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FIRST ANNUAL REPORT 



or THE 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 



CITY OF MANCHESTER, 



FOR THE 



FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 1, 1847. 




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MANCHESTER, N. H. 

jAUt* o. adams, printer::::::amzricak oftick. 

1847. 

NEW HAMPSHIRt 
STATE LIBRARY 



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_ 18 47. 

THE 

FIRST ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

OFIHE 

RECEIPTS & EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



CITY OF MANCHESTER, 



TOGETHER WITH THE 



TREASURERS ACCOUNT, 



FOR THE 



FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31, 1847. 



MANCHESTER, N. H. 

james o. Adams, printer::::::american office. 
1847. 



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I I IV OF MANCHESTER. 

I\ Board of Aldermen, Feb. 16, 1847. 
Ordered, it' the Common Council concur, That the Citj 
Clerk be directed to procure two thousand copies of die firsl 
annual Report of the Committee on Finance and such othei 
Reports as may he incorporated with it, and that th<- CitJ 
Marshal cause the same to be distributed among the Citizens. 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 16, 1847. 
Read and passed. Sent down for concurrence. 

J. S. T. CUSHING, City Clerk. 

In Common Council, Feb. 23, 1-1T 
Read and passed in concurrence. 

DAVID HILL, C. C ' 



ACCOUNT 



THOMAS HOYT, CITY TREASURER, 



JANCARY 31, 1846, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1847. 



TBKA81 U B B 41 I 01 NT. 
The Town mid City of Manchester In Account 



i-:?. 












To cash pa 


J on account Highways and Bridges, 


$0560 59 




" 


" 


Common Sewers, 


:<.f>7 1 00 




" 


(t 


City Hall, 

Tire Department, 


5.01.-, 70 
1.202 0!' 




" 


H 


Night Watch, 


753 83 




" 


(1 
II 


Interest on City Debt, 
Printing and Stationery, 


3.0-11 02 
491 54 




u 


" 


City Hall Expenses, 


7-:; d.i 




" 


" 


Incidental do., 


1.163 29 




" 


(1 


Poor Farm, 


1.001 40 




« 


« 


Paupers off the Farm, 


-11 85 




H 


" 


County Paupers, 


1.091 oi 




« 


(I 


School Dis. No. 1, 
« « 2 

« « 3, 


372 44 

9.117 89 

93 75 




U 


" 


« " « 4, 


105 51 




u 


« 


" « 5, 

" « « 7, 

« « 8, 

u « 9 t 

Town and City Officerp, 

Abt. Tuxes, J. M. Noyes list, 

" " J. L. Parker's list, 


92 01 
125 04 
154 01 

85 08 

1.682 85 

571 89 

540 14 




u 


1, 


Militia, 
Police Court, 


101 00 
214 07 




'• 


(1 


State Tax, 


1.320 00 




« 


« 


County Tax, 


2.028 55 




" 


U 


Lands &. Buildings Ward 3, 
Law Expenses, 


700 00 
11 00 




« 


" 


Outstanding Orders, 


77 03 




a 


" 


Notes Payable, 


800 00 




Outstanding Taxes G. H. Kimball's list, 


3.G03 09 




Cash 


in Treasury Feb. 1, 1847. 


2.745 19 










$48,200 15 



TREASURER S ACCOUNT. 
Current with Thomas Hoyt, Treasurer. 



J 847 
P«b. 1 



By cash in Treasury, Fcl)., 18-10, 

P>y ca.sli rec'd. for Taxes, J. L. Parker's list 1844, 
J. M. Noyea list 1845, 
" Oilman H. Kimball's list Taxes 184G, 
Cash received for ]\Ioney Borrowed, 
'• " From County for County Paupers, 
" ' " Town Bristol for Paupers, 
" " State Literary Fund, 
" " State Rail Road Tax, 
" " For Rents of City Hall, 
" " Produce sold from Poor Farm, 
" " Police Court for Fines and Fees, 
t " " J. Cochran Jr. violations P. Law, 
" " Bailey & Flanders for Old Town 

House Materials, 
" " S. D. Bell, Stone, 
" " Van Amburg & Co., License, 
« " J. S. T. Gushing for Fees, 
" " Geo. T. Clark, Rent Police Court 
Room, 



$3,918 L8 


1.407 91 


2.455 32 


22.005 95 


12.800 00 


1.258 12 


100 23 


174 08 


326 iv 


2.908 87 


537 90 


220 50 


9 00 


14 36 


20 90 


30 <i)0 


01 32 


11 08 


$48,266 15 



By Outstanding Taxes on G. H. Kimball's list 

1846. $3,603 09 

Cash in Treasury Feb. 1, 1847. 2.745 19 

THOMAS HOYT, City Treasurer. - 

Feb. 1, 1847. 



- i RER S ACCOUNT. 



Citt or Manchester, Feb. 16, 1 — IT 
The undersigned, being the Committee on Finance, in pur- 
euance of the I ltli Section of Ordinance No. "2, hereby certifj 
thai we have examined and audited the accounts of Thomas 

Hoyt, Treasurer of the City of Manchester, and find tliem cor- 
rectly cast, and supported by satisfactory vouchers. 

We also find that there has been received into the Treasury 
at sundry times, within the year ending Jan. 31st 1847, includ- 
ing the amount on hand Feb. 1st 1S4G, forty-eight thousand two 
hundred and sixty-six dollars and fifteen cents, and that there 
has been paid out of the Treasury during the same period, 
the sum of forty-one thousand nine hundred and seventeen 
dollars and eighty-seven cents, leaving a balance of cash in the 
Treasury of twenty-seven hundred and forty-five dollars ami 
nineteen cents, and of outstanding taxes thirty-six hundred and 
three dollars and nine cents. 

