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AUD ITORS' 

TENTH PRINTED REPORT 



OF THE 



KECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



OF THE 



TOWN OE DORCHESTER, 



BEING 



A GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE FINANCES OF THE TOWN, 



FROM 



FEBRUARY 1, 1847, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1848. 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN. 



BOSTON : 

PREsTED BY DAVID CLAPP 184 WASHINGTON STREET. 

1848. 



AUDITORS' REPORT. 



RECEIPTS OF TOWTIf TREASTJRER FROM ALL 
SOITRCES, 1847-48. 

From Balance in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1847 $448 30 

School Fund in do. " " 195 03 

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

Tremont Bank Dividend, 7 shares, $100, 3 pr ct. 21 00 
Dorchester & Milton Bank Dividend, 4 shares, 

$100, 3 per ct. 12 00 

State Treasurer, for School Fund 245 03 

" " Small Pox Account 132 61 

" " " Pauper Account 18 23 

Philander Morse, for Pedlar's License 11 00 
Norfolk Bank Dividend of Stock, 6 sh's, $100, 

8 per cent. 48 00 
Sale of twelve lots of land at school pasture 3,394 47 
Dorchester & Milton Bank Dividend, 4 shares, 

$100, 3 per ct. 12 00 
Tremont Bank Dividend, 7 shares, $100, 3J pr ct. 24 50 

State Bank Dividend, 23 shares, $60, 3 per ct. 41 40 
Interest on $3000 United States Loan of 1842, 

from Dec. 8, 1847, to Jan. 1, 1848, 6 per ct. 12 00 
George Houghton, in part of mortgage on lot 

No. 2, at school pasture 115 12 
William Tolman, Collector for 1847, taxes in 

full 19,448 44 

Interest on $1000 for one month 5 00 

William Parker, for one cow 25 00 

" " for one calf 5 00 

Oliver Davenport, for old gate and old iron 1 63 

Samuel Littlefield, for old gate 2 50 
Interest of Otis Shepard, for land sold to John 

Barnard 12 00 



4 

From Eleazer J. Bispham, for sundry pauper ac- 
counts 123 14 
Oliver Hall, for sale of sundry articles at the 
Alms House 427 59 



Total Receipts of the Treasurer, including) ©o/isifiQQ 
the Balance in the Treasury Feb. 1, 1847 \ *^*'«^^ ^^ 

EXPENDirrJEES, 184748. 

SCHOOLS. 

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

Paid Elwell Woodbury, for teaching one year 600 00 

making fires and sweeping 13 35 

books for desk, 3 75 ; housing coal, 50 4 25 

books for indigent scholars 4 63 

Sarah R. Pearson, for teaching 24 weeks and 1 day 78 65 

for teaching 26 weeks 104 00 

books for indigent scholars 22 

Alvah Phelps & Co., for 9 boxes charcoal 3 00 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 3 tons coal 21 00 

A. & J. H. Upham, for 1 mat 62 

Oliver Davenport, for 1 developer 37 

mending coal sifter, 25; mending 2 keys, 50 75 



Total, Teaching 782 65 

" Furniture 1 74 

Books 8 60 

" Fuel 24 50 

" Making fires and sweeping 13 35 



$830 84 



$830 84 



KEPAIKS. 

Paid Asa Robinson, for 40 desks and 4 seats with 

backs 64 00 
cash paid for tops and carting seats 11 00 
William S. Broughton, for materials and labor re- 
pairing privy 6 24 
Stephen Gulliver, for 12 lights glass and setting do. 3 00 
E. & F. King & Co., for 6 lbs. Paris green 2 40 
3 lbs. chrome do. 1 50 
1 gall, turpentine 50 

SS8 64 



District No. 2. — High Street, Meeting House Hill. — One 
Male and one Female Teacher. 

Paid William S. Williams, for teaching one year 600 00 

making fires and sweeping 11 25 

books for desk 6 28 

" for indigent scholars 9 01 

matches and nails 25 

Mary E.Page, for teaching 26 w'ks (bill of 1846) 104 00 

Betsey Hooper, for teaching 25 weeks 4 days S3 85 

teaching 24 weeks 4 days 99 20 

Martha Dill, for 5 d's labor cleaning school rooms 5 82 

Patrick Quigley, for sawing and splitting wood 1 75 

William Homes, for 2 cords wood 15 00 

Hezekiah Park, for sawing 1 cord wood twice 'i 

sawing 1 cord wood 3 times > 5 50 
splitting and housing 2 cords wood ) 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 4 tons coal, 28 00 

1 cord bark 8 00 

4 feet wood 3 50 



$981 41 

Total, Teaching 887 05 

" Furniture 25 

" Books 15 29 

" Fuel 61 75 
" Cleaning rooms, sweeping and 

making fires 17 07 



$981 41 



REPAIKS. 

Paid Isaac Spear, for 26 lights glass and setting do. 5 20 

Roswell Gleason, for 2 pad locks 50 

Calvin Davenport, for 10 days labor 17 50 

377 feet boards, plank and joist 8 53 

carting do. 75 ; paint, 26 1 01 

irons and screws 3 95 

cloak pins and brass nails 1 50 

hinges, hooks and staples 48 

dog nails, 8 ; 11 lbs. nails, 58 66 

George W. Dodge, for 10 J days labor 20 50 

lime, and other stock for repairs 7 00 

cleaning both school rooms 7 37 

Lemuel S. Blackman, for 12 lights glass and 

settinsr do. 2 52 



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1* $76 72 



District No. 3. — Adams Street, Loioer Road. — One Male 
and two Female Teachers. 

Paid S. A. Poor, for teaching from January 1 to 

March 10 93 73 
Samuel D. Hayden, for teaching 2 3-5 weeks 30 00 
teaching 9 months 450 00 
1 pail, 28 ; 8 chairs, 2 40 ; 2 mats, 1 25 3 93 
Sarah Adams, for teaching 42 weeks 168 00 
Eliza F. Withington, for teaching 10 weeks 40 00 
Sarah M. Hayden, for teaching 13 weeks (assist- 
ant in grammar school) 52 00 
Preston, Curtis & Co., for ^ tons coal 32 00 

1 cord bark S 00 
Daniel Talbot 2d, for making fires 3 months 9 00 

cleaning vault 3 50 
Bacon & Baird, for balance due for chairs in bill 

of 1846 1 00 

2 dust pans, 40 ; 4 cups, 24 64 
water pot and 2 dippers 92 
86 lbs. funnel, 4 50 ; putting up stove, 1 50 6 00 
8 lbs. iron, 80 ; blower, 1 00 1 80 
coal hod, 1 00; sifter, 30; poker, 25 _ 1 55 
handle dipper 18 



$902 25 



Total, Teaching 833 73 

" Furniture 16 02 

" Fuel 40 00 

" Making fires and cleaning 12 50 



$902 25 



REPAIRS. 



Paid A. & W. Pope & Co., for 1055 feet boards 

and plank 31 78 

sawing, planing and carting do. 3 35 

James Jenkins, for building fence 22 50 

repairing seats 2 00 

Friend Crane, for 59 lbs. paint 7 37 

2 days labor painting fence 3 00 

Henry Crane, for hinges, bolts, hooks and staples 5 50 

Thos. W. Capen, for 5 lights glass and setting do. 1 00 

Nathaniel Tolman, for 7^ days labor 11 25 

lumber, nails, screws and paint 2 53 



Paid Nathaniel Tolman, for labor, repairing seats 75 

Stephen Tolman, jr., for repairing desks 7 97 

S99 00 



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

Male and one Female Teacher. 

