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THE 



TWENTY-SECOND 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF DORCHESTEE, 

WITH 

EEPOETS OF THE SELECTMEN, AUDITORS, 

AND 
CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE FIEE DEPARTMENT, 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31st, 1860. 



BOSTON: 

JOSEPH G. TORREY, PRINTER, 32 CONGRESS STREET. 
I860. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



TO THE CITIZENS OF DORCHESTER: 

The Selectmen in completion of their enjoined duties for 
the fiscal year, ending January 3Ist, 1860, respectfully pre- 
sent to you the following report, with accompanying expend- 
itures, for which we have drawn orders upon the Town 
Treasurer, and also the receipts of all money received from 
all sources during that time. 

SCHOOLS. 

The appropriation for this department, with the income 
from the School Fund, has been sufficient to meet its ex- 
penses, and leave a balance in the Treasury. 

The community have been somewhat startled by the 
spread of the small pox and varioloid, in the neighboring 
Cities and vicinity, and as several cases have occurred in 
this town, we have requested the Physicians to vaccinate all 
the children attending the public schools, who had not been 
recently vaccinated, with the kine pox. 

POOR IN THE ALMS-HOUSE. 

The api)ropriation for this department has more than de- 
frayed the expenses the past year; as we have not been 
called upon for the entire support of as many persons as 
usually falls to our lot. But, on account of our proximity 
to the neighboring Cities, a very large number are furnish- 
ed with lodging and refreshments. 

Owing to the kindness of persons interested in the future 
welfare of the community, and especially in the inmates of 



the Alms-house, there has been religious service held at the 
house every Sunday. The attendance has probably been 
more punctual than that of any other worshiping assembly 
in the town. 

POOE OUT OF THE ALMS-HOUSE. 

In regard to the claims of this class of poor, a difference 
of opinion exists, as to the extent that relief should be afford- 
ed; but, we believe that the general feeling in this town is 
in favor of a liberal appropriation for their relief. It has 
been our endeavour to distribute the means put into our 
hands for this charity, so as to .«iecure the greatest amount of 
good, and to alleviate the temporary wants of the poor, and 
place them in a condition of reasonable'comfort. 

A benevolent person of this town has made us the Almon- 
ers of fifty dollars, to aid in this charitable object. 

HIGHWAYS. 

The cost of maintaining and repairing our streets will al- 
ways form a large item in the Town's expenses. For the 
last y ar they have somewhat exceeded the appropriation. 

In this department, the desire for retrenchment, or of ap- 
pearing economical has been such, that we have been un- 
able to make those improvements, which the public have de- 
manded of us, and which we think would have been for the 
permanent benefit of the Town. 

It having become the duty of the Town to keep in repair 
the Neponset Avenue, we have spent fifteen hundred and 
sixty-three dollars and thirty-four cents, in lowering Pope's 
Hill, and grading the road. It will require a considerable 
sum annually to widen the travelled part on the marshes, 
and to keep the road in such repair that it will compare 
favorably with other roads in the Town. 

The Westerly end of Minot street, and on Adams street, 
Ijas been widened against the land of George VV. Billings 



and wife, they generously giving the Town the land taken 
for said purpose. The Town built the fence against said 
land. 

A new street leading from Adams street to Washington 
street (which we have named Codman street) having been 
laid out by the Selectmen, and accepted by the Town, we 
have caused it to be built at an expense to the Town, of 
twelve hundred and twenty-three dollars and twenty-eight 
cents. The owners of the land abutting upon the street, 
giving the land, and those interested fencing the same. 

River street having been rewidened by the County Com- 
missioners, we have spent seven hundred and thir- 
ty-nine dollars and seventeen cents, upon the widening and 
repairs of said street. A further appropriation Avill be re- 
quired the coming year. 

The County Commissioners have laid out a road com- 
mencing at that flourishing part of Dorchester, called Hyde 
Park, and east of the Boston and Providence Railroad, and 
running nearly parallel with said Railroad, about five 
hundred and fifty-eight rods to the road leading from Mat- 
tapan Village to West Roxbury. The town is required to 
construct said road within one year from December 26th, 
1859. 

The County Commissioners have also caused the highway 
to be widened near the junction of Adams street and ihe 
Dorchester Avenue, at the Lower Mills, by taking land, and 
removing the house from the estate known as the " Preston 
Estate." It was an advantageous time for such improve- 
ment, and it will be a great convenience to the public travel 
in that part of the town. 

Boston street will probably be widened the coming season, 
as the County Commissioners have expressed a willingness 
to lay out said widening; provided, that they can be assur- 
ed that those interested in having said street widened will 
pay seven hundred dollars towards the land damages. The 
Dorchester Railway Company have generously offered to 
pay five hundred dollars for said purpose. 



During the past year the Dorchester Extension Railway 
Company have accommodated the people at the Lower Mills 
Village, by constructing and equipping a Horse Railroad, 
thereby affording them a safe and pleasant communication 
with the City of Boston. 

In compliance with the petition of a large number of the 
legal voters of this Town, and Ladies who not only petition- 
ed, but employed able council to advocate the cause in their 
behalf, we have granted the locationof a Horse Railroad for 
a single track through Boston, Hancock and Bowdoin streets, 
to Washington street. Also from a point near the junction 
of Norfolk street with Washington street, over said Wash- 
ington street to the line separating Dorchester from Roxbury. 

A stone watering trough (given by Mr. Stimpson, a person 
who drives a team from Quhicy, and his associates) has 
been placed on Adams street near the intersection of Minot 
street, which is supplied with water by a lead pipe from a 
never failing spring in Mr. Thomas Pierce's land, (who has 
granted it for the public use without any compensation.) 
which is now ready at ail times to quench the thirst of men 
and beasts. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

We congratulate you on having escaped in so remarkable 
a degree, severe losses by fire the past year. To prevent 
the spreading of fire, individuals on Washington street have 
built a reservoir, without calling upon the town to contribute 
towards the expense. There are two at the Lower Mills 
Village., also built by individual liberality. Many more are 
required in the town. 

LIGHTING STREETS. 

At the last April Meeting, the following vote was passed : 
" Voted,That in cases of all corners formed by the intersection 



of the principal streets in town, where individuals will put 
up at their own expense, lamp posts and lamps, under the 
supervision and to the acceptance of the Selectmen, the town 
will light the same. 

Agreeably to said vote, the town is now paying for light- 
ing twenty-three lamps with gas, and two lamps with fluid. 

GRAVEL LAND. 

We have purchased fourteen thousand square feet of land 
adjoining the Alms-house lot, at five cents per foot, in order 
to use the material obtained therefrom, to fill the sides of the 
Dorchester Avenue. 

POLICE AND WATCH. 

The past year there has been six Watchmen on duty 
every night. They have not produced any great sensation 
in the town, by a narration of their suspicions and appre- 
hensions. But we believe that the peace, quietness and 
good order of the town has been owing, in a measure, to 
their vigilance. 

CLAIM FOR DAMAGE. 

A claim for damages was brought against the town, by 
Isaiah P. White, a butcher, of Quincy, to recover the sum of 
ten thousand dollars, for injuries sustained by him as he al- 
leged, on the sixth day of October, 1857, in passing over the 
bridge at Commercial Point. He stated that by the wheels 
of his wagon coming against the square edge of a plank on 
the South end of the bridge, and then dropping into a deep 
rut, he was thrown from his seat and brought suddenly in 
contact with his horse, who kicked and broke his leg. We 
were not informed by him of the accident until March 31st, 
1858, nearly six months after its occurrence. Nor did any 
person inform us of any defect in the bridge or road, aftey 



they were put in repair, which was three weeks before the 
accident occurred. 

Upon inquiry of Dr. Warren, (who set the broken hmb.) 
and others who saw Mr. White immediately after the acci- 
dent, we could not ascertain that he said any thing concern- 
ing th« bridge, but that the injury was occasioned by a 
kick from his horse, caused as he supposed by the bite of a 
fly, and that he might have been asleep at the time. 

Feeling confident that the bridge was in complete order, 
and having no evidence that the accident happened at the 
bridge, we concluded that although we might sympathize 
with the man in being so unfortunate as to have a kicking 
horse, and being thereby injured for life, the town of Dor- 
chester was in no way chargeable for his misfortune. 

The case was brought before the Superior Court at Ded- 
ham last December term, but as the Jury could not agree 
upon a verdict, six being in favor of the town paying dam- 
ages, to six against; the case remains unsettled. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

EBKNEZER EATON, ) 

E. H. R. RUGGLES, ) Selectmen. 

LEWIS F. PIERCE, \ 



RECiPTS Al MPllTURES. 

SCHOOLS. 

High School — Gibson Street. 

Paid Jonathan Kimball, for teaching, $1500 00 

I. S. Smith, " " 66 67 

Mary W. Hall, " " 500 00 

Agusta N. Davenport, '' " 270 83 

A. S. Sylvester, " " 33 33 

J. Kimball, for books and stationery for desks, 4 87 
" " inkstands, thermometers, brushes, &c., 8 59 

" " expressage on seats, 2 25 

G. H. Talbot, for course of French Lessons, 36 00 

J. H. Means, books for Library, 38 51 

E. Clapp, Jr., crayons, 1 50 

David Clapp, blank books and cards, 4 25 
" " printing questions and 

record of scholars, 22 50 

Morse and Tuttle, diplomas, 15 75 

I. S. Smith, man taking care of house, 88 00 

" " preparing wood, ^c, 8 98 

Mrs. Halloran, cleaning house, 5 50 

Ira Foster, brushes, 3 37 

Edward Merrill, repairing pump, 1 00 
Edward McKechnie, making alterations in house, 624 00 

Martin K. White, glazing, 2 35 
George Yendall, glazing and painting blackboards, 7 87 

Samuel Dyer, repairs, 38 20 

W. G. Shaltuck, settees, 12 00 

Edward Merrill, pump, 16 50 

Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault, 6 00 

J. W. Foster, trees, 19 00 

E. Preston & Co., lumber, 2 34 

" " wood and coal, 85 95 

|3,42b 11 



10 

Everett SchooI — Sumner Street. 

