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ANNUAL STATEMENT 



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CITY OF CHARLESTOWN, 



Financial Year ending February 29, 1872 ; 



EErORT OF THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR, 



ANP THE 



REPORT OF THE CITY PHYSICIAN. 




B OSTON: 

PRESS OF W. & E. HOWE, 39 MERCHANTS ROW. 

1872. 
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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CITY TREASURER. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, March 11, 1872. 
red to the Committee on Finance. 

JOHN T, PRIEST, City Clerk* 



Report received, and referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Sent down for concurrence. 



In Common Council, March 11, 1872. 
Referred in concurrence. 

THOMAS H. HASKELL, Clerk. 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, March 25, 1872. 

The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, to whom was 

referred the City Treasurer's statement of his Receipts and 

Expenditures for the financial year ending Feb. 29, 1872, 

REPORT, 

That they have made a careful investigation of the books, 
papers, bonds, mortgages, notes, &c, in the hands of the 
Treasurer. They find the books kept very systematically, 
and with a care of details, which justifies commendation. 
All the accounts are properly vouched ; and the balance on 
hand March 1, 1872, was as he states, one hundred six thou- 
sand, one hundred seventy three dollars, forty seven cents. 
($106,173.47). 

In conformity to ordinance, the Committee submit herewith 
a detailed statement of the Expenditures of the city for the 
financial year ending February 29, 1872, together with a 
statement of the City Debt, a schedule of City Property, and 
an estimate of the value thereof. 

The Committee recommend that one thousand copies of 
the same be printed for distribution among the citizens. 

Respectfully submitted, 
WM. H. KENT, GEO. R. KELSO, 

GEO. B. NEAL, EDWIN SIBLEY, 

JOSEPH SOUTHER, JONATHAN STONE, 
JOSEPH W. HILL, EDGAR B. MOORE, 

Committee on Finance. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, March 25, 1872. 
Report accepted, and sent down for concurrence. 

JOHN T. PRIEST, City Cleik. 



In Common Council, March 25, 1872. 
Report accepted in concurrence. 

THOMAS H. HASKELL, Clerk. 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, March 25, 1872. 
Ordered : — 

That the Joint Standing Committee on Printing cause to 
be printed for the use of the citizens one thousand copies of 
the City Treasurer's statement of his Receipts and Expendi- 
tures for the financial year ending Feb. 29, 1872, together with 
a statement of the City Debt, a schedule of City Property, and 
the estimated value thereof, and that the City Clerk give public 
notice when the same are ready for distribution. 

The expense incurred under this order to be charged to the 
Appropriation for Contingencies. 

Passed, and sent down for concurrence. 

JOHN T. PRIEST, City Clerk. 



In Common Council, April 2, 1872. 
Passed in concurrence. 

THOMAS H. HASKELL, Clerk. 



Dr. 



LINUS E. PEARSON, Treasurer, in Account 



March 1, 1872. 

To Cash on hand, as per account, March 1 , 1871 

" received from loans on City Notes 

" " " sales of City Loan Bonds 

" " " " " Water Loan Bonds 

" " " collector of taxes on account of 1868 

" " " " " " " 1869 

" " " " " " "1870 

" " " " " " "1871 

" " " Mystic Water Board, "Water Rates," from 

March 1, 1871 to March 1, 1872 

" " " Assessments for Diains and Sewers 

" " " " " Betterments 

" " " u " Kdgestones and Sidewalks. 

" " " Sundry Payments on Notes receivable 

" " " Interest accrued on City Bonds sold, Notes 

due the City, Taxes, &c 

" " " Interest accrued on Water Bonds sold 

" " " State, on account of disbursements of State 

Aid for the year ending Dec. 31, 1870 

" " " State, and sundry Cities and Towns, reim- 

bursement of amounts paid by the City 

for relief of Poor 

" " " D. B. Weston, Agent, for board of sundry 

persons, at the Aims-House 

M " " D. B. Weston, Agent, for sale of Pork at 

the Aims-House 

" " " D. B. Weston, Agent, for sale of Manure, &c, 

at the Alms-Hoube 

" " " N. Tufts, Jr., and J. W. Rand, for error in 

bills rendered to Poor Department 

" " " Sales of House Offal, from March 1, 1871 to 

March 1, 1872 

" " " B. Hadley, sale of City Ledge Lot Cambridge 

Street 

" " " Wm. Hichborn, sale of land on Prospect St.. . 

" " " D. B. Weston, amount originally paid by the 

City to redeem Mortgage on Holden Estate, 

Summer Street 

" " " State, being yi of balance of "BridgeFund" 

as per terms of Section 5, Chapter 303, Acts 

of 1#70. 

" " " Geo. H. Long, commissioner, being ^ of rents 

collected on Charles River and Warren 
Bridges to Dec. 1, 1871, sale of old materials, 

&c, K of amounts 

" " State, reimbursement of amount paid by the 
City for the year 1871, " Militia Bounty ". . 
" " State, reimbursements of amount paid by 
the City for the year 1871, "Armory Rents " 
•« " A. J. Bailey, Clerk, Fines, Ofiicers Fees, &c. 
due the City from Police Court for 1871 . . . 
•■ " E. T. Swift, Chief of Police, for extra ser- 
vices of Police at Fitchburg Freight House, 

support of boys at Reform School, &c 

" " State, City's proportion of " School Fund," 
1870 



$134,304.30 
203,552.25 
320,000.00 
185,000.00 
$24.72 
1,090.42 
30,999.53 
450,338.81 482,453.48 

185,814.79 

8,181.02 

14,103.89 

7,559.60 

3,245.49 

7,178.81 
2,989,71 

16,000.00 



5,843.06 
109.00 
996.05 
143.67 

161.03 7,252.81 
6,047.68 



5,984.70 
2,947.50 



900.00 



900.00 



9,832.20 
4,051.58 

454.77 
6,784.50 
1,400.00 



212.50 1,112.50 
1,316.62 



Amouut carried forward, $1,608,63C.00 



Dr. LINUS E. PEARSON, Treasurer, in Account, to 



Amount brought forward, $1,608, 636.00 
To Cash received from County Treasurer, Dog Licenses, refunded as 

per terms of Acts of 1869, "Public Library " $683.05 
" " " T. T. Sawyer, President, sales of catalogues, 

fines, &c. " Public Library " 206.06 889.11 

" " " Heirs of Charles Walker, amount credited to 

them in excess of award for land damages 

on Main Street 775.00 

" " " Charlestown Five Cent Savings Bank, extra 

dividend and 1 year's interest to April 20, 

1871, on " Babcock Music Fund " 560.14 

" " " Warren Institution for Savings. 1 year's int. 

to April 20, 1871, on " Foss Flag Fund " . . 277.31 

1 year's interest to April 20, 1871, on "Foss 

17th of June Fund " 277.31 554.62 

•' " " Wm. S. Robbins, Superintendent, for sale of 

ashes, " Repairs of Streets " 261.25 

" " " I. P. Magoun, for use of Steamer, sales of 

old material, &c, " Fire Department "... . 136.00 

" •' " Orison Little, Supt., for care of Lamps on 

Charles River and Warren Bridges, " Fuel 

and Lighting " 88.70 

" " " E. T. Swift, Superintendent, burial fees, 1870, 

" Health Department " 14.00 

" " " D. B. Weston, amount collected from City of 

Boston for care of Truants 15.92 

" " " City Clerk, Fees, &c, as follows, viz : Record- 

ing Mortgages, $201.65; Marriage Licenses, $226.00; 427.65 

Billiard Licenses, $135.00; Circus Licenses, $100.00; 235.00 

Junk Dealers"-' $30.00; Auctioneers' " $6.00; 36.00 

Employment Office License, $1.00; 1.00 699.65 

" from Costs on taxes, &c, "Contingencies " 439.95 

$1,613,070.34 









March 1, 1872, with CITY OF CHARLESTOWN. Cr 



March 1, 1872. 

By Amount paid on City Deferred Roll of 1870 $111,764.48 

" " " Soldiers' Deferred Roll of 1870 1,487.40 

" " " City Pay Rolls of 1871 & 1872, Nos. 1 to 12 inc. 720,582.00 

" " " Soldiers' Pay Rolls of 1871 & 1872, N03.1 to 12 inc. 12,395.00 

" " "City Notes 395,831.30 

" " " Interest on City Bonds and Notes 79,205.38 

" " " Interest on "Water Loan Bonds 70,478.75 

" •' "City Sinking Fund Committee, proceeds from 

sales of City Property as per terms of ordinance 8,932.20 
" " " City Sinking Fund Commiteee, appropriation 

- for Sinking Fund for 1871 15,000.00 23,932.20 

a a " "Water Sinking Fund Committee, amount stand- 

ing to credit of said fund, Dec. 1, 1871, as per 

terms of ordinance 18,151.55 

" " " State Treasurer, State Tax of 1871 46,200.00 

" " tax on shares in National Banks 

in this City held by non-residents as per terms 

of Chapter 390, Acts of 1871..... 

" " " County Treasurer, County Tax for 1871 

" " " Cash on hand to balance 




$1,013,070.34 



L. E. Pearson, City Treasurer. 
Chaelestown, March 1, 1872. 



Dr 



BALANCE SHEET. 



City Property 

Notes Receivable 

Warren Institution for Savings 

Charlestown Five Cents Savings Bank . 

Water Works 

Militia Bounty 

Reduction of City Debt 

Collector of Taxes, 1869 

Collector of Taxes, 1870 

Collector of Taxes, 1871 . . . : 

State Aid 

New Harvard Scbool 

Betterments 

Drain Assessments 

Sidewalk Assessments 

Cash 

Sinking Fund Committee, "City Debt". 

Extra Appropriations 

Water Sinking Fund Committee 



$328,539 


04 


15,207 


06 


4,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


1,364,187 


90 


633 


50 


700,110 


03 


2,732 


12 


3,0S6 


68 


44,869 


64 


15,955 


68 


13,776 


19 


17,245 


10 


6,182 


36 


6,234 


67 


106,173 


47 


46,901 


42 


112,800 


00 


18,151 


55 


$2,809,786 


41 



CITY OF CIIARLESTOWN, March, 1, 1872. 



Or, 






Soldiers' Deferred Roll 

Notes Payable 

City Bonds , 

Water Loan Bonds 

Public Library 

Jacob Foss' Bequest , 

A. Babcock's Legacy ,,,-...,,...,. 

City Deferred Roll , 

Bunker Hill Monument Association , . 

New Harvard School Furniture 

Sinking Fund, '* City Debt " 

Mystic River Corporation Stock 

Soldiers' Monument 

Maintenances of Chas. River & "Warren Bdgs. 

Sinking Fund, " Water Debt " 

Winthrop Square, Grading and Fencing . . 



$1,560 67 
204,539 05 



1,009,000 

1,357,000 

683 

4,000 

3,000 

66,491 

2,400 

407 

73,220 

2,299 

10,500 

1,875 

59,107 

13,700 



$2,809,786 



00 
00 
05 
00 
00 
91 
00 
44 
75 
79 
00 
83 
92 
00 



41 



EXPENDITURES 

FOR THE 
FIN-A.N'CIA.IL, YEAR IE INTO UNTO FJEB. £9, 1873. 



SALARIES OF CITF OFFICERS. 

William H. Kent, Mayor, 

Linus E. Pearson, City Treasurer, 

Daniel Williams, City Clerk, 

John T. Priest, « " 

" " " Clerk of Common Council, 

Thomas H. Haskell, Clerk " " 

Thomas E. Smith, City Messenger, 

Henry W. Bragg, " Solicitor, 

William S. Stearns, " " 

T. Edwards Ames, " Engineer, 

Edward J. Forster, " Physician, 

David B. Weston,- Secretary of Overseers of Poor, 

Geo. S. Pendergast, Chairman, ^ 

Nahum Chapin, > Assessors, 

John Gary, } 

Lyman H. Bigelow, Clerk of Assessors, 

Erdix T. Swift, Chief of Police, 
" " " Health Officer, 
" " " Superintendent of Burials, 

William S. Robbins, " " Streets, 

Joseph H. McDonald, " « " 



Amount carried forward, $21,291 67 



$2,000 00 


2,500 


00 


575 


00 


1,925 


00 


100 


00 


300 


00 


1,700 


00 


53 


43 


1,446 


57 


1,500 


00 


500 


00 


r, 1,500 


00 


1,375 


00 


700 


00 


700 


00 


916 


67 


1,800 00 


100 00 


100 


00 


1,312 50 


187 50 



14 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
Israel P. Magoun, Chief Engineer Fire Dep't, 
Wm. E. Delano, Ass't. " " " 

Edward E. Turner, " " " « 

John Bartle-tt, " " " 4 < 

James W. Poor, « " •< " 

Wm. E. Delano, Sec'y of « " " 

S. Augustus Rogers, City Sealer, 
Benjamin Locke, Milk Inspector, 
C. G. Gibson, Assistant in Treasurer's Office, 
S. A. Rogers, " 

Thos H. Haskell, " 
C. A. Pearson, " 
E. R. Wilde, 
S. A. Rogers, " 

T. H. Haskell, « 



U it 


u u 


u a 


City Clerk's » 


(( U U 


u a u 



Appropriation, 

Expended, 

Bal. to unapp. Funds, 



244 50 
230 50 



$24,475 00 



$24,475 00 



$21,291 67 

500 00 

100 00 

100 00 

100 00 

100 00 

75 00 

600 00 

91 67 

634 50 

126 00 

20 00 

12 00 

400 66 

63 00 

30 00 

$24,244 50 



SALARIES OF TEACHERS. 



Caleb Emery, 
Alfred P. Gage, 
Charles G. Pope, 
George Swan, 
Warren E. Eaton, 
Caleb Murdock, 
George T. Littlefield, 
Lucas Baker, 



$2,500 00 
2,200 00 
2,100 00 
2,100 00 
2,100 00 
2,100 00 
2,100 00 
2,000 00 



Amount carried forward, $17,200 00 



George W. Drew, 
Henry F. Sears, 
E. B. Gay, 
Darius Hadley, 
William B. Atwood, 
Samuel J. Bullock, 
James M. Mason, 
Katharine Whitney, 
Sarah M. Chandler, 
Abbie E. Tufts, 
Mary G. Pritchard, 
Mary L. Coombs, 
Lucy M. Small, 
Anna It. Stearns, 
Caroline M. Sisson, 
Mary A. Eaton, 
Louisa F. Parsons, 
Lucy E. Howe, 
Annie D. Dalton, 
Ann E. Weston, 
Bial W. Willard, 
Harriet E. Frye, 
Martha M. Kenrick, 
Mary C. Sawyer, 
Anna S. Osgood, 
Margaret W. Veazie, 
Georgie A. Smith, 
Abbie P. Josselyn, 
Angelia M. Knowles, 
Lydia S. Jones, 
Mary S. Thomas, 
Ida O. Hurd, 
Emma S. Randlett, 



EXPENDITURES. 15 

Amount brought forward, $17,200 00 



1,600 


00 


1,600 


00 


1,600 


00 


1,600 


00 


1,600 


00 


1,600 00 
1,000 00 


900 


00 


775 


00 


775 


00 


775 00 


700 


00 


700 


00 


700 


00 


700 


00 


680 24 


655 


13 


650 


00 


650 


00 


650 


00 


650 


00 


650 


00 


650 


00 


650 


00 


636 


09 


629 


65 


625 


00 


625 


00 


625 


00 


625 


00 


625 


00 


625 


00 


625 


00 



Amount carried forward, $45,351 11 



16 'EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 


$45,351 11 


Elizabeth Swords, 


625 00 


Frances L. Dodge, 


625 00 


Georgianna Haralen, 


625 00 


Abbie E. Holt, 


625 00 


Ellen A. Pratt, 


625 00 


Julia A. Worcester, 


625 00 


Maria L. Bolan, 


625 00 


Alice Hall, 


625 00 


Lois A. Rankin, 


625 00 


Fanny B. Hall, 


625 00 


Fidelia L. Howland, 


625 00 


Susan H. "Williams, 


625 00 


Emma F. Thomas, 


625 00 


Mary F. Goldthwaite, 


625 00 


Arabella P. Moulton, 


625 00 


,Abby M. Clark, 


625 00 


Ellen R. Stone, 


6x5 00 


Jennie E. Tobey, 


625 (i0 


Julia C. Powers, 


625 00 


Elizabeth J. Farns worth, 


625 00 


Ellen C. Dickinson, 


625 00 


Lydia A. Sears, 


625 00 


Georgie T. Sawyer, 


625 00 


Frances A. Craigen, 


625 00 


Helen G. Turner, 


625 00 


Efne G. Hazen, 


625 00 


Elizabeth B. Norton, 


625 00 


Mary H. Humphrey, 


625 00 


Ella Worth, 


625 00 


Martha B. Stevens, 


625 00 


Sarah A. Atwood, 


625 00 


S. Josephine Chase, 


625 00 


M. Josephine Smith, 


625 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$65,976 11 



EXPENDITURES. 



