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THE 



SEYENTEENTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



EISTAJfGES 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER, 



FOE THE 



Year ending February 1, 1855, 



BOSTON : 

PRINTED BY DAVID CLAPP, 

Over 184 Washington Street. 

1855. 



ELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



The undersigned, as Selectmen, Overseers of the 
Poor, and Surveyors of Highways, respectfully sub- 
mit the following Report, showing the Receipts and 
Expenditm-es of the Town for the year 1854-55, 
ending January 31st, 1855, being the Seventeenth of 
the series of Reports of the Receipts and Expendi- 
tures of the Town. 

The amount of money received from various 
sources, as will appear in the report of the Auditors, 
is 153,253 69. 

The amount expended will appear under the vari- 
ous heads. 

ALMS HOUSE. 

The number of inmates on the first of February, 
1854, was 34. During the year 32 have been admit- 
ed ; 41 have been discharged, and 5 have died — leav- 
ing 20 on the first day of February, 1855. In addi- 
tion to the above, many transient or travelling pau- 
pers have been assisted from time to time. During 
the past year many of the State paupers have been re- 



moved to the State Alms House, which has somewhat 
lessened our expenses. Still, the Town is obliged to 
afford aid to such as become sick, and are unable to 
be removed; and this, together with the fact that 
many of the present inmates of the Alms House are 
aged and very iniirm, will account for the amount 
paid for medical attendance. The Institution remains 
under the care of the same Superintendent. It is 
well cared for, and all its inmates are as comfortable 
as their situation will allow. 

In consequence of the peculiarly hard times, and 
high price of fuel and provision during the present 
season, we have been called on frequently to afford 
aid to persons out of the Alms House ; and this item 
of expense has been considerably enhanced by several 
cases of small-pox, which the Overseers were obliged 
to provide for. 

The number of persons in the Lunatic Hospital is 
the same as last year. 

HIGHWAYS. 

For a report of labor performed on Highways, we 
would refer to the Table and to the Highway Expen- 
diture. 

STREETS. 

Within the past year, FkankLIn Street, leading 
from Cottage Street to the City of Roxbmy, has been 
adjudicated upon by the County Commissioners. 

In connection with the city government of Roxbury, 
we have built a permanent stone bridge over the 



brook forming the division line between the town and 
city, at a cost of six hundred and forty dollars, which 
will appear under the head of Incidental Expenses. 
It will be necessary to gravel the street and to put 
up a railing the present year. 



NeiD Street from Lower Mills to Back Street. 

We contracted to have this Road completed on 
the first of July last. It is in part completed ; but 
owing to a difficulty between our contractor and a 
contractor of the Boston & New York Central Rail- 
road Co., a small portion of the work remains to be 
finished, as also the Bridge over said Railroad. We 
have frequently urged that completion, and have as 
frequently been promised that it should be done. 
Still it remains undone, to the great inconvenience of 
those of om- own citizens, and many others, for whose 
benefit the road was contemplated. This, together 
with the other crossings, was presented to the con- 
sideration of the Town at a late town meeting. We 
think, however, that the subject deserves further con- 
sideration. 

We would agaiu call the attention of the Town to 
the subject of establishing some definite boundaries 
of om" Streets, and would recommend that Commis- 
sioners be appointed for that purpose ; and we would 
also recommend that the Town accept the Act author- 
izing the Selectmen to fix and establish the gTade of 
any Street or Way, provided in the Supplement to 
Rev. Statutes, chap. 316, approved May 11, 1853. 



GRAVEL LAND. 

In compliance with a vote of the Town authorizing 
the Selectmen to purchase Gravel Land, we have pro- 
cured a lot on Myrtle Street, for which we paid the 
sum of $3,688 64. Its location is central, and it will 
furnish gravel of the best quality for the north and 
easterly portions of the Town for many years— ^to- 
wards the payment of which we have used cash on 
hand belonging to the School Fund, amomiting to 
$3,440 20 ; and we would recommend to the Town 
to procure a loan for the amount thus expended. 

POLICE AND NIGHT WATCH. 

Dm-ing the past year om- population was much in- 
creased by the construction of a railroad through the 
entire length of the Town. To preserve quiet and 
good order, we did, on petition of a large number of 
our citizens, and in compliance with a vote of the 
Town authorizing us, considerably increase our police 
and watchmen ; and although some outrages have been 
conimitted, still we think many have been prevented. 
On several occasions this force has been called out 
by day to maintain order at several public gather- 
ings. They have always been prompt, and have un- 
doubtedly been the means of preserving the Town 
from scenes of turmoil and riot ; and although an ex* 
pense is incurred, we think the peculiar state of the 
times require its maintenance ; and if there is truth in 
the maxim, that " Prevention is better than em'e," wc 
think the number of police had better be increased 
than diminished. 



In concluding oiu' Report, we would take the op- 
portunity to say, that while we feel grateful to the 
citizens of the Town for the confidence they have 
reposed in us for so many years, we would respect- 
fully decline being candidates for reelection at the 
next March meeting. 

OLIVER HALL, 

WILLIAM TOLMAN, ^If'-Kr"?' 

ROBERT VOSE, 



Dorchester, February 1, 1855. 



8 



TABLE 

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



STEEETS. 


CO <U 




"3 

■a H 
-SO 


o 13 
w S 

•a oQ 
o S 




, o 
o -B 


d 2 


d 


6 ^ 
^5 


Adams Street, . . . 


385 


197^ 


114J 


1308 


Back Street, . . . 




49 


26 


13 


196 


Boston Street, . 




219 


128 


92 


729 


Bowdoin Street, 




21 


12 


6 


30 


Centre Street, . . 




33 


18 


12 


94 


Columbia Street, . 




16 


4 


4 


73 


Commercial Street, 




139 


62 


59 


809 


Hancock Street, 




52 


25 


19 


205 


Harvard Street, . 




58 


32 


16 


240 


Jamaica Street, . 




83 


40 


20 


371 


Linden Street, . 




142 


73 


62 


617 


Madison Street, 




35 


14 


7 


138 


Minot Street, . 




27 








Neponset Street, 




60 


28 


10 


118 


Eiver Street, 




149 


95 


49 


475 


Sanford Street, . 




69 


36 


18 


140 


School Street, . 




8 


2 


2 


10 


Stoughton Street, 




6 


4 


4 


42 


Sumner Street, . 




86 


24 


21 


236 


Dorchester Avenue 




818 


344 


267 


3682 


Washington Street, 


199 


120 


60 


514 


Myrtle Street, . , . 


56 


33 


25 


290 




2,660 


1,317 


8S0J 


10,307 



In addition to the above, 882 loads of gravel were put on 
to Walnut Street, from Neponset Turnpike to Port Norfolk, 
by special contract with Mr. Desha, and charged in High- 
way Account. Also 60 days' labor have been performed 
in laying and relaying, in diflferent parts of the Town, some 
ten or twelve culverts. 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 



SCHOOLS. 

High School — Gibson Street. 

Paid Wm. J. Rolfe, for teaching 
Mary J. Coburn, " 

Lucy E. Shepard, " 

Wm. J. Rolfe, books, stationery, &c. 
Preston & Curtis, coal and housing 
Edward Preston, coal and housing 
Charles F. Preston & Co., coal and housing 
John P. Spooner, cords 
Aaron D. Capen, forest trees 
S. P. Blake, loam 
J. W. Foster, making fires and sweeping school 

house 
Stacy & Crowell, carting 
Wm. G. Shattuck, desks and seats 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 
Thomas Hollis, stone 
John J. Clapp, use of wagon 
Patrick McElroy, charcoal 
E. Robinson, keys 
L. F. & Chas. H. Pierce, labor 
Edward Whalan, labor 
David Prouty & Co., furnace 
Asa Davenport, stock and labor 
D. Brewer & Son, stationery 
Increase S. Smith, paid for labor 

making fires and sweeping 
J. W. Foster, setting glass 

$2,278 20 
2 



$1,225 00 


475 00 


70 00 


55 60 


12 00 


94 64 


52 08 


75 


21 00 


10 00 


55 32 


4 93 


84 50 


4 69 


8 00 


100 


10 33 


4 00 


6 25 


2 00 


58 50 


181 


60 


3 58 


15 00 


162 



10 



Everett School — Sumner Street. 

