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ANNUAL REPORT 



Receipts and Expenditures 



Town of Chelmsford, 



Financial Year Ending March i, 1885. 



LOWELL, MASS. 

Vox Populi Press 130 Central Street. 

1885. 



OFFICERS OF THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD, 

1884. 



Selectmen, Assessors, and Overseers of the Poor — Geo. A. Byam, 
Chas. W. Flint, R. Wilson Dix, John N. Perry, John Q. 
Battles. 

Town Clerk — Geo. A. Parkhurst. 

Town Treasurer — Edwin H. Warren. 

School Committee — Geo. F. Snow, John C. Hobbs, Geo. Hyde, 
J. H. Hazen, J. A. Wyman, S. J. Garland, Geo. F. Locke, Ed- 
win E. Dutton, Amasa Howard. 

Collector of Taxes — Geo. F. Snow. 

Constables — Timothy Adams, Joel A. Adams, Edward E. 
Lapham, John H. Whidden, Daniel W. Sleeper. 

Fence Viewers — Albion J. Lamphere, Daniel P. Byam, Ed- 
ward B. Hatch. 

Highway Surveyor — Lyman S. Gale. 

Appraisers of Property at Town Farm — E. Hermon Shaw, 
Daniel P. Byam, Jas. P. Emerson. 

Auditors — Ziba Gay, Edward F. Richardson, J. Adams 
Bartlett. 

Weighers of Hay — Daniel W. Bickpord, Geo. A. Parkhurst, 
S. Waldo Parkhurst, John N. Perry, Eben T. Adams, Elisha 
H. Shaw, Geo. A. Smith. 

Measurers of Wood — Geo. A. Parkhurst, S. Waldo Park- 
hurst, Joel A. Adams, Elisha H. Shaw, Geo. A. Smith, Jas. 
P. Emerson, Dawson Pollard, Eli P. Parker. 

Weigher of Coal — John N. Perry. 

Surveyors of Lumber — Dawson Pollard, R. Wilson Dix, 
Geo. E. Spaulding, Edwin K. Parkhurst. 

Field Driver — Edward B. Hatch. 



REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 

For the Year Ending Feb. 28, 1885. 



Births recorded — Males, 20 ; Females, 20. Total 40 

Births of native parentage 24 

Births of foreign parentage 7 

Births of native and foreign parentage 9 

Marriages recorded 23 

Marriages between natives 16 

Marriages between natives and foreigners 7 

Deaths recorded — Males, 14 ; Females, 20. Total 34 

Number under 5 years of age 6 

Between 5 and 10 , 1 

" 10 " 20 3 

« 20 " 30 2 

" 30 " 40 4 

" 40 " 50 

50 " 60 5 

" 60 " 70 2 

70 « 80 5 

80 " 90 6 

REPORT ON DOG LICENSES. 

Middlesex ss., Dec. 1, 1884. 

George A. Parkhurst, Esq., Clerk of the Town of Chelsmford, has 
paid into the treasury of said Middlesex County, two hundred and 
seventy-eight dollars and forty cents ($278.40) for dog licenses, for 
the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four, as per his account of 
28th ult. 

AMOS STONE, 

County Treasurer. 

Number of dogs licensed 138 

Males 128 

Females 10 

Amount received for licenses $306 00 

Amount of fees — 20 cents per license 27 60 

Paid to the County Treasurer, as per above receipt 278 40 

97 per cent, refunded 270 05 

GEO. A. PARKHURST, 

Town Clerk. 



REPORT OF THE TOWN TREASURER 

For the Year Ending Feb. 28, 1885. 



Your Treasurer charges himself with cash balance in 

treasury, as found at last annual settlement $ 974 55 

Cash received of — 

State Treasurer, as State Aid for 1888 496 00 

State Treasurer, as Corporation Tax for 1884 1,369 29 

State Treasurer, as National Bank Tax for 1884 1,697 00 

State Treasurer, as relief to indigent soldiers and sailors, 147 50 

State Treasurer, as armory rent 75 00 

State Treasurer, as income Massachusetts school fund. . . 175 68 

State Treasurer, on account of State paupers , . 15 00 

County Treasurer, on account of dog licenses for 1884, 270 05 

City of Boston, support of Willie McLaughlin. 101 50 

Town of Truro, support of J. C. Hopkins 113 00 

City of Lowell (at hand of J. A. Wyman), as tuition of 

non-resident pupils 50 40 

Selectmen of Chelmsford, on account of sale or relin- 
quishment of Town's rights in old Town Hall at 

Centre 100 00 

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

at Centre 17 00 

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

Chelmsford 3 00 

Dawson Pollard, on account of sale of lots in cemetery 

at West Chelmsford 10 00 

Daniel P. By am, on account of sale of lots in cemetery 

at South Chelmsford 7 00 

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

North Chelmsford 3 00 

J. Q. Battles, on account of sale of old stock from 

school-house No. 3 2 75 

R. W. Dix, use of Town team 10 00 

Lyman S. Gale, use of Town team, and for drag plank.. 10 00 

On account of liquor licenses 600 00 

Amount carried forward $6,247 72 



REPORT OF THE TOWN TREASURER. 5 

Amount brought forward $6,247 72 

Overseers of Poor, as proceeds of Town farm 779 43 

A. H. Sheldon, tax of 1882, in full 71 94 

A. H. Sheldon, interest on same 7 47 

George F. Snow, on account of tax of 1883 303 37 

George F. Snow, as interest on same 13 28 

George F. Snow, on account of tax of 1884 12,907 60 

George F. Snow, interest on same 84 54 

Hired for use of Town, as temporary loan 3,500 00 

Making a total of $23,915 35 



And is credited as^follows : — 

By cash paid — 

State Treasurer, on account of liquor licenses $ 150 00 

State tax for 1884 1,940 00 

Outstanding orders of 1883, in full 22 13 

On account of orders drawn present year 15,690 88 

On account of temporary loan 3,500 00 

On account of interest on same 58 18 

On account of care of Kimball lot in Centre cemetery. . 5 00 

Balance in treasury, as found on settlement 2,549 16 

$23,915 35 



E. H. WARREN, 

Treasurer. 



