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THE 



NINETEENTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



FINANCES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER, 



FOR THE 



Tear ending January 31, 1857. 



BOSTON: 
J. G. TORREY, PRINTER.... 32 CONGRESS STREET. 

1857. 



SELECTMEN'S EEPOET. 



The Selectmen, in obedience to the requirements of the 
Town, and in accordance with estabhshed usage, hereby 
respectfully represent to the Town, to some extent, what has 
been done the past financial year ; and also submit to their 
consideration some suggestions in regard to the future ; also 
a detailed report of the receipts and expenditures of the 
Town, during the year ending January 31, 1857. 

On the first day of February, 1856, the amount in the 
Town Treasury was six thousand eight hundred and eighty- 
two dollars and fifteen cents. During the financial year, the 
above sum, with the receipts from all sources, including 
money hired for building School Houses, is $108,361 52. 
Total amount of expenditures, including with other Town 
expenses, building School Houses, the County and State 
taxes, is $102,291 61; leaving in the Treasury, February 1, 
1857, the sum of $6,069 91. 

ALMS HOUSE. 

The number of inmates on the first of February, 1856, was 
18. During the year four have been admitted, four have 
been discharged, one has died, leaving 17 on the first day of 
February, 1857. 

In addition to the above, many transient persons have been 
furnished with food and lodging, and sent on their way re- 
joicing. 

This institution remains under the charge of the same 
Superintendent and Matron, who fully sustain their reputa- 



tion for providing for the comfort and wants of the inmates ; 
order and neatness prevails throughout the estabhshment. 
The house and out buildings have been repaired, drains laid, 
and fences built, which has considerably increased the ex- 
pense of the establishment the past year. 

By reason of sickness and the unusual high price of 
provisions, we have been called upon by many persons out 
of the alms house for assistance, and through your liberality 
have contributed to the support of families, that probably 
woidd otherwise have suffered. 

HIGHWAYS. 

The repairs of highways constitute a large amount of the 
Town's expense, owing in some measure to the scarcity of 
material fit for grading streets; after having repaired many 
of the roads lasu spring, we had violent rains, which washed 
and gullied the roads badly, so that it required a large 
expense to put them in as good condition as they were before. 

At a Town meeting in April last, the purchasing of land 
of Samuel Downer for widening the road at the corner of 
Commercial and Pleasant Streets, was committed to the 
undersigned ; we therefore purchased the land. Mr. Downer 
afterwards proposed to give some land on Commercial Street 
for extending said widening, provided the Town would pay 
for resetting the wall — considering it a public benefit, we 
consented to his proposals. The cost of land and resetting 
the wall, was %277 50. The gravel removed in making 
said widening, was used in filling up a ravine on High Street, 
and is charged in the highway work. 

That part of Adams Street, front of Dr. Harwood's resi- 
dence was quite narrow — as the Doctor was making some 
permanent improvements on his land, we deemed it a favor- 
able oportunity to widen and otherwise improve the road at 
that place ; we therefore purchased some land of him for 
which we paid $170. The expense of widening, lowering 



and grading the hill (which has made its ascent much easier) 
was $150 We have also caused a widening of Adams Street 
against a portion of the lands of Henry Pierce and E. J. Baker 
and others, by paying for moving the wall. 

During the past year, Dorchester Avenue E^ailroad Co. 
have commenced grading the Avenue — as they are only 
obliged to grade it thirty feet wide, the Town will necessa- 
rily incur a large expense in order to widen the grade suf- 
ficient to accommodate the public travel; within the past 
year, T\^e have been obliged to widen and repair culverts, 
crossing said Avenue, and have built a wall in the hollow 
near the Lower Mills, side of the Avenue. 

The County Commissioners have laid out a new road from 
Dorchester Upper Mills, to a point on Dedham Turnpike, 
near Taft's Tavern, in West Roxbury ; it will be necessary 
for the Town to raise several thousand dollars in order to 
meet the expense of building their part of said road — in con- 
formity to the instructions of said Commissioners ; they have 
also laid out the Brush Hill Turnpike, as a public highway, 
which will require considerable outlay to put it in good 
repair. 

Owing to difference in opinion between the former Board 
and one of the abutters, the amount of damages in widening 
Walnut Street was not adjusted ; it has been settled by refer- 
ence, and we have paid $166 01 in full, for land damages. 

By the liberality of some of the citizens, in purchasing land 
of Lyman Willard to the amount of |46 25, and of Edward 
Jenkins, to the amount of $10 30, the corners of Park Street 
where it crosses Adams Street have been widened and im- 
proved, with only a slight expense to the Town for fencing. 

Tenean Bridge was considered in good condition, but as 
John Kane was driving a team, over it he broke through, and 
found himself in deep water, unable to swim; through the 
exertions of another he was rescued ; as the Town was 
liable for all damages, we paid him $35, in full for injuries 
received. 



Boston and New York Central Railroad. 

By an act of the General Court, passed March 29, 1856, 
the County Commissioners were authorized to construct a 
bridge over said railroad, where it is crossed by the new 
Street leading from the Lower Mills to Norfolk Street, which 
has been completed by said Commissioners. 

The Town was sued by Nathaniel Vinal and Ruth John- 
son for damages — laid at $30,000, to themselves and their 
horse and chaise by the cars at the crossing of the railroad 
on Norfolk Street — and were nonsuited. 

Should the cars run on said railroad, it will unquestion- 
ably be a great advantage to the Town, and travelling public. 

GRAVEL LAND. 

Agreeably to instructions from the Town, we have 
purchased of the heirs of the late John Preston, 2| acres of 
gravel land, at a cost of two thousand dollars, and paid for 
it from money raised for incidental expenses. 

POLICE AND WATCHMEN. 

Beside the regular Police, there have been employed, as 
last year, six men as Police and Night Watch, the greater 
part of whom have given evidence of faithfulness to their 
trust. The good order, morals and prosperity of the Town 
are promoted by employing as Police and Watchmen 
honest, reliable, and energetic men, who have a proper 
regard to the enforcement of the laws, and who aim to pre- 
vent misery and crime, rather than to send unfortunate 
offenders to the House of Correction, in order to secure a 
larger fee for themselves. 

LOCK-UP. 

In compliance with a vote of the Town, we have pur- 
chased and had convej ed to the Town a lot of land as a 
site for a Lock-up, at the Lower Mills Village, for which 



we paid $225. Upon said land we have caused to be 
erected and furnished a Lock-up or Watch House, at a cost 
of $935 58. The Town of Mihon, by their Selectmen, 
have paid one half the expense of building and furnishing 
said Lock-up, thereby owning one half said building, furni- 
ture and fixtures, but have no interest in the land any 
longer than both parties agree to have said Watch House 
stand thereon ; said Selectmen have also signed an Inden- 
ture with us, securing equal rights to both Towns to use 
the building as a Watch House, but for no other purpose 
without the assent of both parties. Said house to be under 
the control of the Selectmen of said Towns for the time 
being, who are to. furnish whatever may be necessary for 
the same, at the joint expense of both towns. 

HEARSE HOUSES. 

We found that the Hearse Houses needed considerable 
repair, and were not of sufficient size; therefore we have 
caused new ones to be erected in each of the Cemeteries, at 
an expense of $360. 

The Selectmen, at the request of the authorities of the 
City of Boston, perambulated the boundaries between said 
city and Dorchester, and erected new monuments, and 
have caused their doings to be properly certified and re- 
corded. 

In closing, we would state that we have endeavored to 
discharge the duties conferred upon us, in a judicious and 
economical manner, and would thank our fellow citizens 
for the kindness and encouragement they have manifested 
to us in the discharge of those duties. 

Respectfully submitted. 

EBENEZER EATON, 1 Selectmen 
E. H. R. RUGGLES, } of 
LEWIS F. PIERCE, ) Dorchester. 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 



SCHOOLS. 

High School — Gibson Street. 

Paid William J. Rolfe, for instruction, one year, $1,500 00 
Mary J. Coburn, " " 500 00 

Lucy E. Shepard, " " 

William J. Rolfe, book case, 

" " books, stationery, &:c. 

" " books furnished indigent child'n, 

" " thermometer, lamp, oil can, 

duster and broom, 
" " cleaning, 

D. H. S. Lyceum, for repairs in H. School House, 
Morse & Tuttle, stationery and 15 diplomas, 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., stationery, 
Mrs. Morrow, cleaning house, 
David Clapp, printing, 
Aaron D. Pratt, one coal hod, 

E. Robinson, exchange of lock and 8 new keys, 
Hiram W. Blanchard, carpenter work and stock, 
I. S. Smith, man making fires,, sweeping, &c., 

" " extra work, cleaning cellar and 
sawing wood, 
D. Eddy, shavings, 

J. R. Barnes, 9 lights of glass and setting. 
Field & Co., broom and brush, 
Edward Preston, coal, 
Preston & Flinn, " 

" " wood, 

H. D. Buck, charcoal, 
Daniel Coughlan, 5 days labor, 
Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault, 
S. J. Willis, grate and funnel for furnace and 

repairs, 
C. F. Smith, cleansing apparatus, 
2 



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75 


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108 


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Paid J. P. Cotton, repairing chain pump, 7 00 

H. Howe, repairing book case, music stand, &c., 38 51 
" " sink, shelves for library, repairing 

doors and windows, 39 12 

Darius Eddy, outside doors, locks and knobs, 63 74 

M. K. White, painting doors and setting glass, 9 84 

|3,039 13 



Paid N. B. Chamberlain, for philosophical appa- 
ratus, 447 75 
John Sargent, furnishing stone and building 

wall, as per contract, 200 00 



$647 75 



Everett School — Sumner Street. 

Paid Jonathan Battles, for instruction, 3 months, $200 00 
Henry C. Rolfe, " " 9 " 600 00 
Jane E. Wate, u a i year, 300 00 
M. A. Gleason, " " 3 months, 75 00 
J. M. Pratt, " " 3 " 75 00 
M. W. Hall, " " 9 " 225 00 
A. E. Jones, " " 9 " 225 00 
J. Battles, for books, 1 17 
" u foj. making fires and sweeping, 18 83 
H. C. Rolfe, books for desk, stationery, &c.j 8 20 
" " " " indigent children, 1 46 
Jane E. Wate, '• " " " 6 16 
David Clap, printing, 5 50 
G. L. Hixon, carriage hire at dedication new house, 4 00 
Moore & Crosby, prin ting programmes for dedi- 
cation, 7 50 
A. B. Wilton, pump, pipes, iron sink and repairs, 67 50 
J. G. Albright, furnishing seats for dedication, 8 00 

" " carpenter work, hinges, screws, 

nails, &c., 40 11 

" " staining benches and setting glass, 2 83 

O. Davenport, Jr., taking care of school house, 28 00 

" " " removing furniture, cleaning 

yard, &c., 3 38 

" " " keys to doors, 3 62 

Martha Hook, cleaning house, 7 50 



11 

Paid S. Gulliver, setting glass, 2 25 

T. Hersey, washing and cleaning, 2 00 

E. Rogers, cleaning and cementing furnaces, 4 00 

S. Willard, Jr., repairing clock, 1 50 

A. &. J. H. Upham, thermometers, 3 00 

" dusters, brushes, pails, &c., 11 37 
" door springs, hooks and screws, 2 12 
" books and ink, 4 38 

Edward Preston, for coal, 51 69 

Amasa Pray, " 214 25 

" " for wood, 8 00 

" " for sawing and splitting wood, clean- 

ing cellar, &c., 16 75 

Dorchester Mutual Insurance Company — insur- 
ance on house, 31 00 
Norfolk Mutual Insurance Company — insurance 

on house, 62 50 






$2,328 57 



Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, for 73 desks with chairs, 

(small size) 
" '' teachers desks and chairs, 

" "3 sinks 

" " desk and chair irons 

" " repairing and removing old 

desks and chairs, 
A. &. J. H. Upham, settees, chairs, sink and mats, 



401 


50 


60 


00 


136 


00 


56 


00 


21 


00 


52 50 


46 


25 


49 


60 



$822 85 



Mather School — Meeting House Hill. 

Paid Lemuel C. Grosvenor, for instruction, 1 year, 

(less 1| weeks,) |771 79 

Kate L. Perrigo, for instruction, 1 year, 293 75 

Mary M. Smith, " " 9 months, 225 00 

Betsy Hooper, " " 1 year, 293 75 

Hannah H. Pope," " 3 months, 75 00 

Mary L. Kinne, '• " 3 " 75 00 

L. C. Grosvenor, books and stationery, 7 56 

'• •' "for indigent children, 27 56 



12 



Paid M. M. Smith, books for indigent children, 
H. L. Perrigo, " " " " 

B. Hooper, " " " " 

H. H. Pope, " " '' " 

M. L. Kinne, " " " " 

L. C. Grosvenor, blackboard, ball, broom, moving 

piano, &c., 
L. C. Grosvenor, mending blinds and lights, 

" " taking care of house and fire, 

and bringing water, 

" " cleaning and housing coal, 

Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., stationery, 
B, F. Brown, books and stationery for indigent 

children, 
A. & J. H. Upham, thermometers and mats, 
" " " axe, door springs, hooks, 

brooms, &c., 
J. R. Barnes, hghts glass and setting, 
Michael Quigley, labor in yard, 
Mrs. Garrick, for sweeping, 
J. Whorf, brush and brooms, 
I. S. Lucas, making fires and sweeping, 
Benjamin C. Bird^ making fires and sweeping, 
A. D. Swan, dust brushes and brooms, 
Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vaults, 
Thomas Curley, " " 

William Barry, charcoal, 
Amasa Pray, coal, 

" " wood, sawing and splitting, 

J. Connaughton, housing coal, 
Thomas Kendrick, towards reservoir, 



3 65 


7 


16 


1 


45 


13 71 


1 


95 


' 10 25 


2 


50 


5 


50 


4 25 




80 


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17 54 


8 


64 


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3 


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51 


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6 


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$2,291 98 

Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, for 75 large desks and 

chairs, 412 50 
Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, for 25 medium desks and 

chairs, . 125 00 
Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, for 58 small desks and 

chairs, 225 25 

Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, for 3 teachers desks, 57 00 

" " " " 6 settees, 27 18 

" repairing teachers desks, 8 50 



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13 

Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, arm chairs, cushions and 

locks, 12 00 

867 43 
E. H. R. Ruggles, Cr. sale of old desks, 30 00 



$837 4: 



Adams School — Adatns Street. 

