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TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL EEPORT 



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OF THE 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER: 



WITH REPORTS OP THE 



SELECTMEN, AND OTHER TOA¥N OFFICERS, 



FOR THE 



Yeax' eiatlliig Jaiixiax'y 31, 1SG6. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER, PRINTERS, No. 4 SPRING LANE. 

4 18 6 6. 



^orcbcstcr ^ntiqunviau anb ^Vistorical Sotictji. 



At a meeting of tlie Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, held in 
Dorchester, January 18, 1866, the President, Hon. Edmund P. Tileston, in 
the chair, the Librarian having read the record of donations received since the 
last annual meeting, it was 

Voted, unanimously, that tlie Society publicly express their grateful 
acknowledgments to the institutions and individuals hereinafter named, for 
the appropriate and generous donations made by them during the year past, 
for the increase and enrichment of the library and cabinet of the Society, 
by which oiir catalogue of manuscripts, books, pamphlets, maps, engravings, 
coins, relics and curiosities, has been largely augmented; that is to say: — 

To the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, the Town of 
Dorchester, the Trustees of the Public Library of New Bedford, the Bunker 
Hill Monument Association, Hon. G. Washington "Warren, Jacob ^V. Eeed, 
Esq., Eben M. Stone, Benjamin Cushing, M. D., James H.Upham, Thomas 
Coombs, Esq., Dorchester, England, Giles Simmons, Esq., Dorchester, Eng- 
land, Hon. Edmund P. Tileston, Samuel A. Greene, M. D., Rev. James H. 
Means, Thomas Groom, Henry G. Denny, Esq., Edmund J. Baker, Esq., 
Samuel Blake, Albert C. Clapp, Nathaniel Crane, Daniel C Baker, Edwin A. 
Wadleigh, Esq., Rev. Erederick A. Whitney, Ebenezer Clapp, Esq., Alfred 
H. Sumner, Edward Holden, Samuel B. Pierce, Thomas Waterman, Thomas 

W. Haskins, Daniel C. Colesworthy, Mrs. Freeman, of New York, 

Mrs. Thaddeus Clapp, Miss Marj- Carlton, Mrs. Ebenezer Clapp, Miss Eliza 
Dorr, Miss Lydia Lewis, Charles M. S. Churchill, Esq., Hon. James M. 
Bobbins, Nathaniel W. Coffin, James Swan, Nathaniel W. Tileston, William 
B. Trask. 

A true cojiy of record. 

Attest: EDWARD HOLDEN^ Librarian. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL EEPORT 



OP THE 



llemjjfe iiud (BapwMim^ 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER: 



WITH REPORTS OF THE 



SELECTMEN, AND OTHER TO¥N OFFICERS, 



Year encling Janxxary 31, 1866. 




BOSTON: 

WRIGHT & POTTER, PRINTERS, No. 4 SPRING LANE. 
18 6 6. 



EEPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



Fellow-Tow:n'smen': — 

The close of another year brings with it to us 
the duty of submitting the Annual Keport of the 
receipts and expenditures of the town for the year 
past, with such statements relative thereto as may 
be explanatory, interesting, or seemingly called for. 

The duties which, through the favor of our towns- 
men, we have been called to perform a second year, 
we have endeavored to fulfil to the best of our 
judgment for the interest of the town; and, although 
in some instances we have expended money m con- 
siderable excess of appropriations, in every instance 
it has been done with the sole intention of promot- 
ing the good of the town, after careful consideration, 
and with the belief that if special town meetings 
(which we have endeavored to avoid,) had been 
called, the money we have expended would have 
been readily voted. The financial condition of the 
town is, we are happy to say, most flattering to 
the tax-payers. It will be seen that all the notes 
which, at the commencement of the last year, were 
held against the town, overdue, payable on demand, 
and due in 1865, together with all instalments due, 
have been met and paid without renewal, and that 



the debt of the town is reduced $61,600. There is 
also a larger amount of cash on hand in the treas- 
ury than at the close of last year, and there is no 
outstanding note for temporary loan. If no unlooked 
for event occurs in town affairs, it appears to us 
that, with the prospect of a considerably smaller 
State tax the coming year, the rate for taxes must 
be much less than that of the last year. 

Schools. 
The expenditures on account of schools have been 
less than the amount appropriated and incomes. 
The income from school funds has been somewhat 
larger the past year on account of the assiduity of 
the town treasurer in collecting interest on notes 
due, some of which had not been collected for a 
number of years, and also to the investment of moneys 
not " before funded. The Stoughton School Fund 
has been increased by extra dividends declared by 
banks in changing from State to J^Tational institu- 
tions. Very favorable purchases of coal for the 
town were made at a much less pric6 than the rul- 
ing rate has been. The school-house and land on 
Commercial Street (Maverick,) has been sold to 
Franklin King, Esq., for |2,400. 

• Poor ik the Almshouses. 

This institution remains under the same superin- 
tendence as the last year, and the duties of Mr. and 
Mrs. Kean have been performed to the entire satis- 
faction of the overseers. The position Mr. and 



Mrs. Kean occupy calls for duties which none can 
know who have not learned them by actual experi- 
ence. The real or fancied wants of the aged, 
helpless, weak-minded, and indigent, who have 
perhaps seen better days, are many, and the 
kindness with which those wants have been met 
by the superintendents is worthy of especial praise. 
The general good health of the inmates the past 
year, (the expense of physician's attendance at the 
house having been but ten dollars,) we think shows 
conclusively that the inmates are carefully provided 
for. The present number of inmates is twenty; 
number, February 1, 1865, was fifteen; number 
admitted during the past year, ten; number dis- 
charged, four; died, one. A much larger number 
of transient persons has been provided with food 
and lodging the past year than formerly — 284. 
These persons are, in most cases, sent to the 
establishment by the overseers and by our towns- 
people, to be taken care of overnight, rather than 
to feed them at private residences and then allow 
them to stray into the streets, barns, or some out- 
building, to sleep or perhaps accidentally to set the 
building on fire in the night. The former is, in 
our judgment, the proper course to take, as the 
town can better afibrd to lodge indigent travellers 
and beggars than to have them in the streets at 
night, necessitating a larger night-watch and police 
force. 

The barn connected with this establishment, 
together with the whole crop of hay secured, was 



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burned the past season. Much of the latter would 
have been sold and the proceeds credited to this 
account. Owing to the necessary expenditures on 
account of the fire, the cells of the Lock-up have 
not been altered, as intended. 

Among the expenditures will be seen a consider- 
able amount paid for a force-pump and for hose. 
This pump and hose did much towards saving the 
carpenter shop and sheds from burning when the 
barn was burned. By them water can be carried 
all over the house, and in case of fire they may be 
of great service. 

Poor out of Almshouse. 

The calls for assistance to this unfortunate class of 
our people have been more than was anticipated. By 
the operation of the law of 1865, chapter 230, relating 
to the settlement of persons who have served in the 
army and navy of the United States, eight widows 
with their families have been added to the list- of 
persons receiving aid on this account. The extreme 
unwillingness of the poor of foreign birth to be sent 
to the State Almshouse at Bridgewater, and their 
expressed horror of that institution, induced us to 
visit it, perhaps at an unfavorable time, the superin- 
tendent, Mr. Goodsj)eed, being at the time sick. We 
are free to confess we are less inclined to send 
paupers there than before our visit. The duties of 
Overseers of the Poor require of them sympathy and 
kindness, and often much firmness; but "^hich of 
these virtues in justice to exercise, is in many cases 
hard to determine. 



Insaxe est Hospitals. 

Seven persons are now supported at the different 
hospitals. 'New cases the past year, three; discharged 
from hospitals, two. This unfortunate class of persons 
cannot be cared for at our almshouse as they require, 
and the money spent for their board at the hospitals is 
a pure charity. 

Highways. 
The burning of the barn at the almshouse, in which 
four horses, a yoke of oxen, harnesses and many tools 
belonging to this department were lost, thereby 
necessitating the hiring of nearly all the teams used 
in the construction and repair of our highways, has 
caused a great increase in the amount expended. 
"We are now, from experience, convinced that the 
town can, and did, save nearly twenty-five per cent, in 
the cost of repairs of highways by owning its teams; 
the amount of labor performed by hired teams in a 
given time, is very much less than has been done by 
the town teams in the same time. Men hired at 
second hand to labor, do not feel that responsibility or 
interest in the work that those do who are directly 
responsible to the town. We do not intend to reflect 
upon persons employed the past year, but state the 
facts as we know them. JSTo man can afford to own 
and support teams to let or hire to the town, without 
receiving a compensation and profit, and the town can 
support teams as well and as cheaply as any individual. 
The amount of labor done upon the highways the past 
year, we believe has never been exceeded, if it has 
been nearly equalled. The streets of Dorchester so 



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much used by heavy teams, and so near to the centre 
of business, are subjected to more wear than the 
streets of most towns m our vicinity, and our citizens 
desire as good, smooth roads as the best. Dorchester 
Avenue has been graded ahnost ita whole length from 
Boston line to Milton. The new road from Port 
^N^orfolk to Commercial Street, and Commercial Street, 
both widened and graded. A large amount of work 
has been done in the vicinity of Hyde Park, and 
many other streets have been repaired and graded. 
We think the streets of Dorchester were, at the close 
of the season, in very good repair. "Washington 
Street will require a good dressing the coming season, 
as will Boston Street, Hancock Street, and the streets 
between Dedham line and the Lower Mills village. 
Although the amount expended upon the highways 
has been so much in excess of the appropriation, we 
feel the money was judiciously expended under the 
circumstances, and the work well done. The heavy 
teaming from the ledges of Milton and Quincy, and 
the carrying of so much lumber and coal as is dis- 
tributed from the wharfs of our enterprising townsmen 
over our streets, makes it desirable that the very best 
possible material to be obtained, be used in repairing. 
We have examined a rock-crushing machine owned 
by the City of Koxbury, and used in preparing 
material for the repair of the streets of that city. 
We are much pleased with it, and think the time will 
soon come, if it has not already, when our town may 
with economy own and use a like machine. We 
understand such machines are in use in Cambridge, 



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Hartford, ISTew Haven and other places, and give 
entire satisfaction. The machine crushes the rock so 
that it is ready to be spread upon the streets, making 
a material of the very best quality for use, and which 
will pay to cart a long distance, which is not the case 
ivith ordinary gravel. 

'We ought not to omit to say that we have low- 
ered the grade of Centre Street, in front of the 
residences of Joseph Dix, C. V. Whitten and 
I. S. Smith, Esquires, thereby obtaining nearly 
four thousand loads of excellent material with which 
to grade other streets. We have paid for material, 
and to Messrs. Rich for labor in building a new wall 
for Mr. Smith, f 359.37; to Mr. Payson for building a 
new wall for Mr. "Whitten, $438 ; and there will be 
due Mr. Payson, $180.66, when the wall is finished. 
We have received from Mr. Dix, f 250 in labor and 
cash, for the betterment of his estate by the lowering 
of the grade of the street. This job, which at one 
time looked quite formidable, owing to the peculiar 
character of the road-bed, (being a slate-ledge,) has, 
we feel sure, been done to the advantage of the town 
and the abutters. 

The track of the horse railroad on Dorchester 
Avenue, between Centre and Park Streets, has been 
removed from the middle to the easterly side of 
the street, and is found to be a great improvement. 
We have had consultations with the officers of the 
Metropolitan Pailroad Company, relative to their 
removing in like manner the remainder of the track 
on Dorchester Avenue ; but the financial condition of 



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the corporation was so strongly urged as an excuse 
that we did not press the matter. The great conve- 
nience of the railroad to so large a number of our 
citizens, and the very ready disposition manifested 
by its officers to avoid inconvenience to other travel, 
while accommodating the patrons of the road, have 
been pleasing and beneficial to both railroad and 
traveller. The experiment of using dummy engines 
upon the tracks has been tried, and from some cause, 
discontinued upon the Quincy road; these engines are 
still used upon the Metropolitan road from Park 
Street to the Mills, and very generally liked by pas- 
sengers; the objection that they frighten horses, we 
have heard, but no petition has been presented asking 
us to order their discontinuance. With really careful 
engineers and conductors, and, perhaps, with some 
improvements, it seems to us they may be used with 
safety to other modes of travel. 

FrRE Department. 
The expenditures under this head are all made by 
and under the approval of the Chief Engineer of that 
department, whose report is herewith presented. 
The department so necessary for the protection of 
property, is in a favorable condition, and its members 
are entitled to the gratitude of the town, and a 
larger compensation than they now receive. 

JSToTES AND Interest. 

The total amount of the indebtedness of the town, 
February 1, 1865, was |177,600. The total amount 
February 1, 1866, is |116,000. 



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The termiiiation of payments on accoiuit of State 
aid to soldiers' families in almost every instance, will 
obviate the necessity of borrowing money, for that 
purpose, the coming year; while the payment of so 
large an amount of the debt of the town, will lessen 
materially the amount of interest to be paid; the 
amount of the town debt becoming due in 1866, 
being only |9,000, against |48,100 last year. Thanks 
to a kind Providence and our brave soldiers and 
sailors, the necessity of raising more money for 
recruiting purposes no longer exists. 

Cemeteries. 

A larger appropriation for the care of cemeteries 
can with propriety be made. It must be apparent to 
all that the resting places of the bodies of so many of 
our ancestors and friends can be made more attractive, 
and the tablets erected to perpetuate their memories 
should be repau-ed and re-set. The wall around the 
IS^orth Cemetery needs repairing, and the fence 
between the cemetery and the lots on the easterly side 
should be rebuilt. 

LiGHTrN^G Streets. 
A large number of new lamp-posts for street lamps 
has been erected the past year, and the lamps lighted 
by the town. The increased number and also the 
higher price paid for gas have caused the excess of 
expenditure. As the lamp-posts and lamps are 
erected without cost to the town, and our streets 
lighted with only the expense of oil and gas, we 



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think the increase in number of lights should be 
encouraged. 

Police a:n^d Watchmen. 

We have employed but two night watchmen the 
past year, and Sunday pohce have been employed only 
when absolutely necessary. 

Incideis^tal an^d Gen^eeal Remarks. 

The use of the rooms in J. H. Robinson's building 
for town offices, has been found very convenient for 
all having business with the town, and the cost of 
rent amply repaid in the comfort to all concerned. 
"We have caused the law library and furniture in the 
offices to be insured. The Town Hall has been 
cleaned and made as decent as practicable, and may 
answer for the use of the town for a few years to 
come. 

The reservoir, or rather place from which to obtain 
water in case of fire, in Draper's Court, Meeting- 
House Hill, having become entirely out of repair, and 
the covering so rotten as to be extremely dangerous, 
we have had it thoroughly rebuilt at a cost of $594.86, 
making a never-failing reservoir, eighteen feet across 
by some ten feet deep, from which water can be 
obtained when needed. A large amount of fencing 
has been done the past year; on Dorchester Avenue, 
near Boston line, on both sides of the avenue at the 
school pasture lots, on Park Street, Washington and 
oilier streets, to save liability to damages. Many 
culverts made of Burnettized plank have been put 



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throiigli sidewalks to take tKe surface drainage from 
our streets. By an Act of the legislature last winter, 
the County Commissioners were authorized to rebuild 
the bridge over ISTeponset River, known as Granite 
Bridge, and to put it in order for travel at the expense 
of the county, after which it was to be kept in repair 
and maintained at the expense of the towns of Milton 
^and Dorchester. Being desirous of avoiding as much 
as possible the expense of keeping a wooden bridge 
in repair, we agreed with the Commissioners that they 
should build a large proportion of the structure in this 
town by solid filling within stone abutments, instead 
of wooden piles, for which we have paid $900. Only 
a small portion of the wooden bridge is in Dorchester. 
The expense of tending the draw in the bridge is 
equally borne by the towns of Milton and Dorchester. 
We are assured the cost of the solid structure to the 
county was much more than the amount we paid 
therefor. The street leading from Adams Street to 
the bridge, the Commissioners have named Granite 
Avenue, and the bridge, IlTorfolk Bridge. The avenue 
and bridge are free from toll, and there is now no 
toll bridge or avenue in ]!*^orfolk County. 

