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THE 

T^V^ENTY-FIFTH 

AN^I^UAL EEPORT 

01" THE 





OF THE 



TOWN or DORCHESTER, 



WITH 



REPORTS OF THE SELECTMEN, AUDITORS, 



AND 



®Wef ^ugtwe^v d the Jto gejmrtmettt, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31st, 1863 




B O S T ON = 

JOSEPH G. TORREY, PRINTER, 32 CONGRESS STREET. 

18 6 3. 




THE 



T-WEISTTY-FIFTH 

AlSri^UAL EEPOET 



OF THE 




)itii 



OF THE 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER, 



WITH 



EEPORTS OF THE SELECTMEN, AUDITOES. 



AND 



€)hkf ^^npnm $t tlu ^iit §,ejiartm^wt 



FOE THE 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31st, 1863 



BOSTON: 

JOSEPH G. TORREY, PRINTER, 32 CONGRESS STREET. 

18 6 3. 



SELECTMEN'S REPORT. 



To THE Citizens of Dorchester: 

Time, with its unerriiig precision, has reminded us 
that the financial year of this town, endmg January 
31st, 1863, has closed. 

We, therefore, agreeably to custom, respectfully 
submit to you the following report with a schedule 
annexed, v/hich gives in detail the amount of expen- 
ditures in each department, and also the financial con- 
dition of the town. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Selectmen, on the 20th day of February, 1852, 
set off to the town, for the piu'pose of enlarging the 
Norfolk School House Lot, a piece of land belong- 
mg to the heirs of the late Henry Cox, contaming 
5,950 feet, and awarded to said heirs ^100; but as no 
one was qualified to give a good title to the land, the 
money was not paid, except the mterest, to which the 
widow was entitled, as income from the land. We 
have now ob tamed a good and valid deed of said land, 
by pa}dng ^122.16. 

Adams and Stoughtox School Buildings. 

At the time our last year's account was made out, 
there were several bills that had not been presented 
for payment. 

The Building Committee have paid bills for the 
Adams School House to the amount of ^1,024, which, 
added to ^16,080.98, the amount paid last year makes 
the whole cost of land and building to be ^17,104 98. 

They have also paid for the building now called the 
Stoughton School House, i^42.75, which, added to 
$2,853.21, the amount paid last year makes the cost 
of land, removmg and repahing the building, to be 
$2,895.96. 



The whole amount expended for the two buildings 
and land, is ^20,000.94, bemg 94 cents more than 
was appropriated for said purpose in 1861. 

POOE IN THE ALMSHOUSE. 

The Almshouse has contmued under the manage- 
ment of the veteran Superintendent, assisted by a 
Matron. The same good order and general neatness 
pervades the establishment as heretofore. The m- 
mates seem quite contented and satisfied with then* 
home ; and although many of them are mvalids, there 
has been but very little sickness of so serious a na- 
ture as to requh*e the attendance of a physician. 

There has been expended on account of the Alms- 
house and farm, ^2,277.58 ; and there has been re- 
ceived from the sale of ha}^, pears, &c., ^628.46, and, 
if we deduct the amount of labor done on the high- 
ways, by men and horses, from the Almshouse, the 
actual cost of supporting this department has been 
§1,287.22. 

POOR OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Many families have been furnished with wood, 
coal and groceries, and in some cases with money, 
amountmg in all to § 1 , 6 8 3 . 9 5 . There has been re ceived 
from the State and other towns, and from the mterest 
on the Poor Fund, §'268.15, leaving the amount of 
expense to the toTvai to be §1,415,80. 

We have endeavored to receive all applicants for aid 
in a friendly manner, as we are well aware that to apply 
for public charity by the deservmg poor, is not to 
them, a pleasant task. 

There are others who are ever on the watch for an 
opportunity to present their claims in the most skilful 
manner, eYen when then homes are well supplied with 
provisions, and they have money deposited in a Sav- 
ings Bank. 

It has been our settled policy to provide for all the 



poor in tliis town, who could not provide for them- 
selves, and if there have been cases of suiFering from 
cold and hunger, theh chcumstances have not been 
made known to us. 

HIGHWAYS. 

The appropriation last spring, for the repah- of 
highways was small, considering the number of miles 
to be repaired. It was therefore necessary to decide, 
not how much repahs will be beneficial, but how can 
they be kept m a good condition and not exceed the 
amount appropriated. 

There has been considerable expended in repairing 
the Dorchester and Neponset Avenues, partly from the 
highway and partly from the incidental appropriation. 

The road from Mill to Commercial Street settled, 
and the high tides in the spring mjured it to some ex- 
tent, which we have repaired ; the expense is mclud- 
ed in the amount paid for repair of highways. 

The road from Commercial Street to Port Norfolk 
having also settled, we have had it partly filled up, at 
an expense of ^200. It will need about ^850 to com- 
plete the filling, and thereby prevent the sea from 
washing over it. 

The Quincy Kaihoad Company, on the sixth day 
of April last, accepted the location for their road in 
Dorchester, from Neponset Bridge over the easterly 
side of Neponset Avenue and Adams Street to Field's 
Corner, there connecting with the Dorchester Avenue 
E-ailroad. 

The travelled part of the Avenue, between the 
village and bridge, was too narrow, and hiconvenient 
for the public travel in connection with the Horse 
Kailroad. It was therefore decided to widen it to the 
whole width of the Avenue (64 feet) ; the abutters 
have removed back theh buildings, the railroad com- 
pany have filled a part of the road, and the Town the 
remainder, at a cost of ^1,632.41. We have also 
paid ^123.20 for carting gravel from the Town's gravel 
]3it, to raise the hollow north of Neponset village. 



6 

Although the owners of the buildings, the railroad 
company, and the town have been at considerable ex- 
pense, yet we believe it is a permanent improvement 
which was much needed, and that it will be a benefit 
to the abutters, as well as to the travelluig public. 

LIGHTING STEEETS. 

The town is now paying for the lighting of 72 
lamps ; 67 are lighted with gas, at the rate of ^20 
per year, and five with kerosene, at ^16 per year. 

This expense is now regarded more favorably than 
at its introduction into the town, as the safety and 
convenience of the citizens is thereby promoted. 

FIEE DEPAETMENT. 

In consequence of the travelled part of the Nepon- 
set Avenue having been widened it became neces- 
sary to remove the Engine House at Neponset. Some 
difficulty was found in obtaining a piece of land that 
would be satisfactory to the difierent portions of the 
neighborhood. A lot of land nearly opposite the 
Washington School House, contaming fourteen hun- 
dred and seventy-six feet was offered us, for ^140 
which we purchased, and removed the Engine house 
upon it. 

The Engineers of the Eire Department have since 
caused an addition to be built to said house. 

The whole expense for land, removmg, repairing 
and building the addition was ^383.54. 

The Engineers have also made an addition to En- 
gine House No. 1, at the Lower Mills, for the accom- 
modation of the Hook and Ladder Company at an ex- 
pense of ^111.51. 

We rely on the efficiency of the Eire Department 
to render us all the assistance in their power in case 
our buildings should be enveloped in flames, but are 
happy to state that we have not been obliged to call 
for their services, but a very few times during the 
vear. 



POLICE AND WATCH. 

The To^^Ti at their April meeting did not make suf- 
ficient appropriation to continue the services of the 
watch. Thek pay ceased the tenth of April 1862. 
It has been foimd necessary to employ police officers 
a few times during the year, to prevent disturbance 
and crime. 

PLEURO PNEUMONIA. 

A disease among cattle resembling Pleuro Pneumo- 
nia made its appearance in this town during the past 
year. By order of the "Commissioners on contagious 
diseases" five animals were killed. The State paid 
four-fifths of the appraised value, and the To^vn one- 
fifth, amountmg to ^29 60. 

STATE AID. 

Chap. 222, Acts of 1861, authorizes cities and 
to^vns, under certain conditions, to aid families of vol- 
unteers who were in part or wholly dependent upon 
the volmiteer before his entering the service. This 
provision has been a source of great comfort to many 
families. 

The whole amount of State aid paid up to Decem- 
ber 31st., 1861, was P,895, of which $'2,788.29 was 
reimbursed by the State. The difference is accoimted 
for from the fact that we paid the families from the 
time the volunteers were sworn into the service, and 
the State pay commenced when they were mustered 
into the regiment. 

The am^ount of our account rendered to the State 
Auditor for the year ending December 31st 1862, was 
$14,165. 

Most of this sum (if not the whole,) will be reim- 
bursed when the town pays the next State tax. 

The whole number of families who have received 
the aid thus far has been 273. We are now paymg 
them about 2,000 per month. 



8 

VOLUNTEERS. 

Prior to the first of last December, four hundred 
and nmety-five men from this town had enhsted in the 
three years regiments, and one hundred and eighty- 
three men m the nine months regiments, ten of whom 
went as part of the quota of other places ; and thirty- 
four men have gone in the Navy. 

There has been paid by the town for bounties, extra 
wages, and incidental expenses attendmg the recruit- 
ing service, ^34,311.02 this year, which, added to the 
sum paid last year, makes ^43,704.52. 

The Citizens Committee have paid for the same 
purpose ^12,448.82 

There has been a great amount of time spent and 
money contributed by private individuals which we 
have no means of computmg ; the ladies have been 
untmng in their exertions to provide extra clothing, 
and readmg for the soldiers in camp, and many com 
forts for the relief of the sufferers m the hospitals. 

The town at their last April meeting did not make 
as large an appropriation for the pay of Town Oificers 
as in former years, and as most of the salaries appear 
the same as last year, some explanation seems to be 
necessary. The accounts for the financial year em- 
braces all bills paid from February 1st, to February 1st. 
The Town Officers are chosen in March, and are not 
paid for the year until the term expu^es, and the salary 
for last year's services appears in this year's account. 

The Engineers of the Fire Department are chosen 
from the fn'st of May of each year. Their bill is for 
the year ending April 30th, 1862. 

The School Committee voted some years since that 
the school year for the teachers salaries should com- 
mence the first of September, consequently they were 
paid for three quarters before the first of September 
at the former rate, and one quarter since that time at 

a reduced salarv. 

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



s. 



SCHOOLS. 



High School — Gibson Street. 

Paid Jonathan Kimball, for teaching, $1,425 00 

Mary W. Hall, '' 487 50 

Caroline E. Raymond, " 487 50 

J. Kimball, for books for Library, 1 70 

" " '' " and stationery for desk, 5 81 

" " " " for indigent pupils, 7 79 

" " " chemicals, 2 28 

'■'■ " " Cash paid for cleaning, 2 00 

I. Gnardenier, books, 7 12 

Ebenezer Clapp, crayons and ink, 4 98 

David Clapp, cards for record of attendence, 2 25 

I. S. Smith, man taking care of house, 36 75 

" " " preparing wood, 4 00 

" " " removing ashes from cellar, 1 25 

Thomas Flynn, care of house, 9 09 

' E. Y. Munroe, " " " 25 00 

" " lightning rod irons and scrapers, 2 00 

" " charcoal, 1 13 

John Mears, jr., brush, 1 00 

Isaac Field, brushes, brooms and shovel, • 6 19 

J. P. Tolman, dusters, mat, water pot and lantern, 6 86 

Harvey Howe, glazing and repairs, 5 50 

Ann Boyle, cleaning house, 4 70 

Thomas Boyle, trimming trees, and clearing yard, 1 00 

N. H. Bird, labor, 2 50 

Lewis Eddy, shavings, ' 2 00 

J. P. Tolman, furnace and setting, 160 00 

" " furnace work, 11 99 

Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal, 91 62 

^2,806 42 



10 

Everett ScHooii — Sumner Street. 

