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THE / 



AUDITOR'S SECOND PHINTED REPORT 



OF THE 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



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TOW3V OF DORCHESTER, 



Being a general statement of the Expenses of the Town 



FROM 



MARCH 21, 1S39, TO MARCH 21, 1840, 



Printed by order of the Town, 



ALBERT MORGAN, PRINTER, 

Corner of Devonshire and State Streets, Boston. 

1840, 



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appropriations and receipts foi^ 1839-40. 



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5000 00 

2000 00 

2656 96 

411 89 



Schools 

Highways, 

Poor in the House, 

Poor out of the House, 

Poor of other Towns and State, balance, 

Lunatics, 426 00 

Engines, 165 00 

Centre Street, 100 00 

Investments, 

Road near Great Meadow, 150 00 

Contingencies and Abatements, 991 38 

Collectors Fees and Discounts, 500 00 

Town Officers, 400 00 

Burying Grounds, 175 00 

Marsh st. and Dorchester & Milton Bridge, 

Guide and Street Boards, 

Incidental Town Expenses, 360 00 

Town Treasurer's receipts and balance, 3518 13 

Receipts from other sources not deducted 

from Expenses 33 78 



Total, Appropriations and receipts, 



^16 888 14 

14>|e3 48 



Expenditures, 
1839-40. 

$5140 68 
2062 34 
2437 14 
662 33 
113 04 
403 98 
284 75 
133 46 
385 00 
121 00 
864 34 
658 03 
414 20 
175 00 
171 13 
98 96 
358 10 



$14,483 48 



Excess of Appropriations and receipts 
over expenditures, including bal- 
ance last year in Treasury, 



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$2 404 66. 



Receipts of Town Treasurer from all sources ^ 1839-40. 

From Otis Shepard, for 4 years Interest on J, W. 
Munroe's note, secured by mortgage, 
" " " Treasurer of School Building 

Committee, balance, 
" " '•' for sale of brick School House 

No. 1. 
" " " Administrator on John Parks 

Estate, 
Aaron Rhoades, for 2 years interest on note 
(secured by mortgage,) 
" Ebenezer Dean, Principal $100 0. Inter- 
est $5 70, (on mortage,) 
" Benjamin Pettee, for Interest on Note, (secur- 
ed by mortgage,) - 
For Dividend on one share in Dorchester and Mil- 
ton Bank, 

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$ 24 00 


10 36 


122 00 


11 26 


18 00 


105 70 


9 32 


3 50 


7 00 



Amount carried forward. 



1311 14 



Amount brought forward, 
From Ebenezer Eaton, for Land, Principal $45 87. 
Interest ,22, 
" Asa French, for Rent of Chapman's Creek 

Marsh, 
" Edmund Pope, Jr., for Rent of Farm bar 

Marsh, 
" Charles Howe, for Rent of Town House Cel- 
lar, 
For Dividends on 87 Shares in State Bank, 

" " 7 " Tremont Bank, 

From State Treasurer for Bounty on Wheat $2 10; 

on Foxes, $3 50, 
' " " " " Military services $325, 

School Fund, $127 27, 
For Interest on Money loaned, 
From Eliphalet Fuller, for interest on Note, (se- 
cured by mortgage,^ 19 00 
" George Haynes, Administrator on Elisha Ad- 
ams' esta*e, principal $112 00; In- 
terest $9 78, 121 78 
*' Eleazer J. Bispham, for sundry pauper ac- 
counts, 104 76 
" William Tolman, Collector, for Taxes, 11,953 59 
Balance in Treasury at last auditing, 2,057 64 

Total Receipts of the Treasurer, including last balance $15,471 72 



$311 14 


46 09 


11 52 


7 68 


50 


300 15 


42 00 


5 60 


452 27 


38 00 



Receipts of the Town, from other sources, 1839-40. 

By Richard Clap, 

From Nathaniel W. Appleton, for labor, $2 50 

" Town of Milton for repairs on Bridge, 6 28 

" State Treasurer, for pauper account, 44 78 

" From Nathaniel Baker, for Board, 112 59 

" " Estate for Board, 83 00 

" " for Clothing, 3 67 

" « Doctor's Bill, 4 25 

" " Funeral expenses, 8 00 

" John English, for 1 yoke of oxen, 131 25^ 

" William CIap,for boarding men, (Highways,) 73 00 

For John Capen's work, for Hiram Shepard and . 

others, 47 50 

From Hiram Shepard, for Potatoes, 2 00 

" Eliphalet Thayer, for Marsh Street, 2 00 

" Town of Bridgewater, for Mrs. Riley, 36 20 

For Jazaniah Bussey's account, House of Correction, 9 21 

566 23 

By William Tolman, Cash of town of Wajland, ) 

$14 70. Cash of Mrs. Eliza Floyd, for board \ 40 70 

of Marshall Floyd at Lunatic Hospital 26 00, ) 

By Eleazer J. Bispham, for old Silver, 60 

From Daniel Davenport for Pears and Potatoes, 5 92 

Amount carried forward, - $16,078 65 



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Amount brought forward, $16 O'yS 65 

E. Thayer, being amount ofBill paid City 

ofBoston, 27 68 

George Haynes, for Rent of Baxter House, 16 00 
John Preston, for support of Rebecca Preston, 75,00 
Town of Chatham, for Stephen B. Crowell, 45 00 



^170 20 / 

Deduct for amount paid into the Treasury, 104 76 



65 44 



By Jesse D. Hutchinson for Summer Pears, 
From Asa Davenport for Pears, 

" Stephen Wales " 

" Jesse D. Hutchinson, " 

" Rufus Howe, " 

" Wm. D. Swan, for work, 

" John Dane for old iron, 

" Wm. Swan, for Horse 50, Warren GIo?E^er, 
for Lime, 12, • 

" Mr. Converse for 542 lbs. Pork, at lie, 

" Andrew Glover for 983 lbs. of Pork at 1 Ic, 

" J. Hardwick for Cow, 



$16 50 


33 75 


15 13 


18 75 


25 50 


3 80 


3 50 


62 


59 62 


108 13 


25 00 



310 30 



Total, Receipts of the Town from all sources, $16,454 39 

" Expenditures of all kinds, 14,483 48 



Excess of Receipts over Expenditures, (including 

balance in Treasury,) $1,970 91 

School Expenditures, 1839-40. 

