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Full text of "Auditors' printed report of the receipts and expenditures of the town of Dorchester : being a general statement of the expenses of the town"

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THE 



AUDITOR S' 



EIGHTH PRINTED REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OP DORCHESTER/ 



BEING 



A GENERAL STATEMENT OF TJIE FINANCES OF THE TOWN, 



::FEBEUAEY 1, 1845, TO FEBRtTAEY 1, 1846. 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWBT. 



BOSTON r -% 

PRINTED BY DAVID CLAPP, JR. 
O -tit 184 y^ashingtpn Street. 

1846. 



AUDITORS' REPORT. 



RECEIPTS OF TOWN TREASURER FROM ALL 
SOURCES, 1845-46. 

From Balance in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1845 $1,535 83 
Balance of School Fund 217 00 

WiUiam Tolman, Balance of Tax 1844 90 60 

State Bank Dividend, 20 shares, $60, 3 per cent. 36 00 
Tremont Bank Dividend, 7 sh's, $100, 3 per ct. 21 00 
Dorchester & Mihon Bank, 2 sh's, $100, 2J pr ct. 5 00 
State Treasurer, School Fund 201 08 

" Military Services 159 00 

" " Pauper Account 32 90 

Aaron Rhoades, interest on E. Rhoades's mortgage 9 00 
Charles Seaverns, Notes taken up 192 13 

Oliver Hall, proceeds from sale of two thirds of 

Gun House 224 73 

State Bank Dividend, 20 shares, $60, 3 per cent. 36 00 

Tremont Bank Dividend, 7 sh's, $100, 3 per ct. 21 00 

Dorchester & Milton Bank, 4 sh's, $100, 3 pr ct. 12 00 

♦ Elbridge G. McElroy, Collector Town Tax of 

1845, in full 16,033 34 

Robert Thaxter, on Treasurer's Note for 1 year 850 00 
Otis Shepard, part payment for land sold to 

John Barnard 12 00 

interest on the same 12 72 

Eleazer J. Bispham, for sundry pauper accounts 209 49 
Oliver Hall, for sale of sundry articles at the 

Ahns House 719 44 

Ebenezer Wales, for sale of stone 40 00 

Roswell Gleason, for old pewter 1 00 

Oliver Davenport, for old pick 22 

Benjamin Hoyt, for paint 81 

Town of Wellfleet, for board of Betsy Trout 77,68 

Town of Roxbury , for boundary stones and setting ' 8 13 



Robert Thaxter, on Treasurer's Note on demand 200 00 
Interest on $1578 two months 15 78 



Total Receipts of the Treasurer, including 

the last balance f 20,973 88 



EXPENDITURES, 1845-46. 



SCHOOLS. 



District No. 1. — Sumner Street, North ILndofthe Town. 
— One Male and one Female Teacher. 

Amount of Elwell Woodbury's bill, teaching 1 year 450 GO 
sweeping and making fires 7 50 
cleaning school-room 1 50 
housing coal 1 00 
book for desk 25 
broom, 25 ; coal sifter, 37 62 
Elias S. Warner's bill, sawing, splitting and hous- 
ing wood 4 00 
Benjamin Baker's bill, making gate 3 00 
stock, post, and setting gate, 2 37 ; lock, 25 2 62 
Thaddeus Clapp's bill, cash paid for 1 cord of bark 7 00 
Preston & Curtis's bill, 7 tons coal 44 50 
M. G. Howard's bill, teaching 1 year 20S 00 
cleaning school-room 1 50 
painting black board and mending seat 33 
brass clothes nails 37 
broom 25 
making fires 6 00 
screen frame 2 00 
stove, 2 43 ; wire netting, 1 97 4 40 
Edward Bird's bill, setting 20 lights of glass 4 00 
■Stephen Gulliver's bill, setting 9 lights of glass 1 75 



$750 59 



Total, Teaching 

" Furniture and repairs 

Book 
" Fuel 
^' Making fires and cleaning 



658 00 

24 34 

25 

51 50 

16 50 

1750 50 




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

Male and one Female Teacher. 
Amount of Wm. S. Williams's bill, teaching 1 year 525 00 
making fires and sweeping 15 00 
books for indig-ent scholars 6 29 
" for desk^ 5 65 ; ink stands, 1 80 7 45 
Daniell & Co.'s bill, 15 yards curtain cambric 1 88 
Martha Dill's bill, cleaning school-house 1 00 
Joseph Marshall's bill, 7 lights glass 70 
1 broom 20 
"\Vm. Homes's bill, 1 cord Avood . 7 50 
Andrew Glover's bill, 1 hatchet 63 
1 broom 22 ; matches, 5 27 
Preston & Curtis's bill, 4 tons coal 26 00 
Elizabeth P. Marsh's bill, teaching I year 208 00 
books for desk 3 85 
A. & W. Pope's bill, lumber for repairs 4 40 
Walker & Brother's bill, closet lock 1 75 
Samuel C. Bird's bill, sawing and splitting wood 3 00 
housing coal and wood 1 00 
Lemuel S. Blackman's bill, 16 days' labor, paint- 
ing blinds, 1 75 28 00 
IJ days' labor, 1 50 2 25 
chrome and Paris green, glass and setting 8 38 
Roswell Gleason's bill, 26 lbs. Russia iron 5 20 
repairing stove pipe 3 00 
Sophia Talbot's bill, cleaning school-room 1 50 
Hezekiah Park's bill, sawing, splitting and hous- 
ing wood 3 50 
Lewis G. Hearsay's bill, broom 28 
Oliver Hall's bill, 41 lights glass 2 46 
James Davenport's bill, seats and desk 3 00 



Total, Teaching 

" Furniture and repairs 

" Books 

" Fuel 

" Making fires and cleaning 



8871 49 



733 00 
71 70 
15 79 
33 50 
17 50 

iS71 49 



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

and one Female Teacher. 
Amount of William T. Adams's bill, teaching 1 yr. 525 GO 
making fires and sweeping 15 00 

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Amount of Sarah Adams's bill, teaching 1 year 208 00 
Charles A. Wood's bill, 5 tons coal 32 50 
Bacon & Baird's bill, 14 lights glass and setting 1 33 
sand 16 
2 brushes 50 
1 mat 50 
12 brooms 3 99 
1 pail 25 
John Swan's bill, repairs at sundry times 3 00 
A. & W. Pope's bill, lumber for repairs 4 41 
Charles H. Pierce's bill, repairs 75 
Daniel Talbot 2d's bill, making coal bin and hous- 
ing coal 2 69 



Total, Teaching 733 00 

" Furniture and repairs 17 58 
" Books 

" Fuel 32 50 

" Making fires and cleaning 15 00 



$798 08 



$798 08 



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

Male and, one Female Teacher. 
Amount of Amasa Davenport's bill, teaching from 
Jan. 1 to Dec. 6, 184-5 
cleaning room 
"window curtains 
1 gallon ink 
Chas. H. Pendleton's bill, teaching to Jan. 1 1846 
Charles A. Wood's bill, 5 tons coal 
Sewell G. V/illis's bill, making fires 
Joshua H. Wilder's bill, stock and work on school 

house 
Tertius Buck's bill, 30 baskets of charcoal 
John C. Hewin's bill, handle for door 
Lucy P. Tolman's bill, teaching 1 year 

cleaning school-room 
Mary Collins's bill, cleaning school-room 
Roswell Gleason's bill, 2 coal hods 
48 lbs. stove pipe 
repairing and putting up pipe 
glass for stove door 
cleaning stove pipe 
o brooms 



441 29 


2 00 


53 


1 00 


\ 30 80 


32 50 


10 do 


3 83 


9 00 


25 


208 00 


1 75 


50 


2 50 


9 60 


3 50 


37 


1 25 


125 



Amount of R. Gleason's bill, 1 pail, 25 ; soda, 4 29 

book for desk 33 
George Dodge's bill, repairing, plastering and 

?chool rooms 12 50 



whitewashing 



Total, Teaching 

" Furniture and repairs 

" Books and ink 

" Fuel 

" Making fires and cleaning 



$773 04 



679 09 

36 S7 

1 33 

41 50 

14 25 

$773 04 



District No. 5. — River Street, near the Loioer Mills. — 

One Male and Tioo Female Teachers. 