Paid Henry C. Rolfe, for teaching, |950 00 

Anna E. Jones, " 318 75 

M A. Gleason, " 318 75 

E.-M. Proiity, " 318 75 

M. H. B. Wate, " 145 00 

O. L. Fernald, " 167 50 

M. W. Brooks, " 64 78 

S. F. Holbrook, " 6 25 

W. C. Withington, making fires, 65 25 

M. H. Hook, sweeping and cleaning, 65 00 
J. H. Upham & Co. books, for desk, ink and crayons, 3 51 

" " " " indigent pupils, 3 14 

" " duster and brush, 1 61 

W. G. Shattuck, desks, 89 00 
William Gallagher & Co., furnace work and stock, 12 75 

J. Davis, mason work and stock, 8 82 

William Curtis, Carpenter work and stock, 14 85 
Patrick Brannon, cleaning cellar & preparing wood, 2 50 

Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal, 122 50 



$2,678 71 



Mather School — Meeting House Hill. 




Paid L, C. Grosvenor, for teaching, 


f 750 00 


E. Frank Wood, " 


200 00 


M. L. Kinne, 


318 75 


E. S. Jones, 


318 75 


A. M. Marion, 


243 ^5 


E. H. Crehore, " 


318 75 


L. C. Prouty, 


318 75 


M. A. Robinson, " " 


75 00 


L. C. Grosvenor, ink. 


80 


•' " books for indigent pupils, 


61 


E. F. Wood, " " 


80 


" " " " desk. 


85 


E. H. Crehore, books for indigent pupils, 


4 13 


A. M. Marion, " " 


25 


Wilson Stanley, " " . " 


8 75 


J. H. Upham & Co., books for desk, and ink. 


1 89 


" " " " " indigent pupils. 


3 42 


" " " thermometers, dusters, brushes, 


&c.. 


17 33 



Amount carried forward, ^2,582 58 



11 

Amount brought forward, $2,582 58 
Ebenezer Clapp, books. 1 25 
L. B. & O. E. Weston,' printing, 4 00 
B. C. Bird, care of house, 160 00 
Mrs. Hubener, cleaning, 4 00 
Isaac Field, brooms and duster, 1 66 
Robert Glover, labor and stock on blackboards, 10 00 
Oliver Hall, repairing table and making blocks, 2 00 
B. C. Bird, repairing and sinking water pipe, 9 00 
Clogston &< Parker, repairs on heating apparatus, 56 23 
Campbell, Whittier & Co., new radiators, 178 00 
" '' " repairs on heating appar- 
atus, 22 19 
Jones & Hinkley, repairs on heating apparatus, 2 75 
J. W. Howe, glazing, 2 01 
N. H. Bird, repairs, 1 50 

A. H. Glover, carpenter work and stock, 24 98 

B. C. Bird, " " " painting, 7 50 
William Curtis, repairs, 1 00 
Wilson Stanley, services as truant officer, 15 00 
Burroughs &, Putnam, wood and coal, 159 13 



,244 78 



Adams School — Adorns ^reet 

Paid Leverett M. Chase, for teaching, 
Ann Tolmau, " " 

K. A. Prouty, " " 

M. C. Weymouth, " " 
A. M. Gilbert, " " 

M. A. Emery, " " 

L. M. Chase, stationery for desk, 

" " books for indigent pupils, 

" " key, 

Ann Tolman, books for desk, 

" " " " indigent pupils, 

R. A. Prouty, " •' " 

'' " " " desk, 

M. C. Weymouth, books for indigent pupils, 
M: a. Emery, " " 

" " " " desk 

" " towels and comb, 

Amount carried forward $2,550 53 



$950 


00 


318 


75 


318 


75 


318 


75 


318 


75 


311 


65 


1 


01 


4 39 




17 




86 




82 




92 


2 06 


1 


86 




52 




37 




20 



|2, 


549 83 




63 




60 




33 




1 25 




S 45 




1 22 




2 76 




95 62 




25 00 



12 

Amount brought forward, 
A. M. Gilbert, books for desk, 

" " " " indigent pupils, 

" " towels and comb, 

J. H. Upham & Co., ink, 
Ebenezer Clapp, ink, books and crayons, 
J. Mears, jr., wash bowls and soap, 
Isaac Field, brushes and mugs, 
J. T. Pope, care of house, 
E. V. Munroe, care of house, 

" repairs, 7 50 

" " cleaning cellar and vault and pre- 

paring wood, 18 70 

C. H. Daniels, repairing and putting up time pieces, 3 50 
Harvey Howe, repairs, 
W. G. Shattuck, desks, tables and sinks, 
J. P. Tolman, brushes, mats, axe, shovel, &c., 

" " furnace work, 

Hawkins & Hawley, repairing roof of house, 
Darius Eddy, plank walks, 
Stephen Baker, gravel for yard, 
J. D, Robinson, coal, 
Burroughs «fc Putnam, wood and coal, 

$3,419 07 



15 


67 


431 


00 


7 


63 


3 


25 


28 


07 


7 


35 


8 


00 


17 


46 


185 


25 



Gibson School — School Street. 

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

Lucy P. Tolman, " 

Adela R. Poor, " 

Mary E. Tolman. " 

Martha Foster, " 

E, Stickney, books for desk, 
" " books for indigent pupils, 

" " key and chalk, 

L. P. Tolman, books for desk, 

" " " indigent pupils, 

M. E. Tolman " ^ •' 

A. R. Poor, " desks, 

" " " for indigent pupils, 

M. Foster, '' ''- " 

R. Gleason &■ Sons, ink and ink wells, 

" " mats, brittania cups and bell. 

Amount carried forward, $2,248 35 



$950 00 


318 75 


56 25 


262 50 


318 75 


318 75 


1 00 


1 37 


32 


50 


25 


1 41 


57 


65 


1 58 


9 28 


3ll, 6 42 



13 

Amount brought forward $2,248 35 
T. W. Capen, brush and broom, 
J. C. Hewins, care of house, 

" " repairs, 

" " kindling wood, and preparing wood, 

" " cleaning, 

Hannah Clarkson, cleaning, 
C. P. Tolman, furnace work and repairing pump, 
Joseph Marshall, 2d, mason work and stock, 
J. Woodward, glazing, 
Gardner Ewell, repairs, 
John Brown, wood, 
J. N. Hunt, " 
J. D. Robinson, coal, 
Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal, 

$2,615 23 



1 78 


135 00 


1 25 


)od, 5 75 


2 00 


6 00 


p, 24 59 


12 50 


67 


14 71 


6 00 


5 00 


11 00 


140 63 



WiNTHROP School — Rive?' Street. 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching, 
8. R. Childs, " 

H. C. Robinson, '' 
E. W. Nason " 

E. J. Stetson, " 

A. E. Fowler, " 

M. E. Hebard, " 

Isaac Swan, books for desks and indigent pupils, 

" " stationery, ink and crayons, 
E. J. Stetson, cards, 
J. C. Talbot, mats, pails, &c., 
E. A, Smith, care of house, 

" " repairs, 

" " repairs on heating apparatus, 

" " keys, 

" ' preparing wood, 

Fulton Iron Foundry Co., repairs on furnace, 
Christopher Barrell, labor on cistern, 
Henry Crane, blacksmith work, 
C. E. Whall, expressage, 
Samuel Tileston, glazing, 
J. H. Burt & Co., carpenter work and stock, 
Edward Preston coal. 
Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal, 



$950 


00 


318 


75 


318 


75 


318 75 


318 


75 


318 


75 


318 


75 


3, 7 08 


4 


75 




08 


12 


20 


166 


00 


5 


25 


16 


49 




33 




00 


10 


65 


4 


62 


2 


26 


2 00 


8 


38 


16 


60 


11 


00 


189 


75 



$3,322 94 



14 



Norfolk School — Norfolk Street. 
Paid E. G. Emery, for teaching, 
M. A. Baker, " 

M. J. Pope, " 

C. E. Cook 

E. G. Emery, books for desk, 
" " quarterly reports, 
" " cord, 

E. Fisher, books for indigent children, 
" " ink and cards, 

David Clapp, printing reports, 
M. A. Baker, stationery, 
James Hersey, chair cushion, 

F. L. Tileston, chair and mat, 
Williams & Camfill, sweeping, 
William Clark, making fires, 

" " kindlings, 

" " preparing wood, 

" " carpenter work and stock, 

Mrs. Claffee, cleaning, 

Mrs. Cavanah, " 

McLaughlin & Cook, sweeping, 

C. H. Daniels, repairing clock, 

C. P. Tolman, grate, 

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

Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal, 



$950 00 


318 75 


87 50 


231 25 


1 09 


1 75 


10 


2 51 


1 46 


3 75 


28 


1 25 


3 00 


9 00 


38 00 


1 25 


9 50 


20 04 


25 


7 25 


3 00 


75 


I 25 


5 51 


27 50 



|1,725 99 



Washington School — Walnut Street. 
Paid P. Brooks Merritt, for teaching, 
I. S. Smith, " 

Harrison Leland, " 

A. L. B. Deanes, " 

A. C. Hall, " 

J. M. Seaverns, " 

S. E. Hearsey, " 

A. C. Hall, books for indigent pupils, 
Benjamin Buck, care of house, 
" " preparing wood, 

" " fire rods, 

D. F. Patch, care of house, 
" " brushes and mat. 

Amount carried forward, $2,3 13 



|519 23 


170 40 


200 00 


318 75 


318 75 


318 75 


318 75 


67 


96 00 


3 00 


1 70 


83 63 


3 50 



15 



Amount brought forward, 

D. F. Patch, repairing pump, and keys, 
" " cleaning house, 

J. J. Beals & Son, repairing timepiece, 

E. A. Smith, repairing heating apparatus, 
P. F. White, whitening and coloring walls, 
G. G. Dennison, painting and glazing, 

H. W. Blanchard, carpenter work and stock, 

E. S. Paine, labor on house, 

Otis Baird, lining water tank and repairs, 

Edward Preston, wood. 

Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal, 



$2,353 1 


1 25 


7 00 


2 75 


4 00 


10 00 


19 67 


2 35 


8 00 


13 20 


13 60 


131 00 



$2,565 95 



Butler School — River Street. 

Paid E. H. Page, for teaching, 

" " books for an indigent pupil, 
" " crayons, dipper and lock, 
W. E. Roundy, making fires, 
J. W. Jigger, making fires and sweeping, 
G. L. Fisher, books for desk, 
J. C. Talbot, brush and broom, 
F. L. Tileston, cash paid for cleaning, 
David Higgins, fixing windows, 
Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal. 



|318 75 


47 


43 


6 67 


9 28 


81 


55 


2 50 


1 25 


16 50 



$357 21 



BowDoiN School — Mount Bowdoin. 