District No, ^ — One Male and one Female Teacher. 
Paid Nathan B. Barker, for teaching one quarter, $110 00 

" mat 2 50; Thermometer 1 25, 3 75 

" Rebecca Clap, 2 quarterly payments for teaching 
52 00 each, 

■*' " " for books 1 14 ; chair and broom 87, 

" Sewall P. Barker, for teaching 4 1-2 months, 
" ink 1 00; books 75, 

" Edward Bird, for repairing benches, setting gla^s, &/C., 

" Ivory F. Harmon, for teaching 4 months, 

'■'• " " " sundry blanks, 

" Mary A. Bragg, for teaching 35 weeks, 

" Oliver Davenport, for work to funnel, &c., 

" Henry Emerson, for wood, 

" Roswell Gleason, for screen, dust pan and boiler, 

" Isaac Pierce, for making fires, 

" James Pierce, " " 

" Richard Clap, " " 

^ Ebenezer Sumner, for rent of school room 1836, 

" F. A. Benson, for coal, 
John Benson & Son, for coal, 

« Richard Clap, for wood, 3 00 ; chairs, 3 00, 

$748 87 



104 00 


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150 00 


1 75 


;., 3 09 


130 78 


2 08 


123 89 


1 00 


4 50 


6 75 


6 50 


4 29 


4 25 


26 64 


38 84 


18 75 


6 00 



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Total, Teaching, 


$618 67 


" Furniture and repairs, 


18 46 


" Books 3 97 ; ink 1 00, 


' 4 97 


" Making fires. 


15 04 


" Fuel, 


65 09 


" Rent of room 1836, 


26 64 


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$748 87 



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District No. 2 — one Mole and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Winslow Battles, for 10 months Teaching, $375 00 

" " " " Mat 2,50 ; Books 3,90 6 40 

" " :" " Ink 1,25; Brooms 75 cts, 2 00 

" " " making fires, 1 00 

Perez Burgoyne, for making fires, 8 00 
Ann E. Howe, 3 quarterly payments for teaching, 

52^00 each, 156 00 

Henry Emerson, for wood, ■ ■ 1 12 
Roswell Gleason, for Screen, Boilers, Grate, Dust- 

. pan,, and Hatchet, 10 22 

William F. Basto, for teaching 2 months, 66 67 

F. A. Benson, for Coal, 37 70 

Andrew Glover, for Brooms, 99 

Lemuel S. Blackman, fcrr repairs, 5 46 



Total, Teaching, $597 67 

" Furniture and repairs, ,19 92 

" Books 3 90; Ink 1 25, 5 15 

" Making fires^ 9 00 

" Fuel, 38 82 



$670 56 



$670 56 



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

Paid Joseph Foster, for Repairs, $ 4 16 

" Clarissa Tolman, for teaching 18 weeks, 4 00 72 00 

" " " " Book, 42; 2 Brushes $1 50 192 

" John Benson & Son, for 2 tons Coal,. 17 00 

" George A. Sawyer, for making fires, 7 70 

" William H. Swan, for teaching 6 months, 198 08 

" Ink, ^ • 1 50 

" Albert Tolman, for making fires, 7 75 

" Anna Pearson, for teaching 34 weeks, 136 66 

" Luke K. Bowers, for teaching 3 months and 22 days, 124 44 

" Henry Emerson, for Wood, 4 50 

" Robert M. Todd, for Coal, 36 00 
*' Roswell Gleason, for Brooms 1 12; repairs 3 00; 

Sifter 25 cts. 4 37 
" Daniel Talbot, 2d, for sawing wood, and getting 

in coal, 2 25 

$618 33 



Total, Teaching, 

" Furniture and repairs, 
" Book 42 cts ; Ink 1 50 
" Making fires, 
" Fuel, 



$531 18 


10 03 


1 92 


15 45 


5975 



$618 33 



District No. 4 — one Male and one Female Teacher. 
Paid William K. Vaill, for teachings months and 12 days, f240 00 



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" " Ink 3 50 ; Book 20 cts. 


3 70 


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P. TolmaH, for teaching, 4 quarterly payments, 


195 25 


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William L. Sloan, for making fires, 




12 50 


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Araasa Davenport, for teaching 24 weeks 


5 and 2 days. 


187 17 


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'* " repairing Desk 83, 


Books 75 cts 


. 158 


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William M. Cooper, for setting glass, 




161 


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Roswell Gleason, for coal 7 33 ; Desk 4 12 1-2, 


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" *' washing 1 35; glass and set- 








ting 5 88, 




7 23 


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" brooms and brushes 2 87 1-2 ; 








blowers 2 50, 




5 38 


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*' " Sundry repairs and Furniture, 


10 24 


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Jolin Benson & Son, for coal, 




17 00 


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F. A. 


Benson, for coal. 


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36 43 




$729 54 




Total, Teaching, 


$622 42 






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Furniture and repairs, 


29 41 






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Books 95 ; Ink 3 50, 


4 45 






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Making fires. 


12 50 






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Fuel, 


60 76 






$729 54 





District No. 5 — one Male and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Hannah Simmons, for teaching, 4 quarterly pay- 
ments, 52 00 each, 

" John P. Spooner, for Books for Indigent Scholars, 

" " '* for cash paid Edward Whalen, 

for putting in coal, 

" " '* for cash paid sundry persons for 

cleaning School House, 

" Anthony Brackett, 17 payments f«r teaching, 

" Charles C. Temple, for making fires, 

" Leonard Everett, Jun., for making fires, 

" Asaph Churchill, Jun., Assignee of Anthony 
Bracket!, for teaching, 

" George Haynes, for sundry repairs, 

" Sanford Gay, for charcoal, 

" Robert M. Todd, for coal, 

** Samuel Tileston, for repairs, 



$208 00 


6 23 


125 


4 00 


44128 


7 00 


6 50 


46 00 


5 01 


9 00 


40 00 


40 



$774 67 



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Total, Teaching, $695 28 

" Furniture and repairs, 5 41 

" Books, 6 23 

" Making fires and cleaning. 17 50 

" Fuel, 50 25 



$774 6^ 



District No. 6— owe Male and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Hiram Witbington, for teaching 1 quarter, $112 50 

