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FINANCES.

[From Treasurer's Report, June 6, 1849.] Chief Sources of Income. Pay of Senate,

2,079.80 Proceeds of sales of public lands, $11,181.36

Pay of Representatives,

39,864.50 For money borrowed,

24,545.66 Surplus Revenue,

2,500.00 Railroad tax,

State printers,

3,241.85 38,569.64

526.00 Money borrowed,

Publishing laws,

44,682.00 Civil commissions (fees), .

N. H. Asylum - Support of insane, 1,643.30

407.54 State tax for 1848 and previous

Perkins Institution,- Education of
blind,

450.00 years,

59,978.40
American Asylum,

Education of deaf and dumb,

2,100.00 Principal Items of Expenditure. State Library,

232.99 Salaries, Executive and Judiciary, $ 18,881.05 Officers' School of Instruction, 1847 Pay of Council, 1,065.80l and 1848,

7,589.67 Total receipts for the year ending June 6, 1849,

$ 155,364.29 Total expenditures for the same period, .

149,237.49 Balance in Treasury, June 6, 1849,

6,126.80 State of the Treasury, June 6, 1849. Total amount of available funds,

$6,509.55 Total amount of indebtedness,

31.351.67 Balance against the Treasury, ·

$ 24,842.12 Statement of the Condition of the several Banks in New Hampshire, on the

1st Monday of June, 1849.

Names of Banks.

Place of
Business

Capital Stock actually

paid in.

Specie.

Deposits.

Circulation.

Amount of debts due the

bank and of real es-
state.

e Amount of bills of other

banks and of deposits in other banks.

Amoskeag,

Manchester,
Ashuelot,

Keene,
Belknap County, Meredith Bridge,
Cheshire,

Keene,
Claremont, Claremont,
Connecticut River, Charlestown,
Derry,

Derry, Dover,

Dover, Granite,

Exeter, Great Falls,

Somersworth, Lancaster, Lancaster, Lebanon,

Lebanon, Manchester,

Manchester, Mechanics',

Concord, Merrimack County, Concord, Mech. and Traders', Portsmouth, New Ipswich,

New Ipswich, Nashua,

Nashua, Piscataqua Exch., Portsmouth, Rochester,

Rochester, Rockingham,

Portsmouth, Strafford,

Dover, Winchester,

Winchester, Total,

$100,000 $4,055 $20,069 $ 79,379 $196,463 $15,842
100,000 4,553 9,438 68,665 161,412 7,852

50,000 2,400 4,039 46,585 96,744| 5,177
100,000 5,186 15,530 71,884 184,471 9,699
60,000 4,186 9,423 41,555 191,460 24,561
90,000
7,034 58,261

51,585 194,07€ 4,449 20.000 1,017

6,624 23,620 6,870 75,000 4,245 20,636 54,445 148,373 8,879 100.000 5,580

9.909

56,571 150,476 17,043 100,000 4,189 5,924 72,516 172,010 7,378

50,000 2,526 13,486 30,467 111,138 3,107 100,000 11,256

7,743

74,388 148,213 27.634 100,000 7,852 14,924 95,181 182,525 29,638 100,000 8,524 19,045 82,834 201,597 12,591

80,000 12,114 12.765 72,895 147,652 16,271 110,000 13,868 68.727 101, 150 257,86€ 19,334 100,000

6.588! 3,566 42,264 128,693 14,248 100,000 14,911 27,132 84,815 198,663 28,373 200,000 9,017 50,395 141.218 335,509 52,064 100,000 5,872 4,579 42,008 134,34€ 10,347 143.000 14,470 41,186 79,260 258,036 11,379 100,000 3,187 21,315 65,984 184,939 7,362

100,000 3,076 5,539 46,332 143.381 8,211 2,178,000 155,707 143,629 1,508,608 3,839,469 348,319

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Common Schools. The present school law is in the third year of its existence. Already, however, much in. terest has been excited in the cause of education, and in the improvement of the common school system. The returns to the 20th of May, 1849, are from all but 7 towns, and give the following statistics, to wit:Whole number of school districts reported,

2,137 Number of scholars in the winter schools,

80,072 Average attendance in the winter schools,

59,812 Number of scholars in the summer schools,

64,036 Average attendance in the summer schools, .

