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THE 



AUDITORS' 

NINTH PRINTED REPORT 



OF THE 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF DORCHESTER, 



BEINa 



A GEXERAI STATEMENT OF THE FINANCES OF THE TOWN, 



FROM 



FEBRUARY 1, 1846, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1847. 



PRINTED BT ORDER OF THE TO"WIIir. 



BOSTON: 

PRINTED BY DAVID CLAPP 184 \yASHL\GTOX STREET. 

1S47. 



AUDITORS' REPORT. 



RECEIPTS OF TOWN TREASURER FROM ALL 
SOURCES, 1846-47. 

From Balance in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1846 $1,703 52 

School Fund in do. " " 21 00 

State Bank Div., 20 shares, $60, 6 per ct. per yr 72 00 
Tremont Bank Dividends, 7 shares, $100, 6 per 

cent, per year 42 00 
Dorchester & Milton Bank Dividends, 4 shares, 

$100, 6 per cent, per year 24 00 
Norfolk Bank Dividend of Stock, 6 sh's, $100, 

4 per cent. 24 00 
Aaron Rhoades, principal and interest in full on 

mortgage of Eleazer Rhoades 17120 
Ellis Fuller, int. on mortgage of Eliphalet Fuller 18 73 

Benjamin Pettee, interest on mortgage 3 00 
Otis Shepard, interest on mortgage of J. W. 

Munroe 12 00 

Otis Shepard, int. for land sold to J. Barnard 24 00 
William Tolman, Collector Town Tax of 1846, 

in full 17063 47 

State Treasurer, for School Fund • 209 99 

" " " Pauper Account 37 69 

Rufus W. Sumner, for Pedlars' Licenses 16 50 

Patrick Garety, for do, 5 50 
Edward King and others, in payment of land for 

New Road 275 00 

William Parker, for calf 5 00 

William Clapp, for 1 yoke of oxen 90 00 

Edward Preston, for do. 70 00 

WiUiam Wellington, for do. 68 00 

Hezekiah Parks, for pasturing cow, 8 50 

Eleazer J. Bispham, for sundry pauper accounts 150 71 



From Oliver Hall, for sale of sundry articles at the 

Alms House 320 12 

William Tolman, for pauper account 21 37 

Total Receipts X){ the Treasurer, includ- ) ^gn 457 30 
ing the last Balance ) ' 



EXFEMDITUSIES, 1846-47. 

SCHOOLS. 

DisTEicT No. 1. — Sumner Street, North End of the Town. 
— One Male and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Elwell Woodbury, for teaching 1 year 550 00 

making fires and sweeping 7 57 

cleaning school-room 2 27 

repairing lock, 37 ; nails and screws, 51 88 

books for desk 2 35 

2 doz. ink stands 1 50 

M. G. Howard, for teaching 53 weeks 212 00 

making fires, 7 50; cleaning room, 75 8 25 

broom 25 

Thaddeus Clapp, for cleaning room 50 

Edward Bird, for 6 days labor, painting and white- 
washing 10 50 
12 lbs. lead, 1 20 ; 2 lbs. putty, 16 1 36 
8 lights glass, 64 ; setting 10 do., 2 00 2 64 

Benjamin Baker, for stock and repairs 2 50 

Oliver Davenport, for bolt, nails, staple, and mend- 
ing key 45 

J. & C. Tolman, for 59 lbs. funnel 11 80 

repairing, cleaning and putting up stove 4 00 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 4 tons coal 26 00 

housing do. 1 00 

1 cord bark, 7 00; housing do., 50 7 50 

David Prouty & Co., for 55 lbs. castings and re- 
pairing stove (bill of 1844-45) 5 00 

Oliver Hall, for 3J pints varnish 98 



$859 30 



Total, Teaching 762 00 

" Furniture and repairs 41 86 

" Books 2 35 

" Fuel 34 50 



Total, Making fires, sweeping and clean- 
ing 18 59 



$859 30 



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

Male and one Female Teacher. 
Paid William S. Williams, for teaching one year 

making fires and sweeping 

books for indigent scholars 
" for desk 
Elizabeth P. Marsh, for teaching 17 weeks 

books for desk 
Mary E. Page, for teaching 8 weeks 3 J days 

books for indigent scholars 

" and slates for use of teacher and scholars 
Andrew Glover, for 2 mats 
Francis Swan, for repairing plastering 

sawing and splitting wood 
Samuel C. Bird, for do. 
Francis B. Garland, for floor brush 
M. Killion, for cleaning school rooms 
Charles J. Sumner, for repairing stove pipe and pan 
Elijah Tolman, for 6 days labor 

112 ft. boards, 2 80 ; 10 lbs. nails, 50 

hinges and screws for blinds 
A. J. Davenport, for setting 7 lights glass 
George Dodge, for stock and setting grate 
E. & F. King & Co., for 100 lbs. lead 

3 gallons linseed oil 

3 " turpentine, 1 00 ; sugar of lead, 9 
William Homes, for 3 cords wood 
J. & C. Tolman, for 32 lbs. castings 

13 lbs. zinc 

repairing, cleaning and putting up stoves 
Preston, Curtis & Co., for 3 tons coal 

housing do. 

1 cord bark, 7 00 ; housing do. 50 
David Prouty & Co. for 1 Amott stove and \ -dmi c 
fixtures, and setting up do. > 1 044.5 

150 lbs. casting, and repairing stove ) 
Darius Brewer, for 6 set blind hinges 

10 set fastenings 

screws, hooks, and staples 
OHver HaU, for 30 lights glass 

3 quarts varnish . 1 68 

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600 00 


15 00 


21 43 


6 94 


68 00 


65 


34 67 


42 


1 50 


2 56 


2 75 


3 00 


2 00 


92 


3 00 


n 50 


10 50 


3 30 


182 


70 


2 50 


7 50 


2 38 


1 09 


21 50 


1 92 


143 


6 00 


19 50 


75 


7 50 


.22 12 


'12 13 


75 


125 


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Paid Oliver Hall, for repairing locks 1 00 

A. & W. Pope & Co. for 607 ft. boards and carting 13 10 



$906 28 
Total, Teaching 702 67 

" Furniture and repairs 105 42 

" Books 30 94 

" Fuel 49 25 

" Making fires, sweeping and clean- 
ing IS 00 



$906 28 



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

Paid William T. Adams, for teaching from Jan. 1 to 

June 6, 1846 262 50 

books for desk 3 70 

closet for books 4 00 

3 baskets charcoal 1 00 

George W. Beal, for teaching from June 11 to 

Aug. 20 86 53 

S. A. Poor, for teaching from Aug. 20 to Jan. 1, 

1847 182 69 

window glass and setting 1 00 

new seats, 7 95; 3 doz. ink stands, 2 25 10 20 

Sarah Adams, for teaching 1 year 208 00 

Daniel Talbot, 2d, for making fires to April 1 15 00 

do. from Nov. 1 to Dec. 30 6 00 

cleaning school room 1 50 

taking down and putting up stove 1 00 

sawing and splitting wood 1 25 

stone step, 1 00 ; iron work, 65 1 65 

IJ days labor on repairs 2 25 

housing 5 tons coal 1 25 

William F. Williams, for stock and repairing 

foundation 4 25 

Joseph W. Foster, for 3 days labor and stock for 

repairs 7 35 

1 load chips 75 

Charles H. Pierce, for mason work 1 33 

Stephen Tolman, jr., for making 4 black boards 9 00 

sundry repairs 1 31 

John W. Legallee, for painting 4 black boards 3 00 

Charles Ewell, for 7 days labor making benches 1 1 62 



Paid Chas. Ewell, for 214 ft. boards, 5 60 ; lock, 75 6 35 
nails and screws 73 
Thomas W. Capen, for painting benches 5 85 
31 lights glass and setting 5 85 
George Dodge, for repairing plastering 2 00 
Isaac Jenkins, for 2 locks, 2 12 ; 1 gross screws, 16 2 28 
3 doz. hat hooks 1 00 
Bacon & Baird, for 2 bushels sand 50 
J. & C. Tolman, for 79 lbs. castings 4 74 
cleaning and repairing stove ' 2 50 
91 lbs. funnel, IS 20; 11 lbs. zinc, 1 10 19 80 
coal hod 92 
G. P. Racket, for 30 baskets charcoal 9 00 
Preston, Curtis & Co., for 5 tons coal 32 50 
^ cord bark, 4 00 ; J cord pine wood, 2 50 6 50 
David Proutv & Co., for 139 lbs. castings and re- 
pairing stoves (bill of 1844-45) 13 58 



Total, T^ching 739 72 

" Furniture and repairs 125 81 

" Books 4 70 

• " Fuel 49 00 

" Making fires and cleaning 22 50 



mi 73 



S941 73 



DisTKicT No. 4. — School Street, near Four Corners. — One 
Male and, one Female Teacher. 

