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Full text of "Municipal register : containing rules and orders of the City Council, the city charter and recent ordinances, and a list of the officers of the City of Boston, for .."

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MUNICIPAL REGISTER. 



MUNICIPAL REGISTER: 

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CONTAINING THE 



CITY OHAETEE, RECENT ORDINANCES, 



KULES AND OBDERS OE THE CITY COUNCIL, 



LIST OF OFFICERS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, 

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FOR THE YEAR 
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BOSTON: 
GEO. C. RAND & AVERY, CITY PRINTERS, 

NO. 3 COKNHILL. 

1861. 



THE CITY CHARTER. 



■ate 
1 



Section 1. The inhabitants of the City of Bos- C or P or 
ton, for all the purposes for which towns andi82i,n6, 
cities are by law incorporated in this Common- 
wealth shall continue to be one body politic, in 
fact and in name, under the style and denomi- 
nation of the City of Boston, and, as such, shall 
have, exercise and enjoy all the rights, immuni- 
ties, powers and privileges, and shall be subject 
to all the duties and obligations now incumbent 
upon and appertaining to said city, as a munici- 
pal corporation. 

Sect. 2. The administration of all the fiscal, cay got- 

m eminent. 

prudential, and municipal concerns of said city, 1821 > 110 > § 1 - 
with the conduct and government thereof, shall 
be vested in one principal officer, to be styled 
the Mayor, one council of twelve persons, to be 
called the Board of Aldermen, and one council 
of forty-eight persons, to be called the Common 
Council, which boards, in their joint capacity, 
shall be denominated the City Council, and also 
in such other boards of officers as are hereinafter 
specified. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the City Pi vis i on , 

v J into twelve 

Council, and they are empowered during theSli d iio,§2. 
year 1860, and whenever thereafterwards they issi,' m. 



6 CITY CHARTER. 

may deem it expedient, not oftener than once 
in ten years, to cause a new division of the city 
to be made into twelve wards, in such manner 
as to include an equal number of voters in each 
ward, as nearly as conveniently may be, con- 
sistently with well defined limits to each ward ; 
and until such division be made, the boundary 
lines of the wards shall remain as now estab- 
lished. 
Annual Sect. 4. The annual meeting of citizens for 

the election the election of municipal officers hereinafter 

of city L 

officers. mentioned, shall be held on the second Mon- 
day of December, and the citizens of said city 
qualified to vote in city affairs, shall, for the 
purpose of such election, then meet together 
within the wards in which they respectively re- 

i85i, ch. 167. side, at such hour and place as the board of 
' c ' ' aldermen may by their warrant direct and ap- 
point ; and the person receiving the highest num- 
ber of votes for any office, shall be deemed and 
declared to be elected to such office ; and when- 
ever two or more persons are to be elected to the 
same office, the several persons, to the number re- 
quired to be chosen, having the highest number 
of votes, shall be declared elected. 

certificates Sect. 5. Every person so chosen in any ward 

tobe e fu£ n shall, within forty-eight hours of his election, be 

nished. i-i • n i 

furnished by the clerk with a certificate thereof, 
signed by the warden, clerk, and a majority of the 
inspectors, which certificate shall be presumptive 
evidence of the title of such person to the office 
therein mentioned. 



CITY CHARTER. 1 

Sect. 6. The municipal officers to be chosen £e™tTf nce " 
at the annual election, shall enter upon the duties year. 

1824, 49, § 2. 

of their respective offices on the first Monday of 
January. 

Sect. 7. The qualified voters of said city Election of 

. ward 

shall at the annual meeting, choose by ballot one officers. 
warden and one clerk and five inspectors of elec- 
tions for each ward, who shall be resident in said 
ward, and who shall hold their offices for one year, 
and until others shall be chosen and qualified in 
their stead. 

Sect. 8. The ward officers mentioned in the ward 

officers to be 
sworn. 
1821,110, §8 



preceding section, shall respectively make oath 
faithfully and impartially to discharge their sev- 
eral duties, which oath may be administered by 
the clerk of such ward to the warden, and by 
the latter to the clerk and inspectors, or to all 
of said officers, by any justice of the peace for 
the county of Suffolk ; and a certificate thereof 
shall be entered in the record, to be kept by the 
clerk of the ward. 

Sect. 9. In case of the non-election of anyNon-eiec- 

tion of ward 

ward officer at the annual meeting, adjournments ° mcers - 
may be had for the purpose of effecting such elec- 
tion, in the same manner as is hereinafter pro- 
vided with regard to the election of members of 
the common council. 

Sect. 10. In case of the absence of any ward Absence of 

" ward 

officer, at any ward meeting, such officer may beilafno.sa. 
chosen pro tempore, by hand vote, and shall have 
all the powers and be subject to all the duties of 
the regular officer at such meeting. 



o CITY CHARTER. 

du^ e or d Sect. 11. It shall be the duty of the warden 
to preside at all ward meetings, with the powers 
of moderators of town meetings. In case of his 
absence, the clerk, and in case of the absence of 
the clerk, any inspector shall preside according to 
seniority, until a warden shall be chosen as pro- 
vided in the preceding section. 

Sarfcifrk. Sect. 12. It shall be the duty of the clerk to 
' ' § make a fair and true record, and to keep an ex- 
act journal of all the acts and votes of citizens at 
the ward meetings, and to deliver over such 
records and journals, together with other docu- 
ments and papers held by him in his said capacity, 
to his successor in office. 

warden Ld Sect. 13. It shall be the duty of the warden 

i82i,iioT§3. an d inspectors of each ward, to receive, sort, and 
count, and of the warden to declare, all votes at 
any election within such ward. 

wardof Sect. 14. It shall be the duty of all ward 

eiectioi^ officers authorized to preside and act at elections 
of city officers, to attend and perform their re- 
spective duties, at the times and places appoint- 
ed 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. 

Election of Sect. 15. The qualified voters of said city 

mayor. 

i82i, no, §5. gh a n ? at the annual meeting, be called upon to 
give in their votes for one able and discreet 
person, being an inhabitant of the city, to be 
mayor of said city for the term of one year. 
All the ballots so given in, in each ward, being 
sorted, counted and declared, shall be recorded 
at large by the clerk in open ward meeting : 



CITY CHARTER. 9 

and in making such declaration and record, the 
whole number of votes or ballots given in shall 
be distinctly stated, together with the name of 
every person voted for, and the number of votes 
given for each person respectively ; such num- 
bers to be expressed in words at length ; and a 
transcript of such record, certified and authenti- 
cated by the warden, clerk, and a majority of 
the inspectors of elections for each ward, shall 
forthwith be transmitted or delivered by such 
ward clerk to the clerk of the city. It shall be 
the duty of the city clerk forthwith to enter 
such returns, or a plain and intelligible abstract 
of them, as they are successively received, upon 
the journal of the proceedings of the board of 
aldermen, or some other book to be kept for that 
purpose. 

Sect. 16. The board of aldermen shall, as Board of 

aldermen to 

soon as conveniently may be, within three clays SSof 
of such election, meet together and examine all m°ayor for 

, 1821,110, §5. 

the said returns, and they shall cause the person 18 |°> cn -?- 
who may have been elected mayor, to be noti- 
fied in writing of his election ; but if it shall 
appear by said returns that no person has been 
elected, or if the person elected shall refuse to 
accept the office, the board shall issue their war- 
rants for a new election, and the same proceed- 
ings shall be had as are provided in the pre- 
ceding section for the choice of a mayor, and 
repeated from time to time, until a mayor shall 
be chosen. 



10 CITY CHARTER. 

FncaIe d of!o Sect. 17. Whenever, on examintion by the 
mayol-be- board of aldermen, of the returns of votes siven 

fore the . . 

mmto? the f° r ma y or a ^ the meetings of the wards holden 
^a?! 011 ^ 1 for the purpose of electing that officer, last pre- 
ceding the first Monday of January, in each 
year, no person shall appear to be chosen, the 
board of aldermen, by whom such examination 
is made, shall make a record of that fact, an 
attested copy of which record it shall be the 
duty of the city clerk to produce and read, on 
the first Monday in January, in the presence of 
the members returned to serve as aldermen and 
common councilmen ; and the oaths prescribed 
by law may be administered to the members 
elect. The members of the board of aldermen 
shall thereupon proceed to elect a chairman, and 
the common council a president, in their respect- 
ive chambers, and being respectively organized 
they shall proceed to business in the manner 
hereinafter provided, in case of the absence of 
the mayor : — and the board of aldermen shall 
forthwith issue their warrants for meetings of 
the citizens of the respective wards, for the 
choice of a mayor, at such time and place as 
they shall judge most convenient ; and the same 
proceedings shall be had, in all respects, as are 
hereinbefore directed, and shall be repeated from 
time to time, until a mayor shall be duly chosen. 
proceedings Sect. 18. Whenever it shall appear, by the 

in case no a x ' •/ 

Sen/or a regular returns of the elections of city officers, 
ofaiderLenthat a mayor has not been chosen, or that a 

is not 

il^oiS . i full board of aldermen has not been elected, 

1845,217, § 1. 

such of the board of aldermen, whether they 



CITY CHARTEE. 11 

constitute a quorum or not, as may Lave been 
chosen, shall issue their warrant, in the usual 
form, for the election of a mayor, or such mem- 
bers of the board of aldermen as may be neces- 
sary, and the same proceedings shall be had 
and repeated, until the election of a mayor and 
aldermen shall be completed, and all vacancies 
shall 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 
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 aldermen shall be 
elected. 

Sect. 19. The qualified voters of said citv Election of 

* J aldermen. 

shall, at the annual meeting, be called upon to 1821 ' 110 ' 56, 
give in their votes for twelve persons, being 
inhabitants of said city, to constitute the board 
of aldermen for the ensuing year, and all the 
votes so given, being sorted, counted, and de- 
clared by the warden and inspectors, shall be 
recorded at large by the clerk, in open ward 
• meeting ; and in making such declaration and 
record, the whole number of votes or ballots 
given in shall be particularly stated, together 
with the name of every person voted for, and 
the number of votes given for each person ; 
and a transcript of such record, certified by 
the warden and clerk, and a majority of the 



12 CITY CHARTER. 

inspectors of each ward, shall forthwith be trans^ 
mitted to the city clerk; whereupon the same 
proceedings shall be had, to ascertain and de- 
termine the persons chosen as aldermen, as are 
hereinbefore directed, in regard to the choice 
of mayor, and for a new election, in case of the 
whole number required not being chosen at the 
first election. And each alderman so chosen 
shall be duly notified in writing of his election, 
by the mayor and aldermen for the time being. 
fomm°on 0f Sect. 20. The qualified voters of each ward 
iff So™ 6 ?." shall, at the annual election, be called upon to 
give in their votes for four able and discreet 
men, being inhabitants of the ward, to be mem- 
bers of the common council for the ensuing 
year ; and all the ballots so given in, in each 
ward, being sorted, counted and declared, a pub- 
lic declaration of the result shall be made by the 
warden in open ward meeting ; and a record of 
such proceedings shall be kept by the clerk, in 
his journal, stating particularly the whole num- 
ber of ballots given in, the number necessary to 
make a choice, the number actually given for 
each person, the whole to be written in words at 
length. 
tocalltS Sect. 21. In case four persons are not chosen 
of Common at the first balloting in any ward, the meeting 
'of such ward shall be adjourned by the presid- 
ing officer, for the purpose of filling such vacan- 
cies, to a period not less than twenty-four, nor 
more than seventy-two hours distant from the 
hour when the polls were opened at the first 
balloting ; the time of adjournment, within such 



CITY CHARTER. 13 

limits, to be determined by the warden, with the 
consent of a majority of the inspectors who may 
be present when such adjournment is had ; and 
such notice shall be given of the time of such 
adjournment, and the time the polls will be kept 
open, as the warden may direct; and at such 
adjourned meeting a balloting shall be opened 
for a number of common councilmen sufficient 
to complete the number of four, which shall be 
conducted, and its result be declared and record- 
ed, in the same manner as before prescribed for 
the first balloting. 

Sect. 22. In case there shall still be vacancies same 

subject. 

in the number of common councilmen in any 
ward, adjournments of the meetings of the citizens 
thereof, for the purpose of filling the same, shall 
continue to be had in the same manner, to periods 
not less than twenty-four nor more than seventy- 
two hours distant from each other, at all of which 
the balloting shall be conducted, and the result be 
declared and recorded in the same manner as be- 
fore prescribed, until the number of four shall be 
duly chosen. And at all such adjournments the 
polls shall be kept open the same number of hours 
as are required by the original warrant. 

Sect. 23. If at the close of the last legally ad-J*™^ 
journed meeting of any ward as aforesaid preced- 
ing the first Monday in January, there shall still 
be vacancies in the number of common council- 
men for any ward, no further adjournment shall 
be had; but a record of the fact, and of the 
number of such vacancies, shall be made by the 



14 CITY CHARTER. 

clerk of the ward in his journal, signed therein by 
the warden, clerk, and a majority of the inspectors, 
an attested copy of which record shall forthwith 
be delivered by the clerk of the ward to the city 
clerk, who shall lay the same before the common 
council at their first meeting in January. 
Board of Sect. 24. The board of aldermen, the common 

aldermen, 

feeof council, and the school committee, shall have 
i82i,iTo^7. authority to decide upon all questions relative to 

the qualifications, elections and returns of their 

respective members, 
vacancies Sect. 25. Whenever it shall appear to the 

in city or x ■•• 

f845?2r?, c §2: board of aldermen, that there is a vacancy, by re- 
moval from the city, or by death, resignation, or 
otherwise, in the board of aldermen, the common 
council, the school committee,* or in any of the 
city and ward offices, it shall be the duty of said 
board to issue their warrant in due form to fill all 
such vacancies in each and all of said boards and 
offices, at such time and place as they may deem 
advisable ; and the same proceedings shall be had, 
and adjournments, if necessary, within the same 
limits, as are herein prescribed for the annual 
meeting for the election of common councilmen. 
But in case of vacancies in the common council, 
and school committee, such warrant shall not be 
issued, until the board of aldermen receive official 
information thereof. 
Removal of Sect. 26. All city and ward officers shall be 
officers from held to discharge the duties of the offices to which 

their wards. ° 

1845, 217, §5. t ne y have been respectively elected, notwithstand- 
ing their removal after their election out of their 

* Vide Statute of May 30, 1857, respecting the mode of filling vacancies in school 
commit 



CITY CHARTER. 15 

* 

respective wards, into any other wards of the city. 
But they shall not be so held after they have 
taken up their permanent residence out of the city. 

Sect. 27. The mayor, aldermen, and common g£f a ™ f z *: t 
councilmen, on the first Monday of January, ori82 U i"n6,§9. 
before entering on the duties of their offices, shall 
respectively be sworD, by taking the oath of alle- 
giance and oath of office, prescribed in the con- 
stitution of this commonwealth, and an oath to 
support the constitution of the United States. And 
such oaths may be administered to the mayor elect, 
by any one of the justices of the supreme judicial 
court, or any judge of any court of record, com- 
missioned to hold any such court, within the said 
city, or by any justice of the peace for the county 
of Suffolk. And such oaths shall be administered °£ th of 

omce. 

to the aldermen and members of the common 
council, by the mayor, being himself first sworn 
as aforesaid ; or by either of the persons authorized 
to administer said oath to the mayor ; and a cer- 
tificate of such oaths having been taken, shall be 
entered in the journal of the mayor and aldermen, 
and of the common council respectively, by their 
respective clerks. 

Sect. 28. In case of the unavoidable absence, j^ 6 ™^ 
on account of sickness or otherwise, of the mayor ' '' § ' 
elect, on the first Monday in January, the city 
government shall organize itself in the mode 
hereinbefore provided in cases wherein no person 
shall have been elected mayor at the meeting last 
preceding the first Monday in January, and may 
proceed to business in the same manner as if the 
mayor were present. 



16 CITY CHARTER. 

*■ 

Aldermen 



10. 



tooSt Sect. 29. After the organization of the city 

permanent j -1 i t '/» • n 

chakman. government and the qualification of a mayor, and 
when a quorum of the board of aldermen shall be 
present, said board, the mayor presiding, shall pro- 
ceed to choose a permanent chairman, who shall 
preside at all meetings of the Board and at conven- 
tions of the two branches, in the absence of the 
mayor ; and in case of any vacancy in the office 
of mayor for any cause, he shall exercise all the 
powers and perform all the duties of the office as 
long as such vacancy shall continue. But he shall 
continue to have a vote in the board, and shall not 
have the veto power. 

city cierk. Sect. 30. The mayor, aldermen, and common 

1821, 110, § . . 

council in convention in the month of January, 
shall choose a clerk for the term of one year, and 
until another person is duly chosen and qualified 
in his stead, who shall be sworn to the faithful dis- 
charge of the duties of his office, and shall be re- 
movable at the pleasure of the board of aldermen 
— the mayor thereto consenting. He shall be de- 
nominated the city clerk, and it shall be his duty 
to keep a journal of the acts and proceedings of 
the board of aldermen, to sign all warrants issued 
by them, and to do such other acts in his said ca- 
pacity, as may lawfully and reasonably be required 
of him ; and to deliver over all journals, books, 
papers, and documents, entrusted to him as such 
clerk, to his successor in office, immediately upon 
such successor being chosen and qualified as afore- 
said, or whenever he may be thereunto required 
by the aldermen. The city clerk thus chosen and 
qualified shall continue to have all the powers and 



CITY CHARTER. 17 

perform all the duties now by law belonging to 
him. 

Sect. 31. In case of a vacancy in the office ofy^ c c a e n o Y c j t n y 
city clerk, from any cause, the same shall be clerk ' 
filled in the manner provided in the preceding 
section. 

Sect. 32. In case of the temporary absence of £g e ™eof 
the city clerk, the mayor, by and with the advice 
and consent of the board of aldermen, may ap- 
point a city clerk pro tempore. 

Sect. 33. The administration of police, together Powers and 

r . duties of 

with the executive powers of the said corpora- Jf^jj^ 
tion generally, and all the powers formerly vested 13. ' ' § 
in the selectmen of the town of Boston, either by 
the general laws of this commonwealth, by partic- 
ular laws relative to the powers and duties of said 
selectmen, or by the usages, votes or by-laws of 
said town, and all the powers subsequently vested r.s. 24, §54. 
in the mayor and aldermen of said city, as county 
commissioners or otherwise, shall be, and hereby 
are vested in the board of aldermen, as hereby 
constituted, as fully and amply as if the same 
were herein specially enumerated. A majority of 
the members of the board shall constitute a quo- 
rum for the transaction of business. Their meet-ispi, 110, § 
ings shall be public, and the mayor, if present, 
shall preside, but without a vote. 

Sect. 34. The persons so chosen and qualified common 

x m council a 

as members of the common council of the said ^p^' ate 
city, shall sit and act together as a separate body,n. ' ' § 
distinct from that of the board of aldermen, ex- 
cept in those cases in which the two bodies are to 
meet in convention ; and the said council shall 
3 



18 , CITY CHARTER. 



President, hav empower, from time to time, to choose one of 
their own members to preside over their deliber- 
ations, and to preserve order therein, and also to 

cierk. choose a clerk, who shall be under oath faithfully 
to discharge the duties of his office, who shall 
hold such office during the pleasure of said coun- 
cil, and whose duty it shall be to attend said coun- 
cil, when the same is in session, to keep a journal 
of its acts, votes, and proceedings, and to perform 
such other services, in said capacity, as said coun- 

be tti uBiic° c ^ ma y require. All sittings of the common 
council shall be public ; and twenty- five members 

Quorum, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. 

powers of Sect. 35. All other powers heretofore by law 

city council, J- J 

i82i, no, § ves t ec ] i n the town of Boston, or in the inhabi- 
262. ' ' ' tants thereof, as a municipal corporation, or in the 

1851,c.238. ; x l ' 

city council of the city of Boston, shall be and 
hereby. are continued to be vested in the mayor, 
aldermen, and common council of the said city, 
to be exercised by concurrent vote, each board as 
hereby constituted having a negative upon the 
proceedings of the other, and the mayor having a 
veto power as hereinafter provided. More espe- 
cially they shall have power to make all such 
By-iaws needful and salutary by-laws, or ordinances, not 
inconsistent with the laws of this commonwealth, 
as towns by the laws of this commonwealth have 
power to make and establish, and to annex pen- 
alties not exceeding fifty dollars, for the breach 
thereof, which by-laws and ordinances shall take 
effect and be in force from and after the time 
therein respectively limited, without the sanction 



CITY CHARTER. 19 

or confirmation of any court, or other authority 
whatsoever. 

Sect. 36. The city council shall also have £ f s f a ^? nt 
power from time to time, to lay and assess taxes 15. ' ' § 

p n Stat. 1852,o. 

for all purposes for which towns are by law re- 301 - 
quired or authorized to assess and grant money, 1322, 85. 
and also for all purposes for which county taxes 14, k. 
may be levied and assessed, so long as other towns 
in the county shall not be liable to taxation for 
county purposes. But in the assessment and ap- 
portionment of all such taxes upon the polls and 
estates of all persons liable to contribute thereto, 
the same rules and regulations shall b*e observed 
as are now established by the laws of this com- 
monwealth, or may be hereafter enacted, relative 
to the assessment and apportionment of town 
taxes. 

Sect. 37. The said city council shall also have collection 

** of taxes. 

power to provide for the assessment and collection J| 21 > 110 ' 5 
of such taxes, and to make appropriations of all 
public moneys, and provide for the disbursement 
thereof, and take suitable measures to ensure a 
iust and prompt account thereof; and for these Assessors to 

. be chosen. 

purposes, may either elect such assessors and as- 
sistant assessors as may be needful, or provide for 
the appointment or election of the same or any of 
them, by the mayor and aldermen, or by the citi- 
zens, as in their judgment may be most conducive 
to the public good ; and may also require of all 
persons entrusted with the collection, custody, or 
disbursement of public moneys, such bonds, with Bond . s » &e -» 

J- •/ ' 7 may be 

such conditions and such sureties, as the case may rec t ulred - 
in their judgment require. 



20 CITY CHARTER. 

SfmayTro. Sect. 38. The city council may provide for the 

vide for the • , , i j. • i» n jk 

appoint- appointment or election 01 all necessary omcers, 

mentofcity L x . , . , 

iIi e no ^ or ^ e g 00 ^ government of said city, not other- 
16 ' wise provided for, and may prescribe their duties 

Register of and fix their compensation ; and may choose a 

deeds. L ' 7 • «/ 

register of deeds, whenever the city shall be one 
county, 
care and g ECT . 39. The city council shall have the care 

custody of «/ 

city prop- an( ^ SU p er i n tendence of the public buildings, and 
16. ' ' the care, custody, and management of all property 
of the city, with power to lease or sell the same, 
power to except the Common and Faneuil Hall. And the 
property, said city council shall have power to purchase 
property, real or personal, in the name and for 
the use of the city, whenever its interest or con- 
venience may in their judgment require it. 
Board of Sect. 40. All the power and authority now by 
1821, iio, § law vested in the city council or in the board of 
il pickh&L' mayor and aldermen, relative to the public health 
and the quarantine of vessels, shall continue to be 
vested in the city council, to be carried into exe- 
cution by the appointment of one or more health 
commissioners ; or in such other manner as the 
health, cleanliness, comfort, and order of the city 
may, in their judgment, require, subject to such 
alterations as the legislature may from time to 
time adopt. The powers and duties above named 
may be exercised and carried into effect by the 
city council, in any manner which they may pre- 
scribe, or through the agency of any persons to 
whom they may delegate the same, notwithstand- 
ing a personal exercise of the same, collectively 
or individually, is prescribed by previous legisla- 



CITY CHARTER. 21 

tion ; and the city council may constitute either 
branch, or any committee of their number, wheth- 
er joint or separate, the board of health, for all or 
for particular purposes. 

Sect. 41. The board of aldermen shall be sur-jj™^™ 
veyors of highways for said city. Ym,'§ 2. 

Sect. 42. The city council shall, in the month city treas- 

" ' urer. 

of May, meet together in convention and elect a i| 21 ' m § 
suitable person to be the treasurer of said city, 
who shall also be county treasurer ; and who shall R - s 14 > § 47 - 
hold his office until his successor is chosen and 
qualified in his stead. 

Sect. 43. No person shall be eligible to any Members of 

city council 

office, the salary of which is payable out of the jjjS c ^ 
city treasury, who, at the time of his appointment, 21. ' ' § 
shall be a member of either the board of alder-??-' ' 

loot, IV. 

men or the common council ; and neither the anU " § ^ 
mayor, nor any aldermen, or member of the com- 
mon council, shall at the same time hold any 
office of emolument under the city government. 

[Sect. 44. In the month of October, in each£ e P r « 8enta - 
l ? tives to gen- 

year, the city government shall meet in conven- lsti/Tio? § 
. . 22. 

tion and determine the number of representatives is3i, 38. 

which it may be expedient for the corporation to 

send to the general court in the ensuing year, 

within its constitutional limits, and to publish 

such determination, which shall be conclusive ; Aao/m?. 

and the number thus determined shall be specified 

in the warrant calling a meeting for the election 

of representatives.] 

Sect. 45. The mayor of the city, chosen and§o™on5?e" 

qualified as hereinbefore provided, shall be taken Slfaio, § 



22 CITY CHARTER. 

and deemed to be the chief executive officer of 
said corporation ; and he shall be compensated for 
his services by a salary, to be fixed by the board 
of aldermen and common council, in convention 
assembled, payable at stated periods ; which salary 
shall not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars 
annually, and he shall receive no other compen- 
sation or emolument whatever ; and no regula- 
tions enlarging or diminishing such compensation 
shall be made, to take effect until the expiration 
of the year for which the mayor then in office 
shall have been elected, and said salary when 
fixed shall continue until changed by the city 
council as aforesaid. 
His powers Sect. 46. It shall be the duty of the mayor, to 

and duties. m . . 

1821, no, § De vigilant and active at all times, in causing the 
laws for the government of said city to be duly 
executed and put in force ; to inspect the conduct 
of all subordinate officers in the government 
thereof, and as far as may be in his power to cause 
all negligence, carelessness, and positive violation 
of duty to be duly prosecuted and punished. He 
shall have power, whenever in his judgment the 
good of said city may require it, to summon 
meetings of the board of aldermen and common 
council, or either of them, although the meeting of 
said boards may stand adjourned to a more dis- 
tant day, and shall cause suitable notice in writing 
of such meetings to be given to the respective 
members of said boards. And he shall from time 
to time, communicate to both branches of the city 
council all such information, and recommend all 
such measures, as may tend to the improvement 



CITY CHARTER. 23 

of the finances, the police, health, security, clean- 
liness, comfort and ornament of the said city. 

Sect. 47. Every ordinance, order, resolution veto power 

. of the 

or vote, to which the concurrence of the board of ma y° r - 
aldermen and of the common council may be ne- 
cessary, (except on a question of convention of the 
two branches,) and every order of either branch 
involving the expenditure of money, shall be pre- 
sented to the mayor ; if he approve thereof he 
shall signify his approbation by signing the same, 
bnt if not, he shall return the same with his objec- 
tions to the branch in which it originated, who 
shall enter the objections of the mayor at large 
on their records, and proceed to reconsider said 
ordinance, order, resolution or vote ; and if, after 
such reconsideration, two-thirds of the board of 
aldermen or common council, notwithstanding 
such objections, agree to pass the same, it shall, 
together with the objections, be sent to the other 
branch of the city council, (if it originally re- 
quired concurrent action,) where it shall also be 
reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of the 
members present it shall be in' force ; but in all 
cases the vote shall be determined by yeas and 
na}^s ; and if such ordinance, order, resolution or 
vote shall not be returned by the mayor within 
ten days after it shall have been presented, the 
same shall be in force. But the veto power of the 
mayor shall not extend to the election of officers 
required by any law or ordinance to be chosen by 
the city council in convention, or by concurrent 
action, unless expressly so provided therein. 

Sect. 48. In all cases where anything- is or Sa ™ e 

J <=> subject. 



24 .CITY CHARTER. 

may be required or authorized by any law or or- 
dinance to be done by the mayor and aldermen, 
the board of aldermen shall first act thereon ; and 
any order, resolution or vote of said board shall 
be presented to the mayor for his approval, in the 
manner provided in the preceding section. 
Mayor to Sect. 49. In all cases wherein appointments 

appoint ■•• J- 

consent's to office are directed to be made by the mayor 
i82i, r no,'§ and aldermen, they shall be made by the mayor, 
i85i, en. 94, ^y an d w ith the advice and consent of the alder- 
powerof men, and such officers may be removed by the 

removal. 

mayor. 
vacancy in Sect. 50. In the case of the decease, inability, 

the office of . 

J??7Tv ft „ absence or resignation of the mayor, and when- 

1821, 110, § 5. ° •f ' 

ever there is a vacancy in the office from any 
cause, and the same being declared, and a vote 
passed by the aldermen and common council 
respectively, declaring such cause and the expe- 
diency of electing a mayor for the time being, to 
supply the vacancy thus occasioned, the board of 
aldermen shall issue their warrants in due form 
for the election of a mayor, and the same pro- 
ceedings shall be had as are hereinbefore provided 
for the choice of a mayor. 
Accounta- Sect. 51. All boards and officers acting under 
boaMnd 11 the authority of the said corporation, and en- 

officevs for . n . _ ... 

public trusted with the expenditure of public money, 

money. *■ L ^ J 

1821, no, § gjjgji k e accountable therefor to the city council, 
in such manner as they may direct, and it shall 
be the duty of the city council to publish and dis- 
tribute annually, for the information of the citi- 

Annuai zens, a particular statement of the receipts and 

financial " *- 

statement. 



CITY CHARTER. 25 

expenditures of all public moneys, and a particu- 
lar statement of all city property. 

Sect. 52. The qualified voters of each ward JJ!*JSs°J f 
shall, at the annual meeting, be called upon tolsfi^nM 
give in their votes for one able and discreet per- git. is©, o. 
son, being an inhabitant of the ward, to be an 
overseer of the poor, and thereupon the same 
proceedings shall be had as are before directed in 
the election of members of the common council. 
And the persons thus chosen shall together con- Their P ow- 

. m ers and 

stitute the board of overseers for said city, and ggg^ 122 . 
shall continue to have all the powers and be sub- 
ject to all the duties, now by law appertaining to 
the overseers of the poor of the city of Boston, 
until the same shall be altered or qualified by the 
legislature. 

Sect. 53. The school committee shall consist The school 

committee. 

of the mayor of the city, the president of thejgjf'jfj'gg; 
common council, and of the persons hereinafter 
mentioned. A majority of the persons duly 
elected shall constitute a quorum for the transac- 
tion of business ; and at all meetings of the 
board, the mayor, if present, shall preside. 

Sect. 54. At the annual election next after the same 

subject. 

passage of this act, the qualified voters of each 
ward shall be called upon to give in their ballots 
for six inhabitants of the ward, to be members of 
the school committee ; and the two persons who 
receive the highest number of votes, or, in case 
more than two receive an equal number of votes, 
the two persons who are senior by age, shall hold 
their office for three years from the second Mon- 
day in January next ensuing, and the next two 
4 



26 CITY CHAETER. 

persons who receive the highest number of votes, 

or who are senior by age in the contingency 

aforesaid, shall hold their office for two years from 

said date, and the two other persons shall hold 

their office for one year from said date ; and at 

every subsequent annual election, two persons 

shall be chosen in each ward, to be members of 

the school committee for the term of three years. 

tiol a of iza " Sect. 55. The persons so chosen as members 

ffi*e. com "of the school committee, shall meet and organize 

on the second Monday of January, at such hour 

secretary as the mayor may appoint. They may choose a 

di"nat s e or " secretary and such subordinate officers as they 

officers. 

may deem expedient, and shall define their duties 
and fix their respective salaries. 
powers and Sect. 56. The said committee shall have the 

duties of 

mittee. com " care an d management of the public schools, and 
19. ' ' 5 may elect all such instructors as they may deem 
proper, and remove the same whenever they con- 
sider it expedient. And generally they shall have 
all the powers, in relation to the care and man- 
agement of the public schools, which the select- 
men of towns or school committees are authorized 
by the laws of this commonwealth to exercise. 
Quaiifica- Sect. 57. Every male citizen of twenty-one 

tions of vot- nil i ' i 

ersatmu- years oi as;e and upwards, excepting paupers and 

nicipal elec- J & L / r O 1 1 ^ 

i8°2i s ho c § - 8. persons under guardianship, who shall have resided 
within the commonwealth one year and within 
the city six months next preceding any meeting 
of citizens, either in wards, or in general meeting? 
for municipal purposes, and who shall have paid, 
by himself or his parent, master or guardian, any 
state or county tax, which, within two years next 



CITY CHARTER. 27 

preceding such meeting, shall have been assessed 
upon him, in any town or district in this common- 
wealth, and also every citizen who shall be by law 
exempted from taxation, and who shall be in 
all other respects qualified as above mentioned, 
shall have a right to vote at such meeting, and no 
other person shall be entitled to vote at such 
meeting. 

Sect. 58. It shall be the duty of the board of Board of 

, p J32 aldermen to 

aldermen, prior to every election of city officers, ™^ s list r ^ 
or of any officer or officers under the government e?ectfon. 
of the United States or of this commonwealth, to 24. ' 

R. S. 3. 

make out lists of all the citizens of each ward 
qualified to vote in such election, in the manner 
in which selectmen and assessors of towns are re- 
quired to make out similar lists of voters, and for 
that purpose they shall have free access to the as- 
sessors' books and lists, and shall be entitled to the 
aid and assistance of all assessors, assistant assess- 
ors, and other officers of said city. And it shall 
be the duty of the board of aldermen to deliver 
such list of the voters in each ward, so prepared 
and corrected, to the clerk of said ward, to be used 
by the warden and inspectors thereof at such elec- 
tion ; and no person shall be entitled to vote at 
such election, whose name is not borne on such 
list. And to prevent all frauds and mistakes in inspectors 

r> to allow no 

such elections, it shall be the duty of the inspector, ™ e J;° ™4 e e 
in each ward, to take care that no person shall vote i|£ otonthe 
at such election, whose name is not so borne on 
the list of voters, and to cause a mark to be placed 
against the name of each voter on such list, at 
the time of giving in his vote. And the city coun- 



28 CITY CHAETER. 

cil shall have authority to establish such rules and 
regulations, as to making out, publishing, and 
using such lists of qualified voters, as they shall 
deem proper, not inconsistent with the constitu- 
tion and laws of the commonwealth. 
Elections of Sect. 59. All elections for governor, lieutenant 

national 

officers te governor, senators, representatives, representatives 
i82i : no, § ^ Q con g resSj aI1( j a u other officers, who are to be 
"■"'«,'§ 9, " chosen and voted for by the people, shall be held 
E'S's'l if; at meetings of the citizens qualified to vote in 
is." M ' such elections, in their respective wards, at the 

Stat. 1852, . n i i t n i -i ' • • 

209 - time fixed by law lor those elections respectively. 

And at such meetings, all the votes given in, be- 
ing collected, sorted, counted, and declared by the 
inspectors of elections, in each ward, it shall be 
the duty of the clerk of such ward to make a 
true record of the same, specifying therein the 
whole number of ballots given in, the name of 
each person voted for, and the number of votes 
for each, expressed in words at length. And a 
transcript of such record, certified by the warden, 
clerk, and a majority of the inspectors of elections 
in such ward, shall forthwith be transmitted or 
delivered by each ward clerk to the clerk of the 
city. And it shall be the duty of the city clerk 
forthwith to enter such returns, or a plain and in- 
telligible abstract of them, as they are successively 
received, in the journals of the proceedings of the 
board of aldermen, or in some other book kept 

Examina- for that purpose. And it shall be the duty of 

tion and re- .. , . 1 . 

tum of the board of aldermen to meet together within 

votes. ° 

two days after every such election, and examine 
and compare all the said returns, and thereupon to 



CITY CHARTER. 29 

make out a certificate of the result of such election, Certiflcate - 
to be signed by a majority of the aldermen, and 
also by the city clerk, which shall be transmitted, 
delivered or returned in the same manner as sim- 
ilar returns are by law directed to be made by the 
selectmen of towns ; and such certificates and re- 
turns shall have the same force and effect, in all 
respects, as like returns of similar elections made 
by the selectmen of towns. At the election of separate 

v lists of votes 

governor, lieutenant governor, and senators, it£° n f° v & c-i 
shall be the duty of the board of aldermen to make mittedto ns 

_ the secre- 

and seal up separate lists of persons voted for as^y.orto 
governor, lieutenant governor, and senators of the E- s ' 5 ' § ' 
commonwealth, with the number of votes for each 
person, written in words at length against his 
name, and to transmit said lists to the secretary of 
the commonwealth or to the sheriff of the county. 
The board of aldermen shall, within three days votes for 

' ^ electors of 

next after the day of any election of electors of ££f£!w 
president and vice president of the United States, to be W ' 

L , transmitted 

held by virtue of the laws of this commonwealth, |° r the secre - 
or of the United States, deliver or cause to be 1844 ' 167 ' 51 ' 
delivered the lists of votes therefor, sealed up, to 
the sheriff of the county ; and the said sheriff shall, 
within four days after receiving said lists, transmit 
the same to the office of the secretary of the com- 
monwealth ; or the said aldermen may, and when 
the office of sheriff is vacant they shall themselves 
transmit the said lists to the said officer, within 
seven days after the election ; and all votes not so Proceedings 
transmitted shall be rejected. In all elections for ™ S entitfves 

. . are not 

representatives to the general court, m case the chosen. 



30 CITY OHAETER. 

whole number proposed to be elected shall not be 
chosen according to law by the votes legally re- 
turned, the board of aldermen shall forthwith issue 
their warrant for a new election, agreeably to the 
constitution and laws of this commonwealth, and 
the same proceedings shall be had in all respects 

Proceedings t • i j? Vj_i i • n 

in case of no as are hereinbefore directed; and m case of no 

election of 

tfve^tocon- cn °i ce being made of representatives to Congress 
k .T."ch. 6, in either district of which the city of Boston com- 
poses a part, or in case of any vacancy happening 
in said districts or either of them, the governor 
shall cause precepts for new elections to be directed 
to the board of aldermen of said city, as often as 
occasion shall require ; and such new elections 
shall be held, and all proceedings thereon had, 
and returns made in conformity with the fore- 
going provisions. 
General Sect. 60. General meetings of the citizens 

the citizens, qualified to vote in city affairs, may from time to 
26 - time be .held to consult upon the common good, 

to give instructions to their representatives, and 
to take all lawful measures to obtain a redress of 
any grievances, according to the right secured to 
the people by the constitution of this common- 
wealth. And such meetings shall and may be 
duly warned by the board of aldermen, upon the 
requisition of fifty qualified voters of said city. 
The mayor, if present, shall preside, and the city 
clerk shall act as the clerk of such meetings, 
warrants Sect. 61. All warrants for the meetings of the 
toTe^fd citizens, for municipal purposes, to be had either 

by the board . . . 

of aider- j n General meetings or in wards, shall be issued 

men. O o J 

1821, no, § ^ t j ie k oarc i f aldermen, and in such form, and 



CITY CHARTER. 31 

shall be served, executed, and returned at such 
time and in such manner as the city council may 
by any by-law or ordinance direct and appoint. 

Sect. 62. Nothing; in this act contained shall ?°™ cf 

° legislature 

be so construed as to restrain or prevent the le- charter. 1116 
gislature from amending or altering the same, 30. ' ' § 
whenever they shall deem it expedient. 

Sect. 63. All acts and parts of acts inconsis- Repeal of 

x first charter. 

tent with this act, are hereby repealed. Provided, Pr0V i S0 . 
however, that the repeal of the said acts shall not 
affect any act done, or any right accruing or ac- 
crued, or established, or any suit or proceeding 
had or commenced in any civil case, before the 
time when such repeal shall take effect. And that 
no offence committed, and no penalty or forfeiture 
incurred under the acts hereby repealed, and be- 
fore the time when such repeal shall take effect, 
shall be affected by the repeal. And that no suit 
or prosecution pending at the time of the said 
repeal, for any offence committed, or for the re- 
covery of any penalty or forfeiture incurred under 
the acts hereby repealed, shall be affected by such 
repeal ; and provided, also, that all persons who, 
at the time when the said repeal shall take effect, 
shall hold any office under the said acts, shall con- 
tinue to hold the same according to the tenure 
thereof. And provided, also, that all the by-laws 
and ordinances of the city of Boston, which shall 
be in force at the time when the said repeal shall 
take effect, shall continue in force until the same 
are repealed by the city council. And all officers 
elected under such by-laws and ordinances, shall 
continue in office according to the tenure thereof 



32 CITY CHARTER. 

KviVe * Sect. 64. No act which has been heretofore 

repealed shall be revived by the repeal of the 

acts mentioned in the preceding section. 

Act to be Sect. 65. This act shall be void unless the in- 
submitted . . _ T 1 
to the habitants of the city or .Boston, at a legal meeting; 

citizens. * ■> o o 

called for that purpose, by a written vote, deter- 
mine to adopt the same : and the qualified voters 
of the city shall be called upon to give in their 
votes upon the acceptance of this act, at meetings 
in the various wards duly warned by the mayor 
and aldermen, to be held on or before the second 
Monday of November ; and thereupon the same 
proceedings shall be had respecting the sorting, 
counting, declaring, recording and returns of said 
votes as are herein provided at the election of 
mayor ; and the board of mayor and aldermen 
shall, within three days, meet together and com- 
pare the returns of the ward officers ; and if it 
appear that the citizens have voted to adopt this 
act, the mayor shall make proclamation of the 
fact, and, thereupon, the act shall take effect for 
the purpose of electing municipal officers at the 
next annual election, and for all other purposes 
it shall take effect on and after the first Monday 
of January next; 



RECENT ORDINANCES, 

COMPRISING ALL ORDINANCES PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL SINCE 
THE PUBLICATION OF THE MUNICIPAL REGISTER FOR 1859. 



CITY OF BOSTON. 



An Ordinance in relation to the Police Department. 
Be it Ordained, &c. 

Section 1st of "An Ordinance in relation to the 
Police Department/' passed May 19, 1855, and con- 
tained in the City Ordinances, page 391, is hereby 
amended to read as follows, viz : — 

The Mayor shall nominate annually to the Board of 
Aldermen for their confirmation, a Chief of Police, one 
or more Deputy Chiefs of Police, eight Captains of 
Police, sixteen Lieutenants of Police, and as many Ser- 
geants of Police as the service may require ; all of 
which officers shall take rank and precedence in the 
order in which they are named, and whose duties, 
except as herein provided, shall be defined and deter- 
mined by the Board of Aldermen, subject to the 
approval of the Mayor. [Passed, February 18, 1859.] 
5 



34 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

An Ordinance concerning the duties of the Super- 
intendent of Common Sewers. 

Be it Ordained, &c. 

The Superintendent of Common Sewers shall annu- 
ally, in the month of January, make a report to the 
City Council, in which there shall be a general history 
and review of the business of his department for the 
preceding year, and a detailed statement of the length, 
size, and locality of each sewer or drain constructed or 
repaired, and of the expenditures of his department, 
specifying the objects of such expenditures during the 
preceding year. He shall also make such suggestions 
and recommendations to the City Council in regard to 
all matters pertaining to his department, as he may 
deem to be useful and interesting to the City Council, 
or calculated to promote the interest of the City in his 
department of its service. [Passed, February 26, 1859.] 



An Ordinance concerning Contracts and Expenditures. 

Be it Ordained, &c. 

Whenever any Committee or Board is authorized to 
make any contract, by the City Council, or either 
branch thereof, or to expend any moneys appropriated 
by the City Council, or either branch thereof, for any 
purpose, and the estimates for such contract shall 
exceed in amount the appropriation specifically made 
for the object thereof; or the, sum specifically appro- 
priated for any purpose shall have been expended by 
them, and for either reason a further appropriation is 
necessary for the accomplishment of the undertaking, 
such Committee or Board shall report to the City Coun- 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 35 

cil, or the branch thereof from which their authority is 
derived, the fact of such deficiency of the appropriation, 
with a detailed statement of the cause or causes there- 
of, and an estimate of the amount necessary to be added 
to such appropriation ; and the Committee or Board 
shall not conclude such contract, or make further 
expenditure in the premises, until they shall be author- 
ized so to do by the City Couucil or the branch there- 
of from which their authority is derived. [Passed, 
March 19, 1859.] 

An Ordinance in relation to Faneuil Hall Market. 
Be it Ordained, &c. 

Section 1. The Mayor and Aldermen shall annually, 
in the month of January or February, appoint a Super- 
intendent of Faneuil Hall Market, who shall be remov- 
able at their pleasure, and shall receive such compensa- 
tion for his services as the City Council shall annually 
direct. 

Sect. 2. The Superintendent of Faneuil Hall Mar- 
ket shall, whenever authorized by the Board of Alder- 
men, employ one or more deputies, who shall be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, and who shall have power and 
authority to assist the Superintendent in the execution 
of his office, and on any occasion, when said Super- 
intendent 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 the said Superintendent shall be responsi- 
ble for the conduct of each of his deputies, and such 
deputies shall receive such compensation for their ser- 
vices as the City Council shall annually direct. The 



36 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

Mayor and Aldermen may invest the Superintendent 
and his deputies with police powers. 

Sect. 3. The Superintendent of Faneuil Hall Market 
and his deputies, shall, under the control of the Board 
of Aldermen, have the care and superintendence of 
said market ; and it shall be their duty to preserve 
order in said market ; to execute and carry into effect 
all the regulations, orders, and ordinances, which may 
be duly made and established from time to time by the 
City Council, or the Board of Aldermen, for the due 
regulation of the same ; and to keep open at all hours 
of every market day, after the hour of eight o'clock, 
a. m., the south part of South Market Street through 
the entire length of said street, to the width of thirty- 
five feet from the outside limits of the sidewalk of said 
South Market Street. This space shall be kept open 
and unobstructed for the passage of vehicles ; and it 
shall be the duty of the Superintendent and his depu- 
ties to enter and prosecute complaints for any violations 
of said regulations, orders, and ordinances. 

Sect. 4. The limits of Faneuil Hall Market shall 
include the lower floor, porches, and cellars of the build- 
ing called Faneuil Hall Market, and the streets on each 
side thereof, called North Market Street and South 
Market Street, except the northerly sidewalk of North 
Market Street, and the southerly sidewalk of South 
Market Street ; and shall also include all those parts of 
Commercial Street, together with the basement story 
and cellars under Faneuil Hall, and Faneuil Hall Square, 
which lie between the inner lines of said sidewalks 
extended easterly and westerly across said street. 

Sect. 5. The said Superintendent and his deputies, 



EECENT ORDINANCES. 37 

under the direction of the Board of Aldermen, shall 
have the control of all carts, wagons, sleighs, and other 
vehicles and carriages, 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 occupy any stand other than such 
as may be assigned him. 

Sect. 6. The said Superintendent and his deputies 
shall have power and authority to remove from place 
to place within the limits (if the owners or possessors 
thereof neglect or refuse after request so to remove 
them, or if the owner or possessor be absent therefrom), 
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 Superintendent 
or either of his deputies ; and the owner or person hav- 
ing charge of any cart, wagon, sleigh, other vehicles 
or carriages, or any box, barrel, cask, crate, basket, pack- 
age, tub, or other vessel, whether empty or not, occupy- 
ing, any place within the limits of said market, shall, 
when directed by said Superintendent or either of his 
deputies, remove the same with their contents, or cause 
the same with their contents to be removed without 
delay, to such place within the limits of the said mar- 
ket as the said Superintendent 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, so 
that the direction to remove cannot be given by said 
Superintendent or either of his deputies and imme- 
diately complied with, the owner or possessor thereof 
shall be liable for the penalty hereinafter mentioned for 
violation of this ordinance. 



38 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

Sect. 7. All horses and other beasts shall be taken 
from the carts, wagons, sleighs, and other vehicles hav- 
ing 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 hav- 
ing charge of the same ; and it shall be lawful for the 
said Superintendent 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, aban- 
doned and left unprotected, 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 re- 
delivery 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 
behalf, as the said Superintendent or either of his depu- 
ties shall demand, the same to be paid to and accounted 
for by said Superintendent or his deputies to said City. 

Sect. 8. All the 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 integral pounds, half or quarter pounds, weight; 
and the Superintendent and his deputies shall have 
power and authority to take and weigh all butter in 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 39 

lumps so exposed for sale in said market, and if found 
deficient in weight, to destroy the form of said lumps. 

Sect. 9. 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 he sells the same, or offers or exhibits the 
same for sale, or shall practise 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 enumerated in it, he shall be 
liable for the penalty hereinafter mentioned for a vio- 
lation of this ordinance. 

Sect. 10. The several stalls in said market shall be 
leased to the respective occupants by written leases, the 
conditions of which shall be prescribed by the Board of 
Aldermen ; and the rent thereof, together with the rent 
of the cellars under said stalls, shall be paid to the said 
Superintendent of the market, or to such person as the 
Board of Aldermen shall appoint, and at such times 
as the Board of Aldermen shall determine ; and such 
lessees shall not underlet the same, or any part of said 
stalls or cellars, nor permit the same or any part there- 
of, to be occupied by any other person without the 
assent of the Board of Aldermen, under the penalty of 
forfeiting the right to their respective cellars, stalls, and 
leases. 

Sect. 11. 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 deposited in some tight vessel, to be approved of by 



40 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

the said Superintendent or either of his deputies, and to 
be removed by said lessees as the said Superintendent 
or either of his deputies shall direct. 

Sect. 12. No person shall throw or sweep any offal, 
animal or vegetable substance, scrapings or sweepings, 
damaged salt or pickle, or foul water from the stalls or 
cellars into the passageways, or on the sidewalks, or 
into the streets adjoining said market-house, at any 
time during the day or night. Nor shall any person 
within the limits of said market sell, or offer to sell, or 
expose for sale, or have in his possession, any meat, 
fish, bread, vegetables, tallow, skins, pelts, poultry, or 
other articles which, in the opinion of said Superin- 
tendent, or either of his deputies, shall be diseased, 
corrupted, tainted, or unwholesome : but such person 
shall, when directed by said Superintendent, or either 
of his deputies, forthwith remove all such articles from 
said limits to such suitable place as the said Superin- 
tendent, 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 Superintendent, or either of his deputies, shall 
forthwith remove the same, or cause the same to be 
removed from said limits to such suitable place as 
aforesaid, at the expense of such person ; and if, in the 
judgment of said Superintendent, or either of his depu- 
ties, 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 Superintendent, or 
any of his deputies, in the premises, he shall forfeit 
and pay a sum not exceeding twenty dollars for each 
offence, 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 41 

Sect. 13. 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 Board of 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, passageways, sidewalks, and the streets adjoin- 
ing said house, the stall or stalls and cellar of such 
lessee shall thereupon revert to the City, and be at the 
disposal of the Board of Aldermen. 

Sect. 14. No poultry shall be allowed to be sold or 
offered for sale in said market, until the same shall be 
properly dressed, by removing the heads, crops, entrails, 
and feathers. 

Sect. 15. No person shall, within the limits of 
Faneuil Hall Market, play at any game, or lie down, or 
sleep, or behave in a disorderly, noisy, or riotous man- 
ner, or scuffle, or throw any missile or thing whatso- 
ever ; nor shall any person, within the limits of said 
market, smoke, or have in his possession any lighted 
pipe or cigar ; nor shall any idle or disorderly person, 
itinerant peddler, or transient person, making disturb- 
ance or noise, be allowed to frequent or tarry within 
the limits of said market, after being forbidden so to 
do by the Superintendent or his deputy ; and every 
person offending against the provisions of this section 
shall be liable to the penalties, for each offence, pre- 
scribed in the seventh section of this ordinance. 

Sect. 16. No horse or other beast, and no cart, 
wagon, sleigh, or other vehicle, shall be permitted to 
6 



42 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

stand within the limits of said market on any part of 
the Lord's day or evening, nor shall any person con- 
tinue to do any business within the limits of said 
market on any week day after the hour prescribed for 
closing the market (except on the evenings immedi- 
ately preceding Thanksgiving and Christmas days) ; 
nor on any evening after the closing of the market- 
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 the said hour for 
closing the market, except on the evenings immedi- 
ately preceding Thanksgiving and Christmas days, or 
on any evening after the closing of the market-house, 
he shall forfeit a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars ; 
and the said Superintendent, or either of his deputies, 
may cause the same to be removed, in the manner pro- 
vided in the fifth or sixth sections of this ordinance, or 
either of them. 

Sect. 17. Lessees of stalls and occupants of stands 
shall not incumber the main passageway or cross pas- 
sages within the said market-house, nor the passage- 
ways outside of said house in front of the doorways 
and leading into the middle of the streets, nor any of 
the avenues leading to and from the said market, with 
any casks, barrels, meat, or other articles or incum- 
brances. 

Sect. 18. No person shall be allowed to occupy a 
street stand within the limits of the said market, unless 
for the sole purpose of selling fresh provisions or 
perishable produce, the product of the farm of the 



KECENT ORDINANCES. 43 

person offering them for sale, or of some farm within 
ten miles of the residence of such person ; or offering 
the same for sale at wholesale, on commission, for, or as 
agent for, some person or persons not residing or having 
a usual place of business within eight miles of said 
market ; and meats shall be sold at wholesale only by 
the person who slaughtered the animals of which the 
same was a part. 

