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/ AUDITORS' \ 



SEVENTH PRINTED REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF DOECHESTER, > 



A GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE EXPENSES OF THE TOWN, 



FROM 



FEBRUARY 1, 1844, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1845. 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TO"WN. 



BOSTON: 
PRINTED BY DAVID CLAPP, JR. 

Over 184 Washington Street. 

18 45. 



Appropriations and Receipts, 1 844-45 

For Schools $5,500 00 

Poor in Alms House 1,500 00 

455 00 

500 00 

400 00 

950 00 

3 13 

800 00 

350 00 

700 00 

1,800 00 

1,500 00 

550 00 

450 00 

154 89 

695 00 



111 
Building Barn 
Poor out of Alms House 
Support of Lunatics, at Hospital 
Engines 

Hooks and Ladders 
Fire Apparatus 
Site for Engine House No. 3 
New Engines 
Building Engine Houses 
Highways 

Collector's Fees and Discounts 
Town Officers 

Improvement of Burial Grounds 
Incidental Town Expenses 



Total Appropriations 
Receipts of Town Treasurer, 

excluding Taxes 
Balance in Treasury Feb. 1, 1844 



$16,308 02 

7,248 14 

902 42 



$24,458 58 



-'• Expenditures. 

$5,708 04 


1,809 29 


455 00 


494 99J 


436 77 


1,053 88^ 


3 13 


1,148 48 


350 00 


700 00 


1,868 83 


1,794 72^ 


886 18 


377 25 


156 74 


913 47^ 


Milita- 


ry ser- 


vices to 


be re- 


funded, 159 00 


$18,315 79 



RECJEIPTS OF TOWN TREASURER FROM ALL 
SOURCES, 1844-45. 

From WiUiam Tolman, for Taxes for 1843 $90 82 

1844 13,269 91 
" William Oliver, unexpended balance of or- 
der from Committee on Fire Apparatus, 15 50 
" State Bank, divid'd on 75 shares, 2 per ct. 90 00 

20 shares, 2J per ct. 30 00 

" Tremont Bank, di^nd. on 7 shares, 5 per ct. 35 00 
" Dorchester and Milton Bank, dividend on 2 

shares, 2 per ct. 4 00 

" Same, dividend on 2 shares, 2J per ct. 5 00 
" Stephen Brown, for 55 sh's in State Bank, 

sold by order of the Town, at 57 cts. 3,135 00 
" Bank of Norfolk, two dividends of stock, 15 

per ct. each ; on 6 shares 180 00 

" State Treasurer, for Militar}^ Services, 140 00 

" " " for Pauper Account 41 79 

for School Fund 171 93 



From Dorchester and Milton Bank, on Treasurer's 

Note for 1 y'r from June 9, 1844, 5 pr ct. 1,000 00 
" Same, on Treasurer's Note for 2 years from 

June 9, 1844, 5 per ct. 1,000 00 

" Aaron Rhoades, interest on Eben. Rhoades's 

Mortgage to May 15, 1843 9 00 

" Ellis Fuller, Interest on Note and Mortgage 18 73 
" Elijah Withington, on Note for 1 y'r, 5 pr ct. 850 00 
" Interest on $1000 for two months 10 00 

" Benj. Pettes, Interest on Note and Mortgage 5 00 
" Otis Shepard, for Interest on J. W. Munroe's 

Note and Mortgage to Aug. 27, 1844 12 00 

" Same, for Interest on sale of Land to John 

Barnard 12 72 

" Darius Brewer, for sale of old Engine Houses, 

Nos. 1, 4 and 5 178 27 

" Eleazer J. Bispham, for sundry Pauper Ac- 
counts, &c. 206 02 
" Oliver Hall, for sale of sundry Articles at the 

Alms House, &c. 461 18 

Cash on hand, of School Fund 37 00 

Balance in Treasury at last auditing 902 42 



Total Receipts of the Treasurer, including last 

balance $21,411 29 



EXPENDITURES, 1844-46. 

SCHOOLS. 

District No. 1. — Sumner Street, North End of the Toion. 

— One Male and one Female Teacher. 
Paid John M. Colcord, for teaching 9 months 
for sweeping and making fires 9 months 
" books for indigent scholars 
" repairing desk 
" repairing key 
Paid M. G. Howard, for teaching one year 

for 1 dust brush 
Paid Elwell Woodbury, for teaching 3 months 
for making fires 
" water pot 

" books for indigent scholars 
Paid William Homes, for 1 cord wood 
Paid Preston & Curtis, for 2 tons coal 

$676 90 



337 50 


15 00 


2 25 


25 


25 


194 75 


25 


100 00 


5 00 


75 


1 90 


7 00 


12 00 



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Total, Teaching 632 25 

*' Furniture and repairs • 150 

" Books 4 15 

" Fuel 19 00 

" Making fires and cleaning 20 00 



$676 90 



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

Male and one Female Teacher. 
Paid Chandler R. Ellenwood, for teaching 4 months 

and 8 days 148 37 

for books for indigent scholars 2 90 

" making fires and sweeping 12 00 

Paid Elizabeth P. Marsh, for teaching one year 208 00 

for books for indigent scholars 2 25 

cash for conveying books 12 

for books for desk 69 

Paid William S. Williams, for teaching 7 months 

and 3 weeks 260 56 

for books for indigent scholars 1 74 

" " " desk 2 83 

" blackboard on standards 5 50 

" 2 locks, 96 ; thermometer, 75 171 

" 2 keys, 1 00 ; sweeping, 9 77 10 77 

Paid Oliver Hall, for repairing desk 50 

for 43 lights glass 3 50 

" putting on lock 75 

Paid Lemuel S. Blackman, for 11 lights glass and 

setting 1 60 

" Walker & Brother, for 4 door locks 3 00 

Paid Martha Dill, for washing and repairing curtains 40 

for cleaning house 75 

Paid Samuel C. Bird, for sawing and splitting wood 4 63 

for housing 3 tons coal 1 00 

Paid Joseph Marshall, for 22 lights glass 1 90 

for pail and mug 42 

" broom, 25 ; matches, ^ 31 

Paid Roswell Gleason, for taking down and cleaning 

funnel 2 00 

for 1 dust pan 18 

Paid Daniel Talbot, for 2^ days' Avork 5 00 

for laths and nails 50 

Paid William Homes, for 1 cord wood 6 50 

" Bird and Park, for sa\ving 1 cord wood 3 times, 

splitting and piling do. 3 75 
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Paid Preston & Curtis, for 3 tons coal 18 00 

" for 4 feet wood from Aims-House 3 25 



Total, Teaching 616 93 

" Furniture and repairs 27 87 

" Books 10 53 

" Fuel 37 13 

" Making fires and cleaning 22 92 



$715 38 



S715 38 



District No. 3. — Adams Street, Lower Road. — One Male 
and one Female Teacher. 

Paid William T. Adams, for teaching one year 450 00 

for thermometer, 1 00 ; cleaning house, 1 50 2 50 

■" books for desk 3 42 

" " " indigent scholars 65 

Paid Sarah Adams, for teaching one year 196 00 
" Bacon & Baird, for 4 brooms 1 50 
" Abijah W. Withington, for services procur- 
ing Teacher, horse and chaise to Roxbury 3 
times, and postage 2 20 

Paid Ira W. Foster, for 1 load chips and shavings 75 

for 161 feet boards, 2 73 ; carting, 50 3 23 

"4 days' labor 7 00 

"11 lbs. nails 60 

Paid Charles H. Pierce, for 1 day's labor 1 75 

for stock 50 

Paid Charles A. Wood, for 1 cord wood 5 50 

for 5 tons coal 30 00 

Paid Jesse Crane, for sawing 1 cord Avood five times 2 50 

for splitting and housing do. 1 50 

Paid G. and H. Spear, for making fires 15 00 



S724 60 



Total, Teaching, 646 00 

Furniture and repairs 15 58 

Books 4 07 

Fuel 40 25 

Making fires and cleaning 16 50 

Extra service of Committee 2 20 



$724 60 



District No. 4. — School Street, near Four Corner 

Male atid one Female Teacher. 
Paid Amasa Davenport, for teaching one year 
for making tires 
" "Washing school room 
" repairing chairs 
" " locks 
Paid Lucy P. Tolman, for teaching one year 
" Charles A. Wood, for 5 tons coal 
" Nathaniel Gay, for 30 baskets charcoal 
Paid Roswell Gleason, for 3 brooms 
for 2 boilers, 2 00 ; brush, 33 
" books for indigent scholars 
" book for desk 
" 1 pail, 25 ; dipper, 8 
Paid Thomas W. Capen, for setting glass 



