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



THE 



FIFTH ANJNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



CITY OF MANCHESTER, 



FOR THE 



FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING JAN. 31, 



1851, 



TOGETHER WITH OTHER REPORTS, AND PAPERS RELATING TO 
THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 




MANCHESTER: 

FROM J. H. GOODALE'S POWER PRESS — 2 UNION BUILDING. 

1851. 



m HMPSHJW 
STATE " n ° 



THE 



FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OP THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



CITY OF MANCHESTER, 



FOR THE 



FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING JAN. 31, 



1851 



TOGETHER WITH OTHER REPORTS, AND PAPERS RELATING TO 
THE AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 




MANCHESTER : 

JfROM J. H. GOODALE'S POWER PRESS — 2 UNION BUILDING. 



1851. 



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M2C6 
65) 



I ITY OF MAffCffiGSTEB 

i..\ Combsob Coi \< ii. -i \n'v ~M. [85 

An Order Relating to Printing: City Report-. 

Ordered, if the Board of Aldermen eoncur, That the Committa 

: [nance be Instructed to procure the Printing of fourteen hut I 

copies of the Fifth Annual Report ofthi K ■■ itures 

of the City of Manchesterj and Buch other B may beincor- 

bed therewith,, and cause the same to be distributed to the citizens 

In Common Couneil, Jan. "ii. 1851. 
Passed. B. I". AY I'll. Clerk 

In Board of Aldermen, Jan^ 21, 1861. 
Bead and passed in concurrence. 

FBJEDESICK SMYTH, Gitj Clerk 



ACCOUNT 



OF 



JAMES M. BERRY, CITY TREASURER, 



FROM 



FEBRUARY 1, 1850, TO FEB. 1, 185L 



TREASURER'S A.0001 NT. 

Dr. City of Manchester in Account with James M. !'>■ 

To Principal paid on City Debt $19360 00 

" Interest paid on Promissory Notes 3,146 - r > 1 

" " paid on City Stock, 2,5$2 < 8 

" Paitl for support of < kranty Paupers 1,375 01 

" " for support of Paupers off the Farm ~>1 1 II 

" " for City Farm Expenses, 1,678 70 

" " for Hall repairs and expenses, 1,698 96 

" " for Fire Department, 2,728 5 1 

'< « for City Police, 2,063 18 

" " for City Officers, 2,223 1 1 

" « for Printing and Stationery, 382 23 

" " for Incidental Expenses 7S9 44 

" " for Abatement of Taxes, 244 10 

" " for Improvement of Commons 210 72 

" " for Improvement of " Valley,*' 194 14 

" " for Common Sewers, 614 59 

" " for Militia, 414 60 

" " for Schools in Hist. No. 1, 67 75 

" " for do. in Hist. No. 2, 7,511 1 1 

" " for do. in Hist. No. 3, 148 79 

" " for do. in Hist. No. 4, 72 00 

" " for do. in Hist. No. 5, 149 25 

" " for do. in Hist. No. 6, 48 75 

" " for do. in Hist, No. 7, 191 2^ 

" " for do. in Hist. No. 8, 61 50 

" » for do. in Dist. No. 9, 5^ Jill 

" " for School-house lots and repairs 1,715 00 

" " for Highways and Bridges in \)\<t. No. 1, .. 265 48 

" " for do. inDi-t. No. 2, .. 2,363 IS 

" " for do. in Dist. No. 3, .. 303 89 

" for do. in Dist. No. I. .. 196 93 

" " for do. in Dist. No. •">. .. 2: 

" " for do. in Dist. No. 6, .. 243 01 

" « for do. in Dist. No. 7. .. 172 46 

" for do. in Dist. No. 8, .. 237 35 

'• " for do. in Dist. No. 9, .. 264 51 

" " for New Highways M312 03 

Outstanding bills, Feb. L, I860 2,501 

162,927 33 

City Stock on hand Feb. 1, 1850, 24,000 00 

Cash in Treasurj ; *.17<> ;i 

$90,098 (H 



treasurer's account. 
City Treasure); fr om Feb. 1, 1850 to Feb. 1, 1851, Cr. 



By City Stock on hand Feb. 1, 1S50, $40,500 00 

" Cash, balance in Treasury Feb. 1, 1S50, 6,512 76 

" " Received of N. Hunt on loan, 600 00 

" " do. for Taxes, 1S4S, 369 15 

" " do. do. 1S49, 5,19156 

" " do. do. 1850, 28,031 65 

" " do. for rent of City Hall and Stores, . . . 2.287 50 

" " do. for Produce from City Farm, 829 74 

" " do. for license to enter Common Sewers, 132 50 

" " of other Towns for support of Paupers, 319 24 

« " of County " « 1,714 89 

" " of W. L. Lane, Police Court, 18 21 

" " for Rent of Engine House, 41 25 

" " from Committee on ' ; Valley," 215 05 

« " of J. G. Cilley, 72 70 

" " of J. S. Kidder & Co. for license, 163 89 

" " for Circus licenses, • 120 00 

" " of State for Literary Fund, 279 92 

" « of State for Railroad Tax, 2,032 69 

" " for Grass on Commons, 54 00 

" « of John S. Elliot, 67 00 

" " for Slate from City Hall, 33 88 

" " from Samuel Gamble, 23 00 

" " for damage to Lobby by prisoner, 2 00 

" " for sale of iron kettle, 2 00 

" Outstanding bills remaining unpaid Feb. 1, 1851, 483 46 



$90,098 04 



Feb. 1, 1851, By City Stock unsold, $24,000 00 

" " " Balance, Cash in Treasury, 3,170 71 

JAMES M. BERRY, Treasurer. 
Manchester, February 1, 1851. 



City of Manchester, Feb'y 1st. 1851. 

The undersigned, Committee on Finance for the City of Manches- 
ter for the year 1850-51, in pursuance of the 12th, 13th and 14th 
sections of Ordinance No. 2 of the City of Manchester, certify that 
we have examined and audited the foregoing account of JAMES M. 
Berry, City Treasurer, and find the same correct, and all payments 
and expenditures therein named sustained by proper vouchers. 

We find that there has been received into the Treasury by Jamks 
M. Berry, City Treasurer, from Feb'y 1st, IS50, to Feb'y 1st. 1851, 
(exclusive of twenty-four thousand dollars City Stork now remaining 
unsold.) the sum of sixty-five thousand six hundred fourteen dollars 
and fifty-eight cents ($65,614 58), including the sum of six thom 
five hundred twelve dollars and seventy-six cents (86,512 76) balance 
in the Treasury Feb'y 1st, 1S50, and that there has been actually 
paid from the Treasury the sum of sixty-two thousand four hundred 
fort} r -three dollars eighty-seven cents (862,443 87), leaving in the 
Treasury Feb'y 1st, 1851, a balance of three thousand one hundred 
seventy dollars and seventy-one cents (83,170 71). 

We also find bills amounting to lour hundred eighty-three dollars 
and forty-six cents ($483 46) outstanding, which have been ordered 
to be paid, which if paid would leave in the Treasury the sum of two 
thousand six hundred and eighty-seven dollars and twenty-five cents 
($2,687 25). 

JOHN II. COODALK,) 
MOSES KKLbOWS. ] Comvti 

I. C. FLANDERS, on 

II. D. MOOKKS, Finance, 
D. C. BATCHELDEB. j 

In Common Council, February IS 1851. 

Bead and accepted. Sent up. 

B. F. AYEB, Clerk Common Council. 

In Board of Aldermen, February I s . 1851. 

Bead and accepted in concurrence. 

FREDERICK SMYTH, City 01< 



SYNOPSIS 



OF THE 

FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT, 

FOE THE FINANCIAL YEAE 
ENDING J A N U A BY 3 1, 1851. 



To the City Council: 

In conformity with the requirements of City Ordinance 
No. 2, the Joint-Standing Committee on Finance have the 
honor to submit to the City Council the Fifth Annual Report 
of the Receipts and Expenditures of the City of Manchester, 
for the financial year ending February 1st, 1851, with the 
details under the separate heads. 

Annexed are also Schedules of the City Property, a state- 
ment of the City Debt, and the Debts due the City, together 
with other papers relating to the affairs of the City. 

EXPENDITURES. 

The Net Expenditures of the year, including the pay- 
ments of the City Debt, have been as follows, chargeable to 
the respective Appropriations in the following proportions, 
viz: — 

PAYMENT OF CITY DEBT, % 19,860 00 

PAYMENT OF INTEREST, on City Debt, 5,678 62 

SCHOOLS,— District No. 1, .... 67 75 

2, 7,51 i 77 

3,.. 148 79 

4, 72 00 

" 5, 149 25 

6,.... 48 75 

7, . .. 191 28 

8,. 61 50 

9, 58 60 

Amount carried forward, $33,848 3 1 



8 FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

Amount brought forward, $33,848 31 

REPAIRS OF SHOOL HOUSES, 

and School-House Lots, District No. 2,... 1,715 00 
HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, 

District No. 1, 205 1- 

2 2,363 48 

3 303 89 

4, 196 93 

5, 274 50 

6 243 07 

7 472 46 

8, 237 35 

9, 264 51 

NEW HIGHWAYS 4,812 03 

COMMONS, 210 72 

•'< VALLEY" CEMETERY, l.»l 14 

COMMON SEWERS, 614 5!) 

COUNT Y PAUPERS, off the Farm 1,375 01 

PAUPERS OFF THE FARM, 

belonging to City and other towns 51 1 44 

CITY FARM and PAUPERS on the Farm,.. 1,678 70 

CITY HALL, and Repairs, 1 ,698 96 

CITY POLICE, 2,063 18 

CITY OFFICERS, 2,223 41 

PRINTING AND STATIONERY 382 23 

FIRE DEPARTMENT, 2,728 54 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES, 244 10 

INCIDENTAL EXPENSES, 789 44 

MILITIA, 414 50 

OLD DRAFTS, being amounts drawn for, and 
charged last year, and previous years, but not 

called for till this year, 2,501 36 

st;j.!»J7 33 

Deduct, amounts not yet called for, 1>3 1' 

Total NET PAYMENTS 

through the Treasury $62. 143 37 



"JNANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 



The NET REVENUE of the year has been derived from 
the following sources, viz : 

From R. Means for Taxes assessed in 1848,.. $369 15 
R. Means for Taxes assessed in 1849, . . 5,191 56 
J. M. Rowell for Taxes assessed in 1850, 28,031 65 
Loans on Promissory Note as per account 

of City Debt, 600 00 

Loan on City Stock as per account of 

City Debt, 16,500 00 

State Treasurer— Literary Fund, 279 92 

State Treasurer— Railroad Tax 1850,.. 2,032 69 

County for support of paupers, 1,714 

Town of Amherst for support of paupers, 

" Litchfield •' 

" Hanover '• 

" Corinth, " 

" Auburn " 

" Littleton " 

" Whitefield " 

" Antrim " 

" Strafford 

" Plymouth " 

June & Co. for License, Circus.. ,.. 
Spaulding & Rodgers for License, Circus, 
J. S. Kidder & Co. for License, .... 

W. L. Lane for Kettle, sold, 

Moses Fellows for damage to Lobby by 

prisoner, 

Samuel Gamble, expense H. Gamble case, 
John C. Young for Slate from City Hall, 
John S. Elliot for cash overpaid him on 
County Pauper account last year, .... 
J. G. Cilley for cash in his hands last year, 
Committee on Commons for Grass sold, 
Committee on " Valley," Lots sold, .... 
W. L. Lane for costs and fines from the 
Police Court, 

Amount carried forward, $55,810 83 



1,714 


89 


28 


95 


25 


00 


51 


02 


7 


43 


25 


29 


60 


10 


41 


20 


33 


50 


6 


00 


40 


75 


40 


00 


, 80 


00 


163 


89 


2 


00 


2 


00 


23 


00 


33 


88 


i 

67 


00 


72 


70 


54 


00 


215 


05 


18 


21 



|0 FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

Amount brought forward, $55,810 83 

From F. Smyth for Licenses to sundry persons, 

to enter Drains into Sewers, 12 50 

D. Rundlett for produce sold from City 

Farm. ." 820 74 

Sundry persons for rent of City Hall 

Stores, 1 .500 50 

Sundry persons for rent of City Hall. . . *787 00 
Church &. Clough for rent of Engine 

House on Merrimack St 35 00 

S. H. Price for rent of Engine House,. . 6 25 

Total Revenue, 859,101 83 

Balance on hand at the commencement of the 

year, Feb. 1, 1850, 6,512 76 

Total Means, .$'65,614 58 

Deduct, Total Payments through Treasury. 62,4 13 81 

Balance as per Treasurer's account, $3,170 7 ! 



* The City Sail having been occupied by Courts, ami closed for repairs, about BBC 
ih'itd of the year, the receipts are consequently less thnn usual. 



FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 11 

In addition to the foregoing, the Collector of Taxes for 
this year has collected of the Taxes assessed 07,819 73, the 
amount of the City's proportion of the State and County 
Tax, and paid the same to the State and County Treasurers, 
which sum has not been through the City Treasury, — as the 
Laws of the State and the Collector's Warrant make it his 
duty to pay the same directly to said Treasurers. 

State Tax, 02,857 20 

County Tax, 4,962 53 

07,819 73 

JOHN H. GOODALE, ^ 
MOSES FELLOWS, | Committee 
ISAAC C. FLANDERS, )> on 

R. D. MOOERS, Finance. 

D. C. BATCHELDER, J 

In Common Council, Feb. 18, 1851, 
Read and accepted. Sent up for concurrence. 

B. B. AYER, C. C. C, 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 18, 1851. 
Read and accepted in concurrence. 

FREDERICK SMYTH, City Clerk. 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES. 



The Appropriations made by the City Council for differ- 
ent purposes for the Financial year ending February 1st, 
1851, with the unexpended Balances of the previous year, 
the transfers from one Appropriation to another, together 
with the Expenditures in detail under each Appropriation, 
and the unexpended Balances. 

The amount of City Debt, Debts due the City, Schedules 
Real Estate and Personal Property, &c. 



SCHOOLS. 
School District No. 1. 

Balance undrawn February 1st, 1850,... $9 63 
Appropriated for Schools, including pro- 
portion of State Literary Fund 150 00 

159 63 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION— 
To Mary Jane Boynton, 59 50 

Paid for WOOD and SAWING. 
To William Campbell. 2 3- 1 Cords 8 25 

$67 75 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $91 88 



SCHOOLS. 



10 



School District No. 2. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, $2,487 88 

Appropriated for Schools for 1850, 
including proportion of State 
Literary Fund, 7,200 00 

$9687 88 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid for INSTRUCTION and care of School Rooms— 

To Amos Hadley, > 613 01 

Moses T. Brown, 413 65 

A. M. Caverly, 412 95 

C. C. Johnson,.... 264 75 

B. B. Shepard, 176 50 

E.C.Brooks, 116 00 

S. W. Bodwell, 18100 

A. W. Brown, 182 00 

S. Stevens, 181 00 

S. E. Underwood, 101 00 

M. E. Nichols, ISO 00 

C. A. Caverly, 132 00 

Marshall G. Kimball, 109 12 

A. C. Eastman, 135 50 

L. A. Brown, 181 00 

E. P. Straw, 127*25 

M.J. Mead, 116|25 

J.A.Hall, 182 00 

C.J. Straw, 132 00 

M.T.Woods, 91 v 00 

H.J, Bliss, 176182 

A. A. Manahan, 205)25 

H. W. Patterson, 130|00 

M. J. Allison, 176 82 

H. G. Lane....... 181 00 

C. S. Bartlett, 182 00 

Caroline Eaton, 144 94 

S.J. Tuck, 182 00 

Sarah A. Plumer, 20 00 

E. B. Stark, 49 00 

E. W. Jackson, 49 00 

Sarah Shepherd, 32 75 

A. W. Buntin, 87 00 

Amount carried forward, .... $5,644 56 



14 3CII00LS. 

Amount brought forward, .... ,$'5,644 56 

To S. G. Gregg, 90 50 

L. G. Fuller, , 91 00 

Julia Knovvlton, 60 50 

H. M. Chase, 92 00 

S. A. Parker, 45 50 

S. P. Brooks, 45 50 

E.H.Allison, 49 50 

M. Stanton, 90 28 

Paid for WOOD and SAWING— 

To Geo. W. Morrison, for 80 Cords 

Wood, 300 00 

Valentine Thompson, Sawing 

Wood, , » .... 28 22 

W. S. Dearborn, do.. .. 12 80 

Levi Caswell, do.... 28 40 

D. P. Perkins. do 20 60 

D. P. Perkins, Piling Wood,. . . 3 50 



$6,209 34 



393 £0 



Paid for BROOMS, BRUSHES and Furniture— 

To Fisher & Fogg, for Broom and 

Brush, 58 

Cram & Fisher for Brooms and 

Brushes, ■* • 2 42 

Ayer &. Fogg for Hooks and Tacks, 3 61 
Hill, Berry &Co. for Brooms, Pails 

and Chalk, > 12 33 

Porter &, Searlc for Brooms and 

Pails, 11 96 

Berry & Co. for Brooms, Brushes 

and Pails, 6 37 

M. J. & D. F. Straw for Brooms 

and Furniture, 9 99 

R. 1). TcbbettB lor Chair & Tabic, 2 67 

Josiah Crosby for Chairs 73 00 

J. S. Kidder Brooms, Mug and 

Window Shades, 4 01 

Amounts carried forward, . . . . {jjl 127 00 $6,6052 86 



SCHOOLS. 1& 

Amounts brought forward, .,.,$127 00 06,602 86 
Paid for FURNITURE— 
To J. L. Kenniston for Clock, ....«,. 10 00 
Concord Railroad, freight of Chairs. 1 25 

F. Wallace for painting Black 
Board, .,. 5 00 

N. K. Russ, for LibraryCase, 10 00 

Hartshorn & Darling, for Stoves and 

repairing/ „ . . . 8 05 

G. A. Brown for Stoves & repairing, 40 70 

« 202 00 

Paid for REPAIRS— 

To J. W. Saunders, ...»,........< 138 21 

John Huse, * * * 4 51 

S. Fellows, «... 27 05 

S.M.Baker, , ,««. 100 

John Twombly, . . 39 75 

John N. Brown, 14 53 

Amos Hadley, 4 15 

Walter Neal, 12 02 

Potter & Weeks, . , 145 

D. H. Tufts, 3 50 

J. L. Bradford,. 287 05 

J. C. Davis, * „ 2 50 

— — 535 n 

Paid for KEYS and Repairing Locks— 

To W. C. Hale, 4 66 

D. P. Hadley, 4 98 

Gilman B. Fogg, . * * # . . . 37 

_~- ^10 01 

Paid for WASHING and Cleaning Houses— 
To S. Brown, , < . , . . 475 

C. E. Potter, for Cleaning and 
Repairs, *....... 3 08 

Benj. Griffin, ... 1 25 

Josiah Crosby, 4 00 

D. P. Perkins , 4 62 

$17 70' 

Amount carried forward, . . . < «, $7,368 29 



16 SCHOOLS. 

Amount brought forward $7,36fi .' 

