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THE 



T>JV EKTIETH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



FINANCES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF DOECHESTEK, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING JAN. 31, 1858. 



BOSTON : 

JOSEPH G. TORREY, PRINTER, 32 CONGRESS STREET. 

18 5 8. 



SELECTMEN'S EEPORT. 



Fellow Citizens : — Another fiscal year having termi- 
nated, it becomes our incumbent duty to submit to you 
the Annual Report, together with the receipts and ex- 
penditures, of all the departments for the past year, ending 
January 31st, 1858. 

POOR. 

The number of paupers in the Aims-House on the first day 
of February, 1857, was seventeen. During the year two 
have been admitted, one has been discharged, and one has 
died, leaving seventeen on the first day of February, 1858. 

Two hundred and fifteen travelling and transient persons, 
have been furnished with assistance, by providing them with 
food and lodging, as occasion required. 

The Superintendent and Matron of the Alms- House, are the 

same as last year, and fully sustain their reputation for 

keeping a comfortable and orderly house. 

We have been under the necessity of extending aid to an 
unusual number of persons out of the Alms-House, most 

of whom were individuals who had been reduced by want 

of employment, and who will be able to support themselves 

and families, as soon as they can obtain work. Such persons 

will endure intense suffering, rather than go to the State 

Aims-House. 

There are few places where more is contributed by public 
and private contributions, than in this town, for the poor and 
needy, whether belonging to our own Town, or the foreigner 
who has found the way to our shores. 

To deal justly by the Town, while dispensing to the needy, 
to discriminate between the different grades of destitution, 
and to guard against unfairness and imposture, are not trivial 
duties. 



We are now paying for the support of only two Insane 
Paupers, one at Taunton Asylum, and one at the Asylum 
in Bennington, Vermont. 

ROADS AND BRIDGES. 

Our roads and bridges have demanded much of our atten- 
tion, and required large expenditures. An important item 
in the expenses of this department, is occasioned by the 
carting of heavy loads of granite over our roads, from Milton 
and Quincy, to Boston. 

Agreeably to instructions, the entrance of Cresent Avenue 
has been widened, by paying one hundred and one dollars 
and forty cents, for land. 

Through the liberality of an individual in giving land, the 
corner of Hancock and Cross streets, has been improved. 

The Easterly part of Cottage street, has been widened, at 
an expense of one hundred and nine dollars and twenty 
cents for land; the Athenaeum Company, and Barnabas 
Davis, waived all claim for land damages. 

Tenean bridge^ upon examination was found unsafe for 
public travel, we have therefore, had it re-planked, and 
thoroughly repaired, at an expense of one thousand and 
thirty-eight dollars, and fifty-five cents. 

The President of the Dorchester Avenue Railroad Com- 
pany, represented to us, that said Company were in debt, 
and not able to complete their road farther than Centre street ; 
as the Avenue between Centre street and the Lower Mills 
was left in such a state by said Company, as not to be pass- 
able with vehicles, we have had said Avenue graded and 
repaired at an expense of eight hundred and six dollars, and 
fourteen cents. The hills had been lowered and partly graded 
by said Company, and when it shall be properly gravelled 
it will be in a much better condition than it was before the 
action of said Company. There has been three thousand 
and one hundred yards of gravel carted from the Alms- 



House lot, to widen the travelled part of the Dorchester 
Avenue, between Savin Hill Avenue and Commercial street, 
at an expense of nine hundred and eighteen dollars, and 
ninety-seven cents, including building wall against the bank 
at the Aims-House lot. The travelled part of said Avenue, 
north of Cook's Hill to the Boston line, lias been widened ; 
the Town paying half the expense, one hundred and twenty 
dollars, the other half being paid by individual liberahty. 

That portion of the Brush Hill Turnpike within the ter- 
ritorial limits of the Town, was assigned by the County 
Commissioners to our care, which we have repaired at con- 
siderable expense. 

Agreeably to the vote of the Town, we have bargained 
with Richard Wall, to build and finish a road from the 
Upper Mills to West Roxbury, as laid out by the County 
Commissioners, for the sum of forty-five hundred dollars. 

In compliance with the instructions of the County Com- 
missioners, we, in connection with the Selectmen of Milton, 
have caused a bridge to be built across Neponset River, from 
that part of Milton called "Fairmount," to that part of Dor- 
chester called " Hyde Park." This Town's part of the ex- 
pense was seven hundred dollars and fifty cents. We have 
also biiilt a stone abutment on the Dorchester side of said- 
bridge, and a road from said bridge to River street, at a cost 
of five hundred and eighty-nine dollars and fifty-six cents. 

The County Commissioners have widened River street, 
therefore the Town will be under the necessity of spending 
money in improving said streetthe present year. 

The expenses of the Town lor a few years past, have been 
very much increased by the laying out of new streets. — 
While every facility should be afforded for the easy and 
convenient transaction of business, yet it behooves us to 
guard even in this respect against extravagance. 

A suit was brought against the Town by an individual, 
for damages alleged lo have been sustained by him in lower- 
ing the road in front of his land on Adams street, which was 
settled by reference, and after a view and hearing, it was 



6 

decided that he was not entitled to any damages from the 
Town ; still it was a source of anxiety to us, and some ex- 
pense to the Town. 

POLICE AND WATCH. 

During the past year, in addition to the duties performed 
by the regular Police and Watch, a number of the citizens 
have been organized and done a large amount of voluntary 
patrol duty, thereby aiding in preventing robberies, and 
incendiarisms. 

SALE OF WOOD LAND. 

By a vote of the Town at last March Meeting, we were 
authorized to sell the Wood Land situated near West street. 
Upon examining the Town's title to the land, it was ascer- 
tained that said land was given to the Inhabitants of Dor- 
chester, for the use and benefit of the poor of the Town. 
Therefore we petitioned the Legislature for authority to sell 
said Real Estate, which was granted, provided the Town 
would give their bond to the Judge of Probate, to be exe- 
cuted for them by the Selectmen, conditioned to hold, apply, 
pay, and distribute the net proceeds of such sale according 
to law. 

Having given the required bond, we sold the land to 
Henry Grew for eight hundred and forty-two dollars, aud 
six cents. 

CEMETERIES. 

The present Cemetery Lots belonging to the Town, being 

mostly taken up, we would recommend that the Town take 

measures to purchase a tract of land for that purpose, in a 

retired part of the Town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EBENEZER EATON, ) Selectmen 
E. H. R. RITGGLES, ) of 
LEWIS F. PIERCE, S Dorchester. 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 



SCHOOLS. 

In consequence of the School Committees changing the 
time for paying the Teacher's salaries, they have only been 
paid for eleven months, up to Dec. 1st, 1857 

High School — Gibson Street. 

Paid William J. Rolfe, for teaching, $37.5 00 

Jonathan Kimball, '' " 951 92 

Mary J. Coburn, " " 125 00 

Lucy E. Shepard, " " 283 33 

Augusta N. Davenport, " 196 87 

Mary W. Hall, u u 96 20 

W. J. Rolfe, books and stationery for desks, 3 80 

" " glass ware, towels, &c., for apparatus, 8 73 

" " clock, 10 13 

Jonathan Kimball, books and stationery for desks, 4 20 

" '' " furnished indigent scholars, 2 00 

" " waste baskets, 1 50 

'' •' repairs of apparatus, 5 68 

I. S. Smith, man making fires, sweeping, &c.j 50 00 

" " preparing wood, 2 00 

C. F. Smith, arranging&labellingcabinetifc library 20 00 

David Clapp, printing questions for examination, 15 00 

" " " daily records, &c., 20 00 

Morse & Tuttle, diplomas, and book labels, 14 25 

Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., blank books and stationery, 18 48 

Hickling, Swan <fe Brewer, Lippincott's Gazetteer, 4 50 

Thomas W. Capen, cleaning clock, 1 00 

Harvey Howe, umbrella rack and repairs, 9 37 

S. S. Drew, carpenter work and stock, 23 25 



Amount carried forward, §2,242 21 



8 



Amount brought forward, $2,242 21 

Paid Eben Foster, carpenter work and stock, 39 00 

James T, Oliver, " " " 4 

J. H. Davenport, " " " 36 

Gardner Ewell, " " " 10 



00 
00 
36 

Jacob Davis, mason work and stock, 13 54 

" " furnace castings, ventilator & register 34 75 

J. P. Tolman, labor on furnace, poker and shovel, 6 00 

0. P. Tolman, iron and tin pipes for furnace, 
" " repairs and stock, 

George Dodge, mason work, 

Edwm Field, repairing furnace, 

J. H. Uphani & Brother, blackboard brushes, 

" " " hooks, screws, spikes (5 

M. C. Warren, locks, latches, bolts and pipe, 
William Hall & Co., keys and knob, 
M. K. White, setting glass, 
G. Fowler, painting and stock, 
J. B. Graham, '' " 
H. S. Hill, repairing settees, 
Royce's Express, carting desks and chairs, 
William G. Shattuck, chairs, desks and settees, 
Mrs. Morrow, cleaning house, 
J. H. Mann, moving coal and cleaning cellar, 
Johnson & Eaton, lightning rods, 
Hardy & Co., sashes, 
Eben Bird, removing fence, 
C. F. Preston, for brick, lime and cement, 
J. P. Clapp, " lumber, 
William Pope, & Co., lumber, 
Jacob Bird, Jr., shingles, laths and nails, 
E. Holmes & Son, raising High School House, 

and moving small building, 
H. & R. Rich, labor on house, 
furnishing stone, 
" gravel, 

Jonathan Wheeler's Estate, gravel, 
Thomas Payson, gravel, 
Eben Tolman, surveying gravel, 

1. S. Smith, charcoal, 
Edward Preston, coal, 
C. F. Preston, " 

$3,538 90 






ii 



59 62 


21 99 


94 50 


3 50 


3 00 


Lc, 10 31 


8 04 


73 


4 60 


5 14 


16 25 


3 00 


3 50 


26 18 


3 00 


1 00 


31 12 


67 


1 50 


34 97 


113 41 


1 10 


7 10 


165 00 


175 00 


116 75 


88 81 


28 90 


8 75 


2 75 


3 75 


100 10 


9 00 



Everett School — Sumnei' Street. 

Paid Henry C. Rolfe, for teaching, |916 67 

Jane E. Wate, " " 210 41 

Mary W. Hall, " " 229 17 

Ann E. Jones, " " 291 67 

S. R. Perrigo, • " " 54 46 

C. K. Nickerson, " " 62 50 

H. C. Rolfe, care of house and making fires, 96 00 

O. Davenport, Jr., sweeping, (fcc., 41 65 

David Clapp, printing record of attendance & cards 16 50 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., blank books and stationery, 5 50 
Hickling, Swan &. Brewer, Lippincott's Gazetteer, 4 50 
J. H. Upham & Brother, books and ink for desk, 2 57 

" " " thermometer, hooks, 

screws, &c., 8 35 

John E. Jones, services as truant officer, 2 50 

Charles Sumner, repairing furnace, 1 00 

James Worsley '' clock. 1 50 

J. P. Silsby, " pump and stock, 8 53 

O. Davenport & Co., removing settees, and repairs, 9 25 
Stephen Gulliver, setting glass, 1 00 

B. C. Bird, repairing desks, 3 00 

J. G. AUbright, carpenter work, 6 82 

Eben Bird, " " and lead pipe, 3 25 

Eben Foster, « u 2 00 

J. H. Rogers & Co., block letters, 34 00 

Jacob Davis, mason work and stock, 85 50 

" " registers, furnace tops, elbows, &c., 63 24 

Johnson & Eaton, lightning rods, 50 00 

Ebenezer Wales, stone chips for yard, 2 08 

George Hill, labor and gravel for yard, 11 63 

Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault, 8 00 

Patrick Cronan, preparing wood, 5 50 

Amasa Pray, coal, 14 00 

Edward Preston, coal and wood, 181 75 

$2,434 50 



10 

Mather School — Meeting-House Hill. 