ABRAM BRIGHAM,") r . . «, , 
HIRAM BROWN, [Joint Stan&Hg 
WM. G. MEANS, f Conmitt* 
DANIEL J. HOYT. J °" J '" llinn - 
In Common Council, Feb. 1G, U 
Read and accepted. Sent up for concurrence. 

DAVID HILL, C. C ' 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb. i<>. 1847 
Read and accepted in concurrence. 

J. S. T. CLSHINC. City Cki 



EXPENDITURES. 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



Paid 



J. Merrill on Nutt Road, 

Peter Mitchell on Calef Road, 

J. P. Morgan H " " 

N. D. Bates, 

1). Bennett, 

VVrn. Coult, 

S. Richards, 

D. Dickey, 

K. P. & J. Whittemore, 

J. McUueston, 

J. M. Noyes, Highway Orders, 

Stevens & Hall, 

J. Lansjley, 

Amoskeag Mauuf. Co., 

Gilman II. Kimball, Highway Orders, 

Oilman Harvey, award of damage, 

J. L. Parker's Estate, Highway Orders, 

A. Bunton, 

I. W. Moore, 

George Clark, 

Gilman Harvey, one half costs Road Com. 

R. Mitchell, 

Judkins &, White, 

J. \V. Gould, Superintendent of Streets, 



COMMON SEWERS. 



2.00 

15.00 

18.00 

1.50 

1.00 

11.33 

1.50 

7.47 

11.75 

49.00 

716.17 

2.50 

4.59 

1.00 

2.427.68 

J 10.00 

44.31 

78.35 

3.00 

21.38 

10.00 

3.10 

.4.17 

15.79 



Paid J. McQueston, Brick, 

" Clough & Anderson, Labor, 

" Clark & Gould, Labor, 

•' J. H. Moore & Co. Cement, 

•' J. G. Cilley, Expenses, 

" George Clark, Stone, 

•' Thomas McKew, Labor, 



1.080.97 

105.00 

1741.30 

547.80 

5.00 

27.00 

64.53 



$3,560.59 



$3,571.60 



CITY HALL. 



Paid H. Brown & Co., 
« J. C. Wadleigh, 
" G. II. Brown, 
•' Jas. Wallace, 
" Bailey & Flanders, Balance of Contract, 

.lmount carried f oi ward, 




$3,626 42. 





KXPENDITl HI B. 






Amount brought forward, 




kid 


N. Baldwin & Co., 


1498 


■' 


T. N orris, 


1.50 


ii 


Stevenson, Howard & Davis, Clock, 


433.00 


M 


Concord Rail Road Company, 


1.49 


K 


Amos Til ton, 


6.09 


•' 


Bailey &• Flanders, 


50.00 


" 


Elijah Hanson, Agent on Town House, 


34750 


" 


Araoskeag Manuf! Co. 


1&22 


« 


Eben Knowlton, 


25.58 


(1 


A. McCrillis, 


11.10 


>: 


S. W. Parsons, Labor, 


201.66 


M 


M. L. llnnkins, 


138.92 


" 


E. McCJueston, 


13.00 


it 


G. VV. Parker, Iron Work, 


333.01 


M 


J. M. Noyes, 


■1 22 


» 


J. N. Brown, Painting, 


56.10 


U 


Clougb &- Anderson, 


50.62 


« 


II. Dorr, 


1.95 


« 


A. K. Brown, Stone Work, 


43.81 


« 


\V. P. Foag, 


555 


ll 


H. Tufts & Co., Copper Conductors, 


1G0.01 


« 


F.Wallace, Painting, 


14.87 


(1 


J. H. Moore & Co., 


5.75 


« 


II. Tufts & Co., 


1.45 


11 


Stevens & Hutchinson, Stone, 


51.46 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 






$5,615.74 



Paid Engine Company No. 1, 


LJ.76 


" J. A. Burnham, 


10.00 


« J.B.Merrill, 


1.00 


" J. C. Marston, 


1.00 


M L. B. West, 


&58 


" Ira Drew, 


4.58 


" J. Wheeler, Rent of Land, 


12.00 


" Johnson & Parsons, 


4.91 


" Jas. Boyd & Sons, Hose &c, 


90.75 


41 Amoskeng Manuf. Co., Hose Coupling & c 


129.96 


" Jas. O. Adams, 


18.75 


" Samuel Rlcker, Sleds, 


1-2.00 


" E. T. Stevens, 


1.20 


" J.Wheeler, 


t ;..-,o 


41 A. Knight, 


6.00 


slmount carried forward. 


$34359 




$12,747.8 





EXPENDITURES. 






.Imount brought Jorward, 


£343.99 


Paid E. W. Harrington, Refreshments, 


50.00 


u 


J. Sawyer, 


1.50 


" 


Ira Drew, 


3.83 


a 


J. Wheeler, Rent of Land, 


12.00 


u 


Bennington Engine and Hose Company, 


18.00 


u 


Massabesic Engine Company, 


21.90 


" 


Torrent Engine Company, 


G3.40 


'• 


J. Mitchell, Reservoirs, 


529.65 


" 


D. H. Rand, 


9.50 


" 


Machine Shop Engine and Hose Co. 


11.60 


u 


H. Tufts & Co., 


4.04 


(C 


G.W. Parker, 


4.67 


K 


J. D. Wells, 


28.60 


" 


Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1. 


12.20 


*' 


J. G. Cilley, Engineer and Clerk, 


15.50 


cc 


O. W. Bailey, 


15.00 


« 


Porter & Searle, Reservoirs, 


5.29 


» 


N. Baldwin and Co. 


0.90 


« 


Hose and Ladder Co. No. 1, 


9.65 


" 


Amoskeag Manuf. Company, 


17.75 


" 


Hunneman & Co., 


19,50 


" 


J. P. Adriance, 


3.72 



9 

$12,747.89 



NIGHT WATCH. 



