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THE 



FIFTEENTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF TUC 



FINANCES 



OF THB 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER. 



FOB THI 



Year ending February 1, 1853. 



BOSTON : 

PRINTED BY DAVID CLAPP 184 WASHINGTON ST. 

1853. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



The Selectmen respectfully submit to the Town 
their report of its financial condition for the year 
1852-53, terminating on the last day of January, 
1853 — being the fifteenth of the series of Eeports of 
Receipts and Expenditures of the Town. 

The amount of money received from various sour- 
ces, as will appear in the report of the Auditors, is 
$48,137 85. 

Of the above amount, there has been expended for 
the poor in the Alms House, the sum of $2,279 59, 
of which a considerable portion is for keeping teams, 
and for labor done at different parts of the Town. 

This Institution folly sustains its good reputation 
for health and comfort, and much credit is due to the 
present Superintendent and Matron for their unwea- 
ried attention and kindness to those under their care. 
The number of inmates on the 1st day of February, 
1852, was 24. During the year, 39 have been admit- 
ted, 25 have been discharged, and 5 have died ; leav- 
ing 33 at the present time, 17 of whom are foreigners 
or of foreign parentage. 

In addition to the above, many have been admitted 
for a day or two, either by being confined in the cells 
or as travellers. No place has been selected for a 
new Alms House ; and as the several State Alms 
Houses are in progress of building, to which foreign 



paupers are to be removed, it is deemed unnecessary 
to look for a new site at present. 

During the past year, the number of persons out of 
the Alms House who have applied for assistance has 
been considerably increased over that of former years. 
The overseers have given aid to many who were con- 
sidered as deserving ; and to others, when it was for 
the interest of the Town so to do. 

The number of Lunatics at Worcester Hospital, 
considered as belonging to the Town, is thi'ee ; one of 
whom (having been there since 1848) was supposed 
to have belonged to another town, and his account 
for board has not as yet been paid ; but by a late de- 
cision of the Supreme Court, this Town has become 
responsible for his support. 

The Highways will show for themselves that much 
labor has been done on them during the past year, 
and that there is still more to do. New roads are being 
made every year, and we now have about 37 miles 
of roads to repair. Our facilities for obtaining suita- 
ble material are becoming less every year, or the dis- 
tance for carting it is increased, all of which, with the 
repeated calls for additional side-walks, render our 
Highways an important item in our expenses. The 
Board would therefore recommend that the sum of 
$4,000' be appropriated for the repairs of the High- 
ways, and for making and gravelling side-walks, the 
present year. 

The subject of repairing Berry Street was, at the last 
March meeting, referred to the Selectmen. Having 
viewed said Street, and finding that it was almost 
impassable from its rocks, trees and bushes, thereby 
rendering the Town liable for damage in case of acci- 



dent, it was thought expedient to put it in a passable 
condition, and they have caused this to be done at an 
expense of ^150. 

Upon an appHcation of the Selectmen of West 
Roxbury, to raise and repair a short street at its 
junction with Brush Hill Turnpike, near the resi- 
dence of the Rev. Wm. E. Abbott, after viewing 
the same, and conferring with the parties concerned 
therein, it was deemed advisable to discontinue a por- 
tion of said street, in front of Mr. Abbott's land, 
he paying the Town the sum of $100. The other 
part of said street has been raised and repaired ; and 
on Mr. Abbott's paying that sum, we would recom- 
mend that that section of the street be discontinued. 

A new Engine House for Engine No. 3, has been 
erected, near the residence of Capt. Thomas Baldwin, 
on land belonging to Mr. Henry Clark, a lease of 
which is on file at the Selectmen's Room. 

At the last April meeting, the Town voted that the 
Selectmen be empowered to shingle and otherwise 
repair the Town House, No definite sum was ap- 
propriated for that pm'pose ; but in accordance with 
said vote, they did as much as they felt authorized to 
do — the whole of which, including piazza, out-house, 
painting, settees, lamps, &c., has cost the sum of 
$720. Some further improvements are desirable, 
such as ante-rooms, &c., which we submit to the con- 
sideration of the Town. 

There was appropriated the last year, the sum of 
one hundred and fifty dollars to improve the Burial 
Grounds. That sum appears insufficient for tak- 
ing care of the trees and shrubbery, and clearing the 
walks and carriage ways. We would therefore 



recommend that the sum of two hundred dollars be 
appropriated the present year for this purpose ; .and 
we would also recommend that the Town take mea- 
sures to enlarge the present lots, or procure another 
lot for a cemetery. 

On petition of several persons, we take this oppor- 
tunity to bring before the Town the importance of in- 
closing the common land on Meeting House Hill, or 
such portion as may be thought best, for the improve- 
ment of that part of the town. 

During the past year, in consequence of several 
burglaries having been committed in the Town, the 
Selectmen have employed one person to patrol a por- 
tion of the streets by night. It must be obvious to 
all, that bordering on the city as we do, it will become 
necessary, for the protection of our houses and pro- 
perty, to provide a sufficient number of permanent 
night watchmen. While on duty, they could assist 
the police if necessary, and otherwise afford our citi- 
zens that protection which they appear to demand. 

We would again call the attention of the Town to 
the furnishing of lamps for some of the most pro- 
minent corners of our streets. We would also take 
this occasion to call the attention of the Town to the 
recent robbery of the shop of Mr. William F. Pope, 
and the daring intrepidity manifested by several of 
our citizens in securing two of the robbers, and w^ould 
suggest that the Town should compensate them for 
their services on that occasion. 

OLIVER HALL, ) 

WILLIAM TOLMAN, } ntrcEJ'' 
ROBERT VOSE, ) 

Dorchester^ January 31 ^ 1853. 



BOAED OF HEALTH. 



The Board of Health have attended to their several 
duties according to law. Their action has been 
limited to inspection and advisement ; they have found 
no occasion for direct interference. They heard such 
complaints as were brought before them ; they in- 
spected such places as were supposed to be seats of 
filth or might be som'ces of disease, or in any way 
injurious to the health of the inhabitants, or the 
neighborhood. They inquired into the manner of 
burial in the several cemeteries in this town, and they 
found the laws of the Commonwealth in general 
complied with. 

The year 1852 was one of remarkable health ; no 
epidemic, endemic, or contagious disease has prevailed 
in the town or any of its parts. The Board therefore 
found no occasion for interference with the condition 
of houses or the arraligement of families ; and al- 
though there were some houses much more crowded 



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with inhabitants than was advisable for the health arid 
vigor of themselves and their children, and some of 
these would be much improved by- better means of 
ventilation, by better habits of cleanliness within, and 
by drainage and removal of their offal without, which 
might in unfavorable seasons be productive of disease, 
and without doubt in any season prevents the deve- 
lopment and enjoyment of full and complete health 
and strength, still, as no unusual sickness was found 
in these houses and locaHties, they took no active 
measures for their improvement. 



8 

Yet as some dwellings are filled with inhabitants, 
where whole famiUes occupy a single room, and each 
room has its family, and there is a tendency of our 
foreign population thus to collect and crowd them- 
selves together, the Board of Health would earnestly 
advise that the owners of these houses see that they 
are provided with every means of internal and external 
purification, that the rooms be well ventilated, and 
that proper facilities for removal of all ofFal and filth 
be given to the inhabitants, and that they be required 
to keep their rooms and their premises in such a state 
of neatness as to prevent the generation of any dis- 
eases from those sources even in sickly seasons ; and 
that these poor people, whose health and strength 
constitute their only capital and means of living, should 
enjoy every opportunity and advantage of having 
these in their best condition. 

They would also recommend that the Town pursue 
the same system as to roads and streets, as has been 
lately adopted. The roads should be sufficiently wide 
to admit of free ventilation when they shall be com- 
pactly built upon, and of such grades as to allow of 
perfect drainage, and thus the health of this future 
city will be so far provided for. 

By order of the Board. 

EDWARD JARVIS. 



EECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 



SCHOOLS. 

Everett School — Su'in7ier Street. 

