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Full text of "Report of the selectmen of the Town of Manchester"

ANNUAL REPORTS 



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1848. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE 
STATE LIBRARY 



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8 CITY OF MANCHESTER. 

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184 8. 

THE 

SECOND ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

OF THE 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

OF THE 

CITY OF MANCHESTER, 

TOGETHER WITH THE 

TREASURER'S ACCOUNT, 

FOR THE 

Financial Year Ending January 31, 1848. 



MANCHESTER, N. H. 
press op i. o. adams, ::::::american office- 

1848. 



M 

I £45 



Resolution authorizing the Printing of Certain Reports. 
CITY OF MANCHESTER, 
In the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight. 
Rf.solved, by the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council of 
the City of Manchester, in City Council assembled as follows: 
That the Finance Committee be instructed to procure the 
Printing of 2000 copies of the Second Annual Report of the 
Committee on Finance, and such other Reports as may be in- 
corporated with it. 

In Common Council, February 25, 1848, 

Passed, D. Hill, C. C. C. 

[n Board of Aldermen, February 25, 1848, 

Pa88ed > J. S. T. CASHING, C. C. 



ACCOUNT 

OF 



J. G. CILLEY, CITY TREASURER, 

FROM 

FEBRUARY 1, 1847, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1848. 



TREASURER S ACCOUNT. 



Dr. 

~I848. 
Feb. 1. 



J. G. Cilley, Treasurer, in Account 



To Cash in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1847, 
" of G. H. Kimball collector for 1846 
" Money borrowed, 
" Rent of City Hall, 
" the Town of Sandwich, 
" City Farm by L. Jackson, 
" the County of Hillsborough, 
" the Town of Loudon, 
44 Police Court, 
44 Literary Fund, 
44 State. Militia Money, 
44 J. F. James, money overdrawn 

on road order for land, 
44 D. L. Stevens collector for 1847, 
44 the Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., 
44 for paupers off Farm, 
44 of J. S. T. Cushing, City Clerk 

for Fees, 
44 Certificates of City Stock, 
44 Outstanding bills (approved) on 

Draft Book. 



.^,?4;> 19 


2,140 00 


15,173 45 


2,287 75 


46 38 


28 61 


2,125 30 


62 48 


12 50 


207 79 


30 50 


8 00 


15,249 28 


3,075 23 


18 66 


56 08 


85,000 00 


50 79 


$128,317 92 



TREASURER S ACCOUNT. 



With the City of Manchester, 


Cr. 


1l848?~ 








Feb. 1, 


By cash paid on account, Incidentals, 


$564 03 




ii 


" City Hall, 


896 7G 




ii 


44 Fire Department, 


2,588 71 




ii 


«■ Night Watch, 


978 99 




ii 


44 Highways and Bridges, 


4,725 46 




it 


44 City Farm, 


1,726 36 




it 


44 City Officers, 


2,238 17 




ii 


44 County Paupers, 


1,182 84 




it 


44 Paupers off Farm, 


588 17 




ii 


44 Printing and Stationery, 


427 02 




it 


Hillsboro' Co. Teachers' Institute, 


100 00 




ti 


44 Paying City Debt, 


34,363 46 




it 


44 School Dist. No. 1, 


60 00 




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6,801 90 




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ii ii it Q 


186 83 




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ii tt tt A 


190 29 




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ti tt ti g 


197 66 




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432 97 




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241 39 




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ti ii it 8 f 


196 25 




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ii ii it Q 


271 70 




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44 Police Court, 


337 94 




ii 


Lands Sf building Ward No. 3, 


955 00 




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44 Law Expenses, 


122 48 




i« 


44 New Highways, 


3,262 29 




ii 


44 Militia, 


196 00 




it 


"•Contingent Expenses, 


152 57 




ii 


44 Common Sewers, 


11,082 02 




it 


44 Interest Paid, 


4,524 16 






tbe amount of City Stock on hand, 


48,500 00 




Cash in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1848, 
Manchester, Feb. 1, 1848, 


226 49 




$128,317 92 






J. G. Cilley, City Treasurer. 





City of Manchester, Feb. 29th, 1848. 

The undersigned ■ being Committee on Finance, in persu- 
ance of the 14th Section of Ordinance No. 2, hereby certify, 
that we have examined and audited the account of J. G. 
Cilley, Treasurer of the City of Manchester, and find it 
correctly cast, and supported by satisfactory vouchers. 

We also find that there has been received into the Treas- 
ry, at sundry times, within the year ending January 31, 
1848, including the amount on hand, February 1, 1847, 
and exclusive of the City Stock unsold February 1, 1848, sev- 
enty-nine thousand five hundred and ninety-one dollars and 
forty-three cents ; and that there has been paid out of the 
Treasury during the same period, the sum of seventy-nine 
thousand three hundred and sixty-tour dollars and ninety-four 
cents, leaving a balance of cash in the Treasury, of two hun- 
dred and twenty-six dollars and forty-nine cents and of out- 
standing taxes eight thousand five hundred dollars and fortv- 
hve cents. 

CHARLES WELLS, ") 
JACOB F. JAMES, Joint Standing 
DAVID A. BUNTON, } Committee 
JOHN S. KIDDEFv, I on Finance. 
CHAS. F. WARREN, J 

In Common Council, February 29, 184E 
Read and accepted. Sent up for concurrence, 

DAVID HILL, C. C. C. 
In Board of Aldermen, February 29, 184£. 
Read and accepted in concurrence, 

J. S. T. CUSHING, City Clerk. 



FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 



To the Citt Council: 

In compliance with the provisions of Section 13 of Ordinance No. 2, 
the Joint Committee on Finauce, respectfully submit to the City Coun- 
cil, the Second Annual Report of the Receipts and Expenditures of the 
City of Manchester, for the Financial Year commencing February 1, 
1847, and ending January 31, 1848, with the details under their sepa- 
rate heads. 

Annexed, are also schedules of all the Property of the City — A 
statement of the City Debt, and the Debts due the City. 



RECEIPTS. 

The total amount of money received into the Treasury, from Janu- 
ary 31, 1847, to February 1, 1848, from ell sources, as per account of 
the Treasurer, was $77,0*21,94. 



Of this sum there was received 
Of G. H. Kimball, for taxes assessed in 1846, $2,140 00 
" Daniel L. Stevens, " " 1847, 15,249 28 

" Amoskeag Man. Co. for two fifths of the expense 

in building the Common Sewer on Elm st. 3,075 23 
" J. S. T. dishing, fees and perquisites, 56 08 

« G. T. Clark, rent of Police Court Room, 12 50 

" J. F.James, cash overdrawn for new highways 8 00 
From County of Hillsboro', for support of Coun- 
ty Paupers, 2,125 30 
" Other sources for the support of Paupers, 127 52 
" State Literary Fund, 207 72 
" Reut of City Hall, 2,287 75 
u State of N. Hampshire, for military service, 30 50 
" Produce sold from City Farm, 28 61 
" Loans on promissory notes, 15,173 45 
•« " City Stock, issued July 1, 1847, 36,500 00 



77,021 94 
The balance in the Treasury, Feb. 1, 1847 was 2,745 19 

The amount of City Stock in Treasury Feb- 
ruary 1, 1848, was 48,500 00 



Making a total of $128,267 13 



Notk.— The whole amount of taxe6 assessed in 1847, was $25,306 28. 



FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

EXPENDITURES. 



The total amount of Expenditures, for which bills have been 
approved and ordered to be paid, including payments of the 

City Debt, from Jan. 31, 1847, to Feb. 1, 1848, was $79,591 43. 

These Expenditures were chargeable to the following Appro- 
. priations or Accounts, viz : 

To Highways and Bridges, $4,583 93 

" New Highways, 3.403 82 

" Common Sewers, 11.082 02 

" Incidentals, 805 33 

* City Hall, 896 76 

M Fire Department, 2.613 71 

" City Police, 1.538 83 

" City Officers, 2-020 37 

" City Farm, 1726 36 

" Paupers off the Farm, 559 07 

" Printing and Stationery, 427 02 

" Interest Paid, 4.522 91 

" City Debt Paid, 34.363 46 

1 County Paupers, 1.182 84 

" Hillsborough County, Teachers' Institute, 100 00 

" Lands and Buildings, 990 00 

" Militia, 1V6 00 

" School District No- 1, 60 00 

" * " " 2, 6.80 J 90 

" " " 3, 186 83 

« " 4, 190 29 

" " " « 5, 197 67 

" " « 6, 432 97 

■ 7, 241 39 

•* " " 8, 196 25 

" 9, 271 70 



' To this add County Tax, paid by D. 

L. Stevens, $2,028 55 

State Tax, paid by D. L. Stevens, 1.320 00 
Amount paid Militia, „ 12100 



$7'J.5«J1 43 



3.469 55 



$83,060 9» 



• The amount paid by I). I,. Stevens, was from Tuxou aMcseod in 1S47, tnd bai noi 
been through the Treasury. 



FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

By the foregoing Statement the total amount of Expenditures 

was $83,060 98 

The amount of Receipts into the 

Treasury was $77,021 94 

Amount received and paid by D. 

L. Stevens for County and 

State Tax, and for Militia, 3.469 55 



80.491 49 

Showing an excess of Expendi- 
tures over Receipts of $2,569 49 

The balance in the Treasury Feb. 

1, 1847 was $2-745 19 

Received into the Treasury, as be- 
fore stated, 77.021 94 



Making a total in the Treasury, 

for the year, of $79,767 13 

The amount actually paid * from 

the Treasury, on Drafts and 

Orders, was $79,540 64 

Which sum deducted from the 

sum of $79,767 13, the amount 

in the Treasury this year, and 

it leaves a balance in the Treas- 
ury Feb. 1, 1848, of 226 49 



$79,767 13 



The balance in the Treasury, as 
above, is $226 49 

Deducting from this sura the un- 
paid Drafts, 50 79 



It would leave a balance in the 
Treasury, of $175 70 



*The amount of Expenditures for any one year never agrees with th« amount paid br 
toe Treasurer during the same time, as there are gome portions of Drafts which bare oat 
t*en called for. 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES. 



The amount of Expenditures of the several accounts under their 
separate heads, will not, in all cases, correspond with the Treasurer's 
Account, although the sum total of the Expenditures will be found to 
be the same : the reason of this discrepancy is attributable to the fact 
that the Committee on Finance have seen proper to transfer some of 
the Expenditures to different accounts from those to which they have 
been made chargeable. For instance, Expenditures for land for New 
Highways have, in some instances, been charged] to the Account of 
Highways and Bridges, when it should have been charged to New 
Highways. 

And again, Expenditures similar in their nature have been charged 
to different accounts, as in the case of Wm. C. Clarke's charge for 
services as Chief Engineer, some part of it has been charged to the 
Account of City Officers, and another part to the Fire Department 
In these and other similar cases, your Committee have thought proper 
to place thera to the account to which they supposed they legitimately 
belonged. 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

Appropriated and assessed for 1847, $4,000 00 

Amount afterwards appropriated by loan, 
agreeably to Ordinance No. 29, ' 1,000 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for Labor, 

To G.H. Kimball, Highway Orders, $309 38 

" Daniel L. Stevens, „ „ 1,823 18 

■ i M. Noyes, 42 50 
u \ Samuel Dame, 4 00 
" C. Farnum, 4 50 

* Thomas Goldsmith, 26 75 
" Amos Weston, 1 50 

* John P. Webster, 1 1 25 
" Nehemiah Preston, 36 62 

■ Ira W. Moore, 9 35 
" James Emerson, 9 M 
" Ira Drew, 1 00 
'* Isaac Whittemore, 7 32 

Amount carried forward, $2.376 79 



$5000 00 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 1 1 



•Amount brought forward, 




$2,376 79 




Paid for Labor, 










To S. VV. Parsons, 






7 59 








$2384 38 


Paid for Labor with Teams, 










To D. L. Stevens, highway orders, 




$121 




" John M. Noyes, 






7 50 




. " R. Button, 






8 25 




" Thomas Goldsmith, 






10 83 




'• Stephen Smith, 






4 04 




" Amos Weston, 






100 




" John P. Webster, 






158 




" George Hunt, 






150 




" S. W. Parsons, 






25 




" David Dickey, 






4 25 




" Ira W. Moore, 






8 00 




11 James Emerson, 






13 67 




" Isaac Whittemore, 






2 00 




" Mace Moulton, 






6 00 




" Amoskeag Manufacturing Co. for filling 


up on 


the 






west side of Elm St. opposite Merrima 


ck sqt 


iare. 


, 50 00 








1329 13 


Paid for Lumber Stone and Gravel. 










To G. H. Kimball, highway orders for luml 


ber, 




27 65 




" Daniel L. Stevens " " " 






30 11 


* 


" James M. Gregg, Lumber, 






182 




" John P. Webster " 






1185 




" J. & E. S. Harvey " 






18 81 




" S. W. Parsons, 






9 81 




" Thomas Goldsmith, 






42 




" Alpheus K. Brown, flagging Stone, 






200 20 




" Stephens & Hutchinson, " " 






9 87 




" George Clark, Stone, 






11 00 




" Alanson Walker, Stone, 






32 67 




" G. H. Kimball, stone chips, highway ordeis, 




1 50 




" J.J. Wood, " " 






2 33 




" G. H. Kimball, gravel, highway orders. 






1 00 




" Benjamin Mitchell, " 






4 40 




" Hiram Brown, " 






20 00 








383 44 


Paid for Road tools and Sundries, 










To Daniel L.Stevens, road tools, highway 


orders, 


$32 55 




" D. A. Bunton, pick axe, 






1 50 




" George W. Merriam, repairing tools, 






19 14 





Amounl3 carried forward, $53 19 $4,096 9. r 



12 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



Amounts brought foncard, 

Paid for Road tools and sundries, 
To Andrew McCrillis, repairing tools, 
" Charles Bnnton, labor, 

" John S. Kidder & Co. powder and hogsheads, 
" I). L. Stevens, powder, highway orders, 
" J. J. Floyd & Co. horse hire, 
14 Frederick Wallace, guide boards, 
" Daniel L. Stevens, " »' 

" Charles Chase, serving notices, 
•' George Stark, surveying for grade of 6treets, 



$53,19 $4,096 95 

8.17 

6.40 
24.60 

5.25 
10.25 

3.00 
20.00 

3.00 
43.00 



Paid for Superintendants' service. 