Paid Eben Knowlton. 52.00 

" Aretus Knight, 183.75 

" D. Lafaette Robinson, 95.24 

« Joseph C. Davis, 35.34 

" Cheney & Co. 2.62 

" Josiah Spaulding, 17.33 

" Aretus Knight, 130.00 

" J.C.Davis, 132.55 

" Eben Knowlton, 104.00 



INTEREST PAID ON CITY DEBT. 



'Paid Manchester Bank, 
" J. G. Cilley, 
" Andrew Bunton, Jr., 
" Samuel Fish, 
" George Hamblet. 
" John G. Dodge, 



1202.69 



$752.83 



Amount carried forward. $1,311.42 $14,703.41 



Ill E2 


CPENDn i RES. 






Amount brought forward, 


* 1.31 1.42 


$1470841 


Paid J as. Dodge, 




98.20 




•' Sophia Farwcll. 




24.00 




•' Moody Kent, 




304.81 




Joseph B. Walker 




240.00 




" Adam Chandler, 




30.00 




Jeremiah Wilkin<. 




61.50 




David Austin. 




aoo 




Moody Kent, 




331.44 




•' J. B. Sargent, 




39.00 




Sally Sargent, 




120.00 




.lane Harris, 




73.08 




1. G.CUley, 




117.00 




• Sophia Farwell, 




31.47 




■ • Hiver Bailey, 




30.00 




" Ephraim Weston 




60.00 




« Daniel Clark, 




76.50 




• M. O.Cilley, 




(iO.OO 




" Life llamblet. 




132.00 




•' Adam Chandler. 




66;00 




• .1. 1',. Walker. 




363.90 




•' Israel Merrill. 




67.64 










s:;. t ,i)j- 






PRINTING AND STATIONER! 




Paid S. F. Wetmore. 




93.00 




" C. E. Potter. 




11.00 




•' J. O. Adams. 




I L25 




" Jos. Marshall, 




25.03 




• Potter & Hutchins. 




1.50 




' J. M. Noyes, 




7.00 




Jos. Marshall, 




116.82 




' J. C. Emerson, 




50.00 




" J. 0. Adams, 




102.67 




" Potter & Hutchins, 




39.67 










$491.54 



CITY HALL EXPENSES 



Paid S. W. Little, 24.82 

■ Albert Lane, L68.91 

" E. T. Stevens, 32.48 

« N. Corning, 6.00 

" Eben Knowlton, 45.00 

•« Porter, Pinkerton & Co. 59.39 



Amount carried $336.60 118.838.95 



Paid 



EXPENDITURES. 




Jlmount brought forward, 


$336.00 


Hben Knowlton, Services, 


1 19.79 


David Hill, Insurance, 


50.00 


A. Brigham, 


5.03 


E. tUcQucston, 


7.87 


G. B. Fogg, 


4.57 


II. Webster. 


3.75 


H. Foster, Insurance, 


50.00 


J. G. Cillev, 


21.76 


J. CWadleigh, 


2.54 


J. W. Saunders, 


17.52 


( 'harles Clough, 


8.25 


II. Tufts & Co., 


10.65 


A.Tilton&Co., Oil&c, 


39.24 


J. P. Adriance, 


1.96 


Eastman, Gooden & Co., 


7.26 


Jesse Plumer, 


1.25 


Willis P. Fogg, Oil&c, 


85.11 


Porter & Searle, 


991 



$18,838, 



INCIDENTIAL EXPENSES. 



$783.06 



Paid 



E. N. Abbott, Expenses and Services, 


11.30 


J. M. Rowell, on account Parker murder, 


22.00 


G. W. Morrison, " " " 


20.52 


James & Sherburne, Horse Hire, 


11.00 


A. B. Morrill, on account Small Pox, 


125.00 


J. B. Congdon, 


5.25 


J. H. Morse, 


3.00 


Eliza Edgerton, on account Small Pox, 


I6.Q6 


H. Rodgers, " " " " 


16.11 


Walter French, 


7.40 


J. S. Calef, 


6.00 


George Hamblet, 


2.00 


Hale True, for injury of wife on highway, 


100.00 


G. B. Fogg, Standard Weights and Measu 


rers, 37.25 


Wm. McQueston, 


15.69 


M. G. J. Tewksbury, 


16.50 


Adams, Hammond & Co., Safe, 


104.76 


E. Toney, 


3.00 


Mary Rowell, on account Small Pox, 


12.00 


Samuel Rowell " " " 


23.48 


Amount carried forward, 


$558.92 $19,022.03 



Paid 



EXPENDITURES. 




Amount brought forward. 


$558.92 $19,622 03 


J.M. Rowell 


8.00 


VV. L. Lane, 


1.48 


D. J. Hoyt, on account Small Pox, 


57.75 


A. G. Gale, " " ■ 


25.00 


G. C. Smith, Cleaning Streets, 


20.00 


J.S.T. Cushing, 


10.00 


J. M. Noyes, For Collecting Taxes 184G, 


230.96 


J. Noyes, 


10.50 


Wilson & Cheney, 


2.00 


G. C. Smith. 


12.00 


D. P. Perkins, 


1.97 


Adam Chandler, Road Commissioner, 


18.80 


Thomas Brown, 


5.00 


A. Bunton, Jr., 


3.64 


Moses Hill, 


3.00 


J. G. Sherburne, Ward Room, 


10.00 


G. W. Gage, " " 


10.00 


N. Baldwin, & Co., 


5.04 


Concord Rail Road Co., Freight, 


1.70 


W. L. Lane, Postage, 


1.14 


A Knight, 


4.94 


David Child, 


3.00 


J. W. Sanders, Fitting up Desks &c, 


35.99 


Stephen Saunders, 


15.00 


A Bunton, 


G.00 


S. Dame & T. Foss, 


3.00 


Enos Collins, 


1.00 


Nath'l Badger, 


1.00 


Samuel Brown, 


4.00 


J. W. Saunders,Fitting up School Com. Room, 2459 


Morse & Tuttle, City Seal, 


20.12 


Wm. Bunton, 


3.60 


J. M. Harvey, 


5.50 


J.S.T. Cushing, 


6.00 


Ira Ballou, Rent Police Court Room, 


33.25 




$1163.2 



CITY FARM. 