17 



Amount brought forward, 


$65,976 11 


Elizabeth W. Yeaton, 


625.00 


Abbie P. Richardson, 


625 00 


Melissa J. A. Conley, 


625 00 


Frances M. Lane, 


625 00 


Ellen Hadley, 


625 00 


Carrie E. Osgood, 


625 00 


Martha Yeaton, 


625 00 


Mary P. Swain, 


625 00 


Persis M. Whittemore, 


625 00 


Frances B. Butts, 


625 00 


Louisa W. Huntress, 


625 00 


Carrie C. Smith, 


625 00 


Louisa A. Pratt, 


625 00 


Elizabeth A. Pritchard, 


625 00 


Elizabeth R. Brower, 


625 00 


Mary F. Kittredge, 


625 00 


Catharine C. Brower, 


625 00 


Effie A. Kettell, 


625 00 


Matilda Gilman, 


625 00 


Elizabeth F. Doane, 


625 00 


Sarah E. Smith, 


625 00 


Caroline A. Rea, 


625 00 


Frances A. Forster, 


625 00 


Abby C. Lewis, 


612 50 


Mary F. Richards, 


600 00 


Marietta F. Allen, 


595 84 


Abby F. Crocker, 


587 50 


Anna M. Prescott, 


587 50 


Charlotte M. W. Tilden, 


583 34 


Sara H. Nowell, 


575 00 


Katie C. Thompson, 


558 41 


Jennie D. Smith, 


520 83 


Lottie Knight, 


400 24 



Amount carried forward, 



,972 27 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 


$85,972 27 


Mary A. Blanchard, 


389 78 


Mary A. E. Sanborn, 


387 50 


Ellen M. Armstead, 


364 58 


Josephine A. Lees, 


312 50 


Lilla Barnard, 


312 50 


Caroline S. Cushing, 


306 71 


Ellen A. Chapin, 


287 50 


Sarah A. Smith, 


282 70 


Lucy M. Soule, 


271 53 


Emma G. Shaw, 


263 45 


Hannah W. Heath, 


239 58 


Abby O. Varney, 


216 39 


Martha Blood, 


162 52 


Carrie W. Graves, 


157 26 


Sarah E. Butler, 


157 08 


L. M. Hoyt, 


155 51 


Mabel West, 


128 38 


Mary Howland, 


78 84 


Dora C. Chamberlain, 


71 79 


Frances M. Read, 


58 33 


Malvina Trecarton, 


54 15 


Elizabeth M. Gardner, 


1 68 


Benj. F. Tweed, Superintendent of Schools, 


2,500 00 


F. A. Downing, Secretary of School Committee, 


300 00 


Wm, H. Finney, Treasurer of " " 


350 00 


Abijah Blanchard, Messenger " " 


600 00 




$94 ; 382 53 


Appropriated, $97,700 00 




Rec'd from State, City's proportion ' 




of School Fund, 1,316 62 





,016 62 



Expended, $94,382 53 

Balance to Unapp. Funds, 4,634 09 



$99,016 62 



EXPENDITURES. 



19 



SCHOOL CONTINGENCIES. 

John Johnston, care of rooms and labor, $894 55 

Joseph Smith, " " " " 797 43 

J. S. Cunningham, " " " « 808 39 

Daniel L. Small, « « " « 595 87 

Jeremiah Rich, " " " " 585 25 

Daniel Conant, ' " " " " 346 67 

J. C. Burbank, « « « " 274 99 

Matthew Boyd, " " " " 258 91 

Ann Taylor, " " " " 140 00 

Martha Conaway, " " " " 125 00 

Wm. Harrington, " " " « 87 50 

Catharine Rogers, " " " " 85 00 

Bridget Kelley, " " " « 70 00 

L. A. Southwick, « « " « 51 50 

Margaret O'Brien, " " " " 45 00 

Henry Smith, " « " « 16 50 

Catharine Keenan, « " " " 15 00 

A. E. Cutter & Co., books, stationery, &c, 1,649 92 

J. G. Jones, « « 284 99 

J. W. Whittle, " " 91 62 

J. L. Hammett, slates, 13 50 

Oliver Ditson & Co., books, 6 00 

Stedman, Brown & Lyon, state atlas, 12 00 

C. S. Wason & Co., printing, 157 25 

J. H. Holmes, « 170 82 

Caleb Rand, " 63 00 

A. W. Locke & Co., " 6 50 

William W. Wheildon, advertising, 8 50 

William H. De Costa, « 14 00 

G. L. Norris & Co., school furniture, 360 80 

George S. Woodman, « " 286 05 

Wassineus & Whittle, " « 190 00 

A. J. Carter, « « 91 77 



Amount carried forward, $8,604 28 



20 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
W. O. Haskell & Son, school furniture, 
Mystic Water Board, water rates, 
Charlestown Gas Company, gas, 
Brintnall & Maynard, towels, 
N. H. Stevens & Son, stoves and repairs, 
Clapp & Putnam, covering steam pipes, 
John McLoud, repairing stoves, &c., 
G. Gibson, " furnaces, 

Archer & Lund, carpentry, 
Amos Brown, " 

G. M. Starbird, " 

Mark Pope, painting, 
R. Mason & Son, glazing, 
Charles West, painting and glazing, 
E. J. Clark, glazing, 
H. W. Homer, repairing furniture, 
Joseph Lj. Ross, " " 

W. Brown, moving " 

S. P. Hill & Co., mats, brushes, brooms, &c., 
William B. Moore & Son, pails, &c, 
Jasper Stone, clocks, and repairs, 
American Tablet Manufacturing Co.. blackboards 
I. H. Daniels, diplomas, 
Frost & Adams, drawing paper, 
Nichols & Hall, pencils, 
George H. Marden, window shades, 
Brintnall & Osgood, " " 

E. O. Webster, repairing bells, locks, &c., 
J. Junio, " locks, &c, 

Abijah Blanchard, labor and disbursements, 
H. A. Winship & Co., military equipments, 
William Read & Son, " " 

Street Department, removing snow, 



Amount carried forward, $ 11,229 72 



$8,604 28 


70 


20 


357 


12 


264 16 


3 


75 


229 40 


146 


71 


114 


66 


9 


00 


37 


88 


175 


00 


7 44 


17 


00 


56 


32 


63 


56 


15 


90 


37 


50 


17 


25 


12 37 


250 


27 


6 


44 


81 


75 


, 113 


25 


33 


00 


15 


75 


5 


00 


81 


00 


7 


75 


56 


17 


27 


64 


115 


00 


91 


20 


60 


00 


46 


00 



EXPENDITURES. 21 

Amount brought forward, 
Lswis Hunt, hardware, 
Thomas E. Smith, disbursements, 
Frank A. Titus, hose, 
G. & E. H. Gifford, blacksmithing, 
A. C. Palmer, paper hanging, 
Daniels, Harrison & Co,, walnut boxes, 
M. B. Scribner, weather strips, 
Simonds' Express, carting, 
Brewer & Co., " 

A. P. Gage, chemicals, 
Geo. P. Kettell, " 
Hadley & Wright, apparatus, 

$11,374 OL 
Expended, $11,374, 01 

Appropriated, $10,000 00 

Bal. from Unapp. Funds, 1,374 01 

11,374 01 



$11,229 


72 


17 


38 


7 


50 


33 


75 


25 


86 


9 40 


10 00 


7 54 


1 


50 




75 


21 


00 


8 


61 


1 


00 



INFANT SCHOOL. 

Mrs. F. A. Skilton, Treasurer, $200 00 

Appropriated, $200 00 

Expended, 200 00 



EVENING SCHOOLS. 

Joseph Q. Burdett, teaching, $147 50 

Mrs. Burbank, " 87 50 

Anna Coburn, " 84 00 



Amount carried forward, $319 00 



22 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $319 00 



Bial W. Willard, teaching, 


64 00 


Caroline M. Sisson, " 


62 00 


Ellen E. Stone, " 


56 00 


Georgie S. Pitman, " 


54 25 


Martha Conaway, care of rooms? 


15 00 


J. S. Cunningham, " u 


5 00 


Daniel Conant, « « 


5 00 


A. E. Cutter & Co., books and stationery, 


10 33 


C. S. Wason & Co., printing, 


8 65 




$599 23 


Appropriated, $800 00 




Expended, $599 23 




Balance to Unapropriated Funds, 200 77 




800 00 




DRAWING SCHOOLS. 




Lucas Baker, teaching, 


$625 00 


H. P. Langley, " 


199 50 


Bradford H. Locke, « 


14 00 


Charles O, Parsons, " 


8 00 


William Patterson, carpentry, 


41 21 


A. E. Cutter & Co., stationery, 


19 32 


C. S. Wason & Co., printing, 


6 90 


John Johnston, services, 


56 00 



$969 93 
Expended, $969 93 

Appropriated, $800 00 

Balance from Unapp. Funds, 169 93 

969 93 



EXPENDITURES. 23 

NEW HARVARD SCHOOL. 

Mary Manning, land, $2,600 00 

John B. Wilson, contractor, 81,227 47 

S, J. F. Thayer, architect, 2,472 53 

G. W. Walker & Co., steam heating apparatus, 6,554 75 

Robert R. Wiley, mason work, 27 55 

Turner, Kidney & Co., brick paving and materials, 226 20 

S. W. Fuller, bell hanging, &c, 479 50 

E. A. Burns, coal, 189 00 

S. & E. Knight, coal, 90 00 

John Johnston, services, 78 00 



Expended prior to March 1, 1871, $29,359 94 
" since » " 93,945 00 



,945 00 



Total cost of building, $123,302 94 

To be provided for by issue of City Bonds, 



NEW HARVARD SCHOOL FURNITURE. 

Joseph L. Ross, furniture, $4,560 69 

Daniels, Harrison & Co., desks and book cases, 770 00 

C. G. Pease & Co., furniture, 

Tucker Manufacturing Company, gas fixtures, 

Childs, Crosby & Lane, carpeting, 

Joseph W. Ross, ink wells, 

Jasper Stone, clocks, 

Benjamin Brintnall, sash elevators, 

S. P. Hill & Co., mats, brushes, &c, 



193 


50 


500 


00 


452 


25 


269 


50 


145 


95 


133 50 


67 


17 



'.092 56 



To be provided for by issue of City Bonds. 



24 



EXPENDITURES. 



ALTERATIONS, RENTS AND REPAIRS OF 
SCHOOL HOUSES. 



Robert R. Wiley, mason work, $ 

C. L. Lothrop, " " 

George Mitchell, plastering, 
Joseph "W. Hill, carpentry, 
John B. Wilson, " 

William Brown, " 

E. J. Norris, " 

Archer & Lund, " 

David S. Tucker, " 
I. G. Kelso, " 

Wiliam Curry, painting, 
H. G. Waldron, " and glazing, 
R. Mason & Son, " 

Gardner Chilson, furnaces, and repairing heating 
apparatus, 

B. W. Dunklee & Co., furnaces, 

G.- W. Walker & Co., repairing heating apparatus, 

Cook, Rymes & Co., " " " 

Harvard Chapel, rent, 

Alexander Campbell, plumbing, &c, 

F. A. Titus, " and gas fixtures, 

Baldwin & Emerson, stone flagging, 

Joseph L. Ross, furniture, 

Daniels, Harrison & Co., repairing desks, 

Crystal Ventilator Company, ventilators, 

C. S. Parker & Sons, repairing roof, 

S. & D. Richards, moving school house, 
S. W. Wilson, agent, teaming, 
Russell & Fitch, removing night soil, 
S. A. Rogers, labor, 
Matthew Boyd, " 



L,007 84 

385 69 

681 73 

542 21 

537 84 

72 60 

68 93 

37 07 

29 61 

19 98 

418 24 

217 20 

158 90 

1,055 00 
652 17 

175 94 

7 56 
600 00 

176 33 
111 40 
142 00 
154 00 

25 00 
88 00 
72 83 
60 00 
56 00 
22 00 

8 25 
8 75 



Amount carried forward; $7,593 07 



EXPENDITURES. 25 

Amount brought forward, $7,592 07 

C. H. Holm. & Son, curtain fixtures, 11 50 

G. Gilman & Co., plumbing, 5 61 



Expended, $7,6l0 18 

Appropriated, . $5,500 00 

Balance from Unapp. Funds, 2,110 18 

7,610 18 



',610 18 



FUEL FOR SCHOOLS. 

Burns & Goodwin, wood and coal, $572 30 

E 4 A. Burns, " « « 2,57^ 35 

Wellington Brothers, " 34 00 

S. & E. Knight, « 675 00 

Levi Goodnow, shavings, 27 00 

Matthew Boyd, sawing and splitting wood, 106 20 

J. S. Cunningham, " " " " 3 00 

A. Blanchard, labor, 18 00 



Appropriated, $4,500 00 

Expended, $4,007 85 

Balance to Unapp. Funds, 492 15 

4,500 00 



1,007 85 



FUEL AND LIGHTING. 

Orison Little, superintendent of lamps, $200 00 

J. S. Cunningham, lamp lighter, 440 00 

J. S. Cunningham, Jr., " " 480 00 



Amount carried forward, $1,120 00 



26 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $1,120 00 

Daniel L. Small, lamp lighter, 480 00 

Charles E. Cutter, " " 480 00 

Henry C. Gardner, " " 480 00 

G. W. Williamson, " " 480 00 

Elmer Lufkin, « " 393 00 

Frank W. Dickson, " " 400 00 

Wm. A. Stoddard, " " 85 04 

Alonzo C. Tyler, « " 40 00 

Charlestown Gas Co., gas for street lamps, 15,571 99 

" " " " and repairs, city hall, 599 78 
" " " lanterns, alcohol, labor, 

and repairs, 420 59 

John McLoud, oil, fluid, lamps, repairs, &c, 498 82 

John Louer, iron work and repairs, 327 68 

E. A. Burns, wood and coal, 1,669 47 

Burns & Goodwin, wood, 2 22 

Levi Goodnow, shavings, 3 00 

J. S. Cunningham, splitting wood, 5 00 

Byam, Carleton & Co., matches, 28 80 

Wm. F. Hodgkinson, repainting street lamps, 46 25 

O. Little, glass and putty, 5 10 

Henry C. Gardner, setting glass, 35 75 

J. S. Cunningham, " " 24 15 

G. Gilman & Co., gas fixtures, 8 90 

David S. Tucker, carpentry, 11 75 

Matthew Boyd, labor, 4 00 

Caleb Rand, printing, 12 00 



Expended, $23,233 29 

Appropriated, $22,000 00 

Sundry receipts, 88 70 

Balance from Unapp. Funds, 1444 59 

23,233 29 



$23,233 29 



EXPENDITURES. 27 

NEW LAMPS AND FIXTURES. 

Charlestown Gas Co., new lamps and fixtures, $712 65 

John Louer, brackets, 43 70 

Amos Brown, lamp posts, 19 00 



Appropriated, . f 1,000 00 
Expended, $775 35 
Balance to Unapp. Funds, 224 65 

1,000 00 



$775 35 



CARE AND SUPPORT OF TRUANTS, &c. 

City of Lowell, care of truants, 

S. P. White, truant officer, expenses to Lowell, 

State Nautical School, support of boys, 

" Reform " " " " 

William Faunce, expenses to Bridgewater 



Expended, 
Appropriated, 1,000 00 

Sundry receipts, 48 42 

Balance from Unapp. Funds, 24 24 

1,072 66 







$416 


03 


>wel] 


L, 


17 


90 






276 


07 






357 66 


i 




5 


00 




$1,072 


66 


,072 


66 







PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

C. S. Cartee, librarian, salary, $1,500 00 

Susan Edwards, " assistant, salary, 390 00 

Annie M. Stevens, " " " 283 75 

Harriet Davis, " temp'y assistant, salary, 109 62 



Amount carried forward, $2,283 37 



28 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, 
Bessie Dow, librarian, temporary assistant, salary, 
Mrs. I. A. Stevens, " " " " 

A. Williams & Co,, books and periodicals, 
D. C. Colesworthy, " 
W. H. Piper & Co., « 
W. H. Halliday & Co,, « 
Lee & Shepard, " 

M, L. Phillips, « 

Henry B. Dawson, " 
Geo. Henry Preble, " 
Moses H. Sargent, " 

Boston Public Library, " 
S, G. Drake, « 

N. E. Historical and Geneological Society, books, 
A. E. Cutter & Co., books and stationery, 
T. T. Sawyer, foreign exchange periodicals, 
C. S. Cartee, " « 

C. S. Cartee, subscription New York papers, 
William W. Wheildon, periodicals, 
Fred. Small, counting machine, and repairing stamp 
Seth Goldsmith, binding books, 
Charles Hersey, " " 

A. Storrs & Co., blank cards, 
G. W. B. Taylor, cover paper^ 
C. S. Cartee, incidental expenses, library room, 
S. V. Collins, stationery, 
J. S. Locke & Co., mucilage, 
F. W. Pearson, insurance, 
John B. Wilson, carpentry, 
H. G. Waldron, painting, 
C. S. Wason & Co., printing, and subscription for 

Chronicle, 
W. H-. DeCosta, printing and advertising, 



Amount carried forward, $4,838 69 



$2,283 37 


90 00 


5 12 


585 97 


110 83 


107 09 


97 30 


50 68 


42 00 


25 00 


31 28 


24 99 


16 00 


16 50 


3 00 


61 82 


52 93 


10 13 


58 00 


5 00 


p, 22 50 


162 05 


157 55 


21 00 


28 00 


95 65 


5 00 


2 50 


37 50 


525 97 


83 21 


f 

13 25 


7 50 



EXPENDITURES. 



29 



Amount brought forward, 


$4,838 69 


John H. Holmes, printing, 


9 00 


Caleb Rand, " 


90 50 


Benjamin Locke, expressage, 


17 60 


Brewer & Co., " 


7 35 


S. A. Rogers, labor, 


5 25 


George S. Bailey, gas fixtures, 


4 40 




$4,972 79 


Appropriated, $4,000 00 




Balance from 1870 dog licenses, 769 10 




Sundry receipts, 889 11 





,658 21 



Expended, $4,972 79 

To unappropriated funds, 2 37 

Balance (dog licenses, 1871,) 

to New Account, 683 05 



5,658 21 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

Orison Little, Captain, $1,200 00 

Benjamin Williams, Lieutenant, 1,200 00 

Charles Stone, police services, 954 00 

Albert E. Dodge, " 897 00 

Charles E. Fuller, " 1,053 00 

Samuel Palmer, " 1,098 00 

Loring G. Hutchins, " 1,095 00 

Dennis C. Brennan, " 1,050 00 

Reuben T. Whittier, " 1,098 00 

Joseph H. Knox, " 1,098 00 

James F. Green, « 1,059 00 



Amount carried forward, $11,802 00 



30 



EXPENDITURES. 



