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

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THE 



TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 



EECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF MANCHESTER, 



FOR THE 



FISCAL YEAR ENDING JAN. 1, 



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




MANCHESTER, N. H : 
STEAM PRESS OF GOOD ALE & FARNSWORTII, 

NO. 71 MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE. 

1858. 



NEW HA!V[fiSltTit£ 



CTflTF I iRRflRV _ 



THE 



TWELFTH ANNUAL KEPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITUEES 



CITY OF MANCHESTER, 



FISCAL TEAK, ENDING JAN. 1, 



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




MANCHESTER, N. H: 

STEAM PRESS OF GOODALE & FARNSWORTH, 

NO. 71 MEECHANTS' EXCHANGE. 

1858. 



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CITY OF MANCHESTEK. 



In Board of Common Cofncii. 
AN ORDER authorizing the printing of the Ttvelfth 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 Twelfth Annual Report of the Receipts and Ex- 
penditures of the City of Manchester, including the Report of the 
Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, of the OTcrseer of the Poor, 
and the Committee on City Farm, to be printed for the use of the in- 
habitants of said City, and that the expense thereof be charged to the 
appropriations for Printing and Stationery. 

In Common Council, Jan. 4, 1858. 

Passed, E. M. TOPLIFF, President. 

In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Jan. 4, 1858. 

Passed , J . F. JAMES , Mayor . 

t 
A true copy, attest, F. H. LYFORD, City Cuerk. 



ACCOUNT 

OP 

H. R. GHAMBERLIN, CITY TREASURER, 

FROM 

JANUARY 1st, 1857, TO JANUARY 1st, 1858. 



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Dr. Ciiy of Manchester, in account current, from Jan. 1st, 1857, 

To unpaid drafts, Jan. 1, 1856, $11818 46 

City Farm, 1338 22 

Paupers off the Farm, 1128 66 

County Paupers 2314 92 

Hij!;hways and Bridges, District No. 1, 413 48 

Dist. No. 2, 3169 21 Dist. No. 7, 370 63 3539 84 

" " 3, 385 30 " " 8, 201 75 587 05 

" '• 4, 220 83 •' " 9. 210 55 431 38 

" " 5, 221 52 " " 10, 651 16 872 68 

" " 6, 203 05 " " 11, 557 58 760 63 

New Highways, 1741 64 

AiHoskeao; Falls Bridge, 74 00 

Granite Bridge, 284 03 

School District, No. 1, 147 62 

Dist. No. 2, 15972 41 Dist. No. 7, 233 00 16205 41 

" " 3, 386 48 " «' 8, 187 83 574 31 

" " 4, 256 91 «' " 9, 162 88 43^9 79 

" " 5, 247 59 " " 10, 605 23 852 82 

" " 6, 140 45 '< «« 11, 420 55 561 00 

New School House, Dist. No. 2, (F. Street, 6500 00) 7305 72 

New School House, Dist. No. 9, 400 00 

New School House, Dist. No. 10, 745 00 

School House Lot, Dist. No. 2, 836 75 

Repairs of School Hous'^s, Dist. No. 2, 1897 55 

City Library, 2073 70 

Commons, 518 00 

Valley Cemetery, 499 21 

Sewers and Drains, 466 02 

Reservoirs, 423 9G 

Fire Department, 8937 63 

Lighting Streets, 1570 03 

Militia, 225 00 

City Police 5849 93 

City Hall Building, 2463 04 

City Officers, 4390 63 

Printino and Stationery, 1090 04 

Incidental Expenses 2916 59 

Interest Paid (coupons, 6960 00), 7612 49 

City Debt Paid, 23000 00 

Abatement of Taxes, 543 77 

City Liquor x\gency, 87 50 

City Teams, 532 00 

Temporary Loan 10372 14 

$128822 64 

To cish in the Treasury, Jan. 1, 1858 6363 76 

$135186 40 



to Jan. 1st, 1858, ivith Henri/ R. Chamlerlin, Cily Treasurer. Cr. 

By Cash in the Treasury, Jan. 1, 1857, $4811 21 

City Stock created July 1, 1857, 22500 00 

Temporary Loan, 10234 25 

R. N. Batchelder, Taxes, 1857, 55650 00 

R. N. Batchelder, Taxes. 1856, 18875 00 

State Treasurer, Literary Fund,. 106420 

State Treasurer, Railroad Tax, 1782 32 

County of Hillsborough, support of Paupers, 2141 47 

Rents of City Hall and Stores, 2260 25 

City Liquor Agrency, 1333 67 

J. S. Kidder, Notes 1451 07 

City Marshal, Costs and Fines of P. Court, and S. J. 

Court, 2156 50 

J. F. James, Stock so'd from City Farm, 1116 86 

M. Currier, Valley Cemetery, 861 28 

City Teams 631 13 

B. W. Hardy, Produce sold from City Farm, 371 97 

H. G. Lowell, Note, 28] 79 

H. G. Lowell, Note, ($1450 00) 115 91 

F. H. Lyford, License to enter Sewers, 114 30 

J. F. James, Circus License, 100 00 

Other Towns, Support of Paupers, 312 63 

J. F. James, nine tons Hay from City Farm, 135 00 

South City Scales, 133 57 

F. H. Lyford, License of Music Hall, 32 00 

F. H. Lyford, License of water to Raymond & French, 16 00 

North City Scales, 23 71 

J. F. James, Grass sold from Commons, 61 75 

Charles Clough, Grass sold from Commons, 1855,. . . 23 37 

0. Barton & Co., overdrawn on City Farm 20 40 

Baldwin & Co., " " 15 48 

Z.Wright, " «' 3 00 

S. S. James, " New Highways, 2 00 

J. L. Kelley, old hose sold, 8 15 

S. S. MouUon. from F. Parker, died at C. Farm, 4 75 

J. F. James, Plank sold, 1 48 

E. W. Brigham, one copy History of Manchester,. . . 2 00 

B. W. Hardy, Fines of Prisoners at City Farm, 34 71 

City Marshal, Dog Licenses, ; 63 00 

J. F. James and J. Spear, articles from City Farm,. . 42 11 

J. Spear, Grass sold from Commons, 15 50 

J. F. James, use of Court Room 1 50 

Unpaid bills Jan. 1, 1858, ' 6581 11 



$135186 40 



HENRY R. CHAMBERLIN, Treasurer. 
Manchester, Jan. 1, 1858. 



CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



January 1, 1858. 
Thb undersigned, Committee on Finance, in pursuance of the 
fourteenth section of chapter three, of the Revised Ordinances, cer- 
tify that we have examined the within account of Henry R. Cham- 
berlin, City Treasurer, and find the same correctly cast, and all 
payments and expenditures therein charged against the City proper- 
ly vouched. 

We find that there has been received into the Treasury during the 
year ending Jan. 1st, 1858, including the balance on hand Jan. 
1st, 1857, the sum of $128605 29, and that there has been paid, 
from the Treasury during the same time, the sum of $122241 53 
leaving in the Treasury Jan. 1st, 1858, the balance of $6363 76 
in cash. 

AMOS W. SARGENT, ^ 
J. F. JAMES, Committee 

M. CURRIER, V on 

T. W. LITTLE, Finance. 

B. F. MARTIN, 

In Board of Common Council, Jan. 4, 1858. 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed. 

A. B. Shattuck, Clerk. 
In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Jan. 4, 1858. 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed in concurrence. 

F. H. Lyford, City Clerk. 



REPORT 



COMMITTEE' ON FINANCE. 



The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, in conformity with 
the provisions of the City Charter and Revised Ordinances, submit 
to the City Council their Annual Report of the Receipts and Ex- 
penditures of year ending January, 1st, 1858, with a particular ac- 
count of each appropriation, together with a statement in detail of 
the expenditures of each department, accompanied by a schedule of 
the property, real and personal, belonging to the city, and the valu- 
ation thereof, and amount of the city debt ; from which it will be 
observed that there is a balance of $16,362.36 unexpended of 
the annual appropriations of last year. If we add to this amount 
$3,812.26 of debts contracted prior to January 6th, 1857, and 
which have been paid the past year, there would remain unexpended 
from all the appropriations, $20,174.62, There is but a small 
amount of outstanding bills unpaid at the present time, that were 
contracted the past year. 

It is plainly evident to your committee that the several depart- 
ments of expenditures have been made with prudence and economy, 
and with an honest intention of promoting the public good, 

AMOS W. SARGENT, 
J. F. JAMES, 
T. W. LITTLE, 
M, CURRIER, 
B. F, MARTIN, 



Committee 

on 

Finance. 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES. 



The Appropriations made by the City Council for the financial 
year ending Dec. 31st, 1857, with the unexpended balance of the 
previous year, the transfers from one appropriation to another, to- 
gether with the expenditures in detail under each appropriation, and 
the unexpended balances. 

Note. — In the following pages the amounts marked thua (*) were 
contracted previous to Jan. Oth, 1857. 

COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Amount received from County of Hills- 
borough, $2141 47 

Due from County, Jan. 1st, 1858, 381 93 

$2523 40 

COUNTY PAUPER EXPENDITURES. 

Paid O. W. Adams, $138 37 

C. H. Eastman, 122 92 

S. D. Farrar, 288 82 

L. H. Sleeper, . 83 02 

D. C. Smith, 13 00 

J. Peavey, 19 42 

J. T. Wilson & Co., 26 89 

W. E. Eastman & Son 118 10 

E. Parmenter, 175 18 

G W.Thayer 10 85 

Ricker & Godfrey, 105 04 

T. A. & A. J. Lane, 12 32 

C. H. Brown, 7 85 

• J. C.Hill, 6 50 

J. R. Hanson, 59 06 

Amount carried forward, $1137 34 



9 

Amount brought forward, $1137 84 

W. Chase, 3 00 

N. H. Asylum for Insane, 157 14 

D. C.Gould, 27 65 

K. E. Walcott, 15 00 

J. A. Perrj, 39 25 

S. McMullen, 1 00 

E. W. 13righam, 10 86 

J. B. Hall, 43 56 

S. Bunton, 5 25 

D. L. Willey & Co., 37 50 

L. H. Whitney 10 17 

T.T.Abbot, 4 00 

J. Plumer jr. & Co., 1 75 

Straw & Currier, 123 88 

E. Ferren, 9 17 

M. McManahan, 28 42 

T. G. Simpson, 10 25 

Spencer & Son, 12 

S. Gould, 4 50 

Hill& Swain, 15 00 

Polly Bly, 8 90 

A. Ft Crane, 2 50 

Kidder & Duncklee, 17 00 

J. M. Hawks, 1 58 

Ira Barr & Co. 13 30 

J. H. Goodale, 3 00 

Noah Clark, 1 00 

Eowley, Page & Co., 23 00 

S. R. Gove, 95 

L. W. Eastman, 2 47 

C.N.Stevens, 1100 

Jane Blanchard, , 6 50 

S. P.Austin, 1 75 

Garland & Hall, 33 74 

I.W.Farmer, 31 72 

Hartshorn & Tufts, 2 00 

M.Campbell, 4 19 

City of Manchester, 29 78 

L. H. Colburn, 18 32 

G.W. Currier, 60 

M. G. J. Tewksbury, 4 07 

D. T. Norris, 1 00 

E. McQueston, 48 03 

Amount carried forward, $1951 21 



10 

Amount brought forward $1951 21 

J. L. Kelly 8 50 

J.F.James,. 13 15 

B, Hodge, 4 12 

D.B.Kibby, 2 00 

W. D. Buck, 14 75 

H. R. Chamberlin, 7 46 

M.N.Young, 1150 

B. P. Runnells, 10 32 

S. S. MoultoD, 32 87 

B. B. Quimbj, 1 25 

Mrs. S. Pherson, 8 00 

J.R.Foster, 168 

J. Horn, 1 25 

James & Dodge, , 1 25 

A. McCrillis, 6 75 

C. H. Sargent, 1 75 

C. H Jones, 3 00 

H.Holmes, 10 00 

C.W. Colby, 6 75 

S. N. Gould, 4 68 

A. C. Wallace, 1 75 

Moses Knowlton, 1 00 

Mary E. Lord 8 91 

D. Lyons, -5 00 

A. Fairbanks, 29 00 

J. S. Folsom, 37 44 

J. H. Moore, 55 04 

T. S. Montgomery & Co., 8 61 

Nancy Putney, 3 00 

Charles Clough, 3 00 

J.T. Bond, 25 

Fisher & Cram, 6 00 

C, W. Adams, 5 71 

S. te. Richardson, 99 

Geo. Chamberlin, 75 

E. Y. Farrar, 3 00 

Geo. H. True 5 50 

A. Bodwell, 18 34 

Dr. C. Provencher, 5 00 

Wm. Shepherd, 2 00 

A. F. Perry, .....* 3 12 

City Liquor Agency, 2 25 

Weeks & Brown, 3 91 

Amount carried forward, $2311 81 



11 



Amount brought forward, S2311 81 

J.Rowley&Cc, 19 

F.H.Ellsworth 1 75 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., 117 

$2314 92 
Balance due from County, Jan. 1,1857,. 208 48 



Uf amount received from County of Hills- 
borough, $2141 47 

Balance due from County, Jan. 1, 1858,.. 381 93 



$2523 40 



$2523 40 



-*$140 24 



PAUPERS OFF FARM. 
Amount appropriated May, 1857, $2500 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid S. D. Farrar, for Groceries, 85 06 

G. W. Adams, do 57 77 

Hardy & Parker, do 35 00 

D. C. Smith, do 10 00 

W. E. Eastman & Son,do 32 74 

E. Ferren, for dry goods, 3 29 

C. H. Eastman, for wood, 32 50 

G. W. Weeks, for boots, 2 12 

L. H. Sleeper, for team to London- 
derry, 1 50 

Mrs. L. H. Dakin, for board of L. 

H. Dakin, 59 25 

City Liquor Agency, for liquors, .... 2 20 

E. Parmenter, for wood. 27 00 

N. H. Asylum, board of E. J. Garvin, 118 03 

D. M. Lamprey, for wood, 5 25 

E. W. Brigham, for groceries, 27 37 

J. T. Wilson & Co., for wood, 7 00 

S. W. Crockett, for board of M. J. 

Bishop, 11 30 

Fairbanks & Farnum, for meat, 63 

William Shepherd, horse-hire, 75 

J. A. Perry, for medicine, 117 

Amount carried forward, $519 93 



$2500 00 



12 

Amount brought forward, $519 93 

L. L. Prescott, for board and care of 

A. S. Gilman, 36 00 

Sumner Beard, for wood, 5 75 

Straw & Currier, for coflBns, grave 

clothes, &c., 105 43 

D. C. Gould, for tickets, 2 25 

Spencer & Son, for groceries, 1 53 

A. Bodwell, money paid out, 2 50 

Houghton & Smith, for one mattress, 1 75 

Thomas Emerson, for provisons,. ... 3 46 

Ricker & Godfrey, for groceries, . , . . 37 01 

L. H. Whitney, for shoes, 1 00 

D. Simons, for nursing poor, 5 00 

Town of GoflFstown for notice, 2 25 

Williby Colby, for nursing and board 

of Mrs. Brown, 21 00 

J. F. James, for cash paid for D. 

Ames 1145 

G. B. McQueston, for groceries and 

provisions for Griffin tamily, 43 36 

N. Corning, for board ef Ezra Com- 
ing, 99 50 

S. Bunton, for prof, services to A. S. 

Gilman, 17 25 

S. Bunton, for do., to Miss Petten- 

gill, 75 

J osiah Crosby, for do. to John Davis 1100 

Josiah Crosby, for do. to M. Griffin,. 12 00 

R. B. Hall, for board and nursing 

poor, 7 50 

S. S Moulton, for cash paid for tick- 
ets, 10 77 

S. S. Moulton, for cash paid for D. 

Ames, 24 53 

S. S Moulton, for time and expenses 

to Meredith and Dunbarton 4 25 

S. S, Moulton, for cash paid for A. 

French 6 00 

W. D. Buck, for professional services 

to Mrs. Brown, 5 00 

Wilson, Cheney & Co., for horse-hire 2 00 
C. H. Brown, for cash paid for nurs- 
ing G. W. Wilson, 1 25 

Amount carried forward, $1001 47 



13 

Amount brought forward. , $1001 47 

C. H. Brown, for cash paid for sua- 

dries for G. W. Wells, 9 38 

C. H. Brown, for cash paid for Mrs. 

G. W. Wells, 8 15 

J. Peavey, coaches to funeral, 3 00 

J. C. Head, for groceries, 4 87 

J. C. Hill, for wood, 2 75 

James & Dodge, for horse-hire. . .. 1 00 
M. N. Young, for preparing corpse of 

Mrs. Berry, 100 

J. H. Moore, for wood, 27 00 

J. M. Webster, for liquor for Griffin, 1 46 
J. M. Webster, for wood, &c., for 

Griffin, 4 47 

A, H. Glines, for moving goods for 

Mrs. Wells, ■ 1 34 

G. C lough, for wood for Griffin, .... 6 7.5 

A. McCrillis, for wood, 150 

J. S. Folsom, for groceries, 7 19 

Clark & Kimball, for shoes, 170 

Hoyt & Robinson, for do., 1 62 

E. Y. Farrar, for chothing, 87 

T. A. & A. J. Lane, for groceries,.. 14 00 

T. S. Montgomery & Co., . 6 74 

Josiah Goodwin, for wood and sawing 12 40 
Mary J. Ames, for support of D. 

Ames 10 00 



$1128 66 
Balanceundrawn, Jan. 1st 1858, .. 1371 34 



-^$76 99 



CITY FARM. 