Chelmsford, March 4, 1885. 



REPORT OF THE ASSESSORS 

For the Year Ending Feb. 28, 1885. 



Valuation May 1, 1884. 



Real estate (resident) .... 
" " (non-resident) 



Personal estate (resident) 

" " (non-resident) 



Total valuation 



$1,039,045 00 

205,450 00 

j 

$247,030 00 
3,730 00 



-$1,244,495- 00 



Number of polls . 
horses , 



cows 

sheep 

dwellings 

acres of land taxed, 



644 
409 

748 

00 

550 

14,132 



Rate on $1,000, $9.00. 

State tax 

County tax 



Taxes. 
Polls, $2.00 each. 



Appropriation for public schools 

" " school incidental ex- 
penses 

" " free text books 

" " support of the poor. . 

" " highways 

" " repairs of public build- 
ings 

" " relief of indigent sol- 

diers and sailors .... 

" " town officers and com- 
mittees 



250,760 00 
$1,495,255 00 



$1,940 00 
892 40 

$4,500 00 

500 00 

500 00 

2,100 00 

3,500 00 

250 00 

150 00 

700 00 



!,832 40 



Amounts carried forward $12,200 00 



2,832 40 



REPORT OF THE ASSESSORS. 7 

Amounts brought forward. $12,200 00 $2,832 40 

Appropriation for collection and abate- 
ment of taxes 400 00 

" miscellaneous expen- 
ses 

" town hall at North 
Chelmsford 

" J. R. Fletcher, bill of 
1876 

" safe for town clerk . . . 

" book-case at Centre 
town hall 

" Robbins' hill road . . . 

" common fence, at No. 
Chelmsford 



Over-layings 

Less estimated receipts. 



Less taken from treasury- 
Total tax committed 



Tax on 644 polls . 
Tax on property 



300 00 




2000 00 




35 00 




150 00 




50 00 




100 00 




250 00 






15,485 00 






$18,317 40 
12 89 




$18,330 29 
3,000 00 




$15,330 29 
585 00 




$14,745 29 


$1,288 00 
13,457 29 






$14,745 29 



Miscellaneous. 

Increase of State tax from 1883 $485 00 

" " County tax from 1883 108 74 

" " appropriations from 1883 1,950 00 

$2,543 74 

Decrease of valuation from 1883, $77,715.00. 

The above figures under " miscellaneous " account for the increase 
in the rate of two dollars on a thousand from 1883. 
Average rate on $1,000 in the State, $15.95. 
Lowest rate on $1,000 in the State, $4.30, in Stow. 
Highest rate on $1,000 in the State, $35.00, in Munroe. 

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

Assessors. 



COLLECTORS' REPORTS. 



Collector's report for the year 1882. 

Taxes on list of 1882, uncollected Feb. 29, 

1884 $71 94 

Interest on same to Feb. 29, 1884 7 13 

Interest accrued since Feb. 29, 1884 34 

$79 41 



Cash paid Treasurer as tax $71 94 

" « " " interest 7 47 

$79 41 



Arthur H. Sheldon, Collector, 1882. 



Collector's report for the year 1883. 

Taxes on list of 1883, uncollected Feb. 29, 

1884 $455 45 

Interest on same to Feb. 29, 1884 13 28 

Interest accrued since Feb. 29, 1884 15 07 

$483 80 



Cash paid Treasurer as tax $303 37 

" " " " interest 13 28 

Uncollected tax to new account 152 08 

" interest to new account 15 07 

$483 80 



Geo. F. Snow, Collector, 1888. 



COLLECTORS' REPORTS. 9 

Collector's report for the year ending Feb. 28, 1885. 

Tax list for 1884 $14,745 29 

Additional taxes 25 20 

Interest collected since Oct. 1, 1884 84 54 

Interest accrued since Oct. 1, 1884, on uncol- 
lected taxes 28 30 

$14,883 33 



Paid County Treasurer as County tax $ 892 40 

" Town Treasurer as tax 12,907 60 

" " " " interest 84 54 

Uncollected taxes to new account 970 49 

Interest accrued to new account 28 30 

— 14,883 33 



Geo. F. Snow, Collector, 1884. 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN 

For the Year Ending Feb. 28, 1885. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 



PAID FOE TEACHING. 



