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



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NINTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 






lUtcipts ant) Qfrjmibitures 



OF THE 



CITY OF MANCHESTER, 

FOR THE 
FISCAL YEAR ENDING JAN. 31, 

1855, 

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




MANCHESTER, N. II. : 
FROM ABBOTT JENKS & CO.'S STEAM TOWER TRESS. 

1 8 5 5 . 



HEW TIAMFSfr'ft 
STATE LIBRARY 



THE 



NTNTII ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 




OF THE 



CITY OF MANCHESTER, 



FOR THE 



FISCAL YEAE ENDING JAN. 31, 



1855, 



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




MANCHESTER, N. H. : 
FROM ABBOTT JENKS & CO.'S STEAM POWER PRESS. 

1855. 



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CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



In Board or Common Cocncii.. 
Ui ORDER authorizing the printing of the Ninth Annual Report of the 
Receipts and Expenditures of the City of Manchester. 
0»£», if thT Board of Aldermen concur, That he M »-* 
ing Committee on Finance be, and they are hereby authom d « 

twenty-five hundred copies of the Ninth Annual Report of the Re 
and Expenditures of the City of Manchester to be printed, or the use 
of the inhabitants of said City, and that the expense of the same be 
charged to the appropriation for Incidental Expenses. 
In Common Council, Jan. 23d, 1855. 
Read a tot ttoc-rulc. B „ B pcadcd--read a -ond^cand p-rf. 

In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Jan. 23d, 1855. 
Read a first time-rules suspended-read ■ second time and | 
in concurrence. GEORGE A. FRENCH, Om C u,u. 



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ACCOUNT 



H. B. CHAMBEKLIN, CITY TEEASUEEE, 



JANUARY 31st, 1854, TO FEBRUARY 1st, 1855. 



Dk. City of Manetiester, in account current, from Jan. 31, 1854, 

To cash paid at Hindry times on Mayor 9 ! I > alt- ami I Men, and charged 
10 the following appropriation*, vi/: 

Old Drafts, $1088 29 

City Debt, 520 

Interest on Promissory Notes, 62 

QoapoDB on City Stock, 547 v 08 

School District, No. 1, H3 30 

No. '2, 11040 80 

No. 3, 266 B] 

No. 4, 150 '.'7 

" " No. 5, 25167 

No. G, 238 "7 

" " No. 7, 195 

" " No. 8 188 25 

No. 9, 169 75 

No. 10, 380 10 

No. 11, 343 42 

Evening School, 

Repairs of School Houses, Dist. No. 2 544 63 

Highways and Bridges, Dist. No. 1 265 62 

" " '« No. _ 2 '74 30 

" " •« No 3 302 25 

" " " No. 4, 155 41 

" " " No. 5, 261 8] 

" " No. 6 22 

" " " No. 7 324 57 

" " " No. 8, 185 47 

" " " No. 9, 161 in 

" " No. 10, 519 09 

" " " No. 11, 835 05 

Amoskeag Falls Bridge, 17">14 4n 

Granite Bridge, 1 95 

New Highways, 2090 81 

( 'ounty Paupers, 1 1 S 

Paupers off the Farm, 725 22 

City Farm, 1608 L6 

Commons, 7'> 1 ;">,"> 

" The Valley," 758 '.'7 

Abatement of lazes, 3229 22 

Sewers and Drains, 734 84 

Reservoirs 414 13 

Fire Department, 5913 76 

Lighting Streets 770 JO 

City Pofioe and Watch 42 

( "it V Hall Buildings, 2267 16 

( litj < Iffioers 271 

Printing and Stationery 1496 63 

Militia ,' " 173 00 

[noidental Expenses 23! 

Teachers' Institute, 278 '2'.'. 

Oity Library 

• 

Oosh in the Treasury, Feh. 1. 1855 9880 95 

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to Feb. 1st, 1855, with Henri/ R. Chamherlin, City Treasurer. Cr. 

By City Stock on hand Feb. 1, 1854, $2000 00 

" Cash in Treasury Feb. 1, 1854, 9661 08 

By cash received at sundry times as follows : 

For City Stock sold,— issued July 1 , 1854, ] 8000 00 

" Premium for $18000 City Stock sold, 450 00 

" J. M. Rowell,— Taxes, 1850, 4888 52 

" Win. Richardson,— Taxes, 1852, 72 44 

" II. G. Lowell,— Taxes, 1853 292'.) 87 

" II. G. Lowell,— Taxes, 1854, 43114 13 

' ' Antasa Waterman, — support of Paupers from other 

Towns, 62 97 

" G. W. Stuart,— from City Farm 647 29 

" Stephen Palmer,— on " The Valley," 1000 00 

" Win. H. Hill,— for Officers' Fees, &c, 844 13 

" F. Smyth, — support of Paupers from Hillsboro' 

County..... 921 12 

" F. Smyth,— for Railroad Tax, 2265 26 

" J. O. Adams, — for State Literary Fund, 736 78 

" G. A. French,— for Rent of City Hall, 1030 09 

" G. A. French,— for Rent of City Hall, Stores and 

Cellars, . . 1637 98 

" G. A. French, — Licenses,. 125 00 

" G. A. French, — for Circus Licenses 150 00 

" G. A. French, — for License to enter Sewers, 150 75 

" F. Smyth,— for Dog Licenses, 86 09 

" School Committee,— on " Coc Lot," 754 00 

" J. Mitchell, for Plank 3 50 

" F. Smyth,— for Land sold H. F. Straw, 268 86 

" H. F. Little,— for Lumber, 4 87 

" J. B. Sawyer, — for Loam, * 1 00 

" D. W. Fling, — for Grass from Commons, 52 75 

" D. W. Fling, — for Grass from New Cemetery,. . . 10 00 

" Harry Leeds,— for Oil Can sold, 2 00 

" Wm. Mills,— for Manure, 11 78 

" Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, — for Old 

Amoskeag Falls Bridge, 170 00 

" J. P. Sanborn,— for Stone, 36 00 

" Wni. H. Hill, 7 02 

" K. Heseltine,— Overdrawn, 2 00 

" David Worthley, " 75 

" David Dickey, 3d, " 100 

"G.W.Stuart, " 5 00 

" Dennis & Varrick, " 16 00 

" Smith & Wallace, " 10 00 

" W. II. Hill, " 2 35 

Unpaid Drafts, of the last and previous years, 639 90 



2772 79 



1855. 

Feb. 1, By City Stock unsold, issued July 1, 1854, 2000 00 

HENRY R. CHAMBERL1N, City Treasurer. 



CiTr of Manchester, February 1st, 1855. 

The undersigned, being the Committee on Finance, in pursuance of the 
fourteenth Section of Chapter 3d of the Revised Ordinances, certify that 
we have examined the within account of Henry II. Chamberlin, City 
Treasurer, and find the same correctly cast, and all payments and ex- 
penditures therein charged against the City, properly vouch* 1. 

We find that there has been received into the Treasury during the 
year ending January 31st, 1855, including tlie balance on hand 
ruary 1st, 1S54, the sum of $92,132.89, and that there lias been paid 
from the Treasury during the same time, the sum of (82,251.94, leav- 
ing in the Treasury, February 1st, 1855, a balance of $9,880.95. 

FREDERICK SMYTH, "| 
JAMES WALKER, Corn- 

WM. E. EASTMAN, } on 
J. F. ANGELL, Finance. 

BENJA. F. LOCKE, J 

In Common Council, Feb. 6, 1855. 
Read and accepted, — 

S. I). LORD, 0. 0. 0. 

In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Feb. G, I - 
Read and accepted in concurrence : 

GEO, A. FRENCH, Cnv Cube. 



EEPOET 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, in conformity with the 
provisions of the City Charter and Revised Ordinances, submit to the 
City Council their annual Report of the Receipts and Expenditures of 
the year ending January 31st, 1855, with a particular account of each 
appropriation, and a statement in detail of the expenditures of each 
department, accompanied by a schedule of the property, real and per- 
gonal belonging to the City, and the valuation thereof, and amount of 
the City Debt. 



EXPENDITURES. 

The expenditures fir the year (including payments on the City Debt) 
charged to the several appropriations, have been as follows, vis : 

PA1 MI.NT OF CITY DEBT 1 - 

" INTEREST ON PROMISSORY NOTES,... 628 26 

• (ITY STOCK 5478 06 

SCUO OL DISTRICT No. 1, 143 30 

" 2, 11040 &0 

» " " 3 266 BI 

» " " 4, 150 '.'7 

«< 5 251 67 

" 0, 238 07 

" «« " 7, 195 GG 

« " «• 8, 188 25 

" « " 9, 169 75 

« "10, 380 16 

" " "11 34 

REPAIRS OF SCHOOL HOUSES, Dist. No. 2, I 63 

EVENING SCHOOL 199 57 

HIGHWAYS & BRIDGES, Dist. No. 1, 

" « « "2, 2974 30 

« « - "3 302 25 

»« " " "•4, 155 41 

« '< " "5, 261 81 

" " " 0, 225 < : - 

" " " "7 I 57 

" " "8, 185 47 

" " " "9, 161 10 

» " " " 10, 519 09 

» " " " 11 

AMOSKEAG FALLS BRIDGE, 17514 40 

GRANITE BRIDGE, 1 95 

NEW HIGHWAYS 2090 8] 

COUNTY' PAUPERS, 1183 05 

PAUPERS OFF THE FARM 725 22 

CITY FARM AND PAUPERS ON TDK SAME 1608 16 

COMMONS, 701 53 

"VALLEY" CEMETERY 

A BATEMENT OF TA X ES 3229 22 

SEWERS AND DRAINS, 734 84 

RESERVOIRS, 414 13 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 5913 70 

LIGHTING STREETS, 770 B0 

CITY POLICE 4236 90 

CITY HALL, Officesand Stores 2267 16 

CITY OFFICERS 2770 33 

PRINTING AND STATIONERY 1496 63 

M I LIT! A 173 OO 

TEACHERS' [NSTTT1 IE 278 23 

INCIDENTAL EXPENSES 2323 SI 

OL!) DRAFTS, being amounts drawn for and charged in 
List year's aooount, but ool called ti>r and paid until 

thisyear !" 

CITY LIBRARY, 976 00 

$82,891 84 

Deduct amount of unpaid Bills, Feb. 1. 1855 

Total NET PAYMENTS through the Treasury $82,2 I 94 



REVENUE. 
The REVENUE for the year has been derived as follows, viz : 

From City Stock, loans created 1854, payable 1874 18000 00 

Mayor, for premium on $18000 City Stock Loans,.. 450 oo 

City Stock on hand February 1st, 1854, 2000 00 

Cash in Treasury February 1st, 18*54, 9661 08 

received of' J. M . Rowell, Taxes 1850 4888 52 

Wm. Richardson " 1852, "2 41 

H. G. Lowell, " 1853, 2029 87 

11. G. Lowell, " 1854 43114 13 

A. Waterman, for paupers from other towns,. 62 97 

G. W. Stuart, produce sold from City Farm,. 047 29 

S. Palmer. Bale of lots in " Valley Cemetery," 1000 00 

Wm. II. Hill, officers, fees and costs, 844 13 

F. Smyth, Comity Paupers 921 12 

" '" Railro*ad Tax 2265 26 

" " Dog Licenses 86 00 

" " Laud sold 11, F Straw, 268 86 

State Literary Fund, 736 78 

Geo. A. French, Rent City Hall, 1030 69 

" '• " " " " Stores, 1037 98 

" " " Liquor Licenses, 125 00 

" " '• Circus Licenses, 150 00 

" " " Licenses to enter Sewers,... 150 75 

D. W Fling, Grass sold on Commons, 52 75 

" " " " '• New Cemetery,. 10 00 

School Committee, sale of "Coe " Lot 754 00 

Amoskeag Man'f 'g Co., old Falls Bridge,. .. 170 00 
D. Worthlcy, money overdrawn on abatement 

of Taxes, 75 

D. Dickey, 3d, money overdrawn on New 

Highways 1 00 

Wm H. Hill, cash received for carrying E. 

Peasly to Asylum, 7 02 

Wm. II. Hill, overdrawn on paupers off farm, 2 35 
Smith & Wallace, " Amoskeag Falls 

Bridge * 10 00 

Dennis & Varrick, overdrawn on Fire Depart- 
ment 16 00 

J. P. Sanborn, for Stone, 36 00 

Wm. Mills, Manure sold 11 78 

G. W. Stuart, cash overdrawn on City Farm,. 5 00 

Harry Leeds, Oil Can sold, 2 00 

Jos. B. Sawyer, Loam sold, 1 00 

K. Haseltine, cash overdrawn on Highways 

and Bridges. Dist. No 3, 2 00 

H. F. Little;, Lumber sold 4 87 

I. Mitchell, Bridge Plank, 3 50 

$92,132 89 

Deducting Total payments through the Treasury, 82,251 94 

Leaving a Balance as per Treasurer's account, of. $9,880 95 

In addition to the above, the Collector of Taxes for the past year, has 
paid from the taxes assessed, the County and State Tax of the City, 



10 

amounting to $10,499.54, which gum has not i ■ -I through tho 
Treasury. 

Star- Tax $4,828 10 

Count v Tax 0,171 41 

$10,499 54 

The details of the expenditures will be found under (he Beveral heads 
of appropriations hereto annexed. 

Annexed are also schedules of the property of the City and School 
District, a statement of the City Debt and debts due the City, ;i labia 
of Valuation of Property, Taxes, Number of Polls, &c., for each of 
the last sixteen years ; also a Tattle, showing the population of thu 
City for the same period. 

FREDERICK SMYTH,* 
.! A »,!■:> WALKER, Committer 

3. F. ANGELA, } on 

WM. E. MAS I'M AX, Finance. 

BENJA. F. LOCKE, J 

Id Common Concil, Fob. Gth, 1£55. 
Read and accepted, — 

S. D. LORD, Ckxbk. 
Jn Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Feb. 6th, 1855. 
Read and accepted in concurrence : 

GEO. A. FRENCH, City Ctsrat. 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES. 



Tho appropriations made by the City Council for the Financial year 
ending January 31st, 1855, with the unexpended balance of the previ- 
ous year ; the transfers from one appropriation to another ; together 
with the expenditures in detail under each appropriation ; and the un. 
expended balances. 

CITY FARM AND PAUPERS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, $634 60 

Appropriated April, 1854, 3000 00 

Amount overdraAvn by G. W. Stuart, 5 00 

" « by Wm. H. Hill, 2 35 



$3,642 01 



CITV FARM AN'D EXPEN'DITURES. 

Paid Geo. W. Stuart, salary one year, as superin- 
tendent, ending Sept. 4, 1854, $330 00 

Geo. W. Stuart for 51 nights' labor, 51 00 

" " " cash paid for goods, labor, &c., 114 54 

Mary Carroll for labor, 5 00 

O. H Young " 168 16 

Geo. E. Stuart " 24 10 

Mary O. T. Goodhue for labor, 54 00 

Zadoc Wright " 44 22 

Bradstreet Doe " 4172 

Francis Blake " 8 32 

Edward Griffin for blacksmithing, 39 40 

Andrew McCrillis " 18 93 

Geo. W. Merriam for shoeing horse, 38 

John B. McCrillis for repairing sleigh, 1 00 

Gilmore & Bunton for blacksmith work, 18 54 

Dennis & Varriek for hardware, &c, 18 34 

G. H. Kimball " 3 89 

Kimball & Parker " 26 65 

Kimball & Co., " 10 09 

Amosk'g Man'f 'g Co., knobs for cattle's horns, 4 50 

Amount carried forward, 982 78 



12 

All.. i vr BB01 • - ■ i l I ORWASD .<'.' -J 7^ 

E. <i. Gilford for medicines and goods, 2 02 

Gilford & Bawkes " " 3 13 

Baymond A Walker for shoes, boots & Leather, 13 40 

('. I'. Fisher for groceries, 22 '21 

Wm. E. Eastman " 19 90 

Stevens & Bent " 73 34 

Geo. W. Adams " 21 06 

Bicker t Godfrey " :'. 09 

Berry \ Co., " 17 58 

H. & J. P. Dennison " 27 05 

Moore, Sargent & Hall (or 1 barrel Flour 11 25 

J. Abbott & Co. for Hour, lime ami meal, 2"'"> -7 

Charles Clough for brick, 33 

Win. K> yes for yoke oxen, 132 50 

B. Ten-en for goods, 14 06 

Fling A Haines for teams on farm business, .. . •"> 50 

David Perkins for labor, 5 



PAUPERS OFF FARM, 

(NOT in< •M'him; COUNT? PAUPBBS.) 

Paid 1). Brigham & Co. for wood for Mrs. Dakin,.. 2 50 

" " " Mrs. Molntire, 1 34 

" " " J. Sanborn,. . I 

Mrs. Dickey,. 8 12 

A. Griffin for wood for D.Norton, I on 

" " Mrs. Diokey 5 '.7 

P. Kimball " -I. Sanborn 1 ii 1.", 

J. B. Goodwin* 1 widow Dakin 17") 

Daniel Haines for easli paid for board, Wood, 

mwhing and nursing of Stearns and »'a:-- 

rion families 17 00 

T. 1'. Saw in lor assistance in 00 

cuikikii rOBWARP, 7 



13 

Amount krovgut forward, $75 55 

W. D. Buck medicines and services for J. B. 

Clough 14 25 

do. do. i\ Stevens, 3 00 

do. G mos. services as City Physician, 25 00 

E. G. Guilford medicine &o. for J. B. Clough, 3 82 

do. cash p'd repairing truss for " 33 

do. medicine for Mrs. Dickey, .... 26 

do. do. Stearns family,... 87 

do. do. J.G.Sanborn, 5 45 

E. MeQuestion for groceries d'l'd D. Norton,.. 14 til 

do. do J. Gr. Sanborn, 56 65 

do. do. C.Dickey, 3 16 

N. H. Asylum for board and goods for L. H. 

Dakin, 117 85 

do. do. Tamar J. Garvin, 107 99 

do. do. Susan F. Putnam, 13 14 

do. do. David Ames, 21 40 

do. do. M. G. Kimball, 6 36 

Win. White & Co. for goods d'l'd John Griffin, 3 47 

Hoyt & Robinson do. J. G. Sanborn, 2 20 

E. B. Stearns do. B. Griffin, 1 33 

do do. Mrs. Mclntire, 4 49 

Ebenezer Corning for board of Ezra Corning, . 39 00 

John G. Webster provisions d'l'd B. Griffin,.. . 8 77 

Ruben White for goods delivered John Griffin,. 7 31 

do. do. do. F.Stevens,... 55 17 

J. J. Straw for 4 coffins and burial of paupers, 16 84 

Barton & Co. for goods delivered Mr. Griffin,. 2 98 

Nath'l Corning for services for F. Stevens' 

family, 2 00 

Nath'l Corning for board of Ezra Corning, 13 

weeks, and medicine, bal. , 16 75 

Mrs. Sarah Howard for labor in family of F. 

Stevens, 2 50 

Wm. H. Hill for cash paid on account of Eli- 
jah Peaslec, 9 37 

Gage & Spotford for groceries for Jas. Collins,. 1 42 

Boyd & Corey do. do. 4 32 
Martha Dearborn for board of Mrs. Ballou and 

children, 9 42 

Amouxt carried forward, $657 03 



14 

Amount bbottoht forward, $057 03 

Town of Campion on account of David Ames,.. 20 11 

Josiali Clark for pair pants I'm- Mr. Griffin,.*.. 2 13 

S. Boyd & Corey for groceries and provisions for 

pauper, 4 50 

F. II. Ellsworth lor 1 small rose, J 00 

Fling & Haines for teams to farm, 20 75 

John W. Stevens for digging grave for Collins' 

child, 1 00 

Joseph Prescott cash paid out for team to get 

coffin for Collins' child, 75 

Daniel Haines cash paid out on account of Joel 

Puffer, 5 25 

Daniel Haines for services on account of Dus- 

tin Howell, 1 50 

Kicker & Godfrey for groceries and provisions 

delivered to D. II. Howe, 5 11 $725 22 



COUNTY PAUPERS.' 



Paid T. P. Sawin 15 00 

Simon Aldricfa 6 25 

Wm. 1). Buck 9 00 

S. II. "Whitney, 1 12 

J. Rogers & Co., 2 50 

Coffin & Sherburn, 12 00 

Mitchell & Questrom, 1 00 

E. G. Guilford, 4 23 

E. McQuestion, 23 78 

Division No. 75, 56 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., - r > 

Robert Moore, 2 12 

A. Griffin 22 is 

Dennison & Stevens, 16 69 

D. Brighami Co.,, 92 75 

AlfOI • i • LBRIED kokw \i;i) $211 G3 

• The county pmper bills being in tin; hands oi the County Justices, the iteius can- 
not be given. 



15 

A MOUNT BROUGHT FORWARD, $211 03 

Rieker «fc Godfrey, 43 14 

Letitia Kelso, 2 00 

E. W. tarleton, 1 09 

D. C. Gould, 57 00 

A. Waterman, 17 05 

F. H. Appleton, 14 29 

II. R. Chamherlin, 181 

Nancy Mead, 15 00 

Hill & Cheney, 11 00 

Kidder k Duneklee, 22 

Sophronia Cree, 8 87 

D. C. Dennett, 50 

E. P. Offutt, 1 25 

Mary Granshaw, 5 03 

C. S. Fisher, 7 88 

C. B. Gleason, 1 00 

N. H. Asylum, 35 21 

Charles Cheney, 44 92 

Jona. J. Straw, 179 37 

D. Marshall, 20 

J.Mansfield, 11 25 

J. Kittridge, 1 58 

A. S. Trask, 170 

L. Taggart, 1 00 

Cyrus Warren , 2 00 

J. L. Kelly, 3 07 

Geo. Young, x 2 25 

J. R. Hanson, 76 

Berry & Co., 61 02 

Isaac Tompkins, 8 80 

Noah Clark, 5 50 

Farmer, Merrill & Co. , 2 52 

E. B. Stearns, 1 00 

Mrs. S. Moulton, 32 

Isaac Shepherd, 19 50 

E. Ferren, 77 

Enoch Watson, 19 00 

Isaac Shepherd, 50 

L. H. Whitney, 1 12 

D. T. Norris, 8 50 

Amount carried forward $830 82 



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AmuIN BR01 i.IIT FOK1TAKB $fc 

Collins !.. Fobs 20 00 

[saac Shepherd & Co.* 8 86 

Martha Buxton, 6 Of 

Moses Kuowlton 4 oo 

Guilford & Iluwkcs, U5 

Thos. McKe^ 4 50 

E. M. Leavitt & Co., 72 

J. G. Coult, 1 31 

T. A. Pierce, 1 99 

E. B. Cutter, 5 00 

Demick .V Willey, B 13 

Moore & Chase, 1 2«'> 

Elizabeth Smith, 1 75 

Page, Young & Co 4 21 

Joseph P. I rlzzle, 9 09 

Angeline Bixby, 1 00 

S. I). Sherhurn, 2d, 1 50 

S. B. Paige, 10 16 

Roger Stevens 1 50 

.Manning & Cuinner, 2 50 

Daniel Farmer, 1 00 

Boyd & Corey, 1 13 

Henry Clough 50 

Joseph B. Quhnhy, 50 

Daniel V. Stark, 7 50 

John Ray, Jr. 10 92 

Win. S. Morey, 36 42 

Stephen Palmer, :"> ~0 

Thos. C. Parker, J | (10 

Joseph Prescofcfr, I 25 

Fling & Haines 36 (HI 

Garret C. -Murray 4 06 

( 'atherihe Reynolds 

Trueworthj Blaisdell 2nd 

Eliza V. Snowdon, I 09 

I). C. Moore 6 16 

ey A Burr 20 09 

Hardy & Moore 11 75 

Josiah Crosby 2*> 00 

D. W. Fling, 12 en 

A " D FOBWi D Mill 93 



17 

Amount brought forward, $1110 93 

J. A. Ellis, 28 00 

B. &A. Griffin, 3 62 

John Baxter, 1 50 

Daniel Haines, 10 00 

Hoyt & Robinson, 6 27 

Robert Woodburn^ 12 00 

L. L. Prescott, 3 36 

Raymond & Walker, 6 37 

-$1183 OS 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1st, 1855, $125 58. 
2 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



DISTRICT NO. 1. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, Gl 86 

Amount appropriated April, 1854, 250 00 $311 86 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Geo. Clark, Surveyor 102 00 