The walls built to hold the filling in constructing 
Park Street through the land of Mrs. Walter Baker 
were thrown down last spring by the action of the 
frost and the wash of the street; the town thereby 
became liable for damages both to the owner of the 
land and its lessee, while the danger to the passengers 
who travelled over the street was very great. About 
the same time the heavy bank wall on ISTeponset 



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Avenue, opposite the estate of Mr. Mansfield, fell over. 
Knowing that these walls must be rebuilt, without 
calling a town meeting for an appropriation, we 
engaged Mr. George Clapp to rebuild the wall on 
I^eponset Avenue, and Mr. Jeremiah Toomey, those 
on Park Street. The ' work has been well done ; all 
the walls which had any appearance of being insecure 
have been relaid. The expense of material and labor^ 
on IS^eponset Avenue wall, was f836; that of the 
Park Street walls, f 1,722.21. A person passing up 
Park Street at the tune repairs were being made, 
was, it is said, injured by the falling of a derrick used 
by the workmen, and has commenced an action against 
the town for damages. We do not consider that he 
was injured by any defect of the highway, or by any 
want of care on the part of the town, and think he 
has no just claim for compensation from the town. 
The planking on Park Street in front of the building 
owned by Mr. King, and known as Park Hall, having 
become rotten and dangerous on the part over the 
water, we have had a wall built there and filled the 
street with solid material, at an expense of f 402.^5. 

The street crossings over the Boston, Hartford and 
Erie Railroad on Stoughton, Harvard and JS'orfolk 
Streets, having become so decidedly dangerous by the 
caving of the embankments and want of proper pro- 
tection, and the town having been obliged to pay a 
bill for damage, we felt it to be for the interest of the 
town to make an agreement with that company that if 
they would furnish the gravel necessary, we would 
cart and spread the same, so as to make the crossings 



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safe and comfortable, the company to refund to the 
town the expense incurred, at the rate of twenty-three 
cents a yard for that put on Stoughton Street crossing, 
and the cost, whatever it might be on the other two 
streets. Six thousand six hundred and thirty-six 
yards were used on the Stoughton Street crossing, 
costing $1,526.28. Cost on the other two streets, 
$478.50. The bills for this labor have been approved, 
and we doubt not will be paid the coming season. 
We knew of no better way in which to manage the 
affair, wishing to have the streets safe for travel, and 
to place no unnecessary or avoidable hindrance to 
the completion and use of the railroad. The stone 
abutment on the southerly side of Stoughton Street 
at the railroad crossing, was not built upon the line of 
the street, and should be rebuilt. We are promised 
that the bridges on Harvard and J^orfolk Streets shall 
soon be rebuilt, as neither we or the engineer of the 
railroad, think them strong enough. The sums of 
$129.25 paid Gr. B. iS^^'chols, Esq., of Roxbury, and 
$50, paid Mr. George Sumner, of Milton, for injuries 
received in consequence of the negligence of this 
corporation, have been refunded to the town by the 
railroad company. 

The amount of $408.02 has been paid for capping 
and planking on the side of the new street from Port 
]Srorfolk to Commercial Street. 

After advertising for proposals to build a barn at 
the almshouse, forty by fifty feet, to replace the one 
burned, we contracted with Mr. E. McKechnie to 
build according to a plan and specifications, for the 



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sum of $2,650. The building has been finished entirely 
to our satisfaction, and is, we think, creditable to the 
builder and the town. Other bills charged to the fire 
account, will appear in the statement, among which 
bills are those for two yoke of oxen which we bought 
late in the fall, for use in moving stone, &c., this 
winter. They can be sold at an advanced price, when- 
ever it is thought best to do so. 

The town has paid the rent and gas bills for the 
armory for the Dorchester Kifles, the amount paid to 
be refunded by the State. A new safe for the 
preservation of the assessors' records has been bought 
at a cost of $600. 

The lot of gravel land on Adams Street near the 
estate of the late John Preston, Esq., being now of 
little use to the to"wn, we recommend its sale, provided 
a fair price is ofiered for it. Owing to the prevalence 
of the smallpox and varioloid, we, as the Board of 
Health, employed Dr. J. S. Greene to vaccinate the 
children of the public schools and others of the town 
who desired it, at the expense of the town. 

There are a number of places in the town, on 
Adams, Boston, and other streets, where the County 
Commissioners have at difierent times ordered the 
taking of land for the purpose of widening or 
straightening the streets, and the work has not been 
done as ordered, for the want of a sufficient appro- 
priation by the town. It seems to us the coming year 
will be a favorable time to complete the work ordered. 
The County Commissioners have ordered the street to 
be widened near the bridge over the Providence Pail- 



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road, near Hyde Park, the coming spring, and have 
also laid out a new street from near Paul's Bridge, 
throngh a part of H^^de Park near the woollen factory, 
crossing Piver Street east of the railroad bridge, and 
over ,the hill to Hyde Park Avenne, when a bridge 
shall have been made by the Boston, Hartford and 
Erie Railroad Compan}^, so that travel on this new 
street can pass under said railroad. The building of 
this street will require a considerable outlay. The 
Commissioners .have also ordered Cottage Street to be 
widened by taking land of Mr. F. Proctor, and the 
work is being done. They have also ordered Com- 
mercial Street, from Dorchester Avenue to near the 
steam planing mill, to be widened by taking land of 
sundry persons; and the work has been done. 

Agreeably to the requirements of chapter 45, 
General Statutes of Massachusetts, we would report 
that guide-posts with guide-boards upon them for the 
dnection of travellers, are erected in streets and ways 
within the town, where in our opinion they are neces- 
sary. Some guide-boards may need new painting 
the coming season, many new street signs are needed, 
and others need to be repaired and painted. 

JAMES H. UPHAM, 
WILLIAM POPE, 
W. HEKRY SWA:N', 

♦ Selectmen of Dorchester. 

Dorchester, February 12, 1866. 

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RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 



SCHOOLS. 



HIGH SCHOOL — GIBSON STREET. 



Paid Jonathan Kimball, for teaching, . 

Elbridge Smith, « «... 

Mary W.Hall, " " . . . 

Caroline W. Raymond, for teaching, . 
Jonathan Kimball, books and stationery for desk, 

" " " for indigent pupils, 

" « chemicals, 

" " binding books and keys, 

M. A. Bailey, instructing in drawing, . 
Nathaniel H. Bird, care of house, 

" " cleaning and extra work, 

Mrs. Heubener, cleaning, . 
J. D. Robinson, coal and wood, . 
Moses Pond, regulator, . . . 
Wright & Potter questions for candidates, 
G. H. Morse, diplomas, 
D. Clapp & Son, reports, . 
Eben. Clapp, crayons and ink, . 
Harvey Howe, repairs, 
H. J. Griswold, liquid slating, . 
J. P. Cotton, repairing pump, 
J. P. Tolman, cleaning furnace, funnel and labor 



11,651 


74 


103 


84 


600 


00 


600 00 


20 


36 


22 


46 




12 


18 


31 


83 


00 


75 


00 


41 


50 


3 


35 


183 


80 


,35 


00 


20 


00 


13 


50 


2 50 


15 


99 


19 


37 


90 


60 


1 


00 


14 25 



$3,615 69 



EVERETT SCHOOL — SUMMER STREET, 



Paid M. G. Daniell, for teaching, 
M. A. Gleason, « " 
E. M. Prou'ty, " " 
M. W.Brooks, « « 

Amount carried forward, . 



$1,150 00 


400 


00 


69 


00 


400 


00 



$2,019 00 



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Amount hrought forward, 
Paid A. B. Poor, for teaching, . 
M. C. Jacobs, " « 
L. E. Boise, « « 
A. E.Jones, " « 
M. G. Daniell, reports, books and keys, 
A. B. Poor, books for desk, 
■ J. H. Upham & Co., books for indigent pupils, 

" " " mats, chalk, ink, brushes, &c> 
J. D. Robinson, wood and coal, 
Martha Hook, sweeping, . 
P. Brannon, care of house, . 

" " preparing wood, 

" " cleaning vault, 

" " " house, 

E. McKechnie, carpenter work and stock, . 
Sajward &> Lothrop, mason work, 

" " furnace, brick and labor, 

Fawcetts & Hawkes, registers, pipes, &c., . 
C. P. Tolman, repairing, and funnel for furnace, 
H. J. Griswold, liquid slating, 
W. Curtis, labor and stock, 
J. G. Albright, labor and stock, 
J. P. Cotton, repairing pump, 
J. H. Bird, glazing, . 
O. Davenport, poker, . 
M. N. Cobb, dippers and repairs, 



$2,019 00 

387 50 

243 75 

268 75 

100 00 

10 42 

75 

43 29 

14 22 

249 75 

48 75 

70 00 

4 00 

6 00 

4 00 

503 01 

252 92 

1,200 00 

90 69 

20 37 

107 00 

4 75 

1 50 
3 00 

2 08 
75 

14 41 

$5,670 66 



MATHER SCHOOL MEETING HOUSE HILL. 



Paid Daniel B. Hubbard, for teaching, 
E. Frank Wood, " " 
M. L. Kinne, " " 

E. S. Jones, " « 

E. H. Crehore, 
L. C. Prouty, 
M. P. Pronk, 
M. A. Robinson, 
R. V. Humphrey, 
E. Frank "Wood, books for indigent pupils. 

Amount carried forward, . 



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a 


a 


a 


a 




a 


a 


a 


a 



$844 07 


252 


73 


438 


89 


400 


00 


400 


00 


400 00 


306 


25 


66 


67 


241 


98 


1 


46 



$3,352 05 



20 



Amount brought fonoard, 
Paid D. B, Hubbard, books for indigent pupils, 
J.H.Upham&Co. " " " 

M. P. Pronk, " " « 

" " books for desk, 

D. B. Hubbard, " " 

B. C. Bird, care of house, . 

" " repairs, . 
Mrs. Heubener, cleaning, . 
J. D. Robinson, wood and coal, 
L. Cliubbuck, 3 furnaces and appendages, 
Sayward & Lothrop, taking out and setting furnaces 
brick, &c., . .... 

A. Pope, Agent, lumber, . 
J. L. Picb, carpenter work and stock, 
George Fowler, labor and stock, 
M. L. Bradford & Co., bells, 

B. F. Campbell, Superintendent, fixtures for fui'naces, 
J. G. Albright, carpenter work, . 
J. M. Heubener, preparing wood, 
H. G. Griswold liquid slating, . 
J. W. Howe, glazing, 

J. H. Upham & Co., brushes, mats, pail and sponges, 
J. P. Tolman, cleaning furnace and repairing pump. 



ADAMS SCHOOL ADAMS STREET. 



$3,352 05 


17 


81 


9 


81 


4 55 




35 


2 


00 


161 


50 


5 


62 


2 


50 


256 


31 


1,286 


80 


219 


67 


39 


93 


39 


14 


11 


50 


9 


00 


164 70 


50 


12 


17 


50 


77 


80 


3 


82 


12 


70 


6 


50 



$5,763 30 



Paid Fred. L. Hosmer, for teachino;, 



05 



Ann Tolman, • 


ii 


ii 


M. E. Noyes, 


ii 


ii 


M. E. Weymouth, 


(i 


ii 


A. M. Gilbert, 


ii 


ii 


M. A. Emery, 


ii 


ii 


S. L. Elder, 


ii 


ii 


C. A. Bai-nard, 


ii 


ii 


T> lVT^Trm->rlv\r 


ii 


ii 



F. L. Hosmer, book and map and keyi 

" " books for desk, . 

A. Tolman, « « 

M.E. Noyes, " « 

Amount carried forward, . . 



$1,103 


85 


400 


00 


400 


00 


400 


00 


400 


00 


400 


00 


88 


89 


16 


66 


10 


50 


6 


10 


3 


25 


1 


69 




95 



$3,231 89 



21 



Amount hrought forward, " . 

Paid M. A. Emery, books for desk, 
A. M. Gilbert, " " 

F. L. Hosmer, books for indigent pupils, 
A. Tolman, « « " 

■ M. E. Noyes, " " " 

M.E.Weymouth," « « 

A. M. Gilbert, " " " 

M. A. Emery, " " " 

Nath. H. Bird, care of house and extra work, 

" " cleaning, 

Mrs. Heubener, " 
J. D. Robinson, wood and coal, 
J. P. Cotton, repairs on pump, 
Harvey Howe, repairs, 

D. Clapp & Son, reports, . 
Eben. Clapp, crayons and ink, 
J. W. Howe, glazing,' 
L. Chubbuck, furnace and appendages, 
Sayward & Lothrop, setting furnace and bricks, 

E. McKechnie, carpenter work and stock, 
J. P. Tolman, funnel and repairs, 

E. MuUiken, three clocks, . 

F. L. Hosmer, bell, thermometer, &c., . 



GIBSON SCHOOL SCHOOL STREET. 



$3,231 89 




50 




30 


] 


77 




80 


1 


84 


1 


16 




50 




50 


135 


25 


25 


50 


8 


86 


255 


75 


15 


50 


7 


25 


3 


00 


2 


52 


7 40 


369 


54 


109 


38 


44 


64 


18 


50 


33 


75 


5 


00 



$4,281 10 



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

Martha Foster, " " 

Fannie E. Harding, " " 

A. R. Poor, " " 

Edward Stickney, books for indigeM pupils, 

" " books for desk, 

" "ink, ... . 

" " stationery, 

" " ' glazing,. 

Hannah Clarkson, cleaning and care of house, 
J. D. Robinson, wood and coal, . 

Amount carried forward, .... 



$1,150 


00 


400 


00 


400 


00 


400 


00 


266 


67 


133 


33 


25 


48 




52 


2 


15 


6 


69 


1 


50 


138 


00 


241 


50 



$3,165 84 



22 



Amount hrought forward, 
Paid Thos. W. Capen, brushes and duster, 
" " repairing clocks, 

Robert Vose, cleaning cellar, 
R. Gleason & Son, ink and pail, . 
J. P. Cotton, repairing pump, 
G. Ewell, carpenter work and stock, 
C. P. Tolman, repairing and cleaning furnace and pipes, 



$3,165 84 


7 


00 


2 


00 


10 


00 


4 


69 


6 


00 


87 


05 


, 8 


25 



$3,290 83 



t^INTHROP SCHOOL — RIVER STREET, 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching, . 
E.W.Nason, " « 
E. B. Esty, « « 
E. J. Stetson, « « 
M. E. Hebard, " " 
A. E. Fowler, « " . 
H.E.Pratt, „, « 
E. M. DurreU, " " 
E. "W. Nason, books for indigent pupils, 
M. E. Hebard, « " « 

Isaac Swan, " " " 

" " books for desk, 

E. W. Nason, " «... 

Isaac Swan, care of house, . 

" " cleaning,. . 

" " ink and crayons, 

" " repairs and housing coal, . 

J. D. Robinson, coal, .... 
J. Pope, Jr., carpenter work, 
Henry Crane, iron work, . 
M. Quigley, cleaning vault, 
C. Dalton, pruning trees, . 
H. J. Griswold, liquid slating, . 
Charles Tileston, wire frames, repairing furnace 

funnel, 
J. C. Talbot, mats, paUs, &c., 
Samuel Tileston, glazing, . 



and 



$1,150 00 


400 


00 


287 


50 


400 


00 


400 


00 


400 


00 


368 75 


81 


25 


1 


37 


6 


76 


3 


87 


5 


00 


1 


00 


150 


00 


6 


00 


4 30 


5 85 


255 


00 


204 79 


4 


37 


8 


00 


2 


50 


36 


90 


66 


68 


9 


47 


7 


50 



$4,266 86 



23 



NORFOLK SCHOOL-^ — NORFOLK STREET. 

Paid E. G. Emery, for teaching, 
M. A. Baker, « " 
C. E. Cook, « « . . 

E. G. Emery, ink, . • . 
" " books for desk, 

C. E. Cook, « « « 
William Clark, making fires and repairs, 
Mrs. Cavanaugh, care of house, . 
George Dodge, mason work, 
J. H. Burt & Co., carpenter work and stock 
J. D. Robinson, wood and coal, . 
T. Baldwin, wood, .... 
Charles TUeston, stove, pipe and repairs, 
H. J. Griswold, liquid slating, * 
M. Quigley, cleaning vaults, 

D. Clapp & Son, reports, . 
C. Tileston, repairing, funnel, brush, &c., 



WASHINGTON SCHOOL WALNUT STREET, 

Paid Joseph T. "Ward, Jr., for teaching, 
H. Leland, « « 

A. L. B. Deanes, " « 

J. M. Seaverns, " . " 

S. E. Hersey, « « 

F. E. Hildreth, " « 

M. A. Eobinson, « " 

M. P. Pronk, " " 

Southworth & Hayden, books for indigent pupils, 

A. L. B. Deanes, " « 
M. A. Robinson, " " 
Southworth & Hayden, books for desk, 
J. T. Ward, Jr., « " 
H. Leland, " " 

" acid and ink, 

J. D. Robinson, wood and coal, . 
Edward Preston, " " . . 

J. D. Hill, care of house and extra work, 

B. F. Campbell, radiators and repairs, 
Braman, Perham & Co., repairs on steam works 






Amount carried forward, . 