Paid Francis B. Snow, for instruction 1 year $800 00 

Ann Tolman, " " 1 " 300 00 

Kate W. Towne, " " 5 m. 11 days 134 50 

Mary J. Gilbert, " " 6 m. 19 days 165 50 

F, B. Snow, for books, stationery, fee, 7 36 

" " books for indigent children, 4 04 

" " repairs, 5 37 

" " cleaning, 3 50 

'•' " table for recitation room and bells 8 25 

Rowland & Harding, brushes, pails and dippers, 3 36 

I. Field & Co., duster, 1 25 

Nathaniel Tolman, carpenter work, stock, locks 

and knobs, 16 95 
Lewis F. Pierce, whitewashing, lime and mortar, 12 00 
Gordon & Bailey, paint and painting, 36 21 
Hiram W. Blanchard, carpenter work and stock, 11 23 
Joseph C. Robinson, blacksmith work, iron rail- 
ings, &c., 17 00 
Wm. G. Swan, putting up banisters, screws, &c, 2 00 
Daniel Coughlan, labor 1 50 
C. P. Tolman, 1 radiator, 15 00 
" " repairs on stoves and furnaces, 31 37 
T. W. Capen, cleaning clock, 1 50 
J. P. Cotton, repairs, and thawing out pump, 11 75 
Mrs. Colhns, cleaning house, 2 00 
Connaughton & Q.uigley, cleaning vault, 5 00 
Ebenezer Pope, sweeping, cleaning and making 

fires, 34 50 

Preston & Flinn, coal, 71 16 

H. D. Buck, charcoal, 12 25 

$1,714 55 



|800 00 


300 00 


300 00 


293 75 


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Gibson School — School Street. 

Paid Robert Vose, Jr., for instruction 1 year, 
Mary J. Homer, " " " 

liucy P. Tolman, '' " " 

Mary E. Tolman, " " " 

R. Vose, Jr., books and stationery, 

" " " " for indigent children, 
M. E. Tolman, books for " " 

L. P. Tolman, " " " " 

" " for desk, 

R. Yose, Jr., making fires, cleaning, sweeping, &c. 

" " " paid for kindlings, 
George Dodge, mason work and stock, 
Consider Glass, glazing, 
G, Ewell, making desks and repairing door, 
S. Williams, making desks and shelves, 
Thomas Austin, painting blackboards and setting 

glass, 2 75 

R. Gleason & Sons, brooms, mats, dippers, axe, &c., 11 44 
" '^ " " ink, 6 69 

S. J. Willis, furnace and stove work, funnel, &c., 
T. W. Capen, cleaning clock, 
Ann Riley, cleaning, 
Connaughton & Q.uigley, cleaning vault, 
S. Cook, wood, 

J. Anderson, Jr., preparing wood, 
M. Coffee, sweeping and cleaning cellar, 
E. E. Hewins, making fires, 
Alonzo Sterling, " " 
D. Carley, sifting coal, 
M. Sweeney, " " 
A. & J. H, Upham, two mats, 
Tertius Burk, charcoal, 
H. D. Buck, 
Preston & Flinn, coal, 
H. D. Buck, charcoal. 



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|1,970 96 



WiNTHROP School — River Street. 
Paid Isaac Swan, for instruction, one year, $800 GO 



15 

Paid S. A. Clapp, for instruction 1 year, 300 00 

Almira French, " '' six weeks, 34 62 

E. J. Stetson, •' " one year, 300 00 

A. E. Tower, " " 10| months, " 258 17 

S.K Child, " " one year, 297 11 

M. S. Stone, " " " " 300 00 

Isaac Swan, books and stationery, 9 35 

" •' " for indigent cliildren, 4 40 

" " " bells, 2 75 

" " maps for primary school, 6 00 

S. R. Child, books for indigent children, 2 37 

E. J. Stetson, " " " " 1 07 

" " " pail, 25 

Moore & Crosby, printing programmes for 

dedication, 7 50 

R. F. Tolman, hoe, brushes, duster, soap, &c. 6 56 

Howland & Harding, dippers, 16 

E. J. Bispham, blank books, 1 00 
" " " cleaning and housing coal, 4 05 
Samuel Tileston, setting glass, 3 75 
Henry Crane, repairing stoves and staple, 3 13 
Fiske & Crane, carting furniture, 3 50 
Joshua Nute, putting down cistern, stock, 

screen <fcc, 42 75 

Thomas E. Sloan, sweeping, 4 87 

Thomas F. Temple, " ' S 75 

A. H Burgess, making fires, 10 00 

William Gallaher, '« " 5 00 
Eli Shaw, sawing, splitting wood and cleaning 

cellar, 5 50 

F. W. Bryant, making fires, 15 00 
Bernard Martin, moving coal and sawing wood, 2 50 
James Halligar, preparing wood, 1 50 
T. W. Capen, for pair steps, 2 50 
E. A. Smith, to work on heating apparatus, time 

and fare to Boston, 5 67 

" " " coal screen, 4 00 
moving stove, settees, sawing and 

splitting wood, 7 75 
" " " care of schoolhouse and fires 

nine months, 112 00 

Tertius Burk. charcoal, 12 37 

R. M. Todd, wood, 7 00 

'' '• " coal, 9 00 



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Paid Preston & Flinn, coal, 25S 65 

'' " " wood, 7 00 
Norfolk Mutual Insurance Co., insurance on 

house, 62 50 



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Paid E. H. R, Ruggles, for 72 desks with chairs, 

a u u (( i^A u (( ii 

(smaller size,) 
'• " " 3 teachers desks, 
" " " " settee and chairs, 
" " " " 68 chair irons, 
" " " " repairing desks and other 
furniture 
T. W. Capen, for 2 clocks, 
W. G. Shattuck, chairs, settees, &c., 



$2,925 05 
396 00 



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75 


60 


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286 


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Norfolk School — Norfolk Street. 

Paid E. G. Emerv, for instruction 1 year, 
Martha A. Baker, " " " 

Mary J. Pope, " '' " 

E. G. Emery, ink, books for desk and scholars, 
" " " curtains and fixtures, 
M. J. Pope, 
" " " books, 
William Clark, work and stock, 
Wm. C. Henley, whitewashing, 
L F. Pierce, work and stock, whitewashing, 
Samuel Tileston, painting, paint, oil, &c., 
S. J. WiUis, cylinder for stove, funnel, screens 

and labor, 
Benjamin Bowen, labor, cleaning, &c., 
T. W. Capen, 1 clock and cleaning, 
R. M. Todd, coal, 
H. D. Buck, charcoal, 



Preston & Flinn, coal, 



^800 00 

300 00 

300 00 

21 77 

8 55 



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1 00 

8 75 
48 99 

35 39 

9 34 
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8 00 
15 75 
67 23 

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Washington School — Walnut Street, 

Paid P. Brooks Merritt, for instruction 11| months,$769 23 
Fanny R. Blake, " " 8^ " 214 42 
Ann E. Crane, " " 1 year, 300 00 
Mary O. Larkin, " " " " 300 00 
P. B. Merritt, books, stationery and repairs, 13 40 
" " for indigent children, 13 96 
M. O. Larkin, " 1 08 
A. E. Crane, " 90 
Rowland and Harding, books and stationery, 11 10 
" " " books for indigent children, 3 43 
" " " brooms, dusters, pails, 
tumblers (fcc, 6 40 
Ebenezer Clapp, stationery, 7 25 
'' " thermometer and bell, ' 4 00 
Moore &. Crosby, printing circulars and pro- 
grammes for dedication, 12 50 
G. E. Tylor, 2 dozen rubbers, 6 00 
A. Cushman, glazing in 1855, 6 70 
Otis Baird, funnel and sundries in 1855, 6 26 
T, W. Capen, cleaning clock, 1 50 
Wm. G. Swan, steps, repairs on fence and pump, 

labor and stock, 17 12 

Thomas Pearson, carting settees, tables &c., 2 50 

J. B. Rogers, repairs, hanging maps, &c., 9 60 

" " " 1 coal hod, 1 50 

" " " splitting wood and making fires, 17 00 
Jonathan Jones, taking care school house making 

fires &c., 155 50 
" " extra labor cleaning boiler, saw- 
ing wood, going to Boston, &c., 20 83 
Charles Hunt, for wood, 3 00 
Edward Preston, for coal. 59 69 
Preston & Fiinn, " " ' 166 25 
'• " " " wood, 14 00 
Norfolk Mutual Insurance Co., insurance on house, 108 50 
Dorchester " " " " " " 31 00 



f 2,284 62 



Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, 50 mahogany desks 

with chairs,' 300 00 

" " " " 46 cherry desks with chairs, 218 50 
3 



18 

Paid Doe, Hazleton & Co., furniture, 17 87 

Wm. G. Shattuck, sinks and settees, 19 25 

Wm. Adams, repairing and varnishing desks, 4 50 

Pratt & Sons, 1 clock, 8 00 

Amount of furniture carried to W. S. Building, $568 12 



Butler School — River Street. 

Paid Maria Crane, for instruction I year, $300 00 

" " '• books, 1 90 

" " " sweeping, washing windows 

and curtains, 

S. J.Willis, cleaning furnace and repairs, 

T. W. Capen, cleaning clock, and repairing lock, 

H. D. Buck, charcoal, 

Preston & Flinn, coal, 

Benjamin Bowen, making fires and repairs, 

|347 00 



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Maverick School — Commercial Street. 

Paid Mercy T. Snow, for instruction 1 year, 
Charlotte W. Town, " " " 

M. T. Snow, books and stationery, 
" " " sweeping and cleaning, 
C. W. Towne, book for desk, 
'' " " " " indigent child, 

A. Cushman, painting blackboards, 
H. W. Blanch ard, labor and repairs, 
Chilson, Gould &. Co,, repairs on furnace, 
George Dodge, work and stock, 
S. J. Willis, furnace, 

" " " cleaning furnace, funnel, tin, (fcc, 
L. F. Pierce, whitewashing, labor and stock, 
John B, Rogers, repairs and sawing wood, 
Connanghton & Quigley, cleaning vault, 
H. D. Buck, charcoal, 
Ed we r J Preston, for coal, 
Preston & Fhnn, " " 
Preston & Flinn, for wood, 



|300 00 


300 00 


2 45 


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50 


1 86 


2 00 


37 87 


150 00 


18 62 


13 50 


12 23 


5 00 


11 20 


15 30 


66 50 


7 00 



$962 20 



a 



a a 



19 



BowDoiN School — Mount Bo^vdoin. 

Paid Eliza F. Clary, for instruction 1 year, |295 84 

" " " books for desk, and stationery, 3 71 

" " " " " indigent children, 35 
" care of house, cleaning and 

washing curtains, 14 48 

locks and painting blackboard, 2 25 

" " " kindlings and matches, 2 61 

Reuben Glass, glazing and repairs, 2 56 

S. J. WilHs, stove work, 72 

C. P. Tolman, portable furnace, pipe, work and 

stock, 49 00 

" " " paid masou and carpenter, 1 00 

R. M. Lapham, labor, 1 00 

J. G. Albright, carpenter work and stock, 25 79 

A. & J. H. Upham, shovel, 1 00 
John H. Bird, painting and papering, paint, 

oil and paper, 19 48 
Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault, 
William Barry, charcoal, 
H. D. Buck, charcoal, 
Preston & Flinn, coal, 

$452 74 



4 00 


3 


75 


5 


25 


19 


95 



General School Expenses. 

Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, insurance on school house 

at Washington Village, $8 50 

E. L. Drown, examining schools, and services 

rendered School Committee, 135 00 

0. P. Bacon, examining schools, 46 00 

1. S. Smith, " " 41 00 
B. W. Barrows, services as Secretary to October, 37 50 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., stationery for School Com- 
mittee, ' 10 61 

Moore & Crosby, printing School Committee 
Reports, circulars, certificates of appointments, 
etc., 77 16 



20 



Paid Worthington, Flanders & Co., advertising, 
C. O. Rogers, advertising for teachers, &c. 
B. W. Barrows, printing cards, blank book, sta- 
tionery, postage, and bearing letters, 
John Robie, distributing school reports, 
Pickard & Goss, horse and buggy for School 

Committee, 
Peter Blake, dinners and horse keeping, for 

Committee, 
A. H. Establishment, dinners and suppers for 

School Committee, 
S. W. Huckins, suppers for School Committee, 
T. W, Capen, care of Town Hall for School 

Committee, 
H. C. Rolfe, frame for School Committee, 
A. F, Holt, 8 pair hemisphere maps, 
" " " 8 United States maps. 
Assessors' services, taking census of children 
Second Baptist Society, use of Vestry, 
E. J. Baker, rent of land for Eliot School, 



3 50 
3 50 

14 90 

15 00 

2 50 
110 00 



20 


75 


10 00 


6 


00 




62 


80 


00 


40 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


20 


00 



$732 54 



Recapitulation. 









