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City Document. — Wo. 6. 



THE 



FIFTH 



ANNUA L R E P Pi T 



COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS 



llECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



CITY OF HOXBURYi 



KOR THK 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31st. 1851 




R X B U R Y : 

NORFOLK COUNTY JOURNAL PJ{ESS. 
1851. 



City Document. — No. 6. 



THE 



FIFTH 

ANNUAL EEPORT 

OF THE 

COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS 

ON THE 

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITU:RES 

OF THE 

. CITY OF ROXBURY! 

FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31st, 1851. 




ROXBURY: 

NORFOLK COUNTY JOURNAL PRESS. 
1851. 



CITY OF ROXBURY. 



In Common Council, February 24th, 1851. 
Ordered, That twenty-four hundred copies of the Annual Report of the 
Receipts and Expenditures of the City, made out by the Committee on Ac- 
counts, with such other Documents as may be appended thereto, be printed 
under the direction of said Committee, and distributed among the inhabitants 
of the City. 

Passed and sent up for concurrence. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 

In Board of Aldermen, February 24th, 1851. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk. 



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REPORT 



COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS. 



The Joint Standing Committee on Accounts, in compliance 
with the provisions of the 3d section of the Ordinance 
estabhshing a system of Accountabihty 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 they have prepared a statement of the Receipts and 
Expenditures of the City, for the year ending January 31st, 
1851, with the details under their separate heads. 

The amount of accounts, claims and demands allowed by 
them during the year, is . $100,964 78 
The balance remaining in the Treasury, Feb. 

1, 1850, was $8,155 92 

And the amount received for the year, from all 

sources, as per account of the Treasurer, is 105,429 74 

Making a total of |113,585 66 

Of this sum there was reeeived — 

For taxes assessed, 1850, |91,206 86 

From loan authorized, . . 1,000 00 

From Cities and Towns for sup- 
port of Paupers, ... 73 00 

From Income of City Property, 860 20 

Amount carried forward^ 93,140 06 



Amount brought forward^ 
From Commonwealth for City's 
proportion of School Fund, . 
From Commonwealth for Mili- 
tary services, 
From licenses for Dogs, 
From Commonwealth, allowed 
by the Legislature, for Pauper 
account, 1847 and 1848, 
From Commonwealth for Pau- 
per account of 1848 and 49, 
From Bonded Passengers, 
From all other sources, which 
which will be found in detail 
in the account of the Treas- 
urer, annexed, 



93,140 06 
654 38 



733 
311 



00 
00 



3,521 99 

5,669 29 
466 34 



9,089 60 



$113,585 66 

The amount of Expenditures, for which bills, accounts, and 
demands have been allowed and ordered to be paid, in- 
cluding the payments of the City Debt, is $100,964 78 
And these Expenditures were chargeable to 
the following appropriations or accounts, 
viz: — 

To Schools, for Teachers' sala- 
ries, fuel, and contingencies. 
For Roxbury Grammar School, 

New School House, (Avon 

place. Ward 2,) . 

Support of Poor, in addition 

to their earnings. 

Repairs of Almshouse, 

Pay of Firemen, 

Contingent expenses of Fire 

Department, 

Reservoirs, 

Repairs of Highways, Bridges 

and Sidewalks, . 

Watch and Police, 

Oil and lighting lamps, 

Repairs of lamps. 

Guide-boards, 

Discount on Taxes, paid 

prior to October 1st, . 

Amount carried forward^ 



$25,677 
500 


86 
00 


3,660 


55 


14,510 71 

305 38 

2,667 50 


1,284 
912 


79 

44 


' 10,342 

3,725 

1,168 

52 

25 


41 
89 
36 

82 

75 


2,952 


20 



Amount brou^-ht fonvaj-d, 




Fo^ 


Abatements of Taxes, 


1,389 10 




County Tax, . 


5,304 06 




Militia, . . 


733 00 




New Engine House (No. 2,) 


1,455 47 




City Debt and Interest, 


12,924 45 




Interest on Overdrafts, 


465 00 




Salaries of City Officers, 


3,880 00 




Contingent expenses and 






Miscellaneous claims, 


7,027 04 



Total expenditure, .... |100,964 78 
Showing a balance and remain- 
ing in the Treasury, of . . . 12,620 88 

1113,585 66 

The City Debt, on the first day of February, 1850, as per 
account of last year, amounted to the sum of ^56,976 85 

Of this sum there has been paid during the 
year, when falling due, . . . 8,500 00 

Reducing the debt to .... |48,476 65 

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

For a detailed statement of the Poor and Almshouse, re- 
ference may be made to the report of the Overseers of the 
Poor, which is appended, and to which the attention of the 
citizens is directed. The expenditures for the Poor and 
Almshouse will be found under the appropriate heads in the 
details of appropriations and expenditures accompanying 
this Report. 

The expenditures for Schools the present year is about the 
same as the last. A new primary school house has been 
built in Avon Place, Ward 2, at an expense, including land, 
of $3,660 55, which, added to the ordinary expenses of 
teachers' salaries, fuel, appropriation to the Roxbury Gram- 
mar School, and contingencies, exhibits an aggregate of 
$29,838 41. 

The appropriation for Highways, Bridges and Sidewalks 
was made general ; but the expenditures have been made 
in three sections, as has been the practice for many years. 
These sections were assigned a certain sum by the Survey- 
ors of Highways, and the expenditures will be found in de- 
tail under tlicir api^rojjriate heads. 



6 

It appears by the report of the Commissioners, that in 
Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, there was expended for Highways 
and Bridges, |6025 20; for Sidewalks, |1,046 46; in Wards 
6 and 7, for Highways and Bridges, 1 1,699 81 ; for Side- 
walks, |220 07 ; in Ward 8, for Highways, Bridges, and 
Sidewalks, $1,350 87 — showing the total expenditure to be 
$10,342 41. 

The ordinary expenditures of the Fire Department fall 
below those of last year, in consequence of the resignation 
of the members of several companies in May last. The re- 
port of the Chief Engineer on the state and condition of the 
Department, with details of service and other subjects con- 
nected, is appended. 

Three reservoirs have been built during the year : one in 
Lamartine street, (Ward 6) ; one corner East and Eustis 
street ; and one on Copeland street, (near Rev. Mr. Hunt- 
ington's.) The amount expended for reservoirs is $912 44. 

Beyond the ordinary expenditures, there has been but 
little outlay for permanent improvements the past year, — 
amounting to $7,028 46, — such as : 

For new Engine House, (for No. 2), . $1,455 47 

" new School House and land, Avon Place, 3,660 55 

" Reservoirs, 912 44 

" Widening Tremont Street, . . . 1,000 00 



Amounting to . . . $7,028 46 

The act of the Legislature, relating to the Cemetery, re- 
quires that the proceeds of sales of lots, or rights of burial in 
Forest Hills Cemetery, shall be paid into the City Treasury, 
to be kept separate from any other funds of the city, and 
subject to the order of the Commissioners. The proceeds 
are to be devoted to the liquidation of the debt incurred in 
the purchase of the land, and for improving and embellish- 
ing the grounds. 

The amount received into the Treasury from 
Feb. 1, 1850, to Feb. 1, 1851, from sundry 
persons, for sales and grading lots, includ- 
ing balance on hand, was .... $16,664 52 

And the amount paid upon the drafts or orders 

of the Commissioners for the same period was 15,708 37 



Leaving a balance in the Treasury, Feb. 1, 1851, of $956 15 



The Cemetery Debt, incurred in the purchase of the land, 
amounts to ,f 27,551 55, The times when this sum becomes 
payable, may be seen by referring to the Schedule accom- 
panying this Report. 

The attention of the citizens is respectfully directed to the 
report of the Commissioners of the Cemetery, appended, in 
which will be found an interesting statement of their doings 
the past year, the state and condition of the Cemetery, the 
receipts from sales and grading of lots, and the various 
items of expenditure, together with the names of the pur- 
chasers of lots. 

Annexed are statements of the unexpended balances of 
the appropriations of the previous year, and the appropria- 
tions and transfers for 1850 ; the details of the expenditures 
under their proper heads, and the present balance of each 
appropriation, and a schedule of the real and personal pro- 
perty of the city. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

For the Committee, 

JOSEPH N. BREWER. 
Roxbury^ March 5th, 1851. 



APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES. 



The Appropriations made by the City Council for different purposes 
in 1850, with the unexpended balances of the previous year, the transfers 
from one appropriation 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 Forest Hills 
Cemetery Debt, and Schedules of Real Estate and Personal Property 
belonging to the City. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $5,518 88 

Transferred from contingent appropriation.... 550 00 

Appropriation 23,475 00 

" for Fuel 1,200 00 

Transfer from contingent appropriation 1850-51 1,000 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

DUDLEY SCHOOL. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION— 

To Jeremiah Plympton, Principal. . $1,200 00 
" Adeline Seaver, Assistant. . . . 375 00 

" Martha C. Bassett, •' 300 00 

" Mary M. Brett, " 275 00 

" Reliance H. Tucker, " 275 00 

" Georgiana Howard, " .... 275 00 

" Ellen French, " 275 00 

" Harriet W. Taber, " 275 00 

" Ellen A. Marean, " 275 00 

" Caroline C. Russell, •' 275 00 

" M. L. Flanders, " 24 88 



$31,743 88 



Paid for FUEL— 

To A. & A. W. Putnam, coal 
" Asa Wyman & Son " 
" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal . . 



40,90 

113,85 

28,00 



3,824" 88 



182 75 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Jonas Pierce, jr. making fires and 

cleaning $173 00 

" Luke Jewett making fires and 

cleaninff 19 07 



Amount carried forward, 
2 



$192 07 $4,007 63 



10 

A^nount brought forivard, $192 07 $4,007 63 

To Grossman & Leighton, carpenter's 

work 54 28 

" Wm. D. Adams, carpenter's work, 25 59 

" George Curtis, " " 1 95 

" True Russell, " " 39 10 

" Roger Herring, slating 193 81 

" Nelson Curtis, mason's work 50 10 

" Jos Brown, plastering and while- 
washing 47 00 

" B. F. Ayres, painting 1 85 

" Joseph Wiggin, glazing 6 96 

" Calvin Bird, stove work 14 36 

" E. B. Scott, repairs on pump 6 13 

" Weeks & Brock, " " 133 

" George Harlow, rep. of clocks. ... 2 50 

" J. P. Brown, brushes, coal hod, &c. 11 87 

" Reuben Hunting-, mats, brooms,. . . 4 88 

653 78 $4,661 41 

WASHINGTON SCHOOL. 
Paid for INSTRUCTION— 

To Levi Reed, Principal 1,200 00 

" William H. Long, Assistant, 800 00 

" Adoniram Alden, " 11123 

" Samuel W. Mason, " 338 76 

" J. W. Tuck, " 150 00 

" Alfred Hewins. " 297 92 

" Robert N.Woodwarth," 68 75 

" Ruth B. Swan, " 25 00 

" Emily E. Harrington, " 137 50 

" Mary A. Russell, " 206 25 

" Jane M. Swain, " 275 00 

" Delia Mansfield, " 275 00 

" Nancy A . Gragg, " ....... 252 08 

" MaryL. Kimball, " 68 75 

" Mary A. Matthews, " 118 99 

" Wealthy Holmes, " 137 50 

" Nabby A. Marsh, " 68 75 

" Louisa E. Harris, " 50 00 

" Abby P. Prentiss, " 275 00 

4,856 48 

Paid for fuel- 
To Asa Wyman & Son, coal 169 46 

" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 30 00 

199 46 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Jonas Pierce, jr., making fires and 

cleaning 191 25 

" George Curtis, carpenter's work.. 28 35 

" David Simpson, " " . . 2 22 

" William D. Adams, " " .. 10 72 

Amount carried fonoarcl, $332 54 $5,055 94 $4,6614 



11 

Amount brought forward, $232 54 $5,055 94 $4,66141 

To Nelson Curtis, mason work 121 83 

" Kent & Lord, stove work 75 

" U. T. Brownell, painting 40 38 

" Joseph Wiggin, glazing 4 08 

" Charles Marsh, crockery 15 

" Doe & Hazelton, chairs 4 00 

" Pond & Barnes, clock 12 00 

" Weeks & Brock, rep. pump 1 00 

" George Harlow, rep. clocks 3 50 

" Reuben Hunting, mats 2 25 

" J. P. Brov/n, brushes and coal hods, 12 42 

'* Levi Reed, stationery 5 



440 78 5,496 72 



CENTRAL SCHOOL. 

Paid for INSTRUCTION— 

To Levi Dodge, Principal 875 00 

" Charlotte Williams, Assistant 103 12 

" Maria S. Breed, " 137 50 

" Chastina E. Clark, " 275 00 

" Ann M. James, " 275 00 

" Sarah J. Lothrop, " 31 73 

Paid for fuel- 
To Asa Wyman & Son, coal 127 46 

" Otis Boyden, charcoal 28 00 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Joseph W. Page, making fires. . . . 143 71 

" Bridget Concannon, cleaning 10 00 

" Charles B. Amos, " 4 80 

" Drew & Talbot, glazing 7 13 

" Charles S. Hersey, black boards. . 6 25 

" S. Wales, Jr., desks and chairs.. . 243 00 
" Chilson, Dunklee & Co., altering 

furnace 50 00 

" J. H. Tolman, stove work 5 36 

" William G. Shattuck, sink 2 25 

" Hosea B. Stiles, paid for repairing 

clocks 2 25 

" William G. Perry, funnel 2 92 

" Russell Styles, carting 2 13 

" Robert Seaver, soap and sand 81 

" Tappan,Whitemore & Mason, maps 7 75 

" Ann M. James, stationery 6 62 

" Levi Dodge, " 22 83 

WESTERLY SCHOOL. 
Paid for INSTRUCTION— 

To Charles L. Flint, Principal 365 00 



1,697 35 



155 46 



517 81 $2,370 62 



365 00 



Aniovnt rorrird forward, . . $12,528 71! 



12 



Amount brought Jorward, 

To Thomas Metcalf 435 

" Phcebe F. Marsh, Assistant 275 



Paid for fuel- 
To Asa Wyman & Son, coal. 
" Otis Boyden, charcoal. . . . 



00 
00 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Charles Tileston, making fires. 

" Joseph Lawrence, cleaning... 

" Elizabeth Lawrence, " ... 

" John Ackers & Co., rep. on furnace 

" Leopold Herman, rep. on stove. 

" J. H. Tolman, " " . 

" James W. Mason, carpenters work 

" Buck & Dudley, 

" Silas Stockman, mason work. . 

" Alex. Southerland, paintg & glazg 

" Roger Herring, slating. . : 139 

" George Harlow, clock and repairs 

" Tappan,Whittemore&Mason,maps 

" Charles L. Flint, stationery 

" Phoebe F. Marsh, " 

" Thomas Metcalf, " 



19 


80 


10 


00 


15 


00 


3 


00 


15 


50 


65 


12 


2 


75 


2 


33 


17 


14 


13 


90 


18 


37 


32 


07 


1.39 


51 


9 


00 


3 


94 


11 


20 


4 


57 


2 


53 



$365 00 $12,528 75 



1,075 00 



29 80 



355 93 1,460 73 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS, Nos. 1 and 2. 



Paid to Marv Brooks, for Instruction . 
" AbbyJ.Tren, " 

" Asa Wyman & Son, for coal. 
" Daniel Tiffany, for charcoal. . 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Mary Brooks, fires and sweeping 

" Abby J. Tren, " 

" Jane Mack, cleaning 

" Dyer & Miller, carpenter work. 

" Nelson Curtis, mason work. . . . 

" Benjamin F. Ayres, glazing. . . . 

" Joseph D. Brown, whitewashing 

" George Harlow, cleaning clock, 

" Calvin Bird, stove work. 

" Caleb Parker, mats, brooms, &c. 



237 48 
237 48 

19 80 
7 00 



474 96 



26 80 



10 


00 


10 


75 


9 


00 


1 


75 


23 


00 


1 


26 


10 


00 


1 


50 


12 


00 


1 


63 



80 89 



582 65 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS, Nos. 3 & 16. 
Paid to Louisa Curtis for instruction . . 237 48 

" Kate M. Packer " 148 42 

" Susan M. Waterman," 89 05 

474 95 



Amount carried forward, 



$474 95 $14,572 13 



13 

Amount carried forward, . $474 95 $14,672 13 

Paid to Asa Wyman & Son, ooal . . . 
" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 
To Jonas Pierce, jr., making fires and 
sweeping 

" George Curtis, carpenter's work.. . 

" David Simpson, " " .... 

" Joseph Wiggin, glazing 

" Joseph Brown, plastering 

" Nath'l Adams, repairs 

" Calvin Bird, stove work 

" William G. Shattuck, chairs 

*' Reuben Hunting, mats, &c 



19 


80 


5 


00 


32 


00 


4 


92 


17 


22 




50 


10 


00 


2 


75 


13 


62 


76 


35 


1 


79 



24 80 



159 15 658 90 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS, Nos. 4 & 26. 



Paid to Louisa E. Harris, instruction, 197 90 

" AnnaF. Reed, " 237 48 

Paid to Asa Wyman & Son, coal .... 39 48 

" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal ..... 10 67 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Louisa E. Harris, for making fires 

and sweeping 15 00 

" Anna F. Reed, making fires and 

sweeping 5 00 

" Mrs. Hurley 6 25 

" Hanckey, Stiles & Co., iron work, 4 50 

" Geo. Harlo\v, rep. clock 1 50 

" John Champney, mats, brooms, &c. 3 26 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 5. 

Paid to Caroline N. Heath, instruction, 212 48 

Paid to Asa Wyman & Son, coal. ... 9 90 

" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 3 00 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Caroline N. Heath, making fires, 

&c 10 62 

" Drew & Talbot, glazing 1 19 

" Charles Leroy, carpenter's work, 3 25 

" J. W.Chenery, iron work 1 25 



435 38 



50 15 



35 51 521 04 



212 48 



12 90 



16 31 241 69 



Amount carried forward, $15,993 76 



14 



Amount brought forivard, .... 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 6. 

Paid to Caroline F. Atherton, instruc- 
tion 237 48 

" Amanda E. Taft, instruction.. 212 48 

Paid for fuel- 
To Asa Wyman & Son, coal 9 90 

" Eliot School, coal 9 00 

" John T. Whittemore, wood 28 69 

" Otis Boyden, charcoal 3 00 

" Samuel Richardson, wood 7 06 

" Ebenr. Baker, charcoal 2 00 

" Ezra Brown, sawing wood 6 81 

" Chas. B. Amos, " ....... 2 00 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 
To Caroline F. Atherton, fires, sweep- 
ing, and books 28 83 

" Amanda E. Taft, fires, sweeping 

and books 15 32 

" Drew & Talbot, painting, glazing, 11 45 

" J. H. Tolman, coal hod and stove 

work, 4 13 

" Geo. James, mats, brooms, &c... . 11 54 

" Loring, Porter, & Co., clock .... 5 00 



$15,993 76 



449 86 



68 46 



76 27 



594 69 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 

Paid to Sarah E. Colburn, instruction. 

" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Bridget O'Brien, fires & sweeping 13 00 

" Leopold Herman, stove and funnel 22 07 

" J. H. Tolman, stove work 2 50 

" A. J. P. Whitcomb, ventilator.. . . 5 00 

" C. M. Hall, carting 2 13 

" Sarah E. Colburn, books 67 



159 36 
3 00 



45 37 



207 73 



212 48 



13 90 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 8. 
Paid to Sarah J. Morse, instruction. . . 

