(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Children's Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "[City documents, 1847-1867]"

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 




3 9999 06660 790 2 



■^■■■IWI 



* \q <b 5 \ . e. 



5 



^ 



•>' » 






I 







^J 



City Document — JVb. 11. 

THE 

SECOND 

ANNUAL EEPORT 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS 

ON THE 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 

OF THE 

CITY OE KOXBURY: 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31st, 1848 




ROXBURY: 

JOSEPH G. TORREY, CITY PRINTER. 



1848. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In Common Council, February 14th, 1848. 

Ordered, That twenty-two hundred copies of the Annual 
Report of the Receipts and Expenditures of the City, made 
out by the Committee on Accounts, with such other Docu- 
ments as may be appended thereto, be printed under the di- 
rection of said Committee, and distributed among the inhab- 
itants of the City- 
Passed and sent up for concurrence, 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 

In Board of Aldermen, February 14, 1848. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



REPORT 



COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS. 



The Joint Standing Committee on Accounts in compliance 
with the provisions of the 3d section of the Ordinance 
establishing a system of Accountability in the Expendi- 
tures of the City, requiring that " they shall on or before 
the first Monday in March annually, and whenever re- 
quested by the City Council, or either branch thereof, 
report to the City the whole amount of accounts, claims 
and demands allowed " by them, respectfully 

REPORT: 

That the amount of accounts, claims, and demands 
allowed by them during the year ending January 31st, 
1848, is $96,u35 97 

They have prepared a statement of the Receipts and Ex- 
penditures of the City for the same period, with the details 
under their separate heads. 

The balance remaining in the Treasury, Feb. 

1, 1847, was $2,951 67 

And the amount received for the year from all 

sources, as per account of the Treasurer, is 99,177 71 



Making a total of $102,129 38 

Of this sum there was received — 

For Taxes assessed, 1847, $77,690 31 

From loans, as per account of 

City Debt, .... 16,000 00 
From cities and towns for sup- 
port of Paupers, . . . 678 59 



Amount carried forward, 94,368 90 



Amount brought forward, $94,368 90 

From Income from City Prop- 
erty, 729 09 

From Commonwealth for City's 

proportion of School Fund, . 490 39 

From Commonwealth for Mili- 
tary Services, . . . 420 00 

And from all other sources which 
will be found in detail in the 
account of the Treasurer an- 
nexed, 6,121 00 

$102,129 38 

The amount of Expenditures, for which bills, accounts and 
demands have been allowed and ordered to be paid, 
including the payments of the City Debt, is $96,035 97 

And these Expenditures were chargeable to 
the following appropriations or accounts, 
viz : — 

To Schools, for Teachers 



sala- 
ries, fuel, contingencies, rent 
of Eliot, and appropriation to 
Grammar School, . 

New School House on Eustis 
street, .... 

New School House on Vernon 
street, .... 

Support of Poor in addition to 
their earnings, 

Repairs of Alms House, . 

Fire Department, including new 
Engine, No. 4, 

Reservoirs, 

City Debt and Interest, 

Watch and Police, 

Pay of City Officers, 

Repairs of Highways, 

Discounts on and Abatements of 
Taxes, 

Militia, . 

Oil and lighting Lamps, . 

Lamps and Posts, 

Guide Boards and Posts, . 

Interests on over Drafts, . 



$20,555 23 

3,994 87 

3,843 50 

12,043 19 
1,736 04 



6,635 

2,090 

16,409 

3,815 

3,380 



79 
00 
12 
65 
00 



9,853 38 

3,920 37 

420 00 

848 49 

87 45 

53 52 

221 41 



Amount carried forward, $89,908 01 



Amount brought forward, $89,908 01 
School House and Ward Room 

WardS, . . . . 115 00 
Contingent expenses, . . 3,054 93 

$93,077 94 
To this add the amount of Coun- 
ty Tax, .... 2,95S 03 

Total expenditure, . . . $96,035 97 

Showing a balance, and remain- 
ing in the Treasury of . . 6,093 41 

$102,129- 38 

The City Debt on the first of February, 1847, as per account 
of last year, amounted to . . . . $27,609 98 

Which has been increased the year, ending 

Feb. 1st, 1848, 1,833 33 

Making the total City Debt at this time, . $29,443 31 

The times when this sum becomes payable may be seen 
by referring to the Schedule of the City Debt, accompanying 
this report. 

The expenditures for support of Poor the past year have 
been increased about $5,000 in consequence of the great 
influx of foreign Paupers, which is expected will be allowed 
by the Commonwealth. For a detailed statement of the 
Poor and the Alms House, reference may be had to the 
report of the Board of Overseers of the Poor which is ap- 
pended. 

By an examination of the details of the expenditures 
under the different heads accompanying this report, it will 
be seen that besides the ordinary expenditures, there has 
been an outlay for permanent improvements of $9,928 37, 
such as : — 

The purchase of land and building a School House in 
Eustis street, costing $3,994 87 ; — 

The purchase of land and building a School House in 
Vernon street, costing thus far, $3,843 50 ;— (There is an 
undrawn balance of $1,456 50 in the Treasury to the credit 
of this account.) 

The payment of $300 to Henry Codman for 5,000 feet of 
land on Green street for a School House ; — 

The construction of five Reservoirs, one on Washington, 



one on Vernon, one on Warren, one on Kenilworth and 
one on Dudley street : and six hydrants in the vicinity of 
and supplied by the Reservoir on Mount Warren, at an 
expense of $2,090;— 

The purchase of one new Engine for Company No. 4, 
Jamaica Plain, at a cost of " 



The Appropriation for Highways, Bridges and SideAvalks 
was made general ; but the expenditures have been made in 
three sections as was formerly the practice under the town 
government. These sections were assigned a certain sum 
by the Surveyors of Highways. It will be observed that 
the expenditures in the upper section, or Ward 8, are un- 
usually large, which is accounted for by the unusually small 
expenditures the year previous. There was an undrawn 
balance on Feb. 1, 1847, of $495 28, which with the appro- 
priation this past year has been expended. 

The amount of $1,350 stated in the Treasurer's account, 
as received from Judson Chapin, Treasurer of a School 
Fund in W. Roxbury, is for a new School House in Ward 
8, which sum is to be increased to $1,500. A like sum is 
agreed to be added by the City. 

Annexed to this report are statements of the unexpended 
balances of the appropriations of the previous year, and the 
appropriations and transfers for 1847 ; the details of the ex- 
penditures under their proper heads, and the present balance 
of each appropriation, and a Schedule of the Real and Per- 
sonal Property of the City. 

Appended will be found the reports of the Overseers of 
the Poor, Physician to the Alms House, and Chief Engineer 
of the Fire Department. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

WILLIAM B. KINGSBURY, \ 
RICHARD WARD, / Committee 

JOSEPH N. BREWER, > on 

THOMAS LORD, \ Accounts. 

JAMES E. FORBUSH, J 

Roxbury, February 28, 1848. 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES. 



The Appropriations made by the City Council for different purposes in 1847, 
with the unexpended balances of the previous year, the transfers from one ap- 
propriation to another ; together with the Expenditures in detail, under each 
appropriation, and the unexpended balances. 

The Treasurer's Account, the amount of City Debt, and Schedules of Real 
Estate and Personal Property belonging to the City. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1847 $ 4,460 88 

Appropriated 18,335 00 

Transfer from appropriation to School House, Eustis 

street 167 13 

Additional appropriation 1 ,200 00 

$24,163 01 

EXPENDITURES. 
DUDLEY SCHOOL. 
Paid for INSTRUCTION— 
To Jeremiah Plympton, Principal $1,200 00 

" Adeline Seaver, Assistant 362 50 

" Sarah W. Taber, " 200 00 

" Ellen French, " 268 75 

" Lucy A. Lerned, " 287 50 

" Maria A. Newell, " 125 00 

" Georgiana Howard, " 250 00 

" Almira French, " 193 75 

" Sarah Morrill, " 187 50 

" Ellen A. Marean, " 187 50 

" Abby French, *• 24 00 

" Delia Mansfield, " 312 50 

" Eliza T. Lerned, " 14 40 

" E. Clark, " 24 00 

" Mary E. Keith, " 10 00 

3,647 40 

Paid for FUEL— 

To Allen Putnam, coal 52 61 

" Bullard & Carter, coal 165 17 

" Daniel Tiffany, " 4 80 

222 58 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Jonas Pierce, making fires and sweep- 
ing 180 75 

To John Bowdlear, repairs on pump 14 75 

" E. B. Scott, " «« 1 25 

Amounts carried forward, 196 75 3,869 98 



8 

Amounts brought forward, $196 75 3,869 98 

To Reuben Hunting, bill 5 88 

" Nelson Curtis, mason work 30 30 

" Coffin & Stetson, " 6 25 

" Michael Kelley, laying wall 25 31 

" Daniel Harrington, stone 45 81 

" True Russell, fence 67 84 

" Thomas R. Whittemore, painting and 

glazing 14 67 

" A. E. Whittemore, repairs 1 00 

"A & A. W. Putnam, lumber 10 35 

" Nathaniel Adams, cabinet work 38 58 

" Kittredge & Blake, furniture 27 75 

" Calvin Bird, basins 3 00 

" Foster & Leonard, sinks 6 00 

" John Baker, basin and ewer 1 79 



481 28 4,351 26 



WASHINGTON SCHOOL. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION— 

To Levi Reed, Principal $1,162 50 

" Levi Dodge Assistant. 800 00 

" Eliza W. Newbury. . . " 272 92 

" Ruth B. Swan " 229 79 

" Mary A. Adams " 250 00 

" Emily E. Harrington. ." 250 00 

" Mary A. Russell " 250 00 

" Harriet Johnson " 62 50 

" Ruth B. Pool " 38 96 

" Sarah L. Ford " 125 00 

" M. S. Messinger " 114 58 

" Abby French " 81 70 

'* Caroline D. Smith " „ 37 02 

" Lucy A. Hews " 43 26 

" M. Ford " 45 84 

" M. M. Tappan. " 28 12 

Paid for FUEL- 
TO Allen Putnam, coal 67 80 

" Bullard & Carter, coal 167 48 

" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 8 96 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Jonas Pierce, fires, sweeping and 

cleaning 

To John Bowdlear* repairing pump 

" Levi Reed, paid for repairs 

" E. Taber, repairing clock 

" Thomas R. Whittemore, glazing.. . . . 

" Reuben Hunting, bill 

" Calvin Bird, stove pipe, &c 

" True Russell, carpenter's work 

" John N. Thurston " " „ 

" Nathaniel Adams, blackboard ....... 

" A. D. Adams, hooks 

" John Wehb, matt 



181 


50 


5 


00 


4 


12 


1 


25 


4 


75 


S 


98 


32 


63 


30 


40 


2 


62 


3 


50 




46 


3 


75 



3,792 19 



244 24 



278 96 4,315 39 



Amount carried forward, $8,666 65 



9 



Amount brought forward, 

CENTRAL SCHOOL. 
Paid for INSTRUCTION— 

To Alanson Valentine, Principal 750 00 

" Charlotte Williams, Assistant 243 75 

" Horatio Stebbens " 100 00 

Paid for FUEL- 
TO Bullard & Carter, coal 54 64 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Alanson Valentine, paidforfires, sweep- 
ing, &c 27 00 

" C. Sanborn, cleaning 8 00 

" E. Taber, cleaning clock 1 00 

" Chas. Salmon, sweeping 4 00 

" Robert Seaver, mats and brooms 13 68 

" Charles Perkins, mason's work 12 00 

" John Dove, painting 48 72 

" Otis Ayres, carpenter's work 26 59 

" John Tolman, jr., stove and fixtures. . 37 44 

" George James, sundries 5 20 

" Martin Concannon, fires 16 00 

" Alexander Dickson, work 2 12 

" Lyman Hutchinson, cleaning 4 00 

" J. F. Bumstead, chimney prints 75 



$ 8,666 65 



1,093 75 



54 64 



206 50 1,354 89 



WESTERLY SCHOOL. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION— 

To George A. Sawyer, Principal 665 38 

" F. A. Smith, Principal 72 12 

" Phoebe F. Marsh, Assistant 243 75 

Paid for FUEL— 

To Bullard & Carter, coal 42 07 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To B. B. Mussey, maps 12 00 

" Geo. A. Sawyer, paid for sundries. ... 15 40 

" James M. Wason, carpenter's work... 80 75 

" Alex. Sutherland, painting 14 50 

"John Dove, " 32 12 

" Willam Keith, labor, & paid for labor 144 40 

" Jones, Ball & Poor, timepiece 9 00 

" Daniel Thaxter, thermometers 3 00 



981 25 
42 07 



311 17 1,334 49 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS, Nos. 1 & 2. 

Paid to Harriett W. Taber, for instruction $ 225 00 
" "Mary Brooks " 186 06 

" " Sarah L. Mecuen « 37 50 

" " Cornelia F. Moore " 12 00 



" Bullard & Carter, for coal 32 69 

Amounts carried forward, 
2 



460 56 
32 69 



493 25 $11,356 08 



h 



Amounts brought forward, 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Harriett W. Taber, paid for fires and 

sweeping 10 00 

" Mary Brooks " " " 10 00 

" Mrs. McKeon, cleaning 8 00 

" William White, mason work 14 00 

" Calvin Bird, fixtures i 9 98 

" Richardson & Jackson, lumber 7 34 

" Richardson & Robbins, carpenter's 

work 4 25 



$493 25 11,356 03 



63 57 



556 82 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS, Nos. 3 & 16. 