$1,150 00 

400 00 

423 08 

1 75 

1 81 

82 

81 00 

19 50 

94 25 

86 56 

51 00 

10 00 

42 50 

19 60 

7 00 

1 75 

3 70 

$2,394 32 

$816 66 
306 43 
400 00 
400 00 
400 00 
360 41 
333 33 
54 16 

4 55 

2 40 

1 40 
6 25 
9 48 
4 65 

2 35 
255 50 

30 00 

165 54 

■ 160 11 

168 71 

$3,881 93 



24 



Amount hrought forioard, 
Paid Joseph L. Ross, desks and chairs, 
Sayward & Lothrop, mason work, 

D. B. Bartlett, carpenter work and stock, . 
H. W. Blanchard, " « " " 
Geo. G. Dennison, painting and glazing, 
Geo. W. Berry, iron work, .• . . 

C. F. Smith & Co., repairing desks, . 

F. S. Clogston «& Co., repairing heaters, 

J. Myers, repairing steamworks and furnace, 

Otis Baird, repairing furnace and pump, 

H. J. Griswold, liquid slating, 

Howland & Wliorf, brushes, mats dusters, &c., 

E. "W. Harding, sink and thermometers, 
Southworth & Hayden, bell and crayons, 
J. Faunt, trees, . 
M. Quigley, cleaning vault, 
J. P. Cotton, repairs on pump, 
J. Deacey, labor on grounds, 
B. F. Taylor, ink. 



BUTLER SCHOOL ElVER STREET. 

Paid E. H. Page, for teaching, . 

" " books for desk, 

" " " indigent pupils, 

" " crayons and pail, 

" " care of house, . 
J. L. Butman, wood, . 
C. P. Tolman, repairs on stove, linings, &c., 
F. Dolan, cleaning stove pipe, 
J. H. Jacobs, repairing clock, 



BOWDOIN SCHOOL MOUNT BOWDOIN. 



$3,881 93 

182 40 

149 00 

33 08 

19 39 

51 99 

18 00 

18 75 

12 87 

8 70 

24 00 

7 70 

30 07 

" 6 76 

1 18 

5 00 

7 00 

4 00 

16 50 

1 65 



$4,479 97 


$400 00 


1 09 


75 


70 


35 95 


9 50 


10 60 


1 50 


1 40 



$461 49 



Paid J. E. 


Upham, 


for teaching, . 




F. E. liildreth, " " 




J.N. 


W ate, care of house, . 




J. E. 


_ Upham, 


care of house, 




a 


u 


books for desk. 




a 


a 


books for indigent 


pupils. 



Amount carried forward, 



$266 67 


120 83 


41 .00 


25 00 


63 


. 9 85 



$463 98 



25 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid J. D. Robinson, coal, . 

C. P. Tolman, repairs and funnel, 
G. Ew;^ll, carpenter work and stock, 



HYDE PARK SCHOOL HYDE PARK AVENUE. 

Paid I. S. Smith, for teaching, 
M. H. Payson, for teaching, 
M. H. Clough, " " . 
I. S. Smith, books for desk, 

B. C. Vose, " " " 
" " books for indigent pupils, 

I. S. Smith, rings, book and bell, 
A. H. Brainard, care of house, 
J. Wood, " " 

W. H. Payson, " " 

J. Broderick, making fires, . . 

C. Conway, " « . 
J. D. Robinson, wood and coal, 
J. L. Butman, wood, . 
C. P. Tolman, repairs, funnel, &c 
T. Dolan, repairing furnace, 
J. H. Burt & Co., carpenter work and stock 

E. Clapp, ink and crayons, . 
"Wethei'bee's Express, expressage^ 
J. Bennett, labor on well, . 

A. L. Russell, repairs, 
J. Wood, glazing, , 

B. C. Vose, brooms, . 

F. Holden, use of horse and carriage. 



STOUGHTON SCHOOL CODMAN STREET. 

Paid Mary J. Pope, for teaching, 

" books for desk, . 

" " indigent pupils, 

Milton James, care of house, 
J. D. Robinson, wood and coal, . 
C. P. Tolman, cleaning stove, 
J. C. Talbot, crayons, 



ii 



$463 98 


25 


50 


9 


25 


103 


32 



$602 05 

$1,150 00 

268 75 

' 66 67 

2 63 

•2 91 

82 

1 60 

20 00 

70 75 

8 37 

13 00 

8 50 

127 50 

17 76 

^ 20 50 

6 18 

135 46 



4 
4 
1 
3 
2 
1 



18 
00 
25 
25 
00 
30 



13 00 



L,950 38 





. $400 00 




5 05 




2 25 


4 


65 00 




6 87 




2 00 




50 



$481 67 



26 



GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Paid D. Clapp & Son, regulations and reports, . 
S. H. Hebard, distributing reports, 
E. P. Button & Co., dictionaries and books, 
B. W. Barrows, services as Secretary of School Com 

mittee, . . 
B. "W. Barrows, examining schools, 

" " stationery and postage, 

Robert Vose, extra services of School Committee. 
J. S.' Greene, examining schools, 
J. A. Wilde, instructing in music, 
S. Gleason, truant officer, . 
Dorchester Gas Light Company, gas, . 



$218 38 


20 


00 


126 


65 


125 


00 


49 


00 


13 


00 


75 


00 


35 


00 


200 


00 


15 


00 


4 02 



$881 05 



» 

Total expenditures, . . '. . 


• • • 




$38,139 37 


Unexpended, ..... 


• • • 


• 


173 21 




$38,312 58 


Credit. 








By appropriation, .... 


$36,500 00 




income Gibson School Fund, 


911 


75 




" Stoughton " " 


361 


60 




« State School Fund, 


492 


98 




Received for furniture and bricks. 


46 


25 


<ttS8 .qi 9 f{fl. 



27 



Recapitulation of School Expenses. 



Schools. 


Salaries. 


to 


a 

^ CO 

o ^ 

« -a 
an 


" -a 

M s 
§ s 

P5 "O 


Incidental. 


Total. 


High, . 




$3,038 58 


$303 65 


$20 36 


$22 46 


$230 64 


$3,615 69 


Everett, . 




3,019 00 


372 50 


11 17 


43 29 


2,224 70 


5,670 66 


Mather, . 




3,350 59 


417 81 


2 35 


33 63 


1,958 92 


5,763 30 


Adams, . 




3,219 90 


425 36 


12 79 


6 57 


616 48 


4,281 10 


Gibson, . 




2,750 00 


379 50 


7 21 


25 48 


128 64 


3,290 83 


Winthrop, 




3,487 50 


411 00 


6 00 


12 00 


350 36 


4,266 86 


Norfolk, . 




1,973 08 


61 00 


2 63 


- 


357 61 


2,394 32 


Washington, 




3,070 99 


451 04 


20 38 


8 35 


929 21 


4,479 97 


Butler, • 




400 00 


45 45 


1 09 


75 


14 20 


461 49 


Bowdoin, . 




387 50 


91 50 


63 


9 85 


112 57 


602 05 


Hyde Park, 




1,485 42 


265 88 


5 54 


82 


192 72 


1,950 38 


Stoughton, 




400 00 


71 87 


5 05 


2 25 


2 50 


481 67 


General expenses, . 


200 00 


- 


- 


- 


681 05 


881 05 






$26,782 56 


$3,296 56 


$95 20 


$165 45 


$7,799 60 


$38,139 37 



Hyde Park School Building. 

Paid "W. R. Peimiman balance due on contract, . 
Expended in previous years, .... 



$97 50 
7,437 23 

$7,534 73 



■m 



28 



POOR IN THE ALMSHOUSE. 



Paid John Kean and Matron, for services, . 

J. H. Upliam & Co., groceries, flour and supplies, 

J. & A. H. Sumner, provisions, . 

L. & B. & B. C. Bird, provisions, 

E. Blodgett, provisions, 

T. L. Parker & Co., provisions, . 

S. & W. Merriam & Co., tea and sugar, ' 

Drapers & Co., tea, .... 

Drury & Johnson, mutton, . 

E. F. Messenger & Co., shirts, flannels &C;, 

W. & A. Bacon, cotton cloth, 

E. Blackman, dry goods, . 

M. Dill, clothing, .... 

E. & F. King & Co., oil and paint, 

Wm. Jones, stove, funnel and tin ware, 

Burditt & Williams, hardware, . 

Ames Plough Company, hardware, 

E. Eaton, wood at auction, . 

J. D. Robinson, coal, . 

T. D. Bond, crackers. 

Griffin Brothers, clothing, . 

O. Shepard, lumber, . 

A. Pope, Agent, lumber, . 

A. T. Stearns, gutter, 

"Wm. Curtis, carpenter work, 

A. Davenport, carpenter work, 

J. Harding, fish, 

Daniel Harwood, cow, 

J. Wilkins, balance between cow 

Wm. Davenport, pasturage, 

Wm. Davenport, funeral expenses of Mrs. Wilson, 

A. P. Wheelock, carriages, 

H. A. Hall & Co., rubber sheeting, 

Haley, Morse & Boyden, clothes--\vringer, 

Carter, Rust & Co., medicines, 

J. Sanborn, Jr., medicines, . 

T. Payson, pigs, 

J. Quinn, pigs, . 

J. C. O' Callahan, iron work, 

Amount carried forward, . 



$300 00 


678 


87 


529 


86 


206 


94 


158 


09 


55 


84 


94 39 


35 


00 


25 


21 


83 


50 


15 


75 


97 


45 


11 


25 


37 


79 


86 


08 


14 


60 


9 


16 


75 


81 


136 


02 


23 


32 


28 


00 


30 


07 


31 


16 


4,45 


56 


87 


6 


56 


9 


91 


57 


50 


20 


00 


25 


00 


18 


50 


10 


00 


5 


00 


9 


00 


5 


75 


3 


42 


32 


21 


16 


00 


4 55 



$3,048 88 



29 



Amount Ir ought forward, . 
Paid N. Mack, iron work, . 

W. Stanley, killing pigs, . 
M. E. Anthony, wagon, 
C. Horton, force pump and liose, 
J. H. Pray & Sons, carpet, 
J. B. Graham, painting, 
J. Mcintosh, harness, (burned at time 
S. W. Leonard, boots and shoes, 
Sayward & Lothrop, mason work, 
A. H. Allen, bed and bedding, 
"Wm. S. Leland, services, . 
A. Bergen, labor, 
C. Cunningham, labor, 
M. CoUyer, labor, 
J. Keen, potatoes, 
" " provisions, . 
" " expenses to Bridgewater, 



of fire,) 



Credit. 



By appropriation, . 
board of persons, 
cash received for pears, 
for hay, 
for wagon, 
for lock-up fees, 
for use of cart, 
for pasturage, 
" for calf, 
" for milk, 
" for rent, 
received from State, 
Exceeds appropriation, . 



a 

a 



^3,048 88 
14 94 

4 00 

125 00 

245 60 

19 50 

8 20 
55 00 
11 05 
19 12 
10 75 
10 00 
16 75 
19 37 

2 50 
24 50 
50 15 
13 40 

$3,698 71 



$3,000 00 

120 00 

73 00 

60 00 

35 00 

24 50 

5 00 

12 00 

5 00 

4 65 

9 00 

20 00 

330 56 



$3,698 71 



30 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Paid City of Boston, support of sundry persons, 

" of Cambridge, " " " 

" of Charlestown, « « « 

« of Chelsea, « " « 

Town of Wrentham, « « « 

" of Milton, « " « 

J. D. Robinson, wood and coal to sundry persons, 

R. M.Todd, « « « « 

E. Preston, " 

J. D. Reinhard, " 

"W. H. Swan, support 

C. B. Hill, " 



« u 


« 


U 11 


(C 


idry persons, 




a ii 




a a 




a a 




a a 




« " 




" " 








u 



T. E. Moseley, " 

"Wm. Pope, " 

T. F. Temple, " 

C. Balcom, " 

Wm. Tolman, " 

State Reform School, support indigent pupils, 

J. H. Upham & Co., goods to sundry persons, 

Southworth & Hayden, " " " 

L. P. & B. C. Bird, " " " 

J. C. Talbot, 

J. D. Moulton, 

F. Farrington, 

R. Gleason & Son, 

C. P. Ripley, « « 

J. Whorf, « « 

M. James, clothing to sundry persons, 

J. S. Greene, medical attendance, sundry persons, 

H. Blanchard, " " " « 

W. Davenport, funeral expenses sundry persons, 

J. Shepard, bread, sundry persons, 

S. Baker, Jr., moving furniture, . 

J. Robie, expenses to Bridgewater, 

C. O. Rogers, advertising, .... 



u 
li 
II 
li 
li 
II 



$115 00 


28 


50 


26 00 


6 


00 


49 


00 


5 


00 


693 


60 


87 


45 


20 


00 


38 


60 


' 360 


32 


156 


00 


130 


00 


84 


14 


59 


37 


25 


00 


42 


75 


109 


57 


91 


73 


47 74 


26 


12 


10 


00 


. 8 


00 


6 


00 


7 


00 


5 


00 


4 50 


20 


00 


57. 


15 


18 


00 


33 


00 


5 


70 


7 


50 


8 


90 


4 50 



$2,397 14 



31 



Credit. 

By appropriation, $2,000 00 

cash received of City of Eoxbury, . 152 25 

« « of Town of Sharon, . . 93 50 

" " of D. Ferguson, interest on note, 50 52 

Exceeds appropriation, .... 100 87 



$2,397 14 



INSANE IN" HOSPITALS. 

Paid City of Boston board of insane, .... 
Treasurer of State Asylum, Taunton, . 

" " " Northampton, . 

S. H. Hebard, expense taking person to Taunton, 
A. P. Wheelock, " " « « 

C. E. Stedman, examining person, . . . 



Unexpended, 



Credit. 



. $500 50 


. 265 


22 


. 174 


96 


11 


10 


10 


00 


2 


00 



$963 78 
36 22 

$1,000 00 



By appropriation, . . . . . . . .$1,000 00 



EEPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS. 



Paid Overseers of Highways, labor of men, . 
Richard "Wall, labor of men and teams, 
H. Fobes, " 

Thomas Payson, " 
J. Deacey, 



a 
a 
a 

a 






a 
a 



li 
ii 
ii 
ii 
ii 
ii 
ii 



J. Keating, 

B. Swan, 

G. Coyle, 

M. O'Riley, 

N. T. Robinson, grain, 

" " horse (burnt at time of fire) 

S. Baker, gravel and labor (1864-5), . 
F. & L. Clapp, gravel and labor. 

Amount carried forward, . 



$4,002 94 

1,800 00 

779 18 

1,022 92 

478 79 

487 50 

322 50 

144 00 

141 25 

508 71 

225 00 

165 06 

87 53 



$10,165 38 



32 



Amount brought forward, . 
Paid Est. of E. "Wales, gravel and labor, 
H. Howard, " " 

J. R. Howard, " " 

G. H. Nott, " " 

J. H. Robinson, " " 

R. R. Robinson, stone chips, 
H. & R. Rich, labor, . 
S. Crosby, grain, . . 
George W. Berry, ironwork, 
Cunningham & Gardner, blacksmith work, 
J. C. 0' Callahan, blacksmith work, 
0. Davenport, " . " (1863), 

M. F. Weeman, « ' " 

J. C. Hewins, " " 

W. E. P. Meserve, " 
C. A. Upham, wheelwright Avork, 
E. B. Bennettj " " 

J. B. Rogers, " " 

A. Pope, Agent, lumber, . 
Clark & Davenport, carpenter work, . 
William Curtis, ." " . 

Ames Plough Co., ploughpoints and shovels, 
Burditt & WiUiams, hardware, . 
J. U. Upham & Co., " . . 

R. Vose, Jr., sledge, wedge, &c., • 
Moseley & Hodgman, hardware, . 
J. Mcintosh, harness work, 
A. P. Wheelock, horses, 
W. H. Cox, pail, powder and fuse, 
J. T. Barrow & Co., " « 

Daniel Harwood, labor, . . . . 
. M. Tolman, " ... 

Nathaniel Tucker, labor on Sumner street, 
J. Keen, labor, . . . . . 
" wagon, .... 
C. Regan, hay, ..... 
L. N. Curtis, hay, . . 