" Asa Wyman & Son, coal 9 90 

" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal. 4 00 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Sarah J. Morse, fires and sweeping 10 38 

" Mary Richards, cleaning. 5 00 

Amount carried forward, . . $15 38 $226 38 $16,796 18 



15 

Amount brought forward, . $15 38 $226 38 $16,796 18 

To Alex. Southerland, glazing 5 00 

" William G. Eerry, funnel 4 47 

" James M. Wason, building fence. . 10 50 

" William B. Fowle, maps 6 75 

" C. M. Hall, carting 2 00 

43 10 269 48 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 9. 

Paid to Mary O. Larkin, instruction.. 71 45 
" Anna B. Smith 141 03 

212 48 

" Abel Hewins, Jr., wood, &c. . 11 GO 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Mary O. Larkin, ^ cleaning and. . 7 50 

" Anna B. Smith, ( sweeping. . 3 50 

" J. H. Tolman, stove 10 30 

" Drew & Talbot, painting & glaz'g 9 63 

" Robert Seaver, mats, &c 1 40 



32 33 255 81 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 10. 
Paid to Mary E. Daniels, instruction.. 123 94 
" Sarah E. Wentworth 88 54 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Mary E. Daniels, sweeping 3 75 

Sarah E. Wentworth, " 2 50 

Charles H. Anderson, making fires 6 00 

Mrs. Killian, cleaning 5 00 

Kent & Lord, stove work 22 69 

Dexter Dana, repairing clock. ... 1 00 



212 48 



40 94 253 42 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 11. 
Paid to Louisa Mitchell, instruction., 231 23 

" Asa Wyman & Son, coal 7 95 

" Daniel Tiffany , charcoal 1 00 

8 95 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Louisa Mitchell, fires, sweep'g,&c. 17 64 

" Joseph D. Brown, whitewashing. . 5 00 

" Mrs. Morse, cleaning 2 50 

" William Clark, gravel 7 50 



32 64 272 82 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, Nos. 12 and 21. 
Paid to Sarah I. Morse, instruction. . . 39 58 



Lucrctia W. Ilewcs 237 48 

Harriet E. Burrell 197 90 



474 96 



Amount carried forward, . . $474 96 $17,847 71 



16 

Amount brought forward, - . $474 96 $17,847 71 

Paid to A. & A. W. Putnam, coal 13 00 

" Asa Wyman & Son " . . , . 19 80 

" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal . . 9 00 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Mrs. Lane;-, ) making fires, .... 24 33 

" L. W. Hews, 5 sweeping, &c 10 82 

" Henry H. Richardson, carp'r work 11 16 

" Young & Hodge, glazing 12 37 

" B. F. Ayres " 3 60 

" Calvin Bird, stove work . 10 70 

" Kent & Lord, " 16 87 

" John Bowdlear, repairing pump.. . 1 25 

" Caleb Parker, broom, &c 85 



38 80 



91 95 605 71 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, Nos. 13 and 15 
Paid to A. M. Woodworth, instruct'n 178 11 
" Henrietta M. Young, ".... 237 48 
" Cornelia J. Bills, ".... 59 37 



Paid to Asa Wyman & Son, coal 25 95 

" Daniel tiffany, charcoal 10 00 



474 96 



35 95 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Mary Smith, fires, sweeping, &c. . 28 00 

" Joseph D. Brown, whitewashing. . 6 50 

" Jjevell Maxwell, mason work 1 75 

" Esdras Lord, carpenter work 15 11 

" Thatcher Sweat, black board 75 

" U. T. Brownell, painting & glaz'g 5 00 

" O. B. & S. Littlefield, stove work 5 38 

" William Seaver, brooms and mats 1 80 

64 29 575 20 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS, No. 14 and 17. 

Paid to Louisa Newell, instruction... 237 48 

" Sarah T. Jennison, " 237 48 

474 96 

Paid to A. & A. Putnam, coal 19 37 

" Asa Wyman & Son, coal 19 80 

" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 4 00 

43 17 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Louisa Newell, > making fires, 19 75 

" Sarah T. Jennison, J sweeping, &c 19 50 

" George Curtis, carpenter work 2 28 

" Geo. W. Noyes, glazing 1 50 

" Rand & Cogswell, pail 30 

" 43 33 561 46 



Amount carried forward, .... $19,590 08 



17 



Amounts brought forward, 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, 
Paid to Sophia L. Larkin, instruction. 

Paid to Asa Wyman & Son, coal 

" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 
To Sophia L. Larkin, cleaning, sweep- 
ing, and books 

" Enoch P. Davis, making fires,. . . . 

" George Curtis, carpenter work. . . 

" Luther Hodgdon, " " ... 

" Jacob Hodgdon, desk 

" William G. Shattuck, chairs 

" Drew & Talbot, glazing 

" Leopold Herman, stove. 

" Robert Seaver, mats, brooms, &c. 

" William G. Perry, funnel 



$19,590 08 



No. 18. 



9 


90 


4 


00 


16 


52 


5 


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22 


20 


2 


22 


3 


00 


6 


50 


1 


25 


5 


11 


6 


16 


1 


00 



200 21 



13 90 



68 96 



283 07 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS, Nos. 19 and 20. 

Paid to Sarah E. Gardner, instruction 
" Mary E. Hodge, " 

Paid to Asa Wyman & Son, coal .... 
" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Catharine Roak, fiiresand sweeping 
" Mary E. Hodge " " 

" Calvin Bird, stoves and stove work 

" Nelson Curtis, mason work 

" O. B. & S. Littlefield, stove work 
" William Seaver, mats and brooms 
" John Bowdlear, repairing pump . . 



237 


48 


237 48 


37 


76 


11 


33 


25 


50 


2 


50 


52 


77 


5 


00 


1 


10 


4 


35 


2 


00 



474 96 



49 09 



93 22 



617 27 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS, Nos. 22 and 28. 

Paid to M. A. Matthews, instruction. 
" Anna M. Wentworth, " 
" Mary E. Daniels, " 



Paid to A. & A. W. Putnam, coal 
" Asa Wyman & Son, " 
" Patrick Bracelin, charcoal.. 
" Daniel Tiffany, 
" Jarius Josselyn, " 



Amounts carried forward, 
3 



134 


72 


243 


73 


94 


79 


13 


07 


19 


80 


2 


00 


7 


00 


4 


00 



473 24 



— 45 87 



$519 11 $20,490 42 



18 

Amounts Irought forward , . . $519 11 $20,490 42 
Paid for SUNDRIES— 
To Mary A. Matthews, making fires, 
sweeping, &c 

" Mary E. Daniels " "... 

" Ann M. Wentworth " "... 

" Sarah Hudson, cleaning. 

" Warren Marsh, whitewashing. . . . 

" H. H. Richardson, carpenter work 

" Rich'd S. Curtis, window curtains 

" John Erskine, glazing 

" Leopold Herman, stove, &c 

" Lemuel N. Ide, books and maps.. . 

" W. Seaver, books, mats, broom, &c. 

" Rand & Cogswell, mats, brooms, &c. 

" J.H. & D. E.Washburn, rep. clock 

101 86 620 97 

PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 23. 
Paid to Eliza'h F. Thomas, instruction 237 48 

Paid to Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 2 00 



9 


17 


1 


25 


13 


00 


7 


60 


6 


00 


10 


71 


3 


75 


4 


72 


17 


15 


5 


18 


17 


66 


4 


27 


1 


50 



" Joshua Seaver, " .... 1 00 



3 00 



Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Elizabeth F. Thomas, for fires and 

sweeping 13 38 

" Isaac H. Meserve, cleaning 5 00 

" Leopold Herman, stove and funnel 45 52 

" Calvin Bird, stove work 1 50 

" George B. Davis, glazing, ....... 10 33 

" G.W.Wilson, " 1 59 

" Samuel Walker, trees 5 00 



82 32 322 80 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, No. 24. 
Paid to Hannah Hall, instruction 237 48 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS, Nos. 25 and 30. 

[Intermediate School included.] 

Paid to Mary E. Dudley, instruction 300 00 

" Nancy L. Tucker, " .. 237 48 

" Susan M. Underwood, " .. 237 48 

" Georgiana S. Whitnev, " . . 224 98 



999 94 

Paid to Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 11 00 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To Jonas Pierce, fires, sweeping, &c. . 58 00 
" Joseph D. Brown, whitewashing. . 9 50 

" George Curtis, carpenter work. . . . 186 10 



$253 60 



Amounts carried forward, . . . $1,010 94 $21,671 67 



19 

Amounts h'ought forward, . $253 60 $1,010 94 $21,671 67 

T. MuUry, lining stoves 8 50 

Calvin Bird, stove and funnel 42 32 

G. S. Whitney, cleaning 19 

Joseph Wiggin, glazing 5 25 

Young & Hodge, " 50 

George Harlow, repairing clock. . 50 

John Bovvdlear, repairing pump. . 2 00 



312 86 1,323 80 



PRIMARY SCHOOL, Nos. 27 and 31. 



13 


84 


19 


80 


5 


33 



Paid to Eliza'th F. Morse, instruction, 237 48 
" Ann Crowningshield, " . . 31 92 

Paid to A. & A. W. Putnam, coal. . . 

" Asa Wyman & Son, coal 

" Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 
To Elizabeth F. Morse, making fires, 
sweeping, &c 

" Ann Crowningshield, " •' . . 

" Joseph D. Brown, whitewashing. . 

" Overseers of the Poor, for gravel. . 

" Leopold Herman, stove and funnel 

" George Curtis, funnel, and carpen- 
ter work 

" Nathaniel Adams, table 

" Wm. Seaver, brooms, mats, &c... 

" George Harlow, clock and repairs 



269 40 



38 97 



13 


34 


1 


84 


5 


00 


55 


00 


44 


00 


52 


15 


10 


25 


17 


12 


10 


25 



208 05 517 33 



PRLMARY SCHOOL, No. 29. 
Paid to Hannah A. Adam, instruction 237 48 

" Asa Wyman & Son, for coal. . 14 85 

" Otis Boyden, for charcoal 4 00 

" Jeremiah Buckley " 2 20 

" John Horrigen, " 4 00 

" Levi Gilman, 2 00 

26 85 

Paid for SUNDRIES— 

To C. H. Belford, fires and sweeping. 12 00 

" John Powell, " " 7 00 

" Nelson Curtis, stove and funnel. . . 37 95 

" Mrs. Donnelly, cleaning 4 00 

" George (Curtis, carpenter work. . . 17 94 

" Blake, Ware & Co., desk 3 75 

" f^aleb Parker, mats, &c 2 92 

" Robert Seaver, brooms, &c 3 49 

" Levi Champion, carting 2 30 

91 35 

Amounts carried forward , . . $264 33 $23,512 79 



20 



Amounts brought forward, . $91 35 

To William G. Shattuck, sink. ...... 2 25 

" Drew & Talbot, glazing 1 37 

" Thomas Fealey, labor 5 50 

" Alexander Dickson, iron work.. . . 75 

" John J. Low, gravel 10 50 

" Hosea B. Stiles, labor 17 50 

Paid for MUSIC— 

To J. E. Gould, for instruction in music 66 67 

" J. W. Adams, " " 281 25 



$264 33 $23,512 79 



129 22 



$393 55 



347 92 



CONTINGENCIES. 

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



&c. 

" Journal Office, " " 

" William J. Reynolds & Co. books 
" Joshua Seaver, ".. 

" James T. Bicknell & Co. " . . 
" John Backup, Jr. ".. 



Paid for SERVICES of SCHOOL 
To Theodore Dunn, services.. 
Bradford K. Pierce, " 
Ira Allen, " 

William Gaston, " 

H. G. Morse, " . . 

John Wayland, " 

" J. S. Shailer, " .. 

H. W. Fuller, " . . 

William R. Alger, " . . 

Edmund F. Slafter, " . . 

Edward D. Boit, " . . 

Grindall Reynolds, " . . 

A. W. Draper, " 

Daniel Leach, " 

C. F. Foster, " . . 

John S. Flint, " . . 

Dexter Clapp, " 

Cornelius Cowing, " 

Joshua Seaver, Secretary 

Albert R. Mathes, horse-hire. 

P. B. Clark, 

William J. Mathes, " 

Joseph Seaver, " 

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

Benjamin Franklin, " 



214 50 

121 99 

11 80 

16 45 

66 64 

103 64 



COMMITTEE 


49 


50 


25 


00 


10 


00 


8 


00 


25 


00 


29 


00 


29 


00 


14 


50 


28 


CO 


42 


45 


6 


00 


27 


00 


10 


00 


40 


00 


10 


00 


8 


00 


21 


00 


13 


95 


50 


00 


17 


50 


2 


00 


6 


00 


1 


50 


30 


00 


4 


00 



528 02 



508 78 



Amount carried forward, 



$25,291 06 



21 

Amount hr ought forward, ..... $25,29 1 06 
Paid for SUNDRIES not enumerated — 
To John J. Hastings, and other offi- 
cers, distributing reports, .... 24 00 
" William Seaver, brooms, brushes 32 83 
" Abraham G. Parker, for rent of 

school room 162 50 

" Village Hall Association, do. do. 137 50 
" Henry Pratt, repairing locks. ... 12 97 

" Churchill & Hodgdon, carting. . . 2 00 

" Horace Bacon, Messenger 15 00 

386 80 

For teachers' salaries, fuel and con- ■ 

tingent for schools $ 25,677 86 

Transfer to General Contingent Ex- 
penses, 1850-51 205 87 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $5,860 15. 



$25,883 73 



NEW SCHOOL HOUSE AND LAND. 

Avon Place. [Primary, Nos. 27 and 31.] 

APPROPRIATION $3200 00 

Transfer from General Contingent Appro- 
priation 462 55 

$3,662 55 

EXPENDITURES. 

To T. B. Mackay, for land $1,232 17 

" To George Curtis, contract 2,195 00 

" " " additional work 9100 

" Obed Rand, filling up land 142 38 



,660 55 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $2 00. 



ROXBURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

APPROPRIATION %bm 00 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 125 00 

■ $625 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

To Enoch Banlctt, Treasurer $500 00 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $125 00. 



22 



SUPPORT OF POOR. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $521 50 

Received from Commonwealth, for 

support of State Paupers 5,669 29 

From which deduct appropriation of 
Dec. 1849, which was to be 

refunded from this account 5,000 00 669 29 

Received from bonded passengers 466 34 

" from earnings of Poor on 

Highways 2229 97 

" from other towns for support 

of Paupers 7.3 00 

" from Isaac Allen, for Oxen. . 8,3 00 

Transfer from General Contingent ap- 

pr'n, 1849 and 50 2,000 00 

Appropriation, 1850, 51, 7,000 00 

" additional on account 

of Alien Paupers to be reim- 
bursed by Commonwealth. . . .. 5,000 00 



EXPENDITURES. 
Paid for GROCERIES USED AT ALMS HOUSE- 

To Caleb Parker 756 03 

" S. & G. B. Faunce 247 50 

" William B. Allen. 47 56 

" William Seaver 357 74 

" William S. Keith 28 33 

" Reuben Hunting 112 53 



Paid for MEAT, FLOUR, BREAD, MEAL, 

POTATOES, FISH, BEANS, fee- 
To H. & G. W. Pierce, meat 644 09 

" Judson Chapin, " 63171 

" Mcintosh & Co., " 186 92 

" S. C. Thwing, pork 15 78 

" Allen & Thing, cattle for slaughter. . 187 50 

" Alfred A. Trask, " " " . . 177 00 

" James Weld & Co., flour 859 13 

" Joseph Houghton, meal 649 00 

" Richard White, " 90 12 

" William L. Hall, " 565 41 

" S. Whitney & Co., fish 72 60 

" I. H. Meserve, potatoes 45 59 

" Bennet E. Swain, " 65 80 

" E. Balch, " 146 12 

" Fitchbnrg Railroad for freight of po- 
tatoes 34 04 

" I. H. Meserve, supplies 518 97 

" E. G. Scott, crackers 68 00 

" Eben Stone, milk 88 63 



18,043 10 



$1,549 69 



5,046 41 



Amount carried fofward^ 



$6,596 10 



23 

Amount brought forward, , , . . $6,596 10 
Paid for CLOTHING, DRY GOODS, SHOES, &c. 

To Talbot, Spear & Newell, dry goods, 1,086 58 

" Lemist & Kellog, " 67 22 

" Field & Gould, " 7 20 

'• Oliver L. Gridley, shoes 102 07 

" Charles G. Bird, caps and hats 69 68 

" A. L. White & Co., leather, &o... , 120 45 

" Chauncy Jordan, rep. shoes 8 55 

" A. H. Nichols, caps 20 00 

" David Binney, labor on shoes 48 00 

" Chubbuck & Molineux, clothing 11 38 



Paid for LIVE STOCK— 

To William B. Dunlap, oxen 110 00 

" Leonard Hyde, " 105 00 

" Thomas J. Orange, " 94 63 

" Philip Russell, cow 29 00 

" David Torrey, pigs 262 88 

" David Collins, " 152 48 

Paid for FUEL USED AT HOUSE— 

To Abraham F. Howe, wood 97 25 

" Asa Wyman & Son, coal and wood.. 669 49 

" John T. Ellis & Co., " " ., 159 79 

" A. & A. W. Putnam, " ^' ,. 198.72 

*' Daniel Tiffany, charcoal 6 66 



Paid for BLACKSMITH and WHEELWRIGHTS' 

work- 
To Richard Weekes, blacksmith's work, 289 18 
" Charles P. Hartshorn, " " 39 60 
" Weeks & Brock, " " 1 33 
" Phineas B. Smith, " " 116 28 
" Robert L. Hobbs, " " 10 42 
" Bowers Pratt, & Co., " " 5 60 
" Freeman Simpson, wheelwright's 

work 59 58 

" B. S. Farrington, wagon, 80 00 

" Jacob L. Nash, wheelwright's work, 56 40 



Paid for FURNITURE, HARDWARE, STOVES, 
REPAIRING, &o. 

To Read & Bronsden, furniture 14 00 

" Charles Marsh, hardware 51 15 

" William Hlanchard, hardware 11 15 

" Thomas Simmons, stove funnel 26 08 

" Kent & Lord, stove work 80 81 

" J. H. Tolman, sheet iron work 11 18 

*' Calvin Bird, tin ware 1 95 



1,541 13 



753 99 



1,131 91 



658 39 



196 sa 



Aniovnt r.arrird forwarrl y . . . $10,877 P4 



24- 

Amount brought forward , .... $10,877 84 

Paid for HAY, GRASS, and HAY SEED— 

To John W. Kingsbury, hay 27 89 

" Calvin B. Faunce, hay seed 13 15 

" Forest Hills Cemetery, grass 100 00 

141 04 



Paid for FUEL TO PERSONS 


OUT OF THE 


house- 






To Asa Wyman & Son, coal and 


wood. 