Stat, for 


Books 






SCHOOLS. 


Salaries. 


Fuel. 


desks. 


In. Sch. 


Incidentals 


Total. 


General School 














Expenses, 












732 54 


High School, 


2,300 00 


151 65 


141 32 


15 83 


430 33 


3,039 13 


Everett School,.. . 


1,700 00 


273 94 


13 75 


7 62 


333 26 


2,328 57 


Mather School,. .. 


1,734 29 


198 25 


7 56 


55 48 


296 40 


2,291 98 


Adams School, . . . 


1,400 00 


88 41 


7 36 


4 04 


219 74 


1,714 55 


Gibson School, • . . 


1,693 75 


96 44 


5 00 


9 68 


166 09 


1,970 96 


Winthrop School,. 


2,289 90 


294 02 


10 35 


7 84 


322 94 


2,925 05 


Norfolk School, . . 


1,400 00 


90 98 


13 00 


10 46 


144 31 


1,658 75 


Washington School 


1,583 65 


242 94 


39 73 


17 39 


400 91 


2,284 62 


Butler School,. . . . 


300 00 


28 52 


1 90 




16 58 


347 00 


Maverick School, . 


600 00 


100 00 


2 70 


42 


259 08 


962 20 


Bowdoin School,, . 


295 84 


31 56 


3 71 


35 


121 28 


452 74 




15,297 43 


1,691 71 


246 38 


129 11 


2,710 92 


20,708 09 



Philosophical Apparatus for High School, 447 75 
Furniture for Everett School Building, 822 85 



21 



Furniture for Mather School Buildmg, 867 43 

" Winthrop " " 1,041 62 

Erecting wall side of High School yard, 200 Ou 









|24,0S7 74 


CR. 




By appropriation, 


21,000 00 


income of Gibson School Fund, 


633 46 


" " Stonghton " 


247 90 


" " State " 


399 75 


cash received for old desks in Ma- 




ther School House, 


30 00 


cash received for old edition of Pel- 




ton's maps. 


40 00 



22,351 11 
Expended ov«er appropriation and in- 
come, 1,736 63 



$24,087 74 



Everett School Building. 



Paid John G. Allbright, for carpenter workand 

stock, 
L. B. Lock, Venetian blinds, &c., 
Smith, Felton & Co., window guards, screens, 

etc., 
Rankin & Piper, lumber, 
S. Gulliver, paint and painting house, 
John H. Bird, painting and varnishing, 
Solomon Piper, cement and lime, 
G. J. F. Bryant, services and advice, 
Ebenezer Eaton, advertising and selling old 

house, 
Barnabas Davis, for land to enlarge School 

House lot, 
Jacob Davis, for labor, 
John Sargent, labor, men and teams, 

'• •'' stones, cement and lime, 

Michael Ward, for labor, IS 37 



1,752 


55 


42 00 


70 


68 


145 


86 


40 


67 


78 


50 


23 


13 


35 


00 


9 00 


1,531 


56 


35 


12 


186 


62 


53 


05 



22 

Paid Surveyor of Highways, carting gravel into 

School House yard, 270 60 

Thomas Pearson, loam, and labor, 10 50 

Calvin Bird, elm trees, 15 75 



4,318 96 
Expended in 1855, 6,797 05 



11,116 01 
Unexpended, 323 99 



CR. 



11,440 00 



By appropriation in 1855, 8,000 00 

'' 1856, 3,000 00 

proceeds of sale of old School House, 440 00 



$11,440 00 



Mather School Building. 

Paid David B. Bartlett, carpenter work and 
stock. 
Chandler Fisher, carpenter work and stock, 
Bailey & Jenkins, doors and windows, 
Curtis & Clark, planed spruce boards, 
S. G. Kendrick, labor, 
Wm. Pope & Co., lumber, 

Henry Richards, door and sash frames, locks, &c. 
Neponset Iron Foundry Co., guards and pipes. 
King, Dexter & Co., paint and oil, 
Gordon & Bailey, painting. 
Pierce & Marshall, mason work, 
Preston & Flinn, bricks, lime, cement and sand, 
L. P. Moody, centre piece, 
E. V. Munroe, mortar and sand, 
C. J. Sumner, zinc and work, 
W. & W. K. White, registers and sink, 
Johonnot & Saunders, locks, &c., 
Butler, Keith & Hill, line, 
Oliver Whyte, wire, 



,821 


43 


92 


87 


10 25 


5 


70 


5 


00 


132 58 


. 4 00 


55 


31 


13 


43 


19 


32 


32 26 


35 


95 


20 00 


1 


71 


1 


68 


11 


00 


3 


15 


1 


89 


9 


50 



23 

Paid George Haynes & Son, putting up pipes, stock, 

■ etc., 

Michael Kelley, labor on out-building, 

G. F. Rhodes, cleaning cellar and moving furni- 
ture, 

J. R. Howard, labor, stones and loam, 

Ira Foster, nails, broom and brush, 

Gideon Beck, selling old school house, 

G. J. F. Bryant, plans for house, 

Thomas Kendrick, getting up plans, specifica- 
tions and superintending the building, 160 00 

Thomas Kendrick, cash paid gold leaf letters, 
brass figures, &c., 12 51 

Thomas Kendrick, whitewashing cellar and 

fence, 13 50 

Thomas Kendrick, cleaning and washing win- 
dows, 7 87 

Thomas Kendrick, grading yard, getting in fur- 
niture, &c. 9 55 

Thomas Kendrick, expressman, 1 74 



9 


94 


12 00 


5 


62 


76 


16 


7 


35 


10 


00 


15 


00 



5,618 27 
Expended in 1855, 2,585 86 



8,204 13 
Unexpended, 407 12 



$8,611 25 
CR. 

By appropriation in 1855, $8,000 00 

cash of John Sargent, 50 loads of stone, &,c., 17 50 
" C. A. Wood, old school house and fur- 
nace, 485 00 
H. Fisher, 87 perch stone, 108 75 



a 



$8,611 25 



WiNTHROP School Building. 

Paid John H. Burt & Co., final payment on con- 
tract, |2,000 00 
John H. Burt & Co., extra work, outbuildings, 
lumber, &c., 738 79 



24 

Paid Pierce & Marshall, mason work and stock, 133 72 

N. E. Papier Mache Co., centre flower and stock, 33 00 

E. H. R. Ruggles, window castings, 63 05 
J. J. Walworth & Co., heating apparatus, pipe, 

etc., 4S8 60 
W. A. Orcutt, lightning conductors, 70 00 
George Haynes & Son, ventilating registers, fun- 
nel, pump, pipe, &c., 126 15 
Asaph Churchill, getting title to Crehore's land, 5 00 
Eunice Vincent, for land, 218 40 
Ebenezer Eaton, selling Winthrop and Eliot 

school houses, 11 00 

Granite Railway Co., stone posts, 66 00 
Thomas Campbell, blasting rocks, building wall 

and setting posts, 69 00 

Robert Cunningham drawing stones for wall, 2 50 

R. M. Todd, cedar and chestnut posts, 2 10 

Ebenezer Weeman, iron railing, 162 08 

Robert Linahan, labor, 1 00 

John Russell, ' " 1 00 

Thomas Connor, " 13 06 

Patrick Brady, " 2 50 

Jacob Reible, " 5 00 

Bernard McGovern, '' 14 56 

T. Dolan, " with horse and cart, 94 61 

Bernard Martin, " 38 44 

• Charles Dignan, " 12 50 

Michael Carney, " 3 75 

Michael Morrisey, " 37 18 

Edward Fitzpatrick, '' 23 75 

John K. Hart, " 19 06 

Michael McGovern, '' . 38 75 

Patrick Camon, " 38 12 

William Mahoney, " 1 25 

William McGill, " 2 50 

William Morrow, " 2 50 

James Whalen, " 1 50 
J. Nute, " .13 ^^ 
tienry Crane, for seats, doors, stairs, sharpening 

drills and picks, 8 77 

E. H. R. Ruggles, grass seed, 80 

4,553 74 



25 
Expended in 1855, $8,346 66 



12,900 40 
Unexpended, 445 50 





$13,345 90 


CR. 




By appropriation in 1855, 


11,000 00 


" " 1856, 


1,200 00 


proceeds of sale of Winthrop School House, 


660 00 


" u u Eliot " " 


410 00 


" " " underpinning stone. 


33 15 


" " " furnace, 


28 50 


" " " outbuildings, 


14 25 




$13,345 90 



Washington School Building. 

Paid liUther Spear, Jr., carpenter work and stock, ; 
" " " outbuildings, fences, &c., 

H. W. Blanchard, carpenter work and stock, 
Howe, Pratt & Co., lumber and posts, 
J. W. Porter & Co., " 
Pierce & Marshall, repairing stone work, &c., 
L. F. Pierce, mason work on foundation, iron 

work, cement, &c., 
J. C. Robinson, irons, 
Neponset Iron Foundry Co., window guards, 

posts, pipes, &c., 
George Haynes & Son, force pump, pipe and 

labor, 
Caleb Hill, stones for well and wall. 
Granite Railway Co., cellar stones, 
Asa Robinson, drawing stones, 
Preston &- Flinn, bricks, cement and sand, 
E. Holmes &. Son, labor on house, 
Edward Preston, stones, 
Gordon &■ Bailey, painting fence and porch, 
Eben Tolman, surveying to find bounds of 

school house lot, 1 75 

4 



:258 27 


391 


00 


21 


79 


24 


12 


7 89 


8 


75 




• 


105 


12 




75 


172 


16 


40 


76 


8 80 


46 


00 


4 00 


10 50 


15 


00 


3 


00 


6 25 



26 



Paid Cornelius Dasey, labor of men and teams, 

stone and gravel, 93 28 

Thomas Pearson, carting, 2 16 

J. J. Walworth, heating apparatus, 540 00 

Charles Hunt; driving piles and horse hire, 7 50 

J. Pilsbury, labor of men and horses, 8 75 
C. O. Rogers, printing for proposals for building 

school house, 1 87 
Thomas Kendrick, procuring deeds, plans, spe- 
cifications, &c,, 40 00 
For furniture, as shown under Washington 

School, 568 12 



Expended in 1855, 



CR. 

By appropriation in 1855, 

" for furnishing school house, 

proceeds of sale of old school house, 
appropriation in 1856, 
cash received of Otis Wright, in 1856, 



Expended over. 



2,387 59 


9,391 42 


$11,779 01 


6,000 00 


1,900 00 


1,400 00 

1,250 00 

10 00 


10,560 00 
1,219 01 


$11,779 01 



Gibson School Building. 

Paid Robert Vose, for land, 
J. H. Burt & Co., on account of contract for 

building house, 
Eben Tolman, surveying land, making plans, 

and writing deeds, 
Eben Tolman, surveying gravel, 
Richard Wall, labor and carting gravel, 
John Keating, " " 
F. McCarty, laying wall. 



(C 



(( 



|2,000 00 
5,000 00 



12 75 


11 


25 


335 


22 


32 


64 


16 


62 


7,408 48 



27 

Unexpended, 2,591 52 

110,000 00 
CR. 
By appropriation, $10,000 00 



POOR IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Elisha Ford and wife, for services one year 

and three months. 
Benjamin Gushing, M. D., professional services, 
J. W. Carter &. Brother, flour and groceries, one 

year and nine months, 
A. & J. H, Upham, flour, groceries, crockery, &c., 289 58 
Andrew Glover, " 

A. D. Swan, " 

Benton & Carverly, butter and cheese, 
John Preston &, Sons, chocolate, 
Holden & Bullard, beef, pork and sausages, 
J. H. &. A. Sumner, meat, 
Kelton & Bird, " 

" " •' eggs, vegetables and fruit, 
J. M' Don aid, fish, 
Stone & Cox, grain, 
F. &. J. Farrington, grain, 
Joel K. Stone " 

Enoch Joy, milk, 
Otis Shepard, bread, 
Thomas Russell, bread, 
E. E. & E. Glover, domestic goods, 
W. &. A. Bacon, " " 

Wm. F, Pope, clothing, 

Doe, Hazleton &. Co., blankets and comforters, 
R. Gleason & Son, domestic goods, &c., 
S. W. Leonard, boots and shoes, 
Joel R. Howe, repairing boots and shoes, 
E. Ford, for pigs, 
" " 50 bushels potatoes, 
" " cash paid watchers for L. Howe and 

O. Jordan, 
" " for labor. 



$537 


50 


307 00 


453 66 


,289 


58 




77 


9 


28 


244 92 


17 


00 


72 


19 


99 


]1 


131 


24 


58 


06 


38 44 


163 72 


61 


48 


65 


30 


20 


70 


58 


69 


6 


25 


52 05 


103 


51 


7 37 


12 


50 


31 


40 


23 


27 


6 


47 


44 66 


32 85 


18 


50 


25 


77 



28 

Paid E. Ford, for provisions and clothing, 191 57 

Charles Taylor, ice, 10 00 

Charles Hunt, soap, 30 11 

C. J. Sumner, stove and fire board, 17 33 

" " " pipes, grates and repairs, 12 17 

" " " knives, forks, spoons and tin ware, 44 03 

Edward King, hay, 24 34 

T. J. Tolman, straw, 5 62 

Ebenezer Eaton, hay, 22 67 

" " cash for sundry articles, 2 40 

" " " to inmates, holidays, 12 50 

Lewis M. Howe, labor, 26 00 

Barnard Gaynard, " 5 50 

Michael Quigley, '• 46 94 

Michael Kelley, " 27 50 

Michael Feeley, " 42 00 

Patrick Dunikin, " 2 25 

Patrick Grady, " 100 00 

Thomas Payson, labor, men and oxen, 58 75 

Asa Davenport, carpenter work and stock, 166 98 

Wm. Pope, & Co. lumber, 116 55 

C. F. Preston, " and lime, 2 98 

J. P. Clapp, laths, 1 19 

L. H. Howe, glazing and painting, 3 61 

Briggs & Robinson, paint, oil and brushes, 36 32 

George Dodge, mason work and stock, 5 50 
C. A. Upham, wheelwright work, filing saws and 

weighing hay, 22 04 

Oliver Hall, crutch, bread trough, and repairs, 5 38 

E. V. Munroe, smith work, 2 47 

G. W. Tuckerman, smith work, 1 00 

O. Davenport & Co., " " 52 45 

J. Delano, repairing wagon, 3 50 

O. Davenport, use horse and cart, 18 00 
O. Shepard & Co., use horse and wagon, and flour 

barrels, 4 49 

A, B. Wilton, advice and medicine for horses, 6 50 
Isaac W. Hart, conveying paupers to Alms house, 2 00 

T. W. Capen, " " " " " 2 00 

S. H. Hebard, " " " " " 1 00 

Wilson Stanley, killing hogs and \ day's labor, 5 00 

Edward Preston, wood and coal, 25 lb 

Preston & Flinn, " " " 90 08 

$4,250 37 



29 



CR. 

