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MUNICIPAL REGISTER, 

CONTAINING 

RULES AND ORDERS 



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LIST OF THE OFFICERS 

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— 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



JOINT RULES AND ORDERS 



CITY COUNCIL. 



Sect. 1. At the commencement of the Munici- 
pal year, the following Joint Standing Committees 
shall be chosen by ballot, viz : 

A Committee on Finance — 

To consist of the Mayor and seven members of 
the Common Council ; 

A Committee on Accounts — 

To consist of two Aldermen and three members 
of the Common Council. 

And the following shall be appointed, viz. : 

A Committee on the Public Lands — 

To consist of two members of the Board of 



Joint Rules of the City Council. 



Mayor and Aldermen, and three members of the 
Common Council ; 

A Committee on Public Buildings — 

To consist of three members of the Board of 
Mayor and Aldermen, and five members of the 
Common Council ; 

A Committee on Public Instruction — 

To consist of the Mayor, two Aldermen, and the 
President and four members of the Common Coun- 
cil ; 

A Committee on the Gaol and the Houses of 
Correction, Industry, and Reformation — 

To consist of the Mayor, two Aldermen, and five 
members of the Common Council ; 

A Committee on Fuel — 

To consist of three members of the Board of 
Mayor and Aldermen, and five members of the 
Common Council ; 

A Committee on Water — 

To consist of the Mayor, two Aldermen, and five 
members of the Common Council ; 

A Committee on the Treasury Department — 

To consist of two Aldermen, and three members 
of the Common Council ; 

A Committee on the Assessors' Department — 

To consist of two members of the Board of Alder- 
men, and three members of the Common Council ; 



Joint Rules of the City Council. 



A Committee on Boston Harbor — 

To consist of two members of the Board of May- 
or and Aldermen, and three members of the Com- 
mon Council. 

A Committee on Printing — 

To consist of one member of the Board of Mayor 
and Aldermen, and two members of the Common 
Council. 

On all Joint Committees, wherein it is provided 
that the Mayor shall be a member, in case of the 
non-election, decease, inability, or absence of that 
officer, the Chairman of the Board of Aldermen 
shall act ex officio. 

The members of the Board of Aldermen and of 
the Common Council, who shall constitute the Joint 
Standing Committees, shall be chosen or appointed 
by their respective Boards. 

The Mayor, the President of the Common Coun- 
cil, and the Chairman of the Committee of Finance 
on the part of the Common Council, shall, accord- 
ing to the ordinance, constitute the Committee on 
the Reduction of the City Debt. 

The member of the Board of Aldermen first 
named on every Joint Committee, of which the 
Mayor is not a member, shall be its Chairman ; and 
in case of his resignation or inability, the other 
members of the same Board, in the order in which 



Joint Rules of the City Council. 



they are named, and after them, the member of the 
Common Council, first in order, shall call meetings 
of the Committee and act as Chairman. 

Sect. 2. In every case of disagreement between 
the two branches of the City Council, if either 
Board shall request a conference, and appoint a 
Committee of Conference, and the other Board shall 
also appoint a Committee to confer, such Commit- 
tees shall, at a convenient hour, to be agreed upon 
by their Chairmen, meet and state to each other 
verbally or in writing, as either shall choose, the 
reasons of their respective Boards, for and against 
the amendment, confer freely thereon, and report to 
their respective branches. 

Sect, 3. When either Board shall not concur in 
any ordinance sent from the other, notice of such 
non-concurrence shall be given by written mes- 
sage. 

Sect. 4. Either Board may propose tq^the other, 
for its concurrence, a time to which both Boards 
shall adjourn. 

Sect, 5. All By-Laws, passed by the City Coun- 
cil, shall be termed " Ordinances," and the enacting 
style shall be : — Be it ordained by the Mayor, Al- 
dermen, and Common Council of the City of Boston, 
in City Council assembled. 

Sect. 6. In all votes, when either or both 
branches of the City Council expresses any thing 



Joint Rules of the City Council. 



by way of Command^ the form of expression shall 
be ''Ordered;" and whenever either or both 
branches express opijiions, principles^ facts^ oi pur- 
poses, the form shall be "Resolved." 

Sect. 7. In the present and every future finan- 
cial year, after the annual order of appropriations 
shall have been passed, no subsequent expenditures 
shall be authorized for any object, unless provision 
for the same shall be made by special transfer from 
some of the appropriations contained in such annual 
order, or by expressly creating therefor a City Debt ; 
in the latter of which cases, the order shall not be 
passed, unless two-thirds of the whole number of 
each branch of the City Council shall vote in the 
affirmative, by vote taken by yea and nay. 

Sect. 8. Joint Standing Committees shall cause 
records to be kept of their proceedings, in books 
provided by the City for that purpose. No Com- 
mittee shall act by separate consultations, and no 
report shall be received, unless agreed to in Com- 
mittee actually assembled. 

Sect. 9. It shall be the duty of every Joint 
Committee, to whom any subject may be specially 
referred, to report thereon within four weeks, or 
to ask for further time. 

Sect. 10. All reports and other papers submit- 
ted to the City Council, shall be written in a fair 
hand, and no report or endocsement of any kind 



8 Joint Rules of the City Council. 

shall be made on the reports, memorials, or other 
papers referred to the Committees of either branch. 
And the Clerks shall make copies of any papers to 
be reported by Committees, at the request of the 
respective Chairmen thereof. 

Sect. 11. No Committee shall enter into any 
contract with, or purchase, or authorize the pur- 
chase of any articles of any of its members. 

Sect. 13. No Chairman of any Committee shall 
audit or approve any bill or account against the 
City, for any supplies or services, which shall not 
have been ordered or authorized by the Committee. 



RULES AND ORDERS 



COMMON COUNCIL. 



Rights and Duties of the President. 

Sect. 1. The President shall take the chair 
precisely at the hour to which the Council may 
;have adjourned ; he shall call the members to order, 
and, on the appearance of a quorum, cause the min- 
utes of the preceding meeting to be read, and pro- 
ceed to business. 

In the absence of the President, the oldest 
member present shall call the Council to order, and 
preside until a President pro tempore shall be chosen 
by ballot. If, upon a ballot for President pro tem- 
pore, no member shall receive a majority of the votes 
given in, the Council shall proceed to a second 
ballot, in which a plurality of votes shall prevail. 

Sect. 2. He shall preserve decorum and order ; 
he may speak to points of order in preference to 
other members, and shall decide all questions of or- 



10 Rules and Orders of the Common Council, 

der, subject to an appeal to the Councilj on motion 
of any member regularly seconded. 

Sect. 3. He shall declare all votes; but if any 
member doubt the vote, the President, without fur- 
ther debate upon the question, shall require the 
members voting in the affirmative and negative, to 
rise and stand until they are counted, and he shall 
declare the result; but no decision shall be declared 
unless a quorum of the Council shall have voted. 

Sect. 4. He shall rise to address the Council, 
or to put a question, but may read sitting. 

Sect. 5. The President may call any member 
to the chair ; provided such substitution shall not 
continue longer than one meeting. When the 
Council shall determine to go into Committee of 
the Whole, the President shall appoint the member 
who shall take the chair. The President may ex- 
press his opinion on any subject under debate ; but 
in such case, he shall leave the €hair, and appoint 
some other member to take it ; and he shall not 
resume the chair while the same question is pend- 
ing. But the President may state facts, and give 
his opinion on questions of order, without leaving 
his place. 

Sect. 6. When any member shall require a 
question to be taken by yeas and nays, the Presi- 
dent shall take the sense of the Council in that man- 
ner, provided ojie-third of the members present are 
in favor of it. 



Rules and Orders of the Common Council. 11 

Sect. 7. He shall propound all questions in the 
order in which they are moved, unless the subse- 
quent motion shall be previous in its nature ; ex- 
cept that in naming sums and fixing times, the 
largest sum, and the longest time, shall be put first. 

Sect. 8. After a motion is seconded, and stated 
by the President, it shall be disposed of by vote of 
the Council, unless the mover withdraw it before a 
decision, or amendment. 

Sect. 9. The President shall consider a motion 
to adjourn as always in order, unless a member has 
possession of the floor, or any question has been put 
and not decided ; and it shall be decided without 
debate. 

Sect. 10. He shall put the previous question in 
the following form : " Shall the main question be 
now put?" — and all amendments or further debate 
of the main question shall be suspended, until the 
previous question be decided ; and the previous 
question shall not be put, unless a majority of the 
whole Council are in favor of it. 

Sect. 11. When two or more members happen 
to rise at the same time, the President shall name 
the member who is first to speak. 

Sect. 12. All Committees, except such as the 
Council determine to select by ballot, shall be nom- 
inated by the President. 



12 Rules and Orders of the Common Council. 

Rights arid Duties of Members. 

Sect. 13. When any member is about to speak 
in debate, or deliver any matter to the Council, he 
shall rise in his place, and respectfully address the 
Presiding Officer ; shall confine himself to the ques- 
tion under debate, and avoid personality. He shall 
sit down as soon as he has done speaking. 

Sect. 14. No member, in debate, shall mention 
another member by his name ; but may describe 
him by the ward he represents, the place he sits in, 
or such other designation as may be intelligible and 
respectful. 

Sect. 15. No member while speaking, shall be 
interrupted by another, but by rising to call to or- 
der, or to correct a mistake. But if any member in 
speaking, or otherwise, transgress the Rules of the 
Council, the President shall, or any member may, 
call him to order ; in which case, the member so 
called to order, shall immediately sit down, unless 
permitted to explain ; and the Council, if appealed 
to, shall decide on the case without debate. 

Sect. 16. When any member shall violate any 
of the Rules and Orders of the Council, and the 
Council shall have determined that he has so trans- 
gressed, he shall not be allowed to speak, unless by 
way of excuse for the same, until he has made sat-^ 
i&faction. 



Rules and Orders of the Common Council. 13 

Sect. 17. No member shall speak more than 
twice to the same question, without first obtaining 
leave of the Council ; nor more than once, until all 
other members, choosing to speak, shall have spoken. 

Sect. 18. When a motion is made and seconded, 
it shall be considered by the Council, and not oth- 
erwise ; and no member shall be permitted to sub- 
mit a motion in writing, until he has read the same 
in his place, and it has been seconded. 

Sect. 19. When a question is under debate, no 
motion shall be received, but to adjourn ; to lay on 
the table ; for the previous question ; to postpone to 
a day certain ; to commit ; to amend ; or to post- 
pone indefinitely ; which several motions shall have 
precedence in the order in which they stand arranged. 

Sect. 20. Every motion shall be reduced to 
writing, if the President direct, or any member of 
the Council request it. 

Sect. 21. When a motion has once been made, 
and carried in the affirmative or negative, it shall be 
in order for any member voting with the majority, 
to move for a reconsideration, and if such motion 
is seconded, it shall be open to debate, and be dis- 
posed of by the Council. And in case the motion 
be made at the same meeting, it shall be competent 
for a majority of the members present to pass a vote 
of reconsideration ; but if it be not made until the 
next meeting, the subject shall not be reconsidered 
unless a majority of the whole Council shall vote 



14 Rules and Orders of the Common Council. 

therefor. But no more than one motion for the 
reconsideration of any vote shall be permitted. 

Sect, 22. No member shall be permitted to 
stand up to the interruption of another, whilst any 
member is speaking ; or to pass unnecessarily be- 
tween the President and the person speaking. 

Sect. 23. Every member, who shall be in the 
Council when a question is put, shall give his vote, 
unless the Council, for special reasons, excuse him. 

Sect. 24. On the "previous question," no mem- 
ber shall speak more than once without leave. 

Sect. 25. The division of a question may be 
called for when the sense will admit of it. 

Sect. 26. When the reading of a paper is called 
for, and the same is objected to by any member, it 
shall be determined by a vote of the Council. 

Sect. 27. No standing rule or order of the 
Council shall be suspended, unless three-fourths of 
the members present consent thereto ; nor shall any 
rule or order be repealed or amended, without one 
day's notice being given of the motion therefor, nor 
unless a majority of the whole Council shall concur 
therein. 

Sect. 28. Every member shall take notice of 
the day and hour to which the Council may stand 
adjourned, and give his punctual attendance accord- 
ingly. 

Sect. 29. No member shall be obliged to be on 
more than two Committees at the same time, nor to 
be Chairman of more than one. 



Rules and Orders of lite Common Council. 15 



Of Communications, Committees, Reports, Resolu- 
tions, Duties of Clerk, S^'c. 

Sect. 30. All memorials and other papers ad- 
dressed to the Council, shall he presented by the 
President, or by a member in his place, who shall 
explain the subject thereof, and they shall lie on 
the table, to be taken up in the order in which they 
are presented, unless the Council shall otherwise 
direct. 

Sect. 31. Standing Committees of this Council 
shall be appointed on the following subjects, viz : 
On Elections and Returns, and on Enrolled Ordi- 
nances, each to consist of five members. 

Sect. 32. No Committee shall sit during the 
sitting of the Council, without special leave. 

Sect. 33. The rules of proceeding in Council 
shall be observed in Committee of the Whole, so 
far as they may be applicable, excepting the rules 
limiting the times of speaking ; but no member shall 
speak twice to any question, until every member 
choosing to speak shall have spoken. 

Sect. 34. When Committees of the Council, 
chosen by ballot, or Committees consisting of one 
member from each ward, have been appointed or 
elected, whether joint or otherwise, the first meet- 
ing thereof shall be notified by the Clerk, by direc- 



16 Rides and Orders of the Common Council. 

tion of the President, and they shall organize by 
the choice of Chairman, and report to the Council ; 
and when Committees, other than as above speci- 
fied, are nominated by the President, the person 
first named shall be Chairman, and in case of the 
absence of the Chairman, the Committee shall have 
power to appoint a Chairman pro tern. 

Sect. 35. All messages to the Mayor and Al- 
dermen, shall be drawn up by the Clerk and sent 
by the Messenger. 

Sect. 36. All ordinances, resolutions, and or- 
ders shall have two several readings, before they 
shall be finally passed by this Council ; they shall 
then be enrolled by the Clerk, and the Committee 
on Enrolled Ordinances, shall, as soon as may be, 
examine them, and certify on the back thereof that 
they are duly enrolled. 

Sect. 37. No ordinance, order, or resolution im- 
posing penalties, or authorizing the expenditure of 
money, shall have more than one reading on the 
same day. 

Sect. 38. The seats of the members of the 
Council shall be numbered and determined by lot ; 
and no member shall change his seat but by per- 
mission of the President. 

Sect. 39. All special Committees of this Coun- 
•cil shall consist of three members, unless a different 
number be ordered. And no report shall be receiv- 



Rules and Orders of the Common Council. 17 

ed from any Committee, unless agreed to in Com- 
mittee actually assembled. 

Sect. 40. The Clerk shall keep brief minutes 
of the votes and proceedings of the Council, — en- 
tering thereon all accepted Orders and Resolutions ; 
— shall notice Reports, Memorials, and other papers 
submitted to the Council, only by their titles, or a 
brief description of their purport ; but all accepted 
Reports from Special Committees of this Board, 
shall be entered at length in a separate journal to be 
kept for that purpose, and provided with an index. 

Sect. 41. All salary officers shall be voted for 
by written ballot. 

Sect. 42. It shall be the duty of all Standing 
Committees of the Council, to keep records of their 
doings, in books provided for that purpose by the 
Clerk ; and it shall be the duty of the Clerk to at- 
tend the meetings of said Committees and of the 
Special Committees, and make said records when 
required so to do. 

Sect. 43. No meeting of any Committee shall 
be called upon less notice than twenty-four hours. 

Sect. 44. In all elections by ballot, on the part 
of the Council, blank ballots and all ballots for per- 
sons not eligible, shall be reported to the Council, 
but shall not be counted in making up the returns, 
except in cases, where this Council have only a 
negative upon nominations made by the Mayor and 
Aldermen. 



18 Rules and Orders of the Common Council. 

Sect. 45. It shall be the duty of every Com- 
mittee of the Council, to whom any subject may 
be specially referred, to report thereon within four 
weeks from the time said subject is referred to them, 
or to ask for further time. 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 



An Ordinance regulating the purchase of Fuel for tlie use 
of the City. 

Be it ordamed hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows : 

Sect. 1. That hereafter all contracts for wood, bark, 
coal and other fuel, for the use of the City, in each and 
every of its respective branches and departments, as well 
for the use of the Public Schools and Primary Schools, as 
all other public buildings and offices, excepting the several 
Institutions at South Boston, shall be made by a Committee 
of the City Council, (of which the Mayor shall be Chair- 
man,) whose duty it shall be to advertise in the public 
newspapers in which the City Ordinances are printed, for 
sealed proposals for furnishing the same — at least one week 
previously to making any contract for the same — and the 
proposals shall contain the terms for which each particular 
description of fuel will be furnished, separately and dis- 
tinctly ; and such proposals being considered, shall be ac- 
cepted or rejected, according to the terms as may be 
deemed advisable by said Committee — and the contract so 
made, shall provide for the delivery of the same at such 
different times and in such places as may be required by 
the Superintendent of Public Buildings during the year — 
and such contract shall be made annually, between the 
months of May and September. 



20 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

Sect. 2. All fuel of every description which shall be 
contracted for, shall, previously to the delivery thereof, be 
weighed or measured by a weigher or measurer appointed 
for that purpose by the City ; and it shall be the duty of 
the Superintendent of Public Buildings to attend to the de- 
livery and reception of the same, and to give certificates 
therefor as the same is delivered, to the end that the proper 
quantity and quality may be ascertained to have been re- 
ceived by the Committee ; and it shall be the duty of the 
Chairman of said Committee to certify the bills of the same 
previously to the payment thereof. 

Sect. 3. So much of the Ordinance relating to the Su- 
perintendent of Streets, and prescribing his duties, passed 
August 22, 1833, as requires said Superintendent to make 
contracts for the purchase of fuel for the use of the City, 
and all other parts of that, and any other Ordinance, as are 
inconsistent with this Ordinance, be and the same hereby 
are repealed. ^Passed May 8, 1843.] 



An Ordinance concerning the removal of Buildings through 
the Streets of the City. 

Be it ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Gommon 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows : 

No person shall obstruct any street, lane or other high- 
way, or any part thereof, in the City of Boston, by placing 
therein any house, barn or other building, for the purpose 
of removing the same from any part of the said City — and 
no person shall remove or draw through or upon any of 
the said streets, lanes or other highways, any house, barn 
or other building, unless duly permitted so to do by the 
Mayor and Aldermen. Any person who shall ofiend 
against the provisions of this Ordinance, and any person 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 21 

who shall aid and assist therein, shall forfeit and pay a sum 
not less than one, nor more than Twenty Dollars, and a 
like sum for every twelve hours that the said obstruction 
shall continue, or that the said house, barn or other build- 
ing shall remain in or upon any such street, lane or other 
highway, to be recovered by complaint before the Justices 
of the Pohce Court. \_Passcd May 18, 1843.] 



An Ordinance concerning the Sale of the Public Buildings. 

Be it ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows: 

Sect. 1. Whenever the City Council shall order the 
purchase of any land, for the purpose of erecting any build- 
ing thereon, such purchase shall be made under the direc- 
tion of the Standing Committee of the City Council on 
Public Buildings. 

Sect. 2. Whenever any building, or any land appur- 
tenant thereto, belonging to the City, shall be ordered, by 
the said Council, to be sold, for the purpose of defraying 
the cost of any building about to be erected for public uses, 
the same shall be sold under the direction of the Standing 
Committee of the City Council on Public Buildings, and 
the receipts in money on account of such sale, shall, as far 
as may be sufficient for that purpose, be applied to the pay- 
ment of the cost of erecting such building. 

Sect. 3, No public building belonging to the City, 
shall be sold by any Committee of the City Council, with- 
out an Order from the Council being first passed, author- 
izing such sale. 

