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The resources of the State are estimated at

$819,267.39 Among which are enumerated, besides cash on hand and the proceeds of annual taxes, 100 shares in the Augusta Bank,

10,000.00 U. S. six per cent. stock due 1856,

20,000.00 Whole amount of public debt,

8854,750.00 Interest on the same, about

55,000.00 Banks in Maine. - In November, 1849, there were 32 banks in operation, with a capital stock of $3,148,000; circulation, $2,136,394 ; deposits, $ 1,076,288; profits undivided, $216,913; loans, $5,044,906 ; due from other banks, $678,355; foreign bills, $ 171,614 ; specie, $388,219. Average rate of dividends, 8 per cent. Average expenses per bank, exclusive of rents, $ 1,950.

State Prison, Thomaston. - William Bennett, Warden ; Daniel Rose, Physician; Dan. iel Small, Chaplain. Number in prison, April 30, 1849, 67; received since, 31 ; total, 98. There were discharged, by expiration of sentence, 17; by pardon, 5; 1 died, and 75 remain, April 30, 1850. 4 were committed for arson, 5 for burglary, 2 for forgery, 49 for larceny, 5 for murder, 1 for passing counterfeit money. The whole number received into the prison since July 2, 1824, is 981.

Maine Insane Hospital, Augusta. Dr. James Bates, Superintendent ; Joshua S. Tur. ner, Steward and Treasurer. There were in the hospital, March 31, 1849, 127 patients; received during the year, 126; total, 253, of whom 142 were males, and 111 females. There were discharged during the year, recovered, males 38, females 28; improved, males 10, females 10; unimproved, males 8, females 8; died, males 8, females 7. Of the 126 admitted during the year, 64 were married, males 35, females 29; 50 were single, 28 males, 22 females ; and 12 were widows. 97 had been diseased less than one year, and 29 more than one year. The expenses of board, washing, medical attendance, &c., in ordinary cases, will not ex. ceed, per week, $ 2.50 for males, and $2.25 fór females.

Common Schools, for the year ending April 1, 1850. - Number of persons in districts returned (about $ of the towns), between 4 and 21, 194,095; average attendance in summer, 110,609; in winter, 102,485. Number of school districts returned, 3,350; of school. houses, 3,063; average length of schools for the year, 19.2 weeks. Whole number of teachers, 5,989 (2,454 males, 3,535 females); average wages of males, $ 16.66 a month ; of females, $5.84. Amount raised by taxes for support of schools, $ 221,923.55, being $52,384.23 more than the lowest amount required by law.

Reform School. Under resolves of the last Legislature (1850), Hugh J. Anderson, of Belfast, John W. Dana, of Fryeburg, and Henry Carter, of Portland, have been appointed commissioners to establish a reform school, and construct buildings therefor.

An amendment of the Constitution, authorizing the restoration of the winter sessions of the Legislature, was submitted to the people in September, 1850, and passed by a large ma. jority. The present legislative year extends to January, 1852.


Government for the Year ending on the 1st Wednesday of June, 1851.

Salary. SAMUEL DinsmoOR, of Keene, Governor,

$1,000 John L. Hadley,

of Weare,
Secretary of State,

800 Jesse A. Gove,

Fees. of Concord, Deputy Sec. of State, Edson Hill, of Concord, Treasurer,


Salary. John Sullivan, of Exeter, Attorney-General,

$ 1,200 John Wadleigh, of Meredith, Adjutant-General,

400 Richard Jenness, of Portsmouth, Pres. of the Senate, $ 2.50 per day. N. B. Baker,

of Concord, Speaker of the House, $2.50 per day. John H. George, of Concord, Clerk of the Senate,

Fees. Thomas J. Whipple, of Meredith, Clerk of the House,

Fees. Butterfield & Hill, of Concord, State Printers. Jospeh L. Locke,

of Rye,


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1st District, {Rockin herrimack,part } Greenleaf Clark, of Atkinson.

Strafford, Belknap, and } DanaWoodman, of New Hampton.



4th 5th

Hillsborough and part John L. Hadley, of Weare, now of Merrimack,

Secretary of State. Cheshire and Sullivan, Alvah Smith, of Lempster. Grafton and Coos, Simeon Warner, of Whitefield.

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JUDICIARY. The Superior Court of Judicature consists of a chief justice and four associate justices, who hold one term annually in each of the ten counties of the State, for the hearing and determining of questions of law and petitions for divorce. This court is also vested with chancery powers.