Paid Henry C. Rolfe, for teaching, $1000 00 

Anna E Jones, " " 325 00 

S. B. Perrigo, " " 93 75 

C. K. Nickerson, «' «' 325 00 

M. A. Gleason, " " 231 25 

H. C. Rolfe, books for indigent scholars, 1 68 

J. H. Upham & Bro., ink and crayons, 2 75 
" " " dusters, brushes and brooms, 5 47 

Charles Gleason, making fires, 43 50 

P. A. Clapp, making fires, 14 50 

Martha Hooke, sweeping house, 6lc. 53 75 

William Curtis, platform for teachers desk, 1 50 

Oliver Hall, repairing desk and sinks, 7 50 

Edward Bird repairing time pieces, 3 50 

T. W. Capen, " " " 2 00 

John H. Bird, glazing and repairs, 10 14 

Thaddeus Clapp, elm trees, 2 50 

Thomas Curley, trees and loam, 2 67 

E. F. Rogers, cementing furnace, 5 00 

James Bryant, building fence, 36 38 

Ebenezer Wales, carting gravel into yard, 21 00 

Patrick Brannon, labor, 4 12 

Spear & Purinton, coal and wood, 149 00 



12341 96 



Mather School — Meeting House Hill. 




Paid Lemuel C. Grosvenor, for 


teaching. 


$1000 00 


Mary A. Allen, " 


u 


325 00 


Mary L. Kinne, " 


u 


270 83 


Betsy Hooper, " 


(( 


325 00 


Hannah H. Pope, " 


C{ 


243 75 


A. M. Marion, " 


(( 


193 75 


A. C. Hall, 


<( 


59 37 


Sarah E. Hersey, " 


u 


56 25 


L. C. Grosvenor, books for desk, 


55 


(( U (( (( j^ 


idigent children, 


3 28 


" " " ink and crayons. 


1 71 


" " " broom. 




18 


" " " cash for cleaning, 


3 20 



Amount carried forward $2,482 87 



11 

Amount brought forward, $2,482 87 

M. L. Kiiine, books for desk, 1 30 

" " cleaning school room, 1 9 

H. H. Pope books for desk, ^^ 

" " " <' indigent children 1 80 

A. M. Marion, " " " " 94 
J. H. Upham & Bro., coal hod, dusters and brushes, 17 79 
E. Clapp, Jr., thermometer and crayons, 2 00 

B. C. Bird, care of house, 150 00 
" " hooks and screws, 6 50 
'' " shavings, 1 50 
" " extra work, 6 00 

Wilson Stanley, taking care of truant children, 19 50 
" " procuring books for indigent scholars, I 70 

Oliver Hall, cushion and repairs, 2 25 

John W. Howe, glazing, 3 10 

S. M, Hawkes, repairs on timepieces, 3 40 

C. J. Sumner, cleaning pipe, &c. 4 37 
Mass. Steam Heating Co., repairs on heating 

apparatus and stock, 32 29 

John Huebener, preparing wood, 8 25 

Michael Q,uigley, cleaning vaults, 8 ^0 

Connaughton &- Q.uigley, cleaning vaults, 5 25 

Amasa Pray, wood, 15 00 

Spear & Purinton, wood and coal, 155 00 

$2,930 46 



Adams School — Adams Street, 

Paid Leavitt M. Chase, for teaching, $1000 00 

Ann Tolman, " " " 325 00 

Ruth A. Prouty, " " " 325 00 

L. M. Chase, books and stationery, for desk, 5 87 

" " " for indigent pupils, 5 03 

" " charcoal, cleaning and exhibition 

expenses, 12 69 

John T. Pope, care of house, 48 00 

" extra labor, 2 00 

T. W. Capen, clock, 11 00 

C. P. Tolman, furnace work, 3 25 

Joseph Marshall, 2d, whitewashing and repairs, 16 85 

Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault, 5 00 

E. Preston & Co. coal, 54 00 

$1,813 69 



12 

Gibson School — School Street. 

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

Edward Stickney, " 

Mary J. Homer " 

Lucy P. Tolman, " 

Mary E. Tolman, " 

Martha Foster, " 

L. H. Buckingham, books & stationery for desks, 

" " " for indigent pupils 

R. Vose, Jr. books and stationery, 
E. Stickney, books for desk, and crayons, 
R. Gleason & Sons, ink, 

" " broom and soap, 

T. W. Capen, clock, and repairing clocks, 

" " brushes, dusters, mats and hat hooks, 24 75 

" " glazing and blind hooks, 
E. H. R. Ruggles, ink stand covers, 
Enoch C. Wilder, care of house, 

" " " extra work fitting up room, 

" " " cleaning, 
Patrick Connell, preparing wood, 
Robert Vose, trees, 

" " cash paid for cleaning vault, 

Stilman Stone, digging and stoning well, 
James Dorr, stones, 
Edward Merrill, pump and repairs, 
C P. Tolman, stove and pipe, 

" " furnace work and stock, 

Gardner Ewell, carpenter work and stock, 
Daniel Rickerby, repairing roof of house, 
Spear & Purinton, coal and wood, 

$2828 24 



$416 


66 


333 33 


250 


00 


325 


00 


325 


00 


325 


00 


189 


58 


ks, 1 


67 


3 


11 


4 00 


1 


52 


1 


25 




53 


12 


50 


)ks, 24 


75 


8 


01 


1 


44 


144 


00 


2 


50 


5 


00 


11 


25 


2 


00 


8 


00 


65 


71 


10 


00 


22 


50 


31 


88 


57 


57 


64 


12 


17 36 


163 


00 



WiNTHROP School — River Street. 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching $1000 00 

Sophia A. Clapp, " 243 75 

Sarah R. Child, " 325 00 

Marv J. Gilbert, " 325 00 

Elizabeth J. Stetson, " 325 00 

H. Caroline Robinson, for teaching, 325 00 

Amount carried forward, $2,543 75 



13 

Amount brought forward, i 

Elizabeth W. Nason, for teaching, 
Emma Robie, " 

Isaac Swan, books and stationery for desks, 

" " " for indigent pupils, 
E. A. Smith, care of house, 

" " preparing for exhibition, 

" '' repairs, 

" " preparing wood, 
E. Clapp, Jr. blackboard, brushes and crayons, 
T. W. Capen, keys, 
J. H. Burt, coat and hat hooks, 
R. F. Tolman, brooms and brushes, 
Mass. Steam Heating Co. radiators and repairs, 
Joseph Marshall, 2d, repairs on furnace and white- 
washing, 
Charles Tileston, repairs on furnace, 
John Flanigan, repairs on roof, 
Samuel Tileston, glazing and painting roof, 
Henry Crane, iron work, 
Whall's Express, carting, 
E. Preston (fc Co. coal and wood, 



|2,.543 


75 


312 


50 


81 


25 


10 


20 


15 


SI 


188 


72 


2 


00 


29 


30 


1 


50 


5 


75 


1 


23 


2 


50 


2 


03 


138 


75 


lie- 

54 00 


7 


87 


8 45 


45 


02 


13 


47 


3 25 


177 


25 



I3G44 60 



Norfolk School — Norfolk Street. 

Paid Elbridge G. Emery, for teaching, $1000 00 

Martha A. Baker, " 325 00 

Mary J. Pope, " 325 00 

E. G. Emery, books for desk, 80 

" " labor in yard, 1 00 

G. L. Fisher, ink and crayons, 3 25 

" " books lor indigent pupils, 8 81 

John Butler, sweeping and cleaning, 13 75 

H. D. Mack, building fires, 50 

W. L. Clark, " " 25 00 

" " preparing wood and kindhngs, 10 00 

" " shovel and repairs, 14 25 

R. F. Tolman, basket and brush, 93 

Nathaniel Withington, repairing blackboards, 2 75 

E. H. R. Ruggles, seats, 2 40 

C. P. Tolman, stove work and stock, 13 40 



Amoimt carried forward, ,'|1,746 84 



14 

Amount brought formard, $1,746 84 

Charles Tilestoa, stove work, 1 00 

William Clark, repairs and Lumber, 60 41 

E. Preston, coal and wood, 43 00 

$1851 25 



Washington School — Wabiut Street. 

Paid P. Brooks Merritt, for teaching, 
M. A. M. Newell, " 

A. L. B. Deanes, " 

E. S. Jones, " 

A. E. Crane, " 

P. B. Merritt, books and stationery for desk, 

" " " for indigent pupils, 

C. H. Buck, care of house, 

'' " going to Boston, 
Benjamin Buck, care of house, 

" " extra labor, 

John Cook, glazing, 
T. W, Capen, repairing clocks, 
Rowland & Harding, dusters, brushes, mats, <fcc. 

" " ink, 

Mass. Steam Heating Co. rep's on steam apparatus, 
Charles Tileston, repairing radiators, 
E. A. Smith, " " 

Joseph Scarlett, sweeping chimney, 
Joseph Marshall, 2d, mason work, 
H, W. Blanchard, repairs and lumber, 
Thomas Pierce, trees and setting, 
Whall's Express, carting, 
Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault, 
E. Preston & Co. coal and wood, 



$1000 00 


325 00 


325 00 


268 75 


56 25 


18 20 


4 85 


119 00 


I 08 


31 00 


5 13 


5 67 


3 00 


^c. 8 42 


1 00 


us, 86 06 


1 50 


3 50 


2 50 


64 58 


17 47 


5 00 


1 50 


6 50 


135 94 



$2496 90 



15 

Butler School — Rivei^ Street. 

Paid Elizabeth H. Page, for teaching, $325 00 

" " book for desk and crayons, 

Atkins Beal, building fires, 
" " preparing wood, 

Walter Beal, building fires, 

Margaret Murray, Ellen Mack, and Kate White, 
for sweeping, 

J. H. Burt & Co. blackboards, 

Charles Tileston, stove work and stock, 

E. Preston & Co. coal and wood, 

$359 96 



87 


5 96 


1 50 


4 00 


3 54 


3 25 


9 44 


6 40 



Maverick School — Commercial Street. 

