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RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES



TOWN OF EXETER,



FOE THE



FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING MAECH 1, 1865.



THE REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE IN AID OF VOLUNTEERS
AND THE TOWN LIBRARY COMMITTEE.



BOSTON:
J. E. FAIIWELL AND COMPANY, PRINTERS,

37 CONQEESS Street.
1865.



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RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES.



RECEIPTS.



Balance from last year,

Taxes assessed for 1864,

Borrowed money.

Literary fund, — ^

Railroad tax.

Rent, — New Town Hall,

Old "
School District No. 1., for schoolroom and lot.
Rent of Charles H. Bell for office,

" Court Room, from United States,
State Treasurer, for aid to families of volunteers,

" Bounty for volunteers,
Premium on Bonds,

First instalment on bounties due from United States,
Second " " " " "

Interest on State Note,
John G. Cutler, for Lumber,
B. L. Merrill, "

S. A. Brown, "

Brown & Warren, "
Outstanding Taxes,

$107,697 70

EXPENDITURES.

Paid State J^x, $7,420 00

County Tax, 2,793 09

Bond and Interest on Bonds, 3,133 00

Notes and Interest to Granite State Bank, 25,919 50

" " Exeter Savings " 2,179 75

" " Different individuals, 4,018 71

Interest to Rockingham Agricultural Society, 60 00



$3,812


25


27,152


34


48,103


50


214


00


1,148


53


380


83


70


33


80


00


50


00


200


00


6,625


60


14,100


00


335


35


1,984


00


440 000


69


33


6


64


5


00


4


20


1


00


2,914


80



Paid School District No. 6,
Town Library,
Overseers of Poor,
Exeter Gas Light Company,
Discount on taxes prior to September 1, 1864.



$125


00


250


00


50 00


480


00


527


80



$46,956 85



SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS.
Paid Prudential Committee District No. 1,





2,




3,




4,




5,




6,



VOLUNTEERS.

Paid Joseph F. Wiggin, services in 1863,
Re-enlisted Volunteers,
United States Navy,
Drafted men and substitutes.
Volunteers and substitutes under Call of July 18,

1864, including State bounties cashed,
Jewett Conner, time and expenses,
Joseph T. Porter,

Ezra S. Durgin, procuring Volunteers,
Andrew E. Bates, searching Navy Records,
G. W. Brewster & Son, for blanks,
Aid to families of Volunteers,



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES.

Paid George Dow, lumber, 1863,
Lane & Folsom "
William Wadleigh, timber and labor,
Edward Giddings, "
John Oilman, Jr.

Solomon J. Perkins, labor on bridges,
S. W. Rand " "

James S. Brown " "

Jer. Robinson, estate of,

" " repairing road last spring,

S. P. Dolloif,



$3,260


22


737 40


208


17


152


79


182


28


176


14


$4,717


00


$6


85


3,000 00


600 00


600 00


31,447 00


118


45


115


33


85


00


35


50


3 50


8,804 00


$44,815


63


$9 78


174


68


34


50


6


00


k ^


83


' 33


12


7


75


11


00


9


10


11


71


17


45



J. S. & S. A. Brown, laying drain,
J. W. Robinson, breaking roads,
James Pike, "

Jolin S. Hayes, "

Jarvis McDufFee, "
Solomon J. Perkins,"
Nathaniel Gilman, "
John H. Kimball, "
Solomon S. Perkins,"
Daniel Smith,



TOWN HALL.



FIRE DEPARTMENT.



$5 63


10


25


6


00


i 00


8 00


13


40


13


50


3


00


27


23


8


13



f 428 06



Paid Robert Carter, care of Hall, ^105 75

Exeter Gas Light Co. for gas, 103 60

E. O. Lovering, coal, 66 05

"W. K. Stratton, for jBxtures, 2 30



$277 70



Paid Fountain Engine Co. No. 1, $210 00

Union " " " 2, 190 00

Piscataqua " " " 3, 105 00

Hook and Ladder Company, • 80 00

Chief Engineer, 20 00

Assistant Engineers, 25 00

H. A. Hall & Co. 418 02

Samuel S. Thyng, services as Clerk, 10 00

Charles E. Tilton, steward, 15 OO

Jere Carter, " 15 00

Wni. B. Greenleaf, " 10 oo

John H. Kimball, " 5 oo

Jolin P. Adams, " 2 00

Porter & Thyng, oil, &c. " 99

Kelly & Gardne , hardware, &c. 5 67

Monroe Wliite, watcliing fire, 1 oO

Lewis O. Leavitt, shovelling snow, 1 oO

Stephen Dudley, " " 1 q^

Joseph Odlin, " '< 2 00

Joshua Getchell, repairs, 13 50

Charles W. Young, labor, 20 25

Samuel Hall, printing, 4. 50

L. M. Dow, blacking, 9 oo

John Bellows, filling reservoir, 6 00

f 1,230 58



POLICE AND CONSTABLES.