Paid M. W. Sawyer, for teaching, $318 75 

" " books for indigent pupils, 2 92 

T. M. Wate, care of house, 34 00 

" " repairing curtains, J 00 

" " cleaning, 2 00 

R. Gleason & Sons, ink, 37 

" " thermometers, brooms and pail, 3 08 

T. W. Capen, cleaning clock, 1 50 

" " sash fastening, 10 

C P. Tolman, coal hod, and repairing furnace, 7 55 

C. B. Sawyer, repairs, 75 

Burroughs &. Putnam, wood and coal, 25 76 

$397 77 



16 



Hyde Pakk School — River Street. 

Paid Sarah E. Johnson, for teaching, 
Ebenezer Clapp, ink, 

J. M. R. Story, rent and care of school room, 
'' " ink, 

", " brush and dust pan, 

" labor of man, 
Burt & Co., blackboards, 
M. Bragg, rent and care of room, 
" " preparing wood, 
E. A. Smith, carting desks, 
Mrs. Crawford, cleaning, 
John McGillycuddy, preparing wood, 
Edward Preston, wood and coal. 
Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal. 



J. H. 

W. 



$318 


75 


1 


25 


27 50 




25 


1 


50 


1 


00 


10 


00 


150 


00 


2 


50 


1 


75 


1 


50 


4 25 


9 


00 


34 


75 



$564 00 



Stoughton School — Codman Street. 

Paid M. J. Pope, for teaching, ^231 25 

" " books for desk, 2 49 

" " books for indigent pupils, 1 56 

" " cash paid for repairing clock, 37 

J. C. Talbot, ink, 37 

" " thermometer, mats, brushes and pail, 3 22 

Ebenezer Clapp, crayons, 56 

I. S. Smith, arranging desks, 1 50 

" " screws, 12 

W. G. Shattuck, desks, 48 54 

Seth Crane, taking up and sinking well, 45 00 

H. W. Blanchard, well curbs, 7 50 

Edward Preston, wood and coal, ♦ 28 00 

Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal, 65 60 



$435 98 



GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Paid I. S. Smith, for services examining schools, $20 25 

" " preparing annual report, 12 00 
" " visiting Gibson and Stoughton 

Schools, 3 00 
" " examining candidates for High 

School, 2 7o 



Amount carried forward. 



$38 00 



17 

Amount brought forward, $38 00 

Paid I. S. Smith, travelling expenses, examining 
schools, and procuring furniture for 
Stoughton School, 4 25 

'• " stationery and postage, 70 

J. H. Means, examining schools, 16 50 

T, T. Hunger, " " 10 00 

J. C. Sharp, " " 15 41 

B. W, Barrows, services as Secretary of School 

Committee, 87 50 

B. W, Barrows, postage, stationery and bearing 

letters, 9 50 

E. J. Bispham, services as Chairman of Finance 

Committee, 75 00 

David Clapp, printing annual reports, 60 15 

" " " questions for examination 

of candidates for high school, 14 75 
" '' " regulations of School Com- 

mittee, 17 13 

" *' " certificates of qualifications 

of teachers and order of 
school exhibition, 6 50 

John Robie, distributing report of S. Committee, 15 00 
T. W. Capen, care of Town Hall for School Com- 
mittee, 3 75 



$374 14 



FREE EVENING SCHOOL FOR ADULTS. 

Paid F. B. Barnard, for cash paid for books and 

stationery, 3 63 
F. E. Barnard, for cash paid for pens, pencils 

and paper, 50 

F. E. Barnard, for cash paid for stools, I 75 

'' " " " lamps and oil, 5 28 

" " " " wood, 3 84 

" " " " care of room, 3 50 

" " ' " chest for books, 1 00 

" '" " " kerosene oil, 25 

William Hendry, rent of room, 20 0(J 

John Kelley, care of room and making fires, 3 00 

Holden &. WiUiams, moving furniture, 1 00 

43 75 



18 
RECAPITULATION. 



SCHOOLS. 


Salaries. 


Fuel and 
Care of 
House 


Station- 
ery for 
Desks. 


Books 
for indi- 
gent pu- 
pils. 


Incidentals 


TOTAL. 


High 


2400 00 


169 50 


8 


06 


12 77 


216 09 


2806 42 


Everett 


2289 78 


255 25 


3 


51 


3 14 


127 03 


2678 71 


Mather ... . 


2543 75 


323 13 


4 79 


17 96 


355 15 


3244 78 


Adams 


2536 65 


342 03 


14 


63 


9 11 


516 65 


3419 07 


Gibson 


2225 00 


311 38 


11 


35 


5 26 


62 24 


2615 23 


Winthrop . . . 


2862 50 


369 75 


4 


83 


7 08 


78 78 


3322 94 


Norfolk 


1587 50 


95 75 


2 


83 


2 51 


37 40 


1725 99 


Washington . 


2164 63 


334 23 






67 


66 42 


2565 95 


Butler 


318 75 


34 95 




81 


47 


2 23 


357 21 


Bowdoin 


318 75 


61 75 




37 


2 92 


13 98 


397 77 


Hyde Park. . . 


318 75 


92 00 


1 


50 




151 75 


564 00 


Stoiighton.. . 


231 25 


93 50 


2 


86 


1 56 


106 81 


435 98 


Gen. expenses 












374 14 


374 14 


Adult School 












43 75 


43 75 




19797 31 


2483 22 


55 


54 


63 45'2152 42l 


24551 94 



Total amount of expenditure, $ 24,551 94 

CR. 

By appropriation, $ 20,000 00 

Income of Gibson school fund, 2,356 28 

" « Stoughton « « 228 00 

" " State " « 394 63 

Cash for tuition of non-resident > 
scholars at the High School, . . . . j 
Cash for tuition of scholars at Free) iq OO 
Evening School for Adults, j 



100 00 



123,091 91 
Exceeds approj^riation, 1,460 03 



$24,551 94 



19 



ADAMS SCHOOL BUILDING. 

Paid Samuel S, Drew, for balance on contract and 
insurance on Adams school building while 
in process of erection, $900 00 

Luther Briggs, jr., plans, specifications and 

drawings for Adams school house, 100 00 

Luther Briggs, jr., surveying and miscellaneous 
services connected with the erection of said 

house, 24 00 

t 



$1,024 00 



STOUGHTON SCHOOL BUILDING. 

Paid Lewis Pierce, for superintending repairs on 

Stoughton school building, 
Luther Briggs, jr., staking out building lot, and 

measuring excavations, 
Lewis Pierce, taking up fence at old lot, 
L. T. Hunt, resetting fence, 
W. A. Pierce, mason work, 
George Barry, labor, 
Patrick Sheehan, labor, 



$20 00 



Whole amount, 

CR. 



5 


25 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


2 


50 


$42 75 



i 1,066 75 



By 



agreeably 



money borrowed 
Town in 186 J, 

Expended over 



to vote of 



the 

|1,000 00 

66 75 

^1,066 75 



POOE IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Elisha Ford and Matron for services one year, $450 00 
Benjamin Gushing, for services as physician, 
Edward Jarvis, " " 

J. H. Upham &. Co., flour and groceries, 
C S. Davis & Co. groceries, 
Benton, Caverly & Co. flour and groceries, 



5 


00 


2 


00 


143 


89 


137 44 


121 


51 



Amount carried forward. 



f 859 84 



20 

Amount brought forward. $859 84 

Walter Baker & Co. chocolate in 1861 and 1862, 82 19 

L. P. Bird, meat and vegetables, 191 30 

Holden, Billiard & Co. for meat, 20 59 

James Foster, jr. milk, 9 24 

Moses Clark, grain and meal, 50 39 

W. H. & G. C. Tileston, grain and meal, 154 63 

W. & A. Bacon, domestic goods, 39 96 

S. W. Leonard, men and women shoes, 10 35 

Elisha Ford, provisions and sundries, 161 58 

" * clothing, 29 88 

beef, 13 92 

" butter, 7 37 

" medicines, 38 30 

" potatoes, 5 8l) 

" wringing machine, 5 00 

" repairing covered wagon, 4 50 

barrels, 5 50 

" plow, 4 50 

" ice. • 9 00 

" tolls, 3 00 

" men's lobor, 198 51 

" women's labor, 21 50 

John Freeman, labor, 25 50 

T. J. Tolman, carrots, 6 57 

C. J. Sumner, tin and stove work, 4 22 

Jones & Hinkley, stove work, 12 08 

Ira Foster, wood saw. axe, scythe and nails, 15 18 

Briggs & Robinson, paint, oil and brushes, 34 66 

Alexander Glover, repairing pump, 1 25 

G. H. Bird, horse cart, 20 00 

C. A. Upham, weighing hay, 7 37 

" " wheelwright work, 18 64 

Oliver Davenport, blacksmith work, 64 89 

George Dodge, mason work and stock, 32 86 

Pope & Shepard, lumber and bricks, 15 88 

Thomas Payson, man and team plowing, 4 00 

S H- Hebard, conveying persons to Almshouse, 3 63 

Burroughs & Putnam, coal, 84 00 

$2,277 58 

Unexpended, 850 88 

^3,128' 46 
CR. 
By appropriation, 2,500 00 



Amount brought forward, |2,500 00 
Cash received of town of Beverly for a poor person, 1 00 

" for entertaining Sheriff's Jury, 7 50 

" " bullets, 26 57 

" " hay, 368 69 

" " pasturing, 61 41 

" " pears, 88 75 

" " potatoes, 22 50 

" " milk, 30 45 

" " calf, -^ 7 50 

" " sundries, 14 09 



#3,128 46 

POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Ebenezer Eaton, for cash to sundry persons, 74 63 
E. H. R. Ruggles, " " " 175 47 

L. F. Pierce, " " " 12 30 

City of Boston, towards support of sundry persons, 81 86 
City of Charlestown, " 
Town of Framingham, " 
Town of Wrentham, " 
Seth Williams, " 

William Pope, " 

Cyrus Balkam, " 

Aaron Bradshaw, " 



a a 


28 50 


a u 


9 00 


u a 


39 00 


li u 


182 00 


11 a 


39 00 


li ii 


25 00 


it. u 


39 00 


. sundry persons 


5 17 


u u 


31 58 


u n 


11 75 


u u 


40 45 


u u 


10 50 


U ii 


13 18 


U ii 


21 50 


a a 


3 00 


il u 


6 33 



R. Gleason & Sons, " 

Jonathan Whorf, " 

Ira Foster, " 

J. S. Read, '' 

J. C. Talbot, " 

F. Farrington & Co. " 
Southworth & Hayden, " 
George Rankin, " 

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

sundry persons, 118 13 

Burroughs & Putnam, wood and coal furnished 

sundry persons, 259 25 

Edward Preston, wood and coal furnished sundry 

persons, 225 55 

R. M. Todd, wood & coal furnished sundry persons, 26 38 
AmasaPrav, " " " " " 8 00 

J. D. Robinson, wood & coal " " " 98 35 

ElHs Houghton, rent of house for a poor family, 50 00 



Amount carried forward, $1,634 88 



22 



Amount brought forward, f 1,634 88 
Rufus French, funeral expenses of four poor people, 29 50 
State Reform School, towards support of indigent 

scholars from Dorchester, 
S. H. Hebard, food furnished persons in lock-up, 
John Robie, " " " " 



13 71 
3 25 

2 61 



Unexpended, 



CR. 



|1,683 95 
84 20 

1,768 15 



By appropriation, 
cash received of the city of Boston, 


$1,500 00 
46 00 


u u u 


" New Bedford, 


4 63 


U il (( 
(( U (C 


town of West Roxbury, 
" Randolph, 
" Lexington, 


7 25 

5 00 

6 50 


U il u 


" Gloucester, 


75 00 


a u a 


" Brewster, 


14 00 


a u n 


State, 


17 50 


a (c a 


Donald Ferguson, interest on 




his note, 


50 52 


il u a 


John Freeman, 


5 50 


" <£ C( 


Lawrence Brannon, 


3 00 




Mrs. Gorrey, 
Mrs. McGovern, 


9 50 

8 50 


a ic u 


Patrick Feeley, 
Thomas McNeil, 


8 25 
4 00 


" u i: 


John Burns, 


3 00 




|1,768 15 



LUNATICS IN HOSPITAL. 