47,084 Average length of the winter schools in weeks,

9.8 Average length of the summer schools in weeks, .

8.5 Average monthly wages of male teachers, exclusive of board,

$ 14.13 Average monthly wages of female teachers, exclusive of board, $5.95 Number of male teachers employed in the winter schools,

1,316 Number of female teachers employed in the winter schools,

807 Amount of money raised by taxes for the schools,

8132,771.22 Amount contributed in board and fuel,

$7,519.44 Income of local funds,

86,287.62 Amount of literary fund,

$ 10,452.10 Amount raised for the Teachers' Institute, about

$ 1,500.00 Whole amount raised for the benefit of the schools during the year, $ 159,430.38 Including the amount raised in the towns not reported, the entire amount would not be much less than $ 160,000, which is about $ 60,000 more than is required to be raised by law, and $ 10,000 more than was raised last year.

State Prison, Concord. - James Moore, Warden, salary, $ 800; Rev. Eleazer Smith, Chaplain ; William Prescott, M. D., Physician. Whole number of convicts in prison, July 1, 1848, 77. Received since, 17. Whole number, 94. There have been discharged during the year, by expiration of sentence, 9; by pardons, 2; death, 1;= 12. Leaving in prison, May 31, 1849, 82. Of those remaining in prison, 80 are males, and 2 are females. The ages of the convicts at the time of their conviction were as follows:- Under 15 years of age, 2; from 15 to 20, 17; 20 to 30, 35; 30 to 40, 17; 40 to 50,5; 50 to 60, 4; 60 to 70, 1; 70 to 80, 1. Of the convicts now in prison, 57 were committed for offences against property, as burglary, house-breaking, horse-stealing, larceny, &c.; 6 for arson and malicious burning; 9 for rape or attempt to commit rape ; 5 for manslaughter; 4 for murder. There are 9 sentenced for life; 3 for 20 years; 3 for 15 years ; 2 for 14 years; 1 for 11 years; 6 for 10 years; 12 for 5 years; 18 for 3 years; and 1 for 1 year. Of the whole number, 17 are for eigners, and 45 natives of New Hampshire. 21 convicts are employed in the cabinet shop; 31 in the shoe shop; 12 in the smith shop; the 2 females are employed in sewing. The ex. penditures for the year were $5,631.22; the receipts were $ 4,735.89; making a balance against the prison of $895.33. The amount owed by the prison, May 31, 1849, was $ 2,226.01. By the report of the chaplain, it appears that each convict has been furnished with a good newspaper weekly, and that considerable progress has been made in writing, arithmetic, &c. The prison library now consists of nearly 600 volumes.

New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane, Concord. — Andrew McFarland, Superintend. ent. Since the opening of the asylum, for nearly seven years, there have been admitted, 10 May 31, 1819, 627 patients ; 196 have been cured, and 114 now remain in the institution. Of these, 52 are males and 62 females. The number of patients admitted during the past year was 81. Of these, 32 were males and 49 were females. 76 were discharged during the year. Of these, 36 (16 males and 20 females) had recovered; 15 (9 males and 6 females) had partially recovered; 11 (6 males and 5 females) had remained stationary; and 14 (6 males and 8 females) died. The number of patients is now so large as to require more ample ac

commodations than the present asylum gives. The receipts of the asylum from all sources, for the year ending May 31, 1849, were $ 11,829.95. The expenditures for the same period were $ 12,132.89. There is due the asylum $3,402.79. Deduct $1,934 owed by the asylum, and also deficiency of income for the past year, and the asylum has a balance in its favor of $ 1,165.79.

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III. VERMONT.
Government for the Year ending October, 1850.