Amount of Isaac Swan's bill, teaching 1 year 525 00 

books for indigent children 1 75 

2 pails and 2 mugs 63 

cleaning room 1 25 

sand 35 

books for desk 40 

jMar)^ L. French's bill, teaching 18 weeks 52 00 

Abigail French's bill, teaching 28 " 112 00 

4 " 10 00 

Joanna T. Tucker's bill, teaching 38 " 95 00 

" " " 4 " 14 00 

George Haynes's bill, grate and fitting stove 2 37 

" " " copper bottom to boiler 25 
Geo. "W. Leeds's bill, 9 lights of glass and setting 1 50 

Humphrey & Talbot's bill, coal 7 50 

John C. Talbot's bill, 5 tons coal 32 50 
John P. Spooner's bill, cash paid for 30 baskets 

charcoal 9 00 

housing coal 1 00 

Charles 0. Packard's bill, making fires 10 00 

housing coal 25 

Darius Brewer's bill, 3 locks 1 20 

5 lbs. wrought nails 62 

window line 20 

hinge hook 8 

1 bell, 100 ; shovel 84 1 84 



Total, Teaching 

" Furniture and repairs 



808 00 
10 29 



$880 69 



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Total, Books 
" Fuel 



Making fires and sweeping 



2 15 
49 00 
11 25 



$880 69 



DisTKicT No. 6. — Norfolk Street, near the Tipper Mills. — 

One Male and one Female Teacher. '• 

Amount of John Capen's bill, teaching 51 weeks 465 38 

making fires and sweeping 15 06 

cash paid for 20 baskets of charcoal 6 00 

1 dust pan, 20 ; brush, 42 62 

glass and setting 1 40 

repairing stove and funnel 1 50 

books for indigent scholars 1 00 

" for desk 1 31 

housing 6 tons coal 1 50 

Sally Tileston's bill, teaching oi\e year 208 00 

John C. Talbot's bill, 5 tons coal 32 50 

Geo. Haynes's bill, 2 stove cylinders, 288 lbs. 5c 14 40 

Clement Sumner's bill, 92 feet joist, plank and 

boards 1 84 

labor carting gravel in yard 3 37 

4 lbs. nails 24 

2 days' labor on repairs 3 00 

cash paid for black board 1 75 

1 blind hinge 13 

John H. Robinson's bill, lumber 2 89 

Enoch Fenno's bill, repairing fence 1 75 

Darius Brewer's bill, 31 lights glass 1 42 

^ lbs. putty 28 

William Clark's bill, setting 37 panes glass 3 75 



$769 09 
Total, Teaching 673 38 

*' Furniture and repairs 39 84 

" Books 2 31 

" Fuel . 38 50 

" Making fires and sweeping 15 06 

$769 09 



District No. 7. — River Street, West end of the Town.. — 
Owe Male Teacher Four Months — Female Teacher the 
remainder of the year. 

Amount of Eben. Tolman's bill, teaching 3 months 112 50 



Amount of Amanda Draper's bill, teaching 22 wks. S8 00 

N. Waldock's bill, " 12 " 39 00 

John C. Talbot's bill, 1^ tons coal 9 75 

Friend Crane's bill, 10 set window blinds and 

fastenings 13 45 

painting 10 windows 10 00 

I groU screws 37 
hanging blinds 1 50 
horse and wagon to Boston 1 25 
whitewashing school-room 2 00 
brush 1 00 
ink stand filler 17 
makino- fires 6 00 
books 66 

James Jenkins's bill, 15^ days' labor 25 73 

II days' labor 1100 
lumber 10 93 
26 lbs. nails 1 43 

Eleazer J. Bispham's bill, 12 yards cotton cloth 1 50 

sewing cotton 6 

Darius Brewer's bill, for glass 60 



Total, Teaching 239 50 

" Furniture and repairs 80 99 

" Books 66 

" Fuel 9 75 

" Making fires 6 00 



$336 90 



$336 90 



District No. 8. — Neponset Village. — One Female Teacher. 

Amount of Marv C. Seaverns's bill, teaching 1 yr. 208 00 

Charles A. Wood's bill, 2J tons coal 15 12 

wood 3 62 

Bacon & Baird's bill, wood and coal 2 68 

22 liffhts glass and setting- 3 53 

books for indigent scholars 37 

lock, 50 ; broom, 30 80 

4 doz. clothes hooks 1 88 

1 stove and funnel 12 75 
3 baskets charcoal 1 00 
sawing Avood and housing coal 1 50 
3 entry mats 1 08 

2 dust brushes 58 
1 pail 25 



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Amount of Orin F. Bacon's bill, making fires 7 50 

Hiram W. Blanchard's bill, repairing and painting 



privy 
repairing school-house 


20811© 


1130 
175 


Total, Teaching 


$273 71 


" Furniture and repairs 
♦' Books 


36 42 
37 




" Fuel 


21 42 




" Making fires 


7 50 






$273 71 





District No. 9. — Commercial Pt.—One Female Teacher. 

Amount of Mary E. Tolman's bill, teaching 1 yr. 208 00 

cleaning room 1 00 

book for desk 37 

Jonas P. Tolman's bill, stove and funnel 10 75 

cleaning do. 75 

1 cup 10 

Bacon & Baird's bill, cleaning stove 1 25 

1 dust brush 25 
N. P. Snow's bill, making fires 7 50 

housing wood 75 

Preston & Curtis's bill, 2 tons coal 13 20 

wood and bark 2 87 

housing coal . 37 

2 brooms 50 



$247 66 
Total, Teaching 208 00 

" Furniture and repairs 14 72 

♦' Books 37 

«• Fuel 16 07 

" Making fires and cleaning 8 50 



$247 66 



District No. 10. — Little Neck. — One Female Teacher. 
Amount of Maria M. Linsey's bill, teaching 22 wks. 88 00 

making fires and sweeping 6 27 

Arethusa Whitney's bill, teaching 30 weeks 100 50 

cleaning room 1 25 

books for indigent scholars 72 

repairs, 1 37 ; housing coal, 50 ; 1 pail, 25 2 12 



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bolt on cellar door, 35; black board, 75; 1 mug, 12 
Preston & Curtis's bill, 1^ tons coal 
"Wm. Clap's bill, } cord bark 
Joseph E. M'Intire's bill, whitewashing and color- 



ing school-room 



Total, Teaching 

" Furniture and repairs 

" Books 

" Fuel 

" Making fires and cleaning 



122 

9 75 
4 00 

3 50 



$217 33 



188 50 

6 84 
72 

13 75 

7 52 

$217 33 



GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Amount of Stephen A. Robinson's bill, 41 dinners 

for school committee 41 00 

Rev. B. Miner's bill, examining schools, 20 days 20 00 
Order in favor of Edmund Pope for school money 

(1S44-5) 32 32 
Order in favor of Geo. B. Billings for school mo- 
ney (1844-5) 21 55 
Rev. N. Hall's bill, examining schools 5 days 5 00 
Baptist Society's bill, rent of vestry 47 J wks 47 50 
S. N. Dickinson's bill, print. 1000 cops. Sch. Report 20 54 
Rev. R. Pike's bill, examining schools 21 days 21 00 
W. S. Holliday's biU, Lyman's Chart 10 00 













$218 91 




RECAPITULATION. 


