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



THE 



ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



or THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OP THK 



CITY OF MANCHESTER, 



FISCAL YEAR ENDING JAN. 1, 



18 5 7. 



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




MANCHESTER, N. H. 

fROM TH-E AMERICAN STEAM PRINTING HOUSE OF FISK k GAGE. 

85 Merchants' Exchange. 

1857. 



NCW I IAMPGillRC 



STATE LIBRARY 



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THE 



ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

OF THE 

CITY OF MANCHESTER, 

FOR THE 

FISCAL YEAR ENDING JAN. 1, 

1857. 



TOGETnEK. WITH OTHER ANNUAL EEPORTS AND PAPERS RELATING TO THE. 
AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. 




MANCHESTER, N. H. 

FROM THE AMERICAN STEAM PRINTING HOUSE OF FISK 4 GAGE. 
85 Merchants' Exchange. 

1857. 



M 

1657 



CITY OF -AIANCHESTER. 



AN ORDER authorizing the printing of the Eleventh 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 Eleventh Annual Report of the Receipts and Ex- 
penditures 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 Cauncil, Jan. 5, 1857. 
Read a first time — rules suspended — read a second time and passed. 

E. M. TOPLIFF, Clbrk. 
In Board of Aldermen, Jan. 5, 1857. 
Read a first time — rules suspended — read a second time and passed. 

F. H. LYFORD, City Clerk. 



ACCOUNT 

OF 

H. H. CHAMBEELIN, CITY TREASURER, 

FBOU 

JANUARY 81st, 1856, TO JANUARY 1st, 1857. 



Dr. Cit'y- of Manchester, in account current, from Jan. 31, 1856, 

To unpaid drafts, Feb. 1, 1856, $1940 Z7 

City Farm, 3137 58 

Paupers off the Farm, 755 04 

County Paupers, 1584 29 

Highways and Bridges, Dist. No. 1, 522 83 

" " " No. 2, 3402 45 

" " " No. 3, 446 27 

" " " No. 4, 102 91 

«« " «' No. 5, 286 44 

" " " No. 6, 255 74 

«' " " No. 7, 372 59 

" " No. 8, 321 24 

" " " No. 9, 280 78 

" No. 10, 1041 93 

" No. 11, 729 02 

Amoskeag Falls Bridge, 1 68 

New Highways, 9558 94 

School District No. 1, 160 25 

Dist. No. 2, 14494 51 Dist. No. 7, 198 81 14693 32 

" No. 3, 278 74 " No. 8, 137 25 415 99 

" No. 4, 182 00 " No. 9, 150 59 332 59 

" No. 5, 191 34 " No. 10, 658 50 849 84 

" No. 6, 182 25 " No. 11, 333 17 515 42 

New School House, Dist. No. 2, 9296 10 

New School House, Dist. No. 10, 975 00 

School House Lot, Dist. No. 2, 705 00 

Repairs of School House, Dist. No. 2, 537 80 

City Library, 2434 07 

Commons, 245 95 

Valley Cemeterjr, 641 46 

Sewers and Drains, 1605 06 

Reservoirs, 441 26 

Fire Department, 14789 33 

Lighting Streets, 2096 19 

Militia, , 225 00 

City Police 6328 39 

City Hall Building, , 1416 07 

City Officers, 4289 16 

Printing and Stationery, 1238 95 

Incidental Expenses, 6719 08 

Interest paid, 7118 37 

City debt paid, 7189 00 

Abatement of Taxes, 711 21 

City Liquor Agency, 7673 99 

Town of Bedford, 4689 61 

$123073 56 

To cash in the Treasury, Jan. 1, 1857, 4611 21 

$127684 77 



to Jan. 1, 1857, with Henry R, Chamberlin, City Treasurer. Cr. 

By^City^to^ on hand, Feb. 1, fsSG, $2500 00 

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

H. G. Lowell, Taxes, 1853 100 00 

H. G. Lowell, Taxes, 1854, 171 00 

H. G. Lowell, Taxes, 1855, 5559 30 

R. N. Batchelder, Taxes, 1856, 86400 00 

State Treasurer, Literary Fund, 1074 08 

State Treasurer, Railroad Tax 2237 14 

Samuel Hall, Police Court Fines, &c., 804 71 

H. G. Lowell, Police Court Fines, &c., 1533 41 

County of Hillsborough, support of paupers, 1874 95 

Grass on Commons, 1855, 33 00 

Lyford, French and Taylor ,rent of City Hall and Stores, 1448 95 

Geo. A. French, License to enter Sewers, 30 00 

F. H. Lyford, License to enter Sewers, 146 70 

F. H. Lyford, Circus Licenses, 200 00 

T. T. Abbot, from Goffstown for Monuments, 5 58 

T. T. Abbot, from Hooksett, expense of running line, 6 50 

T. T. Abbot, cost of prisoner. House of Correction, . . 3 00 

T. T. Abbot, horse sold, 180 75 

T. T. Abbjt, fine and cost, of J. L. King, 1 00 

T. T. Abbot, Stone and Plank sold, 30 39 

Hamilton Ins. Co. , damage to Hall, 122 50 

iEtna Ins. Co., damage to Hall, 122 50 

" " " damage to Engine House, 110 20 

F. H. Lyford, north City Scales, 21 80 

South City Scales, 144 00 

S. Bunton, refunded by R. "W. Robertson,. 1 00 

L. H. Sleeper, old clothes sold, 4 30 

Hamilton Ins. Co., dividend on City Hall Policy, 3 00 

Nath'l Herrick, for loam, repairing side walk, &c 46 03 

Moody Currier, Treasurer of "Valley" Cem, 566 74 

T. T. Abbot, for stock sold from City Farm, 109 13 

G. W. Stuart, produce from City Farm, 448 76 

L. & A. Jackson, amount overdrawn on poor olF farm, 1 24 

Concord R. R., amount overdrawn on H. & B. No. 10, 19 20 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., am't overdrawn Sch.D. No. 2, 4 97 

A. H. Daniels & Co., am't overdrawn on Fire Dep't, . . 31 

Barton & Co., am't overdrawn on City Library, 1 25 

, C. M. Hubbard & Co., overdrawn on In. Ex., 3 00 

C. H. Eastman, am't overdrawn en School dist. No. 3, 7 00 

C. Rand, am't overdrawn on H. & B. dist. No. 2, . . . . 5 93 

City Liquor Agency, 4900 97 

S. Bunton and S. S. Moul ton, paupers from other tovms, 89 08 

City Teams, 805 63 

F. H. Lyford, Grass on Commons, 73 87 

Unpaid Drafts, Jan. 1, 1857, 11818 46 

$127684 77 

HENRY R. CHAMBERLIN, Teeasueee. 
Manchester, Jan. 1, 1857. 



CITY OF MANCHESTEK. 



Januart 1, 1857. 

The undersigned, Committee on Finance, in pursuance of the four- 
teenth section of chapter third, of the Revised Ordinances, certify that 
we have examined the within account of Henry R. Chamberlin, City 
Treasurer, and find the same correctly cast, and all payments and ex- 
penditures therein charged against the City, properly vouched. 

We find that there has been received into the Treasury during the 
year ending Dec. 31st, A. D. 185G, including the balance on hand, Feb. 
1st, 1856, the sum of $115 866 31, (one hundred and fifteen thousand, 
eight hundred and sixty-six dollars and thirty one cents,) and that there 
has been paid from the Treasury during the same time, the sum of 
$111 255 10, (one hundred eleven thousand, two hundred and fifty-five 
dollars and ten cents,) leaving in the Treasury Jan. 1st, 1857, a bal- 
ance of $4 611 21, (four thousand six hundred and eleven dollars, aaid 
twenty-one oenta.) 

AMOS W. SAEGENT,\ 
T. T. ABBOT, / Committee 

J. S. YEATON, J on 

F. A. MORSE, ( Finance. 

JOHN T. SPOFFORD,) 

In Common C/Ouncil, Jan'y 5, 1857. 
Read and accepted, and ordered to be printed. 

E. M. ToPLiFF, Clerk. 

In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Jan'y 5, 1857. 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed, in concurrence. 

F. H. Ltford, City Clerk. 



PINiNCE COMMITTEE'S EEPOKT. 



In conformity with the provisions of tho City Charter and Revised Or- 
dinances, the Joint Standing Committee on Finance make to the City 
Council their Annual Statement of Expenditures of the Financial 
Year ending January 1st, 1857, (eleven months.) 

The total income, as shown hy the Treasurer's 

Report, amounts to $115866 31 

The amount paid from the Treasury is 111255 10 

Leaving a balance in the Treasury of $4611 21 

The amount of unpaid hills passed by the Com- 
mittee on Accounts is $11818 46 

From which deduct cash in Treasury, 4611 21 

And there would remain unpaid, $7207 24 

To meet which, there is in the hands of the 

Collector for 1856, $26935 84 

Note of H. G. Lowell, secured by bond, pay- 
able in one year, 1450 00 

Note of H. G. Lowell, secured by bond, paya- 
ble in six months, 281 79 

Note of J. S. Kidder, payable in two months, 365 21 

Note of J. S. Kidder, Treasurer of Blodgett 

Paper Mill, payable in two months, 542 93 

Note of J. S. Kidder, Treasurer of Blodgett 

Paper Mill, payable in one airon^h, 542 93 

Amounting in all to $30118 70 

From which deduct the balance of unpaid bills 

over cash in Treasury, 7207 24 

And there remains a balance of revenue for 
1856, over the expenditures for eleven months 
ending Jan. 1st, 1857, of $22911 46 



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The funded debt of the City is now 

The unfunded debt, Feb. 31st, 1856, exclusive 
of the claim of Goffstown, which has not 
been definitely ascertained, was : notes of 
hand in favor of different persons, $14789 00 

Interest on the same to the above date, 982 68 

{^laim of the town of Bedford, 4226 51 

Amounting to 

Paid during the year, 

Leaving unpaid, . . , 

Means as shown above, $22911 46 

From which deduct amount unpaid, 9596 02 

And there would still remain on hand 

Allowing for orders and drafts from Jan. 1 to 

Feb. 1, the sum of « $7000 00 

Allowing for the claim of Goffstown, (which 

is all the outstanding claims we know of. . . 3000 00 

And there would still remain 



$115000 00 



$19997 68 
10401 66 

$9596 02 



$13315 44 



$10000 00 
§3315 44 



The above statement shows that besides paying the current expenses 
of the year, there has been paid $10401 66 of the floating debt, and a 
balance of means remaining sufficient to pay the remainder. This debt 
at the commencement of the year, as shown above, including Goffstown 
claim, was $22997 68. It has been growing ever since the establish- 
ment of the city. A part of it is for annual interest, a part for the 
unpaid balance of current expenses for different years, and a portion 
has arisen from the annexation of Wards seven and eight. 

In making up the appropriations for the past year, the Com. on Finance 
bestowed upon this debt much careful reflection. That it ought in some 
way to be paid, and not suffered to go on increasing from year to year, 
was quite obvious ; but how to obtain the means, was the question. — 
"Was it proper to add twenty-three thousand dollars to the funded debt 
to pay claims which have grown up in this incidental manner ? The 
Committee could see no good reason to justify such a course. 

We do not propose here to discuss the question of making loans in 
behalf of the city. When made to defray the expenses of permanent 
improvements, or for objects that will reimburse the interest, they may 
be very well. But to increase the annual taxes of future years with 
the interest on loans made to pay up old scores, was thought to be of 



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questionable expediency ; and as time cannot change the aspect of thia 
debt only for the worse, but will always present the same alternatives, 
a loan or a tax — the Committee decided to apply the existing means to 
this object, and raise the balance by tax. This has been done ; and had 
the municipal year continued the usual time, the object would have been 
successfully accomplished. As it is, we confidently hope that as the 
means are provided, this debt will be speedily cancelled, and that a sim- 
ilar one will not be allowed to creep again upon the city. And here the 
Committee would suggest that the best safeguard against the recurrence 
of eueh a debt, is the annual settlement of the tax list. Unless this is 
done, even if this old debt is paid, the danger is that a new one will be 
incurred. The lists for 1853, '54 and '55, have this year been adjusted, 
and the collectable balances placed in the Treasures's office, and forms a 
part of the means to pay the debt above referred to. 

AMOS W. SARGENT,\ ^., ^.. 
T T ABBOT / •'^^"* otana- 

J.' S.' YEATok, ) p ^"§ ^ 

JOHN T. SP0FE0RD,( ^o^.'^ittee on 

F. A. MORSE, ) ^^^^"<^«- 

In Common Council Jan. 5, 1857. 
Read, accepted, and ordered to be printed. 

E. M. ToFLiFF, Clerk. 
In board of Mayor and Aldermen, Jan. 5, 1857. 
Road, accepted, and ordered to be printed, in concurrence. 

F. H. Ltford, City Clerk. 



APPROPEIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES. 



The Appropriations made by the City Council for the financial year 
ending Dec. 31st, 1856, with the unexpended balance of the previous 
year ; the transfers from one appropriation to another ; together witli 
the expenditures in detail under each appropriation ; and the unespijn- 
ded balances. 

CITY FARM AND PAUPERS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $122 71 

Appropriated March, 1856, 4000 00 

Transfered from New Highways, 1500 00 

$5622 71 

COUNTY PAUPEK EXPENDITURES. 

Paid William E. Eastman & Son, $21 78 

D. C. Gould, 91 35 

D. T. Norris, 13 75 

S. D. Farrar, 64 64 

City Liquor Agency, 10 31 

Geo. W. Adams, 110 11 

Thomas Granshaw, 4 90 

D. L. Willoy & Co., 64 01 

H. G. Connor, 3 42 

T. T. Abbot, 3 50 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., 75 07 

Lyman Raymond, 28 51 

Ricker, Godfrey & Co., 37 91 

C. H. Eastman, 126 25 

Levi H. Sleeper, 93 17 

S. D. Shurburne, 6 50 

Mitchell & Questrom, 1 13 

E. Ferren, 64 

Amount carried forward, $756 95 



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Amount brought forward, $750 95 

S. Bunton, 13 25 

J. R. Hanson, 28 47 

D. C. Bent, 1 76 

John Gilman, 15 00 

J. B. Goodwin, 1 25 

A. S. Trask, 1 12 

Susan C. Fogg, 57 25 

Ann Gage, 7 50 

C. Taylor, 9 00 

C. W. Fling, 4 92 

D. & J. Marshall, 7 00 

G. W. Thayer, 8 38 

D. B. Nelson, 37 00 

Davis Baker, ] 50 

J. T. Wilson & Co., 31 98 

T G. Simpson, 1 00 

W. S. Berry & Co., 32 00 

E. W. Bartlett, 3 26 

C. W. Truell, 2 00 

Wm. P. Gage, 2 00 

Edward Hartshorn , 8 3 T 

J. W. B. Preston, 5 75 

B. B. Quimby, • 1 25 

N. H. Asylum for Insane, 140 55 

D. L. Robinson, 5 46 

J. B. Gilman, 2 00 

Hardy, Plumer & Co., 11 81 

J. A. Tebbetts, 6 15 

Catharine Gerry, 6 00 

Mrs. B. M. Moulton, 2 12 

P. Conway, 8 00 

Chase & Palmer, 5 12 

U. H. Foss, 50 

Jacob Peavey, 5 75 

A. J. Osborn, 1 50 

T. A. & A. J. Lane, 43 40 

Straw & Currier, 77 70 

Catharine McCabe, 8 65 

J. M. Rowell, 2 00 

J A. Perry, 65 

Amount carried forward, $1365 32 



12 

Amount brought forward, 

Darius Robinson, 

Samuel Hall, 

A. G. Tucker, 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co. , 

Fuller & Robinson, 

H. S Burns, 

Timothy Burke, 

Clarissa Stoneham, 

Nath'l Corning, 

Geo. Whalon, 

John Peacock, 

John Houston, 

Johanna Cochran, 

Hills & Boyed, 

E. W. Brigham, 

Gulio Guion, 

Julia Priver 

Rhoda M. Sargent, 

Clarissa Tobody, 

G. H. Whitney, 

Mary Dinevan, 

S. Veazey, 

Stark Mills, 

Mary J, Quimby, 

S. Jenkins, 

R. E. Wolcott, 

Charles Bean, 

Dennis^^Murphy, 

Morrison & Fling, 

Margaret McLaughlin, 

Sally Clark, 

H. P. Burnham, 

Alonzo Avery, 

A. F. Perry, 

Amount carried forward, $1584 29 



365 32 


5 00 


2 75 


1 12 


1 92 


6 50 


75 


12 00 


15 50 


6 00 


75 


1 25 


18 00 


4 00 


2 00 


2 00 


3 00 


3 00 


]2 00 


6 00 


2 00 


2 50 


15 00 


7 82 


21 00 


6 50 


15 13 


15 00 


3 92 


3 75 


10 00 


2 00 


2 50 


7 50 


81 



13 

Amount bronght forward, $1584 29 

PAUPERS OFF FARM. 
(not including county paupers.) 

Paid C. H. Eastman for wood delivered to Mrs. 

Jenkins, $4 44 

C. H. Eastman for wood delivered to J. G. 

Sanborn, 10 G5 

C. H. Eastman for wood delivered to Mrs. 

Higgins, 1 00 

C H. Eastman for wood delivered to Mrs. 

George, 3 63 

C. H. Eastman for wood delivered to Mrs. 

C. Webster, 2 75 

C. H. Eastman for two feet wood, 1 63 

W. E. Eastman & Son for groceries deliverd 

to J. G. Sanborn, 34 87 

"W. E. Eastman & Son for groceries delivered 

to Rhoda George, 5 93 

A. S. Trask for pair of Boots delivered to J. 

Griffin, 1 00 

Straw & Currier for coffin and burial of 

James Vinal, 7 00 

Straw & Currier for coffin for wife of S. Da- 
vis, 4 00 

Straw & Currier for carrying corpse to depot, 1 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., for wood delivered 

to Mrs Thompson, 14 75 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., for wood delivered 

to Sarah Goodall, 7 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co ,for team to city farm, 75 

Levi H. Sleeper for wood delivered to S. 0. 