Paid Quincy Bicknell, jr., for teaching one year 600 00 

books for desk 4 63 

" for indigent scholars 75 

Lucy P. Tolman, for teaching 52 weeks 208 00 

cleaning school room 1 75 

book for desk 50 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 4 tons coal 28 00 

S. J. Willis, for making fires 5 months 10 00 

Roswell Gleason, for books for desk 1 52 

books for indigent scholars 1 63 

broom, 25 ; brush, 25 50 

dust pan, 30 ; mending hod, 25 55 

blind fastening butts and screws 75 



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housing: coal 1 00 



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Tertius Buck, for 30 baskets charcoal 9 00 



$868 58 

Total, Teaching 808 00 

" Furniture 1 80 

Books 9 03 

Fuel 38 00 

Cleaning room and making fires 11 75 






$868 58 

EEPAIES. 



Paid A. & W. Pope, for 89 feet boards and plank 2 59 
Solomon H. Willis, for repairs 1 75 

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



$6 14 



District No, 5. — Paver Street, near the Loiver Mills. — One 
Male and three Female Teachers. 

Paid Isaac Swan, for teaching one year 600 00 

making fires 10 00 

cleaning school rooms 3 75 

books for desk 2 55 



Paid Isaac Swan, for books for indigent scholars 1 50 
cash paid for coal 1 98 
Mary L. French, for teaching 65 weeks 260 00 
Joanna T. Tucker, for teaching 52 weeks 130 00 
Mary J. Greenwood, for teaching 13 weeks (as- 
sistant in grammar school) 52 00 
Preston, Curtis & Co., for 4 tons 260 lbs. coal 28 86 
George Haynes, for coal hod 92 
cleaning, repairing and putting up stove 1 75 
1 boiler, 62 ; repairing hods, 50 1 12 
William N. Hart, for 43 inkstand covers 2 58 
Sanford Gay, for 30 baskets charcoal 9 00 



SI, 106 01 
Total, Teaching 1,042 00 

" Furniture 6 37 

" Books 4 05 

" Fuel 39 84 

" Cleaning rooms and making fires 13 75 



$1,106 01 

REPAIRS. 

Paid Seth D. Whitney, (bill of 1846) for 1417 \ 

feet boards and plank, 25 18 ; carting > 26 06 
do. for fence, 88 j 

James Jenkins, for repairing gate and latches 50 

Henry Crane, (bill of 1846) for 31 lbs. hinges, 

hooks and bolts 4 86 

repairing hinge (bill of 1846) 25 



$3167 



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

Paid Simon Barrows, for teaching one year 600 00 

books for desk 6 74 

" for indigent scholars 4 39 

30 baskets charcoal 10 00 

cash for housing coal 37 

pulleys, hooks and cord for maps 1 45 

Susan Thompson, for teaching 65 weeks 260 00 

books for indigent scholars 67 

pulley and weight for map 87 

2 brooms, 40 ; cup, 10 ; repairing bucket, 10 60 



Paid Susan Thompson, for cash for setting glass 20 

repairing screws 18 

Preston, Curtis and Co., for 4 tons coal 28 00 

John Burt, for book case 14 50 

Joseph H. Burt, for making fires 12 00 

Robert M. Todd, for 2 tons coal 16 00 

George Haynes, for iron screen, 21 lbs. 4 20 

putting up do. 75 

repairmg hod, 34; 1 sifter, 50; 4 pints, 40 1 24 



Total, Teaching 860 00 

" Furniture 23 99 

" Books ' 11 80 

«' Fuel 54 37 

" Making fires 12 00 



$962 16 



$962 16 

REPAIRS. 

Paid A. & W. Pope & Co., for 200 pickets 3 20 

Enoch Fenno, for repairing fence 3 00 

glass, and setting do. 2 75 

John Burt, for making benches and boxes 11 40 

repairing desk and making water bench 2 25 



$22 60 



District No. 7. — River Street, West End of the Toivn. — 
One Male Teacher four Months — Female Teacher the re- 
mainder of the Year. 

Paid Aaron D. Capen, for teaching 3 months 
for do. 4 weeks 

books for desk, 57 ; thermometer, 1 00 
Lucy D. Osborn, for teaching 24 weeks 
for do. 11 Aveeks 

5 baskets charcoal 
2 brooms, 34; dipper, 17 

Friend Crane, for book for desk, 62 ; pail, 25 

6 baskets charcoal 
Oiling seats in school room 

Samuel Crane, for making fires 

James Jenkins, for putting locks on desk 

Prouty & Co., for 4 lbs. castings for stove 

$330 69 



150 00 


43 40 


1 57 


78 00 


44 00 


1 50 


51 


87 


1 80 


2 30 


6 00 


50 


24 



10 



Total, Teaching 


315 40 


" Furniture 


4 80 


" Books 


1 19 


" Fuel 


3 30 


" Making fires 


6 00 




$330 69 


REPAIRS. 



Paid Seth D. Whitney, for 1308 feet boards 
plank (for fence) 
carting do. 
James Jenkins, for building fence 
Friend Crane, for 42 lbs. paint 

2 days' labor painting fence 

Henry Crane, for hinges, hasp and staples 
George W. Pond, for 35 cedar posts 

3 days' labor on fence 

William Henley, for whitewashing room 



and 



27 31 

2 25 

22 03 



25 

00 
56 
00 
00 
50 



$79 90 



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

Paid Mary C. Seaverns, for teaching 52 weeks 208 00 
Charles Clapp, for making fires 7 50 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 3 tons coal 22 00 

1^ cords bark 1 1 75 

housing coal and bark 75 

Bacon & Baird, for cleaning and putting up stove 1 00 

dust pan, 20 ; 2 cups, 12 ; sifter, 13 ; poker, 30 75 
F. Leavensworth, for 2 brooms, 55 ; sand, 10 65 

pail, 25 ; brush, 13 38 



Total, Teaching 
" Furniture 
" Fuel 
" Making fires 



208 00 

2 78 

34 50 

7 50 

S252 78 



$252 78 



REPAIRS. 

Paid Asa Robinson, for 16 benches, with seats ) bill 16 00 

repairing seats \ '46 3 00 

John W. Legallee, for 6 lights glass, and setting do. 1 50 



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Paid E. & F. King & Co., for 37^ lbs. pure lead 2 97 

5 lbs. Paris green 1 70 

3 quarts linseed oil 54 

$25 71 



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

Paid Mary E. Tolman, for teaching 52 weeks 208 00 

cleaning school room 1 00 

books for indigent scholars 1 42 

Charles E. Preston, for making fires 7 50 
Preston, Curtis &Co., for black-b'd, 1 75; broom, 25 2 00 

lock, hinges, and labor on desk 1 25 

1 ton coal 7 00 



Total, Teaching 208 00 

" Furniture 3 25 

«' Books 1 42 

" Fuel 7 00 

" Cleaning room and making fires 8 50 



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$228 17 



REPAIRS. 

Paid John Bicknell, for whitewashing school room 3 00 
repairing blinds 87 



$3 87 



District No. 10. — Little Neck. — One Male and one Fe^ 

Tnale Teacher. 

Paid John Kneeland, for teaching from Oct. 11, 
1847, to Jan. 1, 1848 

making fires, 1 83 ; 2 brooms, 50 

books for desk, 1 10 ; ink, 87 

water-pot 
Arethusa Whitney, for teaching 40 weeks 

making fires and sweeping 

2 keys for door, 40 ; 2 brooms, 40 

books for desk 

books for indigent scholars 
Preston, Curtis & Co., for 1^ tons coal 

4 feet bark 
Alfred Clapp, for 2 blackboards 

$292 95 



99 52 


2 33 


1 97 


75 


160 00 


4 20 


80 


12 


1 26 


1100 


4 00 


7 00 



12 



Total, Teaching 


259 52 


" Furniture 


9 05 


" Books 


3 35 


^ " Fuel 


15 00 


" Making fires and sweeping 


6 03 



S292 95 

KEPAIRS. 