$10,165 38 


80 


.70 


42 


12 


31 


00 


21 


00 


17 


75 


5 


50 


. 196 


62 


. • 20 


30 


. 108 


30 


79 


76 


52 


24 


37 


17 


20 


33 


3 


48 


4 00 


15 


90 


11 


75 


3 


75 


9 


86 


20 


50 


2 


25 


42 


65 


9 


75 


21 


65 


2 


15 


3 


08 


15 


60 


5 


50 


12 


12 


27 


90 


25 


88 


40 


25 


. 250 


00 


. 300 


00 


. .35 


00 


. ^ 68 


31 


76 


22 


$11,885 72 



33 

Credit. 
By appropriation, .... 
cash received for sand and gravel, 
" " for ox, . 

" " for labor, 

Exceeds appropriation. 



. $8,000 


00 


37 


85 


. . 50 00 


86 38 


. 3,711 


49 

— $11,885 72 



CHANGING GRADE OF CENTRE STREET. 

Expense of relaying I. S. Smith's wall and material, . . $373 37 
« « C. V. Whitton's wall, . . ... 618 66' 



$992 03 



Credit; 
By 3,850 loads of stone chips and gravel, a 20c., $770 00 



Used on Dorchester Avenue, Adams, Park 
and other streets. . 
cash received of Joseph Dix, 



86 38 



$856 38 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Fountain Engine No. 1 — Lower Mills. 

Paid Charles F. HaU, for services of firemen, 
" " " as steward, 

Henry Crane, for use of horses, . 

" " for blacksmith work, 

E. J. Baker, for rent of land, 
J. Boyd & Sons, 167 feet new hose, . 
Shelton & Cheever, suction hose and repairs. 
Joseph "W. Sloan, repairs, . 
William Tucker, repairs, . 
John A. Tucker, belts, &c., . . . ^ 
James Pope, Jr., labor and stock, 
John C. Talbot, refreshments, oil, &c., . 
Charles Tileston, oil, fluid, and wicking, 
J. D. Moulton, crackers, . . 
Samuel Tileston, glazing, . 
E. Dodge, expressage. 



$90 00 

50 00 

19 00 

8 00 

10 00 

250 50 

68 43 

28 34 

2 00 

10 28 

2 00 
41 02 
12 05 

3 96 
1 50 
1 00 



$598 08 



34 



Protector Engike No. 2 — ^Meeting House Hill. 

Paid Thos. J. Hatch, services of firemen, 

Nathaniel H. Bird, services as steward, 

" " repairs, milk and salt, 

Franklin Holden moving engine, 

" " use of horses, . 

" " storage of engine, 

Jeff. Pratt, use of horses, . 

Henry Crane, use of horses, 

Dorchester Gas Light Company, piping and fixtures, 
a u « « gas, 

H. W. Smith, painting engine, 

J. Boyd & Son, repairing hose, 

Shelton & Cheever, " « 

Proprietors Lyceum Hall, rent 

John Daniel, wheelwright work, 

James McLitosh, repairs, . 

William Jones, water pot, oil and lanterns 

James T. Oliver, repairs and lock, 

Chas. A. Upham, wheelwright work, . 

Isaac Field, refreshments, . 

F. Farrington, refreshments oil and matches. 

E. Dodge, expressage, 
0. HaU & Son, alcohol, 
T. J. Hatch, stationery. 



$90 00 


50 


00 


4 


15 


9 


00 


41 


00 


17 


00 


3 


00 


1 


00 


109 


90 


7 


50 


85 


00 


17 


94 


14 75 


15 


00 


■ 10 


50 


6 


25 


7 


92 


8 


50 


8 


00 


15 


00 


13 


67 


3 


76 


8 


45 


2 


75 


1 


50 



$551 54 



Torrent Engine No. 3 — Upper Road. 



Paid J. Foster Hewins, services of firemen, 
" " " steward, 

" " refreshments, . 

" " oil, matches, sponges, &c 

" " use of horse, . 

" " setting glass, . 

Henry Fobes, use of horses, 

Henry Clark, rent of land, . 

J. Boyd & Son, 164 feet new hose, 

Hunneman & Co., suction hose, . 

"Wm. G. Swan, repairs on engine. 

Amount carried forward, . 



$112 
62 


50 
50 


25 


20 


11 


30 


1 


50 


1 


12 


12 


00 


25 


00 


246 


00 


70 


00 


51 


00 



$618 12 



35 



Amount brought forward, .... 
Paid Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose, 

J. C. Hewins, ii'on work, .... 
R. Homer, carpenter work and stock, . 
F. S. "Walley, repairing belts, &c., 

Wm, Love, labor, 

Torrent Associates, bracket irons, outlets, &c., 
R. Gleason & Son, refreshments, fluid and oil, 
J. T>. Robinson, coal, ..... 
■ S. H. Hebard, keys, ..... 
M. Merrick, Jr., housing coal, 
Chas. P. Tolman, stove pipe, cups and spoons, 



Aleet Engine No. 4 — Mattapan. 

Paid J. H. Makendry, services of firemen, . 

Robert C. Tilden, services as steward, • . 
Benjamin Bowen, " " . . 

F. M. Severance, " « . . 

R. C. Tilden, housing coal, . . . . 

B. Bowen, soap, matches and blacking, 
J. H. Burt & Co., carpenter work and stock, and dig' 

ging well, 

Charles Tileston, force pump and hose, 
William H. Cox, refreshments, oil and ink, . 



nishing engine, 



George G. Dennison, painting and var 

J. C. Talbot, refreshments, 

E. Preston, coal, 

William Walker, crackers, 

N. Withington, repairs, 

J. H. Hel-sey, repairs, 

M. F. Weeman, use of horses, 



Independence Engine No. 5 — Neponset. 

Paid George G. Dennison, services of firemen, 
Seth Damon, services as steward, 
George O. Baird, services as steward, 

" " matches, oil and spoons, 

Dorchester Gas Light Company, gas, . 



Amount carried forward, . 



$618 12 


41 


46 


12 


25 


5 


70 


11 


25 


1 


00 


30 


00 


8 


29 


7 


50 


3 


00 




35 


24 87 



$763 79 



$90 00 


12 


50 


33 


33 


4 


17 




25 


2 


14 


42 


77 


45 


88 


44 


73 


18 


00 


2 


70 


8 


50 


2 


80 




75 


2 


00 


6 


00 



$316 52 



$90 00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


5 


06 


16 


36 



$161 42 



36 



Amount hrouffht forward, . . . . . 

Paid George G. Dennison, painting engine and repairs, 

J. Boyd & Son, 166 feet new hose, 

" " repairing hose, . 

Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose, 
E. W. Plarding, refreshments, oil and tallow. 
Jeff. Pratt, use of horses, . 
M. Pond & Co., furnace base, 
E. Preston, wood and coal, 
J. P. Tolman, repairing pump, 
Whitton Brothers & Co., rope, 
Lee & Roby, kindlings, 
B. F. Taylor, expressage, . 



TiGEK Engine No. 6 — Upham's Corner. 

Paid Theodore Hersey, services of firemen, 

Oliver Davenport, Jr., services as steward, 

" " repairs and sundries, 

J. Boyd & Son, 164 feet new hose, 

" " repairing hose, . ♦ . 

Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose, 
H. W. Smith, painting engine, . 
J. B. Graham, varnishing and painting, 
H. Davenport, carpenter work, . 
J. H. Upham & Co., refreshments, 

" " oil, fluid, wicks, chimneys, &c 

H, & P. Rich, labor, brick and sand, . 
M. N. Cobb, pump and pipe, 

" " stove pipe, lamps and repairs, 
B. F. Hebard & Son, oil, can and tubes, 
Cvmningham & Gardner, iron work, . 
Charles A. Upham, wheelwright work, 
J. D. Robinson, coal, . 
A. P. Wheelock, use of horses, 
E. Dodge, expressage, 
Sumner & Baker, expressage, 
S. Baker, Jr., expressage, . 



$161 42 


95 


00 


249 


00 


8 50 


38 


25 


47 


99 


19 


00 


12 


00 


9 


63 


1 


87 


1 


15 


1 


40 


3 


80 



$649 01 



$90 00 


50 


00 


4 50 


246 


00 


29 


19 


13 


63 


85 


00 


10 


75 


16 


13 


15 


24 


33 


26 


13 


50 


38 


00 


11 


75 


1 


48 


7 


50 


2 


00 


4 50 


45 


50 




75 


2 


50 


3 


00 



$724 18 



37 



Hook and Ladder Company — Lower Mills. 



Paid H. Crane, services as fireman, 

Samuel Bridget, services as fireman, 
" " " as steward, 

H. Crane, use of horses, 
E. B. Bennett, fire pole and handles, 
Charles Tileston, wicMng, &c., . 
J. C. Talbot, oil. 



$18 75 


15 


00 


20 


00 


8 


50 


6 


00 




50 




70 



$69 45 



GENERAL EXPENSES OF FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Paid S. H. Hebard, services as chief engineer, 
J. T. Oliver, services assistant engineer, 
H. Fobes, « « " 

N. TVithington, « " « 

a O. Dennison, « « " 

J.E.Jones, « " « 

City of Roxbury, repairs on engine, . 
Quincy Engine Companies, Nos. 1 and 3, refreshments 
H. Crane, horse hire, ..... 
W. Stanley, services at Glover's Comer fire. 



$100 00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


25 


00 


24 00 


8 


00 


4 00 



$286 00 



Recapitulation — Expenses of Fire Department. 



Fountain Engine No. 1, 
Protector " No. 2, 
Torrent " No. 3, 
Alert « No. 4, 

Lidependence No. 5, 
Tiger " No. 6, 

Hook and Ladder Company, 
General expenses of fire department. 



$598 08 


551 


54 


763 


79 


316 


52 


649 


01 


724 18 


69 


45 


286 


00 



$3,958 57 



38 



Credit. 

By appropi'iation, $2,000 00 

cash received for old junk, . . . . 2 69 

Exceeds appropriation, . . . . . 1,955 88 



$3,958 57 



VOLUNTEER COMPANIES. 

Paid Volunteer Company Engine No. 4, for services, 

" " " No. 5, for « 

« « " No. 2, for « 

« « « No. 6, for « 



Unexpended, 



$100 00 


100 


00 


41 


67 


33 


33 


$275 00 


5 


00 



$280 00 
Credit. 
By appropriation, . . . , $280 00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



Paid James H. Upham, for services as selectman, overseer of 

the poor, and surveyor of highways, . . . $300 00 
William Pope, for services as selectman, overseer of 

the poor, and surveyor pf highways, . . . 300 00 
William Henry Swan, for services as selectman, over- 
seer of the poor, and surveyor of highways, . . 300 00 
Thomas F. Temple, services as clerk for selectmen, 

and pfeparing report, . . . . . . 300 00 

Thomas F. Temple, for services as town clerk, . . 200 00 

John P. Clapp, for services as treasurer, . . . 200 00 

Sylvester H. Hebard, services as collector, . . . 500 00 

" " services as assessor, 1865, . . 250 00 

Nathaniel W. Tileston, « « 1865, . . 250 00 

WilHam Tolman, « « 1865, . . 250 00 

Henry Clark, Jr., " " 1865, . . 250 00 

James H. Upham, " " 1865, . . 250 00 

Sylvester H. Hebard, extra services as assessor, 1864, 30 00 

Nathaniel W. Tileston, " " « 1864, 30 00 



Amount carried forward, . . . . . . $3,410 00 



39 



Amount Irought forward, 

Paid William Tolman, extra services as assessor, 1864, 
John P. Clapp, « " " 1864, 

Henry Clark, Jr., " « « 1864, 



Unexpended, 



By appropriation, 



Credit. 



$3,410 00 
30 00 
30 00 
30 00 


$3,500 00 
250 00 


$3,750 00 
$3,750 00. 



CEMETERIES. 



NORTH CEMETERY. 

Paid William Davenport, labor, .... 

SOUTH CEMETERY. 

Paid Shadrach Jenkins, for labor and manure. 



$163 27 



95 50 







$258 77 


Unexpended, . . . . . . 


• • • 


41 33 




$300 00 


Credit. 


, 




By appropriation, 


' m • • 

INTEREST. 


$300 00 


INSTALMENTS AND 




Paid First National Bank, notes, 


.$65,371 75 




Blue Hill National Bank, notes. 


. 35,801 00 




Dorchester Savings Bank, " 


. 8,000 00 




Bailey & Jenkins, note, . 


. 10,000 00 




Amos HollingswortJi, note. 


. 5,000 00 




James Tucker, Jr., " 


. 5,000 00 




Joseph Dix, note, .... 


. 4,500 00 




Dorchester Gas Light Company, note, 


. 4,905 00 




F. S. Carruth, note. 


. 3,500 00 




Dorchester Mutual Fire Ins. Co., note. 


. 2,000 00 




Robert Vose, note, .... 


. 2,000 00 




Ebenezer Eaton, note, . 


. 1,500 00 




Edward Jones, Trustee, note, . 


. 1,000 00 




Amount carried forward, 


$148,577 75 





40 



Amount brought forward, 




$148,577 75 


Paid Jacob Foster, note, . 




. 1,000 00 


Second Parish, " . 




. 3,600 00 


J. C. Talbot, " . 




. 1,000 00 


S. Tolman, 




500 00 


H. Humphreys, "... 




500 00 

<ft1 Kf^ 177 7^ 






Provident Inst, for Savings, instalments. 


. $2,000 00 


J. Amory Davis, instalments, . 




. 1,000 00 

Q 000 00 






Provident Institution for Savings, interest, $1,080 00 


F. S. Carruth, 


a 


1,075 00 


Dorchester Savings Bank, 


11 


601 83 


J. Amory Davis, 


a 


412 50 


Blue Hill National Bank, 


a 


550 00 


"Harrison Loring, 


ii 


550 00 


Samuel Swan, Trustee, 


a 


385 00 • 


Carlton Heirs, 


li 


357 50 


James Tucker, Jr., 


11 


300 83 


Samuel Torry, 


ii 


275 00 


Thomas Tolman, 


li 


220 00 


J. H. Burt & Co., 


le 


. 220 00 


Second Parish, 


fi 


287 30 


Dorchester Mutual Fire Ins. Co., 


li 


222 52 


Mary Jones, 


11 


180 00 


John G. Wood, 


11 


167 50 


Dorchester Gas Light Company, 


li 


136 50 


Eobert Vose, 


a 


148 16 


Eobert Pierce, 


u 


120 00 


Charles Carruth, 


(I 


120 00 


R. G. Leving, Trustee, 


11 


110 00 


D. B. Van Brunt, 


11 


110 00 


Jonathan Kiaiball, 


li 


115 00 


Sarah Tolman, Ex., 


U ' 


101 25 


Ebenezer Eaton, 


a 


90 67 


J. C. Talbot, 


a 


90 00 


E. Jones, Trustee, 


11 


60 83 


John E. Salter, 


li 


55 00 


Henry Hall, 


11 


55 00 


Jacob Foster, 


11 

• 


55 00 

Q 050 QO 






Total, .... 


$166,430 14 



41 

Cr. 



By appropriation for interest, . 


.$8,000 00 




Exceeds appropriation, .... 


. 252 39 


$8,252 39 




• 


INTEREST ON MONEY BORROWED 


IN ANTICIPATION 


OF TAXES. 






Paid First National Bank, for interest, 


> . • • 


$1,128 25 


Blue HiU « " " 




699 00 


Bailey & Jenkins, " 




298 00 


Amos Hollingsworth, " 




218 00 


Joseph Dix, " 




95 00 


Dorchester Savings Bank, " 


r • • ' 


169 20 


Henry Humphreys, " 


- 


10 00 




$2,617 45 


Unexpended, 


• • 


490 28 




$3,107 73 


Ck. 






By appropriation, . . . 


$2,500 00 




By cash received of S. H. Hebard, interest 






on taxes, 


532 41 




By cash received of "W". Withington, interest 






on taxes, 


75 32 


$3,107 73 







ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Paid William Tolman, abatement of taxes, 1861, 

« " « " 1862, 

William Withington, « « 1863, 

Sylvester H. Hebard, " « 1864, 

« « « • « 1865, 



$268 20 
360 44 
102 10 
352 65 

3,036 80 

$4,120 19 



Ck. 



By appropriation, . . 
additional Tax, 1864, . 

Exceeds appropriation, 



,$3,000 00 
836 45 

283 74 



$4,120 19 



42 



STATE AND COUNTY TAXES. 

Paid Henry K. Oliver, Treasurer for State Tax, 
C. C. Churchill, Tx'easurer, for County Tax, 



Cr. 



By appropriation for State Tax, 
for County Tax, 



$56,118 00 
. 7,648 94 

$63,766 94 



$56,118 00 
7,648 94 



$63,766 94 



LIGHTING STREETS. 



