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CITY TREASURER'S ^'^i^Si 



ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, &c. 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN, 



FOR THE 



;j; l^mnnrifil ^f ear niMng ^Fhrniiitj 28, 1806. ;cf 



TO&ETHER WITK THE 



S ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER. 



PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 




CHARLESTOWN: 
PRINTED BY CALEB RAND, 48 MAIN STREET. 

[ 185 5. 




CITY TREASURER'S 



ANNUAL REPORT 



RECEIPTS, EXPENDITURES, &c. 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN, 



FOR THE 



jFinnnrial "l^ear rniimg /ekunxi} 28, 18S5, 



TOGETHER WITH THE 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER. 



PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE CITT COUNCIL. 




CHARLESTOWN: 
PRINTED BY CALEB RAND, 48 MAIN STREET. 

185 5. 

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CITY OF CHAELESTOWN. 



In Board of the Mayor and Aldermen, ? 
Feb. I9th, 1855. S 

Ordered, — That the Joint Standing Committee on Fi- 
nance be authorized to audit the accounts of the present 
Treasurer and Collector of Taxes, and to transfer all Funds, 
Books and Papers in his possession to the Treasurer and 
Collector of Taxes elect, at the close of the present Finan- 
cial year. 

Passed, and sent down for concurrence. 

CHARLES POOLE, City Clerk. 



In Common Council, February 19, 1855. Concurred. 

G. V. HALL, Clerk. 



ANNUAL EEPOPvT OF CITY TREASURER. 



In Common Council, March 12, 1855. Referred to the 
Joint Standing Committee on Finance, and sent up for con- 
currence. 

G. V. HALL, Clerk. 



, In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, March 15, 1855. Con- 
curred. 

CHARLES POOLE, City Clerk. 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWK. 



March 12th, 1855. 
The Joint Standing Committee on Finance, who, by an 
order passed by the City Council February 19th, 1855, 
were authorized to audit the accounts of Amos Stone, late 
City Treasurer and Collector, and to transfer to George H. 
Jacobs, his successor, all the property, books and papers ap- 
pertaining to the City Treasury, have examined the accounts 
of said Stone, and find a balance in his hands of Seven- 
Thousand and Thirty-three 58-100 dollars in cash, and the 
following notes : 

No. 1. Wm. Sawyer's, dated Jan. 1, 1851, seven months, for $614.75 

" 2. Mather E. Hawes, dated April 20, 1853, three years, for 900.00 

" 3. George Cutler, Treasui-er of Bethesda Baptist Society, 

dated June 29, 1853, three years, for 3.000.00 

" 4. Edward Pratt, dated April 17, 1854, five years, for 1.123.20 

" 5. John Gary, dated June 1st, 1854, ten, years, for 11.919.75 

" 6. John Gary, " « " five years, for 11.919.75 

Notes amounting to $29,477.45 

All of which, with the books, papers and property belong- 
ing to the Treasury, he has passed over to said Jacobs, who 
has given his receipt for the same. 

For the Committee, 

TIMOTHY T. SAWYER, Chairman. 



City of Cliarlestown in Account 

For the Financial Year 

1§55. To Cash paid as follows, viz : 

For Reduction of City Debt, - - - $5,000 00 

" Temporary Loans in anticipation of Tax, 30,500 00 

" Interest on Loans, ----- 11,426 25 

« County Tax for 1854, - - - - 8,578 96 

« State Tax for 1854, 4,392 00 

" Militia Bounty for 1854, - - - 1,29150 
" Unpaid Accounts audited prior to 

March 1, 1854, 1,903 01 

" Salaries of City Officers, - - - 5,866 67 

" Support of Schools, - - - - 30,300 75 

" Support of Paupers, - - - - 5,307 73 

" Repairs of Streets, 10,802 12 

" Paving and Setting Edge Stone,- 5,405 81 

" Laying out Sti-eets, 3,220 87 

■ — 19,428 80 

" Fire Department, 6,169 17 

« Watch and Police, 5,499 70 

« Oil, Fuel and Lighting Streets, - 6,057 68 

" Gas Fixtures and Lamps, - - - 500 00 

" Sewers and Drains, - - - - 3,859 44 

" Health DepBrtment, - - - - 471 48 

" Contingencies, 5,79214 

Cash on hand March 1, 1855, 7,033 58 

$159,378 86 



Current with Amos Stone, City Tresurer, CH, 

ending with February 28, 1855. 

1§55. By Cash Received, as follows, viz : 

Cash on hand March 1, 1854, - - - - $8,439 12 

From Temporary Loans in anticipation of 

Taxes, 30,500 00 

" Commonwealth for support of State 

Paupers for 1854, 1,206 37 

" Commonwealth for Militia Bounty, 

for 1854, 1,268 50 

" Commonwealth for Rent of Armo- 
ries for 1854, 180 82 

" Commonwealth for School Fund, 

for 1854, 82920 

3,484 89 

« Sales of Land, 5,220 00 

" Rent of City Property, - - - - 2,216 54 

" Assessments for Common Sewers, 2,133 23 

« Interest, 608 58 

" Solomon H. Dodge, for Earth, - - 1,000 00 

" Revere Copper Co., for Iron Pipe, 128 00 

" Charlestown Gas Co., for repairing 

Pavements, ------- 10621 

" Sale of Insane House, 38125 

" City Clerk, for Fees, -----« 30348 

" Superintendent of Burial, Fees,- - 173 00 

" Superintendent of Streets, - - - 50 17 

" Chief Engineer, 27 60 

« Taxes, 99,946 82 

« Cost on Taxes, 112 18 

Unpaid Accounts, audited and charged 
to the appropriations respectively, 
but not paid, 4,547 79 

$159,37886 

Balance, $7,03358 

AMOS STONE, City Treasurer. 

Charlestown, March 1, 1854. 



RECEIPTS 



FOR THE 

FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING FEB. 28, 1855. 



Cash on hand March 1, 1854, : -'' $8,439 12 

From Temporary Loans in anticipation of 

Taxes, 30,500 00 

" Commonwealth Militia Bounty for 

1853, 1,268 50 

" do. for Rent of Armories, for 1853, 180 82 

" do. for support of State Paupers, 

for 1853, 1,206 37 

" do. for School Fund, for 1853, 829 20 

3,484 SO 



Sundry persons Assessments for Drains, 2,133 23 

John Parsons for Rent of Town Wharf, 500 00 

Smith & Hopkins, do. City Wharf, 350 00 

Paul C. Davis, do. House, 275 04 

James Brown, do. Store, 200 00 

Samuel T. Tapley, do. do. 200 00 

Samuel Palmer, do. do. 100 00 

Jasper Stone, do. do. 150 00 

AbramChamberlin,do. City Hall, 285 00 



do. Sup't, of Burials, Fees, 173 00 

do. for lighting City Hall, 156 50 



2,060 04 



329 50 



Charles Poole, City Clerk, fees for 

Recording, &c., 303 4S 



Amount carried forward, S47.250 26 



RECEIPTS. y 

Amount brought over, f 4' ,250 62 

From Geo. B. Parks, for Old Building, 205 00 

VV. B. Thomas, for Bricks, 100 00 

James Tuttle, for do. 40 25 

Joseph S. Hart, for Stone, 36 00 



Amss Brown, for Land on Mystic St., 1,480 46 

D. D. Taylor, for do. do. 1,480 45 

Isaac C. Gushing, do. Elm Street, 488 25 

Oilman &Goodrich,do. Mystic" 670 84 
Wm. Dehon, Building and Land on 

Richmond Street, 1,100 00 



" Sundry persons for Interest, viz : 

Of Isaac E. Pearson, 54 00 

Amos JBrown, 29 61 

D. D. Taylor, 56 47 

S. Kidder & Co., 2 10 

Gilman «Si Goodridge, 12 30 

Isaac C. Gushing, 21 97 

Edward Pratt, 33 70 

Bethesda Baptist Society, 180 00 

From Taxes, 218 43 



Of Solomon H. Dodge, for earth, 1,000 00 

" Revere gopper Co., for Iron Pipe, 128 00 

" Charlestown Gas Co., Repairs of Paving, 106 21 
" Supt. of Streets, for Manure and Materials, 50 17 
" S. P. Kelly, G. Engineer, for Old Materials, 27 60 

For Taxes, 99,946 82 

" Gost on Taxes, 112 18 



38125 



5,220 00 



608 58 



101,370 98 



Unpaid Aeceunts, audited and charged to the 

appropriations respectively, 4,547 79 

$159,378 86 



EXPENDITURES 



FOR THE 



FINANCIAL YEAE ENDING FEB. 28, 1855. 



SAI^AKSES OF CITY ©FFICEKS. 

James Adams, Mayor, 800 00 
Amos Stone, Treasurer and Collector, 1,166 67 

Charles Poole, City Clerk, 900 00 
Gustavus V. Hall, Clerk to Common Council, 150 00 

r City Marshall, 400 ) 

Abram Chamberlin,4 Health Officer.lOO V 600 00 

[ Sp'tof Burials,! 00 j 

Henry Conn, Superintendent of Streets, 116 67 

Henry A. Rice, do. do. 583 33 

Abijah Blanchard, Messenger, 350 00 

Stephen P. Kelley, Chief Engineer, 200 00 

James M. Gardner, Assistant Engineer, 50 00 

J. A. D. Worcester, do. do. 50 00 

John Howard, do. do. 50 00 

Nahum Chapin, do. do. 50 00 

Thomas Greenleaf, \ 

Benjamin Phipps, > Assessors, 800 09 

Edward Thorndike, j 5,866 67 

Amount Appropriated, 5,700 00 

Transferred from Fire Department, 166 67 



Amount expended, $5,866 67 



Amount carried forward, $5,866 67 



EXPENDITURES. 11 

Amount brought forward, $5,866 67 



SUPPORT OF SCHOOLS. 



A. M. Gay, 


Salary, 


$1,400 00 


Charles F. McDonald, 


do. 


233 33 


McLaurin F, Cook, 


do. 


1,000 00 


Wm H, Saunders, 


do. 


1,000 00 


George Swan, 


do. 


1,000 00 


Joseph T. Swan, 


do. 


1,000 00 


B. F. S. Griffin, 


do. 


1,000 00 


Samuel S. Willson, 


do. 


1,000 00 


C. S. Cartee, 


do. 


1,000 00 


Joseph B. Morse, 


do. 


1,000 00 


Philinda G. Bates, 


do. 


500 00 


Annie N. Lund, 


do. 


275 00 


Harriet M. Smith, 


do. 


237 50 


Caroline Phipps, 


do. 


250 00 


Sarah J. Knight, 


do. 


137 50 


Martha A. Bigelow, 


do. 


262 50 


Mary J. Chandler, 


do. 


160 42 


Margaret Veazie, 


do. 


250 00 


Maria Brown, 


do. 


250 00 


Sarah M. Chandler, 


do. 


137 50 


Mary R. May hew, 


do. 


250 00 


Anne E. Chandler, 


do. 


250 00 


Sophia W. Page, 


do. 