Sect. 19. Any person occupying a street stand within 
the limits of the said market, for the sale of fresh pro- 
visions and perishable produce, between the hours of 
ten o'clock in the forenoon and four o'clock in the 
afternoon, and between the hour of closing the said 
market at night and the morning of the next day, 
unless permitted so to do by the Superintendent or his 
deputy, shall be liable to the penalty hereinafter men- 
tioned for a violation of this ordinance. 

Sect. 20. Every person offending against any of the 
provisions of this ordinance shall forfeit and pay a sum 
not less than two dollars nor more than fifty dollars for 
each offence, to be recovered on complaint before the 
Police Court of the City of Boston. 

Sect. 21. The said Superintendent shall pay over all 
moneys by him received to the City Treasurer, and 
shall make a quarterly report to the Board of Alder- 
men of all sums so received and paid over. 

Sect. 22. An ordinance providing for the appointment 
of a Superintendent of Faneuil Hall Market, passed 
October 14, 1833, and all other ordinances inconsistent 
herewith, are hereby repealed ; provided, however, that 
the passage of this ordinance shall not affect any act 
done or any right accruing or accrued, or established, 



44 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any 
civil case, nor any offence committed, nor any penalty 
or forfeiture incurred, nor any suit or prosecution 
pending for any offence committed, or for the re- 
covery of any penalty or forfeiture incurred under 
any of said ordinances hereby repealed ; and all per- 
sons who hold any office under said ordinance shall 
continue to hold the same according to the tenor 
thereof; and no ordinance which has heretofore been 
repealed, shall be revived by the repeal before men- 
tioned. [Passed, June 3, 1859.] 



An Ordinance in relation to the Public Health. 
Be it Ordained, &c. 

Sections 44, 48, and 51 of an " Ordinance relating to 
the Public Health," passed August 20, 1850, and Dec. 
28, 1854, and contained in the City Ordinances, page 
261, are hereby amended to read as follows: — 

Section 44. The said Registrar shall provide one or 
more funeral cars, for purposes connected with his de- 
partment. He shall have the care and custody of the 
same, and shall cause them to be kept clean and in 
good repair, and shall permit no person to use them 
except funeral undertakers appointed by the Mayor 
and Aldermen, as provided in the following section. 
Funeral undertakers may use their own cars, which 
shall be subject to the following regulations, viz: Said 
cars to be first approved by the Board of Aldermen, 
numbered, and registered in the office of the City Reg- 
istrar, in a book kept for that purpose, and a license 
fee of one dollar paid thereon in the month of May, 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 45 

annually, which sum shall be paid into the city treas- 
ury. No subsequent alteration in the form or general 
appearance of such cars shall be made without the per- 
mission of the Board of Aldermen. 

Sect. 48. No conductor on any railroad, no master 
of any steamboat, or other vessel, no hack-driver, or 
other person, shall remove, or cause to be removed, 
from the city, any dead body, unless such body shall 
be accompanied by a license from the City Registrar. 

Sect. 51. For services rendered in accordance with 
the provisions of this ordinance, undertakers shall be 
entitled to receive the following fees, and no more, 
namely: For digging a grave eight feet deep, and 
covering the same, two dollars and fifty cents ; for dig- 
ging a grave six feet six inches deep, one dollar and 
fifty cents ; for digging a grave five feet deep, one dol- 
lar and twenty-five cents ; and for one four feet deep, 
one dollar ; and when the ground shall be frozeu, the 
charge for digging graves may be augmented at the 
discretion of the City Registrar. For opening and 
closing a tomb, seventy-five cents. For placing a 
corpse in a coffin, when requested, and removing the 
same clown stairs, one dollar. For carrying a corpse 
from the house to the car, and from the car to the 
grave, tomb, or vault, and placing the same therein, in- 
cluding the use of car and the assistance of funeral 
porters, four dollars and fifty cents ; and when the in- 
terment takes place out of the city, thirty-five cents in 
addition for each mile the car may be sent shall be 
allowed ; and for each horse more than one used in the 
car, there may be an additional charge of seventy-five 
cents. For the burial of children under ten years of 



46 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

age, to wit: For digging a grave three and a half 
feet deep, seventy-five cents ; for services at the house, 
one dollar; for carrying the corpse to the carriage, and 
from the carriage to the place of deposit, one dollar ; 
and for the use of a pall, twenty-five cents. And when 
a corpse shall be carried into a church for a funeral 
service, the undertaker may make an additional charge 
of two dollars. For lighting a cemetery, one dollar. 
In cases of disinterring and removing bodies from 
graves or tombs, the fees to be charged therefor shall 
be in accordance with the amount and the nature of 
the services rendered. No undertaker shall remove 
from the city any corpse, until he shall present his bill, 
for the services rendered in the execution of this ordi- 
nance, to the City Eegistrar for his approval ; and no 
bill for the interment of any corpse in the city, shall be 
presented for payment, before it shall be approved by 
the City Registrar. [Passed, June 18, 1859.] 



An Ordinance concerning the Inspection of Milk. 

Be it Ordained, &c. 

Section 1. The Mayor and Aldermen shall, upon 
the passage of this ordinance, and thereafterwards 
annually, on the first Monday of January, or within 
sixty days thereafter, and whenever the office shall be 
vacant, appoint an Inspector of Milk, who shall be 
removable at the pleasure of the Mayor, be sworn to 
the faithful performance of his duty, receive such com- 
pensation for his services, in addition to the fines and 
forfeitures which he shall collect, as the City Council 
shall determine, and hold his office until another shall 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 47 

be appointed in his place, unless sooner removed as 
aforesaid. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the said Inspector 
to give notice of his appointment in the newspapers 
selected for the City's advertising, and to request 
therein all persons selling milk within the city, to con- 
form to all the requirements of the law and of this 
ordinance ; and to invite all persons knowing of viola- 
tions of the law relating to the sale of milk, to report 
the same to him; to prosecute before the proper 
tribunal, all such violations as shall come to his knowl- 
edge, and to keep proper books of account and record 
of all matters pertaining to his office, which said books 
shall always be open to the inspection of the Mayor 
and each of the Aldermen, and shall be transmitted to 
his successor in office. [Passed, June 22, 1859.] 



An Ordinance relating to the Public Health. 



o 



Be it Ordained, &c 



That the eighth section of the ordinance relating to 
the Public Health, it being section one of the ordinance 
passed April 6, 1857, be and it is hereby amended to 
read as follows : — 

Section 8. Whenever any vault, privy, or drain 
shall become offensive or obstructed, the same shall be 
cleansed and made free, and the owner, agent, occupant, 
or. other person having charge of the land in which any 
vault or drain may be situated, the state or condition 
of which shall be in violation of the provisions of this 
ordinance, shall remove, cleanse, alter, amend, or repair 
the same, within such reasonable time after notice in 
writing to that effect, given by the Superintendent of 



48 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

Health or his assistant, as shall be expressed in such 
notice. In case of neglect or refusal so to do, the 
Superintendent of Health may, with the advice and 
consent of the Committee on Internal Health, cause 
the same to be removed, altered, amended, or repaired, 
as he may deem expedient, at the expense of the 
owner, agent, occupant, or other person, as aforesaid, 
and such owner, occupant, or other person shall also 
be liable to such penalties as are prescribed by law or 
ordinance. [Passed July 1, 1859.] 



An Ordinance in addition to the Ordinance relating to 

the Public Health. 
Be it Ordained, &c. 

Section 1. The City Physician shall attend upon all 
cases of disease, and give all the professional services 
required in the Lock-ups under the Court House, with- 
out charge. 

Sect. 2. All ordinances and parts of ordinances 
inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 
[Passed, July 12, 1859.] 

An Ordinance to establish Water Rates. 

Be it Ordained, &c. 

The following rates shall be charged annually for the 

Cochituate water : — 

Section 1. Every Dwelling-house shall be 
charged, when valued for the assessment of 
taxes at $1,000, or any less sum, and occu- 
pied by one family only - - - $6 00 

When occupied by two families - - - 8 00 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 

When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$1,000, and not over $2,000, and occupied 
by one family only ------ 

When occupied by two families 
When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$2,000, and not over $3,000, and occupied 
by one family only ----- 

When occupied by two families - 
When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$3,000, and not over $4,000, and occupied 
by one family only - - - - - 

When occupied by two families 
When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$4,000, and not over $5,000, and occupied 
by one family only ----- 

When occupied by two families 
When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$5,000, and not over $6,000, and occupied 
by one family only ----- 

When occupied by two families 
When occupied by three families - 
W nen valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$6,000, and not over $7,000, and occupied 
by one family only - - - - - 

When occupied by two families 
When occupied by three families - 





49 


10 


00 


7 


00 


9 


00 


11 


00 


8- 


00 


10 


00 


12 


00 


9 


00 


11 


00 


13 


00 


10 


00 


12 


00 


14 


00 


11 


00 


13 


00 


15 


00 


12 


00 


14 


00 


16 


00 



15 


00 


17 


00 


14 


00 


16 


00 



50 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$7,000, and not over $8,000, and occupied 
by one family only 1300 

"When occupied by two families 

When occupied by three families - 

When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$8,000, and not over $9,000, and occupied 
by one family only - - - 

When occupied by two families - . - 

When occupied by three families - - 18 00 

When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$9,000, and not over $10,000, and occupied 
by one family only 

When occupied by two families - 

When occupied by three families - 

When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$10,000, and not over $11,000, and occu- 
pied by one family only - 

When occupied by two families - 

When occupied by three families - 

When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$11,000, and not over $12,000, and occu- 
pied by one family only - 

When occupied by two families - 

When occupied by three families - 

When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
12,000, and not over $13,000, and occupied 
by one family only ----- 

When occupied by two families - 

When occupied by three families - 

When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$13,000, and not over $14,000, and occu- 
pied by one family only - - - - 19 00 



15 


00 


17 


00 


19 


00 


16 


00 


18 


00 


20 


00 


17 


00 


19 


00 


21 


00 


18 


00 


20 


00 


22 


00 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 51 



When occupied by two families 
When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$14,000, and not over $15,000, and occu- 
pied by one family only 
When occupied by two families - ■ 

When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$15,000, and not over $16,000, and occu- 
pied by one family only - 
When occupied by two families - 
When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$16,000, and not over $17,000, and occu- 
pied by one family only - 
When occupied by two families' - 
When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$17,000, and not over $18,000, and occu- 
pied by one family only - 
When occupied by two families - t 
When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$18,000, and not over $19,000, and occu- 
pied by one family only - 
When occupied by two families - 
When occupied by three families - 
When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$19,000, and not over $20,000, and occu- 
pied by one family only - 
When occupied by two families 
When occupied by three families - 



21 


00 


23 


00 


20 


00 


22 


00 


24 


00 


21 


00 


23 


00 


25 


00 


22 


00 


24 


00 


26 


00 


23 


00 


25 


00 


27 


00 


24 


00 


26 


00 


28 


00 


25 


00 


27 


00 


29 


00 



52 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 



When valued for the assessment of taxes over 
$20,000, and not over $21,000, and occu- 
pied by one family only - - - - 26 00 
When occupied by two families - - - 28 00 
When occupied by three families - - - 30 00 
When a house is occupied by more than three fami- 
lies, the charge shall be the same as for three families. 
In addition to the foreffoino; rates there shall be 
charged to each dwelling-house in which a water-closet 
or bathing-tub is used, the sum of - - $5 00 
Sect. 2. The following rates for the use of the 
Cochituate water in Model Houses, so called, shall be 
hereafter charged, viz : for each tenement having water 
fixtures within the same, three dollars annually ; and 
for each tenement not having water fixtures within the 
same, but taking the water from general fixtures, used 
in common with other tenements, two dollars annually. 
And in addition to the foregoing rates there shall also 
be charged for each such tenement, in which a water- 
closet or bathing-tub is used, three dollars annually. 

Sect. 3. The following rates for the use of the 
Cochituate water in buildings used and occupied for 
offices, shall be charged, viz : for each office having 
water fixtures within the same, five dollars annually ; 
and for each office taking the water from fixtures used 
in common with other offices, two dollars annually. 
And in addition to these rates there shall be charged 
for each pan or self-acting water-closet, three dollars, 
and for each hopper water-closet, five dollars annually. 

Sect. 4. Hotels, Taverns, and Boarding Houses 
(saicl Boarding Houses being valued for the 
assessment of taxes over $15,000), not includ- 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 53 

ing water for baths or for uses without the 
house, shall be charged for each bed for 
boarders and lodgers within the same - $3 00 

Provided, that in no case shall any Hotel, 
Tavern, or Boarding House be charged less 
than if a private dwelling-house. 

Sect. 5. For each tenement occupied as a 
store, warehouse, office, shop, or for purposes not 
included in any other classification, and not 
requiring more than an ordinary supply of 
water $6 00 to 25 00 

For each water-closet more than one, sup- 
plied for the above, $5 00 additional. 

And for each urinal, wash hand-basin or 
sink, more than one, $2 50 additional. 

Sect. 6. Private stables, — including water 
for washing carriages - - - - - 6 00 

And for each horse over two - - - 2 00 

Livery stables, — including water for washing 
carriages, for each horse - - - - 2 00 

Omnibus stables, for each horse - - - 1 50 

Truckmen's stables, for each horse - - 1 25 

Provided, that in no case shall any stable be 
charged less than - - - - - 5 00 

Sect. 7. The right to attach a Hose, of not 
more than five-eighths of an inch orifice, for 
washing windows or sprinkling streets, in 
addition to the charge for other uses, not less 
than - 3 00 

But no hose shall be attached, or used in 
any stable, for washing horses or carriages, or 
for any other purpose whatever, except for 
extinguishing fires. 



54 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

Sect. 8. Refectories, Confectioneries, Eating* 
houses, Market and Fish Stalls, Provision Shops, 
Refreshment and Oyster Saloons, according to 
the quantity of water used, — from $8 00 to 50 00 

Sect. 9. Public Baths, for each tub - 5 00 

Sect. 10. Every Printing Office, according 
to the number of presses used, not including 
the supplying of a steam engine, from $6 00 to 40 00 

Sect. 11. Stationary Steam Engines, working 
not over twelve hours a day, shall be charged 
by the horse power, as follows : for each horse 
power up to and not exceeding ten, the sum 
of ten dollars; for each exceeding ten and 
not over fifteen, the sum of eight dollars ; for 
each horse power over fifteen, the sum of six 
dollars. 

Sect. 12. Every Railroad Corporation for 
supply of Locomotive Engines, according to the 
quantity used as ascertained by meters or 
otherwise, and also for supply of passenger 

stations - - - - - - 

Sect. 13. Steamboats shall be charged 
upon the estimated quantity of water con- 
sumed, and at the same rate as charged for 
manufacturing purposes ; provided, however, 
that no water shall be allowed for washing 
purposes, except by special permission from 
the Cochituate Water Board, under a penalty 
of ten dollars. 

Sect. -14. For building purposes, for each 
cask of lime, seven cents. 

Sect. 15. Fountains are only to be supplied 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 55 

with water at the discretion of the Cochituate 
Water Board ; and shall be charged upon the 
estimated quantity used each day, for each 
100 gallons daily consumption - - - 5 00 

Sect. 16. Bakeries. For the average daily 
use of flour, for each barrel, the sum of three 
dollars per annum, provided that in no case 
shall any bakery be charged less than six 
dollars. 

Sect. 17. All manufacturing and other business 
requiring a large quantity of water shall be charged 
therefor, for 100 gallons, on the average estimated 
quantity during the year; the year to be estimated 
three hundred days, as follows : 

When the quantity used averages five hundred gal- 
lons per day, or less, at the rate of six cents per one 
hundred gallons. 

When the quantity averages from five hundred to 
one thousand gallons per day, at the rate of five and 
two-thirds cents per one hundred gallons. 

When the quantity averages from one thousand to 
two thousand gallons per day, at the rate of five and 
one-third cents per one hundred gallons. 

When the quantity averages from two thousand to 
three thousand gallons per day, at the rate of five cents 
per one hundred gallons. 

When the quantity averages from three thousand to 
four thousand gallons per day, at the rate of four and 
two-thirds cents per one hundred gallons. 

When the quantity averages from four thousand to 
five thousand gallons per clay, at the rate of four and 
one-third cents per one hundred gallons. 



56 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

When the quantity averages from five thousand to 
six thousand gallons per day, at the rate of four cents 
per one hundred gallons. 

When the quantity averages from six thousand to 
seven thousand gallons per clay, at the rate of three 
and two-thirds cents per one hundred gallons. 

When the quantity averages from seven thousand to 
eight thousand gallons per day, at the rate of three and 
one-third cents per one hundred gallons. 

When the quantity averages from eight thousand to 
ten thousand gallons per day, at the rate of three cents 
per one hundred gallons. 

When the quantity used exceeds ten thousand gal- 
lons per day, the price shall be fixed by the Water 
Registrar, but in no case at less than two cents per one 
hundred gallons. 

Sect. 18. When water is required for purposes which 
are not specified in the foregoing tariff, the rate shall be 
fixed by the Cochituate Water Board. 

Sect. 19. -Whenever two or more dwelling-houses, 
or other estates, are valued together, for the assessment 
of taxes, it shall be the duty of the Water Registrar, 
under the direction of the Cochituate Water Board, to 
'make a separate valuation of the same ; and whenever 
a portion only of any estate is justly chargeable for 
any water rate, it shall be the duty of the Water Reg- 
istrar to make a proper valuation of the said portion ; 
and the Water Rates hereinbefore provided shall apj)ly 
to such valuations respectively. 

Sect. 20. The Cochituate Water Board shall have 
power to ascertain hy meters the quantity of water used 
in any case; and the proprietors, or persons having 



RECENT ORDINANCES. i 

charge of the Hotels, Taverns, and Boarding Houses men- 
tioned in the fourth section of this ordinance, shall also 
have power to place within their premises, at their own 
expense, a sufficient water meter, to be approved by the 
Water Registrar, for the purpose of measuring the 
quantity of water by them respectively used. And 
when in any case the quantity used shall be ascer- 
tained and measured in manner before mentioned, the 
Cochituate Water Board may establish a water rate 
therefor, instead of the specific rate hereinbefore 
established. Provided, however, that the said rates 
shall in no case be less than that hereinbefore directed 
to be charged to brewers, distillers, and other business 
requiring a large supply, for uses not specified under 
specific regulations. And provided further, that in all 
cases where the consumption of water is ascertained and com- 
puted by meters, the Water Registrar shall render hills quar- 
terly, and such bills shall be paid within ten dags thereafter.* 

Sect. 21. The Cochituate Water Board shall have 
power to establish such regulations as they may deem 
expedient, for the construction of water-closets hereafter; 
and the water shall not be supplied to any building, 
unless the said water-closets shall be made conformable 
to the said regulations. 

Sect. 22. No charge shall be made for the right to 
insert a pipe of not more than one inch in diameter, at 
the expense of the water-taker, and to be used only in 
case of fire. 

Sect. 23. All ordinances and parts of ordinances 
inconsistent with this are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 24. This ordinance shall take effect on and 

* This amendment was adopted Dec. 23, 1859. 



58 EECENT ORDINANCES. 

after the first day of January, in the year eighteen 
hundred and sixty. [Passed, Nov. 15, 1859.] 



An Ordinance concerning the Public Institutions. 
Be it Ordained, &c. 

Section 1. The ninth section of the ordinance con- 
cerning the Public Institutions, passed August 25, 
1857, is hereby amended to read as follows : — 

Section 9. The said Board shall make a report 
quarterly to the City Council of their expenditures 
for each of the said institutions, and annually, at the 
close of the year, they shall make a report in print, 
embracing a statement of the expenditures and condi- 
tion of each institution, with the number of its inmates, 
the number of admissions thereto, discharges therefrom, 
and deaths and births therein during the year, and such 
other information pertaining to the said institutions as 
they shall deem to be of public interest. [Passed, 
December 16, 1859.] 



An Ordinance in addition to an Ordinance, entitled "An 
Ordinance in Addition to an Ordinance in relation 
to the weighing and marking of Lighters and other 
Vessels employed in the transportation of certain 
articles," passed Feb. 18, 1857. 
Be it Ordained, &c. 

Section 1. There shall be chosen annually, in the 
month of March or April, by concurrent vote of the 
two branches of the City Council, one weigher and 
inspector in chief of Lighters and other vessels 
employed in the transportation of stones, gravel, sand, 



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and other ballast, and three assistant weighers and 
inspectors, who shall severally hold their offices for one 
year, and until others are chosen in their places, and 
shall severally be removable at the pleasure of the City 
Council. They shall also be severally sworn to perform 
faithfully the duties of their office. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the weigher and 
inspector in chief to remain in the office, now required 
to be kept by the weighers and inspectors, during such 
hours of every business day as the weighers and in- 
spectors are now required to keep their office open \ to 
receive all orders for the services of weighers and 
inspectors; to depute the assistant weighers and in- 
spectors to perform such services ; to keep true and 
full accounts of the official transactions of the weighers 
and inspectors, and of all money received and expended 
by them by virtue of their office, and to report the 
same quarterly to the City Council in January, April, 
July, and October. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the assistant weighers 
and inspectors to perform, under the general direction 
of the weigher and inspector in chief, all such services 
as weighers and inspectors of ballast and vessels are 
required to perform by the laws of the Commonwealth 
and the ordinances of the city. They shall also each 
day account for and pay over to the weigher and 
inspector in chief all fees received by them for their 
services as weighers and inspectors ; and such fees, 
after deducting the necessary expenses of the office 
therefrom, shall be divided each week equally between 
the weigher and inspector in chief and the three assist- 
ant weighers and inspectors. 



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Sect. 4. The weigher and inspector in chief shall 
give bond to the City of Boston in the sum of one 
thousand dollars, with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor and Aldermen, conditioned for the faithful 
performance of the duties of his office, and for the 
accounting for all money received by him by virtue 
thereof. 

Sect. 5. Section one of the ordinance relative to 
weighers and inspectors of Lighters, &c. printed on the 
fiftieth page of the " Laws and Ordinances," published 
by order of the City Council in 1856, and the provi- 
sions of any ordinance inconsistent herewith, are hereby 
repealed. 

Sect. 6. This ordinance shall take effect on and 
after its passage. [Passed, March 28, I860.] 



An Ordinance in addition to an Ordinance concerning 

the Public Institutions. 
Be it Ordained, &c. 

Section 1. The Board of Directors for Public Insti- 
tutions are hereby authorized and empowered to estab- 
lish, in connection with the House of Industry, a Girls' 
Reformatory School, and to provide accommodations 
for, and to make all needful and proper regulations 
concerning the same, subject to the approval of the 
City Council. [Passed, May 19, I860.] 



An Ordinance establishing a Fire Department, and 
providing for Preventing and Extinguishing Fires. 

Be it Ordained, &c. 

Section 1. The Fire Department shall consist of a 
Chief Engineer, nine other Engineers, and of as many 



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Enginemen, Hosemen, and Hook and Ladder men, to 
be divided into companies, as the number of engines 
and the number and quantity of other fire apparatus, 
belonging to the City, shall from time to time require. 

BOARD OF ENGINEERS. 

Sect. 2. There shall be chosen annually, by the City 
Council, in the month of January or February, a Chief 
Engineer, nine other engineers, one at least from each 
Fire District, and a Secretary to the Board of Engineers, 
who shall receive certificates of appointment, of the 
form heretofore used ; shall hold their offices for one 
year, and until others are chosen in their places ; and 
who shall receive such salaries as the City Council shall 
from time to time determine. The engineers, other 
than the Chief Engineer, shall rank according to 
seniority of service ; and all questions relative to the 
respective rank of such engineers shall be determined 
by the Board of Aldermen. 

Sect. 3. The City Council may, by a concurrent 
vote, at any time remove from office the Chief Engi- 
neer, any of the other engineers, or the Secretary to 
the Board of Engineers. 

Sect. 4. The Secretary to the Board of Engineers 
shall perform the ordinary duty of Clerk to the Board, 
and such other duties as the Chief Engineer may from 
time to time direct ; and also such other duties as the 
Board of Engineers, by their rules and orders, to be 
approved by the Board of Aldermen, may from time to 
time determine. He shall keep an account of the 
appropriations made by the City Council for the use of 
the Fire Department, and of the expenditures on 



62 EECENT ORDINANCES. 

account of the same, and shall compare his account 
monthly with the Auditor's books, and see that the 
expenditures of the Fire Department do not at any 
time exceed the amount of the appropriations at their 
disposal. He shall also keep a separate account of the 
expenses of each steam-engine, hand-engine, hose-car- 
riage, and hook and ladder carriage, and shall present 
to the City Council, in the Annual Report of the Chief 
Engineer, full and detailed statements thereof. 

Sect. 5. The engineers so chosen shall, immediately 
after their election, meet and organize themselves into 
a Board of Engineers. They shall, at such times as 
they may by their by-laws determine, hold such meet- 
ing as may be necessary for the prompt transaction of 
all business coming before them, at which the Chief 
Engineer, or, in his absence, the senior engineer 
present, shall preside. A majority of the whole Board 
of Engineers shall be necessary to constitute a quorum; 
they may make such rules and orders for their govern- 
ment, as a Board of Engineers, as they may see fit, 
subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen. 
They shall be responsible for the discipline, good order, 
and proper conduct of the whole Department, both 
officers and men, and for the care of all houses, engines, 
hose-carriages, and other furniture and apparatus 
thereto belonging. They shall have the superin- 
tendence and control of all the engine and other 
houses used for the purposes of the Fire Department, 
and of all furniture and apparatus thereto belonging, 
and of the engines and all other fire apparatus belong- 
ing to the City, and over the officers and members of 
the several companies attached to the Fire Department, 



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and over all persons present at fires ; and they may 
make such rules and regulations for the better govern- 
ment, discipline, and good order of the Department, 
and for the extinguishment of fires, as they may from 
time to time think expedient, the same not being 
repugnant to the laws of this Commonwealth, or to 
any ordinance of the City, and being subject to the 
approbation of the Board of Aldermen. The Assistant 
Engineers shall report their absences from fires to the 
Chief Engineer, with the reasons therefor, who shall 
keep a record of the same, and once every three 
months, and oftener if required, make a report thereof, 
stating all the facts to the City Council. In the 
absence of the Chief Engineer, the Secretary shall make 
said record and report. 

Sect. 6. It shall be the duty of said engineers, 
whenever a fire shall break out in the city, immediately 
to repair to the place of such fire, and to carry with 
them a suitable staff or badge of their office ; to take 
proper measures that the several engines and other 
apparatus be arranged in the most advantageous situa- 
tions, and duly worked for the speedy and effectual 
extinguishment of the fire ; to require and compel 
assistance from all persons, as well members of the Fire 
Department as others, in extinguishing the fire, remov- 
ing furniture, goods, or other merchandise from any 
building on fire, or in danger thereof, and to appoint 
guards to secure the same ; and also in pulling down 
or demolishing any house or building if occasion require, 
and further to suppress all tumults and disorders. It 
shall also be their duty to cause order to be preserved 
in going to, working at, or returning from fires, and at 



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all other times when companies attached to the depart- 
ment are on duty. 

Sect. 7. Whenever any fire occurs in either of the 
adjoining towns, it shall be the duty of only such and 
so many of said engineers to repair to such towns, as 
shall have been previously designated for such purpose 
by the chief engineer. 

Sect. 8. , The Chief Engineer shall have the sole com- 
mand at fires, over all the other engineers, all members 
of the Fire Department, and all other persons who may 
be present at fires, and shall direct all proper measures 
for the extinguishment of fires, protection of property, 
preservation of order, and observance of the laws, 
ordinances, and regulations respecting fires ; and it 
shall be the duty of said Chief Engineer to examine 
into the condition of the engines and all other fire 
apparatus, and of the engine and other houses belong- 
ing to the city and used for the purposes of the Fire 
Department, and of the companies attached to the said 
department, as often as circumstances may render it 
expedient, or whenever directed so to do by the Board 
of Aldermen, or by the Committee of the Board of 
Aldermen on the Fire Department. Whenever the 
engines or other fire apparatus, engine or other houses 
used by the Fire Department, require alterations, addi- 
tions, or repairs, the Chief Engineer, under the direction 
of the Board of Aldermen or of the Committee on the 
Fire Department, shall cause the same to be made. It 
shall also be the duty of the Chief Engineer to receive 
and transmit to the Board of Aldermen all returns of 
officers, members, and fire apparatus, made by the 
respective companies, as hereinafter prescribed, and all 



RECENT OEDINANCES. 65 

other communications relating to the affairs of the Fire 
Department ; to keep fair and exact rolls of the repec- 
tive companies, specifying the time of admission and 
discharge, and the age of each member. He shall also 
critically examine all the bills and accounts against the 
Fire Department, and certify, in writing, to the correct- 
ness of each item thereof before sending them to the 
Auditor's office for payment. He shall annually, in the 
month of January, and oftener if thereto requested, 
report to the City Council an account, to be prepared by 
the Secretary of the Board of Engineers as hereinbefore 
provided, of the condition of the engine-houses, engines, 
fire apparatus, and other property under his charge ; of 
the income and expenditures of the Fire Department for 
the whole of the previous year, specifying particularly 
the expenditure on each steam-engine, hand-engine, 
hose-carriage, and hook and ladder carriage, as required 
in section 4, together with the names of the officers and 
members of the various companies; the number and 
location of the fire-alarm stations ; the number of fires, 
and causes thereof, as near as can be ascertained ; the 
number and description of the buildings destroyed or 
injured, together with the names of the owners or 
occupants ; the amount of insurance, if any • all acci- 
dents by fire which may happen within the city, with 
such other information or suggestions as may in his 
opinion be of general use ; the same to be published 
as the City Council may direct. 

Sect. 9. In case of the absence of the Chief Engi- 
neer, the engineer next in rank who may be present 
shall execute the duties of his office, with full powers. 

Sect. 10. It shall be the duty of the Chief Engineer, 
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\ 

and of the other engineers, to report to the Board of 
Aldermen the name of every person, not a member of 
either of said companies, who shall, contrary to law, 
refuse or neglect to obey any orders of any engineer, 
given at any fire. 

Sect. 11. Whenever it shall be adjudged at any fire, 
by any three or more of the engineers, of whom the 
Chief Engineer, if present, shall be one, to be necessary, 
in order to prevent the further spreading of the fire, 
to pull down or otherwise demolish any building, the 
same may be done by their joint order. 

Sect. 12. It shall be the duty of the chief and 
other engineers to inquire for and examine into all 
shops and other places where shavings or other such 
combustible materials may be collected and deposited, 
and at all times to be vigilant in taking care of the 
removal of the same, whenever in the opinion of any 
two of them, the same may endanger the security of 
the city from fires, and to direct the tenant or occupant 
of said shops or other places to remove the same ; and, 
in case of such tenant's or occupant's neglect or refusal 
so to do, to cause the same to be removed at the ex- 
pense of such tenant or occupant, who shall, in addition, 
be liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars for 
such neglect or refusal; and any person who shall 
obstruct the engineers, or any of them, in carrying out 
the provisions of this section, shall also be liable to a 
penalty not exceeding twenty dollars. It shall also be 
the duty of said engineers to take cognizance of, and 
to cause prosecution to be instituted in all cases of 
infraction of the laws relative to the erection of wooden 



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buildings, or of any other laws or ordinances for the 
prevention of fire within the limits of the city. 

Sect. 13. The power of making and establishing 
rules and regulations for the transportation and keeping 
of gunpowder within the city of Boston, and of grant- 
ing licenses for the keeping and sale thereof in the 
city, according to the provisions of an act entitled, " An 
Act further regulating the storage, safe-keeping, and 
transportation of gunpowder in the city of Boston," 
and of any other act or acts on the same subject, shall 
be exercised and performed by the chief and other 
engineers, and the power and duty of seizing any gun- 
powder kept or being within the city or harbor thereof, 
contrary to the provisions of the said act or acts, shall 
be exercised and performed by the said engineers or 
any of them ; and in case of any seizure being made 
by any engineer other than the chief, he shall forthwith 
report to the Chief Engineer, who shall cause said gun- 
powder to be libelled and prosecuted in the manner 
prescribed in the said acts ; and all the other powers 
and duties granted and enjoined in and by the said act 
or acts shall be performed by the said chief or one of 
the other engineers. 

Sect. 14. All moneys received for fines, forfeitures, 
and penalties arising under this ordinance and the laws 
of this commonwealth, regulating the storage and trans- 
portation of gunpowder, the erection of buildings 
within the city of Boston, and the prevention and 
extinguishment of fire, unless by such laws otherwise 
specially provided, shall be paid into the treasury of the 
city, to be applied in such way as is provided in the 
acts of this commonwealth. 



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OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Sect. 15. No person under twenty-one years of age 
shall be a member of the Fire Department ; nor shall 
any person be a member who is not a citizen of the 
United States, and a legal voter in the city of Boston. 

Sect. 16. Every member and every officer of the 
Fire Department shall sign the following statement, to 
be deposited with the Board of Engineers. " I, A B, 
having been appointed a member of the Boston Fire 
Department, hereby signify my agreement to abide by 
all the ordinances of the City Council, and the rules and 
regulations of the Board of Aldermen and the Board of 
Engineers relating thereto." And any officer or mem- 
ber who shall neglect or refuse to sign the same, shall 
not be entitled to any compensation whatsoever. 

Sect. 17. Any officer or other member may be 
removed or dismissed from the Fire Department by a 
vote of the Chief Engineer and two thirds of the assis- 
tant engineers, and said vote shall be final, unless, in 
the case of officers, the same shall be reversed by the 
Board of Aldermen within fourteen days after it shall 
have passed ; and the Board of Aldermen may at any 
time discharge any or all of the officers or members of 
any steam engine, hand-engine, hose or hook and ladder 
company. 

Sect. 18. In all cases of removal from office by the 
engineers, the name of the party removed, with a state- 
ment of the reasons therefor, shall be entered on their 
records, and a copy of the same shall be transmitted 
to the Board of Aldermen before their next regular 
meeting. 



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Sect. 19. No officer who may have been dismissed or 
removed from the Fire Department, shall be reinstated 
therein, unless by a vote of the Chief Engineer and two 
thirds of the assistant engineers, and, in such case, said 
vote shall not take effect until confirmed by the Board 
of Aldermen. 

Sect. 20. There shall be paid to each member of the 
Department such sum as the City Council may, from 
time to time, determine ; and in case of the temporary 
absence of any member from the city, or inability to 
perform his duties, in consequence of sickness, he shall 
provide a substitute, whose name he shall return to the 
foreman of the company for approval ; failing in which 
he shall be subject to all deductions which may accrue 
for his absence. 

Sect. 21. The members of the several companies 
shall not assemble in the houses intrusted to their care, 
except as herein prescribed, and for taking the engine or 
other apparatus on an alarm of fire, and of returning 
the same to the house, and taking the necessary care 
of said apparatus after its return. 

Sect. 22. Any officer or member of the Fire Depart- 
ment who shall wilfully neglect or refuse to perform his 
duty, or shall be guilty of disorderly conduct or dis- 
obedience to his superiors in office, shall for such offence 
be dismissed from the Department; and any officer or 
member who shall offend against any ordinance of the 
city relating to the Fire Department, shall, in addition to 
the liability of dismission, be liable to a penalty of not 
less than two, nor more than twenty dollars, for each 
offence. 

Sect. 23. Every person who shall have served 



70 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

according to law in the Fire Department for seven suc- 
cessive years, shall be entitled to receive a certificate 
thereof, signed by the Mayor of said city ; and all per- 
sons who shall receive said certificate as aforesaid shall 
be entitled to wear the badge of the Department, and 
to do duty therein, when desired so to do by the Board 
of Aldermen, under such organization and management 
as they may determine. 

HAND-ENGINE, HOSE. AND HOOK AND LADDER COMPANIES. 

Sect. 24. As many engine, hose, and hook and lad- 
der companies shall from time to time be formed by the 
Board of Aldermen as they shall deem expedient, and 
each hand-engine, hose, and hook and ladder company 
shall consist of as many men as shall be appointed by 
the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board of 
Aldermen. 

Sect. 25. The term of service for the members of 
hand-engine, hose, and hook and ladder companies, shall 
continue for periods of six months each. And every 
officer or member who shall not serve the whole of said 
period of six months, except in cases of sickness, death, 
or removal from the city, or who shall be removed 
therefrom for cause, shall forfeit any and all compen- 
sation that would otherwise have been due to him at 
the time when such service ceased, or such removal 
took place. 

Sect. 26. Every hand-engine, hose, and hook and 
ladder company shall have a foreman, an assistant fore- 
man, and clerk, who shall be nominated annually in the 
month of January, or whenever a vacancy occurs, by 



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the members of the several companies, and a return of 
the same made to the Board of Engineers ; and in case 
of rejection by them, their names shall be returned to 
the company, who shall select another person for 
approval ; but if approved by the Board of Engineers, 
their names shall be sent to the Board of Aldermen for 
approval or rejection, and in case of rejection, another 
person shall be nominated as aforesaid before the next 
regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen ; and these 
officers, when approved, shall receive certificates of 
appointment, signed by the Mayor, and shall hold their 
places until removed, or others are appointed in their 
stead. If upon the rejection by the Board of Engineers 
of any person nominated and returned as aforesaid, a 
suitable person is not nominated and returned, the 
Board of Engineers shall themselves send to the Board 
of Aldermen for their approval or rejection, the name of 
a fit person for the place. 

Sect. 27. It shall be the duty of the foremen to see 
that the several hand-engines and apparatus committed 
to their care, and the several buildings in which the 
same are deposited, and all things in or belonging to 
the same, are kept neat, clean, and in order for imme- 
diate use ; it shall also be their duty to preserve order 
and discipline at all times in their respective companies, 
and require and enforce a strict compliance with the 
city ordinances, the rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment, and the orders of the engineers. They shall also 
keep or cause to be kept by the clerks of their respec- 
tive companies, fair and exact rolls, specifying the time 
of admission, discharge, and age of each member, and 
accounts of all city property intrusted to the care of 



72. RECENT ORDINANCES. 

the several members, and of all absences and tardiness 
among the same, in a book provided for that purpose 
by the city, which rolls or record-books are always to 
be subject to the order of the Board of Engineers and 
the Board of Aldermen. They shall also make or cause 
to be made to the Chief Engineer, true and accurate 
returns of all the members, with their ages, and the 
apparatus intrusted to their care, whenever called upon 
so to do. 

Sect. 28. It shall be the duty of the officers and 
members of the several hand-engines, hose, and hook 
and ladder companies, whenever a fire shall break out 
in the city, to repair forthwith to their respective 
engines, hose, hook and ladder carriages, and other 
apparatus, and to convey them in as orderly a manner 
as may be, according to the directions of the Board of 
Engineers, and exert themselves in the most orderly 
manner possible, in working and managing the said 
engines, hose, hooks and ladders, and other apparatus ; 
and in performing any duty that they may be called 
upon to do, by any engineer ; and upon permission of 
the chief or other engineer, shall in an orderly and 
quiet manner return said engines, hose, hook and 
ladder carriages, and other apparatus, to their respec- 
tive places of deposit. Provided, that in the absence of 
all the engineers such direction and permission may be 
given by their respective foremen. 

Sect. 29. Every hand-engine company shall have 
two or more suction hosemen ; every hand-engine and 
hose company shall have three or more leading hose- 
men ; and every hook and ladder company shall have 
three or more each of axemen and rakemen, to be ap- 



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pointed by the foreman of such company, subject to 
the approval of the Board of Engineers, and they shall 
hold their places for six months, unless sooner removed 
by the said board. For the purpose of discharge and 
removal, suction and leading hosemen shall be regarded 
as members, and not as officers. 

Sect. 30. Every hand-engine, hose, and hook and 
ladder company shall have a steward, who shall be 
nominated by a vote of the company to the Board of 
Engineers, and if approved by them, shall hold his 
office until removed, either by resignation or by the 
Board of Engineers, for causes specified. It shall be his 
duty to keep clean the house, the engine, hose, or other 
apparatus which may belong to the company, to clear 
the snow in winter from the sidewalk connected with 
the house, and generally to see that the engine and 
apparatus are ready for immediate use. 

STEAM FIRE ENGINES. 

Sect. 31. Every steam fire engine company shall 
have an engineer, fireman, and driver, who shall be per- 
manently employed, and who shall at all times be in or 
about the house ; and six hosemen, whose term of ser- 
vice shall continue for periods of six months each ; all 
of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the 
advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen. The 
number of hosemen may be increased from time to 
time, as the Board of Aldermen may determine. One of 
the hosemen, to be so designated by the Board of 
Engineers, shall be known as foreman. 

Sect. 32. The engineer shall have the sole care of 
the engine-house, under the direction of the Board of 
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Engineers, and all the property therein belonging to 
the city. He shall be held personally responsible for 
the care and good order of the engine, and see that it 
is at all times in condition for immediate use. He shall 
be accountable for the proper performance of all duties 
required of the fireman and driver, and in case of any 
neglect on their part, shall report the same to the Chief 
Engineer. The fireman shall be under the immediate 
direction" of the engineer, and shall perform all duties 
that may be required of him on the engine and in the 
house, including cleaning the hose, and such other 
duties as are required of the stewards of hand-engine 
and hose companies, as provided in Section 30. The 
driver shall be under the immediate direction of the 
engineer, and shall take care of and properly groom 
the horses belonging to the engine, shall keep the stable 
at all times neat and tidy, shall assist the fireman in the 
performance of his duties, as steward, and perform such 
other duties as may be required of him by the 
engineer. 

Sect. 33. The foreman shall at fires direct the plac- 
ing of the engine at a suitable place to obtain a supply 
of water, have charge of the suction and leading hose, 
and perforin the duties required of the clerk of a hose 
company, and receive the same pay as the foreman of a 
hose company. The hosemen shall, under direction of 
the foreman, perform such duties as are required of 
suction and leading hosemen of hand-engine companies. 

GENERAL PROVISIONS. 

Sect. 34. Whenever any person shall have received 
his certificate of appointment to any office under this 



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ordinance, he shall thereby be immediately invested 
with all the authority conferred, and subject to all the 
duties imposed by the laws, the city ordinances, and the 
rules and regulations of the Fire Department, until dis- 
charged therefrom, either by death or resignation, or by 
order of the Board of Aldermen, or the Board of Engi- 
neers, as hereinafter provided for ; and the vacancy 
occasioned by his discharge shall be filled as soon as 
may be, in the manner herein prescribed. 

Sect. 35. The engineers and members of the several 
companies regularly appointed shall, when on duty, 
wear such badges, or insignia, as the Board of Aldermen 
shall from time to time direct, to be furnished at the 
expense of the city, and no other person or persons 
shall be permitted to wear the same, except under such 
restrictions and regulations as the Board of Aldermen 
may direct. 

Sect. 36. No uniform, except such badges and in- 
signia as are prescribed from time to time by the Board 
of Aldermen, shall be worn upon any occasion, as fire- 
men, by either officers or men belonging to the Depart- 
ment. 

Sect. 37. No company shall have power to appoint 
or discharge any officer or member. 

Sect. 38. No company shall leave the city, in case 
of fire in the neighboring cities and towns, except by 
the express order of the Chief Engineer, or one of the 
assistant engineers ; and no company shall leave the 
city on an excursion. 

Sect. 39. No associations or organized societies or 
clubs of firemen, as such, shall be allowed in the Depart- 
ment, except by the express permission of the City 
Council. 



76 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

Sect. 40. No company shall be allowed to impose 
fines upon its members ; but it shall be the duty of the 
clerk of each company to enter in the roll-book pro- 
vided by the city, all absence and tardiness of each 
officer and member of said company ; and to make a 
monthly return of the same to the Board of Engineers. 
And for every absence or tardiness, except in case of 
sickness, there shall be deducted from the pay of such 
officer or member the sum of twenty-five cents, which 
amount so deducted shall be paid over at the end of 
each quarter to the treasurer of the company to which 
such member shall belong, to meet the incidental ex- 
penses of the company. And if any officer or member 
shall have been absent or tardy at more than one third 
of the fires, or alarms of fires, if more than five, except 
in case of sickness, during the month, such absence or 
tardiness shall be considered good cause for his dis- 
charge from the Department. 

DUTIES OF POLICE IN REGARD TO FIRES. 

Sect. 41. Immediately upon an alarm or discovery 
of fire, it shall be the duty of the members of the Police 
Department to communicate the fact to the central sta- 
tion by means of the signal-boxes in the district in 
which the fire may be, in accordance with the rules 
and regulations in regard to fire alarms. And it shall 
be the duty of the policemen in the night-time, imme- 
diately upon an alarm of fire being given or sounded 
upon the bells connected with the fire-alarm apparatus, 
to give further notice thereof within their respective 
districts by springing their rattles, crying a fire," [and 
in East Boston by ringing a bell,] and mentioning the 



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district and box of the district in which the fire exists. 
And if any policeman shall neglect so to do, he shall 
forfeit and pay a fine of two dollars for every offence. 

Sect. 42. It shall be the duty of such of the police 
officers of the city as may be selected for that service, 
to repair with their staves, or such other badges of 
office as the Board of Aldermen shall direct, on the alarm 
of fire, immediately to the place where the fire may be, 
and there to use their best skill and power, under the 
direction of the engineers, for the preservation of the 
public peace, and the prevention of theft and destruc- 
tion of property, and the removal of all suspected per- 
sons. 

FIRE ALARMS. 

Sect. 43. In the month of January in each year 
there shall be appointed a Joint Committee of the City 
Council, to be called the Committee on Fire Alarms, to 
consist of two aldermen and three members of the 
Common Council. 

Sect. 44. The said committee shall have the care 
and management of the rooms, apparatus, and machin- 
ery connected with the system of telegraphic fire 
alarms, and shall also have the power to appoint, upon 
the nomination of the superintendent of fire alarms, 
suitable persons to assist in the management of said 
system of fire alarms, and to establish the compensa- 
tion of the same, unless the same shall be specially 
provided by the City Council ; and the said committee 
shall have power to determine the persons to whom 
shall be intrusted the keys of the signal-boxes con- 
nected with said system of fire alarms, and, generally, 



78 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

shall have charge of said apparatus, and control over 
the management of the same, subject to any special 
order of the City Council. 

Sect. 45. There shall be annually appointed by the 
City Council, in the month of January or February, a 
suitable person to be Superintendent of fire alarms, who 
shall have charge of the system of telegraphic fire 
alarms, under the direction of the committee on fire 
alarms, and see that the same is kept in good repair 
and in working condition, and be considered respon- 
sible for the same. The said Superintendent shall hold 
his office until a successor is elected, shall be at all 
times removable by the City Council, and shall receive 
such compensation as the City Council shall determine. 

Sect. 46. Alarms of fire shall be given by means of 
the system of telegraphic fire alarms, in accordance 
with the rules and directions established by the Joint 
Special Committee on Fire Alarms, in the year 1853, and 
amended May 12, 1855, which are hereby declared to 
be the rules for giving alarms of fire within the city 
of Boston. 

Sect, 47. The Joint Committee on Fire Alarms shall 
have power from time to time to alter or change said 
rules and directions, and the same shall be binding 
upon all persons after said rules and directions, as 
altered, shall be placed on file in the office of the 
engineers of the Fire Department, and with the City 
Clerk. And the same shall then be published in the 
same manner as ordinances of the City are published ; 
but the City Council shall at all times have power to 
alter, amend, or annul the same. 



RECENT ORDINANCES. 79 

Sect. 48. No person shall open any of the signal- 
boxes connected with the telegraphic fire alarms, for 
the purpose of giving a false alarm, or interfere in any 
way with said boxes, by breaking, cutting, injuring, or 
defacing the same, or turn the cranks therein, except 
in case of fire, or tamper or meddle with said boxes, or 
any part thereof. 

Sect. 49. Any person who shall be guilty of a 
breach of any of the provisions of this ordinance, shall 
forfeit and pay a fine of not less than two dollars, nor 
more than fifty dollars for each offence. 

Sect. 50. The Chief Engineer and other engineers 
now in office shall continue to hold their offices respec- 
tively according to the provisions of this ordinance. 
The first election of Secretary to the Board of Engi- 
neers shall be had in the month of May or June of the 
present year, and afterwards he shall be chosen as pro- 
vided in Section 2 of this ordinance. The person so 
elected secretary shall hold his office subject to the 
provisions of this ordinance. 

Sect. 51. All the provisions of the a ordinance of 
the city " relating to the Fire Department, as published 
in the Laws and Ordinances of 1856, pages 175 to 178, 
contained in sections 1 to 48 inclusive ; "An ordinance 
in addition to ' an ordinance in relation to the fire 
department, passed Dec. 26, 1856,' passed August 
25, 1856 ; " "an ordinance in relation to the fire 
department, passed Feb. 12, 1850," and all parts of 
ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 52. This ordinance shall take effect from and 
after its passage. [Passed, June 8, I860.] 



80 RECENT ORDINANCES. 

An Ordinance in addition to an ordinance concerning 
the assessment and collection of Taxes. 

Be it Ordained, &c. 

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of 
the Board of Assessors to certify the number of days 
that the per diem assessors and the assistant assessors 
have severally devoted to the service of the city. And 
the said per diem assessors and assistant assessors shall 
severally receive pay only for such number of days' 
service as shall have been so certified by the said secre- 
tary. 

Sect. 2. This ordinance shall take effect on and after 
its passage. \_Passed, June 20, I860.] 



An Ordinance in relation to the bonds of City Officers. 
Be it Ordained, &c. 

Section 1. The several officers named below shall 
give bond to the City of Boston, with sufficient sure- 
ties, as follows, to wit : 

The Auditor of Accounts in the penal sum of five 
thousand dollars ; the Chief of Police, five thousand 
dollars ; the City Clerk, five thousand dollars ; the City 
Registrar, five thousand dollars ; the City Treasurer, 
one hundred thousand dollars ; the Harbor Master, two 
thousand dollars ; the Weigher and Inspector in Chief 
of Lighters, &c, one thousand dollars : the Superintend- 
ent of Faneuil Hall Market, ten thousand dollars ; the 
Superintendent of Health, ten thousand dollars ; the 
Superintendent of Public Buildings, five thousand dol- 
lars ; the Superintendent of Public Lands, five thousand 
dollars; the Superintendent of Sewers, two thousand 



EECENT OEDINANCES. 81 

dollars ; the Superintendent of Streets, five thousand 
dollars; the Water Registrar, five thousand dollars. 

The sureties on the bond of the City Treasurer shall 
be severally liable only for the sum for which in the 
bond they agree to hold themselves liable ; the sureties 
on the other bonds shall be jointly and severally liable 
for the whole penalty of the bond. 

Sect. 2. The form and conditions of the bond given 
by each officer shall correspond with and be applicable 
to the duties to be performed by such officer; shall be 
such as the City Solicitor shall approve ; and the sure- 
ties on each bond, and the bond itself, shall be approved 
by the Board of Aldermen. The bond of each of said 
officers hereafter elected, except the City Clerk, shall 
be executed, approved, and delivered before the officer 
enters upon the duties of his office. In case of the 
decease or insolvency of any of the sureties on the 
bond of any of said officers, given as aforesaid, the 
officer who has given such bond shall immediately give 
a new bond, with sufficient sureties, as hereinbefore 
provided ; and if such officer shall fail to give such new 
bond within a reasonable time after notice to do so, it 
shall be a sufficient cause for removal from office. 

Sect. 3. In the bond of any of the said officers whose 
duty requires him in behalf of the city to make con- 
tracts, or purchases, or sales, there shall be a condition 
inserted in substance as follows : " That he will not, 
directly or indirectly, for himself, or others, or by 
others in trust for him or on his account, have any 
interest or concern in any contract, or agreement, or 
purchase, or sale, made by him in behalf of the city." 

Sect. 4. Each year in the month of June there shall 
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82 EECENT OEDINANCES. 

be appointed a Joint Committee, consisting of two 
members of the Board of Aldermen, and three of the 
Common Council, whose duty it shall be to examine 
the bonds of the aforesaid officers, and report upon the 
sufficiency of the same ; and in case any bond is found 
insufficient, and a new sufficient bond is not given and 
approved, in accordance with the provisions of this 
ordinance, within thirty days after notice from said 
Committee, the City Council, upon the facts being 
reported to them, may declare such bond insufficient ; 
and if the officer who has given such bond so found to 
be insufficient, and who has failed to give the new bond 
required, is elected by the City Council, they may 
remove him from his office, and proceed to fill the 
vacancy. 

Sect. 5. It shall be the duty of the City Clerk to 
provide from time to time suitable blanks for the bonds 
of the said officers, and to furnish the same free of 
charge to the said officers, when requested. 

Sect. 6. The City Treasurer shall have the custody 
of the bond of the Auditor of Accounts ; all the other 
bonds shall be kept in the custody of the Auditor of 
Accounts. 

Sect. 7. The ordinance of January 2, 1858, in rela- 
tion to the bonds of city officers, and all ordinances or 
parts of ordinances, inconsistent herewith, are hereby 
repealed. 

Sect. 8. This ordinance shall take effect on and after 
its passage ; and all the officers mentioned in the first 
section of this ordinance shall thereupon give the bonds 
required hereby. [Passed, July 17, I860.] 



