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THE 



A U D I T O R S ' r- 1 ■%.• 4 



SIXTH PRINTED REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OE DORCHESTER, 



BEING 



A GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE EXPENSES OF THE TOWN, 



FROM 



PEBRUARY 1, 1843, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1844. 



PRISfTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN. 



BOSTON : 

PRINTED BY DAVID CLAPP, JR. 

154 Washington Street. 

1844. 



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Appropriations and Receipts, 1843-44. 

For Schools, $5,500 00 

Poor in Alms House, 1,200 00 

" out of Alms House, 500 00 

Lunatics at Hospital, Worcester, 400 00 
Engines, 175 00 

Engines, Engine Houses, and ) ^ ^^^ ^^ 

Reimbursements, ) ' 

Highways, 1,000 00 

Little Neck Causeway, 500 00 

Abatement of Taxes, 250 00 

Collector's Fees and Discounts, 525 00 
Town Officers, 450 00 

Ornamenting No. Burial Ground, 51 00 
Improvement of So. " " 200 00 

Incidental Expenses, 700 00 



Total Appropriations, $16,101 00 

Receipts of Town Treasurer, ) . ^^2 q« 

excluding Taxes, ) ' 

Balance in Treasury, Feb. 1, 1843, 3,270 56 



$24,053 92 



Expenditures. 

$5,574 67 

1,470 70 

404 85 

381 54 

172 77 

2,747 50 

1,686 27 
499 17 

672 20 

412 24 
51 00 

200 00 
719 16 



Military 

services 

funded, 135 00 

$15,026 76 



RECEIPTS OF TOWN TREASURER FROM ALL 
SOURCES, 1843-44. 

From William Tolman, for Taxes for 1842, $86 22 

" 1843, 10,638 07 

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

Tremont Bank, Div'd on 7 Shares at 2 pr. ct., 14 00 

" " " " " 2 1-2 " 17 50 

Dorchester and Milton Bank, Div'd on 2 

Shares at 2 pr. ct., - - 4 00 

Aaron Rhoades, Interest on Ebenezer 

Rhoades' Note and Mortgage, 9 00 

State Treasurer, for Military Services, 295 00 

" State Paupers, 51 77 

" School Fund, 151 32 

William Floyd, for board of Marshall Floyd, 26 00 

Eleazer J. Bispham, for sundry pauper ac- 
counts, &:.c., _ _ _ 150 52 

Oliver Hall, for sundries at Alms House, 357 69 

Otis Shepard, for cash received of John Bar- 
nard, and for sale of land on Meeting 

House Hill, - - - 10 00 



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Cash on hand, of School Fund, 37 00 

Balance in Treasury at last auditing,. 3,270 56 



Total receipts of the Treasurer, including last 

balance, - - - $15,343 65 



EXPENDITURES, 1843-44. 

SCHOOLS. 

District No. 1. — Sumner Street, Nortliend of the Town. 

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

" making fires, 14 00 
" 2boilers, $1,00; clean- 
ing clock, $1,50, 2 50 
" " " " books for indigent sch'rs, 

$1 50; 2 brooms, 50, 2 00 

" Mary V. Glover, for teaching 8 mos. 5 days, 141 33 

" " " " cash paid setting glass, 25 

" Susan W. Hunt, for teaching 6 weeks, 19 50 

" books for desk, 66 

" M. G. Howard, for teaching 9 weeks, 29 25 

" Charles A. Wood, for 4 tons coal, 25 00 

" William Homes, for 1 cord wood, 5 75 
" Elias S. Warner, for sawing, splitting and 

housing 1 cord of wood, 4 00 
" George Farwell, for 2 tons coal, 13 00 
" Roswell Gleason, for 1 stove cover, 12 
" " " " taking down and clean- 
ing stove, $2 00 ; cleaning and putting up 
stove, $2 00; putting up stove, $1 25; re- 
pairing screen, $1 75, 7 00 
" D. Prouty & Co., for 1 Arnott stove, 16 00 

" carting, $1 00 ; setting 
up stove with cold air pipe, 1 50, 2 50 
" Francis Swan, for 2 days repairing, plaster- 
ing and whitewashing, 4 50 



Total Teaching, $640 08 

" Furniture and repairs, 33 37 

" Books, 2 16 

" Making fires, 14 00 

'* Fuel, 47 75 



$737 36 



$737 36 



District No. 2. — High Street, Meeting House Hill. — 

One Male and one Female Teacher. 
Paid Amory Battles, for teaching 9 months, 337 50 

" Charles R. Ellenwood, for teaching 3 months, 69 99 
" " " " books ind'nt sch'rs, 60 

" " " " paper for covering 

library, 25 

" " " " making fires 3 mos. 3 75 

" Amory Battles, for making fires, 15 00 

" " " " books for indigent scholars, 1 22 

" " " " " " desk, 1 20 

" Elizabeth P. Marsh, for teaching 33 weeks, 114 00 
" " " " books for desk, 1 98 

" " " " books for indg't sch'rs, 33 

" " " " washing curtains, 37 

" Ann E. Howe, for teaching 19 weeks, 76 00 

" " " " books for indigent scholars, 75 

" William Homes, for 1^ cord wood, 9 00 

*' Samuel C. Bird, for sawing, splitting and 

housing 1^ cord wood, 2 12 

" " " for saw'g, split'g and piling wood, 2 75 

" " " for housing 3 tons coal, 75 

Charles A. Wood, for 5 tons coal, 31 25 

Francis Swan, for 2 days mending, plastering 

and whitewashing, 4 50 

Walker & Brother, for 1 box patent glass, 3 00 

Jane McLaughlin, for cleaning school house, 2 87 
Martha Dill, for cleaning Primary School room, 1 88 
Andrew Glover, for 1 pail, 25 

Roswell Gleason, for taking down, cleaning 

and putting up stove, twice, 5 25 

Edward V. Munroe, for 1 staple, 13 

D. Prouty & Co., for 1 Arnott stove, 16 00 

" " " " carting, 11,00; setting 

up stove with cold air pipe, 1,50, 2 50 

Joseph Marshall, for sundry articles, 67 ; 1 

broom, 20, 87 

4 ft. wood, delivered firom Alms House, 3 25 



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Total, Teaching, 8597 49 

" Furniture and repairs, 32 50 

" Books and paper, 6 33 

" Making fires, 618 75; cl'ng, $5 12, 23 87 
" Fuel, 49 12 



$709 31 



$709 31 



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District No. 3. — Adams Street, Lower Road. — One Mah 

ctnd one Female Teacher. 
Paid James Parker, for teaching 5 months, $166 66 

" " " " ink, 50; books for in- 

digent scholars, 1 70, 2 20 

" William Adams, for teaching 6 months, 204 17 

*' William T. Adams, for teaching 3 months, 112 50 
" Harriet F. Pearson, for teaching 16 weeks and 

2 days, 65 33 
" Phebe F. Marsh, for teaching 9 months and 

3 weeks, 158 25 
" Sarah Adams, for teaching 10 weeks, 32 50 
" Daniel Talbot, for cleaning funnel, twice, 1 04 
" " " " putting up stove, 25 
" " " " repairing coal bin, &/C. 1 25 
" " " " housing 5 tons coal, 1 25 
" " " " sawing and splitting wood, 1 94 
" Stephen Tolman, for repairs on school house, 1 75 
" Charles A. Wood, for 14 ft. wood, 9 12 
" " " " 5 tons coal, 31 25 
" James T. Murphy, for making fires, 15 00 
" Jacob Foster, Jr., for 1 load chips and shavings, 1 00 
" Consider Glass, for 8 lights glass and setting, 1 84 
" Ira Foster, for 28 lights sashes, | 1 96 
" " " "24 lights glass and setting, 2 40 
" " " " 85 feet lumber, 2 12 
" " " *' 3^ days work on school house, 5 25 
" D. Prouty &i. Co., for 1 Arnott stove, 16 00 
" " " " carting and setting up, 1 25 