Wm. Campbell, 30 Op 

Nehemiah Preston, H 8 00 

Geo. Cate, 4 50 

Munroe Leavitt, 3 00 

John Campbell, 34 02 

Rodney Strong, 1 00 

Peter Kimball 1 00 

S. Hall 4 00 

E. Hall, 10 50 

Moses Wells, 2 00 

B. F. Stark, 10 75 

John Stark, v ->0 

Andrew Cate, 1 00 

R. Strong, 17 7 •"> 

R. Kimball, 12 00 

J. M. Rowcll, 50 

A. Gamble, Jr., 1 50 

M. C. Austin, 1 00 

$20.". 69 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $46 24. 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 2. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 704 88 

Appropriated April, 1854, 2500 00 $3204 88 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

William Mills, Surveyor, 709 37 

Horace Childs, labor and materials on Granite 

Bridge, 70 89 

John Clement, 60 00 

Daniel Mahanny, 89 50 

D. K. Perkins 38 28 

Osman Pixley, 137 75 

Gilmore & Bunton, hardware, 74 

Charles Cheney, 23 75 

David Allen, 81 74 

L. Raymond, 71 00 

t A. M. Gillis, 14 00 

L. Raymond, care of Cess Pools, nights and 

Sundays, 11 00 

Luke Morse, 51 74 

M. Junkins, 7 75 

Joseph Goodwin, 3 ft. stone, 54 

J. W. Joy, 3 50 

Peter Hart,. 2 75 

S. Hodgeman, ? 5 50 

M. Ingham, watering streets, 100 00 

Uriah H. Foss, 1 25 

E. Knowlton, 8 06 

Robert Foss, 00 

W. S. Dearborn, 16 00 

Ebenezer Cram, 50 

C. F. Stanton, 54 75 

James Piper, 51 50 

Andrew Bunton, 36 49 

Samuel Peavey , 13 00 

Robert Moore, 15 25 - 

AllOUKT CARRIED FORWARD, $1688 60 



20 

AHOl'NT DROUGHT FORWARD, $1G88 CO 

John E. Howe, 14 87 

Samuel Dame, 22 7;"> 

Win. Boyd, 5 50 

Thomas S. Frost, G 50 

Wilson & Cheney, 10 00 

Thomas MeKew, 8 50 

Frederick Smyth, surveyor last year, 108 37 

J. N. Heath, " 1 00 

J. G. Coult, 23 88 

John Ray, Jr., 9 00 

John C. Wadleigh, 13 70 

Geo. Hunt, 27 08 

James Richards, 24 00 

Samuel Seavey, 137 25 

Zadoo Wright, 07 50 

Gilman H. Kimball, hardware, 20 .">1 

Thomas Roardman, 20 75 

Andrew MeCrillis, 1 00 

J. B. MeCrillis 2 9S 

C. II Gould, 50 

Joseph Orell, 2 00 

Alired Seavey, 35 50 

Levi Caswell, 9 25 

Horace Willey, 4 00 

Daniel Young, 1 00 

John White, 60 00 

Natlfl MeCrillis, 66 76 

Joseph Cross, 12 80 

E. Curtis, ' 11 00 

John W r olcott, 9 50 

Kimball & Co., hardware 10 64 

Geo. W. Merriam, blacksmith work, 21 11 

John J. Woods, 11 loads stone chips, 2 7") 

Lamson & Mardcn, stone and stone ohips, 12 21 

J. L. Newton, 50 

H . Stevens, 3 17 

l);i\id l'erkiim 11 G2 

Bradstreet Doe, 50 

G. BL Stuart 50 

Daniel Q. Heath. :; 50 

Amount carried forward 2504 55 



21 

Amount brought forward, $2594 55 

Daniel Mansfield, 2 00 

James Richards, 1 00 

Amoskeag Alf'g Co., sand and gravel, 3 years,. 175 00 

R. \V liite & Co. , breaking roads, 25 

G. W. Adams, 1 lantern 1 00 

William Dow, 50 

M. D. Stokes, 1500 ft. flag stone, (bal.) 200 00 

$2974 3d 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $230 58. 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES—DISTRICT NO. 3. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, Ill 71 

Appropriated April, 1854, 300 00 

Overdraw D !. v K Haselton, 2 00 $323 7 1 

K.M'KMHTI.IIES. 

Paid fur LABOR 

.John Brown, Surveyor, 43 37 

Henry F. Little, 62 

Benjamin Brown 23 01 

Peter Mitchell, 5 00 

Addison Dale 7 00 

K. Haselton 20 50 

X. Baker, 16 75 

Benj. P. Mitchell, 39 00 

John W. Mitchell, 39 75 

B. Batchelder, 11 75 

W. S. Locke, 11 50 

J. Butler, 17 00 

L. Batchelder 8 00 

James D. Nutt 1 00 

David Nutt, 1 00 

S. M. Locke, 6 00 

R. Nutt, 6 oti 

D. H. Nutt 2 00 

J. (J. Evelath, 7 mi 

Hibhard Stevens, 11 00 

John Calef, 4 00 

David Webster 4 00 

Benjamin Corning, 4 .">u 

James K. Smith 2 -■> 

C. K. Tucker, 1 00 

Hiram Brown, 3 • ]| i 

Benjamin Mitchell 1 50 

George W. Mitchell, I 00 

Joseph Foss, 50 

Charles K. Tucker 1 00 

Addison Dale, it 

W.8. Locke 1 00 

E. C. Howlett, 75 

* 3t> ' J - ' 

Balanco undrawn Feb. 1, 1S55, $21 46. 



23 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 4. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 5 41 

Appropriated April, 1854, 150 00 $155 41 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

John P. Moore, Surveyor, 45 41 

E. S.Emerson, 24 50 

Isaac Whittemore, 7 50 

R. P. Whittemore, 8 50 

I. W. Moore, 12 00 

CyrusTirrell, 1 00 

Eben Colby, 1 50 

John Emerson, 6 00 

James Cheney, 3 00 

Israel Mullen, 1 50 

Thomas Cheney, 1 50 

John Calef, 15 75 

Franklin Webster, 4 00 

DavidWebster, 15 75 

Rufua Calef, 4 00 

Jonathan Aiken, 1 50 

Nathaniel Moore 2 00 



$155 41 



Whole amount of appropriation expended. 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 5. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1 , 1854, 71 

Appropriated April, 1854, 225 00 

Amount transferred from Incidental Expenses,.... 45 00 $279 71 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Epliraim S. Harvey, Surveyor, 30 41 

J. & E. S. Harvey, lumber 00 G5 

Jonas Harvey, jr, 5 50 

Israel Merrill, 27 73 

James Emerson, 21 IN 

Jolin Dickey, 10 20 

Gilman Harvey, 8 50 

Rodnia Nutt, 33 52 

James Nutt, 8 00 

John Young, 16 00 

Wallace N. Young, 1 00 

James M . Young, 4 17 

David Dickey, 2 17 

William Dickey, 50 

Blanchard Hill, 4 00 

Amos "Weston, 6 34 

, David Nutt, 2 00 

Jonas Harvey, 2 00 

William P. Merrill 4 34 

Jacob Brown, 1 00 

James Nutt, stono for culvert 1 50 

$261 Bj 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $17 90. ' 



25 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 0. 

Balanee undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 17 53 

Appropriated April, 1854, 200 00 

Transferred from Incidental Expenses, 25 (10 $242 53 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Joshua Corning, Surveyor, 40 50 

Nathan Johnson, 9 37 

William Hoyt, 30 00 

James M. Webster, 25 07 

James Wiley, 1 00 

James Corning, 3 00 

John P. Webster, 13 12 

Lyman A. Webster 1 88 

Amos C. Webster, 13 12 

Webster Dickey, 1 88 

David Dickey, jr 9 00 

Moses Griffin, .. , 2 30 

William Brown, 5 50 

Amos Webster, 17 02 

William H. Webster, 1 00 

D. J. & D. H. Dickey, lumber, 8 20 

Israel Webster, 10 25 

David Dickey, 20 75 

Oliver Hunt, 3 00 

Richard F. Fellows, 1 80 



$225 08 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $17 45. 






HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 7. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854 28 24 

Appropriated April, 1854 300 00 

Amount transferred from New Highways, 'JO 00 $41> 24 

KXTKNlll'It KKS. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Israel E. Herrick, Surveyor, 100 69 

J. P. Cilley 3 50 

George Porter, 2 50 

Horace Bartlett, 4 00 

J. 15. Hall, 50 

George Young, 50 

Joseph Cross, 50 

Dennis it V.irick, spikes and nails, 1 15 

Gilmore & Butiton, drills, picks &c, 1 65 

Luther Stevens, G 00 

Sewell Leavitt & Son, 2 83 

Robertson Young, 1 25 

Josiah Perry, 42 15 

Janus Hall, jr., 3 50 

Mos'.-s Flanders, 12 00 

Newell lVrry, 8 75 

Silas Perry 14 OH 

W.S. Dearborn 18 00 

L. W. Morse, 1 1 28 

Edmund Stevens, 17 60 

Edward Stuart, 14 00 

Aaron Crombie 4 00 

Nathan Johnson, 1 00 

Charles II. Eastman, 5 28 

M. E Holmes 4 00 

J. B. Voting 9 00 

S. Toby 3 00 

Aarmi Crombie S 00 

M. E. Flanders, 8 50 

W. S. Dearborn 4 50 

G. E Stuarl 1 mi 

Bradetreel Doe 1 00 

J. R. LeaTitt 3 oo 



$324 57 



Balance undrawn Feb. I. 1855, $93 67. 



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U7 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 8. 

Balance undraws Feb. 1, 185-1, 15 93 

Appropriated April, 1854, 200 00 $215 93 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Joseph Brown, Surveyor, 29 8G 

Charles Offutt, 3 52 

John Proctor, 31 50 

Edward Proctor, 24 G3 

Augustus Proctor, 10 50 

Phinehas Haselton, 3 00 

Geo. Young, 33 75 

William Brown, 6 00 

John W. Proctor, 4 00 

Wm. Stevens, 2 00 

Kimball Hall, 1 50 

John P. Young, 6 25 

Peter Farmer, 9 50 

Horace Stevens, 2 00 

John H. Proctor, 5 5b' 

Nathan Johnson, 9 50 

John Lougee, 2 40. 

' $185 47 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $30 46. 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 9. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854 2 33 

Appropriated April, 1854, 200 00 $202 33 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Harrison Corning, Surveyor, l."> 68 

Ebeuezer Corning, 7 50 

Johnson Morse 2 00 

Joshua P. Corning, 1 67 

George Corning, 1 50 

Nathaniel Corning, 5 im 

Aaron Drew, 1 50 

Giles L. Boyee, 50 

Geo. \V. Haselton, 1 62 

Reubeo Haselton, 3 00 

John < i . Webster, 2 50 

Jerome B. McQuestion, 5 00 

Clifton McQuestion, '.. 

D. L. Corning 5 00 

Thomas Cnase 3 00 

Alfred A. Corning, 1-4 00 

Albert X. Scott, 3 50 

Johnson Morse, 1 42 

John Hatch 1 50 

G. W. Haselton, 20 

('has. F. Lambert 1 00 

Geo. McQuestion, 4 50 

Albert G. Corning, G 50 

B. W. Corning 5 50 

Caleb Haselton 1 50 

Leonard Haselton 1 50 

Benja. Corning, '.I .*>(» 

Jesse Cross 2 no 

Stephen Haselton, 4 0Q 

Franklin Page 3 00 

John Diokey 12 

Sawyer & Simonds 2 37 

Amos Drew 2 (hi 

William Boyee, 1 90 

$101 10 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855. |41 23. 



29 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 10. 

Appropriated April, 1854, COO 00 $600 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Ezekicl Jacobs, Surveyor, 251 12 

D. J. Worthley, 1 40 

Daniel George, 6 80 

David Quimby, 2 77 

John Colburn, 1 50 

James Walker, 17 75 

T. M. Morse 2 25 

Columbus Wyman, 40 

John Crumb, 8 75 

Smith & Wallace, lumber, 30 25 

Ira Barr & Co. , hardware, 8 47 

James O'Brien, 52 00 

Alfonso Morse, 7 75 

Joseph Langley, 6 75 

Nathan Gowin, 31 75 

John Follensbee, 4 50 

Lummis, 15 50 

John Brown, 8 00 

J. S. Jacobs, 3 25 

Andrew Bunton, 13 13 

Samuel Dame, 3 75 

Luke Morse, 10 87 

Hiram Roby, 4 50 

Smiley Jacobs, 2 75 

Charles Willey, 12 00 

Ira Barr & Co. , cask spikes, 5 13 

Mr. Willey, 6 00 

$519 09 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $80 91. 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 11. 

Appropriated April,, L854 700 00 

Amount transferred from Incidental Expenses,. . . . 100 00 

" " " New Highways, 50 1)0 ,<s',u 00 

BXFENDITUKB8. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Nicholas Quimby, Surveyor, 120 97 

Joseph Philbrick, - 25 

Jonathan Hartshorn, 18 -~> 

James Gibbons, 31 00 

John Field, 42 00 

[ra Bailey, 272 05 

Daniel Farmer, 4S 50 

Fuller & Robinson, 50 

Timothy McAuliffe, 4100 

Benjamin Swcatt, 10 00 

James Collins, 3 50 

Thomas S. Frost 2 00 

John Edmonds, 4 00 

James Carey, 33 75 

James Carey, jr., 27 00 

Moses Sears, 4 00 

John II. Fletcher, 4 00 

Elbridge Reed, 1 50 

Arteinas Cohashey, 3 00 

Smith & Wallace, lumber, 13 20 

Michael Mara, 50 

George Wheaton, 5 25 

Samuel Austin, 1 04 

Morris Foley, 2 00 

Owen Parker 1 00 

Samuel Dame, 2 25 

George G. Stearns, 1 00 

Thomas Stearns, 3 00 

Elijah Stearm, 2 50 

Amount carrieu forward, $710 01 



31 

Amount brought forward, $719 01 

George W. Wjman, 1 00 

Nicholas Parker, 50 

William Murphy, 50 

A. L. Walker, 3 50 

Daniel Butterficld, 15 50 

William Markee, 50 

Levi D. Heath, 4 0() 

Daniel Farmer, lumber, G4 01 

Daniel Butterfield, 2 sticks timber, 2 00 

J. Hartshorn, lumber and spikes, 10 18 

B. Hartshorn, " « bolts, 5 10 

Nicholas Quimby, 23 lbs. spikes, 1 15 

1 pick, 1 50 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $14 95. 



$835 05 



32 



AMOSKEAG FALLS BRIDGE. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854 - 

Amount transferred from loan of W54 l-» 

.« overdrawn by Smith ft Wallace 10 °" lb '- 14 '- 



EXrENDITLRES. 

Paid for LABOR. . .. 

John Harvey, J. R. Hall ft Co., boating stone, 310 L2 

Charles Bunton, 

Michael Donahue ~ 

James Kelley ' 

Bradetreel Doe '.' 

. .... O Va 

James Donavan, 

,, l-i *a 

Hiram Kemp, 

John A. Mann, 

John Oilman, ^ 

Henry Jenkins, 

Moor, Sargent ft Hall, cement, -« -^ 

Owen Tally __ . 

T . . , _ I DU 

Janus Dcvana, 

David [ngalls, ];i ()() 

J. L. House, 

Michael Reardon, 

„ . 

Timothy Demont ^_ 

K. N. Peckett, g 

Andrew Pierce ._ 

Timothy W. Goodwin 

D. P. Ingallfl • ^ 

Joseph Donavan, 9g 

John Shapley ..., V1 

T 1: "- wl 27 45 

[ra Boil jj« 

tt. ft J. P. Dew i on, I pail 

Hall & Hubbard, 1 bod ^ 

Jwnw Biohard g M 

John Marsl 

..AMIS S4 

Amount < muuku roftWASS *» 



33 

Amount brought forward, $1415 85 • 

M. D. Stokes, 3G6 25 

Trail. Holt, 39 73 

James D. Devaney, 12 00 

Andrew Bunton, 11 85 

< taorge W. Wyman, 10 33 

J. E. Bailey, use of boat, 1 50 

John McCabe, 27 18 

R. Forsaith, 2 00 

Hiram <l. Kemp, 32 02 

Dennis Sullivan, 14 68 

Patrick O'Brien, 4 37 

W. C. Abbott, use of screws, 2 00 

Smith & Wallace, lumber, 23 73 

Oliver Whiting, 1 50 

Edwin Sullivan, 62 68 

George Killicutt, 42 18 

Terrence Boyla, 23 67 

George Clark, 4 loads of stone, 10 50 

F. Kimball, 1 stone, , 1 50 

Neal & Ilolbrook, repairing boat, 8 75 

Drew & Dickey, 1 00 

S. B Kidder, boating, 2 88 

Samuel Dame, 4 50 

Joseph B. Sawyer, surveying 35 00 

N. & J. B. Quimby, use of land, 5 00 

Davis Baker, painting and stock, 54 32 

Kimball & Parker, nails, 50 

Osman Pixley, 25 62 

A. M. Chapin, surveying, 25 00 

Daniel Haines, 37 47 

L. Raymond, 29 22 

J. C.Hill, 16 50 

H. Stevens, 1 25 

William Patten, services as committee, 10 00 

Cheney & Barr, surveying bridge, 1 25 

Amoskeag Man'f 'g Co. old bridge timber, .... 6 00 

" " " 9 days' use of drafts,.. 4 50 

Stephen Palmer, 36 27 

Stephen Palmer, cash p'd for book, 25 

" •' " R. R. fare* exp'n's 3 03 

Amount carried forward, $2414 42 

3 



34 

Amount bjiouoiit forward, $2414 42 

Dutton Woods, lumber and rebuilding Amos- 

keag Falls Bridge, 13.019 00 

Rufus Piekering & Co., stone and labor, 2,080 98 

17- r )14 40 

Balanco undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $700 32. 



GRANITE BRIDGE. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 5 Gl 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Stephen Palmer, 1 83 

" " for spikes, 12 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $3 66. 



Jtl-95 



35 
NEW HIGHWAYS. 

Balance undrawn Fob. 1, 1854. 1164 83 

Appropriated April, 1854 3500 00 

Amount overdrawn by D. Dickey, 3d, 1 00 4,665 83 

Deduct ani't transferred to City Hall, 150 00 

" " " " "Police, 600 00 

" " " " "Commons, 75 00 

" " " " Highways & Bridg- 
es District No, 7, 90 00 

11 " " " " Highways & Bridg- 
es District No. 11 50 00 $965 UO 

3,700 83 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Peter Farmer, 8 75 

David Dickey, 3d, 2 00 

Luke Morse, 1 50 

Andrew Bunton, 3 13 

Amos Webster, 18 75 

Israel Webster, 6 50 

M. Webster, 8 50 

John P. Webster, 6 87 

Amos C. Webster, 6 87 

William Brown, 4 00 

James Chase, 3 00 

James Willey, 4 00 

John P. Webster, jr., 2 62 

Amos C. Webster, 2 62 

Joshua Corning, 8 75 

William S. Morey, 50 

Samuel Dame, 188 

Joseph B. Sawyer, surveying, 11 13 

Jacob F. James, do 23 75 

J. Leavitt & Brother, building extension of 

Concord Street, 55 00 

Amos C. Webster, building road near Web- 
ster's Mills, 50 00 

Luke Morse & A. Bunton, building extension 

of Beach Street, 37 50 

Amount carried forward , ... 267 62 



36 

Amount brought forward, $207 62 

A. L. Walker & Co., building extension of 

Kim St. north, 373 33 

" Stone work and stone on Bame, 2^0 'J 3 

John Leavitt, digging drain and building cul- 
vert on same, 25 00 

Israel "Webster, balance due lor building Web- 
ster Road, 95 00 

Joshua Corning, powder, fuse and spikes,. ... 1 83 

B. F. Elliott & Co., coach to Bakersville for 

Aldermen to lay out road, 2 00 

Hill & Cheney, teams to Pond, 2 50 

A. J. Stevens, coach for Mayor and Aldermen 

to Janesville to survey road, 2 00 

Isaac Tompkins, horse and carriage to Bald 

Hill, and repairs, 3 00 

Wm. S. Morey, stone for culvert, 2 00 

Kimball & Parker, 81 lbs. iron, 4 05 

Samuel Bartlett, land damages, extension of 

Concord Street, 55 00 

George Porter, do. do. do. 625 00 

A. F. Fox, do. do. do. 15 00 

Ebcn'r Knowlton, do. do. do. 200 00 

J. T . Ayer, do. do. do. 50 00 

Fisk & Gregg, land damages, Webster Road, 50 00 
Jonas Harvey, land damages, to widen Corning 

Road, 30 00 

$2,090 81 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $1,610 02. 



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SCHOOLS. 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 30 56 

Appropriated April, 1854, 100 00 $190 56 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

John W. Mitchell, 45 50 

Mary T. Mead, 70 00 

" " cleaning room, broom and dipper, 2 43 

Rodney Manning, care of house, 2 00 

S. Bunton, horse hire and time investigating 

charges against teacher, 2 00 

"William Grey, horse hire to visit school, 1 25 

N. Preston, 2 cords wood and sawing and split- 
ting same, 10 50 

J. B. Perkins, Map of N. II., 1 50 

H. Stevens, labor, 1 75 

J. B. Eastman, lumber and repairs, 3 37 

Hill & Cheney, teams for Committee to visit 

school, 3 00 

— — 8143. cQ 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1S55, $47 26. 



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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2. 

Balance undrawn Fob. 1, 1854, 1462 07 

Appropriated April, 1854, 11,700 00 $13,162 67 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION and care of rooms. 

Jonathan Tenney, 1030 50 

Samuel Upton, 232 00 

John P. Clement, 35 00 

William II. Ward, 683 33 

William A. Webster, 680 00 

Charles Aldrieh, 634 90 

Emily T. Shattuck, 132 00 

Hannah A. Slade, 224 00 

Lucretia Manahan 54 00 

Pheba Green 180 00 

Mary Fianders, 224 00 

Emily Ward, 246 00 

Julia A. Lull, 100 75 

Martha J. Baton, 180 50 

E. Josephine Ayer, 167 25 

Harriet W. Patterson, 192 75 

Submit R. Scott, 192 23 

Lucretia A. Brown, 191 75 

Mary E. Young 132 T > 

Martha Eaton, 254 00 

Nancy S. Bunton 190 75 

E. T. B. Woodworth, 184 50 ( 

Susan W. Bodwell, 191 75 

M. M. Ladd, L89 75 

Hannah Q. Lane, 191 7;> 

Julia A. Brown, 183 , •> 

Susanna Stevens, 191 50 

Sarali E. Yeaton, 176 82 

BowenaL. Hamblett, is; 50 

SamanthaS. Putney, 191 00 

Helen M. Morrill 176 00 

Amount carried touward, $7'.'"'H 78 



39 

Amount brought forward $7930 78 

Mary A. Richardson, 190 65 

Lydia P. Gove, 195 40 

Lucinda H. Jones, 212 50 

Nancy B, Towns, 8 00 

Maria E. Webster, 132 75 

Hannah J. W. Gove, 150 50 

E. L. Lee, 44 00 

Clara J. Straw, 30 00 

Ann M. Hunt, 60 00 

Philinda P. Parker, 96 25 

Mary E. Stevens, 56 75 

Paul F. Gerrish 220 25 

James O. Adams, 4 days teaching in High 

School, 12 00 

Olive T. Hill, 10 00 

Abby M. Sage, 3 00 

Mary A. Parker, 3 00 9355 83 

Paid for COAL, WOOD and sawing. 

Charles Cheney, 2 bbls. pine wood, 1 25 

do. wood, 3 50 

Charles Aldrich, making fires, getting in coal, 

cash paid coal, key &c, 29 40 

James O. Adams, cash paid for coal &c.,.. . . 8 38 

Daniel A. Bartlett, 93 cords 1| ft. wood,. ... 456 77 

do. paid for surveying, 3 29 

D. Brigham & Co., wood, 67 04 

Jonathan Tenney, building fires and sweeping 

and cleaning house, 10 50 

Moor, Sargent & Co., coal, 69 26 

do. do. Hall, do 32 90 

John II. Goodale, cash paid for sawing wood, 

washing floors, pens, express, expenses 

to Boston &c, 19 72 

T. P. Sawin, cash paid for horse hire and 

coal, 5 70 

E. Jacobs, 6 ft. wood, 3 75 

Daniel Marsh, wood, 9 00 

Peter McCann, labor on wood, 1 00 721 46 

Paid for FURNITURE, &c. 