Paid to Sarah W. Wyman, for instruction 18 75 
" "Anna C.Bell, " 15145 

" " Elizabeth T. Wyman " 206 25 

" " Louisa Curtis, " 73 53 

449 98 

To Bullard & Carter, for coal 28 00 

" D. Tiffany, charcoal 3 84 

- 31 84 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Mrs. Whall, fires and cleaning 32 17 

" John Egan, glazing 2 25 

" George Curtis, carpenter's work 36 40 

" Thos. R. Whittemore, painting and 

glazing 184 

" Robert A. Edwards, carpenter's work 4 89 

" Nelson Curtis, mason work 8 00 

" Charles Leroy, carpenter's work 4 22 

" Jonas Pierce, cleaning 1 00 

90 77 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 4. 

Paid to Louisa E.Harris, for instruction.. 225 00 225 00 

" " Bullard & Carter, for coal 13 50 13 50 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To True Russell, carpenter's work. ..... 8 30 

" David Simpson, " " 19 85 

" Julius M. Swain, fires and sweeping. . 15 00 

" Calvin Bird, cylinder 2 50 

" Louisa E. Harris, paid for cleaning. . . 3 25 

48 90 



572 59 



287 40 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 5. 

To Caroline N. Heath, for instruction $ 200 00 

" Bullard & Carter, for coal 14 00 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Caroline N. Heath, paid for fires and 

cleaning. .,. 15 35 



Amounts carried forward, 



200 00 
14 00 



15 35 214 00 $12,772 84 



11 

Amounts brought forward, 15 35 214 00 $12,772 84 

To L. N. Varney, carpenter's work 95 78 

" John Dove, painting 38 60 

" John Tolraan, jr., stove funnel 1 88 

151 61 365 61 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 6. 

Paid to Ann M. James, for instruction.... $225 00 225 00 

" " Ann M. ames, for cleaning 4 40 4 40 

229 40 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 7. 

Paid to Louisa Newton, for instruction $ 175 00 175 00 

" " Ebenezer Dudley, for wood 12 33 12 33 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Joseph Bailey, carpenter's work 3 10 

" Louisa Newton, paid for cleaning 2 50 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 8. 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Sarah J. Morse, for fires, cleaning, 

sweeping, &c 10 62 

" To D. Prouty & Co., stove 5 00 

" H. Thayer, carpenter's work 2 00 



PREMARY SCHOOL, No. 10. 



5 60 192 93 



Sarah J. Morse, for instruction $ 200 00 200 00 

Bullard & Carter, for coal 10 50 

Josiah Whiting, charcoal 2 67 



13 17 



17 62 230 79 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 9, 

Mary O. Larkin, for instruction 200 00 200 00 

Joel Seaverns, paid for coal 20 75 20 75 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

Mary O. Larkin, paid for cleaning, &c. . . . 10 87 

S. M. Houghton, cleaning 3 00 

Asa F. Onion, fires and glazing 6 17 

Alfred Williams, sundries 3 62 

L. H. Varney, carpenter's work 5 05 

John Dove, painting 55 77 

Lewis Jones, stove 14 00 

John Tolman, jr., stove pipe 2 50 



100 98 321 73 



Paid to Ellen A. Marean, for instruction. . . $ 50 00 
" " Elizabeth Daniels " 135 06 185 06 

" " Bullard & Carter, for coal 7 00 

" " C. G. Fisher, paid for charcoal 3 75 

10 75 



Amounts carried forward, 195 81 $14,113 30 



12 

Amounts brought forward, 195 81 $14,113 30 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

ToE. A. Marean, paid for fires and cleaning $10 00 

" Charlotte Donald, sweeping 3 75 

" M. E. Donald, cleaning 3 75 

" John Dove, painting 59 91 

" George Curtis, chairs & carpenter's work 34 31 

" Chas. G. Fisher, sundries 3 36 



115 08 310 89 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 11. 

Paid to Louisa Mitchell, for instruction $ 225 00 225 00 

" " Bullard & Carter, for coal 7 00 7 00 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Louisa Mitchell, for fires 3 50 

" Coffin & Stetson, whitewashing 3 00 

" George Center, stove and pipe 12 00 

" Alfred Williams, brushes and cleaning 3 08 

21 53 253 58 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 12. 
Paid to Sarah T. Jennison, instruction $ 225 00 225 00 

" " D. Tiffany, for charcoal 1 92 1 92 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Mrs. Parkinson, fires 2 50 

" John Pierce, " 3 20 

" Eliza Anderson, cleaning 3 50 

" Mary Hayes, sweeping 4 00 

13 20 240 -12 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS^ Nos. 13 & 15. 

Paid to Jane M. Swain, for instruction $ 225 00 

" " Martha P. Parmelee " 225 00 450 00 

" " Bullard & Carter for coal .... 31 92 31 92 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To M. P. Parmelee, paid for sweeping and 

cleaning 18 00 

" Jane M.Swain, " " 5 00 

" Mrs. Bowdlear, cleaning ........... 5 00 

" Henry Robinson, " windows. .... 1 52 

" Coffin & Stetson, whitewashing. ..... 6 00 

" James Hunt, carpenter's work 3 87 

" E. Taber, cleaning time piece.. 125 

" Geo. Center, stove pipe and labor. ... 12 95 

53 59 535 51 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS, N03. 14 & 17. 

Paid to Louisa Newell, for instruction. .... $ 225 00 
" " Catherine S. Adams " 225 00 450 00 

" " Bullard & Carter, for coal 33 32 .33 32 

Amounts carriedforward, 483 32 $15,453 40 



13 

Amounts brought forward, 483 32 $15,453 40 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To William Watts, fires and sweeping 5 00 

" Jacob Schmith " " 2 50 

" Ann Fallon, cleaning 8 00 

" Louisa Newell, paid for sweeping 2 50 

" C. S. Adams, " 2 50 

" Charles Marsh, locks 4 37 

" Geo. B. Davis, painting 76 50 

" Tillson Williams, carpenter's work. . . 40 67 

142 04 625 36 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 18. 

Paid to Sophia G. Prentiss, for instruction. $ 200 00 200 00 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To William D. Ticknor, table 1 25 

" E. P. Davis, fires 7 47 

" Freeman C. Morton, repairs 2 75 

" J. F. Bumstead, chimney prints 1 71 

*• John Tolman, jr., stove pipe 6 50 



19 88 219 88 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS, Nos. 19 & 20. 

Paid to Elizabeth A. Pierson, for instruction $225 00 
" " Abby P. Prentiss " 225 00 

" ." Sarah C. Bartman " 50 00 500 00 

" " Bullard & Carter, for coal 29 05 

" " D. Tiffany, charcoal 3 32 

32 57 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Condons & Podesta, plaster casts 9 00 

" J. F. Bumstead, chimney prints 3 55 

" Henry Robinson, cleaning windows. . . 1 52 

" E. Taber, cleaning clock 1 25 

" Abby P. Prentiss, paid for sundries 150 

" True Russell, blackboards 13 68 

<c Nelson Curtis, mason work 17 56 

" Mrs. Garry, sweeping 7 50 

" E. A. Pierson, paid for cleaning 8 00 

" Coffin & Stetson, whitewashing 6 00 

" Mrs. Woolly, fires 7 50 

" Mrs. Moore, sweeping 5 00 

" N. Adams, table 10 25 

" Lord & Lewis, carpenter's work 11 93 

" George Center, stove pipe and labor. . 12 95 

117 19 649 76 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 21. 

Paid to Sarah Morrill, for instruction 56 25 

" " Lucretia M. Hews, " 166 50 222 75 

" " Bullard & Carter, for fuel 18 13 18 13 

Amounts carried forward, 240 88 $16,948 40 



14 

Amounts broughtforward, 240 88 $16,948 40 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Condons & Podesta, plaster casts ..... 4 50 

" E. B. Adams, rent 27 50 

" Horatio Davis, rent 62 50 

" Sarah Morrill, paid for fires 3 75 

" Mrs. McKeon, sweeping. 6 50 

" Francis Smith, blackboards 7 00 

" N. Adams,desk 10 25 

122 00 362 88 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 22. 
Paid to Mary A. Hamilton, for instruction 225 00 225 00 

" " Bullard & Carter, for coal 17 50 17 50 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To M. A. Hamilton, paid for fires and 

sweeping, 10 00 

" A. C. Thompson, plaster casts, and 

chimney prints 7 47 

" Mrs. McKeon, cleaning 4 00 

" N. Adams, blackboard. 3 50 

24 97 267 47 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 23. 

Paid to Elizabeth F. Thomas, for instruc- 
tion 212 50 212 50 

" to Bullard & Carter, for coal 15 75 15 75 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To William D. Ticknor, num. table 1 25 

" William Whiting, map 1 50 

" J. F. Bumstead, chimney prints 2 11 

" Peter Gariboldi & Co. sundry toys. . . 2 88 

" Elizabeth F. Thomas, bell 50 

8 24 236 49 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 24. 

Paid to Elizabeth S. Emmons, for instruc- 
tion 147 10 147 10 

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. 

Paid to Albert Farnsworth, for instruction 
" " Hiram H. Pevear " " 
" " Nathaniel Adams, furniture 

Paid to T. B. Moses, for instruction in 
music 

CONTINGENCIES. 
Paid for PRINTING, STATIONERY, AND BOOKS— 
To Joseph G. Torrey, printing report and 

regulations 155 04 

" James T. Bicknell, stationery. ...... 63 54 

" John Marsh, stationery 12 00 

" William B. Fowle, maps and globes. 35 75 



290 00 

187 50 

35 67 


477 50 
35 67 


513 17 
343 75 


343 75 





Amounts carried forward, 266 33 $18,819 26 



15 



Amounts brought forward, 266 33 

To Joshua Seaver, books for teachers ... 41 25 

" Robert Seaver, books 20 03 

" William Seaver, " 15 34 

" Jeremiah Plympton, books 1 35 

" Levi Reed, stationery 4 57 

" Burnham & Brothers, Encyclopedias. 22 75 

" A. C. Thompson, maps 6 37 

" Benjamin Perkins, " 16 50 

" James T. Bicknell, books for indigent 

scholars 144 33 

" Elias Kinsley, blackboard 6 15 

Paid for SUNDRIES not enumerated— 
To Joshua Seaver, Clerk to School Com- 
mittee 50 00 

" James Kelley, and other Constables, 

distributing School Reports 16 00 

" A. R. Mathes, carriage hire 51 00 

" Wm. J. Mathes, " " 5 50 

" James A. Snow, dinners for teachers, 

when visiting Normal School 18 50 



18,819 26 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848. .$4,657 78 



544 97 



141 00 



685 97 



$19,505 23 



Transfer to Fuel account. 



3,994 87 
167 13 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848, $38 00 



$4,200 00 



NEW SCHOOL HOUSE AND LAND, 

Eustis street. 

APPROPRIATION 3,000 00 

Transfer from Contingent Fund 1 ,200 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid to Tillson Williams, for land 2,132 00 

" " William Weymouth, building as 

per contract 1,746 20 

" Lewis Grandy, carting 28 00 

" Thomas M. Moseley, plan of land. 3 00 

" Richardson & Jackson, pump log. 7 01 

" Wm. G. Shattuck, seats 59 22 

** Calvin Bird, stove and funnel 19 44 



$4,162 00 



NEW SCHOOL HOUSE AND LAND, 

Vernon Street. 

APPROPRIATION 3.000 00 

Transferred from Contingent Fund. 1.800 00 
Transfer from Contingent Fund of 



schools . 



500 00 



5,300 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$5,300 00 



16 

Amount brought forward, $5,300 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid to Samuel Sinclair for land 2,292 50 

" " William A. Crafts, examining title 16 00 

" " Perry & Marston, work in part 

per contract. 1.500 00 

" " Richard Bond, plans and specifi- 
cations 35 00 $3.843 50 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1. 1847. .$1456 50 



SCHOOL HOUSE AND WARD ROOM, 

Ward 8. 

APPROPRIATION 1,500 00 

Received from Judson Chapin, Treasurer 1,350 00 

2,850 00 

EXPENDITURE. 

Paid to Richard Bond, for copying plan. 15 00 

" " Edward P. W. Esty, land 100 00 $115 00 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848. .$2735. 



ROXBURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

APPROPRIATION $1,000 00 

PAYMENT. 
Paid to Enoch Bartlett, Treasurer $750 00 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848 . . $250 



ELIOT SCHOOL. 

APPROPRIATION 300 00 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1847. ... 75 00 

$375 00 

PAYMENT. 
Paid to Francis C. Head, Treasurer 300 00 $300 00 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848. .$ 75. 



COUNTY TAX. 

County Tax assessed 2,958 03 $2,958 03 

PAYMENT. 
To John Bullard, County Treasurer 2,958 03 $2,958 OS 



17 



MILITARY SERVICES. 

Amount received from Treasurer of the 

Commonwealth 420 00 420 00 

PAYMENT. 

