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

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THE 



TENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF\THE 



RECEIPTS AND .EXPENDITURES ' 



OF THE 



CITY OF MANCHESTER, 

- FOR THE 

•FISCAL, YEAR ENDING JAN. 31, 

•• 185 6, 



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




MANCHESTER, N. H.: 
STEAM- POWER PRESS OF ABBOTT & WARREN, 

NO. 84 ELM . STREET, MERCHANT' EXCHANGE. 
1856. 



NEW HAi ■ 
STATE LiBF 






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252.07 

I65<£ 



CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



In Board op Common Council. 

AN ORDER authorizing the printing of the Tenth Annual Report of 
the Receipts and Expenditures of the City of Manchester. 
Ordered, if the Board of Aldermen concur, That the Joint Standing 
Committee on Finance be, and they are hereby authorized to cause two 
thousand copies of the Tenth Annual Report of the Receipts and Expen- 
ditures of the City of Manchester to be printed, for 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, Feb'y 12, 1856. 
Read a first time — rules suspended — read a second time and passed. 

E. M. TOPLIFF, Clerk. 
In Board of Aldermen, Feb'y 13, 1856. 
Read a first time — rules suspended — read a second time and passed. 

GEO. A. FRENCH, City Clerk. 



ACCOUNT 



H. E, CHAMBERLIN, CITY TREAS'R, 



FEOM 



JANUARY 31st, 1855, TO FEBRUARY 1st, 1856. 



Dr. 



City of Manchester, in account current, from Jan. 31, 1855, 



To unpaid drafts, Feb. 1, 1855, $639 90 

City Farm, 7549 68 

Paupers off the Farm, 850 34 

County Paupers, 1658 68 

Highways and Bridges, Dist. No. 1, 546 24 

« No. 2, 3455 71 

" No. 3, 348 13 

" " No. 

" " No. 

" " No. 

" " No. 

" " No. 

" " No. 

" " No. 



4,... 64 45 

5, 210 46 

6, 227 23 

7, 417 52 

8, 22144 

9, 314 21 

10, 1418 73 

No. 11, 830 85 

Amoskeag Falls Bridge, 1333 33 

New Highways, 1715 77 

School District No. 1, 233 75 

No. 2, 14056 76 

No. 3, 470 89 

No. 4, 213 98 

No. 5, 128 12 

No. 6, : 138 85 

No. 7, 237 84 

No. 8, 63908 

No. 9, 189 26 

No . 10, 664 72 

No. 11, 348 31 

New School House, District No. 2, 2000 00 

City Library, 2016 06 

Repairs of School Houses, District No. 2, 3772 50 

Commons, 533 38 

The " Valley," 1572 19 

Sewers and Drains, 21 13 66 

Reservoirs, 108 99 

Fire Department, 13057 15 

Lighting Streets, 1593 11 

Militia, 235 00 

City Police, 5729 25 

City Hall Building, 671 23 

City Officers, 4133 33 

Printing and Stationery, 988 57 

Incidental Expenses, 2002 98 

Interest paid, 7732 57 

City Debt paid, 3000 00 

Teachers' Institute, 324 61 

School House Lot, District No. 2, 650 00 

Abatement of Taxes, 468 90 

$92427 71 

City Stock on hand, Feb. 1, 1856 2500 00 

Cash in Treasury, Feb. 1, 1856, 3913 44 

$98,841 15 



to Feb. 1, 1856, ivith Henry R. Chamberlin, City Treasurer. Or. 

By City Stock of 1854, on hand Feb. 1, 1855, 2000 0(1 

Cash in Treasury, Feb. 1, 1855, 9880 95 

" Rec'd from Loan, 2950 00 

City Stock created, 1855, 10000 00 

H. G. Lowell, Taxes, 1854, 2896 53 

H. G. Lowell, Taxes, 1855, 55504 61 

iEtna Ins. Co., Ins. on City Earn, 1308 10 

G. W. Stuart, Produce from City Farm, 725 31 

County of Hillsborough, support of Paupers, 1780 45 

A. Waterman, Paupers from other Towns, 78 43 

S. Bunton, " " " " 57 63 

State R. R. Tax, 1998 79 

State Literary Fund,. 869 36 

G. A. French, License to enter Sewers, 191 90 

Rent City Hall Stores, 1646 60 

« " " " « 847 00 

w < " Circus Licenses, 170 00 

Wm. H. Hill, Police Court Fines, &c. , 299 62 

Sam'l Hall, Police Court Fines, &c, 1040 24 

Harry Leeds, on " Coe Lot," 661 63 

City Scales, 140 23 

Stephen Palmer, sale of Lots in the " Valley," 882 34 

D. C. Bent, sale of Lots in the " Valley," 600 00 

Sundry Persons, overdrawn on Sch. Dist. No. 2, 115 72 

D. C. Bent, Grass on Commons, 52 00 

Sundry Persons, overdrawn on City Farm, 583 

T. S. Montgomery, Ani't unexpended Sch. Dist. No. 11,. 2 87 

D. W. Fling, Plank sold, ' 91 37 

City Liquor Agency, 25 00 

Am. Man. Co., overdrawn on Fire Dep't, 76 12 

T. T. Abbot, Plank sold, 40 

D. L. "Willey, overdrawn on Lighting Streets, 1 75 

Unpaid Drafts, Feb. 1, 1856, 1940 37 



i,841 15 



HENRY R. CHAMBERLIN, City Treasurer. 
Manchester, Feb. 1, 1856. 



City of Manchester, February 1st, 1856. 

The undersigned, Committee on Finance, in pursuance of the four- 
teenth Section of Chapter 3d of the Revised Ordinances, certify that we 
have examined the within account of Henry R. Chamberlin, City Treas- 
urer, and find the same correctly cast, and all payments and expenditures 
therein charged against the City, properly vouched. 

We find that there has been received into the Treasury during the 
year ending January 31st, 1856, including the balance on hand Febru- 
ary 1st, 1855, the sum of $96,900.78, and that there has been paid from 
the Treasury during the same time, the sum of $90,487.34, leaving in 
the Treasury, February 1st, 1856, a balance of $3,913.44 in cash, and 
$2-500 in City Stock. 

JOHN S. FOLSOM, "] 

T. T. ABBOT, Committee 

J. M. HARVEY, y on 

J. T. ANGELL, f Finance. 

EPHRAIM S. HARVEY, J 

In Common Council, Feb'y 12, 1856. 
Read and accepted, — 

E. M. TOPLIFF, Clerk. 
In Board of Aldermen, Feb'y 13, 1856. 
Read and accepted, — 

GEO. A. FRENCH, City Clerk. 



REPORT 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 



In conformity with the provisions of the City Charter and Revised 
Ordinances, the Joint Standing Committee on Finance make to the 
City Council their annual Statement of the Expenditures of the Finan- 
cial Year ending January 31st, 1856. 

The total Income as shown by the Treasurer's account, 

amounts to $96,900. 7X 

The total Expenditures have been 90,487.34 

Leaving a balance, including $2500 of City Stock, on 

hand Feb. 1, 1856, of 6,413.44 

From this deduct for unpaid bills, as per Treasurer's 

account, , 1,940.37 

Leaves 4,473.07 

To this add the balance of Taxes for 1855, not paid in by 

Collector, 11,326.43 

And we have the balance of Receipts over Expenditures 

for the past year, of 15,790.50 

Deduct the Loan made this year, 10,000.0 

And we have still a balance in the Treasury, from the 

ordinary resources, of 5,799.15 

The amount of outstanding bills against the City at the commence- 
ment of the past year was very large. The amount at the present time 
not collected, and allowed by the Committee on Accounts, is presumed 
to be very small. The present is therefore a favorable time to introduce 
such restrictions and regulations in the mode of contracting accounts 
against the City, as will enable the government at all times to know 
how far the appropriations have been expended, and to what extent the 
Treasury is involved by these incidental liabilities. 

The Committee have brought this subject to the notice of the City 
Council, with the conviction that it ought to engage their immediate 
attention. 



8 

From the above statement it is plain that the estimates and appropria- 
tions made at the commencement of the year, were amply sufficient for 
the wants of the City, and had the money been in the Treasury at the 
time it was wanted to meet the payments, the Loan of the past year need 
not, and would not have been made. We would not be understood as ' 
censuring any one by these remarks, for we believe the fault lies chiefly 
in the manner of transacting the business of the City, and we think the 
interests of the City call loudly for a change. 

JOHN S. FOLSOM, "] Joint Stand- 
's. T. ABBOT, 1 ing 
J.M.HARVEY, {Committee on 
J. T. ANGELL, J Finance. 

In Common Council, Feb'y 12, 1856. 
Read and accepted, — 

E. M. TOPLIFF, Clerk. 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb'y 13, 1856. 
Read and accepted in concurrence : 

GEO. A. FRENCH, City Clerk. 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES. 



The Appropriations made by the City Council for the Financial year 
ending January 31st, 1856, with the unexpended balance of the previous 
year ; the transfers from one appropriation to another ; together with 
the expenditures under each appropriation ; and the unexpended bal- 
ances. 

CITY FARM AND PAUPERS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $125 58 

ropriated April, 1855, 4000 00 

Dec, 1855, 419190 

Insurance on Barn, 1308 10 

Transfer from New Highways, 550 00 

Sundry persons overdrawn, 5 83 

$ lom 41 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid G. W. Stuart, Superintendent, $340 00 

" " " 66 nights' labor, 66 00 

" " " cash paid sundry persons, 182 67 

Zadok Wright for labor, 300 07 

M. O. T. Goodhue for labor, 86 18 

Orlando Young " 53 50 

John Boody " 7 00 

Bradstreet Doe " 14 54 

G. W. Adams for groceries, 21 81 

D. C. Bent " 13 07 

Demick & Currier " 4 70 

Eastman & Son " 87 13 

H. & J. P. Dennison for groceries, 106 43 

T. S. Marshall ' " 25 10 

J.L.Fogg " 12 00 

Wilson & Fogg " 25 18 

Moore, Sargent & Hall " 14 43 

Kidder & Duncklee " 36 77 

Fisher & Epps » 6198 

Amount carried porward, $1458 56 



10 

Amount brought forward, . $1458 56 

Paid J. B. Stowell for groceries, 4 48 

Hardy & Plummer " 20 91 

Bent & Shepherd " 101 12 

W. & A. Crosby " 2 67 

Abbott & Co. for flour and meal, 639 00 

H. R. Chamberlin for clothing, 7 08 

Raymond & Walker " 1 25 

Mitchell & Questrom " 156 

Hoyt & Robinson " 21 92 

J. Clark & Co. " 5 30 

G. H. French " 4 88 

Plumer & Bailey " 18 08 

I. Shepherd & Co. " 31 20 

Richard Streeter for black-smithing, 38 46 

J. M. & S. F. Stanton for black-smithing, .... 8 30 

Caleb Cage " 13 59 

Bunton & Streeter " 22 95 

Gilmore & Bun ton " 98 62 

E. Griffin " 6 92 

Amoskeag Man'g Co. " 1 89 

G. W. Merriam " 4 34 

Herrick & Hartshorn for bread, 385 

George & Co. for medicines, 2 98 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co. for hardware, 46 36 

C. M. Hubbard " 14 10 

Kimball & Co. " 30 37 

Dennis & Varick " 15 41 

Varick & Storm, " 2146 

N. Eastabrook " 4 00 

F. Kimball for lumber, 3 50 

Baldwin & Co. for lumber, 68 17 

Cheney & Wilson for team, 17 50 

Wilson, Cheney & Co. for team, 16 75 

Hill & Cheney " ' 2 50 

Fling & Haines " 19 00 

Fling & Spofford " 5 50 

Noble Prime " 150 

A.E.Farley " 5 00 

D. K. Prescott » 2 75 

Amount carried forward, $2793 78 



11 

Amount brought forward, $2793 78 

Paid D. B. Nelson for team, 50 

D. M. Adams lightning rods, 37 50 

R. Button for repairs on house, 2 75 

J.G.Davis " " " 5 01 

Neal & Holbrook for repairs on house, 2 90 

Davis Baker for painting, 41 58 

Tristram Hurd for painting, 24 50 

John M.Sawyer " 18 93 

Brown & Colley " G 24 

E. Ferren for dry goods, 30 73 

T. H. Stevens for papering house, 7 25 

J. B. Johnson for paper hangings, 1 G2 

W. H. Fisk " " " 7 02 

J. R. Dudley for masonry, 3 00 

W. Adriance for paints and oils, 81 05 

H. S. Whitney for pump and repairs, 23 43 

Eben Clark for harness, 20 73 

Geo. T. Mixer for repairs on harness, 50 

Chas. Clough for white- washing, 4 25 

Chas. H. Ayers for sleigh, 25 00 

J. D. Bean for furniture, 4 15 

Hiram Green" " 8 00 

S. Bunton " " 14 28 

M. R. Vincent for moving furniture, 75 

Chas. Young for grafting, 12 17 

City Liquor Agency, 62 

J. H. Stevens for pasturing, 25 00 

T.Campbell " " 16 00 

D. W. Fling for two yoke of oxen 320 50 

C. D. Horr&Son, 4 91 

Abbott, Jenks & Co. for printing, 2 00 

Saunders & Co. for horse blankets, 7 00 

E. G. Woodman for moving Robinson, 1 00 

D. W. Fling for team, 4 50 

Kidder & Duncklee for potash, 3 25 

A. G. Varney for iron-work, 89 

D. & D. B. Wilson for soap, 2 25 

Hall, Perkins & Moore for lime, 1 17 

M. D. Stokes for stone posts, 6 00 

Amount carried forward, $3578 71 



12 



Amount brought forward, $3578 71 

Paid J. B. McCrillis, 1 00 

I. W. Smith for insurance papers, 22 00 



$300171 



LABOR AND MATERIALS FOR NEW BARN. 



Paid B. F. Locke for labor, $620 08 

J. B. Watson for labor, 182 75 

Bradstreet Doe " 
James Darrah " 
Weare Leavitt " 
Joseph Leavitt " 
P. Connell " 
Wm. Mills " 
David McFerson for labor, 64 00 



D. C. Bent 

Walter Neal " 
T. T. Abbot 

Robert Stevens " 

Thomas Shea " 

Leonard Streeter " 

Andrew Bunton " 

Stephen Palmer " 
A. L. Hutchinson " 

J. B. Sawyer " 

John Kelley " 

John Shea " 

Michael Welch " 

John Carey " 

John Prendable " 

John White " 

John Rourke " 

S. F. Currier " 

James Durock k< 



36 87 


3150 


46 00 


5100 


32 19 


70 50 


64 00 


45 25 


7 50 


10 00 


7 50 


6 00 


6 00 


1125 


6 00 


13197 


12 73 


4 33 


4 33 


4 33 


4 33 


4 33 


12 73 


7 31 


8 12 


6 00 



Amount carried forward, $1434 90 



13 

Amount brought forward, $1434 90 

Paid Thos. Oastillon for labor, 7 03 

James Burke " " 5 42 

Smith & Wallace for lumber, 1084 47 

Cole & Davis « " 4G0 25 

A. McCrillis " " 112 55 

Dennis & Varick for nails, 93 27 

J. M. & S. F. Stanton for bolts, 42 08 

Baldwin & Co. for lumber, 184 29 

J. C. Hill for teaming, 4 50 

Hiram Brown for derrick, . 10 00 

J. C. Young for tinning barn, 19 44 

Jos. Goodwin for stone, 6 00 

Amoskeag Man'g Co., 39 48 

David Farmer for drag, 5 00 

D. M. Adams for lightning rods, 87 15 

David Hill for insurance, 1G 75 

Saunders & Co. for harnesses to supply the place 

of those destroyed by fire, 84 89 

A. TV. Sanborn for wagon, 87 00 

Dennis & Varick for farming implements, 106 12 

Andrew McCrillis for cart-wheels, 17 38 

Kimball & Co. for farming implements, 50 00 



PAUPERS OFF THE FARM. 