Paid Temple McUueston, l.<!f 

« H. Tufts & Co., 1.(10 

" N. Chase, Mann re, L5 II 

H. Tufts & Co., Stoves &c, 36 B8 

Amount carried forward. $54.95 $20,785 32 



Paid 



EXPENDITURE 

Amount brought forward, 


$54.95 


20.785 32 


D. Hamblct, for Grain, 


32.57 




A. Tilton & Co., Groceries, 


49.48 




A. S. Trask, Shoes, 


10.87 




Smyth & Child, Groceries, 


13.32 




Smyth & Little, " 


33.00 




Hill, Berry & Smith, " 


10.84 




Hill & Berry, " 


19.39 




Porter &- Searle, " 


50.85 




Porter,Pinkerton & Co.," 


2.27 




Leonard Jackson, Sundries, 


463.8G 




Leonard Jackson, Services, 


200.00 








1.001 40 



FAUPERS OFF THE FARM. 



Paid Daniel Hall, 

" R. G. Sawyer, 

" D. W. Saunders, 

" J. B. Bowman, 

" Ann Hayes, 

" Eliza Edgerton, 

" Moses Hill, 

" T. R. Crosby, 

" Mary Welch, 

" Thos. Brown, 

" Enoch Bodwell, 

" J. J. Straw, 

" Geo. Corning, 

" Reuben White, 

" Porter, Pinkerton & Co. 

" Amos Tilton, 

" Jere'h Wells, 

4t Sarah Smith, 

" John Craig, 

" W.H.Perkins, 

" Moses Fellows, 

" Clough & Cromack 

« E. Bodwell, 

" J. Craig, 

" J.J. Straw, 

« R. White, 

u J. A. Putman, 



20.48 

28.75 

89.78 

18.75 

18.00 

8.00 

12.75 

27.50 

2.00 

54.00 

24.00 

9.00 

52.50 

20.24 

5.00 

7.88 

46.00 

4.00 

3.35 

3.00 

58.36 

20.43 

24.00 

48.63 

14.88 

1.50 

.50 



Amount carried forward, $623.28 $21,786 72 



14 



1'aid 





EXPENDITURES. 






Amount brought forward. 


$623.28 


$2i.78G n 


Isaac Tompkins, 




life 




Hill, Berry & Smith, 




1:67 




F. T. Underbill, 




0.43 




Thomas Brown, 








Simpson & Sargent, 




2.39 




Zemri Lew, 




12.00 




Allen Goss, 




10.00 




Jere'h Wells, 




28.00 




E. Kennison, 




17.50 




Win. Reed, 




3.00 




J. Emerson, Jr., 




3432 




Daniel Hall, 




1 •{,•;? 




Francis Reed, 




15.43 










$844.65 



COUNTY PAUPERS 



Paid Mary L. Heath, 

" Reuben Kimball, 

" A G. Gale, 

" T. McKew, 

" Job. Peters, 

" David How, 

" Israel Mullens, 

" D. Dracy, 

' II. Webster, 

" J. B. Chase, 

«' J. J. Straw, 

' Frank Page, 

» Ellen Melloy, 

' Smyth & Child, 

' Jona. Wullace, 

' Moses Fellows, 

' Isaac Tompkins, 

" Thomas Kenncy, 

•' Abigail Fogg, 

" John Criclictt, 

« Sar.ih Miller, 

' Harris Colby, 

1 E« T. Stevens, 

« J.Smith, 

' Jos. Mitchell, 



Amount carried forward, 



1.00 
30.00 
1490 

7.50 
11.00 

9.00 
23.00 

0.80 
10.00 

lO.dl! 

8.07 

12.20 
1.00 

2.00 
17.00 

1.60 
15.00 

8.75 

6.00 
13.84 

412 

1.00 

7«i7 

$251.63 $22.i 



EXPENDITURES. 


I. 


Amount broupldjorward, 


$251.63 $23,631 5! 


Paid Frank Page, 


25.00 


" S. Burnham, 


6.15 


" C. Batchelder, 


5.00 


" James Johnson, 


350 


11 Thos. Brown, 


174.04 


" J. J. Straw, 


52.09 


" M. G. J. Tewksburv 


17.50 


« Hill&Hoyt, 


5.00 


" J. M. Rowell, 


15.00 


" C. D. Horr, 


15.00 


u C. Johnson, 


3600 


« T. E. Richards, 


0.67 


« J. Mullen, 


29.00 


« R. F>. Walter, 


050 


»' B. F. Locke, 


3.05 


« L.Parker, 


11.88 


« R. Flanders, 


1.50 


" House & Herrick 


3.20 


" Ha v nes & Page, 


3.33 


» F.Reed, 


28.09 


" T.B.Randall, 


58.01 


" T. M. Hanson, 


22.50 


u Elizabeth Merrill, 


15.00 


" E. Toney, 


29.07 


" N. Chase, 


1.38 


" N. Herrick & Co , 


9,71 


" Ha v ues & Page, 


9.34 


" F.T. Underbill, 


2.64 


" F. Page, 


25.00 


" S. Seavev, 


4.00 


" A. Tilton* & Co., 


19.66 


" J.S.Elliott, 


24.00 


" C. Hen rv, 


7.00 


" J.J.Smith, 


16.16 


" I. Tompkins, 


24.31 


" Levi Batchelder, 


3.77 


" M.H. Clough, 


23.34 


« M. Smith, 


17.00 


" D. George, 


36.00 


« I. Riddle, 


2.00 


" D.W.Russell, 


0.84 


" J.J. Straw, 


7.50 


" L. Thurber, 


34.25 


u C. Cheney, 


11.00 


" F. Carleton, 


2.50 


« W. Cochran, 


5.00 


" J. Gates, 


5.50 


" Aaron Small, 


18.00 




$1,091 61 


Amount carried foncard, 


$22,723 17 



16 



EXrr.NIMTURE? 