Sect. 4. So much of the Ordinance passed March 10, 
1834, entitled "An Ordinance concerning the Public Loans 
and Keductiou of the City Debt," and of an Ordinance 



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passed April lOth, 1834, entitled "An Ordinance to pro- 
vide for the care and management of the Public Lands," 
as is inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance, is 
hereby repealed. [_Passed October 2, 1843.] 



An Ordinance in addition to an Ordinance in relation to 
Common Sewers and Drains. 

JBe it ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows : 

Sect. 1. It shall be the duty of the Mayor and Alder- 
men, in making assessments for defraying the expense of 
constructing or repairing Common Sewers, pursuant to the 
provision of the Ordinance to which this is in addition, to 
deduct from the said expense such part, and not less than 
one quarter part, as they may deem it expedient, should be 
charged to, and paid by the City ; and to assess the remain- 
der thereof upon the persons and estates deriving benefit 
from such Common Sewer, either by the entry of their 
particular Drains therein, or by any more remote means ; — 
apportioning the assessment according to the value of the 
lands thus benefited, independently of any buildings or 
improvements thereon. And also to prescribe and estab- 
lish the time when the proportion of tiie said assessments, 
which is charged upon persons benefited, shall be paid. 

Sect^ 2. The eleventh section of an Ordinance entitled 
" An Ordinance in relation to Common Sewers and Drains," 
passed June 14th, 1841, and also so much of the said Ordi- 
nance as is inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance, 
are hereby repealed. [^Passed March 7, 1844.] 



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An Ordinance foi' the regulation of Hackney Carriages, 
Cabs, and other Carriages, within the City of Boston. 

Be it ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows : 

Sect. 1. No owner, or driver, of any Hackney Car- 
riage, Cab, or other Carriage, shall place such Hackney 
Carriage, Cab, or other Carriage, in any public street, lane, 
avenue, court, place, or square, within the City, to stand 
there, to be employed, unless such owner shall first obtain 
the consent of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City, so to 
place them. 

Sect. 2. Be it further ordained, That whoever shall 
offend against the provisions of this Ordinance, shall forfeit 
and pay, for each offence, a sum not less than two dollars, 
nor more than twenty, to be recovered by complaint before 
the Justices of the Police Court. 

[Passed April 18, 1844.] 



An Ordinance relating to Obstructions in the Streets. 

Be it ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows : 

Sect. 1. No person shall hereafter construct or place 
any portico, porch, window, or step, which shall project 
into any street, lane, public place, or any way of the said 
City, under a penalty of four dollars for each offence, and 
a like penalty for every week that the said portico, porch, 
window, or step shall be continued as aforesaid. 

Sect. 2. No cellar door or door-way, shall hereafter 



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be made in any sidewalk, or projecting into any street, 
lane, public place, or way of the said City, for the purpose 
of being kept open during the day or night time, nor shall 
such cellar door or door-way be kept open or used as a 
customaiy entrance or passage-way from any street, lane, 
public place, or way of said City, into any cellar or other 
part of any building, under a penalty of not less than four 
dollars for each and every day that the said cellar door or 
door-way shall be used or kept open for such purpose. 

Sect. 3. No person being the owner or occupant of 
any building, or having the care thereof, shall permit or 
suffer any cellar door or cellar door-way, which is now or 
shall hereafter be made, and which does or shall project 
into any street, lane, public square, or way of the said City, 
beyond such building, to remain open, or the platform 
thereof to be removed, during any part of the night-time, 
or for more than five hours during the day-time, unless 
duly permitted so to do by the Mayor and Aldermen, or 
by some person authorized by them, under a penalty of not 
more than twenty dollars for each and every offence. 

Sect. 4. All Ordinances and parts of Ordinances here-- 
tofore passed, which are repugnant to, or inconsistent with, 
the provisions of this Ordinance, are hereby repealed. 
IFassed May 30, 1844.] 



An Ordinance in addition to an Ordinance regulating the 
going at large of Cattle. 

Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follovjs : 

All that part of the sixth section of an Ordinance entitled 
" An Ordinance in relation to the Common and Common 
lands of the City, and regulating the going at large of Cat- 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 26 

tie," passed November 4, 1833, whieh provides that any 
inhabitant of South Boston shall be allowed to have one 
Cow go at large, at South Boston, without a keeper ; and 
which further provides that no inhabitant of South Boston 
shall permit any Cow, to him belonging, to go at large 
without a talley on her neck, and the owner's name thereon, 
is hei'eby repealed. [^Passed June 13, 1844.] 



An Ordinance abolishing the office of City Attorney. 

Be it ordained bi/ the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
€is follows : 

That an Ordinance, entitled "An Ordinance establishing 
the oifice of City Attorney," passed April iGtli, 1839, be 
and the s^ame iy hereby repealed. \_Passed Jane 24, 1844.] 



An Ordinance in addition to an Ordinance relating to 
Obst ructions in the Streets. 

Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled^ 
as foUoios : 

The provisions of the first section of an Ordinance en- 
titled " An Ordinance relating to Obstructions in the 
Streets," passed May 30, 1844, are hereby repealed, so far 
as the same relate to any steps, therein mentioned, whicu 
were in progress of completion, or for the erection of which 
contracts had been entered into, and plans agreed upon, at 
the time of the passage of the said Ordinance — provided 



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however, that the said steps shall be finished and completed 
on or before the first day of January, in the year 1845. 
\_Passed December 5, 1844.] 



An Ordinance providing for the discharge of the duties of 
Mayor, in certain cases. 

Be it ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
That during any vacancy in the office of Mayor, all the 
powers and duties heretofore exercised and performed by 
the Mayor, by virtue of any Ordinance, Order, or Resolve 
of the City Council, shall be exercised and performed by 
the Chairman of the Board of Aldermen for the time being. 
[Passed February 7, 1845.] 



An Ordinance in addition to "An Ordinance relating to 
the Boston Lunatic Hospital." 

Be it ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
m follows : 

Sect. 1. There shall be chosen by the City Council, 
annually, in the month of January or February, seven 
persons, including one Alderman and one member of the 
Common Council, who shall be a Board of Visiters of the 
Boston Lunatic Hospital, who shall hold their offices until 
others are chosen in their places, and who shall have all 
the powers and perform all the duties prescribed to the 



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Board of Visiters of the said Hospital, by the Ordinance to 
which this is in addition. 

Sect. 2. All rules and regulations which shall be made 
by the said Board of Visiters, for the employment, compen- 
sation and discharge of the subordinate officers, attendants, 
and domestics, and for the government and management of 
the said Hospital, shall, within one month alter the same 
shall have been made, be submitted to the City Council, 
and such rules and regulations shall be in force until re- 
pealed by said Boai'd of Visiters, or until disapproved of 
by vote of the said City Council. 

Sect. 3. The first section of the Ordinance to which 
this is in addition, passed October 3d, 1842, and all Ordi- 
nances and parts of Ordinances inconsistent herewith, are 
hereby repealed. The powers and duties of the present 
Board of Visiters shall cease upon the election by the City 
Council of the new Board contemplated by this act. 
[Passed March 13, 1845.] 



An Ordinance concerning the assessment and collection of 
Taxes. 

£e if ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows : 

Sect. 1. That a Joint Committee on the Assessors' De- 
partment, consisting of two of the Board of Aldermen, and 
three of the Common Council, shall be annually appointed, 
whose duty it shall be to confer with the Principal Assessors, 
and make such provision for their assistance in taking a 
list of the polls, and in making a valuation of the real and 
personal estates in the respective wards, as the exigency of 
that department may from time to time require. And also 
it shall be the duty of the Assistant Assessors of the respec- 



28 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

tive wards to visit in company with one or more of the 
Principal Assessors, or with such other person or persons as 
the Principal Assessors may, with the concurrence of the 
aforesaid Joint Standing Committee, appoint to perform 
that duty. 

Sect. 2. That so much of the Ordinance concerning 
the assessment and collection of Taxes, passed May iG, 
1836, as is inconsistent herewith, be, and the same hereby 
is repealed. \_Passed May 12, 1845.] 



An Ordinance in addition to an Ordinance for the care and 
management of the Public Lands. 

Be it ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled^ 
as follows : 

Sect. 1. That the fourth section of an Ordinance to 
provide for the care and management of the Public Lands, 
(passed April 10, 1834) is so tar amended that the joint 
committee therein named , may consist of two members of 
the Board of Aldermen, (or the Mayor and one member of 
the Board of Aldermen,) and thi-ee members of the Com- 
mon Council, and any pnivisions contained in the said 
Ordinance inconsistent herewith, ai'e hereby repealed. 

Skct. 2. So much of tlie first section of an Ordinance 
regulating the purchase of fu( 1 ibr the use of the City as 
renders it imperative that the Mayor shall be Chairman of 
the Committee therein appointed, is hereby repealed. 
\_Passed February 9, 1846.] 



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An Ordinance to regulate the proceedings of the Commis- 
sioners for supplying the City of Boston with Pure 
Water. 

Sect. 1. Be it ordained hj the Mayor, Aldermen, and 
Common Council of the City of Boston, in City Council 
assembled, That the Commissioners who may be ap- 
pointed by virtue of the third section of the statute passed 
on the thirtieth day of March last, eiitilled "An Act for 
supplying the City of Boston with Pure Water," shall be 
laiown and called by the name of " The Boston Water 
Commissioners," and the salary of each Water Commis- 
sioner shall be thirty-five hundred dollars per annum, 
payable quarterly. 

Sect. 2. Be it further ordained. That the Boston 
Water Commissioners aforesaid, shall have full power and 
authority, during their continuance in office, to take, by 
purchase or otherwise, all such lands, waters and water 
rights ; to make, in behalf of the City, all such contracts 
and agreements, to appoint and employ all such engineers, 
clerks, agents and laborers, and to procure and purchase 
all such implements and materials, as may be suitable and 
proper for facilitating, expediting and finishing the works, 
and for fully accomplishing the objects and purposes of the 
said statute in the most speedy, economical, advantageous, 
permanent and effectual manner. 

Sect. 3. Be it further ordained, That it shall be the 
duty of the Boston Water Commissioners aforesaid, to ex- 
ercise all reasonable vigilance and care, by personal inspec- 
tion, examination and supervision from day to day, or from 
time to time, as circumstances may require ; to see that all 
the works, matters and things to be done, executed and 
performed by and through their agency and under their 
superintendence, by virtue of the statute aforesaid, shall be 
done, executed and performed in a substantial, economical 
and effectual maimer ; tliat all the officers, agents mid other 



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persons "who may be employed by them in the works afore- 
said, execute and discharge the duties and labors assigned 
to them respectively in a diligent and faithful manner ; and 
that all contracts and agreements made and concluded by 
them in the execution of the duties of their office, are 
faithfully and properly executed and performed. 

Sect. 4. Be it further ordained, That in order to ena- 
ble the City Council seasonably to raise and provide the 
funds necessary for defraying the costs and expenses whieh 
may from time to time be incurred in the prosecution of 
the work, and for carrying into full effect the purposes and 
objects of the statute aforesaid, the Boston Water Commis- 
sioners aforesaid shall, from time to time, seasonably make 
and prepare, with as much particularity as may be useful 
and practicable, estimates for the use of the said City 
Council of such sums of money as, in their judgment, may 
be required, and statements of the purposes for which said 
sums respectively are to be appropriated and applied. 

Sect. 5. Be it further ordained, That whenever the 
Commissioners aforesaid shall take any lands, ponds or 
streams of water, for the purposes mentioned in the statute 
aforesaid, they shall, without unnecessary delay, make and 
deliver to the Mayor of the City of Boston, a certificate 
signed by them, containing a statement of the fact of such 
taking, and a description of the lands, ponds or streams so 
taken, as certain as is required in a common conveyance of 
lands, and a statement of the purpose for which they are so 
taken, to the end that the Mayor aforesaid may cause such 
description and statement, signed by him, to be filed in the 
office of the Registry of Deeds, as required by the first sec- 
tion of the statute aforesaid. 

Sect. 6. Be it further ordained, That in all suits, pro- 
cesses and questions in law or equity, which may be com- 
menced, prosecuted or pending, by or against the City of 
Boston, in any court or before any other tribunal, for or by 
reason of any act, proceeding or contract of the Bostoa 
Water Commissioners aforesaid, or of the City of Boston, 
or for any other cause, arising from the execution of the 
powers and authority given by the provisions of the statute 



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aforesaid, the said Commissioners shall aid and assist the 
counsel employed to appear in behalf of the City, by giving 
information of all facts within their knowledge, and furnish- 
ing any documents, testimony and evidence in their pos- 
session or control, which may be material, important or 
useful in establishing the rights and protecting the interests 
of the said City. 

Sect. 7. Be it further ordained, That the Boston 
Water Commissioners aforesaid, shall enter, or cause to be 
entered in a book to be kept for that purpose, and which 
shall be subject to the inspection and examination of the 
Standing Committee of the City Council on Water, or of 
any other committee appointed by the City Council for that 
purpose, a journal, accoimt or record of all rules, orders, 
votes, appointments, resolutions and other official acts, 
which may, from time to time, be adopted by them ; and 
the said Commissioners shall, at the beginning of each 
month, during their continuance in office, make a report in 
writing to the said Standing Committee, of their proceed- 
ings during the month next preceding such report. And 
the said Standing Committee shall, at the expiration of 
each period of three months, make a written report to the 
City Council, upon the matters committed to them. 

Sect. 8. Be it further ordained, That the Boston 
Water Commissioners shall be, and they are hereby au- 
thorized to draw bills or orders on the Treasurer of the 
City, for such sums of money as may from time to time be 
necessary for the payment of the current costs and ex- 
penses of pei'forming the work and executing and accom- 
plishing the purposes provided for, in and by the statute 
aforesaid, which drafts or bills shall be countersigned by 
the Mayor before payment thereof, and approved in the 
usual mode now adopted in the financial arrangements of 
the City. 

Sect. 9. Be it further ordained, That this ordinance 
and all its provisions, shall be subject to such revision, 
alteration, amendment, or repeal, at the discretion of the 
City CouDcil of the City of Boston aforesaid, as shall not 



32 KECENT ORDINANCES. 

te inconsistent with the provisions of the act of the Legis- 
lature of Massachusetts aforesaid. 

[Passed April 21, 1846. 



An Ordinance providing for the appointment of a City 
Solicitor, and prescribing his duties. 

Sect. 1. Be it ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and 
Common Council of the City of Boston, in City Council 
assembled, That in the month of June, annually, and when- 
ever a vacancy in the office shall occur, there shall be 
chosen, by concurrent vote of both bi-anches of the City 
Council, a Solicitor for the City of Boston, who shall be a 
resident citizen thereof, and who shall have been admitted 
an attorney and counsellor of the courts of the Common- 
wealth, and who shall not hold any other office under the 
City government, during the period for which he is elected ; 
and he shall be removable at the pleasure of the City 
Council. 

Sect. 2. Be it farther ordained. That it shall be the 
duly of said City Solicitor, by himself, or by some person 
by him duly authorized, for whose conduct, skill and faith- 
fulness, he shall be accountable, to draft all bonds, deeds, 
obligations, contracts, leases, conveyances, agreements, and 
other legal instruments, of whatever nature, which may be 
required of him, by any ordinance or order of the Mayor 
and Aldermen, or of the City Council, or which by any 
ordinance or order heretofore passed may be requisite to 
be done and made by the City of Boston and any person 
or persons contracting with the City in its corporate ca- 
pacity, and which by law, usage or agreement, the City is 
to be at the expense of drav,dng. 

Sect, 3. Be it further ordained. That it shall be the 
duty of said City Solicitor to commence and prosecute all 



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actions and suits to be commenced by the City before any 
tribunal in this Conimonweahh, whetlier in law or equity ; 
and also to af)pear in, defend and advocate the rights aiid 
interests of the City, or any of the officers of the City, in 
any suit or prosecution for any act or omission in the dis- 
charge of their official duties, wherein any estate, right, 
privilege, ordinances or acts of the City Government or 
any breach of any ordinance may be brought in c|ue3tion. 
And said Solicitor shall also appear before the Legislature 
of the Commonwealth, or any committee thei^eof, wdiether 
of either or both branches of the same, and there in behalf 
of the City represent, answer for, defend, and advocate the 
interests and welfare of said City, whenever the same may 
be directly or incidentally affected, whether to prosecute 
or defend the same, and he shall in all matters do all and 
every professional act, incident to the office which may be 
required of him by the City Government, or by any joint 
or special committee thereof, or by any ordinance or order 
heretofore passed; and he shall, when required, furnish 
the Mayor and Aldermen, the Common Council, or any 
joint or special committee of either branch thereof^ — and to 
any officer of the City Government, who may require it in 
the official discharge of his duties, with his legal opinion 
on any subject touching the duties of their respective 
offices. 

Sect. 4. Be it further ordained, That in full compen- 
sation for all the services of said Solicitor, he shall receive 
such salai-y as the City Council may from time to time fix 
and determine. In all cases, however, w^hen his attendance 
may be required out of the City, his reasonable travelling 
expenses shall be allowed him ; and in suits and prosecu- 
tions he shall be entitled to receive and retain for his own 
use the legal taxable costs which may be recovered of the 
adverse party, where the City shall recover the same, ac- 
cording to the usage and practice of the courts. 

Sect. 5. Be it further ordained, That all ordinances 
and parts of ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance or 
any provision thereof, be and the same are hereby re- 
pealed. ^Passed April 29, 1846.] 

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34 RECENT ORDINANCES. 



An Ordinance in addition to an Ordinance relating to the 
Boston Lunatic Hospital. 

Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows : 

Sect. 1. The Superintendent of the Boston Lunatic 
Hospital shall, in the month of December annually, repor- 
to the Board of Visiters of said institution, upon such matt 
ters as they may direct in reference to the general state o- 
the Hospital, and condition of the inmates during the pref 
ceding year, ending on the thirtieth day of November; 
and said Board of Visiters shall communicate said report, 
with such further information as they may deem important^ 
to the City Council forthwith. 

Sect. 2. That so much of the 4th section of an ordi- 
nance passed October 3d, 1842, as is inconsistent with this 
ordinance, is hereby repealed. \_Passed Juneji, 1846.3 



An Ordinance for the regulation of Faneuil Hall Market. 

Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows : 

Sect. 1. That the Mayor and Aldermen shall annually, 
in the month of June or July, appoint a Clerk of Faneuil 
Hall Market, who shall be removable at their pleasure, 
and shall receive such compensation for his services as the 
City Council shall annually direct. 

Sect. 2. The Clerk of Faneuil Hall Market shall, 
whenever authoi'ized by the Mayor and Aldermen, employ 



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one or more Deputies, who sluiU be approved by the 
Mayor and Aldermen, and who sliall have power and au- 
thority to assist the Clerk in the execution of" his office, 
and, on any occasion when said Clerk is not present, to 
officiate for him in his stead, and to perform his duties ; 
but no Deputy shall remain in office longer than during 
the approbation of the Mayor and Aldermen, and the said 
Clerk shall be responsible for the conduct of each of his 
Deputies, and such Deputies shall receive such compensa- 
tion for their services as the City Council shall annually 
direct. 

Sect. 3. The Clerk of Faneuil Hall Market, and his 
Deputies shall, under the control of the Mayor and Alder- 
men, have the care and superintendence of said Market; 
and it shall be their duty to preserve order in said Market, 
and to execute and carry into effect all the regulalions, 
orders and ordinances, which may be duly made and estab- 
lished from time to time by the City Council, or the Mayor 
and Aldermen, for the due regulation of the same ; and it 
shall be their duty to enter and prosecute complaints for 
any violations of said regulations, orders and ordinances. 

Sect. 4. The limits of Faneuil Hall Market shall in- 
clude the lower floor, porches and cellars of the building 
called Faneuil Hall Market, and the streets on each side 
thereof called North Market Street and South Market 
Street, and that part of Commercial Street which is be- 
tween Long Wharf and Clinton tStreet, and also Merchants' 
Eow. 