" " " for making fires 3 25 ; washing 

50 cts. 3 75 

" " " Books, 3 83 

*' Catharine D. Harod, for teaching, 3 quarters, 126 50 

" Ebcnezer Tolman, for teaching, 3 quarters, 329 17 

for making fires 1, coal 3 33 4 33 
" " " for brooms, pail and brushes 2 35j 

repairs 13 cts. 2 48 

♦' " " for wood, sawing and spliting, 3 67 

" Enoch Fenno, for making benches, and repairs, 47 02 

" George Haynes, for cleaning and repairing funnel, 1 25 

" Robert M. Todd, for coal, , 36 00 

" Roswell Gleason, for screen, blowers, &c. 5 50 



Total, Teaching, $568 17 

" Furniture and repairs, 56 25 

" Books, 3 83 

" Making fires and cleaning, 4 75 

" Fuel, 43 00 



$676 00 



$676 00 



District No. 7 — Male Teacher four winter months, 

Female Teacher the rest of the year. 

Paid Ebenezer Tolman, for teaching 4 months, 
" " " for making fires, 

" Edward Jones, for wood sawing and splitting, 

" George Haynes, for Grate, 

" Sophia Knight, for teaching 8 months, 
" " " for making fires, 

" Charles Howe, for 2 brooms, 

" Robert M. Todd, for coal. 



Toial, Teaching, 

" Furniture and repairs. 
" Making fires, 
" Fuel, 



1, 


$133 33 




4 25 


tting, 


3 00 


C3 ' 


50 




120 50 




2 00 




38 




16 00 




$279 96 


$253 83 




88 




6 25 




19 00 





$279 96 



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District No. S — one Female Teacher. 

Paid William Pierce, 1 quarter, annual grant, 
." Susan A. Pendleton, 3 quarters, for teaching, 52 00, 
" Robert M. Todd, for coal. 



Total, Teaching, 
" Fuel, 



ling, 52 00, 


^43 75 

156 00 

12 00 


^199 75 
12 00 


^211 75 



$211 75 



District No. 9 — one Female Teacher 

Paid Elizabeth H. Munroe, 4 quarterly payments for 

teaching, 52 00 each, 

" Barzillai Payne, for making fires, 

" Roswell Gleason, for funnel and work on stove, 

*' Henry Emerson for wood, 

" Cyrus Balkam for stove, 

*' F. A. Benson for coal, ' 

■*' Richard Clap for work. 



Total, Teaching, 

" Furniture and repairs, 
" Making fires, 
" Fuel, 





$208 00 




7 50 


stove, 


5 00 




184 




3 50 




8 30 




3 00 




$237 14 


$208 00 




1150 




7 50 




10 14 





$237 14 



General School Expenses. 
Paid Ebenezer Eaton for dinners to School Committee, 

horse keeping, &c. , 

School Committee for examining schools, , 
George B. Billings for school at the Farms, 
Thomas O. Billings for school at the Farms, 
William Tolraan, for sweeping and making fires 

for School Committee, 
Elisha Ford for 34 dinners to School Committee, 

and horse keeping, 
David Clap, Jun., for printing school report, 



$ 20 11 

104 00 

16 00 

8 00 

1 00 



Grand Total of School Expenses, 
For teaching, 
" Furniture and repairs 
^' Books and Ink, 
" Making fires and sweeping, 
*'■ Fuel, 

Rent in No. 1, 1836, 



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^General School Expenses, 



$4294 97 


151 86 


26 55 


87 99 


358 81 


26 64 


$4946 82 


193 86 



$5140 68 





34 00 




10 75 




$193 86 


No. 1, 


$748 87 


2, 


670 56 


3, 


618 33 


4. 


729 54 


5, 


774 67 


6, 


676 00 


7, 


279 96 


8, 


211 75 


9. 


237 14 


Gen'l Ex. 193 86 



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Poor in the Alms House, 1839-40, 

Paid Elisha Wheeler, for 237 bushels Corn, 218 82; 2 do. 

oats, 1 20, $220 02 

32 " Rye, 38 27; seed, 2 50, 40 77 
" 13 bbis, flour 98 26 ; 25 bags 

5 50, 103 76- 

" " " 5 dozen eess.. 1 10' 






1365 65 
" Otis Eaton for manure for farm, 7 50 

" William Bacon, for English goods, 190 40 

" William Parker for 1755 lbs. meat, 133 20; de- 
duct for calf 8 50, _ 124 70 
" Jesse D. Hutchinson, for one year's salary as'keepsr, 300 00 
" Daniel Davenport for funeral services, 5 persons, 12 75 
" Johli Preston, for 3 boxes chocolate, 24 75 
" Daniel Weld &i. Son, for 156 lbs. tea 48 42 ; 128 
gallons molasses, 41 60; 414 lbs. sugar, 
33 42; 62 lbs. tobacco, 10 54 ; salt, 2 00 > 
snuff, 2 01; raisins, 138; 139 37 
" Ebenezer Nickerson, for cod-fish, 600 lbs,, , 24 00 
" Amos Upham for goods as per pass book, 27 70 
" Pierce & Philips, for 4266 lbs. Russia oakum at 4 l-2c, 191 97 
" William Homes, for 1216 lbs. meat, 95 44 
" Otis Shepard & Co,, for bread 6 58 ; manure for 

farm, 29 26, 
" Henry Emerson, for 11 1-2 cords wood, 
" Holden & Bullard, for beef, 54 29; deduct for 

squashes, 1 06, 
" Charles Howe, for 7 3-4 lbs. snuff, 
" Roswell Gleason, for sundry articles of tin ware and 

mendinff, 
" Timothy H. Blackman, for medicines, 
" John Faxon, for 4823-4 lbs. mutton and veal, 
" Jasper H. Eaton, for 1 bbl. flour, 7 00 ; 20 bushels 

corn, 14 40, 21 40 

" Robert Thaxter, for medicine and attendance on 

sundry persons, 
'* E. &, I. Field, for leather and oil, 
John Benson & Son, for coal, 
A. & W. Pope, for lumber, 
George Bird, for 733 lbs. hay at 75 cts., 
F. A. Benson, for coal, 

