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AUDITORS' THIRD PRINTIID REPORT 





RECEIPTS AND EXPENDIITOES 



OF THE 



TOAVN OF DORCHESTER, 

\jr BEING / 

A GE^^ERAL STATEMENT OF THE EXPENSES OF THE TOWN, 



FROM 



February 1, 1841, to February 1, 1842. 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN. 



BOSTON: 
PRINTED BY HENRY L. DEVEREUX, 

No. 4 Water Street. 
1842. 



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Appropriations and Receipts for lS^l-'i2. 

For Schools, . 65,200 00 

Hiijliwavs, 1,800 00 

Poor in Alms House, 1,450 00 

" out of Alms House, 400 00 

Lunatics at Hospital, Worcester, 300 00 

Eui^ines, 200 00 

Wideninjr Norfolk Street, 200 00 

Town Officers, 425 00 

Abatement of Taxes, 500 00 

C(jllector's Fees and Discounts, 550 00 

Incidental Expenses, 817 00 

Removing Rocks at Upper Mills, 100 00 
" " near John Mears', 75 00 

Enlarging Insane House, 500 00 

Ornamenting Burying Grounds, 10 00 
Balance due to Road Committee ]840, 49 98 



Total Appropriations, §12,63698 

Receipts of Town Treasurer, ) TS4101 

excluding Taxes. ) ' 

Balance in Treasury^ Feb. 1st, 1841, 1,509 32 



§15,986 51 



Expenditures, 

1841-42. 

$5,909 77 

1,800 00 

1,754 83 

508 24 

300 76 

150 45 

172 88 

415 80 

365 75 

534 07 

562 13 

100 00 

37 64 

615 67 

70 00 

49 98 

$13,347 97 

Military 
servicbs 
to be re- 
I'unded. 

265 00 
^13,612 97 






Receipts of Town Treasurer from all sources^ 1 

From A. Rhoades, Int. on Eleazer Rhoades' Mortgage, 
William Tolman, for Taxes for 1840, 
State Treasurer, for Military Services, 
" " . State Paupers, 

" " " School Fund, 

" Dorchester and Milton Bank, Dividend on 2 

Shares, 7 per cent. 
" State Bank, Div'd on 78 Shares at 2 3-4 pr. ct. 
" " 75 " at 1 pr. ct. 

" Treraont " 7 " at 6 " 

For Sale of 3 Shr's State Bank, §56 50 each Surp. Rev 
" Transfer of 2 Shares, State Bank, Surplus Rev. to 
School Fund, for 
From William Floyd, for board of Marshall Floyd, 
'' Benjamin Pettee, for principal on Mortgage, 
" William Tolman, Collector, for Taxes, 1841, 
" Otis Shepnrd, for 2 years Interest on Mortgage of 

John W^. Munroe, 
" Cliarles Howe, for Interest on IMoney loaned, 
" Oliver Hall, for sundries sold at Alms Plouse, 
" Eleazer J. Bispham, for sundries sold, and pau- 
per accounts. 
Balance in the Treasury at last Auditing, 



841-42. 

$10 00 

56 58 

340 00 

37 22 

194 30 

14 00 
128 70 

45 00 

42 00 

. 169 50 

113 02 

26 00 

37 00 

12,021 06 

12 00 

15 00 
417 79 

238 68 
1,509 32 



Total, receipts of the Treas'r, including last BaPce $15,427 17 



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Expenditures, 1 84 1 -42. 
Schools. 

District No. 1. — Oiie 3Iale and one Female Teacher. 
Paid Charles Colburn, for teaching, 2 1-2 months, $86 25 

" John M. Colcord, for teaching, 9 months and 3 1-2 

weeks, 342 42 

" " monthly reports, 3 ; books, 1 92, 4 92 

« " 150 quills, 83 ; steel pens, 2 10, 2 93 

" " 1 gallon ink, 1 12; 2 brooms, 50, 162 

1 bell 75, 1 ditto, 38; brush, 33, 1 46 
" " books for indigent sch'rs, 75; mug,12, 87 

'♦ " 2 mats, 3 00; making fires, 15 00, 18 00 

" Lucy A. Blake, for teaching, 11 weeks, 44 00 

" " " Cleaning, 187; making fires, 50, 2 37 

" Mary V. Glover, for teaching, 40 weeks and 4 days, 141 60 
" " •' books for indigent sch'rs,82 ; bell, 25, 107 

" Thaddeus Clap, for cleaning and repairing clock, 2 50 

6 ft wood 5 72 ; 5 ft bark, 5 00, 10 72 
•' " " Cleaning out-houses, 50, 50 

" Edward Bird, for 4 days painting, 6 00; paints, 6 31, 12 31 
" " •' glass and setting, 84 ; whitewas'ng 2 00, 2 84 

" Benj. Baker, for 2 days work, 3 41 ; 24 feet boards, 72, 4 13 
" " " 2 lb. nails, 15; hinges and screws, 22, 37 

" Roswell Gleason, for cvlender, 2 42; elbow, 67; 

labor, 1 25, ' 4 34 

'• George Farwell, for 5 tons coal, 42 50 

" William Swan, for work and stock, 4 00 

Amos Upham, for 2 1-2 lb. soap. 23 



$731 95 

Total, Teaching, $614 27 

" Furniture and repairs, 35 82 

" Books, 6 49; quills, pens and ink, 405, 10 54 

Making fires, 15 50 ; cleaning, 2 60, 18 10 

Fuel, 53 22 



$731 95 



District No 2. — One 31ale and one Female Teacher. 
Paid William F. Basto, for teaching, 42 days, $52 50 

" " making fires, 10 70; 1 gal- 

Ion ink, 1 00, 1170 

" " books for indigent scholars, I 46 

Levi Dodge, for teaching, 10 months and 16 days, 368 15 
making fires and sweeping, 11 50; 
2 brooms, 42, mug, 10, 12 02 

book 67; books for indigent schol- 
ars, 1 03, 1 70 






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Paid L. Dodge, for paper for covering library and register, 46 
«' Ann E. Howe, for teacliing, 2 years and 3 months, 468 00 

