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THE 



TWENTY-THIRD 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OP THE 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER, 



WITH 



AND 



CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, 



FOB THE 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31st, 1861. 



BOSTON : 

JOSEPH G. TORREY, PRINTER, 32 CONGRESS STREET. 

18 6 1. 



THE 



TWENTY-THIRD 

ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER, 



WITH 



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A^TD 



CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31st, 1861. 



BOSTON : 

JOSEPH G. TORREY, PRINTER, 32 CONGRESS STREET. 

18 6 1. 



SELECTMEN'S EEPOET. 



TO THE CITIZENS OF DORCHESTER: 

At the close of the municipal year, it becomes an in- 
cumbent duty upon the Selectmen to report to the Town 
the amount of money they have drawn from the Treasury, 
and the purposes for which it has been expended. Also 
their doings as Selectmen, Overseers of the Poor and Sur- 
veyors of Highways. 

SCHOOLS. 

The citizens of Dorchester justly pride themselves upon 
the accommodations they have provided, for all classes of 
children to obtain a good education. For this they pay 
(more willingly than for any other town appropriation) a 
sum equal to about one-third of the annual expenditures ; 
if we add the amount paid for interest on the town's debt 
for school accommodations. 

POOR IN THE ALMS-HOUSE. 

Many of the inmates of the Aims-House during the past 
year, have been invalids, and have been unable to wait . 
upon and take care of themselves. The large number of 
nightly lodgers who have no particular abiding place, and 
who invariably require supper and breakfast, have very 
much increased the expense, and also the labors of the Su- 
perintendent and Matron ; and some additional help has 
been re(juired to keep the establishment in a proper state of 



order, and to do everything practicable, which could conduce 
to the cleanliness, comfort and homelike feeling of the 
inmates. 

Those persons who have interested themselves in the 
spiritual welfare of the inmates, have been unremitting in 
their exertions, and have held religious services at the 
Aims-House every Sunday. 

POOR OUT OF THE ALMS-HOUSE. 

Affording relief to this class of poor requires discrimina- 
tion and decision, lest our sympathies and sense of duly 
conflict ; as assistance in many cases is solicited by those 
who have no legal claim, but who have been brought by 
misfortune or sickness into a condition demanding tempo- 
rary relief. There are others who have adopted a syste- 
matic course of begging for a livelihood, and have become 
so well skilled in the art as to make it appear that they are 
really suffering. We believe that all the deserving poor in 
this Town, have been well cared for during the past year. 
Many of them have received aid from benevolent citizens 
and different societies in the Town, and we have somewhat 
exceeded the amount of your appropriation for that pur- 
pose. 

HIGHWAYS. 

The health, comfort and happiness of a community, de- 
pends partly upon the condition in which the streets and 
sidewalks of a town are kept. Their appearance is not 
unjustly regarded as a prominent indication of the state of 
refinement and prosperity of the people. 

The number of miles of street to be repaired is increased 
every year, so there are constantly new demands for out- 
lays, as must be the case in every thriving town. We have 
found it necessary to exceed somewhat the amount appro- 



5 

priated, although we have not done as much as seemed to 
be required. 

The travelled part of the Neponset Avenue has been 
widened on the meadows north of Neponset "Village The 
part of said Avenue between said Village and Bridge has 
not been widened, as it was not a favorable time for the 
owners of the buildings standing within the lines of said 
Avenue to remove them. 

We have felt obliged to spend a considerable sum of 
money on the repairs and widening of the travelled path 
of the Dorchester Avenue, causing it to be widened between 
Savin Hill and Glover's Corner — between Glover's and 
Field's Corner — between Park and Gibson street, and be- 
tween Richmond and Washington street. We have also 
had a fence built against the marshes and several exposed 
places on the line of the Avenue. The Dorchester Exten- 
sion Railway Company paid one hundred and thirty-two 
dollars and fifty cents towards the widening of the Avenue 
between Richmond and Washington streets. 

By laying the rails for the Horse Railroads on Wash- 
ington street, it became necessary to spend a larger sum of 
money than was anticipated in repairing and grading said 
street. 

River street has been widened at Mattapan and Hyde 
Park, and it will be necessary to have it widened and graded 
in other places. 

Agreeably to the orders of the County Commissioners, 
we have caused the highway to be widened near the junc- 
tion of Adams street and the Dorchester Avenue at the 
Lower Mills, by taking land and removing the house and 
rocks from estate known as the ^' Preston Estate." The 
Town paymg three hmidred dollars towards the land 
damages, and the County the remainder, 

Boston street has been widened by the County Commis- 
sioners the past season. The County paying for the land 
damages with the exception of five hundred dollars paid 



6 

by the Dorchester Railway Company, two hundred dollars 
paid by the Town, and fifty dollars paid by George Rich- 
ardson for a small piece of land in front of his estate, which 
was relinquished by the Commissioners. 

We contracted to have the road laid out by the County 
Commissioners from Hyde Park to West Roxbury built for 
twenty-five hundred dollars, the sum appropriated by the 
town for that purpose. It is not quite completed, the Con- 
tractors not finishing it at the time specified. 

The Town at the last April meeting accepted the road 
laid out from Port Norfolk to Commercial street. We have 
contracted to have said road constructed, by the first of 
May next, for thirty-five hundred dollars, the sum appro- 
priated for that purpose. The persons who obligated them- 
selves to indemnify the Town for land damages are ready 
to fulfil their agreement, when required. 

At the last April Meeting, the article on accepting the 
report of the Selectmen on laying out as a town way a new 
street from a point on Mill street, near the crossing of the 
Old Colony and Fall River Railroad to Commercial Point, 
was indefinitely postponed, it being considered illegal to 
accept said report, until the Legislature had granted the 
Selectmen a right to lay out and construct a town way 
across the Creek known as Barque Warwick Cove. The 
act granting to the Selectmen said right was passed on the 
fourth of April, and a clause was inserted in said Act, " that 
the proceedings of the Selectmen, so far as they have been 
conformable to the forms and provisions of law, are hereby 
established and confirmed." At the Town Meeting on the 
seventh day of May, the Town accepted the same report, 
and appropriated the sum of forty-five hundred dollars for 
grading and constructing the road, and the Treasurer was 
authorized to borrow said sum. At a subsequent meeting, 
on the twenty-second day of May, it was voted to annul the 
vote by which the town accepted the report of the Select- 
men, and it was also voted to reconsider the vote appropri- 



ating four thousand five hundred dollars for constructing 
said road. The persons desirous of having the road built 
intend to have the subject brought before the Town at the 
next March meeting. 

We have caused a stone Watering Trough to be placed 
on the side of Washington street, south of Ashmont street, 
which is supplied with water from a spring in land belong- 
ing to the heirs of the late John Wells. This and the one 
on Adams street, are highly prized by the travelling public. 

HORSE RAILROADS. 

The laying of the track of the Horse Railroads in our 
streets, instead of reducing the cost of repairing the high- 
ways as some persons anticipated, has so far very much 
increased the expense in that department; by making it 
necessary to widen the travelled part of streets in some 
places, and to alter the grade in others. Considerable incon- 
venience and some risk attend following or crossing the 
tracks with carriages, so the light travel avoid the railroad 
whenever practicable. The clearing the track of snow and 
filing it up in the streets this winter, has been a source of 
trouble to many persons. 

But, notwithstanding the troubles and inconveniences, 
the majority of the inhabitants consider that the benefits 
derived from this mode of travel, are far greater than all the 
evils attending it. The persons having the management of 
the railroads have extended to our citizens all reasonable 
facilities and accommodations for travelling at a very low 
rate. 

LIGHTING STREETS. 

In accordance with the vote of the Town, at the last April 
meeting, we have had a number of lamps lighted where 
individuals have put up lamp-posts and lamps at their own 



8 

expense. The number of lamps will constantly be increas- 
ing, so that a much larger appropriation will be required the 
coming year for this purpose. 

GRAVEL LAND. 

We have purchased thirty-one thousand three hundred 
and ninety-eight square feet of land, for seven hundred and 
eighty^four dollars and ninety-jSve cents, situated upon a 
street leading from Neponset Avenue to Ashmont street. 
We have also purchased fifty thousand two hundred and 
twenty-two square feet of land on the corner of Forest Hill 
Avenue and Norfolk street, for five hundred and eighteen 
dollars and eighty-two cents. As these pieces of land would 
furnish sufficient material to repair the streets in their vicin- 
ity for a number of years, we thought it for the interest of the 
Town to procure them. There being no money raised for 
that particular purpose, the amount paid for it is charged 
under Incidental Expenses. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

The engines and apparatus are kept in good order and 
ready for use when required, and are under the immediate 
charge of the Engineers. There has been tv/o volunteer 
engine companies during the year ; one at Mattapan and 
one at Neponset, and a large number of citizens have volun- 
teered their services and worked at the fires. Compara- 
tively speaking, but few fires have occurred in the town 
during the past year. 

POLICE AND WATCH. 

The efficiency of the Police and Watch is a matter which 
tends much to preserve the peace, prosperity and good order 
of the Town. The vigilance of our Watch has been eluded 



ill a few instances during the past year ; but before we com- 
plain of their want of faithfulness, let us consider that an 
officer, however efficient, cannot be in all places at the same 
time. 

LOCK-UP. 

At the last April Meeting the Town gave us power to 
provide a suitable Lock-up at Neponset Village, provided it 
could be done for a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. 
As we were unable to provide a suitable one, without ex- 
pending a much larger sum, we decided to defer the matter 
for the present. 

CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. 

In our last Report we informed you that Isaiah P. White, 
of Q,uincy, sued the Town to recover damages to the amount 
often thousand dollars, for injuries sustained by him on the 
sixth day of October, 1857, in consequence of alleged defects 
in the bridge on Commercial street. The case was tried at 
the December term of the Superior Court, in 1859, and re- 
sulted after three days' trial, in a disagreement of the jury. 
At the last April term of said Court the case was again 
tried with the same result. At the December term he ap- 
plied for another hearing, which was granted. After put- 
ting us to the expense of getting ready for trial, he obtained 
a postponement of the case until next April. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

EBENEZER EATON, ) 

E. H. R. RUGGLES, ) Selectmen. 

LEWIS F. PEIRCE, ) 

2 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 



SCHOOLS. 

High School — Gibson Street. 