The judges of the Superior Court of Judicature are, ex officio, judges of the Court of Common Pleas. This court, before whom all actions for the recovery of debts and the enforcement of contracts, and all jury trials, are brought, consists of one of the justices of the Superior Court, and of two county judges, who are generally appointed from among the yeomanry, whose principal duty it is to attend to the ordinary business of the county, its roads, expenses, &c. Terms are held semiannually, in each of the counties.

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Judges of the Court of Common Pleas.





Bradbury Bartlett,

James Pickering,


George L. Whitehouse,
Hiram R. Roberts,

S Thomas Cogswell,

Henry Y. Simpson,

New Hampton,
Thomas Rust,

Thomas P. Drake,


Benjamin Wadleigh,
Jacob A. Potter,


Jacob Whittemore,
Hillsborough, Jesse
Jesse Carr,

Horace Chapin,


Nathan G. Babbitt, Westmoreland,
Ambrose Cossit,

Eleazer Jackson,


David C. Churchill, Lyme,
Oscar F. Fowler,

Nahum D. Day,

Robert Ingalls,


Courts of Probate.


Salary. Rockingham, Ira St. Clair, $ 334 James H. Shapley,

$462 Strafford, Chas. W. Woodman, 167 John H. White,

233 Belknap, Warren Lovell, 142 Jeremiah Elkins,

183 Carroll, Jonathan T. Chase, 142 Obed Hall,

183 Merrimack, Horace Chase, 245 Calvin Ainsworth,

345 Hillsborough, Luke Woodbury,

334 Lemuel N. Pattee, 464 Cheshire, Larkin Baker,

225 Geo. F. Starkweather, 300 Sullivan, John L. Putnam, 175 Ralph Metcalf,

225 Grafton, Eleazer Martin,

275 Samuel Swasey,

380 Coos, Benjamin Hunkin, 100 George A. Cossit, 125

$3 per day during attendance at court, and

10 cents per mile for travel.



[From Treasurer's Report, June 5, 1850.) Chief Sources of Income. (Pay of Senate,

$ 1,078.50 Balance in Treasury, June 6, 1849, $ 6,126.80 Pay of Representatives,

20,127.40 Railroad tax, 49,414.98 For money borrowed,

58,145.83 Money borrowed, 51,400.00 State printers,

2,951.50 Civil commissions (fees), 175.00 Publishing laws,

380.50 State tax for 1849, and previous years, 59,547.21 N. H. Asylum for Insane (building), 15,000.00 Allowance by United States of In- Perkins Institution, Education of dian Stream claim, 5,362.56 blind,

750.00 Principal Items of Expenditure.

American Asylum, Education of Salaries, Executive and Judiciary, $ 19,018.35 deaf and dumb,

2,075.00 Pay of Council,

885.40 Officers' School of Instruction, 7,731.20 Total receipts for the year ending June 5, 1850,

$ 172,056.55 Total expenditures for the same period,

167,011.63 Balance in Treasury, June 5, 1850,


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State of the Treasury, June 5, 1850. Total amount of available funds,

$ 5,603.86 Total amount of indebtedness,

26,601.67 Balance against the Treasury, .

20,997.81 Banks. — The condition of the banks, on the first Monday in June, 1850, was as follows:Capital actually paid in, $2,228,950; real estate, $ 47,388.01 ; debts due the banks, 83,796,496.38; debts due from directors, $ 44,877.28; specie, $ 128,686.61 ; bills of other banks, $ 56,141.24; deposits in the banks, $381,528.00; deposits in other banks for the redemption of bills, $333,622.58; circulation, $ 1,628,105. The whole number of banks in the State is twenty-two.

Common Schools. The present school law is in the fourth year of its existence. At the June Session (1850) of the Legislature, the office of School Commissioner was abolished, and County School Commissioners were created, to constitute the Board of Education. The commissioners are, Rockingham. - - Zeb. Jones, of Hampton Falls. Hillsborough. — Geo. W. Moore, of Amherst. Strafford. -John S. Woodman, of Rollinsford. Cheshire. — Joseph Perry, of Keene. Belknap. - - Giles Leach, of Meredith. Sullivan. – D. H. Sanborn, of Washington. Carroll. - Sanborn B. Carter, of Ossipee. Grafton. - Charles Shedd, of Campton. Merrimack. — Hall Roberts, of Concord. Coos. — B. F. Whidden, of Lancaster.