Paid Dorchester Gas Light ( 
C. Conway, for lighting 
M. Sullivan, " « 
VV. Tolman, " 


^0., for gas and lighting, 
and oil, 

(I 




. $2,901 91 
32 00 
20 60 
16 00 


J. T. Pettee, " 


(I 




16 00 


M. F. Weeman, « 


ii 




16 00 


A. WilHams, « 


i( 




13 00 


half expense of lamp at Engine House, No. 1, 




11 00 






$3,026 51 




Cr. 




By appropriation. 
Exceeds appropriation, 


. . $2,500 00 
. 526 51 


• $3,026 51 









POLICE AND WATCH. 



Paid John Robie, services as police and watch, 
A. B. Hibbard, " 



John E. Jones, " 
Wm. H. AUen, « 
Alex. Poison, 
Ben. Royce, 
B. F. Taylor, 
R. T. GHdden, « 
W.E.KFowle," 

Amount earned forward, 



u 
a 

a 
ii 
ii 
(I 
u 



(I 
u 
« 
il 
u 
a 
a 



$213 00 


241 


50 


48 


00 


3 


00 


4 50 


3 


00 


10 


00 


42 


50 


37 


50 



$603 00 



43 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid Theo. Hersey, services as police and watch, 

Wm. Gordan, « " " 

Henry Fobes, " « " 

S. Gleason, « « " 

S. H. Hebard, " « « 

T. F. Temple, " « " 



Unexpended, 



Cr. 



. $603 00 


51 


00 


. . 49 


00 


30 


00 


18 50 


5 


00 


13 


CO 



$769 50 
480 50 

$1,250 00 



By appropriation, ........ $1,250 00 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Paid Eben Bird, returning births to Town Clerk, 

"William Davenport, returning deaths to Town Clerk. 
R. French, returning deaths to Town Clerk, 
S. Gleason, returning deaths to Town Clerk, 
Thomas F. Temple, recording births, marriages and 

deaths, and returning same to Secretary of State, 

Thomas F. Temple, assistance paying State aid, . 

" " expenses to Dedham and Taunton, 

" " expenses to Canton, 

Clark & Davenport, capping piles and planking new 

road, Port Norfolk, 
A. Pope, Agent, plank for same, 
Merrill & Clark, professional services, 
H. A. Scudder, " « 

George W. Simmons, clothing for convict, 
Clark & Davenport, carpenter work and hardware 

Bowdoin Street, . 
Burditt & Wniiams, handcuffs, 
" " hardware. 

Town of Dorchester, taxes, 

« of Milton, 

" of Quincy, 
George "W. Berry, chain for Neponset Bridge, 

Amount carried forward, 



a 



$23 80 
7 20 

4 80 
3 30 

57 40 

20 00 

7 75 

5 00 

121 50 
286 52 

40 00 
131 91 

23 00 

16 08 
7 00 
20 96 
23 35 
11 00 
10 40 
150 00 

$970 97 



44 



Amount brought forward, . . . 

Paid John Glavin, hoisting draw, . . . 

H. W. Blanchard, repairs on Neponset Bridge, 
George Clapp, replacing buoy, " " 

Assessors, postage stamps, stationery, &c., . 

" return of school children, . 

George Dodge, mason work at Town Hall, 
C. Glass, painting, at Town HaU, 
S. Gleason, curtains and fixtures at Town Hall, 

" stationery at Town Hall, . 
A. W. Shepard, postage, . . 

A. C Southworth, " .... 
" " services as Liquor Agent, 

E. Dodge, expressage, 
Whall's Express, expressage, 

C. F. Smith, expressage, . 
G. F. Pierce, expressage, . 

B. F. Taylor, expressage, . 
Boston papers, advertising, 
J. H. Pray, & Son, matting, 
J. H. Robinson, rent of rooms, 
E. King, rent of Park Street Hall for armory, 
S. W. Leonard, care of rooms, . 
T. "W. Capen, care of Town Hall, 
Dorchester Gas Light Company, one-half expense post 

and light, Brook Avenue, .... 
Dorchester Gas Light Company, gas for armory, 

" " " " gas for rooms and 

Town Hall, . ... 
J. E. Farwell & Co., printing Annual Report, 
J. G. Roberts, binding same, ' . . ' . 
Wright & Potter, jury lists, warrants, notices, &c., 
T. Groom, & Co., books and stationery, 
Fred Rogers, books, blanks, stationery, &c., 

D. Clapp & Son, printing for Assessors, 

" " tax bills, 

Eben Clapp, books for Assessors, 
H. G. Shepard, penny post, 
J. P. Clapp, office rent, . • . 
Thomas Pierce, trees, 
O. Shepard, lumber, . 



$970 97 

100 00 

132 59 

20 00 

39 07 

25 00 

42 00 

43 61 

74 25 
8 25 
1 08 

38 05 
62 49 

18 10 

15 25 

7 25 
75 

1 05 
33 00 

16 75 
250 00 
125 00 

75 00 
20 00 

20 31 

17 72 

10 14 
285 43 

19 32 
98 40 

33 50 
134 05 

34 55 
32 05 
49 34 

1 48. 
25 00 

8 00 

2 75 



Amount carried forward, 



.$2,891 55 



45 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid S. Smith & Co., desks, 

George B. Nichols, damage, (Stoughton St. crossing,) 

Whitton Brothers & Co., rope, . 

W. Stanley, services as watch at fire, 

Jeflf. Pratt, use of horse, . 

James Ford, recording deeds, 

J. H. Jenkins, mason work, 

S. H. Hebard, notifying town officers and town-meetings 

" " food for lodgers at lock-up, 

John Robie, attending town meetings, 
W. H. Swan, repairing fence, and labor, 
J. "W. Tuck, & Co., iron railing, 
H. Hall, jiiry box, . . . 
J. Sanborn, Jr., stationery and postage, 
"W. Lynch, paper, . . 
S. N. Cram, painting, 
S. Thomas, clock, .... 
E. A. Perkins, labor and material for book-case. 
O. T. Rogers & Co., covering stone, . 
J. H. Robinson, building culvert, 
H. O. Hildreth, publishing by-laws, . 
E. W. Sampson, recording by-laws, . 
Adams, Sampson & Co., directory, 
Lewis F. Pierce, attendance on Assessors, 
Little, Brown & Co., law books, 
"W. Hall & Co., keys for lock-up, 
A. H. White, painting and varnishing, 

A. D. Carlton, police badges, 
W. S. Cahoon, repairs on Tenean Bridge, 
L. Nultay, labor, .... 
C. T. Tolman, dinners, town ofiicers, 1864, 
R. Johnson, moving safes, . 
E. Bird, repairing culvert, . 

B. Royce, services at fire Field's Corner, 
St. Nicholas Lisurance Co., insurance, 
M. Taylor, ringing bell, 
L S. Smith, labor, 
Geo. Clapp, moving stone, 
BaldAvin & Emerson, stone, 
B. S. Swan, labor. 

Amount carried forward, 



^2,891 


55 


130 


00 


129 


25 


2 


20 


2 


00 


1 


00 


2 


65 


9 


00 


16 


00 


2 


85 


,9 


50 


8 


00 


206 


25 


6 


00 


5 


60 


6 


46 


19 


25 


• 50 


00 


■ 77 


50 


56 


87 


29 


75 


20 


06 


4 


45 


3 


00 




81 


9 


00 


3 


75 


17 


36 


18 


00 


4 40 


7 


00 


56 


50 


43 


00 


1 


50 


2 


00 


60 


00 


5 


00 


14 00 


5 


00 


8 


33 


5 


50 



$3,950 34 



46 



Street, 



Amount hrought forward, 
Paid J. H. Burt & Co., labor, . . . , 

G. W. Simonds, damage to fence, 

G. Ewell, carpenter work. Harvard Street, 

George G. Dennison, painting signs, . 

W. Davenport, ringing bell, 

0. Hall & Son, repairs, . . . 

Theo. Hersey, posting warrants and attending meetings 
" " killing horse, .... 

J. D. Robinson, wood and coal, town hall and rooms, 

J. Deacey, labor on new road at Port Norfolk, . 

!E. "W. Harding, laying drain and pipe, 

L. P. & B. C. Bird, refreshments, 

E. Eaton, notifying and attending sale, 

J. H. Burt & Co., half expense of repairing bridge at 
Mattapan, . 

H. G. Brigham, ice, . 

M. J. Carlton, gravel, 

J. H. Robinson, " 

J. Larkin, moving trees, 

P. Stanton, extra labor at Stoughton 

Dorchester Gas Light Company, raising posts, . 

H. W. Blanchard, repairs on Tenean Bridge, 

J. Domielly, repairs on sidewalks, 

Thomas Payson, gravel, ..... 

E. Joy, labor, 

A. Webster,, damage to estate at Hyde Park, 

Urann Heirs, " " Dorchester Av., 

C. P. Tolman, repairs on watering trough, . 
" " lanterns and brand, 

R. M. Lapham, platform for watering trough, 

Clark & Davenport, carpenter work on Park and Mill 
Street, . . . ■ . . 

J. K. Stone, labor on culverts and drains, 

A. P. Wheelock carriages for County Commissioners 
and Selectmen, . . . \ . 

S. Gleason, ringing bell, . . 

J. "W. Tuck, iron post, 
- B. S. Hawes, care of Norfolk Bridge, 

H. Mitchell, seal and press, 

C. P. Tolman, dimiers, town officers, 1865, 

Amount carried forward, 



$3,950 34 


5 


00 


10 


00 


19 


61 


35 


00 


4 


25 


12 


00 


55 


00 


1 


00 


39 


00 


50 00 


35 


67 


10 


00 


7 


00 


176 


10 


8 


00 


28 


75 


88 


00 


5 


00 


27 


75 


5 


25 


8 


17 


10 


00 


19 


25 


21 


50 


80 


00 


175 


00 


28 


63 


9 


00 


19 


25 


100 


37 


157 00 


50 


00 


5 


00 


8 


00 


18 


77 


60 


00 


38 


25 



$5,380 91 



47 



Amount brought forward, .... 
Paid S. Jenkins, labor, ...... 

J. C. Talbot, nails, 

A. Pope, Agent, Burnettized plank, for culverts, 

" " cedar posts, .... 

" " railing and plank, 

" " stone Savin Hill Avenue, . 

" " blasting rocks, Commercial Street, 

"William Curtis, building fences, repairing culverts and 

repairs at various places, 
E. S. Chapin, stone, .... 
Thomas Payson, labor of teams on roads, 
Jeremiali Toomey, labor, . . . ' 

Cr. 

By appropriation, ..... $6,000 00 

taxes on property deeded back, ' . . 103 09 

amount received of Boston, H. and E. Ed. Co. : — 

For cash paid — 
G. B. Nichols, damage, . . . $129 25 
George Sumner, " . . . 50 00 
G. Ewell, repairs, ... . 9 33 

J. H. Burt & Co., repairs, . . 5 00 

A. WiUiams, labor, . . . 5 00 



55,380 


91 


4 70 




82 


135 


93 


33 


30 


366 


80 


90 


00 


50 


00 


350 


75 


162 


75 


1,082 


37 


13 


49 



$7,671 82 



Cash for rent of To"\vn House Lot, 
for Peddlers' Licenses, 
for Badges and Handcuffs, . 
for Postage and sundries, 
Exceeds appropriation. 



$198 58 

8 00 

24 00 

6 %% 

10 00 

1,321 49 



$7,671 82 



EXTRAORDINARY EXPENSES. 

EELATING WALL ON PARK STREET. 

Paid Jere. Toomey, relaying 566f perch of wall, . $1,217 66 
Alexander Pope, agent, stone, . 
Alexander Pope, agent, lumber for railing, 
William Curtis, carpenter work, . 
S. N. Cram, painting, 
Charles Regan, damage and labor. 

Amount carried forward, . 



241 


00 




69 


40 




83 


00 




65 


40 




45 


75 




• 


• 


$1,722 21 



48 

Amount hrought forward, $1,722 11 

SOLID FILLING FRONT OF PARK STREET HALL. 

Paid Thomas Payson, for labor and stone, . 
Alexander Pope, agent, for stone, 
J. C. Lindsley, for gravel, . 
A. Pope, agent, for plank, . 

RELATING WALL ON NEPONSET AVENUE. 

Paid Riclimond & Johnson, relaying wall, . 
E. S. Chapin, stone, ^. . . . 
A. Pope, agent, stone, 



220 12 




80 00 




82 50 




19 83 






402 45 



$685 


00 


96 


00 


55 


00 



836 00 



GRADING STOUGHTON, HARVARD AND NORFOLK STS. 

[To be refunded by Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad Company.] 

Paid Patrick Stanton, moving 6,636 yards gravel, $1,526 28 
H. Fobes, moving 1,914 yards gravel, . 263 00 
Dorchester Gas Light Comp'y, raising posts, 10 72 



1,800 00 



[P. S. The bill against the Company will be $215.50 
more, Mr. Fobes doing his work by the day, and the Com- 
pany agreed to pay 25 cents a square for moving the gravel.] 

RESERVOIR NEAR RESIDENCE OF DR. E. JARVIS. 

Paid Sayward and Lothrop for labor, brick, &c., . $532 25 
A. Pope, agent, plank for covering, . . 52 61 



594 86 



SAFE FOR ASSESSORS. 

Paid G. W. & F. Smith for safe, 600 00 

SOLID FILLING AT GRANITE BRIDGE. 

Paid County of Norfolk for soHd filHng, . . . . 900 00 

VACCINATION AT SCHOOLS. 

Paid Dr. J. S. Greene for services, . . . . . 200 00 

$7,055 52 



49 



FIRE ACCOUNT. 



Paid Edward McKechnie for building barn, as 

per contract, $2,650 00 

Edward McKechnie for brick, mason work, 
&c., . 

For plans and specifications, 

Thomas Payson for building cellar, 

Fulton Iron Foundry Company, columns, 
&c., . . . ... 

Lothrop & Moseley, iron, . 

Burditt & Williams, hardware, . 

Ames Plough Company, yoke and ties, 

H. L. Holtham, horse, 

J. G. Coolidge, oxen, . 

Lucas & Billings, oxen, 

S. Littlefield, hay, 

J. D. Robinson, hay, . 

Whittemore, Belcher & Co., hay cutter, 



218 


19 


60 


00 


656 


87 


222 


23 


20 


83 


3 


30 


14 50 


200 


00 


230 


00 


180 


00 


24 


61 


34 88 


20 


00 



^ 



\ 



\~y 



k 



$4,535 41 



PRINTING VALUATION AND BY-LAWS. 



Paid Assessors for preparing report, . 

S. E. Withington, list of U. S. Revenue, 
David Clapp & Son, printing, 



Cr. 



By Appropriation, 
Exceeds appropriation, 



$150 00 

10 00 

463 37 


$500 00 
123 37 



$623 3*7 



$623 m 



AID FOR FAJMILIES OF VOLUNTEERS. 



Cash paid the famihes of Volunteers for the year ending 

February 1, 1866, ' $12,550 00 

Received from the State for aid furnished to the fami- 
lies of Volunteers, for the year ending January 31, 
1865, ...... \ . . 17,773 50 

7 



50 



EECRUITING EXPENSES. 

Cash paid for Recruiting Expenses, per reports 
made to the Town, June 16, 1864, and Jan. 
9, 1865, . . . . . . . $71,661 46 

Cash paid per report of 1864, . . . . 11,224 00 
for Recruiting in 1865, . . . 5,169 27 

Unexpended, 10,820 10 



$98,874 83 



CREDIT. 

By appropriation at different times, . . $92,500 00 

Cash received from the State for Bounty, 

per report 1865 1,474 83 

Cash withdrawn from State, per report, 

1865, 3,250 00 

Cash received from State, being the balance 

of deposit made in 1865, not used, . 1,650 00 



,874 83 



DEBT OF THE TOWN FEBRUARY 1, 1866, 

AND WHEN DUE. 

1866, . ... . . . . $9,000 00 

1867, . 11,000 00 

1868, . . _ . . . . . . 8,000 00 

1869, ........ 18,000 00 

1870, . .... . . . 23,000 00 

1871, 7,000 00 

1872, ........ 8,000 00 

1873, 8,000 00 

1874, ......... 11,000 00 

1875, . . . .... . . , 6,000 00 

'1876, . ' 7,000 00 

Total, . . ., . . $116,000 00 

Debt of the Town, February 1, 1865, . $177,600 00 
Reduced during the year, . . . ■ 61,600 00 

Present Town debt, . . . $116,000 00 

Amount due and on hand more than in 1865, . $3,565 79 
Debt of Town reduced during the year, . . 61,600 00 

Liabilities of Town reduced since 18 65, '■ — $65,165 79 



51 



GIBSON SCHOOL FUND. 