Paid Charles H. Pendleton, for teaching from Jan. 1 

to July 12, 1848 270 83 

Quincy Bicknell, jr., -for teaching from July 12 to 

Jan. 1, 1847 283 85 

Lucy P. Tolman, for teaching 1 year 208 00 

cleaning school room 1 50 

book for desk 22 

James H. Tolman, for making fires 10 00 

William F. Williams, for stock and repairing 

foundation 3 00 

Elisha Ford, for whitewashing school rooms 6 00 

Thos. W. Capen, for 4 lights glass and setting 1 00 

Tertius Buck, for 30 baskets charcoal 9 00 

Solomon H. Willis, for 16 days labor building fence 28 00 
28 lbs. paint, 3 92 ; 2 posts, 50 4 42 

hooks and staples 40 



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Paid Solomon H. Willis, for use of horse and wagon 34 

8 lights and setting • 1 60 

repairing door 37 

Roswell Gleason, for S yds. curtain cambric 1 28 

2|- yds. green flannel 87 

2 yds. crash, 20 ; dipper, 40 60 

wash bowl and basin 84 

4 brooms, 1 12; dust pan, 25 1 37 

lead pipe and tacks, 84; 1 gross screws, 58 1 42 
2 pails, 67 ; 15 lbs. nails, 75 ; repairing lock, 33 1 75 

repairing stove, 2 50 ; book for desk, 92 3 42 

cleaning school rooms 3 34 

housing 5 tons coal 1 25 

J. & C. Tolman, for 56 lbs. castings 3 36 

repairing stove 1 50 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 5 tons coal •' 32 50 

David Prouty & Co., for repairing and setting up 

stoves (bill of 1844-45) 5 00 

A. & W. Pope «& Co., for 736 ft. bbards and cart- 
ing • 19 69 
11 cedar posts 3 58 
175 pickets 2 80 



Total, Teaching 762 68 

" Furniture and repairs 92 94 

" Books 1 14 

" Fuel 41 50 

" Making fires and cleaning 14 84 



$913 10 



$913 10 



District No. 5. — River Street, near the Lower Mills.— 
One Male and Tioo Female Teachers. 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching one year 600 GO 

cleaning school room 3 62 

2 pails, 56 ; sand, 31 87 

Mary L. French, for teaching 18 weeks, 3 50 63 00 

for teaching 34 weeks, 4 00 136 00 

Joanna T. Tucker, for teaching 52 weeks, 2 50 130 00 

Charles O. Packard, for making fires 10 00 

housing coal 50 

Sanford Gay, for 30 baskets charcoal 9 00 

Robert M. Todd, for 132 ft. boards and carting 5 78 

James Jenkins, for black board 3 50 



Paid James Jenkins, for 29 days labor building fence 41 22 

post and timber 61 

Samuel Tileston, for 2^ days labor 3 58 

25 lbs. lead, 1 75 ; 1 gallon oil, 75 2 50 

14 lights glass and setting 3 68 

N. B. Clark, for repairing, plastering and white- 
washing 5 00 

Philip Holmes, for 2 daj'-s labor repairing cellar 

wall 2 50 

Eli Shaw, for cleaning cellar 1 25 

housing 5 tons coal 1 25 

John C. Talbot, for 2 tons coal 13 25 

Darius Brewer, for 3 locks 1 04 

hinges, hooks, staples, nails and screws 1 67 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 5 tons coal 32 50 

Aaron D. Capen, for 12 cedar posts 4 00 

17 loads of stone 8 50 

drawing stone 2 50 

34 loads of gravel and spreading do. 20 40 



$1,107 72 

Total, Teaching . 929 00 

" Furniture and repairs 110 35 

" Fuel 54 75 

" Making fires and cleaning 13 62 



$1,107 72 



District No. 6. — Norfolk Street, near the Upper Mills. — 
One Male and one Female Teacher. 

Paid John Capen, for teaching 6 months and 5 days 256 85 



locks and book for desk 


65 


window glass and setting 


93 


repairing stove funnel 


50 


slate for indigent scholar 


25 


Sally Tileston, for teaching 14 weeks 


56 00 


Susan Thompson, for do. 26 " 


84 50 


)ail, 28; mugs, 19 


47 


)ook for indigent scholar 


22 


Simon Barrows, for teaching 6 months 


300 00 


30 baskets charcoal 


9 00 


bell, 1 12 ; 6 brooms, 1 04 


2 16 


books for desk 


4 59 


" indigent scholars 


143 


housing 5 tons coal 


125 



10 

Paid Henry Gates, for making fires 12 00 

Catharine Howe, for cleaning school rooms 6 25 

Enoch Fenno, for 12 benches for school 30 00 

86 covers to ink stands 6 00 

repairing benches ' 4 00 

making black boards and painting do. 12 00 

nails for hats, 75 ; repairing stool, 25 1 00 

9 lights of glass and setting 1 80 

Friend Crane, for 9 J days labor painting school 

rooms 14 25 
86 lbs. paint, 15 42 ; varnishing seats, 2 50 17 92 
Bagley Carter, for repairing, plastering and white- 
washing 9 67 
J. & C. Tolman, for 54 lbs. funnel 10 80 
cleaning and putting up stove 2 00 
1 boiler 1 25 
* Preston, Curtis & Co., for 5 tons coal 32 50 



Total, Teaching 697 35 

" Furniture and repairs 116 00 

" Books 7 14 

" Fuel 41 50 

" Making fires and cleaning 18 25 



$880 24 



$880 24 



District No. 7. — River Street, West end of the Town. — ' 
One Male Teacher Four Months — Female Teacher the 
remainder of the Year. 

Paid Eben. Tolman, for teaching 4 months 166 67 

Amanda Draper, for teaching 33 weeks 132 00 

book for desk 37 

Aaron D. Capen, for teaching from Dec. 7 to 31, 

1846 33 60 

Friend Crane, for making fires 6 00 

5 baskets charcoal, 1 67 ; cleaning clock, 1 00 2 67 

bell, 63 ; broom, 25 ; housing coal, 25 1 13 

William Clark, for 2 days labor 3 00 

shingles, 1 13 ; 16 lbs. nails, 96 2 09 

use of horse and wagon 50 

David Prouty & Co., for 1 Arnott stove ) -n-ii c 

and setting up do. > ^ci,A/\ 5 ^^ '^^ 

1 cylinder and repairs to stove ) 5 00 

$372 45 



11 

Total, Teaching 

*■' Furniture and repairs 

Books 
" Fuel 
" Making fires 



332 27 


32 14 


37 


167 


6 00 



$372 45 



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

Pain Mary C. Seaverns, for teaching one year 208 00 

books for desk 111 

Charles Clapp, for making fires 7 50 

Bacon & Baird, for 2 brooms, 55; cup, 6 61 

15 lbs. funnel, 1 88 ; coal hod, 1 00 2 88 

cleaning stove, 75 ; sand, 12 87 

black board, 62 ; wash bowl, 25 \ 87 

chair and mat 1 25 

glass and setting 33 

F. Leavensworth & Co., for 4 brooms 1 25 

brush, 25 ; pail, 25 ; 2 dusters, 33 83 

white lead, 25 ; spirits turpentine, 38 63 

Edward V. Munroe, for 14 turn buttons 1 40 

Elijah Tolman, for hanging blinds 88 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 5100 lbs. coal , 16 83 

housing do. 75 

^ cord bark • 3 75 

Oliver Hall, for 11 set blind hinges 1 00 

A. & W. Pope & Co., for 168 ft. boards and carting 5 73 



Total, Teaching 208 00 

" Furniture and repairs 18 53 

Books 1 11 

" Fuel 21 33 

" Making fires 7 50 



$256 47 



$256 47 



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

Paid Mary E. Tolman, for teaching 1 year 208 00 

cleaning school room 1 00 

Charles E. Preston, for making fires 7 50 

wood and bark 1 00 

Increase S- Smith, for glass and setting 33 



12 



Paid Jonathan Wheeler, for 5 lights glass and setting 83 

J. & C. Tolman, for repairing and putting up stove 2 00 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 1 ton coal 6 50 