Total 


Teaching 


5,128 47 1 


So. 1. 750 59 




Furniture and repairs 


339 59 


" 2. 871 49 




Books 


23 95 


" 3. 798 08 




Fuel 


307 49 


" 4. 773 04 




Making fires and cleaning 


119 08 


" 5. 880 69 




General School Expenses 


218 91 

1 

c 


" 6. 769 09 
" 7. 336 90 
" 8. 273 71 
" 9. 247 66 
" 10. 217 33 

'en. Exp. 2 IS 91 



Total Expense of Schools, 
Amount unexpended 



$6,137 49 
603 59 

$6,741 08 



$6,137 49 



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Amount of Appropriations by vote of the Town 
Income of State School Fund 
" Town " " 



6,400 00 
201 08 
140 00 

$6,741 08 



POOR IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

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Amount of John Preston's bill, 100 lbs. chocolate 
Ebenezer Clap's bill, 30 lbs. leather 

6 loads tan 
William Trask's bill, use of boat 9 times 
Leonard Howe's bill, 6 days' labor on marsh 

dressing- and cutting 2 hogs 

use of horse 7 times 
Wm. Parker's bill, 820 lbs. beef, veal and mutton 
Joel Lucas, jr.'s bill, 3 pair shoes 

mending shoes 
Warren Glover's bill, use of horse 11 times 

housing turnips 
David Torrey's bill, 196 lbs. swine 
James M. Lucas's bill, dressing 2 hogs 
Francis Swan's bill, repairing oven 
Edward V. Munroe's bill, 79 new ox shoes, 2 re- 
moved 

156 lbs. wagon tiers, 8c. 

repairing cart bolts 

2 trace hooks 

chain links 

12 lbs. hinge and hooks 

plates, hook and nails 

repairing bucket 

sharpening plough 

fence clasp 

altering hub hoops 

spikes, 36 ; staple, 8 

2 hooks, 50 ; boh, 13 

repairing wagon 

rake tooth, 13 ; pin, 25 

1 plough coulter 
Peter Blake's bill, 422 lbs. fish 
E. & J. H. Sumner's bill, 1,517 lbs. beef 
Elisha Preston & Co.'s bill, 100 lbs. rice 

25 lbs. chocolate 



13 

Amount of Elisha Preston & Co.'s bill, 39 galls. 

molasses 12 09 

36 lbs. sugar 3 33 

Chas. A. Upham's bill, weighing hay and manilla 2 74 

James Davenport's bill, 2 wash boards 90 

Stephen Hall's bill, repairing horse wagon 1 50 

repairing wheel drag 2 25 

one new drag 4 50 

repairing ox wagon 75 

1 set cart boxes 1 50 
15^ feet plank 88 
horse and wagon to Boston 1 00 

Chelsea 1 50 

wagon to Chelsea 62 
Ebenezer D. Tileston's bill, 52 bushels rye and 

Indian meal 39 20 

William Homes's bill, 18 cords wood 118 00 

use of horse and wagon 1 37 

2 bbls. of sand 33 
John H. Robinson's bill, ploughing 2 00 

use of roller 1 00 

A. & W. Pope's bill, use of gondola 5 days 5 00 

661 feet boards 11 90 

144 spruce plank 1 73 

A. & J. H. Upham's bill, 1 gal. oil 1 12 

3 lbs. tea, 1 12 ; sand, 18 1 30 

6 galls, molasses 1 84 
1 bushel potatoes 92 

1 scythe, 1 00 ; basket, 12 1 12 

2 bottles and 1 pint wine 88 
55 lbs. fish, 171; pitcher, 25 1 96 
32f lbs. cheese 2 84 
16 lbs. nails, 98 ; salt, 50 1 48 

2 brooms 50 

7 lbs. coffee, 70 ; mustard, 20 90 
ginger, 12; cassia, 19 31 
9 chalk lines 45 

8 lbs. snuff 1 60 
carrot seed 8 
2J lbs. hops 31 

3 lbs. chocolate 51 
Wm. H. Hollis's bill, 9 cords and 6 feet manure, 

at $5 per cord 48 75 

E. Schlesemeyer's bill, use of oxen 6 days 4 50 
Preston & Curtis's bill, carting old lumber from 

bridge 8 25 
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Amount of Preston & Curtis's bill, 2 tons coal 

weighing hay 
Phineas Goodwin's bill, 15 days' labor laying wall 

use of windlass 
Ruel Alden's bill, use of shears, hoisting rocks 
Joel E. Howe's bill, as keeper for 1 year 
Enos Howe's bill, 2 bbls. apples 
Jacob Foster's bill, 1^ bushels of barley 
Leonard H. Howe's bill, 10 lbs. rice 
Robert Thaxter's bill, attendance on James Lewis 
and Thomas Emery 

attendance on Ebenezer Davenport 
" Michael Knowland 

William Swan's bill, 54 quarts milk 

use of horse, wagon and chaise, 11 times 
Eleazer J. Bispham's bill, 240 yds. of cloth of "va- 
rious kinds 

2 boys' caps 

1 pair boots 

8 handkerchiefs 

8 lbs. yarn 

1 lb. sewing cotton 

linen thread 

hose, 31 ; socks, 42 

tapes 
Holden & Bullard's bill, 1,076 lbs. beef 
Viles & Atkins's bill, 200 lbs. fish 

half chest souchong tea 

100 lbs. rice 

1 barrel beans 

half box tobacco 

16^- lbs. cheese 

10 lbs. coffee 

8 lbs. tea 

1 drum figs 

1 bbl. sugar, 183 lbs. 

barrel for sugar 
Cheever Newhall's bill, 1^ bushels barley 
James Glover's bill, 2 bbls flour 

40 bushels corn 
William Parker's bill, 667 lbs. beef and mutton 
William Tolman's bill, for attending funeral of 

Ebenezer Davenport 
Levi Swift's bill, 242 lbs. swine 
Joel R. Howe's bill, expenses to Worcester for 
Clarissa Howe 



13 00 


37 


20 50 


1 50 


2 00 


300 00 


2 00 


1 05 


45 


8 50 


1 50 


75 


2 70 


6 87 


44 66 


2 00 


2 50 


2 13 


7 90 


75 


50 


73 


46 


48 96 


5 63 


14 25 


3 75 


6 10 


12 58 


1 16 


90 


150 


69 


14 19 


20 


1 00 


10 62 


21 36 


32 80 


3 00 


14 52 



5 00 



15 

Amount of Enos Howe's bill, 2,428 lbs. hay, at 90c. 21 85 



fees for weighing- 


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36 


Leonard H. Howe's bill, 3 galls, oil 


3 37 


4 galls, molasses 




128 


1 bottle squills 




1 00 


1 bottle paregoric 




60 


2 boxes pills 




1 00 


13 1-S lbs. cheese 




1 27 


2 galls, cider 




26 


5 pecks salt 




76 


10 oz. medicine 




51 


pepper, 20 ; cassia, 16 




36 


5 lbs. saleratus 




40 


garden seeds 




19 


E. & F. King & Co.'s bill, 25 lbs 


. extra lead 


1 69 


50 lbs.' red lead 




3 75 


3 galls, raw oil 




2 49 


1 white W. brush 




1 75 


54 lbs. whiting 




93 


Charles A. Upham's bill, weighin 


g manilla 


88 


Warren Richards's bill, 2 bushels 


barley 


2 00 


Otis Shepard & Co.'s bill, manure of 3 "horses and 




2 cows, 1 year 




40 00 


manure of heifer 7| months 




1 94 


soft bread 




1 02 


crackers 




2 61 


gingerbread and cake 




1 11 


1 quart yeast 




6 


Nathan A. Adams's bill, dressing 


calf skin 


75 


James Glover's bill, 3 bbls. flour 




15 63 


53 bushels corn 




25 58 


Daniel Davenport's bill, attending 


funeral of Bet- 




sey Trout 




3 00 


of Amos Swift 




3 00 


of ]\Iary Ann Brewer 




3 00 


of Abraham Wheeler 




3 00 


of Stephen Badlam 




3 00 


of Ann Crane 




3 00 


Oliver Glover's bill, 6 bbls. flour 




37 25 


48 bushels corn 




30 13 


17 " meal 




14 60 


use of horse and wagon 




50 


Andrew Glover's bill, groceries (1844-5) 




3h bushels grass seed 




7 88 


11 lbs. clover and timothy seed 




1 70 


1 lb. ginger, 12 ; 4 lbs. snuff, 80 


92 



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Amount of Andrew Glover's bill, 4 lbs. coffee, 40 ; 

6 lbs. brimstone, 36 76 

6 lbs. saleratus, 48 ; 1 box pills, 50 98 
butts and screws *» 90 
lamp filler and wicking 22 

1 bottle sweet oil 42 

7 lbs. wr't nails 98 
199^ lbs. nails and spikes 11 58 

5 brooms, 1 25 ; 2 rakes, 50 1 75 

2 hay forks, 1 38 ; 2 hoes, 81 2 19 
rifle and whet stones 18 
2 whip stocks 32 
2^ lbs. twine, 50 ; f lb. cassia, 23 73 