" George Farwell, for 5 tons coal, 42 50 

" George Dodge, for 4 3-4 days' work, $9 50 ; stock, 100, 10 50 
" Lemuel S. Blackmail, for puttying 2 sashes, 25 ; 24 

lights glass, 4 27, 4 52 
" Roswell Gleason, for mending boilers, 1 07 ; water 

poF, 75, 1 82 
«' " 2 pails 60 ; 4 cups, 67; clean- 
ing stove, 2 00, 3 27 
«' " stove, 6 00 ; elbow, 50; fun- 
nel, 80, 7 30 
" " cleaning stoves and screen and 

putting up stoves, 6 00 

" for 4 feet of wood delivered from the Alms House, 3 13 

$995 03 

Total, Teaching, $888 65 

" Furniture and repairs, 33 93 

Books, 3 16: ink, 1 00; paper, 46, 4 62 

" making fires and sweeping, 22 20 

Fuel, 45 63 



$995 03 



District No. 3. — One Male and one Female Teacher. 
Paid Daniel Mansfield, for teaching, 1 year, 1 month and 

one day, $476 23 

books, 1 04; bell, 1 25, 2 29 

" Anna Pearson, for teaching, 1 year, 208 00 

" Edward Foster, for bell, 1 25 ; brush, 38 ; 5 brooms 

$125, 2 88 

" " 6chairs, 2 25; cleaning clock, 1 00 3 25 

" rep'ng desk and seats, 1 00 ; glass and nails, 63, 1 63 

" " 1 cord wood, 6 50 ; sawing and 

splitting, 2 00, 8 50 

" " carting coal, 2 00 ; cleansing 

school and out-houses, 3 00, 
" Jacobs & Foster, for making fires, 
" William Homes, for 1 cord wood, 5; sawing and 

splitting, 1 25, 
" Josiah Webb, for 10075 lbs. coal, 
" William F. Williams, for whitewashing, 3 93 ; lime 

and mortar, 57, 
" Roswell Gleason, for 2 brushes, 2 25 ; 4 brooms, 1 00, 

fixing stove 75 ; Pipe 1 30, 
cleaning and putting up funnel, 

1* $784 65 






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42 82 


4 50 


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Total, Teaching, $684 23 



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Furniture and repairs, 21 81 

«• Making fires, 15 00 ; cleaning 3 00, 18 00 
" Books 1 04 ; fuel 59 57, 60 61 



$784 65 



District No. 4 — One Male and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Amasa Davenport, for teaching, 1 year, $450 00 

" " washing, 2 50 

" Lucy p. Tolrnan, for teaching 1 year, 208 00 

" Wm. L. Sloan, for making fires, 10 00 

" George Farwell, for one ton coal, 10 00 

" Josiah Webb, 10355 lbs coal, 44 00 

" Elisha Ford, for whitewashing, 8 00 

" George Dodge, for 1-4 day's work and stock, 75 

" Roswell Gleason, for grate 50 ; repair'g stove 2 00, 2 50 
" " hooks and staples 12 ; 2 yds 

cloth for curtains 32, 44 

" " mend'g pan 6 ; 30 baskets coal 9 40, 9 46 

" " funnel 4 54; 2 brooms 63; 

brush 1 12, 6 29 

" " getting in coal 75 ; sifter 37; 

covering screen 3 25, 4 37 

" " cleaning and putting up stove 

and funnel, 2 50 

" " book 20; do. for ind'gt sch'rs79, 99 

■" " setting glass 20; cup 8, 28 



$760 08 

Total, Teaching, $658 00 

" Furniture and repairs, 24 44 

" Books 99 ; mak'g fires and wash'g 12 50, 13 49 

" Fuel, 64 15 



$760 08 



District No. 5. — One Male and Two Female Teachers. 

Paid William Wakefield Jr. for Teaching 11 months 

and 26 days, 6433 73 

" " Books for Indigent scholars, 2 36 

" Julia E. Wilder, for teaching, 46 weeks, 174 25 

pail 28, book 19, 47 
" Clarissa C. Cook, for teach'g 1 yr and 1 week, 132 50 
" Martha A. Viles, for teaching 5 weeks, 17 50 
" James & Albert Pope, for 18 seats $36 00, put- 
ting up seats 99, 36 99 



Paid J. & A. Pope, for rep's, nails, locks, and hinges, 4 87 

" John P. Spooner, for cleaning school house, 5 00 

" Charles C. Temple, for making fires, 480 

" Leonard Everett Jr. for making fires, 5 00 
" Aaron D. Capen, for carting stones and gravel to 

school house yard, 3 00 

" Josiah Webb, for 10,180 lbs. coal, 43 26 

" 1 cord wood, 6 50 

Robert M. Todd, for 2 feet wood, 1 63 

E. Whaling, for sawing and splitting 4 cords wood, 2 75 

" getting in wood and coal, 1 62 

Geo. W. Leeds, for 10 lights glass, 2 00 



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Total, Teaching, $757 98 

" Furniture and repairs, 47 14 

« Books, 2 55 

Making fires 9 80, cleaning 5 00, 14 80 

Fuel, 55 76 



$878 23 



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$87823 



District No. 6. — One 31ale and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Ebenezer Tolman, for teaching, one year $450 00 

Deduct for lost time 8 66 $441 34 

" " for making fires 1050, setting 

glass 33, 10 83 

" " 3 1-8 cords wood 14 06 ; sawing 

wood, 170, 15 76 

" " whitewash'g 2 25; soap 28; 

washing 2 75, ^28 

•' " 3 brushes 2 25; covering 

desk 50, 2 75 

" " 2 dampers ; repairing funnel 

and coal hod, 94 

" Susan M. Pearson, for teaching 1 year, 208 00 

" Josiah Webb, for 10,460 lbs coal, 44 46 

" Roswell Gleason, for coal sifter, 2 50 



Total, Teaching, $64934 

" Furniture and repairs, 8 77 

" Making fires and washing, 13 53 

" Fuel, 6022 



$731 86 



$731 86 



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District No. 7. — One Male Teacher 4 ivinter months, one Female 

Teacher the rest of the year. 
Paid Charles W. Dame, for teaching 4 months, $120 00 

" Sophia D. Gilman, for teaching 8 months, 136 00 

" A. Kenney, for 8 1-2 feet wood 5 53 ; sawing 

and splitting, 75, 628 

'• " getting in coal 25 ; making fires 4 25, 4 50 

" *' grate 50 ; 2 brooms 60 ; repairs 42, I 52 

" «« ink 1 00 ; 2 chairs 90 ; cleaning 1 00, 2 90 

setting glass and repairing stove funnel, 33 
11 yds cloth for curtains, 146 

" George W. Leeds, for setting 3 lights glass, 60 

" Josia'h Webb, for 4030 lbs coal, 17 13 

" Roswell Gleason, for cylinder 3 25 ; elbow 37 ; 

labour 1 00, ^ . 4 62 



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Total, Teaching, $256 00 

" Furniture and repairs, 9 43 

" Making fires 4 25; cleaning 100, 5 25 
" Ink 1 00 ; Fuel 23 QQ, 24 66 



$295 34 



$295 34 



School No. 8. — One Female Teacher. 
Paid Harriet F. Pearson, for teaching 1 year, $198 25 

" Josiah Webb, for 3245 lbs. coal, 13 79 



$212 04 



School No. 9. — One Female Teacher. 

Paid Sarah Wiswall, for teaching, 1 year, $208 00 

" " books, 1 46 

" Cyrus Balkam,for white wash'g, 2 50 ; 2 brooms 54, 3 04 

" " taking down and putting up stove, 1 00 

" " mend'g sifter and blind fasten'gs, 1 00 

" " put'gincoal, $1 ; wash'g room, $1, 2 00 

" " 1 cylinder and 2 grates for stove, 2 87 

" " horse and waggon to cart the same, 75 

" A. & W. Pope, for 82 feet boards, 1 31 

" Joseph Clap Jr., for writing desk, 4 50 

" Josiah Webb, for 3050 lbs. coal, 12 96 

" R. H. Hildreth, for mak'g fires, 7 50 ; wood, 2 00, 9 50 



$248 39 
Total, Teaching, $208 00 

" Furniture and repairs, 14 47 

" Books, 1 46 



Total, Making fires, 7 50; washing, 100, 
" Fuel, 



8 50 
15 96 



$248 39 



School No. 10. Little Neck. — One Female Teacher. 