Total, Teaching 

" Furniture and repairs 

" Books 

" Fuel 

" Making fires and cleaning 



658 00 

4 18 

53 

39 00 

12 50 

$714 21 



s. — 07ie 

450 00 

10 00 

2 50 

25 

12 

208 00 

30 00 

9 00 

75 

2 33 

38 

15 

33 

40 

$714 21 



DisTKiCT No. 5. — River Street, near Lower Mills 

Male and Tivo Female Teachers. 
Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching 15 months 
for books for mdigent scholars 
" two brushes 
Paid Abigail H. Everett, for teaching 6 months 
" Martha A. Viles, for teaching 6 months 
" Abigail French, for teaching 6 months 
" Joanna T. Tucker, for teaching 10 weeks 
" Mary L. French, for teaching 15 weeks 
Paid Benjamin F. Willey, for making fires 

for cleaning school room 
Paid Robert F. Tolman, for sand 
Paid George Haynes, for 17^ lbs. funnel 
for repairing stove 
" putting up funnel twice 
" 3 tin cups 
Paid Humphrey & Talbot, for 5 tons coal 
Paid Edward Whaland, for cleaning vault 
for housing five tons coal 



-One 



562 50 


1 62 


1 75 


65 00 


104 00 


104 00 


25 00 


37 50 


10 00 


50 


16 


2 17 


25 


50 


26 


30 00 


3 00 


125 



8 

Paid Sanford Gay, for 36 bushels charcoal 10 08 

" George W. Leeds, for 2 lights glass and setting 38 



Total, Teaching 898 00 

" Furniture and repairs 5 31 

" Books 1 62 

" Fuel 41 33 

" Making fires and cleaning 13 66 



$959 92 



$959 92 



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

Male and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Ebenezer Tolman, for teaching 5 months 187 50 

for making fires 11 00 

" books for indigent scholars 3 26 

" brushes 3 75 

" cleaning school room 50 

" " clock 75 

" 3 lights glass and setting 58 

Paid John Capen, for teaching 6 months 27 days 229 58 

for 25 baskets charcoal 7 00 

" boiler for stove 1 00 

" water pot, 37 ; lock, 16 53 

" key, 25; 2 brooms, 50 ; brush, 37 1 12 

Paid Sally Tileston, for teaching one year 9 weeks 232 50 

for 1 book for desk 25 

Paid Humphrey & Talbot, for 5 tons coal 30 00 



Total, Teaching 

" Furniture and repairs 

" Books 

" Fuel 

" Making fires and cleaning- 


$709 32 

649 58 

7 73 

3 51 

37 00 

1150 




$709 32 



District No. 7. — River Street, West End of the Town. 

One Male Teacher 4 winter months, one Female Teacher 
the remainder of the year. 

Paid James 0. Bos well, for teaching 4 months 133 32 

" Ebenezer Tolman, for teaching 4 months 37 50 

" Abigail French, for teaching 3 months 52 00 



9 

Paid Mary A. Kennedy, for teaching 22 weeks 77 00 

" Humphrey eSc Talbot, for 2 tons coal 12 00 

Paid Friend Crane, for 5 brooms 1 25 

for 6 doz. brass headed nails, 150 ; key, 25 1 75 

" cleaning house 1 00 

" thermometer 75 

" 1 cord wood 4 00 

" sa-u-ing and splitting wood and housing coal 2 50 

" making fires 6 months 6 00 

" 12 books for desk 4 20 

" setting glass 50 



77 



Total, Teaching 299 82 

" Furniture and repairs 4 25 

" Books 4 20 

" Fuel 18 50 

" Making fires and cleaning 7 00 



$333 77 



School No. 8. — Neponset Village. — 0?^e Female Teacher. 

Paid Mar};" C. Seaverns, for teaching one year 208 00 

Paid Bacon & Baird, for repairing stove and funnel, 

and putting up 

for 3 lights glass and setting 

" 1 padlock and fixtures, 50 ; 1 dust pan, 17 

" 6 baskets charcoal 

Paid Charles A. Wood, for 2 tons coal 

" Joseph R. Parks, for making fires 1 year 



Total, Teaching 

" Furniture and repairs 

" Fuel 

" Making fixes 





1 00 




37 


an, 17 


67 




1 80 




12 00 


year 


7 50 




$231 34 


208 00 




2 04 




13 80 




7 50 





$231 34 



School No. 9. — Commercial Point. — One Female Teacher. 
Paid Sarah Wiswell, for teaching 7 mos. and 1 wk. 124 00 

for cleaning house 75 

Paid Marv" E. Tohnan, for teaching 8 months 130 00 

for books for desk 37 

Paid Georg-e Capen, for painting school house, $25 ; 

2 lights fflass, 33 25 33 



io 

Paid Asa Robinson, for removing seats and putting 

up stove 1 00 

Paid William B, Trask, for making fires 7 months 6 75 

" Preston & Curtis, for 2 feet wood 1 40 



Total, Teaching 254 00 

" Furniture and repairs 26 33 

" Books 37 

" Fuel 1 40 

" Making fires and cleaning 7 50 



S2S9 60 



$289 60 



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

Paid Maria M. Linsey, for teaching one year 208 00 

for books for desk 17 

" " for indigent scholars 83 

cash for making fires and cleaning rooms 7 80 

" for housing coal 50 

Paid Preston & Curtis, for IJ ton coal 9 00 

Paid Jonas P. Tolman, for repairing stove 3 00 

for one elbow, 50 ; putting up stove, 2 00 2 50 



Total, Teaching 208 00 

" Furniture and repairs 5 50 

" Books 1 00 

" Fuel 9 50 

" Making fires and cleaning 7 80 



$231 80 



$231 80 



GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 
Paid Nathaniel Hall, for 12 days examining schools 12 00 
" Daniel Butler, for 26 days examining schools 26 00 
" Bradley Miner, for 20 days examining schools 20 00 
" Thaddeus Clapp, for 4 days examining schools 4 00 
" Stephen A. Robinson, for 32 dinners, and for 

care of horses for School Committee 32 00 

" George B. Billings, his proportion of School 

money, at Farms 10 88 

" Edmund Pope, his proportion of school money, 

at Squantum 16 32 

$121 20 



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RECAPITULATION. 

Total, Teaching- 5,070 58 

" Furniture and repairs 100 29 

" Books 29 98 

" Making fires and cleaning 126 88 
" Fuel 256 91 

" Special SerAdce of Committee 2 20 



General School Expenses 



$5,586 84 
121 20 



$5,708 04 



No. 1. 


676 90 




' 2. 


715 38 




' 3. 


724 60 




' 4. 


714 21 




' 5. 


959 92 




' 6. 


709 32 




' 7. 


333 77 




' 8. 


231 34 




' 9. 


289 60 




' 10. 


23180 


Gen. Exp 


121 20 



Total expense of Schools 



$5,708 04 



POOR IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Joel R. Howe, for expenses to Worcester for 

Elisha D. Pierce 4 38 

for salary as keeper one year 300 00 

Paid E. & F. King & Co., for 1 whitewash brush 1 75 

for 14 gallons linseed oil 13 30 

1 qt. japan 31 

25 lbs. Paris green 8 75 

6 lbs. Venetian red 24 

1 bottle opodeldoc 63 

75 lbs. white lead 5 63 

6 lbs. whiting, 8 ; lampblack, 16 25 

Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for 1 pair mittens 63 

for 192 J yards cloth of various kinds 40 21 

" 2 pair pants, 1 20 ; 3 hats, 37 1 57 

" 1 pair shoes, 1 00 ; tapes, 49 1 49 

" 4 lbs. cotton, 36 ; 1 lb. sewing cotton, 1 00 1 36 

" sewing cotton, 28; 10 lbs. wick yarn, 9 63 9 91 

" combs, 29 ; ^ lb. pins, 17 ; buttons, 10 56 

" 2 pair hose, 50 ; 1 lb. linen thread, 1 25 1 75 

Paid Samuel Payson, for 934 lbs. straw 4 67 

for weighing 6 loads hay 1 60 

Paid Oliver Hall, for expenses to Worcester 4 50 

for 2 gross screws 75 

" 1 dozen hinges, 50 ; medicine, 44 94 

" 2 quarts varnish, 1 24; 6 files, 58 1 82 

" cash for weighing hay 41 

" 40i lbs. turkeys 5 06 

" 1000 brads, 15 ; glue, 10 25 

" cash to men for holidays 2 75 



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Paid Holden & Bullard, for 972 lbs. beef 52 83 