Paid Lemuel C. Grosvenor, for teaching, % 916 66 

Kate L. Perrigo, '' 291 67 

Mary L. Kinne, " 291 67 

Betsey Hooper, " 291 67 

Hannah H. Pope, " 291 67 
L. C. Grosvenor, books for desks, inlf and crayons 6 96 

" " " indigent scholars, 25 86 

J. H. Upham & Brother, " " 1 64 

H. H. Pope, books for " " 50 

" " cleaning windows, 75 

B. Hooper, cleaning, 75 

Eben'r Clapp, Jr. for blank books, 59 
HickUng, Swan & Brewer, Lippincott's Gazetteer 4 50 

L. C. Grosvenor, moving seats, 1 00 

B. C. Bird, care of house and making fires, 149 76 
" " extra work and repairs, 18 75, 

John E. Jones, services as truant officer, 8 00 

Oliver Hall, repairs and pointers, 9 00 

A. & J. H. Upham, brooms and brush, 1 13 

T. W. Capen, new clock and repairing old one, 12 50 

J. H. Upham & Brother, sinks, 16 50 

" " " mats, baskets, brushes, (fee. 14 81 

Chandler Fisher, lock and repairs, 2 00 

E. H. R. Ruggles, desks and chairs, 164 50 

M. C. Warren, weather strips and hooks, 2 75 

Stacy's Express, carting, 50 

Butler, Keith & Hill, pump and pipe, 14 36 

J. E. Lake, plumbing and stock, 12 72 

J. B. Graham, painting, 4 50 

C. H. Dewey, glazing, 2 37 
Eben'r Foster, carpenter work, 12 00 
Hardy & Co., door, 2 00 
Wm. Pope & Co., lumber, &c. 7 73 
Johnson & Eaton, hghtning rods, 50 00 
O. Davenport &. Co., scrapers, sharp'g drills, etc. 9 10 
G. Fowler, grading with gravel, 9 50 
Patrick Cronan, preparing wood, 5 50 
Amasa Pray, " " 3 00 
Connaughton & Quigly, cleaning vault, 8 00 
Moses Dane, cutting stone and setting steps, 3 31 
Edward Preston, coal and wood, 181 75 
Amasa Pray, wood, 10 00 

Amount carried forward, $ 2,861 93 



11 

Amount brought forward, f 2,861 93 
Paid J. J. Walworth & Co., steam heatmg appa- 
ratus, [bill of 1855,] 850 00 
Moses Pond & Co.. soap stones and two iron 

casings, [bill of 1855,] 5 50 

% 3,717 43 



Adams School — Adams Street. 

Paid Francis B. Snow, for teaching, 
L. M. Chase, " 

Ann Tolman, " 

R. A. Prouiy, " 

S. B..Perrigo, " 

F. B. Snow, books and stationery for desk, 

" " " indigent children, 

L. M. Chase, " 

" " stationery, 

F. B. Snow, repairs and cleaning, 
Hickling, Swan & Brewer, Lippincott's Gazetteer, 
Maynard & Noyes, ink, 
David Clapp, printing monthly reports, 
Eben Pope, making fires and sweeping, 

" " extra labor, 
Mary Splain, sweeping, 
Gordon&. Bailey, painting black boards, 
Isaac Field, mugs, 
Rowland & Harding, floor brush, 
Otis Baird, hods and sieve, 
J. H. Upham & Brother, hooks, 
M. C. Warren, nails and lead, 
T. W. Capen, repairing clock. 
J. P. Tolman, " stove, 
C. P. Tolman, cleaning furnace, etc. 

" " iron pipes, and castings for fur- 

nace and stoves, 
S. Percival, painting and glazing, 

" whitewashing inside of house, 

C. H. Pierce, mason work and stock, 

G. Dodge, ^ " " " 
Eben'r Foster, carpenter work. 

Amount carried forward, f 1,690 60 



$282 


87 


634 61 


291 


66 


291 


66 


8 


04 


2 


SO 




60 


1 


94 


2 


25 


9 67 


er, 4 


50 


1 


25 


- 3 


00 


44 00 


13 


25 


3 


00 


1 


90 




34 


1 


25 


3 


31 




12 


8 


69 


1 


00 


1 


12 


5 


00 


24 


12 


6 


45 


17 70 


1 


25 


1 


25 


22 00 



12 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid J. C. Rich, carpenter work and stock, 
Wm.Pope & Co., lumber, 
Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault, 
Edward Preston, coal, 



$ 


1,690 60 




19 50 




94 81 




6 00 




87 48 



% 1,898 39 



Gibson School — School Sti^eet. 



666 


66 


250 00 


291 


66 


291 


66 


291 


66 


4 55 


1 


82 


1 


15 


4 50 




50 


9 


12 



Paid Robert Vose, Jr., for teaching, 
L. H. Buckingham, " 

Mary J. Horaer, " 

Lucy P. Tolman, " 

Mary E. Tolman, " 

R. Vose, Jr., books and stationery for teachers' 
desks, 

" " " books for indigent scholars, 
L. P. Tolman, " " " 

Hickling, Swan & Brewer, Lippincott's Gazetteer. 
Eben'r Clapp, blank books, 
R. Vose, Jr. moving settees and cleaning, 

*• " printing programmes, and preparing 

for dedication, 11 50 

R. R. Homer, labor and stock, preparing school 

room for exhibition, 4 00 

J. B. Anderson, making fires, 20 00 

R. Vose, Jr., care of house, 10 00 

E. H. Wilder, " " 51 00 

" " shavings and preparing wood, 5 75 

Mrs. Lynch, sweeping, 13 50 

J. Coffey, housing coal, 37 

Henry Cunningham, cord and tassels for ventilators 2 56 
J. H. Upham & Brother, sinks and mats, 38 00 

" " " baskets, brushes, pails, etc. 16 40 

T. W. Capen, pair steps and repairing clock, 3 00 

J. D. Nichols, repairing maps and glazing, 3 62 

Burnham Royce, carting from Boston, and from 

old to new house, 5 00 

Eben Bird, taking up benches, elc. 4 00 

J. H. Burt &; Co., carpenter work, 1 50 

Blake, Barnard & Co., wheelbarrow, 5 00 



Amonnt carried forward, $2,008 48 



13 

Amount brought forward, ^ 2,008 48 

Paid Gardner Ewell, repairs, 37 

C. P, Tolman, repairing furnace and stock, 9 27 

" " " pump, sieve, shovel, etc. 5 54 

Johnson & Eaton, hghtning rods, 50 00 

Connaughton &. Quigley, cleaning vault, 4 00 

Preston & Fhnn, coal, 66 01 

Amasa Pray, coal, 10 50 

Edward Preston, coal and wood, 188 40 

$2,342 57 



WiNTHROP School — River Stj^eet, 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching, $ 916 66 

Sophia A. Clapp, " " 291 66 

Sarah R. Child, " " 291 66 

Mary J. Gilbert, " " 291 66 

Elizabeth J. Stetson, for teaching, 291 66 

Ann E. Tower, " " 260 41 

Hannah C. Robinson, " " 88 85 

Isaac Swan, stationery for desk, 4 65 

" " books, furnished indigent scholars, 1 66 

" " dippers, 60 

Ebenezer Clapp, black board rubbers, 7 50 

E. A. Smith, care of house, 162 17 

" " extra labor and stock, 23 51 

" " repairing radiators, &c., 7 80 

T. W. Capen, keys and repairing clock, 2 50 

J. H. Upham & Brother, floor brushes, 4 00 

J. C. Talbot, mats, dusters, brushes, &c., 13 11 

" " powder, and fuse, 2 32 

E. H. R. Ruggles, repairing furniture, 20 75 

George Haynes, hods, 2 22 

" " labor, furnace pipe and grate, 8 34 

Charles Tileston, cleaning furnace, 1 00 

J. H. Burt & Co., carpenter work and stock, 8 12 

Stacy's Express, carting, 5 50 

Thomas Pierce, labor, elm and maple trees, 21 00 

Patrick Marron, setting trees, 1 50 

E. H. R. Ruggles, labor in yard, 15 00 

Michael Millan, for labor, 2 50 



Amount carried forward, |5 2,748 31 



14 

Amount brought forward, $2,748 31 

Paid E. W. Robinson, labor with team, 6 00 
Joseph Marshall, 2d. labor and stock plastering 

basement, 82 00 

Edward Preston, coal and wood, 201 73 
J. J. Walworth <fc Co., heating apparatus, 

[bill of 1855,] 300 00 



$3,338 04 



Norfolk School — Norfolk Street. 

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

Mary J. Pope, " " 

E. G. Emery, ink, books and cards, 
M. J. Pope, books furnished indigent scholars, 
E. G. Emery making fires and sweeping, 

" " labor in and around the house, 

G. L. Fisher, books for desk, 
Hickling, Swan «fc Brewer, Lippincott's Gazetteer, 
C T. Fenno, sweeping, 
Mrs. Butler, cleaning, 
John Butler, cleaning, 
E. H. R. Ruggles, teachers desk, 
Henry Cnningham, curtains and fixtures, 
J. H. Burt & Co., black board, 
Nathaniel Withington, repairing furniture, 
C. P. Tolman, tin work and stock, 
George Haynes & Son, tin work and stock, 
Charles Tucker, iron work 

J. W. Hart, sawing wood &. whitewashing fence, 
George Brown, preparing wood &. furnishing 

kindlings, 
William Clark, labor on house, 
" " preparing wood, 

J. H. Burt & Co., carpenter work and stock, 
Joseph Marshall, 2d., mason work and stock, 
E. Preston, wood and coal, 
Charles Tucker, wood, 
George Chapman 



(( 



$916 67 


291 66 


291 66 


5 17 


1 64 


35 00 


9 50 


7 77 


er, 4 50 


2 57 


4 50 


1 25 


25 00 


20 00 


3 00 


12 50 


16 12 


2 30 


70 


e, 12 00 


4 00 


14 23 


7 75 


165 74 


31 87 


85 72 


5 00 


3 00 



|1,9S0 82 



15 

Washington School. — Walnut Street. 

Paid P. Brooks Merritt, for teaching, 
Fanny R. Blake, " " 

Mary O. Larkin, " " 

Ann E. Crane " " 

P. B. Merritt, books for indigent scholars, 

" " " and stationery, 

F. R. Blake 
A. E. Crane, " 
Howland & Harding, ink and books, 

" " book for indigent scholar, 

" " brnshes, brooms and oil, 

Hickling, Swan & Brewer, Lippincott's Gazetteer 
Jonathan Jones, care of house, 

" " extra work at exhibition, 

" " preparing wood, 

E. N. Darling, care of house, 
T. W. Capen, cleaning clock, 
Gordon & Bailey, painting black boards and glazing 
Otis Baird, repairing pump, funnel, &c., 
H. W. Blanchard, labor, pump and pipe, 
Wm. G. Shattuck, teachers desks, 
Joseph Marshall, 2d., plastering cellar, 
Luther Spear, Jr., labor on heating apparatus, 
Thomas Pierce, labor and elm trees, 
Johnson & Eaton, lightning rods, 
Connaughton & Gluigley, cleaning vault, 
Preston & Flinn, wood, 
Edward Preston, wood and coal, 
Moses Pond &- Co., ventilators, soap stones, and 
iron casings, [bill of 1855,] 



$916 67 


291 


66 


291 


67 


291 


66 


8 


32 


5 


15 


1 


50 




33 


2 17 




55 


5 


70 


ier, 4 50 


76 


00 


5 


00 


1 


87 


55 


00 


1 


00 


sing 3 


00 


20 


12 


12 


80 


23 


00 


76 


32 


15 


00 


26 50 


50 00 


6 


.00 


3 50 


152 88 

1 


21 


77 



1 2,369 64 



Butler School — River Street. 

Paid Maria Crane, for teaching, 
Hannah C. Robinson, for teaching, 
Elizabeth H. Page, " " 
Maria Crane, ink, 
" " sweeping, 



$75 


00 


185 


41 


32 


29 




20 


2 


50 



Amount carried forward, $ 295 40 



16 

Amount brought forward, $295 40 

H. C. Robinson, books for desk, 85 

'• " " " indigent children, 1 45 

*' " making fires and sweeping, 3 29 

F. HolHnger, u u 12 67 

Catharine Gates, sweeping, 96 

HickUng, Swan <fc Brewer, Lippincott's Gazetteer, 4 50 

Charles P. Tolman, repairing furnace and stock, 13 00 

" " " coal hod and pipe, 4 38 

J. H. Burt & Co., carpenter work and stock, 9 51 

Wm. Marshall, Jr., whitewashing and coloring, 6 00 

Joseph Marshall, 2d., mason work and stock, 16 25 

Edward Preston, coal and wood, 26 95 

$395 21 



Maverick School — Commercial Street. 