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Paid Maria M. Lindsey, for teaching 33 weeks, $108 00 

bocks, 1 25 ; pail, 30, 1 55 
" cleaning, 2 00; care of 

room, 4 95, 6 95 

" making window, 67 

A. <fc W. Pope, for 60 feet limber, 72 
Thaddeus Clap, for 3 1-2 feet bark, 4 00 ; 2 feet 

wood, 1 91, 5 91 

desk, 4 25 ; 2 chairs, 95, 5 20 

George Farwell, for 2 tons coal, 17 00 



Total, Teaching, $108 00 

" Fnrnitnre and repairs, 6 89 

" Cleanincp, 2 00; careof room, 4 95, 6 95 
" books, f 25 ; fuel, 22 91, 24 16 



il46 00 



$146 00 



General School Expenses. 

Paid George Farwell, for error in coal, 1840, 

George B. Billings, for school money for the farms, 
Edmund Pope, for scliool money for Squantnm, 
Moses Gleason, for 30 dinners and putting up 10 

horses for school committee, 
D. Clap, Jr. for 1500 Regulations of School Com. 
Thaddeus Clap, for blank book for school committee, 

" 10 day's examining schools, 

Bradley Minor, for 20 day's 
Daniel Butler, for 10 day's 



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6 00 

16 00 

5 33 

30 00 
27 75 
1 12 
10 00 
20 00 
10 00 



Grand Total of School Expenses. 



For teaching, 
" Furniture and repairs, 

Books, quills, pens and ink, 
Making fires and cleaning, 
Fuel, 






5 022 72 
202 70 
23 45 
119 83 

414 87 



General school expenses. 



5 783 57 
126 20 



5 909 77 



No. 1, 

2, 

3, 

4, 

5, 

6, 

7, 

8, 

9, 

10, 

Gen'l exp. 



$126 20 

731 95 
995 03 
784 65 
760 08 
878 23 
731 86 
295 34 
212 04 
248 39 
146 00 
126 20 



$5 909 77 



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/in No. 2, was in consequence of the female 

being paid for one year and three months' 

li bills had been allowed, amounting to $260, 

payment. The teacliers are now all paid to 

/th the exception of the male teacher in No. 7. 









in the Alms House ^ 1841-2. 

Paid Peter BlaW for 734 lbs, fish, 22 97; 20 mackerel, 

2 10, 
" calf's head and pluck, 

Viles & Atkins, for 200 lbs. salt fish, 
J. D. & J. Goodnow, for 100 lbs. salt fish, 2 37; 

7 1-4 lbs. snuff, 1 23, 
Daniel Weld 6^ Sons, for 28 1-4 gals. N. E. rum, 

8 13 ; 60 lbs. tea, 27 00 ; 24 lbs. tobacco, 3 30, 
38 13 — deduct from the latter for 46 lbs. coffee, 
returned, 4 83, 

William B. Harding, for 9 gals. N. E. rum, 
James Glover, for 21 gals. N. E. rum, 5 88; 6 bbls. 
flour, 37 38, 
" for 10 bushels potatoes, 5 60 ; 112 

bushels corn, 83 70, 
" 4 bushels rye meal, 3 24 ; 1-2 gal. 

brandy, 40, 
Wright, Priest & Co. for 55 lbs. tobacco, 17c 
Jasper H. Eaton, for 3 bbls. flour, 16 75; 40 bushels 
corn, 23 40, 
" for 6 bushels rye meal, 

Bangs and Brewer, for 1 bbl. flour, 
Ebenezer Sumner, for 20 bushels potatoes, 7 60; 

548 lbs. beef, 33 S3, 
Benjamin B. Davis, for 2 bushels potatoes, 
James H. Blake, for 16 bushels rye meal, 12 73 ; 

4 do Indian, 2 60, 
William Homes, for 285 1-2 lbs. beef and veal, 16 97; 
1-2 cord wood, 3 25, 
" for waggon to cart hay, 

Holden& Bullard.. for 3 bbls. beef, 37 62 ; 1 bbl. 
pork, 16 00, 
for 324 lbs. beef, 
William Parker, for 1292 lbs. hee(, veal and mutton, 
74 55— deduct for 3274 lbs. hay, 29 10; 1 bbl. 
windfall pears, 1 50—30 60, 
Elhridge Bramhall, for 37 lbs. veal, 3 l-2c 
John Faxon, for veal 85 ; 44 lbs. mutton, 2 03 — 2 88 

Deduct for skewers, 41 
L. M. Dyer, for 61 lbs. veal, 2 65 ; 4 calves' heads, 

1 81, 









25 07 

75 

4 75 

3 60 



33 30 

2 70 

43 26 
89 30 

3 64 
9 35 

40 15 

4 70 

5 50 

41 43 
1 50 

15 33 

20 22 
50 

53 62 

21 21 

43 95 

1 29 

2 47 
4 46 



51 53 


1 88 


157 50 


22 32 


21 49 


8 81 


35 76 


2 00 



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Paid Otis Shepard, for wood at auction, 25 97 

" Otis Siiepard & Co. for bread, 8 10; 14 lbs. flour, 

60 ; manure, 42 83, 
" Richard Martin, for 2 feet wood, 
" Elijah Tolman, for 30 cords wood, 5 25, 
*' George Farweil, for 55 80 lbs. coal, 
*' Amos Uphani, for groceries as per bill, 
*' Joseph Marshall, for sundry goods, as per bill, 
*' Andrew Glover, for groceries, as per bill, 
" Sands & Craft, for 1 bbl. apples, 
" Joel R. Plowe, for 1 bbl. apples, 75 ; 2 pair shoes, 

Maria Bird, 2 75, 3 50 

" " for 1 pair shoes, Mrs. Bird, 1 50 ; 

1 do Joanna Howe, 1 37, 2 87 

" John Preston, for 4 boxes chocolate, 33 00 

" Charles G. Fisher, for 15 lbs. cheese, 1 24 

" Oliver Hall, for 27j lbs. turkies, 3 40 ; cash to 

Howard Ford, 100, 4 40 

" " for advertising, 2 25; hinges and 

screws, 1 34; board, 25, 3 84 

" " for cash to poor, election and independence, 3 68 

*' " cash to Mr. Baldwin to obtain Lyon's 

pension, 
" " cash to Mrs. Bird, 200 ; cash to Ca- 

pen for tools, 200, 
*' Robert Thaxter, for 13 visits and medicine to sundry 

persons in alms house, 
*' E. & F. King, for paints and medicines, 
*' iloswell Gleason for medicine, 2 75; butts and screws, 
" " 43; mending tin ware, 84 ; lead 

pipes, 3 35j 
" " tubes, 37 ; tin tubes, 70 ; 45 1-4 

lb. sheet lead, 3 17, 
" " lantern, 88 ; funnel and wire, 

8 01, 
" " labor 1 00 ; 2 brooms, 56, 

^' John Holbrook, for 1 hog, 150 lbs. 
" David Torrey, for 265 lbs. pigs, 
" Leonard Howe, for dressing and cutting 3 hogs, 