PAID— 

To Treat Potter, for building fires 2 00 

Potter & Tompkins, for building 

fires, 2 00 

Hibbard Stevens, . . for Teaming 

Sand, 1 50 

Bennett & Harvey, do do, . . 1 50 

Henry Kimball. for School Register, 10 00 

$n oo 

Paid for BOOKS, for Children of Indigent Parents— 

To W. H.Fisk 8 26 

J. B. Johnson, 7 56 



PAID— 
To D. P. Perkins (now in his hands,) 

by order of S. Committee, 9121 

S. Bunton, (now in his hands) by 
order of S. Committee, 19 45 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1st, 1851, 2,176 11.* 



$15 32 



Slid 66 
!7,511 77 



School District No. 3. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850. (in- 
cluding $13,95 for School Houses,) 83 99 

Appropriation for Schools for 1850, in- 
cluding proportion of State Literary 
Fund, 175 00 



258 99 



EXPENDITURES. 
Paid George A. Crosby for INSTRUC- 
TION, 71 50 

Elizabeth B. Stark, do.... 60 00 



Amount carried forward $131 •"> ,) 



•1,700 of thin ium is now due Tenctien, Mid will be ordered §oon. 



SCUOOLS. r 



Amount brought forward . ... $ 131 50 

Paid A. C. Wallace for Door and hang- 
ing, 3 96 

W. W. Baker for Repairs, 2 00 

" " Wood-sawing, 8 79 
Robert Baker for Building Fires 

and Sweeping, 2 00 

S. Bunton (now in his hands,) . . 54 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $110 20 



School District No. 4. 



Balance undrawn for Schools Feb. 1, 

1850, 6 03 

Appropriated for SCHOOLS for 1850, 
including proportion of State Lite- 
rary Fund, 175 00 



148 79 



$181 03 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Sarah Ann Plummer for IN- 
STRUCTION, $72 00 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $109 03 



m;jiool». 



School District \o. -», 

Salance undrawn for SCHOOLS Feb. 

I. L850 39 07 

Appropriated for SCHOOLS for 1850, 
including proportion of State Litera- 
ry Fund, 165 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Joseph C. Dyer for INSTRUC- 
TION, 86 25 

Elizabeth Gresjer, do 63 00 



balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $104 S'Z 



School District No. €»- 

Balance undrawn for School Houses 

Feb. 1, 1850, 8 44 

Appropriated for Schools for 1850, in- 
cluding proportion of State Literary 
Fund, 165 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

K. W. Jackson for INSTRUC- 
TION, 

S. M. Baker for Repairs, 1 50 

A. J. and E. Webster for washing 

Curtains and House, 1 00 

J. M. Webster for Wood, 7 75 

Balance undrawn Feb. I, 1851, $124 6 ' 



254 01 






$173 






SCHOOLS. 19 



School District Mo. 7. . 



Balance undrawn for SCHOOLS, Feb. 

1, 1850, 119 49 

Appropriated for SCHOOLS for 1850, 
including proportion of State Litera- 
ry Fund, 190 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid J. Y.M'Question for INSTRUC- 
TION, 110 50 

Martha D. Gregg, do.,.. 68 00 

Ayer & Fogg for Broom, 28 

Isaac Husefor 3 1-8 Cords Wood, 12 50 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $ 118 21 



School District No. §« 

Balance undrawn for SCHOOLS Feb. 

1, 1850, 1 65 

Appropriated for SCHOOLS for 1850, 
including proportion of State Litera- 
ry Fund, 135 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Mary G. Grant for INSTRUC- 
TION, .... 52 50 

Mary G. Grant for Cleaning 

School-Room, 1 00 

John H. Proctor for Wood and 

Sawing, 8 00 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $75 15 



$309 49 



191 28 



$136 65 



$61 50 



20 SCHOOLS. 

School District No. 9. 

Balance undrawn for SCHOOLS Feb. 

1, 1850, 1 76 

Appropriated for SCHOOLS for 1850, 
including proportion of State Litera- 
ry Fund^ 145 00 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid M. E. Ordway for INSTRUC- 
TION, 49 00 

John G. Webster for 2 3-4 Cords 

Wood, 9 60 



$•146 16 



$58 6C 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $88 16 



New School Houses, Repairs of School Houses, and. 
School House Lots in District No. 2. 

Balance undrawn of the Appropriation 

for School Houses, Feb. Ist,'l850.. 9-2 66 

Balance undrawn of the Approprirtion 
for School House Lots, Feb. 1st 
1850 4 50 

Appropriated and assessed by vote of 
District for New School Houses, Re- 
pairs of School Houses, and Lots 
for 1850, 5,000 00 

$5,09"} re 



EXPENDITURES— 

Paid by order of Committee chosen by District 
to expend said Appropriation/ 

To S. P. Greeley, 400 00 

Brown, Ames &, Caverly, rent of 

land on Park St., 1 5 00 

Isaac C. Flanders, 1300 00 



#1.715 00 



Balance undrawn I Vb. 1. I !,:>Sv> 16. 



•This Committee vu subsequently Instructed by vote ..i District not to imildan? 
New Houses tin- \ .-.ir. 

NOTE. — The bills of expenditure of the nmonnt drawn by tiiiH Committee &r* in 
tbeir IiuuiIh . wo uru iherulbru unable to give tlio item-*. 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



District No. 1. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1850, $19 79 

Appropriated for 1850, 250 00 

$269 79 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for labor- 
To Peter Kimball, Surveyor, $133 37 

George W. Gate, . , 2 50 

John P. Rowell, 23 87 

John Stark, 5 75 

Reuben Kimball, ... 9 00 

O. B. Emerson, ..... 2 50 

Amos Kimball, . . ,. 10 12 

D. B. Emerson, 9 50 

James Stevens, 50 

Moses Stevens, . 4 50 

J. C. Young, 1 50 

J. E. Kimball, 5 62 

Wm. Campbell, 4 25 

T. Choat, 1 50 

E. Curtis, 1 50 

Frederick Kimball, 4 00 

Nehemiah Preston, 11 25 

Amos F. Morse, 4 50 

John Campbell, 1 00 

J. M. Rowell, 1 00 

Robert Hall, 3 00 

Samuel Hall, 2 00 

George Gambell, 1 50 

Samuel Simpson, 50 

B. F. Stark, 3 50 

Charles Johnson, 1 00 

Thomas Hazzard, 75 

Peter Kimball, for Tools and repairing, 2 50 

George Clark, for Stone, 13 00 

_ $265 48 

Balance undrawn February 1, 1851, $4 31. 



22 HIGHWAYS AND BRIIX.K.- 



Disti ict No. 2. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, $373 15 

Appropriated for 1850, 2,000 00 

$2,373 15 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for labor- 
To W. L. Lane, Surveyor, $195 13 

E. Knowlton, 63 04 

Wm. Eastman, 9 25 

Lemuel Perkins, 126 50 

Asa Crosby, 2 00 

H. Dow, Jr., 2 00 

Andrew Bunton, 16 12 

Samuel Dame, 30 50 

Warren Green, 4 00 

T. L. Southwick, 3 50 

Harvey Ward, 14 75 

ThomasStecl, 8 00 

N. Green, 3 00 

George Jenkins, 3 25 

John Merrill, 2 00 

P. Baxter, 4 00 

J. E. Bennett, 1 00 

Folsom & Hoyi 22 50 

0. F. Stant.m, 34 00 

Uriah 11. Foss, 31 90 

J. Ward 53 25 

E. 11. Smith, 15 50 

II. Dorr, 61 25 

Daniel Ward, 1 50 

Levi Wright, 14 75 

J. Wells, 16 25 

L. Caswell, 26 75 

O. Jackson, 7 25 

Job Poor, 3 00 

E. W. Bartlett 4 60 

N". Corning, 66 00 

S. P. Ring 66 25 

David Norton 60 

Asa Place, 367 25 

Amount carried forward Si, 280 54 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 33 

-vent brought forimrd » .$1,280 54 

rdd for labor- 
To Ira Drew 4 00 

P. White, S 00 

J. F. Ayer, 2 00 

Noah Clark, 11 00 

Bennett & I [arvey, 21 75 

15. P. Osgood, . .' 2 00 

John Morrison, 6 00 

J. Norton, 3 00 

J. Stevens, 4 75 

Nathan Parker, 6 00 

Berry & Go 52 75 

J. A. & H. Stearns, 30 00 

S. D. Sherburne, 12 50 

George Hunt, 85 50 

J. W. Ward, 60 75 

J. Regan, 2 50 

Gilbert & Shepherd, 15 50 

James & Coffin, 9 00 

O. P. Morgan 5 00 

William Boutin,. , 6 50 

Lewis Bartlett, 2 00 

James Richards, 2 50 

D. Randlet, 12 00 

N. Baker, 5 00 

O.W.Wilson, ... 84 

N. Chase, 17 00 

Chas. Ball, 1 00 

B. Morgan, 3 00 

Wm. Mills, 3 00 

Wm. G- Hoit, 12 00 

David Durgin, 9 75 

Wan-en Vincent, 1 00 

Folsom &. James, 22 75 

W. L. Lane for Cash paid for Labor, . . 92 10 

Paid for LUMBER AND CARPENTER WORK— 

To S. W. Parsons, 50 43 

S. Fellows, 13 31 

J. D. Emerson 37 40 

W. P. Riddle, for Lumber, 53 93 

Bunton & Dunlap, for Posts, 8 75 

G. F. Judkins, for Plank, 27 07 

Amount carried forward, $2,003 87 



HIGHWAYS AM) BRID' 

Amount brought forward, 82,003 87 

Paid for BLACKSMITH WORK AND [RON— 

Po J . 13. McCrillis, 21 29 

W Adams 6 83 

Robfc. Gilmore 2 08 

:. W. Brockway, 48 

Fogg & Ayer, for Scraper and Hardware,.. 17 48 
Kidder & Co., for Lanterns, Oil, Shovel, 

Hoes und Nails, 7 81 

Paid for STONE AND STONE WORK— 

To Hutchinson & Co, 103 53 

George Clark, tor Stone, 32 50 

R. Wilson, lor Stone Chips, 1 28 

Amoskeag Manf 'g Co., for Gravel, 13 4 (»•"> 

George Porter, 32 28 



-£2.363 4s 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $9 67. 



District No. 3. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, 30 36 

Appropriated for 1850, 275 00 

$305 36 

EXPENDITURES 
Paid for LABOR- 
TO Nathaniel Baker, Surveyor, 37 37 

Oliver Gould, 9 85 

Peter Mitchell, 36 60 

Lddison Dale, 14 67 

-I. M. Batohelder 11 75 

A'. W. Baker 35 25 

J. Baseltine B 60 

.. Brown, 31 50 

). S. Haywood 11 00 

B. 1'. Mitchell 11 17 

I ami's Smith, 2 50 

A mount carried forward $213,06 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 25 

Amount brought forward, $213 06 

Paid for LABOR— 

To K. Haseltine 18 92 

Benj. Mitchell, 8 75 

Alden, 8 25 

E. C. Howlet, 7 00 

James F. Smith, 5 00 

Robert Baker, 8 75 

JohnG. Eveleth, 5 42 

Paid Benjamin Mitchell for GRAVEL LAND,. 26 50 

W. W. Baker for POWDER and FUSE,. 87 

N. Baker for Sharpening Tools, 1 37 



-$303 89 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $1 47 



District No. 4. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, 57 

Appropriated for 1850, 225 00 

$225 57 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for labor- 
To John Crosby Surveyor, 43 12 

Ira W. Moor, 13 50 

R. P. Whittemore, 16 35 

J. Whittemore, 10 25 

Nathaniel Moore, 26 37 

Alpheus Bodwell, 1 00 

John Calef, . . . • • 5 00 

David Webster, 15 25 

E. S. Emerson, 10 37 

James Emerson, 3 25 

F. Webster, 5 50 

Jacob Brown, 16 00 

E. Colley, 1 00 

John P. Moor, 10 87 

Israel Mullen, 2 00 

Thomas Cheney, 1 00 

Paid John P. Moor for 1460 feet TIMBER 

and PLANK, 14 60 

Nathaniel Moor for TIMBER, 1 50 

$196 93 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $28 64 



26 HIGHWAY AM» 1UUI 



District i\o. 5. 

Balance undraw a Feb. 1, 1850, 57 65 

Appropriated for 1850, 275 00 

1332 65 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid for LABOR A N I > M ATEB ! AL— 

To John Dickey 2d, Surveyor, for LABOB 28 25 

David Dickey, for Labor, Stone and Powder, 34 53 

Amos Weston, " 8 87 

H. Weston, " 20 2.", 

James Emerson, " 30 13 

J. Merrill, " 3 50 

B. Hill, " 5 00 

R. Nutt, « 15 80 

James Nutt, " 7 75 

J. M. Young, " 6 25 

John Young, « and Stone, 20 40 

E. Harvey, " 19 35 

GL Harvey, " l (>ii 

Jonas Harvey, Jr., " 9 00 

Wm. Dickey, " 11 00 

Samuel Boyce, " 2 00 

das. M'Queston, " 1 75 

brae] Merrill, " 22 25 

Jonas Harvey 2d, and E. Harvey for LI M- 

BER, 21 32 

donas Harvey 2d, for LABOR, 4 50 

Wi 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $58 15 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 27 



District No. «. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, 28 26 

Appropriated for 1850, 225 25 

$253 51 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for labor- 
To Stephen M. Baker, Surveyor, 78 50 

Amos Webster, 28 00 

C. G. Morse, 3 00 

D.H.Howe, 1 00 

George Corning, 4 00 

A. Brigham, 2 00 

D. Dickey 3d, 7 75 

J. P. Webster, 8 50 

N. Johnson, 9 50 

H. Corning, 5 67 

Oliver Hunt, 24 00 

Kimball Hall, 1 00 

Thomas Mead, 2 00 

Josiah Perry, 4 00 

J. Corning, 7 50 

J. M. Webster, 6 50 

, D. Dickey, Jr., 17 50 

A. C. Webster, 5 50 

Moses Griffin, 3 00 

L. Morse, 3 50 

Samuel Gamble, 1 00 

Israel Webster, 8 25 

E. Webster, 4 00 

William Brown, 5 00 

S. M. Baker for STONE and LUMBER, . . 2 40 

$243 07 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $10 44 



•is 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



District No. 7. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, 4 42 

Appropriated for 1850, 475 00 



479 42 





EXPENDITURES. 






Paid for LABOR and MATERIAL— 






To James Hall, 2d, Surveyor, 


for LABOR, 


. • • 


79 88 


Robert Stevens, 




u 


u 


. . . 


53 58 


James Hall, 




« 


" and 


Stone 


26 82 


J. B. Pierce, 




" 


a 


... 


24 50 


R. Young, 




M 


a 




30 00 


A.J. Hall, 




it 


a 


• . . 


16 00 


Wm. Young, 




« 


K 




8 00 


Peter Woodman, 




t( 


u 


. . . . 


17 00 


Wm. Barnes, 




(( 


« 


. . • • 


12 00 


C. A. Hall, 




« 


(i 


. . . 


51 06 


J. P. Young, 




u 


u 


. . . . 


8 50 


A. Gamble, 




(1 


a 


• • . 


33 50 


P. Farmer, 




M 


U 


. . . 


3 50 


H. Quimby, 




« 


« 


... 


11 50 


Jobn Leavitt, 




u 


(1 


. . . 


39 00 


David Young, 




« 


<« 




26 75 


Benj. Lane, 




U 


«« 


. . • 


6 04 


Charles Young, 




«( 


(( 




7 00 


Silas Russell, 




11 


u 


. . . 


2 00 


Moses Stevens, 




u 


<( 


. • . 


8 50 


Cheney & Wilson 




CI 


u 


and 




STONE 










6 00 


Caleb Gage for Sharpening Pick 






1 33 



-$472 46 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $6 96 



TIIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



L<< 



District No. .*». 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1S50, 65 44 

Appropriated for 1850, 200 00 



-$265 44 



EXPENDITURES, 
Paid for LABOR and MATERIAL— 

To John H. Proctor, Surveyor, for LABOR,. .. 47 00 

Wm. Reed, " " ... 8 50 

George Young, " " ... 6 50 
John P. Adriance, " " 

PICK and HANDLE, 1 35 

0. H. Young, " " ... 50 

B. H. Young, " " ... 14 50 
John Proctor, " " ... 32 00 

D. D. Daniels, " " ... 7 50 
David Dickey, " " ... 5 50 
N. Johnson, " " ... 9 00 
O. M'Cade, " " ... 7 25 
Wm. Bailey, " " ... 2 00 

E. B. Goodrich, " " and 
SCRAPER, 6 25 

Wm, Stevens, " " ... 8 00 

Edward Proctor, " " ... 10 50 

A. Stevens, " " ... 13 50 
J. G. Litchfield, " " and 

LUMBER, 18 SO 

Wm. Brown, " " ... 4 00 

H. Stevens, " " ... 5 25 

P, Haselton, " " ... 4 00 

Wm. Coult, " " ... 5 00 

Joseph Brown, " " ... 8 50 
E. P. Offut, 

POWDER and DRILLS, 1 00 

C. Gage for Repairing Tools, 83 

R. Gilman, do. do,, 62 

D. D. M'Donald for LABOR, 4 50 

R. Russell, do. do., 5 00 



-$237 35 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $28 09 



30 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



District IVo. 9. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, 00 00 

Appropriated fur 1850 275 00 



$275 00 



EXPENDITURES. 
Paid for LABOR and MATERIAL— 
To John Huse, Surveyor, for LABOR AND 



MATERIA],, 


« 


(C 


... 113 23 


N. Corning, 


u 


i. 


5 17 


0. Haseltine, 


(( 


u 


... 12 00 


B. Corning, 


u 


u 


7 90 


A. Coming, 


(. 


(I 


1 90 


F. Page, 


.. 


« 


and 


TIMBER 






14 91 


H. Corning, 


u 


(( 


2 00 


Johnson Morse, 


u 


K 


... 23 62 


W. Corning, 


ft 


(( 


3 40 


James M'Question, 


(( 


(( 


... 20 75 


J. Baker, 


(< 


(( 


... 11 50 


C. H. Eastman, 


(( 


GRAVEL,. 


2 50 


John Haseltine, 


M 


LABOR, . 


9 38 


Stephen Haseltine, 


u 


it 


6 00 


J. Cross, 


CI 


a 


3 00 


L. Haseltine, 


(I 


u 


3 00 


J. G-. Webster, 


l( 


C( 


... 17 00 


John Dickey, 


u 


•• 


1 00 


W. L. Boyce, 


u 


u 


2 00 


William Griffin, 


lb 


(.(. 


