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ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD, 



Financial Year, ending March 1, 1884. 



LOWELL, MASS. : 
VOX POPULI PRESS: HUSE, GOODWIN & CO., 130 CENTRAL STREET. 

1884. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF CHELMSFORD, 



Financial Year, ending March 1, 1884. 



LOWELL, MASS. : 
VOX POPULI PRESS: HUSE, GOODWIN & CO., 130 CENTRAL STREET. 

1884. 



REPORT OF THE TOWN CL.ERR 

For the Year Ending Feb. 29, 1884. 



Births recorded — Males, 17; Females, 17. Total. 

Births of native parentage 

Births of foreign parentage 

Births of native and foreign parentage 

Marriages recorded 

Marriages between natives 

Marriages between natives and foreigners 

Deaths recorded — Males, 21 ; Females, 21. Total. 
Number under 5 years of age 



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Report on Dog Licenses. 

Middlesex ss., Dec. 3, 1883. 
George A. Parkhurst, Esq., Clerk of the Town of Chelmsford, 
has paid into the treasury of said Middlesex County, two hundred 
and fifty dollars and twenty cents ($250.20) for dog licenses, for 
the year 1883, as per his account of 30th ult. 

AMOS STONE, 

County Treasurer. 

x, 

Number of dogs licensed 129 

Males 123 

Females 6 

Amount received for licenses $276 00 

Amount of fees — 20 cents per license 25 80 

Paid to the County Treasurer, as per above receipt. . . . 250 20 

97 j>er cent, refunded 242 69 

GEORGE A. PABKHURST, 

Town Clerk. 



REPORT OF THE TOWN TREASURER 

For the Year ending Feb. 29, 1884. 



Your Treasurer charges himself with cash balance in 

treasury, as found at last annual settlement $1,876 11 

Cash received of — 

State Treasurer, State Aid for 1882 560 50 

State Treasurer, as Corporation tax for 1883 1,234 02 

State Treasurer, as National Bank tax for 1883 1,456 81 

State Treasurer, as relief to indigent soldiers and sailors, 173 50 

State Treasurer, as armory rent for 1882 75 00 

State Treasurer, as income Massachusetts school fund. . 198 16 

State Treasurer, on account of State ; paupers 35 00 

County Treasurer, on account of dog licenses for 1883. . 242 69 

City of Boston, for support of Willie McLaughlin 86 48 

City of Lowell, on account of tuition of non-resident 

pupils 11 55 

Henry M. Bosworth, on account of tuition of non-resi- 
dent pupils 12 25 

Henry M. Bosworth, on account of fuel used for writing 

school 2 50 

Timothy Adams, on account of sale of lots in cemetery 

at Centre 31 00 

N. B. Edwards, on account of sale of cemetery lots at 

North Chelmsford 17 00 

Daniel P. Byam, on account of sale of cemetery lots at 

South Chelmsford 8 00 

N. J. Duncan, on account of use of Town Hall at North 

Chelmsford *. , 15 00 

A. J. Lamphere, on account of use of Town Hall at 

Centre 3 00 

C. W. Flint, as reimbursement for aid rendered 

Edward F. Carkin, in 1882 16 86 

R. Wilson Dix, as reimbursement for aid rendered 

Michael McNulty 3 00 

Amount carried forward , $6,058 43 



REPORT OF THE TOWN TREASURER. 



Amount brought forward $6,058 43 

Town of Billerica, on account of aid rendered family of 

Henry Stearns 41 50 

H. S. Perham, on account of sale of horse 15 00 

Selectmen, on account of sale of old hearses 30 00 

R. Wilson Dix, on account of use of town team 34 00 

Overseers of Poor, on account of proceeds of town 

farm 626 61 

A. H. Sheldon, tax of 1881, in full 110 77 

A. H. Sheldon, interest on same 12 83 

A. H. Sheldon, on account of taxes for 1882 389 43 

A. H. Sheldon, on account of interest on same 19 41 

George F. Snow, on account of taxes for 1883 10,993 68 

George F. Snow, on account of interest on same ....... 76 38 

Hired for use of town, as temporary loan 3,000 00 

Making a total of $21,408 04 



And is credited as follows : — 

By cash paid — 

State tax for 1883 $ 1,455 00 

Outstanding orders of 1882, in full 39 83 

On account of orders drawn by Selectmen, present year, 15,889 41 
J. R. Parkhurst, care of Kimball lot, in Centre ceme- 
tery 3 00 

On account of temporary loan 3,000 00 

On account of interest on same 46 25 

Balance in treasury as found on settlement 974 55 

$21,408 04 
E. IT. WARREN, 



Treasurer. 



Chelmsford, March 7, 1884. 



REPORT OF THE ASSESSORS 

For the Year Ending Feb. 29, 1884. 



Valuation, May 1, 1883. 

Real estate (resident) $1,036,675 00 

" (non-resident) 198,920 00 

$1,235,595 00 

Personal estate (resident) $324,325 00 

" (non-resident) 3,050 00 

327,375 00 

Total valuation $1,562,970 00 

Number of polls 641 

" " horses 422 

" " cows 817 

" " sheep 36 

" " acres of land taxed, 14,132 

" " dwellings owned by- 
residents 491 

" " dwellings owned by 

non-residents . . 44 

Taxes. 