Paid Edward Jones, for 6 sets desks with seats 

20 lights glass, and setting do. 

wire screen for window, 75 ; lock, 42 

repairing door 

1077 ft. boards, timber and joist 

15 lbs. nails and spikes 

carting timber for fence ^ 

5 days' labor building fence 

digging and planking vault 
"5 cedar posts, 90 ; repairing blind, 50 
A. & W. Pope & Co., for rails, pickets and posts 
E. & F. King & Co., for 100 lbs. pure lead 

5 galls, linseed oil, 3 35 ; 1 can, 75 

2 galls, turpentine 



27 00 


3 00 


1 17 


1 16 


13 77 


75 


1 00 


8 75 


2 00 


1 40 


2 07 


7 00 


4 10 


88 



$74 05 



District No. 11. — Columbia Street, near Mt. Boiodoin. — 
One Female Teacher. 

Paid Elizabeth Glover, for teaching 8 weeks 2^ days 

for do. 43 weeks 2^ days 

cleaning school room 

thermometer 

book for desk 

books for indigent scholars 
William Gowen, for making fires 
Alvah Phelps & Co., for 2 boxes charcoal 
Tertius Buck, for 10 baskets do. 
Roswell Gleason, for taking down and cleaning 
stove pipe 

books for desk, 78 ; housing coal, 50 
Preston, Curtis & Co., for 2^ tons coal 
James Davenport, for book case 



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1 27 62 


174 00 


1 00 


1 00 


25 


50 


5 00 


67 


2 50 


1 00 


1 28 


IS 12 


3 50 



$236 44 



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Total, Teaching 201 62 

" Furniture 5 50 

" Books 1 53 

" Fuel 21 79 

" Cleaning room and making fires 6 00 



$236 44 

REPAIRS. 

Paid Edward Jones, for building shed by contract 34 00 

ventilator in school room 1 00 

Noyes & Field, for 11 lbs. Paris green 3 85 

6 quarts linseed oil, 1 40 ; vitriol, 16 1 56 

Elijah Tolman, for hanging blinds 1 25 

$41 66 







RECAPITULATION. 


' 


epairs 


No. 


1 


88 64 






2 


76 72 






3 


99 00 






4 


6 14 






5 


31 67 






6 


22 60 






7 


79 90 






8 


25 71 






9 


3 87 






10 


74 05 






11 

Total Repairs 


41 66 




$549 96 



GENERAL SCHOOL EXPENSES. 

Paid Richard Pike, for examining schools 22 days 22 00 

Increase S. Smith, for " " 12^ " 12 50' 

David Dyer, for " " 10^ " 10 00 

Orin P. Bacon, for " " 23 « 23 00' 

for circulating School Regulations 3 00' 

David Clapp, for printing 1200 cops. Sch. Report 27 46 

for printing 1350 cops. School Regulations 19 80 
Charles Howe, for distributing 1250 cops. School 

Report 8 00 
Samuel Prescott, for 54 dinners for School Com- 
mittee 54 00 
2 



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Paid William B. Fowle, for Outline Maps 25 50 

Nathaniel Southard, for " " ^ 9 00 

Edmund Pope, of Squantum, his school money 14 25 



KECAPITTTLATION. 



Total, 



Teaching 
Furniture 
Books 
Fuel 



6,405 97 

75 55 

56 26 

340 05 



Making fires, sweep- 
ing and cleaning 114 45 
General Expenses 228 51 
Repairs & Fences 549 96 



No. 1. 

" 2. 

" 3. 

" 4. 

" 5. 

" 6. 

" 7. 

" 8. 

" 9. 

" 10. 

" 11. 
General 
Repairs 



$228 51 

830 84 
981 41 
902 25 
868 58 
1106 01 
962 16 
330 69 
252 78 
228 17 
292 95 
236 44 
228 51 



Expenses 

and Fences 549 96 



Total Exp. of Schools, $7,770 75 $7,770 75 

Amount unexpended 220 18 



$7,990 93 



Cr. 

Amount of Appropriation 
" of do. for Repairs 

Income of State School Fund 
" of Town School Fund 



7,387 00 
200 00 
245 03 
158 90 



$7,990 93 

Of the amount expended on Repairs, $374 48 has, by 
order of the Selectmen, been expended on repairs of School 
Houses and building Fences; and $175 48 has been ex- 
pended for Benches, and other repairs, by order of the 
School Committee. 



POOR IN THE ALMS HOUSE. 

Paid Joel R. Howe, for services as Keeper 1 year 300 00 

r. John Freeman, for 2 months and 9 days labor 60 00 

Thomas Rogers, for 20 days labor (haying) 15 00 

l,, Jaines Brennen, for one half day do. " 83 



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Paid Samuel D. McElroy, for 3 do. do. 

John Keen, jr., for 1 do. do. 

Hugh Mee, for 3 do. do. 

Frederick W. Howe, for IJ do. do. 

William Homes, for carting 4 loads salt hay 
for horse and wagon to Squantum 
for 1 cask lime 

Ebenezer Eaton, for advertising, selling at auc- 
tion, and paj'ing duty on sale of pears, 1845-6 

E. & F. King & Co., for 25 lbs. pure lead 

1 gallon linseed oil 
japan, 31 ; sugar of lead, 42 

State Treasurer, for amount overpaid in pauper 

account of 1845 
Albert D. Swan, for carting goods from Boston 
William Parker, for 944 lbs. beef, mutton and 

veal 
Stephen Wales, for 2 bbls. apples 
Samuel P. Loud, for 207 lbs. swine 
Samuel Downer, for 2 bbls. apples 
Isaiah Royce, for 4§ days labor mowing marsh 
Tallman & Woodward, for 8 bushels potatoes 
Hatch & Stetson, for 148 lbs. swine 
William Trask, for use of boat 13 days 
Prouty & Co., for 1 D. cook stove 

for 1 three grate stove 

2 drums for stoves 
2 soap stones for do. 
33 lbs. English iron funnel 
16 lbs. iron for fire place 
flanges for stove funnel 
labor by man 

Daniel Hayes, for one cow 

Atkins, Weld & Co., for 24 galls, molasses 

100 lbs. fish, 3 50 ; 50 lbs. rice, 3 00 

14 lbs. tea, 4 20 ; ISO lbs. sugar, 14 40 

2 bushels beans 
Holden & Bullard, for 1 bbl. beef 

456 lbs. beef 
E. & J. H. Sumner, for 888 lbs. beef 
Peter Blake, for 310 lbs. fish 

75 mackerel 

services taking paupers to Alms House 
J. C. Hewins, for 49 new ox shoes and setting 4 do. 9 58 
Calvin Young, for leather 1 65 



3 00 


1 25 


3 75 


1 50 


9 00 


1 00 


90 


7 31 


1 81 


75 


73 


14 60 


2 75 


59 19 


4 50 


12 94 


2 50 


9 33 


7 20 


9 25 


3 25 


30 00 


12 00 


14 00 


2 50 


4 12 


2 67 


62 


150 


18 00 


8 16 


6 50 


18 60 


3 50 


10 12 


32 69 


62 76 


9 45 


2 55 


125 



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Paid Joel Lucas Jr., for 2 prs. shoes 
Henry Crane, for one new pick 

irons for cart tongue and ox yote 
Robert Thaxter, for medicine and attendance to 

pauper 
Benjamin Gushing, for medicine and attendance 

to sundry persons at the Alms House 
Jacob Foster, for 10 bushels potatoes 
ploughing potatoes 
J. John Preston, for 100 lbs. chocolate 
~ Francis Swan, for 3|- days labor, mason work 
stock and horse hire 
Daniel Davenport, for attending funeral of Mar}' 
Murphy 
attending the funeral of Sally Humphrey 
attending the funeral of Margaret Graham 
t; Charles J. Sumner, for 32 quart dippers 
sauce pan, 1 00 : tin pail, 38; 1 quart, 13 
stove pipe 
f Oliver Glover, for 6 bbls. flour 
75 bushels corn and meal 