Salary. Carlos CoolidgE, of Windsor, Governor (term ends Oct. 1850), $ 750 Robert Peirpont, of Rutland, Lieut.-Gov. f. Pres. Sen., $4 a day. George Howes, of Montpelier, Treasurer,

400 James McM. Shafter, of Burlington, Secretary of State,

275 George F. Houghton, of St. Albans, Sec. Civil und Military Affairs, 200 Silas H. Hodges, of Rutland, Auditor of Accounts,

150 De Witt C. Clarke, of Burlington, Secretary of the Senate,

250 Wm. C. Kittridge, of Fairhaven, Speaker of the House. Ferrand F. Merrill, of Montpelier, Clerk of the House,

400 C. W. Carpenter, of Northfield, Slate Librarian,

100 Hiram Harlow, of Windsor, Superintendent of State Prison, 500 F. W. Hopkins, of Rutland, Adjutant and Insp.-General, Horace Eaton, of Enosburg, Superintendent of Common Schools. Hampden Cutts, of Hartland, Commissioner of the Insane. Pierpoint Isham, of Bennington, Bank Commissioner.

The Senate was established in 1836. The House of Representatives is composed of about 230 members, one member from each town. Pay of the members of each House, $ 1.50 a day during the session of the Legislature.

JUDICIARY.
Supreme Court.

Salary. Stephen Royce, of Berkshire, Chief Judge,

1,375 Isaac F. Redfield, of Randolph, Associate Judge,

1,375 Milo L. Bennett, of Burlington,

1,375 Daniel Kellogg, of Rockingham,

1,375 Hiland Hall, of Bennington,

1,375 Luke P. Poland, of Morristown,

1,375 Peter T. Washburn, of Woodstock, Reporter,

450 Clerks of Supreme and County Courts. Counties.

Residence.
Bennington, Samuel H. Blackmer,

Bennington.
Windham,
Marshall Miller,

Fayetteville.
Rutland,
Frederic W. Hopkins,

Rutland.
Windsor,
Norman Williams,

Woodstock.
Addison,
George S. Swift,

Middlebury.

66

each county

Counties.

Residence.
Orange,
Calvin Blodgett,

Chelsea.
Chittenden, David B. Buckley,

Burlington.
Washington, Shubael Wheeler,

Montpelier.
Caledonia,
G. A. Burbank,

Danville.
Lamoile,
Harlow B. Smith,

Hydepark.
Grand Isle, Elijah Haynes,

North Hero.
Franklin,
Joseph H. Brainerd,

St. Albans.
Orleans,
Henry M. Bates,

Irasburg.
Essex,
Wm. H. Hartshorn,

Guildhall. The judiciary powers are vested in a Supreme Court, consisting of six judges; in County Courts, or Courts of Common Pleas, comprising six circuits, each County Court being composed of one judge of the Supreme Court, who is, ex officio, chief justice of the County Courts of his circuit, and two assistant judges for each county; and in justices of the peace; all the judges and justices being chosen annually by the Legislature. The Supreme Court sits once, and the County Courts twice a year, in

Each judge of the Supreme Court is Chancellor of a circuit. The Court of Chancery has two stated sessions annually in each county, and is always in session for all purposes except the final hearing of a cause. An appeal from the decree of the Chancellor lies to the Supreme Court.

Common Schools. — Number of school districts in the State, 2,616; number of children between 4 and 18 years, 98,000; average of wages paid male teachers per month, $ 13.12; average

of wages paid female teachers per month, $5.26 ; average length of schools in the year, 25 weeks; average amount paid for each scholar, $ 1.33. 63 per cent. of the schools were taught by females. The school fund was abolished in 1845 to pay the State debt.

State Prison. — Year ending Sept. 1, 1848. — Number of convicts, Sept. 1, 1847, 55; admitted during the year, 19 ; total, 74. 22 were discharged during the year: 14 by expiration of sentence; 7 by pardon; and 1 escaped. One of the prisoners is a female. The income of the prison for the year was $4,234.46. Expenditures, $ 7,588.93. Balance for the year against the prison, $3,354.47.

