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THE / 

AUDITOR'S 
PIFTr PRINTED REPORT 

OP THE 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

OF THR 

TOWN OF DORCHESTER, 

BEING 

A GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE EXPENSES OF THE TOWN 

FROM 



V FEBRUARY 1, 1842, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1843. 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN. 



* By an error of the printer, made after the proof had been corrected by the Auditor, the 
■word Third was inserted in the title page of the last Annual Report — it should have been 
FauHh. 







•BOSTON: 

PRINTED BY WM. WHITE AND H. P. LEWIS, 
Spring Lane, corner of Devonshire Street. 

1843, • 



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Appropriations and Receipts for 1842-43. 

For Schools, 
Highways, 
Poor in Alms House, 

'' out of Alms House, 
Lunatics at Hospital, Worcester, 
Engines, 
Town Officers, 
Abatement of Taxes, 
Collector's Fees and Discounts, 
Painting School Houses, 
Committee to oppose Quincy Railroad, 115 
Incidental Expenses, 
Balance due Surveyors 1841, 

Total Appropriations, 
Receipts of Town Treasurer, ) 
excluding Taxes, ) 
Balance in Treasury, Feb. 1st, 1842, 



$5,500 00 


2,500 00 


1,200 00 


500 00 


300 00 


175 00 


425 00 


500 00 


550 00 


300 00 


lroad,115 84 


650 00 


157,20 


$12,873 04 


1,349 00 


1,822 06 


$16,044 10 



Expemlitures, 
184-2-3. 

$5,456 20 
1,228 57 


1,687 42 
508 64 


344 00 


153 35 


442 26 


\ 655 89 
421 77 


115 84 


703 43 


157 20 


$11,874 57 


Military 
services 
to be re- 
lunded, 295 00 


$12,169 57 



Receipts of Town Treasurer froj?i all sources, 18A2-A3. 

From William Tolnmn, for Taxes for 1841, $58 46 

" 1842, 12,300 78 

William Floyd, for board of Marshall Floyd, 26 00 
Aaron Rhoades, Interest on Eleazer Rhoades' 

Mortgage, 9 00 

State Bank, Div'd on 75 Shares at 3 pr, ct., 135 00 

" " " " " 3 1-3 pr. ct., 150 00 

Tremont Bank, Div'd on 7 Shares at 3 pr. ct., 21 00 

Dorchester and Milton Bank, Div'd on 2 Shares 

at 6 per cent., 12 00 

State Treasurer, for Military Services, 265 00 

" State Paupers, 35 54 

School Fund, 141 30 

Ellis Fuller, Interest on Eliphalet Fuller's Mort- 

18 73 

12 00 

3 00 

135 98 
381 43 

9 00 
37 00 

1,822 06 












gage. 



" Otis Shepard, Interest on John W. Munroe's 

Mortgage, 
" Joseph Foster, for Pasturing Cow, at School 

Pasture, 
" Eleazer J. Bispham, for sundry Pauper accounts, 

&c. &:.c., 
" Oliver Hall, for Sundries at Alms House, &c., 
For Interest on 8900 for two months. 
Cash on hand of School Fund, 
Balance in the Treasury at last Auditing, 



Total, receipts of the Treas'r, including last Bal'ce, $15,573 28 



Expenditures, 1842-43. 

Schools. 

District No. 1. — Summer Street, Nortliend of the Town. — One 

Male and one Female Teacher. 
Paid John M. Colcord, for teaching, 1 year, $450 00 

" " " " makingfires, $15 00; Ipr. 

hinges, 50, 15 50 

" " " " " covers to ink stands, $3 40 ; 

1 thermometer, $1 25, 3 65 

" " " " " books for indigent sch'rs, 

$2 75 ; 2 mugs, 25, 3 00 

" Mary V. Glover, for teaching, one year, 208 00 

" " " " " book for indigent scholar, 

30 ; 1 broom, 28, 58 

" George Farvvell, for 6 tons of coal 40 00 

" Elias S. Warner, for sawing 1 cord wood 3 times 

and splitting, 2 50 

" Oliver Davenport, for 1 pair hinges, rivets and 

nails, 6J- lbs. 1 30 

" Oliver Davenport, for taking dimensions and 

putting on, 50 

" Rosvvell Gleason, for 32 yards sheeting, 3 20 

" 1 cylinder, |2 00 ; labor, 75, 2 75 



$730 98 
Total, Teaching, $658 00 

Furniture and repairs, 12 43 

Books, 3 05 

making fires, 15 00 

« Fuel, 42 50 



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$730 98 






District No. 2. — High Street, Meeting house hill. — One Male 

and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Levi Dodge, for teaching, 2 months and 17 days, $95 57 
" " " " thermometer, $1 25; books for 

desk, $1 08, 2 33 

" " books for indigent scholars, 1 24 

mak'gfires, 15 00; 2brooms,50, 5 50 

Levi Adams, for teaching, 5 weeks, 38 46 

" " " repairing key, 25 

Amory Battles, for teaching, 35 weeks and 4 days, 282 90 
" " " books and stationery, $5 00 ; 

Geography, $1 10 6 10 

" " " Worcester's 4th book, 70 

Ann E. Howe, for teaching, one year, 208 00 

George Farwell, for 2 tons coal, 16 00 

Charles A. Wood, for 4 tons coal, 26 00 



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William Homes, for 1 1 cords wood, 8 75 

Samuel C. Bird, for sawing 1 cord wood, 3 times, 

splitting and pileing, 3 75 

Otis Foster, for making fires 6 weeks, $3 00; 

water to wash school house, 25, 3 25 

Joseph Marshall, for 2 mats, $1 50 ; 1 broom, 

25 ; 1 mug, 8, 1 83 

Edward V. Munroe, for mending key, 13 

Lemuel S. Blackman, for 3 lights glass and setting, 54 

Oliver Hall, for 2 dozen brass nails, 3S; 1 dozen 

brass knobs, 25, 63 

Oliver Hall, for 1 lock, 33; bell, 50; key, 25; 

cleaning clock, 75, 

Oliver Hall, for 9 lights glass, 90 ; 1 lb varnish, 62, 



Total, Teaching, 

" Furniture and repairs, 
" books and stationery, 
" making fires and for water, 
" fuel, 





1 83 


3 varnish, 62, 


1 52 


$705 28 


$624 93 




8 48 




9 12 




8 25 




54 50 





$705 28 



District No. 3. — Adams Street, Loicer road. — One Male and 

one Female Teacher. 