Paid Elwell Woodbury, for teaching 
Jonathan Battles, Jr., for teaching- 
Eliza O. Pearson, " 
Sarah R. Pearson, " 
Mary F. Gleason, " 
Julia M. Pratt, " 
Jonathan Battles, Jr., stationery 

making fires and sweeping 
Jacob Davis, mason work 
E. 0. Pearson, making fires and sweeping 
S. R, Pearson, ink 
Stephen Gulliver, digging well 

stock and labor 
A. B. Wilton, repairing pumps 
James McElroy, charcoal 
Elbridge Gerry, repairs 
Charles F. Preston & Co., coal 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove work 



$134 62 


640 00 


200 00 


187 50 


100 00 


91 67 


4 48 


27 22 


4 00 


5 75 


50 


100 29 


24 50 


14 50 


8 33 


100 


109 80 


15 75 



$1,669 91 



Mather School — Meeting-Hoitse Hill. 

Paid John Kneeland, for teaching $519 44 

Benjamin F. Brown, " 241 68 

Mary Pearson, " 287 50 

Mary M Smith, " 281 25 

Betsey Hooper, " 258 25 

John Kneeland, stationery 5 18 

making fires and cleaning 18 95 

Mary Pearson, stationery 7 95 

Mary M. Smith, " 1 59 

Betsey Hooper, " 50 

J. R, Barnes, setting glass 4 13 

James McElroy, charcoal 6 67 

James McGoveran, cleaning 11 00 

B. F. Brown, books and ink 2 93 

Elbridge Gerry, repairs 50 

Isaac S, Lucas, making fires 7 77 

Charles F. Preston & Co., coal 91 50 

J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove work 19 14 



It 

Paid D. Brewer & Son, 1 bell 46 

J. R. Barnes, setting glass 2 97 



$1,769 36 



Adams School — Adams Street. 

Paid Francis B, Snow, for teaching $775 00 

Ann Tolman, " 287 50 

Kate W. To^vne, « 281 25 

Francis B. Snow, making fires and sweeping 21 84 
setting glass, 33 ; water, 2,50 ; stationery, 8,65 11 48 

Kate W. To\vne, cleaning clock 1 00 

Charles F. Preston & Co., coal 23 12 

Edward Preston, coal 74 33 

William Pope, Jr., lumber 7 67 

Henry Crane, smith work ] 63 

Isaac V/. Follansbee, repairs 3 00 

Harvey Howe, desks, 3,50; repairs, 1,75 5 25 

Ebenezer Pope, making fires 11 50 

John P. Cotton, pump 28 00 

J. R. Barnes, labor and stock 7 97 

Michael Quigley, cleaning 7 00 

Isaac Field & Co., brushes and pails 3 51 

Patrick McElroy, charcoal 8 00 

J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove work 22 66 

Albert D. Swan, freight 50 



$1,582 21 



Gibson School — School Street. 

Paid Robert Vose, Jr., for teaching $775 00 

Lucy P. Tolman, " 287 50 

Mary E. Tolman, « 262 50 

Robert Vose, Jr., making fires 12 75 

sweeping and cleaning 9 25 

sifting coal, 1,00; shavings, 1,00 2 00 

3 doz. inkstands, 6,00 ; curtains, 2,00 8 00 

/ covering desk, 1,00; repairs, 2,00 3 00 

Lucy P. Tolman, cleaning 1 75 

Jacob Burgess, setting glass 2 25 

Isaac W. Follansbee, stock and labor 6 50 



12 



Paid Preston & Curtis, coal 
Edward Preston, coal 
William Jordan, repairs 
R. Gleason & Sons, brushes, brooms, &c. 
Michael Quig-ley, cleaning 
Thomas W. Capen, thermometer 

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



39 90 


97 67 


4 50 


5 18 


4 00 


125 


2 78 


23 01 



$1,547 79 



W1NTHE.0P School — River Street. 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching 
Mary F. Temple, " 
E. J. Stetson, " 

S. R. Childs, 
Sophia A. Clapp, " 
Isaac Swan, making fires and cleaning 

coal, 2,25 ; stationery, 2,05 
E. J. Stetson, clock 

John J. Clapp, use of horse and Avagon 
John P. Spooner, curtains, &c, 
Asaph Churchill, cleaning 
Daniel McGoveran, making fires 
Henry Crane, smith work 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 
Samuel H. Dyer, Jr., making fires 
J. & A. Pope, labor and stock 
Edward Preston, coal 
Robert F. Tolman, soap and sand 
William Glover, cleaning clock 
D. Brewer & Son, furniture 
S. Jenkins, labor 
G. W. B. Dalton, making fires 



$775 00 


189 42 


28125 


258 25 


9183 


7 27 


4 30 


3 00 


150 


3 49 


5 00 


6 50 


75 


2 88 


2 00 


7 93 


88 20 


54 


1 00 


15 14 


3 03 


12 00 



$1,760 28 



Norfolk School — Norfolk Street. 

Paid Elbridge G. Emery, for teaching $775 00 

Martha A. Baker, " 287 50 

Mary J. Pope, " 258 24 



13 



Paid E. G. Emery, ink and stationery 
Martha A. Baker, sweeping 
Mar)^ J. Pope, books 
Preston &; Curtis, coal 
Edward Preston, coal 
John P. Spooner, paid Charles Tileston 
B. F. Willey, labor 
James Tolman, repairs 
Charles Tileston, stove work 
William Clark, labor and stock 
William Glover, cleaning clock 
D. Brewer & Son, glass 



3 29 


62 


82 


26 60 


73 20 


4 80 


1 00 


2 50 


7 60 


7 00 


1 25 


50 



$1,449 92 



Washingtoim School — Washington Village 

Paid Charles F. Patch, for teaching 
James Sumner, " 

E. F. Hovey, " 

A. M. Sheldon, 
Ellen L. Ashcroft, " 

Charles F. Patch, making fires and cleaning 
James Sumner, making fires, sweeping, sta 

tioner)^, brushes, ink, &c. 
H. M. Goodwin, stock and labor 
Charles F. Preston & Co., coal 
Chilson & Co., furnace work 
James McElroy, charcoal 
D. Brewer & Son, mats 
A. D. Swan, freight 



Eliot School — Adams Street. 

Paid Almira French, for teaching 
Mary S. Stone, " 

Thomas F. Temple, sweeping and making fires 
D. McGoveran, labor 
Charles Tileston, zinc 
Henry Crane, labor 
H. D. Buck, charcoal 
John P. Spooner, cleaning 



$175 00 


600 00 


28125 


281 25 


258 25 


10 36 


37 01 


49 33 


156 66 


28 00 


8 33 


2 40 


150 


$1,889 84 


$287 50 


28125 


11 75 


50 


14 


175 


3 52 


150 



14 

Paid Edward Preston, coal 

William Glover, cleaning clock 
Robert F. Tolman, soap and sand 
Connoughton and Quigley, labor 
Edward Whalen, labor 
Joseph E. Mclntire, labor 
D. Brewer & Son, furniture 
G. W. B. Dalton, making fires 



Butler School — River Street. 

Paid Maria Crane, for teaching 

curtains, making fires and sweeping 
books and stationery 

Edward Preston, coal 

Elihu Greenwood, sweeping, cleaning and 
making fires 

D. Brewer & Son, lock 



64 05 


1 75 


50 


6 00 


16 00 


3 50 


12 19 


10 00 


$701 90 


$300 00 


6 50 


1 63 


18 30 


1100 


125 



$338 68 



Neponset School — Neponset Village. 

