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AUDITORS' FIRST PRINTRD REPORl' 

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TOWX 0¥ DOl^CllESTEU, 



BUNG A GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE EXPENSES OF THE TOWN, FROM 



:?Iarcli 21, 1838, to I?Iarcli 91, 1839. 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN. 



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No. 19, Water Street, Boston. 



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Appropriations voted by the Town, 1838. 



Far Schools, 

Poor in the House, 

'' out of the House, 
Engines, 

Widening Centre Street, 
Sea Wall, 
Highways, 
Miscellaneous, 

Collector & overlay of Taxes, 
Town Officers, 
Incidental & Common Charges, 

Amount of Taxes, 
Receipts from other Sources 

Excess of Receipts over Expenditures, 





BxpendituieS' 




1838—9. 


4650 00 


5323 71 


1800 00 


1954 47 


300 00 


334 47 


165 00 


125 22 


285 00 


221 83 




100 67 


2000 00 


2319 18 


730 74 


521 12 


961 76 


947 01 


382 00 


412 17 


687 26 


933 31 


11961 76 


13193 16 


1548 69 





317 29 



13510 45 



13510 45 



Receipts of Town Treasurer, from all sources ^ 1S38-9. 

From John H= Robinson, for Land for James McLaughlin, 

Meeting House Hill— Principal $ 64, Interest $ 11,73 1 75 73 

For 2 Dividends, Dorchester and Milton Bank, 9 00 

From Elisha Hobart, for Rent of Chapman's Creek Marsh, 14 40 
" Sam'l. Pope & John Glover, for Rent of Farm Bar Marsh, 13 00 
" Charles Howe, for Rent of Town House Cellar, 50 cts. 

for School Books, $25 00, 25 50 

" Benj. Pettee, for Interest on Note, (secured by mortgage) 9 32 

" State Treasurer, for Military Services, 300 00 

For 2 Dividends from State Bank, 261 00 

" 2 " " Tremont Bank, 42 00 

From Eben'r. Dean, Interest on Note, (secured by mortgage) 21 75 

Town of Stoughton for a pauper, 11 00 

" " Abington " " 17 00 

Hannah B, Bragg, for Note of Nahum Bragg, deceased, 25 00 

Ebenezer Eaton, for Land on Meeting House Hill, 50 00 

State Treasurer, for School Fund, 100 32 

For Interest on $1600, for two months, 16 00 

$991^02 

" Taxes of William Tolman, Collector &i, Abate- 
ments, $11,961 76 
Balance from former Treasurer, 1,708 QQ 13,670 43 

Receipts of the Treasurer, including former balance, $14,661 44 



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Receipts of the Town, from other sources, 1838-9. 

Richard Clapp, for Samuel Baker's Pension, $48 00 

" State Pauper Account, 81 

of Wm. Parker, for fat Oxen, 228 

of Nathaniel W. Appleton, for Pears, 3 

of Daniel Pierce, Jr. for E. D. Pierce's board, 10 



for John Capen's work, 



54 
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75 
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35 66 



' of John Preston for Rebecca Preston's board, 25 00 



" James Pierce of Mr. Bond 



$431 95 
1 25 

$433 20 



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Jesse D, Hutchinson, of Stephen Wales for Funeral 

Expenses, Samuel Glover, 
of Mr. Mann, for Milk, 
for letting Guns |1— Skewers $1 12, 2 






of sundry persons, for Potatoes, 
of sundry persons, for Pears, 
of Hannah B. Bragg, for Stove 
of Timothy H. Blackman, for 

Milk and Labor, 4 

of Amasa Stetson for Labor, 



Richard Clapp's Receipts as above, 
James Pierce " " 

Town Treasurers " " 



Taxes and former Balance in Treasury, 

Total Receipts of the Town from all sources, 
" Expenditures of all kinds, 

Excess of Receipts over Expenditures, 

(Including balance in Treasury,; 



3 00 


6 75 


12, 2 12 


10 15 


87 12 


4 00 


PW 


2 08 


9 25 


$ 124 47 


431 95 


1 25 


991 02 



$1,548 69 
13,670 42 

M5,219 11 
13,193 16 

$2,025 95 



Support of (Schools, 1838—9. 