John L. Webb, 
Thomas C. Vose, 
S. Augustus Johnston, 
William Faunce, 
Ephraim W. Freeman, 
Zina Campbell, 
Joseph B. Cotton, 
Rufus W. Sprague, 
William H. Brown, 
Jeremiah H. Pearson, 
Henry Fox, 
Richard H. Lund, 
Reuben S. Randall, 
Thomas C. Kelley, 
John S. Robinson, 
Samuel T. Vaughan, 
Charles Clark, 
Silas W. Braley, 
Robert Sylvester, 
Thomas W. Sargent, 
Ephraim Tarbox, 
John H. Brower, 
Sumner P. White, 
Charles S. Woofindale, 
Emery F. Wright, 
Perez R. Jacobs, 
Gustavus A. Norton, 
Joseph W. Noble, 
Robert Williams, 
William H. Damon, 
Clark D. Garey, 
Liona P. Young, 
Edward Parker, 



Amount brought forward, 
police services, 



$11,802 00 
1,086 00 
1,092 00 
1,095 00 
1,095 00 
1,080 00 
1,089 00 
1,092 00 
1,071 00 
1,086 00 
1,089 00 
1,086 00 
1,089 00 

1.080 00 
1,089 00 
1,074 00. 
1,041 00 
1,092 00 
1,089 00 
1,095 00 
1,051 50 

1.081 50 
1,086 00 
1,098 00 
1,098 00 

126 00 
210 00 

127 50 
168 00 
181 50 
168 00 
150 00 
310 50 

64 50 



Amount carried forward, $39,333 00 



EXPENDITURES. 31 

Amount brought forward, $39,333 00 
Andrew C. McDonald, police services, 

Joseph E. Palmer, " 
Theodosius J. Whittemore, " 

Charles D. W. Lane, " 

Thomas J. Harrington, " 

Dennis Cass, - " 

John Fitzgerald, " 

John J. Bourne, " 

John Carlisle, " 

John Palmer, " 

John Whittemore, " 

John P. Sullivan, " 

Richard Kidney, " 

Henry Chandler, " 

George H. Williams, " 

Michael W. Fitzgerald, " 

W. A. Gove, " 

Edward Miskelley, « 

Timothy Sullivan, " 

Stephen Chandler, " 

George H. Kidney, " 

Solomon Stockwell, " 

George F. Hatch, " 

Thomas Burke, " 

William H. Carthy, " 

Jeremiah Murphy, " 

Charles A. Winslow, " 

Daniel Murphy, " 

John McDonald, " 

Michael Hughes, " 

Thomas White, " 

John Mitchell, " 

C. P. Briggs, « 

Amount carried forward, 



57 


00 


135 00 


60 


00 


37 


50 


96 


00 


195 


00 


19 


50 


1 


50 


132 


00 


75 


00 


100 


00 


102 00 


50 


00 


75 


00 


73 


50 


19 50 


6 


00 


12 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


3 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


6 


00 


75 


00 


6 


00 


3 


00 


|40,717 


50 



32 ; EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward 
Sprowel Pease, police services, 

William T. Gardner, « 

Wm. H. Chapman, boarding horse, 
Wm. S. & G. O. Wiley, " " and carriage hire, 

A. Bariant, horse hire, 
R. T. Whittier, carriage hire, 
Weeman & Co., horse shoeing, 
Thomas D. Strand, " 

D. Evans & Co., badge buttons, 
Dr. Edward J. Forster, medical services, 
John Louer, iron work, repairing rattles, &c, 
Lewis Hunt, hardware, 
John B. Wilson, carpentry, 
Hay ward & Co., coffee, 
Geo. H. Spaulding, agent, pilot bread, 
Albert Blaisdell, repairing carryall, 
Mystic Water Board, water rates, 
Stowell & Co., chemicals, 

"Walter S. Tower, bug poison, &c, 

John Bryant, repairing carryall, 

Jas. Emery & Co., " " 

J. Edwin Bray, meals for prisoners, 

J. L. Wescott, " " 

Jeremiah Harrigan, labor, 

John Dunnigan, " 

Peter Hamstead, " 

T. V. Heath, repairing carryall, 

E. J. Clark, painting " 
Charlestown Gas Company, gas, 
Perry & Drake, gas fixtures, 

Charles Robinson, Jr., services, case of J. Clifford, 
Bridget Sheehan, cleaning station house, 
A. N. Swallow, soap and sand, 



Amount carried forward, 



$40,717 50 


3 00 


3 00 


310 90 


hire, 33 00 


6 00 


3 00 


15 29 


17 81 


63 75 


8 00 


47 40 


40 


3 26 


9 00 


^2 26 


5 75 


30 00 


75 


4 $5 


5 24 


5 25 


39 15 


56 95 


3 00 


3 00 


3 00 


3 69 


18 00 


298 34 


3 80 


40 00 


88 86 


79 


$41,883 99 



EXPENDITURES. 33 

Amount brought forward, $41,883 99 

F. E. Downer, brooms, oil, soap, &c. 12 42 

Charles H. Cristy, cleaning windows, 4 50 

Joseph Dickson, straps and repairing belts, 5 63 

D. L. McGregor, repairing harness, 11 42 
William B. Moore & Son, dippers, dusters, &c, 10 71 
Robert R. Wiley, mason work, 40 00 
A. E. Cutter & Co., stationery, 27 24 

E. T. Swift, disbursements, 12 00 
R. T. Whittier, " 23 70 
Benjamin H. Simonds, repairing cell, 1 50 
Gary & Enwright, " furniture, 4 20 
H. W. Homer, « chairs, 2 37 
Boston Ice Company, ice, 7 50 
Dr. S. A. Davis, examination insane person, 3 00 
H. G. Waldron, painting and lettering, 70 
J. Junio, lock and keys, 2 60 
Dr. Stephen Day, veterinary services, .. 8 00 
A. C. Palmer, curtain fixtures, 1 75 



|42,063 23 
Appropriated, $41,000 00 

Sundry receipts, 1,080 00 



Expended, $42,063 23 

Balance to Unapp. Funds, 16 77 



$42,080 00 
42,080 00 



REPAIRS OF STREETS. 

James Reardon, labor, $863 50 

A.J. Boynton, « 800 00 

Franklin Norton, " 706 50 



Amount carried forward, $2,370 00 



34 



EXPENDITURES. 



E.. B. Cochran, 
James Dwight, 
Cornelius Broderick, 
William J. Jordan, 
Daniel Flynn, 
John Murray, 
John Waters, 
Patrick Lally, 
William Gilmore, 
Patrick Fitzgibbons, 
Michael Fitzgerald, 
Thomas Stack, 
Thomas Flaherty, 
Terence McManus, 
Jeremiah Cullinane, 
William Casey, 
James Carroll, 
William F. Wells, 
Patrick Toomey, 
Lawrence Hewett, 
I. G. Woods, 
James E. Kimball, 
John Turrey, 
Patrick Murphy, 
George W. Spurr, 
George Farmer, 
S. W. Robbins, 
Dennis Cronin, 
William H. Dennis, 
G. W. Woods, 
Augustus O swell, 
Stephen Joyce, 
John Reardon, 



Amount brought forward, 


$2,370 00 


labor, 


488 25 


" 


690 75 


it 


706 50 


a 


649 75 


n 


531 00 


a 


580 00 


it 


226 00 


u 


223 00 


a 


516 00 


a 


550 00 


a 


523 00 


a 


469 00 


a 


516 00 


tt 


541 00 


a 


504 00 


u 


557 00 


a 


540 00 


a 


587 00 


a 


255 00 


a 


506 00 


u 


439 00 


a 


588 00 


a 


246 00 


u 


23 00 


a 


176 00 


a 


346 00 


a 


82 00 


a 


46 00 


a 


365 75 


u 


115 00 


a 


85 00 


a 


53 00 


a 


298 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$15,392 00 





EXPENDITURES. 


3d 


Amount brought forward, 


$15,392 00 


C. P. Briggs, 


labor, 


254 00 


E, Miskelley, 


K 


12 00 


Solomon R. Braley, 


u 


210 00 


Michael Higgins, 


u 


291 00 


Matthew Kerwin, 


u 


11 00 


G. H. Stark, 


« 


40 00 


J. H. McDonald, Jr., 


a 


115 00 


Patrick Grady, 


a 


32 00 


John Welch, 


a 


28 00 


Thomas Collins, 


a 


26 00 


Gustus Osgood, 


u 


8 00 


Turner, Kidney & Co., 


setting edge-stones, pav- 




ing, &c, 




27,710 86 


R. R. Wiley, mason work, gravel, teaming, &c, 


8,528 31 


P. O. Riorden, stone, gi 


avel, and teaming, 


3,307 38 


John T. Bamrick, teami 


ng ashes, 


861 00 


Edmund Keyes, " 


« 


752 00 


John Donovan, gravel, 




131 00 


James Wholly, dirt for 


grading, 


31 50 


Hugh Kelley, gravel, dirt, and teaming, 


575 00 


Timothy Donovan, dirt and teaming, 


160 50 


James McNulty, gravel, 




178 00 


P. Kennen, grading, 




168 00 


A. D. Hoitt, hay and straw, 


596 32 


S- D. Sawin & Co., grain, 


265 37 


F. E. Downer, " 




207 68 


Poor & Robbins, " 




70 83 


R. Nason, " 


salt and nails, 


70 18 


Thomas D. Strand, horse shoeing, 


123 64 


J. G. Ripley, 


u 


33 93 


Garland & Priest, 


u 


44 65 


C. L. Lothrop, mason work, 


438 20 


H. Mayers, " 




169 82 



Amount carried forward, $60,843 17 



36 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, 
J. E. Bray & Co., mason work, 
J. F. & F. L. Gilman, stone work, 
G. W. Johnson, laying stone wall, 
Joseph Dickson, repairing harnesses, &c, 

D. C. O' Sullivan, harness soap, 
Franklin Hopkins, lumber, 
A. S. Morss, hardware, 
Lewis Hunt, " 
G. & E. H. GifTord, iron work, 
Cook, Eymes & Co., " 
James Emery & Co., repairing carts, 

A. Blaisdell, " « 

E. J. Clark, painting wagon, 
Amos Brown, carpentry, 
G. M. Starbird, « 
David S. Tucker, " 

John Bryant, cesspool covers, and repairing carts 
C. Dinevan, " " 

L. E. Pearson, Treas., assessment for Maiden Bridge 
Dodge, Gilbert & Co., pick and hammer handles, 
William Hattie, sharpening pick ends, 
M. P. Griffin, saw filing, 
Perez It. Jacobs, serving notices, 
Wm. T. Gardner, " " 

B. S. Hussey, sundries, 

C. S. Wason & Co., advertising, 
William H. De Costa, printing, 
Emerson & Porter, horses, 
C. H. Tufts, signs, 
McMath & Reed, paint, 

Thomas Connorton, laying sods and cutting grass, 
William Lydston & Son, cutting grass, 
James Carroll, scythe, 



Amount carried forward, $64,542 38 



60,843 17 


210 15 


323 50 


322 00 


113 62 


6 25 


138 47 


52 85 


5 65 


97 20 


47 39 


73 34 


1 25 


17 87 


21 17 


9 67 


6 73 


289 00 


76 00 


? e, 500 00 


14 50 


1 07 


9 60 


20 00 


3 00 


32 05 


8 95 


8 25 


1,170 00 


3 00 


3 73 


85 35 


25 00 


2 60 



EXPENDITURES. 37 



Amount brought forward, 
H. R. Bishop & Co., ladders, 
William Waitt, broom stuff, 
Timothy Calnan, watering streets, 
R. W. Gordon, " « 

C. W. Alden, rubber boots, 
A. E. Cutter & Co., stationery, 
A. J. Boynton, horse medicines, 
William Saunders, veterinary services, 
Charlestown Gas Company, re-setting gas lamp, 
G. E. Edmands, plumbing, 
S. H. & G. Fall, coal, 
E, Keyes & Son, « 
Frank A. Titus, repairing hose. 

Expended, $64,651 04 

From account Chelsea Bridge, 5,306 52 

« " Prison Point Bridge, 448 28 

Abatements, sidewalk assessments, 68 52 



$64,542 38 


14 75 


10 00 


24 00 


10 00 


3 50 


8 35 


3 65 


7 50 


8 26 


2 65 


9 50 


5 00 


1 50 



Appropriated, $50,000 00 

Sidewalk assessments, 8,462 82 
Sundry receipts, 261 25 

Bal. from Unapp. Funds, 11,750 29 



$70,474 36 



70,474 36 



,651 04 



REPAIRS OF CHELSEA BRIDGE. 

Daniel S. Lawrence, services, 
Adam Bowlby, " 

John P. Perkins, repairs, 
Hall Brothers, lumber, 



Amount carried forward, $3,623 38 



$1,020 00 


840 00 


1,946 88 


816 50 



38 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $6,623 38 
William H. Kent & Co., lumber, 
Matthew Rice, surveying bridge, 
E. R. Robinson, iron work? 

A. D. Gushing, " 
Anthony S. Morss, nails, 
Lewis Hunt, spikes, 
McMath & Reed, paint, 

B. S. Hussey, lanterns,. 

Charged to account Repairs of Streets. 



596 


94 


10 


00 


21 


35 


7 


80 


34 


45 


5 


20 


4 


00 


3 40 


;5,306 


52 



REPAIRS OF PRISON POINT BRIDGE. 

H. H. Burroughs, draw tender, $150 00 

John P. Perkins, labor and materials, 209 72 

Jesse U. Jones, carpentry, 85 56 

Mystic Water Board, water rates, 3 00 



Charged to account Repairs of Streets. 



$448 28 



PURCHASE AND CARE OF TREES. 

Edward Miskelly, labor and materials, $172 75 

Franklin Hopkins, lumber, 63 91 

Lewis Hunt, hardware, 2 28 

McMath & Reed, paint, 12 17 

Thomas Barrett, trees, 50 00 



Expended, $301 11 

Appropriated, $200 00 

Balance from Unapp. Funds, 101 11 



$301 11 



301 11 



EXPENDITURES. 



39 



LAYING OUT STREETS. 

Ann V. Thompson, damages to estate Belmont St., $100 00 

Gilman heirs, land taken on Prospect St., in 1863, 490 00 

John B. Wilson & others, appraising estate, 36 00 

H. G. Waldron, painting, 12 00 

C. S. Wason & (Jo., advertising, 24 95 

Perez R. Jacobs, serving notices, 11 50 

Wm. T. Gardner, « " 25 00 
Willard Rice, error in award of damages on 

Arlington Avenue, 10 80 

$710 25 



Expended, 
Betterments abated, 

" refunded, 

From Crafts' Corner Estates, 

" Decatur Street " 
Arlington Avenue, 
South Eden Street, 
School Street, widening, 



Appropriation, $15,000 00 

Balance from Unapp. Funds, 22,650 69 



$710 25 

2,947 70 

560 55 

1,930 38 

113 30 

16,926 14 

14,315 12 

147 25 

$37,650 69 



37,650 69 



ARLINGTON AVENUE. 

S. & D. Richards, moving house, 
Burckes & Gerrish, mason work, 
John B. Wilson, carpentry, 
Thomas H. McDonough, award, 
Willard Rice, " 



$60 00 


296 34 


136 13 


1,500 00 


6,420 00 



Amount carried forward, $8,412 47 



40 


EXPENDITURES. 






Amount brought forward, 


$8,412 47 


Daniel Murphy, 


award, 


100 00 


Reed & Sawin, 


u 


3,219 00 


F. C. Sewall, 


u 


124 80 


Charles West, 


u 


721 80 


Morris Hennessey, 


u 


36 00 


William Lee 


a 


719 60 


C. G. Burbank, 


u 


600 00 


J. B. Wilson, moving and re-fitting Lee's house, 


492 47 


P. O. Riorden, grading and filling, 


2,500 00 



,926 14 



Charged to account Laying out Streets. 



SOUTH EDEN STREET, 

P. O. Riorden, grading, contract, 

Hicks & Whittle, award, 

Crisp & Breed, estate, " 

F. O. Reed, " 

John B. Wilson, moving buildings, and repairs 



Expended, 

Special appropriation, 7,500 00 

Bal. to laying out streets, 14,315 12 



I repairs, 


$7,469 37 
6,754 00 
3,016 75 
3,000 00 
1,575 00 


21,815 12 
21,815 12 


$21,815 12 



SCHOOL STREET WIDENING. 

Robert R. Wiley, dirt for grading, $147 25 

Charged to account Laying out Streets. 



EXPENDITURES. 41 

SETTLEMENT OF CRAFTS' CORNER, AND PARK 
STREET BETTERMENTS. 

Betterments refunded in part, per order of Committee on 
Laying out Streets : 

White Estate, 
Hurd " 
Matthew Rice, - 
Heirs of " 
Robert Knox, attorney, 
Zen as C. Howland, 



$236 64 


126 66 


60 00 


68 25 


34 50 


34 50 



Charged to account Laying out Streets. 



$560 55 



CRAFTS' CORNER ESTATES. 

These Estates were sold for non-payment of Betterment As- 
. sessments and Costs, and by virtue of Chapter 183, Sec- 
tion 3, of the Acts of 1862, the City became the purchaser. 
Estate of Samuel Knight, $258 10 

" E. E. Bradshaw, 683 86 

" E. B. Stetson, 544 94 

« O. F. Raymond, 443 48 



Charged to account Laying out Streets. 



$1,930 38 



DECATUR STREET ESTATES. 

