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THE 



SIXTEENTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OP THE 



FINANCES 



OF THE 



TOWN or DORCHESTER. 



FOB THE 



Year ending February 1, 1S54. 



BOSTON : 

PRINTED BY DAVID CLAPP, 

Over 184 Washington Street. 

1854. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



In conformity with former usage, the Selectmen 
respectfully offer to the Town their Report of its 
financial condition for the year 1853-'54, terminating 
on the last day of January, 1854 — being the Sixteenth 
of the Series of Reports of Receipts and Expenditures 
of the Town. ■»i 

The amount of money received from various sour- 
ces, as will appear in the Report of the Auditors, is 

S41,877 06. 

The amount expended in the Alms House, is 
$3,708 44 ; which is a much larger sum than the 
appropriation asked for. Anticipating the removal of 
the " State Paupers " from this Institution to the 
" State Alms House" during the past year, we asked 
for a less sum than for the former year. ' Such remo- 
val has not yet been effected ; and we have deemed 
it best to supply many, who have been in needy cir- 
cumstances, with provisions and fuel directly from 
the Alms House. In addition to this, the expense of 
paying and boarding the hired men and the keeping 
of the team? has been another important item in our 
expenses, all of which is accounted for under the 
head of " Alms House Expenditure." 



The number of inmates on the first of February, 
1853, was 33. During the year, 42 have been admit- 
ted, 38 have been discharged, and 3 have died ; leav- 
ing 34, on the first day of February, 1854, many of 
whom are foreigners or of foreign parentage. Many 
others have been admitted for a short time, and some 
have been confined as criminals, in the cells, awaiting 
trial, all of whom were supplied with food from this 
establishment. 

This Institution is still under the same Superinten- 
dent and Matron as in former years. Their labors 
have been much increased by additional inmates, and 
by attending to the many cases of sickness that have 
occurred during the past year. The Superintendent 
has been employed much of the time on the High- 
ways ; and in all their various duties, both he and the 
Matron have been faithful to their trust. 

The applications for relief by persons out of the 
Alms House during the year have been numerous, par- 
ticularly during the present winter, and many of them 
have been cases of extreme necessity. The most of 
these we have supplied directly from the Alms House, 
as referred to under that head. 

The number of persons in the Lunatic Hospital at 
Worcester, remains the same as last year. 



In our Report of last year, in consequence of the 
bad condition of the roads at the time, and the in- 
creased labor required in moving gravel, we recom- 
mended an appropriation of $4,000 for Highways. 
The whole subject was referred to a Committee, and 
at the April meeting a Report was adopted, placing 



the roads under our exclusive care, with an appro- 
priation of $3,000, at Avhich period nearly $600 had 
been expended by our predecessors, leaving us less 
than $2,500, with which to purchase teams, &c., to 
commence the labor. We have expended much more, 
and we refer you to the roads themselves as the best 
return we can give you for the amount thus expended. 
In carrying out the plan proposed, we have availed ■ 
ourselves of the services of the Superintendent of the 
Alms House, the hired men, and such of the inmates 
as Avere able to labor ; also of the Town teams, other 
than those purchased for the purpose, by which means 
much labor has been performed. The subjoined Ta- 
ble will show the amount of labor by men and teams, 
also the number of loads of gravel and stone that 
have been put on to the several streets. 

Since the last April meeting, the Town has accept- 
ed " Cedar Street," and a part of " Sanford Street." 
It therefore became necessary to grade and repair 
them, that they might be safe and convenient for pub- 
lic travel. This has been done, and charged to the 
Incidental Appropriation. " Linden Street " has also 
been accepted, and preparations are being made to 
put it in good passable condition. 



At the last April meeting, the subject of enlarging 
our present Burial Grounds, or the purchasing of a 
site for a neiu one, was referred to the Selectmen. 
Having conferred with the abuttors of the present lots, 
we do not deem it advisable to purchase additional 
ground to enlarge them, nor have we been able, as 



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yet, to present the Town with a bond for the site of a 
new Cemetery. 

The subject of enclosing the whole or a part of the 
common lands on " Meetinf?-House Hill " was re- 
ferred to this board at the last April maeting. Afier 
procuring a plan and an estimiate of the probable cost 
of the same, we found it would be necessary to ask 
of the Town a special appropriation to enable us to 
carry it into effect. 

But little progress has b^en made during the past 
year in establishing boundary lines of our streets. A 
subject so important will require much labor and lime, 
and we would suggest the expediency of the Town's 
appointing Commissioners for that purpose. 



The Pohce and Night Watch have become an im- 
portant item in our annual expenses. Many of our 
citizens are desirous that different parts of the Town 
should be patrolled by night ; and we have accordingly 
employed several persons for that purpose. Others 
are asked for, and we would therefore present the 
subject for the consideration of the Town. 



While it has been our earnest endeavor to keep the 
annual expenses within the resources provided, that 
we might thereby meet the reasonable expectations of' 
the Town ; we have been compelled in some instances, 



by circumstances over which we had no control, to 
exceed the appropriation, as some of our expenditures 
will show ; while others have been much less than 
the appropriation. We believe, however, that the 
money has been judiciously expended, and trust that 
it will meet with the approval of our citizens. 

OLIVER HALL, ) , , 

WILLIAM TOLMAN, 'dSSt'' ■ 
ROBERT VOSE, ^ -^^ ° « ^ 

Dorchester, January 31, 1854. 



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TABLE 

Showing the number of days' labor 'performed, by the Men 
and Teams, and the number of Loads of Gravel and Stone 
Chips put on each Street. 



STREETS. 


£.1 

6-° 

2; 


m 


P->OJ 

•so 

o o 


■si 

O OJ 


Adams Street, . . . 


380 


190 


138 


1,013 


Ashmont Street, . . . 


14 


6 


4 


36 


Boston Street, . . . 


210 


116 


116 


1,395' 


Bowdoin Street, . . 


47 


16 


12 


183 


Back Street, .... 


51 


19 


19 


188 


Bird Street, . . . -. 


11 


2 


2 


40 


Centre Street, . .' . 


9 


2 


2 


12 


Commercial Street, 


188 


75 


73 


1,082 


Cottage Street, . . . 


12 


4 


4 


36 


Creek Street, .... 
East and North Streets, 


26 
32 


5 

4 


5 
4 


30 
86 


Green Street, . . . 


12 


3 


3 


40 


Hancock Street, . . . 


125 


52 


52 


603 


Harvard Street, . . . 


7 


3 


2 


32 


Jamaica Street, . . . 


20 


20 


20 


109 


Linden Street, . . . 


40 


17 


17 


127 


Minott Street, , . . 


91 


48 


48 


337 


Myrtle Street, . . . 
Norfolk Street, . . . 


75 
245 


18 
101 


18 

75 


871 


Pond Street 

Park Street, .... 


30 
25 


9 
9 


9 

8 


209 
90 


Pleasant Street, . . . 


166 


32 


32 


403 


River Street, .... 


119 


97 


75 


284 


Stoughton Street, . . 
Sumner Street, . . . 


208 
56 


62 
11 


62 
11 


987 
109 


School Street, . . . 


3 


1 


1 


35 


Washington Street, 


509 


222 


162 


1,702 


West Street, .... 


54 


22 


12 


210 


Winter Street, . . . 


10 


2 


2 


30 




2,775 


1,168 


988 


10,279 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITUEES. 



SCHOOLS. 

High School — Gibson Street. 

Paid Wm. J. Rolfe, for teaching 1,000 00 

Anne Gay, " 286 35 

M. J. Cobum, " 25 00 
Wm. J. Rolfe, for books, maps and charts, bell, 

keys, tools, nails, hooks and pencils 53 95 

J. H. Burt & Co., labor and stock 112 07 

Shadrach Jenkins, labor and stock 3 69 

George Haynes & Son, stock 3 07 

J. P. Clapp, lumber 14 37 

Aaron D. Capen, trees 35 00 
J. P. Spooner, rubbers, brushes, and use of wagon 4 50 

, Wm. G. Shattuck, furniture 14 62 

James Hildreth, labor 3 85 

making fires and sweeping 34 00 

Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., stationery 30 59 

Thomas Campbell, labor 39 00 

David Clapp, printing 4 62 

Samuel Tileston, labor and stock 6 59 

J. J. Beals & Co., timepiece 7 00 

Jos. W. Foster, labor ' 95 

making fires and sweeping 21 00 
Preston & Curtis, coal, sand, cement and bricks 115 66 
Chamberlain & Ritchie, philosophical apparatus 478 92 

H. D. Buck, charcoal 11 73 

Seth W. Fuller, hanging bells 6 00 

T. E. Ellsworth, trees and shrubbery 14 50 

Thomas Campbell, labor on drains, 4^, - i63 00 

Thomas Payaon, labor and team 00 25 
2 



10 



Paid James Burns, labor 
D. BreAver & Son 
Bailey & Jenkins, window sashes 
Vose & Chapman, paint, stock and labor 
J, & A. Pope, labor and stock 



4 72 


5 27 


42 64 


32 99 


66 59 



$2,702 49 



EvERE'iT School — Sumner Street. 