300 81 


" James B. Page, " 


(( 


205 39 


" A. & A. W. Putnam, " 




259 53 


" C. S. Clifford, 




20 75 


" J. J. Caldwell, 




21 76 


" Preston & Curtis, " 




14 00 


" Allen Putnam, " 




46 00 


" John T. Ellis & Co., " 




7 00 


" Benj. G. J. Draper, 




12 00 



Paid for SUPPLIES to POOR OUT OF THE 

house- 
To Ira Allen, supplies 70 34 

" Mores Gragg, " 2 60 

" C. M. Weld, " 23 50 

" Michael Whittemore, Jr. supplies. . . 61 70 

" Warren Marsh, supplies 97 50 

" Hosea B. Stiles, " 20 10 

" Joseph H.Billings," 5175 

" Judson Chapin, meat out of house. ... 15 67 

" Robert Seaver, groceries 24 96 

" S. & G. B. Faunce, " 15 00 

" Henry Basford, " 7 50 

'• Kingsley Bullock, " 3 00 

" William Seaver, " 58 00 

" William S. Keith, " 30 03 

" William B. Allen, " 58 95 

" Nancy G. Parker, boarding pauper 

out 26 00 



Paid to other Towns for SUPPORT OF POOR, and 
LUNATIC HOSPITAL— 

To Town of Milton 2 00 

" City of Boston 73 63 

" Town of Dorchester •. 21 75 

" County of Middlesex, House of Cor- 
rection 36 52 

" County of Norfolk, House of Correc- 
tion 47 99 

" State Lunatic Hospital 439 92 



887 24 



566 50 



621 81 



Amount carried forward, .... $13,094 43 



Amount brought forward, ..... $13,094 43 
Paid for SUPERINTENDENCE, LABOR, MED- 
ICINE, and MEDICAL ATTENDANCE— 

To Isaac H. Meserve, superintendent. . . . 875 00 

" Richard S. Meserve, " 75 00 

" Henry White, medicine 33 98 

" Ira Allen, " 103 87 

" B. E. Cotting, M. D. physician 250 00 

" Mary A. Gay, services 155 65 

" Susan Watson, " 1100 

" Louisa A. Smith, " 12 00 

" Maria Stewart, " 44 00 

"Z.C.Carey, labor 87 50 

" Andrew T. Meserve, " 166 67 

" Stephen P. Blake, " 100 00 

" Daniel G. Boynton, " 27 66 

"Jeremiah Hayes, " 127 00 

" John H. Rendall, "....:... 68 00 

" Charles Cater, " 85 00 

" William Blight, " 62 50 

" James L. Robinson, " 76 37 

" George E Ross, " 29 50 

" William R. Curtis, " 35 17 

" Charles White, " 13 00 

" Stephen Edwards, " 39 00 

" Robert Welsh, " , 33 00 

" Michael Sweeney, " 33 00 

" Michael McDaniel, " 7 95 

" Michael O'Brien, " 48 00 

" Isaac H. Meserve, paid for labor 127 25 

" Miles Sweeney, collecting offal 282 00 

" John McKellar, labor 6 27 

3,015 34 

Paid for SUNDRIES NOT INCLUDED UNDER 

ANY OF THE FOREGOING HEADS— 

To J. P. Brown, powder 82 61 

" William Dove, paint and oil 5 01 

" Nathan Watson, harness work 48 36 

" J. E. & G. H. Williams, harness 

work 3 30 

" F. S. Whalley, horse collars 3 50 

" Nathaniel Adams, coffins : 10 00 

" JohnT. Ellis & Co., lumber fur coffins 117 08 

" John C. Seaver, undertaker 11 50 

" James F. Foster, truss 3 00 

" Charles CcJoper, soap 48 00 

" P. S. Dodge, sand 14 15 

" Henry B. Brigham, vinegar 5 00 

" John Bowdlear, rep. pump 36 38 

" David Kent, ladders 6 00 

" Parker & White, agricultural tools.. 18 93 

" Samuel Walker, apple trees 75 00 

487 82 

Amount carried forward, .... $16,109 77 

4 



26 

Amount brought forward, . . $487 82 $16,109 77 

To J. H. & D. E. Washburn, clock 7 00 

" John McElroy, carting. . 1 12 

" Joseph Tibbets, ice 12 00 

" William J. Mathes, horse hire 15 75 

" Joshua Ecroyd, starch 1 60 

" Isaac Wytnan, gravel 17 60 

" Sewall, Day & Co. rope 3 81 

" J. T. Bicknell & Co. stationery 19 21 

" Ira Allen, services 25 00 

" Joshua Seaver, secretary 40 00 

630,91 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $294 62. 



Total $16,740 68 

Transfer to Gen. Con. App'n,-'50,& '51. 295^ 

$17,035 69 
Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1851, $1,007 41. 



REPAIRS OF ALMS-HOUSE. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $232 89 

Appropriation 600 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid to Michael Cochran, slating. , $26 95 

" Warren Marsh, mason work. . 42 25 

" George B. Davis, painting. ........ 31 23 

" John Merrifield, carpenters' work. ... 26 38 

" L.H. Varney, " " .... 81 56 

'- John T. Ellis & Co., lumber 97 01 



832 89 



305 38 



Transfer to General Contingent Appropri- 
ations, 1850-51 ". 232 89 



$538 27 



HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND SIDEWALKS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $141 07 

Additional Appropriation for 1850 1,000 00 

Appropriation, 1850 and '51 9,000 00 

" additional, 1850 and '51. 1,000 00 

Received from John Webber 20 00 

" " Alvah Kittredge 75 00 

" *' David S. Greenough 100 00 

$11,336 07 



27 



EXPENDITURES. 

Wards Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. 
Paid for LABOR - 

To Ezra Young, labor 468 00 

" John H. Rendall, " 280 00 

" Charles White, Jr. " 240 00 

" B. L. Nudd, " 116 00 

*' Samuel Church, " 28 00 

" James O'Brien, " 197 .'^0 

" Michael Follen, " 187 00 

" Samuel S. Liitlefield, " 197 50 

" Michael Follan, 2d. " 166 50 

" Patrick Dorsey, " 197 50 

" Michael Dolan, " 42 00 

" Michael McDaniel, " 33 25 

" Robert Welsh, " 208 43 

" Stephen Edwards, " 210 05 

" Michael Sweeney, " 199 18 

" Calvin Gilson. " 33 75 

" GeraFarnham, " 7 75 

" Richard McLauphlin, " 195 00 

" Andrew McGettrick, " 22 50 

" Rufus Keith, " 148 40 

" Thomas Dorsey, " 156 50 

" Patrick Gilmore, " 176 75 

" Thomas Mitten, " 1 75 

" Samuel Thing, " 9 33 

" Charles H. Soley, " 4 83 

" John Cook, " 80 18 

" William W. Grandy, " 106 50 

" James Dorsey, " 19 00 

" John Good, " 34 00 

" Israel Lock, " 24 26 

" I. H. Meserve p'd for " 176 00 

" Overseers of Poor, " 2,229 97 

" Dver & Miller, " 3 00 

" William Haley, " 3 00 

" J. Davis & Co., paving 2125 

" Samuel Felton, brick " 11 00 

" Warren Marsh, " " 2 00 

" Nelson Curlis, " " 109 45 

" Leonard Hall, repairs. 10 00 

" Moses Gragg, Commissioner 300 00 

For GRAVEL, STONE CHIPS, EDGESTONES, &c. 

To William Hancock, gravel 35 36 

" William S. Heath, " 20 94 

" Isaac Wy man, " 5127 

*' Charles Hardwick, Jr., stone 43 50 



,657 58 



151 07 



Amount carried forward, $6,808 65 



28 



Amou7ii brought forward, . 

Paid for BLACKSMITHS' WORK— 
To Phineas B. Smith, blacksmith work. 

" Hanckey, Stiles & Co., " ".. 

" Weekes & Brock, " ".. 



Paid for SUNDRIES, not otherwise enumerated- 
To J. P. Brown, powder. 

' Charles Marsh, hardware 

' J. T. Ellis & Co., powder and hardware. 

' A. & A. W. Putnam, lumber 

' George W. Blake, " 

' S. & G. B. Faunce, nails 

[Note. The amount expended in Wards 1, 
2, 3, 4 and 5, is $7,071 66.] 



81 


11 




60 


44 


50 


5 


98 


23 


33 


89 


69 


5 


05 


11 


01 


I 


74 



FOR WARDS 6 AND 7. 



Paid for LABOR— 

To Saml. Champion, labor and Commissioner, 
Thomas Gateley, labor 



Joseph Winship, 
Ebenezer Murtay, 
Hosea B. Stiles, 
Thomas Fealey, 
Michael Mulley, 
James Flannery, 
O. F. Adams, 
Thomas Lennon, 
Thomas McCannon, 
Luke Carey, 
Daniel Follen, 
Edward Curley, 
Thomas Brine, 
James H. Parks, 
Calvin Young, 
Edward Norton, 
Patrick Curley, 
Isaac Curtis, 



501 19 
67 50 

1 25 
24 00 

163 49 

112 37 

62 50 

51 00 

143 37 

4 00 
3 00 

10 50 

2 00 
15 00 
18 50 
31 50 

5 25 
8 81 
2 00 

120 00 



Paid for GRAVEL, STONE CHIPS, &c. 
To Isaac Curtis, gravel 

" David S. Greenough, " 

" William Capen, " 

" Senor Horsfield, " 

" Samuel Hill, " 

" Ira B. Morrill, " 

" Francis C. Head, " 

" George Brown, " 

" Joel Seaverns, " 

" Elisha James, " 



43 


00 


70 


01 


15 


72 


20 


00 


1 


00 


13 


87 


6 


00 


82 


37 


3 


87 


1 


75 



5,808 65 



126 21 



136 80 



1,347 23 



Amounts carried forward, 



$257 59 



J,418 89 



29 



Amounts h-ought forward, . . $257 59 $8,418 89 

To Samuel Smith, stone work 143 00 

" Alexander Dickson, drain and sidewalk . . 82 75 

" Isaac Fowle, " " 12 75 

«' Isaac D. Hooper, " " 40 00 

" JohnFollan, " " 14 60 

" Paul Lincoln, " " 15 00 

" AbnerChilds, blacksmith work 6 96 

572 65 

[Note. The amount expended in Wards 
6 and 7, is $1,919 88. 

WARD 8. 
Paid for LABOR, fee- 
To George W. Mann, labor and Commissioner. $567 72 

" George and Charles Lindall, labor 79 74 

" John Fallon, " 5 25 

" Richard Norton, " 4 00 

" Dennis Kenney, " 15 50 

" Michael O'Biine, " 16 75 

" John Chamberlain, " 24 69 

" John Corbett, " 16 25 

" Daniel Nalen, " 7 25 

" Patrick Burke, " 4 00 

" Martin Mulhearn, " 8 25 

" Thomas Fahay, " 9 75 

" Thomas McLaughlin, " 3 25 

" Michael McLaughlin, " 54 50 

" William Agin, " 30 00 

" Eben W. Whittemore, " 45 94 

" Patrick Welch, " 62 75 

" Martin Lynch, " 14 00 

" Jacob Wentworth, " 87 87 

" Daniel Chamberlain, " 19 50 

" Patrick Norton, " 2 00 

" Thomas Cunningham, " 4 00 

" Michael Carr, " 3 00 

" John Corbett, " 3 75 

" Hugh McLaughlin, " 5 00 

" John McLaughlin " 3 00 

" Michael Whyland, " 3 36 

" Enslin & Avres, " H 50 

" Thomas J. Orange, " 48 03 

" Joseph Arnold, " 15 00 

" Hezekiah Hildreth, " 16 25 

" John T. Whittemore, " 10 63 

" James Wood, " 12 25 

" Henry H. Williams, " 8 62 

" Henry L. Goldsmith, " 2 50 

" William Keith, " 18 25 

" Aaron Cass, " 6 00 

" William H. Whitney, " 2 50 

" George Brown, " ; • • 40 00 

Amounts carried foricard, . . $1,292 00 $8,09154 



30 

Amounts brought forward, . . $1,292 60 $8,991 54 

To Buck & Dudley, labor 60 

" Charles L. Keith, "........ 1 25 

" Charles P. Hartshorne, blacksmith work .. . 6 93 

" Lemuel Richards, " "... 21 91 

" Benjamin Guild, " "... 14 74 

" Ebenezer Dudley, wheelwright work 5 25 

" Frederick A. Heath, lumber 7 59 

$1,350 87 

Total for Highways, Bridges, and Sidewalks $10,342 41 

Transfer to General Contingent Appropriation, 1850-51.. 161 66 

$10,504 07 
Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $832 00. 
[Note. — The amount expended in Ward 8, is $1,350 87.] 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $ 1,298 55 

Transfer from Contingent Appro'ns, 1849-50, 200 00 
APPROPRIATION. 5,947 00 



7,445 55 



235 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid to ENGINEERS— 

To Abraham G. Parker, Chief Engineer. ... 100 00 

" Jerahmel C. Pratt, Assistant Engineer . . 20 00 

" Joseph H. Billings, " " .. 20 00 

" Alexander Dickson, " " .. 20 00. 
" Samuel S. Chase, Assistant Engineer and 

Secretary 35 00 

" Daniel E. Page, Assistant Engineer. ... 20 00 

" Hiram Hall, " " .... 5 00 

" Gilbert S. May, " " . . . . 15 00 

Paid to FIREMEN— 

To Officers and members of Engine No. 1 587 50 

" Officers and members of " No. 2 353 75 

" Officers and members of " No. 3.... 76 25 

" Officers and members of " No. 4 132 75 

" Officers and members of " No. 5 12100 

" Officers and members of " No. 6.. . . 597 50 

" Officers and members of " No. 7.... 178 75 

" Officers and members of Hook & Ladder, 220 00 

" Officers and members of Hose Company. . 165 00 

Paid for SUNDRIES to several Companies, viz. : — 
ENGINE No. 1. 

To Asa Wyman & Son, fuel . 13 65 

" Hunneman & Co., repairs, . 18 50 

Amounts carried forward f . . $32 16 $2,667 50 



2,432 50 



31 



Amounts brought forward, . . $32 15 

To Howard & Davis, repairs 26 65 

" John A. Foley, " 16 67 

" Weeks & Brock, blacksmiths' work 10 79 

" J. C. Pratt, " " 18-42 

" Isaac S. Burrell, wheelwrights' work,. .. 1 50 

" E. A. Hovey, repairs 6 45 

" Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose 14 26 

" William Curtis, " " • 2 37 

" Albert Brewer, oil, &c 34 57 

" William Seaver, oil 10 00 

" Charles Marsh, lamps 13 67 

" Oliver P. Payne, carting hose 50 

" Benj. F. Cobb, " " 4 75 

" Kent & Lord, stove work 7 32 

" H. &. F. Stmipson, stove pot 2 40 

*' Henry Pratt, keys 7 20 

" George B. Davis, glazing 67 

" Solomon Sanborn, mason work 2 00 

" J. P. Brown, winch 1 63 

" Joseph G. Torrey, 4 45 

ENGINE No. 2. 

To Asa Wyman & Son, fuel. 13 65 

" J. J. Caldwell, " 7 00 

" William Weymouth, repairs 22 26 

" Howard & Davis, " . 69 25 

" Hunneman & Co., " 5 62 

" Elijah R. Wood, " 4 40 

" J. C. Pratt, blacksmiths' work 1 49 

" ^.. Davenport & Co., wheelwrights' work 4 50 

" Isaac S. Burrell, " •' 3 50 

" William Fillebrown, signal lantern 6 00 

" Calvin B. Faunce, oil • 1 42 

" Weeks & Brock, blacksmiths' work .... 1 50 

" William Seaver, oil, &c 36 26 

" Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose 15 75 

" William Clark, carting hose 3 50 

" Coverly & Murphy, " " 5 57 

" Joseph W. Sweat, repairs 29 00 

" Owen B. & S. Litilefield, stove funnel. . . 9 48 

" Reuben Hunting, brooms 58 

'' Jonathan Moulton, moving furniture 1 00 

ENGINE No. 3. 

To Isaac Curtis, oil 15 38 

" Asa Wyman & Son, fuel 5 25 

" Garland & Mack, blacksmiths' work .... 3 67 

" Hunneman & Co., repairs 6 75 

" Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose 4 88 

" Russell Stiles, carting 1 25 

" Charles Leroy, repairs 4 25 



J,667 50 



218 42 



241 72 



41 43 



Amount carried forward, 



$3,169 07 



32 

Amount brought forward, . . . . $3,169 07 

ENGINE No. 4. 

To Asa Wyman, fuel 9 65 

" Hunneman & Co., repairs 13 62 

" L. H. Varney, " 8 23 

" Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose 4 50 

" Russell Stiles, carting 2 25 

'' Robert Seaver, oil, &c. . 17 70 

" J. H. Tolman, tin ware 4 62 

" Jos. W. Sweat, labor .... 75 



ENGINE No. 5. 

To Chauncy Jordan, fuel 6 50 

" Huunneman & Co., repairs. 16 82 

" Edward Richards, oil, &c 7 14 

" Kent & Lord, stove and funnel 18 96 

" Jacob Wentworth, drawing engine 3 25 

ENGINE No. 6. 

To Asa Wyman & Son, fuel 23 95 

" Hunneman & Co., repairs 70 15 

" Elijah R. Wood, " 1 67 

" Harford Morse, " 2 75 

" Isaac S. Bunell, wheelwrights' work. ... 4 25 

" William Curtis, repairs 5 00 

" Shelton & Cheever, repairs on hose 12 63 

*' Oliver P. Payne, carting 1 00 

<' James N. Wright, oil, &c 61 79 

" Charles Marsh, wicks and hardware 6 14 

" Edward Kirk, stove work 87 

" Calvin Bird, " " 1 00 

" Samuel Felton, mason work 6 66 

" James T. Bicknell & Co., stationery. ... 3 17 

" John Dove, glazing, and carting hose. ... 6 23 

ENGINE No. 7. 

To Asa Wyman & Son, fuel 13 65 

" J. J. Caldwell, " 10 37 

" Joseph W. Sweat, repairs 30 00 

" Stephen W. Nudd, " 150 

" William Weymouth, " 3 12 

" E. R. Wood, " 1 88 

" Howard & Davis, buckets 4 50 

^' William Seaver, oil, &c 33 27 

" J. C. Pratt, blacksmith work 4 53 

" William Fillebrown, signal lantern 5 50 

" Edward Kirk, stove work 4 17 

■"■ Churchill & Hodgdon, carting 1 50 

" Shelton & Cheever, repairing hose 2 00 

^' John Bowdlear, repairing pump 3 25 



61 32 



52 67 



207 26 



119 24 



Amount carried forward, . • . . $3,609 56 



33 

Amount brought forward, $3,609 56 

HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY. 



To Asa Wyman & Son, fuel. . . 

Henry Basford, oil, &c 

Elisha R. Wood, repairs. 
Isaac S. Burrell, " 

Robert C Campbell, " . 

Calvin Bird, lantern 

Charles Marsh, wicks 



HOSE COMPANY. 



To Asa Wyman & Son, fuel 

' Reuben Hunting, oil 

' Calvin B. Faunce, " 

' William Seaver, " 

' Charles Marsh, wicks 

' James T. Bicknell & Co., stationery. 

' Hunneman & Co., repairs 



Paid for SUNDRIES not otherwise enumerated — 

To Andrew W. Newman, iron work 

" Isaac S Burrell, repairs on reservoirs. . . 
" Enyine Company No. 1, filling reservoirs 
" J. L. Callender, cleaning snow from " 

" John J. Hastings, ringing bell 

" Russell Rogers, " " 

'' Hankey, Stiles & Co., work on hydrant, 

" Luke Jewett, police 

" Manly 0. Butler, " 

" Francis A. Ford, refreshments, out-of- 
town companies 

" L.N.Willis, refreshments, ".. 

" Willam S. Keith, " ".. 

" Shelton & Cheever, two caps 

" James Davenport, painting 

" Abraham G. Parker, storing engine. . . . 

" James Ward, repairs of gate 

" William Weymouth, repairs of hydrant. 
" Joseph W. Sweat, repairs on engine. . .. 
" I. S. Burrell, ladders on Jamaica Plain.. 