275 00 


Rebecca S. Richardson, do. 


250 00 


Anna Delano, 


do. . 


250 00 


Julia A. Bridges, 


do. 


275 00 


Anna M. Gregory, 


do. 


125 00 


Ellen A. Richardson, 


do. 


250 00 


Anna O. Rollins, 


do. 


137 50 


Sarah J. Stockman, 


do. 


250 00 


Sarah F. Kittredge, 


do. 


125 00 


Elizabeth Swords, 


do. 
forward, 


275 00 


Amount carried 


$14,806 25 



5,866 67 



12 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, ^14,806 25 $5,86(5 67 

Caroline Crozier, Salary. 250 00 

Hannah E. Knight, do. 250 00 

Mary J. Brown, do. 250 00 

Malvina B. Skilton, do. 250 00 

Hannah H, Sampson, do. 250 00 

Charlotte M. Moore, do. 262 50 

Charlotte Poole, do. 187 50 

Mary L. Everett, do. , 125 00 

Susan L. Sawyer, do. 250 00 

Julia M. Ranstead, do. " 250 00 

Martha S. Lathrop, do. . 250 00 

Frances E. Smith, do. . ,. 250 00 

Joanna S. Putnam, do. 250 00 

Elizabeth A. Lord, do. 52 08 

Pauline B. Neale, do. 255 21 

Catharine W.Trowbridge,do. 250 00 

Sarah E. Smith, do. 250 00 

Jane E. Rugg, do. 250 00 

Abby E. Hinckley, do. ^ ^' 250 00 

Elizabeth H. Rodenburgh,do. 250 00 

Ellenora Butts, do. 250 00 

Louisa W. Huntress, do, , 250 00 

Elizabeth C. Hunting, do. ' 250 00 

Mary F. Wyman, do. 250 00 

Frances M. Lane, do. 250 00 

Mary A. Osgood, do. . !- 260 41 

Henrietta M. Sanborn, do. .i 250 00 

Helen G. Turner, do. 154 17 

Louisa A. Pratt, do. 250 00 

Mary M. Decoster, do. 250 00 

Mary J. Underwood, do. 250 00 

AnnNowell, do. 217 71 

Susan T. Crosswell, do. 250 00 

Phebe A. Knight, do. 125 50 

Mary Alden, do. 125 00 

Ann Weston, do. 126 04 



Amount carried forward, $22,946 87 §5,866 67 



EXPENDITURES. 13 

i5,866 67 



Amount brought forward, 




$22,946 87 


Sarah E. Archer, 




do. 




114 58 


Ellen Hichborn, 




do. 




125 00 


Frances Hichborn, 




do. 




125 00 


Josephine E. Miskelly, 


do. 




41 67 


Elizabeth Deblois, 




do. 




62 50 


Charles E. Stetson, 


}0l 


do. 
Contingencies. 


495 83 


Schi 




Amos Brown, Repairs, 






$62 52 


S. 6z, E. Knight, Wood and Labor, 




5 87 


Ide &, Button, Maps, 








6 75 


Isaac Lathrop, Ringing Bell, 




100 


Rebecca Rowe, Labor, 






4 50 


Daniel Conant, jr. Sw^ 


eeping, making 


Fires, 


&c., 181 25 


John Shedd, 


do. 




do. 


130 CO 


George W. Gage, 


do. 




do. 


85 00 


Abel Winship, 


do. 




do. 


89 87 


Ann Kerr, 


do. 




do. 


33 00 


Mary Gartland, 


do. 




do. 


109 00 


Ann Taylor, 


do. 




do. 


8100 


Margaret Frye, 


do. 




do. 


32 50 


Catharine McMahan, 


, do. 




do. 


54 00 


Ellen Murphy, 


do. 




do. 


49 00 


Ellen Conway, 


do. 




do. 


28 50 


Ellen Rooney, 


do. 




do. 


17 00 


Margaret Handley, 


do. 




do. 


8 50 


Jane Roach, 


do. 




do. 


5 50 


H. H. Abbott, 


do, 




do. 


15 00 



H.V.V. Blanchard, Painting and Setting Glass, 188 95 
Henry M. Osgood, Sweeping and making Fires, 7 50 
Elias Crafts, Teaming, 5 50 

Nathaniel Shattuck, Repairs, 600 96 

Robert Todd, Fuel, 653 43 

R. S. Chaffee & Co., Charcoal, 86 70 

William Rooney, Labor, 40 31 

James Tuttle, do, 1 50 



23,91145 



Amount carried forward, $2,584 61 $29,778 12 



14 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $2,584 61 $29,778 12 

Samuel T. Tapley, Stoves and Repairs, 563 05 

Caleb Rand, Printing, 50 25 

DeCosta & Williams, Printing, 13 50 

John Wilson & Son, do. 16 00 

I. F. Martin, Teaming, 12 24 

Abijah Blanchard, Salary, &c., 215 25 

A. M, Gay, Disbursements, 5 59 
Rebecca Nichols, Sweeping and making Fires, 67 00 
Weston & Mason, Painting, 19 20 
H. G. Waldron, do. 341 92 
Moses Seavy, do. ,, 72 70 
Philander Ames, Settees, 18 00 
Charles Fletcher, Services, 21 00 
George S. Adams, Repairs, 17 90 
James Tuttle, do. 26 54 
Charles P. Brooks, do. 23 00 
Titus & Co., do. 48 01 
Daniel Titus, do. ' 12 00 
J. A. D. Worcester, Paper, 24 32 
James Emery, Repairs, 24 50 

B. M. Nevers, Coal, 747 39 
Overseers of Poor, Coal, 80 00 
Harvard Church Society, Rent, 70 00 
H. & S. P. Hill, Brooms, &c., 17 16 
Crocker & Brewster, Books, 5 00 
Brewer, Stevens &i. Cushing, Chemicals, 5 67 
Ballard & Prince, Carpet, 22 11 
William Arnold, Cotton, 2 59 
Jacob Sampson, Labor, 176 00 
Charles C. Smith, Repairs, 4 00 
Mary Brinnin, Labor, 9 00 
Elizabeth Thayer, Sweeping and making Fires, 32 50 
Perley Clark, do. do. 25 CO 
Mary Riley, do. do. 8 50 
Bridget Caligan, do. do. 7 50 
Foster, Pierce & Co., Chairs and Settees, 14 10 



Amount brought forward, $5,403 10 $29,778 12 



EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $5,403 10 

Jasper Stone, Clock, &c,, 7 00 

Jacob Caswell, Repairs Pumps, 12 00 

Isaac W. Blanchard, Services, 50 00 

B. W. Duncklee & Co., Stoves, &c., 286 08 

Joseph L. Ross, Chairs, &c,, 27 00 

Fosdick, Carter & Co., Chairs, &c,, 14 75 

George W. Little, Crockery Ware, 10 82 

Elbridge Gerry, Labor, 1 75 

W. C.Woodbury, do. 5 00 

R. B, Edes, jr.. Hardware, 45 52 

McKim & Cutter, Stationery and Books, 330 07 

Charles H. Wing, Repairs, 22 09 

William W. Wheildon, Printing, 105 50 
Nathan Tarbox, Sweeping and making Fires, 55 00 

Charles B. Rogers, Ink Stands, 7 37 

Nathaniel Johnson, Labor, 2 25 

Abel Stowell, Repairs of Clocks, &c., 4 00 



15 

778 12 



Amount Appropriated, ^27,700 00 

TransPd from Unapprop'd Funds, 2,600 75 



Amount Expended, 



$30,300 75 



16,389 30 



SUPPORT OF POOR. 



H. «&, S. P. Hill, Groceries and Flour, $909 14 

Mullett &> Bradbury, Groceries and Provisions, 324 96 
Bradley and Willis, Groceries, 20 79 

Johnson and Richardson, do. do. 100 91 

Hurd, Hutchins & Co., Groceries, 12 42 

Charlestown and Somerville Traders Asssocia- 

tion. Groceries and Provisions, 156 25 

Hutchins, Brown & Co., Groceries, 54 45 



Amount carried forward, 



$1,626 92 §36,167 42 



16 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
Charles A. Barker, Groceries, 
John A. Sanborn, do. 
Corey & Goodwin, do. 

F. O. Reed & Co., do. 

G. B. Albee, do. 
Robert Wason, Provisions, 
Samuel Palmer, do. ' 
Nahum Chapin, do. 

A. H. Heath & Co., Dry Goods, 

William Arnold, do. 

John Skilton, do. 

William Fosdick, do. 

Nathan Tufts, jr.. Meal, 

John S. Edgerly, Meal and Groceries, 

Newhall Martin & Co., Shoes, 

Benjamin Abrams, Fish, 

Charles Perry, Burials, 

John Bryant, jr., Burials, 

Ethan N. Coburn, do. 

Caleb Symmes, do. 

Patrick Denvir, do. 

Noyes & Call, Potatoes, 

E. A. Birchard, Provisions, 

James Finn, Repairs, 

Maiden Bridge Proprietors, Tolls, 

Samuel T. Tapley, Repair of Stoves, 

Ham & Brother, Blacksmith work, 

Henry L. Putnam, do. do. 

Weeman & Strand, Shoeing, 

Rebecca Hall, Services as Matron, 

Albert Eaton, Salary, 

Jacob Hayes, Physician, 

Samuel L. Tuttle, Repairs, 

John Gardner, Horse Hire, 

Abijah Blanchard, Services, 

Charles Sanderson, do. 

