Excerpt from Valedictory of the Hon. James A. Weston, Mayor, to the City Council of Manchester, Delivered Before the Two Branches in Convention, January, 1869
Included in the foregoing statement is the sum of paid for furnishing and fitting up the court house and lot, which was authorized to be met by loan; but was taken from the tax receipts. In all, the sum of has been paid from tax receipts, on account of the court house, above the sum raised by loan, rather than hire money, while sufficient funds were remaining in the treasury. And notwithstanding this, there is now in the city treasury, the sum of which is a larger cash balance than was ever before on hand at the close of any municipal year.
NO bills have been contracted for our successors to provide for, and efforts having been made by advertising in the daily papers and otherwise, to have every outstanding claim presented for payment at the close of the year, it is confidently believed that the demands against the city are adjusted as fully as it is practicable to do, at any given. Time.
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