I^aid Elwell Woodbury, for teaching 
Sarah H. Page, " 

Sarah R. Pearson, '/ 

Eliza 0. Pearson, " 

Elwell Woodbury, making fires and sweeping 

for chalk, 1 00 ; ink, 2 00 ; shavings, 20 
Sarah P. Pearson, for ink 

Eliza O. Pearson, making fires, sweeping and books 
Preston & Curtis, coal 
Charles F. Preston & Co., coal 
Charles Hood, cleaning and repairs 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 
Thomas Austin, painting 
Stephen Gulliver, labor 
D. V. Thompson, stock and labor 
J. P. & C. P. Tohnan, do. 
Brewer & Son, paint stock 
Thomas W. Capen, repairing clocks 



700 00 


62 50 


250 00 


225 00 


20 00 


3 20 


50 


)ks 11 41 


1180 


93 10 


3 25 


18 30 


113 00 


16 50 


19 03 


16 43 


5 32 


150 



$1,570 84 



Mather School — Meeting House Hill. 

Pkid John Kneeland, for teaching 700 00 

Mary Pearson, " 250 00 

Mary M.. Smith, «' ' 34 56 

Betsey Hooper, " 22187 

Eliza A. Jacobs, " 176 57 

John Kneeland, books and ink 17 29 

making fires, sweeping, &c. 20 40 

James E. Lake, labor 3 50 

James Jordan, " 2 50 

Mary Pearson, books 1 10 

Betsey Hooper, books, 50 ; cleaning, 62l 1 12 

Mary M. Smith, bcroks 28 



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Paid D. V. Thompson, stock and labor 
Charles F, Preston & Co., coal 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 
Thomas Austm, pamting 
Edward Jones, labor 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stock and labor 
D. Brewer & Son, paint stock 
George Haynes, labor and stock 
George Dodge, " " 

Charles Ewell, " " 



10 00 


79 80 


12 87 


14 40 


^ 1 93 


106 93 


5 03 


45 


5 25 


3 70^ 



$1,669 55 



Adams School — Adams Street. 



Paid Adoniram Alden, for teaching 42 77 

Francis B. Snow, " 657 22 

Ann Tolman, " 109 38 

Maria Nichols, " 177 43 

Kate Town, ' «* 47 59 

Adoniram Alden, book and scraper 1 25 

Francis B. Snow, books « 5 08 
ink, 1 64 ; paper, 1 72 ; pointers, 50 ; chalk, 87 4 73 
making fires and sweeping, 6 60 ; cushion, 75 7 35 

cleaning, 2 25 ; incidentals, 25 2 50 

L. F. & C. H. Pierce, stock and labor 3 50 

Shadrach Jenkins, labor 67 

Samuel Tileston, painting _ 114 25 

James Pope, stock and labor 50 96 

H. D. Buck, charcoal 14 53 

J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stock and labor 15 02 

0. P. Bacon, for bell 25 
Henry Jacobs, making fires, sweeping and repairs 13 50 

Preston & Curtis, coal 58 55 

Brewer & Son, paint stock 68 

Thomas W. Capen, repairing clocks 2 00 



$1,329 21 



Gibson School — School Street, 

Paid Robert Vose, Jr., for teaching 700 00 

Lucy P. Tolman, " 248 57 

Susan W. Tohnan, " 140 00 

Mary E. Tohnan, » 73 57 



1% 



Paid Robert Vose, Jr., repairing desk 

making fires, cleaning, sweeping, sifting and 
housing coal 

Lucy P. Tolman, cleaning 
book 

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

S. P. Hill, making fires 

R. Gleason & Sons, books, brooms, &c. 

Phineas Goodwin, labor 

Edward Mansfield, labor 

H. D. Buck, charcoal 

Thomas Baldwin, stone ' 

Thomas Austin, painting and glazing 

Wm. G. Shattuck, furniture 

Brewer & Son, stock 

Thomas W. Capen, repairing clocks 

George Dodge, labor and stock 



100 



12 25 


150 


37 


87 24 


10 00 


4 14 


5 25 


5 00 


1120 


188 


9 75 


6 50 


53 


175 


2 00 



$1,322 50 



WiNTHROP School — River Street. 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching 
Mary F. Temple, 
Sarah R. Childs, 
Elizabeth J. Stetson, " 
Isaac Swan, books, 3 33 ; ink, 6 00 
E. J. Stetson, books and curtains 
William D. Dyer, sweeping 
Bryant & Preston, " 
Samuel Tileston, setting glass 
John Kendrick, soap and furniture i 
Preston & Curtis, coal 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 
Shadrach Jenkins, labor 
Henry Crane, iron work 
L. F. & C. H. Pierce, labor 
Geo. Haynes & Son, " 
J. P. Spooner, cash paid for making fires, sweep 

ing, &c. 
Brewer & Son, paint stock 
J. & A. Pope, labor and stock 



700 00 


250 00 


212 00 


225 00 


9 33 


149 


3 25 


3 25 


2 40 


2 38 


66 50 


11 73 


, 4 59 


175 


4 00 


14 87 


31 62 


5 08 


32 33 



$1,581 67 



13 



Norfolk School — Norfolk Street. 

Paid Elbridge G. Emery, for teaching 
Martha A. Baker, " 

Maiy J. Pope, " 

Elbridge G. Emery, making fires and sweeping 

books and ink 
Martha A. Baker, books 

sweeping 
Charles Tileston, funnel 
William Clark, labor 
Henry Clark, Jr., furniture 
James Tolman, sweeping 
J. P. Spooner, carting 

H. D. Buck, charcoal ' 

J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stock and labor 
Brewer & Son, paint stock 



700 00 


250 00 


208 00 


28 93 


4 35 


52 


125 


180 


3 00 


3 33 


125 


38 


1120 


13 37 


56 



$1,227 94 



WjiSHiNGTON School — Washington Village. 

Paid Charles F. Patch, for teaching 700 00 

Adaline M. Sheldon, " 225 00 

Rebecca F. Hovey, " - 225 00 

Ellen Ashcroft, " 169 00 

Charles F. Patch, ink and books 2 13 

making fires and cleaning 28 55 

R. F. Hovey, books 55 

D. E. Wadleigh, books 2 14 

G. W. Tuckerman, locks 90 

J. M. Johnson, labor 3 75 

Chilson, Richardson & Co., stock and labor 9 79 

Charles F. Preston & Co., coal 106 10 

H. D. Buck, charcoal 11 20 

J. R. Barnes, setting glass and stock 5 66 

Thomas W. Capen, repairing clock 3 50 



$1,493 27 



Eliot School — Adams Street. 

Paid Almira French, for teaching 250 00 

Cynthia M. Ruggles, " 181 74 

Mary S. Stone, » 43 26 



14 



Paid T. F. Temple, making fires and sweeping 
Shadrach Jenkins, stock and labor 
Henry Crane, irons for seats 
L. F. & C. H. Pierce, labor 
Geo. Haynes & Son, stock and labor 
Isaac Swan, ink 

J. P. Spooner, coal, cleaning and carting 
Wm. G. Shattuck, furniture 
Preston & Curtis, coal 
Elizabeth Morrow, cleaning 
Edward Whalan, making fires and labor 
Elisha Ford, labor and stock 
Brewer & Son, paint stock 
George W. Leeds, painting 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stock and labor 
Vose & Chapman, " *' 

J. &: A. Pope, " 



Butler School — Miver Street. 

Paid Maria Crane, for teaching 
for books 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., books 
J. P. Spooner, carting 
Samuel Tileston, painting 
Preston & Curtis, coal 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 

Elihu Greenwood, making fires and cleaning 
sink, 2 50 ; chalk, broom and locks, 1 88 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stock and labor 
J. H. Burt & Co., 
J. & A. Pope, " " 



12 00 


25 


1 00 


3 50 


23 47 


4 00 


19 50 


5 20 


51 29 


150 


13 25 


9 75 


43 18 


27 83 


7 00 


6 50 


2150 


43 44 



$769 16 



300 00 


1 10 


6 00 


12 


63 75 


29 35 


4 20 


1150 


4 38 


13 29 


69 59 


150 



$504 78 



Neponset School — Neponset Village. 

Paid Lucy J. Davis, for teaching, 275 00 

A. E. Crane, " 225 00 

Harriette Butrick, " 25 00 

Lucy J. Davis, chalk, books, &c. 75 

K. V. Marshall, making fires and cleaning 19 00 



15 



]Paid J. P, & C. P. Tolman, stock and labor 
Preston & Curtis, coal 
H. D. Buck, charcoal .^ 

Jabez Howland, books 
H. W. Blanchard, labor and stock 
Martha W. Rogers, sweeping 
Brewer & Son, paint stock 



27 31 


63 20 


13 57 


2 69 


4 92 


3 00 


2 50 



Maverick School — Commercial Street. 