No. 1, Patience Breck, 11 weeks $154 

1, Jennie L. Allen, 33 weeks 396 

1, Nellie M. Perham, 33 weeks 264 

1, Frances V. Doane, 22 weeks. 308 

2, Carrie E. White, 32 weeks 256 

3, Animinta V. Paasche, 32 weeks 256 

4, Leonora K. Battles, 32 weeks. 229 

5, Bertha M. Leadbeater, 19 weeks 114 

5, Ida E. Byam. 9 weeks 54 

6, Annie M. Lee, 33 weeks , 280 

7, Issie A. Parker, 30 weeks 240 

8, Daniel Phillips, 33 weeks 742 

8, Addie M. Taylor, 33 weeks 264 

8, Minnie A. Worden, 33 weeks 264 

8, Laura G. Hoyt, 33 weeks 264 

9, Laura L. Butterfield, 32 weeks 256 

9, Agnes Naylor, 32 weeks 256 



00 




00 




00 




00 


$1,122 00 


00 


256 00 


00 


256 00 


00 


229 00 


00 




00 


168 00 


50 


280 50 


00 


240 00 


50 




00 




00 




00 


1,534 50 


00 




00 


512 00 



t,598 00 



PAID FOE CAEE OF SCHOOL-HOUSES. 

No. 1, Herbert and Byron Lamphere $22 

1, Willie C. Ward 13 

1, Chas. R. Sylvander 8 

1, E. B. Emerson 4 

1, Alvin R. Saunders 4 

2, Eddie P. Fowle 11 

2, Willie E. Fowle 5 

3, Lizzie P. Garland 10 

Amount carried forward $79 56 



80 




75 




25 




13 




13 


$53 06 


00 




00 


16 00 


50 


10 50 



11 

Amount brought forward. $79 56 

No. 4, A. G. Green, bill of 1882 $10 72 

4, J. H. Hazen . 16 00 26 72 

5, M. A. Butterfield 2 50 

5, Chas. H. Dutton 6 00 8 50 

6, Mabel E. Brown 4 50 

6, Ella F. Brown 4 50 9 00 

7, Fred M. Hodson 13 50 13 50 

8, Henry T. Ripley 66 00 

9, Jobn Dunn 25 00 



No. 1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
3 
3 
3 
3 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
4 



PAID FOE FUEL. 

Wm. Redmond, 81|- feet oak wood.. . 

Wm. Redmond, 35 feet pine 

Wm. Redmond, surveying 

C. H. C. Hall, preparing wood 

Thomas Sheehan, preparing wood .... 

Wm. Vose, 31 feet oak wood 

Wm. Vose, 4 feet pine wood 

Surveying wood 

Samuel J. Garland, preparing wood. . 
B. F. Hodges, 9 feet prepared oak wood, 

J. Hazen, 12 feet oak wood 

J. Hazen, 8 feet maple wood 

J. Hazen, 2 feet pine wood 

J. Hazen, preparing and housing wood, 
Abbott Russell, bill of 1882, 4 feet 

prepared hard wocd 

Abbott Russell, 9 feet prepared pine 

wood 

E. E. Dutton, 20 feet wood 

R. Wilson Dix, 16 feet mixed wood. . 

R. Wilson Dix, preparing wood 

John Harrington, 8 feet hard wood . . . 

B. P. Marshall, preparing wood 

Wm. C. Edwards, 16 feet hard wood. 
Wm. C. Edwards, 8-J feet pine wood.. 

Wm. Martin, preparing wood 

Seth P. Sampson, 140 feet wood 

Seth P. Sampson, surveying. 

Henry T. Ripley, cutting and housing, 
Wm. C. Edwards, 73 feet oak wood . . 
Wm. C. Edwards, 4 feet pine wood. . 

John Dunn, preparing wood 

Joseph P. Winn, preparing wood 

Willie Edgar, preparing wood 





$228 28 


$54 34 




11 50 




60 




10 49 


76 93 


3 50 


3 50 


19 42 




1 50 




25 




5 00 


26 17 


8 67 




8 25 




3 50 




1 10 




2 50 




3 50 




5 62 


33 14 


10 00 


10 00 


9 50 




1 60 




6 00 




3 50 


20 60 


10 00 




4 25 




2 25 


16 50 


81 00 




85 




13 13 


94 98 


47 13 




2 00 




4 88 




3 75 




75 


58 51 



$340 33 



12 



SCHOOL INCIDENTALS. 



J. H. Vincent, Superintendent 

J. H. Vincent, 50 gross crayons 

J. H. Vincent, general supplies 

J. H. Vincent, express 

Sargent & Gay, printing 

Amasa Howard, services as Secretary of 

School Committee 

Amasa Howard, postage, expressage, and 

stationery 

No. 1, J. H. Vincent, desk supplies 

1, Jonathan Larcom, repairs 

1, F. G. Pratt, repairs 

1, Chas. E. Parkhurst, repairs 

1, S. W. Parkhurst, repairs 

1, A. J. Lamphere, repairs 

1, John Wozencroft, repairs 

2, Desk supplies 

2, J. C. Hobbs, repairs 

3, J. H. Vincent, supplies 

3, N. E. Parker, repairs , 

3, S. J. Garland, repairs 

3, Lizzie P. Garland, cleaning 

4, A. G. Green, repairs, $5.25 ; J. H. 