^ cord bark, 3 50 ; housing coal and bark, 50 4 00 



Total, Teaching 

" Repairs 

" Fuel 

" Making fires and cleaning 



$231 16 



208 00 

4 16 

11 50 

7 50 

$231 16 



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

Paid Arethusa Whitney, for teaching one year 

making fires and sweeping 

cleaning room 

books for desk, 51 ; broom, 25 

repairing desk 
Thaddeus Clapp, for |- cord bark 
Joshua Plumer, for 13^ days labor building fence 
and repairing cellar wall 

stone lime and carting 

46 lbs. nails 
Edward Bird, for 8 days labor painting and white 
washing 

8 lights glass, 64 ; 3 lbs. putty, 24 
J. & C. Tolman, for 19 lbs. funnel 

cleaning and putting up stove 
Preston, Curtis & Co. , for 1^ tons coal 

^ cord bark 

housing coal and bark 
A. & W. Pope & Co., for 8 cedar posts 

400 pickets 

310 feet pine rails and carting 



208 00 


6 10 


100 


76 


30 


3 50 


20 25 


140 


2 30 


14 00 


88 


2 37 


1 00 


9 75 


3 50 


50 


4 00 


5 20 


6 21 



$291 02 



Total, Teaching 208 00 

" Repairs 61 66 

" Books 51 

" Fuel _ 13 75 

" Making fires, sweeping & cleaning 7 10 



$291 02 



13 



District No. 11. — Columbia Street, near Mozmt Bowdoin, 

— One Female Teacher. 

Paid Elizabeth Glover, for teaching 17^ weeks 56 87 

books for indigent scholars 1 28 

Samuel Beal, for writing desk 5 50 

Hezekiah Parks, for labor Oct. 9th and 10th 2 25 

Rosw^ell Gleason, for stove 8 00 

27 lbs. funnel, 3 38 ; 4 elbows, 1 00 ; zinc, 50 4 88 

coal hod and fixtures for stove 3 87 

putting up screen 1 50 

books for desk 2 38 

window curtains, 2 36 ; mat, 25 2 61 

pail, 25; cup, 16; brush, 25 ' 66 

water pot, 33 ; dust pan, 25 ; broom, 25 83 

Oliver Hall, for bell 42 

Preston, Curtis & Co. for IJ tons coal 9 75 

h cord bark 3 50 

A."& W. Pope & Co., for 607 ft. boards and carting 13 09 



$117 39 

Total, Teaching 56 87 

" Furniture 43 61 

" Books 3 66 

" Fuel 13 25 



$117 39 



GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 



Paid Bradley Miner, for examining schools 11 days 11 00 



Increase S. Smith, for 
Richard Pike, for 
Thaddeus Clapp, for 
Orin P. Bacon, for 
Robert Vose, for 



11^ " 11 50 

20 " 20 00 

4 " 4 00 

9 " 9 00 

6 " 6 00 

Stephen A. Robinson, for 43 dinners for School 

Committee 43 00 

James Davenport, for book case for Committee 12 50 

Edmund Pope, for school money 16 00 

William B. Fowle, for 17 maps of Massachusetts 85 00 

Thaddeus Clapp, for expenses in going to Hing- 

ham, Springfield, Newburyport and Belling- 

ham 13 87 

for advertising 2 88 

$234 75 



Total, 






14 

RECAPITULATION. 

Teaching, 5,606 56 

Furniture and repairs 752 48 

Books 51 92 

Fuel 332 00 

Making fires, sweeping and 

cleaning 133 90 

General School Expenses 234 75 



Total Expense of Schools $7,111 61 

Cr. 

Amount of Appropriation 
Income of State School Fund 
" of Town School Fund 
Excess of Appropriation 



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0. 1. 859 30 




' 2. 906 28 




« 3. 941 73 




' 4. 913 10 




' 5. 1107 72 




' 6. 880 24 




' 7. 372 45 




' 8. 256 47 




' 9. 231 16 




' 10. 291 02 




'11. 117 39 


Gen. Exp. 234 75 




$7,111 61 


6,400 00 


209 99 


192 90 


308 72 



$7,111 61 



POOR IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Samuel Payson, for horse and wagon 2 days 
J. & C. Tolman, for 1 stove 

16J lbs. funnel and putting up 
John Keen, jr., for 5 months and 17 days labor 
John Barnard, for 60 qts. milk 

2 bushels potatoes 

use of horse 4 times 
E. & F. King & Co., for 50 lbs. lead 

19 lbs. Paris green 

6^ galls, oil 

japan, 42 ; brush, 70 

4 bottles medicine 
Otis Nichols (guardian), for 1 

Chas. Spurr 
Leonard H. Howe, for 4 galls, molasses 
Viles & Atkins, for 114 " do. 

69 lbs. tea, 17 94 ; 100 lbs. rice, 4 75 

202 lbs. sugar, 16 16 ; bbl. for do., 20 

100 lbs. fish, 2 75 ; 51 lbs. butter, 6 38 

10 lbs. saleratus, 60 ; 6^ lbs. snuff", 1 17 



year's 



services 



of 



2 50 

5 00 

2 62 
100 00 

3 00 
3 00 
3 25 
3 75 

6 46 
5 47 

1 12 

2 20 

50 00 
1 52 

28 50 

22 69 

16 36 

9 13 

1 77 



15 

Paid Samuel J. Capen, for 1 ft. maple wood 1 00 
Joel R. Howe, for services as keeper 1 year 300 00 

Daniel Dow, for 6 bushels potatoes 4 SO 

John H. Robinson, for 358 ft. boards 6 10 

William Trask, for use of boat lOJ days 2 62 

William Homes, for 1 cask lime 1 10 

3 bbls. sand 50 

10 cords wood 62 00 
Mary Shoughnessy, for 12 weeks services in 

Alms House 15 00 

Margaret Ferguson, for 8 weeks do. do. 10 00 

Charles H. Merriam, for 3 cords tan 3 00 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 6 cords wood 41 50 

2 tons coal 13 00 
Sands & Crafts, for 2 bushels beans 4 00 
E. & J. H. Sumner, for 983 lbs. beef, 61 59 ) ^. ^^ 

deduct for 496 lbs. pork 29 76 J '^^ ^"^ 

Oliver Hall, for 41 lbs. turkeys 5 13 

3 calves heads 1 00 
cash to paupers on holidays 2 15 
2 qts. varnish, 56 ; file, 8 64 
8 lights glass, 48; turpentine, 12 60 

2 gross screws, 76; brads, 28 1 04 
' Oliver Glover, for 9 bbls. flour 52 62 

113| bushels meal 93 22 

6 bbls. potatoes 12 25 

horse to Boston twice 1 50 

4 rakes 90 
Francis B. Garland, for 4:J galls, linseed oil 3 20 

6 lbs. yellow, 28 ; lamp black, 18 46 

3 " Paris green, 1 05; 25 lbs. lead, 1 82 2 87 
William Parker, for 778 lbs. beef, mutton and veal 50 30 
SoUendine & Kimbal, for carting timber and chips 

to house 4 25 

Holden & Bullard, for 1 bbl. beef 9 62 

707 lbs. beef 37 75 

John Preston, for 100 lbs. chocolate 16 00 

Ebenezer Clapp, for 4 loads tan 3 00 

15f lbs. leather 2 67 

Ebenezer D. Tileston, for 2 bushels rye meal 1 80 

James T. Dalrpnple, for weighing hay 2 58 

Hayden & Brewer, for advertising for keeper 1 12 

Beals & Green, for do. do. 1 50 
Daniel Davenport, for attending funeral of Daniel 

Staples 3 00 

David Torrey, for 120 lbs. swine, 5 cts. 6 00 



16 

Paid Robert Thaxter, for attendance on Mary Mimroe 10 00 
on John Capen, 1 00 ; Rollins, 1 00 
on John Davis, 75; Irish woman, 1 00 
vaccinating R. Kelton 

" Esther Munroe 

Neponset Bridge Corporation, for tolls 
Stephen Hall, for repairing cart and ox yokes 
Edward V. Munroe, for post spoon and repairing 
» hoe 

Charles A. Upham, for weighing 

A. B. Adams, for tanning calf skin 

Edward Jarvis, for medicine and attendance at 

Alms House 
Enos Howe, for ploughing potatoes 
Charles J. Sumner, for repairing stove and tin 

ware 
Eleazer J. Bispham, for 81 yds. of cloth of various 
kinds 

1 pr. pantaloons, 4 50 ; boots, 3 00 ) ^ 

2 prs. overhauls, 1 26 ; 4 prs. socks, 1 68 > ^ g^ 

2 vests, 2 87 ; mittens, 63 ; stock, 1 00 ) ^ 

1 handkerchief, 12 ; threads and tapes, 1 89 
David Prouty & Co., for 3 shovels "\ 

8 No. 6 plough shares f Bill of 

repairing plough ?' 1845. 