Charles Hunt's note and mortgage, . 
Charles N. Steams, note and mortgage, 
H. & R. Rich's note and mortgage, . 
George A. Houghton, note and mortgage, 
Henry Jenkins, note and mortgage, . 
C. M. Vinson, note and mortgage, 
John P. Clapp, note and mortgage, . 
United States 6 per cent, loan, . 
United States 7^^^ per cent, loan, 



$428 


12 


1,000 


00 


503 


00 


474 00 


464 


31 


1,000 


00 


1,032 


07 


3,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


$12,901 50 



STOUGHTON SCHOOL FUND. 

16 shares State Bank stock, par value, $100, . 
4 shares Blue Hill National stock, par value, $100, . 
9 shares Tremont National Bank stock, par value, $100, 
4 shares Western Railroad stock, par value, $100, . 

Donald Ferguson's note and mortgage. 



. $1,600 00 


400 


00 


900 


00 


400 


00 


440 


00 



$3,740 00 



• POOR FUND. 

Donald Ferguson's note and mortage, 



$842 06 



AMOUNT DUE FOR TAXES AND FOR STATE AID. 

Due from State, balance of corporation tax, 

1865, ....'..*.. $1,080 00 

Sylvester H. Hebard, balance 1865, . . " . 14,121 98 

Due from State for aid to soldiers' families to 

January 1st, 1865, 14,028 00 



Cash in treasury February 1st, 1866, 



$29,229 98 
41,656 33 



$70,886 31 



52 



TAXES. 

The amount of tax is as follows : — 

State tax, $56,118 00 

County tax, • . . . 7,648 94 

Town tax, • • 143,080 00 

Overlayings, 3,077 06 

Total, $209,924 00 

Rate of tax, $16 per $1,000. 



Valuation of the Heal and Personal Estate of the Town for 1865. 

Value of personal estate, . . . ^. . . $4,671,900 00 
Value of real estate, ...... 8,118,100 00 



$12,790,000 00 



Number of polls, 2,642 

Number of acres of land, ....... 6,313^ 

Number of dwellings, 1,993 

Number of inhabitants May 1st, 1865, 10,909 



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54 
AUDITORS' REPORT. 

• 

The undersigned hereby certify that we have examined the accounts 
of Thomas F. Temple, Treasurer, and find the same correctly cast; 
and all expenditures and payments are sustained by the necessary 
vouchers. 

There has been received by the Treasurer from all sources the past 
year, including the balance on hand February 1, 1865, three hundred 
eighty-six thousand two hundred seventy-four and yf ^ dollars ; and 
there has been paid from the treasury during the same time, three 
hundred forty-four thousand six hundred seventeen and -^^^ dollars, 
leaving in the treasury February 1st, 1866, forty-one thousand six 
hundred fifty-six and i^^^ dollars, as shown by the above account. 

W. F. TEMPLE, 
GEORGE HAYNES, 

Auditors. 
Dorchester, February 1st, 1866. 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER. 

To the Selectmen of Dorchester : 

Gentlemen, — I herewith present the seventeenth Annual Report of 
the condition of the Fire Department of this town, with an account of 
fires and alarms for the year ending January 31, 1866 ; also the amount 
of loss and insurance, as far as has been ascertained ; and also the 
amount of expenditures under the direction of the Board of Engineer's 
for the support of the Fire Department. 

After some years of comparative inactivity, the Department has 
foimd that the hose and some of the apparatus would not stand the 
severe trials to which they were liable to be exposed. During the past 
year, also, the loss of apparatus by the burning of No. 2 Engine-house 
has compelled the Board to order 660 feet of new hose ; this, together 
Avith the repairs of the old and the expense incident upon the more 
than usual number of fires, has caused the excess of expenditure over 
the appropriation. 

Fountain Engme No. 1 has been in the Department more than thirty 
years : and, notwithstanding it has been rebuilt and repaired, it remains 
" the same old machine," too heavy to be taken to a fire with despatch, 
too clumsy and too large for an ordinary company to work with 



DO 

efficiency. The Board deem it throwing money away to attempt to 
make this engine what it ought to be for the safety of the district in 
which it is located. The expense for iron work alone on this machine 
for the past ten years has exceeded three hundred and fifty dollars. 

Engine-house No. 2, the engine and all the apparatus connected with 
it, was destroyed by fire last August. This was a severe loss to the 
town, as the house and engine were new eight years ago ; and but a 
few months previous to its destruction the house had been improved^ 
the engine newly painted, and everything connected was in the best 
condition. The citizens of this district have since petitioned the Board 
of Engineers to furnish them with some means to extinguish fires, and 
this Board have hired an engine of the city of Charlestown, also 
furnished it with three hundred feet of leading hose from the other 
engines belonging to the town. This they think will answer until the 
town takes further action. 

Engine No. 3 has been without a company for some time until the 
past year, when, upon putting the engine into service, it Avas found that 
the wooden stanchions had become so much decayed that they must be 
replaced by new ; also the suction-hose proved unfit for use, and was 
replaced by new. The engine needs painting ; also the house needs a 
few slight repairs inside. 

Engine No. 4 has been revarnished, and some improvements made to 
the house, so that everything is in good condition, and will cause but 
very little expense for some time to come. 

Engine No. 5 has been painted and put in thorough order the past 
season, and there is good reason to believe ^vill not need much outlay 
for some years. The house will need some slight repairs inside. The 
company has expended fifty dollars on their engine. 

Engine No. 6 has been repaired and paiijted, and some improvements 
made to the house. Everything connected with this apparatus is in the 
best condition. The company have expended four hundred dollars 
upon their house and engine, making it really a beautiful machine and a 
credit to the town. 

The Hook -and Ladder is in good and serviceable order. 

The several companies in the Department have been prompt and 
efiicient in the discharge of their duties. Their deportment has been 
such as to merit the esteem and respect of their fellow-citizens. They 
have the sincere thanks of the Board of Engineers. 

The total amount of expenditures on account of the Department for 
the past year has been, $3,958.57, viz.: for repairs, fixtures, &c., 
$1,036.26; new hose, $1,129.93; salaries, $1,143.75; incidentals, 
$648.63. 



56 



The Department is organized as follows : 

Sylvester H. Hebard, Chief Engineer. 

Assistant Engineers. 

George G. Dennison, Henry Fobes, 

Nathaniel Withington, James T. Oliver, 

Theodore Hersey. 

There ai'e now six companies in commission, viz. : 



Fountain Co. 
Protector Co 
Torrent Co. 
Alert Co. 



No. 1, 37 members, 
No. 2, 27 
No. 3, 32 
No. 4, 35 



Charles F. Hall, Foreman. 
« . Sam'l F. White, 

" . J. Foster Hewins, 

" . John H. Burt, 

" . Wm, G. Blanchard, 

" . Geo. T. Thatcher, 

Mattapan Hook and Ladder, in charge of two persons, Sam'l Bridget, 
Steward. 



Independence Co. No. 5, 43 
Tiger Co. No. 6, 47 



A table of fires and alarms from February 1, 1865, to February 1, 
1866, is annexed. 

Respectfully submitted. 
SYLVESTER H. IXEBXRVf, Chief Engineer. 
Dorchester, February 1st, 1866. 



57 



TABLE OF FIRP:S AND ALAEMS, 

From February 1, 1865, io February 1, 1866. 



Date. 



Time. 



Location 



Owner. 



Loss. 



Insur- 
ance. 



Cause. 



1865. 
Feb. 18, 

" 24, 

Mar. 28, 

April 10, 

" 11, 

" 16, 
May 1, 
June 6, 

" 9, 

" 12, 

" 14, 
July 12, 

" 27, 
Aug. 16, 

" 30, 
Sept. 15, 

" 19, 
Oct. 23, 
Dec. 2, 

" 8, 

1866. 
Jan. 1, 

" 11, 



4 


P. 


M. 


9i 


P. 


M. 


^v. 


M. 


11 


A.M. 


9 


A. 


M. 


10 


A.M 


4 


A 


M. 


8 


A 


M. 


8 


P. 


M. 


9 


A 


M. 


12i A. M. 


7i 


A 


M. 


7i 


P 


M. 


10 


A.M. 


8.10 P 


M. 


6 


P 


M. 



Koxbury, . 

Starch Factory, River 

Street, . 
Robinson's Block, 

Field's Corner, 
False alarm. South 

part of town. 
False alarm. Nepon- 

set, 
False alarm. Meeting 

House Hill, . 
Roxbury, . 

Roxbury, . 

Cabinet Shop, Sanford 

Street. . 
Dwelling House, Green 

Street, ... 
R. R. Depot, Harrison 

Square, . 
South Boston, 

Almshouse Barn, 

Engine House No. 2, . 

Soap Factory, Nepon- 

set. 
Hay Stack, Norfolk St. , 

Fire at Braintree, 

Dwelling House, Mill 

Street, . 
Machine Shop, Boston, 

Cotton Works, Nepon- 

set. 

Small Barn, Willow 

Court, . 
Store, Washington St., 



T. & H. Liversidge, 
I. Field, . 



Knapp & Pierce, 

T. Goings, 

0. C. & N. R. R., 

Town, . 
Town, 



Chas. Hunt, 
James Dorr, 



F. J. Humphrey, 



Chas. Hunt, 



L. Clapp, 
H. Durell, 



- 


- 


$3,100 
1,200 


f 1,200 
1,000 


8,000 


~ 1 
6,000 


100 


- 


Slight, 


- 


4,500 


None, 


4,000 


None, 


15.000 
'50 


11,560 
None, 


3,500 


2,800 


1,850 


None, 


300 
100 


None, 



Accidental. 
Accidental. 



Unknown. 

Accidental. 

Accidental. 

Unknown. 
Unknown. 



Incendiary. 
Accidental. 



Defective flue. 



Accidental. 



Accidental. 



58 



PHYSICIAN'S REPORT. 

Messrs. Jas. H. Upham, Wm. Pope, and "Wm. Henry Swan, Select- 
men of Dorchester : 

Gentlemen, — I have the honor to report that I have visited the 
several schools in town, as authorized by you, and have vaccinated as 
follows, viz., — 



At 


the Adams School, 
Mather School, 
Norfolk School, 
Stoughton School, . 
Butler School, 
Hyde Park School, 
"Washington School, 
Gibson School, 
Winthrop School, . 
Bowdoin School, . 
Everett School, 

Making a total of 






91 persons 
. 141 « 

68 « 
.7 

21 « 
27 « 
65 

92 « 
91 " 
35 

102 « 

740 persoiis 



Of these, 577 had visible scars from former vaccinations; while 163 
presented no such evidence, most of them stating that they had never 
been vaccinated. Of those who had no scars, 377, or nearly two-thirds, 
each received one or more — most of them two or three — ^more or less 
characteristic vesicles, as a result of the re-vaccination ; indicatuig, it is 
assumed, that in these cases the protective influence of the first vaccin- 
ation was more or less incomplete. 

Of the 163 upon whom no previous scars were detected, 132 received 
perfectly formed vaccine vesicles ; while of the remaining 31, 18 stated 
that they had been previously vaccinated, whether successfully or not 
can only be inferred in the absence of any but negative evidence. 

This general result, it is believed, will be regarded as highly satisfac- 
tory. The measure thus accomphshed cannot but be of great value in 
protecting the community against the disease, the further progress of 
which it is thus designed to check. 

Respectfully submitted. 

JAS. S. GREENE, M. D. 



59 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TOWN SEAL. 

The Committee chosen at the last April meeting to procure a seal, 
with a suitable device, as a Corporate Seal of^the town of Dorches- 
ter, have attended to the duty assigned them, in which they have sought 
the counsel of their associates, the Dorchester Antiquarian and Histori- 
cal Society, whose investigations of kindred subjects afforded valuable 
aid in the promotion of the work with which your Committee were 
charged. They respectfully submit the following Report : 

An examination of the earliest historical references to coats of arms, 
(upon which seals are based,) proves that they were officially conferred 
by sovereign princes as a reward for some real or supposed merit on the 
part of the recipient, and that such arms impressed by a seal upon any 
document was an evidence of its genuineness, and gave authority and 
solemnity to the signature. 

From coats of arms or seals of individuals came the seals of towns, 
cities, states and nations. 

The device upon a coat of arms was usually symbolic of the fact upon 
which the implied merit or distinction was founded. 

In the United States the sovereignty resides in the people, conse- 
quently each individual or association is at liberty to adopt such a device 
as judgment or fancy may dictate ; but unity of design and aptness of 
allusion most justly illustrate the principles and laws which govern the 
ancient science of heraldry. 

Your Committee have therefore sought to emblazon upon the Town 
Seal such a device as would symbolize the acts which rendered the 
early settlers of this town a peculiar people, and objects of gratitude 
and veneration by their descendants for all time to come. 

The earlv settlers of Dorchester organized themselves as a church at 
the New Hospital in Plymouth, England, in March of 1630, prior to 
their embarkation for this country, which act was pre-eminently the 
corner-stone of the foundation of this town, although they did not arrive 
here until eai-ly in June of that year. This fact is expressed upon the 
shield by the rude thatch-roofed church which appears, without a 
chinmey, in the dexter base of the escutcheon. 

The free school, the system of which has been exerting a beneficial 
influence over the whole country, was established in this town in 1639, 
and said to be the very first free school in the Avorld. 

The fomidation of this institution is recognized on the shield by the 
humble thatched-roof building in the lower part of the shield, a little in 
the rear of the church. » 

With the liberty, and by grant of land and timber by the town in 



60 

1633, Israel Stoughton was induced to build a corn mill upon Neponset 
River, which was the first water-naill in the colony, if not in the country. 

This fact is symbolically noted by the rude mill, with its large wheel 
Avhich is seen upon the left bank of Neponset River, the course of 
which river, from its source to its mouth, lay through the ancient teni- 
tory of Dorchester. 

In the back ground will be recognized the Blue Hills which served 
as a landmark to pilot the early settlers to the mouth of Charles River, 
and from behind which the rising sun is shining upon a colony who left 
their homes in the mother country, not as adventurers in search of gold, 
as exiles, or for conquest, but the more precious boon of religious liberty. 
The triple-towered castle surmounting the shield, is adopted in respect- 
ful memory of Dorchester in Old England, of whose seal this is the 
principal charge, (in commemoration ot that borough having been 
formerly a Roman fortress,) and from which place the infant colony 
derived much of its strength, both physically and spiritually. 

The motto upon the ribbon, " Pietale, Literis, Industria" signifies that 
piety, learning and industry were the prominent virtues which the early 
settlers coveted, and which their descendants mianimously accord to 
them. 

The circle surrounding the shield bears the inscription, " Dorchester, 
1630." 

Your Committee would recommend that the town now adopt the 
seal herewith submitted as the Corporate Seal of the town of Dor- 
chester. 

EDMUND J. BAKER. 
EDMUND P. TILESTON. 
NATHANIEL W. TILESTON. 

Dorchester, March, 1866. 



61 



DOG LICENSES. 

Under the present law, passed May 14, 1864, all moneys received 
from the licensing of dogs, are to be paid into the County Treasury. 

Thomas F. Temple, Town Clerk, 

In account with County of Norfolk, Dr. 

To cash received for 323 dog licenses, 

« " for ,17 " " 



Cr. 

By fees on 340 licenses, .... 
cash paid for notices and distributing, . 
" to balance, • . . 

Received Payment, 

C. C. Churchill, County Treasurer. 
Dedham, Nov. 30, 1865. 



* • 
■ « 


$646 00 
85 00 


$68 00 

12 00 

651 00 


$731 00 
t7.qi no 



NEPONSET BRIDGE FUND. 

Cr. 

By balance unexpended in 1864, ..... $262 76 

interest on $8,000 one year, . . . . . 480 00 



$742 76 



Dr. 

Paid John Glavin for hoisting draw and lighting 

lamp, . $100 00 

Paid George W. Berry for chain and iron work, 
H. TV. Blanchard for repairs, . 
George Clapp for replacing buoy, 
Dorchester Gas Company, gas two years, . 

Amoimt unexpended, ..... 



150 


00 


132 


59 


20 


00 


32 


00 


308 


17 



$742 76 



CITIZENS' RECRUITING FUND. 

Received from the recruiting committee for the several 

school districts, and expended for recruiting purposes, . $35,189 68 



62 



Appropriations,, Receipts and Expenditures, 1865. 



ACCOUNT. 



Appropriation. 



Receipts. 



Totals. 



Expenditures 



Schools, 

Poor in the Almshouse, . 

Poor out of Almshouse, . 

Insane at Hospitals, 

Fire Department, . 

Volunteer Companies, . 

Town Officers, 

Cemeteries, .... 

Interest on Notes, . 