Paid H. D. Batchelder, $17 00

W. W. Stickney, 2 00

Wm. S. Brown, notifying town officers, 20 00

Stephen C. Gray, police, 25 00

Eussell W. Batchelder, police, 27 83

Benjamin Swain, " 29 00

Madison Sleeper, " 17 00

E. S. Durgin " 6 00

Charles W. Young, Constable, 2 GO

Charles K. Fifield, " 2 00

Edwin Dearborn, *' 2 00



$148 83



MISCELLANEOUS.

Paid Auditors, 1864,

Wm. G. Perry, reporting births and deaths,
L. C. Langley, " " " "

Insurance on old Town House,

u u new " "

Wm. 11. Belknap, services as Town Clerk,
Woodbridge Odlin, keeping watering trough,
G. W. Furnald, trucking, &c. and keeping watering-
trough,
Briggs & Allyn, blinds for Town Hall,
Samuel Colcord, hanging blinds in Town Hall,
B. G. Purington, painting " " "

B. & M. Eailroad, freight,
Kelly & Gardner, hardware, &c.
House of llcformation.
Revenue stamps,
T. J. Whittem, printing,
Samuel Hall,

Charles Goodwin, books and stationery, 1863,
" " " " 1864,

F. Grant, " "

David M. Quiniby, care of Town Clock,
Witten Brothers & Co. rope for Town Clock,
Wm. B. Morrill, Moderator,

Jewett Conner, services perambulating Town lines,
Solomon J. Perkins, " " "

Joseph T. Porter " " "

Wm. P. Moulton, " " ''

N. K. Thurston, sheep killed by dogs,
George Bragolon, " " " "



$6


00


4


95




30


77


70


50


50


108


50


3


00


3


75


149


50


13


00


9 20




69


30


53


118


70


17


35


45


50


28


25


15


61


37


18


2


87


15


00


23


15


15


00


10


00


6


00


12


00


6


00


6


00


J3


00



Paid G. W. Sleeper, printing. $ 75

G<ardner Towle, damage to sleigh,
Odlin's Express,

J. B. Sanborn, repairs on old town house,
John L. Smith, " " " " "
Wm. B. Chapman, " " new " "
J. W. Neal, ■
Joseph Perkins, stamps,
Wm. Perry, smallpox case,
W. R. Stratton, gas fixtures in Town Library,
Jonathan Tibhetts,
Superintending School Committee,
Selectmen services,

S. J. Perkins, horse 4 days, taking inventory,
Edwin Dearborn, ringing Town bell,
J. W. Merrill, land taken to widen street,
Joshua Getchell, funnel for furnace, &c.
C. D. Towle, horse hire.



Joseph Perkins, collector,
Charles H. Bell, services,



EECAPITULATION.



5


00


3


80


6


25


1


00


6


10


1


00


2


30


50


00


17


70


35


00


C5


00


275


00


• i


00


50


00


112


50


62


G3


7


50


200


00


34


00



11,761 66



Paid State Tax, $ 7,420 00

County " 2,793 09

Bond and Interest on bonds, 3,133 00

Notes and Interest to Granite State Bank, 25,919 50

" " " Exeter Savings' Bank, 2,179 75

" " " different individuals, 4,018 71

Intei-est to Rockingham Agricultural Society, 60 00

School District No. 6, 125 00

Town Library, 250 00

Overseers of Poor, 50 00

Exeter Gaslight Company, 480 00

Discount on taxes prior to Sept. 1, 1864, 527 80

Support of schools, 4,717 00

Volunteers, 44,815 63

Highways and bridges, 428 06

Eire Department, 1,230 58

Police and Constables 148 83

Town Hall, 277 70

Miscellaneous, 1,761 66

Non-resident Highway Taxes worked out, 41 18

Abatement of Taxes prior to 1864, 5 31

" " " for 1864, 247 39

Outstanding taxes prior to 1864. 1,609 49

" " for 1864, 1,642 88

$ 103,882 56



Total amount of Expenditures, $ 103,882 56

Total amount of receipts, 107,697 70

Balance in hands of Selectmen, $ 3,815 14

JEWETT CONNER, > Selectmen
S. J. PERKINS, > of

JOSEPH T. PORTER, ) Exeter.



Exeter, March 8, 1865.
We, the undersigned, have ihis day examined the accounts of the
Town, exhibited to us by the Selectmen, and find them well vouched,
and correctly cast, and find thirty-eiyht hundred and fifteen dollars
and fourteen cents in the hands of the Selectmen.