Balance undrawn, Jan. 1st, 1857, $145 SO 

Appropriated May 6th, 1857, 2000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

L. H. Sleeper for team, 50 

D. B. Nelson, do 100 

Morrison & Fling, do., 1 25 

Amount carried forward, S2 75 



$2500 00 



$2145 80 



14 

Amount brought forward, $2 75 

Ann S. McCann, for labor, 28 00 

J. B. McCrillis, for blacksmithing, . . 4 19 

Baldwin & Co,, for lumber, 38 84 

G. W. Stuart, services as superinten- 

dent,1856 175 00 

G. W. Stuart, for cash paid out, .... 2 28 

Geo. A. Barnes, for robes, 18 50 

Straw & Currier, for coffin, &c,, for 

Mr. Parker, 8 00 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., hardware,.. 57 42 

Caleb Gage, for blacksmithing, 22 63 

Chas. Bunton, for do., 37 71 

J. C. Head, for groceries and meat,. 20 92 

S. S. Moulton, making report , &c.,.. 11 23 

S. S. Moulton, for labor at Farm,.. . 7 75 

John Bartlett, for do., 2 00 

A. G Tucker, for medicine, 2 34 

J ohn Houston, for blacksmithing .... 150 

J. S. Shepard, for meat 7 56 

Zadoc Wright, for labor, 77 07 

Leeds, Smith & Co., for groceries,.. 27 27 

M. G. Ordway, for fish, 2 03 

Isaac Butterfield, for veterinary ser- 
vices, 3 00 

G. W. Weeks, for boots and shoes, . . 4 55 

F. Wilson, for meat, 19 16 

O. Barton & Co., for dry goods,. . . 49 56 

R. Gilchrist, for crockery, 16 1 1 

J. D. Bean, for furniture and table 

ware, 40 34 

G. W. Adams, for groceries, 2 22 

J. Abbott & Co., for flour, meal, &c., 94 73 

S. D. Farrar, for groceries, 21 86 

A. C. Wallace, for window blinds,. . . 10 21 

W. S. Palmer, for masonry,, 14 25 

CoUey & Kelly, for paint and brush, 3 68 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for hardware,. 2 25 
0. Greeley, for repairs of harnesses, 

&c 4 72 

D. Butterfield, for one yoke oxen,... 190 00 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for tin ware, .... 15 34 

Kidder & Dunklee, for groceries,.. . 73 25 

Howard Judkins, for labor, 25 38 

Amoukt carried forward, $1445 50 



15 

Amount brought forward, $1445 50 

W. E. Eastman & Son, for groceries, 53 82 

E. Ferren, for dry goods, 4 07 

Gr. W. Thayer, for boots and shoes,.. 13 86 
C. M. Hubbard & Co., for stove, 

hardware, &c 12 52 

B. W. Hardy, for cash paid for sun- 
dries, 9 37 

B. W Hardy, for pasturing cattle, 

&c 19 10 

Mitchell & Questrom, for shoes,. ... 3 24 

C. H, Brown, for alcohol, 56 

Robert Scott, for fish, 1 94 

J. S. Holt, for soap, 8 50 

Woodbury & Ireland, for blacksmith- 

ing, 2 83 

E. Hartshorn, for bread, 3 25 

Gilman & Stratton, for pumpwork,.. 4 25 
H. S. Whitney, for repairs on pumps 

and pipes, 1855, 9 09 

H. S. Whitney, for do. do. 1857, 1 25 
J. Plumraer, jr. & Co., for Canada 

grey, 4 47 

A. W. Sanborn, for repairs on wag- 
on, 1 87 

S. C. Merrill, for 40 lbs. copperas,.. 1 60 

W. A. Putney, for dry goods, 4 00 

T. L. Southwick, for labor, 2 62 

a. W. Charaberlin, do 3 75 

Gr. W. Brooks, for tin ware, &c.,.. .. 4 22 

J. A. Perry, lor medicine, 1 79 

J. B. Ireland & Co., for blacksmithing, 2 34 

Bun ton & Reynolds, do. 6 82 

Wm. White & Co., for dry goods,... 3 54 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for pump, 2 00 

J. L. Bradford, for labor on barn,.. , 3 50 

H. M. Bailey, for tin ware, 1856,... 2 55 



$1338 22 
Balance undrawn, Jan. 1, 1858, 807 58 



$2145 8« 



*$205 96 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



DISTRICT NO. 1. 

Balance undrawn, Jan'y 1st, 1857, $ 102 17 

Amount appropriated May, 6th, 1857... 400 00 

$502 17 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for labor, as per Surveyor's pay-roll 

for June, S96 62 

Do., do., do., for July,.... 182 24 

Do., do., do., for November, 115 38 

A. Walker & Co., for stone 8 00 

G. W. Dustin, for powder, 1 25 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., for hardware, 1 35 

A. C. Wallace, for plank, 8 64 

$413 48 
Balance undrawn, Jan'y 1st, 1858, 88 69 

$502 17 



17 
HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 2. 



Balance undrawn, Jan'y 1st, 1857, $123 27 

Amount appropriated. May 6th, 1857... . 3200 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for labor, as per pay-roll for Jan- 
uary, 1857, $139 35 

Do. do. do. for February do.,. 82 20 

Do. do. do. for March, do.,.. 55 92 

Do. do. do. for April, do.,... 9(5 01 

Do. do. do. for May, do., 304 43 

Do. do. do. for June, do., .. . 351 03 

Do. do. do. for July, do., . . . . 409 91 

Do. do. do. for August, do.,.. 472 81 

Do. do. do. for September, do. 307 04 

Do. do. do. for October, do.,. 267 26 

Do. do. do. for November do., 77 46 

Do. do. do. for December do., 63 57 

F. Kimball, for snowing Amoskeag 

Bridge, 14 00 

M. D. Stokes for stone, 222 82 

Varick, Storm & Co., for hardware, 1 73 

J. B. Varick & Co., for do., 2 32 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., for do.,. ... 13 52 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for do , 123 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., for tinware 57 

Lampson & INIarden, for stone posts,. 1 50 

M. Ingham, for watering streets,1856, 200 00 

Charles Bunton, for blacksmithing, . 11 01 

A, McCrillis, for do., . . - 8 75 

Bunton & Reynolds, for do., 14 32 

G. W. Merriam, for do., 50 

Amoskeag M'fg Co., for plank, ... 3 86 

Amoskeag M'fg Co., for castings,.. . 11 14 

Gay & Barker, for brick, 91 

W. T. Locke, for posts, 2 66 

E. G. Haynes, for masonry, 1 00 

Colley & Kelly, for painting bridge, 14 52 

A. C. Wallace for plank, 15 86 



$3169 21 
Balance undrawn, Jan. 1, 1858, 154 06 



-^301 28 
2 



$3323 27 



$3323 27 



18 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 3, 



Ealance undrawn Jan'j 1st, 1857, $77 06 

Amount appropriated, May, 6th, 400 00 



$477 06 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid as per pay-roll for labor, for February 

1857, 26 42 

Do, do. do. for April, do , . . . 19 08 

Do, do, do. for June, do.,... 79 71 

Do. do. do. for September, do. 223 18 

Do. do. do. for December, do. 15 67 

Caleb Gage, for blacksmithing, ..... 4 89 

J. T. P. Hunt, for coal ciadera 9 00 

A. Smith & Son, for lumber, 2 18 

C. K, Tucker, for lumber, posts, and 

spikes, 5 17 

$385 30 

Balance undrawn Juji'y 1st, 1858, 91 76 

, _ $477 06 



19 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 4. 



Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1857, $182 64 

Amount appropriated, May 6th, 1857,.. 125 00 

$307 64 

EXrENDITURTS, 

Paid for labor, as per pay-roll, for Feb- 
ruary, 1857, 150 43 

Do. do. do. for October, do.,. 62 86 

Do. do. do. for November, do. 59 58 

Do. do. do. for December, do. 45 87 

J. B. Varick & Co , for hardware, . . 90 

Yarick, Storm & Co., for do., 1 19 

$220 83 

Balance undrawn, Jan'j 1st, 1858, 86 8] 

__ $307 64 

*$110 01 =:=:-: 



20 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 5. 



Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1857, $31 00 

Amount appropriated, May 6th, 1857, . . . 200 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for labor, as per pay-roll for Febru- 
ary, 1857, $39 43 

Do. do. do. for May, do., ... . 12 50 

Do. do. do. for June, do., . . . . 71 94 

Do. do. do. for September, do. 79 12 

Do. do. do. for December, do. 3 00 

J. Nutt, for gravel, 6 76 

J. & E. S. Harvey, for plank, 7 83 

Caleb Gage, for blacksmithing, 94 



$281 00 



$221 52 
Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 185 8, 9 48 



$231 00 



21 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 6. 



Balance undrawn Jan. Ist, 1857, $34 48 

Amount appropriated May 6th, 1857,.. . 200 00 

$234 48 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for labor, as per pay-roll, for Janu- 
ary, 1857, $33 97 

Do. do. do. for February, do., 8 48 

Do. do. do. for July, do.,. .. . 58 00 

Do. do. do. for September, do. 102 60 

$203 05 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1,1858,.. 31 43 

$234 48 

Ho 00 



22 



HIGHWAY AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 7. 



Balance undrawn, Jan'y 1st,, 1857, $28 56 

Amount appropriated, May 6th, 1857,.. 300 00 

Amount transferred from reserved fund, . . 50 00 



$378 56 



EXPENDITUKIS. 

Paid for labor, as per pay-roll for Janu- 
ary, 1857, $49 25 

Do. do. do. for February, do,, 11 37 

Do. do, do, for April, do,,... 27 05 

Do, do. do. for June, do,,, .. , 47 31 

Do. do. do. for July, do,,. .. . 76 39 

Do. do. do. for September, do. 95 24 

Do. do. do. for November, do. 64 02 

$370 63 

Balance undrawn, Jan'y 1st, 1858, 7 93 



$378 56 



23 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 8. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1st, 1857, $S1 78 

Amount appropriated May 6tk, 1857,.. . 250 00 



$287 78 



BXPENDITUPvES, 



Paid for labor, as per pay-roll for Febru- 
ary, 1857, $43 45 

Do. do. do. for -June, do.,. .. 127 65 

Do. do. do. for December, do. 30 65 



$201 75 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858,.. 86 03 



$287 78 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 9. 



Balance undrawn Jan, 1st, 1857, $2123 

Amount appropriated May 6th, 1857,... 200 00 



S221 23 



EXPENDITURES. 



Paid for labor, as per pay-roll for April, 

1857, $32 00 

Do. do. do. for June, do 70 00 

Do. do. do. for November, do. 81 75 

Gilman Clough & Co., for plank, ... 26 80 



$210 55 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858,.. 10 68 



$221 23 



24 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 10. 



Amount appropriated May 6tli, 1857,.. . $600 00 
Amount transferred from reserved fund, . . 70 00 



^|I0 55 



EXPENDITURES. 

Amount overdrawn, 1856, $10 55 

Paid pay-roll for labor, January, 1857, .. . 36 37 

Do. do. do. for February, do., 47 00 

Do. do. do. for March, do., 15 77 

Do. do. do. for April, do., 36 50 

Do. do. do. for June, do., 181 22 

Do. do, do. for July, do., 43 50 

Do. do. do. for August, do., 153 48 

Do. do. do. for September do., 59 25 

Do. do. do. for October, do.. 41 91 

Do. do, do. for November do., 22 65 

Do. do. do. for December do., 13 51 



$661 71 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1. 1858, 8 29 



$670 00 



$670 00 



25 
HIGnWAYS AND BRIDGES, DISTRICT NO. 11. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $35 08 

Amount appropriated May G, 1S57 500 00 

Amount transferred from reserved fund, . . 30 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid pay-roll for labor February, 1857,.. $55 62 

Do. do. do. for April, do., 17 50 

Do. do. do. for June, do., 242 54 

Do. do. do. for September do., 109 42 

Do. do. do. for October, do., 10 27 

Do. do. do. for December do., 17 48 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., hard ware, 9 82 

S. Austin, for black smithing, 2 57 

D. Farmer, for lumber, 92 36 



$557 58 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 7 50 



$5G5 08 



$565 08 



Of the amount appropriated for Highways 
and Bridges for the year 1857, there 
was reserved as a fund for contingencies 
the sum of $625 00 

Of the above amount there has been trans- 
ferred to Highways and Bridges in Dis- 
trict No. 7, 

To Highways and Bridges, Dist. No. 10, 

Do. do. do. do. 11, 

To the appropriation for City Officers,.. 



Leaving a balance unappropriated of 



$50 


00 




70 


00 




30 


00 




100 00 




$250 00 




375 


00 


$625 00 



26 



NEW HIGHWAYS. 



Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, ^$2000 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Amount overdrawn J an. 1, 1 857, 

Paid pay-roll for labor for October, 1857, 

Do. do. do. for November do.. 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., hard ware,. 

Varick, Storm & Co., for hard ware,. 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for hard ware,. 

S. S. James, for horse hire, 

Charles Bunton, for blacksmithing,.. 

Stark Mills, for use of horse cart, . . . 

F. Smyth, for building Weston road, 

J. W. Mitchell, do. Hay ward do., 

F. Smyth, land damage Weston do,, 



Gilman Riddle, do. 

Henry Clough, do. 

A. Hodgman, do. 

Moore & Calef, do. 
Hibbard Slovens, do. 

Nath'l Baker, do. 

J. B. Chase, do. 



do. do., 

do. do., 

do. do., 
Hay ward do., 

do. do., 

do. do., 

do. do., 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 



$245 59 

119 95 

86 10 

10 

6 92 

57 

00 

90 



4 
7 

16 00 

730 00 

124 10 

106 00 

50 00 

55 50 

36 00 
216 00 

37 50 
75 00 
70 00 

$1987 23 
12 77 



$2000 00 



$2000 00 



27 
AMOSKEAG FALLS BRIDGE. 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $65 31 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid E. W. Brigham, for lamps and fluid, 

D. Crowell, for lighting bridge, 

Do. for repairs on bridge, . . . 

D. C. Smith, for fluid 

A. C. Wallace, for plank, 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., nails, 

Amount overdrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 



88 


75 


26 50 


5 


00 


15 


50 


14 


25 


4 


00 


$74 


GO 


$s 


69 



GRANITE BRIDGE. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid pay-roll for labor for October, 1857, 

A. C. Wallace, for plank, 

E. Clement, for surveying, 

S. B. Kidder, for surveying, 

Benjamin Hall, for plank, 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., hard ware,. 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for lobor and 

stock, 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 



$65 31 



55 31 



$3 66 
300 GO 


i303 66 


$45 59 
160 36 

3 00 
1 00 

62 94 

4 85 


6 29 




8284 03 
19 63 


$303 66 





SCHOOLS. 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1. 

Ealance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $63 26 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, 175 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

G. D. Moore, $64 50 

Mary E. Ireland, 63 00 

Garland & Hall, for wood, 4 54 

Jona. E. Kimball, do., 10 00 

N. Preston, for repairs, 1 83 

S. S. James, for horse hire 1 25 

James & Dodge, do. 2 50 



$238 26 



$147 62 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 90 64 

$238 26 



^$6 37 



29 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1st, 1857, $2686 32 

Amount appropriated May 6th, 1857,.. . 15115 00 



$17801 32 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION and CARE op ROOMS. 

As per pay-roll for February, 1857, . . $3474 29 

Do. do. do. for May, do., 341104 

Do. do. do. for July, do 2307 27 

Do. do. do. for November, . . . 3423 73 

Susan Huzzey, 4 50 

M.A.Webster, 9 50 

Elizabeth Patten, 39 27 

H. M. Kinsley, 23 83 

W. H. Ward, 47 00 

JuliaA. Lull, 1190 

B. A. Ambrose, 5 95 

J. 0. Adams, 33 00 

C. Aldrich, for care of room, 12 00 

Zelotes Place, for cleaning room,,. . 1 00 

Ellen Page, care of room, 1 75 

J. P. Newell, for washing win- 
dows 1 75 

Paid for COAL, WOOD and CARE of FURNACES, 

E. P. Johnson & Co., for coal, $757 70 

C. H. Eastman, for wood, 40 50 

Baldwin & Co., for wood, 9 00 

Garland & Hall, for do., 19 00 

John H. Proctor, for do., 20 00 

W. S. Comey, for charcoal, 56 31 

S. P. Austin, for moving wood, 4 00 

E. Corey for sawing 40 cords of wood 36 00 
W. A. Webster for care of furna- 
ces, 34 00 

Jesse Whittemore for do., 65 25 

JereBly, for do., 16 00 

S. C. Coult, for building fires, 15 17 

Amount carried forward, ...... 



$12807 78 



$1072 93 
$13880 71 



30 

Amount brougqt forward, $13880 71 

Paid for FURNITURE, &c., 

James Whicher for brooms, 48 00 

W. A. Putney, for velvet, &c 1 50 

F. a. Todd, for two chairs, 1 00 

E. Ferren, for velvet. &c 19 62 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for stoves, &c.,, . 120 69 

Houghton & Smith, for settees, &c.,. 25 36 

0. Barton & Co., for carpets, &c., .. 5 36 

W. G-. Hoyt, for furniture, 18 62 

Thos. Dunlap, for clocks, 22 50 

E. Ross, for six wood-boxes, 8 00 

S. G. Sylvester, for furniture, 30 50 

R. Gilchrist for crockery 74 

301 89 

Paid for PRINTING and ADVERTISING. 

E. Bartholomew, 2 00 

J. B. Clarke, 25 00 

Goodale & Farnsworth, 25 "^5 

Fisk & Gage, 4 50 

C. F. Livingston, 2 25 

Worthington, Flanders & Guild, 1 88 

C. 0. Rogers, 3 63 

J. C. Merriam, 1 00 

Wm. McFarland, 1 00 

$67 01 

Paid for BOOKS and STATIONERY. 