Huggins, 1 25 

Levi 11. Sleeper for team to Londonderry to 

move Griffin family, 1 33 

Levi H Sleeper, padlock for Griffin's house, 13 
Levi H. Sleeper, horse and sleigh to Lon- 
donderry, 1 50 

Levi H. Sleeper, carrying Mrs. Burnham to 

farm, 75 

Amount carried forward, $105 36 1584 29 



14 

Amount BROUGHT roRWARD, $105 36 $1584 29 

Clarissa Chapman for board of Sarah Vinal 

seven weeks, 10 50 

Clarissa Chapman for board and nursing J. 
Vinal seven weeks, 35 00 

D. C. Bent for groceries delivered to H. Jen- 
kins, 2 77 

D. C. Bent for groceries delivered to J. G. 
Sanborn, 2 00 

S. D. Farrar for groceries delivered to S. 0. 

Huggins, 10 00 

S. D. Farrar for groceries delivered to Rho- 

da George, 5 28 

S. D. Farrar for groceries delivered to D. 

Mason, 7 05 

S. D. Farrar for groceries delivered to J. G. 

Sanborn, 4 00 

S. D. Farrar for groceries delivered to Mrs. 

C. Webster, 3 00 

G. W. Adams for groceries delivered to Mrs. 

Thompson, 55 91 

G. W. Adams for groceries delivered to J. 

G. Sanborn, 16 00 

G. W. Adams for groceries delivered to B. 

Mason, 6 89 

Nath'l Corning for board of Ezra Corning, 110 50 
Nath'l Corning for clothes for E. Corning, 8 75 

E. Ferren for goods deliwred John Griffin, 1 10 
Todd & Co. for four comforters for paupers, 6 35 
Joshua Austin for wood and provisions de- 
livered to Jinger Harvey, 18 95 

J. A. Perry for medicine, 74 

Town of Hooksett for hording I. "Wyman's 

children two weeks, 4 00 

N. H. Asylum for Insane, for board of L.H. 

Dakin, 71 40 

N. H. Asylum for Insane, for board of Ta- 

mar J. Garvin, 74 21 

W. S. Berry & Co., for groceries delivered 

John Griffin, 6 00 

D. C. Gould for tickets to Concord, 2 50 

Amount carried torward, $568 26 $1584 29 



15 

Amount brought forward $568 26 $1584 29 

Mitchell & Questrom for pair of boots deliv- 
ered to J, G. Sanborn, 

Chase & Palmer for wood delivered to Benj. 
Mason, 

John E. Martin for board of Mrs. Burnham 
and child, 

T. P. Sawin for board and expense of Mrs. 
^Morrill, • • • • 

Sarah McjMullen for board and nursing of 
Burpee child, 

D. B. Nelson for carrying J. Vinals to farm, 

Mary J. Ames for board of D. Ames, 

R. Stevens for diging graves for paupers, . . . 

David Dickey for artificial leg, 

Williby Colby for board of Mrs. Brown six 
months, 

S. S. Moulton for moving Sarah Senter to 
farm, 

City of Concord for goods delivered Mrs. 
E. Webster, 

J. T. Wilson & Co. for wood delivered to 
Mrs. Thompson, 

J. T. Wilson & Co. for wood delivered to J. 
G. Sanborn, 

T. G. Simpson for truss delivered to J. G. 
Sanborn, 

A. W. Tompson for horse hire, &c., to Mar- 
tin's Ferry, 

Hardy & Parker for wood delivered to W. 
Wyman , 

Hardy & Parker for wood and groceries de- 
livered N. H. Wadleigh, 



3 00 


1 56 


2 OO 


1 50 


5 15 


1 00 


36 00 


4 00 


75 00 


12 50 


1 00 


7 85 


9 11 


5 11 


3 00 


1 25 


3 00 


14 75 



CITY FAKM. 

Paid S. Bun ton for horse and sleigh to farm six 

times, 3 00 

S. Bunton for making schedule of property 
at farm, 10 00 



$755 04 



Amount carried forward, $13 00 $2339 33 



16 

Amount brought forward, $13 00 $2339 33 

S. Bunton for stationery and postage, 1 50 

M. 0. T. Goodhue for labor, 17 50 

Zadoc Wright for labor on farm and with 

night cart, 240 39 

L. H. Sleeper for horse and sleigh to farm 

sundry times, 2 00 

L. H. Sleeper for carrying Mrs. Ohase to 

farm, 75 

E.G.Woodman for horse and sleigh to farm, 1 00 

W. H. Sawyer for 39 pounds beef, 1 75 

Caleb Gage for sharpening plow, 33 

A. W. Sanborn for one sleigh, 25 00 

Leonard Streeter for labor 21i days, 25 50 

D. C. bent for groceries, 14 50 

Wm. Bailey for 17 pair hose, 4 39 

Wm. Bailey for matches and soap, 20 

Geo. W. Stuart for one year's salary, 347 50 

Geo. W. Stuart, 45 nights with cart, 45 00 

Geo. W. Stuart, cash paid sundry persons, 94 06 
Geo. "W. Stuart, cash paid for advertising 

Martin Burk, 10 00 

D. B. Nelson for team to farm, 1 00 

D. B. Nelson for vaccinating 150 children, 25 40 
D. A. Bartlett for use of barn from July to 

Dec. 1855, 10 00 

H. & J. P. Dennison for groceries, 6 74 

Barton & Co. for goods for Griffin family,. . 12 21 

Barton & Co. for goods for sundry persons, 16 37 

D. T. Norris for lodging Mr. Mead, 25 

Alfred "Wright for six days labor, 12 00 

Hill & Cheney for teams at sundry times,. . 7 00 

D. W. Fling for horse and wagon to farm, 1 25 

C. S. Fisher for groceries and meat, 88 74 

S. L. Fogg for horse and wagon to farm, . . 1 00 

H. G. Connor for medicine, 73 

Robt. Martin for horse and wagon to Bakers- 

ville and farm, 1 75 

Wm. Yeaton for one pair of oxen, 170 00 

Geo. W. Adams for groceries, 51 28 

D. C. Gould for ticket to Boston, 1 50 

Amount carried forward, , $1251 59 $2339 33 



17 

Amount BROUGnT forward, $1251 59 $2339 33 

Paid J. B. Varick & Co. for two loada of tan, . . 4 00 

J. B. Varick & Co. for piece of chain, 20 

C. F. Shepard for beef, 30 70 

C. M. Hubbard & Co. for stove and pipe,. . 22 75 
C. M. Hubbard & Co. for brooms, pails and 

crockery, 5 10 

Jacob Peavey for expease to Bow and Ep- 
som to buy oxen, 10 75 

Jacob Peavoy for three pigs, 16 00 

\V"m. E. Eastman & Son for groceries, 42 79 

A. H. Daniels & Co. for hardware and grass 

seed, 51 72 

Hoyt & Robinson for Boots and shoes, 30 59 

Richard Streeter for blacksmithing, 5 71 

A. F. Perry for medicine, 1 54 

B. Leavitt & Co. for fish and carting same, 7 75 

Howes & Baker for groceries, 9 50 

Baldwin & Co. for lumber, 15 48 

Sampson Clatur, work done on store room, 5 83 
Sampson Clatur, expense to Boston to buy 

goods, 3 83 

. Sampson Clatur, work on barn floor, &c., 9 33 

A. G. Tucker for medicine, 3 09 

Mayo & Brown for groceries, 179 78 

James Oaks for salt and bags, 4 90 

N. E. Oil Man'g Co. for 10 gallons oil, can 

and carting, 9 25 

Hersey & Tilton for school books for poor 

children, 25 71 

Freeman Wilson for beef, tallow and stall- 
ing cattle, 25 30 

Geo. E. Stuart for 90 days labor on farm, . . 52 20 

Geo. E. Stuart for 30 nights with cart. 30 00 

Manchestei & L, R. R. for freight, 7 36 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co. for agricultural 

tools, &c 19 51 

Plumer & Bailey for goods delivered to Grif- 
fin family, 3 33 

Plumer & Bailey for 1 pair mittens for D. 

Lord, 50 

Amount carried forward, $1886 09 $2339 33 



18 

Amount brought forward, $1886 09 $2339 33 

Paid Plumer & Bailey for 4 yards doeskin for J. 

Vinals, 2 00 

Plumer & Bailey for overalls for F. Dawson, 50 

Geo. Thompson for goods for Griflan family, 14 10 

E. Ferren for Dry Goods, 13 28 

N. Estabroeks for grafting 805 scions, .... 12 70 
John Plumer, Jr. & Co., for 2 shirts for Mr. 

Mead, 1 00 

John Plumer, Jr. & Co., for goods delivered 

to sundry persons, per order, 12 22 

R. Burton for repairs on pumps and pipes, 3 88 

E. Hartshorn for two bbls. bread, 7 25 

Wilson, Cheney & Co. for horse hire, 14 25 

W. H. Kelley for 13 days labor, 16 25 

George Young for labor pair oxen 22 days, 19 00 

Bradstreet Doe for 7 days labor, 8 00 

J. Abbott & Co. for meal, lime. Flour, &c., 255 36 

J. Y. McQueston for 40 fruit trees, 5 00 

Robt. Scott for fish, 20 22 

E. Ward for 7 days labor, 5 25 

F. Blake for watching fire, 75 

P. 0. Woodman for one pair of oxen, 192 50 

Varick, Storm & Co. for hardware, 2 36 

Emerson & Russell for meat, 4 72 

A. G. Stark for 7 pigs, 17 50 

T. B. Seavey for labor, 9 00 

City Liquor Agency for bbls. and liquor,. . 12 45 

Kidder & Duncklee for groceries, 6 64 

Geo. M. Harding for design of building, . . 50 00 

S. S. Moulton for Stationery 1 50 

George & Co. for medicine, 1 16 

Charles Bunton for blacksmithing, 36 72 

Oliver Greeley for harness repairs, 3 08 

J. H. Stevens for pasturing cattle, 19 00 

Davis Baker for painting barn, 159 08 

Davis Baker for painting floors in house, . . 9 20 

Morrison & Fling for horse hire, 1 50 

H. S. Whitney for lead pipe and labor on 

farm, 191 50 

R. Bugbee for meat, 21 20 

Amount carried forward, $3036 21 $2339 33 



19 

Amount brought forward, $3036 21 $2339 33 

Paid Hall, Perkins & Moore for meal, 64 30 

Adams, Hildreth & Co. for Farmer and Vis. 3 17 

G. W. Weeks for pair shoes for Fox, 1 25 

(( (( <t « a 5Q 

" « " boots for Arwin,... 3 25 

" " repairing boots for Ward, .. . 62 

H. R. Chamberlin for 2 hats for GriiEn boys, 40 

" " 4 palmleaf hats, 68 

" " 1 cap for M. Fox,... 62 

" " 1 pr socks for Arwin, 42 

Benj. Currier for repairing cart wheels,... 3 00 

G. W. Merriam for blacksmithing, 3 06 

Nancy McCame for 9 weeks labor, 1575 

A. 0. Parker & Co. for rocking chair, .... 1 25 
Hartshorn, Barling & Co. for scoops, ba- 
sins, &c. , 3 10 

$3137 58 



$5476 91 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 145 80 

$5622 71 



RECAPITULATION. 

Total amount undrawn and appropriated, $5622 71 

Expenditures for County Paupers, 1584 29 

" " Paupers off farm, 755 04 

" City Farm, 3137 58 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 145 80 

S5622 71 



20 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



DISTRICT NO. 1. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $125 00 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 500 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

John Campbell, Superintendent, 178 00 

Edward Hall, 61 08 

Peter Kimball, 9 00 

George W. Dustin, 7 25 

J. E. Kimball, 17 25 

A. H. Stark, 1 50 

Albert Stevens, 7 50 

R. Kimball, 20 25 

Wm. Campbell, 48 00 

John Gamble, 1 00 

Arch. Gamble, 2 50 

John Babson, 6 00 

George Clark, 40 75 

Joshua Sawyer, 1 00 

Wm. C. Clarke 1 00 

P.Stark, 2 00 

Aaron Towns, 32 50 

Charles Rowell 2 50 

Nehemiah Preston, 11 00 

O.Clark, 2 00 

A. Wycom, 5 00 

G. W. Gate, 18 75 

L. Gate, 3 00 

John Johnson, 2 50 

R. R. Strong, 10 50 

Luther Campbell, 31 00 

$522 83 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 102 17 



$625 00 



$625 00 



21 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES DISTRICT NO. 2. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1 , 1850, 172 72 

Amount appropriated March, 18.56, 3000 GO 

Dec. 1856, 350 GO 

$3525 72 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

N. Herrick, Superintendent, 443 78 

John Clement, 150 61 

J. F. Cilley, 84 12 

Andrew Bunton, 63 69 

Charles Rand, 20 92 

L. McClintock, ' . . 53 46 

E. Hoyt, 55 38 

Daniel Riley, 14 58 

M. Broderick, 12 42 

S. L. Lewis, 50 

John Edwards, 5 13 

Thos. McKew, 19 76 

Josiah Perry, 6 75 

J. B. McQueston, 3 24 

W. J. Langmaid, 5 40 

Thos. Clifford, 25 

John Gammon, 25 

D. Hagarty, 41 04 

J. A. Jones, 54 

James Sullivan, 25 

1). O'Brion, 5 94 

D. Boner, 25 

D.Long, 28 89 

S. Carey, 7 02 

S. S. Richardson, 38 61 

John Bartlett, 4 87 

BroT\Ti & Campbell, 22 79 

John Campbell, 12 75 

J. Karen, 7 02 

E. W. Clark, 88 

T. Conant, 88 

J. S. Moulton, 88 

D. W. Fling, Superintendent 1855, 148 37 

Amount carried forward, $1261 22 



22 

Amotjnt brought forward, $1261 22 

PaidH. Bailey, 75 17 

H. Durgin, 16 25 

John Brown, 27 79 

M. Johnson, 50 

0. Pixley, .., 210 43 

Thomas Welch, 10 00 

P. Minehan, 10 54 

D. Shay, 50 

D. Burns, 17 30 

D. Murphy, 50 

John Law, 75 

Wm. Mills, 15 50 

James Bourke, 112 78 

James O'Brion, 12 58 

Wm. Hiley, 39 04 

James Richards, 35 00 

D. Mahanna, 123 94 

Geo. Hunt (with team,) 378 87 

Morris Fitts, 156 26 

Joshua Corning, 23 78 

J. Brushnehan, , 4 34 

J. W. Boody, 13 01 

E. D. Cilley (with team,) 351 74 

1. Currier, 5 42 

City teams, 3 36 

Drew & Dickey for laying cess pools, 5 80 

F. Kimball for snowing Amoskcag Falls Br, 9 50 
" " " stone and use of drag and 

chains, 9 00 

M. Knowles for surveying plank, 35 

G. W. Merriam for blacksmithing, 6 90 

Charles Bunton " 30 75 

A. G. Varney " 5 93 

Neal & Holbrook for carpenter work, 1 00 

Varick, Storm & Co. for hardware, 1 41 

J. C. Hill for drawing gravel, 6 50 

Charles Clough for brick and labor on side 

walk, 1 00 

A. H. Daniels & Co. for hardware, 10 78 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co. for hardware, 12 47 

Amount carried forward, $3007 96 



23 

Amount brought forward, $3007 96 

Paid W. S. Berry & Co. for water bucket, 25 

Varney & Wilson for blacksmithing, 4 84 

M. D. Stokes for stone, 166 47 

Robt. Gilchrist for lantern, 75 

Manchester Iron Co. for 3 chestnut posts,. . 84 

Otis Barton for gravel for streets, 20 00 

D. L. Willey & Co. for boxes and buckets, 1 34 

M. Ingham for watering streets, 1855, .... 200 00 

$3402 45 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 123 27 

$3525 72 



24 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 3. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 23 33 

Amount appropriated March, 185G, 500 00. 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid far LABOR. 

Benj. Brown, superintendent, 1855, 64 33 

B.F.Mitchell, " 1856, 52 09 

J. S. Haywood, " 1856, 36 19 

J. B. Haywood, 2 16 

J.F.Smith, 5 13 ' 

C. K. Tucker, 3 78 

E. Foss, 6 48 

P. Mitchell, 7 02 

W. W. Baker, 3 51 

B. M. Smith, 54 

E. C. Hewlett, 20 52 

J. G. Eveleth, 24 30 

Addison Dale, 11 61 

H. Stevens, 1 08 

Benj. Mitchell, 11 38 

K. Heselton, 9 34 

G. M. Smith, 22 49 

H. Heselton, 18 09 

Justin Spear, 16 56 

W. F. Locke, 37 85 

G. W.Wood, 4 86 

J. W. Mitchell, 19 54 

0. Brackett, 5 40 

Jacob Butler, 12 42 

N, Webster, 8 64 

A. Jefts, 1 08 

John Calef, 4 91 

David Webster, 2 33 

J. F. Sawyer, 54 

S. A. Hackett for posts and joist, 5 80 

D. Marsh for 523 loads of gravel, 20 92 

A. H. Daniels & Co. for bar, 3 47 

Caleb Gage for blacksmithing, 1 91 

$44617 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 77 06 



$523 33 



$523 38 



25 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 4. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 110 55 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 175 00 

$285 55 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Nath'l Moore, superintendent, 12 50 

John Calef, 20 00 

John P. Moore, 14 75 

Ira W. Moore, 14 00 

E. Emerson, 1 50 

Isaac Whittemore, 21 00 

R. P. Whittemore, 9 00 

Geo. W. Eaton, 1 25 

John Allen, 1 87 

Benj. Allen, 1 25 

11. Stearns, 62 

John B. Varick & Co. pick helve, 17 

Peter Mitchell for repairs on Ferry Road,. . 3 00 

" " breaking road, 2 00 

$102 91 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 182 04 

$285 55 



26 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 5. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 67 44 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 250 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Gilnian Harvey, Superintendent, 1855, ... 45 63 

J. M. Young, Superintendent, 1856, 59 85 

S. B. Hill, 4 10 

James McQueston, 3 45 

Amos Weston, 1 20 

John Dickey, 33 72 

John Young, 38 00 

W. N. Young, 16 40 

A. J. Young, 50 

James Emerson, 10 50 

Jonas Harvey, Jr . , 9 15 

E. S. Harvey, ' 6 15 

Rodnia Nutt, 95 

Nath'l Moore, 1 00 

Ira W. Moore, 1 00 

William Dickey, 10 35 

James Weston, 1 ?!0 

W. W. Dickey, 2 70 

James Nutt, 6 30 

Henry Dolton, 4 25 

Elbridge Roby, 3 00 

Parker Merrill, 10 32 

Israel M. Young, 3 90 

E. S. & J. Harvey, Jr. for 848 feet plank,. . 12 72 



44 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 31 00 



$317 44 



$317 44 



27 

HIGHWHYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 6. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 15 22 

Amount appropriated March, 185G, 250 00 

" " Dec. " 25 00 

$290 22 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Wm. Hoyt, Superintendent, 1855, 27 00 

J. P. Webster, Superintendent, 1856, 28 88 

J. Whittemore, 5 50 

Joshua Corning, 4 75 

Amos Webster, 13 12 

James M. Webster, 19 58 

James Wiley, 5 25 

David Dickey, 16 00 

A. C. Webster, 23 62 

Wm. Bailey, 3 50 

Justus Webster, 8 00 

Nahum Webster, 12 

Clinton Dickey, 6 75 

Oliver Hunt, 1 00 

Daniel Dickey, 4 81 

J. T. Webster, 3 75 

J.N.Dickey, 6 75 

Luther Libby, 4 75 

David Dickey, Jr...... 6 50 

Oilman Clough, 2 62 

Ignatius Webster, 3 13 

James Chase, 8 00 

Geo. Whittemore, 1 00 

Thorp & Whittemore, 12 37 

N. B. Dickey, 2 38 

Charles Wiley, 43 

J. S. Webster, 8 37 

Samuel Gamble, 4 00 

Silas Thorp, 75 

Moses Griffin, 8 75 

J. P. & A C. Webster, 14 31 

$255 74 

Balance undrawn Jan 1, 1857, 34 48 

$290 22 



28 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 7. 