Vermont Asylum for the Insane, Brattleboro'. - William H. Rockwell, M. D., Superin tendent. Since the opening of the asylum, there have been admitted, to September, 1843, 1,323 patients; 1,011 have been discharged, and 312 remain in the institution. Of the 1,323 patients thus admitted, 592 have recovered, equal to 44.74 per cent. ; 143 have died, equal to 10.80 per cent. Of the 1,011 discharged, 592 have recovered, equal to 58.55 per cent. During the year ending August 1st, 1848, the whole number of patients was 460. Admitted, 156; discharged, 148; remaining in the institution, 312. Of those discharged, 84 were cured, and 36 died.

Terms of Admission. - For the first six months, $ 2 per week, and $1.75 afterwards. When the insanity is connected with epilepsy or paralysis, $ 2.50 per week. Patients are received from other States for $2 per week, or $ 100 per year.

Banks. — Number of banks in the State, 21 ; capital paid in, $ 1,604,225; circulation, $1,733,482; due depositors, $ 269,228.75. Total liabilities, $3,613,350.25. Resources, $3,791,390.64.

FINANCES.
For Fiscal Year ending September 1, 1848.
Amount received into the Treasury,

$ 99,076.87
expended,

95,417.47 Balance in Treasury Sept. 1st, 1848,

3,659.40

Principal Items of Expenditure.

Principal Sources of Revenue. Expenses of the Legislature, $ 25,829.02 In Treasury, Sept. 1, 1847, $5,027.06 Executive expenses, – salaries, 2,461.66 From taxes,

70,011.67 Expenses of the Judiciary, 43,618.38 Taxes on bank dividends,

2,566.32 Military expenses, 987.40 Safety and School Funds,

3,397.88 Relief of infirm poor, insane, and deaf Peddlers', &c., licenses,

12,624.73 and dumb,

8,015.59 Loan from Bank of Brattleboro', 5,000.00 Common Schools, 2,317.18 All other sources,

5,449.12 Geological Survey,

1,116.30 Agricultural,

1,570.77 Financial disbursements,

9,501.17

State Liabilities, Sept. 1, 1848.
Indebted to Safety Fund Banks, $ 33,036.20 To meet which, it has, –
Salaries due, &c.,
5,071.08 Balance in the Treasury,

$ 3,659.40 Bank of Brattleboro', 5,000.00 Taxes not collected,

34,215.03 Notes for School Fund,

6,746.30 48,107.28 From County Clerks,

148.58 Deduct resources,

48,584.04

Demands (good) in hands of State's Balance in favor of the State, 476.70 Attorneys,

3,965.31 48,584.04

IV. MASSACHUSETTS.
Government for the Year ending the 1st Wednesday in January, 1850.

Salary. GEORGE N. BRIGGS, of Pittsfield, Governor,

$ 2,500 John Reed,

of Yarmouth, Lieutenant-Governor, $4 a day. William B. Calhoun, of Springfield, Sec. of Commonwealth, 1,600 Ebenezer Bradbury, of Newburyport, Treas. and Receiver-Gen., 1,600 David Wilder, Jr., of Leominster, Auditor,

1,500 George H. Devereux,

of Salem, Adj.-Gen. and Keeper of

Military Stores, 1,500 William Tufts,

1st Clerk, Secretary of State's Office, 1,200 Joseph Foster, 1st Clerk, Treasurer's Office,

1,200 Barnas Sears,

of Newton, Sec. of Board of Educa

tion and State Librarian, 1,500 Joseph Bell,

of Boston, Pres't of the Senate, $4 per day. Francis B. Crowninshield, of Boston, Speaker of House of Rep. Charles Calhoun, of Boston,

Clerk of Senate, $ 10 per day. Charles W. Storey, Jr., of Boston, Clerk of House, $10 per day.

JUDICIARY.

Supreme Judicial Court. Lemuel Shaw, of Boston, Chief Justice,

$ 3,500 Samuel S. Wilde, of Boston, Justice,

3,000 Charles A. Dewey, of Northampton,

3,000

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