Tewksbury & Brother, 2 25 

Hersey & Tiiton, ... 184 98 

D. McColley, 49 48 

J. B. Johnson, 8 34 

Robert Landlem, 1 50 

W. L. Gage, 22 37 

Locke & Simons, .- 8 81 

Hinkling, Swan & Brewer, IS 62 

Joseph Marshall, for ruling and bind- 
ing 60 registers, 15 00 

$311 35 

Paid for REPAIRS. 

Jesse F. AVilliams, 44 23 

CoggswoU & Wells, 199 38 

J. E. Bennett, 9 18 

Amount carried forward, $252 79 $14560 96 



31 

Amount brought forward $252 79 $14560 96 

C. E. Collej, 1 75 

CoUey & Kelley, 23 43 

A. Burton,... 5 38 

Kennard & Brock, 87 

S. G. Sylvester, 24 73 

T. R. Hubbard, 2 80 

J. M. & S. F. Stanton, 1 87 

Joseph Everett, 76 77 

E. Knowlton, 64 63 

G. B. Fogg, 2 98 

Gay & Barker, 14 50 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., for hard- 
ware, 86 86 

W. McPherson, for labor on wells,.. S6 00 

A. Waldron, for labor on pump, ... 5 25 

Baldwm & Co., for lumber, 24 88 

W. Wilder, for labor and materials,. 12 65 

J. H. Maynard, for do., 8 05 

H. C. Page, for paper hanging, .... 3 00 

H. Brown, for labor, 1 00 

A. McCrillis, for wood, 200 00 

$849 69 

Paid for MISCELLANEOUS. 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., for hard- 
ware 12 23 

B. Currier, for trees, 8 75 

G. W. Adams, for fluid, 1 87 

H. B, Willey, for cleaning vault, ... 5 00 

J. ilogers, for teaming, 1 12 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for hardware,. 10 62 
J. B. Varick & Co., for do., 7 30 

B. F. Wallace, for making report,.. 10 02 
B. F. Wallace, for expenses to Ches- 
ter, 4 17 

B. F. Wallace, for procuring teacher, 4 12 
A. G. Tucker, for sponge, 1 00 

C. E. W. Clough, for teaming,. ... 15 13 
Hartshorn & Tufts, for setting up 

stoves, &c., 25 57 

J. 0. Adams, for expense to Boston, 

&c., 7 50 

Charles Morrill, for tuning piano, ... 1 00 

Amount CARRIED forward, $115 40 $15410 65 



32 

Amount brought forward, $115 40 $15410 65 

Newell Tilton, for teaming, 2 25 

W. L. Gragc, for horse-hire, &c.,. ... 7 19 
W. L. Grage, for postage and station- 
ery, 75 

W. L. Gage, services as clerk of com- 
mittee, 15 00 

B. P. Cilley, for insurance, 241 25 

E. Parraenter, for gravel and stone,.. 32 00 
G. H Colby, for cari-ying wood and 

care of room, &c., 17 50 

Hill & Swain, for horse-hire, 75 

W. tl. Elliott, for rent of piano,.... 12 42 

Clough & Young, for teamiLig, 2 67 

J. B. Hoyt, for time and expenses to 

Boston, 8 58 

Amoskeag Veterans, for rent of room 

31 weeks, 31 00 

School District No. 10, for apparatus 12 75 

School District No. 11, for do., ... 5 25 
S. T. Hill, for services as committee 

on repairs, 25 00 

J. B. Hoyt, do., do., 30 00 

S. C. Hunton for teaming, 2 00 

$561 76 $15972 41 

Balance undrawn, Jan. 1,1858... 1828 91 

$17801 32 
^$280 15 ~ 



33 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 3. 



Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1857, $211 44 

Amount appropriated May 6th, 1857,... 325 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

M. G. Pickering, 133 94 

S. W. Emerson, 121 53 

Benjamin Mitchell, lor moving house, 30 00 

Geo. ]3aker, for making fires, &c.,.. 1 50 

C. H. Eastman, for wood, 5 50 

Justin Spear, for wood and sawing, . . ^ 5 50 

Morrison & Fling, for wood, 20 00 

John P. Moore, for do., 17 00 

Joseph Everett, for repairs, 2 00 

J. B. Johnson, for 1 box crayons,.. . 67 

W. W. Baker, for repairs, 1 00 

Hersoy & Tilton, for books and sta- 
tionery, 62 

J. E. Bennett, for repairs 1 00 

H. F. Little, for do., 35 47 

J. R. Dudley, for do 7 50 

S. S. James, for horse-hire, 1 75 

.James & Dodge, for do , 1 50 



$386 48 
Balance undrawn, Jan. 1, 1858,.. 149 96 



$536 44 



8536 44 



-*S3l 92 



34 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 4. 



Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1857, $130 84 

Amount appropriated May 6th, 1S57, . . . 225 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

J. K. Upton, $107 00 

Anna Clifford, 102 50 

Hil! & Cheney, for horse-hire, 1 50 

S. S. James, for do., 1 50 

Hill & Swain, do,, 1 25 

James & Dodge, do., 8 00 

Ira W. Moore, for wood, 3 00 

John P. Moore, for do., 24 75 

Houghton & Smith, for settees, 5 75 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for stove-pipe, . . 5 20 
Horsey & Tiltoii, for books and sta- 
tionery, 63 

J. B. Varick & Co., for axe, 83 



$256 91 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 98 93 



$355 84 



S355 84 



.*$15 50 



35 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $135 64 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, 225 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTIO N. 

J . S. Harriman, $110 80 

Martha Forsaith 103 50 

Gilman Harvey, for wood, 11 25 

W. P. Merrill, do., 10 00 

W. P. Merrill, for repairs, &c., 2 87 

J. S. Harriman, do., 1 26 

S. S. James, for horse-hire 8 50 

Hill & Swain, do., 1 00 

James & Dodge, do., 8 00 

G. W. Adams, for water pail, &c.,.. 41 



$247 59 
Balance undrawn, Jan'y 1st, 1858, 113 05 

-*$11 25 



$360 64 



$360 64 



36 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 6. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1st, 1857, $44 30 

Amount appropriated May 6th, 1857,.. . 150 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

C. A. Conistock, $52 00 

E. P. Webster, 51 00 

J. M. Webster, for repairs 1 1 20 

J. M. Webster, for wood, 9 00 

Amos Webster, for do., 11 00 

Hill & Cheney, for horse-hire, 1 50 

S. S. James, do., 1 50 

James & Dodge, do., 2 25 

Hersey & Tilton, for books and sta- 
tionery, 1 00 



S140 45 
Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1858, 53 85 

-*$7 82 



$194 30 



$194 30 



37 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, SI 23 50 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, 250 00 

$373 50 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION, 

B. B. Shepard, $51 50 

Mary A. Parker, 133 50 

Isaac Huse, for wood, 24 00 

Hersey & Tilton, for books and sta- 
tionery, 138 

S. S. James, for horse hire 1 50 

Hill & Swain, do. do., 2 50 

James & Dodge, do 1 75 

Cogswell & Wells, for repairs, 8 48 

J. B. Eastman, do 3 68 

Nathan -Johnson, do. 1 22 

W. L. Gage, for table, 3 12 

G. W. Adams, bucket and dipper, 37 

$233 00 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 140 50 

$373 50 

*12 00 



38 



$291 S3 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 8. 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $116 83 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, 175 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

E. B. Lear, $102 33 

Lucy A. Lowe, 61 00 

S. S. James, for horse hire, 2 75 

James & Donge, do 2 75 

Isaac Huse, for wood, 6 00 

J. H. Proctor, do., and sawing,.. 13 00 

$187 83 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858,.. 104 00 

$291 83 



39 



$253 49 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9. 



Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1857, $93 49 

Amount appropriated, May, 6th, 160 00 

EXPENDITURKS. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Eunice P. Webster, $20 00 

Ignatius Webster, 55 50 

Betsey C. Ambroi^e, 51 00 

John G. Webster, for wood, 27 00 

S. S. James, for horse hire, 3 00 

James & Dodge, do 3 00 

Stephen Heselton, for cleaning room, 3 00 

Hersey & Tilton, for 1 box crayons,. 38 

$162 88 

Balance undrawn Jan'y Ist, 1858, 90 61 

$253 49 

*$13 50 ■ 



40 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10. 



Ba,lanceundrawn,Jan'y 1st, 1857, S71 62 

Amount appropriated. May 6th, 1857... . 900 00 
Amount received for apparatus from Dis- 
trict No. 2, 12 75 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

John E. Wheeler, 

S. F. Moore, 

A. McDocl, 

S. R. Hohiies, 

M. C. AVallace, 

H. H. Tasker, 

S. S. James, for horse-hire, 

James & Dodge, do., 

Hersey & Tilton, books and station- 
ery, 

B. F. Wallace, for cash paid for sun- 
dries, 

D. B. Enstman, for matts, brushes, 
&c., 

D. K. Mack, for services as clerk 3 
years .' 

D. K. Mack, for wood 

D. McColley, for stationery, 

C. Wyman, for pickets for fence,.. . 

Balance undrawn, Jan. 1, 1858, 
*$6 63 



$984 V>1 



$76 


50 


12 


44 


43 


76 


122 


50 


123 


65 . 


178 


70 


1 


00 


1 


50 


2 


00 


6 


38 


3 


50 


5 


00 


25 


50 




50 


2 


30 


$605 23 


379 


14 




^QRl ^7 







41 



SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 11. 

Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st. 1857, $57 97 

Amount appropriated, May 6th, 1857,.. . 500 00 
Amount received from District No. 2, for 

apparatus, 5 25 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION. 

Mary F. Bailey, 

C. P. Watson, 

Mary C Dinsmore, 

Lucretia Garvin, 

D. P. Currier, for wood and building 
fires 

John Kimball, for wood, 

S. S. James, for horse-hire, 

James & Dodge, for do., 

E. W. Brigham, for brooms, &c.,.. . 

Henry Peacock, for repairs, 

Daniels, Forsaith, <fe Co., hard ware. 
T. S. Montgomery, for cash paid for 

sawing wood, 

Hersey & Tilton, for two wipers,.. . 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 
-■*$7 60 



$563 22 



$56 20 




61 00 




122 50 




122 50 




10 60 




24 n 




1 25 




2 00 




1 20 




5 25 




4 86 




7 78 




1 00 




S420 55 




142 67 




«; 


56.3 22 



^EW SCHOOL HOUSES. 



DISTRICT NO. 2. 



Balance undrawn, Jan'y 1st., 18-57, $703 90 

Amount raised by Dist. for paying claims. 246 24 
Amount raised by District for House on 

Franklin Street, 6500 00 

$7450 14 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Gray & Barker, on Franklin Street 

House, $6500 00 

John B. Clark, for advertising, 2 00 

$6502 00 



Paid Seward & Packard, on Merrimack 

Street House, 1856, $69 50 

Cogswell & Wells, do. do. 52 00 

A. D. l^urgess, services as Com. do. 125 00 

Isaac Riddle, do. do. do. 125 00 

I. C. Flanders, do. do. do. 125 00 

George M. Harding, 153 00 

S. A. Riddle, 10 00 

H. Dickey & Co 46 51 

Lamson & Mai-den, 5 62 

0. D. Carpenter, 5 00 

J.C.Abbott, 6 00 

J. F. James 9 50 

Amount carried fouward, $732 13 



43 

Amount brought forward,. $732 13 

F. Kimball, 52 84 

J. B. Varick & Co., 5 25 

Hartshorn & Tufts, 13 50 



$803 72 



$7305 72 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 144 42 



$7450 14 



-*$803 72 



DISTRICT NO. 9 

Amount raised by District, $730 GO 

$730 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid J. Y. McQusetion, S400 00 

Balance nndrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 330 00 

$730 00 



DISTRICT NO. 10. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $25 00 

Amount raised by District, 1300 00 

$1325 00 

EXPENDITUEES. 

Paid Cole & Ball $16 00 

B. F. Wallace, 300 00 

Amount carried forward, $316 00 



44 



Amount brought forward, .... 

C. H. Dalton, 

A. K. Emery, 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858,.. 
^^16 00 



$316 00 

300 00 
129 00 




$745 00 
580 00 


$1325 00 





SCHOOL HOUSE LOT, DISTRICT NO. 2. 

Amount raised by District .$826 25 

$826 25 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Amoskeag Man'g Co , $836 75 

Amount overdrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 10 50 

$826 25 



REPAIRS. 



DISTRICT NO. 2. 



Balance undrawn Jau'y 1st, 1S57, $1051 25 

Amount raised by District for paying out- 
Standing debts, 990 90 

Amount raised by District for repairs, 

1S57, 800 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Merrill, Cook & Co., 1 866, $520 00 

J. E. Bennett, " 273 87 

Albion Barker, " 233 14 

John Shean, " 12 00 

J. B. Sawyer, " 3 00 

W. N. Chamberlin, " 1 25 

Cogswell & Wells, " 58 43 

Geo. Hunt, " 13 75 

E. G. Haynes, " 11 15 

F. Kimball, " 20 31 

I. C. Flanders, " 25 00 

I. Riddle, " 25 00 

A. D. Burgess, " 25 00 

J. H. Maynard, " 1 19 50 

Clark & Hcyt, " 16 67 

H. S. Whitney, " 28 03 

H.Dickey, " 144 18 

Lampson & Harden, " 54 8~8 

Benj. Currier, " .... 25 00 



Paid Clough & Young for masonry, 1857 
S. Hovey, for rent of piani', 1857,.. 

Amount caruied torward, 



S102 37 
40 00 



$2842 15 



81610 IG 



$142 37 §1610 16 



46 

Amount brought forward, $142 37 $1610 16 

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

W. Wilder, for labor on platform,.. 9 40 

W. McPherson, for labor on wells,.. 68 62 

Joseph Everett, for labor, 10 75 

A. Waldron, for repairs on pump, .. 11 25 
E. Corey, for services as committee 

on repairs, 11 00 

J. H. Willard, for painting, 25 00 

$287 39 

$1897 55 
Balance undrawn, Jan. 1, 1858... 944 60 

$2842 15 
*1610 16 ~~- 



COMMONS. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $482 50 

Amount appropriated May 0, 1857, 400 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid pay-roll for labor, April 1857, $76 94 

Do. do, do. for May, do., 43 04 

Do. do. do. for June, do., . . . . 65 21 

Do. do. do. for August, do... 23 50 

Do. do. do. for September, do. 30 69 

Do. do. do. for October, do. . . 69 11 

Do. do. do. for November, do. 20 8.5 

Baldwin & Co., for lumber, ........ 19 57 

Varick, Storm & Co., for hardware, . 30 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., do., 6 96 

J. F. James, for cash paid for trees, 7 25 

J. G. Coult, for trees, 70 00 

A. Crombie, for trees, 16 25 

J. W. Sargent, for whitewashing fen- 
ces, 30 00 

E. Knowlton, for labor, 18 00 

J. Withington, do., 50 

J. D. Harrington, do., 1 50 

Geo. Hunt, for teaming, 75 

A. C. Wallace, for lumber, 17 58 



$518 00 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1; 1858,.. 364 50 

-*$19 87 



$882 50 



$SS2 50 



SEWEHS AND DRAINS. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1st, 1 857, $96 10 

Amount appropriated Ma,y 6th, 1857,.. . 1400 00 



S1496 10 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid pay-roll for labor, May, 1857 $42 23 

S. L. Fog!^, for horse-hire, 62 

Ira Barr & Co., for hardware, 18 13 

Varick, Storm & Co., do., 1 57 

A. H. Daniels & Co., do., 52 

Daniels, Foi'saith & Co., do,, 6 85 

A. G-. Gale for brick 12 80 

M. D. Stokes, for stone, 92 50 

Baldwin & Co., for lumber, 33 51 

A. C. Wallace, for do., 44 09 

Benj. Greer, do., 13 76 

Clough & Young, for masonry, 7 67 

John Tvvombly, do., 5 69 

E. G. Haynes, for cement sewers,.. . 127 20 

C. W. Colby, for labor, 2 00 

S. S. Moulton, do. 2 00 

A. Bunton, do., 52 53 

Manchester Iron Co., for grate, .... 2 85 

$466 02 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 1030 08 

$1496 10 

*S154 65 



49 



RESERVOIRS. 



Balance undrawa Jan. 1, 1857, $263 97 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, 600 00 

$863 97 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid pay-roll for labor, November, 1857,. $192 33 

Manchester Mills for iron pipe, 38 40 

Baldwin & Co., for lumber, 1 30 

A. C. Wallace, do.,. 77 04 

A. H. Daniels, & Co , for hard- 
ware, 41 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., do., 16 96 

W. Adriance, do., 5 37 

E. Gr. Haynes, for masonry, 39 80 

P. Stark & Co., for pump valve, . . 4 50 

Geo. Hunt, for teaming, 1 00 

O. H. Dorr for do., 2 10 

J. G. Cilley, for brick, 21 00 

M. D. Stokes, for stone, 11 00 

Bunton & Reynolds, for blacksmith- 

ing, 8 75 

J. Stickney, Jr., for pump-box, 4 00 

$423 96 

Balance undrawn Jan, 1, 1858, 440 01 

$863 97 

*47 71 



50 



- FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Amount appropriated, $11000 00 

SI 1000 



EXPENDITURES. 

MERRIMACK ENGINE CO., NO. 1. 