6 doz. eggs, 94 ; 2 lbs. starch, 20 1 14 
tobacco, 16 ; vinegar, 26 42 
^ box soap 1 69 
135 lbs. potash 8 24 
alspice, 6 ; 29 lbs. rice, 1 16 1 22 
25 lbs. chocolate 4 74 
12 galls, and 1 pt. lamp oil 12 98 
18 galls, molasses 5 80 
14 lbs. tea, 6 84 ; 72 lbs. sugar, 6 40 13 24 
50 lbs. cheese 3 98 
211 lbs. fish 8 56 
6.f bushels salt 3 56 
4^ pks. beans 2 43 
2 7-8ths bushels rye meal 2 77 
2 lbs. pepper 34 

Preston & Curtis's bill, 5 cords of Aivood 32 00 

2,498 lbs. hay 16 58 

Roswell Gleason's bill, 6 tin pans 3 00 

tin ware 1 40 

Lewis G. Hearsey's bill, 60 lbs. sugar 5 90 

8 galls, molasses 2 72 

1 gal. oil 1 00 
12 lbs. tea 4 80 
5 lbs. coffee 50 
26^ lbs. fish 1 04 

2 lbs. crushed sugar 28 
2 brooms 56 
4 lbs. saleratus 32 
1 gal. vinegar 18 
1 pair boots 1 00 
1 lb. ginger 15 
1 lb. saUs 14 
1 peck beans 60 

Oliver Hall's bill, cash paid paupers on holidays 5 98 



1 1 00 


1 00 


3 79 


1 13 


50 


20 


1 08 


57 


1 08 


2 50 


$1,600 87 


266 99 



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Amount of Oliver Hall's bill, cash to John Capen 
cash for hats 
3-4i lbs. tarkies 
3 groW screws 
brass hinges 
glass paper 
8 files, 75 ; rasp, 33 
4,000 brads 

varnish, 93 ; turpentine, 15 
horse, wagon and expenses to Chelsea 



Amount unexpended 

$1,867 86 
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Amount received of John H. Pray, for board of Es- 
ther Baxter 26 43 
Holden & Ballard, for skewers 13 61 

Farvell, for drawing stone 15 00 

Moses Day, for picking manilla 138 25 

William Homes, for salt hay 13 93 

Leonard Howe, for salt hay 26 90 

for pasturing cow 11 17 

Samuel B. Pierce, 2d, for hay 38 40 

Daniel Davenport, for winter pears 7 33 

Warren Glover, for do. 20 30 

Ebenezer Eaton, for do. 1 70 

Edward Jarvis, for do. 7 23 

Stephen Wales, for do. 19 38 

for summer pears 19 06 

Benjamin Jacobs, jr. for salt hay 10 78 

Barrett, for hay 19 00 

George Sa\A-}-er, for use of oxen 3 50 

Asahel H. Glover, for use of oxen 3 75 

Sundry persons, for milk and butter 8 51 

E. & J. H. Sumner, for oxen 90 00 

for salt hay 26 86 

for pork 28 02 

William Parker, for pasturing cows 20 00 

for calf 5 00 

Thomas J. Tolman, for cherry tree 2 25 

Oliver Hall, for pasturing cow 15 00 

for skewers 8 05 

for old iron Q 00 

Warren Glover, for salt hay 12 55 
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Amount received of Roswell Gleason, for old pewter 1 00 
George Haynes, for rent of Baxter house 16 00 

State Treasurer, for State Paupers 32 90 

n 

667 86 
Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 1200 00 



$1,867 86 



Statistics of the Alms House. 

Number of Inmates reported in 1845 24 

" " admitted the past year 15 

"• " discharged " 17 

" Deaths the past year 5 

" Inmates now in the House 17 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 

nr. 

Amount of Mary Mcintosh's bill, board of Adeline 

Towiasend 1 year 21 84 

City of Boston bill, board of Joanna Wardwell, 

Jessaniah Bussey, and Edward L. Thayer 64 58 
John P. Spooner's bill, attendance and medicine 

for Betsy Trout 1125 

Robert Thaxter's bill, attendance to Mary A. 

Young 5 00 

Hannah Hayden's bill, nursing Betsy Trout 10 

5-7 weeks, at 6s. per week 
Preston & Curtis's bill, coal to Mrs. Pratt 
coal to Mrs. Bryant 
do. to Mrs. Robinson 
wood to Mrs. Daniels 
Lafayette Carpenter's bill, board of Phebe T. 
Smith 4 weeks and 4 days 
fuel and medicine 
Humphrey & Talbot's bill, wood and coal to Mrs. 
Collins 
wood to Mrs. Bird 
coal to Miss Wilson 
Charles A. Wood's bill, coal and wood to Jesse 
Crane (1844^5) 
coal to J. Davis 
Jonathan Copeland's bill, board of Elizab. Pierce 

five weeks 5 00 

Robert Thaxter's bill, attendance to Abel Cain and 

family 26 00 



10 71 


7 00 


7 00 


3 50 


8 75 


15 75 


4 05 


16 75 


13 75 


5 50 


27 75 


10 75 



19 

Amount of William Homes's bill, 1 cord of wood 

to Mrs. Davenport 5 50 
A. & J. H. Upham's bill, groceries delivered Mrs. 

Keltoli 47^ weeks, at 2s, per week 15 83 

Preston & Curtis's bill, wood & coal to Abel Cain 12 51 

coal to Miss Wilson 6 50 

wood to Mrs. Pratt 7 00 

wood to Mr. Dow 7 00 

wood to Mrs. Bray 7 50 

James Tolraan's bill, goods to Mrs. Goodspeed 5 00 

Charles Howe's bill, goods to Mrs. Collins, 52 

weeks, at 3s. per week 26 00 

Polly Leeds's bill, nursing Abel Cain 2^ weeks 7 50 
Eliza S. Blackman's bill, boarding children of 

Abel Cain 3 84 

Mary Young's bill, services two weeks 2 00 

Eleazer J. Bispham's bill, cashp'd Rebec. Preston 73 00 

cash paid Mrs. Goodspeed 5 00 

" " State pauper 50 

" " expenses to Worcester 3 00 

Oliver Hall's bill, cash paid Triphosa Bray 20 00 

cash paid Susanna Clap 20 00 

" " Abel Cain 4 00 

" " State paupers 75 

" " expenses to Worcester 3 00 



$500 36 
Amount unexpended 176 47 



$676 83 



Amount received of Town of Wellfleet for supplies 

to Betsy Trout 77 68 
Town of Hingham, for supplies to Abel Cain and 

family 55 85 

for supplies to Mrs. Bryant 13 00 

John Preston, for supplies to Rebecca Preston 75 00 

Town of Milton, for supplies to Jesse Crane 6 50 

for supplies to Abigail Daniels 9 75 

for supplies to Mary A. Young 5 00 

Town of Shrewsbury, for supplies to Martha Pratt 14 25 

Town of Orleans, for supplies to Phebe T. Smith 19 80 



$276 83 
Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 400 00 

$676 83 



20 

SUPPORT OF LUNATICS IN HOSPITAL AT 

WORCESTER. 

Amount of Alfred D. Foster, treasurer's bill, board 
of Clarissa Howe, to Nov. 16, 1844 
clothing for do. 

board of Marshall Floyd 1 year 
clothing for do. 

board of Eliza Ann Randall 1 year 
clothing for do. 
interest on account 



Amount unexpended 



110 38 


6 83 


117 00 


14 65 


117 00 


5 46 


7 41 


$378 73- 


188 40 



$567 13 



Cr. 

Amount received on Charles Seaverns's notes, giv- 
en for board of W. P. Seaverns 192 13 
Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 375 00 



$567 13 



HIGHWAYS. 

[The following bills have been approved by Ebenezer 
Wales, Surveyor.] 
Am't of Thos. Baldwin's bill, 87^ ds. labor, lOs.Od. 

116 days' labor oxen, 9s, 

85 " " horse, 4s. 6d. 

20 " " man, 6s.9d. 