Paid Mercy T. Snow, for teaching, 
Charlotte W. Towne, for teaching, 
A. M. Gilbert. " " 

A. B. Hyde, " '•' 

M, T. Snow, books and stationery for desk, 

" " " for indigent scholar, 

" " cleaning and sweeping, 

C. W. Towne, books for desk, 
Hickling, Swan &- Brewer, Lippincott's Gazetteer, 
J. B. Rogers, making fires, 

" " repairs, 
Howland &. Harding, pails, brush and broom 
Thomas W. Capen, repairing clock, 
Gordon & Bailey, painting black board, 
J. B. Graham, ", " 

Ebenezer Foster, carpenter work, 
Charles P. Tolman, cleaning and repairing furnace 
Johnson & Eaton, Lightning rods, 
Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault, 
Preston & Flinn, wood, 
Edward Preston, coal and wood, 



$235 41 


237 41 


54 16 


43 75 


1 88 


42 


11 25 


97 


er, 4 50 


15 00 


6 18 


1 13 


3 00 


1 50 


2 50 


2 00 


ce, 3 25 


27 04 


6 00 


3 50 


82 00 



$742 85 



17 

BowDOiN School — Mount Boivdoin. 

Paid Eliza F. Clary, for teaching, $210 42 

Jane E. Wate, «' «' 81 25 

" " " books for desk, 95 

" " " " " indigent scholars, 3 23 

E. F. Clary, " and stationery, 1 67 

" " care of house and making fires, 10 66 

A. &. J. H. Upham, brooms, 56 

J. H. Upham & Brother, hooks, 12 

Thomas W. Capen, clock, 11 00 

Ralph Ware, glazing, . 1 87 

Doe, Hazleton «fc Co., sink, 5 50 

Charles P. Tolman, labor on furnace and stock, 11 25 

" " " iron pipe, 6 25 

Thomas Gurrie, preparing wood, 3 62 

Connaughton &. Q,nigley, cleaning vault, 4 00 

E. F. Clary, paid for charcoal, 1 13 

Edward Preston, coal and wood, 26 95 



$380 43 



General School Expenses. 

Paid I. S. Smith, for examining schools, $ 64 00 

S. G. Bulfinch, " " 37 00 

T. T. Hunger, " " 10 00 

B. W. Barrows, " " 18 00 

" " services as secretary for S. C, 68 75 

" " postage, bearing letters and 

stationery, 8 99 

I. S. Smith, expenses to Portland and Lowell, by 

direction of S. C, 14 46 

S. G. Bulfinch, expenses to Portland and Lowell, 16 25 

" " preparing report, 12 00 

" " extra servicies, examining appli^ 

cants for admission to High School, &c., 8 00 

S. G. Bulfinch, carriage hire, 3 25 

David Clapp, printing rules and regulations of S. C. 45 55 

" " " S. Committe's report, 48 88 

Orin P. Bacon, '• blank certificates, 5 00 

Worthington, Flanders & Guild, printing, 1 50 



Amount carried forward ^ 361 63 



18 



Amount brought forward, $361 63 

~ 15 00 

25 00 

1 25 

4 50 



Paid John Robie, distributing S. C. Report, 
Assessors', taking census of children, 
Oliver Hall, repairing book case for S. Committee, 
T. W. Capen, care of Town Hall, " " 

Nathan Holbrook, meals and horse keeping, for 

Committee, 
Timothy Gay, his proportion of School money in 

1855 and 1856, 
Edmund Pope, his proportion of School money in 

1855 and 1856, 



20 00 
18 94 



37 88 



1 484 20 



RECAPITULATION. 

























Sta. 


for 


Books fr 






SCHOOLS. 


Salaries. 


Fuel. 


Desks. 


indi. 


sch' Incidentals 


TOTAL. 


High School, 


2,028 32 


112 85 


80 


23 


2 


00 


1,315 50 


3,538 90 


Everett " 


1,764 88 


195 75 


29 


07 






444 80 


2,434 50 


Mather " 


2,083 34 


191 75 


12 


05 


28 


00 


1,402 29 


3,717 43 


Adams " .... 


1,508 84 


87 48 


13 


80 


2 


54 


285 73 


1,898 39 


Gibson " , , . . 


1,791 64 


264 91 


20 


25 


2 


97 


262 SO 


2,342 57 


Winthropj" .... 


2,432 56 


201 73 


12 


15 


1 


66 


689 94 


3,338 04 


Norfolk " .... 


1,499 99 


93 72 


17 


44 


1 


64 


368 03 


1,980 82 


WashingtonSchool 


1,791 66 


156 38 


13 


65 


8 


87 


399 08 


2,369 64 


Butler " 


292 70 


26 95 


5 


55 


1 


45 


68 56 


395 21 


Maverick " 


570 72 


85 50 


7 


35 




42 


78 85 


742 85 


Bowdoia " 


291 67 


28 08 


2 


62 


3 


23 


54 83 


380 43 


General School 


















Expenses 
















484 20 




16,056 33 


1,445 10 


214 


16 


52 


78 


5,370 41 


[23,622 98 



Total amount of expenditures, 

CR. 

By appropriation, 

income of Gibson School Fund, 



$23,622 98 






" Stoughton " " 
" State " 

C. P. Tolman, for old iron from Mav 
erick School House, 



$22,000 00 
481 74 
249 90 
338 00 



4 00 



Expended over appro'n and income, 



23,073 64 
549 34 



-$23,622 98 



19 

Gibson School Building. 

Paid J. H. Burt & Co., for balance due for building 

house, $4,888 46 

G. J. F. Bryant, for plansj and Jones, Carpen- 
ter (fc Co., for ventilators, 

Preston & Flinn, for bricks, 

Pierce & Marshall, mason work, 

P. Kelley, putting up centre piece, 

G. L. Stearns, lead pipe, 

Wm. Lawler, block letters and numbers, 

R. Gleason & Son, iron fence and labor, 
" " " " pump and pipe, 

" " paid for cleaning building, 

Catharine Glynn, cleaning building, 

Ebenezer Eaton, selling old school house, 

J. D. Carroll, for trees, 

J. O. Hovey, " 

Charles Regan, " and grass seed, 

" " labor of men and teams, in yard, 211 29 

Richard Wall, " " '• " 370 25 

Thomas Tremlett, gravel and loam, 53 00 

Eben Tolman, surveying gravel in yard, 2 75 

Chilson, Gould &. Co., for furnaces, 691 52 

E. H. R.Ruggles, desks, settees and chairs, 973 75 

$7,771 60 
Expended in 1856, 7,408 48 



209 


80 


49 


30 


92 


00 


32 


00 


12 


50 


20 48 


33 


35 


15 


07 


3 


63 


14 


45 


15 


00 


55 


50 


11 


00 


16 


50 



CR. 



15,180 08 



By appropriation in 1856, 10,000 00 

1857, 3,000 00 

proceeds of sale of old school house, 2,005 00 



1 15,005 00 
Expended over appropriation, 175 08 

$15,180 08 



20 



POOR IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Elisha Ford and wife, for services one year, $ 450 00 
Benjamin Gushing, for professional services, 
C. S. Davis & Co., for flour and groceries, 
A. & J. H. Upham '' " " " 

J. H. Upham &. Brother, flour and groceries, 
Benton (fcCaverly, Butter and cheese, 
J. W, Carter & Brother, hutter and cheese, 
John Preston & Sons, chocolate and shells, 
Kelton & Bird, meat and vegetables, 
J. H. & A. Sumner, meat, 
J. McDonald fish, 
Barzillai Paine, mackerel, 
James Shepard, bread, 
J. K. Stone, meal and grain, 

E. E. Glover, domestic goods, 
W. & A. Bacon, " 
W. F. Pope, clothing, 
S. W. Leonard, boots and shoes, 
Elisha Ford, provisions and sundries, 

" " clothing, 

" " pigs, 

" " labor,' 

" " stove, 

" " watchers for O. Jordan & N. Hill, 

F. J. Shaw, ice, 
Charles Hunt, soap, 
E. W. Robinson, cabbage plants, 
E, H. R. Ruggles, bedsteads, &c., 
C. J. Sumner, grate, stove and repairs, 

*' " tin ware, &c., 

William Davenport, attending funeral of O. Jordan, 5 00 
E. A. Smith, " " " N. Hill, 

E. H. R. Ruggles, coffin for Mr. Hill, 
E. H. Brainard, repairing covered wagon, 
George A. Houghton, for horse, 
Ira Foster, rakes, forks, &c., 
Ebenezer Eaton, cash to inmates, 

" " cultivator and hammer, 

" " hay, 

Amount carried forward, $ 2,654 24 



49 50 


60 


18 


25 


74 


210 


68 


156 


31 


202 


09 


48 


52 


209 29 


81 


08 


28 


50 


8 


80 


23 


61 


323 


87 


17 67 


117 


44 


12 00 


14 80 


222 75 


48 


96 


17 08 


45 


08 


6 


50 


I, 5 


62 


9 


00 


10 SO 


2 


50 


9 


00 


30 00 


15 


48 


Ian, 5 


00 


3 


50 


6 


00 


21 


00 


135 


00 


4 


11 


4 


75 


2 54 


9 49 



21 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid C. A. Upham,, wheehvright work, 
O. Davenport & Co., iron work, 
J. Turner, harness work, 
Enoch Fenno, use of cross-cut saw, 
Abijah Cotton, pump, 
Jacob Foster, carpenter work, 
Asa Davenport, " " and stock, 

William Pope &- Co., lumber, 
J. P. Clapp, " 

C. F. Preston, lumber and lime, 
Briggs& Robinson, paint and oil, 
Thomas Pay son, men and team, 
Michael Quigley, labor, 
Michael Feeley, " 
Michael Dolan, " 

Preston & Flinn, wood and coal, 
Edward Preston, " " " 



2,654 24 


19 74 


55 78 


7 15 


2 00 


20 00 


2 47 


63 55 


17 99 


52 11 


3 47 


22 79 


27 75 


36 12 


70 00 


32 38 


34 25 


76 64 



3,198 43 
Unexpended, 395 55 



$ 3,593 98 
CR. 

By appropriation, $ 3,000 00 

Mr. Bachi, for pasturing, &c., 
E. Joy, milk, 
H. Shepard, milk, 
A. Davenport, milk, 
E. Eaton, milk, pickles, &c.. 
Cash for pasturing cows, 

hay, and weighing, 

pears, 

milk, 

cabbages, 

fresh pork, 

salt grass, 

lock-up, 

fagots, 

meat block, 

old stove, 

ploughing, and use of plough. 

Amount carried forward, ,^3,310 62 



12 


30 


23 


53 


11 


86 




80 


5 46 


28 


75 


93 


33 


73 


75 


7 40 


3 


10 


2 


20 


25 


00 




50 


12 27 


4 


50 


4 00 


1 


87 



22 

Amount brought forward $ 3,310 C2 

By cash for old iron, 8 14 

M. Quigley, for sundries, 9 46 

E. Ford, distributing laws and notices for 
Town meeting, 60 00 

labor on Tenean Bridge, 47 25 

" " fences sides of streets, 20 00 

labor of men, and carting, 5 12 
carting lumber for fences, bridges and 

culverts on streets, 6 25 

" gravel for sidewalks in streets, 16 00 

men shovelling snow, 3 25 
A. E. Belknap, for board of M. Hartford, 

in 1856 and 1857, 106 39 

F. Nichols, carting coal, 1 50 



$3,593 98 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Ebesnezer Eaton, for cash to sundry persons, $ 9 95 
E. H. R. Ruggles, " '^ " " 103 50 

John P. Spoon er, professional services, and supplies, 19 40 
R. F. Tolman, goods delivered sundry persons, 27 00 

D. R. Read, " " '' " 10 02 
Ira Foster, " " " '' 13 75 
R. Gleason & Sons, goods delivered sundry persons, 56 32 
J. H. Upham, " '' " " 
Mrs. Young, board and nurse for Mrs. Holmes, 
City of Boston, support of sundry persons, 
City of Charlestown, support of sundry persons, 
Town of Warwick, " " •' 
Town of Wrentham, " " " 

E. Ford, fare of sundry persons to State Aims- 

House, 
William Manning, attending funeral of a child, 

Preston & Flinn, wood & coal for sundry persons 49 50 

Edward Preston, '•' " " " 59 63 

C. F. Preston, " " " " 49 38 

Macomber & Purinton, wood & coal " " 72 22 

Enoch Fenno, wood, 3 50 



49 


00 


33 00 


50 45 


6 00 


27 


00 


39 


00 


8 


05 


5 


00 



Amount carried forward, $ 691 67 



23 

Amount brought forward 
Paid J. E, Adams, wood and coal, 

Unexpended, 

CR. 

