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Insane Hospital, Augusta. Henry M. Harlow, Superintendent, Theodore C. Allan, Treasurer and Sleward. Nov. 301h, 1852, there were in the Hospital 84 patients, 50 males and 34 females; received during the year, 124, 65 males and 59 females, in all 208. 89 (54 males and 35 females) have been discharged; of whom 45 (28 males and 17 females) were recov. ered; 14 (8 males and 6 females) were improved ; 15 (7 males and 8 females) were unimproved; and 11 males and 4 females died; remaining, 119, 61 males and 58 females. Of those admitted 31 men and 36 women are married ; 33 men and 15 women are unmarried; 1 is a widower, and 8 are widows. 35 are under 30; 62 between 30 and 50 ; 23 between 50 and 70, and 4 over 70.
Since opening the Hospital in 1840 there have been 1033 patients. 404 of these have recovered; 190 improved ; 234 were unimproved. Or the 1033, 194 relapsed, and were admit. ted a second time; of these 79 recovered, 43 improved, 33 did not improve, 18 died, and 21 now remain. 50 have been admitted the third time; of these 26 recovered, 2 improved, 7 did not improve, 2 died, and 13 remain. 17 have been admitted the fourth time; of these 10 recovered, 1 improved, 3 did not improve, 2 died, and I remains. 11 have been admitted the fifth time; of these 8 recovered, 2 improved, and I remains. 5 have been admitted the sixth time; of these 4 recovered and I improved. 5 have been admitted the seventh time; of these 2 recovered, 2 improved, and I reinains. 2 have been admitted the eighth time; of these 1 recovered and I died. I has been admitted the ninth time, and was discharged un. improved.
Receipts from all sources during the year, $ 9,948.25; expenditures, $ 9,612.86; balance of receipts, $335.39.
State Prison, Thomaston. Number of convicts, December 2, 1852, 77; received up to December 1st, 1853, 21 ; discharged during the same period, by expiration of sentence, 19, and by pardon 6, in all 25, leaving 69 in prison. 45 are committed for larceny, 5 for man. slaughter, 1 for forgery, and 2 for arson. 9 are employed in the lime-quarry, 9 in the smithshop, 28 are shoemakers, 14 are wheelwrights. There is little demand for the labor of the prisoners. The labor of the shoemakers is let at 30 cents per day. The cost of "keeping' each convict is about ll cents per day. The cost of clothing is $5 per year for each convict. Receipts for the year, $ 9,020.13; expenditures, $ 15,718.09; balance against the Prison, $6,697.96. Since July 2, 1824, 1,079 prisoners have been received. Of these there have been discharged, by expiration of sentence, 790; pardon, 179; death, 28; escape, 8; removal to Insane Hospital, 4 ; writ of error, 1.
State Reform School. - This school is at Cape Elizabeth, and is under the superintendence of William R. Lincoln. The first boy was received November 14, 1853; from that day to April 4, 1854, 25 inmates were received and I was discharged. 6 were from Kennebec County ; 11 from Cumberland ; 4 from Penobscot ; 2 from Oxford ; and I each from Hancock and York. 21 were committed for larceny; 3 for breaking and entering with felonious intent, and I as a common runaway. 23 were Americans, and 2 foreigners; average age 134 years. Each boy is employed six hours of each day at some nechanical, agricultural, or domestic labor. The farm connected with the school contains 160 acres.
II. NEW HAMPSHIRE. Government for the Year ending on the 1st Wednesday of June, 1855.
Salary. NATHANIEL B. BAKER, of Concord, Governor,
$ 1,000 John L. Hadley,
800 Jesse A. Gove, of Concord, Deputy Sec. of State,
Fees. Walter Harriman, of Concord, Treasurer,
600 John Sullivan, of Exeter, Attorney-General,
1,400 John Wadleigh, of Meredith, Adjutant-General,
400 J. Everett Sargent, of Wentworth, Pres. of the Senate, $2.50 per day.
Francis R. Chase, of Lancaster, Speaker of the House, $ 2.50 per day. George C. Williams, of Lancaster, Clerk of the Senate,
Fees. E. A. Hibbard, of Meredith, Clerk of the House,
Councillors. 1sı District,
Rockingham and part Edson Hill, of Concord.
of Merrimack, 2d Strafford, Belknap, and } Abel Haley,
of Tuftonboro'. Hillsborough and part Samuel Smith, of Mason. 3d
of Merrimack, 4th
Cheshire and Sullivan, Daniel M. Smith, of Lempster. 5th Grafton and Coos, Thomas Merrill, of Enfield.
JUDICIARY. The Supreme Court consists at present of a chief justice and three associate justices. At the session of the Legislature in June, 1851, provision was made for appointing four circuit justices of the Common Pleas. Two only are appointed now.