Paid Ann Tolman, for teaching, 
Mary E. Tolman, 
Abby A, Morton, 
Mercie T. Snow, " 

H. C. Baker, 

Charlotte W. Towne, " 
Abby A. Morton, cleaning, 1 ; ink, 75 
Mary E. Tolman, cleaning 
Ann Tolman, books, 1 20 ; ink, 37 
Charles F. Preston & Co., coal and wood 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stock and labor 
Warren F. Capen, making fires and sweeping 
Preston & Curtis, coal 
Mercie T. Snow, books 
Edward Jones, labor 
0. P. Bacon, beU 
Brewer & Son, paint stock 



BowDonsr School — Mount Bowdoin. 

Paid Harriet L. Wales, for teaching, 
for making fires and sweeping 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stock and labor 
Charles F. Preston & Co., coal 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., maps 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 
Brewer & Son, paint stock 
George Haynes & Son, paint stock 



$651 94 



140 62 


15144 


62 50 


48 07 


53 08 


2163 


175 


100 


157 


75 50 


1120 


16 39 


18 00 


23 60 


55 


100 


50 


20 



$628 60 



225 00 


7 00 


2165 


26 60 


3 92 


6 97 


137 


25 



$292 76 



16 



, Stottghton School — Port Norfolk, 

Paid Maria A. Clapp, for teaching 
Mary 0. Larkin, " 

for sweeping, &c, 
Preston & Curtis, coal 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 
J. P. & C, P. Tolman, tin ware 
H. W. Blanchard, black board 
Mrs. Bums, cleaning 
Brewer & Son, paint stock 



114 84 


34 61 


150 


22 90 


4 20 


45 


125 


3 00 


2 58 



$185 33 



GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Paid Richard Pike, for examining schools 37 days 
Increase Smith, " " 30 " 

0. P. Bacon, « " 51 " 

for services as secretary 

taking census, 25 00 ; cash paid postage, 75 
Shadrach Jenkins, labor 
Peter Blake, dinners and horse-keeping 

for official services 
B. L. Sumner, refreshments 
Wright & Hasty, printing 
Charles Howe, distributing report 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., stationery 
David Clapp, printing report 
J. J. Howe, rent of vestry 

Charles Hood, examining schools, 1852 and 1853 
John E. Schlesfemeyer, labor 
John P. Spooner, paid freight 
Ide & Dutton, books and atlas 
Thomas W. Capen, care of Town Hall 
Beals, Greene & Co., printing 
Edmund Pope, his proportion of school money 



5 37 00 


30 00 


51 00 


126 00 


25 75 


80 


59 00 


4 50 


6 50 


58 02 


10 00 


8 37 


47 04 


100 00 


33 15 50 


150 


25 


32 00 


150 


2 00 


27 34 



$644 07 



RECAPITULATION. 



High School 
Everett School 
Mather School 



2,702 49 
1,570 84 
1,669 55 



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Adams School 1,329 21 

Gibson School v 1,322 50 

Winthrop School 1,581 57 

Norfolk School 1,227 94 

Washington School 1,493 27 

Eliot School 769 16 

Butler School • 504 78 

Neponset School 651 94 

Maverick School 628 60 

Bowdoin School 292 76 

Stoughton School 185 33 

General School Expenses 644 07 



$16,574 01 



Cr. 

Amount of Appropriation 13,390 00 

Income of Gibson School Fund 608 08 

Stoughton " " 217 80 

State " " 403 18 



$14,619 06 
Expended over Appropr. and Income 1,954 95 



$16,574 01 



POOR IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Henry Atkins & Co., for goods 314 52 

A. B. Wilton, repairing pump 1 50 

A. & J. H. Sumner, provisions 266 34 

WiUiam F. Williams, labor - 8 29 

E. J. Bispham, domestic goods 28 28 

CM. Rogers, clothing 3 00 

William Mui-phy, labor 32 00 

William H. Homes, provisions 69 28 

Oliver Clifford, oxen 127 50 

John Hoyt, harness work 7 40 

Humphrey & Tisdale, butter - 52 04 

John Keen and wife, one year's services 500 00 
John Keen, paid for clothing, and expenses to 

Worcester 11 57 

Lewis G. Hersey, groceries 101 16 
Preston & Curtis, coal, 24 15 ; lime and sand, 3 10 27 25 

Elizabeth Blackman, English goods 17 76 

Drury & Frost, provisions 18 44 



18 

Paid N. W. & T. Tileston, grain and meal 57 37 

Ellen Rotch, labor 35 02 

William F. Pope, cutting clothes 1 25 

A. & J. H. Upham, flour" and groceries 201 33 

Ebenezer Eaton, wood at auction 68 12 

clothing 4 45 

Charles E. Grant & Co., house 'paper 1 65 

William K. Bacall, curtains 2 00 

James Edwards, labor 18 00 

William Parker, potatoes 6 50 
PI. L. Goodale, provisions - 4 04 

Jacob N. Wate, cheese 1 28 

John McKay, 3 months labor 25 00 

Michael Fehele)-, labor 7 87 

Peter Blake, fish and provisions 171 19 

Dr. Benjamin Cushing, medical attendance 377 00 

F. & J. Farrington, grain and meal 373 93 

William Davenport, funeral expenses 9 50 

Dr. E. D. Miller, medical attendance 14 00 

Charles F. Preston & Co., coal 121 10 

Alfred P. Wood, 3 months labor 54 00 

Thomas Gaffin, 8 days labor 9 00 

William Gordon, sea-weed , 1 00 

S. D. Bryant, nets for horses 2 25 

D. Wheelock, cloth 4 76 
Asa Davenport, stock and labor 52 34 
Dr. Edward Jarvis, medical attendance 17 00 
King & Dexter, paints and medicines 22 17 
Edward V. Munroe, smith's work 25 66 
R. Gleason & Sons, domestic goods 99 01 
George C. Bailey, butter 11 96 
Charles A. Upham, wheehvright work 26 07 
John C. Hewins, smith's work 23 47 

E. C. Tirrell, shoe stock 32 05 
C. S. M. Churchell, wood 33 00 
James Boyd & Sons, horse collar 3 00 
William Smith, potatoes 20 80 
S. H. Dodge, wheel boxes 1 33 
J. H. Tower, cutlery 1 83 
Stoddard & Brigham, ice 3 00 
John Preston & Son, chocolate 32 00 
Kelton & Bird, provisions 46 83 
S. W. Leonard, boots and shoes . 20 91 
Holden & Bullard, provisions 7 02 



19 

Paid William Pope, Jr., lumber 43 01 

John P. Cotton, pmnp boxes 1 00 

Charles J. Sumner, tin ware 5 45 

Andrew Glover, groceries 17 74 

Oliver Hall, paid sundry bills 3 85 



Cr. 



$3,708 44 



Amount of State pauper account 176 62 

By sale of pears 130 25 

" cherries 5 50 

" salt grass 55 00 

" oxen, 110 00 ; old cart, 8 00 118 00 

rent of pasture 10 00 

sale of salt pork 1 90 

board of sundry persons 67 25 

Appropriation 1,800 00 



2,364 52 



Expended over $1,343 92 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Oliver Hall, for cash paid to sundry persons 
William Tolman, 

Robert Vose, " " 

Town of Randolph 
William A. Gilbert, goods 
Henry Clark, Jr., " 
Preston & Curtis, coal and wood 
Charles F. Preston & Co., coal and wood 
Isaac Field & Co., goods 
Enoch Caldwell, goods 
Town of Wrentham 
Dr. Edward Jarvis, medical attendance 
John Robie, wood 

William Davenport, services as sexton 
Robert F. Tolman, goods 
R. Gleason & Sons, " 
Robert M. Todd, coal 



Balance unexpended 

Amount of Appropriation $800 00 



88 87 


124 75 


78 12 


30 00 


10 00 


3 00 


36 50 


98 86 


20 00 


6 00 


39 00 


25 25 


2 50 


10 50 


13 44 


3 64 


2125 


61168 


188 32 



20 

LUNATICS IN HOSPITAL. 

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

and clothing of sundry persons 731 45 

Cr. 

By amount received from Mrs. Floyd 

and others 104 00 

Appropriation 600 00 



704 00 



Expended over $27 45 



ABATEMENTS OF TAXES. 