1 25 




<®*~w± O l 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851. $10 49 



SEW HIGHWAYS, 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1850, . . . $ 20 42 
Appropriated for 1850, 6,000 00 



>,020 42 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LAND DAMAGES for Lowell Street— 

To Amoskeag Manf'g Co., .... $ I 0a 

S. P. Greeley, , . 1 00 

Wm. Boyd, 500 00 

Samuel Andrews, . . . . , 61 75 

Parsons & Piper, 202 68 

Heirs of John Hall, 1 00 

Boyd and others, , 101 29 

Warren Pettengill, 51 84 

Heirs of Elliott Seavey, 68 76 

School District No. 2, 150 23 

D. H. Pinkerton, 1 00 

Joshua M. House, „ . . 347 00 

W. S. Palmer, 5 00 

Alfred Wallace, . . . . , 33 33 

Wilson and Weston, 1 00 

Mary Eastman .. 15 00 

George Porter and others, 73 95 

1,615 83- 

Paid for LABOR on Lowell Street— 

To William Boyd, , 2 25 

T. L. Southwick, , ....... 2 00 

4 25 

Amount carried forward, .... . , . , , $ 1,620,08 



32 NEW HIGHWAYS. 

Amount brought forward, $1,690 08 

Paid for LABOlt, Building Bald Hill Road—'' 
To F. H. Watson, Stephen Watson 
and Isaac Langley, as per con- 
tract, 2,428 45 

Noyes Farmer, as per contract, . . 390 45 
Isaac C. Flanders for Surveying,. 6 00 

Amherst Kimball, do. do.,... 3 00 

W. L. Lane for services as Agent, 100 00 

2,927 90 

Paid for LABOR, on Walnut, Amherst and Bridge Sts. — 

To Levi Caswell, 7 00 

Samuel Dame, 1 00 

W. Vincent, 1 75 

H. Dorr, 4 00 

N. Corning, 9 12 

L. Perkins, 5 50 

U. H.Foss, 7 00 

Asa Place, 23 00 

Thomas Kain by W. L. Lane,. . . 7 50 

W, L. Lane, 16 00 

J. Ward, 8 00 

J. D. Emerson for Carpenter 
Work, Posts and Lumber for 

Amherst Street, 17 78 

E. Knowlton, for Labor, 2 51 

110 lt> 

Paid for LABOR and MATERIAL for Pine Street*— 
To Patrick McLaughlin for Grading, 35 00 

Amherst Kimball for Labor, 2 00 

Samuel P. Jackson for Lumber. . . 76 02 

113 02 

Paid J. F. James for Surveying New 

Highways, 36 12 

S. D. Sherburne for Labor 1 25 

Amherst Kimball for Witness 
Fees and Serving Notices — 
Amoskeag Bridge Case 3 50 

40 87 

$ 4ft 12 03 
Balance undrawn Feb. 1. 1851, $1,208 39 ~" 

• i h« building of Plna Btrai t >» contracted for, but not yet completed. The expeni* 
will l>o about $2,000. 



COMMON SEWERS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, $2,222 18 

Deduct amounts transferred to the 
following named Appropriations of 
previous years to balance amounts 
then overdrawn, as follows — viz: 

Printing and 

Stationery Feb. 1, 1849, $5 11 

Printing and 

Stationery " " 1850, 76 30 

City Barn ' " " « 911 48 

City Hall " " 1849, 20 76 

Granite Br'ge " " " 96 46 

Engine Hous- 
es and W'd. 

Rooms " " " 67 05 

Commons " " 1850, 75 40 

Fire Dept. " " 1848, 113 71 

Militia " « 1850, 39 88 

— 1,406 15 

816 03 
Appropriated 1850, 500 00 

■ $1,316 03 



34 COMMON SEWERS. 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid for LABOR — 
To Charles Clough. amount due Jesse 
Anderson 1347; Suit, Clough 

vs. Anderson, City Trustee. $207 7<v 

Warren L. Lane 

for Repairing Se\vers ; 20 00 
Jona. Ward, " " " 3 00 

Geo. Hunt, " " " 3 00 

N. Corning, " " " 3 00 

U. H. Foss, <• " " 6 50 

L. Perkins, " " ' ; 5 50 

A. Place, '• " " 9 00 

A. L. Hutchinson & Co., for Stone 

and Labor on Merrimac St., . . 4 40 

54 4it 

Webster and Kimball, amount due 
Jesse Anderson, 1847 ; Suit, — 
Webster & Kimball vs. J. An- 
derson, Citv Trustee, <»:* 30. 

Paid for SEWER on Laurel Street— 
To W. L. Lane for Superintending,. 20 00 
do. Cash paid for Ex- 
cavating. 45 00 

John Twombly for Brick, Cement, 

Stone and Labor, 26 25 

Hutchinson & Co. for Stone and 

Labor, . . 1 8 50 

S. W. Parsons for Lumber and La- 
bor, 121 50 

J. Abbott & Co. for Cement, <i 00 

N. Chase for Grating, 9 20 

J. F. James for Surveying, 1 00 

>\', 1. 

N. Chase, for (J rating for Cess Pool, 

Manchester St ."> I ■"> 

H. Dorr, for labor on do do <> ■">•• 

II 

.-ill l :,:• 
Balance undrawn. Feb. I. [851, $701 44. 



COMMONS. 



Appropriated 1350, $400 00 

Amount received for Grass sold 54 00 

$'454 00 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid Bills for Trees, Labor, Grading 
and Materials,as per orders of Com- 
mittee on Commons. (See their 
Report.) -210 72 

Balance undrawn Feb. I, 1851, $243 26 



VALLEY" CEMETERY. 



Balance undrawn Feb. I, 1850, 344 51 

Appropriated for Houses and Repairs 

1850, 500 00 

Received of sundry persons for Lots, 215 05 

— $1,059 56 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Orders and Bills of Committee 
on the •'•Valley'' for Hearse, Re- 
pairs and Improvements. (See 
their Report,) 494 14 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $565 42. 



CITY HALL AND REPAIRS 



Appropriated April, 1850, 81,500 00 

Transferred from Incidental Expenses, as per 

Resolution of City Council, 200 00 

$1,700 i" 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid for REPAIRS— 

To J. D. Emerson, for Carpenter Work, $35 30 

Stilhnan Fellows, " " 5 87 

S. B. Merrill, " » .... S 61 

John II. Maynard, « " 10 32 

J. 0. Wadleigh, for Glazing, 3 66 

John N. Brown, for Painting and Glazing, 238 80 
Hall & Ilorr, for Blinds, painting and hang- 
ing, 130 50 

Hilas Dickey, for Whitewashing, 105 00 

" for Mason Work, 

J. M. Stanton, for Iron Work on Bell. . . 14 24 
Temple M'Question, Whitewashing Stores, 12 00 
Geo. A. Brown, fir Tinning Roof, Repair- 
ing Stoves and Pipe, and Materials. ... Ill l v 
Hartshorn & Darling, for Repairing Gut- 

ters ami Conductors 25 2(1 

J. B. M'Crillis, for [ron Work, 5 05 

Stark Mills, for Bell Tongue and Repairing 

Clod 1 •",() 

ba S. Crosby.for Tarring Bell-Deck 1 <><» 

John Baker for difference in Exchange of 

Molls and Rigging '.. . . 243 <i<» 

Temple M'Question, tin- Whitewashing En- 
try I 25 

George Hunt, for Tracking Bel] 3 33 

('. Railroad, for Freight on Hell, 4 75 

Amount carried furicard SI, 003 01 



CITY HALL AND REPAIRS. 37 

Amount brought forward, $1,003 01 

Paid for REPAIRS— 
To W. C. Hale, for Repairs, Locks and Keys, 

lS49-'50, 9 73 

D. P. Hadley, for Cleaning and Repairing 

Clock, lS"49-'50, 16 50 

J. L. Kenniston, for Cleaning and Repair- 
ing Clock, 1849, 4 00 

G. B. Fogg, for Repairing Lamps, 1848,.. 1 00 
F. Smyth, for Cash paid for Cleaning 

Back Yard, 2 17 

$1,036 41 

Paid Charles Offutt for Lamp Shades, Globes 

and Glasses, 4 75 

Mooers & Tibbets, for Clock and Table,.. 10 00 

W. A. Putney, Merino for Curtain to Desk, 3 00 

S. L. Wilson for Binding for Tables, 60 

Ruudlett & Co., for Carpet, 37 80 

J. M. Barnes, Lamp Shades, Glasses and 

Wicks — last year, 11 56 

Ayer & Fogg, Lead and Hardware, 10 62 

Cram & Fisher, for Broom— 1S49, 25 

" Shovel— 1850, 92 

Fisher & Fogg, for Brush, 50 

Eastman & Goodin, for Water, 9 00 

Dow & Hill, for Moving Sawdust for Oct. 

Term of Court, '. 3 80 

H. Foster, for Insurance, 75 00 

David Hill, « " 75 00 

Geo. W. Adams, for 10 gals. Oil, 10 35 

" " " « 20 " Fluid, 14 00 

" " " " Lamp Chimneys, Pot- 
ash and Brick Dust, 3 69 

J. S. Kidders & Co., 67 gals. Oil, 59 40 

" " " 15 1-2 feet Wood,... 7 75 

" " " Lamp Shade, 50 

" « " 10 lbs. Potash, 1 00 

" " " 1 Lantern, 50 

i( " " 1 Basket, 62 

« ' ; " 5gals.TarforBelldeck 1 25 

Hill, Berry & Co., 20 gals. Oil, 21 19 

20 " Fluid, 13 35 

" " Wicking, Matches, 

Pitcher and Duster, 3 39 

Berry & Co., 51 gals. Fluid, 34 04 

"48 1-2 gals, Oil, 55 10 

Amounts carried forivard, $468 93 $1,036 41 



.'38 MILITIA. 

Amounts brought forward, S468 93 $1,036 41 

Paid Berry & Co., Lamps, Pail, Matches and 

Wicking 2 49 

James M'Colly, for Services, Superinten- 
dent City Hall, from Jan'y. 1, 1851 to 
April 15, 1S50, 56 31 

James M'Colley, for Sawing Wood, 11 07 

" " " Lamp Wick, Brushes 
and Chimney 1 03 

F. Smyth, for 4 3-4 Cords W 1 17 92 

" " Services, Superintendent of 
City Hall from April 15, 1S50 to Oct. 
15—6 months 99 50 

F. Smyth, for 14 yds. Covering for Tables 

and Covering same, 5 30 

662 55 

sKiiiv <„; 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $1 04 



MILITIA. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, 25 50 

Appropriated 1850, 400 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Stark Guards, for Rent of Armory, .... 50 00 

City Guards, " " " 125 00 

SI Soldiers, on Duty at Muster 40 50 

City Guards, for 59 Soldiers returned ac- 
cording to Law, 177 00 

6 Soldiers returned according to Law — 

Field and Staff Officers IS 00 

P. Smyth, for Horse, carriage and Expen- 
ses i<> Amherst, to pay Soldiers at M lis- 
ter, 4 00 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $11 00 



- 125 50 



$414 50 



CITY POLICE. 



Appropriated for 1S50., $2,500 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid night watch- 
To Nathaniel Baker 2d, 306 00 

Ebenezer Ross, 306 00 

Simon Aldrich, 366 00 

Geo W. Wilson, 67 SS 

Micajah Ingham, 84 00 

1,129 68 

Paid for COMPLAINTS, WARRANTS, 
Witness fees, attending Trials and com- 
mitting prisoners, and services as police : 

To Geo P. Prescott, 143 95 

Amherst Kimball, 104 23 

J. M. Rowell, 29 25 

E. Ross, S 96 

Henry G. Lowell, 25 48 

I. E. Herrick, 1 00 

Robt. Means, 18 00 

330 87 

Paid J. M. Rowell for 1 years' salary 

City Marshall, 62 50 

R. Means, do do 34 72 

Simon Aldrich, for services at Went- 

worth's Trial,. 10 00 

Nathaniel Baker 2d, do do 12 00 
Amherst Kimball, for cash paid out for 

expenses and journey to Nashua, with 

boy, 2 00 

D. M. Robinson, for assistance rendered 

Police, 6 00 

W.W.Baker, do do 3 00 

Amounts carried forward, $130 22 $1,460 75 



40 CITY POLICE. 

Amount brought forward SI 30 22 $1.46' ' 

I 'a i David P. Perkins, for services Justice of 

Police Court, 67 25 

VV. L. Lane, do do 44 00 

B. F. Ayer, as Counsel, 10 00 

Hartshorn & Darling, for Watering Put 

and .Match Safe, for Marshall's office, 54 

N. P. Merrill, for stationery, 7 64 

Charles Cheney, for wood, 10 81 

F. Smyth, do. do 9 76 

P. Baxter, for sawing wood, 4 00 

Folsom & Hoit, for Fluid and Lamp,. 12 82 

Cram & Fisher, for Oil, 25 

Dow & Hill, for filling beds for Lobby,. 1 63 

Hartshorn & Darling, for stove, 5 08 

J. D. Emerson for repairs on Police 

Court Room, 3 00 

Isaac Riddle, for rent City Marshall's 

office, 75 00 

382 00 

Paid for REPAIRS ON LOBBY— 

To J. D. Emerson, for carpenter work, .... 22 00 

Ayer & Fogg, for Hard Ware, 3 57 

J. B. McCrillis, for Iron work, 3 35 

J. M. Stanton, do do 96 19 

A. L. Hutchinson & Co., for Stone 

Work, 95 32 

220 A: 

$2,063 18 

Balance undrawn February 1st, 1851, $436 82 



CITY OFFICERS. 



Appropriated for 1850, . $2,500 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid W. L. Lane, Mayor, salary from Jan. 

9 to March 20, $77 78 

Moses Fellows, do 3 qrs. salary, . . . 450 00 

F. Smyth City Clerk, 1 year's salarry, 250 00 

F. Smyth, for preparing Finance Commit- 
tee's Report last year, 40 00 

B. F. Ayer, Clerk of Common Council, 1 

year's salary, 100 00 

W. C. Clarke, City Solicitor, do. . . . 100 00 

John S. Elliot, City Physician, 8 month's 

salary, 67 00 

Z. Colburn, do 6 months salaiy, . . 100 00 

J. M. Berry, City Treasurer, 1 year's 

salary, 50 00 

1,234 78 

A. (x. Gale, Overseer of Poor, 1 year, 45 00 

R. Mitchell, do do 20 00 

John P. Webster, do do 25 00 

S. D. Sherburne, do do 80 63 

Amasa Waterman, do do 35 00 

205 63 

Isaac C. Flanders, Assesor 1 year, 74 00 

James Hall, do do 68 00 

A. Waterman, do do 88 00 

Daniel Balch, do do 22 00 

E. W. Bartlett, do do 51 00 

J. E. Bennett, for 32 days service, Clerk 

for Assessors, 64 00 

367 00 

Amount carried forward, $1,807 41 



42 CITY OFFICERS. 

Amount brought forward, SI, 807 4 1 

Paid Josiah Crosby, School Committee 1 year, 35 00 
S. Buntin, do do 35 00 

J. S. Flliot, do do 35 00 

D. F. Perkins do do 35 00 

A. W. Chapin, do do 35 00 

J. Y. McQuestion, do do 35 00 

210 00 



Thomas Wheet, Health office 1 year, 25 00 

Robert Means. do do 25 00 

M. G. J. Tewksbury, do do .... 25 00 



WARD OFFICERS. 

Paid Edson Hill, Moderator 4 50 

W, G. Means, do 3 00 

James O. Adams, do 3 00 

Isaac Riddle, do 4 00 

John Jones, do 3 00 

Ebenezer Marsh, do 6 00 

W. W. Baker, do 3 00 

Thomas Wheet, Clerk, 5 00 

J. Y. McQuestion, do 5 00 

Henry Kimball, do 5 00 

S. C. S. Burnham. do 5 00 

C. B. Gleason, do 5 00 

Wm. Reynolds, do 5 50 

William Boyd, Selectman, 5 00 

Thos. Carlton, do 4 00 

Stephen Tilton, do 5 00 

Moses Curbs, do 5 00 

Charles Brown, do 5 00 

Leonard Sanbom do 5 00 

Abram Brigham do 5 00 

Samuel Hall, do 5 00 

S. W. Parsons, do 5 00 

-lames Hall, do 5 00 

Samuel Dame do 5 00 

Harrison Weston, do 5 00 

S. B. Paige, do 5 00 

William Kiehardsnn, 5 0(1 

Gilman II. Kimball, 5 00 



75 00 



26 50 



30 50 



;i mi 



$2,223 11 
Balance undrawn Feb. 1st 1651, 276 59. 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 



Appropriated for 1850, $500 00 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid James 0. Adams, 

for advertising Ordinance and Resolutions, 5 50 
" Printing Notices and Letters for 

Health Officers and Assessors, .... 8 00 

•• Printing Blanks, 15 00 

" Check Lists for Wards, 16 00 

Paid Goodale & Gilmore, 

for Paper and Printing Annual Reports — 

last year 127 88 

" Advertising Ordinances, Resolutions 

and Notices, 11 00 

" Printing Check Lists for Wards,. ... 9 00 
" " Blanks for S. Committee, As- 
sessors and City Council, 32 75 

Paid Gage & Forsaith, 

for Advertising Ordinances and Resolu- 
tions— 1849-'50, 7 25 

Paid Henry Kimball, 

for Binding 1,555 City Reports, 9 60 

" Assessors' and Collectors' Blk. Books, 23 00 

" Journal for Common Council, 7 00 

" Police Court Docket, 1 25 

Paid Joseph Marshall, for Blank Receipt 

Book for Treasurer, 9 00 

Paid N. F. Merrill, for Stationery and Blank 
Books for City Marshal and Com- 
mon Council, 50 25 

Paid W. H. Fisk, for Stationery, 11 60 

C. Sonfield, for Pens, 94 

J. M. Berry, for Stationery, 3 00 

Hartshorn & Darling, for Folders, 1 00 

A. Waterman, for Stationery, 45 

Paid J. B. Johnson, 

for Books and Stationery for Poor Chil- 
dren, per order S. Committee, .... 12 12 
" Register & Pens for City Clerk's Office, 1 67 
Paid Robert Moore, 

for Stationery for Police Court — Went- 

worth Trial, 12 16 

" City Clerk's Office, 6 SI 

$382 23 

BALANCE UNDRAWN Feb. 1, 1851, $117 77. == 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, $2,494 94 

Deduct amounts transferred to the following 
Appropriations of previous years, to balance 
amounts then overdrawn, as follows, viz: 

City Officers, Feb. 1, 1849, 1,001 17 

" " 1850, 245 27 

City Hall, " " " 167 99 

City Police, " " " 984 03 

Commons, 75 40 



Appropriated 1850, 



$2,473 86 

~21 08 
2,000 00 

$2,021 08 



5 


02 


o 


5S 


5 


43 


1 


01 


6 


60 


3 


68 



EXPENDITURES 

Paid Geo. Porter, Amount overtaxed, 1849, 
Joseph Neal, " " is is, 

Stephen C. Hall, " " 1849, 

0. Jackson, " " 

Joseph Duncklee, " " " 

John S. Elliott, " « « 



Paid R. Means, Collector 1848 and 1849, for 
Taxes Abated (on his lists of those years) of 
the following named persons and amounts, 0*2 ■" 

1818. 