Eate on $1,000, $7.00. Polls, $2.00 each. 

State tax ■ $1,455 00 

County tax 783 66 

$2,238 66 

Appropriation for public schools $5,000 00 

" " school incidental ex- 
penses 550 00 

" " school apparatus 100 00 

" " support of the poor. . 2,000 00 

" " highways 3,500 00 

" " repairs of public build- 
ings 200 00 

Amounts carried forward $11,350 00 $2,238 66 



REPORT OF THE ASSESSORS. 



Amounts brought forward $11,350 00 

Appropriation for indigent soldiers and 

sailors 200 00 

" town officers and com- . 
mittees 

" collection and abate- 
ment of taxes . . . 

" miscellaneous expen- 
ses 

" improvements in cem- 
etery at North 
Chelmsford 

" hearse at S. Chelms- 
ford 



$2,238 66 



Overlayings 

Less estimated receipts. 



Less appropriations from treasury 
Total tax committed 



Tax on 641 polls $ 1,282 00 

Tax on property , 



Miscellaneous. 
Average rate of tax on $1,000 in the State, $14.98. 

1863. 



700 00 




400 00 




300 00 




300 00 




425 00 






13,675 00 






$15,913 66 




34 13 




$15,947 79 




3,000 00 




$12,947 79 




725 00 




$12,222 79 


$ 1,282 00 




10,940 79 


* 




$12,222 79 



Total valuation of the State, as 

assessed $533,560,716 00 

number of Polls in the 

State, as assessed .... 275,758 

number of Horses 89,228 

number of Cows 158,905 

number of Sheep 150,922 

number of Dwellings. . . . 183,528 



1883. 

1,226,111,297 00 

498,828 
149,289 
169,879 
62,780 
291,991 



CHAS. W. FLINT, 
GEO. A. BYAM, 
JOHN N. PERRY, 
R, WILSON DIX, 
JOHN Q. BATTLES, 

Assessors. 



COLLECTORS' REPORTS. 



Collector's report for the year 1881. 

Taxes on list of 1881, uncollected Feb. 28, 

1883 $110 77 

Interest on same to Feb. 28, 1883 11 11 

Interest accrued since Feb. 28, 1883 1 72 

$123 60 



Cash paid Treasurer as tax $110 77 

" " " " interest 12 83 

$123 60 



Arthur H. Sheldon, Collector, 1881. 



Collector's report for the year 1882. 

Taxes on list of 1882, uncollected Feb. 28, 

1883...' $461 37 

Interest on same to Feb. 28, 1883 13 99 

Interest accrued since Feb. 28, 1883 12 55 

$487 91 



Cash paid Treasurer as tax $389 43 

" " " " interest 19 41 

Uncollected tax to new account 71 94 

" interest to new account 713 

$487 91 



Arthur H. Sheldon, Collector, 1882. 



8 COLLECTORS' REPORTS. 

Collector's report for the year ending 
Feb. 29, 1884. 

Tax list for 1883 $12,222 79 

Additional taxes 10 00 

Interest collected since Oct. 1, 1883 76 38 

" accrued since Oct. 1, 1883, on uncol- 
lected taxes 13 28 

$12,322 45 



Paid County Treasurer as County tax $ 783 66 

" Town Treasurer as tax 10,993 68 

" " " " interest 76 38 

Uncollected taxes to new account 455 45 

Interest accrued to new account 13 28 

_ $12,322 45 

Geo. F. Snow, Collector, 1883. 



Collection and Abatement of Taxes. 

Arthur H. Sheldon, abatement 1881 $ 6 21 

" " " . " 1882 87 45 

" " collection 1881 and 1882, $ 7 35 

George F. Snow, collection 1883 187 20 

« " " abatement 1883 52 77 



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$340 98 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN 

For the Year ending Feb. 29, 1884. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

PAID FOE TEACHING. 

No. 1, Patience Breck, 35 weeks $479 00 

1, Jennie L. Allen, 35 weeks 376 

1, Nellie M. Perham, 35 weeks 280 

2, Carrie E. White, 23 weeks 184 

2, Katie Sleeper, 12 weeks 96 

3, Alice M. Mansfield, 33 weeks 286 

4, Mary E. Lovering, 10 weeks 70 

4, Helen F. Morton, 22 weeks 154 

5, Ira G. Metcalf, 10 weeks 60 

5, Grace Saunders, 10 weeks 60 

5, Bertha M. Leadbetter, 11 weeks 66 

6, Susie S. McFarlin, 5| weeks 41 

6, Annie M. Lee, 28$ weeks 230 

7, Josie A. Parker, 31 weeks 246 

8, Daniel Phillips, 35 weeks 787 

8, Addie M. Taylor, 35 weeks 280 

8, Minnie A. Worden, 35 weeks 280 

8, Laura G. Hoyt, 35 weeks 280 

9, Laura L. Butterfield, 35 weeks 280 

9, Agnes Naylor, 35 weeks 280 



PAID FOE CARE OP SCHOOL-HOUSES. 