Hazen, .87 

4, J. H. Vincent, desk supplies 

5, J. H. Vincent, desk supplies 

6, J. H. Vincent, desk supplies 

6, J. F. Puffer, furniture 

6, Edward H. Page, repairs 

6, J. A. Wyman, repairs 

7, J. H. Vincent, desk supplies 

8, J. H. Vincent, desk supplies 

8, E. Shaw & Son, supplies 

8, Geo. E. Spaulding, repairs 

8, F. K. Ripley, repairs 

8, S. P. Sampson, repairs 

8, Geo. Hyde, repairs 

8, Silver & Gay, stock for repairs 

8, Mike Harrington, repairs 

8, Sargent & Gay, high school diplomas, 

9, J. H. Vincent, desk supplies 

9, Geo. F. Snow, supplies 

9, Geo. F. Snow, repairs 

9, J. C. Butterfield, repairs 



1200 00 


$200 00 


6 50 




6 07 


12 57 


2 00 


2 00 


1 75 


1 75 


10 00 




2 64 


12 64 


23 60 




12 97 




27 04 




4 00 




1 50 




1 50 




3 00 


73 61 


6 08 




7 00 


13 08 


5 89 




10 68 




1 62 




3 00 


21 19 


6 12 




5 99 


12 11 


5 29 


5 29 


5 88 




7 50 




4 75 




7 70 


25 83 


5 27 


5 27 


37 13 




1 32 




27 31 




22 60 




17 00 




4 75 




11 16 




1 00 




8 00 


130 27 


9 45 




2 72 




6 53 




1 50 


20 20 



$535 81 



13 



EREE TEXT BOOKS. 

Paid John H. Vincent for books $566 61 

John H. Vincent, for services and ex- 
penses buying and delivering books, 70 45 

Delivered as follows : — 

No. 1 $159 81 

2 15 86 

3 42 71 

4 33 78 

5 12 59 

6 47 87 

7 16 63 

8 273 74 

9 34 07 



$637 06 



$637 06 



SUPPORT OF THE POOR. 

PAID FOB EXPENSES OUTSIDE THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Worcester Lunatic Hospital, support of Sam- 
uel Blood $174 44 $174 44 

Worcester Asylum for Chronic Insane, sup- 
port of Daniel Gilligan 182 47 182 47 

Northampton Lunatic Hospital, support of 

Michael McKeon 202 00 202 00 

Danvers Lunatic Hospital, support of Cath- 
erine McMahon 177 19 

Danvers Lunatic Hospital, support of Laura 

E.Bailey 180 79 357 98 

City of Lowell, in aid of Mrs. Damas La Due, 74 00 

City of Lowell, in aid of Elizabeth Donohoe, 52 50 

City of Lowell, in aid of F. E. Russell 6 00 132 50 

City of Boston, in aid of Asenath Clapp 34 36 34 36 

Town of Westford, in aid of Sarah Queesey, 6 00 6 00 

St. John's Hospital, in aid of Thomas Lawler, 87 42 87 42 
Mass. School for the Feeble Minded, aid of 

Harry Wright 67 64 67 64 

A. A. Flint, aid of F. E. Russell 9 71 9 71 

Samuel Putney, aid of Willie McLaughlin.. . 56 50 56 50 

S. W. Parkhurst, aid of Jonathan C. Hopkins, 140 00 140 00 

S. W. Parkhurst, aid of Geo. E. Hall 10 00 

Levi Howard, aid of Geo. E. Hall 30 25 40 25 

Levi Howard, aid of Jonathan Wright 1 50 1 50 

S. L. Webber, aid of Darius Hall 162 00 162 00 

E. Shaw & Son, aid of Mrs. Jas. McEnnis.. . 110 00 110 00 

E. Shaw & Son, aid of Wm. P. Simonds .... 36 07 

Seth P. Sampson, aid of Wm. P. Simonds.. . 5 20 

N". B. Edwards, aid of Wm. P. Simonds 48 00 89 27 

Amount carried forward $1,854 04 



14 



Amount brought forward. $1,854 04 

William McClure, aid of Edward Kelley $47 00 

Peter Sherlock, aid of Edward Kelley 11 00 58 00 

Wm. McClure, aid of Jas. Riley and 50 others, 37 50 37 50 

B.. Wilson Dix, aid of State paupers 16 50 

Chas. W. Flint, aid of State paupers 5 00 21 50 

Chas. W. Flint, time and expense on account 

of outside poor 15 81 15 81 

John N". Perry, aid of Thomas Charlesworth, 7 34 7 34 
Chas. F. Burnham, aid of Mary Everett and 

others 8 25 8 25 

$2,002 44 

EXPENSES AT ALMSHOUSE. 