" 1 Arnott stove, 16 00 

" " " " carting, 75 ; setting 

up with cold air pipe, 1 50, 2 25 

" Enos Tolman, for sawing, split, and piling wood, 3 00 



Total, Teaching, $739 41 

" Furniture and repairs, 52 32 

" Books and ink, 2 20 

" Making fires, $15 ; cleaning, 1 04, 16 04 
" Fuel, 47 56 



$857 53 



$857 53 



District No. 4. — School Street, near Four Corners. — One 

Male a?id One Female Teacher. 
Paid Amasa Davenport, for teaching 1 year, 450 00 



Paid Lucy P. Tolman, for teaching 1 year, 208 00 

" " " cleaning school room, 1 50 

Charles Ewell, for repairing desk, floor, win- 
dows, blinds, doors and seats, 3 50 
" for boards, 20; nails^, 17; 

blind trimmings, 42, 79 

Amasa Davenport, for key, 25 ; setting glass, 25, 50 
" " for repairing pail, 10; wash- 

ing school house, 1 17, 1 27 

" " for making fires 5 months, 10 00 

Humphrey & Talbot, for 5 tons coal, 31 25 

Nathaniel Gay, Jr., for 30 baskets charcoal, 8 40 

Benjamin Stone, Jr., for ^ day's work, 37 

'[ setting 12 lights glass, 96 
Consider Glass, for 1 light glass, 23 

Roswell Gleason, for 1 broom, 20 

" " " books for indigent scholars, 2 12 

" " " taking down and clean- 

ing stove, 2 00 

" " " putting up stove, 1125; 

3 lbs. funnel, 38, 1 63 

" " "1 stopper for grate, 50 

" " " 1 brush, 1 00 

Thomas W. Capen, for 9 lights glass and setting, 1 80 

" " " 2 window grates, 1 75 

D. Prouty &. Co., for 1 Arnott stove, 16 00 

" " carting, $100; setting 

up with cold air pipe, 1 50, 2 50 
" " for 1 second-hand Arnott 

stove, §15 00 ; carting and setting up, 1 50, 16 50 
D. Prouty &> Co. for 1 register for floor and fitting, 1 50 







$764 27 


3tal, Teaching, 


$658 00 




" Furniture and repairs. 


56 00 




" Books, 


2 12 




" Making fires, 


10 00 




" Cleaninsr, 


1 50 




" Fuel, 


42 65 






$764 27 





District No. 5. — Rive?- Street, near Lower Mills. — One 

Male and two Female Teachers. 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teacPiing 1 year, 443 30 

" Martha A. Viles, for teaching 1 year, 208 00 



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Paid Abigail H. Everett, for teaching 1 year, 130 00 

" Josiah Webb, for 1 cord wood, 5 00 

" " " " 2250 lbs. coal, 7 30 

" Sanford Gay, for 36 baskets charcoal, 10 29 

" Humphrey & Talbot, for 5 tons coal, 31 25 
" Edward Whaland, for sawing and splitting 

wood, $1 00 ; housing wood, 62, 1 62 

" Franklin Willey, for housing 5 tons coal, 1 25 

" George A. Davis, for making fires 6 months, 10 00 

" George Haynes, for 1 grate, 90 ; cup, 5, 95 
" " " " 2 hods, 2 00; repairing 

stove, 25, 2 25 

" " " " cleaning funnel, 30 

" Darius Brewer, for 1 floor brush, 96 
" " " " 2mugs, 12; 3padlocks,65, 96 

" " " " 2 pails, 53 ; screws, 4, 57 



Total, Teaching, _ $781 30 

" Furniture and repairs, 5 80 

" Making fires, 10 00 

" Fuel, 56 71 



$853 81 



$853 81 



District No. 6. — Norfolk Street, near the Upper Mills. 

One Male and one Female Teacher. 
Paid Ebenezer Tolman, for teaching 1 year, 450 00 

" Susan M. Pearson, for teaching 9 months and 

2 weeks, 164 00 

" " " for 1 pail, 25 

" George L. Fisher, for glass and setting, 17 

" " " " setting stove screen, 75 

" Henry E. Gates, for making fires, 
" J. Gardner Burt, for making fires, 
" Humphrey &l Talbot, for 5 tons coal, 
" Sanford Gay, for 30 baskets charcoal, 
" Ebenezer Tolman, for making and repairing 

blackboards, 
*' " " " cleaninor school house, 

" " *' " repairing window fast- 

enings, 90 

" " " " housing coal, 50; knobs 

for slates, 65, 1 15 

" William F. Williams, for whitewashing school 

house, 4 50 ; do. fence, 50, 5 00 



7 25 


7 25 


3125 


9 00 


2 00 


3 25 



Paid Roswell Gleason, for 1 R. iron screen, 3 75 

" " ** for putting up stove, 1 25 

" for Hi lbs. funnel, 2 25 



Total, Teaching, $614 00 

" Furniture and repairs, 20 72 

" Making fires, 14 50 

" Fuel, 40 25 



$689 47 



$689 47 



District No. 7. — River Street, Westcnd of the Toion. — 

One Male Teacher for 4 Winter months ; one Female 

Teacher the remainder of the year. 

Paid Amos Jones, for teaching 4 months, $133 33 

" Abigail French, for teaching 34 weeks, 136 00 

" Abel Kenney, for 2 books for desk, 89 

" " " " " making fires 17 weeks, 4 25 

" " " " repairs, 25 

" Humphrey & Talbot, for 2 tons coal, 12 50 

" Darius Brewer, for 10 lights glass, 50 ; 

putty, 10, 60 

" 2 doz. hat-hooks, 34 

" 2 door catches, 8; 1 

latch guard, 5, 13 

" 75 wrought nails, 19 

" D. Prouty & Co., for 1 small Arnott stove, 10 GO 

" " " " carting and setting up, 1 50 



Total, Teaching, $269 33 

" Furniture and repairs, 13 01 

" Books, 89 

" Making fires, 4 25 

" Fuel, - 12 50 



$299 98 



$299 98 



School No. 8. — Neponsett Village. — One Female Teacher. 
Paid Mary C. Seavers, for teaching 6 months, $84 50 

Bacon &> Baird, for 3 pails, 75 

" " " cleaning and rep'ng stove, 1 50 

" " " door handle, screws &- nails, 27 

" housing coal, 50 

" " " glass, putty, and setting, I 20 



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Paid Bacon & Baird, for coal, $3 00; 2 mats, 50c. 3 50 

" shovel, 50c.; bowl, 50c. 1 00 
" " " " butts, screws, and hang- 
ing door, 25 
" bell rope, 50 ; 3 brooms, 58, 1 08 
Joseph R. Parks, for making fires, 7 50 






Total, Teaching, $84 50 

" Furniture and repairs, 5 55 

" Making fires, 7 50 

" Fuel, 3 50 



$101 05 



$101 05 



School No. 9. — Commercial Point.— -One Female Teacher. 
Paid Sarah Wiswall, for teaching 9 months, $156 DO 

" " " books for indigent sch'rs, 6 90 

" Jonathan Wheeler, for setting 4 lights glass, 63 

" S. Boston Iron Co., for 1 stove cylinder, 2 20 

" William B. Trask, for 3 brooms, 75c.; taking 
down, cleaning, and setting up stove, $1 ; 
repairing cylinder, 25c.; housing coal, 75c.; 
making 2 benches, $1 ; 4 lights glass and 
setting, 59c.; housing 1^ tons coal, 37 ; 2 
chairs, $2 50. (Deduct for wood from 
school house, $1 63) 5 58 

" William H. Balkam, for making fires 5 

months and 23 days, 7 50 

S. D. Manning, for whitewashing school house, 2 GO 

Charles A. Wood, for 6 ft. bark, 5 25 

" " " IJ tons coal, 9 37 

Roswell Gleason, for 35 lbs. funnel, 4 37 

" " 8 lbs. zinc, 67c.; 3 yds. 

chain, 50c., 1 17 

" " " cleaning and putting up 

stove, 1 00 







$201 97 


Total, Teaching, 


$156 00 




" Furniture and repairs, 


15 S3 




" Books, 


6 90 




" Making fires, 


7 50 




" Fuel, 


15 74 





$201 97 



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

" making fires, 3 25 

" " " '' housing coa], 50 

" " " " sweeping and cleaning 

school house, 5 65 

" 1 lock and key, $1 ; 









putting on, 25c. 