Paid Chas. Howe, abatements on tax 1852 502 00 

" 1853 709 69 



1,211 69 

Amount unexpended 2S8 31 



$1,500 00 
Appropriation $1,500 Op 



HIGHWAYS. 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, for labor 57 75 

use of horses, 89 00 ; carts, 10 00 99 00 

130 loads stone chips 7 80 

Thomas Baldwin, labor 41 13 

use of horses, 90 00; carts, 11 33 101 33 

Luke Coyle, labor, 18 00 ; Wm. Paul, 50 18 50 

Doonakin, 9 00; Hill, 5 62 14 62 

John TuUy, 36 00 

P. Shaughnessey, 13 50 

Patrick Morris, 37 68; M. Curly, 38 25 75 93 

John Gateley, 27 00 ; P. Riley, 37 68 64 68 

Thomas Coyle, 36 56 ; A. Glover, 

powder, 13 10 49 66 



579 90 

Jonathan Harod, 171f days labor 343 50 

use of horse, 56 75 ; keeping horse, 3 75 60 50 

repairs on horse-carts 2 95 

cash paid Charles Tileston for five loads of stone 50 



21 



Paid Jona. Harod^ 1270 wt. of hay and weighing 11 62 

Aaron D. Capen, 102 loads stone chips and carting 16 33 

Thomas Baldwin, for 2 horses, 2 carts and 

harnesses 295 00 

use of horses ajad carts 68 68 

Isaac S. Houghton, 50 loads stone chips 3 00 

labor of men and teams 31 50 

Matthew White, labor 9 56 

Aaron Mann, hay and weighing 21 11 

D. Desmond, labor 2 25 

Cornelius Linnehen, laboi* 206 14 

Patrick Dolan, " 96 46 

Thomas Coyle, " 205 00 

Michael Quigley, " ^ 89 99 

Andi-ew Egan, " 48 93 

Patrick Shaughnessey, " 90 54 

John Doonican, " 96 62 

John Donolly, " 162 25 

- Michael Feheley, " 23 06 

Daniel Hart, " 196 85 

John Gateley, " 204 72 

Patrick Galliher, " 199 65 

Daniel Coney, " ' 95 92 

Michael Dofan, " 21 37 

John Holland, " 20 25 

Barney Rooney, '" 21 93 

Daniel Donahoe, " 20 81 

James Egan, " 156 36 

LawTence Brannen, " 93 36 

Peter Carr, " 17 43 

M. McLaughlin, " 3 37 

Hugh Galliher, " 5 62 

Thomas Durant, " 25 75 

Samuel Everett, grain 129 12 

Nathan Tucker, hay and Weighingj 35 03 

Thomas CafFray, labor • 25 31 

Thomas Gathn, " 14 06 

John Tucker, hay and weighing 24 16 

Thomas W. Capen, cart body and repairs 23 00 

James Boyd & Son, cart saddle 6 00 

Lawrence Brian, labor 17 43 

Barney Gaynard, " 4 50 

Samuel B. Pierce, hay and weighing 31 11 

Isaac Field & Co., tools 14 50 



22 



Paid R. Gleason & Sons, tools 


11 73 


Thomas Storah, labor 


2 25 


Bagley Carter, 16 loads stone 


1 00 


Joshua Plummer, labor 


150 


Ebenezer Paul, labor and teams 


5 00 


William Paul, " 


14 75 


Patrick Connell, labor 


46 68 


Oliver Davenport, smith's work 


46 19 


Patrick Riley, labor 


12 25 


Stephen Baker, gi-avel 


155 68 


H & R. Rich, 


9 75 


John Ballantine, labor 


50 


James Dorr, labor and teams 


34 62 


John Sargent, " " 


73 00 


Feheley & Cronin, labor 


1 25 


James Coffey, 1 50 ; B. Coffey, 1 50 


3 00 


Luke Mulhern, for labor 


5 62 


Cornelius Hickey, " 


150 


Elihu Greenwood, " 


' 9 50 


Jerry Hickey, " 


50 


William Williams," 


6 19 


S. Howard Willis, " 


1 00 


Charles Regan, " 


5 75 


Cornelius Desha, " 


1 12 


Michael McDonald, for labor 


2 50 


John A. Tucker, harness work 


13 14 


Cyrus Balkum, wheelwright work 


41 14 




$4,380 11 



Cr. 

By cash of Rev. William E. Abbott 100 00 

" Otis Shepard & Co. 10 00 

On hand, 2 horses, 2 carts and harnesses 330 00 

Appropriation 3,000 00 



3,440 00 



Expended over $940 11 

Note. — The expense of clearing our streets from an unu- 
sual quantity of snow this winter, is included in the forego- 
ing account. 



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FIEE DEPARTMENT. 

Paid Edward Jones, as chief engineer 60 00 

Charles Hunt, assistant " 15 00 

Samuel J. Capen, " " 15 00 

George L. Fisher, " " 15 00 

Sylvester H. Hebard, " " 15 GO 

Fountain Engine Company 100 00 

Torrent ''" " 100 00 

Independence " " 100 00 

Tiger " " 100 00 

Edwin A. Smith, steward 37 50 

extra labor 5 00 

David Ripley, steward 50 00 

William Adams, " 25 00 

Heniy Hart, " 25 00 

Ralph Ware, " 50 00 

sawing Avood and cleaning engine and room 6 00 

E. C. Fruean, taking care of the Protector 25 00 

George L. Fisher " " Alert 20 00 

Henry Clark, rent of land 12 00 

Thomas Baldwin, oil and matches 6 62 

refreshments 20 11 

A. & J. H. Upham, furniture and oil 7 11 

refreshments 10 66 

David Clapp, printing 2 25 

H. N. Hooper, bells 19 05 
Edward Jones, stock and labor on engine house 

No. 6 , 4 GO 

William Hall & Co., 18 keys 2 70 

Isaac Field & Co., refreshments 13 97 
J. E. Mclntire, labor and stock, Fountain engine 

house 23 00 

Thomas Lyons, use of horse 2 00 
J. & A. Pope, labor and stock on Fountain engine 

house 105 28 
* William Tucker, painting and varnishing Engine 

No. 1 11 00 

Elisha Ford, labor and stock. Engine No. 1 9 27 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, labor and stock for 

Torrent engine house 9 50 
Samuel Tileston, stock and labor, Fountain 

engine house ^ 13 58 
Reuben Glass, stock and labor, Torrent engine 

house 13 41 



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Paid Asa Davenport, labor and stock, Protector 
engine house 
R. Gleason & Sons, fluid, wicldng and chimnies 

refreshments 
E. V. Munroe, setting tire Engine No. 2 
Stephen Gulliver, stock and labor, Engine No. 6 
Jabez Howland, 1 gallon fluid 
Rowland & Harding, refreshments 
Thomas Pearson, 3 gallons oil and carting 

use of horse, 1 00 ; leather, 60 
James T. Murphy, straps for engine 
E. B. Saunders, oil and crackers 
William A. Gilbert, refreshments 
Charles B. Hill, repairs ^ 

Otis Baird, 2 dozen spoons 

Hunt & Pierce, repairs, 1 28 ; use of horse, 3 00 
Nathan Holbrook, refreshments 
Thomas "W. Capen, hooks and paint 
John C. Hewins, oil and smith work 
Howard & Davis, leather and packing 
Shelton & Cheever, hose and repairs 
Daniel Spear, refreshments 
Albert D. Swan, freight 
John Delano, stock and labor 
J. H. Shattuck, rope and splicing 
George Haynes & Son, stock and labor 
Charles F. Preston & Co., Avood 
John A. Tucker, repairs 
Brewer & Son, oil, cords and screws 
Henrj?- Crane, smith work 
George Ford, wheelwright work 



2 82 


2 26 


3 00 


4 00 


20 00 


76 


■5 35 


3 17 


1 60 


150 


2 71 


4 50 


3 50 


1 00 


4 26 


15 00 


5 79 


8 67 


90 


.75 96 


24 15 


52 


16 50 


6 45 


16 44 


3 25 


1 75 


5 25 


3 87 


8 87 



1,402 81 
Amount unexpended 107 19 



$1,510 00 
Cr. 

By 1 pair hose carriage wheels sold 10 00 

Appropriation 1,500 00 

$1,510 00 



25 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid OliA'-er Hall, for services as Selectman and 
Overseer of the Poor 1 year 
William Tolman, do. do. 1 year 
Robert Vose, do. do. 1 year 

Eben. Tolman, for services as Clerk 1 year 
Charles Howe, Treasurer and Collector 1 year 
Oliver Hall, as Assessor 1 year 
William Tolman, " " 

Robert Vose, " " 

Edward Jones, Assistant Assessor 
William A. Gilbert " " 

James H. Blake, " " 

Harv'e^% Howe, " " 

Aaron D. Capen, " " 

Oliver Hall, Assessor in 1852 
William Tolman, " " 

Robert Vose, " " 

Edward Jones, Ass't Assessor in 1852 
Wm. A. Gilbert " " " 



Appropriation 
Expended over 



150 00 


150 00 


150 00 


100 00 


500 00 


64 50 


'55 50 


64 50 


72 00 


69 00 


48 00 


6150 


40 50 


7 50 


7 50 


7 50 


3 00 


3 00 


1,554 00 


1,500 00 



$54 00 



BURIAL GROUNDS. 

Paid Hezekiah Park, for labor in North Burial 
Ground 
Michael McDonald, ' " " 

Patrick McDonald, " ' " 

William Davenport, " " 

Stephen Baker, for gravel and carting 
Sam'l Littlefield, labor in South Burial Ground 

gravel and carting 

6 feet manure 
Phineas Goodwin, labor 



Unexpended 

Appropriation 
4 



$200 00 



3 38 


2187 


36 87 


21 00 


13 15 


65 12 


26 25 


4 50 


4 50 


196 64 


3 36 



$200 GO 



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NEW STREETS. 

Finishing Street from Turnpike to Washington Street. 