3 hoes, 1 50 ; rake, 75 } 
Andrew Glover, for 6 gallons molasses 

3 lbs. cheese, 30; 2 brooms, 25 

4 galls, lamp oil, 4 59 ; salt, 33 
23^ lbs. coffee, 2 58; 20 lbs. potash, 1 20 
24 lbs. fish, 1 20 ; 38 lbs. sugar, 3 54 
6 lbs. tea, 2 52 ; ^ doz. files, 50 
3^ pecks beans, 1 96 ; 4 lbs. chocolate, 75 
grass seed, 1 85 ; twine, 30 
whip stock and lashes, 80; rake, 23 
meal, 24; latch, 10; cup, 12 
32 lbs. cut nails, 1 64; 5 lbs. wrought do. 70 

2 galls, vinegar, 34; starch, 10; sand, 8 
2 scythes, 2 00; 1 snaith, 1 50 
rifles, 12 ; stone, 6 
^ bbl. mackerel 

Peter Blake, for 447 lbs. fish 

Lewis G. Hearsey, for 12 galls, molasses 

5 galls, lamp oil, 5 27 ; 20 lbs. rice, 1 00 
64 lbs. sugar, 6 03 ; 8 lbs. saleratus, 64 
14 " tea, 5 60 ; 24| lbs. cheese, 2 43 



2 00 


1 75 


1 00 


1 00 


1 OS 


3 75 


92 


2 02 


75 


1 75 


1 00 


3 17 


22 32 


7 50 


2 94 


4 50 


2 01 


3 13 


3 75 


1 95 


2 25 


1 80 


55 


4 92 


3 78 


4 74 


3 02 


2 71 


2 15 


1 03 


46 


2 34 


52 


3 50 


18 


3 75 


16 82 


3 88 


6 27 


6 67 


803 



17 

Paid L. G. Hearsey, for 3S lbs. coffee 

3 pecks beans, 1 72 ; 5 lbs. apples, 35 
11 " salt, 171; 2^ galls, vinegar, 45 

2 lbs. pepper, 44 ; 1 bag salt, 25 

3 " ginger, 45 ; 1 lb. cassia, 28 
cranberries, 15 ; tartar, 15 ; 39 lbs. butter, 7 30 
ink, S; seeds, 6; sundry medicines, 2 25 

Otis Shepard & Co., for manure of 3 horses and 
2 cows, 1 year 
do. heifer, 4 months and 19 days 
do. cow, 1 month and 3 days 
soft bread, ] 20 ; crackers, 1 36 
gingerbread and cake, 1 62 ; yeast, 4 
A. & J. H. Upham, for 31i galls, molasses 
49 lbs. sugar, 4 29 ; 6 lbs. tea, 2 24 
38 lbs. of coffee, 3 80; lU lbs. lard, 1 15 
llf lbs. snuff, 2 75; 13 lbs. raisins, 1 03 
5 doz. eggs, 1 21 ; 20 lbs. rice, 90 
dishes, 50; plates, 98; cup, 50 
sand, 30 ; 5 galls, vinegar, 90 
garden seeds, 1 03 ; ^ doz. files, 55 

• 2 brooms, 50; meal, 40; beans, 30 
salt, 32 ; pepper, 30 ; m.edicines, 60 
3 baskets, 78; wicking, 8; rifle, 6 ; stone, 6 
nutmegs and spices, 1 09 ; 39J lbs. cheese, 3 56 4 65 
94J lbs. fish, 3 85; 31 J lbs. butter, 5 73 9 58 



'8'^ 


2 07 


2 16 


69 


73 


7 60 


2 39 


40 00 


2 32 


72 


2 56 


1 66 


9 78 


6 53 


4 95 


3 78 


2 11 


1 98 


120 


1 58 


1 20 


1 22 


98 



1,355 98 

Amount unexpended 42 38 



Cr. 

•Amount received of James Foster, jr., for milk 
Edward Foster, for barley 
Elijah Greenwood, for straw 
William D. Swan, for winter pears 
Asahel H. Glover, " do. 

Bennett Towner, " do. 

Samuel P. Loud, " do. 

John Holden, " do. 

Daniel Davenport, " do. 

Warren Glover, " do. 

Ebenezer Eaton, " do. 

Stephen Wales, for summer pears i 

Charles Stimpson, for hay 
2* 



,398 36 


32 00 


3 00 


50 


1 25 


1 50 


7 00 


12 50 


8 12 


9 00 


17 87 


24 93 


20 41 


67 22 



18 

^&W Edward E. Rice, for hay- 
Warren Glover, do. 
William Homes, do. 
John Barnard, for pasturing cow 
Joseph Foster, do. 
Hezekiah Parks, do. 
George Sawyer, do. 
William Parker, for calf 
Moses Day, for picking manilla 
Sundry persons, for skewers 
Otis Nichols (guardian), for clothing for Chas 
Spurr 



Amount of Appropriation, 

^1,398 36 

The following, which does not appear in the Trea- 
surer's Account, will show a balance due from the 
Highway Account to the poor in the house, of $149 97 



34 83 


17 22 


13 39 


15 00 


8 25 


8 50 


6 00 


5 00 


3 40 


10 10 


as. 

21 37 


348 36 


1,050 00 



97 days labor of men on farm, haying 


97 00 


11 " " of Greenwood do. 


16 50 


33 " " by oxen do. 


33 00 


Balance 


149 97 




f OQQ 17 


83 5-7 weeks board of men on high- 


i^p/QtJxJ t:# 


ways, $2 
hay used from barn for oxen on do. 


167 43 
129 04 




aeoofi 47 


Statistics of the Alms House 




Number of Inmates, reported in 1846 


17 


" Admitted the past year 

" Discharged 

" Deaths the past year 

" Inmates now in the House 


10 

12 

2 

13 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 
Paid Mary Mcintosh, for board of Adeline Townsend 

6 months 10 92 

City of Roxbury, for wood to Mrs. Toby 7 00 

William Tolman, for attending funeral of Angelet 

Rollins 3 00 



19 

Paid Wni. Tolman, for attending funeral of Roxana 

Goodspeed 3 00 

Town of Ciiarlestown, for supplies to Jane Kelton 25 00 
Robert M. Todd, for wood to Nathaniel Tolman 1 75 
John C. Talbot, for wood to Mrs. Bird 14 00 

William Homes, for wood to Mrs. Parks 7 50 

wood to Alfred Dow 6 50 

do. Mrs. Bray 6 50 

Samuel P. Loud, for advice in pauper case 3 00 

City of Cambridge, for board and funeral expenses 

of H. A. Thayer 5 70 

Town of Quincy, for care of John Davis 25 00 

City of Boston, for funeral expenses of Mary Rit- 

tenhouse 7 00 

wood to Rhoda Davis 10 50 

Sarah Atkins, for boarding and nursing of Wil- 
liam Fuller 2 6-7 weeks 10 00 
Charles Howe, for goods to Mrs. Collins 52 wks. 26 00 
Tsicholas Dunakin, for expense? to Worcester with 

Michael Donnelly, a lunatic 3 00 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for wood and coal to Mrs. 

Bryant 9 00 

to Mrs. Pratt 13 50 

to Mrs. Collins 7 00 

to Mr. Rogers 5 37 

to John Davis 7 00 

J. N. E. Mann, for support of Oliver Blackman 

43 weeks and 2 days 43 28 

support of Jesse Tolman, 48 weeks and 1 day 48 13 

Dorchester Factory Company, for sundry ^ 

supplies 
C. C. Holmes, for medicine and attend- 
ance 
Barnard Cunningham, for services 42 

days 
Sarah Bumpus, for use of bedding, clean- 
ing house, &c. 
Barnard Cunningham, for services 28 

days :-!- 28 00 

board 28 days ^ J I 10 00 

^1 32 00 
■? 11 42 



■ o 



57 11 



|| 20 50 

il 42 00 

13 00 









a 



Patrick Cody, for services 32 days 

board 32 days 
Barnard Cunningham, for services 12 ^ ^jj gj^^^ 

days ^ > sick with' 12 00 

board 12 days ) smallpox. 4 39 

Eleazer J. Bispham, for cash to Rebecca Preston 74 00 



20 



Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for cash to Mary Cox 
do. to Nathl. Tolman 
expenses to Worcester 
cash to Wm. Fuller 
William Tolman, for expenses to Worcester 
Oliver Hall, for cash to Triphosa Bray 
cash to Susanna Clapp 

do. to State paupers 
expenses to Worcester 



13 00 


1 00 


3 00 


92 


3 00 


20 00 


20 00 


6 25 


3 00 



$683 15 



Cr. 