1 bbl. potatoes 

use of horse and wagon five times 
carting salt hay 
Lewis G. Hearsey, for 71 lbs. susrar 
9 lbs. tea, 3 96 ; 32 lbs. butter ,"6 28 
41 lbs. rice, 2 25 ; 10 lbs. salasratus, 84 
18 lbs. coffee, 2 16 ; 2 lbs. chocolate, 40 
5 lbs. tobacco, 1 25 ; 1 lb. snuff, 23 
t 25 lbs. fish, 119; 2^ lbs. oat meal, 26 

2 gallons molasses, 64 ; 9 qis. vinegar, 41 
, 3 pks. beans, 1 68; IS qts. fine saU, 47 

(' 2 brooms, 50 ; 1 box pills, 37 

1^ bushels salt, 87 ; 1 bag salt, 25 
1 gallon lamp oil, 1 25 ; garden seeds, 12 
tartar, 13 ; Bristol brick, 6 ; essences, 24 
(' 2 J lbs. ginger, 30 ; starch, 17 ; pepper, 12 
«• 15 bottles of medicines, 9 OS; balsam, 50 
Epsom salts, 18; syrup, 33; mustard, 12 
jt 2 qts. cranberries, 16 ; scythe, 1 00 
^. Eleazer J. Bispham, for 65^ yards cotton cloth 
39 yds. woolen cloth, 9 75 ; gingham, 38 
7^ yards cotton cambric 
l^ 19 yards calico, 2 38 ; 9^ lbs. yarn, 9 50 
Z. 2 pairs shoes, 2 00 ; thread, 50 



2 25 


150 


1 75 


175 


45 75 


7 50 


50 


16 00 


7 00 


3 00 


3 00 


3 00 


2 00 


1 12 


1 51 


75 


46 63 


79 79 


2 00 


3 50 


2 50 


6 19 


10 24 


3 09 


2 56 


148 


145 


1 05 


2 15 


87 


1 12 


137 


43 


59 


9 58 


63 


1 16 


5 91 


10 13 


1 56 


1188 


2 50 



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Paid A. & J. H. Upham, for 57 lbs. sugar, 4 91 ; 3 lbs 
tea, 96 
15 lbs. coffee, 1 50 ; 20 lbs. butter, 4 01 
16^ lbs. cheese, 1 77 ; 13 lbs. snuff, 3 40 
medicines, 75 ; 2 pails, 50 ; crackers, 25 
1 bushel salt, 56 ; 2 lbs. chocolate, 36 ; lem- 
ons, 20 
oranges, 9 ; cups and saucers, 25 
lemon sjTup, 25 ; 5 lbs. apple, 35 
ha}' fork, 50 ; 3 lbs. hops, 42 ; mugs, 22 
garden seeds, 56 ; ginger, 12 ; sand, 6 
spices, 15; cayenne, 20 
Preston, Curtis & Co., for 34 cords wood 
2,500 lbs. coal 

3 casks lime 
Otis Shepard & Co., for manure of 3 horses, 1 yr. 

do. 2 cows, 5 months 7 days 

do. 1 cow, 3 months 12 days 

soft bread, 1 46 ; crackers, 1 91 

Sfinsrerbread and cake 
Oliver Hall, for 34 lbs. turkeys 

cash to paupers on holidays 

25 doz. screws, SO ; turpentine, 8 

paint brush, 50 ; hinges, 20 ; glue, 20 

12 lights glass, 50 ; glass paper, S 

Venetian red, S ; 3 quarts 1 pint varnish, 1 45 

use of horse and wagon to Boston 
Noyes & Field, for 5 barrels flour 

82 bushels rye and Indian meal 

25 lbs. pure lead, 1 81 ; 2 brushes, 67 

1 gall, linseed oil 
Andrew Glover, for 5 galls, lamp oil 

2 galls molasses, 64; 58 lbs. sugar, 5 22 

4 lbs. crushed sugar, 56 ; 29^ lbs. butter, 5 49 
92 lbs. fish, 4 12 ; 26 lbs. coffee, 286 
48 lbs. rice, 2 88 ; 31^ lbs. cheese, 3 14 
7 lbs. chocolate, 1 26 \ 12 lbs. tea, 480 
2 lbs. salseratus, 16 ; 16 lbs. dried apples, 1 GO 
60 lbs. cut nails, 3 00 ; 3 lbs. wrought do. 42 

5 lbs. tobacco, 1 25 ; 1 doz. eggs, 16 ; screws, 12 
2 oz. nutmegs, 20 ; butts, 30 ; latch, 10 
2 lbs. ginger, 24 ; 1 doz. files, 1 00 
1 lb. pepper, 17 ; salt, 17 ; camphor, 16 
15 lbs. finish nails, 90 ; 1 lb. tartar, 24 
^ bushel beans, 1 12 ; matches, 5 

2# 



5 87 


5 51 


5 17 


150 


1 12 


34 


60 


1 14 


74 


35 


233 64 


8 26 


2 70 


24 00 


6 98 


2 27 


3 37 


1 82 


4 25 


2 75 


8S 


90 


68 


1 53 


100 


34 50 


77 04 


2 48 


80 


6 41 


5 86 


6 05 


6 98 


6 02 


6 06 


1 16 


3 42 


12 1 53 


60 


1 24 


50 


1 14 


1 17 



Paid Andrew Glover, for 8 galls, vinegar 1 34 

1 peck grass seed 70 

A. & W. Pope & Co., for 2255 ft. boards, plank 

and timber 44 44 

half M. pine shingles 2 37 



Cr. 

Amount received of Charles Stimpson, for hay 
Edward E. Rice, for do. 
Mr. Barrett, for do. 
Charles Hood, for do. 
William Homes, for salt do. 
William Hendry, " " " 
Daniel Dav^enport, for plank 
Keeping cattle in pound 
Stephen Wales, for winter pears 
" " for summer do. 

Samuel P. Loud, for winter do. 
F. W. Cram, for " do. 

Ebenezer Eaton, for " do. 
Hezekiah Park, for pasturing cow 
John Barnard, for " " 

Joseph Foster, for " " 

Oliver Hall, for use of oxen 
Asahel H. Glover, for use of do. 
James Foster, jr., for milk 
Sundry persons, for skewers 
William Parker, for cow 
" for calf 
^ State Treasurer, for pauper account 

f*^'- a 99 r. .■' 

Amount of Appropriation 
Expended over do. 

SI, 622 38 

, ' Statistics of the Abm House. 

Number of Inmates, reported in 1847 13 

" Admitted the past j'ear 86 

" Discharged 25 

< ■ " Deaths the past year 4 

4-11 " Inmates now in the House 20 

VI I u . ; : ... i ,., < 



Sl,622 38 


64 61 


41 78 


12 00 


17 21 


57 00 


17 00 


25 


14 40 


8 75 


18 00 


19 37 


70 00 


8 12 


8 00 


7 00 


10 00 


1 25 


2 50 


29 85 


19 50 


25 00 


5 00 


18 23 


474 82 


900 00 


247 56 



19 



POOR OUT OF THE ALMS HOUSE. 