Paid T. Hanniin, for carting gravel 53 55 
Thomas Coyle, 28^ days' labor at \ \2h per day 32 06 

Cor. Linnehen, 30| " " " " 34 31 

John Donican, 28 "" " » » 31 59 

Pat. Shaixghnessey, 28^ " " " 32 06 

John Donley, 27 " " " 30 37 

Michael Quigley, 26^- " " " 29 80 

Patrick Dolan, 28* "^ " "^ " 32 06 

S. H. Willis, building fence 38 50 

Patrick Connell, 14 days' labor 17 50 

Barney Gaynard, 9^ " ' 10 68 

Old Colony Railroad Corporation, gravel , 130 62 

Estate of W. Baker, for land damages 846 00 

Jonathan Plarod, 50| days' labor 101 5.0 

use of horse 36 00 

Charles Regan, 3J days' labor 3 50 

John Sargent 152 93 

S. B. Pierce, hay and weighing 14 28 



1,627 22 
1,500 00. 



Appropriation 

Expended over Appropriation $127 22f 

New Street from Loioer Mills to Norfolk Street. 



labor 



Paid John Mily, for 3 days' 
Michael McDaniell, 3 
Cornelius Hickey, 33 " 
Pat. Shaughnessey, 31 " 
Barney Gaynard, 33 " 
John Doonican, 26J " 

Michael Quigley, 29" " 
Patrick Dolan, 31 " 

James McGoveran, 32^ " 
Michael Gagin, teams 
Thomas Baldwin, horse and carts, labor 
Jeremiah Hickey, 3 days' labor 
Edward V. Munroe, smiths' work 
Eli W. Robinson, team work 



3 00 
3 00 
33 00 
31 00 
33 00 
26 50 
29 00 

31 00 

32 50 
106 00 

31 75 

3 00 

19 00 

25 75 



Amount unexpended 
Appropriation 



$1,500 00 



407 50 
1,092 50 

$1,500 00 



94 71 

6 00 
175 

404 75 

7 75 


72 35 

3 00 


15 00 

18 75 



27 



INCIDENTAL TOWN EXPENSES. 

Paid C. C. P. Moody, for printing 
William Davenport, returning deaths 

ringing bell 
Charles W alker, police and watchman 
Thomas Groom & Co., stationery 
Eben. Tolman, recording 301 births, 46 marriages, 
and 151 deaths 
measuring streets on plan 
Oliver Hall, preparing and distributmg Fifteenth 
Annual Report 
expenses to sundry toAvns 
William Tolman, preparing and distributing Fif- 
teenth Annual Report 15 00 
ringing bell and making fires, and sweeping 

Town Hall, in 1852 7 75 

returning 51 deaths, 5 10 ; expenses t6 sundry 

towns, 6 75 11 85 

Robert Vose, preparing and distributing Fifteenth 

Annual Report 15 00 

preparing Valuation, 20 00 ; postage, 11 00 31 00 

Edward Jones, returning 50 deaths 5 00 

distributing Reports, 7 00 ; taking census, 25 00 32 00 

preparing Valuation, 37 50 ; expenses for the 

same, 5 20 42 70 

paid for tax-book and supplement 1 00 

Oliver Glover, for land to widen Linden street 100 00 
Asaph Churchell, professional service in 1851 128 00 
John J. Clarke, " " 1851 150 00 

F. Pierce & Co., chairs and settees for Town Hall 56 00 
David Clapp, printing Fifteenth Annual Report 127 00 
Wm. A. Gilbert, 3 00 ; E. W. Robinson, 1 50 ; 

S. H. Willis, 1 50 ; for distributing envelopes 6 00 
Wm. A. Gilbert, distrib'g Valuation, 6 00 ; tape, 74 6 74 
Michael Feheley, labor on East street 7 00 

Peter Blake, posting Avarrants for, and attending 

town meetings, 49 25 ; services as police, 44 50 93 75 
dinners and suppers for town oificers 65 25 

Asa Thompson, for land to enlarge Norfolk School 

Lot, in 1851 17-00 

B. Roony, blasting rocks in East street 181 11 

Michael Dolan, " " " " 145 67 

Thomas W. Capen, services as police , 14 25 



28 

Paid Thos. W. Capen, for making fires, care of Hall, 

and attending town meetings 27 50 

labor setting glass, paid for locks and curtains 
for Town Hall 

"Wright & Hasty, advertising 
printing Valuation of 1853 

Henry Pierce, for land to widen Washington st. 

E. Badger & Son, for bridge stones 

Thomas Campbell, labor blasting rocks on Wash- 
ington street 

Noah D. Allen, police duty 

John N. Peed, for land to widen Adams street 

James Egan, 14J days labor on Sanford and 
Cedar Streets 

John Gateley, 14J do. do. 

Daniel Hart, 13^ do. do. 

Patrick Gulliver, 12J do. do. 

Daniel Coney, 20 do. do. 

B. Roony, blasting rocks on do. 

Michael Dolan, " " " 

Asa Davenport, boxing trees and putting up guide 
boards 

Thomas Pierce, elm trees and labor 

Edward V. Munroe, police duty 

for arresting robbers of W. F. Pope's shop 
sharpening drills and smiths' work 

R. Gleason & Son, nails and spikes 
lamps for Town Hall 

Charles Ewell, stock and labor for Town Hall 
stock and labor for Tenean Bridge 
railing Park street 

John Keen, for arresting robbers of W. F. Pope's 
shop 

James E. Lake, for same , 

William F. Pope, for same 

Ebenezer Clapp, Jr. tax book and stationery , 

S. H. Hebard, police duty 

John P. Clapp, for lumber for fencing on Park st. 

Henry Crane, sharpening drills and picks, for 
Cedar, Sanford and Washington streets 

Andrew Glover, powder and fuse for East street 

Theodore Keen, labor 

Aaron D. Capen, 104 loads stone and carting, C. st. 

William B. Keen, 3 picks 



3 73 


11 00 


357 27 


50 00 


147 12 


75 75 


12 25 


35 22 


16 31 


16 31 


15 18 


14 06 


22 50 


3187 


27 56 


13 42 


35 92 


59 00 


50 00 


103 97 


15 00 


14 08 


15 22 


6 67 


77 06 


50 00 


50 00 


50 00 


32 14 


12 50 


90 53 


15 88 


121 36 


60 00 


12 49 


3 00 



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Paid John C. Hewins, smith work 

Howe, Pratt & Co., lumber on Park street 
Enoch Fenno, labor on bridge 
Samnel Littlefield, labor 
Seth Crane, police duty- 
Albert D. Swan, freight 
Catus Balkam, wheelwright work 
William Richardson, professional service 
John Robie, police duty 

notifying and attending town meetings 
John Sargent, labor on bridge near Alms House 
Isaac Field & Co., 4 lbs. spikes for railing 
William Pope, Jr., lumber on Boston street 
Phillips & Moseley, iron for railing 
Daniel Coney, labor 

John A. Tucker, repairing hearse harness 
George W. Tuckerman, police duty 



Amount unexpended 



Cr. 



92 67 


61 36 


3 50 


6 37 


164 00 


3 50 


42 77 


10 00 


1150 


16 50 


! 8 75 


22 


7 04 


97 83 


20 00 


1 00 


39 25 


4,221 26 


306 74 



$4,528 00 



By am't received of Calvin Bird for land 100 00 

Mrs. Barker 30 00 

" for grass 8 00 

Appropriation 4,390 00 



$4,528 00 



NOTE AND INTEREST. 



Paid interest on money borrowed, as per special 

appropriation f9r school-houses 1,165 50 

Interest on money borrowed in anticipation of 

Taxes 880 23 

Note to Mrs. Mary Cashing 1,000 ,00 



3,045 73 

Expended, less 454 27 



$3,500 00 



Appropriation $3,500 00 



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DEBT OF THE TOWN. 

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

" Mrs. Mary Gushing 1,600 00 

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

" " Third Parish in Dorchester 500 00 



$12,100 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 


1 « 


$18,100 00 


INVENTORY OF SGHOOL FUND 




GIBSON SCHOOL FUND. 




Albert Webster's Note and Mortgage 


3,000 00 


Lyman Willard's " " 


503 00 


Gharles Hunt's " " 


428 12 


a a a n 


604 88 


Theodore L. Howe's " " 


342 00 


a a (( (( 


213 75 


Alexander Pope's " " 


1,660 43 


George A. Houghton's " " 


474 00 


Henry Jenkins's " " 


464 31 


JohnDolan's 


501 92 


United States Loan 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 val. $100 


700 00 


Four shares Blue Hill Bank Stock, par val. $100 


400 00 


Four shares Western R. R. Stock, par val. $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 



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TOWN PROPERTY. 

Benjamin F. Glover's Note 75 00 

Amount due from Taxes of 1853 2,500 00 

Balance in the Treasury, Feb. 1, 1854 2,204 52 



4,779 52 



Deduct from the above amount the sum borrowed 

in anticipation of Taxes, 2,500 00 



and the resources of the Treasury will be $2,279 52 



TAXES. 