" Journal OiEce, printing 

" J . C. Pratt, work on hydrant 

" Coverly & Murphy, carting 

" Jonathan Moulton, filling reservoir 

" Thomas Derby, watching fires 

" William Seaver, repairs 

" Joseph Seaver, horse hire 

Total for Fire Department 

Transfer to General Appropriation, 1850-51, 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $3,247 24. 
5 



1 50 




4 98 




5 72 




16 25 




3 60 




2 63 




25 






34 93 


3 75 


10 95 




1 54 




1 65 




1 84 




2 46 




35 






22 54 


6 50 


1 50 




37 00 




40 50 




12 00 




10 00 




1 25 




4 00 


- 


5 00 




7 92 




3 00 




14 76 




12 00 




10 50 




12 00 




2 00 




6 25 




1 50 




43 00 




4 25 




87 




3 63 




10 25 




1 00 




33 58 




1 00 






$3,952 29 




246 02 



$4,198 31 



34 



NEW ENGINE HOUSE, No. 2. 

Transfer from General Contingent Appropri- 
ation, 1850-51 $,855 47 

Received from Norfolk Mutual Fire Ins. Co. 600 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

To George Curtis, contract 1,403 80 

" " " carpenters' work 33 90 

" Samuel Felton, mason work 17 77 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, nothing. 



,455 47 



,455 47 



RESERVOIRS. 
APPROPRIATION 

EXPENDITURES. 

To Samuel Felton, contract 900 00 

" John Moore, removing earth 9 25 

" Samuel Champion, " " 3 19 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $687 56. 



$1600 00 



912 44 



WATCH AND POLICE. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $822 27 

Transfer from Contingent Appr'n. 1849-50. 200 00 

Appropriation 3700 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

To William Maccarty, captain of watch $466 90 

" John J. Hastings, police and watchman. 446 50 

" Henry J. V. Myers " " . . 453 25 

" Joseph Hubbard, " " 458 00 

" S. S. Littlefield', " " . . . , 448 75 

" Manly O. Butler, " " . . . . 448 75 

" William D. Cook, " ".... 448 75 

" Oliver P. Paine, " " .... 19 15 

" Geo. R.Matthews, " " 19 90 

" Thaddeus Wheeler, " ".... 12 75 

" Loring W. Reed, " " 19 15 

" Russell Rogers, " " 20 65 

" Philip L..Bartlett " ".... 19 90 

" George Dean, " " 18 40 

" Franklin Wood, " " 19 90 

'-' Jonathan Moultou, " " 19 90 

Amount carried forward, . . $3,340 60 



1,722 27 



35 



Amount brought forward, . . S3,340 60 

To Luke Jewett, " " 21 00 

" Aaron Joy, " " 16 25 

" Nathan H. Glines " " 10 00 

" Ira Allen, paid for police duty in detect- 
ing incendiaries 321 75 

" S. &. G. B. Faunce, oil 14 29 

" George Harlow, repairing clock 2 00 

Total amount for Watch and Police 

Transfer to General Contingent App. 1850-1 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $922 03. 

OIL AND LIGHTING LAMPS. 

Balance undrawn, Feb. 1, 1850 $302 13 

Appropriation 1200 00 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid for OIL— 

To George A. Simmons, oil $461 04 

" William Seaver, " 313 97 

" Richardson & Jackson, wicking 2 00 

" Yeaton Jenness, carting 1 75 

Paid for LIGHTIP^IG LAMPS— 

To Russell Rogers, for lighting lamps 283 05 

" Jonathan Moulton, " " 102 95 

" David Marble, " " 3 60 



Total amount for oil and lighting lamps .... 
Transfer to General Contingent App. 1850-1 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $283 25. 
REPAIRS OF LAMPS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $52 80 

Appropriation 100 00 

EXPENDITURES. • 

To Calvin Bird, repairs on lamps 4 25 

" U. T. Brownell, " " 8 58 

" O. B. & S. Littlefield, " 6 57 

" George B. Davis, " " 12 55 

" Hawley Folsom, iron work 8 00 

" Jonathan Moulton, lamp-posts 8 75 

" Dyer & Miller, " " 162 

" Thatcher Sweat, " " 2 50 



$3,725 89 
74 35 

$3,800 24 



L,502 13 



$778 76 



389 60 

$1,168 36 
50 52 

$1,218 88 



$152 80 



$52 83 



36 

Total for repairs of lamps (brought forward) $52 82 

Transfer to General Contingent App'n. 1850-1 52 80 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, $47 18. 



GUIDE BOARDS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $3 20 

Appropriation 100 60 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $75 00 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, nothing. 



$105 62 



$103 20 



EXPENDITURES. 

To Jacob L. Nash, rep. guide boards 75 

" James Davenport, guide boards 12 00 

" George W. Mann, " 13 00 

Total for guide boards 25 75 

Transfer to Gen'l Contingent Ap'n 1850-51, 2 45 



$28 20 



COUNTY TAX. 

Appropriation $5,304 06 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid to John Bullard, Treas. Norfolk County, 5,304 06 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, nothing. 



MILITARY SERVICES. 

Ara't received from Treas. Commonwealth, $733 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

To Norfolk Guards 192 50 

" Roxbury Artillery 280 00 

*' Warren Infantry 260 50 



$733 00 



DISCOUNT ON TAXES. 

Appropriation $2900 00 

Transfer from Abatement of Taxes 1850-51, 52 20 

EXPENDITURES. 
To discount on Taxes paid prior to Oct. 1, 2,952 20 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, nothing. 



2,952 20 



37 



ABATEMENTS OF TAXES. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $86 56 

Appropriation 1,500 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

To Abatements allowed by Assessors 1,389 10 

" Transfer to Gen. Conting. App'n, 50-51, 86 56 

" " Discount on Taxes 52 20 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $58 70. 



CITY DEBT AND INTEREST. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $233 32 

Transfer from Contingent App'n, 1849-50, 400 00 
Appropriation 13,034 45 



EXPENDITURES. 

To Ebenezer Upton, interest 60 00 

" Institutions for Savings, Roxbury and vi- 
cinity, interest 18 00 

' Nelson Curtis, interest 180 00 

' Richard Pickett, " 120 00 

' Abigail Brown, " 30 00 

' Institution for Savings, Newburyport and 

vicinity 300 00 

' Order of City Treasurer, prin. and int. 2,532 00 

' Mary E. Brown, interest 42 00 

' P. P. F. Degrand, or order, interest. ... 30 00 

' John H. Foster, interest 150 00 

' Commonwealth of Mass., prin. and int. . . 6,360 00 

' John Harris, interest 60 00 

' Philip Adams, " 120 00 

' Steph. Hersey, " 15 00 

' Samuel W. Swett, principal and interest, 530 00 

' Francis Geo. Shaw, interest 270 00 

' George R. Russell, " 180 00 

' Charles Davis, " 15 00 

' Theodore Parker, " 60 00 

' People's Bank, principal 1,000 00 

' Isaac Davis, interest 120 00 

' James Parker, " 480 00 

' Twenty-fiist payment on Almshouse land, 150 00 
' Provident Institution for Savings, Bos- 
ton, interest 102 45 



1,586 56 



1,527 86 



13,667 77 



Total for City Debt and interest 12,924 45 

Transfer to General Contingent Appropriation, 1850-51 "63 32 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $680 00. 



$12,987 77 



38 



INTEREST ON OVERDRAFTS. 



Appropriation $500 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

To People's Bank 441 00 

" Institution for Savings, for Roxbury and 

vicinity 24 00 

Balance undravpn, Feb. 1, 1851, $35 00. 



$465 00 



SALARIES OF CITY OFFICERS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850. $862 50 

Appropriation 3,980 00 

EXPENDITURES. 

To Henry A. S. Dearborn, Mayor 750 00 

Joseph W. Tucker, City Clerk 575 00 

Joshua Seaver, Clerk Common Council. 150 00 
Jos. W. Dudley, Treasurer & Collector, 1,100 00 

Ira Allen, Marshal 350 00 

Horace Bacon, Messenger 225 00 

Abraham F. Howe, Assessor 175 00 

John Fowle, " 175 00 

Joshua Seaver, " 175 00 

" " Clerk to Assessors 75 00 

Tillson Williams, Assistant Assessor. . . 20 00 

GeraFarnham, " " 20 00 

Laban S. Beecher, " " 20 00 

Charles J. Hendee, " " 20 00 

Aaron D. Williams, " " 20 00 

John E. Williams, " " 10 00 

Charles S. Hersey, " " 10 00 

Judson Chapin, " " 10 00 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $962 50. 



$4,843 50 



$3,880 00 



GENERAL CONTINGENT EXPENSES AND MIS- 
CELLANEOUS CLAIMS. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 $2,902 38 

Appropriation in addition to rents, &c., from 

city property, and from all other sources 3,000 00 

Sundry transfers, May 1, 1850 1,524 32 

Overplus in casting taxes 3,366 35 

Received from the Commonwealth — allowed 

by the Legislature 3,521 99 

Jimount carried forward, . . $14,315 04 



39 



Amount brought forward, . $14,315 04 

Received from Commonwealth, City's propor- 
tion of the School Fund .... 654 38 
" " Town of Brookline, for its pro- 
portion of County tax 45 68 

" " Licenses for dogs 311 00 

" " June & Co., Circus lincense.. 10 00 

" " Geo. B. Davis, rent of house.. 200 00 
" " A. & A. W. Putnam, rent of 

City wharf 275 00 

" " H. & G. W. Pierce, rent of 

Market 150 00 

" " Seth Tucker, for ground rent. 1 00 

" " Andrew W. Newman, income 

ofHayscales 103 10 

" " Robert Seaver, income of hay 

scales 131 10 



16,196 30 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for PRINTING, ADVERTISING, 

STATIONERY and BOOKS— 
To Joseph C. Torrey, printing 

" Journal Office, " 

" John Jones, " 

" James T. Bicknell, stationery 

" Aaron R. Gay, " 

" William J. Reynolds & Co., stationery. 

" Edward L. Keyes, paper . « 



541 


93 


288 


28 


14 


00 


12 


32 


117 


66 


4 


53 


2 


00 



71 



Paid for NOTIFYING and ATTENDING 

MEETINGS, USE OF ROOMS— 
To Nathan L. Glines, notifying & attending 

" Luke Jewett, " "... 

" John J. Hastings, " "... 

" Samuel S. Littlefield, " "... 

" Manly 0. Butler " "... 

" William D. Cook, " "... 

" William Maccarty, " "... 

" Aaron Joy, " "... 

" Joseph Hubbard, " "... 

" H. J. V. Myers, " "... 

" Hiram Thayer, " "... 

" Geo. F. Davis, attendance ward rooms.. 

" Geo. W. Humphrey, " " " 

" Julius M. Swain, " " " 

" Freewill Baptist Society, use of room. .. 

" Jamaica Plain Baptist Society, " 

" Nelson Curtis, "" ".... 



Amount carried forward, 



$23 00 




70 14 




5 50 




15 00 




17 50 




26 50 




34 00 




8 00 




5 00 




5 00 




44 50 




4 00 




6 50 




4 50 




9 00 




35 00 




40 00 






353 14 






$1,333 85 



40 

Amount brought forward, $1,333 85 

Paid for PROFESSIONAL SERVICES— 

To J. J. & M. S. CJarke 

" Charles M. Ellis 



49 


00 


15 


00 


79 


60 


99 


00 


355 


00 


63 


00 


225 


00 


39 


70 


25 


15 


1000 


00 


27 


72 


51 


48 



Paid for INSURANCE— 
To Roxbury Mutual Fire Insurance Company 
" Norfolk Mutual Insurance Company. . . . 

Paid for LAND and WIDENING STREETS- 

To Betsey Draper, land 

" George Brown, " and laying wall. 

" Williams. Heath, " " "... 

" Joseph P. Shaw, " " "... 

" Whiting Hewins, " '• "... 

" City of Boston, widening Tremont-street 

" Grammar School, land and widening str. 

" P. O. Beirne, " " ". 

Paid for SUNDRIES, for Claims not otherwise enumerated — 
To Joseph W. Tucker, for recording births, 

deaths, &c 84 57 

" Enos Foord, registering deeds 9 37 

" Abraham F. Howe, ( Assessors. \ 50 00 
" John Fowle, < Return to State V 50 00 
" Joshua Seaver, ( Valuation Com'tee ) 50 00 
" Joseph W. Dudley, taking State census. 56 00 
" Calvin Young, paid for Funeral ceremo- 
nies in honor of Pres. Zachary Taylor 308 70 

" D. S. Pevear, tolling bell 2 00 

" Jacob Hodsdon, " " 100 

" Charles G. Mackintosh, paid for " 2 00 

" Roxbury Artillery, — National salute 4th 

July, and minute-guns 139 60 

" John Dove, flag-staff 114 80 

" William Thomas, removing flag-staff. . . 11 00 

" Charles Whitney, > surveying streets... 513 25 

" ApoUos Morris, J and plans 5 00 

" 0. E. Sheldon, stone posts, boundaries 

to streets 125 25 

'• A. & A. W, Putnam, coal for City hall 

and watch house 25 05 

" Asa Wyman & Son, " " ". 29 70 

" Daniel Tifl^any, charcoal, for " ". 24 00 
" Swain «Ss Richards, oil, for city hall and 

free school. 129 69 

" Charles Marsh, lamps 22 65 

" Calvin Bird, stove 17 99 

" Hawley Folsom, iron work watch-house 4 50 

" Weekes & Brock, " " " 40 98 

" William Curtis, carpenters' work " 4 13 

1,821 23 



64 00 



178 60 



L,787 05 



Amounts carried forward, ..... $3,363 50 



41 

Amounts brought fonoard, . $1,821 23 $3,363 50 

To Thatcher Sweat, carp'r work on watch-house 27 08 

" Perez Elwell, fence on East-street 3 00 

" John N. Thurston, repairs on house .... 27 27 

" David Simpson, carpenter work 75 

" L. H. Varney, fence by Jamaica Pond. . 6 11 

" Joseph Wiggin, glazing city hall 4 00 

" George B. Davis, " " " 2 17 

" A W. Newman, repairs on hayscales. . . 24 08 

" J. H. & D. E. Washburn, clock 9 50 

" John C. Seaver, paid repairs on hearse.. 17 73 

" Henry Pratt, repairing locks 1 50 

" Stephen Faunce, repairing pump 2 00 

" E. G. Scott, " " 4 25 

" Asa Patten, cushions 10 50 

" Charles G. Hall, plan 15 00 

" John R. Hall, " 72 00 

" Horace Bacon, for sundries & services. . 69 75 

" Henry Robinson, cleaning rooms 60 60 

" Joshua Seaver, postage 26 79 

" Edwin Lemist, " 5 57 

" Calvin Young, paid for copying 2 50 

" Laban S. Beecher, paid for referee case, 

(City and Wm. S. Rogers) 34 62 

" Isaac H. Meserve, p'd for cleaning vault, 2 00 
" County of Norfolk, services of County 

Commissioners 24 20 

" Horace King, coach hire 90 00 

" A. R. Mathes, horse hire 4 00 

" W. J. Mathes, carriage hire and stabling 

horses 78 09 

" Otis C. Buzzell, sundries 33 00 

" I. M. Meserve, sundries to Brook Farm, 165 45 

" James Ritchie, sundries for Free School, 20 25 

" Warren Infantry, rent of armory 200 00 

" Thomas Glynn, damages on Parker-str. . 142 69 

" Ira Allen, expenses as City Marshal. . . . 102 53 
" Engine Co. No. 1, additional pay, as per 

vote of City Council 200 00 

'' Engine No. 6 " " "... 200 00 

" Hook & Ladder " " "... 100 00 

" Hose Company " " "... 40 00 

$3,663 54 

Total amount of Contingent Expenses and 

Miscellaneous Claims $7,027 04 

TRANSFERS. 

To Pay of watchmen 1849 and '50 200 00 

" Contingent Expenses of Fire Department, 

1849, '50 • 200 00 

" Contingent Expenses Schools, 1849, '50 450 00 

" Fuel for Schools, 1849, '50 100 00 



Amount carried forward , . . $950 00 $7,027 04 

6 



42 

Amounts brought forward, . . $950 00 $7,027 04 

To Support of Poor, 1849, '50 2000 00 

City Debt & Interest, 1849, '50 400 00 

Building Engine House 855 47 

New School House, Avon Place 462 55 

Highways, Bridges and Sidewalks 1000 00 

Contingent Expenses of Schools 1000 00 



Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1851, $2,501 24. 



$6,668 02 
$13,695 06 



43 



The amount expended on Highways, Bridges, and Sidewalks, in 
Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, commencing Feb. 1, 1850, and ending Jan. 31, 
1851, is $7,117 66, as follows :— 

On East street $1,225 50 



Davis 424 

Water 84 



Ruggles 41 00 

Dudley 381 25 

Kennel worth 24 50 

Walnut • 422 25 

Seaver 41 50 

Chestnut 59 75 

Vernon 78 50 

Sumner 49 20 

Heath 534 75 

Cross 249 25 

Lowell 224 75 

Parker 19 65 

Centre 298 25 

Washington 90 50 

Bartlett 28 50 

St. James 48 00 

Warren 41 25 

Oxford 17 50 

Eustis 51 00 

Greenville 5 75 

Highland 714 25 

School 17 00 

Williams 35 00 

Smith 17 75 

Munroe 222 70 

Paving 76 35 

Sweeping, R 55 50 

Collecting Ashes 192 00 

Commis. Salarv 300 00 

Sidewalks....; 1,046 46 



Wards 6 and 7. 

Scraping strs. in the spring, $46 50 

Cottage Street 84 37 

Pond 65 31 

Perkins 231 51 

Centre 75 78 

" Filling up valley near 

Winchester Hill 180 99 

Green.... 323 72 

Boylston 166 00 

Bridge, South str., near Eb. 

Weld's 196 51 

" Canterbury str., near 

Daniel Brims 143 00 

Forest Hill str 120 20 

South 57 12 

Walk Hill street Sidewalks. . .8 80 



$1,699 81 
Green Str. Drains. 164 35 

Pond Street 2 47 

Centre Street 42 25 

Eliot Street 8 50 

Burroughs Street . . .2 50 

220 07 



$1,919 88 



$7,117 66 



45 



TABLE 

OF APPROPRIATIONS,* EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS, 
AND BALANCES. 

1850-51. 



Appropriations. 



Appropriated. Expended 



Transfers. 



Balances. 



For Public Schools, including 
Salaries of Teachers, Fuel, 
and Contingent Expenses. . . 

New School House and Land, 
Avon Place 

Roxbury Grammar School... . 

Support of Poor, including 
Earnings on Highways 

Repairs on Almshouse 

Highways, Bridges, and Side- 
walks 

Fire Department 

Reservoirs 

New Engine House 

Watch and Police 

Oil, and Lighting Lamps 

Repairs of Lamps 

Guide Boards 

County Tax 

Military Services 

Discount on Taxes 

Abatements of Taxes 

City Debt and Interest 

Interest on Overdrafts 

Pay of City Officers 

General Contingent Expenses . 



f 31,743 88, $25,677 86 



3,662 55' 
625 00, 

18,043 10 
832 89 

11,336 07 
7,445 55 
1,600 00 
1,455 47 
4,722 27 
1,502 13 

152 80 

103 20 
5,304 06 

733 00 

2,952 20 

1,586 56 

13,667 77 

500 00 

4,842 50 

16,196 80 



3,660 55 
500 00 

116,740 68 
305 38 

10,342 41 

3,952 29 

912 44 

1,455 47 

3,725 89 

1,168 36 

52 82 

25 75 

5,304 06 

733 00 

2,952 20 

1,389 10 

12,924 45 

465 00 

3,880 00 

7,027 04 



$129,007 30i $103,194 75 $7,291 67 $17,620 88 



$205 87 



295 01 
232 89 



161 66 
246 02 



74 35 

50 52 

52 80 

2 45 



138 76 
63 32 



6,668 00 



$5,860 15 

2 00 
125 00 

1,007 41 
294 62 

832 00 

3,247 24 

687 56 

922 03 
283 25 

47 18 
75 00 



58 70 
680 00 

35 00 

962 50 

2,501 24 



* Including the undrawn balances February 1, 1850. 

f The actual expense is $2,229 97 less than the amount here given. This 
amount ($2,229 97) is the earnings of the Poor on the Highways. 

