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Document No. 21. 



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CITY OF 




ROXBURY, 



. /JV BOARD OF ALDERMEX, \ 
FEBRUARY 15, 1847. 5 

Ordered, That the Committee on Accounts cause to be 
published for the use of the inhabitants of the city, and cir- 
culated among them, a particular account of the Receipts 
and Expenditures of the City, up to February 1, 1847 ; 
and a statement of the Expenditures of the Town of 
Roxbury, from the close of the last financial year to the 1st 
day of May, 1846 ; and also a schedule of the City Property, 

JOHN J. CLARKE, Mayor. 

In Common Council— Passed in concurrence* 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 
A Copy — Attest, 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



EEPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF ROXBURY, 



AS MADE OUT BY THE 



COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS: 



A GENERAL STATEMENT 



THE FINANCES OF THE CITY FOR 1846.47. 



ROXBUR Y: 

PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT. 

JOSEPH G. TORREY, CITY PRINTER. 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2010 with funding from 

Boston Public Library 



http://www.archive.org/details/citydocuments4721roxb 



TOWI^ ACCOUNTS. 

School Expenses 

From February 1, to tRpril 30, 1846, inclusive, 
DUDLEY SCHOOL. 



SALARIES. 




Jeremiah Plympton, 


300 00 


Adeline Seaver, 


62 50 


Clara Beli^nap, 


66 62 


Elizabeth T. Lerned, 


62 50 


Sarah W. Taber, 


62 50 


Ellen French, 


62 50 


Maria A. Newell, 


62 50 


CONTINGENT. 




Richardson & Robbins, labor, &c. 


47 01 


Jonas Pierce, fires 


10 25 


U (( (( 


12 UO 


Hunneman & Co. stove work 


1 00 


S. Thompson, labor 


2 00 


J. M. Southwick, stationery 


18 92 


W. Crehore, black boards, «fec. 


95 27 


BOOKS. 




Southwick 




FUEL. 




Silas Smith, charcoal 


4 00 


Silas Smith, " 


2 00 


WASHINGTON SCHOOL. 


SALARIES. 




Levi Reed 


225 00 


Wm. F. Basto 


200 00 


Clarissa Guild 


62 50 


Eliza W. Newbury 


62 50 


Mary A. Russell 


62 50 



679 12 



186 45 

21 74 

6 00 



Amount carried over, 612 50 



612 50 




62 50 




62 50 




56 25 


793 75 


15 24 




15 50 




20 25 




2 00 




17 67 


' 


18 23 




38 00 


126 89 




21 65 




10 00 



Amount brought over, 
Sarah L. Ford 
Mary A. Adams 
Emily E. Harrington 

CONTINGENT. 

True Russell, labor and materials 

Jonas Pierce, making fires 

N. Adams, timepiece and desk 

Calvin Bird, labor, &c. 

Southwick, stationery 

True Russell, labor 

Nelson Curtis, labor and stock 

BOOKS. 

Southwick 

FUEL. 

Simeon Burr, charcoal 

CENTRAL SCHOOL. 

SALARIES. 

Alanson Valentine 175 00 

Charlotte Williams 56 25 231 25 

CONTINGENT. 

Charles S. Hersey, labor, &c. 4 90 

Alanson Valentine, making fires, &c. 25 00 
John Dove, sundries 3 97 33 87 

BOOKS. 

R. Seaver 2 00 



WESTERLY SCHOOL. 

SALARIES. 

George A. Sawyer 175 00 

Phebe F. Marsh 56 25 231 25 

CONTINGENT. 

George A Sawyer, sundries 11 09 

John Dove, sundries 6 50 17 59 

PRIMARY SHOOL, Nos. 1 & 2. 

SALARIES. 

Georgiana Howard 66 25 

Sarah L. Mecuen 56 25 

Corneha F. Moore 50 00 16 



CONTINGENT. 

J. L. Hanson, labor, &c. 
Georgiana Howard, sundries 
Sarah L, Mecuen, sundries 
J. D. Young, fires 
Georgiana Howard, fires 
William Seaver, sundries 
Hunneman & Co. stove work 
South wick, stationery 
Kittredge & Blake, furniture 

BOOKS. 

Southwick 

FUEL. 

S. Smith, charcoal 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 3. 



2 31 




3 00 




3 00 




5 00 




5 00 




9 00 




17 35 




4 00 




6 67 


65 33 




3 14 




3 33 



SALARY. 






Sarah W. Wyman 




56 25 


CONTINGENT. 






True Russell, labor, &c. 
George White, fires 
J. Eagan, setting glass, &c. 
Southwick, stationery, 


4 13 

5 00 
4 75 
2 19 


16 07 


BOOKS. 






Southwick 




2 11 


FUEL. 






Allen Putnam, coal 




7 25 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 4. 

SALARY. 

Louisa E. Harris 66 25 

CONTINGENT. 

L. E. Harris, 28 

Joseph H. Swain, fires, 3 50 

John Champney, jr. sundries, 50 

Mrs. Dudley, & Mrs. Faxon, for 4 yrs ground rent, 20 00 24 28 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 5. 

SALARY. 

Caroline N. Heath, 60 00 



6 



CONTINGENT. 



Caroline N. Heath, making fires, and cleaning 12 00 

Lewis Brown, labor 2 42 14 42 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 6. 

SALARY. 

Ann M. James, 50 00 

CONTINGENT. 

A. M. James, cleaning room 2 00 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 7. 

CONTINGENT. 

Lows & Ball, timepiece 9 00 

Francis Boyden, making fires 5 00 14 00 

FUEL. 

Alvin Newton, wood 6 43 

Sam'l French, " 7 37 13 80 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No, 8. 

SALARY. 

Sarah J. Morse 50 00 

CONTINGENT. 

S. J. Morse, making fires 6 00 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No, 9, 

SALARY. 

Jane M. Swain 50 00 

CONTINGENT. 

R. Seaver, sundries 119 

A. Hewins 6 50 7 69 

FUEL. 

Robert Seaver. charcoal 2 33 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 10. 

SALARY. 

Ellen A. Marean 50 00 

CONTINGENT. 

Geo. C. Anderson, making fires 5 00 



7 
PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 11. 

SALARY. 

Louisa Mitchell 56 '25 

CONTINGENT. 

L. Mitchell 3 75 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 12. 

SALARY. 

Louisa Newell 56 25 

CONTINGENT. 

L. Newell, making fires, &c. 9 00 

A. B. Pierce, " " 1 25 

Southwick, stationery 1 92 12 17 

BOOKS. 

Southwick 1 01 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 13. 

SALARY. 

Lucy A. Lerned 56 25 

CONTINGENT. 

Southwick 1 09 

Wm. Seaver, sundries 5 00 6 09 

BOOKS. 

Southwick 1 67 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 14. 

SALARY. 

Harriet A. Newton 56 25 

CONTINGENT, 

H. A Newton, fires, &c, 6 00 

Southwick 2 00 8 00 

BOOKS. 

Southwick 1 30 



8 
PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 15. 



SALARY. 










Harriet W. Taber 








56 25 


CONTINGENT. 






- 




South wick 

Wm. Seaver, sundries 

U. T. Brovvnell, setting glass 






1 15 
5 00 
3 93 


10 08 


BOOKS. 

South wick 








1 18 


PRIMARY SCHOOL, 


No. 


16. 






SALARY. 










Anna C. Bell 








56 25 


CONTINGENT. 










A. C. Bell 

Geo. White, fires 

Southwick 






62 
5 00 

1 85 


7 47 


BOOKS. 










Southwick 








1 12 


PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 


17. 






SALARY. 










Caroline Williams 








56 25 


CONTINGENT. 


\ 








Caroline Williams, fires, &c. 
Southwick, stationery 






6 00 
2 54 


8 54 


BOOKS. 

Southwick 








1 66 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 18. 

SALARY. 

Sophia G. Prentiss 50 00 

CONTINGENT. 

S. G. Prentiss 40 

Hunneman & Co. labor, &c. 10 00 

J. Dove, setting glass 1 50 

Charles Nute, making fires 5 75 17 65 

FUEL. 

S. Smith, chajcoal 2 GO 



9 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, Nos. 19 & 20. 



SALARIES. 

Emeline Morse 
Elizabeth A. Pearson 

CONTINGENT. 

Bridget Gnrney, making fires 
J. Foster, labor 
SoiUhwick, stationery 
Wm. Seavor, sundries 
A. M. Withington, labor, d&c. 



Allen Putnam, bark 



South wick 



FUEL. 



BOOKS. 



56 25 

56 25 112 50 



5 00 
25 
4 67 
9 33 
3 00 22 25 

6 50 
2 14 



PAY OF COMMITTEE FOR 1845 & 1846. 



George Putnam 
Thos. F. Caldicott 
Cyrus H. Fay 
Theodore Parker 
Joseph H. Allen 
Samuel Walker 

Amount carried up 



25 


00 


15 


00 


15 


00 


10 


00 


12 


00 


10 


00 


87 


00 



Amount brought up 
Francis Hilliard 
S. H. Wallev, jr. 
B .F. Campbell 
Robert Seaver 
Joshua Seaver, and as 
secretary 



87 00 
10 00 
10 00 
8 00 
12 00 

85 00 

212 00 



GENERAL CONTINGENCIES. 

Joshua Seaver, horse and chaise 1 GO 

Theo. Parker, " " 1 50 

Levi Reed, » » 2 02 

J. E. & G. H. Williams, horse and chaise 3 00 



8 12 



75 00 



RENT OF CENTRAL SCHOOL HOUSE. 
Francis C. Head, Treasurer Eliot School Fund 

RECAPITULATION. 

Pay of Teachers 

Fuel 

Books 

Contingent, including repairs 

2 Amount carried over, 3743 14 



3016 62 


61 


21 


60 


72 


614 59 



3743 14 


212 00 


8 12 


75 00 


4038 26 


4038 26 



10 

Amount brought over, 
Expenses of Committee for 1845-46 
General contingencies 
Rent of Central School House 



CR. By appropriation, 

Errors excepted. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Sec'y. 

Expenses of the Fire Department. 

City of Roxbury in account with Edwin Lemist, Chief En- 
gineer, from Feb. l,to April 30, 1846, inclusive. 

April 1 To cash paid Wm. Whiting's bill, chain for 

Hook and Ladder Company 3 00 

Robert Seaver, oil, &c, for No. 4 5 98 

" « refreshments 25 00 

" " use of horse 5 00 

George James' bill for oil 1 12 

J. E. & G. H. Williams, badges and 

belts for No.4 23 00 

A. Dickinson, spanners and repairing.. . . 3 50 

Luke Jewett, Police service 6 00 

C. M. Gay, 75 notifications for No. 6 1 50 

R. Howard, repairing pump. No. 2 1 00 

H. Hall, sink, table, and lock, H. & L.. . . 7 50 

" repairing lock. No. 6 50 

E. B. Scott, rep'g pump and pipe, No. 2. . 1 87 

(( li u it «t 6. . 1 25 

L. Haynes, Police service 12 37 

Wm. Seaver, refreshments, oil, &c. No. 7 21 38 

E. G. Perry, Police service 7 00 

E. Humphris, jr. rep'g No. 1 house 50 

Wm. Rumrill & Co. rep'g No. 2 house. . 2 39 

John Baker, refreshments, No. 6 7 98 

E. R. Wood, filling reservoir, and re- 
pairing No. 6 3 35 

J. Kelley 1st, rep'g fence, Adams street.. 4 50 145 69 

May 1. Engine Company, No. 1, quarter's pay. . . 102 83 

" " No. 2, " "... 123 75 

« «« No. 3, " "... 30 00 

No. 4, " " ... 67 75 

No. sr' " "... 39 25 363 58 

Amount carried over. 509 27 



11 

Amount brought over, 609 27 

May 1. Engine Company No. 6, " "... 131 25 

" " No. 7, " "... 22 50 

Hook & Ladder Co 68 75 

Board of Engineers 53 75 

H. Basford, refreshments at H &. L house. 42 51 

Faunce <fe Richards, refresh, at No. 2 house 17 63 

Wm. S. Keith, oil for No. 5 2 35 

David Dudley's bill for carting, No. 2 1 00 

" " " " " 6. ... 4 00 
« " " " " 7. ... 5 50 
Shelton & Cheever, rep'g hose, No. 1 . . . . 1 13 
" " " " 2.... 1 75 
i. « " « 6.... 13 88 
« " " " 7.... 8 63 
J. H. BilUngs, glass knobb, &c. " 5. ... 2 13 
Noah R. Gerrish, use of horse and cart- 
ting, No. 5 10 00 

C. E. Curtis, steward, No. 1 12 50 

" " rep'g hose, No. 1 3 25 

" " repairs on No. 1. 15 50 

J.G.Miller, steward, No. 6 12 50 

Jos. W. Sweat, " "7 12 50 

G.W.Ricker, " "3 8 75 

Bradbury Pevear, steward H & L 18 75 

« " repairs on do 15 08 

Hunneman & Co. torches, &,c.. No. 2. . . . 19 62 

»« repairs on " 3.... 4 00 

" packing, etc. " 6.... 6 37 

" nozel for " 7.... 3 75 

R. Hunting, oil, soap, sand, etc. " 2. ... 9 80 

Jesse Brown, crackers at No. 6 4 00 

Barlow & Co. use of horse, and carting 

for No. 7 8 75 

E. Lemist,for Drew's bill, carting, No. 6. . 2 08 

J. Jones, lettering torches. No. 2 50 

rope, paper, pens, etc. H&. L 4 58 

Stockman, for horse. No. 7 1 75 

John McElroy, use of horse and carting, 

for No. 1 16 37 

James Card, rep'g reservoir cover 2 00 

A. B. Pierce, painting at No. i 2 00 

Jesse Bills, use of horse, No. 7 2 00 

Engine Co. No. 4, use of horse 5 00 

Baker &. Sanford, refreshments. No. 6. ... 4 88 

Wm. Seaver, refreshments at No. 7 19 23 

J. Crackhn «fc Co. repairing lanterns and 

pump, for No. 6 5 00 

Pratt 6o Chubbuck, repairs on No. 6 70 

u it " " 7 2 85 

u a spanners for No. 1 2 66 613 23 

Amount carried over, 1132 60 



12 

Amount brought over, 1122 50 

A. Wyman &. Son, coal and wood, No. 1 . 14 17 

« " " " No, 2. 7 33 

" " " « No. 6. 11 25 

Chancy Jordan, wood. No. 5 4 63 

Josiah Snelling, use of horse, No. !..•••• 6 ()0 

Geo. N. Kent, rcp'g stoves, No. 1 4 19 

" " " lamp. No. 6 25 

Alvan Howe, use of horse. No. 3 3 CO 

Engine Co. No. 1, refreshment 15 00 

A. E. Whittemore, repairs on No. 1 12 02 

Chas. Marsh, lamp, glass and hooks. No. 1 59 

E. B. Thompson, carting, No 1 1 09 

A. Peirce, badges, No. 1 4 00 

Geo. W. Bradlee, ringing bell, 2 years. . .. 20 CO 
N. Adams, rep'g and varnishing table, 

for Hook & Ladder Company , 1 75 

James Munroe, taking care of reservoirs. . 6 CO 111 78 



1234 28 



RECAPITULATION. 

For pay of Firemen 704 83 

Refreshments to out of town company. ... 151 23 

Police service 25 37 

Repairs on Engines, Hose, and Fuel, &-c. . 352 85 1234 28 

OR, AS FOLLOWS : 

Amount paid Hook & Ladder Co., to May 1st 
*' Engine Company No 



to May 1st.. 


. 119 38 


1 " .. 


. 199 31 


2 " .. 


. 1G9 01 


3 " .. 


. 45 75 


4 « .. 


. Ill 35 


5 " .. 


. 58 14 


6 " .. 


. 191 88 


7 " .. 


. 74 61 



Paid Board of Engineers 53 75 

Refreshments for out of town Companies. . 151 23 

Police Officers 25 37 

Ringing bell, 2 years 20 00 

Taking care and repairing Reservoirs 10 00 

Repairing fence in Adams street. ......... 4 50 1234 28 

Errors excepted. 

EDWIN LEMIST, Chief Engineer. 



13 



Support of the Poor, 



April 1. 