To Hiram Brown, 76.50 

" Jacob F. James, eleven days, 16.50 

" S. F. Manahan, from June 9th, to Dec. 16, 1847, 217.12 



176 86 



310 12 

$4,583 93 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $416 07 



NEW HIGHWAYS. 



Appropriated by Loan, Ordinance No. 29, $2000 00 
« « No. 35, 1500 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



$3500 00 



Paid for Land for New Highways, 
To Robert Stevens,— Hanover St. and Former 

road, 
" David Young, " " 

" James Hall, " 

" Edward Hall, 
« Robert Hall, 

" Cyrus Moore, " " 

" John Calef. 

'• Daniel Hall, Jr. " 

« Robert Wilson, " " 

" James McQueston, " " 

" Win. P. Farmer, 

« Cvrus Moore, " " 

" J.'J. Hall, 
" Mace Moulton, " " 

Amount carried forward, 



e 102 00 
15 00 
60 00 

s ( ;:< 

8 63 

(i 75 

6 75 

24,f)0 

200 00 

12 50 
:«» oo 

<t r>o 

13 50 
4 00 



$501 76 



NEW HIGHWAYS. 13 

Am ninl brought forward, $501 76 

Paid for land. 
To John Hovey, extension oflluuover st. 

and VV. P.* Farmer road, 94 00 

•' James McK. Wilkins,' extension of 

Hanover St. and W .P. Farmer road, 10 00 
" L. V. Bell, 45 00 

" Hiram Brown, 25 00 

$675 76 
" Daniel Hall, Jr., Jonas Proctor road, 100 00 

« W. W. Baker, exteusion of Elm St., 10 00 
" Amoskeag Man. Co. " " 20 00 30 00 

" H. H. Grovesner, Calef Road, built 

in 1844, 30 00 

835 76 



Paid for building highways. 






To Wm. Coult and Peter Neal, Hano- 






ver-street and Farmer road, 


851 37 




" Francis H. Watson, " " 


50150 




" W. P. Farmer, " « 


541 52 




" Chas. Bennett, " « 


276 00 








2170 39 


" W. W. Baker, extension of Elm-st, 


» 


150 00 


" John Proctor, Proctor road, 




75 00 



Paid Jacob F. James, measuring road, 1 94 
" " " cash paid Charles 

Chase for labor, 1 00 

Paid Jacob F. James, for tendering money, 1 00 

" " for going to Londonderry, 1 00 

" Jacob Sawyer, carrying chain, 
" H. E. Sawyer, " " 

" H. G. Lowell, serving notices on own- 
ers of Granite Bridge, 

Paid John S. Kidder, expenses in laying 
out highway from Elm Street to Wil- 
kins & Kidder's land, 
" G. W. Morrison, expenses in laying 
out the Farmer road, 



" Jacob F. James, (money overdrawn to 
pay for land, see Receipts). 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $96 18. 
2 



2.395 39 



4 94 
2 70 
1 00 




14 50 


23 14 


80 00 


6153 






141 53 




8 00 




$3,403 82 



14 COMMON SEWEBS. 



COMMON SEWERS. 

Balance undrawn from appropriations made by 

Town in 1846, .« 2. J 28 40 

Appropriated by loan, see Ordinance No. 25, 4.000 00 

« 35, 2.500 00 

Received of the Amoskeag Manuf. Co. for two 
fifths of the expense in extendin g the Elm 

Street Sewer, 3.075 23 



$12.003 63 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for labor. 

To J. T. P. Hunt, masonry and excavating, $1.3: 9 14 

•• Levi Sargent, " " 2.522 66 

•• Jesse Anderson, " 875 00 

• : Timothy Bunker, 123 GO 

" Patrick McLaughlin, 16 00 

" George W. Adams, 12 50 

" Ebenezer Farmer, G 50 

« Chas. Baxter, 3 25 

• John Aberton, 2 25 

- EliphaletNve, 3 50 

- G. T. dishing, 1 00 



Paid for material, &c." 
Po George Clark, Stone, 56 75 

" A. K. Brown, stone and labor, 
•' Andrew McCrillis, iron and labor, 
'• Gibnan Harvey, brick, 
" J. II. Mitchel, 

Andrew Kimball, u 
• J. II. Moore & Co., cement and lime, 
•• Jacob Sawyer, covers to cesspools, 

A. Tilton, oil and lanterns, j 

Bacon & Hunt, teaming, 
" Win. Summers, " 
" George Hunt, " 

'■ Jacob F. James, surveying, 

David A. Bunton, for the services of the Com- 
mittee for building sewers in 1846, 
" J. T. P. Hunt, for services of the Committee 
for building sewers in 1847, 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 184P,$921 61. 



4.965 40 



161 63 




77 08 




2.841 19 




281 36 




282 38 




2.133 19 




4 00" 




1 06 




3 24 




4 00 




500 




25 00 




(15 74 




175 00 






116 62 




811.082 02 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 15 

INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

y 
Paid Robert Moore, school books for poor children, 21 11 
'• J. G. Cilley, expert's and time in going to Danville, 

Exeter, and Lowell to purchase land for Ward 

Houses, 13 10 

" George Stark, surveying for, and drawing a map 

and profile of streets, 200 00 

" Samuel D. Bell, cash paid secretary for copy of 

citv charter, and engrossing the same 10 00 

14 N. Baldwin & Co. ballot boxes, 5 88 

" James Hall, Jr., labor, glass, &c, 5 90 

" Andrew Bunton, labor and team cleaning streets, 50 50 

''• for cleaning ward rooms, 4 00 

" Warren L. Lane, postage, 4 34 

" G. A. Brown, teaming, 50 

" Fling & Bodwell, horse hire, 15 74 

" William Shepherd, " «« 2 75 

« Nehemiah Chase, " '< 9 85 

•' Wilson & Cheney, " " 6 87 

" John G. Sherburne, use of Harmony Hall, for 

ward meetings, 10 00 

" A. D. Spanlding, " Merrimack " 30 00 

" William Rounstell, numbering chairs in Common 

Council room, 1 50 

" Arch'd Gamble, labor on the Common at the centr. 4 50 
" George Porter, damages done sleigh by running 

against a mortar bin on Elm-street, 6 00 

J ' Andrew Robertson, posting bills of ordinance, 

No. 9. 1 00 

" J. S. T. Cashing, cash paid for copies of road 

Commissioners' report of Farmer and Calef road, 4 00 
" Samuel Hall, serving notices and notifying city 
'* J. S. T. Cushing, cash paid for Recording deeds, 1 46 

officers, 15 00 

" Ebn'r Clark, horse and carriage to Goffstown to 

pay militia men, 3 75 

" J. F. James, expenses, do 1 85 

" Herman Foster, 14 days' service at Concord in 

opposing alterations of city charter, 84 00 

" Wm. C. Clarke, time and expenses at Concord in 

opposing the alterations of the city charter, 53 08 
" G. Campbell and H. Hunton, washing ward r'ms, 50 

i( Gilmau Harvey, interest on an order, 10 31 

" J. F. James, cash paid for examining records and 

recording deeds, 2 62 

<: A. Paige, cleaning lobby and white-washing, 1 50 

u Archibald Gamble, taking care of the old Town 

House, and for repairs of the same, 3 00 

•' David Hill, 12 1-2 days' service making taxes, 25 00 

*' J. S. T. Cushing, expenses to Concord to pay in- 
terest to Moody Kent, 1 25 



Amount carried forward, $610 86 



10 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 



Jlmount brought forward, 
Paid Wright & Lovejoy, for damages to horses, 

carriage, and personal injury to Mr. 

Wright in consequence of running into 

the Common Sewer, 
E. H.Davis, medical service lor John How- 
ard in the Watch Houss, 
Levi Sargent, interest on order dated No- 
vember 10th, and not paid till Dec. 8th, 
Daniel Clark, time and expenses to Boston 

to purchase Fire Engine, 
Daniel Clark, for legal service and advice 

from April 1843, to Dec. 1840, 
David Cross, legal service in Police Court 

room, 
Sarah C. Randall, injury done to person in 

consequence of stage running into the 

drain on Hanover Street, 



MILITIA. 



$610 80 



100 00 


2 50 


7 57 


002 


02 78 


5 00 


10 00 



805 33 



id Col. 


Worthley, for 9 men's rations at muster, 


$4 50 


Capi 


t. Fuller, 


73 


it 


U 


•1 


36 50 


>i 


Fogg, 


38 


<c 


<i 


ti 


19 00 


j) 


Baker, 


32 


« 


(( 


U 


16 00 


i» 


Holt, 


3 


(i 


« 


(i 


150 . 


)> 


Harrington 


, 08 


M 


il 


ft 


34 00 


o 


Patterson, 


53 


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If 


26 50 


)> 


Morse, 


47 


U 


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(( 


23 50 


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McCoy, 


69 


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II 


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34 50 



$196 00 



CITY HALL. 

CITY HALL. 

Paid Eben'er Knowlton, services as superintendent 
of City Hall, 
Joseph Peabody, " " 8 mos. 

J. S. T. Cushing, casl) paid for wood and saw- 
ing for Citv Hall, 
N. Herrick & Co. " " 

« " 102 gals, oil, 

A. Tilton & Co. 50 " 
N. Herrick & Co., lamp, lamp-wick & Chimneys, 

oil can, locks and keyes, repairing clock, &c. 
X. Herrick, c'h p'd for setting trees & shov dirt, 
" " lock and keyes, $6, chairs 2 25, 

u " repairing bell tongne, 

K " globes for chandelier, 

" " fitting up hall for court, 

u " cleaning hall after court, 

Joseph Peabody, fitting up hall after court, 

" labor on hell deck 1,00, wash'g 

curtains 75 cents, 
A. Tilton & Co* door bolts, broom and lamps, 
A. G. Tucker,cash paid for repairs 'on partition, 
" lumber, glass and sash, 

■ rent for room taken for Post 

Office 1 month, 
Ebenezer Knowlton, cash paid for settingglass, 

" labor on City Hall, 

Eastman, Gooden & Co., water, 
J. T. Stevens, lab on P. O. and pully blocks for do 
Andrew McCrillis, door bolts, 
Porter & Searle, bocking and sheeting, 
G. H. Minot, repairing roof and slate for do, 
Gilman Harvey, brick for sidewalk, 
Chas Clough, laying sidewalk and sand for do, 

" brick work on vault, 

M. L.Hunkins, building out-house, 

" lumber and labor, 

R. White, carting sand and loam, 
J. S. T. dishing, cash paid for washing floor, 
John Calef2d, lead pipe and labor, 
Eaton & Cunningham, hanging windows, 

" lumber and labor, 

Barton Munsey, repairing clock, 
John P. Adriance, hinges and lock, 

" " sheet lead and copper tacks, 

W. P. Fogg, Sheet lead and padlocks, 
David Gillis, lamp and fixtures, 
Gilman B. Fogg, repairing locks, 
Ann Bamford, wash, curtains and cleaning hall, 

Amount carried forward, $094 06 

2* 



$02 6/ 


108 00 


25 88 


26 33 


106 19 


00 50 


11 87 


3 58 


8 25 


3 00 


8 50 


8 34 


1 50 


2 00 


175 


2 25 


125 


6 00 


250 


42 


2 00 


10 00 


, 145 


1 79 


1 77 


9 54 


10 50 


8 95 


51 53 


67 00 


16 77 


5 33 


60 


3 43 


9 12 


7 65 


3 00 


3 70 


1169 


927 


200 


1 J7 


5 62 



18 CITT BALL. 

Jlmount brought forward, G94 66 

Paid William Craig, labor, 3 75 

Eliphalet Nye, labor and cement, 7 42 

A. K. Brown, edge stones, 4 32 

J. W. Saunders, labor and lumber, 3 88 

George A. Brown, soap stone and pipe, 5 11 
J. C. Wadleigli, glass and setting do, varnisbiDg &c. 33 83 

John Kittredge, setting glass, 1 80 

Stilman Fellows, repairs, 7 30 

Frederick Wallace, painting in Hall entry, 32 97 

Wm C. Hale, repairs on door, 1 72 

David Hill, Insurance, 50 00 

Herman Foster, Insurance, 50 00 



$896 76 



FIRE DEFARTMEKT. 



19 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Appropriated and assessed in 1847, $1000,00 

" from a loan by ordinance No. 29, 1500,00 $2,500 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for services of firemen at fires and drills, 
To Merrimack Engine Co. No. 1. 

" Machine Shop Engine Co. No. 2 

" Bennington " " ■ 3 

" Massabesic " " " 4 

" Torrent " « " 5 

" Fire Engine and Hose Co. " 6 

" Hook and Ladder Co. « 1 

" Amoskeag Hose and Ladder Co- 
Paid for services of Engineers, Stewards and Clerk, 
To Wm*C. Clarke, Chief Engineer, 

* John P. Adriance, Engineer & Clerk, 

" Henry G. Lowell, Engineer, 

■ J. T.P.Hunt, Engineer, 
" R. G. Smith, Engineer in 1846, 
" D.H. Rand, Steward, 
" Austin Brooks, " 

Paid W. S. & H. Morey, for Refreshments, 
Paid for work on Reservoirs, 

To Andrew McCrillis, iron work, 

■ Chas. Clough, 
" Andrew Mclntire, 
" D. H. Rand, 
" W. S. Dearborn, 

Paid for sundries for Engines, Engine Houses, &c. 
To Thomas M. Bacon, removing and fitting up 

three Engine Houses, 
" Jeremiah Wheeler, digging well under En 

gine House, 
" J. Wheeler, rent of land for engine house, 
" Alonzo Smith, drawing plan for Engine 

House and Wood room 
" Austin Brooks, housing Engine 

and repairs on do. 3 50 

" Austin Brooks, set brakers and fixtures 13 50 
" " " oil, alcohol, turpentine, 

tallow, &c, 10 62 

" " " couplings, 3,50, freight 

on Engine, 1,50 5 00 

'« *• *• wood and sawing do. 2 63 
" " u paid Hunneman's bill 
for repairing engine, 



197 50 




357 60 




224 20 




295 20 




304 60 




36 80 




81 80 




16 90 






$1,514,60 


65 50 




20 00 




22 00 




10 00 




16 50 




30 43 




30 00 






194 43 
25 50 




1 88 




3 76 




13 76 




16 00 




3 00 


38 40 



68 72 



2 
12 



00 
00 



2 00 



55 75 



90 99 



JJmount carried forward, 



175 7i %vm&, 



/ 



20 FIRE DEPARTMENT, OONTINPED. 

Amounts brought forward, $175 71 $1773 93 

Paid for sundries for Engines, Engine Houses, &c. 