for 1 bbl. 4 lbs. pork 16 36 

deduct for skewers 2 94 — 13 42 

Paid James Glover, for 186 bushels corn 105 18 

for 12 bbls. flour 62 13 

Paid Abraham Noyes, for carting flour 25 

Paid Horace Bassett, for 2 pigs, 230 lbs. 13 80 

Paid Aaron D. Capen, for use of oxen 

17^ days 13 12 

deduct cash for shoeing oxen 2 67 — 10 45 

Paid John H. Robinson, for 8109 lbs. hay 56 76 

for fees for weighing hay 1 21 

Paid Otis Shepard, for 3 lots wood, at auction 20 42 

for 1129 crackers 7 12 

" 8 sheets cake 94 

" 21 loaves 1 66 

" 3 biscuit, 12 ; yeast, 4 16 

" 2 bbls. flour 11 00 

" 19 flour barrels 3 80 

" 31 lbs. flour 1 03 

" manure of 3 horses and 2 cows, one year 40 00 

" " of 1 horse one month 67 

Paid Peter Blake, for 442 lbs. fish 15 44 

for 46 mackerel 2 82 

Paid John Welles, for 785 lbs. straw and weighing 4 03 

Paid William Parker, for 1063 lbs. beef 56 30 

for 309^ lbs. of veal 18 46 

" 156 lbs. mutton 6 90 

" 6 lbs. pork 60 

Paid Daniel Davenport, for services at the funerals 

of C. Leeds, S. M. Leeds, E. Hunt, B. Cox 

and M. Noland 14 00 

Paid Nathan A. Adams, for tanning and currying 2 

calf skins, 1 50 ; do. 2 sheep skins, 25 ; do. 

1 skin, 75 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, for 1820 lbs. hay 

Paid Alice Nelson, for services 35 weeks 

Paid A. & W. Pope, for 8 feet timber 

for 2211 feet boards 

" 923 feet joist 

" 4 sp. poles 

" 795 feet h. plank 

" 4822 lbs. hay, 33 75; weighing, 72 

Paid Dyer & Nottage, for 72 lbs. veal 

Paid A. & J. H. Upham, for 23^ lbs. tea 

for 98 lbs. sugar 



2 


50 


11 


83 


43 


75 




6 


38 


65 


9 


23 




67 


7 


16 


34 47 


2 


90 


9 


57 


8 28 



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Paid A. &: J. H. Upham, for 3 gallons oil 
for 63 lbs. rice 

" 63i lbs. potash 

" 7 lbs. fish 

" 6 doz. eggs 

" 2i bushels sand 

" 17^ lbs. snuff 

" 6 brooms 

" 24 lbs. raisins 

" 70^ lbs. cheese 

" 2i bushels salt 

" 16 gallons molasses 

" 1 gallon vinegar 

" ^ bushel rye meal 

" |- lb. nutmegs 

" 1 lb. cassia 

" garden seeds, 83 ; wine, 15 

" J lb. pimento, 12 ; 1 whip, 33 

" 1 axe handle, 18 ; 7 lbs. dried apples, 49 

" 1 bottle lemon syrup 

" 4 lbs. tobacco, 88 ; 1 Bristol brick, 8 

" ^ lb. allspice, 10 ; almanac, 6 

" crackers, 36 ; 1 dish, 42 

" 2 platters, 57 ; 4 mugs, 32 

" 1 doz. plates 
Paid Robert F. Tolman, for 42 lbs. potash 
Paid Sands & Crafts, for 5 bushels white beans 

for 2 bbls. apples 
Paid Warren Glover, for use- of horse 4 days 

for horse and wagon to Roxbury 

" do. do. to Boston 

Paid Charles A. Wood, for 1 ton coal 

for 1 cask lime 
Paid Walker & Bro., for 50 feet window glass 
Paid Samuel D. McElroy, for work at haying 
Paid Viles & Atkins, for 500 lbs. fish 

for 69 lbs. cheese 

" 347 lbs. sugar 

" 69 lbs. tea 

" 123 gallons molasses 

" 100 lbs. rice 

" 33 lbs. saleratus 

" 3 bushels white beans 

" 1 barrel 
Paid Joseph Marshall, for 4 doz. eggs 

for 10 lbs. saleratus, 80 ; 1^ lb. cassia, 48 
2 



3 00 


2 36 


4 44 


24 


1 44 


60 


4 49 


1 50 


2 16 


5 05 


1 29 


4 72 


18 


44 


67 


36 


98 


45 


67 


31 


96 


16 


78 


89 


58 


2 94 


8 67 


5 00 


3 50 


50 


1 75 


6 75 


90 


2 75 


2 00 


13 00 


4 25 


26 46 


23 18 


33 21 


3 25 


1 82 


5 25 


17 


64 


1 28 



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Paid Joseph Marshall, for l-Lg bushel, salt 

for 4 ounces nutmegs, 32 ; 1 peck rye meal, 23 
22J gallons vinegar, 3 78 ; 4 lbs. pepper, 76 
5 gallons molasses, 1 50; 5 lbs. apples, 31 
15 lbs. chocolate 
llj lbs. fish, 46; 7 lbs. rice, 28 
28 lbs. flour, 96 ; 4 lbs. tea, 2 00 
10 lbs. sugar, 90 ; 2 lbs. ginger, 28 
10 10-16 lbs. cheese 
onion seed, 20 ; garden seeds, 6 

4 quarts seed peas 
2 gaUons oil, 2 00 ; 1 lb. starch, 14 
2 lbs. nails, 11; 1 pail, 30 

2 mugs, 25 ; matches, 12 
1 floor brush, 1 00 ; 2 brooms, 40 
1 whip, 33 ; cord, 8 
1-4 lb. putty, 13 ; 1 can, 42 
candles, 7 ; sponge, 13 
1 wash bowl, 25 ; sand, 16 

1 1-4 lb. castile soap, 22 ; 1 rifle, 6 

3 lbs. F. yellow, 18 ; lampblack, 6 

2 pr. shoes, 1 83 ; 2 boxes pills, 1 00 

1 lb. elixir salutis, 60 ; 4 oz. senna, 12 

5 bottles peppermint 

3 bottles paregoric 
1^ lb. rhubarb, 75 ; balsam, 12 

2 lbs. epsom salts 

Paid Amasa Edson, for 14^ bushels potatoes 
Paid J. Barry & Co., for curing and smoking 4 hams 
Paid Otis Eaton, for carting flour 
Paid John P. Clapp, for 4 3-8 cords tan 

for 25 lbs. leather 
Paid Ebenezer D. Tileston, for 10 bushels I. meal 

for 21 bushels rye meal 
Paid John Preston, for 250 lbs. chocolate 
Paid Isaac Wentworth, for four months labor 
Paid Samuel P. Loud, for 5705 lbs. hay 

fees for weighing 
Paid Stephen Hall, for one stone di'ag 

for 1 pair broad cart wheels 

" 1 cart box 
Paid Charles A. Upham, for weighing 9 loads hay 

for weighing hemp 
Paid Oliver Glover, for 10 cords Avood 
Paid William Homes, for 16 cords wood 

for 1 ton sand, 80 ; 2 casks lime, 1 70 



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55 


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1 81 


3 00 


74 


2 96 


1 18 


88 


26 


90 


2 14 


41 


37 


1 40 


41 


55 


20 


41 


28 


24 


2 S3 


72 


1 63 


97 


87 


28 


4 79 


SO 


25 


4 37 


4 75 


6 25 


18 SO 


40 00 


64 00 


39 93 


S6 


4 50 


15 00 


50 


3 08 


1 02 


55 00 


95 00 



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15 

Paid E. & J. H. Sumner, for S48 lbs. beef 40 01 

Paid JMelzar Hatch, for one hoo-, weighing 208 lbs. 7 28 
Paid Preston & Curtis, for 4400 lbs. coal 14 43 