NATH'L SHUTE, ) . ,..
C.G.CONNER, }^«^*^«*-



INDEBTEDNESS OF THE TOWN MARCH 1, 1865.

Town House bonds, $10,000 00

Exeter Savings' Bank. 5,000 00

Granite State Bank, 8,000

Rockingham Agricultural Society, 1,000 00

Notes to different individuals, 13,178 50

New Loan, 35,600 00



$ 72,778 50

We have assessed $300 for School District No. 2, for the purpose
of uniting with School District No. 1, for High School purposes,
which amount has not been called for.

We annex the Report of the Committee chosen by the town to
pay the money appropriated for the aid of the families of volunteers.



To THE Selectmen of Exeter : —

The undersigned Committee for the aid of families of volun-
teers, beg leave to submit to you the following report of their
doings : —

The balance in the hands of the Committee on February 1,
1864, was $400.00, they have received from the Selectmen
from February 1, 1864, to February 1, 1865, S 8,804 00,
and paid out in same time $ 8,764.48, leaving a balance of
$439.52.

At the commencement of the year, eighty-four families were
paid by the town, at an expense of about $ 850.00 per month ;
at the present time sixty-three families are paid at an expense
of about S 600.00 per month, and the number is growing less
every month, by the expiration of the time of enlistment of
our volunteers. The town is paying about seventy-five dollars
per month to the families of deceased and discharged soldiers,
for which they will receive no remuneration. Of the balance
paid, two thirds will be refunded by the State.
All of which is respectfully submitted,

WILLIAM B. MORKILL,
JAMES W. ODLIN,
CHAELES BURLEY,
» Committee in aid of Volimteers.



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EEPOKT OF THE TOWN LIBRARY COMMITTEE FOR
THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 14, 1865.

The Committee submit the following report of receipts and expen-
ditures for the past year.

RECEIPTS.

Balance from last year, $ 6 63

Received of Selectmen, 250 00

for old paper, 4 63

for catalogues and fines, 4 03

$265 29

EXPENDITURES.

Paid Librarian's salary,
for wood and lights,

stationery and incidentals,

printing,

repairing old books,

replacing old books,

new books,

$259 69

Balance in the hands of Committee, $ 5 60

We respectfully recommend that the sura of $ 250.00 be raised
for the support of the library for the ensuing year.

B. L. CILLEY,
CHARLES II. BELL.



$75


00


14


29


3


88


9


50


16


00


36


88


• 104


14



11



REPORT OF OVERSEERS OF THE POOR.



For County — From January 20, 18G4, to January 18, 1865.
Fob Town — From February 20, 18G4, to February 28, 18G5.

Ck.

By cash of the County, $2,176 52

Selectmen, 50 00

Candia, 2 00

Rye, 85 80

E. Thyng, 30 00

Mrs. J. Kobinson, 22 10

J. R. Thyng-, 36 25

Houserent for Mason-house, 20 00

William Philbrick, board of Mary Martin, 41 00

Superintendent, 56 69

Jewett Conner, 29 63

Cash, balance of last year, 2 28

f 2,552 27

Db.

Paid A. E. Caswell, $98 75

Porter & Thyng, 166 59

Kelly & Gardner, 73 05

N. CImrcliill, 56 25

N. Weeks, Jr. 72 00

B. Odlin, 24 95
S. A. Brown, 9 25
G. Towle, 10 00
S. D. Lane, 34 00
Peoples Union, 22 00
J. McDuffle, 39 34
G. E. Lane, 32
S. C. Bowley, 10 50

C. Batchelder, 15 00
A. Kimball, 6 40
J. A. Brown, 6 00
Judith Odlin, 28 50
J. H. Osgood, 19 10



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Paid H. Philbrick,
S. G. Wilson,
H. Leavitt,
M. Butford,
N. H. Asj'lum,
J. C. Payson & Co.
N. Weeks,
H. Dane,
Stamps,
T. E. Fifield,
L. G. Towle,

A. Merrill & Sons,
P. Grant,

B. Swain,

C. A. Merrill,
S. Colcord,
G. Carter,

J. D. Smith,

G. Ellison,

J. P. Moses,

G. G. Lougee,

A. J. Towle,

S. H. Piper,

J. G. Haines,

R. C. Thomson,

T. Langley,

T. Conner,

G. C. Lyford,

J. Getchell,

T. Kellogg,

G. Stacy,

A. H. Weeks,

Elliot & Dudley,

AV. P. Moulton,

A. Janvrin,

C. N. Colbath,

Mrs. Cate,

Overseers,

Superintendent, 1863 and 1864,

Mrs. Dulvern,

Stationery,

Railroad fare.