Paid the Treasurer of the State Lunatic Asylum, 
Taunton, for board of an insane per- 
son, $234 26 
City of Boston, " " " 43 30 



Unexpended, 



$277 56 
166 72 



$444 28 



23 

CR. 

By appropriation, J|400 00 

cash from City of Boston, towards support of a 

person, 34 28 

cash from an individual, towards support of a 

person, 10 00 



• $AU 28 

REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS. 

District No. 1. 

Paid Enoch Joy, for labor of men and teams, $1,285 62 
" " hammer handles, 

J. H. Upham & Co., pail and hoe, 
James Mcintosh, harness work, 
Oliver Davenport, blacksmith work, 
G. H. Bird, horse cart body, 
Thomas Payson, gravel, 
J. R. Howard, " 

Mrs. C. duinn, " 

W. S. Ewell, 

Henry Humphreys, stone chips, 
John Sargent, " " 

$1,508 64 



4 


00 


1 


13 


1 


75 


52 


59 


20 00 


61 


10 


6 


25 


5 


00 


23 


20 


19 


38 


28 


62 



District No. 2. 

Paid Jos. Pillsbury, for labor of men and teams, $1,673 14 
W. G. Swan, wheelwright work, 3 75 

J. C. Robinson, blacksmith work, 16 18 

J. T. Murphy, harness work, 2 00 

$1,695 07 
District No. 3. 

Paid Henry Fobes, for labor of men and teams, ^1,572 43 

D. W. Phipps, for labor of men and teams on 

River street, 

E. H. R. Ruggles, for labor of men and teams, 
T. W. Capen, oil, 

J. C. Talbot, powder, axe handles and shovels, 
O. Ames & Son, shovels, 
J. A. Tucker, harness work, 

Amount carried forward. $1,834 05 



215 


62 


14 87 


1 


00 


17 64 


6 


24 


6 


25 



24 



Amount brought forward 


|1,834 05 


Lewis Bowman, " " 


6 50 


S. W. Haley, blacksmith work, 


53 79 


J. 0. Fie wins, " " 


6 65 


Henry Crane, " " 


53 71 


Estate of G. L. Fisher, blacksmith work, 


1 55 


Henry Crane, labor of team, 


6 00 


Thomas Liversidge, gravel, 


77 70 


J. T. Howe, " 


6 10 


Francis Q.uinn, " 


6 10 


Jonathan Parker, Stones, 


1 30 




$2,053 45 


Whole amount expended, $5,257 


16 


CR. 




By appropriation. 


$5,000 00 



Cash of J. D. Robinson, for a horse cart, 
" E. H. R. Ruggles, gravel, 
" L. F. Pierce, " 

" J. Q. A. Spear, " 

" William Tavener, " 

Rufus French, " 

R. M. Todd, sand. 



Exceeds appropriation. 



$5 


,000 00 




50 00 




4 00 




5 75 




1 50 




2 00 




1 62 




5 25 


$5 


070 12 




187 04 



$5,257 16 



FIRE DEPAETMENT. 



FOUNTAIN ENGINE No. 1. 

Paid C. F. Hall, for services as steward, 
" " " of firemen, 

J. C. Talbot, alcohol, 
Charles Tileston, stove work, 
G. Haynes & Son, iron, tin and stove work, 
Shelton & Cheever, sponge, and repairing hose, 
C. E. Whall, washers, 
Henry Crane, use of horses on engine, 
William Spargo, repairs on house, 



$50 00 


90 00 


50 


2 90 


25 94 


5 33 


25 


24 00 


1 50 



$200 42 



25 



PROTECTOR ENGINE, No. 2. 

Paid E. C. Fruean, for services as steward, 
" " " of firemen, 

F. Farrington & Co., oil, fluid and broom, 
J. H. Upham & Co., lamps, 
0. J. Sumner, lamps, and repairing stove, 
Shelton & Cheever, rubber pipe and handles, 
N. H. Bird, curtains, 

" " spout, 

" " painting, and hanging bell, 
B, C Bird, bell rope, 

William Hendry, use of horses on engine, 
Burnham Royce, " " " 

Hartford Davenport, carpenter work, 12 06 

J. Archer, mason work, 1 00 

J. D. Robinson, coal, 9 20 



TORRENT ENGINE, No. 3. 

Paid Henry Fobes, for services as steward, 
" " " of firemen, 

G. L. Pitman, " as steward, 

S. VV. Haley, " 

R. Gleason & Sons, oil and fluid, 
C. P. Tolman, lamps, lantern and oil, 
S. W. Haley, neats foot oil, 

" " handles to hose carriage, 
G. L. Pitman, oil and wash leather, 

" '• repairs on engine, 

George Dodge, labor on house, 
S. W. Haley, blacksmith work, 



|50 00 


90 00 


4 24 


3 62 


2 64 


9 00 


1 25 


I 25 


4 75 


1 00 


4 00 


5 00 



|I99 01 



$25 


00 


82 


50 


12 


50 


12 


50 


1 


78 


8 24 


6 


00 


3 


00 




85 


5 


00 


5 


50 


6 


97 



$169 84 



Paid Benjamin 


ALERT ENGINE No. 4. 

Bowen, services as steward, 
" " of firemen, 
" lamps, oil and fluid, 
" housing coal. 

Amount carried forward, 
4 


$50 00 

90 00 

5 74 

25 




$145 99 



26 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid Benjamin Bowen, repairs on hose, 

" " repairs on house, 

" " expressage, 

W. H. Cox, oil and chimney, 
Charles Tileston, repairing lamp, 
Calvin Young, stuffing for leather, 
G. L. Fisher, spanners, and repairing engine, 
James Hersey, repairs on engine, 
R. M. Todd, coal, 



$145 99 



1 50 


2 25 


50 


1 90 


12 


4 48 


7 25 


3 35 


4 50 



!I71 84 



INDEPENDENCE ENGINE, No. 

Paid G. G. Dennison, for services as steward, 
" " " ofdremen, 

Howland & Harding, crackers, 

" " fluid, soap and broom, 

" " axes and wrench, 

John Spear, refreshments, 

A. C. Southworth, alcohol, 

Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose, 

J. T. Murphy, spanner sockets, 

H. W. Blanchard, soap stone and register, 

G. G. Dennison, rope and handle to pole, 
" " painting and glazing, 

E. A. Perkins, building addition on house, 
" " tables, 

J. C. Robinson, blacksmith work, 

Jefferson Pratt, use of horses, 

Edward Preston, coal, 



TIGER ENGINE, No. 6. 

Paid Theodore Hersey, for services as steward, 
" " " of firemen, 

Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose, 
Charles Tileston, repairing pump, 
J. H. Bird, glazing, 



$50 


00 


90 


00 


1 


50 


3 


13 


4 


12 


4 58 




56 


1 


63 


1 


75 


2 50 


1 


09 


40 


77 


123 


00 


5 


50 


5 


75 


4 00 


4 50 



$344 38 



$50 


00 


90 00 


1 


00 


2 


13 


1 


50 



$144 63 



27 



HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY. 

Paid S. Bridget, for services as steward, f 20 00 

" " as fireman, 15 00 

Henry Crane, *' " 15 00 

J. C. Talbot, oil, 55 

J. & A. Pope, lumber and building addition to 

engine house, for the use of H. & L. 

Company, IGl 14 

R. L. Chapman, painting house, 6 00 

Henry Crane iron work for house, 4 37 

" " use of horses, 2 00 



$164 06 



GENERAL EXPENSES. 

Paid S. H. Hebard, for services as Chief Engineer, $100 00 

G. L. Fisher " " assistant " 25 00 

Alfred Clapp, " " " " 25 00 

Andrew Collins, " " " " 37 50 

E. C. Fruean, " " " '' 25 00 

Henry Fobes, " " " " 25 00 
Roxbury Engine Company, refreshments after 

fire at Train's house, 8 00 
Roxbury Engine Company, refreshments after 

fire in Cottage street, 8 00 
Henry Clark, for rent of land for engine house No. 3, 25 00 
Hannah Pierce, for rent of land for engine hquse 

No. 5, y 12 50 
Mary Tolman, rent of barn for Hook and Lad- 
der Company, 20 00 

$311 00 



28 



RECAPIPULATION. 

Fountain Engine, No. 1, $200 42 

Protector " No. 2, 199 01 

Torrent, " No. 3, 169 84 

Alert, " No. 4, 171 84 

Independence " No. 5, 344 38 

Tiger " No. 6, 144 63 

Hook and Ladder Company, 164 06 

General Expenses of Fire Department, 311 00 



$1,705 18 
Unexpended, 94 82 

$1,800 00 
OR. 
By appropriation, $1800 GO 



VOLUNTEER COMPANIES. 

Paid Volunteer Company, Engine No. 4, for ser- 
vices in 1861, $100 00 
Volunteer Company, Engine No. 5, for services 

in 1861, 100 00 



$200 00 



OR 

By appropriation, $200 00 



TOWN OFFICEES. 



Paid Ebenezer Eaton, for services as Selectman, 
Overseer of the Poor, and Surveyor of 
Highways, =^250 00 

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 



Amount carried forward, $750 00 



29 



Amount brought forward, 
Eben Tolman, for services as Clerk for Select- 
men, and preparing annual report, 
Eben Tolman, services as Town Clerk, 
Oliver Hall, " " " Treasurer, 

William Tolman, " " " Collector, 
Oliver Hall, extra services as Assessor in 1861, 
William Tolman, " " " 

Robert Vose, " " " 

S. H. Hebard, " " " 

N. W. Tileston, " " " 

Oliver Hall, for services as Assessor, 
William Tolman for services as Assessor, 
Robert Vose, " " 

S. H. Hebard, " " 

N. W. Tileston, " " 



CR. 



$750 00 

=^250 00 

^150 00 

*200 00 

^500 00 

20 00 

20 00 

20 00 

20 00 

20 00 

120 00 

120 00 

120 00 

120 00 

120 00 

$2,550 00 



By appropriation, 

Exceeds appropriation, 



*These salaries are for the year ending March, 1862. 