Paid Jonathan Kimball, for teaching, 
Mary W. Hall, " '' 

Caroline A. Raymond, " ' 

J. Kimball, for books and stationery for desks, 
" " inkstands, brushes, keys, &c. 
" " apparatus, 
" " carpet and tassels, 
J. H. Means, books for Library, 
E. Clapp, Jr., ink, crayons and chemicals, 

'' tuning piano, 

George H. Morse, diplomas. &c. 
David Clapp, printing questions for examining 

candidates, order of exhibition, &c 
L S. Smith, man taking care of house, 

'' " " preparing wood, 
Wm. G. Shattuck, desks and chairs, 
S. N. Cram, glazing. 
Brown & Taggard, set of tablets, 
Jonas P. Tolman, furnace work and stock, 
Jacob Foster, carpenter work and stock, 
Charles Tileston, repairing blinds, 
Samuel Tileston, painting and glazing, 
Samuel Dyer, repairs and stock, 
Daniel Rickerby, repairs on roof and chimney, 
John Sargent, labor and gravel for yard, 
Joseph Pillsbury, gravel for yard, 
Stilman Stone, stone work and stone for culverts 
Patrick Collins, cleaning vault, 
Edward Preston, wood and coal, 



11500 


00 


500 


00 


391 


67 


20 


75 


7 33 


7 89 


8 


43 


23 


25 


9 


38 


1 


25 


12 50 


.. 20 20 


88 


00 


6 


50 


17 


00 




84 


49 


50 


72 


77 


27 77 




80 


167 


12 


17 50 


12 


10 


88 


82 


22 


40 


ts, 71 


62 


6 00 


80 


00 



},231 39 



11 



Everett School. — Sumner Street. 

Paid Henry C. Rolfe, for teaching, 
Anna E. Jones, " " 

C. K. Nickerson, ^' " 

M. A. Gleason, " " 

M. H. Bulfinch, " " 

E. M. Prouty, " " 
J. H. Upham & Bro., ink, crayons and books 

" " " brushes, pails and dippers, 

J. H. Upham & Co., dusters, brushes, &c., 
J. H. Upham & Bro., teachers desk, chair and 

thermometers, 
Charles Gleason, making fires and sweeping, 

F. A. Clapp, '' " 
Martha Hook, cleaning and sweeping, 
David Clapp, printing monthly cards, 
W, O. Haskell, settees, 
Oliver Hall, repairing desk, 
Alexander Glover, repairing pump, 
J. H. Bird, repairs, painting and glazing, 
J. W. Howe, " 

J. G. Allbright, carpenter work and stock, 
William Curtis, " " " " 

Snow & Perry, " " " " 

A. F. Poole, removing settees, 
John Field, Jr., labor, 
Edward McKechnie, door frames and funnel box, 

" " laying walks, 

Wm. Pope &. Co., lumber, 
Royce's Express, removing piano and settees 

from Boston, 
Edward F. Rogers, cleaning furnace, 
P. Brannon, cleaning vault, 
" " preparing wood, 

Burroughs & Putnam, coal, 



11000 


00 


325 


00 


243 


75 


325 


00 


206 


25 


81 


25 


5 


44 


3, 8 


36 


15 


06 


9 


17 


33 


00 


16 


50 


65 


00 


4 


50 


32 


40 


3 50 


2 


00 


20 25 


2 


54 


12 


12 


50 


68 


76 25 


2 


00 


1 


13 


X, 27 00 


9 


00 


,9 50 


6 


00 


4 


00 


6 


00 


7 


50 


137 


47 



$2,747 62 



12 





a 































Mather School — Meeting- House Hill. 

Paid Lemuel C. Grosvenor, for teaching, 
Mary A. Allen, 
Mary L. Kinne, 
Betsy Hooper, 
Hannah H. Pope, 
A. M. Marion, 
Annie C. Hall, 
E. S. Jones, 
E. H. Crehore, 
M. C. Weymouth, 
L. C. Prouty, 
L. C. Grosvenor, books for desk, 

" " " " indigent pupils, 

" " ink and crayons, 

" '•' door key, 

" " cleaning, 

M. A. Allen, books for indigent pupils, 
H. H. Pope, " " " " 

L.C. Prouty, " " " • " 
E.H. Crehore, " " " " 

Ebenezer Clapp, books for desk, 

" " ink and crayons, 

Wilson Stanley, services as truant officer, 
Benj. (J. Bird, care of house, 

" " repairing and cleaning, 

" " removing seats, and preparing for 

exhibition, 
J. H. Upham & Co., books for indigent scholars, 
J. H. Upham & Bro., dusters, pails, and basins, 
J. H. Upham & Co., tables, chairs, mats, &c. 
Oliver Hall, book-case, chairs and cushions, 
J. J. Walworth & Co., glass tube, 
G. W. C. Hartford, cleaning clock, 
Jane McGoveran, cleaning, 
Mrs. Huebener, " 

S. Percival, glazing, 
J. W. Howe, " 
Mr. Blake, repairing lock and bell, 
Mass. Steam Heating Co., radiators, and repairs 

on heating apparatus, 
C. J. Sumner, conductor pipe and tunnel. 



1000 00 
171 50 
322 92 

27 08 
212 50 
325 00 

53 13 
325 00 
203 13 

81 25 
156 25 

2 55 
10 91 

4 11 
25 

3 05 
1 53 

92 
50 
05 
29 
32 



1 
6 
1 

2 

J5 00 

167 00 

10 50 

14 50 
4 42 
20 25 
22 42 
25 00 



00 
00 
50 
95 
25 
62 
00 



176 02 

2 60 



Amount carried forward, 



$3,382 27 



13 

Amount brought forward, $3,382 27 

William Curtis, carpenter work and stock, 4 14 

James Bryant, " " " " 17 00 

John Huebener, preparing wood, 1 37 

John Halloran, labor in yard, 2 50 

E. A. Smith, labor, I 50 

Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault, 4 00 

Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal. 167 49 

|3,580 27 



Adams School — Adams Street. 

Paid Leavitt M. Chase, for teaching, 
Ann Tolman, " " 

Ruth A. Prouty, " " 

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

" " " for indigent pupils, 

" " washbowl and dipper, 

" " charcoal, 

" " cleaning, 

" " repairs, 

•' " cleaning vault, 

R. A. Prouty, books for desk, 

" " " " indigent pupils, 

•' " dippers, 

" " counters, 

Ebenezer Clapp, books, crayons and ink, 
John T. Pope, care of house, 
" " extra labor, 

'^ " kindlings, 

T. W. Capen, repairing clock, 
J. P. Tolman, stove and furnace work and stock 
C. P. Tolman, " " " 

George Haynes & Son, funnel, 
Daniel Talbot, preparing wood, 
Edward Preston, wood and coal, 



11 000 


00 


325 


00 


325 


00 


1 


51 


4 07 




40 


7 


87 


4 00 


4 


00 


2 


00 


1 


15 


1 


74 




69 


1 


50 


5 


37 


48 


00 


3 


50 




62 


2 


00 


k, 3 50 


12 


75 


1 


50 


5 


00 


69 00 



$1,830 17 



14 

Gibson School — School Street. 

Paid Edward Stickney, for teaching, 
Mary J. Homer, " " 

Lucy P. Tolman, " " 

Mary E. Tolman, '^ " 

Martha Foster, " " 

E. Stickney, books for indigent pupils, 
L. P. Tolman, books for desk, 

" " " " indigent pupils, 

M. E. Tolman, " " " " 

M. Foster, " " " " 

FJbenezer Clapp, frame of balls, 
E. C. & S. Wilder, care of house, 
J. C. He wins, care of house, 

" " repairing pump and shovel, 

Hannah Clarkson, cleaning house, 
T. W. Capen, glazing, 

" " mats, brushes and brooms, 

C. P. Tolman, stove, furnace work and stock, 

" " gratings for windows, 

George Dodge, mason work and stock, 
Joseph Marshall, 2d, mason work and stock, 
Patrick Connell, labor, 
Michael McGoveran, preparing wood, 
Gardner Ewell, carpenter work and stock, 
William Eaton, repairs, 
Richard Wall, carting gravel on yard, 
J. C. Hewins, kindhng wood. 
Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal, 
" " " preparing wood, 



$1000 


00 


325 


01) 


325 


00 


325 


00 


325 


00 


3 G7 




75 


I 


00 




75 




56 


1 


50 


93 


00 


60 00 


1 50 


5 


00 


4 00 


12 


35 


18 


00 


11 


50 


2 


40 


6 


00 




75 


2 


00 


36 91 


2 


50 


11 


00 


1 


74 


154 48 


8 


00 



|2,739 36 



WiNTHROP School — River Street. 



Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching, 
Sarah R. Child, 
Mary J. Gilbert, 
Hannah C. Robinson, 
Elizabeth W. Nason, 
Elizabeth J. Stetson, 



$1000 


00 


325 


00 


325 00 


325 


00 


325 


00 


325 


00 



Amount carried forward, $2,625 00 



15 



Amount brought forward, | 

M. E. M. Robie, for teaching, 
A. E. Fowler, " " 
Isaac Swan, stationery, 

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

" " extra labor, 

" " repairs, 
Ebenezer Clapp, brushes, 
R. F. Tolman, pails, 
J. C Talbot, brushes and dusters, 
T. W. Capen, key, 

Charles Tileston, repairing pump and radiators, 
George Haynes &. Son, repairs, 
Samuel Tileston, glazing, 
Mass. Steam Heating Co., repairs and stock, 
Henry Crane, repairs on seats and furnace, 

D. G. Corliss & Co., stone posts, 
Joshua Nute, mason work, 
Henry Fobes, gravel and carting into yard, 

E. Preston &■ Co., wood, 
Edward Preston, wood and coal, 



^2,625 


00 


243 


75 


81 


25 


5 


00 


4 69 


175 


00 


9 


25 


18 


00 


4 50 


1 


00 


13 


87 




15 


3 


82 


4 


80 


8 


00 


28 25 


10 


26 


68 


00 


10 


60 


23 75 


18 


00 


195 


00 



|3,551 94 



Norfolk School — Norfolk Street. 




lid Elbridge G. Emery, for teaching, 


f 1000 00 


Martha A. Haker, " 


325 00 


Mary J. Pope, " 


325 00 


" " washing curtains, 


75 


E. G, Emery, books for desk. 


30 


G. L. Fisher, 


33 


" " " indigent pupils, 


5 28 


" " ink. 


1 18 


Cox & Tavener, pail and broom. 


63 


William Clark, making fires. 


25 00 


Horace D. Mack, " 


lb 


John Butler, sweeping, 


5 50 


" " cleaning, 


4 00 


Mrs. Claffee, " 


50 


J. A. Williams, sweeping, 


6 00 



Amount carried forward, $1,700 22 



16 

Amount brought forward, $1,700 22 

William Ciarlf, repairs, 54 06 

" " cleaning clock, 1 75 

" " preparing wood, 11 50 

R. F. Tolman, brushes, 84 

J. C. Talbot, " 1 00 

C. P. Tolman, stove work, and stock, 5 00 

Charles Tileston, " " " 11 34 

Edward Preston, wood and coal, 69 00 



$1,854 71 



Washington School — Walnut Street. 