By appropriation, 

Cash of the City of Boston, 

" Town of Med ford, 
State pauper account, 



1. 




|691 


67 




- 


11 


75 




703 42 


:d. 


% 


310 


65 




1,014 07 


900 00 






23 


50 






70 57 






20 


00 








-% 


1,014 


07 



LUNATICS AT ASYLUM. 

Paid expenses of Marshall Floyd, 
Edward A. Capen, and Elizabeth 
Bronsdon, at the Asylum, Taun- 
ton, to June 1, 1857. $ 482 15 
Unexpended, 143 34 

CR. 



% 625 49 



By appropriation, % 400 00 

Received of the Heirs of Marshall Floyd, 82 10 
" W. B. Bronsdon for board 

of his wife, 143 39 

1 625 49 



REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS. 

District No. 1. 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, for labor of men and teams, 
Enoch Fenno, one cart, 
C. A. Upham, repairs on carts, 
O, Davenport & Co., iron work, 
J. Turner, repairing harnesses, 
S. Percival, labor and paint, 
Ira Foster, powder, fuse, nails, &c.j 
C. J. Sumner, powder can, 

Amount carried forward, ^ 2,087 16 



a,874 41 


67 00 


4 00 


65 94 


2 76 


8 25 


64 17 


63 



24 

Amount brought forward, 
Paid Jonathan Whorf, basket, etc., 
Thomas Baldwin, shcJvels, 
Blake & Barnard, " 
J. H. Upham &. Brother, shovels, hoes, etc., 
Ebenezer Wales, stone chips, 
" '' bridge stone, 

Henry Humphrey, gravel and chips, 
Thomas Tremlett, " 
Matthew O'Reiley, " 

Ebenezer Wales, men and teams, labor on Dor 
Chester Avenue, 



$2,087 16 


73 


4 00 


6 00 


11 40 


112 48 


10 00 


19 00 


12 50 


5 00 


120 72 



#2,388 99 



District No. 2. 




Paid Joseph Pillsbury, for labor of men and 




teams, 


$2,110 30 


Enoch Fenno, one cart. 


67 00 


E. B. Bennette, axletree and roll for halliards, 


5 00 


S. R. Savil, repairing carts and pick handles. 


3 29 


J. C. Robinson, blacksmith work, 


48 94 


J. Turner, repairing harnesses, 


2 76 


C. F. Preston, boards, 


2 16 


Blake & Barnard, shovels. 


6 00 


Thomas Tremlett, gravel, 


75 20 


Holbrook & Houghton, labor of horses in 1854, 60 00 


Joseph Pillsbury, labor of men and teams on '. 


Dor- 


Chester A^irenue. 


197 37 




$2,578 02 


District No. 3. 




Paid Jonathan Harod, for labor of men and 




teams. 


$2,726 20 


Enoch Fenno, one cart. 


67 00 


" " stone drag, 


5 00 


" " wheelwright work, 


3 50 


Gates & Weeman, " " 


2 35 



Amount carried forward $ 2,804 05 



25 

Amount brought forward, 1 2,804 05 



Henry Crane, blacksmith work, 


38 23 


S. W. Haley, 


50 30 


J. Turner, repairing harnesses, 


2 77 


E. W. Robinson, men and team, 


20 00 


J. Littlefield, " " " 


18 00 


Patrick Campbell, drilling. 


12 00 


Ira Foster, powder. 


2 15 


Gore, Rose &. Co., paving, 


52 59 


" " " " curb stones 


37 16 


E. H. R. Ruggles, use of cart. 


30 25 


" lock. 


1 UO 


Blake & Barnard, for shovels, 


6 00 


S. J. Capen, gravel and stones. 


108 50 


A. D. Capen, " 


18 12 


W. & T. Liversidge, gravel and stones, 


26 20 


William Floyd, " 


19 20 


Jonathan Harod, labor of men and teams on 


Dor- 


Chester Avenue, 


332 44 




$3,578 96 


Whole amount expended. 


8,545 97 


Unexpended, 


33 75 



CR. 

By appropriation, 

cash of Horse Railroad, for gravel, 

O. B. Brigham, for stones, 

C. Smith, stone and gravel, 

E. B. Bennette, loam, 

Cash of sundry persons for gravel. 



$8,579 72 



1^8500 


00 


50 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


2 


00 


21 


72 



$8,579 72 



REMOVING SNOW IN ROADS. 



Paid Ebenezer Wales, for labor of men, $ 43 75 

Jonathan Harod, " " 200 00 



Amount carried forward, $243 75 

4 



26 



Amount brought forward. 
Pierce, for labor of men, 

and teams, 



a 
(( 
u 
i. 
u 
(( 
ii 
c 



a 

(( 

u 
(( 

u 



Lewis F. 

Thomas Pay son, 

E. W. Robinson, 

Preston & Flinn, 

E. H. R. Ruggles, 

David Haggerston, 

Elihu Greenwood, 

WilHam Wellington, 

J. Edwards, 

G. C. Millett, for labor, 

M. Quisley, 

J. W. Hatch, 

Aims-House establishment, for labor 



CR. 

By appropriation, 

Exceeds appropriation, 



u 
ii 



li 
II 
il 
ti 
{( 

(C 

li 



1 243 75 
31 50 
64 50 
43 50 
73 91 
8 50 

15 50 
88 00 

16 00 
23 25 

3 13 

75 

1 90 

3 25 

$617 44 

600 00 

17 44 

$617 44 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Engine No. 1. 

Paid Engine Co. for services up to May 1st, 1857, 
" " " " by the hour, 
Lorenzo Gurney, services as steward, 
H. Durell, refreshments, 
R. F. Tolman, " 
" " oil, 

Charles Tileston, repairs and fluid, 
G. Haynes & Son, lanterns, 
" " " stock and labor on engine, 

Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose, 
George Baynton, machinist work, 
J. A. Tucker, repairs, 
Thomas Strangman, repairs, 
H. S. Needham, " 

Lewis Bowman, " 

D. H. Gilbert, " and stock. 

Amount carried forward, 



$ 100 00 

249 50 

50 00 

24 08 

3 

1 

4 

4 

3 



77 
75 
85 
50 
08 
40 
15 50 



5 



10 
4 
6 
2 

15 



17 

00 
00 

75 

74 



$501 09 



27 

Amount brought forward, 
William Weiidemuth, repairs and stock, 
William Tucker, " " " 

E. H. R. Ruggles, rollers, 
E. W. Knight, iron work, 
H. Crane, " " 

J. C. Robinson, " " 
E. Breck, painting engine, 
William Spargo, repairing door, 
J. <fc A. Pope, carpenter work, 
Samuel Tileston, painting, 
Lorenzo Gurney, repairs and shoveling snow 

from reservoir, 
William White, printing by-laws for Fountain 

Fire Association, 
Stacy's Express, carting, 
Fiske &- Crane, horses to draw engine to fires and 

use of horse and chaise, 
Edward Preston, coal and wood, 



|501 09 


2 62 


2 00 


88 


60 57 


14 08 


5 00 


50 00 


1 75 


23 81 


23 29 


w 

3 00 


in 

12 50 


1 50 

nA 


na 

55 00 


7 00 



$764 09 



Engine No. 2. 

Paid Engine Co. for services up to May 1st, 1857 
" '' " " by the hour, 
Wm. A. Webster, services as steward, 

" " stuffing, milk, &c., 

N. H. Bird, services as steward, 
L. H. Bird, account book, 
Jonathan Whorf, refreshments, 

" " oil, fluid and candles, 

Isaac Field, refreshments, 
C. J. Sumner, stoves and pipe, and repairs, 
" " copper boiler, 
•' " sinks, 

" " spoons, lamps, cans, &c., 
R. Gleason & Son, side lamps, 
G. Haynes & Son, lanterns, 
S. T. White, mahogany table, 
Shelton & Cheever, badges, 

Amount carried forward, $510 22 



', 100 00 


199 85 


12 50 


6 23 


29 18 


50 


14 97 


15 04 


13 62 


27 24 


12 00 


6 50 


32 73 


6 75 


6 75 


15 00 


11 36 



28 

Amount brought forward, 
Paid Shelton &. Cheever, repairs and screws, 
E. C. Fruean, " 

Thomas R. Cooper, painting sign, and figuring 

lanterns, 
C. H. Dewey, for glazing, 
L. H. Collyer, labor and stock, 
(a a. Upham, wheel jack, 
E. Dodge, removing remains of old house, 
Hartford Davenport, use of horse, 
N. H. Bird, hose rope, 
Macomber & Purinton, coal and bark, 
Lyceum Hall Co., rent of a room, 
Oliver Hall, storage of engine and apparatus. 



$510 22 


8 25 


1 SO 


9 25 


2 50 


19 37 


-2 50 


1 00 


1 00 


37 


8 50 


7 00 


5 00 



$ 576 76 



Engine No. 3. 

Paid Engine Co. for services up to May 1st, 1857, $100 00 
" " " " by the hour, 

M. H. Warren, services as steward, 

" " extra work, 

R. Gleason & Son, refreshments, oil and fluid, 
" " " re-gilding and repairs, 

William Withington, oil, 
Thomas Baldwin, brooms, fluid and oil, 
Royce's Express, neats foot oil, 
G. Haynes 6t Son, lanterns, 
T. R. Cooper, figuring lanterns, 
Shelton & Cheever, hose and repairs, 
Hunneman &. Co., painting and repairs, 
F. Ockershausen, double spanner, 
J. C. Robinson, iron work, 
S. W. Haley, " " 
Joseph Marshall, 2d., mason work and stock, 
J. C. Rich, painting inside of house, 
S. J. Willis, removing snow, 
Royce's Express, carting, 
S, Gleason, " 

J. C. Hewins, " 

E. Dodge, " 

i744 13 



198 75 


62 50 


1 00 


10 36 


7 75 


2 83 


6 55 


3 25 


6 75 


1 00 


104 88 


177 47 


2 25 


5 00 


19 53 


7 13 


12 50 


1 00 


3 50 


3 00 


1 00 


6 13 



29 

Engine No. 4. 

Paid Engine Co. for services up to May 1st, 1857, $ 100 00 
" " " " by the hour, 
Peter Cook, services as steward, 
Nathaniel Withington, " 

" " preparing wood, 

Cox «fc Taverner, refreshments, 
" " " pails, oil, fluid, &c., 
Thomas Russell, crackers, 
G. L. Fisher, hemp, lead and axe handle, 
I. W. Hart, closets and oil cans, 

" " labor, 
Peter Cook, packing cylinders, 
Sheltou & Cheever, badges, 

" •" " repairing hose, 
James Hersey, repairs, 
Wm. G. Swan, carting, 
Enoch Fenno, repairs on house, 
I. C. Robinson, iron work, 
I. W. Hart, carting, and use of horse to draw 
engine to fires, 



Edward Preston, coal and wood. 



259 25 


25 


00 


37 


50 




87 


11 


92 


33 


48 


6 


50 


2 


15 


3 00 


5 


00 


1 


00 


3 


GO 


3 


17 


12 02 


2 00 


10 25 


5 


00 


5 


00 


5 


25 



$531 36 



Engine No. 5. 



Paid Engine Co., for services up to May 1, 1857, $ 100 00 
" " " " by the hour, 

Isaac Fish, services as steward, 
G. G. Dennison, " 

Howland & Harding, refreshments, fluid and oil, 
E. A. G. Roulstone, hose caps, 
Shelton & Cheever, new hose, 

" " copper suction, 

" "- repairs and stock, 

" '' badges, 

Charles Hunt, neats foot oil, 
J. C. Robinson, iron work, 
William G. Swan, new pole and repairs, 

" " whitewashing and plastering, 

Joseph Marshall, 2d, mason work and stock, 

Amount carried forward, $ 743 58 



204 50 


12 50 


37 50 


1, 10 85 


21 00 


194 75 


35 00 


70 96 


2 40 


9 00 


1 00 


33 50 


3 50 


7 12 



30 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid S. E. Pratt, water privilege, 
B. F. Hebard, use of horse, 
Johnson's Express, carting, 
E. N. Darhng, " 

Edward Preston, wood and coal, 



$\ 


r43 58 




3 00 




2 GO 




2 GO 




1 60 




13 75 



1 765 93 



Engine No. 6. 

