Excerpt from Message of F. C. Latrobe, Mayor, to the City Council of Baltimore: October 1st, 1877 Gentlemen: The term of the present administration is w near its close. The Municipal Government will soon pass into the hands of other public servants than ourselves; for this reason I desire, before the end of my official service as Mayor to send the following communication to your Horable Body, giving a statement of the condition of some of the City Departments, and calling your attention to a few matters which I hope may prove interesting and suggestive. The New Assessment. Under the provisions of an Act passed at the last session of the General Assembly, a new assessment has been made of all the taxable property in the State. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.