If a vacancy,
other than in the office of the chief justice, occurs in the Superior Court, it is not to be filled, but an additional circuit justice of the Common Pleas is to be appointed, until the whole number of four is filled up, and after that the Superior Court will consist of the chief justice and two associate justices, any two of whom will be a quorum. Two terms of the Superior Court are held annually at Concord, on the 2d Tuesdays of July and December, for the hearing and determining of questions of law and petitions for divorce, from all the counties in the State. This court is also vested with chancery powers. At the trial of capital cases two justices of the Superior Court, or one justice of the Superior Court and one circuit justice, are required to be present.
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, enforcement of contracts, &c., and all jury trials are brought, consists of one of the justices of the Superior Court, or one of the circuit justices of the Court of Common Pleas, and of the two county justices, who are generally appointed from among the yeomanry, whose principal duty it is to attend to the ordinary business of the county, expenses, &c. Terms of the Common Pleas are held semiannually in each county. Grafton County is divided into two judicial districts, and terms are held semiannually, in each district.
Appointed. John J. Gilchrist, of Charlestown, Chief Justice, 1848 Andrew S. Woods, of Bath, Associate Justice, 1840 Ira A. Eastman, of Gilmanton,
1849 Samuel D. Bell, of Manchester,
1849 William L. Foster, of Concord, Reporter,
1852 Circuit Justices of the Court of Common Pleas. Charles R. Morrison, of Haverhill,
1851 Josiah Minot, of Concord,
1852 Chas. W. Woodman, of Dover,
1854 Judges of the Court of Common Pleas.
Salary. $ 1,400
1,200 1,200 1,200
1,200 1,200 1,200
$3 per day during attendance at court, and
10 cents per mile for travel.
S John Scammon,
Henry Y. Simpson, New Hampton,
John Woodbury, Jr. Wilmot,
Martin Heald, Hillsborough, 3 William Parker,
Nathan G. Babbitt, Westmoreland,
Courts of Probate. Counties.
Salary. Registers. Salary. Rockingham, Ira St. Clair, $ 412 William B. Morrill, $550 Strafford, Hiram R. Roberts, 225 John H. White, 300 Belknap, Warren Lovell, 142 0. A. J. Vaughan, 183 Carroll, Jonathan T. Chase, 150 Sanborn B. Carter,
200 Merrimack, Horace Chase,
300 William P. Foster, 400 Hillsborough, William C. Clarke, 425 George W. Moor,
575 Cheshire, Larkin Baker,
225 Geo. W. Sturtevant,
300 Sullivan, John L. Putnam, 175 Henry G. Carlton, 225 Grafton, Eleazer Martin,
300 N. B. Felton,
400 Coos, James W. Weeks, 110 John W. Barney,
135 FINANCES. [From Treasurer's Report, June 1, 1854.)
Chief Sources of Income. Railroad tax for 1853, $ 61,590.36 Miscellaneous,
6,859.19 Civil commissions (fees),
$ 138,751.11 State tax for 1853, and previous years, 69,997.56|
Principal Items of Expenditure. Salaries, Executive, Judiciary, &c. $ 24,787.48 Education of blind,
$ 450.00 Legislature, 21,340.70 N. H. Reports,
3,703.44 State printers,
5,881.14 Railroad tax div'ds paid to towns, • 31,169.62 Publishing laws, 1,108.70 Slate debt and interest,
9,619.82 N. H. Asylum for indigent insane, 2,004.02 Legislative resolves,
6,241.42 American Asylum, - Education of Miscellaneous account,
2,949.70 deaf and dumb,
1,358.34 Total expenditures for the year ending June 1, 1854,
$ 110,614.38 Total receipts for the same period,
138.751.11 Balance in the Treasury, June 1, 1854,
State of the Treasury, June 1, 1854. Total indebtedness, June 1, 1854, .
$71,424.60 Deduct available funds, viz. Cash in Treasury and Taxes outstanding,
30,429.21 Amount of indebtedness above available funds,
$ 40,995.39 Banks. — The condition of the banks, on the first Monday in June, 1854, was as follows: - Capital actually paid in, $3,415,000; 'real estate, $ 43,518.47; debts due the banks, $6,681,917.87 ; specie, $176,081.75; bills of other banks, $ 105,716.20; deposits, $ 902,879.49; deposits in other banks for the redemption of bills, $ 629,459.27 ; circulation, $3,011,190.00. The whole number of banks in the State is thirty-two. There were also sixteen savings banks; deposits, $3,222,261.52; total means, $ 3,348,326.93.
Common Schools. The present school law is in the eighth year of its existence. At the June session (1850) of the Legislature, the office of School Commissioner was abolished, and County School Com. missioners were created, to constitute the Board of Education. The Commissioners are, Rockingham: – H. Webster, of Portsmouth. Hillsborough.-J. M.Campbell, of Manchester. Strafford. – Thos. J. Greenwood, of Dover Cheshire. — Harvey Carleton, of Chesterfield. Belknap. — King S. Hall, of Meredith, Secre Sullivan. — Geo. H. Hubbard, of Washington, tary.