From Feb. 1, 1846, to May 1, 1846, including all outstand- 
1846. ing bills, prior to May 1. 

March. To Joseph W. Tucker, cash paid for wood, &c. 
Sweeney & Welch, for labor 
Isaac H. Meserve, for potatoes 
Daniel Shea, for pigs 
Ezra Young, labor for one year 
Louisa Meserve, for nursing 
Isaac H. Meserve, services as keeper 
Isaac H. Meserve, yoke of oxen 
Lucy Howard, board of child 
Josejjh W. Tucker, sundry bills 
Joseph Houghton, meal, &c. 
Isaac H. Meserve, for horse 
Patrick Gleason, for pigs 
Joseph W. Tucker, wood 
William Whiting, for cow 
Joseph W. Tucker, for supplies , 
Allen Putnam, for wood 
Joseph W. Tucker, sundry bills 
Lucy Howard, board of child 
Preston & Curtis, for fuel 
Field & Gould, for supplies 
Reuben Hunting, for supplies 
Faunce & Richards, for supplies 
H. & G. W. Pierce, for meat 
Isaac H. Meserve, sundry bills for nursing 
Boston and Maine R, R. for transportation 
Samuel Thompson, for iron work 
Aaron Snell, for potatoes 
Howe & Stockman, for supplies 
Andrew T. Meserve, for grain 
Calvin B. Faunce, for grain 
William Churchill & Co. for fish 
Freeman Simpson, for wheelwright work 
Estate of Richard White, for meal 
Caleb Parker, jr. for supplies 
Benjamin E. Cotting, medical attendance 
John Fowle, for supplies 
John H. Bell, for furniture 
Joseph Cheney, jr. for harness 
Trustees of Stale Lunatic Hospital 
Charles Marsh, for hardware 
Joseph Houghton, for grain 

Amount carried over, 2163 70 



May 26. 
27. 



June 2. 



July 1. 
2. 



8. 



28 


09 


34 (10 


71 


40 


17 


00 


252 


00 


104 


00 


200 


00 


105 


25 


18 


00 


15 


84 


73 


54 


100 


00 


45 


00 


12 


37 


15 


00 


34 


56 


56 


75 


30 


61 


10 


50 


5 


25 


20 


05 


7 28 


26 


89 


306 


21 


37 


50 


16 


12 


9 


66 


64 


00 


6 


37 


27 


00 


19 


60 


8 


75 


7 04 


11 


90 


62 


50 


33 


00 


1 


30 


16 


10 


18 


75 


199 


40 


2 


00 


33 


12 



14 

Amount brought over, 2153 70 

Aug. 5. To Richard Weeks for iron work 45 70 

Phineas B. Smith for " - 18 95 

J. M. Southwick, stationery 2 48 

7. J. D. & G. Goodnow, for suppHes 181 13 

Sep. 12. David Prouty & Co. for plough 13 25 

19. Edwin Richards for horse hire 6 50 

David Dudley, carting potatoes 3 50 

29 Henry Basford, for supplies 8 13 

Oct. 8 Tillson Williams, for fuel 36 06 

24 Laban S. Beecher, for leather 3 22 

Nov. 4 Jesse Brown, for bread 10 52 

Ezra Young, for labor 23 00 

George W. Hall " 12 00 

Isaac H. Meserve, for keeper 41 67 

Dec. 18 William Seaver for supplies 7 25 

23 City of Boston for support of paupers 113 43 

1847. 

Jan. 13 W. & A. Bacon, for supplies 5 95 



2686 44 
1846. CONTRA CR. 

May 21 By Cash received from State Treasurer, 

for support of State paupers 1159 78 
Sep. 14 Cash of WiUiam S. Ewell, for bills at 

Hospital 81 00 

18 Cash of City of Boston for support of poor 128 28 

Cash of Town of Brookline " " 13 65 

Appropriation to Balance, 1303 73 

2686 44 



Eepairs on Alms House, 

From Feb. 1, 1846, to May 1, 1846, including all outstand- 
1846. ing bills prior to the above date. 

March. To J. A. Perry 6t Co. lumber, (fcc. 

John Bowdlear, for pump 

George B. Davis, for painting 
June 2 Aaron D. Adams, for hardware, nails &c. 
July 2 Samuel Felton, for mason work 

J. A. Perry & Co. lumber &:.c. 



By amount appropriated, 



255 


82 


17 07 


37 29 


45 


44 


29 


84 


122 


43 


507 


89 


607 89 



15 



Eepairs on Highways. 

Amount Expended on the Easterly Section, by Joseph 
1846. W. Tucker, as Surveyor. 

March. To Joseph W. Tucker, sundry bills 

Joseph W. Tucker, cash paid J. Hurly 
April. WilUam Clark, for labor 

Joseph W. Tucker, cash paid sundry bills 
for repairs on Water street, as per vote 

Jonathan W. Waldron, stone chips, 6lc. 

L, B. Bodge, for gravel 

Sweeney & Welch, for labor 

John Wallace, for labor 

Michael McGuire, for labor 

Stephen Edwards, for labor 

Obed Rand, for labor 

James Kienan, gravel, (fee. 

James H. Foster, stone chips 

Perez Ewell, for gravel 

Aaron D. Williams, jr. breaking roads 



Amount Expended in the Middle Section, by John 
1846 as Surveyor. 

March. To Benj'n May, 4 00 ; Terence Nash, 11 70 
Geo. A. Davis, 1 50 ; Daniel Brims, 5 50 
Leonard Hyde, 6 00 ; Isaac Williams, 7 60 
Sam'l Smith, 5 00; Thomas Fealy, 1 25 
Job Sumner, 5 00; Sam'l Whittemore, 4 00 
Jos. W. Page, 3 50 ; A. F. Onion, jr. 3 50 
Senir Hosford, 4 75; E. M. Fowler, jr. 2 50 
E. M. Fowler, 5 00 ; Eben'r Weld, 14 61 
Joel Seaverns, 30 50; John Fowle, 11 00 
Michael Shortell 
Sam'l Champion, 6 37; Wm. Cheever, 5 00 



11 


00 


11 


67 


29 


00 


425 


78 


22 


67 


19 


83 


32 


50 


23 


50 


3 


00 


3 


00 


5 


50 


7 


38 


2 


50 


2 


80 



13 25 



613 38 



Fowle, 

15 70 

7 00 



13 


50 


6 


25 


9 


00 


7 


00 


7 25 


19 


61 


41 


50 


7 


25 


11 


37 



145 43 



Amount Expended in the Westerly Section, by Michael 

1846. Whittemore Jr. as Surveyor. 

March. To M. Whittemore Jr. gravel and labor 34 40 

A. Cass, 6 32 ; George Leonard, 75 7 07 

Eben. W. Whittemore, 8 24 ; Joseph Arnold, 7 62 15 86 



Amount carried over, 



57 33 



16 

Amount brought over, 
M. Basto, 4 50 ; H. H. Williams, 6 UO 
Nathan'l Currier, 2 03; John Chamberlain, 1 GO 
Benj. Guild, 50 ; Henry P- Eveleth, 3 50 
E. P. W. Esty 5 00 ; N. Hatchings, 1 75 
T. Mc Claflin, 1 00 ; W. H. Keith, 75 
John Sullivan, 

B. Draper, I 00; H. Hildreth, 4 00 
A. Cass, 6 00 ; M. Dervan, 3 00 

C. Wilber, 75 ; J. Wentworth, 3 00 

G. W. Mann. 3 00 ; E. H. Chenery, 1 50 
J. W. Chenery, 63; J. Williams, 4 00 
Wm. Harvey, 2 50; H. L. Goldsmith, 1 00 
A. Whittemore, 5 37; G. Lendall, 4 00 
Ayres & Enslin. 12 87; W. Mcintosh, 41 49 
J. 'Arnold Jr 8 34 ; B. Farrington, 6 82 
Alvin Newton, 50; J, L. Chenery, 1 12 
Mayo, 50; J. T Whittemore, 27 99 
George Morse, 1 00 ; Wm. Palmer, 19 30 
Brook Farm, 14 81 ; Thomas Cunningham, 2 75 
Thomas Orange, 5 62 ; Jos. H. Billings, 3 00 
M Whittemore Jr. as Surveyor, 
James Smith, 



Balance on hand at last audit, 



281 97 



28 L 97 

The above sums were expended on Highways from February 1, 
to April 30, 1846, as follows : 

Easterly District 
Middle " 
Westerly " 



Balance at last audit in Surveyor's hands, 
in the Easterly District, 



By appropriation to balance, 



613 


38 


145 


43 


281 


97 


1040 


78 


100 32 


940 46 


940 46 



17 

Oil and Lighting Lamps. 

1846 Josiah D. Jenness, lighting lamps &/C. 

March. William Seaver, for oil 

E. G. Perry, for lighting lamps, 
Josiah D. Jenness, lighting lamps, 
Hewins & Fisher, for oil, 
U. T. Brownell, repairing lamps, 
George Center, one street lamp, 
G. N. Kent, repairing lamps, 
Wm. Dove, repairs 



By appropriation to balance, 



Eoxbury Grammar School. 



47 8S 


60 


50 


18 


75 


29 


50 


68 


88 


16 


98 


3 


00 


5 


61 


1 


50 


242 


60 


242 


60 



March. 


To Enoch Bartlett, 


125 00 




By appropriation to balance. 


125 00 




Pay of Town Officers. 




March. 


To Samuel Guild, as Treas. for the last year, 


100 00 


April. 


Joseph W, Tucker, 


80 00 




Michael Whittemore, Jr. 


25 00 




John Fowle, 


25 00 




William Whiting 


25 00 




Geo. B. Davis, 


25 00 




Nathan'l S. Prentiss, 


25 00 




305 00 




By appropriation to balance, 


305 00 




Contingent Expenses, 




March. 


To N. Curtis, expense of auditing 


219 02 




paid insurance 


62 66 




L. Haynes, Police 


88 75 




N. H. Glines, notifying, &c. 


9 00 




Luke Jewett, police 


79 00 


April 


Joseph G. Torrey, printing 


155 50 




E. G. Perry, notifying, &c. 


38 00 




John H. Davis, " 


11 00 



Amount carried over, 662 93 



18 

Amount brought over, 662 93 

April Benj'n Guild, notifying, &c. 7 00 

L. Haynes, police, &c. 66 75 

Luke Jewett, notifying, &c, 15 50 

Joseph W. I'acker, sundry bills 15 00 

Joseph W. Tucker, " " 48 75 

E. G. Perry, police 44 50 

E. G. Perry, notifying, &c. 3 00 

David Simpson, labor on safe 22 87 

L. Haynes, labor, lighting City Hall, &c. 24 00 

Charles Marsh, lamps 6 00 

E. L. Keys, printing, &c. 7 50 

J. M. Southvvick, stationery 35 38 

Timothy Cook, services 1 50 

Nathan H. Glines, for notifying, &c. 6 00 

Henry H. Williams, oil 4 05 

Sleeper & Rogers, advertising 3 00 

Eayrs & Fairbanks, stationery 12 81 

A. R. Mathes, horse hire 1 00 

Joseph G. Torrey, printing 60 68 

Town of Brookline, for monuments 15 88 

Patrick Sharkey, for clay 3 QO 

Wm. B. Dorr, for professional services 60 00 
paid the Selectmen, for taking the census in 

August, 1845 25 00 

1122 10 

By appropriation to balance 1122 10 



Recapitulation 



Of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Roxbury, 

from February 1, 1846, to April 30, 1846, including 
1846. all outstanding Bills up to the above date. 

For puplic Instruction &c. 4^38 26 

Fire Department, 1234 28 

Support of the Poor, 2686 44 

Repairs on Almshouse, 607 89 

Repairs on Highways, 940 46 

Oil and lighting Lamps, - 242 60 

Town Officers, 305 00 

Grammer School, 125 00 

Contingent Expenses, 1122 10 

11202 03 
Amount unexpended, 388 10 

11590 13 



19 

1846. CONTRA CR. 

By balance on hand at last audit, 1657 42 

Cash rec'd from Geo. B. Davis, rent 50 00 

Cash borrow'd to pay expenses on Water street 

as per vote, 500 00 

Cash rec'd from the State Treasurer, for the 

support of State Paupers, 1159 78 

Cash rec'd of Wm. S. Ewell, 81 00 

Cash rec'd of the City of Boston, for the support 

of Paupers, 128 28 

Cash rec'd of the Town of Brookline, for the 

support of Paupers, 13 65 

Amount borrow'd to meet the expenses of the 
Town, from Feb. 1 1846, to April 30ih 1846, 
inclusive, . 8000 00 

11590 13 



CITY ACCOUNTS. 



School Expenditures, 

Including the building of tivo new School Houses, and 
repairs, Sfc, from May 1, 1846, to January 31, 1847, 
inclusive. 

DUDLEY SCHOOL. 

SALARIES. 

Jeremiah Plympton, 
Adeline Seaver, 
Ellen French, 
Sarah W. Taber, 
Elizabeth T. Lerned, 
Maria A. Newell, 
Georgiana Howard, from May 8, 
Lucy A. Lerned, from Sept, 1, 
Sarah Morrill, from May 8, to July 25, 
" " from Sept. 25th, to Oct. 3d, 



FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 
Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 

CONTINGENT. 

J. M. Southwick, outline maps 

Richardson & Robbins, labor &c. 

C. Marsh, sundries 

I. H. Meserve, cleaning, 

S. Thompson, pump 

Richardson & Robbins, labor (fee 

H. H. Williams, sundries 

J. Bowdlear " 

Stephen Hammond, labor &c. 

Jonas Pierce, Jr. " 

J. T. Bicknell, sundries. 

True Russell, labor &c. 

E. Taber, clock work 

A. D. Adams, sundries 

Ann McKeon " 





900 00 




237 50 




187 50 




187 50 




187 50 




187 50 




182 70 




104 15 




40 00 


1 


5 33 




2219 68 


90 00 




19 84 


109 84 


25 00 




17 50 




6 65 




38 12 




2 00 




14 94 




5 26 




1 75 




481 33 




13 49 




8 13 




2 85 




1 25 




25 




60 


619 02 



22 

C. Marsh, sundries 10 66 619 02 

J. Plympton, " 

A. D. Adams, lock 

G. B. Davis, labor 

Jonas Pierce Jr. labor 

J. T. Bickneil &Co. sundries 

Nelson Curtis, " 20 00 

N. Adams, " 1 00 89 86 



10 


66 


16 


75 




33 


2 


50 


25 


62 


13 


00 



BOOKS. 



12 00 


34 50 
L. 


729 80 


313 10 


292 31 


144 23 


187 50 


187 50 


187 50 


187 50 


181 25 


91 34 


43 27 


127 44 


10 48 


7 00 


25 00 


1 50 


8 00 


86 66 


7 15 


7 50 


8 00 


7 66 


5 10 


8 00 


4 10 


13 37 


3 00 


1 57 


2 25 


6 37 



708 88 



Southwick, 

Bickneil, 34 50 46 50 

WASHINGTON SCHOOL. 

SALARIES. 

Levi Reed, 

W. F. Basto, to Sept. 21 

Levi Dodge, from Sept. 21 

Clarissa Guild, to Nov. 28 

E. W. Newbury, 

Mary A. Russell, 

Sarah L. Ford, 

Mary A. Adams, 

Emily E. Harrington, 

Harriet Johnson, from Sept. 21 

Rachel B. Poole, from Nov. 28 43 27 2545 30 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 

D. Tiffany, charcoal 

L. Reed " 7 00 144 92 

CONTINGENT. 

J. M. Southwick, outline maps 

Mrs. Mack, cleaning 

M. Tucker, " 

Kittredge <fc Blakes, settees, &c. 

Levi Reed, sundries 

Jonas Pierce, Jr. labor 

M. Tucker, " 

I. H. Meserve, " 

H. H. Williams sundries 

J. T. Bickneil & Co. sundries 

C. Parker, sundries 

True Russell, labor &c. 

M. Tucker, " 

Geo. N. Kent, " 

True Russell " 

Henry Pratt, " 6 37 195 23 





92 


195 


23 




50 






38 


50 






13 


64 






20 


17 


73 


73 




268 


96 


13 


00 






36 


48 


49 48 



23 

H. H. Williams, sundries 
G. B. Davis, " 

Jonas Peirce, Jr. 
J. T. Bicknell&Co. 
Nelson Curtis, sundries 



BOOKS. 