Paid Boyd & Corey for shoes, $1 28 

J. Clark & Co. " " 90 

G. TV. Thayer" " 82 

A. S. Trask " " 125 

J. Prescott for batting, 50 

Peter Smith for funeral expenses of Tubbs,. . . 2 00 

J. J. Straw " " " " paupers,. 20 30 

D . Mack for moving pauper, 2 50 

D . B. Nelson for moving pauper, 5 00 

Amount carried forward, $34 55 



§7549 68 



14 

Amount brought forward, $34 55 

Paid S. D. Sherburn for moving pauper, 1 50 

P. Kimball for wood, 8 75 

C. H. Eastman for wood, 18 13 

N. Corning for board of Ezra Corning, 94 40 

Cheney & Barr for wood, 3 50 

H. & J. P. Dcnnison for groceries, 23 60 

S.B.Paige " " 3 99 

Cheney & Barr " " 26 59 

R.White " " 35 83 

Willey&Co. " " 50 04 

Ira Barr & Co. " " 7 00 

Piatt & Co. " " 17 86 

G.W.Adams " " 2 00 

Bent & Shepherd " " 18 33 

Kidder & Duncklee " " 4 58 

Berry & Co. " " 4 00 

Bicker & Godfrey " " 8 72 

E. McQueston " " 16 01 

Hardy & Moore " " 7 12 

S. Mullen & Co. " " 8 37 

Fisher & Epps « " 10 00 

Bartlett & Farrar « " 100 

Gage&Spofford " " 5 00 

Lane & James " " 2 00 

S. Palmer for journey to Auburn, 1 50 

J. Kittridge for rent, 10 50 

E.Smith " " 12 00 

R. B. Hall for board of Griffin, 13 00 

H. Quimby" " « Flanders family, 24 50 

J. C. Judd " " " Cross, 20 00 

D. Robinson for board of George, 5 00 

R. Pillsbury " " " Saunders, 14 00 

C. Wyman " " " Prescott, 12 87 

N. H. Asylum for board of Garvin & Dakin,. 222 01 

T. M. Hanson for medical attendance, 2 50 

R.H.Paige " " " 2 00 

M. Brown for rent 6 00 

L. H. Brown for robe, 2 25 

H. Peacock for team, 1 00 

Amount carried forward, $762 00 



15 

Amount brought forward, $762 00 

Paid L. II. Sleeper for team, 2 25 

D. K. Prescott " " 1 50 

D. C. Gould for fare to sundry places, 4 95 

Chas. Chapman for groceries, 14 94 

J. Tenney for printing overseer's account,. ... 12 00 

M. R. Vincent for moving furniture, 2 00 

S. S. Moulton for rent, 1 88 

E. Richards for care of Pollard, 5 12 

A. W. Thompson for care of Pollard, 5 00 

S. Bunton for stationery, 1 50 

D. T. Norris for board of Ordway, 2 00 

W. A. Putney for 8 y'ds print, 80 

L. H. Sleeper for wood, 5 00 

M. J. Ames for board of D. Ames, 12 50 

C. Taylor for care of Duloff, 4 00 

J. C. Barker for care of Duloff, 9 42 

L. & A. Jackson for dry goods, 2 48 

J. B. Campbell for team, 1 00 



Amount paid for County paupers, $1658 68. 
Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 1856, $119-71. 



$850 34 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



DISTRICT NO. 1. 

Balance undrawn, Feb'y 1, 1855, $46 24 

Amount appropriated, April, 1855, 500 00 

Dec., 1855, 125 00 $671 24 

EXPENDITURES . 

Paid for LABOR. 

Edward Hall, Surveyor, $85 19 

James Stevens, 2 00 

J. E. Kimball, 18 75 

R. R. Strong, 20 00 

Arch Gamble, Jr., 18 00 

Moses Wells, 10 40 

Joshua Sawyer, 18 50 

Stark Ray, 6 75 

C. W. Rowell, 3 00 

John Stark, 32 50 

George Clark, 130 00 

G. W. Dustin, 15 50 

Nehemiah Preston, 18 00 

John Campbell, 5 90 

Aaron Towns, 2 50 

Samuel Hall, 3 75 

J. M. Rowell, 11 00 

G. W. Cate, 14 50 

Reuben Kimball, 30 00 

W. Campbell, 8 50 

B. F. Stark, 1 00 

Peter Kimball, 45 75 

J. S. Yeaton, 7 50 

J. O. Clark, 50 

A. J. Cate, 5 00 

L. Campbell, 3 50 

Chas. Bunton, 11 25 

H. Quimby, 8 50 

James McGregor, 5 00 

F. Kimball for use of derrick, 3 50 

. $546 24 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1856, $125 00. 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 2. 

Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 1855, $230 58 

Appropriated April, 1855, 2500 00 

Dec, 1855, 900 00 $3030 5S 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Daniel Fling, Surveyor, $405 10 

James Richards, 539 32 

Wm. Mills, 12G 12 

Samuel Seavy, 23 50 

John Clement, 65 35 

Timothy Currier, 81 50 

Osman Pixley, 199 07 

Geo. Chamberlin, 38 90 

J. W. Dustin, 48 75 

Dennis Burns, 127 79 

John Brown, 115 54 

E. McQueston, 55 19 

L. Raymond, 2 50 

E. Curtis, 13 25 

A. Bunton, 19 12 

John White, 1 00 

John Walcott, 5 00 

D. G. Heath, 7 00 

Luke Morse, 275 

M. Junkins, 5 00 

Robert Moore, 1 00 

J. P. Sanborn, 8 00 

D. Allen, 2 56 

John Dawson, 5 00 

H. Harriman, 5 17 

Joseph Simons, 49 96 

Elijah Strong, 5 42 

Frank Dawson, 9 75 

P. O. Council, 1 62 

John Murray, 2 50 

Amount carried forward, $1972 79 

2 



18 

Amount brought forward, $1972 79 

Paid Wm. F. Sanborn, 27 24 

Thomas "Welch, 86 23 

Joseph Leavitt, 29 00 

Samuel Whitcomb, 5 42 

Weare Leavitt, 9 00 

D. K. Perkins, 4 86 

D. Simons, 24 37 

Daniel Mahoney , 160 51 

Abram Hall, 23 75 

T. S. Parker, 6 50 

E. Hanson, 27 50 

John Stearns, 7 60 

Geo. Webster, 15 12 

P. O. Caswell, 3 24 

Horace Bailey, 226 85 

Wm. M. Webster, 63 00 

M. Johnson, 13 64 

John Northrup, 3 12 

J. L. Newton, 10 42 

T. T. Abbot, 4 45 

B. F. Porter, 1 62 

Albert Kollins, 1 62 

Joseph T. Chase, 54 

L. Cleavland, 13 50 

Wm. Cleavland, 7 30 

L. O'Brien, 7 02 

P. Hagherty, 7 29 

A. D. Hatch, 8 00 

D. Murphy, 3 25 

James Piper, 1 00 

Samuel Dame, 2 25 

To sundry small bills, 12 75 

Baldwin & Co. for lumber, 12 71 

Farmer & Head " 42 

Kimball & Co. " 50 44 

J. &W. Leavitt " 28 00 

F.Kimball « 18 67 

B. P. Cilley « 20 00 

Dennis & Varick 2 11 

Amount carried forward, $2923 10 



19 

Amount brought forward, $2923 10 

Paid Gihnore & Bunton for iron-work, 6 16 

Lampson & Marden for lumber, 4 32 

Manchester Print "Works for lumber, 15 66 

Fling & Spofford for teams, 8 25 

Northern R. R. Co. for frieght, 25 00 

A. Waitt, Jr. for lumber, 112 66 

J. B. Sawyer for surveying, 3 54 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., 19 40 

M. D. Stokes for stone, 168 85 

Joseph Sawyer for lumber, 80 00 

Neal & Holbrook for labor, 1 25 

G. W. Merriam for black-smithing, 9 65 

J. B. Clarke for printing, 3 00 

A. B. Sanborn & Co., 3 00 

Daniel Farmer for labor, 2 22 

Kidder & Duncklee, 96 

B. Currier for wheel-barrow, 2 25 

G. Varney for black-smithing, 20 38 

Wm. Craig for posting bills, 30 

Osgood Paige for surveying lumber, 50 

J. S. Moulton, 8 75 

A. W. Joy, 10 50 

A. McCrillis, 1 14 

S. S. Moulton, 24 87 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $174 87. 



$3455 71 

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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 3. 

Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 1855, $21 46 

Appropriated April, 1855, 350 00 $371 46 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Benjamin Brown, Surveyor, $67 15 

J. F. Stark, 1 08 

C. Haseltine, 18 36 

G. M. Smith, 8 91 

G. S. Dickey, 19 71 

W.S.Locke, 20 67 

B. F. Mitchell, 64 51 

G. W. Mitchell, 3 40 

Jacob Butler, 16 70 

James Cheney, 12 79 

E. C. Howlett, 11 84 

Groves Brown, 11 34 

Hibbard Stevens, 19 68 

Levi Bachelder, 16 98 

J. G. Eveleth, 10 76 

Peter Mitchell, 11 65 

James Nutt, 10 00 

D. Webster, 2 58 

John Calef, 5 16 

N. Webster, 50 

C. K. Tucker, 50 

J. F. Smith, 1 89 

G. M. Smith, 3 24 

D. Young, 2 58 

Kimball & Co. for lumber, 2 25 

Gilmore & Bunton, 2 40 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., 1 50 

® 34H 13 

Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 1856, $23 33. 



21 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 4 
Appropriated April, 1855, $175 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

John Calef, Surveyor, $38 33 

David Webster, 21 38 

Franklin Webster, 3 25 

Wilson, Cheney & Co. for team, 1 50 

~ $ 644r> 

Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 1856, $110 54. 



22 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 5. 

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

Appropriated April, 1855, , . , 250 00 $267 90 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Gilman Harvey, Surveyor, $44 16 

James M. Young, 9 50 

John Dickey, 15 75 

Wm. M. Dickey, 5 50 

John Young, 18 02 

James Emerson, 21 22 

Jonas Harvey, Jr. , 31 73 

Alfred V. Perry, 75 

Eodnia Nutt, 9 00 

Parker Merrill, 2 75 

E. S. Harvey, 19 08 

Wallace Young, i 1 00 

W. W. Dickey, 3 00 

S. B. Hill, 4 00 

Jacob Brown, 4 00 

James Nutt, 3 00 

E. Roby, 6 00 

J. McQueston, 4 50 

Wm. P. Merrill, 2 00 

John Dickey, 2 00 

A. Weston, 1 00 

BlanchardHill, 1 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co. for team, 1 50 

— $210 46 

Balance undrawn Feb'y L, 1£56, $57 44: 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 6. 

Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 1855,. . . > . $17 45 

Appropriated April, 1855, 225 00 $242 45 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

William Hoyt, Surveyor, $40 87 

Joshua Corning, 14 19 

Oliver Hunt, 1 00 

David Dickey, Jr. , 4 50 

David Dickey, 3d, 1 50 

Stephen Baker, 50 

Amos "Webster, 21 50 

Moses Griffin, 5 00 

J. M. Webster, 8 00 

James Chase, 2 00 

Gilman Clough, 4 87 

James Wiley, 8 00 

J. P. Webster, 13 75 

A. C. Webster 13 50 

James Blaisdell, 50 

Daniel Dickey, 38 62 

H. B. Saloame, 5 00 

J. Mclntyre, 5 00 

Stephen M. Baker, 7 50 

James Webster, 7 75 

David Dickey, 2 25 

Daniel H. Dickey, 50 

George Dickey, 1 00 

Sawyer & Simons for lumber, 16 14 

Kimball & Co. " 154 

Wilson, Cheney & Co. for team, 2 25 

$227 23 

Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 1856, $15 22. 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 7. 

Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 1855, $93 67 

Appropriated April, 1855, 350 00 $443 67 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Nathan Johnson, Surveyor, $78 80 

S. Leavitt, 1 00 

J. Hall, 80 

J. Plummer, 1 00 

J. B. Daniels, 1 50 

M. Norris, 5 00 

H. Hayward, 2 25 

J. E. Herrick, 33 54 

Richard Young, 10 00 

Chas. Young, 7 00 

James Hall, 2d, 14 75 

Israel Webster, 16 25 

S. Tobey, 18 00 

Robert Stevens, 22 57 

Edmund Stevens, 16 25 

Josiah Perry, 8 50 

Newell Perry, 8 75 

Robinson Young, 6 00 

Isaac Huse, 8 19 

L. Morse, 6 25 

O. A. Hall, 20 94 

Wm. Stevens, 6 00 

W. S. Dearborn, 9 50 

J. H. Proctor, 27 25 

Horace Stevens, 4 00 

John Proctor, 14 38 

James Cutler, 4 00 

J. P. Young, 5 00 

True Noyes, 1 00 

Robert Hall, 75 

Amount carried forward, $417 42 



25 

Amount brought forward, $417 42 

Paid ¥m. H. Webster, 2 75 

Geo. Porter, 3 50 

John Johnson, 1 00 

S. Emerson, 1 00 

John Jacobs, 1 00 

J. B. Pierce, 50 • 

David Young, 94 

Freeman Tuttle, 50 

Joseph Cross, 5 90 

J. R. Barrett, 50 

Joseph Perry, 2 00 

W. French, 3 00 

James Hall, Jr., 3 00 

Blanchard Young, 167 

Noyes Farmer, 2 00 

John Leavitt, 4 67 

J. Plummer, 2 50 

O. Young, 50 

P. Farmer, 1 00 

W. Leavitt, 67 

M. Elliott, 30 

Wilson, Cheney & Co. for team, 2 00 

Gilmore & Bunton for pick, # . 99 

J. & N. Peavy for lumber, 5 92 

S. Leavitt & Son for lumber, 4 34 

Rueben B. Paige for gravel, 4 00 

Dennis & Varick 2 15 

$ 41 7 52 

Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 1856, $26 15. 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 8. 

Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 1855, $30 46 

Appropriated April, 1855, 200 00 $230 46 

EXPENDITURES, 

Paid for LABOR. 