Paid Anne M. Gilbert, for teaching, 
Ellen H. Crehore, " 

A. M. Gilbert, books for indigent scholars, 
E. H. Crehore, " " " 

" " crayons, 

" " paid for sweeping, 

Mrs. Splain, cleaning, 
Mrs. Savage, sweeping and cleaning, 
J. B. Rogers, making fires, 

" " repairs 
J. H. Upham & Bro. ink, 

" " " mats and brushes, 

Oliver Hall, repairing desks, &c. 
John W. Howe, painting, 
Spear & Purinton, wood and Coal, 



^325 


00 


325 


00 


2 


00 




45 




37 


3 


00 


2 


75 


14 35 


15 


00 


11 


05 


2 


00 


4 33 


31 


50 


10 


00 


143 09 



|889 89 



16 

BowDoiN School — Mount Bowdoin, 

Paid Jane E. Wate, for teaching, 

" " books and stationery for desk, 
" " " for indigent pupils, 

" " making fires and sweeping, 
" " shavings, 
Consider Glass, painting and "whitewashing, 
C. P. Tolman, washbowl, shovel and poker, 

" " furnace work, 

Gardner Ewell, carpenter work, 
Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault. 



$325 


00 


2 


31 


6 


16 


36 


27 




25 


5 


04 


2 


00 


11 


25 


6 07 


4 00 



$398 35 



Hyde Park School — River Sii^eet. 



Paid S. G. Bulfinch, for services and carriage hire, $2 50 

" " stationery and postage, 1 50 

Gardner Ewell, repairing benches, 7 11 

E. C. AVilder, cleaning benches, 1 00 

T. W. Capen, sweet oil, 15 

f 12 26 



GENERAL EXPENSES. 

Paid I. S. Smith, for services examining schools, $77 00 

" " examining teachers, and pupils 

for high school, 10 00 

T. T. Munger, services examining schools, 22 00 

S. G. Bulfinch, " " " 19 00 

" " as secretary of S. Committee, 125 00 

" " preparing S. C. Report, 12 00 

" " stationery and postage, 6 87 

J. H. Means, services examining schools, 12 00 

B. W. Barrows, " " " 23 00 

E. J. Bispham, " as committee on finance, 75 00 

David Clapp, printing programme of exhibitions, 6 25 

" " " certif. of appoint, of teachers, 3 50 

" " " reports of school committee, 48 80 

" " " regulations of " 22 10 



Amount carried forward, $A62 62 



17 



Amount brought forward, $462 52 

John Robie, distributing reports and regulations, 20 00 
J. E. Jones, services in the case of larceny at Gib- 
son school, 10 00 
T. W, Capen, care of town hall for S. Committee, 5 75 



$498 27 



RECAPITULATION. 











station- 


Books 






SCHOOLS. 


Salaries. 


Fuel. 


ery for 


for ,indi. 


Incidentals. 


TOTAL. 










desks. 


pupils 






Hio-li 


2370 


84 


85 95 


4 87 




964 45 


3426 11 


Everett 


1650 


00 


149 00 




1 68 


541 28 


2341 96 


JMather 


2473 


95 


170 00 


2 50 


5 02 


278 99 


2930 46 


Adams 


1650 


00 


54 00 


5 87 


5 03 


98 79 


1813 69 


Gibson 


2164 


57 


163 00 


7 19 


3 11 


490 37 


2828 24 


Winthrop. . . . 


2937 


50 


177 25 


10 20 


15 81 


503 84 


3644 60 


Norfolk 


1650 


00 


43 00 


4 05 


8 81 


145 39 


1851 25 


Washington.. 


1975 


00 


135 94 


18 20 


4 85 


362 91 


2496 90 


Butler 


325 


00 


6 40 


87 




27 69 


359 96 


Maverick .... 


650 


00 


143 09 


37 


2 45 


93 98 


889 89 


Bowdoin .... 


325 


00 




2 31 


6 16 


64 88 


398 35 


Hyde Park. . 












12 26 


12 26 


Gen. expenses 














498 27 




18171 


86 


1127 63 


56 43 


52 92 


3584 83 


23491 94 



Total amount of expenditures, 
Unexpended, 



CR. 



123,491 94 
806 74 

$24,298 68 



By appropriation, |23,000 00 

income of Gibson School fund, 707 92 

" Stoughton " " 243 00 

" State " " 347 76 



$24,298 68 



18 

POOR IN THE ALMS-HOUSE. 

Paid Elisha Ford and matron, for services one year, $450 00 
Benjamin Gushing, for services as physician, 
J. H. Upham & Bro., flour and groceries, 
C. S. Davis & Co. groceries, 
Ira Foster, groceries and sundries, 
Benton & Caverly, butter and cheese, 
J. Preston & Sons, chocolate, 
W. Baker & Co. 
L. P. Bird, provisions, 

J. H, & A. Sumner, beef, pork and sausages, 
Holden, Ballard & Co. " " " 

John McDonald, fish, 
James Shepard, bread, 
Moses Clark, grain and meal, 
W. & A. Bacon, domestic goods, 
E. E. Glover, " " 

William F. Pope, clothing, 
S. W. Leonard, boots and shoes, 
Charles Hunt, soap, 
Elisha Ford, provisions and sundries, 

" " cloth and clothing, 

" " medicine, 

" " labor of hired men, 

" " nursing and washing, 

" " pigs, 

John B. Newcomb, exchanging cows, 
T. J. Tolman, carrots, 
E. H- R. Ruggles, house paper, 
Oliver Hall, repairing tables, 
C. J. Sumner, tin ware and stove work, 
Michael Feeley, labor, 
Patrick Darling " 
James Shepard, use of express wagon, 
John Delano, express wagon. 
Town of Warren, support of a person and re- 
moving him to Dorchester, 
Charles Upham, wheelwright work, 

" " weighing hay, 

O. Davenport, blacksmith work, 
John Callahan, " " 

Alexander Glover, repairs on pump, 
Thomas Payson, men and team, plowing, &c. 

Amount carried forward $3,139 64 



132 


50 


205 


10 


120 03 


n 


09 


169 


66 


24 


44 


10 


00 


343 


36 


30 


41 


78 37 


17 


67 


45 


96 


328 


70 


100 77 


5 


25 


11 


00 


29 


62 


21 


42 


257 23 


34 


42 


43 


79 


256 


08 


26 


85 


31 


57 


20 00 


7 61 


3 


50 


5 


25 


28 85 


14 


00 


19 87 


11 


70 


100 00 


11 


90 


37 


49 


4 38 


54 


35 


1 


20 


1 


50 


32 


75 



19 



Amount brought forward, 
William Pope, Jr. lumber, 
Spear &. Purintou, coal and wood. 



Unexpended, 



P,139 64 
11 58 
99 00 

1^3,250 22 
366 79 

^3, 617 01 



CR. 



By appropriation. 


$3000 00 


cash received of A. E. Belknap for support 










of M. Hartford, 


43 93 


ii 


(( 




Town of Westhampton, 
support of a person. 


18 00 


a 


ii 




James Shepard for fagots, 


45 42 


li 


a 




L. P. Bird, for beef. 


70 11 


It 


li 




" " " pork, lard and 
cabbages, 


7 71 


u 


a 




J. Haggerty, for gravel. 


17 00 


a 


u 




of sundry persons for hay, ! 


2U2 66 


a 


it 




" " " pears. 


15 13 


li 


u 




'= " " plowing, 


2 37 


a 


(( 




" " " pasturing, 


17 25 


a 


ii 




" " " pound fees. 


13 62 


ei 


ii 




" " " lock-up, 


25 


cc 


li 




" " " meat blocks. 


26 00 


11 


11 




" " " calf. 


7 25 


(( 


(C 




a pig, 


18 27 


(( 


ii 




ii U U jjjiU^. 


8 06 


a 


ii 




" " " potatoes, 


3 00 


li 


ii 


for labor of men and teani on bridges, , 


I 57 23 








fences and culverts for streets, ' 


u 


<( 


for 


Superintendent distributing Town 
reports, 


7 50 


(C 


(( 


for 


Superintendent distributing Laws 
and Resolves, 


15 00 


ii 


il 


for 


Superintendent distributing notices 
of Town Meetings, 


21 25 



|3,617 01 



*More than 500 lodgiags and 1064 meals have been furaished to transient 
people. 



20 

POOR OUT OF THE ALMS-HOUSE. 

Paid E. H. R. Ruggles, for cash to sundry persons, ^153 00 
L. F. Pierce " " " " " 

J. P. Spooner, professional services, 
City of Boston, support of sundry persons, 
City of Charlestown, " " " 

Town of Framingiiam, " " " 

" Medway " " " 

" Wrentham, '' " " 

Seth Williams, towards support of sundry persons, 98 00 
William Pope, Jr., " " u , 

Cyrus Balkham, " " " ' 

Patrick Collins, " " " ' 

Aaron Bradshaw, " " " ' 

J. W. Thomas, " " " ' 

R. Gleason & Sons, goods delivered sundry persons, 
J. H. Upham & Bro., " " " ' 

Ira Foster, u a u c 

Rowland & Harding, " 
J. D. Reinhard, groceries, coal and wood delivered 

sundry persons. 
Spear & Purinion, wood and coal delivered 

sundry persons, 
E. Preston & Co. wood and coal delivered 

sundry persons, 
Amasa Pray, coal delivered sundry 

persons, 
Horace Kingsbury, medicine for a poor person, 
R. Wendemuth, shoes " " " 

William Davenport, burying an infant found 

drowned, 
Elisha Ford, expenses carrying paupers to alms- 
house Bridgewater, 



6 


00 


3 


00 


52 


11 


20 


85 


35 


75 


25 


41 


42 


25 


98 


00 


64 


00 


25 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


13 


14 


8 


50 


28 


00 


9 


00 


1 


00 


74 


76 


.98 


00 


87 53 


13 


00 


5 


00 


1 


60 


2 


00 


9 


39 



$1,116 29 
Unexpended, 39 81 



.156 10 



CR. 