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$1,135 00 


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280 00 


50 


286 50 


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246 00 


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560 00 



$4,817 00 



No. 1, John H. Wilson $13 75 

1, Willie C. Ward 33 00 

1, Lucy Shute 6 00 

1, Mrs. Kelly 3 80 

1, Emma F. Adams 2 00 $58 55 

2, Eddie P. Fowle 17 50 17 50 



Amount carried forward $76 05 



10 REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN 



Amount brought forward $76 05 

No. 3, Lizzie Garland 

3, E. A. Garland 

4, A. G. Green 

5, Charles H. Dutton 

6, Mabel E. Brown 

6, Thomas T. French 

7, Fred M. Hodson 

8, Louis M. Lanman 

8, Henry T. Ripley 

9, John Dunn 



; 5 25 




6 00 


11 25 


12 00 


12 00 


6 00 


6 00 


8 50 




6 00 


14 50 


16 00 


16 00 


22 00 




48 50 


70 50 


25 00 


25 00 



PAID FOR FUEL. 

No. 1, William Redmond, 56| ft. oak wood, $38 29 
1, " " 14 ft. pine wood, 
1, " " surveying wood. . 
1, C. H. C. Hall, preparing wood 

1, James P. Emerson, 8^ft. pine wood. . 

2, Edward F. Richardson, 24 ft. oak 

wood 

2, Edward F. Richardson, 8 ft. pine wood, 

2, Thomas Sheehan, preparing wood. . . 

3, John Q. Battles, 32 ft. prepared oak 

wood 

3, John Q. Battles, 4 ft. prepared maple 

wood 

4, H. C. Green, 22 ft. mixed wood 

4, " " preparing wood 

5, E. E. Dutton, 12 ft. hard wood 

6, Henry Durant, 16 ft. hard wood 

6, " " 4 ft. pine wood 

6, " " preparing wood 

6, R. W. Dix, 12 ft. prepared wood 

7, William C. Edwards, 24 ft. oak wood, 
7, " " 8 ft. pine wood, 

7, B. Lawrence, preparing wood 

8, F. W. Blodgett, 106£ ft. oak wood. . 
8, " " surveying wood .... 
8, Seth P. Sampson, 17 ft. oak wood, 
8, " " 73£ ft. pine wood, 
8, R. Durant, preparing wood 

8, L. M. Lanman, preparing wood 

9, William C. Edwards, 56 ft. oak wood, 
9, " " 4 ft. pine wood, 
9, Joseph P. Winn, preparing wood .... 



$231 30 



7 00 




35 




9 60 




3 63 


$ 58 87 


15 75 




3 75 




5 00 


$24 50 


23 50 




2 50 


26 00 


15 46 




3 25 


18 71 


6 00 


6 00 


12 00 




2 25 




3 00 




7 25 


24 50 


16 50 




4 25 




2 25 


23 00 


69 89 




25 




12 75 




36 62 




15 98 




1 18 


136 67 


38 00 




4 25 




4 50 


46 75 



$365 00 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



11 



SCHOOL INCIDENTALS. 



J. H. Vincent, Superintendent 

Marden & Rowell, printing , 

Sargent & Gay, printing 

J. H. Vincent, books for poor children . 

J. H. Vincent, crayons, erasers, etc 

J. H. Vincent, delivering supplies 



No. 



Desk supplies . 

F. G. Pratt, repairs 

Horace Holt, repairs 

J. P. Emerson, repairs 

Kate Kelley, repairs 

S. W, Parkhurst, supplies, 

Desk supplies 

Con Leary, repairs 

Desk supplies 

T. M. Gerrish, supplies 

S, W. Parkhurst, supplies 

N. E. Parker, repairs 

Ellen Nickles, repairs . , 

T.B. Chapman, repairs 

Desk supplies 

S. W. Parkhurst, supplies 

Desk supplies 

S. W. Parkhurst, supplies 

Jonathan Larcom, shingling 

Desk supplies 

J. H. Wyman, supplies 

J. H. Wyman, repairs 

Orrin Pierce, repairs 

J. F. Puffer & Son, furniture. ....... 

Desk supplies 

George F. Locke, repairs 

Desk supplies 

E. Shaw, supplies 

H. M. Bosworth, supplies 

H. M. Bosworth, repairs 

H. M. Bosworth, expenses attending 

meetings- 

George H. Smith, repairs 

George Spalding, repairs 

Desk supplies . . . . ; 

William C. Edwards, repairs . 

Ann Farrell, repairs 

G. F. Snow, repairs 

J. N. Perry, repairs 



00 00 


$200 00 


1 50 




8 00 


9 50 


29 00 


29 00 


12 25 


12 25 


4 75 


4 75 


G 70 


6 70 


2 25 




8 25 




1 00 




70 


12 20 


15 46 


15 46 


7 64 


7 64 


3 00 


3 00 


3 35 


3 35 


70 




75 


1 45 


2 35 




4 23 




' 20 


6 78 


2 10 




1 50 


3 60 


2 41 




94 


3 35 


25 65 


25 65 


2 95 




85 


3 80 


3 00 




2 50 


5 50 


18 10 


18 10 


2 85 


2 85 


3 00 


3 00 


15 45 




4 42 




1 61 


21 48 


25 


25 


3 00 


3 00 


15 00 




25 70 


40 70 


12 68 


12 68 


1 55 




8 00 




15 99 




25 


25 79 



1481 83 



12 REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



SCHOOL APPARATUS. 