The returns for the years ending May 20, 1849, and June 1, 1850, give the following statistics, to wit:

1849. 1850. Whole number of school districts reported,


2,167 Number of scholars above 4 years of age attending school two weeks,

78,863 Number of scholars in the winter schools,

80,072 77,806 Average attendance in the winter schools,

59,812 60,271 Number of scholars in the summer schools,

64,036 61,498 Average attendance in the summer schools,

47,084 46,225 Average length of the winter schools in weeks,


9.8 Average length of the summer schools in weeks,


9.4 Average monthly wages of male teachers, exclusive of board, $ 14.13 $ 14.73 Average monthly wages of female teachers, exclusive of board,


$ 6.21 Number of male teachers employed in the winter schools,


1,246 Number of female teachers employed in the winter schools,


961 Amount of money raised by taxes for the schools,

$ 132,771.22 $ 145,892.12 Amount contributed in board and fuel,

7,519.44 9,738.12 Income of local funds,

6,287.62 8,097.42 Amount of literary fund,

10,452.10 10,790.00 Amount raised for the Teachers' Institute, about

1,500.00 1,020.52 Whole amount raised for the district schools during the year,

159,430.38 174,517.66 Increase above the previous year,

10,000.00 15,087.28


State Prison, Concord. - Rufus Dow, Warden, salary, $800; Rev. Eleazer Smith, Chaplain; William Prescott, M. D., Physician. Whole number of convicts in prison, May 31, 1849, 82. Received since, 36. Whole number, 118. There have been discharged during the year, by expiration of sentence, 10; by pardons, 14; death, 2; insane, 1;=27. Leaving in prison, May 31, 1850, 91. Of those remaining in prison, 88 are males, and 3 are females. The ages of the convicts at the time of their conviction were as follows:

from 15 to 20, 26; 20 to 30, 35; 30 to 40, 19; 40 to 50, 8; 50 to 60,2; 60 to 70, 1. Of the convicts now in prison, 72 were committed for offences against property, as burglary, housebreaking, horse-stealing, larceny, &c.; 1 for arson; 8 for rape or attempt to commit rape; 2 for manslaughter; 4 for murder. There are 10 sentenced for life; 3 for 20 years; 1 for 15 years ; 2 for 14 years; 1 for 11 years; 8 for 10 years; 14 for 5 years; 18 for 3 years. Of the whole number, 14 are foreigners, and 44 natives of New Hampshire. 22 convicts are employed in the cabinet shop; 34 in the shoe shop; 11 in the smith shop; the 3 females are employed in sewing. The expenditures for the year were $ 7,509.07; the receipts were $5,345.22. The amount owed by the prison, May 31, 1850, was $ 3,127.66. The prison library consists of about 600 volumes.

New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane, Concord. — Andrew McFarland, Superintendo ent. Since the opening of the asylum, for nearly eight years, there have been admitted, to May 31, 1850, 731 patients; 127 now remain in the institution. Of these, 69 are males and 58 females. The number of patients admitted during the past year was 103. Or these, 59 were males and 44 were females. 90 were discharged during the year. Of these, 45 (17 males and 28 females) had recovered ; 18 (6 males and 12 females) had partially recovered ; 20 (9 males and 11 females) were not relieved; and 7 (3 males and 4 females) died. A new wing has been added to the Asylum during the year.

Government for the Year ending October, 1851.

Salary. C. K. Williams, of Rutland, Governor (term ends Oct. 1851), $ 750 Julius Converse, of Woodstock, Lieut.-Gov. &. Pres. Sen., $4 a day. George Howes, of Montpelier, Treasurer,

400 Ferrand F. Merrill,

Secretary of State,

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

150 DeWitt C. Clarke, of Burlington, Secretary of the Senate,

250 Wm. C. Kittridge, of Fairhaven, Speaker of the House. C. F. Davis, of Burlington, Clerk of the House,

400 George Nichols, of Northfield, State Libarian,

100 Hiram Harlow, of Windsor, Superintendent of State Prison, 500 F. W. Hopkins, of Rutland, Adjutant and Insp.-General, 150 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.

Supreme Court.

Stephen Royce,
Isaac F. Redfield,

of Berkshire,
of Randolph,

Chief Judge,
Associate Judge,

Salary. $ 1,375


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