Paid Elwell Woodbury, for teaching 
Saraii R. Pearson, " 

Sarah H. Page, *' 

Eliza O. Pearson, " 

Elwell Woodbury, books, ink, chalk, making 

fires, sweeping, &;c. 
Sarah H. Pearson, books and repairs 
Eliza 0. Pearson, books, pencils, making fires 

and sweeping 
Preston & Curtis, 12 tons coal and housing 
A. Phelps & Co., 15 baskets charcoal "* 
T. W. Capen, repairing clock 
J. G. Allbright, repairs 

J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove and furnace work 
Stephen Gulliver, setting glass and painting 
T, Buck, 60 baskets charcoal 
I. "W. Follansbee, labor and stock 
D. Brewer & Son, brush and mugs 



Mather School — Meeting House Hill. 

Paid Levi Adams, for teaching 
John Kneeland, " 

Mary Pearson, " 

Betsey Hooper, " 

Harriet Wales, " 

E. A. Jacobs, " 

Betsey Hooper, books, 1 80 ; mug, 10 
2 



700 00 


250 00 


250 00 


225 00 


25 16 


3 85 


11 95 


70 80 


4 50 


1 00 


5 54 


16 37 


1 50 


16 20 


5 00 


1 96 


$1,588 83 


350 00 


323 37 


250 00 


225 00 


58 00 


52 00 


1 90 



10 



Paid Levi Adams, books, charcoal, ink, making 
fires, cleaning, &c. 
John Kneeland, do. do. do. 
Mary Pearson, books, ink and chalk 
Preston & Curtis, 10 tons coal and housing 
Chaffee & Co., 15 baskets charcoal 
T. Buck, 40 do. do. 

Chas. Emery & Co., ^ cord wood, sawed and split 
Wm. Davenport, setting glass 
J. R. Barnes, do. do. and labor 
Wm. F. Williams, mason work and stock 
Edward Jones, labor and stock 
D. Brewer & Son, padlocks and hooks 
Oliver Hall, table and repairing desk 



36 45 


16 83 


6 68 


59 00 


4 50 


10 80 


plit 4 25 


1 75 


8 34 


3 25 


7 66 


1 58 


10 25 



$1,431 61 



Adams School — Adams Street. 



Paid Adoniram Alden, for teaching 
Ann Tolman, " 

Almira J. Paul, " 

Helen H. Pearson, " 

Maria Nichols, " 

Adoniram Alden, ink, books, making fires, 

sweeping, &c. 
Preston & Curtis, 12 tons coal and housing 
Chaffee & Co., 15 baskets charcoal 
T. Buck, 40 do. do. 

J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove and furnace work 
J. P. Spooner, paid cleaning 
S. Tolman, Jr. repairs 
H. W. Blanchard, labor and stock 
I. W. Follansbee, do. do. 

Isaac Field, mats, pails and mugs 
D. Brewer & Son, mat and wash-bowl 



700 00 


250 00 


43 75 


106 18 


62 50 


14 80 


73 50 


4 50 


10 80 


35 55 


1 96 


1 00 


8 73 


30 62 


2 41 


163 



$1,347 93 



Gibson School — School Street, 

Paid D. B. Wheeler, for teaching 525 GO 

Robert Vose, Jr. « 161 52 



11 

Paid Adaline Whiton, for teaching 225 96 

Lucy P. Tolman, " 225 00 

Susan W. Tolman, " 208 00 

L. P. & S. W. Tolman, for books 72 
D. B. Wheeler, for books, ink, cleaning, making 

fires, &c. 20 95 

Robert Vose, Jr., books, cleaning and sweeping 4 70 

Charles Hood, charcoal 2 53 

Preston & Curtis, 10 1-8 tons coal and housing 61 07 

for brick, lime and sand 10 70 

T. Buck, 4 baskets charcoal 10 80 

T. W. Capen, setting glass and repairs 1 25 

J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove and furnace work 9 30 

I. W. Follansbee, labor and stock 205 92 

Jacob Davis, labor and stock 9 85 

D. Brewer & Son, brooms 56 

Samuel Tileston, painting and setting glass 81 20 



$1, 765 08 



WmxHROP School — River Streets 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching 700 00 

Mary F. Temple, " 250 00 

Elizabeth Stetson, " 225 00 

Elisabeth Davis, " 164 00 

Sarah R. Childs, " 40 00 

E. Black, for cleaning 6 81 

A. Black, do. do. and sweeping- 11 25 

J. P. Spooner, 10 baskets charcoal 3 00 

Preston & Curtis, 8 tons coal and housing 47 20 

J. P. Spooner, paid making fires and cleaning 16 51 

J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove and furnace work 12 25 

Thos. C. Campbell, labor in yard 18 25 

Edward Whalan, do. do. 5 25 

T. Buck, 30 baskets charcoal 8 10 

Samuel Tileston, setting glass and painting 90 78 

D. Brewer & Son, hard ware, &c. 7 35 

J. & A. Pope, labor and stock 28 29 

$1,634 04 



12 

Eliot School — AdaTus Street. 

Paid Almira French, for teaching 
Cynthia M. Ruggles, " 
E. Black, for cleaning 
A. Black, sweeping ^ 

J. P, Spooner, 10 baskets charcoal 

for cleaning and making fires 
Preston & Curtis, 6 tons coal and housing 

for ^ cord wood 
T. Buck, 25 baskets charcoal 
Edward Whalan, labor 
D. Brewer & Son, stationery and hard ware 
Samuel Tileston, setting glass 
J. & A. Pope, labor and stock 



250 00 


225 00 


5 25 


5 00 


3 00 


17 07 


35 40 


3 00 


6 75 


125 


7 95 


2 66 


9 36 



$571 69 



Norfolk School — Norfolk Street. 

Paid A. W. Sprague, for teaching 188 46 

E. G. Emery, " 511 54 

Martha A. Baker, «' 225 00 

Mary J. Pope, " 208 00 

A. W. Sprague, ink, chalk, books and cushion 3 20 

E. G. Emery, ink and books 5 15 
M. A. Baker, books 45 
Preston & Curtis, 8 tons coal and housing 47 20 
T. Buck, 38 baskets charcoal 10 26 

F. Welly, labor 3 25 
J. Jones, cleaning and getting out rocks 29 50 
J. C. Doane, labor and stock 161 77 
Henry Clark, Jr., pail and brushes 1 40 
Wm. Clark, labor and stock 9 35 
D. Brewer & Son, mat and hard ware 2 74 

$1,407 27 



Butler School — River Street, 



Paid Susan C. Goff, for teaching, 
for books 
Maria Crane, teaching, 



75 00 

1 40 

225 00 



Paid Maria Crane, for ink and pail 

Preston & Curtis, 4 tons coal and housing 
T. Buck, 20 baskets charcoal 
Elihu Greenwood, broom, lock and chalk 
for making fires and sweeping 



23 60 


5 40 


1 12 


9 00 



$341 37 



Neponset School — Neponset Village. 

Paid Harriette Butrick, for teaching, 
Abby C. Ford, 

H. Butrick, books, ink, blocks and repairs 
A. C. Ford, cleaning room 
Preston & Curtis, 8 tons coal and housing 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove and furnace work 
Henry F. Fobes, whitewashing 
Jabez Rowland, books 
Joseph Marshall, books, brooms, &c. 
R. V. Marshall, making fires, sweeping, &c. 
T. Buck, 29 baskets charcoal 
H. W. Blanchard, labor and stock 
0. P. Bacon, housing coal 



300 00 


225 00 


2 82 


2 10 


47 20 


11 21 


150 


30 


1 40 


IS 12 


7 83 


13 08 


150 



Maverick School — Commercial Street. 

Paid Abby A. Morton, for teaching, 
Mary E. Tolman, " 

for chalk and dipper 
Abby A. Morton, books, ink and cleaning 
Preston & Curtis, 8 tons coal and housing 
Chas. F. Preston & Co., 5 tons coal 
for 1 cord wood, sawed and split 
W. F. Capen, making fires and sweeping 
T. W. Capen, repairing clock 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove and furnace work 
J. R. Barnes, setting glass 
Edward Jones, labor and stock 



$632 06 



250 00 


225 00 


22 


3 70 


47 20 


83 50 


8 25 


18 00 


1 75 


4 08 


75 


13 31 



$605 76 



14 

Washington School — Washington Village, 

Paid John Kneeland, for teaching 
Charles F. Patch, " 

Adaline M. Sheldon, " 
Rebecca F. Hovey, " 

Ellen Ashcroft, " 

John Kneeland, books, cleaning, making fires, &c 
Charles F. Patch, " " " " 

Preston & Curtis, 14 tons coal and housing 
Chaffee & Co., 20 baskets charcoal 
T. Buck, 44^ " 

J. M. Johnson, labor and stock 
Joshua Plummer, labor in cellar 
Thomas W. Capen, clock 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove and furnace work 
J. P. Cotton, repairs on pump 
D. Brewer & Son, mats 



BoWDoiN School — Mount Bowdoin. 