Joseph Brown, Surveyor, $32 83 

John Proctor, 38 98 

John H. Proctor, 34 25 

Edward Proctor, 31 95 

John W. Proctor, 6 58 

Geo. Young, 14 38 

Amos Spofford, 3 50 

Wm, Brown, 5 33 

Henry Stevens, 7 75 

Peter Farmer 5 00 

Gilman Reed, 22 89 

Nathan Johnson, 3 00 

Luther Proctor, 4 50 

P. Haseltine, ? 1 00 

John Lougee, 1 00 

James Cutler, 2 00 

E. P. Offiitt, 4 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., 2 5 $221 44 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $9 02. 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 9. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $41 23 

Appropriated April, 1855, 275 00 $316 23 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

H. Corning, $11 88 

W. H. Noyes, 14 67 

E. McQueston, 1 32 

S. Haseltine, 6 50 

B. W. Corning, 9 40 

A. N. Scott, 60 

A. G. Corning, 4 95 

D. L. Corning, 50 

Johnson Morse, 4 25 

J. G. Webster, 197 24 

J. G.Dickey, 40 

Jesse Cross, , 6 00 

J. Y. McQuestion, 7 25 

Clifton McQuestion, 9 50 

Geo. Corning, 3 00 

Caleb Haseltine, 4 50 

Reuben Haseltine, 2 00 

Leonard Haseltine, 3 50 

Nathan Corning, 4 00 

James Currier, 3 50 

Johnson Morse, 5 50 

G. W. Haseltine, 8 50 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., 3 25 

F. Page, 2 00 

$314 21 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $2 02. 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 10. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $80 91 

Appropriated April, 1855, 600 00 

Dee., 1855,. . . 800 00 $1480 91 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

William B. Gage, $163 12 

Nathan Garvin, 117 50 

Robert Martin, 8 12 

N. S. Martin, 50 00 

E. Jacobs, 46 97 

J. S.Jacobs, 3 51 

H. J. Plummer, 2 00 

Alfred Rogers, 3 75 

John Northrup, 4 37 

Michael Malton, 18 50 

Dennis Sullivan, . . . , 17 00 

Thomas Frost, 2 00 

John Davis, 1 00 

J. Page, 14 62 

J. Walker, 7 00 

B. B. Quimby, 5 62 

John Bartlett, 1 50 

R. L. Livingston, 4 50 

J. S. Moulton, 9 68 

L. Cleveland, 7 08 

L. O'Brien, 6 76 

D. Hagherty, 27 

Wm. Cleavland, 146 

A. D. Hatch, 2 25 

John Stevens, 1 62 

S. S. Moulton, 25 04 

George Stevens, 3 16 

John Moulton, 2 50 

Amount carried forward, $531 90 



29 

Amount brought forward, $531 90 

C. S. Johnson, 1 00 

John Brown, 5 40 

T. Currier, 3 79 

J. L. Newton, 4 75 

Geo. Chamberlain, 2 16 

Kimball & Co. for lumber, 24 42 

Smith & Wallace, « 477 11 

Aaron Waitt, " 112 66 

Dennis & Varick, " 1101 

IraBarr&Co., " 2 98 

Truel & Jewett, " 4 00 

Sawyer & Simons, " 204 80 

William P. Riddle, " 3 75 

Wilson & Cheney for team, 4 00 

N. R. R. for freight, 25 00 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $62 18. 



$1418 73 



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HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES— DISTRICT NO. 11. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1855, 14 95 

Appropriated, April, 1855, 800 00 

" Dec, " 3000 $84495 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Samuel Austin, $165 44 

Roger Stevens, 64 14 

Thomas Frost, 28 35 

John B. Davis, 30 51 

George Bailey, 217 23 

George Davis, 5 94 

Henry Peacock, 3 75 

J. Hartshorn, 63 96 

J. Philbrick, 21 00 

J. Collins, 37 08 

T. Stearns, 9 50 

N. Quimby, 1 75 

J. Field, 1 75 

G. Wheelon, 50 

Michael Mora, 1 25 

Daniel Farmer, 102 63 

Asa Libby, 5 00 

E. Stearns, 5 07 

Levi Russell, 7 24 

A. Partridge, 5 00 

Ira Bagley, 1 00 

T. C. Stearns, 2 70 

S. Sleeper, 3 00 

Wilson, Cheeney & Co., 3 00 

F. Kimball, 4 00 

Dennis & Varrick, 7 21 

Smith & Wallace, 32 11 

Kimball & Co., 74 

$830 85 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1856, $14 10. 



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GRANITE BRIDGE. 

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



The expenses upon this Bridge have been included in the 
expenditures of Highways, Districts Nos. 2 and 10, amount- 
ing to $1212 39 



AMOSKEAG FALLS BRIDGE. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1855, $700 00 

Appropriated, 700 00 $1400 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Dutton "Woods, for sheathing sides of bridge, 

and double floors, as per contract, $1000 00 

Stephen Palmer, 253 24 

Fred. Smith, services as committee, 45 00 

J. N. Bruce, lettering, 6 25 

Kimball & Co., lumber, 1 58 

Abbott & Co., 6 93 

F. Kimball, 6 50 

P. Kimball, 12 58 

W. C. Abbott, 1 25 

$1333 33 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1856, $66 67. 



NEW HIGHWAYS. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1855, $1610 02 

Appropriated, April, 1855, 5000 00 

$6610 02 
Deduct amount transferred to other appropriations, 4080 90 $2529 12 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

William Mills, $382 91 

John White,. 24 36 

James Rourke, 70 63 

T. Currier, 5 96 

T. Oastellon, 82 57 

I. Shepherd, 27 58 

N. Tilton, 18 00 

N. N. Maxwell, 2 16 

John Wolcott, 3 24 

Geo. Hunt, 205 50 

S. P. Parker, 62 35 

J. Dower, 14 06 

L. Aldrich, 20 38 

D. Allen, 2 16 

J. Collins, 8 12 

N. O'Brien, 12 91 

L. Streeter, 3 25 

J. F. James, 31 00 

D. Hagherty, 3 25 

T. Ruon, 2 16 

John Carey, 10 82 

T. T. Abbot, 50 00 

J. Leavitt, 28 00 

P. Carshion, 2 90 

John Leavitt, 118 75 

Michael Curran, 1 60 

John Gogging, 135 

Weare Leavitt, 22 23 

Amount carried forward, $1229 20 



33 

Amount brought forward, $1229 20 

Paid L. O'Brien, 4 87 

P. Hagherty, 33 37 

P. Glannon, 31 81 

D. B. Osgood, 12 71 

D. W. Fling, 3 50 

A. Hall, 11 64 

E. G. Haines, 14 30 

G. Varney, 14 13 

W. S. Morey, 2 00 

John Cragin, 4 34 

J. Savage, 9 72 

John Gallahan, 7 03 

T. McKew, 4 50 

A. M. Chapin, 17 50 

J. S. Yeaton, 8 50 

Paid for MATERIALS. 

Amoskeag Manuf. Co 10 36 

Smith & Wallace, 17 65 

Dennis & Varick, 34 90 

J. B. McCrillis, 85 

Fling & Spofford, team, 3 25 

Lampson & Marden, lumber, 2 25 

J. M. Barnes, land, 125 00 

J. & T. Burseil, land, 25 00 

Kidder & Duncklee, powder, 4 37 

Hill & Cheney, team, 5 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., team, 40 75 

A. Wyman, lumber, 60 00 

G. W. Adams, powder, 1 12 

S. D. Lord, services before committee, 6 15 



$1715 77 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1856, $812 35. 



SCHOOLS 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1855, $47 26 

Appropriated, April, 1855, 175 00 

Dec., " 10 00 $232 26 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Mary I. N. Reed, $65 37 

Abbie M. Sage, 42 00 

Mary A. Sweatt, 68 00 

J. E. Kimball, two and one-half cords of wood,. . 16 25 

Arch. Gamble, 2 00 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., 50 

Reuben Kimball, 20 25 

Hill & Cheney, team, 1 50 

J. B. Morrill, repairs, 13 24 

Hersey & Tilton, stationery, 1 52 

Clark & Hoyt, 62 

D. T. Norris, 2 50 

— $ 233 75 

Overdrawn, $1 49. 



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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2. 

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

Appropriated, April, 1855, 13000 00 

Amount overdrawn by sundry individuals, 115 72 $15237 59 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION and care of rooms. 

John P. Newell, 

Samuel Upton, 234 17 

Charles A. Wilson, 85 00 

William H. Ward, 819 84 

William A. Webster, 814 25 

Charles Aldrich, 820 60 

J. C. Harriman, 458 35 

Jennie L. Merriam, 257 00 

Lucretia Manahan, 191 00 

Mary Flanders, 257 00 

E. T. B. Woodworth, 257 00 

Annie M. Hunt, 257 00 

Hannah Slade, 257 00 

Emily Ward, 257 00 

Lucinda II. Jones, 257 00 

Julia A. Lull, 232 66 

M. J. Eaton, 232 25 

H. W. Patterson, 235 50 

M. R. Scott, 235 25 

L. A. Brown, 234 75 

M. Eaton, ' 265 00 

N. S. Bunton 233 00 

S. W. Bodwell, 116 00 

M. M. Ladd, 232 25 

H. G. Lane, 235 00 

J. A. Brown, 234 25 

S. Stevens, 234 25 

S. E. Yeaton, 235 90 

R. L. Hamblet, 237 00 

S. S. Putney, 234 25 

Amount carried forward, $9494 40 



Amount brought forward, $9494 40 

Paid M. A. Richardson, 230 50 

L. P. Gove, 236 00 

M. E. Webster, 233 00 

H. J. W. Gove, 238 00 

P. P. Parker, 240 00 

M. E. Stevens, 233 00 

Ruth Porter, 126 00 

A. Currier, 63 20 

A. M. Sage, 4 00 

H. M. Morrill, 232 25 

A. A. Allison, 60 00 $11390 35 

Paid for WOOD and COAL, and preparing same. 

Moore, Sargent & Hall, $163 09 

Edward Metcalf, 100 00 

Edward Clough, 251 93 

J. G. Coult, 263 14 

Hall, Perkins & Moore, 241 81 

J. H. Proctor, 22 50 

T. T. Abbot, 1 00 

R.White &Co M 150 

J. H. Goodale, 7 71 

Daniel Buckley, 15 50 

O. Pixley, 7 50 

D. N. Peavey, 3 00 

F. Kimball, 15 00 

Cheney & Barr, 36 94 

Charles Cheney, 3 50 

Fred. Smyth, 83 50 

George Regan, 11 54 

Benj. Currier, 51 50 

Mullen & Cheney, 31 48 

N. Knowlton, 10 00 

Hall & Hubbard, 4 50 

C. H. Eastman, 7 75 

Kimball & Co., 13 26 

George O. Odlin, 44 50 1392 15 

Paid for FURNITURE. 

Clark & Hoyt, 16 92 

Amount carried forward, $16 92 $12782 50 



37 

Amount brought forward, $16 92 $12782 50 

Paid D. L. Willey & Co., mats, 4 66 

Dennis & Varick, brooms, brushes, &c, 90 47 

Daniel Buckley, feather brush, 1 20 

H. G. Wilson, brushes, 4 00 

C. M. Hubbard & Co., stone pitcher, 75 

E. B. Stearns, brooms, 4 90 

Bacon & Nichols, sponges, 2 43 

T. Dunlap, clocks and thermometers, 41 75 

James Whicher, brooms, 17 50 

A. O. Parker & Co., mats, &c, 26 56 

Dudley & Parker, brushes, dust-pans, &c.,. ... 5 77 

Samuel Anderson, stove, 6 00 

R. D. Mooers, 4 57 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co. , stoves, 82 99 

Bartlett & Farrar, brooms and pails, 5 88 

A. Houghton, chairs, 45 

J. A. Perry, sponges,. 3 80 

E. P. Offut, chairs, 4 00 

W. Shattuck, inks and cover, 20 75 

Bent & Shepherd, brooms, 1 21 

Daniels, Forsaith & "Co., 7 55 

S. S. Moulton, 75 

Kidder & Duncklee, 38 

A.G.Tucker, 95 $356 19 

Paid for STATIONERY. 

Hersey & Tilton, 194 03 

J. B. Johnson, 31 22 

Tewksbury & Brother, 14 18 

McColley & Hale, 52 43 291 86 

Paid for PRINTING and ADVERTISING. 

Jonathan Tenney, 28 50 

John H. Goodale, 20 25 

Abbott, Jenks & Co., 9 75 

Adams., Hildreth & Co., 26 33 

William Craig, posting bills, 50 

J.B.Clarke, 3 00 88 33 

Paid for MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

Daniel Marsh, rent, 75 00 

Amount carried forward, $75 00 $13518 88 



Amount brought forward, $75 00 $13518 88 

Paid Noah Clark, rent, 44 90 

David Cross, deeds and recording, 2 50 

E. Ferren, carpet and curtains, 27 29 

G. W. Brooks, repairs, 1 54 

R. White & Co., trucking, 62 

Charles Clough, cleaning snow from sidewalk,. 34 

G. W. Stratton, use of piano, 30 00 

H. M. Bacon, paid cleaning room, 2 00 

James Eastman, 5 00 

George A. French, clerk, 9 00 

S. Wiggin, painting, 6 00 

J. S. Harriman, care of room, 9 38 

Barton & Co., carpeting, 28 77 

George Hunt, trucking, 1 16 

Coggswell & Wells, repairs, 86 96 

J. G. Davis, painting, 75 

B. Currier, repairs, 8 10 

Brown & Colley, setting glass, 1 76 

J. A. Jordan, repairing pumps, 4 50 

John Andrews for trees, 11 75 

Wilson & Cheney, team, ; . . . . 5 50 

Fling & Spofford, team, 1 25 

J. O. Adams, paid cleaning rooms, 6 81 

N. Knowlton, care of school houses, 71 50 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., stoves, 17 83 

J. N. Bruce, black-board, 12 00 

Jesse Whittemore, cleaning rooms, 2 00 

Hill & Cheney for team, 10 25 

G. B. Fogg, repairs, . . . . 3 12 

Wiggin & Co. , repairs, 40 60 

Neal & Holbrook, repairs, 7 27 

G. W. Adams, repairs, 2 43 537 88 

$14056 76 
Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $1180 83. 



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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $36 07 

Appropriated April, 1855, 300 00 

District Appropriation for repairs, 200 00 $530 07 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

M. A. D. AUison, 107 00 

H.N. Lane, 32 00 

Moore&Calef for repairs, $200 00 

Warren O. Abbott for repairs, 41 50 

Coggswell & Wells " 24 62 

Charles Clough for masonry, 11 91 

Hartshorn & Darling for stove and pipe, 10 05 

Dennis & Varick for lock and glass, 53 

D. Brigham & Co. for wood, 3 50 

Wilson & Cheney for team, 75 

Hill & Cheney " 3 00 

Coffin & Sherburn " 2 50 

Benjamin Brown for cleaning house, 4 00 

Amos Griffin for wood, 6 68 

McColley & Hale for blank book, 25 

A. Houghton for chair, 1 50 

Bartlett & Farrar for broom, 33 

Justin Spear, 9 50 

Fling & Spofford for team, 175 

C. H. Eastman for wood, 7 00 

Hersey & Tilton for stationery, 1 52 

D. T. Norris for team, 100 

$470 89 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $65 18. 



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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $76 42 

Appropriated April, 1855, 200 00 $276 42 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

H. Burnham, $122 00 

Annette McDoel, 51 00 

N. Moore for wood, 19 50 

J. W. Moore for wood, 10 75 

A. O. Parker for furniture for room, 1 12 

Wilson & Cheney for team, 1 50 

William Sage for horse-hire, 1 00 

Bartlett & Farrar for broom, 34 

Hill & Cheney for teams, 5 25 

Hersey & Tilton for stationery, 1 52 



$21398 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $62 44. 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $5 10 

Appropriated April, 1855, 200 00 $205 10 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid E. J. Calef for Instruction, $92 25 

Rodnia Nutt for wood, 14 00 

Wilson & Cheney for teams, 4 50 

Hill & Cheney for teams, 5 25 

Oilman Harvey for repairs, 5 30 

Coffin & Sherburn for teams, 2 50 

Bartlett & Farrar for broom, 30 

James O. Adams for window for entry, 1 50 

Hersey & Tilton for stationery, 1 52 

F. Hamble, 1 00 



$128 12 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $76 98. 



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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 6. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $15 40 

Appropriated April, 1855, 175 00 $190 40 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Mary T. Bailey, $113 75 

J. M. Webster for wood, 17 25 

Bartlett & Farrar for broom, 33 

Hill & Cheney for teams, 5 75 

Hersey & Tilton for stationery, 1 77 



$138 85 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $51 55. 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $110 15 

Appropriated April, 1855, 200 00 $310 15 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

N. C.Todd, $9195 

B. B. Shepherd, 102 60 

J. M. "Webster for wood, 7 00 

Coffin & Sherburn for teams, 1 25 

Hill&Cheney « 150 

C. H. Eastman for wood, 28 44 

Hersey & Tilton for stationery, 1 52 

E. P. Offiitt for furniture for room, 1 35 

E. B. Stearns for furniture for room, 98 

Wilson & Cheney for teams, 1 25 

-_ $237 84 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $72 31. 



