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BANKS, The state of the several banks in this State, as they existed on the 7th day of May, 1832, is as follows:

Capital Stock. Real Es. Amount of Specie in Bills of oth-Amount of Amount of

debts due. vaults & Bos-er banks. deposits. bills in cirton banks.

culation. New Hampshire 147,500j 15,290,05 195,261,55. 4,920,85 2,345,00 19,107,771 57,575,00 N. H. Union

150,000 6,400,00 180,149,00* 8,208,00 5,311,00 7,543,00 24,482,00 Portsmouth

100,000! 6,217,93 123,331,03 10,813,05 141,00 11,065,63 25,936,00 Rockingham

100,000 1,000,00 121,659,03 5,240,21 9,570,10 18,675,721 17,458,00 Piscataqua


369,601,98 28,533,00 4,202,45 40,056,42 149,492,00 Commercial


121,296,22 28,664,05 4,355,82 16,537,85 66,286,00 Strafford

100,000 5,000,00 144,882,95 15,728,44 3,571,00 17,419,00 41,861,00 Dover

100,008 13,421,99 125,366,48 8,248,64 2,802,77] 7,941,72 38,158,00 Exeter

100,000 1,238,00 139,745,82 9,852,64 214,00 9,342,08 26,267,00 Concord

100,000 2,077,60 131,605,84 15,967,32 4,368,00 5,642,38 45,101,75 Merrimack County

100,000 4,671,65 130,881,02 18,825,27 710,00. 9,323,93 45,896,00 Cheshire

100,000; 2,054,00 158,201,40 15,595,171 1,826,00 2,520,00 73,430,00

100,000! 2,000,00! 142,189,28 10,649,74 254,00 2,490,00 51,065,00
Connecticut River 60,000 2,444,65 140,453,67 5,200,00! 578,00 31,499,671 45,276,00

100,000 5,954,45 159,154,29 20,771,580 3,719,5515,088,59 65,853,75

60,000 2,001,33 100,620,79 7,723,09 3,982,00 2,946,99 43,716,00 Manufacturers'

100,000 2,725,87 131,516,76 26,749,79 8,259,00 204,21 60,223,00 Farmers'

65,000 2,350,00 118,377,07 13,982,30 382,00 9,705,03 58,765,00

95,000 3,825,00 126,238,36 19,058,69 756,00 6,082,30 48,164,00
Bank of Lebanon 100,000 1,300,00 167,759,76 29,972,59 4,437,00 2,276,01 74,962,00

50,000 3,266,91 74,973,991 3,443,45 3,126,00 2,522,82 28,421,00

86,814 8,835,85 114,844,41| 12,968,53; 3,104,49 6,968,30 39,703,00

21,764,22 87,075,28 321,615,970 321,121,38 63,009,18 264,359,36 112,809,150 From the foregoing, returns which your committe have duly examined, it appears to them that the state and condition of all the Banks in this State are such as to entitle them to the continued confidence of the public.

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Resolution in favour of John Whipple.
Resolution providing for the purchase of a certain lot of land contiguous
Resolution in favour of Samuel Kelly and others.
Resolution appropriating four thousand dollars for furnishing the new
Resolution appropriating fifteen hundred dollars for the education of Deaf

REPORT OF THE WARDEN OF THE STATE PRISON. To the honorable Legislature of the State of New-Hampshire, at their Juno

session, 1832. In compliance with the requisitions of statute upon the government and regulations of the State Prison, the undersigned Warden would respectively submit the following report of the expenditures, receipts and profits as well as of the general concerns of that institution for the year ending May 31, 1832.

1.*INCOME-STONE SHOP.. Property on hand, May 31, 1832.