.iwiount brought forward, 

SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 2. 



122. 723 17 



Paid 



Holt & Talbot, 


3.50 


J. C. Emerson, 


3.00 


Miss llartlett, Teacher, 


32.50 


" Shepherd, " 


33.50 


" Bodwell, 


32.50 


" Carpenter, a 


32.5C 


Warren, " 


31.47 


" Mannahau, " 


:: !..-,< 


' ; Nichols, " 


33.50 


« Riddle, " 


35.01 


li Bliss, " 


34.70 


« Horr, 


33.50 


J. W. Ray, 


120.25 


J. L. Fitch, 


70.00 


Walter French, 


20.00 


Albert Lane, 


6.97 


J. C. Emerson, 


4.50 


.Moses Hill, For Schools, 


1000.00 


Moses Hill, For Houses, 


1700.00 


G. W. Pinkerton. For Houses, 


350.00 


Moses Hill, For Houses, 


3357.48 


Moses Hill, For Schools, 


2142.52 



$9,117 89 



SCHOOL DISTRICTS Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, ,v 



Paid John Stark, No. 1, 



r4.75 



N.Baker, " 3, 


35.00 








W.W.Baker. " 3, 


BL75 








Benj. Mitchell" 3, 


50.00 




! '3.75 




D. Hall, ■ 7, 


100.04 








Miss J. A. Hall, 7, 


25.00 




125.04 




Elijah Bayley, No. 5, Schools, 




! s.1 ; i 




J. Emerson, Jr., 


4, Schools, 




105.51 




E. Proctor, " 


8, Schools, 


87.54 






S. Hazelton " 


8, Schools, 


15.00 


102.54 




XV. EL Noyes, 


'.', Schools, 








John Proctor " 


8. Houses, 




L2.00 




A Lane, u 


1, Houses, 




! 12.97 




J. C. Wadleigh, " 


1, Houses, 




30.00 




A. Lane, " 


1, Houses, 




38.00 




Moses Hill, " 


1, Schools, 




J 26.77 




H. Tufts & Co., " 


1, Houses, 




9.95 




S. Hazelton, " 


f, Schools, 
forward. 




40.07 








$1,029 67 


Amount brought 


$33,577 20 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought Jonoard, 

TOWN AND CITY OFFICERS. 



$33,577 20 



Paid Stevens & Pinkerton, Auditors, 1845, 10.0C 

" R. V. Greeley, 5.00 

" Win. II. Moore, Sup. School Committee, 11,67 

" H. M. Dexter, Snp. School Committee, 41.07 

•' B. Brierly, Sup. School Committee, 34.50 

" M.Hill. Health Officer, 25.00 

« T. R. Crosby, Health Officer, 25.00 

« J. B. Congdon, Health Officer, 12 00 

" N. Parker, Selectman, 6.12 

" George Clark, Selectman, 14.00 

" Charles Chase, Sek; . 30.00 

" E. Blake, Police, 5.00 

" S. S. Carter, Police, 5.25 

" D. Hill, Police, 5.00 

« D. M. Robertson, Police, 33.97 

" R. G. Smith, Police, 8.00 

« H. Dorr, Police, 8.00 

" Wm.Bursiel, Police, 5.00 

41 Charles Chase, Assesor, 49.00 

" Moses Fellows, Selectman, 1846, 151.00 

M Edward McQueston, Selectman, 1546, 166.00 

M Andrew Bunton, Jr., Selectman, 1846, 148.00 

" Thomas Hovt, Treasurer, 80.00 

« J. S. Elliott/Health Officer, 30.75 

" D. J. Hoyt. Health Officer, 25.00 

" Thomas Brown, Health Officer, 25.00 

« C. Cloiich, Police, 14.00 

11 G. T. Clark, Police, 14.00 

«' D. Ii. Stevens, Police, 18.00 

*' D. Cross, School Committee, 25.00 

" VV.C. Clarke. School Committee, 25.00 

'« J. L. Parker's Estate, Collector, 1644, 121.88 
<: J. M. Noyes,Town Clerk and Collector. 1844, 106.08 

4 < H. Brown, Mayor, 100.00 

« J. S. T. Cushing, Citv Clerk, 125.00 

" D. Hill, Clerk Common Council. 50.00 

« G. T. Clark, City Marshall, 62.50 

« S. Hall, Police, 2.66 

" J. M. Harvey. Police, 19.55 

•' J. Wallace," Police, 19.00 

* W. Mace, Police, 4.50 

'■ S. Hall, Police, 5.75 



$1,662 65 



•Amount brought forward.. 



$969.93 £34.606 85 



|^ EXPENDITtKI 

Amount brought forward, |33k)7! 20 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 



Paid J. M. Noycs, on his list 1845, 55 L.89 

'• J. M. Noyes, on J. L. Parker's list 1«44, 540.11 



tl.119 03 



MILITIA. 

•aid Copt E. A. Bodwcll, 47.00 

" Capt. Amos Morse, 24.00 

« Capt. Stephen C. Hall, W.OO 

1101.00 



POLICE COURT. 

Paid Hon. S. D. Bell, Service?, 166.67 

« J. Cochran, Jr., Esq., Services, 48.00 



-•J i IN- 



STATE TAX. 

Paid By G. H. Kimball, Col. to State Treasuer, 1320.00 



COUNTY TAX. 
Paid By G. H. Kimball, Col. to County Treasurer, J( 28.55 



LAND AND BUILDINGS, WARD NO THREE. 