28^ " horse and cart, 6s. 9d. 

use of cart 25 days 

service horse and wagon examining roads 
David Turner's bill, 36:| days' labor, 6s. 9d. 
John Gately's bill, 94^- do. 
Patrick Radikin's bill, 16 do. 
Oliver Green's bill, 42^- do. 
Patrick Morris's bill, 119^ do. 
Mich'l Gately's bill, 120.i do. 
N. Dunakin's bill, 116 " do. 
William R. Hart's bill, sharpening drills, picks 

and bars 
Samuel Prescott's bill, labor breaking roads 
John Delano, jr.'s bill, sharpening 70 points drills 

and picks 3 06 



153 13 


174 00 


63 75 


22 50 


32 06 


6 25 


2 75 


40 78 


106 31 


18 00 


47 87 


134 43 


135 55 


130 24 


3 59 


3 75 



I 



21 



Amount of John Delano, jr.'s bill, 1 new hammer 
repairing and steeling hammers 
steeling drill 
repairing picks 

1 slip bolt 
Oliver Davenport's bill, sharpening 58 points 

drills, picks and bar 
steeling drill 

2 chisels 
mending pick 

1 new cast steel pick 
handle for do. 
new laj-ing pick 
steeling pick 

2 convex hammers 
irons for tongue 

Andrew Glover's bill, 500 loads gravel 
152^ Ihs. powder 
4 shovels 

3 hoes 
Edward V. Monroe's bill, sharpening 402 points 

drills and picks 
setting cart tiers 
mending cart irons 
2 steel wedges 
sharpening hammers 
steeling 6 picks 
13 loads of gravel 

[The following bills have been approved by Thomas 
Baldwin, Surveyor.] 

Ebenezer Wales's bill, 125 days' labor, 10s.6d. 218 75 

123 days' labor oxen, 9s. 184 50 

47 '' " horse, 4s.6d. 35 25 

26 " " " 6s. 26 00 

7 " cart, 25c. 1 75 

381 load stone chips 22 86 

cash paid for shovelling snow 1 79 

John Preston's bill, 201 loads gravel 12 06 

Aaron D. Capen's bill, 302 loads gi-avel 18 12 

Patrick Dolan's bill, 7 davs' labor, 6s.9d. 7 87 

John Gatelv's bill, 94f " " " 106 59 

Thomas Ward's bill, 11 " " " 12 37 

James M'Daniel's bill, 41 " » " 46 12 

Thomas Curlev's bill, 901 " u u 10152 

Patrick Connel's biU, 22^ " " " 25 03 



1 50 


1 62 


1 50 


2 27 


50 


2 48 


1 50 


25 


37 


1 50 


25 


75 


75 


1 90 


75 


30 00 


16 79 


4 00 


1 50 


18 05 


3 00 


83 


10 


32 


4 50 


.78 



22 

Amount of J. Dolaii's bill, 94^ days' labor, 6s. 9d. 
William Love's bill, 11^ " " 9s. 

23f lbs. powder 
John Warren's bill, 25 loads gravel 
Enoch Fenno's bill, cart axletree 
Charles Walker's bill, drilling and blasting rocks, 
58 inches, 3c. 

101 do. and powder, 4c. 
John C. Hewins's bill, 2 new hammers 

repairing do. 

pick handles 

irons for railing 

repairing drills 

steeling and repairing picks 

sharpening 230 points drills and picks 
Edward Whalen's bill, shovelling snow 
Oliver Davenport's bill (1844), tongue iron, bolts 
and pin, 17 lbs. at 14c. 

sharpening 74 points picks 

mending pole iron, new hold-back iron and cut- 
ting bolt 

1 new pick, 8^ lbs. Is. 

handle for pick 

1 convex hammer, 3 lbs. 33c. 
sharpening 2 convex hammers, Is. 

2 cast steel wedges 
mending eye of pick 
sharpening 2 drills 
steeling 1 pick 
sharpening 1 bar 

Edward V. Munroe's bill, repairing and sharpen- 
ing picks (1S44) 

George B. Billings's bill, work at Squantum and 
Farms (1844-45) 

Phineas Goodwin's bill, shovelling snow 

Francis Swan's bill, " " 

Ruel Alden's bill, 2 days " 

Henry L. Fowle's bill, 66 loads gravel 

Leonard Howe's bill, shovelling snow 

Clement Sumner's bill, 50 loads gravel, at 5c. 

Philip Holmes's bill, setting grate in drain at 
Lower Mills 

Roswell Gleason's bill, 42 doz. tin tubes 

Charles Withington's bill, 2 days' labor shovelling 

snow 2 68 

Wm. H. Blaisdell's bill, shovelling snow 1 00 



106 03 


17 25 


2 59 


1 50 


3 00 


1 74 


4 04 


2 60 


1 50 


1 00 


62 


75 


4 00 


11 50 


100 


2 38 


2 96 


75 


1 42 


25 


99 


33 


20 


37 


20 


50 


8 


1 31 


30 00 


3 00 


1 00 


2 00 


2 84 


1 00 


2 50 


75 


4 29 



23 

Amount of Hezekiah Park's bill, labor on road 1 00 

John Tileston's bill, 23 days labor, 10s.6d. 4 81 

7f days men and oxen 18 34 



$2,242 43 
Cr. 

Amount received of Eben. Wales, from sale of stone 40 00 

Oliver Davenport, for old pick 22 

Amount of Appropriations, by vote of the Town 2,000 00 

Excess of Appropriations 202 21 



$2,242 43 



ENGINES. 
Mr. 

No. 1. ForxTAm. — Dorchester and Milton Bridge. 
Amount of Jos. Young's bill, 2 poles for fire hooks 
horse to fire 
John A. Tucker's bill, care of Engine from Jan. 
16, 1844, to Jan. 16, 1845 
cleaning engine after fires, 7 times 
2 spanner belts 
repairing bucket 

5 spanner sockets 
repairing belts 

" strap 
leather 
James Boyd & Son's bill, repairing hose, per bill 
of 1839-42-44 
new set of screws and fitting old screws 
Charles Griggs's bill, services as steward, cleaning 

engine 6 times, and oiling and drying hose 
Walker & Brother's bill, blind hinges 
George Haynes's bill, 1 stove 
tin cylinder 
knobs, staple and wire 

6 lbs. zinc, 75 ; wire, 6 
painting funnel 
putting up stove and funnel 
1 stove, 6 S3 ; 9 lbs. zinc, 90 
1 hod, 1 00 ; damper, 20 
putting up stove and funnel 
4 lamps, 50 ; 1 reflector, 67 
1 sifter, 14 ; soap stone, 50 



2 50 


1 00 


15 00 


9 37 


84 


10 


63 


87 


8 


18 


12 87 


4 50 


14 00 


3 00 


3 50 


25 


34 


81 


50 


50 


7 73 


120 


50 


1 17 


64 



24 

Amount of Geo. Haynes's bill, cash for carpenter 

14|: lbs. funnel, Is. 

47| " 9d. 

Edwin W. Wright's bill, labor on engine 

12 washers and 5 keys 

hook 
E. & F. King & Co.'s bill, paint and oil 
•John A. Tucker's bill, labor cleaning engine and 
oiling hose 

leather, and repairing hose and covering rings 
David Prouty & Co.'s bill, repairing engine, as 

approved by Fire Wards 
A. & W. Pope's bill, boards for blinds 
Darius Brewer's bill, 6 galls. N. F. oil 

5 qts. lamp oil 

glass for lamp 

broom, 28 ; wicking, 18 

rotten stone 

spirits turpentine 

20 sets hooks and staples 
Oliver Hall's bill, varnish for blinds 



25 


1 38 


5 97 


133 


38 


75 


3 00 


23 00 


1 13 


225 00 


5 00 


8 10 


165 


31 


46 


12 


6 


80 


78 



$361 55 



No. 2. Protector. — Meeting-koicse Hill. 
Amount of Isaac Spear's bill, cleaning engine and 

hose 3 62 
setting 9 lights of glass 90 
Nathan A. Adams's bill, 6 galls, neat's foot oil 9 00 
Leonard H. Howe's bill (1844), brush, 25; wick- 
ing, 10 35 
pair shears 46 
2^ galls, sperm oil 3 05 
1 gal. neat's foot oil 1 50 
1 bed cord 33 
7 lights glass 63 
matches, 28 ; rotten stone, 17 45 
1 coal hod 83 
3J oz. sponge 21 
1^ lbs. sperm candles 33 
Jas. Boyd & Son's bill, repairing hose and screws 