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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855 $23 16 

Appropriated April, 1855, 185 00 

Amount raised by District, 500 00 $708 16 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid P. Farmer for building School-House, $500 00 

Sarah J. Harlow for Instruction, 56 75 

Ezekiel Hall for building foes, 2 00 

John H. Proctor for wood, 19 50 

Chas. H. Eastman « 2100 

Coggswell & Wells for repairs, 17 65 

Hill & Cheney for teams, 4 00 

J. O. Adams for expense on desks, 1 00 

M. & L. Railroad for freight, 1 38 

Gihnan Reed for teaming, 1 25 

Clark & Hoyt for furniture for room, 2 00 

Hersey & Tilton for stationery,. 6 88 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co. , 5 67 

$639 08 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $69 08. 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $63 34 

Appropriated April, 1855, 185 00 $248 34 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid C. S. Gamble for Instruction, $157 00 

John G. Webster for wood, 11 00 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co. for stove, 10 65 

John Huse for repairs, 3 88 

Hill & Cheney for teams, 4 00 

I. H. Martin & Co. for bell, 63 

Dennis & Varick for chairs, 1 93 

C. M. Hubbard & Co. for furniture, 17 $189 26 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $66 08. 



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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855 $134 84 

Appropriated April, 1855, 550 00 $684 84 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Marion C. Wallace, $120 41 

Julia A. Baker, 167 58 

C. A. Abbott, 118 96 

A. D. Cochran, 61 25 

Philinda C. Scott, 35 00 

D. T. Norris for wood, 51 00 

B. F. Wallace for repairs, 18 38 

Proprietors of Academy for rent, 22 00 

Coggswell & Wells for repairs, 23 42 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co. for stoves and pipes, . 17 93 

Geo. Regan, 10 00 

R. D. Mooers for furniture, 5 53 

Dennis & Varick for furniture, 1 51 

McColley & Hale for stationery, 74 

Bartlett & Farrar for furniture, 4 01 

Chas. Bartlett for wood, 3 75 

Hill & Cheney for team, 2 25 

Fling & Spofford " 1 00 

JEii«L 2 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $20 12. 



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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 11. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $6 58 

Appropriated April, 1855, 365 00 

EXPENDITURES, 

Paid M. J. Rowell for Instruction, $118 91 

S.F.Moore « 118 91 

Perkins, Bodwell & Co. for wood, 36 24 

Coggswell & Wells for repairs, 3176 

W.B.Jones " 9 36 

C. M. Hubbard & Co. for furniture for room, . . 6 12 

R. D. Mooers " " " " 1 00 

Dennis & Varick for furniture for room, 66 

B. Hartshorn for banking house, 1 50 

Hartshorn & Darling for stove and pipe, 13 60 

Elbridge Gerry,. 3 00 

Coffin & Sherburn for team, 75 

Wilson & Cheney " 2 25 

Hill&Cheney " 3 00 

W.Shepherd " 125 



58 



31 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $23 27. 



45 



NEW SCHOOL HOUSE DISTRICT NO. 2. 

Appropriation, , $2000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Coggswell & Wells for labor, $1250 00 

Luther Aiken for land, . 625 00 

Hutchinson & Kemp for furniture, 75 00 

Wm. Mills for labor, 45 24 

M. & L. Railroad for freight, 3 51 

R. White & Co., 1 25 

$2000 00 



SCHOOL HOUSE LOT. 

Appropriated by District, $650 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Amoskeag Man'f 'g Co., first payment, . $650 00 



TEACHERS' INSTITUTE. 

Appropriated April, 1855, ,$324 61 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid J. Tenney, Commissioner, $324 61 



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REPAIRS— SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $349 92 

Received balance due on Ooe Lot, 661 63 

Amount raised by District, 2350 00 $3361 55 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Coggswell & Wells, $1232 71 

J. B. Eastman, 340 47 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., 869 62 

W. G. Shattuck, 413 99 

J. R. Dudley, 209 01 

E. G. Haynes, 25 12 

E. P. Offutt, 3 00 

H. S. Whitney, 13 79 

J. C. Wadleigh, 6 99 

S. Wiggin, 23 10 

W. C. Abbott, 120 67 

Dickey & Drew, 89 63 

Hutchinson & Kemp, 60 62 

N. Knowlton, 3 50 

A. Wright, 4 00 

Wm. Mills, 139 75 

M. & L. Railroad, 5 53 

W. G. Hoyt& Co., 6 00 

M. Ingham, 29 05 

J. O. Adams, 65 00 

J. F. James, 67 00 

I. C. Flanders, 40 00 

A. Bunton, 3 95 

& 3772 5Q 

Overdrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $410 97. 



CITY LIBRAEY. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $24 00 

Appropriated April, 1855, 2000 00 $2024 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Frank B. Eaton, librarian, $300 00 

" " " for extra labor, postage, &c.,. 39 41 

J. N. Bruce for painting, 4 25 

R. Gilchrist for spittoon, 1 25 

Manchester Gas Co. , 76 30 

J. M. Sawyer for painting, 8 75 

iEtaia Insurance Co. , 31 25 

Manchester Post Office, 11 54 

Greeley & McElrath, 6 00 

Wm. P. Bartlett for labor, 3 00 

Abbott, Jenks & Co. for printing, 3G 00 

Adams, Hildreth & Co. for printing, 02 87 

J. M. Campbell " 1 25 

J. H. Goodale " 150 

Trustees City Library, 1000 00 

Neal & Holbrook for labor, 173 47 

S. N. Bell 42 87 

Moore, Sargent & Hall for coal, 6 60 

C. A. Smith, 5 62 

Jonathan Tenney, 1 25 

E. B. Beaman for binding books, 36 73 

A. O. Parker & Co. for furniture, 1 00 

Hcrsey & Til ton for stationery, 6 62 

Wm. H. Fisk " 43 87 

A. Houghton for labor, 3 00 

Plumer & Bailey for velvet, 6 72 

J. B. Colley for paints, 4 45 

Hall, Perkins & Moore for coal, 26 08 

Cheney & Barr for wood, 3 75 

Wm. Patten, , 36 30 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co. for funnel, 30 61 

J. B. Clarke for printing, 3 00 

E. G. Haynes, 75 

$2016 06 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $7 94. 



COMMONS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $2 96 

Appropriated April, 1855, 500 00 

Cash received for grass, 52 00 $554 % 

EXPENDITURES . 

Paid for LABOR. 

Wm. Mills, . . . . $60 37 

John Ray, Jr., 86 42 

J. Wallace, 13 00 

M. Ingham, 1 00 

C. Clough, 45 79 

O. Pixley, 7 50 

W. P. Gage, 3 93 

O. P. Abbott, , 2 50 

D. A. Bartlett, 29 75 

S. S. Moulton, 8 87 

Michael Catta, - 4 16 

J. B. McCrillis, 50 

Robert Foss, 1 35 

J. G. Coult, 8 67 

E. Knowlton , 4 00 

Wm. Craig, 10 00 

J. Richards, 24 00 

Geo. Chamberlin, 3 00 

J. W. Dustin, 10 00 

N. O'Brien, 6 75 

T. Currier, 4 00 

P. Hagherty , 14 27 

Geo. Hunt, 29 50 

T. Castellon, , 7 60 

S. P. Parker, 21 39 

D. M. Perkins, 7 50 

Amount carried forward, $415 82 



48 

Amount brought forward, $415 82 

Paid J. Piper, 50 

J. Clement, 3 00 

E. Curtis, 6 00 

A. Hall , 1 00 

T. T. Abbot, 1125 

S. Seavy, ,. 5 50 

L. O'Brien, 11 64 

A. Seavy, - 2 25 

J. Rourke, 3 52 

D. Hagherty, 5 69 

D. Allen, ».... 3 00 

L. Aldrich, 3 52 

•J. Savage, 1 62 

Abbott, Jenks & Co., 4 00 

Smith & Wallace, .. 7 95 

J. Abbott &Co., 12 90 

Amoskeag Man'f g Co., 3 82 

Dennis & Varick, 1 29 

Kidder & Duncklee, 6 19 

Neal &Holbrook,. 21 28 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., 1 01 

Kimball & Co., „„,. 63 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $21 58. 
4 



VALLEY CEMETERY, 



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

Cash received from sale of lots, 1482 34 $2417 8C 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Levi II. Sleeper, labor, $408 70 

William F. Sleeper, 9 00 

J. B. Davis, 34 50 

Farmer, Merrill & Co.., grass seed, 1 G4 

Stephen Palmer, salary as clerk, 25 00 

J. Pinneo, shrubbery, 15 75 

B. W. Bobinson, shrubbery,.. 15 02 

G. W. Glines, ashes, 5 00 

Thomas McKew, labor, 44 43 

C. & P. Bailroad, freight, 1 33 

J. G. Coult, shrubbery and trees, 218 57 

Neal & Ilolbrook, notice boards, 9 00 

Amoskeag New Mills, oil cask, 18 

Kimball & Co. , pump and chain, 5 10 

Dennis & Varick, grass seed, 3 21 

Dennis & Varick, scythe, 83 

Brown & Colley, painting, G 20 

A. Gay, Jr., building fence, 673 00 

Abbott, Jenks & Co. , printing, 9 00 

D. & D. B. Wilson, 10 77 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., grass seed, 4 76 

Straw & Currier, moving bodies, 5 00 

Levi II. Sleeper, cash paid out, 7 30 

D. C. Bent, labor, 15 00 

K. White & Co., teaming, 50 

A. Gay, Jr., labor, 30 50 

J05J219 

Balance undrawn Feb'y 1, 185G, $845 67. 



SEWE11S AND DRAINS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $189 81 

Appropriate! April, 1855, 800 00 

Dec, 1855, 1125 00 $2114 81 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

E. Knowlton, $78 89 

L. O'Brien, 28 04 

J. Downer, 26 26 

J. Percill, 9 48 

P. Hagherty, 24 79 

J. Rourke, '. 35 06 

T. T. Abbot, 25 75 

M. Welch, 47 87 

E. Prindable, 10 24 

J. Prindable, 27 62 

J. Kclley, 28 40 

J. Carey, 16 72 

John Shea, 20 53 

D. Hagherty, 24 79 

W. P. Gage, 11 43 

Chas. Olough, 2 50 

John Twonibly , 4 50 

C.S.Johnson, 150 

Wm. Mills, 12 00 

J. S. York, 3 00 

J. E. Bennett, 56 13 

D. Murphy, 5 75 

S. S. Moulton, 60 00 

H. Bailey, 24 50 

O. Pixley, 8 64 

John Brown, 8 37 

Dennis Burns, 10 30 

J. Sullivan, 4 00 

W. Murphy, 1 50 

J. Harrington, 3 50 

P. Edwards, 4 00 

Amount carried forward, $632 06 



52 

Amount brought forward, $632 06 

Paid S. Teachen, 19 31 

T. Sheagrove, 22 67 

E. Breshnahan, 10 06 

C. Duane, 26 71 

T. Welch, 27 02 

P. Sheehan, 2 50 

P.Foley, 19 15 

J. Donahue, 14 72 

D. O'Neal, 13 90 

D. McCarty, 14 92 

J. Butler, 16 08 

J. S. Knowlton, 37 84 

M. P. Stokes, 60 00 

E. G. Haines, 5 75 

G. W. Merriam, 2 00 

P. Butler, 20 77 

J. N. Heath, 6 83 

D. Mack, 1 04 

E. Griffin, 2 56 

T. McResliff, 4 00 

J. B. Sawyer, 90 

E. Hanson 15 87 

A. McCrillis, 4 58 

M. Boderrick, 3 50 

G. W. Adams, 2 16 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., 19 35 

Hall, Perkins & Moore for cement, 6 00 

D. Farmer for lumber, 216 82 

G. W. Riddle" 99 57 

Smith & Wallace for lumber, 226 03 

J. Shirley for brick, 51 00 

G.Harvey " 25 00 

Manchester Iron Co. for material, 48 89 

Sawyer & Simons " 36142 

B. P. Cilley « 13 44 

M. & C. R. R. R. for freight, 3 60 

Geo. Hunt for trucking, 2 33 

Dudley & Parker for nails and spikes, 31 

Dennis & Varick, " " 19 30 

J. Abbott & Co. for cement, 33 70 

$2113 66 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $1 15. 



RESERVOIRS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $14 22 

Appropriated April, 1855, 300 00 $314 22 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

E. Knowlton, $29 35 

L. O'Brien, 5 42 

P. 'Brien, 1 08 

C. Hastings, 5 42 

P. Hagherty, 5 42 

D. Hagherty, 4 33 

M. Fleming, , 54 

D. Donnelly, 1 08 

M. Gamnon, 20 

J.Welch, 50 

M. McDaniel, 50 

D. Murphy, 1 00 

J. Heffin, 20 

J. McKew, 75 

G. G. Stearns, 1 00 

G. Varney, 1 91 

G. Hunt, 2 00 

S. S. Moulton, 10 00 

E. G. Haines, 3 00 

Dennis & Varick, 3 93 

B. P. Cilley, 12 56 

Smith & Wallace, 16 80 

P. Stark & Co., 2 00 

® 108 " 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $215 23. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, §2211 83 

Appropriated April, 1855, 7000 00 

Dec, 1855, 1318 lp 

Transferred from New Highways, 2531 90 

Am't ree'd of Ainoskeag Man'f 'g Co., overdrawn, 76 12 $13137 95 

EXPENDITURES . 

MERRIMACK ENGINE Co., No. 1. 

Paid Company's bill for services, $817 10 

Steward's bill, 30 00 

Repairs on Engine, 395 23 

" "House, 72 92 

Furniture, 6105 

Wood, , 23 62 

Printing, 15 00 

Refreshments, 8 00 

Teams, 8 00 

Gas, 35 35 

Uniforms 6 00 

$1472 27 

NIAGARA ENGINE Co., No. 2. 

Paid Company's bill for services, $1179 00 

Steward's bill, 30 00 

Rent, 75 00 

Wood and lights, 15 50 

Repairs on furniture, 8 93 

Furniture for room, 58 95 

Repairs on engine and hose, 27 50 

Printing, 7 75 

Horse to fire, 3 00 

Uniforms, 40 00 

100 ft. hose, 100 00 

$1545 03 

Amount carried forward, $3017 90 



55 

Amount brought forward, §3017 90 

STARK ENGINE Co., No. 8. 

Paid Company's bill for services, $724 80 

Steward's bill, 30 00 

Rent, 75 00 

Wood and light, 34 88 

Printing, 20 17 

Furniture, 36 38 

Uniform and badges, 49 88 

Repairs on engine, 59 25 

Refreshments, 18 00 

Horse to fire, 7 00 

Repairs on furniture, 6 10 

200 ft. hose, 200 00 

$1261 40 

MASSABESIO ENGINE Co., No. 4. 

Paid Oompanj 's bill for services, $809 00 

Steward's bill, 21*50 

Repairs on engine, 322 30 

Repairs on house, 27 1 

Furniture, 25 14 

Uniforms, 22 00 

Fluid, 4 81 

Expenses to Boston and freight, 15 30 

Printing, 8 00 

Wood, 48 43 

Gas, 30 80 

Horse to fires, 25 50 

50 ft. hose, 50 00 

81419 88 

'TORRENT ENGINE Co., No. 5. 

Paid Company's bill for services, $802 40 

Steward's bill, 27 50 

Repairs on engine and hose, 194 48 

Repairs on engine house, 50 58 

Amount carried forward, $1080 90 $5099 24 



56 

Amount brought forward, $1080 96 $5699 24 

Paid Furniture for room, 101 17 

Oil and fluid, 23 72 

Gas fixtures, 13 50 

Overalls, 6 00 

Printing and stationery, 13 25 

Horse to fires, 29 00 

Gas,.. 18 20 

Wood,.... 7 36 



$1293 16 



MANCHESTER ENGINE Co., No. 6. 