Paid Company bill, for services, $702 00 

Do., do., for refreshments, 15 10 

Do., do., for printing, , . 15 00 

B. S. Flanders, for steward's services, 25 90 
N. Gillingham, do. do., 29 17 

C. H. Eastman, for wood, 7 00 

A. H. Daniels, for rope, 56 

Hardy, Plummer & Co., for sundries, G 60 

Manchester Gas Light Co., for gas,, 16 45 

C. R. Colley, for setting glass, 80 

Arnoskeag M'fg. Co., for repairs,... 211 76 

C. H. Brown, for alcohol, 2 25 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., ] 0.3 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for zinc, &c.,.. . 1 17 
Woodbury & Ireland, for black- 
smithing, 1141 

W. S. Berry & Co., for oil, &c 2 80 

• 0. Greeley, for repairs of hose 5 00 

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

Isaac Currier, for badges, 9 00 

Morrison & Fling, for horse-hire, ... 1 00 

J. A. Jordan, for repairs, 2 25 

Amount carried forwakd, $1066 65 



51 

Amount brought forward, $1066 65 

Hunneman & Co., for four buckets,. 15 00 
Daniels, Forsaith, & Co., for hard- 
ware, 8 88 

Plumiuer, Crowell & Co., for fluid,. 2 65 

C. H. Brown, for wood, 6 88 

Templ*> SIcQueston, for masonry,.. . 1 50 

Mary fcuUivan, for repair of jackets, 1 60 

S C. Merrill for fluid 70 

Kennard & Brock, for repairs, 2 42 

C. B. Campbell, for horse-hire 4 00 

David Perkins, for siwing wood, ... 56 

E. Q. Woodman, do., 84 



NIAGARA ENGINE COMPANY NO. 2. 

Paid company's bill for services, and stew- 
ard's bill, $970 80 

Do., do., for rent, 100 00 

Do., do., for gas, 6 00 

0. Greeley, for badges, figures, &c., 18 42 

W. McFarlaiid, for refreshments, .. . 3 92 

C. H. Brown, for wood, 2 75 



STAPtK ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 3. 

Paid company's bill for services, $765 40 

Do., do., for rent, 100 00 

Do., do., for printing, 7 50 

Do., do., for gas, 9 50 

Do., do., for steward's services, . . 25 00 

P. Stark, & Co., for repairs of hose, 11 47 

Morrison & Fling, for horse-hire, ... 4 00 
Hunneman & Co., for hose and coup- 

lings, lOG 96 

C. H. Brown, for wood, 2 75 

Walter Adriance, for repairs, 85 

H. r. Nichols, for horse-hire, 7 00 



$1111 78 



$1101 89 



$1040 43 



Amount carried forward, $3254 10 



52 
Amount brought forward, S3254 10 

MASSABESIC ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 4. 

Pa'd company's bill for services, $761 90 

Do., do., steward's services 50 00 

Do., do., printing, 7 50 

Do., do., refreshments, 10 00 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., for repairs 

on pipe, 75 

Malichester Gas Light Co., tor gas,. 25 55 
Hardy, Plummer & Co., for wood, 

&c., 7 34 

Estate of J. A. Ellis, for repairs on 

belts, 1 50 

J. Stickney, Jr., leather for packing, 6 14 

Colbath, Hill & Co., for packing,.. . 3 00 

0. Greeley, for repairs of hose,. ... 31 12 

J. M. & S. F. Stanton, do., 17 81 

Pliunmer, Crowell & Co., for oil, &c. 5 22 

S. C. Merrill & Co., do., 12 60 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co , for hard- 
ware, ... 1 04 

C. H. Brown, for wood, 550 

G. W. Sargent, for teaming, 1 25 

Jesse Wilson, for horse-hire, 150 

John Plumer, Jr. & Co., 2 prs. over- 
alls, 150 

John Plumer, Jr. & Co., 2 oil jack- 
ets, 2 50 

J. B. Varick & Co., for packing, ... 47 

David Perkins, for sawing wood, ... 87 

A. Waldron, repairs on hose, 1 00 

$956 06 



TORRENT ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 5. 

Paid company's bills, for services, $766 60 

Do. do. for printing, 15 00 

T. M. Couant, for steward's services, 25 00 

Amount carried forward, $806 60 $4210 16 



53 



Amount brought itoravard, 

0. Kimball, do,, 

Benjamin Kendall' lock and key,.. . 

Hardy, Plummer & Co,, for wood and 
oil, 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., stove, &c. 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for tin-ware,... . 

Manchester Gas Light Co., for gas,. 

C. R, Colley, for setting glass, 

0, Greeley, for repair of hose, 

J. B. Varick & Co., for spirits tur- 
pentine, 

J. B, Varick & Go., for 4 gallons 
Strait's oil, 

Eben French, for repairs, 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co,, for line for 
window, 

W, H. Fisk, for stationery, 

Sewall Seavy, for repair uf hose,., . 

Sewall Seavy, for 40 badges and 60 
figures, 

John Plumer, Jr., & Co., for jackets 
and overaMs, 

J. M. & S. F. Stanton, for 12 span- 
ners, 

Plummer, Crowell & Co., fluid, &c.,. 

Chas. Bunton, for blacksmithing, . . . 

P, S. Brown, for cash paid for re- 
pairs, 

T. A, & A, J. Lane, for fluid, 

Hunneman & Co., for repairs, 

Wm. McFarland, for broad, 

H. Foss and others, for repairs, .... 

C. H, Brown, for wood 

J. A. Perry, for sponge, 

S. C. Merrill & Co., for oil and fluid 

Bunton & Reynolds, for blacksmith- 
ing, 

M. G. J. Tewksbury, for alcohol,.. . 

Darling & Varney, for two discharge 
pipes, 

B.C. Kendall, for repairs, 

David Perkins, for sawing wood, . . . 



Amount cahribd torward, $5200 2t) 



^806 fiO $4210 16 


25 00 


2 12 


7 87 


15 77 


50 


2 10 


1 60 


7 07 


34 


4 00 


7 00 


67 


1 50 


14 43 


15 00 


5 50 


4 50 


95 


1 00 


2 38 


80 


28 00 


1 20 


8 54 


6 87 


67 


8 85 


1 50 


1 00 


2 50 


3 70 


57 


<&nnn lA 





54 

Amount brought forward, $5200 26 



MANCHESTER ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 6. 

Paid company's bills for services, $703 00 

Do. do. for rent, 100 00 

Do. do. for steward's services, ... 50 QO 

Do. do. for gas, 13 00 

Do. do, for printing, 15 00 

Do. do. for packing machine, ... 500 

Hardy, Plummer & Co., for broom,. . 42 

Estate of J. A. Ellis, for repairs,.. . 1 1 25 

B. G. Campbell, for horse-hire, 26 00 

O. Greeley, for repairs of hose,. ... 40 98 

J. 13. Varick & Co., for oil, &c 10 75 

John Plumer, Jr., & Co., for overalls 

and frocks, 5 00 

Plummer, Crowell & Co., for fluid,.. 2 00 

C. H. Brown, for wood, 2 75 

J. D. Bean, for coal-hod and tongs,. 02 
Dudley & Parker, for repairs of 

stove, 1 25 

7 02 



PISCATAQUOG ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 7. 

Paid company's bills, for services, $774 63 

Do. do. for refreshments, 6 32 

Do. do. for printing, 7 50 

Do. do. for steward's services, ... 25 00 

Plummer, Crowell & Co., for sundries 1 02 
J. M. & S. F. Stanton, for repairs of 

hose carriage, 5 75 

Hardy, Plummer & Co.. for oil, &g., 9 62 

J. B. Varick & Co., for hard-ware,. 5 50 

Smith & Wallace, for wood, 1 50 

C.H. Brown, do., 4 13 

C. H. Brown, for alcohol, . 2 25 

N. H. Tilton, for repair of hose 2 50 

J, B. Varick & Co., for packing,.. . 95 

C. H. Eastman, for wood, 5 75 

W. J. Fisher, for grading around 

house, 12 50 

Amount carried forward, $864 92 $6187 28 



55 



Amount brought forward $864 92 

Manchester Gas Light Co., for gas,.. 33 60 

E.G. Campbell, for horse-hire, 26 00 

John Moulton, for repairs, 2 00 

Quimby & Hackett, for 30 badges, . . 10 25 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for tin-ware, .... 1 07 

Sewall Seavey, for repair of hose, ... 20 36 

John Plumer, Jr., & Co., for overalls 1 50 

Ira Barr & Co., for oils, &c., 4 52 



$6187 23 



$964 22 



HOOK AND LADX>ER COMPANY, NO. 1. 

Paid company's bill, for services, $562 80 

D. W. Fling, for horse-hire, 2 00 

Hardy, Plummer & Co., for oils, &c. 2 00 

James Richards, for horse-hire, 8 00 

F. A. Senter, repairs and printing, . . 6 50 

Manchester Gas Light Co., for gas,. 9 80 

Leeds, Smith & Co., for 1 pr. lampp, 2 00 

Ricker & Godfrey, for fluid, 80 

B. Currier, for repairs on wheel, .... 25 
W. H. Kimball, for pay-roll book,.. 2 50 

C. H. Brown, for wood, 4 13 

Charles Bunton, for blacksmithing, . . 3 38 
S. Godfrey, for setting four lights of 

<;lass, 1 00 



$605 16 



HOSE AND HYDRANT COMPANY, NO. 1. 

Paid company's bills for service?, $562 60 

Do. do. for gas, 2 50 

Do. do. for steward's services, ... 1500 

Do. do. for rent of hall, 40 00 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., for torch 

lamp, 3 75 

Riclcer & Godfrey, for fluid 84 

S. C. Merrill, do., 40 

C. H. Brown, for wood, 2 75 

John Plumer, .Jr., & Co., for four 

prs. overalls, . , 3 00 

$630 84 



Amount carried forward,.... 



$8387 50 



56 



Vmount brought forward,. 



5387 50 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid John H, Maynard, Chief Engineer, 
1856, 

C. Duxbury, Assistant Engineer, . . . 

C. H. Brown, do., 

K. D. Mooers, do., 

J. Q. A. Sargent, do., 

Phineas Adams, do., 

E. W. Harrington, do., 

Harry Leeds, do., 

0. Hardy, do., . 

J. L. Kelly, do., 

J. L. Kelly, Clerk of Board, 

E. Knowlton, for care of reservoirs,. 

J. B. Chase, for leather, 

Stark Mills, for use of hose and hy- 
drants, 1856, 

J. B. Clark, printing and advertising 

Isaac Shepard, for one coat 

Charles Brown, for badges for engin- 
eers, 

Chas. Brown, for freight and express 
bills, 

C. F. Livingston, for printing,, .... 

J. A. Perry, for sponge, 

J. J. Baldwin, for watching fire at 
Mill, 

C. H. Brown, for sawing wood for 
companies, 

Fisk & Gage, for printing, 

A G. Fairbanks, for examining stoves 

J. L. Kelly, do., , 

0. Hardy, do., . 

E. French, do., 

Goodale & Farnsworth, for advertis- 

iiig. 

B. F. Martin, for waste, 

J. Stickney, Jr., for leather, 

Amount carried forward, 



$46 00 


23 


00 


23 


00 


23 


00 


23 


00 


23 


00 


23 


00 


23 


00 


23 


00 


23 


00 


23 00 


43 


80 


19 


54 


100 


00 


31 


00 


7 


00 


10 


07 




77 


2 


00 




67 


2 


50 


5 


34 


2 


50 


5 


00 


3 


50 


8 


00 


24 


00 


1 


50 


3 


14 


3 


80 



$550 13 

$8937 03 



57 

Amount brouqut forward, 

Amount overdrawn, Jan, 1, 1857, 

Balance undrawn, Jan. 1, 1858... 



$8937 68 
458 5B 

$9390 IG 
1603 84 

eilOOO 00 



RECAPITULATION. 



Amount of appropriation for 1857,. 



Expenditure of Engine Co., No. 1, 



do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 



do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do, 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 



do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 
do. 



No. 4, 

No. 5, 

No. 6, 

No. 7, 

Hook & Ladder, No 1, 
Hose & Hydrant, No, 1, 

Miscellaneous, 

Enjrineers, 



Amoimt overdrawn, Jan. 1, 1857, 

Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1858, 



SllOOO 00 



. $1111 78 

No. 2 1101 89 

No, 3 1040 43 



956 06 
990 10 
987 02 
964 22 
605 16 
630 84 
274 13 
276 00 
458 53 



$9396 16 
$1603 84 

$11000 00 



*$238 79 



58 



LlGHTIiN'G STREETS. 



Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1857, $301 74 

Amount appropriated, May, 6th, 1300 00 

S1601 74 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Manchester Gas Light Co., for gas,. $1522 47 
David Crowell, for lighting bridge,... 32 00 .^ 

E. W. Erigham, for fluid, 38 

Colley & Kelly, repairs on lanterns,. 7 43 

C. R. Colley, » " " 1 75 

S1570 03 
Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1858, 31 71 

$1601 74 

^$273 28 ' 



59 



MILITIA. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $53 36 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, 200 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid C. W. Colby, for enrolling Militia,.. $7 00 

A. A. Balch, " " 8 00 

S. G. Clarke, " " 10 00 

City Guards, for rent of armory,.. . 100 00 

Amoskeag Veterans, » " ... 100 00 



$225 00 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858,.. 28 36 



$253 o6 



$253 30 



60 



CITY POLICE. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1^57, $570 6G 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, GOOO 00 

$6570 66 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid pay-roll for night watchman and po- 
lice services, for .January, $384 25 

Do. do. do. February, 245 50 

Do. do. do. March, 222 52 

Do. do. do. April 254 00 

Do. do. do. May 236 00 

Do. do. do. June, 246 00 

Do. do. do. .Tuly, 342 50 

Do. do. do. August, 2S6 50 

Do. do. do. September, 304 25 

Do. do do. October, 279 00 

Do. do. do. November, 290 25 

Do. do. do. December, 261 50 

John H. Dinsmore, 21 00 

H. Gr. Lowell, salary as City Marshal, 700 00 

I. W. Farmer, do. Assistant do. 500 00 

I. W. Smith, salary as Police Justice, 50 42 

Samuel Upton do. do. do. 441 66 

do. do. for rent of office, 43 75 

Geo. Boll, services as Special Justice, 14 00 
Estate of J. A. Ellis for Police ser- 
vices, 1856 3 00 

I. W. Farmer for cash paid for wit- 
ness fees, &c., 339 39 

Hill & Cheney for horse hire, 7 50 

Hill & Swan for horse hire, 146 25 

E. N. Batchelde^for horse hire, 2 00 

Amount carried forward, $5621 24 



61 

Amount brouqiit fouwakd, $5621 24 

D. W. Fling for horse hire, 2 00 

Wilson & Cheney for horse hire, 

1855 8 75 

E. P. Johnsun cS: Co., for Coal, 28 48 

Dudley & Parker for repairs on 

stove, 1 05 

Isaac lliddle for lieut of Court 

Room 100 00 

C. W. Eastman for Wood, 3 83 

C. W. Eastman for Horse hire, 6 00 

Robert Woodburn for Postinir Bills,. 3 00 

J. N. Bruce for Painting Sign, 11 50 

D. Robinson for burying nuisance,.. 5 00 
W. L. Lane, services as Special Jus- 
tice , 58 00 

John S. Folsom for Pitcher 33 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., Lock for 

Lobby, 75 

$5849 93 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858,.. 720 73 

$6,570 m 

*$43 60 



62 



CITY HALL, OFFICES AND STORES. 



Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1857, $114 07 

Amount appropriated May 6th, 1857, . . . 2500 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid C. R. Colby for Painting, $7 17 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., for Re- 
pairs on stoves, 9 75 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., for Venti- 
lator, 8 30 

John C. Young for Slating, 35 23 

E. Parmenter for Wood, 11 00 

E. P. Johnson & Co., for Wood and 

Coal, 68 15 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for Hardware, 2 32 

Manchester Gas Light Co., for Gas, 205 10 

W. Rounscfell for Painting, 2 75 

Dudley & Parker for Stoves, &c., ... 8 93 

Wm. Craig for Sawing Wood, 2 99 

J. B. Daniels for Labor, 1 50 

C. H. Eastman for Wood, 3 25 

Hamilton Ins. Co., for Insurance,.. . 23 25 

Neal & Holbrook for Labor, 6 36 

Temple McQucston for Masonry,... 1 00 

C. W. Colby for cash paid for sun- 
dries, 5 28 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., hardware,.. 10 75 

Eben French, for labor, 5 43 

D. Baker, for painting, 8 18 

W. S, Palmer, for masonry, 2 00 

Colley & Kelly, for painting, 133 17 

Amount carried forward, $561 86 



$2614 07 



63 

Amount brouqiit fokward, $561 86 

H, R. Chamberlin, for cash paid for 

desk, 75 

Wm. Campbell, for wood, 2 50 

E. W. Clark, for labor, 58 

0. Pixley, for labor 50 

T. P. Clough, for labor, 50 

J. D. Harrington, for labor, 50 

City Team, 1 17 

(}. B. Fogg, for keys, &c 11 41 

A. C. Wallace, for repairs, 23 58 

N. Nichols, for sundries, 3 60 

John S. Folsom, for I'epairs on store .. 31 87 
Greenleaf & Madder, for lightning 

conductor, 2 50 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for lepairs, ... 72 86 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for conductors, . . 2 32 

E. Ferren, for blanket 1 50 

C. H. Hubbard, for labor, 1117 

Geo. Chamberlin, for sawing wood,.. 1 12 

J. N. Bruce, for painting sign, 1 75 

Dudley & Colby, for masonry, 20 42 

Dudley & Parker, repairs on stoves,. 84 

David Hill, for insurance, . . - 2170 

Gay & Barker, for repairs as per 

contract, 1478 97 

Geo. W. Adams, for fluid &c., 3 20 

Geo. W. Adams, for repairs on store, 1 25 

D. McColley, for paper hanging,.. . 18 29 
A. Smith & Son, for door frames, ... 2 88 
A. McCrillis, for wood and black- 
smithing, 1 1 37 

J. Colbath & Co., for gas fittings, ... 99 83 

Colbath, Hill & Co., for gas fittings,. 6 73 

E. G. Haynes, for labor on lobby,... 46 20 

John Twombly, for masonry, 18 57 

Robert Gilchrist, for 3 spittoons, ... 75 



$2463 04 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 151 03 



$2614 07 



-*$104 95 



CITY OFFICERS. 