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3,154 


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Thaddeus Clapp, 


for cash pai 


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2 00 


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Joseph Plummer, 


for cutting 


wood, 


125 


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William Homes, 


for i cord wood, 


3 00 


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Charles A. Wooc 


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2 tons 


coal, 


12 50 


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D. Prouty & Co., 


for 3 


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cylinder for stove, 


2 50 




237 94 


Total, Teaching, 






$206 00 






Furniture and repairs, 


4 25 






Books, 






1 54 






Making fires, 






3 25 






Cleaning, 






5 65 






Fuel, 






17 25 






$237 94 





GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Paid Daniel Butler, for 9 days examining schools, $9 00 

" Thaddeus Clapp, for 5 days examining schools, 5 00 

" Bradley Miner, for 16 days examining schools, 16 00 
" Moses Gleason, for 28 dinners, and horse 

keeping for school committee, 28 00 
" David Clapp, Jr., for 700 copies of 4th Report 

of School Committee, 12 28 

" 900 copies 5th Report, 13 36 
" Edmund Pope, for his proportion of school 

money at Squantum, 11 67 
" George B. Billings, for his proportion of school 

money at Farms, 16 00 

" Timothy Gay, " " " " 10 67 

$121 98 



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RECAPITULATION. 



For Teaching, 
" Furniture and repairs, 
" Books and Stationary, 
" Making fires and cleaning, 
" Fuel, 



General School Expenses, 



14,746 11 

239 35 

22 14 

118 06 

327 03 


$5,452 69 
121 98 


$5,574 67 



No. 1, 


737 36 


2, 


709 31 


3, 


857 53 


4, 


764 27 


5, 


853 81 


6, 


689 47 


7, 


299 98 


8, 


101 05 


9, 


201 97 


10, 


237 94 


Gen. Ex 


. 121 98 



Total expense of schools, $5,574 67 



POOR IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid to the Surveyors of Highways, for 1 yoke of 

oxen, $70 00 

" Sands &, Crafts, for 6 bushels beans, 10 00 

" Jacob Foster, Jr., for lot wood bo't at auction, 5 00 
" Ebenezer Sumner, for 1629 lbs. beef, 80 04 

" William Tolman, for funeral services Lemuel 

Spurr, $3 ; William Blackman, $3, 6 GO 

" Robert Thaxter, for 47 visits and medicine to 
Maria Bird, Walter Carney, Lemuel Spurr, 
John W. Munroe, Mrs. Hunt, Elisha Pierce, 
Charles Leeds and wife, and William Black- 



man, 




37 75 


Robert Thaxter, for storing salt hay. 


2 00 


Eleazer J. Bispham, 


for 319 yds. cloth of 






various kinds, 


51 98 


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" 12f lbs. yarn, 


12 35 


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" cotton, 65; thread, 






1 77 ; tapes, 26, 


2 68 


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" 1 hdkf, 25; 1 pair 






wool hose, 50, 


75 


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" 1 pair boots Chas. 






2 25; bagging, 17, 


2 42 


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" combs, 


25 


Otis Shepard, for 8 lots wood bo't at auction. 


24 26 


Holden &. Bullard, for 


2 bbls. beef. 


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2 bbls. c. pork. 


30 00 


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94 lbs. beef. 


4 76 


James T. Dalrymple 


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loads hay, 




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Jas. M. Lucas, for labor on wall at Alms House, 


1 75 



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Paid James M. Lucas, for 7 days' work on wall at 

Alms House, 8 75 

" S. A. Blaaey, for 4 yds. cambric, f 1 16 ; sat- 

inett, 37; thread, 13 ; yarn, 1 13 ; buttons, 8, 2 87 
William Parker, for 155-2 lbs. beef, 79 09 

" 196 lbs. veal. 111 40; 

killing 2 calves, I 24, 12 64 

" " 145 lbs. mutton, 7 75 

Peter Blake, for 231 lbs. fish, 9 09 

Viles & Atkins, for 500 lbs. fish, 11 13 

" 64 lbs. tea, $27 20 ; 14^ 

lbs. cheese, 1 14, 28 34 

" 58 lbs. butter, $7 25 ; 
124 galls, molasses, 
24 80, 
" 172 lbs. rice, $5 16; 10 
galls. N.E. Rum, 2 50, 
"' 94 lbs. tobacco, $15 50; 
6J lbs. snuflT, 1 37, 
Edmund Pope, for tolls on marsh carting hay 

2 years, 
Tenney &. Rice, for 61 galls, molasses, 
" 741bs, S. Tea, 
" 100 lbs. rice, 
" Joel R. Howe, for 1 year's salary as keeper, 300 GO 
" James Glover, for 176 bushels corn, 102 50 

" 11 bbls flour, 57 76 

" Amos Upham, for 3 galls, oil, $3; 2J bushels 

salt, 1 10, 4 10 

" 4 doz. eggs, 81 ; 15 lbs. tea, 

7 30, 8 11 

-' " " " 12 lbs. raisins, 72 ; 1 1-4 lb. 

spices, 60, 1 32 

" 25| lbs. cheese, $2 06; 4 

lbs. sugar, 56, 2 62 

1 pail, 28 ; 1 broom, 25, 53 

1-4 lb. camphor, 37 ; 4 lbs. 

tobacco, 92, 1 29 

" 5J lbs. snuff, $1 37 ; 6 lbs. 

butter, 84, 2 21 

1 bed-cord, 50 ; 6 galls, mo- 
lasses, 1 38, 1 88 
" starch, 3; cider, 4; sand, 

5 : almanac, 6, 18 

Samuel Payson, for weighing 7 loads hay, 1 49 

Aaron Rand, for curing and smoking 12 hams, 2 40 



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Paid L. M, Dyer, for 40 lbs. mutton, 
" " 2 calves' heads, 
Patrick Cole, for 9 days labor, 
Nahum Ward, for 22 bushels lime, 
Abraham Rice, for 3 days labor, 
C. Thurston, for 1 cord maple wood, 
Adam Andrews, for 1 day's labor at haying, 
Walker & Brothers, for 2 padlocks, 75; 2 

pr. hooks for blinds, 58, 
Otis Shepard & Co., for 820 crackers, 5 25; 

30 sheets cake, 2 72 
S^ bbls. crackers, $11; 
36 seed cakes, 12, 
9f lbs. soft bread, 39 ; 

12 loaves, 96, 
20 biscuit and rolls, 

87; yeast, 7, 
manure of 2 co^ts 

and 3 horses 1 year, 40 
manure of 1 horse 
29 weeks, 
Phineas Goodwin, for 71f days' work laying 

wall, 
A. & J. H. Upham, for 1 qt. early peas, 50 ; 