Paid B. F. Bean, 700.00 



LAW EXPENSES. 
Paid Win. C. Clarke, L1.00 



OUTSTANDING < ORDERS. 

Paid J. M. Noycs, 1843, 25.00 

" E. K. Rowel I, 1845, 1.00 

" John Edwards, 1845, 1.00 

'« J. E. Kimball, 1845, 1.50 

" Potter & Davis, 184 1.00 

. -mount carried forward- $29.50 | U.O 10 B I 



aid 





EXPENDITURES. 




19 


.1 mount bro 


ugld forward. 


$29.50 


$41,040 84 


David Young, 


1845 


COO 




Frank Page, 


1845 


6.G7 




J. D. Riddle, 


1845 


1.50 




Wm. Coult, 


1845 


3.62 




VV. D. James, 


1845 


4.15 




J. H. Cross, 


1845 


2.25 




Thos. Brown, 


1845 


15.00 




a it 


1845 


234 




A. P. Corning, 


1845 


6.00 










$77.03 



Paid Sophia Farwell, 



CITY DEBT. 



y oo.oo 



$41,017 87 



TAXES OUTSTANDING. 

On G. H. Kimball's list 1846 3.603 09 



CASH IN TREASURY. 

In the hands of Thos. Hoyt, Treasurer. 2.745 19 



6.348 28 
18-266 l. r > 



20 ttECKirT"-. 



RECEIPTS. 



Cash in Treasury Feb. 1. 184G. 

Cash ree'd. for Outstanding Taxes on J. L. Parker's list 1844, 1407-91 

I ' ish ree'd. for Outstanding Taxes on J. M. Nove's list 18 15, 2 155.32 

sed, G. 11. Kimball list 1840, 22005.95 



MONEY BORROWED. 

" Andrew Bunton Jr. 2000 

• Satnl.Fish, K'U' 

" J. G. Dodge, 

" Jas. Dodge, 

•■ Adam Chandler, 

" Thos. Chandler 400 

" Levi Sargent, 2000 

" Abigail Runnels, 600 

•• Abbot Hardy, 1000 

" J.B.Sargent, 750 

< ; Levi Sargent, 1.250 

" Manchester Bank, 2.000 



12.bOG.00 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Cash ree'd. of County of Hillsborough, 1.258 IS 



PAUPERS. 

Cash ree'd. of Town Bristol. 100.29 



LITERARY FUND. 

Cash ree'd. of State Treasurer, 174 t'£ 



RAIL ROAD TAX. 

Cash ree'd. of State Treasurer, 326.09 



RENTS OF CITY HALL 
Cash ree'd. of Sund; y Persons, 2i>08.87 

Amount carried forward, 147.361 B9 



21 



.4 mount brought forward, 




$47,361 93 


POOR FARM. 






Cash rec'd. for Vegetables Sold, 


316.76 




llav, 


90.11 




•< Labor off Farm, 


77.50 




'•' Straw Sold, 


5.21 




" Oats Sold, 


14.50 




" Hoard of Paupers, 


25.98 




" Calfskins sold, 


2-78 




« Use of Plough, 


40 




" Keeping Cows, 


2.50 




„ Cow bides Sold, 


2.16 








537.90 



POLICE COURT. 

Cash rec'd. of Hon. S. D. Bell for Fines and Fees, 220 56 

" J. Cochran Jr., Esq. 9'00 

48.129 39 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Cash rec'd of Bailey fo Flanders for old Town 

House materials 14.36 

« S.D.Bell, for Stone. 20.00 

« Van Amburgh & Co. a License, 30-00 

J. S. T. dishing, for fees & perquisites, 61.32 

« Geo. T. Clark, Rent Police Court Room 11.08 



136.76 
$48,266 15 



Dr. City Farm in Account with the City of Manchester. Cr. 



To Stock on hand, Feb. 1, 1846, 937.17 

" Bills paid by Supt. 463.86 

" Bills paid by City, 277.54 

" Int. on $4000 cost of Farm, 240.00 

" Superintendent, 260.00 

" Balance in Favor of Farm, 133.15 

$2,311.72 



By Produce Sold, 537.90 

" Cash rec'd of County Hillsboro' 453.89 
" Amount due from " " 274.87 

" Stock on hand Feb. 1, 1847, 1045.06 



$2,311 72 



riTY PRUT. 



CITY DKBT. 



Monej borrowed, unpaid, 65570.23 

Note to Fred'c G. Stark for Stevens farm, (5000.00 

Interest due oh Sundry Notes. 1962.00 

Orders unpaid, lr-.'JO 



DEBTS DUE THE CITY. 

Outstanding Tuxes G. II. Kimballs list, 3603,09 

County of Hillsborough, 786,93 



4390,02 



CITY PROPERTY 



r3.550.43 



City Hall including Lot at Cost, .Ml 15,00 

•• Farm including permanent repairs, 4405,23 

" Stock, Tools and provisions, 1045, (it; 

'• Stevens Farm, 0000.00 

- Fire apparatus, Reservoirs, &c, (5100.00 

'• Valley, Hearse and Hoarse house, 758,31 

" Old Town House, 670,12 

Land for Ward Room and Engines in Word No. 3.700,00 

" Common Sewers at cost, 3,571.60 

" One Salamander Sale 104,00 

" Cash in Treasury, 2745,19 

64604,53 

" Leaving u balance against tlieCitv of 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE 
FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



To His Honor the Mayor and ike Aldermen of the City of j\la7ichester. 

The Subscriber respectfully reports that the Fire Apparatus belong 
ing the City is in good condition. 