Paid Harriet L. Wales, for teaching 
for books for desk 
Preston & Curtis, 3 tons coal and housing 
Chaffee & Co., 8 baskets charcoal 
T. Buck, 10 " 

C. Glass, setting glass 

D. Brewer & Son, brush and bell 
Oliver Hall, table 



376 68 


315 76 


225 00 


225 00 


39 00 


15 23 


15 20 


82 60 


6 17 


12 02 


7 25 


4 66 


5 00 


21 44 


5 75 


4 00 


$1,360 71 


56 25 


75 


17 70 


2 40 


2 70 


5 80 


92 


7 00 



$93 52 



High School — Gibson Street, 

Paid William J. Rolfe, for teaching 83 33 

for attending examination 4 50 

key, 25; books, 1,00 1 25 

E. Black, for cleaning 2 25 

Preston & Curtis, 10 tons coal and housing 59 00 

J. P. Spooner, clock 7 00 

T. Buck, 38 J baskets charcoal 10 39 

Wright & Hasty', printing 32 31 



15 



Paid Samuel Tileston, painting walls 

D. Brewer & Son, brushes, pails, and hardware 



12 00 
17 09 



$229 12 



GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Paid Richard Pike, for examining schools 33 days 
James H. Means, " " 15 " 

Increase S. Smith, " " 26 " 

for expenses to Salem, &c. 
0. P. Bacon, examining schools 48 days 

for services as secretary 

taking census of children 

examining biUs, reports, recording and filing 
papers, 24 days 

postage, 45; expenses to Quincy, 75 
North Baptist Society, for rent of vestry- 
Charles Howe, distributing reports 
E. J. Baker, rent of land 
Peter Blake, dinners and horse-keeping 
J. P. Spooner, thermometers 
B. L. Sumner, refreshments 
Boston Journal, advertising 
Boston Post, " 

Boston Courier, " 
David Clapp, printing reports 
D. Brewer & Son, town maps and nails 
Edmund Pope, his proportion of school money 



33 00 


15 00 


26 00 


2 17 


48 00 


26 00 


25 00 


24 00 


1 20 


100 00 


20 00 


20 00 


47 00 


3 50 


6 50 


2 00 


150 


2 00 


92 66 


5 14 


36 40 



RECAPITULATION. 




Everett School 


1,688 83 


Mather School 


1,431 61 


Adams School 


1,347 93 


Gibson School 


1,765 08 


Winthrop School 


1,634 04 


Eliot School 


571 69 


Norfolk School 


1,407 27 


Butler School 


341 37 


Neponset School 


632 06 


Maverick School 


605 76 



$537 07 



16 

Washington School 
Bowdoin School 
High School 
General school expenses 

Total Expenses for Schools 

Cr. 

Amount of Appropriation 

Income of Gibson School Fund 
" Stoughton " " 

" State " " 



1,360 71 

93 52 

229 12 

537 07 


$13,546 06 

12,150 00 
608 08 
222 10 
366 01 



$13,346 19 
Expended over appropriation and income 1 99 87 



$13,546 06 



POOR IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Joel Lucas, Jr., for boots and shoes 20 72 

J. H. & A. Sumner, provisions 176 60 

E. J. Bispham, domestic goods 107 34 

Drury & Frost, provisions 40 28 

John Freeman, 10 days labor 10 00 

Ira Highland, apples and onions 6 75 

Charles F. Preston & Co., wood, coal and hay 60 25 

Patrick Collins, ice 4 00 

William Clapp, tan 95 

Jacob N. Wate, butter and cheese 11 34 

Preston & Curtis, wood and coal 39 77 

Henry Atkins & Co., West India goods 130 77 

Lewis G. Hersey, groceries 92 27 

A. & J. H. Upham, flour and groceries 131 44 

N. W. & T. Tileston, grain and meal 393 63 
Charles Tucker, conveying sick woman to the 

Alms House 1 00 

John Keen and wife, one year's services 437 50 

P. P. Hildreth, use of boat 2 50 

D. Torrey, 2 swine 21 60 

William Parkhurst, potatoes 1 1 40 

Lawrence Carroll, labor 5 00 

Dr. J. Atkinson, medical attendance 6 00 



17 



Paid William Murph3% labor 
John Sargent, hay 
Humphrey & Tisdale, butter 
Peter Blake, fish and provisions 
Cyrus Balkum, hay rigging 
Ellen Rotch, labor 33 weeks 
William B. Oliver, bathing tub 
William Davenport, services as sexton 
Sylvanus Percival, manure 
John Delano, carriage work 
William Hendry, manure 
Asa Davenport, hinges and screws 
Edward V. Munroe, smith's work 
Dr. Benjamin Gushing, medical attendance 
Daniel White, 4 pigs 
Patrick Rogers, 15 flour barrels 
John Tolman, straw 
William Davis, straw 
James W. Hildreth, use of boat 
Stephen Baker, gravel 
Thomas J. Tolman, straw 
Silas W. Leonard, boots and shoes 
D. Prouty & Co., seeds and tools 
John Preston, chocolate 
Edward Jones, flour barrels 
Charles J. Sumner, tin and stove work 
Charles A. Upham, wheelwright w^ork 
Andrew Glover, groceries 
Oliver Davenport, smith's work 
John C. Hewins, " " 

Oliver Hall, paid sundry bills 



Balance unexpended 

$2,580 62 

Cr. 

By amount received from sale of pears 86 00 

" " " horse 75 00 

" " " salt grass 25 00 

" " pork 16 30 

board of sundry persons at Abns House 37 00 

use of derrick and teams 49 25 

3 



8 00 


12 58 


42 45 


93 70 


30 00 


24 75 


10 00 


9 00 


8 00 


40 00 


16 00 


84 


39 03 


15 00 


11 00 


2 50 


4 88 


13 42 


67 


2 75 


844 


29 01 


27 05 


24 00 


1 20 


20 53 


14 37 


28 26 


5 57 


17 17 


8 31 


2,279 59 


30103 



18 



By amount received for bridge stone 
State pauper account 



Appropriation 



4 00 

88 07 



380 62 
2,200 00 



$2,580 62 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Oliver Hall, for cash paid sundry persons 76 00 

William Tolman, " " " " 169 41 

Robert Vose, " " " " 52 25 
Wm. Tolman, burying Thos. Kelly and Edward 

Dolan 6 50 

Town of Wrentham 39 00 

" of Randolph 88 71 

" of West Roxbury 13 00 

Isaac Field, goods to sundry persons 20 00 

R. M. Todd, coal and wood ' 42 62 

Allen & Putnam, coal and wood 9 75 

Preston & Curtis, " " " 133 64 

Dr. Benjamin Gushing, medical attendance 10 00 

Geo. W. Tuckerman, board of two children 6 75 

Charles F. Preston & Co., wood and coal 95 43 

Dr. Edward Jarvis, medical attendance 8 25 

Robert F. Tolman, goods to sundry persons 26 00 

Henry Clark, Jr., " " " 3 50 

Samuel G. Wood, " " " 4 00 

William A. Gilbert, " " " 5 00 

Isaac Field, " " " 10 00 

Andrew Glover, " " " 5 00 

City of Boston, supplies 54 26 



$879 07 



Cr. 

By amount received from sundry towns 
Appropriation 



Expended over 



31 00 

800 00 

831 00 

48 07 



$879 07 



19 

LUNATICS IN HOSPITAL. 

Paid S. J. Jennison, Esq., Treasurer, for board 

and clothing of sundry persons 302 21 

Town of Canton 132 08 



Balance unexpended 



Appropriation 

Amount received from Mrs. Floyd 





434 29 
191 71 


600 00 
26 00 


$626 00 



$626 00 



HIGHWAYS. 



