Image from page 358 of "Towns of New England and old England, Ireland and Scotland ... connecting links between cities and towns of New England and those of the same name in England, Ireland and Scotland;" (1921)
Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam's sons
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e of Manchester in the hope that it would attain a position ofimportance in manufactures and population, has given me great pleasure and I trust thatyour Centenary proceedings will prove a great success. Your expressions of goodwill towards us are much appreciated and reciprocated. I am, yours faithfully Charles Behrens, Lord Mayor. The City Library in Manchester, New Hampshire, has exchanged reports and letterswith the library in Manchester, England, and also contains about three hundredbooks, pamphlets, reports and histories relating to the antiquities of the Englishcity and a description of the cotton industry for which that place is famous. Mostof this collection came originally from the library of the late G. H. Adshead, Esq.,of Manchester, England, being purchased from his nephew, Hon. John Hyde ofWashington, D.C. At the time of the semi-centennial celebration in 1896 CharlesK. Walker, superintendent of the City Water Works, procured a photograph of MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE 119
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Photographed by Fred T. Irwin CITY HALL, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, Kindnesi Mijs F. Mabel WinciuU from a picture in the office of the Water Works of Manchester, New Hampshire, procured by Charles K.Walker, Manager of that Department at the time of the semi-centennial of the city. the City Hall of Manchester, England, which together with a photograph of theCity Hall of Manchester, New Hampshire, may now be seen in the office of theManchester Water Works Department. The early history of this important New England city is of great interest:—On June 13, 1810, John Langdon, Governor of New Hampshire, affixed his sealto a bill by which the name of the town of Derryfield was changed to IManchester,the exact phraseology of the essential part of the bill being as follows:— Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Courtconaen-ed:That said town of Derryfield shall forever hereafter be called and known by the nameof Manchester, any law, usage or custom to the contrary no
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