By Appropriation, $1000 00 

cash received of City of Boston, for support of 

sundry persons, 45 00 



Amount carried forward, $1,045 00 



21 

Amount brought forward, $1,045 00 

By cash receivd of Town of Medford, for support 

of sundry persons, 10 58 

cash received of Seth WilUams, interest on note, 50 52 
cash presented to the Overseers by E. P. Tiles- 
ton Esq. for distribution among the poor, 50 00 



!l,156 10 



LUNATICS AT ASYLUM. 

Paid expenses of James W. Bryant, and Ehzabeth 
Bronsdon, at the Asylum, Taunton, to 
June 1, 1859. 241 41 

To Citv of Boston, for support of S. Lemist, at 

Asylum, 34 28 

$275 69 
Unexpended, 167 70 



1443 39 



CK 

By appropriation, ^300 00 

cash of Mr. Bowman, for board of E. Bronsdon, 143 39 



|443 39 



REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS. 

District No. 1. 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, for labor of men and teams, $1,629 32 

O. Davenport, blacksmith work, 47 16 

S. W. Haley, " " 52 70 

Charles Upham, wheelwright work, 18 72 

J. H. Upham & Bro. hoe and nails, 86 

Ira Foster, powder and nails, 25 36 

J. C. Talbot, shovels, 6 00 

Ebenezer Wales, stone chips, 89 76 

Edward Crane, gravel, 165 40 

D. W. Baker, " 41 38 

G. W. Smith, " 14 30 

Henry Humphrey, " 57 00 

Thomas Wilkins, " 4 10 

,f 2,152 06 



22 

District No. 2. 

Paid Joseph Pillsbury, for labor of men and teams, $1,570 40 

J. C. Robinson, blacksmith work, 47 59 

Wm. G. Swan, wheelwright work, 10 50 

J. T. Murphy, repairing harness, 2 75 

J. C. Talbot, shovels, 6 00 

Richard Wall, labor, 38 17 



$1,675 41 



District No, 3. 

Paid Henry Fobes, for labor of men and teams, 
S. W. Haley, blacksmith work, 
Henry Crane, " " 

T. W. Capen, castor oil, 
J. C. Talbot, shovels, 
Noiirse, Mason & Co., shovels, 
John McGlone, labor, 
S. J, Capen, gravel, 
Bagley Carter, labor and gravel, 
J. F. Nightingale, stones, 



Whole amount expended, 

CR. 

By appropriation, 

cash of Thomas Payson, for an ox cart, 
" H. Durrell, gravel, 



Exceeds appropriation. 



|1,931 65 


11 75 


21 38 


2 50 


6 00 


7 60 


7 00 


124 00 


10 25 


7 80 


$2,129 93 


5,957 40 


$5,000 00 


30 00 


2 12 


^5,032 12 


925 28 



$5,957 40 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

FOUNTAIN ENGINE, No, 1. 

Paid Engine Company, for services to April, 1859, $79 50 
Lorenzo Gurney, " as steward, 25 00 



Amoimt carried forward, $104 50 



23 

Amount brought forward, 
Paid Lorenzo Gurney, for extra labor, 
Charles F. Hall, services as slevvard, 
William Crehore, repairing and painting lanterns, 
Charles Tileston, lantern^ fluid and oil, 
G. Haynes & Son, lamps, paint, &c., 
George Baynton, repairs, 
.1. A. Tucker, " 

Wm. Hall & Son, repairing lock and keys, 
Shelton & Cheever, officers badges, 
J. W. Sloan, labor on engine, 
Samuel Tileston, glazing, 
R. F. Tolman, oil, 
Henry Crane, blacksmith work, 
W hall's express, carting, 
Fiske & Crane, horses for engine, 
E. Preston &, Co. coal, 



$104 


50 


1 


50 


37 


50 


s, 4 24 


3 


57 


7 


47 


1 


62 


3 


90 


2 


48 


4 50 


3 


00 




75 




50 


9 


88 




75 


25 


00 


6 


00 



$217 16 



PROTECTOR ENGINE, No. 2. 

Paid Engine Company, for services, to April 
George H. Barnes, services as steward, 

" " coal and bark, 

W. A. Webster, services as steward, 

" " chain, 

F. Farrington, oil, fluid, &c. 
C. J. Sumner, coal hod, and globe to lantern, 
T. R. Cooper, painting, 
E. C. Fruean, repairing lock and keys, 
Davis, Polsey & Co. repairs on engine, 
H. Davenport, repairs, 
O. Davenport & Co. blacksmith work, 
Edwin Dodge, carting, 
Royce's express, carting, 
Spear & Purinton, coal and bark, 



1859, $87 60 


12 50 


75 


25 00 


1 50 


7 07 


1, 2 00 


2 00 


1 00 


42 00 


16 81 


4 26 


3 89 


5 25 


7 00 



$218 63 



24 

TORRENT ENGINE, No. 3. 

Paid Engine Co. for services, to April, 1859, $100 50 

M. H. Warren, services as steward, 37 50 

Shelton & Cheever, suction hose, 45 50 

Consider Glass, paint and painting house, 30 50 

L. Daigneau, glazing, 75 

R. Gleason & Sons, fluid and oil, 2 48 

E. C. Fruean, neats foot oil, 3 00 

A. J. Wilkinson, screw wrench, 1 25 
Edwin Dodge, carting, 1 26 

B. Royce, carting, 50 
E. Preston, coal and wood, 12 75 

|235 99 



ALERT ENGINE, No. 4. 

Paid Engine Company, for services to April, 1859, 
G. F. Fenno, services as steward, 

" " wheelwright work, 
John Wheeler, services as steward, 

" " " " fireman, 

Peter Cook, " " 

Luther Knox, " " «' 
Frank Sumner, " " " 
Nicholas McLaughlin, services as fireman, 
Caleb S. Pond, " " " 

G. Haynes & Son, duster, water pot and 

repairs on stove, 
G. L. Fisher, repairs on engine, 
W. G. Swan, pipe, 
Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose, 
.1. H. Burt & Co. " house, 

F. H. Trow, painting, 
Henry Crane, iron work, 
J. Deane, carting gravel into yard, 
" " horses drawing engines to fires, 
Isaac Williams, labor, 
E. Preston & Co. coal. 



), $25 


20 


12 


50 


3 00 


25 


00 


7 


50 


7 


50 


7 


50 


3 


75 


7 


50 


7 50 


10 58 


4 24 


15 


00 


6 


75 


87 24 




75 


20 


13 


3 


75 


6 


00 


1 


50 


6 


25 



$269 14 



25 



INDEPENDENCE ENGINE, No. 5. 

Paid Engine Co., for services to May 1, 1859, 
G. G. Dennison, services as steward, 

tireman, 
A. Collins, 
N. W. Holt, 
E. W. Harding, 
A. Phillips, 
W. Williams, 

E. W. Harding, services of six men one quarter, 
Howland & Harding, broom, oil and fluid, 
Otis Baird, stove, water pot and repairs, 
Shelton & Cheever, repairs, 
Hunneman &. Co. set of brasses, 
Wm. G. Swan, repairs on engine and house, 
" " " " " pump and lantern, 
J. T. Murphy, repairs, 
G. G. Dennison, painting, 
J. C. Robinson, iron work, 
.r. Myers, " " 

Rnggles' Express, carting, 
Jefferson Pratt, horses for engine, 
E. Preston & Co. coal and wood, 



ail 60 



37 


50 


3 


75 


3 75 


3 


75 


3 


75 


3 75 


3 75 


22 


50 


12 


59 


3 


90 


22 


50 


9 


00 


28 20 


2 


38 




50 


2 


00 


11 


25 


15 


00 


4 25 


27 


75 


12 25 



|345 67 



TIGER ENGINE, No. 6. 

Paid Engine Company for services to April, 1859, $66 00 
F. A. Sumner, for services as steward, 12 50 

Theodore Hersey, " " 25 00 

" " " as fireman, 3 75 

J. N. Berry, " '' 3 75 

Ralph Ware, " " 3 75 

Harding Rich, " " 3 75 

J. P. Silsby, " " 3 75 

B. Royce, 
J. H. Upham & Bro. fluid, oil, &c. 

C. J. Sumner, pump box and repairs, 
F. A. Sumner, repairs on pump, 
J. E. Lake, " 
H. Davenport, putting up shelves, 
J. H. Bird, paints, 

Amount carried forward, $166 92 



3 


75 


14 


51 


2 


35 


4 


00 


7 


56 


10 


50 


2 


00 



26 



Amount brought forward, 
James B. Graham, painting house, 
Oliver Davenport & Co. iron work, 
She! ton & Cheever, repairs, 
B. Royce, carting, 
" " horses for etisine, 



$166 


92 


42 


00 


23 


27 


9 


50 


12 


75 


2 


00 



$256 44 



HOOK & LADDER COMPANY. 

Paid Company for services to April, 1R59, 
A. S. Packard, services as steward, 
J. C. Talbot, sperm oil, 
R. P. Tolman, matches, 
H. Crane, repairs, 
Fiske & Crane, use of horse, 



$32 40 


3 33 


43 


25 


2 50 


3 75 



12 66 



GENERAL EXPENSES. 

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

E. C. Fruean, " as Assistant Engineer, 

Cyrus Savage, " " " 

G. L. Fisher, '^ " " 

William G. Swan, " 

Alfred Clapp, " " " 

N. W. Garland, 

Francis Freeman, refreshments for Roxbury Co. 
Engine Co. No. 1, and H. & L. Co. Roxbury, for 

refreshments, 
Engine No. 6, Roxbury, for refreshments, 
Rowland & Harding, refreshments furnished Co. 