Paid P. Brooks Merritt, for teaching, $1000 00 

M. A. M. Newhall, " 115 63 

A. L. B. Deanes, " 325 PO 

Annie C. Bacon, " 297 92 

Louisa J. Hovey, " 209 37 

P. B. Merritt, books and stationery for desk, 2 50 

" " " for indigent pupils, 1 80 

" " crayons, 50 

Benjamin Buck, care of house, 150 00 

" " extra labor, 6 06 

Rowland & Harding, ink, ^ 2 00 

" " " pail, brush, mat, &c., 4 51 

William Adams, repairing desks, 3 50 

Mass. Steam Heating Co., radiators and repairs, 158 85 

Otis Baird, repairing pump and radiators, 4 49 

H. W. Blanchard, labor on pump and well, 8 27 

'' '' wire work for windows, and repairs, 19 13 

J. C. Robinson, iron work on pump and fence, 23 50 

A. Cushman, glazing, 3 25 

E. A. Smith, labor and fares on railroad, 4 20 

Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vaults, 7 00 

b^dward Preston, wood and coal, 149 50 

$2,496 98 



17 



Butler School — River Street. 

Paid Elizabeth H. Page, for teaching, 

" " books for desk, 

" " ink and crayons, 

" " broom, 

Atkins Beal, making fires, 

W. E. Roundy, " " 

Margaret Murray, sweeping, 

Kate White, " 

Nathaniel Hebard, repairs on desk, 

Charles Tileston, stove work and stock. 

Edward Preston, wood and coal, 



Maverick School — Commercial Street. 

Paid Anne M. Gilbert, for teaching, 

Ellen H. Crehore, " 

" " books for desk, 

" " " " indigent pupils, 

J. B. Rogers, making fires, 
" " cleaning, 

Mrs. Savage, sweeping and cleaning, 

G. W. C. Hartford, cleaning clock, 

J. P. Tolnian, coal hod and repairs on furnace, 

John Kelly, repairs on furnace, 

John Hawes, carpenter work, 

G. T. Wheeler, glazing, 

J. P. Tolraan, cleaning and putting up furnace, 

Connaughton & Quigley, cleaning vault. 

Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal, 
" " preparing wood. 



$325 00 

87 

87 

25 

7 67 

2 00 

2 31. 

2 99 

3 25 
6 35 

18 00 

$369 56 



^325 


00 


121 


87 




57 


5 


47 


15 


00 


5 


00 


17 


35 


1 


00 


11 


12 


4 


50 


4 41 


6 


65 


2 


50 


4 


00 


96 


50 


4 00 



$624 94 



BowDOiN School — Mount Bowdoin. 

Paid Jane E. Wate, for teaching, 

" " books for indigent pupils, 

" " making fires and sweeping, 

Mrs. Berran, cleaning, 

Amount carried forward, 
3 



$325 00 


2 11 


30 00 


60 



$357 71 



18 



Amount brought forward, 
J. H. Upham & Co., mats, 
C. P. Tolman, stove and furnace work, 

" " grating for window, 

Consider Glass, painting and papering, 
T. L. Farnham, labor and stock, 
J. Smith, preparing wood. 
Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal, 



$357 71 


2 50 


9 79 


2 00 


33 24 


7 95 


3 00 


22 50 



|438 69 



Hyde Park School — River Street. 



Paid Sarah B. Johnson, for teaching, $325 00 

E. P. Button, books, 
J. M. R, Story, books for desk, 
" " ink, 

" " broom, mat and duster, 

Ebenezer Clapp, stationery, &c., 
Nathaniel Hebard, services with horse and wagon, 

" " bell, 

E. H. R. Ruggles, desk, 
Charles Tileston, stove work and stock, 
J. M. R. Story, rent and care of Union Hall for 

school, 
E. Preston, wood and coal, 

$514 24 



7 00 


6 43 


50 


2 46 


5 45 


9 00 


1 13 


13 00 


17 27 


112 50 


14 50 



GENERAL EXPENSES. 



Paid I. S. Smith, for services examining schools, $74 25 
" " examining candidates for high 

school, 8 75 
" " travelling expenses examining 

schools, 2 00 

" " preparing school report, 12 00 

Amount carried forward, $97 00 



19 

Amount brought forward, ^97 00 

James H. Means, examining schools, 15 00 

T. T. Hunger, u u 24 00 

B. W. Barrows, a u 37 qo 

" " services as secretary of School 

Committee, 62 50 

" " examining pupils for high school, 3 00 

" " stationery, postage and bearing 

packages, 

S. G. Bulfinch, services as secretary, 

E. J. Bispham, as committee on finance, 

I. S. Smith, distributing school tablets, 

A. F. Graves, record book, 

William White, general statutes, 

David Clapp, printing annual report of school 

committee, 

" " printing notices and regulations 

of school committee, 

John Robie, distributing school reports, 

T. W. Capen, care of Town Hall, for school 

committee, 

1450 25 



7 


50 


25 


00 


75 


00 


3 


38 


I 


50 


1 


40 


53 


35 


26 


62 


15 


00 


3 00 



FREE EVENING SCHOOL FOR ADULTS. 

Paid Francis E. Barnard, for evening school for 

adults. |25 00 



20 



RECAPITULATION. 



SCHOOLS. 


Salaries. 


Fuel. 


station- 
ery for 
desks. 


Books 

'orindi't 

pupils. 


Incidentals. 


TOTAL. 


Iligll 


2391 67 


80 00 


20 75 




738 97 


3231 39 


Everett 


2181 25 


137 47 


4 08 


1 36 


423 46 


2747 62 


Mather 


2877 76 


167 49 


11 27 


24 33 


499 42 


3580 27 


Adams 


1650 00 


69 00 


8 03 


5 81 


97 33 


1830 17 


Gibson 


2300 GO 


156 22 


75 


5 98 


276 41 


2739 36 


Wiiitlirop . . . 


2950 GO 


213 00 


5 00 


4 69 


379 25 


3551 94 


Norfolk 


1650 OG 


69 GO 


1 81 


5 28 


128 62 


1854 71 


Washington . 


1947 92 


149 50 


3 00 


1 80 


394 76 


2496 98 


Butler 


325 00 


18 00 


1 74 




24 82 


369 56 


Maverick .... 


446 87 


96 50 


57 


5 47 


75 53 


624 94 


Bowdoin . . . . 


325 00 


22 50 




2 11 


89 08 


438 69 


Hyde Park.. 


325 GO 


14 50 


6 68 


7 00 


161 06 


514 24 


Gen. expenses 












450 25 


Adult Schoo" 












25 00 




19370 47 


1193 18'63 68 


63 83 '3288 71 


24455 12 


T< 


3tal amount ol expenditures, $ 
Unexpended, 


24,455 12 
962 25 




CR. $ 


25,417 37 



By Appkopriatio^t, 
For salaries of Teachers, for fuel, care of 

fires and school rooms I 22,000 GO 

" miscellaneous expenses of schools 2,000 00 

" a free evening school for adults, 25 00 

By income of Gibson school fund, 774 82 

" " of Stoughton « " 267 GO 

" " of State " « 350 55 



125,417 37 



21 
POOR IN THE ALMS-HOUSE. 

Paid Elisha Ford and Matron, services one year 
Benjamin Gushing, for services as physician, 
J. H. Upham 6c Bro., flour and groceries, 
J. H. Upham & Co., " " " 

0. S. Davis & Co., groceries, 
Ira Foster, groceries and sundries, 
Benton, Caverly & Co., butter and cheese, 
li. P. Bird, meat and vegetables, 
H olden, Bullard & Co., meat, 
John McDonald, fish, 
James Foster Jr., milk and apples, 
J. Preston & Sons, chocolate, 
W. Baker & Co., " 
James Shepard, bread, 
Moses Clark, grain and meal, 
W, (fc A. Bacon, domestic goods, 
S. VV. Leonard, boots and shoes, 
Elisha Ford, provisions and sundries, 

" " cloth and clothing, 

" " boots and shoes, 

" " medicine, 

" " labor of hired men, 

" " labor of women, 

" " killing cow, 

" " pigs, 

" " ice, 

" '' washing machine, 

" " grindstone, 

" " tolls over bridge, 

" " expense of removing paupers to house 

R. French, coffins for two persons, 
VVm. Davenport, attending two funerals, 
Thomas Campbell, cow. 
T. J. Tolman, carrots, 
C. J. Sumner, tin ware and stove work, 

" " parlor grate, 

Briggs «fc Robinson, paint, 
Edward Bird, hanging paper, 
John Freeman, labor, 
E. L. Davenport, labor, 
Patrick Dolan, labor on fence. Commercial St 

Amount carried forward, $2,771 60 



$450 


00 


150 


00 


151 


30 


77 


48 


222 


13 


10 


11 


162 


41 


207 69 


44 30 


13 


95 


21 


70 


40 


00 


11 


00 


62 


94 


291 


61 


61 


72 


19 


98 


210 52 


41 


92 


7 


82 


34 


94 


232 57 


11 


25 


1 


75 


22 26 


9 


00 


5 


00 


9 


37 


2 


96 


use, 4 


90 


13 


00 


6 


00 


31 


50 


10 57 


13 67 


6 


50 


23 


34 


2 


00 


38 


85 


25 


15 


8 


44 



22 



Amount brought forward, 
P. Collins, 2d, laying stones, 
E. B. Bennette, hay rigging, 
C. A. (Jpham, wheelwright work, 

" " weighing hay, 

O. Davenport, blacksmith work, 
Henry Crane, ironing sleds, 
Asa Davenport, carpenter work, 
Wm. Pope «fc Co., lumber, 
Thomas Payson, plowing, 
Ebenezer Eaton, wood bought at auction, 
Burroughs & Putnam, coal, 



Unexpended, 
CR. 



$2,771 60 


34 71 


24 00 


5 82 


8 06 


23 71 


11 50 


2 25 


33 68 


4 00 


44 75 


90 00 


$3,054 08 


1,110 66 



1,164 74 



By appropriation, $3 

cash received of Ware Savings Bank, (Harvey 
Munroe's deposite,) 
of W. Roxbury, board of a pauper 
for board of sundry persons, 
beef and tallow, 
fresh pork,* 
pears, 
hay, 

fagots and hay, 
milk, 
pasturing, 
old iron, 
lock-up, 
pound fees. 
Credit for distributing Town warrants, 
" " labor of horso on highways, 
" " for labor of men and team, carting 

lumber, building fences side of streets, 
" " men and team, carting lumber, &c. 
for No. 6 Engine house. 



000 00 



101 44 


r, 52 50 


19 32 


32 96 


42 40 


51 25 


475 20 


55 97 


9 53 


20 25 


1 75 


1 50 


4 87 


30 00 


148 00 


103 00 


14 80 



$4,164 74 



* There has been fattened and slaughtered at the Aims-House during the 
year, three hogs, weighing 501 lbs. 551 lbs. and 565 lbs. 



23 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMS-HOUSE. 