Charles S. Fisher, 8 mats, 4 34 

Amount carried forward, 4 34 



40 

Amount drought forward, $4 34 

Bryant & Jenness, 2 chain 90 

Dudley >t Parker, brooms, brushes, dust pang 

and dippers, 20 46 

A. 0. Parker & Co., pail, chairs and brooms, 7 17 

Dudley & Parker, stoves, pipe and apparatus, 37 51 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., do. do. 01 72 

Eben French, window cords and hanging bell, 1 50 

Alpheus Gay, banging maps, &c., 2 2f> 

Calvin Cutter, 2 sets anatomical plates, 13 00 

Kimball & Parker, 2 bells, 

T. Dunlap, 2 clocks, 10 00 

J. B. Perkins, 14 maps of X. II., 21 00 

Wm. G. Shattuck, 350 ink wells and covers, 28 00 

Wm. Young, 1 clock, 2 00 

G. B. Fogg, screws, bell, &c.,. 2 

William 11. Ward, cash paid for sponge 50 

do. " " " doormat.. . 7'> 

Robert Gilchrist, pitcher and tumbler, 62 

Neal & Holbrook, 2 drawers and lucks, 2 00 

(i. W. Adams, 1 mat, 224 20 

Paid for PRINTING and advertising. 

Abbott, Jenks& Co., 120 07 

Moore & Riddle, 1 50 

John B. Clarke, 11 25 

John II. Qoodale, 22 IS 160 97 

Paid for BOOKS and Stationery for children of in- 
digent parents. 

Horsey & Tilton, school books, maps and sta- 
tionery 248 11 * 

McColley & Hale 34 1 9 

Jonathan Tenney 5 58 

J. B. Johnson,. ' 

Tewkshury & Bro., 

( 'harles Aldrioh, casb paid for I ks, cleaning 

and care of rooms 7 25 

William II. Ward, cash paid for dictionary, . 50 806 91 

Paid I'or Miscellaneous Kxpenses. 

Hill &. Cheney, teams to visit schools, S 2> 

II. M. Smith & Co., care of high school hi 1 oo 

Amount carried forward £4 25 



41 

Amount brought forward, $4 25 

S. Bunton, time and expenses to Boston 2 
days, to procure a teacher for the high 

Bohool, 8 00 

S. Bunton, cash paid for stationery & postage, 8 00 
do. do. do. teaching, moving Bet- 
tees, and cleaning rooms, 11 50 

L. Raymond, lahor, 2 50 

Win. (Irey, getting up and labelling registers, 

cash paid for broom, and horse hire,. ... 2 30 

do. time and expenses to Lowell, 3 00 

Robert Woodburn, labor, 3 50 

George A. French, services as clerk of dis- 
trict one year, 9 00 

Osman Pixley, labor, shovelling snow, &c.,. . 15 75 

1). Allen, labor . . .' 2 50 

William Craig, posting warrants and bills,. . 90 

William II. Ward, cash p'd for care rooms &c, 5 12 

do. do. cleaning rooms, - 62 

John Ray, Jr., 3 trees, 3 75 

Jonathan Tenney, care of room 4 22 

G. H. Kimball, hardware, 9 05 

Charles Morrill, use of piano 10 00 

D. Marsh, moving seats, 5 00 

do. rent of room & play ground, to Nov. 

18, 1854 50 00 

J. B. McCrillis, 12 sign hooks on new house, 50 
Alexander & Trussoll, work on school house, 

pen racks, and pointers 5 50 

John II. Goodale, cash paid for cleaning 

room, dipper &c 9 88 

G. W. Stratton, use of piano, 10 00 

Manchester Gas Light Co., lamp post, 8 00 

S. Wiggin, painting, varnishing, and glass,. 12 00 

Steven Tilton, moving snow, 2 00 

Josephus Harris, moving school house, 50 00 

George E. Houghton, labor,, 88 

H. Stevens, teaming 13 75 



272 37 
$11,04! 80 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $2121 87. 



42 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 185-4, 102 88 

Appropriated April, LS54, 200 00 $302 88 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid fur INSTRUCTION. 

J. S. Harriiiuin, 104 51 

Pamelia A. Chapman, 80 00 

A. J. Hoyt, 41 25 

" cleaning and washing Bchopl 1 

and repairs, 4 00 

J. B. Perkins, map of N. H., 1 50 

D. Brigham A Cu., wood, 6 sv 

J. 15. Eastman, lumbsr and labor un bouse,... 20 02 

E. G. Haines*, repairs, 4 00 

II. Stevens, teaming, 50 

Hill & Cheney, team, 1 00 

Win. Grey, team to visit School, 1 50 

C.E Eastman, " " 75 

|266 SI 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $36 07. 



43 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 47 39 

Amount appropriated April, 1854, 180 00 $227 30 

.EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Harriet S. Burnham, GO 00 

Franklin Lord, •. . . GS 00 

Nathaniel Moore, wood, 6 00 

S. Bunton, horse hire and time to yiait school 

and settle difficulty, 2 00 

Wm. Grey, horse hire risking school, 2 25 

C. II. Eastman, team " " 100 

George Cook, sawing wood, 2 00 

J. B. Eastman, lumber and labor on houso, 

hinges, and horse hire, 3 47 

J . B. Perkins, map of N. II., 1 50 

T. T. Abbott, cash paid for cleaning house, — 1 50 

Hill & Cheney, teams to visit school, 1 25 

A. G. Tucker, '" " « 2 00 



$150 97 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $70 42. 



44 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, .... 80 77 

Appropriated April, 1854, 170 00 $250 77 

KXPKMSITUBBS. 

Paid fur INSTRUCTION. 

B. P. Wallace, 100 37 

C. F. Kilburn, 52 50 

Mary E. Stevens, 05 0U 

J. 1>. Eastman, lumber and repairs on house,. 7 30 

Rodnia Natt, wood and sawing, and repairs,. . 14 

J. B. Perkins, map of N. H., 1 50 

Mrs. Moses Davis, cleaning house, 1 50 

Hill & Oheney, team ibr J. O. Adams to visit 

school , 1 00 

Wm. Grey, team to visit school, 2 00 



$•251 67 



Bvlanc3 undrawn Feb. 1, 1S55, $5 10. 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 6. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 88 17 

Appropriated April, 1854, 165 00 $253 47 

KXrEMHTl'RES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 



.,.> 



Samuel Upton, 108 

E. S. Hutchinson, 49 00 

Betsy U. Shepherd, 55 00 

do. care of house, 1 00 

Joseph B. Quimby, 5 00 

J. B. Perkins, map of N. 11., 1 50 

James M. Webster, 3 cords wood It 06 

C. II. Eastman, team to visit Bohool 1 00 

William Grey, do. 1 On 

J. B. Eastman, repairs of house, 2 24 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, £15 ! ( >. 



$238 07 



45 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 105 81 

Appropriated April, 1854, 200 00 $305 81 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

E. B. Lear, 108 G4 

Maria Hunt, 80 00 

do. cleaning house, 1 00 

J. B. Perkins, map of N. H., 1 50 

J. B. Eastman repairs on house, 1 77 

Hill & Cheney, team to visit school, 1 00 

Chas. H. Eastman, do. do 1 00 

Wm. Grey, do. do 75 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $110 15. 



$195 60 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 30 41 

Appropriated April, 1854, 175 00 $211 41 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Joseph P. Frizzell, 42 00 

W. II. Cummings, 78 00 

M.J. Rowell, 60 00 

J. B. Perkins, map of N. II., 1 50 

Mrs. Susan Stevens, cleanin house, 2 00 

Marshall k Campbell, team for committee to 

visit school, 75 

William Grey, do. do. do. 1 00 

C. H. Eastman, do. do. do. 1 00 

Hill & Cheney, do. do. do. 2 00 

£188 25 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $23 1G. ~~ 



46 
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 58 09 

Appropriated April, 1854, 175 00 $233 09 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Ebenezer Corning, 78 00 

do. care of houhe, &c, 4 00 

Letitia Gregg, 55 00 

do. care of house, cleaning room, &c,. 3 00 

Joseph B. Quimby, team to visit school, 3 00 

Chaw. II. Eastman, do. do. do 1 00 

"William Grey, do. do. do 1 25 

Hill ,t Cheney, do. do. do 2 00 

J. B. Eastman, repairs on house, G 00 

J. B. Perkins, map of N. II., f 50 

John G. Webster, wood, 15 00 

$169 75 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $03 34. 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10. 

Appropriated April, 1S54, 525 00 $525 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Julia A. Baker, 9G 00 

Elizabeth M. Eamblett, 100 00 

ilo. incidental expenses,... 2 00 

Marian C. Wallace, 100 00 

do. cash paid for broom, building 

fires, cleaning bouse, &c., 5 45 

J. B. Perkins, map of N. II., 1 50 

B. F. Wallace, cash paid I'm- rent, wood, lum- 
ber, repairs, &c, 75 21 

$"S0 10 

i 
Bala undrawn I'd). 1, 1855, $134 B4. 



47 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 11. 

Appropriated April, 1854, 350 00 $350 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Eunice P. Webster, 145 00 

Serena C . Quimby , 146 5Q 

Joseph B. Quimby, locks, 92 

J. B. Perkins, Map of N. II., 1 50 

Dudley & Parker, brushes, pans and dippers,.. 94 

A. O. Parker & Co., 2 chairs, 90 

H. R. Bean, paid for record book, 75 

John Field, sawing wood, 5 33 

Hersey & Tilton, 2 maps, 5 50 

Moses W. Woodbury, 4 cords wood, 24 00 

Joseph B. Quimby, repairs of wood shed, 1 62 

Daniel Farmer, lumber, 1 50 

Robert Forsaith, repairs, 2 12 

Dudley & Co. , stove and pipe, 3 34 

Robert Forsaith, repairs, 3 50 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $0 58. 



$34342 



48 



EVENING SCHOOLS. 

Hansferred from Incidental Expens 53, 200 00 $200 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

F. B. Eaton, 40 00 

John P. Clement 22 00 

William Grey, 10 00 

Emily Porter, G 00 

Jamea O. Adams, 05 00 

" " Paid for room, lights, wood, Sec, I s 32 

Campbell tfc Gilmore, rent of room and gas,. . . 34 00 

Abbott, Jenks & Co., rent of room, 2 00 

«' " " printing 1 25 

John B. Clark, advertising 1 00 



$199 57 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $0 43. 



49 



TEACHERS' INSTITUTE. 

Amount transferred from Incidental Expenses, $278 23 $278 23 



EXPENDITURES. 



Paid James M. Campbell, School Commissioner for 

the County of Hillsborough, $278 23 

§278 23 



CITY LIBEAEY. 

Amount appropriated April, 1854, $1000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid iEtna Insurance Co. for insurance on Library, 26 00 
" Trustees of Library for the purchase of books 
and periodicals as per contract with the 
Manchester Atheneum, 950 00 

$976 09 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $24 00. 

4 



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REPAIRS. 



SCHOOL HOUSES, DISTRICT NO. 2. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1 , 1854, 140 55 

Am't roc'd from School Committee on notes against 

Geo. M. Flanders from sale of Coe lot, 754 00 $894 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

H. S. Whitney, repairs of pumps, 1 50- 

Geo. W. Adams, 7 pails, 1 mat, 2 29 

J. B. Eastman, labor, repairs and material,. . . 185 42 

E. Ferrcn, carpeting and making, 16 24 

R. P. Huse, keys and key rings, 4 11 

J. P Wadleigb, painting and glazing, 12 63 

Gilman & Bunton, iron work, 7 00 

N. Brown, repairs, 10 00 

Ezra Gilman, 8 crickets and 1 drawer, 3 42 

S. Bunton, labor on ropairs 12£ days, 25 00 

William Grey, labor on repairs, and cash paid 

for materials and horse hire, 12 08 

William Shepherd, entertainment of S. Laws, 

School Commissioner, 7 87 

E. French, repairs and materials, 8 68 

W. G. Shattuck, 10 chairs and settoes, 20 40 

Charles Clough, repairs on Spring St. house,. . 20 94 

Cogswell & Wells, repairs and materials, .... 610 
Smith &, Wallace, lumber for house on Wilson 

Hill, 3 00 

S. Wiggin, painting, 41 88 

E. G. Haines, whitewashing, 49 97 

Daniel M. Adams, lightning rods, 100 10 



$544 63 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $349 92. 



51 



COMMONS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 176 74 

Appropriated April, 1854 300 00 

Amount transferred from Incidental Expenses 100 00 

" " " New Highways, 75 00 

" received from sale of grass, 52 75 $704 49 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

E. Knowlton, 46 12 

John W. Joy 1 00 

David Allen, 24 52 

Osman Pixley, 13 00 

James Piper, 12-00 

L.Raymond, 51 55 

C. F. Stanton, 42 75 

T. L. Southwick, 3 25 

E. C. Stevens, 11 00 

Temple McQueston, 12 00 

John Clement, 7 75 

Thomas S. Frost, 7 75 

Samuel Dame, 10 62 

U. H. Foss, 1 00 

William Mills, 11 25 

George Hunt, 15 00 

James Piper, 4 00 

James Richards, 9 00 

J. R. Dudley, 10 00 

William Craig, 50 

Thomas Welch, 3 00 

Thomas Moulton, 3 00 

David Norton, 1 00 

Daniel Haines, 13 12 

Stephen Tilton, 50 

Luke Morse, 1 00 

Amount carried forward, 315 68 



52 

Amount brought forward, $315 08 

Hibbard Stevens 21 50 

George W. Wilson, 1 00 

Levi Caswell, G 00 

A. C. Smith, 28 00 

do. materials for fence, 2 00 

F. Smiley,. ., 3 75 

do. repairing fence on Merrimack square, 

and materials, 1 12 

Robert Moore, care of Ilanover square 1 year, 

ending March 15, 1854, G 00 

Parmenter & Ingalls, 150 trees, 73 94 

John Ray, Jr., balance for 112 trees, GO 75 

J. G. Coult, trees and setting do , 22 42 

J. P. Chase, lumber, and labor on fence on 

Hanover square, 50 15 

J. P. Chase, repairing fences, and lumber,. ... 79 91 

J. Abbott & Co., 3 bbls. lime, 3 30 

Charles Clough, whitewashing, and materials,. 20 37 
Kimball & Co., 2 rakes, nails, lime, grass seed, 

and lawn seed, 5 00 



$701 53 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $2 9G. 



53 



VALLEY CEMETEEY. 



Balance undrawn Fob. 1, 1854, G94 *9 

Amount received for sale of lots, 1000 00 $1094 49 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Levi H. Sleeper for 253 days' work, 309 57 

" k ' cash paid Peter Mc'Cann for 

labor 1 00 

do. do. do. do. for grass seed,. .. . 1 00 

John Perry, 1 00 

Benjamin Hutchinson, 75 

John B. Davis, 61 75 

Harry Brady, 10 75 

"William Mills, 4 5U 

Charles F. Stanton, 33 00 

Thomas McKew, 20 50 

Stephen Palmer, recording 400 deaths, 12 00 

" " services as Clerk 1 year, 13 00 

Winship &, Co. , for trees, 74 90 

R. W. Robertson, " 22 00 

J. G. Coult, « 116 70 

D. & D. B. Wilson, " 5 52 

John Ray, jr., " 2150 

Smith & Wallace, lumber, 19 80 

D. Harden, 1 chain pump, 10 60 

Daniel Clark paid for freight on trees, 2 05 

Dennis & Varick for 2 pails, 1 rake, 2 pairs 

pruning shears, 1 lb. nails, 3 46 

Jona. Straw, removing remains from lots to 

public grounds, 4 00 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., pipe, &c., 8 95 



$758 91 



Balanco undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $935 52. 



u 

SEWERS AND DRAINS. 

Balaneo undrawn Fob. I, 1854, 124 65 

Appropriated April, 1854, 800 00 $924 65 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Stilman Fellows, 1 25 

William Kimball, 2 50 

E. Knowlton, 39 75 

George Hunt, 75 

D. Allen 8 10 

L. Raymond 45 93 

J. S. York, 4 00 

Josepb E. Howe , 5 50 

Francis E. Smiley, 5 50 

Thompson, 1 00 

E. N. Fisk 1 00 

Robert Foss, 3 50 

Uriah H . Fuss 3 00 

E. G. Haines, 8 12 

Daniel Haines, 31 '2> 

E. Jacobs, 37 30 

Win. McCollister, 50 

Hiram Roby 23 12 

Charles Willey, 8 12 

Nathan Gowen, 2t) 31 

N. R. Tirrell, 1 50 

John S. Eaton , 3 00 

Columbus Wyman, 3 75 

II. Stevens 1 00 

Win. Mills 1 50 

Samuel Dame, 2 25 

John Clement, 1 00 

John White, 175 

A. Seayay, 1 00 

Robert Foss, 1 00 

Charles Clough, 3 77 

" " labor and materials building 

'■"s* pool on Elm St 46 48 

Alexander & TrUMell, labor, 1 50 

Amount cakkiko kokwakp 820 1 I 



55 

Amount brought forward, $320 14 

Alexander & Trussell, 53 feet chestnut plank,. 1 06 

" " blacksniithing, 44 

" " 1 pad lock, 84 

Smith & Wallace, lumber for sewers in Dis- 
trict No. 10. 54 09 

Bunton & Dunlap, lumber for sewer in 

WardT, 156 00 

James Underhill 1,203 feet chestnut for sew- 
er Ward 7 18 23 

Curtis C. Willey, teaming, 1 00 

Lamson & Marden, stone aud labor, 20 70 

J. R. Dudley, labor and cement, 11 53 

Charles Clough & Co., labor and materials,. . . 74 13 

Wm. McPherson, cement, brick and labor,... 56 64 

Gage & Spofford, nails, 7 70 

Dennis & Varick, rope, picks and nails, 3 93 

Kimball & Co. , lantern, grass seed, nails & bolts, 7 08 

B. Colby, h bushel salt, 40 

Kidder & Duncklee, 1£ bush, salt 1 02 



$734 84 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $189 81. 



66 

RESERVOIR-. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 28 35 

Appropriated April, 1854, 400 00 $428 35 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

N. Knowlton, 13 81 

E. Knowlton, 62 50 

Marshall Junkins, 13 87 

Leonard Streeter 8 00 

U. H. Foss, 6 63 

L. Raymond, 1 25 

Robert Foss, 3 12 

P. F. Gerrish, 3 12 

Thomas Moulton, 12 50 

John Clement, 10 50 

William Dow, 5 02 

Luke Morse, 3 50 

George Hunt, 2 50 

Geo. O. Stearns, 7 50 

T. L. Southwick, 3 50 

Win. W. Dow, 5 37 

Moses L. llunkins, 12 70 

" " cash paid Wm. Crounins,. . . 4 00 

George .Varaey, 5 00 

John Willey, 9 57 

C. L. Foss, 2 50 

Charles P. Haines, 3 50 

Wm. Mills, 11 50 

Samuel Seavey, 3 50 

Daniel Mahanny, 3 50 

D. G. Heath, 1 50 

Baldwin & Co., 20 00 

E. Knowlton, cash paid sundry Mils, 12 49 

E. (I. Haines, labor and materials 6 65 

II S. Whitney, uso of pomp 1 33 

Smith ft Wallace, Limber 59 21 

Israel Dow, "in full for all right, title and in- 
terest to reservoir in Ward 7, bnilt !>J him 

in 1851," 93 97 

$414 !■', 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, L855, $11 22. 



EIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 1609 59 

Appropriated April, 1854, 0500 00 

Amount overdrawn by Dennis & Varick, 16 00 $8125 59 

EXPENDITURES. 

MERRIMACK ENGINE Co., No. 1. 

Paid Company's bill for services, 377 59 

T. M. Conant, services as steward 1 month and 

11 days, to Feb. 13, 1854 3 75 

Orrin Kimball, services as steward 7£ months, 

to Oct. 1, 1854, 18 75 

Charles Cheney, £ cord of wood, 1 87 

E. B. Stearns, 1 gallon fluid, 1 gallon oil, 1 75 

do. 1 signal lantern, 2 25 

J. M. & S. F. Stanton, repairs of engine, 1 50 

do. straightening 2 hose pipes, 50 
&'). one 6^ feet brass pipe fin- 
ished, 22 00 

Harry Leeds, 50 badges, 13 37 

do. 2£ pounds cap pipe, 1 25 

do. brazing and soldering joints, .... 75 

do. 1 cord of wood and sawing, 7 31 

J. A. Ellis, repairing hose, 8 75 

do. couplings on hose 4 75 

Berry & Co., candles, fluid and oil, 5 50 

do. oil, fluid and soap, 3 69 

do. fluid and matches, 1 05 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., stove, pipe, &c.,. . . 13 33 

G. B. Fogg, 51 keys 7 65 

Eben Clark, 2 splices, 3 00 

do. repairs, 7 50 

Amount carried forward, $507 86 



58 

Amount b rouuht forward, $507 80 

Eben. Clark, repairs of hose, $11 50, less 250 

pounds old hose, 9 00 

do. hats, badges, &c, 51 43 

Hardy & Currier, 1 gal. fluid, 75 

John H. Maynard, cash paid Kimball <fc Co., 

for nails, &c, 1 91 

do. cash paid Hall & Hubbard 

1180 feet boards planed and matched, 21 24 

do. cash p'd for hooks & teaming, 63 
do. do. 8 days' labor on 

engine house, 10 00 

J. Colbath & Co., gas pipe and fittings, 57 77 

Tristram Hurd, painting, glaziug and materials, 15 25 

Hardy & Moore, 1 jug, 38 

Amoskeag Man'f 'g Co., 4 brass castings, 1 33 

do. 33 pounds wrought 

iron and work on same, , 17 98 

Brown & Colley, glass and setting, 2 00 

$im 53 

NIAGARA ENGINE Co., No. 2. 

Paid Company's bill for services, 5G5 50 

do. do. steward's services 30 00 

do. do. rent of hall 1 year, 50 00 

do. do. gas G months, 3 00 

Winship & Rowlston, 30 badges, 10 00 

Plumer & Bailey 7 pairs oiled pants, 575 

Harry Leeds, 50 figures, 6 25 

do. paid express, 12 

Ebenezer Clark, repairs 50 

do. 50 badges, ('• 2"> 

Concord R. R., freight on settees, 75 

Coffin & Sherbum, horse 3 times, 3 00 

$681 12 

STARK ENGINE Co., No. 3. 

Paid Company's bill for services, 371 70 

do. do. stewards sirxii'cs, 1 your, 30 00 

do. for rent of hall 1 year, 50 00 

Amount carried forward, $415 70 $1378 65 



59 

Amount brought forward, . . v $451 70 1378 G5 

do. repairing signal lamp, 1 00 

do. foreman's badge, 1 25 

do. 1 gallon fluid, 75 

do. paid Abbott, Jenks & Co. , for print- 
ing bills, 7 00 

paid for gas, 2 10 

E. B. Steams, £ cord wood, and sawing, 3 03 

J. A. Ellis, 100 ft. of hose, 125 00 

E. Clark, 2 badges, 2 00 

Berry & Co., 1£ gallons fluid, 1 19 

E. B. Stearns, £ gallon fluid 38 

Concord R. R., freight on settees, . . . . 3 30 

R. D. Mooers, 3 office chairs, 4 50 

do. painting and covering table, 3 17 

$600 97 

MASSABESIC ENGINE Co., No. 4. 

