"Voted to build the Town House, as good, or better than the old one, and put a clock and bell, on the same."A committee consisting of Messrs. Daniel Clark, Asa 0. Colby, John M. Smith, Elijah Hanson, Stilman Fellows, Walter French Samuel D. Bell, Alonzo Smith, E. A. Straw, and W. A. Burke, were chosen to procure a plan and specifications for the new Town House, and upon those being in readiness, the Selectmen were authorized to receive proposals for building the same. This committee with the selectmen were authorized "to appoint an Agent to oversee the building of the Town House, and fix the compensation of said overseer or Agent." It was also voted, that the selectmen and this committee be instructed "to build the Town House the present season."
"Voted, that the board of Fire-Wards be authorized to construct a new reservoir on Pine street, near the Culvert, and a reservoir on Lowell street, near the School House to complete the reservoirs now commenced on Union street, to deepen and improve the reservoir in Concord Square, and to make necessary arrangements to render the Pond which is expected to be made by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company on Merrimack street, useful in case of fire."In pursuance of these votes, the various reservoirs were enlarged, new ones were built, the Ponds on Concord and Merrimack Squares, were made available as reservoirs, and the Pond upon Hanover Square, was so fitted up as to afford an abundant supply of water at all times to most of the reservoirs below Pine street. A night-watch was established, and lots purchased, and houses built upon them for the accommodation of the two new fire engines, "Massebesic No. 4," and "Torrent, No. 5," the same now occupied by those engines. Thus, the burning of the Town House produced this result, that Manchester has the best supply of water in case of fires, of any city in New England, Boston alone excepted, and a fire department second to none.
"Voted that the sum of one thousand dollars be appropriated for the foregoing purposes, and that the Selectmen be authorized to hire the sum, on the credit of, and to give notes in the name of the town."
"Voted, that the fire-wards be authorized to procure if possible, the land necessary for a reservoir on Union street, of such height that the water may be distributed thence to other reservoirs in the Village, and make report at the town meeting to be holden in November next, with an estimate of the expense necessary for that purpose."
"Voted, that the Selectmen be authorized to establish such a watch as they may deem necessary for the protection of the town against fires."
"Voted, that the Selectmen be authorized to build two or more engine houses, for the use of the town."
"Voted, that the Selectmen be authorized to procure by purchase, or otherwise, at such places as the Fire-wards shall direct, lots of land, for the erection of Engine houses."
"Voted, that the Selectmen be authorized to borrow on the credit of the town, one thousand dollars for the purpose of procuring lands and erecting Engine houses thereon."
"Voted, that the Selectmen prohibit as far as possible, digging in the streets to the injury of the reservoirs now built or that may be built at any time hereafter."
|Joseph Low,||635,||William Badger,||518|
|Joseph Healey,||636,||John McNeil,||518|
|John Rogers,||635,||Elijah R. Currier,||518|
|Benj. F. Farley,||635,||Isaac Hale,||518|
|Rufus Parish,||635,||Elijah Sawyer,||517|
|Samuel Garfield,||636,||John L. Putnam,||516|
|In favor of altering the constitution,
In favor of abolishing capital punishment,
|In favor of Charter,
|H. Brown.||Clarke.||T. Brown.||Shepherd.||Whole No. votes.|
|Necessary to a choice,||586|
|H Browns vote,
Majority against Brown,
The second and successful trial for the choice of a Mayor, was on Tuesday the first day of September. There were five candidates, viz: Hiram Brown, Isaac C. Flanders, Thomas Brown and John S. Wiggin. The result was as follows:
ALDERMAN.Ward 1 Andrew Bunton, Jr.
" 2 George Porter,
" 3 William G. Means,
" 4 David Gillis,
" 5 Timothy Blaisdell,
" 6 Edward McQueston,
" 7 Moses Fellows.
COMMON COUNCIL.Ward 1 John S. Kidder, George W. Eaton, William Boyd.
" 2 Hervey Tufts, Daniel J. Hoyt, James M. Morrill.
" 3 Israel Endicott, Joel Russell, George P. Folsom.
" 4 David Cross, Abram Brigham, William M. Parker.
" 5 Ebenezer Clark, Asa 0. Colby, Nathaniel Herrick.
" 6 William Potter, J. G. Cilley, F. A. Hussey.
" 7 Sewell Leavitt, William W. Baker, Rodnia Nutt.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE.Ward 1 Archibald Stark,
" 2 Nathaniel Wheet,
" 3 Joseph Knowlton,
" 4 Moses Hill,
" 5 James McCauley,
" 6 William W. Brown,
" 7 Amos Weston,
OVERSEERS OF THE POOR.Ward 1 Joseph M. Rowell,
" 2 B. F. Locke,
" 3 Francis Reed,
" 4 Levi Batchelder,
" 5 Caleb Johnson,
" 6 Flagg T. Underhill,
" 7 James Emerson.
ASSESSORS.Ward 1 Edward Hall,
" 2 Ira Ballou,
" 3 James Wallace,
" 4 Charles Chase,
" 5 Lewis Bartlett,
" 6 Stilman Fellows,
" 7 James Hall, Jr.
|H. Brown||Flanders.||Wiggin.||T. Brown.||Whole No. votes.|
|Hiram Brown had||602|
|Necessary to a choice
Footnotes1The Democrat. Return
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Created May 15, 2001
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