Josiah Sawyer, 15 48 

Borace I reorge, 2 58 

Lewis TeWksbury 2 58 

Freeman Baldwin 2 58 



?24 32 



Amounts carried forward,, .. 



$23 22 $24 32 



ABATEMENT OP TAXES. 45 

Amounts brought forward, $23 22 $24 32 

Wni. Putnam, 2 58 

Nathaniel Conant, 2 58 

J. S. Trickey, 2 58 

Joshua B. Cheswell, 2 58 

Geo. B, Bacon, 20 42 

Thomas S. Frost, 2 58 

Jno B. Cunningham, 2 5S 

Alva Foss, 2 58 

Jno Herrick, 2 58 

Joseph Neal, 2 58 

Marsh, Brothers, & Co., 12 00 

Jas McColley, 4 30 

J, T.P.Hunt, 1 29 

Henry Davis, 2 08 

Jno Houston, 2 58 

Wm. Dinsmore, 2 58 

Henry Stevens, 2 58 

Asa Carpenter, 2 58 

Sam Harris, 2 58 

*E. E. Wortman, 2 58 

Alexander Meek, 2 58 

$104 59 

1§49. 

R. M. Richardson, 2 47 

Benjamin Osgood, 2 47 

W. H. Johnson, 2 47 

Horace George, 2 47 

Kneeland Jewell 8 65 

Hibbard Stevens, 2 42 

Jno A. Snowdon 2 47 

T.S. Kelley, 2 47 

Chase Taylor, 2 47 

Woods & Porter, 5 06 

Francis Parker, 2 47 

Chas J. Bradbury, 4 12 

Joseph R. Adams, 4 12 

Jno McKean, 2 47 

Alex Gilchrist, 10 71 

Jno Danforth, 2 47 

Nathaniel Wheat, 4 11 

David Ames, 62 

Ira Russell, 5 00 

Gardner Tilton, 3 70 

Wm Dinsmore, 2 47 

Joseph G. George, 2 47 

Amounts carried forivard, $78 15 $128 91 



46 ABATEMENT OF TAXfcX 

Amounts brought forward, S78 15 $12S 9 1 

Elijah Gove, 2 47 

Stephen Saunders, 9 90 

Thomas Conncll, 2 47 

John Kagin, 2 47 

Henry Bowers, 2 47 

Jeremiah Conncll, 2 47 

Chaa G. Darling, 4 12 

Sam Harris 2 47 

E. E. Wbrtman, , 2 47 

Gilman Reed, 3 26 

Joseph Whipple 2 47 

115 19 

$244 19 
Balance undrawn Feb. 1st 1851, $1,776 87. 



CITY FARM AND PAUPERS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1. 1850,.. . $1,879 10 

Appropriated for 1850, 2,500 00 

$4,379 10 

CITY FARM.— EXPENDITURES. 

Paid J. S. Kidder & Co., for Goods, 

Groceries, and Grass Seed, ... 37 20 

Kidder &, Co., for Goods and Gro- 
ceries, 4 50 

J. Abbott, for 5 Bags Meal, 8 20 

Bailey & Paige, for Goods and 

Groceries, 23 34 

C. W. Murch & Co., for Boots and 

Shoes, 17 15 

Hill, Berry & Co., for 1 bbl Flour, 6 50 

Berry & Co., for Goods and Gro- 
ceries, 30 38 

Ayer & Fogg, for Sheet Lead, 
Lead Pipe, Nails, Shovels, Hoes, 
Corn Sheller and Hard Ware^ 47 58 

George W. Merriam, for Black- 
smithing 16 74 

Zadock Wright, for nine months 

work, at $9 60 per month,.. 86 37 

Daniel Randlet, for 1-3 year's 
Salary, as Superintendant of 
City Farm to March 5, 1850, 
at $300 per year, , . . 100 00 

Amount carried forward, $377 96 



48 CITY FARM AND PAUPERS. 

Amount brought forward,. . .$377 96 
CITY FARM— 
Pd Daniel Randlet, for 2-3 year's Sal- 
ary as Superintendant of City 
Farm from March 5 to Nov. 5, 
1850, at $350 per year, 233 34 

Daniel Randlet, Cash paid for 1 
YokeOxen, 105 30 

Daniel Randlet, Cash paid for 

Goods, Groceries, Labor &c, . . 97 84 

S. D. Sherburne, for Cow and 

Calf, $30, for Manure $8,. . . 38 00 

N. Chase, for Horse Cart and 

Blacksmithing, 51 04 

Geo. A. Brown, for 2 Cooking 

Stoves and Manure, 52 63 

Daniel Marsh, for Buffalo Robe 

and Goods, 13 79 

Patrick McLaughlin, for Labor 

and Ditching, 9 18 

John Roy, for Choping 90 Cords 
Wood, $45, and 12 days La- 
bor $6, 51 00 

James Curen, for 37 days Labor, IS 50 

Thomas Kaine, for Labor, 3 00 

Enoch Clough, for 8 days Labor, 4 00 

Morris Danahue, for Labor,.... 18 30 

John P. Adriance, for Hard Ware, 8 29 

Noah L. Wiggin, for 23 days' 

labor, 13 83 

Hazelton & Webber, for Goods & 

Groceries, 30 50 

Blaisdcll & Barker, for Goods &, 

Groceries, 4 58 

Mooers & Tibbets, for Bedstead 

& Cord, 2 42 

John Proctor, for Bull, 20 00 

John Pursils, for nursing in Small 

P<>\ 11 00 

John B. McCrillis, for Blacksmith- 

ing, 7 24 

Amount carried forward, ...$1,171 74 



CITY FARM AND PAUPERS. 49 

Amount brought forward, ..$1,171 74 
CITY FARM— 

Paid Lyman Lamphere, for Bedding, 6 00 
Benjamin Kinsley, for 8 1-2 cords 

Manure 34 50 

Enoch S. Rowell, for Labor, .... 8 76 

Benj. Tuttle, for Goods 5 47 

D. A. Bartlett, for 44 lbs. Beef, 2 97 
S. P. Greeley, for Horse Collar, 

Chains, &o., II 13 

Geo. W. Brockway, for Black- 
smithing, 7 47 

Daniel Shirley, for Bull, 18 00 

J. H. Moor & Co., for 1200 lbs. 

Plaster, 4 80 

Z. Perry, for 100 lbs. Mutton,... 4 00 

Harrison Plummer, for Labor,. . . 22 62 

Mich'l Shaing, for Labor 12 days, 6 00 
Fisher & Fogg, for 163 1-2 lbs. 

C. Beef, 6 54 

G. W. Adams, for 4 bags Salt, . . 4 75 
Jas. McQuestion, for making 17 

bbls. Cider, 4 25 

Geo, Fellows, for one gig Wagon, 51 00 

Alfred Wright, for 18 days Labor, 18 00 

F. Blake, for 5 days Labor, 5 00 

Leonard Streeter, for It 1-2 days' 

Labor, 11 50 

Caleb Gage, for Shewing Oxen, 2 00 

" 1 Plow," 10 00 

Alonzo Smith, for 5750 Shingles, 23 00 

John Regan, for 12 days' Labor, 6 00 

Coffin & Johnson, Horse-hire,.. 1 25 
J. D. Emerson, for Lumber and 

Labor, 43 17 

Jas. Wallace, for Labor, 75 

C. Day, for Sawing Boards, .... 12 03 

S. Toby, for 1-2 Bbl. Soap, 2 00 

David Hill, for Insurance on Alms- 
house, 24 00 

Daniel Randlet, Cash paid for 

Horse, 150 00 

$1,678 70 



50 am farm and vAvrtsi 

Amount brought forward . < «... ., ... . ^f 1,676 

PAUPERS OFF THE FARM. 

(NCW? INCLUDING COUNTY PAUPERS. 
EXPENDITURES. 

Paid 9. D. Shurbume, for Fare and 

Board of Eliza Porter, 7 22 

for 1-2 Cord Wood delivered Mrs. 

Dan. Parker, 2 %h 

for Moving Wm. Darrah, 3 00 

for 1-2 Cord Wood delivered Mrs. 

Chase Fuller, , . . 2 25 

for 1-2 Cord Wood del'd Alfred 

Seavey, ....,,. 2 25 

for I 1-8 Cord Wood del'd Mrs. 

Dan. Parker, . 5 00 

Langdon Senter, for Boarding 

Reuben Sawyer 30 weeks, ... 35 24 

for Clothing, Doctor's Bill and Fu- 
neral Expenses of Reuben Saw- 
yer, ( , ,,. 15 43 

Geo. Corning, for Boarding E/ra 
Corning and Clarendon Griffin 
to Dec. 31, 1850, at $75 per 
year, 93 31 

J. S. Kidder & Co., for Goods 
and Groceries del'd Jesse Saun- 
ders, .< 15 94 

for Goods and Groceries del'd 

Mrs. Dan. Parker, 10 

for Goods and Groceries del'd 

Mrs. Chase Fuller. .'00 

for Goods and Groceries del'd 

Ezra Corning, «. <>' 

for Goods and Groceries del'd 
Ginger 1 [arvey 3 91 

John S. Elliot, for Attendance on 

Mrs. Dan. Parker'e Gfiri 13 00 

for Attendance on IOli/.. Chepin, . . 1 00 

for Attendance on Mrs. Morse,, I 50 






Amounts curried forward $214 19 $1,678 ' ' 



CITY FARM AND PAUPERS. 51 

Amounts brought forward, $214 49 $1,678 70 

PAUPERS OFF THE FARM— 

Paid lor Attendance on Gault Girl, ... 5 00 

A. G. Gale, for Attendance on 

Mrs. Otis, * , 18 00 

for Attendance on G. H. Brown's 

Child,... 15 00 

for Attendance on Jas. B. Clough, 7 50 
Dan'I Randlet for 1-2 Cord Wood 

del'd Mrs. Webster, 2 00 

for 1-2 Cord Wood del'd Mrs. 

Gould, 2 00 

for 1*2 Cord Wood del'd Mrs, 

Fuller, , * 2 00 

F. Kimball, for 1-2 Cord Wood 

del'd Mrs. Fuller, ... * it 2 00 

for ] -2 Cord Wood del'd R. Foss, 2 00 
Cram, Fisher & Co., for Goods 

and Groceries del'd Mrs. Dan. 

Parker, ... iS 8 69 

for Goods and Groceries del'd Al- 
fred Seavey, * 7 38 

J. J. Straw, for Coffin and Burial 

of Jesse Saunders, . < * 7 17 

for Coffin and Burial of Frances 

J. Crombie,. > < 3 50 

for Coffin and Burial of Hazen 

Boyce, t < 5 25 

J. D. Walker, for Attendance on 

Otis B. Hardy, 3 00 

J. Pi and A. C. Webster, for four 

Loads Wood del'd J. Saunders, 9 50 
F. Smyth, for 1-2 cord Wood del'd 

J. Phelps, * 1 50 

for 1-2 Cord Wood del'd Mrs. 

Fuller, 1 75 

for 1-4 Cord Wood del'd Mrs. D> 

Parker, 94 

Wm. Boyd, for 25 1-2 qts. Milk 

del'd Alfred Seavy, 1 28 



Amounts carried forward, $319 95 $1,678 70 



CITY FARM AND PAUPBR8. 

Amounts brought forward, &01« 95 ($1,678 70 

PAUPERS OFF THE FARM— 

Paid Wm. Boyd for Wood, Milk and 

Meat del'd Alfred Seavey,... 4 3& 
J. A. & H. Stearns, for Goods 
and Groceries del'd Mrs.C. Fill- 
ip,. 4 00 

lei, ...••• 

M. J. & D. F. Straw, for Goods 

and Groceries del'd Mr.Harvey, 5 00 

Wm. & A. Weeks, for 1 month's 

House-rent for Mrs. Peavey,.. 4 00 

S. P. Webber, for two months' 

House-rent for Mrs. D. Parker, 8 01 

S. Leavitt, for meat and butter de- 
livered to Mrs Dan"l Parker, 2 54 

Simon Haselton,fur boarding Eliza 

Haselton 1 week, ■ ~ 0° 

Mr. Webster, for boarding Elisa- 
beth Squires 2 weeks, 3 00 

L. & A. Jackson, for goods deli'd 

to Mrs. Jesse Saunders, 3 l J-> 

Dr. S. Bunton, for attendance on 

Alfred Seavy, 10 00 

Dr. Z. Colburn, for attendance on 

Jesse Saunders, 1 l 00 

E. G. Collins, for goods delivered 

to Mrs. Jesse Saunders, 4 86 

Town of Merrimack, for Doctor's 
bill, boarding and nursing L. A. 
G. Crosby, 81 00 

Berry & Co., for goods and gro- 
ceries, delivered to R. Foss,. . . 4 00 
A. S. Trask, for pair of shoes de- 
livered to Mrs. Jesse Saunders. 1 00 
Jas Littleiield. for boarding, and 
Clothing, wood and damage to 
Bed,for Wm. Wells and wife, 40 75 

Stephen Brown, for boarding J. B. 

Clough 1 week, 2 00 

#2,190 14 



CITY FARM AND PAUPERS. 53 

Amount brought forward, $2,190 14 

COUNTY PAUPERS OFF THE FARM. 

Paid W. L. Lane 70 91 

Walter B. Jones 3 50 

S. D. Sherburne, 110 55 

Page & Savory, 2 84 

Hartshorn &. Humes, 2 65 

A. G. Gale, 75 20 

William Mills, 3 00 

Z. Harvey 23 17 

Bailev & Page, 1 6 50 

E. W. Bartlett, 28 25 

A. Waterman, . < 23 54 

Mary Shany, 1 50 

M. J. & D. F. Straw, 6 50 

J. A. & H. Stearns, 65 67 

John Shepherd, 14 06 

J. S. Kidder & Co 84 60 

F.Smyth, 118 33 

Sewall Leavitt, 3 78 

Jonathan Clay, 2 00 

J. J. Straw, 81 52 

Cram, Fisher & Co, 15 26 

David Randlett 91 25 

Hill, Berry & Co., 45 91 

Thos. Paine, 6 50 

Patrick Connelley, 3 50 

E. Young, 10 25 

S. D. Sherburne. 2d, 15 00 

Jacob Brown 6 00 

Richard Mullin 24 00 

J.C.Moor 20 00 

Josiah Crosby, 2 50 

M. D. Paige, 3 50 

Julia O'Cormer, 8 00 

F. Kimball 28 35 

A.S.Crosby, 14 00 

Hanson & Gilford 5 50 



Amounts carried forward, $1,037 59 $2,190 14 

*Mpst of the Bills of expenditure for County Paupers ;ire in possession of the Couit, 
wa are, therefore, unable to give the items. 



54 CITY FARM AND PAUPERS. 

Amounts brought forward, $1,037 59 $2,190 It 

COUNTY PAUPERS OFF THE FABM— 

Paid S. P. Jackson, 15 30 

D.B. Nelson, 14 85 

Charles Chitman, 2 00 

D. C. Gould, 2 80 

C. O, Neal, 14 50 

E. Fairbanks 5 00 

Mrs. R. Woods, 39 87 

P. Conner, 1(> 10 

J. P. Webster, 3 00 

Amherst Kimball. 14 25 

Isaac Wyman Jr., 30 50 

S. G. Langley, 3 55 

J. M. Rowelf. 1 50 

Alba Foss, 9 00 

J. B. Batchelder. 25 14 

Concord R. R. Co., 1 5 00 

Berry & Co., 21 47 

W. W. Baker, 2 25 

Fisher & Fosig, 63 

U. A. Clason,. 28 10 

James & Langle) 14 75 

Nathaniel Herrick, 3 70 

Asa S. Trask 88 

John S. Elliot 10 00 

George S. Chandler, 2 00 

Cheney & Co 2 90 

Patrick O'Connell, 19 86 

James Mitchell, 3 62 

Abram C. Smith 4 00 

Geo. W. Wilson 6 00 

N. H. Bannister 3 50 

C. S. Fisher, 1 38 

$1,375 01 

$3,565 15 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1st, 1851, of 
Appropriation for City Farm, Pau- 
pers oiF the Farm, and County 
Paupers. $813 95. 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1st, 1S50, 8516 64 

Appropriated for 1850, 1,000 00 

$1,516 64 

Deduct, amount transferred to City Hall 

Repairs, 200 00 

1,316 64 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid J. L. Lord for injury to person, caxised by 

defect in side walk on Elm Street, 250 00 

Sinnuel Head, for injury to Horse, caused 

1 »y defect in " Wilson Road," 25 00 

David Flanders, for injury to Horse,caused 
by defect in " Dickey Road," 24 00 

John T. Spofford, for damage to Horse 
and Carriage, caused by defects in Canal 
Bridge, 5 00 

Isaac Whittemore, for damage of wagon 
caused by defects of Bridge, in District 
No. 4, 4 32 

Manchester Post Office, for postage, 4 11 

J. F. James, for Surveying and Plans, ... 6 25 

John Merrill, for removing nuisances,. ... 4 87 

(rale & Merrill, for use of Merrimack Hall, 

for Town Meeting 4 days for Ward 2, . . 20 00 

Daniel Balch, for Horse and Carriage and 
expenses to Amherst with County Pauper 
Bills, 6 75 

Daniel Balch, for Horse and Carriage and 
expenses to Concord, City Farm, and 
New Highways, 9 08 

Amount carried forward, $359 38 



$8 INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Amount drought forward, $359 38 

aiiel Balch, for time Low- 

ell, on businese relating to building I lourt 

•use, 3 00 

I >hn L. Bradford, for time and exjx 
to Boston on business relating to building 

of Court House, 7 30 

Las Dickey, for time and expenses to 
Boston on business relating to building 

( lourt House, 7 30 

- . D.Emerson, for time and expense to 
Boston mi business relating tp building 

i (f ( lourt House, 7 31 

B. Kinsley, for use of Horse and Carriage, 11 05 
■V. II. Bill & Co., " " " :> 50 

J. G. Eaton, " " " 7 77 

Edward Hall, " " " 1 00 

< Jheney & Fogg, " " " 9 00 

Wilson & Cheney, " " " 7 25 

James & Coffin,* " " " 10 75 

-J. S. Cheney & Co., " " " 12 25 

S, Bunton, « " " 6 00 

nh Crosby, " " " 2 00 

Alonzo Smith, " " " 00 

"mi-ley A: James, " " " 5 00 

/. Smyth, for use of Horse and carnage 
sundry times, expenses to Sharon, Con- 
cord and sundry places,onCity business and 
cash paid for recording Deeds, Postage, 

Express, and stationery, as per bill 20 23 

W. L. Lane, for cash paid for labor for re- 
movingsnow, and on streets during win- 
ter...' 75 82 

V. b. Lane, paid Express and fbr incidentals S 7 1 
Cheney & Co., for city seal and engraving, 8 25 
\. Waterman, for expenses to Ainherst, 
preparing list pf II. R. Stock, ami cash 

paid for stationery 7 88 

>aniel Hall, forcareof old Town Hall... 2 00 

L M. Chapin, for Maps 6 50 

l\ Drdgc, Copies & Entries — Farmer Road 

case I 50 

Edward Hall, for services as Assessor 1848, 7 00 
W, C. Clarke, for cash paid witnesses in 

H. Gamble's case I" 00 

Walter Neal, for book case 1 s 7 

Amount carried, forward $646 62 



[NCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 57 

Amount brought forward^ $646 62 

Paid W. W. Baker, for cash paid witnesses in 

IJ. Gamble's case, and expenses 12 88 

Wesleyan Church, for cash overpaid on City 

HaUlasi year 24 00 

M. G-, .). Tewksbury, for vaccinating 170 
persons, and removing nuisances, ~1 75 

Thomas Wheet, for vaccinating 223 persons, ~7 S7 

William Craig, for, posting notices 1 00 

J. M, Berry, for cash paid express, 25 

l>. (irittin. tor shovelling snow 50 

Reuben Kimball, for breaking out roads, 

Dist. No. 1, 5 00 

S. Phillips for repairing Ward Room, ... 1 25 

S. 1>. Merrill, for boxes and chests for City 

papers, 12 50 

! ». 31. Robertson, for expenses cleansing out- 
vault, 9 00 

Daniel Clark, for professional services for 
City, 13 00 

Daniel Clark, letter fur payment of an ac- 
count, 1 00 

Thos P. Pierce, for repairing and varnish- 
ing Maps,. 5 00 

Herman Foster, for writing agreement to 
be signed by Tilton & Sweetser, 1845,.. 1 00 

Herman Foster, for Professional service 

and cash paid out 1846,. 6 82" 

$789 44 



Balance undrawn February 1st, 1851, $527 20. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1S60 1,508 29 

Appropriated 2.500 00 



EXPENDITURES. 
^Ieiiimack Engine Co. No. 1. 