(1844) 5 37 

Walker & Brother's bill, blind hinges 3 00 

Geo. W. Brooks's bill, 12 spanner belts 6 00 
Leonard H. Howe's bill, cleaning engine and hose 

4 times 5 12 



25 



Amount of L. H. Howe's bill, 4^ galls, sperm oil 
2 galls, neat's foot oil 
2 lights glass 

1 brush, 25 ; soap, 24 
rotten stone, 21 ; lard, 8 

E. & F. King & Co.'s bill, paint and oil 
Samuel F. White's bill, cleaning engine 4 times 
W. C. Hunneman & Co.'s bill, repairing engine 
Leonard Howe's bill, laying wall at Engine House 
Davenport & Cooper's bill, painting hose carriage 
Stephen Hall's bill, use of horse and wagon 
Sam'l F. White's bill, cleaning engine 4 times 
Edward V. Munroe's bill, 2 bolts to engine 
A. & W. Pope's bill, boards for blinds 
Lewis G. Hearsej^'s bill, 4 galls, neat's foot oil 

2 galls, lamp oil 
wicking 

Oliver Hall's bill, varnish for blinds 



5 21 


3 00 


18 


49 


29 


3 70 


6 00 


75 


B 3 00 


6 00 


62 


8 00 


25 


5 00 


6 00 


2 13 


10 


78 



$92 65 



No. 3. Torrent. — Near Four Corners. 
Amount of John Delano, jr.'s bill, hinges, hooks, 
rings, staples and nails 
Wm. Withington's bill, 4 galls, neat's foot oil 

2 galls, lamp oil 
A. E. Johonnot's bill, 1 wrench 
Isaac W. Hart's bill, 44 hr's labor cleaning engine 
Wm. F. Sumner's bill, 90 hours' labor on engine 

and hose 
M. F. Ackerman's bill, 23 hours' labor on engine 
E. & F. King & Co.'s bill, 125J lbs. lead 
5 galls, oil 

1 keg 
Charles Ellis's bill, 99 hours' labor on repairs of 

house 

stock for do. 

Benjamin Hoyt's bill, 7J days' labor painting house 9 39 
Roswell Gleason's bill, 4 lamps 5 68 

4 galls, lamp oil 4 25 

2 brushes 95 
pan and unre 33 
broom, 25 ; wicking, 33 58 
cord, 30 ; matches, 8 38 
spirits turpentine 25 
scissors, 20 ; soap, 14 34 

3 



1 75 


6 00 


2 00 


2 00 


5 50 


11 25 


2 87 


9 37 


3 90 


42 


12 37 


1 32 



26 

Amount of Roswell Gleason's bill, 2 wash bowls 83 
hooks and staples 83 
A, & W. Pope's bill, boards for blinds 5 00 
Oliver Hall's bill, varnish for blinds 78 
Walker & Brother's bill, hinges for blinds 2 50 
Wm. Withington's bill, book, brush, ink and wash- 
leather 1 68 



©DO KC> 


No. 4. Alert. — Upper Mills. 


^JKJfimt XJf^ 


Amount of Shelton & Cheever's bill, repairing hose 


8 12 


1 elastic pipe 


12 00 


Geo. L. Fisher's bill (1844), 12 J days' labor clean- 




ing engine, Qs. 


18 75 


4 galls, neat's foot oil 


6 00 


7 qts. lamp oil 


2 10 


20 lbs. tallow 


1 20 


coal and wood for stove 


125 


repairing hose carriage 


3 00 


" 8 spanners 


50 


3 hooks 


25 


wicking 


11 


Henry Beckwith's bill, use of horse at fires 4 times 


4 00 


damage of harness 


75 


George L. Fisher's bill, 8| days' labor, cleaning 




engine, 9s. 


13 12 


3J galls, neat's foot oil 


5 25 


hanging pipe 


1 50 


12 lbs. tallow 


72 


trimming torches 


12 


6 qts. lamp oil 


1 50 


James Hearsey's bill, making 3 belts 


3 00 


repairing belts 


62 


James Boyd & Son's bill, repairing hose, per bill 




of 1839 


87 



$84 73 



No. 5. Independence. — Neponset Village. 
Amount of Joseph C. Robinson's bill, repairing hose- 

carriage 5 25 

mending irons on engine 1 00 

mending bell irons 25 

setting axtletree on hose carriage 1 25 

Bacon & Baird's bill, lOJ qts. oil 2 81 



27 



Amount of Shelton &c Cheever's bill, elastic pipe 
1 pair torches 
order in favor of Samuel Thomas, 1 share in old 

Engine 
Jos. R. Parks's bill, 16| days' labor, cleaning 



engme 



Elbridge G. M'Elroy's bill, repairing and paint- 
ing torches 
Joseph JMarshall's bill, 3 galls, winter oil 
1 qt. neat's foot oil 
1 pail, 25 ; wicking, 20 
sponge, rotten stone and alcohol 
Daniel Craig's bill, repairs of engine 
James Boyd & Son's bill, repairs of engine, per 
bill oif 1839 



12 00 


5 50 


21 00 


25 00 


2 08 


3 46 


38 


45 


44 


3 50 


5 37 



$89 74 



No. 6. Tiger. — Near Five Corners. 
Amount of Chas. A. Upham's bill, runners for en- 



gme 



A. & J. H. Upham's bill, 1 wrench 

7 galls, neat's foot oil 

5| galls, lamp oil 

1 water pot 

1 lamp feeder 

sponge, 55; brush, 33 

soap, 19; jug, 18 

wicking, 14; nails, 11 

1 lb. sperm candles 

1 pail, 25 ; oil can, 25 
James Boyd & Son's bill, repairing hose (1844) 
A. & W. Pope's bill, boards for blinds 
Oliver Hall's bill, varnish for do. 
Walker & Brother's bill, blind hinges 



13 00 


1 75 


7 00 


6 41 


75 


25 


88 


37 


25 


42 


50 


50 


4 99 


78 


2 50 



$40 35 



ENGINE MEN.— TAXES REFUNDED. 
Company 1, 37 members, 1 31 each, 48 47 



2, 


33 


3, 


20 


4, 


25 


5, 


6 


6, 


30 



43 23 


26 20 


32 75 


7 86 


39 30 



151 



$197 81 



28 

RECAPITULATION. 

No. 1, ' 361 55 

2, 92 65 

3, 92 52 

4, 84 73 

5, 89 74 

6, 40 35 
Taxes refunded 197 81 



Total Expense of Engines $959 35 

Cr. 

Amount received of Benjamin Hoyt, for paint 81 

Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 800 00 

Excess of Appropriation 158 54 



$959 35 

At a meeting of the Fire Wards, Messrs. Ruggles and 
Mears were appointed a committee to repair Fountain En- 
gine, with instructions to expend the sum of $225. They 
found it necessary, in order to put said Engine in good re- 
pair, to expend the sum of $400. The company subscribed 
$100, and the committee sold to Messrs. Thayers such ar- 
ticles as were replaced by new for $75 ; and the Engine is 
now considered as perfect in every particular as any in 
town. 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Ifr, 

Amount of Thomas J. Tolman's bill, services as 
Town Clerk from July 3, 1843, to Jan. 
1845 108 74 

Eleazer J. Bispham's bill, services 1 year as Se- 
lectman and Overseer of the Poor 50 00 

Wm. Tolman's bill, do. do. 50 00 

Oliver Hall's bill, do. do. 50 00 

Chas. Howe's bill, 1 year's salary as Town Trea- 
surer 80 00 

Harvey Howe's bill, 4 days' service collecting 

polls, 1 50 6 00 

29 days as Assessor 29 00 

Joseph Clap's bill, 3 days' service collecting polls, 

1 50 4 50 

31 days as Assessor 31 00 

Eleazer J. Bispham's bill, 4 days' service collect- 
ing polls, 1 50 6 00 



29 

Amount of E. J. Bispham's bill, 30 days as Assessor 30 GO 
John P. Clapp's bill, 3J days' service collecting 

polls, 1 oO " 5 25 

23 days as Assessor 23 00 
Robert Vose's bill, service 4 days collecting polls, 

1 50 6 00 

25 days as Assessor 25 00 



$504 49 



Cr, 

Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 475 00 

Excess of Appropriation 29 49 



$504 49 



IMPEOVEMENT OF BURIAL GROUNDS. 