No. 5, and Milton Engine Co. 
J. H. LTpham & Bro. refreshments, 
W. Stanley, cash paid sundry persons as watch at 

fire of E. P. Robinson's, 4 00 

Wm. G. Swan, use of engine as relief, 50 00 

Hannah Pierce, rent of land for engine house 

No. 5, two years, 40 GO 

Mary Tolman, rent of barn for H. & L. Co. 20 00 

Fiske &> Crane, use of horse and chaise, 5 25 

$457 08 



25 


00 


20 


83 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


14 42 


47 


92 


14 00 


10 00 


24 


11 


6 


55 



27 
RECAPITULATION. 



Engine Company No. 1 

u " 2 




|217 16 
218 63 


" " 3 




235 99 


4 




269 14 


u u 5 




345 67 


u 6 




256 44 


Hook and Ladder Company, 




42 66 


General expenses of Fire Department, 




457 08 




$2042 77 


CR. 






By appropriation, $2000 
cash of She! ton & Cheever, old hose 


00 




and copper, 1 1 


49 




' $2011 


49 




Exceeds appropriation, 31 


28 


$2042 77 







TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Ebenezer Eaton, for services as Selectman, 
Overseer of the Poor, and Surveyor of 
Highways, $250 GO 

E. H. R. Ruggles, for services as Selectman, 
Overseer of the Poor, and Surveyor of 
Highways, 250 00 

Lewis F. Pierce, for services as Selectman, 
Overseer of the Poor, and Surveyor of 
Highways, 250 00 

Eben Tolman, for services as clerk for Select- 
men, and preparing annual report, 

Eben Tolman, for services as Town Clerk, 

Oliver Hall, " " " " Treasurer, 
" " extra services as Assessor in 1858, 

WilKam Tolman, " " 

Robert Vose, '' " 

S. H. Hebard, " " 

N. W. Tileston, " " 

Oliver Hall, services as Assessor in 1859, 

William Tolman, " " " " 

Amount carried forward, $1,700 00 



250 


00 


150 


00 


200 


00 


8, 20 


00 


20 


00 


20 


00 


20 00 


20 


00 


125 


00 


125 


00 



28 



Amount brought forward, 
Robert Vose, services as Assessor in 1859, 
S. H. Hebard, " " '' " 

N. W. Tileston, " " " " 

William Tolman, " Collector, 



Unexpended, 



CR. 



By appropriation, 



$1,700 00 
125 00 
125 00 
125 00 
500 00 

|2,575 00 
125 00 

$2,700 00 
^2,700 00 



CEMETERIES. 

NORTH CEMETERY. 

Paid William Davenport, for labor of himself 

and man, 
" " " salt for walks, 

Hezekiah Park, labor, 
J. Adams Martin, " 
Ebenezer Clapp, Jr. cash paid for labor and stock 



$98 


98 


2 


00 


3 50 


8 


80 


; 8 


50 



1121 78 



SOUTH CEMETERY. 

Paid Campbell & McGnire, for filling in loam, 
Thomas Campbell, carting gravel, 
Shadrach Jenkins, labor, 

" " for manure and hedge plants, 

Li. Pratt & Co. lumber for fence, 
Henry Crane, iron posts and bolts for fence, 
Samuel Tileston, painting, 
J. A. Tucker, repairing harness. 



Whole amount expended, 
Unexpended, 



CR, 



By appropriation. 



w 


00 


5 


00 


120 


13 


, 14 00 


11 


69 


44 


02 


1 


75 


2 


66 


$246 


25 


368 


03 


31 


97 


$400 


00 


$400 


00 



29 



INSTALMENTS AND INTEREST ON NOTES. 



Paid Provident Institution for Savings in Boston, 
for instalments and interest, ; 

Dedham Savings Bank, for interest, 
Dorchester " •' 

Dorchester Mutual Fire Ins. Co, for interest, 
R. G. Living, Trustee, 
Robert Vose, 
J. H. Burt & Co. 
Lusanna Tucker, 
A. C. Talbot, 
C. P. Ripley, 
Second Parish, Dorchester, 



Unexpended, 



1^6,797 


00 


147 


00 


300 


00 


120 


00 


120 


00 


120 


00 


180 


00 


30 


00 


60 


00 


27 


00 


30 


00 


|7,931 


00 


09 


00 


18,000 


00 



CR. 



By appropriation, 



|S,000 00 



INTEREST ON MONEY BORROWED IN ANTICI- 
PATION OP TAXES. 



Paid Blue Hill Bank for interest, 
Mattapan " " 

Edward Jones, as Trustee, interest, 



Unexpended, 



t627 89 

627 89 

50 00 

$1,305 78 
431 22 

$1,737 00 



CR. 



By appropriation, 


$1,500 00 


casli received of William Tolman, interest 




on tax of 1857, 


75 00 


" " 1858, 


162 CO 



;i,737 00 



30 

ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Paid William Tolman, on tax of 1857, |378 73 

" " " 1858, 1,142 87 



$1,521 60 



CR. 



By appropriation, $1,500 00 

exceeds appropriation, 21 60 



$1,521 60 



STATE AND COUNTY TAXES. 

Paid M. Tenney, Jr., Treasurer, for State Tax, $3,291 00 
C. C. Churchill, Treasurer, County Tax, 6,945 33 



$10,236 33 
Unexpended, 23 16 



CR. 



$10,259 49 



By appropriation lor State Tax, $3,291 00 

" " County Tax, 6,945 33 
Town of Quincy, State and County Tax on 

the estates set ojQTfrom Dorchester to Quincy, 23 16 



$10,259 49 



WIDENING RIYER STREET. 

Paid Joseph Pillsbury, for labor of men and teams, $100 00 



Henry Fobes, " " 


i: 


" 458 05 


Hugh McGuire, blasting rocks, 




136 12 


J. B. Withington, " 




15 00 


J. Dean, removing stones. 




30 00 



$739 17 



31 
CR. 

By appropriation, 500 00 

exceeds appropriation, 239 17 

$739 17 



REPAIRS ON NEPONSET AVENUE. 

Paid Joseph Pillsbiiry, for labor of men and teams, $981 44 
Richard Wall, " " " 5S1 90 



$1,563 34 
CR. 



By appropriation, $1,500 00 

exceeds appropriation, 63 34 



$1,563 34 



NEW STREET FROM ADAMS STREET TO 
WASHINGTON STREET. 

Paid Edwin C. Bailey, for advertising notice to 

Contractors in the newspaper, $1 88 

Richard Wall, for constructing new road, 1,250 00 



!l,251 88 



CR. 



By appropiation, 1200 00 

cash received of Barnes (fe Washburn, for loam, 14 50 

" " Daniel Pierce, " 3 30 

" " James Pope, " 10 80 



i 1,228 60 
Exceeds appropriation, 23 28 

$1,251 88 



32 

IJGHTING STREETS. 

Paid Josiah H. Carter for gas and lighting, 
Charles Tileston, lighting lamp corner of 
Washington and River Streets, 

Unexpended, 

CR. 

By appropriation, 



170 


00 


2 


00 


$172 00 
428 00 


$600 


00 


$600 


00 



LICENCE OF DOGS. 

Paid Eben Tolman, for licensing dogs, $84 20 

.John Robie, killing dogs, 2 00 
" " half of fine received of a person, 

for keeping a dog without license, 5 GO 

Wilson Stanley, killing dogs, 6 00 
" " half of fine received of a person, 

for keeping a dog without a license, 5 00 

Theodore Hersey, killing dogs, 1 50 

$103 70 

Unexpended, 441 30 



CR. 



$545 GO 



By cash received of individuals for licenses, $525 00 

" John Robie, for a fine, 1,0 00 

" " Wilson Stanley, " 10 00 



$545 00 



POLICE AND WATCH. 

Paid John Robie, for services as night watch,. $348 00 

John E. Jones, " " " 352 00 

Wilson Stanley, " " " 353 00 



Amount carried forward, $1,053 00 



33 



Amount brought forward, $1,053 00 

William G. Seavey, for services as night watch, 353 00 

Sedi Crane, " " " 352 00 

Thomas W. Capen, " " " 352 00 

John Robie, for services as police, 7 00 

Wilson Stanley, " " 16 00 

Wm. G, Seavey, " " 6 00 

Seth Crane, u u ^1 00 

T. W. Capen, " " 18 00 

S. H. Hebard, " " 5 00 

B. F. Hebard, <« » 10 00 

Theodore Hersey, " " 12 00 

W. F. Porter, " " 5 00 

F. E. Ruggles, " " 5 00 

Burnham Royce, " " 9 00 

Enos Tolman, '•' " 7 00 

Wilson Stanley, lock for lock-up, 1 50 



Unexpended, 



CR. 



By appropriation, 



$2,222 50 
177 50 

$2,400 00 
$2,400 00 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Paid Preston heirs, for removing house to widen 

street at Lower Mills, $300 00 

Daniel Denney, for gravel land adjoining 

A. H. Lot, 700 00 

Richard Wall, removing gravel from A. H. lot 

to the sides of D, Avenue, 539 30 

" " stones for D. Avenue, 23 70 

Thomas Campbell, laying wall, culverts and 

filling up sides of D. Avenue, 507 50 

Ebenezer Wales, men and teams, filhng up sides 

Of D. Avenue, 239 64 

Henry Fobes, men and teams, filling up sides 

of D. Avenue, 75 00 

Charles Walker, blasting rocks on D. Avenue, 9 87 

Edward Whalen, labor on D. Avenue, 5 62 



Amount carried forward, 
5 



$2,400 63 



400 


63 


15 


33 


153 52 


85 


00 


2 


50 


15 


00 


3 58 


22 


44 


5 


76 


25 


16 


100 


00 


22 


56 


142 


57 


25 


00 


35 


13 


13 44 



34 

Amount brought forward, ^2, 

James Whalen, labor on D. Avenue, 
Maurice Sheehan, " " " 
John Sargent labor and gravel for D. Avenue, 
Simeon Wheeler; granite stones, 
Luther Briggs, Jr. measuring gravel, 

E, H. R. Ruggles, lumber for D. Avenue. 
L. Pratt & Co. " " 
S. Jenkins, labor on fence on *' 
Henry Crane, iron work " *' 