'aid Eben'r Wales (surveyor), 167 days at 1 75 

for horses, 4S6 days, at 1 00 

for carts, 324 " 
Thomas Baldwin (surveyor), 144 J days at 1 75 

for horses, 583 daj's, 

for carts, 420 " 
Luke Coyle, 164 days 
James CofTey, 147| days 
William Floyd, moving snow 
William White, " 
Dennis Toomey, '' " 

William Littlefield, 
William Paul, ploughing 
Thomas Cooper, gravel 
Phinehas Goodwin, labor 
Mr. Hoyt, stones 
Patrick Riley, 169f days labor 
Thomas Coyle, 177^ '' " 
Isaac Hart, 82| " " 

Aaron D. Capen, 15 loads stone and carting 
Charles Ellis, gravel 
Milton James, 364 loads gravel 
William Floyd, 261 " 
Moses Dane, 5 days labor 
John Delano, sharpening picks 
John C. Hewins, smith's work 
Michael Curly, 191^ days labor 



292 25 


486 00 


54 44 


252 44 


583 00 


69 99 


184 50 


166 21 


6 00 


1 12 


1 13 


56 


1 75 


1 20 


4 50 


1 12 


191 23 


199 68 


92 55 


5 62 


4 00 


36 40 


26 10 


5 62 


76 


21 12 


215 42 



20 



Faid Patrick Morris, 184J days labor 
Daniel Hart, 149"^ " 

John TuUy, 184J " '^ 

Nicholas Dunican, 3 '' " 
John Donalon, 57 " " 

William Love, labor 
John Gateley, 11^ days labor 
Henry Humphreys, 150 loads gravel 
Stephen Baker, 356 
Eben'r Wales, S82 

Henry Humphreys, 75 
Eichard Clapp, Jr., 200 
Jacob Bird, 181 

Martha Baker. 515 
H. & R. Elch, 16 

D. Prouty & Co., shovels and hoes^ 
Oliver Davenport, smith's work 



Appropriation 
Expended over 



stone chips 



gravel 



207 54 
167 62 
207 55 

3 37 
64 12 

2 00 
12 93 

9 37 
22 50 
52 92 

4 50 
12 00 
10 86 
30 90 

1 00 
20 25 
38 52 



$3,772 66 


3,500 00 


272 66 


$3,772 66 



Of the above, $150 was for repairs on Berry Street, to- 
which should be added $100 due from Rev. Mr. Abbott^ 
which amount, deducted from the above account, would leave 
the expense for repairs of highways, $3,522 66. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Paid Edward Jones, as chief engineer 
Robert Richardson, assistant " 
Charles Hunt, " " 

Samuel J, Capen, " "■ 

George L. Fisher, "■ " 

S. R Hebard, 

Henry Clark, for rent of land 
Independence Engine Company, 1 year service 
Fountain " " 1 " 

Tiger " " 1 " 

Edwin A. Smith, steward 12 months 
David Ripley, " 6 " 

William Adams, " 6 " 

Ralph Ware, " 12 " 



60 00 

15 00 

15 00 

15 00 

15 00 

15 00 

12 00 

100 00 

100 00 

100 00 

50 00 

25 00 

25 OO 

50 00 



Paid James W. Dickey, steward 6 months 25 00 
John C. Hewins, rent and repairs of Torrent 

Engine 21 36 

Joshua H. Wilder, stock and kbor 29 04 

Shelton & Cheever, hose and repairs 67 25 

George L. Fisher, taking care of the Alert 25 00 

E. C. Fraean, " " Protector 20 00 
Thomas W. Capen, " " Torrent 11 85 
Thos. R. Cooper, painting and varnishing No. 3 15 50 
Preston & Curtis, coal and bark 23 75 

A. & J. H. Upham, lanterns, oil, &c. 12 57 
George W. Berry, repairs 7 00 
Edward Jones, rope and keys 6 36 
Charles Hunt, lamps, oil, &;c. 7 30 

B. F. Hebard, carting hose 2 50 
Robert Hall, lumber and labor 4 02 
William Hall & Co. for keys 1 80 
S. B. & W. C. Henley, white-washing 50 
Whiton, Train & Co., rope, thimbles, &c. 1 54 
Thos. Pearson, carting 2 08 
Edwin B. Bennette, pole for fire-hook 1 50 
Henrjr Crane, repairing 55 
Wm. Broad, carting 50 
Howard & Davis, repairing 4 75 

F. Williams, expenses at fire Dec. 24, 1852 10 00 
A. D. Swan, carting hose, &c. 2 77 
R. Gieason & Sons, lamps and fixtures 12 06 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove work 34 88 
J. W. Blanchard, furniture 29 60 
L. G. Hersey, oil and wicking 3 23 
Hunt & Pierce, carting engine 3 00 
William Adams, repairing 3 50 
James Murphy, oil and repairs 2 17 
E. B. Saunders do. , 70 
Thomas Baldwin, oil and soap 5 63 
Charles J. Sumner, stove work 6 73 
John Delano, repairs 75 
J. H. Upham, furniture, stoves, &c. 51 77 
D. Brewer & Son, oil 84 

$1,056 35 

Balance unexpended 443 65 

$1,500 00 
Appropriation $1,500 00 



22 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Oliver Hall, for services as Selectman, Overseer 
of the Poor and Surveyor of Highways 1 year 
Wm. Tolman, do. do. do. 1 year 
Edward King-, do. do. do. 1 year 
Eben. Tolman, for services as clerk 1 year 
Charles Howe, Treasurer and Collector 1 year 
Oliver Hall, for services as assessor 
William Tolman, " " 
Robert Vose, " " " 

Charles Howe, for services as assistant assessor 
Edward Jones, " " ' 

Wm. A. Gilbert, " " ' 

John A. Tucker, " " 

James H. Blake, " " ' 

Oliver Hall, services as assessor in 1851 
William Tolman, do. do. 1851 
Edward King, do. do. 1851 
Robert Vose, do. do. 1851 



Balance unexpended 



Appropriation 



150 00 


150 00 


150 00 


100 00 


500 00 


54 00 


55 50 


55 50 


r 48 00 


66 00 


54 00 


19 50 


40 50 


6 25 


6 25 


5 00 


6 25 


$1,466 75 


33 25 



$1,500 00 



$1,500 00 



BURIAL GROUNDS. 

Paid Samuel Little field, for labor in South Burial 
Ground 
for half cord manure 
gravel 

fifty hedge plants 
Wm. Davenport, for labor in North Burial Gr'nd 
James Connoughton, labor 
W. Shaughnessey, labor 
Stephen Baker 



Unexpended 



Appropriation 



80 88 


3 00 


150 


1 00 


: 42 18 


14 69 


5 62 


1 06 


$149 93 


07 



$150 00 



$150 00 



I 



23 



ABATEMENTS AND DISCOUNT. 

Paid abatements on tax of 1S50 

" " " 1851 

" " " " 1852 

Discount on taxes " 1852 



Amount unexpended 
Appropriation 



406 03 

464 25 

1,022 56 


1,920 30 
79 70 




$2,000 00 
$2,000 00 



NOTE AND INTEREST. 

Paid' interest on money borrowed per special appro- 
priation for School Houses 846 00 

Paid interest on money borrowed in anticipation 

of taxes 670 00 

Paid note to Mrs. Mary Gushing 1,000 00 



$2,516 00 
Appropriation 2,500 00 

Expended over 16 00 



$2,516 00 



WALL AND REPAIRS ON COMMERCIAL STREET. 

Paid William Pope, Jr., for lumber 
John Sargent, labor 
James Edwards, " 
Michael Feehely, " 
James Glenning, " 
John Freeman, " 
M. C. Goodhue, iron work 
Edward Sharp, stone 

Carruth, Whittier & Sweetser, paint and oil 
Franklin Briggs, carting 



Appropriation 
Expended over 





70 74 




261 48 




5 00 




72 00 




56 00 




28 75 




3 38 




10 00 


doil 


34 73 




5 75 




$547 83 


500 00 




47 83 






$547 83 



24 

This street, near the bridge, has been raised some eighteen 
inches, and much labor has been done on it by the men and. 
teams from the Alms House, which does not appear in the 
above account. 



NEW STREET, 

From Dorchester Turnpike to Washington Street. 

Paid Roswell Gleason, for land and costs 2,923 00 

John Sargent, making street 3,200 00 



Appropriation 
Expended over 


S6,123 00 
5,500 00 
623 00 

f>C 100 (\C\ 




<9 


'\^)JL/i^t_F \J\J 


This street has been graded as 


per contract. It now re- 


quires gravelling and side-railing. 