Amount received of town of Milton, for supplies to 
Jesse Crane and Abigail Daniels 
Town of Shrewsbury, for do. to Martha Pratt 
Town of Hingham, for do. to Mrs. Bryant 
City of Boston, for support of Warren Howe 
John Preston, for supplies to Rebecca Preston 



Amount of Appropriation 
Excess of do. 



24 50 


21 00 


9 00 


7 43 


75 00 


136 93 


850 00 


196 22 



$683 15 



SUPPORT OF LUNATICS IN HOSPITAL AT 
WORCESTER. 

Paid Alfred D. Foster, Treasurer, for board of Mar- 
shall Floyd 1 year 123 50 
clothing for do. 14 50 
board of Ann Randall, 1 year 123 50 
clothing for do. ~ 5 79 
board of George J. Ellis, 28 weeks 70 14 
clothing for do. 5 34 
board of John Davis, 6 weeks 6 days 16 66 
clothing for do. 3 38 
interest on account 5 24 



368 05 
Amount unexpended 6 95 



$375 00 



Amount of Appropriation $375 00 



21 



HIGHWAYS. 

District No. 1 — Under Report 0/1842. 
Paid Eben. Wales, as surveyor, for 16^ days labor 

oxen 11 days, 16 50 ; horse 3 days, 2 25 

horse and cart 10 days 

cable to cover rocks 

304 loads stone chips and gravel 
Andrew Glover, for 1 cask powder 

safety fuse 
James T. Dalrymple, for 53^ hours labor shovelling 
snow 
Thomas Gowen, for 1 day shovelling snow 
William Love, for 1 day " " 

J. Hatch, for cutting stone roller 
Patrick Morris, for 10^ days labor 
Nicholas Dunakin, 12" " " 
Michael Gately, 10 " " 
John Gately, 10 " " 

David Prouty & Co., for 3 shovels ) -d-ii r -[oaa 

for 2 hoes ) 

Oliver Davenport, for lengthening and steeling drills 3 75 

steeling pick, 75; sharpening 6 drills, 60 1 35 

sharpening 21 picks 1 68 

James M. Lucas, for 1 day's labor 1 50 

136 loads of stone chips 8 16 

Stephen Hall, for repairing cart 1 00 



28 88 


18 75 


1120 


5 00 


18 24 


2 75 


50 


6 68 


1 13 


1 12 


5 00 


11 81 


13 50 


1125 


11 25 


3 38 


] 16 



$169 04 



District No. 2 — Under Report 0/1842. 

Paid Thos. Baldwin, as surveyor, for 27 days labor 47 26 

oxen, 2ol days, 37 88 ; horse, 19^ do. 14 63 52 51 

2 horses and cart 10 days 21 25 

man 11 days 12 38 

Chandler Dillingham, for 5 days labor 5 63 

" " " " 16 59 

1 13 

8 72 

5 63 

13 51 

« 15 76 

11 53 

27 84 

16 59 

16 



John Dolan, for 




14| " 




Daniel Lines, for 




1 " 




Patrick Dolan, for 




7f " 




Nicholas Dunakin, for 


5 " 




William Love, for 




12 " 




John Gately, for 




14 " 




David Turner, for 




101 u 




Patrick Connell, for 




24f " 




John McDaniel, for 




14| " 




Joseph C. Robinson, 


for 


sharpening picks 



22 

Paid G. Hall, for repair 'g bridge near B. P. Williams's 6 00 

Isaac S. Houghton, for 6 days labor 6 00 

oxen 2 days 2 00 

Clement Sumner, for 1 day shovelling snow 1 00 

David Prouty & Co., for 1 shovel (bill of 1845) 100 

John Delano, Jr , for sharpening 5 picks 40 

for sharpening drill and bar 30 

do. 12 iron wedges 24 

repairing cart ' 46 

George W. Haley, for steeling 2 picks 47 

sharpening 14 do. 84 



$275 40 



District No. 1 — Under Report of 1846. 

Paid William Clapp, as surveyor, for 18J days labor 27 75 

for 2 men and 2 yoke of oxen half day ploughing 3 00 

man, oxen and cart 6 1-4 days 17 14 

man, horse and cart 3 days 5 87 

man 11^ days 11 50 

man and oxen rolling gravel 1 50 

3 whips, 1 25 ; 3 loads gravel, 18 1 43 

Thomas Paiseley, for 45 ckys labor 25 95 

28^ days board ' 10 00 

Thomas Downs, for 5 days labor 4 38 

Patrick Navon, for 21 " " 12 12 

9 days board 3 22 

Patick Navon, 2d, for 21 days labor 12 12 

9 days board 3 22 

Hugh Mee, for 27 days labor 15 58 

16 days board 5 72 

Matthew Callen, for 47 days labor 27 11 

Michael Quigley, for 27 " " 15 58 

9 days board 3 22 

Patrick Quigley, for 22 days labor 12 69 

13 days board 4 64 

Thomas Harlow, for 22 days labor 11 84 

James Mulligan, for 3 " " 1 62 

Michael Manning, for 17 " " 9 16 

J. D. Beebee, for 22 " " 12 65 

Michael Dolan, for 9 « <' 4 84 

E. M. Greenwood, as overseer, for 33 days labor 49 50 

for board of men 8 Aveeks 20 00 

George Ford, for 42 new ox shoes 7 01 

repairing cart . 1 92 



23 

Paid Henry Humphreys, for 22 reloads of stone chips 
Noah Brooks, for 361 loads of gravel 
Benjamin Baker, for 534 " " 

William G. Cole, for 8 perch stone 

laying bridge 
A. & J. H. Upham, for 1 shovel 

3^ gallons molasses, 99; 1^ lb. ginger, 19 
Ebenezer Clapp, for board of man 3 weeks 



s 13 26 


21 66 


31 17 


5 33 


3 00 


1 12 


1 IS 


6 00 



$425 00 



District No. 2 — Under Report of 1846 
Paid Edward Preston, as surveyor, for 1 day's labor 

2 qts. molasses for men, 16 ; 1 shovel, 1 00 
Thomas Paiseley, for 60 days labor 

9^ weeks board 
Thomas Downs, for 58 days labor 
Patrick Navon, for 57 
Patrick Navon, 2d, for 46 
Hugh Mee, for 16 
Michael Dolan, for 29 
Matthew Callen, for 60 
Michael Quigley, for 55 

for 42 days board 
Patrick Quigley, for 56 da^^s labor 

65 days board of himself and man 
Jerry Murphy, for 16 days board of man 
E. M. Greenwood, as overseer, for 48 days labor 

for board of men 12 weeks 
John S. Lucas, for two tons of slate for drain 
George Vinton, for 727 loads of gravel 
Jacob Flinn, for 190 " 

Oliver Glover, for molasses and ginger 
Edward V. Munroe, for 47 new ox shoes, and 13 
removed 

mending roller, 75 ; cart nails and pin, 55 

new steeling 5 picks, 3 71; mending bar, 25 

sharpening 14 picks 

repairing yoke irons 



r 1 50 


1 16 


34 81 


23 75 


50 76 


33 06 


26 68 


9 20 


16 82 


34 62 


31 90 


15 00 


32 32 


23 16 


5 68 


72 00 


30 00 


4 00 


22 53 


5 70 


12 

1 


9 14 


1 30 


3 96 


1 20 


1 00 



$491 37 



Districts No. 3 and 4 — Under Report of 1846. 
Paid Aaron D. Capen, as surveyor, for 62 ds. labor 95 50 
oxen 51 days, 7 00 ; horse 1 day, 1 00 8 00 



24 

Paid Aaron D. Capen, for man and oxen half day 

pail, 25; jug, 30; dipper, 13; whip, 25 

pasturing oxen, 63 ; 4 bridge stone, 2 00 

boarding men 31 4-7 weeks 
do. 4 men 1 day 

424 loads of gravel, 6 cts. 