F. W. Andrews, improvements on Cook's Hill, 

D. Avenue, 
Richad Wall, labor on Crescent Avenue, 
John Sargent, furnishing stone and building wall 

side of Commercial Street, 
Maurice Shelian, filling in side of Commercial st. 
Benjamin Cushing, wall " " " 

Deborah Field, land to widen Washington Street, 
Thomas Campbell, moving wall side of Washing- 
ton Street. 5 00 
L. T. Hunt, building fence on Adams and 

Minot Streets, 25 35 

Enos Tolman, laying wall on Adams and 

Minot Streets, 22 87 

Peter Sullivan, work on fence, on Adams and 

Minot Streets, 10 13 

George W. Billings, gate posts on Minot Street, I 00 

Wm. Pope & Co. lumber for bridges and fences 

for streets in different parts of the Town, 232 71 

Asa Davenport, carpenter work on bridges and 

fences for streets, 62 58 

Alms House Establishment, labor of men and team 

on bridges, fences and culverts for streets, 57 23 

Patrick Darling, labor on Tide Mill Bridge, 2 50 

Patrick Dolan, labor, 4 37 

Charles Hunt, gravel and carting on Neponset 

Avenue, 45 00 

Town of Milton, half the expense repairing 

D. and M. Bridge, at the Lower Mills, 48 45 

J. H. Burt & Co. carpenter work and stock on 

bridge at Mattapan, 79 15 

T. B. Moses, staking out widening of Stoughton 

Street, 10 00 



Amount carried forward, $3,623 96 



bo 

Amount brought forward, $3,626 96 

S. J. Capen, surveying on Norfolk and Pond 

Streets in 1850, 20 00 

C. Breck & Son, surveying proposed road from 

Hide Park to Forest Hills, 5 00 

Orin Mahany, labor on fountain on Washington 

Street, 7 50 

C. P. Tolman, post and pipe for watering place 

on Washington Street, 7 75 

J. Pillsbury, labor at watering place on Adams 

Street, 20 00 

Enos Tolman, drilling rocks and stoning spring 

on Adams Street, 6 56 

Sidney Patch, iron post for watering place, on 

Adams Street, 5 00 

Boston Lead Co. lead pipe, &c. for watering 

place on Adams Street, 30 00 

Otis Baird, labor at watering place on Adams 

Street, 3 75 

Charles Hunt, lettering signs for lamp posts, 4 00 

E, H. Derby, professional services in the case 

of D. Horse Railway, 150 00 

Ebenezer Eaton, expenses in case of 

I. P. White against the Town, 19 45 

E, H. R. Ruggles, expenses in case of 

I. P. White^against the Town, 50 00 

Isaac B. Martin, expenses incase of I. P. White 

against the Town, 
J. G. Torrey, printing annual report, 

" " " warrants, voting and jury lists, 

C. C. P. Moody, printing Assessors and 

Treasurer's notices, 
C. C. P. Moody, printing tax bills, 
E. Clapp, Jr., books and stationery for Assessors, 
A. R. Gay, book and paper for Selectmen, 
O. Hall, cash paid for recording deeds and 

expenses to Dedham, 
Assessors, collecting census of children, 
R. Vose, cash paid for copying return of stocks, 
Peter Blake, dinners and luncheons for Assessors, 
" " " for Town Officers at town 

meetings, 51 87 

Peter Blake notifying town officers, and 

attending town meetings, 7 50 



22 


50 


177 


21 


30 


27 


S 


00 


17 


50 


3i) 


20 


4 00 


6 


00 


30 


00 


20 


00 


209 


00 



Anioiuil carried forward, ,"154,567 02 



36 

Amount brought forward, $4,567 02 

S. H. Hebard, notifying and attending town 

meetings, 42 00 

S. H. Hebard, notifying representatives of 

their election, 1 00 

" " distributing Selectmen's reports, 7 50 

Alms House Establishment, Superintendent 

distributing reports, Laws and Resolves, 22 50 

Alms House Establishment, Superintendent 

distributing notices of town meetings, 
boy assisting. 
Alms House Establishment, for dinners for 

C. Commissioners, and Selectmen, 
T. W. Capen, care of Town Hall, for Assessors, 
" '* " " for Selectmen and 

Collector, 
" " careof Town Hall, for town meetings, 

Wm. Davenport, ringing bell for town meetmgs, 
E. C. Wilder, " " " " 

Eben Tolman, obtaining statistics of births, and 

recording births, marriages and deaths, 
E. Tolman, expressage and postage, 
Wm. Davenport, returning statistics of deaths 

to Clerk, 
E. C. Wilder, " ''• "ti Clerk, 

E. A. Smith, " " " " 

Wm. Manning, " " " '' 

Town of Milton, taxes. 
Town of Quincy " 

H. A. Davis, sealing weights and measures, 
(y. E. Stedman, vaccinating children, 
S. H. Hebard, food for men in lock up, 
O. Hall, repairing table at Town Hall, 
C. P. Tolman, stove work and stock, at Town Hall, 
E. Eaton, horse cart, 
Ira Foster, spikes, 
O. Davenport, blacksmith work, 
E. Preston & do. removing snow from roads, 
T. Payson, " " " 

H. Fobes, " " " 

$4,932 66 
Unexpended, 1,075 34 

$6,008 00 



21 


25 


1 


25 


9 


00 


27 50 


1 


50 


12 


50 


1 


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2 


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70 


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31 


7 


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2 


20 


4 00 


3 


10 


4 05 


5 


71) 


6 5) 


15 


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4 


50 


4 


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3 


75 


38 


50 


3 


65 


19 


73 


4 00 


7 


50 


12 


50 



37 



CR. 



By appropriation, 

casli of Charles P. Tolmaii, for rent of Town 

Hall lot, 



DEBT OF THE TOWN. 

Treasurer's note to Dedham Savings Bank, 

" " Boston " " 

" " Dorchester " " 

" " Dorchester Mutual Ins. Co. 

" '' John H. Burt & Co. 

" " Robert Yose, 

" " Josiah Vinton, Trustee, 

" " Second Parish, Dorchester, 

" " A. C. Talbot, 

" " Charles P. Ripley, 



GIBSON SCHOOL FUND. 

Lyman Willard's note and mortgage, 
Charles Hunt's " " 

Theodore L. Howe's " " 



George A. Houghton's 
Henry Jenkins' 
John Dolau's 
John Keen's ' 

Judah M. Bellows' 
Peter Blake's 
Gore, Rose (fc Co's 
United States Loan, 



$6,000 00 

S 00 

|6,008 00 



$4,900 00 

25,000 00 

5,000 00 

2,000 00 

3,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,0(10 00 

1,000 00 

450 00 

$46,350 00 



$503 00 

428 12 

342 00 

213 75 

474 00 

464 31 

501 92 

604 88 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

3,325 27 

3,000 00 

$12,857 25 



STOUGHTON SCHOOL FUND. 

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

7 " Tremont Bank stock, par value, 100, 700 00 

4 shares Blue Hill Bank stock, par value, 100, 400 00 

4 shares Western R. R. stock, par value, 100, 400 00 

Donald Ferguson's note and mortgage, 440 00 



$3,320 00 



38 

POOR FUND. 

Seth William's note and mortgage, $842 06 



DEBT DUE THE TOWN. 

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



AMOUNT DUE FOR TAXES. 

William Tolman, for Tax of 1858, $1,046 00 

" 1859, 15,210 29 



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$16,256 29 
Notes to be paid from the TaXj(temporary loan,) 6,000 00 

$10,256 29 
Cash in the Treasury, February 1, I860, 3,882 15 



^14,138 44 



TAXES. 

The amount of taxes assessed on the Real and Personal 
Estate of the Town of Dorchester, for the year 1859, was 
as follows, viz: 

Number of Polls, 2,324, 

Value of Real Estate, $7,358,600 00 

Personal Estate, 3,559,200 00 



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$10,917,800 00 

1 00 

5 33 

Town tax, 62,031 81 



State tax, ^3,291 00 

County tax, 6,945 33 



Total tax, $72,268 14 

Rate per $1,000 was $6 30 



39 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1859. 

Selectmen^ Overseers 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, 
Sylvester H. Hebard, and Nathaniel W. Tileston. 
Town Clerk — Eben Tolman. 
Town Treasurer — Oliver Hall. 
Collector — William Tolman. 
Representatives — Ebenezer Eaton and Henry L. Pierce. 



40 

Dr. OLIVER HALL, Town Treasurer^ in Account Current 

To balance in the Treasury, February 1, 1859, $1,559 05 

Cash received from Gibson School, Fund, 707 92 
« " " Stoughton « " 243 00 

« " " State « « 347 76 

— 1,298 68 



" " board of paupers, sales of 

produce and other arti- 
cles at Almsrhouse, 617 01 
" " other towns & poor fund, 106 10 
presented by E. P. Tileston, Esq. for 

relief of the poor, 50 00 

received of Mr. Bowman, for board of 

E. Bronsdon, at Taunton Asylum, 143 39 



received of highway department, sale of ox 


■ 916 50 




cart and loam. 


32 12 


a 


of Fire Department, sale of old hose 






and copper. 


11 49 


(( 


of Quincy, State and County tax oi 






sundry persons. 


23 16 


(( 


of new street from Adams to "Wash'n 


St. 28 60 


u 


for dog licenses and fines, 


545 00 


(( 


for incidental expenses, 


8 00 


C( 


of William Tolman, bal. of tax, 1857, 


1,370 00 


(C 


" " interest " " 


75 00 


(( 


« « on tax of 1858, 


11,975 00 


u 


« " interest " 


162 00 


(( 


« « on tax of 1859, 


57,057 85 


(( 


of Blue Hill Bank, (temporary loan,) 


2,938 50 


(( 


of Mattapan « « « 


2,938 50 




^80,939 45 



41 

from February 1, 1859, to February 1, 1860, with the 

Town of Dorchester. Cr. 