RULES AND ORDERS 



BOAED OF ALDERMEN 



. Section 1. The Mayor, and in his absence, the Chair- 
man of the Board, shall take the chair at the hour to 
which the Board shall have adjourned, and shall call 
the members to order, and, a quorum being present, 
shall cause the minutes of the preceding regular meet- 
ing to be read ; and in the absence of the Mayor and 
Chairman, the senior member present shall preside as 
chairman pro tempore. 

Sect. 2. He shall preserve decorum and order ; may 
speak to points of order in preference to other mem- 
bers ; and shall decide all questions of order, subject to 
an appeal to the Board, by motion regularly seconded ; 
and no other business shall be in order till the question 
on the appeal shall have been decided. 

Sect. 3. He shall declare all votes, but if any mem- 
ber rises to doubt a vote, he shall cause a return of the ' 
members voting in the affirmative, and in the negative, 
without debate on the question. 

Sect. 4. He may read sitting, but shall rise to state 
a motion or put a question to the Board. 



84 EULES AND ORDERS OF THE 

Sect. 5. When the Mayor shall desire to vacate the 
chair, he shall call the Chairman of the Board to take 
it, and in his absence, the senior member present. 
When the Chairman of the Board or the Chairman pro 
tempore shall desire to vacate the chair, he may call any 
member to it, but such substitution shall not continue 
beyond an adjournment. 

Sect. 6. On all questions and motions whatsoever, 
the Chair shall take the sense of the Board by yeas 
and nays, provided any member shall so require. And 
every Ordinance, Resolution, or Order (except Orders 
of Notice, Papers from the Common Council, Orders of 
Inquiry, and Orders relating to the Departments of In- 
ternal and External Health), after being read, shall be 
laid on the table before its consideration by the Board ; 
and no such Ordinance, Resolution or Order (except as 
above) shall be considered at the same meeting at which 
it is offered, except by special vote. 

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

Sect. 8. After a motion is stated or read by the 
Chair, it shall be deemed to be in possession of the 
Board, and shall be disposed of by vote, but the mover 
may withdraw it at any time before a decision or 
^amendment, 

Sect. 9. When a question is under debate, the Chair 
shall receive no motion, but to adjourn, to lay on the 
table, to postpone to a day certain, to commit, to amend, 
or to postpone indefinitely ; which several motions shall 



BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 85 

have precedence in the order in which they stand ar- 
ranged ; and a motion to strike out the enacting clause 
of an Ordinance shall be equivalent to a motion to post- 
pone indefinitely. 

Sect. 10. The Chair shall consider a motion to" 
adjourn as always in order, except on an immediate 
repetition ; and that motion, and the motion to lay on 
the table, or to take up from the table, shall be decided 
without debate. 

Sect. 11. When a vote has passed, it shall be in 
order for any member to move a reconsideration there- 
of, at the same or the succeeding regular meeting, but 
not afterward ; and when a motion for reconsideration 
is decided, that vote shall not be reconsidered. 

Sect. 12. Every member when about to speak shall 
rise and respectfully address the Chair ; shall con- 
fine himself to the question under debate, and avoid 
personalities. 

Sect. 13. No member speaking shall be interrupted 
by another, but by rising to a call to order, or for ex- 
planation. 

Sect. 14. No member shall be permitted to vote, or 
serve on any Committee, on any question where his 
private right is immediately concerned, distinct from 
the public interest. 

Sect. 15. Every member, who shall be present when 
a question is put, where he is not excluded by interest, 
shall give his vote, unless the Board, for special reasons, 
shall excuse him ; application to be so excused, on any 
question, must be made before the Board is divided, or 
before the calling of the yeas and nays, and such appli- 
cation shall be accompanied by a brief statement of the 
reasons, and shall be decided without debate. 



86 RULES AND ORDERS OP THE 

Sect. 16. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, 
if the Chair shall so direct. 

Sect. 17. Any member may require the division of 
a question, when the sense will admit of it. A motion 
<to strike out and insert, shall be deemed indivisible ; 
but a motion to strike out, being lost, shall not preclude 
amendment, or a motion to strike out and insert. 

Sect. 18. No motion or proposition of a subject dif- 
ferent from that under consideration, shall be admitted 
under color of amendment. 

Sect. 19. Motions and reports maybe committed or 
recommitted, at the pleasure of the Board. 

Sect. 20. When a vote is doubted, the members for 
and against the question, when called on by the Chair, 
shall rise and stand till they are counted. 

Sect. 21. All questions relating to priority of busi- 
ness to be acted upon, shall be decided without debate. 

Sect. 22. When a motion is made to refer any sub- 
ject, and different Committees are proposed, the ques- 
tion shall be taken in the following order : — 

1st. To a Standing Committee of the Board ; 
2d. To a Select Committee of the Board ; 
3d. To a Joint Standing Committee ; 
4th. To a Joint Select Committee. 

Sect. 23. The following Standing Committees of 
the Board, to consist of three members each, shall be 
appointed by the Mayor : — 

Committee on Armories and Military Affairs — Bridges 
— Cemeteries — Common and Public Squares — County 
Accounts — Fire Department — Faneuil Hall (to be com- 



BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 87 

posed of the Committee on Public Buildings on the 
part of this Board) — External Health — Internal 
Health — Lamps, Bells, and Clocks — Laying Out and 
Widening Streets — Licenses — Jail — Market — Paving 
and Repairs of Streets — Police — Sewers and Drains — 
Steam Engines and Furnaces. All other Committees, 
unless otherwise provided for, or specially directed by 
the Board, shall be appointed by the Chair. 

Sect. 24. At every regular meeting of the Board 
the order of business shall be as follows : — 

1. Communications from His Honor the Mayor. 

2. Presentation of petitions, memorials, and remon- 
strances. 

3. Papers from the Common Council. 

4. Reports of City Officers. 

5. Reports of Committees. 

6. Motions, orders, and resolutions. 

And the above order of business shall not be departed 
from, but by the votes of a majority of the members 
of the Board present. 

Sect. 25. Each Committee elected on the part of 
this Board shall organize at its first meeting by the 
choice of a Chairman, and shall report the same to this 
Board, and in all cases where the Chair appoints a 
Committee, unless otherwise provided for, the member 
first named shall be Chairman, and in his absence the 
member next in order, who shall be present, shall be 
Chairman pro tempore. 

Sect. 26. Committees of the Board, to whom any 
matter is specially referred, may be required to report 
within four weeks, or ask for further time. 



88 RULES AND ORDERS OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

Sect. 27. No Standing or Special Committee of the 
Board of Aldermen shall have power to make any 
expenditure from the appropriations provided by the 
City Council to an amount exceeding five hundred dollars 
(except where otherwise provided in the ordinances 
of the city, or by express vote of the Board), unless 
authority for such expenditure be first had and obtained 
from the Mayor and Aldermen. 

Sect. 28. The foregoing rules shall not be altered, 
amended, suspended, or repealed at any time, except 
by the vote of two thirds of the members of the Board 
present at the time. 



JOINT RULES AND ORDERS 



CITY COUNCIL 



Section 1. At the commencement of the Municipal 
Year, the following Joint Standing Committees shall be 
constituted, viz : — 

A committee on Finance, to consist of seven members 
of the Common Council, to be chosen by ballot, and the 
Mayor and the Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, 
ex officiis. 

A committee on Accounts, to consist of three Alder- 
men and five members of the Common Council, all to 
be chosen by ballot. 

And the following committees shall be appointed, 
viz : — 

A committee on Public Lands, to consist of three 
Aldermen and five members of the Common Council. 

A committee on Public Buildings, to consist of three 
Aldermen and five members of the Common Council. 

A committee on Public Instruction, to consist of three 
Aldermen, and the President and four members of the 
Common Council. 

A committee on Institutions at South Boston and Deer 
Island, to consist of three Aldermen and five members 
of the Common Council. 
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90 JOINT RULES AND ORDERS OF THE 

A committee on the Free City Hospital, to consist of 
two Aldermen and three members of the Common 
Council. 

A committee on Fuel, to consist of two Aldermen 
and three members of the Common Council. 

A committee on Water, to consist of three 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 Aldermen and three members of the Common 
Council. 

A committee on the Harbor, to consist of two Alder- 
men and three members of the Common Council. 

A committee on Printing, to consist of one Alderman 
and two members of the Common Council. 

A committee on Public Library, to consist of three 
Aldermen and five members of the Common Council. 

A committee on Ordinances, to consist of three Alder- 
men and five members of the Common Council. 

A committee on Telegraphic Fire Alarms, to consist 
of two Aldermen and three members of the Common 
Council. 

A committee on Claims, to consist of three Aldermen 
and five members of the Common Council, who shall 
have full power and -authority to investigate all claims 
against the city, and to take any measures for the 
defence of such claims that they may deem expedient, 
and also under the advice of the Mayor to adjust and 
settle all claims not exceeding the sum of $500. 
The members of the Board of Aldermen and of the 



CITY COUNCIL. 91 

Common Council, who shall constitute the Joint Stand- 
ing Committees, shall be chosen or appointed by their 
respective Boards. 

The Major, the President of the Common Council, 
and the Chairman of the Committee on Finance on the 
part of the Common Council, shall, according 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 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 Con- 
ference, and the other Board shall also appoint a Com- 
mittee to confer, such Committee 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 matter in controversy, confer freely 
thereon, and report to their respective branches. 

Sect. 3. When either Board shall not concur in 
any action of the other, notice of such non-concur- 
rence shall be given by written message. 

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



92 JOINT RULES AND ORDERS OF THE 

Sect. 5. All By-Laws passed by the City Council, 
shall be termed " Ordinances," and the enacting style 
shall be : Be it ordained by the Aldermen and Com- 
mon Council of the City of Boston in City Council 
assembled. 

Sect. 6. In all votes, when either or both branches 
of the City Council express anything by way of com- 
mand, the form of expression shall be " Ordered ; " and 
whenever either or both branches express opinions, prin- 
ciples, facts, or purposes, the form shall be, " Resolved." 

Sect. 7. In the present and every future financial 
year, the specific appropriations for the several objects 
enumerated in the general appropriation bill shall be 
deemed and taken to be the maximum amount to be 
expended by the several Committees having the charge 
thereof for the entire financial year, and shall be ex- 
pended with a proper regard thereto ; and 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 con- 
tained in such annual order, or by expressly creating 
therefor a City Debt, in which latter case 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. 
And no Joint Standing or Special Committee shall have 
power to make any expenditure from the appropria- 
tions provided by the City Council, to an amount ex- 
ceeding three hundred dollars (except where otherwise 
ordered in the Joint Rules or Ordinances of the City), 
unless authority for such expenditure be first had and 
obtained from the City Council. 



CITY COUNCIL. 93 

Sect. 8. In all contracts or expenditures to be made 
nnder the authority of the City Council, whenever the 
estimates shall exceed the appropriations specially 
made therefor, or whenever any Committee shall have 
expended the sum specially appropriated for their use, 
in the order of appropriation for the year, and in 
either case shall require a further sum, — it shall be the 
duty of such Committee having such matter in charge, 
to submit the fact to the City Council for instructions, 
accompanied with a detailed statement in print, of the 
cause or causes which have created the necessity for 
such application, and the object for which the same is 
needed. And no contract shall be made, or expendi- 
ture authorized hi either case, unless by a specific vote 
of the City Council first making the necessary pro- 
vision for the payment resulting therefrom ; * and no 
debt shall be created, or transfer from one special appro- 
priation to another be made, until such report or state- 
ment shall have been submitted to the City Council, by 
the Committee requiring the same. 

Sect. 9. Joint Standing Committees shall cause 
records to be kept of their proceedings in books pro- 
vided by the City for that purpose. No Committee 
shall act by separate consultations ; and no report shall 
be received unless agreed to in Committee actually 
assembled. 

Sect. 10. It shall be the duty of every Joint Com- 
mittee, to whom any subject may be specially referred, 

* Committees not only have not the right to make expenditures for any purpose 
beyond the amount which has been previously appropriated for it ; but they have not the 
right to expend the appropriation, or any part of it, even, unless that right is first con- 
ferred upon them by the body from which they are appointed. 

Dec. 1858. J. P. HEALY, City Solicitor. 



94 JOINT RULES AND ORDERS OP THE CITY COUNCIL. 

to report thereon within four weeks, or to ask for fur- 
ther time. 

Sect. 11. All reports and other papers submitted to 
the City Council, shall be written in a fair hand, and 
no report or indorsement of any kind shall be made 
on the reports, memorials, or other papers referred to 
the Committee of either branch. All reports shall be 
signed by the writers thereof, unless otherwise direct- 
ed by the Committee. And the Clerk of Committees 
shall make copies of any papers to be reported by 
Committees, at the request of the respective Chairmen 
thereof. 

Sect. 12. 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. 

Sect. 13. No bills shall be approved by the Com- 
mittee on Accounts for refreshments or carriage hire 
furnished to any member of the City Government, 
unless said bills, so contracted, are approved by the 
Chairman or a majority of some Standing or Special 
Committee of either branch of the City Council ; in 
which cases said bills shall be paid from the appropria- 
tion to which they are incident. 



RULES AND ORDERS 



COMMON COUNCIL 



Duties and Powers of the President. 

Section 1. The President shall take the chair precisely 
at the hour to which the Council shall have adjourned ; 
shall call the members to order; and on the appear- 
ance of a quorum, he shall cause the minutes of the 
preceding meeting to be read, and proceed to business. 

Sect. 2. He shall preserve decorum and order ; may 
speak to points of order in preference to other mem- 
bers; and shall decide all questions of order, subject to 
an appeal to the Council, by motion regularly seconded; 
and no other business shall be in order till the question 
on the appeal shall have been decided. 

Sect. 3. He shall declare all votes, but if any mem- 
ber rises to doubt a vote, the President shall cause a 
return of the members voting in the affirmative, and 
in the negative, without further debate on the ques- 
tion. 

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

Sect. 5. In all cases the President may vote. 



96 EULES AND ORDERS OF THE 

Sect. 6. When the Council shall determine to go 
into a Committee of the Whole, the President shall 
appoint the member who shall take the chair. The 
President may at any other time call any member to 
the chair, but said substitution shall not continue 
beyond an adjournment. 

Sect. 7. On all questions and motions whatsoever, 
the President shall take the sense of the Council by 
yeas and nays, provided one fifth of the members 
present shall so require. 

Sect. 8. • The President shall propound all questions 
in the order in which they are moved, unless the sub- 
sequent motion shall be previous in its nature, except 
that in the naming sums and fixing times, the largest 
sum and longest time shall be put first. 

Sect. 9. After a motion is stated or read by the 
President it shall be deemed to be in possession of the 
Council, and shall be disposed of by vote, but the 
mover may withdraw it at any time before a decision 
or amendment. 

Sect. 10. When a question is under debate, the 
President shall receive no motion, but to adjourn, to 
lay on the table, for the previous question, to postpone 
to a day certain, to commit, to amend, or to postpone 
indefinitely; which several motions shall have prece- 
dence in the order in which they stand arranged ; and 
a motion to strike out the enacting clause of an Ordi- 
nance shall be equivalent to a motion to postpone 
indefinitely. 

Sect. 11. The President shall consider a motion to 
adjourn as always in order ; and that motion, and the 
motion to lay on the table, or to take up from the table, 
shall be decided without debate. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 97 

Sect. 12. He shall put the previous question in the 
following form : " Shall the main question be noiv put ? " and 
all debate upon the main question shall be suspended 
until the previous question shall be decided. After the 
adoption of the previous question, the sense of the 
Council shall forthwith be taken upon amendments 
reported by a committee, upon all pending amendments, 
and then upon the main question. 

Sect. 13. On the previous question, no member shall 
speak more than once without leave ; and all incidental 
questions of order, arising after a motion is made for 
the previous question, shall be decided without debate, 
except on an appeal ; and on such an appeal, no mem- 
ber shall be allowed to speak more than once without 
leave of the Council. 

Sect. 14. When two or more members happen to 
rise at once, the President shall name the member who 
is first to speak. 

Sect. 15. All Committees shall be appointed and 
announced by the President, unless otherwise provided 
for, or especially directed by the Council. 

Rights, Duties, and Decorum of Members. 

Sect. 16. In the absence of the President, the senior 
member present shall call the Council to order, and 
preside until a President pro tempore shall be chosen by 
ballot ; and if an election is not effected on the first 
trial, on a second ballot a plurality of votes shall elect. 

Sect. 17. Every member when about to speak, shall 
rise and respectfully address the President ; shall con- 
fine himself to the question under debate, and avoid 
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98 RULES AND ORDERS OP THE 

personalities ; and shall sit down when he has finished. 
No member shall speak out of his place, without leave 
of the President. 

Sect. 18. No member speaking shall be interrupted 
by another, but by rising to call to order, or for expla- 
nation. 

Sect. 19. No member shall speak more than twice 
on one question, without first obtaining leave of the 
Council ; nor more than once, until the other members, 
who have not spoken, shall speak, if they desire it. 

Sect. 20. When a vote has passed, it shall be in 
order for any member who voted in the majority, to 
move a reconsideration thereof, at the same or the 
succeeding meeting, but not afterwards ; and when a 
motion for reconsideration is decided, that vote shall 
not be reconsidered. 

Sect. 21. No member shall be obliged to be on 
more than two Committees at the same time, nor Chair- 
man of more than one. 

Sect. 22. No member shall be permitted to stand 
up to the interruption of another, while any member 
is speaking ; or to pass unnecessarily between the Presi- 
dent and the person speaking. 

Sect. 23. When any member shall be guilty of a 
breach of either of the rules and orders of the Council, 
he may, on motion, be required by the Council to make 
satisfaction therefor ; and in such a case, he shall not 
be allowed to vote or speak, except by way of excuse, 
till he has done so. 

Sect. 24. No member shall be permitted to vote or 
serve on any Committee, on any question where his 
private right is immediately concerned, distinct from 
the public interest. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 99 

Sect. 25. Every member who shall be present when 
a question is put, where he is not excluded by interest, 
shall give his vote, unless the Council, for special 
reasons, shall excuse him ; application to be so excused, 
on any question, must be made before the Council is 
divided, or before the calling of the yeas and nays, and 
such application shall be accompanied by a brief state- 
ment of the reasons, and shall be decided without 
debate. 

Sect. 26. Every motion shall be reduced to writing, 
if the President shall so direct. 

Sect. 27. Any member may require the division of 
a question, when the sense will admit of it. A motion 
to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible ; 
but a motion to strike out, being lost, shall not preclude 
amendment or a motion to strike out and insert. 

Sect. 28. No motion or proposition, of a subject 
different from that under consideration, shall be admit- 
ted under color of amendment. 

Sect. 29. Motions and reports may be committed or 
recommitted at the pleasure of the Council. 

Sect. 30. At every regular meeting of the Council, 
the order of business shall be as follows : — 

1. Papers from the Board of Aldermen. 

2. Unfinished business of preceding meetings. 

3. Communications and Reports from City Officers, 
Presentation of Petitions, Remonstrances, and Memo- 
rials. 

4. Reports of Committees. 

5. Motions, Orders, or Resolutions. 

And the above order shall not be departed from but 



100 RULES AND ORDERS OP THE 

by the votes of a majority of the members of the 
Council present. 

Sect. 31. When a vote is doubted, the members for 
and against the question, when called on by the Presi- 
dent, shall rise and stand till they are counted. 

Sect. 32. All questions relating to priority of busi- 
ness to be acted upon, shall be decided without debate. 

Sect. 33. When a motion is made to refer any sub- 
ject, and different Committees are proposed, the ques- 
tion shall be taken in the following order : — 

A Standing Committee of the Council ; 
A Select Committee of the Council ; 
A Joint Standing Committee ; 
A Joint Select Committee. 

Sect. 34. The seats of the members of the Council 
shall be numbered, and shall be determined, in the 
presence of the Council, by drawing the names of mem- 
bers, and the numbers of the seats, simultaneously; 
and each member shall be entitled for the year to the 
seat bearing the number so drawn against his name ; 
and shall not change it except by permission of the 
President. 

Sect. 35. No member shall call another member by 
his name in debate, but may allude to him by any 
intelligible and respectful designation. 

Sect. 36. If the reading of any paper is called for, 
and any member objects thereto, it shall be decided by 
the Council. 

Sect. 37. No rule or order of the Council shall be 
dispensed with, altered or repealed, unless two thirds of 
the members present consent thereto. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 101 



Petitions, Memorials, &c. 

Sect. 38. All papers addressed to the Council shall 
be presented by the President, or a member in his 
place, and shall be read by the President, Clerk, or such 
other person as the President may request ; and shall 
be taken up in the order in which they are presented, 
except when the Council shall otherwise determine. 



Poivers and Duties of Committees, &c. 

Sect. 39. The rules of proceeding in the Council 
shall be observed in Committee of the Whole, so far as 
they are applicable, excepting the rule limiting the 
times of speaking ; but no member shall speak twice 
upon any question, until every member choosing to 
speak has spoken. A motion to rise, report progress, 
and ask leave to sit again, shall be first in order, and 
shall be decided without debate. 

Sect. 40. A Standing Committee on Elections and 
Returns, and a Standing Committee on Streets, shall be 
appointed at the commencement of the municipal year, 
and shall consist of five members each. 

Sect. 41. No Committee shall sit during the sessions 
of the Council, without special leave. 

Sect. 42. All Committees of the Council, chosen by 
ballot, or consisting of one or more from each ward, 
shall be notified of their first meeting by the Clerk, by 
the direction of the President; they shall organize at 
their first meeting, by the choice of a Chairman, and 
shall report the same to the Council ; and members on 



102 RULES AND ORDERS OF THE 

the part of the Council, of Joint Committees chosen, as 
aforesaid, shall choose a Chairman at their first meeting, 
and report to the Council in like manner. 

In all cases where the President appoints a com- 
mittee, unless otherwise provided for, the member first 
named shall be Chairman, and in his absence, the mem- 
ber next in order, who shall be present, shall be Chair- 
man pro tempore. 

Sect. 43. All Select Committees of the Council shall 
consist of three members, unless otherwise ordered. 

Sect. 44. No Report of any Committee shall be 
entitled to be received, unless agreed to in Committee 
assembled. 

Sect. 45. No meeting of any Committee shall be 
called upon less notice than twenty-four hours. 

Sect. 46. It shall be the duty of all Standing Com- 
mittees to keep a record of their doings, in books pro- 
vided by the City for that purpose. 

Sect. 4*7. Committees of the Council, to whom any 
matter is specially referred, may be required to report 
within four weeks, or ask for further time. 

Ordinances, Orders, &c. 

Sect. 48. All Ordinances, Orders, and Resolutions 
shall have two several readings, before they are finally 
passed; and no Ordinance, Order, or Resolution, im- 
posing penalties, or authorizing the expenditure of 
money, whether the same may have been appropriated 
or not, — and no Order or Resolution authorizing a loan, 
shall have more than one reading on the same day ; 
provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall 



COMMON COUNCIL. 103 

prevent the passage of an order at any meeting of the 
Council, to authorize the printing of any document 
relating to the affairs of the City. 

Elections, &c. 

Sect. 49. In all elections by ballot on the part of 
the Council, the number of blanks and ballots for inel- 
igible persons shall be reported, but shall not be counted 
in the returns. 

Sect. 50. All salaried officers shall be voted for by 
written ballots. 

Duties of Cleric, &c. 

Sect. 51. The Clerk shall keep minutes of the votes 
and proceedings of the Council, enter thereon such 
orders and resolutions as are adopted, by their title or 
otherwise, — shall notice Reports, Petitions, Memorials, 
and other papers which are presented, and shall enter 
all accepted Eeports of Select Committees of the 
Council, at length, in a separate journal, to be kept for 
that purpose, and provided with an index, — shall draw 
up all messages to the Board of Aldermen, and send 
them by the Messenger, and shall attend the meetings 
of Committees of the Council, and make their records 
when required. 

Sect. 52. The members of the Council shall not 
leave their places on adjournment, until the President 
shall declare the Council adjourned. 



GOVERNMENT 

OF THE 

CITY OF BOSTON, 

1861. 



MAY OK. 

JOSEPH MILNER WIGHT MAN, 

189 Harrison Avenue. 
[Salary, $4,000. Charter, §§ 15, 45.] 



ALDERMEN 



SILAS PEIRCE, Chairman. 



JONATHAN PRESTON 

THOMAS PHILLIPS RICH . 

SILAS PEIRCE . 

SAMUEL HATCH . 

THOMAS COFFIN AMORY, Jr 

JAMES LAIGHTON HANSON 

SAMUEL ROGERS SPINNEY 

NEHEMIAH GIBSON . 

G. WASHINGTON PARMENTER 

MOSES CLARK . 

JOHN FRANCIS PRAY 

ELISHA TYSON WILSON . 



79 Boylston Street. 
74 Beacon Street. 
2 Somerset Street. 
18 Kingston Street. 
15 Temple Place. 
Merrimac House. 
Eighth, cor. K St. 
76 Webster Street. 
17 Sheafe Street. 
638 Washington St. 
23 Blossom Street. 
167 Treraont Street. 



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COMMON COUNCIL. 

JOSEPH HILDRETH BRADLEY, President. 



John Dacey . 
Andrew Ainsworth 
John W. Leighton . 
Cornelius Murphy . 



Ward 1. 



320 Commercial Street. 

2 Foster Place. 
32 Hull Street. 
2 Moon Street Ct. 



Nathaniel Seaver . 
George T. Sampson 
Albert Bowker 
Stephen N. Stockwell 



Ward 2. 



95 Meridian Street. 

26 Saratoga Street. 

121 Webster Street. 

25 Princeton Street. 



John C. Tucker 
J. Milton Roberts . 
Sylvanus A. Denio 
John Rogers . 



Ward 3. 



69 Merrimac Street. 
Coolidge House. 
3 Lyman Street. 
6 Stillman Street. 



Seldon Crockett 
Elias E. Davison . 
Benjamin F. Edmands 
Daniel H. Whitney 



Ward 4. 



Brorafield House. 
26 Temple Street. 
51 Bowdoin Street. 
2 Cambridge Street. 



Ward 5. 



Theophilus Burr, Jr. 
Lyman S. Hapgood 
Daniel Carr, Jr. 
John S. Pear 

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10 Poplar Street. 

5 Ashland Street. 

29 N. Russell Street. 

23 Auburn Street. 



106 



Ward fi. 



Joseph L. Henshaw 
Prescott Barker . 
Benjamin G Board man 
Daniel Davies 



56 Chestnut Street. 

16 Pinckney Street. 

110 Beacon Street. 

68 Charles Street. 



Ward 7. 



Jabez Frederick 
Charles J. McCarthy 
James Riley . 
Henry W. Foley 



Timothy R. Page 
Joseph H. Bradley 
Morris C. Fitch 
Frederick Grant 



Ward 8. 



2 Purchase Street. 

9 Hamilton Street. 

10 Lincoln Street. 

25 Wash'ton Avenue. 



21 Harrison Avenue. 
U. S. Hotel. 
3 Hudson Street. 
56 Harrison Avenue. 



Ward 9. 



Francis Richards 
John C. J. Brown 
William A. Clark 
Francis H. Ward 



Robert Cowdin 
Justin Jones . 
John Borrowscale . 
Joseph F. Huntress 



Ward 10 



21 Marion Street. 
351 Tremont Street. 
30 Piedmont Street. 
15 Shawmut Street. 



185 Harrison Avenue. 
3 Davis Street. 
24 Hollis Street. 
211 Harrison Avenue. 



Nathaniel Brewer . 
Edward F. Robinson 
Joshua D. Ball 
John C. Fallon 



Ward 11. 



877 Washington Street. 
29 E. Springfield St. 

E. Newton Street. 
67 Canton Street. 



107 



Sumner Crosby 
Henry Souther 
G-eorge W. Spraguc 
Hollis R. Cray 



War 



■d 12. 



306 Broadway. 

Broadway, near G. 
315 Broadway. 

Eighth, near K. 



City Clerk. 
SAMUEL F. McCLEARY, Broadway, near P Street. 
Salary, $2,500, and for Assistant Clerks, $2,600. [Chosen 
by City Council, in Convention, in January. Charter, § 30.] 

Clerk of Common Council. 
WASHINGTON P. GREGG, 18 Leverett Street. 
Salary, $1,300. [Chosen by Common Council, in January. 
Charter, § 34.] 

Messenger. 

OLIVER H. SPURR, 22 Green Street. 

Salary, $1,200. [Chosen by City Council, in January or 
February. Ord. p. 344.] 

Assistant Messenger. 
J. EDWIN HUNT, 397 Hanover Street. 
Salary, $500. [Appointed by Messenger and confirmed 
by City Council. Ord. p. 345.] 



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COMMITTEES OF THE CITY COUNCIL. 



JOINT STANDING COMMITTEES. 



ON KEDUCTION OP CITY DEBT. 
[Ord. p. 162.] 
The Mayor, President of the Common Council, and the Chair- 
man of the Committee on Finance, on the part of the Com- 
mon Council. 



Aldermen. 
Samuel Hatch, 
Silas Peirce, 
Samuel R. Spinney. 



ACCOUNTS. 
[Ord. p. 160.] 

Common Council. 
Robert Cowdin, 
Theophilus Burr, Jr., 
James Riley, 
J. Milton Roberts, 
Benjamin F. Edmands. 



assessors' department. 

[Ord. p. 544.] 



Aldermen. 
John F. Pray, 
Georo-e W. Parmenter. 



Common Council. 
Benjamin G. Boardman, 
Joseph F. Huntress, 
Sylvanus A. Denio. 



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CLAIMS. 
[Mun. Reg. p. 



Aldermen. 
Silas Peirce, 
Thomas C. Amory, Jr., 
Moses Clark. 



90.] 

Common Council. 
Robert Cowdin, 
J. Milton Roberts, 
George W. Sprague, 
Nathaniel Brewer, 
Sumner Crosby. 



FINANCE. 
[Ord. p. 162.] 

The Mayor, ex officio, 
The Chairman of the Board 
of Aldermen, ex officio. 



Common Council. 
Albert Bowker, 
Henry Souther, 
Prescott Barker, 
Benjamin G. Boardmau, 
Selclon Crockett, 
Joseph F. Huntress, 
Nathaniel Brewer. 



Aldermen. 
James L. Hanson, 
Nehemiah Gibson. 



FUEL. 
[Ord. p. 190] 

Common Council. 
Edward P. Robinson, 
Francis H. Ward, 
Cornelias Murphy. 



Aldermen. 
Samuel Hatch, 
John F. Pray. 



FIRE ALARMS. 
[Mun. Reg. p. 77.] 



Common Council. 
James Riley, 
Benjamin F. Edmands, 
Andrew Ainsworth. 



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Aldermen. 
Nehemiah Gibson, 
John F. Pray, 



HARBOR. 
[Ord. p. 227.] 

Common Council. 
Jabez Frederick, 
Justin Jones, 
George T. Sampson. 



Alder men. 
Thos. C. Amory, Jr., 
Eiisha T. Wilson. 



CITY HOSPITAL. 

[Mun. Keg. p. 90.] 



Common Council. 
Prescott Barker, 
Sumner Crosby, 
Geo. W. Sprague. 



INSTITUTIONS AT SOUTH BOSTON AND DEER ISLAND. 
[Mun. Reg. p. 89.] 



Aldermen. 
Jonathan Preston, 
Samuel R. Spinney, 
Nehemiah Gibson. 



Common Council. 
Seldon Crockett, 
Charles J. McCarthy, 
Daniel H. Whitney, 
Frederick Grant, 
Daniel Carr, Jr. 



Aldermen. 
Thomas C. Amory, Jr., 
Moses Clark, 
George W. Parmenter. 



ORDINANCES. 
[Ord. p. 352.] 

Common Council. 
Joshua D. Ball, 
Robert Cowdin, 
Geo. W. Sprague, 
John Borrowscale, 
Hollis R. Gray. 



Ill 



Aldermen. 
Jonathan Preston, 
Moses Clark, 
Samuel R. Spinney. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 
[Ord. p. 399.] 



Common Council. 
Francis Richards, 
John C. Tucker, 
Theophilus Burr, Jr., 
Daniel Davies, 
Wm. A. Clark. 



PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 
[Mun. Reg. p. 89.] 



Aldermen. 
Thomas C. Amory, Jr., 
John F. Pray, 
Thomas P. Rich. 



Common Council. 

President of Common Coun- 
cil, ex officio. 

Justin Jones, 

James Riley, 

Lyman S. Hapgood, 

Morris C. Fitch. 



Aldermen. 
Samuel Hatch, 
James L. Hanson, 
Jonathan Preston. 



PUBLIC LANDS. 
[Ord. Dec. 26, 1856.] 

Common Council. 
John C. Tucker, 
Benj. G-. Boardman, 
Timothy R. Page, 
Edward F. Robinson, 
Albert Bowker. 



Alderman. 
Elisha T. Wilson. 



PRINTING. 
[Ord. p. 395.] 

Common Council. 
Justin Jones, 
Stephen N. Stockwell. 



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PUBLIC 1 


LIBRARY. 




[Orel. , 


>. 324.] 


Aldermen. 




Common Council. 


Elisha T. Wilson, 




Joshua D. Ball, 


Thomas P. Rich, 




Prescott Barker, 


Jonathan Preston. 




Stephen N. Stockwell, 
John C. J. Brown, 
Daniel H. Whitney. 


TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 




[Ord. p. 165.] 


Aldermen. 




Common Council. 


Samuel R. Spinney, 




Joseph L. Henshaw, 


Elisha T. Wilson. 


WAT 


Lyman S. Hapgood, 
Prescott Barker. 

:er. 




[Ord. ] 


p. 568.] 


Aldermen. 




Common Council. 


Samuel Hatch, 




Jabez Frederick, 


Nehemiah Gibson, 




Nathaniel Brewer, 


John F. Pray. 




Nathaniel Seaver, 
John Dacey, 
John C. Fallon. 



Clerk of Committees. 

Horace T. Rockwell, 24 Oxford Street. 

Salary, $1,200. [Chosen by City Council. Ord. July 2, 1857.] 

STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. 



Joseph L. Henshaw, 
Elias E. Davison, 
John S. Pear. 



ON ELECTIONS. 
[Mun. Reg. p. 101.] 

John Rogers, 
Henry W. Foley. 



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ON STREETS. 
[Man. Eeg. p. 101.] 



Henry Souther, 
Timothy R. Page, 
Jabez Frederick, 



Charles J. McCarthy 
John W. Leio;hton. 



STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 

[Mun. Reg. p. 86.] 



ARMORIES AND MILITARY AFFAIRS. 

Aldermen Rich, Hanson, and Hatch. 

BRIDGES. 

Aldermen Gibson, Preston, and Spinney. 

COUNTY ACCOUNTS. 

Aldermen Amory, Clark, and Hatch. 

CEMETERIES. 

Aldermen Parmenter, Hanson, and Preston. 

COMMON AND PUBLIC SQUARES. 

Aldermen Rich, Amory, and Wilson. 

FANEUIL HALL. 

Aldermen Preston, Clark, and Spinney. 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Aldermen Hatch, Spinney, and Peirce. 
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114 

EXTERNAL HEALTH. 

Aldermen Rich, Pray, and Peirce. 

INTERNAL HEALTH. 

Aldermen Parmenter, Wilson, and Hatch. 

JAIL. 

Aldermen Clark, Preston, and Hanson. 

LAMPS, BELLS, AND CLOCKS. 

Aldermen Wilson, Hanson, and Pray. 

LICENSES. 

Aldermen Pray, Amory, and Hatch. 

MARKET. 

Aldermen Hanson, Gibson, and Hatch. 

PAVING. 

Aldermen Parmenter, Wilson, and Rich. 

POLICE. 

Aldermen Amory, Spinney, and Pray. 

SEWERS. 

Aldermen Spinney, Clark, and Gibson. 

STEAM ENGINES, &G. 

Aldermen Clark, Hanson, and Parmenter. 

STREETS. 

Aldermen Peirce, Amory, and Spinney. 



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ASSESSOKS' DEPARTMENT. 

[Ord. March 18, 1857.] 
Principal Assessors for 1860 — George Jackson, Henry Sar- 
gent, George E. Head, John D. Richardson. Salary, $1,600 
each per annum, and $4,800 for clerk hire. [Chosen by con- 
current vote, in February or March.] 

Per Diem, Assessors for 1860. 



William H. Lane, 
Benjamin Fessenden, 
Artemas R. Holden, 
John G. Davis, 

David Y. Kendall. 

Salary, $4.00 for each day while on street duty, 
by concurrent vote, in February or March.] 



Joseph W. Merriam, 
Horace Smith, 
John Pratt, 
Joseph L. Drew, 



[Chosen 



Assistant Assessors for 1860, residing in their respective Wards. 

7 _ Calvin W. Clark, 
Patrick Lovett. 



1 — Enoch H. Snelling, 
Michael Carney. 

2 — Austin Gove, 

Joseph G. Hamblin. 

3 — Lucius C. Chase, 

Michael Cummisky. 

4 — Benj. L. Allen, 

F. S. Carruth. 

5 — Matthew Binney, 

Theophilus Burr. 

6 — Leonard R. Cutter, 

Lemuel Little. 

Salary, $3.00 for each day certified to have been devoted 
to duty.* [Chosen by concurrent vote, in February or 
March.] 

Henry Sargent, Secretary to Board of Assessors, and to Board 
of Assistant Assessors. 

* By an order of the City Council, passed February 26. 1856, eight hours constitute " a 
day's work " for street duty, and six hours " a day's work " for office duty. [See Hun. 
Reg. p. 80.] 



8 — Elijah C. Drew, 

Geo. F. Williams. 

9 — Robert Wharton, 

Arden Hall. 

10 _ George Ellis, 

Jos. F. Huntress. 

11 — John W. F. Hobbs, 

Stephen Smith. 

12 — Wm. Gallagher, 

Ezra Harlow. 



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BRIDGES. 

[Ord. May 11, 1857.] 

Dover Street Bridge. Ebenezer C. Leman, Superintendent. 
Salary, $700, and the use of house on bridge. [Chosen by- 
concurrent vote.] 

By an act of March 6, 1804, Messrs. William Tudor, Gard- 
iner Greene, Jonathan Mason, and Harrison Gray Otis, were 
constituted proprietors of the " Boston South Bridge ; " and 
they were authorized to construct a bridge from the south- 
westerly portion of Boston to Dorchester Neck. 

The bridge was immediately constructed, being 1,551 feet 
in length, at a cost of $56,000. The proprietors were author- 
ized to collect tolls from passengers crossing said bridge, and 
were required to pay five cents per ton to each loaded vessel 
of above 20 tons passing the draw of said bridge, until the 
expiration of seventy years from its opening. On the first of 
October, 1805, the bridge was opened for public travel; on 
which occasion there was a general celebration, and the 
bridge was the scene of a military display and sham fight. 

But by the act of June 23, 1831, the proprietors were 
authorized to sell said bridge to the City of Boston, and 
accordingly, by a vote of the City Council, passed Oct. 20, 
1831, the sum of $2,500 was ordered to be paid for said 
bridge, and for 28,967 feet of flats.* 

The bridge then having been repaired at a further expense 
of $3,500, was made a public highway by the City. 

In 1858, the bridge was again thoroughly rebuilt and 
repaired by the City, at an expense of $60,000. Its present 
name was adopted by the City Council in 1857. 

* These flats were sold by the City on April 1, 1844, to John Redman, for 8=7,241.75. 



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Federal Street Bridge. Christopher Plunkctt, Superinten- 
dent. Salary, $1,200, and the use of the shop on bridge, 
and a horse, at the City's expense, to open and close the 
draw. [Chosen by concurrent vote.] 

At a general meeting of citizens, in March, 1824, called by 
virtue of a petition from the inhabitants of South Boston, a 
vote was passed (2,487 in the affirmative, and 779 in the neg- 
ative) requesting the City Government to petition for liberty 
to build a new bridge to South Boston, to remedy the very 
great inconvenience of the circuit over the South Bridge into 
the city. Accordingly, an act was passed, February, 1825, 
under great opposition, authorizing the City of Boston to build 
a new bridge from Sea or South Street to South Boston. 
But the City Council deemed it inexpedient to undertake this 
project in its corporate capacity, and the bridge .was not then 
built. 

By the act of March 4, 1826, Nathaniel Whittemore, Noah 
Brooks, Cyrus Alger, William Wright, and others, were consti- 
tuted a corporation, by the name of the Boston Free Bridge 
Corporation, to construct a bridge from the termini above 
mentioned ; and by said act, the City was authorized to build 
said bridge, provided the City Council should determine with- 
in three months so to do. But the City Council having voted 
that it was inexpedient to undertake the project, the original 
proprietors undertook the work, the City having determined, 
in February, 1827, to accept the bridge, when completed, on 
certain terms and conditions. In June, 1828, the proprietors 
ofFered the bridge to the City. Whereupon all the old oppo- 
sition to the project revived, and a great difference of opinion 
prevailed in the City Council, as to the expediency of accept- 
ing the bridge. But after submitting the matters in dispute 
to the arbitration of Loammi Baldwin, Samuel Hubbard, and 
Willard Phillips, on the seventh of October, 1828, it was 
determined that " the public convenience required that the 
City should forthwith accept said bridge, and in consequence 



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of its unfinished state, that the corporation should pay to the 
City $1,607, and deliver to it certain enumerated deeds ; " 
which was done, and one of the most exciting and perplexing 
controversies in the history of our municipal government was 
brought to a close. 

The bridge was then completed by the City (it having cost 
the proprietors, up to this period, about $28,000); and in 
1857, was thoroughly rebuilt and widened at an expense of 
$13,000. Its present name was adopted by the City Council 
in 1857. 

Chelsea Street Bridge. Edward T. Stowers, Superinten- 
dent. Salary, $200. [Chosen by concurrent vote.] 

By an act of the Legislature, passed March 28, 1834, Benj. 
T. Eeed, Amos Binney, John Henshaw, and others, were incor- 
porated as proprietors of the Chelsea Free Bridge; and they 
were authorized to construct a bridge across Chelsea Creek, 
from Noddle's Island to Shurtleff's farm in Chelsea; said 
bridge to be a free bridge, and to be twenty-five feet wide. 

The bridge was opened for public travel in October, 1834. 
It was six hundred and ninety feet in length, and cost $8,- 
227.76. 

In 1835, the proprietors of the bridge conveyed the prop- 
erty to the trustees of the Ferry Company,- and in 1848, 
the bridge was rebuilt at a cost, to the Ferry Company, of 
$4,678.15. 

By an act of the Legislature, passed April 17, 1849, the 
Mayor and Aldermen of Boston were authorized to lay out a 
highway over so much of the Chelsea Free Bridge, and the 
tide waters thereat, as are within the City of Boston. Ac- 
cordingly, on the sixth day of May, 1850, the portion of the 
bridge lying in this city was laid out as a public highway. 

The portion of the bridge and road in the town of Chelsea 
having been permitted to get out of order, and said town 
having declined to repair the same, alleging that it would be 



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of no benefit to that town, the City of Boston, by an order 
of the City Council, approved June 27, 1855, paid to the town 
of Chelsea $8,473, on condition that said town would give a 
bond to the City of Boston to keep its portion of the road 
and bridge in good order and repair for the future; which 
bond was given to the City, July 12, 1855, in the penal sum 
of $10,000 ; and said bridge is now a public highway, which 
the two cities of Chelsea and Boston are bound to keep in 
repair. The name of this bridge was changed to Chelsea 
Street Bridge, May 11, 1857. 

Meridian Street Bridge. Abner Knight, Superintendent. 
Salary, $400. [Chosen by concurrent vote.] 

By an act of the Legislature of Massachusetts, passed May 
15, 1855, Henry D. Gardiner, Morrill Cole, Watson G. Mayo, 
and others, were incorporated as proprietors of the East 
Boston Free Bridge; and were authorized to construct a 
bridge across Chelsea Creek, from Condor Street, in East 
Boston, to Pearl Street, in Chelsea, said bridge to be not less 
than forty feet wide, to be free from tolls, and to be con- 
structed within five years. This franchise subsequently 
became the property of the East Boston Company. 

By an order of the City Council, passed Oct. 11, 1855, the 
City agreed to pay to the East Boston Company, for said 
bridge, when finished, and delivered in perfect order, the sum 
of $40,000 ; and a joint special committee was appointed, 
Oct. 24, 1855, to see that the East Boston Company con- 
structed said bridge in a proper manner, etc. But the City 
Solicitor having decided that the City of Boston must first 
be duly authorized by law to purchase said bridge, the trans- 
fer of the property was not then made. But by an act, 
passed April 14, 1856, the City was authorized to purchase 
said bridge, and to construct suitable guards or piers to the 
same. The original act having contained no provision for 
the construction of such piers, the City paid $15,000 for the 



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erection of the same. And in the month of December, 1856, 
the bridge having been completed, the sum of $40,000, origi- 
nally voted, was paid to the East Boston Company therefor, 
by vote of Dec. 5, 1856. But the expenses of the construc- 
tion of said bridge being $1,000 more than the amount paid 
therefor, said additional sum was raised by subscription, and 
the property was then delivered to the City. Said bridge is 
1,515 feet long. Its name was changed to Meridian Street 
Bridge, May 11, 1857. 

Chelsea Point Bridge. By an act of the Legislature of 
Massachusetts, passed April 1, 1835, Joseph Burrill, Joseph 
Belcher, and John W. Tewksbury, were incorporated as pro- 
prietors of Chelsea Point Bridge, and were authorized to 
build a bridge, not less than twenty feet wide, across the 
Creek between the westerly side of Pulling Point, in Chelsea, 
and the easterly side of Belle Isle, in Boston, said bridge to 
be built within three years, and to be free of tolls. It is 570 
feet in length, and was built at a cost of $1,100, and was 
open for travel in the fall of 1839. 

By an act passed March 24, 1843, the proprietors of said 
bridge were authorized to collect certain tolls therein set 
forth, for passage over said bridge, said privilege to continue 
for ten years from April 1, 1843. In said rates it was 
provided that " all scholars, while going to and from school, 
shall be permitted to pass free of toll." 

By an act passed April 17, 1849, the City of Boston was 
authorized to purchase the Chelsea Point Bridge, and to lay 
out a highway over the same. Accordingly, the Mayor and 
Aldermen of Boston, on the first day of July, 1850, laid out 
so much of said bridge as lies within the limits of Boston, as 
a public highway, and on the 16th of December, 1850, they 
ordered that the sum of $75 be paid to the former proprie- 
tors of said bridge for said portion of said bridge. As there 
is no draw to this bridgo, no superintendent is necessary 
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Mount Washington Avenue Bridge. George H. Davis,. 

Superintendent. Salary, $1,300. [Chosen by concurrent 

vote.] 

By an act passed April 28, 1853, Benjamin T. Reed, Dem- 
ing Jarves, Eben Jones, and others, were incorporated as the 
Mount Washington Avenue Corporation, and were authorized 
to construct a bridge, not exceeding 70 feet in width, from 
some point between Foundry and Wales's wharves, across 
Fore Point Channel to the harbor line, at South Boston, as 
established in 1840. 

Said Corporation was also authorized to take land and lay 
out a street not exceeding 70 feet in width, from Sea Street to 
the westerly head of the bridge aforesaid. 

Said Corporation was also authorized to construct a solid 
avenue, not exceeding eighty feet in width, from the easterly 
termination of the said bridge, over the flats of the shore 
owners, in a line parallel with West Broadway to some point 
in I Street, continued, and thence easterly to the uplands 
owned by the City. 

The City of Boston, by vote of the Mayor and Aldermen, 
was authorized to take and hold all the rights and powers 
granted under this act ; and the act was to be void unless said 
bridge, street, and avenue were completed within three years 
from its passage. 

Upon application by the Mount Washington Avenue Corpo- 
ration to the City, for aid to build the bridge, on the 15th of 
December, 1853, a resolve passed the City Council, declaring 
it to be expedient for the Mayor and Aldermen to lay out a 
street from Sea Street to the proposed bridge, whenever the 
Mount Washington Avenue Corporation will construct said 
bridge, or give bonds that said bridge shall be constructed 
pursuant to their charter. 

Upon a further application by the Mount Washington Ave- 
nue Corporation that the City would take measures to open 
the said street from Sea Street to the end of the bridge, on 
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the westerly side of Fore Point Channel, the City Council, on 
the 29th of December, 1853, passed an order that the Mayor 
be authorized to execute an agreement with the Mount Wash- 
ington Avenue Corporation, that the City will lay out and 
open a new street on the westerly side of Fore Point Chan- 
nel, to connect said proposed bridge with Sea Street, when 
the said bridge and avenue shall have been completed, or when 
the said bridge shall have been completed, and said Corpora- 
tion shall have given security, satisfactory to the Mayor and 
Aldermen, that the said avenue shall be completed, — provided 
the amount to be paid by the City shall not exceed $60,000. 

On petition of the Mount Washington Avenue Corporation 
for further action, under the authority above granted, the 
Mayor was authorized, on the 4th of August, 1854, to con- 
tract with the Mount Washington Avenue Corporation, that 
the said Corporation shall construct, within three years, the 
avenue from Granite Street to I Street, and transfer all their 
right, title, and interest in the same, to the City ; and that 
the City shall have authority, under said corporate power, to 
construct the bridge, avenue, and street, by such parties as they 
may select for the purpose ; and on the same day orders were 
passed for the Mayor to execute a contract with the Boston 
Wharf Company to build the street, bridge, and avenue described 
in the charter of the Mount Washington Avenue Corporation, 
within one year, for the sum of $60,000, — the said Company to 
release Granite Street to the City, and to allow the City 
rights of drainage into the sea. 

The bridge and street having been completed were accepted 
by the Board of Aldermen, April 30, 1855. But the avenue 
from Granite Street to I Street being still unfinished, the 
Mount Washington Avenue Corporation was authorized, May 
21, 1855, to complete the same within three years. And said 
Corporation was authorized to transfer to the City of Boston 
such parts of their avenue, street, and bridge as have been, or 
may from time to time hereafter be constructed, and before the 



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completion of the whole avenue, as the Board of Aldermen may 
fly vote accept. Accordingly, on the 30th of May, 1855, a 
vote was passed to pay the Boston Wharf Company $60,000 
for the bridge, avenue, and Granite Street, as constructed by 
said Corporation. But the avenue from Granite Street to I 
Street remains unfinished to this day. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

[ Mun. Eeg. p. 60. ] 

Chief Engineer. 
Geoege W. Bird, 15 Indiana Place. Salary, $1,200. 

Assistant Engineers. - Salary, $250. 

D ist. 1. Nathaniel W. Pratt, 2 Gouch Street. 

" 2. John S. Damrell, 15 West Centre Street. 

" 3. David C. Meloon, 58 Lincoln Street. 

" 4. David Chamberlin, 91 Tyler Street. 

" 5. Zenas E. Smith, 601 Tremont Street. 

" 6. George Brown, Silver, near D Street. 

" 7. Joseph Dunbar, 83 Princeton Street. 

At large, Charles C. Henry, 201 Washington Street. 
William A. Green, 12 Salem Street. 

George H. Allen, Secretary, 1 Nassau Street. Salary, $800. 

[Chosen by concurrent vote.] 

STEAM FIRE ENGINES. 

No. 1. Broadway, near Dorchester Street, South Boston. 
Built by Boston Locomotive Works. Weight, 8,840 lbs. 
Cost, $2,500. 



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No. 2. Fourth, near K Street, South Boston. Built by 
Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, Manchester, N. H. 
■ Weight, 6,145 lbs. Cost, $2,750. 

No. 3. Washington, near Dover Street. Built by Amos- 
keag Manufacturing Company, Manchester, N. H. Weight, 
8,680 lbs. Cost, $3,000. 

No. 4. Court Square. Built by Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, Manchester, N. JEL Weight, 8,400 lbs. Cost, 
$3,000. 

No. 5. Marion Street, East Boston. Built by Amoskeag 
Manufacturing Company, Manchester, N. H. Weight, 8,785 
lbs. Cost, $3,000. 

No. 6. Wall Street. Built by Silsbee Mynderse & Co., 
Seneca Falls, N. Y. Weight, 9,268 lbs. Cost, $3,500. 

No. 7. Purchase Street. Built at Lawrence Machine 
Shop. Weight, 10,900 lbs. Cost, $3,500. 

No. 8. North Bennet Street. Built by Silsbee, Myn- 
derse & Co., Seneca Falls, N. Y. Weight, 8,125 lbs. Cost, 
$1,500, and the old Steam Fire Engine No. 3. 

No. 9. Paris Street, East Boston. Built by Amoskeag 
Manufacturing Company, Manchester, N. Y. Weight, 9,160 
lbs. Cost, $3,000. 

The weight as given above is as the Engines are drawn to 
fires, including Hose carriages, &c. 

HOOK AND LADDER COMPANIES. 

No. 1. Friend Street. Moses Place, Cotting Street, 
Foreman. 

No. 2. Paris Street, East Boston. Charles Simmons, 9 
Liverpool Street, Foreman. 

No. 3. Harrison Avenue. James F. Marston, 8 Maiden 
Place, Foreman. 

HORSE HOSE COMPANIES. 

Hose No. 1. Salem Street: Benj. C. Brownell, Foreman. 
" « 2. Hudson Street. Benj. King, " 



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Hose No. 3. Fruit Street. A. F. Gould, Foreman. 