*' 12 3-4 days' work, laying wall, 

*' William Clap, chairman of road committee, for 1 

yoke oxen, 95 00 ; use of oxen, 9 00, 
104 00; deduct for boarding men and 
sundries, 57 83, 46 17 

" William Bacon, for dry goods, as per bill, 21 18 

*' Sarah A. Blaney, for dry goods, as per bill, 1 69 

*' Hovey &. Co. for 4 bushels barley, 4 00 

** Charles B, Dana, for grass seed, 4 97 



2 00 


4 00 


10 75 


1194 


, 3 18 


4 19 


4 24 


8 89 


1 56 


9 75 


15 16 


3 00 


25 50 



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Paid Samuel D. McElroy, for 17 days, 8 hours haying, 31 08 

" Edward V. Monroe, for blacksmiths' work, 38 15 

" Benjamin Reed, for pump boxes and irons, 19 74 

" Thomas W. Walker, for 2 axes, 3 00 
" Walker &, Brother, for 172 lbs. sheet lead, 9 46 ; 

200 lbs. nails, 11 00, 20 46 

«' A. & W. Pope, for 710 feet timber, boards and joist, 10 41 

" lumber for repairing alms house, 177 02 

" Solomon Piper &, Co. for 1 cask lime, 1 00 

" Calvin Davenport, for 13 1-4 days' work, repairing 

alms house, 23 19 
" Edward Jones, Jr. for 13 days' work, repairing alnaa 

house, 22 75 
" Asa Davenport, for 13 1-2 days' work, repairing 

alms house, 23 63 

" plank, 30 

" Dorchester turnpike corporation, for tolls, 9 50 
" Ebenezer Clap, for 4 loads tan, 2 30 ; 19 lbs. 

leather, 4 37, 6 67 

" 2 bushel's hair, 50 
'' Tillson & Mitchell, for pegs, knives, thread and 

bristles, 1 64 

" Donald Kennedy, for tanning calf skin, 38 

" Proprietors of Lyceum Hall, for stove, 10 00 

" Clement Sumner, for load of slate stone, 2 00 
" Daniel Davenport, for funeral services, John Jennison 

and Lettice Pierce, 6 00 
" Jesse D. Hutchinson, for 6 months and 10 day's ser- 
vices as keeper, 158 22 
" Sundries furnished the alms 

house, 5 18 

" Joel R. Howe, for 6 month's services, as keeper, 150 00 

f 1754 83 
Deduct from Expeiises of Poor in the House, 

For cash of Tenney & Rice, for oakum, 49 68 

" Ebenezer Sumner, for 1 yoke oxen, 120 00 
" " for Ca pen's work, 
building fence at North burying 

ground, 13 88 
" Jesse D. Hutchinson, for Capen's 

work, 2 48 

" " for an axe, 1 50 

" Skewers, 5 24 ; old iron, 1 57, 6 81 

" Road committee, for hay, 22 23 

" William Swan, for hay, 17 70 

" Joel R. Howe, for hay sold by him, 47 53 

" Ebenezer Eaton, for Capens' work, 3 75 



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For cash of Moses Draper, for use of cart, 25 

'♦ Artillery Company, for use of horse, 2 50 
" Lewis Leeds, for use of oxen & roller, 2 00 
" Steph. Wales, Jr. for suuimer pears, 21 31 
" winter pears, 52 33 

Warren Glover, " 1172 

John Hill, " 18 75 

Asa Davenport, " 16 50 

Otis Shepard, " 3 00 

Lemuel S. Blackman, *« 1 50 

Daniel Davenport, " 1 00 

Edward V. Munroe, " 1 37 

John Bussey, for board of Jaazaniah 

Bussey, 6 00 

George Haynes, 1 year's rent of Bax- 

tur house, 32 00 

Jesse Lyon, tor 823 lbs. salt hay, 4 94 
Arcliibald Dunmore,for 1106 lbs. hay, 6 63 
Minott Thayer, for 3554 lbs. hay, 21 32 
Clement Sumner, for 4280 lbs. hay, 25 68 
" 4 feet of wood delivered school No. 2, 3 13 
7 1-4 cords of wood delivered to poor 

out of the house, 45 32 562 81 



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Making the expenses of the poor in the house, 

deducting receipts as above, $1192 02 

There has been expended, of the above sum, for necessary re- 
pairs on the Alms House, for a new pump, and for improving the 
yard back of the house, the sum of $337 39. 



Statement of the inmates of the Alms House. 

Number admitted the year past, 8 

" now in the house, 26 

" of deaths the year past, 4 

" of foreigners now in the house, 1 

" discharged the year past, 1 



Poor out of the Alms House, 1841-2. 

Paid Samuel Mulliken, for 50 visits and medicine to Mrs. 

Gunnison and Samuel Littlefield, 39 25 
«• Charles Howe, for goods delivered Samuel Littlefield, 5 00 

" Williaai Clap, for 1 load of sand to Tryphosa Bray, 1 00 

«' Oliver Hall, for cash to Tryphosa Bray, 24 00 
" For 1 cord wood from the alms house, to Tryphosa 

Bray, ' 6 25 

" Henry A. Norris & Co. for coffin for James H Bee, 5 00 
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Paid William Tolman, for funeral services, Sylvanus 

Belcher, 3 00 

" Joseph Burt, for coffin for Sylvanus Belcher, 6 00 

" Eliza A. Brooks, for 1 year boarding vSarali J. Hague, 21 84 
" Robert M. Todd, for 1 cord wood to^Mary Bird, 7 00 

" For 1 cord of wood from the alms house to Mary Bird, 6 25 
" Town of Canton, for expenses 3 00, coffin 3 00, for 

Calvin Bird, 6 00 

" William Tolman, for funeral services of Calvin Bird, 3 00 
" " " Stephen B. Crowell, 3 50 

" Eleazer J. Bispham, for cash to Stephen B. Crowell, 20 00 
" George Farwell, for 1 cord of wood to Hannah 

Bromell, 6 00 

" Oliver Hall, for cash to Hannah Bromell, 50 00 

" For 6 feet wood from the alms house, to Hannah 

Bromell, 4 69 

" George Farwell, for half ton coal to Catharine Bur- 

goyne, 5 50 

" George Farwell, for 1 cord wood to Nathaniel Jordan, 7 00 
" William Homes, " " 7 00 

" For 2 1-2 cords wood from alms bouse, to " 15 63 

" Mary Mcintosh, for 1 year boarding Adeline Towns- 
end, 26 38 
" City of Boston, for support of Gilman Hook in house 

of correction, 4 47 

" •' for support of Jaazaniah Biissey in 

house of correction, 39 15 
Deduct for labor, 17 01 22 14 

" Thomas Rollins, for coffin, 3 00, robe, 1 67, for 

Aurilla Wentworth, 4 67 

" William Tolman, for funeral services, Aurilla Went- 
worth, 3 00 
" Daniel Davenport, for funeral services, Andrew 

Danielson, 2 50 

" William Homes, for 1-2 cord wood, to Robert Smith, 3 50 
" Josiah Webb, " to Jane Elliott, 3 50 

" " " to Sarah Field, 3 50 

" " " to Samuel Litllefield, 3 50 

" Mace Smith, for expense of interment of male child 

found dead at Little Neck, 3 00 

" Andrew Nevins, for nursing and attendance, Samuel 

Knox, while sick with small pox, 16 00 

" William Carswell, for nursing and attendance Sam'i 

Knox, 14 00 

" Amos Upham, for goods delivered Mrs. Kelton and 

Mrs. Beals, 35 33 

" For 1 cord wood from alms bouse to Mrs. Kelton 

and Mrs. Beals, 6 25 



15 

Paid Town of Roxbury, for 9 feet wood, 7 88 ; goods, 

2 4-2, delivered Mrs. Toby, 10 30 

" William F. Williams, for boarding and nursing Mrs. 