Amount appropriated May 6th, 1857,.. . 4500 00 
Amount transferred. from reserved fund,.. 100 00 



- $4600 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



Paid J. F. James, salary as Mayor, $1000 00 

F. H. Lyford, do. as City Clerk,.. . 500 00 
H. R. Chamberlin, do. as Treasurer, 200 00 
E. M. Topliff, do. as clerk of Com- 
mon Council, 85 00 

A. B. Shattuck, do., do. do., 100 00 

Wm. Craig, do. as City Messenger, . . 119 68 

C.W.Colby, do. do. do., 23172 

T. T. Abbot, do. as Mayor, 1856, .. . 49 32 
J. 0. Adams, do. as Supt. of public 

instruction, 500 90 

S. D. Lord, do., City Solicitor, 1S56. 31 25 

H. Foster, do., do. do- 1857, 50 00 
T. G. Simpson, do. City Physician, 

1856, 8 34 

W. D. Buck, do., do., do., 1857.. . 37 50 



$2912 81 



ASSESSOES. 

S. Gould $92 00 

J. H. Moore, 70 00 

G. H. Colby, 55 00 

J. Walker, 74 00 

J. S. Cogswell, 63 00 

Amount carried forward, $354 00 $2912 81 



65 

Amount brought forward, $354 00 $2912 81 

a. W. F. Converse, 146 00 

J. G. Cilley, 74 75 

J. F. H. Sawyer, Clerk of the Board, 90 00 

S664 75 

OVEKSEERS OF POOR. 

D. B. Nelson, 1856, $29 33 

E. G. Woodman, 1856, 20 83 

L. H. Sleeper, 1856, 29 33 

S. Clatur, 1856, 20 83 

H. Peacock, 1856, 16 67 

A. W. Tompson, 1856, 16 67 

J. Peavey, 1856, 35 00 

S.Gould, 1857, 20 83 

S. S. Moulton, Clerk of Board, 76 50 

$265 99 



HEALTH OFFICERS. 

D. B. Nelson, 1856, $20 80 

W. W. Brown, 1856, 20 80 

$41 60 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
A. C. Heath, for the Board, $233 33 

MODERATORS. 



S233 33 



Thos. Emerson, 1855 and 1856, 

B. F. Wallace, 1 year, 

D. P. Currier, 2 years, 

V. H. Hill, 3 years 



Amount caeribd forward, ..... $4142 48 

5 



$6 00 




3 00 




6 00 




9 00 






$24 00 





66 



SELECTMEN. 

Amount brought forward, 

Isaac Whittemore, 1 year, 

D. Alden, 1 year, . . , , 

R. Mitchell, 1 year, 

W. H. Elliott, 1 year, 

E. C. Bryant, 1 year, . v 

J. Horn, 1 year, 

A. W. Sanborn, 1 year, 

W. B. ftoyce, 1 year, 

J. C. Young, 3 years, 

N. S. Clark, 1 year, 

Gr. R. Stevens, 1 year, 

W. Nelson, 1 year, 

J. Hartshorn, 2 years i . . . . 

C. Canneld, 1 year, 

J. Gates, 1 year, 1 854, 

H. S. Burnes, 2 years 

C. H. Sargent, 1 year, , 

D. B. Fuller, 2 years, 

S. D. Green, 2 years, 

W. Sanborn, 

S.T. Hill, 

M.' N. Young, 

G. H. Gerry, 

Geo. Holbrook, 

Israel Webster, 



00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



15 00 



00 
00 
00 



10 00 



00 
00 



10 00 

5 00 

10 00 

10 00 

3 75 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



$4142 48 



$152 75 



WARD CLERKS. 

0. P. Warner, 2 years and stationery, 
J. M. Nutt, 1 year and stationery, . . 
Geo. F. Hunt, do. do. do. 
Benja. Currier, do. do. 
D. K. Mack. 2 years do. 
M. D. L, Stevens, do. do. 
J. H. Saxton, 



$10 40 


5 00 


5 


75 


5 


18 


11 


00 


13 


75 


1 


00 



$52 08 



Amount carried forward, 



$4347 31 



67 

TRUANT AGENTS. 

Amount brought forward, $4347 SI 



Benja. Currier, $15 00 

E. Corry, truant ageot and school 

committee, 28 32 



-*$759 50 



$43 32 



$4390 63 
Amount overdrawn, Jan. 1, 1857, . 187 32 

$4577 95 
Balance undrawn, Jan. 1, 1858... 22 05 



$4600 CIO 



68 



PRIJNTING AND STATIONERY. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $171 46 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857 1000 00 

$1171 46 

EXPENDITURES. 

Prid E. Bartholomew, for advertising, . . , $20 GO 
Do. do, for printing school 

report, 112 50 

J. H. Goodale, for printing and adver- 
tising, 164 30 

Fisk & Gage, for printing report, . . . 235 00 
Do. do. printing Mayor's Ad- 
dress, 25 00 

W. H. Fisk, books and stationery, , . 54 05 

H. R. Chamberlin, for stationery, ... 2 00 

J.*B, Clarke, printing and advertising 241 33 

Abbott, Jenks & Co., do 1 25 

J. C. Abbott & Co., do 10 00 

Goodale & Farnsworth, do 182- 20 

Adams, Hildreth & Co., do 1 00 

J. M. Campbell, do 7 00 

Hersey & Tilton, books and stationery 30 64 

D. McColley, do 3 77 

$1090 04 

Balance undrawn Jan, 1, 1858, 81 42 

$1171 46 

^*372 25 



69 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 



Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1857, 8165 24 

Amount appropriated May 6th, 1857, . . . 4000 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Andrew McCrillis, for blacksmithing $7 67 

Cross & Topliff, for attorney's fees,. 9 00 

Cross & Topliff, for execution, 73 26 

S. C. Hall, for witness fees, 2 00 

Hill & Cheney, for horse-hire, 3 50 

H. Grout, for moving furniture, .... 2 00 

J. S. Moulton, for collecting bills,.. 2 63 

W. Richardson, for horse-hire, ..... 1 00 

R. Gilchrist, for brusk, 75 

R. Gilchrist, for lamps, 2 25 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for hardware,. 1 25 

E. Clark, for labor, 40 53 

Isaac Riddle, for appraising damase 

on Hall, r. 5 00 

J. B. Daniels, for fitting up court 

room, 39 51 

J. B. Daniels & Co., for horse-hire,. 2 25 
Sam'l Gamble, for services on new 

highways, 8 75 

Varick, Storm & Co., for hardware, 3 56 

Hartshorn, Darling & Co., for 1 pail, 17 

0. Pixley, tor labor, 1 08 

J. B. Johnson, for books for poor 

children, 6 41 

Amount carried forward, $212 57 



$4165 24 



70 

xImotjnt brought roRWAKD, $212 57 

Tewksbury & Bro., do., 7 79 

Hersey & Tilton, do. 92 43 

David McColley, do., 45 59 

Lock & Simons, do., 3 82 

Lock & Simons, for books and sta- 
tionery, . . . , 1 68 

J. Kimball & Co., for rent of room 

for court, 6 00 

Amoskeag Veterans, do., 60 00 

F, H. Lyford, for making Annual 

Report, 100 00 

F. H. Lyford, for pens, holders, and 

ink, 3 00 

F. H. Lyford, paid for returns, and 
recording births, deaths, and marri- 
ages, 66 96 

Baldwin & Co., for lumber, 1 55 

Neal & Holbrook, for 2 guide-boards 1 00 
Neal & Holbrook, for fitting up ward 

room, 7 50 

Neal & Holbrook, for repairs on lob- 
by, 12 25 

Neal & Holbrook, for repairs on hall 

and offices 14 18 

Hall, Perkins & Moore, for hay and 

grain, 15 15 

Robert Gilmore, for backsmithing, . . 6 14 

John B. McCrillis, do., 1 00 

B. F. Martin, for use of wagon, .... 2 50 
S. D. Lord, for cash paid for witness 

fees, 77 

John Twombly, for labor on trough, 28 67 
J. T. P. Hunt, for appraising dama- 
ges on hall, * 5 00 

Thos. Corcoran, for rent of hall, .... 33 25 

J. F. James, for express bill, 1 62 

J. F. James, for expenses to Lowell, 2 "95 

J. F. James, for expenses to Nashua, 1 85 
J. F. James, for use of horse, wagon 

and sleigh, 69 16 

C. H. Eastman, for wood, 6 46 

J. Abbott & Co., for grain, 46 45 

J. S. Elliott, for rent of hall 10 00 

Amount carried forward, $867 29 



71 

Amount brought forward. , $867 29 

J. B. Stowell, for damage to goods 

bj water, 15 00 

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

Second Advent Society, for rent of 

hall, 20 00 

W, S, Pearson, for fitting^ up Ward 

room, 6 00 

J. E, Bennett, for labor for assessors, 4 00 
G. M. Hubbard & Co., for stoves for 

Court room, 3 00 

S. L. Fogg, for damage to horse, .... 75 81 
Manchester Post Office, for postage,. 14 65 
P. T. Abbott, for use of sleigh,. .... 5 00 
P. T. Abbott, for damage to sleigh,.. 3 00 
D. B. Eastman, for rent of hall,.. . 20 00 
C. W. Colby, for cash paid for sun- 
dries, 7 54 

C. W. Colby, for labor in clerk's of- 
fice, 12 00 

C. W. Colby, for labor for committee 

on accounts, 6 00 

C. W. Colby, for posting bills, 4 25 

C. W. Colby, for sawing wood, 100 

W. Craig, for labor in clerk's office, . 6 00 

James Batchelder, for labor, 75 

A. M. Chapin, for surveying, 4 50 

J. G. Coult, for trees, 1 75 

J. Peavey, for use of stable, 1856,.. 17 50 

A. Burton, for covering desk, 3 35 

James Walker, for damage on car- 
riage, , 6 87 

D. Y. Currier, for labor, 7 75 

T. T. Abbot, for labor on report,. . . 16 44 

Hill & Swain, for horse-hire 9 75 

H. T. Nichols, do., 9 50 

J. B. Sawyer, for drafting, 27 00 

W. Mills, for damage to ox, 50 00 

C. F. Livingston, for printing certifi- 
cates of stock, 18 00 

Brown & McCrillis, for building bank 

wall 382 91 

J. H. Wilkins, time and expense to 

get money, 3 50 

Amount carried forward, $1632 11 



72 

Amount brought forward, SI 632 11 

B. P, Cilley, for insurance on Amoa- 

keag Falls Bridge 109 50 

G-. W. Dustin, for damage to horse,. 50 00 

Houghton & Smith, settees, &c., .... 142 64 

Temple McQueston, for masonry,... 16 46 

E. Ferren, for carpeting, &c., 107 28 

J. N. Bruce, for signs, 17 70 

J. B. Varick & Co., for hardware,.. 18 

Gray & Barker, for labor on bell, ... 6 84 

Justin Spear, for horse-hire, 6 00 

Justin Spear, for horse-hire and ser- 
vices, 1856 25 00 

A. Smith & Son, for lumber for En- 
gine Co., No. 5, 13 25 

C. B. Clark, for damage on carriage, 10 00 
Chas. Bunton, for blacksmithing, . . . ' 2 00 

J. Horn, for labor, 514 

H. Foster, for insurance, 179 75 

Daniels, Forsaith & Co., hardware,. 17 93 

E. Knowlton, for cleaning back sts... 5 25 

E. G. Hayncs, for repairs on vault,. 2 00 

N. Corning, for labor, 5 99 

J. 0. Adams, for services aa clerk 

'pro tern., ... 3 00 

Manchester Print Works, for build- 
ing a foot-bridge, 49 17 

A. C. Wallace, for sash and glazing, 2 50 

A. W. Sanborn, for repairs on wagon, 4 13 

D. L. Stevens, for serving notice,.. . 6 01 

C. B, Haynes, do., 6 06 

J. B. Sawyer, for copying Slade's 

survey, 12 50 

A. Bunton, for labor, 2 50 

J. G. Cilley, for brick for lobby,.. . 15 00 
J. G. Cilley, for expenses to Concord, 

&c., 7 50 

Hartshorn & Tufts, for stoves and 

pipe, for City Hall, 196 00 

J. H Goodale, for teachers' institute, 189 00 

Dudley & Parker, for dipper, 25 

Dudley & Parker, for fitting pipe in 

lobby, 25 

G. W. Brooks, labor on water works, 43 

Amount carried roRWAkD, $2849 32 



73 

Amount brought foratard, $2849 32 

Kennaid & Brock, for labor on water 

trough, 16 27 

Thos. Dunlap, for cleaning clocks, . . 4 00 
John P. Moore, for attendance before 

commissioners, 1 00 

John Emerson, do., 1 50 

C. K. Tucker, for putting up railings 2 90 
S. S. Richardson, for sawing wood,.. 1 58 
W. P. Bartlett, for services in Police 

Court, 7 00 

Houghton & Smith, for table, 1 87 

J. Melvin, for use of furniture, .... 4 00 
H. R. Chamberlin, for express and 

postage bills, 1]5 

A. G. Tucker, for sponge for hall,... 1 00 

D. Atwood, for services as special 
committee on Farm, 25 00 

$2916 59 

Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 1248 65 

$4165 24 

*$449 71 """^"^ 



INTEREST PAID. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $910 64 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, 7000 00 



67910 64 



EXPENDITURES. 



Paid Nehemiah Hunt, S526 99 

John A. Holmes, 75 00 

E. S. Towle, 50 50 

CupoDS on City Stock, 6960 00 



$7612 49 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858,.. 298 15 



$7910 64 



74 



CITY DEBT PAID. 



Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1857, $811 00 

Amount City Stock created, July 1st. 

1857, .' 22500 00 

$23311 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Cyrus Moore, on Everleth note, .... 500 00 

Certificates of City Stock, due July 

1st. 1857 22500 00 



$23000 00 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1. 1858, 311 00 



TEMPORARY LOAN. 



«311 00 



Amount borrowed, as per Treasurer's re- 
ceipts, $10234 25 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for amount borrowed, with interest 10372 14 
Overdrawn, to be charged to appropria- 
tion for interest paid, $ 137 89 

$10234 25 



75 

CITY LIBRARY. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, 75 12 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, $2000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Manchester post office, for postage-,. 10 91 

Gr. H. Sargent, for moving books,.. . 4 50 

H. W. Fisher, for labor on rooms, . . 9 00 

F. B. Eaton, for librarian, 375 00 

F. B. Eaton, cash paid for sundries,. 62 29 

J. B. Watson, for labor, 20 01 

S. N. Bell, for cash paid for sundries 38 88 

M. & N. Scott, for bannisters, 2 10 

Dudley & Parker, for moving stove, 3 68 
Manchester Gas Light Co., for gas,. 82 25 
^Etna Insurance Co., for insurance,. 32 50 
Daniels, Forsaith & Co., for hard- 
ware, 50 

E. P. Johnson & Co., for coal, , 33 01 

E. B. Beaman, for binding books, . . 7 23 
W. H. Fisk, for printing, stationery, 

&c 27 54 

A. H. Daniels & Co., for hardware. 1 73 

W. Patten, for rent of rooms, 250 00 

Baldwin & Co., for boxes, 14 25 

J. C. Barber, for painting, 21 45 

J. B. Clarke, for advertising, 1 00 

Houghton & Smith, for furniture,.. . 10 62 

Buckley & Co., for dailies, 1 1 90 

Trustees, as per contract, 1000 00 

Goodale & Farnsworth, for printing, 42 00 

Beals, Green & Co., for Boston Post 4 00 

CoUey & Kellj, for glass and setting 34 

John Mooar, for cleaning clock, 1 00 

Hersey & Tilton, for books and sta- 
tionery, 4 56 

Granite Farmer, 1 50 



$2073 70 
Balance undrawn, Jan'y 1st, 1858, 1 42 



62075 12 



$2075 12 



-^$•92 29 



76 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 



Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1857, $1529 63 

Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, 1000 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid Tewksbury & Bro., $4 33 

F. Smyth , 23 49 

K. N. Batchelder, on list of 1856. 

Sylvester Godfrey, 3 33 

Nathaniel Moore 2 47 

Geo. A. Barnes, » 25 02 

William P. Newell, 14 88 

Amherst Kimball, 3 47 

John C. Piper, 4 01 

G. W. Morrison, and others, 43 77 

Elkanah Ward, 3 33 

James C. Hill, 13 90 

J. P. Chase, 6 25 

Owner unknown, 2 78 

K. G. Dodge, 3 33 

Johnson Robinson, 1857 48 00 

Silas Mclntire, 19 20 

Elkanah Ward, 2 31 

T.P.Sawin, 3 84 

Leonard Sanborn, 4 32 

J. L. Bradford, 3 84 

Charles H. Eastman, 4 80 

Elliott, Underbill, Ray & Bunton,... 38 50 

James H. Peabody, 4 32 

Thomas S. Rust, 2 31 

Charles Morrill, 2 31 

Ephraim Hodgman, 2 31 

Amount carried forward, $290 42 



$2529 63 



77 

Amount brought forward, $290 42 

David Libby, 2 31 

0. M. Wiuegar, 1 34 

Perkins, Bodwell & Co., 16 32 

J. 0. & W. Haynes, 12 00 

W. M. Darrah, 5 78 

Freeman Elliot, , 19 25 

J. M. Nutt, 2 06 

E. P. Cogswell, 4 80 

J. Moulton, ■. . 2 40 

B. F. Martin, 28 80 

J. M. Howe, 2 08 

C. P. Durgin, 6 90 

Geo. W. Weeks, 5 21 

S.D.Bell, 57 60 

J. P. Chase, 11 55 

Otis Barton, 83 60 

Albion Whittier, , 3 84 

C. H. Dalton, 25 20 

K. a. Dodge, 2 31 

Stephen Hezelton, 10 00 



$543 77 
Balance undrawn, Jan'y 1st, 1858, 1985 86 



CITY LIQUOR AGENCY. 