Henry Clap, for 1330 lbs. straw, and weighing, 
James Dorr, for 400 lbs. straw, and vveigliing, 
Andrew Drake, for 16 cords wood, 
Silas P. Barnes, for 4 1-4 cords hemlock wood, 

at 3 1-2, 
Andrew Glover, for goods, 
Lemuel S. Blackman, for paint and glass, 

Amount carried forward, $2,023 81 



35 84 


75 25 


53 23 


1 79 


4 96 


2 84 


26 42 



23 50 


5 25 


55 37 


' 18 69 


5 50 


46 30 


6 85 


2 66 


74 50 


15 00 


34 68 


■ 9 55 



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Amo-ant brought forward, - $2,023 61 

S^isbursefnents hjf Richard Clap, for Poor in the House. 
?aid for sundries for Poor in the House, 6 94 

" Mrs. Hutchinson, for sundries, 4 00 

" Sarah Vinal, for services, 16 00 

" Forpostage,59: tan, 2 87; 1 bbIioi!r,€75, 10 21 
" John Capen, 2 00 

" For 52 3-4 lbs. leather, 1186 



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■Jesse D- Hutchinsoii' s account for siindries pur chased for 

the Alms House. 

Paid for 6 bushels beans, 13 50 

132 1-2 lbs. butter, 31 32 

" 136 1-2 lbs. cheese, 15 63; oven frame 52, 16 15 

" 24 fire bricks, 1 18 ; weighing oakum, 25, 1 43 

" Simeon Wheeler, for 500 bricks, 3 50 

For 1 pair shoes, for Ann Crane, 1 25 ; 36 lbs. 

turkey, 3 96, 5 21 

J. Vinal, for mason work, 8 0(^ W. Swan, 50, 8 50 
Henry Emerson, for 1-2 cord wood, 3 25 

James Shepard, for manure,3 00 ; mittens, 50, 3 50 
For 1 sieve, 62 ; 31 lbs. dried apples, 2 24, 2 86 
Matilda Colyer, for making clothes, 6 12 

For 1 14 bushels potatoes, of sundry persons, 60 85 
Samuel Reed and others, for pigs, 84 2S 

For 1 cask lime, 1 13; 86 qts. milk, 5 16, 6 29 
Barnabas S. Wild, for milk, 1 65 

For killing hogs, 1 50; pins, 20; herrings, 40, 2 10 
For 2 milk cans, 1 50; 16 gallons rum, 9 10, 10 60 
For 2 gallons wine, 2 00 T 17 lbs. fish, 51 ; 

Lima beans, 19, 2 70 

For cabbage plants, 50; seed corn, 42" 8 

lbs. beef, 64, 1 56 

Men for election, 1 18 ; goods at Miss Ker- 
sey's, 67, 
D. S. Rowland, for medicine, 
Rufus Howe and others, for waggon hire, 
Cow, 60 00 ; expense after cow, 87, 
2 hats for Davenport and Tolman, 
for 1 pair shoes for Dexter Blackman, 
N. &, C. Carruth, for paint and oil, 
for 1 case knives and forks, 2 00 ; 1 bbl. vin 

egar, 3 37, 
for weighing hay, 50 ; expense to Brighton,38, 
Moses Dane, for work, 
Wm. Constantino, for setting glass, 
for book and paper, 1 37 ; smoking bacon, 

1 20, 2 57 

M. Tombs, for apples, 3 00; S. Downer, for 

do. 25, 
For beer and cider, 77; 30 lbs. mutton, 1 50, 
" 3 1-2 lbs. veal, 34 : 2 calves heads, 1 50, 



Amount carried forward, 



1 85 


3 10 


5 13 


60 87 


2 00 


1 00 


4.37 


5 37 


, 88 


1 00 


150 



51 01 



3 25 

2 27 
1 84 


362 32 








12,437 14 



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Amount carried forward, $2,437 14 

Deduct from expenses of Poor in the IIousg. 
For 1525 lbs. pork, 1G7 75; of J- Hardwick for 

cow, 25 00, 192 75 

" Cash of John Dane for old iron, 3 50; for old 

silver, 60, 4 10 

" Cash of Wm. Swan and Warren Glover for 

sundries, 62 

" Cash of Daniel Davenport, for pears and po- 
tatoes, 5 92 
" Pears sold to Asa Davenport. 33 75 : Stephen 

. Wales, 15 13, ' 48 88- 

" Pears sold to Jesse D. Hutchinson, 18 75; 

Rufus Howe, 25 50, 44 25 

" Suraraer pears, 16 50; from Wm, D, Swan, 

for work, 3 80, 20 30 

" Sundry articles to Mrs. Parks, 13 60; wood 

to Thomas Leeds 7 00, 20 60^ 

" Wood to Mrs. Beals 3 50 ; wood to Mrs. Cal- 
vin Bird, 7 00, 10 50 
" " Mrs. Howard, Charged to City of 

■ Boston, 6 00* 

From Richard Clap. 
For Nathaniel W. Appleton's bill, for labor, 2 50 

" Cash of State Treasurer, for State paupers, 44 78 
" Nathaniel Baker, for board, 112 59 

John English, for one yoke of oxen, 131 25 
William Clap, for board of men, 
HigJiways 73 00 

" for John Capen's work, 38 00 

" of Hiram Shepard, for potatoes, 2 00 

" of Natliaiiiel Baker's estate, for board', S3 00- 

for clothing, 3 67 

" Doctor's bill, 4 25 



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" " " " funeral charges, 8 00 



8856 m 



Amount of eripenses for Poo? in the House, |1,580 IS 

Statement of the inmates of the Alms House, 

Nuniber admitted the year past,. 23 

" now in the House, 31 

" of deaths the year past, . 3 

" of foreigners now in the House, 

" discharged the year past, 16 - / 



Poor out of the ./Urns House, 1839-40. 

PaiJ J. N. E. Mann, for board and clothing snndry per- 
sons at the House of Correction, 1837, 
'08 and '39, §174 68 

" Elihu Kelton, for attendance, nursing, and sundries, 

Mrs. Elizabeth Blackmau, 23 37 

" Samuel Mulliken, for medicine and attendance-. 