II 20 00 

ii 4 00 



Paid C. C. Holmes, for medicine and^ 
attendance to Nathaniel Tolman 
Robert F. Tolman, for goods to 

Nathaniel Tolman 
E. H. R. Ruggles, for coffin for Mv. Belcher 5 00 

Townof Needham, for supplies to Samuel R. Jones 11 56 
Joel R. Howe, for expenses to "Worcester after 

George I. Ellis 4 37 

with Michael Donnelly 3 75 

Robert Thaxter, for medicine and attendance at 

sundry times to John Norton and wife 28 00 

Benjamin Gushing, for medicine and attendance 

to Mr. Francis 4 00 

do. to Mr. Johnson 4 00 

Mary Shaughnessy, for nursing Mrs. Norton 6 00 

City of Charlestown, for supplies to Jane Kelton, 

from March 10, 1846, to April 16, 1847 55 00 

Town of Sandwich, for supplies to Jonathan Hall 12 00 
Reuben LoveU, for board and care of " " 15 00 
Clark Bellows, for board and nursing Robert 

Salvage 7 50 

Jonathan Ware, for medicine and attend-'' 
ance to John Bowman 
do. to John Francis 
do. to Mrs. Johnson 
William F. Temple, for expenses paid 

for nursing John Francis 
Charles Howe, for goods to Mrs. Collins, 52 

weeks 26 00 

Noyes & Field, for goods to John Rogers 6 00 

A. & J. H. Uphara, for goods to McDavid's 

family 1. 67 

Robert M.' Todd, for 2 ft. wood to Mr. Davis 1 75 

Daniel Davenport, for attending the funeral of 

Susan Parks 3 00 

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

Bryant 18 00 

toMi^s. Collins 11 10 

to Mrs. Pratt 7 00 

to Mrs. Bird 14 00 

to Zabia Wilson 7 00 

to Nancy Henley 7 50 

to John Rogers 4 00 

to John Davis 5 50 

to John Norton 6 50 



-C u, 


16 50 




16 50 


^1 


6 00 



OJ-S 



5 37 



Paid William Homes, for 1 cord wood to Mrs. Parks 8 00 
Eleazer J. Bispham, for cash to Rebecca Preston 75 00 
to Mary Cox 

to Mrs. Dolan ^ 

expenses to Worcester 
William Tolman, for expenses to Worcester 
Oliver Hall, for " " 

expenses to Sandwich 
cash to Triphosa Bray 
" to Susanna Clapp 
" to State paupers 



Amount unexpended 

$641 03 

Cr. 

Amount received of city of Roxbury for supplies to 

William Fuller 10 92 

Town of Shrewsbury, for supplies to Martha Pratt 13 50 
Town of Hingham, for supplies to Mrs. Bryant 9 00 
John Preston, for supplies to Rebecca Preston 75 00 
State Treasurer, for smallpox account 132 61 



39 00 


4 00 


3 00 


3 00 


3 00 


7 00 


20 00 


20 00 


2 63 


528 20 


112 83 



$241 03 
Amount of appropriation 400 00 



$641 03 



SUPPORT OF LUNATICS IN HOSPITAL AT 
WORCESTER. 

Paid Alfred D. Foster, Treasurer, for board of Mar- 
shall Floyd 1 year 
clothing for do. 

board of Eliza Ann Randall 1 yeai' 
clothing for do. 

board of George I. Ellis 1 year 
clothing for do. 

board of Mary Munroe 4 weeks 3 days 
sexton's bill and coffin for do. 
interest on account 

$429 81 



130 00 


6 57 


130 00 


7 00 


130 00 


56 


11 08 


8 00 


6 60 



2t> 



Amount of appropriation 425 00 

Expended over do. 4 81 

$429 81 



HIGHWAYS. 

Paid Ebenezer Wales, for 137 days labor as sur- 
veyor ^ 239 75 
4 days do. by man 4 50 
227 days do. by horses 227 00 
184 days use of carts 30 80 
1 038 loads of gravel 62 28 
Thomas Baldwin, for 138^ days labor as surveyor 241 94 
101^ days do. by man " 113 89 
441 days do. by horses 441 00 
282 days use of carts 47 00 
bridge stone 2 00 
Patrick Morris, for 169 days labor 190 12 
Barney Ganaiit, for 51 " " 57 37 
Patrick Shaughnessy, for 144J- do. do. 162 55 
Patrick Gately, for 105^ do. do. 118 68 
Nicholas Dunakin, for 142 " " 159 74 
Oliver Green, for 40 " " 45 00 
James Connaton, for 13 " " 14 62 
Patrick Melan, for 38 " " 42 75 
Thomas Foote, for 6i " " 7 31 
Michael Gately, for 3^ " " 3 93 
Patrick Dolan, for 69f " « 78 46 
Thomas Curley, for 143f " " 161 71 
John Gately, for 14U " " 159 18 
Michael Brown, for l"l2i " " 126 27 
Phineas Goodwin, for 15^ days labor on bridge 

near William Tolman's 23 25 

8 days do. on bridge Centre street 12 00 

use of derrick and carting do. 2 25 

use of tools for surveyors 4 20 

Jacob Bird, for 18 bridge stones 9 00 

Prouty & Co., for 2 doz. shovels and 2 hoes 21 50 

George B. Billings, for labor on roads at Squan- 

tum and farms 15 00 

Henry Crane, for 10 new ox shoes (bill of 1846) 1 68 

repairing hoe and sharpening pick " " 33 
John Kendrick, for 4J gallons molasses, 1 62 ; 

ginger 12 (bill of 1846) 1 74 



Paid Elihii Alden, for blasting rock (bill of 1846) 1 25 
James Lucas, for 150 loads stone chips 
John Preston, for 291 loads gravel 
James Dorr, for 168 do. do. 
Thomas W. Capen, to 2 pick handles 
Joseph C. Robinson, for new steeling 7 picks 

sharpening 32 do. 
John C. Hewins, for 1 new pick 

new laying 11 picks 

new steeling bar 

sharpening 182 points picks 

mending bars, 55 ; shovel handle, 37 
Oliver Davenport, for 4 new picks 

new steeling 6 do. 

sharpening 121 do. 

sharpening 50 drills 

repairing hammers 

sharpening chisels, 18 ; repairing drill, 50 

sharpening hammer, 16 ; do. 5 bars, 40 

3 pick handles, 75 ; hammer handle, 10 
Andrew Glover, for 8 casks powder 

46^ lbs. do. 

550 ft. fuse, 5 50 ; 2 hoes, 1 00 

112 loads gravel 



9 


37 


17 


46 


10 


08 




33 


5 25 


3 


16 


2 


00 


8 


25 




50 


9 


10 




92 


5 79 


4 


50 


9 


68 


5 


00 


1 


50 




68 




56 




85 


22 


00 


3 


18 


6 


50 


6 


72 



2,963 43 
Amount unexpended 36 57 



$3,000 00 
Amount of Appropriation $3,000 00 



ENGINES. 

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

Paid James Boyd & Sons, for repairing hose (bill 

of 1845) 4 50 

E. Chaddack, for 2 torches 4 50 

Shelton & Cheever, for repairing hose (bill of 1846)1 25 
Prouty & Co., for repairing engine (bill of 1846) 4 00 
1 15-gallon cauldron 10 00 

Edwin A. Smith, for repairing engine 1 00 

Robert M. Todd, for 1 basket charcoal 35 

Henry Crane, for repairing engine and hose car'ge 9 89 



23 

Paid John A. Tucker, for cleaning engine and hose 

sundry times from Jan. 9 to Dec. 31 46 00 

John Talbot, for refreshments at sundry times 29 72 



$11121 



No. 2. Protector. — Meeting House Hill. 