2f pks. salt, 51 ; 
parsnip seed, 6 ; on- 
ion seed, 14, 
^ bushel beans, 1 20 ; 
24 lbs. sugar, 1 97, 

1 p. 1. hat for B. D. 
Tolman, 

3 pks. sand, 18 ; 25 
lbs. potash, 1 75, 

2 lbs. saleratus, 16 ; 
1 basket, 45, 

1-2 lb. cassia, 18 ; 1 
scythe, $1 ; 2 forks, 
1 25, 
Oliver Glover, for 14 1-2 cords wood, 
A. & W. Pope, for 802 ft. boards and plank, 

13 64; 72 ft. joist, 79, 
Ebenezer Clapp, for 5 loads tan, 2 50 ; 45 1-4 

lbs. leather, 8 60, 
Henry King, for carting 6 tons hay, 
Ebenezer D. Tileston, for 26 bushels rye meal, 
" " " 20 bus. Indian meal, 

William Trask, for use of boat 11 times, 



160 
248 

5 64 

1 76 

2 25 

6 00 
1 50 


133 


7 97 


11 12 


1 35 


94 


40 00 


4 46 


04 67 


101 


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3 17 


25 


1 93 


61 


2 43 
72 50 


14 43 


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20 80 

14 74 

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Paid Minott Thayer, for conveying William Black- 
man to Alms House, 75 
" James H. Blake, for 7 bushels rye meal, 5 60 
" Joseph Marshall, for 13 lbs. saleratus, 1 09 j 

2 lbs. ep. salts, 20, 1 29 
" " " " 16 galls, vinegar, 2 67 : 

2 qts. cider, 7, 2 74 

" " " " 4 bottles medicine, 129; 

2 lbs. diach. plas- 
ter, 75, 2 04 
" " " " 1 1-2 lbs. cassia, 51 ; 

1-2 lb. piments, 12, 63 

" " " " 2 lbs. raisins, 25 ; lib. 

saltpetre, 17, 42 

" " " " 13 lights glass, 1 10; 3 

paint brushes. 111, 2 21 
" " " "2 boxes pills, $1 GO; 

cream of tartar, 3, 1 03 
" " " " 6 lbs. tea, $3 ; 14 lbs. 

rice, 56, 3 56 

" " <' " 11 1-4 lbs. butter, ISO; 

2 galls, molasses, 50, 2 30 
" " " " 1 1-2 lbs. pepper, 27 ; 

1 ball wicking, 14, 41 

" " " " 3 papers lamp-black, 9 ; 

1 3-4 bus. salt, 1 04, 1 13 
" " " 4 3-4 lbs. cheese, 3 39 ; 

10 lbs. sugar, 80, 4 19 

" 1 lb. shells, 14; 2 lbs. 

ginger, 26, 40 

'• " " " 2 doz. eggs, 31 ; 1 hat 

for Spurr, 25, 56 

" " " " 4 lbs. chocolate, 80; 

4 oz. pikery, 20, 1 00 

" 1-2 bushel rye meal, 

46 ; 2 brooms, 40, 86 

" 1 box mustard, 17; 1-2 

lb. starch, 7, 24 

sand, 2; 1 gall, oil, 90, 92 

" cord, 8; soap, 4, 12 

John Preston, for 150 lbs. chocolate, 24 00 

William Homes, for 16 cords wood, SO 00 

Calvin Young, for 51 3-4 ft. waxed leather, 6 20 

" 18 1-2 ft. grained leather, 2 04 

Jeremiah Carpenter, for 3 days labor, at haying, 2 50 

John Kean, for 3 months labor, 60 00 



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Paid Stephen Baker, for 1888 lbs. hay and weighing, 12 55 
" John Dane, for 64 3-4 days' work on wall, 102 12 
" Charles A. Wood, for 1 cask lime, 92 

" 3180 lbs. coal, 9 17 

" Clement Sumner, for 1 yoke oxen 6 days, 4 50 ; 

Deduct ox shoes sold, SO 3 70 

" Stephen Hall, for plank for sled, 1 00 ; 

boards, 20, 1 20 

75 ft. oak plank, 3 75 

wedging 6 halyard bxs. 

and tiers, 1 00 

Andrew Glover, for 11 lbs. tea, 5 74 ; 1 1-2 

bushels salt, 93, 6 67 

" " "6 galls, oil, 5 98; 4 lbs. 

saleratus, 32, 6 30 

" " " 10 lbs. rice, 40 ; 10 galls. 

molasses, 2 40, 2 80 

" 5 1-4 lbs. twine, 1 10 ; 

2 doz. eggs, 26, 1 36 

" 3 pecks beans, 1 68 ; 

matches 4, 1 72 

" 43 lbs. cheese, 2 97 ; 1-2 

lb. starch, 5, 3 02 

" " " 6 lbs. clover seed, 54 ; 

1 1-2 bushel H. grass, 
1 25, 1 79 

" " 1 1-2 peck red top, 25 ; 

1-2 bushel rye, 46, 71 

" 7 lbs. apples, 35 ; 20 lbs. 

nails, 1 28, 1 63 

" 21bs. spikes, 11; 2 rakes, 

66, 77 

1 scythe, 100; 2 rifles, 12, 1 12 
4 bottles lemon syrup, 66 

1 scythe stone, 6 ; 10 

lemons, 20, 26 

'« " " '* 2 lbs, hops, 25; 10 lbs. 

sugar, 80, 1 05 

" " " 1 lb. pepper, 20 ; 15 lbs. 

fish, 60, SO 

" " " " 4 galls, cider, 48 ; 1 lb. 

ginger, 12, 60 

'* " '* 1 pair butts, 8; 1 doz. 

screws, 6, 14 

'• " " " 9 lbs. tobacco, 1 50; 

4 chambers, 1 00, 2 50 



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Paid Andrew Glover, for 1 hat, 50 ; 1 M tacks, 16, 66 

" " 2 brooms, 37 

" Roswell Gleason, for 1 lantern globe, 50 ; 4 

coffeepots, $1, 1 50 

" " " " 4 pint cups, 40; 1 

skimmer, 6, 46 

" Edward V. Munroe, for repairing fork, 37 ; 

do. axe, 25, 62 

3 hooks, 7 staples, 75 

*• " " 12 hooks, 74 nails, 

3 41; 1 bar, 75, 4 16 

" " " steeling pick, 75; 

tongue bolt, 25, 1 00 

" " " 31 chain links, 2 

hooks, and mend' 
ing staple, 3 62 

" " " 30 lbs. tongue iron, 

3 75 ; mending 
yoke, 25, 4 00 

mending chain twice, 1 25 
" wagon, 50; do. 

hoe, 25, 75 

haimes, 50 ; fork, 33, 83 
" halyards, 13 ; 

do. roll bx. 25, 38 
" " 2 wedges, 12; 1 

shovel, 25, 37 

" " '« 1 clasp, 2 staples, 17 ; 

staple and catch, 13, 30 
" « " IS lbs. halyard irons, 

50 nails, removing 
and replacing do. 5 00 
setting 4 halyard tiers, 2 50 
8 horse shoes, 2 sharp- 
ening, 2 removes, 
and 1 bolt, 3 43 

" 107 ox shoes, 17 86 

removing 13 ox shoes, 1 30 
William Mitchell & Co., for 2 knives, 27 ; 

thread, 38; tacks, 8, 73 

Samuel D. McElroy, for 1 1-2 day's work on 

marsh, 2 00 

E. & F. King, for 4 galls, raw oil, 4 00 

" 50 lbs. white lead, 3 38 

" 3 quarts japan, 62 

" 25 lbs. whiting, 25 

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Paid E. &L F. King, for 6 papers lampblack, 12 