Paid Dan'l Mansfield, for teach'g, 2 months and 6 days, $82 38 

John Capen, for teaching, 29 weeks and 4 days, 230 67 
" " " housing coal, $1 12; 2 brooms, 

50 ; 1 pail, 25, 1 87 

William Adams, for teaching, 27^ days, 37 40 

Anna Pearson, for teach'g, 38 weeks and 2 days, 153 33 

" Phebe F. Marsh, for teaching 3 months, 42 25 

" Edward Foster, for housing coal, 1 25 ; 1 cord of 

wood, 4 75, ^6 00 

" " sawing and splitting wood, 

81 33 ; cleaning school house, $2 15, 3 53 

William Jacobs, for repairing seats, 2 25 

George Farwell, for 2 tons coal, 16 00 

Josiah Webb, for 9000 lbs. coal, 29 25 

Charles A. Wood, for 1 cord wood, 6 50 

William Cooper, for 8 lights glass and setting, 1 60 

" Thomas R. Cooper, for 13 lights glass and set'g, 2 60 

" Benj. Jacobs, 3d, for making fires, 15 00 

" Daniel Talbot, 2d, for housing coal, 62 ; sawing 

and splitting wood, $2 75, 3 37 
" " " for U days work, $1 68 ; stones, 

"$1 00, 2 68 

1* ■ $636 68 



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Total, Teaching, $546 03 

" Furniture and repairs, 9 88 

" mak'g fires, $15 00 ; clean'g, $2 15, 17 15 
" Fuel, 63 62 



$636 68 



District No. 4. — School Street, near Four corners. — One Male 

and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Amasa Dav,enport, for teaching, one year, $450 00 

" Lucy P. Tolman, for teaching, one year, 208 00 

" William Sloan, for making fires, 5 months, 10 00 

" Elisha Ford, for whitewashing fence, 2 67 

" Josiah Webb, for 11,000 lbs. coal, 35 75 

" Nath'l Gay, Jr, for 30 baskets charcoal, 9 00 

" Roswell Gleason, charcoal, $3 10 ; 2 brooms, 50, 3 60 
" " " washing school house, $2 50 ; 

tacks, 6, 2 56 
" " " repairing lock, 25 ; books for 

indigent scholars, $1 78, 2 03 



Total, 


, teaching, 
Furniture and repairs, 
books, $1 78 ; making 

washing, $12 50, 
fuel, 


fires 


and 


8658 00 
3 48 

14 28 

47 85 


$723 61 




$723 61 





District No. 5. — River Street, near Lower Mills village. — One 

Male and two Female Teachers. 

Paid William Wakefield, Jr, for teaching, 4 months 

and 7 days, $158 75 

" " '* for books for indigent 

scholars, 3 41 

" Isaac Swan, for teaching, 19 weeks, 146 13 

" Martha A. Viles, for teaching, one year, 197 50 

" Clarissa C. Cook, for teaching, 3 months, 32 50 

" A. H. Everett, for teaching, 9 months, 97 50 

" Darius Brewer, for blank book, $1 00; 5 locks, 

$1 82 ; 2 pails, 59 ; 2 bells, $1 38, 4 79 

" " " for 5 brushes, $3 45 ; 7 dozen 

knobs, $1 61 ; 18 lights glass, $1 45, 6 51 

" " " for 4 lb. putty, 40 ; chalk, 6 ; 4 

parts latches, 26; screws and tacks, 7, 79 

" " " for 4| feet screen, $1 40 ; Nails, 10, 1 50 

" John D. Crossman, for making fires, 10 00 



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John P. Spooner, for coal, $1 ; cleaning f 4 ; 4|- 

feet wood, $4 23, 9 23 

■*' '* " for books to indigent scholars, 

$1 08; wood, $1 50, 2 58 

*' Edward Whalen, for housing coal, $1 38 ; housing 

wood, 25, 1 63 

" " " for sawing and splitting wood, 3 17 

*' Henry Crane for irons for blinds, 33 

" Elisha Ford, for whitewashing fence, 2 67 

" George Haynes, for 2 Dippers, 20c. Grate, 50c. 

2 Keys, 20c. 90 

" " " " repairing Ink covers, 25c. 

Water pot, 75c. 1 00 

" " " " cleaning funnel, 76c. altering 

Screen, 50c. 1 26 

" " « " Stove, 115, 17J. lbs. Funnel, 

$3 50, Zinc, 12c. 18 62 . 

" " " " Boiler, $l,setting up stove, 50 150 

James Jenkins, for 2 Sashes, $1 00 work and 

stock, $1 75, 2 75 

" " " hanging Blinds, 33c. repair- 

ing windows, 25c. 
Josiah Webb, for 11,000 lbs. Coal, 
Sam'l Tileston, for 5 lights of Glass and setting, 



Total Teachinor, 

" Furniture and repairs, 

" Books, 

" making fires, $10, Cleaning, $4, 

" Fuel. 



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35 75 


setting, 


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$742 35 


$632 38 




43 20 




' 5 49 




14 00 




47 28 





$742 35 



District No. 6. — Norfolk Street, near the Upper B'lills, 

One 31ale and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Ebenezer Tolman, for teaching one year, 450 00 

" Books to indigent scholars, 7 11 
" " " " glass and setting, 1 71, pail 

25c. mug, 10c. 2 06 

" " " " cleaning Clock, $1, mak- 

ing fires, $14, 
" 25 baskets of Coal, 
" " " " splitting wood and hous- 

ing coal, 
" Susan M. Pearson, for teaching one year, 
" Elisha Ford, for whitewashing fence, 
" Josiah Webb, for 11,000 lbs. coal, 



15 00 


7 50 


75 


208 00 


2 66 


as 75 



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George L. Fisber, for 42 staples, 1 26, 15 lbs. of 

Grate, 1 87, 3 13 
" " " repairing blind fastenings, 50 
" " *' repairing stove, 37c. clean- 
ing funnel, 75c. 1 12 
A. & W. Pope, for 527 feet of boards, 11 03 



Total, teaching, $658 00 

" Furniture and repairs, 21 50 

" Books to indigent scholars, 7 11 

" Making fires, 14 00 

" Fuel, 44 00 



$744 61 



$744 61 



District No. 7. — River Street, West end of the Toion. 
One Male teacher for 4 Winter months, one Female teacher the 

remainder of the year. 
Paid J. Folsom French, for teaching 4 months, 133 33 

" Mary E. Tolman, for teaching 8 months, 116 50 

" Abel Kenney, for 1 cord of wood, 4 75, cutting 

and splitting wood 1 50, 6 25 

" " " " Making fires, 4 25, 2 brooms, 

50, cleaning, 1 00, 5 75 

" " " " Housing coal, 25, repairing fun- 
nel, 50, 75 
" " " " 9 lights of glass, 1 25, putting 

on window springs, 50, 1 75 

" " " " Books, 95 

" Darius Brewer, for 8 window springs, 59, 2 lights 

glass, 25, 1 lb. putty, 10, 94 

" George Haynes, for 1 pint, 10, 1 pan 20, 1 knee, 

30, iron bason, 28, 
" Josiah Webb, for 4,000 lbs. coal, 
" James Jenkins, for 1 blind, 
" Samuel Tileston, for 7 lights glass, 
" Roswell Gleason, for 3|- lbs. funnel, 



Total, teaching, 

" Furniture and repairs, 

" Making fires, 4 25, cleaning 1 00, 

" Books, 

" Fuel, 





88 




13 00 




2 00 




88 




32 




$283 30 


249 83 




7 77 




5 25 




95 




19 50 





$283 30 



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School No. 8. — Neponsit Village. 
One Female Teacher. 