This Estate was sold for non-payment of Betterment and 
Costs, and purchased by the City, by virtue of Chapter 
183, Section 3, Acts of 1862. 

Estate of Judson Murdock, $113 30 

Charged to account Laying out Streets. 



42 



EXPENDITURES. 



DRAINS AND SEWERS. 



S. W. Robbins, mason work, 



John Waters, 
Patrick Lalley, 
George Farmer, 
Dennis Cronin, 
Patrick Murphy, 
Michael Campbell, 
Dennis O'Brien, 
M. Fitzgerald, 
Murty Harrington, 
Thomas Collins, 
James Carroll, 
James Lavin, 
Stephen Joyce, 
John Lahey, 
Charles McCarty, 
Barney Mc Williams, 
Patrick Hudson, 
John Ragan, 
John Graham, 
John O'Hern, 
Jeremiah Hickey, 
Michael McCormick, 
Timothy Guiney, 
Thomas McCarty, 
Patrick Grady, 
Thomas Ryan, 
Michael Higgins, 
John Harrington, 
Edward Barnes, 
John Keenan, 
Felix McEIroy, 
Matthew Kerwin, 



labor, 



$1,024 00 


406 


00 


388 


62 


165 


00 


273 


00 


21 


00 


70 


00 


163 


00 


82 


00 


15 


00 


265 


00 


218 


00 


194 


00 


260 


00 


49 


00 


39 


00 


49 


00 


99 


00 


165 


00 


240 


00 


227 


00 


217 


00 


164 


00 


28 00 


51 


00 


213 


00 


61 


00 


55 


00 


6 


00 


68 


00 


142 00 


50 


00 


42 


00 



Amount carried forward, $5,509 62 



EXPENDITURES. 



43 





Amount brought forward, 


$5,509 62 


Patrick Harrington, 


labor, 


95 00 


William Ford, 


a 


84 00 


John Reardon, 


a 


78 00 


Edward Miskelly, 


u 


18 00 


John D. Sullivan, 


u 


45 00 


Jeremiah Higgins, 


u 


42 00 


A. Oswell, 


a 


59 00 


C. Doyle, 


a 


23 00 


Patrick Rice, 


a 


78 00 


James Moore, 


a 


27 00 


Andrew Sullivan, 


u 


43 00 


Thomas Stack, 


a 


42 00 


Daniel Flynn, 


a 


52 00 


Jeremiah Cullinane, 


a 


22 00 


William Casey, 


a 


10 00 


William Gilmore, 


a 


10 00 


William F. Lambert, 


a 


15 00 


Solomon Braley, 


u 


15 00 


Cornelius Hereen, 


a 


10 00 


Martin Moran, 


a 


13 00 


William Cushman, 


a 


10 00 


John P. Perkins, building sewer, Tibbett's town way, 1,415 25 


John P. Perkins, " 


" Canal Street, 


4,315 20 


Jas. Wholly, building 


sewer Canal & Lincoln Sts. 


, 13,088 86 


Robert R. Wiley, bricks, sand, and teaming, 


580 51 


Bay State Brick Company, bricks, 


1,103 00 


S. H. & G. Fall, cement, 


11 00 


Wellington Bros. & Co., cement, 


452 90 


Winslow, Stewart & Co., " and sand, 


9 35 


Franklin Hopkins, lumber, 


118 59 


Joel Knight & Co., 


it 


21 49 


Hartwell Mayers, mason work, 


143 25 


C. L. Lothrop, 


Amount carried forward, 


321 15 




$27,881 17 



44 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $27,881 17 

Baldwin & Emerson, flagging for drain, 120 00 

Turner, Kidney & Co., gravel and paving, 45 92 

J. F. & F. L. Gilman, stone curbs and labor, 72 50 

S. Hutch ings, carpentry, 6 19 

Day & Collins, drain pipe, 149 90 

Edmands & Co., " 22 00 

John Donovan, laying drain in Front Street, 100 00 

John Donovan, teaming, 67 00 

John T. Bamrick, " 28 00 

John Bryant, covers for dirt catchers, 82 50 

A. S. Morss, saw, 2 25 
G. & E. H. Gifford, repairing tools, 30 92 
Cook, Eymes & Co., iron work, 4 70 

B. S. Hussey, oil and lanterns, 22 25 
G. E. Edmands, oil, 2 00 
L. Stickney, pails, 1 80 
Lewis Hunt, cordage and nails, 14 95 
Charlestown Gas Company, removing lamp post, 3 02 
William H. De Costa, advertising, 21 45 

C. S. Wason & Co., " 27 10 
John H. Holmes, " 2 25 
Caleb Rand, printing, 1 50 
P. R. Jacobs, serving notices, 8 21 



Expended, $28,717 58 

Assessments abated, 878 02 

$29,595 60 
Appropriation, $10,000 00 

Extra " 5,000 00 

Assessments, 7,377 39 

Balance from Unapp. Funds, 7,218 21 

29,595 60 



,717 58 



EXPENDITURES. 



45 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Hose Company, No. 1, services, $500 00 

" « « 2, " 500 00 

» « « 3, " 500 00 

« « « 4, " 493 90 

Steamer Hose Company, " 400 00 

Hook & Ladder « " 700 00 

Albert C. Smith, engineer of steamer, and labor, 52 81 

John B. Cilley, « « " 1,150 50 

Isaac W. Brackett, fireman " 900 00 

Daniel K. Wheelock, driver « 880 00 

John Louer, iron work and repairing apparatus, 877 66 

Hose Company, No. 1, repairing apparatus, 123 00 

<< u u 3 } u u XOo 00 

James Emery & Co., " " 6 50 

A. D. Hoitt, hay and straw, 58 11 

C. D. Wild, " " 20 47 

Ladd& Brown, " « 168 81 

Brooks & Stover, " grain, 76 52 

Samuel Gould, horse shoeing, 29 81 

Thos. D. Strand, " " 44 46 

Lunt & Magoun, grain, salt, soap, &c, 118 04 

Corey & Goodwin, salt, soap and sand, 7 22 

Charlestown Gas Company, gas, 161 19 

Mystic Water Board, water rates, 75 00 

Joseph W. Hill, carpentry, 117 27 

C. H. Tufts, painting apparatus, 302 55 

William Curry, " 85 00 

S. O. Weston, " 7 00 

McMath & Reed, painting and glazing, 84 40 

W. H. Dana, varnishing, 25 00 

Titus & Sons, whitewashing, 107 50 

John Gallagher, " 50 00 

ft *20 00 



p. L. Lothrop, 



Amount carried forward, $8,742 72 



46 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $8,742 72 

G. E. Edmands, plumbing, 84 90 

James Gaffney, " 70 66 

J. R. Conant, " 52 78 

Cook, Rymes & Co., repairing steamers, 660 55 

James Boyd & Sons, " hose, 356 67 

Harrington & Fay, " pipe, 5 00 
Torsleff, Hinckley & Hammond, emery cloth and files, 7 50 

E. O. Webster, keys, repairing locks, &c, 22 40 

Henry A. Hall, suction hose, 56 10 

Gardner Chilson, heating apparatus, 125 00 
T. S. Clogston & Co., repairing heating apparatus, 

packing valves, &c, 29 39 

William R. Bradford, grates, 7 85 

Winslow, Stewart & Co., coal, 21 87 

Fitz & Todd, " 50 38 

Wellington Bros., " 22 00 

Edmund Keyes & Son, " 102 50 

George Prescott, " and wood, 93 20 
Hose Company, No. 3, expense putting Mystic 

Water into house, 119 62 

Joseph Dickson, blankets, repairing harnesses, &c, 187 08 

John McLoud, oil, repairing stoves, &c, 258 40 

J. E. Bray, refreshments, 22 95 

Hose Company, No., 2, refreshments, 25 00 

« " » 3, " 30 00 

John E. Wool Hose Co., Somerville, refreshments, 10 00 

G. H. Foster, " " " 10 00 

Niagara Engine Company, Cambridge, " 25 00 

T. W. Seaver, " 40 00 

John Conley, " 10 00 

Mullett & Bradbury, " 5 10 

I. P. Magoun and 85 others, poll taxes refunded, 172 00 

William H. Wilson, engineer's fire hat, 11 25 

George S. Bailey, gas fixtures, 4 25 



Amount cairied forv\ard, $11,442 12 



EXPENDITURES. 47 

Amount brought forward, 
Perry & Drake, gas fixtures, 
Gary & Enwright, furniture, 
H. W. Homer, repairing furniture", 
John G. Crowell, upholstering, 
Murphy, Leavens & Co., feather duster, 
Mrs. I. W. Brackett, laundry work, steamer house, 
Brintnall & Maymird, sheeting and towels, 
Mrs. D. K. Wheelock, making sheets, &c, 
Lewis Hunt, hardware, 
B. H. Lincoln, canvass, 
Thomas E. Smith, cleaning carpets, 
I. P. Magoun, disbursements, 
T. S. Johnson, badges, 
A. N. Swallow, oil, &c, 
George E. Rogers, use of wagon, 
Michael McLaughlin, horse hire, 
Wm. S. & G. O. Wiley, " 
E. W. Bean, teaming, 
Mrs. S. A. Stocking, horse medicine, 
Hicks & Brown, carriages, 

Charles T. Clark, services Fitchburg Railroad fire, 
L. H. Heywood, repairing hydrant chucks, 
T. J. Whittemore, cleaning snow from hydrants, 
Thomas D. Strand, " " " « 

Robert R. Wiley, mason work, 

John Alden, repairs at Hose Company No. 3's house, 
J. Rea & Son, oil, 
S. Richards, labor on hose, 
H. R. Bishop & Co., ladders, 
Caleb Larkin, hooks. 
Alfred Morse, frame, 
Jasper Stone, repairing clock, 
Charles Williams, wire, 
William H. Godfrey, services, 

Amount carried forward, 



$11,442 


12 


40 


10 


132 


94 


13 


50 


45 


00 


3 


33 


47 


25 


11 


79 


8 


00 


18 


41 


15 


00 


4 25 


45 


00 


62 


50 


5 


08 


13 


50 


5 


00 


109 


50 


1 


00 


5 


50 


50 


00 


9 


75 


30 


00 


35 


75 


29 


25 


5 


93 


use, 7 


04 


1 


70 


9 


00 


108 


26 


1 


00 


4 50 


1 


00 


27 


70 


7 


00 


$12,356 


65 



48 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $12,356 65 
Caleb Rand, printing, 
W. H. De Costa, advertising, 
G. W. Hobbs, stationery, 
P. Moley, horses, 



Appropriated, 
Sundry receipts, 



Expended, $13,245 45 

Bal. to Unapp. Funds, 490 55 

13,736 00 





131 38 
4 00 
3 42 

750 00 


$13,600 00 
136 00 


$13,245 45 


.$13,736 00 





NEW HOSE. 
James Boyd & Sons, 1,169 feet hose, $1,999 96 

Appropriated, $2,000 00 

Expended, $1,999 96 

Balance to Unapp. Funds, 04 

$2,000 00 



USE OF HYDRANTS. 

Mystic Water Board, mystic water, 2,400 00 

Appropriated, 2,400 00 

Expended, 2,400 00 



FIRE ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

Gamewell & Co., fire alarm boxes, etc., $762 60 

Dexter Bros., vitriol, 73 04 

Wm. Litchfield, zinc, 11 81 



Amount carried forward, $847 45 



EXPENDITURES. 49 

Amount brought forward, $847 45 

Wm. H. Godfrey, putting up alarm boxes, 24 50 

Charles Williams, battery jars and wire, 21 25 

I. W. Sweetser, services on fire alarm telegraph, 8 75 

Moses Crane, alarm box keys, 5 30 

John Louer, brackets, 22 50 

B. H. Simonds, coon for apparatus, 13 25 

Wm. R. Bradford, ladle, 1 50 

Joseph W. Hill, repairing apparatus, 1 09 

S. O. Weston, painting, 24 00 

Caleb Rand, printing, 16 00 

Lewis Hunt, nails, 20 

George F. Titus, labor, 9 00 



Appropriated, $1,000 00 

Expended, $994 79 

Balance to TJnapp. Funds, 5 21 

$1,000 00 



$994 79 



SUPPORT OF POOR. 

State of Massachusetts, support of paupers, $94 69 

Taunton Hospital, " 184 55 

Worcester " « 2,146 94 

Massachusetts Gen. Hospital, " 157 00 

City of Boston, ." 336 50 

City of Lynn, « 136 50 

City of New Bedford, « 116 41 

City of Chelsea, « 25 45 

City of Cambridge, " 13 00 

Town of Gloucester, " 78 10 

Town of Natick, « 30 82 



Amount carried forward, $3,319 96 



50 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
County of Middlesex,, support of convicts. 
Dr. N. D. Parker, medical services, 
Dr. T. J. Stevens, " 

George P. Kettell, medicines, 
Walter S. Tower, " 

B. F. Stacey, ". 
William L. Bond, " 
Stowell & Co., "• 

E. N. Coburn, burials, 
John Bryant, " 
John Reade, " 
John L. Perry, " 

G. B. & F. Hurd & Co., groceries, 

C. W. C. A., Geo. H. Spaulding, agent, groceries, 

F. E. Downer, groceries, 
E. B. Burgess, " 

G. & J. Flanagan, " 
Brooks & Stover, u 
S. P. Hill & Co., " 
Mullet & Bradbury, " 

A. N. Swallow, " 

B. E. Gline, " 
S. D. Sawin & Co., " 
L. R. Bingham, " 
J. W. Corey, " 

C. A. Barker & Son, " 
M. B. Hall, « 
Learnerd Downing, "- 
Wright & Fultz, « 
J. W. & A. Roberts, " 
L. Stickney, " 
Corey & Goodwin, " 
James Rea & Son, " 
Sawyer &■ Smith, " 

Amount carried forward, 



|3,319 96 


169 


02 


87 


00 


40 


50 


121 


08 


97 


57 


202 98 


56 


76 


36 33 


37 


00 


8 00 


129 


00 


93 00 


920 


97 


591 


00 


683 


80 


156 


00 


131 


00 


366 


24 


287 


60 


229 57 


26 


00 


42 


00 


126 


00 


7 


00 


140 00 


67 


00 


73 00 


28 


00 


46 


00 


156 


63 


39 


00 


208 


00 


32 


00 


87 


35 



,842 36 



EXPENDITURES. 51 

Amount brought forward, $8,842 36 

J. W. Roberts & Co., groceries and provisions, 724 18 

V. M. Dunn, groceries aud fish, 375 89 

Hobbs & Wilson, provisions, 793 63 

Foster, Weeks & Co., " 93 36 

King, Sawyer & Smith, " 187 45 

Call & Fiske, " 54 60 

Hayward & Co., coffee and spices, 45 39 

Nesmith & Chapin, vinegar, 11 20 

J. G. Holbrook, fish, 6 57 

Boston Ice Company, ice, 20 75 

E. A. Bums, fuel, 1,055 94 

Robert Todd, " 32 63 

Burns & Goodwin, " 291 34 

Fitz & Todd, " 59 39 

Charlestown Gas Company, coke, 61 50 

Rand & Byam, soap, 35 32 

Newhall Martin & Co., shoes and repairs, 118 03 

J. N. Smith, repairing " 10 80 

Brintnall & Maynard, dry goods, 102 68 

William Murray & Son, " 164 99 

J. W. Rand, hats and sewing machine, 73 74 

Ladd & Brown, wood, hay and grain, 290 49 

N. Tufts, Jr., & Son, grain, 155 41 

A. D. Hoitt, hay, 167 72 

John Kelley, mason work, 216 87 

C. L. Lothrop, " 11 25 

R. R. Wiley, " 6 88 

J. Barry & Co., sand and lime, 7 49 

S. W. Fuller & Co., lumber, 125 63 

John Randall, carpentry, 160 25 

Earl Wyman, " 25 56 

Lewis Hunt, hardware, 20 98 

Charles H. Wing, stoves, &c, 28 48 



Amount carried forward, $14,378 80 



52 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $14,378 80 

G. Gibson, repairing stoves, 8 90 

R. Mason &> Son, painting and graining, 174 35 

Carpenter, Woodward & Morton, paints and oil, 59 13 

H. G. Waldron, paints, 2 03 

B. S. Hussey, sundries, 34 16 

F. A. Titus, plumbing, lamps and chimneys, 21 65 

Cooper & Burgess, plumbing and lanterns, 65 85 

Gary & Enwright, furniture, 37 72 

Childs, Crosby && Lane, carpeting, 105 12 

Brintnall & Osgood, paper, curtains, &c, 40 30 

W. S. & G. O. Wiley, carriage hire, 23 00 

Cook, Kymes & Co., iron work, 2 25 

Charles J. Barry, plaster paris, 2 75 

P. O. Riorden, gravel, 80 00 

S. P. Langmaid & Co., doors, 16 00 

Cutter & Parker, " 4 50 

Thomas Gaffney, hods, 10 28 

B. W. Gage, crockery, 24 23 

C. S. Parker & Son, repairs at almshouse, 13 50. 
Jasper Stone, repairing clocks, 23 55 
E. W. Bean, teaming, 53 16 
Philip Ham, blacksmithing, 9 86 
E. O. Webster, repairing lock, 65 
Town of Salisbury, costs of suit, 140 52 
Mystic Water Board, water rates, 75 00 
William H. De Costa, printing, 11 50 
Caleb Rand, " and order books, 40 25 
Offal Department, swill used at almshouse, 295 00 
A. E. Cutter & Co., stationery, 10 42 
Edward Carnes, superintendent almshouse, salary, 800 00 
Edward Carnes, disbursements, 593 59 
Overseers of the Poor, cash orders, 1,644 25 



Amount carried forward, $18,802 27 



EXPENDITURES* 53 

Amount brought forward, $18,802 27 
Appropriated, $12,600 00 

Sundry receipts, 7,252 81 



$19,852 81 
Expended, $18,802 27 

Bal. to Unapp. Funds, 1,050 54 

— 19,852 81 



MAINTENANCE OF CHARLES RIVER AND 
WARREN BRIDGES. 