South wick, 
Bicknell, 

CENTRAL SCHOOL. 

SALARIES. 

Alanson Valentine 562 50 

Charlotte Williams . 168 75 731 25 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 63 02 

D. Tiffany, charcoal 6 40 69 42 

CONTINGENT. 

R. Seaver, sundries 1 92 

A. Valentine, sundries 7 25 

Charlotte Williams, sundries 2 00 

Calvin Bird, " 8 30 

John Dove, " 1 67 

A. Valentine, " 3 00 24 14 

WESTERLY SCHOOL. 

SALARIES. 

George A. Sawyer 525 00 

Phebe F. Marsh 168 75 693 75 



FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 38 01 

G. A. Sawyer, charcoal 3 33 



CONTINGENT. 



41 34 



G, A. Sawyer, sundries 1 45 

George Hall, labor 6 00 

G. A. Sawyer, sundries 2 05 

G. A. Sawyer, " 6 34 

George Hall, labor 183 25 

Benjamin Blaney, sundries 5 90 

G. A. Sawyer, " 10 00 

G. A. Sawyer, " 56 

G. A. Sawyer, " 2 20 

James W. Wason, labor 43 20 

Benjamin Blaney, labor 6 05 266 00 



24 



PRIMARY SHOOL, Nos. 1 & 2. 

SALARIES. 

Georgiana Howard, to May 8 4 70 

Harriet W. Taber 168 75 

Sarah L. Mecuen 168 75 

Cornelia F. Moore 150 00 492 20 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 25 00 

D. Tiffany, charcoal 8 32 33 32 

CONTINGENT, 

Frankin Proctor, labor, &c. 5 35 

True Russell '' 6 78 

Calvin Bird, " 13 31 

J. L. Hanson, " 6 98 

Nahum Willard, " 92 

E. Taber, clock work 1 25 

C. Bird, sundries 5 95 
U. T. Brownell, labor 3 98 
G. B. Davis, labor 1 00 

H. Robinson, labor 2 50 48 02 

BOOKS. 

Southwick 1 50 

Bicknelt 1 00 2 60 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 3. 

SALARY. 

Sarah W. Wyman 168 75 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 

D. Tiffany, charcoal 

CONTINGENT. 

Mrs. Murphy, cleaning 

E. Taber, " 
John Eagan, labor 
True Russell, labor 

BOOKSa 

Southwick 



12 78 
1 92 


14 70 


2 50 

1 50 

1 50 

21 45 


26 95 




75 



25 
PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 4. 

SALARY. 1 

Louisa E. Harris 16S 75 

FUEL. 

Allen Putman, coal 12 50 

Allen Putman, bark 3 00 15 50 

CONTINGENT. 

L. E. Harris, sundries 2 25 

BOOKS. 

Bicknell 1 02 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 5. 

SALARY. 

Caroline N. Heath 150 00 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 12 55 

Horatio Boyden 5 00 17 55 

CONTINGENT. 

John Dove, labor 5 50 5 50 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 6. 

SALARY. 

Ann M. James 162 50 

CONTINGENT. 

R. Seaver, sundries 3 61 

Ann M. James " 3 25 

Geo. James " 1 83 8 69 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 7. 

SALARY. 

Louisa Newton, to Dec. 15th 125 00 

CONTINGENT. 

L. Newton, sundries 2 00 

L. Newton, " 2 75 4 75 

4 



26 
PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 8. 

SALARY. 

Sarah J. Morse, to Nov. 1 100 00 



15 02 



FUEL. 








Allen Putnam, coal 
Wm. Ward " 






12 35 

2 07 


CONTINGENT. 








S. J. Morse, sundries 
E, P. W. Esty, " 
E. P. W. Esty, " 






2 25 

2 87 
50 


PRIMARY SCHOOL, 


No. 


9. 


SALARIES. 








Jane M. Swain, to Sept. 7 
Mary A. Larkin, from Sept. 


10 




69 20 

77 78 



5 62 



146 98 

FUEL. 

Joel Seaverns, wood, «fcc. 15 50 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 10. 

SALARY. 

Ellen A. Marean 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 

CONTINGENT. 

E. A. Marean, sundries 
E. Taber, clock work 
C. G. Fisher, sundries 

BOOKS. 

Bicknell, 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 11. 

SALARY. 

Louisa Mitchell 168 75 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 12 74 

Allen Putnam, bark 4 00 

J. B. Page, " 1 87 18 61 

CONTINGENT. 

L. Mitchell, sundries 2 68 

Lord &. Lewis, labor, &c. 12 25 

Lord &> Lewis, " 28 33 

L. Mitchell, labor, 6ic. 1 37 44 63 





150 00 




13 13 


2 25 

1 00 

3 73 


6 98 




1 00 



155 


77 


12 


98 


12 


95 


2 


56 


20 


00 


9 


18 


2 


50 


1 


80 


6 


09 




75 




75 


2 00 



27 
PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 12. 

SALARY. 

Louisa Newell, to Jan. 11 

Sarah T. Jennison, from Jan. 11 12 98 168 75 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 

D. Tiffany, charcoal, 2 56 15 51 

C0NTL\GENT, 

D. Simpson, repairs 
Calvin Bird " 
L. Newell, sundries 
C T Whitney " 
Richardson & Jackson 

E. Ryerson 75 40 32 

BOOKS, 

South wick 

Bicknell 2 00 2 75 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 13, 

SALARY. 

Lucy A. Lerned, to Sept. 1 75 00 

Jane M. Swain, from Sept. 5 90 81 165 81 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 6 22 

Allen Putnam, bark 3 00 9 22 

BOOKS, 

Bicknell 1 GO 

CONTINGENT. 

H. Robinson, cleaning windows 79 

C. Regan " '' 5 00 
Geo. Centre, sundries 4 00 
James Hunt, labor 2 25 

W. Seaver, sundries 10 20 22 24 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 14. 

SALARY. 

Caroline Williams 168 75 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 12 54 

D. Tiffany, charcoal 3 20 15 74 



28 



CONTINGENT. 

M. Follan, cleaning room 3 00 

F. Proctor, labor 7 97 

Richardson & Robbins, labor, &c. 10 85 
Caroline Williams, sundries 2 50 24 32 

BOOKS. 

Bicknell 2 60 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 15. 



SALARY. 






Martha P. Parmelee, from May 8th 




164 43 


FUEL. 






Allen Putnam, coal 
Allen Putnam, bark 


6 22 

3 00 


9 22 


CONTINGENT. 






H. Robinson, cleaning 
C. Regan, " 
C. Regan, " 
Geo. Center, labor 


79 
6 00 

2 50 

3 62 


12 91 


BOOKS. 

Bicknell 




1 25 


PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 


16. 




SALARIES. 

Anna C. Bell, 
Elizabeth T. Wyman 


168 75 

80 00 


248 75 


FUEL. 






Allen Putnam, coal 
D. Tiffany, charcoal 


12 78 
1 92 


14 70 


CONTINGENT. 






Mrs. Wall, cleaning 
Hunneman & Co. stove work 


2 50 
13 25 


15 75 


BOOKS. 






Bicknell 




1 00 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 17. 

SALARY. 

Harriette A. Newton, to Jan. 11 155 77 

Louisa Newell, from Jan. 11 12 98 168 75 

FUEL, 

Allen Putnam, coal 12 54 

D. Tiffany, charcoal 3 20 15 74 



29 





CONTINGENT. 




M. FoUan, cleaning room 


8 00 


Geo. Williams, i 


sundries 


7 76 


Calvin Bird 


(( 


2 87 


U, T. Brownell 


u 


4 17 


M. Gilson 




2 50 


M. Gilson 


BOOKS. 


1 50 


Bicknell 







PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 18. 



Estate of Abr'm Hodgdon, labor &c. 


2 00 


Wm. Harned 


6 00 


R. Seaver " 


3 81 


S. G. Prentiss " 


73 


John Dove " 


2 00 


F. 0. Morton " 


2 20 


PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 


19. 


SALARIES. 




Emeline Morse, to Nov. 1 


112 50 


Elizabeth A. Pearson, from Nov. 1 


56 25 



21 80 
2 46 



SALARY. 

Sophia G. Prentiss 150 00 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 12 56 

CONTINGENT. 



16 74 



168 75 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 12 44 

CONTINGENT. 

M. Moore, cleaning 2 50 

D. Simpson, well, &c. 87 27 

Lord & Lewis 4 77 

Lord & Lewis 1 96 96 50 

BOOKS. 

Southwick 75 

Bicknell 50 1 25 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 20. 

SALARIES. 

Elizabeth A, Pearson, to Nov. 1 112 50 

Abby Prentiss, from Nov. 1 66 25 168 75 



30 



FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 12 44 

CONTINGENT. 

M. Moore, cleaning 2 50 

Lord & Lewis, labor, &c. 4 32 

George Center, stove pipe, &c. 25 00 

M. Moore, labor 5 00 

BuUuck &. Cushman, labor 19 75 

E. A. Pearson, sweeping 2 50 

E. A. Pearson, making fires 5 00 64 07 

BOOKS. 

South wick 80 

Bicknell 50 1 30 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 21. 

SALARIES. 

Sarah Morrill, from Oct 7 65 86 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 
D. Tiffany, charcoal 

CONTINGENT. 

Calvin Bird, stove, &c. 
J. G, Wheeler, seats 
Kittredge & Blakes, sundries 
C. Marsh, sundries 
Sarah Morrill, bell 



BOOKS. 



Bicknell 



9 38 
3 84 


13 22 


10 72 

21 56 

9 00 

1 25 

50 


43 03 




4 28 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 22 

SALARY. 

Mary A. Hamilton, from Dec. 2. 38 10 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 

Allen Putnam, bark 4 00 16 75 

CONTINGENT. 

Calvin Bird, stove, &c. 

Richardson & Robbins, labor, &b. 

Kittredge & Blakes, timepiece, &c. 18 08 45 56 



12 75 
4 00 


20 38 
7 10 

18 08 



31 
PRIMARY SCHOOL, No 23 ' 

SALARY. 

Elizabeth F. Thomas, from Jan. 12 10 00 

FUEL. 

Allen Putnam, coal 12 62 

Allen Putnam, bark 2 00 14 62 

CONTINGENT. 

Calvin Bird, stove, &c. 20 49 

Kittredge & Blakes, timepiece, &c. 18 08 38 57 

ADDITION TO WASHINGTON SCHOOL HOUSE. 

Samuel Felton, for material and labor, per contract 2882 39 
True Russell, for labor, &c. 36 00 

Richard Bond, for plan, and writing contract 13 00 

2931 39 

NEW SCHOOL HOUSE, ELM STREET, 

Walter Farnsworth, for land 1189 06 

Andrew Chase Jr. for labor and materials on house 1701 21 
Franklin Proctor, digging well 30 00 

John Bowdlear, pump 18 38 

Wm. G. Shattuck, for chairs 33 50 

Overseers of Poor, for grading yard 17 00 

2989 15 

NEW SCHOOL HOUSE ON EDINBORO' OR WIGGIN ST. 

Paul &. Wilson, for land 

Andrew Chase Jr. for labor and material on house 

John Harney, for digging well 

John Bowdlear, pump 

Wrn. G. Shattuck, for chairs 

Overseers of Poor, for grading yard 

2967 42 

RENT OF CENTRAL SCHOOL HOUSE. 
Francis C. Head, treasurer (Eliot School Fund) 225 00 



940 80 


1711 29 


180 00 


28 00 


33 50 


73 83 



32 



GENERAL CONTINGENCIES. 

E. L. Keyes, printing school regulations 

Alfred Miidge, printing questions 

A. R. Mathes, carriage hire 

A. R. Coburn 

J. G. Torrey, printing 

A. R. Mathes, carriage hire 



RECAPITULATION. 

Pay of Teachers 

Fuel 

Books 

Rent of Central School House 

Addition to Washington School House 

New School House, Elm st. 

New School House, Edinboro' or Wiggin st. 

Contingencies for the several Schools 

General Contingencies 

Balance unexpended 



CR. BY APPROPRIATION. 

Pay of Teachers 
Rent of Central School House 
Fuel 
Books 

Addition to Washington School House, 
New School House Elm st. 
New School House Edinboro' st. 
Contingencies, including repairs 
Special appropriation for repairs about Westerly 
School House 



22 25 


11 00 


15 50 


2 00 


26 06 


26 00 


102 81 


9709 61 


671 01 


119 14 


225 00 


2931 39 


2989 15 


2967 42 


1863 18 


102 81 


3638 79 


25217 60 


12687 50 


300 00 


800 00 


100 00 


3000 00 


3000 00 


3000 00 


2080 00 


250 00 


25217 50 



33 

Expenses of the Fire Department, 

City of Roxbury, in Account with Edwin Lemist, Chief 
1846. Engineer of Fire Department. 

July 7 To Cash paid E. Lemist, for rotten stone, 

for No. 6 50 

Jos. W. Sweat, steward No. 7 1 00 

wash leather for Nos. 2 & 3 1 25 

3 doz. spoons, for No. 7 1 13 

Jas. Nason, refreshments. No. 6 15 42 

Wm. D. Adaras, rep'g Dr. Putnam's fence.. 7 57 

J. A. Sampson, rep's on H & L carriage. ... 1 87 

J. E. Forbush, shears No. 4 88 

Robert Seaver & Co. oil, &c. No. 4 2 68 

Isaac Burrill, wheeljack, II & L Co 3 00 

John' Eagan, setting glass at No. 2 2 67 

Hunneman & Co. repairs on No. 2 82 49 

" " " " 5 49 00 

« « « " 6 45 25 

« « *« " 7 58 67 

" « " on H 8t L 45 67 

Wm. F. Shaw, lamps. No. 4 9 GO 

"Wm. Rumrill &. Co. work on No. 2 house. . 4 93 

Wm. Rumrill <fc Co. work on Short st. res'r. 28 09 

E. R. Wood, badges and belts, No. 6 4 99 

E. R. Wood, 50 badges and belts, No 7 10 00 

Shelton &, Cheever, 300 feet hose, No. 5.. . . 180 00 

" *' repairing hose, No. 2..». 11 62 

" « " " No. 6. ... 3 75 

«' « « « No. 7 9 25 

125 Jos. W. Sweat, cleaning No. 2 engine house. 3 00 

Henry Pratt, keys for No. 2 8 25 

« No. 7 8 70 

" H «fe L 2 00 

Faunce & Richards, rep's on pump and res'r 1 50 

" '* refreshments, No. 2 14 44 

Reuben Hunting, " No. 2 6 00 

Daniel Sweet, watching at No. 2 house 15 00 

Jonathan Moulton, watching at No. 2 house.. 16 25 

" " use of horse, and filling res'r. 17 00 

Aug. 1 Engine Co. No. 2, quarter's pay 145 00 

" " No. 4, " " 93 75 

" « No. 5, " " 46 75 

*' " No. 6, " " 131 25 

« « No.7, « " 147 50 

Hook ■&- Ladder Co. quarter's pay 68 75 

Board of Engineers, " " 53 75 

James G. Miller, steward No. 6 18 75 

5 Amount carried over 1378 32 



S4 



Amount brought over 

Aug. 1 Wm. Gordon, steward No. 1 

George W. Ricker, steward No. 3 

E. G. Perry, Police service 

Leonard Haynes, Police service . * .' . 

Luke Jewett, Police service * 

Jos. G. Torrey, printing. 

Engine Co. No. 1, refreshments « , 

Wm. Gordon, extra work, No. 1 

L. H. Varney, hose box, No. 4 

James G. Miller, extra work, No. 6 

A. Dickson, repairs. No. 4. . . * , . 

E. Humphris, jr. repairs. No. 6 

E. A. Hovey, repairs, No. 1 « 

A. R. Mathes, horse and buggy, No. 4 

H. H. Williams, oil. No. 6 

H.H.Williams, oil, H & L. 

T. Cracklin & Co. rep'g boiler, No. 6 

Francis Dana, oil, No. 1 

" " oil, H & L 

E. Lemist, pd Dean, carting for No. 6 

table cloth, No. 4 

steward, H & L , . 