Paid for Services of men at Fires ami Drills, .. 131 20 

for Services of men Drawing Reservoir,. 4 00 

Bunneman & Co., Repairs on Engine,.. 215 50 

Hill it Co., Freight on Engine, 7 ~C> 

E. B. Richardson, Painting Bouse,. ... 10 38 

Charles Clough, Repairing House, 1 34 

.!. P. .lames, Expenses to Boston and 
Roxbury <m business relating to Re- 
pairs of Engine 5 70 

Oilman B. Pogg, 60 Keys 6 00 

Wm. A. Brown, Steward's Service 1 <{i\. 7 50 

Moses II. Clough, Oil 4 OS 

J.S. Kidder & Co., Cordage 25 

Wm. Rounsefell, Painting and Lettering 

Badges and Debts 2 75 

T. i\ Pierce, Painting and Varnishing 

Engine ' 17 no 

\. Branch, 3 gals. N. P. Oil 5 25 

A.. Branch, Repairing Hose 11 50 

S. P. Greeley, II Belts 5 I I 

do. Repairing Bose 

Emerson & Langley, Repairs of Hose,.. 8 13 



$4,006 . 



156 22 
osremici^KMi Engine Co. No.3. 

Paid liir Services men at Pires and Drills,.. L72 60 

for Steward's Service 1 pear 30 00 

202 60 

Amount carried forward 8656 82 



FUtE DEPARTMENT. 59 

Amount brought forward $65S 82 

Massninesick Engine Co. No. t. 

Paid for Services, men at Fires and Drills,.. 204 30 

Eben French, Steward's Service 3 qrs.,. 22 50 

do. Sawing] Cord Wood, ... . 1 25 

do. Labor and Stock, 4 61 

Joel Taylor, Steward's Service 1 qr.,.. . 7 50 

John P. Adriance, Hatchet and "Wrench, 2 05 

W. II. Mayo, Graining Doors, 4 50 

J. N. Bruce, Sign, 25 00 

W. F. Barnes. Paper Hangings, 3 33 

W.H. Fisk, do. do. " 2 99 

Engine Co., Whitewashing Room, 2 00 

P. Day, 3 Office Chairs, 3 00 

Eben French, Bill Sundries, (not named) 1 12 

G. T. Mixer's Bill, (items not named).. 7 70 

J. E. Walker's Bill, ".""... 2 25 

G. A. Brown, Stove, Pipe and Zinc, ... 1 1 37 

J. S. Kidder & Co., 1 gal. Oil, 1 40 

do. do. Alcohol,.... 75 
Concord R. Road, Freight on Engine last 

year, 3 13 

Stark Mills, Repairs of Engine, 2 00 

T. P. Pierce, Painting Hose Carriage,.. 10 00 

F. Smyth, 1 Cord Wood, 4 00 

S. W. Parsons, Repairs on House, 93 18 

A. Branch, Repairing Hose, 12 50 

S. P. Greeley, Cape for Cap, 1 00 

Wm. McPherson, Stock and Plastering 

House, - 15 50 

S. P. Greeley, Repairing Hose, 6 S7 

do. do. Engine and Hose, 6 00 

W. P. Stratton, do. Pumps and Pipe, 2 25 
G- 13. Fogg, 75 Keys, 42 Figures and 1 

pr. Scissors, 9 55 

473 60 

Torrent Engine Co. No. 5. 

Paid for Services, men at Fires and Drills, . . 152 00 
Company for Repairs of Engine and Hose, 

House and Furniture, 303 5S 

S. P. Greeley, Repairing Hose and Pipe, 20 58 

Wm. McPherson, Whitewashing, 6 75 

T. P. Pierce, Paint'g and Var'g Engine, 17 00 

S. P. Greeley, 5 1-2 gals. N. F. Oil, ... 9 62 

A. Branch, Repairing Hose, 3 00 

Amounts carried forward, $512 53 $1,132 42 



FT RE DEPARTMENT. 

Amounts brought forward $512 52 11,132 12 

Paid W. B. Shepherd, 1 1-4 year's Servii 

Steward 45 00 

W. B. Shepherd, Labor on Engine and 

Bose,Oi] and Materials, 41 00 

utshorn & Darling, Stove Pipe and 

Repairing, 10 11 

Porter & Searle, Oil and Soap, 7 00 

Walter Adriance, Alcohol andSpirits,.. 87 

L 0. Wallace, Balance due on Brak. , 5 00 

Bunneman & Co., Eron for Tongue 00 

Aver & Fogg, Lead Pipe 87 

R. Button, Repairing Well and Pump, 3 60 

Gr. W. Merriam, Screw and Wrench, 1 00 
J. S. Kidder & Co., OS lbs. Manilla 

Hope, 9 19 

642 7 i 

Eiigiiic Co. X«. 6. 

1'uid Company for Steward's Services, 6 mos., 15 00 
do. Lantern, Torches, Trumpet 
Caps, Badges, Belt.-, Figures, Letters, 

&c 77 11 

Ilunneman & Co., Hose and Coupling,.. 211 50 

303 61 

Hook mu\ Ladder Co. Dfo* 1. 

Paid for Services, men at Fires and Drills... . S7 40 

Company, Book, Lamps and Wicking, • . 1 S6 

J. D.Wells, Repairs, .... 3 73 

S. W. Parsons, Repairs, 13 05 

C. F. Stanton, W 1 1 8S 

J. 15. McCrillis, Iron Work 1 25 

Walter Neal, Repairs, 16 64 

128 31 

Hose Coni|>:iD)Y HTO« *-J. 

faiii for Services, men at Fires and Drills 55 00 

ICeservoirs. 

Paid W. li. Lane, for Cash paid and Services 

Building Reservoir onTremont Sqr 170 90 

Bteoairs of Reservoirs^ 

Paid llilas Dickey, for Labor and Brick 19 62 

John B. McCrillis, [rdn Worl 6 32 

Amounts carried forward 825 9 1 $2,433 50 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. ' 

Amounts brought for ward $25 94 $2,433 50 

Paid W. L. Lane, Services Superintending 

Repairs 15 00 

E. Kiiowlt.m, for Labor 14 06' 

Asa Place, " " 3 00 

E. B. Fifield, " " 4 50 

Gilbert & Shepherd, for " 4 50 

CM. Johnson, " " 50 

N. Parker, " " 1 00 

L. Caswell, " " 2 00 

A. Bunton, " " 3 13 

N. Corning, " " 1 50 

Stillman Fellows, " " 2 24 

J. E. Bonnet, " " and Brick,. . 3 92 

L. Perkins, " " 1 50 

Berry & Co., " •< 3 75 

Moses Sargent, " " 50 

J. D. Emerson, " " 1 87 

88 91 

Paid I. C. Flanders, Chief Engineer, 1 year's 

Salary, 50 00 

Isaac C. Flanders, Expenses to Roxbury 

and Postage, 5 00 

C. A. Luce, Ass't Eng. and Clerk, 1 yr, 20 00 
S. W. Parsons, do. do. do., 10 00 

F. Smyth, do. do. do., 10 00 
S. P. Greeley, do. do. do., 10 00 

D. Hill, Insurance of Engine Houses, . . 26 25 

W. Craig, Posting Notices, 1 25 

Levi B. Roberts, Services at Fire, 75 

John Capen, for I. R, Coats & Co., 44 00 

Hill & Co., Freight, 1 88 

179 13 

The- following named bills do not state to 

which company the items belong : — 

Paid Hunneman & Co., for Blunderbus and 

Fixings, 19 00 

Hunneman & Co., for Piston, 8 00 

— — — 27 00 

$2 728 5 1 
Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, 81,279 75. 

Xotj-..— An Onler was passed in May lasi to pay the Members of the Fire Department 
»m the first day of May, annually, for Services ; consequently they have not been paid foi 
any Service rendered since the passage of said Order. 

There is now due to Firemen for Service about $1,000. 



INTEREST PAID u.\ iTrv DEBT 



Balance undrawn 1-Vb. 1, 1850, 8825 90 

Appropriated 1850,.* 6,000 00 

— $6,825 

EXPENDITURES, 

Paid [srael Merrill,.. S30 00 

Amoskeag Hank,..- 1 00 

D. B, Stearns,. . . < 48 00 

Abig iil Runnels* .■ 56 60 

Manchester Hank, 212 17 

Samuel Fish , 168 50 

Oliver Bailor, .■ 60 00 

A. Chandler; .....Ill S3 

Moody Kent 300 26 

•I. ('■'. Cilley * 52 78 

•). Dodge, -J-,' 98 

J. 15; Walker, 600 00; 

Samuel Martin, ; 35 30 

Ephraim Weston,. ....... „• Q l 17 

•I. If Wilkins, 120 00 

tfancy Gove 30 60 

Hannah Bartlet1 11 84 

-!. M. Berry, t u 15 50 

J. A, Harris. 12 18 

Jame 1 1< vt 77 71 

Enoa Collins 29 25 

Olive Stevens, « 59 i \ 

Bi 22 ni 

T. Chandler, 12 -7 

v. <1. Stark, 360 00 

II. M. Reed , 19 79 

n of Pelham 71 58 

I ifa » 396 90 

Rhoda Flanders 86 51 

I 

Paid I Stock 2 • ' • 

: • 
Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, 81,147 34. 



CITY DEBT PAID. 



% Amoskeag Bank ,,....;....*... 1,000 00 

Abigail Runnels, t 600 00 

Manchester Bank, , 4,000 00 

Samuel Fish, 2,000 00 

.James Dodge, , 360 00 

Samuel Martin 250 00 

Nancy Gove, ( 500 00 

Moody Kent, * 1,000 00 

Adam Chandler .-....•••• 1,900 00 

James Hoyt,. . . 1,300 00 

Enos Collins, .150 00 

Olive Stevens, 1,000 00 

Betsey Brown k 350 00 

Thomas Chandler. 400 00 

Hannah Bartlett, » 575 00 

Hannah M, Reed 325 00 

Town of Pelham 300 00 

Jesse Gibson 2,300 00 

Rhoda Flanders,. .* 550 00 

Ephraim Weston, 1,000 00 

S19',860 0(? 



NOTE. — Tbe above amounts paid on City Debt have been obtained as follows 
Will appear elsewhere. 
Prom City Stock sold (mostly payable in 1872) - - - 16,500 00 
Promissory notfe (payable in 1857) ----- BOO 00 
Money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, - 2,760 00 

$10,860 00 



CITY DEBT, FEB. 1, 1851. 



I indoiM'tiieiit 



Add interest unpaid Feb, 1. 1851, 













1 


; unp'd 




Date 


of Notes. 
20, 1841. 


; 'I'n whom payable, 


U'lie 
Nov. 


i 


ments. 


Feb. 1. 1851. 


Ann. nnt. 


Nov. 


Moodv Kent, 




n i.: 


i.ooo oo 


Apri 


•1, 1842.1 J. G.Cilley, 


April 


4, 


1846. 


500 00 






Inly 


1, 1843.1 Jane Harris, 


July 


1, 


1844. 




8 00 


200 (10 


Oct. 


18, 1844. 


J. I!. Walker, 
do. dii. 
do. do. 


Oct. 


]*, 


1 • 52. 
1853. 

]- .1 




• 

:;i no 
31 n, 


2.000 00 
9,000 00 


June 


2, 1843. 


do. do. 
do. do. 


June 


o 


1856. 

1857. 






2,000 00 

■ 


Sept. 


9, li 


dO. dn. 


Sept. 


9, 


1853. 




;- 


3,000 00 


" 


30, " 


Sally Sargent, 


June 


30 


1855. 






2,000 00 


Jan. 


11, 1847. 


P. <;. Stark, 


Jan. 


11, 


1852. 




1 


May 


20, " 


William Miuot, 


Demand. 




91 4» 




Dec. 


9, " 


X. Hunt, 


Dec. 


'.'. 










" 


13, " 


J. G. Dodge, 


" 


13, 


1- -. 




1 02 21 




'• 


00 " 


E. Adams 3d, 


" 


•'■' 






132 00 




•Jan. 


3, 1848. 


S. Cliandler, 


Jan. 


3d 


1853. 




16 25 




■• 


13, " 


1). B. Htearns, 


" 


13 


I -:,::. 








" 


22, " 


J. Merrill, 


Demand. 




31 7:. 




Mar. 


::>. L848. 


.1. Join's, 


Mar. 


i3J, 


1853. 






500 00 


\|iril 


22 ii 


Oliver Railc v, 


April 


22 


1849. 






1,000 00 


Kav 


9, " 


T. K. Elliot, 


Vug. 


9, 


1849. 








July 

i . 


1, " 
1, " 


J. Anderson, 

l.in -inda A. Kvans, 


July 


I. 


1849. 




- 


400 00 


Oct. 


31, " 


E. Adams, 


Oct. 


31, 


" 




104 00 


800 00 


Feb 


15, 1849. 


James Anderson, 


Feb. 


15, 


1850. 








lime 


1. " 


Bel lej Brown, 


June 


1. 


1850. 




17 50 


■17.', 00 


July 


2 " 


John '«;. Dodge, 


July 


•j_ 


1S5U. 




1 1 78 


157 i" 


" 


7, " 


Hannah i". Hoj t, 


" 


7, 


'■ 




28 l"> 


. 


" 


16, " 


Martha Flanders, 


■< 


16, 


14 




07 70 




May 




Nehemitili Hunt, 


May 


16, 










Jul V 


1. 1847. 


Certificates of Stock. 


July 


1, 


1857, 








do. 


do. do. 


do, do. 


do. 


1, 


1862. 




•.'."..; 7.. 




do. 


do. do. 


do. do. 


do. 


I, 






503 ii" 




do. 


.1..- do. 


do. do. 




1, 




500 00 


299 50 








3,423 13 





$94,931 00 
$98,354 13 



CITY DEBT COMPARED WITH THAT OF LAST YEAH. 



The City Debt at the commencement of the last Financial 
year, Feb. 1, 1850, amounted to.. $97,691 00 

It has been increased the past year, 
(as before shown,) as follows : 

By loan on promissory note, $600 00 

" City Stock sold, 16,500 00 

$17,100 00 

$114,791 00 
Said Debt has been decreased during 
the past year ending Feb. 1, 1851, 
by payments of promissory notes, 19,860 00 

Actual Debt, Feb. 1, 1851, ,$94,931 00 

Reduction of City Debt during last 

year,. $2,760 00 



Interest due Feb. 1, 1851, ....... . $3,423 13 

" " " 1850, .3,365 27 

Increase of Interest over payments dur- 
ing the present year, . , $57 86 



CITY PROPERTi'. 



City Hall and lot at cost, , , 34. i i5 00 

Farm at cost and permanent 
improvements, „ 15,801 99* 

Stock, tools, provisions and fur- 
niture at city farm, •• , 4,211 83 

Engifne houses and Fire Appar- 
ratus, 8,940 

Reservoirs at cost, , . . . . -3,820 -VS 

'-■ Valley * hearse3 and hearse 

house 933 00 

Old Town Rouse, - -300 00 

Court House lot at cost includ- 
ing interest, „ , . . . . 5.9(53 47 

Common Sewers at cost, 13,760 i 1 

Safe, and Furniture belonging to 

City Hall 104 Of) 

83,154 

Cash in the Treasury, Feb, 1,185] 3,170 11 

DEBTS DtTE THE CITV. 

From! I). L. Stevens, Collector of 
Taxes for the year 1847 $1,446 I! 

From Robert Means, Collector of 
Taxes for the year L848 ^,549 71 

From Robert Means, Collector of 
Taxes for E849 »4,I85 38 

Amount* ca ward,,., 31 6*8 91,325 70 

\ Committee ol (ha Board of \\& minted to examine m 

.- 1 i • \ . • r . amount and their report was accepted 

.hi the nbati men) tint no) j el been made. 

►The ;i mi H i hi in non resident To du Robert Means' lists of 184t nod 1849 

' sport of la I 



CITY PROPERTY. 67 

. i mounts brought forward, 18,181 68 91,325 70 

From J. M. Rowell, Collector of 

Taxes for the year 1850, 13,114 85 

From County of Hillsborough for 

support of paupers, . 4 ♦ . . . . . 274 03 

From Towns, for support of pau- 
pers, 50 00 

From Sundry individuals for Li- 
cense granted 1847 to enter 
drains into Common Sewers, 72 70 

From J.S.T.Cushing, Fees, 1848, 400 00 

„ — 22,093 25 

Total amount of City Property 

and Debts due the city, $ 113,418 95 

Deduct amount of city debt... . 94,931 00 
" interest due on city debt, 3,423 13 
" unpaid bills in Treasurer's 

hands, , >, .. 483 46 

- — 98,837 59 

balance in favor of the city, uu 14,5S1 36 

SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY. 