Nathan C. Bean, Superintendent $350 00 $350 00 

" " sundries 14 14 14 14 

David Perham, grain 26 76 

Dutton Bros., grain 273 71 300 47 

John E. Stevens, 3000 lbs. hay 27 00 

E. H. Warren, 4890 lbs. hay, meadow 24 75 51 75 

S. W. Parkhurst, groceries 353 71 

B. T. Babbitt, groceries 6 90 360 61 

Geo. F. Foss & Co., provisions 141 83 

D. C. Perham, provisions 45 72 

J. Saunders, provisions 16 33 

A. F. Wright, provisions 2 00 

E. S. Hosmer & Co., provisions 37 97 243 85 

Dutton Bros., ice 14 50 14 50 

E. K. Parkhurst, 15,950 lbs. coal 51 85 51 85 

Levi Howard, medicine and medical attend- 
ance ! 27 75 27 75 

F. G. Pratt, repairing and painting wagon.. . 15 50 15 50 

John Wozencroft, blacksmithing 2 90 

Wozencroft & Richardson, blacksmithing. . . 60 

B. S. Adams, blacksmithing 8 55 12 05 

Town clerk, dog license 2 00 2 00 

Geo. F. Snow, taxes 50 00 50 00 

David Perham, lumber 5 41 

Whitney & Tibbetts, lumber 3 91 9 32 

Bartlett & Dow, hardware and tools 4 11 

Thos. Walkden, hardware and tools 2 95 7 06 

John Shedd, tools 8 50 

John Shedd, repairing tools 3 25 11 75 

Puffer & Son, furniture 75 

Thomas Walkden, furniture 4 40 

Lam son & Pinder, furniture 3 96 

Bishop & Bros., furniture 2 00 1111 

Amount carried forward $1,533 71 



15 

Amount brought forward $1,533 71 

Kimball & Co., dry goods , $ 9 42 

Hosford & Co., dry goods 3 07 12 49 

Putnam & Son, clothing 6 75 

L. H Boardman & Co., clothing 7 85 14 60 

John Keats, labor 11 00 

Chas. Lovett, labor 15 74 

M. H. Winchester, labor 35 90 

Peter Brennan, labor 21 50 

H. M. Nutting, labor 74 33 

Samuel Clark, labor 19 50 

B. M. Hildreth, labor 11 30 

Wade Douglas, labor 4 50 

Henry Hardy, labor 3 25 

F. C. Byam, labor 4 00 

Margery Charry, labor 66 00 267 02 

A. H. Corrigan, fish 13 92 

Turner & Jones, fish 9 49 23 41 

F. C. Fletcher, crackers 3 00 

H. C. Pearsons, crackers 23 44 26 44 

H. S Perham, vinegar 4 50 4 50 

E. Preston, extracts 4 07 4 07 

N C. Bean, apples 10 00 10 00 

Albert Perham, pigs 19 90 

B. J. Spaulding, pigs 16 00 

E. E. Dutton, pigs 12 00 47 90 

Pearson Baking Co., swill 10 00 10 00 

Chamberlain & Byam, fertilizer 36 00 36 00 

O. W. Cummings, pasturing. 2 00 

F. C. Byam, pasturing 4 00 6 00 

H. A. Coburn, tomato plants 1 40 1 40 

Fiske & Spalding, paint 1 00 1 00 

Prescott & Bros., wringer 5 50 5 50 

James Stanley, repairing clocks 2 25 2 25 

Sawyer & Taylor, repairing harness 1 73 1 73 

Jas. King, repairs 2 75 

G. F. Wright, repairs. 3 90 

C. H. Frost, repairs 1 25 

Geo. O. Byam, repairs 1 00 

Geo. H. Holt, repairs 1 25 

T. E. Smith, repairs 5 50 15 65 

R. Wilson Dix, services and expenses as 

Overseer 14 00 14 00 

Chas. W. Flint, services and expenses as 

Overseer 23 55 23 55 

George A. Byam, services and expenses as 

Overseer 15 00 15 00 

Amount carried forward $2,076 22 



16 

Amount brought forward $2,076 22 

John Q. Battles, services and expenses as 

Overseer $4 50 4 50 

John N. Perry, services and expenses as 

Overseer 4 60 4 60 

Expenses at Almshouse ; . . . $2,085 32 

Expenses outside Almshouse 2,002 44 

$4,087 76 
Less highway board bill, 100 weeks, at $3.50, 350 00 

Less 20,000 lbs. hay 200 00 

: — 550 00 

$3,537 76 

Proceeds of Town farm 779 43 

Received from City of Boston, for aid ren- 
dered Willie McLaughlin 101 50 

Received of Town of Truro, for aid rendered 

Jonathan C. Hopkins 113 00 

State paupers • 15 00 

1,008 93 

$2,528 83 
Inmates — Males, 2 ; Females, 6. Tramps, 397. 

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

Overseers. 

APPRAISAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AT ALMS- 
HOUSE, MARCH 2, 1885. 

Household furniture and bedding $337 05 

Provisions and supplies 278 98 

Farm implements 74 05 

5 tons English hay 100 00 

1 ton stock hay 12 00 

5 shoates 75 00 

1 dog 5 00 

22 fowls 11 00 

1 cart 25 00 

1 cart harness 7 00 

1 heavy harness 14 00 

1 horse hay rake 24 00 

Amount carried forward $963 08 



17 

Amount brought forward $ 963 08 

1 pung 9 00 

1 market wagon 40 00 

1 farm wagon 30 00 

1 norse sled 6 00 

6 cows 293 00 

1 horse 125 00 



11,466 08 



J. P. EMERSON, 
D. P. BYAM, 
ELISHA H. SHAW, 

Appraisers. 



HIGHWAYS. 