Nov. 1 Engine Compay No. 1, quarter's pay 

No. 2, " "..... 

No. 4, " " 

No. 5, " " . . . . . 

6, " *' 

7, « »« ..... 



«' No. 

«•« No. 
Hook & Ladder Co. 

Board of Engineers, " " 

John A. Foley, steward No. 

John E. Whitney, steward No. 1 

J. A. Sampson, steward H. & L 

G. W. Ricker, steward No. 3. . . . . <» 

Lewis Armstrong, pay of fireman • 

N. Rand, digging well. No. 4 

D. S. Eaton's bill, No. 1 

A. R. Mathes, horse and buggy, Nos. 4 & 5. 

Wm. Seaver's bill, No. 7 

Hook & Ladder Co. badges 

Joso^ Seaver, work at No. 4. 

A. Dickinson, repairs No. 4 

Wm. Stockman, sponge, No. 1 ........... . 

Samuel Felton, repairs at No. 1 , 

Alva Parker, sawing wood, etc. No. 2. ..... . 

Leonard Haynes, Police service. 

Chas. J. Humphris, repairs. No. 6 

Wm. Seaver, refreshments, &c. No. 7 

E.R.Wood, belts. No. 1 

E. R. Wood, straps. No. 6. 



18 75 
8 75 
8 00 

10 50 

7 00 

2 75 
13 80 

3 00 

2 00 

3 00 
1 87 
6 05 

92 

1 00 
10 43 

2 10 

2 50 
6 25 

3 83 
75 

1 50 
6 25 

128 75 

145 00 

93 75 

40 25 

131 25 

150 00 

68 75 

63 75 

18 75 

18 75 

6 25 

8 75 

2 50 
30 00 

5 83 

3 50 
32 13 



1378 SS 



11 
1 
3 



75 
50 

75 
75 

8 5a 

2 06 

4 00 
1 25 

38 94 

5 50 

92 1147 88 



Amount carried over 



2526 2a 



35 

Amount brought over 2526 20 

Nov. 1 A. F. Sherman, badges, No. 1 13 25 

Lewis Armstrong, work at No. 7 5 50 

F. C. Morton, work at No 4 17 81 

Ophir Haynes, repairs on No. 7 3 31 

Henry Basford, refreshments, H & L 31 04 

A. Pierce, badges, straps, &c. No. 1 9 47 

Lord & Lewis, work at No. 7 2 68 

Samael Trask, repairing reservoir 5 00 

Samuel S. Chase, stock, and rep's at No. 7. 32 20 

J. C. Pratt, setting glass, No. 7 25 

John Dove, bill, work, No. 4 31 00 

Lewis Lyon, rope. No. 7 12 32 

Jos. H. Sanford, refreshments. No. 6 2 00 

Jas. Ahern, sinking well, No. 4 8 75 

Samuel Felton, repairs on No. 1 2 65 

J. E. Forbush, rope and wicks. No. 4 2 19 

James Nason, refreshments. No. 6 14 70 

Pratt & Chubbuck, repairs, No. 1 8 74 

n n " "7 2 50 

John "Waldmier, sawing wood. No. 6 1 50 

Asa Wyman & Son, fuel. No. 2 14 25 

« " u u 4 13 00 

« « " " 6 16 93 

II " " " 7 15 25 

Jarvis Dean, carting. No. 7 75 

E. A. Hovey, covering pipes. No. 6 11 84 

" repairing " " 1 5 58 

1847. 

Feb. 1 Engine Company No. 1 quarter's pay, . .. 116 25 

«« «' "2 " " .... 147 50 

«t « "4 " " . . . . 80 25 

c« « "5 " " .... 27 00 

it « « 6 " " .... 131 25 

« " "7 " " .... 152 50 

Hook «fe Ladder Co. « " 66 25 

Board of Engineers " " 58 75 

J. E. Whitney, steward No. 1 18 75 

Geo. W. Ricker, steward. No. 3 8 75 

J. A. Foley, steward. No. 6 18 75 

J. L. Calender, fire duty, No.6 7 50 

E. Richards, jr. steward No. 5 11 25 

C. Brown, steward H & L 6 25 

Engine Company No. 1, for quarter ending 

July 31 106 31 

John Bowdlear, repairing pump, No, 1 1 25 

Isaac Babbit, set patent axles. No. 1 40 00 

J.& E.Thayer, repairs on No. 4 7 00 

J. E. Whitney, carting No. 1 2 50 

Henry W. Smith, painting sign. No. 6 8 00 

U. T. Brownell, setting glass, etc. No. 7 2 75 1303 27 

Amount carried over 3829 47 



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Amount brought over 3829 47 

Feb. 1 Edward Humphris, jr. repairing floor, No. 1 2 00 

Francis Dana, oil, No. 1 3 66 

" " " " 3 2 33 

" " " " 6 2 33 

" " " " 7 3 50 

Edwin Leraist, pd Keith for oil, No. 5 3 17 

G. B. Davis, glazing, No. 1 ••••... 72 

" «' " " 2 1 50 

" " " " 6 1 25 

Charles Marsh, wicks. No. 2 12 

" " sponge, " 3 42 

" " glass and stone, No. 6 36 

'' " butts and wicks, No. 1 56 

" " wrench, etc. H &, L 4 31 

" " wicking and cotton. No. 6 47 

" "carting. No. 2 25 

Luke Jewett, Police service 5 GO 

J. T. Bicknell &. Co. record book and paper 

No. 1 63 

David Dudley, carting for No. 1 2 50 

" " " for No. 6 12 00 

Henry Pratt, keys, and rep'g lock, No. 1.. . 8 83 

" " lock and keys, No 4 10 33 

C. E. Curtis, packing and rep'g, at No. 1. . , 5 00 

A. L. Litchfield, glazing, No. 6 1 00 

Shelton & Cheever, 100 feet hose, and re- 
pairing. No. 2 68 63 

Shelton 4* Cheever, repairing hose. No. 1. .. 3 50 
" " " " " 6. .. 14 CO 
" " " " " 4. .. 3 38 
»' " 250 feet hose, and repair- 
ing. No. 7 196 61 

Shelton Sf Cheever, caps for Engineers 28 00 

James Nason, refreshments, No. 6 13 57 

Asa Wyman Sf Son, coal, No. 1 11 GO 

" <' " wood and sawing. No 6. 4 12 

G. N. Kent, repairs on stoves, No. 1 5 12 

" " " " "2 4 88 

" " oilcan, No. 5 125 

" " 48 lbs. funnel, etc. No. 6 9 74 

" " pails, cups, spoons, etc. No. 7. 8 49 

" " cups and spoons, H & L 4 12 

Engine Company No. 1, rep'g No. 1 10 00 

" " " 1, refreshments, No. 1. 7 00 

Reuben Howard, repairs on No. 1 9 00 

Henry Basford, refreshments, H &- L 43 88 

Pratt & Cliubbuck, repairs on No 7 4 00 

" " marking axes. No. 1 25 

H. H. Williams, oil, No. 6 9 76 

" " milk. No. 1 144 

" " " H 4* L 48 543 98 

Amount carried over 4373 45 



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Amount brought over 4373 45 

A. E. Whittemore, repairs on No. 1 8 36 

F. S. Whalley, coverings irons, No. 6 2 00 

Benj'n Brooks, breast plate. No. 3 3 00 

J. E. 4*' Cr. Williams, oil, and wash leather, 

for No. 4 7 88 

R. Seaver, oil, tub, sand, etc. No. 4 6 85 

Calvin Bird, pump, pipe and labor, No. 4. . .. 11 90 
Reuben Hunting, oil, soap, sand and wicks, 

for No. 2 21 67 

Lewis Armstrong, cleaning hose. No. 7. . . . • I 25 

John McElroj, carting. No. 1 5 50 

" '^ " "2 3 75 

" " " "7 38 

Geo. W. Mann, wood, " 5 5 90 

Joseph Baker, sawing, splitting, etc. No. 5. . 2 00 

N. R. Gerrish, carting. No. 5 2 00 

Benjamin Guild, repairs on No. 5 1 13 

George W. Bradlee, ringing bell, 1 year 1 CO 

Hunneman Sf Co. signal lantern, etc. No. 1.. 38 51 

." suction hose, etc. " 5. 2J 75 

" blunderbuss, etc. " 7. 8 62 

" painting and rep's " 6. 113 25 

" repairs on No. 2 11 05 

" couplings, screws, torches, 

etc. for No. 4 26 27 

Hunneman 4* Co. rep'g Engine, etc. No. 2. . 13 00 

" " " hose carriage, etc. No. 6 6 25 

Jas. G. Miller, repairing door, No. 6 1 12 333 39 



Recapitulation, including Pay of Firemen. 

Expense of Engine No. 1, from May 1, 1846 to Feb. 1, 1847. 

<( (( 2 " " " " 

(' (( 3 " " " " 

(c (( 4 ' '' << <( <' 

(( (( 5 " " " <' 

u (( 7 " " << (' 

Hook Sf Ladder Co. " " " " 

Refreshments to out of town companies 200 84 

Repairing fence broken at fire 7 57 

Repairing reservoirs 34 59 

Watchmen at Engine House No. 2 31 25 

Police service , 34 50 

Ringing fire bell 10 OO 

Extra repairs on No. 7 Engine House 32 20 

Printing 2 75 

Board of Engineers 204 25 



4706 84 


648 


35 


709 


24 


32 


63 


470 


15 


393 


20 


753 


76 


840 


03 


301 


53 



4706 84 
Roxbury, Feb. 1, 1847. Errors excepted, 

EDWIN LEMIST, Chief Engineer Fire Department. 



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RECAPITULATION. 

Amount expended as per Chief Engineer's account 4706 84 

Amount expended, less appropriations 1332 16 

6039 00 
1846. 
May. By appropriation for pay of Firemen 3830 00 

By appropriation for contingent expenses of 
1847. Fire Department 1209 00 

Feb. 15. Additional appropriation for contingent expenses 

of Fire Department 1000 00 

6039 00 
BUILDING RESERVOIRS. 

1846. 

Dec. 3. Cash, Nelson Curtis, for building Reservoir 

Cedar Street, and Centre Street 996 00 

1847. 
Jan. 20. Nelson Curtis, building Reservoir near No. 3 

Engine House 303 00 



1299 00 
Amount expended less appropriation 1 00 



1300 00 



1846. 

May. By appropriation 1000 00 

July. Transfer from Contingent Fund 300 00 

1300 00 



m 



Support of the Poor, 

1846. From May 1, 1846, to Jan. 31, 1847, inclusit^e. 

June 2. To E. G. Perry, for shoes 28 66 

Isaac H. Meserve, potatoes 147 70 

Asa Wyman & Son, wood 86 25 

A. R. Mathes, for horse 70 00 

Isaac H. Meserve, paid for labot 28 25 

3. J. Bangs, for flour 53 13 

John Earle Jr. & Co. for clothing 14 00 

July 7. Benj. Loring & Co. stationery 10 00 

Isaac H. Meserve, for sundries 20 00 

Joseph Cheney, Jr. harness work 12 81 

Trustees of the State Lunatic Hospital 26 80 

8. Ezra Young, for labor 25 00 

Joseph Young, for labor 5 00 

Lord & Lewis, for labor 32 26 

Eleazer Thayer, support 6 50 

Aug. 5. Calvin B. Faunce, grain & meal 222 95 

Faunce & Richards, for supplies 120 19 

H. & G. W. Pierce, for meat, &Ci 264 89 

City of Boston, S. Randall 26 00 

Catherine Falvey, for nursing 2 00 

Esther Pearson, " 1 50 

Edwin Lemist, supplies 2 13 

Nathan'l Haley, milk 12 00 

Thomas Curley, house rent for Mrs. Griffin 6 00 

Phineas B. Smith, iron work 11 33 

Richard Weeks '' « 22 38 

Nathan Prince, support Ann Alleson 3 88 

Elizabeth Piggott, for nursing child 24 00 

Lucy Howard, board of child 19 50 

Cobb & Rich, for fish 12 23 

Ivory Young, labor 10 00 

James Weld & Co. for flour 65 62 

Ezra Young, for labor 20 00 

Aug. 5. Aaron Young, for labor 14 00 

Sept. 12, Samuel Thomson, iron work 11 00 

Isaac H. Meserve, in part for services 100 00 

Abraham F. Howe, for grass 122 00 

Joseph Young, labor 16 00 

Edwin Lemist, supplies 43 83 

Oct. 8. Faunce & Richards, supplies 31 84 

Laban S. Beecher, shoe stock 42 18 

Langley, Greene & Co. for dry goods 148 55 

James Weld & Co. for flour 142 50 



Amount carried over 2084 86 



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Amount brought over 2084 86 

Oct. 8 Benj. Loring & Co. stationery 9 50 

Butler & Berry, for meat 2 00 

Me Crillis &■ Foster, for wood 46 50 

Elizabeth Piggott, for nursing child 13 50 

/ Caroline Sweat, for nursing 13 00 

Francis G. Shaw, for support of E. Thayer 6 50 

Ivory H. Young, for labor 15 00 

Joseph Young, " 71 36 

Ivory H. YoUng, " 50 84 

Andrew Meserve, for cow, (fee. 45 70 

George W. Hall, for labor 5 00 

Rufus Daniel " " 7 00 

Sweeney & Welch '' 8 13 

Tillson Williams, wood, «fec. 8 27 

Nov. 4 Thomas Russell, for bread 3 50 

C. C. Garrett, for nursing Children 10 00 

Reuben Howard, board of child 7 50 

Cutter & Co. supplies 7 25 

Francis G. Shaw, for medical attendance 1 00 

McCriUis & Foster, wood 70 00 

Isaac H. Meserve, for services 150 00 

Thomas Curley, house rent for Mrs. Griffin 3 00 

John Wallace, labor 2 00 

Amos Stevens, for Balance 9 50 

Geore W. Hall, for labor 67 00 

Nov. 4. John Seaver, for attending funerals 9 50 

Preston & Curtis, wood 6 50 

Eira Young, for labor 93 00 

John Ryan, for house rent 7 00 

Joseph Houghton, for grain and meal 228 68 

Dec. 16. H. & G. W. Pierce, for meat 300 03 

Allen Putnam, coal, &c. 247 42 

William B. Kingsbury, wagon hire 3 00 

City of Boston, suppor of S. Randall 17 42 

A. R. Coburn <fe Co. horse hire 10 00 

Andrew Meserve, for potatoes 92 50 

Henry Brigham, vinegar 5 25 

Jane Dean, nursing 3 50 

Jesse Brown, bread 10 99 

Cobb «fe Rich, for fish 24 90 

Sweeney & Welch, for laboi* 5 00 

James McCuen " 2 00 

Thomas Cragg, " 2 00 

Michael Glynn " 2 33 

George W. Hall, " 2 76 

Edwin Lemist, supplies 33 29 

James Card, iron work 2 35 

Amount carried over 3827 33 



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Dec. 17. 

18. 
1847. 
Jan. 19. 



20. 



Feb. 16. 



22. 



Amount brought over 3827 33 

J. T. Bicknell & Co. stationery 3 21 

Horatio Davis, rent of land 125 00 

John Seaver, attending funeral .5 00 

B. E. Cotting, medical attendance 50 00 

Isaac H. Meserve, for beans 18 00 

Bent & Blake, salt 5 00 

A. D. Adams, hardware 22 62 

H. «fe F. Stimpson, cooking range 45 00 

Caleb Parker, jr. for supplies 81 67 

Langley, Green & Co. " 8 26 

Francis G. Shaw, to support E. Thayer, &c. 7 50 

Mary Lawrence, for nursing' 26 00 

Asa Wyman & Son, for wood 31 50 

A. R. Coburn, horse hire 7 25 

Henry White, for medicine 50 06 

William Seaver, supplies 52 03 

Calvin B. Faunce, " 4 70 

James B. Page, for fuel 14 37 

Bacon & Atwood, for supplies 72 82 

Phineas B. Smith, iron work 80 83 

E. G. Perry, for shoes ' 50 01 

A. R. Mathes, sleigh, &c. 30 75 

Joseph L. white, meat 34 29 

Richard Weekes, iron work 61 25 

John C. Bell, furniture 15 00 

John T. Whittemore, for wood 2 50 

Benj. Farringlon, for wood 9 50 

Faunce & Richards, for supplies 184 41 

James Weld & Co. flour 74 25 

Allen Putnam, for fuel, &c. 139 61 

Asa Wyman " 76 87 

W. & A. Bacon, supplies 62 31 

A. D. Adams, hardware 7 29 
Joseph Houghton, grain and meal 139 84 

B. B. Howe, for supplies 7 06 
Edwin Lemist, " 6 08 
Galen Bowditch " 2 37 
W. H. & A. S. Mcintosh, meat 6 31 
G. B. Davis, for painting 12 97 
H. & G. W. Pierce, for meat 188 59 
Charles Marsh, hardware 9 67 
A. & A. W. Putnam, fuel, &c. 14 26 
Caleb Parker, for supplies 40 82 
Field & Gould, " 21 73 
Trustees of Hospital at Worcester 299 68 
Town of Dorchester, for support of poor 10 92 



Amount carried over 



6045 61 



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Amount brought over 6045 61 

Amount expended less appropriation 1717 58 

7763 19 

1846. 