Paid Ann E. Crane, for teaching $281 25 

Lucy J. Davis, " 

cleaning, 3,25 ; books, 47 
Ann E. Crane, cleaning 
Preston & Curtis, coal 
George Brown, coal sifter 
John P, Cotton, pump 
Samuel Templeman, making fires 
Henry C. Robinson, sweeping 
H, W. Blanchard, repairs 
Dennis Dovonan, charcoal 
Rowland & Harding, books and pail 
James Connoughton, labor 
Otis Baird, stove work 
Thomas W. Capen, cleaning clock 
A. Cushman, setting glass 
L. F. & C. H. Pierce, mason work 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove work 

$733 15 



300 00 


3 72 


2 00 


3 75 


175 


34 00 


12 00 


8 00 


27 58 


10 80 


3 32 


5 00 


5 61 


150 


150 


14 75 


16 62 



15 



Maverick School — Commercial Street. 

Paid Mercy T. Snow, for teaching 
Charlotte W. To^\^le, 
M. T. Snow, sweeping and cleaning 

ink, 99 ; moving settees, 1,00 

books and chalk 
C. W. Towne, books 
James McKenney, making fires 
J. R. Barnes, labor and stock 
Charles F. Preston & Co., coal 
Wm. G. Shattuck, ink covers 
Harvey Howe, repairs 
James McElroy, charcoal 
Isaac Field & Co., brush, 33 ; pails, 76 
John C. Hildreth, making fires and sweeping 
Michael Quigley, labor 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove work 
A. D. Swan, freight 



BowDoiN School — Mount Bowdoin. 

Paid Harriet Wales, for teaching 
making fires and cleaning 
ink, 50; books, 75; repairs, 1,41 
Wm. G. Shattuck, furniture 
Charles F. Preston & Co., coal 
Matthew Doonican, labor 
Patrick McElroy, charcoal 
J. P. & C, P. Tolman, stove work 



$287 50 


281 25 


5 70 


1 99 


1 45 


1 02 


125 


5 60 


102 88 


84 


1 75 


5 00 


109 


18 00 


5 00 


3 80 


75 



S724 87 



$281 25 
8 40 

2 66 

3 25 
36 60 

8 00 
5 00 
1 00 

$346 16 



Stoughton School — Port Norfolk. 



Paid Mary O. Larkin, for teaching 
making fires and cleaning 
curtains 

Edward Preston, coal 

Howland & Harding, broom, &c. 

Hiram W. Blanchard, repairs 



$281 25 
9 25 
125 
4 50 
2 85 
1 75 



16 



Paid Dennis Dovonan, charcoal 
Otis Baird, stove work 



GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Paid Edmund J. Baker, for rent of land 
David Clapp, printing 
Peter Blake, dinners 
Sleeper & Rogers, advertising 
Baptist Society, rent of vestry- 
Methodist Society, rent of do. 
Wright & Hasty, printing 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., stationery 
Increase S. Smith, examining schools 
Richard Pike, " " 

Orin P. Bacon, examining schools, services as 
secretary school committee, cash paid post- 
age and horse hire 
Edmund Pope, his proportion of school money 
Charles Tileston, labor 
Moore & Crosby, printing 
George Sampson, collecting statistics 
Thomas W. Capen, care of Town Hall 
John Field, Jr., distributing reports 



6 00 
4 80 

$311 15 



5 40 00 

110 04 

62 00 

2 00 

100 00 

74 00 

28 00 

11 04 

25 00 

22 00 



84 52 
47 35 
75 
10 00 
40 00 
2 00 
10 00 

$668 70 



RECAPITULATION. 



High School 
Everett School 
Mather School 
Adams School 
Gibson School 
Winthrop School 
Norfolk School 
Washington School 
Eliot School 
Butler School 
Neponset School 
Maverick School 
Bowdoin School 
Stoughton School 
General School Expenses 



$2,278 20 

1,669 91 

1,769 36 

1,58221 

1,547 79 

1,760 28 

1,449 92 

1,889 34 

70190 

338 68 

733 15 

724 87 

346 16 

311 15 

668 70 



-$17,771 62 



17 



Cr. 

Appropriation $16,500 00 

Income of Gibson School Fund 564 26 

Stougliton " " 238 12 

State " " 431 52 

Cash received of Dr. J. P. Spooner 5 00 



$17,738 90 
Add to Mather School A. Davenport's 

account 21 70 

Expended over Appropr. and Income 54 42 

$17,815 02 



POOR IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Henry Atkins & Co., for goods 277 43 

Daniel Coney, labor 20 00 

A. & J. H. Sumner, provisions 267 36 

Theodore Keen, labor 80 00 

John Keen and wife, one year's services 500 00 

paid for removing State Paupers 20 03 

paid for clothing 4 50 

A. & J. H. Upham, flour and groceries 255 57 

James P. Flood, harness work 10 33 

Charles S. Drury, provisions 21 53 

Jacob N. Wate, butter 1 30 

Humphrey & Tisdale, butter and cheese 2 00 

Almon Humphrey, butter and cheese 30 19 

D. Prouty & Co., stove work, tools and seeds 56 75 
H. L. Goodale, provisions 9 31 
Ellen Rotch, labor 9 57 
David Collins, swine 19 42 
Jesse Simpson, cow and calf 34 00 
Elijah Withington, cow and calf 37 00 
Samuel Knox, labor 15 00 
Lewis G. Hersey, groceries 93 22 
William Smith, potatoes . 29 07 
Mary L. Barry, labor 15 75 
Benjamin Cushing, M.D., medical attendance 526 00 
Peter Blake, fish and provisions 76 52 

E. W. Robinson, cabbages 1 75 

F. & J. Farrington, grain and meal 132 12 
Abner Curtis, difference in oxen 21 00 

3 



18 

Paid William Davenport, funeral expenses 8 00 

Ebenezer Eaton, auctioneer, wood 85 12 

Hannah Murray, labor 8 00 

John C. Hewins, smith work 30 00 

Kelton & Bird, provisions 156 96 

Charles F. Preston & Co., coal and lime 56 41 

R. Gleason & Sons, domestic goods 75 61 

Hezekiah Park, stock and painting 6 75 

Hall & Chessman, vegetables 12 91 

Watts & Aldrich, butter and cheese 6 12 

Diantha Edgerly, labor 36 00 

Charles A. Upham, wheelwright work 33 57 

Henry Clapp, straw 30 02 

John Preston & Sons, chocolate 31 74 

Houghton & Brigham, ice 6 50 

John P, Cotton, repairing pump 50 

King, Dexter & Co., paint stock 12 89 

Charles J. Sumner, tin-work 9 68 

William Pope, Jr., lumber 13 34 

Andrew Glover, groceries 38 38 

Silas W. Leonard, shoe work 13 73 

M. Albert, shoe work 5 13 

Thomas Payson, for milk 2 16 

Lewis Leeds, one cow 40 00 

Oliver Hall, cash to paupers 2 91 

varnish, 3 00 ; brush, 38 3 38 





$3,292 53 


Cr. 




By Amount of State Pauper account 


202 03 


sale of pears, 87 00 ; salt grass, 50 00 


137 00 


" 3 cows, 102 00 ; 2 calves, 12 00 


114 00 


" 1 pair oxen 


133 00 


pasturing, 21,84 ; oak timber, 2,50 


24 34 


team work, 15,50; old iron, 8,12 


23 62 


board of sundry persons 


350 65 


from town of Berkley 


20 00 


from West Roxbury 


10 12 


sale of pork 


36 18 


Appropriation 


2,000 00 




Q 0^0 Qi 







Expended over $241 59 



19 



POOR OUT OF ALMS HOUSE. 



Paid Oliver Hall, for cash paid to sundry- 


persons 


67 75 


William Tolman, " ' 


( 


77 50 


Robert Vose, «' ' 


i 


147 30 


City of Boston 




68 63 


R. M. Todd 




131 76 


Asa Wjrman & Son 




10 25 


Preston & Curtis 




5175 


Lewis G. Hersey 




2 00 


A. & J. H. Upham 




2 19 


Charles F. Preston & Co. 




106 75 


Town of Middleboro' 




13 17 


Town of Wrentham 




39 00 


Robert F. Tolman 




19 00 


Isaac Field & Co, 




10 00 


Henry Clark, Jr. & Co. 