Amount carried forward, 



§1,626 92 §36,167 42 

43 00 

7 50 

14 50 

4 29 

85J 

170 33 

50 57 

106 82 

61 92 

10 28 

4101 

54 18 

89 42 

76 72 

11131 

31 50 

81 GO 

,, 9 00 

24 00 
20 00 

4 00 
2 63 

39 50 

• 18 25 

37 10 

44 83 

5 87 

25 27 
7 12 

27 50 

400 00 

1-27 50 

5 50 

1 12 

10 57 

146 



13,406 02 $36,167 42 



EXPENDITURES. 17 

Amount brought forward, $3,406 02 $36,167 42 

Joseph S. Currell, Services, 23 84 

Stephen P. Kelly, do. 5 66 

Abram Chamberlin, do. 21 36 

Caleb Rand, Printing, 6 00 
Boston & Maine Rail-Road Co., removal of 

Paupers, 36 40 

Edmund Emmons, Labor, 22 00 

E. Bosvvorth, do. 20 75 

L. Ames, Support of Mrs, Leman, 55 00 

Morrill & Johnson, Provisions, 23 95 

John Wass, Fuel, 147 00 

John Parsons, do. 1S2 OS 

A. W. Tufts, do. 49 09 

B. M. Nevers, do. 271 71 
Win. Caswell, do. 176 88 
Robert Todd, do. 5 40 
John Gary, do. 56 25 
Ezra Dodge, do. 72 87 
Elias Crafts, jr., Medicine, 22 51 
George Cutler, do. 3 44 
William W hittemore, Milk, 83 51 
T. Greenieaf & Co., Lumber, 4 00 
Geo.W. Little & Co., Tin and Crockery Ware, 1923 
Edward T. Rand, Soap, 40 32 
Robert B. Edes, jr.. Hard Ware, 8 30 
Wm. C. Peabody, Provisions, 37 17 
James Burnett, removal of Paupers, 9 19 
O. F. Raymond, Provisions, 32 99 
Ruggles, Nourse & Co , Garden Seeds, &c., 9 43 
John A. Smith, Bread, 17 72 
Chapin «Si- Sawyer, Provisions, 35 10 
H. T. Meserve«Si,Co., do. 220 
Erastus White, Provisions, 33 12 
Griffin Gibson, Repairs, 1 25 
Charles T. Mullett, Repairs, 1 50 
William Fifield, Bread and Yeast, 16 44 



Amount carried forward, ^4,d5dC6 $3l^Ui7 42 

3 



18 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, |4,959 68 $30,167 42 

City of Lynn, Support of Kendrick Family, 33 03 
House of Correction, Support Sundry Persons, 140 85 
Henry V. V. Blanchard, Paints and Oil, 
John C. Thomas, Hats and Caps, 
David Brown, Fresh Fish, 
Isaac C. Cushing, Mason Work, 
William B. Parker, Teaming, 
Leopold Herrman, Soup Kettle, 
James Brown, Refreshment to Lodgers, 
George Waitt, Labor at Soup House, 
Thomas Greenleaf, Carting Chips, 



Error in footing on 15th page, (less) 

Amount Appropriated, $2,800 00 

Amt. receiv'd from Commonwealth, 1,206 37 
Transf'd from Unapprop'd Funds, 1,301 36 



5 02 


11 13 


4 99 


17 00 


2 50 


23 62 


11 16 


43 75 


103 00 


5,355 73 

48 00 



Amount expended, 



i,307 73 



>,307 73 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

James M. Gardner, Clerk of Engineers, 
George W. Turner, Teaming, 
Hobart and Hadley, Setting Glass, 
J. B. & C. Wilson, Lumber, 
Joseph Kelly, Labor, 
Ham &, Brother, Iron Work, 
John Brown, Teaming, 
Hunneman &< Co., Repairs, &c., 
Oliver Brown, Oil, 



$20 00 


28 63 


60 


4 48 


6 00 


5 62 


1 50 


74107 


46 54 



Amount carried forward, 



$854 44 $41,47515 



EXPENDITURES. 19 

Amount brought forward, 1854 44 $41,475 15 

William H. Caswell, Cesspool Cover, 3 00 

L. W. Hutchinson, Repairs, 35 50 

Atkinson Brown, Teaming, 3 00 

Corey & Goodwin, Brooms, 1 50 

George W. Ilobart, Painting, 63 24 

John Howard, Labor and Stock, 44 30 

Thomas Greenleaf iSi, Co., Lumber, 20 89 

Cummings L. Lothrop, Mason Work, 42 25 

Samuel T. Tapley, Stoves, &lc., 13 53 

T. iVL Cutter, Cordage, 165 

McKim, 6i, Cutter, Stationary, 1 25 

Rufus Cass, Carriage Hire, 6 50 

Howard & Davis, Repairs, 20 00 

Charles T. JVlullett, do. 24 07 

Caleb Larkin, Iron Work, 14 12 

Arnold & Co., Leather, 1 00 

George Fuller, Painting, 100 30 

David S. Tucker, Carpenter Work, 86 92 

E. Bent, Labor, 10 00 

L. H. Hayvvard, Labor, 4 60 
James Boyd & Sons, Repairs of Hose, &c,, 67 81 

James Emery, Iron Work, 19 25 

Elias Crafts, Teaming, 25 

Henry A. Cook, Iron Work, 40 00 

J. L. Jennerson, Labor, 36 25 

Nathaniel Shattuck, Labor, 9 97 

George E. Rogers, Teaming, 6 75 

Kidder &, Zaingel, Iron Work, 3 50 

Weston and Ferrin, Painting, 8 00 

I. W. Davis, Teaming, 1 50 

J. Ryan & Brother, Force Pump, 31 00 

William B. Gray, Repairs, 9 87 

T. & T. F. Hunnewell, Labor, 4 62 

James G. Dadley, Reward for Incendiary, 25 00 

Shelton &. Cheever, Repairs, 45 31 

H. N. Hooper & Co., Bell for No. 2, 180 10 

Amount carried forward, $1,847 24 $41,475 15 



20 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forwRrd, 
H. B. Edes, jr , Hardware, 
H. V. V. Blauchard, Setting Glass, 
William Caswell, Labor, 
William Emery, do. 
Stephen P. Kelly, Disbursements, 
John Bryant, jr., Labor, 
H. E. Brown, do. 
F. J. Almeader, Setting Glass, 
L. Cole, Repairs, 
Nathaniel Johnson, Labor, 
Engine Co. No. 1, Services, and Oil and Fuel, 541 00 



n ,847 24 -141,475 15 
14 II 

2 97 
14 75 

75 

4 *);3 

50 

3 33 
3 09 

1 25 

2 2> 



(< (( (I O X (I 

<< (( <t O (t (c 

<( <( (( A tt <( 

<( (( <( n (( (< 
• > 

Hook & Ladder Co., " " 

Hose Co , " ■ " 
199 Members Fire Departm't, Poll Tax refi 



551 33 
541 GO 
537 00 
553 00 
523 00 
395 50 
353 67 
d, 298 50 



Amount Appropriated, 
Amount E.xpended, 



$6,350 00 
6,169 17 



Transf'd to Salaries, 166 67 

do. Unapprop'd Funds, 14 16 



6,169 17 



$180 83 



LAYING OUT STREETS. 

Parker, Stearns &. Sanborn, Surveying, $192 62 

Hugh Kelly, Grading Medford Street, 2,626 75 

Abijnh Blanchard, Posting Notices, 1 50 

Daniel N. Pickering, Land on Monument Av., 400 00 



Amount carried forward, 



3,220 87 
$50,865 19 



EXPENDITURES. 



21 



Amount brought forward, $50,865 19 

Balance from last years' account, $1,177 02 
Amount Appropriated, 2,000 00 

Amount Transt'd from County Tax, 43 H5 

Vmount Expended, $3.220 87 



REPAIRS OF STREETS. 

Thomas C. Johnson, Labor, $437 25 

John D. Stevens, do. 168 75 

William Riordon, do. 295 97 

James Riordon, do, 332 86 

William Riordon, 2d do. 244 35 

Thomas Dugan, do. 317 88 

William Carroll, do. 164 98 

David Keefe, do. 323 9() 

Richard Guyton, do. 287 49 

Thomas Mahoney, do. 317 97 

David Connor, do. 267 48 

William Hodgkins, Blacksmith Work, 28 14 

John W. Richardson, do. 21 29 

Ham & Brother, do. 90 

Thomas G. Temple, Grain, &c., 410 90 

Charles T. Mullett, Repairs, 23 15 

Henry V. V. Blanchard, Setting Glass, 75 

Oliver Brown, Oil, &,c., 6 70 

J. B. & C. Wilson, Repairs, 27 09 

Robert B. Edes, jr., Hardware, 10 30 

Nathan Tufts, jr., Grain, 8S 22 

H. E. Hone, Hay, 1!) 06 

Robert Todd, do. 50 33 

Weeman & t^trand, Shoeing, 2 25 

Oliver Dickson, Repairs, 15 75 



Amount carried forward, $3,863 77 $50,865 19 



22 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount brought forward, 
Smith &- Hopkhis, Lumber, 
John Bryant, jr , Cesepool Cover, 
T. & T. F. Hunnewell, Repairs, 
Joshua B. Burroughs, Labor, 
Daniel Shea, do. 

William S. Richardson, Shoeing, &c,, 
John Donovan, Labor, 
Levi Goodnow, Teaming, 
Hugh Kelly, do. 

Amos Brown, Repairs, 
Rogers &- Plaisted, Lumber, &,c., 
Cummings L, Lothrop, Mason Work, , 
Robert Condon, Labor, 
Harper E. Percival, Labor, 
Augustus F. Bradford, do. 
E. L. Vaughn, do. 

Isaac C. Gushing, Mason Work, 
William Duffee, Labor, 
Gore, Rose & Co., Paving, 
Oakman & Eldridge, Materials, 
Moses P. Worthen, Labor, 
Freeman F. Tilden, do. 
James Tuttle, Mason Work, 
Gilman & Goodrich, Curb Stone, &c., 
J. S. Brown, Hay, 
Edward A. Ward, Cart, 
William Roach, Labor, 
Edward H. Pratt, Lumber, 
Ethan N. Coburn, Trees, 
Seth L. Loring Carpenter Work, 
Jonas L. Jennerson, Labor, 
Hazen Chapman, Damages, 
S. L. Fillebrown, Labor, 
John Heath, do. 

Jeremiah Higgins, do. 
D. D. Taylor, Paving, &c., 

Amount carried forward, 



$3,863 77 $50,865 


19 


34 66 




5 00 




72 80 




45 00 




■ , 238 72 




52 77 




70 62 




22 50 




172 63 




59 55 




851 




130 45 




273 1 1 




3 00 




12 50 




139 50 




98 73 




3 00 




215 74 




125 01 




5 02 




1 00 




563 98 




69 21 




58 46 




75 00 




85 00 




1 18 




10 50 




47 50 




6 29 




6 50 




254 18 




27 00 




140 55 




32 31 





$7,031 25 $50,865 19 



EXPENDITURES. 23 

Amount brought forward, $7,031 25 |59,8G5 19 

Moses Jones, jr., Hay, 9 03 

B. Colburn & Co., Flagaing Stone, &i.c., 

Hartwell Mayhers, Mason Work, 

William Rooney, Grading Medford Street, 

Parker, Stearns &. Sanborn, Surveying, 

Warren S. ^^homas, Labor and Lumber, 

G. Russell, Hiiy, 

Overseers of Poor, Horse, 

Thomas J. Klliot, Grading Brighton St , 

Edward Lynch, Gravel Medford St., 

Patrick Gallingham, do. do. 

Barney Farreli, Labor on do. 

George W. Turner, Teaming, 

S. &L E. Knight, Hay, 

John Parsons, Whrf.ge, &,c., 

T. M Cutter, Cordage, 

M. F &. J. C. Tate. Lead Pipe, 

D P. Ford, Oyster Shells, 

Benjamin Page, Stone, 

Fitchburg Rail-Road Co., Gravel, 

P. J. Stone, Grading Medford Street, 

Wm. Caswell, Teaming, 

PL E. Brown, Iron Bars, 

Charles Heath, Lumber, 

Daniel O'Brien, Labor, 

G. B. Albee, Powder, 

B. Masterson, Blacksmith Work, 

William Sanders, Services, 

Henry A. Rice, Disbursements, 

Jefferson Pearson, Wagon Hire, 

J. Fernald, Labor, 

J. G. Cole, Hay, 

Timothy Keliey, Grading Medford St., 

10,802 12 



200 72 


32(53 


525 00 


279 32 


69 60 


21 01 


150 00 


25 00 


, 92 53 


42 50 


9 00 


2 50 


25 78 


2U 00 


42 


31 26 


47 00 


22 12 


60 00 


643 89 


2 25 


5 83 


2 94 


34 50 


11 59 


10 25 


4 00 


1 66 


I 75 


24 75 


22 04 


1,340 00 



Amount carried forward, $61,667 31 



24 



EXPENDITURES. 