To Norfolk Guards ^218 00 

" Roxbury Artillery 202 00 $420 00 



SUPPORT OF POOR. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1847 228 12 

Received from the Commonwealth. . . 1612 65 

Received earnings of poor on high- 
ways 2881 71 

Received from other towns and cities 678 59 

Appropriation $ 5,000 

Additional appropriation on 
account of increase of alien 
paupers, to be reimbursed 

by the State 5,000 

10,000 00 $15,401 07 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for GROCERIES USED AT THE ALMS HOUSE— 

To Caleb Parker 592 60 

" Faunce & Richards 450 39 

" J. D. & G. Goodnow 196 42 

" Reuben Hunting 29 85 

*f Moses Noyes, butter 32 66 



1,301 92 



Paid for FLOUR, MEAL, BREAD, MEAT, POTATOES, 
FISH, &c. 

To Joseph L. White, meat. 653 95 

" H. & G. W. Pierce, meat 1,669 82 

" I. H. Meserve, potatoes and provisions 301 22 

" Andrew T. Meserve, poultry, &c 52 50 

" B. B. Howe, potatoes 14 90 

" Cobb & Rich, fish 58 18 

" S. Whitney & Co. fish 50 32 

" James Weld & Co. flour 1,052 75 

" H. White, meal 85 03 

" Joseph Houghton, grain and meal 994 74 

" E. G. Scott, bread 50 13 

" Jesse Brown, " 62 17 

" Eben Stone, milk 51 70 

Paid for CLOTHING, DRY GOODS, SHOES, &c. 

To John S. Williams, dry goods 552 39 

" Field & Gould, " 177 61 

" Bacon Atwood, " 153 82 

" Nichols A Jacobs, " 78 00 

" Edwin Lemist, " 2 78 



5,097 41 



Amount carried forward, $964 60 6,399 33 

3 



18 

Amount brought for ward, 99460 £6,89983 

To Lemist & Kellogg, dry goods 18 20 

" W. Mitchell & Co. leather 27 64 

" C. G. Bird, shoes 30 4)0 

" Oliver L. Gridley & Co. shoes 102 65 

" Langley, Greene & Co. dry goods 222 23 

" Fisher & Woodmaa " 13 68 

" Joseph Vila, " 108 30 

" Amos J. Dean, clothing 13 95 

" E. G. Perry, shoes 2 75 



Paid for NURSING CHILDREN OUT OF THE HOUSE— 

To Ellen Burns 36 84 

" Elizabeth Piggott 50 00 

' ' Catharine Fallon 8 75 

" Ann Watson 24 00 

" Mary Whalen 15 00 

" Ann Murray 17 42 

" Mary O'Brien 11 00 

" Affa Moffatt 12 00 

" N. White 19 50 

Paid for LIVE STOCK— 

To Isaac H. Meserve, for 2 yoke oxen 197 00 

" Isaac H. Meserve, " 1 horse 80 00 

" A. R. Mathes, 1 horse 85 00 

" Luke Jewett, pigs 35 00 

" S. Reed & Son, pigs 85 77 

" David Torrey, " 10175 

" David P. Hall, " 23 00 



1,504 00 



194 51 



607 52 



885 57 



Paid for FUEL USED AT ALMS HOUSE— 

To Asa Wyman & Son, wood 375 00 

" Allen Putnam, wood and coal 162 44 

" Bullard & Carter, coal 274 98 

" Tillson Williams, wood 57 40 

" Alvin P. Paine, charcoal 5 75 

" William Ward, " 3 00 

" D. Tiffany, " 6 40 

Paid for BLACKSMITH'S and WHEELWRIGHT'S WORK— 

To Samuel Thompson, blacksmith, &c. 2 33 

" Andrew W. Newman, " 1 13 

" Hanckey, Stiles & Co. " 69 00 

" Richard Weekes, " ; 176 60 

•« Phineas B. Smith, " 107 84 

" James Card, " 10 00 

" Leonard Hall, wheelwright's work 60 00 

" F. Simpson 64 2S 

" Jacob L Nash 9 00 

" Andrew T. Meserve, plank for drag 10 00 510 18 

Amount carried forward, $10,101 11 



19 



Amount brought forward, 

Paid for FURNITURE, HARD WARE, STOVES, REPAIR- 
ING, &c. 

To S. A. Coburn, furniture 24 65 

" William Blanchard, hard ware 3 00 

" George Read, furniture 6 00 

" Charles Marsh, hard ware 22 92 

" George N. Kent, repairing, &c 44 05 

" Bowers & Pratt, castings 41 78 

" Calvin Bird, stoves and funnel 60 69 

" H. H. Williams, dippers and pails 2 10 



$10,101 11 



Paid for SUPERINTENDENCE, LABOR, MEDICINE AND 
MEDICAL ATTENDANCE— 

To Isaac H. Meserve, Superintendent 500 00 

" B. E. Cotting, M. D. Physician 100 00 

<c Henry White, medicine 

" Mary A. Gay, nursing 

" Sarah E. Tuttle " 



97 96 

87 85 
57 00 



Sweeney & Welch, labor 122 50 

Ezra Young, 
Robert Welch, 
Michael Sweney, 
Richard T. Meserve, 
Mason Pierce, 
James McGowen, 
Charles Hatch, 
Isaac H. Meserve, 
John H. Rendall, 
Nathan Munsey, 
Horace B. Swan, 
Amos H. Curtice, 
Albert Jenness, 
Josiah D. Jenness, 
Nelson Curtis, 
John Wallace. 
James McCuen, 
Thomas Danforth, 
John B. Hall, 
George W. Hall, 
Roger Kennedy, 



333 00 

1 25 

2 50 
50 00 
38 00 

4 00 

40 00 

12 25 

122 50 

31 47 

106 00 

9 15 

47 68 

1 25 

4 00 

3 00 
9 00 

23 60 

46 50 

52 00 

3 00 



Miles Sweney, labor, collecting offal 201 50 



Paid for STRAW, HAY AND GRASS— 

To Joseph Morse, straw 17 96 

" Simon Warren, " 21 41 

" C. Rand, " 6 07 

" George R. Phelps, straw 12 86 

" T. M. Woodward, " 21 95 

" Joel Wetherbee, hay 103 81 

" William B. Kingsbury, hay 21 50 

" A. F. Howe, grass, at auction 150 00 

" Benjamin Meriam, hay 25 00 



205 19 



2,106 96 



380 56 



Amount carried forward, 



$12,793 82 



20 

Amount brought for ward, $12,793 82 

Paid for SUNDRIES NOT INCLUDED UNDER ANY OF 
THE FOREGOING HEADS— 

To James T. Bicknell & Co. stationery 38 94 

" Allen Putnam, powder 75 00 

" William Dove, paint 5 96 

" John Gray, agent for administrator 20 00 

" A. & A. W. Putnam, boards for coffins 9 88 

" John Seaver, undertaker 24 00 

" Isaac H. Meserve, repairs 3 00 

" C. Langmaid, tobacco. 22 08 

" George B. Davis, paint. 15 26 

" W. J. Mathes, carryall 41 25 

" Benjamin Meriam, Jr. hay cart 10 00 

" Benjamin Meriam, stone 5 00 

" William J Mathes, horse hire 33 75 

" A. R. Mathes, " 2 00 

" B. F. Campbell, soap 21 97 

" Amos Morse 61 85 

" D. Prouty, utensils 15 00 

" Elizabeth S. Emmons 4 50 

" J. T. Ellis & Co. fencing, &c 72 37 

" John McElroy, carting 2 50 

" Sewall, Day & Co. rope 2 00 

" Abijah S. Meriam, hair. 4 00 

" Nathan Watson, repairs, harness 40 15 

" E. A. Hovey, '* " ... 16 50 



Paid for FUEL SUPPLIED TO DESTITUTE PERSONS OUT 

of alms house- 
To Asa Wyman & Son, wood and coal 481 11 

" A. & A. W. Putnam " " 18 75 

" Allen Putnam, " " 67 25 

" Preston, Curtis & Co. " " 13 50 

"E.G.Perry « " 8 12 

" Tillson Williams " " 3 75 

"James B.Page " " 6 31 



3 00 


52 25 


4 34 


57 60 


2 00 


2 00 


49 64 


12 50 


34 34 


7 00 


85 97 


50 17 



546 96 



598 79 



Paid for SUPPLIES TO POOR OUT OF ALMS HOUSE— 

To Manley O. Butler, groceries 

" Cornelius Cowing, (for 2 persons) 

" Faunce & Richards, groceries 

" S. & G. B. Faunce " 

" Robert Gardner, " 

"H.H.Williams, " 

" William Seaver, " 

"H. Basford, " .......... 

"B.B.Howe, " 

" George Gregerson, assistance to sundry persons. . 
" Moses Gragg, " " " 

" Warren Marsh, " " " 

360 81 

Amount carried forward, $14,300 38 



21 

Amount brought forward, $14,300 38 

Paid other towns for SUPPORT OF FOOR, AND LUNATIC 
HOSPITAL— . 

To City of Charlestown 48 00 

" City of Boston 130 13 

" State Lunatic Hospital 446 39 

624 52 

$14,924 90 
Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848, $476 17. 



REPAIRS OF ALMS HOUSES. 

Appropriation 1,000 00 

" additional, on account of sickness 660 00 

Received of D.Simpson 11 54 

Transfer from discount on taxes 165 81 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for MATERIALS AND LABOR, &c— 

To Allen Putnam, lumber 22 46 

" A. & A. W. Putnam " 15 30 

" Chas. Heath, " 171 44 

" A. & W. Pope & Co. " 533 90 

" J. T. Ellis & Co. " 120 05 

" Stephen P. Fuller, bricks 72 00 

" Ellis, Mayo & Co., stone posts 36 23 

" J. P. Brown, hardware 51 76 

" Chas. Marsh, nails 32 94 

" Warren Marsh, mason work 32 50 

" Samuel Felton " 109 25 

" A. R. Bell, plastering 84 36 

" Tillson Williams, lime 31 66 

" Isaac Wyman, sand 10 80 

" Geo. B. Davis, painting and glazing 66 20 

" G. W. Humphrey, paper hanging 11 17 

" Reuben Howard, pump and lead pipe 28 55 

" David Simpson, carpenter's work 284 10 

" John Merrifield " " 2137 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $101 31. 



$1,837 35 



> 1,736 04 



HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES, AND SIDEWALKS. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1847 937 57 

Appropriation 9,600 00 

10,537 57 



22 

WARDS Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. 

Paid for LABOR— 

To Overseers of the poor, labor 2881 71 

" Roger Kennedy, " 166 25 

"James McCuen " 148 75 

"John Wallace " 147 00 

" Stephen McGlone " 57 75 

" Sweney & Welch " 105 00 

" William Craig " 124 75 

" James McCuen " 147 25 

" Samuel Felton " 2 00 

" Thomas Craig " 14 50 

"Benj. O. Rain " 2 50 

" Michael Glynn " 105 94 

" Robert Welch " 191 00 

" Michael Sweney " 185 12 

" MicbaelO'Brien " 2150 

" Andrew McGettrick " 74 75 

" Chas. G. Fisher " 2 00 

" Michael Conner " 3 00 

" Daniel Mahan " 5 00 

" Murphy " 2 50 

" John Mulhearn " 1 62 

" James Glenegan " 1 50 

" Wm. Rumrill & Co. " 2 50 

" Isaac H. Meserve, paid for labor 17 25 

" Isaac H. Meserve, as Commr 100 00 

" Geo. McLean, paving 304 45 



Paid for GRAVEL, STONE CHIPS, PAVING STONES— 

To David A. Simmons, gravel. . 
" Isaac Wyman " 

" Obed Rand 

" Isaac Curtis " 

" A. D. Williams " 

" Wm. S. Heath " 

" A. S.Lewis " 

" Nelson Curtis " 

" Eben. Crafts " 

" Andrew McFarland " 

" Alfred Randall " 

" Fitzmaurice & Smith " 
" Lewis Grandy " 

" John Dolan paving stones 

" John R. Howard " " 
" Michael Freeman, stone chips 
" Laban S. Beecher 
" Patrick Kelley 
" John Hammond 
" Alden Graham 
" Charles Moore 
" Wm. F. Jenkins 
" Wm. Colburn, leather 



ES— 


93 83 


86 12 


7 40 


22 31 


11 00 


150 00 


13 83 


54 20 


43 50 


34 50 


1 15 


251 08 


22 67 


48 21 


54 45 


22 25 


9 75 


52 00 


6 00 


10 40 


55 00 


34 42 


8 00 



1,815 59 



1,092 07 
Amount carried forward, $5,907 67 



23 



Amount brought for ward, 
Paid for BLACKSMITH'S WORK— 

To James Card 

" Samuel Pool 

" Hanckey, Stiles & Co 

" Weeks & Brock 



48 18 


9 49 


40 62 


4 87 



$5,907 66 



103 16 



Paid for SUNDRIES, NOT OTHERWISE ENUMERATED— 

To J. T. Ellis & Co., powder 76 02 

"AllenPutnam " 7 00 

" Dudley Hubbard, planking, &c. Waterst 104 71 

" McCrillis & Morse, lumber for drains, &c 69*53 

" Faunce & Richards, spikes 4 55 

" Nelson Curtis, edge stones 27 38 

" Elijah Lewis, plank for drain 4 30 

" Lewis & Richardson, laying drain 8 00 



[Note. — The amount expended in Wards 1, 2, 3, 
4 & 5, is $6,312 31.] 