Amount of Daniel Davenport's bill, 5J days' labor in 

N. B. Ground 6 87 

James M'Laughlin's bill, 9 days' labor in N. B. G. 11 25 
Geo. Dodge's bill, IJ days' labor in N. B. G. 3 00 

cement 1 33 

brick 38 

Daniel Talbot 2d's bill, 4^ days' labor in S. B. G. 6 19 
Sam'l Littlefield's bill, 20| days' labor in S. B. G. 25 S8 

19 loads loom 

8 fir trees 

use of horse and cart 
Darius Brewer's bill, chain and staples 
Hezekiah Park's bill, 23^ days' labor in N. B. G. 



Amount unexpended 

$100 00 

Cr, 

Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town $100 00 



1 19 


3 00 


75 


83 


33 26 


93 93 


6 07 



TENEAN BRIDGE. 

l^r. 

Amount of Noah Hearsey's bill, furnishing and 

laying 113^ perch stone, 9s. 170 25 

measuring the same 50 

3# 



3d 

Amomt of Preston & Cur tis's bill, 6299 feet of 

spruce lamber, $10 62 99 

IQi lbs. chxin and putti ng on bridge 18 45 

plank for do. 1 25 

carting lumber and sawing timber 5 50 

E. A. Ward's bill, 2607 feet of spruce piles, 5c. 130 35 

J. S. Gould & Co.'s bill, 150 lbs. spikes, 9 00 

Henry Eaton's bill, i days' labor 75 

A. Hamlin's bill, 13j days' labor 16 56 

Joseph Pillsbury's bill, 6 days' labor, men, horse 

and cart 15 00 

stone and laying 2 00 

Charles Withington's bill, labor 3 tides 3 00 

J. B. Mason's bill, 8^ days' labor 12 75 

Zephaniah Pierce's bill, 11 days' labor 16 50 

labor 2 tides 2 00 

Walter Mason's bill, 15 days' labor 27 50 

Samuel Hildreth's bill, 100 lbs. spikes 6 25 

5 stones for draw 5 00 

use of boat and wagon 2 50 

Timothy Driscol's bill, 4^ days' labor 5 62 

Oliver H. Perry's bill, 2 days' labor 3 00 

labor 4 tides 4 00 

William Kohard's bill, 35 days' labor 70 00 

Benjamin French's bill, 11^ days' labor 25 31 

A. Folsom's bill, 4 days' labor 5 33 

John Tucker's bill, use of spile driver 12 days 18 00 

M. Wadleigh's bill, 17 lbs. rope 1 62 

Gilbert Howe's bill, 29^ days' labor 51 18 

Cotton, Hill & Co.'s bill, 250 lbs. chain, 8c. 20 00 

Elijah P. Balkum's bill, 87J lbs. bolts 10 94 

28 bolts, 8c. 2 24 

22 staples 1 83 

1 bolt and pike 33 
Hazen Keech's bill, 44 days' labor 132 00 

moving scow 4 00 

expenses to Boston 2 00 

cash paid Collins for 3^ days' labor 4 12 

2 poles 33 
John A. Twitchell's bill, 34 days' labor 68 00 
T. Hill's bill, 7^ days' labor 9 36 
A. & W. Pope's bill, 41 17-40 tons timber and 

carting 335 09 

7587 feet spruce plank and carting 93 55 

hard pine timber and carting 12 73 



31 

Am't of A. & W. Pope's bill, pine joist and carting 8 87 
cash paid for sawing timber 14 40 

$1411 95 

Cr. 

Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 500 00 

sale of piles 31 63 

Excess of Appropriation 880 32 

S1411 95 



KOAD FROM COMMERCIAL STREET TO DOR- 
CHESTER TURNPIKE. 

Amount of Leonard F. Sollendine's bill, making 

road by contract S517 92 

Amount unexpended 332 08 

$850 00 
Cr. 

Appropriation by vote of the Town $850 00 



PINE NECK ROAD. 

Amount of Theodore and Lucy A. R. Howe's bill, 

salt marsh 28 12 

Thomas M. Moseley's bill, surveying marsh, and 

plan of the same 3 00 

James Hildreth's bill, 4^ days' labor, men and 

horses " 14 50 

" Joseph Pillsbury's bill, 20^ days' labor, tAVO men 

and two horses 87 12 

Caleb Pillsbury's biU, 2 days' labor 2 50 

17 stakes ' 50 

Henry L. Fowle's bill, lot of gravel 10 00 

Jacob Flinn's bill, 13^ days' labor, men, horses 

and carts 57 37 

278 loads gravel 8 34 

$211 45 
Cr, 

Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 200 00 

Excess of Appropriation 11 45 

$211 45 



32 

NEW SCHOOL HOUSE AT NEPONSET VILLAGE. 



Amount of Hiram W. Blanchard's bill, furnishing 
materials and building school house, per 



contract 


600 00 


foundation and underpinning do. 


40 00 


Edward Jones's bill, furnishing plan for do. 


3 00 




$643 00 


Cr, 




Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 


500 00 


sale of old school house 


55 00 


Excess of Appropriation 


88 00 




dtc/io nn 



LAND AT THE TOWN HOUSE. 

Amount of Elijah Withington's Deed of 5942 feet 

of land $350 00 

Cr. 
Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town $350 00 



FORMER DEBT OF THE TOWN AND INTEREST. 



Amount of Note to D. and M. Bank paid 1000 00 
interest to Elijah Withington on purchase of 

land per vote of the Town 14 00 

interest $350, 6 months 10 50 

note to Elijah Withington taken up 350 00 

interest $350. 4 months 7 GO 

interest to Dorchester and Milton Bank, on 

$6000 in anticipation of the tax for 1845 133 00 



$1514 50 
Cr, 

Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 1364 00 
Excess of appropriation 150 50 



$1514 50 



PRESENT DEBT OF THE TOWN. 

Note to D. & M. Bank, due April 

9, 1846, 1000 00 

Robert Thaxter, and interest due 

Sept. 3, 1846 850 00 



33 

Note to Robert Thaxter, and interest on 

demand 200 00 

$2050 00 

SCHOOL FUND, INVESTED. 

Amount of Dorchester and Milton Bank certificate 

two shares of stock of said bank $196 00 

Cr, 

Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town $196 00 



ABATEMENTS, FEES, AND DISCOUNT. 

nr. 

Amount of order favor of William Tolman, col- 
lector, for abatements on tax of 1844, 148 04 
do. do. fees on tax of 1844 24 90 
Abatement of Lemuel D. Clapp's tax 1 50 
Order favor of Elbridge G. McElroy, collector, 

for abatements on tax of 1845 321 40 

do. do. fees on tax of 1S45 659 98 



$1155 82 



Cr, 

Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 900 00 

Excess of Appropriation 255 82 



$1155 82 



INCIDENTAL TOWN EXPENSES. 

nr. 