Interest on money in anticipation 

of taxes, . • . * . 
Abatement of Taxes, 
State Tax, .... 
County Tax, . . . . 
Lif^hting Streets, . 
Police and Watch, . 
Incidental Expenses, 
State Aid, .... 
Recruiting Expenses, 
Printing Valuation and By-Laws, 
Hyde Park School Building, . 
Fire Account, .... 
Extraordinary Expenses, 
Repair of Highways, 



Totals, 



$36,500 00 
3,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 

280 00 
3,750 00 

300 00 
8,000 00 

2,500 00 

3,000 00 

50,118 00 

7,648 94 

2,500 00 
1,250 00 

6,000 00 

92.500 00 
500 00 



8,000 00 



$236,846 94 



$1,812 58 
368 15 
296 27 

2 69 



607 73 
836 45 



350 33 

17,773 50 

6,374 83 



174 23 



$28,596 76 



$38,312 58 
3,368 15 

,296 27 
1,000 00 
2,002 69 

280 00 
3,750 00 

300 00 
8,000 00 

3,107 73 

3,836 45 

56,118 00 

7,648 94 

2,500 00 

1.250 00 

6,350 33 

17,773 50 

98,874 83 

500 00 



8,174 23 



$265,443 70 



$38,139 37 
3,698 71 
2,397 14 

963 78 
3,958 57 

275 00 
3,500 00 

258 77 
8,252 39 

2,617 45 

4,120 19 

56,118 00 

7,648 94 

3,026 51 

769 50 

7,671 82 

12,550 00 

88,054 73 

• 623 37 

97 50 

4,535 31 

7,055 52 

11,885 72 



$268,218 29 



TOWN PROPERTY. 

High School House, land and personal property, 

Everett School House, 

Mather School House, 

Adams School House, 

Gibson School House, 

Winthrop School House, '' 

Norfolk School House, 

"Washington School House. 



it 

« 

» 

ii . 



Butler School House, 
Bowdoin School House, 
Hyde Park School House, ' 
Stoughton School House, ' 

Engine House, No. 1, Engine and other personal property. 
Engine House, No. 3, 
Engine House, No. 4, 
Engine House, No. 5, land. Engine and other personal 
property, .... 

Amount carried forioard, 






u 




<( 




u 




u 




a 




u 




li 




u 




(I 




a 




« 




rsona 


prop 


a 


(( 


u 


(( 



$8,000 00 

13,000 00 

13,000 00 

17,000 00 

15,000 00 

15,000 00 

3,000 00 

12,000 00 

500 00 

700 00 

9,000 00 

3,000 00 

1,500 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,400 00 

< 

$117,100 00 



63 



Amount hrought forward, 
Engine House, No. 6, Engine, land, and other personal 
property, ...... 

Hook and Ladder Carriage and apparatus 

Almshouse establishment. 

New barn and stock therein, . 

Personal property at almshouse, 

Town Hall, land, and personal property therein. 

Buildings at cemeteries and personal property therein, 

One-half lock-up building, and personal property therein. 

Gravel land, . 

School pasture. 

Salt marsh, 

Gibson School Fund, 

Stoughton School Fund, 

Poor Fimd, . 

Land at Milton, 

Personal property at rooms, 

Land at Meeting House Hill, 



.$117,100 00 


L 

2,400 


00 


150 


00 


7,500 


00 


5,000 


GO 


1,500 


00 


4,000 


00 


700 


00 


.700 


00 


3,000 


00 


. 11,000 


00 


600 


00 


. 12,901 


50 


. 3,740 


GO 


842 


06 


1,100 


00 


4,500 


00 


. 10,000 


GO 


$186,733 56 



Town debt, $116,000. Cash on hand and due, $70,886.31. 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR 1865. 

Selectmen, Overseers of Poor, and Surveyors of Highways — James H. 
Upham, William Pope, and William Henry Swan. 

Assessors — Sylvester H. Hebard, Nathaniel W. Tileston, William 
Tolman, Henry Clark, Jr., and James H. Upham. 

Town Clerk — Thomas F. Temple. 

Town Treasurer — Thomas F. Temple. 

Collector — Sylvester H. Hebard. 

Representatives — Hfenry L. Pierce and Charles B. Fox. 



64 



VITAL STATISTICS, 1865. 

Births registered during the Tear. » 

Males, 132, females, 148 ; whole number, 280. Of these there were two 

pairs of twins. 



NATIVITY OF PARENTS. 


Fathers. 


Mothers. 


Dorchester, 


24 


23 


Other towns in the United States, 










111 


112 


Ireland, 










111 


111 


British Provinces, 










4 


12 


England, . . . 










7 


6 


Germany, 










13 


10 


Scotland, . . . 










6 


3 


Europe, 










1 


1 


Not stated, . . . 










3 


2 












280 


280 



Intentions of Marriages, 1865. 



Males. 



Birthplace. 

Dorchester, . 
United States, 
British Provinces, 
Ireland, . 
England, 
Germany, 
Switzei'land, 
France, . 
Total Males, 



6h 



11 

55 

o 
O 

24 
2 

4 

1 

1 

101 



BiBTHPLACE OF FEMALES. 



c 
















X 


>■ 




fO 




•a 


0) 

o 


•a 


s 


■a 

B 


c 


i 














o 
o 

en 


o 


a 


u 


£ 




o 


« 


ts 


pq 


t-t 


U 


O 



1 

25 
1 



10 

26 

1 

1 

9 



3 
1 



24 



o 



28 



40 



24 



11 

55 

8 

24 
2 

4 

1 

1 

101 



65 

Marriages, 1865. 



Males. 


Birthplace op Females. 


BiKTHPLACE. 


"3 
o 
H 


u 
o 

DO 

o 
o 
o 
O 


1 

OS 


<B 
O 

_a 
2 


a 


a 

C3 

■3) 

a 




a 

o 


Dorcliester, . 


9 


1 


8 


- 


- 


- 


- 


9 


United States, 


50 


17 


29 


3 


- 




1 


50 


British Provinces, . 


4 


1 


2 


1 


- 




- 


4 


Ireland, .... 


23 


- 


- 


- 


23 


- 


- 


23 


England, 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


2 


Germany, 


3 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


3 


Switzerland, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


Scotland, 


1 


- 


1 


- 


23 


- 


- 


1 


Total Males, 


93 


19 


43 


4 


1 


3 


93 



66 



DEATHS REGISTERED IN 1865. 
Whole number of Deaths. 202. Hales, 96 ; Females, 106. 

(Stillborn, 13.) 



Date 




AGE. 




Disease, or cause 


of Death. 


NAMES. 


T. 


M. 


D. 


Place of Birth. 


of Death. 


Jan. 2, 


James Angier, 


39 


3 




Ireland. 


Heart Complaint. 


3, 


Elbridge J. Harris, 




16 


9 


16 


Boston. 


(I a 


6, 


Elizabeth W. Furbush, 




59 


4 




n, 


Influenza. 


7, 


Sarah Ward, , 




53 


6 




England. 


Cancer. 


7, 


Anna Maria Miller, 




80 


4 




Germany. 


Old Age. 


8, 


Daniel L. Craig, 




27 


1 




Haverhill. 


Exposure. 


11, 


Charlotte W. Clapp, 




42 


5 


25 


Dixfield, Me. 


Diabetes. 


15, 


Susan M. Stanley, . 




20 


8 


5 


Dorchester. 


Typhoid Fever. 


26, 


William H. Cook, . 




16 


6 




(C 


Accidental. 


28 










1 


11 


Premature Birth. 

IC u 


2<5 










2 


CL 


„„' 


— — — j\<isigue, . ■ 




30, 


Charles H. Hook, . 




21 


5 


3 


(( 


Consumption. 


Feb. 8, 


Lucretia Smith, 




77 






CI 




8, 


Mary Felton, . 




34 


5 


19 


Bath, Me, 


Consumption. 


14, 


Thomas F. Dodd, . 






3 


6 


Dorchester. 


Pneumonia. 


14, 


Jane Fallon, . 








1 


u 


Infantile. 


14> 


Sylvanus Rich, 




52 


10 




Welfleet. 


Congestion of Lungs. 


16, 


Albert Richards. . 




, 


6 




Worcester. 


Consumption. 


16, 


Mary Wall, . 




46 






Ireland. 




25, 


Franklin H. Sumner, 




29 






West Roxhury, 


Wounds rec'd in battle 


27, 


James Clapp, . 




62 


11 




Dorchester. 


Liver Complaint. . 


March 1, 


Gertrude M. Scudder, 








23 


u 


Infantile. 


1, 


Francis P. Dooley, 




21 


11 


25 


Halifax, N. S. 


Congestion of Brain. 


1, 


Margaret Glennon, 




34 






Ireland. 


Consumption. 


3, 


Bridget Malloy, . 




85 






u 


Old Age. 


4, 


Eliza Shepard, 




62 


1 




Dorchester. 


Cancer. 


6, 


Rebecca D. Clapp, 




23 


9 


25 


i( 


Consumption. 


7, 


Samuel R. M. Holbrook 




63 






Boston. 


Apoplexy. 


10, 


Margaret Scannell, 




40 






Ireland. 


Smallpox. 


12, 


George E. Allyn, . 




31 


9 




Boston. 


Paralysis. 


13, 


William W. Shirley, 




68 






Guilford, N. H. 




14, 


Ebenezer Wales, . 




68 


3 


19 


Dorchester. 


Disease of Bladder. 


15; 


Patrick Ward, 




102 






Ireland. 


Old Age. 


16, 


Milly Tileston, 




85 


4 


5 


Milton. 


Paralysis. 


17, 


William Parker, 




67 


1 


17 


Brimfield. 


Rheumatism. 


22, 


Mary Ellen Welsh, 




2 


1 




Canton. 


Lung Fever. 


25, 


Staniford P. Phipps, 




15 




11 


Dorchester. 


Heart Disease. 


29, 


Ellen F. Ayers, 




41 


2 


22 


Newton. 


Consumption. 


30, 


Sarah Lynch, 




75 






Ireland. 


Heart Disease. 


31 


David Wilson, 




54 


6 


21 


Dorchester, 




.31, 


Bridget McDonald, 




30 






Ireland. 


Consumption. 


April 1, 


Willie A. Glover, . 








26 


Dorchester. 


Infantile. 


3; 


Sarah Palmer, 




88 


3 




No. Durham, N. H. 


Old Age. 


4, 


Susan Robinson, . 




90 




5 


Dorchester. 


*.!. U 


4, 


Maria Tileston, 




74 


6 




u 


Apoplexy. 


10, 


Maria Karcher, 




43 






Germany. 


Suicide. 


10, 


Samuel J. Minchen, 








6 


Dorchester. 


Convulsions. 


10 


George B. Palmer, 




25 


5 




Cambridge. 


Consumption. 


14 


Thomas Dunn, 






8 




Boston. 


Smallpox. 


19 


Elizabeth P. Daniell, 




30 


6 


4 


Providence, R. I. 


Child Birth. « 


21 


Mary H. Thompson, 




67 


5 


4 


Cambridge. 


Paralysis. 


28, 


Thomas F. Fleming, 




31 






Ireland. 


Inflamm. of Bowels. 


."May 4, 


Robert T. Holmes, 




20 


10 


23 


Dorchester. 


Consumption. 


5 


J. Amory Davis, . 




60 


5 


7 


fct 


Bilious Cholic. 


< 


Ellen E. Cook, 




26 


4 




Boston. 


Consumption. 


il6. 


Adelaide Glover, . 




23 




3 


Roxbury, 


Heart Disease. 


117, 


Richard B. Callender, 




84 


7 


7 


Boston. 


Old Age. 


117, 


Julia A. Goward, . 




29 


8 


17 


Dorche.ster. 


Typhoid Fever. 


18, 


AUie E. Frazar, 




1 






(C 


Dropsy on Brain. 


19, 


William Murphy, . 




71 






Ireland. 


Heart Disease. 


19, 


Edward Amory Dexter, 




45 


8 


21 


Boston. 


Disease of Bowels. 


-.20, 


Ruth Clark, . 




66 


8 


14 


Sanborn ton, N H. 


Consumption. 



67 



DEATHS.— Continued. 



Date 




AGE. 


Place of Birth. 


Disease, or cause 


of Death. 


NAMES. 


T. 


M. 


D. 


of Death. 


May 24, 


Susan E. Nelson, . 


1 


1 


20 


Dorchester. 


Inflamm. of Bowels.. 


25, 


Maria Brown, 


77 


3 




Boston. 


Cancer. 


2?: 


Margaret Carroll, . 


4 


4 




Dorchester. 


Consumption. 


27, 


Mary Kerrigan, 




1 


14 


u 


Smallpox. 


28, 


Willie H. Curtis, . 


2 


9 




Boston. 


;t 


SO, 


Eliza Jacobs, . . . . 


64 


7 




Dorchester. 


Heart Disease. 


31, 


Joseph Knowlton, . . . 


71 


4 


8 


Northwood, N. H. 


Consumption.- 


June 2, 


George B. Palmer, . 




4 


9 


Dorchester. 




2 


Harriet S. White, . 


53 






Newburyport. 


Erysipelas. 


4, 


Willie A. Davenport, 


19 


10 


10 


Providence, R. I. 


Consumption. 


6, 


Caroline Whidden, 


31 


1 


24 


Maine. 


Meningitis. 


7, 


Ann Maria Hallett, 


9 


4 




Newton. 


Congestion of Lungs. 


7, 


Alfred Davenport, . 


24 


2 


17 


Dorchester. 


Consumption. 


9, 


Catharine Frieze, . 


25 


2 




Cambridge. 


Epileptic Fit. 


10, 


Mary Elizabeth Ricker, . 


29 






Portmouth, N. H. 


Consumption. 


12, 


Weldin G. Martin, 




5 




Dorchester. 


Diarrhoea. 


13, 


Mary Carroll, 






1 


u 


Infantile. 


16; 


Mehitable Holmes, 


80 


9 


2 


Boston. 


Old Age. 


16, 


Juliet E. P. Mansfield, . 


48 






Southbridge. 


Hemorrhage of Lungs 


18, 


George M. Brewer, 


31 


2 


27 


Dorchester. 


Consumption. 


18, 


Walter Barnes, 






1 


u 


Infantile. 


22 


Robert B. Potts, . 


48 


5 




Philadelphia. 


Erysipelas. 


23 


Annie Ward, .... 


1 




17 


Lowell. 


Disease of Brain. 


23 


Sumner P. Broad, 


7 


2 


13 


Dorchester. 


Drowned. 


. 25 


Thomas Cahill, 


1 


10 




u 


Scarlatina. 


27 


Nancy Ware, .... 


80 


11 


22 


Roxbury. 




30, 


Sarah B. Wetherell, 


1 


3 


10 


Boston. 


Infantile. 


8o; 


Bernard J. Madden, 




7 


15 


Dorchester. 


Cholera Infantum. 


July 1, 


James Hervey Saville, . 


25 


2 


13 


Quincy. 


Hemorrhage. 


3, 


James H. Jenkins, 


48 


8 


15 


Boston. 


Suicide. 


5, 


Susan S. Gay, 


44 


1 


2 


a 


Consumption. 


10, 


Anastasia O'Neil, . 


70 


10 




Ireland. 


Dysentery. . 


10, 


George 0. Wales, . . . 


37 


10 


10 


Boston. 


tt 


15 


Eunice Niles Wate, 


17 


1 


23 


Dorchester. 


Disease of Lungs. 


19, 


Nancy Harod, 


78 


2 


19 


Canton. 


Heart Disease. 


21, 


William Jacobs, . 


77 


11 


28 


Dorchester. 


Old Age. 


25 


Susan M. Stanley, . 




6 


26 


C( 


Cholera Infantum. 


25 


Mary B Murphy, . 


1 




3 


Milton. 


tt tt 


27, 


Martha Pierce, 


70 






Dorchester. 


Dysentery. 


27 


Edward L. Hill, . 


4 




8 


It 


tt 


28 


Thomas J. Dolan, . 


2 


10 


10 


a 


Convulsions., • 


30 


EmmaKahlar, 




5 




n 


Dysentery. 


30, 


Mary Sandford Clark, . 


5 


2 


25 


C( 


tt 


Aug. 1, 


Willie French, 






14 


<c 


Infantile. . 


4 


Jane Wilbur, 


64 


2 


19 


Middleborough. 


Dysentery. 


5, 


Dennis Mahoney, . 










Cholera Iniantumj 


6 


Stella Muzzy, 


10 


6 




Boston. 


Disease of Brain. 


7 


Eliza A. Passmore, 




5 


7 


Dorchester. 


Canker. 