To Merrimack Engine Co. repairs on Engine 8 45 

S. P. Greeley, neats foot oil 1(3 70 

Uenjainin Lane, do do do 24 00 

House & Herrick, oil 2 (33 

Porter & Searle, oil, cordage and broom 19 63 
Kidder & Marland, oil, uai Is, screws, tar.tallow, 

rope, pails, &c. 12 42 
J. D. YVells, oil, ladders, badges for Hook and 

Ladder Co. and painting 91 71 
D. II. Rand, wood and repairs on Engine 20,64, 

badges and winding hose, 7.26 27 90 
D. II. Rand, making desk, repairs, & sawing wood 5 75 

George W. Mercian), iron work on engine 13 88 
Araoskeag Manufacturing Co. hose couplings 

and repair* on Engine 29 25 
George T. Mixer, bose and repairs on do. 171,20 

belts 3,30 174 50 
C. A. Rand &. Co. painting fire buckets and 

signal lanterns 4 00 

C. A. Rand, repairs on engine, 10 00 
8. W. Parsons, labor and material on Engine 

House, 77 73 

Andrew McCrillis, iron work, 12 84 

John P. Adriance, bard ware, 16 62 

Torrent Engine Co. fire hats, 40 75 

Win. Milchel, wood and sawing do, 2 12 

Hartshorn, Tufts & Co., tin rings and labor 5 94 

J. C. Wadleigh, repairs on Engine, 24 33 

A. lirigham, do do do 4 50 

Wm. Slace do do do 38 

L. Mallard do do do 50 

H. G. Lowell, do do do 1 50 

Samuel Harrington, cleaning Engine and hose, 3 50 

Gilman C. Smith, teaming, 1 25 

C. Messer, painting and varnishing engine, 8 00 

Luke Morse, digging well under engine bouse, 2 00 

Charles Cheney, wood, 2 ^7 

Horr& Hall, desk legs and rolls, 90 

VV. C. Hunniman. signal lanterns, 10 00 

A. G. Tucker, alcohol, 1 60 

If adley, Jenness & Co. chairs, 92 

W. L. Button, setting pump, 50 

Cheney & Co. freight, 1 00 

John Hawkins, expenses to Boston, 4 50 



Jmount overdrawn, Feb. 1, 1848, $113,71 



N0.TS 



$2,613.71 



CITT OFFICERS. 21 

CITY OFFICERS 

Paid Nathafi Porker, Auditor for 1846, 
George A Barnes, do do 

Wm. C. Clarke, do do 

15 00 
Hiram Brown, Mayor, $400 per vear, 185 70 

Jacob F.James, do do 200 00 



Archibald Stark, 


do do 


do 


Nathaniel Wheat, 


do do 


do 


Moses Hill, 


do do 


do 


»VV. W. Brown 


do do 


do 



385 76 

J. S. T. Cushing, City Clerk, $500 do do 550 00 

Thomas Hoyt, Treasurer, $100 do do 66 67 

George T Clark, City Marshal, $250 do 62 50 

Daniel L. Stevens, do do do do 187 50 

250 (X) 

Daniel Clark, City Solicitor $100 do 75 00 

David Hill, Clerk Common Council, $100 133 00 

Thomas R. Crosby, City Physician, $100 75 00 

Nahum Baldwin, Assessor, 26 00 

E.T.Stevens, do 21 88 

James M. Gregg, do 27 00 

Edward Hall, do 36 00 

Joseph Cochran, Jr. do 29 00 

139 8fc 

Chas. H- Eastman, Sup. School Committee 46 25 

8 00 
30 00 
42 25 
40 00 

166 50 
Francis Reed, Overseer of the Poor, 
Caleb Johnston, do do 

B. F. Lock* do do 

F. T. Underbill, do do 

James Emerson, Jr., do 

Levi Batchelder, do do 

J. M. Rowell, do do 

do do Clerk of the Board of Overseers, 

Ephraim Stevens, Jr. Clerk in Ward No 1 10 00 

Frederick Smyth do do 2 10 00 

W. B. Webster do do 3 10 00 

H. R. Chamberlin do do 4 10 00 

Thomas Hoyt do do 5 6 00 

James O. Adams, do do 6 10 00 

Amos Weston, do do 7 10 00 

66 00 

Archibald Gamble, Selectman in Ward No. 7. 8 50 

Isaac Huse, do do do 5 00 13 50 

Thomas Brown, Health officer from Sept. 1846, 

to April, 1847, 6 00 

Thomai Brown, bal. of salary as City Physician, A 10 

$2,020,37 




73 96 



22 CITY POLICR. 

CITY POLICE. 

Paid lor Night Watch, 

To Arctus Knight, $320 00 

Nathaniel Knowlton, 320 00 

Hotirv Bennett, 307 00 

J.C.Davis, 13 00 



Paid to Police Officers and Constables for making 
complaints and warrants, summoning with. 
attending trials, paying witness fees, &c, &c. 
To Daniel L Stevens, 

J.M.Rowell, 
John M. Harvey, 
Luther AL Biown, 
Samuel Hall 
Charles Clough, 
James VV r allace, 
S. S.Carter, 
El bridge G. Woodman, 
II. G. Lowell, 



Paid S. D. Bell, 1 year's salary, $500 00 

Rec'd of do for fines and lees, 127 20 



00 1R 


58 75 


104 41 


58 66 


37 95 


10 00 


6 50 


9 50 


4 00 


2 93 



Paid Joseph Cochran, Jr. serv. as Jus. 27 00 

Rec'd of do do for fines and fees, 34 



72 90 



26 66 



Paid for rent, and sundries for Police Court Room 

To Ira Ballon, rent of Court Room, 4 mos. 6 days, 52 50 

John C. Wadleigh, setting glass, 2 50 

James Wallace, labor, lumber and nails, 4 92 

John P. Adriance, window springs & screws, 46 

Daniel L. Stevens, wood and sawing do. 6 12 

do do key to Court Room, 25 

E. B. Tenney, stove & pipe lor do 5 00 

Paid for sundries for Watch House 

To Aretus Knight, oil, 1 25 

do do services in Watch House, 3 00 

Daniel L. Stevens, wood and sawing do 19 12 

Cheney &.Co. watchman's rattle &. freight on do 1 37 



900 00 



382 88 



99 46 



24 74 

$1,538,85 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 123 

PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 



Paid James O. Adams, printing Rules add Orders of City 
Council, Ordinances, Resolutions, Warrants, Re- 
turns, blanks, City reports, notices &c, 
Potter «.V Hutchins, advertising notices and publish- 
ing ordinances, resolutions &c, 
Chandler E. Potter, publiUiing notices, ordinances, 

and warrants, 
J. C. Emerson, printing lax bills, blank letters, no- 
tices, receipts and warrants, 
Gilmore & Chase, printing blanks in 1846, 
S. N. Dickinson, printing certificates of City Stock 
Beals & Green, adv'ing City Stock in Boston Post 
Schouler & Brewer, " " " Atlaa, 

Joseph Marshall, writing paper, blank books, ink, 

pens, pencils &c, 
Cheney & Co., freight, 



LANDS AND BUILDINGS. 



Appropriated by Loan, City Stock, 1000 00 

1 ,000 00 



$267 50 


23 25 


10 00 


38 2D 
250 
25 00 

488 
4 88 


50 6f» 
12 



•427 02 



Paid S. VV. Parsons, for building ward room and en- 
gine house on Vine st. 63S 00 

Francis H. Watson, filling in around the house on 

Vine st. 7 00 

Edward McQueston, Superintending the building of 
ward room and engine house and the moving of 
engine houses, 

T. M. Bacon, moving building &«. 

690 00 
Jeremiah M. Wheeler, for land, 300 00 



$990 00 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $10 00, 
HILLSBORO' CO. TEACHERS INSTITUTE, 
Apropriated from Money in the Treasury, 100 00 



100 00 



Paid Peter P. Woodbury, Treasurer of Teachers' Institute,] $100 00 



$4 CITT FARM. 



CITY FARM. 

Paid Waller H. Noyes, Provisions, farming Utensils, 

Stock, Labor, &c, $664 89 

Leonard' Jackson, Services, 8 00, Lime 6 75, Black- 

smithing and Goods for farm 7 48, use of farming 

utensils 5 50,fSink 2 50, labor 2 50, bedstead 2 60, 35 33 

Alonzo Smith, Labor, 36 82 

N Baldwin &. Co., Lumber, Doors and Window Sash, 63 74 

David Hamblett, Laths, 16 00 
Stilman Fellows, Labor 72 15, making table 3 87, Laths '40, 76 42 

George P.Folsom, oil, paints, and glass, 41 72 
John C. Wadleigh, paints 10 38, painting and papering 5 41), 15 c7 

Samuel Walker, painting and papering. 20 00 

Temple McQueston, plastering and whitewashing, 25 00 
Levi Batchelder, getting sand for plaster 1 50, painting 3 50, 5 00 

Charles Clough, plastering, 4 50 

Johonnot, tending masons and keeping fires, 4 89 

Nathan F. Merrill, paper hangings, 7 76 

Willis P. Fogg, hardware, 25 21 

Lane & Read, hand cuffs and leg chains, 5 00 
Geo W. Merriam, cast irons 6 50, nails, spire irons &c , 

2 87, repairing Waggon 1 50, 10 7S 

Benjamin Currier, ox cart and repairing do, 19 00 

Jacob Sawyer, repairing cart and 6leigh, 1 56 

ti H t< t« « i 56 

John Campbell, 20 00 

Caleb S. Brown, pair of stags, 90 00 
John M. Noyes, cow and calf 30 00, two heifers 40 00, 

bull 20 00, 90 00 

Leavitt George, pair of oxen, 100 00 

J. M. Rowell, « " 110 25 

Francis Head, boot in horses, 45 00 

Nehemiah Chase, horse hire, 1 51 

J. J. Floyd & Co " " 4 00 

Thomas L. Addison, grafting trees, 17 62 

John Roach, driving night cart, 10 50 
Levi Batchelder, labor on farm 19 06, horse hire 1 00, 

bed bug poison, 30, 20 36 

K. Stephens, meal chest, 3 00 

Hill, Berry & Co., groceries and crockery ware, 7 12 

Porter & Searle, groceries, 5 66 

A. Tilton & Co., flour, groceries &c., 53 77 

Kidder &- Marland, salt, 77 

A. G. Tucker, chloride lime, 25 
lladley, Jenness &. Co., mattrasses, cot bed and 

pillow cases, 
C. B. Gleason & Co., bed spreads, 
Smyth 6c Little, Sheeting, 
David Hill, policy of Insurance, 

$1,726 30 



38 10 


2 25 


9 22 


lb 00 



COUNTY PAUPERS 



26 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 



Titid Francis Reed, 
Haines & Paige, 
Levi Butchelder, 
Charles Cheney, 
James Emerson, 
R. C.Whittemore, 
N. Herrick Sc Co. 

E. W. Harrington, 

F. T. Underbill, 

D. P. Russell, 

J. W. Worthen & Co. 
M. H. Clougb, 

E. P. Offutt, 
Franklin Paige, 
Pierce & Farley, 
Brown & Doubleday, 
Isaac Tompkins, 
Trueworlhy Blaisdell, 
William Shepherd, 
Joseph M. Rowell, 
Leonard Jackson, 
John Baker, 

A. J. Rollins, 
Mary Bailey, 
John Stevens, 
Thomas Brown, 
Hiram Brown, 
W. D. Buck, 

C. B. Rollins, 
M.J. Newell, 

B. F. Locke, 
Michael Edwards, 
Andrew Mclntire, 
A. Stevens, 
Josiah Crosby, 
Bridget Cocklin, 
T. R. Crosby, 
Wm. McQueston, 
J. J. Straw, 

• Thomas Adams, 
Nehemiab Chase, 
Eliza H. Simonds, 
Elias Toney, 
Cheney & Co. 



$20 52 

1 49 
79 96 
37 49 
40 78 

7 08 

193 

200 

2913 

2 00 
2 00 

75 25 

3 00 
43 75 

158 
43 81 
2821 
20 83 

5 00 
84 39 

4 00 

6 43 
100 

5 00 
12 00 
72 00 

260 
5 00 
3 00 

7 00 
6153 
17 00 
2100 
10 66 

9 50 

400 

116 00 

3600 

51 50 

45 43 

312 

50 

1 17 

1-00 



Amount carried forward. 



$1,026,64 



20 COUNTY I'ALPEBS, OOHTURJBD. 



COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Amount carried forward, $1.02T>,P»-4 

Paid Elcazcr Young, 50 00 

Horace Gordon, 2 07 

Patrick Lynch, 11 i'A 

William Brock, Ki 35 

Ellen Welch, 5 00 

II. L.Carlton, 100 

J.F.James, 1^29 

Hibbard Stevens, 50 

J. S.T. Gushing, 18 00 

Joseph Mitchell, 3 07 

Cheney & Co., 5 25 

Mrs. M.Irwin, 16 50 

Isaac Langley, 4 00 

Porter & Searle, 9 dl 

$l.l^.-i 
Note. — The Bills of Expenditure for County Pau- 
pers are in the hands of the Court: the Committee 
are therefore unable to give the various items for 
which the above amount lias been paid. 



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do 


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do 


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PAUPERS OFF THE FARM. 

PAUPERS OFF THE FARM. 