Paid Company's bill for services, $762 40 

Steward's bill, 15 00 

Rent, 50 00 

Wood and light, 28 90 

Printing, 12 00 

Uniforms, 10 50 

Repairs on engine, 13 71 

Furniture, 21 00 

Horse to fires, 28 50 

$942 01 

PISCATAQUOG ENGINE Co., No. 7. 

Paid for engine and fixtures, $1589 20 

Materials for engine house, 617 87 

Labor on " " - 449 31 

Uniforms, 72 00 

Gas fixtures, 13 97 

Furniture, 55 34 

Wood and light, 31 50 

Company's bill for services, 47 30 

Land damages, 5 00 

M. &. L. Railroad, freight, 7 55 

Engineers' expenses to Boston, 26 12 

Horse to fires, 17 00 

200 ft. hose, 200 00 

$3134 16 

Amount carried forward, «•«* $11068 57 



57 
Amount brought forward, $11008 5T 

HOOK AND LADDER, No. 1. 

Paid Company's bill for services, $335 20 

Steward's bill, 7 25 

Horse to fires, 16 00 

Repairs, . . — 3 75 

Wood and lights, 3 75 

$365.95 

HOSE AND HYDRANT, No. 1. 

Paid Company's bill for services, $609. 70- 

Steward's bill,. 22 50 

Rent of room, 62 50 

Gas and fixtures, 14 4-1 

Refreshments, 65 00 

Furniture, . . . 62 03 

Uniforms, 104 56 

Repairs, 103 20 

Wood, 2 93 

$1046 86 

ENGINEERS AND MISCELLANEOUS 

Paid Chief Engineer, .. $50 00 

Nine Assistant Engineers, 225 00 

Printing and stationery, 82 71 

Uniforms for Engineers, 51 59 

Furniture, Engineers' room, 62 72 

Examining buildings, 51 00 

Insurance, 26 25 

Clerk, salary, 25 00 

Horse hire, 1 50 

— $575 77 

$13057 15 
Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $4 68. 



LIGHTING STREETS. 



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

Appropriated, April, 1355,. 1200 00 

Transferred from New Highways, 300 00 §1791 04 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for Gas, $1291 0G 

II. & J. P. Dcnnison, fluid and oil, 5 00 

D;L. Willey&Co.,. <• " " 5 23 

D. dwell, 88 00 

E. W. Brigham, is 08 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., 2 50 

J. F. Jndkins. 23 75 

U. IT. Foss, 115 80 

D. Y . Stearns, lighting lamps on west side river, 08 60 

Wm. Robbins,. 13 50 

J. G. Davis & Co., 2 55 

G. W. Brooks, burner, 87 

J. Dinsmovc, 5 00 

Kidder & Duncklee, oil, 3 15 



$1593 11 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 185G, $197 93. 



MILITIA. 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1855, $113 30 

Appropriated, April, 1355, 150 00 $203 36 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Amuskeag Veterans, $100 00 

City Guards, 100 00 

Enrolling 7th and 11th Cos., N. II. Militia, 35 00 

$235 00 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 135G, $28 36. 



CITY POLICE. 



Balance undrawn Fob. 1, 1S55, $228 30 

Appropriated, April, 1355, 4000 00 

Appropriated, Dee., 1855, 1500 00 

Transferred from New Highways, 400 00 £012" 31 ) 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for WATCHING, complaints, warrants, com- 
mitting prisoners, and police services. 

Samuel Hall, City Marshal, $525 00 

Wm. II. Hill, " » 1855, 175 00 

A. P. Colby, Assistant City Marshal, 375 00 

Henry Clough, " « " 1855, 125 00 

Samuel Hall, cash paid witnesses. &e., 151 IS 

A. P. C.dby, " « " " 4109 

II. Clough, " " " « 12471 

II. Clough, police services, -129 -\1 

U. H. Foss, 494 75 

E. C. Stevens, 239 50 

J. H. Dinsmore, 491 25 

C. S. Johnson, 192 25 

J. C. Young, 29 75 

J. A. Ellis, 01 G2 

J. Spear, 5 00 

B. F. Philbrick, 398 01 

A. J. Osbom, 109 25 

Amos Hadley, 256 12 

Darius Robinson, 89 50 

A. W. Thompson, 7 50 

D. Whittaker, 3 00 

James Wallace, 53 40 

L. W. Daggett, 20 75 

L. A. Randlett, 24 00 

Robert Dow, 5 50 

Amount carried forward, §4434 23 



60 

Amount brought forward, $4434 23 

PaidC. H. Brown, 3 00 

J. S. York, 4 50 

N. Baker, 2d, 13 00 

G. W. Glines, 12 25 

I. Tompkins, 20 50 

F. Blake, 70 00 

T. S. Worthen, 78 25 

D. W. Robinson, 1 50 

A. Bunton, 1 00 

J. B. Daniels, 6 00 

S. Palmer, 5 25 

H. S. Moulton 6 12 

S. Austin, 1 25 

Jonathan Smith, 22 50 

Special police, during State Fair, 142 35 

Teams, 131 13 

Printing, 27 25 

Wood and coal, 64 14 

Furniture for Marshal's office, 38 54 

Repairs on lobby, 1 00 

Stationery, 7 70 

Handcuffs, 6 45 

Rattles, 5 50 

Posting bills, 2 25 

Rent of court room, 200 00 

I. W. Smith, Police Justice, 281 59 

W. L. Lane, Associate Police Justice, 142 00 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $399 05. 



$5729 25 



CITY HALL, OFFICES AND STORES. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $56 37 

Appropriated April, 1855, 800 00 $85G 3? 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for Gas, , §260 32 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co. , repairs, 28 33 

Moore, Sargent & Hall, wood and coal, 33 05 

E. P. Offutt, sand, 3 00 

N. Y. Gas Regulator Co., Regulator, 19 50 

J. Wallace, labor on Hall, 3 34 

Win. Craig, " " " 10 21 

Robert Wall, " " " 8 50 

Dennis & Varick, door spring and shovel, 1 84 

G. W.Adams, fluid, 4 36 

G. W. Stuart, cleaning vault, 10 00 

Chas. Bartlett, wood, 9 00 

Neal & Holbrook, repairs, 23 94 

E. G. Haynes, " 5 00 

Bigelow Brothers & Kennard, clock, 24 25 

E. Ferren, velvet for Engineers' tables, 30 19 

R. D. Mooers, office chair, 1 83 

J. B. McCrillis, repairing bannisters, 6 55 

Dennis & Varick, hooks, 46 

Kimball & Co., blind hinges, butts and screws,. 1 13 

Hardy, Plummer & Co., brush and brooms,. . . 1 85 

CM. Hubbard & Co., " « " ... 100 

J. M. & S. F. Stanton, repairing safe, 1 50 

E. B. Cutler, waste basket, 2 00 

Brown & Colley, setting glass, 2 00 

G. B. Fogg, keys and locks, 7 20 

J. W. Hart, labor, 1 00 

D. Hill, Insurance, 75 00 

ASIOUNT CARRIED FORWARD, $582 35 



62 

Amount brought forward, $582 35 

Paid G. A. French, Insurance, 55 20 

A. McCrillis, repairs, 87 

Kidder & Duncklee, matches, G3 

John Moore, 2 75 

Eastman & Son, broom and pail, 73 

E. P. Johnson & Co., coal, 2G 20 

A. Burton, repairing chairs, 50 

J. L. Kennistun, repairing clock, 2 00 



$G71 23 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, $185 14. 



CITY OlEICEtlS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $935 1 7 

Appropriated April, 1855, 3000 00 

Transferred from New Highways, 300 00 $4235 17 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid T. T. Abbot, Mayor, $450 00 

Fred. Smyth, " 1855 150 00 

Ceo. A. French, City Clerk, 501) 00 

S. D. Lord, Clerk of City Council, 129 00 

II. G. Lowell, Collector, COO 00 

II. R. Chamberlin, Treasurer, 100 00 

I. W. Smith, City Solicitor, 75 00 

S. D. Lord, " " 50 00 

D. B. Nelson, City Physician, 50 00 

J. "W. Hart, Messenger, 200 00 

W. Craig, " 86 50 

J. O. Adams, Supt. of Instruction, 250 00 

T. P. Sawin, Truant Agent, 50 00 

J. E. Bennett, Clerk of Assesors, 71 00 

$2761 50 

WASD OFFICERS. 

Paid T. T. Abbot, salary of School Committee, $280 00 

J. Besse, Assessor, 50 00 

D. W. Fling, Assessor, 38 00 

S. F. Manahan, Assessor, 105 00 

J.Sawyer, « 50 00 

Jos. Melvin, « 48 00 

F.G.Stark, " 42 00 

Isaac Huse. " 60 00 

S. Palmer, " 112 00 

Amount carried forward, $785 00 $2761 50 



Amount brought forward, » » £.$785 00 $2761 50 

Paid Nathaniel Herrick, Assessor, 55 50 

J. B. Goodwin, Overseer of Poor, . . » 35 00 

D.Haines, " " " 35 00 

D. W. Fling, " " « 35 00 

T.M.Hanson, " « " 35 00 

A. Waterman, " " " 25 00 

•Joseph Prescott, " " " 20 00 

D. Marsh, " " " 20 00 

S. Palmer, " " " ,, 14 58 

A. Waterman, Clerk 6 m'ths, 25 00 

S. Bunton, " " 25 00 

Chas. Wells, health officer, 25 00 

W. W. Brown, health officer, 25 00 

J. B. Kidder, selectman ward 1, 5 00 

Chas. Barrett, " " " » 5 00 

J.Hamilton, " " " 5 00 

C. Currier, " " 2,.... 5 00 

S.J.Young, " " » ... 5 00 

Chas. Clough, " " 3, 5 75 

James Wallace, " " 4, 3 years, 15 00 

Wm. Mills, " " " 2 " 10 00 

G.W.Clark, » " 5, 5 00 

Daniel Hall, « « "1854, 5 00 

N. Herrick, " " " 5 00 

C. P. Skelton, " " 6, 5 00 

J. Whittemore, " " " 5 00 

J.G.Webster, " « " 2 y'rs, 10 00 

W. B. Patten, " " 7, 5 00 

F. A. Paine, " » " 5 00 

S. Shepherd, " « " 5 00 

Daniel Farmer " " 8, 2 y'rs, 10 00 

W. Perkins, " " " " 10 00 

C. G. Gilman, Moderator Ward 1, 3 00 

S.Gould, " " 2,.. 3 00 

T. W. Little, » « 3, 2 y'rs, 6 00 

F.G.Stark, « " 7, 3 00 

N. Quimby, » " 8, 2 y'rs 6 00 

J. Sanborn, Clerk ward 1, 5 00 

O.P.Warner," " 2, 5 00 

Amount carried forward, $1316 83 $2761 50 



65 



Amount brought forward, $1316 83 $2761 50 

Paid D. McColley, Clerk ward 3, 



J. B. Sawyer, " 

J. B. Hoyt, 

J. B. Daniels, " 


" 4, 
" 6, 


D. K. Mack, " 


" 7, 


H. Forsaith, " 


" 8, 



5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


500 


5 00 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1856, $126 74. 



1346 83 
$4108 33 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855 $198 98 

Appropriated April, 1855, 1200 00 $1398 98 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Abbott, Jenks & Co., printing Annual Report, $309 17 
do. do. check lists,. ... 36 00 
do. do. School Reports, 25 00 
do. do. Tax bills & Reg- 
isters, 90 90 

do. do. Health Regula- 
tions, 18 00 

do. do. Tax lists & Cer- 

tif icates of 

Stock, 63 00 

do. do. and advertising, 74 37 

Abbott & Warren, printing and advertising,. .. 29 00 

John H. Goodale, printing check lists, 18 00 

do. do. blanks, 3193 

do. do. Ordinances, 9 50 

do. advertisements, 5 26 

John B. Clarke, 79 25 

Adams, Hildreth & Co., advertising, 17 00 

Campbell & Gilmore, publishing Ordinances,. . . 14 00 

Tenney & Stevens, advertising, 21 00 

Jonathan Tenney, do. 8 50 

E. Bartholemew, do. 5 83 

J.M.Campbell, do 2 00 

Tewksbury & Brother, stationery, 2 00 

Hersey & Tilton, 21 67 

J. B. Johnson, 4 98 

Wm. H. Fisk, tax and blank books, 64 28 

do. stationery, 16 12 

G. Parker Lyons, School Laws, 6 12 

Wm. Butterfield, advertising, 2 50 

McColley & Hale, stationery, 3 19 

T. T. Abbott, cash paid, books, 1 50 

H. R. Chamberlin, stationery, 1 50 

E. B. Beaman, binding, 7 00 

$988 57 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $410 41. 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1855, $825 53 

Appropriated April, 1855 3000 00 $3825 53 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Frederick Smyth, expenses to Boston, and other 

places on City business, from 1852 to 1855,. $99 10 
Jacob F. James, locating School House No. 8,. . 34 00 
Geo. A. French, cash paid Physicians for 514 re- 
turns of births and deaths,. 25 70 

do. for recording 904 returns as per 

Statute, 54 36 

do. cash paid recording 2 deeds, and 

express, 1 10 

Barton & Co. , carpets, 53 44 

M. T. Davis & Co., lime, 28 46 

Lampson & Harden, land marks, 15 66 

James Walker, self and team on City business,.. 5 12 

J. N. Bruce, sign, 1 50 

N. Johnson, removing nuisances, 2 00 

E. Knowlton, perambulating Goffstown line,. ... 3 00 

R.Walker, do. do 3 00 

S. Upton, cash paid engrossing bills, 6 00 

I. W. Smith, preparing Annual Report, 50 00 

T. P. Sawin, preparing School Report, 18 00 

A. Waterman, services as City Clerk, 25 00 

do. preparing drafts for com. on acc'ts, 2 00 

do. do. City Farm Reports,... 10 00 

G. Y. Sawyer, reference in case, vs. Marsh, 12 00 

T. T. Abbot, expenses to Boston on City busi- 
ness , 10 89 

Isaac Tompkins, copying bills, 24 00 

S. S. Moulton, labor 12 00 

H. R. Chamberlin, expenses getting Insurance 

money, 4 27 

Amount carried forward, $500 60 



68 

Amount brought forward, $500 60 

Paid B. H. Haines, telegraphing, 2 00 

Telegraph Co., 1 00 

Manchester P. O., 24 57 

Z. Harvey, City crier, 2 00 

H. M. Bailey, lead, 8 63 

A. E. Farley, use of hall for ward 5, 10 00 

Straw & Currier, burial of infant, 1 50 

R. Woodman, distributing bills, 2 00 

E. Ferren, booking, 8 40 

H. Forsaith for jury box, 1 25 

D. Farmer, Jr., reparing house for ward meet- 
ing, 2 75 

Advent Society, use of hall for town meeting,.. . . 13 00 

TV. Dinsmore, labor, 3 33 

D. B. Eastman, hall, 2 yrs., for town meeting,. . 20 00 
Ex-Torrent Association, hall, " " " .. 10 00 
TVm. Craig, posting bills, 1 50 