Paid Harriet F. Pearson fox teaching one year, 208 00 

" William Pierce, for making fires, ^14, stove, 2 70, 16 70 

" " " " 9 baskets coal, 1^3, 2 brooms, 40, 3 40 

" Housing coal, 1 00 
'' Charles A. Wood, for 2 feet of wood, 1 62, 2 tons 

coal, $13, 14 62 

*' Edward V. Munroe, for 2 dogs and 1 Hook, 50 

•* A. &L W. Pope, for 73 feet joist, 87 



Total, teaching, 208 00 

" Furniture and repairs, 4 47 

" Making fires, 14 00 

" Fuel, ^ 18 62 



$245 09 



$245 09 



School No. 9. — Commercial Point. — One Female Teacher. 
Paid Sarah Wiswall, for teaching one year, 208 00 



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" " Cleaning, 




1 00 


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William H. Balkham, for making fires. 


6 months, 


7 50 


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" " " sawing and split'ng wood, 


1 62 


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" " " housing coal, 


50, grate, 38 


88 


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William Homes, for 4 feet of wood. 




3 38 


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Jacob Foster, Jr. for 14 feet boards, 22 


, nails and 






screws, 17, 




39 


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« '' 2 hour's work, 33, 


blind fast- 






enings, 63, 




96 


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Charles A. Wood, for 1^- tons coal, 9 75; 4 feet 






bark, 3 37, 




13 12 


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" 2 feet of wood, 




1 63 


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Josiah Webb, for 1,000 lbs. coal, 




4 50 




$242 98 


Total, teaching, 


• 208 00 






Furniture and repairs, 


1 73 






Making fires, 7 50 ; cleaning, 1 00 


8 50 






'■ Fuel, 


24 75 






$242 98 





School No. 10. — Little Neck. — One Female Teacher. 
Paid Maria M. Lindsey, for teaching, 51 weeks, 204 00 

" " " " 2 brushes, 1 25 ; housing 

coal, 50, 1 75 

*' " " " makincr fires and care of 

room, 7 65 



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" " " book for indigent scholar,' 

Asa Davenport, for 8 sets ot seats, 28 00 



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Desk, 8 50 

deduct, for old seats, $1 

Thaddeus Clap, for 1 broom, 

George Farewell, for 1^ tons coal, 

wood, 5 75, 

William Clap, for 1-2 cord bark, 



Total, teaching, 

" Furniture and repairs, 

" Making fires and care of room, 

" Book, 

" Fuel, ' 



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35 50 




25 


; 1 cord 






14 75 




3 75 




1267 77 


204 00 




37 00 




7 65 




12 




19 00 





$267 77 



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General School Expenses. 
Paid David Clap, Jr., for 700 copies School Commit- 
tee's Reports, 
" Daniel Butler, for 17 days examining schools, 
F. Cunningham, for 24 days examining schools, 
Thaddeus Clap, for 8 days 
Moses Gleason, for 35 dinners, and keeping 

horses, for school committee, 
Timo. Gay, for his proportion of school money 

at Farms, 
George B. Billings, " " " 

Edmund Pope, for his proportion of school 
money at Squantum, 



Grand total of School Expenses — 
For teaching, |4,647 17 

" Furniture and repairs, 149 94 

" Books and stationery, 27 62 

" Making fires and cleaning 116 30 

" Fuel, 381 62 



General school expenses. 



$5,322 65 
133 55 

$5,456 20 



$5,456 20 
To this may be added the cost of painting school-houses, 421 77 



No. 1, 

2, 

3, 

4, 

5, 

6, 

7, 

8, 

9, 
10, 
Gen'l Ex. 



$12 21 

17 00 

24 00 

8 00 

35 00 

10 67 
16 00 

10 67 

$133 55 
730 98 
705 28 
636 68 
723 61 
742 35 
744 61 
283 30 
245 09 
242 98 
267 77 
133 55 



Making the whole expense on account of schools, $5,877 97 



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9 71 


48 


6 96 


3 82 


30 


2 41 


3 31 


2 72 


1 60 



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Poor in the Almshouse^ 1842-3. 
Paid Darias Brewer, for 2 brushes, $2 33 

Paid E. & F. King— 
For 4 brushes, 2 67 ; 8 jrallons oil, 7 04, 
" 125 lbs. lead, 9 88 ; 12 lbs. Venetian Red, 60, 
" 10 lbs. yellow, 48; spirits turpentine, 13; 81 

lbs. Potash, 6 35, 
" 9 bottles various medicines, 3 69 ; 1 do. ink, 13, 
" corkscrew, 
Paid Joseph Marshall — 
For 2 brushes, 1 21 ; 1 box pills, 50; 1 bottle laud- 
anum, 70 ; 
4f bushels salt, 2 64; 2 bottles elixir, 67, 
2^ lbs pepper, 42; 2 gallons oil, 2 30, , 

5 brooms, 1 17; pimento, 10; cough candy, 33, 
4 dozen eggs, 62 ; 1 whip, 38 ; cups and sau- 
cers, 25, 1 25 
" 7 lbs saleratus, 56; 1 bottle paregoric, 38 ; :| lb. 

cassia, 09, I 03 

" 1 bottle castor oil, 37 ; 1 bottle peppermint, 25 62 

■" 11 sal- wine, 2 26 ; basket, 42 ; J- lb carrot seed, 25, 2 93 
" 1 lb shells, 14 ; 1 fork, 1 34 ; 1^- lbs putty, 15 ; 

2 pitchers, 24, ] 87 

*' 1 lb arrow root, 13 ; 6 lights glass, 36 ; 2 pairs 

shoes, 2 42, 2 91 

" 2 hoes, 1 21 ; 1 hat, 25; 4J- lbs cheese, 50; 1 lb 

chocolate, 20, 2 16 

" 1 dipper, 12 ; 7 lbs whiting, 21 ; 8 lbs yellow, 50, 83 

" 1 lb ginger, 13; figs, 10; raisins, 8; matches, 10; 

brick, 8, 49 

" Lampblack, 6; starch, 8, 14 

Paid E. & I. Field, for 1 qt. oil, 50 ; 1 side leather, 2 88, 3 38 

Paid Amos Uphara — 
For 1 gallon oil, 1 25 ; 12 lbs raisins, 84, 2 09 

" ^ lb nutmegs, 38 ; ^ lb cloves, 12 ; \, lb cassia, 18 ; 