Paid Ebenezer Eaton, for cash to sundry persons, f 16 05 
E. H. R. Ruggles, " " " " 99 69 

J. P. Spooner, professional services, 29 50 

Jonathan Ware, " " ,. 6 00 

City of Boston, support of sundry persons, 53 74 

City of Charlestown, support of a person, 46 63 

Town of Framingham, " " " 52 00 

" Medway, " '• " 9 42 

" Wrentham, " " " 39 00 

Seth WilHams, towards support of sundry persons, 100 85 
WilHam Pope, Jr., " " " " 52 00 

Cyrus Balkam, " " " " 37 50 

Patrick Collins, " " " " 15 00 

Aaron Bradshaw, " " " " 26 00 

T. L. Farnham, " " " " 45 00 

J. H.Upham&. Bro., goods delivered sundry persons, 7 50 
J. C. Talbot, " " " " 29 75 

J. Whorf, " " " " 3 75 

Ira Foster, " " " " 15 75 

Mrs. Blackman, " " " "5 90 

J. D. Reinhard, groceries, wood and coal delivered 

sundry persons, 79 12 

Spear & Purinton, wood and coal delivered sundry 

persons, 66 88 

Edward Preston, wood and coal delivered sundry 

persons, 270 03 

Burroughs &. Putnam, wood and coal delivered 

sundry persons; 70 33 

R. M. Todd, wood and coal delivered sundry 

persons, 6 00 

Amasa Pray, wood and coal delivered sundry 

persons, 20 50 

C. A. Southworth, medicine for a person, 1 48 

Thomas L. Parker, supphes furnished a person, 1 00 

Wilson Stanley, " " '' " 4 00 

Jacob N. Wate, care of a person sick with small pox, 25 00 
Daniel M. Farnum, care of a sick person, 27 50 

John Bradlee, taking two children to Aims-House, 2 00 
S. H. Hebard, food for lodgers in lock-up, 1 19 



Amount carried forward, $1,266 06 



24 

Amount brought forward, $1,26G 06 

John Robie, sapphes furnished travellers, in 1858 

and 1859, 8 43 
" " charcoal and fluid for lock-up, 2 36 
Rufus French, attending funeral of a child, 3 00 
Wm. Davenport, burying an infant found drowned, 2 50 
E. H. R. Ruggles, colUn for a poor person, 8 00 
Eiisha Ford, expenses carrying paupers to Bridge- 
water Aims-House, 6 25 



$1,296 60 
CR. 

By appropriation, $1,000 00 

cash received of City of Boston, for supplies 

furnished sundry persons, 52 50 

cash received of City of Charlestown, sup- 
plies furnished a person, 6 50 
" " Town of Milton, 5 93 
" " " of Randolph, 8 00 
" " of Seth Williams, interest on 

note, 21 00 

" " of Donald Ferguson, interest 

on note, 25 26 



$1,119 19 
177 41 

$1,296 60 



LUNATICS AT ASYLUM. 

Paid the Treasurer of the State Lunatic Asylum, 

for board of sundry persons, $289 34 

Unexpended, 172 31 



$461 65 



CR. 



By appropriation, $300 00 

cash of A. Bowman, for board of E. Bronsdon, 161 65 

$461 65 



25 

REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS. 

District No. 1. 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, for labor of men and teams, 
Richard Wall, " " " " " 

J. H. Uphara & Bro., hoes, 

C. A. Upham, wheelwright work, 
O. Davenport, blacksmith work, 

B. F. Brown, repairing cart saddle, 
Ira Foster, powder and nails, 
Thomas Payson, stone chips, 
Henry Humphreys, " " 
John Field, gravel, 

D. W. Baker, " 
H. & R. Rich, " 

Alms-house establishment, labor of horse, 



'1,826 93 


48 


07 


1 


04 


9 50 


93 02 


1 


00 


34 


29 


152 


00 


52 


37 


2 


60 


7 80 


26 


12 


148 


00 



?2,402 74 



District No. 2. 



Paid Joseph Pillsbury, for labor of men and teams, $2,588 21 
Richard Wall, labor, 

Seth Crane, relaying wall on Ashmont street, 
Wm. G. Swan, wheelwright work, 
J. C. Robinson, blacksmith work, 
Wm. Pope &. Co., posts, 
" " " '• posts and lumber for fence, side 
of streets, 

|2,728 74 



15 


00 


6 


50 


11 


25 


37 04 


25 


25 


Qe 
45 


49 



District No. 3. 

Paid Henry Fobes, for labor of men and teams, 
J. C. Talbot, axe, pail and lantern, 
" " " powder, 
Nourse, Mason & Co., shovels, 
T. W. Capen, castor oil, 
J. A. Tucker, repairing harnesses, 
Thomas Lee, labor, 
S. Jenkins, putting in viaducts on D, Avenue, 

Amount carried forward, f 2,885 08 

4 



^2,801 


95 


2 


58 


16 


92 


18 


00 


2 


00 


24 49 


15 


00 


4 


14 



2Q 



Amount brought forward, 

D. H. Walker, wheelwright work, 

E. B. Beiinette, " " 
S. W. Haley, blacksmith work, 
Henry Crane, " ^' 
Maurice Sheehan, stones, 



Whole amount expended, 

CR. 

By appropriation, 
" cash of Enos Howe, for loam, 
a a u Thomas Payson, sand, 
" " " John Howard, stones, 
" '■'' " Joseph Pillsbury, gravel for High School 

yard, ^ 22 40 

'' " " Henry Fobes, gravel for Winthrop School 

yard, 23 75 

$8,076 67 
Exceeds appropriation, 121 13 



$2, 


885 


08 




21 


96 




5 


00 




70 07 




70 


71 




13 50 


$3,066 


32 


$8, 


197 80 


$8. 


,000 00 




1 


40 




17 


12 




12 


00 



^97 80 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



FOUNTAIN ENGINE, No. 1. 

Paid C. F. Hall, for services as steward, 
" " " " " of firemen, 
Charles Tileston, lanterns, lamp and oil, 
A. R. Gay, record book, 
William Tucker, painting, 
E. W. Knight, iron bolt, 
Shelton & Cheever, repairs on engine, 
C. F. Hall, " " 

James Boyd & Sons, patent hose, 
Fiske <fc Crane, use of horses, 
Henry Crane, " " " 

" " repairs on engine. 



$50 


00 


45 


00 


9 


03 


1 


00 




50 




25 


5 


50 


3 


00 


136 


35 


15 


75 


3 75 


9 


51 



$279 64 



21 



PROTECTOR ENGINE, No. 2. 

Paid W. A. Webster, for services as 

E. C. Fniean, " •' '•' 

F. Farrington & Co., refreshments 

" " " fluid and oil, 

James Shepard, crackers, 
C. J, Sumner, repairing lamps an 1 
Shelton & Cheever, new hose, 
J. Boyd &- Son, repairing hose, 
E. C. Fruean, hose composition, 
" " " lock for reservoir, 
" " " repairs, 
J. W. Howe, glazing, 
B. Royce, carting, 
Harvey Greenwood, use of horses, 
Burroughs & Putnam, coal, 



teward, 


25 00 


u 


25 00 




9 31 




1 05 




I 38 


leaning pipe. 


1 20 




215 50 




2 25 




5 88 




75 




25 




67 




75 




2 00 




3 81 



TORRENT ENGINE, No. 3. 

Paid Henry Fobes, for services as steward, 
Shelton & Cheever, new hose, 

" " " repairs, 
S. W. Haley, iron work, * 

Henry Fobes, use of horses to draw engine, 
B. Royce, carting. 



$294 80 



50 


00 


215 


50 


1 


38 


4 38 


I 


00 


1 


25 



^273 51 



ALERT ENGINE, No. 4. 

Paid John Wheeler, for services as steward, 21 50 

Peter Cook, " " " " 25 00 

G.L.Fisher, " " of firemen, 7125 

Shelton & Cheever, repairs on engine, 26 56 

G. Haynes &. Son, repairing lantern, 50 

G. L. Fisher, lamp, neatsfoot and castor oil, 20 26 

" " '- pails, scissors, sponge, &c. 5 60 

" " " repairs, / 2 62 

James Hersey, repairs, 1 99 

Amount carried forward, $175 28 



28 

Amount brought forward, 
Woodward & Curtis, glazing, 
Peter Cook, leathering valves, 
Win. Hall & Co., keys, 
Charles Tileston, zinc, 



]175 28 


97 


4 33 


1 20 


1 17 



$182 95 



INDEPENDENCE ENGINE, No. 5. 

Paid G. G. Dennison, for services as steward, 
E. W. Harding, " " of firemen, 
Howland & Harding, refreshments, 

" " " castor oil, fluid, &c. 
J. T. Murphy, castor oil, 
Wm. G. Swan, stove, sieve and lantern, 

" " " repairs on engine, 
Shelton & Cheever, new hose, 

" " " repairs on engine, 
" " " badge, 
G G. Dennison, glazing, 
C. A. Green, lamps, 
X C. Robinson, blacksmith work, 
J. Pratt, use of horses, 
E. W. Ruggles, carting, 
Henry Crane, " 
Edward Preston, wood and coal. 



50 00 


90 


00 


36 44 


13 55 


I 


50 


7 


63 


15 


87 


215 


50 


16 25 


1 


00 


1 


65 


7 


38 


6 


37 


19 50 


1 


00 


1 


50 


10 


50 



$495 64 



TIGER ENGINE, No. 6. 

Paid Theodore Hersey, for services as steward, 

B. Royce and others, " " " firemen, 

A. F. Poole, pail, scissors, and sweet oil, 
J. H. Upham & Bro., chamois skin, &c. 

C. J. Sumner, stove work, 
C. A. Upham, wheelwright work, 
O. Davenport, blacksmith work, 
Hunneman & Co., repairs, 

B. Royce, storage of engine, 
" " axe handle. 

Amount carried forward, $155 83 



50 00 


86 25 


1 40 


1 16 


3 37 


5 50 


3 27 


1 63 


3 00 


25 



29 

Amount brought forward, 
B. Royce, use of horses, 
J. N. Berry, repairs on engine, 
H. Crane, carting, 
Amasa Pray, coal, 



$155 


83 


15 


00 


3 68 


1 


50 


6 


00 



$182 01 



HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY. 

Paid G. Haynes & Son, for oiler, 22 



GENERAL EXPENSES. 

Paid S. H. Hebard, for services as chief engineer, ^100 00 
G.L.Fisher, " as assistant engineer, 25 00 

Alfred Clapp, " " " 25 00 

Wm. G. Swan, " " '' 25 00 

E. C. Fruean, " " •' 25 00 

Henry Fobes, " " " 14 58 

Roxbury Engine Company, refreshment after fire, 8 00 
Carliss & Doble, refreshments for Granite Engine 

Company, 8 00 

Torrent Engine Co. " 8 00 

Nathan Holbrook, •' 13 56 

J. H. Upham&Bro. " 9 22 

E. J. Baker, rent of land for Engine house No. 1, 

two years, 20 00 

Mary Tolman, rent of barn for H. and L. Co., 20 00 
Henry Clark, rent of land for Engine house No. 3, 

for two years, 50 00 

Hannah Pierce, rent of land for Engine house 

No. 5, 20 00 

Theo. Hersey, preparing to move Engine No. 6, 5 00 
George Holmes, moving house, 18 00 

Almshouse establishment, labor of man and team, 

carting lumber, _ 14 80 

Asa Davenport, carpenter work and stock, 29 16 

Patrick Collins, laying wall, &c. 22 86 



|461 18 

* No. 6 Engine House was removed in order to widen Boston street at an 
expense of $89 82. 