By Cash paid for Salaries of School Teachers, $18,171 86 

" « Fuel for schools, 1,127 63 

" " Stationery for Teachers' desks, 56 43 

" " Books for indigent scholars, 52 92 

" " Incidental exjDenses of schools, 8,584 83 

" " General school expenses, 498 27 





$28,491 94 


Support of poor in Alms-house, 


8,250 22 


« « out " 


1,116 29 


" of lunatics at Asylum, 


275 69 




$4,642 20 


Repairs of Highways, 


5,957 40 


Fire Department, 


2,042 77 


Town Officers, 


2,575 00 


Cemeteries, 


868 03 


Instalments and interest on notes. 


7,931 00 


Interest on money borrowed in anti- 


cipation of taxes. 


1,805 78 


Abatement of Taxes, 


1,521 60 


State Tax, 


3,291 00 


County Tax, 


6,945 83 


Widening River street, 


739 17 


Repairs on Neponset Avenue, 


1,563 34 


New street from Adams to Wash'n St. 1,251 88 


Lighting Streets, 


172 00 


License of dogs. 


103 70 


Police and Watch, 


2,222 50 


Incidental expenses, 


4,932 66 


(Temporary loan,) Blue Hill Bank, 


3,000 00 


" " Mattapan Bank, 


3,000 00 




$77,057 80 


in the Treasury, February 1, 1860, 


3,882 15 



),939 45 
OLIVER HALL, Town Treasurer. 



42 



AUDITORS' REPORT. 



The undersigned hereby certify, that we have examined the 
the accounts of OLIVER HALL, Town Treasurer, and find 
the same con*ectly cast ; and all payments and expenditures 
charged against the Town, are sustained by the necessary 
vouchers. 

We find that there has been received into the Treasury from 
all sources, within the jjast financial year, the sum of seventy- 
nine thousand three hundred and eighty dollars and forty cents, 
which, with the balance on hand January 31st, 1859, of one 
thousand five hundred and fifty-nine dollars and five cents, 
makes a total receij)t for the year ending January 31st, 1860, 
of eighty thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine dollars and 
forty-five cents ; and there has been paid from the Treasury 
during the same period, the sum of seventy-seven thousand and 
fifty-seven dollars and thirty cents ; leaving in the Treasury, 
January 31st, 1860, the sum of three thousand eight hundred 
and eighty-two dollars and fifteen cents, as will appear in the 
foregoing account. 

ELEAZER J. BISPHAM, ) 
ROBERT VOSE, f- Auditors. 

CHARLES A. WOOD, ) 

Dorchester, February 1, 1860. 



43 
FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER TO THE 
SELECTMEN OF DORCHESTER. 

Gektlemek : — I liereT\dtIi present the Eleventli Annual Re- 
port of the condition of the Fire Department of this Town, 
with an account of the fires and alarms the year ending Janu- 
ary 31st, 1860; 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 support 
of the Fire Department. 

The Department is organized as follows : — 

SYLVESTER H. HEBARD, Chief Engineer, 

GEORGE L. FISHER, \ 
ALFRED CLAPP, / 

WILLIAM G. SWAN, > Assistant Engineers. 
EDMUND C. FRUEAN,i 
HENRY FOBES, J 

Belonging to the Town, and under the charge of the Board 
of Engineers, are six Engines and one Hook and Ladder Car- 
riage, viz : — 

FOUNTAIN ENGINE, No. 1, under the care of C. F. 
Hall, steward. 

PROTECTOR, No. 2, under the care of W. A. Webster, 
steward. 

TORRENT, No. 3. under the care of Henry Fobes, steward. 

ALERT, No. 4, in care of six persons, of whom John Wheel- 
er, is steward. 

INDEPENDENCE, No. 5, in care of a volunteer company, 
six persons of whom are paid, and of whom G. G. Dennison, is 
steward. 

TIGER, No. 6, in care of six persons, of whom Theodore 
Hersey, is steward. 

MATTAPAN, Hook and Ladder Carriage, in the care of 
the Chief Engineer. 

After the disbandment of the several companies of the De- 
partment, by a vote of the Town, at the Town Meeting, April 
last, by advice of your Board, the Engineers endeavored to ob- 



44 

tain the services of six men to be attached to each engine as 
a company, to see, in case of lire, that the engine and apparatus 
are conveyed to the spot and properly adjusted, but have been 
only partially successful in their efforts. The eighteen men 
Avho have had charge of the engines Nos. 4, 5, and 6, are to be 
paid at the rate of fifteen dollars each per year for their ser- 
vices ; and the stewards fifty dollars each in addition. 

Those gentlemen who so generously have performed duty as 
a volunteer company, attached to engine No. 5, deserve hon- 
orable mention. 

The several Engines, and the Hook and Ladder Carriage, 
with their appurtenances, are in good condition, and are kept 
ready for immediate service. 

There has been thirteen fires and alarms the past year, 
twelve of which were in this town. 

The amount of expenditures under the direction of the Board 
of Engineers, for repairss, &c. has been |975 15. Total expen- 
ditures on account of the Fire Department the past year, have 
been $2,031 28. 

Annexed is a Table of the Fires and Alarms, from February 
1, 1859, to February 1, 1860. 

Respectfully, Yours, 

SYLVESTER H. HEBARD, Chief Engineer. 

Dorchester, February 1, 1860. 



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46 



VITAL STATISTICS FOR 1859. 



BIRTHS REGISTERED DURING THE YEAR. 

Males 138. Females 141. Whole number 279. 
Of these there were three pairs of twins. 



NATIVITY OF PARENTS. 

Fathers. Mothers 

Dorchester, 33 27 

United States, 104 110 

British Provinces, 8 12 

England, 6 5 

Scotland, 3 5 

Ireland, Ill 111 

France, 1 

Germany, 10 5 

Prussia, 1 

Portugal, 1 

Bohemia, 1 

Not stated 3 1 

279 279 



47 



INTENTION OF MARRIAGES.— 1859. 



MALES. 


BIETHPLACB OF FEMALES. 


Birthplace. 


Total. 


Dorch- 
ester 


United British Irel'nd 
States. Prov 


Scoti'd Engl'd 


Germ- 
any. 


Brazil 


Dorchester 


14 


1 


10 


1 


2 










U. States 


47 


12 


32 


1 


1 








1 


British Pr. 


2 


1 


1 














Ireland 


33 


1 






31 


1 








England 


4 


1 


1 








2 






Scotland 


2 


2 
















Germany 


2 






1 








1 




Total males 


104 


18 


44 


. 3 


34 


1 


2 


1 


1 



MARRIAGES.— 1859. 



MALES. 


BIETHPLAGE OF FEMALES. 


Birthplace. 


Total. 


Dorchester 


U. states 


Brit. Brov 


England 


Scotl nd 


BrazU 


Dorchester 


1 
12 


2 


8 


2. 








U. States 


39 


10 


28 








1 


British Pro. 


3 


1 


1 


1 








England 


3 




2 




1 






Scotland 


3 


1 


1 






1 




Ireland 


1 


1 












Germany 


1 






1 










62 


15 


40 


4 


1 


1 


1 



(Stillborn, 2.) 



Date 

of 

Death. 



Jan. 1 Lizzie B. Bird 

1 Aa:]ie R Gordon 

I Charles Waters 

I Maria B. Everett 
li Timothy M'hurley, Jr. 

3 Patriclv StcDonald 
8, Bridget Gaynor 

12 Jolui McNeil 
15 Kebecca C. Tucker 
1-') Sarah Smith 
27 Frances Kendrick 
27 An Inf int 
Feb. 1 George H Ripley 

4 Achsah W. llebard 

5 Frederick Messenger ,Jr, 

5 Charlotte Tliayer 

6 Emma l"". Harding 
8 Mary Ward 

11 Sarah J. Sargent 

II .lane Williams 

II William A. Gilbert 
loMic-orge C Eowler 
l.'Sll'.o'.'^y W. Bradford 
'■^0 Oci.-fShepard 
28 Isaac Cox 

March 1 Margaret Hill 

4 Henry Lunt 

5 JIargaret Dealy 
8|Jiidson B. Chase 

10 Abby F. G. Lindsley 
19 Gotez 
21 Walter J. Watson 
23 Satiord 
2.5 Mary McCormick 

April 4 Lydia P. 3IcElroy 
7 Siargaret Morrow 
7 Margaret Dillon 

11 William J. Stephenson 
13j Patrick Dondy 
13;.Tames Coffee 
llJBarnabas F. Brown 
le'^Iarv L. Smith 
17:11. bert M. Morrison 

May 6 C itharine Dahymple 

BlEleazer Cole 
12 1 Charles C^ Crane 
IS'Marv A. Stevens 
leJMargaret Tully 
ly George Hagen 
23 1 Hannah J. Chamberlain 
31 1 Fannie Kellj' 
June 2 1 Mary E. i 'ampbeU 

SEdward Kelly 

4' Sybil Baldwin 

10 Thomas McGovern 

11 > Frank Pierce 
17lM.iry G.Billings 
24.1olmG. Wood, 2d. 

July 3 JIary M. D' Wolfe 

12 Hannah O'Shae 
18;EmeliDe B. Sargent 
20|Mary J. Pierce 
2llGeorgianua ^r. Cram 
28 Esther 0' Riley 
28 ;Margaret Xolan 

Aug. 1 Marv Ward 

1 Charles B. Adams 

1 .lohu W. .Jackson, Jr 

2 Bridget Kelly 
4 Catliariue S. Davern 
4 Samuel S. Leonard 
5,Phinehas Goodwin 
5jJohn T. Davenport 
TlGeorgeE. HiU 



AGE. 






Diseases or 






Place of Birth. 


cause of Death. 