Sect. 5. The said Clerk and his Deputies, under the 
direction of the Mayor and Aldermen, shall have the con- 
trol of all carts, wagons, sleighs and other vehicles and car- 
riages, within the limits of Faneuil Hall Market, and may 
assign stands within the limits of the said Market for the 
sale of provisions and other articles ; and no person shall oc- 
cupy any stand other than such as may be assigned him, 
or keep any cart, wagon, sleigh, or other vehicle or car- 
riage, horse, or other beast, within the limits of said Mar- 
ket for any longer space of time, or shall range or locate 
them in any other manner or form, than such as may be 



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directed by said Clerk or either of his Deputies ; and said 
Clerk and his Deputies shall have power and authority to 
remove from place to place within the limits, (if the owner 
or possessors thereof neglect or refuse after request so to 
remove them, or if the owner or posse-sor be absent there- 
from) all such carts, wagons, sleighs, vehicles and carriages, 
with their contents remaining therein, and all horses and 
other beasts, as shall be ranged or formed in any other 
manner than as directed by said Clerk or either of his 
Deputies, and the owner or person having charge of any 
box, baiTel, cask, crate, basket, package, tub or other ves- 
sel, v/hether empty or not, incumbering any place within 
the limits of said Market House used as passage ways 
either in the said House, or the passage ways to and from 
said House to the middle of the streets, or on the side 
walks beyond three feet from the walls of said House, shall, 
when directed by said Clerk or either of his Deputies, re- 
move the same with their contents, or cause the same with 
their contents to be removed without delay, as the said 
Clerk or either of his Deputies may direct ; and in case of 
neglect or refusal so to do by such owner or possessor, or 
the absence of them for more than an hour's time, the 
owner or possessor thereof, besides being liable for the 
penalty hereinafter mentioned for violation of this ordi- 
nance, shall be liable to pay the expense of such removal 
by the Clerk or either of his Deputies, and the keeping of 
the same, and shall not be entitled to redelivery or pos- 
session of such property so removed by the Clerk or either 
of his Deputies, until the expenses of such removal and 
keeping are paid ; and if said expenses are not paid within 
twenty-four hours after such removal, so much of said 
property so removed may be sold at public auction, after 
being advertised for twenty-four hours, as may be neces- 
sary to produce the amount in- money of said expenses of 
the removal and keeping, and the costs and charges of the 
sale and advertising thereof; and the residue of said prop*- 
erty shall be subject to the disposal of the owner or person 
having charge thereof. 

Sect. 6. All horses and other beasts shall be taken 



KECENT ORDINANCES. 37 

from the carts, wagons, sleighs and other vehicles having 
provisions or articles of any kind for sale therein, and 
which shall stand within the limits aforesaid; and the same 
shall be conducted to a stable, or otherwise removed from 
said limits, by the owner or driver having charge of the 
same ; and it shall be lawful for the said Clerk or either of 
his Deputies, whenever he, or either of them, shall find any 
cart, wagon, sleigh, vehicle or other carriage, or any ox, 
horse or other beast, standing or being within the said 
limits in a manner or in a place not authorized by law and 
by the ordinances of said City, and not permitted by the 
consent and direction of said Clerk or either of his Depu- 
ties, or abandoned and left unprotected for more than one 
hour's time, or found within the limits of the Market on 
any part of the Lord's day or evening., to cause such cart, 
wagon, sleigh, vehicle, or other carriage with its contents 
therein, and such ox, horse or other beast, to be conducted 
to some stable or other suitable place ; and the owner or 
person having the care or keeping thereof shall be liable to 
pay, before the redelivery thereof to him, the entire cost 
and expense of the removal and keeping thereof, during 
the time it shall be in said stable or other suitable place, 
together with such further sum of money to the City, not 
exceeding Two Dollars, for the trouble arising in that be- 
half, as the said Clerk or either of his Deputies shall de- 
mand, the same to be paid to, and accounted for by, said 
Clerk or his Deputies, to said City. 

Sect. 7. No person shall at any time, without the per- 
mission of said Clerk or either of his Deputies, occupy any 
stand within the limits of said Market, with cart, wagon, 
sleigh, vehicle, carriage, bench, box, basket, barrel, cask, 
crate, tub, or other vessel or otherwise, for the purpose of 
vending any articles within the limits of said Market, un- 
less he shall, before selling or offering for sale such arti- 
cles, satisfy the Clerk or either of his Deputies, upon the 
request of either of them by legal proof, or his own certifi- 
cate in writing, that all the said articles, enumerating them, 
are the produce of his own farm, or of some farm not more 
distant than three miles from his own dwelling house ; and 



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every person occupying any such stand in any of the above- 
mentioned manners, or v/ith any of said carriages or ves- 
sels, contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance, shall, 
when directed by the said Clerk or either of his Deputies, 
forthwith remove without the limits of said Market, and 
cause his cart, or other carriage and all his boxes and other 
vessels, with their contents also, to be removed out of the 
limits of said Market; and if said certificate be false, the 
signer thereof shall forfeit and pay a penalty not exceeding 
Twenty Dollars, and also the said Clerk and his Deputies 
shall have power and authority to remove the same in the 
manner provided in the fifth and sixth sections of this 
Ordinance, or either of them. 

Sect. 8. When any person occupying any stand in the 
streets within the limits of said Market shall employ any 
agent or servant to sell in said Market any articles for 
him, or on his account, such servant or agent shall not sell 
any articles upon account of or for any other person than 
the person so employing him, nor shall any person occupy- 
ing a stand as aforesaid, or his servant or agent, be permit- 
ted to purchase any provisions or other articles within the 
limits of said Market, for the purpose of selling the same 
therein again, or exposing the same therein for sale, or per- 
mitting any person to sell the same for him therein ; nor 
shall he be permitted to sell within said limits, or expose 
for sale therein, any jDrovisions or other articles for, or on 
account of, any person not entitled to a stand therein by 
the terms of this Ordinance. 

Sect. 9. All butter brought within the limits of said 
Market for sale, shall be sold by weight, and if it is in 
lumps, each lump shall contain one or more even or inte- 
gral pounds, half or quarter pound's weight, and the Clerk 
and his Deputies shall have power and authority to take 
and weigh all butter in lumps so exposed for sale in said 
Market, and if found deficient in weight thereof, to destroy 
the form of said lumps. 

Sect. 10. If any person shall, within the limits of said 
Market, sell, or offer to sell or exhibit for sale, any article 
which shall be deficient in the weight or measure for which 



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he sells the same or offers or exhibits the same for sale, or 
shall practice any fraudulent dealing within said limits, and 
shall be convicted thereof, or shall be convicted of any 
breach of this Ordinance, or either of the offences enume- 
rated in it, he shall not be permitted to use or hire a stall, 
or have or occupy a stand within the limits of said Market, 
either as principal, servant or agent, for the purpose of 
selling or offering for sale any articles in said Market, for 
the term of one year from and after such conviction, unless 
specially authorized by the Mayor and Aldermen so to do, 
after such conviction, and their knowledge of the same. 

Sect. 11. The several stalls in said Market shall he 
leased to the respective occupants by written leases, the 
conditions of which shall be prescribed by the Mayor and 
Aldermen ; and the rent thereof, together with the rent of 
the cellars under said stalls, shall be paid to the said Clerk 
of the Market, or to such person as the JNIayor and Aldei"- 
men shall appoint, and at such times as the IMayor and 
Aldermen shall determine ; and such lessees shall not un- 
derlet the same, or any part of said stalls or cellars, nor 
permit the same, or any part thereof, to be occupied by 
any other person without the assent of the Mayor and 
Aldermen, under the penalty of forfeiting the right to their 
respective cellars, stalls and leases. 

Sect. 12. The said lessees shall not throw, or permit 
to be thrown, or to remain within the precincts of their 
respective stalls, any offal, animal substance, scrapings, or 
any kind of dirt, filth, useless or offensive matter, but shall 
forthwith remove the same, or cause the same to be depos- 
ited in some tight vessel, to be approved of by the said 
Clerk or either of his Deputies, and to be removed by said 
lessee as the said Clerk or either of his Deputies shall 
direct. 

Sect. 13. No person shall throw or sweep any offal, 
animal or vegetable substance, scrapings or sw^eepings, 
damaged salt or pickle, or foul w^ater, from the stalls or 
cellars into the passage ways, or on the side walks, or into 
the streets adjoining said Market House, at any time during 
the day or night. Nor shall any person within the limits 



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"of said Market, sell, or offer to sell or expose for sale, or 
liave in his possession, any meat, fish, bread, vegetables, 
tallow, skins, pelts, poultry or otlier articles, which in the 
opinion of said Clerk or either of his Deputies, shall be 
diseased, corrupted, tainted or unwholesome ; but such per- 
son shall, when directed by said Clerk or either of his 
Deputies, forthwith remove all such articles from said 
limits to such suitable place as the said Clerk or either of 
his Deputies shall order ; and if such person shall refuse 
or neglect to comply with such direction, or if the owner or 
person having charge of such articles be absent for more 
than one hour's time, the said Clerk or either of his Depu- 
ties shall forthwith remove the same or cause the same to 
be removed from said limits to such suitable place as afore- 
said, at the expense of such person ; and if in the judgment 
of said Clerk or either of his Deputies, it shall be necessary 
for the public health, it shall be their duty to destroy the 
same, and if any person shall hinder, obstruct or molest 
said Clerk or any of his Deputies in the premises, he shall 
forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding Twenty Dollars for 
■each offence. 

Sect. 14. When the lessee of any stall or occupant of 
any cellar in said Market House, shall from any cause 
whatever vacate the same, or shall receive notice from the 
Mayor and Aldermen to vacate the same, or shall neglect 
or refuse to pay his rent for the space of twenty -four hours, 
or shall neglect or refuse to comply with any regulations 
established for the good order and cleanliness of the said 
Market House, and its entries, passage ways, side walks 
and the streets adjoining said House, the stall or stalls and 
cellar of such lessee shall thereupon revert to the City and 
l)e at the disposal of the Mayor and Aldermen. 

Sect. 15. No person shall, within the walls of Faneuil 
Hall Market House, or on the side walks of the same, nor 
within the aforesaid limits of the said Market, play at any 
game, or lie down, or sleep, or behave in a disorderly, noisy 
or riotous manner ; nor shall any person within the limits 
of said Market, smoke, or have in his possession, any 
lighted pipe or segar. And it shall be the duty of the said 



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Clerk and his Deputies to prevent idle and disorderly per- 
sons, itinerant pedlers, and transient persons selling news- 
papers, matches or other articles, or making outcries or 
noises, from frequenting or tarrying in said Market House 
or within the limits of said Market, and to cause all such 
persons so offending to be removed and to be prosecuted. 

Sect. 1G. No horse or other beast, and no cart, wagon, 
sleigh or other vehicle, shall be permitted to stand within 
the limits of said Market on any part of the Lord's Day 
or evening, nor shall any person continue to do business 
within the limits of said Market on any week day after the 
sunsetting of such day excepting on Saturdays, and on the 
evenings immediately preceding Thanksgiving and Christ- 
mas days, nor on any evening after the closing of the Mar- 
ket House ; and if any person shall place or leave any 
wagon, cart, sleigh or other vehicle, box, barrel, crate, cask 
or other vessel, empty or otherwise, within the limits of 
said Market on any part of the Lord's day or evening, or 
any week day after sunset, excepting on Saturdays, and on 
the evenings immediately preceding Thanksgiving and 
Christmas days, or on any evening after the closing of the 
Market House, he shall forfeit a penally not exceeding 
Twenty Dollars ; and the said Clerk or either of his Depu- 
ties may cause the same to be removed, in the manner pro- 
vided in the fifth and sixth sections of this Ordinance, or 
either of them. 

Sect. 17. Lessees of stalls and occupants of stands 
shall not incumber the main passage way or cross passages 
within the said Market House, nor the passage ways out- 
side of said House in front of the door ways and leading 
into the middle of the streets, nor any of the avenues lead- 
ing to and from the said Market, with any casks, barrels, 
^ meat, or other articles or incumbrances. 

Sect. 18. No person, unless duly authorized by the 
Mayor and Aldermen, shall stand in any of the streets, 
lanes, alleys, squares, or public places of said City, with 
any cart, wagon, sleigh or other vehicle, horses or other 
beasts, having meat, poultry, vegetables or other articles of 
provision for sale ; nor be allowed to place any stall, bench, 



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box, basket, barrel, block or table therein, on which to ex- 
hibit any such articles for sale. 

Sect. 19. Every person offending against any of the 
provisions of this Ordinance, shall, in addition to the penal- 
ties before prescribed, forfeit and pay a sum not less than 
Two Dollars, nor more than Twenty Dollars, to be recov- 
ered on complaint before the Police Court of the City of 
Boston ; but in no case shall all the penalties for one 
offence exceed the sum of Twenty Dollars. 

Sect. 20. The Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance for 
the Regulation of Faneuil Hall Market," passed on the 
second day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and forty-three, is hereby repealed ; but na 
Ordinance or by-law which was repealed by the passing of 
the same shall be revived by the repeal thereof; and all 
officers appointed under said Ordinance shall continue to 
hold their offices until others are appointed in their stead ; 
and the repeal of said Ordinance shall in nowise affect or 
terminate any prosecution now pending for the violation of 
any of its provisions. [^Passed October 26, 1846.J 



An Ordinance relating to the Preservation of Eoston 
Harbor. 

Be it ordained hij the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows : 

There shall be appointed annually, a Joint Standing , 
Committee of the City Council, consisting of two members 
of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and three members 
of the Common Council, whose duty it shall be to suggest 
such measures, and do and perform such acts, as may by 
them from time to time be deemed necessary for the preser- 
vation of Boston Harbor, and the security of the rights and 



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interests of the City therein ; provitled no expense shall be 
incurred exceeding the appropriation previously made Ijy 
the City Council for these purposes. 

[Passed November 12, 1846.] 



An Ordinance in addition to an Ordinance to provide for 
the care and management of the Public Lands. 

Be it ordained hy the Mayoi\ Aldermen, and Common 
Coancil of the City of Boston, in City Council assemblect, 
as follovjs : 

Sect. 1. There shall be chosen annually in the month 
of February or March, and whenever a vacancy may occur, 
by concurrent vote of the two branches of the City Coun- 
cil, a Superintendent of Public Lands. He shall be re- 
movable at the pleasure of the City Council, and shall 
receive such compensation as the said City Council shall 
from time to time fix and determine. 

Sect. 2. The said Superintendent shall execute and 
perform all the duties now required of the said ofBcer by 
the Ordinance to which this is in addition, passed April 1(3, 
1834. 

Sect. 3. There shall be annually chosen in the month 
of April or May, and whenever a vacancy shall occur, by 
concuiTent vote of the two branches of the City Council, a 
Superintendent of Public Buildings, who shall execute and 
perform all the duties prescribed for the said officer, by an 
Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance in addition to an Ordi- 
nance to provide for the care and management of the Pub- 
lic Lands," passed September 17, 1840. 

Sect. 4. The first section of an Ordinance entitled 
"An Ordinance to provide for the care and management of 
.the Public Lands," passed April 10th, 1834, and the first 



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section of an Ordinance in addition thereto, passed Septem- 
ber 17, 1840, are hereby repealed. 

[_Fa$sed December 24, 1846.] 



An Ordinance relating to Printing. 

Be it ordained hy the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common 
Council of the City of Boston, in City Council assembled, 
as follows: 

Sect. 1. That there be appointed annually, in the month 
of January, a Joint Standing Committee of the City Coun- 
cil, to be called the Committee on Printing, consisting of 
one member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and 
two members of the Common Council, whose duty it shall 
be to contract for the City Printing, to see that the work 
performed, and the materials provided, are in conformity 
with the terms of the contract ; and to approve all bills for 
Printing. 

Sect. 2. That the Committee on Printing be directed 
to advertise for sealed proposals for executing all the City 
Printing, said proposals to be sent to the City Auditor on 
or before the first day of February, 1847, according to the 
following scale, viz : 

Composition, on all Book and Pamphlet work, 
Ordinances, Reports, &c. &c., per 1,000 M's, - 
(Rule and Figure work, and tabular work, to 
be charged double price for the composition. 
All work on Scrip Type to be measured in 
Bourgeois.) 

Press Work, of 250 sheets, (both sides) pep 
token, --___-- 

(All less than 250 sheets to be charged one 
token, all above pro rata.) , 



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45 



All Blanks on Folio Post Paper, for 1 quire, - 
For each additional quire to 17, - 
For one Ream, and all over, per Ream, 

All Blanks on Letter, Pot, or Foolscap Paper, 
For one quire, ------ 

For each additional quire to 17, - 

For one ream and all over, at - - - 

All Blanks and Billet notices on half a sheet of 
letter, or other paper, for 50 or a less number, - 

For 100, 

For each additional 100 copies, - - - 

Hand Bills, (quarto or otherwise) for 100 or less, - 
For each additional 100 to 900, - 
For 1,000 copies and all over, at - - ,- 

Voting Lists, three to each Ward, (37 forms) the 
usual number of copies (24) per form, - 

Cards, of all sizes, per Pack, - - - 

Notifications for Ward and Public Meetings, 
For one thousand, _ - - - - 

For each additional 1,000, - - - - 
All other work not herein enumerated, at proportional 

rates. 

The paper used on the above work to be of as good 

quality as that used on the same class of work the past 

year. 

Paper, Binding, and Stationery furnished, to be paid for 

at the market price, and vouchers to be produced when 

required. \_Passcd, December 24, 1846-] 



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An Act concerning the House for the Reformation and 
Employment of Juvenile Offenders in tlie City of Boston. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives, in General Court assembled, and hy the authority of 
the same, as follows : 

Sect. 1. The City of Boston is hereby authorized to 
establish, in any building or buildings, or part of any build- 
ing, used by said City, as a House of Industry, or for any 
other purpose, a separate branch or branches of said House 
of Reformation and Employment for Females, or for the 
separate classification of such females. 

Sect. 2. The Municipal or Police Court of said City, 
upon the complaint, under oath, of the Mayor, or any Alder- 
man thereof, or of any of the Directors of the House of 
Industry, or of the said House of Reformation and Employ- 
ment, or of the Overseers of the Poor of said City, that 
any child or children live an idle and dissolute life, and that 
their parents are dead, or, if living, do, from vice, or any 
other cause, neglect to provide suitable employment for, or 
to exercise salutary control over, such child or children, 
shall have power, upon conviction thereof, to sentence such 
child, or children, to such House of Reformation and Em- 
ployment, to be kept and governed according to law. 

Sect. 3. Nothing herein is to be construed to take away 
the right of appeal, in the cases aforesaid, from the Police 
Court to the Municipal Court aforesaid. 

[^Approved by the Governor, March 21, 1843.] 



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An Act relating to the Registry and Returns of Births, 
Marriages, and Deaths. 

■ Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of 
the same, as follows : 

Sect. 1. Tlie Clerks of the several Cities and Towns 
in this Commonwealth shall, annually, in tlie month of June, 
transmit to the Secretary of the Commonwealth a certified 
copy of their record of births, marriages and deaths, which 
have occurred within their respective Cities and Towns 
during the year next preceding the first day of said month. 

The births shall be numbered and recorded in the order 
in which they are received by the Clerk. The record of 
births shall state in separate columns the date of the birth, 
the place of birth, the name of the child, (if it have any,) 
the sex of the child, name and surname of one or both of 
the parents, occupation of the father, residence of the 
parents, and the time when the record was made. 

The marriages shall be numbered and recorded in the 
order in which they are received by the Clerk. The record 
of marriages shall state in separate columns, the date of the 
marriage, the place of the marriage, the name, residence 
and official station of the pei'son by whom married, the 
names and surnames of the parlies, the residence of each, 
the age of each, the condition of each, (whether single or 
widowed,) the occupation, names of the parents, and the 
time when the record was made. 

The deaths shall be numbered and recorded in the order 
in Avhich they are received by the Clerk. The record of 
deaths shall state in separate columns the date of the death, 
the name and surname of the deceased, the sex, condition, 
(whether single or maiTied,) age, occupation, place of 
death, plaee of birth, names of the parents, disease or 
causes of death, and the time when the record was made. 