Taid Andrew Bunton, Jr., Provisions for J. G. Sanborn, $3 00 

Francis Reed, cash paid rent for Mrs. Wright, 6 50 

do do do do wood & provisions for do 3 43 

Porter & Searle, groceries and provisions do do 7 75 

Chas. Cheney, wood & sawing do for do do 4 02 
Thomas Brown, medical attendance for Mrs. Wright 

and daughter, 7 00 

Thomas Brown, do do Caroline Wallace, 1 12 

do do do do S. Hazeltine's son, 6 00 

Charles Cheney, wood for Mrs. Mardcn, 4 00 

James Emerson, provisions for I. & F. Stevens, 6 97 

do - do cash paid clothing for Reuben Saw- 
yer's wife, 2 53 
James Emerson, cash paid for provisions, 5 72 
do do funeral expenses Mr Stevens, 8 87 
do do clothing for John Emerson, 2 30 
do do wood and provisions for Jesse 

Saunders, 2 13 
support of E. Corning & Griffin boy, 60 04 
provisions for Francis Stevens, 2 45 
Joshua Corning, support of Mrs. Wm. Cate, 20 50 
Wm. Coult, support of Mrs. Brown, 8 72 
B. F. Locke, cash paid R. Towne for support of Car- 
oline Wallace, 2 50 
J. M. Rowell, clothing for do do 5 25 
F. T. Underhill, cash paid Mrs. David Bennett, 2 00 
J. B. Bowman, rent of house for Jesse Saunders, 17 50 
Geo. Corning, support of E. Corning & C. Griffin, 37 50 
Jas. White, Jr., support of Wm. Brown's children, 34 00 
do do clothing for do do 4 10 
A. Tilton, groceries and provisions, 8 83 
Lucy Ainsworth, board and nursing Mary Burbank, 15 00 
T. R. Crosby, medical attendance for do do 10 50 
do do do do for Mrs. Underhill, 12 00 
do do do do for Laura J. Burns, 1 50 
Lydia M. Waterman, board & nursing do do 3 12 
Rufus Merrill, blank book for Overseers of Poor, 3 00 
M. H.Clough, clothing for Wm. Brown, 1 91 
do do grocer'es and provisions, 9 02 
W:n. Gault, support of James Emerson, 2 00 
Levi Batchelder, house rent for Mrs. H. Underhill, 5 73 
Hannah Hoit, 14 days' care of do do 14 58 

do do paid for wood for do do 1 75 

Isaac Tompkins, provisions, 7 30 

Enoch Bodwell, support of G. B. & E. A. Haselton, 39 00 

Allen Goss, funeral charges in 1846, 40 25 

Brown & Doubleday, provisions for W. Hoit, 11 41 

J. Jaquith, wood for do do 1 25 

Jere. Morse, board and nursing Laura J. Spaulding, 6 00 

Lucius Thurber, do do Olive Ann Moulton, 6 52 

J. J. Straw, funeral expenses of do do do 8 50 
do do do do do Samuel McFarland, 4 34 

Charles Cheney, wood for H. B. Chapman, 2 00 

Langdon Senter, support of Reuben Sawyer's wife, 52 00 

Jeremiah Wells, do do do do 25 00 



$5A» 



JS WTt DEBT. 

CITY DEBT PAID. 

Paid Andre at Bunion, Jr., $2,000 00 

Dolly Richardson, 636 10 

J. G. Cilley, 578 00 

do do M. O. Cilley s notes, 4.000 00 

do do H. P. Brainerd's note, 2.400 00 

Jeremiah H. Wilkins, 5.645 00 

do do David Austin's note, 200 00 

do do Cynthia Clement's note, 400 00 

Hugh Boyce, Jr., 800 00 

Life Ham blel, 2.000 00 

do do Thaddeus Hamblct's note, 1775 00 

Win. H. Wiggin, "•" l ""' 

Levi Sargent, 2200 00 

John B. Sargent, 750 00 

Jane Harris, J. 000 00 

Daniel Clark, Stratliam Cong. Society's note, 700 00 

Oliver Bailey, jr 500 00 

James Dodge, 1.464 23 

John G. Dodge, 2.551 00 

Moody Kent, 1.000 00 

Amoskeag Manufg Co. 3.075 23 

Israel Merrill, 200 00 



INTEREST PAID ON CITY DEBT. 
Paid Jeremiah H. Wilkins, $176 10 

Manchester Bank, 420 00 

J. G. Cilley, 184 92 

do do for B. P. Cilley, 30 00 

do do for M. O. Cilley, 187 83 

do do for H. P. Bra'merd, 72 00 

B. P. Cilley, 30 01) 

Andrew Bunton, Jr., 133 08 

Dolly Richardson, 18 86 

Life Hamblet, 182 65 

Adam Chandler, 114 00 

Samuel Fish, 120 36 

Moody Kent, 482 97 

Thomas Chandler, 24 00 

Hugh Boyce, Jr., 88510 

Joseph B. Walker, 603 02 

Wm. H. Wiggin, 8 00 

Nancy K. Hardy, 60 00 

Levi Sargent, 208 78 

John B. Sargent, -7 -7 

Jeremiah H. Wilkins, for Sally Sargent, 120 00 

Jane Harris, ~'.l 74 

Daniel Clark, for the Cong. Society in Stratliam, 42 47 

Ephraim Webster, 60 00 

Oliver Bailey, Jr, 3158 

James Dodge, 142 56 

John G. Dodge, 246 88 

Frederick G. Stark, 360 00 

Israel Merrill, 13 00 



|34.363 46 



SI 528 91 



SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 2\. 

SCHOOL DISTRICT, No. 1 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1847, 5,01) 

Appropriated and assessed for 1847, 124 81 

Received from State Literary Fund, 5 52 



135 4: 
EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Elizabeth B Stark, for Instruction and Board, 60 00 60 00 
Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $75,42 

SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 2. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1847, 860 26 

Am't assessed for school houses by vote ofdist. 2,500 00 

Ain't appropriated & as'd for schools for 1847, 4,500 00 

Received from State Literary Fund, 155 80 8,025 0( . 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for Instruction, — 

To John W. Ray, 450 00 

A. M. Caverly, 270 00 

Lydia G. Bailey, 98 00 

Caroline Eaton, 82 25 

Mary E. Ladd, 111 25 

Moses T. Brown, 5 50 

Sarah A. Carpenter, 109 75 

Sarah A. Hardv, 109 75 

CT. Nichols," 10975 

W. A. Horr, 33 75 

F. T. Sherburne, 109 75 

Caroline S. Bennett, 33 75 

Almira Lock, 20 62 

Sarah Webster, 109 75 

Lucretia A. Brown, 109 75 

Betsev B. Shepherd, 90 25 

Sarah A. Parker, 109 75 

Harriett Patterson, 79 00 

Susanna Stevens, 93 75 

Hannah G. Lane, 109 75 

C. S. Bartlett, 76 00 

S. VV. Bodwell, 109 75 

Julia A. Brown, 40 00 

H. G. Bliss, 36 00 
A. P. Shattuck, for instruction in writing 2 quarters, 125 00 



Amount carried forward, $2,632 81 

4» 



30 SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 

.■Imounl brought forward, $'J.(i."{2 -7 

Paul Moses Hill, (see note page 33.) $809 'JD 



Paid for Land, School Houses and Sundries, — 
To Jeremiah Wheeler hy B. p, Ayer for removing,' 

School House, 75 00 

A. fcB.Fiits, " " lumber, 2 59 
Amoskcag Man. Co., school house lot, 500 00 
Sylvanus Bunton, boarding teacher, 14 1-2 weeks, 2538 
K. Stevens Jr., black board and repairing door, 4 00 
J.W. Ray, chemicals and sundry articles for use 

of schools, 8 5f> 

John S. Elliott, 37 34 
Stephen Saunders, labor and material on school 

house on Park st. 1,400 51 

VVm. McPherson, do do do do 144 tit; 

George A. Brown, Stoves and Pipe, 13-1 OH 

Charles H. Eastman G5 1-3 cords wood, 229 47 

M " sawing do 866 

David P. Perkins, scbool books, 9 lb 

Moses Hill, school house, 367 24 

Joseph Marshall, record books, 5 00 
N. B.Chamberlin, philosophical & other apparatus, 140 09 

B. F.'Ayer, services in purchasing school house, 

lot and preparing the removal of school house, 10 00 

Daniel Marsh, cotton cloth, 3 15 

S. Philips Jr. writing table and desk, 4 00 

VV. W. Brown, cash paid tor sawing wood, 25 

Sally LaBounty, cleaning school rooms, 2 00 

Samuel Brown, cleaning out house, 2 07 

Gilmore & Chase, cards and printing the same, 26 ('< 

David Hill, cash paid for recording deed, 42 

" " notices and copying deed, 1 50 

A. P. Shattuck, 45 ink stands and fastning, 2 00 

" " broom and cleaning school bouse, 373 

" " painting numbers for seats anal 

painting black board, 77 

A. Bam ford, cleaning school rooms, 75 

Horace Holt, repairs on school bouse, 19 ."!.' 

J. VV. Saunders, work on school house, ID 50 

J. C. Emerson, printing bills, 2 -'." 

.1. O. Adams, printing notices for school meetings, 1 50 

Daniel R. Dana, brass clock, 6 00 

John P. Adriance & Co., i\v;\<] lock, i 00 

David G. Sargent, Bawing wood, 7(137 

teaming wood, ;i 7." 



irO'J at 



3,26 
Amount carried forward, $6,71 



SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 



31 



jhnount brought forward, $6,768 4^ 
Paid tor care of School Rooms,— 

To John VV. Ray, 00 

Sarah A. Hardy, 1 50 

A. M. Caverly, 6 53 

W. A. Horr, 50 

T. F. Sherburne, 1 50 

Caroline S. Bennett, 1 50 

Sarah Webster, 2 00 

Lticretia A. Brown, I 50 

Sarah A. Parker, 2 50 

II. G.Lane, 158 

S. W. Bodwell, 2 33 

Harriett Patterson, 80 

Julia A. Brown, 50 

Susanna Stevens, 73 

H. G. Bliss, 50 

Mary E. Lane, 50 

33 47 



$6,801 90 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848, $1,223 16 

SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 3. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1847, 109 83 

Assessed for School Houses, by vote of dist. 25 00 

Appropriated and assessed for schools for 1848, 133 48 

Received from State Literary Fund, 7 32 



275 63 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid L. M. Kimball fur Instruction, 28 00 

Mrs. Groves Brown for board of teacher, 24 00 

Moses Hill, for School House, 25 00 

" " (see note, page 33.) 109,824 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848, $88 804 

SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 4. 

Balance undrawn, Feu. 1, 1847, 138 294 

Appropriated and assessed for 1S48, 130 99 

Received from State Literary Fund, 6 80 



186,824 



276 084 



1NDITURES. 



Paid Sophia Merrill for Instruction, 10 50 

Martha A. Haines, 17 50 



Amount carried $28,00 



32 SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 

.Imount brought forward, 28 00 

Paid Mrs. Sally Moore, for boarding teacher, 21 00 

Mo^cs Hill, (see note, page 133,) 138 29£ 



190 291 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848, $85 79 

SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 5. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1847, 1 15 CiC\ 

Appropriated and assessed for 1848, 135 34 

Received from State Literary Fund, 7 70 



288 70* 



EXPENDITURES. 



Paid Abby Manaban for Instruction, 28 00 

James Harvey, boarding teacher, 24 00 

Moses Hill, (see note, page, 33.) 145 (JG£ 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848, $91,04 

.SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 6. 

Assessed for School House, by vote of dist. 
Appropriated and assessed for 184S, 
Received from State Literary Fund, 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Mary Barstow for Instruction, 

" " " care of school room, 

James II. Fitts, for Instruction, 

Amos C. Webster, boarding teacher, 

James M. Webster, wood, 
" " black board, 

E. Hanson, & Co., new school house, 

John P. & Amos C. Webster, land for school house, 15 00 
" " " grading do. 4 08 

" " " rent for room, 8 00 

" " " Btove and setting up do. 9 56 

" " " services as building com., 300 



197 GCi 



342 74 


110 45 


5 07 


28 00 


50 


48 33 


24 00 


7 (10 


50 


285 00 



i.v 26 



Balance undrawn, Feb 1, 1848, $25,29 

SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 7. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1. 1817, 135 39J 

Appropriated and assessed for 1848, 143 41 

Received from State Literary Fund, 9 50 



432 97 



|288 !><•! 



SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 33 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Fanny Cross, for Instruction, 28 00 

Moses P. Lane, " " 44 00 

Isaac Huse, boarding teacher, 24 00 

« « wood, 10 00 

Moses Hill (see note.) 135 39i 



241 39* 



196 24i 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $47,51. 

SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 8. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1847, 97 24 1-2 

Appropriated and assessed for 1848, 109 05 

Received from State Literary Fund, 4 88 

211 174 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Susanna Cross, far Instruction, 23 00 

J. S. Harraman t; " 50 00 

Simeon Haselton, boarding teacher, 16 00 

Charles 11. Eastman, paving teacher's board, 7 00 

" " wood, 1 00 

" " cleaning & repairing school house, 2 00 

Moses Hill, (see note,) 97 244 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $14 93 

SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 9. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1847, 166 704 

Appropriated and assessed for 1848, 11187 

Received from State Literary Fund, 5 13 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid P^lizabeth Gregg for Instruction, 28 00 

Marion J. Hazeltine, " 50 00 

David Dickey, boarding teacher, 24 00 
Charles H. Eastman, cleaning and & repairing 

school house, 3,00 

Moses Hill, (see note.) 166 70* 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848, $12,00 

Note. — There is no account in the hands of the Committee on Finance 
of the manner of expenditure of money paid Moses Jrlill, and they would 
refer those wishing for information on that point, to tho Report of the 
School Committee. "• 



283 70': 



271 704 



04 



CITY DEUT. 



CITY DEBT. 



When payable llndi- 

menu, p'di 



restun- 1 Amount. 



Nov. !'! 
•' 17, " 
" 20, " 

Dec 7, »• 
'< 31, ' 

Jan. 28, 1842. 
Mar. M, " 
Apr. 1, '• 
Mar. 20, 1843. 
July 1, " 
fit-pl. 1. '• 
Jan. 20, 1844. 

May 9, " 
*rpt. 26, " 
Oct 18, " 



II. Bartlett, 
A. Chandler, 
M. Kent, 



M. O. Cilley, 
11. Bartlett, 

j <;. Cilley, 
J. C. Head, 
J Harris, 
I! P 1'illey, 
J C Head,. 
A. Chandler, 
rv Fish, i 
J. B. Sargent, 
J B Walker, 



June 2, 1845, 

Aug. 1G, " 

tiept. 2, " 

9, " 

" 23, " 

' 30, " 
Mar. 9, 184C. 
June 27, " 
Jnlv I, " 
Aug. 14, " 
cc (I 

" 15, " 
Dec. 30, " 
Jan. II, 1847. 
Mar. 1, " 
May 20, " 
Dec. 8, " 
« 8, " 
9, " 
« 9, " 
" 13, " 
" 13, " 
Dec. 13, 1817. 
" 22, " 
Jan. 3, 1848. 
6, " 
" 6, " 
« 13, » 
••■!. " 
July 1, 1847, 



H T Adams, 

Manchester Bank, 

M Kent, 

E Webster, 

L Sargent, 

S Fi.-li, 

A Chandler, 

T Chandler, 

A Runnels, 

A Hardy, 

L Sargent, 

Manchester Bank, 

F G Stark, 

Amoskeag Manuf Co, 

Win Minot, 

L Sargent, 

W II Noyes, 

Bailey, 
N Hunt, 
E Collins, 
J Dodge, 
J G Dod 
E Adams, 3d, 
s Chandler, 
J Holt, 

n Barvey, 
D B Steams, 

1 Merrill, 
Certificates of Stock. 



No?; K-. 