" " " " 1 bottle castor oil, 40 

" Oliver Hall, for wagon to Boston twice, 75 

« '< " " 43 lbs. turkeys, 5 16 

" " " " 4 lights glass, 16 
" '' " " cash to inmates of Alms 

House for election, inde- 
pendence and muster, 3 75 
" " " " cash paid John Capen for 

tools, 1 00 

" " " " 4 calves' heads, 1 80 
" " " " cash paid John Gateley for 

labor, 1 00 



$1,925 69 



Deduct from Expenses of Poor in the House — 
For cash of George Haynes, for one year's rent of 

Baxter house, 32 00 

Holden &. Bullard for skewers, 8 44 

Edward Bird for Capen' s work, 12 35 

Dorchester Artillery for use of horse, 3 75 

Edward E. Rice for hay, 51 23 

Nahum Capen for hay, 23 26 

Howard Ford for hay, 3 37 

John Barnard for hay, 13 87 

S. B. Pierce for hay. 25 75 

William Parker for hay, 9 08 

for Hay sold by J. R. Howe, 7 51 

of John Barnard for Capen's work, 33 00 

" " " pasturing cow, 15 00 

William Parker, " " 15 96 

Samuel P. Loud for winter pears, 20 58 

John Holden " " " 24 56 

Asa Davenport " " " 7 20 

Stephen Wales " " " 56 75 

" " " summer pears, 19 78 

William Tolman for calf skins, 4 00 

" " " skewers, 2 25 



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$389 69 
" 4 ft. wood delivered School No. 2, 3 25 

" 9 cords 2 ft. wood, &c. del'd sundry persons, 
as per account " Poor out of the Aims- 
House," 62 36 

$455 30 



19 

Making the expenses of poor in the house, deduct- 
ing the receipts as above, $1470 39 

It should be remarked, that of the above amount, $216 
were expended in the erection of a substantial wall in front 
and in the rear of the Alms House, — an improvement re- 
quired for the preservation not less than the ornament of 
the premises. It should also be noted, that a large portion 
of the excess of expenditure in this department is attribu- 
table to loss of stock by fire. 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Josiah Webb — 

for wood and coal del'd to Mrs. Tuttle, 
" 10 ft. wood to Martha Pratt, 
" 2 cords wood del'd to Mrs. Bird, 1842—43, 
" 6 ft. wood to Mrs. Wilson, 
" 1 cord wood to Mrs. Hunt, 
'* 6 ft. wood to James Collins, 
" 4 ft. wood to Mrs. Robinson, 
'' 1 cord wood to Mrs. Willey, 
" 4 ft. wood to Hannah Bromell, 
Paid Robert F. Tolman for goods del'd to Oliver 
Blackman, 
" for goods to Mrs. Tuttle, 
Paid William Tolman for funeral services 3 chil- 
dren of Nathaniel Tolman, 2d, 
for funeral services of Henry Orr's child, 
" " - " " Oliver Blackman's wife, 

" " " " John Oliver, 

" cash to Thomas Rollins' wife, 
" " " J. C. Hewins for N. Jordan, 
" funeral services Hannah Bromell, James 
Oakenhead, James Collins & Henry Orr, 
" cash paid Thomas Rollins, 
" expenses removing Sam'l Gibson from Graf- 
ton to Dorchester, 6 63 
" expenses removing Mary A. Brown from 

Framingham to Dorchester, 6 57 

Paid Oliver Hall— 

for expenses to Spencer for Esther Munroe, 
" cash paid Hannah Bromell, 
" " " Triphosa Bray, 
" " " Susanna Clapp, 
Paid Charles A. Wood— 

for 3500 lbs. coal for John Davis, 
" 1} cord wood " " '' 



4 73 


8 36 


13 00 


4 86 


7 00 


5 25 


3 50 


6 50 


3 50 


2 00 


2 00 


7 50 


2 50 


3 00 


3 50 


6 00 


100 


12 00 


10 00 



4 75 


11 50 


20 00 


20 00 


12 25 


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Paid Chas. A. Wood for 1 cord wood to Jesse Crane, 6 50 
for 1 ton coal " " " 6 25 

Paid Eliza Ann Brooks for board of Sarah I. Hague 

21 weeks, 5 88 

Paid Oliver Glover for wagon to Abington, 1 00 

for 1 cord wood to Lucy Gushing, 6 00 

Paid Nancy Field for board of 4 children of Han- 
nah Bromell, 3 days, 2 50 

Paid Otis Shepard & Co. for bread delivered to H. 

Bromell for 7 months, 6 00 

Paid Amos Upham for supplies to Mrs. Kelton 28 

weeks, 9 33 

Paid Hannah B. Pierce for shroud 1 25, cap 42, 

for Hannah Bromell, 1 67 

Paid Mary Mcintosh for board of Adaline Town- 
send 9 months, 16 38 

Paid the Town of Grafton for board of Samuel 

Gibson 4 weeks 3 days, 4 43 

Paid the Town of Charlestown for 4 ft. wood del'd 

Rhoda Davis, 4 00 

Paid William Homes — 

for IJ cord wood Mrs. Bryant, 9 00 

^ cord wood Capt. Cole, 3 25 

I cord wood Mrs. Wheeler, 3 25 

^ cord wood Mrs. Patten, 3 25 

1 cord wood Mrs. Pratt, 5 75 

6 ft. wood A. Daniels, 4 32 

Paid A. & J. H. Upham for supplies to Mrs. Kel- 
ton from April 16, to Sept. 3, 1843, 6 67 

Paid Ed. H. R. Ruggles for 3 coffins for H. Brom- 
ell, Mr. Oakenhead and Henry Orr, 15 00 

Paid the Town of Canton for support of Mary Ba- 
ker 6^ weeks, 6 50 

Paid Humphrey & Talbot — 

for f cord wood Mrs. Wilson, 4 31 

" 6 ft. wood to Mrs. Collins, 3 44 

" 1 cord wood to Henry Orr, 5 50 

" J ton coal Mrs. Collins,- 3 00 

Paid Robert Thaxter for 2 visits to John Davis, 2 00 

Paid Charles Howe for supplies to James Collins 

52 weeks, 26 00 

Paid the Town of Framingham for support of Ma- 
ry Ann Brown 15 weeks 3 days, 15 42 

Paid Eleazer J. Bispham for cash paid Rebecca 

Preston, 69 00 

for expenses to Worcester, 3 62 



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for 4 ft. wood from Alms House deliv'd to Mrs. 

Porter, 3 50 

" 14 ft. wood- from do. del'd to Mrs. Parks, 

12 00; pork and potatoes, 1 00, 13 GO 

" 8 ft. wood from do. del'd to Mrs. Kelton, 6 50 

" S ft. wood from do. del'd Triphosa Bray, 6 50 

'' 4 ft. wood from do. deliv'd to Mrs. Rice, (a 

State pauper,) 3 25 

" 10 ft. wood from do. del'd to Martha Pratt, 

Shi'eiosbwi/, 8 37 

" 2 ft. wood from do. del'd to H. B. Hunt, 

3Iilton, 1 75 

" 12 ft. wood from do. del'd to Abisha Eve- 

leth, Princeton, 9 75 

" 6 ft. wood from do. del'd to Mrs. Bryant, 

Hinghain, 4 87 

" 6 ft. wood from do. del'd to Mrs. Daniels, 

3Iilton, 4 87 



518 60 
Deduct from Expenses of Poor out of the Alms House — 
For cash received of the Town of Milton for sup- 
plies to Nancy Field, 5 50 
For do. to Harriet B. Hunt, 3 50 
" " of the Town of Shrewsbury for supplies 

to Martha Pratt, 20 00 

" " of the Town of Princeton for supplies to 

Abisha Eveleth, 9 75 

" '' of John Preston for Rebecca Preston, 75 00 



$113 75 
Total expense on account of Poor out of the House, 

deducting receipts as above, $404 85 



SUPPORT OF LUNATICS IN HOSPITAL AT 
WORCESTER. 
Paid Alfred D. Foster for balance of account for 
boarding and clothing Marshall Floyd and 
Elisha D. Pierce, 13 42 

'' interest on account, 10 73 

" board 68 38, clothing 2 20, Eliza Ann Ran- 
dall, 70 58 

" board 124 80, clothing 1 59, Elisha D. 