By appropriation, $3,000 00 

cash for board of sundry persons, ] 63 25 

School Committee's dinners & suppers. 20 75 

Selectmen " ' 6 00 

labor, digging post holes and setting fence 

side of streets, 14 62 

labor, removing brush from back Berry 

and West streets, 
labor, removing snow in streets, 

" carting wood, 
" " distributing laws and resolves, 

" of inmate, 
sale of horse, 
" " pears, 
" " milk, 
" " calves, 
" '' squashes, 4 00, cabbages, 3 00, 

lard, 1 00, 
" " meat blocks, 
" " salt grass, 40 00, straw, 1 00, 
" " old iron, 1 25, grease, 4 95, 
pasturing cows, 
poundage fees, 
A. Davenport, his half of fence, 15 00, 

for shingles, 2 19, 
Mr. Bates, for burying horse, 
Mr. Shepard, for fagots. 



9 


50 


62 


25 




50 


15 


00 


5 


00 


100 


00 


145 


77 


15 


56 


18 


50 


8 


00 


34 


50 


41 


00 


6 


20 


18 


36 


5 


33 


17 


19 


3 


00 


40 


43 



$3,750 71 
Expended over, 499 66 



$4,250 37 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, cash to sundry persons, $81 00 
'■' " " " for coffins, 12 00 

Ebenezer Eaton, expense to Charlton, concerning 

pauper, 5 92 

" " cash to sundry persons 2 80 



7 47 


3 00 


17 00 


19 00 


13 90 


23 00 


20 00 


69 75 


9 43 


6 25 


39 00 


16 45 


11 43 



30 

Paid C. C. Holmes, professional services, in 1855, 65 00 
John Sargent, boarding Ira Mink, sick with small 

pox, 28 00 

Andrew Glover, groceries, delivered persons sick 

with small pox, 9 87 

R. F. Tolman, groceries, delivered sundry persons, 62 00 
E. B. Saunders " " "' '" 

R. Gleason & sons, " " 

A. & J. H. Upham '' " 

J. C. Talbot, " " 

T. & H. Liversidge, rent of house, 
Mary Leeds, nursing Mrs. Holmes, 
Mrs Joy, taking care of orphan children. 
City of Boston for support of sundry persons, 
Massachusetts General Hospital, board, 
City of Charlestown, board for sundry persons, 
Town of Wren tham, " " " " 

Superintendent of Alms house, expenses removing 

sundry persons to State Alms house, 
Mrs. Kelly, for boarding a child, 
R. M. Todd, wood and coal, delivered sundry per- 
sons, 1S55, 81 88 
" " " wood and coal, delivered sundry per- 
sons, 1856, 34 25 
Edward Preston, wood and coal, delivered sundry 

persons, 53 50 

Preston & Flinn. " '' " " " 

persons, 157 55 

C. F. Preston, " " " " " 

persons, 65 94 

Wm. A. Hunt, " 8 00 

Joshua Hunt, " 9 00 

Wm. Davenport, funeral expenses sundry persons, 10 00 
E. A. Smith, " " " " 15 50 



CR. 

By appropriation, 

amount of state pauper account, 
" from City of Boston, 
" " Town of Wayland, 

Expended over. 



$962 


19 


|800 


00 


14 25 


27 


00 


9 00 


850 25 


111 


94 



.$962 19 



31 



LUNATICS AT ASYLUM. 



Paid Ebenezer Eaton, for expenses of Marshall 
Floyd, Edward A. Capen, Elizabeth Bronsdon, 
Sarah P. Withington, and Ellen C. Williams, 
at the Lunatic Asylum, Taunton, to June 1, 



1856, 
Unexpended, 


628 06 
56 98 


CR. 

By appropriation, 

Received of Mrs. Floyd^ 

" ' William B. Bronsdon, for board of 
his wife, 
" Heirs of S. P. Withington, in full 
for her board, 


|685 04 

400 00 
26 00 

217 98 

41 06 




|685 04 



REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS. 

District No, 1. 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, for labor, 321 50 

" " use of horses and carts, 318 00 

Patrick Dunnikin, for labor, 207 54 

Patrick Feely, " 206 93 

Maurice Maloney, " 201 94 

Michael Feely, " 186 71 

Daniel Hart, ''• 66 63 

Lawrence Brannon, " 205 06 

Barney Gaynard, " 191 06 

Michael Quigley, " 63 62 

Thomas Pay son, " men and oxen, 11 75 

" " for culvert stones, 1 00 

John Delano, smith work, 6 33 

E. Y. Miuiroe, " 1 00 

O. Davenport & Co., smith work, 57 79 
" '■ " for post hole shovels, fence 

irons, &xj. 32 10 

M. C. Warren & Co., shovels, 4 00 



32 



Paid Enoch Fenno, wheelwright work, 
" " cart body, 

" " painting and iron work, 

I. Turner, repairing harnesses, 
Martha Baker, 27 loads gravel in 1855, 
Ebenezer Wales, 726 loads gravel, 
Bradish Billings estate, 669 loads gravel, 
Henry Humphreys, 110 loads gravel in 1855, 
" " 107 ■' in 1856, 



8 


60 


14 00 


10 


12 


5 


50 


2 


70 


58 


08 


53 


52 


13 75 


13 37 



$2,262 50 



District No, 2. 



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Paid Joseph Pillsbury, for labor, 

" " ^' use of horses and carts, 

Bartholomew Kelly, for labor, 

Thomas Hurley, 

Cornelius Lynes, 

Owen Dailey, 

Miles Maloney, 

Dennis Connelly, 

Jerry Harrigan, 

Daniel Mahoney, 

Patrick SulHvan, " 

O'Brien McDonald, " 

Jerry Murphy, " 

Cornelius Dasey, horses and carts, 

J. C. Robinson, smith work, 

M. C. Goodhue, '^ 

M. C. Warren, shovels, 

Joseph Pillsbury, " 

" " bucket and line, 

" " plank for drains, 

" " mending harness, &c., 

H. W. Blanchard, culverts, 

Jacob Foster, repairing bridge, 

J. B. Rogers, 

William Pope & Co , lumber for Tenean Bridge, 
" '' " " Bowdoin Street, 

Howe, Pratt & Co., carting lumber, 

I. Turner, repairing harness, 



|256 


49 


345 


50 


226 


23 


216 


73 


40 


12 


40 25 


77 00 


25 


31 


110 


61 


138 


71 


32 


50 


30 00 


46 24 


233 93 


21 


32 


1 


32 


4 00 


5 


32 


1 


56 


2 


17 


1 


37 


4 32 




50 


1 


50 


9 


46 


, 17 


34 


2 


75 


5 


38 



33 

Paid Eben Tolman, measuring gravel in bank, 2 45 

Jonathan Jones, labor on fence, 2 50 

|1,902 88 



'J 



District No. 3. 

Paid Jonathan Harod, for labor, 

" " " use of horses and carts, 

Lawrence Brannon, for labor, 
Patrick Riley, " 

Thomas Connor, " 

Cornelius Linnehan, " 
Edward McDaniel, " 
Cornelius Hickey, " 

Thomas Coyle, " 

Richard Wall, " 

" " for horses and carts, 

John Keating, " labor, 

" " " horses and carts, 

Thomas Baldwin, use of "in 1855 

" " " " in 1856, 

E. H. R. Ruggles, « " in 1856, 

James Dorr, for oxen and cart, 
Charles Walker, for blasting rocks, 
T. Campbell, " " " 

Barney Gaynard, " " " 

S. W. Haley, smith work, 
Henry Crane, " " 

I. Turner, repairing harness, 
M. C. Warren & Co., shovels, 
Jonathan Harod, " 

Thomas Payson, covering stones, 
C. R. (fe C. Mitchell, " " 

Francis Skinner, 24 loads stone, 
J. W. Hatch, stones, 
Ebenezer Wales, 293 loads gravel 
Estate of B. Billings, 478 loads gravel 
Isaac S. Houghton, 500 loads gravel, 
John Keating, 24 " 



343 50 


, 254 50 


1 25 


200 92 


145 29 


199 29 


144 04 


189 67 


202 44 


141 05 


228 50 


2 50 


5 00 


3 00 


15 50 


7 37 


1 75 


96 


3 72 


5 00 


35 50 


16 31 


5 50 


4 00 


2 00 


4 00 


6 38 


1 92 


1 25 


23 44 


38 24 


30 00 


2 40 



|2,2^6 19 



34 



Whole amount expended, 
Unexpended, 



CR. 



By appropriation, 

Daniel Harwood, for stones, 

Thomas Dolan, " 

Everett School Building, 820 yards gravel, 



6,431 57 
1,855 37 

^8,286 94 



8,000 00 

2 50 

13 84 

270 60 



,286 94 



5 

5 



50 
00 



REMOVING SNOW IN ROADS. 

Paid John Mears, cash paid sundry persons re- 
moving snow, 25 00 

C. A, Wood, cash paid sundry persons removing 

snow, 142 23 

Jonathan Harod, himself and men, 138 97 ' 

William Clapp, men and teams, removing snow, 6 00 

E. W. Robinson, 

Ebenezer Wales, " " " 

John Keen, 

Elihu Greenwood, 

Thomas Payson, 

A. D. Capen, 

Milton James, 

James Dorr, 

J. W. Hatch, removing snow, 

Daniel Talbot, 

Daniel Hart, 

M. Williams, " 

Michael Quigley, " 

H. W. Blanchard, snow shovels, 

Superintendent Alms House, men and horse, re- 
moving snow, 1856, 57 00 

Superintendent Alms House, men and horse, re- 
moving snow, 1857, 5 25 

Michael Doody, removing snow, 7 00 

Thomas Hurley, " " 6 00 



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55 00 

46 24 

26 00 

6 25 

8 46 

110 41 






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5 

7 
3 

2 
4 



12 
36 

00 
50 

00 
00 



35 



Paid Thomas Mahony, removing snow, 
George Barry, " " 



CR. 

By appropriation, 

expended over appropriation, 



I 25 

I 00 



|677 54 

550 00 
127 54 

$677 54 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Engine No. 1. 

Paid Engine Company, 

Fiske & Crane, services as steward, 
Lorenzo Gurney, " " 

R. F. Tolman, refreshments, oil and fluid, 
Rowland & Harding, refreshments, 



J. C. Talbot, 



bowls, oil and fluid 



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II 



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Edwin B. Bennette, fire pole, 

H. Crane, repairs on engine, 

"William Wendemuth, leather, 

Fearing & Co.; manilla, &c., 

George Baynton, repairs, 

D. H. Gilbert, 

William Tucker, 

J. A. Tucker, 

Lorenzo Gurney, 

Shelton & Cheever, new hose and repairs, 

Samuel Tileston, varnishing carpet and setting 

glass, 
Charles Tileston, lanterns and repairs, 
Roulstone & Syfferman, caps, 
Fiske & Crane, use of horses to draw engines 

to fires, 
John Stacy, for carting, 



100 00 
25 00 
25 00 
30 47 
12 02 

, 12 32 

2 50 

25 13 



1 

6 
5 

2 
1 



Engine No. 2. 

Paid Engine Company, 

George H. Barnes, services as steward. 