Paid Roswell Gleason, for 4 pint cups 50 

for 4 round pans 75 

Paid Ebenezer Eaton, for duties and commission on 

sale of pears 4 09 

Paid Erasmus D. Miller, for medical attendance and 

medicine to Michael Dolan 
Paid Cyrus Balkam, for freighting hay 4 days 
Paid Dorchester Turnpike Corporation for 6 mos. tolls 
Paid Edward V. Munroe, for 2 rake teeth 
for repairing rings 

repairing handirons and shovel 
piecing chain, 75 ; 8 doz. nails, 8 
sharpening 16 harrow teeth 
6 lbs. harrow teeth 
1 wheelbarrow tier 

1 hinge hook and nails 
4 chain hooks, 14 links 
mending bars and two chains 

2 boiler door hinges and bolt 
1 harrow tooth, 25 ; repairing axe, 25 
1 pair hinges and lock 
1 pair hinge hooks, 33 lbs. 
1 cart pin and repairing chain 

1 hook, 4 staples and 1 bolt 
repairing halyard and axle 
repairing cart axle 

2 axle irons, 75 ; 1 halyard bolt, 25 
13 lbs. tongue iron 
2 grindstone irons 
1 set cart tier nails 
repairing cart tier, 1 00 ; 1 hasp, 17 
1 door fastening, 25 ; 1 stone hammer, 75 
repairing roil box 
repairing 2 forks, 38 ; yoke, 50 
repairing yoke, 50; hoe, 13 
103 new ox shoes, 2 removed 

$1,809 29 

Deduct from ExpeTises of Poor in the House — 

For cash of George Haynes for one year's rent of 

Baxter house 32 00 

'«* '' John Webber & Son for picking manilla 66 25 



5 25 


4 00 


oils 5 30 


17 


17 


75 


83 


50 


60 


75 


37 


2 02 


75 


50 


50 


1 50 


4 13 


50 


50 


57 


75 


100 


163 


25 


2 67 


1 17 


100 


25 


88 


63 


17 44 



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For 



cash of Asa Davenport for John Capen's work 
City of Boston for support of Mary Morton 
Moses Day for picking manilla 
Asa Davenport for carting manure 
George Sawyer for cherries 
John Barnard for Capen's work 
" " for pasturing cow 
" " for winter pears 
Milo Furbush for winter pears 
Ebenezer Eaton for do. 
Sands & Crafts for do. 
Edward V. Munroe for do. 
Mr, Jackson for do. 
Henry H. Williams for do. 
Tombs & Co. for do. 
John Hill & Co. for do. 
A. & A. C. Hall for do. 
Cory & Long for do. 
Whitney & Dana for do. 
William Parker for salt hay 
William B. HoUis for hay 
Samuel B. Pierce 2d, for hay 
Stephen Wales for summer pears 
Ashael H. Glover for old brick 
Edward Jenkins for pasturing cow 

" " for old iron 

Ebenezer Sumner for salt hay 

4 feet wood delivered school No. 2 

12 feet wood to sundry persons per account 
" Poor out of the Alms House " 



24 36 


1 5 25 


32 27 


1 00 


4 26 


17 62 


15 00 


5 00 


25 00 


2 50 


5 00 


2 50 


2 50 


15 00 


20 00 


20 00 


9 25 


14 00 


4 50 


12 78 


9 60 


35 50 


17 75 


1 75 


4 00 


15 00 


24 05 


3 25 


9 75 



Making the Expenses of Poor in the House, de- 



$456 69 



ducting the receipts as above 



$1,352 60 



Statistics of the Alms House. 
Number of Inmates reported in 1844 

"" " admitted the past year 

•fc"' ' " discharged " " 

—" deaths " " 



ii>,'^A>\}' 



Inmates now in the House 



29 
14 
13 
6 
24 



Building Barn. 
Paid Asa Davenport for building a barn, as per 
contract with the Selectmen 



$455 00 



It 

POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Joel R. Howe, for cash to Michael Mahan, a 

State pauper 1 00 

" Benjamin H. West, for 2 visits, medicine and 

advice to John Davis 2 16 

Paid Jerauld N. E. Mann, for support of Oliver 

Blackman in House of Correction 9 months 39 00 
for support of Jesse Tolman in House of Correc- 
tion 4 months 17 02 
" error in charges for support of O. Blackman 

and J. Tolman 11 50 

Paid Mary Mcintosh, for board of Adaline Tovvnsend 

one year 
Paid E. & J. H. Sumner, for 730J lbs. beef 
Paid City of Boston, for support of Samuel Brom- 
well in House of Industry 6 weeks 
for cash to Mary Rittenhouse 
" 6 feet wood to Mary Rittenhouse 
" 12 feet wood to Rhoda Davis 
" 4 feet wood to Clarissa Hook 
Paid A. & J. H. Upham, for supplies to Lois Kelton 
1 year 3 months 
" Robert F. Tolman, for supplies to Henry Orr 
Paid Charles A. Wood, for 1000 lbs. coal to Jesse 
Crane 
for J cord wood to Jesse Crane 
" 1000 lbs. coal to John Davis 
" IJ cord wood to do. 
Paid Humphrey & Talbot, for 2 cords wood to Mrs. 
Bird 
for 1 ton coal to Mrs. Robinson 
" 6 feet wood, 4 56J ; ^ ton coal, 3 12 — to Mrs. 

ColHns 7 68 J 

Paid John P. Spooner, for 17 visits and medicine to 

Betsy Trout 12 75 

" Hannah Hay den, for 6 weeks' service as nurse 

to B. Trout 
" Stephen Bird, for board of B. Trout 11 weeks 
" Samuel Littlefield, for J cord wood to Mrs. 

Robinson 
" Charles Howe, for supplies to Mrs. Collins 
52 weeks 
Paid Preston & Curtis, for 6 ft. wood to Mrs. Daniels 
for 1 ton coal to Mrs. Pratt 
" 1 ton coal to Mrs. Bryant 
" 1 cord wood to Alfred Dow 
2# 



2184 


28 51 


6 00 


3 50 


4 50 


9 00 


3 00 


2166 


3 00 


3 38 


3 12 


3 37 


9 25 


11 75 


6 25 



6 00 


16 50 


3 50 


26 00 


4 50 


6 00 


6 00 


6 50 



18 

Paid Preston & Curtis, for 1 cord wood to Miss Bray 7 00 
for 1 cord wood to Lois Kelton 7 00 

Paid James Shepard, for board of Mrs. Trout lOwks 15 00 
for board of nurse 10 weeks 10 00 

Paid James Tolman, for supplies to Mrs. Good- 
speed 13 weeks 16 00 
Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for cash to Eebecca Preston 74 00 
for cash paid Lydia Eogers 8 00 
" expenses to Worcester 4 00 
Paid Oliver Hall, for cash to Triphosa Bray 20 00 
for cash to Susanna Clapp 20 00 
" 4 feet wood from Alms House to Mrs. Wheeler 3 25 
" 4 feet wood to Mrs. Pratt 3 25 
" 4 feet wood to Mrs. John Withington 3 25 



$494 99^ 



Deduct frovi Expenses of Poor out of the Alms House — 

For cash received of the town of Milton for supplies 

to Jesse Crane 19 00 
of do. for supplies to Harriet B. Hunt 5 25 
of do. for supplies to Abigail Daniels 9 37 
For cash received of the town of Mansfield for sup- 
plies to Lydia Rogers 8 00 
For cash received of the town of Hingham for sup- 
plies to Mary Bryant 14 63 
For cash received of the toAvn of Wellfleet for sup- 
plies to Betsy Trout 35 25 
For cash of John Preston for Rebecca Preston 75 00 



$166 50 
Total expense on account of Poor out of the House, 

deducting receipts as above $328 49^ 



SUPPORT OF LUNATICS IN HOSPITAL AT 

WORCESTER. 

Paid Alfred D. Foster, for board of Benjamin F. 

Glover 15 weeks 4 days 35 81 

for Probate Notice, 2 00 ; clothing, 3 90 ; postage, 
10 ; expenses home, 3 00 ; interest on ac- 
count of B. F. Glover, 2 68 11 68 
" board of George I. Ellis 1 year 4 days 115 07 
" 1 pair shoes to G. I. Ellis 75 
" board 1 year, 118 30; clothing, 5 39— to Mar- 
shall Floyd 123 69 



19 

Paid Alfred D. Foster, for board of Elisha D. Pierce 

S weeks IS 40 

for board of Eliza A. Randall 1 year 118 30 

for clothing, 6 97 ; interest on account of E. A. 

Randall, 6 10 13 07 



$436 77 
Deduct cash received of Benj. F. Glover 47 49 



$389 28 



ENGINES. 

No. 1. Fountain. — Dorchester and Milton Bridge. 