Received from Agency, , $1833 67 



EXPENDITURES, 



Paid C. H. Brown, Agent, $50 00 

J. S. Morrill, Assistant, 37 50 

Amount overdrawn Jan. 1, 1857,... 278 02 



$360 52 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858,.. 9'j3 15 



$2529 63 



$1333 07 



There is due from the present agent for 

Liquors from the old agency, 890 00 

Add to balance undrawn,= $1863 15 



78 



VALLEY CEMETERY, 



Balance uadrawn Jan'y 1st, 1857, |770 95 

Amount received for Lots sold, 86 1 28 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid J. B. Sawyer, for plan of grounds.. $76 00 

A, Currier, Labor 6 50 

Levi H. Sleeper, do 314 93 

N. Herrick, do 6 00 

Gr. B. Chandler, Recording, &c 25 00 

J. G. Coult, Trees 37 45 

W. McKenzie, Labor 3 00 

J. M. Crombie, Trees 12 50 

Hartshorn & Tufts, Pipe 3 94 

A. C. Wallace, Boards 116 

A. Smith & Son, Lumber 3 26 

J. M. Campbell, Printing 3 00 

Goodale & Farnsworth, do 2 42 

CoUey & Kelly, Painting 1 41 

J. B. Varick & Co., Hardware 5 64 



S499 21 
Balance undrawn Jan'y 1st, 1858, 1133 02 



$1632 23 



$1632 23 



79 

CITY TEAM. 



Amount appropriated, May 6th, 1857,.. $1000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid J. Abbott & Co., for grain, $256 14 

E. W. Clark, for labor, 40 55 

L. W. Clark, for do., 7 79 

H. Ramsey, do., 30 25 

0. Greeley, for repairs on harnesses, 14 36 

R. Gilmore, for shoeing horses, &c., 16 90 

A. McCrillis, for blacksmithing, ... 2 63 

Woodbury & Ireland, do., 6 13 

G. W. Merriam, do., 1 00 

Wm. White, for burlaps for covers,. 1 00 

Hall, Perkins and Moore, for hay,.. 6 67 

Leeds, Smith & Co., for soap,. ..... 58 

Jacob Pea vey, for stable rent 12 00 

Jacob Peavey, for wagon to farm, 8 

times, 1 00 

City Farm, for 9 tons hay, 135 00 



$532 00 
Balance undrawn Jan. 1, 1858, 468 00 



TAXES. 



$1000 00 



STATE TAX. 

Amount appropriated May 6th, 1857, . . . $5348 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Amount paid State Treasurei by collector, $5348 00 

COUNTY TAX. 
Amount appropriated May 6, 1857, $9445 45 

EXPENDITURES. 

Amount paid County Treasurer by collec- 
tor, $9445 45 



80 



CITY PROPERTY. 



City Hall and lot, at cost $85815 00 

City Farm at cost, and permanent improve- 
ments, 17460 00 

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

at City Farm, 3774 75 

Engines, Houses, and Apparatus, as per 

Engineer's Report, 15300 00 

Reservoirs, at cost, 5743 96 

Hearses, Houses, Tomb and New Cemete- 
ry, at cost, 4170 00 

Court House Lot, at cost, including inter- 
est, 8056 00 

Common sewers, at cost, 19704 70 

Safe, Furniture and gas fiixtures at City 

Hall, 1333 00 

Street Lanterns, Posts, Pipes, and Frames 790 00 

Potter's Field and cemetery, 4580 00 

Waterworks, .,.. 1500 00 

Three Horses, 600 00 

Two Carts, Wagon, Harnesses and Tools 

for Highway work, 350 00 

2700 feet, three inch plank, near Granite 



Bridge, 38 47 



-$119215 SS 



81 



DEBTS DUE THE CITY, 



Due from R. Means, collector, 1849. . . . 
From J. M. Rowell, collector, 1850, 
From D, L. Stevens, collector, 1851, 
From W. Richardson, collector, 1852, 

From R. N. Batchelder, coll'ct'r, 1856, 
From R. N. Batchelder, do., 1857,. 

Note against H. G. Lowell and others, . . 
Deduct amount endorsed on note, 

Due from the county of Hillsborough for 
support of paupers, 



Note against City Liquor Agent for 1856^ 
and interest, 



2600 47 

856 10 

3266 75 

2725 95 

8050 84 
26152 07 

1450 00 
115 91 



$9449 27 

$34202 91 

$1334 Oi' 
381 93 

$45368 20 

156 75 

$45524 95 



CITY DEBT, JANUARY 1, 1858. 



Date of Notes. 


To whom payable. 


When payable. 


Inst, unpaid 
Jan. 1, 1868. 


Amount. 


July 14,1851. 


J. A. Uolmes. 


July 14, 1856. 


2l7 83 


800 00 


Feb. 28, 1852. 


N. Hunt. 


Feb. 28, 1872. 


108 00 


3600 00 


Aug. 17, 1855. 


Jesse Gibson. 


Aug. 17, 1856. 


142 33 


1000 00 


Aug. 24, 1855. 


J. G Eveleth. 


Aug. 24, 1856. 


313 77 


1700 00 


July 1, 1847. 


Certificates of Stock. 


July 1,1862. 


675 00 


225' 00 


July 1, 1847. 




July 1, 1867. 


600 00 


20000 CO 


July 1, 1847. 




July 1, 1872. 


6«0 00 


20000 00 


July 1, 1854. 




July 1, 1874. 


600 Of) 


20000 00 


Jan. 1, 1856. 




Jan. 1, 1880. 


300 00 


10000 00 


July 1, 1857. 




July 1, 1877. 


675 00 


22500 00 



$4231 93 



Actual debt, Jan. 1, 1858, 

Add Interest unpaid Jan. 1, 1858,. 



Total debt and Interest, Jan. 1, 1858, 



$122100 00 

$122100 00 
$4231 93 

$126331 98 



6 



82 



CITY DEBT, 

COMPARED WITH THAT OF LAST YEAR. 

Citj debt at the commencement of the last financial 

year, Jan. 1, 1857, $122,600 00 

The debt has been decreased the past year by the 
payment of five hundred dollars, on J. G. Eve- 
leth's note, 500 00 



Actual debt Jan. 1, 1858, $122,100 00 

lutcrestdue 4,23193 



SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPERTY. 



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

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

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

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

Do. 2, do., do., Concord do., 1300 00 

Do. 2, do., do., Franklin do., 14600 00 

Do. 2, do., do., Merrimack & Union, 13000 00 

Do. 2, do., do., Park street, 8000 00 

Do. 2, do., do., Lowell st. Janesrille 850 00 

Do. 2, do., do., Amoskeag Falls,.. . 200 00 

Do. 2, do., do., Beansville, 2000 00 

Do. 2, do., do., Manchester &Chesn't 8000 00 

Do. 3, do., do., Bakersville, 400 00 

Do. 4, do., do., Goff's Falls, 400 00 

Do. 5. do., do.,. 200 00 

Do. 6, do., do., 300 00 

Do. 7, do., do., 300 00 

Do. 8, do., do., 500 00 

Do. 9, do., do., 700 00 

Do. 10, do., do, 1200 00 

Do. 10, do., do. 6000 00 

Do. 11, do., do., 200 00 

$76050 09 



83 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



Auditor's Office, ) 
City of Manchester, Dec. 31, 1857, \ 
I hereby certify that I have examined the several items of Re- 
eeipta and Expenditures embraced in the foregoing Report of the 
" Joint Standing Committee on Finance," and find the same correct- 
ly cast and properly vouched. 

F. H. LYFORD, City Auditor. 



84 



CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. 



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

G-ENTLEMEN ; In compliance with the duty imposed upon me by 
the Revised Ordinances, I herewith submit to your Honorable Board, 
the following report of the condition of the Fire Department, with 
an appraisal of all the property belonging to the same ; together with 
the number of fires and alarms for the past year ; the amount of 
loss and insurance, as far as could be obtained ; also, the number 
and condition of the reservoirs and other supplies of water within the 
city. 

ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 1. 

HOUSE ON VINE ST. — FIFTY MEN. 

C. H. G. Fosa, Foreman ; J, F. Woodbury, Assistant ; G. Howe, 
Clerk ; E. G. Woodman, Treasurer. 

House and land, SI 125 00 

Engrine and iiose carriage, 1060 00 

100 ft. leading hose (new) 107 00 

250 do. do. (good), 138 00 

450 do, do. (ordinary,) 135 00 

4 lengths suction hose, 50 00 

20 spanner and belts, 10 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 50 00 

2 pipes and nozzles, 35 00 

3 trumpets, 13 50 

2 stoves and pipes, 24 00 

1 hammer, saw and bar, 2 25 

6 torches,... 12 00 

4 spanners, 2 wrenches, 4 00 

1 signal, , 10 00 

1 whiffletree, tin cans and pails, .... 6 00 

1 boiler $3, 1 pump $2, 5 00 

1 jack-screw, $4, 1 shovel, 50 cents, 4 50 

4 life-ropes, 1 50 

50 badges, 12 00 

1 tackle, 5 75 

14 settees, 35 00 

Amount carried forward, $2845 50 



85 

Amount "brought forward, $2845 50 

1 table and chairs, 10 00 

Clock, 4 00 

Sign, 20 00 

oil, 6 GO 

Alcohol, 1 00 

Wood, 11 50 

Gas fixtures, 57 78 

$2955 78 

ENGINE COMPANY NO. 2. 

LOCATED IN MACHINE SHOP YARD. FIFTY MEN ; HOSE CO. ATTACHIH) 

TWENTY-SIX MEN. 

Sam'l G. Langley, Foreman ; J. J. Flanders, Assistant ; A. M, 
Stevens, Clerk ; E. G. W. Bartlett, Treasurer. 

400 ft. leading hose (good), $375 00 

250 do., do. (ordinary), 130 00 

3 fire hats, 12 00 

11 hosemen's caps, 40 00 

10 hosemen's suits, ... 40 00 

70 badges, 5 00 

5 torches, 17 50 

12 hosemen's belts, 6 00 

Ibar, 1 00 

2 trumpets 10 00 

4 life-ropes, 1 25 

1 stove and pipe, 20 00 

10 settees, 38 00 

9 chairs, 3 00 

4 office chairs, 4 GO 

1 table, 5 00 

2 whifBetrees, 3 00 

Half cord wood, .' 2 75 

$713 50 

ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 3. 

HOUSE IN STARK YARD. FIFTY MEN. 

A. M. Kenniston, Foreman ; Sam'l Thompson, Assistant ; J. L. 
Dow, Clerk ; M. 0. Pearson, Treasurer. 

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

200 do. do., (ordinary), JOG 00 

8 fire caps, 24 GO 

1 signal, 12 GO 

Amount carried forward, $463 00 



Amount brought forward, $436 00 

2 trumpets, 10 00 

1 stove and pipe, 24 00 

7 hosemen's suits, 21 00 

3 chairs, 1 50 

1 table, 3 50 

12 office chairs, 12 00 

7 settees, 26 00 

4 gals. Strait's oil, 4 00 

Half cord wood, » 2 75 

$540 75 

ENGINE COMPANY. NO. 4. 

HOUSE ON N. CHESTNUT STREET. — FIFTY MEN. 

Sidney Smith, Forevmn ; Henry Foster, Assistant ; M. D. L. 
Stevens, Clerk ; Henry Foster, Treasurer. 

House and land, $1100 00 

Engine and hose carriage, 1060 00 

300 ft. leading hose, (good), 250 00 

300 do., do. (ordinary), 200 00 

25 ft., suction hose, 50 00 

Extra pipe and nozzles, 20 00 

Oil cans and vise, 7 00 

1 pump, 3 00 

50 badges 10 00 

9 hosemen's suits, 60 00 

1 signal, 14 00 ^ 

4 trumpets, 16 00 

Belts and spanners, 10 00 

1 shovel, 75 

2 stoves and pipe, 20 00 

5 torches, 12 00 

7 life-ropes, 3 00 

10 settees, 26 00 

1 whiffletree, 1 25 

Gas fixtures, 41 55 

Jack screw, 4 50 

Duster, broom, &c., 1 50 

50 keys, 10 00 

Tackle and rope, 5 00 

Sign, 15 00 

Jugs and oil, 4 00 

Alcohol, 1 00 

1 1-2 cord wood, 9 00 

S2954 55 



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ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 5. 

HOUSE ON MANCHESTER STREET. — flFTY MEN. 

B. C. Kendall, Foreman ; 0. E. Kimball, Assistant^; H. M. 
Merrill, Clerk ; D. R. Prescott, Treasurer. 

House and land, $1200 00 

Engine and hose carriage, 975 00 

750 ft. leading hose (good) 600 00 

100 do., do. (ordinary), 50 00 

25 ft. suction hose, HO 00 

2 stoves and pipe, 25 00 

6 torches 15 00 

1 signal, 12 00 

1 boiler, oil cans, jugs and pails,. ... 7 00 
24 spanners and belts, 14 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 50 00 

60 badges, 15 00 

2 locks $2, 60 keys $10, 12 00 

2 shovels $1.25, 1 iron bar, $1,... 2 25 

1 desk and nine chairs, 10 00 

Branch pipe and extra brakes, 10 00 

2 pairs coupling, 6 GO 

Fixtures in hall, 30 00 

9 settees, 22 00 

Iclock, 10 00 

4 trumpets, 1^ 00 

2 wrenches &c., 5 00 

Vise and hammers, 6 00 

1 pump, 2 00 

1 tackle and ropo, 6 00 

Waterpot. washdishes and dippers, . . 2 00 

1 pair cylinders, 2o 00 

Lotofrope, 14 00 

3 double windows, 5 00 

feign, 20 00 

Oil, 5 50 

Alcohol, I 00 

Fluid, '.. 75 

1 3-4 cords wood, 10 37 

Gas fixtures, 41 37 

$3284 24 



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ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 6. 

HOUSK IN MANCHESTER MILLS YARD. FIFTY MEN. 

W. T, Evans, Foreman ; S. Carqill, Assistant ; A. C Watson, 
Clerk ; John Baqley, Treasurer. 

300 ft. leading hose, (good) $240 00 

14 office chairs, 16 00 

4 torches, 12 00 

1 signal, 10 00 

7 settees, 25 00 

8 chairs, 5 00 

1 table, 4 00 

1 trumpet, 4 00 

1 stove and pipe 20 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 50 00 

2 whiffletrees 5 00 

1 lantern, 50 

Oil 5 00 

$396 50 

ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 7. 

HOUSE ON MAIN STREET, PISCATAQUOG. FIFTY MEN, 

A. 0. Wallace, Foreman ; Wm. Boyd, Assistant ; John Moulton, 
Clerk ; W. J. Fisher, Treasurer. 

House, $1025 00 

Engine and hose carriage, 1250 00 

600 ft. leading hose, (good), 450 00 

25 ft. suction hose, 50 00 

4 torches, $15, 2 trumpets $8, 23 00 

1 signal, 15 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 50 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 shovel and dippers 2 00 

14 spanners 7 00 

1 wrench and hammer, 2 00 

6 life ropes, 2 25 

1 rope, 2 00 

1 tackle and rope, 4 00 

1 table, 8 00 

7 chairs, 10 00 

Amount carried forward, $2925 00 



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Amount brought forward. , $2925 00 

6 settees, 24 00 

60 keys, 9 00 

2 whiffletrees, 3 75 

00 badges, • 16 00 

Vise and bench, 5 00 

Wood, 5 00 

4 gals. Strait's oil, 4 00 

1 gal, sperm do., 1 00 

2 gals, alcohol, 2 00 

$2994 75 

HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY, NO. 1. 

HOUSE ON MANCHESTER STREET. FORTY-FIVE MEN. 

MouLTON Knowles, Foreman; Henry L. Drew, Assistant; John 
L. Bradford, Clerk and Treasurer. 

House and land, $950 00 

Carriage 160 00 

Signal, 10 00 

Torches and trumpet, 10 00 

45 badges 9 00 

525 ft. ladders, 125 00 

4 large and 3 small hooks, 40 00 

Axes, shovels and bars, 5 00 

2 hay -forks, 2 buckets, 3 50 

2 stoves and pipes, 12 00 

settees 25 00 

Ropes, 25 00 

Chains, 25 00 

1 jack, 2 00 

Sign, 15 00 

Wood, 4 13 

Oil, 1 50 

Gasfixtures, 20 00 

$1442 13 

HOSE AND HYDRANT COMPANY, NO. 1. 

house in amoskeag mills yard. — forty men. 

CaAs. Barrett. Foreman ; Wm. Cooper. Assistant ; Jona. Horn, 

Clerk and Treasurer. 

1 signal, 12 00 

4 torches, 8 00 

1 table, 12 00 

6 office chairs, 8 50 

Amount carribd forward $40 50 



90 

Amount brought forward, $40 50 

10 settees, 43 20 

1 stove and pipe, 20 00 

8 hosemen's suits, 50 00 

Half cord wood, 2 75 

ENGINEERS. 