50 
78 
50 
50 
00 
95 
1 00 
166 54 

5 00 

8 23 

13 00 

38 25 
1 25 

$484 54 



100 00 
25 00 



36 

Paid James H. Bird, services as steward, 12 50 

W. A. Webster, " " 12 50 

A. & J. H. Upham, refreshments, 29 87 

A. D. Swan, " oil and fluid, 38 76 
Isaac Field & Co., " 22 70 
J. Whorf, " oil, fluid, &c., 46 20 
Rowland & Harding, " 6 00 
E. Clapp, Jr., stationery, 3 40 
Hunneman & Co., spanner, air chamber and 

other repairs, 42 85 

J. Delano, spanners, &c., 8 00 

G. H. Barnes, oil and washer, 7 00 

W. A. Webster, shears and milk, 80 

I. Turner, repairs, 3 24 

S. J. Willis, signal and square lanterns, 15 17 

E. V. Munroe, door fastenings, 3 25 

Charles A. Upham, poll and iron work, 3 38 

T. M. Marshall, carpenter work and lumber, 22 60 

Howe & Eaton, labor and stock, 28 13 

J. P. Clapp, lumber, 18 42 

Howe, Pratt & Co., lumber, 48 80 

William Spargo, carpenter work, 31 20 

Bowe's Express, carting, 4 25 

B. Royce, " 50 
John Stacy, " 50 
R,. Cunningham, horse, drawing engine to fires, 2 50 

C. F. Preston, coal and bark, 18 00 
Amasa Pray, " 10 75 



$566 27 



Engine No. 3. 

Paid Engine Company, 

David Ripley, services as steward, 
William Withingtoo, refreshments, oil, &c., 
Hunneman & Co., air chamber, tongue and re- 
pairs, 
S. W. Haley, repairs on hose carriage, 
William G. Swan, repairs, 
Thomas R. Cooper, painting. 



100 00 


50 


00 


15 


15 


48 


75 


3 


32 


7 00 


1 


75 



37 



Paid S. J. Willis, lanterns and repairs, 3 50 

B. Royce, carting, 50 

$229 97 



Engine No. 4. 

Paid Engine Company, 

Enoch Fenno, services as steward, 

Peter Cook, " " 

Henry Clark, Jr., refreshments, oil and fluid, 

Charles Tileston, oil can, 

Enoch Fenno, refreshments, 

'• " spanner belts and work, 

Shelton & Cheever, repairs, 
G. L. Fisher, "" 

J. W. Sloan, " 

Gay & Allen, " 

Peter Cook, labor, 
S. J. Willis, signal lantern, 
I. W. Hart, for a sled, 
John Stacy, carting, 
William Hall, lock and keys, 
Henry Beckwith, horse several times, 
Fiske & Crane, 



Engine No. 5. 



mo 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


23 


38 




96 


3 


32 


3 57 


25 


00 


5 


67 


■ 7 


50 


1 


95 


1 


00 


10 


50 


15 


00 


7 25 


6 20 


6 


00 


1 00 



|268 30 



Paid Engine Company, 100 00 

Isaac H. Fish, services as steward up to Feb. 1, 

1857, 
Howland & Harding, refreshments, fluid and 

stationery, 
Nathan Holbrook, refreshments, 
E. B. Saunders, " 

Daniel Spear, '' 

J. T. Murphy, castor oil and repairs, 
Hunneman & Co., extension arms, 
Shelton & Cheever, new hose and repairs. 



1. ■ 

62 50 


74 


85 


20 


00 


2 


33 


3 


43 


13 


77 


28 


00 


101 


63 



38 

Paid William G. Swan, repairs on house and engine, 
" " bell, torches and lanterns, 

" " furnishing water and fixings, 

J. C. Robinson, smith work, 

William Hammond, repairs on hose carriage, 

E. Breck, painting engine, 

R. French, repairs, 

D. H. Gilbert, repairs, 

Marshall Gordon, glazing, 

Henry Crane, labor and stock, 

George Baynton, machinist labor, 

S. J. Willis, signal lantern, 

Thomas Pearson, carting, 

C. F. Billings, horse drawing engine to fire, 



, 55 31 


33 00 


, 53 


99 


23 25 


3 


00 


35 


00 


1 


25 


11 


75 




40 


13 


50 


14 00 


13 


50 


11 


69 


3 00 



$679 15 



Engine No. 6. 



Paid Engine Company, 

Ralph Ware, services as steward, 
Theodore Hersey, " " " 

A. & J. H. Upham, refreshments and oil, 
" " " " " hubb runners, 

Hunneman & Co/ painting and repairs, 

Shelton & Cheever, new hose, pipes and repairs 

Oliver Davenport &. Co., smith work, 

Humphries & Silsby, pump and repairs, 

J. N. Berry, repairs, 

C. J. Sumner, Lamps, &c., 

C. P. Tolman, stove work, 

T. R. Cooper, painting hats, 

C. A. Upham, wheelwright work, 

Hartford Davenport, carpenter work 

" " horse to draw engine to fires, 

B. Royce, carting, 
J. Silsby, use of horse and wagon, 



|100 00 


25 00 


25 00 


8 27 


16 00 


46 92 


, 203 80 


6 71 


23 86 


2 00 


1 13 


1 12 


2 25 


3 42 


5 21 


es, 7 00 


3 60 


2 00 



|483 19 



General Expenses. 
Paid S. H. Hebard, services as chief engineer, $100 00 



39 



Paid Ebenezer Bird, services as assistant engineer, $15 00 

Robert White, " " " " 15 00 

G. L. Fislier, " " " " 15 00 

Wm. G. Swan, " " " " 15 00 

Alfred Clapp, " " " " 15 00 

T. W. Capen, " " police at fires, 8 00 

" " " care of town hall for engineers, 1 50 

S. H. Hebard, clearing snow from reservoirs, 5 00 
Wm. G. Swan, cash paid oil for different engines, 38 25 

T. R. Cooper, badges and ribbons for engineers, 9 00 

Moore & Crosby, printing, 1 50 

David Clapp, " rules and regulations, 4 75 

J. G. Torrey, " blanks for engineers, 2 00 
City Hotel, Roxbury, refreshments furnished out 

of town firemen, 7 30 
Nathan Holbrook, refreshments furnished out of 

town firemen, 10 00 

E. J. Baker, rent of land, engine house No. 1, 10 00 

Henry Clark, " " " " " " 3, 12 00 



$284 30 



Recapitulation. 

Engine No. 1 

" 2 
« u 3 

- u u 4 

" 6 
General expenses of fire department 


$484 54 
566 27 
229 97 
268 30 
679 15 
483 19 
284 30 


CR. 

By appropriation, 

Expended over, 


$2,995 72 

^2,500 00 
■ ^ 495 72 




$2,995 72 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid John Mears, for services as Selectman, Over- 
seer of the poor, and surveyor of Highways, 
one year, $250 00 



40 



Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, for service as Selectman, 
Overseer of the poor, and surveyor of High- 
ways, one year, 



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Charles A. Wood, 
Axel Dearborn, 
Dexter E. Wadleigh, 

to May 22, 1855, 
Robert Richardson, 

six months, 
Eben Tolman, for services as Clerk, 
William Withington, " " Treasurer, 

" " " " Collector, 

John Mears, extra services as Assessor, in 1855, 
E. H. R. Ruggles, " " " " " 

Charles A. Wood, " " " " " 

Axel Dearborn, " " " " " 

Rob't Richardson," " " '•' " 

William Withington, assisting Assessors," 
Oliver Hall, services as Assessor, 
William Tolman, " 
Robert Yose, " 

Harvey Howe, " 

Sylvester H. Hebard, " " " 

Willian Withington, assisting Assessors, " 



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$250 00 
250 00 
250 00 

62 50 

125 00 

150 00 

100 00 

400 00 

40 00 

25 00 

25 00 

15 00 

40 00 

40 00 

125 00 

125 00 

125 00 

125 00 

125 00 
35 00 



CR. 



By appropriation. 

Expended over. 



$2,682 50 



|2,600 00 
82 50 

|2,682 50 



CEMETERIES. 

North Cemetery. 

Paid Lemuel T. Hunt^ for building a new hearse 
house, 
William Davenport, labor, 
O. Davenport, smith and carpenter work, 
H. Park, removing borers from trees 



ISO 00 


68 25 


2 50 


1 75 



$252 50 



41 



South Cemetery. 

Paid Lemuel T. Hunt, for building a new hearse 
house, 
Daniel Talbot, for labor, 
Thomas W. Capen, steps, 
John A. Tucker, repairing harness, 
WilHam Tucker, repairing hearse, 
E. C. Wilder, burying an unknown person, 



Unexpended, 

OR. 

By appropriation, 



$180 00 


51 


75 


1 


00 


3 25 


2 


00 


2 


00 


|240 


00 


|492 


50 


7 


50 


$500 00 


$500 


00 



INSTALLMENTS AND INTEREST ON NOTES. 

Paid Provident Institution for Savings in Boston, 

(part of principal,) ^ $3,000 00 

Provident Institution for savings, interest, 2,040 00 

Dedham Savings Bank for " 414 00 

Dorchester " " " " 120 00 

Third Religious Society's note $500, interest $15, 515 00 

R. G. Living, Trustee, inierest, 120 00 

Robert Yose, interest, 147 00 

C. P. Ripley, " 13 50 

Lusanna Tucker," 60 00 

A. C. Talbot, " 60 00 

Edward Whiting," 120 00 



$6,609 50 



CR. 



By appropriation, $6,324 00 

Expended over, 285 50 

$6',609 50 



42 



INTEREST ON MONEY BORROWED IN ANTICI- 
PATION OF TAXES. 

Paid Blue Hill Bank, interest, $623 60 

Mattapan u a 607 33 



SAFE FOR ASSESSORS. 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 



$1,230 83 
Unexpended, 269 17 

$1,500 00 
CR. 
By appropriation, $1,500 00 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Paid William Withington, on tax of 1854, $35 65 

" " " 1855, 702 96 

" " " 1856, 1,476 56 



$2,215 17 



CR. 

By appropriation, $1500 00 

Expended over, 715 17 



$2,215 17 



Paid John E. Wilder, for a safe, $250 00 

Less unexpended, 50 00 



$300 00 



CR. 

By appropriation, $300 00 



Paid William Withington, salary, $300 00 

A. S. Mansfield, for brandy, 48 46 

" " " gin, 28 35 



43 



Pain A. S. Mansfield for wine 



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rum. 



William Withington, for transportation, 



Unexpended, 



CR. 

By appropriation, 

Amount of profit on sales, 



|19 


88 


38 


30 


3 37 


$438 


36 


36 


44 



|474 80 



$300 00 
174 80 

$474 80 



INCIDENTAIi EXPENSES. 






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Paid John Mears, preparing: report, 
E. H. R. Ruggles, 
C. A. Wood, 
Axel Dearborn, 
Robert Richardson 
E. Tolman, obtaining statitstics of births, and 

recording births, marriages and deaths, 
Wm. Davenport, returning statistics of deaths, 
Wm. Tolman, " '' " 

E. C. Wilder " " " 

E. A. Smith, " '' " 

John Robie. attending town meetings, 
S. H. Hebard, posting warrants ahd voting lists 
for Town Meetings, notifying Officers of their 
elections, and services as Constable, 
S. H. Hebard, carting reports from Boston, and 
distributing them, 
" " balance due for distributing laws 

in 1855, 
T. W. Capen, care of Town liall, for Town 
Officers, Town Bleetings, and attending meet- 
ings as Constable, 
Wm. Tolman, distributing town reports, 
S. H. Willis, services as Constable at Town 
Meeting, 



$25 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


35 


00 


63 


90 


13 


10 


1 


30 


1 


50 


2 


40 


4 


50 


26 


00 


13 00 



7 50 



70 74 
5 00 

1 50 



44 

Paid Wm. A. Gilbert, distributing town reports, $6 50 

" " " envelopes, town meting, 2 00 

Harvey Howe, " " " 2 00 

E. W. Robinson, '' " " 1855, 1 50 

Selectmen, for assistance at November meeting, 15 00 
Superintendent Alms House, distributing laws, 15 00 
Wm. Davenport, ringing bell for town meeting, 3 00 
Wm. Yv^'ithington, examining records and record- 
ing deeds, 13 99 
" " expense to Dedham, postage, 

stationery, &c., 15 21 

" , *' cleaning weights and balances, 1 00 

David Clapp, printing annual report, and list of 

jurors, 148 57 

" " " collector's summonses, 7 00 

Thomas Groom, stationery for Selectmen, 1855, 5 45 
C. C. P, Moody, printing Assessor's notices and 

Tax bills, 25 00 

J, G. Torrey, " town meeting warrants, 

list of votes, &c., 35 48 

Sanborn, Carter & Basin, Massachusetts Towns- 
men for Selectmen, 1 25 
A. R. Gay, blank books, stationery, for Selectmen, 4 36 
E. Clapp, Jr., blank book and index, " " 1 05 
" " " books and stationery delivered to 

Assessors, 33 10 

'^ " " binding old valuation books for 

Assessors, 
" " " book for Collector, 
Oliver Hall, book case for Assessors, 

" " cushions " " 
Peter Blake, dinners for town officers at town 
meetings, 
" " dinners and luncheons for Assessors, 
Alms House Establishment, dinners for Selectmen, 
Rufus Choate, services in the case, Vinal vs. 

Town of Dorchester, 
J. C. Hewins, himself, horse and sleigh, in the 

case, Vinal vs Town of Dorchester, 
B. W. Adams, two days services, in the case, 

Yinal vs Town of Dorchester, 
Asaph Churchill, advice, writing a release, 

getting truancy law adopted, recorded, &c., 9 25 

Asaph Churchill, services respecting B. & N. Y. 