Paid Engine Company, for services up to 
May 1, 1857, 
Theodore Hersey, services as steward, 
Alfred Clapp, for refreshments, 
A. &. J. H. Upham, sperm oil, 
C. J. Sumner, stove and pipe, 
J. H, Upham, & Brother, lamps, fluid and oil, 
Shelton & Cheever, repairs, 
Hunneman «fc Co., " 
J. P. Silsby, labor and lead pipe, 
George Ford, wheelwright work, 
J. H. Bird, glazing, 
John Field, Jr., repairs on house, 
A. C. Clapp, " 

E. H. Brainard, labor on runners, 
Oliver Davenport, iron work, 
H. &. R. Rich, relaying wall under house, 
Theodore Hersey, housing coal, 
Royce's Express, carting, 
Hartford Davenport, use of horse. 



$ 100 00 


62 50 


1 87 


2 85 


11 75 


13 05 


5 66 


2 50 


16 73 


2 50 


67 


87 


21 18 


3 00 


12 11 


7 50 


75 


6 GO 


2 75 



$ 274 24 



Hook and Ladder Company. 

Paid company for services, by the hour, 
R. Harrison, services as steward, 
William White, printing by-laws, 
Walter Preston, record book, 
G. G. Dennison, painting signs, 



^89 03 


10 00 


7 45 


1 25 


9 00 



Amount carried forward, $116 73 



31 

Amount brought forward, 
Paid Shelton (fc Cheever, for badges, 
" " repairs 

John A. Tucker, " 

J. C. Robinson, " 

William G. Swan, repairs and painting, 

" " new poles and rope, 

Gordon <fc Bailey, painting carriage, &c. 
G. Haynes & Son, lanterns, 
Hunneman & Co. axes with picks, 
J. T. Murphy, repairing and oiling harness, 
Daniel Spear, 

G. A. Spear, splicing ropes, 
H. Crane, iron work, 
Abel Hocking, labor and stock on house, 
Fiske & Crane, use of horses, 
Cox's Express, carting. 



General Expenses. 



$ 116 73 


11 


30 


6 00 


6 


09 


2 


25 


25 


25 


12 


50 


17 25 


5 


00 


6 


50 


15 


75 


1 


50 




50 


20 


94 


1 


75 


28 00 




63 



f 277 94 



Paid S. H. Hebard, services as chief engineer, $ 100 00 
E. C. Fruean, " assistant " 25 00 

S. J. Willis, " " " 25 00 

I. W. Hart, " " *' 25 00 

W. G. Swan, " " - " 25 00 

Alfred Clapp, " " " 25 00 

David Clapp, printing rules and regulations, etc. 12 63 
T. W. Capen, police at Newhall's fire, 1 00 

W. G. Swan, fitting shoes, chains, etc., on the 

several engines, 5 00 

Fulton Iron Foundry, spanners, shoes, etc. 76 03 

G. Haynes (fcSon, one lantern, 4 00 

Torrent Six of Roxbury, for refreshments, 12 50 

Torrent Engine Co. refreshm'ts for 2 Roxbury Co's. 14 00 
Protector " " Milton & Quincy '' 14 00 

W. O. Churchill, refresh'ts for Wash'n H. & L. Co. 7 50 
Hannah Pierce, rent land 2 years Engine No. 5, 40 00 
Henry Clark, " 1 year " " 3, 25 00 

$436 66 



32 

Recapitulation. 

Engine No. I $ 764 09 

" " 2 576 76 

" " 3 744 13 

'' 4 531 36 

" " 5 765 93 

" " 6 274 24 

Hook and Ladder Company, 277 94 

General expenses of Fire Department, 436 66 



4,371 11 



CR. 

By Appropriation, % 3,500 00 

Expended over appropriation, 871 11 



$4,371 11 

Engine House, Engine and Apparatus, for Company No. 2. 

Paid Samuel H. Drew, for building house, 
Henry L. Nichols, plans and specificationsj 
Jacob Davis, mason Avork and stock, 
Patrick ColUns, cellar wall and stone work, 
Jonathan Collyer, labor on cellar, 
Thomas Farrety, '* " 

Andrew Coyle, " " 

Michael Q,uigley, blasting rocks, 
John Kelley, " 

Jonathan Whorf, powder and fuse, 
Ira Foster, " " 

John Haggerty, sharpening drills and picks, 
C. A. Upham, repairing wheelbarrow, 
C. F. Preston, cement, lime and sand, 
Thomas Payson, drawing stone, 
John Keating, for gravel, 
Hunneman & Co. engine, hose, carriage and ap 
Shelton &. Cheever, hose, etc. 

CR. 

By appropriation, 

Hunneman & Co. iron, etc. from old house, 
J. P. Silsby, old iron, 



Expended over appropriation, 



^1,050 00 


15 00 


7 00 


100 00 


22 75 


17 25 


26 62 


106 50 


19 25 


19 50 


7 98 


14 26 


1 50 


7 49 


6 00 


14 40 


., 1,089 00 


314 43 


$ 2,838 93 


$2,500 00 


67 98 


4 00 


2,571 98 


266 95 



$2,838 93 



33 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Eben'r Eaton, for services as selectman, over- 
seer of the poor, and surveyor of highways, 
E. H. R. Ruggles, " " '' 

Lewis F. Pierce, " " " 

Ebeu Tolman, services as clerk for selectmen, 
and assisting to prepare report, 
" " as Town Clerk, 
Oliver Hall, extra services as assessor in 1856, 
William Tolman ex. 



ii 



Robert Vose, 

Harvey Howe, 

S. H. Hebard 

William Withington, services as collector, 



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ii 



ii 
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ii 



ii 

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ii 



ii 



ii 



a 



as treas'r 1 yr. 1| m. 



Oliver Hall, for services as assessor in 1857 
William Tolman, " 
Robert Vose, " 

Harvey Howe, " 

Sylvester H. Hebard, " 



a 
ii 
a 
ii 



Unexpended, 



Ii 



$250 00 
250 00 
250 00 

150 00 

150 00 

16 00 

16 00 

16 00 

16 00 

16 00 

400 00 

, 125 00 

125 00 

125 00 

125 00 

125 00 

125 00 

2.280 00 
'220 00 



By appropriation, 



CR. 



% 2,500 00 

$2,500 00 



CEMETERIES. 



North Cemetery. 

Paid John B. Rogers, for runners for hearse, 
" " pair shafts, 

T. R. Cooper, repairing and painting hearse, 
William Davenport, labor, 
Hezekiah Park, " 

John Kelley, labor and stock, repairing wall. 



5 



33 00 


5 50 


12 00 


110 25 


3 50 


22 00 



$ 186 25 



34 

South Cemetery. 

Paid John A. Tucker, for repairing harness, $ 3 00 

S. Jenkins, resetting gate posts, 4 00 

Samuel Littlefield, carting gravel into Cemetery, 23 50 

Daniel Talbot, labor, 5G 76 

Henry S. Needham, labor, 1 50 

$ 88 76 
Amount, North Cemetery, bro't. forward, 186 25 



1 275 01 
Unexpended, 24 99 



1 300 00 



CR. 

By appropriation, $ 300 00 



INSTALLMENTS AND INTEREST ON NOTES, 

Paid Provident Institution for Savings, in Boston, * 

(part of principal,) $5,000 00 

Provident Institution for Savings, interest, 2,250 00 

Dorchester Savings Bank, part of principal, 1,000 00 

" " " for interest, 203 17 

Dedham " " part of principal, 1,000 00 

Dedham " " for interest, 406 50 

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

Robert Vose, " " 120 00 

Lusanna Tucker, " " 60 00 

A. C. Talbot, " " 60 00 

C. P. Ripley, « " 27 00 

J. H. Burt, & Co., " » 90 00 

Edward Whiting's note and interest, 2,086 84 

Blue Hill Bank, " " 3,938 00 

Mattapan Bank, " " 3,938 00 

$20,299 51 
CR. 
By appropriation, $ 12,000 00 

Exceeds appropriation, 8,299 51 

$20,299 51 



35 



INTEREST ON MONEY BORROWED IN ANTICI- 



PATION OF TAXES. 



Paid Blue Hill Bank, interest, 
Mattapa*, 
Ebenezer Clap, 



(( 



It 



CR, 



By appropriation, 

Expended over, 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 



Paid William Withington, on tax of 1855, 

" " " " 1856, 

William Tolman, " " 1857, 



By appropriation, 

Expended over, 



*|969 50 

969 50 

10 00 

$1,949 00 



$1,800 00 
149 00 

$ 1,949 00 



1 147 72 

278 58 

1,350 40 

$ 1,776 70 

$ 1,500 00 
276 70 

$ 1,776 70 



STATE AND COUNTY TAX. 

Paid M. Tenney, Jr., Treasurer, State Tax, 
C. ,C. Churchill, Treasurer, County Tax, 



CR. 

By appropriation, 

cash of the Town of Quincy, for Slate and 
County tax on estates set off from Dor- 
chester to Quincy. 



$9,855 00 
7,639 86 

} 17,494 86 

a7,464 13 

30 73 



# 17,494 86 



36 



SAFES FOR CLERK AND TREASURER. 



Paid John E. Wilder, for new safe, for Clerk, $ 250 00 

" " " Treasurer, 125 00 

Daniel Talbot, labor and lumber blocking up 

safe for Clerk, 2 00 



Unexpended, 



By appropriation, 

old safe of Town Clerk, 
" " Treasurer, 



CR 



$ 377 00 
3 00 

$380 00 

$250 00 

125 00 

5 00 













[EN. 


$ 380 00 


POLICE AND 


WATCHM 




lid John E. Jones, for 


• services as night watch, 


$ 365 00 


Wilson Stanley, 












365 00 


William G. Seavy, 












365 00 


Seth Crane, 












365 00 


John Robie, 












360 00 


S. H. Willis, 












120 00 


T. W. Capen, 












245 00 


S. H. Hebard, 












5 00 


John Keen, 












23 00 


William Moulton, services as police. 




6 00 


B. F. Hebard, 






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16 50 


S. Crane, 






n 






21 00 


J. E. Jones, 






(( 






22 00 


T. W. Capen, 






u 






9 00 


F. E. Rnggles, 






(( 






5 00 


W. F. Porter, 






(( 






5 00 


J. Robie, 






a 






3 00 


William G. Seavy, 






(( 






1 00 

$2,301 50 


Unexpended, 












98 50 



CR. 



By appropriation, 



$2,400 00 
I 2,400 00 



37 

INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Paid Eben Tolmaii, for obtaining statistics of births, 

and recording births, marriages and deaths, $64 45 
Eben Tolman, transmitting copies of marriages to 

different towns, in compliance with the law of 

1857, 
Wm. Davenport, returning statistics of deaths, 
E. C. Wilder, 

E. A. Smith, " " " " 

S. H. Hebard, notifying and atjending Town 

Meetings, and notifying Town Officers, 
Wm. Davenport, ringing bell for Town Meetings, 
E. C. Wilder ' " 
J, G. Torrey, printing warrants, voting and jury 

lists, &c., 
J. G. Torrey, printing annual report, 
Thomas Groom & Co., books and paper for 

Treasurer, 
Thomas Groom & Co., books and paper for Sur- 
veyor of Highways, 
C. C. P. Moody, printing for Assessors, 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., blank books and stationery 

for Assessors, 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr., binding old valuatiou books, 
C. O. Rogers, advertising for proposals to build a 

bridge at Fairmount, 4 13 

H. O. Hildreth, printing petition for leave to sell 

wood land, 5 00 

Oliver Hall, collecting and copying stocks for 

Assessors, 20 00 

Oliver Hall, preparing valuation manuscripts for 

binding, 15 00 

Oliver Hall, expenses to Dedham, 5 00 

" " recording deed, postage and check 

books, 4 25 

OHver Hall, repairing table at Town Hall, 4 00 

Peter Blake, dinners for Town Officers at Town 

Meetings, 27 50 

Peter Blake, dinners and luncheons for Assessors, 198 00 
T. W. Capen, care of hall and attendance on 

Assessors, 33 00 

T. W. Capen, care of hall and attendance at 

"Town Meetings, 22 75 

Amount carried forward, S 814 76 



35 10 
7 70 
2 20 
4 10 


41 50 

2 25 
1 00 


87 40 
155 44 


10 00 


2 50 
24 00 


35 49 
3 00 



30 00 
60 00 


101 47 
3 00 
2 00 



38 

Amount brought forward, % 814 76 
Paid Asaph Churchill, professional services in actions 
Vinal against Town, Johnson against Town, 
and other services, • 312 50 