George H» Long, commissioner, 

Sprowell Pease, draw tender Warren Bridge, 

Charles M. Marple, « " " 

Joel R. Bolan, " C. River " 

Sprowell Pease, labor and material, 

George H. Long, disbursements, 

Joel R. Bolan, boat, 

Joel R. Bolan, labor, 

Ross & Lord, lumber and labor, 

Boston Machine Company, castings and labor, 

A. D. Cushing, iron work, 

Cook, Rymes & Co., " 

E. R. Robinson, " and labor* 

Lincoln & Garrett, spikes and nails, 

Lewis Hunt, hardware, 

Dodge, Gilbert & Co., jack screws, 

Sloop Island, taking up mooring stone, 

Cape Ann Granite Company, granite, 

Rockport " " re-setting mooring s' 

Thomas Winsor, agent, use of tug boat Curlew, 

Amount carried forward, 



$375 


00 


50 


00 


500 


00 


550 


00 


36 


58 


1 


05 


25 


00 


15 


00 


2,997 


10 


1,037 67 


644 


13 


302 


57 


15 92 


10 


85 


7 


■85 


16 


19 


15 


00 


40 


00 


le, 25 


00 


7 


50 


$6,672 41 



54 EXPENDITURES* 

Amount brought forward, 
Joseph W. Hill, carpentry, 
H. N. & B. R. Tilton & Cowdin, lumber, 
Loyal Lovejoy & Co., " 

S. W. Fuller & Co., " 

Draper & Vaughan, labor and materials, 
Henry N. Stone, capstan, lanterns, &c, 
C. W. C. A., George H. Spaulding, agent, salt, 

oil, matches, &c, 
E. W. Bean, teaming, 
Charlestdwn Gas Company, gas, • 

" '* " labor and materials, 

Boston " " gas, 

Franklin P. Crittenden, repairing gas pipes, 
Joseph T. Ryan, " " lamps, 

Tufts Bros., new Samps and burners, 
Orison Little, lighting and cleaning lamps, 
John Mulliken & Co., oil, 
Cooper & Burgess, lanterns and plumbing, 
Whitcomb & Potter, scow engine, 
R. H. G. Hubbard, labor, 

C. M. Marple, " 
A. J. Ham, horse hire, 
Ham & Simpson, " 
Ham & Simpson, horse, 
Thomas D. Strand, horse shoeing,, 
Garland & Priest, ' fr 
Weeman & Co., "• 

D. L. McGregor, repairing harness, 
Ladd & Brown, coal, 

Fitz & Todd, " 

John L. Leonard & Co., setting range, 
J. Edward Staples, hay and coal, 
William Parkinson, " and straw, 



$6,672 41 


336 89 


76 53 


14 42 


32 34 


189 03 


60 11 


27 94 


4 75 


327 59 


100 27 


103 41 


209 42 


20 90 


8 49 


44 35 


63 10 


12 30 


25 00 


52 00 


20 00 


51 00 


47 50 


175 00 


6 25 


5 25 


2 50 


17 77 


14 25 


42 38 


5 75 


80 48 


34 69 



Amount earned forward, $8,884 07 



EXPENDITURES, 55 

Amount brought forward,, $ 8,884 07 

N. Tufts, Jr., & Son, grain, 121 88 

Timothy Calnan, watering bridges, 292 50 

J. Lockwood, plumbing, 22 80 

Fairbanks, Brown & Co<., dynamometer, 15 00 

W. P. Hodgkinson, painting, 6 88 

J. M. Wightman, Commissioner, disbursements, 45 44 

Rockwell & Churchill, printing, 13 75 

Turner, Kidney & Co., paving and materials, 717 20 

Mystic Water Board, water rates, 11 00 



Received of State Treasurer, half of 

balance of Bridge Fund, $4,051 58 

Received of G. H. Long, commis- 
sioner, half of sundry receipts, 

(rents, &c,) 454 77 

Special Appropriation, 7,500 00 

$12,006 35 

Expended, 10,130 52 

Balance unexpended, $1,875 83 



$10,130 52 



REPAIRS OF PUBLIC PROPERTY. 

John B. Wilson, carpentry, 

Joseph W. Hill, « 

John Randall, " 

I. G. Kelso, " 

Earl Wyman, " 

A. J. Boynton, " 

Griffin & Moran, " 



Amount carried forward, $1,086 14 



$588 


51 


239 


82 


145 34 


54 87 


15 00 


17 


00 


25 


60 



56 EXPENDITURES, 

Amount brought forward, §~. 
William Curry, painting and glazing, 
H. G. Waldron, " " 

F. J. Almeader, " " 

Robert R. Wiley, mason work, and whitewashing, 
C. L. Lothrop, " 

Davis & Goodrich, " 

J. T. Hoyt, whitewashing, 
George Mitchell, plastering, 
C. P. Brooks, " 

F. A. Titus, plumbing and gas fixtures, 

G. Gilman & Co., " " « 
Alexander Campbell, " 

George S. Bailey, iron pipe and gas fixtures, 
Perry & Drake, repairing gas fixtures, 
G. W. Walker &- Co., heating apparatus and repairs, 
Cook, Rymes & Co., iron work, 
John Louer, " 

Lewis Hunt, hardware, 
Morse & Whyte, iron railing, 
Crystal Ventilator Company, ventilators, 
J. Junio, locks and keys, 

E. O. Webster, gong and keys, 
A. C. Palmer, window fixtures, 
Newell Harding & Co., plating door knobs, 
A. H. Allen, furniture, 
Stephen Smith & Co., table, 

F. M. Holmes & Co., repairing furniture, 
Child s, Crosby & Lane, carpeting, 
Gary & Enwright, carpet lining, 
W. S. & G. O. Wiley, carriages, 
Bay State Roofing Company, repairing roof, 
C. S. Parker & Sons, " " 
Hadley & Wright, repairs, 

Amount carried forward, $3,608 12 



,086 14 


429 


10 


104 60 


12 


80 


360 


93 


280 


75 


46 


10 


54 


00 


54 


30 


3 


50 


158 51 


43 


08 


48 36 


100 


92 


5 


10 


250 


93 


48 


84 


17 25 


25 


66 


71 


75 


69 50 


16 


27 


14 01 


15 40 


3 


00 


78 


00 


30 


00 


3 


00 


122 55 


3 


55 


18 


00 


8 


10 


10 


12 


14 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



57 



Amount brought forward, 3,608 12 



R. Power & Son, marble, 

Jasper Stone, care of public clocks, for 1871, 

S. A. Rogers, labor, 



Appropriated, 

Expended, $3,858 37 

Balance to Unapp, Funds, 141 63 



$4000 00 



4,000 00 



8 25 

230 00 

12 00 

:,858 37 



PUBLIC BATHS. 

Henry L. Brackett, carpentry, 

Joseph W. Hill, " 

Joseph B. Hutchins, bath house officer, 

William Smith, " " 

Lorenzo Garey, " " 

Lorenzo Garey, labor and stock, 

Joseph B. Hutchins, labor and sundries, 

Catharine Dunn, services Medford St. bath house, 



$107 


84 


21 


99 


327 


00 


327 


00 


342 


50 


18 


68 


10 48 


71 


68 


$1,227 


17 



Appropriated, 

Expended, . $1,227 17 

Balance to Unapp. Funds, 272 83 



$1,500 00 



1,500 00 



BURIAL GROUNDS. 



Edward Miskelley, labor, 
William H. Jones, " 
R. R. Wiley, mason work, 



$138 65 
35 00 
29 92 



Amount carried forward, $203 57 



58 expenditures. 

Amount brought forward, $203 57 

William Moloney, cutting grass, 84 00 

Cook, Rymes & Co*, iron work, 30 59 

Lewis Hunt, lock and keys, 3 10 

J. Junio, " 1 00 

John Reade, removing bodies to Woodlawn, 20 00 



Expended, $342 26 

Appropriated, $300 00 

Balance from Unapp. Funds, 42 26 

= — 342 26 



$342 26 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Dr. N. D. Parker, vaccinating, $9 50 

Dr. E. J. Forster, record books, and vaccine virus, 21 25 

Jos. W. Hill, drains in Quincy and Webster Sts., 522 04 

Caleb Rand, printing, 72 50 

C. S. Wason & Co., « " 14 50 

W, H. DeCosta, " 23 00 



Expended, $662 79 

Appropriated, $200 00 

Balance from Unapp. Funds, 462 79 

— -__ 662 79 



$662 79 



COLLECTION OF OFFAL. 

George Todd, superintendent, $1,098 00 

Robert Dower, teamster, 706 50 

Morris Cochran, " 706 50 

Edward Corbett, « 708 75 

Amount carried forward, $3,219 75 



EXPENDITURES. 


5y 


Amount brought forward, 


$3,219 75 


John Bowden, helper, 


629 50 


John Fleming, " 


392 00 


Daniel Ford, " 


452 00 


Patrick Rice, " 


226 00 


Edward Finnerty, " 


188 00 


Patrick Murphy, a 


12 00 


Martin Hassett, " 


4 00 


John Bowden, extra services? 


6 50 


Robert Dower, " 


5 00 


A. D. Hoitt, hay, 


258 86 


S. H. & G. Fall, " 


17 10 


F. E. Downer, grain, 


178 23 


Richard Nason, " 


89 64 


A. N. SwaUow, « 


52 65 


N. Tufts, Jr. & Son, " 


25 10 


William Saunders, veterinary services? 


20 00 


Thomas D. Strand, horse shoeing, 


58 45 


J. G. Ripley, " 


47 63 


Patrick Kane, horse hire, 


24 00 


John T. Bamrick, " 


6 00 


Earl Wyman, carpentry at piggery, 


20 38 


Joseph W. Hill, " city stables, 


8 25 


B. S. Hussey, paint, 


2 50 


A. S. Morss, hardware, 


8 30 


Frank A. Titus, hose, ■ 


16 75 


Mystic Water Board, water rates, 


3 75 


Joseph Dickson, harness, bells, &c, 


19 20 


George Todd, disbursements, 


10 40 


S. M. Nesmith, " 


30 00 


T. F« Hunnewell, repairs to wagons, 


37 20 


John Louer, " " 


2 00 


Parker & Gannett, tools, 


15 90 



Amount carried forward, $6,087 04 



60 



£Xf£NDlTtJRES. 



Appropriated, 
Sundry receipts, 



Amount brought forward, 

$1,500 00 

6,047 68 



$7,547 68 
Expended, $6,087 04 

Balance to Unapp. Funds, 1,460 64 

_ iL 7,547 68 



,087 04 



FIRE ALARM BELL AND TOWER, BUNKER 
HILL SCHOOL HOUSE. 



William Blake & Co., bell, 

Hayden & Crafts, hoisting and placing bell, 

Gramewell & Co., striking apparatus, 

Osgood & Davis, castings, 

Cook, Rymes && Co., labor and materials, 

David S. Tucker, building tower, 

S. J. F. Thayer, architect, 

Herman Strater & Sons, vane, 



Appropriation, (special,) 
Expended, 



$3,200 00 
3,200 00 



$743 33 
71 25 

1,207 02 
34 39 
25 49 

1,048 02 
42 50 
28 00 

$3,200 00 



SOUP HOUSE. 



George Prescott, fuel, 
Curtis & Wood, bread, 
M. Davis, " 

Orrin Gilmore, " 

Chs. B. Goodrich, " 



$44 95 


50 48 


32 20 


42 36 


34 96 



Amount carried forward, $204 95 



EXPENDITURES. 



61 



Amount brought forward, 

E. B. Stetson, bread, 
Thomas Parker, " 
John Armstrong, " 
Michael O'Keefe, " 
G. A. Sanderson, " 
H. P. Dunnells, meat, 
Henry Cutler, fish, 

F. E. Downer, groceries, 
Charles Curtis, milk, 

E. W. Bean, teaming, 
Cooper & Burgess, sundries, 
Franklin Hopkins, lumber, 
William Murray & Son, crash, 
Charles P. Brooks, rent, 
Caleb Rand, printing, 
Edward Miskelley, services. 
James Hatton, " 



Charged to Account Contingencies. 



$204 


95 


32 


68 


41 


20 


41 


60 


43 


52 


42 


96 


272 


70 


72 


01 


126 


15 


9 


92 


7 


50 


3 


82 


5 


63 


3 


75 


75 


00 


10 


00 


175 


50 


162 


00 



$1,330 89 



SEVENTEENTH OF JUNE CELEBRATION. 



Company C, 1st Battalion 


Cavalry, parade, 


$500 00 


" A, 5th Regiment 


, M.V. 


M, 


u 


100 00 


" D, " " 


a 




u 


100 00 


" h, " " 


u 




il 


100 00 


" G, 9th " 


a 




u 


100 00 


Hose Company, No. 1, 






« 


75 00 


" " 2, 






a 


75 00 


" " 3, 






a 


75 00 


« « 4, 






a 


75 00 



Amount carried forward, $1,200 00 



62 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
Hook and Ladder Company, parade, 
Steamer " " 

Engineers of Fire Department, 
High School Cadets, 
Post No. 11, G. A. E., 

Col. Walter Everett, parade of 5th Reg. M. V. M., 
Rev. C. F. Barnard, floral procession, 
Bunker Hill Yatch Club, review, 
First Massachusetts Battery, salutes, 
G. W. Haywood, dioramic exhibitions, 
Samuel A. King, balloon ascension, 
Charlestown Gas Company, gas and labor, 
O. W. Hall, refreshments for police, 
W. S. & G. O. Wiley, carriages, 
Hicks & Brown, " 

John P. Barnard, " 

Maynard Bros., " 

William H. Chapman, " 

P. Chevalier, " 

Brown's Brigade Band, 
O'Connor's " 

Edmands' « " 

Boston Cornet " " 

Chelsea Brass " " 

Shawmut " " 

Charlestown City Guard, " 
Joseph W. Hill, music stands, &c, 
J. N. Devereux, decorations, 
H. Ereichson, ice water, labor, &c, 
E. Conway, ringing bell, 
A. H. Allen, horse hire, 
Joseph W. Noble, Jr., teaming, 
W. H. De Costa, advertising, 



music, 



$1,200 


00 


75 


00 


75 


00 


75 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


400 


00 


250 


00 


200 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


200 


00 


125 


75 


100 


00 


40 


00 


35 


00 


20 


00 


30 


00 


20 


00 


10 


00 


327 


00 


262 


00 


264 


00 


184 00 


182' 


00 


62 00 


60 


00 


58 


12 


275 


00 


30 


37 


3 


00 


5 


00 


4 


00 


60 


00 



Amount carried forward, $5,032 24 



EXPENDITURES. 


W 


Amount brought forward, 


$5,032 24 


C. S. Wason & Co., advertising, 


47 25 


R. Baker, labor, 


3 00 


E. G. Haven, setting glass, 


5 25 


Caleb Rand, printing, 


29 50 


J. N. Devereux, flags, 


110 19 



Expended, $5,227 43 

Income Foss' 17th June Fund, $133 80 
" A. Babcock's Legacy, 377 44 
Bal. charged to Contingencies, 4,716 19 

5,227 43 



CONTINGENCIES. 



5,227 43 



C. S. Wason & Co., printing and advertising, 

J. H. Holmes, " " 

Caleb Rand, " and book binding, 

Noyes & Poole, " 

William H. De Costa, advertising, 

Boston Journal, " 

Boston Post, " 

Boston Daily Advertiser, " and subscription, 

N. G. Perkins, subscription to Chronicle, 

S. V. Collins, books and stationery, 

A. E. Cutter & Co., stationery, 

G. W. Hobbs, " 

A. W. Locke & Co., check books, 

Charlestown Post Office, postage and box rent, 

A. C. Libby, pens, 

A. B. Shedd, services, 



Amount carried forward, $2,413 75 



$353 


16 


85 


33 


801 


70 


119 


00 


81 


00 


8 


25 


4 12 


16 


13 


2 


50 


160 


00 


191 


06 


6 


75 


13 


00 


69 


00 


2 


75 


500 


00 



64 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 

E. R Wilde, copying statistics, 

S. P. White, constable services, and collecting 
poll taxes, 

James Miskelley, constable services, and collect- 
ing poll taxes, 

William T. Gardner, constable services, and 
collecting poll taxes, 

Perez R. Jacobs, constable services, 

Abijah Blanchard, " " 

S. A. Rogers, collecting poll taxes, ' 



ringing 



bell, 



J. H. Bryant, 

J. C. Burbank, " 

Edward Parker, " 

Joseph Smith, " 

Timothy Callahan, " 

Edmund Conway, " 

Samuel L. Harding, " 

Henry Prentiss, " 

Boston Ice Company, ice, 

Lewis Hunt, hardware, 

G. Gilman & Co., plumbing and gas fixtures, 

J. F. Beazell, counterfeit detector, 

G. H. Barker, agent, bank note reporter, 

J. B. & C. M. Foster, state atlas, 

William H. Kent, disbursements, 

Brintnall & Maynard, cotton cloth and towels, 

Portable Window Ventilating Company, ventilator, 

S. W. Wilson, agent, matting, 

Mystic Water Board, water rates, 

L. E. Pearson, disbursements, 

L. H. Bigelow, sundries, 

S. A. Rogers, disbursements, 

H. A. Davis, State Sealer, services, 



$2,413 75 


50 


00 


134 00 


71 


50 


40 


50 


72 00 


31 


50 


30 


00 


6 


00 


9 


00 


9 


00 


9 


00 


9 


00 


9 


00 


9 


00 


100 


00 


65 


00 


9 


73 


6 


55 


3 


00 


6 


00 


12 00 


6 00 


12 


01 


:>r, 15 


00 


77 


50 


68 


00 


4 40 


5 


35 


3 40 


9 


75 



Amount carried forward, $3,306 94 



EXPENDITURES. 