No. 8, Prang Educational Co., one air pump 

and bell jars 30 75 

8, Daniel Phillips, six physiological 

charts 4 00 

Hiram Houghton, one compound micro- 
scope 4 00 $38 75 



SUPPORT OF THE POOR. 

PAID FOR EXPENSES OUTSIDE OF ALMSHOUSE. 

Worcester Lunatic Hospital, in aid of Samuel 

L. Blood $171 21 

Worcester Lunatic Hospital, in aid of 

Ephraim Buttrick 21 01 $192 22 

Worcester Asylum for Chronic Insane, in aid 

of Daniel Gilligan 199 94 199 94 

Northampton Lunatic Hospital, in aid of 

Michael McKeon 177 20 177 20 

Danvers Lunatic Hospital, in aid of Cathe- 
rine McMahon 172 41 

Danvers Lunatic Hospital, in aid of Jona- 
than Wright 22 29 

Danvers Lunatic Hospital, in aid of Laura E. 

Bailey 135 

City of Lowell, in aid of Mrs. Damas La Due, 83 

City of Lowell, in aid of Elizabeth Donahoe, 25 

City of Lowell, in aid of Patrick Ward .... 16 

City of Boston, aid of Asenath Clapp 32 

St. John's Hospital, in aid of Thomas Law- 

ler (bill 1882) 18 

St. John's Hospital, in aid of Thomas Law- 

ler 105 

Samuel Putney, in aid of Willie McLaughlin, 115 

F. E. Marshall, in aid of Mrs. Jas. McEnnis, 118 

Sarah L. Webber, in aid of Darius Hall 20 

S. W. Parkhurst, in aid of George Hall. .-. . . 10 

R. W. Dix, in aid of Michael McNulty 11 

Dr. W. A. Hubbard, in aid of Stearns family, 41 

Charles W. Flint, in aid of John Gaudette. . 24 

Timothy Adams, burial Russell child 6 

S. L. Webber, in aid of Darius Hall 15 

$1,542 55 



30 


330 00 


00 




00 




00 


124 00 


55 


32 55 


00 




43 


123 43 


48 


115 48 


60 


118 60 


00 


20 00 


00 


10 00 


38 


11 38 


50 


41 50 


75 


24 75 


50 


6 50 


00 


15 00 



KEPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



13 



EXPENSES AT ALMSHOUSE. 

Nathan C. Bean, Superintendent $350 00 

David Perham, grain 338 26 

William Fletcher, 4,105 lbs. hay 24 73 

John E. Stevens, 2,500 lbs. hay 25 00 

N. C. Bean, 2005 lbs. hay 15 27 

David Perham, ice 14 82 

S. W. Parkhurst, groceries 344 92 

D. W. Bickford, groceries 74 74 

F. L. Beedy, provisions 102 84 

F. G. McGregor, provisions 125 75 

E Shaw & Son, provisions 30 19 

Geo. F. Foss & Co., provisions 35 30 

William R. Fowle, provisions 12 26 

D. C. Perham, provisions 18 38 

H. F. Fletcher & Co , provisions 3 67 

Nichols & Fletcher, provisions 1 30 

C. M. Weeks, provisions 5 50 

Geo. A. Coburn, provisions 1 00 

A. F. Wright, provisions 3 50 

S*. W. Parkhurst, provisions - 4 58 

Henry Perham, provisions 4 20 

Mrs. A. Driscoll, 6 bbls. apples 18 00 

J. A. Baker, fish 25 61 

Thomas Mahan, fish 411 

E. K. Parkhurst, 15,820 lbs. coal 51 41 

Lowell Bone Fertilizer Co., 1,207 lbs. fer- 
tilizer 21 12 

Sumner Crosby, labor 20 00 

Francis A. Marshall, labor 19 13 

Peter J. Brennan, labor 5 25 

Lizzie A. Hanley, labor 71 25 

Abraham Newell, labor 25 00 

Margaret Williams, labor 24 00 

James King, labor 1 25 

Frank A. Bean, labor 21 00 

Frank St. Amore, labor 11 25 

Jennie Leonard, labor 5 42 

John Keats, labor 6 75 

Alva Hodgman, labor 5 00 

Adams & Wozencroft, blacksmithing 3 50 

John Wozencroft, blacksmithing 9 50 

W. H. Ward, blacksmithing 3 15 

H. A. Fielding, hardware and seeds 7 58 

Putnam & Son, clothing 2 90 

L. H. Boardman, shoes 1 60 

H. Hosford & Co., dry goods 17 10 

Amount carried forward 



$350 00 
338 26 



65 00 
14 82 

419 66 



348 57 
18 00 

29 72 
51 41 

21 12 



215 30 



16 15 

7 58 



21 60 



L,917 19 



14 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



Amount brought forward 

J. F. Puffer & Son, furniture 

Pindar & Mackie, crockery 

C. E. Stowell, champion cooker 

Gilbert F. Wright, repairs 

Benjamin Hildreth, repairs 

Samuel Hagerman, repairs 

Thomas Walkden, repairs 

George H. Holt, repairs 

John Boyd, repairs 

Hiscox File Co., grindstone 

Geo. A. Parkhurst, dog tax 

Geo. F. Snow, taxes 

Timothy Adams, coffin and services, burial of 

Wm. Smith 

Peter J. Brennan, two cows 

F. A. Hazen, five pigs 

H. A. & S. A. Coburn, straw. . . . 

Sawyer & Taylor, repairs harness, etc 

Fiske & Spalding, paints 

N. C. Bean, sundries 

W. H. Packer, extracting teeth 

Singer Mfg. Co., repairing sewing machine. . 