Paid S. & E. Thayer, for 12^ feet suction hose 
for 2 sets screws, 8 75 ; fitting do. 1 50 
repairing joint in water way 
crane-neck beam and loops 
hose irons, 3 00 ; 2 pole eyes, 1 00 
hanging elastic pipe, 1 75; repairing chain, 50 
1 set spring keys, for buckets 
1 double joint 
3 poles, tips and rings 
splicing suction branches 
repairing pistons 

straps, and leathering suction irons 
1 pair breaks, tips and stock 
varnishing engine 
labor on engine 
Paid Leonard Everett, for 10 lbs. tallow 

" George Haynes, for altering lantern 
Paid David H. Gilbert, for labor on engine, leather- 
ing valves and" flanges for leading hose 
Paid Dorchester Cotton and Iron Factory, for turn- 
ing two iron pins 
Paid James Jenkins, for making poles for 4 fire hooks 
Paid Ed^nn W. Knight, for 2 bolts 
for repairing fire hook 4 times 
" hook and bolt 

" 11 hooks, 1 75; 2 spanners, 75 
" spanners, and repairing piston rod 
" repairing hose carriage 
" 4 irons for breaks 
" conveying hooks to and from fire 
Paid Edwin A. Smith, for serWces as steward 



37 50 


10 25 


3 00 


4 00 


4 00 


2 25 


1 50 


1 00 


5 50 


2 00 


5 00 


3 67 


4 17 


200 


5 00 


60 


1 50 


4 00 


1 00 


1 50 


33 


4 25 


75 


2 50 


5 50 


2 00 


6 00 


1 00 


175 



20 

Paid Charles Dunmore, for cost of repairing hose 
for transporting hose to and from Boston 
" 18 lbs. manilla rope 
" conveying rope from Boston 
Paid Joseph Young, for horse on engine to John 
Welles' 
for transporting engine to and from Boston for re- 
pairs 
Paid William Munroe, for 1 fire hook, 33 lbs. 
for fitting hook and bolts 
" 3 bolts and 1 fork 
Paid Darius Brewer, for 5J lbs. white lead 
for 5^ galls, neats foot oil 
" 2 J " lamp oil, 2 59 ; 1 brush, 29 
" 1 qt. boiled linseed oil, 14 ; axe handle, 17 
" 1 doz. screws, 5 ; wicking, 12 
" ^ pint spirits turpentine, 6 ; bottle, 6 
" beeswax, 44 ; lampblack, 3 
" 14 oz. sponge, 67 ; soap and sponge, 25 
" 1 lb. rotten stone, 12 ; 1 pulley, 10 
" 1 window line, 63 ; 1^ lb. rope, 25 
Paid Edwin B. Bennette, for repairing runners 
Paid Humphrey & Talbot, for 4 feet wood * 

for 300 lbs. coal 
Paid Quincy Granite Company, for one door stone 
Paid Edward Curtis, for setting door stone 
for 3 fire hook poles 
" for sawing wood 
Paid Darius Brewer, for stone for foundation to en- 
gine house 
for cash to Charles Bronsdon, for platform 
Paid Henry Crane, for 15 dogs, 4J lbs., 15 nails and 
iron for railing 
for irons for threshold 
Paid Robert M. Todd, for 537 ft. plank, 5 91, and 
72 ft. timber, 4 68, and to carting the same, 
37, for platform 10 96 

Paid Darius Brewer, for re-imbursement of subscrip- 
tions, as per vote of the Town 9 00 

$190 39^ 



75 


50 


171 


25 


100 


2 00 


4 13 


2 00 


1 50 


57 


7 87 


2 88 


31 


17 


12 


47 


92 


22 


88 


2 00 


2 67J 


90 


3 00 


1 00 


100 


50 


5 00 


1 00 


96 


63^ 



No. 2. Protector. — Meeting-house Hill. 

Paid John Tucker, for 64 hours labor on engine 10 00 

" Samuel C. Bird, for cleaning engine 1 50 

" Walker & Brother, for 1 coach wrench 3 00 



21 

Paid Joseph IMarshall, for 2 galls, neats-foot oil 3 00 
for 3 galls, winter oil 2 75 
" for 1 water-pot, 75 ; 1 broom, 25 1 00 
" 2 lbs. rotten stone, 2S ; 1 pail, 25 ; matches, 6 59 
Paid James Davenport, for 7 pullies for hose 75 
Paid Leonard H. HoAve, for S8 hours' labor, clean- 
ing- engine and oiling hose 11 00 
Paid Isaac Spear, for 2S hours' labor, cleaning en- 
gine and hose 3 50 
Paid Otis Eaton, for carting hose carriage to Roxbury 50 
for carting hose to and from Boston four times 2 00 
Pain Oliver Hall, for one lock 50 
Paid Roswell Gleason, for 16 yards sheeting 1 60 

for two spools cotton 12 /^ ^^ 

Paid Jonas P. Tolman, for 2 stoves, 6 50, 3 50 10 00 ^ ' 

for carting and putting up stoves 1 00 

" one boiler, 2 00 ; 51 lbs. funnel, 6 37 8 37 
Paid Edward V. Munroe, for 4 hinge-hooks, 20 

nails, 3 rings, 3 staples 89 

for hose shaft and 14 plates, weighing 25 lbs. 2 50 
Paid W. C. Hunneman & Co. for hose carriage 45 00 

Deduct old carriage and work 25 00 20 00 



$84 57 



No. 3. Torrent. — Near Four Corners. 
Paid Lois Trescott, in part for a site for Engine 

House 200 00 

Paid Wm. M. Blackraan, for repairing fire buckets 1 12 

Paid John Delano, Jr. for repairing engine 1 50 

for one spanner 50 

Paid Nathan La\vrence, for work on engine '1 62 

for cash paid for horse 1 00 

Paid George E. Clapp, for one axe handle 50 

for repairing box 75 

Paid Roswell Gleason, for labor 1 00 

for 4 qts. oil, 1 00; wicking, 10 1 10 

Paid Elbridge G. McElroy, for one hook and swivel 

to strap 25 

for 14 spanner belts, 3 straps 7 75 

" painting one pair torches 75 

" making and painting suction coverings 6 50 

" 12 collars for hose screws 50 

" 6 pads for hose 4 50 

" 4 caps for copper suctions 1 50 

" mending, painting and lettering 8 fire buckets 3 12 



> ^7 



32 

Paid Stillman Stone, for 6 galls. N. oil 

for 15 lbs, rope, 1 50 ; sponge, 25 

" cash paid W. C. Hunneman & Co. for piecing 
leading hose 

" for fitting long pipe 
Paid William F. Sumner, for cleaning engine and 

washing and oiling hose 
Paid Charles F. Harrod, for cleaning engine, wash- 
ing and oiling hose 
Paid Charles Ellis, for 814 ft. boards 

for 13 J days' labor 

" cash paid for labor 

" 46 ft. joist 

" 1 jack hook, 1 25 ; 3 lb. nails, 18 

" 2^ lb. nails, screws and hinges 
Paid Joshua Johnson, for 4 days' labor on engine house 6 00 

for removing posts 

" 1 post, 25 ; lumber, 85 

" 8 lb. nails 
Paid John C. He wins, for wrench and shaft 
Paid Jonas P. Tolman, for 3 pieces stone 

for 121 lb. funnel, 15 12 ; boiler, 2 00 

" 2 stoves, 6 50, 5 00 ; 15^ lb. iron, 1 55 
Paid Robert Vose, for services of 8 members 
Paid William F. Williams, for building chimney, 4 50 ; 

stock, 50 5 00 

Paid William C. Hunneman & Co., for exchange of 

hose carriage 28 00 

for repairing hose carriage 1 00 



8 25 


1 75 


3 22 


25 


5 00 


5 00 


17 93 


21 24 


100 


56 


143 


137 


e6 00 


125 


1 10 


40 


1 17 


150 


17 12 


13 05 


10 00 



$386 55 



No. 4. Alert. — Upper Mills. 