Paid Company's bill for services, 376 30 

do. do. for posting bills, 9 00 

do. do. for alterations and repairs on 

house and furniture, and for 71 keys, .... 22 65 

do. do. for printing bills, 9 00 

James F. Barnes, 2 months' services as steward, 

ending Dec, 1853, 5 00 

do. do. spirits turpentine, and sponge, 25 
J. E. Walker, 3 months' services as steward, 

ending March, 1854, 7 50 

do. do. lock, and putting on the same,.. 1 25 

do. do. 1 vice bench 1 00 

do. do. 1 day extra labor, 1 25 

E. B. Stearns, camphene and fluid, 1 26 

do. do. 1 can, 38 

Hardy & Currier, oil, fluid, &c, 6 90 

Plumer & Bailey, 9 oiled suits, 15 75 

J. N. Bruce, graining, painting and varnishing, 15 50 

John II. Maynard, repairs and materials, 59 54 

J. M. & S. F. Stanton, rep'rs of engine & pipe, 6 12 
G. W. Fogg, services as steward 3 months, end- 
ing June 30, 1854, 7 50 

Amount carried forward, 54 6 15 1985 62 



60 

Amount brought forward, „ $540 15 

Dennis & Varick, 103 lbs. cordage, 3 20 

do. do. hard ware, 5 99 

A . W. Sanborn, 1 whiftietrec, 2 25 

E. French, labor in re-packing engine, 3 00 

do. for fixing pipe, 75 

do. cord for flag staff, and repairs, 6 83 

do. careof house3 mo8. end'g Oct. 1, '54, 7 50 

do. do. do. to Jan. 1, 1855, 7 50 

Eben'r Clark, repairs of hose, G 25 

do. do. repairs, 12 50 

do. do. altering 8 hoseuien's hats,.. 10 00 

do. do. do. 10 belts, 3 50 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., repairs, 50 

do. do. 1 dust pan, 1 water pot, 1 oiler, 92 

do. do. stove, pipe, &c, 15 29 

G. B. Fogg, repairing lock, 25 

Harry Leeds, 1 cord of wood, and sawing, 7 31 

J. Colbath & Co., gas pipe and fittings, 42 79 

E. Griffin, G spanners, and repairs, (bal.) 2 72 

Amoskeag Man'f 'g Co., 4 lbs. packing, 75 

do. do. painting 9 fire caps, 14 58 

Brown & Colley, glass and setting, 1 25 

Hardy & Morse, fluid, oil, matches, &c.,. .. . 2 ~- 

J. B. Chase, 1 gallon neats : oil, 1 25 

R. D. Mooers, 16 settees, 6 40 



£712 



TORRENT ENGINE Co., No. 5. 

Paid Company's bill for services', 431 

do. do. steward's services months 

ending Oct. 1, 1854, 15 00 

do. do. 4 gals, fluid, 2 88 

do. do. blank book 3 75 

do. do. paper, 55 

do. do. horse biro 3 00 

do. d». printing 1:5 months, L€ 25 

do. do. steward, 6 months 15 00 

do. do. towels, sponges, leather, 

Ac, 2 23 

Amount carried jtuuward, $197 49 2097 77 



61 

Amount brought forward $497 49 2C97 77 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., 9 lbs. brass castings, 3 42 

do. 5 copper dippers,... 3 13 

do. rcpair'g torch lights, 1 00 

do. 12 lbs. Eng. pipe,... 120 

do. repairing pump,.... 1 25 

J. Al. & S. F. Stanton, repairing hose pipe,. . . 6 00 

do. repairing hose coupling, 4 50 
do. 2 small hose pipes and 

labor on bar and fixtures, 5 50 

E. P. Richardson, cash paid for repairs, 3 00 

do. time and expenses to Boston 

for company, 5 60 

H. S. Whitney, repairs, 1 00 

E. B. Stearns, 1 cast steel shovel, 1 13 

do. oil, fluid and broom, 2 65 

James A. Ellis, repairs and 1 coupling, 5 25 

do. repairs and materials, 12 00 

do. 7 badges, 4 37 

do. # 6 splices on hose, 9 00 

do. repairing hose, 28 50 

do. 144 feet hose, at 1.25, 180 00 

do. 160 do. do 200 00 

do. repairing hose, 9 00 

do. 36 badges, at .40, 14 40 

do. 7 splices on hose, 10 50 

do. couplings, splice and repairing, 6 00 

Dennis & Varick, hardware, 7 25 

do. engine house lock and extra 

keys 16 00 

M. & L. R. R., freight of engine, 3 38 

J. Q. A. Sargent, expenses to Boston twice on 

account of repairs, 8 00 

R. G. Shepherd, repairs, &c. , 5 87 

J. Colbath & Co., finishing 2 brass caps for 

cylinders, 1 50 

J. Colbath & Co., gas pipe and fittings, 68 82 

D. Brigham & Co., 6 feet wood, 4 25 

Tv"m. Mills, labor filling lot,. 9 00 

Samuel Seavey, do. 3 00 

Amount carried forward, 1142 96 2697 77 



62 

Amount brought forward, $1142 90 2097 77 

Osman I'ixlcy, labor filling lot, 3 00 

Thomas Boardman, do. 3 00 

W. S. Dearborn, do 3 00 

Berry & Co., oil. fluid, Jbc, 49 03 

J. II. Maynard, cash paid Hunneman & Co., 

for repairs of engine, 123 88 

J. II. Maynard, cash paid for lock and keys,. . 10 00 

do. do. 2 days' work on 

house, 2 54 

do. do. 40 ft. lumber,... 40 

W. H. Shepherd, repairs on engine, 2 00 

do. services as steward from Sept. 

25, to Oct. 28, 1854, 2 50 

Coffin & Sherburn, horse at 2 fires, 2 00 

G. B. Fogg, altering lock and keys, 1 50 

Samuel II. Bowman, packing tub, 4 00 

E. Clark, figures, letters, belts, &c, 21 85 

Amoskeag Manf. Co., 1 steel bar, 2 20 

S. S. Coffin, use of team, 5 50 

George W. Merriam, 10 spanners, 2 50 

Wm. II. Fisk, blank books, 2 02 

R. D. Mooers, 1 table, 14 00 

Harry Leeds, 1 cord wood and sawing, 7 31 

$1411 79 

MANCHESTER ENGINE Co., No. G. 

Paid Company's bill for services, 310 00 

do. do. rent 1 year, 50 00 

do. do. steward 1 year, 30 00 

do. do. gas 1 year, 00 

E. B. StearnB, ^ cord wood, and cash paid for 

Bawing 3 03 

R. D. Mooers, 3 office ohairs, 4 50 

J. A. Ellis, repairing hose, 10 00 

do. 100 ft. hose* $1,25 p«-r foot 12.") 00 

Berry & Co.. oil, fluid, fto 13 58 

Harry Leeds, t'l letters and figures, andexpres- 

sagc, 8 25 

ETbenezer Clark, 34 badges, 4 50 

do. 6 spanner belts, 3 00 

Coffin <t Sherburn, us.' of bone 2 00 

$r.77 06 

Amount carried for* aki», 4686 62 



63 

Amount brought forward, $408 G 62 

HOOK AND LADDER Co., No. 1. 

Paid Company's bills for services, 378 70 

Wm. A. Brown, services as steward 1 year, 

ending March 31, 1854, 6 00 

do. repairs, 2 00 

Berry & Co., fluid, oil and wicking, 5 97 

Coffin & Sherburn, use of horses, 13 00 

E- B. Stearns, oil can and solar chimney, 2 10 

$407 77 

AMOSKEAG HOSE AND HYDRANT Co., No. 1. 

Paid Company '8 bills for services, 261 30 

do. for rent of Hall 1 year to Oct. 1, '54, 50 00 

do. gas 1 year, 5 00 

Winship & Rowlston, 56 badges, 36 50 

James A. Stearns, cash paid John Gove & Co., 

6 suits oiled clothing, 9 00 

Hunneman & Co. , 2 brass trumpets, 9 00 

Coffin & Sherburn, horse at fire, 1 00 

Hill & Cheney, do. do 1 00 

$372 80 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid Shelton & Cheever, 10 engineers' badges, 10 00 

A. McCrillis, 56 lbs. tires, 5 76 

do. do. setting 2 tires, 1 25 

do. do. 56 rivets, 168 

do. do. banding wheels, 75 

John B. Clark, advertising, 11 00 

do. do. do 22 50 

Mc Collcy & Hale, 1 gilt frame, 1 75 

Harry Leeds, 27i lbs. leather for packing, at 

35 cts., 9 53 

do. paid express, 25 

G. B. Fogg, 10 keys for engineers' room,.... 1 50 

John Worthley, 7 hours' labor watching fire,.. 2 80 
H. R. Demary, 7 hours' watching fire on City 

Farm, 2 80 

$71 57 

Amount carried forward, $5538 76 



64 

Amount drought forward, $5638 7G 

ENGINEERS. 

Paid John H. Maynard 1 year's salary as Chief En- 
gineer, 50 00 

J. A. Stearns 1 year's salary as Assit. En'g'nr, 25 00 

do do services, purchasing supplies in 

Boston, 15 00 

Caleb Duxbury, 1 year's salary as Assist. E'n'r, 25 00 

do do five days examining buildings, 

do do Clerk of Board, 1 year's salary, 

W. B. Webster, 1 y'r's sal. as Assist. Eng'n'r, 

do do 1 day examining buildings,. . . . 

R. D. Mooers, 1 year's sal. as Assist. Eng'n'r, 
J. Q.A.Sargent, 1 year's sal. as Assist. En'n'r, 

do do 2 days examining buildings, . . . 

C. II. Brown, 1 yr's salary as Assist. Eng'n'r, 

do do 11 days examining buildings,.. 

Harry Leeds, 1 yr's salary as Assist. Eng'n'r 

do do 11 days examining buildings,. . 

John B. Clark, 1 yr's salary as Assist. Eng'n'r, 
John L. Kelly, 1 yr's salary as Assist. Eng'n'r, 



Whole amount of Expenditures, 

Balance undrawn Eeb. 1, 1855, $2,211 83. 



10 00 






25 00 






25 00 






2 00 






25 00 






25 00 






4 00 






25 00 






22 00 






25 00 






22 00 






25 00 






25 00 








$375 00 


$5013 


70 



Go 



LIGHTING STREETS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, ., Gl 84 

Appropriated April, 1854, 800 00 

Amount transferred from incidental expenses,..., 200 00 $1081 84 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Manchester Gas Light Co., for gas, 414 46 

do. labor, posts, lanterns, 

pipe and fitting, 236 01 

Uriah H. Fo6s, lighting 16 gas lights from 

Nov. 1 to April 1, 1854 20 00 

Uriah H. Foss, lighting 22 gas lights 5 months 

to Sept. 1, 1854, 27 50 

Uriah II . Foss, lighting 27 gas lights 1 month 

to Oct. 1, 1854, 6 75 

Simon Aldrich, 1 ladder for lighting lamps,. .. 2 00 

John C. Wadleigh, painting 20 lamp posts,.. . 2 50 

William Robins, repairs of lamps and lanterns, 10 25 
Hartshorn, Darling & Co., lanterns, &c, for 

Amoskeag Bridge, 40 93 

D . Y. Stearns, lighting lamps, 10 40 

$770 80 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $291 04. 



G6 



MILITIA. 



^ u . 1Q . A 186 36 

Balance undrawn Feb. i, 1804, ^ 100 00 $280 36 

Appropriated April, 1854, p , 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Stephen O. Clark for enrolling 7* Company 
nfN II Militia, making returns &C...... 

irfSlwS enrolling 11th Company of ^ ^ 

N. H Militia, ;••• 

A. C. Smith, enrolling 10th Company of N. M. ^ ^ 

Militia and making return • . . . , . •• • ■ ■ ■ • - 
City Guards "Ain't of order pas d Oct. 24, 54, 
C. G. Morse, enrolling 6th Company of N. H. ^ ^ 

Militia, , $173 

Balance undrawn Feh. 1, 1855, 113 30. 



CITY POLICE. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854 365 20 

Appropriated April, 1854, 3500 00 

Amount transferred from New Highway, 600 00 

$ ,4G 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for WATCHING, complaints, warrants, witness 

fees, committing prisoners and Police service: 
Wm. H. Hill, salary as City Marshal, Health 

and Police officer, one year, 700 00 

Isaac Tompkins, 5 months and 4 days' salary 

Assistant City Marshal, 255 60 

Henry Clough, 9 months' salary as Assistant 

City Marshal, 3*75 00 

Uriah H. Foss, 466 24 

Leonard Taggart, I 327 18 

M. Ingham, 70 18 

Amos Hadley, 88 37 

J. S. York, 132 50 

Darius Robinson, 261 50 

J. H. Densmore, 303 75 

A. J. Osborn, 339 25 

Simon Aldrich, 90 49 

Nathaniel Baker, 2d, 4 00 

RobertDow,.. 7 12 

Henry G. Lowell, 39 00 

S. H. Randlet, 18 75 

Joseph Carr, 1 00 

George H. Colby, 50 62 

John L. Leach, 12 37 

John C. Young, 3 37 

James Wallace, 4 50 

J. W. Joy 2 50 

Wm. Osborn, jr., 13 75 

E. C. Stevens, 20 12 

A. C. Heath, G 00 

Wm. Bursiel, 2 00 

Amount carried forward, $3595 16 



68 

Amount brought forward, $3595 1G 

Daniel Whittaker, 4 50 

Justin Spear, 3 50 

John Doland, 5 25 

B. F. Philbrick, 7 50 

Uill & Cheney, teams to convey prisoners to 

Farm and Amherst and <>n Police husiness, 102 05 

Fling & Haines, teams to farm, Amherst, &o., 28 25 

Coffin & Sherhurn, do. do. do G 50 

Wm. Woodburn, cleaning lobby 7 times, 2 50 

E. G Haines, repairs on lobby 1 50 

do. do. laths, and plastering Marshal's 

office 4 00 

Manchester Gas Light Co. for gas, 7 35 

Charles Cheney, wood for office, 2 75 

Robert Means, cash paid for stationery, Bell's 

Justice, room j)aper and papering office 

in 1848-9, 22 25 

Uriah II. Foss, splitting wood for lobby, 3 50 

do. do. driving cows to pound and bu- 
rying dogs 1 25 

J. A. Tebbetts, removing nuisances, 5 00 

John N. Bruce, painting 2 signs for Marshal's 

office, 3 00 

Isaac Tompkins, carrying prisoners to farm 

and jail, and cash paid for witness fees, itc, 9G 91 
do. cash paid fine and costs fur Mary E. 

Richardson by order of City Council,. ... 15 47 
Leonard Taggart for G rolls paper and hanging 

the same, 2 25 

John C. Wadleigh, painting and materials for 

Marshal's office 3 30 

It. D .Wooers, chair cushions and painting settee, -1 s7 

J. O. Adams, printing hills for City Marshal. 1 25 

J. N. Hart, burying horse, 3 00 

Wm. U. Hill paid for cleaning lobby and for 

horse to Bakersrille, 1 50 

do. cash paid out in going alter criminals, 4 00 

do. cash paid on aec't of \\ i t n* — ■■•s and pris- 
oners, &c, at Police Court, 105 94 

E. Ferren, oil carpeting, 3 G5 

Amount carried forward, $4048 55 



69 

AllOUNT CARUIKD FORWARD, $4048 55 

Moor, Sargent & Co., coal for Marshal's office, 18 00 

Darius Robinson paid for horse hire 1 00 

Wm. II. Fisk, stationery, 5 07 

Shelton ifc Chever, Police badges, 15 GO 

A. J. Osborn, impounding cows, 1 00 

do. do. repairs and materials on lobby, . . 33 

Wm. Craig, posting bills, .-. 3 15 

do. do. cash paid for 1-2 cord wood for 

lobby, 3 00 

T. Dunlap, 1 clock for Marshal's office, 7 50 

Henry Clough, cash paid out on account of 

Elijah IVaslee, 2 25 

do. cash p'd witness in action City vs. Potter, 3 14 
Niagara Engine and Hose Co., services of 50 

men on Police duty 5 hours, 50 00 

D. B. Emerson & Bro. refreshments for Niaga- 
ra Engine-Co. No. 2 when on Police duty, 12 80 
Moor, Sargent & Hall, coal for Marshal's office, 11 58 
Hartshorn, Darling & Co., stove pipe &c.,. ... 8 74 

Hersey & Tilton, 1-2 ream paper, 1 63 

G. W. Adams, matches, fluid and pitcher,. ... 96 
Warren L. Lane, 18 days as Special Justice of 

the Police Court, 36 00 

$4,236 90 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $228 30. 



CITY HALL, OFFICES AND STORES. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 173 53 

Appropriated April, 1854, 1500 00 

Amount transferred from New Highways, 150 00 

" " " Incidental Expenses, 5u0 00 i 

$2,323 53 

EXPENDITURES. 



Paid Stillman Fellows, mending chairs, 20 

J. C. Wadleigh, glass and setting, 1 33 

C. S. Fisher, 1 gallon fluid and matches, 96 

Charles Cheney, 2 cords wood, 

D. Brigham & Co., 2£ do., 13 50 

Manchester Gas Light Co., gas, 327 '.'7 

Wm. Craig, care of City Hall 3j months to 

May 1,1854, 42 00 

do. sawing wood , 2 7 ' 

do. tending fires in P. O. room, 3 00 

do. sawing wood, 4 61 

John C. Wadleigh, painting, glazing and pa- 
pering, 20 06 

J. N. Bruce, lettering tins s 50 

Robert AVoodburn, shovelling snow, 3 00 

D. Brigham & Co., 3.} cords wood, 18 00 

John H. Maynard, for labor of self, 1 00 

do. do. for casli paid out for Labor 

and materials altering old P. O. room.. . . 1 « >< > 40 

Robert Wall, 9 days' work on same 13 50 

B. Colby, 1 swing point and labor, 75 

E. G. Haines, whitewashing rooms, &c in nil 

E. Fen-en, carpeting, mats, &o., Ew oity rooms, 

William 11. Pisk, paper banging, 22 29 

R. I). Mooers-, 1 I ohairs 36 00 

do. do. repairing furniture 2 75 

Cheney, Hill & Co., freight on I table I 50 

William Craig paid tor fluid Lamp 12 

Amui-m casbtj d fobwa&d, $734 77 



71 

Amount brought forward, $734 77 

Manchester & Lawrenco R. R., freight on sct- 

and desks, G 08 

Thomas Emerson, labor and materials making 

alterations in City Hall 131 25 

Moor, Sargent & Co., 2,430 lbs. coal, 13 37 

do. do. 4,250 lbs. coal 22 75 

James G. Davis, painting, &c, City Govern- 
ment rooms, and materials, 79 50 

Braman, Perhani & Co., gas fixtures for do... . . 117 07 

do. do 14 54 

Smith & Wallace, doors, blinds, sash, hanging 

blinds, and lumber, 83 29 

M. & L. R. R., freight on furniture, 95 

Stephen Palmer, labor, 1 25 

"William Craig, labor on side walk and roof, . . 1 00 
Geo. W. Adams, cash paid for hard ware and 

labor, 2 CO 

Barton & Co., carpeting, 57 8G 

J. Colbath & Co., gas fixtures, 11 82 

Wm. G. Shattuck, furniture for City Govern- 
ment rooms, 245 33 

J. B. McCrillis, repairs, 43 

Dennis & Varick, hard ware, 21 23 

John C. Wadleigh, glass and setting, 83 

William Craig, repairing sidewalk and settees, 2 00 

T. Dunlap,- 1 clock, 7 50 

George W. Reed, 11^ days' work painting,. . . 16 29 
E. G. Haines, painting over windows, and ce- 
ment, 10 75 

Amasa Waterman, 10 days procuring stock and 

preparing sand for painting City Hall,. . . 15 00 

Mark B. Hame, 4£ days painting City Hall,. . G 00 

George Gardner 191 do. do- do 29 63 

Davis Baker, 36 do. ^do. do 66 00 

do. do. cash paid for labor, glass and 

use of rope, 2 96 

/Etna Insurance Co. for insurance, 75 00 

Neal & Ilolbrook, repairs and materials, 14 38 

Walter Adriance, oils, paints and brushes, 219 24 

S. S. Moulton, stock and labor in Mayor and 

Aldermen's room, 1 25 

Amount carried forward, 201 2 82 



Amount brought forward, $201 2 82 

Fling & Haines, horse and wagon 2 00 

do. do. cash paid for ladder 3 50 

William Craig, sawing wood, repairing steps, 

carrying coal, &c. , 5 '-'• I 

G. B. Fogg, keys and repairing locks, 5 45 

Hamilton Fire Insurance Co., insurance, r >7 00 

Davis Baker, paid for use of tackk and falls,. . 3 00 

E. G. Haines, labor and materials, mason work, 38 79 

John C. Wadleigh, painting, glass and setting, 4 07 

H. & J. P. Dennison, 9 yards sheeting, 72 

E G Haines, reparis on store, 7j 

William Craig, shovelling snow, 11 

do. do, cash paid for wood, 3 00 

do. do. sawing do. and housing coal, 2 00 

J. Colbath & Co., gas fixtures for Clerk's office, 4 04 

Kimball & Co., hard ware, 10 79 

Charles Cheney, £ cord wood, 2 7"> 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., hard ware, labor, 

&c, 

Amoskeag Man'f 'g Co., 30 sq. feet wire netting, 5 00 

C. Bartlett . 93 feet wood, 6 30 

R. White & Co., trucking furniture, 2"> 

Amoskeag Man'f 'g Co., 41£ lbs. white lead,. . 4 15 

G. W. Adams, salt and fluid, 1 93 

<"•. AY. Brooks & Co., repairs on gas fixtures,. 2 26 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $50 37. 



2,267 10 



CITY OFFICERS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1 , 1854, 711 50 

Amount appropriated April, 1854, 3000 00 

$3711 50 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid F. Smyth salary 3 months as Mayor at §400 

per annum , 100 00 

do. salary 9 mos. as Mayor at $600 per an., 450 00 
Isaac W. Smith, salary as Clerk of the Com- 
mon Council, from Oct. 3, 1853, to April 

18, 1854, at $100 per annum, 53 33 

Geo. A. French, salary as City Clerk 1 year,. . 500 00 
H. R. Chamberlin, 1 year's salary as City 

Treasurer, 100 00 

David Cross, salary 1 year as City Solicitor,. . . 100 00 

Isaac W. Smith, salary 6 mos. as City Solicitor, 50 00 

Win. Craig, salary as City Messenger 9 mos. . . 150 00 

D. B. Nelson, sal. as City Physician 6 mos.,. . 25 00 

$1,528 33 

WARD OFFICERS— MODERATORS. 

Paid E. C. Foster, Ward 1, 1 year, 3 00 

Samuel Gould, do. 2,1 do., 3 00 

G.W.Flanders, do. 4,3 do., 12 00 

Jas. S. Cheney, do. 5,3 do 9 00 

Isaac Whittemore, do. G, 1 do., 3 00 

B.F.Wallace, do. 7,1 do., 3 00 

T.S.Montgomery do. 8,1 do., 3 00 

$ 36 00 

CLERKS. 

Paid Samuel Fish , Clerk ward 1 , 1 year, 5 00 

Josiah S. Shannon, do. 2, 1 do., 5 00 

James B. Straw, do. 3,1 do., 5 00 

J.B.Sawyer, do. 4, 1 do 5 00 

Amount carried forward, 20 00 1,564 33 



71 

Amount brought forward, $20 00 1,50-1 33 

J. S. Harriman, do. 5. 1 do. 5 00 

J. B Dani.ls, do. 6, I do 5 00 

D. R. Mark, do. 7, 1 do. 5 00 

llirara Fonaith, do. 8, 1 do., 5 00 



SELECTMAN. 



1 Wm. II. Farmer, selectman 


ward 1,1} 


5 00 


S. B. Kidder, 


do. 




do. 1, 1 do.,. . 


5 00 


John Hamilton, 


do. 




do. 1, 1 do.,. . 


5 00 


Jonathan Horn, 


do. 




do. 2, 1 do.,.. 


5 00 


C. II. Brown, 


do. 




do. 2, 1 do.,. . 


• 


Samuel Balch, 


do. 




do. 2, 1 do.,.. 


5 00 


Isaac Langley, 


do. 




do. 3, G inos.. 


2 .'.it 


S. J. Dennis, 


do. 




do. 3, 1 yea:-.. . 


5 00 


Charles Clough, 


do. 




do. 3, 1 do.,.. 


5 00 


Benj. F. Locke, 


do. 




do. 4, 1 do.,. . 


5 00 


Robert Scott, 


do. 




do. 5, 1 do.,. . 




A. B. Smith, ' 


do. 




do. 5, 2 do . . . 


10 00 


Henry F. Little, 


do. 




do. G, 1 do.,. . 


5 00 


E. S. Harvey, 


do. 




do. G, 2 do.,. . 




Charles II. Stevens, do. 




do. 7, 1 do.,. . 




J. B. Bowman, 


do. 




do. 7, 1 do.,. . 


5 00 


do. do. extra services organizing Ward, 




Benj. White, 




\\ 


r ard 8, 1 


£ 


Charles Clough, 


cash pai 


id foi 




so 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Paid Board of School Committee for the year isf>3— I, 

1 year's salary 2ln 00 



HKALTII OFFICERS. 



i 



£210 I'D 



Paid J. .\llen Tebhetts I year's salary, 25 00 

D. B. Nelson, do. do 25 on 

, 

AjfOl NT CABBIES lORWABD, 



75 

Amount brought forward, $1962 33 

OVERSEERS OF POOR. 