May. By Appropriation 3000 00 

Cash for labor on Highways 1763 19 

Feb. 15. Additional appropriation 3000 00 

7763 19 



Repairs on Alms House. 

1846. 

July 8. To J. A. Perry & Co. 112 84 

Sept. 12. Walworth & Nason 201 36 

17. John Bowdlear 12 50 

Sweeney & Welch 9 37 

1847. 

Jan. 20. Nelson Curtis 53 00 

J. A. Perry & Co. 69 07 

22. Horn, Sinclair & Co. , 11 36 

469 50 

Amount expended less appropriation 130 50^ 

600 00 
1846. 

May. By appropriation 600 00 



CITY OF ROXBURY, FEBRUARY, 17, 1847. 

The Overseers of the Poor, in their first Report to their fellow 
Citizens, regret the necessity of announcing an unprecedented in- 
crease of the number of poor within the City, and the consequent 
increase of expenditure for their support. 

(The present Board of Overseers did not enter upon the discharge 
of their duties until the latter part of the month of April, 1846. The 
statistics herein given respecting the number of inmates of the Alms- 
house, and the work done, refer to the year commencing on the first 
of February, 1846, while those of the expenditures relate to that com- 
mencing with the organization of the City Government.) 
The whole number admitted to the Almshouse during 

the year, is 410 

That of the previous year, was 296 

There were in the house on the 1st Feb. 1847, , 150 

On same date 1848, 76 

fe At this day, 17th Feb. the number of inmates is 160 

bowing a still continued increase. 



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By the Report of the Almshouse Physician hereto annexed, 
it will be seen that comparatively very few of those admitted, were 
in a fit state to labor for their own support, and that the number of 
cases treated by him has increased in a still greater ratio than the 
-number of admissions. 

As in former years, the larger proportion of those who have re- 
ceived support from the City are foreigners, who have been attrac- 
ted to this country by the hope of escapiilg from the wretched con- 
dition which was their lot in older and less favored nations, or who 
have been shipped from abroad, in order to relieve those whose duty 
it is to support them, of the burden they are unwilling to bear. Not 
■a few of the patients received at our Almshouse, have been suffering 
from ship fever Avhen admitted, and it would ahnost seem that they 
had come to us directly from the ships, so short has been the inter- 
val between their landing and their appearance to claim our sym- 
pathy and support. The capitation tax paid in the seaports is of no 
advantage to Roxbury, though, it would be but just that we should 
be repaid for the expenses incurred in such cases, which that tax is 
intended to meet. A representation to this effect will be made, and 
it is hoped will not be without avail. 

The Overseers have been as discriminating as possible, and have 
-endeavored to reconcile their duty towards the suffering poor with 
that of a careful and economical expenditure of the money entrusted 
to them. They have labored and are laboring mider great disad- 
vantages occasioned by the comparatively high price of all articles 
of consumption, which enhanced price, while favorable to the pe- 
icuniary prosperity of the country in general, increases the number of 
those whose labor is insufScient for their support, and the expenses 
■of this department. 

The decision of the State Legislature not to reimburse expenses 
incurred for the support of State Paupers, not inmates of Almshouses, 
has caused the Overseers to insist upon an entrance into the house 
of all such, whose out-door support would, in their opinion, exceed 
the cost of their maintenance in the house, taking into view the al- 
lowance made by the State in the latter case. The number of per- 
sons requiring partial assistance out of the house has nevertheless 
increased very largely, bemg certainly double, perhaps three-fold, 
that of any other year, and here the Overseers have endeavored to 
exercise the strictest discrimination. 

Whatever labor the inmates have been capable of, has been Te- 
quired of them ; and though that labor, with the exception of that ex- 
pended on the farm and the highways, has not been profitable, the 
Overseers have thought it best to ke^p the inmates constantly em- 
ployed. 

In work done on the farm, and in moving soil about the house, 
there have been employed, 

P*j hired men 165 days By inmates 492 days 

By horse 30 " By oxen 43 da.ys 



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In drilling and blasting rocks, breaking and moving stone, 

By hired men 139 days By inmates 890 days? 

By oxen 67 days. 

In work on highways and bridges, 

By hired men 543 days By inmates 663 days 

By oxen 286 days By horses 220 days^ 

No account has been taken of work in the house ; apart from the 
necessary household and yard work, the men have generally been em- 
ployed in the house during unfavorable weather, m pickmg Manilla 
bands, there being a large quantity of oakum, the product of the la- 
bor of former years, now on hand and unavailable. 

It v/ill readily be perceived that a large amount of work must be 
required in a house containing such numbers of sick and disabled, 
with a large proportion of young children, and this has generally 
been accomplished without resorting to hired labor, though the time 
seems fast approaching when this will be no longer possible. 

The number of children in the house bears an unprecedently large 
proportion to the number of inmates, being at this day fifty-eight, 
the greater part under eight years of age. Forty-four of these chil- 
dren attend the school established in the house within the last few 
months. The overseers have thought it advisable there should be a 
school within the house, for the purpose of receiving those too young 
to go the necessary distance to the public schools, and to avoid 
disagreeable occurrences arising from the presence of Almhouse chil-- 
dren among other scholars. The result of the school has hitherto- 
been satisfaxitory, both as to the relief felt in the care of so many 
young children, and as regards their advancement The overseers^ 
believe that this school will soon be of sufiicient importance to- 
merit the fostering care of the School Committee, though they have, 
as yet, made no representation to that effect. The room now appro- 
priated for the school, is not such as could be desired, being in an out- 
house recently erected for a pump-room ; but in the present crowded 
state of the house, no better can be provided. 

Besides the erection of the building above referred to, the 
women's yard has been secured, during the past year, by a fence- 
twelve feet high ; water has been introduced into the men's yard, by 
a pipe leading from the barn well, which affords an ample supply, 
and of excellent quality, while the former supply was entirely in- 
adequate, and often failed altogether ; a carpenter's shop has been 
made of an old engine house, on the premises ; the barn has been re- 
paired and reshingled ; three strong rooms have been constructed on 
the first floor, for the confinement of the refractory and furiously in- 
sane, the old cells in the cellar being, in many respects, unfit for the' 
purpose ; and the wash-room has been paved with brick. These im- 
provements, with other minor ones, were, in the opinion of the over- 
seers, absolutely necessary, and have been effected with the greatest 
possible economy; as much of the work as practicable having been 
performed by the inmates. 
As regards the expenses incurred for the support of the poor, and 



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the repairs of the Almshouse, the Overseers, at their monthly 

meeting in June, allowed bills to the amount of 427 99 

At their monthly meeting in July, 253 21 

" " " August, 859 72 

" " " September, 516 05 

" " " October, 668 37 

" " " November, 674 43 

" " " , December, 1128 50 

" " " January, 1033 98 

" " " February, 955 05 



Amounting in all for nine months, to 6517 30 

The appropriations for the support of the poor, and 

the repairs of the Almshouse were 3600 00 

There have been received for labor on the highways, 

and for stone, broken and furnished 1763 19 

For labor about the City Hall, and Washington 

School House 34 39 



5397 58 
Showing an excess of expenditure of 1119 72 



6517 30 



The bill against the Commonwealth for the support 

of State paupers, is 1405 71 

The bill for labor on the highways since settlement 109 92 

For picking Manilla bands, about 75 00 
A charge against the City of Boston for support of 

an msane pauper at Worcester, of about 100 00 

1690 63 

There are on hand about fifteen hundren loads of stone chips, 
value seven-hundred and fifty dollars, which will be available in 
the coming year. We have also a claim against the Commonwealth 
for the support of State Insane Paupers, during this and previous 
years, of one thousand thirty-one dollars and twenty-four cents. 

(Should this claim not be allowed by the State Legislature, it is 
the opinion of the Overseers that the inmates of this class should be 
removed to the State Hospital at Worcester, whenever practicable.) 

The City Council have advanced two thousand dollars on the 
bills against the State, to be repaid by this Department on settlement 
of those bills, and have made an additional appropriation of one thou- 
sand dollars, which, in the opinion of the Overseers, will be amply 
sufficient for the remainder of the municipal year. 

In view of the great and constantly increasing numbers of those 
for whom the City is obliged to provide, the Board of Overseers 
would recommend the approprirtion of five thousand dollars for the 
support of the poor during the next municipal year, which sum, with 
six hundred dollars for the repairs of the Almhouse, they hope will 



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be sufficient. In common with the rest of their fellow Citizens they 
feel the weight of the burden thus imposed, but it is one which can-- 
hot be avoided, and which should be borne cheerfully by those 
whose lot ill life exempts them from the sufferings and privations 
occasioned by poverty. 

Dr. Cotting's Report, before referred to, expresses the conviction of 
the Overseers respecting the necessity which now exists for a City 
Hospital. They deem it umiecessary to add anything to the reasons 
therein set forth, except to say that they fully concur in the opmions 
iexpressed. They would therefore recommend the next City Govern^ 
hient to bestoviT their early attention to this s\ibject. An appropria-^ 
tion of six thousand dollars will be necessary for the building and 
furnishing of such an Institution. 

To their successors in the duties of this office, the Overseers 
would suggest, from their experience of this year, the desirability of 
purchasing at wholesale all important articles of consumption, 
especially fuel, at that season when the market is at the lowest, so 
as to avoid paying the highest prices at the period of the year when 
most is required for the Almshouse and for out-door relief. 
By order of the Board of Overseers of the Poor. 

FRANCIS GEO. SHAW, 8ec\j. 

To tk Overseers of tk Poor of tk City of Koxkirys 

Gentlemen : 

The time for the Annual Report of the Medical Department of the 
Almshouse having arrived, the folio wmg is respectfully submitted \ 

The whole number of Hospital Patients during the year amounts 
"to one hundred and fifty, being an increase of forty-nine, or nearly 
fifty per cent, over the year previous. 

The largest number on the sick list, at any one time, has been 
thirty-five ; the smallest thirteen. At present, there are twenty un- 
der treatment. Of the Insane, four have been sent to Worcester^ 
two have deserted, and nine remain in the house. 

There have been three births in the house during the year ; and 
eleven have died. All the deaths occurred in those sick on admis- 
sion, with the exception of one caused by the accidental falling of a 
bank of earth. 

Some details of each case are furnished, in the annexed table, 
together with the result. Only those are registered, whose sickness 
required a prolonged attendance ; and no account has been made of 
the numerous daily calls for relief from trivial or minor complaints* 
To give some idea of the inmates generally, it may be stated that, 
exclusive of " transient comers," three-sevenths of the whole were 
admitted on account of sickness, and for the benefits of a hospital ; 
while, on the other hand, only a little more than one-seventh, in- 
cluding those women admitted on account of their children, were able 
on admission to perform any active labor. Hence it is apparent that 



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the Almshouse has been httle used as a resort for the idle and the 
lazy, but that it is fast becoming that best of all public charities, a 
hospital for the sick poor. 

Should the number of admissions increase in the same proportion 
as in the last two years, the house will be crowded to its utmost limit, 
before the close of the coming year. What then is to be done — for 
you cannot turn your applicants away, and it is to be hoped you 
would not, if you could. What is to be done ? The answer is a 
ready one. It is simply to build a hospital for the sick. This sub- 
ject was urged upon former Boards, in the last two Annual Reports. 
It is again brought to your notice, in the hope that the suggestion 
will not now prove ineffectual, inasmuch as the necessity is becom- 
ing urgent. A building may be placed near or adjoining the present 
house, on a plan similar, if you please, to one already submitted to 
you. If this be done, the present house will answer for many years 
for the well ; and the sick will be much better provided for than 
they can be under the present arrangements. Such a building is 
also greatly needed for many of the sick poor of this City, who will 
not now enter on account of the disrepute attached to a residence in 
an Almshouse. To some the severest suffering seems less terrible. 
Yet they are often among the most deserving objects of charity ; and 
would find a respectable and comfortable retreat in such a hospital. 
They cannot be provided for, properly, without such an establish- 
ment. Abundant evidence of this is constantly forced upon you, in 
the daily duties of your office. Is the duty of providing for such 
persons questioned 1 Certainly not by you, gentlemen, who know 
their sufferings and their wants. Is the existence of such sufferers 
doubted 1 Let me quote from the observations of one, of enlarged 
experience and great wisdom : " There are many among the poor, 
who have, if we may so express it, the form of the necessaries of life 
without the substance. A man may have a lodging, but it is defi- 
cient in all those advantages, which are requisite to the sick. It is a 
garret, or a cellar, without light and due ventilation, or open to the 
storms of an inclement winter. In this miserable habitation he may 
obtain liberty to remain during an illness; but, if honest, he is harassed 
with the idea of his accumulating rent, which must be paid 
out of his future labors. In this wretched situation the sick man is 
destitute of all those common conveniences, without which most of 
us would think it impossible to live, even in health. Wholesome 
food and sufficient fuel are wanting ; and his own sufferings are 
aggravated by the cries of hungry children : above all, he suffers 
from the want of that first requisite in sickness, a kind and skilful 
nurse. 

" But it may be said that instances are rare among us, where a 
man, Avho labors with even moderate industry when in health, en- 
dures such privations in sickness as are here described. They are 
not, however, rare among those, who are not industrious ; and who, 
nevertheless, when laboring under sickness, must be considered as 
having claims to assistance. In cases of long protracted disease, 



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instances of such a description do occur amongst those of the most 
industrious class. Such instances are still less rare among those 
women, who are either widowed, or worse than widowed. It hap- 
pens too frequently that modest and worthy women are united to 
men who are profligate and intemperate, hy whom they are left to 
endure disease and poverty, under the most aggravated forms. 
Among the children of such families also, instances are not rare of 
real suffering in sickness. 

" There are other persons, also, who are of great importance in 
society, to whom relief afforded by a hospital is exceedingly appro- 
priate. Such are generally those of good and industrious habits, 
who are affected with sickness, just as they are entering into active 
life, and who have not had time to provide for this calamity. Cases 
of this sort are frequently occurring. Disease is often produced by 
the very anxiety and exertions, which belong to this period of life ; 
and the best are the most liable to suffer. Of such a description, 
cases are often seen among journeymen mechanics, operatives in 
factories, and among servants. 

" Journeymen mechanics, and, more especially, operatives in fac- 
tories, commonly live in small boarding houses, where they have ac- 
commodations which are sufficient, but nothing more than sufficient, 
in health. When sick, they are necessarily placed in small, confined 
apartments, or in rooms crowded with their fellow-workmen. They 
are sheltered from the weather, and have food of some sort, and 
these must in many cases be the extent of their accommodations. 
Persons of this description would do well to enter a hospital, even if 
they had to pay the expense of their own maintenance. In most 
cases they would suffer less, and recover sooner by so doing. When, 
as sometimes happens, they have not the means of payment, they 
become objects of charity ; and the welfare of such persons should be 
considered among the strong motives in favor of establishing a hos- 
pital. 