Pierce, 126 39 

" board 124 80, clothing 14 64, Marshall 

Floyd, 139 44 

'' board 40 41, clothing 2 82, Louisa Jordan, 43 23 



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Paid William Tolman for expenses to Worcester, 3 75 



$407 54 
Deduct for cash paid Town Treasurer by William 

Floyd for board of Marshall Floyd, 26 00 



$381 54 



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ENGINES. 

No. 1. 
George Haynes for repairing engine, 
Morse & Fletcher for nose piece for engine, 
John A. Tucker for 2 days and 9 jobs work 

on engine and hose, 
repairing buckets 1 29, oiling hose 70, 

" spanner belts, 
grinding and painting axes 37, wicking 12, 
11 straps 3 29, 4 spanners 88, 
3 spanner belts and sockets, 
cash paid for work, 
8 qts. If pts. neatsfoot and lamp oil, 
leather 50, 63, 80, 
lead and oil for engine, 
Joseph Young — 
horse and wagon at 2 fires, 
horse on engine at 3 fires, 
Otis Greene for 44 lbs. Manilla rope, 
Shelton &/ Cheever for 1 elastic pipe. 

No. 2. 
Samuel C. Bird for cleaning engine 3 times, 
Edward V. Munroe for 2 knees, 
Joseph Marshall for 2 qts. n. f. oil, 

No. 3. 
Roswell Gleason for 1 year's rent of engine 

house, 
Benjamin F. Knox for oil, 

" " " " cleaning engine 3 00, 

wicking 06, 
Roswell Gleason for repairing pipe and lan- 
tern, 
Robert Vose for services of 18 members, 
Joel B. Davenport for services of 2 members, 
John Anderson for services, 
James Davenport " " 

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1 99 


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2 25 


3 03 


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4 18 


13 00 


8 00 


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No. 4. 
?aid George L. Fisher, for 7 days labor on engine 

and hose, "^ 10 50 

for 2 galls, neats foot oil, 3 00 

" 2 quarts oil, 50 
*' Shelton & Cheever, for splicing and repairing 

7 pieces hose, 5 25 

Nathan G. Shaw, for services, 1 25 

Elisha Tucker, " « 1 25 

Thomas Liversidge, " 1 25 

Henry Liversidge, " " 1 25 

Sewall Bailey, " '' 1 25 

Enoch Fenno, «< u ^ j 2^ 

Lemuel S. Joy, " " 1 25 

Samuel Knox, " " 2 25 

John Burt, " " 1 25 

Joseph Burt, << 't j 25 

Asa Thompson, " " 1 25 

George L. Fisher, " " of 3 members, 3 75 

No. 5. 
Paid Samuel R. Savill, for 10 days labor repairing 

engine, 15 00 

for oil and rotten stone, 75 

" services of 2 members, 2 50 

" Orin P. Bacon, for services of 10 members, 12 50 

$172 77 



ENGINES, HOUSES AND REIMBURSEMENTS. 
Paid Caleb Wilson, for 1 hose carriage, $44 00 

" Darius Brewer, by order of committee, 326 40 

" William Oliver, by order of committee, 1,700 00 

" Edmund P. Tileston, by order of committee, 259 50 
*' William Pierce, by order of committee, 417 60 



$2,747 50 



MILITARY SERVICES, 

To he refunded from the Treaaury of the Commomoealth. 
Paid Benjamin Stone, Jr., for 25 members Dor- 
chester Artillery, $125 00 

" George W. Hill, for services in Dorchester 

Artillery, 5 00 

" Charles H. Eveleth, for services in Dorchester 

Artillery, 5 00 

$135 00 



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HIGHWAYS. 

Paid George B. Billings, for work at Squantum and 
Farms 

[The following bills have been approved by Elijah 
Withington, Surveyor : ] 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, for 117J days as Surveyor, 
for oxen 103^ days, 
" horse 49 days, 
" 1850 lbs. hay, 
" 274 loads stone chips, 
" stone for bridge, 

" cash paid John Goin for shovelling snow, 
Paid Elisha Dumphe, for 50 loads gravel, 
" Moses Clark, for 32 bushels meal, 
" Joseph Macomber, for 160 ft. 9 in. covering 
stone, 
for labor on bridge, near M. Humphrey, 
" William Jacobs, for 1122 lbs. hay, 
" John Tolman, for 3825 lbs. hay, 
" David W. Child, for 19 bushels meal. 
Paid George W. Haley, for 31 ox shoes, 
for steeling 6 picks and 1 hoe, 
'' pointing 49 picks, 
" facing hammer, 

" repairing cart, 25; 1 pick and handle, 1 50, 
'' '' shovel, 

Paid Tristram Bird, for 38 loads gravel, 
" Thomas W. Capen, for fitting ox bows, 
for 3 pick handles, 
" 1 sledge handle, 
'' repairing cart, 
Paid John C. Hewins, for 2 bolts, 
for sharpening 16 harrow teeth, 
" " 110 pick points, 

" 17 new ox shoes, 
" setting 4 ox shoes, 
" repairing axletree, 
" steeling 4 points, 
" mending pick, 
Paid Henry Crane, for 4 ox shoes, 
for removing 1 ox shoe, 
'' sharpening 3 picks. 
Paid Michael Gateley, for 103 days' work, 
" John Preston, for 171 loads gravel, 
" Otis Nichols, for 29 loads gravel, 



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205 63 


155 25 


24 50 


13 92 


16 44 


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1 50 


3 00 


19 52 


40 18 


70 00 


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29 24 


11 24 


5 03 


2 47 


1 97 


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Paid Micah Humphrey, for 4^ days' work with team, 9 00 

for labor, 75 

Paid Peter Mahony, for 93 days' work, 93 00 

" Joel Capen, for 36 cedar posts, 13 50 

" Clement Sumner, for 3 days' work with man 

and oxen, 6 75 
Paid John Warren, for 2 days' work with man and 

horse, 2 00 

for use of horse 1 day, 50 

Paid Charles Walker, for 72 loads gravel, 4 32 
" Stephen Hall, for 1 cart body, tongue and 

painting, 18 00 

for 1 cart box, 50 

Paid Edward V. Munroe, for sharpening 6 picks, 48 

for putting on shovel handle, 13 ; 2 bolts, 50, 63 

" setting 2 cart tiers and 4 hub hoops, 4 00 

" 13 bolts, 1 75 ; 64 rivets and nails, 1 04, 2 79 

" 4 chafe irons, 1 60 

" 6 bolts and 2 plates and knees, 1 25 

" 4 knees and fore irons, 25 

" 1 linch pin, 13 

Paid Aaron D. Capen, for 8 days work by man and 

team, 18 00 

for oxen 1 day, 1 00 

" 134 loads gravel, 8 37 

Paid John Gateley, for 114 days' work, 114 00 

" Domick Kelley, for 16i days' work, 16 50 

" James Houghton, for 2 men and 2 yoke oxen 

^ day, 2 00 

" John Stevens, for 2 days' work, 2 00 

[The following bills have been approved by Ebene- 
zer Wales, Surveyor : ] 