District No. 1 — one Blale and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Nathan B. Barker, for Teaching, four quarterly pay- 
ments, 112,50 each, $450 00 

** « " for Sweeping 3,00 ; Washing 2,25, 

Making Fires 2,00, 7 25 

'* " " for Ink 2,00; Books 13,87; Black 

board and Bell 3,75, 19 62 

" Rebecca Clapp, for Teaching, four quarterly pay- 
ments, 52,00 each, 208 00 

" « " for Books for Indigent Scholars 1,14 J 

Key, 37 cts. 1 51 



Amount carried forward, 



$686 38 



Ainouni broua;lil Ibiwartl, $^^^ ^^ 

Paid Charles A. Upliam, for making tires, 17,25; Sweep- 
ing, 5,75 ; Cliarcoal, 7,80, 
*» Edward Preston, for Coal, 
" Eilward Bird, for repairs, 
" Darius Brewer, for Locks, 
" Oliver Davenport, for Blacksmiths' work 



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80 


23 


25 


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98 




75 



Total, Teaching, $658 00 

'' Sweeping, Washing, making fires, 30 25 
" Ink, 2,00 ; Books. 15 01, 17 01 

" Fuel, 31 05 

Furniture and Repairs, 9 65 

$745 96 



$ 745 96 



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District No- 2 — one Male and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Winslow Battles, four payments for Teaching, $409 62 

" for Ink 2,25 ; Books 45 cts ; Mug 10 cts ; 
" " " making fires, 4,00, 6 80 

Ann E. Howe, for Teaching, three quarterly pay- 



ments, 52,00 each, 






156 00 


" B. W. & C. Smith, for Wood, 




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" Thomas Murphy, for making fires. 






17 25 


" Cyrus Balkcom, for making fires and 


sweeping, 3,00 


5 


Locks and Latches, 1 ,50, 






4 50 


'' Edward Preston, for Coal, 






19 37 


" Roswell Gleason, for sundry articles 


for 


repairs, 


4 25 


" William D. Swan for Books, 






11 42 


*' Charles Howe, for repairs, by Leeds, 






2 88 




$635 46 


Total, Teaching, 




$565 62 




" Sweeping and making fires, 




24 25 




" Ink, 2,25; Books, 11,87, 




14 12 




" Fuel, 




22 74 




" Furniture and Repairs, 




8 73 





$635 46 

District No. 3 — one Male and one Female Teacher, 

Paid Francis C. Suraner, for Teaching, three payments, $ 270 43 
" George B. Hyde, for Teaching, 2 payments, 201 17 

" for Books & Ink. 17,62 ; Washing, 5,60, 23 22 
" Clarissa Tolman, for Teaching, four quarterly pay- 
ments, 52,00 each, 208,00 ; for Books, 36 cts, 208 36 
" Albert Tolman, making fires, Sweeping, Washing, &c. 24 50 
« Edward Preston, for Coal, 15 50 
" Joseph Foster, for Repairs, &c. 5 47 
" William F. Williams, for Whitewashing, 4 25 
" Edward Foster, for Repairs and Graveling, 6,42 ; 

Charcoal, 5,00, 1 1 42 



Amount carried forward, ,$704 32 



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Amount broi.it-ht forward. ./?•'' 6 ! "2 

Paid Darius Brewer, tor Locks, Hinges, BeJl, &c. [ ^d 

" Charles Howe, for Pail, :J3 cts. mending Windows, 3,01, 3 34 

" Roswell Gleason, for sundry articles for Repairs, 4 32 



Total, Teaching, $ 679 60 

" Sweeping, Washing, making fires, 30 10 
" Ink and Books, 17 98 

" Fuel, 20 59 

" Furniture and Repairs, 25 66 



1773 84 



$773 84 



District No. 4 — 07ie Blale and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Jeremiah Plympton, for Teaching, two quarterly pay- 
ments, 1 12,50 each, $ 225 00 
" " for Blackboard, 2,75; Algebra 

and Key, 1,34, 4 09 

" Wm. K. Vaill, for Teaching, two payments, 216 67 
" " " for Locks, 63 cts. ; Thermometer, 1,25 ; 