301 49 



Paid for LABOR— 

To George Brown, 
" Richard Smart 
" H. B. Stiles 
" Morris A hern 
" Patrick McCormick 
" Joseph W.Page 
" Eben. Murray 
" Peter Garrick 
" Alexander Garrick 
" Owen Donnelly 
" Samuel Champion 
" C. B. Amos 
" Levi Champion 
" Eben. Weld, jr. 
" Nath'l Weld 
" Daniel Brims 
" Bernard Butler 
" Bradford Macomber 
" John Parkinson 
" Peter McNeil 
" John McNeil 
■« Richard Hilton 
" George Brooman 
" Patrick Leonard 
" William Halliday 
•« Edward Norton 
" Asa F. Onion, jr, 
" M. C. James 
" Thomas Fealy 
" George S. Curtis 
" Joel Severns 
" James Ahem 
" William Cheever 



FOR WARDS 6 & 7. 

labor 20 00 

" 3 10 

362 50 

57 49 

3187 

8 75 

117 87 

64 68 

6156 

" 114 06 

" 122 62 

" 62 

" 12 75 

7 62 

19 17 

26 87 

16 50 

6 25 

" 11 25 

« 40 31 

38 12 

5125 

103 12 

43 12 

" 3 75 

" 187 

10 00 

4 00 

50 93 

47 00 

15 S7 

75 
5 00 



1480 62 



Amount carried forward. 



$7,792 93 



24 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid for GRAVEL, STONE CHIPS— 

To Paul Lincoln, gravel 9 84 

" David S. Greenough " 66 84 

" Isaac Curtis " 37 20 

" William Winchester, jr. 1 92 

" Peter Lyons, stone chips 3 50 

" Leonard Hyde " " 4 00 



$7,792 93 



123 30 



Paid for BLACKSMITHS' AND WHEELWRIGHTS' WORK 
AND TOOLS— 

To Alexander Dickson, blacksmith. 11 42 

" George W. Corbett " 6 45 

" Abner Childs, " 3 47 

" Wm. Sheppard, wheelwright 5. 38 

" George James, tools, &c 1 30 



[Note. — The amount expended in Wards 6 & 7, 
is $1,631 94.] 



28 02 



WARD No. 8. 
Paid for LABOR, GRAVEL, &c,— 

To William Keith, labor, and paid for labor as per 

vouchers 

Michael Whyland " 

George Hall " 

Daniel B. Chamberlain 

HezekiahHildreth " 

Nathaniel Currier " 

Jacob Wentworth " 

Aaron Cass " 

John Cox " 

Michael Dervan " 

T. W. Mayo " 

Moses Cass " 

Patrick Welch " 

Mason Basto " 

James Mullen " 

George Lindall " 

Benj. J. G. Draper" 

Thomas J. Orange " 

Chauncy Jordan " 

G. W. Man «■ 

Thos. S. Galbraith " 

John T. Whittemore 

Wm. McGuire " 

Chas. P. Hartshorn" 

Humphrey Smith " 

Phillip Dennin " ... 

C. S. Cushman " 

H. S. Whittemore " 

Otis Gay " 

Benj. Guild " 



819 74 


23 13 


41 42 


46 86 


53 24 


14 00 


83 50 


76 25 


22 50 


43 12 


7 50 


20 00 


24 33 


36 50 


11 87 


5 75 


3 12 


54 17 


3 12 


132 10 


31 74 


18 04 


7 50 


4 89 


8 62 


10 00 


11 05 


1 25 


12 50 


8 25 



Amounts carried forward, 



$1,636 06 $7,844 25 



25 



Amount brought forward, 



1,636 06 $7,944 25 



To George G. North, labor .. 22 00 

" Benj. Farrington " 12 50 

" Joseph Baker, jr. " 2 50 

" Enslin & Ayres " 73 87 

" Joseph Baker " 8 12 

" H. L. Goldsmith " 5 00 

" Joseph Arnold, jr. " 26 50 

" Joseph Williams " 7 13 

" Michael Whittemore " 150 

" James Smith " 2 50 

" Borchart Meyer " 1 37 

" E. M. Dudley " 1 25 

" George Leonard •' 2 37 

" Aaron D. Weld " 5 30 

" W. Mcintosh " 47 93 

" Alvin M. Newton " 5 30 

" Joseph Arnold, gravel 18 24 

" Lemuel Richards, blacksmith 2 52 

" Ruggles, Nourse & Mason, tools 27 17 



[Note. — The amount expended in Ward 8, is $1,909"13. 
The amount assigned for this section by the Surveyors 
of Highways last year, was not all expended by $495 
28, which sum was added to the amount assigned the 
present year, and accounts for the largeness of the ex- 
penditure.] 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848. .$684 19. 



1,909 13 



),853 38 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1847 $1038 14 

Appropriation 5503 00 

Transfer from Contingent appropriation 1259 00 



$7800 14 



EXPENDITURES. 



Paid to ENGINEERS. 

To Edwin Lemist, Chief Engineer 
" Abraham S. Parker " " 
" James E. Forbush, Clerk 



Assistant Engineer. 



J. C. Pratt, 
" Samuel Felton 
" James Kelley " 

" Jos. II. Billings 
" Alex. Dickson " 

" Samuel S. Chase " 

Amount carried forward, 

4 



& Clerk. 



25 00 
75 00 
8 75 
20 00 
20 00 
20 00 
20 00 
15 00 
31 25 



$235 00 



26 



Amount brought forward, 
Paid to FIREMEN. 

To Officers and men of Engine No. 1 540 00 

" Officers and men of — No. 2 580 00 

" Officers and men of — No. 3 87 50 

" Officers and men of — No. 4 342 00 

" Officers and men of — No. 5 146 00 

" Officers and men of — No. 6 575 00 

" Officers and men of — No. 7 602 50 

" Officers and men of Hook and Ladder 238 50 



$235 00 



3111 50 



Paid for SUNDRIES TO SEVERAL COMPANIES, VIZ:— 
ENGINE No. 1. 

To Shelton & Cheever, hose & repairs 57 05 

" John Webber & Son, work 2 00 

" Joseph Cheney, jr., new pole, &c 9 25 

" Tillson Williams, fuel 16 73 

" William Seaver, oil and shovel 8 96 

" Henry Basford, oil and sand 14 53 

" Asa Wyman & Son, fuel 11 50 

" Bullard & Carter " 14 00 

" George Center, dippers and spoons 5 18 

" Kendrick & Cate, oil 7 79 

" Kendall Mallon, repairs 2 25 

" David Dudley, carting hose 3 50 

" E. R. Wood, leather 42 

" Robt. L. Hobbs, repairs 7 75 

" A. E. Whittemore " 9 57 

" Charles E. Curtis " 4 00 

" James Davenport, painting & varnishing 15 00 

•' Henry Pratt, fitting keys 4 17 

" Geo. B. Davis, glazing 2 67 

" Geo. N. Kent, stove funnel. 510 

" Edward Humphris, jr., carpenter's work 1 05 

" Isaac S. Burrill, repairs 1 50 

" Chubbuck & Campbell, repairs 14 37 

" E. A. Hovey , repairs 4 87 



223 21 



ENGINE No. 2. 

To Shelton & Cheever, new hose and repairs , 196 26 

" E. R. Wood, badges 14 73 

" John Webber & Son, rope 2 64 

" E. B. Scott, repairs on pump 1 25 

" Robert L. Hobbs, iron work 3 84 

" William Seaver, oil, &c 13 87 

" Reuben Hunting, " 21 13 

" Geo. Center, dipper and spoons, stove, &c 23 89 

" Asa Wyman & Son, fuel 8 00 

" Bullard & Carter " 14 00 

" A. & A. W. Putnam " 8 25 

" Sewall, Day Co., rope 1 77 

" Jonathan Moulton, carting 1 50 

" Samuel Felton, boiler and setting 16 73 



Amounts carried forward, 



327 86 



5,569 71 



27 

Amounts brought forward, 327 86 $3,569 71 

To Wm. Rumrill & Co., lock, keys and repairs 

" Jos. W. Sweat, repairs 

" Thomas R. Whittemore, painting and glazing 

" David Dudley, carting hose 

" Charles Marsh, lamps 

" E. A. Hovey, repairs 

" Geo. Curtis, carpenter's work 

" Weeks & Brock, blacksmiths 

" Nelson Curtis, soap stone, and setting 



23 01 


6 12 


10 25 


25 


13 50 


2 00 


6 50 


8 41 


2 25 


75 


193 12 


2 75 


3 65 


138 00 


2 67 


17 


1 06 


7 00 


2 25 


10 00 



Isaac S. Burrill, repairs. 
Hunneman & Co., repairs. 



ENGINE No. 3. 

To J. & J. D. Fowle, oil 

" Wm. Seaver " • • 

" Shelton & Cheever, new hose and repairing 

" Geo. James, oil 

" Alex. Dickson, repairs 

" J. E. & J. H. Williams, straps 

" Hunneman & Co., leathering 

" Stiles & Co., carting 

" H. & F. Stimpson, stove 

ENGINE No. 4. 

To Robert Seaver, oil, &c 8 46 

" J. E. & G. H. Williams, oil 10 06 

" Shelton & Cheever, new hose and repairing 109 84 

" Alexander Dickson, iron work 8 97 

" Charles Marsh, lamps 3 75 

" George Brooman, gravel 1 00 

" Joseph W. Sweat, repairs 8 00 

" Charles Perkins, whitewashing 3 00 

" Stiles & Co. carting 4 00 

" H. H. White " 2 37 

" H. B. Stiles " 75 

" John Dove, badges and fuel 23 75 

" Hunneman & Co. painting and other work 36 00 



ENGINE- No. 5. 

To Abner Guild, suction hose pole 1 00 

" William S. Keith, oil 2 65 



594 02 



167 55 



219 95 



3 65 



ENGINE No. 6. 

To E. R. Wood, hose straps and repairs 14 28 

" Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose, &c 33 80 

" Asa Wyman & Son, fuel 8 37 

" James G. Miller, lock and keys, &c 19 12 

" William Curtis, carpenter's work 73 98 

" David Dudley, carting H 50 

" Charles Marsh, lamps 12 75 

Amounts carried forward, 173 80 $4,554 88 



28 

Amounts brought forward, 173 80 $4,554 88 

To Henry H, Williams, oil 23 38 

" Ebenezer Chamberlin, repairing ladder 1 25 

" Harford Morse, repairs 1 50 

" Bullard & Carter, coal 15 25 

" Francis Dana, oil and lampblack 6 03 

" George B. Davis, glazing 2 75 

" Charles Bird, zinc 1 45 

" Hunneman & Co. repairs 57 50 



ENGINE No. 7. 

To E. R. Wood, repairs 75 

" Pratt & Chubbuck, repairs 1 00 

" Chubbuck & Campbell, repairs 24 50 

" William Seaver, oil, carting hose, &c 65 44 

" Shelton & Cheever, new hose and repairs 241 25 

"Asa Wyman & Son, fuel 4 00 

" Bullard & Carter " 14 00 

" George Center, stove funnel. 2 27 

" Horace M. Hall, repairs 34 19 

" Hanckey, Stiles & Co. iron work 1 25 

" William Curtis, carpenter's work 12 19 

" Abraham R. Bell, mason work 6 00 

" James Davenport, painting engine 46 75 

" Cate & Whittle, repairing pump 2 25 

" Hunneman & Co. repairs 25 50 



HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY. 

To William D. Clark, hook poles and iron work. . . 

" John Webber & Son, rope 

" John F. Davis, solar lamp 

" Charles Marsh, lamps 

" Henry Basford, oil 

" Dennis Malan, sawing wood 

" Bullard & Carter, fuel 

" E. R. Wood, repairs 

" George B. Davis, glazing 

" George N. Kent, stove 

" Sewall, Day & Co. rope 

" Hunneman & Co. axes and repairs 



Paid for POLICE AT FIRES— 

To Luke Jewett, Police, attending fires. 
" Leonard Haynes " " " . 

" E. G. Perry " " " . 

" Manly O. Butler " " " . 



Y. 

13 


00 


12 


53 


5 


00 


11 


25 


2 


60 




75 


15 


25 




92 


1 


33 


5 


75 


8 


85 


12 


00 


21 


00 


34 


50 


7 


00 


13 


00 



282 91 



481 34 



89 23 



75 50 



Paid for REFRESHMENTS TO OUT OF TOWN FIRE- 
MEN— 

To William Seaver, refreshments. 27 00 

" Henry Basford " 27 79 

Amounts carried forward, 54 79 $5,483 86 



29 



Amounts brought forward, 

To James Nason. . . .refreshments 

" A. S. Parker " 

" Warren Engine Company, No. 1, refreshments. 