The amount of Taxes assessed on the Real and Personal 
Estates of the Town of Dorchester for the year 1853, was 
as follows, viz. : 

Number of Polls, 2,277' 

Value of Real Estate 5,989,600 

Value of Personal Estate 3,008,200 



Total, $8,997,800 

State Tax 3,285 00 

County Tax 6,263 00 

Town Tax 35,180 00 

Overlayings 977 63 



Total Tax $45,705 63 



Rate— $4 70 per $1000 



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TOTAL RECEIPTS Bro't Forward. 



Balance in the Treasury Feb. 


1, 1853 


2,818 87 


" received from Taxes, 


1852 


735 02 


For Schools 




14,619 06 


Poor in the Alms House " 




2,364 52 


Poor out of the Alms House 




800 00 


Lunatics at Worcester Hospital 




704 00 


Highways 




3,440 00 


Fire Department 




1,510 00 


Town Officers 




1,500 00 


Burial Grounds 




200 00 


Abatements of Taxes 




1,500 00 


Note and Interest 




3,510 76 


Finishing street fr. Turnpike to 


Washington St 


. 1,500 00 


New street from. Lower Mills to 


Back Street 


1,500 00 


Incidental Town Expenses 




4,528 00 


Balance for amount expended 


over Appropria- 




tions 




646 83 



$41,8^7 06 



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TOTAL EXPENDITUIlES....Bro't Forward. 



)r Schools 




16,574 01 


Poor in the Alms House 




3,708 44 


Poor out of the Alms House 




611 68 


Lunatics at Worcester Hospital 




731 45 


Highways 




4,380 11 


Fire Department 




1,402 81 


To-\vn Officers 




1,554 00 


Burial Grounds 




196 64 


Abatements of Taxes 




1,211 69 


Note and Interest 




3,045 73 


Finishing street fr. Turnpike to 


Washington St. 1,627 22 


New street from Lower Mills to 


Back Street 


407 50 


Incidental Town Expenses 




4,221 26 


Total Expenses 


39,672 54 


Balance in the Treasury Feb. 


1, 1854 


2,204 52 




.$41,877 06 



34 

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, 
1854, were i4 1,877 06, and his payments of orders drawn 
by the Selectmen, properly vouched, were $39,672 54. 
Balance in the Treasury, Feb. 1, 1854, $2,204 52, as ap- 
pears in the foregoing report. 

EDWARD JONES, ) 

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

Dorchester, Feb. 20, 1854. 



ESTIMATE OF THE TOWN EXPENSES FOR 
THE YEAR 1854. 

For Schools, as per estimate of the School 

Committee ' 17,100 00 

Less Income from School Fund 1,100 00 



Poor in the Alms House 








1,800 00 


Poor out of the Alms House 






800 00 


Highways 








4,000 00 


Lunatics in Hospital 








300 00 


Fire Department 








1,500 00 


Town Officers 








1,700 00 


Burial Grounds 








200 00 


Abatements on Taxes 








800 00 


Notes 








2,000 00 


Interest on Notes and in 


anticipation 


of Taxes 


2,000 00 


Finishing Street from Lower 


Mills to Back St. 


3,200 00 


Incidental Expenses 




- 




4,200 00 
$38,500 00 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1853. 

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

Assessors. — Oliver Hall, William Tolman and Rob't Vose. 

Assistant Assessors. — James H. Blake, Aaron D. Capen, 
William A. Gilbert, Harvey Howe and Edward Jones. 

Clerk. — Eben. Tolman. 

Treasurer and Collector. — Charles Howe. 

Representatives. — Lewis Pierce and Robert Richardson. 



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To the Selectmen of Dorchester : * 

Gentlemen, — I here respectfully submit a statement of 
the number of persons in town, between the ages of 5 and 
15 years, May 1, 1S53, with a comparison with the number 
May 1, 1852, Very truly and respectfully, 

0. PUTNAM BACON. 



School Wards. 


May 1, 


1853. 


May 1 


1852. 




Males. 


Eemales. 


Males. 


Females. 


ETerett - . _ 


129 


118 


125 


115 


Mather - ^ ^ 


104 


123 


99 


121 


Adams . . _ 


94 


78 


93 


76 


Gibson and Bowdoiu - 


103 


117 


91 


111 


Wintln-op and Eliot 


144 


137 


140 


131 


Norfolk _ _ - 


73 


61 


70 


56 


Butler - . . 


15 


19 


13 


16 


Nei^onset and Stoughton 


82 


71 


73 


64 


!Maverick - - - 


50 


59 


47 


56 


Washington 


108 


109 


101 


100 


Sq^^antiim - - - 


1 


3 


2 


3 




903 


895 
903 


854 
849 


849 




1798 


1703 








1703 







Increase, 95 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Chief Engineer — James H. Uphajm:. 

Assistant Engineers. — Chakles Hunt, Sylvester H. 
Hebard, Geo. L. Fisher, Robert? White. 



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

Gentlemen, — This Fifth Annual Report of the condi- 
tion of the Fire Department is respectfully submitted. 

Four companies have been in commission since May 1, 
1853, \'iz. — 

Fountain Co. No. 1. — George S. Esty, Foreman; Henry 
Crane, Ass^t Foreman; Gustavus E. Hayiaes, Clerk ; Ed- 
win A. Smith. Steivard. 



36 

ToRREf^T Co. No. 3.— ^Moses H. Warren, Foreman ; Seth 
B. Durell, Ass't Foreman ; George Bridgham, Clerk ; David 
Ripley, Steivard. 

Independence Co. No. 5. — ^Joseph C. Robinson, Foreman ; 
Andrew Collins, Ass't Foreman ; Dexter C. Curtis, Clerk i 
Henry Hart, Steivard, 

Tiger Co. No. 6. Foreman; Andrew Sum- 
ner, Ass't Foreman; Charles A. Upham, Clerk; Ralph 
Ware, Steward. 

During the past year the Department has been called out 
eighteen times, by as many alarms of fire, eight of which 
Were caused by fires out of this town, and at two of which 
the Engines of this department were used. There have 
been but two fires in this town, at which the Engines have 
been used. At those fires. Engines from Roxbury and Quincy 
were present. 

The estimated loss of property in Dorchester by fire the 
past year, has been $36,135 ; on which there was insurance 
(as nearly as ascertained) of $18,600. 

During the past year. Engine House No. 1 has been shin-* 
gled, plastered and painted ; and repairs have been made in 
the interior of Engine Houses Nos. 3 and 6. Houses Nos^ 
1, 3, 5 and 6 are now in good repair. Houses Nos. 2 and 4 
will need some repairs the coming year. The Chief En- 
gineer, by personal observation, finds that the Engine 
Houses, Engines, Hose and other apparatus, in care of the 
several companies, are kept in praiseworthy good order and 
condition. Two hundred feet of new leading hose has been 
purchased to supply deficiencies occasioned by unavoidable 
wear. 

The amount of expenditures under the direction of the 
Board of Engineers for repairs of Engine Houses, Engines, 
Hose, &c. &c., has been $882 81. 

It is believed that it would be promotive of the welfare of 
the Department if the town would excuse those persons 
members of the Department, who might desire it, from serv-- 
ing as jurors, as an inducement for persons to join the com- 
panies. 

A Table of alarms and fires the past year is subjoined. 

Respectfully Yours, 

JAMES H. UPHAM. 
February 1, 1854. 



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VITAL STATISTICS FOR 1853. 



BIRTHS REGISTERED DURING THE YEAR. 



Total, 312. 




'-"•''""; — 


Of these there were 5 pairs of twins. 




Nativity of Parents. 
Dorchester .... 


Fathers. 

. 29 


Mothers 

24 


Other Towns in the United States 


118 


124 


Ireland . . . . • . 


. 103 


102 


England . . . 


12 


12 


Scotland 


. 7 


9 


Germany . . . . . 


15 


12 


British Provinces .... 


. 12 


13 


Holland 


1 


1 


France ..... 


. 1 


1 


Switzerland . . 


1 




West Indies .... 




1 


Not stated .. . . . 


• 8 


8 



307 



307 



In six cases only, were the fathers and mothers both 
natives of Dorchester- 



39 



MARRIAGES— 1853. 



Females. 






Bu-th Places of Males. 








Dorches- 


United 


British 




Eng- 


Ger- 


Birth Places. 


Total. 


ter. • 


States. 


Prov. 


Ireland. 


land. 


many. 


Dorchester 


17 


2 


13 




1 




1 


U. States 


22 


3 


18 


1 








Brit. Prov. 


6 




4 


2 








England 


5 


1 


1 






3 




Scotland 


1 




1 










Germany 


1 












1 


Total Males 


52 


6 


37 


3 


1 


3 


2 



INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGE. 

Females. Birth Places of Males. 



Birth Places. 


To- 
tal. 

18 


Dor- 
chester 

1 


United 
States. 


British 
Prov. 


Ire- 
land. 


Eng- 
land. 


Scot- 
land. 


Ger- 
many. 


Hun- 
gary. 


Dorchester 


15 




1 






1 




U. States 


37 


10 


25 








1 


1 




Brit. Prov. 


