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County Receipts and Expenditures. From the imperfect nature of the returns in this State, as well as in others, it is difficult to ascertain the exact amount of receipts and expenditures in the several counties and towns. Mr. Greenleaf, in his valuable statistical work, entitled a “Survey of the State of Maine," has formed, in the shape of tables, an estimate of the County receipts and expenditures of that State for seven years in succession. These tables are curious and valuable, as showing not only the amount, but the objects of the expenditures. The tables for Cumberland County, which are here selected, will give a general idea of the subject.

ESTIMATE of RECEIPTS into the County TREASURY of Cumberland

County, exclusive of Direct Taxes.

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EstimATED AMOUNT and Objects of the EXPENDITURES of the County

of Cumberland.

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2,600' 3,300 3,000 3,000 2,800 2,800 4,800 Prisons and Prisoners, 1,400 1,400 1,500 1,500 800 400 450 Criminal Prosecutions, 800 800 800 1,000

700 500 Bills of Sheriff, &c. 800

800 1,200

1,300 1,000 1,000 Constables for services 200 200 250 255 230 230 Coroner's Inquisitions, 200 200 200 225 250 100 Judge of Probate, 50

400 Register of Probate,

900 Municipal Judge,

850 Justices C. S. &c. 500 - 500 400 725 570 450 Treasurer,

450 500 400 410 410 400 Record Books and Sta. 100 100 350 400

400 Roads and Bridges, 12,000 6004,400 752,200 1,150 1,500 11,181 32 Contingencies,

500 500 600

State Debt. The whole amount of debt now outstanding against the State is $45,000, and was obtained in the following manner, viz.

$40,000 00

Under Resolve of February 6th, 1822
Under Resolve of February 25th, 1828, on the Treasurer's

Note, dated November, 25th, 1828

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The interest on the same is $2,250 per annum, and payable semi-annually at the Treasury Office.

Banks.

An Abstract from the Returns of the Directors of the several incorporated

Banks within this State, made to the Office of the Secretary of State, June, 1829.

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Dolls.

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Dolls.

Dolls. Dolls. Dolls. Dolls. Augusta

100,000 35,759 36,787 30 1,867 78 5,538 41 7,653 07/ 3 Bank of Portland 200,000 26,206 101,413 38 6,291 14 19,738 85 28,792 32 2 Bangor

50,000 37,341 11,711 83 19,110 22 2,157 36 5,000 00 3 Bath 100,000 8,380 57,534 21 1,997 68

2,513 02

79 49 4 Canal

300,000 35,366 59,807 71 2,773 01 13,277 69 12,001 55 25 Casco

200,000 27,843 50,130 82 6,771 41 22,943 34 13,824 60 3 Cumberland

200,000 35,682 41,879 65 14,625 54 32,181 79 53,425 30 38 Gardiner

100,000 31,762 7,186 12 1,143 11 2,975 15 5,274 72 3 Kennebunk

100,000 37,784 14,461 48 2,405 78 2,394 75 22,583 60 2.} Kennebec

No return. Lincoln .

100,000 28,165 15,041 40 | 1,465 79 7,649 60 13,695 83 31 Manufacturers'

100,000 19,171 5,596 36 1,044 60 2,637 72 4,388 66 2.1 Merchants'. 150,000 30,112 33,196 06 5,934 83 *24,847 24 19,180 35 3 Passamaquoddy No return. Saco

100,000 31,404 11,796 34 1,801 59 3,095 36 8,984 16 3 South Berwick 50,000 20,756 3,896 47 3,493 10 4,181 70 3,740 52 35 Thomaston

50,000 46,893 7,597 23 601 81 10,756 15 1,019 55 4 Union

50,000 32,140 9,595 81 1,195 17 3,304 69 16,557 70 3. Vassalborough 50,000 40,217 7,174 15 2,323 76 2,439 46 13,499 04 3 Waterville.

50,000 26,221 59310 64 142 36 3,291 57 2,343 49 3 Winthrop No return.

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* Including $3,000 deposited in the State Bank, Boston.

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Aggregate Amount of the Bills of the several Banks of Maine, in Circula

tion at different periods.

Date of Returns

from Banks. June,

1820 January,

1821 June, 1821 January,

1822 June, 1822 January, 1823 June, 1823 January, 1824

Amount of Bills in
Circulation.

469,014

781,816 1,062,370 1,270,201 1,148,753 879,681

728,199 1,050,608

Date of Returns

from Banks.
June, 1824
January, 1825
June, 1825
January, 1826
June,

1826
January,

1827 June, 1827 January, 1828

Amount of Bills in

Circulation.
$1,096,944
1,172,499
1,040,113

867,294
588,691
685,718
597,092
764,251

Academies.

LIST OE ACADEMIES, with the Date of their Incorporation, Amount of their Endowments by the Legislature, and a Statement of the actual Funds belonging to them, from Official Returns.