" « 4. Northampton Street. Loring Hallett, 
" " 5. Shawmut Avenue. William Lovell, 
" " 6. Meridian Street. Joseph Barnes, 
" " 7. Foot of Mt. Vernon St. Rufus B. Farrar, 
" " 8. Warren Street. Charles H. Prince, 

" 9. B Street, So. Boston. Oliver P. Rowell, 
There are attached to the Department, 9 Engineers of 
Steam Engines, at $60 per month ; 9 Assistant Engineers, at 
$50 per month ; 19 Drivers of Apparatus, at $50 per month ; 
87 Officers, Axe and Rakemen, Hosemen, &c, $125 per 
annum; 13 Foremen, at $150 per annum; 25 Members, at 
$100 per annum; 8 Foremen, at $100 per annum; 52 Officers, 
Axe and Rakemen, Hosemen, &c, at $75 per annum; 3 Mem- 
bers, at 60 per annum; making a total of 225 Members. 

There are two Steamers in East Boston; Two in South 
Boston ; One Hook and Ladder Company in East Boston ; 
One Hose Company in East Boston ; One in South Boston ; 
One in Northampton Street ; which never leave the Districts 
in which they are located, except by order of the Chief 
Engineer, or his Assistants, and they receive the half-pay as 
above. 

FIEE ALARM TELEGRAPH. 

[Mini. Reg. p. 77.] 

Central Office, No 8 City Building, Court Square. 

Superintendent, Joseph B. Stearns. Salary $1,200 per annum. 

[Chosen by concurrent vote.] 
Operators, Adam McAfee, F. H. Badger, Francis E. Coffin. 

George S. Thorn, Repairer. E. S. Doe, Assistant Repairer. 
Salary $2.00 per day. 

A constant watch is kept at the Central Office, Court 
Square, night and day, by the operators. Each operator 
serves two alternate terms of four hours each, as principal, 



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and the same as assistant operator ; so that sixteen hours' 
service at the office, out of every twenty-four, is required 
from each operator. No operator is permitted to sleep 
during his watch, unless expressly relieved by some one else, 
and by consent of the Superintendent. 

Each operator is accountable to the Superintendent for any 
omissions or mistakes that may occur at the Central Office 
during his hours of duty. 

An accurate account is kept of the time of giving each 
alarm, and of the District and Station from which it origi- 
nates, and all other necessary information. 

The City is divided into seven Alarm Districts. Each Dis- 
trict is subdivided into Stations, at each of which is a Signal* 
Box. There are now fifty-two Signal Boxes or Stations, the 
number in a District varying from six to twelve. 

Alarms are transmitted to the Central Office, from the 
Signal Stations or Boxes, by turning a crank in the Box. 
The Police Officers and one other person resident near each 
Box, have keys to the Boxes. 

Alarms are usually given in less than a minute from the 
time the crank is turned in any Box. 

DIRECTIONS TO THOSE WHO HOLD SIGNAL KEYS. 

1. If a fire is discovered in your vicinity, go to the 
nearest box in the District. 

2. Turn the crank twenty-Jive times, rather slowly at first, 
then quite fast at last. If convenient, wait at the Box so as 
to direct the firemen where to go. 

3. If you hear no reply at the Box, or on the bells, turn 
again. If still no reply, go to another Box in the District. 

4. The Police, upon hearing the bells, will spring their 
rattles and call the number of the District and Station. 

The alarm will be given from the Central Station by strik- 
ing the number of the District on the bells, and tapping the 
number of the Station in the Boxes. 



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CAUTIONS. 

1. Be sure that your Box is locked before leaving it. 

2. Never open the Box or touch the apparatus, except in 
case of fire. 

3. Never let the key go out of your possession, unless 
called for by the City Authorities. 

There are 51 Signal Stations distributed and located in 
accordance with the following plan : — 

LIST OF SIGNAL STATIONS. 

District No. 1. 
East and North of Leverett, Green, Court, and Stale streets. 

Station No. 1. — Faneuil Hall. 

2. — Corner Marshall and Hanover streets. 

3. — Richmond, east of Hanover Street. 

4. — Eastern Railroad Wharf. 
5. — Constitution Wharf. 

6. — Phipps Place, corner of Charter Street. 

7. — Cooper Street Church. 

8. — Boston and Maine Railroad Freight Depot. 
9. — Causeway, corner of Lowell Street. 

10. — Vernon Street, corner Leverett. 

11. — Sudbury Street, Williams Stable. 

12. — Hull, corner of Snowhill Street. 

District No. 2. 
West of Lowell, Green, Court, Tremont, and Boylston streets. 
Station No. 1. — Church in North Russell Street. 

2. — West Cedar, corner of Cambridge Street. 
3. — Hose House No. 7, foot of Mt. Vernon St. 

4. — West Centre, corner of Pinckney Street. 

5. — Myrtle, corner of Hancock Street 



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Station No. 6. — Bowdoin, corner of Cambridge Street. 

7. — Phillips Place, Tremont Street. 

8. — Poplar, corner of Spring Street. 
10. — Hose House No. 3, Fruit Street. 

District No. 3. 

Between the Water, Beach, Washington, Boylston, Tremont, 
Court, and State streets. 

Station No. 1. — Old South Church. 

2. — Central, corner of Broad Street. 

3. — Belmont, corner of High Street. 

4. — Engine House No. 7, on Purchase Street. 

5. — Lincoln, corner of Summer Street. 
6. — Central Place, from Winter Street. 
7. — Central Office, City Building. 
8._Rowe's Wharf. 

9.— 91 Federal Street. 
10. — Corner of Washington and Bedford streets. 

District No. 4. 

Between Dover, the Water, Beach, Washington, and Boylston 

streets. 

Station No. 1. — Old Colony Railroad Depot. 

2. — Hose House No. 2, Hudson Street. 

3. — Seneca Street, near Harrison Avenue. 

4. — Indiana Place Church. 

5. — Hose House No. 8, Warren Street. 
6. — Providence Railroad Depot. 

7. — Boylston Market. 

8. — Tremont, opposite end of Dover Street. 



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District No. 5. 
South of Dover Street. 

Station No. 1. — Engine House No. 3, Washington Street. 

2. — Church, on Shawmut Av., corner Waltham 

Street. 

3. — Hose House No. 5, Shawmut Avenue. 

4. — Corner Washington and Northampton sts. 

5. — Police Station, East Dedham Street. 

6. — Chickering's Factory, Tremont Street. 

District No. 6. 
Comprises South Boston. 

Station No. 1. — Broadway, corner of Dorchester Avenue. 

2. — Police Station, on Broadway. 

3. — Lyceum Hall. 

4. — Engine House No. 1, Broadway, near Dor- 
chester Street. 
-5. — Engine House No. 2, Fourth Street. 
6. — Washington Village. 

District No. 7. 

Comprises East Boston. 

Station No. 1. — East Boston Ferry Toll House, on Boston 
side. 

The Meridian Bells. — Twenty-two bells, at their various 
locations on churches and school houses, are struck from the 
Fire Alarm Office, precisely at noon every day, except Sun- 
days. The greatest care is taken to secure the utmost accu^ 
racy in the time, for which purpose a first-rate chronometer 
has been provided, and a telegraph communication with the 
Observatory at Cambridge is kept up. 
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HARBOR. 

John T. Gardner, Harbor Master, Office Eastern Depot Wharf. 
Salary $1,000, and $1,000 to be paid to two Boatmen, and 
$150 for rent of Boat House. [Chosen by concurrent vote 
annually, "if expedient." Ordinances, p. 224.] 

LAWS. 

Section 1. All vessels in the upper harbor are to anchor 
according to the directions of the Harbor Master. 

Sect. 2. All vessels in the upper harbor, not intended to 
be hauled into some wharf immediately, must anchor below 
the range of India Wharf, and the easterly point of East 
Boston, either on the north or south side of the channel, 
designated by the following marks, viz : on the south by the 
tall steeple in Hanover Street, in range with the Granite 
block on Long Wharf; and on the north by Long Island 
Light, in range with the half moon battery on Governor's 
Island. 

Sect. 3. The master, commander, or owners of vessels, 
shall, as soon as practicable, after having hauled to the end 
of any wharf that extends to the channel in said harbor, 
cause her lower yards to be cock-billed, and her top-sail yard 
to be braced fore and aft, and her jib-boom to be rigged in, 
and the yards and jib-boom shall be kept so arranged, while 
such vessel lies at the end of the wharf, as aforesaid, and 
until she is preparing immediately to leave her berth. 

Sect. 4. All vessels found lying in the stream, not 
anchored according to the regulations, and not having a 
sufficient crew to move them, will be moved by the Harbor 
Master at the vessel's expense. 

Sect. 5. No person shall throw or deposit in said harbor, 
or any part thereof, any stones, gravel, ballast, cinders, ashes, 
dirt, mud, or other substances, which may, in any respect, 
tend to injure the navigation thereof. 



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Sect. 6. No warp or line shall be passed across the mouth 
of any slip, for the purpose of hauling any vessel by the said 
slip before the vessel shall be within one hundred feet of said 
slip, if the owners or occupants thereof object, unless the 
Harbor Master may think it necessary. 

Sect. 7. All vessels at anchor in the harbor of Boston 
shall keep an anchor watch at all times, and shall keep a clear 
and distinct light suspended at least six feet above the deck, 
during the night ; and whenever the provisions of this section 
shall be violated on board any vessel, the master or owners 
shall be liable to a penalty of not more than twenty dollars, 
to be recovered in the manner provided in the act to which 
this is in addition, and shall be held liable to pay all damages 
that may be occasioned by such violence. 

Under no circumstances whatever are vessels permitted to 
anchor in the track of the ferry boats, or in Fore Point Chan- 
nel. [Stat. 1847, ch. 234] 

An Act in addition to an Act to establish Regulations concerning 
the Harbor of Boston. 

Section 1. The Harbor Master shall have authority to 
regulate the anchorage of all vessels in the upper harbor of 
Boston, and, when necessary, to order the removal of such 
vessels, and to cause the same to be removed in obedience to 
such order, at the expense of the master or owners thereof; 
and if any person shall obstruct said Harbor Master in the 
performance of any of his duties, as prescribed by this act, or 
by the act to which this is in addition, or shall neglect or 
refuse to obey any lawful order made by said Harbor Master, 
.he shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding fifty dollars for 
each offence. [Stat. 1848, ch. 314.] 

HARBOR COMMISSION. 

At the suggestion of His Honor, Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr., 
Mayor of the City, in 1859, the City Council, ordered a scien- 



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tific survey of Boston Harbor to be made, and, in accordance 
with the unanimous vote of the City Council, Prof. A. D. 
Bache, of the U. S. Coast Survey, Gen. Joseph G. Totten, of 
the U. S. Corps of Engineers, and Commander Charles H. 
Davis, of the U. S. Navy, were specially detailed by the IL S. 
Government as a Commission to make the proposed survey 
of said Harbor. The results of these surveys will be found in 
City Doc. 97, for 1860, and City Doc. 12, for 1861. 



HEALTH. 



EXTERNAL department. 



John M. Moriarty, Port Physician, resident at Deer Island. 
Salary, $200 and board. [Chosen by concurrent vote. 
City Ordinances, p. 270.] 

The Quarantine Boat is nominally in the service of the 
Port Physician, and the men are paid by the City. She was 
intended for a boarding boat, to visit all vessels coming 
from foreign ports, to inspect their crews, passengers, and 
cargoes. 

INTERNAL DEPARTMENT. 

Ezra Forristall, Superintendent of Health. Salary, $1,700. 
[Chosen by concurrent vote.] 

Daniel B. Curtis, Assistant Supt. Salary, $1,000. [Appointed 
by Superintendent, and confirmed by the Board of Alder- 
men. Ord. p. 275.] 

Joseph S. Jones, City Physician. Salary, $1,000. [Chosen 
by concurrent vote. Office in City Building, Court Square. 
. City Ordinance, p. 268.] 

George Hayward, Henry G. Clark, Jacob Bigelow, John 
Jeffries, John H. S. Fogg, Consulting Physicians. [Chosen 
by concurrent vote. City Ordinances, p. 261.] 



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Nicholas A. Apollonio, City Registrar. Salary, $1 ,500. Chosen 
by concurrent vote of the City Council. City Ordinances, 
p. 271.] 

James W. Allen, Cleric. Salary, $850. 

George Adams, Assistant Registrar of Births. 

The City Registrar has the superintendence of the Burial 
Grounds and Funerals. He records the Births, Deaths, 
and Marriages, and grants Certificates of all Intentions of 
Marriage. 

Henry Faxon, Inspector of Milk. Salary, $800, and $100 for 
office expenses. Office, No. 25 Niles Block. [Appointed 
by Mayor and Aldermen. Mun. Reg. p. 46.] 



MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY. 

This Cemetery, situated in the towns of West Roxbury and 
Dorchester, was purchased by the City from the original pro- 
prietors, in 1857, for the sum of $35,000, and is under the 
care and control of the following Board of Trustees. [Ord. 
Dec. 21, 1857.] 

Henry Mason, For one year. 

Joseph M. Wightman, For two years. 
Henry L. Dalton, For three years. 

Bradley N. Cumings, For four years. 
Henry Crocker, For five years. 

The City Registrar is Clerk of this Board, ex officio. 
Superintendent of the Cemetery, David Haggerston. 

UNDERTAKBES. 

[Appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen. City Ordinances, 

p. 272.] 
Caleb I. Pratt . .190 Federal Street. 
Oren Faxon . . 700 Washington Street. 



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Franklin Smith . 
Richard Dillon . 
John Peak 
Constant T. Benson 
Harurn Merrill . 
John White, 
Levi White omb . 
William Cooley . 
Charles Cook, . 
Lewis Jones 
David Marden, . 
John W. Pierce . 
Nahum P. Whitney 
James Lynde 
Luther L. Tarbell 
David Gugenheimer 
Job T. Cole 
George Johnson Jr. 
William H. Brown 
Seth Hall 

Benjamin F. Smith, 
Hiram Stearns . 
Philip E. Field . 
John H. Peak . 
John Larrabee, . 
Daniel O'Sullivan 



2 Seaver Place. 

2 Avery Place. 

7 Leverett Street. 
82 Prince Street. 
70 West Canton Street. 
51 Meridian Street, East Boston. 

in the rear of Lowell Institute. 
42 Cambridge Street. 
139 Hudson Street. 

rear St. Paul's Church. 

3 Eevere Place. 
12 Purchase Street. 

128 Brighton Street. 
49 Hull Street. 
122 Court Street. 

99 Warren Street. 
132 Fourth Street. 
23 Pitts Street. 
35 Bennington Street. 
20 South Cedar Street. 
251 Tremont Street. 
3 Newbern Place. 
359 Silver Street. 
928 Washington Street 
South Boston. 
East Boston. 



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INSTITUTIONS AT SOUTH BOSTON AND DEER 

ISLAND. 

[Ord. Aug. 25, 1857.] 

The House of Industry and the Houses of Reformation at 
Deer Island, the House of Correction for the County of 
Suffolk, and the Boston Lunatic Hospital at South Boston, are 
under the care and government of a Board of Twelve Directors, 
one half of whom are chosen annually, by concurrent vote of 
the City Council, in January or February. 

This Board is entitled 

THE BOAED OF DIRECTORS FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, 

and is composed of the following persons, viz : 

Alderman. 
George W. Parmenter. 

Common Council. 
Justin Jones, James Riley. 

For one year. 
Pelham Bonney, Osmyn Brewster, Joseph Smith, Pres. 

For two years. 
Otis Kimball, Geo. A. Curtis, Moses Kimball. 

For three years. 

J. Putnam Bradlee, Wm. M. Flanders, William Eaton. 

Thacher Beal, Clerk of Directors. 

William Willett and Guy C. Underwood, Office Clerics, 

Office 8 and 10 City Hall Avenue, Niles Block. 
The Board of Directors meet each Friday afternoon, at 
4 o'clock. 

The Steamer Henry Morrison, which is under the direction 
of this Board, runs daily from the City to Deer Island. 
George Loring, Captain, who is appointed by the Board. Pay 
$250 per month for the officers and crew. [The steamer's 
dock is at the Eastern Depot Wharf.] The State pays 
$1,600 per year for transportation of supplies, &c, to Rains- 
ford Island. 



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HOUSE OF INDUSTRY. 

Thos. E. Payson, Superintendent. Salary, . John M. 

Moriarty, Resident Physician. Salary, . [Appointed 

by Directors.] 
There is paid to the Board by the Trustees of the Mason Fund, 

toward the support of a Chaplain, $470. 

HOUSE OP REFORMATION. 

This Institution is for the Education and Reformation of 

Juvenile Offenders, both male and female. 
In the Male Department, there is paid to the Teacher 

and to two Assistants $300 each; and to the Matron 
In the Female Department there is paid to a Teacher $300, 

and to an Assistant $240. [These officers are appointed 

by the Directors.] 

HOUSE OF CORRECTION AT SOUTH BOSTON. 

Charles Robbins, Master. Salary $1,300, and board in House. 

[Chosen by City Council, in January or February.] 
Deputy Master. — Silas P. Walker. Salary, $800, and board 

in House. 
Clerk to Master, — P. R. Irwin. Salary, $600, and board in 

House. 
Chaplain. — Rev. Joseph H. Clinch. Salary, $1,100. 
There are also eight Male Assistants, salary from $450 to 

$600 each, and board; and two Female Assistants, salary 

from $250 to $350, and board. 
[The Deputy Master and other officers are appointed by 

the Board of Directors.] 

BOSTON LUNATIC HOSPITAL. 

Clement A. Walker, M. D., Superintendent and also Physician to 
the above Institution and House of Correction. Salary, 
$1,500, and board in the House. [Chosen by the Directors 
in the month of February.] 



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There are also attached to this Institution, one Male and 
one Female Supervisor ; seven Male Attendants, and seven 
Female Attendants. 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

[Charter, § 52.] 

[Chosen in each Ward where they reside.) 

Ward No. 1 — John Kenney, 463 Commercial Street. 
2 — Levi S. Brooks, 61 Meridian Street. 
3 — Samuel Condon, 26 Gouch Street. 
4 — Silas Durkee, 50 Howard Street. 

5 —John White, 38 Leverett Street. 

6 — Loring Lothrop, 43 Pinckney Street. 

7 — James J. Flynn, 12 Morton Place. 

8 — John W. Warren, 49 Harrison Avenue. 

9 — Oliver R. Robbins, 61 Warren Street. 

10 — Israel S. Trafton, cor. Hudson and Harvard sts. 

11 — Chester H. Carruth, 4 East Canton Street. 

12 — Samuel Newmarch, 179 Fourth Street. 

James Phillips, Secretary. 

The Board meet on the first and third Wednesdays of every 
month, at 3 p. m., at their office, 50 School Street. 

The Overseers of the Poor are likewise incorporated as a 
Board of Trustees of John Boylston's and other charitable 
funds, left for the assistance of persons of good character 
and advanced age, " who have been reduced by misfortune to 
indigence and want." 

John W. Warren, Treasurer and Clerk of the Corporation. 

The meetings of the Board of Trustees are held in April 
and October. 

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LAMPS. 

[Ord. p. 317.] 

William Barnicoat, Superintendent of Lamps. Office, City 
Building. Salary, $1,000 per .annum, and $200 for Clerk 
hire. [Appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen. City Ordi- 
nances, p. 317.] 

There are 2,438 Gas Lamps in the City proper; 318 Gas 
Lamps in East Boston; 321 Gas Lamps in South Boston. 
Total, 3,077. 

There are 547 Fluid Lamps in City proper; 272 in East 
Boston ; 417 in South Boston and Washington Tillage. Total, 
1,236. 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

[Ord. p. 399.] 

The Public Buildings of the City and County comprise the 
City Hall, the Registry of Deeds, the Court House, Faneuil 
Hall, and Faneuil Hall Market House, the New Stone Jail 
and Dead House, the Institutions at South Boston and Deer 
Island, the Old State House, the City Building (so called), 
all the Grammar and Primary School houses, and all the 
Engine, Hydrant, and Hook and Ladder Houses in the City, 
besides other buildings used for public purposes. 
Samuel C. Nottage, Superintendent of Public Buildings. Office, 

City Hall. Salary, $1,500. [Chosen by concurrent vote.] 
Henry Taylor, Superintendent of Faneuil Hall. Salary, $300, 

and $100 for an assistant. [Appointed by Mayor and 

Aldermen. Ord. p. 146.] 



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PUBLIC LANDS. 

[Ord. Dec. 26, 1856, Dec. 28, 1857.] 

The Board of Public Land Commissioners, Samuel Hatch, Chair- 
man, James L. Hanson, Timothy R. Page, Edward F. Rob- 
inson, Albert Bowker, Jesse Holbrook, Calvin A. Richards, 
John C. Tucker, Jonathan Preston, Otis Clapp, Alexander 
Wadsworth, Benjamin C. Boardman. 

Robert W. Hall, Superintendent of Public Lands. Office, City 
Hall. Salary, $1,500. [Chosen by concurrent vote.] 

The Superintendent has the care and custody of all the Pub- 
lic Lands belonging to the City, " except the Common, the 
land and flats west of Charles Street, Deer Island, the 
lands connected with the Public Institutions at South Bos- 
ton, or any other lands held for specific purposes." 

John Galvin, Superintendent of the Common, Malls, and Public 
Squares. Paid by annual contract. [Appointed by the 
Committee on the Common, &c] 



PUBLIC LIBRARY. 

[Ord. p. 324.] 
Instituted A. D. 1852. 

Trustees. — Hon. Edward Everett, President, George Ticknor, 
John P. Bigelow, Nath'l B. Shurtleff, Wm. #. Greenough, 
Elisha T. Wilson, John C. J. Brown. [Chosen by concur- 
rent vote.] 

Superintendent. — Charles C. Jewett. Salary, $2,000. [Nom- 
inated by Trustees and elected by City Council. Ord. July 
2, 1857.] 

Librarian. — Edward Capen. Salary, $1,500. [Chosen by 
concurrent vote.] Samuel M. Bedlington, Assistant. 



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Although the need of a public library had been for a con- 
siderable time felt and acknowledged, and a small number 
of volumes of a miscellaneous character had been sent to the 
City Hall with a view to the future formation of such an in- 
stitution, nothing definite in relation thereto was done until 
the fifth of August, 1850, when Hon. John P. Bigelow, then 
Mayor of the City, contributed the sum of one thousand dol- 
lars for the purpose of establishing the Public Library. This 
donation, being the first money that was given for the object, 
was received joyfully and funded by the City Council; and the 
Committee on the Library were directed " to proceed with 
as little delay as possible to carry into effect the establish- 
ment of a Free Public Library." 

Joshua Bates, Esq., of London, whose early life was passed 
in Boston, having offered to this city the munificent sum of 
fifty thousand dollars towards the purchase of books for the 
Public Library of the city, if the city would erect a suitable 
building for that purpose, — on the 24th of February, 1853, 
an order was passed by the City Council, authorizing the Com- 
mittee on the Library, in conference with the Board of Trus- 
tees, to purchase a suitable site for the erection of a building 
which should be fully adapted for the purpose of the Library, 
including Mr. Bates's donation. Accordingly, said Committee 
purchased 23,384 feet of land on Boylston Street, opposite 
the Common, upon which an elegant and commodious edifice 
has been erected, at a cost to the city, for land and building, 
amounting to about $365,000. 

This building was finished and delivered into the custody 
of the City Council, and by the City Council was transmitted 
to the care of the Trustees of the Public Library, with 
appropriate ceremonies, on January 1, 1858. 

Besides the above-mentioned donations in money, the sum 
of ten thousand dollars was subsequently given by Hon. Jona- 
than Phillips, who, by his will, bequeathed an additional sum 
of twenty thousand dollars for the maintenance of the Library. 



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Another sum of ten t7iousand dollars was bequeathed by the 
late Hon. Abbott Lawrence. All of these sums have been 
funded by the City Council, and the annual proceeds are 
expended for the purchase of books of permanent value. 

The sum of one thousand dollars was given by the late 
Samuel Appleton, Esq., and the same amount by Mrs. Sally 
I. K. Shepard, for the purpose of procuring books for the 
immediate use of the public. 

Very valuable donations of books have also been made by 
the late Rev. Theodore Parker, the heirs of Hon. Nathaniel 
Bowditch, George Ticknor, and others. 

The Library is open every day, with the exception of Sun- 
days and the legal holidays, for the delivery of books for home 
use, from 10 a. m. to 8 o'clock, p. m. ; and the Reading Booms 
connected therewith are open from 9 a.m. to 10 o'clock, p.m. ; 
both which privileges are enjoyed freely by all of suitable ages 
who agree to conform to the regulations of the Public Library. 



MARKET. 

[Ord. p. 149. Mun. Keg. p. 35.] 



Charles B. Rice, Superintendent of Faneuil Hall Market. 
Salary, $1,500. [Appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen.] 

Amos Dodge, Deputy Superintendent. Salary, $950 per annum. 
Sullivan Sawin, Weigher. Salary, $35 per month. 

The limits of Faneuil Hall Market include the lower floor, 
porches and cellars of the building called Faneuil Hall Mar- 
ket, and the streets on each side thereof, called North Market 
Street and South Market Street, except the northerly side- 
walk of North Market Street and the southerly sidewalk of 
South Market Street; and also all those parts of Commercial 
Street and the street lying between the Market building and 



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Faneuil Hall, comprised between the inner lines of said side- 
walks, extended easterly and westerly across said street. 
Also the basement story and cellars under Faneuil Hall, and 
the area round the same, called Faneuil Hall Square. 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 

[Ord. p. 386. Mun. Eeg. p. 33.] 

This department is under the immediate direction of the 
Mayor, by whom its officers and members are nominated and 
appointed, subject to the approval of the Board of Aldermen. 
It is employed in the detection of criminals, and has the 
superintendence of places of public amusement, carriages, 
wagons, trucks, pawnbrokers, junk shops, intelligence 
offices, &c. 

Under the present organization, the Police are divided into 
day and night police ; the night police performing the duties 
formerly devolving on watchmen. 
Josiah L. C. Amee, Chief of Police. Salary, $2,200. Office, 

City Hall. Edward H. Savage, Deputy. Salary, $1,500. 
Horace G. Barrows, Clerk of Police. Salary, $1,000. 
George H. Mears, Assistant Clerk. 

Rufus C. Marsh, Superintendent of Coaches, Carriages, §c. 
George W. Oliver, Superintendent of Trucks, Wagons, fyc. 

There are eight Police Stations, the location and officers of 
which are as follows : — 

Station No. 1. 

Old Hancock School House, Hanover Street. 

James B. Weeks, Captain. 

Arnold C. Whitcomb, Nathaniel G. Davis, Lieutenants. 



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Station No. 2. 

Williams Court. 

Luther A. Ham, Captain. 

Oliver Whitcoinb, Paul J. Vinal, Lieutenants. 

Station No. 3. 

Leverett Street. 

Asa Morrill, Captain. 

Franklin Comee, Moses Briggs, Lieutenants. 

Station No. 4. 

Washington Street, at Boylston Market, 

John R. Mullin, Captain. 

Augustus Clark, George Churchill, Lieutenants. 

Station No. 5. 

East Dedham Street. 

George M. King, Captain. 

Cyrus Small, William Chadbourne, Lieutenants. 

Station No. 6. 

Broadway, South Boston. 

Robert Taylor, Captain. 

Henry T. Dyer, George N. Morse, Lieutenants. 

Station No. 7. 

Paris Street, above Maverick Square. 

Isaiah Atkins, Captain. 

James Adams, Lyman W. Gould, Lieutenants. 

Station No. 8, (Harbor Police.) 

Commercial Street, opposite Union Wharf. 

Wm. E. Hough, Captain. 

Foster B. Tarbett, John Prince, Lieutenants. 



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CONSTABLES. 



[Ord. p. 1 

Apjwinled and 

Edmund P. Barker, 
William Blaisdell, 
William H. Brown, 
Francis V. Bulfinch, 
William Calder, 
Silas Carlton, 
Lemuel Clark, 
Derastus Clapp, 
Joseph D. Coburn, 
Chase Cole, 
Rufus R. Cook, 
G-eorge R. Curtis, 
Daniel B. Curtis, 
James Curtis, 
Albert G. Dawes, 
James Devine, 
George B. Dexter, 
John G. Dunbar, 
Ephraim L. Eliot, 
Ephraim W. Farr, 
Samuel N. Furber, 
Eben F. Gay, 
Wm. T. Gibbons, 
John C. Harrington, 
Zaccheus Holmes, 
Merrill S. Holway, 
Alexander Hopkins, 
John Huston, 
Luther Hutchins, 
Frederick P. Ingalls, 
Edward J. Jones, 
Wm. K. Jones, 



15.] 

Qualified. 

John T. Lawton, 
John C. Leighton, 
Thomas J. Loud, 
William D. Martin, 
William H. Mason, 
C. Judson Merrill, 
Harum Merrill, 
William Munroe, 
John Newell, 
Henry Nichols, 
James D. O'Sullivan, 
Daniel C. Page, 
John C. Pattee, 
David Patterson, 
Nathaniel A. Pennock, 
James Pierce, 
Isaac Pierce, 
William F. Reed, 
Edwin Rice, 
Edward G. Richardson, 
John C. Robinson, 
Charles Smith, 
Thomas M. Smith, 
James E. Spear, 
Oliver H. Spurr, 
Henry C. Stratton, 
Henry Taylor, 
Jacob C. Tallant, 
Samuel S. Vialle, 
Guy C. Underwood, 
William Whitwell, 
John Wilson, 



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The following Constables attend the Ward Meetings of the 
citizens on Election Days. 

Ward. 



1 — James E. Spear. 
2 — William Munroe. 
3 — William Calder. 
4 — Nathaniel A. Pennock. 
5 — David Patterson. 
6_William Whitwell. 



Ward. 

7 — Wm. H. Mason. 

8 — Ephraim W. Farr. 

9_Wm. D. Martin. 
10 — Zaccheus Holmes. 
11 — Albert G-. Dawes. 
12 — John T. Lawton. 



Constables appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen to make 
complaints against Truant Children and Absentees from 
School. ' [City Ordinances, pp. 546, 549. Salary, $1,000 
each per annum.] 



William F. Eeed, 
John C. Pattee, 



Chase Cole, 

Edward C. Richardson. 



PRINTING AND ADVERTISING. 

Messrs. George C. Rand & Avery, 3 Cornhill, City Printers. 
Work done by contract. [City Ordinances, p. 396.] 

The newspapers in which the City Ordinances, Advertisements, fyc. 
are published, comprise all the daily papers. [Selected by 
the City Council, usually in the month of April.] 



SEWERS. 

[Ord. p. 487.] 
Simeon B. Smith, Superintendent of Common Sewers. Office, 
City Hall. Salary, $1,300. [Chosen by concurrent vote.] 
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SOLICITOR. 

[Ord. p. 489.] 
John P. Healy, City Solicitor, Office, No. 46 Court Street. 
Salary, $4,000, and $1,200 for clerk hire and office expenses. 
[Chosen by concurrent vote.] 



STREETS. 



The Board of Aldermen are Surveyors of Highways. [Char- 
ter, §41.] 

Alfred T. Turner, Superintendent of Streets. Office, City Hall. 
Salary, $1,800. [Chosen by concurrent vote. City Ordi- 
nances, p. 520.] 



TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 

Frederic U. Tracy, City and County Treasurer and Collector. 
Salary $3,250, and $6,500 for permanent assistant clerks. 
[Chosen by the City Council in convention, in May. City 
Charter, § 42.] 

DEPUTY COLLECTORS. 

James Pierce, Henry Nichols, 

Alexander Hopkins, Edwin Rice, 

Eben F. Gay, Francis V. Bulfincb. 
Ephraim L. Eliot, 

[Appointed by Treasurer. Statutes 1821, ch. 110, §§ 11, 
13. City Ordinances, p. 537.] They are also appointed 
Constables by the Mayor and Aldermen. 

Elisha Copeland, City Auditor. Salary $2,500, and $2,400 for 
clerk hire. [Chosen by concurrent vote of the City Council, 
in May. City Ordinances, p. 160.] 



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WATER DEPARTMENT. 

[Ord. p. 568.] 
COCHITUATE WATER BOARD. 

Office 119 J Washington Street. 
Ebenezer Johnson, President. 



Samuel Hall, 

L. Miles Standish, 

Jabez Frederick, 



George P. French, 
Samuel Hatch, 
George Dennie. 



[Chosen by concurrent vote.] 
Samuel N. Dyer, Clerk. 

William F. Davis, Water Registrar. Salary, $1,700. 

Office, City Hall. 
[Chosen by concurrent vote. Ordinances, p. 571.] 



CITY ENGINEER. 



James Slade. Salary, $2,800. Office, County Building, Court 
Square. [Chosen by concurrent vote. Ordinances, p. 425.] 
N. Henry Crafts, Assistant Engineer. Salary, $1,200. 

The following City Officers are paid by pees, and are annually 
appointed by the City Council. [Ordinances, pp. 330, 346.] 

Surveyor of Marble. — Thomas J. Bayley. 

Inspector of Lime. — Andrew Abbot. 

Fence Viewers. — Guy C. Haynes, Melzar Stetson. 

Culler of Hoops and Staves. — Lewis Beck. 

Field Drivers and Pound Keepers. — Samuel Stinson, James 

Underhill. 
Weighers, and Inspectors of Lighters and other Vessels. — Henry 

Curtis, Inspector in Chief Abijah R. Tewksbury, William S. 

Battis, William F. Clark. [Appointed in March or April. 

Ordinances, p. 48. Mun. Reg. p. 58.] 



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The following are appointed by the Mayor and Aldermen. 

Weighers of Hay, fyc. — North Scales. — John R. Bradford. 
South Scales. — Maurice B. Rowe. [Ordinances, p. 237.] 

Measurer of Upper Leather. — William Bragdon. [Ordi- 
nances, p. 321.] 

Measurers of Wood and Bar Jc. — Timothy Abbot, B. G. Pres- 
cott, George Hall, William Keith, Sewall C. Cobb. [Ordi- 
nances, p. 598.] 

Measurer of Grain. — George P. Ray. [Statutes, April 26, 
1855, May 21, 1855.] 

City Crier. — George Hill. [Licensed from time to time, 
until the first day of May following. Ordinances, p. 137.] 

Sealers of Weights and Measures. — James C. Tucker, Wm. F. 
Bulkley. [Ordinances, pp. 583, 592.] 

Inspectors and Weighers of Bundle Hay. — Israel M. Barnes, 
Samuel B. Livermore, B. M. Nevers, "Caleb W. Hartshorn, 
Joseph Urann, Henry R. Andrews, Charles S. Kendall, 
Henry Emerson, Isaac Bullard, William S. Holmes, Jasper 
H. Eaton. [Ordinances, p. 235.] 



COUNTY OFFICERS. 

SUPERIOR COURT FOR CRIMINAL BUSINESS. 
[Ord. p. 119.] 

The duties of Judges of this Court are performed by the Jus- 
tices of the Superior Court, or some one of them. [Act 
1859, chap. 196; Gen. Stat. chap. 114.] 

District Attorney. . Salary, $3,000. [Elected by the 

people in 1859, for three years from the first Wednesday 
of January, I860.] Gen. Stat. chap. 10, § 2. 



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Augustus 0. Brewster, Assistant District Attorney. Salary, 
$1,800. [Stat. 1856, chap. 67; Gen. Stat., chap. 14, § 32. 
Appointed by the Executive.] 

Francis H. Underwood, Clerk. Salary, $2,000, and one half 
of the excess of fees above that sum. [To be elected 
by the people in 1861, for five years. Gen. Stat. chap. 
10, § 3.] 

SHERIFF. 

John M. Clark, Sheriff and Jailer. Salary, $2,500. [Elected 
by the people in 1859, for three years. Gen. Stat. chap. 
10, § 5.] 

Deputy Sheriffs. 



George W. Loud, 
William P. Baker, 
Alonzo F. Neale, 

Charles Smith, 
Edwin Rice, 
Erastus W. Sanborn, 
Jacob Herrick, 
Charles H. Stedman, 
William Andrews, 



CORONERS. 



Benjamin F. Bayley, 
Erastus W. Sanborn, 
Francis O. Irish, Chelsea. 

William M. Cornell, 
Jasper H. York, 
J. S. H. Fogg, 
Erastus Rugg, 
Hamlett Bates, Chelsea, 
Edward Floyd, Winthrop. 



POLICE COURT. 
[Orel. p. 124.] 

John Gray Rogers, Sebeus C. Maine, George D. Wells, Jus- 
tices of the Police Court and of the Justices 1 Court. Salary, 
$2,500. [Gen. Stat. chap. 116, § 33.] 

Seth Tobey, Clerk. Salary, $2,000. [To be elected in Dec. 
1861, for five years. Gen. Stat. chap. 116, § 4.] 

Wm. Knapp, First Assistant Clerk. Salary, $1,800. 

Jacob Homer, Second Assistant Clerk. Salary, $1,500. 

Samuel L. Knapp, Third Assistant Clerk. Salary, $1,000. 

William T. Connolly, Fourth Assistant Clerk. Salary, $900. 
[Gen. Stat. chap. 116, § 6.] 



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COUKT OP PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY. 

Office, Court Square. 
Isaac Ames, Judge. Salary, $3,000. 
William C. Brown, Register. Salary, $3,000. 
Samuel L. Thorndike, Assistant Register. Salary, $1,500. 
The Judge of Probate is appointed by the Executive. The 

Register was elected by the people in 1858, for five years. 

[Gen. Stat. chap. 10, § 4.] 

REGISTRY OP DEEDS. 
Office, Court Square. 
James Rice, Register of Deeds. [To be elected by the people 
in 1861, for three years. [G-en. Stat. chap. 10, § 9.] 



The Judge of Probate and Insolvency and the Justices of the 
Police Court are the Inspectors of Priso?is. [Gen. Stat. 
chap. 163, § 2.] 

William Knapp, Secretary to the Inspectors. Salary, $75. 

The Judge Of- Probate and the three Justices of the Police 
Court, constitute the Board of Accounts for the County. 
[Gen. Stat. chap. 49, § 50.] They are allowed $3 for each 
day's actual service in auditing the County Accounts. 

William Knapp, Secretary. Salary, $75. 

William Easterbrook, Keeper of the County Court House. Sal- 
ary, $700. 

Samuel Canning, Assistant Keeper. Salary, $700. [Appointed 
by Mayor and Aldermen, subject to approval of Supreme 
Court.] 

Silas Warren, Superintendent of the LocTc-ups tinder the Court 
House. [Detailed for this duty from the Police Depart- 
ment, by the Chief of Police.] 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

FOR 1861. 



Hon. Joseph M. Wightman, Mayor, ex officio. 
Joseph H. Bradley, Pres. of the Common Council, ex oficio. 



Teem expires Jan. 1862. 


Teem expires Jan. 1863. 


Teem expires Jan. 1864. 


Ward. 






1— Adino B. Hall, 


George F. Haskins, 


Thomas Cass, 


"William A. Krueger. 


Charles 0. Eaton. 


Benjamin Fessenden. 


2 — John Noble, 


J. Wesley Hinckley, 


J. Harvey Woodbury, 


Samuel T. Cobb. 


Seth C. Ames. 


Frederick Kidder. 


8— Edward D. G. Palmer, 


John Newell, 


John N. Murdock, 


Samuel H. Randall. 


Aaron P. Richardson. 


M. C. Greene. 


4— George Bartlett, 


Aurelius D. Parker, 


Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, 


Loring Lothrop. 


Robert Treat Paine, Jr. 


Ezra Palmer. 


5 — Theophilus R. Marvin, 


John W. Dadmun, " 


William E. Townsend, 


Otis Norcross. 


John F. Jarvis. 


William E. Coale. 


6 — J. Baxter Upham, 


Samuel K. Lothrop, 


Robert W. Hooper, 


J. C. Stockbridge. 


George W. Tuxbury. 


Russell Sturgis, Jr. 


7 — Charles D. Homans, 


Patrick Riley, 


Le Baron Russell, 


Charles W. Sawyer. 


Thomas W. Parsons. 


Charles F. Dana. 


8 — Thomas M. Brewer, 


Rufus Ellis, 


George H. Lyman, 


Richard M. Hodges. 


Elijah C. Drew. 


John B. Alley. 


9— Elisha Bassett, 


William Read, 


Joseph L. Drew, 


William W.Morland. 


M. Denman Ross. 


Ezra S. Gannett. 


10— Enoch C. Rolfe, 


Daniel C. Eddy, 


Oris Kimball, 


Samuel J. M. Homer. 


Samuel A. Green. 


James Dennie. 


11— Charles W. Slack, 


Wm. H. Learnard, Jr., 


Henry Burroughs, Jr., 


Frederick F. Thayer. 


Matthias Rich, Jr., 


Alden Speare. 


12 — Thomas Dawes, 


Samuel W. Bates, 


John Duncan, 


Choate Burnham. 


Lewis C. Whiton. 


Alvan Simonds. 



John D. Philbrick, Superintendent of Public Schools. 

Office in City Hall. Office hours from 12 to 1 o'clock. 

Barnard Capen, Secretary of the School Committee. 



OKGANIZATION 



BOARD OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



STANDING COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS. 



Messrs. Samuel W. Bates, 46 Washington Street. 
Joseph L. Drew, 52 Warren Street. 
William A. Krueger, 42 Sheafe Street. 
Aurelius D. Parker, 20 Court Street. 
Benjamin Fessenden, 25 Charter Street. 

committee on rules and regulations. 

Messrs. Geoege W. Tuxbury, 19 Court Street. 
Samuel K. Lothrop, 12 Chestnut Street. 
William Read, 713 Washington Street. 
Charles W. Slack, 47 Congress Street. 
William E. Townsend, 15 Cambridge Street. 

COMMITTEE ON SALARIES. 

Messrs. Ezra Palmer, 1 Tremont Place. 

Theo. R. Marvin, 42 Congress Street. 
Adino B. Hall, 89 Salem Street. 
Frederic F. Thayer, 43 Kilby Street. 
J. Harvey Woodbury, 4 Princeton Street. 



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COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS. 



Messrs. John B. Alley, 35 Boylston Street. 

Enoch C. Rolfe, 563 Washington Street. 
Elijah C. Drew, 40 State Street. 
Otis Norcross, 10 McLean Street. 
George Bartlett, 3 Tremont Place. 

COMMITTEE ON TEXT-BOOKS. 

Messrs. S. K. Lothrop, 12 Chestnut Street. 
Le Baron Russell, 1 Otis Place. 
George H. Lyman, 152 Tremont Street. 
Loring Lothrop, 43 Pinckney Street. 
Henry Burroughs, Jr., 82 Waltham Street. 



committee on school houses. 

Messrs. Otis Kimball, 38 Common Street. 

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, 2 Beacon Street. 
Thomas M. Brewer, 131 Washington Street. 
J. C. Stockbridge, 42 Charles Street. 
Wm. W. Morland, 7 Arlington Street. 



COMMITTEE ON MUSIC. 

Messrs. J. Baxter Upham, 31 Chestnut Street. 
William Read, 713 Washington Street. 
Le Baron Russell, 1 Otis Place. 
Aaron P. Richardson, 17 Green Street. 
Samuel J. M. Homer, 100 Federal Street. 



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LATIN AND HIGH SCHOOLS. 



LATIN SCHOOL, BEDFORD STEEET. 
COMMITTEE. 

Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Chairman, 2 Beacon Street. 

Frederic F. Thayer, Secretary, 6 Concord Square. 

George F. Haskins, 2 North Square. 

Samuel T. Cobb, 2 Belmont Square. 

John N. Murdock, 18 Crescent Place. 

William E. Coale, 4 Staniford Street. 

George W. Tuxbury, 19 Court Street. 

Patrick Riley, 10 Lincoln Street. 

Rufus Ellis, 4 Exeter Place. 

John B. Alley, 35 Boylston Street. 

William Read, 713 Washington Street. 

Daniel C. Eddy, 13 Decatur Street. 

Samuel W. Bates, 46 Washington Street. 
Francis Gardner, Master. 
Edwin H. Magill, Sub-Master. 
Charles J. Capen, Moses Merrill, Joseph A. Hale, Albert 

Palmer, and Franklin B. Gamwell, Ushers. 
N. B. M. De Montrachy, Teacher of French. 



ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL, BEDFORD STREET. 

COMMITTEE. 

S. K. Lothrop, Chairman, 12 Chestnut Street. 

William E. Townsend, Secretary, 15 Cambridge Street. 

Charles 0. Eaton, 89 Salem Street. 

John Noble, 81 Lexington Street. 

Samuel H. Randall, 7 Chilson Place. 

Loring Lothrop, 43 Pinckney Street. 

Charles F. Dana, 46 Court Street. 

Richard M. Hodges, 50 Chauncy Street. 

William W. Morland, 7 Arlington Street. 

Samuel A. Green, 19 Kneeland Street. 

James Dennie, 20 Eliot Street. 

Matthias Rich, Jr., 997 Washington Street. 

Alvan Simonds, 95 Dorchester Avenue. 
Thomas Sherwin, Master. 
Charles M. Cumston, First Sub-Master. 
Luther W. Anderson, Second Sub- Master. 
Ephraim Hunt and Charles Carroll, Ushers. 
William N. Bartholomew, Teacher of Drawing. 



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girls' high and normal school, mason street, 
committee. 

Le Baron Russell, Chairman, 1 Otis Place. 

Henry Burroughs, Jr., Secretary, 82 Waltham Street. 

Adino B. Hall, 89 Salem Street. 

J. Harvey Woodbury, 4 Princeton Street. 

M. C. Greene, 15 Green Street. 

Ezra Palmer, 1 Tremont Place. 

John F. Jarvis, 59 Leverett Street. 

Robert W. Hooper, 107 Beacon Street. 

Thomas M. Brewer, 131 Washington Street. 

George H. Lyman, 152 Tremont Street. 

Ezra S. Gannett, 10 Boylston Place. 

Enoch C. Rolfe, 563 Washington Street. 

Thomas Dawes, 52 G Street. 

William H. Seavey, Master. 
Harriet E. Caryl, Head Assistant. 

ASSISTANTS. 

Maria A. Bacon, Margaret A. Badger, 

Helen W. Avery, Emma A. Temple, 

Catharine Knapp, Mary E. Scates, 

Annie S. Greene, Adeline L. Sylvester. 

Carl Zerrahn, Teacher of Vocal Music. 
William N. Bartholomew, Teacher of Drawing. 
Jules Macheret, Teacher of French. 
Phillip Willner, Teacher of German. 



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THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, 

ARRANGED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. 



ADAMS SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

Samuel T. Cobb, Chairman, 2 Belmont Square, 

J. Wesley Hinckley, 29 Meridian Street. 

John Noble, 81 Lexington Street. 

J. Harvey Woodbury, 4 Princeton Street. 

Seth C. Ames, 131 Webster Street. 

Frederic Kidder, Secretary, Sturtevant House. 

ADAMS SCHOOL, BELMONT SQUARE, EAST BOSTON. 



Percival W. Bartlett, Master. 

Cl. I., Div. 1, Boys and Girls. 
Robert C. Metcalf, Sub-Master. 

Cl. I., Div. 2, Boys and Girls. 



Jane S. Tower, Head Assistant. 

Cl. I., Div. 1, Boys and Girls. 
Margaret J. Allison, Head Assistant. 

Cl. II., Girls. 
Elizabeth E. Lothrop, Head Assistant 

Cl. II., Boys. 



Assistants. 



Josephine J. Jones, 

Cl. III., Div. 1, Girls. 

Mary E. Hoffman, 

Cl. III., Div. 1, Boys. 

Almira G. Smith, 

Cl IV., Div. 1, Girls. 



Mary C. White, 

Cl. IV., Div. 1, Boys. 
Lucy A. Wiggin, 

Cl. IV., Div. 2, Boys and Girls. 
Sarah J. DArcy, 

Cl. IV., Div. 2, Boys. 



Chas. Butler, Teacher of Vocal Music. 
Eliza A. Wiggin, Teacher of Sewing. 



Teachers. 

Rosa L. Morse, 
Emily C. Morse, 
Sarah F. Wiggin, 
Mary E. McLoud, 
Annette A. Webster, 
Sarah E. Washburn, 
Mary H. Allen, 
Susan D. Wilde, 
Esther L. Morse, 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 

Location. 

No. 1 Sumner Street, 
(c 2 " " 

a 3 u u 

a 4 a a 

Adams Schoolhouse, J 

No. 1 Webster Street, ~] 

" 2 " " ( 

" 3 " " f 

u 4 u u 



Sub-Committees 



Mr. Cobb. 



Mr. Ames. 



157 
BIGELOW SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

Thomas Dawes, Chairman, 52 G Street. 

Choate Burnham, 284 Broadway. 

John Duncan, 255 Fourth Street. 

Samuel W. Bates, 46 Washington Street. 

Lewis C. Whiton, Gates Street. 

Alvan Simonds, Secretary, 95 Dorchester Avenue. 

BIGELOW SCHOOL, FOURTH STREET, SOUTH BOSTON. 



Joseph Hale, Master. 

CI. I., Div. 1. 

Chas. Goodwin Clark, Sub-Master. 
CI. I., Div. 2. 



Rachel C. Mather, Head Assistant. 

CI. I., Div. 1. 
Julia M. Baxter, Head Assistant. 

CI. II., Div. 1. 
Celinda Seaver, Head Assistant. 

CI. IV., Div. 2. 



Assistants. 



Mary A. Hale, 

CI. II., Div. 2. 

Louisa M. Wellington, 
CI. II., Div. 3. 

Martha C. Jenks, 

CI. III., Div. 1. 
Emily A. Russell, 

CI. III., Div. 2. 



Jane M. Cherrington, 

CI. III., Div. 3. 
Elizabeth Williams, 

CI. IV., Div. 1. 
Lucy E. Lovell, 

CI. IV., Div. 4. 
Sophia B. Whiton, 

CI. IV., Div. 3. 
Washington Village Branch. 
Roxanna N. Blanchard, 

CI. IV., Div. 1,2,3,4. 



Elizabeth Dodge, Teacher of Sewing. 
Albert Drake, Teacher of Music. 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 



Teachers. 


Location. 




Sub-Committees 


Sarah E. R. Manning, 


No. 1 Hawes Hall, 


Mr 


Bates. 


Elizabeth A. Groves, 


" 4 " " 


u 


Simonds. 


Lucy C Bartlett, 


" 5 


u 


Simonds. 


Ruth S. Dillaway, 


" 6 " 


u 


Whiton. 


Annie C. Gill, 


u 1 « u 


a 


Whiton. 


Tiley Ann Bolkcom, 


" 8 


u 


Bates. 


Josephine B. Cherrington,Rear of Hawes Hall, 


a 


Burnham. 


Sarah A. Graham, 


u a 


M 


Burnham. 


Maria A. Cook, 


Washington Village, 


u 


Duncan. 


Emeline L. Tolman, 


u a 


a 


Duncan. 


Florence W. Stetson, 


a it 


a 


Dawes. 


Caroline R. Hoi way, 


Mattapan Hall, 


a 


Burnham. 



158 



BOWDOLN SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



COMMITTEE. 

Robert W. Hooper, Chairman, 107 Beacon Street. 

Nathaniel B. Shurtlepf, 2 Beacon Street. 

J. Baxter Upham, 31 Chestnut Street. 

William E. Townsend, 15 Cambridge Street. 

Loring Lothrop, 43 Pinckney Street. 

Russell Sturgis, Jr., 13 Joy Street. 

Aaron P. Richardson, 17 Green Street. 

Robert Treat Paine, Jr., Secretary, 42 Court Street. 

Charles E. Dana, 46 Court Street. 

M. C. Greene, 15- Green Street. 



BOJVDOIN SCHOOL, MYRTLE STREET. 

Daniel C. Brown, Master. Rebecca Lincoln, Head Assistant, 

Ci. I., Div. 3. 
Mary A. Murdock, Head Assistant. Marcy Ann Smith, Head Assistant. 
Cl. I.,Div. 2. CI. I., Div. 1. 



Assistants. 



Mary S. Robinson, 
Cl. II., Div. 1. 

Elizabeth B. Mitchell, 
Cl. II., Div. 2. 

Hannah S. Andrews, 
Cl. Ill , Div. 1. 

Sophia B. Horr, 



Cl. III., Div. 2. 



Martha A. Palmer, 
Cl. III., Div. 3. 

Irene W. Wentworth, 
Cl IV., Div. 1. 

Mary A. Proctor, 

Cl. IV., Div. 2. 



Charles Butler, Teacher of Music. 



Teachers. 


Location. 


Sub- Committees. 


Malverda N. Parker, 


No. 1-Bowdoin Sq. Ch.. 


, Mr. Upham. 


Mary A. Howe, 


2-Bowdoin Sq. Ch.. 


, " Upham. 


C. Eliza Wason, 


1-Joy Street, 


" Lothrop. 


Charlotte A. .Curtis, 


1-Fruit Street, 


" Paine. 


S. Elizabeth Adams, 


1 -Revere Street, 


" Sturgis. 


Marianne Stephens, 


2-Revere Street, 


" Sturgis. 


F. D. R. Whitman, 


1 -Blossom Street, 


" Richardson. 


Olive Ruggles, 


2 " " 


" Richardson. 


Sarah A. Cushing, 


3 " " 


" Richardson. 



159 



BOYLSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



COMMITTEE. 