17 98 


Tyla A. Cornell 




16 00 


William Davenport 




7 00 


Thomas Russel 




3 83 


Enoch Fenno 




3 42 


Edward Jarvis 




5 00 




800 28 


Less unexpended 




4 22 




$804 50 


Cr. 






By cash from town of Ware 


4 50 




Appropriation 


800 00 






rAL. 


$804 50 


LUNATICS IN HOSPr 




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


for board 




and clothing of sundry persons 




303 21 


G. S. Choate, do. do. 




78 80 




$382 01 


Less unexpended 




42 28 



424 29 



20 

Cr. 

By amount received from Mrs Floyd 

and others 124 29 

Appropriation 300 00 



HIGHWAYS. 



424 29 



Paid Jonathan Harod, labor 386 00 

use of horse and mending cart 73 83 

Henry Humphreys, Treasurer, gravel 19 08 

George A. Houghton, ex'g horse 125 00 

James Boyd & Son, harness work 8 00 

B. S. Wood, oak plank 13 8S 

E. W. Robinson, stone, and ploughing 4 85 

removing snow 10 00 

Whalen & Doody, removing snow 4 00 

Lawrence Brannon, labor 133 75 

Cornelius Linnehen, " 201 92 

Patrick Galliher, " 160 05 

John Gateley, " 135 83 

Daniel Hart, " 138 88 

Michael Feeley, " 142 13 

Thomas Coyle, " 195 61 

Cornelius Hickey, " 189 25 

Michael Quigley, " 172 10 

Thomas Cary, " 8 44 

John Cary, " 133 75 

Patrick Wall, " 143 23 

Ebenezer Wales, use of cart 8 75 

S. D. Bryant, harness work 39 00 

Wm. W. Allcott, fine feed 16 50 

D. Prouty & Co., 1 doz. shovels 12 00 

John Donnelly, labor 74 31 

Peter Connoughton, labor 133 17 

Peter McCormick, gravel 18 75 

O. T. Eogers, covering stone 4 83 

Gideon Hickok, horse 150 00 

Theodore Keen, labor ■ 100 00 

Edward Curtis, grain ' 1 1 80 

'Phomas Payson, removing snow 14 00 

gravel ■ 8 50 



21 



aid Michael Dolan, labor 


12 94 


Michael Downy, labor 


48 25 


William Hunt, hay 


15 49 


George Hunt, grain 


52 26 


James Edwards, labor 


12 00 


Thompson Barnes, labor 


5 00 


James Lewis, hay 


65 22 


Michael McDaniels, labor 


12 37 


Cyrus Balkam, wheelwright work 


65 45 


Aaron D. Capen, stone 


12 00 


Andrew Graham, labor 


24 75 


W. & D. Scanlin, labor 


1 68 


James Agin, labor 


39 37 


John C. Hewins, smith work 


75 91 


Edwin B. Bennett, 1 pair wheels 


18 00 


Martha Baker, gravel 


23 94 


F. & J. Farrington, grain 


293 54 


William B. Ellis, 1 horse 


35 00 


labor 


41 10 


Dorchester Turnpike Cor,, horse cart 


30 00 


Samuel B, Pierce, hay 


34 52 


George K. Gannett, grain 


86 88 


Edmund Fowler, gravel 


10 00 


Cornelius Desha, gravel and labor 


234 75 


Edward V. Munroe, smith work 


132 05 


J. P. Tolman, gravel 


39 70 


Thomas Durant, labor 


150 


Nathaniel Crane, removing snow 


8 50 


Henry Crane, smith work 


33 68 


Aaron D. Vose, hay 


15 38 


Thomas Tremlett, gravel 


127 92 


Oliver Davenport, smith work 


49 76 


John Preston, gravel 


3160 


Thomas Cunniff, labor 


18 12 


Joseph Pillsbury, labor 


9 62 


John Kelley, labor 


56 


William L. Carlton, hay 


33 26 


John A. Tucker, harness work 


10 38 


Edward Jarvis, paid labor 


2 00 


Patrick Dolan, labor 


22 50 


Lewis Howe, labor 


15 00 



4,793 II 



32 



Cr. 

By sale of 2 horses 182 15 

Cash of Wm. L. Carlton for labor 21 00 

Cash of Eobert C. Hooper 21 75 

Appropriation 4,000 00 

4,224 90 

Expended over $568 21 

Note. — On hand are three Horses, six Carts, and five 
Harnesses, belonging to the Highway Department. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Paid Edward Jones, as chief engineer 7 months 



James H. tJpham, 

S. H. Hebard, assistant 

Charles Hunt, " 

Geo. L. Fisher, " 

Robert White, " 

Fountain Engine Company 

Torrent " " 

Independence " 

Tiger " 

Edwin A. Smith, steward 

extra labor 
George L. Fisher, steward 

labor and horse hire 
Ralph Ware, steward 
David Ripley, " 
Calvin Bird, " 

labor on well 
Benjamin C. Bird, steward 
Henry Hart, steward 
Wm. Hall & Co., 59 keys 
Charles Tileston, stock and labor 
E. H. R. Ruggles, furniture 
Shelton & Cheever, repairs 
Edmund J. Baker, rent of land 
R. M. Todd, for coal 
Geo. Haynes & Sons, stock and labor 
Wm. Davenport, setting glass 



6J months 
1 year 
1 year 
1 year 
6 months 



35 00 
32 50 
15 00 
15 00 
15 00 

7 50 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 
100 00 

50 00 

2 00 

32 00 

8 25 
25 00 
50 00 
25 00 

100 
12 50 
50 00 

9 74 
32 48 
84 97 
66 33 
10 00 

90 

15 12 

25 



23 

Paid R. Gleason, &; Sons, goods 2 37 

Wm, Withington, refreshments 55 92 

E. B. Bennett, repairs 2 25 

John Q. A. Spear, labor and stock 15 50 

J. C. Robinson, repairs of engine 8 75 

Burchstead & Leavitt, repairs of engine 50 

Wm. Galligher, repairing lanterns 1 25 

George Ford, labor 50 

Hunneman & Co., repairs 133 39 

Pierce & Blarshall, labor and stock 4 13 

John C. Hewins, smith work 62 

B. F. Hebard, carting 2 38 

George Bridgham, lanterns 15 00 

Wm. Wendemuth, repairs 1 50 

Wm. Crowell, carting 5 00 

Minot Thayer, refreshments 20 00 

John Delano, smith work 5 00 

Charles Hunt, packing 50 

George L. Dennison, painting 6 37 

Wm. B. Douglass, labor and stock 3 00 

J. W. Sloan, repairs 10 00 

James Hersey, belt and strap 3 25 

George Brown, reflectors and lamps 3 37 

J. H. Shattuck, 7^ lbs. manilla ] 28 

Charles A. Upham, repairs 5 12 

John Field, Jr., labor and stock 3 87 

Charles Williams, labor 4 50 

Lewis P. Bird, stationery 4 25 

J. R. Barnes, stock and labor 6 48 

Edward Preston, coal 21 00 

Henry Clark, rent of land 12 00 

Henry Clark, Jr. & Co., refreshments 11 93 

Brewer & Son, lamps and oil 7 50 

A. & J. H. Upham, lamps and oil 17 90 

James Baker, labor . 1 50 

Charles J. Sumner, stove work 9 55 

Henr}'^ Crane, smith work 9 13 

John Stacy, carting 6 50 

Thomas Russell, refreshments 5 00 

Charles B. Hill, repairs 4 00 

Lewis G. Hersey, oil and sponge 6 35 

Wm. Tucker, axe handle 50 

John A. Tucker, stock and labor 4 38 



24 



Paid Rowland & Harding, oil and stationery 
Albert D. Swan, carting- 
Samuel Tileston, labor and stock 
J. T. Murphy, labor and stock 
Joel Capen, milk 
George C. Millett, use of horse 



Amount unexpended 
Appropriation 



4 69 


5 39 


2 50 


160 


84 


2 00 


1,455 85 


44 15 


$1,500 00 


$1,500 00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



Paid Oliver Hall, for services as Selectman, Over- 
seer of the Poor and Surveyor of Highways 



one year 


200 00 


William Tolman, do. do. do. 1 year 


200 00 


Robert Vose, do. do. do. 1 year 


200 00 


Eben Tolman, for services as Clerk 1 year 


100 00 


Charles Howe, Treasurer and Collector 1 year 


500 00 


Aaron D. Capen, Assessor 


114 00 


Harvey Howe, " 


114 00 


Wm. A. Gilbert, 


114 00 


Robert Richardson, " 


114 00 


Charles Howe, for assisting Assessors 


16 50 


Oliver Hall, as Assessor in 1853 


7 50 


William Tolman, " 


7 50 


Robert Vose, 


7 50 


Harvey Howe, Assistant Assessor in 1853 


3 00 


James H. Blake, " 


3 00 




$1,701 00 


Appropriation 


1,700 00 


Expended over 


$1 00 


BURIAL GROUNDS. 