^ pimento, 12, 80 

« 3 doz eggs, 78; 2 washtubs, 2 30; 24| lbs 

cheese, 2 57, 5 65 

" 2t%- bushels salt, 1 27 ; 4 lbs saleratus, 40, 1 67 

" 3 lbs tea, 1 80 ; 4 papers brads, 24 : 2 lbs snufF, 56, 2 60 
" 2 quarts peas, 43 ; 3 rakes, 92; 1 scythe-snaith, 92, 2 32 
" saltpetre, 8 ; sand, 10, 18 

Paid Andrew Glover — 
For 2 gallons oil, 2 24 ; 57 lbs nails, 3 96; 6f lbs 

tea, 3 73, 9 93 

" 10 pairs butts, 46 : 3 doz screws, 12 ; 4 lbs to- 
bacco, 68, ' 1 26 
" IJ- lb pepper, 27; 1 doz eggs, 25 ; 2 lbs sugar, 30, 82 
" J- bushel salt, 35 ; 1 doz files, 56 ; twine, 88, 1 79 
" whip, 13; axe-handle, 12 ; black'g, matches &c., 20, 45 



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Paid Robert Thaxter, for 30 visits and medicine to Jen- 
nison, Esther Davenport, Lettice Pierce, Mrs. 
Hunt, Badlam, and Mary Baker, 24 25 

" Samuel Mulliken, for 5 visits and medicine to Ann 

Crane, 3 75 

14 visits and medicine to John Davis, 11 25 

Paid Viles & Atkins — 
For 10 lbs snuff, 2 00; 111 gallons molasses, 19 98, 21 98 

" 200 lbs rice, 6 50; 100 lbs fish, 1 75 ; 10 lbs su- 
gar, 1 25, 9 50 
" 347 lbs sugar, 18 22 ; 134 lbs coffee, 11 39 ; 2|- 
bushels beans, 372, 
Paid Sands & Crafts, for 2 bushels beans, 
" James H. Blake, for 31 bushels rye meal, 28 15; 

8 bushels Indian meal, 6 12, 
" A. & W. Pope, for 3,055 ft. pl'k, bo'ds, and timber, 
for 1 M. laths, 1 75; 1 load sand, 95, 
" John Dane, for 2 drag-planks, 
" James Shepard, for 1 bunch laths, 20 ; stones, 50, 
Paid Eieazer J. Bispham — 
For 352^ yds of cloths, various kinds, 
" 10 lbs batting, 1 00 ; 4 lbs yarn, 4 00, 
" thread at sundry times, 3 59 ; tapes, 12, 
" 1 pair braces, 17 ; 2 pairs pantaloons, 5 50, 
" 2 pairs hose, 71 ; 2 mittens, 88 ; 1 jacket, 2 00, 
" 3 handkerchiefs. 
Paid Alpheus Spear, for difference between cows, 
" Samuel Payson, for sharpening picks and bar, 
30 ; use of wheel, 50, 80 

weighing 27,866 lbs hay, 4 16 



4 96 

Deduct, for man and oxen 4 day, 1 25 



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33 33 


4 00 


34 27 


67 80 


2 70 


2 00 


70 


71 94 


5 00 


3 71 


5 67 


3 59 


81 


7 00 



3 71 



Paid William Parker, for 1229 lbs beef, 67 60 ; killing 

calf, 75, 68 35 

" Ebenezer Sumner, for 1368 lbs beef, 79 01 

" Charles Gill, for 134 lbs meat, 4 33 

Deduct for skewers, 1 02 

331 

" James Glover, for 166 bushels corn, 104 16; 11 

barrels flour, 67,63 171 79 

" 3 gallons rum, 84 

" Joel R. Howe, for services as keeper one year, 300 00 
" " expenses to Spencer, after Mrs. 

Munroe, 4 75 

" Henry Clap, for 1^ bushels barley, 1 25 

." Peter Blake, for 692 lbs fish, 22 96 ; 50 mack- 
erel, 2 00, 24 96 



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" for 2 barrels potatoes, 3 33 

" J. D. &, G. Goodnovv, for 100 lbs tish, 2 50 

" Josliua Goodnow, for 5^- bushels potatoes, 2 31 

" Albert Ford, for 4^ bushels potatoes, 1 29 

" VV^illiam Parkhurst, for 6 bushels potatoes, 3 00 

" John Holder), for 2f bushels potatoes, . 1 10 

" James Foster, for H- bushels potatoes, 100 

" William Holmes, for 5 cords wood, 30 50 

" Solomon Piper & Co., for 1 cord maple wood, 6 50 

" George Farwell, for 25 cords wood, 143 75; 

3 tons coal, 18 00, 161 75 

" Artemas Greenwood, for 2 lots wood. No. 60, 

8 75 ; No. 64, 6 75, 15 50 

" Colburn & Howard, for 1 cord wood, 5 25 ; 8 

casks lime, 7 40, 12 65 

" William Tolman, for funeral services, Mary Baker, 3 00 
" Daniel Davenport, " " Prudence 

Trott and Maria Bird, 6 00 

" Otis Shepard & Co., for 1,007 crackers, 6 92; 

37^ lbs. loaves and biscuit, 1 50, 8 42 

" for 2 sheets buns, 32 ; 9 sheets cake and 

gingerbread, I 13, 1 45 

Manure of 3 horses and 2 cows, one year, 40 00 

" Donold Kennedy, for tanning and currying calf-skin, 62 
" Phineas Goodwin, for 78^ day's work laying wall 

at the Alms house, 117 75 

" Walker & Brother, for 34 sets of hinges, 7 20; 

2 gross screws, 70, 
" Samuel N. Dickinson, for 100 Alms house schedules, 
" Ebenezer Clap, for 6 loads tan, 3 00 ; 24J- lbs. 

leather, 5 33; 1 bushel hair, 29, 
" Samuel P. Loud, for 85|- lbs. of veal, 
Oliver Hall,— 
for 33 lbs. veal, 99 ; tools for John Capen, 1 56, 
Cash to men, Election, Independence and Muster, 
Cash to Mrs. Bird, 50; 35 lbs. Turkies, 3 85, 
2 Bedsteads, 86 ; 6 pair of hinges, 24, 
" Jonathan D. Sias, for labor 3 months, 
" Coffin Pitts, for a coat for John Capen, 
" Jonathan Wheeler, for use of boat after hay, $2; 

2 loads gravel, 50, 
" Eben'r Holmes, for carting 2 loads hay fra duincy, 
" Edward V. Munroe, — 
for 95 ox and horse shoes, 
for 35 hinges, hooks, staples and fastenings, 
for 18 jobs mending various tools, &c. 
" Neponset Bridge corporation, for tolls, 
" Stephen Hall, for joist, 37; 1 pair shafts, 2 50, 
" Melzer Hatch, for 3 bogs, 296 lbs. 
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7 90 


2 00 


8 53 


5 78 


2 55 


4 75 


4 35 


6 24 


50 00 


5 00 


2 50 


4 50 


16 62 


5 05 


8 50 


1 40 


2 87 


14 00 



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" Jacob Foster, for 1-2 bushel of Barley, 40 