C. Railroad, 30 00 



13 00 

1 87 
15 00 

6 25 


49 52 

233 92 

6 00 


50 00 


8 00 


4 00 



45 



Paid Asaph Churchill, for Sheriff's and Clerk's fees, 

respecting B.&N.Y.C. Railroad, $34 60 
" " drafting report abontD. A. R. Co., 5 00 

W. S. Leland's opinion given Assessors concern- 
ing taxation, 5 00 
Edward Jarvis, attending court at Dedham by 

direction of Board of Health, in IS55 and 1S56, 10 00 
Pettes cfc Lovejoy, carpet and rug for Selectmen's 

room, at Alms house, 36 00 

Elisha Ford, paid for making carpet, 1 75 

Bates (fe Goldthwait, hocking and oil carpet, 4 96 

C. P. Tolman, stove work and stock at Town Hall, 13 62 
George Dodge, repairing chimney and stock at 

Town Hall, ' 1 75 

Roswell Gleason, rebronzing lamps for Town 

Hall, 5 16 

h, F. Pierce, whitewashing and stock, at Town 

Hall, 10 00 

T. W. Capen, setting glass, Town Hall, 60 

" •' pencils and tape used at Town 

meeting, 36 

Eben Tolman surveying part of school pasture, 2 25 
" " " to widen corners of 

Park and Adams streets, 2 50 

Eben Tolman, writing specifications, agree- 
ments, &c., 3 25 
City of Boston, part of expense erecting monu- 
ments, between the City and this town, 62 12 
Leonard H. Howe, damages to chaise by ob- 
struction in road at Field's Corner, in 1855, 20 00 
John Kane, injuries sustained by falling through 

Tenean Bridge, 
J. D. Reinhard, watering streets, July 4, 1855, 
L. Haskell, silver plated plate and lettering for 

flag staff, 
Town of Quincy, taxes, 
E. H. Brainard, runners for hearse, 
I, S. Houghton, land taken to widen Norfolk 

street, as per agreement, 1855, 20 00 

Zelotes Kenney. land taken to widen Sanford 

street, as per agreement, 1855, ' 25 00 

Jefferson Pratt, land taken to widen Walnut 

street, as per agreement, 1855, 4 69 



35 


00 


10 


00 


14 00 


5 


56 


25 


00 



46 

Paid Otis Wright, land taken to widen Walnut 

street, as per agreement, 161 32 

'Daniel Harwood, land to widen Adams street, 170 00 
Cornelius Dasey, widening and lowering hill on 

Adams Street, 150 00 

Henry- Pierce, land to widen Adams street, 71 25 

E. J. Baker, running lines of Dorchester Avenue, 23 50 
C. E. C. Breck, helping run lines, " 6 00 

John Sargent, finding stone and building cul- 
verts, Dorchester Avenue, 30 00 
Thomas Campbell, labor on wall, Dorchester 

Avenue, 103 13 

Maurice Sheehan, building culvert across Dor- 
chester Avenue, 106 00 
Maurice Sheehan, constructing continuation of 

Linden street, 182 75 

Maurice Sheehan, constructing road from Lower 

Mills to Eoxbury, as per contract, 1854, 258 00 

C. F. Preston, lumber for Tenean Bridge, 34 Tij 

Joseph Pillsbury, work on " " 13 24 

Alms House Establishment, labor of men and 

horse, Tenean Bridge, 10 50 

Alms House Establishment, labor of men and 

horse, Bowdoin street, 62 

Alms House Establishment, clearing brush on 

Back, Berry, and West streets, 9 50 

Alms House Establishment, setting posts corner 

of Park and Adams streets, 2 50 

B. C. Bowker, carpenter work and spikes, Park 

street Bridge, 4 67 

C. F. Preston & Co., lumber, Park street Bridge, 11 78 
J. P. Clapp, lumber, Park and Commercial sts., 35 34 
Asa Davenport, carpenter work and nails on 

fence, corner of Park street, 22 05 

Asa Davenport, carpenter work on Tenean bridge, 6 00 
" " " " on railing railroad 

crossing near Stoughton street, 18 00 

Asa Davenport, carpenter work on railing at 

Franklin street, 6 00 

Asa Davenport, carpenter work and nails. Com- 
mercial street, 11 92 

Samuel Downer, land taken at the corner of Com- 
mercial and Pleasant streets, 150 00 

Samuel Downer, building wall 127 50 



47 

Paid Wm. Pope, lumber for fence at N. Y. C. R. R. 

crossing, 11 53 

Alms House Establishment, posts for fence, N. Y, 

C. R. R. crossing, 6 25 

Michael Kellj^, digging post holes, 5 00 

Edward Gassett, part of expense removing rocks 

in front of his land on Bowdoin street, 50 00 

James C.Sharp, showing bounds on Ashmont st. i 00 
Estate of John Preston, 2| acres gravel land, 2,000 00 
Walter Preston, -| fence between Town's land and 

estate of J. Preston, 20 09 



Paid S. H. Wilhs, services as night watch, 
^\ ilson Stanley, " " 

John Robie, " " 

Seth Crane, " " 

AVilham G. Seavey, " " 

John E. Jones, " " 

Isaac W. Hart, " " 

Wilson Stanley, and an assistant as police, 
B. F. Hebard, as police, 
S. H. Hebard, " 



John Robie, 
Wm. G. Seavey, " 
J. E. Jones, " 

F. C. Ruggles, " 
W. F. Porter, '' 
Isaac W. Hart, " 



|5,277 


OS 


366 


00 


366 


00 


366 


00 


366 


00 


366 


00 


366 


00 


54 00 


26 


00 


17 00 


5 


00 


9 


00 


13 


00 


13 


00 


5 


00 


5 


00 


S 


00 


2,351 


00 


|7,62S 


08 


467 


79 


|8,095 


87 


424 


56 



Money drawn from Treasury, for Lock-np, 

Unexpended, 

8,520 43 

CR. 

By appropriation, |8,500 00 

cash of John Barnard, rent of land, 4 50 



8 


00 


15 


43 


7 50 



48 

By Cash of J. P. & C. P, Tolman, rent of land, 
" John Haven, for interest, 
" sundry persons, 

$8,520 43 

As there was no appropriation last year for the payment 
due for constructing road from Lower Mills to Roxbury, as 
per contract in 1854; for constructing the continuation of 
Linden street, as per contract in 1855 ; also for the purchase 
of gravel land, and the Town's half of the expense of 
building a Lock-up; therefore those accounts have been 
charged to Incidental Expenses. 



PRISON HOUSE OR LOCK-UP. 

Paid Estate of Walter Baker, for land, 225 00 

R. M. Todd, lumber, 381 98 

L. F. Pierce, mason work, 134 00 

Joseph C. Doane, labor and stock, 75 88 

Vose & Chapman, labor and paint, 19 80 

D. G. Corliss & Co., stone work and stock, 44 21 
Henry Crane, smith work, 49 10 
Daniel Rickerby, slating roof and stock, 75 29 
Henry Durell, stone, 17 00 
J. C. Talbot, nails, 9 24 
Thomas Lee, labor, 53 62 
Preston &, Flinn, sand, 1 50 
Wm. Adams & Co-, iron door and lock, 31 28 

E. H. R. Ruggles, locks, 4 00 
John Stacy, carting, 1 00 
John Robie, furnishing lock-up, 17 27 
G. Haynes & Son, stove and sundry articles, 15 41 
Asaph Churchill, writing indentures, 5 00 

$1,160 58 

CR. 

By appropriation for purchase of land, $225 00 

cash of Milton, for one half the expense of 

building and furnishing Lock-up, 467 79 



49 



The money raised for Lock-ups in 1.855 having 
'been spent for other purposes, it was necessary 
to transfer from the appropriation for Incidental 
Expenses, 467 79 

$1,160 58 



DEBT OF THE TOWN. 



Treasurer's Note to Dedham Savings Institu- 
tion, 2,000 00 
Treasurer's Note, to Robert G. Living, 2,000 00 

$4,000 00 



HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. 

Treasurer's Note to Lusanna Tucker, 1 ,000 00 

" to John Talbot, 1,000 00 

" to Robert Vose, 1,000 00 

Notes to Mary Gushing, 2,000 00 

$5,000 00 






BUILDING NEW SCHOOL HOUSES, LAND, &c. 
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$56,350 00 



50 



INVENTORY OF SCHOOL FUND. 

Gibson School Fund. 

Lyman Willard's Note and Mortgage, 
Charles Hunt's 
Theodore L. Howe's " 

Alexander Pope's 

Geo. A. Houghton's 

Henry Jenkins, 

John Dolan's 

John Keen's 

Judah M, Bellows, 

Peter Blake, 

United States Loan of 1842 



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342 00 


213 75 


1,660 43 


474 00 


464 31 


501 92 


604 88 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


3,000 00 



$11,192 41 



STOUGHTON SCHOOL FUND. 

23 shares State Bank Stock, par value, $60, 1^380 00 

7 shares Tremont Bank Stock, par value, |100, ; 700 00 
4 shares Blue Hill Bank Stock, par value, |100, ' 400 00 
4 shares Western Railroad Stock, par value, $100, 400 00 

Donald Furguson's note and mortgage, 440 00 



$3,320 00 
$14,512 41 



TOWN PROPERTY. 

John A. Haven's note and mortgage, 
Benjamin F. Glover's note. 
Amount due from Taxes, 
Balance in Treasury, Feb. 1, 1857, 



257 20 
100 00 



51 



TAXES. 

The amount of Taxes assessed on the Real and Personal 
Estates of the Town of Dorchester, for the year 1856, 
was as follows, viz. : — 

Number of Polls, 2,119, 

Yalne of Real Estate, $6,958,200 00 



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" Personal Estate, 3,708,000 00 



Total, $11,321,700 00 



State Tax, 6,570 00 

County Tax, 7,639 86 

Town Tax, 57,774 00 

Overlayings, 1,591 55 

Total Tax, |73,575 42 
Rate $6 60 per $1,000. 



52 



Dr. William Withington, Town Treasurer, in Account Current 

To Balance in the Treasury, Febrnary 1, 1856, $6,882 15 

Cash received for school account 40 00 

" " " proceeds of sale of Winthrop and 

Eliot School Houses, 1,145 90 

" " " proceeds of sale of Mather School 

House, 623 75 

•' " " proceeds of sale of Everett School 

House, 440 00 

*' " " sundries at Washington School 

House, 10 00 

2,219 65 

•' " by loans for Washington, Everett 
and Winthrop new School Build- 
ings, 5,450 00 

«« " loan for Gibson School House, 10,000 00 

15,450 00 

« " from Gibson School Fund, 633 46 

" " " Stoughton " 247 90 

« " of Commonwealth, for School Fund, 399 75 

1,281 11 

" " for sales of horse, produce, &c., at 

Alms House farm 750 71 

" " of Commonwealth and towns, for 

pauper account, 50 25 

" " of individuals, for support of lunatics 

in Asylum, 285 04 

1,086 00 

«« " for Highway Account, 286 94 

" " " Liquor Agency, 174 80 

" " " account of incidental expense,. . 35 43 

" " of town of Milton, for account of 

Lock-up, 467 79 

« " for balance of tax, for 1855, 6,458 78 

" " " interest on Tax of 1855, v, 102 69 

«' •« «« part of tax of 1856, 65,000 18 

71,561 65 

'* " of Dorchester Savings Bank, (in an- 
ticipation of tax,) 1,000 00 

" *' of Blue Hill Bank, (in anticipation 

of tax,) 3,938 00 

" *' of Mattapan Bank, (in anticipation 

of tax,) 3,938 00 

8,876 00 

$108,361 52 



53 

from, Feb 1, 1856, to Feb. 1, 1857, with the Town of Dorchester, Cr. 

By cash paid Salaries of School Teachers, 15,297 43 

" " Fuel for schools, 1,59171 

" " Stationery for Teachers' Desks 246 38 

" " Books for Indigent Scholars, 129 11 

" " Incidental expenses of Schools, 2,710 92 

" " General School Expenses, 732 54 

20,708 09 

" " Philosophical Apparatus for High School, 447 75 
" " Erecting wall side of High School yard,. 200 00 

647 75 

" " Furniture for Everett School Building,... 822 85 

" " " " Mather " " 867 43 

" " " '« Winthsop " " 1,04162 

" Everett School Building, 4,318 96 

" " Mather " 5,618 27 

" Winthrop " 4,553 74 

" " Washmgton " and furniture,. . 2,387 59 

" " Gibson School Buildmg, 7,408 48 

27,018 94 

" " Support of Poor in Alms House, 4,250 37 

" " " " out of Alms House,.... 962 19 

" " " Lunatics at Asylum, 628 06 

5,840 62 

" " Repair of Highways, 6,431 57 

" " Removing snow in roads, 677 54 

7,109 11 

" " Fire Department, 2,995 72 

" " Town Officers, 2,682 50 

" " Cemeteries, 492 50 

'• " Installments and Interest on Notes, 6,609 50 

" " Interest on money borrowed in anticipa- 
tion of taxes, 1 ,230 83 

" " Abatement of Taxes, 2,269 17 

" Safe for Assessors, 250 00 

' Liquor Agency, 438 36 

' Incidental Expenses, 7,628 08 

• Lock-up and Land, 1 ,160 58 

" " State Tax, 6,570 00 

" " County Tax, 7,639 86 

" " Gibson School Fund Investment, 1,000 GO 

102,291 61 
Balance in the Treasury, 6,069 91 

^108,361 52 

WILLIAM WITHINGTON. Town Treasurer. 
Dorchester, Feb, 10, 1857. 