B. F. Copeland, fees for referees, in case L. P. 
Haskell against the Town, 

Wm. Withington, rent of office two years, 

" " cash paid for liquor, and services 

as liquor agent, 
E. H. R. Ruggles, ballot boxes, 
E. W, Robinson, removing safe for Treasurer, 
E. Ford, distributing reports and notices for 

Town Meeting, 60 00 

E Tolman, looking up the title to wood land at 

Dedham, 2 00 

E. Tolman, writing deeds and bonds, and going 

to Judge of Probate, 5 00 

E. Tolman, surveying land and gravel, 14 37 

E. Ford, recording deed, 60 

J. H. (:;obb, " bond, 1 00 

Snow & Rider, flag, 33 00 

Asa Davenport, fixing flag staff", 2 00 

O. Davenport & Co., iron work on flag staff", 4 50, 

E. C. Fruean, painting " " " 15 92 

Sumners & Swift, halliard line, 4 00 

Samuel Tileston, painting Town Hall, 30 00 

J. Marshall, whitewashing and coloring walls of 

Town Hall, 16 00 

T. J. Hazen, paint and oil for Town Hall, 15 00 

C. P. Tolman, stove pipe and repairs on stove at 
Town Hall, 25 20 

T. W. Capen, cleaning, and curtains for Hall, 8 97 

" *' use of screws at Aims-House, 1 25 

Town of Quincy, for taxes, ' 7 38 
Hannah Pierce, damages digging in front of her 

estate, in 1855, 10 00 

S. H. Hebard, food for a man in the lock-up, 30 

James O. Reiley, ditching salt marsh, 98 28 

Zebedee Cook, land corner of Crescent Avenue, 101 40 

George Newhall, land for widening Cottage street, 49 20 

James G. Cassell, land to widen Cottage street, 60 00 
Wm. Pope &. Co., lumber for bridges, and culverts 

in streets, 48 18 



Amount carried forward $ 1,927 18 



39 

Amount brought forward $1,927 18 

Paid Aims-House Establishment, labor on fences 

side of streets, 20 00 

Aims-House Establishment, carting lumber for 

fences, bridges and culverts, on streets, 6 25 

Aims-House Establishment, labor of men and 

carting, 5 12 

Aims-House Establishment, carting gravel on 

side walks, 
Maurice Shehan, stones for culverts, 

D. G. Corliss, edge stones, 
Matthew O'Riley, stones, 
Asa Davenport, making culverts, 
Hartford Davenport, labor on fence at Crescent 

Avenue, 
Hugh McGuire, laying wall at A. H. lot, 

E. V. Munroe, iron work, 
Thomas Pay son, drawing stone for bank wall, 
E. W. Robinson, labor on new road from Lower 

Mills to Norfolk street, 

Samuel Cook, half the expense repairing Dor- 
chester and Milton bridges, 

C. F, Preston, lumber for Tenean bridge, 

L. Pratt & Co., " " 

A. T. Stearns, " " 

Asa Davenport, carpenter work on Tenean bridge, 156 56 

James Holmes, labor on a - 

Thomas Long, " " 

Wm. S. Cohoon, " " 

.Joseph Pillsbnry, labor of men and teams on 
Tenean bridge, 

Macomber & Purinton, use of scow at Tenean 
bridge, 

Phillips & Moseley, spikes for Tenean bridge, 

Aims-House Establishment, labor of men on 

Tenean bridge, 47 25 

G. W. Currier, building the Town's half of bridge 

at Hyde Park, 703 50 

Thomas Campbell, building road from Hyde 

Park bridge to River street, 589 56 

E. W. Robinson, men and teams, labor on Dor- 
chester Avenue, 136 50 

Thomas Campbell, drilling, and building wall 

for Dorchester Avenue, 16 86 

Amount carried forward ^ 4,901 24 



16 


00 


112 


80 


95 


12 


12 


00 


9 80 


11 


85 


114 00 


3 25 


14 00 


12 


75 


4 65 


495 


03 


26 


50 


169 


39 


156 


56 


18 


75 


21 


25 


5 


47 


135 


60 


10 


00 


4 25 



40 

Amount brought forward, $ 4,901 24 
Paid Joseph Littlefield, men and team, labor on 

Dorchester Avenue, 35 00 

Patrick Campbell, labor on Dorchester Avenue, 17 25 
Cornelius Deasy, carting gravel from Aims-House 

lot, to Dorchester Avenue, 804 97 

John Sargent, filling gravel on sides of Dorchester 

Avenue, 136 00 

$ 5,894 46 
Unexpended, 176 65 

$6,071 11 
CR. 

By appropriation, $6,000 00 

cash of C. P. Tolman, for rent of land, 8 00 

" William Withington, balance of -liquor, 57 11 
" Macomber & Purinton, old timber of 

Tenean bridge, 6 00 

1 6,071 11 



NEW STREET FROM UPPER MILLS TO 
WEST ROXBURY.. 

Paid Richard Wall, towards building street, $ 2,400 00 

Unexpended, 2,600 00 

$5,000 00 
CR. 

By a special appropriation, raised by a loan, $ 5,000 00 



DEBT OF THE TOWN. 



Treasurer's Note to Dedham Savings Institution, $ 1,000 00 
" Dorchester, " " 2,000 00 

u u u u u 1^000 00 

« " Robert G. Living, [Trustee,] 2,000 00 

" " Dorchester M. F. I. Company, 2,000 00 

$8,000 00 



41 



HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. 

Treasurer's Note to Lnsanna Tucker, 

John Talbot, 









Robert Vose, 



1 1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 

1 3,000 00 



BUILDING NEW SCHOOL HOUSES, LAND, &c. 



Treasurer's Note to Prov. Institution, Boston, 



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(( 

(( 



(( 



$8,000 00 

4,000 00 

10,000 00 

4,000 00 

8,000 00 

Dedham Savings Institution, 4,900 00 

." Dorchester " . " 2,000 00 

" Robert Vose, 1,000 00 

" Charles P. Ripley, 450 00 

" John H, Burt & Co., 



CI 

u 



Whole amount. 



3,000 00 
$45,350 00 
$56,350 00 



INVENTORY OF SCHOOL FUND. 

Gibson School Fund. 

Lyman Willard's Note and mortgage 
Charles Himt's " 

Theodore L. Howe's " 

a u u a 

Alexander Pope's " 

George A. Houghton's " 
Henry Jenkins' " 

John Dolan's " 

John Keen's " 

Judah M. Bellows' ■' 
Peter Blake's " 

United States Loan of 1842, 



gage, 


^503 00 




428 12 




342 00 




213 75 




1,660 43 




474 00 




464 31 




501 92 




604 88 




2,000 00 




1,000 00 




3,000 00 



6 



11,192 41 



42 

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 

4shares Western R. Road Stock, par value 100, 400 00 

Donald Ferguson's note and mortgage, 440 00 



$3,320 00 



Whole amount, $ 14,512 41 



TOWN PROPERTY. 



John A. Haven's note and mortgage, f 257 20 

Benjamm F. Glover's note, 100 00 



1 357 20 



AMOUNT DUE FOR TAXES. 

WilUam Withington, for Tax, 1856, $ 979 20 

William Tolman, " " 1857, 18,415 90 

Cash in the Treasury, 2,052 14 



$21,447 24 
Notes to be paid from the Tax, 13,000 00 

$8,447 24 



43 

The following table showing the number of PoUs^ the Yal- 
uation of Estates, Amount of Tax Assessed, and the Rate 
per $1,000 for the last Thirty years, is hereby furnished by 
the Assessors. 











RATE 


YEAR. 


NO. 


VALUATION. 


AMOUNT OF 


PER 




POLLS. 




TAX. 


% 1,000 


1828 


841 


$1,390,979 30 


% 8,178 96 


$5 88 


1829 


1,009 


1,406,471 34 


7,848 11 


5 58 


1830 


902 


1,143,016 66 


8,812 67 


8 84 


1831 


853 


1,281,233 33 


9,005 10 


6 CO 


1S32 


-876 


1,251,700 00 


8,051 72 


5 28 


1833 


917 


1,353,466 66 


9,420 89 


5 88 


1834 


952 


1,391,115 10 


9,443 15 


5 76 


1835 


992 


1,481,767 00 


10,063 41 


5 76 


1836 


1,023 


1,520,933 33 


10,921 93 


6 12 


1837 


1,075 


1,559,814 00 


11,722 72 


6 48 


1838 


1,046 


1,637,466 00 


13;i22 76 


7 08 


1839 


1,020 


1,858,800 00 


13.114 64 


6 24 


1840 


1,095 


1,857,100 00 


12.767 60 


6 00 


1841 


1,151 


1,799,233 33 


13,239 24 


6 36 


1842 


1,154 


1,876,683 00 


13,441 29 


6 24 


1843 


1,068 


2,201,500 00 


11,783 18 


5 04 


1844 


1,266 


2,300,700 00 


14,735 62 


5 58 


1845 


1,346 


2,531,166 66 


17,287 02 


6 03 


1846 


1,474 


2,833,000 00 


18,117 76 


5 58 


1847 


1.553 


3,236,866 66 


20,977 16 


5 76 


1848 


1.684 


3,994,600 00 


28,889 85 


6 60 


1849 


1,797 


4,594,420 00 


33,842 07 


6 78 


1850 


1,982 


7,199,800 00 


36,090 00 


4 60 


1851 


2,044 


7,660,850 00 


39,074 71 


4 70 


1852 


2,034 


8,315,500 00 


44,628 50 


5 00 


1853 


2,227 


8,997,800 00 


45,705 63 


4 70 


1854 


2.344 


10,182,400 00 


53,409 76 


4 90 


1855 


2,339 


11,321,700 00 


58,872 84 


5 20 


1856 


2,119 


10,666.200 00 


73,575 42 


6 60 


1857 


2,279 


10,883,000 00 


87,915 90 


7 80 



Note. — Up to 1849, Taxes were assessed on a Reduced 
valuation — since which on a Cash value. 



44 



Dr. Oliver Hali,, Toivn Treasurer, in Account Currrent 

To Balance in the Treasury, February 1, 1857 $6,069 91 

Cash received for school account, 4 00 

" " " Gibson School Fund 48174 

" " " Stoughton " " 249 90 

" « " State " " 338 00 

1,073 64 

" «« « Loan for Gibson School Building, . 3,000 00 

" " '• proceeds of sale of Gibson School- 
House and land, 2,005 00 

5,005 00 

*« " " board of pauper, sales of pro- 
duce and other articles at Alms 
House, 593 98 

*' " of Commonwealth and Towns, . 

for pauper account, 114 07 

" " of individuals, for support of Luna- 
tics in Asylum, 225 49 , 

933 54 

" " for Hiajhway Account, 79 72 

" " " remains of old Engine, No. 2, ... 71 98 

" " " Town Clerk and Treasurer's old 

safes, 130 00 

" " of Town of Quincy, for State and 

County Tax, 30 73 

" " of John Barnard, for land, 50 74 

" " foraccountof Incidental Expenses, , . 71 11 

121 85 

" *• " loan for New road from Upper 

Mills, to West Roxbury, 5,000 00 

« " of Henry Grew, for sale of land, . 842 06 

" " for Tax of 1856, in part 7,650 28 

« " " " " 1857, in '♦ 69,500 00 

" " of Blue Hill Bank, in anticipation 

of Tax ;••••.•• 6,37175 

•• " of Mattapan Banlt, in anticipation 

of Tax, 6,371 75 

$109,252 21 






45 



from Feb. 1, 1857, to Feb. 1, 1858, with the Town of Dorchester, Ci. 