Since the organization of the City, three Reservoirs have been built 
under the direction of the Board of Engineers, located on Bridge. 
Manchester and Central Streets, at an expense of $523.94 being an 
average of a fraction less than $175.00 for each. They are each 30 feet 
long by 8 feet in width, provided with two chimneys, and are well sup- 
plied with water. It is believed that they are built in a thorough, sub- 
stantial and durable manner. There are now eight Reservoirs in the 
City, beside the collections of water in Concord and Merrimack Squares 
and in the Brook east of Union Street; and it is respectfully recom- 
mended that from three to five be added to the number of Reservoirs 
another season and that measures betaken to render the collections of 
water referred to, more constant and certain. During the extreme 
drought of the past autumn and the present winter there has been a 
good supply of water in all the Reservoirs. 

Herewith is reported the names of the members of the several com- 
panies of the Fire Department. It will be perceived that most of the 
companies are full or nearly so. It is very desirable that the vacancies 
in all should be filled as early as possible. They are a prompt, ener- 
getic and intelligent body of men and upon whom our citizens may re- 
ly with confidence in time of danger. And were it not invidious, 1 
could speak of several companies and their officers, who will favorably 
compare in efficiency and skill with those of more experience in our 
older Cities. It cannot be otherwise than for the welfare and safety of 
our combustible City and its true economy, to carry out the liberal sys- 
tem of expenditure in relation to the Fire Department already adopted 
by the Town and City Government. 

WM. C. CLARKE, Chief Engineer. 
Manchester. Feb. 18. 1847 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



The School Committee of the City of Manchester beg leave 
to submit the following report. 

CLASSIFICATION OF SCHOOLS. 

Your committee have seen fit to continue in existence the 
division of scholars adopted by the prudential committee of 
last year agreeably to Sec. 6, Chap. 73, of the Revised Statutes. 

We have in District No. 2, one Infant School for children 
under four years of age, or such as have not learned the al- 
phabet. 

Six Primary Schools for the instruction of children under 
eight years of age, or until they are sufficiently advanced to 
enter the middle schools. We have now in operation, 

Four Middle Schools for pupils between eight and twelve 
years of age, or until they are qualified to enter the Grammar 
School. 

One Grammar School for scholars over twelve years of age, 
who are not sufficiently advanced to bear the examination re- 
quired to gain admission to the High School. Thus it will be 
seen, that the division is made from qualification as well as age. 

Our High School which was established by a vote of the 
District in March last, has fully answered the expectations of 
your committee, and they feel sure it will not be found inferi- 
or to most Academic Institutions in the State, in its facilities for 
acquiring a thorough English Education and for fitting scholars 
for College. 

We have seen fit to adopt a course of study for the High 
School, which will take the scholar three years to complete, 
though pupils who have only a limited time to attend, can be 



SO KEPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

admitted to any part of the course and apply themselves to 
those branches alone which may be most useful to them in 
after life. 

We are highly gratified with the present Classification of 
Scholars, and are of opinion that a better division cannot be 
introduced than the one now in operation in our schools in 
District No. 2, and therefore cheerfully recommend its con- 
tinuance. 



SCHOOL BOOKS. 



Your committee have seen fit to make but few changes in 
Books during the year. We believe the Books found in the 
Schools at the commencement of the year, mostly well selected, 
and as no little inconvenience attends the frequent change of 
school books, we have endeavored to exercise a due degree of 
caution in what few changes we have made. The establish- 
ment of the High School has relieved the Grammar School of 
many studies that did not properly belong there, while several 
useful branches are now introduced into the High School, that 
could not conveniently be pursued in any of our public schools 
previous to the present year. Nearly all the changes we have 
made in books, have been for the purpose of adopting a profit- 
able and judicious course of study for the High School. 



DISCIPLINE OF SCHOOLS. 



We have endeavored to enforce upon the minds of all the 
teachers, under our care, the importance of strict, yet in our 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 27 

opinion, wholesome discipline. This we have looked upon, as 
by no means the smallest part of our duty. A school without 
good order cannot be a profitable school. AVe have also labor- 
ed to have a uniformity in the government of all the schools in 
the city. This we have found to have a favorable tendency, as 
pupils are constantly^ passing from schools of the lower, to 
those of the higher order. 



SCHOOL HOUSES. 



When the new house on Park Street is completed, which we 
hope will be in the course of a few weeks, we shall have a spa- 
cious, and we trust convenient room for the Grammar School, 
and two rooms for Middle and Primary Schools ; also, a large 
writing room. One of the small rooms is now occupied by the 
Grammar School, and the other will, in a few days, be filled by 
the Middle School now kept on Concord Street. Thus it will 
be seen, that, when the Grammar School shall occupy the large 
room designed for it, only one of the small rooms will be vacant 
to accommodate as many as two new Schools which should be 
opened at the commencement of the spring term. 

We are sure, that long before the close of next summer, if 
our population continues to increase at the present rapid rate, 
which we have no reason to doubt, we shall need another house 
as large as the one we are now finishing. Another house is also 
needed,' at the present moment, at Janesville, therefore we 
would respectfully recommend, that one of the houses on 
Spring Street, be moved to Janesville — that another lot be 
purchased immediately, on which to locate the other Spring 
Street House, and the one on Merrimack Street. The Merri- 
mack Street House, should have been removed long ago from 
the Amoskeag Co's. land, as it is inconveniently located and 
in the way of the operations of the owners of the land on 
which it stands. 



J- REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Furthermore, we would advise, that a brick house as largl 
as the one on Lowell Street, or the one on Park Street be com- 
menced this Spring, and completed in the course of the coming 
summer. It will most certainly he much needed before an- 
other winter. 

It is most judicious to keep pace with our wants, in the erection 
of school houses, otherwise the crowded condition of oat Bchooll 
will greatly injure their usefulness. A school house tax must 
be one of our annual items of expense, for years to come, un- 
less some unforeseen cause should retard the increase of our 
population; and it is as well for ourselves and infinitely better 
for our schools to pay these bills yearly, than double the amount 
once in two years. 