R. Parkhurst, tomato plants 

C. B. Coburn, Paris green 

Whitney & Tibbetts, shingles 

E. Preston, essences 

J. W. Brooks, one coffin 

J. B. Emerson, pasturing two cows 

R. Wilson Dix, services and expenses as 

overseer 

George A. Byam, services and expenses 

as oversee]- 

Charles W. Flint, services and expenses as 

overseer 

John Q. Battles services and expenses as 

overseer 

John N. Perry, expenses as overseer 

Expenses at the Almshouse 

Expenses outside Almshouse 

Less highway board bill 

Less 14,655 lbs. hay, for highway 

Amount carried forward 



[,917 19 



$14 43 




2 11 




7 00 


23 54 


3 75 




7 35 




1 62 




1 35 




1 50 




1 25 


16 82 


2 50 




2 00 




39 41 




16 50 




55 00 




15 00 




5 00 


135 41 


8 15 




6 06 




9 35 




1 50 




1 60 




50 




90 




3 50 




1 73 




4 00 




5 60 


42 89 


11 00 




13 00 




23 00 




3 50 




1 00 


51 50 




$2,187 35 




1,542 55 




$3,729 90 


486 50 




146 55 


633 05 




$3,096 85 



$3,096 85 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



15 



Amount brought forward 

Received proceeds of — 

Town farm 

State, for aid rendered State paupers 

City of Boston, aid rendered Willie 
McLaughlin 

Town of Billerica, for aid rendered Henry 
Stearns 

R. Wilson Dix, for aid rendered Michael 
McNulty 

Reimbursement for aid rendered E. F. Car- 
kin, of Westford, in 1882 



$3,096 85 



626 


61 


35 


00 


86 


48 


41 


50 


3 


10 


16 


86 



809 55 



Inmates at Almshouse — males, 2 ; females, 4. 

E. WILSON DIX, 
CHAELES W. FLINT, 
GEOEGE A. BYAM, 
JOHN N. PEEEY, 
JOHN Q. BATTLES, 



5,287 30 



Overseers. 



APPRAISAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AT ALMS- 
HOUSE, MARCH 1, 1884. 

Household furniture and bedding $355 32 

Provisions and supplies 300 73 

1 horse 135 00 

6 cows 290 00 

1 horse sled 6 00 

1 farm wagon 33 00 

1 market wagon 38 00 

1 pung 9 00 

1 horse rake 23 00 

1 heavy harness 15 00 

1 cart harness 7 00 

1 cart 28 00 

19 fowls J 10 00 

1 dog 5 00 

5 shoates 55 00 

^ tons English hay 90 00 

2| tons stock hay 30 00 

Farm implements 90 75 

$1,520 80 

J. P. EMEESON, 
E. H. SHAW, 

Appraisers. 



16 REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



HIGHWAYS. 



298 


61 


28 


65 


8 
23 


52 
00 


84 
600 


82 
00 


39 
5 
6 
2 


65 
15 
37 

50 



D. W. Bickford, grain $ 68 96 

David Perham grain 165 94 

E. Shaw & Son, grain 63 71 

Loring Loker, 1,040 lbs. hay 5 20 

William E. Livingston, 2,235 lbs. hay 23 45 

" 248 lbs. straw 2 35 

J. H. Hazen, 935 lbs. straw 6 17 

Estate of S. T. Wright, hay and straw 23 00 

Adams & Wozencroft, blacksmithing 38 91 

John Wozencroft 30 26 

Durant & Son 13 05 

T. B. Chapman 2 60 

J. L. Noyes, exchange of horses 600 00 

Brabrook & Ebert, harness and repairs, .... 25 15 

H. F. Ebert, harness and repairs 8 25 

H. Hall, repairing harness 6 25 

Arthur E. Reed, repairing cai*ts 515 

John S. Shedd, repairing plows, shovels 6 37 

John Farwell, repairing fence and windows, 2 50 

Mellissa Taylor, board of men 67 28 

Owen McGrath, board of men 11 00 

Henry McCabe, board of men.' 43 50 121 78 

H. B. Hunt, chestnut poles 3 00 

David Perham, chestnut plank 34 77 

" " sawdust and slabs 64 

" " lumber 16 39 

E. G. Parker, 1,674 feet lumber, pine 25 11 79 91 

E. E. Dutton, one guide post 50 

F. G. Pratt, repairing guide board 2 00 2 50 

John H. Widden, drawing cinders 2 00 2 00 

Geo. Mills, shoveling snow 60 60 

E. F. Richardson, 655 loads gravel 32 75 

John Higgins, 145 loads gravel 7 25 40 00 

Charles Sweetser, gravel and labor 20 00 20 00 

S. W. Parkhurst, sundries 9 06 9 06 

H. A. Fielding, tools 8 75 8 75 

John L. Marinel, labor 5 00 

Samuel Blood, labor 2 50 

William McClure 2 00 9 50 

Highway pay-roll, including ninety-seven 
dollars and twenty-five cents paid D. W. 
Lane, and four hundred and fifty-eight 
dollars paid Lyman S. Gale, highway sur- 
veyors ($555.25). 