16 badges, $16 00 

1 trumpet, 4 00 

3 pairs couplings, 9 00 

10 coats, 55 00 

1 lantern, 3 00 



S156 45 



$87 00 



RECAPITULATION. 

Engine Company, No. 1, $2955 78 

Do. do. do. 2, 713 50 

Do. do. do. 3, 540 75 

Do. do. do. 4, 2954 55 

Do. do. do. 5, 3284 24 

Do. do. do. 6, 396 50 

Do. do. do. 7, 2994 75 

Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1,. 1442 13 

Hose and Hydrant Company, No. 1, 156 45 

Engineers, 87 00 



$15525 65 



The Department has been called out by fires and alarms the 
past year 17 times, viz : 

Feb 1, July, 1, Oct 1, 

April, 4, Aug 4, Dec 1, 

June 2, Sept 3, Total, 17. 

Feb. 7, 1857, Fire in Amoskeag Foundry. Loss, $700 00. No 

insurance. Cause, caught from furnace. 
April 2, 1857, Fire in rear of Union St., in a pile of rags stored in 

a shed. Damage, slight, (^ause, spontaneous combustion. 
April 15, 1857, Slight fire inTremont Block, corner of Manchester 

atid Union Sts., owned by Noah Clark. > Caused by fire falling 

out of a funnel hole on the floor. 
April 18, 1857, Alarm from Amherst St., caused by the partial 

burning of a bed. 
April 28, 1857, Fire at Bakersville — Walter Adriance's tannery. 

Loss, $4000 00. Fully insured. 
June 3, 1857, Fire at Janesville, at Baldwin & Co.'s steam-mill. 

Loss, $1700 00. Insured $5500 00. Cause not ascertained. 



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June 9, 1857, Alarm caused by a slight fire in the Catholic Semi- 
nary. Supposed incendiary. 

July 8, 1857, Alarm caused by the burning of a chimney on Cent- 
ral Street. 

Aug. 2, 1857, Fire at Janesville — destroyed a carpenters' shop be- 
longing toB. Adams, and an unoccupied house used as a store- 
house belonging to Baldwin & Co. Loss, $500 00. Insured, 
$300 00. Supposed to have been set by a small boy. 

Ang. 6, 1857, False alarm. 

Aug. 7, 1857, Slight fire in a house owned by A. W. Dickey, Pis- 
cataquog. Caused by children playing with matches. 

Aug. Ifi, 1857, Alarm from the Center, caused by a slight fire in a 
house owned by J. McGinnis, Supposed to have been set by 
some boys. 

Sept. 2, 1857, Fire at the Print Works in an out-building, caused 
by a defective flue. Damage slight. 

Sept. 7, 1857, Alarm caused by the burning of a chimney in a house 
owned by Thomas Smith, on Manchester Street. 

Sept. 28, 1857, Alarm caused by burning of window curtain in 
Church Court. 

Oct. 7, 1857, Fire in Piscataquog. Destroyed two unoccupied 
houses owned by Rufas Merrill ; cause, incendiary. Loss, $1200 
Fully insured. 

Dec. 10, 1857, Alarm from Vine Street, caused by a fire taking 
from a funnel hole which had been stopped with paper. 

Location and condition of Reservoirs and other supplies of water 
as reported by the Board of Engineers, at the annual examination 
in May, 1857. 



9. 
10. 
11. 

12. 
13. 



Elm St. City Hall. 

Elm St. Smyth's Block. 

Cor. Chestnut and Hanover 
Streets. 

Manchester St. in front of the 
Franklin House. 

Merrimack St. near Chestnut. 

Pine St., between Manches- 
ter and Merrimack. 

Cor. Hanover and Pine Sts. 

Gate " '• " 

Cor. Central and Pine Sts. 

Cor. Concord and Pine Sts. 

Lowell St., at High School 
House. 

Lowell near Nashua St. 

Chester St. near Amherst St., 
(Towlesville.) 



14. Cor Amherst and Chestnut 

Streets. 

15. Tremont Square. 

16. Bridge cor. Birch St. 

17. Cor. Orange and Chestnut 
Streets. 

18. Corner Hanover and Union 
Streets. 

19. Reservoir near Steam Mill, 

(Janesville.) 

20. Bakersville. 

21. Granite St., near Gage & 
Spofibrd's. (Squog.) 

22. Cor. Walnut and Sts. 

23. Piscataquog River. 

24. Pent Stock, near Battin Mill, 

(Amoskeag.) 



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la addition to the above there has been constructed the present 
season one reservoir at the corner of Chestnut and Harrison Streets ; 
one at the corner of Laurel and Beech Streets ; one near the west 
end of Granite Street, Piscataquog, and a well in Amherst Street, 
at the foot of Walnut Street, which is supplied from Hanover 
Square. 

The above were found to be in good condition. There are several 
other permanent supplies such as the ponds on the different Com- 
mons, canals, &c. A reservoir is needed in the south part of the 
City, and one has been recommended to be located in the vicinity of 
Park Square. Anuther will soon be needed on Manchester Street, 
near the foot of Wilson's hill, to accommodate the inhabitants in 
that portion of the City. 

GENERAL REMARKS AND SUGGESTIONS, 

Engine Co. No. L The engine used by this company was built 
by W. C. Hunneman, in 1840, and is the oldest engine in the City. 
During the past year it has been thoroughly repaired and painted, 
and every thing connected with it is in good condition. The engine 
is of medium size with five and a half inch cylinders. 

Engine Co. No. 2. The engine used by this company is a first 
class Hunneman engine, with six and a half inch cylinders, and was 
built in 1852. This engine with 400 feet of hose belongs to the 
Amoskeag Co., the use of which is given to the City. Condition 
good. 

Engine Co. No. 3. This is a Hunneman engine with five and a 
half inch cylinders, and was built in 1854. This engine and a part 
of the apparatus is owned by the Stark Co., all of which is in good 
condition, and at the service of the department in case of fire. 

Engine Co. No. 4. Hunneman engine ; six inch cylinders; built 
in 1849. All the apparatus in uso by this company is in good con- 
dition. The house needs painting, and some other small repairs. 

Engine Co. No. 5. Hunneman engine with five and three-fourth 
inch cylinders. Built in 1844. The apparatus in use by this company 
is all in good working order, but the engine needs painting very 
much, and should be done early in the next season. House needs 
painting also. 

Engine Co. No. 6. Hunneman engine ; six inch cylinders ; built 
in 1 850. The engine and a part of the apparatus is owned by the 
Manchester Mills ; the use of which is given to to the City at firrs. 
Condition good. 

Engine Co. No. 7. Hunneman engine ; six inch cylinders ; built 
in 1855. All the apparatus in use by this company is in good re- 
pair. 

Hook & Ladder Co. Everything connected with this company 
was found to be in good condition. 



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Hose & Hydrant Co. No, 1. The apparatus in use by this com- 
pany, consisting of two hose carriages, buckets, &c., is owned by the 
Amoskeag New Mills, and is given to the City in case of fire. Con- 
dition good. 

The examination of the diiferent buildings where fires are kept, 
was made by a committee of the Board of Engineers, consisting of 
John L. Kelly and Eben French, to see if they were in conformity 
with the regulations adopted by the Board. 

The whole number of stoves examined, 4336 

The whole number of furnaces examined, 55 

The whole number of steam engines examined,. ... 10 

The whole number of cooking ranges examined,. ... IS 

Only IS 4 of the above were considered in and unsafe condition, 
and the owner or occupant was duly notified of the same. The num- 
ber of stoves is not so large as last year by 215, owing to the fact 
of their being so many more empty tenements. 

The anunal examination, I am convinced, was thoroughly made, 
and is no doubt one great precaution against fire. Too much care 
cannot be taken by the citizens in the observance of the regulations 
adopted by the Board of Engineers in regard to this matter, and 
the report shows a smaller n .mber of defects this year than ia 
any previous one, in proportion to the number examincl. The labors 
of the Department, a'though not so arduous as in seme former years, 
have been crowned with that success which always attends their ef- 
forts, and too much praise cannot be rendered to the several compan- 
ies f jr the promptness with which they discharge their duties, and for 
their willingness to submit to all orders. The appropriation for the 
Fire Department should be made without stint, and the Department 
should be characterized by regularity and strict economy in all its 
expenditures ; and during the past year the Board has endeavored 
to be as economical as was consistent with the benefit of the Depart- 
ment. The utmost harmony, &o far as I know, prevails throughout 
the entire department, and to this is mainly owing the secret of its 
success. 

My associate Engineers have been prompt and efficient in the dis- 
charge of their duties, and have labored assiduously for the benefit 
of the Department. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

P. S. BROWN, Chief Engixeer, 

Manchester Fire Department. 

In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Jan. 4, 1858, 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed, 

F. H. LYFORD, City Clerk. 



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THE FOURTH 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 Trus- 
tees ask leave to make their fourth annual report, in connection 
with which is presented that of the Librarian and Treasurer. 

It affords us pleasure to be able to say that the affairs of the 
City Library are in a prosperous condition. Ai no time since its 
establishment has its utility been more apparent or the wisdom of 
its formation more susceptible of proof. Manchester has not escaped 
the universal depression which has fallen on all the cities and vi'- 
lages of our land, and to the hundreds out of employmeiit the Libra- 
ry affonls a most welcome resource. The hours thus rescued from 
idleness and perhaps from dissipation, are of untold value to the 
future welfare of the City. Without fear of undue partiality we 
may say that, next to the schools, this as a free public institution 
has a just claim on your regard. It indeed holds out promise of 
more universal benefit for its doors are open alike to old and young. 
It has been our desire to make selections of books the best in their 
kind in every department of literature, asd although these may be 
necessarily limited in extent, they yet will be found none the les« 
valuable. 

It will be seen from the Librarian's Report that more books are 
now taken and more people resort daily to the Library than at any 
former period. We can ask_ no better evidence of popular esteem. 

While our rooms are ample enough for the present, we yet hope 
that the wisdom of providing against a contingency like that of two 
years since, will not be lost sight of, and that the public may be 
disposed to regard with favor the future erection of a fire-proof 
building. 



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The increase of books by the ordinary appropriation now requires 
more shelf room, and there is also need of more furniture for the 
suitable accommodation of persons who throng the rooms, Un^er 
these circumstances it is thought that an increase over the total ap- 
propriation of last year may be needed. Of the propriety of such 
increase an inspection of the Library Rooms and of the accommo- 
dation they afford will enable you better to determine. 

The Board of Trustees do not wish to close their report without 
expressing their deep sense of the courtesy and consideration with 
which all suggestions in regard to the Library have been received 
by you ; and they entertain a belief no less confident in the friendly 
regard of the incoming government. 

We would particlarly preisent our thanks to those gentlemen 
named in the Librarian's report, who have made us donations of 
books and pamphlets. 

If such favors are small in numbers, they are not the less wel- 
come, and we would bespeak for the Library the friendly regards 
of all who have an interest in the properity of an institution whose 
aim is to do good and diffuse intelligence through the community. 



January 2, 1858. 
In meeting of Board of Trustees of City Library. 
Read and approved. 

J, F. JAMES, President. 
Wm. 0. Clarke, Secretary. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 



To the Board of Trustees of 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 year : 

1857. Dr. 

Jan. 1, To balance on hand, $668 47 

Jan, 17, To cash for catalogue, 62 

Feb. 5, To cash of Eaton for catalogues, 3 00 

May, 4, To cash of Eaton for fines, 3 00 

May, 4, To cash of Eaton for catalogues, 5 00 
Aug. 5, To cash of H. R. Chamberlin, 

City Treasurer, 50 00 

Dec. 17, To cash of H. R. Chamberlin, do. 350 00 

Dec. 19, To cash of H. R. Chamberlin, do. 15 00 

Dec. 19, To cash of Eaton for fines, 5 00 

Dec. 31, To cash of H. R. Chamberlin, 

City Treasurer, 585 00 

$1685 09 

1857. GnT 
Aug. 12, By cash paid Hersey & Tilton, 

for periodicals, 29 39 

Sept. 14, By cash paid Hovey & Co., do. 4 00 
Dec. 19, By cash paid Buckley & Co.,.. 50 
Dec. 19, By cash paid Hersey & Tilton, 28 89 
Dec. 19, By cash paid L. G. Drake,. ... 6 50 
Apr. 7, By cash paid for binding period- 
icals, 4 00 

Dec. 31, By do., do., do., 17 12 

Jan. 5, By cash paid Geo. H, Hubbard, 8 00 

Jan. 29, By cash paid Burnham Bros. . . 138 05 

Feb. 13, By cash paid Burnham Bros... 41 12 

Mar. 22, By cash paid Geo. Shorey 30 00 

Apr. 7, By cash paid C. H. Brown,. ... 5 00 

Amount carried forward, $312 57 



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Amount brought forward, $312 57 

June 20, Bj cash paid Burnham Bros. . , 1 98 

June 20, By cash paid W. H. Fisk 18 00 

July 8, By cash paid Burnham Bros.,.. 402 06 

July 8, By cash paid S. D. Bell, 2 50 

Dec. 3, By cash paid S. N. Bell, 75 

Dec. 17, By cash paid Burnham Bros... 351 91 

Dec. 17, By cash paid Little.Brown & Co. 24 00 

Dec. 31, By cash to balance, 571 32 

$1685 09 



The expenditures for incidental expenses of the Library for the 
year ending Dec. 31st, 1857, the items of which appear at large in 
the Annual Keport of the City, are as follows : 

Newspapers, , 52 33 

Rent, 250 00 

Postage, 10 91 

Fuel, 35 76 

Gas, 82 25 

Insurance, 32 50 

Librarian's salary, 415 50 

Binding Books, 7 23 

Furniture, 56 54 

Printing, 37 50 

Incidentals, 30 39 

Fitting up Rooms, 62 79 



$1073 70 
Balance of appropriation undrawn, 1 42 



$1075 12 



The Liabilities chargeable to the City Library are : 

Newspapers, 15 23 

Librarian's salary, 125 00 

Binding Books, 44 90 

Printing, 3 75 

Incidentals 4 37 



8183 25 



RECAPITULATION OF EXPENSES, &c. 

Amount of appropriation, • $2075 12 

Cash paid Incidental expenses, 1013 70 

Orders of Trustees for Books 1000 00 

Cash to balance, in City Treasury, . . 1 42 

$2075 12 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. N. BELL, Treasurer 

of Trustees of City Library. 
December 31, 1857. 



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

J. F. JAMES, ) Co7n. on AccHs 
E. M. TOPLIFF. \ of City Library. 



Auditor's Ojffice, ) 
City of Manchester, Jan. 1, 1858, \ 
I hereby certify that I have examined the several items of Re- 
ceipts 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. 



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LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



Gentlemen of the Board of Trustees : 

The Librarian asks leave to present his fourth Annual Keport on 
the condition of the Library. 

The whole number of persona who, up to this date, have compli- 
ed with the regulations established for taking books is fifteen hun- 
dred and fifty. 

During the two hundred and fifty days of the past year in which 
the Library has been open to the public, twenty-three thousand one 
hundred and forty volumes have been given out. Of this number, 
fourteen are missing, and five were lost in 1856, making in all 
since July, 1856, nineteen. 

The number of books in the Library by count, is five thousand 
one hundred ninety-one ; an increase over the number last annually 
reported of eleven hundred volumes. 

Ine amount received for fines and sale of catalogues is twenty- 
five dollars and eighteen cents — -of which, sixteen dollars have been 
paid over to the treasurer, and nine dollars eighteen cenis remain 
in my hands. 

Donations of books and pamphlets have been made by — 

The Late Hon. James Bell, Hon. Jacob F. James, 
Hon. Luther V. Bell, Hon. Moody Currier, 

Hon. John P. Hale, Stephen G. Clarke, Esq., 

Hon. Mason W. Tappan, Dr. Geo. H. Hubbard. 

Hon. Daniel Clark, 

F. B. EATON, Librarian. 
City Library Rooms, January 2, 1858. 



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REPORT OF OVERSEERS OF POOR, 



To the Mayor and Alderman and Common Council of 
the City of Manchester: 

In compliance with the requirements of law, the Overseers of 
the Poor of said City, herewith present their annual Report. 

Whole number of paupers assisted the last year is 778, of which 
647 have no settlement in this State; 71 having a settlement in this 
City, and 60 having settlements in some other towns in the State. 

Whole number of deaths during the year is 55, of which 30 
were county paupers, 8 City paupers and 17 from other towns in 
this State. 

There has been a decided improvement in the mauagement of the 
household affairs' the past year. The convicts to the house of cor- 
rection, have been kept entirely separate from the paupers. The 
treatment of the inmates of the house has been kind and humane. 
We therefore regard it our duty to observe here that Mr. and Mrs. 
Hardy have discharged faithfully and acceptably to us the import- 
ant and difficult duties entrusted to them. 

Every apartment in the house has been kept neat and clean, and 
economy and prudence have been observed throughout the establish- 
ment. W^e would recommend the re-appointment of Mr. Hardy 
provided his services can be obtained. 

We have sent to the County Almshouse the past year 84 persons, 
having no settlement in the State of New Hampshire — 

Of which number 54 were from Ireland, 
Do. do. 7 do. Canada, 

Do. do. 5 do. England, 

Do. do. 4 do. Scotland, 

Do. do, 14 were Americans. 

The greatest number of paupers at the City Almshouse during the 
year past is 19, the average number 9. There has been sent to the 
House of Correction during the same time 46. 



101 



3 


? 3 2 






"^O 


o 
H 


125 


72 


313 


138 


83 


400 


134 


83 


419 


230 


117 


56S 


140 


46 


443 



The following figures will show the number sent to the House of 
Correction for the last five years. 