Aurelitjs D. Parker, Chairman, 20 Court Street. 
Charles D. Homans, 12 West Street. 
Le Baron Kussell, 1 Otis Place. 
Patrick Riley, 10 Lincoln Street. 
Charles W. Sawyer, Pearl Street House. 
Thomas W. Parsons, 16 Winter Street. 
Russell Sturgis, Jr., 13 Joy Street. 
Richard M. Hodges, 50 Chauncy Street. 
Alvan Simonds, 95 Dorchester Avenue. 
Charles F. Dana, Secretary, 46 Court Street. 

BOYLSTON SCHOOL, FORT HILL. 



William T. Adams, Master, 

Cl.l.,Div. 1. 
John Jameson, Sub-Master, 

CI. I., Div. 2. 



Sarah Fuller, 

CI. II., Div. 2. 
Mary L. Holland, 

Cl. Ill, Div. 1. 
Sarah E. Emmons, 

Cl. IV., Div. 1. 



Willard S. Cobb, Usher, 

Cl. II., Div. 1. 
Head Assistant, 

Assistants. 

Minnie A. Farwell, 

Cl. IV., Div. 2. 
Averick S. White, 

Cl. IV., Div. 3. 
Carrie L. G. Badger, 

Cl. IV., Div. 4. 



Charles Butler, Teacher of Music. 



Teachers. 
Sarah A. Lombard, 
Margaret F. Tappan, 
Maria W. Parker, 
Adelia E. Edwards, 
Emily Peaslee, 
Abby M. Parker, 
Mary E. Sawyer, 
Maria B. Clapp, 
Celeste Weed, 
A. E. N. Treadwell, 
Anna M. Desmond, 
Angelia M. Newmarck, 
Octavia C. Heard, 
Maria J Coburn, 
Mary G. Hillman, 
Julia B. Lombard, 
Anna M. Lecain, 
Harriette B. Cutler, 
H. Isabella Hopkins, 

Lydia B. Felt, 
Mary A. Davis, 
Celia Hixon, 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 

Location. 
No. 1-Lane Place, 

9 u u 

3 " " 

4 u u 

5 " " 

6 " " 

7 u u 

8 " " 

9 " " 
Fort Hill, 

1-Wiiliams Street, 

2 » » 

3 " " 

4 u a 

5 " " 

Purchase Place, 
Belcher Lane, 



Sub- Committees. 



(Messrs. 



Russell 
Dana. 



and 



Mr. Simonds. 

| Mr. Parker. 

Mr. Simonds. 
^ Messrs. Riley and Par- 

| sons. 

Mr. Sturgis. 

" Sawyer. 

" Sturgis. 



Sawyer. 



High Street, 



>■ " Homans. 

" Hodges. 
) Messrs. Riley and Par- 
j sons. 

Mr. Hodges. 

" Sturgis. 

" Dana. 



160 



BRIMMER SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

John B. Alley, Chairman, 35 Boylston Street. 

George H. Lyman, 152 Tremont Street. 

William Read, 713 Washington Street. 

Otis Kimball, 38 Common Street. 

Elisha Bassett, 335 Tremont Street. 

Samuel A. Green, Secretary, 19 Kneeland Street. 

M. Denman Ross, 76 Boylston Street. 

Ezra S. Gannett, 10 Boylston Place. 

William W. Morland, 7 Arlington Street. 



brimmer school, common street. 



Joshua Bates, Master, 

Cl. I., Div. 1. 
Wm. L. P. Boardman, Sub-Master, 

Cl. I., Div. 2. 



William Reed, Usher, 

Cl. II., Div. 1. 
Rebecca L. Duncan, Head Assistant. 



Mary E. Beck, 

Cl. II., Div. 2. 
Augusta H. Farrar, 

Cl. II., Div. 3. 
Mercie T. Snow, 

Cl. III., Div. 1. 
Susan P. Cunningham, 

Cl. III., Div. 2. 
Amanda Snow, 

Cl. Ill-, Div. 3. 



Assistants. 



Harriet E. Howard, 

Cl. IV., Div. 1. 
Harriet N. Lane, 

Cl. IV., Div. 2. 
Mary M. Knight, 

Cl. IV., Div. 3. 
Mercy A. Davie, 

Cl. IV., Div. 4. 



Edwin Bruce, Music Teacher. 



Teachers. 

Eliza F. Moriarty, 
Eliza E. Foster, 
Lucy H. Symonds, 
Emma F. Whiton, 
Sarah R. Bowles, 
M. Anne Bourne, 
Dorcas B. Baldwin, 
Deborah K. Burgess, 
Sarah Farley, 
Martha J. Cooledge, 
Rebecca J. Weston, 
Cath. M. E. Richardson, 



primary schools. 



Location. 



Sub- Committees. 

No. 1-Brimmer Sch. ho., Read and Kimball. 
Kimball and Read. 
Kimball and Read. 
Green and Alley. 
Alley and Lyman. 
Morland and Green. 
Read and Green. 
Gannett and Ross. 
Kimball and Bassett. 
Lyman and Gannett. 
Bassett and Ross. 
Ross and Morland. 



2 


" 


a 


3 


a 


u 


1- 


Warren Street, 


2 


tt 


u 


3 


it 


u 


4 


it 


ii 


5 


ft 


it 


6 


11 


it 


1- 


-Newbern Place, 


2 


u 


u 


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a 


it 



161 



CHAPMAN SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

John Noble, Chairman, 81 Lexington Street. 

J. Harvey Woodbury, Secretary^ 4 Princeton Street. 

J. Wesley Hinckley, 29 Meridian Street. 

Samuel T Cobb, 2 Belmont Square. 

Seth C. Ames, 131 Webster Street. 

Frederic Kidder, Sturtevant House. 



CHAPMAN SCHOOL, EUTAW STREET. 



John P. Averill, Master, 

Cl. L, Div. 1, Boys and Girls. 

William H. Ward, Sub-Master, 
Cl. I., Div. 2, Boys and Girls. 

Emily Ward, Head Assistant, 
Cl. I., Div. 1. 



Philura Wright, Head Assistant, 

Cl. I., Div. 1, Girls. 
Maria D. Kimball, Head Assistant, 

Cl. II., Div. 1, Boys. 
Sarah E. Bate heller, 

Cl. IV., Div. 1, Boys. 



Assistants. 



Koxellana Howard, 

Cl. III., Div. 1, Girls. 
A. Delia Stickney, 

Cl. II., Div. 2, Boys. 
Mary E. Moore, 

Cl. III., Div. 2, Girls. 
Louisa M. Collyer, 

Cl. III., Div. 1, Boys. 



Mary A. H. Pingree, 

Cl. IV.. Div. 1, Girls. 
Mary M. Morse, 

Cl. III., Div. 2, Boys. 
Anne E. Walker, 

Cl. IV., Div. 2, Girls. 
Sarah T. Butler, Porter Street Branch. 

Cl. IV., Div. 2, Boys. 

Frances C. Close, Teacher of Sewing. 
Charles Butler, Music Teacher. 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 



Teachers. 

Mary C. Hall, 

Louisa Curtis, 
Elizabeth G. Johnson, 
Huldah H. Mitchell, 
Emily C. Sturtevant, 
Mary D. Day, 
Jane E. Beale, 
Sarah A. Pratt, 
Helen A. Banks, 
Mary E. Morse, 
Sarah A. Small, 
Zelinda L. Barnes, 
Ellen M. Bobbins, 
Margaret A. Bartlett, 
Hannah F. Crafts, 
Harriet N. Tyler, 

21 



No. 



Location. Sub-Committees. 

1-Lexington Street, ~| 



2 " " 


Y 


Mr. 


Kidder. 


3 " " 


j 






1-Porter Street, 


1 






2 " " 


l 






3 " 


y 


Mr. 


Woodbury. 


4 « a 


i 






5 " " 


j 






1-Saratoga st No. 224 


i 






2 u « u 








3 " " " 


y 


Mr. 


Noble. 


1 " "No. 374 

9 u u 4; 


I 






1-Monmouth Street, 


j 

> 






2 " " 


[ 


Mr. 


Kidder. 


Bennington Hall, 


) 







162 



DWIGHT SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



COMMITTEE. 

Joseph L. Drew, Chairman, 52 Warren Street. 
Frederic F. Thayer, 6 Concord Square. 
Enoch C. Rome, 563 Washington Street. 
Henry Burroughs, Jr., 82 Waltham Street. 
Matthias Rich, Jr., 997 Washington Street. 
William H. Learnard, Jr., 61 Rutland Street. 
Charles W. Slack, Secretary, 10 Garland Street. 
Daniel C. Eddy, 23 Decatur Street. 
James Dennie, 20 Eliot Street. 
Alden Speare, 16 East Brookline Street. 



DWIGHT SCHOOL, SPRINGFIELD STREET. 



James A. Page, Master, 

Cl. I., Div. 1. 
Charles Hutchins, Sub-Master, 

Cl. I., Div. 2. 



Lucius A. Wheelock, Usher, 

Cl. II., Div. 1. 
Anna C. Ellis, Head Assistant, 

Cl. I., Div. 1. 



Assistants. 



Gertrude Taylor, 

Cl. II., Div. 2. 
Jane M. Hight, 

Cl. III., Div. 1. 
Anna F. Halstrick', 

Cl. III., Div. 2. 
Mary T. Ross, 

Cl. III., Div. 3. 
Eva M. Keller, 

Cl. IV., Div. 1. 



Clara B. Gould, 

Cl. IV., Div. 2. 
Emma A. Holmes, 

Cl. IV, Div. 3. 
Martha A. Joslin, 

Cl. IV., Div. 4. 
Mary J. Gardner, 

Cl. IV., Div. 5. 



Charles Butler, Teacher of Music. 



primary schools. 



Teachers. 

Mary F. Moore, 
Augusta A. Davis, 
Mary C. R. Towle, 
Henrietta Draper, 
Eliza G. Swett, 
Jane P. Titcomb, 



Location. 

No. 1-Rutland Street. 
2 " 
3 

4 " 

5 " 

6 " 



Sub- Committees. 

Mr. Rich. 
" Dennie. 
" Burroughs. 
" Thayer. 
" Speare. 
" Eddy. 



163 



ELIOT SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



COMMITTEE. 

Edward D. G. Palmer, Chairman, 13 Portland Street. 

Adino B. Hall, 89 Salem Street. 

William A. Krueger, 42 Sheafe Street. 

George F. Haskins, 2 North Square. 

Charles 0. Eaton, Secretary, 89 Salem Street. 

Samuel H. Randall, 7 Chilson Place. 

John W. Dadmdn, 67 Brighton Street. 

Benjamin Fessenden, 25 Charter Street. 

Thomas Cass, 14 North Bennet Street. 

John C. Jarvis, 83 Leverett Street. 

ELIOT SCHOOL, NORTH BENNET STREET. 



Samuel W. Mason, Master, 




Walter H. Newell, Usher, 


CI. I., Div. 1. 




Cl. II., Div. 1. 


McLaurin F. Cook, Sub-Master, 


, Sophia A. Poole, Head Assistant, 


Cl. I., Div. 2. 




Cl. I., Div. 1. 
Assistants. 


Elizabeth M. Turner, 




Fanny R. Richardson, 


Cl. II., Div. 2. 




Cl. IV., Div. 1. 


S. Carrie Goodrich, 




Clara H. Nickerson, 


Cl. II., Div. 3. 




.Cl. IV., Div. 2. 


Anna E. Dyke, 




Georgiana D. Russell, 


Cl. III., Div. 1. 




Cl. IV., Div. 3. 


Helen Faxon, 




Victoria G. Wheat, 


Cl. III., Div. 2. 




Cl. IV., Div. 4. 


Frances M. Bodge, 




Anna L. Learnard, 


C). III., Div. 3. 




Cl. IV., Div. 5. 


Angeline M. Cole, 






Cl. III., Div. 4. 






Edwin 


Bruce, Teacher of Music. 




PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 


Teachers. 




Location. Sub- Committees. 


Sarah A. Winsor, No 


. 1- 


Snelling Place, Mr. Kreuger. 


Sophia Shepard, 


2 


u {( [• " Jarvis. 


Clarissa Davis, 


3 




4 


" " " Hall. 


Sarah C. Chevaillier, 


5 


" " " Palmer. 


Harriet S. Boody, 


6 


" Cass. 


Eliza Brintnall, 


1- 


■22 Charter Street, " Dadmun. 


Eliza J. Cosgrave, 


2 


" " " " Eaton. 


Mary A. dishing, 


3 


" " " Cass. 


Juliaette Davis, 


4 


" " " " Fessenden. 


Sarah Ripley, 
Julia Ann Cutts, 


1 rear 22 Charter St. > ., -r, -, ,, 
o u ei u u r Randall. 


L. Isabelle Tewksbury, 


3 


" " " " " Eaton. 


Helen M. Warner, 


1- 


-Hanover Avenue, " Fessenden. 


Mary E. Barrett, 
Maria A. Gibbs, 


2 
3 


u u )- " Haskins. 



164 



EVERETT SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



COMMITTEE. 

Charles W. Slack, Chairman, 10 Garland Street. 

Alden Spea.ee, 16 East Brookline Street. 

Henry Burroughs, Jr., 82 Waltham Street. 

Enoch C. Rolfe, 563 Washington Street. 

James Dennie, 20 Eliot Street. 

Joseph L. Drew, 52 Warren Street. 

Matthias Rich, Jr., Secretary, 997 Washington Street. 

Daniel C. Eddy, 23 Decatur Street. 

William H. Learnard, Jr., 61 Rutland Street. 

Frederic F. Thayer, 6 Concord Square. 



EVERETT SCHOOL, WEST NORTHAMPTON STREET. 



George B. Hyde, Master, 
Cl. I., Div. 1. 



Eliza A. Harding, Head Assistant. 
Cl. L.Div.l. 



Assistants. 



Frances E. Keller, 
Cl. I., Div. 2. 

Janet M. Crighton, 
Cl. II., Div. 1. 

Elnora G. Wright/ 
Cl. II., Div. 2. 

Susan E. Green, 

Cl. III., Div. 1. 



Louisa Tucker, 

Cl. III., Div. 2. 
Ann J. Bolden, 

Cl. IV., Div. 1. 
Elizabeth A. Browne, 

Cl. IV., Div. 2. 
Sarah W. Pollard, 

Cl. IV., Div. 3. 



Mrs. Eleanor L. Browne, Teacher of Seining. 
Charles Butler, Teacher of Music. 





PRIMARY 


SCHOOLS. 




Teachers. 


Location. 


Sub- Committees 


Caroline F. Barr, 


No. 1-Concord Street, 


Mr. Rich. 


Elizabeth Newman, 


2 " 


it 


" Drew. 


Eliza C Gould, 


3 " 


" 


" Slack. 


Anna R. Frost, 


4 


u 


" Rolfe. 


Caroline S. Lamb, 


5 " 


" 


" Learnard. 


Mary A. Crocker, 


6 


" 


" Dennie. 


Betsey H. Warren, 


7 " 


" 


" Speare. 


Lydia F. Blanchard, 


8 


" 


" Thayer. 



165 



FRANKLIN SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

Henry Burroughs, Jr., Chairman, 82 Waltham Street. 

Joseph L. Drew, 52 Warren Street. 

Charles W. Slack, 10 Garland Street. 

Frederic F. Thayer, 6 Concord Square. 

William H. Learnard, Jr., Secretary, 61 Rutland Street. 

Daniel C. Eddy, 23 Decatur Street. 

Matthias Rich, Jr. , 997 Washington Street. 

Enoch C. Rolfe, 563 Washington Street. 

James Dennie, 20 Eliot Street. 

Alden Speare, 16 East Brookline Street. 



FRANKLIN SCHOOL, RINGGOLD STREET. 



Samuel L. Gould, Master, 

CI. I., Div. 1. 
Mary H. Ellis, Head Assistant, 

CI. I., Div. 1. 



Catharine T. Simonds, Head Assistant, 

CI. in., Div. 1. 
Sarah A. Gale, Head Assistant, 

Cl. IV., Div. 1. 



Assistants. 



Sarah P. Mitchell, 
Cl. I., Div. 2. 

Lydia H. Emmons, 
Cl. II , Div. 1. 

P. Catharine Bradford, 
Cl. II., Div. 2. 

Susan E. Gates, 

Cl. II., Div. 3. 



Elizabeth J. Brown, 

Cl. in., Div. 2. 
L. Isabel Barry, 

Cl. III., Div. 3. 
Mary J. Leach, 

Cl. IV., Div. 2. 
Mary A. Mitchell, 

Cl. IV., Div. 3. 

Maria S. Wolcott, Teacher of Sewing. 
Charles Butler, Teacher of Music. 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 



Teachers. 
Jane S. Hobart, 
Susan H. Chaffee, 
Abbie K. Sweetser, 
Helen E. Eaton, 
Emeline J. Brown, 
Josephine G. Whipple, 
Georgiana A. Ballard, 
Elizabeth P. Cummings, 
Maria Jenkins, 
Louisa M. Alline, 
Lucy M. Beck, 
Eliza J. Dyar, 
Eliza Ann Tirrill, 
Hannah M. Coolidge, 
Harriet M. Faxon, 
Caroline A. Miller, 



Location 






Sub- Committees. 


No. 1-Genesee 


Street, 


] 


Mr. Slack. 


2 " 

3 " 




} 
} 
} 


" Drew. 


1-Suffolk Street, 
2 " 


" Dennie. 


3 " 

4 " 


« 


" Eddy. 


5 " 


a 




" Learnard. 


6 " 


a 




" Slack. 


7 c< if 

1-Groton Street, 

2 « " 

3 " " 




" Eddy. 
" Rolfe. 
" Speare. 
" Rich. 


4 " 

5 " 

6 " 


a 
a 




" Thayer. 
; ' Burroughs. 
" Learnard. 



166 



HANCOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

Adino B. Hall, Chairman, 89 Salem Street. 
Edward D. G. Palmer, 13 Portland Street. 
William A. Kreuger, 42 Sheafe Street. 
George Bartlett, 3 Tremont Place. 
Charles O. Eaton, Secretary, 89 Salem Street. 
Robert Treat Paine, Jr., 42 Court Street. 
John Newell, 19 Crescent Place. 
George F. Haskins, 2 North Square. 
Aaron P. Richardson, 17 Green Street. 
Thomas Cass, 14 North Bennet Street. 
Benjamin Fessenden, 15 Charter Street. 



HANCOCK SCHOOL, RICHMOND PLACE. 



George Allen, Jr., Master, 

Cl. I., Div. 1. 
Phineas G. Parmenter, Sub-Master, 

Cl. I., Div. 2. 

Assistants 



Angelina A. Brigham, Head Assistant. 
CI. I., Div. 1. 



Susan W. Porter, 

CI. I.. Div. 3. 
Esther F. Wilder, 

Cl. II., Div. 1. 
Sarah E. White, 

Cl. II., Div. 2. 
Henrietta L. Pierce, 

Cl. II., Div. 3. 
Helen M. Hitchings, 

Cl. III., Div. 1. 
Martha F. Winning, 

CI. III., Div. 2 

Jennie B. Buck, Teacher of Sewing. 
Edwin Bruce, Teacher of Music. 



Anne B. Hall, 

Cl. III., Div. 3. 
Achsah Barnes, 

Cl. III., Div. 4. 
Malvina R. Brigham, 

Cl.IV.,Div. 1. 
Mary S. Gale, 

Cl. IV., Div. 2. 
Ellen A. Hunt, 

Cl. III. 



Teachers. 
Mary L. Cunningham, 
Sarah L. Shepard, 
Sarah F. Ellis, 
Nancy B. Seaver, 

Elizabeth F. Frye, 
Emily A. Tewksbury, 
Margaret W. Hall, 
Adeline S. Bodge, 
Harriet B. Vose, 
Eunice F. Linsley, 
Martha F. Boody, 
Esther W. Mansfield, 
Anna H. Burns, 
Susan Page, 
Fannie Harrod, 
Kate S. Sawyer, 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 

Location. 
No. 1-Thacher Street, 

2 " " 

3 " " 
1-N. Margin Street, 
2 " " 
1-Hanover Street, 

2 " " 

3 " " 

1 -Bennet Avenue, 
2 " " 

1-Sheafe Street, 

2 " « 

3 " " 
1-Cooper Street, 

2 " " 

3 " " 

4 u u 



Sub-Committees 
Mr. Eaton. 

" Bartlett. 

" Newell. 

" Newell. 

" Hall. 

" Paine. 

" Paine. 

" Palmer. 

• " Haskins. 

" Hall. 

" Richardson. 

cc 

" Cass. 

" Krueger. 



167 
LAWRENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

Ghoate Burnham, Chairman, 284 Broadway. 

Thomas Dawes, 52 G- Street. 

John Duncan, 255 Fourth Street. 

Lewis C. Whiton, Gates Street. 

Samuel W. Bates, Old Harbor Street. 

Altan Simonds, Secretary, 95 Dorchester Avenue. 

Charles W. Sawyer, Pearl Street House. 

LAWRENCE SCHOOL, THIRD STREET, SOUTH BOSTON. 



Josiah A. Stearns, Master, 

CI. I., Div. l. 
Henry C. Hardon, Sub-Master, 

Cl. I., Div. 2. 
L. F. Bradley, Head Assistant, 

Cl. I., Div. 1. 



Mary W. Conant, Head Assistant, 
Cl. II., Div. 1. 

Kate W. Towne, Head Assistant. 

Cl. II., Div. 2. 



Assistants. 



Juliette Smith, 




Margarette A. Moody, 


Cl. II., Div. 3. 




7 cl - 


IV. 


, Div. 


1. 


Alice Cooper, 




Louisa C 


. Richards, 


Cl. III., Div. 1. 




Cl. _ 


IV. 


, Div. 


2. 


Martha J. Newmarch, 




Jane Louisa 


Sharpe, 


Cl. III., Div. 2. 




Cl. 


IV. 


, Div. 


3. 


Olive M. Jefferds, 




Mary V. 


Dillaway, 


Cl. III., Div. 3. 




Cl. 


IV. 


.Div. 


4. 


Elizabeth S. Jefferds, 




Eliza L. Darling. 




Cl. III., Div. 4. 




Cl. 


IV. 


, Div. 


5. 


Sarah J. Bliss, 


, Teacher of Sewing. 




Albert Drake, 


Teacher of Music. 






PRIMARY SCHOOLS, 








Teachers. 




Location. 




Sub- Committees, 


Lucinda Smith, 


No. 1-Silver Street, 




) 




Olive W. Green, 


2 


it it 




^Mr 


. Duncan. 


Sarah S. Blake, 


3 


it it 




) 




Mary E. Fox, 


4 


a tt 




u 


Burnham. 


Elizabeth S. Allen, 
Mary F. Baker, 


5 
6 


tt tt 
tt tt 




\" 


Morland. 


Elizabeth Hill, 


1 Mather Schoolho 


use 


) 




Mary K. Davis, 


2 


a u 




t " 


Dawes. 


Sarah V. Cunningham, 


3 


a tt 




s 




Sarah K. Glover, 


4 


tt tt 




> 




Rebecca H. Bird, 


5 


u u 




f " 


Simonds. 


Mary Lincoln, 


6 


u u 




J 




Anna R. Thornton, 


7 


u u 




) 




Mary A. Macnair, 


8 


ii it 




[ " 


Whiton. 


Laura A. Reed, 


9 


it tt 




J 




Sarah F. Hall, 


10 


it it 




> u 


Bates. 

--> 


Harriet S. Howes, 


11 


it a 




[ ' 


Mary A. Spear, 


Vestry, 


Univ. Church, 


i 


) 




Mary F. Peeler, 


Barker's 


3 Building, 




(( 


Morland. 



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LINCOLN SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



COMMITTEE. 

John Duncan, Chairman, 255 Fourth Street. 

Thomas Dawes, 52 Gr Street. 

Choate Burnham, 284 Broadway. 

Lewis C. Whiton, Gates Street. 

Samuel W. Bates, Old Harbor Street. 

Daniel C. Eddy, 23 Decatur Street. 

Alvan Simonds, Secretary, Mechanics' Bank. 



LINCOLN SCHOOL, BROADWAY, SOUTH BOSTON. 



Samuel Barrett, Master, 

Cl. I., Div. 1. 
Chas. A. Morrill, Sub-Master, 

CI. I., Div. 2 



Mary E. Balch, Head Assistant. 

Cl. I., Div. l. 
Martha A. Dearborn, Head Assistant. 

Cl. II., Div. 1. 
Myra S. Butterfield, Head Assistant. 

Cl. III., Div. 2. 



Anne M. Brown, 

Cl. II., Div. 2. 

Laura Bartlett, 

Cl. III., Div. 1. 



Assistants. 



Cynthia H. Sears, 
Cl. III., Div. 3. 

Ariadne B. Jewell, 
Cl. IV., Div. 1. 

Frances A. Nickles, 
Cl. IV., Div. 2. 



Albert Drake, Teacher of Vocal Music. 
Elizabeth Bedlington, Teacher of Sewing. 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 



Teachers. 


Location. 


Sub- Committees. 


Laura J. Gerry, 


No. 1-Lincoln Schoolhouse, Mr. Burnham. 


Mary H. Faxon, 


2 " " 


" Bates. 


Mary E. Easton, 


3 


" Duncan. 


Caroline S. Burrill, 


2-Hawes Hall, 


1 " Eddy. 


Harriett W. Hammond, 


3 " " 


Lydia N. Bates, 


1-City Point, 


" Simonds. 


Carrie M. Lyon, 


2 " " 


" Dawes. 


Annie E. Wallcut, 


3 " " 


" Whiton. 


Susan TV. Smith, 


4 « 


" Simonds. 



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LYMAN SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



COMMITTEE. 

Seth C. Ames, Chairman, 131 Webster Street. 

J. Wesley Hinckley, Secretary, 29 Meridian Street. 

J. Harvey Woodbury, 4 Princeton Street. 

John Noble, 81 Lexington Street. 

Samuel T. Cobb, 2 Belmont Square. 

Frederic Kidder, Sturtevant House. 

Benjamin Fessenden, 25 Charter Street. 



LYMAN SCHOOL, MERIDIAN STREET, EAST BOSTON. 



Hosea H. Lincoln, Master, 

CI. I.,Div.l. 
Jaines F. Blackington, Sub-Master, 

CI. II., Boys. 
Mary O. Bulfinch, Head Assistant, 

Cl.I.,Div.2. 



Mary S. Gage, Head Assistant, 

CI. III., Boys. 
Cordelia Lothrop, Head Assistant, 

CI. H. and III., Girls. 



Assistants. 



Eliza F. Russell, 

CI. IV., Div. 1, Boys. 



Mary A. Turner, 

_ Cl. IV., Girls. 
Amelia H. Pitman, 

Cl. IV, Div. 2, Boys. 

Frances C. Close, Teacher of Sewing. 
Charles Butler, Teacher of Vocal Music. 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 



Teachers. 


Location. 


Sub-Committees. 


Mary A. Crane, 


No. 1-Paris Street, 


) 


Clary J. Dyer, 


2 " " 


> Mr. Fessenden. 


Isabella A. Bilby, 


3 " " 


> . 


Hannah C. Atkins, 


4 « « 


} 


Susan H. M. Swan, 


5 " " 


y Mr. Hinckley. 


Hannah L. Manson, 


6 " « 


) 


Angeline M. Cudworth, 


1-Elbow Street, 


Mr. Noble. 


Helen H. Plumley, 


2 " " 


Mr. Ames. 


Sarah Bosworth, 


Ward Room. 


Mr. Hinckley. 



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MAYHEW SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



COMMITTEE. 

William E. Townsend, Chairman, 15 Cambridge Street. 

Charles D. Homans, Secretary, 12 West Street. 

T. E. Marvin, 42 Congress Street. 

Aurelius D. Parker, 20 Court Street. 

George Bartlett, 3 Tremont Place. 

John W. Dadmun, 67 Brighton Street. 

John N. Murddck, 18 Crescent Place. 



MAYHEW SCHOOL, HAWKINS STREET. 



Samuel Swan, Master and Teacher of Alfred Hewins, Sub-Master, 

Vocal Music. n . Cl.I.,Diy.2. 

Emily A. Moulton, Head Assistant, Qumcy K Dickerman, Usher, 
Cl. I.,Div. 1. 



CI. II. Div. 1. 



Elizabeth P. Hopkins, 
Ci. II., Diy. 2. 

Sarah W. I. Copeland, 
Cl.m.,Div.l. 

Elizabeth L. West, 
CI.ni., Div. 2. 



Assistants. 



Adeline F. Cutter, 
Cl. IV., Div. 1. 

Mary G. Powell, 

Cl. IV., Diy. 2, 



Teachers. 

Permelia Stevens, 
Bethia Whiting, 
Caroline Wason, 
M. Electa Lauriat, 
Mary E. Parker, 
Catharine W. Callender, 
Harriet A. Farrow, 
Henrietta B. Tower, 
Harriet M. Warren, 
Caroline L. Brown, 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 

Location. 
Mayhew School house, 

South Margin Street, 

Merrimac Street, 

Old Hancock sch. house, 



Warren Square, 

a a 

Bennet Street, 



Sub- Committees. 
Mr. Townsend. 
Mr. Marvin. 

Mr. Murdoch. 

Mr. Homans. 
Mr. Parker. 
Mr. Dadmun. 
Mr. Bartlett. 



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PHILLIPS SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

John C Stockbridge, Chairman, 42 Charles Street. 

J. Baxter Upham, 81 Chestnut Street. 

Otis Norcross, 10 McLean Street. 

Loring Lothrop, Secretary, 48 Bowdoin Street. 

S. K. Lothrop, 12 Chestnut Street. 

Russell Sturgis, Jr., 13 Joy Street. 

GeoRGE W. Tuxbury, 19 Court Street. 

William E. Coale, 4 Stamford Street. 



PHILLIPS SCHOOL, WEST CENTRE STREET. 



James Hovey, Master. 

Amphion Gates, Sub-Master. 
Cl. I., Div.2. 



John M. Colcord, Usher. 

Cl. II., Div. 1. 
Isabella H. Wilson, Head Assistant. 

Cl. I., Div. 1. 



Laura M. Porter, 

Cl. II., Div.2. 
Hannah M. Sutton, 

Cl. III., Div. 1. 
Elvira M. Harrington, 

Cl. III., Div. 2. 
M. Josephine Dugan, 

Cl. IV., Div. 4. 



Assistants. 



Emily A. Perkins, 
Cl. IV., Div. 3. 

Harriet A. Cunnf 

Cl. IV., Div. 2. 

Lucy S. Nevins, 

Cl. II., Div. 3. 

Abby A. Reed, 
- Cl. IV., Div. 1 



Edwin Bruce, Teacher of Vocal Music. 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 



Teachers. 

Mary A. Allen, 
Sarah M. Turner, 
Josephine Couthouy, 
Caroline P. Eastman, 
Abby A. Lincoln, 
Eliza A. Corthell, 
Sarah Ingalls, 
Harriet H. King, 
Emeline D. Fish, 
Ruth M. Sanborn, 



Location. 



1 Sub- Committees. 



No. 1-Southac Street, 

2 " " ) 

3 » J 

4 » « 

1-West Cedar Street, ] 
2 " " " ] 

1 Phillips sch. house, 

2 Joy Street, 
Charles St. Church, 
Western Avenue, 



Mr. Coale. 

" Sturgis. 

" Norcross. 

" Tuxbury. 

" Stockbridge. 

" L. Lothrop. 

" Coale. 

" Upham. 



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QUINCY SCHOOL DISTKICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

Eufus Ellis, Chairman, 4 Exeter Place. 
Patrick Riley, 10 Lincoln Street. 
Thomas M. Brewer, 181 Washington Street. 
Elijah C. Drew, 21 Harrison Avenue. 
Samuel J. M. Homer, 100 Federal Street. 
Richard M. Hodges, 50 Chauncy Street. 
Thomas W. Parsons, 16 Winter Street. 
James Dennie, Secretary, 20 Eliot Street. 
M. Denman Ross, 76 Boylston Street. 

QUINCY SCHOOL, TYLER STREET. 



Charles E. Valentine, Master, 

Cl.I.,Div. 1. 
Benj. W. Putnam, Sub-Master. 

Cl. I., Div. 2. 
Edward Gay, Usher. 

Cl. II., Div. 1. 



Julia B. Burrell, 

Cl. II., Div. 3. 
Harriet D. Hinckley, 

Cl. III., Div. 1. 
Angeline A. Moulton. 

Cl. III., Div. 2. 
E. Maria Simonds, 

Cl. III., Div. 3. 

Olive M. Page, 

Cl.IV., Div. 1. 



Teachers. 

Sophronia N. Herrick, 
Hannah A. Lawrence, 
Adeline Stockbridge, 
Marian A. Flynn, 
Mary C. Greene, 
Charlotte L. Young, 
Sarah C. Sanderson, 
Elizabeth S. Emmons, 
Mary A. B. Gore, 
Harriet A. Dow, 
Caroline M. Grover, 
Frances Torrey, 
Hannah E. Moore, 
Hannah L. Billings, 
Caroline L. P. Torrey, 
Caroline A. Morris, 
Agnes Duncan, 
Henrietta Madigan, 
Julia A. Wheaton, 
Rebecca R. Thaver, 
Abby M. Mills, " 



Josephine L. Tucker, 1st Head Assisfi. 

Cl. I., Div. 1. 
Lydia A. Hanson, 2d " " 

Cl. II., Div. 2. 



Assistants. 



Sarah E. Chandler, 


Cl. IV., Div. 2. 
Elizabeth T. Bailey, 

Cl. IV., Div. 3. 
Charlotte L. Wheelwright, 


Cl. IV., Div. 
Annie G. Cummir 


4. 


Cl. IV. Div. 
Emily B. Peck, 


5. 


Cl. IV., Div. 6. 




PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 




Location. Sub- Committees. 


i. 1-East Street Place, 7 M 

2 " " " C r 

3 " » » I u 

4 " » « r 

1-E. Orange Street, 1 


. Drew. 


Riley. 




2 u . u (_ u 

3 " " ) 
.82 Harrison Avenue, " 


Parsons. 


Brewer. 


1-Tyler Street, " 


Drew. 


2 « u u 


Hodges. 


3 " " " 


Dennie. 


^ 44 44 44 


Homer. 


5 44 44 44 


Homer. 


6 " " " 


Drew. 


Hudson Street, " 


Dennie. 


44 44 44 


Hodges. 


44 44 44 


Homer. 


44 44 44 


Hodges. 


Kingston Street. ) " 


Hodges. 


L 


and 


44 44 V 44 


Brewer. 



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SOUTH STREET SCHOOL. 



COMMITTEE. 

Thomas M. Brewer, Chairman, 131 Washington Street. 

A. D. Parker, 20 Court Street. 

Samuel A. Green, 19 Kneeland Street. 

Patrick Riley, 10 Lincoln Street. 

Richard M. Hodges, 50 Chauncy Street. 

John B. Alley, 35 Boylston Street. 

Thomas W. Parsons, 16 Winter Street. 

Samuel J. M. Homer, 100 Federal Street. 

Charles F. Dana, Secretary, 46 Court Street. 

William T. Adams, Master. Eliza J. Read, 3d Head Assistant. 

Frances H. Nichols, 1st Head Assistant. Susan H. Thaxter, 4th Head Assist. 
Clarinda R. F. Treadwell, 2d Head Assistant. 

Assistants. 

Ellen M. S. Treadwell, Anna L. Maynard, 

Rosetta M. Hodges, Abbie F. Davis, 

Ellen McKendry, Frances R. Honey, 

Mary E. Nichols, Anna B. Thompson. 
Caroline W. Marshall, 

Eliza A. Baxter, Teacher of Sewing. 
Charles Butler, Teacher of Vocal Music. 



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WELLS SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

T. R. Marvin, Chairman, 29 Lynde Street. 
Otis Norcross, 10 McLean Street. 
J. C. Stockbridge, 42 Charles Street. 
John W. Dadmun, 67 Brighton Street. 
Samuel H. Randall, 7 Chilson Place. 
"William E. Coale, 4 Staniford Street. 
M. C. Greene, 15 Green Street. 
John N. Murdock, 18 Crescent Place. 
John F. Jarvis, Secretary, 83 Leverett Street. 



WELLS SCHOOL, BLOSSOM STREET. 



Reuben Swan, Master, 

Cl. I., Div. l. 
William H. Swan, Sub-Master, 

Cl. I., Div. 2. 



Matilda A. Gerry, Head Assistant, 
CI. I., Div. 1, Sect. 2. 



Mary S. Carter, 

Cl. II., Div. 1. 
Sarah J. Lothrop, 

Cl. II., Div. 2. 
Juliana Sparrell, 

Cl. III., Div. 1. 
Lydia S. Chandler, 

Cl. III., Div. 2. 



Assistants, 



Sarah E. Wiggin, 
Cl. IV., Div. 1. 

Susan C. French, 
Cl. IV., Div. 2. 

Lydia A. Beck, 

Cl. IV., Div. 3. 



Mary E. Mudge, Teacher of Sewing. 
Edwin Bruce, Teacher of Vocal Music. 



PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 



Teachers. 

Mary F. Jones, 
Anna A. James, 
Elizabeth W. Snow, 
Augusta H. Foster, 
Lucy M. A. Bedding, 
Mary L. Bailey, 
Elizabeth S. Grater, 
Elizabeth S. Foster, 
Maria W. Turner, 
Mary S. Watts. 



No. 



Location. 




Sub- Committees 


1-Wall Street, 


Mr 


. Greene. 


2 " » 


a 


Jarvis. 


3 " 

4 u u 




Marvin. 


5 " " 


Stockbridge. 


6 " " 


» 


Jarvis. 


1-Milton Street, 


a 


Murdock. 


2 " " 


a 


Randall. 


2-Spring Street Place " 


Dadniun. 


2- Wells School house, " 


Norcross. 



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WINTHROP SCHOOL DISTRICT. 

COMMITTEE. 

Thomas M. Brewer, Chairman, 131 Washington Street, 

John B. Alley, Secretary, 35 Boylston Street. 

Elijah C. Drew, 21 Harrison Avenue. 

Enoch C. Rolfe, 563 Washington Street. 

Samuel J. M. Homer, 100 Federal Street. 

Richard M. Hodges, 50 Chauncy Street. 

Elisha Bassett, 335 Tremont Street. 

Samuel A. Green, 19 Kneeland Street. 

Ezra S. Gannett, 10 Boylston Place. 

Otis Kimball, 38 Common Street. 



WINTHROP SCHOOL, TREMONT STREET. 

Robert Swan, Master, Rebecca P. Barry, 3d Head Assistant, 

Cl. I., Div.l. _ Cl. I., Div.3. 

Susan A. W. Loring, 1st Head Assis't, Alniira Seymour, ith Head Assistant, 

Cl. I., Div. 1. CI. II., Div. 1. 

May G. Ladd, 2d Head Assistant, Martha E. Towne, 5th Head Assistant, 

Cl. I.,Div. 2. Cl. II., Div. 2. 

Assistants. 



Mary Newell, 




Georgianna 


Sparrell, 


Cl. II., Div. 3. 


Cl.III 


, Div. 4 




L. Ellen Sprague, 


Elizabeth R 


Briggs, 


Cl. II., Div. 3. 


Cl. IV 


, Div. 1 




Mary E. Davis, 


Hannah H. 


ETosmer, 


Cl. III. Div. 1. 


Cl. IV 


, Div. 4 




Mary J. Danforth, 


Emily M. Hathaway, 


Cl. III., Div. 3. 


Cl. IV. 


, Div. 4 




Kate L. Perrigo, 


Abbie A. Cutter. 




Cl. HI., Div. 3. 








Hannah A. Rolfe, Teacher of Sewing. 




Charles Butler, Teacher of Music. 






PRIMARY SCHOOLS. 






Teachers. 


Location. 


Sub-Committees 


Anna 0. Jones, 


No. 1-Bumstead Court, 


Mr. 


Bassett. 


Mary B. Browne, 


2 " " 


u 


Alley. 


Ellen E. Leach, 


1-East Street, 


a 


Kimball. 


Dora Norton, 


2 ' 






u 


Gannett. 


Mary E. Pettingill, 


3 ' 






u 


Brewer. 


Anna E. Federhen, 


4 ' 






u 


Hodges. 


Mary A. Sylvester, 


5 < 






I « 


Drew. 


Sarah E. Lewis, 


6 < 






\ 




Harriet A. Bettis, 


7 ' 






I « 


Homer. 


Priscilla Johnson, 


8 ' 






1 


Fanny C. Jennison, 


9 ' 






(( 


Green. 


Elizabeth C. Frink, 


10 ' 






a 


Brewer. 


Susan Frizzell, 


11 ' 






a 


Hodges. 


Elizabeth P. Bentley, 


12 ' 






u 


Rolfe. 



WARD OFFICERS. 

1861. 

Ward No. 1. 

Warden, Patrick Mclnerny. Clerk, John Glancy. 
Inspectors, John Foster, Michael Carney, John McLaughlin, 
Dennis Cawley, Jr., T. C. Brackett. 

Ward No. 2. 

Warden, Geo. S. Wentworth. Clerk, Wm. H. Lawrence. 
Inspectors, Horace B. Butler, Andrew Hall, John Kennedy, 
Dexter A. Tompkins, Wm. B. Rand. 

Ward No. 3. 

Warden, Lucius C. Chase. Clerk, Howard M. Davis. 
Inspectors, Wm. N. Holmes, Charles A. Whiting, Owen 
Gallagher, Edwin Sibley, Hugh E. Whitney. 

Ward No. 4. - 

Warden, John A. Stevens. Clerk, Levi Gray. 
Inspectors, Charles Colburn, Henry A. Choate, Uriel H. 
Crocker, G. Fred. Smith, S. Frank Crockett. 

Ward No. 5. 
Warden, Thos. B. Hawkes. Clerk, . 



Inspectors, Andrew Jackson, Geo. E. Roundy, James M. 
Upton, Martin Howard, T. B. Wells. 



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Waed No. 6. 
Warden, Thomas F. Nutter. Cleric, David H. Coolidge. 
Inspectors, Henry W. Lincoln, Rufus B. Farrar, John P. 
Burbeck, Wm. B. Bicknell, Chas. H. Mann. 

Waed No. 7. 
Warden, Edward Ryan. Clerk, Daniel S. Newell. 
Inspectors, Eugene O'Neill, Jeremiah S. Murphy, John 
Quinn, Timothy Sheehan, Joseph Calfe. 

Ward No. 8. 
Warden, George 0. Brigham. Clerk, Hermon W. Greene. 
Inspectors, Joseph H. Long, Moses Sargent, C. W. Wilson, 
Albert Gay, Frank Greene. 

Ward No. 9. 
Warden, Wm. E. Graves. Clerk, John Weltch. 
Inspectors, Wm. J. Faulkner, Wm. P. Spence, J. Q. A. 
Conery, Aaron H. Richards, Geo. W. Dean. 

Ward No. 10. 
Warden, John Salmon. Clerk, Horace B. Fisher. 
Inspectors, Nelson Day, W. H. Leach, A. B. Libbey, J. W. 
Cumings, W. H. Graham. 

Ward No. 11. 
Warden, James B. Sargent. Clerk, Chas. H. Sanborn. 
Inspectors, Frederic C. Davis, Samuel A. Smith, Joseph 
Groves, F. A. Richardson, Wm. Copeland. 

Ward No. 12. 
Warden, U. L. Pettengill. Clerk, George W. Bail. 
Inspectors, Horace P. Abbott, J. H. Tombs, Alfred Smith Jr., 
John B. Gardiner, Eben W. Littlefield. 
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WARDS. 

No. 1. — Beginning at the water, on the southerly side of 
the Eastern Packet Pier; thence across Commercial Street 
to Eichmond Street; thence by the centre of Richmond 
Street, across Hanover Street, to Salem Street; thence by 
the centre of J3alem Street to Cooper Street ; thence by the 
centre of Cooper Street, crossing Charlestown Street, to 
Beverly Street ; thence by the centre of Beverly to Causeway 
Street; thence across Causeway Street, and in the same 
direction with Beverly Street, to the water ; thence by the 
water to the point begun at. 

No. 2. — All East Boston and the islands. 

No. 3. — Beginning at the water on the north side of the 
Fitchburg Railroad depot, on a line which would strike the 
central line of Beverly Street if extended to the water; 
thence by such line and the centre of Beverly Street to 
Charlestown Street ; thence across Charlestown Street, and 
by the centre of Cooper Street, to Salem Street; thence by 
the centre of Salem Street to Richmond Street; thence by 
the centre of Richmond Street to Hanover Street; thence by 
the centre of Hanover Street to Court Street; thence by the 
centre of Court Street to Green Street; thence by the centre 
of Green Street to Leveret Street ; thence by the centre of 
Leveret Street to Causeway Street; thence by the centre of 
Causeway Street to Lowell Street ; thence by the centre of 
Lowell Street, and by a line in the same direction with 
Lowell Street, to the water ; thence by the water to the point 
begun at. 

No. 4. — Beginning at the water, on the southerly side of 
the Eastern Packet Pier; thence across Commercial Street 
to Richmond Street; thence by the centre of Richmond Street 
to Hanover Street ; thence by the centre of Hanover Street 
to Court Street; thence by the centre of Court Street to 
Green Street; thence by the centre of Green Street to Stan- 



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iford Street; thence by the centre of Staniford Street to 
Cambridge Street ; thence by the centre of Cambridge Street 
to Temple Street ; thence by the centre of Temple Street 
and Mount Vernon Street to Park Street; thence by the 
centre of Park Street to Tremont Street; thence by the 
centre of Tremont Street to Winter Street; thence by the 
centre of Winter Street to Washington Street; thence by 
the centre of Washington Street to Milk Street ; thence by 
the centre of Milk Street to India Street ; thence across India 
Street by a straight line to the water on the south side of 
Central Wharf; thence by the water to the point begun at. 

No. 5. — Beginning at the water at the easterly end of 
Cambridge Bridge ; thence by the centre of Cambridge Street 
to Staniford Street ; thence by the centre of Staniford Street 
to Green Street; thence by the centre of Green Street to the 
junction of Lynde and Leveret streets; thence by the centre 
of Leveret Street to Causeway Street ; thence by the centre 
of Causeway Street to Lowell Street; thence by the centre of 
Lowell Street, and by a line in the same direction with 
Lowell Street, to the water; thence by the water to the point 
begun at. 

No. 6. — Beginning at the water, at the easterly end of 
Cambridge Bridge ; thence by the centre of Cambridge Street 
to Temple Street ; thence by the centre of Temple and Mount 
Vernon streets to Beacon Street; thence by the centre of 
Beacon Street and the Western Avenue to the boundary line 
between Boston and Roxbury, on the Western Avenue ; thence 
northerly by said boundary line to the water; thence by the 
water to the point begun at. 

No. 7. — Beginning at the water on the south side of Cen- 
tral Wharf; thence across India Street by a straight line to 
Milk Street ; thence by the centre of Milk Street to Washing- 
ton Street; thence by the centre of Washington Street to 
Winter Street; thence by the centre of Winter Street to 
Tremont Street ; thence by the centre of Tremont Street to 



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West Street ; thence by the centre of West Street and Bed- 
ford Street to Kingston Street; thence by the centre of 
Kingston Street to Essex Street ; thence by centre of Essex 
Street to South Street ; thence by centre of South Street to 
Summer Street ; thence by centre of Summer Street and by a 
straight line in continuation thereof to the water on the 
northerly side of Summer Street Wharf; thence by the water 
to point begun at. 

No. 8. — Beginning at the water on the northerly side of 
Summer Street Wharf; thence by a straight line in continua- 
tion of the centre of Summer Street, and by the centre of 
Summer Street to South Street ; thence by the centre of South 
Street to Essex Street; thence by the centre of Essex Street 
to Kingston Street ; thence by the centre of Kingston Street 
to Bedford Street ; thence by the centre of Bedford Street 
and West Street to Tremont Street ; thence by the centre of 
Tremont Street to Eliot Street; thence by the centre of Eliot 
street to Washington street ; thence across Washington Street 
to Kneeland Street ; thence by the centre of Kneeland Street 
to Federal Street; thence crossing Federal Street by a 
straight line to the water on the southerly side of Howe's 
Wharf; thence by the water to the point begun at. 

No. 9. — Beginning at the boundary line between Boston 
and Roxbury, on the Western Avenue ; thence by the centre 
of the Western Avenue and Beacon Street to Park Street; 
thence by the centre of Park Street to Tremont Street; 
thence by the centre of Tremont Street to Warren Street ; 
thence by the centre of Warren Street to Washington Street ; 
thence by the centre of Washington Street to West Castle 
Street ; thence by the centre of West Castle Street to Tre- 
mont Street ; thence by the centre of Tremont Street to the 
Railroad Bridge ; thence by the centre of the Boston and 
Worcester Railroad to the boundary line between Boston 
and Roxbury, as it existed previous to April 6, 1859;* thence 
by said boundary line to the point begun at. 

* See Statutes of 1859, chap. 210. 



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No. 10. — Beginning at the water on the southerly side of 
Howe's Wharf ; thence by a straight line across Federal 
Street to Kneeland Street; thence by the centre of Kneeland 
to Washington Street ; thence across Washington Street to 
Eliot Street; thence by the centre of Eliot Street to Tre- 
mont Street; thence by the centre of Tremont Street to 
Warren Street ; thence by the centre of Warren Street to 
Washington Street; thence by the centre of Washington 
Street to Dover Street; thence by the centre of Dover Street 
to the water at the northwesterly end of the Dover Street 
Bridge ; thence by the water to the point begun at. 

No. 11. — Beginning at the boundary line between Bos- 
ton and Roxbury, on the Boston and Worcester Railroad, 
as it existed previous to April 6, 1859;* thence by the 
centre of the Boston and Worcester Railroad to the Rail- 
road Bridge ; thence by the centre of Tremont Street to 
West Castle Street; thence by the centre of West Castle 
Street to Washington Street ; thence by the centre of Wash- 
ington Street to Dover Street; thence by the centre of Dover 
Street to the water at the northwesterly end of the Dover 
Street Bridge ; thence by the water to the boundary line 
between Boston and Roxbury ; thence by said boundary line 
to the point begun at. 

No. 12. — All South Boston, including Washington Village 
recently annexed to the City of Boston. 



WARD ROOMS. 



1 Engine House and Ward Room, North Bennet Street, 

2 School Room, Paris Street, East Boston. 

3 Corner Friend and Merrimac streets. 

4 City Building, Court Square. 

5 Wells School House, Blossom Street. 

6 Phillips School House, West Centre Street. 

* See Statutes of 1859, chap. 210. 



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7 Engine House and Ward Room in Purchase Street. 

8 School House, Mason Street. 

9 School Room, Warren Street. 

10 Brimmer School House, Common Street. 

11 Franklin School House, Washington Street. 

12 Mather School House, South Boston. 



CITY DEBT AT DIFFERENT PERIODS. 



1848 


Jan'y 1 


, $1,112,906 00 


1855 


Jan'y 


1, 


$2,367,594 21 


1849 


u c 


< 1,354,332 00 


1856 




it 


2,337,188 66 


1850 


i( I 


< 1,623,823 00 


1857 




a 


2,631,688 66 


1851 


U I 


< 1,756,000 00 


1858 




« 


3,421,038 66 


1852 


U i 


< 1,714,298 44 


1859 




it 


3,007,097 72 


1853 


a ( 


< 1,746,510 39 


1860 




a 


3,504,558 65 


1854 


u i 


1 1,886,459 55 


1861 




u 


3,149,199 77 



POPULATION AT DIFFERENT PERIODS. 

1800 ----- 24,937 1840 85,000 

1810 ----- 33,787 1845 114,366 

1820 43,298 1850 138,788 

1830 - - - u - 61,392 1855 160,508 

1835 78,603 1860 177,902 



Modes and Times of Appointment of the Various City Officers. 

By virtue of an Ordinance which passed the City Council 
of Boston, March 5, 1856, all City Officers required by the 



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City Ordinances to be elected or appointed by the concur- 
rent vote of the City Council, or to be appointed by the 
Mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the Board of 
Aldermen, excepting those officers the time of whose election 
or appointment is otherwise prescribed by the statutes of the 
Commonwealth ; also, excepting the Treasurer, Auditor, and 
Assessors, shall be elected or appointed, as the case may be, on the 
first Monday of January in each year, or within sixty days 
thereafter. 

The officers comprised in the above exceptions are elected 
at the times and in the modes following: — 

Assessors and Assistant Assessors — Con- 
current vote February or March. 

Sealers of Weights and Measures and 
Charcoal Baskets — Mayor and Alder- 
men ------- 

Weighers and Inspectors of Lighters — 
Concurrent vote - - - - - 

Measurers of Leather — Mayor and Alder- 
men ---.--- 

City Crier — Mayor and Aldermen - 

City and County Treasurer — In Conven- 
tion ------- 

Auditor of Accounts — Concurrent vote - 

Joint Special Committee to examine Bonds 
of City Officers [Mun. Reg. p. 81] 

Constables — Mayor and Aldermen - 



March or April. 

March or April. 

April. 
May. 

May. 
May. 

June. 

September. 



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ORATORS OF BOSTON, 

APPOINTED BY THE PUBLIC AUTHORITIES. 



ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOSTON MASSACRE, MARCH 5, 1770. 