TEACHERS' INSTITUTE. 



We would call your attention to an Act of our Legislature, 
passed in June last, in addition to Chapter 27, of the Ke\ isi d 
Statutes, for the support of Teachers' Institutes. 

The Act is as follows : 

"Any town in this State, at a legal meeting for the purpose 
may raise, in addition to the amount by law required to be 
raised therein, for the support of schools, a sum nol exceeding 
five per cent, of said amount, to be applied to the supporl of a 
Teachers' Institute, within the limits of the county, in which 
said town is situated." 

In this county, such an Institute has already been established 
and nothing seems to remain to prevent our enjoying its bene- 
fits, but the means of defraying its expenses. 

It is a fact, that needs no demonstration, that, unfortunately 
for our schools in this State, many persons are engaged in 
teaching, who are unqualified in various respects, for the busi- 
ness. They come from their farms or work-shops, with but a 
smattering of what a teacher should know— with uo fixed plan 



REPORT OK THE B0H0OL COMMITTEE. 29 

in their mind, respecting the management of a school, or the 
best method of communicating what they may chance to have 

learned, and find their way into onr schools. Had we a well 
conducted Teachers' Institute, prudential School Committees 
would know where to look for well educated and accomplished 
teachers. In a few months after the Institute shall he opened, 
all our schools may be supplied with teachers' who shall hav< 
received its honors. All our schools will then be conducted 
upon the best plan, and when we visit one school, other things 
being equal, we shall see what is going on in every school in 
the county. We shall then have uniformity in the manage- 
ment and discipline, also in the method of teaching in all our 
schools. If we raise the full amount authorized by law, the ex- 
pense in our opinion, will be but a trifle compared with the 
great benefit which must result from a well conducted estab- 
lishment of the kind. Therefore, we heartily recommend the 
subject as one deserving your serious consideration. 



CONDITION OF OUR SCHOOLS. 



With regard to the Schools in District No. 2, and most of 
those in the other districts, we can safely say they are as near 
what we have aimed to have them, as we have reason to ex- 
pect. Our teachers at the present time are all laboring hard 
to accomplish much, and are applying themselves with great 
assiduity to their work. 

Your committee have endeavored to select from the great 
number of applicants for our schools, those who seemed best 
qualified in all respects for so responsible situations, and have 
labored to impress upon their minds, the great importance of 
the trust committed to their care. 

In conclusion, we have only to say that in the 'discharge of 
the varied duties of our office, we have aimed to do what 
seemed to be for the general prosperity of our schools, an<j 



39 RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 

for their advancement towards that state of perfection, at 
which it is impossible to arrive, while our population is as fluc- 
tuating as at present. Those alone who assume the duties of 
school committee in this city, will be best qualified to judge 
what are the labors, responsibilities and requirements of the 
office. 

All of which, with the following statement of Receipts and 
expenditures, is respectfully submitted. 

ARCHIBALD STARK, 
NATHANIEL WHEET, 
JOSEPH KNOWLTON. 
MOSES HILL, 
JAMES McCOLLEY, 
WM. W. BROWN, 
CHARLES H. EASTMAN, 
Manchester Feb. 15, 1647. 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 



DISTRICT NO. 1. 

Amount of money received, $126.77 

Paid J. P. Rowell for boarding mistress '20.00 
" for wood, 7.24 

" Archibald Stark for sawing wood and 

furniture for house, 2.25 

" Luther M.Brown for teaching school 

tbree months, 00.00 

• 4 Sabra M. Runnels for teaching 

20 weeks, 30.00 

" Ralanc*: due the district, 7.28 

1126.77 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 



3] 



DISTRICT NO. 2. 

Amount of money received from the treasury $3,142. 

Paid for teaching, 2232.25 

" Building fires and sweeping houses, 31.15 
" Philosophical and other apparatus 

agreeably to vote of the district, 199.05 
" Printing blanks, cards &c, 56.23 

" Cleaning houses, sawing wood &c, 49.71 
" Repairs in school houses &c, 133.54 

" Wood, " 132.95 

" Incidental expenses as per bills, 38.03 



Balance in our hands, 
Now in the treasury for this district of this year 

appropriation and of unexpended funds of 
last year, 



$2372.91 



269.61 



869.29 



DISTRICT NO. 3. 

Amount of money, 

The expenses of the summer school were paid 
by the prudential committee of the district, 
the whole Amount still remaining in 
the Treasury. 



134.89 



DISTRICT NO. 4. 

Amount of money, 
Paid Sarah Mitchell for teaching school 
and board 20 weeks, 
" Moses Fellows for repairs, 

Now in the Treasury, 



36.67 
.66 

37.33 



$138.29 



$100.96 



'•'>• RECEIPTS and BZPENDITUBBt. 

DISTRICT NO. •>. 

Amount of money, £145. 66 

Paul Eliza Merrill for teaching school 

twenty weeks, 30. (Ml 

■• For board, 18.00 



48.00 

No* in the Treasury, 197.66 



DISTRICT N<>. 7. 

\ mount of money, $135,39 

Paid lor wood, 10.80 

" Julia A. Hall for teaching twenty 

one weeks 34.12 

" Charles H. Eastman for repairs 6.94 

" Moses Lane in part for teaching and 

hoard, 64.50 



116.50 

Now m the Treasury, $19.03 



DISTRICT NO. 8. 

Amount of money, $97.24 

Paid Charles Eastmau for repairs 7.88 

Now in the Treasury, $89.36 

DISTRICT NO. 9. 

Amount of money, $166.70 

Paid John B. Clifford for traveling and 

hoard, 32.00 

" Susanna Stevens for teaching twenty 

weeks, 30.00 

" J. G. Webster for hoard, 25.00 

" J. McQueston for wood, 12.25 

•■ Repairs, 0.84 



L00.09 

Now in the Treasury, $66.61 



A