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Total, near Jan.1,1849, 21,420,275 118,508,448 28,236,755 "1848, 20,338,246 111,638,746 31,498,469
"1847, 17,631,553 108,643,384 30,660,945
several States to communicate such errors as they may detect in these ta. bles, as they will be republished in the volume for 1852 in a revised and perfect condition. The object here is to give only a summary of the facts, so as to afford the means of comparing the States with each other. Their financial condition is shown at much greater length under the head of "Individual States.' Official returns published in this work for 1843 (page 135) show that the total of the debts of the States in 1842 was $198,818,736. It is apparent, then, that there has been no great reduction of these debts.
Government for the Year ending the 1st Wednesday in January, 1852.
John G. Sawyer,
of North Anson,
Edmund W. Flagg,
Edward S. Osgood,
President of the Senate, $4 per day.
of Farmington, Speaker of the House, 4 “
Luther Fitch, of Portland; Jacob Smith, of Bath; Spencer A. Pratt, of Bangor; Frederic Greene, of Saco; Benj. A. G. Fuller, of Augusta; Geo. W. Batchelder, of Gardiner; and J. C. Crocker, of East Thomaston, are Judges in these places respectively. Some are paid by salaries, others by fees.
Amount of receipts from May 1, 1849, to April 30, 1850, inclusive,
Amount of expenditures from May 1, 1849, to April 30, 1850, inclusive,
The resources of the State are estimated at
Among which are enumerated, besides cash on hand and the proceeds of annual
taxes, 100 shares in the Augusta Bank,
U. S. six per cent. stock due 1856,
Whole amount of public debt,
Interest on the same, about
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; Daniel 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. Turner, 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 exceed, per week, $2.50 for males, and $2.25 for 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.
II. NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Government for the Year ending on the 1st Wednesday of June, 1851.