LAND FOR SCHOOL HOUSES AND FENCES. 


Paid Edward Crehore et al for land to enlarge the 




Winthrop School House lot 




317 82 


James Pope, building fence and lumber 


40 62 


Joseph C. Doane, building fence 


and lumber 


143 85 


Aaron D. Capen, cedar posts 
George L. Fisher, iron work 




10 00 
18 45 


William Pope, Jr., lumber 




25 94 




556 68 


Amount unexpended 




43 32 




$600 00 


Appropriation 


S600 00 




BUILDING ENGINE HOUSE NO. 3. 




Paid Joshua H. Wilder, 




574 38 


William Hall & Co., for locks 




3 90 




$578 28 


Appropriation 
Expended over 


575 00 
3 28 


$578 28 



25 

HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. 

Paid J. H. Burt & Co. 

J. P. Spooner and Wm. Ames, sub-committee 



Appropriation 



$6,000 00 



5,000 00 
1,000 00 

$6,000 00 



INCIDENTAL TOWN EXPENSES, 

Paid John Robie, as police and watchman 
attending Town meetings 
Leonard H. Howe, for painting and lettering 

guide boards and street signs 
Howe & Bird, for do. 
J. N. Barnes, for do. 

for 13 days 9^ hours labor. Commercial st. 
3J gallons oil do. 

C. Glass, painting street and guide boards 
34| days labor on Town House 
oil and paint " " 

Charles Ewell, 113 J days labor on Town House 

lumber, nails, bolts and locks " " 

John P. Clapp, lumber " •* 

lumber for Ashmont street 
Wm. K. Bacall, curtains and fixtures " " 
F. Pierce & Co., settees " " 

L. F. & C. H. Pierce, mason work " " 
Samuel Littlefield, labor " " 

Wm. F. Williams, mason work " " 

Thomas W. Capen, 14 lbs. paint " " 
Chas. F. Preston, lumber for bridge and railing 

on Commercial street 
Wm. Murphy, labor on Boston street 
John Freeman, 201^ days labor 
James Glenning, 192 J days blasting rocks 
Stillman Stone, as police (1851) 
Heirs of A. F. Welles, for land, Ashmont street 

(1851) 
Michael Whittemore, Edward Jones, Wm. A. 
Gilbert and E. W. Robinson, for services 
as envelope distributors in 1851 and '52 
David Clapp, printing fourteenth annual report 
4 



42 75 


4 00 


32 75 


10 00 


13 95 


24 25 


2 80 


25 94 


54 50 


51 18 


194 67 


50 95 


165 11 


10 32 


885 


94 40 


16 15 


3 12 


2 50 


200 


25 60 


24 00 


246 25 


234 75 


74 00 



224 00 



36 00 
94 16 



26 



Paid Charles Walker, police and watchman 
Cornelius Desha, finishing Ashmont street 
S. H. Hebard, police 
Thomas W. Capen, police 

for labor and stock on Town Hall 

notifying and attending town meetings 

repairing clock 

painting weights 

taking care of Town Hall 
Samuel R. Savil, police (1849) 
Noah D. Allen, 

Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., stationery 
John Keen, expenses to Worcester for John 

Davis 
J. H. Wilder, railing Ashmont street 
Luther Spear, labor and logs. Commercial street 
C, C. P. Moody, printing 
William Davenport, ringing bell 
James C. Sharp, surveying 
Samuel Cook, street and guide posts 
H. S. Shepard, returning deaths to Town Clerk 
Estes Kimball, damage to sleigh, &c. 
R. Hutchinson, conveying children 
J. M. Johnson, police (1S51) 
Eben'r Tolman, recording 297 births, 42 mar- 
riages, and 152 deaths 
Wm. Hendry, use of horses and carriages to 

Sharon, Wrentham and Dedham 
Wm. Tolman, making iires and sweeping Town 
Hall 

ringing bell 
Expenses to Sharon, 2 50 ; Wrentham, 4 50 
Geo. W. Tuckerman, police and watchman 
Edward V. Munroe, smith's work 

police 
Robert Vose, postage, 7 00 ; pd. for citation, 1 50 
William Tolman, for returning 56 deaths 

cash paid for postage 

use of horse and waggon 

expenses of Selectmen before Co. Commiss'rs 
do. Committee before Legislature 

sundry persons for tolling bells 
Charles Howe, preparing and distributing four- 
teenth annual report 



38125 


135 00 


4 00 


6 00 


9 05 


22 00 


6 00 


1 00 


13 80 


3 00 


5 00 


35 98 


3 95 


6 20 


6 50 


87 12 


2 00 


1150 


10 00 


3 20 


3 62 


1 50 


3150 


7120 


13 50 


15 37 


1 50 


7 00 


35 00 


63 77 


9 00 


8 50 


5 60 


72 


3 50 


2 00 


9 75 


4 50 



35 00 






27 

Paid Peter Blake, posting warrants for and attend- 
ing Town meetings 46 50 
police 39 00 
dinners for Town officers 65 75 
James Pope, building railing on Adams street 1 92 
Edward Crehore et al, land for widening street 48 00 
Asa Davenport, street boards, guide posts and 

lumber 24 24 

Thomas M. Moseley, surveying 7 00 

Eben'r Tolman, surveying, and distributing laws 36 39 
Aaron R. Gay, record book 10 25 

Edward Pierce, services and writing 10 00 

Second Parish, land to widen Centre street 15 00 

Wright and Hasty, advertising 5 50 

N. W. & T. Tileston, use of boat and raising 

draw 5 50 

J. P. & C. P. Tolman, labor and stock at Town 

House 48 37 

Wm. Pope, Jr., lumber for fence at School Pas- 
ture 
Andrew Glover, powder and fuse 
Oliver Davenport, labor and nails for guide boards 
John C. He wins, smith's work for Town House 
Jacob Foster, Jr., build'g fence at School Pasture 
Oliver Hall, repairing table for Town Hall 
expenses to sundry Towns 



Amount unexpended 



77 67 


153 70 


! 2 20 


2 22 


1 35 28 


3 75 


9 92 


3,492 19 


335 81 



$3,828 00 



Cr. 




Amount received of Nathan Carruth 




and others on account of Ashmont 




street 


300 00 


Received in part payment for sale of 




land on Meeting House Hill 


100 00 


Interest on sale of said land 


3 00 


Appropriation 


3,425 00 



$3,828 00 



38 

DEBT OF THE TOWN. 

Treasurer's notes to Dedham Savings Institution 8,000 00 

Mrs. Mary Gushing 2,600 00 

" " Robert G. Living, Trustee 2,000 00 

" " Third Parish in Dorchester 500 00 



$13,100 00 

LOAN FOR HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. 

Treasurer's notes to Robert Vose 2,000 00 

Mary Gushing 2,000 00 

« « Lusanna Tucker 1,000 00 

" John Talbot 1,000 00 6,000 00 









$19,100 00 


INVENTORY OF 


SGHOOL FUND. 




GIBSON SCHOOL FUND. 




Albert Webster's 


Note and Mortgage 


3,000 00 


Lyman Willard's 


n 


(( 


503 00 


Gharles Hunt's 


(( 


(( 


428 12 


(( (( 


l( 


<i 


604 88 


Theodore L. Howe 


Cfi 


« 


342 00 


<( <( 


(( 


(« 


213 75 


Alexander Pope's 


(1 


<( 


1,660 43 


George A. Houghton's " 


« 


474 00 


Henry Jenkins's 


(( 


K 


464 31 


John Dolan's 


(1 


(1 


50192 


United States Loar 


I of 1842 




3,000 00 




$11,192 41 



STOUGHTON SCHOOL FUND. 

Twenty-three sh. State Bank Stock, par val. $ 60 1 ,380 00 
Seven shares Tremont Bank Stock, par value $100 700 00 
Four shares Blue Hill Bank Stock, par value $100 400 00 
Four shares Western R. R. Stock, par value $100 400 00 
John L. Capen's Note and Mortgage 440 20 



3,320 20 
Amount of Gibson Fund brought forward 11,192 41 



Total School Fund, $14,512 61 



29 



TOWN PROPERTY. 

Benjamin F. Glover's Note 75 00 

Amount due from Taxes of 1852 5,735 02 

Balance in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1853 2,818 87 

$8,628 89 
Deduct from the above amount, the sum of $5000, 5,000 00 

borrowed in anticipation of Taxes, and — 

the resources of the Treasury will be 3,628 89 



30 



TOTAL RECEIPTS Bro't Forward. 