Note. — It will be observed that the balance here is represented as $17,620 88, 
which is more than there is in the Treasury by $5000, and is accounted for by the 
Treasurer's not borrowing the sum authorized — the same not having been wanted. 



46 



AMOUNT OF CITY DEBT. 



Date of Note. 



Oct. 27, 

Nov. 8, 
Nov. 27, 
Nov. 28, 
Dec. 1.5, 
Jan. 26, 
Jan. 29, 
Jan. 30, 
Jan. 31, 



1848, 
1848, 
1848, 
1848, 
1848, 
1849, 
1849, 
1849, 
1849, 



Feb. 1, 1849, 
Feb. 2, 1849, 
Feb. 2, 1849, 
June 30, 1849, 
June 30, 1849, 
June 30, 1849, 
Sept. 10, 1849, 
Oct. 20, 1849, 
Oct. 20, 1849, 
Nov. 6, 1849, 
Nov. 19, 1849, 
Nov. 21, 1849, 
Jan. 1, 1850, 



To whom payable. 



Isaac Davis 

Provident Institution for 
Savings, Boston 

John H. Foster 

P. P. F. Degrand, or order 

P. P. F. Degrand, or order 

Charles Davis 

Stephen Hersey 

Richard Pickett 

Mary Brown 

Eben Upton 

Institution for Savings, 
Newburyp't and vicinity 

Abigail Brown 

P.P. F. Degrand 

P. P. F. Degrand 

George R. Russell 

Francis George Shaw. . . . 

Theodore Parker 

Nelson Curtis 

Thomas Tolman 

City Treasurer, or order. . 

City Treasurer, or order. . 

City Treasurer, or order. . 

John Harris 

James Parker 



Interest. 



per cent. 
6 

4i 
6 
6 
6 
6 
6 
6 
6 
6 

6 

6 

6 

6 

6 

6 

6 

6 

6 

6 

6 • 

6 

6 

6 



When Payable. 



On demand. 

July 1, 1852, 
Oct. 27,1851, 
Nov. 8, 1853, 
Nov. 27, 1853, 
Nov. 28, 1853, 
Dec. 15, 1853, 
Jan. 26, 1854, 
Jan. 29, 1854, 
Jan. 30, 1853, 

Jan. 31, 1854, 
Feb. 1, 1852, 
Feb. 2, 1852, 
Feb. 2, 1854, 
June 30, 1855, 
June 30, 1855, 
June 30, 1855, 
Aug. 10, 1852, 
Oct. 20, 1852, 
Oct. 20, 1852, 
Nov. 6, 1853, 
Nov. 19, 1853, 
Nov. 21, 1853, 
Jan 1, 1856, 



Amount. 



$2,000 00 

2,276 65 

2,500 00 

2,000 00 

700 00 

500 00 

500 00 

2,000 00 

700 00 

1,000 00 

5,000 00 

500 00 

300 00 

500 00 

5,000 00 

2,500 00 

1,000 00 

3,000 00 

1,500 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

8,000 00 

^8,476 65 



/j7 



AMOUNT OF DEBT,* 

FOR FOREST HILLS CEMETERY. 



Date of Note. 



May 28, 1848, 
August 12, 1848, 



To whom payable. 



Joel Severns. . . . 
Jolin Parkinson. 



Interest. 



per cent. 
6 
6 



When Payable, 



Amount. 



August 1, 1857, $19,944 98 
July 1, 1854, I 7,606 57 

if 27,551 55 



* The Debt of the Cemetery is kept separately from the ordinary City Debt, and 
provision is made for the payment of the same by the proceeds of the sales of lots 
in the grounds, as will be seen by the following Section from the Act obtained from 
the Legislature : — 

Sect. 4. "The proceeds of sales of lots or rights of burial in said Cemetery, 
shall be paid into the City Treasury, to be kept separate from any other funds of the 
City, and subject to the order of said Commissioners, and such proceeds shall be 
devoted to the liquidation of the debt incurred in the purchase of the land for said 
Cemetery, and to the improvement and embellishment thereof, as aforesaid, under 
the direction of said Board of Commissioners. And no other moneys shall be appro- 
priated from the City Treasury by the City Council for such improvement and em- 
bellishment." 



48 



Dr. 



Joseph W. Dudley, City Treasurer, in Account Current, from 



1851. 
Feb. 1, 



To balance in Treasury at last audit 

"' Cash received 'of the Commonwealth for Pau- 
per account of 1847 & 1848. . $3,521 99 
" " " of the Commonwealth for Pau- 

per account of 1848 & 1849. . 5,669 29 
" " " for bonded Passengers — 

ship Naomi pi2 91 

" Epaminondas . . 66 87 

" Arethusa 65 00 

" Franchise 13 00 

« Diadem 8 56 

466 34 



To Cash received of John Webber, for Drain. . . . 

«' " " of Alvah Kittredge, on account 
of Highland street 

« " " of David S. Greenough, for wid- 
ening South street. 



20 00 

75 00 

100 00 



To amount of Appropriations raised by tax 82,536 45 

" « of County tax 5,304 06 

" " of overplus in casting taxes 3,366 35 



To Cash received of G, B. Davis for rent of house 
" " « of A. & A. W. Putnam for rent 

of wharf 

" « « of H. & G. W. Pierce for rent 

of market 

«« « " of Seth Tucker, for ground rent 
« " " of Andrew W. Newman, for in- 
come of hay-scales 

" <' " of Robert Seaver, for income of 
hay-scales 



To Cash borrowed of the Peoples' Bank 

To Cash received of June & Co., for license 

" " " of the Commonwealth for school 

fund. 

" « " of the town of Dorchester, for 

support of poor 

" «' " of the town of Brookline, for 

support of poor 

" " " of Isaac Allen, for oxen 

" " " for dog licenses 



200 00 
275 00 



150 00 
1 00 



103 10 
131 10 



10 00 

654 38 

57 00 

16 00 

83 00 
311 00 



To Cash received of the Commonwealth for Mili- 
tary services 

" " of Norfolk Mutual Fire Insurance Company 

" " of town of Brookline, for County tax ..... . 



3,155 92 



9,657 62 



195 00 



91,206 86 



860 20 
1000 00 



1,131 38 

733 00 

600 00 

45 68 

$113,585 66 



49 



February 1, 1850, to February 1, 1851, with the City OF RoxBURT, 



Cr, 



By Cash paid Salaries of School Teachers $19,432 46 

" «« " Fuel for schools 1,074 22 

" " " Contingent expenses of schools. . . 5,171 18 

" " " Roxbury Grammar school 500 00 

" " " New School-house, Avon Place.. 3,660 55 



Support of poor in addition to 

earnings on highways 14,510 71 

Repairs of almshouse 305 38 



Firemen 2,667 50 

Contingent expenses of Fire De- 
partment 1,284 79 

Reservoirs 912 44 



Repairs of highways, bridges and 

sidewalks Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 7,071 66 
Repairs of highways, bridges and 

sidewalks in Ward 6 and 7. .. 1,919 88 
Repairs of highways, bridges and 

sidewalks in Ward 8 1,350 87 



Watch and Police 

Oil and lighting lamps 1168 36 

Repairs of lamps 52 82 



Guide-boards 

Discount of 4 per cent, on taxes 

Abatements of taxes 

County tax 

Militia 

New Engine house 

City Debt and Interest 12,924 45 

Interest on overdrafts 465 00 



Salaries of City officers. 
Contingent expenses. . . . 



By Balance in the Treasury , 



P29,838 41 
14,816 09 

4,864 73 



10,342 41 
3,725 89 


1,221 18 

25 75 
2,952 20 
1,389 10 
5,304 06 
733 00 
1,455 47 


13,389 45 

3,880 00 
7,027 04 


$100,964 78 



12,620 88 



Roxbury, February 22, 1851. 
7 



$113,585 66 
JOSEPH W. DUDLEY, City Treasurer. 



CITY OF ROXBURY, March 1, 1851. 

The undersigned, Joint Standing Committee on Accounts, in pursuance of the 
provisions of the eighth section of the Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance establish- 
ing 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, 1851, including the balance on hand February 1, 1850, 
the sum of One hundred and thirteen thousand, five hundred eigthy-five dollars and 
sixty-six cents ; and that there has been paid out from the Treasury, during the 
same period, the sum of One hundred thousand nine hundred and sixty-four dollars 
and seventy-eight cents, leaving in the Treasury, January 31, 1851, a balance of 
Twelve thousand six hundred and twenty dollars and eighty-eight cents. 

RICHARD WARD, ^ 

THEODORE DUNN, / Committee 
JOSEPH N. BREWER, > on 

WILLIAM GASTON, i Accounts, 
A. D. WILLIAMS, JR., ) 



In Common Council, March 10, 1851. 
Read, accepted, and sent up for concurrence. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 

In Board of Aldermen, March 10, 1851. 
Concurred. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clerk, 



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CITY OF ROXBURY, March 1, 151. 

The undersigned, Joint Standing Committee on Accounts, in pursuance 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 ac- 
count 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, in account with Forest 
Hills Cemetery, and find the same correctly cast, and all payments and expenditures 
therein charged against the Cemetery, are sustained by the necessary vouchers. 

We find that there has been received into the Treasury, on account of the Ceme- 
tery, at sundry times within the year ending January 31st, 1851, the sum of Sixteen 
thousand six hundred and sixty-four dollars and fifty-two cents; and that there has 
been paid out from the Treasury during the same period, on the orders of the Com- 
missioners, the sum of Ffteen thousand seven hundred and eight dollars and thirty- 
seven cents, leaving a balance in the Treasury, January 31, 1851, of Nine hundred 
and fifty-six dollars and fifteen cents. 

RICHARD WARD, "^ 

THEODORE DUNN, I Committee 
JOSEPH N. BREWER, V on 

WILLIAM GASTON, I Accounts. 
A. D. WILLIAMS, JR., ) 



In Common Council, March 10, 1851. 
Read, accepted, and sent up for concurrence. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 

In Board of Aldermen, March 10, 1851. 

Concurred. 

JOSEPH W, TUCKER, City Clerk. 



REAL ESTATE OWNED BY THE CITY. 



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

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

The Mnnroe Farm, about 22 acres, between Warren and Walnut sts. 35,000 00 

The 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 

The Brook Farm, West Roxbury 19,150 00 

Land on Warren Place, 28,341 feet 5,300 00 

Land on Washington street, near "Wait's Mill" 600 00 

Dudley School House (of stone) and land, Kenil worth street > , , r.f^(^ f./^ 

Dudley School House (of brick) and land, Bartlett street 5 ^•*'""" "" 

Washington School House (of brick) and land, Washington street. . . 14,000 00 
Westerly School House (of wood) and land. West Roxbury, Centre 

street 4,000 00 

Central School House (of brick) and land, corner Brewer and Bur- 
roughs streets 14,000 00 

School House and land land on Sumner street, occupied by Primary 

Schools 1 and 2 1,000 00 

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

School House and land. Smith street, Nos. 4 and 26 3,000 00 

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

School House and land. Upper Canterburj', No. 7 200 00 

School House and land. West Roxbury, No. 8 4,000 00 

School House and land. Lower Canterbury, No. 9 200 00 

School House and land, near Grove Hail, No. 10 1,000 00 

School House and land. Mill Dam, No. 11 600 00 

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

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

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

School House and land. Orange street, Nos. 19 and 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 

School House and land, Vernon street. No. 25 5,000 00 

School House and land. Turnpike, opposite Green , 3,000 00 

School House and land, Avon Place 3,500 00 

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

Engine House and land, No. 2, Centre street 1,500 00 

Engine House and land. No. 3, Centre, near Perkins' street, connact- 

ed with No. 5 Primary School — valued in School No. 5 

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

Engine House (and land) No. 5, Centre street, West Roxbury 600 00 

Engine House No. 6, Eustis street 800 00 

Engine House (no land) No. 7, Ruggles street ." 500 00 

Engine House for Hose Company, near Wait's Mill 310 00 

Forest Hills Cemetery — not valued 

Burial Gronnd 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 



$207,260 00 



[Note. — The City Lands in the dry basin of the Boston and Roxbury Mill Cor- 
poration were not valued by the Committee on Public Property. There are 72 
acres and one quarter. The valuation of the Real Estate belonging to the City is a 
nominal one. 



54 



PERSONAL PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE CITY.=^ 



The Furniture in the City Hall — Mayor and Aldermen's Room, Common Council 
Room, City Clerk's and City Treasurer's Offices. In the several School Houses 
and Watch Houses. 

In charge of the Chief Engineer — 

8 Fire Engines, 

9 Hose Carriages, 
4,300 Feet of Leading Hose, 

208 Feet of Suction Hose, 
1 Ladder Carriage, 
18 Ladders, 
10 Fire Hooks, 
58 Buckets, 

Axes and other apparatus and furniture, 
31 Reservoirs, 
6 Hydrants, on Mount Warren, 
4 Hydrants along line Cochituate water pipes. 

In charge of the Superintendent of the Alms House — 

Stock and Utensils at Alms House. Stock and Utensils at Brook Farm. ^ 



7 Horses, 

5 Yoke of Oxen, 
30 Hogs, 

3 Cows, 

2 Horse Wagons and Harnesees, 

6 Horse and Ox Carts and Harnesses, 

1 Horse Sled, 

2 Stone Drays, 

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

Produce raised on City Lands at Alms 
House. 
SO tons Hay, 
3,000 heads Cabbage, 
3 tons Carrots, 
200 bushels Turnips, 
50 bushels Onions, and other gar- 
den vegetables, 
11,500 lbs. Pork raised and killed. 



2 Yoke of Oxen, 

4 Cows, 

1 Horse, 

1 Horse Wagon, 

1 Ox Wagon 

1 Ox Night Wagon, 

1 Ox Sled, 

2 Ploughs, 
1 Harrow, 

Rakes, Forks, Hoes, &c. &c. 

Produce raised at Brook Farm. 

60 tons Hay, 
200 bushels Potatoes, 
200 bushels Corn, 
' 21 bushels Beans, 

41 bushels Rye, 

12 tons Carrots, 
4000 heads Cabbage, 

30 barrels Apples, 
900 gallons Milk. 
and Bedking. 



Furniture, Beds 
170 Beds and Bunks, 
167 Under Beds, 
34 Feather Beds, 
530 Sheets, 
246 Pillows, 
450 Pillow Cases, 
260 Bed Spreads, 
65 Counterpanes, 

20 Buffalo Robes, with Blankets and other articles of bedding. 
In charge of the Undertakers — 

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, res- 
pectfully submit the following 

REPORT : 

As was anticipated, there has been great inconvenience 
in the management of the establishments for the reception, 
care and employment of the poor, in consequence of its 
being necessary to send a portion of the men and women 
who were capable of performing labor, on the land, or in 
the Farm House and Pilgrim Hall, and many of the child- 
ren, during the season of cultivation, to Brook Farm, — and 
to retain the latter there, since last autumn : and unless 
an arrangement is made for removing all the inmates to 
West Roxbury, and thus forming one complete and perfect 
establishment, there appears to be no other alternative than 
to concentrate them at the Alms House, rather than to sup- 
port two widely separated institutions ; but in that event, 
an expenditurre of at least five thousand dollars will be 
immediately required to erect additional edifices, and a 
much larger sum, within a very few years, to properly pro- 
vide for the accommodation, health and comfort of the 
annually increasing number of paupers. 

As those subjects have been fully presented to the City 
Council, in former reports and the memorials wliich were 
submitted on the thirtieth of September, 1850, and the 
twenty-seventh of January last, it is considered that it 
might be deemed indehcately offieious to obtrude any ad- 
ditional remarks ; for it is confidently presumed that such 
a decision will be made, after the most thorough investiga- 
tion, as will meet, in an effectual and satisfactorv manner, 



56 



the requiremeits of humanity, and at the same time evince a 
just regaid to the character, duty, and interests of the City. 

The inmates at the Alms House at the commencement of 
the year were ..... 233 



Admitted during the year 

Present number 

Births 

Deaths in the House 

Deaths out of the House and buried by the 

Superintendent 
Average number of inmates, 240. 



628 

294 

15 

39 

15 



WORK DONE ON THE GROUNDS, AND IN DRILL- 
ING, BLASTING AND HAMMERING STONE. 



By men hired 






275 


" Inmates ..... 


1363 


" Oxen 


64 


STOCK AND UTENSILS. 




Horses ...... 


7 


Oxen .... 






3 


Cows .... 






3 


Hogs 






31 


Horse Wagons, with harnesses 






3 


Horse and Ox Carts, with harnesses 






7 


Ox Wagons 






2 


Horse and Ox Sleds 






2 


Stone Drays 






20 


Stone Hammers 






32 


Iron bars, 6 ; drills, 13 ; striking hammers, 3 ; ox 




chains, 6 ; forks, hoes, rakes and other tools. 




FURNITURE IN THE HOUSE. 




Bedsteads and Bunks . . 170 




Under Beds . . . 167 




Feather Beds ... 34 




Sheets . . . , 530 




Pillows .... 246 




Pillow Cases ... 450 




Bed Spreads ... 260 




Counterpanes 




65 





Buffalo Robes, Blankets, and other articles of Bedding in 
sufficient quantities. 



57 

PRODUCE RAISED ON ALMS HOUSE GROUND, 
AND WALNUT STREET LAND. 



Hay, including that cut at Forest Hills 

Cabbages 

Carrots 

Turnips 

Onions 

Pork raised and killed 



30 tons 
3000 heads 
3 tons 
200 bushels 
50 bushels 
11,500 pounds 

The Superintending Committee of Brook Farm submit- 
ted the following report to the Board of Overseers of the 
Poor, at their last meeting, in relation to the management 
and condition of that establishment. 

" The disadvantages under which your Committee have 
labored for the last two years, in the management, improve- 
ment and cultivation of the Farm, must be within the 
knowledge of the members of the Board. Mr. Cary, who 
had charge of the Farm when the last report was made, 
continued but a short time after ; we then employed A. S. 
Meserve, and he remained but five months, when a better 
position offering, he accepted it, and we were without a 
Sub-Superintendent until S. P. Blake was engaged and his 
wife ; and thus far, we think we were fortunate in our se- 
lection, as they both appear well qualified for their situa- 
tions. Still, this repeated change of Superintendent, could 
not fail of retarding the progress of improvement. In fact, 
no fair test of the capabilities of Brook Farm to realize the 
expectations of the citizens of Roxbury, can be hoped for, 
until the City shall have furnished suitable buildings, for 
the accommodation of all the inmates of the Alms House, 
and the whole establishment is located at the Farm ; then 
all the available force of the House can be applied to the 
best advantage, — directed and aided by the energetic hand 
and vigilant eye of the present Superintendent of the Alms 
House. 

The committee do not feel called upon to make a detailed 
report of the produce, stock and expenses for the last year, 
as these items will be furnished by the superintendent. 
Most of the corn planted produced well, and gave good 
promise of what the Fariii would do when under a proper 
state of cultivation. The potatoe crop, however, failed en- 
tirely, not yielding ten per cent, of the anticipated product. 
This failure was a serious drawback on the amount and 
value of the produce of the Farm. 