1.771. James Lovell, A. M. 

1772. Gen. Joseph Warren, M. D. 

1773. Benjamin Church, M. D. 

1774. Hon. John Hancock. 

1775. Gen. Joseph Warren, M. D. 

1776. Rev. Peter Thatcher. 

1777. Benjamin Hichborn, Esq. 

1778. Jonathan Williams Austin, Esq. 

1779. Hon. William Tudor. 

1780. Hon. Jonathan Mason. 

1781. Hon. Thomas Dawes. 

1782. Hon. George Richards Minot. 

1783. Thomas Welsh, M. D. 

ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE, JULY 4, 1776. 

1783. John Warren, M. D. 

1784. Benjamin Hichborn, Esq. 

1785. John Gardiner, Esq. 

1786. Jonathan Loriug Austin, Esq. 

1787. Hon. Thomas Dawes. 

1788. Hon. Harrison Gray Otis. 

1789. Samuel Stillman, D. D. 

1790. Edward Gray, Esq. 

1791. Thomas Crafts, Esq. 

1792. Joseph Blake, Esq. 

1793. Hon. John Quincy Adams. 

1794. Hon. John Phillips. 



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1795. Hon. George Blake. 

1796. John Lothrop, Jr.. Esq. 

1797. John Callender, Esq. 

1798. Hon. Josiah Quincy. 
] 799. Hon. John Lowell. 

1800. Hon. Joseph Hall. 

1801. Charles Paine, Esq. 

1802. Rev. William Emerson. 

1803. Hon. William Sullivan. 

1804. Thomas Danforth, M. D. 

1805. Warren Button, Esq. 

1806. Francis Dana Channing, Esq. 

1807. Hon. Peter Oxenbridge Thacher. 

1808. Andrew Ritchie, Jr., Esq. 

1809. William Tudor, Jr., Esq. 

1810. Alexander Townsend, Esq. 

1811. Hon. James Savage. 

1812. Benjamin Pollard, Esq. 

1813. Hon. Edward St. Loe Livermore. 

1814. Benjamin Whitwell, Esq. 

1815. Hon. Lemuel Shaw. 

1816. George Sullivan, Esq. 

1817. Prof. Edward Tyrrell Channing. 

1818. Hon. Francis Calley Gray. 

1819. Hon. Franklin Dexter. 

1820. Hon. Theodore Lyman, Jr. 

1821. Hon. Charles Greely Loring. 

1822. Hon. John Chipman Gray. 

1823. Charles Pelham Curtis, Esq. 

1824. Francis Bassett, Esq. 

1825. Charles Sprague, Esq. 

1826. Hon. Josiah Quincy. 

1827. William Powell Mason, Esq. 

1828. Bradford Sumner, Esq. 

1829. Hon. James Trecothick Austin. 

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1830. Hon. Alexander Hill Everett. 

1831. Hon. John Gorham Palfrey. 

1832. Hon. Josiah Quincy, Jr. 

1833. Edward Goldsborough Prescott, Esq. 

1834. Richard Sullivan Fay, Esq. 

1835. Hon. George Stillman Hillard. 

1836. Henry Willis Kinsman, Esq. 

1837. Hon. Jonathan Chapman. 

1838. Rev. Hubbard Winslow. 

1839. Ivers -James Austin, Esq. 

1840. Thomas Power, Esq. 

1841. George Ticknor Curtis, Esq. 

1842. Hon. Horace Mann. 

1843. Hon. Charles Francis Adams. 

1844. Hon. Peleg Whitman Chandler. 

1845. Hon. Charles Sumner. 

1846. Fletcher Webster, Esq. 

1847. Hon. Thomas Greaves Cary. 

1848. Hon. Joel Giles. 

1849. William Whitwell Greenough, Esq. 

1850. Edwin Percy Whipple, Esq. 

1851. Hon. Charles Theodore Russell. 

1852. Rev. Thomas Starr King. 

1853. Timothy Bigelow, Esq. 

1854. Rev. Andrew L. Stone. 

1855. Rev. Alonzo A. Miner. 

1856. Hon. Edward Griffin Parker. 

1857. Rev. William Rounsville Alger. 

1858. John Somers Holmes, Esq. 

1859. George Sumner, Esq. 

1860. Hon. Edward Everett. 

N. B. All the above orations have been printed at the 
request of the City Council, with the exception of those 

delivered by Benjamin Pollard, Francis Dana Channing, 

Thomas Starr King, and William R. Alger. 



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SCHEDULE, 

Exhibiting the Terms of Service of the Members of the Board of 
Selectmen of the Town of Boston, from 1799 to 1821, inclusive. 



Charles Bulfinch, 1799 to 1817.* 
David Tilden, 1799 to 1808. 
Russell Sturgis, 1799 to 1803. 
Joseph Howard, 1799 to 1803. 
Ebenezer Hancock, 1799, 1800. 
William Porter, 1799 to 1811. 
William Sherburne, 1799 to 1803. 
Joseph May, 1799. 
Samuel Cobb, 1799. 
John Tileston, 1800 to 1806. 
Ebenezer Oliver, 1800 to 1819. 
Jonathan Hunnewell,1802 to 1819. 
John May, 1804 to 1812. 
Francis Wright, 1804 to 1812. 
Jonathan Chapman, 1804 to 1808. 
John Bray, 1806 to 1816. 
Joseph Kettle, 1807, 1808. 
Nathan Webb, 1809 to 1814. 
Joseph Foster, 1809 to 1815. 
Benjamin Weld, 1809 to 1815. 
Joseph Lovering, 1812 to 1819. 
Joseph Austin, 1813 to 1819. 



Robert Williams, 1813 to 1816. 
Edmund Hart, 1815. 
George G. Lee, 1816. 
Turner Phillips, 1816 to 1819. 
Henry Bass, 1817 to 1819. 
Samuel Dorr, 1817 to 1819. 
Enoch Silsby, 1817 to 1819. 
Henry Farnam, 1818. 
Lemuel Shaw, 1819. 
Benjamin Austin, 1820. 
Daniel Baxter, 1820, 1821. 
Jonathan Loring, 1820, 1821. 
Benjamin T. Wells, 1820. 
Samuel Billings, 1820, 1821. 
Eliphalet Williams, 1820, 1821. 
George Brinley, 1820. 
Jeremiah Fitch, 1820, 1821. 
Abraham Babcoek, 1820, 1821. 
David W. Child, 1821. 
Robert Fennely, 1821. 
Samuel A. Wells, 1821. 



*Vote of thanks given for 22 years of service, in 19 of which he filled the office of 
Chairman of the Board. 



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HORSE RAILROADS. 



RULES AND REGULATIONS 

To be observed on the several Street Railroads in the City <>j 

Boston, where Cars are drawn by Horses. 

[Passed June 27, 1857, and amended January 18, 1859.] 

In the exercise of the rightful power reserved to this Board 

in the several and respective charters of the Metropolitan, 

Cambridge, Dorchester Avenue, Middlesex, and Broadway 

Railroads, it is 

Ordered, That the following rules shall be observed by the 
officers, agents, and servants of the aforesaid corporations, in 
the mode of using the rails of their respective roads in the 
streets of Boston ; and the same rules shall be applied to all 
other railroads which may hereafter be located in the streets 
of Boston. 

First. — No car shall be drawn at a greater speed, in the 
city proper, in any street north of Dover Street and the 
Federal Street Bridge, than live miles an hour, nor in any 
other street in the city, at a greater speed than seven miles 
an hour. 

Second. — While the cars are turning the corners from one 
street to another, the horses shall not be driven faster than a 
walk. 

Third. — Cars driven in the same direction shall not ap- 
proach each other within a distance of three hundred feet, 
except in case of accident, when it may be necessary to con- 
nect two cars together, and also, except at stations. 

Fourth. — Cars running in different directions shall not be 
allowed to stop abreast each other, except at stations. 

Fifth. — No car shall be allowed to stop on a cross-walk, 



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nor in front of an intersecting street, except to avoid colli- 
sions, or to prevent danger to persons in the street. 

Sixth. — When the conductor of any car is required to stop 
at the intersection of two streets to receive or land passen- 
gers, the car shall be stopped so as to leave the rear platform 
slightly over the farther crossing. 

Seventh. — The conductors and drivers of each car shall 
keep a vigilant watch for all teams, carriages, persons on foot, 
and especially children, either on the track or moving in the 
direction of the track ; and on the first appearance of danger 
to such teams, carriages, persons, or children, or other ob- 
struction, the car shall be stopped in the shortest time and 
space possible. 

Eighth. — The conductors shall not allow ladies or children 
to enter or leave the cars while in motion. Other passengers 
may be allowed to enter the cars and depart therefrom, while 
the cars are at a full stop or nearly stopped. 

Ninth. — Conductors shall announce to the passengers the 
names of the squares and principal streets as the car reaches 
them. 

Tenth. — Whenever there shall occur a fall of snow of suf- 
ficient depth to allow vehicles to pass over the same on run- 
ners, no snow-plough shall be allowed to pass over the 
several tracks of the Street or Horse Railroad Corporations, 
within the limits of the City of Boston, nor shall the respec- 
tive corporations cause or allow snow to be removed from 
their several tracks without consent being first obtained of 
the Superintendent of Streets, with the approbation of the 
Committee on Paving. The consent for the removal of the 
snow for the opening of the tracks being refused, the several 
corporations are authorized to use a sufficient number of 
sleighs to convey passengers requiring a transit over their 
respective roads, day by day, until the cars can be used on 
the tracks. 

Eleventh. — The several corporations shall not sprinkle salt 



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or any article of a decomposing nature on their tracks or 
rails, or cause or allow the same to be done by any of their 
agents, for the purpose of melting the snow; or wash, or 
cause to be washed by any of their agents, the said tracks and 
rails with brine or pickle, for a like purpose, unless a permit 
is granted by the Superintendent of Streets, allowing the 
same to be done, and said permit shall only be granted when 
the use of said articles will not be detrimental to vehicles on 
runners crossing the tracks and rails. 

Twelfth. — The several corporations shall place and keep 
placed, a printed copy of all the rules and regulations of the 
Board of Aldermen, in a conspicuous position in each car run 
upon their respective roads. 

HORSE RAILROAD TAX. 

City op Boston. — In Board of Aldermen, Jan. 2, 1861. 

Resolved, That in all cases of new locations of Horse Rail- 
roads hereafter to be made by this Board in any streets or 
ways, whether such locations be of new roads, or the ex- 
tension of roads already in operation, or rights to use 
tracks in common with any other corporation or corpora- 
tions, the same shall be made upon the condition that the 
corporation owning the road so located, or using it either 
solely or in common with any other corporation or corpora- 
tions, shall pay into the Treasury of the City a reasonable 
sum for each car which shall be run on said company's road, 
or any part thereof, within this City ; such sum to be paid 
by semiannual instalments on the first of January, and first 
of July in each year, and said condition shall be inserted in 
the terms of each location when the same shall be made. 
[Approved by the Mayor, Jan. 5, 1861.] 



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LOCATIONS. 

The following Horse Railroad Locations comprise all which 
have been granted from time to time by the Board of Aldermen, 
and which have been accepted and operated by the several cor- 
porations. 

METROPOLITAN RAILROAD. 

The tracks of the Metropolitan Railroad shall be located 
as follows : but on the express condition to the location, that 
said railroad company shall, at all times after the rails are 
laid down, keep in good order and complete repair, at their own 
expense, that portion of all streets through which the said 
rails are or may be laid, lying between the rails, and also that 
portion of the street lying outside of the rails and adjacent 
thereto, extending one foot and a half from and outside of 
each rail throughout the whole length of said road in the 
streets of the City of Boston. 

Two tracks in Washington Street, from the boundary line be- 
tween the cities of Boston and Roxbury to Dover Street. 

Two tracks in Tremont Street, from the boundary line between 
Boston and Roxbury to the Boston and Worcester Railroad 
Bridge crossing. 

One track in Tremont Street, from the Boston and Worces- 
ter Railroad Bridge crossing to Boylston Street. 

Two tracks in Tremont Street, from Boylston Street to a 
point opposite the Granary Burying Ground. 

One track in Shawmut Avenue, from the boundary line be- 
tween Boston and Roxbury to Dover Street. 

One track in Springfield Street, from Washington Street to 
Tremont Street. 

One track in Waltham Street, from Washington Street to 
Tremont Street. 

One track in Dover Street, from Washington Street to 
Tremont Street. [Passed Aug. 7, 1855.] 



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Second Location. 

In addition to the right already granted to the Metropolitan 
Railroad Company, to lay down tracks in several streets of 
the City of Boston, the said Company shall have the right to 
lay down a single track through Washington Street, from Dover 
Street to Boylston Street, thence through Boylston Street to 
Tremont Street. 

The said single track to be laid down in the centre of the 
roadways of said Washington and Boylston streets; and 
the distance between the edge-stones and the rail on each 
side shall not be less than nine feet, except at the curve at 
Tremont Street. 

The right to lay down this additional track is under the 
proviso, that said Metropolitan Railroad Company agree to 
comply with the express conditions contained in the order of 
location passed by the Board of Aldermen, August 6, 1855, in 
relation to keeping in good order the portion of the streets 
lying between the rails and that portion of the street 
lying outside of the rails and adjacent thereunto, extending 
one foot and a half from and outside of each rail ; also, that 
the whole work of laying down the tracks granted by this 
order, and by the order of August 7, 1855, be done under the 
direction, and to the satisfaction of the Committee on Paving 
and the Superintendent of Streets. The form of rail to be 
used to be satisfactory to the Committee on Paving, and the 
Superintendent of Streets, and to be approved by them. 
[Passed Aug. 7, 1856.] 

Third Location. 
In addition to the rights heretofore granted to the Metro- 
politan Railroad Company to lay down tracks in several of 
the streets of the City of Boston, the said Company shall 
have the right to lay down a single track in Tremont Street, 
from its present terminus in said street, to and across the 



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open space, southerly of Scollay's Building, to the junction 
of Court Street and Cornhill ; in Cornhill to Washington 
Street ; and in Washington Street from Cornhill to its present 
track, located at the junction of Boylston and Washington 
streets. The said single track to be laid down in the centre 
of the cartway or roadway of the streets above mentioned. 

The right to lay down this additional track is under the 
express proviso and condition to the location, that said Metro- 
politan Railroad Company shall at all times, after the rails 
are laid down, keep in good order and complete repair, the whole 
of the roadway or cartway of the streets in which the track 
is located by this order, at their own expense, and to the 
satisfaction of the Superintendent of Streets ; and whenever 
the Board of Aldermen shall from time to time determine 
and order that any portion of the said streets, through and 
in which the track is located, by the terms and under authority 
of this order, shall be repaved, with what they shall deem to 
be the best of stone material, the whole expense of such pav- 
ing shall be paid by the Metropolitan Railroad Company, the 
work to be done by the Superintendent of Streets, under the 
authority of the Board of Aldermen. 

This location is granted under the further express proviso 
and condition, that the Board of Aldermen reserve the right 
to permit the Middlesex Railroad Company, and any other 
Horse Railroad Company, to run cars over the track so 
located by authority of this order, for such compensation to 
be paid to the Metropolitan Railroad Company, and upon such 
terms and conditions, as the Board of Aldermen for the time 
being shall prescribe. Also, under the further express proviso 
and. condition, that the whole work of laying down the track 
granted by this order, shall be done under the direction and 
to the satisfaction of the Committee on Paving and the 
Superintendent of Streets. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the said Metropolitan Railroad Company shall run the cars 

25 



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over the track granted by this additional location, down 
Tremont Street to Cornhill, down Cornhill to Washington 
Street, and up Washington Street to Boylston Street ; that is 
to say, the cars shall come in and pass down Tremont Street 
and Cornhill, and go out over Washington Street. 

Also under the further express proviso and condition, that in 
the construction of said track, granite blocks of such size as 
the Superintendent of Streets shall direct, shall be laid down 
inside and outside of each rail. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that no 
higher rate of fare shall be charged in the Neck line, and 
Tremont Street line, within the limits of the City of Boston, 
than four cents for each passenger. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the form of rail to be used shall be satisfactory to the Com- 
mittee on Paving and the Superintendent of Streets, and shall 
be approved by them. Also, that the work of laying down 
the tracks granted under the authority of this order, shall not 
be commenced before the first day of April, 1860. 

Also, on condition that the said Railroad Company shall, 
when they file their acceptance of this location with the City 
Clerk, pay into .the City Treasury the sum of four thousand 
dollars towards the widening of Washington Street, near 
Milk Street. 

Also, under the further proviso and condition, that the said 
Metropolitan Railroad Company shall run no omnibuses 
whatever in Washington or Tremont Street, after the cars 
shall commence running over the track granted in this 
location. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the said Metropolitan Railroad Company shall accept this 
order of location, and agree to its several provisions and 
conditions within ten days of the date of its passage ; 
otherwise it shall be null and void. 

The roadway or cartway, mentioned in this order, is to 



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include the whole space between the edge-stone supporting 
the sidewalks on either side. [Passed December 31, 1859. 
Accepted by the Metropolitan R. R. Co., January 4z, I860.] 

The Metropolitan Railroad Company is authorized to con- 
struct and maintain a turnout, seventy feet in length on a 
straight line in Washington Street, between Northampton 
Street and Camden Street, on the westerly side of the tracks 
now laid down upon said Washington Street, and used by 
said Company. The said turnout is to commence to leave 
the outer rail of the westerly track opposite the corner-stone 
of the sidewalk on the southerly side of Northampton Street, 
and connect with the outer rail of the westerly track at a 
point distant one hundred feet from the corner-stone on the 
nortthrly side of Camden Street. The said turnout to be 
not exceeding seventy feet in length on a straight line. The 
right to lay down this turnout is under the express proviso that 
said Metropolitan Railroad Company agree to comply with 
the conditions contained in the order of a location passed by 
the Board of Aldermen, August 6, 1855, in relation to keep- 
ing in good order the portion of the street lying between the 
rails, and that portion of the street lying outside of the rails 
and adjacent thereto, and extending one foot and a half from 
and outside the outer rail of the said turnout ; also, that the 
whole work of laying down said turnout be done under the 
direction and to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of 
Streets ; and to be completed on or before the 1st of May, 
1859. Also, under the further provision that the said Metro- 
politan Railroad Company shall start a car from the said 
turnout on Washington Street, between Northampton and 
Camden streets ; and also from the terminus on Tremont 
Street, near the Tremont House, as follows : — 

From April to November, — each day. 

Every 10 minutes from 6£ o'clock, a. m. to 7 a. m. 

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The first time of starting, as above provided, to be from 
the turnout on Washington Street, near Northampton Street. 
And that said Metropolitan Eailroad Company shall sell 
Twenty-Five (25) tickets for one dollar, which tickets shall 
be good for a passage in the cars running from the terminus 
on Tremont Street, near the Tremont House, to and from the 
turnout on Washington Street between Northampton and 
Camden streets ; also in the Tremont Street line of cars to 
and from Camden Street, and the terminus on Tremont 
Street, near the Tremont House; also, under the further pro- 
vision that whenever the said Metropolitan Railroad Company 
shall refuse to sell Twenty-Five tickets (25) for one dollar, 
to be used as above described, the Board of Aldermen may 
order the Metropolitan Railroad Company to take up the 
turnout granted by this order, and put the street in complete 
repair. If said Metropolitan Railroad Company shall refuse 
to comply with said order, then the Superintendent of Streets 
is directed to cause the same to be removed at the expense 
of said Metropolitan Railroad Company. 

The acceptance of this order of location of this turnout by 
said Metropolitan Railroad Company, shall be filed in writing 
with the City Clerk before the turnout shall have been laid 
down. 



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[Passed March 8, 1859. Accepted by Metropolitan Railroad 
Company, March 16, 1859.] 

A temporary location in Bast Dover Street, Harrison Avenue, 
and Essex Street was granted to the Metropolitan Railroad 
Company to expire on May 1, 1861. 



CAMBRIDGE RAILROAD. 

Commencing at the intersection of the West Boston Bridge 
with Cambridge Street, thence with a double track through 
Cambridge Street from the bridge to Chambers Street [thence 
with a single track through Chambers Street to Green Street and 
Green Street to Bowdoin Square~\* across Bowdoin Square to 
Cambridge Street, thence down Cambridge Street to Chambers 
Street, with suitable turnouts in Bowdoin Square. 

In the streets where the double track is laid, the outer rail 
of each track shall be not less than nine feet six inches distant 
from the curb-stone ; and where a single track is laid, the 
outer rail shall be not less than twelve feet and three inches 
from the opposite curbstone, excepting the necessary curves 
at the corners of the street. 

The gauge of the tracks shall be four feet eight and a half 
inches in width j the rails of the same size and pattern as 
those now in use on the Third Avenue Railroad, in New York 
city. The method of construction to be similar to that 
adopted on the railroads in the city of New York, and the 
whole work to be done subject to the directions and to the 
satisfaction of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the 
Superintendent of Streets. [Passed Dec. 4, 1854.] 

* Eevoked June 9, 1859. 



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Second Location. 

In addition to the rights heretofore granted to the Cam- 
bridge Railroad Company to lay down tracks in the streets 
of the City of Boston, the said Cambridge Railroad Company 
shall have the right to lay down a single track in the centre 
of Leveret Street from Cragie's Bridge, so called, to Minot 
Street ; a single track in the centre of Minot Street from 
Leveret Street to Lowell Street ; a single track in the centre 
of Brighton Street from Leveret Street to Lowell Street; 
two tracks in the centre of Lowell Street; [two tracks across 
Causeway Street from Lowell Street to Merrimac Street ; two 
tracks in the centre of Merrimac Street from Causeway Street to 
Chardon Street ;] * a single track in the centre of Chardon 
Street to the northerly corner of Hawkins Street, with a 
turnout in said Chardon Street not exceeding two hundred 
feet in length northerly of said northerly corner of Hawkins 
Street. 

Also, an additional track in Cambridge Street from Cham- 
bers Street to the southeasterly corner of corner of Ridge- 
way Lane, there to form a connection with the track now laid 
down upon said street. This track when laid down upon 
said Cambridge Street, with the one already down upon said 
street, to be placed in such a position as to occupy the centre 
of the roadway between Chambers Street and the northwest- 
erly corner of Lynde Street; and between the said corner of 
Lynde Street and Ridge way Lane, the two tracks shall be 
placed in such position as to leave a clear space of nine feet 
between the southerly rail and the southerly edge-stone. The 
single track now laid down upon said Cambridge Street, 
between Ridgeway 'Lane and Temple Street, to be changed 
to such a position in the roadway as the Committee on Paving 
and Superintendent of Streets shall direct. 

* Rescinded Nov. 22, 1860. See Third Location following. 






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The right to lay down these additional tracks is granted 
under the express proviso and condition to this location, that 
said Cambridge Railroad Company shall at the time of laying 
down of the tracks in Brighton, Lowell, and Merrimac streets 
cause the said streets to be wholly repaved with the same 
material which now forms the pavement upon said streets ; 
also that the pavement now down on Cambridge Street 
between Chambers Street and Temple Street, shall be taken 
up and replaced with " Trap Rock blocks." 

Also, under the further express "proviso and condition to this 
location, that said Cambridge Railroad Company shall, at all 
times after the rails are laid down, keep in good order and com- 
plete repair, the whole of the roadway or cartway of the 
streets in which the tracks are located by this order ; also 
the whole of the roadway or cartway in which the tracks of 
the said Cambridge Railroad are now located in Cambridge 
Street and Bowdoin Square, at their own expense, and to the 
satisfaction of the Superintendent of Streets; and whenever 
the Board of Aldermen shall, from time to time, determine 
and order that any of the said streets through and in which 
the tracks are located, by the terms and under the authority 
of this order, shall be repaved with what they shall deem to 
be the best of stone material, the whole expense of such 
paving shall be paid by the said Cambridge Railroad Com- 
pany, the work to be done by the Superintendent of Streets, 
under the authority of the Board of Aldermen. 

[Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
before the tracks granted imder the authority of this order of loca- 
tion shall be laid down, the said Cambridge Railroad Company 
shall contribute to the City of Boston, the whole expense of the 
widening of Merrimac Street at the northeasterly corner of said 
Merrimac Street and Causeway Street, whereby land will be taken 
of William Washburn for that purpose by the Board of Alder- 
men in conformity with a plan of said, widening made by James 
Slade, City Engineer, and dated July 11, I860.] *, 

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Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that all 
the cars now or which shall hereafter be run by the said Cam- 
bridge Railroad Company, or the Union Railway Company, 
the lessees of said Cambridge Railroad Company, to and from 
the City of Boston and East Cambridge, together with the 
"North Avenue " and " Porter's Hotel " and West Cambridge 
Cars, including also all cars now or which shall hereafter be 
run through Cambridge Street, in Cambridge, to and from the 
City of Boston, shall be run to and from the City of Boston 
only over the tracks granted under the authority of this order 
of location in Leveret, Minot, Brighton, Lowell, Causeway, 
Merrimac, and Chardon streets, and not over the Hancock 
Free Bridge (formerly known as the West Boston Bridge), 
and through Cambridge Street in the City of Boston over the 
tracks granted under the authority of an order of location, 
dated December 4, 1854. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the whole work of laying down the tracks granted under 
the authority of this order of location, shall be done under 
the direction and to the satisfaction of the Committee on 
Paving and the Superintendent of Streets, and that the form 
of rail shall be satisfactory to the Committee on Paving and 
the Superintendent of Streets, and shall be approved by them. 
Also, that the repaving of the whole of Brighton, Lowell, and 
Merrimac Streets ; also the part of Cambridge Street spec- 
ified in this order, shall be at such "crown" as the Super- 
intendent of Streets shall determine, and the said work to be 
done under his supervision and direction. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that in 
the construction of the said tracks, granite blocks of such 
dimensions as the Superintendent of Streets shall direct, 
shall be laid down inside and outside of each rail. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
said Cambridge Railroad Company shall remove the rails now 
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and Bowdoin Square, and replace the same, with a pattern of 
rails to be approved by the Committee on Paving and the 
Superintendent of Streets. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, to the 
location granted under the authority of this order, that said 
Cambridge Railroad Company shall make a correct return to 
the Board of Aldermen of the number of cars used upon the 
location granted by this order, and shall pay into the Treas- 
ury for each successive six months ending with the months of 
December and June in each year, the sum of fifteen dollars 
for each car run into this City over Cragie's Bridge, within 
ten days from the day said return was due, provided that said 
sum may be at any time increased or decreased by the Board 
of Aldermen whenever it may see fit ; and provided farther 
that said Company shall acquire no rights not otherwise 
granted to it by the payment of said sum, and said Company 
shall accept this said order of location and agree to comply 
with its several provisions and conditions in writing within 
twenty days of the date of its passage, and file said accept- 
ance and agreement with the City Clerk, otherwise it shall be 
null and void. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, to the 
location granted under the authority of this order that said 
Cambridge Railroad Company shall provide such reasonable 
accommodations for passengers waiting to take the cars, as 
the Board of Aldermen shall, from time to time, require. 

The roadway or cartway mentioned in this order is to 
include the whole space between the edge-stones supporting 
the sidewalks on both sides of the street. 

[Passed, Jidy 25, 1860. Accepted by Cambridge Railroad 
Company July 28, I860.] 

Third Location. 
In addition to the rights heretofore granted to the Cam- 
bridge Railroad Company to lay down tracks in several of 
the streets of the City of Boston, the said Cambridge Rail- 
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road Company shall have the right to lay down two tracks 
in the* centre of Causeway Street from Lowell Street to Port- 
land Street ; a single track in the centre of Portland Street 
from Causeway Street to Merrimac Street ; a single track in 
the centre of Lancaster Street from Causeway Street to Mer- 
rimac Street ; a single track in the centre of Merrimac Street 
from Lancaster Street to Chardon Street. 

The right to lay down these additional tracks is under the 
express proviso and condition, that the Board of Aldermen 
reserve the right to permit any other horse railroad company 
to run cars over the tracks located by authority of this order, 
for such compensation, to be paid to the Cambridge Railroad 
Company, and upon such terms and conditions as the Board 
of Aldermen for the time being shall determine and prescribe. 
Also, that the Board of Aldermen for the time being shall 
have the right at all times to regulate which way the cars 
shall pass over the tracks authorized to be located by the 
terms of this order and that of July 25, 1860. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
said Cambridge Railroad Company shall, at the time of 
laying down the tracks granted by authority of this order, 
cause the streets in which said tracks are located, to be 
wholly repaved with the same material which now forms the 
pavement upon said streets, in a manner satisfactory to the 
Superintendent of Streets. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
said Cambridge Railroad Company agree that the provisions 
and conditions contained in the order of location for the 
Cambridge Railroad of July 25, 1860, in relation to keeping 
at all times the whole of the roadway or cartway in complete 
repair and the repaving of it, the running of the cars from 
certain parts of Cambridge, etc., the manner in which the 
work of laying down the tracks shall be done, the form of 
rail and the size of the granite blocks to be used, and the sum 
to be paid into the City Treasury semi-annually, shall be com- 



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plied with in their full force and effect in the construction of 
the tracks granted under authority of this order. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition to the 
location of tracks granted under authority of this order, that 
said Cambridge Railroad Company shall accept this order of 
location and agree to comply with its several provisions and 
conditions in writing within twenty days of the date of its 
passage, and file said acceptance and agreement with the City 
Clerk, otherwise it shall be null and void. 

Ordered : That so much of the order passed July 25, 
1860, in relation to the location of additional tracks of the 
Cambridge Railroad Company, as authorizes said Company 
to lay down two tracks across Causeway Street to Merrimac 
Street, and two tracks in Merrimac Street from Causeway 
Street to Chardon Street ; and the proviso and condition, that 
before the tracks granted under authority of said order of 
location are laid down, the whole expense of widening Mer- 
rimac Street at the northeasterly corner of said Merrimac 
Street and Causeway Street shall be contributed by the said 
Cambridge Railroad Company, be and the same hereby is 
rescinded and declared null and void. [Passed Nov. 22, 1860. 
Accepted by Cambridge Railroad Company Dec. 1, I860.] 



MIDDLESEX RAILROAD. 

Commencing at Warren Bridge, and running thence across 
Causeway Street to Beverly Street ; thence upon and as near 
the centre of said Beverly Street as may be, to Charlestown 
Street, and upon the centre of said Charlestown Street, to a 
point where the northerly line of Haverhill Street, extended 
easterly, would intersect the line of said track; thence turn- 
ing back upon said Charlestown Street and upon the centre of 
said street to Causeway Street; thence upon said street and 
in the centre of the same to Charles River Bridge, — the 



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same to be with a single track only, except upon that portion 
of Charlestown Street between Beverly Street and Hay- 
market Square : the gauge of said track not to exceed four 
feet and eleven inches ; the rails to be of the same size and 
pattern as are used on the Third Avenue Railroad in the city 
of New York ; the method of construction to be similar to 
that on the railroads in the city of New York, the work to 
be done to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Streets 
and of the Committee on Paving. [Passed Sept. 18, 1855.] 

By an order passed September 27, 1856, the Middlesex 
Railroad Company were authorized to lay down the " Dor- 
chester Avenue Rail," instead of the rail mentioned in the 
order above. 

Second Location. 

Commencing at the termination of the track, as already 
located and laid down in Charlestown Street, and running 
there with a double track across Haymarket Square, between 
the Boston and Maine Railroad depot and the "Fountain 
Enclosed," to a point on the line with the edge-stone on 
the northerly side of Merrimac Street, there to terminate. 
The distance between the edge-stone and the outer rail on 
each side shall not be less than nine feet, except at the 
" Fountain Enclosed." 

The exact location of the two tracks shall be approved by 
the Committee on Paving and the Superintendent of Streets, 
to whose satisfaction the whole work of laying down the 
tracks shall be done. The work of laying down the tracks, 
granted under the authority of this order, is not to be com- 
menced before the first day of April, 1857. [Passed Dec. 27, 
1856.] 

By an order passed May 11, 1857, leave was granted to 
the Middlesex Railroad Company to change the location of 
their track in Charlestown Street from Cooper Street to Hay- 
market Square, so that the same shall be more in the centre 
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Third Location. 

In addition to the rights already granted to the Middlesex 
Railroad Company to lay down tracks in several of the 
streets of the City of Boston, the said Company shall have 
the right to lay down a single track from its present terminus 
in Haymarket Square across Merrimac to Sudbury Street, 
and in Sudbury Street from Merrimac Street to Court Street; 
in Court Street from Sudbury Street to Tremont Row ; in 
Tremont Row to the open space lying southerly of Scollay's 
Building, so called ; thence, on the track of the Metropolitan 
Railroad, in the space southerly of Scollay's Building, and in 
Cornhill; thence in Washington Street from Cornhillto Dock 
Square; in Dock Square to Union Street; in Union Street 
to Haymarket Square ; in Haymarket Square to connect with 
the track already laid down in said Square nearly opposite 
Cross Street. 

The said single track to be laid down in the centre of the 
cartway or roadway of the streets above mentioned, with the 
exception of that in Tremont Row, which shall be laid down 
on the easterly side thereof. The right to lay down this ad- 
ditional track is under the express proviso and condition to the 
location, that said Middlesex Railroad Company shall, at all 
times after the rails are laid down, keep in good order and 
complete repair the whole of the roadway or cartway of the 
streets in which the track is located by this order, at their 
own expense, and to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of 
Streets; and whenever the Board of Aldermen shall from 
time to time determine and order that any portion of the 
said streets, through and in which the track is located by the 
terms and under authority of this order, shall be repaved 
with what they shall deem to be the best of stone material, 
the whole expense thereof shall be paid by the said Middle- 
sex Railroad Company, — the work to be done by the Super- 
intendent of Streets, under the authority of the Board of 
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Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the said Middlesex Railroad Company shall — whenever the 
City of Boston shall have caused to be widened Union Street, 
on the westerly side between Friend Street and Marsh Lane, 
and Sudbury Street, between Hawkins Street and Alden 
Street, and all obstructions removed from the line of widen- 
ing—pay into the City Treasury the sum of Ten Thousand 
Dollars, on their acceptance of this location as a contribution 
towards said widening and the removal of the buildings pro- 
jecting over the line of widening; such widening to be made 
and said buildings to be removed at such time or times here- 
after as the Board of Aldermen shall determine. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that the 
whole work of laying down the track, granted by this order, 
shall be done under the direction, and to the satisfaction 
of the Committee on Paving and the Superintendent of 
Streets. 

The form of rail shall be satisfactory to the Committee 
on Paving and the Superintendent of Streets, and shall be 
approved by them. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the said Middlesex Railroad Company shall accept this order 
of location, and agree to its several provisions and con- 
ditions within ten days of the date of its passage, otherwise 
it shall be null and void. 

Also, under the farther express proviso and condition, that the 
Board of Aldermen reserve the right to permit the Suffolk 
Railroad Company, and any other Horse Railroad Company, 
to run cars over the track so located by authority of this 
order. 

Also, under the further proviso and condition, that the said 
Middlesex Railroad Company shall run no omnibuses within 
the limits of this city. 

It is further provided, that in laying down the rails, granite 
blocks of such size as the Superintendent of Streets shall 
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The work of laying down the track granted under the au- 
thority of this order, shall not be commenced before the first 
day of April, 1860. 

The roadway or cartway mentioned in this order is to 
include the whole space between the edge-stones supporting 
the sidewalks on either side of the streets. 

[Passed Dec. 31, 1859. Accepted by the Middlesex Railroad 
Company, January 4, I860.] 



DORCHESTER AVENUE RAILROAD. 

Commencing on Dorchester Avenue, at the dividing line 
between the town of Dorchester and the City of Boston, 
and running upon or near the centre of said avenue to the 
North Free Bridge, thence upon and over the centre of said 
bridge to Sea Street, thence upon or over the centre of Sea 
Street to Broad Street, thence upon or near the centre of 
Broad Street to a point near the junction of Broad Street and 
State Street', said track to be a single one throughout said 
route, with two turnouts, one on Broad Street near the foot 
of Summer Street, and one on Dorchester Avenue ; said turn- 
outs not to exceed 100 feet each in length. 

The gauge of said track not to exceed more than four 
feet and eleven inches in width ; — the rails to be of the 
same size and pattern as are used on the third Avenue Rail- 
road in the city of New York; — the method of construc- 
tion to be similar to that adopted on the railroads in New 
York ; — the work to be done to the satisfaction of the 
Superintendent of Streets and the Committee on Bridges. 
[Passed Dec. 30, 1854.] 

By an order passed August 19, 1856, the Dorchester Avenue 
Railroad Company were authorized to construct two additional 
turnouts, or side tracks, not more than one hundred and 



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twenty five feet each in length, one at the end of their road 
in Broad Street , and the other in Dorchester Avenue in South 
Boston, near Washington Village, and seven hundred feet 
north of Dexter Street. 

By an order passed August 19, 1856, the Dorchester 
Avenue Railroad Company were authorized to lay their 
track in Dorchester Avenue, south of Foundry Street, at a 
distance from the centre of the street to the centre of the track, 
not exceeding four feet. 

By an order passed August 8, 1857, the Dorchester Avenue 
Railroad Company were authorized to construct a turnout in 
Dorchester Avenue, opposite the car-house. 

Second, Location. 

The Dorchester Railway Company is authorized to con- 
struct and maintain a turnout, not exceeding 175 feet in 
length, at such a point on Broad Street, between Pearl and 
State Streets, as the Committee on Paving and the Superin- 
tendent of Streets shall decide. 

The turnout is granted under the proviso and condition that 
granite blocks, of such size as the Superintendent of Streets 
shall direct, shall be laid inside and outside of the rails, and 
that the whole roadway or cartway of the street, in length 
occupied by the said turnout, shall be kept in good order and 
complete repair by said Dorchester Railway Company. 

And it is further ordered that the said Dorchester Railway 
Company, in addition to the location already granted, is here- 
by authorized to locate and construct a single track, from 
their present track in Dorchester Avenue, over Dorchester 
Street (formerly Boston Street) to the dividing line between 
the City of Boston and the Town of Dorchester. And this 
additional location is granted under the express proviso and 
condition to the location, that the said Dorchester Railway 
Company shall pay the cost of filling up the portion of the 
said Dorchester Street, occupied by their track, which will be 



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required to bring said street to the grade which has been 
adopted. Further, that the track shall be laid in such portion 
of the street as the Committee on Paving and the Superin- 
tendent of Streets shall determine, and that the form of rail 
shall also be determined and approved by them. 

And further, that the mode and manner of keeping in 
repair the space within the said track, and two feet outside 
of each rail, shall be decided upon by the Committee on 
Paving and the Superintendent of Streets. 

And under the further express proviso and condition to this 
location, that the said Dorchester Railway Company, or its 
lessees, shall not run any omnibuses within the limits of 
this city. 

And under the further express proviso and condition to this 
location that the work of laying down the turnout and the 
track granted under the authority of this order shall not 
be commenced before the first day of April, 1860. Also, 
that the said Dorchester Railway Company shall accept this 
order of location and agree to its several provisions and 
conditions within ten days of the date of its passage, other- 
wise it shall be null and void. [Passed December 30, 1859. 
Accepted by Dorchester Railway Company, January 4, I860.] 

Third Location. 
The Dorchester Railway Company shall have the right to 
lay down an additional track in Dorchester Avenue, from 
Dorchester Street to Broadway, there to connect with the 
track of the Broadway Railroad Company now laid down in 
said avenue. 

The right to lay down this additional track is under the express 
proviso and condition, that the track now down in said avenue 
shall be so changed, that when the two tracks are laid down 
they shall occupy such portions of the roadway as the Com- 
mittee on Paving and the Superintendent of Streets shall 
determine. 

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Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
when the track now down in said avenue is changed, and the 
new track (authorized by this order of location) is laid down, 
granite blocks, of such size as the Superintendent of Streets 
shall direct, shall be placed on the outside and inside of each 
rail, and the roadway between the bridge over the track 
of the Boston and New York Central Railroad and Dorches- 
ter Street shall be paved inside of all the rails, and at least, 
three feet outside of the outer rail on either side, in addition 
to the granite blocks, with round or cobble stones. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
whenever the Board of Aldermen shall determine and order 
that the whole of said cartway or roadway lying between 
the bridge over the Boston and New York Central Railroad 
and Dorchester Street to be paved with stone material, said 
Dorchester Railway Company shall do the same at their ex- 
pense, to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Streets, 
and under his direction, who shall act under the authority of the 
Board of Aldermen in causing said Dorchester Railway Com- 
pany to pave the said roadway. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
said Dorchester Railway Company shall, after the rails 
are laid down, keep in good order and complete repair the 
whole of the cartway or roadway which is paved, also that 
portion that is unpaved, and lying between the bridge over 
the Boston and New York and Central Railroad and Dorches- 
ter Street which vehicles pass over, — that is to say, the 
gravelled surface outside of either outside rail. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that when- 
ever the Board of Aldermen shall from time to time deter- 
mine and order that any portion of said Dorchester Avenue, 
through and in which the additional track is located by the 
terms and under the authority of this order, shall be repaved 
with what they shall deem to be the best of stone material ; 
the whole expense of such paving shall be paid by the said 



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Dorchester Railroad Company, the work to be done by the 
Superintendent of Streets, under the authority of the Board 
of Aldermen. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that the 
whole work of laying down the track granted under authority 
of this order, shall be done under the direction, and to the 
satisfaction, of the Committee on Paving and Superintendent 
of Streets, and that the form of rail shall be satisfactory to 
them and receive their approval. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that the 
said Dorchester Railway Company shall accept this order of 
location, and agree to its several provisions and conditions, 
within fifteen days after the date of its passage, and file said 
' acceptance and agreement in writing with the City Clerk, 
otherwise it shall be null and void. [Passed Nov. 1, 1860. 
Acepted by Dorchester Railway Co., Nov. 14, I860.] 



MOUNT WASHINGTON AVENUE RAILROAD.* 

Commencing with a single track at the Worcester Rail- 
road Freight Depot, on the southerly side of Kneeland Street, 
thence continuing on the said southerly side of Kneeland 
Street to Sea Street, thence across Sea Street, thence upon 
and over said avenue with a double track to the foot of I 
Street, South Boston. 

The gauge of said track to be four feet eight and one half 
inches, and where a single track is laid the outer rail shall 
not be less than twelve feet and three inches from the 
opposite curb-stone ; the rails shall be of the same size and 
pattern as those used on the Third Avenue Railroad, in New 
York; the method of construction to be similar to that 
adopted on the railroads in New York ; and the work to be 
done to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Streets. 

And provided, also, that, at any time after the expiration of 

* This road has not been constructed. 



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one year from the opening for use of said railroad, the tracks 
of said road may be removed, by the Board of Aldermen of 
said city, if, in their opinion, the public convenience shall 
require it. [Passed Dec. 30, 1854.] 



BROADWAY RAILROAD. 



The tracks of the Broadway Railroad are located as fol- 
lows; but on the express condition to the location, that said 
railroad company shall at all times, after the rails are laid 
down, keep in good order and complete repair, at their own 
expense, that portion of all the streets through which the said 
rails are or may be laid, lying between the rails, and also 
that portion of the street lying outside of the rails and adja- 
cent thereto, extending one foot and a half from and outside 
of each rail throughout the whole length of said railroad, in 
the streets of the City of Boston. 

The repairing to be done at all times to the satisfaction of 
the Superintendent of Streets. 

One track in the centre of Fourth Street, from the junction 
of Fourth Street with P Street to K Street. 

One track in the centre of K Street, from Fourth Street to 
Broadway. 

Two tracks in the centre of Broadway, from K Street to 
the track of the Dorchester Avenue Railroad, in Dorchester 
Avenue. 

One track in Dorchester Avenue, from Broadway to the 
Federal Street Bridge, alongside of the track of the Dorches- 
ter Avenue Railroad. 

A turnout in Federal Street, to connect with the track of 
the Dorchester Avenue Railroad, commencing at the south- 
erly side of Lehigh Street, so called, and terminating a distance 
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One track in the centre of Kneeland Street, from Federal 
Street to South Street. 

One track in the centre of South Street, from Knee- 
land Street to Summer Street. 

One track in Summer Street, from South Street to the track 
of the Dorchester Avenue Railroad, in Federal Street. 

One track in the centre of Summer Street, from South 
Street to a point terminating at a distance of thirty feet from 
the edge-stone in front of the New South Church, with a suit- 
able turnout not exceeding one hundred feet in length con- 
nected therewith, and extending to the same distance from 
the said edge-stone of the New South Church ; — which turnout 
shall be located in such position as the Committee on Paving 
and the Superintendent of Streets shall direct. 

The stations to be as follows: — One at the junction of 
Broadway and Dorchester Street; one at the stable in Broad- 
way, between H and I streets j one at the junction of P and 
Fourth Streets, with a suitable turnout at each station. The 
length of the turnouts at the respective stations to be deter- 
mined by the Committee on Paving and the Superintendent 
of Streets, but in no instance to exceed two hundred feet in 
length. 

The location of the turnout above specified in Federal 
Street, between the Federal Street Bridge and Kneeland 
Street, is granted upon the express condition that it shall not 
be laid down until the assent is given in writing by the Dor- 
chester Avenue Railroad Company, and said assent filed with 
the City Clerk, that the track of the said Dorchester Avenue 
Railroad in Federal Street shall be so changed as that, when 
the additional track for the turnout of the Broadway Railroad 
Company shall have been laid down in said Federal Street, 
the two tracks of the two companies shall occupy the centre 
of said street, and the distance from the outer rail of each 
track to the edge-stone of the sidewalk shall not be less than 
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The location of the tracks, as above described, is granted 
with the further express condition that the whole work of 
laying down the said tracks shall be done under the direction 
and to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of Streets. 

The form of rail to be used to be satisfactory to the Com- 
mittee on Paving and the Superintendent of Streets, and to 
be approved by them. 

The location of the tracks, as above described, in Kneeland, 
South, and Summer streets, is granted with the further express 
condition that the said track shall not be used by any other 
horse railroad corporation without an express vote of the 
Board of Aldermen. [Passed March 24, 1858.] 

By an order passed August 3, 1858, leave was granted to 
the Broadway Railroad Company to connect their track with 
the track of the Dorchester Avenue Railroad on Federal Street, 
by laying near the foot of Summer Street two tracks, one curv- 
ing to the right and the other curving to the left, of such 
length, and laid in such manner, as the Superintendent of 
•Streets shall direct. 

By an order passed Nov. 22, 1859, leave was granted to 
the Broadway Railroad Company to construct a turnout on 
Fourth Street, near M Street. 

Second Location. 

In addition to the location already granted to the Broad- 
way Railroad Company to lay down tracks in several of the 
streets of the City of Boston, the said company shall have the 
right to lay down a single and independent track across the 
Federal Street Bridge ; thence in Federal Street to Kneeland 
Street, there to connect with the present track of said Broad- 
way Railroad Company ; in Beach Street from Federal Street 
to Harrison Avenue ; in Harrison Avenue from Beach to 
Essex Street ; in Essex Street from Harrison Avenue to 
Washington Street, there to connect with the track of the 
Metropolitan Railroad Company. Permission is hereby 



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granted to said Broadway Railroad Company to run cars 
over the track of the Metropolitan Eailroad in Tremont 
Street from West Street to the space in front of Scollay's 
Building, thence to Cornhill ; in Cornhill and in Washington 
Street from Cornhill to Essex Street, with the right to con- 
nect with the Dorchester Railway Company's track in Federal 
Street at Beach Street. 

The location of the single and independent track across the 
Federal Street Bridge, and in Federal Street from the said 
Bridge to Kneeland Street, is granted under the express yiroviso 
and condition to the location, that it shall not be laid down 
until the assent is given in writing by the Dorchester Railway 
Company, and said assent filed with the City Clerk, that the 
track of the said Dorchester Railway Company, now located 
in said part of Federal Street, shall be so changed that, when 
the two tracks are laid down, they shall occupy the centre of 
the cartway or roadway, so that the distance shall be the 
same from the outer rail of each track to the edge-stone of 
the sidewalk on either side. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
said Broadway Railroad Company shall, after the rails are 
laid down, keep in good order and complete repair the whole 
of the roadway or cartway of the said Federal Street Bridge 
and Federal Street, and the streets in which an independent 
location is granted by this order (viz : Beach Street, Harrison 
Avenue, and Essex Street), at their own expense, and to the 
satisfaction of the Superintendent of Streets ; and whenever 
the Board of Aldermen shall, from time to time, determine 
and order that any portion of the said streets through and in 
which the track is located, by the terms and under authority 
of this order, shall be repaved with what they shall deem to 
be the best of stone material; the whole expense of such 
paving shall be paid by the said Broadway Railroad Company; 
the work to be done by the Superintendent of Streets, under 
the authority of the Board of Aldermen. 



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Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that, in 
the construction of the said track, granite blocks, of such 
size as the Superintendent of Streets shall direct, shall be 
laid down inside and outside of each rail. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that the 
whole work of laying down the track granted by this order 
shall be done under the direction and to the satisfaction of 
the Committee on Paving and Superintendent of Streets. 

Also, that the form of rail to be used shall be satisfactory 
to the Committee on Paving and the Superintendent of 
Streets, and shall be approved by them. Also, that the work 
of laying down the tracks granted under the authority of this 
order shall not be commenced before the first day of April, 
1860. Also, that said Broadway Railroad Company shall 
run no omnibuses in the city proper. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the said Broadway Railroad Company shall accept this order 
of location, and agree to its several provisions and conditions, 
within twenty days of the date of its passage, otherwise it 
shall be null and void. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the compensation to be paid by the Broadway Railroad Com- 
pany to the Metropolitan Railroad Company, for running 
their cars over the track built by said Metropolitan Railroad 
Company, shall be such as the Board of Aldermen for the 
time being shall prescribe, if the two Corporations do not 
mutually agree upon the terms. 

The roadway or cartway mentioned in this order is to in- 
clude the whole space between the edge- stones supporting 
the sidewalks on either side. [Passed December 31, 1859. 
Accepted by Broadway Railroad Company, January 13, I860.] 



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SUFFOLK RAILROAD. 



The Suffolk Railroad Company shall have the right to lay 
down a single track in several streets of the City of Boston, 
as follows : Commencing at or near the People's Ferry Com- 
pany slip; thence over the avenue leading to Commercial 
Street ; thence northerly in said Commercial Street to 
Hanover Street; thence in Hanover Street to Court Street; 
thence on the track of the Middlesex Railroad Company in 
Court Street and Tremont Row, to the open space lying 
southerly of Scollay's Building, so called; thence on the 
track of the Metropolitan Railroad Company in said 
open space, and in Cornhill to Washington Street ; thence 
on the track of said Middlesex Railroad Company in Wash- 
ington Street, also in Dock Square and in Union Street; 
thence from Union Street to North Street ; thence in North 
Street to North Square; thence in North Square to Moon 
Street; thence in Moon Street to Fleet Street; thence 
easterly in said Fleet Street to Commercial Street ; thence 
in said Commercial Street to the avenue leading to the 
People's Ferry, with a right to lay down a track in Eastern 
Avenue, so called, to the East Boston Ferry Company's slip; 
also with the right to lay down a branch track in so much of 
that part of Hanover Street lying east of Commercial Street 
to a point at or near the Chelsea Ferry Company's slip, as 
is dedicated as a public street. The location hereby granted 
is with the express provision and condition that the rails shall 
be laid at such distances from the edge-stones in the afore- 
named streets as the Committee on Paving and Superin- 
tendent of Streets shall designate, and shall be approved by 
them. It is further ordered, that said Suffolk Railroad Com- 
pany shall have a right to lay down a single track in several 
of the streets of that part of the City of Boston called East 
Boston, viz : Commencing at or near the slip of the East 
Boston Ferry Company in Lewis Street; thence in said 
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Lewis Street to Maverick Square ; thence in the southeast- 
erly side of said Square to Chelsea Street; thence in said 
Chelsea Street to Chelsea Street Bridge. Again commenc- 
ing with a single track at or near the People's Ferry Com- 
pany slip ; thence in the Avenue leading from said slip to 
Sumner Street; thence in said Sumner Street to Belmont 
Square. Again commencing on Maverick Square and uniting 
with the track on Sumner Street ; thence in the northwest- 
erly side of said Square to Meridian Street; thence, with a 
double track, in said Meridian Street to the north end of Chel- 
sea New Bridge, so called, with the right to construct suitable 
turnouts on Belmont Square, Central Square, and Maverick 
Square. Also, with the right to lay down a single track in 
Saratoga Street, uniting with the tracks in Meridian Street. 
This location of the Suffolk Railroad is granted under the 
express proviso and condition that the said Suffolk Railroad 
Company shall, at all times after the rails are laid down, keep 
in good order and, complete repair, at their own expense, that 
portion of all streets through which the said rails may be 
laid in that part of the City of Boston called East Boston, 
and the avenues leading from the People's and East Boston 
Ferry Companies' slips to Commercial Street, lying within 
the rails, and also that part of the street lying outside of the 
rails and adjacent thereto, extending one foot and a half 
from and outside of each rail. Also, that said Suffolk Rail- 
road Company shall at all times after the rails are laid down, 
keep in good order and complete repair the whole of the road- 
way or cartway of the streets in which the track is located 
by this order in the City proper, viz : in Hanover, North, 
Moon, and. Fleet streets ; also twenty-five feet of the road- 
way or cartway of Commercial Street and North Square, at 
their own expense, and to the satisfaction of the Superin- 
tendent of Streets: and whenever the Board of Aldermen 
shall from time to time determine and order, that any portion 
of the said streets through and in which the track is located 



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by the terms of and under the authority of this order, shall 
be repaved with what they shall deem to be the best of stone 
material, the whole expense thereof shall be paid by the said 
Suffolk Railroad Company ; the work to be done by the 
Superintendent of Streets, under the authority of the Board 
of Aldermen. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the whole work of laying down the track granted by this 
order shall be done under the direction and to the satisfac- 
tion of the Superintendent of Streets. Also, that the form 
of rail to be laid down shall be satisfactory to the Committee 
on Paving and the Superintendent of Streets, and shall be 
approved by them. Also, that in laying down the rails 
granite blocks, of such size as the Superintendent of Streets 
shall direct, shall be laid down inside and outside of each 
rail. Also, that the work of laying down the track granted 
under authority of this order, shall not be commenced before 
the first of April, 1860. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the compensation to be paid by the said Suffolk Railroad 
Company to the Metropolitan Railroad Company and the 
Middlesex Railroad Company, for running their cars over the 
tracks built by said Metropolitan and Middlesex Railroad 
Companies, shall be such as the Board of Aldermen for the 
time being shall prescribe, if the said corporations do not 
themselves mutually agree upon the terms. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that the 
Board of Aldermen reserve the right to allow any other horse 
railroad company to run cars over the track, the location of 
which is granted by this order. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the said Suffolk Railroad Company shall accept this order of 
location, and agree to its several provisions and conditions 
within sixty days after its passage, otherwise it shall be null 
and void. 