384 " " 10 " 

Thomas Paiseley, for 75 days labor 

48 days board 
Thomas Downs, for 99 days labor 
Patrick Navon, for 102 " 
Patrick Navon, 2d, 86 " 
HughMee, 79 " 

for 38 days board 
MattheAV C alien, for 75 days labor 
Michael Quigley, for 93 " 

for 32 days board 
Patrick Quigley, for half day's labor 

for 28 days board 
L. Howe, for 12 days labor 
M. Bessee, for 5 weeks board of men 
Thomas Campbell, for 11 4-7 weeks board of do. 
Edward Whalen, for IJ days labor 
Elij. M. Greenwood, as overseer, for 52 days labor 

for 10 weeks board of men 
Thomas Dolliver, for man and team two days 
Benjamin Gates, for laying drains 
George Willis, for 300 loads gravel 
Elizabeth Within gton, for 34 loads do. 
Robert Vose, for 43 loads do. 
Cheever Newhall, for 19 loads do. 
James Weld, for 25 loads do. 
James Dorr, for 118 loads do. 
Andrew Glover, for 82 loads do. 
Quincy Granite Co. for covering stones for bridge 

near William Tolman's 
Thos. W. Capen, for 7 pick and hammer handles 

repairing 2 carts 
Darius Brewer, for 4 shovels, 4 25 ; whip, 50 

10 lbs. powder, 1 70 ; safety fuse, 36 
Enoch Fenno, for cart axletree 

repairing cart 

12 pick and hammer handles 
George W. Haley, for 31 new ox shoes 

3 do. removed 

repairing carts, 1 OS ; mending chains, 38 



1 50 


93 


2 63 


78 93 


2 00 


25 44 


38 40 


43 25 


16 78 


86 63 


58 84 


49 62 


41 73 


13 57 


43 25 


53 65 


1143 


29 


10 00 


12 00 


12 50 


28 93 


187 


78 00 


25 00 


6 00 


3 75 


30 00 


3 35 


4 30 


1 90 


1 56 


7 08 


4 92 


10 00 


1 75 


5 25 


4 75 


2 06 


2 75 


3 25 


2 65 


5 16 


30 


1 46 



25 

Paul Geo. W. Haley, for new steeling 4 picks 1 34 

sharpening- 25 do., 1 50 ; mending do., 17 1 67 

John C. He wins, for 138 new ox shoes and 9 re- 
moved 
repairing ox yoke 
2 bolts, 13 ; iron wedges, 37 
repairing hammers, 1 29 ; 2 handles, 50 
mending chains, 71 ; repairing plough, 50 
setting tiers to wheel drag and nails 
new laying 4 picks, 3 00 ; sharp, bar, 10 
sharpening 59 picks 
new steeling drill 
new steeling bar 
new steeling 2 picks 

John Delano, Jr., for 1 new pick 

sharpening 56 do., 4 48 ; iron on cart, 25 
new steeling picks, 2 58 ; do. hammer, 87 

Charles Howe, for 3J galls, molasses 
1:^ lbs. ginger 

Lewis G. Hearsey, for 2^ galls, molasses 
1 lb. ginger 

$998 62 



23 90 


1 00 


50 


1 79 


121 


1 64 


3 10 


5 90 


50 


50 


75 


162 


4 73 


3 45 


1 12 


15 


72 


12 



General Highway Expenses — Under Report 0/1846. 

Paid Ephraim Hastings, for 1 yoke of oxen 92 00 

John H. Robinson, for do. 85 00 

Thomas Baldwin, for do. 97 50 

William Wellington, for do. 90 00 

for services selling oxen 2 00 

Clement Sumner, for exchanging do. 10 00 

Ruggles & Co., for 2 ox yokes 3 00 

William Clapp, for 14 bushels gi'ain 11 00 

Oliver Glover, for 218 bushels meal 170 28 

Reuben Swan, for 60 bushels meal 45 40 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 9.320 lbs. hay 77 84 

Aaron D. Capen, for 2967 lbs. do. _ 25 21 

Preston, Curtis & Co. for 3201 ft. of spruce 1 g-g 

and hemlock lumber, and carting I bjoS g 34 82 

19 cedar posts, 7 13 ; 54 lbs. nails, 2 20 [ I IJ 9 33 
S. G. Drake, for 7 d's labor building railing ) ^6 12 25 
Georofc B. Billings, for work at Squantum and 

Farms 15 00 

$780 63 



26 

RECAPITULATION. 

No. 1— Eeport of 1842 

No. 2 — Report of do. 

No. 1— Report of 1846 

No. 2 — Report of do. » 

Nos. 3 and 4 — Report of do. 

General Expenses 

Total Expense of Highways, as paid by the 

Treasurer 
Due the Poor in the House Account $149 97 

Cr. 

Amount received of William Clapp, for oxen 
Edward Preston, for do. 
William Wellington, for do. 
John H. Robinson, for use of oxen and cart 



Amount of Appropriation 
Excess of do. 



One yoke of oxen on hand, which cost $90 



169 04 


275 40 


425 00 


491 37 


998 62 


780 63 


$3140 06 


90 00 


70 00 


68 00 


7 88 


235 88 


2300 00 


604 18 


$3140 06 



ENGINES. 



No. 1. Fountain. — Dorchester and Milton Bridge. 
Paid Leonard Everett, for 11 lbs. tallow 
Henry Crane, for repairing engine 
Lewis Bowman, for cleaning engine and hose from 

Feb. 2 to Dec. 31 
John A. Tucker, for repairing buckets 
Darius Brewer, for 4 galls, neat's foot oil 

If galls, lamp oil 

wicking, 12; sand, 6; matches, 3 

sponge, 47 ; emery, 6 ; lead, 5 
Shelton & Cheever, for 100 ft. hose 

2 sets screws, 7 00; 1 pipe, 10 00 



66 


10 25 


31 75 


36 


5 34 


1 96 


21 


58 


62 50 


17 00 



$130 61 



No. 2. Protector. — Meeting House Hill. 
Paid Leonard H. Howe, for cleaning engine from 

Jan. 8 to June 19, 1846 26 50 



27 

Paid Davenport & Cooper, for cleaning, repairing 

and painting engine 23 00 

Benjamin C. Bird, for cleaning engine from July 

11 to Nov. 2 
Calvin Young, for 1 sfall. neat's foot oil 
Roswell Gleason, for 2 doz. wicks and 2 glasses 

for lamps 
Charles J. Sumner, for water pot 
W. C. Hunneman & Co., for repairs on engine 
Shelton «Sc Cheever, for 50 ft. hose 

1 set of screws 
Lewis G. Hearsey, for 2^ galls, neat's foot oil 

6 galls, lamp oil 

2 pails, 50 ; 8 lights glass, 64 
soap, 33; sponge, 34; matches, 6 
\\'icking, 26 ; lard, 13 
sand, 16 ; rotten stone, 17 
lamp black, 4 ; whiting, 3 



6 50 


1 25 


45 


75 


4 62 


31 25 


3 50 


3 37 


6 60 


1 14 


73 


39 


33 


7 



$110 45 



No. 3. Torrent. — Near Four Corners. 