Amount br )iight forwarrl, 
Amount Appropriated, $6,000 03 

Amount received for liiibor, &c., 1,100 21 
Amount Transfd irom alterations 

of Winthrop Street House, 2,195 91 

Transfd from Unapprop'd Funds, 1,500 00 



Amount Expended, 



$10,P02 12 



^61,667 31 



PAYING AND SETTING 

EDGE STONE. 

Gore, Rose &. Co, Paving Front St., &c., ^4,454 86 
Gilman & Goodrich, Edge Stones and Labor, 125 26 
Dolpiiin D. Taylor Paving Sidewalks on Ft. St., 33S 50 
Wetherbee, Page & Co., Edge Stone, 142 00 

Oakman & Eldridge, do. 345 19 



Amount Appropriated, $5 000 00 

Transl'd from Interest on Loans, 405 81 



Amount Expended, 



$5,405 HI 



5,405 81 



OIL, FUEL, 
AND LIGHTING STREETS. 



Robert Todd, Fuel, 
B M, Nevers, Coal, 
R. H. Spaulding, Fluid, 
T D, Mills & Co., do. 
CharJestown Gas Co., Gas, 

Amount carried forward, 



$134 09 
192 32 

898 53 
197 93 

2,678 00 

H 100 98 ^67,07313 



EXPENDITURES. 25 

Amount brought forward, $4,100 98 $67,073 12 

Lincoln &, Cobb, Setting Glass, 37 76 

Samuel T. Tapley, Repairs, 13 54 

George W. Little, Lamps, &c., 21 8 3 

Whitney Brothers, Repairs, 51 06 

H. V. V. Blanchard, Setting Glass, 3 66 

Warren Fisher & Co., Oil, 203 40 

J. G. Kidder, do. 121 29 

Samuel W. Spaulding, Lighting Lamps, 231 25 

William B. Onthank, do. 284 18 

Jonas Foster, do. 35 00 

Rufus Hapgood, do. 207 19 

Henry Prentiss, do. 495 50 

Gurden Smith, do. 45 00 

Alonzo Onthank, do. 66 25 

John Parsons, Teaming and Labor, 29 37 

Nathaniel Shattuck, Ladders, &lc., 15 56 

Daniel Conant, jr.. Labor, 10 00 

Andrew Sawtell & Co., Fluid, &lc., 14 83 

Bradford E. Glines, Fluid, 2 22 

Thomas M. Cutter, Cordage, 3 06 

N. E. Glass Co., Fluid Lamps, 42 25 

Moses G. Cobb, Gas, 8 24 

James Emery, Tools, 3 75 

William Hodgkins, Iron Work, 3 48 

George W. Turner, Teaming, 2 00 



Amount Appropriated, $4,000 00 

Transf 'd from Unapprop'd Funds, 2,057 68 

Amount Expended, $6,057 68 



),057 68 



Amount carried forward, $73,130 80 

4 



26 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, 



$73,130 80 



GAS LAMPS & FIXTURES. 



Whitnf;y Brothers, Street Lamps, 
Amount Appropriated, 
Amount Expended, 



$500 00 



$500 00 
500 00 



Jonathan Bartlett, Night Watch, 

Perkins Norton, do. 

James Hagar, jr., do. 

Harper E. Percival, do. 

Sandford Fisher, do. 

Silas S. Lincohi, do. 

Jacob E. Strout, do. 

Wendall Stinehart, do. 

Judah Wetherbee, do. 

Joseph Mears, do. 

James G. Dadley, do. 

Asa B. Barker, do. 

William S. Robbins, do. 

George L. Perkins, do. 

James R. Conner, do. 

Ira F. Martin, do. 

Abram Chamberlin, do. 

William Norton, do. 

Daniel H. Parker, do. 

Amount carried forward, 



. $40 50 


238 50 


243 00 


30 00 


44 50 


250 50 


37 50 


249 CO 


15 00 


64 50 


261 75 


33 75 


30 00 


68 25 


112 75 


222 00 


48 00 


249 75 


326 25 



$2,555 50 $73,630 80 



EXPENDITURES. 



27 



Amount carried forward, 



$2,555 50 S73,630 80 



William B. Onthank, Ni 


ght Watch, 


$251 75 


Samuel W. Spauldmg, 


do. 


240 50 


Gilman Putney, 


do. 


235 25 


Perley Clark, 


do. 


248 00 


Thomas P. Young, 


do. 


218 25 


Simon M. Merrill, 


do. 


23G00 


Jos. S. Currell, 


do. 


2S5 75 


William H. Austin, 


do. 


10 00 


Richard Macallister, 


do. 


22 00 


Edward K. Davis, 


do. 


123 75 


Jonathan Bartlett, 


do. 


1 00 


Perkins Norton, 


do. 


6 00 


James Hagar, jr., 


do. 


2 00 


Sandford Fisher, 


do. 


4 50 


Silas S. Lincoln, 


do. 


8 00 


Jacob E. Strout, 


do. 


3 50 


Wendell Stinchait, 


do. 


4 50 


Joseph Mears, 


do. 


2 00 


James G, Dadley, 


do. 


7 00 


Asa B. Barker, 


do. 


1 00 


George L. Perkins, 


do. 


1 00 


James R. Conner, 


do. 


1 00 


Ira F. Mariin, 


do. 


5 50 


William B. Onthank, 


do. 


10 50 


Samuel W. Spaulding, 


do. 


6 00 


Gilman Putney, 


do. 


6 00 


Perley Clark, 


do. 


6 00 


Thomas P. Young, 


do. 


7 00 


Simon M. Merrill, 


do. 


10 00 


Richard McAllister, 


do. 


5 00 


Judah Wetherbee, 


do. 


133 50 


William Norton, 


do. 


110 00 


Daniel H. Parker, 


do. 


151 00 


Joseph S. Currell, 


do. 


144 02 


Charles Sanderson, 


do. 


17 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$5,07977 $73,630 80 



28 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $5,079 77 $73,630 80 

Stephen P. Kelley, Night Watch, 86 69 

Abijah Blanchard, do. 88 67 

Henry W. Homer, do, 2 50 

S. B. Baily, do. 2 50 

Asa B. Barker, Care of Watch House, 53 75 

John O'Connor, do. 15 00 

Catharine Sennott, do. ■ 16 75 

I. S. Buchanan, Iron Bedsteads, 36 00 

Mass. State Prison, do- 12 00 

John W. Ricliardson, Repairs, " 2 00 

Rufus Cass, Cab Hire, 3 25 

Oliver C. Cutler, do. 3 00 

Fosdick, Carter & Co., Mattrasses, 32 00 

Carter & Co., do. 21 32 

John Skilton, Bedding, .■':> 44 50 



Amount Appropriated, $5,350 00 

Amount Transferred from alter- 
ations Winthrop S. House, 104 09 
Amount Transf'd from Contingencies, 45 61 

Amount Expended, $5,499 70 



§5,499 70 



DRAINS & SEWERS. 

Tuttle «fc Mayers, Building Drains, $2,228 93 

Hart well Mayers, do. " 127 00 

Jonas L. Jennerson, do. 23 84 

Dolphin D. Taylor, do. 828 00 

George S. Adams, do. 417 31 

Parker, Stearns &l Sanborn, Surveying, 222 66 
F. Chapman & H. Kreuder, Ass'mts. refunded, 11 70 



J,859 44 



Amount carried forward, $82,989 94 



EXPENDITURES. 



29 



Amount brought forward, $82,989 94 

Amount Appropriated, S200 00 

Amount received from Sundry Per- 
sons, Assessments, 2,133 23 
Transf'd from Unapprop'd Funds, 1,526 21 

Amount Expended, $3,859 44 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

William Mason, Medical Services, $15 GO 

Eugene E. Braun, do. 42 50 

J. Stearns Ilurd, do. 5 00 

William N. Lane, do. 62 00 

Samuel Kidder &. Co , Medicine, 1 67 

Charles B. Rogers, do. 7 16 

Rufus Hapgood, Labor, 43 34 

Judah Wetherbee, do. 7 00 

John M. Sylvester, do. 3 01) 

J. H. Currier, do. 2 00 

John O'Connor, do. 2 00 

Perkins Norton, do. 1 75 

William B.Onthank.do. _ 15 00 

James F. Burnett, Cab Hire, 3 00 

Benjamin Page, Building Drain, 118 5.5 

Abijah Blanchard, Services, 8 00 
Stephen P. Kelley, do. ' 2 00 
Abram Chamberlm, do and Disbursements, 128 51 

Jason T Hoyt, Labor, 1 00 

Patrick Denvir, Burial Fees, 3 00 



171 48 



Amount carried forward, f83,461 42 



30 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $83,461 42 

Amount Appropriated, $200 00 

Amount Transferred from alterations 

of VVinthrop School House, 200 00 

Transf'd from Unapprop'd Funds, 71 48 



Amount Expended, $471 48 



CONTINGENCIES. 

Town of Maiden, Stone Posts, 111 75 
David Edmands, Services as Pound Keeper, &c. 21 00 

Perez R. Jacobs, Ringing Bell, &c., 92 50 

Post Office, Postage, .. , 8 74 

Stephen Smith, Desk, 1100 

Charlestown Mutual Fire Ins. Co., 10 20 
Chase P. Goss, Block, Washington Monument, 300 00 

Charles Haynes, Rent of Armory, 100 00 

Caleb Rand, Printing, 344 25 

James F, Burnett, Damages to Carriage, 20 00 

Harvard Church Society, Setting Glass, 2 10 

Whitney Brothers, Gas Fixtures, 548 88 

Charles Fletcher, Numbering Streets, &c., 93 2(5 

George Adams, Books, 9 75 

Forristall & Parmelee, Carriage Hire, 43 00 

James D. Burgess, Dog Muzzle, 1 00 

William B. Onthank, Ringing Bell, 8 00 

Joseph Mears, Labor, 15 00 

McKim & Cutter, Books, &c., 90 26 

George W. Turner, Teaming, 3 75 

Stephen P. Kelley, Constables' Badges, 12 00 

J. B. & C. Wilson, Carpenter Work, 89 75 

Samuel T. Tapley, Stoves, &c., 80 10 

Amount carried forward, $1,916 29 $83,461 42 



EXPENDITURES. 31 

Amount brought forward, $1,916 29 $83,461 42 

Asa B. Barker, Labor, 

DeCosta & Williams, Printing, 

Charlestovvn Artillery Co., Firing Salutes, 

Nathan Pratt, Powder, 

Boston Brass Band, Services, 

Salem Brass Band, do. 