Fountain Engine 
Protector " 

Torrent " 

Alert " 

Independence " 
Tiger 



30 

RECAPITULATION. 

No. 



Hook and Ladder Company, 

General Expenses of Fire Department, 



CR. 



$279 


64 


294 


80 


273 


51 


182 


95 


495 


64 


182 01 




22 


461 


18 



J,169 95 



By appropriation, $2,000 00 

By cash of Shelton & Chee ver, for old hose and brass 7 50 



Exceeds appropriation, 



$2,007 50 
162 45 

$2,169 95 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Ebenezer Eaton, for services as Selectman, 
Overseer of the Poor, and Surveyor of 
Highways, 
E. H. R. Ruggles, for services as Selectman, 
Overseer of the Poor, and Surveyor of 
Highways, 
Lewis F. Pierce, for services as Selectman, 
Overseer of the Poor, and Surveyor of 
Highways, 
Eben Tolman, for services as Clerk for Select- 
men, and preparing annual report, 
Eben Tolman, for services as Town Clerk, 
Oliver Hall, " " Treasurer, 

William Tolman, " " Collector, 

Oliver Hall, extra services as Assessor in 1859, 
William Tolman, ■" " " 

Robert Vose, '' " " 

S. H. Hebard, " " " 

N. W. Tileston, " " " 



$250 00 
250 00 
250 00 



250 00 


150 00 


200 00 


500 00 


22 00 


20 00 


22 00 


20 00 


20 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$1,954 00 



31 



Amount brought forward, 
Oliver Hall, for services as Assessor in 1860, 
Wm. Tolman, " " . " 

Robert Vose, " " " 

S. H. Hebard, " " " 

N. W. Tileston, " " " 

Oliver Hall, collecting and preparing statistics 

and valuation, 
Robert Vose, collecting and preparing statistics 

and valuation, 
S. H. Hebard, collecting and preparing statis- 
tics and valuation, 
N. W. Tileston, collecting and preparing sta- 
tistics and valuation, 
N. W. Tileston, copying valuation book for 
State Committee, 



Unexpended, 



By appropriation. 



CR. 



$1,954 00 
125 00 
125 00 
125 00 
125 00 
125 00 

50 00 

50 00 

50 00 

50 00 

10 00 

$2,789 00 
211 00 

$3,000 00 
$3,000 00 



CEMETERIES. 



NORTH CEMETERY. 

Paid Wm. Davenport for labor of himself and man, 
" for gravel, 

David Berey, silver plated harness, 
E. H. Brainard, hearse carriage, 
Thomas Wilkins, horse net, 
James Bryant, blind, 
O. Davenport, blacksmith work, 
Asa Davenport, repairing gate, 
C. H. Pierce, mason work, 
Edward Preston, brick, sand, and cement, 



, $123 00 


1 00 


40 00 


100 00 


5 00 


1 50 


92 


2 00 


23 50 


14 25 



$311 17 



32 

SOUTH CEMETERY. 

Paid Shadrach Jenkins, for labor, 
Henry Crane, iron work for hearse, 
John O. Donnell, gravel, 



Whole amount expended, 
unexpended, 



$n 


92 


3 38 


2 


00 


$77 


30 


388 


47 


11 


53 



$400 00 



CR. 



By appropriation, $400 00 



INSTALMENTS AND INTEREST ON NOTES. 

Paid Provident Institution for Savings in Boston, 

for instalments and interest, $6,350 00 

Dedham Savings Bank, for interest, 302 17 

Dorchester, " " " 300 00 

Dorchester Mutual Fire Ins. Co., for interest, 120 00 

R. G. Living, as Trustee, for interest, 120 00 

Robert Vose, " 120 00 

J. H. Burt & Co , " 180 00 

A. C. Talbot, " 60 00 

C. P. Ripley, " 29 25 

Second Parish, Dorchester, " 138 00 

Ebenezer Eaton, " 45 00 

Oliver Hall, balance on exchanging notes, 250 00 



^,014 42 



CR. 



By appropriation, $7,500 00 

exceeds appropriation, 514 42 

$8,014 42 



33 

INTEREST ON MONEY BORROWED IN ANTICI- 
PATION OF TAXES. 

Paid Blue Hill Bank, for interest, $608 50 

Mattapan, " " " 608 50 

Edward Jones, interest, 50 00 



$1,267 00 
Unexpended, 448 70 



1,715 70 



CR. 

By appropriation, $1,500 00 

cash received of William Tolman, for interest 

on taxes, 215 70 



$1,715 70 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Paid William Tolman, for abatement of taxes, $1,855 80 
Unexpended, 144 20 



$2,000 00 
CR. 



By appropriation, $2,000 00 



STATE AND COUNTY TAXES. 

Paid M. Tenney, Treasurer, for State Tax, $2,742 50 

C. C. Churchill, Treasurer, for County Tax, J 1,112 52 



$13,855 02 
Unexpended, 25 73 

$13,880 75 
CR. 

By appropriation for State Tax, $2,742 50 

" " County Tax, 11,112 52 

Town of Q,uincy, State and County Tax on 

the estates set off from Dorchester to Quincy, 25 73 

$13,880 75 



34 



NEW STREET FROM PORT NORFOLK TO 
COMMERCIAL STREET. 



Paid Richard Wall, in part for building road, 
Unexpended, 



|500 
3,000 



00 
00 





$3,500 00 


CR. 




By appropriation, 


$3,500 00 


WIDENING BOSTON STREET. 




Paid Cotinty Treasurer, for part of land damages, $750 00 


Richard Wall, labor of men and teams. 


541 72 


Ebeuezer Wales, " " " 


270 33 


Patrick Collins, stone work, 


28 00 


Luke CunifF, " . " 


10 50 


J. G. Allbright, repairing fence. 


3 19 


Catherine Clapp, gravel, 


152 60 




$1,756 34 


CR. 




By appropriation, 


$1,000 00 


cash of Dorchester Railway Company, 


500 00 


" George Richardson, 


50 00 




$1,550 00 


Exceeds appropriation, 


206 34 



$1,756 34 



WIDENING RIVER STREET. 

Paid Henry Fobes, for labor of men and teams, 
Richard Wall, " " " " 

C. & S. R. Sumner, " ' " " " 
G. H. Nott, '• " " " 

D. W. Phipps, labor. 



Unexpended, 
CR. 



By appropriation, 



$293 


12 


98 


12 


21 


25 


38 


15 


40 


00 


$490 


64 


9 


36 


$500 


00 


$500 00 



I 



35 

NEW STREET FROM HYDE PARK TO WEST 
ROXBURY. 

Paid Maurice Sheehan, in part for building road, $2,100 00 
E. C. Bailey, for advertising for proposals to 

build road, 3 50 



|2,103 50 



Unexpended, 


396 50 




$2,500 00 


OR. 




By appropriation, 


|2,500 00 



LIGHTING STREETS. 

Paid Dorchester Gas Company, for gas and 

lighting lamps, $560 67 
Dorchester Gas Co., new lamp-post at Port 

Norfolk, 14 35 

A. L. Ruggles, lighting lamp at Lower Mills, 8 00 

J. F. Bispham, lighting lamps, " " 16 00 

$599 02 
Unexpended, 98 

$600 00 
CR. 
By appropriation, $600 00 



LICENSE OF DOGS. 




Paid Eben Tolman, for licensing Dogs, 


$29 20 


J. G. Torrey, printing licenses, 
John E. Jones, killing dogs, 


3 50 

2 00 


W^m. G. Seavey, " 
Wilson Stanley, " " 
Seth Crane, " " 


2 00 
4 00 
1 00 



Amount carried forward, $41 70 



36 



Amount brought forward, 
W. Stanley, half of fines received of a person, 
for keeping dogs without license, 



Unexpended, 



CR. 



By cash, received of individuals for licenses, 

" " W. Stanley, for fines, 



$41 ro 

10 00 

$51 70 
300 30 

$352 00 



$332 00 

20 00 

f 352 00 



POLICE AND WATCH. 

Paid John Robie, for services as night watch, 
John E, Jones, " " " 

Wilson Stanley, " " " 

Wm. G. Seavey, " a u 

Seth Crane, " " " 

Thomas W. Capen, '• " " 

John Robie, for services as police, 
Wilson Stanley, 
Wm. G. Seavey, 
S. H. Hebard, 
Theodore Hersey, 
George Clapp, 
Sarell Gleason, 
Wilson Stanley, lantern and lamp, 



Unexpended, 



CR. 



$366 


00 


366 00 


366 00 


366 


00 


366 


00 


366 


00 


13 00 


26 00 


12 


50 


5 


00 


11 


00 


11 


00 


19 00 


1 


12 


|2,294 62 


105 


38 



By appropriation. 



$2,400 00 



$2,400 00 



37 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Paid John M. Newhall, for gravel land near Ash- 

mont street, |784 95 

Benjamin Clapp, for gravel land on Norfolk St., 518 82 

Richard Wall, removing gravel from A. H. Lot 
to Dorchester Av. between Field's Corner and 
Savin Hill Av., 1;068 35 

Richard Wall, removing gravel to Dorchester 

Av. south of Park street, 438 90 

Richard Wall, stone and building culverts on 

Avenue between Field's and Glover's Corner, 99 17 

Richard Wall, labor on Dorchester Av. south of 

South Cemetery, 360 00 

Richard Wall, labor on Dorchester Av. between 

Richmond and Washington sts., 309 20 

Campbell & Sheehan, blasting rocks on Dor- 
chester Av. between Richmond and Washing- 
ton streets. 265 00 

Hugh McGuire, blasting rocks corner of Adams 
street and Dorchester Av., 55 00 

Thomas Campbell, blasting rocks, corner of 

Adams st. and Dorchester Av., 57 16 

John Kendrick, damages to house and shop, 
blasting rocks corner of Adams st. and Dor- 
chester Av. 60 74 

Henry Fobes, labor of men and teams, corner 

of Adams st. and Dorchester Av., 311 00 

Fisk & Crane, labor of men and teams, corner 
of Adams st. and Dorchester Av., 

Maurice Shehan, covering stones, 

Hugh McGuire, blasting rocks on Dorchester 
Avenue, 

Hugh McBride, blasting rocks on Dorchester 
Avenue, 

D. Holoran, building culvert on Dorchester A v. 

D. Hurly, " " '' 

Gore, Rose & Co., building culvert on Dorches- 
ter Avenue, 

F. Campbell, labor on Dorchester Av., 

Asa Davenport, building fence and culverts on 
Dorchester A v. 