Paid Patrick McDonald, for labor in North Burial 




Ground 


38 74 


James McGoveran " " 


7 50 


John Miley, " " 


17 81 



25 



Paid Wm. Davenport, for labor in 


North Burial 




Ground 




35 85 


Martin Haley, " 


<( 


14 06 


Jacob Davis, •' 


i< 


38 07 


Hezekiah Park, 


i( 


3 00 


Sam'l Littlefield, for labor in South Burial Ground 


156 00 


use of horse and cart 1 9 days 




23 75 


gravel, 6 64 ; manure, 6 00 




12 64 






347 42 


Amount unexpended 




52 58 



Appropriation $400 $400 00 



INCIDENTAL TOWN EXPENSES. 

Paid C C. P. Moody, for printing 
Wright & Hasty, " 

David Clapp, for printing 16th Annual Report 
Charles Walker, police and watchman 
Solomon H.Willis," " 

Seth Crane, " " 

John E. Jones, " " 

Edw. V. Munroe, " " 

Peter Blake, dinners for Assessors 

notifying and attending toMm meetings and 
police duty 

dinners and suppers for town officers 
Noah D. Allen, police 
Stillman Stone, " 

Thomas Moseley, services as surveyor 
J. P. & C. P. Toyman, stove work at town house 
Edmund J. Baker, services as surveyor 
Charles Breck, " " 

Edward Jones, distributing town documents, &c. 
Harvey Howe, " " " 

William Davenport, returning 130 deaths to 
town clerk 

ringing bell for town meetings 
Daniel Davenport, horse net 
Bryan Roony, labor 
Edward Pierce, preparing statistics 
4 



97 12 


74 97 


129 13 


364 00 


279 00 


374 00 


248 50 


19175 


120 00 


103 75 


43 75 


2 00 


7 00 


10 00 


6 62 


6 00 


13 50 


20 50 


6 00 


13 00 


2 00 


2 00 


1187 


8 25 



Paid Eben Tolman, surveying, distributing la\vs 

and copying plans 38 06 

collecting and recording births, deaths and 
marriages in 1853 

D. Brewer & Son, powder and fuse 
John Sargent, laying wall 
Thomas Durant, laying bridge 
Samuel S. Hebard, water cask 
S. H. Hebard, notifying town meetings 

police duty 
B. F. Hebard, freight of books 

police duty 
M. C. Goodliue, smith work 
Wm. A. Gilbert, stationery for assessors 
George H. French, damage to carriage 
Michael Whittemore, distributing envelopes 
Charles Ewell, railing 

repairs on Dorchester and Milton bridge 
George W. Tuckerman, police duty 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr , tax books and stationery 
Charles Howe, postage, stationery and storage 

of safe 
Enos Ford, recording deeds 
Thomas Campbell, use of cart 
R. Gleason & Sons, gravel and carting 
Thomas Lee, laying drains 
Phineas Goodwin, labor 
Henry Needham, police duty 
Nath'l Humphrey, " " 
Jesse Fowler, " " 

William Bird, " 

Thomas HoUis, stone 

E. L. Bird, funeral cars 
Samuel Downer, labor and stock on drain 
E, Badger & Son, covering stone 
Cram & Knights, building bridge and grading 

Franklin Street 
John P. Clapp, lumber for bridges and railing 
Thomas Austin, labor and paint 

police duty 
Sarell Gleason, police duty 
Samuel Williams, " " 
Hiram W. Blanchard, stock and labor 



83 15 


6 34 


75 42 


6 00 


100 


18 00 


14 25 


75 


14 00 


7 76 


1158 


23 75 


150 


56 00 


10 04 


129 41 


34 77 


8 40 


3 87 


100 


32 50 


74 18 


3 50 


2 00 


3 00 


3 00 


2 00 


50 00 


282 50 


2155 


54 60 


577 19 


99 23 


15 87 


6 00 


3 25 


2 00 


70 79 



27 



Paid Henry Beckwith, police duty- 
John Robie, notifying and attending town meet- 
ing and police duty 
George A. Hebard, police duty 
Enoch Fenno, " " 

Thomas W.^ Capen, setting glass, 2 locks and 
paper for town hall 

refreshments for assessors 

care of town hall, attending town meetings, 
and police duty 
Roberts & Farwell, advertising 
H. & C. O. Rogers, 
Hartford Davenport, stone and carting 
Asa Davenport, labor and stock 
J. R. Barnes, stock and labor 
Jonathan Bridgham, labor and gravel 
Samuel Pressey, damages 
Phillips & Moseley, iron 
William Pope, Jr., lumber 
Oliver Jenkins, stock and labor 
John H. Sumner, for gravel land 
Oliver Hall, preparing Report 

expenses to sundry towns and perambulating 
town lines, 12,00 ; paid for deed, 50 
William Tolman, preparing Report 

distributing documents 

returning 50 deaths, 5,00 ; ringing bell, 75 

expenses to Randolph 

lock and key for tomb 

use of horse and wagon 

for putting up stakes on new road 
Robert Vose, preparing Report 

perambulating town lines and use of horse 
and wagon 

postage for assessors and selectmen 
James G. Blake, 1 feather duster 
J. P. & C. P. Tolman, stove work 
Enos Ford, recording deeds 



5 00 



3100 


12 00 


29 00 


3 80 


4 50 


56 00 


15 00 


30 00 


11 00 


3 95 


33 29 


52 75 


250 00 


100 64 


47 07 


144 99 


3,688 64 


13 00 


12 50 


13 00 


27 00 


5 75 


2 50 


50 


9 00 


1 25 


13 00 


6 00 


7 57 


125 


8 12 


100 



8,622 99 
Expended on Dorchester Avenue, as per sheet 

annexed 1,539 43 



$10,162 42 



28 

Cr. 

By cash of John A. Haven for land 



on Granite Street 


50 00 




from sale of old funeral car 


12 50 




fines returned by Justices Courts 


13 00 




rent of land at Town House 


8 00 




0. Jenkins, for nails 


185 




Appropriation 


5,200 00 






$5,285 35 




Expended over 


4,877 07 






ctin i«o AH 




-INCIDEN' 


\.\JyA.\J¥i^ -XA^ 


TURNPIKE (DOR. AVENUE)- 


FAL. 


Paid E. V. Munroe, smith work 




64 52 


Jonathan Harod, labor 




40 00 


Michael Quigley, " 




37 87 


John Carey, " 




58 25 


Peter Connoughton, " 




62 37 


Cornelius Linnehen, " 




37 50 


Thomas Coyle, " 




36 25 


Patrick Wall, " 




33 75 


Cornelius Hickey, " 




36 25 


Daniel Hart, " 




114 99 


John Gateley, " 




113 75 


Patrick Galliher, " 




113 75 


Lawrence Brannon, " 




113 75 


Michael Feeley, " 




116 25 


Daniel Holland, " 




49 50 


Michael Holland, " 




19 50 


Matthew Doonican " 




8 00 


John Doonican, " 




18 25 


Patrick Dolan, " 




25 50 


Michael Dolan, 




14 00 


Patrick Doonican, " 




1 50 


Jeremiah Murphy, " 




17 50 


Theodore Keen, " 




120 00 


George K. Gannett, grain 




62 00 


John Donly, labor 




125 


Clark Pratt, hay 




20 01 


Martin Moran, labor 




3 00 



29 

Paid Lewis Howe, labor 30 00 

F. & J. Farrington, grain 133 96 

Andrew Glover, powder and fuse 36 21 

$1,539 43 



NEW STREET FROM LOWER MILLS TO BACK ST. 
Paid Maurice Sheehan 2,995 00 



Isaac S. Houghton 
Clement Sumner 


78 79 
5 00 


Less unexpended 


3,078 79 
121 21 


Appropriation 


$3,200 00 
$3,200 00 



NOTE AND INTEREST. 