By the account furnished by Mr. Meserve, it appears that 



58 

the whole amount expended on the Farm the past year, was 
$2124 81. Of this amount something less than $200 were 
expended in alterations and repairs at Pilgrim Hall, in con- 
formity to a vote of the Board, hy which the committee 
were directed to make the necessary arrangements to ac- 
commodate the children, their teacher and matron for the 
winter. But for this arrangement, by which the Alms 
House was relieved of from eighty to ninety of its inmates, 
the crowded state of that edifice during the winter would 
have been insufferable. 

THOMAS SIMMONS. 

For the Committee. 
Roxbury^ February 24, 1851. 

The following statements in relation to the products, 
stock and implements at Brook Farm, were furnished by 
the superintendent. 



PRODUCTS OF THE FARM. 



Hay 

Potatoes 

Corn 

Beans 

Rye 

Carrots 

Cabbages 

Turnips 

Apples 

Milk 



65 tons 
200 bushels 
200 " 

21 " 

41 " 

12 tons 
4000 heads 
200 bushels 

30 barrels 
900 gallons 



STOCK AND FARMING IMPLEMENTS. 



Oxen 

Horse 

Cows 

Manure 

Horse Wagon 

Ox Wagon 

Night Wagon 

Ox Sled 

Ploughs 

Harrow 

Cultivator 

Rakes, Hoes, Forks and other Tools, 



5 yokes 

1 

4 
150 cords 

1 
^ 1 

1 

1 

3 

1 

1 



69 

RECEIPTS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE POOR, 
FROM FEB. 1, 1850, TO JAN. 31, 1851. 

Balance undrawn Feb. 1, 1850 - $754 29 

Received from Commonwealth from 
Pauper accounts, after deducting 
additional appropria'n, Dec. 1849 

of .$5000 - - - 669 29 

Received from bonded passengers 466 34 

Received from other towns for sup- 
port of paupers - - - 73 00 

Received from Isaac Allen for Oxen 83 00 

Appropriation 7000 00 

Transferred from Contingent ex- 
penses, 1849 '50 - - 1472 10 

Additional appropriations to be re- 
imbursed from the State Pauper 
accounts - - - 5000 00 

Appropriation for repairs of Alms 

House - - - - 600 00 

Received for earnings on Highways 2229 97 

$18,348 09 



EXPENDITURES. 

For support of Poor - 16,740 68 

For repairs of Alms House - 305 38 



17,046 03 
Balance unexpended Feb. 1, 1851 - 1,302 03 



$18,448 09 



From which deduct amount received 
from towns and from Pauper Acts, 
Bonded Passengers and earnings 
on Highways - - - 3,521 60 

Due from the State - - 4,850 15 

Balance unexpended Feb. 1, 1851 1,302 03 

9,673 78 

Leave the expense of the City for the Poor . $8,674 31 

Annexed is a Report from Dr. B. E. Cotting, the physician 
of the Alms House, including statistical statements of the 
number of patients which have been received since January, 
1846, being a period of five years, from which it appears 
that "more than two thousand cases of disease have re- 
ceived medical treatment." 



60 

Besides the duties at the Ahns House, which have been 
as heretofore faithfully discharged, Dr. Cotting has attended 
to the vaccination of many of the children which attend the 
public schools, and such persons as the City Missionary 
thought proper to assemble weekly at his office, for that op- 
eration. 

The superintendent, Isaac H. Meserve, has had imposed 
upon him great and very difficult duties, by having charge 
of the Alms House and Brook Farm ; but he has acquitted 
himself so ably, as to have sustained the high reputation for 
fidelity and industry, which he has ever borne, since he has 
presided over that institution. 

Too much praise cannot be given to Miss Hannah Hall, 
the Instructress of the school for the children at Pilgrim 
Hall ; and Miss Mary Stuart, who as dame has had the su- 
perintendence of that establishment, has exhibited a ca- 
pacity and disposition to regulate the preparation of the 
food, and attend to the clothes, lodging, accommodation, 
cleanliness and health of the numerous orphans, v/hich have 
been placed under her care, as to render it a duty on the 
part of the overseers, to express their entire satisfaction, as to 
the remarkably appropriate manner, in which she has ful- 
filled all the conditions of the very responsible station in 
which she has been fortunately placed, both as respects the 
well-being of the children and the interests of the city. 

H. A. S. DEARBORN, 

Mayor and ex-afficio Chairman 

of the Overseers of the Poor, 

Roxbury, Feb. 24 1851. 



REPORT 



PHYSICIAN TO THE ALMSHOUSE. 



To the Overseers of the Poor of the City of Roxbury : 

Gentlemen : The year just passed, very generally allotted 
to statistical retrospects, brings to mind that five years have 
now elapsed since the reorganization of your Board into its 
present form, and suggests the propriety of offering you a 
condensed review of the Medical Department of the Alms- 
house for that period. Accordingly the following tables 
have been prepared, which will give you some idea of the 
magnitude and increased importance of this department. 

Admissions from January 31 si, 1846, to January 31 si, 1847. 



Diseases. 



Recovered 



Under 
Treatment 



Typhus Fever, (ship).. 

Typhoid Fever 

Lung Fever, and Asthma, 

Hooping Cough 

Consumption 

Diseases of the Stomach, 
and Bowels.., 

Intoxication and effects. 

Delirium Tremens . 

Tetanus 

Epilepsy 

Palsy , 

St. Vitus's Dance... 

Rheumatism , 

Dropsy 

Diseases of Eyes ... 

Diseases of Skin .... 

Venereal Disease ... 

Ulcers, and large Ab- 
scesses, 

Amputation of Arm 

Severe Fractures ... 

Crushed, by bank of 
earth 

Other Diseases 

Insanity (Remain 8) 

Childbirths 



7 

20 

9 

7 



9 

5 

10 



Left. 



7 


2 


1 




3 


2 


5 


6 


3 




99 


20 



14 



Dead 



11 



Total. 



21 

14 

7 

5 

11 
5 

12 
1 
1 
1 
1 
2 
1 
5 
2 
9 

9 
1 
5 

1 
12 
15 

3 
152 



62 



* 



Admissions from January ^Ist, 1847, to January 2lst, 1848. 



Diseases. 



Typhus Fever, (ship)... . 

Typhoid Fever 

Intermittent Fever 

Erysipelas 

Lung Fev. and Pleurisy, 

Consumption 

Croup, (membranous) . . . 

Cholera Infantum 

Marasmus 

Debility, &c. from ship. . 

Diseases of Bowels 

Diseases of Brain 

Epilepsy 

Palsy 

Delirium Tremens 

Rheumatism 

Diseases of Eyes and Ears 

Diseases of Skin 

Small Pox.. 

Venereal Disease 

Ulcers and large abscesses 

Severe Fractures 

Other Diseases 

Insanity (Remain 2) 

Childbirths 

2 



Recovered 



297 

10 

1 



10 
16 



2 

7 

14 

42 

1 

2 

7 

5 

26 

4 

11 

460^ 



Under 
Treatment. 



22 



Left. 



5 

10 



16 



Dead. 



38 



Total, 



56 



337 

11 

1 

1 

6 

6 

1 

1 

1 

12 

19 

4 

2 

1 

2 

7 

19 

44 

1 

4 

12 

5 

32 

16 

11 



556 



Admissions from January ^\st, 1848, to January 31si, 1849. 



Diseases. 



Typhus Fever, (ship) . 

Typhoid Fever 

Scarlet Fever 

-Lung Fever and Pleurisy, 

Consumption 

Debility, (from ship). . . . 

Diseases of Bowels 

Diseases of Brain 

Palsy, (P. Agitans) 

Palsy, (Hemiplegia) 

Rheumatism 

Delirium Tremens 

Diseases of Skin 

Small Pox 

Venereal Disease 

Cancer of Breast 

Amputation of Arm 

Severe Fractures 

Ulcers 

Other Diseases 

Insane (Remain 3) 

Childbirths 



Recovered 



64 

8 

58 

22 

14 

143 

6 



7 

9 

34 

15 

7 



1 

9 
32 

2 
11 

"442" 



Under 
Treatment. 



1 

6 

1 

1 

S 

11 

6 

^2" 



Left. 



Dead. 



17 
2 
3 
1 
5 
1 
7 
7 
1 
1 



51 



Total. 



83 

10 

61 

23 

6 

15 

150 

13 

1 

1 

8 

10 

40 

18 

9 

1 

1 

4 

20 

38 

12 

11_ 

"535~ 



63 



Admissions from January 2lst, 1849, to January Zlst, 1850. 



Diseases. 


Recovered 


Under T't. 

2 
1 

3 

1 
1 

1 

2 

2 

4 

1 
4 


Left. 


Dead. 


Total. 


Typhus Fever, (ship).... 
Typhoid Fever 


35 

4 
1 
19 
40 
10 
10 

5 

3 

19 

1 

3 

7 

1 
12 

29 
53 
13 

22 
7 

10 
3 

11 


1 

1 
2 

1 
1 

2 

2 

8 


6 

1 
1 
1 
3 

8 
5 
2 

4 
4 

1 

1 

1 
1 

3 

1 

1 
1 


43 
5 


Intermittent Fever 

Scarlet Fever 


2 

20 


Measles 


41 


Erysipelas 


11 


Lung Fever 


13 




12 


Debility, &c. fm ship, &c. 


12 
2 


Cholera, (Asiatic) 

D iseases of Bo wels 

Diseases of Heart 

Diseases of Brain 

Delirium Tremens 

Tetanus 


7 

24 

2 

5 

9 
1 


Palsy, (Hemiplegia) 

Rheumatism 

DroDsv 


2 

13 
3 


Diseases of Eyes 

Diseases of Skin 

Venereal Disease 


33 

55 

17 

1 


Ulcers 


23 


Severe Fractures 


7 
12 


Insanity 

Childbirths 


16 
12 








318 


22 


18 


45 


403 



Admissions from January Z\st, 1850, to January Z\st, 1851. 



Diseases. 

Typhus Fever, (ship) . . . 

Typhoid Fever 

Measles 

Lung Fever, and Pleurisy, 

Consumption 

Debility, &c. from ship, 
Dis. Stomach and B'ls, 
Convulsions, and Palsy.. 

Delirium Tremens 

Rheumatism 

Dropsy 

Diseases of Eyes 

Small Pox 

Venereal Disease 

Ulcers and large abscesses 
Severe local inflamations. 

Fracture of Neck 

Fracture of Leg 

Severe contusions 

Other Diseases. 

Insanity 

Childbirths 



Recovered Under T't. Left 



26 
29 
23 
24 

7 

89 

5 

5 

2 

19 

8 

8 

13 

13 



37 



31 



12 
12" 



Dead. 



3 
2 

11 
2 
5 
3 



39 



Total. 

40^ 

29 

32 

27 

14 

9 
95 

3 

5 

5 

2 

19 
14 
10 
17 
13 

1 

1 

8 

43 

12 

15 

414 



64 

It thus appears that during the past five years more than 
two thousand cases of disease have received medical treat- 
ment at the Almshouse Hospital. In a very few instances 
cases have been continued from one of the foregoing tables 
to the following in order to record a fatal termination, but 
no others. Almost all of those under treatment at the end 
of these years have recovered, or been so relieved as to be 
discharged. Those taken out by friends, or who left from 
any cause, before the treatment was concluded, have been 
recorded in a separate column. The insane have generally 
been sent to Worcester, to be supported there at the ex- 
pense of the City and the State. Five hundred and ninety- 
five children have been vaccinated during these five years, 
and all who enter the House are vaccinated as soon as 
possible after admission, unless previously protected. 

There have been very great improvements in the accom- 
modations and arrangements for the sick at the House dur- 
ing the past five years, yet it cannot be denied that a build- 
ing for the sick exclusively is still a great desideratum. As, 
however, my opinions on this subject have been recorded in 
previous reports, within the reach of any one who cares to 
know them, I forbear a repetition at the present time. 

I remain, gentlemen, your obedient servant, 

B. E. COTTING, 

Physician to the Almshouse. 

Roxbury, January 31, 1851. 



REPORT 



COMMISSIONERS 



FOREST HILLS CEMETERY. 



In conformity to the fifth section of "An Act relative to a 
Pubhc Cemetery in the City of Roxbury," the Commission- 
ers respectfully submit the following 

REPORT: 

Although the adversities, which the people have been 
compelled to encounter, in all their branches of industry, 
since the commencement of the efforts which were so ener- 
getically made for the establishment of a Rural Cemetery, 
have been remarkable for their extent and duration, still 
the result has been so favorable and satisfatory, as to render 
it no longer questionable, as to the expediency of the deci- 
sion of the City Government, the propriety of the measures 
which were adopted for the development of the plan, and 
the certainty of a complete realization of the great advan- 
tages that were anticipated, even by those who were the 
most confident of success. 

The continued demand for lots rendered it necessary that 
several of the Avenues and Paths, which had been laid out, 
should be, in part, completed, by being trenched, filled up 
with stones, gravelled, defined by sods, and the borders em- 
bellished with trees, shrubs, and herbaceous flowering 
plants. This has been done to an extent of over four thou- 
sand feet, in portions of Pitch Pine, White Oak, Linden, 
Mount Warren, Aspen, Willow, Hemlock, Cherry, White 
Pine, Birch, Spruce, and Juniper Avenues, and Geranium, 
Eglantine, Bellflower, Anemone, Aster, Rosemary, Helio- 
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66 

trope, Clematis, Cranberry, Hawthorn, Raspberry, Vibur- 
num, Chrysanthemum, and Amaranth Paths. 

The compartment for single graves, on the Southern side 
of the Cemetery, having begun to claim public attention, 
as an eligible place of interment, and especially by such 
persons as did not require a lot of the usual size, it has been 
put in a condition to render it, not only more available for 
the purposes for which it was appropriated, but more inter- 
esting in appearance. Two Avenues have been formed, by 
which it can be conveniently approached with carriages 
from the southern and northern gateways ; paths have been 
made through it, — sufficient ground trenched, six feet deep, 
for two hundred graves, — several hundred trees set out be- 
tween the paths and in the surrounding borders, and an 
arbor-vitse hedge on the northern side and eastern end. It 
is entered, near the western end. by a path from Spruce 
Avenue, through a small iron gate supported by granite 
posts, and there will be a larger gate, at the eastern end, 
upon Juniper Avenue. There is ample space for eight hun- 
dren graves, and for trees, shrubs and flowers on the sides 
of the paths and between the ranges of graves ; and within 
a very few years, that large area will be as beautiful and 
interesting a place of sepulture as any portion of the ceme- 
tery. 

In commemoration of the first instance, mentioned in the 
history of the human race, of the performance of funereal 
rites, it has been designated by the name of the " Field of 
Machpelah ;" as it was there that Abraham "made sure of 
the possession of a burying-place for Sarah his wife," and 
there were deposited the remains of that patriarch, and of 
Isaac, Rebekah and Leah. 

The experiment of establishing a Nursery for rearing 
trees and shrubs, has been very successful. From seeds 
sown in the autumn of 1848, there were transplanted this 
spring ten thousand seven hundred oaks, chestnuts, moun- 
tain ashes, black walnuts, white ashes and horse chestnuts; 
and last autumn there were planted seeds of the rock ma- 
ple, mountain or Indian maple, basswood, hop hornbeam, 
moosewood, beech, mountain ash, sycamore, oaks of seve- 
ral kinds, and hickory, in sufficient quantity to yield forty 
or fifty thousand trees. Over three thousand mountain 
ashes, from seed planted two years since, had attained a 
height, last autumn, of from three to four feet. Many hun- 
dreds of young trees have been removed from the Nursery, 
and set out in the borders of the avenues and paths, and in 
various other parts of the Cemetery. 



67 

Sixteen thousand seedling plants, of the larch, Norway 
spruce, Scotch fir, sycamore and linden, were imported from 
England last April, and set out in the Nursery, most of 
which lived and have grown remarkably well, and espe- 
cially four thousand larches. 

The avenue from Walk Hill street to the Cemetery has 
been graded, and a fence erected on the eastern side, on the 
bounds of the land owned by Dr. John C. Warren. Trees 
and shrubs have been set out on each side of that avenue ; 
and the space, between Walk Hill street and the avenue, 
has been filled up with earth, and will be enclosed with a 
rustic fence, for the protection of the trees and shrubs which 
will be set out in it next spring, and will leave carriage- 
ways on two sides of the area, which will communicate 
with the avenue and street, in such a manner, as to render 
it convenient and pleasant to pass into or out of the Ceme- 
tery, through the southern gate. 

The ground, on both sides of the northern gateway, will 
also be much improved in appearance before vegetation 
commences, by grading the ends of the avenues and paths 
near the gate, on the interior, and those which connect with 
Forest Hills Avenue, on the exterior side, as well as embel- 
lishing the area between the latter, by defining the margins 
with sods and stones, and planting out trees, shrubs and 
flowers. 

During the past year fifty-three lots have been enclosed 
with iron fences, thirty-five monuments erected, four tombs 
constructed, and there have been two hundred and thirty- 
six interments, — making the whole number, since the con- 
secration of the Cemetery, four hundred and eighty-eight. 
Twenty lots have been trenched, and eighteen finished, by 
being sodded, and the stone posts, for the support of iron 
fences, placed in them, to be sold the next year. A large 
extent of rustic stone work has been completed, for the sup- 
port of embankments and protecting the borders of the 
avenues and paths ; and a great quantity of loam removed 
from the meadow, for enriching the borders and the surface 
of the lots, before they are covered with sods. 

The receipts and expenditures have been as follows : 

Receipts. 

Balance unexpended February 1, 1850, . . $788 47 

Received for 123 lots, containing 300 feet each, 7,372 40 

" " grading lots, stone posts, &c. . 8,503 65 

$16,664 52 



, 2,353 


65 


118 


03 


345 


62 


149 


45 


201 


64 


7,909 


60 


456 


39 


1,196 


70 


fcc. 413 


93 


i, 113 


75 


. 136 


77 


220 


81 


. 201 


68 


956 


15 


$16,664 52 



68 

Expenditures. 

Paid Charles Hardwick, Jr., for stone posts, $1,890 35 

" Daniel Brims, services as superintendent, 
and teams, ..... 

" Joseph G. Torrey, printing, . 

" Wilham Maccarty, collecting, , 

" Loamis & Baldwin, covering stones, 

" for Sods, ...... 

" for Labor on avenues, paths and lots, &c. 

" John Parkinson, interest, 

" Joel Seaverns, interest, 

" J. T. Ellis & Co., bricks, cement, powder, &c. 

" Samuel Walker, trees and shrubs imported, 

" D. Brims, trees and plants, 

" Abner Child, iron work, &c. . 

" sundry bills, for materials, work, &c. 
Balance on hand, to new account, . 



As an additional number of Avenues and Paths have 
been formed and guide-boards placed to designate them, 
since the location and names of the others were published, 
a connected description of the whole has been annexed to 
this report, and a revised Catalogue of the names of the 
Proprietors, with the numbers and situations of their lots. 

To Joseph W. Dudley, the City Treasurer, for the im- 
portant and faithful services he has rendered, and to Joseph 
W. Tucker, the City Clerk, for keeping the accounts of 
sales, and preparing records of the lots, and other essential 
aid he has freely and zealously afforded to the Commis- 
sioners, they are under the greatest obligations. 

Mr. Brims, the Superintendant, eminently merits unqual- 
ified approbation for the intelligent paid efficient manner in 
which he has performed the responsible duties devolved 
upon him. 