Dutton Brothers, grain $252 57 

D. Perham, grain .' 13 88 $226 45 

Stiles, Rogers & Co., 1,134 lbs. straw 11 48 

W. E. Livingston, 1,360 lbs. straw 13 60 25 08 

Wozencroft & Richardson, blacksmithing. . . . 25 14 

John Wozencroft, blacksmithing 41 35 

Fred E. Richardson, blacksmithing 37 99 104 48 

S. W. Parkhurst, supplies 18 26 

Bartlett & Dow, supplies 15 50 

H. F. Ebert, supplies 24 14 

R. Wilson Dix, supplies 3 00 60 90 

Lyman S. Gale, 85 6-7 weeks' board of men, 

at $3.50 per week .... 300 00 

" " use of horse 18 00 318 00 

William Redmond and twenty-eight others, 

as per bills on file, breaking roads Ill 38 111 38 

Arthur E Reed, repairs 8 80 8 80 

Kimball Brothers, castings for road scraper. . 1 00 1 00 

A. P. Bateman, 3,183 ft. spruce plank 55 70 

Jacob Spaulding, spruce plank 12 50 

Charles Sweetser, lumber .... 8 00 

J. M. Fletcher, standing chestnut timber. ... 20 00 

Clement Upham, 150 ft. chestnut timber. ... 3 75 99 95 

Nichols & Fletcher, powder and fuse 4 50 4 50 

R. Wilson Dix, labor, powder, and fuse 41 39 41 39 

H. R. Barker, repairs of cart 4 00 4 00 

Geo E. Spaulding, flag-stone 2 40 2 40 

S. S. Sleeper, repairing gravel-bank fence. ... 3 00 3 00 
Dawson Pollard, labor, pipe, etc., watering 

trough West Chelmsford 22 93 22 93 

Amount carried forward = . . . . $1,034 26 



18 



Amount brought forward $1,034 26 

E. Shaw & Son, teams and labor $10 40 

John Gallagher, labor 3 12 

Samuel Blood, labor 6 75 20 27 

H. F. Ebert, repairing harness 7 48 

Harrison Hall, repairing harness 3 20 10 68 

B. O. Bobbins, gravel 2 50 

David Perham, gravel 115 

S. S. Sleeper, gravel 4 30 

J. A. Bartlett, gravel .' 5 00 

Chas. D. Clark "(treasurer St. Anne's), gravel, 6 25 19 20 

H. S. Perham, bedding 3 96 3 96 

John S. Shed, repairing tools 4 92 4 92 

Robert Wood, veterinary service 3 00 3 00 

Highway pay-roll. March 62 82 

" April 149 21 

" " May 180 16 

" " June 159 60 

" " July 157 71 

" " August 191 98 

" " September 191 11 

" October 196 98 

" " November 148 65 

" " December 104 36 

" " January 96 66 

« " February 59 50 1,698 74 

$2,835 03 
Carried to account of Poor, for board, 100 

weeks, at $3.50 per week 350 00 

Carried to Account of Poor, 20,000 lbs. hay, 200 00 



550 00 



$3,385 03 

Highway pay-roll includes salary paid highway surveyor, $2.00 
per day for eight months, $1.75 per day for four months. 

APPRAISAL OF HIGHWAY TEAMS AND TOOLS, 
MARCH 2, 1885. 

2 two-horse sleds $ 20 00 

3 two-horse carts 150 00 

2 new drags 10 00 

Oak plank and chestnut posts 13 00 

1 jigger 48 00 

Eveners and whiffletrees 10 80 

1 Kimball scraper 175 00 

Amount carried forward $426 80 






19 

Amount brought forward $426 80 

4 scrapers 15 00 

1 plow 7 00 

2 rockers and cart spear 2 00 

4 horses 725 00 

2 sets double harness 80 00 

11 shovels 6 50 

8 picks 8 00 

1 bog hoe 50 

6 stone hammers 6 00 

Drills and wedges 17 00 

Hames and chains 3 50 

3 crow-bars 5 00 

Axes and bush hooks 3 00 

3 bush scythes and snaths 3 75 

1 large saw 2 00 

5 horse blankets 5 00 

4 feed bags 4 00 

Powder can and fuse 1 25 

2 steel rakes „ 1 00 

2 grab hoes 1 00 

Pole straps and reins 1 50 

Brushes, sponges, and wrenches 5 00 

3 lanterns 2 25 

4 pails and jug 1 00 

Axle grease 25 

3 chains 3 50 

300 lbs. straw 3 00 

Grain 2 00 

Bridge plank 20 40 

Sundries 1 50 



$1,363 70 

J. P. EMERSON, 
D. P. BYAM, 
ELISHA H. SHAW, 

Appraisers. 

EEPAIRS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

A. J. Lamphere, repairs of Town Hall at the 

Centre $4 95 

Fiske & Spalding, glass 4 20 

C. H. McKenny & Co., 3-light chandelier, 

Selectmen's room 8 85 

Chas. E. Parkhurst, air box for furnace and 

registers for hall 19 28 

E.[P. Parker, work on horse sheds 1 25 $38 53 

Amount carried forward •• $38 53 



20 

Amount brought forward. $38 53 

REPAIRS OF SCHOOL-HOUSE NO. 3. 

Martin & Strong, funnel and labor 14 87 

D. W. Bobbins, labor 28 37 

D. W. Robbins, stock and teaming 15 70 

Jobn Q. Battles, labor 10 50 

John Q. Battles, cash paid for labor, lumber, 

hardware, and teaming 19 48 

E. P. Parker, labor 3 60 

F. B. Chapman, labor 1 25 

Bartlett & Dow, hardware 105 94 82 

Wm. H. Brown, stock and painting school- 
house No. 7 35 63 35 63 

Almon W. Holt, shingling buildings at Town 

Farm, shingles, nails, &c 32 80 

Labor 10 25 43 05 



$212 03 



STATE AID. 



Paid under Chapter 301, statutes of 1879.. . . $409 00 
" " " 252, « " "... 168 00 

TOWN OFFICEBS AND COMMITTEES. 