Blanchard & Caldwell, Flagg Staff, 

Amos Brown, Labor, 

Wm. H. Caswell, do. 

Nathan'l Johnson, do. 

G. V, Hall, Auction Commissions, 

Andrew Baker, Digging Well, 

Jonas L. Jennerson, do. 

William B. Gray, Pump and Pipe, 

H. Riley, Slating, 

William Doherty, Labor, 

Samuel L. Harding, Ringing Bell, 

Boston Daily Mail, Advertising, 

Thomas Matthews, Teaming, &c., 

T. & J. Doane, Jr., Surveying, 

Caleb Hayden, Fees Recording Mortgage, 

John M. Sylvester, Labor, 

William B. Parker, Teaming, 

Moses Babcock, Keys, &c.. 

Griffin Gibson, Iron Pipes, &c., 

Ethan N. Coburn, Ringing Bell, &c., 

Abram Chamberlin, Disbursements, 

Amos Stone, do. 

William Rooney, Labor, 

George W. Gage, do. 

Jacob Caswell, Pump, &c., 

Charles P. Brooks, Whitewashing, 

Thomas F. Burnett, Cab Hire, 

Horatio G. Waldron, Painting, 

H. V. V. Blanchard, do. 

Weston & Mason, do. 

Amount carried forward, S3,444 17 S83,461 42 



1 00 


.97 25 


36 25 


13 75 


54 00 


34 00 


3 50 


19 73 


27 00 


9 00 


12 50 


418 10 


75 00 


111 00 


6 75 


1 50 


4 00 


5 00 


12 50 


39 35 


75 


5 31 


9 95 


2 25 


78 62 


19 00 


72 47 


93 63 


15 00 


3 00 


44 83 


5 00 


1 50 


95 26 


72 13 


28 00 



32 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, §;J,444 17 $S3,461 42 

Abijah Blanchard, Labor, 64 62 

Paul Willard, jr., Services, 15 00 

J. a. A. Griffin, do. 420 44 

Brown &i> Carr, Carriage Hire, 6 00 

David Page, Services, 21 87 

Nathaniel Shattuck, Labor, &c , ' 283 95 

J. H. Shattuck, do. 2 50 

John P. Barnard, Carriage Hire, 63 12 

Parker, Stearns & Sanborn, Surveying, 13 50 

Francis Draper, Repairs, 62 

H. &, S. P. Hill, Matts, &,c., 2 50 

S. &. D. Richards, Moving Building, 20 00 

Francis Stowell, Lamp Shades, 4 00 

Bickford Pulsifer, Services, 132 00 

Warren &, Neal, do. 12 00 

Richard Nichols, do. 26 08 

Andrew Sawtell & Co., Matts, 6lc., 6 45 

James M. Baker, Cab Hire, 1 00 

Jonathan Howe, Printing, 48 00 

S. J. Varney, Advertising, 3 00 

John Bryant, jr.. Ringing Bell, &c., 6 20 

Jasper Stone, Damages, <Stc., 543 00 

John O'Connor, Labor, 1 00 

Robert B. Edes, jr., Hardware, 5 57 

Charles S. Carter, Teaming, 2 75 

William Hodgkins, Iron Work, 1 50 
B. O. &, G. C. Wilson, Alcohol for City Agent, 27 47 

Stratton & Ayer, Liquors do. 168 98 

Aaron R. Gay, Stationery, 3 00 

Charles Poole, Disbursements, 204 80 

Caleb Symmes, Labor, &,c., 12 80 

Charles Perry, Burial Fees, 14 70 

Patrick Denvir, do. 19 10 

John Shedd, do. 1 80 

James Walker, Refreshments, 75 00 

Town of Maiden, Tax, 89 53 

Gilman & Goodrich, Stone Steps, 24 12 



J,792 14 



Amount carried forward, $89,253 56 



EXPENDITURES. 33 

Amount brought forward, $89,253 56 

Amount Appropriated, 81,800 GO 

Amount Received for Rents of 

City Property, 2,216 54 

Received from State (School Fund,) 829 20 

do. from Unapprop'd Funds, 1,000 00 



§5,845 74 
Amount Expended, 5,792 14 

Transf'd to Watch & Police, 45 61 
do. Unapprop'd Funds, 7 99 

$53 60 



INTEREST ON LOANS. 

South Scituate Savings Bank, S210 00 

Western Rail Road Sinking Fund, 720 00 

Bunker Hill Bank, 570 25 

Trustees of Schools, 36 00 

do. Poor Fund, 510 00 

Newburyport Institution of Savings, 1,000 00 

N. E. M. Life Insurance Company, 1,200 00 

Lowell Institution for Savings, 5,430 00 

Warren do. do. 250 00 

Provident do. do. 1,500 00 



Amount Appropriated, $11,500 00 

Received from Sundry Individuals, 608 58 

$12,108 58 
Amount Expended, 11,426 25 



Transf'd to Paving Sts. &c., 405 81 
do. Unapprop'd Funds, 276 52 

$682 33 



11,426 25 



Amount carried forward, $100,679 81 

5 



34 EXPENDITURES. 

Amount brought forward, $100,679 81 



< i»«^ > 



REDUCTION OF CITY DEBT. 

Note Dated July 21, 1849, S5,000 00 

Amount Appropriated, $2,550 CO 

Balance from last years Account, 7,460 03 . 

Received from Sales of Real Estate, 5,220 00 



* . 115,230 08 

Amount Expended, 5,000 00 

Balance to next year's Account, $10,230 08 



TEMPORARY LOANS. 

Bunker Hill Bank, 130,500 00 



MILITIA BOUNTY. 

Charlestown Artillery, ' $555 00 

Charlestovvn City Guard, 574 50 

Charlestown Band, 162 00 

^ $1,291 50 



STATE TAX, 1854. 

State Treasurer, 4,392 00 

Amount carried forward, $141,863 31 



EXPENDITURES. 35 

Amount brought forward, $141,863 31 



COUNTY TAX, 1854. 

StedmanButrick, County Treasurer, 8,578 96 



UNPAID ACCOUNTS. 

Accounts audited and charged prior to 

March 1, 1854, 1,903 01 

f 52,345 28 
Balance on hand March 1, 1855, 7,033 58 

$159,378 86 



36 
SCHEDULE AND VALUATION 

OF 

PROPERTY OWNED BY THE CITY. 



Old Alms House Land and Town Wharf, - - - $54,375 55 

City Hall Building and Land, 35,000 00 

Lot on Medford Street, 30,625 feet, .... 10,00000 

City Wharf, 12,000 00 

Lot of Land on Bunker Hill St.,4700 ft., and Towne Estate, 5,000 00 

Ledge and Land on Cambridge Road, - - - - 3,000 00 

Furniture in City Hall Building, 2,000 00 

Almshouse Estate with Buildings, Furnitui-e, Live 

Stock, Provisions, &c.,- _ _ _ _ - 26,160 50 

High School House, Monument Square, . . - 26,500 00 

Winthrop School House, Bunker Hill Street, - - 21,000 00 

Hai-vard " " Hai-vard Street, - - - 18,000 00 

Warren " " Summer Street, - - - 18,000 00 

Bunker Hill " " "Bunker Hill Street,- - - 10,000 00 
Winthrop Square Building for four Primary Schools, 

and Fire Department, 13,000 00 

New Building on Winthrop Street for Fire Department, 

Military Hall, and Intermediate School, - - - 14,000 00 

Primary School House, Bow Street, four Schools,- - 5,000 00 

" " " Cross Street, two Schools, - 2,400 00 

" " " Bunker Hill Street, - - - 1,500 00 

" " " Mead Street, - . - . 1,000 00 

" " •' Bunker Hill Street, - - - 900 00 

" " " Elm Street, . . . . 600 00 

" " " " " - - - - 500 00 

" " " Kingston Street, - - - 2,500 OU 

" " " Rloulton Street, - - - 500 00 

" " " Sullivan Street, - - . 2,500 OU 

" " " Soley Street, - = . - 500 00 

Maps, Books, Desks, Globes, Stoves, &e, . . - 500 00 

Military Articles, f 250 ; Weights and Measures, |250, - 500 00 

Tomb Lots in Old Burying Ground, - - . . 500 00 

Amount carried forward, $287',436 Oc 



CITY PROPERTY. 37 

Amount brought forward, $287,436 05 

No. 1 Engine House, Ward Room and Land, - - $5,000 00 

Engine, 1,200 00 

Furniture, 75 00 

No. 2 Engine House and Land, 1,500 00 

Engine, - . 1,200 00 

Furniture, - - 30 00 

No. 3 Engine House and Land, 1,500 00 

Engine, - - 1,200 00 

Furniture, - . 30 00 

No. 4 Engine, 1,200 00 

Furniture, -------- 75 00 

No. 5 Engine, -....-.- 1,20000 

Furniture, - -- 65 00 

No. 7 Engine House and Land, 1,500 00 

Engine, 1,200 00 

Furnitm-e, 45 00 

Relief Engine, - - - 300 00 

Hooks, Ladders and Carriage, ----- 50000 

Furniture of House, ------ 25 00 

Hose Carriages and Hose, ------ 1,000 00 

Flats appertenant to Old Burial Ground, - - - 1,000 00 

Notes, 29,477 45 

Horses, Carta, Sleds, Harnesses, Tools, &c., in care of 

the Superintendent of Streets, - - - - 1,000 00 

$337,758 50 



38 



DEBTS OF THE CITY, 

FEBKUAKY 28, 1§55. 

Lowell Institution, for Savings, at 5 per cent, - - . $50,000 00 

" " » " at 5^ « " - . - 26,000 00 

« « " « at6 « " ... 25,00000 

Provident " " " at 5 " " - . - 30,000 00 

Newburyport lust. " " at 5 " " . . - 20,000 00 
New England Mutual Life Insurance Company - - - 

at 6 per cent, 20,000 00 

Western R. R. Sinking Fund, at 6 per cent, - - - 12,000 00 

Trustees of the Poor's " at 6 " « - . - 8,500 00 

Trustees of Schools, at 6 " " _ . - 5,600 00 

South Scituate Savings Bank, at 6 " « - - - 3,000 00 

" '. '':''' ' ■■ $200,100 00 



REPORT OF CHIEF ENGINEER. 



City of CharlestoiDn^ ) 
Engineers' Office, City Hall, April 30, 1855. \ 

To THE Hon. Mayor and Aldermen : 

In conformity with Section 5th of the Fire Ordinance, ap- 
proved by the Town, May 4th, 1840, 1 herewith lay before 
your Honorable Board a list of Officers and Members at- 
tached to the Charlestown Fire Department; also, the 
Apparatus under their charge, and its condition ; the num- 
ber of Fires the past year ; the Reservoirs, Hydrants, and 
other resources from which water can be obtained in case of 
fire ; also the expenses of the year ending April 30, 1855. 
STEPHEN P. KELLY, Chief Engineer. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, May 14, 1855. Re- 
ferred to the Joint Standing Committee on the Fire Depart- 
ment, and sent down for concurrence. 