1761 38 Stock since purchased, pay of overseers,&c7127 36

9989 74 Sales of hammered stone, &c, last year 11,114 14 Stock and tools on hand, May 31, 1831, 1589 51

12703 65 Making the net gain of this shop

8814 01

SMITH SHOP. Stock and tools on hard, May 31, 1831,

3080 24 Stock since purchased, overseer's wages,&c.5093 92

8174 16 Sales of the past year

5722 64 Stock and tools on hand, May 31, 1832, in

cluding horses and aparatus in machine

3592 80

9915 44 Making the receipt exceed the disbursements

1141 28 SHOE SHOP. Stock and tools on hand May 31, 1831,

1593 72 Stock since purchased, Overseers wages, &c. 4402 91

-5996,63. Sales of last year,

5186,26 Stock and tools on hand May 31, 1832,


-7206,66. Profits of this shop for 1831,


WHEELWRIGHT SHOP. Property on hand May 31, 1831,

700,71 Stock since purchased, pay of Overseers, &c. 2509,40

-3210,11. Sales of last year,

3041,16 Stock and tools on hand May 31, 1832,


-3924,85. Profits of the past year,

714,74. COOPER'S SHOP. Stock and tools on hand May 31, 1831,

466,51 Stock since purchased, wages of Overseers, &c. 548,49

-1015,00. Sales of last year,

843,74 Stock and tools on hand May 31, 1832,


-1121,40. Leaving the income of this shop,

106,40 Cash received from visitors,

235,46 Total amount of last year's gain,


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Provisions on hand May 31, 1881, ,

do. since purchased,


-3012,29. Provisions on hand May 31, 1832,

Amount cousumed last year,

Bedding and clothes on hand May 31, 1831, $92,33
do. since purchased,


-1219,34. do. on hand May 31, 1832,

Expense of bedding and clothing, &c. last year,

Expenses for Deputy Warden's salary,
Watchmen's wages, board, &c.

Excess of furniture, fuel, &c. above,

2139,62 that of 1831,

24,95 Hospital--for Physician's salary, medicine, &c.

171,87 Repairs,

421,94 Balance of interest paid out,

24,53 Total amount of expenditures,

2757,36 Leaving a balance of net gain for the past year, of

1773,00 Amount of property on hand May 21, 1831,

9269,13 Cash on hand for same time,

1,465,93 Balance of debts due the prison May 31, 1831, 11,474,64

-22,209,70: Amount of property on hand May 31, 1832,

10,463,34 Balance of debts due the prison same time,

13,388,43 Cash on hand same date,


Increased amount of property and debts due
since May 31, 1831,

The whole number of convicts, May 31, 1831,

82 Since committed,

20 Retaken that escaped in 1925,


-103. Discharged by expiration of sentence,

10 Pardoned by Executive,

3 Died,

1 Escaped,


-14. Leaving the number in confinement May 31, 1832,

89 Making an increased number since last year, of

7 of this number are employed in Stone shop,

43 Shoe shop,

17 Smith Shop,

Wheel shop,

Cooper shop,
Tailors and weavers,
Waiters and washers,
Barber and nurse,



Whole number of prisoners committed since the
organization of the prison,

393 Natives of New-Hampshire,

do. other of the United States,


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SENTENCES. Of the 89 now in prison, five are for life,

6 For 13 years,

1 12

2 11

1 10

7 8

S 7

11 6

8 5

S2 Under 5

-89. It may not be deemed in proper here to remark, that the general expenses of the institution have been increased, and the profits of some shops considerably diminished by means altogether beyond the Warden's control.

The increased number of convicts and change of employment, have rendered necessary some repairs and alterations in the various shops which might otherwise have been dispensed with.

The extreme severity and unusual length of the winter season, while it enhanced the price of fuel, added greatly to the consumption and consequent expense of tha: article.

And the circumstance of the river and canal freezing up so early in the fall and remaining unnavigable till late in the spring, subjecting us to the extra expense of conveying many of our contract stone to Boston by land, very materially lessens the profits of the stone shop the past year.

But notwithstanding these unavoidable embarrassments, it will be seen that the profits of the institution have been somewhat increased from the year ending May 31,-1831.