E. Curtis, labor, 50 

J. McQuestion, labor, 5 00 

D. Allen, labor, 50 

D. Farmer, Jr., ward room, 2 50 

J. S. Coggswell, repairing ward room, 5 00 

E. Knowlton, casing trees, 2 00 

B. F. Philbrick, labor, 3 50 

T. Emerson, do 3 00 

J. S. Moulton, do 6 87 

D. Hagerty, do 5 42 

T. Kabiane, 5 42 

Amoskeag Savings Bank, interest on taxes, 1 93 

J. B. Daniels, horse hire, 6 59 

Alpheus Branch, trunk for clerk of ward 4,. . . . 2 25 

Hamilton Ins. Co. , insurance, 101 00 

S. D. Lord, services as clerk pro. tern 12 00 

J. L. Hadley, copies of private acts, 3 00 

Gilman B. Fogg, stamps, 67 

Buckministers and Straw, damages at fire, 50 00 

I. TV. Smith, preparing proofs and services col- 
lecting ins. , 8 00 

Amasa Waterman, report of com. on finance,. . . 1 50 

Amount carried forward, $839 18 



69 

Amount brought forward, $839 18 

Paid G. A. French, expenses to Concord and back, and 

making return and recording railroad stock, 10 00 

Fling & Haines, for teams, 12 00 

W. Shephard, " " 34 75 

Wison & Cheney " " 33 75 

Hill & Cheney, " " 17 37 

Coffin & Sherburne, for teams, 5 00 

S.L.Fogg, " " 150 

Fling & Spofford, " " 20 75 

I.Tompkins, " " 2 00 

J.W.Hart, " " 7 75 

Ex-Torrent Association, hall for town meeting,. . 5 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co. , for teams, 95 75 

M. Knowies, edge stone, 9 15 

Lampson & Marden, stone trough, 76 20 

C. M. Hubbard, lead, 53 97 

Smith & Wallace, lumber 19 50 

Manchester Iron Works, pipe for water works,. . 434 67 

Gas Light Co., " " «.-.. 1103 
G.W.Brooks, labor & material" " " ..156 42 

J. Clement, digging trench " " " .. 100 30 

J. E. Clough, labor « " " . . 1 50 

J. N. Heath, do. " " " . . 2 92 

Trussell & Smith, labor » " " .. 5 88 

Abram Hall, do. " " " . . 1 89 

Thos. Griffin, labor on square " " " . . 3 78 

Patrick White, labor on square" " " .. 7 02 

Geo. Kegam, " " " " " " .. 4 32 

Daniel Farmer, lumber, 37 42 

S. Bunton, expenses at pest house, 25 75 

T. T. Abbot, cash paid on road matters, 33 50 

Wm. Anderson, perambulating line, 1 50 

Martin Burke, labor, 75 

J. D. Bean, selling old Granite Bridge, 3 50 

N. Herrick, perambulating line, 42 88 

J. P. Brook, strainer, 87 

D. C. Bent, horse hire and services, 17 00 

S. Hodgman, teaming, 50 

Adams & Thompson, for hall, court, 8 00 

Amount carried forward, $2145 02 



70 

Amount brought forward, $2145 02 

Paid A. M. Chapin, surveying, 15 00 

Auburn, erecting stone posts on line, 4 0O 

John Twombly, stone work, 6 00 

Moore, Sargent & Hall, cement, 4 00 

N. Herrick, labor on water works, 43 64 

N. Herrick, labor on hall for court, 6 13 

Bryant & Jenness, 2 70 

Jacob F. James, perambulating town lines, 12 00 

Baldwin & Co. , lumber, 7 75 

H. R. Chamberlain, cash paid express, 2 24 

S. D. Lord, blanks for police court, 8 00 

H. W. Fling, team, 18 00 

Adams & Thompson, 85 00 

Amos Hadley, 75 

J. B. Sawyer, 4 17 

Neal & Holbrook, 23 34 

J. H. Currier, 2 00 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., 5 12 

Kimball & Co., 3 09 

Micajah Ingham, watering streets, 150 00 

John Clement, labor on water works, 50 00 

J. W. Darrah, costs on execution vs. city, 5 03 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $1222 55. 



INTEBEST PAID. 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1855, $761 58 

Appropriated, April, 1855, 7000 00 $7761 58 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid J. Wilkins, $51 50 

R. Whittier, 105 33 

C. H. Carpenter, 150 00 

S. Sargent, 120 36 

N. Hunt, 694 74 

H. R. Chamberlin, 120 33 

Smith & Wallace, 5 31 

Coupons on City Stock, 6485 00 

$7732 57 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1856, $29 01. 



CITY DEBT PAID. 



Appropriated, April, 1855, $2500 00 

Appropriated from cash in treasury, 500 00 $3000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid R. Whittier, $550 00 

Sally Sargent, 2000 00 

J. H. Wilkins, 450 00 

$3000 00 



ABATEMENT OE TAXES. 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1855, $609 74 

Appropriated, April, 1855, 1000 00 $1609 74 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid John D. Riddle, overtaxed, $3 96 

Wm. Haynes, 1 75 

S. Moore, 19 83 

George Jones, 3 51 

Amoskeag Savings Bank, 37 50 

Stephen O. Hall, ...* j, 6 25 

H. F. Straw, .'.' 3 00 

Paid Henry G. Lowell, taxes abated on his list of 1855, 
as follows : 

Nancy B. Johnson, 4 40 

Wm. B. Dana, 24 57 

Shaw & Baxter, 10 53 

John A. Berry, 17 55 

Wm. Cass, 15 65 

Silas Bebee, * , 3 51 

C. F. Barrett 7 90 

P. B. Putney, 10 83 

C. J. Shedd, 8 75 

P. Coulin 12 63 

I. W. Fogg, 12 53 

Wm. White, 26 35 

LA. Paige, 35 10 

Lorenzo Jackson, 3 51 

Flanders & Pierce, 17 55 

F. W. Baker, 4 38 

E. Young, 3 18 

C. M. Feleny, 22 83 

J. M. Barnes, 11 84 

W. S. Dearborn, 2 72 

Amount carried forward, $332 11 



73 

AMOtTNT BROUGHT FORWARD, $332 11 

PaidB. F. Dalton, 8 77 

Fuller & Robinson, 2 43 

W. R. Seegy, 87 

S. McQucston, 81 

J. S. Elliott, 7 02 

Ira Russell, 1 75 

Wm. H. Farnum, 13 16 

Jona. Cilley, 2 10 

Jona. Newton, 2 10 

J. Y. McQuestion, 29 16 

Edward Busby, 2 10 

Jesse Hartwell, 175 

Thomas Paine, 2 10 

Cyrus Dunn, 5 26 

D. Brigham, 12 96 

Marsh & Crosby,.. . 16 67 

H. Q. Cannon, 4 38 

H. Wellington, 4 38 

W.W. Morse, 2 10 

James Hall, 12 15 

J. B. Hall, 2 97 

B. H. Dix, 1 80 



$468 90 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1856, $1140 84. 



CITY DEBT, FEB. 1, 1856. 



Date of Notes. 


To whom payable. 


When payable. 


Inst, unpaid, 
Feb. 1, 1856. 


Amount. 


June 7, 1851. 


R. Chase. 


June 7, 1856. 


466 20 


$1500 00 


July 14, 1851. 


J. A. Holmes. 


July 14, 1856. 


184 07 


800 00 


Feb. 28, 1852. 


N. Hunt. 


Feb. 28, 1872. 


154 80 


3600 00 


Aug. 24, 1855. 


G. M Flanders. 


Aug. 24, 1856. 


82 91 


3189 00 


Aug. 24, 1855. 


J. 6. Eveleth. 


Aug. 24, 1856. 


57 20 


2200 00 


Oct. 15, 1855. 


C. H. Carpenter. 


Oct. 15, 1856. 


Paid. 


2500 00 


Aug. 17, 1855. 


J. Gibson. 


Aug. 17, 1856. 


27 50 


1000 00 


July 1, 1847. 


Certificates of Stock. 


July 1, 1857. 


787 50 


22500 00 


July 1, 1847. 


Certificate of Stock. 


July 1, 1862. 


787 50 


22500 00 


July 1, 1847. 


Certificates of Stock. 


July 1, 1867. 


700 00 


20000 00 


July 1, 1847. 


Certificates of Stock. 


July 1, 1872. 


700 00 


20000 00 


July 1, 1854. 


Certificates of Stock. 


July 1, 1874. 


700 00 


20000 00 


Jan. 1, 1856. 


Certificates of Stock. 


Jan. 1, 1880. 


37 50 


7500 00 



$4,740 18 



Actual debt, Feb; 1, 1856, 

Add interest unpaid, Feb. 1, 1856,. 



$127,289 00 
.$127,289 00 
. 4,740 18 

$132,029 18 



CITY DEBT, 

COMPARED WITH THAT OF LAST YEAR. 



City debt at commencement of the last financial year, Feb. 

1, 1855, amounted to $111,450 00 

It has been increased this year by city stock sold, 9,500 00 

It has been increased this year by notes, *8,889 00 

$129,839 00 
The debt has been decreased this year by payment of prom- 
issory notes, $2,550 00 

Actual debt, Feb. 1, 1856, $127,289 00 

Interest due, 4,740 18 



$132,029 18 



* Twenty-five hundred dollars of thi3 sum is canceled by that amount of city scrip in the 
hands of the Treasurer, by the terms of the resolution authorizing the loan of 1855, and $5389 
were paid for the new cemetery. 



CITY PROPERTY. 



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

City Farm, (200 acres,) at cost, and permanent 

improvements, 19,902 00 

Stock,tools, provisions and furniture at city farm, 4,GT0 67 
Engine houses and apparatus, as per Engineer's 

Report, 14,750 48 

Reservoirs, at cost, 4,900 00 

Hearses, houses, tomb and new cemetery, at cost, 4,170 00 
Court house lot, at cost, including interest,. . . . 7,085 28 

Common sewers, at cost, 17 ,838 80 

Safe, furniture and gas fixtures at City Hall,.... 1,203 00 

Street lanterns, posts, pipe and frames, 715 00 

New cemetery, 5 ; 389 00 

Lumber, stone, and other materials, for sewers, 

bridges, &c. , on hand, 300 00 

Water works 1000 00 

£01j)£45_23 

Cash in Treasury, $3913,44. 



DEBTS DUE THE CITY 



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

year 1849, 2,600 47 

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

year 1850, 856 10 

FromD. L. Stevens, collector of taxes for the 

year 1851, 3,266 75 

From William Richardson, collector of taxes 

for the year 1852, 2,725 95 

From H. G. Lowell, collector of taxes for the 

year 1853, 2,805 16 

From H. G. Lowell, collector of taxes for the 

year 1854, 5,512 21 

From H. G. Lowell, collector of taxes for the 

year 1855, 11,326 43 

From County of Hillsborough for support of 

paupers, 192 19 

From sundry persons to City Farm, 13 00 

From other towns for support of paupers,. . 40 14 

$ 27,338 43 

Total amn't of city property and debts due to city, $147,897 10- 



SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY. 



Diet. No. 1, house and lot, $200 00 

do. 2, do. do. Spring street, 9800 00 

do. 2, do. do. Bridge do., 1500 00 

do. 2, do. do. Lowell do., 6400 00 

do. 2, do. do. Concord do., 1325 00 

do. 2, do. do. Granite do., 500 00 

do. 2, do. do. Mer'k do., 1800 00 

do. 2, do. do. Park do., 8000 00 

do. 2, do. do. Janes'lldo., 850 00 

do. 2, do. do. Falls do., „ 200 00 

New School House and lot on Wilson HiU, 2000 00 

Lot on Franklin street, 650 00 

do. 2, new house and lot, Manchester St.,.. 8000 00 

do. 3, house and lot, 500 00 

do. 4, do. do 40000 

do. 5, do. do 20000 

do. 6, do. do 200 00 

do. 7, do. do , 30000 

do. 8, do. do 500 00 

do. 9, do. do 200 00 

do. 10, do. do 200 00 

do. 11, do. do 20000 

Total, $43925 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



Auditor's Office, } 
City of Manchester, Feb. 29, 1856. $ 

I hereby certify that I have examined the several items of Receipts 
and Expenditures embraced in the foregoing Report of the "Joint Stand- 
ing Committee on Finance," and find the same correctly cast and prop* 
erly vouched. 

GEORGE A. FRENCH, City Auditor.. 



STATISTICAL TABLES. 

Valuation of Property, Taxes, number of Polls, and amount of Tax on 
the Poll for the eighteen years, commencing with the year 1838, and 
ending with the year 1855. 



Year. 


Valuation. 


Taxes. 


No. of polls. 


Poll tax. 


1838. 


$555,270 00 


$2,235 49 


244 


$166 


1839. 


604,963 00 


3,029:84 


427 


2 14 


1840. 


946,200 00 


3,986 56 


772 


2 20 


1841. 


1,229,054 00 


9,563 74 


892 


3 49 


1842. 


1,430,524 00 


12,952 44 


1,053 


2 76 


1843. 


1,598,826 00 


13,764 32 


1,028 


2 60 


1844. 


1,873,286 00 


13,584 72 


1,561 


2 25 


1845. 


2,544,780 00 


19,246 27 


1,808 


2 30 


1846. 


3,187,726 00 


22,005 95 


2,056 


2 10 


1847. 


4,488,550 00 


24,963 54 


2,638 


168 


1848. 


4,664,957 00 


39,712 53 


2,518 


2 58 


1849. 


5,500,049 00 


44,979 92 


2,820 


2 47 


1850. 


5,832,080 00 


48,974 23 


2,910 


2 37 


1851. 


6,906,462 00 


51,798 47 


2,745 


2 25 


1852. 


6,795,682 00 


54,379 45 


2,907 


192 


1853. 


6,995,528 00 


61,545 81 


2,814 


1 82 


1854. 


8,237,617 00 


62,022 44 


3,725 


180 


1855. 


8,883,248 00 


71,952 09 


3,677 


1 94 



POPULATION OF MANCHESTER, 

AS APPEARS FROM RECORDS. 



Year. No. of males. | 



No. of females. 



Total. 



1840 
1844 
1845 



2,625 3,531. 

3,595 4,422. 

1846 4,591 5,624. 



1847. 
1849. 
1850. 
1851. 
1852. 
1853. 
1854. 



.5,050 7,236. 

.5,928 8,614. 

.5,337 8,997. 

,5,813 8,094. 

.5,844 9,106. 

.6,689 10,311. 

.8,185 11,712. 



..3,235 
..6,156 
..8,917 
.10,125 
.12,286 
.14,542 
.14,334 
,13,907 
.14,950 
.17,000 
.19,897 



Note.— No record of population in 1841, 1842, 1843, 1848 and 1855. 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S OFFICE. 



To his Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen of the City of Man- 
chester : 

Gentlemen : — I herewith submit to you the following report of the 
"condition of the Fire Department, and an appraisal of all the property- 
belonging to the same," in compliance with Section 5, Chapter G, of the 
Revised Ordinances. 

ENGINE Co. No. 1. 

HOUSE ON VINE STREET. 

E. G. Woodman, Foreman. 
J. A. Hubbard, Assistant. 
A. J. Woodbury, Clerk. 
J. D. Emert, Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

House and land, $1100 00 

Engine and hose carriage, 1075 00 

400 feet leading hose, (good) 260 00 

275 " " " (ordinary) 100 00 

100 " " " (unfit for use) 10 00 

4 lengths suction hose, 50 00 

20 spanners and belts, 10 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 28 00 

8 do. hats, 40 00 

2 new pipes and nozzle, 37 00 

3 trumpets, 13 50 

8 pair overalls, 12 00 

2 stoves and pipes, 25 00 

1 hammer and saw, 2 00 

6 torches, 13 00 

4 spanners, 1 wrench, and 5 life ropes, 18 00 

Amount carried forward, $2793 50 



80 



Amount brought forward, $2793 50 

1 signal and whiffietree, 12 00 

Tin cans, pails and boiler, 10 00 

1 pump, 1 shovel, and 1 bar, 8 00 

1 screw, 2 00 

14 settees, 40 00 

Chairs, table and lamps, 13 00 

Gas fixtures, 57 77 



$2936 27 



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

HOUSE IN MACHINE SHOP YARD. 