Paid Darius Brewer, for 4 lines 50 

Paid Enoch Fenno, for set runners 8 00 

for exchange of hose carriage 10 00 

" cleaning engine and oiling and drying hose 7 

times after fires 17 50 

cleaning engine after meetings 2 50 

leathering cylinders and plungers 4 00 

repairing hose, 50 ; do. bell yoke, 1 50 2 00 

oil and tallow, 1 37 ; 2 straps, 25 1 62 

oil for torches, 84 ; wood and coal, 75 1 59 

Paid George L. Fisher, for iron work on engine 75 

for services of 9 members 11 75 

Paid Shelton & Cheever, for splicing 5 pieces hose 5 00 



23 

Paid Charles Tileston, for 1 cylinder stove 3 25 

for 26 .J lbs. funnel, 3 32 ; S lbs. zinc, SO 4 12 

Paid George W. Haley, for repairing engine 37 

for repairing hose carriage 83 

" 2 clasps, 4 bolts to bell 75 

" key and chain, and mending bolts 25 



$74 78 



No. 5. Independence. — Neponset Village. 
Paid Nathaniel Minot, in part, for site for engine 

house 200 00 

Paid Charles Hunt, for horse on engine to fire 1 00 
Paid Jos. C. Robinson, for copper rivets and hooks, 

and for repairing beam 1 50 
for 6 chains and keys 75 
" rivets and irons 50 
Paid Ebenezer Holmes, for horse and wagon transport- 
ing hose 1 00 
for horse on engine to fires in Dorchester, 3 times 3 00 
Paid Bacon & Baird, for 1 line 8 
for 6 qts. oil, 1 40 ; wicking, 16 1 56 
• " 2 qts. alcohol 42 
" horse and wagon to Boston 1 00 
Paid Joseph Pillsbury, for horse on engine to 3 fires 

in Dorchester 3 00 
Paid John Hoit, for horse on engine to fire at S. 

Withington's 1 00 
Paid William G. Swan, for 16 J days' labor, cleaning 

engine 24 75 

for cleaning engine 3 times 2 75 

" oiHng hose 25 

" repairing and oiling hose twice 2 00 

" procuring repairs on hose twice in Boston 3 00 

" cleaning and oiling hose 1 50 

" repairing engine twice 2 50 

" ser^-ices of seven members 8 75 
Paid Jonathan Hammond, for 2 qts. N. F. oil, 75; 

work on engine, 1 25 2 00 
Paid Daniel Pierce, Jr., for 1 share in old engine No. 5 16 00 



$278 31 



No. 6. Tiger. — Near Five Cor7iers. 
Paid A. & J. H. Upham, for 6 gals. N. oil 6 00 

for 2^ gals, oil, 2 63 ; wicking, 8 2 71 



24 

Paid A. & J. H. Upham, for 1 broom, 25 ; S. candles, 42 67 
for 6 oz. sponge, 24 ; brushes, 20 ; 2 lbs. C. soap, 34 78 

Paid Elias S. Warren, for. 5 hours' labor cleaning 

engine. and hose 62 

for cleaning engine and hose 19 times 28 50 



39 28 



Dorchester Hook and Ladder Co. — Meeting-house Hill. 
Paid D. W. & S. H. Barnes, for 33 lbs. Manilla rope 3 13 



FIRE APPARATUS. 

Paid William Oliver, by order of Committee, for hose 

and other fire apparatus 800 00 

Paid Mary Cushing, for interest on $500, for 6 mos. 12 50 
Paid Robert Thaxter, for interest on $500, for 6 mos. 12 50 
Paid Caleb Wilson, for hook and ladder carriage, 

by order of Committee 130 00 

Paid Dorchester and Milton Bank, for interest on 

$2,000 for 1 and 2 years 150 84 

" Same, for interest on $2,000 for 3 and 6 mos. 25 84 
" Same, for interest on $1,300 for 3 mos. 16 80 

[Note taken up, dated Jan. 16, 1844, $1,350.] 



RECAPITULATION. 

No. 1, Fountain 

2, Protector 

3, Torrent 

4, Alert 

5, Independence 

6, Tiger 

Hook and Ladder Co. 



Fire Apparatus 



$1,148 48 

190 39^ 

84 57 
386 55 

74 78 
278 31 

39 28 
3 13 


$1,057 OIJ 
1,148 48 



$2,205 49J 



SITE FOR ENGINE HOUSE NO. 3. 
Paid Thomas Baldwin, for site for engine house 300 00 
for removing engine house, underpinning, and 

levelling in front, per contract 50 00 

$350 00 



25 



NEW ENGINES. 



Paid Edmund P. Tileston, by order of Committee, 

for 2 new Enmnes, viz., Nos. 4 and 5 700 00 



BUILDING ENGINE HOUSES. 

Paid Darius Brewer, for building house for Engine 

No. 1 300 00 

Paid Edward Curtis, for foundation 60 00 

for extra labor altering foundation 6 50 

" 1 stick timber 2 33 

Paid Joshua Johnson, for building house for Engine 

No. 2 300 00 

Paid Ashael H. Glover, for building house for 

Engine No. 3 300 00 

Paid Edmund P. Tileston, for building house for 

Engine No. 4 300 00 

Paid Asa Robinson, for building house for Engine 

No. o 300 00 

Paid Ebenezer Sumner, for building house for En- 
gine No. 6 300 00 



$1,868 83 



MILITARY SERVICES. 

Paid Benjamin Stone, Jr., for services of 27 mem- 
bers Dorchester Artillery 156 00 

Paid Charles B. Lucas, for services in Dorchester 

Artillery 1 00 

Paid Samuel B. Henley, for services in Dorchester 

Artillery 1 00 

Paid John Short, for do. do. do., 1843 5 00 



$163 00 



HIGHWAYS. 

Paid George B. Billings, for work at Squantum and 

Farms 15 00 

Paid Ebenezer D. Tileston, for 4 bu. Indian meal 2 50 
Paid First Parish, for lease of land, by order of the 

town 50 00 

Paid Charles A. Upham, for tongue to stone roll 2 75 

Paid John Tileston, for 56 days' service as Surveyor 98 00 

for use of 1 yoke oxen 82 days 123 00 

3 



26 



Paid John Tileston, for use of 1 yoke steers 19 days 
for use of 1 horse 17 days 
" ox cart 19 days 
6^ lbs. powder 
3 cast steel shovels 
2 hoes 

plough points 
granite for bridge 
horse and wagon to ledge 
Paid Charles Howe, for 1 hoe 
Paid Roswell Gleason, for 1 glass lantern, and for 

blasting tubes, to Ebenezer Wales 
Paid John Tileston, for 6J days' work by men 
Paid Enoch Fenno, for 3 pick handles, 75 ; repairing 
cart, $1 03 

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

Paid John Warren, for 1 day's labor 

Paid John Gateley, for 4 " 

Paid James Houghton, for 1 " 

Paid William Wellington, for service of 1 man, oxen 

and horse, 1 day breaking out roads 
Paid Charles Walker, for 3^ days' labor 

[The following bills have been approved by 
!•; Ebenezer Wales, Surveyor.] 

Paid Elijah Withington, for 5 days' service as Sur- 
veyor 
for 300 lbs. hay, 2 10 ; horse 1 J day, 75, 2 85 
deduct use of oxen 1 day 1 25 

'Paid John Tileston, for service, and for use of horse 
' ; and chaise examining roads 

for 32 days' service as Surveyor 



00 



d'^ 



use of 1 yoke oxen 28 days 

(( (( (( 9 A " 

" horse and cart 1 day 
" horse 3 days 
35 days' labor by Michael Dolan 



22 






John Stevens 


8i 






George Plunkett 


36 






John Gateley 


4 






Levi Downs 


1 






Charles Rogers 


1 




', <ti'^- • 


Charles Walker 


1 




(( 


William Lunt 



1 

3 



9 50 

8 50 

4 75 

25 

00 

84 

63 

35 

37 

62^ 

80 
7 29 

1 78 



1 00 
4 00 

1 00 

2 50 

3 50 



8 75 


1 60 


2 87 


56 00 


42 00 


33 00 


1 13 


1 50 


39 38 


24 75 


9 63 


40 50 


4 50 


1 12 


1 12 


1 12 



60 


117 00 


118 12 


131 62 


20 81 


4 00 


30 37 


20 80 


8 25 


2 64 



Paid John P. Clapp, for 10 loads gravel 

" Michael Gateley, for 104 days' labor 

" Nicholas Donalan, for 105 " 

" Patrick Morris, for 117 " 

" John Harrington, for 18^ " 

" James Robinson, for use of team 1 day 
Paid Oliver Green, for 27 days' labor 

" John Delano, Jr., for sharpening 264 points, 
of bars, picks, and drills, and steeling 1 pick, 
S21 05 ; deduct for 1 old pick, 25 
Paid Andrew Glover, for 3 casks powder 

" James M. Lucas, for 44 loads stone chips 

[The following bills have been approved by 
John Tileston, Surveyor.] 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, for 115^ days' service as 

Surveyor " 202 13 

for use of oxen 10S|^ days 163 50 

" " horse 32 days 16 00 
" 377 loads stone chips 22 62 

Deduct for loam sold 5 00 17 62 
Paid Philip Holmes, for 4f days' labor on D. & M. 