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2 1 





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"2" " 


"3" ' 


3 Dorchester |Hooping Cough 


14 


5 


13 


" Brain F.-ver 


31 


8 


Germany Drowned 


26 


10 


6 Milton Consumption 






14 ] 


Dorchester I 


n fan tile 


35 




Ireland |ConsnmpHon 


35 






•' Childbirth 


1 


11 


Dorchester | Croup 


37 


6 


21 


" Congestion of Lungs 


89 


11 


19 


" Old Age 


70 




Hartford, Conn. Consumption 
1 Not known Found dead 


4 




1 DorchesttT Lung Fever 


49 


1 


18 Clinton, Maine Con.^umption 
24 Dorchi'Ster Convulsions 


79 


10 


18 


Vew York, N. Y. LungFeTer 


2 


2 




Jorcherter 


" " 


38 






Ireland Apoplexy 


24 


5 




Boston Infiamation of Bowels 


57 


6 




3edham 


[!ancer 


51 






Uansfiel d 


jonsumption 


44 




19 


[lorchester 


leart Complaint 


72 






Pl.Mupton 


Intiuenza 


61 


11 


8 


Sfoughton 


3r' psy 


24 


11 


15 


Dorchester 


^ionsumption 


2 




13 


" 


'nflamation of Lungs 


83 




3 


N^ewburyport 


Old Age 


23 






Ireland 


Childbirth 


1 




16 


South Boston 


Teething 


42 


5 


16 


Plymouth 
Dorchester 


;;ou sumption 
Still Born 


2 


2 


21 

1 


u 


Fits 
Infantile 




2 


17 


Bath. Maine 


u 


6 


3 


5 


Dorchester 


Consumption 
Infantile 


31 






Ireland 


Consumption 


32 


5 


10 


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" 






4 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


10 


4 




" 


Rupture of a blood vessel 


45 




17 


Scitnate 


Consumption 


31 


11 


16 


Dorchester 


Consumption of blood 


26 






England 


Pleurisy 


77 


10 


16 




Old Age 


51 


3 


19 


Middleboro' 


Heart Complaint 




4 


13 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


48 


9 


11 


Bath, Maine 


Pneumonia 


3 


2 




Dorchester 


Lung Fever 


3 


8 


12 


Albany, N. T, 


Croup 


79 






Boston 


Old Age 




7 


9 


Dorchester 


Consumption 




9 




t( 


Convulsions 




10 




11 


Infantile 


74 






Boston 


Congestion of Lungs 






21 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


24 


6 


18 


Boston 


Consumption 






3 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


6 


6 


5 


" 


Croup 


81 




17 


Boston 


Old Age 


1 


10 




" 


Small Pox 


19 


2 


22 


Dorchester 


Con^Tilsions 


72 


7 


5 


" 


Fracture of Thigh 


1 


11 




" 


Dysentery 


1 


9 




*6 


t' 


36 






Ireland 


Consumption 


87 






" 


Old Age 




3 


1 


Dorchester 


Canker 
Infantile 


35 






Ireland 


Convulsions 




6 


3 


Dorchester 


[utantile 


29 


8 


1 


Wareham 


Dysentery 


b2 


3 




Mains 


liumor 


4 




1 


Dorchesier 


Brain Fever 


4 


4 


1 


'■ 


Croup 7 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Jeremiah Murphy 
Sarah E. Perry 
Mary C. Fleming 
George II. Gibson 
Thomas 11. Allen 
George W. White 
llichard Tipping 
Rebecca C. Tucker 
Patrick Riley 
SOjCatharine Hyde 
21 Henry I^eonard 
22|^iichael McLaughlin 
23,Sar.ah Witliington 
2yL\lice D. Cunningham 
2o'john Mullicrn 
25 1 Frances A. Tipping 

26 Elizabeth Feelen 
1 Mary A. Bird 
2i\V"alter W. Linscott 
2;George II. White 
2 j Adelaide Davenport 
4iHoratio A. Spink 
8[Sarah S. Urann 

lljNathan Kimball 
12! Mary J McLean 
13 Mary A. Swan 

13 Sarah L. Blake 
15j Willie French 

18 Elizabeth HUdreth 
2l!.John F. McLean 
24 Lizzie Cone 

Jacob W. Sprague 
Fisher A. Kingsbury 
Sarah Jiggar 
Ella F. Strangman 
Thomas S. Dennett 
Lizzie F. Hardy 
Charles A. Clements 
Edwin P. Harris 
Emily M. TIarris 
Mary H. fl'iswell 
Sarah E. Dammers 

15 Hannah G. Ford 

20' Cherry A. Sayil 

23|john Berril 

26|Mira Preston 

27 George F. Jones 
Nov. iLohn Ward 

4; Edward T. Thaxter 
9|William B. Bronsdon 
9!Eliza S. Phillips 
13|EUa Watson 
13j Carrie E. Brown 

17 j Richard Murray 
ISJEIihu White 

19 Walter H. Rich 
19'Roland F Studley 
20, Henry Payson 

23 Philipine Abbenzella 

24 1 Elizabeth Hart 

27l Julia Murphy 
Dec . 1 ! Peter McA voy 
3^John Burns 
5j Nickerson 

6 Bridget King 
6 ^Samuel Savil 
7 1 William W. Mclntire 
8 Archibald N. Dunmore 

10 Betsy Thorn;on( colored) 

11 1 Mary A. Rogers 
. 14!john P. Glaven 

14 Walter 11. Berry 

15 Michael Fisher 

16 Ruth Spalding 

18 Timothy O'Brien 
J9 Kenney 

19 Abby H Gleason 

21 John Shields 

22 Charles Sheridan, Jr 

27 Betsy Goss 

28 Mary McEneany 
.28 'Elizabetli Pealey 



10 



10 



15 



24 



16 



Ireland 
Dorchester 



South Acton 
Dorchester 



Ireland 
Dorchester 



Weymouth 
Dorchester 



West Greenwich R I 

Boston 

Newton, N. IL 

Dorchester 

Charlestowa 

Dorchester 



Boston 
Dorchester 
Walpole 
Dorchester 



Northwood, N. H. 
Dorchester 

Dorchester 



New York 

Dorchester 

Hingham 

Milton 

Newburyport 

Dorchester 

Portland, Maine , 

Dorchester 

Braintree 

Dorchester 



Boston 
Dorchesrer 

Ireland 
Dorchester 

Ireland 
Quincy 
Dorchester 



Dorchester 



Germany 
Amesbury 
Dorcbester 



Ireland 

Dorchester 

Boxboro' 

Dorchester 

Boston 



Dysentery 

Infantile 
Dysentery 

Croup 

Dy.sentery 

Infantile 

liver Complaint 

Dysentery 

Cholera Infantum 

Kit 

Infantile 

I»ething 

Infantile 

Cholera Infantum 

Teething 

Aec'tal clothes cau't fire 

Cholera lufantvmi 

Consumption 

Dropsy 

Dysentery 

Consumption 

Typhnid Fever 

Infantile 

Cholera Infantum 

Dysentery 

Infantile 

Paralysis 

Canker 

Cholera Infantum 

Canker 

Infantile 

Membrane Croup 

Burnt b}' house tak'g fire 

f a l< 

Disease of Brain 

Sudden death 

Dropsy 

Liver Complaint 

Infantile 

Apoplexy 

Disease of Heart 

Croup 

Bright's Dis. of Kidneys 

Apoplexy 

Csn.sumption 

Infantile 

Congestion of Bowels 

Convulsions 

Paralysis 

Teething 

Typhoid Fev«r 

Consumption 

Disease of Brain 

Inflamation of Lungs 

Disease of Heart 

Convulsions 

Still Born 

Liver Complaint 

Old Age 

Typhoid Fever 

ConsumptSon 

Old Age 

Scarlet Fever 

Croup 

Canker 

Disease of Liver 

Bronchitis 

Croup 

Infantile 

Consumption 

Typhoid Fever 

Teething 

Disease of Heart 

Scrofula 

Scarlet Fever 



THEIR DISEASES WERE 



Accidental, , 3 

Apoplexy, .». 3 

Bronchitis, 1 

Cancer, 1 

Canker, 4 

Childbirth, 2 

Congestion of Lungs, . . 2 

Cholera Infantum, . 5 

Consumption, 21 

Consumption of Blood, 1 

Convulsions, 6 

Croup, » 9 

Dysentery, 12 

Disease of the Biain,. . 2 
" " Bowels,. 1 



Disease of the Heart. . 5 
" •' Kidney, 1 

" " Liver,.. 4 

Dropsy, 4 

Drowned, 1 

Fever, Brain 2 

" Lung 4 

" Scarlet 2 

" Typhoid 4 

Fits, 2 

Found Dead, 1 

Fracture of the Th%h, 1 

Humor, 1 

Hooping Cough,. 1 

Infantile, 22 



Inffamatioa of Bowels, 1 
" " Lungs,. 2 

Influenza, . ••••... 1 

Old Age, 8 

Paralysis, 2 

Pleurisy, 1 

Pneumonia, 1 

Rupt'r of blood Vessel, 1 

Small Pox 1 

Scrofula, 1 

Sudden Death, 1 

Teething, 6 



154 



THE AGES OF THE DECEASED WERE: 



Under 1 year, S7 

1 lo 2 years, .17 




20 to 30 
30 to 40 


years .10 
" 14 




80 to 90 years, 
90 to 1€0 ".. 


.. 7 
. 


2 to 5 " 17 




40 to 50 


".... 9 




Over 100 ".. 


. 1 


5 to 10 " 7 




50 to 60 


" 7 








10 to 15 " 3 




60 to 70 


"....10 






154 


15 to 20 ««■ 4 




70 to &0 


" 11 








THE DEATHS WERE IN THE MONTH OF 




January 12 A 
February 13 M 
March S J a 


3^11 

ay 
lae 


9 

8 
7 


July 

August 5 
Sept. ] 


7 
5j6 

L7 


October 

November 

December 


13 
14 
20 



THE PALACES Q^ THEIR NATIVITY WERE : 



154 



Dorchester 88 

Other Townesia the United States. 44 
England 1 



Ireland 15 

Germany 2 

Unkaown ....,...> 4 



154 



SELECTMEN'S OFFICE? 

Dorchester, February, 1860. 
To persons having claims against the Town : 

It is expected that bills presented for the action of 
the Selectmen, will specify what the article or articles 
sold were for ; when for labor, where it was perform- 
ed, number of days, and price per day, unless other- 
wise agreed upon ; and when for different appropria- 
tions, 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, ap- 
proved by the Chief Engineer. 

The 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 



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