Paid James Boyd & Sons, for repairing hose (bill of 

1845) _ 7 00 

- Leonard H. Howe, for cleaning engine and hose 

3 tim^es 6 50 

Benjamin C. Bird, for cleaning engine and hose 

8 times 
Calvin Young, for 2^ galls, neat's foot oil 
Lewis G. Hearsey, for 5 galls, lamp oil 
2 shovels, 1 37 ; matches, 47 
broom, 25 ; wicking, 10 
soap, 37 ; sponge, 8 ; lustre, 12 
Otis Eaton, for drawing engine to and from Rox- 
bury for repairs 
carting hose to and from Boston 
Charles J. Sumner, for tin fender for stove 
repairing lamp, 13 ; match safe, 13 
repairing water pot 
Davenport & Cooper, for 8 lights glass and setting 

do. 1 60 

Andrew Glover, for 2 qts. lamp oil, 66 ; candles, 14 80 
Albert D. Swan, for carting hose to and from Boston 75 
Charles 0. Eaton, for cleaning engine and hose 7 

times 19 00 

Otis Shepard & Co., for refreshments 9 07 

Samuel G. Wood, for " 4 14 

James D. Stone, for " 4 00 



16 50 


3 33 


6 15 


184 


35 


64 


3 00 


3 50 


200 


26 


30 



$90 73 



No. 3. Torrent. — Near Four Corners. 

Paid Mann & Wilder, for cleaning engine and hose 

sundry times from May, 1846, to May, 1847 40 50 
Thomas W. Capen, for 120 hours labor cleaning 

engine and hose to Nov. 1847 20 33 

4 lights glass and setting do. 1 00 

paint, varnish and labor 1 97 

George E. Delano, for 36 hours labor on engine 6 00 



24 

Paid Charles W. Washburn, for repairing straps for do. 4 37 
James Boyd & Sons, for 105 ft. new hose 
2 sets screws 

repairing hose and screws 
John C. Hewins, for repairing iron for engine 
Charles Howe, for 2 galls, lamp oil 

bottle of oil for cleaning engine 
Albert D. Swan, for drawing engine to and from 
Eoxbury for repairs 
carting hose to and from Boston 
Preston, Curtis & Co., for 800 lbs. coal and 1 ft. 
bark 

$161 02 



63 00 


6 00 


7 50 


12 


2 40 


12 


3 00 


75 


3 96 



No. 4. Alert;'. — Upper Mills. 

Paid Shelton & Cheever, for repairing hose (bill of 

1845-6) 2 50 

George Haynes, for 2 torches 6 00 



$8 50 



No. 5. Independence. — Neponset Village. 

Paid S. & E. Thayer, for repairing and painting 

engine 35 00 
Thomas Pearson, for carting engine and hose to 

and from Boston 8 00 

John Hoit, for use of horse at fires 2 00 

James Boyd & Sons, for 1 set screws 3 00 

repairing hose (bill of 1846) 2 25 

Shelton & Cheever, for repairing hose (bill of 

1846) 4 00 

Jonathan Hammond, for 2 qts. neat's foot oil 80 

3 straps, 54 ; 4 leather pipes, 80 1 34 
William G. Swan, for cleaning engine and hose 

sundry times from Oct. 1846, to April, 1847 23 50 

1 wheel jack 1 00 
George H. Rogers, for cleaning engine and hose 

sundry times from April to Nov. 1847 36 56 
Joseph C. Robinson, for iron and spanners for en- 
gine 4 25 
John W. Legallee, for 6 lights glass and setting do. 1 50 
Franklin Briggs, for cart'g hose to and from Boston 3 50 
Prouty & Co., for one 15 gal. cauldron 10 00 



Paid Bacon & Baird, for 2 large handle pans 
oil can, 50 ; 2 lamp fillers, 40 
stove, 5 00 ; 3S lbs. funnel, 4,75 
24 spoons, 1 50 ; water pot, 75 
repairing engine pipe 

9 lbs. zinc, 1 13; putting up stove, 25 
3 lamps. 1 S3 ; match safe, 12 

2 Avash bowls, 67 ; dipper, 25 
William A. Gilbert for S^ galls, lamp oil 
5i galls, neatsfoot do. 
1 large hanging lamp 
1 gall, lamp fluid 

1 door lock with 10 keys 

2 lamps, 75 ; paint brush, 42 

10 lbs. nails, 59 ; sponge, 45 ; wicking, 30 
2 brooms, 47 ; 2 pails, 50 ; soap, 30 
rotten stone, 10 ; lustre, 6 ; sand, 4 

use of horse and wagon 
for refreshments 



2 00 


90 


9 75 


2 25 


2 25 


1 38 


1 95 


92 


10 62 


6 88 


4 25 


85 


2 50 


1 17 


1 34 


1 27 


20 


75 


1 93 



$189 86 



No. 6. Tiger. — Near Five Corners. 

Paid James Boyd & Sons, for 152^ ft. new hose 

(bill of 1845-6) " 85 30 

3 sets screws (bill of 1845-6) 9 00 

repairing hose and screws (bill of 1845-6) 21 49 

Preston, Curtis & Co., for 1 ton coal 7 00 

Ralph Ware, for cleaning engine and hose sundry 

times, from July 7, 1846, to March 19, 1847, 23 50 

Oliver Davenport, for 4 hooks for engine 50 

S. Gulliver, jr., for 2 days labor on engine house 2 50 

boards, plank, butts, screws and nails 1 62 

Davenport & Cooper, for painting and lettering 

2 buckets 
A. & J. H. Upham, for 6 qts. lamp oil 

soap, 21 ; rotten stone, 20 
E. & F. King & Co., for 12J lbs. pure lead 

3 qts. linseed oil, 54 ; 5 lbs. Paris green, 1 70 
Elias S. Warner, for cleaning engine and hose 

sundr}^ times, from June to October 
A. D. Swan, for carting hose to and from Boston 
A. & J. H. Upham, for refreshments at sundry 
times (bill of 1846) 

$212 17 



2 50 


1 98 


41 


97 


2 24 


28 00 


125 


23 91 



26 

ENGINE MEN TAXES REFUNDED. 



Company 1, 38 members, 1 31 each, 


49 78 


2, 23 


U l( (( 


30 13 


u (( 2 


" (1845) 


1 30 


8, 17 


U (( (( 


22 27 


6, 29 


l( (( (C 


37 99 


lOS 


S141 47 




RECAPITULATION. 






No. 1, 


111 21 




2, 


90 73 




3, 


161 02 




4, 


8 50 




5, 


189 86 




6, 


212 17 




Taxes refunded 
1 of Engines 


141 47 


Total Expense 


S914 96 


Amount of Appropriation 800 00 




Expended over do. 


114 96 






$914 96 





TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Eleazer J. Bispham, for services as Selectman 

and Overseer of the Poor one year 60 00 

William Tolman, for do. do. 60 00 

OHver Hall, for do. do. 60 00 

Charles Howe, for services as Town Treasurer 100 00 
Ebenezer Tolman, for services as Town Clerk, 

from Feb. 1846, to Feb. 1847 
Joseph Clapp, for 4 days service collecting polls 

29 days as Assessor 
Eleazer J. Bispham, for 4 days service collecting 

polls 
32 days as Assessor 
Robert Vose, for 4 days service collecting polls 

30 days as Assessor 
Harvey Howe, for 5 days service collecting polls 

31 days as Assessor 
Henry Humphreys, for 4 days service collecting 

polls 6 00 



83 77 


6 00 


29 00 


6 00 


32 00 


6 00 


30 00 


7 50 


31 00 



27 

Paid Henry Humphreys, for 31 days as Assessor 31 00 



548 27 
Amount unexpended 1 73 



$550 00 
Amount of Appropriation $550 00 



IMPROVEMENT OF BURIAL GROUNDS. 

SOUTH BURIAL GROUND. 

Paid Samuel Littlefield, for 41J days labor 
man and oxen f do. do. 
7 loads gravel 
250 hedge plants, 5 00; 7 trees, 1 00 



NORTH BURIAL GROUND. 