Paid Amasa Waterman, Ward 1 1 year, 2000 

Stephen Palmer, do. 2 1 do., 20 00 

Daniel W. Fling, do. 3 1 do., 45 00 

Robert Moore, do. 4 1 do., 45 00 

E. Q. Guilford, do. 5 1 do., 45 00 

Daniel Haines. do. G 1 do 25 00 

Amasa Waterman, salary as Clerk 1 year,. ... 50 00 
do. do. making inventory of property 

at Farm and preparing report, 10 00 



$260 00 

ASSESSORS. 

Paid Amasa Waterman, Assessor 1 year, 110 00 

Jesse Wilson, do. 1 do., 49 00 

Stephen Palmer, do. 1 do., 110 00 

Joseph Melvin, do. 1 do., 4G 00 

Moulton Knowles, do. 1 do., 04 00 

Isaac Tompkins, do. 1 do., 75 00 

do. do. copying invoice, 50 00 

John P. Moore, Assessor 1 year, 50 00 

$554 00 

$2,776 33 
Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1S55, 935 17. 



FEINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1S54. 195 61 

Appropriated April, 1854, 1500 00 $1095 01 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for advertising Ordinances. Resolutions, Notifi- 
cations, printing Blanks, Warrants, Check 
Lists, Petitions, &c: — 

John B. Clarke 227 50 

John H. Goodale, 114 GO 

Campbell & C.ilmore, 15 00 

II. R. Chamberlin, for stationery used in treas- 
urer's office, 1853, 1 50 

Win. 11. Fisk, for books and stationery 125 

Joseph .Marshall, tax book for collector, 1 50 

Abbott, Jenks & Co., printing 1000 copies of 

Revised Ordinances, 1G7 29 

Win. 11. Fisk, binding do 133 46 

Abbott. Jenks & Co., 222 00 

do. printing and binding son 

copies uf Mayor's Address, 2'J 14 
do. printing and binding 2500 
copies of 8th Annual Re- 
port, 344 2D 

Ilersey & Til ton, stationery and blank hooks,. . 25 50 

Jl. F. Edmunds, pens 2 25 

C. 0. 1'. Moody, printing certificates of City 

Stock ;;.-» 00 

Boston Daily Atlas, advertising City I. ".m 

" " Journal, " " '•.... ■> 25 

" " Post, " " " S 25 

MoFarland & Jenks, " " » C 50 

B I ton Daily .Mail, " " " 6 <>!> 

Wm. II. risk, l Webster's Dictionary, 5 00 

MeColhy & Hale, stationery L9 20 

$1496 G3 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, L855, $198 98. 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1854, 2397 07 

Appropriated April, 1854, 3000 00 

Deduct 

Amount transferred to City Hall, 500 00 

" " Teachers' Institute, 278 23 

" " Highways and Bridges, 

Dist. No. 5, 45 00 
ii ii .. ii it o, 25 00 

" " " " " 11. 100 00 

•« " Commons, 100 00 

" " Lighting Streets, 200 00 



$5397 07 



$1248 23 

$4148 84 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Daniel TV. Fling, searching records at Goffs- 

town, and horse hire, 6 00 

Ira "YV. Moore, horse and wagon examining and 

laying out roads, 11 25 

Wm. Shepherd, use of horses and carriages by 

city officers, 23 50 

Hill & Cheney, do. do. 43 75 

FliDg & Haines, do. do. 114 50 

D. K. Prescott, do. do. 15 50 

Wilson & Cheney, do. do. 44 12 

B. F. Elliot & Co., do. do. 5 00 

Marshall & Campbell, do. do. 5 00 

A. H. Hurd, do. do. 22 50 

Coffin & Sherburn, do. do. 4 50 
Robert Woodbum, crying notices, posting and 

distributing bills, 13 25 

Geo. A. French, cash paid for expenses to vari- 
ous places on city business, 5 10 
do. preparing 8th annual report, 50 00 
do. recording 76 births, deaths, 

and marriages, 4 56 

Amount carried forward 368 53 



78 

Amount broigdt forward, §308 63 

George A. French, cash paid reg. deeds, and ex- 
press, 1 7G 

do. revising ordinances, as per res- 

olution, March 25, 1854,... 20 00 
do. cash paid physicians for 370 re- 

turns of births and deaths,. IS 80 

do. recording same, 22 50 

do. do. 271 marriages, 10 2') 

Stephen Palmer, 6 days appraising properly in 
wards 7 and 8, copying in- 
voice, Ac., 12 09 

do. 10 days settling with collect- 
ors, and copying, 10 00 

Win. Craig, posting lulls, 75 

do. tolling hell, 1 00 

do. circulating reports, 75 

"William Grey, services carrying out truant or- 
dinance, 30 00 

do. time and expenses to farm on 

truant business, 1 75 

F. Smyth cash paid expenses to sundry places 

on city business, as per bill 103 01 

do. revising ordinances as per resolution, 

March 15, 1854, 20 00 

Isaac W. Smith, lor enrolling revised ordinances 

as per resolution March 15, 1854, 20 00 

£. Knowlton, repairs of tree casings on elm St., 1 25 
do. witness fees in suit, Mary Rowell 

vs. City 3 87 

Joel Taylor, examining Abbott, Jenks & Co. 'a 

bill lor printing city report L854 1 00 

Samuel Dame, witness ices in suit Rowell is. City, 5 12 

Leonard Taggart, witness fees in suit, Jackson 

w. City 4 00 

rohn Doland, •' lo. 2 62 

David CrOSS, (Nub. paid in city suits, 34 68 

itk & Wallace, 2 ballot boxes and 1 jury box, 3 50 

Manchester Pogl Office 27 27 

Blsino M. Waterman, copying 4 weeks for as- 

■ • i 00 

Amount carried forttah $7 



79 

Amount brought forward $747 02 

Gale & Carleton, rent of ward room, ward 2,. . 10 00 
Advent Church, do. do. do. 6,.. 10 00 
Axchelaua Wilson, time and expenses in obtain- 
ing Judge Parker's opinion in 1848 in rela- 
tion to alteration of the city charter, 14 00 

James O. Adams, do. do. 3 00 
John L. Hadley, for copy of act relating to mar- 
riages, 1 00 

Amasa Waterman, 11 days' services in the city 

clerk's office in absence of clerk, 22 00 

JEtna Ins. Co., Insurance on Farm buildings,. 24 00 

do. do. do. on engine houses, .. . 20 25 

C. L. Foss, burying nuisances, 75 

Joel Parker, on execution, vs. Fellows and als. 
for legal services in the matter of the city 

charter in 1848, 122 49 

L. Raymond, putting lime in back streets, 2 50 

Daniel Haines, do. in cesspools, 2 50 

J. H. Haines, 6 days copying collector's book, 12 00 

Wm. H. Hill, paid for labor 3 12 

M. Ingham, burying nuisances, 2 50 

E. A. Jenks, cash paid on account of teachers' 

institute, 7 75 

Amasa "Waterman, making return of R. R. 
stock to state treasurer, and expenses to 

Concord, 11 75 

A. Burton, covering tables and desks, 10 98 

Robert Scott, cash paid for fixing ward room, 

ward 5, 2 09 

L. Raymond, 1 day's work on court room,. ... 1 25 

do. 1 do.. piling lumber, 1 25 

Terrence Trowley, 1 day's work fitting up court 

room, 1 25 

P. Runnels, labor fitting up court room, 1 87 

R. D. Mooers, 24 wood s'^at chairs for courtroom, 8 40 
E. C Stevens, damage to horse from bridge near 

print works, Aug. 1854, 20 00 

Dennis & Varick, 1 hay scale, 225 00 

do. paid for lumber and brick, 

and masonry for same, 88 07 

Amount carried forward, 1382 79 



so 

Amount brought forward 1382 79 

Charles Clough, whitewashing tree frames on 

Elm St. 11 15 

J. Nichols, witness fees in suit Jackson vs. City, 1 25 

William Patten, 3 d'ys surveying w'ds 7 and 8, 5 00 
do. use of hall 73 days for Court 

of Common Pleas, 255 00 

Henry It. Chamberlin, cash paid express, p - 

tagc, and R. R. hire, 3 19 

D. & D. J. Clark, professional services from 

Dec. 1853, to Dec. 1854, 41 00 

Amoskeag Man'f'g Co. edgestone, lumber, &c, 238 13 

J. Abbott & Co., 1 set heavy scales, 140 00 

It. "White & Co., trucking guns, 25 

J. B. Daniels, fitting up Ward room &c , 8 25 

J. B. Perkins, 2 maps of N. II., 4 00 

A. J. Osborn, cleaning Court room, 4 75 

Davis & White, painting and lettering City 

Scales, and paints. 3 57 

Solomon Laws, School Commissioner, 200 00 

A. F. Stevens, fees as Auditor in suit City vs. 

Potter, 25 00 

$2,323 31 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, §825 53. 



INTEREST PAID. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1,1854, 867 92 

Appropriated April, 1854 6000 00 $6867 9& 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Ilenrj R. Chaniberlin 48 93 

do. 16 16 

Sally Sargent 120 00 

Joseph B Walker, 158 67 

do. 240 00 

do. 36 50 

William Murdock, 8 00 



$628 26 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $6,239 66. 



CITY DEBT PAID. 

Amount appropriated April, 1854, 2000 00 

Amount received as premium on City Stock sold,. . 450 00 
Amount paid from treasury of money unexpended, 2750 00 

$5200 oa 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Joseph B. Walker, town note 1844, on 10 y'ra 100£ €0 

do. do. 1845, on 12 y'rs 2000 00 

do. do. 1845, on 11 y'rs 2000 00 

William Murdoch, city note 1851, on 5 yeara, 200 00 

-s $5200 00> 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Balance undruwn Fob. 1, 1854, 3838 21 

Amount overdrawn by D. Worthley, 75 $3838 96 

KIPENDITIRES. 

Paid Jacob Worthington, overtaxed, 4 70 

Daniel Cass, do 2 13 

J. »S. Ilarriman, do. 1 50 

J. P. James, do. 2 66 

George Jones, do. 5 34 

James Robinson, do. .... 1 92 

Joseph Prescott, do. 2 13 

J. C. Davis, do 1 33 

B. F. French, non-resident, 2 13 

Joseph Mclntire, 1 92 

Enos Blake, overtaxed, 5 34 

John Ordway , do 6 23 

David Worthley. 1 50 

Converse & Kimball, poll tax, 180 

Edward Griffin, do 1 80 

$42 43 

Paid William Richardson, Collector 1852, taxes on 
his list, abated as follows, viz : 

Edward D. Lord, non-resident, 1 92 

I 92 

Paid Henry G. Lowell, Collector 1853, taxes on his 
list, abated as follows, viz : 

David Pope, over 70 years, 2 13 

Heirs of Bailey Tenney, on money in bank, non- 
resident, G 23 

Eil ward D. Lord, non-resident 2 13 

10 49 

Paid Henry G. Lowell, Collector 1854, taxes on his 

li.st abated as follows, viz : 
James BIcK. WilkiuB' tax on land not owned 

by him 5 25 

Stephen Smith, error in tax, 11 25 

Jleinau Smith, on property taxed twice, 6 37 

Ahouht cauiid jocwiRD, $22 87 64 84 



83 

Amount iiroiuiit forward, $22 87 $54 84 

B. IIS Dix. non-resident ] SO 

Charles Stark.- overtaxed on interest money... 15 00 

Hardy & Currier, overtaxed on stock in trade,. 4 50 

Wm Ainory, taxed on land not owned, 30 00 

Thomas Harris, over 80 years of age, L ] 80 

John Davis, pojl tax, poor 1 80 

John Cheney, poll' tax, poor 1 80 

Jam s ( ialviu, poll tax, county pauper, 1 80 

Lewis Herman, poll tax. non-resident, 1 80 

David Libbey, poll tax', 1 80 

R. 11. Strong, tax on land not owned 2 03 

George VVhittemore, poll tax, taxed twice,.... 1 80 

A. B. Page, taxed twice, 9 30 

Phinehas Davis, non-resident, tax on bank 

stock 9 30 

Phinehas Bean, poll tax, non-resident, 1 80 

G. W. Francis, do. do. 1 80 

James O. Clark, do. do. 1 80 

J. C. Knight, do. do. minor . 1 80 

Ephraim P. Bailey, poll tax, taxed twice,.... 1 80 

E. B. Cutter, wrong name 4 50 

Edson George, poll tax, minor, 1 80 

Geo. B. Ward, non-resident, tax on bank stock, 5 55 

Henry Straw, tax on land not owned 3 00 

Wm. Montgomery, poll tax, poor, 1 80 

Peter O. Woodman, tax on interest money not 

owned, 6 00 

Harriet W. Emerson, taxed twice, 7 50 

Henry Holt, tax on land not owned, 6 38 

A. M. Kenniston, do. 6 00 

J.W.Sargent. do. 15 CO 

Heirs of Leonard Jackson, land not owned,. . . 3 01 

Joseph Prescott, do. ... 3 75 

Peter Palmer, do. ... 3 00 

Obediah Jackson, do. ... 1 87 

Geo Spofl'ord, taxed twice 20 55 

T. M. Huse, poll tax, non-resident, 1 80 

J B. lloyt, taxed twice, 1 80 

John H. Proctor, taxed twice, 1 80 

H. B. Sloan, taxed twice, 1 80 

Amount carried forward, $213 90 54 84 



84 

Akoc.vt brought forward, $213 90 64 84 

S. Mullen, taxed twice, 1 80 

J. B. Felt, wrong name, 3 30 

Charles B. Tucker, non-resident, 4 80 

Charles Barnes, dead, no property, 9 30 

Lydia Sturtuvant, sick, 2 75 

$235 85 

Paid Joseph If. Rowell, collector 1850, taxes on his 
list ahated of sundry persons as per list 
marked *' A," on file in the office of the 
City Clerk, 2938 53 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855,609 74. 



$3229 22 



CITY DEBT, FEB. 1, 1855. 



Dafp of nn»f 
fcept. 30, 1M57 
June 4, 1861. 
7 1861. 
July 14, 1861. 
Feb'728. 1852, 
July 1, 1847. 



1854. 



To whom r>3V!>hle. 



jsuii) OB.efi,i, 
Klioda Whittier, 
U i l.;w. 
J. A. Holmes, 
N. Hunt, 
Certnts of Stock. 



A\ 'tii pavah'e 



.Mlliu 



July 
1' eb'y 

July 



bU, 18J.5. 

4. m r A. 

7, IffiH. 

J 4, 1856. 

28, '872. 

1, 1857. 

1, 1862. 

1, 1867. 

1, 1872. 

1, 1874. 



IllM lll)| (1 

I.I. 1, M 

■in (in 

90 P9 

342 5l 

128 00 

G54 84 

a»7 co 

817 50 

730 00 

7i '0 <»0 

90 00 



4501 27 



Actual d"bt Feb'y 1. 1855 

Add interest unpaid Feb'y 1, 1855,. 



Am Hun t- 

2WM) W 

550(0 

15»0 00 

S00 00 

36 OfO 

22500 09 

2251 60 

20000 

20000- 

18000 

111.450 
SI 1 1.450 

4,501 23 

$115,951 2J 



CITY DEBT, 

COMPARED WITH THAT OF LAST YEAR. 

The City debt at the commencement of the last finan- 
cial year, Feb'y 1, 1854, amounted to 96,050 QQ 

It has been increased the past year, by tity stock sold,. 20,000 ® 

$116,650 00 
The debt has been decreased the past year by payment 

of promissory notes, $5200 00 

Actual debt Feb'y 1, 1855.. . $111,450 (£9 

Interest due, 4501 2? 

$115/J51 27 



CITY PROPERTY. 

City Hull and lot, at coat 34,115 00 

City Farms, (20(1 acres.) at rust and permanent 

improvements 18,402 21 

Stock, tools, provisions and furniture at <itv farm, 4.0'JU 70 
Bngine houses and apparatus as per engineer's re- 
port 10,430 04 

Reservoirs at cost 4,900 00 

Hearses, house, tomb and new cemetery, at cost. 2,9 "-0 00 

Court house lot, at cost, including interest 7.557 50 

Common sewers, at cost, 10,1 00 00 

Safe, furniture and gas fixtures at City Hall 1,243 04 

Street 'lanterns, posts, pipe and frames, 097 GO 

1 00.400 7» 

Cash in Treasury Feb. 1 , 1855 9,880 95 



DEBTS DUE THE CITY. 

Doe on list of R. Means, collector of taxes for the 

year 1849, 2,000 47 

From J. M. Howell, collector of taxes for the 

year 1850 850 10 

do. I). L. Stevens, collector of taxes for the 

year 1851, 3,260 75 

do. William Richardson, collector of taxes 

for the year 1852, 2,725 95 

do. II G. Lowell, collector of taxes for the 

jear 1853, 2,805 10 

do. II. G. Lowell, collector of taxes for the 

year 1854, 8,408 77 

do. ( ounty of Hillsborough for Biipport of 

paupers, 20 41 

do. Sundry persons to city farm, 17 00 

do. Other towns for support of paupers,. . . 18 01 

do. Dauiel Marsh, rent of store 2 quarters, 158 15 

20,883 37 



Total am't of city property and debts due the city, 131,225 10 



87 



SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY. 



Diet. No. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 



house and lot 

do. do. Spring street, 

do. do. Bridge do 

do. do. Lowell do 

do. do. Concord do 

do. do. Granite do 

do. do. Mer'm'kdo 

do. do. Park do 

do. do. Janes'll do 

do. do Falls do 

due on "Coe lot," notes, &c, 

new house and lot, Manchester St., 
house and lot, 

do. do. 



do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 

10, do. 

11, do. 



do. 
do. 

do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 



200 00 

9,800 00 

1,500 00 

0,400 00 

1,325 00 

500 00 

1,800 00 

8,000 00 

850 00 

200 00 

635 08 

8,000 00 

200 00 

400 00 

200 00 

200 00 

300 00 

200 00 

200 00 

400 00 

200 00 



Total $41,510 68 






STATISTICAL TABLES. 



Valuation of Property. Taxes, number of Polls, and amount of Tax on 
the Poll for tlie seventeen years, eonimencing with thejear 1838, and 
ending with the year 1854. 



Year. 


Valuation 


Taxes 


No. of polls. | 


Poll tax. 


1838. 


* 555, 270 00 


$2,235 49 


244 


$ 1 60 


1839. 


601.963 00 


3.029 84 


427 


2 14 


1840. 


040,200 00 


3.0>0 50 


772 


2 20 


1841 


1.220,054 (to 


9.503 74 


892 


3 49 


1842. 


1.430,524 00 


12,952 44 


1 ,053 


2 76 


1843. 


1 .5.18.820 00 


13,764 32 


1,028 


2 60 


1844. 


1,873.280 00 


13,584 72 


1,501 


2 25 


1845. 


2,544,780 00 


10,2,0 27 


1,808 


2 30 


184(5. 


3,187.726 00 


22,003 95 


2.056 


2 10 


1847. 


4,488,550 00 


24,903 54 


2.638 


1 08 


1848. 


4,604.057 00 


39,712 53 


2,518 


2 58 


1849. 


5,500.049 00 


44,979 02 


2.N20 


2 47 


1850. 


5.832,080 00 


48,074 23 


2.010 


2 37 


1851. 


0.900, 462 00 


61,798 47 


2.745 


2 25 


1X52. 


0,705.682 00 


54,379 45 


2.!M>7 


1 92 


1853. 


0.095,528 00 


61.545 81 


2,S14 


1 82 


1854. 


8,237,617 CO 


62,022 4* 


3,725 


1 80 



POPULATION OF MANCHESTER, 

AS APPEARS FROM RECORDS. 



Yea"r". 



No. oF Males. No! oT Females 



1840 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1847 



Total. 
.3.235 
.0,156 
.8.917 



2,625 3,531 

3,595 4,422 

4,501 5,624 10. 125 

5,050 7,230 12.286 

1849 5,928 8.614 14,542 

1850 5,337 B.997 14,334 

1851 5,813 B,©94 13,907 

1852 5,844 0,106 14.950 

1853 6.689 10.31 1 17,000 

1854.. H.IKS 11.712 I 9>'i; 

Kom.— >o roootdol popolattai in 1841,1442, 1843 and 1848. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 

Auditor's Office, ) 
City of Manchester. Feb 10, 1855 \ 
I hereby certify that I have examined the several items of Receipts 
and Expenditures embraced in the foregoing Report of the "Joint 
Standing Committee on Finance." and find the same correctly cast and 
properly vouched. 

GEORGE A. FRENCH, City Auditor. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S OFFICE. 

To his Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen cf the City of 
Manchester, N. II: 

Gentlemen : — In conformity to Section 5, Chapter 6 of the Rctised 
Ordinances, I beg leave to annex hereto a schedule of pro per ty connect- 
ed with the Fire Department of this City. 

ENGINE Co. No. 1. 

HOUSE OX VINE STREET. 
PETER S. BROWN, Foreman. 

50 MEN. 

House and land, 1,100 00 

Engine and hose carriage, 1 000 00 

Hose., oil wniu. Ac., Ac i 00 

Gas Fixtures, 67 77 

$2,032 77 

ENGINE Co. No. 2, WITH HOSE Co. ATTACHED. 

MACHINE SHOP YARD. 
KNOINK CO. 50 MEN — HOSE CO. 20 MKV. 

J. HAINES, Foreman. 
250 ft. loading hose and hosenien's suits, badges, 

Ac, Ac 300 00 300 00 

Engine and balance of hose is owned by the 
Amoskeag Co. The city lias the use of all at tires. 

ENGINE COMPANY No. 8. 

STARK MILLS 7ARD. 
M. O. PEARSONS, Foreman. 

50 MEN. 

350 feet leading hose, and oil suits, badges, »et- 

tees, &o.,&o, 3M) 00 380 00 

Engine and balance of hose is owned by Stark 
Mills. The city has the use of all at fires. 

Amount carried rotWAKD, 3,312 77 



01 

Amount brought forward, $3,312 77 

ENGINE COMPANY No. 4. 

HOUSE ON CHESTNUT ST. 
EBEN. FRPNCH, Foreman, 

50 BEN. 

House and land OHO 00 

Engine and hose carriage, 850 00 

Leading hose, oil suits, &c, Ac, 5'J7 75 

Gas fixtures, 41 56 



-$2,330 31 



ENGINE No. No. 5. 

HOUSE ON MANCHESTER STREET. 
O. HARDY, Foreman. 

50 MEN. 

House and land 1,200 00 

Engine and hose carriage, „ 000 00 

Hose, oil suits, trumpets, Ac, A3., 715 50 

Gas fixtures, 61 37 

$2,*70 06 

ENGINE Co. No. 6. 

MANCHESTER MILLS YARD. 
W. T. EVANS, Foreman. 

50 MEN. 

Hose, oil suits, badges, settees, Ac. Ac , 330 50 330 50 

Engine and balance of hose is owned by Man- 
chester Mills. The city has the use of all at fires. 

AMOSKEAG HOSE AND HYDRANT Co. No. 1. 

AMOSKEAG If KW MILLS YARD. 
H. B. MOULTON, Foreman. 

40 MEN. 

Signals, badges, torches, Ac. Ac, 56 50 56 50 

Hose carriages, ladders, buckets and 1000 feet 
leading hose are owned by the Amoskeag Co. The 
city has the uie of all at fires. 
Amoukt carried forward, 3,006 04 



92 
Amount uroicht forward. 896G 04 

HOOK AND LADDER Co. No. 1. 

HOUSE ON MANCHESTER STREET. 

II. DICKEY, Foreman. 

44 HBK. 

Blouse and land ] ,000 00 

Carriage, 150 00 

Ladders, torches, forks, poles, Ac. <tc, 520 00 

-$1,400 00 

ENGINEERS. 

Badges, trumpets, coats, Ac. &c, 70 00 $70 00 

$10,430 04 

The DEPARTMENT has been called outbj alarms 
four times, by tiros four times, viz : 

Fires. Damage. 

Aug. 8, 1854, house on Manchester street Slight. 

Dec. 14, do. tire north picker, No. 1 Stark Mills,.. 3,500 00 

do. 16, do. house in rear of Elm st. (east,).... 1*25 00 

Jan. 22, 1855, house south of Central street, Slight. 