Demand, 
Nov, 20, 1850, 
Dec. 7. 1849, 
do 21, 1848, 
Jan. 88, 1848, 
Nov. M. L847, 
April I 

Uar. BO, i- ii, 
July 1, do 
Demand, 

Demand, 
May 9, IE 16,1 
-. pi 36, 1847, 
Oct 18, 1852, 
do 1853, 
do 1854 
June 2, 1856, 
do 2, 1857, 
Aug. 16, 1850, 
Sep. 2, 1846, 
do 9, 1853, 
do 23, 1850, 
do 30, 1855. 
May 9, 1847, 
June 27, 1847, 
July r, do 
Aug. 14, 1851, 
do 14,1847, 
do 15, 1847, 
Demand, 
Jan. 11,1852, 
Demand, 
do 

do 

June 8, 1848, 
Demand, 
Dec. 9, 1852. 
do 13 
Demand, 

Dec. 13,1848. 

do 

Jan. 6,1853, 
do B 

July 6 

Jan. 3, 1853, 

Demand, 

July 1, 1857, 
do I, 1869, 
do 1, 1867, 
do 1, 1672, 




Add Intend due 



Deduct amount paid, 



«,...,,, H 64 $67.483 45 



■j.r.-.'i m 

100.105 09 

3.275 23 



CITY DEBT. 3,^ 

The increase of the City Debt has been caused by the following ex- 
penditures, viz.: — 
Paid J. G. Cilley, for land on Manchester-st. for Engine 

House and Ward Room, $578 00 

Amoskeair Co. for land, for Court House, 4.750 00 
Jeremiah Wheeler, for land on Chest'nt.-st., lor Engine 

House, 300 00 

for building Engine House and Ward room on Vine-st., 655 00 

do permanent improvement on City Farm, 500 00 

do building Common Sewers, 8.000 79 

do do New Highways and laud for do, 3.403 82 

$18.193 61 
The remaining $4,454 38 has been expended in repairs of Highways 
and Bridges, expenses of Fire Department and payment of interest on 
City Debts, and should not be considered as a part of the permanent 
Debt, as at the time it was incurred it was considered as only tempo- 
rary, and to be provided for by taxes assessed in 1848. 

By Ordinances No. 29, 35, 36, and 37, the Committee have been au- 
thorized to procure by loan, the sum of $28,750 00 — $500 00 for the 
City Farm, $3.500 00 for New Highways, $1.000 00 for Highways 
and Bridges, 1.500 for the Fire Department, $2,500 00 for Common 
Sewers, $15,000,00 for the payment of the city debt and interest on 
the same, $4,750 00 unappropriated. $9,778 45 of this amount has 
been negotiated, leaving $18,971 55 to be negotiated. 



CITY PROPERTY. 

City Hall aud lot at cost, $34,115 00 

do Farms, at cost, and permanent repairs, 10.905 00 

Stock, tools, and provisions at Farm, 2.769 39 

Fire apparatus, Reservoirs and lots, 7.633 00 

Valley, Hearse and Hearse House, 758 00 

Old Town House, g70 qq 

Land and Ward Room, Ward No. 3, 700 00 

do for Court House, 4.750 00 
Common Sewers at cost, $14,835 91 

Deduct am't p'd by Amoskeag Co., 3075 23 11.760 68 

Salamander Safe, 104 00 $74,165 07 



36 CITY PROPERTY. 

•DEBTS DUE THE CITY. 

Outstanding Taxes, G. H. Kimhnll 's list, t$1.4H3 Of) 

Ho tlo Dan'l L. Stevens' list, 6.587 45 

Comity of Ililljborough, 783 60 

8 834 11 

$82.999 21 

Amount of City Debt, including interest, $96,829 86 

do Unpaid Drafts, 50.79 

$96,880 65 
Amount of City Property & debts due the City. $82.99921 

Balance against the City, $13,881 44 

» The City's portion of the Railroad Tax for 18-17 hns not been received, and m tin 
Committee are not informed of the amount, it ia not included. 
+ A large portion of tins sum will probably be abated. 

CHARLES WELLS, "] 
J. F. JAMES, Joint Standing 

D. A. BUNTON. JCmmittee on 

J. S. KIDDER, I Finance. 

CHARLES P. WARREN, J 



ALMS-HOUSE REPORT. 



RECEIPTS. 

Estimated value of stock, tools, provisions, &c. on hind February Int. 

1847, #1.015 06 

Received of the County of Hillsborough, 984 89 

Due from do do Feb. 1848, 336 72 

do do the City for labor on Highways, 10 00 

~~ 2~506 67 
Received for hay, straw, grain and vegetables, 550 9 3 



EXPENDITURES. 

Estimated value of stock, tools, provisions, &c. on hand February 
181,1848-, $2 677 45 

Paid for bed and peat, 

do do sundries, 

do do meal, 

do do tools, 

do do wool, 

do do cloth, 

do do sundries, 

do do meal, 

do do sundries, 

do do goods, 

do do beef, 

do do soap and oil, 

do do Win. Lancy's bill, 

do do yoke and freight, 

do do meal and bell, 

co do bed and wood box, 

do do tooU, 

do do Boyd's of beef, 

do do James Donahue, 

do do Saab Hazzard's bill, 

do do Mixer's do, 

do do J. il. .Moore & Co. do, 

do do for repairing pump, 

do do meat. 

do do bedstead and cord, 

do do sundries, 

do do Gage's bill, 

d odo 'jiou-^h and chairs, 

do do Harness and repairing plough, 

Atnou.nl brought forward. $65 II 

4 



5 25 


3 36 


1 03 


1 83 


75 


1 98 


1 65 


195 


98 


127 


J 24 


2 25 


25 


1 82 


2 78 


2 22,-i 


1 38 


1100 


2 50 


1 00 


5 CO 


1 00 


2 00 


1 50 


2 17 


52 


2 63 


147 


233 



ALMS-HOUSE P.l.l'ORT. 

. hnouni brought forward, G5 1 1 

Paid Tor repairing saw, 17 

.). P. Adriatic's bill, 8 50 

Tilton & Co., do 3 98 

cloth, do 17 

D. Marsh, do 298 

for clotli, 87 

meal, 2 08 

meat and oil, J 80 

rye, 70 

3 busli.'s do, 3 00 

cloth, 12 15 

Congdon & Clark's bill. 9 32 

for crackers. 25 

meal and labor, 4 12 

manure, I 33 

Hartshorn & Tufts' bill, 28 63 

do do do, 12 00 

Levi Batchelder, do, 80 00 

for meal and labor, 1 I 50 

sundries, 5 10 

A. Gilmore's bill, 6 49 

for sundries, I 00 

labor, 3 50 

plaster and meal, 50 

manure, 4 58 

cloth and meal, 2 75 

salt pork, 11 00 

corn, wool and brick, 2 95 

meal, 5 20 

• . B. Gleason& Co.'sbill, 18 93 

J. Sawyer's do, 1 7.~> 

Hamblett's do, 16 86 

Parmenter's do, 6 <>6 

for horse rake, 1 1 00 

meal, 7 50 

sundries, 2 44 

Levi Glidens' bill, 15 00 

.1.. I. Straw's " 

for sundries, L 38 

for meal, fi 26 

for cloth, 1 17 

I.J. Straw's 5 00 

rhomas Adams' bill, 26 50 

for sundries, I 3 1 

for beans, 1 50 

i M. Noyes' bill, 

for meal, 2 50 
Gage's bill, 

for sundries, 8 09 



for meal 



/•> 



Levi Glidens' bill, II 39 

W. P. Fogg&Co's. bill, 4 



Amount carried for v. $45 



ALMS-HOUSE REPORT. ol 

Amount brought forwanl. $-456 89 

Paid for meal and plaster, 

for sundries, 

lor wheat, 

for cloth, rake & forks, 
Nancy Roach's bill, 

for meal, 
G.W. Merriam'8 bill, 
B. Currier's bill, 

for sundries, 

lor meal, 

B. W. Coining's bill, 
J. H. Moor & Co's. bill, 

for sundries, 
Thomas Adams' bill, 
Webster & Kimball's bill. 

for meal, 

for sundries, 

for cloth, 

C. Wallace's bill, 
James Cassidy's bill, 

for sundries, 
Folsom & Hoit's bill, 
Webster & Kimball's bill, 
J. S. Sleeper's bill, 
J. H. Moor & Co's bill, 

for labor and shoes, - 
W. P. Fogg & Co's bill, 

for meal & salt, 
Amos Morse's bill, 
B. W. Coming's bill, 

for repairing boots, 

for potatoes, 
R. Gilmore's bill, 

for meal & shoes, 
Thomas Adams' bill, 

for Winnowing Mill, 

for 2 shovels, 
Mary Hazzard's bill, 

for meal, 

for reparing shoes, 

for " pump, 
J.J. Straw's bill, 

for cloth, 
Folsom & Hoit's bill, 
P. P. Coming's bill, 
A. B.Fitts' bill, 
J. P. Adriance's bill, 

for sundries, 
Folsom & Hoit's bill, 
Thomas Adams' bill, 

V 

Amount carried forward, $785 89 



a 05 


1 05 


4 00 


4 66 


1 40 


2 00 


7 00 


11 50 


2 0G 


2 20 


G41 


7 67 


1 85 


20 25 


43 80 


1 55 


54 


1 25 


4 00 


5 80 


4 61 


6 00 


22 00 


7 00 


2 67 


88 


3 21 


1 26 


28 58 


8 17 


45 


160 


3 12 


2 83 


27 00 


.10 00 


1 87 


2 70 


1 85 


1 17 


1 00 


5 50 


134 


4 62 


7 50 


2 30 


1 25 


98 


7 50 


27 00 



ALMS-HOUSE REPORT 



A mount brought forward, 

PahiJohii Ranch'* bill, 

W. P. Pong & Co'a biH, 
R. Gil more a liill, 
F. T. UiKlerlnll's bill, 

for Mines, 

for sundries, 
Webster & Co's bill, 

for wool, 
Thomas Adams' bill, 

for 1 pair gog n dep, 

for repairing axe and ehoea, 

for shoes, 
f. CfclePs bill, 
Webster & Kimball's bill, 
8. Leaviu's bill, 
Wilson &. Weston's bill, 
Putney's bill, 

for potash, 

for shoes, 

for mi l tens, 

for sundries, 

for shoes, 
I. H. Moor & Co's bill, 
Smyth & Little's bill, 

for cloth and shoes, 

for 1 pair shoes, 
Porter & Searle's bill, 

for 1 sheep, 
J. H. Moor & Co's bill, 

for sundries, 
Thomas Adams' hill, 

for sundries, 

for repairing shoes, 

for sundries, 
J. J. Straw's bil>, 
Lewis Hodgden's bill, 
Thomas Adams' bill, 
J. P. Adrianee's bill, 

for sundries, 

for freight and hooka. 
J. H. Moor & Co's bill, 

for shoes and boots, 

for sundries, 
Hartshorn & Tuft's bill, 
N. Baldwin & Co's bill, 
F. T. Underbill's bill, 
R. Gilmore's hill, 
J.J. Straw's hill, 
Win. P. Farmer's bill, 
Charles Bennett's bill, 

Amount carried forward. 



$785 89 



36 1b 
7 27 

y 15 

175 

95 
77 

131 

24 00 
37 

2 35 
58 

5 73 

26 92 
14 30 

4 81 
136 

i ir. 

1 42 

;57 

108 

95 

29 20 

586 

3 30 
95 

3149 

125 

7 00 

43 

27 00 
85 
92 
80 

5 50 

19 50 
9 50 

1 17 
90 

G 88 

2 02 
31 

f>55 
5 00 
1 50 
453 
5 50 
COS 
13 62 



$1137 68 



ALMS-II >i si REPORT< 4 I 

Jmowd brought forward, LI 37 69 

Paid D. & D.B.Wilson's bill, |. 

for cloth, 4 oo 

for sundries, 1 12 

C. Gage's bill, 50 

J. P. Currier's bill, 

R. Gilmore's bill, 

Murch, Tapley & Go's bill, 325 

A. Tilton & Co's bill, 22 40 

for boots, 2 12 

for thread and paper, 23 

for labor, 751 

for manure and sand, 4 77 

for sundries, 50 

for lard, 74 

for butter. 47 

for candles, ' 2 04 

for beef, gy 

for pork, 12 60 

ibr potatoes, 6 00 

tor «' 27 50 

for cow and calf, 28 00 

W. M. Noyes, salary, 375 09 

J, 655 62 



RECAPITULATION. 



DB< CB. 

ToStock on hand Februnry 1, 1817, $1.04506 Dv' produce sold, |6N M 

Bills paid by .-uiHsrmleiidcnl, dofCiUnty, 984 96 

do ifee City, 1.796 36 Due from county Feb. I, 16-1& 336 78 

Interest on $10,000, cost of Farm, 000 00 do city fur labor on hiptiwy V140 00 

Hupt. [salary] 375 00 Rrc< ived <-f the city, 664 BS 

block tn hand, Feb. 1, 1S-1. S . 2.077 45 



5.037 04 



Balance in favor of Farm, 3 7 77 $5,364 81 

$5.354 61 

♦The bills paid by the Superintendent, according to his books, umount to $1,280 OS , 
of this sum $664 82 was drawn from the Treasury, which t-ubtracted from lb* above 
makes oLly $615 80 actually paid, ever ncd above the amount, which was I 
thu city. 

J. F. JAMES, ~) 

JOSEPH M. ROVVELL, j 
JAMES EMERSON, | Overseers 

F. T. UiNDERHILL of the 

LEVI HATCH ELDER, | Poor 
FRANCIS REED, 
BENJ F. LOCKE, 



REPORT 

Of the Committee on the Valley. 



