 

Thomas Chase, ^ 150,00 

Peter Hazeltine, 10,00 

Sargent & Darling, 666,36 

Rodney Porter, 71,25 

Henry'^F. Little, 13,62 

True Brown, 24,25 

Charles Barker, . 13,70 

Elbridge Kimball, 24^73 

Stephen Saunders, 136,87 

William Stevens, 103,83 

Isaac Huse, 4,25 

Nathan Ballard, 143,55 

Charles H. Brown, 116,24 

Paschal Preston, 93,83 

Charles Crockett, 75,60 

Moses T. Kimball, 2,42 

Sargent & Emery, 475,75 

Isaac Diamond, 91,00 

Seth Woodbury, 34,15 

Alexander Kiah, 5,22 
Benjamin K. Flanders, 98,75 

Joseph Sanders, 38,50 

William E. Wiiipple, 142,33 

Michael Shun, 8,75 

Thomas C. Piper, 183,06 

Jehoah Tuttle, 194,03 

Jeremiah Fellows, , 27,22 

Knox & Martin, 55,00 

Benjamin Blaney, 187^00 

John D. Kimball, 580,79 



'21 



J. Wiofgin, 


87.71 


N. D. Hill, 


65,33, 


James Child, 


103,25 


.Tames A. Stearns, 


1,55 


Hiram Bailey, 


40,00 


Christopher Simons, 


18,40 


Perry Richards, 


23,01 


Horace Stearns, 


18,00 


S. Crombie, 


12,37 


A. 4- D. A Buntin, 


178,87 


Thomas McKaw, 


9,12 


A. B. Chamberlain, 


102,21 


Patrick Hag^ar, 


24,53 


Amoskeag: Man. Co. 


230.91 


Leonard Russell, 


20,75 


Edward McQuesfon, 


24.68 


George H. Minot, 


250,00 


Cyrus Eaton, 


72,66 


Emerson & Colley, 


12,00 


Crosby D. Marshall, 


48,25 


Daniel Hall, Jr. 


275,00 


Read & Mclnlire, 


8,80 


Joseph Graham, 


7,50 


Nicholas Stanton, 


17,29 


John Barker, Jr. 


524,70 



Total, 



John Campbell, 75,00 

John Doland, 10,41 

David Hamlet, 375,00 

Abraham Burba nk, 303,29 

Joseph Eastman, 842.60 

Jonathan Eaton, 1,75 

John Chase, 12,00 

John Putney, 63,00 

Andrew Buntin, 16,70 

Philo Sprasfue, 223,01 

H. Tuffts& Co., 203,31 

George Porter, 12,78 

Samuel Eaton, 24,95 

Harvev W. Sleeper, 18,67 
George H. Minot&Co., 500,00 

S. B. Kidder, 8,00 

Enoch Johnson, 10,80 

J. G. Cilley, 110,00 

Moody Kent, 62,95 

Daniel Clark, 10,00 

Jeremiah H. AVllkins, 22,00 

J. C. Farnnm, 10,00 
Amoskeag Man. Co. for 

Lot, 2,500,00 



$19,131,02 



OLD ACCOUNTS. 



Paid Joseph Davis, School District No. 2, 1-2,00 

S. P. Jackson, 3, 64,39 

W. P. Farmer, Soldiers' allowance 1840, 68,00 

J. Heseltine, 1,00 

G. Greeley, 1,00 

J. McKean Wilkins, Law services, 30,05 

F. G. Stark, Surveying, 1839, 2,50 

E. H. Hadley, Damage to Sleigh, 20,00 
W. P. Farmer, Commissions and Ab'mts, 1840, 248,00 

E. Stevens, Jr., Old claims, 1,859,55 



$2,306,49 
PRINTING AND STATIONERY. Cash paid. 