Balance in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1852 


2,284 71 


For Schools 


13,346 19 


Poor in the Alms House 


2,580 62 


Poor out of the Alms House 


83100 


Lunatics at Worcester Hospital 


626 00 


Highways 


3,500 00 


Fire Department 


1,500 00 


Engine House No. 3 


575 00 


Town Of&cers 


1,500 00 


Burial Grounds 


150 00 


Abatements and Discount on Taxes 


2,000 00 


Note and Interest 


2,500 00 


Sea Wall on Commercial Street 


500 00 


Land and Fences for School Houses 


600 00 


New Street from Dorchester Turnpike to 




Washington Street 


5,500 00 


High School Building 


6,000 00 


Incidental Town Expenses 


3,828 00 


Balance for amount expended over Appropi 


ri- 


ations 


316 33 




$48,137 85 



31 



TOTAL EXPENDITURES Bro't Forward. 



For Schools 


13,546 06 


Poor in the Alms House 


2,279 59 


Poor out of the Alms House 


879 07 


Lunatics at Worcester Hospital 


434 29 


Highways 


3,772 66 


Fire Department 


1,056 35 


Engine House No. 3 


578 28 


To\vn Officers 


1,466 75 


Burial Grounds 


149 93 


Abatements and Discount on Taxes 


1,920 30 


Note and Interest 


2, 516 00 


Sea Wall on Commercial Street 


547 83 


Land and Fences for School Houses 


556 68 


New Street from Dorchester Turnpike 




to Washington Street 


6,123 00 


High School Building 


6,000 00 


Incidental Town Expenses 


3,492 19 



Total Expenses 45,318 98 

Balance in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1853 2,818 87 



$48,137 85 
CHARLES HOWE, 

Treasurer of Dorchester, 



32 

The subscribers hereby certify that they have examined 
the Treasurer's accounts, and find them to have been kept 
with accuracy. His receipts for the year ending Jan. 31, 
1853, were $48,137 85, and his payments of orders drawn 
by the Selectmen, properly vouched, were $45,318 98, leav- 
ing a balance in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1853, of $2,818 87, as 
appears in the foregoing report. 

EDWARD JONES, ) 

ELEAZER J. BISPHAM, } Auditors. 
EDWARD PIERCE, ) 

Dorchester, Feb. 17, 1853, 



ESTIMATE OF THE TOWN EXPENSES FOR 


THE YEAR 1853. 




For Schools, as per estimate of the School 




Committee, 14,585 00 




Deduct Income from School Fund 1,196 19 






$13,388 81 




Poor in the Alms House 


^1,800 00 


Poor out of the Alms House 


800 00 


Highways 


4,000 00 


Lunatics in the Hospital 


600 00 


Fire Department 


1,500 00 


Town Officers 


1.500 00 


Burial Grounds 


200 00 


Abatements and Discounts on Taxes 


2,000 00 


Notes and Interest 


3,500 00 


New Street from the Lower Mills to Back st. 


1,500 00 


Finishing New Street from Dorchester Turn- 




pike to Washington Street 


1,500 00 


Incidental Expenses 


3,711 19 




$36,000 00 



33 

TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1852. 

Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor. — Oliver Hall, Wil- 
liam Tolman and Robert Vose. 

Assessors. — Oliver Hall, William Tolman and Robert 
Vose. 

Assistant Assessors. — Charles Howe, Edward Jones, Wil- 
liam A. Gilbert, James H. Blake and John A. Tucker. 

Clerk. — Eben. Tolman. 

Treasurer. — Charles Howe. 

Representatives. — Elisha Ford and Edward King. 



TAXES. 

The amount of Taxes assessed on the Real and Personal 
Estates of the Town of Dorchester for the past two years 
has been as follows, viz. : 

1851. 
Valuation of Real Estate 5,085,216 66 

" Personal do. 2,575,633 34 



Total Valuation $7,660,850 00 

At S4 70 per $1,000 is $36,008 71 

No. of Polls 2,044, at 1 50 3,066 00 



Total Tax for 1851 $39,074 71 
County Tax 5,567 11 



Town Tax $33,507 60 

1852. 

Valuation of Real Estate 5,556,100 00 

« " Personal do. 2,759,400 00 



Total Valuation $8,315,500 00 

At $5,00 per $1,000 is $41,577 50 

No. of Polls 2034, at 1. 50 3,051 00 



Total Tax for 1852 $44,628 50 

County Tax 5,984 65 

Town Tax $38,643 85 
5 



m 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Chief Engineer. — Edward Jones. 

Assistants. — Charles Hunt, Samuel J. Capen, Sylvester 
H. Hebard, Geo. L. Fisher. 

report of the chief engineer. 
To the Selectmen of Dorchester. 

Gentlebien, — The fourth annual report of the condition 
of the Fire Department is respectfully submitted to your 
consideration. 

During the year ending Jan. 31, 1853, the Department 
was called out by alarms of fire ten times, — five of which 
were out of town. Of the others, two were extinguished 
with buckets, and four required the use of engines. The 
services of four of the Roxbury Engine Companies at one 
fire, were of appreciated value. Assistance upon one occa- 
sion was rendered the Boston Fire Department. 

The estimated loss for the year was $1 ,700 ; and the insur- 
ance, as far as ascertained, S500. 

The houses are in good repair, except the one occupied by 
the Fountain Company, which will need shingling the pre- 
sent year. 

The several companies of the Department are deserving 
of commendation for promptness in the discharge of duty, and 
for faithfulness in keeping the Engines, the apparatus, and 
other property entrusted to their care, in good condition. 

The Engineers have expended for new hose, repairs, fur- 
niture, &c., the sum of $609 35. 

Four companies have been in commission since May 1, 
1852, as follows : 

Fountain Co., No. 1. — Foreman, Joseph W. Sloan. Asst. 
Foreman, Geo. S. Esty. Clerk, Gustavus E. Haynes. 
Steivard, Edwin A. Smith. 

Torrent Co., No. 3. — Foreman, Moses H. Warren. 1st 
Asst. Foreman, Seth D. Durell. 2d Asst. do., Nath'l Dennett. 
Clerk, Geo. Bridgham. Steward, David Ripley. 

Independence Co., No. 5. — Foreman, Joseph C. Robinson. 
Asst. Foreman, Andrew Collins. Cleric, David F. Patch. 
Steward, Wm. Adams. 

Tiger Co., No. 6. — Foreman, James H. Upham. Asst. do., 
Andrew Sumner. Clerk, Charles A. Upham. Steward, 
Ralph Ware. 



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36 



VITAL STATISTICS OP DORCHESTER. 

Collected and prepared from Authentic Sources. 



BY EDWARD JONES. 



The Town of Dorchester was incorporated in 1630. 

In 1763, a census was ordered to be taken in 1765. The 
returns give the following result : 204 houses and 245 fami- 
lies ; 292 males and 284 females under 18 years of age ; 
343 males and 404 females over 18 years of age — making 
the number of inhabitants at that time, 1323. 

In 1776, the number of inhabitants was 1513. 

In 1777, the number of males, 16 years old and upwards, 
was 373. 

1778 was a valuation year, and the polls, 16 years and 
upwards, were 343. 

In 1781, the number of polls was 368. 

In 1783, the number of inhabitants was 1450. 

In 1784, the number of polls was 412. 

In 1790, the number of houses was 256, Number of 
families, 311. Number of males 16 years and upwards, 488. 
Under 16 years, 345. Number of females, 859 ; not stated, 
30 — making the number of inhabitants at that time, 1722. 
Population at Various Periods. 

Year. Inhabitants. Increase. Inc. per ct. 



1765 


1323 






1776 


1513 


190 


14 


1783 


1450 


dec. 63 


dec. 4 


1790 


1722 


272 


15 


1800 


2347 


625 


36 


1810 


2930 


583 


25 


1820 


3684 


754 


25 


1830 


4064 


380 


10 


1840 


4875 


811 


20 


1846 


6500 


1625 


33 


1848 


7386 


8S6 


13 


1850 


7979 


593 


08 


1853 


8787 


808 


10 



37 

Of the population in 1853, 4097 were males, and 4690 
females. 

At the rate of increase from 1840 to 1850, the population 
of Dorchester, in 1860, will be 13,059. 