6 




3 


3 












Ireland 


17 




1 




16 










England 


2 


1 








1 








Scotland 


1 




1 














Germany 
Hungary 


6 
1 

88 




1 

46 






1 


1 


4 
6 


1 
1 


Total Males 


12 


3 


17 


2 



The Catholics are married at their churches in Eoxbury, 

Boston, &c. 



40 



DEATHS REGISTERED IN 1853. 



Whole No. of Deaths, 174 Males, 76- 

StiUborn, 14. 



-Females, 98, 



Date 


NAMES. 




Age. 


Place of Birth. 




of 








Disease. 


Death. 




y. 


03 


O 


1 










xn. 


^ 


S 


Q 






1853. 
















Jan. 4 


William Hall 


M 






10 


Dorchester 


Inflam. of Bi-ain 


6 


Charlotte Maiming 


F 


74 






Hingham 


Old Age 


11 


Hannah M. Nutter 


F 


2 






Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


12 


Susan H. Ranstead 


F 


36 






Exeter, Me. 


Child-birth 


17 


Batholomew Hughe 


M 




10 




Dorchester 


Erysipelas 


18 


Sai-ah Mulhern 


F 


37 






Ireland 


Child-birth 


20 


Hem-y Kiley 


M 


3 


1 


3 


Dorchester 


Croup 


21 


Mary A. B. Howe 


F 


59 






Roxbmy 


Pneumonia 


21 


Olive F. Jones 


F 


6 


4 




G. FaUs, N.H. 


Scarlet Fever 


22 


Kichard R. Wate 


M 




7 


23 


Dorchester 


Dropsy on Brain 


22 


Joanna Sheeharn 


F 


34 






Ireland 


Disease of Heart 


27 


Rachel C. Cooper 


F 


60 


10 




England 


Palsy 


27 


Luclnda BUlmgs 


F 


31 






South Boston 


Perf. Gall Bladder 


Feb. 1 


William M. Rogers 


M 


92 






England 


Old Age 


1 


George H. Mm-ray 


M 






12 


Dorchester 


Inflam. of Brain 


3 


Elizabeth D. Allen 


F 




11 


11 


Dorchester 


Pnexunonia 


4 


Harriet W. Barker 


F 


40 






Boston 


Consumption 


11 


Bridget Norton 


F 


65 






Ireland 


Consumption 


12 


Ebenezer Dyer 


M 


53 


10 


16 


Hollis, Me. 


Apoplexy 


15 


Sophia McFarland 


E 


66 






Leicester 


Insanity 


16 


Honora Landers 


F 






5 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


18 


Thomas Cheetham 


M 






14 


Dorchester 


Inflam. of Bowels 


19 


Nancy Ferriter 


F 


28 






Boston 


Consumption 


20 


Mary Barton 


F 


17 


2 




Hahfax, N. S. 


Pleurisy 


21 


Joseph Southwiok 


M 


81 


4 




Newljuryport 


Pneumonia 


Mar. 3 


Ellen Flinn 


F 


22 






Ireland 


Consumption 


3 


Abby Curtis 


F 


1 


1 


14 


Charleston,S.C. 


Teething 




Unknown 


M 


50 








Drowned 




Infant 


M 










F'nd partly buri'4 


15 


JuMa Donahoe 


E 


2 


9 




Boston 


Croup 


28 


William F. Fruean 


M 


23 






Boston 


Dropsy 


29 


WnUam A. Jones 


M 


2 


10 




Boston 


Bronchitis 


Apr. 3 


Mary Connor 


F 


23 






Ireland 


Consumption 




Joanna Kelley 


F 


1 


11 


4 


Dorchester 


Croup 


13 


Anna Clapp 


F 


82 


7 




Stoughton 


Palsy 


16 


H. F. Ockerhousen 


F 






5 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


18 


Emily C. Petersilea 


F 




10 


1 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


19 


Ann Power 


F 




4 


2 


Dorchester 


Convulsions 


22 


Bridget Stanton 


F 


25 






Ireland 


Consumption 


22 


Henry P. French 


M 






9 


Dorchester 


Scrofula 


26 


Emma M. Parkman 


F 


1 


8 


26 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


, 28 


Laura J. Glynn 


F 


2 


2 




Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


May 2 


Wilham 0. Burn 


M 


2 


4 




Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


6 


Frank P. Fobes 


M 




6 


22 


Dorchester 


Bronchitis 


7 


Mary J. Witham 


F 


6 






East Boston 


Consumption 


7 


George H. Homes 


M 


4 


6 


14 


South Boston 


Scarlet Fever 


9 


Williaui Heebener 


M 


2 


6 




Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


10 


John Gray 


M 


1 


6 




Dorchester 


Apoplexy 


11 


E. H. Woodworth 


F 


3 


11 




South Boston 


Typhus Fever 


14 


Ann E. Rich 


F 


5 


6 


12 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


17 


James Quigley 


M 


6 






Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


17 


Lucy Porter 


F 


4 


7 


21 


Dedham 


Scarlet Fever 


17 


Almira J. Balkam 


F 


7 


4 




Dorchestor 


Scarlet Fever 


17 


Honora Laffey 


F 


16 






Ireland 


Consumption 


19 


Arthur WUkins 


M 


1 


6 




Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


22 


Mary Furnace 


F 


61 


1 




N. Hampshire 


Palsy 



41 











Age. 








Date 


NAMES. 










Place of Birth. 




of 








Disease. 


Death. 




•A 


tn 


o 


S, 










^ 


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g 


a 






May 23 


Thos. M. Vinson, Jr. 


M 


5 




3 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


24 


Ellen J. Mclntire 


F 


1 


2 




Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


2S 


Eliza Glover 


F 


3 


2 




Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


28 


Edward F. Jones 


M 


3 


3 


20 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


Jun. 5 


Nancy Field 


F 


59 






Dorchester 


Consumption 


11 


Susan H. Mcintosh 


F 


37 


4 




Dorchester • 


Infl. of Stomach 


7 


^yilliam F. Temple 


M 


1 


7 


23 


Dorchester 


Tumor 


12 


C. F. Humphrey 


F 


53 






Hingham 


Suicide 


12 


Hannah Burns 


F 


3 


2 




Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


16 


William Hart, Jr. 


M 


3 


5 




Scotland 


Scarlet Fever 


17 


Frank M. Stearns 


M 


3 


4 




Dorchester 


Scai-let Fever 


17 


Thos. L. T. "W'hiton 


M 


4 


9 


11 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


22 


Esther C. Whiton 


F 


8 


9 


5 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


July 2 


Nathaniel Farratt 


M 


53 






Boston 


Infl. of Bladder 


2 


Jacob H. Crane 


M 


24 


6 


a 


Boston 


Consumption 


4 


H. E. Hutchinson 


M 


9 






Charlestown 


Killed by Cars 


7 


John P. Cotton, Jr. 


M 


11 


10 


20 


Wolf boro' N.H. 


Drowned 


7 


F. S. Strangman 


M 




10 


3 


Derry, N.H. 


Scarlet Fever 


10 


Eunice P. Goodhue 


F 


2 


6 




Dorchester 


Dysentery 


11 


Humphrey 


F 






3 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


14 


Emily A. Skinner 


F 


2 






Charlestown 


Infl. of Brain. 


15 


Matthew Kennedy 


M 


40 






Ii-eland 


Consumption 


18 


Betsy Humphi'eys 


F 






7 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


23 


Susannah Bent 


F 


84 






Milton 


Old Age. 


23 


Thomas Murray 


M 


45 






Ireland 


Intemperance 


29 


Mary A. L. Fries 


F 


27 






Scotland 


Puerperal Fever 


31 


EUza C. Katen 


F 


4 


8 




Dorchester 


Measles 


Aug. 


Daniel Quigley 


M 


1 






Princeton 


Measles 


6 


Lucy Gushing 


F 


68 




7 


Dorchester 


Old Age 


7 


Rebecca Preston 


F 


85 






Roxbury 


Old Age 


7 


Thos. M. Greenwood 


M 




8 


4 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantimi 


9 


Maiy E. Gardner 


F 


15 


6 




Dorchester 


Consumption 


9 


Mary Welsh 


F 


28 






Ireland 


Child-birth 


9 


AVulf Fries 


M 






19 


Dorchester 


Infl. of Bi-ain 


10 


Arthui- Ewell 


M 




8 


11 


Dorchester 


Teething 


12 


Thos. J. Vinton, Jr. 


M 


32 




27 


Boston 


Drowned 


12 


John Magovern, Jr. 