65 



Amount brought forward, $3,306 94 
Russell & Fitch, removal of night soil, 8 00 

E. Hughes and three others, labor on ruins of 

Wemyss factory, 
Thomas B. Smith, disbursements, , 

Hovey & Co., bouquets, decoration day, 
Rand & Byam, soap, 
John McLoud, sundries, 

Dr. Thos. Waterman, examination of insane person, 
S. B. Brooks, adhesive paper, 
Henry W. Bragg, disbursements in sundry suits, 
Stearns & Butler, " witness fees, &c, 

Sweney & O'Brien, services Commonwealth vs. 
Charlestown, 

Jonathan Oldham, disbursements in sundry suits, 
Perez R. Jacobs, " suit City vs. A. 

W. Tufts, 

David Palsifer, certifying Charter Mass. Colony, 

J. H. Cotton, witness fees, 

J. H. Butler, " 

B. F. Ham, Clerk of Courts, expenses in sundry suits, 54 60 

G. W. Williams, examining records, &c, Suit 
City vs. A. W. Tufts, 

George P. Morgan, list mortgages, &c, for assessors, 

G. Washington Warren, services, 

Brintnall & Osgood, cord and shades, 

John N. Devereux, canvas, 

E. L. Clark, examining pension list, 

J. Wrighton & Co., baskets, 

H. R. Bishop & Co., ladder, 

O. A. Taft, City dinner, at Point Shirley, 

John Quinn, steamer Grace Irving, 

A. D. Hoitt, disbursements, 

Maynard Bros., carriages, 



22 00 

22 20 
37 50 
11 62 

23 50 
3 00 
1 00 

120 02 
31 32 

50 00 
159 41 

29 76 
25 00 
42 33 

58 25 



90 00 

200 00 

472 00 

6 25 

15 75 

3 50 
13 50 

4 50 
453 10 

50 00 
19 40 
34 00 



Amount carried forward, $5,368 45 



66 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $5,368 45 
William B. Long, salary B. H. Commission, 1,500 00 

George H. Jacobs, " « « 1,750 00 

Loring R. Home, survey of Mill Pond and Plats, 

for Bunker Hill Commissioners, balance, 700 00 

John B. Wilson, estimates B. Hill Commission, 25 00 

Joseph W. Hiil, carpentry, " " 2 88 
J. F. Cabot & Bro.,, rollers and bindings, B. Hill 

Commission, 2 25 

A. E. Cutter & Co., stationery, B. Hill Commission, 6 69 

Amos Brown, estimates " " 25 00 

Sam'i L. Tuttle, " « " 10 00 

C. S. Wason & Co., printing, « u 10 00 

S. A. Rogers, street clerk for Assessors, 256 50 

J. E. Ingalls, services, suit Nancy Shepard vs. City, 20 00 

John B. Wilson, surveyor's stakes, 9 50 
Post No. 11, G. A. R., per order C. C, Decoration Day, 500 00 

W. S. & G. O. Wiley, carriages, 40 00 

Hicks & Brown, " 54 00 

Chevalier & Co., " 10 00 

Maynard Bros., " . 30 00 

G. W. Lloyd, services in adjusting Water Accounts, 82 75 

Averill & Hunting, duster, 4 00 

De Costa & Sawyer, selling estates, 138 42 

Wm. Schouler, History of Mass. in the Rebellion, 8 00 

T. Calahan, sprinkling public squares and avenues, 250 00 

Lawrence, Wilde & Hull, furniture, 20 00 

I. G. Kelso, carpentry, 6 00 

Joseph W. Hill, " in ward rooms, 56 07 

H. Currier, sprinkling Sullivan Square, 125 00 

A. Porter, thermometers, 6 60 

William B. Moore & Son, brooms and dusters, 9 50 

T. E. Smith, cleaning windows, 11 50 

J. T. Priest, directories, stationery and postage, 26 89 



Amount carried forward, $11,065 00 



EXPENDITURES. 



67 



Amount brought forward, $11,065 00 
Cooper & Kelso, advertising and selling estates, 67 00 

Ward Officers, services at elections, 155 00 

Barney Hull, refreshments " 30 50 

James Walker, " " 62 50 

Barney Hull, rent of Union Hall at elections, 50 00 

Trinity M. E. Church, rent of Mission Hall at elections, 60 00 
Freewill Baptist Soc, " Seminary Hall " 75 00 

Co. G, 9th Reg. M. V. M., repr's to Armory, order C. C, 300 00 

" A, 5th « " gas for " 

u jy " " K " 

u jj n u u a 

" G, 9th " " " " 

" C, 1st Battalion Cavalry, gas for " 
Thomas H. Hall, Messenger Com. Council, 
G. M. Starbird, damages Perkins St. Sewer, " 
Annie E. Jenkins, 
J. C. Bradbury, 
Richard Sullivan, 
George R. Flint, 
James Rawson, " 
Sarah A. Chase, " 
Henry Chase, " 

Thomas Fleming, " 
Peaslee & King, " 
G. R. Whitney, " 
Thomas Hunter, " 
F. E. Downer, sundries, 
Sampson, Davenport & Co., Boston Directory and 

Massachusetts Register, 
Town of Everett, tax on real estate, 
B. F. Brown, insurance on City scales, weights and 

measures, 
Charles B. Stevens, copying deeds, 

Amount carried forward, $ 13,511 53 



u 


u 


50 00 


u 


« 


50 00 


il 


a 


50 00 


li 


n 


50 00 


u 


u 


50 00 


a 


u 


100 00 


u 


n 


517 00 


11 


u 


125 00 


u 


a 


125 00 


li 


a 


85 00 


(( 


a 


65 00 


u 


a 


65 00 


a 


a 


50 00 


u 


u 


15 00 


u 


u 


50 00 


a 


a 


50 00 


u 


u 


50 00 


ti 


u 
and 

s and 


25 00 
29 23 

7 00 
20 40 

8 75 

9 15 



68 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 


$13,511 53 


Philander Derby, furniture, 


10 50 


A. J. Carter, " 




6 07 


Fairbanks, Brown & Co. 


, weights, 


60 00 


John Johnston, services, 




131 00 


John Reade, return of deaths, 1871, 


18 10 


John Bryant, " 


a u 


16 80 


John L*. Perry, " 


a u 


12 20 


E. N. Coburn, " 


a a 


7 60 


P. Denvir, " 


a a 


5 70 


E. T. Swift, " 


u a 


6 80 


Stowell & Co., paste, 




25 




$13,786 55 


Appropriated, 


$20,000 00 




Sundry receipts, 


1,141 00 





,141 00 

Expended, $13,786 55 

From Soup House, 1,330 89 

« 17th of June Celebration, 4,716 19 

Assessment for High School Drain, 354 05 

Balance to Unappropriated Funds, 935 32 



$21,141 00 



REFUNDING OF TAXES. 

Estate of George C. Goodwin, portion of tax 

of 1870, $116 80 

Appropriated, $500 00 

Expended, $116 80 

Balance to Unapp. Funds, 383 20 

500 00 



EXPENDI1URES, 69 

PAVING MAIN STREET, AT NECK. 

Turner, Kidney & Co., contractors, $29,500 00 

Appropriation, (special,) .$£9,500 00 

Expended, 29,500 00 



PAVING AUSTIN AND CHAPMAN STREETS, 

Turner, Kidney & Co., contractors., $23,500 08 

Appropriation, (special,) $23 500 00 

Expended, 23,500 00 



SOLDIERS' MONUMENT. 

Johnson & Richmond, stone work for foundation, $1,100 00 
Martin Milmore,, contract, or on account, 8,400 00 



,500 00 



Appropriation, { special-,) §20,000 00 

Expended, 9,500 00 



Balance unexpended, $10,500 00 



FOSS' FLAG FUND. 

J. N. Devereux, flags, $157 31 

Amount of Income, $157 31 

Expended, 157 31 



70 EXPENDITURES. 

WINTHROP SQUARE GRADING AND FENCING. 

J. F. & F. L. Gilraan, contractors, stone posts, $2,900 00 
Appropriation, (special,) $16,600 00 » 

Expended, 2,900 00 

Balance unexpended, 13,700 00 



ARMORY RENTS. 



Company C, first Battalion Cavalry, $800 00 

" D, fifth Regiment, Mass. Vol. Militia, 512 50 



Received from State, $1,400 00 

Expended, $1,312 50 

Balance to Unapp. Funds, 87 50 

1,400 00 



.,312 50 



MILITIA BOUNTY. 

Company A, fifth Regiment, Mass. Vol. Militia, $617 50 

" D, " " " " 726 50 

" H, " " " « 782 00 

" G, ninth " " " 523 00 

" C, first Battalion Cavalry, " 4,669 00 



Expended in 1871, $7,318 00 

Reimbursed by State, $6,784 50 

Due from " 533 50 



7,318 00 



7,318 00 



There is also due from the State $100 00, on account of 
disbursements in 1870. 



EXPENDITURES. 71 

STATE AID. 

Paid to Soldiers and Families, $ 13,910 73 

Due from State, for State Aid, paid to 

March 1,1 871, $18,044 95 

Due from State, for State Aid, paid to 

March 1, 1872, 13,910 73 



$31,955 68 
Beimbursed to City, 16,000 00 



Due from State, $15,955 68 



INTEREST. 



Interest on City Bonds, coupons, 

Discounts on " sold, 

Warren Institution for Savings, 

First Parish Church, 

J. W. Roberts && Co., 

Trustees Poor's Fund, 

Pierce Fuel Fund, 

Trustees School Fund, 

National Eagle Bank, Boston, 

Faneuil Hall National Bank, Boston, 

New England Mutual Life Insurance Co., Boston 

Provident Institution for Savings, Boston, 

Bunker Hill National Bank, 

Monument National Bank, 

Andrew Sawtell, 

"Winchester Home Corporation, 

D. B. Weston, guardian, 

George S. Putnam, 

Sinking Fund Committee, 

Amount carried forward, 



|53,385 00 


3,750 


00 


6,725 


00 


25 


67 


70 


67 


1,203 


12 


90 


00 


186 


00 


820 


00 


830 


00 


n, 5,600 00 


1,000 


00 


1,025 00 


307 


50 


1,111 


29 


924 00 


54 00 


32 40 


1,500 


72 


$78,640 : 


us 



TZ 


EXPENDITURES. 






Amount brought forward, 


$78,640 37 


"Willard Rice, 




414 74 


J. F. HunnewelL/ 




28 02 


County Tax, 




122 25 




$79,205 38 



Appropriation, $70,000 00 

Sundry receipts, 6,063 61 

Bal. of interest on Water Accounts, 70,394 53 



Expended, $79,205 38 

Bal. to Unapp. Funds, 67,252 76 



$146/158 14 



146,458 14 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Taxes of 1869, (abated by Assessors,) 
Taxes of 1870, « " 



Amount abated, $787 04 

Credited with unappropriated taxes, 787 04 



$80 64 
706 40 

$787 04 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Taxes of 1871, (abated by Assessors,) $13,940 16 

Amount abated, $13,940 16 

Credited with Un appro. Funds, 13,940 16 



EXPENDITURES. 73 

UNAPPROPRIATED TAXES. 

Fractional excess of Taxes of 1871, $3,356 42 

Receipts from Corporation Tax &c, of previous 

years, 862 69 



Total amount, - $4,219 11 

Abatement of Taxes, 1869 

and 1870, 787 04 

Deficiency in estimate by As- 
sessors, of am't of Non- 
Resident Bank Tax, 283 29 

Balance to Unapp. Funds, 3,148 78 

4,219 11 



t,219 11 



STATE 

Amount of Tax, 

Paid to State Treasurer, 


TAX. 

$46,200 0( 


$46,200 
) 

$18,807 


00 


Amount of Tax, 
Paid to County ' 


COUNTY TAX, 

Treasurer, $18,807 96 


96 



NON-RESIDENT BANK TAX. 

Amount paid to State Treasurer, $8,060 19 

Estimated and assessed by Assessors, $7,776 90 
Balance from Unapp. Taxes, 283 29 

$8,060 19 



74 EXPENDITURES. 

TEMPORARY LOANS. RECEIPTS. 

First Parish Church, $1,000 00 

National Eagle Bank, Boston, 40,000 00 

Sinking Fund Committee, City Debt, 10,400 70 

Bunker Hill National Bank, 50,000 00 

Monument " « 15,000 00 

Faneuil Hall " " Boston, 60,000 00 

J. W. Roberts & Co., 8,000 00 

Sinking Fund Committee, Water Debt, 18,151 55 

Trustees of Public Library, 1,000 00 



$203,552 25 



TEMPORARY LOANS. PAID. 

Warren Institution for Savings, $110,000 00 

Monument National Bank, 30,000 00 

Bunker Hill " " 100,000 00 

Eagle " " Boston, 40,000 00 

Faneuil Hall « " " 60,000 00 

First Parish Church, 1,000 00 

J. W. Roberts & Co., 8,000 00 

George S. Putnam, 555 00 

Sinking Fund Committee, City Debt, 30,400 70 

Andrew Sawtell, 15,875 60 

$395,831 30 



CITY BONDS ISSUED. 
City of Charlestown, 6 per cent. 20 year Bonds, 320,000 00 



EXPENDITURES. 75 

WATER BONDS. 

Amount issued from March 1st, 1871, to 

March 1st, 1872, $185,000 00 



"WATER WORKS. Construction Account. 

Amount paid from March 1st, 1871, to 

March 1st, 1872, $116,554 71 



WATER WORKS. Maintenance Account. 

Amount paid from March 1st, 1871 , to 

March 1st, 1872, $46,819 27 



INTEREST ON WATER BONDS. 

Amount paid from March 1st, 1871, to 

March 1st, 1872, $66,373 84 



WATER RATES. 



Amount received from March 1st, 1871, 

to March 1st, 1872, $185,814 79 



76 WATER WORKS, 

COST OF MYSTIC WATER WORKS, 

WITH STATEMENT SHOWING THE FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE 
WORKS ON THE FIRST DAY OF MARCH, 1872. 

Water Works (Construction Account), amount paid by the 

City for the construction of the Works to March 1, 1871, $1,247,633.19 
Amount paid from March 1, 1871 to March 1, 1872, 116,554.71 

Cost of the works to March 1, 1872, 1,364,187.90 

To meet the above expenditure there have been Water 

Bonds issued to March 1, 1872, amounting to 1,357,000.00 

Leaving a balance amounting to 7,187.90 

To be met by the further issue of Water Bonds. 

Section 2 of Chapter 159 of the Acts of 1871, reads as 
follows: 

" The income derived from Water Rates under the several 
Acts authorizing the Construction and Extension of Water 
Works in said City, after deducting cost of Maintenance, and 
Interest on the Water Bonds, shall be applied to the reduction 
of the Water Debt, and shall not be used for any other purpose 
whatever." 

Up to March 1, 1871, the five accounts relating to the Water 
Works, viz : Construction, Water Bonds, Water Bond Interest, 
Maintenance and Water Rates, have stood in the City's books 
from the commencement of the Works, in June, 1860, with no 
adjustment of interest or earnings whatever. The time having 
arrived for the creation of a Sinking Fund for the payment of 
the Water Debt under the requirements of the Act quoted 
above, it became necessary that an interest account should be 
made up for the purpose of ascertaining the exact financial 
condition of the project, as between the City and the Works, 
to said date. 

This computation was made by direction of the Committee 
on Finance, and the result, including a statement showing 
the net earnings of the works to March 1, 1872, is as follows : 



WATER WORKS. - 77 



Water Rates, gross amount received to March 

1, 1871, «... $518,626.34 

Received from March 1, 1871 to March 1, 1872, 185,814.79 



Interest on Water Bonds, paid to March 1, 1871, $304,602.16 
Paid from March 1, 1871 to March 1, 1872 66,373.84 



$704,441.13 



370,976.00 

Maintenance, paid to March 1, 1871 150,287.42 

Paid from March 1, 1871 to March 1, 1872 46,819.27 197,106.69 568,082.69 



Excess of receipts over payments, 136,358.44 

Due the City for interest on money advanced 
for the Construction of the Works, in antici- 
pation of the issue of Water Bonds, 65,269.70 

Due the City for interest on amount expended 
for payment of Water Bond Interest, 65,895.81 

Due the City for interest on the amount ex- 
pended for Maintenance of the Works, .... 21,885.54 

143,051.05 

Due the Water Works for interest on gross 

amount received from Mystic Water Board 

for Water Rates 65,800.53 



Showing a balance due the City of 77,250.52 

77.250.52 
This amount deducted from the excess of re- 

ceipts from Water Rates over the cost of 

Maintenance, and Water Bond Interest, 

leaves a net balance of $59,107.92 

Being the amount standing to the credit of the 

Water Sinking Fund, March 1, 1872. 



78 



CITY DEBT. 



FUNDED MUNICIPAL AND WATER DEBT AND TEMPORARY 

LOANS. 











Kate of 




To whom due. 


Date. 


Time. 


Interest. 


Amount. 


Trustees of Schools, 


May 1, 1837 


Permanent 


6 per cent. 