Families. Families. 

1840 - - 858 1850 - - 1493 
1846 - - 1124 1853 - - 1650 
1848 - - 1325 

About 1280 of the families in Dorchester in 1853, are 
Americans and naturalized citizens ; about 272 Irish, 39 
English, 28 German, 15 Scotch, 6 French, 6 from British 
Provinces, 3 from Holland, and 1 family of colored persons. 



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The names of the head of each family, alphabetically 
arranged, have been written in a book prepared for the pur- 
pose, with the number of persons in each family, the num- 
ber of male and female members, and the street on which 
they reside, to be preserved by the Town for future use and 
reference. 

* The Poor-house. 

t An Irish boarding-house for laborers at the gravel bank on the railroad, 
near the Tenean Bridge. 



m 

Marriages. 
Intentions of marriage entered with the Town Clerk, S2. 



Nativity of the Parties 




Males. 


Females 


Dorchester, 


. 


18 


14 


Other towns in 


Mass. 


16 


25 


Other States, 


. 


17 


10 


British Provinces, 


2 


3 


England, 


■ 


2 


1 


Scotland, 


. 


3 


2 


Ireland, 


. 


20 


20 


Germany, 


- 


3 


2 


Not stated, 


- 


1 


5 



82 82 

Intentions entered in 1851, 84. 

Marriages performed in 1852, 46; in 1851, 44; in 1S50, 
49. All of the Irish marriages, except one, and several 
others, were performed elsewhere ; or if performed in Dor- 
chester, were not reported to the Town Clerk. 



Births Registered in 1852, 

Males, 155— Females, 159. Total, 314. 
Of these there were 7 pairs of twins. 

Nativity of Parents. 







Fathers. 


Mothera. 


Dorchester, 


. 


30 


23 


Other towns in Mass. 


80 


84 


Other towns in U. 


S. 


48 


59 


Ireland, 


. 


- 101 


97 


England, - 


- 


23 


20 


Scotland, - 


. 


6 


3 


Germany, - 


- 


12 


9 


British Provinces, 


. 


6 


10 


Holland, - 


. 


1 


1 


Brazil, S. A. 


- 


- 


1 



307 307 
In four cases only were the fathers and mothers both na- 
tives of Dorchester. 



m 



Deaths Registered in 1852. 
Whole number of deaths, 13S. Males, 71 — females, 67 — 
stillborn, 13. 

Names and Ages of the Deceased. 



Mary Allington, 4m. 

Lydia Augustus (col'd), 73y. 



15y. 6ra. 
67y. 



6y. 



Allen M. Atherton, 

Sarah Allen, 

Robert Armstrong, 

Patrick Agen, 

Catharine Agen, 

Catherine Barry, 

Lewis Bowers, 

Mary Brannon, 

Clara Amelia Brett, ly. 8m. 25'd 

Sophia Bambrook, 37y. 9m. 9d. 

Noah Brooks, 69y. 6m. 

Alice Paraelia Baker, 2v'. Im. 

Thaddeus Broad, 

Joseph jNIead Bartlett, 

Maria J. Beckwith, 

Henry Beckwith, jr. 

Martha A. Bowen. 

Ellen Carroll, 

Matthew Collins, 

Georgiana Chemin, 

Timothy Conklin, 

Daniel Collins, 

Lucy H. Child, 

Sydney Curtis, jr 



2m. 
6m. 
9m. 
66y. 
2Sd. 
12y. 



18d. 

3d. 

3y. 6m. 

5y. 6m. 

ISy. 5m. 

9m. 

45y. 

3m. 14d. 

26y. 

2y. 

64y. 
5m. 4d. 



Kate W. Cleveland, 5y.7m.28d. 



Sophia CuUen, 
Jason Clapp, 
Nathan B. Clark. 
Howard G. Carter, 
Joseph Capen, 
Henry Crane, 
Joseph Clapp, 
Jesse Crane, 
Rachel Cox, 
James Collins, 
Emma F. Delano, 
Edward Dolau, 
Patrick Dee, 
Lucy Davenport, 
Jane R. Dorr, 
Ann Davenport, 
James Davenport, 



79y. 2m. 



79y 



3d. 
15d. 
40y. 
7m. 
6m. 
61y. 
78y, 
73y. 
50y. 
9m. 

7y. 

3ly. 

22y. 

82y. lOra. 

33y. am. 2ld. 

23y. 4m. 9d. 

56y. 5m. 



Im. 

ly. 



10m. 13d. 

34y. 

7ra. 19d. 

2m. 17d. 

9y. 

27d. 

2m. 

28y. 

84y. 

26y. 

5m. 

lid. 

Im. 

59y. 

2ra. 



ly. 
ly- 
ly. 

ly. 



Katy Downey, 
Nicholas Dunakin, 
Mary A. Everett, 
Chas. H. Eveleth, jr. 
Eben'r D. Fowler, jr. 
Anna Fritchie, 
Thomas Fisher, 
Amelia Glass, 
Elizabeth Gardner, 
Charles Grant, 
Ann M. Glennin, 
Margaret Gateley, 
Isabel G. Gunnison, 
Mary Hickey, 
Andrew M. Hannum, 
Geo. Henry Harding, 6 hours. 
Leonard Harrington, 63y. 6d. 
Abigail C. Hayden, 62y. 3m. 
Geo. W. Hayden, 26y. 4m. 

Rachel Hall, 92y. 

Job T. Hart, 2d. 

Ann Hill, 67y. 

Charles D. Harrod, 34y. 

Ezra S. Hebard, 37y. 

Mary E. Hood, 22y. 6m. 27d. 
Christopher Hays, jr. 3y. 4m. 
Herbert Haynes, 3y. 

Albert Hersey, 15d. 

Harley Eugene Jenness, ly.3m. 
Luvey Jones, By. 5m. 

Walter Z. Kenney, ly. 

Rachel Kennedy, 22y. 4m. 

Isabel Kennedy, 8m. 

Edw. King Kimball, 4y.7m.20d. 
Mary Kelley, 35y. 

Joseph Klopenberg. Iy.4m.l6d. 
John Lennahen, ly. 4m. 8d. 
Thomas Lewis, 88y. 

Rachel M. Little, 25y. 2m. 

Elizabeth Leddy, 32y. 

Margaret A. McDonald, 4v. 7m. 



Olive Morrill, 
Josiah Morse, 
Frank McMann, 



5y. 



32y. 

4a. 

5m. 7d. 



40 



Hope McDonall; 48y. 

Barney McKernan, 22y. 

Mary Frances Mann, 7y. 2ni. 
Sarah P. Munroe, 28y. 5na. 2 id. 

Joshua P. Mitchell, 2y. 13d. 

Martha D. Mansur, 13y. 
Mary E. Morgan, ly. 7m. 23d. 

Levi Marble, 30y. 

Rosa Norton, 30y. 

Norris Needham, 3ra. 

Joshua Pierce, 72y. 

William Pierce, 57y. 

Mary R. Parker, 14y. 

Caroline W. Perrin, 3y. 6m. 

Sarah M. Pierce, 22y. 

Hannah P. Pierce, 39y. 

Margaret Reardon, 37y. 

John Ryan. 9y. 

Benjamin Reed, 85y. 

Stephen Robinson, 76y. 

Josephine Southwick, 5y. 

Ellen A. Smith, 7m. 

Lydia A. Shufelt, 23y. 

Henry Smith, 63y. 9m. 

Charles F. Smith, ly. 4m. 



Wm. H. Seavey, ly. Im. 15d. 
Geo. H. Seavey, 2y. 7m. 

Gerhardt H. Schlesmeyer, 82y. 
Jeanette Stephenson, 
Clement Sharp, 
Lucy C. Swan, 
Caroline D. Sivret, 
Abby F. Snow, 



65y. 
13d. 
20d. 
25y. 
ly. 5m. 



ly. 



Chs. F. Townsend, 4y. 2m. 16d 
-^ ■ ' 82y. 



Benj, D. Tolman 

Charles Thwaite, 

Robert Thaxter, 

Sophia Talbot, 

Child of Chs. Tileston 

Margaret B. Tucker, 

Lewis D. Urann, 

Thomas M. Vinson, 

Clarissa E. Whitney, 

Marcus E. White, 

Edw. T. T. Wallace, 

Eliz. K. White, 15y. 4m 

Caroline E. F. Williams, 

Kate White, 

John H. Welch, 37y. 9m. 22'd 

Jane Young, 17y, 



2m. 