Books, 1,67; Washing 25 cts. 3 80 

" Ann W. Deane, for Teaching, four payments, 174 00 
" " '' making fires, 10,49; Washing. 2,25; 

Books, 2,00, 14 74 

Lucy P. Tolman, for Teaching, one payment, 27 62^ 
Robert Vose for making Fence on W. M. Blackman's line, 1140 

Phineas Goodwin for Stoning Vault, 5 00 

William Sloan for making fires and sweeping, 13.„44 

Edward Preston, for Coal, 19 38 
Roswell Gleason for sundry articles for Repairs and 

Furniture, 16,91^; Charcoal, 16,10, 33 01} 



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Charles Howe, for Repairs, 

Total, Teaching, ^643 29^- 

" Sweeping, Washing, making fires, 26 43 
" Books, 5 01 

" Fuel, 35 48 

" Furniture and Repairs, 40 Oli} 

$750 23 



$750 23 



District No 5 — one Male and one FemaleJiTeacher. 



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Paid Joel Pierce for Teaching, three payments, $471 87 
" " making fires and cleansing ^School Room, 13 00 
'' Anthony Crackett for Teaching, nine payments, 257 65 
" H. Simmons for Teaching, four quarterly pay- 
ments 52,00 each, 208 00 
" John P. Spoooner, for Charcoal, 18,48, Books, 3,66, 

Chau-s,2,25, Washing, 2,25, 26 64 

Amount cairied forward, 

|977 16 



Paid 



A.mount brought lurward, 
Edward Preston, for Coal, 

Darius Brewer, for Brooms, Brushes, Bell, Locks, &c 
Edward Whalen, for putting in Coal, 



1-977 


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$937 


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Sweeping, 
ing fires 


Washing, 


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mak- 

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25 


Books, 






3 


66 


Furniture 
Fuel, 


and Repairs, 


7 
39 


08 
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1 1003 37 i 



*The great expend iture for 
Teaching in tliis District, is 
owing to their former Teach- 
er having kept back his ac- 
count for 1837, and the pre- 
sent one being paid to March 
23, 1839, while the Teachers 
in other Schools are general- 
ly paid up to Jan^ 1, 1839. 



District No. 6 — one Male Teacher. 
Paid Hiram Wiihington, for Teaching, four quarterly pay- 
ments, 112 50 $450 00 
" " " for Books for Indigent Scholars, 10,63 ; 

Brooms 47 cts. 11 10 

" " " for making fires, care of School Room 

and School Expenses, 14 51 

'*' E. P. Tileston, for Coal, 44,28; Setting Glass 2,25 ; 

moving Wood, &,c. 2,75, 49 28 

" Darius Brewer, for wrought Nails. 25 



525 14 



Total, Teaching, 
" Books, 

" Making fires, &c. 
" Fuel, Repairs &. Furniture, 



^450 00 
10 63 
14 51 
50 00 

$525 14 



District No. 7 — 31ale Teacher three Winter Months, 
Female Teacher the rest of the year. 
Paid Wm. K. Vaill for Teachino- 98,00, deduct 1,75 received 



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from Dedham Scholars, 

'' " for makincT fires, 
Anna Pearson for Teaching, 
Mary Colburn, three payments for Teaching, 

" " for making fires, 

Edward Jones for Wood, 
Charles Howe for two Brooms, 



Total, Teaching 
" Making fires 
" Fuel and Brooms^ 





196 25 




2 70 




27 00 


Ig. 