" John N. Reed, for 200 Bricks, 2 30 

" John Preston, for 200 lbs. Chocolate, 30 75 

" Leonard Howe, for 22 day's work, 38 46 

De'dct for 2084 lbs. hay and weighing, 16 98 

Pasturing cow, 4 88 ; use of wagon and 

cart, 2 00, 6 88 

23 86 14 60 

" Roswell Gleason, for 3 pans, 1 84 ; kettle, 42, 2 26 
" " " Elbow, 42; Strainer, 12; 

mending, 8, 62 

" Stillraan Stone, for 54 quarts Milk, 3 24 

$1,687 42 
Deduct from expenses of Poor in the House. 
For Cash of Thomas B. Townsend &b Son, for pick- 
ing wool, 11 08 
" " George Haynes, for 1 year's rent of Bax- 
ter House, 
" " William Peck, for pasturing cow, 
*' " John H. Robinson, for use of cart, 
" " Robert Baxter, for use of wagon, 
" " William Clap, for stones and use of halyards, 2 00 
" " Elijah Tolman, for boarding Benj. Lyon, 
" "■ Ebenezer Sumner, for a yoke of oxen, 
" " Samuel P. Loud, for potatoes, 
" " John Fox, for potatoes, 
" " William Parker, for difference in cows, 
" " James Shepard, for use of oxen and drag, 
« " Old iron, 4 50; skewers, 6 31, 
" " Horse to Abington, 
« " William H. Hollis, for Hay, 
" " Nahum Capen, for hay, 
" " Stephen Wales, for summer pears, 
" " Asa Davenport, for winter pears, 
" " Milo Furbush, for winter pears, 
" " Leonard Howe, for winter pears, 22 40 ; 

6 barrels, 1 20, 
" " Warren Glover, for winter pears, 
" " Elijah French, for winter pears, 

John Holden for winter pears, 

Moses Draper, for winter pears, 
" " John Barnard, for John Capen's work, 
«' " Ebenezer Eaton, for John Capen's vvork, 
" 4 feet of wood delivered to Mrs. Porter, 
" 1 cord of wood delivered Mary Munroe, 
" 1 cord of wood delivered Hannah Bromell, 

$447 01 



32 00 


5 00 


3 00 


1 75 


Js, 2 00 


36 00 


110 00 


I 75 


2 25 


10 00 


2 40 


10 81 


2 00 


8 00 


25 58 


24 00 


11 00 


71 55 


23 60 


75 


50 


8 25 


1 12 


16 12 


9 00 


3 50 


7 00 


7 00 



15 



Making the expenses of the poor in the house, ) , ^jn a-i 
deducting receipts as above, } ' 

There has been expended of the above sum, for 
laying wall in front of the Alms house; and 
also in the rear of the Insane house, $156 21 



Statement of the inmates of the Alms House. 

Number admitted the year past, 13 

" now in the house, 26 

*' discharged the year past, 9 

" of deaths the year past, 4 



Poor out of the Alms Hous, 1842 — 3. 
Paid Henry A. Norris, & Co. for Coffin for Stephen 

B. Crowell, 5 00 

" Robert M. Todd, for 1-2 cord wood, delivered 

Jane Eliot, 3 25 

" City of Boston, — 

for support .of Joanna Wardvvell, 82 50 

for 1^ cords of wood to Clarissa Hook, 8 75 

for 3-4 cord of wood to Rhoda Davis, 5 25 

" Cash to Thomas Rollins, 2,00 

" William Tolman, for cash to Thomas Rollins, 6 00 

" for funeral services Nathaniel Jordan and vi'ife, 6 00 

" cash to William Kendall, for services in case of 

Mary Ann Wilson, small pox, 2 00 

" James Campbell, Jr., for boarding and nursing 

Mary Ann Wilson, three weeks — sick with 

small pox, 12 00 

'' John P. Spooner, for 12 visits and medicine to 

Mary Ann Wilson, 
" Oliver Hall, for cash to Hannah Bromell, 
" for expenses to Worcester, 

" William Clap, for 2 loads tan to Hannah Brumell, 
" 1 load of tan to Triphosa Bt-ay, 
" Samuel Mulliken, for 11 visits and medicine to 

Mrs. Hunt, 

" Jerauld N. E. Mann, for support ofOli-'i „ r 

T3I 1 o« -^c ' House of 

ver Blackman, 36 /5 



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• 1 I Correction 



9 00 


41 37 


3 75 


4 00 


1 75 


9 00 


83 52 



for support of Enos Tolman, 46 
Joseph Clap, Jr., for 2 coffins for Nathaniel Jor- 
dan and wife, 10 00 
William Holmes, for half cord of wood to Nathan- 
iel Jordan, 3 50 
1 cord wood lo Susannah Parks, 7 00 
1 cord wood to Mary Munroe, 6 62 
half cord wood to Nancy Field, 3 50 
♦' half cord wood to James Collins, 3 25 
1 cord wood to Asa Cole, 7 00 



16 



" Roswell Gleason, for goods delivered Nath'l Jordan, 3 57 
" Mary Mcintosh, for one year boarding Adeline 

Townsend, 21 84 

" Eliza A. Brooks, 1 year's boarding Sarah J. Hale, 14 56 
" George Farwell, for 1 cord wood to James Stoddard, 7 00 
" 1 cord' wood to Mrs. Kelton, 5 75 

'' Town of Spencer, for support of Esther Munroe, 

and conveyance to Boston, 12 50 

" AmosUpham, for goods delivered Mrs. Kelton and 

Louis Beals, 30 weeks, at 4 shillings per week, 
" goods delivered Louis Beals, 22 weeks, at 2 shillings 
" Mace Smith, for interment of male child, found 

dead at Little Neck, 
" Charles A. Wood, for one cord wood to John Davis, 6 
" Josiah Webb, for half cord wood to Olive Blackman, 
" Edward H. R. Ruggles, for coffin for Olive Blackman, 
" 2 coffins for Nathaniel Tolman, 2d's children, 
" Town of Roxbury, for 6 feet of Wood to Mrs. Tobey 
" Campbell & Dole, for coffin for John Oliver, 
" Nathaniel Watson, for support of Hull Abbot Thayer, 

in Middlesex House of Correction, 14 93 

" Eleazer J. Bispham, for cash to Nancy Field, 2 00 

" cash to R. Preston, 63 00; cash to Mrs. Rollins, 6 00, 69 00 
" Oliver Hall, for cash to Triphosa Bray, 23 00 

" cash to Susannah Clap, 5 00 

" cash to Miss Reed, (State pauper) . 14 00 

" forone cord of wood from the almshouse, delivered 

Hannah Bromell, 7 00 

" 1 cord w^ood from do. delivered Mary Munroe, 7 00 

" 1-2 cord wood from do. delivered Mrs. Porter, 3 50 



20 00 


7 33 


3 00 


,6 5 


, 3 55 


5 00 


4 00 


5 25 


5 00 



$596 29 



Deduct from Expenses oft he poor out of the House. 
For cash of the town of Milton, for support of Nancy 
Field, 4 15 