Bridge 5 00 

Paid Michael Dolan, for 25^ days' labor 28 68 

" Thomas Daffley, for 32 " 36 00 

" Thomas Courley, for 31 " 34 88 

« Thomas Taberit, for 6 " 6 00 

" George Plunkett, for 12J " 14 06 

" John Gateley, for 57| " 64 68 

" William Lunt, for 6^- " 7 31 

" John Stevens, for 25 '^ 28 12 

" Edwin Thatcher, for 1 " 1 00 

Paid Elijah Withington, for 4 " 4 50 

for use of horse and cart 2 days 2 25 

Paid John Preston, for 545 loads gravel 33 70 

" Otis Nichols, for 247 loads gravel 14 82 

Paid George W. Haley, for 8J lb. pick 1 37 

for steeling 2 picks and bar, and sharpening bar 1 10 

" repairing cart, plough and bar 87 

" repairing cart, 25 ; sharpening 6 picks, 20 45 

,/^ setting cart tier, 82; do. 6 hub bands, $1 3 00 

-" repairing plough, 13 ; do. chain, 8 21 

'f,r243 lbs. cart tiers 15 80 

Deduct 130 lbs. old tiers sold 2 95 12 85 
Paid Charles Walker, for drilling and blasting 

rocks 8 58 



28 

Paid Edward Curtis, for 3 days' labor on bridge, 

Adams St. 4 50 

Paid Henry Crane, for 36f lbs. irons for drain 2 58 

for sharpening drills and picks 33 

Paid Aaron D. Capen, for 2 loads slatestones 1 00 

for 16 loads gravel 1 00 

" 12 loads stone 7 00 

Paid John C. He wins, for sharpening 33 pick 

points 1 65 
Paid John C. He wins, for 1 ox shoe, 17 ; steeling 2 

picks, 1 33 1 50 

for steeling 1 point 37 



$1,794 72* 



ABATEMENTS, FEES AND DISCOUNTS. 

April 11, 1844 — Paid Wm. Tolman for abatements 80 79 
June 12, 1844 " " " 14 88 

Dec. 3, 1844 " " " 225 28 

Dec. 3, 1844 — ^Paid same, for fees and discounts 381 12 
Jan. 3, 1845 " " " 184 11 



1886 18 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for 1 year's ser^dces as 

Selectman and Overseer of the Poor 
Paid William Tolman, for do. 

" Oliver Hall, for do. 

" Charles Howe, for 1 year's salary as Town 
Treasurer 
Paid Harvey Howe, for 3 days service coll'g polls 

for 25 days as Assessor 
Paid John P. Clapp, for 23J days as Assessor 

for extra travel 
Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for 3 days' collecting polls 

for 26 days as Assessor 
Paid Robert Vose, for 4 days' service collecting polls 

for 24 days as Assessor 
Paid Joseph Clap, for 3 days' collecting polls 

for stationery for Assessors 

for 26 days' service as Assessor 

for care of books for Assessors 



50 00 


50 00 


50 00 


80 00 


4 50 


25 00 


23 50 


1 75 


4 50 


26 00 


; 5 00 


24 00 


4 50 


50 


26 00 


2 00 



$377 25 



29 

It should be noted here, that since the examination of 
the ToA\Ti Treasurer's accounts, a bill of $108 74 has been 
allowed by the Selectmen, for the services of the Town 
Clerk, from July 3, 1S43. 



IMPROVEMENT OF BURIAL GROUNDS^ , 

Paid Daniel Davenport, for 13^ days' labor in North 

B. ground 16 87 

Paid Hezekiah Park, for 12 days' labor in same 15 02 
Paid Darius Brewer, for balance of cost, building 

wall, at South B. gi'ound 54 89 
Paid Samuel Littlefield, for 3 days' labor in South 

B. ground, gravelling walks 4 37 

for S days' labor^in do. * 10 00 

" sharpening pick 5 times 25 

Paid Isaac Wentworth, for 22 days' labor 13 51 

Paid Nathaniel Ford, for lOJ days' labor 15 75 

Paid Samuel Littlefield, for 8§ days, 9 77 ; for 

labor, 31 10 08 
Paid Thomas Baldwin, for 5^ days' labor, by man 

and oxen 16 00 



$156 74 



INCIDENTAL TOWN EXPENSES/ 

Paid AVilliam Tolman, for ringing bell, sweeping 
ToA^ii House for Town meetings, and for 
making fires for Town Meetings and Com- 
mittees 17 75 
for letter-book for Selectmen 1 50 
" horse and wagon for Selectmen, on highways 1 00 
Paid To\Ma of Milton, for half of bill for lumber and 

labor on D. & M. Bridge 3 69 

Paid Edward Holden, for preparing Auditors' Sixth 

Report, procuring printing, &c. 14 00 

for distributing Report to each family in the Town 6 00 
Paid David Clapp, Jr., for 1,000 copies Auditors' 

Sixth Report, 36 pages 39 86 

Paid Robert M. Todd for 19-40 ton lumber, for D. 

& M. Bridge 3 33 

for 667 ft, plank for do. 7 34 

" carting lumber 50 

Paid Joseph Hooper, for 1 bbl. crackers delivered at 

S. Withington's by order of Firewards 4 00 

3# 



Paid Thomas J. Tolman, for blank book for deeds 
Paid Lemuel S. Blackman, for 9 lights glass and 
setting 
for 6 days' labor, setting glass, broken in bksting 

rocks 
" 22^ lbs. putty 
" 4 lbs. whiting, 16 ; tins, 10 
Paid George Barker, for 12 chairs * i'if 

Paid Peter Blake, for service of Warrant&t'ifor.'S 
-■' ■ Town Meetings ^lin-.i'.;.: 

for attendance as Police Officer at 8 Town 

Meetings 
" notifying Town Offic&rs ■ 
'• making fires in Town House, for Firewards 
" 10 dinners for Selectmen, Town Clerk and 

Clergyman 
'' 5 luncheons- 
Paid Stephen Brown, for sale of 55 shares State 

Bank, at 57 
Paid Daniel Davenport, for ringing bell for 12 Town 

Meetings'- '■■' 
Paid Richard Fletcher, for plea before a Committee 

of the Legislature, on 0. C. Railroad 
Paid Charles Howe, for 12 dinners for Selectmen, 
Clerk and Constable 
for 4 luncheons for Selectmen and Clerk 
" luncheons for Assessors 21 days 
" fuel, making fires and lighting hall for Fire- 
wards, 6 times 
" fuel and making fires 9 days, for Assessors 
" blank book for Records, for Firewards 
Paid Samuel N. Dickinson, for 200 quarto bills 

for loo copies " List of Voters" 
Paid H. B. Ruggles, for 3 rotary chairs and cushions 
" James Bryant, for 9 lights sash for Blackman's 
house ■ 
Paid Joseph Clap, for 101 dinners for Assessors 
' '" Eayrs and Fairbanks, for 1,720 tax bills and 

tax book 6 75 

Paid Warren Glover, for use of horse 4 days at 

North Burial-ground 3 50 

■ Paid John Tileston, for 4,377 ft. plank for Mil- ■ 

ton LTpper Bridge 45 15 

for 1 40-50 ton timber and sawing 9 69 

" carting lumber 6 00 ^;'l 

" 8^ days' labor on bridge 11 16 



4 50 


1 07 


10 50 

2 00 

26 

8 40 


12 00 


9 00 
6 50 
1 50 


7 50 

1 25 


1188 


3 00 


50 00 


9 00 
1 00 
5 25 


4 12^ 

4 50 

84 

3 00 

14 00 

12 00 


56 

50 50 



31 



for horse and cart 1 day, 1 00 ; spikes, 60 1 60 
" 40 ft. boards 50 



S74 10 
Deduct ^, viz., 37 05, to be paid by 

To^TO of Milton 37 05 

Paid Joseph G. Torrejs for printing 100 sheet bills 
'• for Firewards 9 87 

for 100 pamphlets for do. 7 00 

Paid Elijah Withington, for interest on $350 for 1 yr 17 50 
Paid Thomas Groom & Co. for blank book for town 

records 6 00 

Paid Ebenezer Holmes, for removing old Engine 
House from Meeting-house Hill to School 
Pasture 
for filling up wall 
Paid Read Taft, for one third of charges for peram- 
■ bulating town lines between Dorchester, 