Paid Mary Cushing's Note 1,600 00 

Interest on money borrowed as per special ap- 
propriation for School Houses 1,059 60 
Interest on money borrowed in anticipation of 

Taxes 1,016 87 



3,676 47 
Less unxpended 323 53 



$4,000 00 
Appropriation $4,000 00 



ABATEMENTS OF TAXES. 

Paid Charles Howe, on tax of 1853 74 85 

William Withington, do. 1854 1,059 09 



1,133 94 
Appropriation 800 00 



Expended over $333 94 



^30 



DEBT OF THE TOWN. 



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

Robert G. Living, Trustee 2,000 00 
" " Third Parish in Dorchester 500 00 



$10,500 00 



LOAN FOR HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. 

Treasurer's Notes to Robert Vose 2,000 00 

Treasurer's Notes to Mary Gushing 2,000 00 

" « Lusanna Tucker 1,000 00 

" " John Talbot 1,000 00 



- 6,000 00 
$16,500 00 



INVENTORY OF SCHOOL FUND. 

GIBSON SCHOOL FUND. 



Lyman Willard's Note and 


Mortgage 


503 00 


Charles Hunt's " 


(( 


428 12 


John Keen's " 


(( 


604 88 


Theodore L. Howe's " 


(( 


342 00 


(( U . (( 


(C 


213 75 


Alexatider Pope's " 


t( 


1,660 43 


George A. Houghton's " 


cc 


474 00 


Henry Jenkins's " 


l( 


464 31 


John Dolan's " 


l( 


50192 


United States Loan of 1842 




3,000 00 



$8,192 41 



STOUGHTON SCHOOL FUND. 



Twenty-three sh. State Bank Stock, parval. $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 



Amount of Gibson Fund brought forward 
Total School Fund 



2,880 00 
8,192 41 

$11,072 41 



31 

TOWN PROPERTY. 

Benjamin F. Glover's Note 75 00 

Amount due from Taxes of 1854 6,355 42 

Balance in the Treasury, Feb. 1, 1855 4,636 55 

11,066 97 

Deduct from the above amount the sum borrowed 

in anticipation of Taxes 8,750 00 



and the resources of the Treasiiry will be $2,316 97 

John A. Haven's Note and Mortgage $257 20 



TAXES. 

The amount of Taxes assessed on the Real and Personal 
Estates of the Town of Dorchester, for the year 1854, was 
as follows, viz. : 

Nurhber of Polls, 2,344. 

Value of Real Estate 6,615,400 

Value of Personal Estate 3,567,000 



Total $10,182,400 

State Tax 3,285 00 

County Tax 7,639 86 

Town Tax 40,400 00 

Overlayings 2,210 51 



Total Tax $53,535 37 

Rate, $4,90 per $1,000. 



3a 



TOTAL RECEIPTS Bro't Forward. 



Balance in the Treasury Feb. 


1, 1854 


2,204 52 


School Fund paid 




3,440 20 


For Schools 




17,738 90 


Poor in the Alms House 




3,050 94 


Poor out of the Alms House 




804 50 


Lunatics at Hospital 




424 29 


Highways 




4,224 90 


Fire Department 




1,500 00 


Town Officers 




1,700 00 


Burial Grounds 




400 00 


Abatements of Taxes 




800 00 


Note and Interest 




4,000 00 


New Street from Lower Mills to Back Street 


3,200 00 


Incidental Town Expenses 




5,285 35 


Balance for am'nt expended over 


Appropriatioi 


IS 4,480 09 




S53,253 69 



33 



JL\^JLJ3.JU JLlI^rA.J. .IIIXM O^^ JL. «^ JL&iJU 


!W«>9««JLJ1.V/ Li JL' VJ. W U.« 


For Schools 


*17,793 32 


Poor in the Alms House 


3,292 53 


Poor out of the Alms House 


800 28 


Lunatics at Hospital 


382 01 


Highways 


4,793 11 


Fire Department 


1,455 85 


Town Officers 


1,701 00 


Burial Grounds 


347 42 




10,162 42 


New Street from Lower Mills to 


Back Street 3,078 79 


Note and Interest 


3,676 47 


Abatements of Taxes 


1,133 94 



Total Expenses 48,617 14 

Balance in the Treasury Feb. -1, 1855, 4,636 55 



$53,253 69 



* In the total fooling of the School Account, page 16, the bill of A. Daven- 
port (see page 17) should have been included as part of the Mather School 
expense. 



34 



The Subscribers having examined the Treasurer's Ac- 
counts, hereby certify the same to have been correctly kept. 

His receipts for the year ending Jan. 31, 1855, were 
$53,253 69 ; and his payments duly vouched for, by orders 
drawn by the Selectmen, were $48,617 14. 

Balance in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1855, $4,636 55— as 
appears in the foregoing report. 

EDWARD JONES, 



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



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1854. 

Selectmen, Overseers of the Poor and Surveyors of High- 
ways. — Oliver Hall, William Tolman and Robert Vose. 

Assessors. — Aaron D. Capen, Harvey Howe, William A. 
Gilbert and Robert Richardson. 

Clerk. — Eben. Tolman. 

Treasurer. — Charles Howe. 

Collector. — William Withington. 

Representatives. — Gustavus E. Haynes & John Mears, Jr. 



39 



INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGE— 1854. 



FEMALES. 1 




BiKTH PLACES OF 


MALES 






Birth Places. 


Total. 


Dor- 
chester. 


United 

States. 


Br. 
Prov. 


Ire- 
land. 


Eng- 
land. 


Scot- 
land. 


Ger- 
many. 


Dorchester 


23 


2 


IS 


2 








1 


U. States 


45 


6 


32 


5 




2 






Brit. Prov. 


6 




2 


2 




1 


1 




England 


1 










1 






Ireland 


49 




2 




44 


2 




1 


Scotland 


3 






1 




1 


1 




Germany 


1 














1 


Total Males 


128 


8 


54 


10 


44 


7 


2 


3 



MARRIAGES— 1854. 



FEMALES. 1 


BIKTH PLACES OF MALES. 




Birth Places. 


Total. 

16 


Dor- 
chester. 


United 
States. 


British 
Prov. 


Ireland. 


Eng- 
land. 


Soot- 
land. 


Dorchester 


1 


13 


2 








U. States 


33 


6 


22 


5 








Brit. Prov. 


7 




3 


1 


1 


1 


1 


England 


2 










2 




Ireland 


8 




3 


1 


3 


1 




Scotland 


3 






1 




1 


1 


Total Males 


69 


7 


41 


10 


4 


5 


2 



The Catholics are married at their churches in Boston, 
Roxbury, &c. 



40 



DEATHS REGISTERED IN 1854. 

Whole No. of Deaths, 159 Males, 82— Females, 77. 

Stillborn, 17. 



Date 


NAMES. 




Age. 


Place of Birth. 




of 






. 


Disease. 


Death. 




•A 


m 


s 


I 










^ 


tS 


g 


P 






1854. 
















Jan. 1 


Henry Clapp Howe 


M 


2 


3 


22 


Dorchester 


Accidental burn 


1 


Mary Withington 


F 


72 






Hanover 


General debiUty 


1 


King Fillmore 


M 


25 






England 


Typhoid fever 


10 


Mary A. Nute 


P 


47 






N. Hampshire 


Consumption 


12 


Eleanor Allen Pray 


F 


55 


1 


15 


Boston 


Compl. of dis. 