By cash paid for Salaries of Scbool Teachers, .... 16,056 33 

" " Fuel for Schools, 1,445 10 

" " " Stationery for Teachers" Desks, . . 214 16 

" " «' Books for Indigent Scholars, 52 78 

" Incidental expenses of Schools, .. 5,370 41 

'* General School Expenses, 484 20 

$23,622 98 

" " " Gihson School Building, 7,77160 

" " '« Support of Poor in Ahris House, 3,198 43 
" " " " " " out of Alms House, 703 42 

" " " " " Lunatics at Asylum,.. 482 15 

4,384 00 

" " " Repairs of Highways, 8,545 97 

" *• " Removing Snow in Roads, 617 44 

9,163 41 

Fire Department, 4,371 11 

Engine House, Engine and appar- 
atus for No. 2, 2,838 93 

" " " Town Officers, , 2,280 00 

" " " Cemeteries, 275 01 

" " " Installments and Interest on Notes, 20,2^9 51 

" " «« Interest on money borrowed, in 

anticipation of Taxes, 1,949 00 

" " " Abatement of Taxes, 1 ,776 70 

" " " State Tax, 9,855 00 

" " County Tax, 7,639 86 

" " " Safe, for Town Clerk, 252 00 

" " " " " Treasurer, 125 00 

'• " " Police and Watchmen, 2,30150 

" " " Incidental Expenses, 5,894 46 

" " " New Street, from Upper Mills to 

West Roxbury, 2,400 00 

107,200 07 
Balance in the Treasury, 2,052 14 



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Dorchester, Feb. 11, 1858. 



^ 109,252 21 
OLIVER HALL, Tow7i Treasurer. 



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, 1858, were .^109,252 21, and 
his payments duly vouched for, by orders drawn by the Selectmen, were 
§107,200 07 

Balance in the Treasury, Feb. 1, 1858, was $ 2,052 14, as appears in the 
foregoing account. 



ELEAZER J. BISPHAM, } 

ROBEUT VOSE, > Auditors. 

CHARLES A. WOOD. S 



46 

PERSONAL PROPERTY BELONGING TO 
THE TOWN. 

in chafge of the Superintendeyit of the Alms-House. 

15 feather beds, 14 straw beds, 18 cotton comforters, 4 
pair blanketSj [colored,] 3 pair milled blankets, 1 pair home 
made flannel blankets, 9 pair large sheets, 7 pair small sheets, 
3 pair striped sheets, 17 cotton bed quilts, 5 woolen bed quilts, 
17 pair pillow cases, 36 yards cotton sheeting, 41 yards 
striped sheeting, 10 bedsteads, 4 cribs, 6 stoves. 

2 barrels salt pork, 4 legs ham, 2 shoulders ham, 2 bar- 
rels soft soap, 2 boxes hard soap; 5| cords oak, 3 cords pine, 
and 10 cords sprtice wood. 

2 horses, 2 cows, 2 swine, 8 tons English hay, | ton salt 
hay and rowing, 5 cords manure, 1 light covered wagon and 
harness, 1 horse hay wagon, 1 pair wagon wheels, 1 horse 
cart and harness, 1 leading harness, 1 tool ciiest, 2 sleds, 
1 pung, 1 wheelbarrow, 3 large and 3 small chains, 13 
shovels, 4 iron bars, 7 picks, 1 churn drill, 2 sledges, 2 stone 
hammers, 4 hoes, 2 iron rakes, 2 spades, 2 manure forks, 2 
grind stones, 1 harrow, 3 plows; 2 ladders, 1 hay cutter, 1 
cultivator, 1 axe, 1 hatchet, I bill hook, 2 saws, 1 cart rope, 
3 rakes, 5 pitchforks, 2 scythes and 3 snaths. 

In chargb of Sia^veyors of HlghiDays. 

7 horse carts, 7 harnesses, 9 picks, 9 shovels, 10 old shovels, 
3 iron bars, 1 pair long runners, 2 pair short runners, 1 hoe, 
I pair leading chains, 1 draft chain, 2 Avater buckets, 1 tool 
box, 3 hammers, 2 stone hammers, 1 churn drill, 1 stone 
drag, 1 rut machine, 1 stone roller, and 1 pair halliards. 

In charge of Undertakers. 

2 hearses and harnesses, and 2 set runners. 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1857. 

Selectmen, Overseei^s of the Poor and Surveyors of High- 
ways — Ebenezer Eaton, Edward H. R. Ruggles, and Lewis 
F. Pierce. 

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

Toivn Clerk — Eben Tolman. 

Tovin Treas%irer — Oliver Hall. 

Colleclor — William Tolman. 

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



47 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Report of the Chief Engineer, to the Selectmen of 

Dorchester. 

Gentlemen : I herewith present the Nmlh Annnal Report 
of the condition of the Fire Department of this Town, with 
an account of the fires and alarms, the year ending January 
31, 1S5S ; also the amount of loss and insurance as far as 
has been ascertained, and also the amount of expenditures 
under the direction of the Board of Engineers for the sup- 
port of the Fire Department. 

The department is organized as follows : 

SYLVESTER H. HEBARD, Chief Eiigineer. 

Alfred Clafp, William G. Swan, George L. Fisher, 
Edmund C. Fruean, and Cyrus Savage, Assistant Engineeis. 

There are now seven Companies, in commission, viz : 

Fountain Co. No. 1.— Dean M. Swift, Foreman ; John 
Preston, Assistant Foreman ; Thomas F. Temple, Clerk; 
Lorenzo Gurney, Steivard. 

Protector Co. No. 2. ^Samuel F. "White, Foreman ; Oli- 
ver Glover, 2d, AssH Foreman; L. H. Collyer, Clerk; 
Nath'l Bird, Steward. 

Torrent Co. No. 3. — Henry Forbes, Foreman ; G. M. 
Blake, Ass't Foreman; N. W. Garland, Clerk ; M. H. 
Warren, Steioard. , 

Alert Co. No. 4. — Isaac WiUiams, Foreman; George F. 
Yenno, AssH Foreman ; Benjamin F. Willey, Clerk; Nath'l 
Withington, Stev)ard. 

Independence Co. No. 5. — G. A. Spear, Foreman; N. W. 
Holt, Ass't Foreman; E. W. Harding, Clerk; G. W. Den- 
nison. Steward. 

Tiger Co, No. 6. — John E. Jones, Foreman ; J. H. Up- 
ha.m, Ass' t Fo?^ema?i] Daniel W. Baker, Clerk] Theodore 
Hersey, Steward. 

Mattapan Hook and Ladder Co. — Henry Crane, Fore- 
man; Leonard, Everett, Jr., Ass' t Foreman ; Waher Pres- 
ton , Clerk ; Albert S. Packard, Steioard. 

The department has been called out 36 times the past 
year, by alarms of fire; 13 times by fires in this town, J 6 
times by fires out of this town, and 7 times by false alarms 
for various causes. 

The members of the Fire Department, have since May 
last, been paid for their services, twenty-five cents per hour, 



48 

each, for the time occupied in attending at fires and alarms ; 
with the exception of Engine Co. No, 6, which has been 
under the management of a volunteer company, who have 
taken charge of the same without compensation, except the 
payment of the steward. That company certainly deserves 
the thanks of the town. It is the opinion of the Chief 
Engineer, that the payment of a certain sum per year to 
each member of the Department, is far preferable to the 
present system of payment. 

Owing to the fact, that from the appropriation made by 
the town for the support of this Department for the present 
year, it has been necessary to pay for the services of the 
members for the last past year, as well as for the present 
year, the expenditures have somewhat exceeded the appro- 
priation. 

There has been a considerable amount expended in fur- 
nishing apparatus and fixtures for the New Engine, No. 2, 
and the house for the Company, not provided for in the 
special appropriation made by the Town for the purchase of 
the Engine, and building the house. 

A Company has been formed the past^^-ear, to take charge 
of, and manage the Hook and Ladder Carriage, with the 
Apparatus, and will be of great benefit to the department. 
The several Engines and other Apparatus, with the Engine 
Houses, are in good condition. 

The amount of expenditures under the direction of the 
Board of Engineers, for Repairs, Hose, Fixtures, &c., has 
been $ 2,282 73. Total expenditures on account of Fire 
department the past year,- have been $ 4,371 11. 

Annexed is a Table of the Fires and Alarms, from Feb- 
ruary Ij 1S57 to February 1, 185S. 

Respectfully, Yours, 

SYLVESTER H. HEBARD, Chief Engineer. 

Dorchester, Feb. 1, 1S58. 



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VITAL STATISTICS FOR 1857. 



BIRTHS REGISTERED DURING THE YEAR. 1 

Males, 136 Females, 149 Whole number, 285- 

There were five pairs of twins. 



NATIVITY OF PARENTS. 

Fathers. Mothers. 

Dorchester, --.----..--20 24 

United States, -.--.------ 106 HI 

British Provinces, .-.--.---H 7 

England, -------...--13 11 

Scotland, - - . 6 10 

Ireland, - - - - 114 113 

Germany, ------------10 7 

West Indies, ...-- 1 

Wales, - 1 

Sicily, - I 

Not stated, 2 2 

285 285 



53 



INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGE— 1857. 



MALES 


• 


BIRTHPLACE OF FEMALES. 


Birtliplace. 


Total 


Dorches- 
ter. 


United 

States 


Briti'h 
Proy. 


Ire- 

laod. 


Ger- 
many. 


Eng- 
land. 


Scot- 
land. 


Portu- 
gal. 


Dorchester 


1 

9 


1 


7 








1 






U. States 




4 


16 


1 






1 






British Pr. 


o 


1 










1 






Ireland 


36 






1 


34 








1 


England 


4 








2 




1 


1 




Germany 


2 


















Scotland 


3 




1 




1 




1 







Total 



rs 



6 24 2 37 



MARRIAGES— 1857. 



MALES. 


BIRTHPLACE OF FEMALES. 


Birthplace. 


Total. 


Dorchester. 


United States. 


England. 


Scotland. 


Dorchester 
U. States 
British Pro. 
England 
Scotland 


3 

20 

1 
1 

o 


4 


2 

16 

1 

1 


I 
I 


1 


Total 


27 


1 4 1 20 2 


1 



54 



DEATHS REGISTERED IN 1857. 

Whole No. Deaths, 153 Males, 80, Females, 73. 

(Stillborn, 6.) 



Date 


NAMES. 


AGE. 


Place of Birth. 


Disease or 


of 






a: 


cause of Death. 


Death 




i 


.1 


P 






Jan." ' io 


lohn Gately 






"7" 


Dorchester 


infantile 


12 


Emily Lincoln "Wales 


4 


4 


22 


a 


Scarlet Fever 


14 


Mary Greenwood 


18 


9 


17 


Brighton 


Consumption 


Itj 


Benjamin Baker 


71 




11 


Dorchester 


Accidental 


17 


Andrew Black 


47 


7 


10 


Ireland 


Consumption 


17 


Timothy Toomey 




6 


14 


Dorchester 


Hooping Cough 


18 


Oliver .Jordan 


81 


9 


21 




Debility 


21 


Elizabeth Covell 


74 


6 




Salem 


Cancer 


21 


William A. Lemon 


1 


6 




Dorchester 


Brain Fever 


29 


Jame-! W. Worsley 


37 






Boston 


Consumption 


Feb. 7 


Isaac Bird 


68 


6 




(i 


General Debility 


20 


Margaret Collins 






10 


Dorchester 


Infanlilo 


24 


John Landers 


33 






Ireland 


Bruises in an affray 


28 


Jonathan ^V)leele^ 


66 


11 




Vermont 


Apoplexj' 


28 


Sarah Halligan 


88 


^ 




Ireland 


Consimiption 


March 1 


Nahby W. Phillips 


72 






Keene, N. H. 


Lung Fever 


1 


Lottie Ednah Dodge 




2 


7 


Dorchester 


Canker 


6 




72, 


7 


10 


Colchester, Ct. 


Aneurism 


10 


James Canty 






1 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


l5|Elizabeth Canty 


22 






Ireland 


Si-ariet Fever 


lyjCatharine Kelly 


2 


3 


18 


Dorchester 


Hooping Cough 


23 1 Mary Canty 


80 






Ireland 


Child Birth 


27 Lydia M. Starratt 


32 


2 




Nantucket 


Consumption 


April 2 William C. Spaulding 


41 






Newburyport 


u 


2:NathanielHill 


58 






Canton 


(1 


3 Charles Bates Pierce 


50 


4 


24 


Doieliester 


Typhoid Fever 


7 1 George D. Jordan 


23 


10 


7 


Boston 


Consiunption 


9 Dolly Nye 


72 






Portsmouth, N. H. 


Paralysis 


15;L. Jane Baynum 


28 


11 


12 


Dexter, Me. 