A. K. Hunton, Foreman. 

H. George, Assistant. 

A. O. Peavy, Clerk. 

E. G. W. Bartlett, Treasurer. 

ENGINE CO. 50 MEN. HOSE CO. 26 MEN. 

100 feet leading hose, (new) $100 00 

250 " " " (good) 130 00 

3 fire hats, 15 00 

8 hosemen's caps, 32 00 

10 oil cloth suits, 16 00 

80 badges, 5 00 

10 jackets, 32 50 

5 torches, 17 50 

1 signal, 15 00 

1 iron bar and 12 hosemen's belts, 7 00 

4 life ropes and 2 speaking trumpets, 11 00 

1 stove and pipe, 25 00 

10 settees, 44 00 

9 chairs, 4 00 

4 office chairs, 5 00 

1 table, 5 00 

Whiffletrees, 3 00 



Engine and balance of hose is owned by the 
Amoskeag Co.; the use of the same is given to 
the city at fires. 



Amount carried forward,. 



$467 00 



.$3403 27 



81 

Amount brought forward, $3403 27 

ENGINE Co., No. 3. 

HOUSE IN STARK MILLS YARD. 

M. 0. Pearson, Foreman. 

C. C. Fuller, Assistant. 
S. Thompson, Clerk. 

M. N. Young, Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

200 feet leading hose, (new,) $200 00 

100 " " " (good,) 6000 

150 " " " (ordinary,) 50 00 

7 settees, 28 00 

12 office chairs, 12 00 

8 jackets and overalls, 38 00 

3 chairs and table, 6 00 

1 stove and pipe, 30 00 

1 signal and 2 trumpets, 25 00 

8 fire caps, 32 00 $48100 

The engine and balance of hose is owned by the 
Stark Mills ; the use of which is given to the 
City at fires. 

ENGINE Co., No. 4. 

HOUSE ON CHESTNUT STREET. 

Sidney Smith, Foreman. 
S. D. Pollard, Assistant. 
M. D. L. Stevens, Clerk. 

D. Thayer, Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

House and Land, $1100 00 

Engine and hose carriage, 1075 00 

50 feet leading hose, (new,) 50 00 

450" " " (good,) 300 00 

100" " " (unfit for use,) 8 00 

25 suction, (good,) 50 00 

Extra pipe and nozzle, 19 00 

Oil cans, vice and wrench, 4 00 

Amount carried forward, $3884 27 





AfcKnVf BROUGHT FORWARD, , . .... . . . , . $3884 27 

50 badges and keys, 10 00 

1 lantern and 3 lamps, 4 50 

9 hats and caps, 44 00 

9 he-semen's suits, 31 00 

1 Signal and 2 trumpets, 25 00 

Belts, spanners, pump and shovel, 15 00 

2 stoves and pipe, 20 00 

7 life ropes and 5 torches, 9 25 

10 settees and desk, 27 00 

3 pair couplings and 1 pair whiffle trees, 9 00 

Gas fixtures, 41 56 



$2842 31 



ENGINE Co., No. 5. 

HOUSE ON MANCHESTER STREET. 

O. Hardy, Foreman. 
B. C. Randall, Assistant. 
W. M. Trakey, Clerk. 
N. Gilmore, Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

House and land, $1200 00 

Engine and hose carriage, 1000 00 

750 feet leading hose, 375 00 

25 " suction hose, 65 00 

2 stoves and pipe, 20 00 

1 signal, 12 00 

7 torches and 2 lanterns, 9 00 

1 boiler, oil cans and pails, 4 00 

24 spanners and belts, 13 00 

8 hosemen's hats, 35 00 

8 do. oil pants and jackets, 27 00 

9 settees, 21 00 

60 badges, 15 00 

2 locks and 76 keys, 15 00 

2 shovels, 1 iron bar and 7 life ropes, 6 25 

9 chairs and desk, 10 00 

Branch pipe and brakes, 11 00 

2 pair couplings, 16 00 

Amount carried forward, . .-. $6726 58 



83 

Amount brought forward, , ♦ $612658 

1 table, 1 clock and rope, 17 00 

5 curtains and fixtures, 25 00 

1 mirror, 5 00 

Gas fixtures, , 61 37 

. — $290262 

ENGINE Co., No. 6. 

HOUSE IN MANCHESTER MILL YARD. 

W. Evans, Foreman. 

E. Huntington, Assistant. 

W. M. EIelley, Clerk and Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

300 feet leading hose, (good,) $160 00 

50 " " " (ordinary,) 20 00 

14 office chairs, 17 50 

4 torches, 14 00 

1 signal, 10 00 

7 settees, 27 00 

8 chairs, 7 00 

1 table and 1 trumpet, 8 00 

Stove and pipe, 23 00 

8 hosemen's hats, > 35 00 

8 jackets, 21 00 

Whifnetrees and lantern, 7 00 

— $849 50 

The engine and balance of hose is owned by the 

Manchester Mills ; the use of which is given to 

the City at fires. 

ENGINE Co., No. 7. 

HOUSE ON MAIN STREET, PISCATAQUOG. 

A. C. Wallace, Foreman. 

W. H. Boyd, Assistant. 

J. Moulton, Clerk. 

J. B. Watson, Treasurer. 
50 MEN. 

House, $1036 00 

Engine, hose carriage and suction hose, 1250 00 

;. ■ 

AmOUST CARRIED FORWARD, ■, .„ ^10DS8 70 



84 

Amount brought forward, $10038 70 

500 feet leading hose, 486 20 

4 torches, 15 00 

2 trumpets, 8 00 

1 signal, 15 00 

8 pair overalls, 16 00 

8 coats, 2600 

8 fire caps, 40 00 

2 stoves and pipe, 21 00 

1 boiler, pail, jug and oil can, 4 00 

1 watering pot and duster, 1 00 

1 jack, 1 50 

1 shovel and dripper, 2 10 

12 spanners, 7 00 

1 wrench and hammer, 2 05 

6 life ropes, 2 25 

1 rope, 2 47 

1 tackle, 1 75 

7 chairs, 10 50 

1 table, 8 50 

6 settees, 25 00 

62 keys, 9 30 

2 whiffletrees, 3 75 

60 badges, 16 00 

Gas fixtures and lantern on the house, 30 71 

$304108 

AMOSKEAG HOSE AND HYDRANT Co., No. 1. 

HOUSE IN YARD OF AMOSKEAG MILLS. 

A. G. Fairbanks, Foreman. 

E. B. Edwards, Assistant. 

C. H. Robv, Clerk and Treasurer. 

40 MEN. 

1 signal, $12 00 

4 torches, 8 00 

1 table, 12 00 

1 stove and pipe, 21 00 

10 settees, 43 20 

6 office chairs, 8 50 

Amount carried forward, $13079 78 



85 

Amount brought forward, $13079 78 

6 oil pants, 9 00 

8 hats, ,. 40 00 



$153 70 



The hose carriage, ladders, bucket and 1000 ft. 
of leading hose, is owned by the Amoskeag Co. ; 
the use of which is given to the City at fires. 

HOOK AND LADDER Co., No. 1. 

HOUSE ON MANCHESTER STREET. 

J. L. Bradford, Foreman. 

F. A. Senter, Assistant. 

S. TV. Savort, Clerk and Treasurer. 

45 MEN. 

House and land, $1000 00 

Carriages, 150 00 

Signal, torches and trumpet, 11 00 

45 badges, - 6 00 

328 feet ladders, 100 00 

4 large and 3 small hooks, 40 00 

Stove and pipe, 12 00 

Axes, shovels, hay-forks and buckets, 9 00 

Pike poles and chain, 25 00 

Lamps, chair and table,.. 6 00 

9 settees, 18 00 

Ropes, 30 00 



ENGINEERS. 



$1407 00 



20 badges, $13 00 

6 trumpets, 25 00 

10 coats, 60 00 

Signal, 12 00 

, ^ $110 00 



$14750 48 

The DEPARTMENT has been called out by alarms 
and fires twenty-four times. 



86 



FIRES. 

Feb. 20, 1855, Daniel Clark's house, Lowell St.,. 
June 9, 

" 12, 
July 5, 

" 15, 



" 18, 

Oct. 12, 

Nov. 23, 

Deo. 4, 

" 7, 

" 14, 

" 27, 



Carpenter's shop, Pine street, 

Picker, Stark Mills, 

wood shed, in rear of Concord street, . . 

Manchester Mill, 

buildings east of Elm between Hano- 
ver and Manchester streets, 

barn at the City Farm, 

Well's building, 

Martin's Paper Mill, 

School house in "Ward 8, 

small building in rear of Orange St.,. 

D. A. Bartlett's barn, on Mammoth 
road, 

School house in Piscataquog, 

Jan. 14, 1856, cellar in north end of Central build- 
ing, 

" 15, " picker, Stark Mills, 

Most of the property destroyed by fire the past year 
was Insured, excepting the Manchester Mill, which 

was Insured for only 

Making their loss, 

Committees of the Board of Engineers examined the 
various buildings throughout the City early in the 
winter, to ascertain whether the Rules and Regula- 
tions of the Department were properly observed. 
Whole number of dwellings, stores, offices and shops, 

" " " stoves, 

Of which number 225 were considered in an unsafe 
condition, and the owners and occupants were duly 
notified of the same. 



Damage. 
Slight. 
Slight. 
Slight. 
Slight. 
$271,353 00 



Slight. 
Slight. 
Slight. 
Slight. 



Slight. 



$100,000 00 
171,353 00 



2400 
4472 



FIRES AND ALARMS 

Calling out the Department. 

Feb., called out 3 times. 

March, " " 1 

June, " " 2 

July, " " 4 

Sept., " " 2 

Oct., " " 2 



87 

Nov., " " 2 " 

Dec, " " 5 " 

Jan., " " 3 " 

I regard it proper to call your attention to the propriety of provid- 
ing a sufficient quantity of canvas or sail-cloth, for the better protection 
of buildings in the immediate vicinity of fires. 

It is supposed that about nine hundred yards of coarse canvas cloth, 
properly prepared, would be sufficient at the present time ; the expense 
of which will not probably exceed $400,00. Had we have been thus 
provided with sails, we undoubtedly could have prevented any damage 
or injury to the buildings on the north side of Stark street, and on the 
east side of Elm street during the recent fire at Patten's Building. 

It will be observed by the foregoing report, that our Fire Department 
has been called upon during the past year to perform duties more severe 
and laborious than ever have their predecessors ; there never before hav- 
ing occurred in this City two large fires, raging at the same time. — 
While the Manchester Mill was enveloped in flames on July 15, last, 
the alarm of fire on the street was raised. At this moment the leading 
hose of the several engines was attached to the Hydrants of the yard 
and strung up beside of the Mill ; and yet in about thirty minutes the 
machines were removed to the street and in full operation, keeping the 
men on the brakes about eight hours, working with a will and courage 
truly commendable. The whole Department is in an excellent condition, 
having the full number of men allowed by law, well disciplined and 
well organized, prompt and efficient, and ready at all times to discharge 
their duties as firemen. 

My Assistants have been untiring and faithful in their efforts to pro- 
mote the best interests and welfare of the Department. The most per- 
fect unanimity of opinion and action has existed in the Board, and also 
throughout the Department during the year. 

JACOB F. JAMES, Chief Engineer. 

In Board of Common Council, Feb. 19, 1856. 
Read and accepted and ordered to be printed, — 

E. M. TOPLIFF, Clerk. 

In Board of Alderman, Feb. 26, 1856. 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed, in concurrence, — 

GEO. A. FRENCH, City Clerk. 



CITY LIBRARY. 



In accordance with Section ninth, Article first, of the Rules and Reg- 
ulations of the " Manchester City Library," the Board of Trustees ask 
leave to make their second annual report. 

The Trustees have to congratulate the friends of the Library on its 
continued success. As a matter of experiment, there may have been 
room in some minds, for doubt, whether the general benefit would war- 
rant such an expenditure as seemed just to the committee. They believe 
no such doubt can reasonably exist now. The progress of the Library 
has been steady, if not rapid, from the commencement, and it has been 
the policy of its directors to glide naturally, and upon its own merits, 
into public estimation, rather than to call attention to it in any osten- 
tatious manner. No reaction, therefore, is to be apprehended. The 
condition, value and increase of the Library will be seen from the an- 
nual report of the Librarian. 

In the selection of books no department of English literature has 
been neglected, and no book purchased to which there can be reasona- 
ble objection. The task of selection, to suit every person's taste, is by 
no means an easy one, and some of the works of the day are, undoubt- 
edly, ephemeral and of little value. To all who have added to the Li- 
brary by donation, and especially to those persons named in the Libra- 
rian's Report, the Board of Trustees desire to render their acknowledge- 
ments in the spirit with which these gifts were made. 

The Library commenced operations under adverse circumstances ; the 
rooms were small and poorly adapted to its wants. The appropriation 
asked of and granted by the city, rendering such a step advisable, the 
books were called in on the twenty-third of June and removed to their 
present location, in what was known as Patten's Hall, which was fitted 
up for Library, Reading Room and rooms for storage and miscellaneous 
purposes. In common times this ought not to have taken more than 
three weeks, but the great fire on Elm Street occuring about the same 
period, rendered workmen so scarce that books were not again delivered 
until the sixteenth of August. The rooms are sufficiently spacious, for 
the present, and are generally creditable to the City. The degree of 



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order and quiet in the Reading Room has been highly commendable, and 
the response to a small contribution, suggested by some of the frequent- 
ers of the Library, for oranmental purposes, affords gratifying evidence 
of the interest in its welfare. It may not be thought amiss to keep be- 
fore the public the ultimate necessity for a plain fire-proof building, for 
the preservation of property already too valuable to be exposed to hazard. 

The Board of Trustees in closing, would refer the City Government 
to the Reports of the Librarian and Treasurer herewith connected, and 
can but give their conviction that the free City Library will, at no dis- 
tant day, become the just pride and boast of Manchester. 

Jan. 31st, 1856. 

T. T. ABBOT, President. 

WM. C. CLARKE, Clerk. 



/ 



REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN. 



Gentlemen of the Board of Trustees — In accordance with your de- 
sire, I beg leave to submit the following report. 

The whole number of persons who have complied with the regulations, 
enabling them to take books, to this date, is one thousand three hun- 
dred and eighty, (1,380) thirty-one of whom were qualified by deposit 
and the remainder by furnishing the required guarantee. Of these, 
seven hundred and sixty (760) have been added since the last annual 
report, and twelve hundred and twenty-five persons take books with 
more or less regularity at the present time. In two hundred and fifty- 
four days of the past year, seventeen thousand six hundred and forty 
(17,640) volumes were delivered from the Librarian's desk — an average 
of sixty-five per day. Out of this number, seven only, of less than four 
dollars in value, are found missing, without indications of the persons 
by whom they are held, while the amount received from fines and sale 
of catalogues, is twenty-nine dollars and thirteen cents (29,13). No 
books have been thrown aside as worn out, but eight or ten volumes of 
juvenile works are not worth rebinding. The whole number of books, 
bound newspapers and periodicals now in the Library, is five thousand 
four hundred and forty-six, (5,446) of which eight hundred and thir- 
teen have been added the past year ; seven hundred and thirteen by pur- 
chase, seventy-eight (78) by donation, and twenty-two (22) are bound 
volumes of magazines and periodicals taken for the Reading Room. 

Donations of books and pamphlets have been made by the following 
persons : — 

Hon. Henry J. Raymond, Lieut-Governor of New York. 

Hon. John S. Wells, Ex. U. S. Senate. 

Hon. James Bell, U. S. S. from N. H. 

Hon. John P. Hale, U. S. S. from N. H. 

Hon. George W. Morrison, Ex. Rep. from N. H. 

Hon. Asbury Dickens, Clerk of the U. S. Senate. 

Hon. A. D. Bache, Supt. of U. S. Coast Survey. 