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The roadway or cartway mentioned in this order is to 
include the whole space between the edge-stones supporting 
the sidewalks on either side of the streets. 

[Passed Dec. 31, 1859. Accepted by the Suffolk R. R. Co. 
Jan. 7, I860.] 

Seco?id Location. 

In addition to the right heretofore granted to the Suffolk 
Railroad Company to lay down tracks in several of the 
streets of the City of Boston, the said Company shall have 
the right to lay down a single track in Court Street from 
Hanover Street to a point westerly of the westerly corner of 
Brattle Street, there to connect with the track of the Middle- 
sex Railroad, said point of connection to be determined by 
the Committee on Paving and the Superintendent of Streets. 
Also in that part of the City called East Boston, a single 
track in Orleans Street from Sumner Street to Webster 
Street, in Webster Street from Orleans Street to its junction 
with Sumner Street. The right to lay down these additional 
tracks is granted under the same express conditions and pro- 
visions as contained in the order of location of the Suffolk 
Railroad Company passed Dec. 31, 1859. 

This order of location shall be null and void without the 
same is accepted by the said Suffolk Railroad Company within 
ten days of the date of its passage, and notice to that effect 
officially communicated in writing to the City Clerk. [Passed 
June 25, 1860. Accepted by Suffolk R. R. Co. June 26, I860.] 

Third Location. 

In addition to the right heretofore granted to the Suffolk 
Railroad Company to lay down tracks in several of the 
streets of the City of Boston, the said company shall have 
the further right to lay down single tracks with the necessary 
curves and turnouts, with permission to run their cars over 
,the tracks of the Metropolitan, Middlesex, and Cambridge 



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railroads in certain streets as hereinafter provided, as fol- 
lows : — 

Commencing in Washington Street, at or near the corner 
of Boylston Street, with a curve track to connect the track of 
the Metropolitan Railroad, in Washington Street, with their 
tracks on Boylston Street; thence in Boylston and Tremont 
Streets, with permission to enter upon and use the tracks of 
the said Metropolitan Railroad in said streets to the open 
space southerly of Scollay's Building. 

Again, commencing at the corner of Union and Hanover 
streets, there connecting the track of the Suffolk Railroad, now 
down on said Hanover Street, by a curve track with the track 
of the Middlesex Railroad in Union Street, thence upon the 
tracks of the said Middlesex Railroad in Union Street and 
Haymarket Square; thence across the Middlesex Railroad 
tracks by a single track to Haverhill Street ; thence by a 
single track in the centre of Haverhill Street to Causeway 
Street; thence westerly, by a single track in the centre of 
Causeway Street to Portland Street; thence in Portland 
Street upon the tracks of the Cambridge Railroad Company, 
so far as they now are or hereafter may be constructed by 
said Cambridge Railroad Company, and if not constructed by 
that Company, then upon a single track to be built by the 
said Suffolk Railroad Company; thence by a single track 
across Merrimac Street to Portland Street; thence by a 
single track in the centre of Portland Street to Sudbury 
Street, there to connect with the track of the Middlesex Rail- 
road ; thence in Sudbury Street and Court Street, and in 
Tremont Row upon the tracks of the Middlesex Railroad to 
the open space in front of Scollay's Building, thence in Corn- 
hill and in Washington Street on the tracks of the Metropoli- 
tan Railroad to Boylston Street. 

Again, commencing at the corner of North and Union 
streets, there connecting the track of the said Suffolk Rail- 
road by a curve track with the track of the Middlesex Rail- 



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road in Union Street, with the right to run cars over the same 
through Union Street to Hanover Street, thence across Hano- 
ver Street to the track of the Middlesex Railroad to Union 
Street. 

The right to lay down these additional tracks in Haverhill, 
Causeway, and Portland streets, is granted under the express 
proviso and condition that the said Suffolk Railroad Company 
shall make a correct return to the Board of Aldermen of the 
number of cars used upon the tracks of the said Suffolk Rail- 
road Company, and run and owned by them, and shall pay 
into the City Treasury for each successive six months ending 
» with the months of December and June in each year, the sum 
of one dollar for each car run over the tracks of said Suffolk 
Railroad, within ten days from the day said return was due, 
provided, that said sum may be at any time increased or 
decreased by the Board of Aldermen, whenever it may see 
fit ; and provided further, that said Company shall acquire no 
right not otherwise granted to it by the payment of said sum. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that the 
Board of Aldermen reserve the right to permit any other 
horse or street railroad company to run cars over the new 
tracks, authorized to be constructed by authority of this 
order, and also to regulate the number of cars which may be 
run to and from the depots on Causeway Street by this or 
any other company, and it is expressly provided, that the 
Metropolitan Railroad Company may run such number of 
cars to and from the said depots over the track granted by 
authority of this order as the Board of Aldermen shall from 
time to time prescribe, not exceeding one half of the whole 
number ; upon the express condition, however, and not otherwise, 
that the said Metropolitan Railroad Company shall give their 
assent in writing, which said assent shall be filed with the 
City Clerk, that the Suffolk Railroad Company may run their 
cars over the tracks of the said Metropolitan Railroad Com- 



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pany in Washington, Boylston, and Tremont streets, as pro- 
vided in this order.* 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
at the time of laying down of the tracks in Causeway Street, 
the portion of the said street through which the tracks are 
laid shall be wholly repaved with same material which now 
forms the pavement, now down on said street, by said Suffolk 
Railroad Company. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
said Suffolk Railroad Company shall, at all times after the 
rails are laid down, keep in good order and complete repair, the 
whole of the roadway or cartway of that portion of the 
streets in which the tracks are located by this order, at their 
own expense, and to the satisfaction of the Superintendent of 
Streets; and whenever the Board of Aldermen shall, from 
time to time determine and order that any of that portion of 
the said streets through and in which the tracks are located, 
by the terms and under the authority of this order, shall be 
repaved with what they shall deem to be the best of stone 
material, the whole expense of such paving shall be paid by 
the said Suffolk Railroad Company, the work to be done by 
the Superintendent of Streets, under the authority of the 
Board of Aldermen. 

Also, uu,der the further express proviso and condition, that the 
whole work of laying down the tracks granted under the 
authority of this order of location, shall be done under the 
direction and to the satisfaction of the Committee on Paving 
and the Superintendent of Streets, and that the form of rail 
shall be satisfactory to the Committee on Paving and the 
Superintendent of Streets, and shall be approved by them. 
Also, that the repaving of that portion of Causeway Street, 
specified in this order, shall be at such " crown " as the 
Superintendent of Streets shall determine, and the said work 
to be done under his supervision and direction. 

Also, under the further express proviso and co?idition, that in 

* Said assent has not been filed with the City Clerk. 



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the construction of the said tracks, granite blocks of such 
dimensions as the Superintendent of Streets shall direct, shall 
be laid down inside and outside of each rail. 

Also, under the farther express proviso and condition, that the 
right to enter upon and run cars over the tracks of the 
Metropolitan, Middlesex, and Cambridge Railroad Companies 
under authority of this order, shall be upon the condition that 
said Suffolk Railroad Company shall pay to said Metropolitan, 
Middlesex, and Cambridge Railroad companies such compen- 
sation for the use of their several tracks as may be agreed 
upon by the respective companies, and in case of disagree- 
ment, the compensation to be thus paid shall be determined 
by the Board of Aldermen for the time being. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
said Suffolk Railroad Company shall run no cars over the 
tracks of the Metropolitan Railroad Company in Boylston or 
Tremont streets, to wit, in Boylston Street from Washington 
to Tremont Street, — in Tremont Street from Boylston to 
Bromfield Street without the assent of said Metropolitan 
Railroad Company. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, that 
the single tracks authorized to be located by authority of 
this order, shall be laid down on or before June 1, 1861, 
otherwise the right so granted shall cease and be of no 
effect. 

Also, under the further express proviso and condition, to the 
location granted under the authority of this order, that said 
Suffolk Railroad Company shall accept this said order of 
location and agree to comply with its several provisions and 
conditions in writing within twenty days of the date of its 
passage, and file said acceptance and agreement with the City 
Clerk, otherwise it shall be null and void. The roadway or 
cartway mentioned in this order, is to include the whole space 
between the edge-stones supporting the sidewalks on both 
sides of the street. [Passed Jan. 5, 1861. Accepted by Suf- 
folk Railroad Company, Jan. 12, 1861.] 



CATALOGUE 



GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, 



IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF THEIR SERVICE, 



PROM ITS 



INSTITUTION, MAY 1, 1822, TO JANUARY 7, 1861, 



AN INDEX. 



PRELIMINARY REMARKS. 



MAYORS, 

The asterisk denotes the deceased. 

The Junior of Theodore Lyman omitted in 1839. 

The election of Mayor for 1845 was more warmly con- 
tested than in any former year. There were not less than 
eight several ballotings by the citizens. At the eighth trial, 
on the twenty-first of February, Thomas A. Davis was 
elected. 

In the mean time, from January to February 27, 1845, 
William Parker, one of the Aldermen, having been elected 
Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, performed the duties 
of Mayor. 

On the sixth of October, Thomas A. Davis being in 
declining health, resigned the office of Mayor, which resig- 
nation, however, was not accepted by the City Council; and 
on the twenty-second of November he died, being the first 
Mayor who has died in office since the organization of the 
City Government in 1822. 

On the eleventh of December, Josiah Quincy, Jr. was 
elected Mayor by the City Council, for the unexpired term 
of 1845. 

Benson Leavitt, one of the Board of Aldermen, acted as 
Chairman of the Board in the interval between the death of 
Mr. Davis and the election of Mr. Quincy. 

In 1851, Benjamin Seaver, having already been elected an 
Alderman of the city for 1852, was afterwards chosen Mayor 
for said year. 

At the commencement of the ensuing municipal year, 
1852, he resigned as an Alderman, and accepted the office 
of Mayor. 



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The election of Mayor for 1854 was continued through 
three ballotings, from December 12, 1853, to January 9, 1854. 
In the mean time, the duties of Mayor were performed by 
Benjamin L. Allen, Chairman of the Board of Aldermen. 

ALDERMEN. 

Nathaniel P, Russell, Daniel Baxter, Joseph H. Dorr, re- 
elected ; and Thomas B. Wales and Bedford Webster, elected 
1825, declined. 

George Blake, re-elected for 1826, declined. 

John Stevens, elected for 1832, died prior to the or- 
ganization. 

James Savage, elected for 1834, declined. 

In 1845, William Parker resigned. 

In 1848, George E. Head resigned, and was afterwards 
chosen one of the principal Assessors. 

In 1853, Lyman Perry, Esq., who had been duly elected an 
Alderman, died before his qualification. 

In 1856, Levi B. Meriam, Esq. died while in office. 

In 1858, Rufus B. Bradford resigned, and was afterwards 
appointed Measurer of Grain. 

In 1859, Timothy A. Sumner, Esq. resigned on account of 
illness, and soon afterwards died. 

At the municipal election in 1852, nine Aldermen had a 
majority of ballots; but in accordance with the statute, 
the eight who had the highest number of votes were de- 
clared elected. 

The Municipal Government for 1855 was the first one that 
was organized under the new or revised City Charter, which 
provided for the annual election of twelve Aldermen. 

COMMON COUNCIL. 

William Bowes Bradford, Ward 3, elected 1822, did not 
qualify himself, declining to be sworn, there being then no 
provision for affirmation, except for Quakers. 

Lucius Manlius Sargent, Ward 6, elected for 1827, 
declined. 



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Henry D. Gray and Isaac Harris, Ward 1 ; Eleazer 
Howard, Ward 2, and Joseph H. Thayer, Ward 9, elected 
for 1828; also, Holmes Hinckley, Ward 11, for 1845, de- 
clined prior to the organization. 

Samuel Thaxter, Ward 6, elected for 1830, declined. 

William Foster, Ward 6, elected for 1831, declined. 

John Boles, Ward 3, re-elected for 1838, declined. 

The Junior of George Morey, omitted 1829. 

Asa Adams, Ward 3, took the intermediate name of Perry, 
1830. 

The Junior of Joshua Seaver, Ward 6, omitted 1833. 

The Junior of Henry Fowle, Ward 2, omitted 1837. 

The Junior of Francis Brinley, Ward 10, omitted 1838. 

The Junior of Ezra Lincoln omitted 1851. 

Ezra Forristall, Ward 6, resigned in May, 1853, and was 
elected Superintendent of Health. 

Daniel J. Coburn, Ward 5, resigned in April, 1855, and 
was thereafter appointed Chief of Police. 

There have been seven successfully contested elections. 

The first, February 22, 1830, vacated the seat of a mem- 
ber from Ward 6, on the ground that " closing the poll 
before the hour at which the voters were notified it would be 
closed, was a violation of the rights of the voters." 

The second, May 7, 1835, vacated the seats of the members 
of Ward 3, who were returned as having been elected at an 
adjourned meeting, December 11, 1834, on the ground of 
irregular proceeding, to render the whole number of votes 
certain by taking the highest number of votes for candidates 
on each opposing ticket ; adjournment of the meeting by the 
sole authority of the Warden, and other irregularities, at the 
annual election, December 8. 

The third case, March 7, 1839, vacated the seats of three 
members of Ward 12, on the ground that a number of illegal 
voters, sufficient to affect the choice, voted at the polls. 

The fourth, February 9, 1843, vacated the seats of three 



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members from Ward 1, returned as elected at the adjourned 
meeting, December 14, on the ground that four votes for non- 
resident candidates (after having been first thrown out by 
the ward officers)* were counted at the annual election, 
December 12, thereby preventing the choice of two other 
candidates, who, by excluding the said four votes, were 
by the decision of the Council declared elected, leaving one 
vacancy. 

The fifth, February 27, 1851, vacated the seats of two 
members from Ward 3, on the ground that they were chosen 
at an adjourned meeting, which was illegally held. At the 
subsequent trial the same members were again returned to 
the Common Council. 

The sixth, January 20, 1853, vacated the seats of three 
members from Ward 3, on the ground that they were chosen 
at an adjourned meeting, which was illegally held. 

The seventh, in accordance with the Report of the Commtitee 
on Elections, vacated the seats of three members from Ward 
11, on the ground that the Mayor and Aldermen had no right 
to issue warrants for election of members of the Common 
Council, after the annual election, and before the organiza- 
tion of the Government elect. But inasmuch as the elections 
in question were conducted bona fide and no other informality 
was apparent, and as this custom of supplementary elections 
had been in vogue for twenty years, the members thus elected 
were by the votes of the Common Council declared entitled 
to their seats. The passage of the Plurality Law of 1854 
will remedy most of these cases for the future. 

* This fact was admitted, though not stated in the Report of the Committee. 



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18 2 2. 



♦Samuel Billings, 
♦Ephraim Eliot, 
Jacob Hall, 



Ward 1. 
♦William Barry, 
*Thaddeus Page, 
Charles Wells, 
•Simon Wilkinson. 

Ward 2. 
♦Martin Bates, 
Benjamin Lamson, 
•Henry Orne, 
•Joseph Stodder. 
Ward 3. 
♦Theodore Dexter, 
Joshua Emmons, 
♦Samuel Jones. 
(See Notes.) 

Ward 4. 
♦Joseph Cooledge, 
♦Samuel Perkins, 
♦Robert Gould Shaw, 
Joel Thayer. 



HATOE, 

*JOHN PHILLIPS. 

ALDERMEN, 

♦Joseph Head, 
♦Joseph Jenkins, 
♦Joseph Lovering, 
•Samuel I'. McCleary, City Clerk 



♦Nathaniel Pope Russell, 
♦Bryant Parrott Tilden. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 

George Washington Coffin, 
♦Thomas Kendall, 
♦Horatio Gates Ware, 
♦Isaac Winslow. 
Ward 6. 
♦Samuel Appleton, 

Thomas Motley, 

Jesse Shaw, 
♦William Sullivan. 

Ward 7. 
♦Jonathan Amory, 
♦Patrick Tracy Jackson, 
♦Augustus Peabody, 
♦Enoch Silsby. 

Ward 8. 
♦David Watts Bradlee, 
♦Peter Chardon Brooks, 
♦James Perkins, 
♦Benjamin Russell. 
♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
♦Jonathan Davis, 
♦Hawkes Lincoln, 
♦William Prescott,Presi'rfenf , 
♦John Welles. 

Ward 10. 
♦Andrew Brake, 
♦Daniel Lewis Gibbens, 
♦David Collson Moseley, 
♦Isaac StevenS. 

Ward 11. 
*George Watson Brimmer, 
♦Asa Bullard, 
♦Barzillai Holmes, 
♦Winslow Lewis. 

Ward 12. 
♦Cyrus Alger, 
John French, 
♦John Howe, 
Moses Williams. 



18 2 3. 



♦Daniel Baxter, 
♦George Odiorne, 
♦David Weld Child, 



MAYOR, 

JOSIAH QUINCY. 

AID ERMEN, 

♦Joseph Hawley Dorr, 
♦Ashur Benjamin, 
♦Enoch Patterson, 



♦Caleb Eddy, 
♦Stephen Hooper. 



♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Wardl. 
♦Thaddeus Page, 
♦Simon Wilkinson, 
♦John Elliot, 

Joseph Wheeler. 
Ward 2. 
*Martin Bates, 

Benjamin Lamson, 
♦Joseph Stodder, 
♦John Parker Boyd. 

Ward 3. 
♦Theodore Dexter, 
♦Samuel Jones, 
♦John Richardson Adan, 
♦John Damarisque Dyer. 

Ward 4. 
♦Joseph Cooledge, 
♦Samuel Perkins, 
♦Robert Gould Shaw, 
♦Henry Farnum. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
♦Thomas Kendall, 
♦Isaac Winslow, 
*Elias Haskell, 
♦John Sullivan Perkins. 
Ward 6. 

Joseph Stacy Hastings, 
♦Joel Prouty, 
♦John Stevens, 
*William Wright. 

Ward 7. 
♦Jonathan Amory, 
♦Enoch Silsby, 

Samuel Swett, 

Charles Pelham Curtis. 

Ward 8. 
♦Benjamin Russell, 

James Savage, 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 

Samuel King Williams. 

♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
♦Jonathan Davis, 
♦Hawkes Lincoln. 
♦John Welles, President, 

Lewis Tappan. 
Ward 10. 

Aaron Baldwin, 
♦David Francis, 
♦Francis Johonnot Oliver, 
♦Thomas Beale Wales. 

Ward 11. 
♦Asa Bullard, 
♦Charles Howard, 

Joseph Stedman, 
♦Joseph Willett. 
Ward 12. 

Samuel Bradlee, 
♦Noah Brooks, 

Francis Jackson, 

Charles Sprague. 



♦Daniel Baxter, 
♦George Odiorne, 
♦David Weld Child, 
♦Joseph Hawley Dorr, 



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18 2 4. 

MAYOR, 

JOSIAH QUINCY. 

ALDERMEN, 

♦Ashur Benjamin, 
*Enoeh Patterson, 
♦Caleb Eddy, 



♦Stephen Hooper, (died Sep- 
tember,) 

*Cyrus Alger, (From No- 
vember.) 



♦SAMUEL F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
♦William Barry, 
♦John Elliot, 
Joseph Wheeler, 
♦Michael Tombs. 
Ward 2. 
♦William Little, Jr., 
♦Oliver Reed, 
♦Joseph Stone, 
♦Thaddeus Page. 
Ward 3. 
♦John Richardson Adan, 
♦John Damarisque Dyer, 
Edward Page, 
William Sprague. 
Ward 4. 
♦Joseph Cooledge, 
♦Robert Gould Shaw, 
♦Jeremiah Fitch, 
William Rounsville Pierce 
Washburn. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 
Ward 5. 
♦Elias Haskell, 
♦Eliphalet Porter Hartshorn. 
♦George Washington Otis, 
♦Winslow Wright. 
Ward 6. 

Joseph Stacy Hastings, 
♦Joel Prouty, 
♦William Wright, 

Thomas Wiley. 
Ward 7. 

Charles Pelham Curtis, 
♦William Goddard, 
♦Elijah Morse, 

Isaac Parker. 

Ward 8. 
♦Benjamin Russell, 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 

Samuel King Williams, 
♦Benjamin Willis. 

♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
♦Jonathan Davis, 
♦Hawkes Lincoln, 
John Ballard, 
John Chipman Gray. 

Ward 10. 
♦Thomas Beale Wales, 
James Savage, 
♦Phineas Upham. 
♦Francis Johonnot Oliver, 
President. 

Ward 11. 

Josiah Stedman, 

Samuel Frothingham, 
♦Giles Lodge, 

Charles Sprague. 
Ward 12. 

Samuel Bradlee, 

Francis Jackson, 
♦Isaac Thorn, 

Charles Bemis. 



18 2 5 



♦Daniel Carney, 
♦John Bellows, 
♦Josiah Marshall, 



MAYOR, 

JOSTAH QUINCY. 

ALDERMEN, 

♦John Damarisque Dyer, 
♦Thomas Welsh, Jr., 
♦George Blake, 



♦Henry Jackson Oliver, 
John Bryant. 



♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
*William Barry, 
♦John Elliot, 
♦Kobert Fennelly, 
Lewis Lerow. 

Ward 2. 
Oliver Reed, 
♦Scammel Penniman, 
♦Benjamin Clark, 
♦John Fenno. 

Ward 3. 
♦John Richardson Adan, 
♦ Thomas Wells, 
♦Abraham Williams Fuller, 
Amos Farnsworth. 

Ward 4. 
♦Joseph Cooledge, 
William Rounsville Pierce 

Washburn, 

♦George Hallet, 

' ♦Theodore Dexter. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 
Ward 5. 
♦John Sullivan Perkins, 

Ezra Dyer, 
♦Charles Tracy, 
♦William Simonds. 
Ward 6. 

Joseph Stacy Hastings, 

Thomas Wiley, 
♦Isaac Waters, 
♦Samuel Thaxter. 
Ward 7. 

Charles Pelham Curtis, 
♦William Goddard, 

Elijah Morse, 
♦Isaac Parker. 

Ward 8. 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 
♦Benjamin Willis, 

Jeffrey Richardson, 
*Josiah Bradlee. 

♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
John Chipman Gray, 
♦Franklin Dexter, 
♦Jeremiah Smith Boies, 
♦Levi Meriam. 

Ward 10. 
♦Francis Johonnot Oliver, 

President, 
James Savage, 
♦Jonathan Simonds, 
John Parker Rice. 

Ward 11. 
Samuel Frothingham, 
♦Giles Lodge, 
George Morey, Jr., 
♦Joshua Vose. 

Ward 12. 
♦John Stevens, 
♦Adam Bent, 
♦Oliver Fisher, 
Ephraim Groves Ware. 



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♦Daniel Carney, 
*John Bellows, 
*Josiah Marshall, 



MAYOR, 

JOSIAH QUINCY. 

ALDERMEN, 

, *Thomas Welsh, Jr., 

♦Henry Jackson Oliver, 
I *John Foster Loring, 
♦Samuel F. McCleart, City Clerk. 



Francis Jackson, 
*Edw. Hutchinson Bobbins 



Ward 1. 
♦William Barry, 

Lewis Lerow, 
♦Lemuel P. Grosvenor, 

Samuel Aspinwall. 

Ward 2. 
*Scammel Penniman, 
♦Benjamin Clark, 
♦John Fenno, 

Nathaniel Faxon. 

Ward 3. 

♦John Richardson Adan.Pres. 
♦William Sprague, 

Amos Farnsworth, 

Asa Adams. 

Ward 4. 
♦George Hal let, 
♦William Howe, 
*John Warren James, 
♦Joseph Eveleth, 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Ezra Dyer, 
♦Charles Tracy, 
♦Jonathan Thaxter, 
William Parker. 
Ward 6. 
Joseph Stacy Hastings, 
Thomas Wiley, 
♦Isaac Waters, 
♦Samuel Thaxter. 
Ward 7. 
♦Augustus Peabody, 
Charles Pelham Curtis, 
♦Isaac Parker, 
Edward Brooks. 
Ward 8. 
Francis Bassett, 
Joseph Helger Thayer, 
♦Joseph Hawley Dorr, 
John Baker. 
♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

John Chipman Gray, 
♦Jeremiah Smith Boies, 
♦Levi Meriam, 

Charles Torrey. 
Ward 10. 

Aaron Baldwin, 

John Parker Eice, 

Solomon Piper, 

Charles Barnard. 
Ward 11. 
*Giles Lodge, 

George Morey, Jr., 
♦Joshua Vose, 
♦Thomas Brewer. 
Ward 12. 
♦John Stevens, 
♦Adam Bent, 
♦Oliver Fisher, 

Henry Hatch. 



18 2 7 



•Cyrus Alger, 
♦John Bellows, 
♦Thomas Welsh, Jr. 



MAYOR, 

JOSIAH QUINCY 

ALDERMEN, 

♦John Foster Loring, 
♦Jeremiah Smith Boies, 
♦Robert Fennelly, 
♦Samuel F. McOleary, City Clerk 



♦Thomas B. Wales, 
James Savage. 



Ward 1. 
♦William Barry, 
♦Simon Wilkinson, 
*John Elliot, 
Samuel Aspinwall. 

Ward 2. 
♦Benjamin Clark, 
*Scammel Penniman, 
*John Warren James, 
♦John Floyd Truman. 

Ward 3. 
♦John Richardson Adan,P/es. 
♦John Damarisque Dyer, 
Asa Adams, 
Thomas Gould. 

Ward 4. 

William Eounsville Pierce 

Washburn, 

♦George Hallet, 

♦William Howe, 

♦J oseph Eveleth. 

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COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
♦Jonathan Thaxter, 
William Parker, 
Lewis Glover Pray, 
♦George Lane. 

Ward 6. 
♦Isaac Waters, 
♦Samuel Thaxter, 
♦Jonathan Loring, 
♦Joseph Warren Lewis. 

Ward 7. 
♦Samuel Dorr, 
Samuel Dexter Ward, 
♦John Arno Bacon, 
♦Thomas Walley Phillips. 

Ward 8. 
♦David Watts Bradlee, 
♦Benjamin Eussell, 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 
♦Joshua Sears. 

♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

John Chipman Gray, 
♦Levi Meriam, 
♦Gamaliel Bradford. 

John Prescott Bigelow. 

Ward 10. 
•Jonathan Simonds, 

George Brinley, 

William Parker, 

Charles Sprague. 
Ward 11. 
♦Giles Lodge, 

George Morey, Jr., 
♦Joshua Vose, 

Josiah Vose. 

Ward 12. 
♦Adam Bent, 
♦William Wright, 
♦William Little, Jr., 
♦George Gay. 



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♦John Foster Loring, 
♦Robert Fennelly, 
James Savage, 



18 28. 

MAYOR, 

JOSIAH QUINCY. 

ALDERMEN, 

♦Thomas Kendall, 
♦James Hall, 
*Phineas Upham, 



♦John Pickering, 
*Samuel Turell Armstrong 



♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 

Samuel Aspinwall. 
♦Ninian Clark Bettbn, 
♦Horace Fox, 
*Eleazer Pratt. 

Ward 2. 
* John Warren James, 

Frederick Gould, 
♦Henry Fowle, Jr., 

Geo. Washington Johnson. 

Ward 3. 
♦John RichardsonAdan,fV&s 
♦John D. Dyer, (res. April,) 

Thomas Gould, 
♦Levi Roberts Lincoln, 
♦Jas. L.P. Orrok, (from May.) 

Ward 4. 
♦Joseph Eveleth, 

Quincy Tufts, 

Andrew Cunningham, Jr., 
♦James Means. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
♦George Washington Otis, 

William Parker, 

Lewis Glover Pray, 
♦George Lane. 

Ward 6. 
♦Isaac Waters, 
♦Francis Johonnot Oliver, 
♦Ebenezer Appleton, 
♦David Moody. 

Ward 7. 
♦John Arno Bacon, 
♦John Belknap, 
♦Geo.W. Adams,(fromMay,) 

Thos. Wren Ward, (res. July,) 

Waldo Flint, (res. Feb.,) 
♦Benj. T. Pickman, (fr. Aug.) 

Ward 8. 
♦Benjamin Russell, 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 

Samuel King Williams, 

Thomas Lamb. 

♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

John Chipman Gray, 

John Prescott Bigelow, 
♦Norman Seaver, 
♦Daniel Lewis Gibbens. 

Ward 10. 
♦Jonathan Simonds, 

William Parker, 
♦Robt.Treat Paine, (fr. May, > 
*John Lowell, Jr., 
*Geo. Bethune, (res. April.) 

Ward 11. 
*Otis Everett, 
♦Otis Turner, 
*Perez Gill, 
*Payson Perrin. 
Ward 12. 

Alpheus Cary, 

Walter Cornell, 
♦Joseph Neale Howe, 

Benjamin Stevens. 



18 2 9 



MAYOR, 

*HARRISON GRAY OTIS. 



*Henry Jackson Oliver, 
*John Foster Loring, 
♦Thomas Kendall, 



ALDERMEN, 



*James Hall, 

*Samuel Turell Armstrong, 
♦Benjamin Russell, 
♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk 



♦Winslow Lewis, 
Charles Wells. 



Ward 1. 
♦Ninian Clark Betton, 
♦Eleazer Pratt, 

John Wells, 
♦Christopher Gore. 
• Ward 2. 
♦John Warren James, 

Henry Sewall Kent, 

Samuel Ellis, 
♦Thos. Reed,( died February, 
♦Daniel Ballard, (fr. March. 
Ward 3. 

Thomas Gould, 
♦Levi Roberts Lincoln, 

Joseph Bradley, 
♦Amos Bradley Parker. 
Ward 4. 

Quincy Tufts, 

Andrew Cunningham, 
♦John Rayner, 

Samuel Davenport Torrey. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
♦Jonathan Thaxter, 

William Parker, 
♦George Lane, 
♦Joseph Eveleth. 
Ward 6. 
♦Isaac Waters, 
♦Samuel Austin, Jr., 

Jared Lincoln, 
♦Samuel Goodhue. 

Ward 7. 
♦Geo W.Adams, (died May,) 
♦BeDjamin Toppan Pickman, 
♦Thomas Wetmore, 

Walter Frost, 

Isaac Danforth, (from May.) 

Ward 8. 
♦Eliphalet Williams, PresH, 

Samuel King Williams, 
♦Thomas Minns, 

James Brackett Richardson. 

♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

John Prescott Bigelow, 
♦Jacob Amee, 

Levi Brigham, 
♦Daniel Lewis Gibbens. 

Ward 10. 
♦Jonathan Simonds, 
♦John Lowell, Jr., 
♦Samuel Leonard Abbott, 

Charles Casey Starbuck. 

Ward 11. 
♦Otis Everett, 
♦Otis Turner, 
♦Perez Gill, 
♦Payson Perrin. 

Ward 12. 
♦Oliver Fisher, 

Walter Cornell, 

Aaron Willard, Jr., 
♦Isaac Parker Townsend. 



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18 3 



*Henry Jackson Oliver, 
*John Foster Loring, 
*Samuel Turell Armsiron, 



M A T O K , 

*HARRISON GRAY OTIS. 

ALDERMEN, 



*Benjamin Russell, 
*Winslow Lewis, 
Charles Wells, 
*SAMUEL F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



*John Burbeck McCleary, 
Moses Williams. 



Ward 1. 
♦Ninian Clark Betton, 
*Eleazer Pratt, 
♦Christopher Gore, 

Simon Wiggin Robinson. 
Ward 2. 
*John Warren James, 

Samuel Ellis, 
♦Daniel Ballard, 
♦John B. Wells. 
Ward 3. 

Thomas Gould, 
♦Levi Roberts Lincoln, 
*Larra Crane, 

Michael Lovell. 
Ward 4. 

Quincy Tufts, 
*John Rayner, 

Samuel Davenport Torrey, 

Washington Parker Gragg 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
♦Winslow Wright, 
♦Joseph Eveleth, 
Levi Boynton Haskell, 
Charles Leighton. 
Ward 6. 
♦Isaac Waters, 
♦Samuel Austin, Jr., 
Jared Lincoln, 
Joshua Seaver, 
Benjamin Parker, (seat va- 
cated in February.) 

Ward 7. 
♦Benj.Toppan Pickman,Pres 
*Thomas Wetmore, 
Isaac Danforth, 
Elias Hasket Derby. 

Ward 8. 
♦Thomas Minns, 
James Brackett Richardson 
♦Joseph Reynolds Newell, 
♦Leach Harris. 
♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

John Prescott Bigelow, 
♦Jacob Amee, 

Levi Brigham, 
♦Ed. Goldsborough Prescott. 

Ward 10. 
♦John Parker Rice, 
♦John Lowell, Jr., 
♦Samuel Leonard Abbott, 
♦Levi Bliss. 

Ward 11. 
♦Otis Everett, 
♦Perez Gill, 
♦Jabez Ellis, 

Joseph Hay. 

Ward 12. 

Henry Hatch, 

Aaron Willard, Jr., 
♦Thomas Melville Vinson, 
♦James Wright. 



3 1. 



*Henry Jackson Oliver, 
♦Samuel Turell Armstrong, 
♦Benjamin Russell, 



MAYOR, 

*HARRISON GRAY OTIS. 

ALDERMEN, 

♦John Burbeck McCleary, I ♦John Binney, 

♦Henry Farnum, ♦Richard Devens Harris. 

♦Adam Bent, 



♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 

Simon Wiggin Robinson, 

John Brigden Tremere, 

Charles French, 

Frederick Gould. 
Ward 2. 
*John Warren James, 
♦Daniel Ballard, 
♦Ephraim Milton, 
♦Daniel Dickenson. 

Ward 3. 
♦Larra Crane, 

James Clark, 

Asa Swallow, 
♦Samuel Chessman. 

Ward 4. 
♦Joseph Eveleth, 
♦John Rayner, 

Washington Parker Gragg, 

Joshua Parker Flint. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 
Ward 5. 
♦Winslow Wright, 
William Parker, 
Levi Boynton Haskell, 
Charles Leighton. 
Ward 6. 
Joseph Stacy Hastings, 
♦Isaac Waters, 
♦Ensign Sargent, 
Stephen Titcomb. 

Ward 7. 
♦Benj. Toppan Pickman, Pres. 
♦Thomas Wetmore, 
Levi Bartlett, 
♦Abbot Lawrence. 
Ward 8. 
♦Thomas Minns, 
James Brackett Richardson, 
♦Joseph Reynolds Newell, 
♦Leach Harris. 
♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

John Prescott Bigelow, 
♦Jacob Amee, 

*Ed. Goldsborough Prescott, 
♦Ed. Hutchinson Robbins. 

Ward 10. 
♦Samuel Leonard Abbott, 
♦Levi Bliss, 
♦Ebenezer Bailey, 

Josiah Pierce. 

Ward 11. 
♦Otis Everett, 
♦Perez Gill, 
♦Jabez Ellis, 

Joseph Hay. 

Ward 12. 

Henry Hatch, 

Aaron Willard, Jr., 
♦Thomas Melville Vinson, 
♦John Stevens. 



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♦Henry Jackson Oliver, 
♦Benjamin Russell, 
♦John Burbeck McCleary, 
♦Henry Farnum, 



18 3 2. 

MAYOR, 

CHARLES WELLS. 

ALDERMEN, 

$ John Binney, i *James Bowdoin, 

♦Richard D. Harris, (res. *John Stevens, (died,) 

February,) *William Tileston. (frora 

*Jabez Ellis, j February.) 



♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 

Simon Wiggin Robinson, 

Charles French, 

John Centre, 
*Bill Richardson. 
Ward 2. 
*John "Warren James, 
*Ephraim Milton, 
♦Daniel Dickenson, 

John Brigden Tremere. 
Ward 3. 
*Larra Crane, 
*James Clark, 

Asa Swallow, 
♦Samuel Chessman. 

Ward 4. 
*George Hallet, 
♦Joseph Eveleth, 
*John Rayner, 

Joshua Parker Flint. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
♦Eliphalet Porter Hartshorn . 
William Parker, 
Levi Boynton Haskell, 
Charles Leighton. 

Ward 6. 
Joseph Stacy Hastings, 
*Isaac Waters, 
Jonathan Porter, 
*Grenville Temple Winthrop. 

Ward 7. 
♦Isaac Parker, 
Thomas Wetinore, 
Levi Bartlett, 
Henry Rice. 

Ward 8. 
♦Thomas Minns, 
Richard Hildreth, 
*James Brown, 
*John Lewis Dimmock. 
♦Thomas Clark, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

John Prescott Bigelow, Prea. 
*Jacob Amee, 

*Ed. Goldsborough Prescott, 
*Ed. Hutchinson Robbins. 

Ward 10. 
*Ebenezer Bailey, 

Josiah Pierce, 

Francis Brinley, Jr., 

John Collamore, Jr. 
Ward 11. 

J oseph Hay, 

John Lillie Phillips, 
*Gilman Prichard, 
*Henry Willis Kinsman . 
Ward 12. 

Henry Hatch, 
*Thomas Hunting, 

Ebenezer Hayward, 

Joseph Harris, Jr. 



18 3 3. 



*Henry Farnum, 
*John Binney, 
*Jabez Ellis, 



mayor, 

CHARLES WELLS. 

ALDERMEN, 

*William Tileston, 
*Thomas Wetmore, 
*Samuel Fales, 



Joseph Warren Revere, 
Benjamin Fiske. 



♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 

Simon Wiggin Robinson, 
♦Bill Richardson, 

Enoch Howes Snelling, 
*Thomas Hart Thompson. 

Ward 2. 
*John Warren James, 
*John B. Wells, 

Henry Andrews, 

George Priest Thomas. 
Ward 3. 
*Larra Crane, 
*James Clark, 
♦Samuel Chessman, 

Philip Adams. 

Ward 4. 
♦Robert Gould Shaw, 
♦Joseph Eveleth, 

Edward Blake, 
♦Silas Pierce Tarbell. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
♦Eliphalet Porter Hartshorn, 

Charles Leighton, 
♦Abel Phelps, 
♦Perez Loring. 

Ward 6. 

Joseph Stacy Hastings, 
♦Isaac Waters, 
♦Grenville Temple Winthrop, 

Luther Parks. 

Ward 7. 

Levi Bartlett, 

Henry Rice, 

William Tappan Eustis, 

Josiah Quincy, Jr. 

Ward 8. 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 
♦Silas Bullard, 
*Francis Osborn Watts, 
♦Abner Bourne. 
Richard G. Waitt, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

John Prescott Bigolow,Prf .?. 
♦Jacob Amee, 

♦Ed. Goldsborough Prescott. 

♦Oliver Wm.BournePeabody. 

Ward 10. 

Josiah Pierce, 
♦Daniel Messinger, 
♦Israel Martin, 

Thomas Richards Dascomb. 
Ward 11. 

Robert Treat Paine, 

John Ooggett, 

Samuel Gilbert, Jr., 
*Ruel Baker. 

Ward 12. 
♦Thomas Hunting, 

Joseph Harris, Jr., 

James Blake, 
♦Josiah Dunham. 



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MAYOR, 

*THEODORE LYMAN, JR. 

ALDERMEN, 



*Jabez Ellis, 
Thomas Wetmore, 
*Samuel Fales, 



Charles Leighton, 
*Josiah Dunham, 
♦Nathan Gurney, 
♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Samuel Atkins Eliot, 
Samuel Greele. 



Ward 1. 

Enoch Howes Snelling, 

Henry D. Gray, 

Robert Keith, 
*Henry Jackson Oliver. 

Ward 2. 
*John Warren James, 

John Brigden Tremere, 

George Washington Smith 
*Joseph Melcher Leavitt. 

Ward 3. 
*John Snelling, 
*Simon Green Shipley, 
*Joshua Sears, 
♦Samuel Chessman. 
Ward 4. 

Ammi Cutter, 
♦Ezra Trull, 

Asa Lewis, 

George Worthington Lewis. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
♦Michael Roulstone, 

Kath'l FellowsCunningham 
*Calvin Washburn, 

Enoch Hobart. 
Ward 6. 
*Jesse Shaw, 

Joseph Stacy Hastings, 
*Grenville Temple Winthrop, 

George Washington Bazin. 
Ward 7. 

Levi Bartlett, 

Henry Rice, 

William Tappan Eustis, 

Josiah Quincy, Jr., President 

Ward 8. 
*Eliphalet Williams, 

James Brackett Richardson, 

Henry Sargent, 
*Edward Cruft, Jr. 
Richard G. Waitt, .Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
*Ed. Goldsborough Prescott, 
*01iverWm. Bourne Peabody 
*Benjamin Apthorp Gould, 

Isaac McLellan, Jr. 
Ward 10. 
♦Daniel Messenger, 
♦Israel Martin, 

Thomas Richards Dascomb, 
*William Reed. 

Ward 11. 

Robert Treat Paine, 
*Ruel Raker, 

Elias Bond Thayer, 

Philip Marrett. 
Ward 12. 
♦Thomas Hunting, 

Joseph Harris, Jr., 

James Blake, 

Josiah Lee Currell Amee. 



18 3 5. 



MAYOR, 

*THEODORE LYMAN, JR. 

ALDERMEN, 



*Winslow Lewis, 

*John Burbeck McCleary, 

*Thomas Wetmore, 



Charles Leighton, 
*Josiah Dunham, 
♦Nathan Gurney, 



Samuel Atkins Eliot, 
Samuel Greele. 



♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 

Henry D. Gray, 

Robert Keith, 

Isaac Harris, 

Caleb Gould Loring. 
Ward 2. 
*John Warren James, 
♦Stephen William Olney, 

Lewis Josselyn, 

Thomas Hollis. 

Ward 3. 
*John Snelling, 
♦Simon Green Shipley, 
♦William Turner Spear, 

George Washington Smith. 
Ward 4. 

Moses Grant, 

George William Gordon, 

Henry Lincoln, 
♦Benajah Brigham. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
♦Calvin Washburn, 

Enoch Hobart, 

AbrahamWaters Blanchard 

John Cochran Park. 

Ward 6. 
♦Jesse Shaw, 

Stephen Titcomb, 
♦Jonathan Chapman, 
♦Amos Wood. 

Ward 7. 

William Tappan Eustis, 

Josiah Quincy, Jr., President. 

Horatio Masa Willis, 
♦James Means. 

Ward 8. 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 
♦Edward Cruft, Jr., 
♦Ebenezer Bailey, 
♦Horace Dupee. 
Richard G. Waitt, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
♦Daniel Lewis Gibbens, 
♦Benjamin Apthorp Gould, 
♦Zebedee Cook, Jr., 
♦James Harris. 

Ward 10. 

Solomon Piper, 
♦Israel Martin, 

Richard Sullivan Fay, 
♦JedediahTuttle. 
Ward 11. 
♦Ruel Baker, 

Elias Bond Thayer. 

Philip Marrett, 
♦John Thompson. 
Ward 12. 
♦Thomas Hunting, 

William Bradlee Dorr, 

John Green, Jr., 
♦John Bliss Stebbins. 



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1836. 

M A T O E , 

*SAMUEL TURELL ARMSTRONG. 

ALDERMEN, 



*Winslow Lewis, 

*John Burbeck McCleary, 

*Josiah Dunham, 



♦Nathan Gurney, 
Samuel Gi*eele, 
♦Joseph Henshaw Hayward, 



*Thomas Hunting, 
*Samuel Quinoy. 



*Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Wardl. 

Enoch Howes Snelling, 
♦Joseph Bassett, 

Gilbert Nurse, 

William Eaton. 
Ward 2. 

Lewis Josselyn, 
*Thatcher Rich Raymond, 

Nathan Carruth, 

Thomas Moulton. 
Ward 3. 

John Boles, 

Benjamin Kimball, 

Jason Dyer Battles, 

Asa Barker Snow. 
Ward 4. 

Moses Grant, 

George William Gordon, 

Henry Lincoln, 
♦Benajah Brigham, 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Abraham Waters Blanchard 
John Cochran Park, 
Geo. Washington Edmands, 
Ebenezer Ellis. 
Ward 6. 

♦Isaac Waters', 

♦Jonathan Chapman, 

*Amos Wood, 
Henry Upham. 

Ward 7. 
William Tappan Eustis, 
Josiah Q\iincy,JT., President, 
Henry Edwards, 
James Thomas Hobart. 
Ward 8. 

*Eliphalet Williams, 

♦Horace Dupee, 

♦William Greene Eaton, 
Aaron Breed. 

Richard G Waitt, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
♦Daniel Lewis Gibbens, 
♦Benjamin Apthorp Gould, 
♦James Harris, 

Thomas Coffin Amory. 
Ward 10. 

Solomon Piper, 
♦Israel Martin, (res. March,) 
♦Jedediah Tuttle, 
♦Elbridge Gerry Austin, 

Benj. Yeaton, (from April.) 
Ward 11. 

Elias Bond Thayer, 

Philip Marrett, 

John Thompson, 

Benjamin Marshall Nevers. 
Ward 12. 

Alpheus Stetson, 
♦Stephen Child, 
♦George Savage, 

Solon Jenkins. 



18 3 7. 



*Henry Farnum, 
♦Thomas Wetmore, 
♦Nathan Gurney. 



MAYOR, 

SAMUEL ATKINS ELIOT. 

AL DERMEN , 



♦Joseph Henshaw Hayward, 
♦Thomas Hunting, 
♦Samuel Quincy, 
♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



♦John B. Wells, 
Thomas Richardson. 



Ward 1. 
*Eleazer Pratt, 

Isaac Harris, 
^Erasmus Thompson,(d. Aug) 

Thomas Hudson, 

Samuel Locke Cutter. 
Ward 2. 

Lewis Josselyn, 
*Thatcher Rich Raymond, 

Nathan Carruth, 

Thomas Moulton. 
Ward 3. 

John Boles, 

Jason Dyer Battles, 

Asa Barker Snow, 

William Orne Haskell. 
Ward 4. 

Moses Grant, 

George William Gordon, 

Joseph Thornton Adams, 
*Lemuel Putnam Grosvenor 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Ebenezer Ellis, 
Edmund Trowbridge Hast- 
ings, 
♦Philip Greely, Jr., 
Francis Brown. 
Ward 6. 
♦Isaac Waters, 
George Washington Bazin, 
♦Ezra Lincoln, 
Henry Edwards. 
Ward 7. 
Levi Bartlett, 
James Thomas Hobart, 
Thomas Buckminster Curtis, 
♦Simon Davis Leavens. 

Ward 8. 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 
*Horace Dupee, 
♦William Greene Eaton, 
Aaron Breed. 
Richard G. Waitt, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
♦Benjamin Apthorp Gonld, 
♦James Harris, 

Thomas Coffin Amory, 

Charles Brooks. 
Ward 10. 

Solomon Piper, 
*Jedediah Tuttle, 
♦Elbridge Gerry Austin, 

Benjamin Yeaton. 
Ward 11. 

Philip Marrett, President, 
♦Lemuel Shattuck, 

Calvin Bullard, 
*Thomas Vose. 

Ward 12. 
♦George Savage, 

Solon Jenkins, 

Josiah Dunham, Jr., 

John Thomas Dmgley. 



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*Henry Farnum, 
♦Thomas Wetmore, 
♦Nathan Gurney, 



1838. 

MAYOR, 

SAMUEL ATKINS ELIOT. 

ALDERMEN, 



*Joseph Henshaw Hayward, 
♦Thomas Hunting, 
Thomas Richardson, 
♦SAMUEL F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Isaac Harris, 
♦Martin Brimmer. 



Ward 1. 
*Eleazer Pratt, 

Thomas Hudson, 

Benjamin Dodd, 

Bradley Newcomb Cumin gs. 

Ward 2. 
♦Daniel Ballard, 

Lewis Josselyn, 
♦Thatcher Kich Raymond, 

Thomas Moulton. 
Ward 3. 

Asa Barker Snow, 

Rowland Ellis, 

William Eaton, 

Charles Arnold. 
Ward 4. 

Moses Grant, 

George William Gordon, 
♦Lemuel Putnam Grosvenor, 

James Morris Whiton. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 

Francis Brown, 

Nathaniel Hammond, 
*James McAUaster, 

Theophilus Burr. 
Ward 6. 
♦Jonathan Chapman, 
*Ezra Lincoln, 

Henry Edwards, 

Newell Aldrich Thompson 

Ward. 7. 
♦Isaac Parker, 

Henry Rice, 

Thomas BuckminsterCurtis, 
*Simon Davis Leavens. 

Ward 8. 
*Eliphalet Williams, 

Benj. Parker Richardson, 

John Brooks Parker, 
♦Thomas Jefferson Shelton. 
Richard G. Waitt, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
*James Harris, 

Thomas Coffin Amory, 

Charles Brooks, 
*John Brooks Russell. 

Ward 10. 
*Elbridge Gerry Austin, 

Benjamin Yeaton, 

Jonathan Preston, 

Stephen Shelton. 
Ward 11. 

Philip Marrett, President, 
*Lemuel Shattuck, 

Calvin Bullard, 
*Thomas Vose. 

Ward 12. 

Jeremy Drake, 

Nehemiah Pitman Mann, 

Samuel Wheeler, 

Warren White. 



18 3 9 



*Henry Farnum, 
*Thomas Wetmore, 
♦Nathan Gurney, 



MAYOR, 

SAMUEL ATKLNS ELIOT. 

ALDERMEN, 

*Joseph Henshaw Hayward, Isaac Harris, 
♦Thomas Hunting, *James Harris. 

Thomas Richardson, 

*SAMTJEL F. McCLEARY, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
*John B. Wells, 

Benjamin Dodd, 

Zebina Lee Raymond, 

William Dill away. 
Ward 2. 

Thomas Moulton, 

Richard Brackett, 

FreebornFairfieldRaymond 
*Samuel Emmes. 
Ward 3. 
*John Snelling, 
*Simon Green Shipley, 
*Jacob Stearns, 

Ezekiel Bates. 

Ward 4. 

Moses Grant, 

Geo.Wm.Gordon,(res.May,) 

Charles Wilkiijs, 

James Haughton, 

AlfredA. Wellington,(May.) 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 

Nathaniel Hammond, 
*James McAUaster, 
♦William Vinal Kent, 
♦Ephraim Larkin Snow. 

Ward 6. 
♦Jonathan Chapman, 
♦Ezra Lincoln, 

Newell Aldrich Thompson, 

Horace Williams. 

Ward 7. 
♦Isaac Parker, 

Philip Marrett, President, 

Ezra C. Hutcliins, 

Edward Blake. 

Ward 8. 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 

John Brooks Parker, 
♦Thomas Jefferson Shelton, 
♦William Walker Parrott. 

Richard G. Waitt, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

Thomas Coffin Amory, 

Charles Brooks, 

Jonathan Preston, 

Stephen Shelton. 
Ward 10. 

Gideon French Thayer, 
♦Ruel Baker, 

Winslow Lewis, Jr., 
♦Lemuel Shattuck. 
Ward 11. 

Warren White, 

Samuel Wheeler, 

Eli^ha Copeland, Jr., 
♦John Stevens. 

Ward 12. 
Josiah Lee Currell Amee, 
♦Nicholas Noyes, 
George Page, 
Horatio Nelson Crane. 



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184 0. 

MAYOR, 

*JONATHAN CHAPMAN. 

ALDERMEN, 



♦Nathaniel Pope Russell, James Clark, 

Nathan Gurney, Charles Wilkins, 

*Thomas Hunting, I Abraham Thompson Lowe, 

♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk 



William Turell Andrews, 
Charles Amory. 



Wardl. 

Zebina Lee Raymond, 

Henry Leeds, 

William Kussell Lovejoy, 

Peter Dunbar. 

Ward 2. 

.Richard Brackett, 

FreebornFairfieldRaymond 
♦Samuel Emmes, 

Erastus Wilson Sanborn. 
Ward 3. 
♦John Snelling, 
♦Simon Green Shipley, 
♦Jacob Stearns, 

Dexter Follett. 
Ward i. 