Highway pay-roll, March 134 41 

" " April 137 46 

Amounts carried forward $271 87 $1,391 37 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 17 



Amounts brought forward $271 87 $1,391 37 

Highway pay-roll* May 

June 



July 

August . . 
September 
October . . 
November 
December 
January . . 
February . 



143 


30 


132 


05 


126 


88 


144 


31 


125 


80 


144 


89 


108 


22 


98 


72 


49 


25 


43 


75 1,389 04 



$2,780 41 
Carried to Account of Poor, for board, 139 

weeks, at $3.50 per week 486 50 

Carried to Account of Poor, for 14,655 lbs. 

hay 146 55 633 05 

$3,413 46 

APPRAISAL OF HIGHWAY TEAMS AND TOOLS, 
MARCH 1, 1884. 

4 horses $725 00 

2 pairs double harnesses 100 00 

3 carts 170 00 

6 shovels 5 00 

6 picks 7 50 

5 horse blankets 7 00 

4 halters 6 00 

Drill and hammers 15 00 

Eveners and whiffletrees 12 00 

Axes and rakes 2 00 

Bog hoe and rocker 2 50 

Feed baskets and pails. 1 75 

1 jigger 50 00 

1 Kimball road-scraper 180 00 

4 scrapers 15 00 

1 plow 7 00 

2 two-horse sleds 20 00 

Yokes, straps, and reins 7 50 

Brushes, sponges, and wrenches 5 50 

2 drags, 3 chains, 3 lanterns 9 50 

Iron bar and hammer 2 75 

Sundries 9 50 



$1,360 50 

J. P. EMEKSON, 
E. H. SHAW, 

Appraisers. 



18 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



TOWN OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. 



Paid E. H. Warren, services as town treasurer, 
" " expenses as town treasurer 

Geo. A. Parkhurst, services as town clerk 
George A. Byam, services as selectman 

" " expenses as selectman 

Charles W. Flint, services as selectman 

" " expenses as selectman 

J. N. Perry, services as selectman 

" " expenses as selectman .... 

R. Wilson Dix, services as selectman. . 

" " expenses as selectman. 

John Q. Battles, services as selectman. 

" " expenses as selectman 

Charles W. Flint, services as assessor 

" " expenses as assessor 

" " making copy of valua 

tion list, for use of Secretary of State. 
George A. Byam, services as assessor. . 
expenses as assessor. . 
services as assessor. . 
expenses as assessor . . 
services as assessor . . 
" expenses as assessor. . 
John Q. Battles, services as assessor. 

" " expenses as assessor. 

E. H. Shaw, services as appraiser 

James P. Emerson, services as appraiser 
J. A. Bartlett, services as constable, bill 

1882 

J. A. Bartlett, services as constable. . 
Timothy Adams, services as constable 

bill 1882 

Timothy Adams, services as constable 
Joel A. Adams, services as constable . 
George F. Snow, services as truant officer 
J. H. Wyman, services as truant officer 
J. H. Whidden, services as special police 

Ziba Gay, services as auditor 

E. F. Richardson, services as auditor . . . 
J. A, Bartlett, services as auditor 



John N. Perry, 

u u 

R. Wilson Dix, 



$50 00 




10 00 


$ 60 00 


36 52 


36 52 


90 00 




16 50 


106 50 


63 00 




21 00 


84 00 


31 00 




10 30 


41 30 


67 50 




18 00 


85 50 


42 00 




8 00 


50 00 


93 00 




16 00 




20 00 


129 00 


21 00 




8 00 


29 00 


15 00 




2 75 


17 75 


22 50 




5 50 


28 00 


6 00 




1 50 


7 50 


3 00 




3 00 


6 00 


11 50 




6 00 


17 50 


12 00 




15 00 


27 00 


6 50 


6 50 


3 00 




3 25 


6 25 


5 00 


5 00 


3 00 




3 00 




2 00 


8 00 



$751 32 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 19 



REPAIRS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

D. W. Bobbins, labor, stock, and teaming, re- 
pairing school-house No. 1 $176 14 

Jonathan Larcom, labor and material, repair- 
ing school-house No. 1 58 48 

C. B. Coburn & Co., glass 3 45 

D. W. Robbins, mason-work and stock, 

school-house No. 4 19 00 

Patrick Doyle, repairing Town House, North 

Chelmsford 9 00 

N. J. Duncan, repairing Town House, North 

Chelmsford 6 00 

Seth P. Sampson, repairing hearse-house, 

North Chelmsford 18 65 

H. A. Lamphere, repairing Town Hall at the 

Centre 5 00 



labor, etc 15 32 



HEARSE AT SOUTH CHELMSFORD. 

Paid George L. Russell, for hearse $400 00 

" Expenses 4 25 



1234 
3 


62 
45 


19 


00 


9 


00 


6 


00 


18 


65 


5 


00 



$295 72 



STATE AID. 