Hon. S. D. Bell, Judge of the Supreme Judicial Court, N. H. 

S. N. Bell, Esq. 

James 0. Adams, Esq., Sec. of the N. H. Ag. So. 

Geo. A. French, Esq. 

Dr. Moses Hill. 

F. B. Eaton. 

Sylvanus Buntin, M. D. 

City Library Rooms, Feb. 4th, 1856. 

F. B. EATON, Librarian. 



To the Board of Trustees of the City Library : 

The Treasurer of the Board of Trustees makes the following report 
of the receipts and expenditures, by the Board, of the funds received 
by them on account of the City Library. 

1855. Dr. 
Feb. 1, To balance on hand as per last report. . . . 109 25 

May 2, To cash of City Treasurer, 100 00 

June 5, To cash of F. B. Eaton, for fines, &c.,... 12 76 

June 26, To cash of City Treasurer, 500 00 

Dec. 17, To cash of City Treasurer, 100 00 

1856. 

Jan. 31, To cash of City Treasurer, 300 00 

$1,122 01 

1855. 

July 11, By cash paid Hersey & Til ton,. 37 921 

Dec. 28, By cash paid Hovey & Co.,. . . 2 50 | 

1856. ^Periodicals, $79 68 
Jan. 14, By cash paid Hersey & Tilton,. 33 26 | 

Jan. 24, By cash paid John C. Rivers, . . 6 00 J 

1855. 

June 19, By cash paid £. B.Beaman, 4 78 > -r>. ,. ^ . ,. , 10 a „ 
Oct. 8, By cash paid E. B.Beaman; 13 55 pmdmgPenodicals,18 3 

April 10, By cash paid W. L. Wilder, 56 00 "■ 

May 14, By cash paid M. Moulton, . . 9 93 

Sept. 12, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 252 48 

;pt. 12, By cash paid G. M. Harding, 5 00 

ct. 5, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 192 17 

ct. 5, By cash paid F. B. Eaton, 6 56 ^ Books, 588 70 

oct. 8, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 4 50 

Dec. 25, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 26 06 

By cash paid bills as per last report, . 98 53 
1856. ^ F V l 

Feb. 1 , By cash to balance, 336 79 

$1123 01 



The expenditures for Incidental expenses of the Library, for the year 
ending Feb. 1, 1856, the items of which appear at large in the Annual 
Report of the City, are as follows : 

Newspapers, 35 49 

Rent, 36 30 

Amount carried forward, $71 79 



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Amount brought forward, $71 79 

Postage, 11 54 

Fuel, 36 43 

Gas, 88 20 

Insurance, 31 25 

Librarian Salary, 319 50 

Rebinding books, 36 73 

Furniture, 68 86 

Books of account, &c. , 12 00 

Printing, 85 25 

Incidentals, 53 87 

Fitting up new rooms, 200 64 

b l 1016 06 

Orders drawn by Trustees for purchase of books, 1000 00 
Balance in City Treasury, 7 94 

2024 00 

The liabilities chargable to the City Library are 

Newspapers, 14 20 

Rent, 123 01 

Gas, . 10 50 

Librarian services, 43 33 

191 04 

Recapitulation of liabilities and expenditures to Feb., 

1856. Dr. 

To amount of appropriation, 2024 00 

Cr. 

By cash paid for incidental expenses, 1016 06 

By orders of Trustees for purchase of books,. . . 1000 00 
By liabilities to Feb. 1, 1856, 191 04 

2207 10 

Balance above appropriation, 183 10 

$2024 00 
Feb. 1, 1856. Respectfully submitted. 

S. N. BELL, Treasurer, 

Board of Trustees City Library. 

February 4, 1856. 

We have examined the above report and find the same correct and 

properly vouched. 

T. T. ABBOT, > Com. on account 
SAM'L GOULD, \ of City Library. 



Special Report of the Board of Trustees of the City Library 
to the City Government. 



Since the presentation of our recent annual report, circumstances have 
occurred involving the almost total destruction of the City Library by 
fire, which render it necessary to make this special communication. 

The facts in the case, so far as can be ascertained, are these. On 
Monday evening, Feb. 4th, the Librarian left the property entrusted 
to his care at a few minutes past nine o'clock, P. M., in the usual de- 
gree of safety, and not exposed to danger from any cause within his con- 
trol. At about 5 o'clock on the morning of the 5th, some occupants of 
the building who had sleeping rooms therein were awakened by the 
smoke, soon ascertained to come from the basement storey in which was 
a steam engine and press, used for printing all the papers of the city. 
It is said that no fire had been kindled there that morning, and the fire 
can only be conjectured to have originated from that remaining in the 
furnace, from cotton waste saturated with oil and used for cleaning the 
press, or some other unknown cause. An elevator used in connection 
with the printing offices above, gave the smoke ready access to the upper 
storeys so that the occupants of the building had no more than time to 
make their escape with such articles of dress as they hastily threw 
around them. It will readily be seen that no efforts could have saved 
the Library. At the earliest period after the alarm, repeated attempts 
were made by different persons to enter the Library windows. The 
books were so placed in boxes, that, under ordinary circumstances, 
they could have been removed in twenty minutes. Owing to the dense 
smoke only about sixty- two volumes were taken from the south windows, 
in two .boxes, by Mr. Henry Clough, a member of the Police Depart- 
ment. 

This occurred within so short a time after the annual return of books 
that not above one fourth of the usual number were out. At this date 
the number saved and returned, amounts to about five hundred and fifty 
volumes, at the estimated value of $420. If this be compared with the 
Librarian's report of the 4th inst., the extent of the loss will appear. 
It will be borne in mind that the books returned are many of them odd 
volumes and broken sets, greatly reducing the former value. All the 
Librarian's books, records and papers, together with furnituro and fix- 



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tares to the value of $450, swells the estimate of loss. Several orna- 
ments and pictures, recently purchased by subscription, were also de- 
stroyed ; and the Board of Trustees especially regret the loss of a valua- 
ble painting, executed and generously loaned as an ornament to the Li- 
brary Rooms, by Miss L. E. Slade, said to have been valued by her at 
$50,00. 

The Library was insured in the Etna Insurance Company for $25,00 00 
to recover which the necessary steps have been taken. When this is 
done it will be seen that with the appropriation soon to become due, 
and the balance unexpended of last year, about thirty-eight hundred 
dollars can be expended for new books. Under the most favorable cir- 
cumstances, however, the Library cannot be opened to the public for 
two months, and possibly for a longer time. 

The Board of Trustees regret the necessity of asking for any increased 
appropriation. They would, however, rely confidently on the wisdom 
of the City Government to enable them to meet the extraordinary con- 
tingent expenses produced by a cause which they hope may never again 
occur, and to give them the power of discharging their duties to the 
public at the earliest practicable time. 

Feb. 8, 1856. 

T. T. ABBOT, President. 
WM, C. CLARKE, Clerk. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



Auditor's Office, ) 

City of Manchester, Feb. 13, 1856. J 
I hereby certify that I have examined the 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 cast and properly 
vouched. 

GEO. A. FRENCH, City Auditor. 

In Board of Common Council, Feb. 19, 1856. 
Read, accepted, and ordered to be printed,— 

E. M. TOPLIFF, Clerk. 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 26, 1856. 
Read, accepted, and ordered to be printed, in concurrence,— 

GEO. A. FRENCH, City Clbbk. 



CITY FARM AND ALMS-HOUSE REPORT. 



To His Honor the Mayor, and City Council: 

Assistance has been rendered to 317 adult persons the past year. Of 
this number, 252 were county paupers ; 24 were paupers off the farm, 
and 12 were paupers belonging to other towns. Sixty-six of the county 
paupers have been sent to the farm at Goffstown, and 19 have died in 
this city. No death has occurred the past year at the alms-house, and 
there has been very little severe sickness there. Only two receiving as- 
sistance off the farm have died the past year. Sixty- three different per- 
sons have been sentenced to the house of correction ; 6 have been sent 
a second time ; 3 a third time, and 1 a fourth time. In all 79 commit- 
ments. The whole amount of board furnished them is 436 weeks, which, 
at $1 75 per week, amounts to $1060. 

The annexed account shows a balance against the farm of $1958 37. 
This result is owing to no extravagance or bad management, that we are 
aware of; on the contrary, we believe the farm has been managed with 
as much prudence and economy the past year as in any former year ; 
and the following, among other reasons, will account for the deficit. 

1st. The large amount of bills which have been paid this year, con- 
tracted in former years. Then the Board of last year made extensive 
repairs on the house, by painting, papering, &c, which, being done after 
the first of February, were charged to the present year's expenses. This 
amount has been considerably increased by grating the windows, and 
other arrangements for the better security of the prisoners. Then the 
large amount of board furnished to prisoners, with the high prices of 
provisions, amounts to a large sum, as is shown above. Again, it will 
be observed that many items formerly carried to the credit of the farm 
have, in this account, been rejected, as they do not, in the opinion of the 
Board, lead to a correct understanding of the actual cost of maintaining 
the establishment. Many other reasons might be assigned for the dis- 
parity between the apparent result of this and some former years, but 
the above are deemed amply sufficient. 

The Board would here suggest that not only justice and human- 
ity, but, in their judgment, pecuniary considerations, require that 
the alms-house should be separate from the house of correction. To 



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compel the virtuous but unfortunate poor, not only to spend their day* 
of toil, but their few hours of leisure, the Sabbath and their nights, in 
proximity with the vile, abandoned victims of vice, who compos 
by far the greater proportion of the inmates of the house of correction . 
is, to give it no severer name, an act of cruelty, which no pecuniar;, 
consideration can justify. We repeat it, therefore, as our conviction, 
that the interest of the city, no less than the cause of humanity, call 
for serious consideration of this matter. 

It is a question with this Board whether the farm and some other 
features of the establishment are not much larger than a judicious and 
economical arrangement for these two institutions require. 



a. (*. WOuUMaJN, levt h. sleeper, 

S. BUNTON, A. W. THOMPSON, 

S. S. MOULTON, HENRY PEACOCK, 

Overseers of the Poor for the City of Manchester. 

Tn Board of Aldermen, Feb. 26, 1856. Read, accepted, and ordered 
to be printed,— GEO. A. FRENCH, City Clerk. 

Fn Common Council, Feb. 26, 1856. Read, accepted, and ordered 
to be printed, in concurrence, — E. M. TOPLIFF, Clerk. 



Dr. City Farm in account current with the City of 

To personal property on hand, Feb. 1, 1855, $4098 70 

Expenditures the current year, 3578 71 

Interest on $18460, original cost of the farm,. . . 807 60 
Interest on $3000 expended for permanent im- 
provements, 180 00 

Amount due the superintendent in March next.. 172 50 



r— - . $8837 51 

be observed that many items formerly caxi-ic^ ... m*. «««... -■ - ■ - ■ 

have, in this account, been rejected, as they do not, in the opinion of the 
Board, lead to a correct understanding of the actual cost of maintaining 
the establishment. Many other reasons might be assigned for the dis- 
parity between the apparent result of this and some former years, but 
the above are deemed amply sufficient. 

The Board would here suggest that not only justice and human- 
ity, but, in their judgment, pecuniary considerations, require that 
the alms-house should be separate from the house of correction. To 



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Manchester, from Feb. 1, 1855, to Feb. 1, 1856. Cr. 

By 2 horses, $350 ; 2 yoke of oxen, $350 ; 4 old cows, $130 ; . $830 00 

5 two years old heifers. $150 ; 1 two years old bull, $35 ; 

3 two years old steers, $85 ; all one half Durham ; . . . . 270 00 
4 yearling heifers, $G0 ; 1 yearling steer, $15 ; 2 heifer 

calves^ $20 ; I bull calf, $20 ; 2 sucking calves, $4 ;. . 119 00 

10 shotes, $50 ; 12 hens and chickens, $3 ; 3 turkies, $2 ; 55 00 
23 tons English hay, $552 ; 2 tons meadow hay, $24 : I 

tons corn fodder, $32 ; 5 tons of oat straw, $60 ; 1 ton 

rye straw, $10 ; 678 00 

300 bushels corn, $375 ; 312 bushels oats, $171 60 ; 24 

bushels rye, $36 : beans and peas, $7 25 ; 589 85 

460 bushels potatoes, $222 50 ; 60 bushels beets, $30 ; 20 

barrels apples, $30 ; 282 50 

18 barrels cider, $27 ; 140 gallons vinegar, $21 ; dried ap- 
ples and pickles, $14 75 ; 62 75 

11 barrels pork and hams, $312 50 ; corned beef and salt, 

$5 20 ; fresh meat, lard, butter and soap, $71 75 ; 389 45 

70 cords prepared wood, 280 00 

Carts, wagons, sleds, harnesses, and other farming tools,. . 745 62 

16 beds, bedding, and all other household furniture, 340 00 

By 7 casks nails, $31 50 ; linseed oil, $3 ; 34 50 

Amount of personal property, $4676 67 

?tj board, clothing, and other expenses of paupers at the farm 

544 2-7 weeks, at $1 75 per week, 952 50 

Cash received for produce, &c. , and paid into the city treas'y , 490 51 

" " " fines, 73 17 

" " " impoundment of cattle, swine, &c, 13 90 

" " " boarding paupers from other towns, 73 09 

" " " board of county paupers, 28 80 

1 ' due from sundry persons, 13 00 

$1644 97 
!>v labor of men and teams done on streets, digging cellar un- 
der barn, and drawing stone for same, 547 00 

Amount of personal property, 4676 67 

Amount to balance, 1968 87 

$8~837~5l 

STEPHEN H. RANDLET, D. B. NELSON, 7 

E. G. WOODMAN, LEVI H. SLEEPER, 

S. BUNTON, A. W. THOMPSON, 

S. S. MOULTON, HENRY PEACOCK, 

Overseers of the Poor for the City of Manchester . 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 26, 1856. Read, accepted, and ordered 
to be printed,— GEO. A. FRENCH, City Clerk. 

In Common Council, Feb. 26, 1856. Read, accepted, and ordered 
to be printed, in concurrence, — E. M. TOPLIFF, Clerk. 



INDEX. 



.27 
.28 
30 



Amoskeag Falls Bridge 31 [ District No. 9 

Abatement of Taxes 79 « ti 1n ' 

1 Of the City... *75 " « 11 

^s-House Report, 9G Highways, new!! \\\\\ 30 

Auditor s Report, 77 Incidental expend 

City Farm and Paupers, 9 Interest Paidf . . 71 

County Paupers, 15 Lighting Streets,..".' 58 

1 :: nu }?™> 48 Militia,? " ?S 

fS £° f 3 :: • , 59 I Paupers off Farni< g 

$S&.^::::::::-^^ 

•47|schooiDi 8 wctNoV'i,:::::;:;;^ 



Report of Trustees,88 
•• Treas'r,.91 
" '* Special Report of 

Trustees 93 

' 'icy Property 75 | 

arm Barn. Labor and Ma- I 

terials 12 ; 

ftigineer's Report •* 79 J 

Sjaiancial Committee's Report,! .54 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 



8* 

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10,. 
11, 



. 35 
.39 

.40 
.40 
.41 

.41 
.42 
.42 
.48 
.44 



tranjte Bridge 31 1 ycll ° o1 House. District No. 2,. . '.4~> 

iistnct No. 1, '.'.'.'.'.'. ;; 16 " " . Lot, 45 



*ains, 



District Property, 
ii I Sewers and Dra" 
it. 
irersjieport, 



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^, 20 m< T Tt ^V llU6 - 5J 

4 * 91 leachers Institute, 45 

5,' 22 ' 5 reasurer 's Report .' .' 3 

6 i£ ' alle - v Cemetery,. . . " ^q 

7;::::::::; ;| Valuation of Property! Taxes." 

8 ..::::26 &c • 78 



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