6m. 

75y. 4m. 

63y. 5m. 

1 hour. 

" 48y. 

Im. 5d. 

67y. 

2y. 

lOm. 
20d. 
23d. 
4m. 

2y. 



2y. 

7m. 



Under 1 year, 
1 to 2 years, 
5 ■' 
10 
15 



2 to 

5 to 
10 to 
15 to 20 
20 to 30 
30 to 40 



a 
a 
a 

a 



The Ages of the Deceased were- 

29 40 to 50 years, - 
15 50 to 60 •'■ - 
60 to 70 " - 
70 to 80 " - 
80 to 90 " - 
90 and upwards, 



14 
10 



4 
14 
14 



4 
4 
12 
8 
6 
1 



138 



January, 

February, 

March, 



The Deaths were — In the Month of 

15 April, 12 July, 4 October, 

10 May, 11 August, 19 

10 June, 7 Septemb. 16 Decemb 



November, 9 
18 



Teething, - 
Dysentery, 
Cholera Infantum, 
Inflam. of Bowels, 
" Brain, 



Their Diseases were — 

8 Intermittent Fever, 

6 Lung " 

- 1 Typhoid " 

- 4 Ship " 

- 5 Scarlet " 



138 



1 
6 
5 
3 
12 



41 



Colic, 

Debility, - 
Disease of Heavt. 

Childbirth, 
Apoplexy, _ - 
Liver Complaint, 
Paralysis, - 
DiarrhcEa, - 
Pleurisy, 
Convulsions, 
Consumption, 
Croup, 



1 
7 
3 
1 
1 
1 

9 

2 
1 
9 
28 
7 



Dropsy, - 

" on Brain, 
Infantile, - - - 
Old Age, - 

Killed by Railroad Cars, 
Injuries by fall. 
Drowned, - - - 
Psoas Abscess, - 
Bronchitis, 
Cancer, . . - 



Their places of Nativity were, 

Dorchester, - - - 49 Ireland, - 

'' (of foreign parentage), 15 England and Scotland, 

Other towns in Mass. - 40 Germany, 
Other States, - - - 12 



3 
1 
7 
5 
1 
3 
1 
1 
1 
1 



138 



13 
8 
1 

138 



To the Selectvyen of Dorchester : 

Gentlebien, — I here respectfully submit a statement of 
the number of persons in town, between the ages of 5 and 
15 years, May 1, 1S52, with a comparison with the number 
May 1, 1851. Very truly and respectfully, 

O. PUTNAM BACON. 





May 1 


, 1852. 


Mayl 


1851. 




Males. 


Females. 


Males. 


Females. 


Everett Schools 


125 


115 


122 


114 


Mather " ... 


99 


121 


94 


117 


Adams " . . . 


93 


76 


89 


73 


Gibson " ... 


91 


111 


84 


107 


Wmthropand^g^j^^^,^ 
Norfolk Schools . 


140 


131 


131 


129 


70 


56 


65 


53 


Butler "... 


13 


16 


14 


17 


Neponset " 


73 


64 


68 


60 


Maverick " 


47 


56 


46 


54 


Washington " 


101 


100 


102 


99 


Squantum "... 


2 


3 


3 


4 




854 


859 
854 


818 


827 
818 



1713 
1645- 



-Incr. 68 



1645 



42 

PUBLIC HIGHWAYS IN DORCHES E R. 

Adams street, from junction of Hancock and Bowdoin streets to Mil- 
ton Bridge. 
Asiimont street, from Neponset Turnpike to Washington street. 
Ashland street, from Park gtreet to Mill street. 

Boston street, from Stoughton street to South Boston line. 
Bowdoin street, from junction of Adams and Hancock streets to Wash- 
ington street. 
Back street, from River street to Brush Hill Turnpike. 
Bird street, from Columbia street to Myrtle street. 
Berry street, from Back street to Roxbury line. 

Chestnut street, from Dorchester Turnpike to Pond street. 
Centre street, from Adams street to Washington street. 
Creek street, from Pleasant street to Dorchester Turnpike. 
Cross street, from Columbia street to Hancock street. 
Church street, from Bowdoin street to Winter street. 
Commercial street, from Hancock street to Neponset Turnpike. 
Cottage street, from Stoughton street to Pleasant Street. 
Columbia street, from Hancock street to Roxbury line. 
Crescent Avenue, from Dorchester Turnpike to Railroad Station. 

Draper's court, from junction of Bowdoin and Hancock streets. 

E street, from North street to Boston line. 

East street, from Adams street to Dorchester Turnpike. 

Everett street, from Park street to Mill street. 

Elm street, from Old Colony Railroad to Everett street. 

Green street, from Bowdoin street to Columbia street. 
Gibson street, from Adams street to Dorchester Turnpike. 
Geneva street, from Bowdoin street to Green street. 

Harvard street, from Washington street to Brush Hill Turnpike . 

Humphreys street, from Stoughton street to Cottage street. 

Hancock street, from junction of Bowdoin and Adams streets to 

Stoughton street. 
High street, from Highland street to Commercial street. 

Jamaica street, from Norfolk street to Roxbury line. 

Mill street, from Adams street to Commercial street. 
Minot street, from Adams street to Neponset Turnpike. 
Marsh street, from Adams street to marshes. 
Madison street, from Norfolk street to Back street. 

Norfolk street, from Washington street to Bridge at Upper Mills. 
Neponset street, from River street. 
North street, from Boston street. 

Pond street, from Boston street to Turnpike. 

Park street, from Washington street to Commercial street. 

Pleasant street, from Commercial street to Cottage street. 

Rivei street, from Washington street to Dedham line. 



43 



Sauford street, from Washington street to Cedar street. 
Stoughton street, from Pleasant street to Roxbury line. 
Sumner street, from Stoughton street to Cottage street. 
School street, from AVashington street to Harvard street. 
Savin Hill Avenue, from Pleasant street. 

Train street, from Mill street to Ashmont street. 

Washington street, from Adams street to Roxbury line. 
Winter street, from Adams street to Hancock street. 
Willow court, from Boston street. 
West street, from River street to Roxbury line. 

street, from Columbia to Bowdoin street- 



PRIVATE STREETS AND COURTS TN 
DORCHESTER. 

Abuttor's court, from Boston street to O. C. Railroad. 
Baker's court, at Lower Mills. 

Ceylon street, from Quincy street to Bird street. 

Clapp place, from Boston street. 

Clarence place, from Washington street. 

Cedar street, from River street. 

Centre street, from Boston street to Abuttor's court. 

Exchange street, from Park street. 

Earl street, from Sullivan street. 

8 street, from Boston street to South Boston line. 

Franklin street, from Cottage street to Roxbury line. 

Granite Bridge road, from Adams street to centre of bridge. 

Highland street, from Winter street to East street. 
Howard street, from Q,uincy street to Myrtle street. 
Howard street, from Dorchester Turnpike to Oak street. 
High street, at Port Norfolk. 

Linden street, from Adams street to Dorchester Turnpike. 
Lewis street, from Boston street to O. C. Railroad. 

Myrtle street, from Stoughton street to Roxbury line. 
INIiddle street, from Boston street. 
Mather court, from Dorchester Turnpike. 
Mechaoic's street, from Boston street to Abuttor's court. 

Oak street, from Boston street to Howard street. 

Parkman street, from Adams street to Dorchester Turnpike. 
Pearl street, from Pleasant street to Dorchester Turnpike. 
Plymouth street, from Commercial street. 
Pleasant street (at Port Norfolk), from Neponaet Turnpike. 



44 

Quincy street, from Columbia street to Roxbury line. 

Sullivan street, from Boston street. 

Street leading past First Baptist Church (Neponset). 

Street leading from River street to Sanford street. 

Taylor street, from Neponset Turnpike to Water street. 
Turnpike, Dorchester, from Washington street to South Boston line. 
Turnpike, Brush Hill, from Norfolk street to Roxbury line. 
Turnpike, Neponset, from centre of bridge to Adams street. 

Union street, at Commercial Point. 

Water street, at Port Norfolk. 

Warren place, from Washington street (opposite Mr. Mears's). 

Wood street, at Port Norfolk. 

Other streets, without names, in different parts of the town, may 
be seen on the map of Dorchester.