John Caldwell, Printing Orders, 



10,00 
" " 6,00 

School report, 10,00 
Publishing Road notices, 16,50 



42,50 



22 

Kmerson Si, Murray, Printing, 7,50 

Publishing, 5,00 12,50 

.1. C. Emerson, Publishing, 2,i-25 

Printing School report, 5,00 7,25 

Joseph Marshall, Blank Books, 2,03 

Record Books, 8,25 10,28 

Asa McFarland, Printing Blanks, 1,50 

Amos Weston, Jr., Stationery, 1,87 

Isaac C. Flanders, '• 3,47 



$•79,37 
INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

E. Knight, use Washington Hall, 8,00 

S.P.Greeley, '' " 1,50 

J. L. Hadley, Recording Deeds, 1 ,66 

Elijah Hanson, Table, 17,50 

Dustin Marshall, Firewood, 7,13 

Albert Stark, Sawing •' 2,80 

E. P. Offutt, sending for Coroner, 6,53 
Rodnia Nutt, Bounty on Foxes, 1,25 
Isaac Huse, 1,00 

I. C. Flanders, 25 2,50 

Franklin Crombie, Surveying, 1,00 

I. C. Flanders, Postages, l,3f> 

Chase & James, Horse hire, 23, IG 

Joseph Cochran, Jr., Justice Fees, 2,01) 

Eliphalet Hunt, Surveying, 3,00 

Mace Moulton, Journey to Pembroke, 3,00 

Pocket Book, 42 

N. Chase for procuring Specie for Soldiers, 2,50 

$79,20 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES, 

Samuel T. Drake, . 2,49 

Wm. Toney, 2,49 

Charles E. Burley, 1,06 

John D. Dickerman, 2,49 

J. G. Cilley, 10,96 

John Simons, 2,20 

Andrew Tripp, 2.49 

Samuel B. Kidder, 4,15 

John S. Elliot, 2,49 

George \V. Tilden, 8,30 



23 



John A. Winn, 



4,15 



Sam'l D. Sherburne, 
Edward Lang, 
Benjamin Hutchinson, 
Nehemiah Chase, Collector, 

a a <i 

OUTSTANDING TAXES. 
Taxes Assessed 1841, 

Collected and Paid over, 


83 

2,49 

2,49 

106,26 

336,34 

$492,28 

9,845,09 
8,218,04 



Balance due the Town, $1,627,05 

DEBTS DUE THE TOWN. 

E. Stevens, Jr., Surplus Revenue, 811,77 
Joseph M. Rowell, Balance of Loan of |2000, 1839, 2,00 
Isaac C. Flanders, received of Porter &, Dodge, 274,62 

F. H. Watson, Due the Farm, 6,26 
S. Fellows, 12,69 
J. Tuttle, 3,41 
L Huse, 7,67 





1,118,42 


TAXES ASSESSED, 1841. 




State Tax, 


659,40 


County 


447,53 


Town 


5,043,65 


School House, District No. 2, 


3,111,57 


3, 


280,35 


4, 


302,59 




$9,845,09 


LITERARY FUND. 




Received of State Treasurer, 


142,42 


Interest, 


5,58 




$148,00 


BOUNTIES RECEIVED, 




Received of State Treasurer, 


22,00 


FOREIGN PAUPERS. 




Received from County, 


386,68 


Derry, 


6,00 



.<i392,68 



^24 

LICENSES. 

Received of G. Porter, '^j^^ 

Dunk lee & Farley, ''^j^^^ 

J. L. Parker, '^v3<) 

W. French, ^^<><> 

June & Co. 20,00 



§30,50 



MONEY BORROWED. 

1840. Of Sundry Persons, 3.G00 

Repaid, 378 3,^2-22,00 

1841, Of Sundry Persons, ^27,811,65 

Repaid, 3,500,00 24,311,65 

127,533,65 

Note, Interest due estimated, 730,65 
TOWN PROPERTY. 

Debts due the Town, 1,118,42 

Town House and Lot, Bills paid, 19,131,02 

Town Farm, Cost, 4,087,45 
Stock, Tools, and Furniture, at cost, 477,39 

Loss Horse, Waggon and Harness, 131 346,39 

Engine and Apparatus, cost, * ^''^^^'^^ 

Valley, Hearse, and ilears^ llcusc, Sic, cost, 677,45 

Old Town House, at cost of repairs, 1833, . 670,12 

Outstanding Taxes, 1,627,05 



.$28,887,07 



Note. There is due for interest on Surplus 

Revenue, about, 880,00 

TOWN DEBTS. 

Money Borrowed unpaid, 27,.533,65 

Interest due, 730,65 

Orders Unpaid, 1,539,63 

Due Treasurer, 95 



^29,804,88 



Several orders drawn by the Sclcclinen during the ex- 
amination of this account, arc not included in tlie forego- 
ing ; and there arc undoubtedly niuny other bills not 
presented to the Selectmen, due on the Town House and 
for other expenses.