As no report has heretofore been made by the Committee, 
we commence with a brief notice of the history of this ceme 
tery. On the 24th of February, 1841, the Amoskeng Manu- 
facturing Company, with their accustomed liberality to the 
village which they have founued, presented to the town of 
Manchester this beautiful ground, containing nenrly twenty 
acres, "for the purpose of a public cemetery or burial ground, 
for the us<! of the town, and for no other purpose whatever," 
" to be under the entire care and control of a committee to be 
appointed for that purpose, by the town," " a suitable portion 
of the said tract, to be by said committee designated to be us- 
ed as a common burial-place, and the residue to be divided by 
suitable walks and alleys, and allotted into lots not exceeding 
690 square feet each, and sold at such prices as may be from 
time to time fixed by the committee, for the purpose of family 
tombs and banal-places, subject to such regulations as the com- 
mittee may prescribe, and the monies arising from such sales, 
to be applied by said committee to the sole purpose of enclos- 
ing and ornamenting said cemetery," subject to the condition 
that if any part of the should be used for any other 

purpose, or if the money arising from the sales of lots, should 
be applied to any other purpose, the deed should be void. 

This deed was accepted by the town on the Oih of March, 
1841, and a committee appointed to take charge of the ground, 
consisting of S. D. Bell, G. Porter, W. Frencn, A. Smith, G. 
B. Swift, H. Brown and J. T. P. Hunt. The committee was 
organized April 28th, by the choice of a chairman, secretary 
and treasurer, and a survey of the ground was made, showing 
its location. The committee was destitute of funds, and for 
the purpose of enclosing the ground by a fence, trimming up 
the forest, and removing the underwood, an appeal was made 
to the citizens for a subscription, the amount of which should 
be allowed in payment for lots at a future time, when a plan 
should bo matured. This appeal was cheerfully met, and $234 
subscribed. With the fund;? thus obtained, the committee pro- 
curing ft fence to be constructed around the Northern portion 



11 REPORT OK THE VALLEY COMMITTEE. 

of the ground, and proceeded at once to remove the under- 
v. (mil, trim up the trees, and to lay out walks and alleys, and 
to make them bo far passable that the beauty and fitness of the 
ground for the purpose designed, could he seen. 

In these operations, Capt. Walter French took the prinei- 
pal charge, with occasional assistance from the other members 
of the committee, and the grounds furnish much evidence of 
his good taste and careful attention. 

At a meeting of the citizens on the 22d of June, 1841, mi 
ures were taken for the consecration of the cemetery on tin 
5th of July, the 4th occurring on Sunday ; and on that d:: 
procession was formed of the Sabbath schools and citizens 
under the escort of the Stark Guards, under the direction of 
<i. Porter, marshal, and upon their arrival at the Valley, when 
suitable accommodations had been provided, an appropriate 
address was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Gage, and the cemetery 
was consecrated by suitable religious services, in which all the 
religious denominations of the place harmoniously united. 
an audience estimated to exceed 4000 persons participated. 

The town, at a meeting on the 14th of August, 1841, vote. 
to pay the expense of the fence erected by the committee, arfd 
to enclose the residue of the ground — authorized the treasurer 
of the committee to execute deeds of lots to purchasers, in a 
form prescribed by the town, gave to the cemetery its present 
name, fixed a price for the lots, authorized the appointment of 
a sexton, and the procurement of a hearse and hearse house.. 

Previous to this meeting, a part of the ground had been divi- 
ded into lols, and a plan made by S. Gilman, and on the title 
of September, 1841, the choice of the lots was offered on the 
ground at auction, and eleven lots were bid off, at a premium 
of $14 for the choice, and during the year, 26 lots were 
Thomas Emerson was appointed the sexton, and the amoun 
expended by the committee, on the Valley, was $396,07. 

In 184:2, the committee were S. D. Bell, W.French, <•. Vm- 
er, J. A. Burnham and I. C. Flanders. Mr. French had. the 
principal charge of the ground, and Mr. Porter was treasurer 
and secretary. Only seven lots were sold during the year. — 
The principal work of the year consisted in makings road ti 
the East side of the ground, and in making avenues, planting 

pees, and removing a portion of the undergrowth on that sidi 
where little labor hail been done during the previous year. 
The amount expended was $197,63, during the official year. 

In 1843, the committee were 11. Brown, J. T. P. Hunt and 
W. Hartshorn. Mr. Brown was chairman, and Mr. Hartshorn 

ecretary and treasurer. Mr. A. Goss n;is appointed sexton. 
The amount expended was $50,42. 



REPORT OP THE VALLEY COMMITTEE. 45 

W. French, D. Gillis, J. A. Burnham, I). Clark and M. Cur- 
rier were the committee for 1844. Mr. Currier treasurer, unci 
Mr. Goss continued sexton. The amount expended was $09, 
91. The expenses of these two years were chiefly, the ordi- 
nary repairs upon the fences and walks, posting cautionn 
against trespass, and planting some trees. 

The same gentlemen composed the committee .n 1845. Mr. 
J. J. Straw was appointed sexton. Measures were taken to 
secure payments for lots which had been engaged and occupi- 
ed, hut not paid for. This subject has been prosecuted by the 
Treasurer with great success. The amount expended wn» 
$124,07. 

In 184G, the committee were W. French, D. Giliis, J. A. 
Burnham, D. Clark, M. Currier, S. D. Bell and G. W. Pinker- 
ton. Mr. Currier treasurer, Mr. Pinkertoti superintendent 
The committee voted to plant a thorn hedge on the North and 
West sides of the Valley, and immediate measures were adop- 
ted to carry the vote into effect, and $330,40 were expended 
during the year. The work was done with care, and 2500 
plants were set, of which a very larsre proportion have grown, 
and are now thriving, promising to Furnish a handsome, lasting 
•and impervious fence, when the present perishable enclosure 
shall have gone to decay. Upon the adoption of the city char* 
ter, the committee were re-appointed, excepting Mr. Gillis, 
elected one of the aldermen, for whom W. Shepherd was sub- 
stituted. 

For the year past, the committee have been S. D. Bell, M. 
Currier, G. VV. Pinkerton, J. J. Straw ami E. Hill. M. Curri- 
er treasurer, Mr. Pinkerton Superintendent, and Mr. Straw 
Sexton. It was voted to extend the hedge on the other sides of 
the Valley, and under Mr. Pinkerton's direction, 2500 plants of 
different kinds of thorn have been set, of which a very large 
part are thriving. The expenses incurred during the year have 
been $310.18. 

From the first, the Committee took measures to preserve a 
record of all burials, and of the places of the graves, and this 
object has been attended to for the most part, in a manner sat- 
isfactory to the Committee, and suitable provisions have been 
since adopted relative to removals, and a record of them. 

The annexed table I, shows the number of lots sold in each 
year, the number of burials in private lots, and in the common 
ground, and the whole number of burials to the first of Janua- 
ry instant. 

Table II shows the amount received for lots, and from other 
sources, the amount expended, and the balance in the Treasu- 
ry at the end of each calendar year. 



40 UBPORT OK Tlir. VALLEY COMMI1 

The city may well congratulate itself in the posseabion • 
cemetery so beautiful and ornamental, and bo capable of im- 
provement ; in tin; spirit with which it Im.s been sustained ; the 
good taste displayed in ornamenting private lots ; and In tee 
ueatnesf and beauty of the monuments erected there to the 
memory of the dead. 

Early steps, in the opinion of the Committee, should be tak- 
en by the city authorities, to procure of the Amoskeag Manu- 
facturing; Company the ground lying East of the Valley to I n- 
ion street, as an addition to the cemetery. Such an addition 
must be needed at no distant day, and perhaps at a future timje 
cannot be procured. 

SAMUEL I). BELL, 
MOODY CURRIER, 
GEO. W. PINKERTON, 
EDSON HILL. 
J ON A. J. STRAW. 







TABLE I. 






Year 


Lots 
sold 


MS 1 £82 

,n l0,s - 1 Ground. 


Total. 




1841 


26 


27 


■ill 


67 




1842 


7 


8 


45 


53 




1843 


15 


22 


35 


57 




1844 


15 


7 


68 


75 




1845 


39 


35 


58 


93 




1846 


35 


53 


99 


[52 




1847 


35 
172 


61 


91 
436 


152 




Totals. 


213 


649 





TABLE II. 



Year 


Received 
for Lots. 


other 
sources. 


Tot ti 
Receipts. 


Expended. 


Balance. 


1841 
is 12 
1843 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1847 


191,50 
193,87 
133,42 
143,60 
381,66 
508,83 
381,80 
1934,68 


* 197,06 

t 3,20 

17,48 

75,85 

135,42 

401,31 

569,44 


388,56 
197,07 
150,90 
21!),!.-, 
517,08 
910,1 1 
951,24 


[,36 
179,59 

7.-,. 05 

84,03 

1 15,7 7 

340,70 

262,00 

1 1 12,50 


3,20 

17,48 

75,85 

135,42 

101,31 

569,44 

,24 


Totals. 


1399,76 


3334,11 





■ Town, 187,06; Gifl $10, Total, 197,06— I -m year before. 

ended in L848, $48,18; present balance, 640,06. 



REPORT 



OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
Vo his Honor, the Mayor, and Aldermen of the City of Manchester. 

The school committee entered upon the duties of their office 
it the commencement of tiie year, with a determination to be 
thorough in their examination of teachers : feeling sensibly the 
importance of having persons employed in all our schools, not 
only sufficiently learned, hut " apt to teach," and withal pos- 
sessing the faculty of governing. The latter qualification is of- 
ten difficult to ascertain. A teacher may be thoroughly educa- 
ted in all the branches required to be taught, and yet be en- 
tirely unfit to have the care of a school. 

If we have been unfortunate in our judgment with regard to 
capacity in a fete instances, we feel confident that most of our 
teachers are well qualified for their station, and have devoted 
Themselves with commendable assiduity to their work. Unfor- 
tunately, but few persons in our population know what are the 
•ares, anxieties and labors of a faithful and conscientious teach- 
r. Many are disposed to complain and find fault where not 
the least cause of complaint would ever appear, had they a bet- 
ter knowledge of what they ought to expect of a teacher. 

Again, many persons from want of a disposition or capacity, 
have no government over their children at home. When such 
a child enters a well managed school, he finds himself for the 
first time in his life compelled to submit to the authority of an- 
other. . Perhaps this same child returns to parents or guar- 
dian with various complaints of the injustice and severity of his 
teacher. The parent or guardian, instead of enforcing upon 
the child the great importance of strict obedience, takes him 
perhaps from the school, believing the teacher unfit for his sta- 
tion, from the testimony alone of his child, who had been vir- 
tually taught by his own mismanagement to set at defiance all 
attempts to govern him. 

We have aimed to have our schools well governed, believing 
it to be of the greatest importance ; for where all is disorder 
and confusion, nothing can be learned. We have also endeav- 
ored to have a good degree of uniformity in the management of 
all the schools, so that when scholars pass to the next higher 
grade, they shall already have acquired some knowledge of 
the discipline to be fi.und there. 



•18 priiooL committee's report. 



MnBt of the persons who 1 a elected hy our bonrd, 

and have submitted to an examination, l> found, in our 

opinion, well qualified, while a small number have been rejec- 
ted. It has been our aim to admit no teachertothe care of a 
primary school, who was not qualified to teach a grammar 
school. This course is in accordance with a Uxv, of the State, 
regulating common schools; although English grammar i» 
l1 in our primary .schools, n ivould be 

improper to admit any teacher to tii who was nor 

well qualified to teach a school oi i urades. 

In our opinion, no person should be onti idea- 

tion of our children, however young, who cannot speak And 
write our language correctly. 

Ajthough ou in Dist. No. 2 h lly been full, 

yet our sheets are thr; with children of i . who 

have never passed the threshhold of a school-hou ving 

entered, and not finding of a well conducted 

school congenial to their peculiar taste, have ever unned 

the place, except to annoy and disturb those who are quietly 
enjoying the bene »ol. 

Many of these are children of foreigners, who make not a 
small part of our population. They are daily spending their 
timciut..c streets, in idleness aud incipient dissipation, disturb- 
ing the peace of our citizens by their ; . en* and 
blasphemous langu 

Your cornmitl that something oujrht to be done to ob- 

viate, in part at least, this great evil, and w< poet fully 

propose the following plan, which, if carried out, would, in our 
opinion, have a very beneficial effect. 

Oar plan is to have a room provided for a Bchool to be occu- 
pied bv such children as are now spending tli in idU- 

. and rapidly forming characters for roj 
prison, and for such other scholars as are now attending our 
schools, and exert. tantly injurious ii >n all 

■with whom i!.: n iated, by their insubordination and 

bad behaviour. Itis well known that a v< minded 

and ungovernable scholars, in each, sch ioI not only a sc- 

i ous injury to the of others, bul : . . .omit 

of labor and anxiety for the teachers. Thi-; might be avoi 
had we a suitable place to which all Buch ■ h lurs mi gilt be 
sent. This new school would be furnished with an efficient 
male teacher, and be open to receive all who are at present 
connected with no school, and also all such as are now mem- 
bers of our schools, aud oxerti: g an unhappy lullueicc upon 
peaceable and well disposed scholars* 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 49 

The question arises, how shall these idle and vagrant children 
be made to enter such a school ? Our City Council should 
pass an ordinance empowering the School Committee, or Po- 
lice Officers to collect them, and with the consent of their pa- 
rents or guardians, introduce them to the teacher, whose duty 
it should be to exercise a great degree of vigilance over them. 

The plan, if carried into execution, would immediately im- 
prove all the schools in District No. 2, by removing a number 
from each, who are great and constant sources of annoyance, 
and would relieve our streets, especially during school hours, 
of many who are a disgrace to our city. 

While we regret that so many children are suffered to grow 
up amongst us in ignorance and idleness, we rejoice that a great 
majority of our population are alive to the true interests of 
their oifsprmg, and the welfare of society. They not only 
send then- to school, but see that they are constant in their 
attendance. They are not only willing their children should 
be governej, hut are anxious to have them under wholesome 
and proper discipline. IIow much more pleasant would be the 
business of teaching, were all parents whose children attend 
our schools, thus willing to co-operate with teachers in en- 
deavoring to raise the reputation and usefulness of these pri- 
mary institutions of learning. Yet such is the variety of views 
and tastes, and such the diversity of their modes of govern- 
ment of their children in our mixed population, that so desira- 
ble a state of things can never be realized. 