M 






2 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


12 


Matthew White 


M 


40 






Ireland 


Sun-stroke 


15 


Herbert J. Hersey 


M 


1 




15 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


16 


Daniel L. Gibbens 


M 


66 


9 




Boston 


Bronchitis 


21 


Edwin L. Congan 


M 




10 




Boston 


Cholera Infantum- 


22 


John Hill 


M 


43 






Ireland 


Isthmus Fever 


24 


James M. HUdreth 


M 


9 


5 




Dorchester 


Infl. of Brain 


25 


Eleanor Stetson 


F 


1 


8 




Dorchester 


Diarrhoea 


25 


Michael J. Barnett 


M 


19 






Boston 


Consumption 


28 


Samuel J. Kohr 


M 




1 


7 


Dorchester 


Dysentery 


29 


James Brannan 


M 


1 






Ireland 


Measles 


30 


Lydia A. Hall 


P 


1 


7 


20 


Dorchester 


Teething 


31 


Catharine Onion 


F 


83 


7 




Massachusetts 


Old Age 


31 


Catharine Quigley 


F 


8 






Dorchester- 


Measles 


Sep. 1 


Geo. W. Houghton 


M 


2, 


6 




Dorchester 


Dysentery 


1 


Betsy Perry 


F 


82 






Barre 


Dysentery 


2 


Sarah W. Rice 


F 


25 






Boston 


Infl. of Bowels 


2 


Mary J. Katen 


F 


1 




14 


Dorchester 


Measles 


2 


Adeline M. Leavitt 


F 




7 


20 


Dorchester 


Dysentery 


3 


Mary McGloshan 


F 


29 






Scotland 


Infl. of Lungs 


4 


Mary C. Upham 


F 


3 


9 


10 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


6 


Ann M. Foster 


F 


2 


1 


18 


Dorchester 


Dysentery 


9 


Josephine Knox 


F 




8 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


10 


Parker H. GaUop 


M 


21 




1 Guilford, Vt. 


Typhus Fever 


11 


A. Bressney 


F 






2 


Dorchester 


Convulsions 


11 


Eleanor S. May 


F 


24 




6 


Boston 


Child-birth 


12 


Robert W. Perrin 


M 


1 


8 




Dorchester 


Marasmus 


15 


Ada Whittridge 


F 


1 


7 




Dorchester 


Dysentery 



6 



42 



Date 


NAMES. 




Age. 


Place of Birth. 




of 






, 


Disease. 


Death. 




X 


T 


o 




1 








o 
02 


H 


s 


ft 






Sep. 15 


Frank Kelly 


M 


1 


1 




Dorchester 


Convulsions 


18 


Ellen Qviigley 


F 


3 


3 




Dorchester 


Measles 


19 


Isaac W. King 


M 


2 






Dorchester 


Dysentery 


20 


Henry ■\V. Stevens 


M 




9 


2 


Dorchester 


Teething 


21 


William H. Farniim 


M 




3 


5 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


22 


Matilda E. Pierce 


F 


24 






Boston 


Consumption 


23 


Albert W. Gallop 


M 


23 






Guilford, Vt. 


Sun Stroke 


23 


Rachel J. Taverua 


F 




7 




Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


28 


Gustav. Groenevelt 


M 




1 


19 


Dorchester 


Erysipelas 


30 


Elizabeth Minot 


F 


79 


5 




Scituate 


Dysentery 


30 


Catharine Schaefer 


F 


40 






Germany 


Consumption 


30 


Maiy A. Blank 


F 




3 




Dorchester 


Whooping Cough 


Oct. 3 


Frances L. Bacon 


F 


76 


11 


11 


Suttou 


Old Age 


5 


Samuel L. Wilder 


M 


10 






Dorchester 


Convulsions 


1 


Mary C. Withington 


F 




9 




Dorchester 


Dysentery 


8 


Adora Glennen 


F 


28 


^ 




Ireland 


Disease of Heart 


9 


Eleazer Baker 


M 


69 






Dorchester 


Old Age 


14 


Jonathan Childs 


M 


39 






Watertowu 


, Consumption 


14 


Teresa Sense 


F 


1 


6 




Dorchester 


Diarrlirea 


16 


Theresa Tapp 


F 








Germany 


Consumption 


J8 


Robert M. Fish 


M 


4 






Colraine 


Typh!oid Fever 


22 


Abigail Withington 


F 


76 






Reading 


Consumption 


22 


Louisa Kloppenbers 


F 


1 


2 


15 


Dorchester 


Dropsy on Brain 


:27 


Jane TUeston 


F 


78 






Dorchester 


Old Age 


29 


John Murphy 


M 


22 






Ireland 


Consumption 


31 


Luther Gates 


M 


53 






Hubbardston 


Consumption 


31 


Lydia B. Eldridge 


F 


21 


4 




Watertov,'!! 


Child-birth 


2*ov. 12 


James Young 


M 


53 






Ireland 


Consumption 


13 


Richard Hayner 


M 


66 






Ireland 


Old Age 


15 


*An unknown man 














17 


John Capen 


M 


88 






Dorchester 


Old Age 


17 


Belinda Thompson 


F 


42 






Ireland 


Consumption 


18 


Mary R. Curtis 


F 


38 






Boston 


Consumption 


19 


Clarissa Richardson 


F 


40 






Dorchester 


Cancer 


21 


Bryan Keegan 


M 


58 






Ireland 


Typhoid Fever 


25 


Micah Humphrey ,Jr. 


M 


28 


8 


18 


Hingham 


Drowned 


27 


Daniel Craig 


M 


43 






Henniker, N.H. 


Intemperance 


28 


Elizabeth Albright 


F 


3 


2 


15 


Dorchester 


Dropsy on Brain 


Dec. 1 


Lucy Yendell 


F 


21 


4 


20 


Boston 


Apoplexy 


3 


Caleb F. Craig 


M 


3 


4 




Dorchester 


Pneumonia 


5 


Susan G. Callender 


F 


3 


10 


13 


Boston 


Scarlet Fever 


6 


Sarah A. G. Vose 


F 


53 


2 




Dorchester 


Palsy 


6 


Edwin B. Crane 


M 


3 


1 


13 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


10 


Martha A. Earl 


F 


40 






Portsm'th, N. h. 


Consumption 


10 


Eunice G. Richards 


F 


33 


9 




Princeton 


Consumption 


11 


John Talbot 


M 


70 






Biilton 


Convulsions 


11 


Lydia R. Rogers 


F 


80 


10 




Boston 


Old Age 


11 


Elizabeth Bent 


F 


71 






Boston 


Consumption 


11 


Clotilda E. Fisher 


F 


43 






Boston 


Typhoid Fever 


22 


Ellen Hall 


P 






7 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


23 


Abigail Bailey 


F 


86 






Soituate 


Old Age 


29 


Augustus T. Chemin 


M 


4 






South Boston 


Croup 


29 


James Regan 


M 


3 






Dorchester 


Whooping Cough 


31 


Anna R. Stearns 


F 


1 


2 1 


Dorchester 


Whooping Cough 



Supposed age, 30. Drowned in a manner unknown to the jury. 



I 



43 



The Ages of the Deceased were — 



Under 1 year . 

1 to 2 years 

2 to 5 years 
5 lo 10 years 

10 to 15 years 
15 to 20 years 
20 to SO years 
30 to 40 years 



32 

19 

31 

9 

2 

4 

on 


40 lo 50 years 
50 to 60 years 
60 to 70 years 
70 to 80 years 
80 to 90 years 
90 and upwards 


10 





11 

10 
9 

7 
9 
1 



174 



The Deaths were — In the Month of 



January 13 April 10 July 13 

February 12 May 18 August 24 

March 7 June 9 September 25 



Their Diseases were — 



October 15 
November 11 
December 17 



174 



Apoplexy 3 

Bronchitis 3 

Cancer .1 

Childbirth 5 

Cholera Infantum ... 5 

Croup . - 4 

Convulsions 5 

Consumption 27 

Disease of Brain .... 1 
Disease of Heart .... 2 

Diarrhoea 2 

Dysentery 10 

Dropsy 1 

Dropsy on the Brain ... 3 

Drowned 5 

Erysipelas 2 

Fever 1 

" Typhus 2 

" Typhoid .... 3 

" Scarlet 25 

'•' Puei-peral . . . . 1 
Infantile 6 



Inflammation of Bladder . 1 

" of Bowels .. . 2 ■ 

" of Brain . . 6 

'■ of Stomach . 1 

Insanity 1 

Intemperance 2 

Marasmus 1 

Measles 6 

Old Age 12 

Paralysis 4 

Pleurisy .1 

Pneumonia . . . . . . 4 

Perforation of Gall Bladder 1 

Run over by Cars ... 1 

Scrofula 1 

Sun Stroke 2 



Suicide . . . 
Teething . . 
Tumor . . . 
Whooping Cough 



1 

6 
1 
3 



174 



44 



Their Places oj Nativity were — 

Dorchester, A mer. parentage 61 Ireland .19* 

" foreign parentage 25 England and Scotland . . 6 

Other towns in Massachusetts 49 Germany 2 

Other States 10 Nova Scotia 2 

Population of Dorchester in 1853—8787. 174- 

Rate of Mortality. 

The deaths were to the living — 

1848 one in 91 . 

1849 " 54 * 

1850 « 117 

1851 " 58 
' 1852 " 62 

1853 . " 50^ 

Average rate for six years, one in 56. 

Average Rate for Four Years — 1849, '50, '51 and '521 

In the County of Suffolk, one in 36. 

In the seven other sea-coast counties, one in 60. 

In the five western counties, one in 57. 

In the whole State, excluding Suffolk, one in 59.. 

In the whole State, one in 54. 

In the county of Norfolk, one in 62- 

In Dorchester, one in 66..