CEMETERIES. 

North Cemetery. 



$2,160 00 
390 00 

$2,550 00 



Paid William Davenport, for labor of himself and 
man, 
William Davenport, cleaning hearse harness, 
Asa Davenport, gate and resetting gate posts. 



South Cemetery. 

Paid Shadrach Jenkins, for labor, 

J. A. Tucker, cleaning and oiling harness, 
R. M. Todd, lumber for fence, 



$98 56 

2 50 

12 59 


$113 65 

$73 50 
2 00 
1 52 



$77 02 



30 

Whole amount expended, $190 67 

Unexpended, 9 33 



|200 00 
CR. 
By appropriation, |200 00 



INSTALMENTS AND INTEREST ON NOTES. 

Paid Provident Institution for Savings in Boston, 

for instalments and interest, $2,840 00 

Dorchester Savings Bank, instalments & interest, 1,383 33 

" Mutual Fire Insurance Co. for interest, 120 00 



Second Parish, Dorchester, 


a 


216 00 


R. G. Living, as 


Trustee, 


(( 


120 00 


Robert Vose, 




(( 


120 00 


A. C. Talbot, 




ii 


60 00 


Ebenezer Eaton, 




a 


90 00 


F. S. Carruth, 




li 


630 00 


Charles Carruth, 




ti 


120 00 


J. A. Davis, 




It 


275 00 


J. G. Wood, 




li 


30 00 


Eben Tolman, 




(( 


60 00 


Blue Hill Bank, 




C( 


371 09 


Mattapan " 




(C 


371 08 


Robert Pierce, 




11 


60 00 


Mercy Jones, 




ii 


120 00 


Edward Jones, as Trustee, 


ii 


60 00 


J. H. Burt & Co. 


instalment and interest, 


1,180 00 



$8,226 50 
Uneijpended, 1,773 50 



$10,000 00 



CR. 

By appropriation, $10,000 00 



31 

INTEREST ON MONEY BORROWED IN ANTICI- 
PATION OF TAXES. 

Paid Blue Hill Bank for interest, |788 33 

Mattapan " " 788 34 

|1,576 67 

Unexpended, 198 33 



L,775 00 



OR. 



By appropriation, $1,500 00 

Cash received interest on taxes, 275 00 



1 1,775 00 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Paid William Tolman, for abatement of taxes, $1,288 47 
Unexpended, 211 53 



i 1,500 00 



CR. 

By appropriation, $1,500 00 

STATE AND COUNTY TAXES. 

Paid H. K. Oliver, Treasurer, for State Tax, $20,754 00 
C. C. Churchill, Treasurer, for County Tax, 9,034 16 



$29,788 16 
CR. 

By appropriation for State Tax, $20,754 00 

Appropriation for County Tax, 9,034 16 

$29,788 16 



32 



LIGHTING STREETS. 



Paid Dorchester Gas Co. for gas and lighting, $1,314 33 
R. F. Tolman, jr. oil and lighting lamp at Low- 
er Mills, 16 00 
W. H. Cox, oil and Ughting lamp at Upper Mills, 16 00 
William Tolman. oil and lighting lamp at corner 

of Washington and Ashmont streets, 16 00 

W. E. Weeman, oil and lighting lamps at Hyde 

Park, 32 00 



$1,394 33 
Unexpended, 5 67 



$1,400 00 



CR. 

By appropriation, $1,400 00 



LICENSE OF DOGS. 



Paid Eben Tolman, for licensing dogs, $14 90 

John Robie, killing dogs, 6 50 

Seth Crane, " 3 50 

Wilson Stanley, " 9 00 

" " half of fine received of a person 

for keeping a dog without a 

license, 5 00 



$38 90 
Unexpended, 124 10 

$163 00 
CR. 

By cash received of individuals for licenses, $153 00 

" " '• Wilson Stanley for a fine, 10 00 

$163 00 



33 



POLICE AND WATCH. 



Paid John E. Jones, for services as night walch, 

Wilson Stanley, " " 

W. G. Seavey, " " 

Seth Crane, '' " 

T. W. Cape.n, " " 

John Robie, " " 

" services as police, 
Wilson Stanley, services as police, 
Theodore Hersey, " " " 



CR. 



$100 


00 


100 00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


15 


00 


9 


00 


23 00 



|647 00 



appropriation, 

Exceeds appropriation, 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 



$600 00 
47 00 

$647 00 



Paid the Heirs of Henry Cox, for land taken to 

enlarge Norfolk School House Lot in 1852, ^ 
Otis Wright, for land for Engine House No. 5, 
George Holmes, removing " " " 

L. T. Hunt, labor & stock on Engine House No. 5, 
G. F. Pierce, cedar posts for Engine house, 
L'. F. Pierce, cash paid for labor on " " 

Edv,rard Preston, gravel for Neponset avenue, 
Blanchard & White, " " 

Richard Wall, carting gravel on to Neponset 

avenue north of village, 
Richard Wall, carting gravel from N. Quincy to 

Neponset avenue, between the village and 

bridge, 
L. T. Hunt, labor and stock on Neponset bridge, 
J. & W. Cavenaugh, driving piles near Neponset 

bridge, 
Charles Breck, gravel for road from Port Norfolk 

to Commercial street, 
Richard Wall, carting gravel for road from 

Port Norfolk to Commercial street, 
William Gordon, building fence side of Commer 

cial street, 



;122 16 

140 00 

35 00 

38 07 

6 00 

9 00 

125 70 

97 65 

123 20 



1,409 


06 


e, 13 


43 


!0 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


121 


67 



Amount carried forward, 



$2,450 94 



34 



Amount brought forward, $,2,450 94 

Paid Asa Davenport, carpenter work on Tenean bridge, 7 54 
Patrick Collins, labor " " 

Pope & Shepard, lumber for " 

W. S. Cahoon, iron work for " 

Ira Foster, spikes for " 

Owen Mahoney, building culvert on Dorches- 
ter avenue, 
John Sargent, building culvert at Field's corner, 
J. G. AUbright, lumber for fence side of Boston st 
Amasa Bird, land taken to widen Cottage street, 
Kuel Alden, making drain on Cottage street, 
John Sargent, stones for Savin hill avenue, 

" " Bowdoin street, 

Owen Mahoney, making culvert on Gibson street, 
Florence McCarthy, laying wall side of Park st. 
Toomey & McCarthy, " " " 

R-ichard Wall, drawing stone for wall side of 

Park street, 
John Mulhern, labor on stone side of Park street, 
Pope & Shepard, lumber for fence side of Park st. 
Asa Davenport, repairing railing " " 

William Gordon, building fence cor. Park and 

Adams street, 
John Sargent, stones for Adams street, 
Otis Baird, repairs at waternrg place Adams st. 
E. H. R. Ruggles, labor and stock around pump 

at Lower Mills, 
Thomas Campbell, blasting rocks on Forest Hill 

avenue, 
D. G. Corliss & Co., watering trough, 

" " " edge stones, 

Shadrach Jenkins, labor on pump, 
J. M. R, Story, building fence near Kenny's bridge, 
Henry Fobes, labor on River street near N. Y. 

Railroad crossing, 
D. W. Phipps, labor on side walks on Fairmount 

avenue, 
Town of Milton, half of repairs on Fairmount 

bridge, 
Robert Hall, blowing rock on Temple street, 
S. P. Mack, building culvert and grading on Ja 

maica street, 
John Sargent, stones and stone drag, 



1 


00 


34 31 


1 


00 


1 


20 


5 


00 


4 


00 


8 


44 


15 


00 


1 


25 


7 50 


2 


00 


2 


00 


25 


00 


50 


00 


15 


00 


4 CO 


2 


27 


2 


63 


8 92 


11 


50 


5 


10 


19 61 


12 


37 


13 00 


34 00 


S 


12 


6 00 



104 25 
10 37 



19 50 

2 10 


33 00 
9 75 



Amount carried forward, 



},937 67 



35 

Amount brought forward $2,937 67 

Paid Maurice Sheehan, covering stones, 75 40 

C. R. & C. Mitchell, " 18 00 

James Pope, carpenter work and lumber for fence 

on gravel lot, Codman street, 18 08 

Town of W. RoxburV; half the expense of stones 
between W. Roxbury and Dorchester on 
Brush Hill avenue, 9 00 

Luther Briggs, jr. surveying for streets, and measur- 
ing gravel, 47 50 

C. P. Tolman, repairs at watering place on 

Washington 'Street, 1 25 

C. P. Tolman, street lantern, 37 
Enoch Joy, men and teams clearing snow from 

roads, 7 50 

Joseph Pillsbury, men and teams clearing snow 

from roads, 15 12 

Honry Fobes, men and teams clearing snow 

from roads, 

D. W. Phipps, labor, 
G. G. Dennison, painting street guide boards, 

B, C. Bird, painting flag staff, 
Ira Foster, spikes and nails, 
Henry Crane, blacksmith work, 

E. S. Howe, spruce boards, 
Elisha Ford, cash paid towards lamp and post 

near Alms-house, 
Assessors, collecting census of children, 
Robert Yose, cash paid for copying return of stocks, 
David Clapp, prhiting Assessors & Collectors notices, 

" " tax bills, 

Ebenezer Clapp, blank books and stationery for 

Assessors, 
J. G. Torrey, printing annual report, 
" " " warrants and voting lists, 

" " " jury lists, notices and receipt 

books for Estate Aid, 

C. O. Rogers, printing handbills, 
E. C. Bailey, 

A. R. Gay & Co. record book for Selectmen, 
Thomas Groom, index book, 
James Foord, recording deeds, 
E. W. Sampson, recording alteration in Dorches- 
ter By Laws, 

Amount carried forward, $3,609 16 



12 75 


15 00 


5 00 


14 60 


1 25 


3 50 


13 87 


10 00 


25 00 


Ifs, 16 00 


ces, 7 50 


15 00 


29 77 


188 12 


66 24 


35 39 


9 13 


3 00 


4 25 


75 


1 25 


1 90 



36 

Amount brought forward, $3,609 16 

Paid Eben Tolman, cash paid forexpressage, postage 

and stationery for Selectmen & Clerk, 7 35 

C. E. VVhall, expressage of books, 1 66 

WiUiam Davenport, collecting & returning statistics 

of births to Clerk, 28 40 

William Davenport, returning statistics of deaths 

to Clerk, 7 90 

J. C. Hewins, returning statistics of deaths to Clerk, 1 90 
Rufus French, " " " 5 10 

William Manning " " " 2 90 

Eben Tolman, recording births, marriages and 

deaths, and returning the same to the 

Secretary's office, 55 50 

Eben Tolman, copying from records for the use 

of the Selectmen, the boundaries of streets 

laid out since the year 1800, 
William Tolman, dinners for Assessors, 
Peter Blake, dinners for Town Officers, 

" services at town meetings and noti- 

fying Town Officers, 
John Robie, services at town meetings, 
N. W. Tileston, " " 

S. B. Hebard, notifying and attending town 

meetings, and notifying Town Officers, 
S. H. Hebard, distributing notices and reports, 

" " food for lodgers in lock-up, 

John Robie, " " " 

" charcoal for lockup, 

William Davenport, ringing bell for town meetings, 
J. C. Hewins, " " " 

Oliver Hall, desk for Assessors, and repairing 

table at town hall, 12 88 

Oliver Hall, cash paid for recording deeds, post- 
age and expenses to Dedham, 5 25 
Oliver Hall, cash paid for revenue note and 

check stamps, 16 40 

William Hendry, use of horses and carryall for 

Assessors to Dedham, 5 00 

William Hendry, use of horses to distribute 

notices and pamphlets, 
T. W. Capen, care of hall for town meeting, 
" " " " Assessors, 

" " sundries for " 

Amount carried forward, $4,051 40 



45 


33 


44 


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25 


00 


10 50 


4 


50 


5 


00 


61 


00 


17 


50 


1 


37 


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1 


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1 


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9 


00 


15 


00 


41 


75 


2 


75 



14S 


00 


5 


40 


6 


50 



37 

Amount brought forward, ^4,051 40 

Paid T. W. Capen, care of hall for town officers, 2 25 

" glazing at hall, 1 50 

C. P. Tolman, labor and stock at hall, 28 05 

Elisha Ford, oil, glass, jfec. for lock-up at Low- 
er Mills, 1 85 
Ebenezer Eaton, advertising and selling Adams 

School House Lot, 10 00 

L S. Houghton & others, for cattle supposed to 
be infected with Pleuro Pneumonia, and 
expenses attending the appraising and 
killing the same, 
Town of Milton, for taxes, 
" Quincy, " 

$4,254 95 

CR. 