Balance undrawn Feb 1, 185G, 2G 15 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 350 00 

Dec. 1856, 25 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Nathan Johnson, Superintendent, 1855, ... 59 30 

Israel Webster, Superintendent, 1856, 100 61 

Geo. Porter, 10 75 

J. Hall, 2nd, 19 50 

Josiah Perry, 13 50 

John Leavitt, 50 

Solomon Toby, 12 50 

James Hall, 7 00 

Robt. Stevens, 19 51 

Wm. P. Felch, 10 75 

Isaac Huse 1 12 

Philip Farmor, 3 50 

Sewall Leavitt, 1 50 

Henry Haywood, 1 00 

Byron Huse, 1 00 

Mr. Shannon, 20 

Simeon Farmer, 2 00 

Josiah Leavitt, 50 

M. N. Young, 10 00 

David I'oung, 112 

Charles H. Hall, " 54 36 

P. Heselton, 1 60 

J. B. Daniels 2 00 

Charles Young, 10 00 

Ephraim l^'oung, 2 50 

John H. Proctor, 12 00 

0. H. Young, 8 37 

Robt. Hall, 6 00 

.$372 59 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 28 66 



$401 15 



$401 15 



29 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 8. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 9 02 

Amgunt appropriated March, 1856, 200 00 

" " Dec. 1856, 150 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Joseph Brown, Superintendent, 1855 14 67 

Gilman Reed, " 1856, 95 02 

John Proctor, 25 25 

John H. Proctor, ■ 28 50 

Edward Proctor, 15 50 

JohnW. Proctor, 5 50 

Charles Offiitt, 1 75 

Peter Farmer, 34 25 

0. H. Young, 1 00 

R. H. Young, 14 50 

J. A. Heselton, 1 60 

Geo. Young, 15 25 

Horace Stevens, 8 50 

Franklin Sawtelle, 00 

Wm. Brown, 4 00 

Wm. Stevens, 5 00 

E. B. Goodrich, 4 70 

Amos Spofford, 6 50 

John P. Young, 5 75 

Noah B. Reed 8 00 

J. B. Young, 1 00 

J. N. French 3 00 

Everett Stevens, 1 50 

J. A. Lougee, 2 50 

Francis Marshall, 1 50 

John Latuch, 2 75 

P. Heselton, 2 75 

S. S. Moulton for two guide boards, 1 50 

J. N Bruce for lettering guide boards,. .. . 3 50 

$321 24 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 37 78 



$359 02 



$359 02 



30 
HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 9. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 2 01 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 200 GO 

" " Dec, 1856, 100 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

John G. Webster, Superintendent, 92 28 

J. Y. McQueston, 21 91 

J. B. McQueston, 1 00 

J. Morse, 16 74 

B. W. Corning, 9 24 

Albert Corning, 6 24 

Benj. Corning, 7 50 

N. Corning, 11 00 

Leonard Heselton, 1 00 

Stephen Heselton,. . ., 11 24 

David Swett, 6 00 

Albert Scott, 50 

C. F. Lambert, 1 50 

Eben Webster, 2 00 

Walter H. Noyes, 17 75 

Jeremiah Baker, 3 41 

Amos Drew, 1 08 

Reuben Heselton, 3 08 

G. W. Heselton, 11 24 

Jesse Cross, 9 31 

James Currier, G 31 

Caleb Heselton, 12 H 

Geo. McQueston, 3 50 

Isaac Farmer, 3 00 

G. M. Flanders, for stone and gravel, 8 50 

Gilman Clough, for 690 ft. plank, 10 34 

$280 78 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 21 23 



$302 01 



$302 01 



31 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 10. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 185C, 62 18 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 900 00 

'« " Dec, 1850, 50 00 

" overdrawn by Concord R. R., 19 20 

$1031 38 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Wm. P. Gage, Superintendent, 1855, 44 00 

Wm. J. Fislier, " 1856, 360 88 

Nathan Gowen, 142 00 

Ira McFerson, 24 75 

C. W. Truel, 25 50 

M. Harvey, 3 00 

S.Brown 1 00 

Dennis Bonner 1 00 

Lewis Wyman, 5 25 

M. Divine, 97 40 

P. Divine, • 74 00 

C. F. G. Smith, 3 50 

J. "W. Preston, 75 

D. Merrill, 5 62 

J. E. Stiles, 1 50 

James Walker, 16 88 

A. C. Wallace, 2 25 

C. Wyman, 6 88 

L. Carney, 16 59 

D. Kollack, 11 55 

N. R. Tirrell, 1 00 

W. N. Chamberlin, 2 50 

Benj. White, 8 93 

L. King, 6 50 

David Quimby, for gravel, 1 00 

Joseph Prescott, " " 14 00 

Concord R. R. , freight of lumber, 38 40 

Wm. P. Riddle, for gravel, 7 50 

Brown & Farmer, for 6,022 ft. plank, 08 12 

Smith & Wallace, for lumber, 49 77 

$1041 93 
Amount overdrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 10 55 

$1041 93 



32 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTEICT NO. 11. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 14 10 

Amount apioropriated March, 185G, 700 00 

" " Dec. 1850, 50 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Samuel Austin, Superintendent, 1855, .... 37 13 

Alpheus Bodwell, " 185G, 105 90 

Jonathan Hartshorn, 15 58 

Benj. Hartshorn, 2 63 

Thomas Stearns, 6 50 

E. Stearns, 6 50 

Levi Russell, 5 00 

Roger Stevens, 5 20 

Daniel Farmer, 14 00 

D. Burns, 3 00 

F. Kimball, : 1 50 

Thos. Welch, 6 00 

Ira Bailey vrith team, 198 43 

Joseph Philbrick, 33 24 

Charles Bunton 10 00 

Joseph Bailey, 2 00 

D. O'Brion, 43 00 

P. Minehan, 43 00 

Wm. Lahea, 44 08 

Joseph Poor for stone, 3 60 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co. for hardware, 8 62 

D. Farmer for lumber, 135 11 

$729 02 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 35 08 

AMOSKEAG FALLS BRIDGE. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $66 99 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid AmoskeagMan'g Co. for 24 lbs. boiler iron, 1 68 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 65 31 



$764 10 



$764 10 



$66 99 



$66 99 



30 
O 



NEW HIGHWAYS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 813 35 

Amount appropriated March, 185G, 10000 00 

$10813 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

City teams, 779 71 

John Boody, 4 93 

A. C. Gilman, 6 48 

W. II. Kelley, 55 68 

D. S. Crockett, 61 68 

J. S. Moulton, 169 83 

E. W. Clark, 206 80 

M. Johnson, 50 

John Brown, 58 28 

Thomas Clifford, 174 13 

T. S. Parker, 56 95 

John Butler, 50 

M. Welch, 16 72 

A. 11. Glines, 50 

C. Divine, 171 83 

James Sulliviin, 186 22 

John Gannon, 140 84 

James Shearin, 11 88 

Wm. Hayes, 14 31 

P. McLaughlin, 1 08 

John Griffin, 29 97 

R. H. Ilayden, 144 88 

Dennis Boner 136 64 

T. McAuliff, 45 09 

M. ]\Iurrey, 143 57 

D. Murphy, 12 96 

P. Divine, 29 25 

D. Hazen, 29 70 

M. McManahan, 24 30 

Amount carried forward, S;2715 21 

3 



34 

Amount brought forward, $2715 21 

Paid J. Prindible, 29 10 

D. P. Hadlej, 3 00 

Weare Leavitt, (building new highways,) . 204 00 

E. Burk, 9 72 

W. H. Currier, 18 55 

P. CojBFee, , 9 18 

P. Shea, 3 51 

James O'Brien, 5 94 

M. Broderick, 5 94 

P. Foley, 1 08 

T. M. Conant, 41 28 

N. Herrick, 24 25 

0. Pixley, 13 50 

J. F. Cilley, 13 50 

D. Mahanny, 13 50 

James Rourke, 13 50 

M. Fitts, 12 42 

Geo. Hunt with team, 43 75 

E. D. Cilley with team, 42 00 

D. Riley, 14 58 

Wm. Ililey, 20 19 

B. Conner, 5 40 

D. Hagerty, 12 42 

P. Minnehan, 9 72 

D. O'Brion, 12 96 

S. S. Richardson, 10 80 

John Campbell, 26 42 

Campbell & Brown, 8 25 

F. Kimball, 3 00 

H. Brown, 15 00 

John Moran, 4 86 

E. Hoyt, 1 08 

John Langin, 7 02 

Stephen Cay, 2 10 

D. Leary, 4 86 

L. W. Clark, 96 24 

C. Shea, 34 97 

J. Breshnehan, 81 84 

S. S. Moulton, 14 20 

John Flynn, 19 99 

Amount carried forward, $3694 95 



35 



Amount brought forward, $3694 95 

Paid Wm. Mills, 9 00 

C. Flynn, 80 69 

Varney & Wilson for blacksmitliing, 15 69 

Geo. Varney for blacksmithing, 9 13 

Josej)h Cross for stone work, 117 25 

Amoskeag Man'g Co. for sand, gravel, &c., 400 00 

Woodbury & Ireland for blacksmithing, ... 9 57 

A. McCrillis for building bank wall, 315 44 

A. n. Daniels & Co. for hardware, 17 35 

J. B. Sawyer for surveying, 26 75 

D. Farmer for lumber, 83 45 

Hill & Cheney for horse hire, 12 50 

Charles Bunton for blacksmithing, 9 56 

Darius Robinson for filling street west of 

Falls, 276 00 

Henry Clough for fees for serving notices, . . 18 83 

A. Bodwell for lumber and teaming, 33 77 

J. C. Hill for use of cart, 3 00 

" I. C. Flanders for execution vs. city, 58 03 

S. Gamble, " " " 58 03 

J. S. Yeaton for horse hire, 8 75 

Justin Spear for horse hire, 10 00 

H. G. Lowell for horse hire, , 4 00 

Wm. B. Johnson for land'damage on exten- 
sion Amherst street east, 92 00 

E. Morrill, " " " " 100 00 
Mary Colley, " " " " 175 00 
Ruth Morrill, " " " " 550 00 
C. D. Horr, " " " " 2 00 
C. H. Legg, " " " " 300 00 
S. W. Parsons, '« " " " 550 00 
Eben'r Clark, " " " " 100 00 
E. Z. Harrington, " " " 350 00 
Heirs of Robt. Hall, " ." " 50 00 

B. Richards, " '< " 325 00 
John Bartlett, " " " 6 00 
John D. Riddle, " " " 300 00 
Wm. Boyd, " " " 25 00 
Jesse Thompson, " " " 300 00 
Geo. W. Pinkerton, " " " 275 00 

Amount carried forward, S8721 74 



36 

Amount brought forward, $8721 74 

Paid A. Gilchrist, land damage on extension of 

Amherst street, east, 40 00 

H. Jackson, " " " 50 00 

J. N. Holt, " " " 200 00 
Sally Moore, land damage on J. P. Moore 

road, 25 00 

Ira W, Moore, " •' " 50 00 

Nath'l Moore, " " " 50 00 

Hellen W. Moore, " " " 12 00 

Isaac Huse, " " " 6 25 

S. Hall, " " " 6 25 
D. K. Boutelle, land damage on extension ♦ 

Walnut street, Westville, 225 00 

Sophronia Alexander, land damage on exten- 
sion of Main street, 'Squog, 48 90 

P. A. Pierce, " " " 46 80 

James Walker, " " " 65 00 

B. B. Quimby, " " " 7 00 

Amoskeag Man'g Co. " " " 1 00 • 

" " " " Pine-st., south, 1 00 

Heirs of J. McK. Wnkins, " " 100 

Wm. Plumer, " " " 1 00 

Owners unknown, " " " 1 00 

$9558 94 

Amount transfered to City Farm and Paupers, 1500 00 

Amount overdrawn, 245 59 

$11058 94 



37 



SCHOOLS. 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1. 
Amount appropriated March, 1856, $225 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Mary A. Swett, 52 50 

Josephine L. Wilson, 52 50 

Elisabeth S. Wallace, 52 00 

S. S. James, horse hire to visit schools,. ... 2 00 

Hill & Cheney, " ". " " .... 1 25 

$160 25 
Amount overdrawn, 1855, 1 49 

161 74 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 63 26 

$225 00 
SCHOOL DISTRICT, No. 2. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 1180 83 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 16000 00 

$17180 83 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION and CARE OF ROOMS. 

J. P. Newell, 1090 77 

Wm. A. Webster, 862 08 

Charles Aldrich, 840 95 

Wm. H. Ward, 863 38 

L. E. Manahan, 244 05 

Mary Flanders, 244 05 

E. T. B. Woodworth, 244 05 

A. M. Hunt, 125 00 

Emily Ward, 244 05 

Amount carried forward, $4758 38 



38 

Amount BROucnT forward, $4758 38 

Paid H. A. Slade, 244 05 

L, H. Jones, 244 05 

Martha Eaton, 253 30 

Julia A. Brown, 244 05 

Maria E. Webster, 242 55 

Nancy S. Bunton, 244 05 

H. J. W. Gove, 246 55 

R. L. Hamblett, 243 55 

L. A. Brown, 244 05 

Lizzie P. Gove, 246 05 

M. J. Eaton, 241 80 

S. Stevens, 245 05 

Hannah G. Lane, 247 05 

M. E. Stevens, 242 05 

Julia A. Lull, 244 05 

M. L. Sleeper, 244 05 

Mittie R. Scott,, 244 05 

S. S. Putney, 243 80 

H. W. Patterson, 245 05 

Mary A. Richardson, 244 30 

H. M. Morril, 242 05 

M. M. Ladd, 243 55 

P. P. Parker, 241 55 

M. A, Currier, 242 55 

Hellen M. Kinsley, 244 80 

C. N. FreRch, 249 80 

Jennie L. Merriam, 181 55 

Julia A. Baker, 62 50 

Mary J. Rowell, 121 55 

Anna R. Riddle, 85 83 

0. Augusta Abbott, 37 71 

Dunton & Chapman, 105 16 $11710 48 

Paid for COAL, WOOD and SAWING. 

G. W. F. Convers, for wood, 540 48 

Hall, Perkins & Moore, for coal, 152 73 

E. P. Johnson & Co., " " 33 00 

" " for 170 bush. charcoal, 25 25 

E. W. Clough, for candying in wood, 2 06 

J. G. Coult, for wood 77 16 

" " " sawing same, 10 30 

Amount carried torwabd, $842 18 $11710 48 



39 

Amount brought forward, $842 18 $11710 48 

Paid Cheney & Ban-, for wood, 4 95 

C.H.Eastman, " " 3 75 

Manchester Iron Co., for coal, 295 74 

Edward Metcalf, for sawing and splitting 

wood, 108 00 $1253 92 

Paid for FURNITURE, &c. 

E, Ferren, for curtains &c.. 14 3G 

A. Burton, for repairs on settees, 1 63 

" " " teaming, " 50 

" " " 8^ doz. pointing rods, 10 50 

Clark & Iloyt, for furniture, brooms, &c.,. 56 50 

Barton & Co., for tassels and cord, 4 70 

R. Gilchrist, for vases, ... 1 08 

C. S. Fisher, for 1^ doz. brooms, 7 40 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., grates, furnace &c. 16 19 

Houghton&Smith, settees, mattsandchairs, 7 37 

J. Whicher, for 4 doz. brooms, 16 00 

" " " 4 " water buckets,... . 20 00 

Robt. Gilchrist, for crockery, 91 $157 14 

Paid for PRINTING and ADVERTISING. 

Adams,Hildreth& Co., for printing 50 cards, 4 00 

" " " " " sheets for 

registers, 12 00 

Adams, Iliklreth & Co., for printing labels 

for covers, . ... 1 00 

Adams, Hildreth & Co., for advertising,. . . 1 00 

J. M. Campbell, for advertising, 2 50 

John H. Goodale, " " 1 00 

" " " "printing, 5 50 

C. F. Livingston, " " circulars,... 2 00 
Eastman & Chase, for " by-laws,.... 8 50 

" " " " circulars,... 4 50 $42 00 
Paid for BOOKS and STATIONERY. 

Jonathan Tenney, for 2 dictionaries, 1 50 

E. B. Beaman, for 96 registers, 41 25 

Hersey & Tilton, for books and stationery,. 61 15 

" 23 setts Mitchell's maps, 188 60 

W. H Fisk, for stationery, &c. , 1 73 

D. McColley, " " " 1138 $305 61 



Amount carried forward, $13469 15 



40 

Amount bkought forward $13469 15 

Paid for MISC^ELLANEOUS. 

Jonathan Tenney, for preparing report,. ... 40 00 

" " " postage and stationery, 42 

" " " apparatus for schools, IIG 18 

Nathan Junkins, " shoveling paths, 50 

D. F. Buckley, for care of house, &c.,. ... 30 80 

Nath'l Knowlton, " " furnaces, 14 00 

Jesse Whittemore, " " " 34 10. 

" " for 21 days' labor, 3 00 

" " " 2 qts. oil 75 

Benj. Currier, salary as truant agent, 30 00 

'• " repairs and cleaning house,. 6 40 

T. Dunlap, for G thermometers, 3 00 

" " " repairs to locks...... 3 50 

Geo. A. French, for services as clerk of dist. 9 00 

I. W. Smith, for services collecting money, 8 00 

G. W. Stratton, for rent of piano 5 months, 16 66 

Merrill & Gage, for shoveling paths, 2 00 

Joseph Everett, for labor and repairs on 

house, 36 91 

G. B. Fogg, for locks, keys, rings, &c.,. ... 11 24 

J. G. Davis, for paint, varnish, &c., 4 08 

E. N. Fisk, for moving furniture, 1 85 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for hardware and 

glass, 16 64 

Cogswell & Wells, for repairs on school house, 100 88 

Hill & Cheney, for horse hire, 1 75 

Geo. Regan, for cleaning yards, &c., 22 00 

John C. Young, for slate and labor, 5 16 

Howard Fire Ins. Co., for insurance, 142 75 

S. S. Richardson, for labor, 12 00 

Wm. McPherson, for masonry, 9 50 

E. Parmenter, for teaming wood, 7 00 

Clough & Young, for masonry, 85 13 

Henry Peacock, for repairs on school houses, 3 47 

Jesse F. Williams, " " " 88 31 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., for hai'dware 51 

S. Wiggin, for painting, &c., 16 01 

G. W. Brooks, for repairs of pumjDs, &c.,. . 9 50 

D. M. Lamprey, for cleaning vaults, 10 00 

Amount carried forward, $909 60 $13469 15 



41 

Amouxt BRorcHT FORWARD, $909 60 $13469 15 

Paid E. D . Cilley , for teaming, 12 76 

D. M. Adams, for repairs on lightning rods, 9 54 

D. P. Currier, for rejjs. on school houses,. 1 44 

Wm. Mills, for teaming, 1 00 

Butterfield & Ireland, for repairs on com. 

room, 12 40 

Davis Baker, for staining and varnishing 

desk, i 50 

J. L. Kennedy, for setting glass 3 37 

C. R. CoUey, for 13 lights glass, 3 25 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co. for stove, pipe, &c., 71 50 

$1025 36 

$14494 51 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $2686 32 

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 165 18 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 325 00 

$490 18 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION, &c. 