From Jan'y 1, 1853 to Jan'y 1, 1854, 
Do. do. 1, 1854 do. 1, 1855, 
Do. do. 1, 1855 do. 1, 1856, 
Do. do. 1, 1856 do. 6, 1857, 
Do. do. 6, 1857 do. 5, 1858, 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

J. F. JAMES, Chairman. 
S. S. MOULTON, ) 

ALPHEUS BOD WELL, Overseers of the 
JACOB PEAVY, ! p_ f... 

M. N. YOUNG, ^""'•' ^'^y 

C.H.BROWN, \ of Ma7ichester. 

JOHN L. KELLY, J 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Jan. 4, 1858. 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed, 

F. H. LYFORD, City Clerk. 

In Common Council, Jan'y 4, 1858. 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed, 

A. B. SHATTUCK, Clerk. 



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CITY FARM AND ALMS HOUSE REPORT. 



To the City Council of Manchester : 

Gentlemen : — The undersigned, to whom was entrusted the 
charge of the City Farm, the past year, herewith submit the follow- 
ing Report : 

Soon after entering upon the duties assigned us, we were of 
the opinion that the property at the farm, or a part of it, was val- 
ued higher than it would bring in market ; we, therefore, caused a 
new appraisal to be made. The result of the last appraisal showed 
a difference of four hundred dollars less than the estimate first made. 
We have therefore taken the average of the two estimates as the 
amount of stock on hand Dec. 24, 1857. 

We were also disappointed to find that the house was not suffic- 
iently furnished to accommodate a family of eight or ten persons, 
in consequence of which, it has required a considerable outlay of 
money to purchase only what was requi-j-its and absolutely necessary 
for the comfort and convenience of the family and the inmates of 
the house. 

The improvements upon the Farm and buildings, the past year, 
have been very creditable to the Superintendent,. whom, we are hap- 
py to say, has faithfully and successfully discharged the important 
duties of his station to our entire satisfaction and the profit to the 
city. 

There has been built, the past year, fifty rods of stone wall on the 
Farm, the most of which is thick bank wall, substantial and perma- 
nent. Some alterations and improvements have been made in and 
about the barn. The stalls for cattle have been fitted up to make 
them dry and comfortable. Doors have been made for the barn 
cellar, and a flight of stairs to pass from one story to the other ; and 
many other improvements have been made in the house, making it 
more convenient and giving it a better appearance, which speaks 
well for the industry and good taste of the Superintendent. 

The general arrangements and appearance of the house inside 
seem to be complete showing every one who visits there that the 
lady who presides there has a place for everything and everything 
in its place, and also that the unfortunate poor who are compelled to 
seek a home there, have been dealt with by kind hands and feeling 
hearts. 



103 

In appraising the property this year at the Farm, we have valu- 
ed it, in some instances, as high as it was last year, for instance : 
the bedding is in much better condition, they having been thoroughly 
cleansed and repaired, making them more decent and comfortable. 
The stock we have appraised to correspond with the times, there 
having been a great depreciation since last year, and also on hay, 
grain and various other articles. 

In many instances we have valued them the same as last year, 
there being additions and repairs which will make them quite as 
good. 

The Farm is in as good condition, in every respect, as it was last 
year. The cattle have not been allowed to run upon the mowing 
ground from summer till winter, and tread it up, nor to graze it 
even with the earth. There has been ninety loads of street scrap- 
ings conveyed to the Farm, the past year. 

The following figures will show the receipts and espendtures. 
The items in detail will be found under the appropriation for City 
Farm. 



IN\^BNTORY OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AT THE 
ALMS-HOUSE, DEC. 1«, 1857. 

1 horse, $100 00 

1 pair oxen, 175 00 

1 pair four year old oxen, 140 00 

5 cows, $20©.00 ; 1 three year old heifer, $40,00,. .. 240 00 

15 fowls, $3.00 ; 3 turkeys, 2.25, 5 25 

18 tons English hay. No. 1, 270 00 

22 tons English hay. No. 2, 264 00 

6 tons meadow hay, 45 00 

1 ton rowen hay, 15 00 

6 ton oat straw, 48 00 

3 tons corn fodder, 24 00 

2 1-2 bush, beans, $2.50 ; 1-2 bush, peas, .50, 3 00 

^94bush. oats, 42 30 

160 bush, corn, $160.00 ; 60 bush, potatoes, $39.00,. 199 00 

shoats, (600 lbs) $48.00; 2 live pork,(500 lbs) $87.00 85 50 

2 bbls. beef, $32.0j0 ; 3 1-2 bbls. pork, $70.00., 102 00 

2 1-2 bbls. soap and bbls. $13.00 ; 100 lbs. lard, $14.00 27 00 

35 lbs. candles, $4.20 ; 10 meat bbls., $5.00, 9 20 

1 bbl. cider. $3.00 ; 14 cider bbls., $14.00, 17 00 

4 bbls. vinegar, $16.00 ; 50 lbs. soap grease, $3.50,. 19 50 
6 bush, ashes, 75 

Amount carrihd forward, $1831 50 



104 

Amount brougut forward, S1S31 50 

1 single wagon, $50.00 ; 1 night wogon, $75.00 125 00 

1 horse cart, $20.00 ; 1 ox cart, $70.00, 90 00 

2 cart bodies, $25.00 ; 2 hay bodies and spires, $24.00 49 00 

1 sleigh $20, 6 ox-sleds $75, 95 00 

4 ploughs $25, 2 grindstones $8, 33 00 

whiiHetrees $3. 1 shavehorse and beetle $1.50, 4 00 

20 feed boxes $5, 1 meal box $2, 7 00 

1 mixing box $3, 4 large chains $8, 11 00 

6 trace chains $2, 5 tie chains $1.25, 3 25 

26 ties, bows and rings $8.60, 2 buffalo robes, $18, ... 26 60 

1 double harness $30, 1 single harness $15, 45 CO 

1 cart harness $15, 1 lead harness $10, 25 00 

2 setts hay-poles $1.17, 1 chest tools, $15, 16 17 

1 grain cradle $3.50, 2 tons old iron $40 43 50 

1 screw wrench $1.50, 6 other wrenches $2.50, 4 00 

1 sledge and trench $2, 3 ox yokes and iron bars $18, 20 00 
6 hay forks and 6 manure forks and claw, 8 50 

2 harrows, $16, 2 cultivators $2.50, 18 50 

3 iron bars $5, 8 scyths and snaths $9, 14 00 

12 rakes, 5 flails, 6 sickles, $9 ; 1 winnowing mill and 1 

corn shel'er, |20 ; horse rake & 2 wheel barrows $7 36 00 

6 axes, $5; cant-hook, wood saw and horse, $2,50,.. . 7 50 

4 grub hoes and 12 baskets, $5 ; set measures and 

solder iron, $2 7 00 

4 picks and 5 padlocks, $3 ; scalding tub, 50c, 3 50 

1 tree scraper and bush scythe, $3,50 ; 1 work and 

meat bench, $4, 7 50 

Ladders, $8; curry comb and brushes, $1,50, 9 50 

1 wagon body, $12 ; 2 drags, $4, 16 00 

Halters, blankets and circingles, 8 00 

8 hoes and 10 shovels, $8 : cops pin, brand iron, $1,25, 9 25 

2 wheel jacks, $2 ; 2 water troughs, $8, 10 00 

2 pumps and pipe $2, 500 lbs. nails $20 22 00 

4 muzzle baskets, 1,25 ; 2 axles and night body, 13 25 

Carpenters' horses paint dish. &c 1 25 

1 string bells $1.50. jugs, cans, and oil $3.50, 5 00 

13 feather beds, matrerses and bedding, 148 00 

2 cook stoves and 8 other stoves, 50 00 

16 window curtains $3.50, 3 rocking chairs $5, 8 50 

15 common chairs $3, 18 dining chairs $6, 9 00 

13 tables $11, 6 looking glasses $3.75, ; 14 75 

1 clock $2.50, 6 wash tubs $2.70, 5 20 

15 earthern pots $2, 12 boxes $1, 3 00 

Amount carried forward, $2864 22 



1U5 

Amount brought foiiward, $2864 22 

6 stone posts $5.25; 4 milk cans 50c, $5 75 

48 milk pans $7.50, 4 milk pails $1.60 9 10 

CoflFee & tea pots $2, castor, pepper box & salt dish 90c 2 90 

3 hats $1.50, 1 pr. fire dogs, shovels and tongs $1.50 3 00 
C chambers and bed pan $4, 14 common pails $1.75,. 5 75 
1 meal chest $4, 24 meal bags and sacks $2.50 6 50 

4 setta knives and forks and spoons, 4 50 

4 light stands $1.75, 1 bed wrench lOc v 1 85 

5 blocks and chains $17, 2 setts fetters $7, 24 00 

1 pr. handcuffs $1.50, 2 cupboards $2 3 50 

Cake boards and pin, 1 Bible and Testament, 2 75 

2 clothes-horses and 1 coffee mill, 1 75 

1 whitewash brush and wash bench aud 4 wash boards, 1 75 

3 bread troughs $3.25, 1 cheese safe $2, 5 25 

2 lanterns, 5 lamps and 1 dinner bell, 2 75 

3 clothes, baskets, reel and- swifts and mop handles, ... 200 

2 chop knives and mortar, 1 00 

3 chest and drawers, 5 trunks, 5 00 

42 plates $1.85, 11 bowls 75c, dry sink $1, 3 60 

1 churn $1.25, cullender and tin pails $1, 2 25 

Wash basins and oil cans, '. 1 00 

6 jugs, lamp trimmer and clothes lines, 2 50 

1 steamer and tunnel $1, tin plates, sugar buckets and 

trays $2 3 00 

1 bbl. flour $7, 5 bush, meal and bbls. 5.42 12 42 ' 

1 pr. steelyards $2.50, 1 hay cutter $8 -^^ ^2 

3 steel traps, 60c, wash bowl and pitcher 67c, 1 27 

Butcher knives, &c., $2.33, tin ladles $2.50, 4 83 

5 lbs. zinc SOc, new wash boiler $2.50, candlesticks 37c 3 67 

1 new kettle 30c, bottle and twine 45c, 75 

1 hay knife $1.25, new suction pump $2, 3 25 

1 1-2 bush, salt 75c, 2 prs table covers $2, 2 75 

Towels and wiping cloths $3, 6 Russia bread pans $5,' 8 00 

1 table sett ware $22.80, 16 tumblers -$1.28, 24 08 

8 doz. clothes pins 25c, bed cords $3.50. mats 50c. ... 4 25 

Butter tubs 50c. 3 soap dishes 32c, tea tray 50c, .... 1 32 

6 waiters 25c, cups & saucers 45c, nappies &pans $1.50 2 20 
10 pitchers and mugs $1.25, ewer, basin and stand $1, 2 25 
24 tin bake pans and basins $2.75, 4 tin ladles 60c.. 3 35 

4 scoops and skimmers 87c. 1 tin cream pot $1.25,.. . 2 12 

2 match safes 16c, 2 brushes and 3 brooms 75c 91 

1 dish pan 70c, knife tray and selves SI, 1 70 

Fork and mixing spoons 37c, half bbl. apple-sauce $4, 4 37 

Amount carried forward, $3059 66 



106 

Amount brought forward $3059 66 

1 pot preserves SI. 50, crackers 70c 2 20 

25 lb3 dry apples $2, groceries $10.50 12 50 

1 3-4 lbs. woolen yarn $1.75, 2 gals, molasses 75c.. . 2 50 

100 lbs. cod fish $4, 50 lbs. butter $10, 1 4 00 

1 1-2 bush. Timothy seed, $5, 8 lbs. clover seed $1,.. 6 00 

1500 ft. lumber $22.50, thread and needles 50c 23 00 

Lot paint $2, flannel $2.50, medicines $2, 6 50 

Candlesticks and snuffers $1, 4 gal. pickles 75c 1 75 

60 bush, turnips $20, 20 bush, carrots $6.66 26 66 

9 bbl. apples $ 18, 600 heads cabbage $ 1 8, 36 00 

50 lbs. fresh meat $4, bricks and shingles $2, 6 00 

2-3 cask lime 75c, bush hook $1.25, 2 00 



$:n98 77 



KECAPITULATION. 
Dr. 

To stock on hand, Dec. 23, 1856, $4582 73 

Expenditures the current year, 1338 22 

Interest on Farm, 1047 60 

Amount due superintendent to Jan'y 1, 1858, 271 00 

Amount due Samuel P. Duncklee, to Jan'y 1, 1858, 187 50 



$7427 05 
Cr. 

By stock on hand as per Inventory, Dec. 16. 1857,.. $3198 77 

Stock and produce sold from Farm, 1700 65 

Received of county of Hillsborough for support of 

paupers, 18 00 

Bills unpaid and due the farm, , 27 00 

Supporting 9 paupers 441 weeks, 771 75 

Paid outstanding bills contracted priorto Jan.6, 1857 282 95 

Paid clothiag for paupers and convicts, 50 00 

Paid boarding convicts unable to work, 30 00 

50 cords of wood at Farm, 150 00 

20 logs ready for mill, 36 00 

Permanent improvements on Farm and Buildings,.. 310 00 

Building 50 rods of thick bank wall, 100 00 

Drawing 90 loads street manure to Farm, 270 00 



15 13 
Amount to balance, 481 93 

$7427 05 



107 

Of the amount of expenditures $863.92 was paid for support- 
ing paupers off the Farm who have a settlement in this city, which 
deducted will leave a balance in favor of the Farm of $381.99. 

We have charged $1047.60 as interest on the Farm, valuing the 
same at $17,460. It is very apparent that there is quite too much 
money id land and buildings to make it profitable to the city for 
farming purposes ; we would therefore recommend the sale of part 
of the farm as soon as the times will warrant. 

J. F. JAMES, ) Com. on 

DAVID ATWOOD, ( City Farm. 

In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Jan. 4, 1858. 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed. 

F. H. LYFORD, City Clekk. 

In Board of Common Council, Jan'y 4, 1858. 
Read, accepted and ordered to be printed. 

A. B. SHATTUCK, Clerk. 



]08 



KEPORT OP LIQUOR AGENT. 



To his Honor the Mayor and Board of Aldertnen : 

Gentlemen : — The following Report is respectfully submitted, 
exhibiting the Receipts and Expenditures, of the Liquor Agency, 
from April 1st to December 20th, 1857. 

CASH ACCOUNT. 

1857. Dr. 

Dec. 20, To cash received for Liquors sold, $2699 94 

Cr. 

By cash paid Liquors as per 

vouchers S1889 82 

By cash paid for acc't books, fau- 
cets, corks, insurance, adver- 
tising, &c., 79 38 

By cash paid on acc't of old bills 402 6G 

By cash paid six months salary 

of agent, to Oct. 1st, 250 00 

Balance of cash, 78 08 

$2699 94 

LIQUOR ACCOUNT. 

1S57. Dr. 

April 1, To am't of Liquor rec'd of city, $890 67 
To am't of do. bought to Dec. 

20th, 1857, 2212 79 

To am't paid for account books, 

advertising, &c., 79 38 

To am't of agent's salary to Dec. 

20th 359 52 

To balance of profit, 23 31 

$3565 67 

Contra Cr. 

By am't received for Liquors 

sold to Dec. 20th, $2699 94 

By stock of Liquors on hand 

Dec. 20th, 865 73 

$3565 67 



109 

The bills outstanding against the present agency is S3'22.97 for 
Liquor, and $109.52 balance due agent for salary, from Oct. 1st, 
to Dec. 20th, 1857. 



In laying this report before you, allow me to say that the great- 
est care and precaution has been used to ensure the purchase of 
good liquors. The stock which was obtained from H. Gr. Connor 
was examined and appraised by two experienced men in the business 
and has given entire satisfaction. 

In addition to the above, I have bought of Messrs. Blanchard and 
Gilson, one bbl. of Holland Gin. In July, after the change of the 
tariff, I purchased of Messrs. Foster & Taylor, a well known import- 
ing firm (who do not break packages), a three fourths pipe of double 
pine apple Gin, which I took from the Custom House Officer at the 
Bonded Warehouse, and saw it loaded on the cars for this city. 

September 7th, I went to the same firm, and using the same care 
ai>d precaution, purchased one eighth pipe of Pinet Castillon Brandy, 
a part of which is now in the cellar. 

In October, I purchased of the above firm, another cask of Gin 
of the same kind and quality, as the first purchased of them. 

The above is, with the exception of five gallons sample Brandies 
and five gallons Sherry Wine, all the foreign liquors I have purchas- 
ed. The Alcohol and Rum have been obtained direct from the Dis- 
tilleries, and they have given general satisfaction so far as known. 

The average amount of sales, per day, for six months ending Oct. 
ist, $12,027. From Oct. 1st, to Dec. 20, eighty days, the average 
per day, $6,231. The number of sales fi'om April 1st to Dec. 
20th, is 12,806. All of which is respectfully submitted, 

M. G. J. TEWKSBURY, Agent. 



no 



VALUATION, TAXES, &C., 



Year. 


Valuation. 


Taxes. 


No. of polls. 


Poll Tax. 


1838 


$555,270 00 


$2,235 49 


244 


$1 66 


1839 


604,963 00 


3,029 84 


427 


2 14 


1840 


946,200 00 


3,986 56 


772 


2 20 


1841 


1,229,054 00 


9 563 74 


892 


3 49 


1842 


1,430,524 00 


12,952 44 


1,053 


2 76 


1843 


1,598,826 00 


13,764 32 


1,053 


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 


IS47 


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 00 


44,979 92 


2,518 


2 47 


1850 


5,832,080 00 


48,974 23 


2,820 


2 87 


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 


1855 


9,244,062 00 


114,214 08 


3,760 


2 96 


1857 


9,983,862 00 


84,862 98 


3,695 


2 04