By appropriation, $4,000 00 

cash received of State for cattle killed supposed 

to be infected with Pleuro Fueumonia, 118 40 

Cash return of Premium from D. M. F. Ins. Co. 31 50 
Cash received of Dorchester and Roxbury Railroad 

Company for expense altering grade of 

Washington street, 59 00 

Cash received of C. P. Tolman, rent of Town 

House Lot, 8 00 

Cash received of John Sargent for half of damages 

to a wagon on Commercial street, 5 00 

Cash received of John Sargent for stone, 2 50 

" of Town of Milton, half expenses at 

lock-up, , 5 18 



$4,229 58 
Exceeds appropriation, 25 37 

$4,254 95 



38 



AID FOR THE FAMILEES OF VOLUNTEERS. 

Cash paid the families of vokinteers up to Feb. 1, 

1862, $3,607 00 

Cash paid the famihes of vokinteers from Feb. 1, 

IS62, to Feb. 1, 1863, 15,124 00 



$18,731 00 

CR. 

By cash received from State (bill rendered Jan. 1, 

1862) $2,788 29 

By cash discounted from bill by State Auditor, 106 71 

Due from State, Feb. 1, 1863, ' 15,836 00 



$18,731 00 



EXPENSES, RECRUITING YOLUNTEERS. 

Cash paid for bounties to men who have enhsted 

for three years, $15,100 00 

Cash paid for incidental expenses attending the 

recruiting service, 1,294 30 

Cash paid for bounties for men who have enlisted 

for nine months, 17,400 00 

Cash paid for incidental expenses attending the 

recruiting service, 386 72 

Cash paid for embalming the body, removal to Dor- 
chester, and the funeral expenses of 
Capt. Benj. Stone, Jr., 130 00 

$34,311 02 
CR. 

By appropriations, $34,000 00 

Exceeds appropriations, 311 02 

$34,311 02 



39 



DEBT 


OF 


THE TOWN AND THE TIME W 
THE NOTES BECOME DUE. 


On demand, 


$4,000 00 


Due in 


the y 


ear 1863, 6.000 00 


u 




1864, 6^000 00 


u 




1865. 10,600 00 


a 




1866; 6,000 00 


a 




1867, 8,000 00 


a 




1868, 8,000 00 


ii 




1869, 8,500 00 


u 




1870, 8,000 00 


u 




1871, 7,000 00 


u 




1872, 8,000 00 


ii 




1873, 6,000 00 


ii 




1874, 4,000 00 


ii 




1875, 6,000 00 




$96,100 00 



PROPERTY OF THE TOWN INVESTED AS FOL- 
LOWS. 

Gibson School Fund. 

Charles Hunt's note and mortgage, 

Chas. H. Stearns " 

H. & R. Rich's " 

G. A. Houghton's " 

Henry .Jenkins' " 

John Dolan's " 

John Keen's, " 

C. M. Vinson's " 

Peter Blake's " 

Gore, Rose & Co's " 

United States Loan, 

" " 7 3-10 Loan 



Stoughton School Fund. 

23 shares State Bank Stock, par value, $ 60, 

7 '^ Tremont " " 

4 " Blue Hill " '^ 

4 " Western R. R. stock, " 

Donald Ferguson's note and Mortgage, 





$428 12 




1,000 00 




503 00 




474 00 




464 31 




501 92 




604 88 




J, 000 00 




1,000 00 




3,325 27 




3,000 00 




600 00 




$12,901 50 


] 60, 


$1,380 00 


100, 


700 00 


100, 


400 00 


100, 


400 00 




440 00 



$3,320 00 



40 

Poor Fund. 

Donald Ferguson's note and mortgage, $842 06 

, a. 



AMOUNT DUE FOR TAXES, AND FOR STATE AID, 

William Tolman, for tax of 1860, $1,100 00 

" " " of 1861, 7,000 00 

" '' " of 1862, 23,000 00 

Dae from the State of Massachusetts, for State 

aid to soldiers' families, 15,836 00 



46,936 00 
Notes to be paid from the Tax, (temporary loan,) 30,000 00 

16,936 00 
Cash in the Treasury, Feb. 1, 1863, 7,386 85 



$24,322 85 



TAXES. 



The valuation of the real and personal estate of 
the town of Dorchester, for the year 
1862, as estimated by the Assessors, 
was as follows : 

Value of Personal Estate, $3,860,600 00 

" Real Estate, 7,672,700 00 



Total, 


$11,533,300 00 


Number of Polls, 2,465, 


• 


The amount of tax is as follows : 




State Tax, 


$20 754 00 


County " 


9,034 16 


Town '' 


52,760 00 


Overlayings, 


3,114 94 


Total Tax 


$85,663 10 


Rate $7 per $1,000 




Number of dwelling houses in 1860, 


1,511 


" " " in 1861, 


1,618 


" " " in 1862, 


1,752 



42 

Dr. OLIVER HALL, Town Treasurer, in Account Current 

To balance in the Treasury Februry 1, 1862, $ 5,294 63 

Cash received from Gibson School Fund, 2,356 28 

« « « Stoughton 228 00 

« « « State 394 63 

" " " non-resident scholars for tuition 

at the High school 100 00 

" " " scholars at Free Evening School 

for Adults 13 00 

" " " sales of produce and other arti- 

ticles at alms-house 628 46 

« « « State for paupers 17 50 

" " " other towns for board of paupers 244 41 

" " " interest on poor fund 50 62 

" " " highway department for a cart 

and for gravel 70 12 

« " « interest on taxes 275 00 

" " " dog licenses and fines 163 00 

«* " " State Treasurer, for cattle killed 

supposed to be infected with 

pleuro pneumonia 118 40 

« « « D. & R. Railroad Co. for alter- 
ing grade of street 59 00 

« « " D. M. F. Ins. Co., for return pre- 
mium 31 50 

'< " " Town of Milton half expense at 

lock-up 5 18 

" " " incidental expenses 15 50 

« " " State for aid to families of Vol- 
unteers 2,788 29 

« " " Town note for Adams school 

building 1,000 00 

« " " Town notes to pay bounty to 

soldiers, as per vote of the town 34,000 00 
" " " Notes on a loan to pay soldiers 

for 3 months pay and drilling 

in 1861 10,000 00 

" " " Blue Hill Bank (temporary loan) 

to pay State aid 9,628 75 

" " " Mattapan Bank (temporary loan) 

to pay State aid 9,628 75 

« »« " Blue HillBank (temporary loan) 4,860 21 

« « « Mattapan Bank (temporary loan) 4,860 21 

« " William Tolman, tax of 1860 1,400 00 
« « « « « " 1861 18,903 20 

« « « « « " 1862 62,663 10 

$169,797 64 



43 

from February 1, 1862, to February 1, 1863, with the Town of 

B OR CHFSTFB. Cr. 

By Cash paid for Schools $ 24,551 94 

" " Adams and Stoughton school build- 
ing 1,066 75 

" " support of poor in Almshouse 1,277 58 

« •' « " out of « 1,683 95 

" " " of insane at asylum 277 56 

" " repairs of highways 5,257 16 

« «' Fire Department 1,705 18 

" " two volunteer Engine Companies . . 200 00 

" '« Town Officers 2,550 00 

« « Cemeteries 190 67 

" '* Instalments and interest on notes 8,226 50 
*' •' Interest on money borrowed in an- 
ticipation of taxes 1,576 67 

" « Abatement of taxes 1,288 47 

" " State tax 20,754 00 

« « County tax 9,034 16 

« « Lighting streets 1,394 33 

" " Licensing and killing dogs 33 90 

" " One half fine for keeping a dog with- 
out a license 5 00 

« « PoUce and Watch - 647 00 

*' " Incidental expenses 4,254 95 

" " Aid for the families of volunteer sol- 
diers 15,124 00 

" " Expenses recruiting volunteers. . . 34,311 02 

« " (Temporary loans) Blue Hill Bank 13,000 00 

" « " " Mattapan Bank 13,000 00 



$162,410 79 
Balance in the Treasury, February 1, 1863, 7,386 85 



1169,797 64 



u 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



The undersigned hereby certify, that we have examined 
the accounts of Oliver Hall, Treasurer, and find the same 
correctly cast; and all payments and expenditures charged 
against the town, are sustained by the necessary vouchers. 

We find that there has been received in the Treasury 
from all sources, within the past financial year, the sum of 
one hundred sixty-four thousand, five hundred and th^ee 
dollars, and one cent, which with the balance on hand Jan- 
uary 31st, 1862, of five thousand two hundred and^ninety- 
seven dollars, and sixty-three cents, makes a total receipt 
for the year ending January 31st, 1863, of one hundred six- 
ty-nine thousand, seven hundred and ninety-four dollars, 
and sixty-four cents ; and there has been paid from the 
Treasury, during the same period, the sum of one hundred 
sixty-two thousand, four hundred and ten dollars, and sev- 
enty-nine cents, leaving in the Treasury, January 31st, 1863, 
the sum of seven thousand, three hundred and eighty-six 
dollars, and eighty-five cents, as will appear in the forego- 
ing account. 

ELEAZER J. BISPHAM, f 
ROBERT VOSE, ^ Auditors. 

Dorchester, February 1, 1863. 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 1862. 

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

Assessors — Oliver Hall, William Tolman, Robert Vose, 
Sylvester H. Hebard and Nathaniel W. Tileston. 

Toion Clerk — Eben Tolman. 

Town Treasurer — Oliver Hall. 

Collector — William Tolman. 

Representatives — Henry A. Scudder and Robert Johnson. 