" cash of John Preston, for support of Rebecca 

Preston, 75 00 

" cash of town of Chelsea, for funeral expenses 

of John Oliver, 8 50 87 65 

Total expense of poor out of the house, $508 64 

Support of Lunatics in Hospital, at Worces- 
ter, 1842. 
Paid Alfred D. Foster, for payment in part, for boarding 

and clothing Marshall Floyd and Elisha D. Pierce, $255 87 
" for boarding William P. Seaverns, 91 80 

" clothincr,8 3L Interest on account, 17 02 

$117 13 



17 

Amount brought from last page, $117 13 

Deduct lor clothes left by W. P. Seaverns, 3 00 

114 13 

$370 00 

Deduct for cash paid Town Treasurer, by William 

Floyd, for board of Marshall Floyd, 26 00 

$344 00 
Engines, 1S42. 
Paid Josiah F. Twombly, for carting Engine No. I, to 

and from B )st()n, 4 0!); for carting Hose, No. 1,25 $4 25 

" Abram Hobart, for cleaning and repairing, and 

oil for Hose No. 1, 10 00 

" John A. Tucker, for repairing Engine, and oiling 

Hose No. 1, 4 19; 2^ qts oil, No, 1, 94 50 4 

" Edward V. Munroe, for Engine irons, No. 2, 50 

" Stephen Thayer & Son, for repairing Engine No. 2, 8 00 

" Robert Vose, for 18 engine men's services. No. 3, 22 50 

" Augustus Tufts, for services, No. 3, 1 25 

*' Roswell Gleason, for rent of Engine house, one 
year, No. 3, 

*' Robert Vose, for cleaning and oiling Engine No. 3, 

" Solomon H. Willis, for .services, No. 3, 

*' George C. Fisher, for 2^- gallons oil, 3 50, six and 
a half day's work, 9 75, No. 4, 

" 26 engineaien's services, No. 4, 

** John Burt, for services, No. 4, 

" Charles W. Turner, for services. No. 4, 

" Alfred Chp, for services, No. 4, 

" Samuel R. Savil, for 10 day's work. No. 5, 

" oil, leather, and rotten stone, No. 5, 

" services. No. .5, 

" Hiram W. Blanchard, for 8 enginemen's ser- 
vices. No. .5, 

*' Henry L. Fowler, for services. No. 5, 

'* William G. Swan, for services, No. 5, 

" Joseph Misey, for 10 enginemen's services, No. 7, 

$153 35 



7 00 


, 2 00 


1 25 


13 31 


32 5D 


1 25 


125 


1 25 


15 00 


75 


1 25 


10 00 


1 25 


1 25 


12 50 



Highways, 1842, 

Paid William Clap, fir balance of 1841, $115 22 

" Edward H. Pw. Ruggles, for balance of 1841, 41 93 



$157 20 



Paid George B. Billings, for work at Squantum and 

farms, $15 00 

*' C.inislius Dhache, for 2} day's work by order of 

Lewis Pierce, surveyor, 2 81 

2* 



18 



*' William B. Ellis, for carting and spreading 31 loads 

of gravel, by order of Warren Glover, surveyor, 7 75 

" Eben'r Holmes, for repairing road at the Tide Mill, 4 00 

" Eben'r Wales, for 78 days work, 136 50 

" Oxen 76 days, 114 00 ; horse 3 days, 1 50, 115 50 

" horse and chaise, viewing road, , 1 12 

" 1 keg powder, 3 00 ; 365 load gravel, 21 95, 24 95 

" 4 bridge stones, 2 00 ; 2 loads stone, 1 00, 3 00 

" keeping 1 yoke of oxen, fonr weeks, 20 32 

" horse, 12 days, 9 00 ; David Callahan, 1 day, 1 12, 10 12 

" Elijah Withington, for 1 1 1 day's work, 194 25 

" horse and cart, 6 days, 6 75 ; 1965 lbs. hay, 20 70, 27 45 

" keeping one yoke of oxen, 7 weeks, 35 56 

" seaweed, 1 00; shoeing, by Henry Crane, 46, 1 46 

" shoeing, by George W. Haley, 33 



The following bills were approved by Ebenezer Wales, 
surveyor. 

" Patrick Morris, for42i day's work, 

" John Gately, for 124 day's work, 

" Mulhen Gately, for^lO day's work, 

" Oliver Green, for 1 day's work, 

" Michael Killen, for 2 day's drilling, 

" Michael Gitely, for 43^ d ly's work, 

" John Dolnn, for 494- day's work, 

" Thomas W. Capen, for repairing carts, 3 75]; 

harrow, 4 00; pick handle, 25, 

" Daniel Gorman, for 50 loads gravel, 

" John Delano, Jr., for steeling and sharpening 24 

drills, pick, and bars, 

" Josiih Fosler, for 69 loads of gravel, 

" John Hnlden, for 23 loads gravel, 

" Henry Humphreys, for 42 loads stone chips, 

" Edward V. Muuroe, for 8 ox shoe.s, 

" steeling and sharpening 6 picks. 



45 68 


14 C6 


11 25 


1 12 


2 50 


46 62 


52 75 


8 00 


5 00 


5 43 


4 14 


1 44 


3 36 


SO 


1 15 



The following bills were approved by Elijah Withington, 

Surveyor. 

Paid William Wellington, Jr. for 1 yoke of oxen, 85 00 

" Cornelius Dhnche, for 25^- days work, 28 68 

Peter Mahoney, for 80 days work, 86 37 

Eben Wheeler, for 4- days w<irk, 5 C6 

" *' fir horse and cart ]' days, 1 69 

John Gifely. for 58^ days work, 62 19 

J'hn L. Ellis, for 3 days work, 3 75 

" William B. Ellis, for carting 6 loads gravel, 1 50 

" " " " for man and team 3 day.s, 12 00 

" Luther Spear, for carting 15 I'vids of gravel, 5 00 

for 31 loads of gravel, 1 86 



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Patrick Gately, for 9 days work, 9 00 
John C. Hewins, for facing stone hammer, $1 ; 