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48 RECENTLAWS. 

sliall, annually, in tlie month of May, ascertain from actual 
inquiry or otherwise, all the births which have happened 
within such City or Town, during the year next preceding 
the first day of said May, together with the facts concern- 
ing bii-ths required by the first section of this act, and shall 
make- an accurate return thereof to the Clerk of such City 
or Town, on or before the last day of said May ; and the 
said School Committee, or other person authorized by them 
to make such returns, shall be entitled to. receive from the 
Treasury of such City or Town, five cents for each and 
every birth so returned. 

Skct. 3. Every justice, minister and clerk, or keeper 
of the records of the meeting wherein any marriages among 
the Friends or Quakers shall be solemnized, shall make a 
record of each marriage solemnized before him, together 
with all the facts relating to marriages required by the first 
section of this act ; and each such justice, minister, clerk 
or keeper, shall, between the first and tenth days of each 
month, xeturn a copy of the record for the month next pre- 
ceding, to the Clerk of the City or Town in which the mar- 
riage was solemnized ; and every person as aforesaid, who 
shall neglect to make the returns required by this section, 
shall be liable to the penalty provided in the eighteenth sec- 
tion of the seventy -fifth chapter of the Revised Statutes. 

Sect. 4. Each sexton, or other person, having the 
charge of any burial gi'ound in this Commonwealth, shall, 
on or before the tenth day of each month, make returns of 
all the facts required by the first section of this act, con- 
nected with the death of any person whose burial he may 
have superintended during the month next preceding, to 
the Clerk of the City or Town in which such deceased per- 
son resided at the time of his death. And such sexton, or 
other person, shall be entitled to receive fi-om the Treasury 
of the City or Town to which the return is made, five cents 
for the return of each death made agreeably to the pro- 
visions of this act. 

Sect. 5. The Clerk of each City or Town shall be en- 
titled to receive from the Treasuzy of such City or Town^ 



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eight cents for the record of each birth and death : provided 
such Clerk shall comply with this act in all respects. 

Sect. 6. It shall be the duty of the Clerks of the sev- 
eral Cities and Towns, to make such distribution of blank 
forms of returns as shall be designated by the Secretary of 
the Commonweahh. 

Sect. 7. The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall 
prepare and furnish to the Clerks of the several Cities and 
Towns in this Commonwealth, blank books of suitable 
quality and size, to be used as books of record, according 
to the provisions of this act, and also blank forms of returns, 
as herein before specified, and shall accompany the same 
with such instructions and explanations as may be neces- 
sary and useful ; and he shall receive said returns, and 
prepare therefrom such tabular results, as will render them 
of practical utility, and shall make report thereof annually 
to the Legislature, and generally shall do whatever may be 
required to carry into effect the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 8. Any Clerk who shall neglect to comply with 
the requirements of this act, shall be liable to a penalty of 
ten dollars, to be recovered for the use of any City or Town 
where such neglect shall be proved to have existed. 

Sect. 9. An act entitled "An Act relating to the Regis- 
try of Births, Marriages, and Deaths," passed on the third 
day of March, in the year one thousand, eight hundred and 
forty-two, is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect from and after its 
passage. \_Approved hy the Governor, March 16, 1844.] 



An Act concerning Alien Passengers. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives, in Genercd Court assembled, and hy the authority of 
the same, as follows : 

The Treasurer of every Town and City in this Common- 

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50 RECENTLAWS. 

wealth, shall pay into the Treasury of the Commonwealth, 
the sums now remaining in their hands, received from alien 
passengers ; and said Town and City Treasurers shall annu- 
ally, hereafter, in the month of 31 ay, pay into the Treasury 
of the Commonwealth, all balances remaining in their hands, 
under the provisions of the two hundred and thirty-eighth 
chapter of the statutes of the year one thousand eight hun- 
dred and thirty-seven. 

\_Approved by the Governor, February 26, 1845.] ' 



An Act regulating the use of Steam Engines and Furnaces. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives, in General Court asseynbled, and by the authority of 
the same, as follows : 

Sect. 1. No furnace for melting of iron, or stationary 
steam engine, designed for use in any mill for the planing 
or sawing of boards, or turning of wood in any form, or 
when any other fuel than coal is used to create steam, shall 
hereafter be erected, or put up to be used, in any city or 
town in this Commonwealth, unless the Mayor and Alder- 
men of such city, or Selectmen of such town, shall have 
previously granted license therefor, designating the place 
where the building or buildings shall be erected, in which 
such steam engine or furnace shall be used, the materials 
and construction thereof, and such other provisions and 
limitations, as to the height of flues, and protection against 
fire, as they shall judge necessary for the safety of the 
neighborhood ; such license to be granted on written appli- 
cation, and to be recorded in the records of such city or 
town. 

Sect. 2. Whenever the Mayor and Aldermen of any 
city, or the Selectmen of any town, after due notice in writ- 
ing to the owner of any such steam engine or furnace here- 



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tofore erected, or in use, and a licaring of the mattci', shall 
adjudge the same to be dangerous, or a nuisance to the 
neighborhood, they may make and record an order^ pre- 
scribing such rules, restrictions and alterations, as to the 
building in which such steam engine or furnace is con- 
structed or used, the construction and height of its smoke 
flues, or other provisions, as they shall deem the safety of 
the neighborhood to require ; and it shall be the duty of 
the city or town clerk to deliver a copy of such order to a 
constable, who shall serve such owner with an attested 
ccpy thereof, and make return of his doings thereon to said 
clerk, within three days from the delivery thereof to him. 

Sect. 3. Any such engine or furnace hereafter erected 
without license, made and recorded as aforesaid in section 
first, shall be deemed and taken to be a common nuisance, 
without any other proof thereof than proof of its use ; and 
any steam engine or furnace used contrary to the provis- 
ions of section second of this act, shall be taken and deemed 
to be a common nuisance. 

Sect. 4. The Mayor and Aldermen of any city, or 
Selectmen of any town, shall have the same power and au- 
thority to abate and remove any such steam engine or fur- 
nace erected or used contrary to the provisions of this act, 
as are given to the Board of Health, in the tenth and 
eleventh sections of the twenty-first chapter of the Revised 
Statutes. 

Sect. 5, Wlienever application shall be made for license 
as aforesaid, the Mayor and Aldermen of any city, or Select- 
men of any town, shall assign a time and place for the con- 
sideration of the same, and shall cause public notice thereof 
to be given at least fourteen days beforehand, in such man- 
ner as said Mayor and Aldermen or Selectmen may direct, 
and at the expense of the applicant, in order that all pei'- 
sons interested may be heard before the granting of a 
license. 

Sect. 6, Any owner of a steam engine or furnace, ag- 
grieved by any such order, as provided in section second 
of this act, may apply to the Court of Common Pleas, if 
sittting in the county, in which such engine or furnace is 



63 RECENTLAWS. 

situated, or to any justice thereof in vacation, for a jury, 
and such court or justice shall issue a warrant for a jury to 
be impannelled by the sheriff, in the same manner as is 
provided in tlae twenty-fourth chapter of the Revised Stat- 
utes, in regard to the laying out of highways ; such appli- 
cation shall be made within three days after such order is 
served upon the said owner; and the said jury shall be 
impannelled within fourteen days from the issuing of said 
warrant. 

Sect. 7. Upon any application to said Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, or to any justice thereof, for a jury, said court 
or justice, on granting the same, may, in its or his discre- 
tion, issue an injunction restraining the farther use of said 
engine or furnace, until the final determination of such ap- 
plication by the jury and court to which such verdict may 
be returned. 

Sect. 8. The jury shall find a verdict either affirming 
or annulling the said order in full, or making alterations 
therein, as they may see fit ; which verdict shall be returned 
to the next term of the said court by the sheriff for accept- 
ance, in like manner as in the case of highways, and, which 
verdict being accepted, shall be binding to the same effect 
as the original order would have been without such appeal. 

Sect. 9. If the verdict shall affirm such order, costs 
shall be recovered by the city or town against such appli- 
cant ; if the verdict shall annul such order in whole, dam- 
ages and costs shall be recovered by the complainant against 
such city or town ; and in case the verdict shall alter such 
order in part, the court may render such judgment as to 
costs, as to justice shall appertain. 

Sect. 10. This act shall not be in force in any town or 
city, unless the inhabitants of the town, or the City Council 
of the city, shall adopt the same at a legal meeting of said 
inhabitants or City Council called for that purpose. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect from and after its 
passage. 

[^Approved hy the Governor, March 25, 1845.^] 



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An Act providing, in certain cases, for the Election of 
City Officers. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of 
the same, as follows : 

Sect. 1. Whenever it shall appear, by the regular re- 
turns of the elections of the City otHcers, in any City in this 
Commonwealth, which, by a vote of its City Councils, shall 
adopt this act, that a Mayor has not been chosen, or that a 
full Board of Aldermen has not been elected, such of the 
Board of Aldermen, whether they constitute a quorum or 
not, as may have been chosen, shall issue their warrant, in 
usual form, for the election of a Mayor, or such nxembers of 
the Board of Aldermen as may be necessary, and the same 
proceedings shall be had and repeated, until the election of 
a Mayor and Aldermen shall be completed, and all vacancies 
be filled in the said Board; and in case neither a Mayor 
nor any Aldermen shall be elected at the usual time for 
electing the same, and after the powers of the former Mayor, 
and Mayor and Aldermen, shall have ceased, it shall be the 
duty of the President of the Common Council, to issue his 
warrant, in the same manner as the Board of Aldermen 
would have done, if elected, and the same proceedings shall 
be had and repeated, until a Mayor, or one or more Alder- 
men, shall be elected. 

Sect. 2. Whenever it shall appear to the Mayor and 
Aldermen, that there is a vacancy in either the Board of 
Aldermen, or in the Common Council, or in any of the City 
or Ward offices, it shall be the duty of the Mayor and 
Aldermen to issue their Avarrant for elections, in due form, 
to fill all such vacancies in each and all of the said Boards 
and offices, at such time and place as in their judgment may 
be deemed advisable. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of all Ward officers, au- 
thorized to preside and act at such elections, to attend and 



54 RECENTLAWS, 

perfoi'm their respective duties, at the times and places ap- 
pointed for elections of any officers, whether of the United 
States, State, City, or Wards, and to make and sign the 
regular returns of the same ; and in case of the absence of 
any or either of the Ward officers, at any meeting for elec- 
tions, or other purposes, such office may be filled, pro tem- 
pore, by the legal voters present, which may be done by 
nomination and hand votes, if the voters present so deter- 
mine. 

Sect. 4. In case of the non-election of a Mayor, the 
Chairman of the Board of Aldermen shall discharge all the 
duties incumbent on the Mayor of the City, prescribed by 
the City Charter, or any other law, or any ordinance of any 
City adopting this act, which now or hereafter may be re- 
quired of him, until a Mayor shall be chosen and duly 
sworn to the discharge of his duties ; and such Chairman, 
with the Board of Aldermen, shall discharge all the duties 
incumbent on the Mayor and Aldermen. 

Sect. 5. All City officers, after their election, shall be 
held to discharge the duties to which they have been 
elected, being residents of the Ward at the time of their 
election, notwithstanding their removal afterwards out of 
their Ward into any other Ward of the City. 

'[Approved by the Governor, March 25, 1845.] 



All Act concerning Streets and Ways in the City of 
Boston. 

£e it enacted ly the Senate 'and House of Representa- 
tives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of 
the same, as follows : 

Sect. 1. When any street or way, which now is, or 
hereafter shall be opened in the City of Boston, over any 
private land, by the owners thereof, and dedicated to, or 



RECENTLAWS. 65 

permitted to be used by the public, before such street shall 
have been accepted and laid out according to law, it shall 
be the duty of the owners of tlie lots abutting thereon, to 
grade such street or way at their own expense, in such 
manner as tlie safety and convenience of the public shall, 
in the opinion of the Mayor and Aldermen of said City, re- 
quire ; and if the owners of such abutting lots shall, after 
reasonable notice given by the said Mayor and Aldermen, 
neglect or refuse to grade such street or way in manner 
aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the said Mayor and Alder- 
men to cause the same to be graded as aforesaid, and the 
expense thereof shall, after due notice to the parties inter- 
ested, be equitably assessed upon the owners of such abut- 
ting lots, by the said Mayor and Aldermen, in such propor- 
tions as they shall judge reasonable ; and all assessments so 
made shall be a lien upon such abutting lands, in like man- 
ner as taxes are now a lien upon real estate : provided, 
always, that nothing contained in this act shall be construed 
to atfect any agreements heretofore made respecting any 
such streets or ways as aforesaid, between such owners and 
said City : provided, also, that any such grading of any 
street or way by the Mayor and Aldermen as aforesaid, 
shall not be construed to be an acceptance of such street or 
way by the City of Boston. 

Sect. 2. Is'o street or way shall hereafter be opened as 
aforesaid in said City, of a less width than thirty feet, ex- 
cept with the consent of said Mayor and Aldermen, in 
writing, first had and obtained for that purpose. 

Sect. S. This act shall take effect in thirty days from 
the passing thereof, unless the City Council of said City 
shall, within that time, vote not to accept the same. 
^Apj)rQved hy the Governor, March 26, 1845.] 



56 RECENTLAWS 



All Act to provide for the Government and Management 
of Houses of Correction, in certain cases. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives, in General Court assemhledj and by the authority of 
the same, as follows : 

Sect. 1. Whenever any House of Correction shall be 
united in one and the same building or establishment with 
the Jail in any county, except Suffolk, the Sherif of such 
county shall have the custody, rule and charge of the same, 
and of all prisoners therein, and shall keep the same him- 
self, or by his Deputy or Jailer, for whom he shall be respon- 
sible ; and the powers and duties of such keeper shall be 
the same as those of a master of a House of Correction by 
law now are. 

Sect. 2. The county commissioners in such county, 
shall have the same authority to appoint overseers of Houses 
of Correction, so situated, as by law they now have ; and 
the powers and duties of said overseers shall be the same 
as by law they now are : provided, that they shall make no 
contracts for the labor of prisoners, to be performed without 
the yards of said house, or whereby the safe-keeping of any 
prisoner may be endangered, unless the Sheriff consent to 
the same. 

Sect. 3. The said commissioners, in such county or 
counties, shall, in the months of May and November, in 
each year, make an allowance to the said keeper, of a rea- 
sonable sum, for his services, and for the support of the 
prisoners under his charge, and other necessary expenses ; 
and in case the said commissioners shall neglect or refuse 
to make such allowance, or the said keeper shall be dissat- 
isfied with the amount thereof, he may present his petition, 
showing the facts, to the Court of Common Pleas next to 
be holden in and for said county, who shall cause notice 
thereof to be given the chairman of said commissioners, and 
after hearing the matter of said petition, may determine the 



RECENTLAWS. 67 

amount of such allowance, and pass such further order in 
the premises as law and justice may require. 

Sect. 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent wiili the 
provisions of this act, are hereby repealed. 

[^Approved hy the Governor, February 4, 1846.] 



An Act concerning the City of Boston. 

Be it enacted ly the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of 
the same, as follows : 

Sect. 1. All and singular the acts and doings of the 
Board of Aldermen of the City of Boston, or of the Chair- 
man thereof, during the year one thousand eight hundred 
and forty-five, and one thousand eight hundred and forty- 
six, purporting to have been official acts and doings on be- 
half of said City, in the absence of the Mayor thereof, and 
which might have been legally done and performed by said 
Mayor alone, or by said Mayor and Aldermen together, 
whether in relation to any deeds, leases, agreements, inden- 
tures or assurances, drafts on the City Treasury, or any 
other matter or thing within the official powers and duties 
of the said Mayor alone, or said Mayor and Aldermen to- 
gether ; and whether by concurrent vote with the Common 
Council or otherwise, shall be deemed to have, and shall 
have the same force and effect, to all intents and purposes, 
as if said acts and doings had been done and performed by 
said Mayor alone, or by said Mayor and Aldermen to- 
gether. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its 
passage. [Approved by the Governor, February 1 9, 1846.] 



58 RECENTLAWS. 



An Act relating to the erection of Furnaces for the making 
of Glass. 

Be it enacted hj the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives, in General Court assembled, and hy the authority of 
the same, as follows : 

Sect. 1. No furnace for tlie making of glass shall be 
hereafter erected or put up for use in any City or Town in 
this Commonwealth, unless a license therefor shall be first 
granted in the manner provided in the first section of the 
one hundred and ninety-seventh chapter of the acts of the 
Legislature, passed in the year one thousand eight hundred 
and forty-five, and such license shall be applied for, granted 
and recorded in the manner provided in said act. 

Sect. 2. Any such furnace hereafter erected, without 
such license, shall be deemed and taken to be a common 
nuisance, without any other proof than proof of its use, 
and may be abated and removed in the manner provided in 
said act. 

Sect. 3. This act shall not be in force in any Town or 
City, unless the same shall be adopted in the manner pro- 
vided in the tenth section of the act aforesaid. 

Sect. 4. This act shall be in force from and after its 
passage. \_Approved hy the Governor, March 12, 1846.] 



An Act for supplymg the City -of Boston with Pure Water. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of 
the same, as folloios : 

Sect. 1. The City of Boston is hereby authorized, by 
and through the agency of three commissioners, to be ap- 



R E C E N T L A VV S , OV 

pointed in the manner hereinafter provided, to take, hold 
and convey to, into and through the said City, the water of 
Long Pond, so called, in the Towns of Natick, Wayland 
and Framingham, and the waters which may flow into and 
from the same, and any other ponds and streams within the 
distance of four miles from said Long Pond, and any Avater 
rights connected therewith ; and may also take and hold, by 
purchase or otherwise, any lands or real estate necessary 
for laying and maintaining aqueducts for conducting, dis- 
charging, disposing of, and distributing water, and for form- 
ing reservoirs ; and may also take and hold any land on 
and around the margin of said Long Pond, not exceeding 
five rods in width, measuring from the verge of said pond, 
when the same shall be raised to the level of eight feet 
above the floor of the flume at the outlet thereof, and on 
and around the said other ponds and streams, so f;xr as 
may be necessary for the preservation and purity of the 
same, for the purpose of furnishing a supply of pure water 
for the said City of Boston. The City of Boston shall, 
within sixty days from the time they shall take any lands 
or ponds or streams of water for the purposes of tliis act, 
file, in the office of the Registry of Deeds, for the county 
where they are situate, a description of the lands, ponds or 
streams of water so taken, as certain as is required in a 
common conveyance of lands, and a statement of the pur- 
pose for which taken, which said description and statement 
shall be signed by the said Mayor. 

Sect. 2. The said City may, by and through the same 
agency, make and build one or more permanent aqueducts, 
from any of the aforesaid water sources, to, into and through 
the said City, and secure and maintain the same by any 
works suitable therefor ; may connect the said water sources 
with each other ; may erect and maintain dams to raise and 
retain the waters therein ; may make and maintain reservoirs 
within and without the said City ; may make and establish 
such public hydrants, in such places as may, from time to 
time, be deemed proper, and prescribe the purposes for 
which they may be used, and may change or discontinue 
the same ; may distribute the water throughout the City, 



60 RECENTLAWS. 

and for this purpose may lay down pipes to any house or 
building in said City, the owner or owners thereof having 
notice and not objecting thereto ; may regulate the use of 
the said water within and without the said City, and estab- 
lish the prices or rents to be paid therefor. And the said 
City may, for the purposes aforesaid, carry and conduct any 
aqueducts, or other works, by them to be made and con- 
structed, over or under any water-course, or any street, 
turnpike-road, rail-road, highway, or other way, in such 
manner as not to obstruct or impede travel thereon ; and 
may enter upon and dig up any such road, street or way, 
for the purpose of laying down pipes beneath the surface 
thereof, and for maintaining and repairing the same ; and, 
in general, may do any other acts and things necessary, or 
convenient and proper, for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 3. Three commissioners shall be appointed by 
the City Council, who shall, during their continuance in 
office, execute and perform, and superintend and dii'ect, the 
execution and performance of all the works, matters and 
things mentioned in the preceding sections Avhich are not 
otherwise specially provided for in this act ; they shall be 
subject to such ordinances, rules and regulations, in the exe- 
cution of their said trust, as the City Council may, from 
time to time, ordain and establish, not inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act and the laws of this Commonwealth ; 
they shall respectively hold their said offices for the term 
of three years next after their said appointment, unless the 
aqueducts and works aforesaid shall be sooner completed ; 
but they, or either of them, after having had an opportunity 
to be heard in his or their defence, may be removed at any 
time, by a concurrent vote of two thirds of each branch of 
the City Council ; and in case of a vacancy in the board of 
commissioners, by death, resignation or removal, such va- 
cancy shall be filled by the appointment of another commis- 
sioner, in manner aforesaid, who shall hold his said office 
for the residue of the said term of three years, with all the 
powers and subject to all the restrictions aforesaid. A ma- 
jor j)art of said commissioners shall be a quorum for the 
exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties of 



RECENT L A-W S . 61 

the said office ; they shall, once in every six months, and 
whenevex' required by the City Council, make and present 
in writing, a particular report and statement of all their 
acts and proceedings, and of the condition and progress of 
the works aforesaid. 