Elizabeth Hunt, 7 50 

" " for horse and waggon to convey 

^ her to the alms house, 1 GO 

" Andrew Glover, for 3 pair boots to Mr. Trumnough, 2 62 
" Oliver Hall, for cash to Susannah Holden, 12 00 

" Eleazer J. Bispham, for cash to Rebecca Preston, 63 50 
" " cash to Hutchinson, expenses 

to Canton, 42 

" For 1 cord wood from alms house, to Martha W. Pratt, 6 25 



$508 24 
Deduct from Expenses of the Poo?' out of the House. 
For cash of the town of Milton, for support of 

Louiza Glover, 15 22 

" John Preston, for support of Rebec- 

ca Preston, 75 00 

" John Bussey, for support of Jaaza- 

niah Bussey in house of correction, 22 14 
" Town of Chatham, for support and 

funeral expenses of Stephen B. 
Crowell, 29 75 142 11 



Total expense of poor out of the house, $366 13 

Support of Lunatics in Hospital, Worcester, 1841. 
Paid Alfred D. Foster, for boarding Marshall Floyd 

1 year, 130 00 

« " for clothing " 18 67 

" b'rding Elisha D. Pierce, 1 yr. 130 00 

" " clothing " 17 32 

" " 6 months' interest on $158 95, 4 77 



$300 76 



Deduct for cash paid Town Treasurer, by William 

Floyd, for board of Marshall Floyd, 26 00 

$274 76 



Engines, 1841. 

Paid Joseph Wiswall, for 11 members' services. No. 1, $13 75 
" William Tolman, for 2 members' services. No. 1, 2 50 

" David Capen, for services. No. 1, 1 25 

" Samuel C. Bird, for oiling hose and cleaning engine 

No. 2. 3 00 



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16 



" Setli B. Bass, 19 members' services, No. 3, 

" Augustus Tufts, for services, " 

" William M. Blackmail, for services, " 

" Wm. Tolman, for Solomon H. Willis' services, No. 3, 

" Roswell Gleason, for Rent, 

" " for Wm. M. Blackmail's bill, 

repairing and cleaning, No. 3, 
John Arnold, Jr., for 12 members' services, No. 4, 
Charles F. Sloane, for services, " 

William Tolman, for 2 members' services, " 
" Georse L. Fisher, for 14 lbs. Tallow, $1 26 ; 200 lbs. 
Coal, SO 82 06; 2 3-4 Galls Oil, 83 93 ; 
4 1-2 Days' Work, 86 75, $10 68, No. 4, 
" Samuel R. Savil, for 16 members' services, No. 5, 
" " " " 10 1-2 Days' Work, 815 75 ; 8 feet ) 

Hose 87 71, 823 46, Bioom and Rotten V2396 

Stone. 50, No. 5, j 

" W^illiam Tolman, for Henry L. Fowle's services, No. 5, 1 25 

" John A. Smith, for 12 members'services, No. 7, 15 00 

" William Tolman, for Hillmau Burgess' services, No. 7, 1 25 



1 



23 75 


125 


1 25 


1 25 


7 00 


2 50 


15 00 


125 


2 50 


12 74 


20 00 



8150 45 



Widening Norjolk Street, 1841. 

Paid Elijah Withington, for 22 Days'Work, at 6.9, 824 75 
" " " for 14 Days' Horse and Cart, 

at 6.9, 15 75, 840 50 
" John Warren, for 27 1-2 Days' Work, at 6.9, 830 94 

" " " for 11 Days' Horse and Cart at 6.9, 12 37, 43 31 
" William Tolman. for 12 1-2 Days' Work at 9s, 818 75 

" " " 7 Days' Horse and Cart at 6.9, 7 87 26 62 

" Henry Clark, for 15 1-2 Days' Work, at 6.9, 17 43 

Clement Sumner, for work by Fiben Wheeler, 25 00 

Joseph. Tolman, for 5 Days' Work, at 69 5 62 

Daniel Talbot 2d, for 2 1-2 Days' Work at 6.9, 2 81 

John Welles, for work, 5 38 

William Love, for work, 2 50 

Geo. W. Pond, for Drilling, Blowing and Powder, 3 71 

8172 88 



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Highways, 1841. 

Paid William Clap, for balance of 1840, $49 98 

The following orders have been drawn on the Treasurer, by 

William Clap, Chairman of Road Committee. 

To Clement Sumner, for 3 yoke of oxen, 331 00, 
" " rep'rs of highways, 170 00, 50100 

'♦ Wm. Clap, 5 orders for repairs of highways, 731 57 



200 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


22 23 


30 20 


15 00 



17 

To Lewis Pierce, 2 orders for repairs of hjohways, 

" Edward H. 11. Riiggles, for repairs of highways, 

" Edward Jones, for repairs of highways, 

" Oliver Downs, for 1 yoke of oxen, 

" Oliver Hall, for hay of the town, 

" Cyrus BaiUham Jr., for 2 scrapers, 

" Geo. B. Billings, for roads at Sqnantum and farms, 

$1800 00 

Annexed is the account of the Road Committee, as furnished 
to the Auditor. 
William Clap, Surveyor for District No. t, and as Chairman 

of Road Committee. 
Paid Warren Glover, for sundry bills, labour, gravel and 

tools, Nos. I and 2, 8101 56 

" Lewis Pierce, for Luther Spear's work in 1840, 

No. 3, 5 00 

" " balance of his account, 28 30 

" Henry Clap, for labour, gravel, hay and black- 
smiths' work, No. 4, 106 33 
" E. H. R. Ruggles, for repairs of highways, No. 5, 100 00 
" Cleuiei)t Sumner, for balance of his account, No. 6, 17 64 
" Edward Jones, to purchase oxen, No. 7, 120 00 
" " for balance of his account, 10 08 
" Stephen Hall, for wheels and repairing ox cart, 40 25 
" Abner Pratt, for ISOolbs. hay and weighing, 11 87 
" Isaac Paul, for ISOOIbs. do. do. 15 22 
" A.Lothrop,for2250]b3. do. do. 22 83 
" J.Iichael Hafferou, for 2 1-2 months and 2 days work, 38 66 
" Timothy Smiih, for 2 1-2 months' work, 37 50 
" Thomas H. Huntress, for work, 31 40 
" for ISiOlbs. hay and weighing, 13 31 
" 6 Plough Points, 2 95 ; one ox yoke, 4 75 ; lOlb.Lead 

for yokes, 72, 
" Edward V. Munroe, for iron work, 
Oliver Davenport, do. do. 