'' Servants generally undergo great inconveniences, at least, when 
they are afflicted with sickness ; and oftentimes much more than in- 
conveniences. With so much difficulty is the care of them attended 
in private families, that many gentlemen would pay the board of 
their servants at a hospital, in preference to having them sick in their 
own houses. In some cases, however, neither the master nor the 
servant can afford the expense of proper care in sickness. Not un- 
commonly a young girl is taken sick in a large family, where she is 
the only servant. She lodges in the most remote corner of the house, 
in a room without a fireplace. The mistress is sufficiently occupied 
with the unusual labors, which are thrown on her, at a time, per- 
haps, when she is least fitted to perform them. Under such circum- 
stances, how can the servant receive those attentions, which are due 
to the sick ? Of Avliat use is it that the physician leaves a prescrip- 
tion ? — he goes the next day, and finds that there has not been time 
even to procure the remedies, which he had ordered. Meanwhile 
the period, in which they would have been useful, has passed away, 
and the incipient disease of yesterday has now become confirmed." 



49 

To the above may be added the subjects of accidental Avounds and 
fractures. Such occur most frequently among the poor and labor- 
ing classes ; and oftentimes life, or limbs, are endangered, if not lost, 
through want of the relief, which might be afforded in a well regu- 
lated hospital. 

Now all these classes we have amongst us, and some of them 
enter the House every year. Many more, who are deserving of the 
charity, and suffer greatly without it, would enter if the stigma 
alluded to were removed. A better provision would be made for 
them by the erection of the proposed building. There is no danger 
that the charity will be abused. "Persons of these descriptions 
would not be disposed to enter a hospital on every trivial occasion. 
But, when afflicted with serious indisposition, they would find in 
such an Institution an alleviation of their sufferings, which it must 
gladden the heart of the most frigid to contemplate." 

The expense attendant on such an establishment may, and pro- 
bably will be urged against its erection. Grant that the expense 
will be great, still it must be met : indeed, even now, it is forced from 
the community in one form or another. If we have, and we always 
shall have, the sick poor amongst us, they must not be left to suffer 
and die in misery and want. We must help them if we would not. 
And if the expense be any argument against the system of relieving 
the wretched and sick, congregated in a public hospital, it is a 
greater and far more conclusive one against supporting them, sepa- 
rately, in their own houses. The expense of the latter mode is obvi- 
ously greater beyond computation, and often comes upon those, who 
are not able to bear so heavy a burden. The support of the hospital 
contemplated will be borne by each individual citizen according to 
his ability, whereas the relief alluded to, though generally inade- 
quate, mostly comes from those whose relative equality of condition 
calls out the greater sympathy. On this point much more might be 
said, but enough. 

In a few months, judging by the past, the Almshouse will 
be crowded to its utmost: already it is much too full. The 
Superintendent has exerted all his ingenuity in the disposal of 
the inmates, and by his attention and kindness, and that of his 
family, the sick have been made comfortable and the well have not 
suffered. But if the house be filled, and applications still be made 
for public relief and support, as there will assuredly be, the applicants 
must be boarded out of the House with those who may be willing to re- 
ceive them, and expense beyond calculation will ultimately accrue. 

On the ground then of duty and humanity, on the ground of less 
comparative expense to the community in general and to the poor in 
particular; and, finally, as the necessity is urgent, and something 
must be done and done soon, the subject is urged upon you for seri- 
ous consideration. 

I remain, Gentlemen, your obedient servant, 

B. E. COTTING, 

RoxBURY, Jan. 31st, 1847. Physician to the AbnsJwuse. 

7 



50 



r 


No. 


Age. 


Occupation 


Country 


Habits 


Disorder 


- 


1 


20 


servant 


Ireland 


temperate 


typhoid fever 




2 


25 


laborer 


Germany 


not known 


(( 






3 


54 


(( 


Ireland 


(C 


(( 




' 


4 


18 


(( 


u 


temperate 


<( 






5 


18 


servant 


(« 


(( 


<( 






6 


20 


laborer 


(( 


not knovrn 


(C 






7 


21 


servant 


(( 


temperate 


(( 






8 


21 


(C 


(( 


(( 


ship fever 






9 


22 


laborer 


<t 


«t 


(( 






10 


19 


servant 


(( 


(( 


u 






11 


18 


laborer 


(( 


(( 


(C 


1 




12 


19 


servant 


C( 


(( 


(( 






13 


23 


laborer 


(( 


(( 


(( 






14 


26 


servant 


(( 


(( 


fever 






15 


40 


(C 


(( 


not known 


(( 






16 


18 


(( 


C( 


temperate 


(( 






17 


21 


laborer 


America 


not known 


(( 






18 


19 


servant 


Ireland 


temperate 


lung fever 






19 


67 


cc 


America 


(( 


bronchitis 






20 


50 


shoemak'r 


Ireland 


intemper. 


(( 


<o 




21 


27 


laborer 


England 


temperate 


(( 






22 


67 


servant 


Ireland 


intemper. 


asthma 


o 




23 


6m 




(( 




hooping cough 


na 


24 


63 


laborer 


America 


intemper. 


gastritis 






25 


56 


bl'ksmith 


(( 


(( 


gastralgia 


s 




26 


35 


laborer 


Ireland 


(( 


(« 




O 


27 


45 


(( 


England 


(( 


diarrhoea 


n3 




28 


30 


servant 


Ireland 


<( 


intox. &- effects 


0) 




29 


50 


laborer 




(C 


(( 


c3 




30 


32 


li 




(( 


(( 


.^3 




31 


37 


servant 




(( 


c; 


m 




32 


34 


laborer 




(( 


delirium trem. 


Q 




33 


40 


(( 


America 


(( 


(( 






34 


45 


C( 




(( 


(C 






35 


28 


(C 




(( 


(( 






36 


28 


trader 


Ireland 


<( 


cc 






37 


31 


servant 




(( 


C( 






38 


50 


(( 




<( 


(C 






39 


25 


(( 




(( 


(( 






40 


21 


C( 




temperate 


diarrhoea 






41 


21 


laborer 




intemper. 


syphilis 






42 


26 


(( 




(( 


(( 






43 


25 


(( 




(( 


(( 






44 


21 


servant 




(( 


mam. abscess 






45 


37 


mason 




<< 


ulcers 






46 


24 


laborer 




temperate 


scald 






47 


28 


(( 




intemper. 


c. c. fract. ankle 






48 


23 


(( 




temperate 


fract. thigh 






49 


13 


fact'ry boy 


America 


(( 


amputa'n, arm 






50 


37 


servant 




(( 


childbirth 






51 


32 


(( 




not known 


cc 




- 


52 


16 


<( 


[reland 


«( 


cc 





51 



No. 


Age. 


Occupation 


Country 


Habits 


Disorder 




53 


7 


Ireland 


, typhoid fever , 


" 


54 


34 


laborer 


(< 


intemper. 


a 




55 


27 


servant 


(. 


temperate 


«( 




56 


11 


c< 


(( 


<( 


(( 




57 


9 




(C 




(( 




58 


6 




<( 




(( 




59 


31 


laborer 


(( 


intemper. 


ship fever 




60 


49 


(( 


German 


not known 


fever 




61 


51 


(( 


Ireland 


intemper. 


(C 




62 


3 




C( 




(( 




63 


25 


laborer 


(C 


intemper. 


lung fever 




64 


58 


(C 


(( 


(( 


bronchitis 


oS 


65 


14 


servant 


America 




(C 


C/3 

9 


66 


7 




(( 




hooping cough 


o 


67 


5 




(( 




(( 


o 


68 


6 




Ireland 




(( 


•5 


69 


1 




(( 




(( 


'.2 


70 


1 




(( 




C( 


a 


71 


3 




(( 




(C 


'3 
S 


72 


56 


servant 


(( 


intemper. 


erysipelas 


73 


82 




America 


temperate 


diarrhoea 


p^ 


74 


4 




(( 




« 




75 


40 


laborer 


Ireland 


intemper. 


(( 




76 


73 


distiller 


America 


(1 


constipation 




77 


30 


laborer 


Ireland 


(( 


intox. & effects 




78 


25 


servant 


(( 


(< 


delirium trem's 




79 


28 


laborer 


America 


(( 


<( 




80 


23 


bl'ksmith 


Ireland 


4< 


syphilis 




81 


27 


servant 


(( 


({ 


dysmenorrhoea 




82 


7 




(( 




abscess 




83 


3 




England 




inflamed eyes 




84 


48 


laborer 


Ireland 


intemper. 


ulcer 


= 


85 


70 


(( 


America 


(( 


influenza 




86 


69 




(( 


not known 


rheumatism 


ni 


87 


50 


laborer 


Ireland 


intemper. 


inflamed eyes 


0) 

bD 


88 


35 


(( 


(( 


(( 


syphilis 




89 


25 


bl'ksmith 


(C 


(( 


stricture 


90 


37 


laborer 


America 


(( 


ulcer 


CO 

Q 


91 


30 


(( 


(( 


(( 


injury, head 


92 


28 


(( 


Ireland 


(( 


fract. arm 


, 


93 


34 


(( 


America 


(( 


inflamed eyes 




94 


40 


(( 


[reland 


(( 


2ndary syphilis 


^ 


95 


27 


(( 


(( 


(( 


(( 


•3 


96 


68 


currier 


America 


temperate 


ulcers 


>i 


97 


48 


chandler 


(( 


(( 


(( 




98 


53 


servant 


Ireland 


intemper. 


lameness 




99 


44 


(( 


(( 


(( 


epilepsy 


• 


100 


35 


laborer 


C( 


(( 


phthisis 


101 


65 


(( 


(( 


(( 


chron. bronchi. 


n3 


102 


19 


servant 


<( 


temperate 


" peritonitis 


<3P 
bo 


103 


51 


laborer 


(( 


intemper. 


inflamed eyes 


'^ 


104 


52 


C( 


(( 


(( 


ii 


CD 


105 


31 


shoemak'r 


France 


(( 


2ndary syphilis 


Q 


106 


28 


laborer 


Ireland 


u 


diseased spine 


. 



52 



' 


No. 


Age. 


Occupation. 


Country. 


Habits. 


Disorder. 


■^ 




107 


19 


servant 


Ireland 


temperate 


influenza 






108 


36 




(( 


intemper. 


chro. bronchi. 






109 


60 


laborer 


cc 


(( 


(( 






110 


67 


carpenter 


England 


c< 


(( 








Hi 


1 




Ireland 




prost. fr. abuse 




. 


112 


23 


servant 


i( 


temperate 


diarrhoea 






113 


52 


laborer 


America 


intemper. 


rheumatism 




a 


114 


18 


servant 


Ireland 


temperate 


hip disease 






i 


115 


35 


<( 


America 


not known 


oedema 






2 { 


116 


45 


laborer 


(C 


intemper. 


psoriasis 


> 


117 


47 


(( 


Scotland 


temperate 


ulcer 


1-3 


118 


18 


<c 


Ireland 


<( 


(( 




P 


119 


34 


servant 


America 


intemper. 


fract. ankle 




120 


16 


laborer 


Ireland 


temperate 


fract. clavicle 








121 


17 


(( 


(( 


(( 


perineal fistula 








122 


81 




England 


it 


old age 








123 


77 




Ireland 


intemper. 


(( 








124 


35 


servant 


America 


not known 


St. Vitus dance 








125 


60 


It 


Ireland 


C( 


palsy 






126 


52 


laborer 


(( 


temperate 


trichiasis 


_ 




127 


55 


servant 


(( 


C( 


insane 




128 


20 


(( 


<( 


(( 


u 


/ Sent to 


- 


129 


25 


(( 


<( 


intemper. 


<( 


\ Wor- 




130 


45 


laborer 


({ 


temperate 


(( 


( cester. 




131 


29 


n 


(( 


(( 


(( 


1 


. 


132 


51 


servant 


(C 


C( 


«{ 




6 

a 


133 


36 


<( 


(( 


(( 


<( 




CO < 


134 


65 


(( 


America 


(C 


u 






!— 1 


135 


53 


sailor 


(C 


intemper. 


«; 








136 


51 


tailor 


German 


(( 


(( 








137 


46 


laborer 


(( 


not known 


(( 


) Des( 

I ed 


jrt- 




138 


24 


servant 


Ireland 


(( 


11 


l. 




139 


7 




(( 




demented 


J 






140 


39 


servant 


America 


temperate 


cc 






. 


141 


103 




(( 


<( 


cc 


Died, 
Feb. I 


'46 


r 


142 


*46 


servant 


Ireland 


not known 




••••••••••••• . 

phthisis 


rtyj 




143 


17 


(C 


(( 


(C 


ship fever 


May 9 






144 


2 




<c 




phthisis 


Fune 28 




145 


28 


sailor 


Scotland 


intemper. 


cc 


July 2 




146 


54 


laborer 


America 


(( 


delirium trem. . 


luly 14 


•< 


147 


1 




<< 




phthisis J 


lugust 10 


148 


?30 


laborer ? 




intemper. 


delirium trem. 


cc 


14 




149 


22 


(( 


America 




typhoid fever 


cc 


27 




150 


38 


n 


Ireland 


intemper. 


dropsy i 


5ept. 11 




151 


45 


bl'ksmith 


England 


<« 


killed ( 


3ct. 29 


'. 


152 


30 


laborer 


German 


temperate 


lockjaw ] 


[)ec. r 


7 



5S 



Expense of Police and Watch, 

1846. From May 1, 1846, to Jan. 31, 1847, inclusive 

Aug. 5 To E. G. Perry- 
Sept. 7 Joseph Cracklin 

7 Manley O. Butler, 66 25 ; Jos J. Hastings, 85 OG 

11 Timothy Cook, 3 75] Wm. D. Cook, 85 00 

12 James Kelley, 1st, 85 00; E. G. Perry, 85 00 
Luke Jewett, 14 25 ; Manley O. Butler 18 75 

Oct. 7 E. G. Perry, 36 00 ; Luke Jewett, 11 75 

William Young, 16 37; Geo. R. Matthews, 16 25 
Henry J. V. Myers, 16 75 ; Jos. Hubbard, 18 75 
Oliver P. Payne, 16 25 ; Timothy Cook, 16 25 
A. y. Dodge, 18 74 ; Sam'l D. Rumrill, 16 25 
Manley O. Butler, IS 25, Joseph Cracklin, 16 25 
William D. Cook, 16 25 : John J. Hastings, 3 50 

No\r. 9 E. G. Perry, 45 33 ; Samuel D. Rumrill, 19 50 
Geo. R. Matthews, 19 50 ; Lyman Andrews, 18 75 
O. P. Payne, 20 12 ; Henry J. V. Myers, 19 50 
Luke Jewett, 20 00 ; Joseph Cracklin 19 50 
Manley O. Butler, 19 50 ; Andrew V. Dodge, 19 50 
Timothy Cook, 20 12; Joseph Hubbard, 19 50 
Wm. D. Cook, 20 12 ; E. G. Perry, 55 75 
Leonard Haynes, 

Dec. 3 E. G. Perry 42 00; Nathan W. Towne, 18 75 

Timothy Cook, 18 75 ; Lyman Andrews, 19 37 
H. J. V. Myers, 18 75 ; Andrew V. Dodge, 18 75 
Luke Jewett, 18 75 ; Oliver P. Payne, 18 75 
Joseph Hubbard, 18 75 ; Wm. D. Cook, 18 75 
Geo. R. Mathews, 18 75 ; Joseph Cracklin 18 75 
Samuel D. Rumrill 

1847. 

Jan. 20 Leonard Haynes, 30 70 ; E. G. Perry, 47 02 

Timothy Cook, 21 50 ; Andrew V. Dodge, 21 50 
Lyman Andrews, 21 50 ; Sam'l D. Rumrill, 21 50 
Joseph Cracklin, 21 50 ; Wm. D. Cook, 21 50 
Joseph Hubbard, 22 12 ; Oliver P. Payne, 21 50 
Geo. R. Matthews, 21 50 ; N. W. Towne, 21 50 

Feb. 20 James Kelley 1st, 43 25 ; Leonard Haynes, 5 00 
E. G. Perry, 77 27 ; Wm. D. Cook, 23 25 
Lyman Andrews, 23 25 ; Timothy Cook, 23 25 
Sam'l D. Rumrill, 23 25 ; Geo. R. Matthews, 23 25 
Oliver P. Payne, 23 25 ; Andrew V. Dodge, 23 25 
Joseph Cracklin, 23 25 ; Joseph Hubbard, 23 25 
Nathan W. Towne 

Amount carried over 2174 96 



47 00 


85 €0 


151 25 


88 75 


170 00 


33 00 


47 75 


32 62 


35 50 


32 50 


35 00 


34 50 


19 75 


64 83 


38 25 


39 62 


39 50 


39 00 


39 62 


75 87 


107 30 


60 75 


38 12 


37 50 


37 50 


37 50 


37 50 


18 12 


77 72 


43 00 


43 00 


43 00 


43 62 


43 00 


48 25 


100 62 


46 50 


46 50 


46 50 


46 50 


23 25 



54 

Amount brought over 2174 96 

Amount expended less the appropriat^ns 825 04 

3000 00 
1846. 