45 

REPORT OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

To THE Selectmen of Dorchester : 

Gentlemen : — In accordance with custom, I herewith 
present the fourteenth report, embracing a hst of the Engi- 
neers and members of the Fire Department, who have the 
charge of the buildings, engines, hose carriages, and hook 
and ladder carriages, belonging to the town, with a list of 
the fires, losses and insurance; also the amount of expendi- 
tures of the Fire Department for the year ending January 
31st, 1863. 

The Fire Department is organized as follows : — 

SYLVESTER H HEBARD, Chief Engineer, 

ALFRED CLAPP, \ 

NATPIANIEL WITHINGTON, / 

EDMUND C. FRUEAN, > Assistant Engineers. 

HENRY FOBES, V 

GEORGE G. DENNISON, J 

ENGINE, No. I, Fountain, is in the care of six persons, 
Charles F. Hall, is Steward. 

ENGINE No. 2, Protector, is in the care of six persons, 
Sargent Fruean, is Steward. 

ENGINE, No. 3, Torrent, is in the care of six persons, 
Michael Merrick, is Steward. 

ENGINE No. 4, Alert, is under the care of a volunteer 
company, (sixpersonsof whom are paid,) Benjamin Bowen, 
is Steward. 

ENGINE No. 5, Independence, is under the care of a 
volunteer company, (six persons of whom are paid,) Geo. 
Baird, is Steward. 

ENGINE, No. 6, Tiger, is in the care of six persons, 
Theodore Hersey, is steward. 

MATTAPAN, Hook and Ladder Carriage, is in the care 
of two persons, Samuel Bridget is steward. 

I am happy to state that we have not had any great con- 
flagrations the past year. The engines, hook and ladder 
carriage, and hose carriages are kept in good repair and 
ready for use. 



46 

The number five engine house has been removed on to a 
piece of land purchased b^ the town, on Wakiut street, 
nearly opposite the Washington school house. Since its re- 
moval, an addition has been built to said house, at a cost of 
$155.47. 

An addition has been built to engine house number one, 
sufficiently large for the deposit of the hook and ladder car- 
riage, which has been removed to said building. The cost 
of the addition was $111.51. 

There has been seven fires in this town the past year, and 
the department have been called out several times by false 
alarms and for fires in other places. 

I would suggest that there should be several reservoirs 
built in different parts of the town where a scarcity of water 
now exists. There are several localities within the town 
which are now dependent upon the tide for water to extin- 
guish a fire, and should one occur at an unfavorable time 
of the tide, those persons having the charge of the engines 
and apparatus, would be compelled to look on, unable to ex- 
tinguish it. 

The amount expended under the direction of the Board 
of Engineers for repairs, &c. has been $527.68. Total ex- 
penditures on account of the Fire Department the past year, 
has been $1,705.18. 

A table of the fires from February 1st, 1862, to February 
1st, 1863, is annexed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SYLVESTER H. HEBARD, Chief Engineer. 

Dorchester, February 1, 1863. 



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48 



VITAL STATISTICS, FOR 1862. 



BIRTHS REGISTERED DURING THE YEAR. 

Males 152. Females 127. Whole number 279. 

Of these there were four pairs of twins. 

NATIVITY OF PARENTS. 

Fathers. Mothers. 
Dorchester. 30 24 

Other towns in the United States 102 107 

British Provinces 8 7 

England 9 8 

Scotland 5 7 

Ireland 114 116 

France 1 2 

Germany 11 6 

Portugal 1 

Norway 1 

Not stated 2 2 

279 279 



49 



INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGES— 1862. 



MALES. 


BIRTHPLACE OF FEMALES. 


Birthplace. 


Total 


Dorches. ^ gt^tes. 
ter 


British 
Provinces 


England 


Ireland 


Scotland 


Dorchester 
U. States 
British Pro. 
England 
Ireland 
Scotland 
Germany 
France 


15 
39 
7 
3 
26 
1 
1 
1 


2 

11 

2 

1 


11 

26 
1 

2 

1 
1 


2 
2 
3 

2 


1 
1 


24 


1 


Total males 


93 


15 


42 


9 


2 


24 


1 



MARRIAGES— 1862. 



MALES. 


BIKTHPLACE OF FEMALES. 


Birthplace 


Total 


Dorchester 


U. states 


British Prov 


England. 




Dorchester 
U. States 
British Pro. 
England 
France 


8 
35 
6 
3 
1 


2 
8 
2 


4 
24 
1 
3 
1 


2 
3 
2 


1 




Total males 


53 


12 


33 


7 


1 





50 



DEATHS REGISTERED IN 1862. 

Whole number of Deaths, 162 Males, 70 Females, 92. 

(Stillborn, 0.) 



Date 

of 

Death. 


NAMES. 


AGE. 


Place of Birth. 


Disease or 


>5 


1 


1 


cause of Death. 


Jan. 1 


Lyman Morrison 


""5" 


■■2' 


"s" 


Boston 


Railroad accident 


4 


John TuUey 


42 






Ireland 


Diarrhea 


6 


Jeremiah Woodward 




4 


9 


Dorchester 


Limg Fever 


15 


John Finn 


40 






Ireland 


Fits 


18 


Grace W. Clark 


66 


3 


28 


HoUis, N. H. 


Apoplexy 


22 


Nellie Dayis 


4 


8 


20 


Needham 


Scarlet Fever 


26 


Annie Coates 




10 


1 


Dorchester 


Lung Fever 


27 


Sarah Gushing 


79 




16 


Hingham 


Paralysis 


27 


Elizabeth F. Tileston 


25 


9 


23 


Boston 


Consumption 


Feb. 1 


Cornelius J. Leonard 


2 


1 


14 


Dorchester 


Lung Fever 


3 


Wm. C. Summerhayes 


18 




4 


Nantucket 


Typhoyd Fever 


5 


Mary Matilda Whorf 


19 


6 


29 


Truro 


Consumption 


13 Daniel M. Douglass 






4 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


18 


Asa Cole 


80 


2 


26 


Orleans 


Paralysis 


21 


Richard TJrann 


77 


3 


3 


Boston 


Chronic Diarrhea 


25 


Edwin C Campbell 


2 


3 


14 




Brain Fever 


March 4 


Henrietta M. Martin 


66 


4 


2 


Portsmouth, N. H, 


Consumption of Bowels 


4 


Mary Keefe 


38 






Ireland 


Consumption 


9 


Edward Vernon Page 


1 




15 


Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


10 


Wilham Blake Holder 




3 


11 


" 


Convulsions 


10 


Rachel Thompson 


61 


9 


5 


TTalpole 


Heart Disease 


11 


Blizebeth McKendry 


76 


6 


10 


Needham 


Congestion of Lungs 


12 


John Henry Brigham 


22 




22 


Boston 


Consumption 


19 


Alfred Spargo 


82 


6 




England 


Cholic 


20 


Levi G. Berry 


40 


6 


8 


Wayne, Me. 


Consumption 


20 


Michael Glynn 






14 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


27 


Annie M. Kelly 


2 


2 


8 


" 


Pneumonia 


30 


EUen Regan 


42 






Ireland 


Cancer 


April 1 


Margaret Gorman 


2 


2 




Dorchester 


Scalded, Accidental 


1 


Mary Bird 


82 




15 


Boston 


Lung Fever 


1 


Mary Martin 


70 






Ireland 


Dropsy 


3 


Martha L. Sumner 


32 


3 


14 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


6 


Mary J. Soudder 


39 






Dexter, Me.' 


u 


7 


Delia C. Rhodes 


41 


5 


18 


Provincetown 


Cancer 


7 


Emily Jane Robbins 




3 


29 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


9 


Arthur Davenport 




2 


22 


" 


Whooping cough 


12 


Charlotte Davenport 


62 


10 


18 


a 


Paralysis 


14 


James McEnemy 


46 






Ireland 


Consiunption 


15 


Eliza Keating 


8 




14 


Dorchester 


u 


20 


Frances Jane Fennell 


4 


7 




Dayton, Ohio 


Scarlet Fever 


24 


Joseph Marshall 


32 






Dorchester 


Suicide 


25 


Betsey Center 


82 


8 


3 


Portland, Me. 


Old Age 


26 


Margaret McDermott 


52 






Ireland 




May 1 


John Reardon 








" 


Cholera Morbus 


1 


Mary Ann McGovem 


4 


1 


26 


Dorchester 


Disease of Brain 


4 


Mary H. B. Wate 


18 


6 


15 


" 


Consimiption 


5 


Charles H. Seaverns 


54 


8 




Roxbury 


Cast away in a boat 


12 


Mercy B. Sonle 


30 


1 


22 


Scituate 


Consumption 


13 


Annie E. Pratt 


30 


9 


17 


Winthrop, Me. 


Malmatanusis 


14 


James H. Knox 


36 


7 


14 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


16 


Alice Yose 




6 




" 


Teething 


19 


Arthur F. Merritt 


7 


3 


8 


Hingham 


Scarlet Fever 


19 


Richard Atwood 


39 




28 


Wellfleet 


Diabetis 


21 


Emma L. Merritt 


3 


7 




Hingham 


Scarlet Fever 


22 


Martin Brannon 




9 




Dorchester 


Whooping cough 


22 


James Regan 




9 




u 


Disease of Bowels 


24 


Michael CofTey 






16 


" 


Convulsions 


26 


Mary Murphj' 


46 






Ireland 


Drowned accidental 


,30 


Simon Brown 


47 


6 




Epsom, N.H 


Inflamation of Bowels 


30 


Eunice S. Camm (col'd 


24 


6 


21 


Littleton 


Consumption 


June ] 


Sylvester Riley, jr. 




9 




Dorchester 


Convulsions 


2 


Mary Bodgers 


33 






Ireland 


Consumption 


2 


AUce Lee Clement 


4 


9 




Dorchester 


Scarlet Fever 


4 


Joel R. Howe 


76 


11 


14 


Sturbridge 


Paralysis 



51 



Date 
of 


NAJIES. 




AGE 


. 


Place of Birth. 


Disease or 


Death. 


>< 


d 


fl^ 


Cause of Death. 


June 6 


Rebecca T. WitHngton 


'45" 


"s' 




Charleston, S. C. 


Consumption 


6 


Charles Frederick Nute 


5 


1 


6 


Roxbury 


Scarletiaa 


10 


Elizabeth Fergusoji 


92 




3 


Saco, Me. 


Old Age 


13 


Oliver Conant 


86 


7 




Bridgewater 


" 


18 


Cherry Anna Savil 


21 


2 




Dorchester 


Consumption 


29 


Edward McLaughlin 


6 






" 


Drowned, accidental 


July 1 


Patrick Eoote 


3 


10 




(( 


Measles 


1 


John H. Withington 


7 


10 


22 


" 


Inflamation of Lungs 


2 


Lewistou H. Wate 


21 


9 


1 


Hallowell, Me. 


Disease of Lungs 


5 


Clement R. Sumner 




3 


12 


Dorchester 


Consumption 


6 


John Arris 


50 


1 


21 


Lisbon, Me. 