Daniel Davenport, for 14 days labor 
Hezekiah Park, for 22^ days do. 



Amount of Appropriation 
Expended over do. 



r 


5187 




2 25 




87 


1 


6 00 




17 25 




33 38 




$111 62 


100 00 




11 62 





$111 62 



NEW TOWN HOUSE. 

Paid J. & C. Tolman, for 10,557 ft. of land, by 

order of Committee 844 56 

Gridley J. F. Bryant, for designs, plans, making 
drawings, specifications, and time spent with 
the Committee at various dates 175 00 



$1,019 56 
Amount of Appropriation 1,000 00 

Expended over do. 19 56 



$1,019 56 



LAND FOR NEW SCHOOL HOUSE, COLUMBIA 

STREET. 

Paid Marshall P. Wilder, for lot of land $240 00 

Amount of Appropriation $240 00 



ABATEMENTS, FEES, AND DISCOUNT. 

Paid Elbridge G. McElroy, Collector, for abate- 
ments on tax of 1S45 18 50 
William Tolman, Collector, for abatements on tax 

of 1846 44 59 

do. do. on tax of 1847 250 32 

Fees and discount on tax of 1847 738 20 



■ $1,051 61 

Amount of Appropriation 1,050 00 

Expended over do. 1 61 



81,051 61 



SCHOOL PASTUEE. 

Paid J. C. Sharp, for survey of land, including plan 20 33 
survey of 12 lots of laiad, 12 00 ; stakes, 25 
Samuel P. Loud, for drawing 3 deeds 
Ebenezer Eaton, for notices of sale and advertis- 
ing in papers 
commissions for selling at auction 
duty paid the State 
Eleazer J. Bispham, for preparing deeds 
cash paid for acknowledging do. 
" " for recording mortgage do. 

$106 00 
Appropriation taken from proceeds of sale $106 00 



12 25 


4 25 


8 00 


15 00 


32 48 


10 00 


1 19 


2 50 



WIDENING POND STREET. 

l^aid Elizabeth Howe, for land 75 00 

Daniel Hayes, for 9 days labor 13 50 

9 days' by oxen, 13 50 ; 7J do. by man, 9 37 22 87 

use of plough 25 

Michael Quigley, for 3 days labor 3 75 

Benjamin Baker, for 116 loads of gravel 7 25 

Patrick Quigley, for 8^ days labor 10 63 

A. & W. Pope & Co., for 364 ft. IJin. spruce bds. 4 73 

4 spruce poles 2 50 



140 48 
Amount unexpended 159 52 



Amount of Appropriation $300 00 



$300 00 



29 



WIDENING NORFOLK STREET. 

Paid P. Goodwin, for 4 days labor blasting rocks 

powder and sharpening drills 
Rufus G. Merrill, for 15^ days labor 

14 days do. by horse and cart 
Elijah Withington, for 35 days labor 

5 days do. horse and cart 



Amount unexpended 



Amount of x\ppropriation 



$100 00 



6 00 

1 34 

19 37 

17 50 

43 75 

5 62 

93 58 

6 42 

$100 00 



SPURR'S HILL AND ENTRANCE TO SOUTH 
BURIAL GROUND. 

Paid Edward Curtis, for 76^ days labor on vi^all 123 75 

6 days labor by oxen 9 00 

use of derrick and cartino; do. 14 75 

Asaph Churchill, for lot of stone for wall 22 50 

E. W. Robinson, for 2 days labor by man and oxen 6 00 

Joshua W. Blanchard, for 2 days labor by man 

and oxen 6 00 

carting 8 loads stone 2 50 

Aaron D. Capen, for 12 loads stone 3 75 

Phineas Goodwin, for 26^ days labor on wall (at 

the entrance of Burial Ground) 



Amount of Appropriation 
Expended over do. 





39 75 


200 00 

28 00 


$228 00 



$228 00 



WIDENING ADAMS STREET. 

Paid Joseph Pillsbury, for 56 days labor by himself 

and men 70 00 

55^ days by horse and cart 55 30 

Thomas Baldwin, for 2^ days labor 3 75 

do. 10^ days by man 11 81 

do. 5 days by 2 horses and cart 10 06 

Michael Quigley, for li days labor 1 87 
3# 



30 



Paid P. Goodwin, for 24 days labor blasting rocks 
do. for powder and tubes 
John Lovett, for 32f days labor 
John Freeman, for one month and 11 days labor 
James Connaton, for 20 days labor 
Patrick Quigley, for 9 days labor 



Amount unexpended 
Amount of Appropriation, $300 00 $300 00 



36 00 


3 30 


40 93 


31 43 


20 00 


9 00 


293 45 


6 55 



DORCHESTER AND MILTON BRIDGE. 

Paid Thomas Hollis, jr., for building new bridge by 

contract 1,213 00 

Gridley Bryant, for making survey ) one half to be 
and estimate of cost of bridge ) ^^^f lufit^^" 
Ebenezer Holmes, for removing Engine House 

No. 1 45 50 

James Jenkins, for 4^ days labor on platform for 

Engine House 7 67 

repairing doors and putting up railing to platform 4 75 
Phineas Goodwin, for 4 days labor on drain near 

the bridge 6 00 

9 days labor on wall for Engine House 21 00 



$1,372 92 
Amount of Appropriation 1,250 00 

Expended over do. 122 92 



$1,372 92 



ENLARGING SCHOOLHOUSE AT LITTLE NECK. 

Paid Edward Jones, for stock and labor by contract 250 00 
Amount of Appropriation $250 00 



SCHOOL FUND INVESTED. 

Paid United States Loan of 1842 3,000 00 

three shares State Bank stock 177 00 

$3,177 00 



m 



INCIDENTAL TOWN EXPENSES. 

Paid interest on money borrowed in anticipation of 
taxes for 1S47 
Eleazer J. Bispham, for preparing warrants for 
town meetings 
cop3'' of deed for Town House lot 
supplements to Statutes for Selectmen and 

Assessors, 2 00 ; ^ ream paper, 2 00 
paper for Avarrants, 75 ; steel pens, 50 
blank book, 1 00 ; tape, 25 ; postage, 45 
expenses to Dedham 

paid Otis Shepard, for administering oath 
Aaron D. Capen, for 4 extra cedar posts 
T. "W. Capen, for setting glass at Town House 
John A. Tucker, for repairing and oiling hearse 

harness 
Ebenezer Wales, for 31 days labor blasting rock 
(near Robert F. Tolman's) 
for horse thirty-eight days, cart 28 
days 
Michael Brown, for 7^- da.js labor 
Aaron D. Capen, for 26 loads stone 
Henry Crane, for sharpening picks and 

bar ^ ^ 

Edward Holden, for preparing and distributing 

Auditor's Ninth Report 
David Clapp, for printing 1500 copies do. 
Otis Shepard, for returning to Town Clerk (by 

order of School Committee) 187 births 
P. Blake, for posting 81 warrants for town meet'gs 
services as constable, attending town meetings 
notifying Town Officers and Committees 
sixteen dinners for Town Officers 
refreshments for Selectmen 
Eayrs & Fairbanks, for printing 2200 tax bills 

1 tax book 
James Jenkins, for guide post 
Cook & Hunt, for 100 fence rails ") 

50 chesnut posts 
Edward Curtis, for 5^ days labor i 
use of horse and cart J 

Robert M. Todd, for 78 ft. plank 
Henry Jones, for 2 padlocks 
Daniel Davenport, for returning to Town Clerk, 
in 1845, 6 & 7, 129 deaths 



211 15 



3 '-' !? 



i Fencing town 
y land in Mil- 
ton. 