Paid Wm. Withington, 2d, for 3 galls, neat's foot oil 4 50 

5 straps, 1 12 ; rope, 75 1 87 

repairs of hose 1 00 

Thomas Baldwin, for 2 galls, oil, 2 24 ; broom, 27 2 51 

Charles Ellis, for 76 hours labor 9 50 

L. 31. Pratt, for 15 hours labor, 1 80; whiting, 10 1 90 

Charles Ewell, for 2J days labor on fence 4 37 

boards 2 20; posts, 80; nails, &c., 50 3 50 



$29 15 



No. 4. Aleet. — Upper Mills, 
Paid Enoch Fenno, for lock with 10 keys for engine 

house 4 50 

George L. Fisher, fox 7^ days labor cleaning en- 
gine and hose 1 1 25 
4 stalls, neat's foot oil 5 00 
2 qts. lamp oil, 60 ; wicking, 12 72 

$21 47 



No. 5. Independence. — Neponset Village, 
Paid Joseph C. Robinson, for work on engine 4 00 

one new hose carriage 45 00 



28 



Paid Geo. H. Rogers, for 5 days labor cleaning en- 
gine and hose 
Roswell Gleason, for 10 set blind hinges 
Ebenezer Holmes, for use of horse at fires 
F. Leavensworth & Co., for use of horse to fire 
Bacon & Baird, for 2 qts. oil, 60; wicking, 10 
water pot, 25 ; broom, 25 
oil canister 
E. & F. King & Co., for 3 galls, neat's foot oil 

lamp black 
William H. Pierce, for 20 days labor cleaning en- 
gine and hose 
A. & W. Pope & Co., for 169 ft. boards for blinds 

and carting 
John W. Legallee, for 6 lights glass and setting 
Elijah Tolman, for hanging blinds 
Jonathan Hammond, for straps and repairing 

buckets 
Darius Brewer, for 2J galls, neat's foot oil 
12 sets hooks and staples for blinds 



7 50 


125 


2 00 


50 


70 


50 


33 


3 75 


10 


30 00 


5 73 


1 50 


87 


2 25 


3 12 


48 



$109 58 



No. 6. Tiger. — Near Five Corners. 
Paid Elias S. Warner, for cleaning engine and hose 
from January 30 to July 10, 1845 
do. from August 3, 1845, to April 22, 1846 
Ralph Ware, for cleaning do. from May 5 to June 

17, 1846 
Ebenezer Holmes, for 4 perch stone 

for 12^ days labor repairing foundation 
David Prouty & Co., for one furnace 
Davenport & Cooper, for painting bucket 
Oliver Davenport, for 2 staples 
S. & E. Thayer, for new hose carriage 
Preston, Curtis & Co., for wood and coal 
W. C. Hunneman & Co., for 1 pipe (bill of 1845) 
1 signal lantern do. 

repairs on engine and hose carriage do. 
repairing, painting and varnishing engine (bill 
of 1846) 
A. & J. H. Upham, for 12 galls, neat's foot oil 
5^ galls, lamp oil 
3f lbs. sperm candles 
7^- lbs. soap, 51 ; broom, 25 



25 00 


35 50 


7 50 


4 00 


20 25 


10 00 


50 


25 


56 00 


8 00 


13 00 


3 75 


11 77 


22 10 


12 00 


5 80 


1 54 


76 



iQ 



Paid A. & J. H. Upham for brush, 38; wicking, 16 54 
tub, 30; rotten stone, 10; brick, 8; matches, 6 54 
sponge, 3S ; mop, 14 ; sand, 6 58 



$239 38 



ENGINE MEN TAXES KEFUNDED. 




Company 1, 39 members, 1 30 each, 


50 70 


2, 25 " " " 


32 50 


3, 16 " " " 


20 80 


4, 22 " " " 


28 60 


5, 9 " " " 


11 70 


6, 33 " " " 


42 90 


144 


$187 20 


RECAPITULATION. 




No. 1, 


130 61 


2, 


110 45 


3, 


29 15 


4, 


2147 


5, 


109 58 


6, 


239 38 


Taxes refunded 


187 20 


Total Expense of Engines 


$827 84 


Amount of Appropriation 800 00 




Excess of do. 27 84 




$827 84 





TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Eleazer J . Bispham, for services 1 year as Se- 
lectman and Overseer of the Poor . 60 00 
William Tolman, for do. do. 60 00 
OHver Hall, for do. do. 60 00 
Charles Howe, for services 1 year as Town Trea- 
surer 80 00 
Thomas J. Tolman, for services as Town Clerk 

from March 3 to Nov. 10, 1845 62 87 

collecting 104 births 5 20 

recording 193 do. 15 44 

do. 94 deaths 7 62 

3* 



ao 

Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for 4 days service collect- 
ing polls 6 00 
31 days as Assessor 31 00 
Joseph Clapp, for 4 days collecting polls 6 00 
31 days as Assessor 31 00 
Robert Vose, for 4 days collecting polls 6 00 

31 days as Assessor 81 00 
Harvey Howe, for 4 days collecting polls 6 00 

32 days as Assessor 32 00 
Henry Humphreys, for 4 days collecting polls 6 00 

26 days as Assessor 26 00 

John P. Clapp, for 4 days as Assessor 4 00 

$536 03 
Amount of Appropriation 525 00 

Excess of do. 11 03 



$536 03 



IMPROVEMENT OF BURIAL GROUNDS. 

SOUTH BURIAL GROUND. 

Paid Darius Brewer, for cash paid for stone and ma- 
son work, by vote of the town April 6, 1846 43 61 
Samuel Littlefield, for 9 J days labor 11 87 
hedge plants, manure, and labor setting out do. 13 87 
William Tolman, for 3 days labor 4 50 
horse and cart 1 day 1 25 
6 cedar posts, 3 00 ; lock, 50 3 50 



NORTH BURIAL GROUND. 

Daniel Davenport, for 16 days labor 20 00 

Hezekiah Parks, for labor from June 1 to July 13 35 25 

James McLaughlin, for f day's labor 93 



$134 78 
Amount of Appropriation 100 00 

Excess of do. 34 78 



$134 78 



ROAD FROM COMMERCIAL STREET TO DOR- 
CHESTER TURNPIKE. 

Paid Sollendine & Kimball, for 8 days labor, 9s. 12 00 
for 5 days labor, 7s. 6d. 6 25 



31 

Paid Sollendine & Kimball, for S6 days labor, 6s. 9d. 96 75 
36 days horse and cart, 7s. 6d. 45 00 

carting spiledriver and plank . 6 00 

21 ft. timber, 1 05 ; 58 lbs. nails, 2 90 3 95 

Silas P. Barnes, for 606 ft. piling, 5 cts 30 30 

11 hours labor 2 75 

Old Colony Rail Road Co., for 3S51 yds. gravel, 

10 cts 385 10 

John H. Robinson, for 363 ft. spruce piles 18 15 

Shattuck & Emerson, for 6 days labor 12 00 

for 30 days labor 45 00 

use of machine 6 days 6 00 

railroad fare 6 45 

Joseph Howe, executor, for land for road from 

Adams street to rail road 275 00 



$950 70 
Amount of Appropriation 250 00 

Received of Edward King and others, 

in payment of land for road 275 00 

Excess of Appropriation 425 70 



S950 70 
Amount unexpended in last report, $332 08 



NEW SCHOOL HOUSE, COLUMBIA STREET. 

Paid Edward Jones, jr., for furnishing materials and 

building school house, per contract 445 00 

building privy, 15 00 ; underpinning do., 75 15 75 
building stairs, 2 00; outside steps, 1 50 3 50 

desks and seats, and painting do. 34 75 



499 00 

Amount unexpended 1 00 



Amount of Appropriation $500 00 



$500 00 



ABATEMENTS, FEES AND DISCOUNT. 
Paid Elbridge G. McElrov, collector, for abatements 

on tax of 1845 ' 36 65 

William Tolman, collector, for abatements cm tax 

of 1846 245 17 



32 

Paid William Tolman, fees on tax of 1846 223 06 

Discount on do. do. 351 06 



855 94 

Amount unexpended 194 06 



Amount of Appropriation $1,050 00 



$1,050 00 



DEBT OF THE TOWN AND INTEREST. 

Paid D. & M. Bank Note 1000 00 

Robert Thaxter, note and interest 899 75 

do. note and interest 208 06 

Interest to Dorchester and Milton Bank, in antici- 
pation of the tax of 1846 204 08 



$2,311 89 
Amount of Appropriation 2,100 00 

Excess of do. 211 89 



$2,311 89 



INCIDENTAL TOWN EXPENSES. 