$577 00 



Paid E. H. Warren, services as town treasurer, $50 00 

" " expenses as town treasurer, 10 00 $ 60 00 

Geo. A. Parkhurst, services as town clerk, 40 60 

" " expenses as town clerk, 3 28 43 88 

Geo. A. Byam, services as selectman .... 70 00 

" " expenses as selectman. . . 5 00 75 00 

Chas. W. Flint, services as selectman. . . 70 80 

" " expenses as selectman.. . 22 67 93 47 

John N. Perry, services as selectman. ... 30 00 

" " expenses as selectman.. . 14 36 44 36 

R. Wilson Dix, services as selectman.. . . 35 00 

" " expenses as selectman. . . 15 00 50 00 

John Q. Battles, services as selectman.. . 33 00 

" " expenses as selectman . . 12 00 45 00 

Chas. W. Flint, services as assessor 93 00 

" " expenses as assessor 12 25 105 25 

Geo. A. Byam, services as assessor 18 00 

" " expenses as assessor 9 00 27 00 

John N. Perry, services as assessor 10 00 

" " expenses as assessor 2 75 12 75 

B. Wilson Dix, services as assessor 19 50 

" " expenses as assessor. ... 4 50 24 00 



Amount carried forward $580 71 



21 

Amount brought forward. $580 71 

Paid John Q. Battles, services as assessor. . . $ 9 50 

" " expenses as assessor. . . 3 00 12 50 

Geo. A. Parkhurst, services as registrar 

of voters 15 50 

Geo. A. Parkhurst, expenses as registrar 

of voters 4 30 19 80 

L. M. Dutton, services as registrar of 

voters 7 50 7 50 

John S. Whidden, services as constable. 5 00 5 00 

Daniel W. Sleeper, services as constable, 14 00 

Daniel W. Sleeper, enforcing dog law. . . 6 00 20 00 

James P. Emerson, Elisha H. Shaw, Dan- 
iel P. Byam, services as appraisers.. 8 00 8 00 

Ziba Gay, E. F. Richardson, services as 

auditors 6 00 6 00 

$659 51 

COLLECTION AND ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

March 29, T^ paid Arthur H. Sheldon, bal- 
ance in 1883 $ 1 70 

Feb. 28, SS3, paid Geo. F. Snow, collection 

1883, 7 52 

Geo. F. Snow, collection 1884 145 78 

Geo. F. Snow, abatements 1883 61 10 

Geo. F. Snow, abatements 1884 126 91 

A. H. Sheldon, abatements 21 01 

A. H. Sheldon, collection 1 35 

$365 37 

J. R. FLETCHER BILL OF 1876. 

Paid J. R. Fletcher, services as secretary of 

school committee for years 1876-77 $35 00 $35 00 

SAFE FOR TOWN CLERK. 

Paid C. F. Hatch & Co., one safe $50 00 

Expense and teaming 7 25 

|57 25 

BOOK-CASE CENTRE TOWN HALL. 

Paid A. G. Green, book-case at Centre Town 

Hall $50 00 $50 00 

ROBBINS' HILL ROAD. 
Paid R. Wilson Dix, grading $85 00 $85 00 



22 



COMMON FENCE AT NORTH CHELMSFORD. 



A. L. Brooks & Co., 2033 feet of lumber, at 

$25.00 per M $52 08 

Chas H. Dutton, 70 granite posts and labor. . 109 50 

Silver & Gay, 570 wrought iron straps, at .03, 17 10 

Silver & Gay, paint and lumber 1 40 

Chas. W. Flint, labor and expenses 35 70 

Frank G. Merrill, labor 13 50 

Jefferson Wright, labor 5 00 

E. Shaw & Son, nails and screws 1 58 

S. P. Sampson, teaming 1 25 

Geo. H. Smith, stock and painting 10 75 

$247 11 

MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

Huse, Goodwin & Co., printing 600 Town 

reports $28 56 

Huse, Goodwin- & Co., printing order book. . 5 00 $33 56 

Marden & Rowell, printing 500 school reports, 25 00 

Marden & Rowell, printing 1000 school cer- 
tificates 2 00 27 00 

Sargent & Gay, printing 500 license ballots. . 1 25 

Sargent & Gay, printing liquor license blanks, 4 50 5 75 

H. C. Church & Son, invoice books and sta- 
tionery 3 28 3 28 

M. R. Warren, record books for Town Clerk's 

office 5 00 5 00 

Secretary of State, register of voters 1 40 1 40 

J. Merrill & Son, stationery 185 1 85 

Geo. A. Byam, stationery bill, 1883 2 50 2 50 

Wm. L. Draper, putting runners on hearse, 

North Chelmsford 29 75 29 75 

Hocum Hosford, cover for hearse, South 

Chelmsford 1 00 1 00 

Dan'l W. Sleeper, services enforcing liquor law 25 00 25 00 

Selectmen, perambulating line between Bil- 

lerica and Chelmsford 5 00 5 00 

Wm. Redmond, fuel for Selectmen's room at 

the Centre 6 75 6 75 

A. J. Lamphere, care of hall at Centre 8 00 8 00 

N. J. Duncan, care of hall at N. Chelmsford, 4 00 4 00 

N. J. Duncan, lighting and warming hall for 

cavalry twenty-five times 31 25 31 25 

A. H.Sheldon, labor, cemetery, N.Chelmsford, 7 50 7 50 

A. H. Sheldon, reporting deaths 1 75 1 75 

Daniel P. Byam, reporting deaths 1 25 1 25 

Daniel P. Byam, labor in cemetery at South 

Chelmsford, and moving hearse top 6 50 6 50 

Dawson Pollard, reporting deaths 175 175 

$209 84 



23 



AGGREGATE OF APPROPRIATIONS, RECEIPTS, AND 
EXPENDITURES. 