Congestion of Stomach 


16 John Dunniken 


36 






Ireland 


Consumption 


17iJohn D. Noonan 






7 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


21 Frances Nason 


74 






Walpole 


Pleurisy 


21 Ezra G. Beal 




11 


6 


Dorchester 


Croup 


May 11 Margaret McGlone 


3 


11 


6 


(i 


Scarlet Fever 


13 John Uolden 


86 


6 


10 


u 


Old Age 


15 Caroline E. Temple 


2 


4 




Worcester 


Teething 


20 ; Catharine Dailey 


27 






Ireland 


Bleeding of the Lungs 


25jlsaac II. Parker 


20 


4 


17 


Boston 


Consumption 


25 William II. Bird 


19 




11 


Dorchester 


(. 


2(5:Mary Bussey 


69 






a 


Debility 


26 Frederick Howe. 






24 


u 


Infantile 


27!Ann Bradish Dorr 


48 


9 




Boston 


Consumption 


29; Ed ward Donnelly 


2 


3 




Dorcliester 


Teething 


31 


John Taylor 


66 


5 




Prince Ed\yards Is. 


Consumption 


June 4 


^ViUia O'Donnell 


1 


9 


18 


Dorchester 


Dropsy on the Brain 


11 


Mary Emma Barry 


1 


1 


6 


(( 


Hooping-Cough 


12 


Martha E. Dalton 


3 


9 


8 


IC 


Scarlet Fever 


12 


.Joseph Michael Barry 


1 


3 


20 


iC 


Scrofula 


12 


Michael Birmingham 




4 




ti 


Canker 


13| Bernard Gaynard 2nd 




11 




1; 


Diarrhea 


13 


Abby Ewell 


45 


8 




Roxbury 


Dropsy 


13 


Mary Hoyt 


71 




14 


Dorchester 


a 


27 


Clarissa Dorr 


66 


1 


17 


u 


Schirrhus ' 


29 


Mary Elizabeth Warren 


1 


1 


29 


Newton 


Scarletina 


July 2 


Elizabeth Glover 


29 


4 


6 


Dorchester 


Heart Complaint 


4 


llattie A. Boundy 


16 






Marblehead 


Typhoid Fever 


5 


Albert E. Stetson 


32 


2 


3 


Bra in tree 


u 


7 


Henry Hutchinson 


1 




27 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


9 


Edward Jenkins 


81 


6 


26 


Scituate 


Apoplexy 


12 


Bernard Gaynard 


33 






Ireland 


Sun Stroke 


16 


John King 


32 






it 


Consumption 


18 


George Ware 


1 


5 


7 


Dorchester 


Dropsy on the Brain 


22 


Mary E. Cnshman 




6 




'• 


Erysepilas 


21 


Marv Graroer 


18 


3 




Germany 


Typhoid Fever 


30 


llaciiol Blake 


81 


6 


27 


Miltcni 


Consumption 


Aug. 3 


<!laii.ssa H. Kendrirk 


28 


7 




Dorchgster 


Typhoid l''ever 


4 


[joviisa .lane Davenport 


20 


7 


21 


(1 


Mar.isnuis 


5 


.Icrcniiiili ('onnelly 




2 




a 


Infantile 


1( 


t :.i( li.ii ino Connaughton 


4 







.( 


Scarlet Fever 


1(1 


Uli/.iibctli Itarton 


74 






Boston 


Dropsy 


10 


(iciirgi- K. ll;iker 




3 


10 


Dorchester 


('liolcra Infantum 


11 


I'Mward :\l('(lovcvn 


2 


3 




11 


Scarlet Kcver 


i:i 


Ocnnis liiley 


19 


7 




Irclniul 


Consumption 


13 


I'liilip IloUingcr 


19 


1 3 


9 


Gornmny' 


Accidental 



55 



Date 


NAMES. 


AGE. 


Place of Wrth. 


Disease or 
cause of Death. 


of 
Death. 


S 
>* 


an 

1 




Aug. 15 


Anna Louisa Ilobart 


'si" 


'io" 


"•y 


Boston 


Chronic Diarrhea 


lo 


Hannah Donahoe 




8 




Dorchester 


Teething 


Itj 


Mary Olive Eweil 


1 


2 


18 


Ch 


Dropsy on the Brain 


22 


John Oostain 


23 


4 


26 


England 


C!ousuQiption 


24 


Samuel B . 1 1 enly 


47 


7 




Dorchester 


Dropsy 


27 


Emma Tucker 


1 




1 


a 


Disease of the Grain 


Sept. 4 


Willie L. Senter 


1 


1 


16 


it 


Dropsy on the Brain 


5 


Jacob Merriam 


30 


3 


19 


Boston 


Consumption 


7 


Nancy Hill 


50 






Frankport, Me. 


Cancer 


8 


Susan Cornelia King 


42 


1 


23 


Portsmouth, N. H 


Consumption 


9 


Emerv H. Duffield 




2 


6 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infautunj 


10 


Martha J. Griffin 


1 


2 


8 


Concord 


u u 


10 


Daniel Anderson 


80 


8 




Scotland 


Old Age 


10 


George W. Garland 


2 


2 


7 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


10 


James Riley 


2 


7 




(( 


Lung Fever 


11 


Ja's G. N. G. Thompson 


38 






11 


fci (( 


13 


Maria Percival 


64 


1 


4 


Trenton, N. J. 


Congestion of the Lung? 


15 


Charles TT. Haley 


1 


1 




Dorchester 


Cholera Infiintum 


17 


Martha D. Bent 


35 


4 


12 


Boston 


Consumption 


17 


WilUam Sheridan 


1 


1 


16 


Dorchester 


Dropsy on the Brain 


17 


William H. Pool 


1 


3 


3 


ik 


Congestion of the Brain 


18 


Lewis H. Piich 


7 


6 




Boston 


Croup 


18 


John Shaughensey 




1 


17 


Dorchester 


Convulsions 


20 


Edmund T. Sivret 


1 




7 


ifc 


Cholera Infantum 


21 


Clara G. Greenleaf 






1 


u 


Infantile 


92 


Joanna Wall 


61 






Ireland 


Old Age 


25 


Elnathan P. Hathaway 




4 




Minnesota 


Cholera Infantum 


25 


Harriet E. Loring 




4 




Dorchester 


n a 


27 


James Gallitcher 






10 


u 


Infantile 


27 Henrv Coufciiliii 




4 




iv 


Convulsions 


29 


Ann Maria Preston 


28 


8 




Boston 


Consumption 


29 


Arthur C. Sumner 


1 






Dorchester 


11 


30 


Mar}' Gilligan 


3 






.( 


Dysentery 


Oct. 1 


JIary J. W. Taylor 




8 


7 


(C 


Cholera Infantum 


3 


Henry TT. Young 




3 




a 


Dropsy * 


3 


Edward Gavnard 


1 


8 


24 


a 


Debility 


4 


Frank T. Ross 


9 


6 




Brunswick, Me. 


Consumption 


7 


Hannah K. Sloan 


44 






Orleans 


Tumor 


8 


Elizabeth A. Foster 


41 


9 


22 


DorchL.?ter 


Scrofula 


10 


John W. Munroe 


77 


4 


3 


a 


Paraly.«is 


10 


Bela Greenwood 


22 


7 




Brighton 


Consumption 


22 


Emily R. Atwood 


23 


6 




Dorchester 


11 


22 


Kenneth W. Ferguson 




8 


23 


u 


11 


26 


Henry G. Holbrook 


3 




24 


Roxbury 


Inflamation of Bladder 


26 


Rachel G. Woi-thington 


68 


4 


22 


Brookline 


Old Age 


27 


Sally Staples 


94 






North Berwick, Me. 


11 11 


27 


Frank P. Billings 




4 


10 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


28 


WiJiiam Reed 


3 


1 


19 


East Boston 


Convulsions 


2S 


Catharine Tucker 


56 


10 




Salem 


Paralysis 


28 


Charlotte A. "Wiswell 


18 


4 




Dorchester 


Consumption 


30 


Lewis Frey 


28 


9 




Germany 


Typhoid Fever 


Nov. 2 


Mary Robinson 


86 


1 


10 


Dorchester 


Cancer 


3 


Emeline Parkinson 


44 






No. Yarmouth, Me. 


Debility 


8 


Marv E. Flavel 


1 


7 


29 


Dorchester 


Dysentery 


9 


Ellen L. Baker 


4 


7 


25 


Charlestown 


Scarlet Fever 


10 


Janet Crawford 




11 




Boston 


Hooping Cough 


11 


Bridget Gaynard 


25 






Ireland 


Con.nuiiption 


13 


Levi Knox 


60 


6 




Labanon, Me. 


Heart Complaint 


14 


.Joseph Howe 


79 


7 


13 


Dorchester 


Lung Fever 


17 


Fanny Williams 






22 


(( 


Convulsions 


17 


Xesler Palmer 






2 


a 


Infantile 


19 .Ufred Tileston 


44 




S 


ii 


Consumption • 


19 Harriet Pierce 


43 


11 


17 


(I 


11 


19 Olive P. Fairfield 


21 


2 


14 


Kennebunkport,Me 


Typhoid Fever 


21 .To.=eph B. Heard 


40 


1 


27 


Boston 


Pneumonia 


25!E?tella CMoukon 




2 


28 


Dorchester 


Hooping Cough 


25 


Joseph Frost 


74 


4 


21 


Ashburnham 


Dropsy 


27 


Sarah Stetson 


69 




23 


Braintree 


T.vplioid Fever 


Dec. 2 


Ellen Kelly 


27 






Ireland 


Consumption 


8 


Henry 0. Farwell 




9 


23 


Dorcli ester 


Inflamation of Bowels 


10 


Xxm Capewell 


75 


5 




Birmingham, Eng, 


Accidental 


10 


Mary J. Sawyer 


23 


9 


14 


Chelm.'ifovd 


Consumption 


10 


Benjamin C. Atwood 




4 




Dorchester 


.( 


18 


Bridget AVall 




1 


19 


u 


Infantile 


18| Francis Tipping 






25 


1( 


u 


21 


Joseph Homar 


56 


8 




(C 


Dysentery 


23 


Ellen M. TTalker 


21 


9 




Boston 


Coni^umption 


2.5 


Charles A. Pray 


17 


3 


5 


.'• 


Typhoid Fever 


29 


Lucy M. Spegr 


33 


3 




Quincy 


Child Birth 



56 



THEIR DISEASES WERE :— 



Accidental, . .' 3 

Aneurism, ] 

Apoplexy, -2 

Bruises, in an affray,. 1 

Cancer, 3 

Canker 2 

Cholera Infantum, ...10 

Child Birth, 2 

Consumption, 34 

Convulsions, 4 

Congestion of Stomach 1 

Chronic Diarrhea, 1 

Croup, 2 



Debility, 5 

Ditirrhea, 1 

Dysentery, . 3 

Disease of the Brain, 8 

" ■ " Bowels, 

'" " " Heart, 

*' " Lungs, 

Dropsy, 

Erysepilas, 

Fever, Lung, ...... 4 

" , Scarlet, 9 

"". Typhoid,..:. 9 
Hooping Cough, .... 5 



Infantile, 10 

Inflamation of Bladder, 1 

Marasmus, 1 

Old Age, 5 

Paralysis, 8 

Pleurisy, 1 

Pneumonia, 1 

Scrofula, ' 2 

Schirrhus, 1 

Sun stroke, 1 

Teething, 3 

Tumor, 1 



THE AGES OF THE DECEASED WERE 



Under 1 year, 33 



1 to 

2 to 
5 to 

10 to 
15 to 



2 years. 17 

5 " 14 

10 " 2 

15 " 

20 " 8 



20 to 30 years . 1& 



30 to 40 
40 to 50 
50 to 60 
60 to 70 
70 to SO 



.15 

,..12 

...5 

...10 

...12 



80 to 90 
90 to 100 



years,,. 



153 

,:6 
.1 

153 



THE DEATHS WERE IN THE MONTH OF 

January 10 April 10 July 11 October 18 

February 5 May 11 August 15 November 17 

March 8 June 10 Sept. 27 December 11 



THE PLACES OF THEIR NATIVITY WERE :— 



153 



Dorchester 77 

Other Towns in the United States. 56 

British Provinces 1 

England 2 



Scotland 1 

Ireland 13 

Germany 3 

153 



SELECTMEN'S OFFICE, 

Dorchester, February , 1858. 
To Persons having Claims against the Town : 

It 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. 

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

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

EBENEZER EATON,) 

E. H. R. RUGGLES, V Selectmen. 

LEWIS F. PIERCE. S