May. By appropriation 2000 00 

1847. 
Feb. IS By further appropriation 1000 00 

3000 00 



Building Watch House. 

1846. 

Sep. 22. To cash paid Francis Smith 315 53 

July 20. By appropriation from Contingent Fund 315 53^ 



Eepairs on City Hall, 

1846. 

Sept. 6 To William P. Haley, settees 
John C. Hubbard, chairs 
Fulton Iron Foundry Co. iron pillars 
George McDonald, mahogany posts and rails 
10 Cornelius Briggs, mahogany tables 
Henry Cunningham, trimmings 
J. &.. J. E. Hall, sundries 
12 W. & S. Phipps <fc Co. sundries 
14 Lows, Ball & Co. chandeliers, &c. 
22 Stephen Hammond, to repairs and alterations 
as per contract 
Oct. 1 Stephen Smith, for desk 
Dec. 17 Nathaniel Adams, labor, &c. 
John L. Hanson, labor, &c. 



1846, 

May By appropriation 

June By transfers from Contingent Fund 

1847. 

Jan. 25 By tranfers from Contingent Fund 



55 50 


214 50 


45 98 


43 00 


259 00 


2 50 


4 50 


13 oa 


84 00 


1365 00 


15 00 


11 75 


28 10 


2141 83 


1000 00 


1025 00 


116 83 



2141 83 



Ob 

Pay of City Officers. 

John J. Clarke, Mayor 

Joseph W. Tucker, City Clerk 

Joshua Seaver, Clerk of the Council 

Abraham F. Howe, as Assessor 

Joshua Seaver, " " 

William Evans " " 

Josiah Richardson, as Assistant Assessor 

Gera Farnum " 

David Simpson " 

J. P. Robinson, " 

Aaron D. Williams " 

John E. Williams " 

Henry Sweetser " 

Judson Chapin " 

Horace Bacon, as Messenger 

Joseph W. Dudley, Treasurer and Collector 

Amount expended less appropriation 

1846. 

May. By appropriation 

Eoxbury Grammar School. 

1846. 

Sept. 10 To cash paid Enoch Bartlett, Treasurer 125 00 

Dec. 22 To cash paid Enoch Bartlett, Treasurer 125 00 

1846. 250 00 

May. By appropriation 250 00 

Oil and Lighting Lamps. 

1846 

Aug. 5 Josiah D. Jenness 

E. G. Perry 

Sept. 4 William Seaver 

Oct. 8 George A. Simmons 

Nov. 2 Faunoe & Richards 

9 Josiah D. Jenness 

Dec. 3 Timothy Barnaby 

22 William Seaver 

23 Elijah Lewis 

Amount carried over 327 68 



450 00 


375 00 


112 50 


150 00 


150 00 


150 00 


10 00 


10 00 


10 00 


10 00 


10 00 


10 00 


10 00 


10 00 


100 00 


825 00 


2392 50 


787 50 


3180 00 


3180 00 



47 25 


18 75 


38 50 


99 10 


2 24 


45 60 


18 75 


39 64 


17 95 



Amount brought over 327 68 



1847 




Jan. 1 


Hewins & Fisher 


20 


Calvin Bird 


Feb. 2 


George A. Simmons 


3 


Timothy Barnaby 




Josiah D. Jenness 



Amount expended less appropriation 



68 


40 


5 


33 


115 


10 


18 75 


45 


50 


580 76 


219 24 



800 00 



1846 

May 


By appropriation 


800 00 


1846 
Oct. 7 
26 
Nov. 13 
Dec. 29 

1847 
Feb. 3 


Lamps and Posts. 

To Henry A. Robinson, lamp post 
George Center, repairs of lamps 
James Card, iron work 
Ezra T. Hall " 

George Center, repairs 
George B. Davis " 

Amount expended less appropriation 
By appropriation 


1 75 
16 70 

1 25 
50 

2 75 
2 75 




25 70 
74 30 


1846 

May 


100 00 
100 00 


1847 
Feb. To 


Guide Boards, (fee. 

Uriah T. Brownell 

Amount expended less appropriation 

By appropriation 


20 40 
179 60 


1846 
May 


200 00 
200 00 



57 

Militarj Services. 

1846. Nov. 16 To Norfolk Guards 240 00 

Roxbury Artillery 275 00 

1847 515 00 

Jan. 30 By cash received of State Treasurer 515 00 

Powder for Fourth of July. 

1846 
July 7 To John L. Stanton 75 00 

May. By appropriation 75 00 

Principal and Interest of the City Debt Paid. 

1846 
May 26 To William Whiting Treasurer for Principal and 

Interest, Savings Institution 1120 00 

Oct. 1 Estate John Parker, Principal and Interest 1240 00 

Boston Provident Institution for Savings, 

Principal and Interest 1725 00 

Suffolk Savings Bank for Seamen and others, 

Principal and Interest 2846 67 

People's Bank, Principal and Interest 513 83 

Nov 9 Isaac Davis, Interest on 2000 00 120 00 

1847 
Jan. 1 Boston Provident Institution for Savings, interest 102 45 
James Parker, Interest on 8000 00 at 5^ per cent 440 00 
17th Annual Payment of Almshouse Land 150 00 

8257 95 
1846 
May By appropriation 8130 00 

Dec. 28 Transferred from the appropria. for over drafts 127 85 

8257 95 

Interest for Over Drafts. 

1846 
Sept. 4 People's Bank 18 38 

Oct. 7 People's Bank 84 06 

I02I4 
Amount expended less appropriation 119 71 



1846 222 15 

May. By appropriation 222 15 

8 



58 a 

County Tax. 

1846 
Oct. 23 To Cash paid John Buliard 2040 02 

1846 
May. By appropriation 2040 02 



Abatement of Taxes, 

1847 
Feb. To abatement of Taxes, 1846-7 1347 50 

Amount expended less appropriation 52 50 



1400 00 
1846 
May By appropriation 1000 00 

Additional appropriation 400 00 



1400 00 



Repairs of Highways. 



Statement of the Amount Expended in the repairs of 
Highways in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, from May 1, 1846, 
to Jan. 31, 1847, inclusive. 

1846. 

June 2 To Isaac H. Meserve, 87 00 ; John Gunning, 3 00 90 00 

3 John Hurley, 19 83 ; John Cokeley, 46 33 66 16 

July 2 J. A. Perry & Co. 30 53 ; Thos. Craigg, 21 75 52 28 

7 John Feaney, 18 00 ; Michael Glynn, 30 63 48 63 

8 Stephen Faunce, 10 50 ; John Watch, 19 67 30 17 
10 John Cokely, 18 17; Michael Freeman, 19 50 37 67 

Sweeney & Welch, 60 60 ; John Wallace, 24 25 84 85 
Aug. 5 John Feaney, 8 75; John Wallace, 5 50 14 25 

Thomas Craigg, 9 50 ; Aaron Young, 4 50 14 00 

Michael Glynn, 15 46 ; Sweeney & Welch, 50 62 66 08 
John Cokely, 72 51 ; Richard Weeks, 6 16 78 67 

Sep. 12 John Hurley, 13 17; John Fearney, 4 00 17 17 

Faucett & Davis, 227 25 ; Chas. Wentworth, 8 00 235 25 
James McCuen, 24 25 ; Sweeney & Welch, 47 50 71 75 
Sam'l Thomson, 8 85 ; Roger Drury, 58 50 67 35 

Michael Glynn, 24 79 ; John Wallace, 23 25 48 04 

Thos. Craig, 22 25 ; W. & L. E. Griffin, 120 00 142 25 

Amount carried over 1144 57 



m 

Amount brought over 1144 57 

Oct. 7 John Wallace, 23 50 ; Thomas Craigg, 17 50 41 00 

Sweeney & Welch, 47 50 ; M. Glynn, 26 83 74 33 

J. McCuen, 23 50 ; Fitzmaurice & Smith, 140 83 164 33 

John Watson, 3 33 ; Daniel Mahan, 22 50 25 83 

Alden Graham, 2 00 ; Patrick O'Beirne, 92 50 94 50 

B. H. Ropes, 2 00 ; Nicholas Wall, 1 50 3 50 

James Dorsey, 1 50 ; Faucett, Davis <fc Co. 37 25 38 75 

23 Leonard Hyde, 60 60 ; Wm S. Heath, 25 95 86 55 

^ovA3 Sweeney & Welch, 45 93; James Card, 78 84 124 77 

Wesley Cotton, 5 00 ; Samuel Weld, 12 33 17 33 

John Wallace, 8 GO ; Daniel Mahan, 3 00 11 00 

S. Shaw, 18 67; Michael Glynn, 25 67 44 34 

James McCucn, 9 75 ; Thomas Craigg, 3 50 ' 13 25 

Dec. 14 Isaac Curtis, 21 20 ; Elijah Lewis, 25 78 46 98 

Overseers of the Poor, for labor 1763 19 

22 Isaac Wyman, 40 75; Roger Naughton, 50 33 91 08 

P. O'Beirne, 4 50 ; James McCuen, 5 50 10 00 

Jona. W. Waldron, 15 00 ; Obed Rand, 9 75 24 75 

Michael Glynn, 15 17; Sweeney & Welch, 36 25 51 42 

Roger Drury, 11 25; Joseph CrawshaWj 7 75 19 00 

^'i Isaac Curtis, 13 25 ; Wesley Cotton, 11 00 24 25 



Jan. 20 J. A Perry & Co. 30 08; John Griggs, 10 40 40 48 

Horn, Sinclair & Co. 24 25 ; C. Wentworth, 1 5t5 25 75 

I Samuel Poole, 6 58; John R. Howard, 1 17 7 75 

Eben'r Ryerson, 4 ; Stephen P. Fuller, 10 00 14 00 

Overseers of the Poor, for labor 19 50 



4042 20 
Amount esLpended less appropriations 957 80 

5000 00 
1846. 

May By appropriation 4000 GO 

1847. Feb. 15. By additional appropriation 1000 00 



5000 00 

^Statement of the Amount Expended on tlie Highways in 
Wards 6 & 7, from May 1, 1846, to Jan. 31, 1847, 
inclusive, 

1846. 

July 25 To Lewis Grandy, labor on Curtis st. 485 91 

Sep. 24 Joseph W. Paige, 143 60 ; James Ahem, 8 62 152 22 

Nathan'l Curtis, 7 40 ; Joel Seaverns, 43 75 51 15 

R. A. Lamb, 25 00 ; Joseph Williams, 85 50 110 50 

Oct. 8 Owen Donnally, 18 75 ; Josiah Seaverns, 6 88 25 63 



Amount carried over 825 41 



60 

Amount brought over 825 41 

Oct. 8 Wm. McNabough, 3 12; Edward Hayes, 21 25 24 37' 

Eliphalet Hayes, 5 00; Edw. McGuckian, 36 25 41 25 

23 John H. Davis, 87 51 ; James Nugent, 10 00 97 51 

31 Maurice Ahem, 17 50 ; James Ahern, 3 13 20 63 

Nov. 3 Joseph M. Weld, 7 00 ; Thomas Pealey, 6 87 13 87 

Stedman Williams, 95 99 ; J. Parkinson, 78 75 174 74 

10 Geo. Brooman, 100 12; Sam'l Champion, 1 I2 101 24 

John Kelley, 1 25 ; Micael McMullen, 7 50 8 75 

Aaron Joy, 1 25; Estate Abr'am Hodgdon, 17 44 18 69 

Dec. 6 Cornelius Kelley, 6 87 ; William Cheever, 5 62 12 49 

Edw. McGuckian, 23 12; O. Donnally, 42 50 65 62 

Peter McNeil, 93 75 : Paul Gore, 13 50 107 25 
1847. 

Jan. 19 Enslin & Ayres, 17 50; Aaron Joy, 3 75 21 25 

Edw. McGuckian, 6 50; Geo. Brooman, 32 62 39 12 

George W. Corbett, 1 20; Owen Donnally, 4 50 5 70 

Samuel C. Hill, 44 37 Joseph M. Weld, 26 00 70 37 

Feb. I Patrick Leonard, 3 75 ; Peter Kelley, 2d, 18 88 22 63^ 

Jahn H. Davis, 48 12 ; Owen Hayes, 14 87 62 9^ 

Samuel Hills, 11 75 ; Wm. B. Roberts, 9 70 21 45 

Thomas Killian, 3 00 ; Peter Kelley, 9 00 12 00 

George James, 5 18 ; Joseph Williams, 70 25 75 43 

Eben. Murray, 42 75 ; James Greenough, 93 85 136 60 

James Ahern, 2 50 ; Daniel Brims, 10 00 12 50 

Thomas Fealey, 99 92 ; Kilby Page, 1 69 101 61 

J. E. & G. H. Williams, 8 75 ; D. S. Smalley 10 00 18 75 

John J. Low, 8 04 ; Eben. Weld, Jr. 5 62 13 66 

Benj. May, 12 25 : Nathan' I Weld, 25 00 37 25 



Ammint Expended less the approptiations 

184& 
May By Appropriation' 

Dec. 14 Transfer from Contingent Fund for Curtis' st. 
Dec. 24 Isaac H. Cary, subscription to Curtis' st. 

1847 
Jan. 12 L. M. Sargent " « 

Charles A. White " " 

John Parkinson " '^ 

Feb. By adklitional appropriation 



2163 13 


84 7& 


2247 9J 


1000 00; 


485 91 


25 OO 


100 00 


25 00 


12 00 


600 00 



2247 91 



61 

The money expended in repairing the Highways, in wards 6 &. f 
has been laid out as follows : 

Curtis Street 663 13 

Centre Street 419 21 

Green Street 304 46 

Pond Street 286 82 

South Street 250 40 

Walnut Street 179 74 

Canterbury 59 37 



2163 13 

Statement of the Amount Expended in repairing High'* 
ways, in Ward 8, from May 1, 1846, to Jan. 31, 1847, 
inclusive. 

1846. 

Dec. 3. To each paid William Keith, 
Michael Whittemore 

Lawrence Higgins, 40 62 ; Aaron Cass, 16 40 
Henry S. Whittemore, 40 50 : Chas. Heath, 1 16 

1847. 

Feb. 1 Geo. W. Mann, 15 62 ; Enslin & Ayers, 18 12 

D. B. Chamberlain, 11 87 ; A. M. Newton, 27 25 

T. Mayo, 5 12 ; Wm. Keith, 36 87 

Nath'l Currier, 8 25 ; Mason Basto, 20 00 

James Wiggins, 5 50 ; Aaron Cass, 1 00 

Michael Dervin, 16 87; George Hall, 53 94 

John Cox, 6 25 ; Ruggles, Nourse & Mason, 3 29 

Benj'n Guild, 6 43 ; Edward P. W. Esty, 1 50 

Bartholomew White, 3 50 ; Joseph Harper, 1 25 

Chas. P. Hartshorn, 4 40 ; Jacob Went worth, 1 1 25 15 65 

504 72 
Amount expended less the appropriation 495 28 

1846. ' 1000 00 

May By appropriation 1000 00 

Contingent Expenses, 

Fom May i, 1846, to Jan. 31, 1847, inclusive. 