Mrs. Hovin, 5 25 

Amount carried forward^ $203 30 



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Amount brought forward, $20JJ J50 

Paid Josiah Webb, for wood to Nathaniel .lordaii, Mrs, 

Young, and Airs. Elliot, 80 17 

•' Robert Thaxtcr, for medicine and attendance Mrs. 

Elizabeth Blackman, 4 00 

" Daniel Daveujiort, ibr funeral services, Mrs. ICliza- 

bcth Blackmail and Samuel Snow, G 00 

" Amos Upham, for goods delivered Mrs. Kelton, and 

Mrs. Beals, (Little Neck,) 23 33 

" Henry Emerson, for wood to Mrs. Parks, 3 3S ; to 

Dewev, 1 03 ; to Mrs. Kelton and Mrs. 
Beals, 1 C3, G 64 

" Lucy Clapp, for attending William Goodwin while 

sick, 1:2 00 

" " " for cash paid for medicine, 1 81 

" William Tolman, for funeral services, Mrs. Clia- 

pin, and Elihu Wales, G 00 

" Nathaniel Crane, for wood by John Endicott to 

NabbyMerrifield, S 03 

" John P. Spoouer, for 4 visits and medicine to Mrs. 

Samuel Chapin, 4 00 

By Richard Clap. 

To Mrs. Hannah Bromell, cash, $61 ; 

rent, 1:2, §73 00 

" Miss Bray (at Little Neck) 3:2 00 ; Charles 

H. Wiswell, 6 00, 3S 00 

" Mrs. Mcintosh, for Adeline, 50 00 

" Mrs. Rebecca Preston, 50 00 ; Mrs. Justinian 

Holden, IS 00, m 00 ■ 

" City of Boston House of Correction, 67 63; 

postage, 13, 67 75 

" Mrs. Beals, cash, 3 00; wood, 1 50 ; Sher- - - 

man Leland for advice Rebecca 

Preston's dower, 3 00, 7 50 

Paid by Eleazer J. Bispham. 

Cash for support of Rebecca Haynes, 
For hat and shoes for Warren Blackman, 

Deduct from Expenses for Poor out of the House, 
Received of Richard Clap, cash on account of 
Jazaniah Bussey, House of Correc- 
tion, ' 9 -21 
Received by Eleazer J. Bispham, cash of E. 
Tliaver, being amount of bill paid 
City of Boston, 27 69 
" of John Preston, for support of Re- 
becca Preston, 75 00 





304 


25 


50 00 






2 50 


Cfv) 


1 >?Q 



•SI II 89 

Amount of expenses for Poor out of the House, $550 44 



Amount carried forward, >'550 44 



14 

Amount brought forward, $550 44 

Note. — The large expenditure for Poor out of the 
House, it will be seen, is in consequence of the bill from 
the House of Correction at Dedham for the years 1S37, 
'38, and '39, amounting to $174 68. There should also 
be charged to this department the amount furnished to the 
following persons and credited to the Poor in the House. 
Sundry articles ta Mrs. Parks, $13 60 

Wood to Thomas Leeds, 7 00 : Mrs. Beals, 3 50, 10 50 
Wood to Mrs. Calvin Bird, 7 00 

31 10 



Which will make the whole expenditure, ^581 54 



Poor of other towns, and State Paupers, 1839-40. 

Paid Susan Whitcomb, for boarding Sarah Hague, State 

pauper, $21 79 

" by Jesse D. Hutchinson, cash to send Nancy Ford 
to New York, 
Cash given Robinson, a State pauper, 
Richard Clap paid H. Evans of Townsend, 

" " for Mrs Riley, of Bridgewater, 

" " New Pork pauper, 6 00 ; City of Bos- 

ton, 81 04, 
William Tolman paid Mrs Polly Young, of Chatham, 

" " for horse and chaise and expense to 

Wayland concerning Mrs. R. Haynes a 
pauper. 
Eleazer J. Bispham, paid Stephen B. Crowell of Chatham, 



6 00 


75 


10 86 


29 50 


87 04 


5 00 


3 00 


45 00 



$208 94 



Deduct for cash received by R^ichard Clap, from 

town of Bridgewater, for Mrs. Riley, $36 20 
Received by William Tolman from town of Way- 
land, 14 70 
" by Eleazer J. Bispham, from town of 

Chatham, 45 00 



95 90 



$113 04 

There isnow due the Town the folloiobig stuui^ for Pmipers. 
From the town of Chatham, for supplies to Mrs. Polly Young, 14 25 
, '■ City of Boston, for board and doctor's bill, Fanny 

Maloney, 14 21 

" " " for 6 feet wood delivered Mrs. Howard, 6 00 

" Stata of Massachusetts, for support of sundry paupers, 62 88 

.«97 34 



Support of Lunatics at Hospital, 1839. 

Paid A. D. Foster, for board and clothing of Eiisha D. 

Pierce, $223 36 

" " for board and clothing Marshall Floyd, 176 87 

" Eleazer J. Bispham for expenses lo Worcester, 3 75 

$403 98 
Deduct for cash received of Mrs. Floyd, by W. Tolrnan^ 26 00 

$377 98 



Engines, 1839-40. 

Paid Jonathan Hammond, for services as Engine man 

1838, $1 30 
" Charles A. Wood for 17 Engine men's services, 

No. 5. Neponset Village, 21 25 
" William G. Swan, for repairs and cleaning En- 
gine No. 5, - 43 82 
" Thomas J. Bagley for 15 Engine men's services, 

No. 4, Upper Mills, 18 75 

" James Boyd for repairs, Engine No. 4, 1837, 6 75 

" Edwin Fisher, for repairs and cleaning Engine No. 4, 14 39 
" Edward H. R. Ruggles for 14 Engine men, No. 1, 

Lower Mills, 17 50 

" Charles G. Bird, for 7 bills repairs Engine No. 1, 27 04 

" " " for 9 Engine men's services. No-. 1, 11 25 
" Edward A. Seymour for 18 Engine men services, 

No. 7, Factory, 22 50 

" William Tolman for 5 Engine men services, 6 25 
" William Withington, 2d, for 24 Enorine men se^- 

vices, No. 3, Four corners, 30 00 

for 5 bills repairs No. 3, 10 70 

" James H. Penniman for services as Engine man, No. 3, 1 25 

" James Boyd & Sons, for 25 feet Suction Hose, No. 4, 50 00 

'' Richard Clap for cleaning and oiling Engine and 

Hose, No. 2, 2 00 



$284 75 



Improvements in Centre Street. 