In Common Council, June 4, 1855. Concurred. 

G. V. HALL, Clerk. 



CITY OF CHARLESTOWN. 



The Joint Standing Committee on the Fire Department, 
to whom was referred the Annual Report of the Chief En- 
gineer, have examined the same, and they recommend that 
the Report be printed in connection with the Annual Report 
of the Receipts and Expenditures of the City, for distribu- 
tion among the citizens. 

For the Committee, 

J. V. FLETCHER, Chairman. 



In Board of Mayor and Aldermen, June 14, 1855. Ac- 
cepted and sent down for concurrence. 

CHARLES POOLE, CUy Clerk. 



In Common Council, June 25, 1855. Concurred. 

G. V. HALL, Clet^k. 



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REPORT OF CHIEF ENGINEER. 



HANCOCK 


ENGINE CO. NO. 1. 




(House 


Ab. 335 Main Street.) 




MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


George Hager, Foreman, 


30 


William Nutter, 


27 


Eben S. Gardner, 1st AssH. 


34 


Henry Pearsons, 


23 


Isaac B. Trask, 2d do. 


33 


Patrick Crowley, 


23 


Augustus Wilson, Clerk. 


28 


Alexander Eason, 


24 


John W. Holt, 


32 


John Perkins, 


32 


Atkinson Brown, 


34 


Robert Essop, 


32 


George Melvin, 


26 


Thomas J. Phipps, 


37 


Samuel 0. Weston, 


27 


Solomon Harley, 


27 


Henry Simonds, 


27 


Felix Rogers, 


22 


John Nolan, 


33 


John Millett, 


24 


James B. Bosuett, 


27 


Joseph Cun*ier, 


27 


Richmond D. Norton, 


38 


James Kincade, 


24 


Dean Ames, 


24 


Benjamin Rand, 


27 


Alonzo Holt, 


24 


George Kelley, 


29 


John McLean, 


24 


Henry Desmazes, 


28 


George H. Riblett, 


25 


Barrent V. Dennis, 


30 


George W. Phipps, 


23 


Robert K. Danforth, 


22 


John W. Burbeck, 


28 


Delary SuUeway, 


23 


William Smart, 


25 


John Eagan, 


22 


Lewis H. Anderson, 


30 


Thomas Pomroy, 


^3 


Charles Walker, 


32 


Samuel Rice, jr.. 


35 


Edwin A. Lord, 


24 


John W. Wilson, 


22 


David E. Forsaith, 


23 


Charles T. Davis, 


21 


Rufus Dadley, 


22 


Thaddeus Harrington, 


21 


William Nichols, 


22 


William Branch, 


21 


William Selby, 


25 


Total, ... 51 





CONDITION OF HOUSE AND APPARATUS. 

Engine built in 1828, by Hunneman & Co., Roxbury. Condition 
good ; diameter of Cylinders 6 inches ; stroke of Piston 15| inches ; 
24 feet of Suction Hose, one piece bad ; 500 feet Leading Hose of 
which 200 feet is indifferent; 1 Hose Carriage, 4 Buckets, 2 Axes, 3 
Pipes, 6 Fire Caps, Spanners, Belts, Wrenches, Settees, Chairs, Gas 
Fixtures, Stoves, Badges, Fire Alarm Bell on House, &c. House in 
good condition. 

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BUNKER HILI. ENGINE CO. NO. 

{House on Main Street, near the JVeck.) 

MEMBERS. 

Joseph Swan, ji*., Foreman, 
William Fernald, 1st JlssH., 
Joseph W. Davis, 2d AssH., 
John Gardner, Clerk, 
George H. Conant, 
Daniel R. Beckford, 
John S. Abbott, 
Fi'anklin Larkin, 
Edward Richardson, 
George W. Kimball, 
Francis W. Stover, 
Benjamin Getchell, 
William E. Story, 
A. R. T. Wells, 
Joseph H. Bi-own, 
Lyman O. Chase, 
Phillip Magoun, 
William Tolman, 
Hugh Daily, 
Abel Locke, 
Thomas Todd, 
Charles D. Noyes, 
Edward D. Walden, 
Joshua L. Taylor, 
William Hamblen, 
Henry Higgins, 
James W. Coffin, 

CONDITION OF HOUSE AND APPARATUS. 

Engine built in 1835, by Hunneman & Co., Roxbury. Diameter of 
Cylinders 6 inches ; stroke of Piston 16 inches ; 25 feet of Suction 
Hose ; 600 feet Leading Hose of which 250 feet is indifferent ; 1 Hose 
Carriage, 4 Buckets, 3 Pipes, 2 Axes, 6 Fire Caps, Spanners, Belts, 
Wrenches, Settees, Gas Fixtures, Stove, Badges, Fire Alarm Bell on 
House, &c. House and Apparatus in good condition. 



AGE. 


MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


31 


Charles H. Watts, 


25 


30 


Oliver Dickson, jr., 


26 


28 


Russell S. Lufkin, 


32 


40 


Luther S. Lawton, 


25 


33 


Enos S. Prescott, 


40 


26 


Edwin Wright, 


37 


41 


George H. Doughty, 


27 


35 


George W. Hutchinson, 


28 


30 


Augustus R. Dodge, 


28 


32 


William P. Drury, 


40 


27 


Valentine M. Dunn, 


26 


81 


Edward T. Rand, 


28 


27 


Augustus Davis, 


24 


27 


John A. Barker, 


32 


30 


Phillip Wachter, 


30 


44 


Harvey A. Ambler, 


33 


26 


Philemon Davis, 


31 


25 


Nathaniel Roundy, 


21 


28 


William C. Simonds, 


26 


32 


Isaac F. Phillips, 


30 


26 


Ebenezer R. Cook, 


32 


32 


Augustus A. Lawi-ence, 


21 


24 


Adin Tyler, 


25 


40 


Thaddeus Dickinson, 


21 


35 


Timothy Capen, 


22 


22 


James Edwards, 


21 


21 


Total, ... 53 





HO^HTABD ENGINE CO. NO. 3. 

[House on Elm Street.) 

MEMBERS. AGE. MEMBERS. 

A. P. Pi-itchard, Foreman, 31 Enos Varney, 

James W. Simpson, 1st JlssH., 35 F. F. Barrell, 



AGE. 
41 

37 



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MEMBERS. 

John B. Pratt, 2d, AssH., 
Daniel Williams, Clerk, 
H. V. V. Blanchard, 
Gustavus V. Hall, 
Marcellus Carpenter, 
William P. Goodhue, 
William H Smith, 
William H. Gutterson, 
Nahum G. Baldwin, 
Dolphin D. Taylor, 
Faulkner Chapman, 
James G. Dadley, 
S. C. Abbott, 
Benjamin F. Fish, 
A. C. Dodge, 
John Brown, 
Thomas B. Hai'ris, 
John Meserve, 
Daniel Titus, 
Ashbell W. Copp, 
John Barrett, 
Nathaniel Gookin, 
James Woodbury, 
Albert Prescott, 
Charles Wooffindale, 

Total, 

CONDITION OF HOUSE AND APPARATUS. 

Engine built by Hunneman & Co., Roxbury, since altered to a Thayer 
Engine. Diameter of Cylinders 7 inches ; stroke of Piston 12 inchesj 
25 feet Suction Hose ; 650 feet of Leading Hose of which 150 feet 
is indifferent ; 1 Hose Carriage, 6 Buckets, 3 Pipes, 2 Axes, 6 Fire 
Caps, Spanners, Belts, Wrenches, Badges, Settees, Stoves, Gas Fix- 
tures, Fire Alarm Bell on House, &c. Condition of Apparatus good, 
House wants raising. 



AGE. 


MEMBERS. 


AGE. 




Samuel A. Porter, 


32 


40 


Samuel Harding, 


38 


45 


George Jordan, 


38 


40 


H. B. Perham, 




37 


David Hammond, 




48 


H. Pierce, 




35 


William T. Bryant, 


37 


38 


James Blaii*, 




31 


H. Mayers, 




36 


S. W. Lewis, 




41 


James Caldwell, 




52 


Franklin Wright, 
Elijah Blaban, 




32 


Lee Melcher, 




42 


Warren S. Thomas, 




39 


J. B. T. Edmands, 




30 


Moses Seavy, 

Mark Pope, 

C. H. J. Hamblin, 




29 


Thomas Wilson, 




32 


John L. Rogers, 
H. J. Call, 
Robert Simpson, 
Benjamin Davis, 
Mellen Turner. 




, 


54 





WAKREN ENGINE CO. NO. 4. 

[House on Common Street.) 

MEMBERS. AGE. 

Ebenezer Field, 21 

Benjamin Williams 27 

John A. Poole, 23 



MEMBERS. AGE. 

William Mason, Foreman, 41 

Geo. W. Prescott, 1st Ass't,, 30 

Wm. H. Merriam, 2d AssH., 29 



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MEMBERS. 

Edward Winslow, Clerk, 
Andrew Jackson, 
William Dennis, 
George Butterfield, 
Richard Raymond, 
Henry A. Davis, 
John Breed, 
Benj. T. H. Foster, 
Stephen H. Stone, 
James C. Poor, 
Charles B. Hall, 
George C. Thompson, 
Henry Beckford, 
James E. Wright, 
S. S. Hoyt, 
George E. Barstow, 
William Restrick, 
William E. Delano, 
John Chancey, 
Samuel I. Upton, 
William Marsh, 
Edmund Goodwin, 

Total, 

CONDITION OF HOUSE AND APPARATUS. 

Engine built in 1835 by Hunneman & Co., Roxbui-y. Diameter of 
Cylinders 6 inches ; stroke of Piston 16 inches ; 23 feet of Suction 
Hose ; 600 feet of Leading Hose of which 250 feet is indifferent ; 1 
Hose Carriage, 10 Buckets, 3 Pipes, 2 Axes, 6 Fire Caps, Badges, Span- 
ners, Belts, Wrenches, Settees, Stoves, Fire Alarm Bell on House, &c. 
Apparatus and House in good condition. 



AGE. 


MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


23 


Benjamin F. Blaisdell, 


24 


33 


George Ware, 


29 


38 


Noah Gates, 


36 


37 


Nicholas Blaisdell, 


24 


28 


Joseph Maloon, 


27 


38 


John Burgess, 


24 


35 


Michael Doyle, 


24 


32 


James Peirce, 


25 


38 


Edward W. Dearborn, 


23 


43 


Charles W. Bates, 


26 


27 


Andrew Bartlett, 


28 


25 


George H. Williams, 


42 


26 


Edward W. Bean, 


26 


24 


Samuel A. McAllister, 


27 


29 


C. Chisholm, 


22 


36 


David C. Chase, 


23 


25 


Charles Mellen, 


22 


22 


William Emeiy, 


27 


24 


William W. Davis, 


34 


22 


John T. Dodge, 


28 


23 


Chai'les Abrams, 


21 


22 


John Harding, 
50 


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l¥ASHINGTON EIVGIIVE CO. NO. 5. 