Graston. - John S. Woodman, of Hanover, Carroll. — Benj. M. Mason, of Wolfborough.
The returns for the years ending May 20, 1852, May 24, 1853, and May 1854, give the following statistics, to wit:
1954. Whole number of school districts reported,
2,284 2,310 2,294 Number of scholars above 4 years of age attending school not less than two weeks, .
84,900 90, 297 88,025 Number of scholars in the winter schools,
71,232 69,665 69,071 Average attendance in the winter schools,
55,770 54,606 54,091 Number of scholars in the summer schools,
58,805 57,193 58,071 Average attendance in the summer schools,
44,564 44,507 45,862 Average length of the winter schools in weeks,
9.5 Average length of the summer schools in weeks,
9.8 Average monthly wages of male teachers, exclusive of board,
$15.18 8 15.68 8 16.42 Average monthly wages of female teachers, exclusive of board,
$6.99 $7.18 Number of male teachers employed in the winter schools, 1,205 1,166 1,158 Number of female teachers employed in the winter schools, .
1,080 1,082 1,127 Amount of money raised by taxes for the schools, $ 150,527.76 $ 163,106.44 $ 166,973.88 Amount contributed in board and fuel,
14,233.36 14,482.09 12,376.68 Income of local funds,
8,559.67 8,584.07 10,319.53
1852. 1853. 1854. Amount of literary fund,
$ 13,005.00 $ 15,630.00 $ 16,435.79 Amount raised for the Teachers' Institute, about
4,050.00 Whole amount raised for the district schools during the year,
189,925.79 205,402.60 212,324.00 Increase above the previous year,
10,860.33 15,476.81 6,921.40 In 1854 there were 2,669 children between 4 and 14 years of age not attending school any. where; 428 between 14 and 21 who can neither read nor write. There were 70 school-houses built during the year. The number of incorporated academies is 46; $23,494.30 are paid for tuition in academies and private schools.
State Prison, Concord, for the year ending May 31, 1854.-Gideon Webster, Warden, salary $ 800; Rev. Eleazer Smith, Chaplain ; William Prescott, M. D., Physician. Whole number of convicts in prison, June 1, 1853, 109. Received since, 28. Whole number, 137. There have been discharged during the year, by expiration of sentence, 13; by pardons, 13; death, 6;=32. Leaving in prison, May 31, 1854, 105. Of those remaining in prison, 101 are males, and 4 are females. 36 convicts are employed in the cabinet shop; 32 in the shoe shop ; 21 in the machine shop; the 4 females are employed in sewing. The expenditures for the year were $ 6,794.63; the receipts and earnings were $ 10,156.26 ; excess of expenses over income, $3,361.63. The prison library consists of about 770 volumes.
New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane, Concord. - John E. Tyler, Superintendent. Since the opening of the asylum, in 1843, there have been admitted, to June 1, 1854, 1,199 patients; 161 now remain in the institution. Or these, 77 are males and 84 females. The number of patients admitted during the past year was 141, 72 males and 69 semales. 123 were discharged during the year. Of these, 63 (34 males and 29 females) had recovered ; 24 (14 males and 10 females) had partially recovered; 22 (12 males and 10 females) were not relieved; and 14 (7 males and 7 females) died. Causes assigned for the insanity of some of those admitted during the year:- ill-health, 28; exposure and excesses, 12; masturbation, 18; domestic trouble, 13; pecuniary difficulties, 2; political excitement, 1; intemperance, 12; religious, 6. Of the 141 received, all but 16 were residents of the State. Receipts during the year, $ 21,446.31 ; expenses, $ 20,947.17; excess of receipts, $ 499.14.
State Reform School. - Nothing has been done since last year towards the establishment and erection of the school.
Salary. STEPHEN Royce, of Berkshire, Governor (term ends Oct.,
1855), Ryland Fletcher, of Cavendish, Lieut.-Goo. f. Pres. Sen., $4 a day H. M. Bates, of Northfield, Treasurer,
400 Daniel P. Thompson, of Montpelier, Secretary of State,
400 C. H. Hayden, of Rutland, Sec. Civil and Military Affairs, 225 William M. Pingrey, of Weathersfield, Auditor of Accounts,
500 Joseph H. Barrett, of Middlebury, Secretary of the Senate,
250 George W. Grandey, of Vergennes, Speaker of the House, $4 a day. James M. Slade, of Middlebury, Clerk of the House,
700 F. F. Hovey, of Montpelier, State Librarian,
125 Hiram Harlow, of Windsor,
Superintendent of State Prison, 500 L. S. Partridge, of Norwich, Adjutant and Insp.-General, 150 P. D. Bradford, of Randolph, Commissioner of the Insane. Daniel Roberts, of Manchester, Bank Commissioner.
The Senate was established in 1836. The House of Representatives is