Mary A. D. Allison, 249 55 

S. S. James, for horse hire, 2 00 

Edwin Baker, for glass and setting, 36 

Hill & Cheney, for horse hire, 1 25 

H. F. Little, for services on com., 5 00 

" " " repairs on school house,. . . 1 00 
R. N. Batchelder, for cash paid Moore & 

Calef, 3 00 

R. N. Batchelder, for cash paid for record- 
ing deed, 58 

C. H. Eastman, for 2 cords wood, 14 00 

J. F. James, for surveying and making deed, 2 00 

$278 74 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 211 44 

$490 18 



42 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 62 84 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 250 00 

EXPENDITURES, 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Annette McDoel, 177 00 

S. S. James for horse hire, 3 50 

Hill & Chenej for horse hire, 1 50 

182 00 

Balance ujidrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 130 84 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 76 98 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 250 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Charles A. Wilson, 83 00 

M. G. Pickering, 101 00 

S. S. James for horse hire, 2 75 

Hill &, Cheney for horse hire, 1 25 

Gilman Harvey for cleaning and repairs, . . 3 34 



191 34 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 135 64 



$312 84 



$312 84 



$326 98 



$326 98 



43 

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 6. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 51 55 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 175 00 

$226 55 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Mary F. Bailey, 57 00 

Eunice P. Webster, 102 50 

S. S. James for horse hire, 2 50 

Hill & Cheney for horse hire, 1 50 

H. K. Webster for wood and sawing, 15 75 

J. M. Webster for lock, 1 50 

J. P. Webster for cleaning house, 1 50 

182 25 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 44 30 

$226 55 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856 72 31 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 250 00 

$322 31 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

E. B. Lear 76 50 

Betsey B. Shepherd 112 50 

J. B. Eastman for stock and labor, 2 06 

E. B. Lear for repairs on house, 2 50 

S. S. James for horse hire, 3 00 

Thomas Emerson for repairs on house, 2 25 

198 81 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 123 50 

$322 31 



44 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 185G, 69 08 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 185 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

J. S. Harriman, 82 50 

Persis Brown, 51 00 

S. S. James for horse hire, 2 50 

Hill & Cheney for horse hire, 1 25 

137 25 

Balance undrawn Jan 1, 1857, 116 83 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1 , 1856, 59 08 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 185 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

James D. Nutt, 63 00 

C. A. Comstock, 61 50 

J. G. "Webster for two cords wood, 10 50 

J. G. Webster for repairs on house, 7 00 

S. S. James for h^rse hire, 1 25 

Hill & Cheney for horse hire 1 50 

Mary Heselton for cleaning house, 1 00 

C. Comstock for cleaning house, 2 00 

Eastman & Son for bucket and broom, ..... 55 

VVm. Shepherd for horse hire, 1 25 

Hersey & Tilton, box crayons, 62 

John Huse for lock, , 42 



150 59 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 93 49 



$254 08 



$254 08 



$244 08 



$244 08 



45 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850, 30 12 

Amount appropriated March, 1850, 700 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Marion C. Wallace, 190 84 

C. A. Abbott, 04 71 

Julia A. Baker, .' 208 09 

Augusta A. Johnson, 119 93 

Jesse Whittemore for epliting wood, 1 00 

S. S. James for horse hire, 175 

Hill & Cheney for horse hire, 2 00 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co. for stove pipe, . . 14 20 

E. N. Fisk for teaming, 1 00 

B. F. Wallace for labor removing wood,. . . 1 50 

" three brooms, 90 

" box crayons, 02 

' ' lock and hasp, 38 

" cleaning house, 50 

Jonathan Tenney for apparatus, 12 25 

D. K. Mack for cords wood, 31 33 

Luther Aldrich for sawing cords wood, . . 7 50 



058 50 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 71 02 



$730 12 



$730 12 



46 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 11. 



Balance undrawn Feb 1 , 1856, 26 14 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 365 00 



$391 14 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

M. J. Rowell, 71 50 

C.P.Watson, .* 122 53 

Mary F. Bailey, 112 10 

Jonathan Hartshorn for shoveling paths, . . 1 00 

S. S. James for horse hire, 2 25 

Hill & Cheney for horse hire, 1 00 

E. "W. Brigham for two brooms, 70 

D. P. Currier for cleaning and repairs on 

house, 13 00 

Henry Peacock, " " " 3 42 

Jonathan Tenney for apparatus, 5 25 

G. B. Fogg for key and repairing, 42 

333 17 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 57 97 

$391 14 



47 



NEW SCHOOL HOUSE, DISTRICT W. 2. 



Amount raised by District March, 1856, $10000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Albion Barker, 5 25 

Cogswell & Wells, 8005 50 

Lamson & Harden, 692 00 

J. B. Clarke, 5 25 

Cheney, Hill & Co., 1 00 

Geo. M. Harding, 10 00 

Frackor & Jones, 58 00 

F. Kimball, 500 00 

Manchester & Lawrence R. R 12 50 

A. H. Daniels & Co 00 

$9296 10 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 703 90 

$10000 00 

NEW SCHOOL HOUSE DISTRICT NO. 10. 

Amount raised by District, 1856, $1000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid C. H. Dalton, (north side,) $600 00 

David Person, (south side,) 100 00 

Smith & Wallace, (pouth side,) 275 00 

975 00 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 25 00 

$1000 00 

SCHOOL HOUSE LOT DISTRICT NO. 2. 

Amount raised bj District, 705 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Amoskeag Man'g Co $705 00 



48 

REPAIRS SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2. 
y District, March, 185G, $2000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Albion Barker, 273 17 

J. E. Bennett, 67 25 

Fulton Works, 40 43 

Dennis Quill, . . . « 2 00 

Lawrence Conway, 2 00 

Dennis O'Niel, 9 00 

J. P. Jewell, 20 25 

Boston, Concord & Montreal R. R 20 70 

John Rogers, 3 00 

F. Kimball, 100 00 

537 80 
Amount overdrawn, 1855, 410 95 

948 75 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 1051 25 

$2000 00 



49 

COMMONS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 21 58 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, GOO 00 

Received for sales of grass, 106 87 

EXPENDITURES. 

PaW for LABOR. 

S. S. Moulton, 9 08 

Dennis Burns, 17 75 

James O'Brion, . . . , 18 25 

J. S. Moulton 12 87 

James Shearin, 17 10 

Dennis Boner, 15 35 

W. II. Kelley, 5 87 

City teams, 12 10 

A. C. Oilman, 59 

J. G. Coult, 2 75 

E. W. Clark, 2 92 

D. S. Crockett, 1 76 

T. S. Parker, 135 

John Brown, 1 35 

Michael Murry, 135 

T. McAuliff, 1 35 

M. Welch, 54 

W. H. Currier, 29 

M. McManahan, 3 51 

R. H. Hayden, 88 

John Flynn, 54 

John Breshnehan, 27 

C. Flynn, 81 

John Ray, Jr. , for trees 65 00 

Clough & Young for whitewashing, 47 07 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., hardware, 1 75 

Hill & Cheney for horse hire, 2 00 

Robt. Woodburn for crying sale, 75 

A. H. Daniels & Co. for 15 lbs. nails, 75 

$245 95 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 482 50 



$728 45 



$728 45 



50 



SEWEES AND MAINS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1 , 1856, 116 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 1000 00 

" " Dec. 1856, 700 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for LABOR. 

Wm. Mills, 3 75 

H. Bailey, 5 42 

John Brown, 17 04 

P. Manahan, 3 25 

0. Pixley, 5 14 

Geo. Hunt, 1 75 

D. B. Adams 3 33 

D. Burns, 3 25 

D. W. Fling, 4 50 

S. S. Moulton, 78 73 

J. S. Moulton, 26 91 

P. Foley, 27 82 

John Gannon, • • • • 19 50 

James Sullivan, 23 33 

T. Clifford, 13 50 

D. Cochran, 23 75 

T. Shugroe, 21 82 

E. Knowlton, 8 35 

D. S. Crockett, 117 

John Carney, 5 00 

T. McAuliff, 16 34 

D. Boner, 5 00 

John Roche, 5 00 

John Keiley, 8 75 

C. Divine, , 9 50 

Wm. Hiley, 2 50 

Amount carried forward, $344 40 



$1701 16 



51 

Amount BROUonT forward, $344 40 

PaidWm.Lane, 14 50 

City teams, 1 82 

J. Shearin, 1 08 

E. W. Clark, 1 46 

John Griffin, 54 

D. Murphy, 54 

D. Lane, 54 

Eobt, Moore, 54 

M. Leahea, 3 78 

Wm. J. Fisher, 60 88 

N. Gowen, 15 00 

P. Divine, 24 50 

M. Divine, 17 50 

P. Holmes, 11 40 

Jere Coloty, 6 00 

D. Dailey, 7 00 

M. Gannon, 5 50 

M. Healey, 7 00 

M. Breshnehan, , 8 00 

Lue Lawrence, 4 00 

R. L. Warren, 8 75 

M. Fox, 2 50 

J. McNabb, 2 00 

John Breshnehan, 10 26 

F. Kclley, 4 32 

D. Iloren, 1 08 

J. Donahoe, 1 08 

J. Connell,. . .• 2 37 

J. Quinn, 54 

R. H. Hayden, 3 00 

B. F. Lock, 1 75 

J. O'Brien, 13 69 

N. Herrick, 20 87 

Morris Fitts, 4 90 

Leonard Sanborn, . . , 5 25 

M. Dalton, 2 25 

James Walker, 32 50 

L. King, 1 50 

0. Pixlcy, 20 52 

J. E. Stiles, 4 50 

Amount carried forward, $679 61 



52 

Amount brought forward, $ 679 61 

Paid James Rourke, 1 08 

James Keam, 2 16 

John B. Varick & Co., for hardware, 5 25 

S. L. Fogg, for horse hire, 1 87 

T. T. Abbot, for 2300 brick, 14 38 

Man. Car & Mach. Works, for 7 grates,. . . 18 23 

Moulton Knowles, for surveying lumber,.. 1 76 

Chas. Bunton, for blacksmithing, 2 33 

E. G. Haynes, for masonry, 32 46 

Oilman Harvey, for 6800 hard brick, 43 50 

Amoskeag Manuf'g Co. for 2500 hard brick, 17 50 

" " " " cess-pool capSj&c. 31 02 

"Wilson, Cheney & Co., for horse hire,. ... 50 

Daniel Farmer, for plank, 294 08 

Charles Clough, for masonry, 6 00 

J. Abbott & Co., for 40 casks cement, 82 50 

J. E. Bennett, for masonry, 60 00 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., for hardware,. ... 20 05 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for hardware, 14 68 

B. F. Porter, for filing saws, 115 

Smith & Wallace, for chestnut plank, 162 93 

H. C. Hunton, for drawing lumber, 2 00 

Ruel Walker, for carrying chain for Slade,. 1 00 

Dunlap & Greer, for chestnut plank, 55 22 

Hall, Perkins & Moore, for 4^ casks cement, 9 00 

Concord R. R., for freight of bricks 6 30 

A. G. Gale, for 7000 brick 38 50 

$1605 06 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 96 10 



^1701 16 



53 



RESERVOIRS. 



Balance imdravm Feb. 1, 1856, 205 23 

Amount appropriated March, 1850, 500 00 

EXPEND ITURKS, 

Paid for LABOR. 

Eben Knowlton, 36 25 

M. Welch, 6 68 

M. Johnson, 7 25 

C. Divine, 7 79 

M. Broderick, 4 00 

T. Berry, 4 50 

T. CliflFord, 2 83 

James Sullivan, , 2 02 

T. Shugroe, 1 50 

D. Cochran, 50 

D. McCarty, 1 00 

Wm. Lane, 1 00 

T. S. Parker, 1 83 

John Gannon, 2 08 

John Brown, 2 08 

City Team, 7 50 

W. H. Kelley, 2 05 

D . . Crockett, 2 34 

E. W. Clark, 1 47 

J. S. Moulton, 7 02 

John GriflBn, 54 

D. Boner, 54 

Leonard Sanborn, 9 75 

M. Dalton, 8 25 

John Connell, 8 75 

D. Horen, 11 25 

John Cary, 6 25 

D. Lane, 5 00 

Amount carried forward,. $151 92 



$705 23 



54 

Amount BROtrcHT forward, $151 92 

PaidP. Welch, 8 75 

John Welch, 3 50 

John Flynn, 1 50 

Nath'l Herrick, 6 00 

0. Pixley, 1 35 

Geo. Hunt, 1 75 

E. D. Cilley, 7 00 

R. H. Hayden, 1 00 

James Rourke, 54 

D. Mahanna, 54 

D. Hagerty, 54 

Smith & Wallace, for lumber, 35 98 

Gilman Harvey, for brick, 20 00 

E. G. Hayncs, for masonry, 24 03 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., for horse hire,. ... 1 25 

D. Farmer, for lumber, 30 48 

Concord R. R., for freight of brick, 7 20 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for hardware, 1 12 

John Twombly, for masonry, 25 25 

J. C. Hill, for teaming, 6 75 

E. P. Johnson & Co., for 3 casks cement,. . 6 00 

J. Abbott & Co, for 11 oasks cement, 20 16 

L. F. Elliott, for fitting pipe, &c., 4 42 

G. W. Glines, for teaming, 1 25 

James Wallace, for 10^ days' work, 21 00 

Amoskeg Manuf 'g Co. , for castings, 304 lbs. 6 08 

A. G. Gale, for 6 M brick, 33 00 

Man. Iron Co., for 2150 brick, 12 90 

$441 2S 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 263 97 

$705 J23 



55 



riEE DEPARTMENT. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 80 80 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 10000 00 

'« *« Dec., 1856, 4250 00 

$14330 80 

EXPENDITURES. 

MERRIMACK ENGINE COMPANY NO. 1. 

Paid Company's bill for services, 1238 20 

" " "refreshments, 40 00 

" " "printing, 18 00 

" " " lock and keys, 9 33 

Hardy, Plumer & Co. for 2 galls, whale oil, 2 25 

" " " li galls, fluid, .. . 1 40 

" " " 1 sprts. turpentine, 62 

'« " " bucket soap, &c.,. 149 

" " " I gro. matches, . . 46 

" " " eoapandbox, 121 

" " " 4 galls sperm oil,. 8 50 

" " " 3 cords, 1 35 

W. S. Berry & Co. for 15| galls strait's oil, 15 75 

" "• " 1 " sperm oil,. 2 00 

Albion Barker for carpenter work, 7 16 

B. S. Flanders for services as stevrard, 24 86 

" " " packing engine, 3 00 

Manning & Cumner for 8 jackets, 33 25 

E. G. Woodman for labor on house, 1 00 

F. Kimball for 1^ cords wood, 10 25 

City liquor agency for 8 galls, alcohol,. ... 9 45 

G. W. Brooks for 1 grate, &c., 4 00 

" <• " window sash, 62 

" " " lumber and nails, 50 

" " "painting, 25 

" " " lumber and labor, 3 50 

AMOtrNT CARRIED FORWARD , $1438 40 



66 

Amount brought forward, $1438 40 

PaidNeal & Holbrook for repairs on door, 1 92 

Maji. Gas Light Co. for gas, 25 90 

F. Tenney for refreshments, 10 GO 

J. A. Tebbetts for 2 gallons alcohol, 2 30 

C E. Corey for repairs on bos to hose car- 
riage, 1 50 

Dudley & Parker for difference in stoves,. . 2 81 
John Plumer, Jr. & Co., for 11 pairs [oiled 

overalls, 8 25 

Woodbury & Ireland for blacksmithing, ... 7 42 

J. B. Chase for 1 side sole leather, 8 40 

Saunders & Co. for badges, letters, &c.,. . . . 19 81 
" " " varnish and repairs on 

hose, ^ 11 75 

Saunders & Co. for 3 fire hats, 15 00 

Varick, Storm & Co. for chains, brush and 

sponge, 1 79 

J. Colbath & Co. for repairs on gas pipe, . . 1 00 

W. S. James for painting 7 hats, 7 00 

W. H. Shepherd for services as stevrard, ... 24 30 

A. H. Daniels & Co. for hardware, 14 46 

0. Greeley for repairs on hose, 9 00 

B. Currier for axe helve, 33 

J. H. Maynard for repairs on house, 105 51 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co. for 14;^ lbs. line,. . 3 99 
Amoskeag Man'g Co. for repairs on axle, 

arm and beam, 15 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co. for horses at fires, . . 16 00 
" " " horse and man to 

shop, 1 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., cash paid for books, 1 10 

C. H. Brown for cord sawed wood, 6 75 

Hunneman & Co. for 2 pieces leading hose, 94 55 

" " " 2 pairs couplings, ... . 700 

Amount CARRIED FORWARD, 1862 24 



57 

NIAGARA ENGINE OOMPANY. NO, 2. 

Amount brought forward, $1862 24 

Paid Company's bill for services, 1652 20 

Saunders & Go. for repairs on 10 ps. hese, . 10 50 

" " lihing fire hats, 50 

O. Greeley for repairs on hose, &c 21 00 

Hunneman & Co. for 308 feet leading hose, 277 20 

" " 6 pairs couplings, 21 00 

Amoskeag Man'g Co. for horses to fires, ... 15 00 

John Plumer, Jr. & Co. for 7 pairs oiled 

overalls, 5 25 

W. S. Berry & Co. for 4 galls, strait's oil,. 4 00 

0. H, Brown for cord sawed wood, 7 50 

2014 15 

STARK ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 3. 

Paid Company's bill for services, 1459 98 

F. Kimball for ^ cord wood, 3 50 

P. S. Brown for gallon alcohol, 1 00 

H. T. Mowatt for supper for 43 men, 21 50 

Saunders & Co. for 4 belts and repairs,. ... 2 25 

" " 6 packers and straps, 3 12 

" " repairs on hose, 2 00 

Hardy, Plumer & Co. for fluid, 1 80 

D. T. Norris for supper for 9 men, 2 25 

C. H. Brown for cord sawed wood, 7 50 

Morrison & Fling for horses to fires, .... 17 00 

D.W. Fling, '- " 2 00 

P. Stark & Co. for repairs on hose, &c.,. . . 19 10 

$1543 00 

Amount carried forward, $5419 39 



58 

MASSABESIC ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 4. 

Amount brought forward ^5419 39 

Paid Company's bill for services, 1375 80 

Leonard Bun ton for services as Stewart 6mo. 20 00 

Geo. R. Simons " " " 25 00 

M. D. L. Stevens for printing, 9 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co. for horses to fires, . . 22 00 

P. S. Brown for moving hose, 13 

Albion Barker for carpenter work, 1 25 

Man. Gas Light Co. for gas, 35 00 

F. Kimball for ^ cord wood, 3 50 

Kidder & Duncklee for i gall, sperm oil, . . 1 25 

Hardy, Plumer & Co. for soap and matches, 1 21 

" " " wicking, 2 lines, 106 

" " " 1 pr. brass caps, 20 

" " ' " 1 gro. matches, 16 

" " " 1 broom, roll blacking, 48 

" " 1 brush, 2 galls, fluid, 194 

W. S. Berry & Co; for 9i galls, strait's oil, 9 65 

Saunders & Co. for covering pipe, 2 00 

" " varnish 25 

John Plumer, Jr. & Co. 9 prs. oiled overalls, 6 75 

H. S. Whitney, repairs on pumps. and pipes, 5 50 

Eastman & Son for gall, oil, 1 25 

W. Rounsefell for painting lantern, 5 00 

E. Dustin for 30 brass keys, 5 00 

0. Greeley for repairs on hose, &c 9 12 

Ilunneman & Co. for 207 ft. leading hose,. 180 30 

" " 4 prs. couplings, 14 00 

" ^ " 2 prs couplings, 7 00 

" " 2 ps. leading hose, 94 55 

Varrick, Storm & Co. for 2 lbs. R. stone,. . 20 

J. H. Maynard for repairs on house, 2 29 

Charles Bunton for blacksmithing, 1 00 

J. A. Ellis for repairs on hose, 32 75 

C. H. Brown for cord sawed wood, 6 50 

City Liquor Agency for 2 galls, alcoliol,. . . 2 25 

A. W. Sanborn for pole handle, 75 

Amoskeag Man. Co., drawing and varnish'g, 19 06 

J. M. & S. F. Staunton, labor on hose pipe, 6 50 

$1915 05 

Amount carried forward, $7335 04 



59 
' TOKRENT ENGINE COMPANY, NO, 5. 

Amount brought forward, $7335 04 

Paid Company's hill for services, 1315 90 

Company's bill for refreshments, 

0. E. Kimball for steward services 11 mos. 

O. E. Kimball for iron hook, 

Hardy, Plumer & Co. for ^ gro. matches,. . 

" " " box and sand, 

" " " soap, 

" " " 4 galls, fluid 

" " " 3| galls, sperm oil,. . 