Amount carried forward, |4,635 87 



41 
49 


40 

83 


32 


46 


12 34 

8 75 

8 75 


12 
15 


00 
33 


126 


72 



38 



Amount brought forward, $< 

S, P, Loud, pickets for fence on Dorchester 

Av, 
Richard Wall, removing gravel from Popes hill 

and filling sides of Neponset Av. 
Richard Wall, removing gravel to widen Ne- 
ponset Avenue on the marshes north of the 
village. 
J. W. Porter, lumber for culvert on Neponset Av. 
E. A. Perkins, building culvert on " 

Asa Davenport, building fence on " 

Mr. Living, gravel to fill up side of street at Five 

Corners, 
W. R. Clark, widening East street, 
Richard Wall, carting stones to Park street, 
Florence McCarty, laying wall side of Park st, 
Asa Davenport, building fence " " 

" " side of Gibson St., 

" " " Commerc'lst., 

J. K. Stone, building wall on Commercial street, 
Patrick Dolan, labor on fence on Commercial st. 
Asa Davenport, labor on Tenean bridge, 
W. S. Cahoon, " " " 

D. W. Phipps, cutting down hill and blasting 

rocks on Fairmount Av. 

Thomas Campbell, stone and work at Hyde Park 
bridge, 

Maurice Sheehan, flagging stones on Adams st. 

P. Preston, laying drain on Adams st. 

Gore, Rose & Co., covering stones on Washing- 
ton street, 

Hugh McGuire, blasting roCks near watering 
place on Washington street, 

L. F. Pierce, labor of men on watering place, 

C. P. Tolman, labor, horse-post, and lead pipe at 
watering place. 

Granite Railway Co. for watering trough, 
" " for bridge stone, 

" " for boundary stone between 

Dorchester and Roxbury, 

C. R. & C. Mitchell, covering stones, 

E. H. R. Ruggles, lumber for street, 
Horace S. Shepard, lumber, 



,635 


87 


8 26 


366 52 


619 


15 


65 


61 


18 


76 


J 7 26 


2 


00 


100 00 


10 


62 


111 


62 


4 21 


16 


65 


25 


77 


26 25 


5 


00 


2 


78 


2 00 


47 00 


15 


00 


13 50 


25 


84 


31 


00 


60 00 


15 


39 


22 83 


21 


00 


16 00 


25 


31 


55 


33 


3 61 


27 


13 



Amount carried forward. 



$6,417 27 



39 

Amount brought forward, $6,417 27 

G. Raymond, chestnut posts, 8 74 

Pratt & Co., kimber and posts, 21 06 

W. Dolan, labor, 10 12 

L. Briggs, Jr., measuring gravel, 52 50 

Edw'd Bird, painting and lettering guide boards, 20 00 

G. G. Dennison, guide board, 2 00 

Alms-house establishment, painting " 2 00 
Ebenezer Eaton, expenses in case of I. P. White 

against the Town, 24 IS 
E. H. R. Ruggles, expenses in case of I. P. White 

against the Town, 75 00 
Isaac B. Martin, travel and attendance as a wit- 
ness, 13 00 
M. L. Gushing, expense procuring witness, 12 90 
John Robie, summoning witnesses and witnesses 

fees, 63 81 
Gore, Rose & Co., transporting witnesses to Ded- 

ham, and jury to Dorchester, sundry times, 76 00 
Wm. Tolman, expenses of Assessors to Dedham 

and Boston, case of taxation, 8 32 
John McGuire, injuries sustained on Dorchester 

Avenue, 28 00 

B. F. Brown, repairing broken chaise, 27 25 
Charles Regan, damages for wall falling upon 

his land, 15 00 

C. E. Stedman, vaccinating school children, 32 00 
Assessors, collecting census of children, 30 00 
Rob't Yose, copying return of stocks for Assessors, 20 00 

" postage for Assessors, 2 76 
Oliver Hall, expenses to Dedham and postage, 2 95 
" desk, 3 50 
J. G. Torrey, printing Annual Report, 181 86 
" " voting and jury lists, 93 71 
" •' warrants, order book, no- 
tices, &c. 65 40 
C. C. P. Moody, printing tax bills, 18 80 
David Clapp, " Assessors notices, 7 50 
A. R. Gay, book for town records and paper, 12 37 
Eben'r Clapp, books and stationery for Assessors, 41 52 
" General Statutes for Selectmen and 

Assessors, 6 74 

" Collector's book, 1 75 



Amount carried forward, 7,398 01 



2 63 


5 50 


4 00 


1 25 


50 


249 00 



40 

Amount brought forward, $7,398 01 

E. C. Bailey, printing for proposals to build road 

from Port Norfolk to Commercial street, 
H. O. Hildreth, printing location of railroad, 
Proprietors of Lyceum Hall, use of hall for Rail- 
road meeting, 
Enos Foord, recording deeds, 
Oliver Warner, copy of an Act of Legislature, 
Peter Blake, dinners and luncheons for assessors, 
'' "for town officers at town 

meetings, 34 50 

Peter Blake, notifying town officers, and attend- 
ing meetings, 9 75 
S. H. Hebard, notifying town officers and attend- 
ing meetings, 59 00 
J. Robie, attending town meeting, 4 50 
Wm. Davenport, ringing bell for town meetings, 2 25 
C. P. Tolman, u u a 25 
Eben Tolman, obtaining statistics of births, mar- 
riages and deaths, and recording the same, 71 50 
Eben Tolman, stationery, postage and express- 
age, 3 75 
Wm. Davenport, returning statistics of deaths to 

Clerk, 9 40 

E. C. Wilder, returning statistics of deaths to 

Clerk, 2 80 

E. A. Smith, returning statistics of deaths to 

to Clerk, ^ 4 10 

Wm. Manning, returning statistics of death to 

Clerk, 
Town of Milton, for taxes, 
Town of Quincy, for taxes for two years, 
Ebenezer Eaton, expense perambulating lines, 

" '* repairing halliards, 

Whiton, Browne & Wheelwright, manilla rope, 
C. P. Tolman, cleaning stove at Town Hall, 
Wm. G. Swan, cash paid for labor at Holbrook's 

fire, 
S. H. Hebard, food for lodgers in lock-up, 
T. W. Capen, care of Hall for Town meetings, 
" " for Assessors, 

" " for Selectmen and Col- 

lector, 

Amount carried forward, $' 



2 70 


4 05 


11 44 


1 48 


1 50 


8 35 


2 50 

5 25 I 


2 25 


17 00 


43 00 


1 50 


7,963 71 

' j 





41 

Amount brought forward, ^7,963 71 

Paid T. W. Capen, glazing at Town Hall, 60 

Alms-house establishment, expenses for dinners, 

for C. Commissioners and Selectmen, 20 82 

Alms-house establishment. Superintendent dis- 
tributing town warrants 30 00 
Alms-house establishment, labor of men and teams, 

carting lumber and building fence on streets, 103 00 



|8,118 13 
CR. 
By appropriation, ^6,000 00 

cash of City of Roxbury, for half of expenses of 

boundary stone, 12 65 

cash of Gore, Rose &Co. for blasting rocks on Av- 
enue south of Richmond st. 132 50 
cash of John A. Haven, for note and interest, 300 72 
cash of C. P. Tolman, rent of land, 8 00 



6,453 87 
Exceeds appropriation, 1,664 26 



DEBT OF THE TOWN. 



?,ns 13 



Treasurer's Note to Boston Saving's Bank, $20,000 00" 

" Dorchester " " 6,000 00 
" Dorchester Mutual Firelns. Co. 2,000 00 

" John H. Burt & Co. 3,000 00 

" Robert Vose, 2,000 00 

'' Second Parish, 3,600 00 

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

" Ebenezer Eaton, 1,500 00 

A. C. Talbot, 1,000 00 



GIBSON SCHOOL FUND. 

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

Theodore L. Howe's " " 



Amount carried forward, $1,486 87 

6 



$41,100 


00 


$503 


00 


428 


12 


342 


00 


213 


75 



42 

Amount brought forward, $1,486 87 

Geo. A. Houghton's note and mortgage, 474 01) 

Henry Jenkin's " " 464 31 

John Dol ail's " " 501 92 

John Keen's " " 604 88 

C. M. Vinson's " " 2,000 00 

Peter Blake's " " 1,000 00 

Gore, Rose & Co.'s " " 3,325 27 

United States Loan " " 3,000 00 



$12,857 25 



STOUGHTON SCHOOL FUND. 



23 shares. State Bank stock, par vahje, 
7 " Tremont Bank stock, par vahie, 100, 
4 " Bkie Hill Bank stock, par value, 100, 
4 " Western R. R. stock, par value, 100 

Donald Ferguson's note and mortgage, 



$1 


,380 


00 




700 


00 




400 


00 




400 00 




440 00 



$3,320 00 



POOR FUND. 
Donald Ferguson's ilote and mortgage^ $842 06 



AMOUNT DUE FOR TAXES. 

William Tolman, for Tax of 1859, $1,500 00 

" " " " " 1860, 20,000 00 



$21,500 00 
Notes to be paid from the Tax, (temporary loan,) 8,000 00 

$13,500 00 
Cash in the Treasury, February 1, 1861 j 4,667 41 

$18,167 41 



43 

TAXES. 

The amomit of Taxes, asssessed on the Real and Personal 
Estate of the Town of Dorchester, for the year I860, was 
as follows, viz : 

Number of Polls, 2,413, 

Value of Real Estate, $7,573,200 00 

" '' Personal Estate, 3,792,600 00 



$11,365,800 00 



State tax, |2,742 50 

County tax, 11,112 52 

Town tax, 69,325 08 



Total tax, $83,180 10 
Rate per $1,000 was |7 00 



STATISTICS OF THE TOWN OF DORCHESTER, 
AS TAKEN BY THE ASSESSORS, IN MAY, I860. 

Number of Dwelling Houses^^ 1,511 

" " Shops, Warehouses and Stores, 191 

" " Barns, & Stables, 661 

" " Factories, Mills and other buildings, 313 

" '•' Acres of land in the Town, 7,236 

'■'■ " Acres used for Roads and Courts, 470 

" " Horses, 1,001 

" " Oxen, 38 

" " Steers and Heifers, 43 

" " Cows, 502 

" " Swine six months old and upwards, 664 

* Number of houses, within the present limits of the Town in 1850, was 
nine hundred and seventy-eight. 

N. B. Number of inhabitants in the Town, according to the census taken in 
1860, was 9,769. 



44 

TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1860. 

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 Yose, 
Sylvester H. Hebard, and Nathaniel W. Tileston. 

Tow?i Clerk — Eben Tolman'. 

T^own Treasurer — Oliver Hall. 

Collector — William Tolman. 

R^reseiitatives — Henry L. Pierce and Samuel S. Drew. 



46 

Dr. OLIVER HALL, Town Treasurer^ in Account Current 

To balance in the Treasury, February 1, 1860, 
Cash received from Gibson School Fund. 
' '• " Stoughton " « 

" « " State « « 

" " " Ware Savings Bank, (H. Mun- 

roe's deposit,) 
" " " Sales of produce, and other arti- 

cles at Alms-house, 
** " " other towns, for board of pau- 

pers, 
" " " Interest on poor fund, 

" " « A Bowman, for board of E. 

Bronsdon, 
" " " highway department for gravel, 

dsc. 
" " " fire department for old hose and 

brass, 
" " " Quincy, State and County Tax 

of sundry persons, 
" " towards widening Boston st. 