$3,025 00 

The fire companies are all well organized, and discharge their duty 
as firemen, faithfully, efficiently and promptly. 

The tire apparatus was never in better condition for Berries than at 
the present time. 

My Assistants have always been prompt in the discharge of the vari- 
ous duties devolving upon them, and the efficient manner in which the- 
Committees »f the Board have examined the various buildings in the 
city, accounts in no small degree for the few fires that have taken place 
in this city dunng the past year. 

All which is most respectfully submitted. 

JOHN 11. MAYXAUD, Chief Engineer. 

Manchester, N. II.. Feb. 14, 1855. 



TO THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



REPORT 

OF THE 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY. 

Th Board of Trustees, in presenting their first Annual Report, think 
it proper to allude briefly to the origin and past history of the Institu- 
tion which has now become the Free Library of the City of Manchester. 

The Manchester Atheneum was established in the winter of 1844, 
with the design of founding a Library, Reading Room, and Museum. 
The first recorded meeting of members associated for this purpose, was 
on the 19th day of February, 1844, "at the Insurance office in Manches- 
ter.'' The first purchase of books, made in the month of March, amounted 
to $415,46, and placed in the Library 083 volumes. It is but in accor- 
dance with the wise and liberal policy pursued by the manufacturing 
corporations of this place, that in 1840 a donation of $10(10 from tha 
Amoskeag Co., and $500 from the Stark Mills, was made to the Athe- 
neum. In 1850. the Manchester Print V\ orks gave $500 towards tha 
same object. Gentlemen connected with the association also made do- 
nations and loans of books, as well as materials, mostly geological and 
aboriginal, for the formation of a Museum. For ten years the Library 
continued steadily to increase in size and value, and although subject to 
the varying fortunes of all enterprises supported by voluntary associa- 
tion, and destitute of a permanent fund, has become a collection as 
varied and valuable, if not quite as large as any in the State. 

In the second Inaugural Address of Mayor Smyth. March, 1853, the 
attention of the City Government was called to the establishment of a 
Free Public Library. In the course of that year committees of confer- 
ence were appointed on the part of the City Government and of the Athe- 
neum, in regard to the transfer of the Atheneum pr< perty for that pur- 
pose ; and in March, 1854, the matter was alluded to more at length in 
the third Inaugural address of the same gentleman. The spirit in 
which such overtures were received by the Board of Control of the 
Atheneum and a large majority of its owners, will be seen in the Con- 
tract growing out of these negotiations, a copy of which is appended to 
this report, together with the Rules and Regulations of the City Li- 
brary. 

At the date of transfer, the Library conta'n d 2953 volumes ; since 



Which time 1310 hive been added from funds belonging to the Athcne- 
um, 18 have been presented, ami 325 purchased out of the City %\ \ ro- 

priation, making the whole number, Feb. IS, 4032. Of these u few 
valuable volumes are loaned to the Library for the public good. 

Preparations in the Library having been BO far completed that books 
could be taken nnder the new system, it was opened on the 8th of No- 
vember. No publie notice was given, as our accommodations were, and 
Btill are, far too limited to invite a crowd at any one time. Under such 
circumstances the number of books taken in 5G days by 450 persons was 
2,010, Six hundred and twenty persons complied with the regulations 
necessary for taking books. In this time only one book, of smull value, 
is missing, which has not yet been accounted for, and the amount of 
the lines imposed for books detained over time is not quite one dollar.— 
The Reading Room contained at the time of transfer, a few select 
periodicals on its tables, and some of the more important newspapers of 
the day. The former have been so increased as to present a colleetion 
of the best foreign and American periodicals, of lit rature, science and 
art ; while the latter have been suffered to remain, rather as a means of 
increasing the attraction to a place which cannot be too much frequent- 
ed, especially by our young men. The majority of books called for aro 
of a character calculated to improve the intellect and heart, and many 
of the more abstruse, intellectual and scientific treatises, — work on the 
mechanic arts, standard histories, etc , — are every day called for. 

Bancroft, Prescott, Irving, Stephens, Downing, and Bayard Taylor 
are highly popular, as well as Hitchcock, Agassiz, Miller, and Lyell; 
while four out of every five of the young lady frequenters of the Li- 
brary, call for the " Wile, Wide World," and "Queecby." Hillard's 
"Six Months in Italy " is also a very popular book, and in constant 
demand. It may be mentioned as a curious fact, that every species of 
Napoleonic Literature is sought for and read with avidity; but in this 
popularity Isaac T. Hopper, and the peaceful Mrs. Opie, seem to have 
an equal share. 

An accurate and full account of the expenditures already made will 
be found in The Treasurer's report herewith presented. The Board of 
Trustees cannot refrain from expressing their earnest wish, that the 
City government may find it consistent with sound economy to provide 
as soon as may be, a plain, but Substantial and fire proof building, for 
the Library und Reading Room. Its present position is not only ex- 
tremely inconvenient for the discharge of the duties devolving on the 
Librarian* but is hardly a fit place for the preservation or safety of the pub- 
lic property. If the construction of such a building cannot now be 
Commenced, there is an immediate and imperious necessity for a sufficient 
appropriation abovo the ordinary contingent expenses, to enable the 
Board to provide such rooms aa they may bo able to obtain. 



, 96 

It is perhaps needless to argue the general question f rl < useful- 
ness of the institution. No man, we believe, will be found to say that 
a city of 20,000 inhabitants, every family of whieh owns a Library of 
4,000 volumes, does not possess an advantage too valuable to be lightly 
estimated or sacrificed. We confess to a feeling of pride, that Man- 
chester of the cities and towns in New Hampshire, has taken the initia- 
tive in this thing. Other places are about to follow the example. 
The greater cities are already ahead of us, and the Free Public Libra- 
ry is coming to take its place where it belongs, by the school house and 
the temple consecrated to the worship of the Most High. 

'•I would give," said- a gentleman of high attainments, residing in a 
neighboring large place, "five hundred dollars more to-day for a resi- 
dence in Manchester, than before the establishment of a Free Library ;" 
and, although we are aware that this is the less important part of the 
argument in its favor, yet we believe that in no way can our city be 
made so attractive to many we would invite to come among us, as by 
expenditures of this nature. It is foun I that those liv ng at a distance 
are among the first to avail themselves of the offered privileges, and ma- 
ny of our most constant readers are from ' over the river." 

The Board of Trustees take this opportunity to express their obliga- 
tions to many gentlemen who have favored them with donations for the 
library. Many valuable works were obtained through the instrumen- 
tality of the late Hon. Moses Norris. Especially are thanks due to Hon. 
J. S.Wells ;to Hon. Geo. W. Morrison ; to the Hon. Asbury Dickens, 
Secretary of U. S. Senate ; to the Secretary of State of Mass , E. M. 
Wright, Esq.; to the Secretary of State of N. H., J. L. Hadley, Esq., 
and to J. O. Adams, Esq., Sec'y of the N. II. Agricultural Society, for 
donations of books. 



In Board of Trustees of the City Library, Feb. 15, 1855. 
Read and approved. FREDERICK SMYTH, President, 

WM. C. CLARKE, Clerk. 



To the Board of 1 rvstc* of /he City Library: 

The Treasurer of the Hoard makes the following report of the re- 
ceipts and expenditures, hy the Board of Trustees, on account of the 
Lit j Library : 

Oct. 18, 1854. D*. 

To cash received of M. R. Chamberlin, City Treasu- 
rer, on order in fa- or of the Board of Trustees 
of the City Library $950 00 



Cit. 



By cash paid for Periodicals, 42 92 

Binding Periodicals, 31 08 

Books 322 25 

Newspapers, 14 02 

Rent 2S B4 

Postage, 3 03 

Gas 3t 05 

Lihrariai/s salary, 87 50 

Fuel 14 17 

Re-binding of Books, Ac 4 20 

Furniture, Gl 04 

Books of' account, &c, 07 12 

Printing rules, &c., 75 00 

Incidentals, 54 27 



$840 75 

By balance in hands of Treasurer, 109 25 



$950 00 



Thcoutstanding liabilities chargeable to the account of thoCity Libra- 
ry to Feb. 1, 1855. 

Periodicals $1 16 

Newspapers, 5 42 

Rent, 7 20 

Gas ^ 7 00 

Librarian's services, 37 00 

Extra services and assistance 14 00 

Fu.l 10 07 

Re-binding books, 2 55 



Amount carrikd forward, $3595 10 



9T 

Amount brought forward, $85 06 

PrintiDg labels 10 00 

Miscellaneous incidentals, 10 58 

105 64 

Amount of expenditures, 840 75 

Balance above expenditures, 3 61 

Liabilities to Feb'y 1, 1855, $950 00 

RECAPITULATION. 

Amount of Expenditures and Liabilities. 

Expense of Periodicals to Feb'y 1, 1855, $44 08 

Binding periodicals, 31 08 

Books, 322 25 $397 71 

Newspapers, 20 04 

Rent, 30 10 

Postage, 3 03 

Gas 41 65 

Librarian, services, 124 50 

Extra services and assistance, 14 00 

Fuel, 24 84 

Re-binding books, 6 81 

Furnitures, shelves, &c. , 61 04 

Books of art, records, &c, 67 12 

Printing rules and labels, 85 00 

Miscellaneous incidentals, 64 85 

$946 39 

Balance on hand, 3 61 

$950 00 

The amount of appropriation as by the Report of the 

Finance committee, $1000 00 

'Expenditures by Trustees, 840 75 

Liabilities outstanding, 105 64 

Amount drawn for insurance, 26 00 

Balance in hands of Treasurer of the Board, 3 61 

Balance undrawn in City Treasury, 24 00 

$1000 00 
Feb'y 15, 1855. Respectfully submitted. 

S. N. BELL, Treasurer of Board 
of Trustees of the City Library, 

7 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



Auditor's Ofticx, ) 

City of Manchester, FeVy 17, 1855. J 
I hereby certify that I have examined tho several items of Receipts 
and Expenditures embraced in the foregoing Report of the Board of 
Trustees of the City Library, and find the same correctly east and prop- 
erly vouched. • GEO. A. FRENCH, City Auditor. 



In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 20, 1855. 
Read, accepted, and ordered to be printed, — 

GEORGE A. FRENCH, City Clkrk. 
In Common Council, Feb. 20, 1855. 
Read, accepted, and ordered to bo printed, in concurrence : 

S. D. LORD, C. C. 



RULES AND REGULATIONS 

OF THE 

MANCHESTER CITY LIBRARY. 



ARTICLE I. 

Of the Trustees. 

Sec. 1 . The Mayor of the City shall be ex-officio President of the 
Board of Trustees. 

Sec. 2. A Clerk and Treasurer, and a Committee on the Library, a 
Committee on the Reading Room and a Committee on Accounts, shall be 
elected from the Board at the first regular meeting after the first of Oc- 
tober, annually. 

Sec. 3. Vacancies in any office, from any cause, may be filled at any 
regular meeting, and in the absence of any officer, a substitute may be 
appointed pro tempore. 

Sec. 4. The Clerk shall record all proceedings of the Board, and 
keep their records and files. 

Sec. 5. The Treasurer shall give bonds to the City of Manchester in 
such sum and with such sureties as the Board may approve, condi- 
tioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office and to ac- 
count for all such sums as may come into his hands belonging to the 
city ; he shall draw from the City Treasury the sums appropriated for 
the City Library ; shall pay all moneys appropriated by the Board for 
the purchase of Books to the proper committee ; shall pay all bills al- 
lowed by the committee on accounts ; shall, under the direction of the 
Board, keep the property under the care of the Trustees suitably insur- 
ed ; shall settle with the Librarian monthly for all fines and damages 
received by him ; shall keep accounts of all receipts and expenditures 
of the Board ; shall present to the Board, at their regular meeting in 
Fsbruary, annually, a report of the receipts and expenditures of the pre- 
ceding year, and of the state of the Treasury, audited by the committee 
on Accounts ; and shall make special reports thereof, when require by 
the Board. 

Sec. 6. The Committee on the Library shall recommend books to be 



100 

purchased; shall purchase all hooks for the Library authorized by the 
Board ; shall cause the books therein to be re-bound when necessary ; 
ahall furnish proper books and forme for the uBe of the Librarian, and 
generally shall see that the regulations of the Board, in relation to the 
Library, are complied with ; and shall annually examine the Library, 
and report to the Board at the regular meeting in February, its existing 
condition, a list of books lost during the year, and such other facts aa 
should be reported to the city. 

Sec. 7. The Committee on the Reading Room shall, under the direc- 
tion of the Board, provide suitable apartments for the Library and 
Reading Room ; shall provide the same with proper fixtures and furni- 
ture ; shall have charge of the rooms and appurtenances ; shall provide 
for suitably lighting and warming the same ; shall recommend, and un- 
der the direction of the Board, cause to be procured periodicals for the 
Reading Room ; and cause them to be bound, and deposited in the Li- 
brary ; and generally, shall seo that the regulations of the Reading 
Room are duly observed. 

Sec. 8. The Committee on Accounts shall examine all bills fcr ex- 
penses against the City on account of the City Library, and if found 
correct, certify their allowance ; shall keep a record of all bills approv- 
ed by them, shall annually audit the Treasurer's accounts and present 
the accounts of the Board to the City Auditors for adjustment agreeably 
to the city ordinances. 

Sec. 9. In the month of January, annually, a report of the Trustees 
to the City Government shall be prepared by a committee, and when 
approved by the Board, signed by the President and Clerk, entered on 
the Records and delivered to the Mayor. 

Sec. 10. The regular meetings of the Board shall be on the first Sat- 
urday of each month ; special meetings may be called by the Clerk, by 
the request of the President or any two members of the Board, by no- 
tices left at the dwellings of the members or delivered to them in per- 
son. A majority of the members present, though not a quorum, may 
adjourn. 

ARTICLE II. 

Of tub Liuraman. 

Sec. 11. A Librarian shall be elected by the Board, who shall be re- 
movable at their pleasure. His salary shall be fixed by the Board at 
the regular meeting in October, and his compensation shall not be in- 
creased during the year following. He shall give bond to the city of 
Manchester in bucIi sum and with such sureties as may be approved by 
the Bo.ud, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his 



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office ; for the proper care and preservation of the Library, and to ac- 
count for all property of the city in charge of this Board, which may 
come to his hands. He shall perform all the duties properly belonging 
to the office of Librarian and keeper of the Reading Boom, agreeably 
to the regulations and directions of the Board and its committees. 

Sec. 12. The Librarian, aa the representative of the Trustees, shall 
have charge of the books and other property of the Library, and shall 
see that the books, pamphlets, papers and furniture are kept in good 
order and arranged according to the directions of the Board or its com- 
mittees. He shall have the care and control of the rooms, shall main- 
tain order in them, see that all the regulations of the Board are com- 
plied with, and may exclude any person from the rooms who shall in- 
jure any of the books, periodicals, furniture or other property, who 
shall conduct in a disorderly manner or disobey any of the regulations 
of the Board ; and shall make report of all such cases to the Trustees at 
their next meeting. 

Sec. 13. He shall keep all books, belonging to the Library, covered 
with stout paper, and with such labels pasted on them as the Board 
may direct ; shall mark them with a proper stamp and number them ; 
6hall insert their names and numbers in a record of all books, pam- 
phlets and other property purchased or given or loaned to the Library, 
with the date and their cost, or the name of the donor or lender, and 
shall insert their names and numbers in such catalogues as the Board 
may direct to be kept for the use of visitors. 

Sec. 14. The Librarian shall furnish to any person entitled to the 
use of the Library, on his written application in form furnished by the 
Librarian, such books as he may desire to read at the Library, and 
when used shall receive it and after examination to see that it is uninjur- 
ed, shall return such application, and restore the book to its place upon 
the shelves. But the Librarian may withhold any book, particularly 
in tho case of minors, as in his discretion may seem proper. 

Sec. 15. He shall, on application by any person entitled to take 
books from the Library, deliver to him such book as he may wish, and 
on its return receive it, and after examination to see if it is uninjured, 
restore it to its place. If injured, he shall appraise the damage, and 
Bhall enter in a book to be kept for that purpose the number of every 
volume delivered by him, the name of the person to whom delivered, the 
time of taking and returning the same, with the lines incurred and the 
damages sustained by any neglect or injury. 

Sec. 16. He shall collect all fines and damages incurred by neglect 
seasonably to return any book, or by any loss thereof or injury thereto, 
and shall account for and pay over the same to the Treasurer monthly. 
He shall Bend for any book retained over one week beyond the time al- 



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lowed, at the expense of the borrower, and any book kept oyer four 
weeks may be considered as lost, unless the Committee on the Library 
shall direct a prosecution for its recovery. 

Sec. 17. The Librarian shall attend all meetings of the Board, and 
make report to them and to the proper committees of all such facts as 
they may require him to report, and such facts as it may be proper 
they should know, and take their directions in regard to them. 

Sec. 18. The Librarian may appoint an assistant, who shall be ap- 
proved by the Library Committee, who may assist him in the perform- 
ance of his duties, and act for him in case of his illness or absence, and 
in 6uch case shall have the powers of the Librarian. The Librarian 
shall compensate his assistants for their services, and shall be responsi- 
ble for their conduct. No allowance shall be made to the Librarian for 
the services of assistants, nor for extra services, unless by vote of the 
Board upon each special claim therefor. 

Sec. 19. Any person dissatisfied with the decision of the Librarian 
in any case where he is by theso regulations to exercise his judgment, 
may apply to the Committee on the Library, whose decision shall be 
final. 

ARTICLE III. 

Of the use of the Library. 

Sec. 20. All non-resident proprietors of the Manchester Athcneum 
shall be entitled to the same privileges, in the use of the Library and 
Reading-Room, as residents of the city. 

Sec. 21. All persons resident in the city, of the age of sixteen years 
and upwards, conducting themselves properly and conforming to the 
regulations, shall hare the right to enter the rooms during the time they 
are open, and there to read any book delivered to them by the Librarian, 
or any paper or periodical there deposited, subject to be excluded by the 
Librarian for any disorder or misconduct ; and any person BO excluded 
shall not thereafter be allowed to enter the Library or Reading-Room 
until he shall bo admitted by tho Committco on the Library, or by the 
Board. 

Sec. 22. Young persons of studious habits may bo admitted to read 
in the Reading-Room, upon the request of BOme person known to tho 
Librarian, who shall engage to be responsible for their good conduct, at 
such times and in such numbers as may, in the judgment of the Librari- 
an, not bo inconvenient to other visitors; but no such person shall bo 
permitted to lounge in the Reading-Room when not engaged in reading. 
And the Librarian may at any time ezolnde any such person from tho 
Reading-Room, when ho shall see cause. 



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Sec. 23. Residents of the city may be entitled to take books from the 
Library by delivery of the Librarian only, except Buch as the regulations 
require to be there kept, or such as the Trustees or Committee on the 
Library may determine shall bo always kept in the Library Room, up- 
on compliance with the following conditions : 

1. Any such resident, of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, 
may deposit with the Librarian the value of any book he may desire to 
take, to be estimated by the Librarian, either in money or other sufficient 
property, in the judgment of the Librarian. Such deposit shall be evi- 
denced by a ticket showing its object, a copy of which Bhall be entered 
on a book by the Librarian. It shall be restored to the depositor on the 
return of the book or books taken, and payment of all fines and dam- 
ages for negligence or injury, and return of such ticket. In case such 
book is not returned, and such fines and damages paid, such deposit 
shall be forfeited to the city. Neither the City, the Trustees or the 
Librarian, shall be liable for any loss or injury to the property so pledg- 
ed, unless it arise from their gross negligence or fault. 

2. Or any such resident, of the age of sixteen years and upwards, 
may file with the Librarian a guaranty of some responsible person, 
known to the Librarian, agreeing to be answerable for the safe return 
of all books borrowed by him, uninjured, and for the payment of all 
fines and damages incurred by him. Such guaranty shall be valid for 
the time mentioned therein, but may be revoked by the signer at any 
time, at his pleasure, by a notice in writing given to the Librarian, in 
which case his liability shall cease, except as to books previously taken, 
and fineB and damages previously incurred. 

Sec. 24. Any person entitled to take books from the Library, by com- 
pliance with the last preceding condition, may give to any minor or 
other resident, an order to take a book or to take books on his account 
for a limited time, not over one year; and the signer of such order and 
his guarantor shall be responsible for any loss of such books or damage 
done to them, and for all fines or damages incurred in relation to them. 
The benefit of such order shall be forfeited by the abuse or loss of any 
book, and by any disorderly conduct at the Library Rooms, and by any 
neglect to comply with the regulations. 

Sec. 25. The Committee on the Library, on special occasions, upon 
application of any responsible person, may permit him to use any book 
or papers in the Library Rooms or elsewhere, for a limited time, upon 
such conditions as they may prescribe. 

Skc. 26. Strangers visiting the city shall have access to the Library 
and Reading Room, and may use the books and periodicals agreeably 
to the regulations, upon the introduction in writing of any Trustee or 
member of either branch of the City Council, for the term of two 



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weeks. The person thus introducing a stranger shall be responsible for 
his good conduct, and for all injuries committed by him, as if done by 
himself. 

Sec. 27. No person shall be allowed any of the privileges of the Li- 
brary or Reading Room, who shall have failed to pay, upon request, any 
fine or damages for which he may be responsible. 

ARTICLE IV. 

Or the Library. 

Sec. 28. The Library and Reading Room shall be opened, and kept 
properly warmed, ventilated, swept and lighted, as the Committee on 
the Library shall direct. 

The Reading Room shall be opened each week day from 9 A. M. to 9 
P. M., and on Sundays from 5 to 9 P. M. 

Books shall be delivered from 2 to 5, and from 7 to 9 P. M., Sun- 
days, holidays and Wednesday evenings excepted. 

Sec. 29. No person shall take any book from its place on the shelves 
without the leave of the Librarian, nor take any book, pamphlet, pe- 
riodical or newspaper, or any other article belonging to the City under 
the care of this board, out of. the Library rooms, without the leave of 
the Librarian expressed by the proper entry on the Library book, or in- 
jure or mutilate any such book or other thing before named, under the 
penalty of immediate prosecution and the forfeiture of all privilege in 
the Library. Any person defacing or mutilating any newspaper or 
periodical in the Reading Room, may be fined one dollar and four times 
its value. 

Sec. 30. Only one volume of the octavo size, or larger, or two volumes 
of less size shall be taken from the Library at the same time by one per- 
son, and no others shall be delivered to him until the first are returned. 
Books designated as books of illustrations, may be taken, with one of the 
volumes they are designed to illustrate. No book shall bo retaken by 
the same person, if any other person has applied for it. 

Sec 31. Any book taken from tho Library may be kept out two 
weeks, unless a shorter time is limited on the cover, and no longer. If 
any one shall retain any book by him taken beyond the time limited by 
the regulations, ho shall pay the following lines, namely : for an octavo 
or larger volume, three cents ; for a duodecimo, two cents ; and lor vol- 
umes of less size, one cent per day ; and if any volume shall l>e detained 
one week beyond the time limited, he shall pay the expense of sending 
for the Barae. 

Sec 32. If any person Bhall lose or materially injure any book, he 
shall furnish another copy of equal value, in good condition, and of tho 



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same or a later edition, or pay the Librarian's appraisement, at his op- 
tion. If the hook so lost or injured, is a part of a set, he shall replace 
or pay for the entire set, and may therefor receive the remaining vol- 
umes as his property. 

Sec. 33. No periodical or pamphlet shall be taken from the Library 
until bound and placed upon the shelves, and no newspaper bound or 
unbound, shall be removed therefrom unless by special permission of 
the Trustees. And every such periodical and pamphlet, after being used, 
shall be returned to its proper place. 

Sec. 34. New books may be kept for three months in a place by 
themselves ; they may be retained in the Library four weeks if the com- 
mittee so direct, and may be loaned for one week only, during said 
three months, that limitation being marked on the cover. 

Sec. 35. Books unsuited for general circulation, books difficult to 
be replaced by reason of their rarity or value, and books of reference, 
shall be designated on the catalogues by a star *, and shall not be taken 
from the Library except by special permission of the Board. 

Sec. 36. A record shall be kept of all donations, and loans of books 
and other articles, and all books so presented or loaned shall be marked 
w T ith the name of the donor or lender. Any person may propose the 
purchase of any book by inserting its title in a book kept for that pur- 
pose, and it shall be the duty of the Librarian to insert there the names 
of such books as may be frequently inquired for. 