G. B. Fogg for keys and repairs, 

F. Kimball for ^^ cord Wood, 

C. R. Colley for two lamp glasses set, 

P. S. Brown for moving hose, 

Man. Gas Light Company for gas, 

A.H. Daniels & Co., gall. spirits turpentine, 

" 1 chain, 

" ilb. spenge 

W. S. Berry & Co. for bucket and broom,. 

" " 4 galls .strait's oil, 

Saunders & Co. for repairs on hose, 

" " " hats, 

E. Hartshorn for bread at fires, 

Hunneman & Co. repairs on suction hose,. . 

1 piece suction hose, 

work on coupling, 

2 pieces leading hose, 

2 pairs couplings, 

express bill , 

J. Colbath & Co. for repairs on gas pipe, . . 

0. Greeley for repairs on hose, 

Hunneman & Co. for 100 feet leading hose, 

" " 2 pairs couplings, 

John H. Maynard for repairs on house, . . . 
W. S. James for painting signal lantern, . . 

S. S. James for horses to fires, 

Tewksbury & Brother for books and paper, 
T. S. Conant for steward services 1 month, . 

George & Co. for refreshments, 

H. M. Glines for pump and setting, 

Amount carried forward, $1784 94 $7335 04 



40 OO 


40 84 


1 00 


35 


22 


1 33 


3 30 


6 81 


8 67 


3 50 


40 


12 


19 60 


62 


35 


75 


62 


4 00 


16 75 


3 00 


4 91 


28 00 


27 00 


1 00 


94 55 


7 00 


1 50 


1 00 


11 67 


90 00 


7 00 


4 36 


1 00 


24 00 


50 


4 32 


4 75 


4 25 



60 

Amount brought forward, $1784 94 $7335 04 

Paid John Plumer, Jr. & Co., eight pairs oiled 

overalls, 6 00 

John Plumcsr, Jr. & Co., 1 ps. jacket, 3 50 

" " " 1 p. c. " 6 50 

Kimball & Co. for lock and staple, 1854,, . . 53 

C H. Brown for 1 cord sawed wood, 6 50 

G. W. Adams for 5 quarts oil, 1 13 

City Liquor Ageucy, for 2 gals, alcohol,. . . 2 25 

J. M. &S. F. Stanton, for new pin for plunger, 50 

D. W. Fling, for horses to fires 4 00 

P. Stark & Co., for 100 ft. hose,.. 100 00 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., for stove-pipe, &c. 14 77 

$1930 62 



MANCHESTER ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 6. 



Paid Company's bill for services, 1274 70 

Isaac H. Currier, for badges, 2 50 

John Plumer, Jr., & Co., for 7 prs. oiled 

overalls, 5 25 

John Plumer, Jr., & Co., for 4 oiled jackets, 4 00 

B. G. Campbell, for horses to fires, 40 00 

Varick, Storm & Co., for 25 ft. hose, 8 25 

J. A. Ellis, for repairs on hose, 8 25 

C. H. Brown, for one cord sawed wood,. . . 7 50 

$1350 45 



AilOtrNT CARRIED FORWARD, $10616 11 



61 

PISCATAQUOG ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 7. 

Amount brought forward, $10616 11 

Paid Company's bill for services,. .' 1039 15 

Charles Bunton, for blacksmithing, &c.,. . . 7 08 

E. Storm & Co., for sponge, rotten stone, &c. 3 00 

P. S. Brown, for moving settees, 1 00 

G. W. Brooks, for lantern and 6 chimneys, B 75 

'' " " 1 bracket for lantern,.. 3 83 

" «' " 3 elbows and one tee,. . . 80 

" " " 14 ft. pipe, 1 47 

" " " pipe couplings, labor, &c. 3 89 

Smith & Wallace, for 2 loads wood, 2 50 

B. G. Campbell, for horses to fires, 42 00 

Man. Gas Light Co., for gas (house and st.) 

light, 51 80 

A. G. Tucker, for sponge, 50 

"W. P. Stratton, for stove-pipe, &c., 1 25 

Varick, Storm & Co., for 17i lbs. iron bar, 1 75 
Amoskeag Man'g Co., for repairs on hose 

carriage, 16 21 

Hardy, Plumer & Co., for 2 qts. spirits tur- 
pentine, 40 

" " " " 2 gals, alcohol,.. 2 25 

" " " '* 3 " sperm oil,. 7 00 

" " " " 2 jugs, 59 

Hardy & Parker, for 3 gals, fluid, 2 55 

Kennedy &Leavitt, for painting and glazing, 1 41 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for hardware, 14 23 

Spofford &. Hardy, for oil, fluid, &c., 34 05 

J. W. Preston, for labor on house, 7 00 

J. A. Ellis, for repairs on hose, 3 50 

C. H. Brown, for 1 cord sawed wood, 7 00 

N. B. Tilton, for masonry, 2 00 

A. "W. Sanborn, for hooks and spreads,. ... 3 34 

J. E. Bennett, for masonry, 2 75 

$1271 05 

Amount carried forward, 11887 16 



62 

HOSE AND HYDRANT COMPANY, NO. 1. 

Amount brought forward, $11887 16 

Paid Company's bill for services, . . . ; '. . 1075 41 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., for horses to fires,. 49 50 

W. S. Berry & Co., for 15 gals. Strait's oil, 15 75 

Hardj, Plumer & Co., for 2 " fluid, 1 80 

$1142 46 

HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, NO. 1, 

Paid Company's bill for services, 1131 30 

James Richards, for horses to fires, 19 50 

S. S. James, for horses to fires, 13 00 

Hardy, Plumer & Co., for 1 gal. Strait's oil, 1 50 

" " " " U " fluid, 1 25 

" " " " can and wicking, 31 

J. N. Heath, for horses to fires, 1 50 

F. A. Senter, for labor and materials for 

repairs, 16 34 

John L. Bradford, for 246 ft. ladders, 41 82 

H. W. Savory, for cash paid for printing,. . 1 75 

A. H. l^aniels & Co., for hardvrare, 2 72 

Hunneman & Co . , for bell, 14 GO 

$1244 99 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

R. White & Co.. for teaming hose, 25 

H. L. Drew, for labor at Patten fire, 87 

H. Green, " " " " 3 75 

J. B. Clark, for printing, advertising, &c., 42 20 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for window line 43 

Rob't Woodburn, for posting bills, 4 00 

John Plumer, Jr., & Co., for 6 rubber coats, 32 25 

C. H. Brown, for express and freight, 1 47 

E. Knowlton, for labor on res*voirs, 13 75 

■0. Hardy, for express bill, 75 

John Twombly, for labor at Patten fire,. . . 1 00 

B. H. Hardy, for labor on reservoirs, 'Squog, 5 00 
Kimball & Co.. for 2 doz. hat hooks, 1854, 75 
Williami, Shepherd, for 4 buckets coffee,. ... 4 00 
Hunneman & Co., for 3 trumpets, 14 25 

$124 72 

AjJOTJNT CARRIED FORWARD, $14399 33 



63 



ENGINEERS. 

Amount brought forward, 

PaidJ. F. James, for services as Chief Engineer, 
C. H. Brown, " " " As'nt 
P.S.Brown, " 
F. n. Lyford, " 
Alpheus Gay, Jr., 
Geo. W. Eiddle, 

E. Corey, 
A. >y. Sanborn, 
N. Baker, 2d, 
Cha's Bunton, 
n. T. Mo watt, 

F. H. Lyford, for services as Clerk of Board, 
E. Corey, for services examining stoves,. . . . 
R. D. Mooers, " " " .... 
O.Hardy, " " " .... 



i^ount overdrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $458 53 



$14399 33 



50 00 


25 


00 


25 00 


25 


00 


25 00 


25 00 


25 


00 


25 00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


2§ 00 


25 


00 


12 


00 


28 


00 


25 00 



$390 00 
14789 33 



RECAPITULATION. 

Total amount undrawn and appropriated 

for the year 1856, $14330 80 

Expenditure of Engine Co. No. 1, 1862 24 

" " " 2, 2014 15 

»' " " 3, 1543 00 

" " " 4, 1915 65 

" " " 5, 1930 62 

" " " 6, 1350 45 

" " " 7, 1271 05 

" of Hosp and Hydrant No. 1,. . 1142 46 

" of Hook and Ladder, 1244 99 

" of Miscellaneous, 124 72 

" of Engineers, 390 00 



$14789 33 



Amount overdrawn Jan. 1, 1857,. 



458 53 



$14789 33 



64 



LIGHTING STREETS. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, $197 93 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 1800 00 

" " Dec, 1856, 400 00 

$ 2397 93 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Mancliester Gas Light Company for gas,. . 1988 37 
D, T. Crowell, for lighting Amoskeag Falls 

Bridge, 47 00 

D. T. Crowell, for shoveling snow, 1 00 

" " for repairs of lamps, 1 00 

Robt. Gilchrist, for 6 lamps, 1 75 

E. W. Brigham, for 27i gals, fluid^ 24 29 

J. G. Davis, for setting glass and painting, 26 78 

C. R. Colley, for repairs of lanterns, 6 00 

$2096 19 
Balance undrawn Jaij. 1, 1857, 301 74 

$2397 93 



65 



MILITIA. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 28 36 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 250 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



$278 36 



Paid City Guards for rent of hall 100 00 

Anioskeag Veterans for rent of hall, 100 00 

H. W. Moore for enrolling 7th Co. N- H. M. 15 00 

A. A. Balch " " 12th " " " 10 00 

$225 00 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 53 36 

$278 36 

■ If 

5 



66 



CITY POLICE. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, . . . . 
Amount appropriated March, 1856,. 



ErPENDITURES. 



Paid Samuel Hall, salary as City Marshal, . 



" " for use of horse and carriage, 

A. P. Colby, salary as Assistant Marshal, 
" " for cash paid as per bill, . . . 

Henry G. Lowell, salary as City Marshal 6m 
" " for horse hire, 

I. W. Farmer, salary as Assistant Marshal, 
" " for cash paid sundry persons, 

J. H. Dinsmore, Watchman and Police, 

B. F. Philbrick 

U. H. Foss, " " 

Henry Clough, " " 

AmosHadley, 

Jonathan Smith, " " 

J. W. Preston, " " 

F. S. Worthen, " " 
Moses Wingate, " " 
E. W. Clough, " " 

D. S. Crockett, " " 
Henry Bennett, " " 
Isaac Currier for Police services, .... 

" " for 8 keys for lobby, . . . 

E. G. Woodman for Police services,. 
Stephen Palmer " " . 

G. W. Glines " " . 
J. A. Ellis " " . 

J. A. Ellis for 6 badges, 

S. H. Randlett for Police services, . . 
J. B.Daniels " " .. 



899 


05 


6500 00 


301 


66 


85 


21 


208 


33 


53 


59 


350 00 


31 


50 


291 6T 


158 


90 


477 


25 


552 


08 


539 


50 


■548 


00 


238 50 


236 


50 


379 00 


54 


10 


281 


50 


109 00 


237 00 


266 


50 


33 


00 


2 


00 


4 00 


7 


00 


1 00 


19 


25 


6 


00 


4 00 


56 


00 



$6899 05 



Amount carrieb forward, $5532 04 



6T 

Amount brought forward, $5532 04 

Paid I. E. Herrick for Police services, 1 85 

A. B. Dinsmore " " 16 50 

C. H. Brown " " 24 25 

A. B. Paige " " 2 00 

Joseph Carr " " 7 00 

F. Blake " " 3 50 

N.Baker, 2nd, " " 6 50 

D.M.Robertson " " 100 

E. Jacobs " " ' 2 75 

H. W. Savory " " 1 00 

B.W.Robinson " " 1150 

James Wallace " " 3 00 

Geo Hunt " " 4 00 

E. Ross " " 4 00 

Thomas Emerson " " 6 00 

Rufus Atwell " " 2 00 

J. H. Saxton » " 3 50 

E. G. Haynes " " 1 50 

A. W. Tompson " " 7 00 

L.W.Daggett " " 4 00 

Geo. S. Chandler " " 36 00 

James M. Wallace " " 9 50 

Sampson Clatur " " 3 50 

Isaiah Emerson " " 1 00 

H. H. Fuller " " 3 00 

J. C. Young » " 11 00 

W. C. Powers " " 16 75 

A. J. Osborne " " 4 50 

W. B. Royes " " 1 00 

D. Nutt '' » 5 50 

B. F. Mitchell " " 4 00 

Benj. Brown " " 12 50 

C. W. Barker " " 7 GO 

John Houston " »* 4 00 

E. D. Cilley » " 6 00 

I W. Smith for salary as Police Justice, 6m, 250 00 

" " office rent 6m, 25 00 

" " blanks, 11 75 

Samuel Andrews for sink, 3 00 

Hill & Cheney for horse hire, 110 00 

Amount carried Forward, $6169 89 



68 



Amount brought forwakd, $6169 89 

Paid J.fP. Chase for labor and lumber on lobby, 5 87 

" " " " on court room, 5 60 

E. P. Johnson & Co. for coal, 29 96 

F. Kimball for l\ cords wood, 11 38 

r. G. Todd for 3 comforters for lobby, 3 90 

D. McColley for copy N. H. C. Statutes, . . 1 83 

Clarke & Bell for services, 1854, 14 GO 

Samuel Upton for services, 1856, 10 00 

C. H. Eastman for horse hire, . . . ' 2 00 

Varick, Storm & Co. for lock and key, .... 83 

Dudley & Parker for stove pipe, &c. 5 99 

Morrison & Fling for horse hire,. 10 00 

Houghton & Smith for 2 matresses, 8 50 

Cross & ToplifF for services in Police Court, 5 00 

G. "W. Adams for fluid, matches, &c., 1 41 

W. H. risk for stationery, 2 56 

A. H. Daniels & Co. for hardvraro, 4 25 

J. H. Goodale for printing, 29 88 

David Allen for burying dogs, 1 25 

Robt. Woodburn for posting bills, 75 

Wm. Craig for posting bills, 2 00 

n. & E. Smith for witness fees, 1 54 

6328 39 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 570 66 



$6899 09 



69 



CITY HALL, OraCES AND STORES. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 185 14 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 800 00 

xlmount appropriated Dec. 1856, 300 00 

Amount rec'd from Insurance Go's for damage,. 245 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Smith & Wallace for 100 feet joist, 1 50 

Baldwin & Co. for 119 feet lumber, 1 96 

G. "W. Adams for repairs on store No. 1, . . 1 56 

G. ^Y. Adams for fluid, salt, &c., 2 64 

J. Colbath & Co., for repairs, gas pipe and 

fixtures, 16 87 

W. Craig, cleaning hall, shoveling snow, &c. 10 Gl 

E. P. Johnson & Co. for 8096 lbs. coal, ... 33 19 

Win. Robbins for setting glass, 1855, 2 50 

C. R. Colley for setting glass, &c., in hall, 57 80 

" ♦' setting glass in Marshall's office, 8 30 

" " " " cellar No. 4,... 23 73 

'< " painting hall and entry, 130 00 

E. Parmenter for cord wood, G 00 

B. F. Philbrick for carrying seats into hall, 80 
Bridget Durgin for cleaning Mayor's room, 50 

C. H. Eastman for cord wood, 6 00 

Temple McQueston for masonry, 556 

Barton & Co. for oil cloth, 9 77 

Manchester Gas Light Co. for gas, 238 59 

S. S. Moulton for labor on hall, 1 75 

G. B. Fogg for keys, &c., 1 74 

Clark & Hoyt for 10 chairs, 30 25 

Thos. AVclch for shoveling snow from roof, 2 25 

Chas. White for ^ cord wood, 3 00 

A. H. Daniels & Co. for hardware, 5 30 

E. G. Hayncs for masonry, 5 25 

Amount carried forward, S607 42 



$1530 14 



70 

Amount brought forwakd, $607 42 

Paid Varick, Storm & Co. for padlock, 50 

Cogswell & Wells for labor on stores, 19 43 

Neal & Holbrook for labor and lumber on 

cellar, 17 24 

Neal & Holbrook for labor and lumber on 

Hall, 3 35 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., stove, pipe, &c., 45 42 

C. M. Hubbard & Co. for 1 doz. spittoons,. 3 00 

Dudley & Parker for stove, pipe, &c., 9 59 

A. C. Heath, repairs on School Committee 

room, 100 00 

John Plumer, Jr. & Co., for cloth to cover 

desk, 3 83 

John N. Bruce, for sign for Collectors' office, 1 50 

I. W. Smith for services on insurance,. ... 15 00 

R. Gilchrist for water jar and 2 tumblers,. 1 35 

G. W. Brooks, for gas pipe, &c., 56 13 

J. C. Wadleigh, for setting glass, &c,,. • . . 1 58 

Fulton Works, for lumber, 13 74 

Houghton & Smith, for chairs, &c., 6 58 

E. Ferren, for oil carpet, &c., for Marshal's 

office, 29 78 

D. McColley, for 20 rolls paper, 5 00 

John Twombly, for masonry, 8 50 

Dudley & Colby, for carpenter's work,. ... 61 82 

James Wallace, for labor on hall, 9 75 

A. J. Butterfield, for labor &c., on hall,. . . . 325 56 

Hamilton Ins. Co., for insurance, 70 00 

1416 07 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 114 07 

$1530 14 



71 



CITY OFriCERS. 



Balance undraAvn Feb. 1, 1856, 101 84 

Amount appropriated, 4000 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid T. T. Abbot, salary as Mayor 1 year,. . . . 

Geo. A. French, salary as City Clerk 3 mo. 

H. R. Chamberlin, salary as City Treas. 21 

mo., 

E. M. Topliff, salary as Clerk Com. Council, 
Joel Taylor, salary as City Clerk 1 mo.,.. 
S. D. Lord, salary as City Solicitor 10 mo., 

F. H. Lyford, salary as City Clerk SJ mo., 
S. G. Simpson, salary as City Physician,. . 
D. B. Nelson, '• " " 1855, 
Wm. Craig, salary as City Messenger 9 mo., 
J. 0. Adams, salary as Supt. of Instruction, 
*I. W. Smith, salary as Police Justice, &c., 
*W. L. Lane, salary as Ass't P. Justice,. . . 

,S. D. Lord, salary as Cl'k Prot. Com. C'l, 



ASSESSORS. 



900 00 


125 00 


250 00 


72 00 


41 67 


83 33 


354 17 


33 34 


25 00 


225 00 


375 00 


275 00 


76 00 


4 00 



$4101 84 



2839 51 



S. F. Manahan,. 64 00 

Wm. Richardson, 92 00 

James Walker, 76 00 

Lyman Batchelder, 58 00 

f. E. Bennett, Clerk of Board, 152 00 

E. G. Woodnjan, 9100 

Isaac Huse, 68 00 

Joseph B. Clark 67 13 $668 13 

Amoxtnt carried forward, $3507 64 

* Should have been charged to the appropriation for City Police. 



72 



OVERSEEES OF POOR. 



AMOUNT BROUGHT FORWARD, 

Paid S. S. Moulton, Clerk of Board, 1856,. . . 


60 00 


S. H. Eandlett, Overseer of Poor, 


1855,.. 


25 00 


Henry Peacock, " " 




20 00 


L. H. Sleeper, " " 




35 00 


D. B. Nelson, " " 




35 00 


A. W. Thompson, " " 




20 00 


E. G. Woodman, " " 




10 42 


Sylvanus Bunton, " " 




35 00 


" " Clerk of Board, 




25 00 



$3507 &i 



265 42 



HEALTH OFFICERS. 



Stephen Palmer, 25 00 

Sylvanus Bunton, 25 00 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Jonathan Tenney, for the Board, 280 00 

MODERATORS. 