SCHOOL BOORS. 



We have seen fit to make but few changes in books during 
the year. The books now in use are mostly judiciously select- 
ed, and we think, nearly if not fully, even with the progress of 
improvement. If among the profusion of new school books 
with which the country is filled, there has seemed one a 
little superior in some one respect, and the same in all essen- 
tial points as the one in our schools, we have considered seri- 
ously the inconvenience of making a change. Instead of taking 
for granted the representation of the book-maker or his agent, 
we have examined thoroughly for ourselves, and have been con- 
vinced of the superiority of the new book, before discarding 
the old one. A rapid succession of new books would be at- 
tended with much expense and inconvenience to the people, 
and with little benefit, except to the author and publisher. 



50 scnooL committee's report. 



SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 2. 

We have in operation at the present time, in this district, — 
One Infant School, One Grammar School, 

Seven Primary do, One Writing do, 

Four Middle do, One High do, 

•md a school at Towlesville. 

Our Infant, Primary and Middle schools are taught by fe- 
males, and the same course of study pursued as was adopted 
hy the Committee of last year. We are happy to be able to 
say, that these schools during the past year, hare fully answer- 
ed our expectations. If any of the teachers of these schools 
have been deficient in any one faculty, we believe tin v have la- 
bored to remedy the defect by their increased energy, industry 
aud perseverance. Their task is by no means an easy one, 
but is attended with much care, anxiety and labor. Most of 
the year nearly all these schools have been full, making a much 
larger number than should ever be committed to the care of one 
teacher. But so limited has been the number of our school 
rooms, that crowded schools have been unavoidable. While 
forty scholars make the largest number that should ever be 
committed to the care of one teacher, many of these schools 
have generally had twicfe that number. 

Our Primary Schools are designed for pupils under eight 
vears of age, or those, regardless of age, who are not qualified 
to enter the middle schools. Consequently we have occasion- 
ally scholars in the primary schools who are farther advanced 
in age than some members of the High School; while others 
have learned so rapidly as to do honor to the Grammar or High 
School, who would still be confined to one of the lower grades, 
were our division of scholars made from age alone. We are 
satisfied with the present arrangement, and cheerfully recom- 
mend its continuance. 

WRITING SCHOOL. 

Our writing school was established at the commencement of 
the summer term, and we believe is giving general satisfaction. 
All members of the Grammar and High schools are admitted 
id the writing room, and have the privilege of one lesson each 
day, from a well qualified teacher of penmanship. The advan- 
tages of this department are very great, and we trust duly ap- 
preciated by our citizens. While we have usually had some 
excellent private writing schools in this place, at which chil- 
dren could be correctly instructed in this useful and highly 
important branch of education, we are sorry to be compelled 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE S REPORT. 51 

to say that some of these writing academies as they are styled, 
are worse than useless, and what has been learned there should 
be immediately unlearned. 

We hope all our citizens who avail themselves of the privi- 
leges of our public schools, will duly consider this great addi- 
tion to the ordinary advantages of such schools, and not fail 
to have their sons and daughters constant in their attendance 
at the writing room. 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

Our Grammar School occupies the second floor of the Park 
street school house, a large and commodious building, con- 
structed on an improved modern plan, and completed in the 
early part of the present year. The large room has seats for 
two hundred scholars, and adjoining are three recitation rooms. 
This school, after having suffered more than a year for the 
want of a suitable room, is now permanently established, and 
in a manner which does great credit to the city. Since it went 
into operation in its present place, it has been under the care 
of a Principal and three Assistants. The assistants have not 
all been employed through the year. During the spring and 
fall terms, tico were engaged ; in the summer term, only one 
was deemed necessary, and at present all three are required. 

The school the present term is so full that many scholars 
whose attainments should have secured their admission, cannot 
be accommodated. In this school, which occupies the place 
between the middle and high school, is pursued a course of 
etudy preparatory to the latter. The school at present is di- 
vided into four classes, in all of which particular attention is 
paid to reading and spelling. The other branches taught are, 
Mental and Practical Arithmetic, U. S. History, Geography, 
English Grammar, and the Elements of Anatomy and Physiol- 

The great evil attending this, as well as all the other schools, 
is the inconstancy in attendance of many of the scholars. The 
pupil who attends school twelve weeks in succession, may im- 
prove that time to good advantage, but the one who attends 
only one day in a week for twelve weeks, cannot be expected 
to make any improvement. The pupils of this school are at an 
age when they are most disposed to play truant, and to guard 
against which, requires the utmost vigilance of both parent and 
teacher. We believe that, under the present judicious ar- 
rangement, this school will continue to prosper, and nothing 
seems to be wanting to render its facilities fully equal to any 
other school of the kind. 



52 



SCHOOL CO.MMITTTF.e'? REPORT. 



The following table nhows the number of pupils purs, 
each study during the pant 3 »;ir : • 



(GRAMMAR, 
I GeoGRAI'IIY, 

jTrnI r(. J Mewtal Arithmetic, 
8TUDILB .^ vVritter 

I U. S. Histort, 
^ Philosophy, 




The. whole atteuii 
to leading a "d 
spelling daily. 



Whole number 235 ; average attendance 150. 
Teachers. 
A. M. CAVERLY, Principal. Salary $360. 
Betsey B. Shepard, \ 

Caroline Eaton, > Assistants — $i. per week. 
Julia Brown, ) 



HIGH SCHOOL. 

Our high school has now been in successful operation two 
years, and we trust has fully answered the purpose for which 
it was established. The committee of last year adopted a 
course of study for this school which we have continued ; and 
also have endeavored to have strictly observed the mle introdu- 
ced by the same committee, regulating the admission of schol- 
ars. Yet on account of the crowded condition of the grammar 
school, and the nearness of there sidence of some scholars to the 
house, several have been admitted this term who were not fullv 
qualified. This school we consider f.gital in all respects, and 
in some particulars superior to most New England academies. 
It is furnished with a good Chemical and Philosophical appa- 
ratus, and during each term, a short course of lectures on these 
important sciences is given by the principal. 

The privilege of a free school, where our children can ac- 
quire a thorough English education, or be fitted for college as 
well as they could be at any academy or private school that 
can be established here, we hope will be duly appreciated by 
our citizens. Of course we have 1:0 objection to the establish- 
ment of private schools, for the more tee have, in the same ra- 
tioj will our public schools be relieved of numbers, and conse- 
quently improved. But we wish our good people distinctly to 
understand that our public schools are not wanting in an> 
thing essential to their Usefulnu 

It will be seen by the annncxed table, that a large number 
are attending to the study of the higher branches of English 
education, and by no means a small class to the .res. — 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 



53 



The school is under the care of a Principal, assisted by one fe- 
male and by such advanced pupils as the principal may select. 
We would recommend that the rule of qualification for ad- 
mission to this school he strictly observed. Many are anxious to 
gain admission to tbe high school who are but poorly qualified 
to enter a middle school ; and if we listen to the entreaties of 
such, our high school will be greatly injured and lowered in 
the estimation of tbe community, and soon become a very dif- 
ferent institution from what we design it shall be. The follow- 
ing table will sliow the studies pursued in the High School, and 
the number of scholars who have attended to each during the 
year: 



Chemistry, 

Geology, 

Nat. History, 

Physiology, 

Rhetoric, 

Latin, 

Greek, 

French, 

Arithmetic, 

Algebra, 




Geometry, 

Plain Trigonometry, 

Spher. Trigonometry, 

Surveying, 

Book-Keeping, 

History, 

Botany, 

Astronomy, 

Natural Philosophy, 

Intel. Philosophy, 



45 
18 
10 
18 
15 
125 

Study. 20 

40 
12 



No. in 
each 



Whole number of pupils during the year, 184. Average at- 
tendance about 100. Reading and spelling by the whole school 
daily. Composition once in two weeks from the ladies. Com- 
position and declamation alternately every week by the gentle- 
men. 



Teachers 



i JOHN W. RAY, A. M. Principal, Salary $600. 
\ LYDIA G. BAILEY, $5. per week. 

SCHOOL HOUSES AND APPROPRIATIONS. 

At the last annual meeting of District No. 2, a vote was tak- 
en, to purchase a lot on Union Street, corner of Bridge, a very 
pleasant location for a school, but so far from the densely in- 
habited part of the city as to be of little use at present for 
primary schools. While most of the other schools have been 
exceedingly crowded, these have been small. It was well per- 
haps, to secure that lot at the time it was purchased, and it 
may be of great service hereafter, when that part of the place 
shall be built up. But the removal of those two school rooms 
from a thickly peopled neighborhood out of the reach of nearly 
all who were accustomed to fill them, without leaving any sub- 
stitute, was in our opinion very injudicious. Most of the chil- 
dren who formerly attended scbool in that building while it 
stood on Merrimack Street were obliged to be crowded into 
the lower rooms of the Park Street house, which during the 
5* 



54 school committee's report. 

whole \c:ir, have been so full as to injure seriously the useful- 
of those schools* 
More school houses are much needed near Elm Street and 
must be built as early in the coming year, as practicable. M e 
would therefore respectfully recommend that a permanent 
brick bouse be erected on Spring Street lot a^ large the Park 
Street house, and that a new lot be purchased in the South part 
of the city near Elm Street and that the two houses that now 
stand on the Spring Street lot, be removed to the new one or 
Id a temporary location in the neighborhood where they now 
stand, until the new house shall be completed. 

As soon as next Autumn, a new Grammar School must be 
established, and where shall it be kept, unless we build a hou.-c 
for the purpose, the ensuing summer ? Our present Grammar 
School one year ago, scarcely contained one hundred scholars, 
and now our spacious room, which has seats for two hundred. 
is too small. Many (as will be seen by reference to remarks 
on the grammar school) have been excluded for want of room. 
The Park Street house should be furnished with blinds or 
shutters, not only for the preservation of the windows, hut for 
the comfort of the scholars. Water Should also be supplied t>> 
the building, which can be done with little expense. In addi- 
tion to what is necessary for purchasing a lot, — removing the 
Spring Street houses, and building a new one, money should 
be raised for repairing school houses. The Committee this 
year, have been compelled to draw much too largely upon th< 
school appropriation for this purpose. This is wrong and the 
necessity should be avoided by making a suitable appropriation 
for the purpose. 

The sum appropriated for schools this year, was £5,5tK3, 
which, indeed, is liberal, but a larger amount will he required 
for the coming year, as more schools are required and the 
pensation ,of . some of the teachers should be increased. V» i 
have raised the wa^es of the teachers of the primary and mid- 
dle schools to $'* per week, and the salary of the Principal of 
the grammar school should be increased to $500 at least. Our 
writing ma.-,ter is receiving a (ess sum than he deserves, and wo 
hope our successor* will compensate him more liberally !■ 
labors. 

SCHOOL AT TUP FALL! 

School Committees for two or three yi we Buffi 

the school jit the Falls fo remain vacant ONE TERM each year . 
feeling confident that three terms in that neighborhood \ 
he about equal to four, where the schools were twice as lar^i , 

the fact, will) most of the others in the District, 
adopted the innift eoiuse and the school i> I 1 for Tb, „ 

term. We have done so, with the conviction, that wc were d w . 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE'S REPORT. .W 

mg the inhabitants of that neighborhood no injustice, as they 
have the privilege of sending ta ai:y school in the District foi 
which their children are qualified. 

Our school at Towlcsville ia large, and during the Fall and 
present term, it has been under the care of a male teacher. 
The house on Bridge Street has relieved that school of numbers, 
so that there does not exist any immediate necessity of a new 
house in that neighborhood. 

SCHOOLS IN WARD No. 7. 

In the early part of this year, a new District was formed from 
Nos. 7, 8, and 0, but mostly from No. 9. The new District i* 
designated No. 0, the number which was wanting in the regular 
enumeration of the Districts. The summer school in the new 
District was kept in a private house. In the course of the last 
Autumn, they have erected a very neat and convenient house in 
a central place which has been occupied by the winter school. 
The school in No. 9, is much diminished since the formation of 
the new District, but its usefulness will not be lessened if its 
terms are shortened. A small school is always more profitable 
than a large one, other things being equal, and we believe the 
division of No. 9, and the formation of No. (j, will result in in- 
creasing the facilities of both Districts. 

We have taken much pains to select good teachers for all 
these schools, and we believe, in most of them, general satisfac- 
tion has been given, and that the pupils have made as good pro- 
ficiency as could be expected. 

The schools in Wards No. 1, and 7, are by no means behind 
the others in point of attainment. It is true, they have a less 
number of months of school in a year, but their schools are 
smaller and far more beneficial. Again, they are removed from 
many unhappy influences to which all children who attend 
school are subject, in the midst of a dense population and which 
tend greatly to retard their progress in learning. We know 
that some of these schools, the past year, have been excellent, 
and we trust that all have been as good as could be expected, 
where a new teacher must be procured for each term. 

Difficulties in schools do not always arise from any fault of 
the teacher; but sometimes, from the nature of things with which 
he is surrounded. There may be a determination in the mind 
of one, to dislike every thing his neighbor admires, and what 
pleases one, another will not lail to despise. In Districts where 
all is harmony and unanimity of feeling, the teacher feels that he is 
entirely among his friends, and can accomplish much more for 
the good of Ins school, than where existing petty differences 
the constant cause of jealousy and bitter feeling. 



£>6 SCHOOL COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

TEACHERS' INSTITUTE. 

Our teachers have mostly availed themselves of the advantag- 
es of the Institute established in this County. Although its ses- 
sions have been held at a very inconvenient time for us, (the 
Autumnal. one occurring in the middle of our fall term) yet wo 
trust the benefit derived has more than compensated for this 
derangement. 

CONCLUSION. 