Sec. 37. No conversation above a whisper shall be allowed in the 
rooms devoted to reading, and no person shall smoke tobacco therein. 

Sec. 38. All books shall be returned to the Library one week before 
the last Saturday of January, and remain till the end of the next week 
if necessary ; and any person having one or more books and neglecting 
to return the same as herein required, shall forfeit and pay a fine of 
one dollar. 

ARTICLE V. 

Of Amendments. 

Sec. 39. These regulations may be amended at any meeting of 
Trustees, provided the amendment shall have been proposed at the next 
preceding meeting and entered upon the Records, and information given 
by the Clerk to each member of the Board of the proposed change in 
the words of the Record. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CITY LIBRARY. 



FREDERICK SMYTH, Mayor, ) Vv ftffl . 

DAVID J. CLARK, Pres. Com. Council, p x - umci °- 

SAMUEL D. BELL, 

DANIEL CLARK, 

DAVID GILLIS, 

WM. P. NEWELL, 

E. A. STRAW, 

WM. C. CLARKE, 

SAMUEL N. BELL. 

OFFICERS. 

FREDERICK SMYTH, Mayor, President Ex- Officio. 

WM. C. CLARKE, Clerk. 

SAMUBL N. BELL, Treasurer. 

SAMUEL D. BELL, 

Committee on the Library. 



SAMUBL D. BELL, ) 
DANIEL CLARK, } 
E. A. STRAW, J 

LIS. ) 
iRKE, ) 
ELL, ) 



DAVID GILLIS. 

WM. 0. CLARKE, S- Committee on the Reading Room. 
SAM'L N. BEL- 
FREDERICK SMYTH, 
WM. P. NEWELL. \ Committer on Accounts. 



DAVID J. CLARK, 

FRANCIS B. EATON, Librarian. 



CONTRACT OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER WITH THE 
MANCHESTER ATHENEUM. 

The Manchester Atheneum, desiring to assist in the establishment of 
a City Library in the city of Manchester, in consideration of the stip- 
ulations and conditions hereinafter contained, do hereby grant and 
transfer to said city of Manchester their Library and furniture of their 
library room, to be the foundation of a City Library, subject to the con- 
ditions following, which the said city on their part agree to abide by 
and perform, namely : 

The said city shall annually appropriate and pay to the trustees of 
said City Library, a sum not less than one thousand dollars, to be ex- 
pended in the purchase and binding of books and periodicals, not being 
newspapers ; shall by suitable appropriations provide for a room, lights, 
fuel, and other contingencies of the library, and for the salary of a 
Librarian. 

The control of said Library, the appointment of a Librarian and the 
entire management of its affairs, shall be vested in a board of nine 
Trustees, of whom the Mayor and President of the Common Council 
for the time being shall each be one, and the members of the board of 
control of said Atheneum now in office, shall, in the first instance, be 
the remaining Trustees. The seven Trustees last described shall sever- 
ally hold their offices for one, two, three, four, five, six and seven years, 
from the first day of October next, and shall determine by lot which of 
their number shall hold his office for each of said terms. 

Whenever a vacancy shall occur by the expiration of either of those 
terms, or by the expiration of the term of any trustee hereafter elected, 
the vacancy shall be filled by joint ballot of the said board of Trustees 
and of the Aldermen of said city, at a meeting called in the month of 
September, and each member so elected shall hold his office for the term 
of seven years from the first day of October next following his election. 

Any vacancy arising from any other cause shall be filled in the same 
manner, but only for the residue of the term of the trustee whose place 
is so supplied, and no longer. 

No member of the city council shall be eligible as a trustee. 

The Board of Trustees shall establish such regulations as they may 
think fit, relating to the use of the books of the library, and may pros- 
ecute in the name and at the expense of the city, any person who shall 
take away or injure any of the property belonging to said Library, or 
who shall violate any of said regulations. 



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They shall annually report to the city the state of the Library, and 
its regulations, and render an account of the expenditure of the funda 
entrusted to their disposal. 

All momherb of the Manchester Atheneum who are not rosid. i 
the city of Manchester, shall have fcfjfl mm right to the use of the City 
Lihrary as they now have to the Atheneum Lihrary. 

If the city of Manchester shall fail to perform on its own part tho 
foregoing conditions, or any of them, this grant and transfer shall be 
void, if the said Atheneum shall so aet, at any time within one year af- 
ter such failure occurs, in which case the whole of laid lihrary, with all 
the additions made to it by said Board of Trustees, shall be rested in 
and become the property of said Atheneum. 

This instrument shall take effect and be in force so soon as tho City 
Council, being first duly authorized by statute, shall confirm the same, 
and the said Atheneum in pursuance of their constitution, the same be- 
ing first changed so far as may be necessary, shall confirm the same, and 
the same shall be duly executed under the seals of said city and of paid 
Atheneum, by committees duly authorized for that purpose. 

Iff^wi • f " t, ' sti,n,J "y whereof, I, Frederick Smyth, Mayor of said,: 
& L. o. tj c .%> being duly authorized for that purpose by a joint reeolu- 
5S8S*3 M tion of the City Council of said city, have hereto set my hand 
and affixed the seal of said city, this sixth day of September, A. 1)! 1854. 

FREDERICK SMYTH. 

Mayor of the City of Manchester. 

Wf^% , Aml we ' Wm - C - rl:irk ''- Bewetaryof said Atheneum. and 
i L 0. fj^ 1 """' 1 N« Ball, Treasurer of said Atheneum, a Committee 
BSLSffiaWB duly authorized for that purpose, have hereto reepectiv 

our hands and affixed the seal of said Atheneum, this sixth day of 

September, A. D. 1854. 

WM. C. CLARKE, Sbchwakt, 
SAMUEL N. BELL, TttAsrmnt 

Ok the Manchester ATHXHXCM. 
Signed, sealed and deliyered in presence of 
D. J. DANIELS, 

C. A. DANIELS. 

Done in duplicate, and interchanged this sixth day of September, A. 

D. 1854. 

FREDERICK SMYTH, Mayor or t:ik Citv or Manu!K5ter, 
WM. 0. CLARKE, Sk« rktakv ok said Atbxm i s, 
SAMUEL N. DELL, Treasurer ok saiu Atheneim. 



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CITY FARM, AND ALMS HOUSE REPORT. 

To his Honor the Mayor, and City Council : 

Assistance has been rendered to 271 persons within the limits of 
the city the past year. 

Of this number 250 were County Paupers, 15 were paupers off 
the Farm, and 6 paupers from other towns. Of the 250 County 
feupers assisted, 82 have been sent to the County Farm. 35 of 
the number that have been helped have died the past year- 31 
county paupers, 3 belonging to the city, and 1 from another town. 
Iherc has been no death at the City Farm the past year, and but very 
little sickness. 84 persons have been sentenced to the House of 
Correction during the year, most of whom have served out 
:heir sentence and been kept at hard labor when able. A much 
ess proportionate number have escaped or left the House of Cor- 
rection before the expiration of their sentence the past year, than 
during any previous year since its establishment. 

The Farm is rapidly increasing in productiveness, and had it not 
>een for the very severe drought the past season, would have shown 
\ much larger increase of productions than it now does. We earn- 
estly recommend that the system pursued during the last three 
fears, of carrying all the filthy accumulations from the City to the 
?arm by the city teams, be continued, thus keeping the streets and 
aDes of the city in a proper sanitary condition, and enriching the 
:ity lands with little expense. The Stock on the farm has been 
nuch improved by introducing the Durham Blood. There are now 
5 head of very fine half Durham animals, which have been rais- 
d upon the Farm. 

We believe that Mr. Stewart, the Superintendent of the Farm and 
;eeper of the House of Correction, has discharged his duties the 
»ast year with prudence and fidelity, and that Mrs. Stewart, the 
natron, deserves high commendation for her judicious management 
f the domestic department, and especially for her kind and hu- 
tiane treatment of the unfortunate persons under her immediate 



are. 



The full amount of the bills paid on account of County Paupers 
nd Paupers from other towns, has been collected and repaid to 
he City, in all cases, so far as presented, which amount, deducted 
rom the whole Pauper expenses, will show very little actual ex- 
ense to the City for the support of Paupers. We doubt whether 
nother City of the population of ours can show so small an expen- 
lture for this purpose ; yet, to the best of our knowledge, aid has 
een rendered to all who were deserving of it. This fact speaks 
ivorably for the industry and morality of our population. 

The following account with the Farm shows that the income of 
ie same has paid the expenses, chargeable to it, $1608,16 • tie in- 
vest on the same, $923,26, and has a balance in its favor of 
104,33. Following the account will be found the productions of 
io Farm for the year, and their estimated value. 



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Dr. City Farm in account current with the City of 

To personal property on hand Feb. 1, 1854, $3,673 55 

Expenditure the current year, 1,608 16 

Interest on tho Stevens and Davis Farms at 
cost, and permanent improvements since 

purchased, 923 26 

Amount due from County Feb. 1, 1854,. ... 47 85 

Six months' salary of Superintendent March 4, 

1855 107 00 

$6,419 82 

Balance in favor of tho Farm, 104 33 



$6,524 It 



Ill 

Manchester, from Feb. 1, 1854, to Fe b. 1, 1855. Cr. 

Am't of Personal Property at City Farm, Feb. 1, '55 • 

By 1 yoke of oxen $137, and 8 cows at $33 50 each, 405 00 

y yearlings at $20, and 6 calves at $8 each, 228 00 

- horses at $350 and 10 swine at $17 each,. . 5<>0 00 

1 Durham bull $63 and calf $5, 68 00 

25 hens and 12 turkeys, ^1 50 

26 tons Eng. hay at $20 <fc 6 do. mead! do! at '$10, 580 00 
1 do. corn fodder and straw, 12 00 

4 carts, 3 wagons, 7 sleds, 7 plows, 2 cultiva- 
tors, 2 harrows, 2 hay racks, winnowing 
mills, corn sheller and farming tools of all 

kinds, ° ( < /.04 j r 

70 cords of wood prepared, V.7. .....*. ,"," 280 00 

Lumber, stone tools, grain chests, Ac. ,. .'.".". '. '. ". ' 64 08 

300 bushels corn $360. 10 bush, rye $15, 375 00 

60 do oats $36, 300 do. potatoes, $240, 

and 7 do. beans $12 25...... !.:.... 288 25 

J n .,. d o. onions, beets, carrots, peas,. .7.7.7.'. 8 84 

W bbls. cider, 1£ bbls. vinegar and casks 30 00 

7 do. clear pork, $175, and 1 bbl. hams and 

shoulders, $20, 195 00 

?on b il rre ! 8 80ap ' 4 do ' a PP Iea and barrel's', '. '. '. '. '. '.'. 29 00 

f. 1 , l ard ' tallow and other provisions, 31 17 

fds» bedsteads, bedding and all other house- 
hold furniture, 32g 71 

Amount of personal property, ^T^o 70 

Supporting 8 city paupers the past year 624 00 

do. paupers from other towns, 12 00 

do. truants sent to almshouse, 98 <u) 

Due from Co. of Hillsborough, ' * * 26 41 

Cash received for produce Ac, sold from 'city 
tarm and paid into treasury by Superinten- 
dent, to Feb. 1855 647 29 



By labor done on .treets and permanent improve- $1 ' 338 2 ° 

ments of farm, labor of men and teams on 
streets and drawing manure to city farm and 

clearing 6 acres of land, e68 7 * 

51 loads of night manure, S„ AX 

Building 35 rods stonewall ..[ 70 

Split stone and stone steps and posts ".".". 33 



uilding 35 rods stone wall, .......[ [ [ [ 7 . 7 [ [ ^q q< 

stone and stone steps a " 
Setting 50 ornamental trees on street, 05 qo 



00 



Permanent repairs on buildings, .....'.' Tfi <; 

Due from sundry persons,. '.'.'.'.'.','. 17 00 



-$1,087 25 
6,524 15 



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' Amount of PRODUCE raised on the Farm the past year : 

500 bushels of potatoes, 400 00 

300 do. oats, 180 00 

10 do. peas, 24 00 

13 do. beans 2G 00 

8 do. parsnips, 4 80 

10 do. beets 5 00 

10 do. onions, 8 00 

8 do. carrots, 3 20 

11 do. turnips, 4 40 

30 do. rye, 45 00 

900 do. ears of corn, 540 00 

55 Tons of hay, 1100 00 

6 do. straw, 72 00 

25 barrels of apples, 44 00 

10 do. cider, 20 00 

10 shoats, , 170 00 

2500 pounds pork, 250 00 

300 do. butter, 75 00 

300 do. squashes, 6 00 

300 cabbages, 18 00 

5 loads pumpkins, 15 00 

6926 quarts of milk, 346 30 

6 calves, 60 00 

30 turkeys, 22 50 

36 chickens 12 50 



$3451 70 
FREDERICK SMYTH, Mayor, 

Chairman ex-officio. 
AM ASA WATERMAN, " 
STEPHEN PA LM ER, Ovkrskkrs 

DANIEL HAINES, of tub 

JOSEPH PRESCOTT, I PooRorTUH 

DANIEL MACK, { City of 

DANIEL W. FLING, Manciikstkr. 

JOHN B. GOODWIN, 
T. M. HANSON, 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 21, 1855. 
Read, accepted, and ordered to be printed. 

GEO. A. FRENCH, City Clerk. 
In Common Council, Feb. 1855. 
Read, accepted, and ordered to be printed, in concurrence. 

S. I). LORD,C. C. C. 






REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

FOR 1854-5. 

To his Honor the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City 
of Manchester : 

All but one of the Board of the School Committee came in- 
to office without any previous experience in this city. Our first 
object was to become acquainted with our duties. The respon- 
sibilities, though many, and the labors onerous, — involving the 
care of 41 schools and the financial interests of the same, — have 
been cheerfully and conscientiously performed, according to 
our ability. 



NUMBER ONE. 

This school was taught both summer and winter by Miss 
Mary J. Mead, to the entire satisfaction of the Committee and 
the inhabitants of the district. 



NUMBER TWO, 

Contains twenty-seven schools in the city proper. 



NUMBER THREE. 

The summer term was taught by Miss Pamelia A. Chapman, 
who is an energetic and very efficient teacher. She kept a 
good school. 

Six weeks of the winter term were kept by Mr. A. J. Hoyt. 
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A difficulty arose soon after he commenced, which prevented his 
usefulness, and he was succeeded by Miss Harriet Lane, who 
kept a good school. 

The difficulty with regard to Mr. H. could undoubtedly have 
been settled, and success attended his labors, were it not for a 
fault which too often exists in other schools as well as this. If, 
instead of talking about the teacher's deficiencies, the members of 
the district would visit the school, converse with him freely and 
kindly, or confer with the Committee in due season, much evil 
would be avoided. It is believed that more difficulties in school 
spring from a want of familiar conference with a teacher, 
than from any other, — perhaps all other causes. Children's un- 
favorable reports are often made the basis of complaint. This 
is wrong. The teacher should be conversed with. If this be 
properly done, a thousand difficulties would be healed before they 
would be known to the public. 



NUMBER FOUR. 

This is a very important and interesting school. Both summer 
and winter terms were taught by Miss Harriet Burnham, an 
experienced teacher. During the first part of her labors it was 
feared that her energy was not quito equivalent to her labors in 
this school. But the closing examination was highly satisfactory. 
Some of tho compositions of the young ladies did them great 
credit. Miss B.'s method of instruction is very quiet and un- 
ostentatious, yet thorough, and the improvement of her scholars 
aooD. 



NUMBER FIVE. 

Tho summer term was successfully taught by Miss Mary E. 
Stevens. She is now employed in a primary school in District 
No. 2. 

Mr. G. F. Kilburnhad charge during the winter term. His 



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energy was not quite adequate to his task. A few large lads, 
possessed of the antiquated notion that a teacher's qualification 
consists in his ability to whip them, did much damage to the 
school. Here arc some excellent scholars, and but for the idea 
above referred to, would have had a profitable winter school. 
It might be the best in the city. 



NUMBER SIX. 

Miss Betsey B. Shepherd, formerly assistant in one of the 
Grammar schools, made excellent use of both her natural and 
acquired abilities in its management and instruction. Very com- 
mendable improvement was made by the scholars. Equally 
successful was the winter term, under the judicious care of Mr. 
E. S. Hutchinson. 



NUMBER SEVEN. 

This is an increasingly important school. Miss Ann M. Hunt 
kept the summer term. She is now assistant in the North 
Grammar School. Her pupils made great improvement. 

The winter term was kept by Mr. J. C. Todd. This school 
did great credit both to itself and its teacher. 



NUMBER EIGHT. 

Miss M. J. Rowell, who had kept this school the previous sea- 
son, was equally successful during the summer term of this year. 

Mr. Joseph P. Frizell took charge of the winter school, and 
though he aimed to be faithful, failed of success, and withdrew 
from it at the end of six weeks. 



NUMBER NINE. 
Miss Letitia Gregg, who had previously kept this school, was 



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successful the past summer. The scholars made good progress. 
The winter term was kept by Miss Caroline S. Gamble. The 
progress of the scholars was most excellent. 



NUMBER TEN. 

Tor the first time this district, together with number eleven, 
is reported in our city. There are three schools in number 
ten. 

Primary South was taught both summer and winter by 
Miss Julia A. Baker. As heretoforo her works praise her. 
She kept a model school. 

Primary North was kept in the summer by Miss Marion C. 
Wallace. She was faithful in her duties, lovely in her manage- 
ment, and good results followed her labors. Miss Philinda C. 
Scott kept the winter term. The winter terms in this district 
were only seven weeks in length. 

The Grammar school was taught in the summer by Miss E. 
M. Ilamblett. Her management was discreet, and satisfactory 
to the Committee and the inhabitants of the district. The 
winter term was taught by Mr. A. D. Cochran with very good 
success. 



NUMBER ELEVEN 

Primary School, though composed of very small scholars, 
under the judicious care of Miss Eunice P. Webster, made 
very commendable improvement. 

Grammar School. This is an important school, and has 
been very successfully taught by Miss Sirena C. Quhnby. At 
the closing examination of the summer term, owing to several 
reasons, it did not make BO good an appearance as was antici- 
pated. Much disorder was manifest, and there was a want ol 
promptness in recitation. This was freely stated, and v, as by 



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the teacher and some of the pupils thought to be unduly severe. 
Unwilling to lie under any unjust criticism, a petition was 
handed to the Board that the school be re-examined the next 
day, which was done. The censure which had been administer- 
ed the previous day had produced in the minds of both teacher 
and scholars quite a degree of excitement, and of course they did 
their best. The scholars commenced the Avinter term with a 
strong determination to commend themselves to all for diligence 
in study, and correctness of deportment ; and but for a few large 
lads, who were disposed to disobey the rules of the school, at 
least when not in the school-house, the school would have merited 
the highest praise. Miss Q. is a very energetic, faithful and 
successful teacher. 



DISTRICT NUMBER TWO. 
MISCELLANEOUS SCHOOLS. 

No. 1. Falls School. Miss Sarah E. Yeaton, — teacher. 
Good order and faithful instruction characterize this school. 
The parents in this neighborhood would doubtless find it to their 
advantage, as also that of the school, occasionally to make it a 
friendly visit. No person can spend an hour in Miss Yeaton's 
school, without admiring her skill, both in its management and 
instruction. The scholars are making good improvement. 

No. 2. Towlesville. Miss Martha Eaton, — teacher. This 
school is rising in importance and excellence, under the discreet 
and energetic management of Miss Eaton. 

No. 3. Wilson's Hill. Miss Philinda P. Parker, — teacher. 
An excellent school, — though with forty members it is pent up 
in a private parlor. U A School without a School Home" 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 
No. 1. Lowell Street. Miss M. J. Eaton, — teacher. 



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No. 2. Lowell Street. Miss S. Stevens, — teacher. 

No. 3. Bridge Street. Miss Han. J. Lane, — teacher. 

Under the continued charge of the same excellent ladies, 
these schools are in a very satisfactory condition. 

No. 4. Concord Street. Miss M. E. Stevens, — teacher. 

Miss S. took charge of this school at the commencement 
of the fall term, and may he successful in its management. 
Much to the regret of the children, the parents and the com- 
mittee, Miss Mary E. Young resigned her post as teacher of 
this school at the close of the summer term. She kept an ex- 
cellent school. 

No. 5. Merrimack Street. Miss J. A. Lull, — teacher. 

The "chaotic mass" of last year is now reduced to symme- 
try and beauty. 

No. 6. Park Street. Miss M. A. Richardson, — teacher. 
Under an experienced teacher this school is -well managed, and 
good improvement is the result. 

No. 7. Park Street. Miss Mittie R. Scott, — teacher- 
This school is going on from better to best. In reading and 
spelling it excels. 

A large proportion of the children in these last three schools 
are Irish. It is pleasing to notice the interest which they man- 
ifest in learning. Could they have equal advantages with our 
native children, and improve as they do in these schools, they 
would not be excelled by any. Besides, we are here having an 
illustration of the truth, that intelligence and virtue -will equally 
elevate all who possess these characteristics. 

No. 8. Granite Street. Miss S. S. Putney, — teacher. 
Satisfactory improvement is made in this school. The scholars 
love their teacher, and learn well! 

No. 9. Spring Street. Miss II. W. Patterson, — teacher. 
Miss P. has kept this school several years to the entire satisfae- 
tion of parents and committee. It always appears well. 

No. 10. SPRING Street. Miss S. W. Bodwell, — teacher. 
Miss B. has presided over this school several yean. 

No. 11. Manchester Street. Miss Helen M. Morrill, — 



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teacher. This school is making some advances. There is, how- 
ever, a want of good discipline necessary to a first rate school. 
No. 12. Manchester Street. Miss Marion M. Ladd, — 
teacher. The ease with which this school is managed, and the 
tact with which instruction is imparted, would ensure success in 
almost any school, and under almost any circumstances. 



MIDDLE SCHOOLS. 

No. 1. Bridge Street. Miss Julia A. Brown, — teacher. 
A good school, and well managed. 

No. 2. Concord Street. Maria E. Webster, — teacher. 
The scholars are improving, but better discipline would ensure 
better success. 

No. 3. Merrimack Street. MissN. S.Bunton, — teach- 
er. This school is in a highly satisfactory condition under the 
judicious management of Miss B. 

No. 4. Park Street. Miss H. J. W. Gove, — teacher. 
This school has been outgrowing its former difficulties, and un- 
der the energetic management of Miss G., is rising to the high- 
est eminence. 

No. 5. Granite Street. Miss R. L. Hamblett, — teacher. 
Under the well-directed energy of Miss H. this school is very 
successful. 

No. 6. Spring Street. Miss L. Brown, — teacher. As in 
past years Miss B.'s works continue to praise her. A good 
school. 

No. 7. Spring Street. Miss L. P. Gove, — teacher. 
Whatever may have been its history, the Committee feel fully 
justified in saying this is now a model school. 



GRAMMAR SCHOOLS. 

North. Mr. William H. Ward, Principal. 

Miss Phebe Greene, 
" Mary Flanders, I A . , , 

" E. T. B. Woodworth, f Assistants - 
" Ann M. Hunt, 



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Miss Greene, having resigned her place, to accept an appoint- 
ment in one of the schools in Salem, Ms., Miss Hunt was elec- 
ted her successor. This school is characterized by thorough 
instruction and judicious management, aud in all respects main- 
tains its former high standing. 

South. Mr. Wm. A. Webster, Principal. 
Miss Hannah Slade, 

Miss Emily J. Ward, > Assistants. 

Miss E. J. Ayer, 

Miss Slade's services not being required during tke summer 
term, she was transferred as temporary assistant in the High 
School. She returned to her post in the fall term, with the ex- 
pectation that three assistant teachers would be needed. But 
the school did not number so many as was anticipated. It WM 
found that two assistants only were required. The subject was 
mentioned to Miss Ayer, as she had been the last appointed in 
the school. Her views coincided with those of the committee, 
and she readily withdrew. We regretted the necessity, but 
could see no way to avoid the alternative. 

The examinations of this school indicate a thoroughness of 
instruction and strictness of discipline seldom excelled. 



HIGH SCHOOL. 

Jonathan Tenney, A. M., Principal Igt, 2d, and 3d terms. 
Samuel Upton, Esq., " 4th term. 

Samuel Upton, Esq., teacher in Mathematics, 1st, 2d, and 3d 

terms. 
Miss Emily T. Shattuck, general assistant, 1st term. 
Miss Hannah Slade, " h 2d " 

Miss Lucretia Manahan, " " 3d " 

Miss Jenny L. Merriam, " " 4th " 

Mr. C. A. Wilson, teacher in Classics, 4th term. 