Sect. 4. Before the appointment of the commissioners 
aforesaid, the City Council shall establish and fix the sala- 
ries, or compensation, to be paid to the commissioners for 
their services ; and the said salaries of the said commission- 
ers, so established and fixed as aforesaid, shall not be re- 
duced during their continuance, respectively, in said office. 

Sect. 5. Whenever the said office of commissioners 
shall cease, either by the expiration of the said term of three 
years from the original appointment, or by the completion 
of the aqueducts and works mentioned in the preceding sec- 
tions of this act, all the rights, powers and authority, given 
to the City of Boston by this act, shall be exercised by the 
said City, subject to all the duties liabilities and restrictions 
herein contained, in such manner, and by such agents, offi- 
cers and servants, as the City Council shall, from time to 
time, ordain, appoint, and direct. 

Sect. 6. The said City of Boston shall be liable to pay 
all damages that shall be sustained by any persons in their 
property, by the taking of any land, water, or water rights, 
or by the constructing of any aqueducts, reservoirs, or other 
works, for the purposes of this act. And if the owner of 
any land, water, or water rights, which shall be taken as 
aforesaid, or other person who shall sustain damage as 
aforesaid, shall not agree upon the damages to be paid 
therefor, he may apply, by petition, for the assessment of 
his damages, at any time within three yeai'S from the taking 
of the said land, water or water rights, as aforesaid, and not 
afterwards, to the Court of Common Pleas, in the county 
in which the same are situate ; such petition may be filed 
in the clerk's office of said court, in vacation or in term 
time, and the clerk shall thereupon issue a summons to the 
City of Boston, returnable, if issued in vacation, to the then 
next term of the said court, and if in term time, returnable 



63 RECENTLAWS, 

on sucli day as the said court shall order, to appear and an- 
swer to the said petition ; the said summons shall be served 
fourteen days, at least, before the return day thereof, by 
leaving a copy thereof, and of the said petition, certified by 
the officer who shall serve the same, with the Mayor or 
Clerk of the said City ; and the said court may, upon de- 
fault or hearing of the said City, appoint three judicious 
and disinterested freeholders of this Commonwealth, who 
shall, after reasonable notice to the parties, assess the dam- 
ages, if any, which such petitioner may have sustained as 
aforesaid, and the award of the said freeholders, or of the 
major part of them, being returned into and accepted by 
the said court, shall be final, and judgment shall be ren- 
dered and execution issued thereon for the prevailing party, 
with costs, unless one of the said parties shall claim a trial 
by jury, as hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 7. If either of the parties mentioned in the pre- 
ceding section, shall be dissatisfied with the amount of dam- 
ages awarded as therein expressed, such party may, at the 
term at which such award was accepted, or the next term 
thereafter, claim, in writing, a trial in said court, and have 
a jury to hear and determine, at the bar of said court, all 
questions of fact relating to such damages, and to assess the 
amount thereof; and the verdict of such jury being ac- 
cepted and I'ecorded by the said court, shall be final and 
conclusive, and judgment shall be rendered and execution 
issued thereon ; and cost shall be recovered by the said 
parties respectively, in the same manner as is provided by 
law, in regai'd to proceedings relating to the laying out of 
highways. 

Sect. 8. No application shall be made to the court, for 
the assessment of damages for the taking of any water 
rights, until the water shall be actually withdrawn or di- 
verted by the said City vmder the authority of this act ; and 
any person or corporation, whose water rights may be thus 
taken and affected, may make his application aforesaid, at 
any time within three years from the time when the waters 
shall be first actually withdrawn or diverted as aforesaid. 



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Sect. 9. For the purpose of defraying all the costs and 
expenses of such lands, estates, waters and water rights, as 
shall be taken, purchased or held, for the purposes men- 
tioned in this act, and of constructing all aqueducts and 
works necessary and proper, for the accomplishment of the 
said purposes, and all expenses incident thereto, the City 
Council shall have authority to issue, from time to time, 
notes, scrip, or certificates of debt, to be denominated, on 
the face thereof, " Boston Water Scrip" to an amount 
not exceeding in the whole, the sum of three millions of 
dollars, bearing interest at a rate not exceeding the legal 
rate of mterest in this Commonwealth ; and said interest 
shall be payable semi-annually, and the principal shall be 
payable at periods not more than forty years from the issu- 
ing of the said scrip, notes, or certificates respectively. 
And the said City Council may sell the same, or any part 
thereof, from time to time, at public or private sale, or 
pledge the same for money borrowed for the purposes afore- 
said, on such terms and conditions as the said City Council 
shall judge proper. 

Sect. 10. In addition to the sum of three millions of 
dollars mentioned in the preceding section, the said City 
Council may, whenever and so far as may be necessary, 
issue and dispose of notes, scrip, or certificates of debt, in 
the manner prescribed in the preceding section, to meet all 
payments of interest which may accrue upon any scrip by 
them issued ; p'^ovided, however, that no scrip shall be 
issued for the payment of interest as aforesaid, after the 
expiration of two years from the completion of said aque- 
ducts and other works ; but payment of all interest that 
shall accrue after that time, shall be made from the net in- 
come, rents, and receipts for the use of the water, if they 
shall be sufficient for that purpose ; and if not, then the 
payment of the deficiency shall be otherwise provided for 
by the City Council. All notes, scrip, and certificates of 
debt to be issued as aforesaid, shall be signed by the Treas- 
urer and Auditor, and countersigned by the Mayor of the 
said City, and a record of all such notes, scrip, and certifi- 



64 RECENTLAWS. 

cates shall be made and kept by the said Treasurer and 
Auditor respectively. 

Sect. 11. The City Council shall, from time to time, 
regulate the price or rents for the use of the water, with a 
view to the payment, from the net income, rents and re- 
ceipts therefor, not only of the semi-annual interest, but 
ultimately of the principal also of the " Boston "Water 
Scrip," so far as the same may be practicable and reasona- 
ble. And the said net surplus income, rents and receipts, 
after deducting all expenses and charges of distribution, 
shall be set apart as a sinking fund, and shall be appro- 
priated for and towards the payment of the principal and 
interest of the said scrip ; and shall, under the management, 
control, and direction of the Mayor, Treasurer, and Auditor 
of the City, or the major part of them for the time being, 
Avho shall be Trustees of the said fund, be applied solely to 
the use and purpose aforesaid, until the said scrip shall be 
fully paid and discharged. And the said Trustees shall, 
whenever thereto required by the City Council, render a 
just, true, and full account to the said City Council, of all 
their receipts, payments, and doings under the provisions of 
this section. 

Sect. 12. At any time after the expiration of two 
years, from the completion of the works mentioned in the 
second section of tliis act, and before the reimbursement of 
the principal of the " Boston Water Scrip" herein before 
mentioned, if the surplus income and receipts for the use of 
the water distributed under the provisions of this act, at the 
price estabUshed by the City Council, after deducting all 
expenses and charges of distribution, shall, for any two suc- 
cessive years, be insufficient to pay the accruing interest on 
the said scrip, then the Supreme Judicial Court, on the pe- 
tition of one hundred or more of the legal voters of the said 
City, praying that the said price may be raised and in- 
creased so far as may be necessary for the purpose of pay- 
ing, from the said surplus income and receipts, the said 
accruing interest, and upon due notice of the pendency of 
such petition given to the said City in such manner as the 



RECENTLAWS. 66 

said court shall order, may appoint three commissioners, 
who, upon due notice to the parties interested, may raise 
and increase the said price, if they shall judge proper, so 
far as may be necessary, in their judgment, for the purpose 
aforesaid, and no farther. And the award of said commis- 
sioners, or the major part of them, being returned to the 
said coui't, at the then next tenn thereof for the county of 
Suffolk, and accepted by the said court, shall be binding 
and conclusive, for the term of three years next after the 
said acceptance, and until the pi'ice so fixed by the commis- 
sioners shall, after the expiration of said term, be changed 
or altered by the City Council. 

Sect. 13, If the surplus income and receipts for the 
use of the water, distributed under the provisions of this 
act, at the price established by the City Council, after de- 
ducting all expenses and charges of distribution, shall, for 
any two successive years, be more than sufficient to pay 
the accruing interest on the " Boston Water Scrip" herein 
before mentioned, then the Supreme Judicial Court, on the 
petition of one hundred or more of the legal voters of the 
said City, who may deem the said price unreasonably high, 
and pray for a reduction thereof; and upon due notice of 
the pendency of said petition given to the said City in such 
manner as the said court shall order, may appoint three 
commissioners, who, upon due notice to the parties inter- 
ested, may, if they shall judge proper, reduce the price es- 
tablished by the City Council ; provided, that such reduc- 
tion shall not be so gi-eat that the surplus income and 
receipts aforesaid, will, in the judgment of the said commis- 
sioners, be thereafter insufficient for the payment of the 
said accruing interest. And the award of the said commis- 
sioners, or the major part of them, being returned and 
accepted as mentioned in the preceding section, shall be 
binding and conclusive, in the same manner, and to tlie 
same extent, as therein provided in regard to awards made 
pursuant to the provisions of that section. 

And the said court may, at their discretion, order the 
costs on such petitions as are mentioned in this and the 



66 RECENTLAWS. 

preceding section, and of the proceedings thereon, or any 
part thereof, to be paid by either of the said parties, and 
may enter judgment and issue execution therefor accord- 
ingly. 

Sect. 14. The occupant of any tenement shall be lia- 
ble for the payment of the price or rent for the use of the 
water in such tenement; and the owner thereof shall be 
also liable, if, on being notified of such use, he does not 
object thereto ; and if any person or persons shall use any 
of the said water, either within or without the City, without 
the consent of the City, an action of trespass on the case 
may be maintained against him or them, by the said City, 
for the recovery of damages therefor : provided, however, 
that this act shall not be so construed as to prevent the 
inhabitants of Natick, Framingham, Sherburne, and Way- 
land, from using so much of the water hereby granted as 
shall be necessaiy for extinguishing fires and for all ordi- 
nary household purposes, under such regulations of the said 
City Council as may be essential for the preservation of the 
purity of the same. 

Sect. 15. If any person or persons shall wantonly or 
maliciously divert the water, or any part thereof, of any 
of the ponds, streams, or water sources, which shall be 
taken by the City pursuant to the provisions of this act, or 
shall corrupt the same or render it impure, or destroy or 
injure any dam, aqueduct, pipe, conduit, hydrant, machinery 
or other property, held, owned or used by the said City, by 
the authority and for the purposes of this act ; every such 
person or persons shall forfeit and pay, to the said City, 
three times the amount of the damages that shall be assessed 
therefor, to be recovered by any proper action. And every 
such person or persons may, nioreover, on indictment and 
conviction of either of the wanton and malicious acts afore- 
said, be punished by fine, not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars, and imprisonment not exceeding one year. 

Sect. 16. The said City of Boston is hereby authorized 
to purchase and hold all the property, estates, rights and 
privileges of the Aqueduct Corporation, incorporated by an 



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act passed February 27th, in the year one thousand seven 
hundred and ninety-five, and by any convenient mode may 
connect the same with their other works. 

Sect. 17. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Boston shall notify and warn the legal voters of the said 
City, to meet in their respective wards, on such day as the 
said Mayor and Aldermen shall direct, not exceeding thirty 
days from and after the passing of this act, for the purpose 
of giving their written votes upon the question, whether they 
will accept the same ; and if a majority of the votes so 
given upon the question afoi'esaid, shall be in the negative, 
this act shall be null and void. 

Sect. 18. This act shall take effect from and after its 
passage. [^Approved by the Governor, March 30, 1846.] 



An Act concerning the Dedication of Public Ways, and for 
other purposes. 

Se it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representa- 
ttives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of 
the same, as follows : 

Sect. 1. No way heretofore opened and dedicated t<5 
the public use and not already become a public way, and 
no way hereafter opened and dedicated to the public use, 
shall become chargeable upon any City or Town, unless 
such ways shall be laid out and established by such City or 
Town, in the manner prescribed by the statutes of this 
Commonwealth. 

■ Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the Mayor and Alder- 
men of each City, and of the Selectmen of each Town in 
this Commonwealth, and they are hereby authorized and 
requix'ed, whenever, and so long as the public safety may 
demand it, to direct and cause the entrances of all the ways 



68^ RECENTLAWS. 

aforesaid, entering on and uniting with any existing public 
way, to be closed up, or, by other sufficient means, to cau- 
tion the public against entering upon such ways. 

Sect. 3. In case any City or Town shall not close up 
the entrances to the ways aforesaid, or give other sufficient 
notice that the same are dangerous, such City or Town so 
neglecting, shall be liable for any damages arising from any 
defects therein, in the same manner as if such ways were 
dulyjaid out and estabhshed. 

^Approved by the Governor, April 9, 1846.] 



GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON, 

18 4.7. 

MAYOR, 

JOSIAH QUINCY, Jr., 5 Park Street. 

[Salary $2,500. Charter, § 12.] 



ALDERM 

THOMAS WETMORE, . 
WILLIAM PARKER, . . 
JOHN HATHAWAY, . . 
FREDERICK GOULD, . 
THOMAS JONES, .... 
GEORGE E. HEAD, . . 
JOHN H. WILKINS, . . 
BILLINGS BRIGGS, . . . 



EN, 

5 Bussey place, 
62 Boylston street. 
23 Poplar street. 
Prince, cor. Hanover st. 
50 Bowdoin street. 
114 Tremont street. 
52 Bowdoin street. 
9 Myrtle court. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

GEORGE S. HILLARD, President. 
Ward No. 1. 
John P. Ober, 22 Charter street, 

Samuel P. Oliver, 96 Salem street, 

Samuel C. Nottage, 122 Salem street, 

Noah Lincoln, jr., 30 North Bennet street. 



70 



John Turner, 
Noah Harrod, 
George Carlisle, 
William Wildes, 

James Whiting, 
James Boynton, 
George W. Felt, 
Edwin C. Bailey, 



Ward No. 2. 

10 Short Prince street, 
4 New Prince St., 
2 Lathrop place, 

24 Ann street. 

Ward No. 3. 

6 Hawkins street, 
39 Portland street, 

6 Salem street, 
30 Nashua street. 



Ward No. 4. 

Samuel W. Hall, Webster st., E. Boston, 

W. W. Greenough, 56 Temple street, 

Darwin E. Jewett, 17 Howard street, 

W. B. Spooner, 6 Bowdoin square. 

Ward No. 5. 



Benjamin Seaver, 
Eliphalet Jones, 
W. D. Coolidge, 
George W. Abbot, 



52 Chambers street, 

4 McLean street, 
52 Allen street, 
64 Poplar street. 



Ward No. 6. 



George S. Hillard, 
Thomas Haviland, 
Charles Henry Parker, 
Richard B. Carter, 



54 Pinckney street, 
63 Chestnut street, 

55 Mount Vernon street, 
70 Chestnut street. 



Ward No. 7. 



Gideon F, Thayer, 
T. R. Marvin, 
W. G. Brooks, 
-Samuel E. Guild, 



12 Essex street, 
7 Hayward place, 
3 Rowe street, 

24 Beacon street. 



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Ward No. 8. 
Samuel Topliff, 32 Washington square, 

George Whittemore, 27 Washington square, 

W. A. Harrington, 1 Purchase place, 

Francis Gardner, 4 Gridley street. 

Ward No. 9. 
Walter Bryent, 1 Bussey place, 

Henry Waldo Gushing, 28 High street, 
WiUiam Blake, 6 Winthrop place, 

Tisdale Drake, 42 Sea street. 

Ward No. 10. 
Henry W. Dutton, 524 Washington street, 

George R. Sampson, 563 Washington street, 

Ezra Lincohi, jr., 502 Washington street, 

Samuel Wales, jr., 28 Albany street. 

Ward No. 11. 
John Green, jr., 659 Washington street, 

Edward S. Erving, 79 Pleasant street, 

Stephen Tucker, 807 Washington street, 

George W. Frothingham, 14 Florence street. 

Ward No. 12. 
William Eaton, B street, near Silver, 

Jabez Coney, Broadway, 

S. S. Perkins, Broadway, cor. Dorchester, 

Alvan Simonds, Broadway, cor. Turnpike. 

CITY CLERK 

SAMUEL F. McCLEARY, 21 Pitts street. 

Salary $1,500, and for Assistant Cieri<s, $600. [Cliosen by City 

Council, on tlie first Monday in January. Charter, § 10.] 

CLKRK OF COMMON COUNCIL, 

WASHINGTON P. GRKGG, 2 Lyman place. 

Salary $800. [Chosen on the first Monday in January. Ciiarter, 

§ 11-] 

MESSENGER, 

JOHNSON COLBY, 1 Prospect street. 
Salary $800, [Charter, § 13 ] 



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JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. 



ON THE REDUCTION OF THE CITY DEBT. 
[Ord. p. 295.] 
The Mayor, President of the Common Council, and the Chairman 
of the Committee on Finance on the part of the Common 



Council. 



Mdermen. 
Thomas Wetmore, 
John Hathaway. 



The Mayor. 



ON ACCOUNTS. 

[Ord. p. 29.] 



ON FINANCE. 

[Ord. p. 295.] 



Common Council. 
Edward S. Erving, 
James Whiting, 
Henry W. Dutton. 



Com.mon Council. 
Benjamin Seaver, 
George Whittemore, 
Samuel W. Hair, 
James Boynton, 
Samuel Topliff, 
William Blake.. 



ON PUBLIC LANDS. 
[Ord. p. 298. Mun. Keg. p 28.] 



The Mayor. 

Mdermaft. 
George E. Head. 



Common Council. 
John P. Ober, 
Walter Bryent, 
Stephen Tucker. 



Mdermen. 
Billings Briggs, 
Thomas Jones, 
John H. Wilkins. 



ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

[Sap. Ord. p. 55.J 



Common Council. 
John Green, jr. 
John Turner, 
Thomas Haviland, 
Samuel C. Nottage, 
S. S. Perkins. 



The Mayor, ex officio. 
Aldermen. 
John Hathaway, 
Frederick Gould; 



ON PUBL-IC INSTRUCTION. 

Common Council. 
George S. Hillard, ex officioy 
Gideon F. Thayer, 
Alvan Simonds, 
Samuel E. Guild, 
W. D. Coolidge. 



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ON JAIL, HOUSES OK CORRECTION AND REFORMATION. 



The Mayor. 

Mderment 
Thomas Wetmore, 
Thomas Jones. 



Aldermen. 
John Hathaw.-iy, 
Billings Briggs, 
John H. Wilkins. 



ON FUEL. 

[Ord. Wun. Keg. ] 



Commnn Council. 
Charles Henry Parker, 
William Eaton, 
W. B. Spooner, 
W. G. Brooks, 
W. A. Harrington. 

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Common Council. 
Noah Harrod, 
Stephen Tucker, 
Noah Lincoln, jr., 
Tisdale Drake, 
Jabez Coney. 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 



Aldermen. 
William Parker, 
George E. Head. 