E. C. Poster, 1 year, 3 00 

H. T. Mowatt, 1 " 3 00 

A.P.Colby, 2" 6 00 

B. F. Wallace, 1 " 3 00 

C. D. Horr, 3« 9 00 

H. Chandler, 2 «' 6 00 

Amount carried forward,. 



50 00 



280 00 



30 00 
$4133 00 



73 



SELECTMEN. 



Amount brought forward. 

Paid Charles Currier, 1 year, 

J. B. Daniels, 2 
W. B. Patten, 1 
Isaac Whittemore, 1 
J, E. Bennett, 1 
Alplieus Bodwell, 1 
W. B. Koyes, 1 

Israel Webster, 
Jonathan Horn, 
Seth P. HiU, 
E. 0. Bryant, 
H. T. Wilson, 
John B. Fish, 
Charles Barrett, 
D. Farmer, Jr., 
S. J. Young, 
I. W. Farmer, 
L. B. Demick, 



$4133 06 



WAED CLERKS. 
Geo. P. Hunt, 1 year,. 



0. P. Warren, 1 

Geo. H. Gerry, I 

Ja's M. Nutt, 1 

A. A. Balch, 2 

J. H. Haynes, 2 

Geo. H. Chandler, 1 year, 

J. B. Hoyt, 1 year, 



and stationery. 



and stationery. 



5 00 


10 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


10 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


10 00 


5 00 


5 00 


5 GO 


5 00 


5 00 


10 00 


10 50 


5 00 


5 00 



105 00 



51 10 



.§4289 16 



Amount overdrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $187 32 



FEINTING AND STATIONERY. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 410 41 

Amount appropriated March, 185G,» 1000 00 

$1410_41 

Paid D. McColley, for stationery, 6 47 

Geo. Adams, for 40 Manchester Directories, 20 00 

Hersey & Tilton, for stationery, 2 72 

" " " books for poor children, 12 06 

Adams, Hildreth & Co., for printing, 25 00 

James 0. Adams, for printing, 12 00 

John H. Goodale, for printing 9 check lists, 54 00 
" " " " blanks and 

circulars, 18 75 

John H. Goodale, for printing and binding, 12 00 

John H. Goodale, for printing and adv'ng,. 83 52 

W. H. Fisk, for stationery, &c., 126 72 

Geo. H. Gerry, for stationery, 3 00 

Manchester post-office, for postage, 8 26 

E. Bartholomew, for advertising, 39 00 

Abbott & Warren, for printing 10th annual 

report , . , 224 50 

Abbott & Warren, for printing report of 

school committee, 175 34 

Abbott & Warren, for printing Mayor's ad- 
dress, 28 00 

Abbott & Warren, for printing and advert'g, 127 31 

J. B. Clarke, for printing and advertising, 152 50 

H. R. Chamberlin, for stationery, 1 50 

John B. Fish, for book, 38 

J. E. Bennett, for stationery, &c., 1 50 

F. H. Lyford,for stationery, pens, ink, &c., 6 17 
J. C.Abbott & Co., for printing notices, &c., 69 25 

J. M. Campbell, for advertising, 17 00 

M. D. L. Stevens, for printing 2 check lists, 12 00 

$1238 95 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 171 46 

$1410 41 



75 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 1897 94 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 4000 00 

" received for labor of city teams, 805 63 

" " " horse sold, 180 75 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid J. B. Daniels, for moving furniture and fit- 
ting Court Room, 24 65 

M. Ingham, for labor on water-works,. ... 1 50 

D. T. Norris, for damage to shed by fire,. • 20 00 

Morrison & Fling, for horse hire, 6 75 

D. & J. ^Marshal, for wood for Court Room, 3 25 
T. T. xVbbot, for expenses to Boston, &c., 

on city business 27 50 

Geo. A. French, cash paid for returns 70 

births, 3 50 

Geo. A. French, for recording returns 70 

births, ' 4 20 

Geo. A. French, for recording 50 marriages, 3 06 

" " expense to Boston, 3 50 

" " assistance in office, 1 00 

" " " on annual report, 5 00 
Sam'l Gamble, for attendance with Road 

Com., 8 26 

John S. Folsom, for labor on water-works, 

1855, 25 00 

F. Tenney, for board of Co. Com., ' 1 25 

•' " " supplies for Com. running line^ 5 00 

S. Upton, for preparing annual report,. ... 65 00 
Second Adv't Society for rent of hall for 

ward meetings, 33 00 

James Nutt, for horse hire and stationery,. 13 02 

Amount carried forward, S254 44 



$6884 32 



76 

Amount brought forward, $254 44 

Paid J. S. Elliot, for rent of room for ward m'ng, 16 00 

James O'Brien, for ^ day's work at fires,. . 50 

Wm. Fleming, " " " " " .. 50 

John Fleming, " " " " «' .. 50 

David Thomjjson, " " " " .. 50 

M. Burk, for | " " " .. T5 

M. Burk, for sawing wood, 1 50 

J. C. H. Vance, for rent of hall for court,. 230 00 

" " " rent of hall for ward 

meeting, 12 00 

B. F. Philbrick, for reward, 25 00 

C. E. CoUey, for brush, lampblack, &c.,.. 1 33 
C. H. Eastman, for wood for Court Room,. 14 50 
Hill & Cheney, for horse hire, 6 00 

" " " damage to sleigh, 15 00 

G. W. Adams, for oil, salt, &c. , 2 81 

John B. Varick, for tacks, 26 

C. E. Potter, for electrotypes of old town 
hall,&c., 8 00 

Cheney, Hill & Co., for carrying money,. . . 3 96 

F. A. Morse, for horse hire, &c., 5 00 

D. & D. J. Clark, for attorney's fees in sun- 
dry cases, 203 00 

Joel Taylor, for cash paid for 55 returns,. . 2 75 

" " " recording same, 3 30 

" " " " returns of 79 m'gs, 4 74 

James 0. Adams, for services as Cl'k prot., 2 00 

S. D. Lord, for attorney's fees, 1855 4 40 

Cross & Topliff, " " " 9 75 

E. N risk, for teaming furniture, 2 00 

N. R. Tirrell, " plank, 50 

C. M. Hubbard, for 1 doz. spittoons, 3 00 

Amherst Emery, for damage to horse, .... 12 00 

Morrison, Fitch & Stanley, for executions,. 70 29 
Tho's Corceran, for rent of hall for ward 

meetings, 20 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., for horse hire,. . . . 50 

Neal & Ilolbrook, for labor on Court Room, 3 00 

H. C. Hunton, for teaming chairs, &c.,. . . 1 00 

Kibby & Swan, for damage to sleigh,.... 4 85 

Amount carried forward, .<....,...,« $945 6S 



7T 

Amount BROtrcnT forward, $945 03 

Paid W .G. Brown, for posting regulations,. ... 1 50 

F. H. Lyford, for 303 returns, ]5 15 

" " " recording 325 returns,.. 19 50 
*' " " jug and 1 gal. ink, ex- 
press, &c., 2 33 

Gale & Harrington, for rent of hall for ward 

meeting, 10 00 

^tna Ins. Co., for insurance, 121 25 

S. D. Lord, for expenses of county comm'r, 71 32 

" " '' copy and expense on discon. 

of highway, 13 00 

J. E. Bennett, for expense to Concord, &c.,. 5 00 

Bartlctt & Farrar, for molasses hlid., 1854, 63 

Amoskeag Man'g Co., for 1 piece casting,. , 5 22 
J. Colbath & Co., for pipe and fixtures for 

Aqueduct, 318 36 

Man. Post-office, for postage, 5 37 

D. Farmer, for fitting up ward room 5 00 

S. S. Moulton, for labor around trees, 2 51 

G. W. Brooks, for labor on water- works,. . 23 63 
Hamilton Ins. Co., for Ins. on Amoskeag 

Falls Bridge, 100 00 

W. H. Kelley, for labor on aqueduct, 88 

Tho's Clifier, for labor on aqueduct, , . . 7 56 

J. Gannon, " " " " 7 83 

M. Murry, " '« " " 8 37 

D. Murphy, " " " " ... 7 56 

Wm. Hiley, " " " " 7 02 

D. Boner, " " " " .31 05 

J. Murphy, " " " " 7 02 

M. Mahoney," " " " 5 13 

J. McCarty, " " " " 4 86 

D. Kelley, «' " " " 5 40 

J.Brown, " " " " 12 42 

P. Foley, " " " «' ....... 7 02 

D. Mahoney, " '« " " ... 4 05 

J. Griffin, " " " " ....... 8 91 

City Team, " " " " .., 4 50 

E.W.Clark," " " '« 1 46 

J. S. Moulton, " " '« 7 02 

Amount carried forward, $1803 46 



7.8 

Amount brought forward, $1803 46 

Paid P. Shea for labor on aqueduct, 81 

M. Broderick, " " " 54 

J. O'Brien, " " " " ....... 54 

R. H. Hayden, " " " 2 62 

John Prindable, " " " 81 

O. Pixley, for labor on Court Room, 1 08 

D. Hagerty, " " " "...... 100 

A. Bunton, for labor on aqueduct,..,..... 6 75 

S. S. Moulton, " " " ... 150 

J. F. Andrews, for services as referee, 6 00 

M. Ingham, for labor at Park Hall, 1 50 

N. Herrick, for labor on Court Room, .... 4 00 

N. G. Ordway, for engrossing bills, 8 00 

F. S. Worthen, for reward, 25 00 

C. E. Potter, for 200 copies of History of 

Manchester, 500 00 

Jonathan Tenney, for Teachers' Institute,. 394 26 

J. N. Brace, for sign for Supt. Instruction, 2 00 

Wm. Holt, for damage to horse and waggon, 40 00 

John Twombly, for setting stone troughs . . 12 08 
County Commissioners, for expense and 

clerks" fees, 17 00 

J. L. Andrews, for surveying, 2 50 

David Hill for insurance, 21 00 

J. H. Wilkins for expense, 2 00 

H. R. Chamberlin for amount paid postage 

and express, 2 16 

C. Flynn for labor around trees, 1 50 

C H. Carpenter for expenses, 12 00 

Jos. B. Clark for expenses to Concord twice, 6 91 

Lampson & Harden for 2 stone troughs, &c. 101 49 

James Slade for survey for eewarage, 1800 00 

Ruel Walker for carrying chain, 32 24 

E. Knowlton for carrying chain, 35 00 

Abel Cotton for one horse, 150 00 

T. T. Chuchill for one horse, 140 00 

T. L. Churchill for 2 horses, 400 00 

T. L. Churchill for differences in horses.. . . 50 00 

Charles Smith for one black horse, 185 00 

Amount carried forward, $5770 75 



79 

Amount brought forward, $5770 75 

Paid J. S. Folsom for time and expense buying 

horses, 23 09 

Hall, Perkins & Moor for hay and oats,. ... 20 17 

J. G. Coult for 1305 lbs. hay, 11 74 

I). H. Parker for 2645 lbs. hay, 31 84 

A. AT. Sanborn for 1 gig wagon, 90 00 

I. W. Smith for insurance on horses, 9 50 

Geo. Varuey for shoeing horses, 8 90 

Benj. Currier for one horse cart, 75 00 

" " for repairs on wheels, 4 00 

A. Branch for harnesses, halters, &c. ... 91 27 

Varncy & Wilson for shoeing horses, ' 5 12 

G. D. Butrick for 1085 lbs. hay, 10 85 

City Liquor Agency, jug and rum for stable, 7 81 

G. W. Merriam for repairs on carts, 4 50 

City Farm for oats, straw and hay, 36 70 

A. McCrillis for 1 horse cart, 90 00 

J. Burnham for 4195 lbs hay, 49 24 

S. Hills for 1082 lbs. hay, . .^ 10 27 

A. H. Daniels, buckets, combs, brushes, &c. 12 85 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co. for hardware, .... 991 

G. W. Clark for 952 lbs. hay 9 58 

J. Abbott & Co. for oats, meal, &c., 232 88 

S. S. Moulton for grain chest, &c., 5 50 

H. Richards for 1172 lbs. hay, 12 38 

L. K. Brown for 2315 lbs. hay, 20 83 

0. Greeley for repairs of harnesses, &c. ... 8 21 

Hardy, Plumer & Co. for 7 lbs. lard, 70 

E. Richards for 932 lbs. hay, 8 92 

J. A. Ellis for 3 harnesses and repairs,. ... 42 50 

E. Wilson for blacksmithing, 5 49 

J. N. Heath for straw, 2 00 

Daniel Farmer for straw, 3 58 

6719 08 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 105 24 

$6884 32 



80 



INTEREST PAID. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 29 01 

Amount appropriated March, 1856,.. , .... 8000 00 

$ 8029 01 

EXPEJfDITrRES. 

Paid Manchester Bank, 255 15 

Amoskeag Bank, 108 58 

Merrimack River Bank, 60 17 

City Bank, 8 00 

S.W.Parsons, 5 77 

Geo. M. Flanders, 192 93 

J. H. Wilkins, 5 30 

Sophia W. Chandler, 17 00 

David Austin, 17 

Sarah W. Austin, 3 08 

C. H. Carpenter, 23 66 

Robt. Chase, 5G7 56 

Coupons on City Stock, 5865 00 



7118 37 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, .- 910 64 



CITY DEBT PAID. 



18029 01 



Amount appropriated March, 1856,. 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Geo. M. Flanders, 3189 00 

C. H. Carpenter, ,... 2500 00 

Robert Chase,. , 1500 00 

$7189 00 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 811 00 



$8000 00 



81 



CITY LIBRARY. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1856, 7 94 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 2500 00 

Amount overdrawn bj Barton & Co., 1 25 

$ 2509 19 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid F. B. Eaton, Librarian, 425 00 

F. B. Eaton for extra ^labor, postage, express 

bill, &c., 69 60 

J. B. Watson for labor on room, 11 37 

D. Clark & Co. for rent, 203 47 

J. B. Clarke for advertising, 1 00 

Adams, Hildreth & Co. for Farmer and Vis. 1 50 

Houghton & Smith for furniture, 39 10 

H. Jones for writing on books, 1 00 

Dudley & Parker for stoves, pipe, &c., .... 70 97 

Greeley & McElrath for Daily Tribune, 6 00 

C. R. Colley for painting, setting glass, &c. 8 53 

Barton & Co. for 4 yards matting, 2 50 

J. M. Campbell, Daily and Weekly Union, 6 00 

A. H. Daniels & Co. for hardware, 7 38 

H. G. Wilson for floor brush, 1 00 

Wm. Patten for rent of room, 1855, 123 01 

Man. Gas Light Co. for gas, 39 90 

Albion Barker for labor and material 62 10 

David Hill for insurance, 33 50 

F. W. Turner for Boston Daily Atlas, 8 00 

E. Bartholomew for Stars and Stripes, .... 1 25 

Baldwin & Co. for 198 book boxes, 46 00 

Kidder & Duncklee for 5 yds. velveteen,. . . 2 75 

S. N. Bell for freight and express bill, 13 67 

" " Daily Mirror, 3 00 

" " " Patriot, 25 

" " " Statesman, 25 

Amount carried forward, $1188 10 

6 



82 

Amount brought forward, $1188 10 

Paid Beaman for labor, 4 17 

Neal & Holbrook for carpenter work, 1 00 

J. H, Goodale for printing 500 circulars, . . 3 75 

J. H. Goodale for Manchester Democrat,. . 1 50 

E. P. Johnson & Co. for 51G8 lbs. coal, ... 21 71 

Manchester Post-office, for postage, 8 25 

Abbott & Warren, for American D. & W., 7 62 
" '' for printing 500 cata- 
logues, 100 00 

Abbott & Warren, for printing 400 covers, 10 00 

" " for printing tickets, &c., 8 75 

E. B. Beaman, for binding books, 25 81 

Clarke »fc Beaman, for binding 15 vol's pap's, 7 50 

H. W. Fisher, for labor on room, 10 83 

Robert Gilchrist, for 4 spittoons, 2 00 

J. N. Bruce, for 2 tin signs, 2 00 

L. B. Clough, for 2 days' services, 5 00 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., for iron pan,. . 3 75 

Hersej & Tilton, for stationery, 15 28 

F. L. Porter, for Journal and Traveler, .... 6 30 

W. H. Fisk, for 1 box pens, 75 

Trustees of Library, 1000 00 

$2434 07 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857,.- 75 12 



^2509 19 



83 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 185G, 1140 84 

Amount appropriated March, 1856, 1000 00 



$2140 84 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid C. H. Brown, trustee Mechanics' Lodge, .... 2 98 

C. T. Durgin, " " " 88 

O. P. Warner, " " " 3 57 

Charles Currier, over taxed, 1855, 4 38 

■ F. Adams, " " " 5 25 

H. F. Straw, " " " 4 38 

Buckminster & Straw, " " 5 25 

S.Mullen, " " 2 10 

J. A. Brigham," " " 12 19 

Wm. Mills, " " " 2 63 

Reuben Thorp, '> " " 194 

C. P. Clement, " " " 2 63 

R. N. Batchelder, taxes abated on list of 

1856, as follows : 

Peter S. Brown, overtaxed, 3 24 

C. H. Robey, 6 95 

Wm. Dorr 8 34 

B. F.Kimball, 9 73 

J. F. C. Hammond, 2 78 

D. Marsh, . 8 10 

D. L. Stevens, 2 78 

D. Spaulding, 4 33 

Mary Clock, , 6 95 

A. J. Chase, 8 34 

J. J. Demeritt, 4 86 

D. P. Hadley, 13 07 

J. Besse, 6 95 

D. M. Adams, 4 16 

Amount carried forward............. $138 70 



84 



Amount brought forward, $138 76 

B. Spofferd, 3 33 

S.M.Williams, 3 33 

Wm. Whitney, 3 33 

G. H. Dudley, 4 86 

B. K. Hoyt, 4 86 

W. F. Rogers, 4 86 

C. H. George, 7 64 

P. S. Brown, 11 12 

J. B. Hoit 11 12 

Weare Leavitt, 3 47 

B. W. Green, 3 47 

Geo. M. Harding, 11 12 

E. S. Peabody, 13 90 

0. Jackson, 5 55 

C. Gage, 4 86 

Otis Barton, 41 70 

A. D. Thurston 7 34 

S. H. Willard, 3 33 

Wm. C. Blodgett, 9 02 

Dr. Wells, 6 94 

Nancy P. Towns, 6 94 

S. S. Moulton, 2 08 

Geo. M. Taylor, 9 39 

Kidder & Duncklee, 15 29 

J. D. Patterson, 6 94 

Converse, Johnson «& Kimball, • 48 63 

G. W. Kimball, 1 23 

Albert Johnson, 3 33 

Non-resident owner unknown, lots No. 717, 

118,119, 11 11 

E. Hodgman, overtaxed, 22 23 

John Bennett, 3 33 

D . Farmer, Jr . , 3 70 

Geo. H. Colby, 5 16 

Winthrop Grant, 3 33 

C. Morrill, 12 37 

Stark Ray, IG 68 

J. H. Staples, 3 33 

Wm. McDonald, 11 12 

Isaac Lewis, 3 33 

Amount carried forward, ^493 43 



85 



Amount brought forward, $493 43 

J. P. Young, 6 31 

Owner unknown Lowell st. , 2 78 

" " Park " 15 29 

" " Myrtle " 3 47 

«' " " «' 3 47 

" "■ Prospect " 7 64 

" " Laurel " 4 86 

Rob't Wilson, overtaxed on 2 acres land,. . 6 43 

Wilson & Bell, on lots No. 3, 65 and 67,. . 10 42 

Owner unknown Walnut st., 1 53 

Bailey & Fogg, overtaxed on 7 acres land,. 11 11 

E. Knowlton, " " land at Hallsv. 139 

Joseph Gleason, " 4 77 

Wm. Buzzell, " 8 97 

S. Sleeper, " 2 96 

I. Buckminster, " 3 67 

E. Colter, 3 33 

T. Dunlap, 20 85 

A. D. Stanwood, 2 78 

H. F. Straw, 1 75 

D. Maxfield, 3 33 

John Tempieton 3 33 

N. G. Clark, 2 78 

Wm. Patten, 13 90 

Mrs. M. Sturtevant, 7 65 

Peter Mitchel, 15 

C. H. George, 3 82 

Tho's Booth, 5 56 

Susan F. Stevens, , . . . 18 45 

0. Proctor, 3 33 

E. Huntington, 6 25 

George Barstow, 12 50 

Moses Hill, 5 56 

Geo. H. Whitney, 1 39 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 



$711 21 
1529 63 



S2240 84 



86 



CLAIMS OP GOFFSTOWN AND BEDFORD. 