{House on Harvard Street.) 



f^ MEMBERS. 

David S. Tucker, Foreman, 
Moses F. Webster, 1st Ass't, 
George E. Rogers, 2d AssH., 
Alonzo Ritterbush, Clerk, 
Elias Crafts, jr., 
John Baker, 
Benjamin F. Gardner, 



AGE. MEMBERS. AGE. 

38 James Eccles, 24 

36 Benjamin Brintnall, 25 

27 Joseph§Hurlburt, 23 

35 WUliam Durell, 25 

49 Charles W. Wallace, 29 

31 Joseph E. N. Davis, 37 

27 Joseph A. Libbey, 24 



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MEMBERS. 

John Duniels, 
Charles R. Miles, 
Thomas O. Driscoll, 
Charles F. Poor, 
Warren F. Smith, 
Rindaldo H. Clougb, 
George H. Howe, 
Roderick Waterhouse, 
Joseph Shaw, 
Nathan E. Abbott, 
George H. Johnson, 
John Leverett, 
WiUiam A. Rowe, 
George Peirce, 
William H. Austin,' 
Robert Archibald, 
Thomas E. Smith, 

CONDITION OF 

Engine built in 1826, by H 
Cylinders 6 inches ; stroke of Piston 16 inches ; 26 feet of Suction Hose ; 
625 feet Leading Hose, of which 100 feet is indifferent ; 1 Hose Carriage, 
6 Buckets, 3 Pipes, 2 Axes, 6 Fire Caps, Badges, Keys, Spanners, 
Belts, Wrenches, Stoves, Settees, Fire Alarm Bell on House, &c. Ap- 
paratus and House in good condition. 



AGE. 


MEMBERS. 




AGE. 


32 


WiUiam H. Kimball 


> 


23 


25 


Albert Chandler, 




23 


24 


Stephen C. Grover, 




23 


29 


James C. Whitman, 




31 


23 


Robert B. Vinton, 




25 


25 


Ira L. WiUey, 




22 


27 


Domingo Fiol, 




30 


30 


Robert Hammond, 




30 


25 


Simon P. Hayden, 




25 


23 


John Tobey, 




22 


25 


Joseph Edwards, 




27 


36 


Samuel Rich, 




22 


23 


John Cramm, 




22 


34 


Charles E. Peters, 




23 


32 


Edward Toutelott, 




22 


26 


Joseph H. Bryant, 




21 


21 


Total, . . . 


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HOUSE AND APPARATUS. 






luimen 


nan & Co., Roxbury. 


Diameter of 



FRA]\KI.I]¥ ENGINE CO. NO. 7. 




[House corner of Bunker Hill and Tufts Streets.) 




MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


Edw'd. A. Costigan, Foreman, 


36 


Thomas Berry, 


23 


Thomas Brintnall, 1st AssH., 


38 


Larkin T. Gardner, 


26 


John F. Powers, 2d Ass% 


36 


Matthew P. Sanborn, 


34 


Henry P. Goodwin, Clerk, 


30 


William Penney, 


34 


E. Russell Estee, 


32 


Nelson Cutler, jr.. 


23 


Daniel B. Gardner, 


32 


Charles Ackei'man, 


24 


Francis J. Almeader, 


37 


Jacob Cook, 


30 


John Williams, 


30 


Samuel A. Wright, 


27 


John Sanborn, 


53 


J. J. Morley, 


32 


Joseph S. Bibram, 


44 


James Wilson, 


23 


Jerome B. Wallace, 


46 


William Green, 


27 


Peter Sanborn, 


56 


B. F. R. Jennings, 


24 


Morton Clauson, 


40 


John Kelley, 


24 


Nelson Cutler, 


43 


Thomas Russell, 


24 



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MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


William S, Robbins, 


34 


Alonzo Southwick, 


28 


George A. Bird, 


27 


John Caldwell, 


21 


Marshall Blanchard, jr., 


29 


William Newhall, 


36 


Warren Ferrin, 


27 


F. A. B. Jennings, 




Thomas Bently, 


34 


Josiah W. Leavitt, 


31 


William Harrington, 


39 


Nelson Clapp, 


22 


Lawrence Hamilton, 


35 


Leonard Hathaway, 


22 


Nathan Cook, 




Total, . . . 


43. 



CONDITION or HOUSE AND APPARATUS. 

Engine built in 1838, by Stephen Thayer, of Boston. Diameter of 
Cylinders 7 inches ; stroke of Piston 12 inches ; 25 feet of Suction 
Hose ; 675 feet Leading Hose, of which 300 feet is indifferent. 1 
Hose Carriage, 6 Buckets, 2 Axes, 3 Pipes, 6 Fire Caps, Badges, Keys, 
Belts, Spanners, Wrenches, Chairs, Stove, Fire Alarm Bell on House, 
&c. Apparatus and ouse in good condition. 



HOOK. AN© liABBIIR CO. 

[House on Winthrop Street. 



MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


Joseph H. Till, Foreman, 


30 


Robert Curtis, 


38 


William Casswell, 1st Ass% 


33 


William Barry, 


41 


Samuel C. Hunt, jr., Clerk, 


29 


Isaac Foster, 


25 


Enock J. Clark, 


30 


Hiram Baxter, 


35 


Augustus Whittem.ore, 


48 


William Whitney, 


30 


Richard Stoddard, 


41 


George Fuller, 


38 


George W. Turner, 


35 


Thomas M. Harding, 


30 


Eben Averill, 


34 


E. K. Davies, 


36 


Thomas G. Welch, 


29 


Atwood Holbrook, 


24 


James Gilday, 


38 


John Macomber, 


39 


George W. Hammond, 


31 


William Miller, 


34 


Joel Raymond, jr.. 


30 


T. Jefferson Sawyer, 


21 


William Barnard, 


30 


Wilbur F. Harding, 


34 


Nathaniel J. Jennings, 


35 


Charles A. Babcock, 


27 


John Mullett, 


39 


Marshall W. Page, 


31 


Total, 


. 


30. 





CONDITION OF HOUSE AND APPARATUS. 

Carriage built in 1842, by William Hodgkins of Charlestown ; has 14 
Ladders, 2 Large Hooks, 4 Hand Hooks, 3 Rakes, 6 Axes, 25 Fire Caps, 
Ropes, Badges, Keys, Wrenches, Settees, Chains, Stove, &c. House 
and Apparatus in good condition. 



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REB JACKET KOSE CO. 
House on Winthrop Street. 



MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


MEMBERS. 


AGE. 


Thomas Turner, Foreman, 


29 


John A. Forbes, 


31 


Edward F. Barstow, IstAss't., 


31 


John J. Edmands, 


23 


Edward R.C. Murray, Clerk, 


27 


Russell Smith, 


24 


Joseph W. Welch, 


35 


James P. Ingalls, 


28 


George W. Waite, 


33 


Isaac N. Burroughs, 


22 


Thomas B. Harley, 


35 


Albert H. Telton, 


27 


John B. Cilley, 


25 


Charles A. Walker, 


26 


John H. Brower, 


26 


William G. Clark, 


22 


William H. Powers, 


21 


Samuel T. Vaughn, 


21 


Charles H. Allen, 


21 


Dennison McFarland, 


30 


Total, 


. 


20. 




CONDITION OF 


HOUSE AND APPARATUS. 





2 Carriages built in 1852, by Hittinger & Cook of Charlestown. — 
1,400 feet of Leading Hose of which 200 feet is indifferent, 2 Buckets, 
2 Pipes, 20 Fire Caps, Spanners, Belts, Badges, Keys, Wrenches, 
Settees, Chau's, Stoves, &c. Carriages and House in good condition. 



REIilEF ElVGINE. 

[House on Common Street.) 
Engine at present in charge of Engine Co. No. 5 ; built by Thayer 
of Boston. Diameter of Cylinder 5^ inches. 24 feet Suction Hose, 
1 Pipe, 1 Axe. House and Apparatus in good condition. 



Location of Reservoirs, Wells and Hydrants in the 
City of Charlestown. 

RESERVOIRS. 

No. 1. Harvard Street. — Filled from Church. 

2. Junction of Henley and Warren Streets. 

3. Union Street, Front of No. 35 and 37. 

4. Main St., Junction of Austin and Warren Sts. — Spring, 

5. High Street, Junction of School and High Streets. 



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6. Common St., South-East cor. of Winlhrop Sq. — Spring. 

7. Junction of Bartlett and Green Streets. — Spring. 

8. Gray Street, North-East Side, 

9. Walker Street, Junction of Bartlett Street. — Spring. 

10. Junction of Lexington and Tremont Streets. — Spring. 

11. Sullivan Street, near Main Street. 

12. Russell Street, near Pearl Street. — Spring. 

13. Mead Street, near Crystal Place. 

14. Square, near Foss' Distillery. 

15. Junction of Summer and Elm Streets. 

16. Main Street, at the Neck, near Albee's Store. 

17. City Square, near Bunker Hill Bank. 

18. Chesnut Street, Front of No. 42. 

19. Bunker Hill Street, between Linden and Walnut Street. 

20. Junction of Bunker Hill and Elm Streets. 

21. Junction of Bunker Hill and Cook Streets. 

22. Bunker Hill Street, Front of No. 254. 

23. Junction of Bunker Hill and Decatur Streets. 

24. Junction of Bow and Richmond Streets. 

25. Warren Street, opposite Carleton's Coal Yard. 

26. Junction of Austin and First Streets. 

27. Junction of Austin and Lawrence Streets. 

28. Concord Street, 150 feet from Bunker Hill Street. 

29. Junction of High and Pleasant Streets. 

30. Main Street, near Albion Court. 

31. Junction of Main and Mill Streets. 

32. Junction of Bainbridge and Moulton Streets. 

33. Main Street, opposite Phipps Street. 

34. Junction of Lynde and Fifth Streets. 



No. 1. Warren Avenue, West side, near the Square. 

2. City Square, front of Mansion House. 

3. Junction of Chelsea Street and Henley Place. 

4. Junction of Front and Second Streets. 

5. Junction of Washington and Arrow Streets. 

6. Second Street, front of House No. 13. 

7. In Court, rear of Seminary Boarding House. 



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8. Chapman street near Main street. 

9. Main street, opposite No. 255 near Salem street. 

10. Pearl street, opposite Russell street. 

11. Eim street, between Bunker Hill and Medford street, 

(Primary School House.) 

12. Main street, North side of Albion Court. — 75 feet. 

13. " " opposite Charles street. 

14. " " front of Brown's Blacksmith Shop, at Neck, 

15. Main street, near Bunker Hill Engine House. 

16. Bunker Hill street, near Junction of Bunker Hill and 

Medford streets. 

17. Main street, near Hall's Dye House. 

18. Oak street, front of No. 21. 

19. Bartlett street, rear of Roulstone's House. 

20. Union street, front of Foster &, Lawrence's Shop. 









HYDRANTS. 


No. 1. 


Corner of W 


arren 


Avenue and Water street 


2. 






(( 


" and City Square. 


3. 




Chelsea 


street and " " 


4. 








and Joiner streets. 