The instructive, refined, moral and pious influence, of this 
sacred Receptacle of the Dead, has been conspicuously illus- 
trated, by the immensely increased number of persons who 
resort thither, either to select sites for the interment, or to do 
honor to the manes, of their relations and friends, who had 
passed to that " undiscovered country from whose bourne 
no traveller returns; " and from the diversified and pleasing 
manner in which ornamental cultivation has been combined 
with the natural scenery, and the elegant achievements of 
sculpture, with the substantial structures which have been 



^69 

reared by mechanical genius and skill, the picturesque fea- 
tures of the grounds have been so far revealed, as to give the 
fullest assurance of their ultimate magnificence. 

How often are those precious Family Sepulchres visited, 
either to weep, or bow down in prayer over the remains of 
dearly beloved or profoundly venerated kindred, or to plant 
flowers around their graves, or suspend garlands upon the 
monuments on which are inscribed their names and their 
virtues. 

Such is the impressive and solemn, yet chastening and 
consolatory effect, on entering and passing through that se- 
questered and quiet Necropolis, that we are compelled, as 
by an Omnipotent command, to pause in reverential awe, 
and sadly realise how certain is the destiny of mortality, — 
how unsubstantial and fleeting are all the pleasures of this 
world. Then it is that compunction and resignation come, 
and Faith and Hope, as cheering and sanctifying angels ; 
and it is then we are enabled to appreciate, the truth and 
wisdom, of the submissive exclamation of the afflicted Ro- 
man father, when he beheld the last of many sons consigned 
to the tomb : — 

" In peace and honor rest you here ; 
Secure from worldly chances and mishaps ; 
Here lurks no treason ; here no envy swells ; 
Here grow no damned grudges ; here no storm, 
No noise ; but silence and undisturbed sleep." 

H. A. S. DEARBORN, 
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of 
Forest Hills Cemetery. 
Roxbury, February 24, 1851. 



In Boakd of Aldermen, Feb. 24, 1851. 
Referred to the Committee on Accounts, with instructions 
to cause the same to be printed and distributed with the 
Annual Report of Receipts and Expenditures of the City. 
Sent down for concurrence. 

JOSEPH W. TUCKER, City Clej-k. 

In Common Council, Feb. 24, 1851. 
Concurred. 

JOSHUA SEAVER, Clerk. 



DIEECTOHY 



AYENUES AND PATHS 



AYENUES. 

ASPEN leads from White Oak to Willow. 

BEECH leads from Canterbury street gate, to Rock 
Maple avenue. 

CEDAR leads from Chestnut to Tupelo. 

CHERRY leads from Fountain to Willow. 

CHESTNUT leads from Egyptian gate, on the north 
side of Lake Dell, to Rock Maple. 

CYPRESS leads from Chestnut to summit of Chapel 

Hill. 

ELM leads from Fountain to Canterbury street gate. 

FOUNTAIN leads from Walk Hill street gate to Rock 
Maple and Willow. 

HEMLOCK leads from White Oak to Fountain. 

JUNIPER leads from Fountain to the Field of Mach- 
pelah and round Juniper Hill. 

LARCH leads from Chestnut to Walnut. 

LINDEN leads from Mount Warren avenue to Pitch 

Pine. 

LOCUST leads from Egyptian gate to Mount Warren 
avenue. 

MAGNOLIA leads from Chestnut to the summit of Con- 
secration Hill. 

MOUNT WARREN leads from White Oak, near Pitch 
Pine, to White Oak opposite Primrose Path. 

MULBURY leads from Egyptian gate to the junction 
of Mount Warren and Walnut avenues. 



71 

NESUTAN leads from White Oak round Eliot Monu- 
ment Hill. 

PITCH PINE leads from Moimt Warren, near White 
Oak, to Mount Warren, near its junction with Azalia Path. 

RED OAK leads from Willow to White Oak. 

ROCK MAPLE leads from the junction of Fountain and 
White Oak to the junction of Tupelo and Chestnut. 

SPRUCE leads from Fountain past the Field of Mach- 
pelah, to Juniper. 

TUPELO leads from Chestnut, on the south side of 
Lake Dell, to Rock Maple. 

WALNUT leads from Tupelo to the junction of Mount 
Warren and Mulberry. 

WHITE PINE leads from White Oak to Cherry. 

WILLOW leads from White Oak to Fountain. 

WHITE OAK leads from Walk Hill street gate to Rock 
Maple. 

YEW leads from Magnolia to summit of Chapel Hill. 



PATHS. 

ARETHUSA leads from Grape to Rhododendron. 

AMARANTH leads from Cherry to Hemlock. 

ANDROMEDA leads from Cranberry path to Locost 
avenue. 

ANEMONE leads from Hemlock to Eglantine path. 

ASTER leads from Hemlock to White Oak avenue. 

AZALIA leads from Mount Warren to Pitch Pine, 

BELLFLOWER leads from Hemlock to Cherry. 

BARBERRY leads from Columbine path to Locust ave- 
nue. 

BIGNONIA leads from Harebell path to Mount Warren 
avenue, opposite Pitch Pine. 

CHRYSANTHEMUM leads from Fountain to Hemlock. 

CLEMATIS leads from White Oak to White Oak. 

CLOVER leads from Linden avenue to Ivy path. 

COLUMBINE leads from Egyptian gate to Locust 
avenue. 

COWSLIP leads from White Oak to junction of Sweet 
Brier and Violet paths on Mount Dearborn. 

CROCUS leads from Snow-Flake to Mistletoe path. 

CRANBERRY leads from Mount Warren to White Oak 
avenue. 

CORNEL leads from Fountain avenue to Lotus path. 



72 

EGLANTINE leads from Hemlock to White Oak. 

ELDER leads from Chestnut to Magnolia, on the south- 
ern side of Consecration Hill. 

ELIOT HILLS leads from White Oak, near Walk Hill 
street gate, over the summits of the Eliot Hills to the junc- 
tion of Green Brier Path and White Oak avenue. 

FERN leads from White Oak avenue to Eliot Hills path. 

GERARDIA leads frOm Linden avenue to near the 
junction of Kalmia and Rose paths. 

GERANIUM leads from Hemlock to White Oak. 

GRAPE leads from Mount Warren to Tupelo. 

GENTIAN leads from Juniper to Spruce. 

GREEN BRIER leads from White Oak avenue at its 
junction with Eliot Hills path. 

HAWTHORN leads from White Oak to Eliot Hills path. 

HAZEL leads fram Egyptian gate, near Mulberry, to 
Tupelo. 

HELIOTROPE leads from Cherry to White Oak. 

HOLLY leads from Red Oak to White Oak. 

HAREBELL leads from Grape path to Mount Warren. 

HYACINTH leads from Geranium path to White Oak. 

IRIS leads from White Oak to Eliot Hills path. 

IVY leads from Mount Warren to Pitch Pine avenue. 

JASMINE from Green Brier path to Hawthorn path. 

KALMIA leads from Mount Warren near its eastern 
junction with White Oak to Linden avenue. 

LICHEN leads from Cherry round the top of Fountain 
Hill. 

LOTUS leads from the Fountain to Lichen path. 

LILAC leads from Azalia path to Linden avenue. 

LILY leads from Chestnut to Beech. 

LUPINE leads from Magnolia avenue to Elder path. 

MAY-FLOWER leads from near the southern end of 
White Oak to Elliot Hills Path. 

MIMOSA leads from Pitch Pine to Strawberry Path. 

MISTLETOE leads from Mulberry to Hazel path. 

MOSS leads from White Oak to Eliot Hills path. 

MYRTLE leads from Red Oak to White Oak. 

NARCISSUS leads from Myrtle to White Oak. 

OLEANDER leads from Azalia to Linden avenue. 

PRIMROSE leads from White Oak to the junction of 
Sweet Brier, on the summit of Mount Dearborn. 

PYROLA leads from Cherry avenue on Fountain Hill to 
Hemlock. 

ROSE leads from White Oak to Linden. 

ROSEMARY leads from Hemlock to Bellflower path. 



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RHODODENDRON leads from Tupelo to Mount War- 
ren, opposite Kalmia. 

RASPBERRY leads from White Oak to Linden. 

RHODORA leads from Mount Warren avenue to Mount 
Warren avenue. 

SUMACH leads from Mount Vf arren to Harebell path. 

SNOW-FLAKE leads from Walnut to Mistletoe path. 

STRAWBERRY leads from Rose path to Linden ave- 
nue. 

SWEET BRIER leads from Willow to summit of Mount 
Dearborn. 

TULIP leads from Magnolia opposite Yew, to near the 
junction of Lupine path with Magnolia, on the sunjmit of 
Consecration Hill. 

VIBURNUM leads from White Oak to EJiot Hills path. 

VIOLET leads from Red Oak to the junction of Sweet 
Brier and Cowslip, on Mount Dearborn. 

VERBENA leads from Juniper to Spruce. 

WABON leads from near Green Brier path, round Eliot 
Monument Hill to Moss path. 



NOTE. 

NESUTAN— The name of the Indian who aided the Apostle Eliot 
in learning the Indian language, and in translating the Bible into that 
language. 

WABON was the Indian Chief at Nonantum Hill, in Watertown, 
where Eliot established his first Indian Church and School. 

For this spring, on p. 68, read last spring. 

For Loscost, on p. 71, read Locust. 



10 



CEMETEEY AT FOREST HILLS. 



COMMISSIONERS. 



Hon. H. a. S. Dearborn, Alvah Kittredge, Esq., 

Francis C. Head, Esq., Henry Codman, Esq., 

George R. Russell, Esq. 



CATALOGUE OF PROPRIETORS OF LOTS. 



Proprietors. 


No.' 


Situation. 


Feet. 


Andrews, Henry R. 


165, 


White Oak Avenue. 




Albert, J. M. 


34, 


do. do. do. 




Adams, Adoniram J. 


11, 


do. do. do. 




Ames, Robert W. 


358, 


Eliot Hills Path. 




Anderson, Rufus 


130, 


Narcissus Path. 




Amory, Elizabeth 


169, 


Violet Path. 




Ayres, John 


282, 


Cherry Avenue. 




Allen, Isaac 


188, 


White Pine Avenue. 


400 


Arnold, Elizabeth 


224, 


White Oak Avenue. 




Andrews, Alonzo 


238, 


Aspen Avenue. 




Austin, Thomas 405 


and 414, 


Aster Path. 




Bacon, Wm., Ro'xbury, 


380, 


Cherry Avenue. 


600 


Barry, Charles 


239, 


Geranium Path. 




Burbank, Alonzo 


243, 


Geranium Path. 


130 


Byron, Joseph 


250, 


Aspen Avenue. 




Bray, Edgar W. 


335, 


White Oak Avenue. 


250 


Bray Charles F. 


334, 


do. do. do. 


250 


Bills, Harriet 


372, 


Tupelo Avenue. 




Bacon, Horace 


381, 


Cherry Avenue. 




Bacall, Thomas 


186, 


White Oak Avenue. 


200 


Bates, Ruth 


24, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




Baker, John 


342, 


White Oak Avenue. 


154 


Blake, Charles 


10, 


do. do. do. 




Brownell, Uriah T. 


13, 


do. do. do. 




Barnes, John 


29, 


do. do. do. 




Bacon, Wm., Boston, 


51, 


Cherry Avenue. 




Beal, Wilder 


45, 


do. do. 




Burckes, Catharine 


47, 


do. do. 




Barton, Jabez W. 


61, 


do. do. 


420 


Buffinton, Jonathan 


318, 


do. do. 




Blake, Jesse 


153, 


Hemlock Avenue. 




Billings, George 


341, 


Hawthorn Path. 




Blake, Samuel P. 


137, 


do. do. 




Brims, Daniel 


140, 


Green Brier Path. 




Barry, William, 


353, 


Jasmine Path. 




Basford, Henry 


83, 


Red Oak Avenue. 




Blanchard, A. R. Mrs. 


161, 


do. do. do. 


330 


Barry, James 


126, 


Narcissus Path, 




Bartlett, Henry 


204, 


Aspen Avenue. 




Blaney, Charles P, 


114, 


Narcissus Path. 


120 



/o 



Proprietors. 
Bradford, Charles F. 
JBlanchard, William 
Bazin, George W. 
Bell, Amory 
Brown, George* 
Brown, Georgef 
Burnham, T. O. H. P. 
Bumstead, John 
Bond, Sewall B. 
Brown, W. H. 
Byram, Robert J. 
Barker, Theodore T. 
Bufford, J. H. 
Curtis, Francis 
Clark, Moses 241 

Clark, Alexander 
Curtis, Nelson 
Cook, Betsy 
Carey, Isaac 
Cowan, Wm. H. 
Copeland, Benj. F. 
Copeland, Charles 
Cunningham, And. 
Copeland, Franklin 
Comins, Linus B. 
Chubbuck, S. E. 
Campbell, Benj. F. 
Cumston, William 
Clarke, John J. 
Clarke, Manlius S. 
Curtis, Nahum 
Cheever, S. G. 
Coffin, Gardner S. 
Carter, Nelson 
Codman, Henry 
Grossman, Nath'l 
Cotiing, Benjamin E. 
Campbell, R. C. 
Crafts, Ebenezer 
Chapin, David 
Chase, 

Crichton, George H. 
Clark, Helen M. Mrs. 
Carter, Caroline W. 
Calrow, John G. 
Dudley, H. A. S. D. 
Dudley, Joseph W. 
Dudley, Sarah W. 
Dorr, Nathaniel 
Dudley, Ebn'r 
Davis, Gilman 
Dove, John 
Dickinson, Jos. F. 



No. 


Situation. 


Feet. 


104, 


Willow Avenue 


360 


106, 


do. do. 




280, 


Eliot Hills Path. 




304, 


White Oak Avenue. 




297, 


Strawberry Path. 
One Lot. 




336, 


Cherry Avenue. 
One Lot. 




174, 


Myrtle Path. 


400 


154, 


Astor Path. 


150 


416, 


Aster Path. 




415, 


Geranium Path. 




406, 


Aster Path. 




35, 


White Oak Avenue. 


400 


and 242, 


do. do. do 


710 


115, 


do. do. do. 




228, 


do. do. do. 




237, 


do. do. do. 




181, 


do. do. do. 


250 


25, 


Cherry Avenue. 




49, 


do. do. 




50, 


do. do. 




134, 


Hawthorn Path. 




138, 


do. do. 




85, 


Red Oak Avenue. 


837 


176, 


do. do. do. 


400 


177, 


Red Oak Avenue. 


400 


356, 


Sweet Brier Path. 




265, 


White Oak Avenue 




264, 


do. do. do. 




2, 


Beimower Path. 


160 


292, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




256, 


Aspen Avenue. 




87, 


Heliotrope Path. 
One Lot. 
One Lot. 
One Lot. 




220, 


Heliotrope 




• 94, 


Clematis Path. 




387, 


Eglantine Path. 




423, 


Aspen Avenue. 




418, 


Geranium Path. 


160 


409, 


Geranium Path. 




407, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 
One Lot. 




22, 


White Oak Avenue. 


380 


21, 


do. do. do. 


380 


23, 


do. do. do. 


380 


33, 


Willow Avenue. 




258, 


do. do. 




160, 


Red Oak Avenue. 


380 


162, 


do. do. do. 




158, 


Holly Path. 





76 



Proprietors. 
Dunbar, C. S. 
Dearborn, H. A. S. 
Dearborn, W. L. 
Daniell, Josiah N. 
Davis, Horatio 
Davis, David P. 
Day, Moses 
Dorr, Joseph 
Drinkwater, Josiah 
Dudley, Eliza 
Davis, Isaac 
Dunbar, David A. 
Davis, Wm. H. 
Dickson, Alexander 
Dumaresq, Philip 
Dumaresq, Philip 
Dudley, Ephraim M. 
Dwight, Edmund 
Dixon, George 
Emerson, John S. 
Eastman, Sally 
Eaton, Wm. G. 
Ellis, Charles 
Ellis, Charles M. 
EUicott, Joseph P. 
Elliot, Charles E. 
Faxon, Oren 
Fowle, Isaac 
Fowler, Edmund M. 
Faunce, Stephen 
Frost, Wm. C. 
Fay, Cyrus H. 
Fearing, Lincoln 
Fisher, Warren 
Floyd, Eliza 
Field, Ozias 
French, Jonathan 
Francis, Ebenezer 
Franks, Dolly G. 
Fobes, Edwin 
Field, Alexander H. 
Farnum, Henry 
Fowle, Joshua B. 
Flint, Thomas 
Frederick, Jabez 
Gregerson, George 
Goodnow, R. D. 
Gay, Aaron R. 
Gay, Samuel S. 
Gay, George Mrs. 
Gwynne, Samuel 
Gay, Rufus M. 
Gorham, James L. 
Griggs, George S. 
Gould, Joseph D. 



No. 


Situation. 


Feet. 


149, 


Violet Path. 




267, 


Sweet Brier Path. 




268, 


do. do. do. 




128, 


Narcissus Path. 




294, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 


912 


271, 


do. do. do. 
One Lot. 
One Lot. 


400 


53, 


Aster Path. 


150 


91, 


White Oak Avenue. 




89, 


Clematis Path. 




145, 


Aspen Avenue. 




212, 






263, 


Amaranth Path. 




286, 


Sweet Brier Path. 




287, 


do. do. do. 




293, 


do. do. do. 




377, 


Walnut Avenue. 


3850 


399, 


Aspen Avenue. 




7, 


White Oak Avenue. 




309, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




291, 


do. do. do. 




306, 


Strawberry Path. 




307, 


do. do. 




392, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




419, 






9, 


White Oak Avenue. 




102, 


do do. do. 




139, 


Hawthorn Path. 




347, 


Green Brier Path. 


360 


257, 


do do. do. 


72 


299, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




316, 


Raspberry Path. 




322, 


Grape Path. 




88, 


Cherry Avenue. 




58, 


Amaranth Path. 




402, 


Cherry Avenue. 
Two Lots. 


700 


121, 


White Oak Avenue. 


150 


56, 


White Pine Avenue. 




244, 


Cherry Avenue. 




421, 


Aspen Avenue. 




412, 


Aster Path. 




424, 


Aster Path. 




332, 


White Oak Avenue. 


250 


5, 


do. do. do. 




18, 


do. do. do. 




288, 


do. do. do. 


. 


289, 


do. do. do. 




417, 


Aster Path. 




119, 


do. do. do. 




343, 


Cowslip Path. 




100, 


Cherry Avenue. 


360 


272, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




57, 


Amaranth Path. 





77 



Proprietors . 


No. 


Situation. 


Greenough, David S. 




One Lot. 


Griggs, William H. 




One Lot. 


Gray, Alfred T. 


191 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 


Gndley, '1 hos. M. 


201 


Willow Avenue. 


Gray, John H. 


217 


Cherry Avenue. 


Gore, Watson, Jr. 


229 


White Pine Avenue. 


Gage, John 


245 


Geranium Path. 


Glines, Nathan H. 


285 


Aspen Avenue. 


Guild, Samuel 


187 


Clematis Path. 


Gardner. Francis 


197 




Gilbert, Lemuel 


390 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 


Hill, David W. 


166 


White Oak Avenue. 


Humphris, Edward, Jr. 


6 


do. do. do. 


Hemmenway, Benj. 


8 


do. do. do. 


Houghton, Joseph 


273 


do. do. do. 


Hersey, Nathan 


15 


do. do. do. 


Hanson, John L. 


16 


do. do. do. 


Haven, Calvin W. 


182 


do. do. do. 


Howes, Elisha 


55 


Cherry Avenue. 