13 


Daniel B. Cleveland 


M 


33 


7 




Vermont 


Typhoid fever 


17 


William P. Peakes 


M 


50 






Soituate 


Tumor 


19 


Jane Williamston 


P 


88 






England 


Palsy 


2i 


William M. Carter 


M 




6 




Dorchester 


Lung fever 


25 


William Sears 


M 


62 






Brewster 


Consumption 


27 


Thankful H. H. Capen 


F 


18 


4 


15 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


27 


Margaret Downey 


P 


40 






Ireland 


Intemperance 


28 


Lewis Clapp 


M 


62 






Dorchester 


Pneumonia 


31 


Bernard Norton 


M 




2 


17 


Dorchester 


Fits 


Feb. 9 


Elizabeth Pillsbui-y 


F 


75 






Candia, N. H. 


Numb palsy 


10 


E.oland P. Foster 


M 




9 




Dorchester 


Croup 


10 


Esther Spear 


P 


63 


9 


21 


Quincy 


Cancerous tumor 


10 


Isaac Withington 


M 


81 


6 




Dorchester 


Paralysis 


15 


Hannah 11. Nutter 


F 


37 


11 


23 


Sandwich 


Consumption 


15 


Margaret Feely 


P 


4 


4 




Dorchester 


Lung fever 


16 


Sarell Gleason 


M 


51 






Putney, ^t. 


Dropsy 


17 


Alexander F. Lestie 


M 


33 






Scotland 


Accidental 


19 


William H. Littlefield 


M 


13 






Dorchester 


Infl. of brain 


20 


Esther B. Ladd 


P 


22 


9 




lUinois 


Consumption 


20 


Mary S. Childs 


F 


3 


6 




Dorchester 


Lung fever 


23 


Diadama Hall 


F 


37 






Dorchester 


Consumption 


24 


Thomas Duniken 


M 


37 






Ireland 


Thrown fr. wagon 


27 


Andrew Morton 


M 


84 


2 


12 


Boston 


Cancerous affect. 


Mar. 1 


Catharine Donovan 


P 


5 


1 




Ireland 


Consumption 


4 


George Cotton 


M 


3 


3 


16 


Dorchester 


Infl. of bowels 


6 


John V. Miller 


M 


22 


9 


6 


Fairhaven 


Pois. by dissecting 


8 


Mai-y P. W. Pike 


F 


24 


5 




Dedham 


Consumption 


9 


James Chas. Graham 


M 


8 


6 


24 


Boston 


Hip complaint 


11 


Elizabeth G. Walker 


F 


42 


9 


13 


Plymouth 


Infl. of bowels 


19 


Elizabeth Russell 


F 


27 








Small-pox 


20 


Boxanna Robinson 


F 


40 






Hanover 


Childbirth 


25 


John H. Kendrick 


M 






11 


Dorchester 


Disease of brain 


26 


Francis S. Childs 


M 




5 




Dorchester 


Infl. of brain 


28 


M. A. M. Steangernan 


P 


4 


5 




Newburyport 


Measles 


28 


Franklin Tripp 


M 




6 




Dorchester 


Canker 


31 


Charles P. Corley 


M 


33 


5 




Ireland 


Consumption 


31 


Nickle Shaffer, Jr. 


M 




10 




Prance 




Apr. 1 


Sally FauseU 


F 


80 


4 


28 


Boston 


Old age 


5 


James Butler 


M 


47 


3 


10 


England 


Infl. of liver 


11 


Sarah J. M'Calum 


P 


1 


3 




England 


Measles 


12 


Hannah Clapp 


P 


60 






Dorchester 


Fits 


12 


Maria Pierce 


F 


25 


2 




Dorchester 


Consumption 


13 


John Holland 


M 


45 






Ireland 


Consumption 


17 


Ebenezer Dingen 


M 


54 




23 


N. Hampshire 


Infl. of bowels 


17 


Sally Pierce 


P 


75 






Milton 


Consumption 


18 


James Stokes 


M 


1 


6 


2 


Dorchester 


Infl. in head 


21 


John Davis 


M 


61 






Dorchester 


Insanity and fits 


22 


Anne Withington 


F 


89 


1 




Dorchester 


Old age 


26 


Martha V. Bacon 


P 


20 


11 




Dorchester 


Consumption 


29 


Henry J. Packard 


M 


44 






Milton 


Cancer 


30 


Noah Withington 


M 


41 






Dorchester 


Typhoid fever 



41 



Sate 


NAMES. 






Age. 




Place of Birth. 




of 








Disease. 


Death. 




>< 


2 


O 


1 










tg 


X 


S 


P 






1854. 
















Apr.30 


Ann Cimiff 


P 


2 




14 


Worcester 


Water on brain 


May 7 


Laura J. Woodworth 


F 


14 


2 


15 


CornwalliSjN S 


Consumption 


12 


Submit Woodworth 


F 


44 


9 




GranvUle, N S 


Consumption 


13 


Isadore Ida Decker 


F 


3 


2 


8 


Boston 


Dropsy on brain 


25 


Joseph Ford 


M 


76 






Bridgewater 


Tumor 


23 


Ann Toknan 


F 


84 






Dorchester 


Old age 


28 


Mary Arm Neren 


F 




9 


17 


Dorchester 


Dropsy on brain 


June 4 


S. H. M. M'Laughlin 


F 


2 


10 




Ireland 


Dropsy on brain 


7 


Josiah Morse 


M 


40 






Roxburv 


Dropsy 


8 


Edward \T. Brazer 


M 


22 






Salem [N.H. 


Cholera 


10 


Nancy C. Leonard 


F 


60 






Farmington, 


Scalded 


10 


Patrick Fitzmorris 


M 


35 






Ireland 


Consumption 


10 


EUsn Murphy 


F 


17 


6 




Ireland 


Consumption 


10 


David Croman 


M 


22 






Ireland 


Fall of earth 


10 


David 0. Sanborn 


M 


11 


8 




S. Boston 


Debility 


20 


Thomas S. BuiTows 


M 


41 


9 




Newburyport 


Cholera 


22 


James Glennon 


M 






2h 


Dorchester 


Unknown 


23 


James Francis Brady 


M 






24 


Dorchester 


Convulsions 


24 


Mary "Whelton 


F 






6 


Dorchester 


Unknown 


28 


Lydia Barnes 


F 


57 






Hingham 


Dyspepsia 


July 2 


Hemy Young 


M 






13 


S. Boston 


Infl. of bowels 


4 


Sarah J. Mangum 


F 


23 


11 




Nova Scotia 


Scarlet fever 


4 


Michael Bradley 


M 




3 




Dorchester 


Disease of heart 


5 


EUen W. Connelly 


F 


29 


1 


10 


Ireland 


Consumption 


8 


Sarah S. Beck 


F 


36 


8 




Salem 


Hemorrhage 


10 


John Edw. Neven 


M 


3 


3 


7 


Roxbury 


Poisoned 


12 


Warren Chaddock 


M 


3 


7 




Dorchester 


Croup 


13 


Roland Gushing 


M 


63 






Cohasset 


Cholera morbus 


17 


Patrick Keating 


M 


48 






Ireland 


Consumption 


18 


Benj. F. Gushing 


M 


18 


6 




Boston 


Drowned 


21 


Chandler G. Cross 


M 


88 






JIaine 


Consumption 


21 


Daniel Sweeney 


M 


4 


8 


9 


Providence,RI 


Cholera infantum 


22 


EUen 31'Ardle 


F 


20 






Ireland 


Liver complaint 


23 


Samuel Downer 


M 


80 


11 


29 


Roxbury 


Old age 


24 


John Murphy 


M 


5 


6 




Dorchester 


Sun stroke 


25 


Christopher Jones, jr. 