Amount of Robert M. Todd's bill, timber, joist and 

plank for D. and M. bridge 6 55 

William Tolman's bill, ringing bell, sweeping 
ToAvn House, and making fires for town 
meetings and committees 13 74 

horse and wagon for Selectmen to Roxbury 

3 times 3 75 

returning 28 deaths to Town Clerk 1 40 

horse and wagon for Selectmen on highways 2 25 

S. N. Dickinson's bill, 1000 copies School Report 12 00 

David Clapp, jr.'s bill, 1000 copies Auditor's 

Seventh Report 43 76 

Edward Holden's bill, preparing Auditor's Se- 
venth Report 14 00 



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Am't of Edward Holden's bill, distributing Auditor's 

Report 6 00 

State Treasurer's receipt, bal. of State tax for 1844 50 

David Clapp, jr.'s bill, printing 900 copies An- 
nual School Report (1844) 13 00 

James Davenport's bill, book case for Selectmen 12 00 

Henry B. Ruggles's bill, 5 chairs with cushions 

for Assessors 14 38 

Phineas Goodwin's bill, altering wall at school 

pasture 1 50 

Joseph W. Foster's bill, posts, joist, plank, nails, 
and labor for railing on Centre Street 

Joseph Clapp 's bill, 103 dinners for Assessors 

Luther Spear's bill, setting 20 posts 

Hayden & Brewer's bill, advertising in Atlas 
$2000 reward 

Daniel Davenport's bill, cash paid for a child's pall 
repairing, harness for car 
ringing bell for town meeting 3 times 

Otis Shepard, jr.'s bill, obtaining record of births 
89 children, in district No. 2 

Eayrs & Fairbanks's bill, tax book and bills 

Dorchester Post Office bill, postage to Assessors 

Beals & Greene's bill, 700 Assessors' notifications 

James Thompson's bill, land to widen Boston 
Street, and gravel to repair Little Neck 
Causeway 30 00 

John H. Robinson's bill, lumber for bridge on 

Mill street 6 40 

A. & W. Pope's bill, cedar posts, plank, boards 
and joist for railing on Commercial street 
3 days' labor on do. 

posts and boards for railing near E. Clapp's 
railing near 0. Glover's 
plank for bridge on Mill street 

William Hammond's bill, painting, trimming and 
repairing two cars 

Ebenezer Holmes's bill, moving hearse house 

Walter Mason's bill, 4 J days' labor on railing. 

Commercial street 8 50 

Thomas W. Capen's bill, repairing lock and set- 
ting glass at Town House 1 40 

Lucas & Moulton's bill, drilling 58 inches for rail- 
ing on Commercial street 2 32 

Thomas M. Moseley's bill, surveying land near 

Town House 3 25 



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18 


51 


50 


3 33 


3 


50 


3 


03 


1 


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75 


4 45 


8 


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4 


96 


3 


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45 22 


3 


75 


9 


72 


16 


31 


5 


05 


43 


43 


10 


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Amount of Thomas M. Moseley's bill, for surveying 

land near Stoughton Hall 4 25 

Leonard Howe's bill, Hi days' labor blasting rocks 20 12 
la days' labor on trees at school pasture 3 06 

cash paid for sharpening drills 75 

Francis Swan's bill, pointing wall, and white- 
washing do. at north B. Ground 16 00 
Isaiah Royce's bill, laying 24 rods of wall at 
school pasture, at S3 50 per rod 
repairing wall at tide mill 
8 days' labor on wall at school pasture 
drilling 24 holes for railing at tide mill 
digging trench and repairing wall at school 

pasture 
laying bridge near Bradish Billings' 
la vino- brido-e near Stillman Stone's 
Thomas S. Briggs's bill, 4 days' labor on Milton 

Bridge 
John A. Tucker's bill, oiling harness for car 
Hiram W. Blanchard's bill, building fence at 

Neponset school house 
Orin P. Bacon's bill, selling old school house 
Chas. Ewell's bill, building fence at Town House 
Andrew Glover's bill, 370^ lbs. powder 
Edward V. Munroe's bill, grate to drain near 0. 
Glover's, 35 lbs. at 10c. 
351 lbs. iron, for railing at tide mill, at 8c. 
sharpening 129 points of drills and picks 
Charles Howe's bill, coal and making fires for 
Assessors 7 times 
fire wards and school committee, 11 times 
lights and paper for Fire Wards 
refreshments for Assessors 22 days 
Roswell Gleason's bill, books and stationary for 

Assessors 
Darius Brewer's bill, ink stand for Town House 

grass seed 
James Jenkins's bill, stock and repairing hearse 
house 
setting railing near Mrs. Dolbier's 
Peter Blake's bill, 17 dinners for Town Officers 
refreshments for do. 
service of warrants 
notifpng Town Officers 
attendance at Town Meetings 
Shelton & Cheever's bill, 13 badges for Fire "Wards 



84 


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7 


20 


10 


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5 


75 


1 


25 


5 


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7 


50 


6 


75 


1 


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23 


75 


3 


00 


10 


32 


40 


94 


3 


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28 


08 


6 


51 


3 


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5 


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25 


5 


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4 


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24 


10 


86 


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94 


12 


75 


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8 


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6 


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Amount of S. N. Dickinson's bill, printing 100 

copies of regulations for Fire Department 8 00 

printing 100 copies list of voters 14 00 

William Munroe's bill, 13 lbs. iron and nails for 

D. and M. Bridge 3 11 

Oliver Hall's bill, cash repairing lock at Town 

House 75 

Eleazer J. Bispham's bill, preparing warrants for 



Town Meetings 


9 00 


preparing list of voters 


75 


postage 


1 55 


paper and pens 


1 45 


James Davenport's bill, mending chair 


33 



$831 07 
Amount unexpended 370 42 



$1201 49 

Cr. 

Amount received of Town of Roxbury for boundary 

stones 8 13 

Samuel Downer, jr. for rent of land on High st. 1 00 
Town of Milton, for repairs on D. and M. bridge 8 19 
State Treasurer, for cash paid military services 

in 1844 159 00 

from sale of Gun House 224 73 

from sale of land to John Barnard 24 72 

from interest on $1578, two months 15 78 

from balance of tax 1844 90 60 

Amount of Appropriation by vote of the Town 669 34 

$1201 49 



SCHEDULE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY. 

Benjamin Pettee's Note secured by mortgage 18 47 

Eleazer Rhoades's Note " " 150 03 

Eliphalet Fuller's Note " » 156 12 



20 shares State Bank, par value each $60, 1200 
7 " Tremont Bank, par value each 

$100 700 

6 " Bank of Norfolk, (a dividend 
of stock of 30 per ct. having 
been received) 420 



$324 62 



37 

4 shaves Dorchester and Milton Bank, 

par value each SlOO 400 

2720 00 

Cash on hand, balance of School Fund 21 00 



$3065 62 



TOWN PROPERTY. 

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



Deposit in Dorchester and Milton Bank 1606 17 
Cash on hand 97 35 



$1703 52 

To which may be added, as available for payment 

of current expenses : 
Amount due from the State for support of State 

paupers to November 1, 1845 37 69 

Town of Milton, for supplies to paupers and 

repairs of bridge 36 03 

Town of Shrewsbury, for supplies to pauper 21 00 



Total means of the Treasury $1798 24 



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Dorchester, February 10, JS46. In;<i^!||; 
foregoing Report of the Recelp.t and ]£xpendLi 
Town of Dorchester, the Aud:--^rs ^vould \ne 
Avilling testimony to th*^ enil.^ tup- 

Treasurer's accounts — that the enw 
disbursements are all correctly r.- .iIPv T 




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111 hi. 



100 00 
450 00 



600 00 



200 00 



250 00 



1,100 00 
934 72 



S16,134 72 



State School Fund 


200 00 


Interest of School 




Property & B'nk 




Dividends 


140 00 


Dae from State and 




Towns 


94 72 


Sundries at Alms-H. 


200 00 



To be rais'd by Tax 15,500 00 



corresponding accurately with the pi.;, 
a methodical and proper manner. 

The following estimate made by the Selectmen is pre- 
sented for the consideration of the Inhabitants of the Town. 

LEWIS PIERCE, l^^^i,,^, 

Ji\0. H. ROBINSON, \ ^"^^f^^^- 

ESTIMATE 
Of the necessary Expenses of the Toivn for the year 1846, 
with a Statement of the Resources of the Treasury. 

Schools 6,400 00 

Poor in the Alms 

House 1,050 00 

Poor out of Alms H. 350 00 
Support of Lunatics 

at Hospital 375 00 

Highways 2,000 00 

Engines 800 00 

Town Officers 525 00 

Improvement of N. 

& S. Burial G'ds. 
Abatement of Taxes 
Collector's Fees and 

Discounts 
Widening Commer- 
cial St. as laid out 

by County Com. 
For finishing New 

Road laid out from 

Com. St. to Dorch. 

Turnpike 
Payment of Trea's 

Note, due Apr. 9 1,000 00 
Payment of money 

borr'w'd for New 

Roads and Inter- 
est on the same 
Incidental Expenses 



$16,134 72 



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