Paid under Chapter 301, statutes of 1879 $478 00 

« " " 252, " " " 291 00 $769 00 



NOBTH CHELMSFORD CEMETERY. 

Arthur F. Woods, 21^- days' labor $32 25 

Daniel W. Sleeper, 20 days' labor 30 00 

Andrew S. Peterson, 29-J days' labor 44 25 

Charles H. Dutton, labor 5 50 

Seth P. Sampson, labor, cement, and teaming, 29 88 

Wm. C. Edwards, stock and labor on fence. . 50 00 

Warren Chandler, 1-^ days, self and horses . 6 00 
N. B. Edwards, cash paid and furnishings, 



$213 20 



$404 25 



20 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

Marden & Rowell, printing 500 school reports, $ 25 00 

" " printing 2 00 

Huse, Goodwin & Co., printing 600 tOAvn 

reports 35 70 

Hnse, Goodwin & Co., 400 license ballots .... 125 

" " six collector's books ... 7 50 
O. H. Perry & Co., insurance school-house 

No. 6, bill 1882 15 00 

Little, Brown & Co., Massachusetts statutes 

and digest 27 85 

Sargent & Gay, printing 125 warrants 3 75 

" " printing 730 billheads 3 00 

Jonathan Larcom, extending desk 10 77 

Nathaniel J. Duncan, warming and lighting 
hall for cavalry, from Dec. 1, 1882, to 

Dec. 1, 1883 25 00 

H. A. Davis, State inspector, adjusting, seal- 
ing, and balancing weights and measures, 9 50 
Selectmen, perambulating town lines between 
Chelmsford, Tyngsboro', Westford, Car- 
lisle, and Lowell, and setting bound monu- 
ments 47 05 

John Higgins, labor on well 195 47 

Benj. Chamberlain, labor on well 95 40 

J. P. Emerson, labor on well. 6 50 

R. Wilson Dix, labor on well 24 00 

" " Atlas powder and exploders, 27 50 

Geo. H. Holt, pump and labor 23 75 

John Wozencroft, blacksmithing for well ... 8 45 

John Higgins, use of horse 22 50 

David Perham, plank 3 12 

John L. LaMountain, field for cavalry drill. . 10 00 
F. G. Pratt, coat-hooks and strips for select- 
men's room 1 05 

J. P. Emerson, use of team 5 00 

N. B. Edwards, reporting 10 births 2 50 

Daniel P. Byam, reporting 5 deaths 1 25 

" " " labor on cemetery at South 

Chelmsford 5 00 

Arthur H. Sheldon, reporting 8 deaths 2 00 

" " " 4 days' work on cemetery, 

North Chelmsford 6 00 

Timothy Adams, superintending burials, bill 

1882 15 00 

Timothy Adams, superintending burials, 1883, 15 00 

A. J. Lamphere, care of Town Hall, Centre, 10 12 



27 00 



44 


45 


15 


00 


27 


85 


6 
10 


75 

77 


25 


00 


9 


50 



47 05 



406 
10 


69 
00 


1 

5 

2 


05 

00 
50 


6 


25 


8 


00 


30 
10 


00 
12 



$692 98 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



21 



AGGREGATE OF APPROPRIATIONS, RECEIPTS, AND 
EXPENDITURES. 



ACCOUNTS. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Expendi- 
tures. 



Excess. 



Defi- 
ciency. 



Schools, appropriation 

School fund . , . . . 

Dog tax 

Tuition from non-resident 
pupils 

Teaching 

Care of houses .... 

Fuel 

School incidentals, appropriation . 
School apparatus, appropriation 
Support of poor, appropriation . . 
Support of poor, receipts .... 
Highway, appropriation .... 

Highway, receipts 

Kepairs of public buildings, appr'n, 

State aid, receipts 

Eelief of indigent soldiers and sail- 
ors, appropriation 

Eelief of indigent soldiers and sail- 
ors, receipts 

Town officers and committees, ap- 
propriation 

Collection and abatement of taxes, 

appropriation 

Miscellaneous expenses, appropr'n 
Miscellaneous expenses, receipts 
North Chelmsford cemetery . . 
South Chelmsford hearse . . . 



5,000 00 
198 00 
242 69 

26 30 



550 00 
100 00 

2,000 00 
809 45 

3,500 00 

49 00 

200 00 

560 50 

200 00 

173 50 

700*00 

400 00 
300 00 
179 00 
300 00 
425 00 



4,817 00 

231 30 

365 00 

481 83 

38 75 

3,096 75 

3,413 46 

295 72 

478 00 



291 00 

751 32 

340*98 

692 98 
213 20 
404 25 



53 69 
68 17 
61 25 



135 

82 



82 



59 



50 



02 



86 80 
20 75 



287 

95 



51 



213 



32 



98 



Balance 



$15,913 44 



$15,911 54 
1 90 



$650 22 



32 
1 90 



$15,913 44 



>,913 44 



$650 22 



$650 22 



Appropriations 
Receipts . . . 



$13,675 00 
. 2,238 44 

$15,913 44 



Amount of orders 
Surplus . . 



,911 54 
1 90 



$15,913 44 



GEORGE A. BYAM, 
CHARLES W. FLINT, 
JOHN N. PERRY, 
R. WILSON DIX, 
JOHN Q. BATTLES, 

Selectmen. 