113 75 




1 27 




2 75 




50 




% 244 22 


1237 00 




3 97 




3 25 





$244 22 



District No. 8 — one Female Teacher. 
Paid Wm. Pierce, 4 quarterly payments as per vote of the 

town, 43,75 each 175 00 



Amount carried forward, 



175 00 



175 00 

4 87 


$179 87 


$179 87 





Amount hi-ouglit Ibiuai-d, I' 175 00 

Paid Wm. Pierce for Stove)' 4,25; setting Glass, 62 cts 4 87 



Teaching, &,c. 
Furniture and Repairs, 



District No. 9 — one Female Teacher. 

Paid Elizabeth H. Munroe for teaching 4 quarterly pay- 
ments 52,00 each, 208 00 
" " " Book for Indigent Scholar, 50 cts. 

Settee Covering 50 cts. 1,00 

" Cyrus Balkum for Furniture and Repairs, 6,75 ; put- 
ting in Wood and Coal, 1,00 
" George Vinton, for making Fires, 
" B. W. & C. Smith for Wood, 
" William P. Snow, for making Fires, 
" William D. Swan, for Furniture, 3,00 ; Books, 3,14, 
" Edward Preston for Wood and Coal, 
" William Pierce for Brush and Scraper, 80 ; sawing 

and splitting Wood, 1,25, 
" Charles Howe, for Broom, 



Total, Teaching, 
" Books 
" making Fires 
" Furniture and Repairs, 
" Fuel, Sawing and Splitting, 





7 75 




4 78 




1 13 




4 00 


Ls,3,14, 


6 14 




14 88 


; sawing 






2 05 




25 




1 249 98 


208 00 




3 64 




8 78 




11 30 




IS 26 





f 249 98 



General School Expenses. 

Paid James Tolman for Dinners and Horse keeping. School 

Committee, 40 00 

•' J. K. Wight, Stabling Horses for School Committee, 1 50 

" Charles Howe for Books for Teachers, 10 51 

" for Books for Indigent Scholars, 26 02 

" " " Commission on sale of Books, 15 00 
" " " Coal at the Town House for School 

Committee, 1 00 

" Edward Preston for Coal, 32 11 

" Richard Clapp for Coal |14,00 ; sundries |5,50 19 50 

" School Committee for examination of Schools, 70 00 



Grand Total of School Expenses, 
For Teaching, 4554 03i 

" making Fires, Washing and Sweeping, 153 54 







$215 64 


No. 


1, 

2, 
3, 


745 96 
635 46 

773 84 



Amounts carrieds forward, 4707 57^ 2155 26 



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Aiiiounls brought forward, $4101 57i- 
For Ink and Books in the several Districts, 72 05 
" Repairs, Furniture, &c. II-} ■>2^- 

" Fuel delivered in the several Districts, 214 92 



No. 



$2155 26 

4, 750 23 

5, lOOo 37 

6, 525 14 



" General School Expenses 

General Expense, 



$5108 07 
215 64 



§5323 71 



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8, 



244 22 
179 87 



9, 249 98 
215 G4 



^5323 71 









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Poor in the Alms House, 1838-9. 

Paid B. W. & C. Smith for Wood 

Peter Blake, for Fi.^h, Veal and Batter, 
Daniel Davenport, Funeral Services, Wnrren 
Mitchell and Black Phebe, ^^4,25 

Deduct for Carting Brush, 1,50 

John Faxon for Meat, 

William Parker, for Beef, 6151,19 

Deduct for 2 Calves 19,00 

Hannah B. Bragg, for Clothes, 

Daniel Weld & Son, for Sugar, Molasses, Tea, Cof- 
fee, Chocolate, Rice, Snuff, Raisins and Tobacco, 
Nathaniel Crane, skewer Wood, 
John Preston, for Chocolate 

Jesse D. Hutchinson, for one years Salary as keeper, 
Amos Upham, for Sundry Goods, furnished, as per 
Pass Book, 
Oliver Davenport, for Blacksmith's Work 
Edward Preston, for Coal and Wood, 
Andrew Glover, for Goods furnished the Poor House, 
T. H. Blackman, for Goods furnished the Poor House, 
James H. Blako, for Meal, 
Ebenezer Nickerson, for Cod Fish, 
William Homes, for Meat, 
Roswell Gleason, for Sundries to the House, 
Robert. Fletcher, for Meat, 