Paid Flavel Foster for land and work, $77 36 

" Aaron Nixon for work, 35 50 

" Joseph Clapp for work, 20 60 



$133 46 



Investments. 

Paid Dorchester and Milton Bank, for one share School 

fund, purchased by order of the 
Selectmen, $100 00 

" John Perry, Jan., for one share in State Bank, 

School fund, 57 00 

" " " for four shares in State Bank, town 

fund, 228 00 



16 



14 15 


7'5 


30 33 


10 73 


70 00 


13 50 


13 68 


75 


4 00 


9 00 


5 25 


5 00 


13 25 


21 40 


26 31 


23 91 



HigJm-mjs, 1839-40.. 

Paid to Clement Sumner and Jonathan Harrod to buy 4 

yoke of oxen, $600 00 

" William "SVithington for hay 18 85; J. Clapp for 

hay 21 99, 40 34 

" William Clap for hay 22 67; Artemas Greenwood 

24 51, 47 18 

" Edward H. R. Ruggles for hay 17 95; Edward 

Jones for hay 18 11, - 36 06 

" Clement Sumner for hay 7 25; John G. Amory for 

hay 6 90, 
" Warren Glover for hay, 
" Youncr & Kennedy for grain and meal, 
" William Clap for grain and meal, 
' Cyrus Balkam, Jun. for ox cart, 
" David Prouty & Co., for 12 shovels, 

" for 6 ploughs 12 00 ; 4 hoes 1 68, 
" " " " for one plough point, 

" Jesse D. Hutchinson for one chain 2 00 ; town for 

chain 2 GO, 

" Mr. Breck for 2 ox yokes 7 00 ; 3 plough points 2 00 

" Town one ox yoke 4 00 ; pick axe 1 25, 

" Town for plough and points, 

" Oliver Davenport for blacksmiths work, 

" John Dane, " 

" Edward V. Munroe, " " - 

" Henry Crane, for " " 

William Clap paid for labor to John C. Hall 10 67 ; to 

Stephen Downs 30 00; to John L. Ellis 8 87; to Micah 

Hanson 9 86; Abel Kenney 3 60; to Michael Kieft" 

37 00; Leonard S. Folsom 33 75; Thomas Huntress 

2135; James M. Farland 17 80; John Doyle 30 00; 

Samuel R. Ayres 15 86; Cyrus Gordon 11 54; Stuart H, 

Robinson 3 00 ; Moses Dane 17 08 ; William Marden 

3 17 ; John Dane 4 00 ; William Clap's men and teams 

34 51, 292 06 

Lewis Pierce paid for labor to Ebenezer Holmes 3 00 ; 
Martin Gary 24 50; Desha 25 08; Peter Mahony 
24 50; Fury 23 08; Eli Thayer 1 13 ; A. D. Capen 
6 88 ; Micah Humphrey 7 00 ; John Nightingale 1 95 ; 
Thomas Pierce 2 33; Charles H. Seaverns 5 00; Stephen 
Downs 3 00 ; Lewis Pierce men and cart 14 53, 141 98 

Edward H, R. Ruggles paid for labor to Desha 20 13 ; 
Peter Mahony 20 71 ; Martin Fury 22 90 ; Smith 9 87 ; 
Lewis F. Pierce 8 00; I. Talbot 64 cts ; Amasa Edson 

4 64 ; M. Gary 23 04 ; A. Herbert 2 25; Collins 3 00 ; 
D. Brewer 7 00 ; A. D. Capon 11 00 ; G. Haynes 62 cts. 

Darius Brewer for sundry articles 10 85, 144 65 

Clement Sumner paid for labor to John Warren 3 50 ; 
John Fury 11 08; Peter Mahony 11 08; M. Gary 11 08; 
C. Desha 11 OS; E. Withington 1 25; Asa Thompson 
3 00; E. Fcnno 25 cts.; Clement Sumner's teams and 
men 23 24, 75 50 

Amount carried forward, §?1739 S3 



17 

Amount brought forward, $1739 83 

Edward Jones paid for labor to Martin, $ 5 83 

Desha 7 00; Peter Mahony 7 00, 14 00 

Fury 7 00 ; Edward Jones, horse, cart, and 

man, 3 25, 10 25 



Warren Glover paid Hammond for labor 88 

" " " Ebenezer Wales for blast- 

ing rock, 38 



(( 


(C 


7 72 


u 


u 


6 00 


« 


(C 


3 00 



Paid town of Dorchester, for board of hired men 

in the Alms House, $180 00 

" William F. Williams for Ijoard of hired men, 15 84 
" Leonard Everett, " 

" Clement Sumner, " 

" Edward Jones, " 

" Town of Dorchester for hire of carts, 

" Joel Capen for cart hire, 

" Otis Shepard &. Co., for horse and wagon, 

" William Clap for 165 loads of gravel, 6 cts. 
** Henry Humphrey for 72 loads " 6 cts. 
" Stephen Baker, " 2 " " 10 cts 

Warren Glover paid Mount Bowdoin, for 134 

loads gravel 6 d. 
Paid Ebenezer Eaton for 18 loads gravel, 6 cts. 

" Albert D. Swan, 27 " 

" Daniel Gorman, 10 " " 

" William H. Sumner, 38 " 

" Ebenezer Wales, 51 " " 

" Andrew Glover, 8 " " 

" Otis Shepard & Co. 12 " 



17 25 

15 00 

66 


, 9 90 

, 4 32 

20 





11 16 


, 6 cts. 


1 08 


8 cts. 


2 16 


8 cts. 


80 


6 cts. 


2 28 


6 cts. 


3 06 


10 cts. 


80 


6d. 