REPORT OF THE AUDITORS. 



We have examined the account of the Treasurer for the year end- 
ing February 29, 1884, and find his receipts and payments properly 
entered and vouched, and that there is a balance of $974.55 cash in 
his hands. 

We have also examined the bills and receipts in the hands of the 
Selectmen, and find them to vouch for orders amounting to 
$15,911.54, of which $15,889.41 has been paid by the Treasure!-, and 
$22.13 is outstanding. 

We find — 

Cash in the treasury $ 974 55 

Tax of 1882, uncollected $ 71 94 

Accrued interest on tax of 1882 7 13 

Tax of 1883, uncollected 455 45 

Accrued interest on tax of 1883 13 28 547 80 

Due from the State — 

For State aid to January, 1884 496 00 

State aid, January and February 81 00 

Eelief to January, 1884 147 50 

Relief, January and February 24 00 

Armory rent 75 00 823-50 

Due from City of Boston — 

For aid to the poor 26 02 

Books on hand, as reported by book agent. . . 227 78 

$2,599 65 

Selectmen's orders, outstanding $ 22 13 

Kimball fund 100 00 

Interest accrued on Kimball fund 20 64 

Estimated liabilities 200 00 

Estimated abatements 100 00 442 77 

Balance assets over liabilities $2,156 88 

ZIBA GAY, 

E. F. RICHARDSON, 

J. ADAMS BARTLETT. 

Auditing Committee. 
Chelmsford, March 7, 1884. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 



Middlesex, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Chelmsford, in said 
County, GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby- 
required to notify the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet at 
the Town Hall, at North Chelmsford, on Monday, the 17th day of 
March current, being the third Monday in said month, at nine 
o'clock in the forenoon*, then and there to act on the following 
articles, viz. : 

Article 1. To choose a moderator. 

To hear reports of town officers and committees, and act thereon. 

To determine the manner of collecting the taxes. 

To determine the manner of repairing the highways, townways, 

and bridges. 
To choose all necessaiy town officers. 

To act in relation to the list of jurors prepared by the selectmen. 
To raise and appropriate such sums of money as may be necessary 
to defray town charges for the ensuing year. 
Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the treasurer to borrow such 
sums of money as may be required for the payments of the 
demands upon him, in anticipation of the taxes of the ensuing- 
year, and payable therefrom. 
Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to grant licenses for the sale of intox- 
icating liquors for the current year. 
Art. 10. To see if the town will vote to accept the gift of one hundred 
dollars in trust from Jeremiah Clark, as trustee under the will 
of Amos H. Silver, the income to be expended in care of said 
Silver lot in North Chelmsford cemetery. 
Art. 11. To see if the town will vote to accept as a gift from Mrs. T. J. 
Adams, and heirs of Benjamin Adams, the vacant triangular 
piece of land situate in North Chelmsford in front of the resi- 
dence of Mrs. T. J. Adams, and between the roads leading to 
Lowell and Chelmsford Centre. Said land to be surrounded 
by a suitable fence and used for a common only. 
Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to pay J. R. Fletcher his bill for ser- 
vices and expenses as secretary of the school committee for 
the school year 1876-1877. 



Art. 


2. 


Art. 


3. 


Art. 


4. 


Art. 


5. 


Art. 


6. 


Art. 


7. 



24 WARRANT. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to purchase a fire-proof safe for use of 
the town clerk. 

Art. 14. To see if the town will vote to appropriate money for a book-case 
for use in selectmen's room at the centre of the town. 

Art. 15. At the request of Ziba Gay, Geo. C. Moore, E. D. Bearse, E. H. 
Shaw, and others, to see if the town will appropriate money 
for enlarging and repairing the Town House in North Chelms- 
ford, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 16. At the request of E. H. Warren and others, to see if the town will 
appoint a committee to dispose of its right or interest in the 
old Town Hall at the centre of the town. 

Art. 17. To see if the town will vote to accept a town-way as laid out by 
the selectmen, beginning at the highway near the house of 
John Byam, and running easterly about one hundred and ten 
rods to the highway which leads past the house of Solomon 
Parkhurst. The land for said road is given by the owners. 

Art. 18. To see if the town will vote to accept a town-way as laid out by 
the selectmen, beginning at the highway leading from Chelms- 
ford Centre to Lowell, near the house occupied by John 
Hooper, and running easterly about thirty-five rods to the 
Billerica road, so called, near the house of Wm. F. Carter. 
Said road is graded and land given. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant, by posting up at- 
tested copies thereof at the Postoffices in the centre of the town, 
South Chelmsford, North Chelmsford, West Chelmsford, and at the 
School-house at East Chelmsford, ten days at least before the time 
appointed for holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of holding 
the meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this sixth day of March, in the year of 
our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-four. 

GEO. A. BYAM, 
CHAS. W. FLINT, 
JOHN N. PERRY, 
E. WILSON DIX, 
JOHN Q. BATTLES, 

Selectmen of Chelmsford. 



I have served the foregoing Warrant, by posting up true and 
attested copies of the same at the places above mentioned, more 
than ten days before the day of holding said meeting. 

TIMOTHY ADAMS, 

Constable of Chelmsford.