1846 

June 30 Norfolk Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 170 50 

July 6 Roxbury Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 4 50 

8 Richardson & Robbins, labor on hay scales 46 43 

Benj. Loring & Co. stationery 14 87 

Amount carried over 236 30 



146 26 


1 50 


57 02 


41 66 


33 74 


39 12 


41 99 


28 25 


6 50 


70 81 


9 54 


7 93 


4 75 



m 

Amount brought ovef 

8 Dutton & Wentworth, for Revised Statutes 
Joshua Seaver, postage 
Nathan' I Adams, labor 
Charles Marsh, sundries 

9 John Marsh, stationery 
25 J. M. South wick, '' 

Oliver Holman & Co. books and stationery 

Nathan H. Glines, attending ward meetings 

E. G. Perry, for taking number of births 
Sept. 4 Edw. L. Keyes, for printing ordinances, &.C. 

Roxbury Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 
f Geo. N. Kent, sundries 

E. G. Perry, watchman's hooks, rattles, &c. 

George B. Davis, repairing glass 
24 Ephraim S. Harrington, lamps and camphene 

Manning, Glover & Co. mattresses, watch house 

Wilkins, Carter & Co. stationery 

Benj. Loring, & Co. " 

4 Joseph W. Tucker, for recording births 

Henry H. Williams, for oil 
14 John Seaver, for returns of deaths 

Leonard Haynes, for services 
12 Joseph G. Torrey, for printing 
14 Eayrs & Fairbanks, for stationery 

21 Charles G. Bird, damages widening Dudley st. 
30 Rebecca Hill, '' " " " 

Dec. 3 A. R. Mathes, for horse hire 
Henry Robinson, for labor 
16 Allen Putnam, for fuel 

22 Oliver Holman & Co. stationery 
Webber &. Williams, for use of hall 
G. Read, ag't. for rent of Octagon Hall, &c. 
Wm. Ward, Jr. for charcoal 
Wm. C. Wheelwright, for labor 
Daniel Jackson, attendance as witness 
Erasmus Day, " " " 
Thomas Adams, attendance as witness, &c. 
David A. Simmons, for professional services 
Phineas S. Fisk, damages and cost of court 
Wm. Colburn, attendance as witness 
Aaron D. Adams, hardware 

29 Nathan' 1 Adams, sundries 

E. G. Perry, attending ward meetings 

Manley O. Butler, notifying and attending ward 

meetings 7^ 00 

Luke Jewett, notifying and attending ward 

meetings 10 00 

Amount carried over 1522 09 



236 30 


6 00 


9 74 


2 00 


2 50 


7 15 


20 12 


21 99 


3 00 


25 10 


97 25 


30 78 


1 75 


22 60 


4 00 


14 67 


62 25 


5 31 


14 37 


40 00 


10 50 


4 05 


7 75 


197 81 


34 00 


127 50 


75 50 


2 50 


8 97 


43 58 


91 


10 00 


102 00 


5 00 


2 00 


1 20 


I 24 


5 05 


30 00 


193 80 


2 20 


3 25 


2 60 


7 00 



\ 



Amount brought over 1522 09 

Dec. 29 Jacob Hodgden, for use Baptist Vestry 12 00 

Free Will Baptist society, for use of vestry 6 00 

Benj. Guild, notifying and attending ward 

meetings 11 00 

1847 
Jan. 1 Francis N. Mitchell, for city seal 82 00 

John H. Davis, for notifying and attending 
ward meetings 
16 Wm. F. Homer, spittoons for City Hall 
Daniel Cummings & Co. mats " " 
T. P. & J. Durantj making carpet, &c. 
Eliphalet Baker, & Co. carpet 
Calvin Bird, use of stove at Octagon Hall 
City Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 
A. R. Coburn & Co. stabling for horses 
Kittredge &- Blakes, sink at City Hall 
Charles Marsh, lamps at City Hall 
Calvin Bird, stove, &c. watch house 
Henry Pratt, sundries 
Amory F. Sherman, for filling reservoir 
Horace Bacon, notifying and attending meetings 
19 Nathan H. Glines " " '•' 

George G. Dow, damage rec'd. on Dudley st. 
John C. Warren, land purchased by the City 
Feb. 1 Eben'r Dudley, labor on burying ground, 
Water street 
George B. Davis, repairs 
H. H. Williams, oil for City Hall 
Eayrs & Fairbanks, stationery 
J. T. Bicknell, & Co. " 
O. Holman, & Co. " 

U. T. Brownell, setting glass in watch house 
Jas. H. Cushman, damages widening Dudley st. 
5 Joseph G. Torrey, printing 

Theodore T. Kimball, damages received on 

highways in Jan. 1840 
Isaac H. Meserve, summonsing witnesses, 

&c for do. 
Moses Pond, for furnace for City Hall 
Nelson Curtis, for setting furnace in City Hall 
David Simpson, building coal house, &c. 
W. O. Haskell, settees for City Hall 
Richard Bond, plan and specifications 
D. Simpson, fixtures and stoves in City Hall 
Benj. F. Ayers, graining and varnishing 
Overseers of Poor, for labor, grading, &c. 
Andrew W. Newman, repairs on hay scales 

Amount carried over 5792 87 



12 50 


10 00 


7 39 


17 01 


137 32 


2 50 


157 25 


4 00 


6 50 


3 67 


10 23 


4 00 


20 00 


; 16 51 


6 00 


12 00 


2101 38 


67 62 


3 75 


34 26 


2 60 


7 25 


2 52 


1 84 


29 00 


142 85 


549 02 


25 39 


52 55 


73 12 


211 00 


162 80 


26 00 


193 50 


6 00 


26 73 


13 72 



Feb. 5 



1846. 
May. 

July 27 
Aug. 3 
18 
Sep. 13 
Oct. 22 
Nov. 14 

1847. 
Jan. 8 
30 
Feb. 30 



64 



Amount brought over 
C, P. & B. R. Curtis, for professional services 
Amos Cotting, agent for interest 
E. S. Rand, for examining records 
Joshua Seaver, for Clerk of Assessors 
William Little, for damages received 
Thomas M. Mosely, for surveying 
Four per cent, discount allowed on all taxes 
paid prior Oct. 1, 1846 



Amount expended less appropriation 



By appropriation 

By overplus in casting taxes 
Patrick Garrity, for license 
Patrick Kelley, for " 
Robert Seaver, receipts of Hay Scales 
Licenses of dogs 
George B. Davis, house rent 
State Treasurer, being the City's proportion 

of School Fund 

Thomas Dillon, for license 
Lincoln Fearing, for rent of land 
A. W. Newman, receipts of Hay Scales 
Town of Brookline, County tax 
George B. Davis, house rent 
H. & G. W. Pierce, rent of market 
A. & A. W. Putnam, rent of wharf 
Robert Seaver, receipts of Hay Scales 
By additional appropriation 



5792 87 
30 00 
14 70 
35 00 
25 00 
40 00 
4 00 

2176 12 



8117 69 


447 89 


8565 68 


4006 73 


1989 88 


8 00 


8 00 


20 76 


13 00 


100 00 


403 14 


16 00 


10 00 


90 11 


19 60 


50 00 


150 00 


150 00 


30 36 


1500 00 



8565 58 



City Treasurer's Account. 

1846. DR. 

May. To cash borrowed of Suffolk Saving Institu- 
tion for seamen and others, to pay all 
bills and accounts, prior to May 1, 1846. 
cash received of State Treas. on pauper ac't 
cash received of William S. Ewell 
cash received of City of Boston pauper ac't 
cash received town of Brookline, " " 

Amount carried over 



8000 00 


1159 78 


81 00 


128 28 


13 65 



9382 71 



65 



ay 



July 


28 


Aug 


. 3 




18 


Sep. 


13 


Oct. 


22 


Nov. 14 


Dec. 


24 


1847. 


Jan. 


8 




12 




30 


Feb. 


I 



Amount brought over 
Amount of tax assessed and committed to me 

to collect for 1846 and 7 
Cash received of Patrick Garrity, for license 
cash of Patrick Kelley, for " 

cash of Robert Seaver, onac'tofhay scales 
cash for dog licenses 
cash of Geo. B. Davis, for house rent 
cash of State Treas. of the School Fund 
cash of Isaac H. Carey, for rep's on Curtis st. 

cash of Thomas Dillon, for license 

cash of L. M. Sargent, for rep's on Curtis st. 

cash of Charles A. White " " 

cash of John Parkinson " " 

cash of the State, for military services 

cash of Chemical Co. for rent of land, to June 1 

cash of Andrew W. Newman, for income of 

Hay Scales 
cash from the town of Brookline, for taxes 
cash of George B. Davis, for house rent 
cash of H. & G. W. Pierce, for rent of market 
cash of A. <fe A. W. Putnam, for rent of wharf 
cash of Robert Seaver, for income of Hay Scales 
cash of Edwin Lemist, for discount on two bills 



9382 71 



68221 


50 


8 


00 


8 


00 


20 


76 


13 


00 


100 


00 


403 


14 


25 


00 


16 


00 


100 


00 


25 


00 


12 


00 


515 


00 


10 00 


90 


11 


19 


60 


50 00 


150 00 


150 00 


30 36 


5 87 


79356 05 



1846. 

May 



1847. 
Feb. 



CR. 

By cash paid for support of schools, prior to 

May 1, 1846 
cash pd Fire Department, prior to May 1, 1846 
cash paid for support of poor " 

cash paid for rep's of Almshouse ^• 
cash paid for rep's of highways " 
cash pd for oil, and lighting lamps " 
cash paid for contingent expenses " 
cash paid Samuel Guild, Esq. for over drafts, 

prior to the City organization 

1. By cash paid City debt and interest 
cash paid for fuel for schools 
cash paid for new school house, Elm st. 
cash paid for rent of Eliot School 
cash paid for new school house, Edinboro' st. 
cash paid for addition to Washington School 

Amount carried over 



3681 


18 


1088 


59 


1473 03 


197 


71 


156 


55 


144 22 


316 


17 


1937 


16 


8257 95 


671 


01 


2989 


15 


225 


00 


2967 42 


2931 


39 


27036 53 



66 

Amount brought over 
Feb. 1. By cash paid for books for schools 

" for pay of school teachers 

" for eonlingent expenses of schools 

" for powder for 4th of July 

" for repairs of Almshouse 

" for support of poor 

" for oil, and lighting lamps 

" for repairs of City Hall 

" for interest to People's Bank 

'• for Roxbnry Grammar School 

" for building watch house 

" for lamps and posts 

" for guide boards 

" for County tax 

" for repairs of highways, in wards 1, 2, 3, 

4 and 5 

" for repairs of highways in wards 6 and 7 

" for repairs of highways in ward 8 

" for pay of militia 

" for reservoirs 

" for police and watch 

" for salaries of City officers 
" " of firemen 

*' for contingent expenses of Fire Department 2131 63 

" for contingent expenses 8117 69 

" for abatement of taxes 1347 50 



27036 63 


119 U 


9709 61 


1965 99 


75 00 


469 50 


4282 42 


580 76 


2141 83 


102 44 


250 00 


315 53 


25 70 


20 40 


2040 02 


4042 20 


2163 13 


504 72 


515 00 


1299 00 


2174 96 


2392 50 


2581 18 



76404 38 
Balance on hand 2951 67 



79356 05 
JOSEPH W. DUDLEY, City Treasure?. 
Roxbury, March 2dy 1847. 



2276 


65 


1000 


00 


3000 


00 


3000 00 


5333 33 


8000 00 


3000 00 


27609 


98 



67 

City Debt 

The Bebt of the City of Roxbury to sundry individuals 
and corporations, Feb. 1, 1847, was as follows : 

Isaac Davis, 6 per cent. 2000 00 

Provident Institution for Savings, in Boston, 4| per 

cent, in advance 
Roxbury Savings Institution, 6 per cent. 
Estate of the late John Parker, 6 per cent. 
Provident Institution for Savings, in Boston, 5 percent. 
Suffolk Savings Bank, for seamen and others, 6 percent. 
James Parker, 5^ per cent. 
John C Warren, for land purchased of him 



City Property, 

Schedule of the Real and Personal Property of the City 
of Roxbury, 1847. 

The City Hall. ' 

Dudley School House, Kenilworth Street. 
Dudley School House, Bartlett Street. 
Washington School House, Washington Street. 
Westerly School House, in West Roxbury. 

PRIMARY SCHOOL HOUSES, Viz: 

Nos. 1 and 2, School House, Sumner street. 
Nos. 3 and 16, School House, Centre street. 
No. 4, School House, Washington street. 
No. 5, School House, Centre street. 
No. 7, School House, Upper Canterbury. 
No. 8, School House, Spring street. 
No. 9, School House, Lower Canterbury. 
No. 10, School House, near Grove Hall. 
No. 11, School House, Mill Dam. 
No. 12, School House, Yeoman street. 
No. 18, School House, near the Toll Gate. 
No. 22, School House, Elm street. 
No. 23, School House, Edinboro' street. 
Nos. 13 and 15, School House, Oxford street. 
Nos. 14 and 17, School House, Yeoman street. 
Nos. 19 and 20, School House, Orange street. 



68 



ENGINE HOUSES. 

No. 1, Engine House, Dudley street. 



" 2, " 




u 


Centre street. 


- 3, " 




ii 


connected with No. 5 School house. 


u 4^ u 




u 


Jamaica Plain. 


" 5, " 




li 


West Roxbury. 


" 6, " 




ii 


Eustis street. 


U J^ u 




ii 


Ruggles street. 


engines, with 


h 


Dse 


carriages, suction and leading hose^ 



Seven e 
with all the necessary apparatus attached to the same. 

Hook and ladder carriage, with hooks and ladders. 

Almshouse, and about eleven acres of land, cost an annual pay- 
ment of $ 150, which commenced 1832, and will cease in 1882. 

Land, (Munroe Farm,) consisting of about twenty acres, situated 
between Warren and Walnut streets. 

Land, purchased of Dr. John C. Warren, (28341 feet,) on War- 
ren Place. 

Dwelling house, Washington street. 

City wharf, at the Point. 

Flats, about seventy acres, in the Empty Basin. 

Hay Scales — one on Eustis street, one on Jamaica Plain. 

. STOCK AND UTENSILS ON HAND, AT ALMSHOUSE. 

1 yoke of oxen, 3 cows, 3 horses, 11 hogs, 2 horse wagons and 
harness, 1 horse cart and two harnesses, 3 ox carts, 1 ox wagon, 1 
ox sled, 5 ox yokes, 1 harrow, 1 stone drag, 3 ploughs, drills, stone 
hammers, picks, ox chains, &c., &c., — value of J|1000. 

PRODUCE AND FUEL ON HAND. 

50 bushels potatoes, 1400 pounds pork, 10 tons hay, 4 tons car- 
rots, 20 bushels onions, 300 cabbages, 7 cords wood, and 8 tons 
coal, — value of $450. Bedsteads, beds and bedding, &c., $500. 



.>iv 69 

It will be seen that the expenses of the Town and City govern- 
ment from February 1, 1846, to February 1, 1847, are greatly in- 
creased from the year previous, and the Committee think it might 
be well to state in what departments these expenditures have been 
made. 

The total amount of expenditures from Feb. 

1, 1846, to February 1, 1847, was 
Amount expended from Feb. 1, 1845, to 

Feb. 1, 1846, was 
Making an excess of expenditures 

EXTRAORDINARY EXPENDITURES 

Land purchased of John C. Warren 

Repairs on City Hall 

Building watch house 

Furnace, stoves, furniture, and out-buildings 

to the City Hall, &c. 
Theodore T. Kimball, case against Town 

of Roxbury 
Damages for widening Dudley street 

Still leaving an excess of 
Which is accounted for in the expenses of I 
schools more than last year ^ 

Police and watch, more than last year 



Thus it will be seen, that the great increase of expenses has 
been in building school houses, and the increase of pay to teachers, 
and other incidental expenses of the school department. 

It will also be observed, that the police and watch expenditures 
have been large, compared with the previous year. Whether this 
expenditure will be continued, it will be for the next City Coun- 
cil to determine. 



78611 SO 




62457 63 




"nTTTD TIO 


16154 17 


1 UK Lb. 

2116 08 




2141 83 




315 53 




923 42 


' 


574 41 




233 00 


6304 27 


f 


9849 90 


7971 11 




2161 64 




10132 57 





The undersigned have examined the accounts of the City 
Treasurer, and find them correctly kept and properly 
avouched for ; and would take this opportunity to express 
our entire approbation for the prompt and faithful manner 
in which that officer has discharged his duties as Treasurer 
and Collector of this city. 

SAMUEL JACKSON, ^ 
MOSES DAY, / Commmee 

JOHN L. D'WOLF, > on 
LINUS B. COMINS, K^ccounts, 
JOSEPH R. WELD, J 
Roxbtiry, March 2d, 184:7.