Paid Chas. Whitney, for surveying line between 

Roxbury and Dorchester 66 37 

Robert M. Todd, for lumber and carting to repair 
D. and M. Bridge, 1 ^\ tons pine timber 
1852 ft. timber, plank, joist and boards 
Thomas Groom cSc Co., for labelling and lettering 

Record Books 
Quincy Granite Co., for 5 granite posts for boun- 
dary stones 
lettering do., 1 25 ; carting do., 3 00 
John H. Robinson, for preparing and distributing 

Auditors' Eighth Report 
David Clapp, jr., for printing 1000 copies do. 

for printing 1000 copies School Report 
Samuel J. Capen, for surveying land 
Elijah Withington, for removing wall near James 

Dorr's 
John H. Robinson, for 4,521 ft. hemlock plank 

carting piles 
Hazen Keech, for capping piles 



7 18 
27 31 


3 37 


7 00 
4 25 


28 00 

48 60 

13 93 

1 00 


1 25 

40 69 

2 00 
50 00 



35 00 


3 40 


6 89 


47 25 


1 50 


2 00 


2 00 


61 50 


4 00 


8 50 


13 50 


1 96 


13 



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Paid Hazen Keech, for driving piles and spur shores 
Dorchester Post Office, for postage for Assessors 
Edward Jones, jr., for building fence at School 

house, Columbia street 
Tillson Williams, for 63 cedar posts 
Samuel P. Loud, for leases from M. P. Wilder 
Thos. M. Moseley, for plan of pond near Stough- 
ton Hall 
staking school lot at Little Neck 
Joseph Clapp, for 123 dinners for Assessors 
Beals & Green, for 750 Assessors' notices 
Eayrs cSc Fairbanks, for tax book and bills 
Richard Merrill, for 7 days labor with horse and 

cart on Norfolk street 
Thomas W. Capen, for 7 lights glass and setting 

repairing blind for Town House 
William Glover, for land to widen road near Starch 

Factory 14 00 

Hezekiah Parks, for labor at school pasture, from 

May 22 to 30 11 25 

Thomas S. Briggs, for 2^ days labor on D. & M. 

bridge - - 5 00 

sundry jobs on do. 50 

jRosweJl Gleason, books and stationery for Assessors 3 37 
Charles Howe, for coal and making fires for Asses- 
sors IS times 9 00 
refreshments for do. 25 day^s 6 25 
coal and making fires for School Committee 2 00 
do. for Fire Wards and Committees 3 50 
Samuel Tileston, for painting guide boards 75 
John A. Tucker, for repairing hearse harness 1 18 
Phineas Goodwin, for 6 days labor on Norfolk st. 8 25 
pov.'der and sharpening drills 1 75 
Edward E. Rice, for land and removing fence to 

widen Cottage street 24 49 

S. N. Dickinson & Co., for printing 450 lists of 

voters, notices and handbills 21 25 

Aaron D. Capen, for 4 loads of stone for D. & M. 

bridge 2 00 

Town of Milton, for repairing do. 2 00 

J. & C. Tolman, for repairing stove for town house 8 67 
15^ lbs. funnel, for do. do. 3 10 

James ]McLaughlin, for 5i days labor on Commer- 
cial street 6 87 
Preston, Curtis &c Co., for hoisting draw 14 times 7 00 



34 

Paid Pope & Co., for 158 cedar posts ^ ^ 26 33 

2920 ft. plank ( o1 5 49 64 

2000 pickets > i-S| 26 00 

sawing and carting ) ^ 10 46 

Charles Ewell, for 18 days labor building fence at 

town house 31 50 
Francis B. Garland, for 184 lbs. nails (fence school 

pasture) 8 90 
David Prouty & Co., for 1 Arnott stove ) | = ^ 10 00 
67 lbs. funnel } ^ i^ 13 37 
14^ lbs. zinc ) ai'^ 1 SI 
Eleazer J. Bispham, for 26J yds. velvet for trim- 
ming hearses 15 37 
preparing warrants for town meetings 11 75 
paid Register of Probate, for copy of Gibson's 

will 2 00 
" for order of notice and service to Old Colo- 
ny R. Road Co. 2 00 
" expenses to Dedham for do. 50 
" Boston tax list for Assessors 50 
postage, 54; paper and pens, 1 36 1 90 
William Tolman, for ringing bell, sweeping town 
house, coal and making fires for town meet- 
ings and committees 13 50 
use of horse and wagon 23 times 19 75 
returning 28 deaths to Town Clerk 1 40 
distributing School Committee's Special Report 6 00 
setting boundary stones 5 00 
Peter Blake, for posting 45 warrants for town meet- 
ings 7 50 
16 dinners for Town Officers 11 75 
refreshments for Selectmen 1 25 
attending town meetings 6 50 
notifying Town Officers 7 00 
do. Representatives 1 00 
fire and lights for Fire Wards 75 
So. Boston Iron Co., for 1358^ lbs. castings ^ 47 55 

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repairing and fitting do. T g go 23 62 

iniel Craig, for 428 lbs. bolts and spikes ^ J^ 36 38 
repairing chains, hinges and bolts ) 7 20 



$1,038 94 

Cr. 

Amount received of Town of Milton, for repairs 

of D. and M. bridge 1153 



35 

Received of Samuel Downer, jr., for rent of land 

on High street 1 00 

Amount of Appropriation 934 72 

Excess of do. 91 69 



$1,038 94 



SCHEDULE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY. 

Benjamin Pettee's Note secured by mortgage 18 47 

Eliphalet Fuller's Note " " 156 12 



$174 59 



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

$100 700 

4 shares Dorchester & Milton Bank, par 

value each $100 400 

6 shares Norfolk Bank (a divid'd of stock 

of 34 per cent having been received) 396 



2,696 00 
Cash on hand, balance of School Fund 195 03 



$3,065 62 



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



Deposit in Dorchester & Milton Bank 265 40 
Cash on hand 182 90 

$448 30 

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

Amount due from the State for support of State 

Paupers 150 84 

From the Tot^ti of Hingham, for supplies to 

pauper 9 00 

From the City of Roxbury, for do. 10 92 

From the Town of Shrewsbury, for do. 13 50 

From the Town of Milton, for repairs on Dorches- 
ter & Mihon Bridge 14 72 



Total Means of the Treasury $647 28 



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In submitting the foregoing Report, the Auditors take 

occasion to attest to the complete correctness of the accounts 

of the Town Treasurer, which are vouched in the manner 

required by vote of the Town, and which are in all points 

fully satisfactory to the Board. 

EDWARD HOLDEN, 

LEWIS PIERCE, )> Auditors. 

JNO. H. ROBINSON, 

Dorchester, February 15, 1847. 



The following Estimate for 1847, made by the Select- 
men, is presented for the consideration of the Inhabitants of 
the Town. 



200 00 



Expenses. 




Resources. 


Schools 


7,000 00 


State School Fund 


Poor in the Alms 




Interest of School 


House 


900 00 


Property & Bank 


Poor out of Alms H. 


400 00 


Dividends 


Support of Lunatics 




Due from State & 


in Hospital 


425 00 


Towns 


Highways 


2,000 00 


Sundries at Alms 


Engines 


800 00 


House 


Town Officers 


550 00 


To be raised by 


Improvem't of N. & 




Tax ] 


S. Burial G'ds 


100 00 




Abatement of Taxes 


450 00 




Collectors' Fees & 






Discounts 


600 00 




Widen'g Adams st. 






as laid out by C. 






Commissioners 


300 00 




Incidental Expenses 


923 98 

4,448 98 




$1 


$] 



150 00 



198 98 



200 00 



13,700 00 



$14,448 98 



38 



The undersigned haA'ing taken a census of the Town in 

1S40 and 1846, has been kindly permitted by the Auditors 

to submit, in their Report, the following statistics in relation 

thereto. 

Otis Shepard. 
Dorchester, Feb. 17th, 1847. 



POPULATION OF DORCHESTER IHi 1840 AND 1846, 

TAKEN IN JUNE EACH TIME. 



School Districts. 


Families, 
1840. 


IS 

cs '-' 

fa 


6 


c 
.9 


B 

o 

M 

3 00 
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o 

a 


School No. ], Sumner Street 


124 


177 


53 


781 


1206 


425 


ie 


" 2, Meeting H. Hill 


123 


159 


36 


682 


894 


212 


n 


" 3, Adajais Street 


86 


93 


7 


465 


565 


100 


a 


" 4, School Street 


128 


165 


37 


768 


870 


102 


it 


" 5, River Street 


197 


241 


44 


1033 


1347 


314 


ii 


" 6, Norfolk Street 


69 


83 


14 


374 


444 


70 


ti 


" 7, River Street 


32 


28. 


dec. 4 


176 


163 


dec. 13 


it 


"• 8, Neponset Village 
" 9, Commercial Point 


37 
33 


64 
63 


27 
20 


247 
182 


389 
313 


142 
131 


it 


" 10, Little Neck 


26 


57 


31 


146 


289 


143 


Squa 


mtum and Farms 


3 


4 


1 


21 


20 


dec. 1 




858 


1124 


266 


4875 


6500 


1626 



Numbe-r of Births from May 1, 1845, to May 1, 1846, 187. 

" Deaths in 1845, 86 ; in 1846, about 100. 
The population was in 1840, three times 1625=4875- 
" 1846, four times 1625=:=6500.. 
Of the 858 heads of families in 1840, 304 are not n&w 
heads of families in the town.