Common Council. 
Samuel Wales, jr., 
Edward S. Erving, 
Edwin C. Bailey. 



The Mayor. 

Aldermen. 
William Parker, 
George E. Head. 



Common Council. 
James Whiting, 
Samuel W. Hall, 
Henry W. Button, 
Jabez Coney, 
W. W. Greenough. 



ON THE ASSESSORS DEPARTMENT. 



Aldermen. 
John H. Wilkins, 
Frederick Gould. 



Aldermen. 
George E. Head, 
Thomas Jones. 



Alderman. 
John H. Wilkins. 

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[Ord. Mun. Reg. p. 27.] 

I Common Council. 

I Eliphalet Jones, 

I Francis Gardner, 

Tisdale Drake. 

ON BOSTON HARBOR. 

[Ord. Mun. Reg. p. 42.] 

i Common Council. 

George R. Sampson, 
I Ezra Lincoln, jr., 

Samuel Toplift'. 

ON PRINTING. 

[Ord. Mun. Keg. p. 44.] 

Common CmniciL 
T. R. Marvin, 
Richard B. Carter. 



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STANDING COMMITTEES 

OF THE 

MAYOR AND ALDERMEN 



ON THE POLICE OF THE CITY. 

The Mayor. 

ON EXTERNAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Aldermen Jones, Head and Gould. 

ON INTERNAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Aldermen Parker, Hathaway and Jones. 

ON THE COBIMON, MALLS, FORT HILL, AND COPP's HILL. 

The Mayor, Aldermen Head and Gould. 

ON LAYING OUT AND WIDENING STREETS. 

Aldermen Parker, Gould and Wetmore. 

ON PAVING AND REPAIRS OF STREETS. 

Aldermen Head, Gould and Briggs. 

ON LICENSES. 

Aldermen Parker, Head and Wilkins. 

ON ORDINANCES. 

Aldermen Head, Wilkins and Gould. 

ON COMMON SEWERS AND DRAINS. 

Aldermen Wetmore, Jones and Briggs. 

ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND RESERVOIRS. 

The Mayor, Aldermen Hathaway and Wilkins. 

ON THE MARKET. 

Aldermen Hathaway, Wilkins and Jones. 

ON BURIAL GROUNDS AND CEMETERIES. 

Aldermen Gould, Jones and Wilkins. 

ON LABIPS, BELLS AND CLOCKS. 

Aldermen Gould, Jones and Wilkins. 



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ON THE BRIDGES. 

Mdermen Jones and Briggs. • 

ON COUNTV ACCOUNTS. 

Mdermen Wetmore and Hathaway. 

ON STEAM ENGTNES. 

The Mayor, Mdermen Parker and Briggs. 



STANDING COMMITTEES 



COMMON COUNCIL 



ON ELECTIONS AND RETURNS 

(Jeorge W. Frotliingham, 
Samuel E. Guild, 
William Wildes, 



Darwin E. Jewett, 
George W. Abbot. 



ON E.\ROLLED ORDINATJCES. 



Samuel P. Oliver, 
Henry W. Gushing, 
George Carlisle, 



George W. Felt, 
Noah Lincoln, jr. 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 

James C. Dunn, C«f?/ and Comity Treasurer and Collector — Salary 
$2,000 ; and $2,700 for Assistant Clerks. [Chosen by the City 
Council in Convention, in May. City Charter, § 18.] 

Wiliard (/lough, ^ Deputy Collectors. Salary $170 each and fees. 
James Pierce, > Appointed by Treasurer. Statutes, Chap. 15, 

Thomas Sewards, j § 60. Ordinance, p. 275. 

Elisha Copeland, jr.. City Auditor — Salary $1,500. [Chosen by 
concurrent vote of the City Council in May. City Ordinances, 
p. 29.] 

Assessors, Samuel Norwood, George Jackson, Henry Sargent. Sal- 
ary, $1,200 ; and $400 for Assistant Clerks. 



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Assistant Assessors, residing in different Wards. 



Ward 7 — Ezra C. Hutchins, 
Minor S. Lincoln. 
8 — Thomas J. Shelton, 

( Ine vacancy. 
9 — Bela Hunting, 
One vacancy. 
10— Samuel Millard, 

Francis C. Whiston. 
11 — Henry R. Andrews, 

Nathan Brown. 
12 — Adam Bent, 
Isaac Adams. 



Ward 1 — Benjamin Dodd, 
Samuel Prince. 
2— Timothy C. Kendall, 

Ephraim Milton. 
3 — Osmyn Brewster, 

James Fernald. 
4 — William Denton, 
Thomas French. 
5 — Philip Greely,jr., 

Nathaniel Hammond. 
6 — Nathaniel Curtis, jr. 
One vacancy. 

Samuel Norwood, Secretary. 
[The Assessors and Assistant Assessors are chos'en by concurrent 
vote of City Council, in March or April. Sup. City Ordinance, 
p. 68.] 
The Judge of Probate and the Justices of the Police Court, consti- 
tute the Board of Accounts for the County. [Revised Statutes, 
p. 164. Act 1843, chap 7.] 

William Knapp, Secretary to the Board. Salary $150. 



CITY SOLICITOR. 

Peleg W. Chandler, City Solicitor. Salary $2,500. [Chosen by 
concurrent vote in June, City Ord. p. 38, and Mun. Reg. p. 32.] 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

The duties o? Judge of the Municipal Court of the City of Boston, 
are performed by the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, or 
some one of them. [Act 1843, chap. 7.] 

Samuel D. Parker, Attorney. 
Thomas W. Phillips, Clerk. 
Henry Homer, Crier and Messenger. 
Joseph Eveleth, Sheriff. 
Jabez Pratt, "] 

Watson Freeman, | 

Silas P. Tarbell, } Deputies. 

Daniel J. Coburn, I 

Erastus Rugg, of Chelsea, J 
Coroners, Jabez Pratt, William Andrews, Charles Smith. 



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John Gray Rogers, ^ j^^gH^^g ^j^/jg pgn^.^^ Q^^^^f a„^ ^y-^/^g justices' 

James C JMerriU, > /-• , a i ai -/in ri-\ j uo ^ 

,,,,.,. ' i Court, balary *l,oUO. fOrd. p. 88.1 

Abel Lushing, ) j ii » l i j 

Thomas Power, Clerk. Salary |1,400. fOrd. p. 89] 

William Knapp, .Assistant Clerk. Salary $9.00. [Ord. p. 90.] 

Jonas Stratton, Messenger. Salary $32 per month. 

Francis Tukey, City Marshal. Salary .f 1,100. 
[Appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen in May or June. City 
Ordinances, p. 226.] 

I a^G'Vb ' ^"^ ' ( Deputy City Marshals. Salary $700. 

[Nominated by the Marshal, and approved by the Mayor and Al- 
dermen. City Ordinances, p. 226.] 



APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. 

Police Officers — on duty daily. 
Jotham B. Munroe, Superintendent of Coaches^ Cabs, 8^0. 
James Arnold, Superintend ent of Trucks, Wagons, i^c. 

Samuel G. Adams, John Bordman, Joshua Dunbar, Samuel B. 
Fuller, Alexander Hopkins, Jacob Hook, Rufus Leighton, James 
£. Spear, Simeon Pendleton, James W. Pierce, Charles B. Rice, 
Lysander Ripley, Elijah K. Spoor, Ebenezer Shute, jr., Archibald 
£. Towle. 

On duty on Sundays. — Alvah Cloutman, Samuel Dillaway, Harry 
C. Henry, Atwell Richardson, C. B. Starkweather, Thomas Dol- 
liver. 

Police Officers who have Warrants, hut icho are not on duty. — 
William Allen, Stephen Burrows, Samuel Belding, William P. 
Bascom, John liowden, Edward Barnicoat, Samuel Bowden, Mo- 
ses Binney, Constant T. Benson, John VV. Baxter, Martin T. 
Champney, Moses VV. Clark, Simpson Clark, John Crocker, Sain- 
uel A. Cushing, Ephraim Cummings, Silas Carleton, John (?urran, 
James H. Dixon, Samuel Dudley, Daniel L. Glidden, William 
Griffith, George Hardy, Lyman B. Hanaford, Thomson K. Homer, 
Joseph F. Hall, George Johnson, Woodbury Jenness, Ezekiel 
Kemp, Bowen G. Mansfield, John J. Miller, Daniel Pepper, Henry 
Preble, Ebenezer Poole, Alexis Poole, George F. Poole, Joseph 
Puffer, La'nson B. Patterson, Paschal Paine, Edward G. Richard- 
son, Theodore Stanwood. Nathaniel F. Stevens, Ira E. Sanborn, 
Merrick R. Stevens, H.B. Skinner, Elijah K. Spoor, James J. 
Tucker, Robert Taylor, William S. Tyler, William A. Vaughn, 
Homer L. Whiting, Joel Wait. 



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Constables. — Francis M. Adaras, Joseph W. Andrews, William 
P. Baker, Josiali Baldwin, Derastus Clapp, Willard Clough, Na- 
thaniel Cooledge, Isaac A. Cooledge, George J. Cooledge, Lucien 
B. Drury, William Easlerbrook, Elisha V. Glover, Richard Hosea, 
John Henry, James Hunkins, Isaac B. Kimball, William Coring, 
William Munroe, David Patterson, James Pierce, Thomas P. Ryder, 
Erastus W Sanborn, Kbenezer Shute, Thomas Sewards, Thomas 
M Smith, Charles Smith, Ebene/er Trescott, Heniy Taylor, Jona- 
than Whipple, William Whitwell, William J. Whiting, Samuel S. 
Vialle, Joniis Stratton, Jacob U. Tallant, Jonathan Prescott, George 
J. Dexier, I'^dwin Rice, John C. Harrington, John T. Lawion, 
Joseph W. Leighton. 

James Barry, Captain of the City Watch. Salary $400. [Appoint- 
ed by the Mayor and Aldermen. City Ordinances, p. 282.] 

The JVight Police, a Watch Department, consists of seven divis- 
ions, viz : The East, West, North, South — above Orange 
street and Boylston, from Summer street to Orange street, and 
South Boston and East Boston. 

There are 14 Constables of the Watch, at $1,00 per night. 
152 Watchmen, at 90 cents per night. 

Nathaniel Coolidge, Deputy Jailor. 

The Judge of Probate, and the Justices of the Police Court, are 
the Inspectors of Prisons. [Revised Statutes, p. 784. Act 
lti43, chap. 7 ] 

William Knapp, Secretary to the Inspectors. 

City Printer. — -Jrthn H. Eastburn. Work done by contract. 
[Mun. Reg. 1847, p. 44.] 

Jfcwspapers in which the City Ordinances, .Advertisements, &/-c., are 
published -^l);u\y Advertiser, (."ourier. Atlas, Post — morning pa- 
pers. Daily Evening Transcript, Boston Journal, Daily Evening 
% Traveller — evening papers. [Elected by joint order of the 
City Council. Compensation $150 each per annum.] 



HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 

Jerome V. C. Smith, Port Physician. Salary $1,400. [Chosen 
by the concurrent vote of the City Council, in May or June. 
Sup. Ordinances, p 34.] 

Jonathan Bruce, Keeper of Rainsford Island and Captain of the 
Quarantine Boat. Salary $300 per annum, exclusive of the pay 
for services of the assistant boatmen. [Appointed by the Mayor 
and Aldermen. Sup. Ordinances, p. 175.] 



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Consulting Physicians, John C. Warren, George Hayward, George 
C. Shattuck, .facob Bigelow, John Ware. [Chosen by concur- 
rent vote in May or June. City Ordinances, p. .57 ] 

Francis Lincoln, Superintendent of Burials. Salary .$1,000. 

t Chosen by (;oncurrent vote of the City Council, in May or 
une. "To be always first acted upon by the Mayor and Al- 
dermen." City Ordinances, p.'lbO] 



UNDERTAKERS. 



Samuel Winslow, 
Martin Smith, 
Henry Davis, - 
Joseph Wilcutt, 
Thomas HasUell, 
Tiiomas Andrews, - 
Francis Diilaway, 
Rodney Gove, 
Caleb I. Pratt, 
Oren Faxon, 
Franklin ISriiith, 
J{icliard Dillon, * 

John Peak, 
William A. Brabiner, 
Timotliy Nunan, 
Charles I louffhton, - 
Levi L. VVhitcotnb, - 
(-onstant T. Benson, 
George Johnson, 
Haram Merrill, 
Joseph W. Andrews, 
John White, - 
Obed Pratt, 
Levi Whitcomb, 
John Wilcutt, - 
Seth Hall, 
John S. Emerson, 



14 Commercial street. 

15 Prospect street. 
179 Hanover street. 

47 kSalem street. 
51) Prince street. 

1 Bartiett street. 
46 Kliot street. 
Reai of St. Paul's Clmrch. 
8it Summer street. 

n Orange street. 

y r^eaver place. 

3 Fayette court. 

I Leverett street. 
Bolton street. 

Fourth street, South Boston. 
C street, South Boston. 
Saratoga street. East Boston. 
6"> Prince street. 
Rear li-'j Pjtts street. 
22 North Russell street. 
27 Hull street. 
Lewis stieet, East Boston. 
i.'4 Vine street. 
1- Purchase street. 
20 Silver street, South Boston. 
Church St , under Meeting house. 
Pembroke street. 



Charles B. Wells, Superintendent of Common Sewers. Salary 
$l,10-'. [Cliosen by concurrent vote in May or June. Sup. 
City Ordinances, p. 63 ] 

The Mayor and Aldermen, Surveyors of Hig/apays. [Ordinance, 
pp. 105 and 258.] 

Thomas Hunting, Superintendent of Streets. Salary $1,100. 
[Chosen by concurrent vote, (first acted on by the Board of Mayor 
and Aldermen,) in January or February. City Ordinances, p. 260.] 



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PUBLIC LANDS AND BUILDINGS, LAMPS 
AND BRIDGES. 

Freeman L. Cushman, Superintendent of Public Buildings. Salary 
^1,1()0. [Chosen by concurrent vote in April or May. City 
Ordinances^ p. 298. Sup. Ord. p. 55.] 

, Superintendent of Public Lands. [Chosen in Feb- 
ruary or March. Mun. Reg. p. 43 ] 

Daniel Rliodes, Clerk of Faneuil Hall Market. Salary $1,000. 
[Appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen, in June or July. Sup. 
City Ordinances, p. 71.] 

Sullivan Sawin, Weigher. Salary $35 per month. 

Thomas Kettell, Assistant Clerk, Salary $1 25 per day. 

James Barry, Superintendent of Lamps. Salary $500 per annum. 
[Appointed by Mayor and Aldermen. City Ordinances, p. 214.] 

There are 496 Gas Lamps, 1,317 Oil Lamps, 7 Gas Lighters and 
20 Oil Lighters. Tlie Gas Lighters receive 25 cents per Lamp per 
month. The Oil Lighters receive 32| cents per Lamp per month. 

Samuel Jenkins, Superintendent of the JVorth Free Bridge. Salary 
$6;)0. [Chosen by concurrent vote, " first acted upon by the 
Mayor and Aldermen," in January or February. City Ordi- 
nances, p. 268.] 

Abner J. Gaffield, Superintendent of the South Free Bridge. Sal- 
ary $3ii0. [Chosen by concurrent vote, "first acted upon by 
the Mayor and Aldermen," in January or February. Sup. 
Ord. p. 6.] 

Daniel Merrill, Keeper of the County Court House. Salary 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

CHIEF ENGINEER, 

WILLIAM BARNICOAT, 273 Tremont street. Salary $1,200. 

ASSISTANT ENGINEERS. Salary $150 each. 
Henry Smith, 25 Portland street. 

James G. Sanderson, 3 Myrtle street. 

Charles S. Clark, Unity street. 



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John Shelton, 
Joshua Jacobs, 
George W. Bird, 
Thomas French, 
Brewster Raynolds, 

Henry Hart, Clerk 



8 Hartford place. 

133 Court street. 

Suffolk street. 

Webster street, East Boston. 

Corner of E street. South Boston. 



Salary $500. 

FOREMEIi OF ENGINES. 



Washington Co. JVo. 3. 
William Dyke, 

Lyman Co. JVo. 5. 
Luther L. Estabrooks, 

Hero Co. JVo. 6. 
Franklin E. Whitney, 

Howard Co. JVo. 7. 
Caleb S. McClennen, 

Tremont Co. JVo. 8. 
James M. Welch, 

Despatch Co. JVo. 9. 
William E. Hearsay, 

Hancock Co. JVo. 10. 
James Quinn, 

J\Iaverick Co. JVo. 11. 
Thomas Brown, 

Eagle Co. JVo. 12. 
Edward W. W. Hawes, 

J]Ielvill Co. JVo. 13. 
William Jepson, 

Boston Co. JVo. 15. 
Robert Taylor, 

Perkins Co. JVo. 16. 
John Davis, jr., 

Mazeppa Co. JVo. 17. 
John R. Butler, 

Lafayette Co. JVo 18. 
Benjamin J. Morrill, 
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Salem street. 
13 Snowhill street. 

Dock square. 
13 Morton street. 

Dcrnc street. 
Blossom street. 

Purchase street. 
12 Belmont street. 

Tremont street. 
17 London street. 

Court square. 
Essex street. 

Friend street. 
13. North Margin street. 

Paris street, East Boston. 
Sumner street. 

Washington, near Dover street. 
36 Porter street. 

Levcrett street. 
70 Poplar street. 

Commercial street. 
19 Charter street. 

Broadway, South Boston. 
Broadway. 

Broadway, South Boston. 
Silver street. 

Tremont Row. 
44 Temple street* 



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Extinguisher Co. JVo. 20. East street, 

Jonathan Pierce, 29 Tyler street. 

Warren H. &/• L. Co. J\'o. t. Friend street. 

Dennis Smith, 4 Warren square. 

City Hose Co. JVo. 1. Tremont Row. 

Richard S. Martin, 118 Charles street. 

There are attached to the Department, 16 Foremen of Engine, 
Hook and Ladder, and Hose Companies, at $125 each ; 16 Assistant 
Foremen, at $101) each ; 16 Clerks, at $100 each ; 16 Stewards, at 
$100 each ; 544 members, at $80 each ; one Company, officers and 
members, at $30 each ; 4 Stewards of Volunteer Companies, at 
$50 each. 

The Engineers are chosen annually by the Mayor and Alder- 
men, with the concurrence of the Common Council. [Ordinances, 
pp. 129, 293, and Sup. Ordinances, p. 16,] 



SURVEYOR GENERAL OF LUMBER. 

[By concurrent vote in February. Sup. Ord. p. 39.} 

FRANCIS BULLARD, 

Office No. 112 Milk street. 

Deputy Surveyors appointed by the Surveyor General. 

Surveyors of Pine Lumber, 

No. 8 Fayette street. 

" 45 Warren street. 

" 4 Brook line street. 

" 233 Tremont, south of Pleasant 
North Russell street. [street. 

No, 38 Harrison avenue. 

" • 39 Oak street. 

" 52 Allen street. 
Ly.ndeboro' place. 
Centre street. East Boston. 
Broadway, South Boston. 
No. 3 Snelling place. 

" 29 Marion street. 

" 83 Warren street. 

" 27 Oak street. 



Charles Bullard, 
George W. Cram, 
George Davis, - 
George Dupee, - 
George Hall, 
Rolun Hartshorn, 
Joseph F. Huntress, - 
Charles Hersey, 
William Keith, 
John Lefavor, - 
George Page, 
Eben M. Plumer, 
Amasa G. Smith, 
Seth Thaxter, - 
Samuel Waldron, 

Surveyor of Mahogany and Cedar. 
Nathaniel Bryant, . . - _ . 31 Dover street. 



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Surveyors of Oak, Hard Wood, <^c. 

Seth Brooks, ... - Saratoga street, East Boston. 

Gad Leavitt, ... - Franklin House. 