In conclusion, we would say, that in the discharge of the va- 
ried duties connected with our office, we have found much to 
encounter that was unpleasant and perplexing, but have endeav- 
ored to act at all times, in accordance with justice and what 
seemed best calculated to favor the onward progress of our 
schools. We have watched over them with deep solicitude and 
witnessed the industry and perseverance of our teachers with 
delight. We have endeavored to impress upon the minds of 
pupils, parents and teachers, the great importance of activity in 
their efforts to elevate our schools, and the necessity of co-op- 
eration in those efforts. Whatever we have done amiss, has 
been done with n<5 lack of desire to do right. We hope those 
who succeed us will take special pains to acquire a knowledge 
of the capacity of our present teachers. Most of them are de- 
serving of great praise and will continue to fill their jespective 
places in all respects better, than persons unacquainted with 
the pupils and possessing less knowledge of what is expected of 
instructors in this place. Those teachers should be encourag- 
ed, who are well qualified and wish to make teaching a perma- 
nent employment. Such ones alone will labor to excel. — 
Whereas those who only enter the business as a temporary em- 
ployment, generally make less exertion and are too often found 
with apparently, scarcely any other object in view, than to wear 
away the time and receive their compensation. Such teachers 
are worse than useles. Under their care a school soon acquire* 
a degree of listlessness and wnnt of energy that has a most ru- 
inous effect. In a good school, all, teacher as well as pupils, 
are animated with an active and increasing desire to make rap- 
id progress, and where this feeling is predominant, much can be 
accomplished. 

All of which, with the annexed tables, is respectfully eub- 
mitted. 

f Ward No. 1, El'HRAIM STEVENS, Ju ., 
" 2, J G. SHERBURN, 

Bcuool « 3, THOMAS BROWN, 

4, MOSES HILL, 
Committkk, M 5, J. 8. ELLIOT, 

6, WM. VV. BROWN, 

7, CHARLES II. EASTMAN 



I: 



SCHOOLS. 



The following table will show the whole number of scholars, arcr- 
t*ge attendance, appropriations ami expenditures, ill all the district* 
excepting No. 2. 

TAACBER8. | TEACHERS | Paid | Paid | tvood&c. 



SUMMER. 

1 — Miss E. Stark, 
3— " Kimballl. 



WINTER 



Sum 
nit r. 



Win- 
ter. 



'whole 
No. of| 
Isch'rs 



avage 

No. nl 
sch'rs 



wbol • 
Apropri- 

alion. 



•I— 
6— 
6— 
7 — " Gross, 



Merrill, 

Manahan, 

Barstow, 



8— 

9- " 



Cross 
Gregg, 



H. E. Sawyer, 

J. II. Fowler, 
S. T. Jones, 
Mr. Lear, 
Mr. Fitts, 
Mr. Lane, 
Mr. Harriman, 
M. J. Hazelton, 



60,1)0 






38 


24 


131,33 


52,00 


80,00 


8,00 


38 


30 


140,80 


52,00 


72,00 


10,50 


44 


35 


(37,79 


52,00 


89,00 


■1,12 


46 


33 


1 . [,00 


S2,00 


48,33 


7.50 


47 


Si 


115,00 


52,00 


S8,00 


12,00 


83 


55 


153,51 


49,00 


50,00 


9,00 


40 


29 


1 13,93 


52,00 


50,00 


8,00 


35 


28 


117,00 



Expend 
j ed. 

140,79 

134,50 
1 ) 1 ,25 
f 07,83 

108,00 
110,0J 



Female teachers in these districts have been paid $1,75 per week, 
exclusive of board, and the male teachers, from $20 to $22 per month,, 
including board. 

The following table shows the whole and average number of 
scholars who have attended the Middle, Primary and Infant 
schools during the year, in district No. 2. 







1st TERM. 


2d TERM. 


3d TERM. 


4th' 


rERM 


SCHOOLS. 


TEACHERS. 


wholi 


1 Avr 


wh'le 


Avr 


vvholelAvr 


who 


iel Avr 






No. 


1 No. 


No. 


No.l No. 


1 No. 


No 


'No. 


Spring St. 


H. J. Bliss, 

Mrs. T. F. Sherburne, 


60 


45 


70 


43 


56 


35 


65 


45 


Merrimack St. 


Julia Drown, 

Mrs. T. F. Sherburne, 


70 


65 


C5 


60 


64 


46 


73 


50 


Park St. 


Miss Hardy, 


78 


54 


70 


51 


85 


52 


77 


61 


Bridge St. 


C. S. Eartlett, 


69 


53 


56 


44 


63 


50 


76 


sa 




PRIMAR1 


E" § 


CH4 


UOSiS. 








Ixnvell St. 


C. T. Nichols, 


102 


CO 


82 


65 


106 


65 


100 


75. 


Merrimack St. 


Miss Webster, 


92 


60 


81 


52 


70 


58 


80 


65 


Manchester St. 


Mary E. Ladd, 


116 


75 


84 


55 


96 


66 


101 


72 


Spring St. 


-^. W. Bodwell, 


112 


76 


09 


80 


95 


70 


98 


67 


Lowell St. 


8. P. Carpenter, 


98 


75 


89 


68 


104 


70 


100 


78 


Park St. 


L. A. Brown, 


133 


80 


111 


69 


100 


63 


109 


6* 


Bridge St. 


Hannah G. Lane, 


78 


60 


90 


70 


86 


55 


80 


60 


Towlesville 


Mios S. Stevens, 
Mr. E. Stevens Jr. 


79 


43 


65 


40 


70 


50 


90 


58 


Falls 


Miss Locke, 
Mies Patterson, 


40 


31 


34 


25 


34 


23 






Infant School 


S. A. Parker, 


104 


55 


95 


40 


80 


36 


50 


35 



Most of the pupils of the middle schools are between 8 and 12 years of age, and attend 
to Beading and Spelling, Mental Arithmetic, Geography and U. S. History. Those who 
attend tho primary schools are generally between 4 and 8 years of age, and attend K» 
Reading and Spelling, Emerson's and Greenlenf 's Arithmetic, Mitchell's Geography, fee. 
Scholars of different agss attend the school at the Falls, and also the one at Towlesville, 
Teachers in all the middle and primary schools now receive $4 per week and boajii 
themselves. 



68 SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 

The School Committee drew the School money from the City Trea- 
sury ami paid it out, until about the middle of June, 1847, when a 
different arrangement was made' by which the City Treasurer became 
Treasurer of the several School Districts. 

DISTRICT No. 1. 

No money has been drawn from the Treasury this year by the School 
Committee for this district. There remains in the hands of Moses 
Hill, Treas. S. Com. of money drawn out last year and unexpended, 

$7 26 
DISTRICT No. 2. 
Balance in our hands at the time of making report last year, 269 61 
Drawn out of the Treasury for this district, 869 26 



Whole amount in our hands this year, 1.138 87 

Which has been expended as follows: — 
Feb. 13th, 1847, Paid A.M. Caverly for teaching Grammar 

School one quarter, 90 00 

Paid for care of room, 1 50 

April 5th, do do Sarah Webster for teaching 12 weeks, 

on Union-st.aud care of room, 40 00 

do do Betsey B. Shephard, for teaching 12 

weeks and care of school-room, 46 00 

do do Hannah G. Lane, for 12 weeks and 

care of room, 40 00 

Oo do Sarah A. Parker, for teaching 12 w'ks, 

and care of room, 40 00 

do do Caroline Eaton, for teaching 12 wk's, 

and care of room, 40 00 

do do H. J. Bliss, tor teaching 12 weeks, and 

care of room, 46 00 

C.T.Nichols, for teaching 12 weeks, 39 00 
S. P. Carpenter, for teaching 12 wk's, 39 00 

John W. Ray, for teaching 1 quarter, 

and care of house, 154 00 

Ann E. Riddle, for teaching 12 w'ks, 48 00 

W. A. Horr, for teaching 12 weeks, 

and care of room, 46 00 

do do S. W. Bodwell, for teaching 12 weeks, 

and care of room, 40 00 

do do Moses T. Brown, for teaching 12 w'ks, 

at $6 per week, and care of room, 74 00 

A. M. Caverly, for teaching 1 quarter, 

and care of room, 91 00 

A. Hardy, for teaching 12 weeks, and 
care of room, 46 00 

Jans 5th, do do A. E. Riddle, for teaching 3 weeks, 13 00 

Paid for washing School Houses, &c. as 

per bills, 27 73 



do 


do 


do 


do 


do 


do 


do 


do 


do 


do 



do 


do 


do 


doS. 


do 


do 



SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 



50 



do do Blackboards, chairs, nnd otber furni- 
ture for school-rooms, 

do do Repairing and cleaning stoves, and 
funnel, &c. as per bills, 

do do School-room rent, 

do do Teachers' board, 

do do Wood and sawing, 

do do Brooms, pails, bells, and other fixtures 
for school -rooms, 



23 25 

22 75 

16 00 

17 50 
29 52 

21 03 



$1,091 28 
Leaving a balance in the hands of the S. Com. Treasurer of 47 59 



DISTRICT No. 3. 



Amount received of City, 

of Benj. Mitchell, 



DISTRICT No. 4. 



134 82 
2 00 



136 82 

Paid A. Jackson, for teaching 4£ months, at $25 per month, 112 50 

do for 1 Blackboard, 1 25 



113 75 

Balance now in the hands of the Treasurer of S. Committee, 23 07 



In our hands of last year's money, at the time of making 
report, 

Paid H. E. Sawyer, for teaching school four months, 
do E. Colby, 
do for 1 school-house bell, 



Leaving a balance in the hands of our treasurer of 



100 00 

60 00 
36 50 
38 00 

96 88 

4 08 



DISTRICT No. 5. 

Money in our hands of last year, 

Paid S. T. Jones, for teaching 4£ months, at 16 dollars 
per month, 
do James Emerson, for board, 



Paid more than received, 



97 66 

72 00 
27 00 

99 00 
3 34 



GO SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 

DISTRICT No. 7. 

Balance in our hands of last year's money, 19 03 

Received money overpaid Julia Hall, 2 00 

Paid Mose9 P. Lane in full, for teaching, 18 58 

Balance now in our hands, 2 45 



DISTRICT No. 8. 
Money in our hands of last year, 89 36 

Paid F. Plummer, for teaching 16 weeks, at $14 per mo, 56 00 

do Nathan Johnson, for hoard 16 weeks, 32 00 

88 00 



Balance now in our hands, 1 36 



DISTRICT No. 9. 

Amount of last year's money at the time of making report, 6C 61 

Paid John FI. Brown, for teaching 11 weeks, 41 25 

do John G. Wehster, for hoard, 19 25 

60 50 
Balance now in our treasurer's hends, 6 11 



ENGINEER'S REPORT. 

To the Hon. Mayor and Aldermen : Gentlemen, — 

In conformity with Section 3, of ilie Ordinance relative 10 the Fire 
Department, 1 herewith lay before your honorable Board, a list of offi- 
cers and members of the Manchester Fire Department and the appa- 
:us under their charge, and its condition. 
February, 1848. 

WM. C. CLARKE, 
Chief Engineer of the Fire Department. 
WM. C. CLARKE, Chief Engineer, 
E. A. STRAW, 1 

HENRY G. LOWELL, 
J. T. P. HUNT, I Assistant 

JOHN P. ADRIANCE, } Engineers. 
JOSEPH MITCHELL, I 
WM. P. NEWELL, j 

MERRIMACK ENGINE CO. No. 1. 

(House on Vine Street). 
E. A. RICHARDSON, Foreman, 
W. H. GOSS, Assistant Foreman, 
S. PAGE, Clerk. 

SIXTY-TWO MEMBERS. 

28 feet of Suction Hose, 400 feet of Lead in if Hose, 4 Torches, 1 Sig- 
nal Lantern, 2 Axes and 1 Bar. Engine, Hose and House in good 
condition. 

MACHINE SHOP CO. No. 2. 
JOS. H. KNOWLTON, Foreman, 
JOHN WILSON, Assist. Foreman, 
H. M. WEED, Clerk. , 

SIXTY-THREE MEMBERS. 

16 feet Suction Hose, 500 feet Leading Hose, 4 Torches, 1 Signal 
Lantern, 2 Axes, and 1 Bar, all together with the Engine in good 
condition. 

STARK ENGINE CO. No. 3. 
AMOS RUSSELL, Foreman, 
THOS. RICHARDS, Assslst. Foreman, 
EPHRAIM HEALD, Clerk. 

FORTY-FIVE MEMBERS. 

.16 feet Suction Hose, 500 feet Leading Hose, 6' Torches, 1 Signal 
Lantern, and 2 Axes, all together with the Engine, in good condi- 
tion. 



g.» ENGINEERS repori. 

MASSABESIC ENGINE CO. No. 4. 

(House on Chestnut Street, between Lowell and Concord Street*.) 
•D. H.RAND, Foreman, 
IRA DREW, Assistant foreman, 
HENRY KIM HALL, Clerk. 

SIXTY SIX MEMBERS. 

nal good l conditio... The condition of the House ,s not good. 
TORRENT ENGINE CO. No. 5. 
(House on Manchester Street.) 
WM. MACE, Foreman, 
A. B. SOTJLE, Assistant Foreman, 
AUSTIN BROOKS, Clerk, 

MEMl 

28 feet of Suction Hose, 495 feet of Leading Hose, 4 Torches, I 

nal Lantern, 4 Buckets, 2-Axes, and 1 Bar, all together with tl, Ln- 
gine, in good condition. Condition of House is not . 
MANCHESTER ENGINE CO. No. 
OLIVER MACY, Foreman, 
. , Assist. Foreman, 

CHAS. A. LUCE. < 

SIXTY-TWO MEMBERS. 

24 feet of Suction Hose, 600 feet of Leading Hose, in good condition, 

2 A 
AMOSKEAG HOSE AND LADDER CO. 
lBRAM BRIGHAM, Formats, 
SAM'L FISH, Assist. Foreman, 
JOHN C. LYFORD, CY 

FORTY MKMEERS. 

500 feet of Hose, 4 lengths of Ladders, of 40 feet each, 50 Buckets, and 
1 Carriage,a1l in good condition. 
HOOK AND LADDER CO. No. 1. 
(House.on Manchester Strn 
J. D. WELLS, Foreman, 
JOHN R. PAGE, Assist. Forcmman, 
\ S. PHILLIPS, Clerk. 

FORTY-FIVE MEMBERS. 

i» • • .. :., i, •.,!«. for a now one, which will 
Carriage is not fit to "^^'S.T^tadn-^ 350 leet ol rope, 
be immediately procured. suuieetoi g« Buckets and A Kxea. 

150 feet of chains 5 I k an, U .jj.k*P ;• "< f* 8 ™^ 

2 s i axsSaS^s^a Swire „«„>, » j* ^ 

J; of rtu CUyTbut baling. t< th« Manufacturing Compw