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Portsmouth, Va., July 8th, 1886 To the Hon. J. T. Baird, Mayor: Dear Sir - In reply to your communication I have the honor of submitting to you the second annual report of the business transactions of the market for the year ending June 30th, 1886. The remodeling of the market house has added greatly to the sanitary rules and regulations, and has proved to be a great convenience to the renters of stalls and also the public. The following is the amount of revenue from the market: Three thousand one hundred and two dollars and five cents ($3,102.05), independent of thirty hucksters at twenty dollars ($20) per year, amounting to six hundred dollars ($600.) Sale of old material from market house, one hundred and nineteen dollars and twenty-five cents ($119.25). Total amount, three thousand eight hundred and twenty-one dollars and thirty cents ($3,821.30.) I again call your attention to the necessity of a covering being erected over the fish and vegetable departments, and would urgently solicit your active co-operation in securing the above necessity. We could then have sound and healthy fish and vegetables through the heated Summer. The market is in a good sanitary condition. I have the honor, sir, to be, very respectfully, You obedient servant, E. N. Grant, Clerk of Market.