54 


79 


75 


34 


6 


00 


32 


00 



$5,483 86 



168 63 



Paid for SUNDRIES NOT OTHERWISE ENUMERATED— 

To James Munroe, removing snow from reservoir. ... 6 75 

Oliver P. Paine, carting 1 75 

Josiah Russell, repairs on fence 5 00 

Shelton & Cheever, Engineers' caps 14 00 

Jesse Bills, clearing reservoir 10 00 

Abraham S. Parker, paid for badges and carting. . 7 75 

Isaac S. Burrill, covers to reservoirs 13 92 

John Hunt, repairs on fence 11 19 

Stephen Faunce, removing snow from reservoir. . . 2 00 

John Bowdlear, repairing pump 1 00 

Galen Bowditch, filling reservoir 13 50 

E. R. Wood, filling reservoir 5 75 

John McElroy, carting 5 00 

David Dudley " 1 00 

Francis Dana, oil for City Hose 2 33 

George James, filling reservoir 4 58 

James L. Callender, cleaning hose 6 00 

A. R. Mathes, horse hire 5 00 

William Curtis, repairing fence 10 23 

E. B. Scott, work on hydrants 12 37 

Edward Humphries, Jr. carpenter's work 2 18 

George W. Bradlee, ringing bell 10 00 

Hunneman & Co. pipes for Mount Warren ...... 7 00 



158 30 



Paid for NEW ENGINE FOR No. 4— 
To Hunneman & Co. for new engine 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848, $1,164 35. 



825 00 



825 00 



$6,635 79 



RESERVOIRS. 



Appropriation 2,000 00 

Transfer from General Contingent Fund 90 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

To Nelson Curtis, per contract 1,S33 42 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Henry Onion, plan 30 00 

" Edward Sumner, labor 39 25 



Amount carried forward, 



$1,902 67 



$2,090 00 



30 



Amount brought forward, 1,902 67 

To Horace M. Hall, cleaning hose, and filling reservoir 2 00 

" Thomas Culligan " " " "... 2 00 

" Jas. L. Callender " " " "... 5 00 

" Enos Brewer ■ " " " "... 8 00 

" John N. Thurston, carpenter's work . . 49 05 

" Shelton & Cheever, screws 14 00 

" Walworth & Nason, hydrants 100 53 

" John Kenney, labor. 6 75 



Balance undrawn, nothing. 



WATCH. 



$2,090 00 



Appropriation. 4,000 00 

Unexpended appropriation of last year 956 76 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for NIGHT WATCH— 

To E. G. Perry, captain of watch 171 11 

" William Maccarty, captain of watch 322 10 

" N. W. Towne, watchman 128 23 

" George R. Matthews " 230 35 

" A. V. Dodge " 236 23 

" Samuel D. Rumrill " 100 49 

" William D. Cook " 232 86 

" Lyman Andrews " 201 50 

" Joseph Hubbard " 255 36 

" Joseph Cracklin " 230 36 

"Timothy Cook " 206 35 

"O. P. Paine " 234 86 

" Luke Jewett " 295 66 

" H. J. V. Myers " 284 49 

" Manly O. Butler " 162 11 

" Solomon Sanborn " 99 24 

" John J. Hastings " 146 61 

" Canterbury Litchfield " 53 86 

" Thaddeus Wheeler " 8 25 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To H. H. Williams, oil 5 25 

" William Seaver " 2 63 

" Abraham F. Howe, buckets 1 50 



$4,956 76 



5,609 40 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $1,347 36. 



31 



POLICE. 

Appropriation 200 00 

Transfer from Discounts 70 78 

" " Abatements 43 04 

113 82 $313 82 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for POLICE OFFICERS— 

To E. G. Perry 21 25 

" James Kelley, 1st 62 50 

" Manly O. Butler 41 25 

" Leonard Haynes 53 75 

" Aaron Joy 11 25 

" William Maccarty 6 25 

" N. H. Glines 10 00 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $107 57 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for OIL— 

To George A. Simmons, oil 419 51 

" William Seaver " 137 42 

" Faunce & Richards " 1126 



Paid for LIGHTING LAMPS— 

To William D. Cook, lighting lamps 175 43 

" Josiah D. Jenness " " 19 25 

" Timothy Barnaby " " 68 75 

" Jonathan Moulton " " 6 50 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To B. C. Evans, ladders 6 50 

" John McElroy, carting 3 87 



$206 25 



OIL AND LIGHTING LAMPS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1847 177 81 

Appropriation 900 00 



$1,077 81 



568 19 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $229 32. 



269 93 



10 37 

$848 49 



32 



REPAIRS OF LAMPS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1847 39 17 

Appropriation 200 00 



EXPENDITURES. 
Paid for REPAIRS— 

To U. T. Brownell, repairs on lamps 

" George B. Davis 
" William Dove 
" George N. Kent 
" Calvin Bird 
" William Curtis 
" George Centre 



19 


55 


14 


15 


14 


87 


12 


25 


5 


90 


14 


40 


6 


33 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $151 72. 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1847, 937 50 

Appropriation 3,430 00 



EXPENDITURES. 
Paid for SALARIES— 

To John J. Clarke, Mayor to April 1st. 150 00 

" H. A. S. Dearborn, Mayor from April 1st 450 00 

" Joseph W. Tucker, City Clerk 500 00 

", Joshua Seaver, Clerk Com. Council. 150 00 

" Horace Bacon, Messenger 200 00 

" Thomas Adams, City Marshal. . . 150 00 

Amount carried forward, $1,600 00 



$239 17 



$87 45 



GUIDE BOARDS AND POSTS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1847 5 50 

Appropriation 100 00 



EXPENDITURE. 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To William Dove, painting guide boards 5 50 

" William Keith, as per vouchers 32 40 

" John Dove, painting guide boards and posts 15 62 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848, $51 98. 



SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS. 



$105 50 



$53 52 



$4,367 50 



Amount brought forward, $1,600 00 

To Abraham F. Howe, Assessor 175 00 

" Joshua Seaver, " 175 00 

" Michael Whittemore, jr." 125 00 

" William Evans " 50 00 

" Joshua Seaver, Clerk to Assessors 75 00 

" Josiah Richardson, Assistant Assessor 10 00 

" Gera Farnum, " " 10 00 

" David Simpson " " 10 00 

" Jona P. Robinson " " 10 00 

" Aaron D. Williams ' " 10 00 

" John E. Williams " " 10 00 

" Henry Sweetser " " 10 00 

" Judson Chapin " " 10 00 

" Joseph W. Dudley, Treasurer and Collector 1,100 00 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1848. .$987 50. 



CITY DEBT AND INTEREST. 

Appropriation 8,109 12 

Transfer from Contingent Fund 300 00 

Borrowed of Tillson Williams 2,000 00 

" " HowardS. Williams 2,000 00 

" " Peoples' Bank. 4,000 00 



PAYMENTS. 

To Roxbury Institutions for Savings 1 ,060 00 

" Estate of John Parker 1,180 00 

" Suffolk Savings Institution 2,986 67 

Interest to Peoples' Bank 240 00 

Note to Henry Codman 300 00 

Interest to Isaac Davis on note of $2,000 120 00 

Boston and Provident Institutions for Savings — 

On note of $3000 at 5 per cent, and $1500 principal. 1,650 00 

Peoples' Bank, note 8,000 00 

Interest to John C. Warren 180 00 

Boston and Provident Institutions for Savings — 

Interest on Note 2,276 05, at 4^ <.. 102 45 

Eighteenth Annual Payment on Alms House land. . . . 150 00 

James Parker, interest on note $8,000, 5£ per cent.. 440 00 



$3,380 00 



$16,409 12 



$16,409 12 



Balance, nothing. 



34 
DISCOUNT ON TAXES. 

Appropriation $2,700 00 

DISCOUNT. 

Discount on Taxes prior to Oct. 1st 2463 41 

Transfer to Repairs of Alms House 165 81 

"Police 70 78 

236 59 $2,700 00 

Balance, nothing. 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

Appropriation 1,500 00 01,500 00 

ABATEMENTS ALLOWED. 

Abatements allowed by the Assessors 1,456 96 

Transfer to Police 43 04 



$1,500 00 



Balance, nothing 



OVERDRAFTS. 

Appropriation. $350 00 

PAYMENTS. 

Paid interest to Peoples' Bank for overdrafts. 188 71 

« « " Tillson Williams 32 70 

$22141 

Balance undrawn Feb.l, 1S48, $128 59. 



GENERAL CONTINGENT EXPENSES. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1847, 2,105 88 

Appropriation 3,000 00 

" additional........ 1,000 00 

Overplus in casting taxes. 1,505 16 

Rents from City Property, Licenses and other sources 1,403 96 9,015 00 

Deduct Transfer to new School House, Eustis st. . . . 1,200 00 

" * " " Vermont st. 1,800 00 

" " " City Debt................... 300 00 

" " " New Engine, No. 4.......... 325 00 

" " " Fire Department 934 00 

" " " Repairs of Alms House 660 00 

" Reservoirs 90 00 5,309 00 

$3,706 00 



3S— 


16 00 


29 00 


22 00 


19 00 


28 50 


26 00 


7 00 


25 50 


7 00 



771 63 



180 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for PRINTING, ADVERTISING, STATIONERY, 
AND BOOKS— 

To JosephG. Torrey, Printing* 640 96 

" E. L. Keyes, Advertising. 39 50 

" Sleeper & Rogers " 12 50 

" Oliver Holman, stationery 13 81 

" Aaron R. Gay, " 10 21 

** Joseph W. Tucker, paid for " 2 40 

" James T. Bicknell & Co. " 86 00 

" John Marsh " 75 

" Dutton & Wentworth, Revis. Stat. & Sup 9 00 

" Wrn. J. Reynolds & Co., books 6 00 

" Joshua Sea ver, paid for " 40 

Paid for NOTIFYING AND ATTENDING MEETINGS— 

To E. G. Perry, notifying and attending meetings 

" Leonard Haynes, " " 

" Luke Jewett " " 

" James Kelley " " 

" Manley O. Butler 

" Nathan H. Glines " " 

" John H. Davis " " 

" Benj. Guild 
" Ira Allen " " 

Paid for SUNDRIES, NOT OTHERWISE, ENUMERATED— 

To Nelson Curtis, repairs on Burial Ground 48 27 

" Charles Whitney, surveying and plans 18 50 

" Henry Onion " " 15 00 

" Thomas M. Moseley " " 6 00 

" William Ward, charcoal , 15 00 

" Horatio Boyden " 5 00 

" David A. Simmons, professional services in case 

of Kimball vs. inhabitants of Roxbury 40 00 

" Edward S. Rand, examining title 10 00 

" A. R. Coburn, carriage hire 6 75 

"A. R. Mathes, " " 1100 

" Wm. J. Mathes " " and stabling 22 69 

" Eben. Pratt, carpeting • 1 50 

" Roxbury Mutual Office, Insurance 87 05 

" Norfolk Mutual Office, Insurance 90 20 

" National Office, Insurance 9 00 

" E. Brinley, use of Ward room 5 00 

"Read & Bronsdon, agents, " " " . 10 00 

" Horatio Davis, " " " 5 00 

" Henry Robinson, labor 4 00 

" Geo. W. Humphrey, sundries 9 50 

Amounts carried forward, 419 46 951 53 



•This amount includes the printing of the City Documents, Voting Lists, 
Notifications for meetings, Warrants, Tax Bills and other Blanks for City 
Council, City Clerk, and City Treasurer's Offices, Fire Department, Overseen 
of Poor, &c. &c. 



36 

Amounts brought forward, 419 46 $951 53 

To James Davenport, 2 new hearses 350 00 

" First Religious Society, hearse 70 00 

" Wm. D. Adams, hearse house 194 52 

" Wm. C. Wheelwright, cleaning Ward room 6 62 

" H. O. Whittemore, " ".."." 2 00 

" H. H. Williams, oil 65 80 

" Enos Foord, recording deeds 5 62 

" Charles Marsh, tape measure and hardware 7 25 

" E. G. Perry, taking births 24 05 

" Joseph W. Tucker, recording births and deaths . 57 60 

" John Seaver, returns of burials 14 50 

" E. G. Perry, paid for furniture for watch house. . 7 75 

" John J. Clarke, blanks 75 

" Roxbury Artillery, for powder, and firing National 

Salute, 4th July 75 00 

" Luke Jewett, sundries for City Council at new 

Cemetery 77 59 

" Committee of City Council to New York to extend 

invitation to the President United States 49 83 

" E. B. Scott, repairs 12 04 

" Robt. L. Hobbs, repairs pump 2 00 

" George Read, furniture 3 00 

" Joshua Seaver, postage 14 00 

" Kittredge & Blakes, desk for City Clerk's office ' 45 00 

" Henry R. Taylor & Co., deskfor Treasurer's office 36 00 

" Horace Bacon, ringing bell for meetings 11 50 

" George Curtis, blinds, City Hall 29 27 

" J. P. Brown, hardware ". 67 

" Weeks & Brock, repairs on pump 1 54 

" John N. Thurston, carpenter's work 6 75 

" Bullard & Carter, fuel, City Hall and Watch house 72 39 

" Allen Putnam, " 8 25 

" Thomas Adams, removing nuisances 30 77 

" William McCarty, dist. laws and resolves 4 00 

" Jeremiah Dalton, for injuries received while as- 
sisting an officer, voted by City Council 40 00 

" Engine No. 4, refreshments at trial of Engine 40 00 

" Robinson & Adams, repairs on hearse 34 75 

" David Simpson, carpenter's work 135 01 

" John McElroy, carting 1 00 

" Free Will Baptist Church, use of vestry, Ward 

room 6 00 

"1st Baptist Society, damage to building 5 00 

" H. Pratt, keys 2 12 

" Charles M. Ellis, copying highway records. . .... 122 75 

" Shelton & Cheever, police badge 3 00 

" Andrew W. Newman, repairs to hay scales 8 25 2,103 40 



Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1848, $ 651 07. 