The subscribers having examined the Treasurer's Accounts, hereby certify 
the same to have been correctly kept. 

His receipts for the year ending January 31st, 1857, were $108,361 52, 
and his pavments duly vouched for, by orders drawn by the Selectmen, were 
$102,291 61. 

Balance in the Treasuay, Feb 1, 1857, is $6,069 91, as appears in the 
foregoing account, E. J. BISPHAM, \ /j,,^,-^^^ 

^ ° EDWARD PIERCE, 5 •^"^^'o''^- 



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PERSONAL PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE 

TOWN. 

In charge of the Superintendent of the Alms house. 

15 feather beds, 18 straw beds, 14 bedsteads, 14 pair large 
sheets, 5 pair small sheets, 14 pair pillow cases, 5 pair color- 
ed blankets, 3 pair milled blankets, 1 pair home made 
blanketSj 16 comforters, 8 cotton bed quilts, 5 woollen bed 
quilts. 

1^ bbls. salt pork, 4 legs and 2 shoulders ham, .50 lbs. but- 
ter, 40 bushels potatoes, 200 cabbages 8 cords wood, 6 tons 
English hay, 1 ton salt hay,| ton straw, | ton corn fodder, 10 
bushels corn, 7 cords manure and compost, 1 horse, 2 cows, 
3 swine, 1 covered wagon and harness, 1 hay wagon, 1 
farm wagon, 2 sleds, 1 pung, 2 wheelbarrows, 1 beetle, 3 
iron wedges, 1 grindstone, 1 garden rake, 3 plows, 1 harrow, 
2 dung pullers, 3 dung forks, 5 pitch forks, 6 chains, 4 iron 
bars, 2 shovels, 5 hoes, 2 picks, 2 spades, 4 rakes, 2 scythe 
snaths, 2 axes, 1 bill hook, 2 wood saws, 2 sets leading 
chains and hames, 2 ladders, I cart rope, 1 drill, 1 balance 
for weighing. 

In charge of Surveyors of Highways. 

o horse carts and harnesses, 1 ox cart and yoke, 1 derrick 
and rigging, 1 halliard for carting stone, 1 stone roller, 2 cast 
steel jumpers. 2 churn drills, 4 iron bars, 7 stone hammers, 
9 picks, 6 shovels, 1 tool chest, 1 road harrow. 

In charge of Undertakers. 
2 hearses and harnesses, 1 set runners. 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1856. 

Selectmen, Overseers of the Poor and Surveyors of High- 
ways — Ebenezer Eaton, E. H. R. Ruggles and Lewis F. 
Pierce. 

Assessors — Oliver Hall, William Tolman, Robert Vose, 
Harvey Howe and Sylvester H. Hebard. 

Toxon Clerk — Eben Tolman. 

Treasurer and Collector — William Withington. 

Representatives — E. H. R, Ruggles and George M. 
Browne. 



55 



FIRE DEPARTHENT. 

Report of the Chief Engineer, to the Selectmen of 

Dorchester. 

Gentlemen : I herewith present the Eighth Annual Report 
of the condition of the Fire Department of this town, with 
an account of the fires and alarms, the year ending January 
31, IS 57 ] also the amount of loss and insurance as far as 
has been ascertained, together with an inventory of the 
property of the town in charge of each engine company, 
May ]., 1S56 ; and also the amount of expenditures under the 
direction of the Board of Engineers for the support of the 
Fire Department. 

The department is organized as follows : 

SYLVESTER H. HEBARD, Chief E?igineer. 

Alfred Clapp, William G. Swan, Isaac W. Hart, Edmund 
C. Fruean, and Sarell J. Willis, Assistant Engineers. 

There are now six Engine Companies, in commission, viz : 

Fountain Co. No. 1. — Dean M. Swift, Foreman ; John 
A. Vxesion, Ass'' t Foreman ; John Robie, Clerk; Lerenzo 
Gurney, Steward. 

Protector Co. No. 2. — Thomas M. Marshall, Foreman ; 
Henry F. Eaton, ist Ass^t Foreman; James H. Bird, 2d 
Ass't Foreman ; Lewis P. Bird, Clerk ; William Webster, 
Steioard. 

Torrent Co. No. 3. — Seth D. Durell, Foreman ; Henry 
Fobes, Ass'' t Foreman ; George Bridgham, Clerk; David 
Ripley, Steward. 

Alert Co. No. 4. — Frank L. Tileston, Foreman; Isaac 
Williams, Ass'' t Foreman ; Benjamin F. Wiley, Clerk; Pe- 
ter Cook, Steward. 

Independence Co. No. 5. — G. A. Spear, Foreman; N. W. 
Holt, Ass't Foreman; E. W. Harding, Clerk ; I. H. Fish, 
Steward. ' 

Tiger Co. No. 6. , Foremjan ; Andrew Sum- 
ner, 2d Foreman ; Harding Rich, 3d Foreman ; Daniel W. 
Baker, Clerk ; Theodore Hersey, Steward. 

The department has the past year been called out 47 
times by alarms of fire; 13 times by fires in this town, 22 
times by fires out of town, 12 times by false alarms, for va- 
rious causes. 

The following is a table of the fires and alarms ; also of 
the owners or occupants of buildings burned ; the estimated 
loss of property by fire in this town; and the insurance 
thereon, as far as ascertained. 



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On the morning of January iSth, last, the Engine House of 
Protector Co. No. 2, together with the Engine and. Apparatus 
belonging to the Town of Dorchester, in charge of that com- 
pany, and also a valuableamountof property belonging to the 
Co. was destroyed by fire, accidentally caused, it is believed, 
by fire left in a stove in the house, the company having been 
called out a few hours previous, by an alarm of fire in (Jam- 
bridge, The large and increasing amount of property in the 
vicinity of the locality, in danger of fire, appears to the Board 
of Engineers, to require that another engine should be purchas- 
ed and located in that vicinity. The want of a Hook and Lad- 
der Company in the Fire Department, is much felt ; and an 
efibrt will be made to collect the Hooks and Ladders now dis- 
tributed in care of the EngineCompanies,and with some addi- 
tions, and necessary repairs to the carriage, it is hoped that a 
Company may be obtained to take charge and manage them. 

The several Engines and Apparatus of the Department is 
in good order and ready for instant use. 

The expenditures for the Fire Department, have some- 
what exceeded the appropriation made by the town, but have 
been, it is believed, judiciously and necessarily made. 

A system of Fire Alarms has been adopted by the Board, 
and a strict compliance by the several Companies thereto re- 
quired, which it is believed will put a stop to unnecessary 
alarms for fires out of this town, and the many false alarms. 

The amount of expenditures under the direction of the 
Board of Engineers, for repairs of Engines, houses, new hose, 
&c., &c., has been '$2,198 72. 

Total expenditures on account of Fire Department the 
past year, |2,995 72. 

The Foreman and Clerk of each Engine Company, is re- 
quired on or before the first day of May in each year, to make 
and return to the Chief Engineer, an Inventory of all the prop- 
erty belonging to the Town, in their charge. The following 
is an account of the Inventories received May 1,1855, viz : 

Fountain Company No. 1. — Engine House, Engine No. 
1. One hose carriage, 50 feet suction hose, about 400 feet 
leading hose, 4 buckets, 2 axes, 4 pipes, 2 torches, 1 signal 
lantern, 2 other lanterns, 1 oil can, 2 side lamps, 1 hand lamp, 
1 lamp filler, lamp shears, 6 settees, 5 chairs, I table, 1 
looking glass, 2 pails, 2 wash bowls, 2 dippers, 2 stoves, 1 
wash boiler, one wrench, 1 wheel jack, 1 fire hook, 2 ladders, 
48 badges, 20 keys. 

Protector Co. No. 2. — Engine House, Engine No. 2. One 
hose carriage, 34 feet suction hose, 275 feet leading hose, 4 



59 

buckets, 2 axes, 3 pipes, 13 spanners, 8 belts, 6 hose straps, 
1 torch, 1 signal lantern, 1 other lantern, 2 oil and fluid cans, 
4 side lamps, 1 lamp feeder, 8 settees, 4 chairs, i table, 1 
looking glass, 1 pail, 4 tin pans, 1 wash bowl, 50 dippers, 1 
stove, 1 cauldron, 1 wash boiler, 1 wrench, 1 wheel jack, 1 
fire hook, 40 badges, 15 keys, 50 spoons, 2 tin pails. 

Torrent Co. No. 3. — Engine House, Engine No. 3. One 
hose carriage, 36 feet suction hose, 300 feet leading hose, 4 
buckets, 2 axes, 4 pipes, 14 spanners, 8 belts, 2 torches, 1 
signal lantern, 2 other lanterns, 2 oil and fluid cans, 6 side 
lamps, 2 hand lamps, 1 lamp feeder, lamp shears, 6 settees, 
4 chairs, 1 table, 1 looking glass, 1 wash boiler, 1 wrench, 1 
wheel jack, 1 fire hook, 40 badges, 40 keys, coal and bark, 

1 broom, 1 brush. 

Alert Co. No. 4. — Engine House, Engine No. 4. One 
hose carriage, 28 feet suction hose, 400 feet leading hose, 4 
buckets, 2 axes, 4 pipes, 10 spanners, 7 belts, 4 hose straps, 

2 coupling screws, 2 torches, 1 signal lantern, 4 other 
lanterns, 2 oil and fluid cans, 9 side lamps, 1 hand lamp, 8 
settees, 1 stove, 1 cauldron, 1 wrench, 1 fire hook, 1 ladder. 

Independence Co. No. 5. — Engine House, Engine No. 5. 
One hose carriage, 37 feet suction hose, 350 feet leading hose, 
4 buckets, 2 axes, 3 pipes, 12 spanners, 6 belts 2 coupling 
screws, 1 signal lantern, 2 other lanterns, 2 oil and fluid cans, 
2 hand lamps, 1 lamp filler, lamp shears, 6 settees, 3 chairs, 
1 table, 1 looking glass, 2 tin pans, 42 dippers, 2 stoves, 1 
cauldron, 2 wrenches, 1 wheel jack, 1 fire hook, 5 ladders, 

1 pump and pipe, 30 badges, 20 keys, 2 shovels. 

Tiger Co. No. 6. — Engine House, Engine No. 6. Two 
hose carriages, 36 feet suction hose, 400 feet leading hose, 
6 buckets, 2 axes, 3 pipes, 16 spanners, 7 belts, 1 hose strap, 

2 coupling screws, 1 torch, 2 signal lanterns, (one being un- 
fit for use,) 3 other lanterns, 2 oil and fluid cans, 2 side 
lamps, 2 hand lamps, 1 lamp feeder, 8 settees, 3 chairs, 1 
table, 1 pail, 1 stove, 2 cauldrons, 2 wrenches, 1 wheel jack, 
2 fire hooks, 1 ladder, 1 oil jug, 2 brooms, 1 duster, 1 brush, 
coal, wood, bark, tin water pot, 1 gal. N. F. oil keg for 
same, 1 shovel, coal hod, fire fender, 1 set wooden runners, 
1 set hubb runners, copper oil pot. 2 hose ropes. 

The whole number of persons who performed all the du- 
ty required by law of Enginemen, from May 1, 1855, to May 
1, 1856, as per returns received by the Board of Engineers, 
was 161. Yerv Respectfully, Yours, 

SYLYESTER H. HEBARD, Chief Engineer. • 

Dorchester, Feb. 1, 1857. 



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VITAL STATISTICS FOR 1856. 



BIRTHS REGISTERED DURING THE YEAR. 

Males, 153 Females, 107 "Whole Number, 260. 

Of these there was one pair of twins. 
Nativity of Parents. 

Fathers. Mothers. 

Dorchester , 24 19 

United States 103 110 

British Provinces ,...10 9 

England 13 10 

Scotland , . • 3 

Ireland , 104 106 

France 1 2 

Germany 4 1 

West Indies 1 

260 260 



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INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGE— 1856. 



MALES. 




BIRTHPLACES OF 


FEMALES. 




Birthplace- 


Total. 


Dor- 
chester. 


United 
States. 


British 
Prov"s. 


Ireland 


Germa- 
ny. 


Scot- 
land. 


Prus- 
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Dorchester 


JO 


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4 


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1 




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41 


13 


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3 


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25 




1 


1 


23 








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5 




3 




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3 




1 






1 


1 




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1 




1 












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1 














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2 


1 












1 


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21 


41 


3 


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MARRIAGES— 1856. 



MALES. 


BIRTHPLACES OF FEMALES. ^^ 


Birthplace. 


Total. 


Dorchester. 


United 
States. 


British 1 
ProTinces. 


'. Ireland. 


Scotland. 



Dorchester 


8 


5 


1 


U. States 


34 


14 


20 


British Pr. 


4 


2 


1 


England 


3 




2 


Prussia 


1 


1 




NorAvay 


1 


I 





Totalmalesl 51 



23 



24 



62 



DEATHS REGISTERED IN 1856. 

Whole No. Deaths, 124 Males, 65 Females 59. 

(Stillborn, 3.) 



Date 


NAMES. 




Age. 


Place of Birth. 


Diseases, or 


of 


Sex 




Death. 










ft 




Cause of Death. 