The following officers are first elected by the Mayar and Alder- 
men, with the concurrence of the Common Council. They are all 

paid by fees. [Ordinances, p. 105.] 

Inspectors of Lime. — Zephaniah Sampson, Joel Wheeler. 

Fence Viewers. — Romanus Emerson, Rolun Hartshorn. 

Culler of Dry Fish. — Benjamin Luckis. 

Culler of Hoops and Slaves. — James Brown. 

■Mssay Master. — Isaac Babbitt. 

Field Drivers and Pound Keepers. — William Fisk, Thomas Ger- 
rish, Timothy Mclntire, Ira E. Sanborn. 

Surveyor of Hemp. — Benjamin Ricli. 

And the following officers are appointed by the Mayor and Al- 
dermen. 

Superintendent of Mien Passengers. — Calvin Bailey. Salary $.500, 
and lU per cent, on all moneys received, but not to exceed the 
further sum of $5iU), [tiup. Ordinances, p. 3.] 

Weighers of Hay, ^,. — Ebenezer Clough, John R, Bradford. [Or- 
dinances, p. 15i), and Sup. Ordinances, p. 33] 

Measurer of Upper Leather. — William Bragden. 

Measurers of Wood and Bark, brought ly Land. — Jolin R. Brad- 
ford, Amos Bates, William Shattuck, William Fiske, Moses 
Hadley, Hollis Moore. [Ordinances, p. ii89.] 

Measurers of Wood, brought by Water. — Jonathan Thaxter, Warren 
Bowker, Daniel A. Rogers, John Paul. 

Weigher of Boats and Lighters. — Edward l.iOring. [Appointed in 

April or May. Ordinances, p. 43] 
City Crier. — Samuel T. Edwards. [Licensed from time to time, 

until the first day of May following. Ord. p. 97 ] 
Sealers of Weights and Measures. — John M. Dearborn, Edward 

Loring. [Ordinances, p. 284.] 



PUBLIC CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS. 

The Directors, Overseers and Visiters of the Houses, the Master 
of the House of Correction, and the Superintendent and Stew- 
ard of the Boston Lunatic Hospital, are chosen by concurrent 
vote of the City Council. The other officers are appointed by 
the Directors of the different Houses. 



HOUSES OF INDUSTRY AND REFORMATION. 

Directors. — Joseph Lewis, Daniel Henchman, Artemas Simonds, 
James Means, Thomas Mollis, Nathaniel H. Emmons, Thomas 
Tarbell, Samuel Leeds, Alfred A. Wellington. [Chosen in 
May. Ordinances, p. 196.] 

Superintendent. — Daniel Chandler. Salary $1,000, and board in 
House. 

Assistant Superintendent. — Thomas Seward. Salary $650. 

Clerk of Directors. — Artemas Simonds. Salary $800. 

In the House of Industry, there is paid to a Teamster, $300; Ma- 
tron's Assistant, Overseer of Clothing and Overseer of Kitchen, 
each $156. There is also paid by the Trustees of the Boylston 
and Mason Funds, to the Chaplain, $500 ; Teacher of Boys, 
I ; and three females each $156. 



In the House of Reformation Department, there is also paid to 
the Male Teacher, .$400, and his Assistants, $300; and to the 
Matron, $200. [Appointed by the Directors.] 

The Gate Keeper receives $275 ; and two Assistant Farmers, one 
at a salary of $300, and one at $240, whose services are for both 
Houses. 

HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 

Overseers. — William T. Andrews, George Darracott, Uriel Crocker, 
Joseph Moriarty, and one vacancy. Chosen from time to time, 
generally in the month of May. [Ordinance, p. 193. Sup. 
Ord. p. 38.] 

Master. — Charles Robbins. Salary $1,000, and board in House. 

Clerk to Master. — R. W. Crossett. Salary $300, and board in 

House. 
Clerk to O^erseers.—Eliphalet P. Hartshorn. Salary $700. 

Chaplain. — Rev. Charles Cleveland. Salary $600. 

There is also paid to six male Assistants, $300 each, and board ; 
and three female Assistants, $200 each. Also, to one Cook, 
$3 00 per week ; and one Domestic, $1 50 per week. 

BOSTON LUNATIC HOSPITAL. 

Visiters. — William Parker, Gideon F. Thayer, Otis Clapp, Charles 
Edward Cook, Bradley N. Cumings, George Savage, Andrew T. 
Hall. [Chosen in January or February. Mun. Reg. p. 26.] 

Secretory.— Samuel F. McCleary, jr. Salary, $100. 



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C. H. Stedman, M. D., Superintendent and Physician to the above 
Institutions. Salary $1,200. [Chosen in September or October. 
Sup. Ord. p. 50.] 

There are also attached to this Institution, 

Sumner Crosby, Steward, Salary $G00 per year. 
Harriot Crosby, Matron, " $200 " " 
five male Attendants, $180 each ; four female Attendants, $130 
each ; one Laundress and one Housekeeper, at $156 eacii ; two 
male Assistants, at $180 each per year; two assistant Cooks, at 
$2 25 per week ; one Sempstress, at $2 per week ; Table and 
Cl'.amber Girl, at $2 per week. 

-OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

[Charter, $ 19, 34.] 
[Chosen in each Ward where they reside.] 
Ward 1 — Elijah Stearns. 
2— Ephraim Milton. 
3 — Joseph Moriarty. 
4 — William Freeman. 
5 — Daniel Henchman. 
6 — Paul Adams. 



Ward 7— Thomas Tarbell. 

8 — John W. Warren, jr. 

9 — Joseph Lewis. 
10— Charles F. Barnard. 
11— William Willett. 
12— Thomas Blasland. 



James Phillips, Secretary. Salary $800. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

[Sup. Ord. p. 58.J 

Josiah Quincy, Jr., Mayor, Chairviun, ~> rr. .. 

George S. Hillard, President of Common Coitncil, ) 



[The following are chosen in each Ward.] 



Wardl 



Henry G. Clark, 

Rev. Amos Smith. 
2 — James H. Barnes, 

James Ayer. 
3 — Daniel P. Simpson, 

Moses C. Greene. 
4 — Richard Soule,jr., 

George B. Emerson. 
5 — Frederick Emerson, 

Ninian C. Betton. 
6 — Theophilus Parsons, 

John Phelps Putnam 

Samuel F. McCleary, Secretary 



Ward 7 — Rev. Charles Brooks, 
Edward G. Loring. 
8— Rev. Daniel M. Lord, 
John B. Hutchinson. 
9 — Thomas M. Brewer, 
George T. Curtis. 
10 — Rev. Nehemiah Adams, 
Rev. J. I. T. Coolidge. 
11— Manlius S. Clarke, 

Joseph M. Wiffhtman. 
12— Rev.Theodore^D. Cook, 
Rev. Geo. W. Bosworth. 



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SUB-COMMITTEES. 

Books — Messrs. Parsons, Loring, G. B. Emerson, Simpson and 
Putnam. 

To confer with Primary School Committee — Messrs. F. Emerson 
Ayer and Greene. 

Music — Messrs. Brooks, Lord and Coolido;e. 



SCHOOLS. 


LOCATION. 


COMMITTEES. 


Latin, - - - 


Bedford street, - - 


Messrs. The Mayor, Parsons, Betton, Ad- 
ams and Lord. 


English High, 


Bedford street, - - 


" Curtis, Wightman,G. B.Emerson, 
Putnam and M. S. Clarke. 


Lyman, - - 


East Boston, - - - 


" Soule, Barnes and H. G. Clark. 


Eliot, - - - 


North Bennet St., - 


" H. G. Clark, Smith and Ayer. 


Endicott, - - 


Cooper street, - - 


" Smith, Barnes and Greene. 


Hancoclc, - - 


Hanover street, - 


" Barnes, S.mith and Simpson. 


May hew, - - 


Hawkins street, - 


" Simpson, Soule and Curtis 


Bowdoin, 


Derne street, - - 


" G. B.Emerson, Parsons andBrewer. 


Boylslon, - - 


Washington place. 


" Lord, Hutchinson and Bosworth. 


Adams, - - 


Mason street, - - 


" Adams, Loring and Hutchinson. 


Franklin,- - 


Washington street, 


" Coolidge, Conk and Wighlman. 


Wells, - - - 


McLean street, - - 


" Betton, F. Emerson and Soule. 


Hawes, - - 


South Boston, - - 


" Bosworth, Cook and M. S. Clarke. 


Mather, - - 


South Boston, - - 


" Cook, Bosworth anil Greene. 


Johnson, - - 


Tremont street, - 


" Loring Brooks and Adams. 


Winthrop, - 


East street, - . - 


" Brewer. Coolidge and Putnam. 


Brimmer, - - 


Common street, - 


" Wightnian, M. S. Clarke and F. 
Em;rson. 


Phillips, - - 


Pinckney street, - 


" Betton, Brooks and Hutchinson. 


Otis,- - - - 


Lancaster street, - 


" Simpson, Greene and Ayer. 


Dvvight, - - 


Concord street. 


" Loring, Wightman and Brewer. 


Smith, - - - 


Belknap street, - - 


" Brooks, Coolidge and G. B. Em- 
erson. 



INSTRUCTERS IN THE VARIOUS SCHOOLS. 

Note. — All Grammar and Writing Masters have a salary of 
$],.500 each; all Ushers in the Grammar and Writing Schools 
have a salary of $600 each; and ail Assistants $300 each; [All 
the salaries are fixed by the School Committee.] 



LATIN. 

Epes S. Dixwell, Master. Salary $2,400. 
Francis Gardner, Sub-Master. Salary $1,800, 
Timothy D. Chamberlain, Salary $800, and John P. Reynolds and 
W. L. Ropes, Ushers. Salaries $700. 

ENGLISH HIGH. 

Thomas Sherwin, Master. Salary $2,400. 
Luther Robinson, Sub-Master. Salary $1,500. 
Francis S. Williams, Usher. Salary $1,000. Samuel M. Weston, 
Usher. Salary $700. 



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L T M A N . 

Hosea H. Lincoln, Master hoys' school. 
Aaron L. Ordway, Master girls' school. 

Mary Atherton, Julia M. Wiggin, Eliza L. Pierce, Mary E. Grant, 
F. L. Prescott and Sarah S. French, Jlssistants . 

ELIOT. 

Edwin Wright, Grammar Master. 
Levi Conant, Writing Master. 

Caroline W. Carter, Hannah Daman, Elizabeth Skinner, Lydia F. 
Pool, Anna S. Carter and Eliza L. Felt, Assistants. 

HANCOCK. 

William J. Adams, Grammar Master. 
Peter Mackintosh, Writing Master. 

Adeline Howe, Henrietta L. Peirce, Catherine W. Snelling, Celia 
L. Gale, Sarah A. Dyke and Sarah E. White, Assistants. 

ENDICOTT. 

George Allen, jr.. Grammar Master. 
Loring Lothrop, Writing Master. 

Mary A. Torrin, Angeline A. Brigham, Ann M. Wight, Malvina 
R. Brigham, Caroline Keith, M. P. Coi^sworihy.,' Assistants. 

M A T H E W . 

William D. Swan, Grammar Master. 

J. D. Philbrick, Writing Master. 

Winslow Battles and Harvey Jewell, Ushers. 

Mary J. Walker and Eliza L. West, Assistants. 

B O WD O IN , 

Abraham Andrews, Grammar Master. 

James Robinson, Writing Master. 

Mary A. Murdock, Rebecca Lincoln, Caroline E. Andrews, Mary 

S. Robinson, Sarah D. Adams, Eliza B. Mitchell and Elizabeth 

P. Snow, Assistants. 

BOTLSTON. 

Thomas Baker, Grammar Master. 
Charles Kimball, Writing Master. 
Henry Seaver, Usher. 

Clarinda R. F. Treadwell, Matilda Oliver, Susan J. M. Jones, 
Catharine H. Grover and Mary A. Harris, .Assistants. 



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ADAMS. 

Samuel Barrett, .Grammar Master. 

Samuel W. Bates, Writing Master. 

Joel Brown and Ira Cheever, Ushers. 

Mary S. Brigham and Mary E. Beck, Assistants. 

FRANKLIN. 

Barnum Field, Grammar Master. 
Nathan Merrill, Writing Master. 

Hannah S. Tirrell, Sarah Ann Gale, Catharine T. Simonds, S. A, 
M. Gushing, Lucy M. Beck and Caroline A. Green, Assistants. 

/ 
"WELL S. 

Cornelius Walker, Grammar Master. 
Reuben Swan, jr., Writing Master. 
William H. Swan, Usher. 

Matilda A. Gerry, Caroline F. Housely, Frances A. Collins and 
Adeline F. Dinsmore, Assistants. 

HAWES, S. BOSTON. 

Frederick Crafts, Grammar Master. 
John A. Harris, Writing Master. 
Charles A. Mo»rill, Usher. 

Julia M. Baxter, Mary E. Clark, Mary Ann Burnum and H.Maria 
Manning, Assistants. 

MATHER, S. BOSTON. 

Josiah A. Stearns, Grammar Master. 
Jonathan Battles, jr., Writing Master. 
George T. Angell, Usher. 

Mary A. Moody, Lucy Floyd, Rebecca A. Chipman and Ann J, 
Drake, Assistants. 

J O HN SON. 

Richard G. Parker, Grammar Master. 
Joseph Hale, Writing Master. 

Rebecca P. Barry, Martha E. Town, Emma J. Knapp, Mary H. 
Stodder, Helen E. Vans and Mary Jane Danforth, Assistants. '- 

WINTHROP. 

Henry Williams, jr.. Grammar Master. 
Samuel L. Gould, Writing Master. 
Charles E. Valentine, Usher, 

Harriet D. Williams, E. W. Shelton, Olive E. Reynolds, F. M, 
Oliver and Mary E. Weed, Assistants. 



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B R, I M M E K , 



Joshua Bates, Grammar Master. 
William A. Sliepard, IVrltmg Master, 
Percival W. Bartlett and Joljn Butler, Ushers. 
Abba F. Goodridge and Mary A. Collier, Assistants. 



PHILLIPS 



Samuel S. Green, Grammar Master. 

Samuel Swan, Writing Master. 

Amphion Gates and John M. Colcord, Ushers. 

Ellen M. Coolidge and Sarah H. ^xaQtson ., Assistants . 



OTIS. 

Isaac F. Shepard, Grammar Master. 
Benjamin Drew, Writing Master. 
Joshua R. Lothrop, Usher. 

S. W. J. Copeland, Harriet N. Decker, Emeline French and C. S 
Palmer, Assistants. 

D WIGH T. 

George B. Hyde, Master. 

James A. Page, Usher. 

Caroline A. Green, Frances A. Tyler, Caroline G. Woodman, Cla- 
rissa Belknap, Mary A. Richards, Clarissa Guild and Elizabeth 
G. [Jnderhill, Assistants. 

SMITH. 

Ambrose Wellington, Master. 

Chloe A. Lee, Julia A. Smith and Helen James, Assistants. 



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WARD OFFICERS 



Ward No. 1. 



Warden, 
William Palfrey. 

Cler^, 
Alexander Wood. 



Warden, 
Alfred A. Lane. 

Clerk, 
Nathaniel Budd, ji*. 



Warden, 
William Bellamy. 

Clerk, 
Reuben Carver. 



Wa7'de7i, 
George W. Crockett. 

Clerk, 
John Mandell 



Inspectors, 
Charles F. Wells, 
Robert Ripley, 
Thomas T. Hayden, 
Jonas liall, 
James M. Badger. 



Ward No. 2. 



Inspectors, 
John T. Thompson, 
Emery Goss, 
David Whilehouse, 
Samuel F. Rogers, 
Samuel Bentley, jr. 



Ward No. 3. 



Inspectors, 
Ignatius Winter, 
James M. Stevens, 
Thomas Sprague, 
William F. Stetson. 



Ward No. 4. 



Inspectors, 
S. H. Pingry, 
J. L. Edmonds, 
Frederick Brown, 
Thomas H. Russell, 
Benjamin Pond, jr. 



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Warden, 
George Wheelwright. 

Clerk, 
Theodore H. Bell. 



Warden, 
Ezra Lincoln. 

Clerk, 
"William B. Howes. 



Warden, 
Alfred C. Hersey. 

Clerk, 
J. W. Thornton. 



Warden, 
Joseph H. Thayer. 

Clerk, 
William H. Kelley. 



Warden, 
William B. Bradford. 

Cerk, 
Stephen G. Deblois. 



Ward No, 5. 

Inspectors, 
David Austin, 
Andrew Floyd, 
H. G. Ware, jr., 
James W. Baldwin, 
William Pratt. 

Ward No. G. 

Inspectors, 
E. W. Pike, 
Hartwell Lincoln, 
Gardner G. Hubbard, 
Robert Andrews, 
Daniel Sharp, jr. 

Ward No. 7. 

Inspectors, 
Paschal P. P. Ware, 
George Dickinson, 
Francis Kendall, 
Tliomas B. Hall, 
William L. Plummer. 



Ward No. 8. 



Inspectors, 
Daniel B. Badger, 
George W. Goddard, 
Jonathan H. Lane, 
William A. Bell, 
Alfred Lane. 



Ward No. 9. 



Inspectors, 
John Carter, jr., 
John Perry, jr., 
Abi-am Fi-ench, 
P. L. jNIeriani, 
J. W. Meriam. 



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Ward No. 10. 



Warden, 
George "Woodman. 

Cleric, 
P. S. Wheelock. 



Warden, 
William Pope. 

Clerh, 
Isaac P. Clark. 



Warden, 
Charles H. White. 

Olerh, 
Horace Smith. 



Inspectors, 
William D. WiUard, 
Jesse Tirrell, 
Robert W. Hall, 
Enoch H. Tucker, 
Samuel L. Bass, 
Enoch H. Tucker, jr. 

Ward No. 11. 

Inspectors, 
Francis H. C. Blanchard, 
O. J. Faxon, 
Benjamin H. Greene, 
James M. Tower, 
Henry R. Andrews. 

Ward No. 12. 

Inspectors, 
Samuel Burnham, jr., 
Lewis Smith, 
William G. Read, 
W. H. Tilden, 
George W. Sprague. 



101 



WARDS", 



^s divided and established bij an Ordinance of the City, passed 
September 20, 1838. 

No. 1. — Beginning at Winnisimet Ferry, thence on tlie west side 
of Hanover st. to Riciimond st. ; thence on the north side of Rich- 
mond St., crossing Salem st. to Cooper st. ; on north side of Cooper 
St.; crossing Charlestovvn st. to Beverly st. ; thence on the east- 
erly side of Beverly st. to the water. 

No. 2. — Beginning at Winnisimet Ferry, thence on the easterly 
side of Hanover st. to Union st. ; thence on the east side of Union 
St. to Dock square ; thence on the north side of North Market st. 
to the water on the north side of City wharf. 

No 3. — Beginning at tlie water, thence on the westerly side of 
Beverly st. to (Jharlestown st. ; thence on the southerly side of 
Cooper st. and Richmond st. to Hanover st. ; thence on the north- 
westerly side of Hanover st. to Union st. ; thence on the westerly 
side of Union st. to Elm st. ; thence on the northerly side of Elm 
St. to Hanover st. ; thence across Hanover st. to Portland st. ; 
thence on the easterly side of Portland st. to Sudbury st. ; thence 
on the north-westerly side of Sudbury st. to Hawkins st. ; thence 
on the north-easterly side of Hawkins st. to Chardon st. ; thence 
on the north-westerly side of Chardon st. to Green st. ; thence on 
the north-easterly side of Green st. to Lyman place ; thence on the 
east and north sides of Lyman place to Prospect st; thence on the 
eastern side of Prospect st. to Causeway st. ; thence on the north- 
easterly side of Lowell st. to the water. 