Amount appropriated March, 1856, $6000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Town of Bedford, 4689 61 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 1310 39 

$6000 00 



CITY LIQUOR AGENCY. 



Amount appropriated March, 1856, 2500 00 

Received of C. H Brown, ag't for sales, 4900 97 

$7400 97 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid C. H. Brown, agent for the purchase of li- 
quors, wines, spirits, &c., and for cash 
paid on debt of Agency previous to loss 

by fire, $6560 07 

Daniel Leach for money borrowed, 012 00 

Manchester Bank for old debt, 501 92 

$7673 99 
Amount overdrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 273 02 

$7673 99 



87 



VALLEY CEMETEUY. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1856, 845 G7 

Amount received for sale pf lots, 566 74 



$1412 41 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Levi H. Sleeper for 245 days labor, 306 25 

" •' for teaming and assistance, 27 92 

Geo Hunt for breaking paths, 10 00 

Wm. H. Fisk for Record Book, 8 50 

Wm. H. Fisk for Memorandum Book, 25 

Wm. H. Fisk for Record, Account books,&c. 8 25 

Abbott & "Warren, printing 200 blank deeds, ' 3 00 

Alexander Coulter for 25 days labor, 25 00 

Francis MoiBt for 8i days labor, 8 25 

Timothy Burk for 3i^ days labor, 3 50 

Chas. Smith for 2 days labor, 2 00 

C. S. Annis for 64^ days labor, 64 50 

J. G. Coult for trees, 100 00 

Varick, Storm & Co. for hardvrare and grass 

seed 5 18 

J. E. Bennett for coloring fence, 66 16 

J. B. Clarke for advertising sale of lots,. . . 1 50 

N'eal & Holbrook for 3 water yokes, 1 20 

$641 46 

Balance undravra Jan. 1, 1857, 770 95 

$1412 41 



CITY PEOPEETY. 



City Hall and lot at cost, V. . . 34115 00 

City Farm (200 acres) at cost and permanent 

improvements, 2032 00 

Stock, Tools, Furniture, Provisions, &c., at City 

Farm, 4982 24 

Engines, Houses and apparatus, as per Engi- 
neer's Report, 15334 00 

Reservoirs at cost, 5320 00 

Hearses, Houses, Tomb and New Cemetery, at 

cost, 4170 GO 

Court House Lot at cost, including interest,. . . . 8056 00 

Common Sovrers at cost, 19238 68 

Safe, Furniture and Gas Fixtures at City Hall, . 1203 00 

Street Lanterns, Posts, Pipes and Frames, 715 00 

Potters' Field and Cemetery, 1180 00 

Water Works, 1500 00 

Four Horses, 750 00 

Two Carts, Wagon, Harnesses and Tools, for 

highway work, 350 00 



$98945 92 
Cash in Treasury, $4611 21 



89 



DEBTS DUE THE CITY. 



Duo on list of K. Means, Collector of taxes, 1849, 2600 47 

From J. M. Rowell, Collector 1850, 856 10 

From D. L. Stevens, Collector 1851, 3260 75 

From Wm. Richardson, Collector, 1852,... 2725 95 $9449 27 

From H. G. Lowell, Collector 1853, 2705 16 

From 11. G. Lowell, Collector 1855, 5341 24 

From H. G. Lowell, Collector 1856, 5707 13 

From R. N. Batchelder, Collector 1857,. . . 26925 84 

40739 37 
From which deduct the sums paid by Collectors' 

notes, 1731 79 

^39007 58 

Note of H. G. Lowell, payable July 1 , 1857, 281 79 

" » » " Jan. 1, 1858, 1450 00 

1731 79 
From County of Hillsboro' for support of 

paupers, 208 48 

50397 12 
Whole amount of City property, and debts 

due the City, $153954 25 



90 



CITY DEBT, JANUAEY 1, 1857. 



Date of Notes. 


To whom payable. 


When Payable. 


Inst. unpaM, 
Jan. 1, 1857. 


Amount. 


.lulv U, 1851. 


J. A. Holmes. 


July 14, 1856. 


2:)1 68 


800 00 


Feb. 28, 1852. 


N. Hunt. 


Feb. 28, 1872. 


354 00 


3600 00 


Aug. 24, 1855. 


J. G. Eveleth. 


Aug. 24, 1856. 


178 56 


2200 00 


Auk. 17, 1855. 


Jesse GibsoD, 


Aug. 17, 1856. 


82 33 


1000 00 


July 1, 1847. 


Certificates of Stock. 


Ju y 1, 1857. 


675 00 


22500 00 


July 1, 1847. 




July 1, 1862. 


675 00 


22500 00 


July 1, 1847. 




July 1, 1867. 


630 00 


20000 00 


July 1, 1847. 




July 1, 1872. 


630|00 


20000 00 


July 1, 1854. 




July 1, 1874. 


600 00 


20000 00 


Jan. 1, 1856. 




Jan. 1, 1880. 


300 00 


10000 00 



$4356 57 



Actual debt, Jan. 1, 1857, 

Add interest unpaid, Jan. 1, 1857,. . . . 

Total debt and Interest, Jan. 1, 1857,. 



$122600 00 
.$122,600 00 
... $4,356 57 
.$126,956 57 



CITY DEBT, 

COMPARED WITH THAT OF LAST YEAR. 



("itj debt at the commencement of the last financial year, 

Feb. 1, 1856, amounted to $127,280 00 

It has been increased this year by City Stock sold 2500 00 

129,789 00 
The debt has been decreased the past year by payment of 

promissory Notes 7,189 00 

Actual debt Jan. 1. 1857, 122,600 00 

Interest due, 4,356 57 



91 



SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY. 



Dist. 



No. 1 
do. 2 
do. 2 
do. 2 
do. 2 
do- 2 
do 
do 
do 
do 



house and lot,. 



$200 GO 



do. do. Spring street, 9800 00 

do. do. Bridge do. , 1500 00 

do. do. Lowell do., G400 00 

do. do. Concord do., 1325 00 

do. do. Granite do., 500 00 

do. do. Merrimack do., 1800 00 

do. do. Park do., 8000 00 

do. do. Janesville do.,, 850 00 

do. do. Falls do,, 200 00 

New School House and Lot on Wilson Hill, 2000 00 

Lot on Franklin Street, G50 00 

Dist. No. 2, new house and lot, Manchester-st.,. . . 8000 00 
do. 2, new house and lot corner Union and 

Manchester streets, 10000 00 

do. 3, house and lot, 5000 00 



do. 4, 


do. 


do. 


do. 5, 


do. 


do. 


do. 6, 


do. 


do. 


do. 7, 


do. 


do. 


do. 8, 


do. 


do. 


do. 9, 


do. 


do. 


do, 10, 


do. 


do. 


do. 11, 


do. 


do. 



Total, 



400 00 




200 00 




200 00 




300 00 




500 00 




200 00 




1200 00 




200 GO 




$43925 


_00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



Auditor's Office, > 
City of Manchester, Dec. 31, 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. 

F. H. LYFORD, City Auditor. 



93 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



To his Honor the Mayor, and Aldermen of the City of 

Manchester : 

Gentlemen : — I herewith submit to you, in compliance with the duty 
imposed on me by the Revised Ordinances, the followinp; report of the 
condition of the Fire Department, witli an appraisal of all the property 
belonging to the same. 

ENGINE CO. NO. 1. 

HOUSE ON TINE ST. 

E. G. Woodman, Foreman. 

C. H. G. Foss, Assistant. 

J. S. GiLMORE, Clerk and Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

House and land, $1125 00 

Engine and hose-carriage, 1060 00 

600 ft. leading hose, (good,) 

100" " " (ordinary,)... 

125" " " (unfit for use,) 

4 lengths of suction hose, 

24 spanners and belts, 

8 hosemen's suits, 

2 pipes and nozzle, , 

8 pair overalls, $10.00— Strumpets, $12.50, 

2 stoves and pipes, 

1 hammer, 1 saw, and 1 bar, 

6 torches, 

4 spanners and 1 wrench, 

1 signal, 

1 whiffletree,, tin cans and pails, 

1 boiler, $3.00—1 pump, $2.00, 

1 screw, $2.00 — 1 shovel, 50 cts., 

14 settees, , . 

1 table and chairs, 

Gas fixtures, 

$3132 03 



550 00 


40 00 


12 00 


50 00 


10 00 


60 00 


35 00 


22 50 


24 00 


2 25 


12 00 


3 00 


10 00 


6 00 


5 00 


2 50 


35 00 


10 00 


57 78 



94 



ENGINE CO. NO. 2. 

HOUSE IN MACHINE-SnOP YARD. 

Sam'l G. Langley, Foreman. 
J. C. RiCKER, Assistant. 
Wm. Parker, Clerh. 
E. G. W. Bartlett, Treasurei-. 

ENGINE CO., 50 MEN ; HOSE CO., 26 MEN. 

300 ft. leading hose, $300 00 

100" " " (unfit for use,) 10 00 

3 fire hats, 12 00 

8 hosemen's caps, 32 00 

10 " suits, 16 00 

80 badges, 5 00 

10 jackets, 30 00 

5 torches, ] 7 50 

12 hosemen's belts, 6 00 

1 iron bar, 1 00 

2 trumpets, 10 00 

4 life ropes, 1 00 

1 stove and pipe, 20 00 

10 settees 40 00 

9 chairs, 3 00 

4 oiSce-chairs, 4 00 

1 table, 4 00 

2 whiflletrees, 3 00 



ENGINE CO. NO. 3. 

HOUSE IN STARK YARD. 

M. 0. Pearsons, Foreman. 
Sam'l Thompson. Assistant. 
Tho's Wilson, Clerk. 
M. N. Young, Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

300 ft. leading hose, (good,) $300 00 

150" " " (ordinary,) 75 00 

8 fire caps, 24 00 

1 signal, 12 00 

2 trumpets, 10 00 

1 stove and pipe, 24 00 

Amount carried forward, $445 00 



$514 50 



95 



Amount brocght forward, $445 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 25 00 

3 chairs, 1 50 

1 table, 3 50 

12 office-chairs, 10 00 

7 settees, 2G 00 



$511 00 



ENGINE CO. NO. 4. 

HOUSE ON CHESTNUT ST. 

Sidney Shitu,^ Foreman. 

Leonard Bunton, Assistant. 
Wm. E. Moore, Clerk. 
Henry Foster, Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

House and land, $1100 00 

Engine and hose-carriage, 1050 00 

600 ft. leading hose, (good,) 550 00 

50 " " " (ordinary,) 25 00 

100" " " (unfit for use.) 10 00 

25 "suction " 50 00 

Extra pipe and nozzle, 15 00 

Oil-cans and vice, 3 00 

1 pump 1 00 

50 badges and keys, 10 00 

1 lantern and 2 lamps, 4 00 

9 hosemen's suits, 74 00 

1 signal lantern, 14 00 

2 trumpets, 10 00 

Belts and spanners, G 00 

1 pump, 3 00 

1 shovel, 50 

2 stoves and pipes, 20 00 

5 torches, 12 00 

7 life-ropes, 3 00 

10 settees, 24 00 

1 pair -whiffletrces, 5 00 

Gas fixtures, 41 55 



$3031 05 



96 



ENGINE CO. NO. 5. 

HOUSE ON MANCHESTER ST. 

B. C. Kendall, Foreman. 
S. P. Austin, Assistant. 
II. M. Merrill, Clerk. 
D. R, Prescott, Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

House and land, $1200 00 

Engine and hose-carriage, • 975 00 

750 ft. leading hose, (good,) COO GO 

100 " " " (ordinary,) 50 00 

50 " " " (unfit for use,) 6 00 

25 "'suction " 60 00 

2 stoves and pipes, 20 00 

6 torches, 12 00 

1 signal, 12 00 

1 boiler and oil-cans, 3 75 

1 pail, 25 

24 spanners and belts, 14 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 60 00 

60 badges, 15 00 

2 locks, $2.00—60 keys, §10.00, 12 00 

2 shovels, $1.00—1 iron bar, $1.00 2 00 

7 life ropes, 3 50 

1 desk and 9 chairs, 9 00 

Branch pipe, 6 00 

2 pair couplings, 6 00 

Fixtures in hall, 35 00 

Gas fixtures, 61 37 



$3161 87 



ENGINE CO. NO. 6. 

HOUSE IN MANCHESTER-MILLS YARD. 

J. E. Walch, Foreman. 

Alfred Watson, Assistant. 

Wm. M. Kelley, Clerk and Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

300 feet leading hose, (good,) $240 00 

50 " " " (ordinary,) 2100 

14 office-chairs, 16 00 

Amount carried forward, $277 00 



d7 



Amount brought forward, $277 00 

4 torches, 12 00 

1 signal, 10 00 

7 settees, 25 00 

8 chairs, 5 00 

1 table, 3 00 

1 trumpet, 4 00 

1 stove and pipe, 20 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 56 00 

2 whiffletrees, 6 00 

1 lantern, 50 



$418 50 



ENGINE CO. NO. 7. 



HOUSE ON MAIN ST., PISCATAQUOG. 

A. C. Wallace, Foreman. 
Wm. Boyd, Assistant. 
John Moulton, Clerk. 
J. B. Watson, Treasurer. 

50 MEN. 

House, $1025 00 

Engine and hose-carriage, 1250 00 

500 ft. leading hose, 400 00 

25 "suction " 50 00 

4 torches, $15.00—2 trumpets, $8.00, 23 00 

1 signal, 15 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 64 00 

2 stoves and pipes, 20 00 

1 boiler and pail, 1 50 

1 jug and oil-can, 2 25 

1 watering-pot and duster, 1 00 

1 jacket, 1 50 

1 shovel and dipper, 2 00 

12 spanners, 7 00 

1 wrench and hammer, 1 75 

6 life-ropes, 2 25 

1 rope, 2 00 

1 tackle, 1 75 

1 table, 8 00 

Amount carried forward, $2878 00 

7 



98 



Amount brought forward, $2878 00 

7 chairs, 10 00 

6 settees, 24 00 

65 keys, 9 30 

2 whiffletrees, 3 75 

60 badges, 16 00 

Gas fixtures, 30 70 



HOOK AND LADDER CO. NO. 1. 

HOUSE ON MANCHESTER ST. 

John L. Bradford, Forc7nan. 
F. A. Senter, Assistant. 
H. W. Savory, Clerk. 
H. "W. Savory, Treasurer. 

45 MEN. 

House and land, $950 00 

Carriage, 160 00 

Signal, 18 00 

Torches and trumpet, . . , 12 00 

45 badges, 6 00 

525 ft. ladders, 100 25 

4 large and 3 small hooks, 38 00 

Axes and shovels, 3 00 

2 hayforks and 2 buckets, 3 50 

2 stoves and pipes, 12 00 

9 settees, 15 00 

Ropes, 25 00 



$2971 75 



$1342 75 



AMOSKEAG HOSE AND HYDRANT CO. NO. 1. 

house in amoskeag-new-mills yard. 

Charles Barrett, Foreman. 

Wm. Cooper, Assistant. 

Charles Roby, Clerk and Treasurer. 

40 men. 

1 signal, $12 00 

4 torches, 8 00 

1 table, 12 00 

6 office-chairs, 8 50 

10 scettees, 43 20 

1 stove and pipe, 20 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 49 00 

$152 70 



99 



ENGINEERS. 

20 badges, $13 00 

6 trumpets, 25 00 

10 coats, 50 00 

Signal, 10 00 



$98 00 



RECAPITULATION. 

Engine Co. No. 1, $3132 03 

" " 2. 514 50 

" " 3, 511 00 

«« " " 4, 3031 05 

" " " 5, 3161 87 

" " " G, 418 50 

" " 7, 2971 75 

Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 , 1342 75 

Hose and Hydrant " " 1, 152 70 

Engineers, 98 00 



$15334 12 



The Department has been called out by alarms and fires the past 
year 31 times, viz : 

Feb 1, May, 1, Sept., 3, 

March, 1, July, 8, Oct., 4. 

April, 6, Aug., 4, Nov., 3. 

FIRES. 

Feb'y 5, 1856, Patten's building on Elm 

St. , $75000 00 

April 11, " "Wilson's house and soap 

factory, 2500 00 

" 19, " A moskeag -New-Mills boil- 
er-house, slight, 

July 5, " Smyth's and Reed's build- 
ings, on and in rear of 

Vine St., 2000; 00- 

" " " Gen. Riddle's house, Sq'og, 500 00 
«* 12, " Noah Clark's vrooden bl'k, 
corner of Union and 
Manchester sts., and two 



100 

other houses on Manches- 
ter St. , with out-building8 

to same, 5000 00 

" 20, " Kidder's barn rear of Kid- 
der's store, slight, 

" 30, " Mrs. Nancy Kimball's house 

Central St., 400 00 

<• 31, " J. Mitchel's stable and hall 

Manchester st. , 1500 00 

Aug. 24, " Wood house at depot, slight. 

Sept. 3, " Property on and between 
Concord and Lowell-sts,, 
belonging to Wilson & 
Cheney, Wm. Patten, Of- 

fut and others, 10000 00 

'« 5 " Building rear of Temperance 

House, slight. 

Oct. 23, " Goodwin's barn rear Vine-st. slight. 
" 23, " C. Abrams' Saloon, Elm-st. slight. 

u 25, •' " " " " slight. 

" 29. " Back-st. rear of temperance 

House, slight. 

Nov. 20, '' Wiggin's Store, Elm-st., . .. slight. 
" 20, " Streaton's House, Janesville, slight. 

^' 30, " RoundHouseof M. & L. R.R. slight. 
A large portion of the above losses were covered by insurance. 
A Committee of the Board of Engineers consisting of R. D. Mooers 
and 0. Hardy, examined a short time since, the various buildings 
throughout the city, to ascertain whether the Rules and Regulations of 
the department were properly observed. 
Whole number of dwellings, stores, offices and shops, 2591 

" " Stoves, &c., 4551 

'k " Furnaces, 52 

" " Steam Engines, 9 

Of these, 449 stoves and pipes were found in an unsafe condition, and 
the owners and occupants were duly notified of the same. 

In closing this report, it gives me pleasure to say, the Department 
was never better diciplined than now. Each Company has the requi- 
site number of men allowed by law, who are prompt and efficient in the 
discharge of their duties as Firemen. The utmost harmony, so far as I 
knew, exists among the dififerent branches of the Department, which 
co-operate together so effectually at fires, as usually to subdue them at 



101 

once. This fact has been so marked on many occasions, as to elicit 
praise from those who have had occasion to witness their labors. 