1856 
















Jan. 3 


Thomas Carroll, 


M 


2 






Dorchester 


Consumption 


8 


James H. Tolmau, 


M 


24 


9 




Dorchester 


C( 


12 


Samuel A. Lamson, 


M 


48 






AVayne, Me. 


u 


13 


Clarissa M. Preston, 


F 


12 


2 


23 


Dorchester 


Disease of Brain 


15 


George W. Buzzell, 


M 


26 






Kennebunk 


Throat Distemper 


19 


Susan Holmes, 


F 


79 






Boston 


Paralysis 


Feb. 3 


Jesse Pierce, 


M 


67 






Stoughton 


Marasmus 


7 


Mary E. ^V'inchester, 


F 


2 


S 




Dorchester 


Consumption 


8 


William Hart, 


M 




1 


7 


Dorchester 


Inflammation of Lungs 


18 


Charles H. Cook, 


M 


1 


3 




Dorchester 


Croup 


19 


Joshua D. Rhodes, 


M 






19 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


23 


Mercy Collins, 


F 


62 






Ireland 


Consumption 


23 


John Preston, 


M 


69 






Dorchester 


IMsease of Bowels 


23 


Mary Ann Mulhern, 


F 




2 


10 


Dorchester 


Hooping Cough 


24 


Mary Ann Baxter, 


F 


61 






Boston 


Appoplectic Fit 


26 


James E. Upham, 


M 


2 


7 


4 


Dorchester 


Teething 


29 


Ann Bird, 


F 


86 


1 


24 


England 


Old Age 


29 


Mary Philhps, 


F 


51 






England 


Consumption 


Marcli 7 


Eraeline Clark, 


F 


37 








Suicide 


8 


Ida T. Adams, 


F 


2 


10 


14 


Dorchester 


Convulsions 


13 


Eunice Shepard, 


F 


60 






Dorchester 


Lung Fever 


15 


Carrie L Beal, 


F 




2 




Dorchester 


Infantile 


19 


Rosa Hassam, 


F 


3 


11 


20 


Boston 


Scarlet Fever 


24 


Thomas R P. Noyes, 


M 


40 


11 


26 


Canada 


Hemorrhage 


26 


George Johnson, 


M 






5 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


27 


John Welsh, 


M 






1 


Dorchester 


u 


28 


John Fox. 


M 


90 


10 




Conneeticut 


Old Age 


29 


Catherine Cavenough. 


F 


55 






Ireland 


Consumption 


30 


Johnson, 


M 






2 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


April 4 


Samuel H. Goodwin, 


M 


40 


3 




Roxbury 


Consumption 


14 


Horace Cummins, 


M 


22 




10 


Salem 


Drowned 


15 


James Robinson, 


M 


66 


11 


5 


Dorchester 


Asthma 


17 


.Tohn Gately, 


M 






3 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


17 


Ellen Conroy, 


F 


30 


11 


12 


Ireland 


Consumption 


27 


Edivard B. Robinson, 


M 


62 


4 




Dorchester 


Paralysis 


30 


William L. Cirlton, 


M 


71 


5 




Dorchester 


Disease of Heart 


May 1 


Collin Campbell, 


M 


1 


1 




Dorchester 


Congestion of Lungs 


3 


Margery French, 


F 


26 




3 


Scotland 


Consumption 


4 


Hannah K. Foster, 


F 


56 


9 




Dorchester 


Dropsy 


5 


Rebecca Stetson, 


F 


76 


9 




Boston 


Debility 


29 


Sarah Pope, 


P 


92 


4 


17 


Dorchester 


Old Age 


June 6 


William Richardson, 


M 


42 






Boston 


Suicide 


11 


Elizabeth Willard, 


F 


36 


11 


23 


Boston 


Congestion of Brain 


17 


Edward Fleming, 


M 




6 




Mansfield 


Croup 


18 


Reuben Swan, 


M 


78 


2 


22 


Charlestown 


Erysepilas 


20 


Jeremiah Warren, 


M 


25 






Ireland 


Consump'tion 


21 


ElishaH Preston, 


M 


37 


1 




Boston 


a ^ 


21 


Edward R. Hemminway 


M 


20 


3 


7 


Boston 


Accidental 


28 


Adelaide Becker, 


F 


27 


3 


2 


Middleboro' 


Consumption 


July 1 


Mary Drisooll, 


F 


5 


7 




Dorchester 


Convulsions 


8 


George Fisher, 


M 


82 


6 


13 


Canton 


Old Age 


9 


Jacob Taylor, 


M 


55 


10 




P. E. Island 


Congestion of Brain 


9 


William W. Craig, 


M 


3 


2 




Dorchester 


Unknown 


10 


Sarah P. Bird, 


F 


52 




15 


Roxbury 


Consumption of Blood. 


18 


James Connaughton, Jr 


M 


1 


1 




Dorchester 


Teething 


19 


John Barnet, 


M 


1 


1 




Dorchester 


Disease of Lungs 


Aug 6 


Mary 6. Lunt, 


F 


79 


7 




Newburyport 


Jaundice 


7 


Lydia Bowen, 


F 


37 






Griswold, Ct. 


Consumption 


7 


Parker Knox, 


M 


6 




12 


Berwick, Me. 


Fever 



63 



Date 








Age 








of 


NAMES. 


Sex. 








Place of Birth. 


Disease, or 








Deate. 








.i 


to 




Cause of Death. 


1856 






.... 










Aug. 10 Patrick Quialer, 


31 


3S 






Ireland 


Consumption 


16 Caroline E Packard, 


F 


21 






Boston 


Consump;ion 


IS Gforge AV. Packard, 


M 


19 






Dorchester 


Consumption 


18 Catharine "iVhaleu, 


F 


1 


3 




Roxbury 


Cholera Infantum 


■23 Darius llolbrouk, 


M 


85 


8 




Wrentham 


Old age 


£3 Nancy J. Gaskins, 


F 






22 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


25 Abbv'A. Gleason, 


F 


15 


11 




Dorchester 


Disease of Bowels 


28 


Charles Henry Preston, 


M 


2 


lu 




Dorchester 


Disease ot Brain 


SO 


Edw Sharp Richardson 


M 


19 


6 


19 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


31 


Franklin B . Fobes, 


M 




8 


14 


Dorchester 


Dysentery 


Sept. 3 Cora Willard, 


F 




8 


10 


Halsfead,N.H. 


Infantile 


6 Charles F. Temple, 


M 




2 




Dorchester 


Infantile 


SWinfleld E. Broad, 


M 




6 


25 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


9, Peter McDevitt, 


M 


43 






Irelaad 


Inflammation Bowels 




M 


82 


10 


4 


England 


Paralysis 


11 Sarah G. Bass, 


F 


51 






Vermont 


Disease of Kidney 


17 Henry S. Moulton, 


M 


15 


11 


3 


Dorchester 


Drowned 


19 Elizabeth AVithington, 


F 


73 


1 




Dorchester 


Liver Complaint 


20 Martha W. Bacon, 


F 


54 






Eastou 


Consumption 


23 Irene Tolman, 


F 






18 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


25 Edward F. Sumner, 


M 




4 


11 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


27 Olive B. Jenkins, 


F 


56 






Medfield 


Cancer 


27 Nancy Gaskins, 


F 


25 






Ireland 


Consumption 


27 Mary Hunf.. 


F 


69 






^ Brain tree 


Cancer 


29 George T. Morse. 


M 




5 


19 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


Oct. 1 Lois AVhife, 


F 


89 


7 


24 


Dorchester 


Old age 


2 Martha Baker, 


F 


78 


8 


24 


Dorchester 


General Debilty 


3 William F. Glover, 


M 


23 


7 




"Walpole 


Lock Jaw 


3 George Piper, 


M 


17 






Germany 


Typus Fever 


5 Hannah L. Humphrey, 


F 


20 


10 




Dorchester 


Consumption 


6 Anne Lock 


F 


59 


10 




Boston 


Drop-;y 


10 Nancy B. Bronsdon, 


F 




10 




Dorchester 


Teething 


13 Annie M- Moseley 


F 


21 


9 


4 


Dorchester 


Typhoid Fever 


14 Mary E. Tileston, 


F 


49 


8 




Dorchester 


Lung Fever 


16 Charlie T. Pierce, 


M 


1 


1 




Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


18 Hanny Lyon, 


F 


75 


2 




Dorchester 


Dropsy 


18 Elizabeth Nickerson, 


F 


23 






TVinsor, N. S. 


Consumption 


19 Moses D. Leeman, 


M 


38 


10 


23 


Wiscasset.Me. 


Bronchial Consump'n 


20 Eleazer Wilder, 


M 


79 






Hingham ' 


Paralysis 


21 George C. Thaoher, 


M 


59 


9 


21 


Yarmouth P'fc. 


Nervous Debility 


22 Ida May Eveleth, 


F 




2 


24 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


28 Sarah M. Soule, 


F 


1 


4 


11 


Dorchester 


Teething 


29 Sarah H. Hudson, 


F 


32 


11 


15 


Newburyport 


Consumption 


Nov. olBradish Billings, 


M 


81 


10 




Sharon 


Rheumatic Fever 


9; Mary B. Thompson, 


F 


37 


1 


28 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


11 Barzillai Paine, Jr. 


M 


27 






Truro 


Typhoid Fever 


18' Albert Ha3Ties, 


M 


6 




4 


Dorchester 


Putrid Sore Throat 


21 Rebecca B. Haynes, 


F 


84 


8 




Charlestown 


Consumption 


24 Jo.-eph Foster, 


M 


84 


4 


19 


Scituate 


Old age 


25!\VimamP. Haven, 


M 


5 


2 


22 


Fall River 


Scarlet Fever 


SOiGeorge W. Childs, 


M 


10 


10 


9 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


30 Mo?es Glea«on, 


M 


50 






Vermont 


Lung Fever 


Dec 5 William C. Hall, 


M 


20 


6 




Alstead, N. H. 


Consumprion 


61 Adelaide F. Atwood, 


F 


1 


1 




Dorchester 


Consumption. 


8 Hannah Hyde, 


F 


74 


6 




Billerica 


Consumpiioa 


9 George Edward Sanford 


M 




1 


16 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


13i Edwin H. West, 


M 




8 


21 


Quincy 


Infantile 


15'AnneTremlett, 


F 


63 


4 




Newfoundland 


Cancer 


20l Abigail H. Fo-^ler, 


F 


18 


4 


15 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


2i;.Jacob Foster. 


M 


86 


7 




Sciluate 


Old age 


23 Stephen H. Cleveland, 


M 


45 


9 




Boston 


Appoplexy 


25^Lilla Blanch Holbrook, 


F 


5 


9 




Boston 


Consumption 


29 Abigail Benson, 


F 


49 


n 


23 


Princeton 


Consumption 


29 Hannah C. Pierce, 


F 


29 


10 


2 


Trenton, Me. 


Consumption 


29 


Elizabeth Welle, 


F 


27 


5 




C. Breton, N.S 


Aneurism 



64 



THEIR DISEASES WERE :— 



Accidental 1 

Aneurism 1 

Apoplexy 2 

Asthma 1 

Cancer 3 

Cholera Infantum 2 

Consumption 32 

Convulsions 2 

Croup 2 

Debility 3 

Dysentery , 

Disease of the Brain, . 



,1 

.4 
Bowels.. .3 



Disease of the Heart. . .1 
" Kidney...! 

" Liver .... 1 

" Lungs 3 

•' Throat... 8 

Dropsy 3 

Drowned 2 

Erysepilas 1 

Fever, Lung 3 

" Scarlet 3 

" Rheumatic....! 

" Typhoid 4 

Hemorrhage 1 



Hooping Cough 

Infantile 

Jaundice 

Lockjaw 

Marasmus 

Old Age 8 

Paralysis 4 

Suicide ». . . .2 

Teething 4 

Unknown 1 



124 



THE AGES OF THE DECEASED WERE 



Under 1 year 21 

1 to 2 years. . .8 

2 to 5 " 7 

5 to 10 " 5 

10 to 15 " 2 

15 to 20 " 6 



20 to 30 


years. .17 


30 to 40 


" ....9 


40 to 50 


" ....9 


50 to 60 


" ...10 


60 to 70 


" 9 


70 to 80 


" ...10 



80 to 90 years. 
90 to 100 " .. 



.9 

.2 

124 



January 

February 

March 



THE DEATHS WERE- 

6 April 7 



12 
11 



May 
June 



5 

8 



-IN THE MONTH OF 

October 18 

November 9 

December 13 



July 7 
August 13 
Sept. 15 



124 



THE PLACES OF THEIR NATIVITY WERE :— 



Dorchester 56 Scotland 1 

Other towns in the United States. . . .50 Ireland 7 

British Provinces 5 Germany 1 

England 3 Unknown 1 

124 



SELECTMEN'S OFFICE, ; 

Dorchester, February, 1857. \ 

To Persons having Claims against the Town : 

Is is expected that bills presented for the action of the Selectmen, should 
specify what the article or articles sold were for ; when for labor, where it was 
performed, number of days, and price per day, unless otherwise agreed upon ; 
and when for different appropriations, separate bills for each, with proper 
dates, &c. ; when for Schools to be approved by one of the School Committee; 
and when for the Fire Department, approved by the Chief Engineer. ' 

The Selectmen will be in session, at their oiBce, on Wednesday of each 
week, at 2 o'clock, P. M, 

And all persons having claims arc requested to call promptly for their pay. 

EBENEZER EATON,) 

E. H. R. RUGGLES, V Selectmen, 

LEWIS F. PIERCE, J)