Disfc No.l, Sell-. House and Lot, i $200 00 

« " 2. " " " Spring Street,. 9,800 00 

" " « " " " Bridge " 1,500 00 

" " " " " " Lowell " 5,000 00 

" « " " " " Concord « 1,325 00 

• " " " u " Manchester" 1,800 00 

« « " " " " Merrimack " 1,800 00 

" « " " " " Park " 8,000 00 

" " " " " JaiR'sville,, 850 00 

" " " " " " Falls, .... 200 00 

« ' ; •' " " " CoeLot, 1,400 00 

" " 3, " " '• 200 00 

" " 4, " " " 300 00 

" " 5, " " " 300 00 

" '• 6, " " " 200 00 

" 7, " " " 300 00 

" " 8, " " " 200 00 

" " 9, " " " 200 00 

$33,575 00 

Bala or of City, addlngScl i Dist. Property, 848,156 36 



<;- 



CITY PROPERTY, ETC. 



ACCQUXT OF PROPERTY BELONGING TO HIGHWAY 

DISTRICT NO. 2. 

.'! Steel Shovels valued at, $g r>i> 

2 Iron Bars, • " 3 00 

1 Stone Hammer, " 3 go 

1 Iron Hook, " 7.7 

1 II-', " 50 

1 Picks, " .",.-)(» 

2 Wheelbarrows, " 3 00 

1 Iron Scraper, " 6 50 

1 Snow Scraper, " ."> 75 

1 Oil Can, " 34 

2 Water Pails, " 50 

1 Scoop, " 25 

&32 09 



Valuation of property, Taxes, Number of Polls, and amount of Tax 
on the Poll, for the twelve years commencing with the year L83E 
and ending with the year 1850 : 




auditor's report. 



To the Join' Standing Committee on Finance, of the City of Man- 
chester, — 

Gentlemen: Having been employed by you to prepare and ar- 
range the items of your report ofthe Receipts and Expenditures of the 
City of Manchester for the last Financial year, I have attended to 
that duty, ami herewith submit the foregoing. It has in some cases 
been difficult for me to decide with how murk minuteness to give the 
items of the bills of expenditure, as, should all, or a larger part, ofthe 
several items of each bill be given, the Report would be much too 
lengthy and expensive ; and on the other hand, in attempting to 
abridge the same, objections may be made as to its intelligibility. 

I have endeavored, however, to give minutely the most important 
items. The briefness ofthe time allotted me, in which to perform this 
labor, and the other duties which I have been obliged to attend to. 
meanwhile, I trust will be sufficient apology for imperfections. 

FRED'K SMYTH 

Manchester, Feb. 18, 1851. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



City Auditor's Office, \ 

Manchester, Feb. 18, 1851. \ 
1 have examined in detail the items of receipts and expenditures 
embraced in the foreg ting llaport of the Committee on Finance, and 
find the same correct, and fully verified by the corresponding vouch- 
ers in every particular. I have also tested all the footings and find 
them to agree with the abstract as stated by the Treasurer. 

FPtEDERICK SMYTH, City Auditor. 



POPULATION OF MANCHESTER, 

AS APPEARS FROM RECORDS. 



Year. 


No. of .Males. 


No. of Females. 


Total. 


;s40, 






3,235 


1844, 


2,625 


3,531 


6,156 


1845, 


3,595 


4,422 


\917 


1846, 


1,591 


5,624 


10,125 


1847, 


5,050 


7,236 


12,286 


1849, 


5,928 


8,614 


14,542 


1S50, 


5,337 


8,997 


14,334 



NOTE.— No record of population in 1841, 1842, 1843 nnd I"-. 



ALMS-HOUSE REPORT. 



To tiie City Council: — 

The Overseers of the Poor of the City of Manchester herewith pre- 
sent their Report for the year ending Feb. 1, 1S5L 

The whole number of County Paupers sent to the Coun- 
ty Aims-House during the past year, 131 

All other County Paupers assisted during the year,. ... 68 
Paupers from other towns " " " "... 14 

City Paupers off the Farm, " " " «... 12 
City Paupers at City Farm, " " " " . . . 9 

Total, ~ ' 234 

County Paupers died in the City during the past year, ... 17 
City Paupers died """"... 3 

Belonging to the town of Auburn, " **""... I 

Total, 21 

Number of Convicts committed to the House of Correc- 
tion during the past year, 54 

'■ ' unmitted Second time, 5 

do. Third time, 1 

Sentence Commuted, 6 

Served out the time for which they were Committed,.. . 42 

Amount of County Pauper bills presented to 
the Court of Common Pleas April term 
1850,.. $1,640 10 

Deducted from the same by County Judges, 500 05 

Balance received by the City, SI, 140 05 

Amount of County Pauper bills presented 

to the Court of Common Please Nov. 

Term 1850, $881 34 

Deducted from the same by Couuty Judges, 118 50 

Balance received by the City, .... 762 82 

Whole Amount received of the County, $1,902 89 

Amount of County Tax paid by the City of Manchester 

for the year 1850, $4.962 53 



Dr. 



ALMS HOUSE REPORT. 

City Farm in account current with the City of 



1 1 property on hand Feb. I, 1850, 

Expenditures for the current year,. 

Interest on (813,460) cost of" City Farm 

Due D. Bandlet, Superintendent, 

Amount due from County Feb 1, 1850 

Balance in favor of City Farm Feb. 1. 1S51„ 





1,078 


70 


^n 


60 


116 


66 


600 


00 


213 


r 



6,747 05 



ALMS HOUSE REPORT. 73 

Manchester from Feb. 1, 1S50, to Feb. 1, 1851. Cr. 



By PERSONAL PROPERTY AT CITY FARM FEB. 1, 1851. 
2 yoke of Oxen 230 00 

5 < tows and 2 ( Jalves 200 00 

1 Devonshire Bull 40 00 

2 Horses 325 00 

IS Dunghill Fowls, 6 00 

3 Swine 36 00 

3 1-2 bbls. Pork 70 00 

3 1-2 do. Beef, 42 00 

9 do! Cider, IS 00 

9 1-2 do. Apples 15 25 

Cabbages, Turnips, Beets and Onions, 10 00 

200 Bushels of Potatoes, 140 00 

300 do. Corn, 300 00 

125 do. Oats, 75 00 

14 do. Beans 2S 00 

7 do. Rye, 7 00 

Other provisions and groceries of various kinds, 84 50 

75 Tons of Hay, 825 00 

4 1-2 Tons of Straw and Cornfodder, 34 00 

4 Sleds, 30 00 

6 Carts and Wagons, 165 00 

Extra Bodies, Wheels and Springs, 70 00 

1 New Horse Wagon, 55 00 

1 do. do. Cart, 50 00 

Other Fanning Tools of all kinds, 264 00 

1 New Corn Sheller, 6 00 

Matrass, Beds and Bedding, 313 58 

Stoves and all other household Furniture, 330 00 

100 Cords of Wood 325 00 

6,000 Feet of Lumber, 72 00 

356 lbs. Chloride of Lime, Old Iron and other ' 

small articles not enumerated in the above, 45 50 

4,211 83 

Cash received of the County of Hillsborough,.. 523 74 
Amount due from do. do. 

Feb. 1, 1851, 57 39 

For supporting City Paupers, 232 10 

Permanent Improvement, 656 96 

Cash received from other towns. 65 29 

Work done on Lowell Street, 170 00 

Cash received for produce sold and paid into the 

Treasury by Daniel Randlet, 829 74 

2,535 22 

$6,747 05 



74 ALMS SOUSE REPORT. 

The apparent deficiency of the balanee in favor i : (arm, 

arises from the fact that whilst all tin- expenses incurred for the con- 
venience and comfort of a large number of paupers remains the same, 
the number in consequence of the purchase of the County farm, has 
been greatly reduced and it lias been impossible to reduce the expenses 
;it the City farm in the same proportion. 

[f $751,03, the full amount due from the County for the support 
of Count}- paupers on the city farm had been paid the city, which 
we think in justice should have been done, instead of a deduction "t" 
$227,29 having been made from the same by the County Judges, the 
balance in favor of the City farm would have Keen 8440,76 instead 
of 821:3,47. 

The expen.se of drawing about '500 load- of manure from the - 
of the city to the farm the past year, has been added to the amount 
of permanent improvements. 

In regard to the management of affairs at the Alms Bouse by our 
present Buperintendant, we feel that it is due to him to say, that the 
''I'll-:' lie has pursued meets the entire approbation of the hoard of 
overseers. 

MOSES FELLOWS, ^ n 
DANIEL BALCH, " 

SAM'L P. JACKSOX, J- of 

AMASA WATERMAN, I ,, ,, 

InLoard.il' Aldermen, Feb. 18, L851. 
Head, accepted, and ordered bo ho printed. Scut down for con- 
currence. FRED'K SMYTH, City Clerk. 

Li Common Council. Feb. IS. 1851. 

Load and accepted iii concurrence. 

B. F. AYER, Clerk. 



Report of the Committee on the "Valley" Cemetery. 



To His Honor the Mayor and City Council : 

The joint standing Committee on the Valley, beg leave 
to present their annual report. 

This lovely spot, on which nature has been so lavish of 
her favors, becomes more and more interesting to our citizens, 
as it becomes more thickly peopled with the Dead, and mon- 
ument after monument rises to mark the spot, sacred to the 
memory of departed friends. 

It has been the design of your Committee the past year, 
to improve, and keep the grounds in good condition, the 
paths and avenues have been kept in repair, the hedges 
pruned, the leaves and underbrush cleared oft*. 

The City Council appropriated five hundred dollars the 
past year for the purpose of purchasing a new Hearse, and 
erecting a House for the same. 

Your Committee after visiting several places and examin- 
ing different patterns, contracted with A. W. Sanborn, of 
this city, to build the Hearse which has been completed to 
their satisfaction, the execution of which reflects much credit 
upon the manufacturer. For want of a suitable building in 
which to keep it, this Hearse has not been brought into use, 
but remains stored with the builder ; meantime the old 
Hearse has been thoroughly repaired and answers for present 
use. 

Your Committee believing the time had arrived when a 
Gate-way, at the public entrance on Chestnut street, might 
with economy be erected in connection with a house for the 
new hearse, also one for the tools and implements belonging 
to the grounds, procured a plan, designed by Mr. Oliver, in 
which are combined both the useful and ornamental. The 



7'5 BEPOBT 01 COMMITTEE <>x VALLET. 

Gateway is to be of hewn granite, and the houses of wood, 
made to imitate granite in front. The contract for the stone 
work has been made with J. T. P. Hunt, the wood with 
Alonzo Smith. It was expected that this work would have 
been completed previous to this time, but owing to the se- 
verity of the winter, it has been delayed. It is confidently 
expected that it will be completed by the 1st of April, which 
when done will be a great ornament 10 the place. The con- 
tract for this work is seven hnndredand two dollars. 

The whole number of deaths as reported by the underta- 
ker, Mr. J. J. Straw, for the year ending Feb. 1st, 1851, has 
been 237, (being 187 less than the previous year.) 59 have 
been carried out of the city ; the remainder, 178, have been 
buried in the Valley. Of this number 62 have been buried 
in lots and 1 16 in the Common or Public burying ground. 

The number of lots sold to Feb. 1st, 1851, is 19. Amount 

of cash in the treasury Feb. 1,1851, $'311 51 

Amount received from sale of lots, to February 

1st, 1851, 215 <)". 

Appropriation for Hearse, House, &c 500 00 

Making in all, 1 .059 56 

Expended for Labor on the Grounds 

Paid G. W. Wilson, for Labor, 165 32 

Peter McMahan do. do. 16 23 
T.Parker, do. do. 6 88 
R. D. Mooers, do. do. 21 S5 
Joel Taylor, for Clerk for Commit- 
tee in 1849, 12 00 

Sundry bills,, 1 16 34 

Frederick Smyth, for Acacia for 

Hedges, 20 43 

T. P. Pierce, for painting bridges 

and signs, 20 74 

Repairing old Hearse 1 9 35 

A. W. Sanborn, for new Hearse, . 175 oo 

G. T. Mixer, harness and straps. 20 00 

Total expenditures for the year ending 

February 1st, 1851 191 11 

Leaving a balance of cash in treasury, $56."> W 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VALLEY. 77 

Amount brought forward, $565 42 

Amount due for lots sold, 223 39 

" grass " 6 50 

" '• wood " ' 27 75 

257 64 



Whole amount of available funds,. . . . $823 06 



All of which is respectfully submitted by your Committee. 
Manchester, Feb. 18th, 1851. 

DANIEL BALCH,-) 
J. H. GOODALE, ! Committee on 
SAMUEL DAME, f the Valley. 
R. D. MOOERS, J 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 18, 1851. 
Read and accepted. Sent down for concurrence. 

FRED'K SMYTH, City Clerk. 

In Common Council, Feb. 18, 1851. 
Read and accepted in concurrence. 

B. F. AYER, Clerk. 



Report of the Committee On Common** 



To His Honor th' Mayor and City Council '. 

Gentlemen, — The Joint Standing Committee oti Commons and 
Cemetery to whom, is intrusted the superintendanct of the City Com* 
tnons a>k leave to »resen1 th< ir Annual Report. 

During the past fear your Committee hate endeayored to fij 
the duty assigned them by attending to the repairs of fences and 
keeping the walks and trees in good order in the several Commons. 

In consequence of the drouth of the previous year many of th< 
trees that had been set out died, to supply the place of which 
your Committee early in the season made an agreement with J. G 
Coult to furnish trees for the several Commons, warranted one year 
up to the first of Juno next at 75 cents each, — one half to be paid 
on the deliverj and setting out the trees and the other half at the 
expiration of the year on such as Bhall be Pound growing and in a 
healthy stale I ly furnished ) ; >7 trees and was paid 

$51,25, according to contract. 

Your Committee have also caused the walks on Concord Square t 
be widened, straightened,- and graveled. They have also caused the 
ground on Merrimack Square to be graded and laid down to grass. 

Amount appropriated bj the government for commons, $400 00 
Am >un1 reci ived for grass sold, < " • 54 00 

Total amount,.. *» ■ ■ l"'! 00 

The amount expended and Bet on" l" the Several Commons for laboi 
and other expenses is a follows : 

Concord Square $112 72 

Merrimack Square 78 75 

Tremonl Square 19 25 

Total amount expi tided 210 

L iving a balance undrawn of, ; J1' 



REPORT Of COMMITTEE ON COMMONS. 79 

In concluding this report your committee would beg leave to re- 
mind the City government thai according to the deed giving Concord 
Square to the city, by the A.moskeag Oompany,one of the condit 
was. that an iron fence should be built around said Square, which by 
those conditions should have been built the past year, audit is hoped 
that measures will he taken immediately to fulfil that condition, there- 
by permanently securing this beautiful Square to the City. All of 
which is respectfully submitted. 

Manchester. Feb. 18th, 1S51. 

DANIEL BALCH, ^ Cammittee 
J. H. GOODALE, I ^ ommmee . 
SAMUEL DAME, f r oa 
R. D. MOOERS, I C ™™™' 
[n Board of Aldermen, Feb. IS, 1851. 

Read and accented. Sent down for concurrence. 

FRED'E SMYTH, City Clerk, 
In Common Council, Feb. 18, 1851. 
Read and accepred in concurrence. 

B. F. AYEIL Clerk. 



ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



To His Honor the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen, — 

Gentlemen : Agreeable to Ordinance No. 9, it becomes my dirty 
as Chief Engineer to report the condition of the Fire Department in 
this City. 

Ou examination I am able to report that all the Engines and appa- 
ratus belonging thereto are in complete w< irking order. The fi ill iwing 
will show the strength and condition of the Department: 

Engine Co. No. 1. 



MEMBERS, 

Land and Building on Vine St. \ 
Engine and Hose Carriage, 
26 feet Suction Hose, 
525 " Leading Hose, 
2 Sleds, 

1 Stove and Stove Pipe, 

1 Signal Lantern, 
4 Torch Lamps, 

I < HaSH Lantern and Lamp, 

2 Oil Cans Mid 1 Tin Boiler. 

1 Hammer, 1 Lock, 1 M. Safe 
14 Settees, 105 feet, 

60 glazed Caps, 

60 Badges, 

60 Keys and 1 Lock, 

1 Box for washing 1 lose, 

1 Desk, 

1 Pump, 
is Spanners, 
1 Screw 1 [ammer, 
1 Extra Set of Brakes, 



tilled 



40. 




at,. 


81,000 00 


u 


.. 900 00 


" . 


. . 52 00 


" . 


... 236 25 


(1 


... 10 00 


•« . 


. . 12 00 


" . 


... 12 00 


II 


. . . 8 00 


" . 


1 75 


" . 


1 00 


II 


1 12 


II 


... 11 00 


II 


. . . 50 00 


-• . 


(i 00 


II 


... 7 00 


'• . . 


•1 (in 


II 


3 no 


" . 


.. 5 mi 


II 


6 00 


" . 


1 25 


" . . 


. . 10 00 



*2,373 37 



enginemr's report. 81 

Amount brought forward, $2,373 37 

Engine Co. No. 4. 

MEMBERS, 57. 

Land and Building, $900 00 

1 Engine and J lust' Carriage 950 00 

575 Feet Leading Hose, 276 00 

52 Feet Suction Hose, 100 00 

1 Signal Lantern 12 00 

4 Torch Lamps, 8 00 

2 Stoves and Stove Pipes, 25 00 

2SledsCost 15.00, 10 00 

10 Settees and 4 Chairs, 35 00 

3 Office Chairs, 4 00 

1 Pump, 5 00 

1 Table, 6 00 

5 Hosemen's Caps, 14 00 

22 Spanners and Belts, .. 11 00 

2 Screw Hammers, 3 00 

1 Hatchet and Shovel, 1 50 

2 Lanterns, 2 50 

2 Oil Cans and 1 Lamp Filler, 1 25 

1 Jug and 3 Water Pails, 1 00 

1 Lock and 60 Keys, 7 00 

2 Bopes, 1 50 

1 Water Pot, 25 

$2,374 00 

Engine Co. No. 5. 

MEMBERS 35. 