Cancer 


6 


Emma Frances Daniels 


4 


8 


8 


Dorchester 


Cyanosis 


7 


Catharine Whorley 


11 


11 


20 


Ireland 


Dropsy 


9 


Caroline G. Hammoncl 


24 


6 




Quincy 


Consmnption 


10 


Charles Ayres 


63 


5 


23 


Boston 


General Debility 


13 


Timothy Coughlau 


68 






Ireland 


Old Age 


16 


Edward D. Clark 


64 


4 


21 


Boston 


Dropsy 


23 


Mary Ann Sullivan 


1 




7 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


24 


Hannah Lyons 


24 




4 


England 


Consumption 


26 


Michael Sweeney 




11 




Roxbury 


Croup 


26 


Harriet Frazier 


46 


8 


28 


Needham 


Erysepilas 


29 


Mary C, "Wyatt 


74 


1 




Kensington, N. H. 


Old Age 


30 


George E. Withington 


3 


11 


6 


Dorchester 


Diptheria 


Aug. 8 


Sally Amory 


67 


5 


14 


Boston 


Carcinoma 


11 


Daniel Hannigan 




6 


19 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


16 


Hannah Connelly 




10 




" 


u 


16 


Ellen Allen 


35 






Ireland 


Consumption 


18 


Herbert F. C. Geiger 


40 


5 


5 


Germany 


Cholera 


19 


John E. Haligan 


1 


3 




Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


23 


Mary Grifln 


35 






Ireland 


Consumption 


25 


Reuben Howes 


38 


10 


1 


Chatham 


" 


25 


Frances L. Withington 


32 




17 


Roxbury 


Irtflamation 


27 


Hanora McEneny 


32 






Ireland 


Consumption 


28 


Hattie A. M. Brown 




9 




Dorchester 


Teething 


29 


Elizabeth Nichols 


84 


7 


7 


Bedford 


Paralysis 


29 


WiUiam R. Porter 


21 




15 


Boston 


Killed 2d B. Run battle 


Sept- 2 


Ann Galligher 




10 




Dorchester 


Convulsions 


2 


Jane Brown 


42 






England 


Abortion 


2 


BUa M. Bird 


1 


1 


21 


Dorchester 


Dysentery 


3 


James Lary 


1 


10 




" 


Cholera Infantum 


4 


George Lewis Fisher 


59 


6 


9 


" 


Consumption of blood 


5 


Joseph R. Withington 




2 


11 


(1 


Canker 


5 


Laurinda D. Bowman 


16 


7 


11 


(I 




5 


Thomas S. Erskine 


44 




14 


Roxbury 


Dropsy 


7 


Flora Cutler 






2 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


8 


Eliaa W. Murray 


27 






Ireland 


Consumption 


8 


Elizabeth Lannehan 


37 


2 




" 


Delirium Tremens 


10 


Benjamin Stone, jr. 


44 


8 


13 


Dorchester 


Wounds re'd2d B.R.bat 


12 


Mary Worcester 


82 


6 


9 


Saugus 


Old Age 


16 


Sarah A. Edwards 


32 


2 


12 


Mt. Desert, Me. 


Typhoid Fever 


16 


Edward Garland 






5 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


17 


John Percival 


83 


5 


14 


West Barnstable 


Cholera Morbus 


17 


Lucina Snell 




10 




Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


18 


Jane B. Mosely 


69 


1 


27 


" 


Dropsy 


21 


John Cuniff 


9 


11 




Quincy 


Killed by Steam Cars 


22 


Andrew L. Gandy 


1 


8 


3 


Cape May Co. N.J. 


Croup 


24 


Chadboum Greenwood 


16 






Dorchester 


Consumption 


26 


Samuel Cooledge Bird 


65 


6 




" 


Paralysis of Brain 


28 


Lizzie W. Rich 


2 


3 




" 


Convulsions 


28 


Sally Hill 


58 




11 


Marblehead 


Bilious Fever 


29 


Sophia Humphrey 


77 


3 


18 


Braintree 


Old Age 


Oct. 3 


Charlotte R. Gleason 


1 


2 


7 


Dorchester 


Cholera Infantum 


5 


Mary Coyle 




2 




" 


Teething 


6 


Patrick Lannehani 




3 


28 


C( 


[nfantile 


8 


Isaac Hall Stimpson 


23 


5 




Hillsboro', lU. 


Woun'd bat. Antietam 


17 


George French 




2 


17 


Attleboro' 


[nfantile 


18 


Francis B. Barnard 


26 


6 


10 


South Boston 


Bilious Fever 


21 


Stephen Gulliver 


67 


3 


17 


Boston 


Paralysis 


28 


WilUam Perry 


82 






Dedham 


Stoppage 


29 


Anna Haggerty 




3 




Dorchester 


Infantile 


Nov. 6 


LucyWhittier 


78 


1 


24 


Suffleld, Ct. 


Abdominal Tumor 



52 



Date 




AGE 








of 
Death. 


NAMES. 






Place of Birth. 


Disease or 


- 


S 


s 


Cause of Death 


Nov. 7 


Malachi Crocldock, jr. 






1 


Dorchester 


Infantile 


10 


Joanna DriscoU 


16 




26 


" 


Consumption 


16 


John McDonald 




6 






Fits 


17 


Elizabeth Snow 


88 


10 


21 


" 


Old Age 


21 


William Murphy 


2 


7 




It 


Marasmus 


22;Abel Hocking 


32 


9 




Enc;land 


Concussion of Brain 


26 Luthor Pratt 


77 




6 


Marlboro', Vt 


Consumption 


27 James Douivan 




9 


Al 


Dorchester 


Diarrhea 


Deo. 1 Ann Mooney 


28 






Ireland 


Typhoid Fever 


4jMary Killroy 


68 








Consumption 


5| Amanda W. Savage 


56 






Boston 


Paralysis 


9 Thomas Moran 


1 




3 


Dorchester 


Teething 






7 


9 


Boston 


Perpura 


14 Grace E. Whiton 


5 


11 


19 


" 


Diptheria 


ISjSusannah Hall 


80 


6 


3 


Dorchester 


Cancer 


16>Iary Murphy 


67 






Ireland 


Congestion of Lungs 


16 i Maria Dunmore 


63 




12 


Milton 


Consumption of Blood 


21 


Lucy C. Taft 


67 




10 


AVareham 


Carcinoma 


21 


Wilham E. Blake 


20 


1 


13 


Dorchester 


Chronic Diarrhea 


25 


Lucy Hallett 


2 






" 


Scarlet Fever 


■ 25 


John A. Patterson 




10 




Boston 


Congestion of Lungs 


27 


Mary F. Pratt 


( 


10 




Quincy 


" " 


27 


Julia Reardon 


2V 


3 




Ireland 


Consumption 


27 


Samuel W. Young 


21 




29 


Canaan, N. H. 


(( 


27 


Ernest Berthold 


38 






Germany 


" 


28' Otis Hopkins 


27 


10 


21 


Brewster 


" 


29 


Edward H Hooper. 


3 




12 


Oharlestown 


Croup 



THEIR DISEASES WERE :— 



Abortion, 1 

Accidental, 2 

Apoplexy. , 1 

Cancer, 4 

Canker, 1 

Carceuoma, 2 

Cholera Infantum 7 

Cholera Morbus, 2 

Cholera, 1 

Cholic, 1 

Chronic Diarrhea, 2 

Concussion of Brain, 1 

Congestion of Lungs 4 

Consumption, 33 

Consumption of Blood 2 

" Bowels,. . 1 

Convulsions, 5 

Croup, 3 

Cyanosis, 1 

Delirium Tremens, 1 

Diabetis 1 



Diarrhea, 2 

Diptheria, 2 

Disease of Brain 1 

'' Bowels, • . 1 

" Heart, 1 

Dropsy, 5 

Drowned, 2 

Dysentery, 1 

Erysepilas 1 

Fever, Bilious 2 

" Brain 1 

" Lung, 5 

" Scarlet 7 

" Typhoid 3 

Fits, 2 

General Debility, 1 

AVhooping Cough, 2 

Intantile, 8 

Inflamation, 1 

" of Bowels, 1 

" of Liings, 1 



Killed in Battle, 1 

" by Steam Cars,. ... 1 

Malmatanusis, 1 

Marasmus, 1 

Measles, 1 

Old Age, 8 

Paralysis, 8 

Perished with Cold, 1 

Perpui-a, 1 

Pneumonia, 1 

Scarletina, 1 

Stoppage, 1 

Suicide, 1 

Teetliing, 4 

Tumor, 1 

Wounds received in battle, 2 
Not stated, 2 



162 



THE AGES OF THE DECEASED WERE :— 



Under 1 year, 31 

1 to 2 years, 8 

2to 5 " 16 

5 to 10 " 9 

10 to 15 " 1 

15 to 20 " 6 



20 to 30 years, 16 



30 to 40 
40 to 50 
50 to 60 
60 to 70 
70 to 80 



80 to 90 years, 10 

90 to 100 " 1 

Not stated, 1 

162 



THE DEATHS WERE IN THE MONTH OF 



January 9 

February 7 

March 12 

April 15 



May 17 jSeptember 25 

June 10 October 9 

July 17 November 9 

August 13 



December. 



. 19 
162 



THE PLACES OF THEIR NATIVITY WERE :— 



Dorohoster 64 [ Germany . 

United States 71 Unknown. 

England • ■ 4 

Ireland 19 



162 



53 

At a meeting of the DORCHESTER ANTIQUARIAN 
AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, held in Dorchester Janu- 
ary 30, 1863, the President, Hon. E. P. Tilbston, in the chair. 

The Donations received since the last Annual Meeting were 
announced ; whereupon it was, on motion 

Voted, unanimously. That the thanks of this Society be res- 
pectfully tendered to the institutions and individuals hereinaf- 
ter mentioned, by whose thoughtful generosity the Library and 
Cabinet of the Society have, during the past year, been much 
enlarged and enriched by donations of Manuscripts, Books, 
Pamphlets, Maps, Engravings, and other Prints, Coins,' Relics 
and Curiosities ; that is to say : — 

To the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the cities of Boston 
and Roxbury the towns of Dorchester and Milton, the First 
Parish in Dorchester, the Smithsonian Institution, the U. S. 
Sanitary Commission, the Regents of the University of New 
York, Chicago Historical Society, the Essex Institute, Hon. 
Robert C. Winthrop, LL. D., Hon. Edmund P. Tileston, Hon. 
Wm. D. Swan, Hon. James M. Robbins, Edmund J. Baker, Esq. 
Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, Edward Jarvis, M. D., Benjamin 
Cushing, M. D., Joseph Williams, A. M., Mrs. Benjamin Kent, 
Edwin A. Wadleigh, Alpheus Hardy, Frederick F. Hassam, 
Dea. Henry Humphreys, Samuel Blake, George Arnold, Eben- 
ezer Clapp, Nathaniel W. Tileston, Miss Elizabeth Dorr, Mrs. 
Jane Williams, Henry N. Hooper & Co., John Farrington, Al- 
fred H. Sumner, John Wingate Ttornton, LL. B., Georo-e 
Yendall, Col. William W. Clapp, jr., Mrs. Eben'r Clapp, Wil- 
liam Blake, Mrs. Thaddeus Clapp, James Swan, Samuel Swan, 
William B. Trask, Chas. M. S. Churchill, Edward Holden. 
A true copy of Record. 

Attest, EDWARD HOLDEN, 

Librarian. 





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