William Tolinan, for Funeral Services, Samuel Baker, 
Samuel Mulliken,for Medical Attendance, Mrs. Hovin, 
Robert Thaxter,for medical attendance, sundry persons, 
Otis Shepard & Co. for Bread to the Alms House 
Elisha Wheeler, for Sundry bills of Corn and Grain, 
Charles Howe, for Ink and Paper 
James Pierce, for Gin, 60, Sand Box 10, duills, 12, 
Wood 73,90, Leather 4,18, Lime 1,00, 
Richard Clap, for Sarnuol Baker, 4,32, Cow and ~) 
Calf, 45,50 I 

" " for Nancy Vinal, services, 93,85, ! 
Sundries 56,81, } 

" for Coal, 14,00, Shoats, 27,00, { 
Wood, 32,50, Beef, 6,26, j 



5 50 
67 11 



— 2 75 

27 82 

-132 19 

14 50 

166 00 
1 12 

24 00 
300 00 

101 15 
13 20 

48 66 
46 99 
30 80 
11 73 
29 50 
53 41 

8 81 
20 34 

3 00 

16 75 

22 50 

18 38 

257 74 

40 

79 90 



280 24 



Amount carried forward. 



I' 1784 49 



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Amount brought forward, ,fl784 49 

Paid Jesse D. Hutchinson, for 215 lbs. Butter, 48,11; 110 "j 
Cheese, 12,28 ; for Medicine, Rum and Wine, for 
sick, 25,51 ; Smoking Bacon, 2,40; for Warren 
Glover and others for Wajron hire, 9,49 ; Hat for 
Spurr, 2,50 ; expense to Canton for Samuel Wil- 
liams' wife 68; Beans, 8,50; PJank,50; Apples, 
10,48; Calves Heads, 1,30; Shoes, 3,40; expense y jgg gg 
to Randolph, 80 : Sundries at Mrs. Bragg's Auc- 
tion, 2,87 ; MatddaColyer for work, 5,25 ; Colburn 
& Howard for Wood, 22,37 ; William Brooks,for kil- 
ling Hog, 50 ; Milk, 50; Sieve, 62; Mittens 50; 
Daniel Talbot, for work, 50; Fire Bricks, 1,92; 
Mason Work, 9,00. 

(The above is the keeper's account for articles furnished by hira.) 

$1954 47 



Statement of the inmates of the Alms House. 

Number admitted the year past, 4 

" now in th e House 25 

*' of Deaths the year past, 5 

" of Foreigners now in the House, 2 

Poor out of the Alms House, 1838-9. 

Paid B. W. & C. Smith, Wood to sundry persons &i, wharfage, 19 25 

" Isaac Withington, for cash paid Mrs. Elizabeth Ford 6 00 

" Robert P. Tolman, for board of sister at the Hospital, 52 00 

" Amos Upham, for Goods to Mrs. Kilton and Mrs. Beals, 46 00 

" Edward Preston, for Wood to Mrs. Blackman, 3 25 
" Wm. Tolman, for Funeral Services, Cyrus Eldridge, 3 00 
'* Samuel MuUiken, for Medical Attend ance,Mrs.Gun- 

" nison, 10,00; Daniel Talbot, 2d, 12,25, 22 25 

** Edward Preston for Wood to sundry persons, 13 00 

" Charles Howe for Mrs. Haynes, 17 00 
" James Pierce for Mrs Turner, 9,00 ; Charles Wis- 

wall, 14,28 ; for Wood, 26,92 41 20 
'« Richard Clapp, for Mis3 Bray, $20,75 ; Mrs. Brora-") 

ell, 37,00 ; Mrs. Tucker, 10,00 ; Sundries, 10,00 ; ! , . , .„ 

for City of Boston, 16,67 ; Mrs. Justinian Holden r *^' ^^ 
12,00; Mrs. Turner, 5,00, j 

$334 47 



Poor of other Towns and State Paupers, 1838-9. 