Land and Building, $1,000 00 

Engine and Hose Carriage, 900 00 

14 feet Suction Hose, 28 00 

14 " " " 7 00 

600 " Leading " 225 00 

2 Sleds, cost $15, 10 00 

2 Stoves and Pipes, 30 00 

1 Signal Lantern, 12 00 

4 Torch Lamps, 8 00 

3 Glass Lanterns, 3 75 

1 Oil Can, 1 50 

1 Copper bottomed Boiler, 1 Iron Kettle, . . 2 50 

2 Small Oil Cans, 1 50 

2 Water Pails and 1 Stone Jug, 50 

14 Spanners and Belts, 6 00 

Amounts carried forward, $2,235 75 $4,747 37 

6 



Amounts brought forward. .... *-J.-J.')5 '. - ' ' 

ivw Hammer, . . , 1 50 

9 Bats or Caps, 24 00 

9 Settees, S3 00 

I Table 5 00 

50 Badges, 12 00 

1 Lock and 50 Keys, 5 25 

1 Pump, 5 00 

3ExiraRopes, .. 1 00 

1 Cord Wood 5 01 

* 1 Quart Sperm OD 33 

' I Steel Shovel .. 1 0Q 

t Vice,.. . . I 50 

1 Lot Straps and Hooks, «. 2 00 

7 Life Hopes and Hooks, 1 75- 

2 litooms,.,. 50 

4 Bar* Soap • 1 00 

' 4 Balls Wicking, 25. 

' 3Arm-€hairs, 5 25 

6 Parlor Chairs, 3 00 

1 Extra: Blunderbuss, . . 10 00 

1 Extra Leader,.. 10 00 

1 Braneh Pipe,... S 00 

1 Pr. Extra, Brakes, 15 00 

s-; •: • 

flloofc kewI Lankier X'ompan f No. 1, 

MEMBERS, 41 

1 look and Ladder House, $1,000 I M ' 

do do do Carriage 150 00 

400 Feet Ladders, 75 00 

300 do Rope, 20 00 

! Axes „ 1 00 

1 Trumpet, 5 00 

6 Buckets 6 00 

2 Torch Lamps, 4 00 

I Signal Lamp, 5 00 

1 Lantern, I 75 

! Fire Hook 35 00 

M Badges 6 (lit 

- Pike Poles 8 00 

5 Chains 25 00 

1 Shovel 1 00 

•J Brooms 10 

1 Oil Can 50 

2 Stoves and Funnel,. 18 00 

Arnaults carried forward 81,36 1 65 87,12 I 



engineer's report. 83 

Amounts brought for ward, $1,364 65 $7,124 45 

L4 Cord Wood, 1 75 

1 Centre Lamp, 1 00 

9 Settees, 21 05 

3 Chairs, 1 50 

IDesk, 3 00 

1 Table, 50 

1 Old Ladder Carnage, 10 00 

$1,403 45 

Engine Company No. 3. 

members:, 33 

This Engine and all the apparatus consisting of 1,500 feet of Hose 
and all necessary fixtures, belongs to the Stark Corporation. 

Engine Company No. 6. 

MEMBERS,.... 46 

This Engine belongs to the Manchester Print Works Corporation ; 
the apparatus and fixtures belong to the City, which is as follows, viz : 
300 Feet of Hose, (all new,) $180 00 

1 Signal Lantern, 15 00 

4 Torch Lamps, 16 00 

6 Caps, 15 00 

1 Trumpet, 6 00 

S2Badges, , 9 20 

10 Belts, 3 75 

79 Figures and Letters, 6 41 

1 Iron Bar, 1 50 

■ $252 86 

Hose and Ladder Company No. 2. 

MEMBERS, 56 

The property of this Company belongs to the Amoskeag Corpora- 
tion, and consists of 2 Hose Carriages, 1 Ladder Carriage, 1,000 feet 
of Hose, 100 feet of Ladders, 50 Buckets and other necessary fix- 
tures. 

The above described property belonging to the several Corporations 
is all in complete working order, and is very kindly tendered for the 
benefit of the City in case of fire ; therefore, the Companies are con- 
sidered on equal footing with other Fire Companies of the City, and 
are entitled to the same privileges. 

Schedule of Incidental Property. 

7 India Rubber Coats, $45 50 

3 Setts of Couplings, 9 00 

14 Badges. (Fire Wards,) 5 00 

$59 50 

$S,840 26 



^ 1 engineer's report. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Engine Company No. 1, $2,373 

" 4, 2,374 00 

" 5, 2,377 OS 

Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, 1,403 45 

Engine " " 6, 252 86 

Incidental property, 59 50 

S^>J0 2t> 



Number of Reservoirs and otlier Supplies of Water. 

Elm Street, Reservoir, 

Bridge " " 

Lowell " " 

Concord " " 

Manchester Street, " 

Pine " " 

Central " " 

Hanover " " 

Merrimack " " 

Tremont Square,. ...•••• " 

Amherst Street, Gate, 

Hanover " " 

I [anover Square, Pond, 

Concord " " 

Merrimack " " 



—15 

Amount of property lost by fire for the year ending January 31, 
1851, is estimated to be nearly as follows, viz : 

Stark M ills ( !orp »uati< >n 150,000 00 

Joseph Mitchel's Stable, &c 1,000 00 

Joseph .Marshall's Barn, &c, 100 00 

Dr. Z. Colburn's House, 50 00 

Other small damages, 1 1 M > 00 



All of which is most respectfully submitted. 

WARREN L. LANK Chief E 
Manchester, Feb. 1, 1851. 



In Board Of Aldermen, Feb, L8, 1851 

Read and accepted. Sent down. 

FREDERICK SMYTH, City Clerk. 
In Common Council, Feb. L8, L851. 

Head and accepted in concurrence. 

15. P. AVER, Clerk Common Council. 



REPORT OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Manchester : 

■ In compliance with their duty, the Committee would beg leave to 
submit the following report : 

The number and grade of schools, and the number of teachers in 
them, remain the same as last year, with one exception. In compli- 
ance with the instructions of District No. 2, a teacher of penmanship 
has been employed during the present year, commencing with the 
Summer term. In order to fully carry out the vote of the District, 
it was found necessary to fit up two writing rooms for the accommo- 
dation of the pupils — one in each of the Grammar School houses. 
The teacher, Mr. M. G. Kimball, devotes his time equally to the 
instruction of the pupils of the High and two Grammar schools. The 
Committee have thought proper to limit his instructions to these schools 
as there are but few in the lower grades of schools to whom instruc- 
tion in chirography would be of any comparative value. In short, 
were such instruction to be given in these schools, aside from the 
.small advantage to be derived from such instruction to pupils so young, 
it would require the services, at least, of an additional teacher. This 
would incur an expenditure, it seems to the Committee, entirely need- 
less, under our present organization, when, by regular gradation, each 
scholar in, the Grammar and High schools, can enjoy every opportu- 
nity of obtaining a practical knowledge of this most important point of 
Common school education. 

Mr. Kimball is no mere fiourisher or painter, but writes a plain, 
systematic, business hand, and possesses the faculty of imparting sys- 
tematic instruction to his pupils, and the Committee can not but add, 
that they have made commendable progress under his instruction. 

Changes of the teachers of our schools have been made in many 
instances. Some have been placed in different grades of schools ; 
others have left voluntarily, to take their places in a different sphere 
of life; while one, Mrs. A. M. Caverly — an efficient teacher — was 
obliged to leave on account of ill health. We are under the sad 
necessity of adding, that relief from her arduous duties as a teacher, 
was of no avail, and that she ceased her labors on earth a week since ; 



86 SCHOOL committee's report. 

the second instance of the death of a teacher in our city. But from 
these changes, the Committee take pleasure in Btating their opinion, 
that our schools have received no detriment. The vacancies 
have been fiiled with competent and acceptable teachers. The 
Committee can not omit to mention in this connection one fact, 
as they consider it somewhat creditable to their predecessors and 
themselves, on the score of knowledge of character. Six of the 
changes referred to above, have been made by the transfer of as many 
young ladies from the head of the school room, to take their places at 
the head of the domestic circle. And although we can but regret their 
loss from our schools, as they were among our best teachers, yet our 
loss will be their gain and that of society, as they cannot fail to adorn 
any station of life in which they may be placed. 

In this connection, we would also state, that at the first meeting - f 
the Committee at the commencement of the year, the proposition 
unanimously assented to, that in every District where difficulty existed 
as to the school or the teacher, there we would place a new teacher. 
This proposition has been followed out, and with the happiest results. 
Although, in some instances, there may have been some fault-finding 
on the part of the teacher or the teacher's friends, or on the part of 
the factions among the parents, yet, in the end, all must be satisfied 
as to the result — as the progress in those schools has been the greater 
for the change. A change greatly to be desired, as before, expendi- 
ture was a mere waste of money. 

The schools out of Disirict No. 2 are continued only a portion of 
the year, averaging from five to nine months and arc taught in the 
summer by females and in the winter by males. We would here 
State that much more money is appropriated to the Districts out of 
No. 2 than is raised by school tax in those Districts. This f 
creditable to our City Councils, as it shows an enlightened and liberal 
spirit, that looks to the well-being of society through the instruction 
of the rising generation, rather than to the dollars, cents mid milts 
raised by tax, in this or that school district. 

The whole Dumber of ouxpublic schools in the city is twenty-nine. 
Of this number, twenty-one are within Districl No. 2, comprising the 
compact part of the city. In the twenty-one schools in Distrid No. 
2, twenty-eight teachers are employed, five males, and twenty-three 
females. These schools are continued through tour terms in the ; 
of eleven weeks each. More particular information as to these mat- 
ters, can be obtained from the Tables annexed to this report. 

District r¥o. 1. 

This is a small school, and in former years, in the language of ;: 
former ( lommittee, " did not appear to he in so forward ;i condition as 

their opportunities would lead them to expect, " and they were Com- 
pelled to add "that in their belief, this arose in a gnat degree from a 
want of interest and unanimity of feeling among the parents, and a 
want of co-operation, on their part, with those having the charge of 



•SCRGOL COMMHWUfS REICte,!. < 

ils."" We are inclined to the same opinion as to the causes 

>f former want of progress in this school. There waswant of unan- 
imity of feeling among the parents. This ill-feeling, in time, as is 
sure to be the case, extended to the teachers. The usefulness of the 
her was impaired — destroyed— by these neighborhood prejudices, 

ingendered out of the school, but entailing their baneful results upon 
the schooL 

During the year new teachers have been placed in this school — 

Miss Boynton in the summer and Mr. 11. E. Stanton in the winter. 
The Committee are happy in being able to state, that < he scholars have 
made commendable progress under their instruction — that not a word 

>f complaint has been heard from the .District — but, on the contrary, 
all feel disposed to co-operate in sustaining the teachersand the school. 
This being the state of things, we look forward to the time, and that 
soon, when this school shall rank among the first in the city. But, 
in this connection, the Committee must needs say, they had the 
utmost confidence in the teacher against whom existed the most prej- 
udice in the District Having this confidence, they placed her in a 
more responsible situation, where she discharged the duties of teacher 
to the entire satisfaction of the parents of the District, and with such 
approval of your Committee, that they elected her unanimously to 
the Primary school in District No. 2, upon Manchester street, where. 
she still continues to deserve well at the hands of your Committee, as 
a prompt and energetic teacher. 

District IV©. 3. 

This school, under the disadvantage of a small school room., crowded, 
"inconvenient, ami unventillated, save by "" cracks and crannies." is in 
fine condition. The Summer school, under Miss Stark, was in fine 
order and the progress of the pupils most commendable. In order 
that the character of the school might be sustained .and raised, 
they employed a teacher of experience and at advanced pay for the 
winter sehool in this District. They were led to do this in part, from 
the fact that there had been in this District heretofore, some little dif- 
ficulty. But the Committee have heard not a murmur during the 
year from the District, and they are induced to believe, that if diffi- 
culties have existed heretofore, they are now allayed. Certain it is, 
the school under Mr. Eaton is in most excellent condition, and for 
regularity of attendance of the pupils, progress and good order, is 
.among the first of its grade in our city. 

District No. 4. 

This school does not take its proper rank among our schools. It is 
located in an enterprising village and should be one of our best schools. 
The teachers in the Summer and Winter terms, Miss Plumer and Mr. 
Hill, have been assiduous in their instructions, but there is not that 
progress we should expect from the opportunities enjoyed by the 
pupils. This may be attributed m some measure, to the want of a 



83 SCHOOL committee's report. 

school house. The present one is sadly deficient, and, with 
. others in cur city, should give place to a new one. With a new 
i house an*! increased interest on the part of the parents, wt 
should look for decided improvement in this school. 

Will uot tin.' people of this District move in this matter of a new 
jhool hou Surely they will, if they consult their best inter 

District Ao. 5. 

Thi ontinues to improve. The instruction \ the 

; .. -t summer. It is under good instruction the present winter, Mr. 

rrill is an efficient teacher ami the school ha- made great prog 
under his instruction. The parents take much interest in the wel- 
fare of the school. At the examination of thi- school at the close of 
the summer term, a large number of the parents ami friends "1' the 
■-< at. This t'aet telh in favor of the District. When 
the parents in a District take an interest in a Bchool for ii- <-tlfare, 
we are sure to find a good school. By such interest the teacher is 
encouraged in his labors, and the pupils are cheered on I 
exertions. We could wish that other Districts would follow the 
le of Xii. 5, in this particular. 

District No. 6. 

This is tin- youngest district in our city, and yel its school is far 

• if its iMer sisters. This i.^ in a measure owing to the 

imity existing in the District. They determined to have a good 

•' and they have one. The Committee have been fortunate in 

suring the services of good teachers and. the District have been 

aware of the fact. Mr. J. El. Bennett has taught this school Ibrtwo 

Winters. lie i- an accomplished scholar, a faithful ami successful 

tnd of course, under all of these favorable circumstances, 

this school should rank among the first schools of our city. In this 

i I here it will remain, so long as the people of the 

District, are actuated by the same mo ii present. 

District IVo. 7. 

This school, under the instruction ofMr. -). Y. McQueston, appears 

to much advantage. The school bore a somewhat thorough examina- 

in Geography, Grammar and Arithmetic, and with a great deal 

dit to teacher and all t cerned. The exercis of vocal music 

iceiv* l attention and a few tunes were sung bj the scholars, at 
the close of their exercises, with good effect. The order of th< 
1 i- excellent, showing thai the instructor, to thorough practical 
instruction, adds an energetic government — an essential in the 
qualifications of a teacher. We consider the District fortunate in 
iving the services of their present teacher ami cannot but hope the) 
will he squ ill;, fori unate in future. 



SCHOOL COMMITLEE'S REPORT. 89 

District No. 8. 

This is a small school, but it appears remarkably well under its 
present teacher, Mr. John L. Batchelder, a young gentleman from 
our High School. It appeared in fine order at the examination, the 
(.'lassos were well arranged, the pupils were prompt and correct in 
their answers and evinced throughout, thorough instruction on the 
part of the teacher. The Committee wen; pleased to witness the 
improvement in this school, alike creditable to teacher and pupils. 
They rank it among the first schools out of District No. 2. 

District No. 9. 

The school in this District appears very well. The school is a 
small one, and of course has the greater chance of improvement. The 
scholars appear orderly and disposed to improve their advantages. 
They answered promptly the questions put to them, and their teachers 
appear to have exerted themselves for the improvement of the pupils 
under their charge. The school house in this District should give 
place to a better one. It is altogether too small, not to say anything 
of its construction and arrangement. 

District No. 2. 

Tins District embraces the compact part of the city, together with 
the schools at " the Falls " and at " Towlesville." The schools are 
divided into four grades, viz : Primary, Middle, Grammar and High. 

Children under four years of age are admitted into the Primary 
schools, where thay are taught reading and spelling. After due pro- 
ficiency in these studies, they are admitted into the Middle schools, 
where, in addition to reading and spelling, they are instructed in the 
elements of Geography and Arithmetic, preparatory to their admis- 
sion into the Grammar schools. In the Grammar schools, the pupils 
are instructed in all the branches of an English education usually 
taught in Grammar schools. 

In the High school are taught Greek, Latin, French, and the higher 
branches of English literature. 

The Falls School. 

The school at " the Falls " is not in so good condition as its posi- 
tion warrants. This, in a great measure, is owing to a neighborhood 
quarrel in that section of the District. We found Miss Bunton in 
this school, but her position was so irksome that she resigned. The^ 
Committee then, as in like instances in other Districts, placed a new 
teacher in the school — one every way qualified for the position, and 
this has tended to allay the difficulties. 

Some of the scholars were inclined to be turbulent, others had no 
apparent relish for their studies ; and under all these circumstances, 
it is easy to see, that, with an efficient teacher, like Miss Mead even, 
no great progress would be made in the school for a time. 

But the school is now in a fair way, and if there are no disturbing 



90 SCHOOL committee's report. 

causes from without, it will become a school, creditable alike to the 
pupils, the teachers aud the city. 

Towlcsvillc School. 

The school at " Towlesvillfi " has the reputation of being a diffi« 
cult school to manage. The Committee arc sorry to say that the 
reputation is well deserved. Miss Manahan had the charge of this 

school for a long poriod, but asked to he released from the school — 
on account of the unat task in governing the same. She was trans- 
ferred to one of the Lowell street schools. Miss Underwood, a lady 
of much experience in teaching, was elected to this school. She 
found she had undertaken a laborious task and when she resigned Un- 
charge, for other duties, the Committee came to the determination to 
place a male teacher in this school. They selected Mr. George A. 
Crosby, and, the Committee arc pleased to say, with the happiest 
results. The school-room, when visited, appeared tidy, the scholars 
neat, orderly, and attentive to their studies. They answered the 
questions asked them promptly and intelligently, and the school, alto- 
gether, appeared in a very creditable manner. 

The Grammar Schools. 

The Grammar Schools are most efficiently organized under the 
same corps of teachers as last year, with cue exception. Miss M. 
E. Nichols has taken the place in the South Grammar Sch< ml, vacated 
by Miss C. Eaton, resigned. Mr. Moses Brown is at the head of 
the North Grammar .School, and Mr. A. M. Cavcrly is at the head of 
the South Grammar school. 

Both of these schools are in the highest state of discipline, and wiD 
take rank with any schools of a like grade in our own State, or out 
of our State. The instruction is systematic and thorough. The 
teachers are assiduous in their efforts, accomplished in their depart- 
ments, and possess in an eminent degree, the happy faculties of gain- 
ing the good will of their pupils, and imparting most readily, that 
instruction required of them. Our citizens should take especial pride 
in these schools and favor them oftener with their own presence and 
that of their friends. 

The- High School. 