7 


Mary Foster Greene, 




6 


8 


u 


Cholera Infantum. . 


7 


Julia A. Davenport, 




7 


18 


It 


If It 


8, 


Arthur W. Hayward, . 


5 


9 


6 


It 


Drowned. 


8, 


Gladis Whitaker, . 




9 




Boston. 


Cholera Infantum. 


10 


Cynthia F. Carey, . 


34 


6 




tt 


Consumption. 


11 


Jane Walch, . . . . 


5 


4 


8 


Dorchester. 


Disease of Brain. 


13 


Bridget Connor, 


48 






Ireland. 


Dysentery. 


15, 


Peter Murphy, 


64 






It 


Fever. 


15, 


Lydia G. Silsby, . 




1 


22 


Dorchester. 


Marasmus. 


16 


Mary E. Lynes, 


9 


9 


13 


tt 


Consumption, 


17 


Henry A. Hunt, . 


23 


6 


1 


(C 


Dysentery. 


18, 


Eliza M. Sloan, 


20 


3 




Boston. 


Consumption, 


21, 


Benjamin Stone, . 


80 


5 


15 


Chesterfield, N. H. 


Old Age, 


23 


John Holleran, 






14 


Dorchester. 


Convulsions. 


23 


Mary Campbell, . 




2 


16 


tt 


Cholera Infantum. 


25 


Ehzabeth C. Woodard, . 


18 


8 


1 


(t 


Consumption, 


27 


Daniel W. Southard, . 


27 


5 




Boston. 


Phthisic. 


27 


William B. Davenport, . 


44 


2 




Stamford, Ct. 


Consumption. 


29 


Mary Jane Meade, . 


15 


11 




Dorchester, 


ti 


SO 


Catharine Mahoney, 


50 






Ireland. 


Dysentery. 


30 


Lewis M. Guilhiermoz, . 




3 


9 


Boston 


Cholera Infantum. 


30 


Hattie L. Packard, 




1 


19 


Dorchester, 


Canker. 


30 


John Freeman, 






6 


tt 


Convulsions. 


30 


Caroline E. Morse, 


24 


6 


10 


New York. 


Hemorrhage. 


SO, 


Phebe P. Blackman, 


51 


11 


8 


-. N. H. 


Disease of Lungs. 



68 



DEATHS.— Continued. 



Date 




AGE 


Place of Birth. 


Disease, or cause 


of Death. 


K A M E 3 . 


Y. 


M. 


3). 


of Death. 


Aug. 30, 


Katie J. Byram, . . 


1 






Boston. 


Dysentery. 


Sept, 2, 


James CunniEf, 






8 




Dorchester. 


Disease of Spine. 


2 


John Donnelly, 




72 






Ireland. 


Dysentery. 


, 3, 


Ann Spear, . 




43 






Nova Scotia. 


Erysipelas. 


4 


Mary Sawin, . 




77 


2 


20 


Milton. 


Old Age. 


8 


Harry G. Conant, . 






1 


6 


Dorchester. 


Debility. 


9 


Harry Ranstead, . 




6 


5 


12 


ct 


Dysentery. 


9 


Mary Cunniff, 




90 






Ireland. 


Old Age. 


9, 


Arthur Norman, . 






10 


8 


Dorchester. 


Convulsions. 


12 


Alice L. Dunmore, 






10 


5 


(( 


Cholera Infantum. 


12 


Hanora Desmond, . 


a • 


50 






Ireland. 


Consumption. 


13 


Joseph Foster, 




65 






England. 


Disease of Brain. 


14; 


Eliza S. GIOTer, 




64 


1 


6 


Dorchester. 


Chronic Diarrhoea. 


17, 


Edwin H. Curtis, . 






5 


24 


(( 


Disease of Brain. 


18, 


John Burt, . 




57 


5 


15 


Montreal, Ca. 


Carbuncle. 


18, 


George Edward Webb, 






2 




Dorchester. 


Cholera Infantum. 


19, 


George B. Hitchcock, 






4 


16 


Roxbury. 


U (1 


19, 


Georgianna T. Muller, 






7 


24 


Dorchester. 


(1 (( 


20, 


James J. Qough, . 




1 


6 




i( 


Dysentery. 


21, 


Sally Atkins Dobson, 




1 


8 


6 


cc 


Teething. 


22, 


Otis Wright, . 




63 


9 




Plympton. 


Disease of Heart. 


22 


Sarah Jane Jordan, 




8 


9 




Woburn. 


Diptheria. 


23 


MoUie S. Train, . 




3 


6 


23 


Dorchester. 


Dropsy. 


23 


Sarah P. Withington, 




95 


3 


6 


Boston. 


Dysentery. 


25, 


Charles E. Davenport, 




18 


4 


10 


Dorchester. 


Consumption. 


28 


Cornelius Bird, 




68 


10 


19 


Watertown. 


Rupture Blood Vessel. 


28 


Annie E. Hibbard, 






10 


28 


Dorchester. 


Dysentery. 


29 


Charles A. Whidden, 






5 




c( 


Teething. 


3o; 


Eliza R. Brown. . 




85 


1 


27 


Norwich, Ct. 


Old Age. 


Oct. 4, 


Daniel McAuliffe, . 




46 






Ireland. 


Typhoid Fever. 


4, 


Ellen Mulhearn, . 








9 


Dorchester. 


Convulsions. 


6 


Edward Dumphy, . 








3 


(( 


u 


7, 


Alice Robinson, 






2 


1 


Lowell. 


Disease of Liver. 


10 


Mabel Mullett, 




1 


4 


10 


Dorchester. 


Scrofula. 


18 


Hannah W. Clapp, 




80 


5 


5 


;( 


Old Age. 


22, 


Grace B. Blake, 






2 


17 


u 


Liver Complaint. 


24, 


Lucy Page, . 




50 


4 




Bucksport, Me. 


Infiamm. of Bowels. 


29, 


Daniel Donahey, . 




49 






Ireland, 


Consumption. 


Not. 2, 


Hugh McKenzie, . 




35 






St. Ann's. 


Chronic Diarrhoea. 


2, 


George Graham, . 




17 


11 


26 


Nova Scotia. 


Typhoid Fever. 


8, 


Isabell Everett, 




2 


7 




Roxbury. 


Croup. 


11, 


Elizabeth Z. Tolman, 




25 


5 


14 


Dorchester. 


Rheumatism. 


14, 


Frank M. Jordan, . 




6 


10 


17 


Woburn. 


Diptheria. 


16; 


Ellen Halliday, 






2 


17 


Dorchester. 


Whooping Cough. 


16, 


Georgianna A. Karchar, 


1 


2 


16 


(I 


Dropsy on Brain. 


17 


Marianna S. BUenwood, 


18 






Bridgewater. 


Phthsic. 


18, 


Sally B. Cox, .... 


27 


6 




Walpole. 


Consumption. 


20, 


Eliza Austin Coolidge, 




75 






Boston. 


Apoplexy. 


22, 


Nellie C. Bowe, . 




9 


10 


26 


Dorchester. 


Inflammat'n of Brain. 


24 


Mary Tolman, 




77 


2 


7 


Stoughton. 


Old Age. 


30, 


Richard WaU, 




42 






Ireland. 


Phthisic. 


Dec. 1, 


Stillman Stone, 




60 


3 




Dorchester. 


Aneurism of Aorta. 


5, 


Hannah Feeley, 




55 






Ireland. 


Disease of Womb. 


7, 


lewis Washburn, . 




23 






Middleborough, 


Accidental. 


8 


Patrick Coleman, . 




56 






Ireland. 


General Debility. 


10, 


Thomas Connor, . 




60 






Dorchester. 


Consumption. 


11, 


Stephen F. Hersey, 




58 


7 


3 


41 


Paralysis. 


12, 


John M. A. Corcoran, 






5 




CI 


Teething. 


16 


George Clapp, 




71 


1 


6 


cc 


General Debility. 


17, 


Robert T. Kelley, . 








2 


(( 


Infantile. 


19 


David J. Marble, . 




58 






Cohasset. 


Pleurisy. 


20, 


Frederick Mayer, . 




8 


5 




Roxbury. 


Drowned. 


22, 


William Harris, 




66 


11 




Middleton, Ct. 


Pleurisy. 


25 


Mary C. Needham, 




12 


2 


11 


Dorchester. 


Disease of Heart. 


26 


Nathaniel Tolman, 




53 


11 


21 


a 


Consumption. 


26, 


Walter R. Sumner, 




5 


2 


2 


(< 


Diptheria. 


29, 


Abel Hall, . 




80 


10 


29 


ic 


Old Age. 



69 



CLASSIFICATION OF CAUSES, &c. 
Their diseases were — 



Aneurism . 






1 


Fever .... 


1 


Accidental . 






2 


" Lung 


1 


Apoplexy . 






3 


" Typhoid . 


4 


Cancer 






3 


General Debility 


3 


Canker 






2 


Hemorrhage 


3 


Carbuncle . 






1 


Infantile .... 


8 


Childbirth . 






1 


Inflammation of Brain 


1 


Cholera Infantum 






. 13 


" Bowels 


4 


Cholic 






1 


" Lungs 




Congestion of Brain 






1 


Influenza . . . . 


'. 1 


" Lungs 






1 


Marasmus .... 


1 


Consumption 






31 


Meningitis .... 


1 


Convulsions 






7 


Old Age .... 


. 15 


Croup 






1 


Paralysis .... 


4 


Diabetes 






1 


Phthisic .... 


2 


Diarrhoea . 






3 


Pleurisy .... 


2 


Diptheria . 






3 


Pneumonia .... 


1 


Disease of Bladder 






1 


Premature Birth, 


2 


" Brain 






5 


Kheumatism 


2 


" Heart 






10 


Kupture Blood Vessel 


1 


" Liver 






4 


Scarlatina 


1 


" Lungs 






2 


Scrofula . . . . 


1 


" Spine 






1 


Smallpox .... 


4 


" Womb 






1 


Suicide .... 


2 


Dropsy 






1 


Teething .... 


3 


" on Brain . 






2 


Wounds received in battle . 


1 


Drowned . 






3 


Whooping Cough 


1 


Dysentery . 






16 


Not stated .... 


6 


Epileptic Fit 






1 






Erysipelas . 






3 




202 


Exposure . 






1 






The ages of the deceased were — 




Under one year . . .46 


50 to 60 years 


14 


1 to 2 years 






10 


60 to 70 " . . . 


19 


2 to 5 






7 


70 to 80 " . . . 


14 


5 to 10 " 






12 


80 to 90 " . . 


12 


10 to 15 " 






2 


90 to 100 " . . . 


2 


15 to 20 " 






10 


Over 100 " . . . 


1 


20 to 30 " 






22 


Not stated 


1 


30 to 40 






12 






40 to 50 " 






18 




202 


The deaths were i 


n the month of — 




January 


. 12 1 


August 


31 


February . 


• • 


9 


September . . . . 


28 


March 


• • 


20 


October 


9 


April . . . . 


• • 


11 


November 


13 


May .... 


• ■ 


17 


December . . . . 


16 


June .... 


• • 


21 






July .... 


• 


15 




202 


The places of thei 


V nativity were — 




Dorchester . 


. 93 


Germany 


3 


United States 


• 


77 


Not stated 


1 


England 


• 


1 







Ireland 


• 


22 




202 


British Provinces 


a 




5 


. 





70 



BY-LAWS OF THE TOWN. 

[Adopted April 8, 1865.] 



Article 1. The regular Town Meetings, held in the months 
of March and April, and" November," shall be called by a warrant issued 
by the Selectmen, a copy of which shall be posted up in twenty con- 
spicuous places in the town, seven days at least before the time of 
holding said meeting. 

Art. 2. All special Town Meetings shall be caUed by a Constable 
leaving a copy of the warrant at the residence of the citizens qualified 
to vote in town affairs, three days at least before said meeting. 

Art. 3. No By-law or Ordinance shall be passed, altered or 
repealed, and no report of the Selectmen upon the laying out of a high 
or town way shall be acted upon except at the annual meeting of the 
To'O'n in the month of March or April. 

Art. 4. The Town Treasurer shall not borrow any money in behalf 
of the Town upon any promissory note executed by him as such 
Treasurer, unless said note is first countersigned by the Selectmen. 

Art. 5. The Town Treasurer shall not pay out any money on 
account of the Town, except upon a written order from the Selectmen. 

Art. 6. Any person described in the 1st section of the 207th chap- 
ter of the General Statutes, passed in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and sixty-two, upon conviction of any offence therein described, 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars, or by commit- 
ment, to such Institution of Instruction, House of Reformation, or other 
suitable situation, as may be provided by the ToiAoi, at the discretion of 
the Trial Justice having jui'isdiction of the case, agreeably to the 
provisions of said Act. 

The Almshouse in this Town is hereby assigned and provided as an 
institute of instruction, or suitable situation for the purpose mentioned 
in tliis By-Law. 

Art. 7. No person, except the Surveyors of Highways, in the lawful 
performance of their duties, and those acting under their orders, shaU 
break or dig up the ground or stones in any street in this town, -without 
first obtaining a written license from the Selectmen therefor, and the 



71 

person so licensed shall put, and at all times keep up, a suitable railing 
or fence around the section or parts of any street so dug or broken up, 
as long as the same shall be or remain unsafe or inconvenient for 
travellers, and shall also keep one or more lighted lanterns fixed to such 
railing or fence, or in some other way exposed, every night, from twilight 
in the evening through the whole night, as long as such street shall be 
or remain unsafe or inconvenient for travellers. 

Art. 8. No person shall move or assist in moving any building 
through any street in tliis ToAvn without first having obtained a written 
license from the Selectmen therefor. 

Art. 9. No person shall ride any horse or drive any horse, or 
horses, unattached or attached to anj- carriage, in any of the Streets of 
this Town, at an immoderate or furious rate, so as to endanger or 
expose to injury any person being in the same. 

Art. 10. No person shall ride or drive umiecessarily on the 
sidewalks of any street in this ToAvn. 

Art. 11. No person shall pasture any cattle or other animals in any 
of the streets of this To^vn, either with or without a keeper ; provided, 
that nothing in this ordinance or By-Law shall affect the right of any 
person to the use of the land within the limits of such street adjoining 
his own land. 

Art. 12. No person shall coast upon East Street, or that part of 
"Washington Street lying south of River Street in this Town. 

Art. 13. No person shall kick football, or throw any stones or snow 
balls, in any of the streets o£ this Town. 

Art. 14. No person shall throw any ashes, filth, waste material or 
decayed vegetable substance, into any of the streets of this Town. 

Art. 15. No person shall behave himself in an indecent or dis- 
orderly manner, or use any indecent, profane or insulting language in 
any of the streets or public places in this Town, or near any dwelhng 
house or other building therein. 

Art. 1 6. No person shall make any indecent figures or write any 
indecent or obscene words upon any wall, post or building, or in any 
public place whatever within this Town. 

Art. 17. No person shall deface any building, fence, bridge, lamp 
post, railing, wall, or rock by painting or marking upon it, or by placing 
upon it by means of any glutinous substance, any advertisement or 
notice, calling attention to any show or article for sale, unless first 
getting permission from the owner and one of the Selectmen. 

Art. 18. No person shaU wilfully and without right, enter into any 
of the brdldings belonging to the Town, and no person shall wilfully 
and without right take away or cause to be taken away from any engine 
house or other buildmg belonging to the Town, or in anyway maliciously 



72 

interfere witli any fire engine, hose carriage, ladder carriage, or any hooks, 
ladders, hose, or other apparatus designed or procured for extinguishing 
fires, or connected with or belonging to any engine company where said 
property belongs to the Town. Nothing in this article shall be con- 
strued to apply to any felonious or larcenous entry and taking away, or 
to any case of malicious mischief. 

Art. 19. No person shall extinguish any of the street lights of this 
Town-unless having express authority so to do. 

Art. 20. Any person who shall ofiend against any of the provisions 
of the last fourteen foregoing articles, shall forfeit and for every such 
ofience, a sum not less than one dollar, nor more than twenty dollars, to 
be paid into the Treasury of this Town, And its hereby made the 
duty of the several Constables, Police Officers and Night Watch of the 
Town, to see aU the By-Laws of the Town enforced. 

Art. 21. No person shall deal in or keep a shop for the purchase, 
sale, or barter of junk, old metal, or second-hand articles in this Town, 
without a hcense therefor from the Selectmen first had and obtained. 

Art. 22. By the word "streets," in these By-Laws, it is meant to 
include all public highways, lanes, courts, bridges, squares, and all 
places upon which the public have a right to travel. 

Art. 23. All existing By-Laws are hereby repealed. 



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