Paid Charles Howe for Cash paid Stephen B. Crowell of 

Chatham, 45 00 

" Henry G. Durell for Goods delivered, " 10 00 

" Nathaniel Crane, for cash paid '' 5 00 

" Richard Clap, for J. Boyden of Dedham, 12 50 
" Robert Thaxter, for attendance, J. Boyden of Dedham, 2 50 

" Richard Clap, for Mrs. Riley of Bridgewater, 23 20 

Amount carried forward, .f 98 20 



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Amount broiii;Iit forward, 
Paid RichardjClap ibr Sarah Hague, State Pauper, 
" " for Isaac Watts, 

" for Adeline Townsend, 



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21 


81 


10 00 


33 00 



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for n feet of Wood, delivered Mary T. Howard, 
wife of Edward Howard, and charged to City of 
of Boston, G 00 



169 01 

Of the above there is due from the State, 54 78 

" " City of Boston, 6 00 

$60 78 
The Towns of Chatham, Dedham and Bridgewater have paid. 

Engines, 1838-9. 

Paid George Skinners bill for repairs of No. 1, 15 00 

" William Hammond, for cleaning and repair of No. 5, 15 32 
" 73 Engine Men, for amount of Poll Tax, 1,30 each 94 90 

$125 22 



Widening l Centre Street. 

Paid Phineas Goodwin for laying Wall on Baker's Land, 
Centre Street 

T. M. Moscley, Surveying and Plan of Centre Street, 

Henry Clapp, for laying Wall on " " 

Joseph Clapp, for " " and work in " " 

Aaron Nixon, for^work- widening, " " 






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33 


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92 


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25 


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$221 83 



Sea Wall. 

Paid Dane & Brooks, for laying Sea Wall near Wm. Popes, 20 00 
" J. (So M. Dane, for laying Sea Wall at Commercial 

Point, 80 67 

$100 67 



Highoays 1838-9. 

Paid James Glover, for 5265 lb. Hay and Weighing, 
" Elisha Wheeler, for Sundry Bills of Grain, 
" John Dane, for Blacksmith's work 
" Edward V. Munroe, for Blacksmiths work, 
'' John C. Hewins, for Blacksmiths work, 
" Stephen|Hall for "Wheelwrights Work, 
" Richard Clap for sundry persons work on Highways, 
" Jesse D. Hutchinson, for ox yokes, 9,.50; hammer and 

drill, 1,00; powder, 3,25, 
" John Tileston, for oxen, 
" William Swan for oxen, 
" " " for blasting Rock, 

Amount carried forward, 





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285 


18 




24 


18 




31 


48 




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120 


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115 


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25 


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Amount brouc:;l}t forward, .fll27 34 

Paid Thomas Mcintosh, fur Gravel, 1 ]2 

" Cyrus Balkum, for Gravel, 1,02 ; 1 day after oxen, 1,50, 2 52 

" Orders from Wm. Clapp, Chairmanof Road Department, 

To John H. Robinson, 

" Isaac llowo, Surveyor, 

" Frances Howe, widow of Isaac Howe, 

" John Tileston, Surveyor, 

" Jacob Bacon, 

" Jonathan IJnrrod, " 

" William L. Carlton " 

" Otis Nichols 

" Abel Kenney " 

" Charles Howe 

" William Pope 

" Cyrus Balkum, 

" Stephen Baker, 

" Rachel Robinson, 

" George W. Beale, 



The orders from ttje Cliairman of the Road Depnrtment do not generally ex- 
press for wluit purpose liiey are given, but as the Report of the iSarveyors 
of Hi'^liwny.; for tiie ]iast year, is oommitted to anotiier Committee, and a 
Coramitlee is alcio appointed to devise a new system for the future, the Auditors 
have refrained from making any inquiries into the Expendituj'es of that De- 
partment. 