5. 








" Henley 


6. 








" Chesnut " 


7. 








" Adams " 


8. 








" Bunker Hill streets. 


9. 








" Vine " 


10. 








" Bainbridge 


11. 








street, near Chelsea Bridge 



List of Fires and Alarms from May 1st, 1854, to 
May 1st, 1855. 

FIRES. 

May 9. — Wooden Building on the corner of Warren Avenue 
and Warren street, owned by H. H. Bradshaw of Boston, and oc- 
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cupied by Holmes & Joy, Cabinet Makers. Loss, 82,300 on 
Building and Stock. Insured ^1,S00. Cause, accidental. 

May 20. — Wooden Building in rear of 477 Main street, owned 
and occupied by Samuel O. Pollard, Currier. Building partially 
destroyed, together with a large quantity of Stock. Loss about 
^1,500. Insured. Cause, incendiary. 

June 14 — Wooden Dwelling-House, No. 17 Gray Street, owned 
and occupied by Mr. McAIath. Damage slight. Cause, accidental. 

June 17. — Brick Dwelling-House situated on the Milk How 
Road, owned and occupied by Freeman Peacock and a Mr. Blake. 
Loss, $200. Insured. Cause, defect in chimney. 

June 17. — Wooden Dwelling-House, situated on Jay Street 
Court. Damage slight. Cause, accidental. 

June 17. — Shed on Medford Street. Damage slight. 

July 2. — Wooden Building situated on Soley Street, owned and 
occupied by a Mr. Hastings for the manufactory of Lead Pipe. — 
Damage to Building and Machinery about $1,200. Insured. 
Cause, not ascertained. 

July 4. — Feather Bed in house on Russell Street. Damage 
slight. Cause, accidental. 

July 8. — Wooden Dwelling-House in rear of No. S3 Green 
Street, owned by Newhall Martin, and occupied by Charles Poor, 
jr. Damage to Building and Furniture $250. Insured. Cause, 
accidental. 

July 21. — Block of Wooden Buildings on Winthrop Street, 
leased by Charles West, occupied in part by West for a Paint Shop, 
and also by Mr. Ray and Mr. Smith for dwelling-houses; the 
Buildings were partially destroyed, together with the Wooden 
Dwelling-House adjoining ; owned by Jacob Ilittinger, and occu- 
pied by several families. Loss $700. Insured. Cause, not as- 
certained. 

August 16. — Rear of Chelsea Street, near Bunker Hill Street. 
Damage slight. Cause, incendiary. 

August 30. — Dwelling-House on Bunker Hill Street near Chel- 
sea Street, owned by- and occu'pied by Mrs. Doyle and 

another. Loss $40. Insured. Cause not ascertained. 

September 6. — Dwelling-House on First Street, No. 8, owned 
by Mr. Bowman, and occupied by Mr. Wallace. Damage slight. 
Cause, bursting of Camphene Lamp. 



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September 19. — Duelling-House on Medford Street. Damage 
trifling. Cause, accidental. 

September 27. — Pile of old Lumber at Fitchburg Rail-Road 
Depot, near Front Street. Damage slight. Cause, sparks from 
Locomotive. 

Oct. 3. — Reynolds &, Waitt's Morocco Factory on Front Street. 
Damage slight. Cause not ascertained. 

Oct. 6. — Slaughter-House on Johnson's Wharf at the Neck, 
near Medford Street, owned by Samuel Rice of Boston ; occupied 
by Joseph Reed and Abel Locke; the Building was destroyed, to- 
gether with its contents. Loss 8600. Insured ^200. Cause, 
incendiary. 

Oct. 13. — Wooden Dwelling-House on Austin Street, near the 
State Prison, known as the Cork Factory. Damage slight. Cause, 
incendiary. 

Jan. 9. — Wooden Dwelling-House in rear of Henley Place, 
owned by Samuel C. Hunt, occupied by John Kane and J. T. 
Cunningham. Loss $50. Insured. Cause, accidental. 

Jan. 15. — Dwelling House on the corner of Main and Mead 
Streets, occupied by Messrs. Blodgett &> Ploughton. Damage 
slight. Cause, carelessness. 

Feb 6 — Warren School-House corner of Bartlett and Summer 
Streets. Loss $35. Cause, carelessness. 

Feb. 15. — Unfinished Dwelling-House on Essex Street, owned 
by Charles C. Smith. Loss $200. Insured. Cause, carelesness. 

Feb. 23. — Wooden Building on Joiner Street, owned by Joseph 
Hunnewell, occupied by Daniel Draper for the storage of shavings. 
Loss $100. No Insurance. Cause, incendiary. 

Feb. 24. — Stable on Chelsea Street, owned by Jacob Foss. — 
Damage slight. Cause, incendiary. 

March 5. — Fitchburg Freight Depot, Front Street. Damage 
slight. Cause, sparks from Locomotive. 

March 7. — Waggon near Carr dz. Brown's Stable, on Lawrence 
Street. Damage slight. Cause, incendiary. 

March 13. — Stable on Chelsea Street, owned by Jacob Foss. — 
Damage slight. Cause incendiary. 

March 22. — Wooden Building near the Mill Pond at the Neck. 
occupied by Dodge & Harding. Damage slight. Cause, accidental. 



March 28. — Stable near Ferrin Street, owned by P. S. Briggs, 
occupied by Lj. E. Glines. Damage slight. Cause, not ascertained, 

April 2. — Dwelling-House on Pearl Street, occupied by T. «St, J. 
Doane, owned by the heirs of Oliver Flolden, Loss $40. Insured. 
Cause, accidental. 



Number of Fires 30. 



Loi^s $7,215. 



Insured $6,180. 



Cause of Fires. — Incendiary, .... 
Accidental, - - - - 
Carelessness, - - - - 
Not Ascertained, - - , 
Defect in Chimney, 
Bursting of Camphene Lamp, - 
Sparks from Locomotive, 





A L. A R M S 


OF FIRES. 


May 2, 


from Cambridge, 


July 18, 


Somerville, 


5, 


do. 


19, 


Shavings, 


10, 


False, 


22, 


Chelsea, 


13, 


Cambridge, 


Aug. 5, 


Cambridge, 


15, 


do. 


7, 


Somerville, 


15, 


do. 


8, 


Cambridge, 


26, 


False, 


11, 


Chelsea, 


June 2, 


Cambridge, 


12, 


Cambridge, 


4, 


Chelsea, 


14. 


Fluid Lamp, 


11, 


Cambridge, 


20, 


Watertown, 


17, 


do. 


90 


Chelsea, 


24, 


Chelsea, 


26, 


do. 


July 3, 


Somerville, 


26, 


False, 


3, 


Chelsea, 


29, 


Chimney, 


3, 


Tar Barrel, 


30, 


Somerville, 


3. 


Cambridge, 


Sep.l, 


Med ford, 


6, 


Camphene Lamp, 


5, 


False, 


9, 


Brookline, 


9, 


East Boston, 


10, 


East Boston, 


10, 


Newton, 


13. 


Chelsea, 


11. 


Medford, 


18, 


Tar Kettle. 


15, 


Brookline, 



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Sep. 16, Cambridge, 




Dec. 6, 


Brighton, 


17, Brighton, 




12, 


Cambridge, 


22, Cambridge, 




14, 


So. Reading, 


23, False, 




15. 


Haverhill, 


24, Brighton, 




Jan. 2, 


Chimney, 


26, False, 




3, 


False, 


30, Watertown, 




7, 


Chelsea, 


Oct. 2, Maiden, 




9, 


False, 


7, Watertown, 




10, 


Chelsea, 


7, Cambridge, 




26, 


N. Yard Bell, 


7, do. 




Feb.l, 


Kettle Varnish 


8, Somerville, 




17, 


Fluid Lamp, 


12, False, 




21, 


False, 


17, Burst'gofG? 


IS Pipe, 


24, 


Chimney, 


18, Cambridge, 




Mar.3, 


Cambridge, 


25, do. 




5, 


False, 


Nov. 2, False, 




5, 


Cambridge, 


7, Brighton, 




6, 


Med ford, 


8, Cambridge, 




8, 


Shavings, 


11, East Boston, 




15, 


Cambridge, 


11, Cambridge, 




29, 


Chelsea, 


13, Somerville, 




31, 


Somerville, 


18, Cambridge, 




Apr. 15, 


False. 


25, do. 








Number of Alarms, 


. 


- 


89 


From Fires out of the City, 


- 


63 


From Alarms in the 


City, an( 


i False Al 


arms, 26 


Whole number of Fires an 


d Alarms 


, 


119 



Since the' 1st of May, 1854, eleven separate drafts on the City 
Treasurer have been drawn by the Board of Engineers, amounting 
to five thousand four hundred and seventy-two dollars and eighty- 
six cents ; of the above amount three thousand seven hundred and 
twenty-six dollars and twenty-five cents has been expended for ser- 
vices of the members of the several Companies, and for Fuel and 
Oil as allowed by the City. The balance has been expended as 
per Bills rendered. 



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KECAPITIJL.ATI01V. 

Number of Engineers, ------ 5 

«• Members, ------ 353 

" Engines, 7 

" Feet of Leading Hose, - - - - 5,050 

" do. Suction Hose, - - - - 178 

" Hose Carriages, ----- 9 

" Hook and Ladder Carriages, - - - l 

" Hooks, 3 

** Ladders, ------- 16 

" Axes, ------- 18 

*• Reservoirs, ------ 34 

" Hydrants, ------ n 

" Wells, --..-.. 20 

" Fires and Alarms, . - - - - 119 

Fire Caps, 80 

Amount of Loss, ------- $7,215 

" Insured, ------- 6,180 

" Expended, 5,472 86 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

STEPHEN P. KELLY, Chief Engineer. 



A§SISTA]VT ENGINEERS. 

JAMES M. GARDNER, 
JOHN HOWARD, 
GEORGE W. HOBART, 
HENRY P. GARDNER. 



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NDEX 



City Debt, - . _ . . - 38 

" " Reduction of, - - - - _ 34 

City Property, -------36 

Contingencies, -------30 

County Tax, --.--..35 
Engineer's Report, ------ 41 

Expenditures, - - -- - - - 10 

Fire Department, - - - - - - 18 

Gas Lamps and Fixtures, ----- 26 

Health Depailment, ------ 29 

Interest on Loans, ------ 33 

Loans, - - - - -- -- 34 

Militia Bounty, -------34 

Oil, Fuel, Lighting Streets, &c., - - - - 24 

Receipts, ___-_-_ 8 

Support of Poor, ------ 15 

Salaries of City Officers', - - - - - 10 

Schools,- - - - - - - - 11 

Sewers and Drains, ------ 28 

State Tax, .-.-.--34 

Streets, Laying Out and Widening, - - - - 20 

Paving and Setting Edge Stone, - ^ - 24 

Repairs, - . . . - - 21 

Treasurer's Account Cun-ent, ... - - 6 

Unpaid Accounts, ------ 35 

Watch and Police, - - - . . 26 



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