Mr. Tenney faithfully and ardently labored to bring into exist- 
ence a model Hiirli School, the ideal of fchich had been established 



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in his own mind by many-years' experience in the profession of 
teaching. 

At the close of the fall term he resigned his post as Principal, 
to attend to the editing of the "Stars f Stripes" newspaper, 
winch for several weeks had been performed in connection with 
his school duties. The rules which had been previously adopt- 
ed to govern the committee in their contracts with teachers, be- 
ing in conflict with his continuing as Principal while thus en- 
gaged, his resignation was, after due deliberation, unanimously 
accepted. 

Mr, Upton was appointed temporarily to take charge of 
the school, which he did with good satisfaction during the win- 
ter term. Mr. Upton expressing a desire to be released from 
the school at the close of the term, J. P. Newell, Esq., was 
elected Principal, to commence his services with the spring term. 
The school is now in a condition alike creditable to itself and 
to its teachers. It contains intellects of the best order. It is 
an ornament to the city. It is a monument of wisdom. No 
expense should be spared in procuring needful facilities for its 
improvement and still higher standing. Young ladies in very 
respectable numbers are here preparing themselves for the most 
important and elevated spheres of usefulness. Young gentle- 
men are preparing for college and the various callings in life. 

It is confidently hoped that, under the management of Mr N 
who returns to the profession of teaching with renewed ardor 
and consecration, it will attain to such a character and stand- 
ing as shall fulfil the expectations of its most ardent friends, 
and continue to disseminate more and more widely its blessings 
through the community. The recent gathering of its alumni, is 
ominous of great good to the institution. 



INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS. 

No. 1. Mr. Charles Aldrich, Principal. 
Miss L. H. Jones, Assistant. 



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This school is fulfilling its mission as defined by its founders 
two years since. "It affords advantages to a class of scholars 
who can attend but a few months in a year, and wish to pursue 
different branches of study from those prescribed for he other 
schools. It is also adapted to a class of scholars that come m 
from the country, who in some studies arc amply qualified to 
enter the grammar schooler even the high school, but are defi- 
cient in others. Here is the place to make up tins deficiency. 

The great success of this school has originated the inquiry 
with the committee, whether it would not be better to allow a 
greater latitude in the studies of the grammar schools, that 
higher studies could be allowed in them without detriment is 
proved by this experiment. The improvement made by the 
scholars under the instruction that has here been given, is not 
excelled in any other school in the city. _ 

No 2 During the first part of the year it was ascertained 
that our primary and middle schools were foil to overflowing, 
and that they contained a large number of lads who were so far 
advanced in years and so backward in learning as o lose in a 
great measure the benefit of their schooling while they attend- 
td with the small children. It was also notorious that too man) 
lads were either occasional or habitual truants. The law pro- 
vides for an "Institute of instruction ' for such, either separate- 
ly or in connection with some other school It was thereto 
determined to establish a school in which both classes of Id, 
could be taught. For this purpose, a room was finished m the 
upper story of the Manchester street school-house and proper- 
lv furnished. Mr. J. B. Harriman, whose age and experience 
abundantly qualify him for the duties, took the charge a the 
commencement of the fall term. He commenced with about a 
dozen; he won their confidence and esteem; his nui d 
continued to increase till it has reached the full capacity > 
room. Whole number 04, average attendance 37, A lai t 
Bttiority of these scholars were sending &* tune to httle pur- 
pose iu primary schools, or to worse than no purpose elsewhere 
Here they are reduced to order and system, and are gi,.ith 



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improving both in manners and learning, under the excellent 
training of their teacher. The success of this school must 
commend it to the favorable regard of every good citizen.— 
liowlong it shall be continued, must depend upon the existence 
of the causes requiring its creation. 



PENMANSHIP. 

This department in district No. 2 claimed our earlj attention. 
The system in operation was failing of success. No fault could 
be charged to the writing master. After protracted and pa- 
tient investigation, it was decided to adopt the following plan ; 

1. That the Principals with their assistants should take the 
entire charge of the writing in their respective schools. 

2. That the whole school should write at the same time. 

3. That one half hour, daily, be devoted to this department. 

4. That Payson & Dunton's copy books be used. 

The advantages of this plan are, that the whole school is un- 
der the eye of the Principal during the exercise, general in- 
struction can be given to all at once, and special direction to 
each scholar as he may need. There is no time wasted and no 
interruption in passing and re-passing from room to room, and 
it takes no longer to distribute the books to the whole school 
than to a single class. Twice the amount of time is spent in 
writing, with less interruption to other recitations, than by the 
former system. A marked improvement in penmanship is the 
result, and in due time we hope to see our scholars excelling in 
this art. Why should they not ? 

As writing was excluded in the contract with the Principals, 
it was thought due to them that a compensation be added to' 
their salary for this service. Accordingly the sum of twenty 
dollars per term has been paid them. Should the present sys- 
tem be continued, a future contract with the Principals might 
include this department of instruction. 



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BOOKS AND EVENING SCHOOLS. 

No change has been made in any of the text hooks during 
the y.ar, except that of allowing the teachers to resume he 
use "of Worcester's Dictionaries, which an interested agent had 
been allowed to displace for Webster's. 

No free evening school has been kept, for the reason that no 
appropriation was made for the purpose. 

TERMS IN NO. TWO. 

The vear has hitherto been so divided that one term extends 
into the" warmest part of the season, when «*«*?** 
scholars attend. More profit would be denved from the school 
monej by lengthening the summer vacation and reducing the 
other's, and dividing the year into three terms instead ol four. 

TEACHERS' SALARIES. 

These were found unequal, and some of them inadequate. 
Such compensation should he paid as to secure and retain the 
requisite talent, and such, also, as to justify the committee m 
removing teachers who, after due trial, are found ~«£*± 
On these grounds, the salaries of the Grammar and Intermedi- 
ate Principals were raised to $700 per annum, each. 
assistants uniformly to *6 per week The pay ... Oh 
female teachers was fixed at |6, except that of Mitt ■*»£ 
Towlesville, who, on account of the importance of her school, 

hasprevionslyl a paid »6 per week. These price, have .- 

believe, been citable and saSsfcctory, consider^ * . ■> 

tire amount of labor and taq sibffity required of each. We 

d» believe, from the experience of the past sea,,,, a, .Ml 
as general observation, that rib* all our winter as wel as 
„,.;,„. . r eutechools .hi be as Bucesrfully taught by to* 



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females, as by males. Large scholars, that arc unmanageable by 
men, are often brougkt into a state of the most implicit obedience 
with a word from a female. Females hare less "break downs" 
in managing "difficult" schools than males, and in aptness to 
teach quite as often excel. 



SCHOOL HOUSES. 

Were the people duly interested on this point, it is believed 
that most of the buildings now used as school-houses in the out 
districts, would immediately give way to better structures, and 
all would receive more attention. 

In district number two, near Wilson's Hill and Towlesville, a 
new school-house is imperatively demanded to accommodate 
that section. The failure to supply this need last year it is hoped 
will not be repeated. 

The High School is illy accommodated in its present build- 
ing. It has no proper place for its apparatus, no means of 
storing a library, and its recitation rooms are quite too strait 
and inconvenient. 

The mode of heating and ventilating the Grammar and 
High School buildings requires immediate attention. The 
high price of fuel should induce us to study economy in its use. 
It is our opinion that furnaces would be very much cheaper 
than stoves. 



TRUANCY. 

Soon after the organization of the Board, Mr. Sawin was 
appointed, on their part, to see that the "Truant Law" was 
properly enforced. Public notice was given to this effect. As 
the result of effort in this department, many children have been 
introduced into schools who were found neglecting, through in- 
difference, to attend, and also many who were actual truants 



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In several instances parents have been visited concerning their 
delinquent children, and in all cases have expressed gratitude 
for the interference, and heartily co-operated with the agent in 
his duties. Thus the law has, to a great extent, accomplish- 
ed its end without being applied in all its severity. In two cases 
only, and those at the request of the parents, has its penalty 
been enforced. The establishment of a State institution for ju- 
venile delinquents and offenders, would much facilitate the ob- 
jects of the truant law, and be of great benfit otherwise. It is 
hoped that the recent liberal bequest for this purpose will 
secure the creation of such an institution without needless de- 
lay. 

GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT. 

The subject of appointing a General Superintendent whose 
duty it shall be to devote his whole time to the schools, has al- 
alreadybeen presented to the public in former reports, and also 
ur-ed in the inaugural addresses of Mayor Smyth. Our convic- 
tions of the importance of this subject to the advancement of 
our schools, and to the financial interest of the same, will not 
allow us to pass it in silence. In the manner in which the pres- 
ent system of superintending our schools, by dividing the labor 
amon" eight men, is conducted, it is next to impossible that all 
their interests should be impartially provided for. Nor is a 
failure in this respect necessarily chargeable to the committee. 
Every one can see at a glance that one portion of the schools 
must be cared for at the same time only by a part of the Board 
The same member must continue to look after the same school 
the whole year, or the members must alternate. If the former 
he done that member can know nothing of the other schools 
except by report. If the latter, then the plans of a predecessor, 
which if carried out might have been a great advantage to the 
BCh00l,are liable to be thwarted, and yet no blame be attachable to 
etthermember. No two minds move exactly in the same channel. 



12T 



And this, together with the fact that under the present system the 
Committee must almost necessarily be men engaged in active 
business, likely to demand their attention at just the time when 
a school most needs it, leaves the school to suffer for want of 



care 



It is generally conceded, and in some states established by law 
not only that committees may, but must expend in each school 
one half day each month, in order to have a tolerably correct 
knowledge of its condition. We have in District No. Two 27 
schools ; or, if we include the assistants in the High, Grammar 
and Intermediate schools, we have the classes of 34 teachers' 
with each of whom one half day per month should be spent! 
Ihey keep 10 months each. It would therefore require the 
time of the Committee 340 half days in the year. The out 
schools are 14 in number, and keep on an average above 6 
months, requiring 84 half days to visit them-424 half days for 
the whole city during the year. If one eighth of the labor 
devolve upon one man, and it were punctually performed, it 
won d occupy his time 26^ whole days. But this is not half 
the labor to be performed ; many new teachers must be exam- 
ined and appointed ; above $60,000 of property needs constant 
attention ; a gate, door, lock, hinge, pane of glass, stove, &c.,' 
fcc, need repairing. Fuel must be furnished and fitted for 
nse. A difficulty arises in this school, another in that, to which 
immediate attention should be prudently given. A teacher 
solicits the opinion of one member of the Committee on a cer- 
tain queshon, and he frankly states it. This opinion is reported, 
and in the mouth of a third person (according to a well-known 
law of reporting from one to another) rises to the dignity of an 
action of the Board, and sometimes gives rise to important disap- 
pointment. For such human infi ities the Board are not respond 
able, and yet blame is in this way often unjustly charged to them. 
There are also hundreds of children desiring lines of admission to 
some school The system of gradation needs constant attention, 
est some scholars be advanced too soon, and others kept back too 
long. Now, acording to the estimate of time required as above 



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stated, no less than 424 whole days oflaoor mustb performed 
in the curt, of 12 n>onths,-on. y.ar and one-th,rd, nearly , a - 
lowing for only the working days. Here, then, is work enough 
for a Committee properly eonstitutod, and also for a Superintcn- 

d °It is a self-evident proposition, as well as a dietate of com- 
m on sense, that one man whose mind and to. is entirely de- 
voted to the work, ean do it very much better than any number 
of men who are daily engaged in other and pressing personal 
engagements. Exigencies often oeenr demanding .mmediate 
attention of a part or the whole of the Board, and rf they ean- 
not attend to it, an evil which might have been arrested in the 
beginning, goes on till the most serions disasters take plaee^ 

We ean see no more objection to having one Superintendent 
of schools, than to having one Mayor of a city ; and the business 
of the city to be performed, would no more be impeded by 
eight Mayors, than is the business of the School Committee by 
eiaht Superintendents. 

With pleasure we refer to experience in other places on tin, 
subject. Says President Wayland, of Providence, R. I., m a 
letter directed to the school committee of Lowen, Ms., after 
m ore than ten years' experience : " The cost of the schools has 
been greatly reduced, the schools have been much nnprov d, and 
the accommodations of the scholars were rendered better and 
more available by his [Superintendent's] judicious management 
Citizens, school committee «rf teachers, I behove, have but 
one opinion on the subject." 

Says a Boston school report, after two years expcn.nce :- 
"On the score of economy alone, we believe this office [Super- 
intendent] to be a highly important one. By the introdmU,,, 
through its influence, of an improved eyetom in the expendi- 
tures of our schools, we are convinced that much more than the 
amount of salary paid to the Superintend.* IS annua ly .aw- 
ed to the city by his appointment." It is not, however the mon- 
ey argument which should decide this matter, but to taghe 
interests of intellectual improvement, a more equal and bettei 



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system of instruction in all our schools. It is hoped that the 
effort heretofore made to secure an act of our Legislature insti- 
tuting such an office will again be repeated, and the subject 
urged with an interest commensurate with the true merits of 
the case. 

In submitting our labors to our successors, we beg leave to 
say, that the year has been one of general prosperity to the 
schools. Occasional delinquencies on the part of agents for the 
public, are incident to human nature. Occasional failures of 
success in teaching and discipline in schools, are not anomalies 
in this imperfect world. It were the height of presumption for 
any to claim infallibility. We desire to commit ourselves, our 
schools and all their interests, to Him who judges righteously. 
Every earthly facility may be afforded, but there canbenotrue 
and lasting success when the blessing of our Heavenly Father 
is withheld. 

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SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT No. 2. 

TABLE I. 

high school. 

Jonathan Tenney, a. m., I J,'™' JfJ^jJ* \ Salary $1000,00 per an. 

Samuel Ufton.Es'q. , Principal 4th term, " $2ni>,i>0 per term, 

Miss Emily T. Siiattick, Assistant 1st term, " $0,00 per week. 
Samuel Ltton, Eso,., Assistant half the time 

1st, 2d & 3d terms " $101,00 per term, 

Mies Hannah Slade, Assistant 2d term, " $6,00 per week. 

Miss Lucretia Manahan, " 3d " " $6,00 " 

Miss Jenny L. Merriam, " 4th " " $0,00 " 

Mr. C. A. Wilson, teacher in languages 4th term. 

Whole number of pupils in the year, 259. Average, 53. 

" " " 1st term 74. " GO. 

" " " 2d " 52 . " 44 . 

" " " 3d " 60. " 50. 

" " " 4th " 57. " 54. 

NORTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

Mr. William H. Ward, Principal, Salary $700,00 per an. 

Miss Phebe Greene, Assistant 1st & 2d terms,. . " $6,00 per week. 
Miss Mary Flanders, " through the year, " $6,00 " 
Miss E. T. B. Woodworth, " " " $0,00 " 

Miss Ann M. Hcnt, Assista nt 3d & 4th terms, " $6,00 " 

Whole number of pupils in the- Year, 210. Average, 117. 

" " " 1st term, 104. " 136. 

" " » 2d " 117. " Bl. 

3d " 140. " 109. 

" " " 4th " 175. " 142. 



SOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

Wm. A. Webster, Principal, Salary $700,00 per an. 

Miss Hannah Slade, Assistant 1st, 3d & 4th terms, " $6,00 pes week. 
Miss Emily J. Ward, " through the year, " $0,00 " 
Miss E. J. Ater, " 1s t &2d ter ms,.. " $6,00 " 

Whole number of pupils in the year, 225. Average .s.' 1 ). 

" ". " 1st term, 164. " 123. 

» " » 2d " 80. " 53. 

" " " 3d " 95. " 65. 

" " " 4th " 116. " 01. 



FIRST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. 
Mr. Charles A i.mcuii, Prii-eipal, Salary $700,00 DOT an. 

Miss L. H. Jokes, Assistant " $6,00 per week. 






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Whole number of pupils in the Year, 254. Average G2. 

" " " 1st term 114. " 57. 

•« " " 2d " 73. " 43. 

3d " 99. " 61. 

4th " 132. " 83. 

SECOND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. 

Mr. J. S. Hakriman, Principal, Salary $100,00 per term. 

This school commenced with the 4th term of the Year. 
"Whole number who have attended, 04. Average 38. 

SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT No. 2— Continued. 



TABLE II. 



Statistics of Primary, Middle, and Miscellaneous Schools. 



SCHOOLS. 



TEACELERS. 



Primary, 
No. One, 
No. Two, 
No. Three, 
No. Four, I 
No. Four, J 
No. Five, 
No. Six, 
No. Seven, 
No. Eight, 
No. Nine, 
No. Ten, 
No. Eleven, 
No. Twelve, 

Middle. 
No. One, 
No. Two, 
No. Three, 
No. Four, 
No. Five, 
No. Six, 
No. Seven, 
Miscellan's. 
Falls, 

Towlesville. 
Wilson's Hill, 



Iff. J. Eaton, 
Isusannah Stevens, 
Hannah J. Lane, 
Mary E. Young, 
i-Mary E. Stevens, 
iJulia A. Lull, 
Mary A. .Richardson, 
i.Uitt'ie K. Scott, 
|S. S. Putney, 
ill. W. Patterson, 
IS. W. liodwell, 
j Helen M. Morrill, 
-Marion M. Ladd, 

; Julia A. Brown, 
Maria E. Webster, 

iN. S. Bunton, 

|H. J. TV. Gove, 
Uowena L. iiamblett, 
Luoretia A. Brown, 
L. P. Gove, 

Sarah E. Yeaton, 
Martha Eaton, 
il'hilinda P. Parker,* 



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7540 

155 55 
146 45 
132 51 
109 45 
117 47 
135 47 
115 46 
100.43 

GO 26 
55 26 
GG32 
115 38 
.82 34 
79 37 
105 35 

62 25 
100 43 
6423 



49 30 
43 29 

86 49 

5039 

80 58 
67 30 
7150 
04 39 
7 53 
9 53 
.7 47 
46 80 



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37 28 20 
40 39,33 
04 41 40 
40 30 42 
53 39 42 
4332 40 

49 '25 38 
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47|7453 7554 41 
36 87 62'62 45 41 

46,70 48 60 4141 
72 38 41 

55 48 41 
64 49 41 



43 78 55 
42158 40 
37J62J4S 

20|42 30 
17137 80 
24 44 34 

29 53 40 
27 44 32 

30 54 39 
24155 43 



41 30 41 
3325 41 
40 29 41 
61 42 41 
65 45 1 41 
53 4241 
59 42 41 



WAGES OP 
TEACHERS. 



SS.OOper week 



2143 27 30 27 41 " " 

10,71 44j6244 41 $0,00 per week. 
18.43 27134 22 4T$5,00 per week 



•The Spring Term of this school was kept by Miss Lee, who has since deceased. 



132 



DISTRICT No. 10. 



The year was divided into three terms. 



TABLE III. 



SCHOOLS. 



Primary South, 
" North, 

Grammar, 



TEACHERS. 



Julia A. Baker, 
Marion C. Wallace, 
Philinda C. Scott, 
E. M. Hamblett, 
A. D. Cochran, 



: - 



- 




— 




- 
















^ 




o 




*. 


■-' 


- 












c 


> 



?<,?[< 



29.35 28 

94 44 02 41 i',3 i:. 



— 322l'-t8J38 

1— 



» - 

z - 



WAGES. 



22 27 95,00 per week. 

-21 '• 

50| 7 " " 

S35.00 per m'th 



32 
64 
55 40| 7 



DISTRICT No. 11 

Is divided into two terms. 



TABLE IV. 



Primary, 
Grammar, 



E. P. Webster, 
Sirena C. Quimby, 



74 38 W 26 80 40 — 
J 74 J 32 ! 50 1 34: j 4S j 30 1 — 



29 S5,00 per w"k. 
29, ii « 



STATISTICS OF SCHOOLS 

Not included in the preceding tables. 



TABLE V. 







£ 






r 


_ 












o 




■- 




a. 








41 




d 








- 








**. 




~ 








M 








a 




a 

30 




s 




5 




DISTRICTS. 


TEACHERS. 


O 
V. 






to 


• 


Z 

to 




it 


WAGES. 








-i. 






bf 


















































.- 


~ 1 i- <u 












21 


* 


4 


<ito 




>io. < >ne, 


Mary J. Mead, 


22 ' 25 


19 29 


S5,00 per week, 


Three, 


Pamelia A. Chapman, 


&t 


-i 


:;ii 


22| 


— 16 


11 r II 


Three, 


(li. J. ll(.yt, 
) Harriet Lane, 


- 


- 


- 


— la* 


26 


12 


; • r m'th. 
S6.00 per week. 


1 our, 


Harriet Bnrnham, 


— 


■_".• 


81 


25 40 


84 


"1 


H 


Five, 


Mary K. Sterens, 


43 


- 


80 






18 


a ii 


Five. 


(;. 1'. Killiurn, 








29 


28 




per m'th 


Six, 


Betsey B. Shepherd, 


as ui 


L8 


1-1 


— 






s.'i.Ofl per week. 


Mx, 


1.. s. Bntohlnaon, 


- 





— 


— 


24 


20 


7 


ft per m'th. 


Seven, 


\ mi M Hunt, 


(J0 


ay 


',;> 










16 


t week. 


,Sl". til, 


Nathaniel <'. Todd. 


— 


— 


— 


— 


18 


12 


12 


per m'th. 


Eight, 


11. J. Bowell, 




22 


22 


11 


— 


_ 


12 


ar Week. 


Eight, 


.1 T. Jrizel, 


— 


— 


— 




Us 


28 


6 


826,00 per m'th. 


>, ine, 


Letitia i iregg, 


m 


17 


26 


19 


— 





11 


S« r >,(X) per «eek. 


N me, 


< laroUno s. Gamble, 


— 


— '— 


- 


•j - 


16 


11 


II " a 



133 



I 



All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. C. TASKEE, 
WM. SAGE, 
T. T. ABBOTT, 
B.F.WALLACE, )> 
J. B. QUIMBY, 
J. H. GOODALE, 
T. P. SAWIN, 



School 
Committee. 



In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 20, 1855 : 
Read, accepted, and ordered to be printed : 

GEO. A. FRENCH, City Clerk. 



134 

INDEX. 



Amoskeag Falls Bridge, 32 

Abatement of Taxes, 82 

Assets of tho City, St", 

Almshouse Report, 100 

Auditor's Report, 89 

City Farm and Paupers, 11 

County Paupers, 14 

Commons, 51 

City Police 67 

City Hall, Offices and Stores, 70 

City Officers, 73 

City Debt Paid, SI 

City Debt, 85 

Contract with Manchester Athe- 

neum, 107 

City Library, 49 

Officers of, 10G 

" " Rules and Regula- 
tions of, 99 

" " Report of Trustees. 93 
" " " Treasurer, 90 

City Property, (see assets,) 86 

Evening Schools, -18 

Engineer's Report, 90 

Finance Committee's Report,... 7 
Fire Department, 57 

HIGHWAYS AND BBIDGBS. 

Granite Bridge, 34 

District No. 1, 18 

« 2, 19 

" 3, 22 

' ; " 4 . .23 

" 5 24 

» '• 6 25 

" 7 20 



District No. 8 27 

" 9 ^< 

" 10, 29 

" 11 31 

Highways, new, 35 

1 1 1 ' -i • 1 ental Fxpenses, 77 

Interest Paid, 81 

Lighting Streets, G5 

Militia 66 

Paupers off the Farm \~2 

Printing and Stationery, 70 

Population 88 

Repairs school houses, Dis. No. 2,50 

Reservoirs 56 

School District No. 1, 37 

" 2, 33 

" " " 3 ... 4° 

" " «« 4, 43 

" 5 44 

" " 0, 44 

** " 7, 45 

" " " 8, 45 

" " " 9, 40 

" 10, 40 

" 11, 47 



School house, District No. 2, see 

Repairs 50 

School District Property, 87 

Sewers and Drains, 54 

School Committee's Report 113 

Teachers' Institute 40 

Treasurer's Report 4 

"Valley'' Cemetery 53 

Valuation of property, Tax 



ERRATA. 

Page 81— under the boad of "INTEREST PAID ,M add the following 

Paid Coupons on Citj Stock $5,478 08 

Total amount of Interest paid, £0,100 34 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1 S55. $761 58 

Page 90— for amount carried forward, $3,595 10, read $85 00.