" " " dog licenses and fines, 

" " " John A. Haven's note and in- 

terest, 
" " for incidental expenses, 

« '^ of Wm. Tolman, bal. of tax, 1858, 

" " " " int. on tax, « 

^' " " « on tax of 1859, 13,710 29 

« " « « int. on tax 1859, 170 00 

« " « " on tax of 1860, 63,180 10 

" " of Blue Hill Bank (temporary 

loan) 3,938 00 

'■ '* of Mattapan Bank, (temporaay 

loan) 3,938 00 

$94,213 96 



3,882 15 
774 82 
267 00 
350 55 


101 


44 


1,010 


80 


125 43 
46 26 


161 


65 


76 


67 


7 


50 


25 73 
550 00 
352 00 


300 
153 

1,046 
45 


72 
15 
00 
70 



47 
from February 1, 1860, to February 1, 1861, with the 







Town of Dorchester. 


Cr. 


By cash 


paid for Salaries of School Teachers, 


119,370 47 


* «( 


(( 


Fuel for schools, 


1,193 18 


i( 


(( 


Stationery for Teachers' desks, 


63 68 


C( 


(( 


Books for indigent scholars. 


63 83 


<( 


a 


Incidental expenses of schools, 


3,288 71 


C( 


a 


General school expenses, 


450 25 


(( 


ii 


Free evening school for adults, 


25 00 


(( 


u 


Support of poor in Alms-house, 


3,054 08 


(( 


li 


" " out of " 


1,296 60 


(( 


(C 


" " lunatics at Asylum, 


289 34 


(( 


(( 


Repairs of Highways, 


8,197 80 


(C 


(( 


Fire Department, 


2,169 95 


(( 


(( 


Town Officers, 


2,789 00 


<c 


u 


Cemeteries, 


388 47 


« 


(1 


Instalments and interest on notes, 


8,014 42 


.( 


(( 


Intesest on money borrowed in an- 






ticipation of taxes, 


1,267 00 


(( 


u 


Abatement of taxes. 


1,855 80 


(( 


(C 


State Tax, 


2,742 50 


u 


u 


County Tax, 


11,112 52 


(C 


(( 


New street from Port Norfolk to 






Commercial street, 


500 00 


(( 


u 


Widening Boston street. 


1,756 34 


(C 


u 


Widening River street. 


490 64 


(( 


li 


New street from Hyde Park to West 






Roxbury, 


2,103 50 


(.(. 


(C 


Lighting streets, 


599 02 


li 


(C 


Licensing and killing dogs, 


41 70 


u 


«( 


One half fines on dogs, 


10 00 


(( 


«( 


Police and Watch, 


2,294 62 


ii 


iC 


Incidental expenses, 


8,118 13 


a 


(( 


(Temporary loan) Blue Hill Bank, 


3,000 00 


ii. 


u 


" " Mattapan Bank, 


3,000 00 




$89,546 55 


Balance in the Treasury, 


4,667 41 



$94,213 96 
OLIVER HALL, Town Treasurer. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



The undersigned hereby certify, that we have examined the 
accounts of OLIVER HALL, Town Treasurer, and find the 
same correctfy 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 past financial year, the sum of ninety 
thousand three hundred and thirty-one dollars and eighty-one 
cents, which, with the balance on hand January 31st, 1860, of 
three thousand eight hundred and eighty-two dollars and fif- 
teen cents, makes a total receipt for the year ending January 31, 
1861, of ninety-four thousand two hundred and thirteen dol- 
lars and ninety-six cents ; and there has been paid from the 
Treasury, during the same period, the sum cf eighty-nine thou- 
sand five hundred and forty-six dollars and fifty-five cents ; leav- 
ing in the Treasury, January 31, 1861, the sum of four thousand 
six hundred and sixty-seven dollars and forty-one cents, as will 
appear in the foregoing account. 

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

CHARLES A. WOOD, ) 

Dorchester, Feb. 1, 1861. 



49 
FIRE DEPARTMENT 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER TO THE 
SELECTMEN OF DORCHESTER. 

GENTLEiiEN" : — I herewith present the Twelfth Annual Re- 
port of the condition of the Fire Department of this Town, 
with a list of the fires, alarms, loss and insurance for the year 
ending with January 31, 1861. Also, the amount of expendi- 
tures 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. 

ALFRED CLAPP, \ 

GEORGE L. FISHER, / 

EDMUND C. ^WJ^K^S Assistant Engineers 

HENRY FORBES, ( 

ANDREW COLLINS, ) 

Under the charge of the Board of Engineers, belonging to 
the Town, are six Engines and one Hook and Ladder Carriage^ 
viz. : — 

FOUNTAIN ENGINE, No. 1, under the care of six per- 
sons, of whom Mr. Charles F. Hall is steward. 

PROTECTOR, No, 2, in the care of Edmund C. Fruean, 
steward. 

TORRENT, No. 3, in the care of Henry Forbes, steward. 

ALERT, No. 4, in the care of a volunteer company, (six 
persons of whom are paid,) of which comj^any Mr. Peter Cook 
is steward. 

INDEPENDENCE, No. 5, in the care of a volunteer com- 
pany, (six persons of whom are paid,) of which company Mr. 
George Long is steward. 

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

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

There has been ten fires and alarms the past year, seven ol 
which were in this town. 
7 



50 

The amount expended under the direction of the Board of 
Engineers, for repairs, &c. has been |1,170 30. 

Total expenditures on account of the Fire Department the 
past year, |2,169 95. 

A table of the Fires and Alarms, from February 1, 1860, to 
February 1, 1861, is annexed. 

ResjDectfully, yours, 
SYLVESTER H. HEBARD, Chief Engineer. 
Dorchester, February 1, 1861. 



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52 



VITAL STATISTICS FOR 1860. 



[ BIRTHS REGISTERED DURING THE YEAR. 
Males 152. Females 139. Whole number 291. 
01 these there were three pairs of twins. 

NATIVITY OF PARENTS. 

Futhers. Mothers 

Dorchester, 19 15 

United States, 103 116 

British Provinces, 9 9 

England, 13 11 

Scotland, 5 6 

Ireland, 126 125 

France, 2 

Germany, * . . . . 11 6 

Portugal, 1 

Norway, 1 

Not stated, 2 2 

291 291 



53 



INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGES— 1860. 



MALES. 


BIETHPLACE OF FEMALES. 


Birthplace. 


Total. 


Dorch- 
ester 


Uuited British 
States Frov. 


Ireland. 


Scotland 


Engl'd 


Germany 


Dorchester 


12 


3 


9 












U. States 


35 


10 


20 


3 


1 




1 




British Pr. 


3 




1 


2 










Ireland 


40 




1 


2 


37 








England 
Scotland 


2 
2 








1 


1 


2 




Germany- 


8 




' 




1 






2 


Total males 


97 


13 


31 


7 


40 


1 


3 


2 



MARRIAGES— 1860. 



MALES. 


BIRTHPLACE OE FEMALES. 


Birthplace. 


Total. 


Dorch 
ester 


United 
States 


British 
Prov 


Ireland. 


Scotland 


Eagl'd 


Germany 


Dorchester 


11 


8 


7 




1 








U. States 


43 


9 


27 


5 






2 




British Pro. 
England 


8 

2 




2 


1 






2 




Scotland 


3 




1 




1 


1 






Ireland 


2 








2 








Germany 


2 








1 






1 




66 


12 


37 


6 


5 


1 


4 


1 



DEATHS REGISTERED IN 1860. 

Whole No. Deaths, 144 Males 67 Females, 77 

(Stillborn, 6.) 



Date 






AGE 








of 


NAMES. 






Place of Birth. 


Disease or 


Death 




S 


§ 


1 




cause of Death. 






fS 


S 






Jan. i 


James Yonng 


"26" 


io" 




Milton 


Consumption 


3 


Charles A Holbrook 


60 






Boston 


Dyspepsia 


6 


Nathaniel Clark 


68 


6 




" 


Disease of Heart 


7 


Lombard 








Dorchester 


StUl Born 


8 


William McGill 


62 






Scotland 




8 


Anna M. Jlarshall 


2 


6 




Dorchester 


Croup 


9 


Ann Farley 


48 






Ireland 


Consumption 


9 


George H. Nason 


87 


3 




York, Maine 


Old Age 


10 


Daniel Donahoe 


12 






Ireland 


Disease of Heart 


15 


Mary Tolman 


78 


2 




Dorchester 


Pleurisy & Lung Fever 


16 


Gramer 








" 


Still Born 


18 


John Lfonard, 






1 


(' 


Infantile 


24 


George L B . Ilaymond 


26 


7 


4 


Plymouth 


Consumption 


24 


Abby A. L Elms 


51 


1 


9 


Boston 


" 


25 


Kebecca Stone 


58 


9 




Athol 


Small Pox 


27 


Stephen A. Swan 


20 


1 


29 


Charlestown 


Consumption 


SO 


Emily A. Sutton 


17 


9 




Philadelphia, Pa. 


" 


Feb. 2 


Mary Ann Collins 






1 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


7 


Cunningham 








'• 


Still Born 


8 


Ellen Cunningham 








Ireland 


Child Birth 


8 


Carrie S. Sampson 




7 


27 


Dorchester 


Membrane Croup 


9 


Pachard M. Jones 


37 






Old Town, Maine 


Consumption 


10 


Clarissa Gardner 


75 


5 


18 


Milton 


Disease of Lungs 


21 


Agnes Holleran 


4 






Dorchester 


Convulsions 


22 


Nicholas Angell 


76 


1 


12 


Providence, R. I. 


Paraly.sis 


22 


Charles E. WiUiams 


2 


1 


1 


Boston 


Scarlet Fever 


24 


Anna M. Geiger 




7 


22 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


29 


George H. Clark 


2 




8 


Wilton, N. H. 


Scarlet Fever 


29 


William Clapp 


80 


11 


29 


Dorchester 


Old Age 


March 3 


Hannah Bussey 


68 






u 


Lung Fever 


6 


Ebenezer Clapp 


88 


6 


10 


(E 


Old Age 


6 


Maria L. Williams 


26 


1 


13 


Hingham 


Consumption 


9 


Ephraim Atldns 


79 


9 




Truro 


Old Age 


9 


Nellie J. Bowman 




3 


1 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


11 


Ella F. Bowman 




3 


3 


" 


" 


12 


Mary Jane McCarty 
Michael Gough 


26 




1 


Boston 


Child Birth 


19 


JPierce 






1 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


22 


Abby M. YendaU 


29 




19 


Boston 


Consumption 


25 


John H. Robinson Jr. 