1 00 



J. Harod paid Mount Bowdoin for 265 loads 

grarel, 8 cts. 21 20 

Paid Ebenezer Wales for 53 loads gravel, 6 cts. 3 18 



Lewis Pierce paid Asa Pierce for 232 loads 

gravel, 4 cts. 9 28 

Lewis Pierce paid Samuel Howe, for 91 loada 

gravel, 4 cts. 3 64 



30 08 



126 



212 56 



32 91 



14 42 



22 34 



24 38 



Clement Sumner paid First Parish for 50 loads 

gravel, 5 cts. 2 50 

Edward H. R. Ruggles paid Otis Nichols for 59 

loads gravel, 4 cts. 2 36 

Edward H. R. Ruggles paid Asa Pierce for 245 

loads gravel, 4 cts. 9 80 



12 16 



12 92 



Amount carried forv/ard, $S105 36 



Amocrnt brought forward, 

Jonathan Harod paid for labor to Ira Greely, 1 17 

" " " team and men, 21 53 

Paid Edward Curtis for building bridge, 27 00 

" John Dane for covering and side stones, 6 00 

" Warren Glover for covering stones, 1 00 

" Isaiah Royce for laying two bridges, 6 17 

" for account book and stationery, 1 50 
" Andrew Glover and Roswell Oleason, for 

whips and sundry articles, 3 16 



44 25 


60 00 


32 25 


30 00 


27 00 


23 50 


12 00 



" William Clap for services as surveyor, 

" Warren Glover, " 

" Lewis Pierce, •' "• 

" Jonathan Harod, " " 

*• Edward H. R. Ruggles " " 

*' Clement Sumner, " " 

" Edward Jones, " " 



Deduct for cattle sold $524, plough points 1 SO, 

Amount expended by surveyors, 
Paid Ebenezer Eaton for 47 loads gravel, 4 cts, 
" George B. Billings for work on highways, 1838, 
" William Pope's bill for raiding, 
" Daniel Gorman for stone chips, 
" James Pope for railing lower road bridge, 
" John C. Hewins, for Iron work for railing, 
" A. &. W, Pope's bill of lumber for railing. 



Note. The Surveyors of Highways have on hand a 
new cart, which cost $70 00, and tools of various kinds, 
cost f 51 08, 



Road near Great Meadows. 

Paid demerit Summer for repairs of road near Great 
Meadows, 



IC 



Miscellaneous Expenses, 1839-40. 

Paid Benjamin True for 500 copies of statement of ex- 
penses, 
Otis Shepard for preparing statement of expenses, 

procuring printing and distributing, 
Loring & Eayrs, for tax bills and books, 
Beals &/ Greene, for 600 Assessors Notices, 

Amount cf?rried forward. 



^2105 36 
22 70 



40 17 



4 66 



229 00 



$2401 89 
525 50 



1876 39 


188 


15 00 


94 87 


2 70 


19 84 


4 50 


47 IG 



$2062 34 



ai21 08 



a 121 00 



127 00 

12 00 

13 00 
4 50 

$56 50 



19 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid Daniel Davenport, for ringing bell 9 town meet- 
ings, 25 cts. 
" Joshua Johnson for 69 meals for the Assessors, 
" Samuel P. Loud for professional services, 
" Dorchester &- Milton Bank, for interest on money 

borrowed, in anticipation of taxes, 
*' J. A. Swett, Executor of John Swe'^for a receiv- 
ing tomb, 
" by Richard Clap for paint and oil, $10 ; supplement 

to statutes, 1 37, 
" by Eleazer J. Bispham for 2 quires paper, 50 

^' to Edmund J. Baker for surveying, 1 00 

*' to John Bullard for boundary stones, 2 37 



by William Tolman, for expenses perambulating 

town lines between Roxbury and Dorchester, 

and Dedham and Dorchester, 
to Phineas Goodwin, for making 21 1-4 rods of wall 

in the school pasture, 
by William Tolman, for 6 books for list of 

voters, 1 00 

Cash paid for writing in the same, 3 00 

" " James Jenkins, for fixing gates in 

South burying ground, 1 45 



Abatement of Taxes, 1839-40. 

1839, March 22, order to collector for abatement, 

" June 19, " 

" Nov. 22, " 

ISIO, Feb. 27, 






« 



$56 m 

34 50 
17 00 

59 97 

80 00 

1137 



3 87 

10 00 
53 13 



5 45 



' ^334 03 



$94 51 
28 07 

343 62 
64 11 



$530 31 



Collect m^^s Fees and Discounts, 1839-40. 

1839, Nov. 22, paid Wm. Tolman, for fees and discounts, $406 10 
" Dec. 4, " " * " 219 93 

1840, Feb, 5, « *' " " 32 00 



Town Officers foi^ 1839-40. 

Paid Charles Howe, for 1 year's salary as Treasurer, 
" " " for services as selectman, 

Cyrus Balkam, for services as assessor, 
Peter Blake, for services as constable, 
Robert Vose, for services as assessor, 






Amount carried forward. 



$658 03 



$80 00 
3 00 

23 00 
10 87 

24 50 

$141 37 



20 

Amount brought forward, 
Paid Robert Vose, for services as School Committee, 
" Joseph Clap, " " assessor, 

" John P. Clapp, " " assessor, 

" Themas J. Tolman, " Town clerk, 

" William Tolman, " assessor, 

" " " " selectman, 

*' " " " constable, for notify- 

ing Town officers, ringing bell, sweeping 
and making fires, 
" Nathaniel Half, as school Committee, 
" Bradley Minor " " 

" Richard Clap, for services as selectman, 
" Eleazer J. Bispham, " " 



Deduct for paying School Committee, charged in school 
expenses, 



$141 37 


30 00 


27 25 


20 25 


76 83 


23 00 


30 00 


13 75 


44 00 


30 00 


46 50 


35 25 


$518 20 


104 00 



$414 20 



Improvements in Burying Grounds. , 

Paid Samuel Downer, for improvements in North Bury- 
ing Ground, $75 00 
'* Nathaniel Ford, for improvements in South Bury- 
ing Ground, 100 00 



$175 00 



Repairs of Marsh Street andDorchester and Milton Bridge. 