Postage hills,

Sundry bills,

S. Palmer, journey to Rye, and expenses,

S. Palmer, " " Concord,

S. Pahner, " " Durham,

S. Palmer, " " Stratham,

S. Palmer, " " Lee,



$17 00
27 50

42 00
5 00

233 57
103 00

18 00
37 86

1 00

2 00
13 00

4 26*

4 05

1 00
17 00

7 76
80

5 50

3 00

2 00
1 50

5 22
16 53
10 80

43 63
77 71

127 76
41 44
15 48

3 78
33 48
72 35

240 66

6 00
22 38

19 00
1 00

60 00
138 27

1 50
63

10 20

2 16

53

3 00
2 00

2 00

1 00

3 00



13



Paid S. Palmer, horse to Town Farm 9 times,
J. B. Sanborn, to Newmarket,
J. B. Sanborn, to South Newmarket,
J. B. Sanborn, to Newmarket,
J. B. Sanborn, to Portsmouth,
J. B. Sanborn, repairs on Mason House,
E. O. Lovering,
Dr. W. G. Perry,
N. T. Batchelder,
L. G. Prescott,
Auditors,
Balance in hands of Overseers,



$8 00



1


75


1


45


2


00


3


95


2 00


3


50


40 00




75


280


00


2


00


1


59



i 2,552 27



Exeter, March 4, 18G5.
We the undesigned, have this day examined the account exhibited
to us by the Overseers of the Poor for the Town of Exeter, and find
them well vouched and correctly cast, and find due to the town, one
dollar and fifty-nine cents.

NATH'L SHUTE.
C. G. CONNER,



Auditors.



INVENTORY AT THE FARM, FEBRUARY 28, 1865.



HAT AND GnAIN.



Felruarij 28, 18G4.

13 tons English hay.
3 " fresh hay.
8 bushels beans.
6 bushels corn.



February 28, 1865.

12 tons English hay.

i ton fresh hay
16 bushels beans.

8 bushels corn.

5 bushels barley.



1 yoke of six years old oxen.

1 " four " " "

6 four years old cows.

1 three years old.

3 two years old heifers.

1 two years old bull.

1 horse.

5 shoats.



STOCK.

1 yoke six years old oxen.

1 " four " " steers.
5 cows.

2 three years old cow

1 two " "

2 one " "
1 horse.
4 shoats.



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272 lbs. bacon.
132 lbs. chops.
100 lbs. butter,

4 lbs. pork.

3| lbs beef.
200 bushels potatoes.

2 bbls. cider.
UO lbs. lard.

1864.
1 scalding tub,
1 wagon,

1 lumber wagon,

2 harnesses,
2 ox carts,

6 ox yokes,
9 chains,
G rakes,
2 grindstones,
6 axes,

4 scythes and snaths,
2 manure forks,

5 sloes,

4 pitchforks.

2 spinning wheels,

3 shovels,

1 bush scythe,

1 horse rake,

3 saws,
67 lbs. cheese,
47 lbs. candles,
50 bushels carrots,
10 " beets.



PROVISIONS.

200 lbs. bacon.

75 lbs. butter.

2h bbls. pork.

3 bbls. beef.

250 bushels potatoes.

6 bbls. cider.
125 lbs. lard.



1865.
1 scalding tub,
1 wagon,

1 lumber wagon,

2 harnesses,
2 ox carts,

6 ox yokes,
9 chains,
6 rakes,
2 grindstones,
6 axes,

4 scythes and snaths,
2 manure forks,

5 hoes,

4 pitchforks,

2 spinning wheels,

3 shovels,

1 bush scythe,

1 horse rake,
3 saws,

2 ploughs.
48 lbs. cheese,
40 '• candles,
25 " carrots.



HOUSEHOLD

24 beds and bedding,
GO chairs, "^

7 tables,

7 stoves,
4 washtubs,

15 pewter platters and dishes,
26 knives and forks,
12 meal bags,

8 cider barrels,
1 gin pipe,
G water pails,

21 bedsteads.



FURNITURE.

24 beds and bedding,
60 chairs,
7 tables,

7 stoves,

4 washtubs,
15 jiewter platters,
26 knives and forks,
12 raeal bags,

8 cider barrels,
1 gin pipe,

6 water pails,
21 bedsteads,
24 cups and saucers,
50 plates and dishes.



15



FARMING UTENSILS.



4 OX sleds,
1 horse sled,
1 sleigh,
1 cultivator.



4 ox sleds,
1 horse sled,
1 sleigh,
1 cultivator.



Number of inmates Feb. 28, 23

Average number, 26

Whole number during the year, 45

The year ending March 31, 1865, there vrill be due from

the County,
April 1, Due Superintendent,

Due S. G. Prescott,
82 cords of wood delivered in Town.



$239 11
180 81
129 63



JEKEMIAH B. SANBORN,
WILLIAM B. GREENLEAF,
SAMUEL PALMER,

Overseers of the Poor.





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