Paid Elijah Withington, for 112^ days as Surveyor, 196 88 

for horse 19J days, 9 75 

" 3150 lbs. hay, 22 05 

" 3 cedar posts, 75 

" paid L. Pierce for care of oxen, 1 00 

Paid Oliver Davenport, for steeling and sharpening 

79 drills and picks, 6 76 

for laying 4 picks, 3 00 

" 3 cast steel hammers, 1 86 

" 2 picks, 2 33 ; 1 handle, 50, 2 83 

" steeling 2 picks, 79 
" 1 stone chisel, 72 

Deduct for old iron sold, 38 — ^ — — 34 



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Paid Rosvvell Gleason, for 8 doz. tin tubes, 80 

Josiah Foster, for 107 loads gravel, 6 42 

Daniel Gorman, for 14 loads stone chips, 1 40 

Andrew Glover, for 9 casks powder, 24 75 

Henry Humphrey, for 88 loads stone chips, 5 28 

John H. Robinson, for 49 loads gravel, 2 94 

Stephen Baker, for 4S loads stone chips, 2 88 
James M. Lucas, for 110 loads stone chips, 

6 60 ; 1 load bridge stone, 1 25, 7 85 
Paid John Delano, Jr., for sharpening 247 drill, bar 

and pick points, 13 96 

for repairing key and spoon, 23 

" drawing hammer, 16 

" sharpening and steeling 3 drills, 3 58 

" steeling bar, 50 ; do. 2 picks, 75, 1 25 

" " hammer, 1 25 

Paid Bartley Hughes, for 12 days' work, 12 00 

James Morris, for 18^ days' work, 18 50 

Matt. Dunakin, for 44^ days' work, 44 50 

Patrick Morris, for 93| days' work, 93 50 

John Dolan, for 53^ days' work, 53 50 

Oliver Green, for 28^ days' work, 28 50 

Nicholas Doonagin, for 49 J days' work, 49 50 

Patrick Gateley, for 43 days' work, 43 00 

P. Brooks, for 12 days' work, 12 00 



f 1,756 27 
Deduct for 1 yoke oxen sold to Overseers 

of the Poor, 70 00 



$1,686 27 



LITTLE NECK CAUSEWAY. 
Paid Parker &- Hill, for repairs of road, per 
tract, 
for extra labor, 

" 5 days labor with men and team, 
" extra work, IJ days. 
Paid Bell &, Richards, for 22 lbs. nails. 
Paid William Pope & Sons, for 703 ft. joist, 
for 249 ft. boards, 
" carting lumber. 
Paid Joshua Plumer, for 6| days labor, $8 46 

Deduct joist sold, 46 8 00 

Paid Colburn & Howard, for 1 cask lime, 1 00 j 64 

cedar posts, 8 00. (Deduct error, 32) 8 68 



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Paid John Dane, for laying 9 r. 13| ft. wall, 24 57 

for 3 days labor, and for power blasting rocks, 6 00 

Paid James Riley, for building dyke, per contract, viz. 

4 rods, at each end, 

16 " centre, 

3^" dyke measure of ledge, 

S^ squares of 6 feet, 1804 cub. 

setting 64 posts, 

peeling posts, 

114 rods ditching, 

53 rods drain, 
Paid Richard Clapp, for sawing boards, 

for 513 feet joist, 

" cash paid Jacob Bird for fixing railing, 
" cash to same, for 2^ days work — moving fence 
and fixing railing, 

$499 17 



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72 00 


17 50 


11 83 


4 68 


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7 42 


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5 88 


4 12 


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ABATEMENTS, FEES AND DISCOUNTS. 
1843. 

Paid William Tolman for abatements, 67 76 

21 89 

fees, 3 96 

'•' abatements, 100 93 

" fees and disc. 332 25 

" « " 145 41 

$672 20 



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TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Charles Howe, for salary as Treasurer, 
'' Eleazer J. Bispham, for services as Selectman 

and Overseer of the Poor, 
" William Tolman, for services as Selectman and 

Overseer of the Poor, 
" Oliver Hall, for services as Selectman and Over- 
seer of the Poor, 
" James Tolman, for 5 days as Assessor, 
Paid Robert Vose, for 23 days as Assessor, 
for 4 days, taking valuation, 
" 1 day's service at Lowell, 
*' expenses to Lowell, 



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Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for 24 days as Assessor, 24 00 

for 3 days enrolling Militia and collecting polls, 4 50 

" expenses to Lowell, 3 13 

Paid Harvey Howe, for 3 days services collecting polls, 4 50 

for 23 days as Assessor, 23 00 

Paid Thomas J. Tolman, for services as town Clerk, 48 86 

Paid Joseph Clapp, for 23 days as Assessor, , 23 00 

for 3 days collecting polls and enrolling Militia, 4 50 

" keeping books for Assessors, 

" stationery for Assessors, 

Paid John P. Clapp, for 17 days as Assessor, 

for 3^ days and travel, 

$412 24 



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ORNAMENTING NORTH BURIAL GROUND. 

Paid Samuel Downer, upon appropriation of April 
4, 1842— 
for re-lettering the " Mather," " Flint " and 

" Poole " tomb-stones, 14 00 

" re-building and whitewashing ditto, 4 00 

" 6 fir trees, shrubbery, &,c. 20 00 

" balance of account of labor, &c. 13 00 



$51 00 



IMPROVEMENT OF SOUTH BURIAL GROUND. 

Paid Darius Brewer, for building wall, $200 00 



INCIDENTAL TOWN EXPENSES. 

Paid the Bay State Democrat, for 950 copies Audi- 
tors' Report, 1842-43 ; 24 pages, 33 25 
Paid Otis Shepard, for preparing Auditors' Report, 

procuring printing, &c. 14 00 
for distributing the same to each family in the town, 6 00 

Paid Beals & Greene, for 500 Assessors' Notices 2 50 
" Hayden & Brewer, for advertising in Daily 

Atlas " $1000 Reward," 3 54 
" Daily Advertiser, for advertising " Reward " 

and " Card," 4 29 

" Beals «St Greene, for advertising in Post, 4 29 

Paid Samuel N. Dickinson, for 200 quarter bills, 3 00 

for 100 small bills, 1 00 



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3 50 


30 62 


1 73 


2 28 


126 


8 00 


58 33 


1 75 



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Paid Samuel N. Dickinson, for 100 Lists of Voters, 12 00 
Paid Daniel Davenport, for padlock for gate, 25 

for diffffincr and levelling paths in North Burial 

^Ground, 1 25 

" ringing bell for three town meetings, 75 

" 25 days labor, digging about trees in North 

Burial Ground, 31 25 

Paid William Tolman, for ringing bell for tovi^n 
meetings, for fuel, for making fires, and 
sweeping Town House for town ofiicers 
and committees, 
for horse and wagon for Selectmen, 
Paid Edward Bird, for 17J days work, painting 
Schoolhouse No. 1, 
for 1 qt. japan, 40 ; glass and setting, 1 33, 
Paid Dorchester Rifle Co. for 18^ lb. powder, 
" Solomon Gray, for window sashes, 
" C. G. Loring & Co. for 100 feet glass, 
Paid Moses Dane, for 33^ days work on ledge at 
Meeting-house Hill, 
for 1 day's work on trench. 
Paid Nathaniel Ford, for 10 J days' labor at South 

Burial Ground, "^ 13 50 

" Edward Hoi den, for transcribing Records of 
Births, Marriages and Deaths, from 1631 
to 1683— pp. 113, 
" Joseph Clapp, for 84 dinners for Assessors, 
" James M. Lucas, for 22 days' work on ledge, 
Paid Peter Blake, for service of warrants for 5 
Town Meetings, 
for attendance at 6 Town Meetings, 
" notifying Town Officers and Representatives, 
" conveying Jesse Tolman to Alms House, 
Paid Joseph Marshall, for postage to Assessors, 
" Thomas Groom & Co. for binding and let- 
tering 2 vols. Records of Births and Deaths 
—1684 to 1825— 4 50 

" Eayrs & Fairbanks, for 1600 Tax Bills and 

Book, 6 75 

" Daniel Talbot, 2d, for 1^ days' labor at S. 