The accompanying report of the Chaplain and Physician, whose kind and humane attention entitle them to the highest praise, supercede the necessity of any remarks in this place upon the health and moral condition of the prisoners.

ABNER S. STINSON, Warden. State Prison, Concord, May 31, 1832.

REPORT OF THE CHAPLAIN., So far as it relates to the morals of the prison, the Chaplain would respectfully state, as a general thing, the prisoners appear orderly, and mostly disposed to submit to the regulations of the Institution. Therefore only a small degree of punishment is necessary in comparison with other institutions of the kind. The provision made for religious service by the Directors, is one exercise during the week, which has been punctually attended with the convicts by the Chaplain on the Sabbath. In addition to the above, he has by the aid of Mr. Robinson, the Deputy Secretary, and others, attended a Bible Class and Sabbath School, through the warm season of the year, in which a great majority of the prisoners participated, with an'apparently deep interest.

The particular attention they render to moral and religious instruction admit of scarce a parallel, as a general thing. There are, however, as may reasonably be expected, some few exceptions to this among such a complicated character as we find thrown together in a State prison.

What use or improvement may be made of these instructions when they regain their liberty, and commingle with society again, is beyond my power

to determine;—but this much is demonstrated to certainty, they have a very salutary effect on their morals and behaviour while in prison, and quite a number of them profess to have realized a radical change both in heart and life, and we see nothing in their daily deportment contradictory of their profession.

This gives us encouragement to persevere in laudable efforts for the well being and reformation of this forlorn and unfortunate class of our fellow men. The Chaplain has often felt much to regret that he could not appropriate a greater portion of his time and attention to the immediate instruction of the convicts. In preaching to them, attending the Sabbath School and visiting them when sick, he has rendered one third part of his ministerial services, which was all he could do consistent with his other duties and engagements. He is fully persuaded to believe, if a prudenţ, experienced, and suitable man was selected to devote his attention wholly to the moral instruction of the prisoners, as many of the State prisons have done in different States, the benefits accruing to them and to commuity at large, would be many. The probable effects on their morals, both while in and when out of prison, would be very desirable and far beyond what we could réa-. sonably expect from occasional service only, and it is also believed that the result would be by no means disadvantageous to the interests of the State in a pecuniary point of light.

When the new prison shall be completed, and the convicts separated into, retired and solitary cells during their recess from their daily tois, it will un.. doubtedly add much toward their reformation, and the facilities for giving them suitable instruction will be far superior to those realized on the old plan. Then, after preaching to them in a collected body he would have an opportunity of conversing with each in his separate department, and free from all that embarrassment peculiar to those in company ; the prisoner will open his mind and feelings to his minister, whom he would soon view as his spiritual guide, and receive those admonitions and instructions particularly applicable to his condition. It will at once be very obvious to every reflecting mind, that a man thus placed should be one in whom the officers could confide with the utmost safety, and who would gain the entire confidence of the prisoner, in order to their spiritual benefit. His ultimate object, of course, should always be to lead the convicts to a just sense of the nature of his offences, that he may seek reconciliation and pardon through the Divine Redeemner, and become prepared to fill the station of a useful citizen of the community, and be of use to himself and others. As the Chaplain's term of service is nearly closed with the convicts, and not calculating on another term, he would the more readily and freely present these items for reflection.

And who does not feel the all importance of a thorough reformation in the inmates of our state penitentiary? Is there a Christian but what feels it and prays for it? Is there a philanthropist but what desires this object? We most humbly trust not; and would appeal to the intelligence, and enlightened judgment, and philanthropy of every statesman, whether NewHampshire shall not vie with her sister States in fulfilling the declaration of our Lord and Master, “ I was sick, and in prison, and ye came unto me and visited me.”

S. KELLY, Chaplain. Concord, June, 1832.

REPORT OF THE PHYSICIAN. The Physician of the New Hampshire State Prison respectfully begg

leave to report : That during the year ending May 31, 1832, there has been but one death

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