$3054 93 



37 



TABLE 

OF APPROPRIATIONS, * EXPENDITURES AND BALANCES. 

1847. 



Appropriations 



Appropriated. I Expended. 



Balances . 



Public Schools 

2 New School Houses 

Roxbury Grammar School. . . . 

Eliot School 

Support of Poor 

Repairs of Alms House 

Fire Department 

Reservoirs 

City Debt and Interest 

Watch 

Police 

Pay of City Officers 

Highways, Bridges and Side- 
walks 

Discount on Taxes 

Abatement on do , , . 

Overdrafts 

Oil and Lighting Lamps 

Repairs of Lamps 

Guide Boards and Posts 

County Tax 

Military Services 

School House and Ward Room 
in Ward 8 

Contingent Expenses 



524,163 01 

9,332 87 

1,000 00 

375 00 

15,401 07 

1,837 35 

7,800 14 

2,090 00 

16,409 12 

4,956 76 

313 82 

4,367 50 

10,537 57 
2,463 41 
1,456 96 

350 00 
1,077 81 

239 17 

105 50 
2,958 03 

420 00 

1,350 00 
3,706 00 



$112,711 09 



$ 19,505 23 

7,838 37 

750 00 

300 00 

t 14,924 90 

1,736 04 

6,635 79 

2,090 00 

16,409 12 

3,609 40 

206 25 

3,380 00 

9,853 38 

2,463 41 

1,456 96 

221 41 

848 49 

87 45 

53 52 

2,958 03 

420 00 

115 00 
3,054 93 



14,657 78 

1,494 50 

250 00 

75 00 

476 17 

101 31 

1,164 35 



1,347 36 
107 57 
987 50 

684 19 



128 59 

229 32 

151 72 

51 98 



1,235 00 
651 07 



$98,917 68 $13,793 41 



* Including the undrawn balances Feb. 1, 1847. 

t The actual expense is $2,881 71 less than the amount here given. This 
amount ($2,881 71) is the earnings of the poor on the highways. 

Note. — It will be observed that the balance here is represented as $13,793 
41, which is more than there is in the Treasury by $7,700 : and is accounted 
for by the Treasurer's not borrowing the sums authorized, — the same not hav- 
ing been wanted. 



38 



AMOUNT OF CITY DEBT. 



Date of Note. 



To whom Payable. 



Interest. 



When Payable. Amount. 



Oct. 1, 


1840 


<< << 


<< 


Oct. 1, 


1844 


Jan. 1 , 


1846 


May, 


1846 


Dec. 3, 


1847 


Nov. 1, 


1847 


Nov. 1, 


1847 


Feb. 1, 


1848 



Isaac Davis 

Provident Institution 

for Savings, Boston 
Estate of John Parker 
Estate of John Parker 
Provident Institution 

for Savings, Boston 

James Parker 

Suffolk Savings for 

Seamen and others, 

Boston 

John C . Warren . 

Tillson Williams . . . 
Howard S. Williams 
Peoples' Bank 



Per Cent. 

6 On demand. 



4i 

6 

6 

5i 
64 



Jan. 1, 1851 
Oct. 1, 1848 
Oct. 1, 1849 

Oct. 1, 1848 
Jan. 1, 1850 



Oct 1, 1848 
Oct. 1, 1848 
Nov. 1, 1848 
Nov. 1,1849 
Aug. 1, 1848 



$2,000 00 

2,276 65 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 

1,500 00 
8,000 00 



2,666 66 
3,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 

$29,443 SI 



ACCOUNT 



JOSEPH W. DUDLEY, CITY TREASURER, 



FEBRUARY 1, 1847, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1848, 



40 



3>r. Joseph W Dudley, City Treasurer, in Account Current from 



1848 | 

Feb. l.JTo Balance in Treasury at last audit 

Cash borrowed of Peoples Bank 

" rec'd of Commonwealth for support of paupers, 

" " of Thomas Adams for fines 

" " for discount on bill 

Amount of appropriations raised by tax. . $73,227 12 

" of County Tax 2,958 03 

" of overplus in casting taxes .... 1,505 16 



Cash received of the City of Boston for 

support of paupers 

" of the City of Charlestown, do. 
" of the town of W. Cambridge, 

for support of paupers 

" of the town of Brookline, do. . . 
" of Harnden & Co. for bonded 

passengers 

" of Asa Wyman & Son 

" of Bullard & Carter 

" of the town of Marblehead for 

support of paupers 

" of George B. Davis, for rent of 
house o 

" of A. & A. W. Putnam, for 
rent of wharf. 

" of Andrew W. Newman for in- 
come of hay scales 

" of Robert Seaver for income of 
hay scales 

" of Joseph W. Tucker for rent 
of City Hall. 

" of H. & G. W. Pierce for rent 
of market 



200 41 
18 00 

11 52 

216 70 

164 34 

20 50 

4 87 

42 25 



200 00 

200 00 

83 91 

70 18 

25 00 

150 00 



" of Thomas Dillon for license 

" of David Simpson for lumber 

" of the Town of Brookline for their part of 

County Tax 

" for dog licenses 

" of Commonwealth, for City's proportion of 

School Fund 

" of Commonwealth, for cash paid Militia. . 
" of Judson Chapin for to build ward room, 

Ward Eight 

" on a loan from Tillson Williams 

" on a loan from Howard S. Williams ..... 
Cash borrowed of Peoples Bank 



£2,951 67 

8,000 00 

1,612 65 

10 00 

66 



77,690 31 



678 59 



729 09 
16 00 
11 54 

25 48 
143 00 

490 39 
420 00 

1,350 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 



$102,129 38 



Roxbury, February 25, 1848. 



41 



Feb. 1, 1847, to Feb. 1, 1848, unfA. /Ae City of Roxbury, Cr. 



1848 
Feb. 1 



By Cash paid School Teachers Salaries $15,513 79 

" " Contingent expenses of Schools 3,120 77 
" " Fuel for Schools 870 67 



Rent of Eliot School 

Grammar School 

New School House, Eustis street 

" " " Vernon street 

Support of Poor in addition to their earnings, 
Repairs of Alms House 



Salaries of Firemen 3,346 50 

Contingent expenses Fire De- 
partment 2,464 29 

New Emmie 825 00 



Reservoirs 

City Debt and Interest. . 

Watch 

Police 

Salaries of City Officers. 



Repairs of Highways in Wards 

1, 2, 3, 4&5 6,312 31 

Repairs of Highways in Wards 

6 &7 1,631 94 

Repairs of Highways in Ward 8 1,909 13 



Discount on Taxes, paid prior to Oct. 1st, 

Abatements on Taxes 

Militia 

Oil and Lighting Lamps 

Lamps and Posts 

Guide Boards and Posts 

Interest on Overdrafts 

School House and Ward Room, Ward 8 

County Tax 

Contingent Expenses 



$19,505 


23 


300 


00 


750 


00 


3,994 87 


3,843 


50 


12,043 


19 


1,736 


04 



6,635 79 



2,090 00 

16,409 12 

3,609 40 

206 25 

3,380 00 



9,853 


38 


2,463 41 


1,456 


96 


420 


00 


848 


49 


87 


45 


53 


52 


221 


41 


115 


00 


2,958 


03 


3,054 93 


$96,035 97 


6,093 


41 



By Balance in the Treasury 

$102,129 38 
JOSEPH W. DUDLEY, City Treasurer. 
6 



CITY OF ROXBURY, Feb. 28, 1848. 

The undersigned, Joint Standing Committee on Accounts, in pursuance of 
the provisions of the eighth section of the Ordinance entitled " An Ordinance 
establishing a System of Accountability in the expenditures of the City," 
requiring them " to audit the account of the City Treasurer at the close of each 
Municipal year, and as much oftener as they may deem expedient" — hereby 
certify that we have examined and audited the within account of Joseph W. 
Dudley, City Treasurer, and find the same correctly cast and all payments 
and expenditures therein charged against the City, are sustained by necessary 
vouchers. 

We find that there has been received into the Treasury at sundry times 
within the year ending January 31, 1848, including the balance on hand Feb- 
ruary 1st, 1847, the sum of One hundred and two thousand one hundred and 
twenty-nine dollars and thirty-eight cents : and that there has been paid out 
from the Treasury during the same period, the sum of JVinety-six thousand and 
thirty-five dollars and ninety-seven cents, leaving in the Treasury, January 
31st, 1848, a balance of Six thousand ninety-three dollars and forty-one 
cents. 

The undersigned take this opportunity to express their entire approbation for 
the prompt, faithful and efficient manner in which the Treasurer and Collector 
has discharged the duties of his office. 

WILLIAM B. KINGSBURY, \ 
RICHARD WARD, / Committee 

JOSEPH N. BREWER, \ on 

THOMAS LORD, ( Accounts. 

JAMES E. FORBUSH, ) 



In Common Council, Feb. 28, 1848. 
Read and accepted. Sent up. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 28, 1848. 
Read and concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE CITY. 



The City Hall (of brick) and land $12,000 00 

The Alms House (of brick) and land— about 11 acres 30,000 00 

The Munroe Farm, about 22 acres, between Warren and Wal- 
nut streets 30,000 00 

City Wharf at Point 8,000 00 

The Flats, 72 acres 1 quarter, in the dry basin, not valued .... 

Dwelling house and land on Washington street 2,500 00 

Land on Green street, 5,000 feet 300 00 

Land on Warren place, 28,341 feet • 5,200 00 

Dudley School House (of stone) and land, Kenilworth street ) . 
Dudley School House (of brick) and land, Bartlett street. . > • 14,000 00 
Washington School House (of brick) and land, Washington st. 14,000 00 
Westerly School House and land, West Roxbury, Centre street, 4,000 00 
School House and land on Sumner street, occupied by Pri- 
mary Schools 1 & 2 1,000 00 

School House, Centre street, Nos. 3 & 16 1,400 00 

School House, Washington street, No. 4 — no land, of little value 

School House and land, Centre street, No. 5 800 00 

School House, Upper Canterbury, No. 7 — no land 200 00 

School House and land West Roxbury, No. 8 600 00 

School House, Lower Canterbury, No. 9 — no land 200 00 

School House near Grove Hall, No. 10 — no land 500 00 

School House, Mill Dam, No. 11— no land 400 00 

School House, Yeoman street, No. 12 — no land 100 00 

School House and land, Oxford street, Nos. 13 & 15 2,600 00 

School House and land, Vernon street 5,000 00 

School House and land, Yeoman street, Nos. 14 & 17 2,600 00 

School House and land near toll gate, No. 18 1,000 00 

School House and land, Orange street, Nos. 19 & 20 2,600 00 

School House and land, Eustis street, No. 21 4,000 00 

School House and land, Elm street, No. 22 3,000 00 

School House and land, Edinboro' street, No. 23 3,000 00 

Engine House and land, No. 1, Dudley street 1,000 00 

Engine House and land, No. 2, Centre street 800 00 

Engine House No. 3, Centre street, connected with No. 5 Pri- 
mary School — valued in School No. 5 

Engine House and land, No. 4, Jamaica Plain Centre (brick) . . 1,500 00 

Engine House No. 5, West Roxbury, Centre street — no land . . 500 00 

Engine House and land, No. 6, Eustis street 800 00 

Engine House No. 7, Ruggles street — no land 500 00 

Burial Ground on Eustis street — not valued 

Burial Ground on Warren street — not valued 

Burial Ground on Walter street, Ward 8 — not valued 

Burial Ground on Centre street, Ward 8 — not valued 



$154,100 00 



[Note. — The City Lands in the dry basin of the Boston and 
Roxbury Mill Corporation were not valued by the Committee 
on Public Property. There are 72 acres and 1 quarter.] 



^PERSONAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY. 

The Furniture in the City Hall — Mayor and Aldermen's Room, Common Coun- 
cil Room, City Clerk's and City Treasurer's offices. In the several School 
Houses and Watch House. 

In charge of the Chief Engineer — 

8 Fire Engines, 

9 Hose Carriages, 

183 Feet of Suction Hose, 
4075 Feet of Leading Hose, 
14 Ladders, 
10 Fire Hooks, 
56 Buckets, 

19 Axes, and other apparatus and furniture. 
16 Reservoirs. 

In charge of the Superintendent of the Alms House — 

Stock aud Utensils. 
3 Horses, 

2 yoke of Oxen, 
37 Hogs, 

3 Cows, 

2 Horse Wagons and Harnesses, 

2 Horse Carts and Harnesses, 

3 Ox Carts, 

1 Ox Wagon, 

1 Ox Sled, 

4 Stone Drags, 

Ploughs, Iron Bars, Drills, Drilling Tools, Hammers, Picks, Chains, 
and other tools. 

Produce raised. 
1400 bushels Potatoes, 
10 tons Hay, 
10 tons Hay, for Bedding — cut in the Dry Basin. 

Furniture, Beds and Bedding. 
The Furniture of the Establishment ; — also 
136 Bedsteads and Bunks, 
136 Under Beds, 
39 Feather Beds, 
367 Sheets, 
266 Pillow Cases, 
166 Pillows, 
219 Bed Spreads, 
50 Counterpanes, Blankets, &c. 

In charge of the Undertaker — 
3 Hearses. 

In charge of the Weighers of Hay — 

2 Hay Scales. 

In charge of the Lamplighters — 
The Lamps. 

* The value of the Personal Property of the City was not ascertained by the 
Committee. 