Roxbury and Dedham 
Paid Joseph Marshall, for 4 lights glass to E. Eaton 

" For postage to Assessors 
Paid Beals & Greene, for advertising in Morning 
Post " S2000 Reward " 
for 500 Assessors' Notices 
Paid James Loring, for blank book for Assessors 
Paid EdAvin W. Kniarht, for rail irons, 1 75 ; spikes, 
33— for D. & M. Bridge 
" Dorchester and Milton Bank, for interest on 

S5000 borrowed in anticipation of taxes 
" John P. Clapp, for blank book for taxes 
" William Trask, for use of boat 13 times 
Paid Thomas M. Moseley, for surveying land near 
the Town House 
for draft of survey 
Paid Moses Dane, for 34^ days' labor, laying wall, 
at Mill Pond, &c. 
for 27;!^ days' labor, laying stone, on Cottage and 
Sumner streets, and at Mill Pond 
Paid Henry Crane, for sharpening 26 picks and 2 bars 

for hasp and staples, 17 ; mending chain, 18 
Paid Thomas S. Briggs, for 4^ days' labor on D. & 
M. Bridge 
for 5 lbs. spikes, 25 ; sulphur, 10 
" drilling holes, 50 ; painting rail, .37 
Paid Thaddeus Clapp, for services in the registration 
^' of 20 births li^i- 100 



15 00 
23 00 


7 33 

45 
4 51 


5 00 
2 50 
7 00 


2 08 


82 26 

50 

2 63 


1 50 
75 


59 95 


47 69 

122 

35 


6 51 
35 

87 



32 

Paid A. & W. Pope, for 158 feet dimension stock, 

4 07 ; 71 feet joist, 78 4 85 

for 16 posts, 2 67 ; 125 pickets, 1 67 4 34 

for 2 cedar posts, 1 25; 22 feet joist, 33 1 58 

Paid Phineas Goodwin, for 3^ days' work 5 25 

for laying 15 rods Avail S. Burial Ground 60 00 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, for laying stone in Cottage 

street, 4 days' labor 6 00 

for two days' labor at Sumner's pond 3 00 

" J day self and oxen, carting gravel to pond 1 63 

" 1 day, gravelling 1 12 

Paid John H. Robinson, for 336 ft. plank, 3 36, and 

carting same to Tide Mill, 50 3 86 
for iron work, 1 26 ; labor, 75 2 01 
" 1 ton timber, 7 00 ; sawing same, 80, for rail- 
ing on Commercial street 7 80 
Paid Thomas Baldwin, for 7^ days' labor, by man 

and horse, at Tide Mill 26 00 

Paid Oliver Hall, for writing table for Town House 8 00 

for 4 lights glass to E. Eaton 40 
" horse and wagon for Selectmen, examining 

roads 1 00 
Paid Roswell Gleason, for stationery for Assessors 2 50 
Paid Asa Robinson, for stock and labor on Commer- 
cial Point bridge 2 25 
for irons for same 1 25 
Paid Thomas W. Capen, for setting glass in Town 

House 1 68 

Paid Charles Ewell, finishing lobby of Town House 1 75 

for stock for same 50 
Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for preparing warrants 

for 6 Town Meetings 13 50 

for half ream letter paper, and paper for warrants 1 92 

" steel pens, 50 ; cash for recording deeds, 1 13 1 63 

" postage, 1 42 ; black paint, 8 1 50 

" expense of committee to Roxbury, before the 

County Commissioners 4 50 

" Supplement to Statutes of Massachusetts 88 

Paid Samuel Tileston, for 2 days' labor 3 25 

for 20 lbs. paint 2 50 

Paid Edward V. Munroe, for sharpening 585 drill 

and pick points 29 15 

for steeling and piecing 4 drills 7 50 

" " two picks 1 50 

" mending ox yoke irons, 50; mend, spoon, 17 67 

" " drill and chain 75 



33 

Paid James Jenkins, for 192 feet joist 2 12 

for 4 spikes, 23 ; 3 cedar posts, 1 13 1 36 

'• half day's labor, putting up railing near John 

Welles's 75 



$913 47 



Deduct from Account Incidental Expenses — 

Received of Samuel Downer, Jr. for rent of land on 

High street 2 00 

Received of the \o^xxy of Milton, for repairs on D. & 

M. bridge, 1 94 ; for lumber for do. 5 58 7 52 

$9 52 
Showing net amount Incidental Expenses to be $903 95J 

SCHEDULE OF THE SCHOOL PROPERTY. 

Benj. Pette's Note, secured by mortgage 18 47 
Eleazer Rhoades's Note, do. do. 150 03 

Eliphalet Fuller's Note, do. do. 156 12 

324 62 

20 shares State Bank, par value $60 each 1,200 
7 " Tremont Bank, par value $100 

each 700 

6 " Bank of Norfolk, nominal value 

$70 each (a dividend of stock at 

30 pr ct. having been received) 420 
2 " Dorchester and Milton Bank, 

par value $100 each 200 



2,520 00 
Cash on hand in the Treasury 217 00 

$2,737 00 



Other Town Property. 

John W. Munroe's Note, secured by mortgage 100 00 

Charles Seavems's Notes for $78 and $114 13 192 13 

$292 13 



34 

Bala7ice in Treasury, February 1, 1845. 

Deposited in Dorchester and Milton Bank $1,420 44 

Cash on hand 115 39 



$1,535 S3 



To which may be added, as available for payment 
of current expenses : 

Balance due from Collector 90 60 

Due from the State for sut»port of State paupers, to 

Nov. 1, 1844 ' 32 90 

Due from the State for military services 159 00 

Due from Town of Shrewsbury, for supplies to Mar- 
tha Pratt 14 25 

Due from Town of Hingham, for supplies to Mary 

Bryant 6 00 

Due from Town of Wellfleet, for supplies to Betsey 

Trout 25 00 

Due from Town of Milton, for supplies to Jesse 

Crane and A. Daniel ,^,^^. 11 00 

Due from same, for repairs on Dorchester and' Mil- 
ton Bridge 4 91 



Total means of the Treasury $1,879 49 



MS. ERRATA. 

Page 4, lines 2 and 4, for June 9 read A^ril 9. 
" 11, line 13 from bottom, for icick read looolen. 
" 18, " 8, for cashpaicf Lydia Rogers, read cash to L. R. 
" " " 20, for Town of iJfajzs^eZrf, read ikZars7i/teZrf. 
" 19, " 4, for interest on account of E. A. Randall, read on general 

account. 
" 21, " 24, for paid Lois Trescott in joart, read in ,/mZZ. 
" 23, " 8, for paid Nathaniel Minot in part, read in fulL 



35 



In connection with the Report of the Expenditures and 
Receipts of the Town, the following estimate, made by the 
Selectmen, is presented for the consideration of the Inhabi- 
tants of the Town of Dorchester. 

Respectfully submitted — 

LEWIS PIERCE, 
EDWARD HOLDEN, '> Auditors. 
THADDEUS CLAPP, 
Dorchester, Feb. 14, 1845. 



Of the necessary Expe 
loith a Statement 

Schools $5 

Poor in the Ahns 
House 

Poor out of the 
Alms House 

Support of Luna- 
tics at Hospital 

Highways 

Engines 

Town Officers 

Improvement of N. 
& S. Burial G'ds 

Abatement of Taxes 

Collector's Fees & 
Discounts 

PajTiient of Treas- 
urer's Note, due 
April 9 

Repair'g and wid- 
ening Tinean 
Bridge & Road 
as laid out by 
County Comm's 

Incident'l expenses 



ESTIMATE 

nses of the Town for the year 1845, 
of the Resources of the Treasury. 

,500 00 State School Fund 150 00 
Interest of School 
1 ,200 00 property and B'nk 

dividends 140 00 

400 00 Due from State and 

Towns 94 06 

375 00 Due for military ser- 
,000 00 vices 159 00 

800 00 Sundries at Ahns 
475 00 House 



100 00 
350 00 

550 00 



1,000 00 



500 00 
793 06 



814,043 06 



200 00 
Toberais'dbyTax 13,300 00 



$14,043 06