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Miscellaneous Expenses, 1838-9. 

Paid Benj. Gates, for killing seven Foxes 3 50 

" Dorchester Rifle Company for Military services, 26 

members 5,00 each, 130 00 
" " Artillery " " services, 39 

members, 5,00 each 195 00 
" Dorchester and Milton Bank, Interest on money bor- 
rowed in anticipation of Taxes, 33 00 
" John J. Clarke for Damage to Carriage near John 

Foster's 7 02 

" Samuel Adams jr. for Damage to Horse and Chaise, 

near Alexander Glover's House, 133 00 

'' Richard Clapp, for paying referees in the above case, 2 50 
" Samuel P. Loud, for Bounty on Wheat, 2 10 

" Charles Howe for Discount on $50,00, Common- 
wealth Bank, 15 00 



$521 12 
Of the above there is due from the State, to be reim- 
bursed according to Law For killing Foxes, 3,50 

" Military services 325,00 
" Bounty, on wheat 2,10 

$330 60 



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Matemcnt of Taxes, 1S38-9. 

1838, June 11, order to Collector for abatement, 39 37 
Nov. 30, " " " 225 61 

1839, Feb. 26, " " " 17 82 

♦ 282 80 

raid Wra. Tolman, Collector's Fees & Discounts, 1838—9, 664 21 

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Other Tozv7i Officers for 1838-9. 

Paid Robert Vose, as Assessor for 1837, 

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" " " As School Committee, 
" Peter Blake, Constable for notifying Town Meetings ) 

and Town Officers ) 

John Mears, as Treasurer, balance of Salary, 

Thomas J. Tolman, as Town Clerk, § 53 75 to ) 

Dec. 3, 1838, deduct for 7 licenses for Dogs 14 00 ) 

Sarell Gleason, use of Room, fire, luncheons and ) 

dinners for Assessors, ) 

Wm. Tolman, Constable, notifying, making fire, > 

ringing and sweeping, ) 

Nathaniel Crane, as Selectman, 

Stephen Wales, as Assessor, 

John P. Clapp, as 

Stephen Robinson, as " 

Joseph Clapp, as " 

Cyrus Balkum, as " 

John P. Spooner, as School Committee, 

Francis Cunnino-ham, as " " 

William Tolman, as Assessor 

Charles Howe, for dinners for Selectmen, 
" " as Selectman, 

Richard Clap, as " 

James Pierce, as " 

Deduct for paying School Committee charged in ) 

School Expenses ) 



22 00 

23 00 

28 00 

9 00 
52 04 

39 75 

47 00 

13 75 

15 00 
1 00 



It 

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19 50 


10 


00 


26 


75 


18 


00 


28 


00 


14 


00 


22 50 


2 25 


15 


00 


55 


00 


20 


63 



482 17 
70 00 



412 17 



Incidental Town Expenses, 1838-9. 

Paid Edward H. R. Ruggles, for improvement in South ) qq 17 

Burying ground, j 

*' "Wm. Tolman, for repairs in South Burying ground ) A '2^ 

and Hearse House, ^ 
" S'l. Downer, for improvement in North Burying ground, 52 00 

Amount carried forward, $95 92 



14 

Amount brought (orward, ^'95 92 

Paid John A. Carpenter, for Laying Wall at School Pasture, 42 25 

" Jesse D. Hutchinson, for Wm. Constantine, setting glass, 150 

" G. S. Newell, for stone for Bridge, Savin Hill Road, 14 50 

" Thomas M. Mosely for surveying & staking out roads ) r ka 

Meeting House Hill, ] ^ ^^ 
-" Beals & Greene, for notifications of Assessors, 3 00 

" Josiah Loring, for Tax Book and Bills, 7 00 

" Caleb Wilson, for 1 Hearse and 2 Harnesses, 197 50 

'' Willam Hammor ', for 1 Hearse 145 00 

" Perkins & Marvin, for printing 400 Statements, of ) q no 

Town Expenses, j 
" Otis Shepard, Duties &l Commissions, selling & let- ) p ao 

ting Land & selling Pears, j 

" Cyrus Balkum Jr. for repairing Wagon, 

" Oliver Davenport, for Blacksmith work upon Hearse 

" Daniel Talbot, for 3 Bridge Stones, 

" Darius Brewer, for Hammer, Lock, &c. 