Considering the arduous labors of the Department the past year, 
which have been augmented by the large number of false alarms of 
fire — and considering the increase ef the expenses of the Department 
from year to year, from the same cause, — permit me to suggest for your 
consideration, whether its present efficiency may not be retained, the 
firemen be as satisfactorily remunerated, and the expenses, possibly, be 
somewhat reduced, by changing the mode of paying the firemen, so as 
to pay them wholly by the year — instead of, as now, in part by the 
hour. 

The impression has very generally prevailed among our citizens, that 
there are some persons — young and inconsiderate — connected with the 
Department, who, get up, not a few of these false alarms for the pur- 
pose of increasing their gains. It will readily be perceived that one 
such a member has it in his power to call out the whole Department at 
any moment, and subject the city to expense. To obviate this evil, if 
it really exists — and to render justice to the ninety-nine hundredth high 
minded and efficient firemen who make up the Department, and would 
frown upon the perpetrator of such an act as readily as any member of 
your honorable Board — I would recommend that each fireman be paid 

dollars per year, one half semi annually, for his services — the same 

being duly awarded by the Board of Engineers, and approved by the 
Mayor and Aldermen. 

In conclusion, permit me to say that the duties of my office, as Chief, 
have been rendered less arduous from the marked efficiency of the Assis- 
tant Engineers, with whom it has been my pleasure and privilege to la- 
bor so harmoniously, the past year. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

JOHN H. MAYNARD, Chief Engineer. 
Dec. 31, 1856. 



102 



THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 

TRUSTEES OF THE CITY LIBRARY. 



To the City Council of the City of Manchester : — 

In compliance with Article first of the ninth Section of the Rules and 
Regulations of the Manchester City Library, the Trustees ask leave to 
make their third Annual Report — in connection -with which is presented 
that of the Librarian and Treasurer. 

The circumstances of the past year have render;3d the duties of the 
Board somewhat novel, if not difficult. Since the Special Report of Feb. 
8th, the Library has been re-established, and all its affairs set in motion 
anew. 

Nothing coiild so well have shown the deep hold it had upon the 
public favor, as the universal regret insj)ired by its destruction. 

As soon after the fire as possible, the books in the hands of readers 
were called in at the School Committee Room, and boxed up, until some 
proper place should be found. 

By the courtesy of the Young Men's Christian Association, our pa- 
pers and periodicals were offered a place in its Rooms in Smyth's Block, 
for the time being. With the use of the old Catalogue, and the aid of 
David Hill, Esq., former Librarian of the Atheneum, a schedule of the 
books lost, and the value of each, was made out and forwarded to ^t- 
na Ins. Co., and at such time as their regulations permitted, the amount 
of insurance was received. The manner of its disposition will be seen 
from the annexed Reports. 

Although the loss to the community is of a nature that can never 
be fully repaired ; yet the Trustees would express the hope that the 
present selection, made as it was from the Catalogues of the largest es- 
tablishments in the country, will be found as well, if not better, adapted 
to the popular tastes and requirements. 

After much inquiry and search, the Trustees concluded to locate the Li- 
brary and reading room in the Merchants' Exchange. These rooms, 
though pleasant, were yet too inconvenient of access, and too small for 
the increasing needs of the Library. The number of readers, while it 
has not reached that of the old Library, is rapidly and steadily ap- 
proaching it. 



103 

Not the least perplexing duty of the Trustees has been to select the 
four thousand volumes now in the Library ; and the best part of a 
month's time, such as could be snatched from other employments, was 
devoted to that purpose. The first invoice of books arrived on the 15th 
of April, and the whole were not received until the 3d of October. 

With the necessary assistance, the Librarian was enal)led to cover, 
number and catalogue the books under his care. A new catalogue has 
been printed, containing an alphabetical list of authors, with their 
works classified according to subjects. 

The Trustees believe that for the sum expended, the increase of the 
Library cannot fail to prove satisfactory to the public for whom they 
hold it in trust. 

The building, now nearly completed by Col. William Patten, on the 
location heretofore occupied by the Library, being well adapted to such 
purpose, the Library and Reading Room were removed thither on the 
1st of January, 1857. The rooms are pleasant, easy of access, and suf- 
ficiently large to meet our probable wants for some years. 

It is perhaps needless at this time, to argue the utility of this Insti- 
tution, but the Trustees confidently believe that no equal sum of the 
city expenditure has been so well applied, or produced so useful a re- 
turn. 

Its influence on the young, and its facilities for affording information 
and instruction to all classes, is unsurpassed by any agency of its cost. 
While the Board would not advise anything to interfere with the most 
rigid economy in city affairs, they would remind the government that 
numerous and unavoidable expenses are still required to meet wants al- 
ready unprovided for, in furnishing proper shelf room, in preparing and 
printing supplementary catalogues, one of which will soon be required; 
and in providing the Librarian with proper facilities for the discharge 
of his duties. 

The Board have procured the insurance of the Library for one year 
for twenty-five hundred dollars, in the iEtna Insurance Co., and are of 
opinion that an appropriation equal to that of last year, will meet the 
wants of the coming year. 

T. T. ABBOT, President. 

S. N. Bell, Clerk, pro tern. 



104 



TREASUEEE'S EEPORT. 



To the Board of Trustees of the City Library : — 

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

1856. Dr. 

Feb'y 1, To balance on hand as per last report, $336 77 

April 26, To cash of ^tna Ins. Co. , 2500 00 

June 2, To cash of F. B. Eaton for fines, 15 62 

Aug. 8, To cash of City Treasurer, 100 00 

Aug. 8, To cash of Eaton for catalogues, 6 00 

Sep. 16, To cash of Eaton for catalogues, .... 5 00 

Sep. 22, To cash of City Treasurer, 130 00 

Oct. 3, To cash of City Treasurer, 160 00 

Nov. 9, To cash of Eaton for catalogues, 7 00 

Dec. 31, To cash of City Treasurer, 610 00 

$3870 39 



1856. Cr. 

June 20, By cash paid Hersey & Tilton for peri- 
odicals, $29 46 

Dec. 20, " " " " " 29 86 
June 16, By cash paid E. B. Beaman for bind- 
ing periodicals, 6 26 

Sep. 18, " " " " " 8 18 
Nov. 24, By cash paid Clarke & Beaman for 

binding periodicals, 6 21 

FOR BOOKS. 

Feb. 4, By cash paid S. D. Bell, 3 50 

May 20, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 475 11 

By cash paid Burnham Bros., 831 57 

May 20, By cash paid C. E. Potter, 30 00 

By cash paid Burnham Bros., 498 11 

June 2, By cash paid F. B. Eaton, 6 00 

By cash paid Burnham Bros., 117 85 

Amount carried forward, $2042 11 



105 

Amount brought forward, $2042 11 

June 16, By cash paid Thos. White, 20 00 

June 20, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 291 94 

By cash paid S. D. Bell, 10 00 

June 28, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 328 64 

July 26, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 138 87 

Aug. 8, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 106 12 

Sept. 22, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 104 38 

Oct. 3, By cash paid Burnham Bros., 15 75 

By cash paid Burnham Bros., 144 11 

Dec. 31, By cash to balance, 668 47 



$3870 39 



The expenditures for Incidental Expenses of the Library for the year 
ending January 1, 1857, the items of which appear at large in the An- 
nual Report of the City, are as follows : — 

Newspapers, 41 67 

Rent, 326 48 

Postage, 8 25 

Fuel, 21 71 

Gas, 39 90 

Insurance, 33 50 

Librarian's salary, 444 85 

Binding books, 33 31 

Furniture, 103 07 

Printing, 122 50 

Incidentals, 98 58 

Fitting up rooms, 99 00 

$1432 82 

1857. 

Jan. 1, Balance in the City Treasury, 75 12 

$1507 94 

The liabilities chargeable to th#City Library are — 

Newspapers, 17 14 

Gas, 5 GO 

Postage, 2 45 

Furniture, 16 25 

$41 44 



106 

RECAPITULATION OF LIABILITIES AND EXPENSES TO 

JANUARY 1, 1857. 

Amount of appropriation, $2507 94 

Cash paid Incidental Expenses, $1432 82 

Orders of Trustees for Books, .■ . . . 1000 00 

Cash to balance, 75 12 

$ 2507 94 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. N. BELL, Treasurer 

of Trustees to City Library. 
January 1, 1857. 

We have examined the above report and find the same correct, and 
properly vouched. 

T. T. ABBOT, ) Com. on Accounts 
J. S. FOLSOM, \ of City Library. 

January 5, 1857. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



Auditor's Office, 
City of Manchester, Jan. 1, 1857. 
I hereby certify that I have examined the several items of Receipts 
and Expenditures embraced in the foregoing Report of the Trustees of the 
City Library, and find the same correctly cast and properly vouched. 

F. H. LYFORD, City Auditor. 
In Board of Common Council, Jan. 5, 1857, 
Read, accepted, and ordered to be printed. 

E. M. TOPLIFF, Clerk. 
In Board of Aldermen, Jan. 5, 1857, 
Read, accepted, and ordered to be printed, in concurrence. 

F. H. LYFORD, City Clerk. 



107 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



Gentlemen of the Board of Trustees :- — 

In compliance with your request, the Librarian would present his 
third annual Report on the condition of the Library. 

The whole number of persons who have complied with the regula- 
tions for taking books since July 22, is eight hundred thirty-one, (831) 
eleven of whom have made deposits, and the remainder furnished the 
guaranties required. In one hundred and thirty days (130) during 
which the Library has been open, eight thousand eight hundred and for- 
ty-seven (88-47) books have been taken — an average of sixty-five (G5) a 
day — which, considering the peculiar excitements of the time, is quite 
as large a number as was to be exjDected, and the same as that of last 
year. 

The whole number of books now in the Library, as appears from the 
record, is four thousand and ninety-one. (4091) Five. of this num- 
ber appear at this time to be missing and uncharged. 

The amount received for fines and sale of catalogues, is thirty-three 
dollars and sixty-two cents. ($33 62) 

The Lilirarian has caused the Library and Furniture to be removed 
according to your dix'ections. 

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

J. O. Adams, Esq., 
G. H. Hubbard, M. D., 
Hon. James Bell, 



Hon. M. W. Tappan, 
Hon. S. D. Bell, 



Daniel Clark, Esq., 
Hon. Moody Currier, 

Jona. Tenney, Esq., 
Rev. W. L. Gage, 

Ed. Capen, Esq. 



City Library Rooms, Jan. 5, 1857. 

F. B. EATON, Librarian. 



108 

CITY FARM AND ALMS-HOUSE REPORT. 



To his Honor the Mayor, and City Council: — 

Assistance has been rendered during the past year to 324 individuals. 
Of these 34 were paupers off the Farm, belonging to the city, and 11 
were paupers belonging to other places in the State. 279 were county 
paupers. Of this number, 36 males and 47 females — in all 83 — were 
carried to the county alms-house. 5 city paupers off the farm, and 16 
county paupers, have died in this city ; and three of those carried to 
the county farm have died there. Only one death has occun-ed at the 
city alms-house, and that a pauper belonging to Dover, N. II. 

The whole number of city paupers boarded at the alms-house during 
any part of the year, was 26. 



INVENTORY OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AT CITY FARM AND 
ALMS-HOUSE, DEC. 23, 1856. 

2 yoke of oxen, $210 and $200, 410 00 

1 fat ox, 100 00 

1 three year old bull, 45 00 

1 one year old bull, 25 00 

6 cows, a $45, 270 00 

2 two year old heifers, a $30, 60 00 

1 pair three year old steers, 75 00 

1 three year old steer, 30 00 

1 two year old steer, 30 00 

2 two year old heifers, a $25, 50 00 

2 one year old heifers, $18, 36 00 

2925 lbs. live pork, a 10c, 292 50 

795 lbs. shoats, a 9c, 71 55 

15 hens, $3,75; 6 turkeys, $6, 9 75 

2 horses, 375 00 

25 tons 1st quality English hay, a $18, 450 00 

20 tons English hay, a $14, 280 00 

2 tons 2nd crop clover, a $15, 30 00 

3 tons meadow hay, a $9, 27 00 

6 tons corn fodder, 51 00 

li tons oat straw, $15, ^ ton rye straw, $6, 21 00 

Amount carried forward, $2738 80 



109 

Amount brought forward, $2738 80 

126 bushelsoats, a 50c, 63 00 

397 bushels corn, $428,76; 3 pecks pop corn, 75c, 429 51 

14 bushels rye, $10,38; 300 bushels potatoes, $210, 226 38 

12 bushels beans, $24; U bushel peas, $3 27 00 

5 bushel beets, $2,50; 3 bushels carrots, $1, 3 50 

6 barrels vinegar, and lot casks, 36 00 

100 lbs. pork, $13; 17 lbs. lard, $2,89, 15 89 

4 barrels soap and 7 bbls., $23; 10 lbs. tallow, $1, 24 00 

17 empty cider barrels, $17; 00 flour bbls. $10, 27 00 

400 heads cabbage, a 5c, 20 00 

1 single wagon, 70 00 

1 night wagon and apparatus, 75 00 

1 horse cart. $20; 1 ox cart, $70, 90 00 

2 hay racks and 4 spires, $24; 2 cart bodies, $27, 51 00 

1 single sleigh, $25; 6 ox sleds, $75, 100 00 

3 plows, and all other farming tools, 265 26 

3 single and 1 double harness, and 2 buffalo robes, 112 50 

Horse blankets, circingles, halters and baskets, 13 00 

1 calfskin, bells, 13 meat barrels, 1 cask lime, 17 00 

4000 feet lumber, $04 ; shingle, 75 cts.; brick, $3, 67 75 

600 lbs. nails, $24; salt, $2; iron axles, $12; oilcan, $1^, 39 50 

Lot groceries on hand, 35 15 

17 beds, bedding and other household furniture, 360 00 

1 ton old iron, 50 00 

Blocks and chains, fetters and handcuffs, 25 50 

$4982 24 



BOARD, CLOTHING, &C., FURNISHED. 

554 weeks' board of city paupers at Farm, .... 969 50 
Clothing furnished " " " " 

" " Griffin family, 13 in number. 

Provisions " " " after leaving f 'm , 

Board and clothing furnished County paupers at 

Farm , 

2 weeks' board of witnesses for Police Court,. . 
Cash due City Farm from different persons, .... 

$1311 39 



150 00 


75 00 


20 00 


59 89 


5 00 


32 00 



110 

PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS. 

Expense digging and stoning well,aqueduct,&c.. 508 50 

Painting barn, 168 20 

Finishing store room, 20 00 

65 loads night manure, 295 00 

400 loads street manure, 400 00 

Clearning 5 acres new land, 30 00 

New sink and drains, 15 00 

Setting ornamental trees, 20 00 

Cash paid for grafting, 12 00 

Building 126 feet faced wall,. 94 50 

Grating windows, 9 29 



$1572 49 



Work done off the Farm, $144 00 



CITY FARM IN ACCOUNT CURRENT WITH THE CITY OF 

MANCHESTER, FROM FEB. 1, 1850, TO JAN. 1, 1857. 

Dr. 

To personal property on hand Feb. 1, 1856, $4676 67 

Expenditures the current year, 3137 58 

Interest on $13460,00, cost of Farm, &c., 807 60 

Interest on $4000, permanent improvements, 240 00 

Amount due Superintendent, 172 52 

Amount manure on hand, 600 00 

$9634 37 

Cr. 

By amount of Personal Property, (see inventory), $4982 24 

Board, clothing, &c., furnished as per bill, 1311 39 

Improvements charged as permanent, as per bill, 1552 57 

Labor done off the Farm, 144 QO 

Amount against Farm to balance, 1644 17 

$9634 37 

SAMPSON CLATUR, 1 ' " 

JACOB PEAVY, Overseers 

E. G. WOODMAN", > of 

D. B. NELSON, I hi Poor. 

S. S. MOULTON, J 

In Board of Aldermen, Jan. 5, 1857. 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed. 

F. H. LYFORD, City Clerk. 
In Common Council, Jan. 5, 1857. 
Read, accepted, and ordered to be printed in concurrence. 

E. M. TOPLIFF, Clerk. 



Ill 



REPORT OF LIQUOR AGENT. 



To His Honor the Mayor and Board of Aldermen : — 

Gentlemen : — I would respectfully submit the following report of 

the receipts and expenditures of the Liquor Agency to Jan, 1, 1857. 

Dr. 
Received of the Treasurer, $5G72 03 

Bills payable, the drafts of which are in the 
hands of the Treasurer, and charged to the 
appropriation, 888 04 

Two notes paid by the Treasurer and charged io 

the appropriation, 1113 92 

$7673 99 

Cr. 

Paid to the Treasurer, 4900 97 

[Nine hundred and thirty-nine dollars of the 
above was paid for debts contracted previ- 
ous to the fire, Feb. 5, 1856.] 

Two notes paid by the Treasurer, 1113 92 

[One of the above notes amounting to $501 92 
was paid for old debts, making in all paid 
for old debts, $1440 92.] 
Drafts in the hands of the Treasurer, and carg- 

ed to the appropriation, 888 04 

Amount of stock on hand, 760 00 

Amount of cash on hand, 110 24 

$7773 17 

RECAPITULATION. 

Amount drawn from the Treasury, 6785 95 

Amount charged to the appropriation, and not 

drawn by the Agent, 888 04 

7673 99 



Profits of the Agency, $99 13 

C. H. BROWN, Agent. 



112 



VALUATION, TAXES, &C. 



Year. 


Valuation. 


Taxes. | 


No. of polls. 1 


Poll Tax. 


1838 


$555,270 00 


$2,235 49 


244 


$1 66 


1939 


604,903 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 


1,053 


2 60 


1844 


1,873,286 00 


13,584 72 


1,053 


2 25 


1845 


2,544,780 00 


19,246 27 


1,561 


2 30 


1846 


3,187,726 00 


22,005 95 


1,808 


2 10 


1847 


4,488,550 00 


24,963 54 


2,056 


1 68 


1848 


4,664,957 00 


39,712 53 


2,638 


2 58 


1849 


5,500,049 92 


44,979 92 


2,518 


2 47 


1850 


5,832,080 00 


48,974 23 


2,820 


2 37 


1851 


6,906,462 00 


51,798 47 


2,910 


2 25 


1852 


6,795.682 00 


54,379 45 


2,745 


1 92 


1853 


6,995,528 00 


61,545 81 


2.907 


1 82 


1854 


8,237,617 00 


62,022 44 


2,814 


1 80 


1855 


8,883,248 00 


71,952 09 


3,725 


1 94 


1856 


9,244,062 00 


114,214 08 


3,760 


2 96 



INDEX. 



Abatement of taxes, 83 

Aim-house report, 108 

Commons, 49 

City Police, 66 

City Hall, Offices and Stores, . .69 

City Officers, 71 

City Liquor Agency, 86 

City Debt paid, 80 

City Debt, 90 

City Library, 81 

" «' Trustees' Report, 102 

City Farm and Paupers, 10 

City Property 88 

Debts due the city, 89 

Engineer's Report, 93 

Financial Committee's Report, . . 7 
Fire Department, 55 



Goffstown & Bedford, claims of, 86 

Highways and Bridges, 20 

Highways, new, 33 

Interest paid, 80 

Incidental Expenses, 75 

Lighting Streets, 64 

Liquor agent's report, Ill 

Militia, 65 

Printing and Stationery, ..... .74 

Reservoirs, 53 

Schools, 37 

School District property, 91 

Sewers and Drains, 50 

Treasurers Report 3 

Valley Cemetery, 87 

Valuation of Property, &c.,..112 



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