$600 00 


" " 


" 22, 1848 


" 


6 " 


5,000 00 


Provident Inst. Savings, 


Jan. 29, 1853 


20 years, 


5 " 


20,000 00 


Warren Inst, for Savings, 


Sept. 1, 1857 


" 


6 " 


25,000 00 


Pierce Fuel Fund, 


Sept. 20, 1860 


Permanent, 


6 " 


1,500 00 


Warren Inst, for Savings, 


Oct. 1, 1864 


8 years, 


6 " 


25,000 00 


N. E. Mut. Life Ins. Co. 


Jan. 1, 1868 


3 " 


7 " 


50,000 00 


D. B. Weston, Guardian, 


Feb. 26, 1868 


Demand, 


6 " 


900 00 


Trustees of Poor's Fund, 


April 1, 1868 


Permanent, 


7 " 


17,187 50 


Winchester Home Corp. 


Nov. 1, 1868 


Demand, 


fiYz " 


7,200 00 


N. E. Mut. Life Ins. Co. 


Jan. 2, 1869 


3 years, 


7 " 


30,000 00 


Winchester Home Corp. 


July 13, 1869 


Demand, 


7 " 


3,000 00 


Water Sinking Fund Co. 


Dec. 1, 1871 


" 


6 " 


18,151 55 


Trust. Chas'n Pub. Lib. 


Jan. 26, 1872 


ii 


7 " 


1,000 00 
$204,539 05 


City Loan Bsnds, 


Jan. 1, 1853 


20 years, 


5 per cent. 


20,000 00 


" '• 


Oct. 1, 1862 


20 " 


5 " 


20,000 00 


a tt 


Oct. 1, 1862 


15 " 


5 " 


110,000 00 


" " 


Oct. 1, 1863 


20 " 


5 " 


38,000 00 


.1 n 


Oct. 1, 1866 


10 " 


5 " 


1,000 00 


it tt 


April 1, 1868 


20 " 


6 " 


100,000 00 


t. it 


Jan. 1, 1869 


20 " 


6 " 


95,500 00 


" " 


July 1, 1869 


20 " 


6 " 


78,500 00 


"' « 


Jan. 1, 1870 


20 " 


6 " 


136,000 00 


n n 


July 1, 1870 


20 " 


6 " 


90,000 00 


tt tt 


Jan. 1, 1871 


20 " 


6 " 


150,000 00 


tt a 


July 1, 1871 


20 " 


6 " 


170,000 00 

$1,009,000 00 


Water Loan Bonds, 


Oct. 1, 1862 


20 years, 


5 per cent. 


100,000 00 


a u 


Oct. 1, 1863 


20 ' " 


5 " 


202,000 00 


a a 


Oct. 1, 1863 


30 " 


5 " 


6,000 00 


a a 


April 1, 1864 


30 ". 


5 " 


102,000 00 


it it 


Oct. 1, 1864 


10 " 


6 " 


81,000 00 


ii it 


Oct. 1, 1864 


8 " 


6 " 


92,000 00 


ii u 


April 1, 1865 


20 " 


6 " 


1,000 00 


t. i< 


April 1, 1865 


10 " 


6 " 


7,000 00 


it it 


Oct.l, 1, 1865 


10 " 


6 " 


59,000 00 


t: ii 


April 1, 1866 


20 " 


6 " 


35,000 00 


ii u 


April 1, 1866 


10 " 


6 " 


130,000 00 


ii u 


Oct. 1, 1866 


20 " 


6 " 


60,000 00 


ii tt 


Oct. 1, 1866 


15 " 


6 " 


26,000 00 


it it 


Oct. 1, 1866 


10 " 


6 " 


57,000 00 


ii it 


April 1, 1867 


10 " 


6 •' 


11,000 00 


a ii 


Oct. 1, 1867 


20 " 


6 " 


50.000 00 


ii u 


April 1, 1868 


30 " 


6 " 


3,000 00 


u ii 


July 1, 1870 


20 " 


6 " 


100,000 00 


ii ii 


Jan. 1, 1871 


20 " 


6 " 


51,000 00 


ii ii 


July 1, 1871 


20 " 


6 " 


139,000 00 


ii u 


Jan. 1, 1872 


20 " 


6 " 


45,000 00 

4J> f ot[7 nnn f\n 














$2,570,539 05 



Average rate of interest five and four-fifths per cent. 



CITY DEBT. 



79 



SCHEDULE, SHOWING THE AMOUNT OF FUNDED MUNICIPAL AND 

WATER DEBT MARCH 1, 1872, AND THE DATES WHEN 

THE SAME BECOMES PAYABLE. 



MONTH. 



October 1,... 
C January 1,.. 
( January 29, 

October 1, . . 

i April 1, 

( October 1, . . , 

t April 1, 

} October 1, 

f April 1, 

J September 1, 
V. October 1, . . , 

October 1, . . . , 

October 1, . . . , 

October 1 

April 1, 

i Aprii 1, 

( October 1, . . . . 

October 1 

April 1, 

( January 1, . . . 

I Julyi, 

C January 1,. . . 

\ July 1, 

C January 1,. . . 
( July 1, 

January 1,. . . 

October 1, 

April 1,. 

♦Permanent. . 



CITY. 



20,000 00 
20,000 00 



1,000 00 



25,000 00 
110,000 00 



20,000 00 
38,000 00 



WATER. 



100,000 00 
95,500 00 
78,500 00 

136,000 00 
90,000 00 

150,000 00 

170,000 00 



24,287 50 



$1,078,287 50 



92.000 00 



81,000 00 
7,000 00 
59,000 00 
130,000 00 
57,000 00 
11,000 00 



26,000 00 
100,000 00 
202,000 00 
1,000 00 
35,000 00 
60,000 00 
50,000 00 
3,000 00 



100,000 00 
51,000 00 

139,000 00 

45,000 00 

6,000 00 

102,000 00 



TOTAL. 



$1,357,000 00 



92,000 00 
40,000 00 
81,000 00 
66,000 00 

188,000 00 

146,000 00 

26,000 00 

120,000 00 

240,000 00 

1,000 00 

95,000 00 

50,000 00 
103,000 00 

174,000 00 
326,000 00 

510,000 00 

45,000 00 

6,000 00 

102,000 00 

24,287 50 



$2,435,287 50 



* Pierce Fuel Fund, and amounts held by the City belonging to Trustees of Schools, and 
Trustees of Poor's Fund. 



80 CITY DEBT. 

CONSOLIDATED NET INDEBTEDNESS OF THE CITY, 
MARCH 1, 1872. 

"Water Debt Funded, $1,357,000 00 

Municipal Debt Funded, 1,078,287 50 

Municipal Debt "Temporary Loans," 135,251 55 

Accounts audited and unpaid "Pay Bolls," 68,052 58 

Amount due City Sinking Fund Committee, 26,319 33 

Amount due "Water Sinking Fund Committee, 40,956 37 

$2,705,867 33 

To meet this there was Cash on hand March 1, 1872, $106,173 47 

Amount due from sundry persons " Notes Receivable," 15,207 06 

Amount due from State on State Aid and other accounts, 16,589 18 

Uncollected taxes for the years 1869, 1870 and 1871, . . ., 50,688 44 

Betterment Assessments uncollected, 17,245 10 

Drain and Sewer Assessments uncollected, 6,182 36 

Sidewalk Assessments uncollected, 6,234 67 

218,320 28 



2,487,547 05 



STATEMENT OF THE CITY'S NET INDEBTEDNESS, EXCLUSIVE 
OF THE WATER DEBT, MARCH 1, 1872. 

Municipal Debt Funded, $1,078,287 50 

Municipal Debt " Temporary Loans," 135,251 55 

Accounts audited and unpaid, 68,052 58 

Amount due City Sinking Fund Committee, 26,319 33 

$1,307,910 96 

To meet this there was Cash on hand March 1, 1872, $106,173 47 

Amount due from sundry persons "Notes Receivable," 15,207 06 

Amount due from State on State Aid and other accounts, 16,589 18 

Uncollected taxes for the years 1869, 1870 and 1871, 50,688 44 

Uncollected Betterment Assessments, 17,245 10 

Uncollected Drain and Sewer Assessments, 6,182 36 

Uncollected Sidewalks Assessments, 6,234 67 

~r-. 218,320 28 

$1,089,590 68 



CITY DEBT. 81 

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF THE CITY'S INDEBTEDNESS 

FOR THE FINANCIAL YEARS ENDING 

Feb. 28, 1871 and Feb. 29, 1872. 

Debt of the City, March 1, 1872. 

Water Debt Funded, $1,357,000 00 

Municipal Debt Funded, 1,078,287 50 

Municipal Debt Unfunded 135,251 55 

Accounts audited and unpaid, 135,328 28 

$2,705,867 33 
Less Cash on hand and available assets, 218,320 28 

Net Debt, $2,487,547 05 

Debt of the City, March 1, 1871, as shown on page 72 of Treas- 
urer's statement of 1871, as follows, viz : 

Water Debt $1,172,000 00 

Municipal Debt Funded, 758,287 50 

Municipal Debt Unfunded, 327.530 60 

Accounts audited and unpaid, 122,030 18 

$2,379,848 28 

Less Cash on hand and available assets, 266,199 88 

$2,113,648 40 

Net increase of Debt for the financial years 187 1 and 1872, $373,898 6 



Of the above increased amount there was contracted and paid the sum of one hundred 
eighty-five thousand dollars, ($185,000) on account of the Water Works, which provides for 
itself. The balance of one hundred and eighty-eight thousand, eight hundred and ninety- 
eight dollars, and sixty-five cents, ($188,898 65,) is composed mainly of payments on extra 
appropriations for the New Harvard School House, paving Main Street from junction of 
Cambridge Street to Somerville line, and Chapman Street from Main Street to Prison Point 
Bridge, Soldiers' Monument, grading South Eden Street, maintenance of Charles Kiver 
and Warren Bridges, and Sewer in Canal Street. 



82 SINKING FUNDS. 



SINKING FUNDS. 



The City Ordinances have provided for the establishment 
of two Funds, one called the City or Municipal Fund, the 
other the Water Fund. These Funds are established to meet 
the maturing of the Funded Municipal and Water Debts. 

The Municipal Fund is derived from a yearly appropria- 
tion of not less than $15,000, raised by taxation, and from 
the sales of any property owned by the City, and the unex- 
pended balances of any financial year. This Fund now 
amounts to $73,224 75. 

The Water Fund is derived from the excess of Water 
Rates received, over and above the amounts paid for Water 
Bond Interest, and the support of the Water Works. This 
excess on the first of March, 1872, amounted to $59,107 92. 

The above amounts, (with the exception of $9,956 37, re- 
served to meet the payment of Water Bond interest falling 
due April 1st, 1872,) have, since March 1st, all been drawn 
from the Treasury, and invested, by the Committee having 
the Funds in charge, in securities paying a rate of interest in 
excess of the average rate paid by the City. 



VALUATION, TAXATION, ETC. 



83 



VALUATION, TAXATION, &c, FROM 1847 TO 1871 INCLUSIVE. 



Year. 



1847. . 
1848. . 
1849. . 
1850. . 
1851. . 
1852. . 
1853. . 
1854. . 
1855.. 
1856.. 
1857.. 
1858. . 
1859. . 
I860., 
1861. 
1862. 

1863. 

1864. 

1865. 

1866. 

1867. 

1868. 

1869. 

1870. 

1871. 



Real Estate. 



$6,018,690 
6,363,745 
6,583,000 
6,783.050 
7,259,400 
7,546,500 
7,723,900 
10,010,800 
10,461,800 
11,135,700 
11,678,400 
12,070,000 
12,315,200 
12,518,200 
12,405,400 
12,692,800 
12,057,200 
13,233,800 
13,280,600 
13,619,750 
16,883,200 
17,441,500 
17,908,500 
18,904,200 
21,988,500 



Personal 
Estate. 



J2,396,455 
2,376,440 
2,238,100 
2,064,650 
1,943,300 
2,070,900 
2,381,900 
3,198,800 
2,895,500 
3,026,700 
3,057,600 
3,024,600 
3,008,100 
3,181,600 
3,003,100 
3,506,350 
5,712,000 
3,892,100 
4,022,400 
4,577,150 
6,503,200 
7,282,100 
7,760,000 
9,064,900 
9,878,160 



Total. 



$8,415,145 
8,740,185 
8,821,100 
8,847,700 
9,202,700 
9,617,400 
10,105,800 
13,209,600 
13,360,300 
14,162,400 
14,736,000 
15,094,600 
15,323,300 
15,699,800 
15,408,500 
16,199,150 
18,669,200 
17,125,900 
17,303,000 
18,196,900 
23,386,400 
24,723,600 
25,668.500 
27,969,100 
31,S66,660 



Amount. 
Taxed. 

$68,899 15 
105,173 10 
84,671 40 
90,729_42 
94,000 92 
95,377 32 
107,521 50 
102,886 20 
116,152 96 
125,846 16 
144,279 30 
136,169 90 
147,561 63 
119,612 70 
155,904 60 
166,443 84 
195,380 16 
252,164 24 
332,856 67 
332,491 44 
394,631 00 
380,965 38 
446,578 80 
463,495 60 
500,915 20 



Kate. 



$7 60 
1 1 40 
9 00 
9 60 
9 60 
9 30 
10 00 

7 30 

8 20 

8 40 

9 30 



Polls. 



8 30 


9 00 


9 00 


9 60 


9 60 


9 80 


13 60 


19 60 


17 60 


16 50 


14 80 


16 80 


16 00 


15 20 



3296 

3690 

3521 

3861 

3707 

3957 

4309 

4302 

4399 

4588 

4823 

5016 

5001 

5543 

5322 

5466 

6211 

5753 

5767 

6113 

6556 

7528 

7674 

7995 

8271 



84 



VALUATION OF CITY PROPERTY. 



SCHEDULE AND VALUATION 



OF THE 



PROPERTY OWiNED BY THE CITY. 



City Hall, 


land and furniture, City Square, 


$150,000 00 


High School House, 


m 


Monument Square, 


90,000 00 


"Winthrop 


H 


a 


Bunker Hill Street, 


21000 00 


Warren 


(( 


a 


Summer Street, 


92,000 00 


Bunker Hill " 


u 


Baldwin Street, 


80,000 00 


Prescott 


CC 


<( 


Elm Street, 


60,000 00 


Harvard 


(( 


« 


Bow Street, 


130,000 00 


Primary 


(( 


u 


Harvard Street, 


20,000 00 


a 


(( 


(( 


Cross Street, 


2,400 00 


u 


(C 


u 


Bunker Hill Street, 


1,500 00 


« 


u 


(( 


Mead Street, 


15,000 00 


(( 


it 


(( 


Kingston Street, 


3,000 00 


M 


u 


« 


Moulton Street, 


15,000 00 


« 


u 


« 


Sullivan Street, 


1,500 00 


(( 


tl 


(C 


Soley Street, 


1,000 00 


(( 


a 


(( 


Common Street, 


20,000 00 


u 


« 


u 


Richmond Street, 


5,000 00 


(( 


u 


u 


Bunker Hill Street, 


20,000 00 


ii 


u 


(( 


Medford Street, 


500 00 


(( 


<( 


« « u 

Amount carried forward, 


500 00 




$728,400 00 



VALUATION OF CITY PROPERTY. 85 

Amount brought forward, $728,400 00 
Winthrop Street Building, land, &c., occupied 

by Hook and Ladder Co., Armory, &c, 20,000 00 

Hose House No. 1, and Land, Main Street, 8,000 00 

" No. 2, " « 4,000 00 
" No. 4, " Bunker Hill Street, 5,000 00 

Steamer House . " Elm Street, 20,000^00 

Lot of Land, Bunker Hill Street, 2,500 00 

City Stables, and Land, Medford Street, 10,000 00 

City Wharf Lot, Medford Street, 20,000 00 

Fire Hose Carriages and Hose, 5,000 00 

Furniture in Fire Department Buildings, 1,000 00 

Two Steam Fire Engines, 7,000 00 

Two Horses for Fire Engines, 700 00 

Fire Alarm Telegraph, 15,000 00 

Hooks, Ladders, and Carriages, 2,000 00 

Horses, Carts, Harnesses, &c, 5,000 00 

Gravel Land in Maiden, 1,500 00 

" " Chelsea, 1,700 00 
Water Works, 2,000 000 00 



$2,856,800 00 



REPORT 



OYERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



REPORT. 



TO THE HON. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE 
CITY OF CHARLESTOWN. 

Gentlemen : — 

In review of the financial year just closed, 
you will allow us an expression of gratitude for the ample 
means appropriated for the support of this department, and 
also for the establishment of the office of City Physician and 
appointment of a person competent to discharge the duties* 
the latter of which has releived us of unpleasant embarras- 
ments in regard to the medical treatment of the indigent sick. 
The following exhibit will show our resources and financial 
condition on the 29th day of February, 1872. 

Overseers of the Poor in account with City Treasurer. 
1871-2. Dr. Cr. 

By appropriation of City Council, $12,600 00 

Paid Worcester Hospital, support of Insane, $2,146 94 

Taunton " " " 184 55 

Mass. Gen. " " patients, 157 00 

State Work House, " convicts, 94 66 

Middlesex Co., " " 169 02 

Medical attendance, January and February, 1871, 148 50 

Medicines, 514 82 

Burials, 267 00 

Printing and Stationery, 58 17 

Tickets to State Almshouse, 26 60 

Office, Travelling and Miscellaneous expenses, .... 239 93 

Miscellaneous orders, 4,504 51 

Cash orders 1,644 25 

Towns and Cities, support of paupers, 943 00 

$11,098 95 
Received on account of above disbursements from State, $524 59 
ii ii ii ii it ii ii Cities 

andTowns, 4,359 10 

$4,883 69 

Amounts carried forward, $17,483 62 $11,098 95 



90 OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

1871-2. Dr. Cr. 

Amounts brought forward, $17,483 69 $11,098 95 

ALMS-HOUSE EXPENSES. 