ACCOUNTS. 


Appropria- 
tions. 


Expendi- 
tures. 


Excess. 


Deficien- 
cy. 


Pog tax ....... 

Tuition from non-resident 

Teaching 

Care of houses .... 
Fuel ......... 

Support of poor, appropriation . . 
Support of poor, receipts .... 
Highway, appropriation .... 

Eepairs of public buildings, appr'n, 
Relief of indigent soldiers and sail- 
Relief of indigent soldiers and sail- 
Town officers and committees, ap- 
Collection and abatement of taxes, 

Miscellaneous expenses, appropr'n. 
Miscellaneous expenses, receipts . 
J. R. Fletcher, appropriation . . . 
Safe for Town Clerk, appropriation, 
Book-case, Centre hall, appropro'n, 

Common fence, North Chelmsford . 
Town Hall, North Chelmsford . . 


$4500 00 
175 68 
270 05 

50 40 

500 00 

500 00 

2100 00 

1008 93 

3500 00 

20 00 

250 00 

496 00 

150 00 

147 50 

700 00 

400 00 

300 00 

967 75 

35 00 

150 00 

50 00 

100 00 

250 00 

2000 00 


4598 00 
228 28 
340 33 
535 81 
637 06 

3537 76 

3385 03 
212 03 
409 00 

168 00 
659 51 
365 37 

209 84 
35 00 
57 25 
50 00 
85 00 

24.7 11 


134 97 
37 97 
87 00 

129 50 

40 49 

34 63 

1057 91 

92 75 

15 00 

2 89 

2000 00 


170 48 

35 81 

137 06 

428 83 




$18,621 31 


$15,760 38 
2,860 93 


$3633 11 


$772 18 
2860 93 




$18,621 31 


$18,621 31 


$3633 11 


$3633 11 



Appropriations 
Receipts. . . 



$15,485 00 
. 3,136 31 



5,621 31 



Amount of orders 
Surplus . . . . 



$15,760 38 
2,860 93 

$18,621 31 



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

Selectmen. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



We have examined the account of the Treasurer for the year 
ending February 28, 1885, and find his receipts and payments 
properly entered and vouched, and a balance of $2,549 16 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 
$15,760 38, of which those amounting to $15,690 88 have been paid 
by the Treasurer, and $69 50 are outstanding. 

We find — 

Cash in treasury $2,549 16 

Tax of 1883, uncollected $152 08 

Interest on tax, 1883 15 07 

Tax of 1884, uncollected 970 49 

Interest on tax of 1884 28 30 1,165 94 

Books on hand in book agency 179 74 

Due from the State — 

State aid to January 1, 1885 409 00 

State aid for January and February, 1885. . . 81 00 

Relief to January 1, 1885 84 00 

Relief for January and February, 1885 24 00 

Armory rent 75 00 673 00 

Due from the Town of Truro, aid to the 

poor 27 00 

$4,594 84 

Selectmen's orders outstanding 69 50 

Kimball fund 100 00 

Interest on Kimball fund 21 64 

Estimated liabilities ; 200 00 

Estimated abatements 50 00 441 14 

Balance assets over liabilities $4,153 70 

ZIBA GAY, 

E. F. RICHARDSON, 

Auditing Committee. 
Chelmsford, March 4, 1885. 



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 re- 
quired to notify the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet at the 
Town Hall, at Chelmsford Centre, on Monday, the sixteenth 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 arti- 
cles, viz. : 

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 necessary 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. 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 at North Chelmsford, or 
act in relation thereto. 
Art. 11. At the request of William Manning and others, to see if the town 
will vote to hold all future meetings for town business at the 
town hall at the Centre of the town, so called. 
Art. 12. To see if the town will vote to sell the town hall in the north part 

of the town. 
Art. 13. To see what the town will do with the two thousand dollars ap- 
propriated last March for repairing the town hall in North 
Chelmsford, and not used. 



Article 


Art. 


2. 


Art. 


3. 


Art. 


4. 


Art. 


5. 


Art. 


6. 


Art. 


7. 



26 WARRANT. 

Art. 14. At the request of M. C. Wilson, E. K. Parkhurst, and others, to 
see if the town will vote to dig a well and provide a pump there- 
for on the town hall lot in the Centre village, said well to be 
located beneath the hall, or as near thereto as practicable. 

Art. 15.* At the request of J. S. Whidden, Geo. F. Snow, and others, to see 
if the town will vote to appropriate one hundred dollars for im- 
provements in the cemetery at WeBt Chelmsford, or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will accept a town-way as laid out by the 
selectmen, beginning at the highway leading from West Chelms- 
ford to Chelmsford Centre, about two hundred feet south from 
the railroad depot, and running northeasterly about seventy-six 
and one-half rods ; thence easterly about ninety-four and one- 
half rods to a stone bound on Crooked Spring road, so called. 
The first seventy-six and one-half rods of said way is graded, 
and land given on whole line of said proposed way. 

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-five. 

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

Selectmen of Chelmsford. 



I have served the foregoing Warrant, by posting up true and at- 
tested 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.