REPORT 

OF THE 

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



The Overseers of the Poor of the City of Roxbury, respect- 
fully submit the following 

REPORT. 

In consequence of the large number of foreign sick pau- 
pers, which were received into the Alms House during the 
past year, it became indispensably necessary that appropriate 
apartments for their accommodation should be provided ; 
and in such a manner as to isolate them as much as possible 
to prevent the contagious disease with which they were 
affected, from being communicated to the other inmates of 
the establishment ; and as an apartment had been com- 
menced early in the season, on the site of the wood house, at 
the western end of the Alms House, for the convalescent in 
summer, and as a work room during the winter, an addition 
was made thereto in conformity to the advice of the Con- 
sulting Physicians, and the approbation of the Board of 
Health, which afforded two rooms for the ship fever patients, 
and will be found to answer all the purposes of a Hospital, 
for a number of years at least. 

There not being a sufficient number of sleeping apartments, 
an extra appropriation was granted for finishing three dor- 
mitories in the third story of the Alms House, which was 
done, and fifty beds have been placed in them ; but they 
are so spacious that eighty or ninety persons can be con- 
veniently lodged therein, should it become necessary. 

The School Committee having proposed to furnish an in- 
structress for the children in the Alms House, if her board 
was provided for, and a school room furnished, the Overseers 
did not hesitate in acceding to those terms, and the shed at 
the eastern end of the Alms House was fitted up for that 
purpose, where there are about seventy scholars in daily at- 
tendance. 

The dictates of philanthropy required that means of in- 
struction should be afforded to those unfortunate children, 
both as respects their present and future condition here and 
hereafter ; for they are thus not only enabled to receive an 



46 

education equal to that which is obtained in our Primary 
Schools ; but the vicious may be thereby reclaimed, and all 
prevented from acquiring those ruinous habits which are too 
often superinduced by the baneful influence of idleness. 

For the purpose of still more extending the precious ad- 
vantages of intellectual, moral and pious instruction, one of 
the Overseers, aided by a member of the School Committee 
and a few other beneficent gentlemen of the city, have volun- 
teered their services as teachers of a Sunday School, not 
merely for the children, but the adults of the Alms House ; 
and from the experiment which has been made, the most 
favorable results are confidently anticipated. Education is 
the guardian angel of the human race, for morals, manners, 
and pure religion are the admirable results of mental cul- 
ture ; and whoever generously and kindly undertakes the 
duty of guiding the rising generation in the beautiful paths 
of rectitude, of deportment and education, may be rightfully 
called the Howards of " Little Children," whom the mes- 
senger of the Almighty " blessed," and emphatically de- 
clared " of such is the kingdom of heaven." 

The accompanying report of Doctor B. E. Cotting, the 
physician of the Alms House, contains such a clear and full 
account of the number of patients which he has attended 
during the year, the variety of the diseases with which they 
have been afflicted, and the results of his treatment, that it 
is unnecessary to make any additional remarks upon those 
subjects. 

The arduous duties of Doctor Cotting have been performed 
in the most faithful and efficient manner, and he is eminently 
entitled to the highest commendation for his unremitted and 
kind attentions to the numerous persons who were affected 
with that fatally malignant disease, whose terrible ravages 
have been so sadly experienced in Europe and on this 
continent. 

As the cooking establishment and oven were in the large 
room where the inmates breakfasted, dined and supped, 
great inconvenience was experienced by those who prepared 
the food, as well as by those who partook of it ; and the 
heat produced by the several fires which were kept up during 
the day and a large portion of the night, extended into all 
the apartments of the edifice, which, in the opinion of the 
Physician and Overseers, had not merely an unpleasant but 
very deleterious effect upon the men, women and children 
who occupied them. It was therefore determined to fit up 
one of the basement rooms for a kitchen, which was accom- 
plished, and thus all the difficulties which arose from its 



47 

previous location have been happily obviated in such a per- 
fect manner as to render the air more salubrious, and the 
entire household more comfortable. 

From the imperfect manner in which the grounds are en- 
closed, and the greatly augmented population of the city, and 
of the persons in the Alms House, since the yard was formed 
around it, it has been impracticable to so control the inter- 
course between the inmates and their acquaintances, as is 
requisite to guard against the injudicious consequences re- 
sulting therefrom to the former, and to secure that quietude 
which is so important to the sick, and for enforcing the reg- 
ulations which have been established for the preservation 
of sobriety and order throughout the institution. It was 
therefore considered necessary that a sufficiently high and 
substantial fence should be erected on Highland street, and 
on the eastern and western bounds of the cultivated land. 
To accomplish this very desirable object will require an 
expenditure of about six hundred dollars ; and it is earnestly 
recommended that an appropriation be made for that pur- 
pose next year ; but in the mean time, that authority be 
given to the Overseers to contract for the materials immedi- 
ately, to enable them to erect the fence in April or May. 

Isaac H. Meserve, the superintendent of the Alms House, 
has discharged his various responsible duties in a most ac- 
ceptable manner. Although constantly exposed to the dan- 
ger of being stricken down, as have been his excellent wife 
and infant son, by the complicated and terrible epidemics 
with which so many of the persons in the Alms House have 
been affected, still he has never been deterred from the per- 
formance of his duty in the most attentive and humane 
manner, and laboriously endeavoring day and night to ad- 
minister to the wants and alleviate the, sufferings of those 
who were so dependent upon his kind offices. 

The services and character of the late Mrs. Meserve have 
been so appropriately described in the report of the Physician, 
that it is only necessary to add, that the Overseers fully con- 
cur in the just tribute of respect therein paid to the memory 
of that excellent and estimable wife, mother and matron of 
the home of the poor. 

The inmates of the Alms House at the commencement of 
the year were .... 150 

Admitted ..... 762 

Present number .... 224 

Births • . . . 11 

Deaths in the House . . ... 56 



48 



Deaths out of the House, buried by the super- 
intendent .... 
Work done on the farm and in cracking stone — 
By men hired .... 

" Inmates .... 

" Oxen .... 

" Horses .... 

Work done on the highways — 

By men hired • . 

" Inmates .... 

" Oxen .... 

" Horses .... 

There was besides considerable work done 
about the House, in the Garden, and in re- 
pairs, of which no account was kept. 

Receipts for the support of the Poor — 

From the Treasurer of the State for the support 
of paupers 

Other Cities and Towns 
Labor on the highways 
Appropriation 
Additional appropriation 
Appropriation and repairs 
Additional appropriation 



20 



212 


days 


267 


u 


96 


a 


34 


u 


659 


u 


755 


tl 


385 


a 


306 


u 



$1,612 65 

678 59 
2,881 71 
5,228 12 
5,000 00 
1,000 00 

825 81 

$17,226 88 



EXPENDITURES. 



For the support of the Poor $14,924 90 

" Repairs of Alms House 1,724 50 



Unexpended balance 

The following sums being deducted from the 

total amount of expenses 
Due from the State for the support 

of paupers . . 2,666 50 

" Of Ship Fever Patients . 4,643 67 

Received from the State . 1,612 65 

" Other Cities and Towns 678 59 



16,649 40 

577 48 



16,649 40 



9,601 41 



Leaves, as the expenditure of the City, the sum of $7,047 99 



49 

It is proper, however, to state, that this amount includes 
the extraordinary expenditures in providing the requisite 
accommodations for the unusual number of paupers that have 
been received into the Alms House, and which being de- 
ducted, reduces the actual expenses for the support of the 
poor, to $5,323 49. 

H. A. S. DEARBORN, Mayor. 
Roxbury, February, 1848. 

In Board of Aldermen, Feb. 28, J 848. 

Report read and accepted, and referred with the accom- 
panying report of the Physician at the Alms House to the 
Committee on Accounts, with instructions to cause such 
parts to be printed as they may deem proper. 

J. W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



REPORT 



PHYSICIAN TO THE ALMS HOUSE. 



To the Overseers of the Poor of the City of Roxbury. 

Gentlemen : 

During the year ending this day, the amount 
of sickness in the Alms House has far exceeded, and the 
number of patients has been greater than that of any previous 
year. All the predictions of the report of last year have 
been fully realized. The House has been greatly over- 
crowded, and the necessity for further provision for the sick 
been urgent and imperative. Through the instrumentality 
of the Board of Health, a Hospital building has been erect- 
ed, adjoining the Alms House, capable of containing in its 
two stories from forty to fifty beds. This has been of 
very great service to the sick, and their attendants ; and is 
also a subject of gratulation to many families in the city, 
who, during the prevalence of severe and alarming diseases, 
have had occasion to avail themselves of its advantages, 
either for their own members, or their domestics. 



The whole number of patients during the year amounts 

to ... 545 

Recovered, .... 
Relieved, .... 
Not relieved, 

Sent to Worcester, 
T J Discharged, . 

ieX Recovered, . . 
Remain, 

Now under treatment, 
Died, .... 

545 



435 

10 
6 



16 



22 

56 



52 



The following were some of the principal diseases 



Ship fever (Typhus) . 

Other " (Typhoidal) 

Lung fever and Pleurisy, 

Dysentery, 

Diarrhoea, . 

Delirium Tremens, 

Diseases of the Brain, 

Diseases of the Eye and Ear, 

Chicken Pox and Diseases of the Skin 

Small Pox, 

Fractures, . 

Other severe injuries, . 

Extreme debility and emaciation, chiefly 

from privations on shipboard, 
Rheumatism and Lameness, 
Other diseases, . 

Total, 



337 

11 

6 

11 

8 

2 

4 

19 

44 

1 

5 

6 

12 

7 
72 

545 



Some further details of each separate case may be found 
in the tables annexed to this report.* 

The proportion of deaths is a fraction over one in ten, in 
all diseases — the same holding true with regard to those ad- 
mitted sick of ship fever. This proportion must be consid- 
ered small if the crowded state of the House, previous to the 
erection of the Hospital building, be taken into account. It 
should be remembered also that many were sent in after all 
hope of recovery was past, and even when in a dying con- 
dition. By reference to the tables, it will be seen that the 
number of such amounts to no less than fourteen, or one 
fourth of all the deaths. 

The number of births during the year was eleven. In 
several of these cases Ether was administered with the most 
satisfactory results. All the women did well, with the ex- 
ception of two, prematurely confined in the midst of the 
gravest form of ship fever — presenting the most pitiable com- 
plications ever witnessed. 

The greatest number of sick and confined to the bedj at 
any one visit, was eighty ; of which seventy were cases of 
ship fever. At this time there were two hundred and forty 
inmates, of whom not more than ten were able to perform a 
full day's labor. Throughout the year the well have borne 
but a small proportion to the sick. Out of seven hundred 

* These tables, occupying eighteen pages, are necessarily omitted in printing. 



and fifty-eight, the whole number admitted (exclusive of 
" transient comers," or those who come in for a night's lodg- 
ing), only one hundred and thirty-nine were "well" on 
admission, and this embraces seventy-one orphans and chil- 
dren accompanying sick parents. 

Such facts, one would think, ought to satisfy any who 
still fear that our Alms House is becoming the resort of the 
idle and lazy. Daring the past year there has been little 
opportunity for idleness in the house ; but every well inmate, 
not even excepting the children, has been obliged to perform 
services, which, at one period at least, could not have been 
purchased. Besides, of the whole number admitted more 
than three fourths have been discharged ; many of the con- 
valescent leaving before advised to, through anxiety to 
return to their occupations. And it may be mentioned also 
of the newly arrived immigrants, that it has been ascertained 
that, without exception, they came to the city, not for the 
advantages it possessed of an Alms House and Hospital, but 
to meet relatives or near friends, who had preceded them ; 
and further, that all such admitted sick had contracted their 
diseases, including insanity, subsequently to their leaving 
their homes in their native country.* 

That form of Typhus, known under the name of ship 
fever, of which we have had instances in the House for sev- 
eral years [see former Reports], became unusually prevalent 
during the past year. These cases occurred chiefly among 
the newly arrived immigrants ; though the disease was com- 
municated to many others, both in and out of the House. 
Those brought directly from shipboard were sometimes in 
such a revolting condition that an accurate description would 
hardly be credited by those who have not been eye-witnesses. 

Some of the complications of this disease, and its attending 
circumstances, may be briefly alluded to. The whole num- 
ber sick of this fever when admitted was 307. Besides the 
more common symptoms of fever observable in all these 
cases, such as a hot dry skin, rapidity of pulse, dark coated 
tongue, sordes on teeth, urgent thirst, pains in the back and 
limbs, sleeplessness, &c, — 2 had profuse bleeding from the 
bowels — 32 do. from the nose ; some requiring plugging of 
the nostrils — 95 had severe diarrhoea, frequently of a dysen- 
teric character — 67 vomiting — 9 were jaundiced — 150 had 
some inflammation of the lungs ; and nearly all had more or 
less cough — 78 had continued, low, muttering delirium — 
over 200 were deaf during a part of the disease — 231 had 

* Such unhappy consequences do not appear to be peculiar to the emigration 
of the present day. " Contagious diseases seized upon the emigrants on their 
voyage that year (1630). When they arrived they were feeble, sick, and 
dying daily of fevers and scurvy." — Ellis's History of Roxbury, p. 14. 