25 ox shoes $4 27, 5 27 
John 0. Hewins, for steeling 17 harrow teeth, 

$2 84 ; repairing yoke, 50, 3 34 
" " " *' Steeling and sharpening picks 

and bars, 7 41 

i' " •' " Repairing axletree, 81 

John Warren, for 5^ days work, 6 18 

John Welles, for 1070 lbs. hay and weighing, 10 86 

David Prouty, &. Co., for 4 hoes, $2 00 ; 60 plough 

points, $3 00 ; 5 00 
" " " •' 4 mauls, $2 00; wood 

work of harrow, $7 50; 10 30 
" " " teeth and collar, $15 25, 

wrought irons, $3 75; 19 00 
Oliver Davenport, for steeling and sharpening 26 

drills, bars and picks , 3 98 

" 1 pick,$l 17 ; mending cart 33; 1 50 

John Preston, for 1C2 loads of gravel, 6 12 

Samuel Hildreth, for 108 loads of gravel, 6 48 

Aaron D. Capen, for man and oxen 7 days, 14 00 

136 loads gravel, 8 50 

Elijah Dunphe, for 100 loads gravel, 2 40 

James H, Blake, for 16 bushels Indian meal, 11 90 



il,228 57 



Paint'ng School Houses, 1842. 
Paid William Cnnstantine, for 11 days work. No. 2, I 
piinting 234- pair blinds, $3 80 ; 21l)s. putty, 20 ; 
Elihii Keiton,"fur 20 day's work, No. 3, 

16 li-rhts trlass and setting 
Consider Glass, for 20 days work, No. 4, 

lib. putty 10 ; 3 lights glass, 30 ; 1 pint japan 20 ; 
George W. Leeds, for 8^- days work, No. 5, 
6 lights glass and setting, 
3 d lys work, p aiming No 7, 
Samuel Tileston, for painting 24 pair blinds $7 33; 
piinting 3 blinds, $1 53, 
13 days work, No. 5, 
6 lights glass, 24 ; painting 2 sashes 12 ; 
James B. Leeds, for 13 days work. No 6, 
painting 24 pair blinds, 
" E. & F. King, for 1630 lbs. lead $117 60 ; 48j 

gallons oil, S45 19; 162 79 

85^ Paris Green $32 49 ; J- gall, varnish, $1 12; 33 61 
" I kes 42; ^ barrel, 75; 1 17 

" Darius Brewer, for 29^ gallons oil, 629 48; 31 lbs. 

French green, $9 30, 3S 7S 



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19 25 


9 00 


35 00 


3 20 


35 00 


60 


14 70 


1 20 


5 24 


8 83 


^?'i 


36 


20 35 


8 00 



20 



" 1 lb. English Green 50; 2{ qts, spirits turpen- 
tine 77 ; 1 27 
3 pints Japan 66; 1 oz. Blue, 12; Lamp- 
black, 6; 2^1b. umber, 8 ; 92 



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$422 C2 
Deduct for paint keg sold to Samuel Tileston, 25 

$421 77 



Abatement, 


Fees 


and Discounts to Collector, 


1842-3. 


1842, May 20, P 


aid William Tolman lor abatements 


and 


fees, 








$42 39 


" Nov. 25, 


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for abatements, 


, 


85 61 


(( 11 i( 


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" fees and discounts, 




329 89 


1843, Jan. 3, 


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168 00 


" 16, 


it 


" " " abatement, 




30 CO 




$655 5^9 



Town Officers, 1842-3. 
Paid Lewis Pierce, for 6 days as assessor, 
" John H. Robinson, (administrator) for 5 days ser- 
vices of Cyrus Balkham, as assessor, 
" Eleazer J Bispham, for services as selectman and 

overseer of the poor, 
" William Tolman, for services as selectman, and 

overseer of the poor, 
" Oliver Hill, fjr services as selectman, and overseer 

of the poor, 
" Charles Howe, for salary as treasurer, 
" Thomas J. Tol nan, for services as town clerk, 
" Joseph Chp, for 29 days as assessor, 
" John P. Clap, for 27 days as assessor, 
" horse and chaise to Dedham, 
" Robert Vose, for 23 days as assessor, 
" Harvey Howe, for 21 d;iysas assessor, 
." Eleazer J. Bisphara, for 23 days as assessor. 



16 CO 


5 00 


43 00 


43 00 


43 00 


80 00 


89 26 


31 CO 


29 50 


1 50 


24 50 


22 00 


24 50 



2 26 



Military services to be rifnndrd from Stnte. 
Paid Harvey Howe, for 25 members Dorchester Rifle 

Company, $125 GO 

" Benjamin Stone Jr. for 33 members Dorchester 

Artillery, 165 CO 

" Charles Howe, 2d, for services in Roxbury Ar- 
tillery, 5 00 

$295 00 



21 

Incidental Toirn Erpcnses, 1842-3. 
Paid Darius Brewer, tor 12^ lbs. nails and spikes, to 

Dorchester and Milton bridge, $ 98 

" 1 pint japan delivered William Tolman, < 22 

" Town of Milton, for half of bill of repairs to 

Dorchester and Milton bridge, 9 29 

" Charles Howe, for 4 Luncheons for selectmen 

and town clerk, 
" 12 Dinners for clergyman, selectman and clerk, 
" Luncheons for assessors 16 days $4 00 ; bolt for 

town house, 17 ; 
" Making fires 16 times for assessors, school com- 
mittee and surveyors of highways, 
" William Tolman, for 8 cedar posts, $1 00; repair- 

inartown house clock ; 1 50 ; 
" Ringing bell, sweeping, making fires and coal, for 

town meetings, school committee, assesors, &c., 

Horse, chaise,' wagon, and expenses for selectmen. 

Postage and stationery, 
Henry L. Devereux, for 918 copies auditor's report 26 

pages each, 
" Robert Rantoul, Jr. for argument before commitee 

on railways, 
" Otis Shepard, for preparing auditor's report pro- 
curing printing &c., 
" Distributing the same to each family in town, 

8140 41 






9 00 


4 17 


10 00 


2 50 


r 
17 20 
6 75 
1 00 


33 30 


25 00 


14 00 

6 00 



Paid Eben W^heeler, for 6j- days work, 7 31 ; two days 
horse and cart, 2 25, near Mrs. Cox's house 
Norfolk street, 
" Ebenezer Wales, for one day dravidng stone to 

School pasture, 
" John P. Rowe, for 4 stone gate posts, at school 

pasture, 
" John Dane, for stones to school pasture, 
'' Thomas Groom &o Co., for book for town treasurer, 
" Peter Blake, for putting up warrants for 6 town 

meetings, 
" services at 4 town meetings, 
" notifying town officers and Representatives, 
'' William Constantine, for services at 2 town meetings, 2 50 
'' James M. Lucas for setting posts at school pasture, 5 00 
" 24.3- days blasting rocks, 42 17 

" James Jenkins, for strainer for drain at south hur- 
rying ground, 75 
'' o~ days work at Dorchester and Milton bridge, 5 25 
" Eayrs & Fairbanks, for Tax book, 75; 1600 tax 

bills, 6 00, 6 75 



9 56 


• 4 00 


10 00 


10 50 


3 00 


9 00 


7 50 


6 00 



22 

" John H. Robinson, for 2002 feet boards, 32 02 ; 

carting, $1, for north burying ground, 33 02 

" Henry Crane, for 10 lbs, spikes for Dorchester 

and Milton bridcre, 70 

" Joseph Clap, for 77 dinners for assessors, 3S 50 ; 

stationery, 50, 39 00 

" A. & W. Pope, 500 pickets, 7 50 ; 2 posts, 50 ; 