Paid Superintendent and assistant Matron, $1,096 01 

Masonry, Carpentry, Lumber, &c., 917 25 

Water Eates, 75 00 

Sewing Machine, 60 00 

Furniture and Carpets 142 84 

Paper Hangings and Curtains, 40 30 

Gravel and Teaming same, 80 00 

E. W. Bean, Teaming, 53 16 

Offal Department, Swill, 295 00 



$2,759 56 



ALMS-HOUSE LIVING EXPENSE. 

Paid Cash for Fuel, $610 01 

" " Provisions, 793 63 

" " DryGoods, 267 67 

" " Shoes, 118 08 

" " Fish. 119 07 

" " Ice, 20 75 

" " W. I. Goods, 920 97 

" " Flour, Pork, &c 708 18 

" " Butter, Beans, &c, „ 234 80 

" " All other expenses, '. 1,150 60 

SUNDRY RECEIPTS. 

Received, Sale of Pork, $996 05 

" " Junk, 6 00 

" " Manure, 137 67 

Board on private account, 489 10 

" " account, Town and Cities, 740 30 



4,943 76 



$19,852 81 $18,802 27 
Unexpended balance, 1,050 54 



$19,852 81 



RECAPITULATION. 

To appropriation of City Council, $12,600 00 

Sundry amounts from Towns and Cities, 4,883 69 

Alms-house, 2,369 12 



Cash paid for outside relief, , $11,098 95 

Sundry expenses at Alms-house, repairs, &c, 2,759 56 

Living " «« 4,943 76 

Unexpended balance, 1,050 54 



$19,852 81 



$19,852 81 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 91 

The Almshouse has been under the watchful care of this 
Board, which, with the judicious care of the Superintendent 
and Matron, we have reason to believe will, in all respects, 
compare favorably with any other like Institution in this Com- 
monwealth. Daring the year we have had eighty-eight in- 
mates under our care, forty-five of which is our present 
number. Six of our decimated number have been removed 
by death, and as I think of those who have forever gone from 
us, the sad thought comes to my mind that one of them, at 
the breaking out of the rebellion, inspired with love for his 
adopted country, left his wife and three young children, for 
three years' service, (if required,) to preserve our nation and 
people from a rebellious foe. Eleven months of which time 
were spent in Andersonville and Libby Prisons, where his suf- 
fering no record will ever truthfully tell, and the foundation of 
disease was laid which terminated fatally.* 

The health of the inmates lias generally been good, and 
while, in some instances given to complaining, it is rather a 
chronic idea, than real disease which is the cause. It is very 
certain that no deleterious effects have been experienced from 
what the wisdom of our State has endeavored to make out 
an abominable nuisance maintained on the premises. 

Of our present number of inmates, six are on account of 
the City of Somerville ; two are a charge to the City of Bos- 
ton ; three to the Town of Revere ; one to the Town of 
Melrose ; one to the State ; four are on private account ; four 
at work for their board, and twenty-four on account of this 
City. Of the inmates, four are insane ; six idiots ; two are 
blind, and three are incapacitated by fits. Our Board fully 
believe that the Almshouse was not intended to foster the idle 
and disolute, nor such as are possessed of sufficient physical 
ability to earn their own living elsewhere, and notwithstand- 

* Andrew Donnell enlisted in the 29th Regiment unas signed Recruits, 
August 26th, 1862, 3 years, and died January 25th, 1872, aged 43 years. 



92 OVERSEERS OF THE FOOR. 



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ing the valid rights of such are often asserted, we have not 
felt it to be our duty to burden our tax payers for support of 
that class of people in the Almshouse. Such a course may 
lead to the censure of some, who upon mature deliberation, 
would acknowledge the decision just. 

LAWS FOR SUPPORT. 

As early as 1630, of our natal history, we find our great 
and good General Court devising plans for relief and support 
of the poor, at which time a spirit of the old English laws 
were not wholly without influence, and the criminality of pov- 
erty was in their estimation as bad in the new as in the old 
world ; hence an adult, if found seeking public charity, was 
taken and bound out to service for a term of time sufficient 
to rid his mind of the idea of a gratuitous support; ther* 
again if a family desired to make the town their residence and 
home, the Sheriff, with a precept, was despatched to warn 
them to leave, and so strictly was the law enforced that if a ser-i 
vant was employed in a family it was a criminal offence for 
the employer to neglect to notify the Selectmen, that they 
might warn such person to leave the Town ; in fact, a person 
had no legal abiding place for more than a century after the 
provisions first made by the General Court, unless so decided 
by the Town, by its approbation at a regular warned Town 
Meeting. The subject was often before our Legislature, with 
acts, resolves, repeals and amendments, many of which by 
their vague and obscure wording, tended to mislead Town 
authorities, and result in litigation, and large sums of money 
were spent in that way, that should have been for the relief of 
the deserving poor. 

In 1794, or more than one hundred and fifty years after the 
first laws passed on this matter, the Revolutionary War hav- 
ing terminated, and our independence gained, new ideas were 
instilled into the minds of our people in regard to supporting 
the poor, and in that year laws were enacted which remained 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 93 

virtually, without change, for nearly seventy years, when, after 
the breaking out of the rebellion, an act was passed in 1865, 
giving a military settlement, so called. In 1868, a law was 
passed repealing so much of the act of 1794, as required a 
foreigner to be naturalized ten years, with other qualifications, 
in order to give him a legal settlement for support.* In 1870 
an act was passed giving to any unmarried woman, twenty- 
one years of age, who shall hereafter reside in any place in 
this Commonwealth, for ten years together, without being aid- 
ed as a pauper, or being convicted of a crime, a legal settle- 
ment in such place for support. And in the same year it was 
passed that all settlements acquired by virtue of any provision 
of law in force previous to the eleventh day of February, 
1794, are hereby declared defeated and lost. 

We are aware that the idea entertained by many of our 
kind hearted people is quite adverse to the general provisions 
of the law, which, if rightly understood, they would readily 
see, does not delegate any power to this Board to expend the 
means provided for the support of this department on those 
not having complied with the law in regard to the acquisition 
of a legal settlement. A brief extract from a decision render- 
ed, gives much light on this point. It is as follows : " If a 
person not having a legal settlement in the Town, falls into 
distress here, it is the duty of the Overseers of the Poor to 
afford him temporary relief at the expense of the Town in 
which he has a settlement, if he has such a settlement in this 
Commonwealth, and if he has no such settlement, then they 
ought forthwith to take the necessary steps to have him re- 



* As this is evidently an ex post facto law, which by Article 1, Section 
10, of the Constitution of the United States, (and ratified by the State, of 
Massachusetts, in convention, February, 1788,) the several States are pro- 
hibited from passing, we question its validity with all due deference to our 
wise Legislators who appear to repudiate their own acts, and thereby violate 
the Constitution of the United States. 



94 OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

moved to one of the State Almshouses. Cities and Towns 
are not empowered to raise or appropriate money for the sup- 
port of paupers not belonging to them, and no person has such 
claim to support, either in whole or in part, unless he has a 
legal settlement in the Town where he resides, or some other 
City or Town in this Commonwealth." As this, like all other 
laws, is supposed to be founded on justice and equity, we 
can easily see that if we support a pauper here, whom we 
should send to a State Almshouse to be supported, and are 
taxed by the State for his support in such Almshouse, we 
should impose an unjust burden, and one not warranted in 
our official capacity. 

METHOD OF SUPPORT. 

The methods devised for support of the Poor has attracted 
the attention of our local and State authorities for a long 
series of years, and still remains a field for judicious improve- 
ment. In my own opinion, formed after many years of prac- 
tical experience, the County is the proper party to support the 
poor rather than the local authorities, and I am more fully con- 
vinced of the practibility of this mode, when in our own 
County I find more than four thousand acres of land, with 
proper buildings thereon, and property valued at $521,615 60, 
an annual cost of $21,493 66 for Superintendence, and 
$120,360 17 for maintenance of an average number of 587 
persons in the Almshouses of this County. 

I think if all these were concentrated in one, a vast saving 
to the local authorities would be the result. Take one item 
of the present system for an example, viz : Superintendents ; 
and in that alone, twenty thousand dollars could be saved an- 
nually by such a change, to different municipalities in the 
County ; and then the property would be subject to taxation 
and improvement, while it is now shut out from either. I 
would, if it were left to my opinion, suggest that a good 
elevated site, adapted by nature, be selected in the upper part 



OVERSEERS OP THE POOR. 95 

of our County, easy of access by railroad, where from 500 
to 1,000 acres of good fertile land could be obtained, at a 
reasonable pries, upon which suitable buildings should be 
erected for the accommodation of 1,000 persons, so arranged 
as to classify the inmates, and as far as possible to throw 
around it all the comforts and associations of home, where 
the aged, whose toilsome days have been spent in making 
others rich, should be kindly cared for, whilst the man who is 
ceaselessly dunning the world for the living it owes him, could 
find ample scope on the farm to dig amd find it, and in turn 
assist in supporting those who have already borne the heat 
and burden of the day, and now seek quiet and rest. Such 
an arrangement I think could be carried out in detail for less 
than one half the present estimated Value of Alms-house 
property, and the product of the Farm would contribute 
largely to the support of the whole inmates of the house, and 
if managed by skilful men a saving would be the result of one 
half the present expense, and the real comfort of every inmate 
promoted by the change. Some might object to the removal 
of old acquaintances and friends to a distant part of the coun* 
ty where they would be isolated from the outside world ; but 
judging from past experience I am led to think that distance 
if not too great would lend a charm and more friends would 
visit such an Institution, than would visit one in their imme- 
diate neighborhood. 

RELIEF OUT OF ALMS-HOUSE. 

By far the greatest part of our work is for relief furnished 
for individuals and families out of the Alms-house. We have 
aided directly from this office during the year 353 families, 
who have received 1,167 orders for fuel, groceries, provisions 
and shoes, 246 orders on the City Treasurer for cash, in addi- 
tion to which number 128 have been medically treated, making 
the total number of families relieved in this City 481. In 
addition to this number there has been 23 families in other 
Cities or Towns, 16 persons at the Insane Asylum, 5 at the 



96 OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

workhouse at Bridgewater, and 18 convicts in the House of 
Correction, (for whose support we have paid what was appro- 
priated for support of the poor of this City,) buried 20 adults 
and 15 children, provided transportation for 31 persons to the 
State Alms-house, had correspondence with 57 Towns and 
Cities in the State, and time would fail us to enter into detail 
of all our work, and perhaps we might in brief say, to clothe 
the naked, feed the hungry, administer to the sick, bury the 
dead, console the afflicted, rid houses of bad tenants, find 
employment for every one asking for it, reconcile all family 
quarrels, reclaim the wanderer who has deserted his family 
bring wayward children to a sense of filial obedience, and in 
fact to right all wrongs of whatever name or nature. Such is 
deemed our legitimate work which every applicant expects us 
to do when required. 

The ladies with a true and commendable spirit are at all 
times diligent in seeking out the destitute and worthy poor, to 
whose appeals she openeth her hands and withholdeth not. 
Our churches too, assured by the divine Master that the poor 
should be with them always, have not been unmindful of the 
sacred trust, and streams of benevolence have been constantly 
flowing out to cheer the homes of many desponding hearts. I 
might also mention the several organizations in our City, whose 
prominent object is the relief of the worthy poor, whether under 
the ban of secrecy or otherwise, all tend to elevate the condition 
of the poor, and cause them to feel that in times of distress 
and darkness, a bright sun may pierce the intervening clouds 
and cause them to rejoice in the midst of their distress. 

When the sad tidings reached us that a distant city was in 
flames, by which calamity thousands of persons who were in 
affluence, were suddenly reduced to penury and want, our 
people, with a commendable spirit most cheerfully responded 
to the call for relief, and an amount in excess of the total cost 
of supporting the poor of this City for the past year was the 
result. We had supposed that our own poor might feel the 
effects of so large an amount going out from the benevolent 



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97 



of our City ; but in this we have been happily disappointed, 
for I really think that many streams of benevolence were 
opened by the heat of those flames, and resulted in larger 
gifts for our own poor. May such be the result, and charity, 
which never faileth, be at all times ready to do its perfect 
work. 

Very respectfully submitted by 

the Overseers of the Poor. 

DAVID B. WESTON, 

Secretary. 



REPORT 



CITY PHYSICIAN 



REPORT. 



To His Honor the Mayor 

and Gentlemen oe the City Council: 

In accordance with the ordinance creating this office, requir- 
ing an annual report, the following is submitted for your 
consideration. 

From my election March 6, 1871, until the end of February, 
1872, I have professionally attended, at the request of the 
Overseers of the Poor, 146 persons, making 558 visits at their 
homes, and receiving at my office 75, making a total of 633 
visits, exclusive of attendance at the Almshouse. Except in 
cases needing immediate attention, an order from the Secretary 
of the Overseers of the Poor is required, and then, after the 
first visit ; otherwise the City Physician would be entirely at 
the mercy of any person who desired his services, whether 
entitled or not; for in every community there are those who 
desire to receive medical attendance gratis, though perfectly 
nble to pay for it. 

There is no stated time for making visits to the Almshouse. 

len any inmate is sick, the physician is summoned and 

itinues his visits as often as in his opinion it is necessary. 

ere have been 130 professional visits made. The general 
health of the inmates is good, owing no doubt in great meas- 
ure to the regularity of habits and the simplicity of the food* 
The piggery, and the storing of the offal, though in the opinion 



102 CITY PHYSICIAN. 

of the State Board of Health, injurious to the neighorhood, 
appears to have had no deleterious effect upon the inmates ; 
but on the contrary, it has furnished what seemed to be health- 
ful employment for some who seemed to revel in it as much 
as the swine they tended. There has been no case of fever of 
any kind, the majority of patients being those who before 
entrance were confirmed invalids, and the usual number who 
in every institution suffer from slight affections peculiar to the 
different seasons. 

The chemical works in Everett are i-n such close proximity to 
the house that the odors and gases are highly obnoxious to the 
inmates, and in some cases no doubt producing an injurious 
effect upon their health. 

A much needed improvement was made last October, by 
furnishing a dispensary where the necessary drugs might be 
kept, thus obviating the necessity of sending to the city for 
every prescription that might be written. The latter method 
sometimes giving rise to a delay which might prove fatal to the 
patient. There have been four deaths, one from consumption, 
three from old age. 

The police department have called for my serviees at the 
station house, 16 times ; outside they have called me 7 times. 
The attendance has been to several fatal accidents ; two 
attempted suicides, one of which was successful ; three insane 
persons; the other calls have mostly been to those who, from 
the use of liquor, have been suffering from delirium tremens, 
or while under the influence of liquor, have met with some 
injury to their persons. 

By direction of the committee on health, free vaccination at 
the City Hall, was commenced in April, and continued every 
week up to the present time. 481 persons have presented 
themselves for vaccination, 15 of whom did not require it. Of 
the 466 vaccinated, it is impossible to say in how many cases 
it was successful, for only 116 have returned as requested. A 
careful record is kept of those vaccinated and of the virus 



CITY PHYSICIAN. 103 

used. The record of the virus shows the source from which 
it was obtained, and if from a child, its name, age and resi- 
dence. The virus is only taken from such children as are 
healthy and of healthy parentage. I have furnished virus free 
of charge to many physicians of this city, and to several in 
Boston. 

To such as desired, of those successfully vaccinated, certifi- 
cates to that effect have been given, in all, only 74. I think 
every pupil attending school (private as well as public) should 
have such a certificate from a physician before they are ad- 
mitted; for the great majority of persons vaccinated never 
show their arms to the doctor after the operation, satisfying 
themselves with the very erroneous idea, that if they have a 
sore arm it has surely "taken." Owing to the prevalence of 
this idea there are probably now very many in our schools 
who are not protected against the small pox. I have accom- 
panied the Health Officer at various times in visits to different 
parts of the city and given my opinion in regard to the exist- 
ence of nuisances. Attention was called to the necessity of 
better drainage in Webster and Quincy Streets, and a tem- 
porary drain was laid in each by order of the Health Officer ; 
before this was attended to, the air in the neighborhood was 
loaded with the germs of typhoid fever and allied diseases 
arising from the streams of filth which flowed down each 
steeet, and for quite a distance upon Medford Street, before it 
found an entrance to a sewer. There are still very many places 
in the city where, owing to defective or no drainage, it is not 
safe for human beings to reside. There has been only one 
case of small pox which has come to my knowledge. 

id to the general health and the prevalence of difTer- 
es, I would refer to the annual report of the State 
Health, of which I have been the correspondent for 
ear. 

Among the city patients out of the Almshouse, there have 
been 7 deaths from consumption, 1 from pneumonia, cholera 
morbus and cancer each, and 2 from delirium tremens. 



104 CITY PHYSICIAN. 

The expenses of this Office have been : 

Salary to 1st March, 1872, $500 00 

Printing, 4 00 

Vaccine virus purchased of Dr. Martin of Roxbury, and City 

Physician of Boston, 4 75 

Record book, persons vaccinated "6 50 

" " of virus used, 5 00 

" " Almshouse patients, . .' 6 00 

" " patients out of Almshouse, 10 50 

Total, $536 75 

I desire to acknowledge the uniform courtesy and co-opera- 
tion of all with whom I have been brought in contact by my 
official position. 

Very respectfully, 

EDWARD J. FORSTER, M. D., 

City Physician. 
Charlestown, February 29, 1872. 



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CITY OF CHARLESTOWN, 



Financial Tear ending February 28, 1873 ; 



TOGETHER WITH 



THE REPORTS 

OF THE 

SECRETARY OF THE OVERSEERS OF THE 

POOR, CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE FIRE 

DEPARTMENT, CITY PHYSICIAN, 

AND BRIDGE COMMISSIONER. 




BOSTON : 

PRESS OF W. & E. HOWE, 39 MERCHANTS ROW. 

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