No. 4. — Beginning at the north-easterly corner of City wharf; 
thence on the northerly side of City wharf to North Market st. ; 
thence on the southerly side of North Market st. ; across Dock 
square, to Elm st. ; thence on the southerly side of Elm st. to Han- 
over St. ; crossing Hanover st. to Portland st. ; thence on the 
south-westerly side of Portland st. to Sudbury st. ; thence on the 
south-easterly side of Sudbury st. to Hawkins st. ; thence on the 
Bouth-westerly side of Hawkins st. to Chardon st. ; thence on the 
south-easterly side of Chardon st. to Bowdoin square ; thence on 
the south-westerly side of Green si. to Staniford st. ; thence on the 
easterly side of Staniford st. to Cambridge st. ; thence on the 
southerly side of Cambridge st. to Belknap st. ; thence on the 
easterly side of Belknap st. to Mount Vernon st. ; thence on the 



102 

llortheriy ailtj easterly sides of Moant Vernon st. to Beacon st. ; 
thence on the nortlierly side of* Beacon st. to Tremontst. ; thence 
on the north-westerly side of Tremont st. to Court st. ; thence on 
the northerly side of Court st. and State st. to Long wharf; thence 
on the southerly side of said wharf to the end thereof, including 
East Boston and all the islands in the harbor. 

ISo. 5. — Beginning on the easterly end of Cambridge bridge, 
thence on the northerly side of Cambridge st. to Staniford st. ; 
thence on the westerly side of Staniford st. to Green St., crossing 
Green st. to Lyman place; thence on the westerly side of Lyman 
place to Prospect st. ; thence on the westerly side of Prospect st., 
crossing Causeway st. to Lowell st. ; thence on the south-westerly 
side of Lowell st. to the water. 

No. 6. — Beginning at the easterly end of Cambridge bridge, 
thence on the southerly side of Cambridge street to Belknap St.; 
thence on the westerly side of Belknap st. to Beacon st. ; thence 
on the northerly side of Beacon st. to the boundary line between 
Boston and Koxbury, on the Western Avenue. 

No. 7. — Beginning at the corner of Beacon st. and Belknap st. ; 
thence on the easterly side of Belknap st. to Mount Vernon st. ; 
thence on the southerly side of Mount Vernon st. to Beacon st. ; 
thence on the southerly side of Beacon st. to Tremont st. ; thence 
on the southeasterly side of Tremont st. to Court st. ; thence on 
the southerly side of Court st., crossing Washington st. to State st. ; 
thence on the southerly side of State st. to Congress st. ; thence on 
the westerly side of Congress st. to Milk st. ; thence on the north- 
erly side of Milk st. to Federal st. ; thence on the westerly side of 
Federal st. to Franklin place ; thence on the northerly side of 
Franklin place to Hawley st. ; thence on the westerly side of 
Hawley st. to Summer st. ; thence on the soutlierly side of Sum- 
mer St. to Chauncy place ; thence on the westerly side of Chauncy 
place and Bedford place, crossing Bedford St., on the westerly side 
of Rowe St., to Essex st. ; thence on the northerly side of tssex st. 
to Washington st. ; thence on the westerly side of Washington st. 
to Boylston st. ; thence on the northerly side of Boylston st. to 
Tremont st. ; thence on the easterly side of Tremont st. to Park st; 
thence on the north-easterly side of Park st. to Beacon st. ; thence 
on the northerly side of Beacon st. -to the corner of Belknap st. 

No. 8 — Beginning at the water on the southerly side of Long 
wharf, thence on the soutlierly side of State stieet to Congress street; 
thence on the easterly side of Congress street to Milk street; thence 
on the southerly side of Milk street to Federal street ; thence on the 
easterly side of Federal street to Berry street ; thence on the north- 
erly side of Berry street to Atkinson street ; thence on the north- 
easterly side of Atkinson street, crossing Purchase street and Broad 
street, to the water on the southerly side of Russia wharf. 

No. 9. — Beginning at the water on the southerly side of Hobbs's 
wharf, thence crossing Sea street to Beach street ; thence on the 



103 

northerly side of Beacli street to Washington street; thence on the 
easterly side of Washington street to Essex street ; thence on the 
southerly side of Essex street to Rowe street; thence on tlie east- 
erly side of Rowe street, crossing Bedfoi'd street, on the easterly 
side of Bedford place and Chniincy place to Summer street; thence 
on the northerly side of Summer street to Hawley street ; thence on 
the easterly side of Hawley street to Franklin place ; thence on 
the southerly side of Franklin place to Federal street ; thence 
crossing Federal street to Berry street ; thence on the southerly 
side of Berry street to Atkinson street ; thence on the south- 
westerly side of Atkinson street, crossing Purchase street and Broad 
street, to the water on the southerly side of Russia wharf. 

No. 10. — Beginning at the water on the southerly side of Hohbs"s 
wharf, thence crossing Sea street to Beach street ; thence on the 
southerly side of Beach street to Washington street ; thence on the 
westerly side of Washington street to Boylston street; thence on 
the southerly side of Boylston street to Pleasant street; thence on 
the easterly side of Pleasant street to Eliot street; thence on the 
northerly side of Eliot street to Carver street; thence on the east- 
erly side of Carver street to Pleasant street; thence on the north- 
easterly side of Pleasant street to Washington street ; thence cross- 
ing Washington street to Indiana street ; thence on the northerly 
side of Indiana street to Harrison avenue ; thence on the easterly 
side of Harrison avenue, to a new street crossing the South Cove ; 
thence on the northerly side of said street to the water on the 
southerly side of Guild and Cowdin's wharf 

No. 11 — IJeginning at the corner of Boylston street and Pleasant 
street; thence on the westerly side of Pleasant street to Eliot 
street ; thence on the southerly side of Eliot street to Carver street ; 
thence on the westerly side of Carver street to Pleasnnt street; 
thence on the south-westerly side of Pleasant street to Washington 
street ; thence crossing Washington street to Indiana street ; thence 
on the southerly side of Indiana street, to Harrison avenue ; thence 
on the westerly side of Harrison avenue, to a new street crossing 
the South Cove ; thence on the southerly side of said street, to the 
water on the southerly side of Guild & Cowdin's wharf — all south 
and west of the above described line, to Koxbury. 

No. 12.— All South Boston. 



104 



REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 



The following table shows the value of the Real and Personal 
Estate, with the number of persons assessed from the year 1794, 
and every subsequent fifth year to 1844. 



Year. 


Real Estate. 


Personal Estate. 


Aggregate. 


No. Bills. 




£. s. d 


£. s. d. 


£. s. d. 




1794 


602,312 10 


824,812 10 


1,427,125 


, 2953 




DOLLARS. 


DOLLARS. 


DOLLARS. 




1799 


3,'224,100 


3,766,200 


6,990,300 


3600 


1804 


13,753,000 


15,328,300 


29,081,300 


5230 


1809 


19,712,000 


16,617,200 


36,329,200 


6772 


1814 


17,871,400 


15,164,800 


33,037,200 


6617 


1819 


22,795,800 


16,583,400 


39,379,200 


7851 


18-^4 


27,303,800 


22,540,000 


49,807,800 


]0980 


1829 


36,963,800 


24,104,200 


61,068,000 


13311 


1834 


43,140,600 


31,665,200 


74,805,800 


lr-652 


18:;9 


58,577,800 


33,248,600 


91 ,826,400 


18151 


1844 


72,048,000 


46,402,300 


118,450,300 


24817 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Aldermen, names and 
residences, 

Vacancies in, 
. No choice of, 
Standing Commit 

tee of. 
Chairman of, 
Doings of, in 1845- 
46, confirmed. 
Adjournments, . 
Appropriations, annual 
Additions to, 
Transfers of, 
Amendments of Rules 
and Orders, 
Ordinances, 
Attorney, City, . 
Accounts, Commit, on 

County, do. 
Assessors' Department 
Committee on. 
How chosen, i&c. 
Assistant, 
Ordinance, . 
Assessment of Taxes, 
Alien Passengers, 

Superintendent of. 
Auditor, when chosen 

«&c., . 5 

Assay Master, . 
Appeal to Council, 

14 



Page. 



69 
53 
53 

74 
5,26 

57 
6,11,14 

7 
7 
7 

14 

6 

25 

72 

75,76 

73 
75,76 

27,76 
27 
27 
49 

83 

75 
83 
12 



Page. 



By-laws, titles to, 


6 


Ballot, election by, 


17 


Blank, 


17 


Buildings, removal of 


20 


Public, sales of, 


21 


Committee on, 


74 


Superintendent of 


80 


Births, registry of. 


47 


Burial Grounds, Super 




intendent of, . 


79 


Committee on. 


74 


Boston Harbor, Com- 




mittee on, 


73 


Ordinance, . 


42 


Bridges, Committee on 


75 


Superintendent of 


80 


Bells and Clocks, Com- 




mittee on, 


74 


Board of Acc'ts, who 


76 


Bark, &c., Measu'rs of. 


83 


Boats, «fcc.. Weighers 




of, ... . 


83 



Conferences, Commit 

tee of, 
Commit's, Joint Stand 
ing, 

not to act sepa' 

rately, 
Joint, Reports of, 



6 

72 

7 
7 



11 



CONTENTS 



Page. 
Committees,not to con- 
tract, ' . . . 8 
not to approve cer- 
tain Bills, . 8 
of the Whole, . 10,15 
of Common Coun- 
cil, how appoint- 
ed, . . . 11 
Standing, how ap- 

appointed, . 15 
of how many mem- 
bers may be on, 14 
Chairmen of, . 5, 14, 16 
when not to sit, . 15 
of Common Coun- 
cil, ... 15 
chosen by ballot, . 15 
Chairman of, pro 

tem., . . 16 
Special, . , 16 
notice of meetings, 17 
when to report, . 18 
of Board of Alder- 
men, . . 5, 74 
Clerks to make copies, 8 
to attend commit- 
tee meetings, . 17 
Chairmen of Commit- 
tees, . . .5, 14, 16 
of Board of Alder- 
men, . . 5, 26 
City Debt, vote to in- 
crease, ... 7 
Committee on, . 5 
Communications, &c., 15 
Clerk of Council, du- 
ties, ... 17 
Coaches, &c., law reg- 
ulating, ... 23 
Superintendent of, 77 
Cellar Doors, &c., . 24 
Cattle going at large, 24 
City Attorne}'^, . . 25 
City Officers, election 

of, ... . 53 

names, &c., of, . 69 

Council, vacancies in, 53 



Page. 

Copies, &c., made by 

Clerks, ... 8 

Contractors, Commit- 
tees not to be, . 8 

CityClerk,Salary,&c., 71 

Officers, election 

of, . . . 53 

Call to order, . . 12 

County Accounts, Com- 
mittee on, . . 75 

Common, &c., Com- 
mittee on, . . 74 

Constables, . . 78 

Clocks, &c., Commit- 
tee on, . . . 74 

Court House, Keep- 



er of, . . . 


80 


Cullers of Fish, . 


83 


Hoops, &c., 


83 


Crier, City, 


83 


Charitable Institutions, 


83 


D 




Debt, City, 


5 


increase of, . 


7 


reduction of. 


5 


Dedication of Streets, 




&c., 


67 


Deaths, registry of. 


47 


Division of Questions, 


14 


Drains, &c., Commit- 




tee on, 


74 


Deputy Collectors, 


75 



Excuses for not voting 


14 


Enrolment of Ordi 




• nances, . 


15,16 


Committee on. 


16,75 


Expenditures, orders 




for. 


7,16 


Elections by ballot, 


17 


Elections, &c.. Com- 




mittee on. 


75 


Ex. Health, Commit 




tee on, 


74 


Engines, officers of, 


81 



Engineers, pay, «fec., 
Estates, valuation of, 



G 

Goal, Committee on, 

&c., 
Grading Streets and 

Ways, 
Glass Furnaces, . 

H 

Hackney Coaches, «&c., 
Harbor of Boston, Or 
dinance, . 

Committee on. 
House of Correction, 
Overseers, &,c., of, 
Committee on, 
Reformation, 
House of Industry, &c 

Directors, «fec.. 
Hard Lumber, Survey 

ors of. 
Hospital, Lunatic, 
Visiters of, . 
Health, Committee on 
Health Department, 
Hemp, Surveyors of. 
Hay Weighers, . 
Highways, Surveyors 
of, . . ■ . 



Page. 

80,82 

104 



Fuel, Ordinance con- 




cerning, . 


19 


Committee on. 


73 


Finance, Committeeon, 


72 


Furnaces, &c., . 


50,58 


Faneuil Hall Market, 


34 


Fire Department, Com- 




mittee on. 


74 


officers of, . 


80 


account of, . 


82 


Fence Viewers, . 


83 


Field Drivers, . 


83 


Fiirther time to report. 


7 



: NT s . 


HI 


I 

Internal Health, Com 


Page, 




mittee on, 


■ 74 


Industry, House of, 


84 


Instruction, Pub., Com 




mittee on, 


72 


Inspectors of Prisons, 


78 


J 




Joint Standing Com 




mittee's, . 


72 


records to be kept 


7 


Chairman of, 


5 


to report, 


7 


Journal, by Clerk, 


17 


Jail, Committee on. 


73 


Jailor, Deputy, . 


78 


Justices, Police Court, 


77 



K 

Keeper of Rainsford 
Island, 



Lunatic Hospital, Ordi- 
nance, 

Visiters, &c., 

Laws, recent. 

Licenses, Committee 
on, .... 

Lands, Public, Ordi- 



78 



26,34 
84 
46 

74 



84 


nance, 




28 


73 


Committee on. 




72 


84 


Superintendent of, 




80 




Lamps, number of,&c.. 




80 


84 


Lighters, pay,&c.. 




80 




Committee on. 




74 


83 


Superintendent of, 




80 


26,34 


Lumber, Surveyors of. 




82 


84 


Lime, Inspectors of, . 




83 


74 


Leather, Measurer of, 




83 


78 








83 


M 






83 


Motions seconded, 


11 


13 




to be in writing, . 




13 


79 


Members, rights and 








duties of, 


11 


,12 



IV 



CONTENTS. 



Page. 



Members, not to speak 




more than once, 


13,15 


not to stand up, . 


14 


when called to or- 




der, . 


12 


not to be inter- 




rupted. 


12 


not to be on more 




than two Com- 




mittees, . 


14 


not to be named, . 


12 


all to vote, . 


15 


two or more rising 


11 


Messages to Aldermen 


16 


Mayor, vacancy of, 


26 


No choice of, 


54 


Main question, . 


11 


Memorials, &c., 


15,16 


Market Ordinance, 


34 


Committee on, 


74 


Clerk and assist- 




ants of, 


80 


Mahogany, &c., Sur- 




veyors of, 


82 


Municipal Court, offi 




cers of, . 


76 


Minutes to be kept. 


17 


Messenger to C. C, 


72 


Meetings of Commit 




tees, notice of. 


17 


Marriages and Regis 




try of. 


47 


Marshals. City, how 




chosen, &c., . 


77 


N 




Non concurrence. 


6 


Notice, of Repeal o 


r 


Orders, &c., . 


14 


of adjournment. 


14 


to Committees, 


15,17 


Newspapers taken b^ 




City, 


78 


Night Police, . 


78 



o 

Ordinances, titles of, 



Page. 
Ordinances, reading of, 16 
recent, . . 19 
to be enrolled, . 16 
Committee on, . 74 
Orders, titles of, . 7 
Opinions, &c., title of, 7 
Overseers of the Poor, 85 
Obstruction of Streets, 23, 25 
Oak Lumber, &c., Sur- 
veyors of, . . 82 
Order, questions of, . 9 
Officers, election of^ . 53 



Primary Schools, . 90 
Police Department, . 76 
Committee on, . 74 
Court, . . 77 
Officers, . . 77 
Night, . . 78 
Paving, &c.. Commit- 
tee on, . . . 74 
Prisons, Inspectors of, 78 
Physician, Port, how 

chosen, ... 78 

Consulting, . . 79 

Pound Keepers, . . 83 

Plurality of votes,— . 9 
Personal Estate, valu- 
ation of, . . . 104 
President of Council, 

Duties, &c., . . 9 
Absence of, . 9 
Substitution of, . 10 
Pro tem., . . 9 
to call to order, . 12 
Physicians, Consulting, 79 
. Port, ... 78 
Previous Question, . 11, 14 
Public Buildings, Com- 
mittee on, . . 72 
Superintendent of, 80 
Lands, Superin- 
tendent of, . . 80 
Committee on, . 72 
Printer, City, how 

chosen, &c., . . 78 



CONTENTS. 





Page. 


Printing, Ordinance, . 


44 


Commilee on, 


73 


Pub. Instruction, Com- 




mittee on, 


72 


Penalties, imposition 




of, ... . 


16 


a 




Questions propounded 


11 


Under debate, 


13 


Seconded, . 


11 


Division of, . 


14 


Q.uar'ine Island, keep 




er, . 


78 



R 



Reduction City Debt, 






Committee on, 




5 


Reports, clerks to make 






copies. 
Resolves, what are, . 




8 
7 


Records of J. S. Com- 






mittees, . 




7 


Reports, to be in writ- 






ing, 

Joint, . 




7 
7 


agreed to by Com- 






mittee, 




17 


time allowed, 


7 


18 


Rules concerning. 


15 


16 


Reconsideration, 




13 


Reading of Papers, 


14 


16 


Repealing of Ordinan- 
ces, &c.. 




14 


Orders, 




14 


Real Estate, valuation 






of, . . . . 




104 


Resolutions, two read- 






ings, . 




16 


Reformation, House of. 
Registry of Births, tfec. 


46 


,84 
47 


Rules and Orders, 




9 


Suspension of, 




14 


Repeal or amend- 
ment of, . 
Reservoirs, Committee 




14 


on, . 




74 



Page. 
Rainsford Island, keep- 
er, ... . 78 



Standing Committees, 

Joint, . . . 3, 72 
of Council, . . 15,75 

how chosen, . 5 

Members of, . 75 

Chairman of, . 5 
Meetings of, how 

called, . . 6 
of Board of Alder- 
men, . . 74 
Rules, &c. . . 14 
to keep Records, . 17 
Sums and times, votes 

on, .... 11 
Suspension of Rules, 

&c. ... 14 

Seats of Members, . 16 

Special Committees, . 16 
Sewers and Drains, 

Ordinance, . . 22 
Committee on, . 74 
Sewers, &c., Superin- 
tendent of, . . 79 
Salaried OlBcers, how 

chosen, ... 17 
Solicitor, City, Ordi- 
nance, ... 32 
when chosen, . 76 
Steam Engines, Ordi- 
nance, ... 50 
Committee on, . 75 
Streets and Ways, 

Grading of, . . 54 
Committee on, . 74 
Width of, . . 55 
Obstructions of, . 23, 25 
Widening, Com- 
mittee on, . 74 
Superintendent of, 79 
Surveyors of High- 
ways, ... 79 
Staves, &c., cullers of, 83 



VI 



CONTENTS. 



Substitution of Presi- 
dent, 

Sealers of Weights and 
Measures, 

Separate consultations, 

Schools, Public Gram- 
mar, 

Primary, 



Transfers of Appropri- 
ations, 

Times and Sums, votes 
on, 

Taxes, asesssment of, 
Ordinance, 

Treasury, Department, 
Committee on, 
Officers, &c.. 

Titles to Ordinances, 
«fcc. 

Trucks, &c., Superin- 
tendent of, 



Undertakers, 



U 



Votes, one-third, 
two-thirds, 



Page. 
10 

83 

7 

85 
90 



7 
11 
27 

73 

75 

6,7 

77 

79 



Votes, three-fourths, . 

when doubted, 
Votes, of all required, 
Violation of Rules and 
Orders, . 

W 



Papp. 
14 
10 
14 

12 



Water Commissioners, 


29 


Committee on, 


73 


Ordinance, . 


29 


Act, . 


58 


Ward Officers, vacan- 




cy in, . 


53 


Officers, 


98 


Ways and Streets, 




width of. 


54 


Dedication of. 


67 


Grading of, . 


54 


Widening Streets 




Committee on. 


74 


Watch, Captain of, 


78 


Wood, &c , Measur- 




ers of, 


83 


Weights and Measures 


f 


Sealers of. 


83 


Wards, Boundaries o; 


101 



Yeas and Nays, 



7, 10