Paid Nathaniel Minott, for land and fencing on Marsh 

street, $18 00 
" Luther Spear, for land, fencing and gravel. Marsh st. 12 25 
" Wm. Pierce, for work, 5 00 ; 30 loads gravel, 90 5 90 
** Ebenezer G. Tucker, for one half of repairs on Dor- 
chester and Milton bridge, 134 98 

$171 13 



Guide and Street Boards. 

Paid Andrew Glover, for nails for street boards, 
** Jesse Tucker, for 59 cedar posts, " 

" Nathaniel Ford, for painting and lettering guide 

and street boards, 
" A. &- W. Pope, for lumber, 
" by Richard Clap, for digging post holes. 



$ 2 46 
43 00 


37 87 
13 75 

188 



$98 96 



21 

Incidental Town Expenses, 1839-40. 

Paid Roswell Gleason, for stove and funnel and work, 

Town House, $23 98 

" " " blasting tubes, 2 40; 

blank books, $1 26, 

" John Dane, for blackamith's work, 

" Edward V. Munroe. " " 

" John H. Robinson, for 2575 lbs. hay, at 85c., 

" Oliver Davenport, for blacksmith's work, 

" Otis Shepard, for repairing sash and glass, broke 
blasting rocks, 

" " " for State duties, commissions and ad- 
vertising lands, school house and pears, 

" Wm. M. Cooper, for setting glass in Town House, 

" Charles Ewell, ior improvements in Town House, 

" Charles Howe, for fire and charcoal, in Town 

House, $1 67 

" " " dinners for selectmen, and 

Town clerk, 3 75 



$5 42 
Deduct for cash, balance of road 1 25 ; cash of 

Foster, 3 34, 4 59 



3 66 


45 52 


79 40 


2188 


4 39 


3 25 


1124 


1 46 


22 29 



83 
Paid by Jesse D. Hutchinson, for powder, 8 25; stone 

posts and toll, 3 16, 11 41 

" Pierce & Phillips, for old cable, used blasting rocks, 6 30 

*' Andrew Glover, for powder, 36 67 ; sundries, 79, 37 46 

" Lemuel S. Blackman, for paints, 1 40 

" Elisha Wheeler, for 22 bushels corn, 21 50 

" Stephen Hall, for repairs of carts and waggons, 8 77 

' Eleazer J. Bispham, postage, 87 ; Wm. Tolman, 12, 99 
" Richard Clap paid for writing warrants and sta- 
tionary, 737 ; waggon and harness, 30 00 ; 

labor, 350, 40 87 
Richard Clap paid Hiram Shepard, for damage blasting 

rocks, 11 50 



$358 10 



The School Fund belonging to the Town consists of the fol- 
lowing. 

Benjamin Pcttee's note, (secured by mortgage,) $155 47 
Eleazer Rhoades'note. (secured by mortgage,) 150 03 
Eliphalet Fuller's note, (secured by mortgage,) 156 12 

461 62 

18 shares in State Bank, par value, $60 each, $1,080 00 
7 shares in Tremont Bank, par value, $100 

each, 700 00 

6 shares Norfolk Bank, nominal value, $100 

each, 600 00 

2,380 00 



Amount carried forward, $2,841 62 



22 

Amount brought forward, §2,841 62 

2 shares in Dorchester and Milton Bank, par 

value, ^100 each, 200 00 

Cash on hand, in the Treasury, 13 02 



$3,054 64 



Other Town Property in Treasurer's hands. 

John W, Munroe's note, (secured by mortgage,) $100 00 

74 shares in State Bank, (being part of surplus revenue,) 

- par value, $60 each, 4440 00 

Deposited in Dorchester and Milton Bank, $1,354 41 
« Massachusetts " 513 36 

Cash in the Treasury, 60 10 

$1927 &7 



$6,467 87 

Of the above cash in the Treasury, the sum of $18 84 belongs to 
the surplus revenue. 
* — — — ~" 

It should be noted that the Town has at the Alms House for their 
use, a yoke of oxen, valued at $135 00, which were received from the 
Surveyors of Highways for board of hired men, and which explains 
the difference between their accounts of cash paid for board. This 
circumstance was not known to the auditors when they prepared that 
part of their report. 

An estimate of the receipts into the treasury, and of the sum nec- 
essary to be raised by taxes, for the present year, has been prepared 
by the Selectmen and Treasurer, and is herewith annexed for the 
consideration of the Town. 

The Auditor's regret that the system, "that all disbursements should 
be made by the Treasurer, and receipts paid into the Treasury," as 
recommended in the last Auditor's report, has not been practised to 
its full extent. It must be obvious that such a course would make a 
more perfect system of expenditures, and lessen very materially the 
duties both of the Selectmen and Auditors; at the same time they are 
gratified with the assurance that this course will be pursued in future 
as far as practicable. 

They present this, their second printed report, in a more detailed 
form than that of last year ; and while they have aimed at correct- 
ness, they do not pretend that it is entirely perfect, but essentially 
a fair statement of the finances of the Town. 
Respectfully submitted, by 

OTIS SHEPARD, 

ROBERT RICHARDSON, V Auditors, 1840. 

ROBERT VOSE, 

Dorchester, March 31st, 1840. 



•23 

Estimale of the probable Expenses of the Town of Dorches- 
ter, for the year 1840. 
Schools, $5,20000 

Highways, 1,500 00 

Poor in the Ahns House, 1,600 00 

" outof the Alms House, 
Lunatics at Hospital, AVorcester, 
Engines, 

Abatement "of Taxes, 
Collector's Fees and Discounts, 
Town Officers, 
North Burying Ground, 

AVidening Commercial and Norfolk Streets, by order of Coun- 
ty Commissioners, 
Removing rock near Darius Brewer's house, 
Incidental expenses, 

$13,003 00 



400 00 


400 00 


200 00 


530 00 


600 00 


500 00 


45 00 


jn- 


350 00 


150 00 


528 00 



Resources, 

School Fund from the State, $100 00 

Interest on Town school property and Bank dividends, 406 00 

Due from State, City of Boston and Towns, 97 00 

For sundries at the Alms House, 200 00 

To be raised by Taxes, 11,200 00 

$12,003 00