27 63 


37 


4 00 


1 25 


1 70 


81 


20 


3 50 


28 



1 63 
54 25 

42 67 

8 44 

8 12 

1 04 

28 00 
58 15 

9 35 
13 50 
12 75 

8 00 
12 00 

1 50 
7 70 
1 00 
1 75 
10 00 

9 00 
7 33 

75 

1 40 

2 00 

6 45 



Bill of 70 40 
1846. 3 75 



m 

Paid D. Davenport, for ringing bell for town meetings 1 50 
one small pall 3 63 
E. Fenno, for serv. as constable attend'g town meet. 2 50 
Datnrell & Moore, for printing blank receipts 1 50 
George L. Harding, for lettering sign post 75 
Dorchester Post Office, for postage for Assessors 4 20 
William Tolman, for ringing bell, sweeping Town 
House, coal, and making fires for town meet- 
ings and Committees 11 50 
use of horse and wagon 16 times 13 50 
" " and expenses peram- 
bulating town lines 2 75 
preparing nine lists voters, 1 50 ; postage, 90 2 40 
returning to Town Clerk 30 deaths 1 50 
Joseph Clapp, for 25 dinners for Assessor 12 50 
Eleazer J. Bispham, for 26 " " " 13 00 
Robert Vose, for 25 " " " 12 50 
Harvey Howe, for 25" " " 12 50 
Henry Humphreys, for 25 " " " 12 50 
John H. Robinson & Co., for 8 32-40 
tons pine timber 
carting do. 

(for capping piling on new road) 
Alpheus T. French, for damages fOr want of rail- 
ing on bridge on Adams Street 200 00 
G. S. Newell, for 51 elm trees and setting out do. 64 00 
Thomas Pierce, for 40 elm trees 40 00 
3^ days labor setting out do. 5 25 
drawing stone for bridge 1 00 
2^ days labor on do. 3 75 
iron posts for railing, 1 57 ; joist for do., 32 1 89 
labor on railing 75 
George Enger, for staking elm trees 1 00 
S. N. Dickinson, for printing 1600 warrants, no- 
tices and handbills 17 00 
C. Howe, for refreshments for Assessors 25 days 7 50 
coal and making fires for do. 10 times 5 00 
postage, 30 ; paid for recording deed, 50 SO 
fire and lights for fire wards 1 50 
" " " " town committees 4 00 
" " " " Town House cominittee 6 75 
Marshall P. Wilder, for rent of land for school 

house (Columbia street) one year 14 00 

Cyrus Balkum, for repairing hooks and ladders 4 00 

Ellis Houghton, for 2i days' labor by man and oxen 7 50 

covering stones for bridge 6 00 

Town of Milton for repairing D. and M. Bridge 87 



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Paid Preston, Curtis & Co., for hoisting draw at 
Tenean bridge 17 times 
John Bicknell, for gravel (pine neck road, 1S46) 
P. Goodwin, for S days' hibor on bridge at sch. past. 
4 days do. on sea wall 
8 days do. at tide mill bridge 
John H. Robinson & Co., for 3 15-40 tons 
pine timber 
1173 feet sawed do. 
372 feet spruce do. 
carting do. 

C. B. Hildreth, for 33 days' labor 
use of horse, 3 00 ; spikes, 3 58 
Ebenezer Holmes, for cartino- siravel 
Jos. W. Foster, for 4 days' labor on railing 
stone, carting, and laying do. 
4 lbs. spikes, 24 ; 3 lbs. sulphur, 24 
John C. Hewins, for 32 lbs. irons for railing 
Jacob Flinn, for gravel 
A. & W. Pope & Co., for 3886 ft. pine timb. 
226 feet spruce plank 
carting timber and plank 
Francis Swan, for 12 days' labor on wall 
Elijah Tolman, for labor on gates 
A. & J. H. Upham, for salt, lampblack and 

vinegar for coloring wall 
Olivier Davenport, for 63 lbs. hinges 
hooks for gate 
hasp, hook, staples and stop for gate 
repairing door to receiving tomb 
irons for hearse 
E. A. Smith, for 6 cedar posts (turned) for S. B 
A. & W. Pope & Co., for 1029 ft. spruce"^ 
timber and joist 
sawing timber and carting timber and joist 
Isaiah Royce, for drilling 426 inches for set 

ting irons, 21 30 ; repairing wall, 2 62 
Harris Lynds, for 1313 lbs. irons 
Andrew Glover, for 38 lbs. brimstone for set- 
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Amount received of Town of Milton for repairs on 

D. and M. Bridge 14 72 

Samuel Downer, Jr., for rent of land on High St. 1 00 

Oliver Davenport, for old gate and old iron 1 63 



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Amount received of Samuel Littlefield, for old gate 2 50 

Interest on $1000 one month 5 00 

" on land sold to John Barnard 12 00 



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Amount of Appropriation 996 98 

Expended over do. 498 32 



$1,532 15 



SCHEDULE OF SCHOOL PROPEETY. 

Benjamin Pettee's Note secured by mortgage IS 47 

Eliphalet Fuller's « " 

George Houghton's " " 

Charles Hunt's " " 

Lyman Willard's " " 

Theodore L. HoAve's" " 

Joseph Harris's " " 



United States Loan of 1842 

Twenty-three shares State Bank, $60 

Seven shares Tremont Bank, $100 

Four shares Dorchester & Milton Bank, $100 

Six shares Norfolk Bank (a dividend of stock 

42 per cent having been received) 
Cash on hand, balance of School Fund 

Total School Fund $9,411 30 

Note. — Since the examination of the accounts, February 
1, 1848, the Treasurer (by order of the Selectmen) has in- 
vested the balance of School Fund then on hand by pur- 
chase of four shares Western Rail Road stock. 



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683 18 


428 12 


503 00 


342 00 


1,030 80 


$3,161 69 


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421 61 



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

Cash on hand 1 21 

To which may be added, as available for 

payment of current expenses — 

Am't due from the State for support of State paupers 74 47 

from the town of Hingham, for supplies to Mrs. 

Bryant 9 00 

from the town of Milton, for plan and repairs on 

Dorchester and Milton Bridgre 38 37 



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Upon a careful examination of the Accounts of the Town 
Treasurer, the Auditors are enabled to certify that the books 
have been kept with a degree of correctness which war- 
rants an expression of their entire satisfaction ; the several 
payments being vouched by the certified receipts required 
by the By-Laws of the Town. With this testimonial, this 
Tenth Report is 

Respectfully submitted. 

EDWARD HOLDEN, \ 
EDWARD PIERCE, } Auditors. 
SAMUEL J. CAPEN, j 

Dorchester, February 18, 1848. 



The following Estimate for 1848, made by the Select- 
men, is presented for the consideration of the Inhabitants 
of the Town. 



Expenses. 

For Repairs of Highways 3,000 00 
Support of Schools 7,600 00 
do. ofPoorinAlms 

House 1,100 00 

do. out of A. House 4.50 00 
Support of Lunatics 

at Hospital 400 00 

Repair of Engs. and 

P. Tax to Eng'men 1,000 00 
Imp. ofN.&S. Buri- 

rial Grounds 100 00 

Salary of T. Officers 600 00 
Abatement of Taxes 400 00 
Collectors, Fees & Dis. 700 00 
Widening Adams St. 200 00 
Widening and raising 

Washington St. near 

the Bridge, L. Mills 500 00 
Wid'ing do. at Spurr's 

Hill 200 00 

Planting Trees on M. 

House Hill 100 00 

Incidental Expenses 1,015 04 



$17,365 04 



Resources. 

State School Fund 22.S 00 

Interest on School Proper- 
ty and Bank Dividends 518 00 
Due from State and Towns 122 04 
Sundries at Alms House 200 00 
To be raised by Tax 16,300 00 



$17,365 04 



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