Burial Ground, 1 56 

Paid A. & W. Pope, for 19 ft. timber, 1 33 

for 36 ft. plank, 36 

" timber for gate posts S. Burial Ground, 3 15 

Paid Henry Crane, for repairing hearse, $1 00, 

sharpening 9 picks, 32, 1 3^ 

3* 



17 00 


42 00 


38 50 


7 50 


7 50 


7 50 


2 00 


4 68 



30 

Paid John Keen, Jr. for 1 m. 3^ days' labor at S. 

Burial Ground, 22 68 

" Dorchester and Milton Bank, for interest on 
money borrowed at sundry times in antici- 
pation of taxes, 53 70 
Paid John Dane, for sharp'g 57 drills and picks, 5 90 

for steeling 1 pick, 50 

" 3 days' work finishing wall on Bowdoin St. 4 50 

Paid Charles Howe — 

for record book, 75 ; cash recording deed, 50, 1 25 

" fuel and making fires 22 times for school, 
road and engine committees, and assess- 
ors, 14 00 

" 12 dinners 9 00, and 22 luncheons 5 50, for 
Selectmen, Clerk, Clergymen and Assess- 
ors, 14 50 

" crackers 5 50, 30 lbs. cheese 2 40, 6 lbs. 
chocolate 1 08, gingerbread, cake and 
apples 1 20, furnished firemen neighbor- 
ing towns, Oct. 21, 1843, 10 18 
Paid Andrew Glover, for 22 casks and 32 lbs. 

powder, 64 49 

" Roswell Gleason, for stationery for Assessors, 1 63 
Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for preparing Warrants 

for 7 Town Meetings, 15 50 

for cash paid for advertising, 1 00 

" postage 1 66, stationery 1 83, 3 49 

Paid Oliver Hall, for writing table for Selectmen's 

room, 8 00 

" Edward Curtis, for services as watchman 7 

nights, 8 75 

" Stephen Hall, for footboard for hearse, 1 00 

«' the Town of Milton for half cost of 317 ft. 
plank, and carting, 2 50 ; 18 spikes, 63 ; 
10 loads gravel, 2 50, 5 63 

Paid James Pope, for 2^ days' labor repairing Dor- 
chester and Milton bridge, 

for 4 lbs. spikes, 
Paid Edward V. Munroe — 

for sharpening 641 drills, 

" steeling and piecing 2 drills and 1 bar, 

" mending spoon and spindle, 

" piecing blasting rod. 
Paid E. & F. King— 

for 320 lbs. white lead, (School No. 1) 

" 10 gals, raw oil, 



3 66 


22 


32 15 


4 50 


75 


25 


21 60 


10 35 



31 



for 20 lbs. Paris green, (School No. 1) 
" 2 gals, boiled oil, 
" i gal. varnish, 






7 60 


2 00 


1 45 


33 



1719 16 



SCHEDULE OF THE SCHOOL PROPERTY. 

Benj. Pettee's note, secured by mortgage, 18 47 
Eleazer Rhoades' note, " " " 150 03 
Eliphalet Fuller's note, " " " 156 12 



324 62 



20 shares State Bank, par value $60 

each, 1,200 00 

7 " Tremont Bank, par value 

§100 each, 700 00 

6 " Bank of Norfolk, nominal 

value $100 each, 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 fund received from " Surplus Revenue" in the 
Treasurer's hands, consists of 

55 shares in the State Bank, a $60 each, 3,300 00 
Cash on hand, 9 06 



$3,309 06 



Other Town Property. 
John W. Munroe's note, (secured by mortgage,) 100 00 
Charles Seavern's notes for $78 and 114 13, 192 13 



$292 13 



Balance in the Treasury February 1, 1844. 

Deposited in the Dorchester and Milton Bank, $852 93 
Cash on hand, 40 43 

$893 36 



The Statistics of the Alms House, which should 
have been inserted on page 19th, are given below : — 



Statistics. 

Number of inmates reported in 1843, 26 

" " " admitted the past year, 16 

" " " discharged the past year, 9 

" " deaths the past year, 4 

" " inmates now in the House, 29 



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REVISED STATUTES. 



CHAPTER XVIII. 



[Annexed to the Auditors' Report, by order of the Town.] 
EXTINGUISHMENT OF FIRES. 

Section 1. The inhabitants of each town, at their 
annual meeting, may elect such a number of suitable 
persons, to be firewards therein, as shall be deemed ne- 
cessary. 

Sect. 2. Each person so elected shall have notice thereof 
forthwith, and shall, within three days after such notice, 
enter with the town clerk his acceptance or refusal of the 
said office ; and if any person, after such notice, shall neg- 
lect to enter his acceptance or refusal as aforesaid, he shall, 
unless excused by the town, forfeit the sum of ten dollars, 
and the town may elect another in his place. 

Sect. 3. When a fire shall break out in any town, it 
shall be the duty of the firewards immediately to repair to 
the place of such fire, and to carry with them a suitable 
staff or badge of their office. 

Sect. 4. The firewards, who shall be present at the 
place in immediate danger from any fire, or any three of 
them, and, where no firewards are appointed, the selectmen 
present, or in their absence, two or more of the civil officers 
present, or, in their absence, two or more of the chief 
military officers of said town present, shall have power, to 
direct the pulling down or demolishing of any such house 
or building, as they shall judge necessary to be pulled 
down or demolished, in order to prevent the further 
spreading of the fire. 



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Sect. 5. During the continuance of any fire, the said 
firewards or other officers, respectively, may require assist- 
ance for extinguishing the same, and for removing any 
furniture, goods or merchandize from any building on fire 
or in danger thereof; and may appoint guards to secure the 
same ; and may also require assistance, for pulling down or 
demolishing any house or building, when they shall judge 
it necessary; and may suppress all tumults and disorders at 
such fire. 

Sect. 6. The said firewards, selectmen, or other officers, 
shall have authority to direct and appoint the stations and 
operations of the enginemen, with their engines, and of all 
other persons, for the purpose of extinguishing the fire; 
and if any person shall refuse or neglect to obey any such 
orders, he shall forfeit, for each offence, a sum not exceed- 
ing ten dollars. 

Sect. 7. In case the pulling down or demolishing of 
any house or building, by directions of the firewards or 
other officers aforesaid, shall be the means of stopping the 
said fire ; or if the fire shall stop before it come to the 
same, then every owner of such house or building shall be 
entitled to recover a reasonable compensation therefor from 
the town ; but when the building, so pulled down or 
demolished, shall be that in which the fire first began and 
broke out, the owner thereof shall receive no compensation 
therefor. 

Sect. 8. In any such case of fire, if any person shall 
purloin, embezzle, convey away, or conceal any furniture, 
goods or chattels, merchandize or effects of the inhabitants, 
whose houses or buildings shall be on fire or endangered 
thereby, and shall not, within two days, restore or give 
notice thereof to the owner, if known, or, if unknown, to 
one of the firewards or selectmen of the town, the person 
so offending shall be deemed guilty of larceny and be 
punished therefor, as is provided in such case in the one 
hundred and twenty-sixth chapter.