814 ft. pik. and joist, 14 52, for north burying gr. 22 55 

" Samuel P. Loud, for advice to assessors, 8 00 ; to 

selectmen, 5 00, 13 00 

" complaint and warrant to foreign pauper, 1 00 

" Beals & Green, for 700 Notices of assessors, 5 00 

" Daniel Davenport, for ringing bell 3 town meetings, 75 

" painting Bier, 50: painting tomb, 40, 90 

" Elijah Tolman, for repairing damage on Eben- 

ezer Eaton's house by blasting rocks, 1 75 

" repairing hearse, 50 

'"'■ Dorchester & Milton Bank, for interest on $4 000 

borrowed at sundry times in anticipation of taxes, 72 00 

" Robert M. Todd, for 60 ft. timber, $3; carting, 

25, for Dorchester & Milton bridge, 3 25 

" Consider Glass, for 6 lights of glass, 1 38; Set- 
ting, 75, for town house, 2 13 

" S. N. Dickinson, for 100 copies, list of voters, 12 00 

" Lewis F. Pierce, for receiving Tomb, south bu- 
rying ground, 130 00 

" Edward V. Munroe, for steeling, sharpening and 

repairing 341 drills, picks, bars, &c., 42 61 

" Oliver Davenport, for bridge stone 38 ; sharpen- 
ing pick, 20, 58 

" Jacob Foster, for cash paid Thomas M. Mosely, 

for running line at school pasture, 50 

" Lemuel S. Blackman, for setting 10 lights glass 
in Ebenezer Eaton and Timothy H. Blackman's 
houses, broke blasting rocks, 2 11 

" Eleazer J. Bispham, for postage, 64 ; paper, 1 37; 

steel pens, 17, 2 18 

" preparing warrants for 5 town meetings, 10 50 

" Book for records, 2 50 

" Oliver Hall, for 7 lights glass, set in T. H. Black- 

man's house, broke blasting rocks, 70 

" Ebenezer Eaton, for state duties, 2 24 ; cash for 

notices, 1 00, 
" commissions for selling pears and land, 
" James Shepard, for 188 lbs. rope, 
" Roswell Gleason, for hook for assessors, 
^' Andrew Glover, for 46 lbs. powder, 5 76 : 12 casks 
powder, 33 00, 

$703 43 



3 24 


4 00 


4 70 


1 14 


38 76 



^23 

Committee to prevent Quincy Railroad. 
Paid Walter Baker, for cash paid Richard Fletcher, as 

counsel, 100 00 

" Cash to John Spear, for 3 davs taking account of 

travel, ' 6 00 

" Cash to Josiah Brigham, James Newcomb, Geo. 
Clap, El^enezer Bent, Samuel Littlefield, and 
Willinim Field, as witnesses to the Legislative - 
Committee, L 64 each, 9 84 



^ _ $115 84 

Hie following is a schedule of the School property. 
Benjamin Pettee's note, (secured by mortgage,) 18 47 
Eleazel Rhoades', " " " 150 03 

Eliphalet Fuller's, " " " 156 12 324 62 



20 shares state bank, par value, |60 ea. 1,200 00 

7 " Tremont bank, par value, $100 ea. 700 00 
6 " bankof Norfolk, nom. value $100 ea. 600 00 
2 " Dorchester & Milton bank par value 

$100 each, 200 00 2,700 00 

Cash on hand in the Treasury, 37 00 



$3,061 62 



The " Surplus Revenue'" in the Treasurer'' s hands consists of 
55 shares in the state Bank at $60 each, 3,300 00 

Cash on hand, 9 06 



$3,309 06 



Other Totvn Property. 
John W. Munroe's note, (secured by mortgage,) 100 00 

Charles Seaverns' note for $78, do. 114 13, 192 13 



$292 13 



Balance in the Treasury, February 1st, 1843. 
Deposited in the Dorchester &> Milton Bank, 3,186 12 

Cash on hand, ' 84 44 



$3,270 56 

To which may be added as available means for cur- 
rent expenses; balance due from Collector, 86 22 
Due from the state, for military services, 295 CO 
" " " support of state paupers, 52 86 
" " town of Milton, for wood and cash 

to Nancy Field, 5 50 

" repairs on Dorchester &. Milton bridge, ' 4 77 

Total, means of the Treasury, $3,714 91 



24 



4^ 



The undersigned, take great pleasure instating to the Town that the 
vote, which they herewith annex, passed by the Town three years ago? 
has been, with a few exceptions, very generally complied with. They 
would also suggest that all bills which are held, by any" of the citizens 
against the Town, particularly those for School expenses; should be 
presented for allowance and payment as often as oncg in a.year, say in 
the montlv'of Januaiy, in order that each year's expenses should be dis- 
tinctly kept; they are constrained to mention this, having ijcfticed in 
this year's examination, several bills of two, three, and even four years 
standing ; and although they may be small in amofint, yet it is very de- 
sirable that they should be paid at least once a year. 

[Extract from the Town Records.] 

" In Town Meeting April 6th, 1840. Voted, that all revenue of the 
Town of Dorchester, arising from taxes or otherwise, shall be paid into 
the Town Treasury ; and no money shall be paid out of the Treasury 
but upon warrant of the board of Selectmen, made ou the bills of arti- 
cles purchased, and for services rendered. Nor shair the Selectmen 
sanction a bill, unless it specify the quantity and price of the articles 
purchased, the time when and the place where the labor has been per- 
formed, (excepting of bills by Surveyors of Highways,) and the appro- 
priation from which the payment is to be made." 

A true copy from Dorchester Records. 

(Signed,) Thomas J. Tolman, Town Clerk. 

It is also gratifying to the undersigned, and it must be to the citi- 
zens, to reflect that although considerably large sums have been expend- 
ed within two .years for improving the buildings and lands belonging to 
the Town, yet that the available means for current expenses, are larger 
by nearly two thousand dollars, than they have been for several years 
past. Respectfully submitted, by 

OTIS SHEPARD, ? Auditors, 

JOSEPH L. HAMMOND. ( for 1843. 



Estimate of the necessary expenses of the town for 1843, as prepared 
by the Selectmen, and the resources to meet the same. 



Schools, $5,500 00 

Highways, 1,500 00 

Poor in Alms House, 1,200 00 

" out of Alms House, 500 00 
Lunatics at Hospital (Wor- 
cester,) 400 00 



State School Fund, 150 00 

Interest on School proper- 
ty and Bank dividend, 3Qp 00 
Due from State and Town, 63 13 
" " " Military ser- 
vices, 295 00 



Engines, 175 00 For sundries at Alms 
Town Officers, . 450 00 I House, 200 00 
Abatement of Taxes, 250 00 To be raised by Taxes, 10,191 87 
Collector's Fees and Dis- 
counts, 595 00 
Incidental Expenses, 700 00 



$11,200 00 



$11/200 00