Hewins, Whiting 


44 


do. do. 


Heard, John J. 


132 


Hawthorn Path. 


Hammond, Stephen 


338 


do do. 


Hickling, Charles 


105 


Willow Avenue. 


Hamblen, David 


31 


do. do. 


Hall, Hiram 


30 


Red Oak Avenue. 


Hobart, Mary W. 


167 


do. do. do. 


Hunt, James 


111 


do. do. do. 


Head, Francis C. 


172 


Violet Path. 


Howe, M. A. D'Wolf 


170 


do do. 


Harrington, Eph. 


321 


Grape Path. 


Holland, Thos. R. 


108 


Narcissus Path. 


Hendee, Charles J. 


59 


Cherry Avenue. 


Humphrey, W. A. 


305 


White Pine Avenue. 


Hayes, Joshua 


65 


Willow Avenue. 


Head, Charles Dudley 


171 


Violet Path. 


Holmes, Richard 


226 


Willow Avenue. 


Hunter, William 


253 


Aspen Avenue. 


Hiscock, Sewell 


328 


White Pine Avenue. 


Hazin, Charles 


331 


Elliot Hills Path. 


Haskins, Geo. F. 


363 


Geranium Path. 


Hathorne, J. H. 


364 


Amaranth Path. 


Heath, Margarett 


379 


Geranium Path. 


Huckins, James H. W. 


395 


Rosemary Path. 


Hutchinson, Andrew B. 


396 




Jones, John B. 


39 


Hawthorn Path. 


Jordan, John T. 


96 


do. do. 


Joyce, George 


274 


Clematis Path. 


Jackson, Samuel and Daniel 


40 


Red Oak Avenue. 


Jenney, Nelson 


211 


Aspen Avenue. 


Kingsbury, Wm. B. 


76 


White Pine Avenue. 


Keyes, Lucy S. 


74 


do. do. do. 


Kittredge, Alvah 156 and 157 


Holly Path. 


Kittredge, John D. 


344 


Cowslip Path. 


Keltell, John B. 


205 


White Pine Avenue. 


Kettell, John 


206 


do. do. do. 



Feet 
400 

440 
460 

250 

417 
460 

360 
500 



480 
250 



180 



520 



78 



Proprietors. 


No. 


Situation 


Feet. 


Kinsley, N. P. 


301, 


White Oak Avenue. 




Kuhn, Christian 


67, 


Aspen Avenue. 




Krogman, S. B. 


130, 


White Pine Avenue. 




Keith, William 


183, 


Hemlock Avenue. 




Kramer, Matthias 


232, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




Kennedy, Thomas J. W. 


410, 


Geranium Path. 


150 


Kidder, H. P. 


251, 


Cherry Avenue. 




Lewis, Samuel S. 


60, 


do. do. 


660 


Lewis, Elijah 


320, 


do. do. 




Loring, William M. 


54, 


White Pine Avenue. 




Langley, Samuel 


346, 


Green Brier Path. 


360 


Litchfield, Simeon 


354 


do. do. do. 




Lawler, William 


103, 


White Oak Avenue. 




Lee W. Raymond 


168, 


Violet Path. 




Low, Francis 


92, 


Amaranth Path. 




Low, John J. 


93, 


do. do. 




Lovell, Josiah G. 


214, 


Aspen Avenue. 




Lovering, Nathaniel P. 


252, 


White Oak Avenue. 


400 


Lothrop Ansel 


184, 


do. do. do. 


350 


Leman, John 


361, 


do. do. do. 




Littlefield, Samuel S. 


394, 


do. do. do. 




Leavens S. Davis, Heirs of 


391, 


Narcissus Path. 


102 


Lee, Nancy 


411, 


Rosemary Path. 




Lodge, Giles H. 


404, 


Cherry Avenue. 


700 


Mayo, John M. 


355, 


White Oak Avenue. 


380 


Mayo, Amy 


17, 


do. do. do. 




Munroe, James 


37, 


Amaranth Path. 


200 


Morgan, Abigail 


142, 


Hawthorn do. 




Miller, George 


208, 


Willow Avenue. 


250 


Miller, David 


207, 


do. do. 


250 


Macomber, Ichabod 


42, 


Cherry Avenue. 


513 


Manning, Charles 


112, 


Red Oak Avenue. 


600 


March, Andrew S. 


348, 


Holly Path. 


480 


Mann, N. P. 


150, 


Violet Path. 




Mayhew, Nathaniel 


290, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




McKay, William P. 


164, 


Magnolia Avenue. 




Minot, William, Jr. 


266, 


Chrysanthemum Path. 


400 


Marsh, John 




One Lot. 




Miller, Joseph 




One Lot. 




Mathes, Albert R. 


180, 






May bin, D. Crawford 


230, 


White Pine Avenue. 




May, Benjamin 


329, 


Amaranth Path. 




Mason, Ezekiel F. 


420, 


Cherry Avenue. 




Nute, Enoch 


32, 


Willow Avenue. 




Nichols, William S. 


198, 


Rosemary Path. 




Nichols, Lawrence 


333, 


Clematis Path. 




Newell, James M. 


362, 


Rosemary Path. 




Nunn, Charles 


365, 


White Oak Avenue. 


250 


Newcomb, James 


384, 


Hemlock Avenue. 




Newman, Robert 


398, 


Cherry Avenue. 




O'Brien, Mehitable 


359, 


Green Brier Path. 


135 


Odin, George 


90, 


Narcissus Path. 




Otis, Theodore 




One Lot. 




Osgood, Mary 


247, 


Sweet Brier Path. 


100 


Osgood, Samuel 


393, 


Azalea Path. 





79 



Proprietors. 

Prescott, Edward, 
Patten, Asa 
Pollard, George 
Plummer, John L. 
Parker, Caleb 
Pollard, Abner W. 
Parmelee, Asaph 
Pitman, John H. 
Putnam, John 
Pratt, Jerahmeel C. 
Parker, Abraham S. 
Pierce, Horace W. 
Pollock, George 
Pike, E. W. 
Pierce, Bradford K. 
Pierce, Charles H. 
Palmer, William H. 
Pear, Edward 
Parkinson, John 
Penniman, Ed. L. 
Pettes, Henry 
Pettes, George W. 
Pearce, Nelson 
Pratt, Henry 
Pratt, Joseph 
Perry, Ruius A. 
Parker, Moses 
Packer, George 
Payson, Samuel 
Paige, Charles E. 
Pearce, William 
Peters, Edward D. 
Plympton, Jeremiah 
Pearson, George W. 
Rice, William 
Rogers, John 
Reynolds, GrindaJl 
Russell, George R. 
Rogers, S. G., Jr. 
Reynolds, Wm. J. 
Rand, Eldred 
Russell, True 
Rumrill, William 
Rea, Archelaus 
Rand, Abraham W. 
Ryerson, Eben 
Robinson, J. P. 
Richards, Isaiah D. 
Robbins, Shepard 
Rogers, Henry, Jr. 
Rumrill, Nancy 
Sargent, L. M., Jr. 
Sawyer, Benjamin F 
Scates, Dodavah 
Snow, A. B. 



276 



No. 


Situation. 


Feet. 


388, 


Eglantine Path. 




82, 


White Pine Avenue. 




340, 


Hawthorn Path. 




38, 


Green Brier Path. 




143, 


Eliot Hills Path. 


540 


279, 


do. do. do. 


233 


26, 


Willow Avenue. 


200 


113, 


Red Oak Avenue. 




84, 


do. do. do. 




178, 


Tupelo Avenue. 




179, 


do. do. 




270, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




278, 


Heliotrope Path. 


233 


95, 


Hemlock Avenue. 


600 


79, 


While Pine Avenue. 




80, 


do. do. do. 
One Lot. 




185, 


White Oak Avenue. 




303, 


Lilly Path. 




221, 


White Pine Avenue. 




351, 


White Oak Avenue. 




349, 


do. do. do. 




86, 


do. do. do. 




19, 


do. do. do. 




240, 


do. do. do. 




123, 


do. do. do. 




3, 


do. do. do. 


202 


222, 


Cherry Avenue. 




235, 


Heliotrope Path. 




237, 


White Oak Avenue, 




213, 


Aspen Avenue. 




370, 


Pitch Pine Avenue. 


2000 


374, 


Rosemary Path. 




382, 


White Pine Avenue. 




345, 


Amaranth Path. 




136, 


Hawthorn Path. 




3.50, 


do. do. 




151, 


Sweet Brier Path. 


600 


300, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




and 277, 


Cowslip Path. 




28, 


White Oak Avenue. 




283, 


Mt. Warren do. 




371, 






223, 


Cowslip Path. 




281, 


Heliotrope Path. 




248. 


do do. 




295 


Linden Avenue. 


100 


314, 


Aspen Avenue. 




385, 


Eglantine Path. 




397, 


Cherry Avenue. 




371, 


Rosemary Path. 




408, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




1, 


Bellfiower Path. 


200 


175, 


Myrtle Path. 


400 


101, 


White Oak Avenue. 


.500 



80 



Proprietors. 

Sears, Paul, Jr. 

Sweat, Thacher 

Simpson, David 

Seaver, John C. 

Seaver, Wm. D. 

Spear, Susannah R. 

Sleeper, John S. 

Slade, Robert 

Sumner, Austin 

Steam Co., B. & N. A. 

Royal Mail. 
Shattuck, Samuel 
Smith, Melancthon 
Sweat, Samuel W. 
Sanborn, Chris. B. 
Seaver, William 
Seaver, Robert 
Seaver, Joseph 
Seaver, Joshua 
Seaver, Nathaniel 
Seaverns, Joel 
Scott, Elbridge G. 
Sigourney, Danial A, 
Sawyer, Alpha 
Sherman, Amory F. 
Smith, George W. 
Scott, George 
Simmons, Thomas 
Simmons, David A. 
Simmons, George A. 
Sturgis Russell 
Sewall, Benjamin 
Sewall, Moses 
Stone, Baman 
Steele, Jonathan D. 
Steele, E. F. 
Sears, Joseph H. 
Shales, Edward 
Schmidt, Henry 
Smith, Daniel D. 
Shaw, Joseph P. 
Smith, Daniel C. 
Shelton, Stephen 
Severance, E. H. 
Sands, Edward 
Tilden, Thomas 
Trowbridge, Alph. 
Thompson, A. C. 
Taft, Read 
Taft, Charles M. 
Tucker, Joseph W. 
Tucker, Noah M. 
Torrey, Joseph G. 
Tappan, Amelia C. 
Thomas, Charles A. 



No. 


Situation. 


Feet. 


4, 


White Oak Aveuue. 




14, 


do. do. do. 




20, 


do. do. do. 




259, 


do. do. do. 




260, 


do. do. do. 




41, 


Cherry Avenue. 




46, 


do. do. 


489 


48, 


do. do. 




52, 


do. do. 




66, 


do. do. 




62, 


do. do. 




98, 


do. do. 


360 


99, 


do. do. 


360 


36, 


Hemlock Avenue. 




73, 


White Pine Avenue. 




68, 


do. do. do. 




72, 


do. do. do. 




69, 


do. do. do. 




70, 


do. do. do. 




VI, 


do. do. do. 


600 


81, 


do. do. do. 




125, 


Moss Path. 




339, 


Hawthorn Path. 




173, 


Red Oak Avenue. 




209, 


Aspen Avenue. 




298, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




323, 


Grape Path. 


480 


324, 


do. do. 


480 


325, 


do. do. 


480 


233, 


Magnolia Avenue. 
One Lot. 
One Lot. 




234, 


Cherry Avenue. 
One Lot. 




146, 


Hawthorn Path. 


150 


231, 


Rosemary Path. 


150 


236, 


Aspen Avenue. 




246, 


Cherry Avenue. 




357, 


Hemlock Avenue. 




378, 


Geranium Path. 




383, 


Hemlock Avenue. 


365 


386, 


Eglantine Path. 




389, 


Rosemary Path. 




422, 


Willow Avenue. 




12, 


White Oak Avenue. 




133, 


Hawthorn Path. 




159, 


Holly Path. 




147, 


Violet do. 


164, 


148, 


do. do. 




117, 


Narcissus Path. 




131, 


do. do. 




296, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 




109, 


Mt. Warren Avenue. 


195 


284, 


do. do. do. 





Proprietors. No. 

Turner, Henry 254, 

Train, Samuel F. 202, 

Thwing, Supply C. 203, 
Townsend, John P. 

Tupper, E. E. 375, 

Tileston, Nath'l W. 376, 

Towle, 254, 

Vila, James 124, 

Vose, Elijah 190, 

Veazie, J. T. 255, 

Williams, Horace 43, 

Weld, Nancy 319, 

Wentworth, P. H- 75, 

Weld, John D. 262, 

Weld, Daniel 261. 

Williams, Isaac F. 107, 

Wadsvvorth, Samuel 135, 

White, Isaac D. 141, 

Whitmore, G. D. 144, 

White, Hemon L. 269, 

Wyman, Asa 116, 

Wrightington, B. T. 129, 

Ware, Leonard 127, 

Whitmore, Creighton 118, 

Webber, John 326, 

Webber, John, Jr. 199, 

Webber, Moses H. 200, 

Weld, Benjamin 163, 

Wellman, Wm. A. 155, 

Williams, Neh. D. 312, 

Williams, Stedman 311, 
Williams, Jos. Col. (heirs of) 310, 

Whiting, William 308, 

Williams, Thomas 327, 

Williams, Stephen 317, 

Williams, John 313, 

Wiswall, Samuel S. 192, 

Williams, James 275, 

Wise, John 27, 

Waters, Ebenezer 122, 

Wilbar, Francis 97, 

Whipple, James 110, 

Wood, Alexander 215, 

Williams, Aaron D. 77, 

Williams, A. D. Jr. 78, 

Willis, Hamilton 63, 

Windship, Chas. M. 64 

Williams, David W. 400, 

Williams, George F. 403, 

Williams, Dudley 367, 
Williams, Tillson 
Wain Wright, Peter 
Wyman, Edward 

Wiley, Thomas 218, 
11 



Situation . 

Aspen Avenue, 
do. do. 
do. do. 
One Lot. 
Clematis Path. 
Geranium Path. 
Cherry Avenue. 
White Oak Avenue. 
White Pine Avenue. 
Aspen Avenue. 
Cherry Avenue. 

do. do. 
White Pine Avenue. 
Amaranth Path. 

do. do. 

do. do. 

Hawthorn Path. 

do. do. 

Eliot Hills Path. 

do. do. do. 
Narcissus Path. 

do. do. 

do. do. 

do. do. 
Willow Avenue. 

do. do. 

do. do. 

Holly Path. 

do. do. 
Mt. Warren Avenue, 
do- do. do. 
do. do. do. 
do. do. do. 
Raspberry Path, 
do. do. 

do. do. 

Yew Avenue. 
Clematis Path. 
Heliotrope Path. 
White Oak Avenue. 

do. do. do. 

do. do. do. 
Aspen Avenue. 
White Pine Avenue. 

do. do. do. 
Cherry Avenue. 

do. do. 

do. do. 

do. do. 
Raspberry Path. 

One Lot. 

One Lot. 

One Lot. 
White Oak Avenue. 



Feet. 

200 



180 
150 



345 
645 



400 



150 



360 



360 



500 



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Proprietors. 

Wells, Edward ' 

Webster, Albert 
Wiffht, Sylvanus 
Wentworth, E. M. M. 
Williams, Jonathan T. 
Weld, Sarah 
Walker, Catharine R. 
Whitwell, William 
Williams, Henry H. 
Weld, James 
Weld, James 
Waterman, Isaac 
Williams, David W. 
Williams, George F. 
Williams, John D. W. 
Young, Calvin 



No. 


Situation. 


Feet. 


219, 


Heliotrope Path. 




225, 


Grape Path. 




249, 


Bellflower Path. 


200 


302, 


Hemlock Avenue. 


460 


330, 


Raspberry Path. 




360, 


Aster Path. 




189, 


Cherry Avenue. 


200 


152, 


do. do. 




366, 


Raspberry Path. 


360 


368, 


Hemlock Avenue. 


450 


369, 


do. do. 


450 


227, 


Rosemary Path. 




400, 


Cherry Avenue. 


700 


407, 


do. do. 


700 


401, 


do. do. 


700 


352, 


Jasmine Path. 





REPORT 



CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



February 1st, 1851. 
To the City Council of the City of Roxbury. 
Gentlemen : 

Agreeable to the requirements of Section 5th of the Ordi- 
nance regulating the Fire Department, T respectfully present 
the annexed Report of the condition of the Engine Houses, 
Engines, and Apparatus belonging to the City ; the num- 
ber of Reservoirs and Hydrants, with their location and 
condition ; also the number of Fires and alarms within the 
City from February 1st, 1850, to February 1st, 1851, with 
the amount of loss and insurance. 

The Engine Houses, Engines, and Apparatus generally 
are in good condition. The Department consists of 7 
Engineers and 152 Firemen. There are 8 Engines, 9 Hose 
Carriages, 208 feet of Suction, 4300 feet of Leading Hose, 1 
Hook and Ladder Carriage, carrying 4 Fire Hooks and 
9 Ladders ; 31 Reservoirs and 9 Hydrants, in good con- 
dition. 

The Department has been called out during the past 
year from Fires 30 times, false alarms 6 times, buring 
chimneys 3 times, alarms originating out of the City, 16 
times; total number of times called out 55. The loss 
by fire amounts to i|26,725 ; the insurance on the same 
to $14,355. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. S. PARKER, 
Chief Engineer. 



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Gallons of 

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contained. 



Condition. 



Eliot square, 

Warren, near Washington street, 

Corner of Washington and Eustis streets,. . , 

Dudley street, fills from Brook, 

Short street, 

Chestnut street. Mount Pleasant, 

Near Webber's Ropewalk, 

Cedar street, 

Sidewalk, opposite No. 2 Engine House,. . . 
Centre, near Perkins street, Jamaica Plain, 
Centre, near Green street, Jamaica Plain,.. 
Washington, near Ruggles street,. 



13 Vernon street, near Auburn street, 

14 Dudley, corner of Kenilworth street,. . . 

15 Dudley, near Warren street, 

16 Dudley, near Greenville street, 

17 Eaton, corner of Yeoman street, 

18 Centre street, opposite Dr. Stewart's,... 

19 Porter street, 

20! Elm street. Mount Pleasant 

2lj Walnut, corner of Walnut street, 

22 Pearl street, 

23jCentre street, Jamaica Plain, 

24'Spring street. West Roxbury, 

25 Well, opposite No. 4 Engine House,. . . 

26 Well, corner East and Davis streets,. . . 

27 Well, Corner Davis and Eustis streets,. 

28 Well, Eliot street, Jamaica Plain, 

29 Well, Eliot street, Jamaica Plain, 

30 Well, Burroughs street, Jamaica Plain, . 

31 Well, Burroughs street, Jamaica Plain, , 



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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 
18,000 
18,000 
18,600 
18,000 
18,000 
18,000 
18,000 
18,000 



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Good. 



HYDRANTS, 

FROM MOUNT WARREN AND COCHITUATE PIPES. 



No. 



Location. 



Condition. 



1 St. James street, supply from Reservoir on Mount Warren, 

2 Alpine street, " " " 

SJNear Alpine street, " " " 

4 Near St. James street, " '* " 

5 Dale street, " " " 

6 Tremont street, Franklin Place, supplied from Cochituate Pipes,. 

7 Tremont street, opposite Carpet Factory, " " . . 

8 Washington, corner of Phillips street, _ " " .. 
9lWashington street, opposite Hon. Isaac. Davis', " " . . 



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