" Lemuel S. Blackman, for work, painting & glazing, 

" Andrew Glover, for Powder, 

" Elisha Wheeler, for Grain 

" John Dane, for Blacksmith work, 

" Edward V. Munroe, for Blacksmith work, 

" Richard Clap, for Revised Statutes, 3,00, Cedar "J 

Posts, 34,67, for Tolls on Dorchester Turnpike, ( 

4,51, Sundries, 34,00, for repairs of Dorchester )• 134 74 

and Milton Bridge, 22,56, for laying wall, 33,25, j 

Ruel Alden, stones burying place, 2,75, j 

»' A. & W. Pope, for lumber. 21 ,94, do. for railing, j 

35,79, do. for lumber for North Burying } 67 82 

ground, 10,09, j 

" Charles Howe, for paper & postage, 3,14, Charcoal, ) q qi 
Town House, 67 cts. j 



24 50 


9 90 


4 00 


1 92 


11 17 


17 03 


82 22 


14 70 


34 39 



933 31 



An estimate of the sum necessary to be raised by Taxes, for the present year, 
is herewith presented, with the advice of the Selectmen, for the consideration 
of the Town, together with an estimate of the Receipts from all other sources. 

The undersigned having carefully attended to the duties assigned them by 
the Town, respectfully present this their First Printed Report of its Finances, 
believing it to be a fair and essentially correct statement of the Receipts and 
Expenditures for the past year. The expenditures have in some instances been 
originally charged under different heads than that assigned by us, but as they 
were accompanied by proper vouchers, it is believed that no material injury to 
the Town has accrued in consequence. 

The Auditors would recommend that the expenditures, in future, should be 
kept as near as possible within the Appropriations made by the Town, and clas- 
sed accordingly — that all the disbursements should be made by the Treasurer 
only — that the orders for the same should specify explicitly for what purposes 
they are drawn, and that the Receipts from other sources, as well as Taxes, 
should be paid into the Treasury as early as convenience will permit. 

The Auditor's duty would be considerably lessened by such a course, and at 
the same time it would conduce to the harmony and satisfaction of the Tax pay- 
ing public. 

Respectfully submitted by 



OTIS SHEPARD, 

LEWIS PIERCE, S Auditors 1839. 

ROBERT VOSE, ) 



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15 

Estimate of the probable Current Expenses for the Tow 
Dorchester, for the year 1839, and the means for meeting 
same. 
Schools, - - _ _ _ - 

Highways, - - 

Poor in the House, _ _ _ _ - 

" out of the House, - - - - 

Town Officers, ______ 

Collector's Fees and Discounts, _ - - 

Widening Centre Street, _ - _ _ 

Engines, ____-_- 

Improvement of South Burying Ground, 

" North " " - - 

Support of Lunatics at Hospital, 
Incidental Town Expenses - - 
Contingencies _ - _ - 



o 



Leaving a balance in the Treasury same as at present, 

14249 02 



5C00 


00 


2000 


00 


1800 


00 


300 


00 


400 


00 


500 


00 


100 


00 


165 


00 


100 


00 


75 


00 


400 


00 


360 


00 


991 


38 


12191 


38 


2057 


64 



RESOURCES. 

Balance in the Treasury, 

Due from City and State Paupers, 
" From State - - - 

For Bank Dividends, 
" Rent of Lands, - . _ 

" Interest, _ _ _ 

" School Fund from the State, 
" Sundries at the Alms House, 

To be raised by Taxes, 



2057 


64 


60 


78 


330 


60 


312 


00 


28 


00 


60 


00 


100 


00 


100 


00 


11200 00 


14249 


02 



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