The High school is still under the efficient control of Mr. Amos 

E. Hadley, assisted by Miss C. C. Johnson, and Mi-s E. I'. Straw, 
who has taken the place of Miss Allison. This corps of teachers has 

raised the Bigh school to a rank of superior excellence, as all can 

testily who have \ isisted (he school or attended tin- late examinations 
of the same. Many of our citizens, the pest qualified to judge in 
BUCh matters, have united in their testimony to the thorough instruc- 
tion given at this school, and the creditaUo manner in which the 
pupils acquit themselves in their recitation.-. Mi-. Iladley is an 

accomplished Classical and Belles-lettre scholar, possessing the apti- 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 91 

tude of teaching in an eminent degree, while his assistants, Miss 
Johnson and Miss Hi raw, are most thoroughly qualified for their sev- 
eral departments. Under such teachers, the High school cannot but 
meet the expectations of the most sanguine and exacting of its 
friends. And the Committee do not hesitate to say, that, in their 
opinion, no academical institution in our State, oft'ers superior advan- 
tages for advancement in Classical or English literature, to the High 
school of the city of Manchester. Let our citizens but favor this 
school with their presence, both in term time and at the public exam- 
inations, and they cannot fail to convince themselves of this fact and 
at the same time to afford by their presence, sympathy to the teachers 
and encouragement to the pupils. 

The Committee would here state, that the rest of the schools in 
this District are under teachers of ability, who are untiring in their 
efforts and who are endeared to pupils and parents, and they cannot 
but express the hope, that their services will be sustained by their suc- 
cessors in office. Many of these teachers have become, by a long 
course of public service, identified with the very interests of their 
schools, and we are of the opinion that the interests of their schools 
will be best subserved by their continuance, rather than by change of 
teachers. 

School Houses. 

Our schools, as a whole, have improved upon former years, and 
compare well with those of any other town or city with which we are 
acquainted, but there is room for much greater improvement in many 
particulars. Yet there are serious obstacles in the way of their im- 
provement. One of the main obstacles can be removed by the 
various Districts. That is, bad school houses. Many of the school 
houses in the city are mere apologies for school ho7tses — small, badly 
constructed, badly arranged, not ventillated, cold and comfortless. 
Such houses dishearten the teacher and the pupil, and it is needless to 
expect great improvement in schools kept in such houses. Of this 
class are the school houses at " Towlesville " and at "Moore's Vil- 
lage," and some in District No. 2. Then there are others of more 
costly structure that are sadly deficient in their finish and arrange- 
ment. The High school house is an example. The Committee of 
last year remarked of this house, " The house is inconvenient and 
wholly unadapted to the wants of the school. It was originally 
designed and is well adapted for a Grammar school, and in the opinion 
of the Committee, the time has arrived when a third Grammar school 
is needed in this city. We therefore recommend, that an appropria- 
tion be made at the commencement of the ensuing year, sufficient for 
the erection of a school house adapted to the wants and suitable for 
the aecommodation of the High school, and that a third Grammar 
school be put in operation in the house on Lowell street." In all 
this, the present Committee most fully concur, except that this house 
'*is well fitted for a Grammar school." It is fit for no school, until 
it is completely renovated and repaired. Now, the winds and rains of 



92 SCHOOL committee's report. 

heaven have free access to the school within its walls, ami of a mid 
winter's day, it requires two stoves with plenty of funnel and two 
young men to tend them, together with the frequent exercise oj 
turning on the part of the scholars, to keep them warm and 
comfortable. It is needless to remark that this house is thoroughly 
rcn/illated. 

These houses should be repaired forthwith If we Would see our 

.schools making .-till greater progress. We would most fully endorse 

the recommendation of the Committee of last year, in relation to an 
appropriation for the erection of a house for a Qigh school. This 
want is so apparent t" every one, that we presume the people of the 
District will at their next meeting, make the appropriation aecessarj 

for the building of this house. Should the appropriation he made, 
we would recommend the Building Committee to visit the best houses 

Iii New England and profit by the experience of others in the archi- 
tecture and arrangement of the inside of the building. The Spring 
and Park street school houses, though built at great expense, are 
most sadly deficient in these particulars. The recitation rooms in the 
Spring street school house, are not large enough for the smallest 
classes of the Grammar school, and in the main school room, the seats 
are so arranged, that the scholars face the windows, the light striking 
in their eve-, instead of upon their books. The blackboards and maps 
of course, are in front of the scholars and in a very bad light, and to 
be seen only from particular points. This IS most decidedly a had 
arrangement every way. It is not only the cause of a great loss of' time, 
but it is a positive injury to the eyes of the scholars. All this might 
have been obviated by the exercise of a little judgment. The sotting 
a partition would have enlarged the recitation rooms and the re 
ing the order of the seats, would have brought the light of the win- 
dows upon the backs of the scholars and upon their books, blackboards 
and maps, instead of into their faces. Then the Park street Bchool 
house, is as a whole, a most shabby ailair. In some of the basement 
room-, you could look out doors bettoixt the floors and the brick irorli ! 
In the attic of the same building you could thrust your hand into 
the open air betwixt the roof and the brick vails, and could thrust 
your fingers through the shingling in spite of tin- saddle hoards! 

All this was in conseipience we suppose, of doing things b\ the 
halves, that is, by the job! 
It is surprising what a difference exists iii the community as to the 

finish of oui- public buildings even. Our State Bouses niu.-t lie of 

the most approved style of architecture and of elaborate finish — yet 

. r< o '1 only a \'r\v weeks in the year! Our Court Eouses are of 
approved make and finish — yet two months in the year will COVer their 

utmost use! Our Jails anil Prisons are fitted up with the' most mod- 
ern improvement — yet they are for the accommodation of the dregs 
of society ! Our Churches are built in the most thorough manner, 
and fitted up with taste, according to the habits of their proprietors — 

yet are used onlj once a week, and then only for some three hours in 

the day! 1 J nt our School Souses, for the accommodation of the fra- 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 93 

gile bodies of our children — in which are nurtured and formed their 
immortal minds — these may be built in any style of architecture — 

fitted up in any style of finish, and arranged in any way or manner, 
provided " they answer the purpose !" This should not he so. The 
School Souse should receive our greatest attention. Attend to the 
School House properly and there will be less need of Alms Houses, 
Court Houses, Jails or Prisons ! 

In Manchester, however young, we are little behind our sister cities 
of the same population, in the number and style of school houses — 
yet some are very bad. 

All the defects of the old houses should be remedied in a new house 
and should be corrected and repaired in the old ones so far as maybe. 
In this way an important obstacle in the way of the improvement of 
schools may be removed. 

District Feuds. 

Another obstacle in the way of improvement in some of our 
schools, is the District feud or quarrel. Wherever these exist, and 
they exist in some of our Districts, the usefulness of their schools is 
impaired. Difficulties among parents will extend to their children 
and through their children, if in no other way, to the school. But in 
most instances, the District feud is carried directly into the school by 
the parents themselves. The teacher is liked or disliked as he is sup- 
posed to favor this or that party to the feud. And thus school and 
District are in a continual tumult. Such a state of things is unmanly 
and unchristian in the extreme. It would better answer for tribes 
of savage Indians, than for neighborhoods of civilized and christian 
people ! Wherever they exist, it is to be hoped, they will cease to 
exist, through the good sense of the people and a proper regard on 
their part, for the advantage of their children. Should they cease to 
exist, a great obstacle in the way of their improvement, will be 
removed. 

Books. 

A multiplicity of books in the same study, is another serious obsta- 
cle in the way of improvement in many of our schools. As many as 
six or eight different arithmetics are found in some of our schools out 
of District No. 2 — so many that the teachers have found it impossi- 
ble to class their scholars. So of geographies and reading books. 
This fact calls loudly for reform — the pruning knife of the County 
Commissioner. The sooner it is effected the better for our schools. 
If a school is not properly classed there is a great loss of time in 
instructing and a great loss of instruction to the pupil. Every parent 
should see to it that his children arc furnished with the proper kinds 
of books. A child may learn to read from an almanac, but he will 
learn more readily and with greater convenience to himself and the 
teacher and with less disturbance to the school, by learning from a 
primer and such an one as is used by the rest of his class. 



94 SCHOOL committee's report. 

Lack of Interest in our Schools. 

There is a great want of interest on the part of pan atfi in o.ir 
schools. Could this difficulty be obviated, many other obstacles in the 
way of the improvement of our schools — would sunn be removed. If 
the parents would visit schools in which they are immediately inter- 
ested, the defects in our school houses, the inconvenience as to books, 
the irregularity of pupils and other serious evils, would soon 1 e reme- 
died. " Seeing is believing," and should the parents witness these 
evils, they would at onee apply the remedy. Beside.-, if parent - 
frequent visits to our schools and evince a marked interest in them, 
this interest is sure to be imparted to the pupils and to the teacher 
even,- The tenants of the school-room should have our sympathies in 
their labors, and when they have them to such an extent, as to secure 
the watchful, assiduous care and attention of parents, their daily at- 
tendance in the school-room on the part of the pupils, will cease to be 
a task ; — more than this, will become a pleasure. 

Irregularity and Vagrancy. 

In most of our schools the attendance is constant.— But there are 
exceptions. In some of the schools, pupils are kept from school por- 
tions of the day or portions of the week and in others they are called 
out of school upon the most trivial occasions. This is a great obstacle. 
in the way of improvement in these schools. The scholars thus kept 
from school receive a positive injur}-. They are unable to keep up 
with their classes, and lose ground that it is frequently impossible to 
regain through the term. Besides, the time and attention of pupils 
and teachers, are taken up by the efforts of such delinquents, to retain 
their places in the class, or by their solitary recitations out of the class 
This state of things should be reformed. Let the parents see to it 
immediately. 

Then the vagrancy of boys is an alarming evil in our city. Then 
are scores of boys prowling about our streets, who never see the inside 
of a Bchool-room. Their time is spent in idleness, dissipation and 
more alarming wickedness. This evil is not confined to boys alone 
Girls even, but just commencing upon their teen.-, are found in the 
streets by day and night, whose peri appearence and forward demean- 
or, show they are not acquainted with the restraint- >'\' parental gov- 
ernmenl or the instructions of the Bchool. The records of our Police 
Court show an alarming state of evil among our juvenile population. 
Something musl be don -either bj the City or State to restrain this 
spreading I »w, the parents or the City Police, are the onlj 

conservators of :'" i' - conduct. In such oases, parental authority has 
generally ceased to haveanj control, and constabulary interfere 
only 1 r degradation and knowledge in crime — as there- 

unit of such int '■'■' • rally, the House of Correction oi 

the Jail — the last places to expect reformation. These young per- 
should be placed at Bchool, [f our ordinary schools will not an- 
toy, Countj or state Bhould provide one that 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 95 

will answer the purpose. It is high time some movement be- made to 
arrest this evil — juvenile vagrancy. It exists in ;i greater or leas de- 
gree in all of our large towns. United effort should be brought to 
bear upon this subject. If the subject were brought before our legis- 
lature in a proper manner, we doubt not a remedy would l>e provided. 
If the legislature neglects the subject, then let our city take the mat- 
ter in hand, and provide such a remedy — in the shape of a Farm- 
school, as shall cleanse it of this crying evil. We would most respect- 
fully suggest the propriety, if nothing should be done by the State, of 
opening a Reform School at the City Farm, and that all vagrant chil- 
dren be sent there by virtue of a City Ordinance. 

Pay of" Siipermtcsicltng School Committee. 

Then again, we would take the liberty to suggest, that our school? 
would be greatly advantaged, if adequate remuneration were made to 
the Superintending School Committee ; such remuneration as would 
secure the necessary examinations and supervision of all the schools. 
Every one will agree thnt each school should be visited by one or 
more of the Committee twice at least every term. Allowing four 
visits could be made in a day, it would take forty-three and a-half 
days to visit the schools in the city. Add to this, say eleven days 
more, for time spent at the weekly meetings of the Committee, during 
forty-four weeks of term-time — say sixty-six days ; to this add the 
time consumed in collecting statistics, receiving and disbursing the 
moneys, making the annual report — say twenty days, in all more than 
one hundred and thirty days of labor and you approximate some- 
where near the time spent upon the schools by our Committees. Now 
for all this labor, is the mere pittance they receive, the shadow of a 
just reward ? Surely not. Anything that is worth being done at 'all- 
is worth being well done ; and the doing anything well, should be 
properly rewarded. 

In conclusion, the committee would urge the necessity of an. in- 
creased appropriation of school-money to meet the wants of our com- 
munity. The necessity for this increased appropriation should be met 
in a liberal spirit. People pay no taxes so willingly as those levied 
for sohools. They never open the purse grudgingly to pay such bills , 
The peculiar feature, the pride and glory of .New England, is her sys- 
tem of Common Schools. These institutions form the mind of our 
people. Here is the source of our overflowing prosperity. Here is 
is the plastic hand that moulds our New England character to its staid 
and virtuous form. Look at the District School House, the public 
Academy, the village spire and you need search no further for the 
source of New England's prosperity. Let then every man exert him- 
self to maintain these institutions. And let every body of men bear 
in mind, when discussing the appropriation for Common Schools, that 
if they reduce the number of school houses, they must increase the 
alms-houses, hospitals and jails ; that if they reduce the number of 
school teachers, they must increase the constabulary force ; and lastly. 



96 BOHOOL COMMTTTLE'S REPORT. 

that if they reduce the appropriation for the School Fund, they must 
increase the appropriation for the .Military Chest. 
All of which is respectfully submitted by 

CHANDLER E. POTTER, 

DAVID P. PERKINS, 

,1 OS I All CROSBY, 

JOHN S. ELLIOTT, 

WILLIAM G. MEANS, 



Commit h ■ . 



In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 18, 185 1 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed. Sent down for concur- 
rence. FREDERICK SMYTH, City Clerk. 

In Common Council, Feb. 18, 1851 
Read and accepted in concurrence. B. F. AYER, Clerk. 



SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT NO. 2. 



HIGH SCHOOL. 

Principal, - - - MR. AMOS IIADLEY, - - Salary, $600 pel annum. 

. ) Miss Clara C. Johnson, " $6.00 per week. 

Assistants, ^ _ Mlss EsTHER p. Straw, . . << £5.50 •■ « 

Whole No. of Scholars. | Avr. Attendance. | Over 14 yrs.of age. | Under 14. 
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2d Term, - - 74 )'.) 65 9 

3d Term, - - - 100 92 91 I 9 

lth Term, - - - 135 | 106 | 106 | 29 

SOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

Principal, - - MR. A. M. CAVERLY, - - - Salary, $100 per annum. 

. ( Miss BBTSET 1!. Shepherd, - - " |j4.O0 Dei no I. 

Assistants, i m _ M|sg Mart e Nichols, ..." $4 .QQ " " 

Whole No. of Scholars. | Avr. Attendance. | Over 14 yrs.of age. | li 
1st Term, - 113 ~ I 81 1 
2d Term,- - 105 74 31 
3d Term, - - - 143 105 I 41 | 104 

4th Term, - - , - 115 | 95 | 27 |_ 

NORTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

Principal, - MR. MOSES T. BROWN, - - Salary, $400 pet a/mum. 

. ( . . Misj |t, J. Allibon, - " 64.00 per week. 

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Miss M. J.Boytlton, 
Mr. Hcnrv E. Stanton, 
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'r. Francis P.. Eaton. 
Miss S. A Plumer, 
Mr. Scth T. II ill, 
Miss Elizabeth Gregg, 
Mr. Win. P. Merrill, 
Miss E. W. Jackson, 
Mr. J. E. Bennett, 
Miss M. I). Gre^-u, 
Mr. J. V. M education, 
Miss M. G. Coult, 
Mr. J. L. BntchelrJer, 
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OLD REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS. 



Gentlemen having in their possession old Reports of the Selectman 
of the Town of Manchester, or any other old Town Documents or 
Maps, will confer a favor on tho City by presenting them to the City 
Clerk. 

It is desirable to obtain and preserve for the future use <>f the City 
complete Files of all Documents of the Town and City — and as there 
arc several such papers wanting to make up perfect sets, this request 
is respectfully made. 

To ; those. persons who have kindly furnished the City Clerk with 
desirable papers of this kind, he takes this opportunity to tender hi* 
thanks. 

F. SMYTH, City Clerk. 



ERRATA. 

On Pace 39, fur "Paid J. M. Rowell for one year's salary" road 
Paid J. M. Rowell one quarter's salary. 
On Page 61, for "J. R. Coats & Co." read, J. R. Coats. 

Qa Tape 5S, for " Radges and Debts." read. Badges and Bcltt, 



AUDITOR'S NOTICE. 



Ordinance No. 2, Sec. 2. — Noaccountor claim against the city, 
other than judgments of judicial Courts, shall be received or acted on, 
by the committee on accounts, unless such account or claim shall be 
accompanied with a certificate of the Mayor, President of the Com- 
mon Council, or of some officer, committee or agent, authorized in be- 
half of the city to make the contract, or cause the expenditure to be 
made, that the same is correct." 

To Persons having Claims against the City. 

It is very desirable, in order that the Financial Report may be 
prepared correctly and with less trouble, that bills presented for pay- 
ment should specify for ivhat the article or articles sold rcere for ; 
and when for labor, where it was performed, with proper dates. 

All bills relating to paupers should be presented at the City Audi- 
tor's Office, by the last Saturday before the 24.th of each month; 
and all other bills before the 24th of each month, approved as required 
above 

Bills so presented and allowed by the Committee on Accounts, are 
payable at the Treasurer's office on the first of the following month. 

FREDERICK SMYTH, Auditor, 
Cirr Auditor's Office — City Hall, ) 



March 1, 1851. 



1 N I) B X . 



Page. 

Auditor's Report, 69 

Abatement of Taxes, 44 

Assets of the City, 66 

Alma-House Report, 71 

City Debt 64-65 

City Debt Paid, 63. 

City Officers, 41 

City Police, 39 

City Hall Expenses, 36 

City Farm and Paupers,.. 47 

County Paupers, 53 

Commons, 35 

Common Sewers, 33 

Committee on Corn's, Rep't 78 

Engineer's Report, 80 

Finance Com. Report,.. .. 7 

Fire Department, 5S 

Highways and Bridges. 

Disk No. 1, 21 

Dist. No. 2, 22 

Dist. No. 3, 24 

Dist. No. 4 25 

Dist. No 5, 26 

DL*t. No. 6, 27 

Dist. No. 7 28 

Dist, No. 8, 29 



Page. 

Highways and Brioches. 

Dist. No. 9, 30 

Interest Paid, 62 

Incidental Expenses,,. . . . 55 

Militia 38 

New Highways 31 

Old Rep'ts & Documents, 98 

Outstanding Bills, 6 

Printing and Stationery,.. 43 

Paupers off the Farm, 50 

School Dist. No. 1 12 

" Dist. No. 2 13 

" Dist. No. 3, 16 

" Dist. No. 4 17 

" Dist. No. 5, 18 

" Dist. No. 6, IS 

" Dist. No. 7, 19 

" Dist. No. 8, 19 

" Dist. No. 9, 20 

School Houses, Dist. No. 2, 20 

S. H. Lots, Dist, No. 2,... 20 

School Committee Report, 85 

Taxes, 11 

Treasurer's Account, 2-3. 

"Valley," 36 

" Committee Report, 75