Overseers of the Poor, for Boarding men 20 weeks 
and 5 days, at 2 75, 
" 2 bush, potatoes and Sundries, 

" Humphrey & Souther, for 76 bushels Meal, at 58, 
" Samuel Payson, for boarding men, 
" Phineas H. Burnham, for 18 days' work, 
" Ebenezer D. Tileston, for meal, 
" Andrew Glover, for gravel and meal, 
" Amos L'pham, for molasses, whips, &c. 
" 2-5 Laborers, for work, sundry payments, 
" Malhern, Gately, SIcFarland and Doland, for labor, 

sundry payments, 114 16 

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8 42 


52 15 


8 17 


56 95 


88 


44 08 


30 25 


10 50 


15 72 


20 43 


1 64 


49 63 



18 

Paid James B. Hearsey, for 16 days work, at 7s, 18 68 
" Wm. Clap, for 12 1-4 days work on hi;rhways, at 1 50, 18 38 
" 5 lb. leather for wheels, 60; post and board for rail- 
ing, 60 ; bridge stone, 37, 1 57 
Repairing bridge near Amos Upham's, 3 25 
3 3-4 days man, horse and cart, 9 38 
" 4 men and 2 teams, carting gravel one day, near 

Jacob Bird's, 8 00 
" L. Washburn, for 100 loads gravel, $4 00, 

Deduct for use of cart 10 days at 25, 2 50, 1 50 

" for 7 loads gravel of Henry Humphreys, 42 

" for 3 loads gravel and chip stones carted on road, 1 68 



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$1275 79 
By 5 orders on the Treasurer, $731 57 

" cash for 1 yoke oxen, 95 00 

" use of oxen, 9 00 

" cash of E. H. R. Ruggles, for 1 yoke oxen, 100 00 
" cash of Clement Sumner, for 3 yoke oxen, 225 00 1160 57 



Balance due William Clap, $115 22 



Warren Glover'' s account, Surveyor for No. 2 

For 28 days services as Surveyor, at 1 50, in Nos. 1 and 2, $42 00 

" Labour, 1 25; do. as Secretary, 3 00, 4 25 

" Boarding Thomas H. Hutitross, for 1 week, 2 75 

" 2 whips, sharpening pickaxe, and setting ox shoe, 75 

Paid John Hill, for work, 1 25 

" James B. Hearsey, for labor, 24 09 ; going to 

Brighton, 1 00, 25 09 

" Joseph Marshall, for tools, 13 24 

" Calvin Davenport, for 5 loads gravel at 8, 40 

" Ebenezer Eaton, for 41 londs stone phips at 8, 3 28 

" Samuel Hildreth, for (i3 loads of gravel at 6, 3 78 

" Otis Shepard & Co., for 4 qts. molasses, 36 

" Ebenezer Wales, for drilling and blowing rocks, 1 95 

" Stephen Baker, for 16 loads gravel at 6, 96 

" Josiah Foster, for 27 loads gravel at 4, 1 08 

" Henry Humphreys, for 7 loads gravel at 6, 42 

By Cash of William Clap, at sundry times, $101 56 $101 56 



Leiois Pierce's account. Surveyor for No. 3. 
For 21 days services as Surveyor at 1 50, $31 50 

" Boarding a man one month, 12 00 ; 4001b. hay, 3 60, 15 60 
•' Pot, 8 ; 61b. grease, 36 ; hoe, 75 ; tolls, 22 ; levers, 50, 

balls for oxen, 75, 2 66 



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Paid Edward Whalen, for 16 days work at 1 12, 
'♦ Cornelius Desha, for labour, 
" James Collins, for labour, 
" Joseph Burbank, for 25 days work, 
" Luther Spear, for 202 loads gravel at 6, 
" Lewis F. Pierce, for work laying bridge, 
" William Niel, for 10 1-2 days work, 
" Henry Crane, for blacksmiths work, 
«' Thomas J. Tolman, for board and Plank, 
'♦ Humphrey & Souther, for 29 bushels meal at 58 
" " 27251bs. hay at 92, 

" Joseph Robinson, for sharpening pickaxes, 
" Jonathan Tilden, for 11 days work, 
" Joshua Pierce, for 170 loads gravel at 4, 
" Peter IMahoney, for labour, 
" Lewis Pierce, for man and team 7 days, 

Cr. By order on Town Treasurer, $200 00 
" cash of William Clap, 28 30 



Henry Clap's account, Surveyor for No. 4. 
For 23 days services, as Surveyor, at 1 50, 
" man and team, 6 00; man half day, 56, 
" man, horse and cart half day. 
Paid Ebenezer Wales, for 360 loads gravel, at 6, 
" John Delano, for blacksmiths work, 
" John C. Hewins, for blacksmiths work, 
" Thomas Baldwin, for half day's work, with oxen, 
" John Tolman, for 1340Ibs. hay and weighing. 

By Cash of William Clap, $106 33 $106 33 



18 00 


13 17 


20 48 


13 90 


12 12 


4 00 


11 81 


50 


63 


16 82 


25 07 


50 


11 37 


6 80 


4 19 


19 18 


8228 30 


228 30 


$34 50 


6 56 


1 12 


21 60 


1 31 


26 14 


1 50 


13 60 



Edioard H. R. Ruggles' account, Surveyor for No. 5. 

For services as Surveyor, $27 00 

Paid Peter Mahnney, for 15 days' work, at 6.9 16 87 

" Edward Whalen, for 15 1-2 days' work, at 6.9 17 44 

" Cornelius Desha, for 11 1-2 days' work, " 12 94 

" Jonathan Tilden, for 6 days' work, " 6 75 

" Lewis Pierce, for boarding men, " 4 80 

" James Collins, for 15 days' work, 16 87 

" Joseph Burbank, for work, 10 40 

" John Fury, for 10 days' work, 11 25 

" Henry Crane, for blacksmith's work, 4 09 

" Darius Brewer's bill, I 59 

" Artemas Greenwood, for hay, 15 90 

" John Collins, for repairing cart, 75 

'• Joshua Pierce, for gravel, 8 68 



2a 

Paid Otis Nichols, for gravdj 

" John Nightingale, for carting gravel, 
" Josiah Webb, for carting gravel, 
" Humphrey and Souther, for grain, 
" Leonard Everett, for boarding men, 
" Joseph Young, for grain, 



By order on Town Treasurer, 
" Cash of William Clap, 
" Cash of Leonard Everett, for hay, 

Balance due Edward H. R. Ruggles, ^41 93 





7 72 




16 50 




40 25 




17 48 




5 00 




2 70 




f 244 98 


$100 00 




100 00 




3 00 


203 00 



Clement Sumner's account. Surveyor for No. 6. 