Acres of
Name.
Date of Incorporation. Land Actual Funds.

granted. Berwick

11th March, 1791 23,040 $6,837 00 Hallowell

5th March, 1791 23,040 7,886 00 Fryeburgh

9th February,

1792 12,000 10,000 00 Washington, at Machias

7th March,

1792 23,040 | 21,790 93 Portland

24th February, 1794 11,520 Lincoln, at New Castle

23d February, 1801 11,520 Gorham

5th March,

1803 11,520 Hanipden

7th March,

1803 11,520 Bluehill

8th March,

1803 11,520 6,552 00 Hebron

10th February, 1804 11,520 8,006 64 Bath

6th March,

1805 11,520 8,050 00 Farmington

18th February, 1807 11,520 2,294 36 Bloomfield 18th February, 1807 11,520

3,000 00 Warren

25th February, 1808 11,520 Belfast

29th February, 1808

11,520

5,723 76 Bridgetown

8th March,

1808
11,520

10,441 97 Bath, Female

11th March, 1808 11,520 Limerick . 17th November, 1808 11,520

4,051 44 Monmouth

19th June,
1808 11,520

6,649 92 Thornton, at Saco 16th February, 1811 | 11,520 7,180 00 North Yarmouth

4th February, 1811 11,520 19,710 65 Young Ladies', at Bangor 27th January,

1818 | 11,520 Cony, Female, at Augusta 10th February, 1818 11,520 9,985 00 China 12th June, 1818 | 11,520

8,333 00 Foxcroft

31st January,
1823 11,520

4,950 00 Brunswick

23d January,

1823 Anson

8th February, 1823 Oxford, Female, at Paris 7th February, 1827 Dearborn

1,776 37 Maine Wesleyan

12,574 67 Wiscasset

4,428 00

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Common Schools.

By a law of the state, every town, however large or small, is required to raise annually, for the support of schools, a sum equal at least to forty cents for each person in the town, and to distribute this sum among the several schools or districts, in proportion to the number of scholars in each. The expenditure of the sum is left principally to the discretion of the town, and its committee or agents, appointed for that purpose. In the year 1825 the legislature required a report from each town in the state, respecting the situation of the schools. From these reports, made in the winter of 1826, Mr. Greenleaf has drawn the following summary.

COUNTIES.

Amount of Money

Amount
Number Number Number required expended for support

annually raised and
of
of who by law to

of Schools.
School children usually be raised
between attend and

From the
tricts. 4 and 21. Schools. expended From Income of

annually. Taxes.

permanent

Funds.

Total annual Expenditures.

Dis

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20,820 14,602 $18,513 20 $19,905 82 $ 229 93 $20,185 58 19,238 14,630" 19,778 00 20,646 65 1,520 06 22,166 71 21,171 14,942 18,737 20 19,513 41 813 10 20,326 51 11,712 8,129 8,901 20 11,099 46 100 00

11,199 79 7,881 5,903 7,142 40

7,173 57

487 60 7,661 17 5,009 3,346 5,097 60

5,420 83 206 20 5,626 85 19,561 14,923 16,060 00 17,827 31 375 27 18,203 08 12,935 10,217 10,841 60 10,990 03 1,294 21 11,384 29 11,903

8,340 8,710 00 10,737 07 336 58 11,073 65 7,701 6,923 5,543 00 9,849 77 251 20 10,100 97 137,931 | 101,325 119,334 20) 132,263 5,614 15 | 137,878 57

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Gardiner Lyceum.

This institution was founded by Robert H. Gardiner, Esq., in 1821, principally for the purpose of affording to the operative and productive classes of the community, such scientific education as may be most useful in their respective arts and occupations. The Officers, in Jan. 1829, consisted of

Salary.

$800
Professor of Natural History and Agriculture
Tutor in Mathematics

500 Number of Students, 25. A workshop, fitted up with circular saws, lathes, and other machinery, and under the superintendence of Mr. P. C.

600

Holmes, enables many of the Students to meet a part or all of their expenses.

A farm is about being added, which will enable those who prefer agricultural pursuits to do the like.

Officers and their Salaries. EXECUTIVE.

Salary. Governor

$1,500 JUDICIARY. Supreme Court. - Prentiss Mellen, Chief Justice, 1,800

Nathan Weston, jun., Associate Justice, 1,500
Albion K. Parris,

1,500 Common Pleas. - Ezekiel Whitman, Chief Justice, 1,200 Samuel E. Smith, Associate Justice,

1,200 David Perham

1,200 LEGISLATURE. The members of the Senate and House of Representatives receive each $2 a day; the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House, $4.

Cumberland and Oxford Canal. This will unite the waters of Sebago Pond with those of Portland Harbour. Company incorporated in 1821. Canal commenced in May, 1828; to be completed in Sept. 1829. Length of artificial canal, 204 miles; whole extent of water communication will exceed 40 miles, Sebago Pond being connected with Long Pond by a dam and lock. Estimated expense, from $190,000 to $200,000. Descent, about 250 feet, made by 25 locks. Articles of transportation ; timber of various kinds, wood, stone, ashes, sand to make glass, and produce of the country, down the canal. In return, salt, plaster, fish, merchandise. The water communication may be extended to the Androscoggin, and even it is said, to the Chaudiere.

State Prison at Thomaston. Aggregate amount of the expenditures in the purchase, erection, and repairs of the state prison at Thomaston, from the commencement, in 1823, to the 30th Nov. 1826.

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