19 


3 


6 


Dorchester 


" 


25 


Hannah L. Humphrey 


3 


5 


15 


u 


Scarier, Fever 


28 


Mary B. Churchill 


42 


9 


7 


<( 


Pleurisy Fever 


28 


James Clapp 


70 






i( 


Chronic Rheumatism 


April 8 


Jennie Moseley 


7 


7 


21 


<< 


Scarlet Fever 


8 


Mary Osgood 


80 


2 


12 


Boston 


Old Age 


10 


Philenda II. Howe 


58 


8 


2 


Dorchester 


Disease of Heart 


10 


Mary A. Kelly 






16 


" 


Convulsions 


11 


Amanda P. Ropes 


44 


4 


12 


Leominster 


Suicide by Drowning 


11 


Benjamin V. French 


68 


8 


13 


Braintree 


Ossification of Heart 


13 


Ruth H. Washburn 




9 


21 


Boston 


Cholera Infantum 


17 


Lizzie M. Vose 


6 




18 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


18 


Elizabeth Smith 


17 


9 


18 


Ireland 


Peritonitis 


19 


Sarah H. Waldron 


22 


11 






Scrofula 


20 


Mary Hennessy 








Dorchester 


Convulsions 


22 


Abigail B. Fowler 


46 


5 


8 


" 


Consumption 


23 


Sarah E Clark 




1 


19 


" 


InfantUe 


25 


George H. Humphrey 


1 




1 


" 


Scarlet Fever 


27 


Emily A. Collins 


20 


3 




" 


Consumption 


27 


David E. Coleman 


21 


1 


15 


Scituate 


Perpura 


May 4 


Annie A. Eoster 




7 


26 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


^ 11 


Rebecca W. Whorf 


1 


1 


24 


'' 


Consumption 


11 


Enoch C. Wilder 


47 


9 


11 


Boston 


Unknown 


13 


Mary Timulty 




3 


12 


Dorchester 


Dysentery 


15 


Daniel B. Badger 


61 


10 


17 


Boston 


Cholera Morbus 


20 


William Pope 


85 


6 


8 


Stoughton 


Old Age 


20 


John Roach 






2 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


23 


Dennis Crowley 


22 






Ireland 


Accidental Drowning 


25 


Lucy E. Lindsley 


17 


2 


16 


Boston 


Varioloid 


28 


Charlotte M. Johnson 


19 


7 




" 


Consumption 


June 2 


Frederic H. Hall 




i 


28 


Dorchester 


Disease of Bowels 


8 


Alfarata E. Packard 






13 


" 


Canker 


11 


Frank A. Far well 


7 


3 


10 


Roxbury 


Consumption 


14 


Adelaide L. Campbell 


1 


8 


4 


Dorchester 


Dropsy in the Head 


16 


Betsey T. Wight 


59 


1 


14 


Chatham 


Malignant Tumor 


19 


Henry F. Darling 


32 


10 


2 


Lynden, Vermont 


Accident on Raihoad 


24 


Enoch Baldwin 


73 




23 


Newton 


Congestion of Brain 



55 



Date 






AGE. 






of 
Death. 


NAIVTRR. 






Place of Birth. 


Diseases or 
cause of Death. 


m 





>, 






iS 


g 


P 






July" "2 


Jeremiah Mahoney 


'27' 






Ireland 


Accidental Drowning 


3 


John Boyle 


3 


4 


14 


South Boston 


Burn 


6 


Catherine Gorman 


72 


2 




Ireland 


Old Age 


10 


Catherine 'Riley 


1 


4 




Dorchester 


Inflamation of Bowels 


11 


IMichaelO'Eiley 


29 






Ireland 


Accidental 


13 


Hannah B. Henley 


37 


2 




Dorchester 


Disease of Heart 


14 


John Carney 


4 


5 




a 


Bilious Fever 


14 


Lizzie F. Tuttle 




10 


8 


Lynn 


Erysepilas 


15 


Elizabeth Hood 


73 


6 




Boston 


Apoplexy 


22 


Sarah J. Stone' 




11 


17 


Dorchester 


Dysentery 


25 


Eliza S. Coloord 


54 






Newburyport 


Bronchial Consumption 


28 


Anna T. Ruggles 


1 


2 


16 


Dorchester 


Teething 


30 




2 


1 


30 


Boston 


Congestion of Brain 


Aug. 1 


Sally A. Blaney 


73 


11 


12 


" 


Paralysis 


2 


Annie A. Baker 




3 


9 


Dorchester 


Infantilfi 


4 


Abby Sawyer 


63 


7 


16 


Westbrook, Maine 


Consumption 


5 


William H. Lovejoy 


21 


5 


15 


Sal«m 


Typhoid Fever 


5 


John J. Costain 


1 


6 




Dorchester 


Water on Brain 


7 


Susan A. Euggles 


33 


7 


15 


Needliam 


Consumption 


10 


William Bowman 


72 


7 


11 


Milton 


Disease of Kidneys 


10 


Anna Clary 


1 


1 


7 


Quincy 


Dysentery 


11 


Robert H. Jordan 


7 


10 


27 


West Roxbury 


Scarlet Fever 


14 


Cora B. Moseley 




1 


8 


Boston 


Infantile 


17 


Mary Eaton 


79 


5 




Amherst, N. H. 


Old Age 


19 


Charles F. Weis 




8 


11 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


22 


William 0. Spear 


17 


4 




u 


Typhus Fever 


27 


Herbert H. Tileston 




10 


29 


" 


Convulsions 


28 


Infant 










Drowned 


Sept. 2 


Williiam Hamnaond 


67 






Waltham 


General Debility 


4 


George J. Porter 


10 


1 


11 


Randolph 


Consumption 


8 


Eowena I. Fisher 


2 




7 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


10 


George C. Tileston 


1 


6 


1 


u 


(< (i 


14 


Willie S. Temple 


1 


7 


16 


Worcester 


(i a 


18 


WiUiam S. Ruggles 


1 


2 


8 


West Rosbury 


Disease of Bowels 


20 


Frank P. Ordway 




4 




Dorchester 


Infantile 


21 


Betsy W. Leavitt 


49 


4 




Pembroke 


Consumption of Blood 


23 


George F. Dorr 


2 




13 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


27 


Stickney 








" 


Infantile 


26 


Mary Wilson 


33 


4 




Ireland 


Consumption 


27 


Elizabeth Richards 


91 


9 




West Dedham 


Paralysis 


Oct. 7 


John Howe 


41 


5 




Dorchester 


St. Vitus Dance 


10 


Perry 








" 


Still Born 


10 


Perry 








" 


Still Born 


10 


Bridget Mulheam 




1 




'• 


Infantile 


11 


Harry B. Peabody 






1 


" 


u 


16 


Elizabeth Plunkefc 


2 






'■ 


Fits 


17 


Robert Black 


17 


5 


12 


" 


Consumption 


21 


John D. Morrison 


7 


8 


14 


Prince Edwards Is. 


Diptheria 


21 


Julia C. Bradford 


2 


1 


12 


Dorchester 


Convulsions 


25 


John C. Adams 


47 


10 




Medway 


Wn'd from Grizzly Bear 


28 


Mary W. Gushing 


80 




2 


Boston 


S/iiile Gangreene 
Jlalignant Pustule 


29 


Catherine FarreU 


52 


5 


29 


Ireland 


Nov. 1 


Mary Story 


40 






" 


Consumption 


1 


John Jones 


82 


6 


10 


Wales 


Old Age 


5 


Eleanor Bird 


71 






Medfield 


Burnt clothes caug't fire 


9 


John C. Brown 


78 


11 




Boston 


Erysepilas 


11 


Augusta Thompson 


30 




26 


Dedham 


Consumption 


12 


Isabella Ward 


67 


11 


7 


New Braintree 


Dropsy 


23 


Elizabeth Bronsdon 


57 


5 


8 


Milton 


Apoplexy — Insanity 


30 


Isaac H. Atwood 


5 


2 




ThomastoD, Maine 


Dysentery 


Dec. 1 


Nathaniel H. Snow 


32 


8 


16 


Truro 


Consumption 


7 


Hannah D. Bird 


23 


7 


17 


'' 


" 


14 


Sarah Ford 


76 


2 


20 


Dorchester 


Old Age 


15 


Josiah Leeds 


23 


6 




" 


Diptheria 


15 


Nancy Child 


76 


3 


8 


f: 


Old Age 


20 


William Gough 




6 




" 


Inflamation of Brain 


21 


Charles E. Dennett 




1 


14 


" 


Infantile 


24 


Daniel Davenport 


87 


6 


19 


" 


Old Age 


26 


Elizabeth Ross 


81 


9 


14 


Portsmouth, N. H. 


a u 


27 


Hanora Barden 


84 






Ireland 


Child Birth 


27 


Barden 








Dorchester 


StiU Born 


28 


Catherine Dillon 


30 






" 


Consumption 


29 


Rosanna Downey 


2 






" 


Brain Fever 


29 


William W. Doane 


27 


11 


28 


Eastham 


Consumption 



56 



THEIR DISEASES WERE. 



Accidental, 2 Disease of the Kidney, . 1 

Apoplex)', ., ....2 " " Lungs,. ..1 

Burn, 2 Dropsy, 2 

Canker, 1 Drowned, 3 

Childbirth, 3 Dysentery 4 

Cholera Infantum, S'Djspepsia, 1 

Cholera Morbus, rErysepilas 2 

Chronic Rheumatism,. . 1 Fever, Bilious 1 



Congestion ofBrain, .... 1 

Consumption, 28 

Convulsions, « .... 5 

Croup, 2 

Diptheria, 2 

Disease of the Brain,. . .3 Fits,. 



Brain 

Lung 1 

Pleurisy 2 

Scarlet 7 

Typhoid 2 

1 



Bowels, .SjGeneral Debility 1 

Heart,.. .5 Infantile, 14 



I Malignant Tumor, 2 

Old Age, 13 

Paralysis, 3 

Peritonitis, 1 

I'erpura, 6 

Scrofula, 

Sinile Gangrene, 

St, Vitus Dance, 

Small Pox 

Suicide by drowning, . 

Varioloid,. 

Wound from a bear, . . 

Teething, 

Not stated,.. 3 

144 



THE AGES OF THE DECEASED WERE: 



Under 1 year, 

1 to 2 years 

2 to 5 " 
5 to 10 " 

10 to 15 " 
15 to 20 " 



20 to 30 years,. .16 



30 to 40 

40 to 50 

50 to 60 

60 to 70 

70 to 80 



80 to 90 years 9 

90 to 100 " 1 

Not stated, 3 

144 



THE DEATHS WERE IN THE MONTH OF 



January 15 
February 1 1 
March 14 



April 

May 
June 



16 
10 

7 



July 13 

August 15 

September 12 



October 10 
November 8 
December 13 



144 



THE PLACES OF THEIR NATIVITY WERE: 



Dorchester 61 

Other Towns in the United States. ..64 

British Provinces 1 

Scotland 1 

Ireland 13 



Wales 1 

Unknown 3 



144 



THE 



TWENTY- FOURTH 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OP THE 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER, 



WITH 



REPORTS OF THE SELECTMEN, AMTORS, 



AND 



C|M (f itgimer of % Jfiit ^epitment 



POE THE 



YEAK ENDING JANUARY 3lst, 1862. 



BOSTON: 

JOSEPH G. TORREY, PRINTER, 32 CONGRESS STREET. 
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