For buying and selling oxen, $13 75 

" 15 days' work, as Surveyor, at 9s. 22 50 

" I 1-2 days' work, himself, 2 men, oxen and horse, 9 25 

Paid for 18981bs. hay and weighing, 20 14 

■" Humphrey & Souther, for 21 bushels meal, at 58c. 12 18 

" John Fury, for 15 days' work, at 6.9 16 88 

" James Collins, for 15 1-2 days' work, at 6.9 17 44 

" Peter Mahoney, for 15 days' work, at 6.9 16 88 

" Cornelius Desha, for 13 1-2 days' work, 14 87 

" Jonathan Tilden, for half day's work, 56 

" Edward Whalen, for 14 days' work, 15 75 

" J. Burbank, for labor, $8 12, 17 days' board, 7 29 15 41 

" Tristram Bird, for gravel, 11 70, cash paid for 

whip, 33, 12 03 



By order on Town Treasurer, $170 00 $187 64 

" cash of William Clap, 17 64 187 64 



Edward Jones'' account. Surveyor for No. 7. 

For 2 days with horse and waggon, buying oxen, $4 00 

" Services as Surveyor 9 days, 13 50 
" 1-2 day to get oxen sliod, 75. 1-2 day picking stones, 

1 25, 2 00 

" Man, Boy and Oxen, 3-4 day, picking stones, 2 84 

Paid Darius Brewer, for Lead for Yoke, 28. Henry Crane 

for Siioeing 1 00 1 28 

" Enoch Fenno, for mending Wheels, 3 75 

" Edward Whalen, for 9 days' work, at 6.9, 10 13 

" James Collins, for 9 days' work, at 6.9, 10 12 

" Peter Mahoney, for 8 1-4 days' work, at 6.9, 9 27 

" Cornelius Desha, for 9 days' work, at 6.9, 10 13 

" Joseph Burbank, for Labour 6 93. Boarding 5 50, 12 43 

" Jonathan Tilden for 1 days' work., at 6.9, 1 12 



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Paid 3 Men for scraping roads, 1-2 day 1 68 

" For 1760 lbs. Hay and weighing-/ 19 28 

" Humphrey t-S* Souther, for Meal, 8 55 

By order on Town Treasurer, 100 00, $110 08 

" Cash of William Clap, 10 08, ^110 08 

Note. By a reference to the accounts of the Surveyors, it will be 
observed, that the town is indebted to William Clap, t'^llS 22, and 
to Edward H. R. Ruggles, $41,98, making together $157 20, for 
expenditures for Highways ; but they have purchased in the last 
year. Wheels, Scrapers, and Tools, to the amount of more than 
$120 00 which, with the articles formerly bought, and now stored 
at the Aims-House, are worth more than tlie above excess of ex- 
penditures. It is therefore hoped that the town will, at the next 
Annual Meeting, provide for the reimbursement of that sum. 



Abatement of Taxes, 1841. 

Paid William Tolraan,,for Abatements to sundry persons, $365 75 

Collector'' s Fees and Discounts, 1841. 

Paid William Tolraan for fees and discounts, $534 07 



Town Officers, 1841-2. 

Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for services as Selectman and 

Overseer of the Poor, $45 00 

" William Tolman, for services as Selectman and 

Overseer of the Poor, 42 50 

" Oliver Hall, for services as Selectman and Overseer 

of the Poor, 40 00 

" Charles Howe, 1 years' salary as Treasurer, 80 00 

" Thomas J. Tolman for services as Town Clerk, 65 80 

" Joseph Clap, for 30 1-2 Days as Assessor, $32 50. 

Keeping Books, 2 00, 34 50 

" Lewis Pierce, for 28 Days as Assessor, $30 50 
•* " " for Horse and Chaise to 

Dedham, 1 50 32 00 

" Cyrus Balkam, for 21 Days as Assessor, 23 00 

" James Tolman, for 27 Days as Assessor, 29 00 

" John P. Clap, for 22 1-2 Days as Assessor, 24 00 



$415 80 



Improvements in Burying Grounds, 1841. 

Paid Samuel Downer, for his bill for Trees, 3 33 

" " " for Shriibherv, Plants, Flowers 

and Work, ' 31 67 $35 00 

" Nathaniel Ford, for work from May to October, 35,00 

$70 00 



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Removing Rocks near the Upper Mills, 1841. 



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12 Days' work, 


17 47 


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5 Days with Team, 


10 61 


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4 Casks Powder, 


10 84 


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Luther Gates' bill, 


8 66 


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George W. Pond's bill, 


9 62 


4( 


Cyrus Tewksbury's bill. 


9 62 


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William Love's bill. 


33 18 



$100 00 



Removing Rocks near John Mears^ 1841. 

Paid Edward H. R. Ruggles, for Horse to draw stones, 5 00 

" " Labor, 7 00 

" " Henry Orr's bill, 8 12 

" " Henry Needham's bill, 8 75 

" " Henry Crane's bill, 6 84 

" " Darius Brewer's bill, 1 37 

" " George Haynes' bill, 06 

" " John Nightingale's bill, 50 
































$37 64 



Military Services to be Refunded from the State. 

Paid Thomas Baldwin, for 29 Members Dorchester Ar- 
tillery, at $5 00 each, 145 00 
" Harvey Howe, for 23 Members Dorchester Rifle 

Company, 115 00 

" Samuel K. Bailey, for services in National Lancers, 5 00 



$265 00 



Enlarging Insane House. 

Paid Calvin Davenport, for 11 1-2 Days' work, at 10.6, 

" Edward Jones, Jr., for 7 Days' work, 

" Asa Davenport, for 18 1-2 Days' work, 

" " " " 22 feet plank 33. 43 1-2 lbs. 

Nails $2 40, 

" Francis Swan, for 30 1-2 Days work, at $2 00, 

" William Swan, for 19 Days work, 

" Walker & Brother, for 94 lbs. Sheet Lead, $5 17, 

2 half Boxes Glass, $6 00 

" " *« 5 Latches, 

" John N. Reed, for 28,150 Bricks at $7 00 a thou- 
sand, 

♦' John H. Robinson, for 4869 feet Boards and Joist, 

" " '• " 149 feet Timber, $10 43. 

Carting, $2 00, 12 43 



20 13 
12 25 
32 37 


2 73 
61 00 
38 00 


11 17 

1 80 


197 05 

68 62 



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23 

•« Patrick Kellion, for 21 days work, at 9s., 31 50 

A. & W. Pope, for Lumber, 45 49 

David Dickinson, for 2 Funnel Stones, 2 00 

Elijah Tolman, for 180 Lights of Sashes, at 6, 10 80 

" Lemuel S. Biackman, for Setting; 168 Lijjhts Glass at 3, 5 04 
•' Joseph Marshall, for 47 lbs. Nails $3 35. Tacks 10. 

4 lbs. Whitino;, 12., 3 57 

" Edward V. Munroe, for Blacksmith's work, 83 32 

" Colbura & Howard, for 4 Loads Sand, $12 00. 16 

Casks Lime, §14 40, 26 40 



$615 67 



Incidental Town Expenses, 1841-2. 