54 

decided eruptive spots — sudamina (sweatlike eruption) no- 
ticed in 70 — 16 had severe dropsy of the feet and ankles 
(oedema). Many had painful swellings of the feet during 
convalescence — 3 had general dropsy (ascites) — 3 were pre- 
maturely confined — 1 1 had large abscesses of the glands of 
the neck and under the ears — 2 became insane — 1 paralytic 
(hemiplegia). 

This fever was communicated to 30 of the inmates also ; 
and five of the aged and infirm, and two infants died in 
consequence thereof. Among the victims was the veteran 
inmate, ' Billy Duff,' who had been a dependant on the 
town for nearly seventy years, and had reached the age of 
103 — an inoffensive man, whom great age and quiet thank- 
fulness had rendered an object of interest to many citizens. 
Moreover, all the attendants were affected, and only two 
escaped being brought down by it. At the period before 
alluded to, the condition of the House was deplorable and 
alarming. But after the erection of the Hospital, some of 
the more threatening dangers abated. Of late the health of 
the House has been improving ; and only two deaths have 
occurred during the last three months. 

In the season when many a stout heart would have 
quailed, the Superintendent and members of his family 
quietly and sedulously devoted their untiring energies, day 
and night, without murmuring or reluctance, to the necessi- 
ties and comfort of the sick and dying. 

I forbear to praise the living; I wish that I could do 
justice to the dead. " Mrs. Meserve was distinguished for 
the faithful and humane manner in which she performed 
the various, difficult, onerous and very responsible duties, 
which were devolved upon her, as Matron of the institution 
over which her husband has presided since 1842. Such 
were her kind and unwearied attentions to the unfortunate, 
poor and sick, men and women, and numerous orphan and 
destitute children, in the establishment, that she was respect- 
ed and beloved as a most beneficent and devoted friend and 
mother. As a wife, parent, and Christian, her example 
was honorable to her sex, and worthy of the highest com- 
mendation and imitation." 

So wrote an honored friend — let an humbler pen copy 
and attest the record. 

I remain, Gentlemen, your obedient servant, 
B. E. COTTING, 

Physician to the Institution. 
Roxbury, January 3\st, 1848. 



REPORT 



CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Roxbury, February 1, 1848. 

To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen, 

and Common Council. 

Gentlemen : 

In conformity with Section 5th of the Ordinance 
regulating the Fire Department, I herewith lay before you 
a report of the state and condition of the Engine Houses, 
Engines and Apparatus, with the number of members be- 
longing to the several Companies, also the number of Reser- 
voirs and their condition, together with the number of Fires 
and Alarms, from May 1, 1847, to February 1, 1848, with 
the amount of Loss and Insurance. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ABRAHAM S. PARKER, 

Chief Engineer. 



56 



o 

of 

w 

I— I 

o 

W 



o a id 

a)"5 o 



O) o o 

[2 *B 






o 

•S3 

w2 



cSS 



as 



s s s 



B X 



o o 



£ £ £ fe £ 



>3 J2 



fl 


fl 


a 


a> 


O 


O 






i-< 


cq 


o 


o 


fc«. 


S3 


« a 


a> 


a i 


.3 


60 1? 


fel 


a " 
W 


A 



o 



3 

> w g 



55 fc S5 S5 2 



.3 .3 .3 .3 



w w 





















<3 


o 

X 




• 


<# 








*5 




ta 




M 


^ 


JA 


-M 


M 










o 


o 


o 


o 


o 


o 

pa 


<J 


< 




B 


B 


o 

B 


B 


o 

B 








on 






CO 








0> 

o 

3 

pa 




a> 






ID 






J^ 




M 


M 


y 


« 


M 


CO 


3 

P5 




< 

to 


< 


< 


< 


< 

05 


< 


4) 

bfl 

CO 

3 
n 












» 




!-i 


60 

.2 

o 


a 

CI 


1 

pa 


O 

pa 


o 

a 

oa 

u 


o 

3 

pa 

»4 


o 

3 

pa 


13 






03 


ca 


CS 


etf 


03 


J§ 


0) 


ffi 


C 


O 


U 


O 


o 


o 


o 
















O 


B 


B 




B 


B 


B 


B 


B 


B 



'So 'Ed g 

W W B 



57 



RESERVOIRS. 



No. 



Situation. 



Gallons of 

Water 
contained. 



Condition 



1 

2 
3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 



In the square opposite the Norfolk House , 

Warren, near Washington street , 

Corner of Washington and Eustis streets , 

Dudley street — fills from the Brook , 

Short street , 

Mount Pleasant , 

Near Webber's Ropewalk , 

Cedar street , 

Sidewalk, opposite No. 2 Engine House , 

Centre street (Jamaica Plain) , 

Centre street, near Green street (Jamaica Plain) 

Washington street, near Ruggles street , 

Vernon street , 

Dudley, foot of Kenilworth street 

Dudley, near Warren street 

Dudley, near Greenville street 



25,000 
30,000 
16,000 

24.000 
15,000 
15,000 
15,000 
1,300 
15,000 
15,000 
18,000 
18,000 
18,000 
18,000 
18,000 



Good. 



58 



0© 



p£ 






5 as 



O j3 

PS SP 






5 I 2 » .'a 



i S 1 - 

! ^ o 






pq 



T3 +j 13 



►5 a 

Ph 






£ 13 .3 O S 



o S o 

-Cm -C jj 

'Ci P° ^" 'O S3 



a 5 



c cs y » 



E 


J3 

o 


id 




rt 


C3 


0) 


a 






cS 




U-SQ 






o5 w 

If 

a s 
Offl 






© o 
c © 

o »* 



p^ 

-^ 



© © 
© © 

© i-H 



O 

GO 

-a- 
»3 



»25 
& 

PS 
PQ 

s 



pq 



PQ Hfl 



£H 






j- .a 



01 

® o 
M a 
m B 

Ph< 



b) a ei.S 
m q oj o 

Qpqftp; 



> a 





m 














pa 
-a 


2 




-fi 



a w2 



eoto ■* fc» « co as t» t» 



2 ►» 



-3 



59 






• a fee— 



S§'| 



^.3 



Si a 

a 3 

2 s 



0) 

s 
g 



£ to 

a s.s 



.2 -^ 
>L >L . 'a 

ra « bo* 



O O CO 



a o 

i— i a ' 



rs.-a o 



— s -a 

a o raj 

m a 

■73 c3 



» § S •§ 

§? * ^ i * 



o c to . 

fe -a a g 

a - a E 



60 ° 

c • .03 

.a >-?-* 

a-i a -! m ui r- . o 

•a os .2 a a c 
S ~ M>-o o o _n a 
a a -a -a w *- 



0..22 
O J3 



ir 1 03 
> a 

i u 

.2 a ™ a 



so 



5 o 



5 .5 



a 


a 








> 


0) 




04 


4 


OU 




a 


X 


cd 




o< 



o«t> pq 



•■".5 a . o u S a> „ 

££«£§§ £-.2 ? 
a as- « a a k > 



* u <2 

b a a S 

a _o 

a ^ '"o 

> O 03 2 

a » £_a o 

S m oa © 

£ -a .« P "S 

13 . *" 

£ a rri «= 
« <£§ a 
» s *i« £ 

o ._ +^ CO 

£ . a a _q 

- § SP 2 m 2 ' 
a 'j a -^ a — 

O Ho— 

£ 2 « e £^ 
tu a 'O o o 03 ' 

s- S o £ 'E. 





* 












v: 


^ 








>, 


- 


e=5 










C 


>-> 




Xli 


.a 







P 


fr 




a 
t 


Li „. 




• a 

• a 

■ > 

• a 

• a> 

• 03 

o 

<u a 

u o 





9} 



® ** el 

t^oj a a m 

!0 _ •- CO CU 



CD 



B 5 » 



§ffl 



a^ 2 ja s S o <u 

^2 'S 03 :- *-- a z; 

^ »i a 8 c i.^; 

p 3^^ 0) » s 



ca 



^O "S 



* TO ^ i! 3 

03 »- o s ras 



pq O 



a J3 
JO 



t; •= a a a •« r^ 3 a bc - z! 
pq J £ g g ^ ^S S D h? ^J 



a a ca J„ . 
a°| °| a"b 

pazpa«j 



o o o 


© 


~ 


© 


© 


© 


© 


© © 


-5 




© 


© 


© © 


o o o 


© 


O 


© 


© 


© 


© 


© © 


S 




© 


© 


© © 


o o o 


lO 


s 


© 


© 


to 


s 


© © 


— 




© 


© 


© © 


QO O O 


o 


s 


© 


© 


CN 


w 


© © 


© 




© 


© 


© © 


i— O 1-H 




1X1 


CO 


1— 1 






© CO 


04 




i— i 


■* 


T!< CO 


CN C© 


























o © © 


© 


— 


© 


© 


© 


© 


© © 


O 


© 


© 


© 


© © © 


© © © 


o 


© 


© 


© 


© 


c: 


© © 


C: 


a; 


© 


© 


© © © 


© © © 


in 


s 


© 


© 


tfS 


— 


© © 


c 


© 


© 


© 


© © © 


CO © © 


(N 


o 


© 


© 


CN 


w 


© © 


© 


c 


© 


© 


© © © 


l-l © rH 




iV) 


CO 








© CO 


CI 


cc 


M 


TJI 


tj> CN CO 


cn ca 




1-4 










T-H 













cu 03 a = 

a MiS .2 

o a >- - 3 

5 2 £ £ 



'C .2 K JJ 

pq= .^ 

. Ci a 



US iffl W (B h h h 



60 



aj ^-gj to 

2 111 

*I-b I -* 
g J3 to S 

fa bo fa ° 

«sag 

-C g CD 

s a a 

• s- I 

•2 g §*„ 

'S eS -* 05 
<D to 3 

o o c3 a 

o o *-» « 

« o.cd ■*■■ 

gn to 03 .O 
02 



S S -a-s 



^=2 S3 



bD 



a -* 
.a o 



a a Q) v *"* >i s - 
S'a m> rg JS 3^5 

O © ^ 



«a 









H-.'as ":§ =^ =? 


a a c 


urni 

ilse 
nfin 
wel 
abc 
wel 
urst 
ilse 
urni 


urni 
urni 

rifli 


n^PH Qpafapa 


PQPQE-i 



W) o o w ^ o o 
o s s o ca s s 

^ M pa g fa pa pa 



© © 

GO CM 



© © 
© © 
00 CN 



CD 



fa CD 



'O to to 

•a g i- 

a 9-*i 



c< 



en . a 

fa O 

iQ cs.s 
- sM 



Q P3 



pa 



3 © S3 ;=j © 5 *£ 



a 
o 
3 «2 



02 



a ^ 

0} fa 
fa © 



J2 -a 



ffi S5 



Ci t~ J> Ci 



61 



1-3 » 



a. ffl 

S S j, 

P. g B> 



a> cs 



.9 « 

02 HH 



53 £0 

S 13 



£fa 



a "a, sc cs 



B.BAm ."• 

« 3 ° b 



s g 

O C3 



U 6D 

p.S 



IS 

Is 

rrt O ■ 

lis 

.5 S 

*s § 



-P« 



9 W3 



T3 3 

i S-3 g 

m ed e3 



s ==-•=■ 






o © o 




© 


© 


~; 


© © © 




© 


© 


© 


© © in 




© 


© 


© 


© © <M 




© 


© 


so 


XT5 © 




i—i 


t~ 


»o 


-* 










© © © 


© 


© 


© 


© 


© © © 


© 


© 


© 


© 


© © ia 


© 


© 


© 


© 


© © es« 


© 


© 


© 


CO 


lO © 


ci 




t> 


<N 


■<* 











a « ' « 



a u. a 


VI <D 


to — on 


T3 h 


udley 
Ipine 
range 


a to 

— m 




lip 5 


Q<0 


Kfl 



•5 .9 * 

^ CU Q 



2 a >> 

■^ o a 



ffl 



8 25 



O PL, bD g 

*-^ cd cd r-j 



pq 



3* 



p I J- 

oi '3 



CO 00 CO 00 © © 



» © OOS1N(OOOOH 

i-H 00 WNNMM 



62 



RECAPITULATION 



Number of Engineers 7 

Number of Firemen 293 

Number of Engines 7 

Number of Hose Carriages 8 

Number of feet of Suction Hose 1S3 

Number of feet of Leading Hose 4075 

Number of Hook and Ladder Carriages 1 

N umber of Ladders 14 

Number of Fire Hooks 10 

Number of Crotch Poles 6 

Number of Buckets 56 

Number of Axes 19 

Number of Reservoirs 16 

Not in use — 

Number of Engines 1 

Number of Hose Carriages 1 

Number of feet of Suction Hose 25 

Number of false alarms 8 

Number of alarms from the burning of chimnies 5 

Alarms out of the City 18 

Fires 35 

Total number of alarms . . 66 

Fires requiring the aid of Engines 24 

Fires extinguished without the aid of Engines 11 

Amount of Loss by Fire $25,230 00 

Amount of Insurance 24,530 00 



Note. — In the Table of " Engines," should have been stated — 

Engine No. 2 — 250 feet leading hose, indifferent. 

Engine No. 3 — 300 feet leading hose, indifferent. House not in good order. 

Engine No. 6 — 150 feet leading hose, indifferent. $& 

Engine No. 7 — 150 feet leading hose, indifferent. Condition of House 

good, with the exception of roof. 
Hook and Ladder House not in very good condition. 

A portion of the report is necessarily omitted.