M 






2 


Dorchester 


Debility 


25 


Bridget J. Moran 


F 


20 


3 


8 


Ireland 


Cholera 


26 


Patrick Merrick 


M 


6 






Dorchester 


Congest, of brain 


80 


Benjamin T. Jordan 


M 




7 


5 


Chelsea 


Teething 


31 


Sarah Ann Foreman 


F 


2 


11 




England 


Sleasles 


31 


Annie Waite 


F 


82 


3 




N. Hampshire 


Old age 


Aug. 2 


Patch 


M 






1 


Dorchester 


Heart compl'nt 


4 


Joanna Hennessy 


F 


62 






Ireland 


Numbness 


10 


Joseph Beckwith 


M 


2 






Dorchester 


Dysentery 


11 


Harriet Peakes 


F 


17 


5 




Dorchester 


Heart compl'nt 


11 


Sarah Jane Gleason 


F 


20 


11 




Boston 


Dropsy 


17 


WiUiam Foreman 


M 


37 






England 


Typhoid fever 


18 


Cath. Cuimingham 


F 


1 






Dorchester 


Teething 


22 


John TUeston 


M 


60 


8 




Dorchester 


Typhoid fever 


23 


Albert Clark 


M 


2 


1 




Brewster 


Bowel compl'nt 


24 


Caroline S. Tolman 


F 






8 


Dorchester 


Unknown 


24 


Adelaide Beckwith 


F 




3 




Dorchester 


Dysentery 


25 


Anna F. Norris 


F 




2 


15 


Boylston 


Dysentery 


25 


Maurice Foley 


M 






1 


Dorchester 


Unknown 


25 


Bridget Foley 


F 






1 


Dorchester 


Unknown 


25 


John Gariald 


M 




9 




Ireland 


Cholera infantum 


8ept.l 


Emily Everett 


F 






21 


Dorchester 


DebiUty 


6 


Edward Hall 


31 






21 


Dorchester 


Inflam. of brain 


10 


Mary Jane Adams 


F 


23 






Dorchester 


Consumption 


17 


Darius Brewer 


M 


69 






Framingham 


Consumption 


17 


Maiy K. Delano 


F 


34 


7 


28 


Quincy 


Congest, of brain 


18 


Mary E. F. Baker 


F 




3 


18 


Dorchester 


Chilera infantum 


19 


Samuel Withington 


31 


76 


E_^.B 




Dorchester 


General debility 



42 



Date 


NAMES. 






Age. 




Place of Birth. 




of 








Disease. 


Death. 






CO 

>< 


§ 
g 


1 






1854. 
















Sep. 19 


Michael Murphey 


M 


65 






Ireland 


Cholera morbus 


19 


EUa Bailey Bigelow 


F 




10 


6 


Dorchester 


Teething 


23 


Clarence E. B. Jordan 


M 


1 


11 


26 


Reading 


Cholera infantum 


25 


Margaret 0. Hallaran 


F 




10 


25 


Dorchester 


Water on brain 




Bridget Eagan 


P 


1 


6 




Dorchescer 


Bowel compl'nt 


Oct. 2 


Mary Ellen Barron 


F 




9 




Dorchester 


Cough 


4 


Mary Ann Kelley 


F 


1 


2 




Dorchester 


Croup 


5 


Catharine A. Tolman 


F 


51 






Charlestown 


Cancer 


7 


Kichard W. Eaton 


M 


4 


2 


17 


S. Weyr.iouth 


Croup 


V 


Daniel Delay 


M 




11 




Dorchesucr 


Dysentery 


12 


Emauuel Levi Lemon 


M 






15 


Dorchester 


Spasms 


1.3 


Gertrude Hobart 


F 


5 


9 


1 


Haddonleld 


Consumption 


15 


Hannah Lewis 


F 


92 


7 




Dorches ;er 


Old age 


16 


James Jordan 


M 


65 


2 


28 


Danvers, Me. 


Accidental 


16 


Katy A. Sheafer 


F 


14 






Germany 


Scarlet fever 


18 


Adelaide Drown 


F 




4 


4 


Dorchester 


Marasmus 


22 


Joseph Southwick 


M 


2 


9 


22 


Dorchesvcr 


Croup 


29 


Helen Drew Smith 


F 


1 


4 




Duxbiu-y 


Dysentery 


29 


Enoch Train, jr. 


M 


21 


6 


18 


Boston 


Congest, of lungs 


30 


John Leman 


M 


51 


10 


25 


Boston 




30 


An Infant 


F 










Found drowned 


31 


Eliza Clapp 


F 


70 








Unknown 


Nov. 3 


Alice J. Kearney 


F 


3 


7 


12 


Charlestown 


Dropsy on heai't 


6 


Sarah Marston 


F 


88 


9 


19 


Addison, Me. 


Old age 


10 


Samuel J. Harod 


M 


27 


3 


17 


Dorchester 


Chronic diarrhoea 


12 


Frank W. Edmanda 


M 


6 






Boston 


Croup 


27 


John Foreman 


M 


5 


10 




England 


Measles 


27 


Timothy Lynch 


M 


43 






Ireland 


KiUed on R. Road 


Dec. 9 


Frederic C. Eastman 


M 


4 


9 




E.Bridgowater 


Consump. of blood 


10 


Joseph Stevens 


M 


49 


7 


12 


BiddeforljMe. 


Consumption 


13 


Lucy G. Kendall 


F 


78 






Salem 


Apoplexy of lungs 


13 


John Regan 


M 


50 






Ireland 


Accidental 


15 


Bartholomew Dagnen 


M 


60 






Ireland 


Dropsy 


22 


Sarah Bradford 


F 


52 






Medfield 


Disease of heart 


25 


James M'Donald 


M 






1 


Dorchester 




28 


Arthur W. Gourlie 


M 




2 


22 


Dorchester 


Marasmus 


28 


Hannah J. Bird 


F 


13 


5 


4 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


29 


Marshall?. Wilder, jr. 


M 


32 


11 


14 Rindge, N. H. 


Consumption 


29 


Joanna Shay 


F 


1 


4 


Boston 


Fits 


29 


Mary Jane Boyle 


F 


1 


5 


Boston 


Teething 



43 



Their Diseases were — 



Accidental 

" burning 
Apoplexy of lungs 
Cancer 
Canker 
Childbirth 
Cholera 

" infantum 

" morbus 
Cough 
Complication of diseases 
Congestion of lungs 
" of brain 
Consumption 
Convulsions 
Croup . 
Debility . 
Diarrhoea 
Dysentery 
Disease of brain 

" heart 

Dyspepsia 
Dropsy 

" on brain 

" on heart 
Drowned 
Fall of earth 
Fever, lung . 

" typhoid . 



3 


Fever, scarlet 


2 


1 


Fits .... 


2 


1 


Hemorrhage . 


1 


3 

1 


Hip complaint . 
Inflammation of brain 


1 
4 


1 


" bowels 


3 


3 


" liver 


1 


5 
2 

1 

1 


Insanity 

Intemperance . 
Liver complaint 
Measles . 


1 
1 
1 

4 


1 


Marasmus 


2 


2 


Numb palsy 


3 


27 

1 
6 


Old age 

Paralysis . 

Poisoned by dissecting 




5 


" eating berries 




3 


Pneumonia 




5 


Run over by the cars 




] 


Scalded 




4 


Sunstroke 




1 
4 
5 
1 
2 


Smallpox . 

Spasms 

Teething . 

Thrown from a wagon 

Tumor 


4 

. 1 

3 


1 
3 
5 


Not stated . 


. 10 




159 



Under 1 year 

1 to 2 years . 

2 to 5 years 
5 to 10 years . 

10 to 15 years 
15 to 20 years . 
20 to 30 years 
30 to 40 years . 



The Ages of the Deceased were- 



32 


40 to 50 years . 


14 


9 


50 to 60 years 


. 10 


18 


60 to 70 years . 


11 


8 


70 to 80 years 


. 7 


4 


80 to 90 years . 


9 


5 


90 and upwards . 


. 1 


17 


Not stated « 


2 


12 







159 



44 



January 

February 

March 



The Deaths were — In the Month of 



14 April 15 July 21 

14 May 6 August 15 
14 June 13 September 12 



October 17 
November 6 
December 12 

159 



Their places of Nativity were — 



Dorchester . . 57 

Other towns ha Mass. . 50 

" " in the U. S. 14 

England . . 7 

Scotland ... 1 

Ireland ... 20 



Germany 
British Provinces 
France 
Not stated 



1 
3 
1 
5 

159