Paid William Clap, for 6 posts in Cottaire Street, 1 00. 

posts and railing near Eb'nr Clap's, 1 57, 2 57 

" Sam'l N. Dickinson, for 21)0 postin-j bills, 3 00, 

] 00 Lists of Voters, 12 00, 15 00 

" Peter Biake, for notifying and attending Town 

Meeting.-:, ' 19 75 

" William Tolman, for ringing bell, sweeping tosvn 
bouse, fuel, making fires, horse and chaise, 
postage, &c., 16 20 

•' Charles Howe, for 12 dinners, for Selectmen, Town 

Clerk and Clergymen, 9 00 

" Robert M. Todd, for 90 feet Plank, 1 44 

" Albert Morgan, for 800 copies Auditor's Report, 32 50 

" Oliver Davenport, for blacksmith's work, 16 78 

" Thomas Pierce, for 2 1-2 days work, south burying 

ground, 3 54 

" Daniel Talbot, 2d, for 3 1-2 days work, south bury- 
ing ground, 
" Lewis Pierce, for 2 books for Assessors, 
" Dan'l Davenport, for ringing bell for Town Meeting, 
" Otis Shepard, for preparing Auditor's Report, pro- 
curing printing, &c., 
" " " for distributing the same, 

" " " duties, 96. Commissions, 2 CO. Selling 

Pears, 2 96 

" Joseph Clap, for 83 dinners for Assessors, 41 50 

" " stationery and refreshments, 175 43 25 

Thomas J. Tolman, for postage, sundry times, 50 

Eayrs & Fairbanks, for tax book, bills ifec, 7 50 

James Tolman, for stationery, 58 

Lewis & Enos Clap, for ditching marshes, 24 00 

Elisha Ford, for whitewashing town house, 10 00 

" William Tucker, for repairing hearse, 1 75 

" Edward V. Munroe, for blacksmith work, 25 08 



4 97 

75 
1 00 


12 00 
5 00 



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Paid Dorchester and Milton Bank, for interest on $5000 
borrowed at sundry times, in anticipation 
of taxes, 99 42 

" John Welles, for team drawing stones for bridge, 1 13 

" Nathaniel Ford, for painting 4 guide boards, 2 00 

" Neponset bridge corporation, for tolls, 1 64 

" Minott Thayer, for 11 dinners and room for Asses- 
sors, 7 50 

" William M. Cooper, for 8 lights glass at town house, 2 24 

" Phineas Goodwin, for 3 days' work on Commercial 

street, 5 25 

** " " for 2 days work on Cottage Street, 

3 00. Laying 5^ rods waif, 5 25, 8 25 

" '* " for Laying 36 1-2 rods wall at school 

Pasture, 109 50 

" Proprietors Lyceum Hall, for stove and apparatus, 

Town house, 12 00 

" Jesse Tucker, for 30 cedar posts at 2s., 10 00 

'* Lemuel S. Blackman, for setting glass, broke blast- 
ing rocks, 6 84 

" " " for lettering 2 signs, 1 00. Lamp- 

black, 13, 1 13 

" Andrew Glover, for 3 casks powder, 8 25. 10 lbs. 

powder, 1 25, 9 50 

" John A. Tucker, for cleaning and oiling hearse har- 
ness, 1 00 

" James Robinson for use of Halyards, 3 months, 6 00 

" Eleazer J. Bispham, for postage, 1 04. Stationery, 

37. Supplement to Statutes, 38, 1 79 

*♦ " " for i)reparing warrants for 5 town 

meetings, 10 00 

" Roswell Gleason, for funnel, 1 70. Elbow, 75. 

butts, 37, 2 82 

" " " for cleaning and putting up stove, 

Town House, 2 00 

" Henry A. Norris, for 4 days attending Town Meeting, 6 00 

i562 13 



It will be noticed, that among the incidental expenses of the 
Town, the sum of ,f 109 50 has been paid t"or laying 36 1-2 rods 
of wall, at the school pasture, which must be considered, not 
only a permanent improvement, but an ornament to that part of 
the Town's Property. 

The folloioing is a schedule of the School Property. 
Benjamin Pettee's note, (secured by mortgage) $18 47 
Eleazer Rhoades' " " " " 150 03 



25 

Eliphalet Fuller's note, (secured by mortgage,) 156 12 $324 62 

20 shares State Bank, par value, $60 each, $1200 00 
7 " Treinont Bank, par value, |100 each, 700 00 
6 " Bank of Norfolk, nominal value, $100 GOO 00 
2 " DorchesterandMiltonBank,par, $100 200 00 2700 00 



Cash in the treasury, 37 00 



$3061 62 



The surplus revenue in the treasurer's hands, consists 

of 55 shares in the State Bank at $60 each, $3300 00 

Cash in the treasury, 9 06 



$3309 06 



- Other Town Property. 

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

Deposited in Dorchester and Milton Bank, $1335 26 
" " Massachusetts " 450 00 

Cash on hand in the treasury, 36 80 $1822 06 



Deduct for cash of school fund, $37 00 

" " surplus revenue, 9 06 46 06 

Available cash in the treasury, for current expenses, 1776 00 

To which may be added, reimbursable by the State for 

military services, 265 00 

Balance due from Collector, 58 46 

Due from the State, for State paupers-, 35 54 

" " Town of Milton, 3 50 



Making available means of the treasury, $2138 50 



An estimate of the sums necessary to be appropriated for the 
various expenditures of the Town, for the year ensuing, together 
with the anticipated resources, and the sum to be raised by taxes, 
has been furnished to the Auditors by the Selectmen, and is 
herewith annexed. 

In conclusion, the undersigned, having carefully examined the 
Financial AflFairs of the Town, would remark, that the system of 
Town expenditures has been considerably improved within the 
last two or three years ; at the same time, they feel it incumbent 
upon them to suggest, that the management of School expendi- 
tures might be greatly improved — that it is not only highly neces- 
sary, but pracfjca6/e, that a more judicious and rigid economy 
should be observed in that important department of the expendi- 
tures of the Town, embracing as it does, nearly one half of the 
sum raised by Taxation. 



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This being done, and a correspondent economy continued in 
the other departments, our Taxes, which have lately been unusu- 
ally high, may be considerably lessened, and thereby produce 
more satisfaction among those from whom they are raised. 

Respectfully submitted, by 

OTIS SHEPARD, 

THOMAS J. VINTON, } Auditors, 1842. 

EBENEZER EATON, 

Dorchester, February Ibth, 1842. 






Estimate of the Necessary Expenses of the Town 

for 1842. 
Schools, $5500 00 

Highways, 1800 00 

Poor in the Alms House, 1200 00 

" out of the Alms House, 500 OO 

Lunatics at Hospital, (Worcester,) 300 00 

Engines, 175 00 

Town Officers, 425 00 

Abatement of Taxes, 500 00 

Collector's Fees and Discounts, 550 00 

Incidental Expenses, 650 00 

811,600 00 



Resources. 

State School Fund, $150 00 

Interest on Town School Property and Bank Div'ds, 300 00 

Due from State and Towns, for Paupers, 39 00 

" for Military Services, 265 00 

For Sundries at the Alms House, 200 00 

To be raised by Taxes, $10,646 00 

$11,600 00