Moses Grant, 

James Haughton, 

Alfred Augustus Wellington 

Lucius Doolittle. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 
Ward 5. 
♦Philip Greely, Jr., 
Nathaniel Hammond, 
♦William Vinal Kent, 
Geo. Washington Otis, Jr. 
Ward G. 
♦Ezra Lincoln, 
Eewell Aklrich Thompson, 
John Hubbard Wiikins, 
Elijah Williams. Jr. 
Ward 7. 
♦Isaac Parker, 
Philip Marrett, President, 
Ezra Child Hutchins, 
Edward Blake. 
Ward 8. 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 
Benj. Parker Richardson, 
♦Thomas Jefferson Shelton, 
♦William Walker Parrott. 
Richard G. Waitt, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

Thomas Coffin Amory, 

Charles Brooks, 

Jonathan Preston, 

Stephen Shelton. 
Ward 10. 
*Ruel Baker, 
♦Lemuel Shattuck, 

George William Phillips, 

Daniel Kimball. 
Ward 11. 
♦John Stevens, 

Holmes Hinkley, 
♦George Savage, 

John Thomas Dingley. 
Ward 12. 

Josiah Lee Currell Amee, 

George Page, 

Horatio Nelson Crane 

Eben Jackson, 



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*Thomas Wetmore, 
♦Thomas Hunting, 
♦James Clark, 



MAYOR, 

*JONATHAN CHAPMAN. 

ALDERMEN, 

| Charles Wilkins, Charles Amory, 

Abraham Thompson Lowe, Benson Leavitt. 
I William Turell Andrews, 
♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
Isaac Harris, 
Benjamin Dodd, 
William Dillaway, 
Henry Northey Hooper. 

Ward 2. 
Richard Brackett, 
Freeborn Fairfield Ray- 
mond, 
♦Samuel Emmes. 
Erastus Wilson Sanborn. 

Ward 3. 
♦John Snelling, 
♦Simon Green Shipley, 
♦Jacob Stearns, 
♦Benajah Brigham. 
Ward 4. 
Moses Grant, 

Joseph Thornton Adams, 
*James Haughton, 
Alfred Augustus Wellington 



COMMON COUNCIL, 
Ward 5. 

Geo. Washington Otis, Jr. 

Pelham Bonney, 
♦Freeman Stowe, 
♦Edward Parker Meriam. 

Ward 6. 
♦Ezra Lincoln, [April,) 

Newell A. Thompson, (res. 

John Hubbard Wilkins, 

Enoch Train, [July.) 

Jos. Neale fclowe, Jr., (from 

Ward 7. 
Ezra Child Hutchins, 
Edward Blake, President, 
John Plummer Healy, 
Theophilus Rogers Marvin. 

Ward 8. 
♦Eliphalet Williams, 
Benj. Parker Richardson, 
♦Thomas Jefferson Shelton, 
♦William Walker Parrott. 

Richard G. Waitt, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

Thomas Coffin Amory, 

Jonathan Preston, 

Stephen Shelton, 
♦Moses Whitney, Jr. 

Ward 10. 
♦Ruel Baker, 
♦Lemuel Shattuck, 

Daniel Kimball, 

Luther Blodgett. 
Ward 11. 

John Gardner Nazro, 

Richard Urann, 

Edward Shirley Erving, 

John Gray Roberts. 
Ward 12. 

Samuel Leeds, 

William Henry Howard, 
♦Seriah Stevens, 

William Burton Harding. 



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184 2. 

M A T O R, 

*JONATHAN CHAPMAN. 

ALDERMEN, 



*Thomas Wetmore, 
♦Nathan Gurney, 
Abraham Thompson Lowe, 



*Larra Crane, 
"William Parker, 
♦Joseph Tilden, 



James Longley, 
Richard Urann. 



*Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 

Enoch Howes Snelling, 

Norton Newcomb, 
*Cyrus Buttrick, 

Perkins Boynton. 
Ward 2. 
♦Samuel Emmes, 

Aaron Adams, 
♦Joseph Cullen Aver, 

Abner Williams Pollard. 

Ward 3. 
*John Snelling, 
*Simon Green Shipley, 
♦Jacob Stearns, 

En ochHemenway Wakefield 
Ward 4. 

Moses Grant, 

Francis B. Crowninshield, 

William Brown Spooner, 

Noah Sturtevant. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Pelham Bonney, 
George Wbeelright, 
Henry Plympton, 
Samuel Ripley Townsend. 

Ward 6. 
♦Ezra Lincoln, 
John Hubbard Wilkins, 
Enoch Train, 
Joseph Neale Howe, Jr. 

Ward 7. 
William Tappan Eustis, 
Edward Blake, President, 
John PJummer Healy, 
Theophilus Rogers Marvin. 

Ward 8. 

Benj. Parker Richardson, 

*William Augustus Weeks, 

♦Josiah Moore Jones, 

Benjamin Burchstead. 

Richard G. Waitt, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

Thomas Coffin Amory, 
*Moses Whitney, Jr., 

Charles Edward Cook, 
♦John Rice Bradlee. 
Ward 10. 

Luther Blodgett, 

William Hay den, 

Jonathan Ellis, 

Henry Worthington Dutton. 

Ward 11. 
John Thomas Dingley, 
William Dall, 
Asaph Parmelee, 
Robert Cowdin. 

Ward 12. 
Jeremy Drake, 
Willis Howes, 
♦John Tillson, 
Caleb Thurston. 



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♦Thomas Wetmore, 
Abraham Thompson Lowe, 
William Parker, 



MAYOR, 

*MARTIN BRIMMER. 

ALDERMEN, 

James Longley, 
Richard Urann, 
♦Simon Wilkinson, I 



Josiah Stedman, 
Jonathan Preston. 



♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
Isaac Harris, 

Josh. B.Fowlefseat vac. Feb.) 

♦J.G.L.Libbey(seatvac.Feb.) 

Daniel Bartlett, Jr., (Feb.) 

Wm.HenryLearnard,(Feb.) 

Ward 2. 
Aaron Adams, 
♦Joseph Cullen Ayer, 
Abner Williams Pollard, 
Henry Davis. 

Ward 3. 
♦John Snelling, 
EnochHemenway Wakefield 
James Whiting, 
James Harvey Dudley. 
Ward 4 
Francis B. Crowninshield, 
Noah Sturtevant, 
Geo. Washington Crockett, 
Thos. Buckminster Curtis 

31 



COMMON COUNCIL, 
Ward 5. 

George Wheelwright, 

Henry Plympton, 
♦Willard Nason Fisher, 

James Fowle. 

Ward 6. 

John Hubbard Wilkins, 

Joseph Neale Howe, Jr., 
♦Kimball Gibson, 

Peleg Whitman Chandler. 
Ward 7. 

Edward Blake, President, 

Theophilus Rogers Marvin, 

John Slade, Jr., 

George Tyler Bigelow. 
Ward 8. 

Benj. Parker Richardson, 
♦William Augustus Weeks, 

Josiah Moore Jones, 

Benjamin Burchstead. 

Washington P. Gregg, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

Charles Edward Cook, 
♦John Rice Bradlee, 

Andrew Townsenu Hall, 

Clement Willis. 
Ward 10. 

Luther Blodgett, 

William Hayden, 

Jonathan Ellis, 

Henry Worthington Dutton 
Ward 11. 

Edward Shirley Erving, 

Robert Cowdin, 

Isaac Cary, 

♦Greenleaf Connor Sanborn. 
Ward 12. 

Jeremy Drake, 

Eben Jackson, 
♦John Tillson, 
♦Romanus Emerson. 



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*Thomas Wetmore, 
Abraham Thompson Lowe, 
*Larra Crane, 



1844. 

MAYOR, 

*MARTIN BRIMMER 

ALDERMEN, 

Jonathan Preston, 
Simon Wiggin Robinson, 
Henry Bromfleld Rogers, 



James Longley, 
*Simon Wilkinson, 



*Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
Isaac Harris, 

William Henry Learnard, 
*Job Turner, 
John P. Ober. 

Ward 2. 
"Joseph Cull en Ayer, 
Abner Williams Pollard, 
Henry Davis. 
Timothy C. Kendall. 

„ Ward 3. 
*John Snelling, 
James Whiting, 
James Harvey Dudley, 
Oliver Dyer. 

Ward 4. 
Francis Boardman Crown- 

inshield, 
*Geo. Washington Crockett, 
Thomas BuckminsterCurtis. 
Samuel W. Hall. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
George Wheelwright, 
*Willard Nason Fisher, 
Charles Boardman, 
Doring Norcross. 
Ward 6. 
Peleg W. Chandler, PresH, 
*Kimball Gibson, 
John Gardner, 
Otis Clapp. 

Ward 7. 
*Simon Davis Leavens, 
Gideon French Thayer, 
*B. B. Appleton, (d. April.) 
John Brooks Parker, (May,) 
*Joseph Bradlee. 
Ward 8. 
Benj. Parker Richardson, 
Samuel Topliff, 
George Whittemore, 
Samuel Harris, 
Washington P. Gregg, Clerk, 



Ward 9. 

Charles Edward Cook, 

Andrew Townsend Hall, 

Clement Willis, 
*Charles H. Brown. 
Ward 10. 

William Hayden, 

Jonathan Ellis, 

Henry Worthington Dutton, 

Horace Williams. 
Ward 11. 

Edward Shirley Erring, 

Isaac Cary, 
*Greenleaf Connor Sanborn, 

William Pope. 

Ward 12. 

Jeremy Drake, 

Asa Brown, 

Henry W. Fletcher, 

Isaac Jones. 



184 5 



Benson Leavitt 

William Parker, (resigned,) 

William Pope, 



MAYOR, 

*THOMAS A. DAVIS, (died November.) 
JOSIAH QUINCY, Jr., (from December 11.) 

ALDERMEN, 

*John Hathaway, 
Samuel Shurtleff Perkins, 
*Simon Green Shipley, 



*SAMUEL F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



*Joseph Cullen Ayer, 
Lyman Reed, 
*Jas. S. Savage, (from Mar.i 



Ward 1. 
Henry Korthey Hooper, 
*Cyrus Buttrick, 
Perkins Boynton, 
Samuel P. Oliver. 

Ward 2. 
James Munroe, 
William R. Carnes, 
Benjamin Wood, 2d, 
*John Turner. 

Ward 3. 
Asa Swallow, 
James Whiting, 
Artemas Ward, 
Cyrus Cummings. 

Ward 4. 
Thomas BuckminsterCurtis, 
Samuel W. Hall, 
Samuel Abbott Lawrence, 
♦Sargent S. Littlehale. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 

Charles Boardman, 

Loring Norcross, 
*Beujamin Seaver. 

George R. Sampson. 
Ward 6. 

Peleg W. Chandler, Preset, 
*Kim'baH Gibson, 

Otis Clapp, 

George Stillman Hillard. 

Ward 7. 
*Simon Davis Leavens, 

Gideon French Thayer, 

John Brooks Parker, 
*Joseph Bradlee. 
Ward 8. 

Samuel Topliff, 

Geoige Whittemore, 

James Hayvvard, 

Daniel Denny. 



Ward 9. 

Charles Edward Cook, 

Andrew Townsend Hall, 

Clement Willis, 
*Charles H. Brown. 
Ward 10. 

William Hayden, 

Henry WorthingtouDutt on , 

Horace Williams, 

James Dennison. 
Ward 11. 
*Greenleaf Connor Sanborn, 

John Green, Jr., 

George Davis, 

Calvin W. Haven. 
Ward 12. 

Samuel C. Demerest, 
*Thomas Jones, 

Samuel W. Sloan, 

Theophilus Stover. 



Washington P. Gregg, Clerk. 



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184 6 



"William Parker, 
Jonathan Preston, 
William Pope, 



Ward 1. 

William Eaton, 

John P. Ober, 

Samuel P. Oliver, 

Samuel C. Nottage. 
Ward 2. 

Benjamin Wood, 2d, 
*Jolm Turner, 

Noah Harrod, 
^George Carlisle. 
Ward 3. 
*John Snelling, 

James Whiting, 

George Cofran, 

Jeremiah Ross. 
Ward 4. 

Samuel "W. Hall. 

William Tappan Eustis, 
♦Abel Phelps, 

Thomas B. Pope. 



MAYOR, 

JOSIAH QUINCY, JR. 

ALDERMEN, 

*John Hathaway, 
Frederick Gould, 
Charles Allyn Wells, 
♦Samuel F. McCleaet, City Clerk. 



*Thomas Jones, 
George Edward Head. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Charles Boardman, 
Loring Norcross, 
*Benjamin Seaver, 
George R. Sampson. 

Ward 6. 
Otis Clapp. 

George S. Hillard, President, 
Thomas Haviland, 
Charles Henry Parker. 

Ward 7. 
♦Simon Davis Leavens, 
Gideon French Thayer, 
John Gardner, 
Nathaniel W. Coffin. 

Ward 8. 
Samuel Topliff, 
George Whittemore, 
James Hayward, 
Daniel Denny. 
Washington P. Gregg, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
Clement Willis, 
William Whitney, 
Walter Bryent, 
Henry W. Cushing. 

Ward 10. 
Henry WorthingtonDutton, 
Horace Williams, 
James Dodd, 
John L. Emmons. 

Ward 11. 
Edward Shirley Erving, 
John Green, Jr., 
♦Stephen Tucker, 
George W. Frothingham. 

Ward 12. 
Solon Jenkins, 
William Eaton, 
Seth Adams, 
John W. Crafts. 



18 4 7. 



Thomas Wetmore, 

William Parker, 
*John Hathaway, 



JOSIAH QUINCY, JR 

ALDERMEN, 

Frederick Gould, 
*Thomas Jones, 
George Edward Head, 
*Samuel F. McCleart, City Clerk, 



John Hubbard Wilkins, 
Billings Briggs. 



Ward 1. 

John P. Ober ; 

Samuel P. Oliver, 

Samuel C. Nottage, 
♦Noah Lincoln. 

Ward 2. 
♦John Turner, 

Noah Harrod, 
11 George Carlisle, 
♦William Wildes. 
Ward 3. 

James Whiting, 

James Boynton, 

Edwin C. Bailey, 

♦George W. Felt. 

Ward i. 

William Brown Spooner, 

Samuel W. Hall, 

Wm. Whitwell Greenough, 

Darwin E. Jewett. 



common council, 
Ward 5. 
♦Benjamin Seaver, President 
from July 1st, 
Eliphalet Jones, 
William D. Cooledge, 
♦George W. Abbott. 
Ward 6. 
George S. Hillard, President 

to July 1st, 
Thomas Haviland, 
Charles Henry Parker, 
♦Richard B. Carter. 

Ward 7. 
Theophilus Rogers Marvin, 
Gideon French Thayer, 
William G. Brooks, 
Samuel Eiiot Guild. 

Ward 8. 
Samuel Topliff, 
George Whittemore, 
Francis Gardner, 
Willard A. Harrington. 

Washington P. Gregg, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
Walter Bryent, 
Henry W. Cushing, 
William Blake, 
Tisdale Drake. 

Ward 10. 
Henry WorthingtonDutton, 
George R. Sampson, 
Ezra Lincoln, Jr., 
Samuel Wales, Jr. 

Ward 11. 
Edward Shirley Erving, • 
John Green, Jr., 
♦Stephen Tucker, 
George W. Frothingham. 

Ward 12. 
William Eaton, 
Jabez Coney, 
Samuel S. Perkins, 
Alvan Simonds. 



Henry Bromfleld 
William Pope, 
*John Hathaway, 



U4: 



1848. 

M A T O R, 

JOSIAH QUINCY, JR. 

ALDERMEN, 

Frederick Gould, 

Geo. Edw. Head, (res. Apr.) 

John Hubbard "Wilkins, 



Billings Briggs, 
John Plummer Ober, 
Moses Grant, (from April.) 



♦Samuel F. McCleart, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 

Daniel Bartlett, Jr., 

Noah Lincoln, Jr., 

John H. Bowker,(resigned,) 

Abel B. Munroe, 

William Palfrey. 
Ward 2. 

FreebornFairfieldRaymond 

Henry Davis, 
*William Wildes, 

George D. B. Blarchard. 
Ward 3. 

James Boynton, 

George Cofran, 

Edwin C. Bailey, 

♦Thomas Critchet. 

Ward 4. 

Samuel W. Hall, 

Wm. Whitwell Greenough, 

Darwin E. Jewett, 
♦Benjamin Seaver, President. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
♦Philip Greely, Jr., 

Francis Brown, 

William D. Coolidge, 
*George W. Abbott. 
Ward 6. 

Thomas Haviland, 

Charles Henry Parker, 
♦Richard B. Carter, 

John Phelps Putnam. 
Ward 7. 

Theophilus Rogers Marvin, 

Gideon French Thayer, 

William G. Brooks, 

J. Putnam Bradlee. 
Ward 8. 

Samuel Topliff, 

Francis Gardner, 

Willard A. Harrington, 

Nathaniel Brewer. 



Ward 9. 
Walter Bryent, 
Henry W. Cushing, 
William Blake, 
Tisdale Drake. 

Ward 10. 
George R. Sampson, 
Samuel Wales, Jr.-, 
Solomon Hopkins, 
Jesse Maynard. 

Ward 11. 
Edward Shirley Erving, 
John Green, Jr., 
♦Stephen Tucker, 
George W. Frothingham. 

Ward 12. 
Samuel S. Perkins, 
Alvan Simonds, 
Benjamin James, 
Joseph Smith. 



Washington P. Gregg, Clerk. 



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MAYOR, 

JOHN PEESCOTT BIGELOW. 



Henry Bromfleld Rogers, 

William Pope, 

Samuel Shurtleff Perkins, 



ALDERMEN, 

John Hubbard Wilkins, 
Billings Briggs, 
John Plummer Ober, 



Moses Grant, 
Samuel Hall. 



♦Samuel F. McCleart, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 

Abel B. Munroe, 

William Palfrey, 

Isaiah Faxon, 

William Parkman. 
Ward 2. 

FreebornFairfieldRaymond 

Henry Davis, 

George D. B. Blanchard, 
♦Emery Goss. 

Ward 3. 

George Cofran, 

Thomas Critchet, 

Julius A. Palmer, 

Robert Marsh. 
Ward 4. 

Wm. Whitwell Greenough, 
♦Benjamin Seaver, President, 
*John Atkins, 

Nathaniel Seaver. 



common council, 

Ward 5. 
Francis Brown, 
Frederick Crosby, 
Benjamin Beal, 
John M. Wright. 

Ward 6. 
♦Richard B. Carter, 
John Phelps Putnam, 
Charles Brown, 
Edward Hennessey. 

Ward 7. 
Theophilus Rogers Marvin, 
William G. Brooks, 
J. Putnam Bradlee, 
Daniel N. Haskell. 

Ward 8. 
Samuel Topliff, 
Francis Gardner, 
Willard A. Harrington, 
Nathaniel Brewer. 
Washington P. Gregg, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

Tisdale Drake, 

Francis Brinley, 

Richard B. Callender, 

Calvin W. Clark. 
Ward 10. 

George R. Sampson, 

George Woodman, 

Moses Kimball, 

Reuben Lovejoy. 
Ward 11. 
♦Manlius S. Clarke, 

George VVilliam McLellan, 
♦Albert T. Minot, 

Francis Richards. 
Ward 12. 

Josiah Dunham, Jr., 

Benjamin James, 

Joseph Smith, 

Samuel D. Crane. 



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MAYOR, 

JOHN PEESCOTT BIGELOW. 

ALDERMEN, 



Henry Bromfield Rogers, 
Samuel Shurtleff Perkins, 
Billings Briggs, 



Moses Grant, 
Samuel Hall, 
Solomon Piper, 



Henry Manning Holbrook, 
James Perkins. 



*Samuel F. McCleart, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
Abel B. Munroe, 
Isaiah Faxon. 
"William Parkman, 
John Cushing. 

Ward 2. 
Freeborn F. Raymond, 
Henry Davis, 
George D. B. Blanchard, 
*Emery Goss. 

Ward 3. 
Julius A. Palmer, 
Robert Marsh, 
Solomon Parker, 
Charles Emerson. 

Ward 4. 
Henry Lincoln, 
Nathaniel Seaver, 
Henry J. Gardner, 
William C. Ford. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Benjamin Beal, 
John M. Wright, 
Abraham G. Wyman, 
Avery Plumcr, Jr. 

Ward 6. 
John P. Putnam, 
Charles Brown, 
Edward Hennessey, 
Ebenezer Dale. 

Ward 7. 
William G. Brooks, 
J. Putnam Bradlee, 
Daniel N. Haskell, 
Samuel A. Appleton. 

Ward 8. 
Willard A. Harrington, 
Nathaniel Brewer, 
David Chapin, 
John B. Dexter, Jr. 

Washington P. Gregg, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

Francis Brinley, President, 

Calvin W. Clark, 

James W. Sever, 

Joseph W. Merriam. 
Ward 10. 

George Woodman, 

Moses Kimball, 

Reuben Lovejoy, 

Aaron H. Bean. 
Ward 11. 

George William McLellan, 
*Manlius S. Clarke, 
*Albert T. Minot, 

Francis Richards. 
Ward 12. 

Josiah Dunham, Jr., 

Jabez Coney, 

Joseph Smith, 

Samuel D. Crane. 



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MAYOR, 

JOHN PRESCOTT BIGELOW. 



Henry Bromfield Rogers, 
Billings Briggs, 
Moses Grant, 



Ward 1. 
John Cushing, 

*James G. Hovey, 
JoelM. Holden, 
Charles H. Stearns. 

Ward 2. 
Cyrus Washburn, 

*JamesB. Allen, 
William H. Calrow, 
Richard Shackford. 

Ward 3. 
Solomon Carter, 

* Hiram Bosworth, 
Thomas Sprague, 
Andrew Abbot. 
Ward 4. 
Asa Swallow, 
Henry J. Gardner, 
James Lawrence, 
Harvey Jewell. 



ALDERMEN, 

Henry Manning Holbrook, 
Abel B. Munroe, 
Calvin Whiting Clark, 



Moses Kimball, 
Benjamin Smith. 



♦Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Benjamin Beal, 
Avery Plumer, Jr., 
Abraham G. AVyman, 
Ezekiel Kendall. 

Ward 6. 
Henry Lincoln, 
John P. Putnam, 
Charles Brown, 
Ebenezer Dale. 

Ward 7. 
Francis Brinley, President, 
James W. Sever, 
David Chapin, 
John B. Dexter, Jr. 

Ward 8. 
John M. Wright, 
Daniel- N. Haskell, 
Oliver B. Dorrance, 
Francis C. Manning. 
Washington P. Gregg, Clerk 



Ward 9. 
Newell A. Thompson, 
Edward S. Erving, 
Francis Richards, 
Peter C. Jones. 

Ward 10. 
Ezra Lincoln, 
Aaron H. Bean, 
Otis Kimball, 
Edward Reed. 

Ward 11. 
Bradlev N. Cumings, 
*Albert'T. Minot, 
Andrew J. Loud, 
Theodore P. Hale. 

Ward 12. 
Josiah Dunham, Jr., 
Joseph Smith, 
Samuel D. Crane, 
Zibeon Southard. 



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John Plummer Ober, 
Benjamin James, 
Sampson Eeed, 



MAYOR, 

*BENJAMIN SEAVER. 

ALDERMEN, 

Jacob Sleeper, 
*Lyman Perry, 
Benjamin Leach Allen, 



Thomas Phillips Rich, 
Isaac Cary. 



Samuel F. McCleary, Jr., City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
Elijah Stearns, 
Benjamin Fessenden, 
Edward A. Vose, 
*George Wilson. 

Ward 2. 
Cyrus Washburn, 
*James B. Allen, 
William H. Calrow, 
Andrew Burnham. 

Ward 3. 
Thomas Sprague, 
Andrew Abbott, 
Samuel A. Bradbury, 
Dexter Koby. 

Ward 4. 
Asa Swallow, 
Henry J. Gardner, President, 
James Lawrence, 
John J. Rayner. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Abraham G. Wyman, 
Ezekiel Kendall, 
Harvey Jewell, 
Joseph D. Roberts. 

Ward 6. 
Henry Lincoln, 
Paul Adams, 
William Thomas, 
Frederick H. Stimpson. 

Ward 7. 
David Chapin, 
Samuel Nicolson, 
Edward H. Eldredge, 
Farnham Plummer. 

Ward 8. 
John M. Wright, 
Daniel N. Haskell, 
Amos Cutler, 
George W. Warren. • 
Washington P. Gregg, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
Newell A. Thompson, 
Edward S. Erving, 
Peter C. Jones, 
John Odin, Jr. 

Ward 10. 
Ezra Lincoln, 
Aaron H. Bean, 
Otis Kimball, 
John F. Bannister. 

Ward 11. 
Theodore P. Hale, 
Horace A. Breed, 
Aaron Hobart, 
*David Hamblen. 

Ward 12. 
Zibeon Southard, 
John Proctor, 
George N. Noyes, 
Samuel R. Spinney. 



18 5 3 



Benjamin James, 
Sampson Reed, 
Jacob Sleeper, 



M a t o r , 

*BENJAMLN SEAVER 

ALDERMEN, 

Thomas Phillips Rich, 
Isaac Cary, 
James Whiting, 



Benjamin Franklin White, 
Oliver Frost. 



Samuel F. McCleart, Jr., City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
♦Cyrus Buttrick, 
Elijah Stearns, 
Charles T. Woodman, 
Charles A. Turner. 

Ward 2. 
Andrew Burnham, 
Henry D. Gardiner, 
Daniel D. Kelly, 
Benjamin F. Russell. 

Ward 3. 
Thomas Sprague, 
Dexter Roby, 
Mical Tubbs, 
Charles Dupee. 

Ward 4. 
Henry J. Gardner, President, 
John J. Kayner, 
William F. Goodwin, 
Martin L. Hall. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Pelham Bonney, 
Joseph D. Roberts, 
*Israel C. Bice, 
Matthew Binney. 

Ward 6. 
Paul Adams, 

Ezra Forristall, (res. May,) 
Francis B. Winter, 
Henry F. Durant, 
Wm. Washburn, (from May.) 

Ward 7. 
Samuel Nicolson, 
Farnham Plummer, 
Samutl Hatch, 
*William Burrage. 

Ward 8. 
George W. Warren, 
Charles Demond, 
John H. Thorndike, 
Calvin P. Hinds. 
Washington P. Gregg, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
Peter C. Jones, 
Thacher Beal, 
Joseph L. Drew, 
Jonas H. French. 

Ward 10... 
John F. Bannister, 
Robert Cowdin, 
Samuel J. M. Homer, 
Joel Richards. 

Ward 11. 
Horace A. Breed, 
Alexander Hamilton Rice, 
Stephen Tilton, Jr., 
Gardner P. Drury,(res.Feb.) 
JohnA.Cummings,(fr.Feb.) 

Ward 12. 
Charles C. Conley, 
Joshua Jenkins, 
William S. Thacher, 
*James F. Whittemore. 



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MAYOR, 

JEROME VAN tlROWNINSHLELD SMITH. 

ALDERMEN, 



Benjamin Leach Allen, 
Oliver Frost, (res. May,) 
John Thomas Dingley, 



Josiah Dunham, Jr., 
William Washburn, 
Tisdale Drake, 



Samuel F. McCleart, Jr. 



| George Frederick Williams, 

George Odiorne, 
I Abel B.Munroe, (from May.) 

City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
Charles T. Woodman, 
♦Timothy C. Kendall, 
William P. Howard, 
John Davis. 

Ward 2. 
Daniel D. Kelly, 
Morrill Cole, 
Watson G. Mayo, 
Ebenezer Atkins. 

Ward 3. 
Charles Dupee, 
Mical Tubbs, 
Caleb S. Johnson, 
Benjamin F. Mahan. 

Ward 4. 
Martin L. Hall, 
William F. Goodwin, 
George W. Messinger, 
John M. Clark. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Pelham Bonney, 
George W. Chipman, 
Levi Boles, 
Daniel Warren. 

Ward 6. 
George S. Jones, 
J. Amory Davis, 
Hiram Simmons, 
Ebenezer Johnson. 

Ward 7. 
Farnham Piummer, 
Samuel Hatch, 
Artemas Stone, 
David Whiton. 

Ward 8. 
George W. Warren, 
Charles Demond, 
Calvin P. Hinds, 
Charles O. Rogers. 
Washington P. Gregg, Clerk 



Ward 9. 
John Odin, 
Joseph L. Drew, 
Thacher Beal, 
J. W. T. Stodder. 

Ward 10. 
Robert Cowdin, 
David Bryant, 
Hezekiah Prince, 
John R. Mullin. 

Ward 11. 
Stephen Tilton, Jr., 
Alexander H. Rice, PresH, 
John W. F. Hobbs, 
*Charles Mayo. 

Ward 12. 
Charles C. Conley, 
*James F. Whittemore, 
Joshua Jenkins, 
Edward H. Brainard. 



18 5 5 



MAYOR, 

JEROME VAN CROWNLNSHIELD SMITH 

ALDERMEN, 

Joseph Lawrence Drew, 
Charles Todd Woodman, 
John Morehead Clark, (res 

June,) 
Salma Elger Gould, 



Josiah Dunham, Jr., 

Wm. Washburn, Chairman, 

Robert Cowdin, 

Samuel Topliff, 

Thomas Sprague, 



Charles Woodberry, 
Albion Keith Parris Joy, 
Benjamin Franklin Cooke, 
Geo. Washington Messinger, 
(from June.) 



Samuel F. McCleary, Jr., City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
William P. Howard, 
William Marble, 
Samuel P. Whitman, 
George D. Kicker. 

Ward 2. 
Bradbury G. Prescott, 
Austin Gove, 
Amos A. Dunnels, 
Edward F. Porter. 

Ward 3. 
Samuel Jepson, 
Jonathan 15. Severance, 
William H. Lounsbury, 
Edward W. Hincks. 

Ward 4. 
Robert I. Buibank, 
Charles B. Farley, 
Lorenzo S. Cragin, 
Jerome W. Tyler. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
George W. Chipman, 
Joseph Story, President, 
Joseph A. Pond, 
William G. Harris. 

Ward 6. 
George S. Jones, 
George W. Learnard, 
Benjamin F. Stevens, 
Alvin Vinal. 

Ward 7. 
Farnham Piummer, 
Samuel Hatch, 
Artemas Stone, 
Hales W. Suter. 

Ward 8. 
Charles O. Rogers, 
Joseph Buckley, 
Sylvester P. Gilbert, 
*Frederick L. Washburn. 
Washington P. Gregg, Clerk. 



Ward 9. 

Jonas H. French, 

John W. T. Stodder, 

Charles Nowell, 

William B. Merrill. 
Ward 10. 

Hezekiah Prince, 
*William A. Bell, 

Samuel W. Ropes, 

Charles S. Burgess. 

Ward 11. 
*CharlesMayo, 

John W. F. Hobbs, 

Ebeu Tarbell, 

Jairus A. Frost. 
Ward 12. 

Edward H. Brainard, 

George S. Dexter, 

Daniel Hall, 
"Jedediah P. Bean. 



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John Thomas Dingley, 
Eben Jackson, 
Pelham Bonney, Chairman, 
*Timothy Converse Kendall, 
William Howard Calrow, 



MAYOR, 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON RICE 

ALDERMEN, 

Farnham Plummer, 
James Cheever, 
Osmyn Brewster, 
*Levi Benjamin Meriam, 
(died April.) 



Otis Rich, 

Geo. "Washington Torrey, 
Robert Codman, 
Joseph Milner Wightman, 
(from April.) 



Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
Oliver Frost, 
William Parkman, 
William A. Krueger, 
Henry L. Dalton. 

Ward 2. 
Amos A. Dunnels, 
Edward F. Porter, 
Bradbury G. Prescott, 
*William S. Albertson. 

Ward 3. 
James M. Stevens, 
Lucius A. Bigelow, 
James W. Russell, 
John Peak. 

Ward 4. 
Robert I. Burbank, 
Jerome W. Tyler, 
Jacob A. Dresser, 
Oliver Stevens, President. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Joseph A. Pond, 
Reuben Reed, 
Barnet F. Warner, 
Daniel J. Coburn,(res.Apr.) 
Joseph Story, (from April.) 

Ward 6. 
Ebenezer Johnson, 
Ezra Farnsworth, 
John G. Webster, 
Davis B. Roberts. 

Ward 7. 
Samuel Hatch, 
Hales W. Suter, 
Rufus B. Bradford, 
Daniel Cragin. 

Ward 8. 
*Frederick L. Washburn, 
Joseph Buckley, 
Sylvester P. Gilbert, 
David F. McGilvray. 
Washington P. Gregg, Cleric 

18 5 7. 



Ward 9. 
Jonas H. French, 
Thacher Beal, 
Nahum M. Morrison, 
L. Miles Standish. 

Ward 10. 
Joel Richards, 
John R. Mullin, 
Robert Slade, 
Nathaniel C. Nash. 

Ward 11. 
Francis J. Parker, 
William F. Richardson, 
Frederick F. Thayer, 
Julian O. Mason. 

Ward 12. 
Ezra Harlow, 
Freeman M. Josselyn, Jr., 
Lewis 0. Whiton, 
Sumner Crosby. 



Benjamin James, 
Oliver Frost, 
John Thomas Dingley, 
Pelham Bonney, Chairman, 



MAYOR, 

ALEXANDER HAMILTON RICE 

ALDERMEN, 

Osmyn Brewster, 

Otis Rich, 

Joseph Milner Wightman, 

Solomon Carter, 



Samuel Hatch, 
Silas Peirce, 
James Nute, 
Timothy Allen Sumner. 



Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
William Parkman, 
Henry L. Dalton, 
William A. Krueger, 
John B. Wedger. 

Ward 2. 
William C. Ford, 
Nehemiah Gibson, 
Benjamin F. Palmer, 
Benjamin Pond. 

Ward 3. 
Charles Emerson, 
James M. Stevens, 
James J. Cobb, 
Samuel Talbot, Jr. 

Ward 4. 
Jacob A. Dresser, 
Oliver Stevens, President, 
Francis E. Faxon, 
George N. Nichols. 



common council, 

Ward 5. 
Joseph A. Pond, 
William G. Harris, 
Barnet F. Warner, 
George A. Shaw. 

Ward 6. 
Ebenezer Johnson, 
Davis B. Roberts, 
John S. Damiell, 
George W. Tuxbury. 

Ward 7. 
Rufus B. Bradford, 
John H. Barry, 
Henry E. Bayley, 
George S. Hale. 

Ward 8. 
*Frederick L. Washburn, 
David F. McGilvray, 
James H. Beal, 
Benjamin French. 
Washington P. Gregg, Cleric. 



Ward 9. 
Newell A. Thompson, 
William B. Merrill, 
Nahum M. Morrison, 
Sidney A. Stetson. 

Ward 10. 
Joseph Smith, 
David Bryant, 
John B. Mullin, 
John Tyler. 

WardU. 
Frederick F. Thayer, 
William Fox Richardson, 
Josiah B. Kichardson, 
Samuel W. Waldron, Jr. 

Ward 12. 
Freeman M. Josselyn, Jr., 
Lewis C. Whiton, 
Davis W. Bailey, 
Henry Mason. 



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Benjamin James. 
Osmyn Brewster, 
Otis Rich, 

Joseph Milner Wightinan 
Chairman, 



18 5 8. 

MAYOR, 

FREDERIC WALKER LINCOLN, JR 

ALDERMEN, 

Samuel Hatch, (from Feb.) | 
Silas Peirce, 

James JSute, (res. March,) 
Samuel Dexter Crane, 
Charles Emerson, 



Samuel F. McOi.eary. City Clerk. 



RufusB. Bradford, (res.Feb ) 
George Dennis. 
George Augustus Curtis, 
Jesse Holbrook, 
Ebenezer Atkins .(from A pi . > 



Ward 1. 
William rarkman, 
Johu 15. Wedger, 
Johu W. Bartlett, 
Albert Betleley. 

Ward 2. 
William C. Ford, 
Nebemiah Gibson, 
Benjamin F. Palmer, 
Benjamin Pond. 

Ward 3. 
Charles Dupee, 
James J. Cobb, 
Horace Poland, 
John C. Tucker. 

Ward 4. 
Francis E. Faxon, 
Francis U. Stedman, 
Alexander Wadsworfh, 
William C. Williamson. 



coiiox c o cr k c I L 

Ward 5. 
Pelham Bonney, 
Joseph L. Bates, 
Jairu's Real, 
Lucius Slade. 

Ward 6. 
Tisdale Drake, 
George W. Tuxbury, 
Joseph L. Henshaw, 
Prescott Barker. 

Ward 7. 
J. Putnam Bradlee, 
Henry E. Bayley, 
John H. Barfy, 
Henry W. Haynes. 

Ward 8. 
James H. Beal, 
Benjamin French, 
Elijah Drew, 
Timothy R. Page. 
Washington P. cregg, Clerk 

18 5 9. 



Ward 9. 
Newell A. Thompson, 
L. Miles Standish, 
Thomas 31. Howard, 
Edward F. Robinson. 

Ward 10. 
Charles S. Burgess, 
John R Mullin, 
John Tyler, 
John A. Warren. 

Ward 11. 
Sam'l W.Waldron, Jr. Prest. 
Edward F. Hall, 
William S. McGowan, 
Calvin A. Richards. 

Ward 12. 
Benjamin B. Brown, 
George P. French, 
Henry B. Janes, 
Chauncey Page. 



Silas Peirce, Chairman, 
♦Timothy Allen Sumner,(res 

April,) 
Samuel Dexter Crane, 
Charles Emerson, 



M a y o k , 

FREDERIC WALKER LINCOLN, JR 

ALDERMEN, 

George Denuie, 
George Augustus Curtis, 
Jesse Holbrook, 
Ebenezer Atkins, 
Clement Willis, 



William Welden Allen, 
Joseph Tildeu Bailey, 
Thomas Coffin Amory, Jr. 
Otis Clapp, (from April.) 



Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
William Tarkmac, 
John W. Bartlett, 
Samuel B. Krogman, 
Cornelius Doherty. 

Ward 2. 
William C. Ford, 
Daniel D. Kelly, 
Gilbert E. Pierce, 
Joseph Robbins. 

Ward 3. 
Horace Poland, 
John C. Tucker, 
William C. Burgess, 
Thomas Mooney. 

Ward 4. 
Josiah Putnam Bradlee,Pres 
Francis E. Faxon, 
Francis D. Stedman, 
William C. Williamson. 



COMMON COUNCIL, 

Ward 5. 
Joseph L. Bates, 
Jairus Beal, 
Lucius Slade, 
Theophilus Burr, Jr. 

Ward 6. 
Tisdale Drake, 
John G. Webster, 
John H. Robinson, 
Philip 11. Sears. 

Ward 7. 
Henry E Bayley, 
Jabez Frederick, 
Charles J . McCarthy, 
James Riley. 

Ward 8. 
Timothy R. Page, 
John S. Tyler, 
Jonas Fitch, 
John L. Batchelder. 
Washington P. Gregg, Clerk 



Ward 9. 
L. Miles Standish, 
William Carpenter, 
Horace Jenkins, 
Levi L. Willcutt. 

Ward 10. 
Robert Cowdin, 
Charles S. Burgess, 
Justin Jones, 
Ansel Lothrop. 

- Ward 11. 

William Fox Richardson, 
Calvin A. Richards, 
William W. Clapp, Jr., 
Joseph F. Paul. 

Ward 12. 
Samuel R. Spinney, 
Henry B. Janes, 
Osborn Howes, 
Joel Baker, Jr. 



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1 8G0. 



MAYOR. 

FREDERIC WALKER LINCOLN, Jr 

ALDERMEN . 



Jonathan Preston, 
Silas Peirce, 
Samuel Dexter Crane, 
Jesse Holbrook, 



Ebenezer Atkins, 
Clement Willis, 
Joseph Tilden Bailey, 
Thomas Coffin Amory, jr.,| 



Otis Clapp, Chairman, 
Francis Edwin Faxon, 
Harrison Otis Briggs, 
James Laighton Hanson. 



Samuel F. McCleary, City Clerk. 



Ward 1. 
Cornelius Doherty, 
John Dacey, 
Thomas A. Mathews, 
Albert P. Morrison. 

Ward 2. 
Gilbert E. Pierce, 
Joseph Bobbins, 
Daniel Goodwin, 
George T. Sampson. 

Ward 3. 
John C. Tucker, 
William C. Burgess, 
John Allison, 
J. Milton Roberts. 

Ward 4. 
J. I'utnam Bradlee, Pr, s., 
Francis D. Stedman, 
Alexander Wadsworth, 
William E. Webster. 



COMMON COUNCIL. 

Ward 5. 
Jairus Beal, 
Theophilus Burr, Jr., 
Lyman S. Hapgood, 
N. C. A. Preble. 

Ward 6. 
Joseph L. Heushaw, 
Prescott Barker, 
Benjamin G. Boardman, 
G. Howland Shaw. 

Ward 7. 
Jabez Frederick, 
Charles J. McCarthy, 
James Riley, 
John Leahy. 

Ward 8. 
John S. Tyler, 
Jonas Fitch, 
John L. Batchelder, 
Joseph H. Bradley. 
Washington P. Gregg. Clerk. 



Ward 9. 
Francis Richards, 
Sidney A. Stetson, 
William Carpenter, 
Horace Jenkins. 

Ward 10. 
Robert Cowdin, 
Justin Jones, 
Ansel Lothrop, 
Samuel A. B. Bragg. 

Ward 11. 
William W. Clapp, Jr.. 
Joseph F. Paul, 
George P. Sanger, 
William B. Fowle, Jr. 

Ward 12. 
Joseph W. Howard, 
Henry Souther, 
George W. Sprague, 
Benjamin Pope. 



INDEX. 



ALDERMEN 

[The figures indicate the number of years of service.'] 



Alger, Cyrus 2 

Allen, Benjamin L 2 

Allen, William W 1 

Amory, Charles 2 

Amory, Thomas C. Jr... 3 

Andrews, William T... . 2 

Armstrong, Samuel T... 4 

Atkins, Ebenezer 3 

Ayer, J. Cullen 1 

B 

Bailey, Joseph T 2 

Baxter, Daniel 2 

Bellows, John 3 

Benjamin, Asher 2 

Bent, Adam 1 

Billings, Samuel 1 

Binney, John 3 

Blake, George 1 

Boies, Jeremiah S 1 

Bonney, Pelham 2 

Bowdoin, James 1 

Bradford, Kufus B. See note. 

Brewster, Osmyn 3 

Briggs, Billings 5 

Briggs, Harrison 1 

Brimmer, Martin 1 

Bryant, John 1 

C 

Calrow, William H 1 

Carney, Daniel 2 

Carter, Solomon 1 

Gary, Isaac 2 

Gheever, J ames 1 

Child, David W 2 

Clapp, Otis 2 

Clark, Calvin W 1 

Olark, James 2 

Clark, John M 1 

Clark, Moses 1 

Codman, Robert 1 

Cooke, Benjamin F 1 

Cowdin, Robert 1 

Crane, Larra 2 

Crane, Samuel D 3 

Curtis, George A 2 

D 

Dennie, George 2 

Dingley,JohnT 3 

Dorr, Joseph H 2 

Drake, Tisdale 1 

Drew, Joseph L 1 

Dunham, J osiah 3 

Dunham, Josiah, Jr 2 

Dyer, John D 1 

"p 

Eddy, Caleb 2 

Eliot, Ephraim 1 

Eliot, Samuel A 2 

Ellis, Jabez 3 

Emerson, Charles 2 

F 

Fales, Samuel 2 

Farnum, Henry 6 

Faxon, Francis E 1 



Fennelly, Robert. 
Fiske, Benjamin . 
Frost, Oliver 



G 
Gibson, Nehemiah . . . 

Gould, Frederick 

Gould, Salma E 

Grant, Moses 

Greele, Samuel 

Gurney, Nathan 

H 

Hall, Jacob . — 

Hall, James 

Hall, Samuel 

Hanson, James L. . . 

Harris, Isaac 

Harris, James 

Harris, Richard D. . . 

Hatch, Samuel 

Hathaway, John 

Hayward, Joseph H. 

Head, George E 

Head, Joseph 

Holbrook, Henry M. 

Holbrook, Jesse 

Hooper, Stephen 

Hunting, Thomas... 



Jackson, Eben 

Jackson, Francis 

James, Benjamin 

Jenkins, Joseph 

Jones, Thomas 

Joy, Albion K. P 

K 

Kendall, Thomas 

Kendall, Timothy C 

Kimball, Moses 

L 

Leavitt, Benson 

Leighton , Charles 

Lewis, Winslow 

Longley , James 

Loring, John F 

Lovering, Joseph 

Lowe, Abraham T 

M 

Marshall, Josiah 

McCleary , John B 

Meriam,Levi B 

Messinger, George W 

Munroe, Abel B 

N 
Nute, James 

O 

Ober, John P 

Odiorne, George 

Odiorne, George (1854). . 
Oliver, Henry J 

P 

Parker, William 

Parmenter, George W.. . 
Patterson, Enoch 



Peirce, Silas t> 

Perkins, James 1 

Perkins, Samuel S 3 

Perry, Lyman 1 

Pickering, John 1 

Piper, Solomon 1 

Plummer, Farnham .... 1 

Pope, William 4 

Pray, John F 1 

Preston, Jonathan 5 



Quincy, Samuel 

R 
Reed, Lyman •■■ ■ 

Reed, Sampson ' 

Eevere, Joseph W 

Rich, Otis 

Rich, Thomas P 

Richardson, Thomas 

Robbins, Edward H 

Robinson, Simon W — 

Rogers, Henry B 

Russell, Benjamin 

Russell, Nathaniel P. . . . 

S 

Savage, James 

Savage, James S 

Stedman, Josiah 

Stevens, John. See note. 

Shipley, Simon G 

Sleeper, Jacob 

Smith, Benjamin 

Spinney, Samuel R 

Sprague, Thomas 

Sumner, Timothy A 

T 

Tilden, Bryant P 

Tilden, Joseph 

Tileston, William 

Topliff, Samuel 

Torrey', George W 

U 

Upham, Phineas 

U ran n, Richard 

W 

Wales, Thomas B 

Washburn, William 

Webster, Bedford. See nc 

Wells. Charles 

Wells, Charles A 

Wells, John B 

Welsh, Thomas, Jr 

Wetmore, Thomas 

White, Benjamin F 

Whiting, James 

Wightman, Joseph M. .. 

Wilkins, Charles .' 

Wilkins, John H.. 

Wilkinson . Simon 

Williams, George F 

Williams, Moses 

Willis, Clement 

Wilson, ElishaT 

Woodberry, Charles 

Woodman, Charles T... 



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INDEX. 



COMMON COUNCIL 



\The references are to Wards.'] 



Abbott, Andrew 3 

Abbott, George W 5 

Abbott, Samuel L 10 

Adams, Aaron 2 

Adams, Asa 3 

Adams, George W 7 

Adams, Joseph T 4 

Adams, Paul 6 

Adams, Philip 3 

Adams, Seth 12 

Adan, John R 3 

Ainsworth, Andrew.... 1 

Albertson, William S. . . 2 

Alger, Cyrus 12 

Allen, James B 2 

Allison, John 3 

Amee, Jacob 9 

Amee, J.L. C 12 

Amory, Jonathan 7 

Amory, Thomas C 9 

Andrews, Henry 2 

Appleton, Benjamin B. . 7 

Appleton, Ebenezer .... 6 

Appleton, Samuel 6 

Appleton, Samuel A. . . 7 

Arnold, Charles 3 

Aspinwall, Samuel 1 

Atkins, Ebenezer 2 

Atkins, John 4 

Austin, Elbridge G 7, 10 

Austin, Samuel, Jr 6 

Ayer, Joseph C 2 



B 

Bacon, John A 

Bailey, Davis W 

Bailey, Ebenezer . . . 
Bailey, Edwin C . . . , 
Baker, Joel, Jr. — 

Baker, John 

Baker, Ruel 

Baldwin, Aaron — 

Ball, Joshua D 

Ballard, Daniel 

Ballard, John 

Banister. John F — 

Barker, Prescott 

Barnard, Charles. . . . 

Barry, John H. 

Barry, William 

Bartlett, Daniel, Jr. 
Bartlett, John W. . , 

Bartlett, Levi 

Bassett, Francis 

Bassett, Joseph 

Batchelder, John L. 

Bates, Ezekiel 

Bates, Joseph L. 

Bates, Martin 

Battles, Jason D 

Bayley, Henry E. . . 
Bazin, George W. .. 

Beal, Benjamin 

Beal, Jairus 

Beal, James H 

Beal, Thacher 

Bean, Aaron H 

Bean, Jedediah P. . . 
Belknap, John 



Bell, William A 10 

Bemis, Charles 12 

Bent, Adam. 12 

Bethune, George 10 

Betteley, Albert 1 

Betton, Ninian C 1 

Bigelow, George T 7 

Bigelow, John P 9 

Bigelow, Lucius A 3 

Binney, Matthew 5 

Blake, Edward 4, 7 

Blake, James 12 

Blake, William 9 

Blanchard, Abraham W. 5 

Blanchard, Geo. D. B. . . 2 

Bliss, Levi 10 

Blodgett, Luther 10 

Boardman, Benjamin G. 6 

Boardman, Charles 5 

Boies, Jeremiah S 9 

Boles, John 3 

Boles, Levi 5 

Bonney, Pelham 5 

Borrowscale, John 10 

Bosworth, Hiram 3 

Bourne, Abner 8 

Bowker, Albert 2 

Bowker, John H 1 

Boyd, John P 2 

Boynton, James 1 

Boy nton, Perkins 1 

Brackett, Richard 2 

Bradbury, Samuel A. . . . 3 

Bradford, Gamaliel 9 

Bradford, Rufus B 7 

Bradford, W. B. See note. 

Bradlee, David W 8 

Bradlee, John R 9 

Bradlee, Joseph 7 

Bradlee, Josiah 8 

Bradlee, Josiah P 4, 7 

Bradlee, Samuel 12 

Bradley, Joseph 3 

Bradley, Joseph H 8 

Bragg, S. A. B 10 

Brainard,Edward[H.... 12 

Breed, Aaron 8 

Breed, Horace A 11 

Brewer, Nathaniel 8, 11 

Brewer, Thomas 11 

Brigham, Benajah 3,4 

Brigham, Levi 9 

Brimmer, George W 11 

Brinley, Francis, Jr. .9, 10, 7 

Brinley, George 10 

Brooks, Charles 9 

Brooks, Edward 7 

Brooks, Noah 12 

Brooks, Peter C 8 

Brooks, William G 7 

Brown, Asa 12 

Brown, Benjamin B 12 

Brown, Charles 6 

Brown, Charles H 9 

Brown, Francis 5 

Brown, James 8 

Brown, John C J 9 

Bryant, David 10 

Bryent, Walter 9 

Buckley, Joseph 8 



Bullard, Asa 11 

Bullard, Calvin 11 

Bullard, Silas 8 

Burbank, Robert I 4 

Burchstead, Benjamin . . 8 

Burgess, Charles S 10 

Burgess, William C 3 

Burnham, Andrew 2 

Burr, Theophilus 5 

Burr, Theophilus, Jr. ... 5 

Burrage, William 7 

Buttrick, Cyrus 1 



Callender, Richard 

Calrow, William H 

Carlisle, George 

Carnes, William R 

Carpenter, William 

Carr, Daniel, Jr 

Carruth, Nathan 

Carter, Richard B 

Carter, Solomon 

Cary, Alpheus 

Cary, Isaac 

Center, John 

Chandler, Peleg W 

Chapin, David... 7 

Chapman, Jonathan 

Chessman, Samuel 

Child, Stephen 

Chipman, George W. ... 

Clapp, Otis 

Clapp, William W. Jr... 

Clark, Benjamin 

Clark, Calvin W 

Clark, James 

Clark, John M 

Clark, William A 

Clarke, Manlius S 

Coburn, Daniel J 

Cobb, James J 

Coffin, George W 

Coffin, Nathaniel W 

Cofran, George 

Cole, Morrill 

Collamore, John, Jr 

Coney, Jabez 

Conley, Charles C 

Cook, Charles E 

Cook, Zebedee, Jr 

Coolidge, Joseph 

Coolidge, William D.. . . 
Copeland, Elisha, Jr. . . . 

Cornell, Walter 

Cowdin. Robert 11. 

Crafts, John W 

Cragin, Daniel 

Cragin, Lorenzo S 

Crane, Horatio N 

Crane, Larra 

Crane, Samuel D 

Critchet, Thomas 

Crockett, George W 

Crockett, Seldon 

Crosby, Frederick 

Crosby, Sumner 

Crowninshield, F. B 

Cruft, Edward, Jr 

Cuming-s, B. N 1, 



INDEX 



253 



Cummings, Cyrus 3 

Cummings, John A 11 

Cunningham, A. Jr 4 

Cunningham, N. F 5 

Curtis, Charles P 7 

Curtis, Thomas B 4, 7 

Cushing, Henry W 9 

Cushing, John 1 

Cutler, Amos 8 

Cutter, Ammi 4 

Cutter, Samuel L 1 

D 

Dacey, John 1 

Dale, Ebenezer. 6 

Dall, William..... 11 

Dalton, Henry L 1 

Damrell, Jno. S 5,6 

Danforth, Isaac 7 

Dascomb. Thomas R 10 

Davies, Daniel 6 

Davis, George 11 

Davis, Henry 2 

Davis, J. Amory 6 

Davis, John 1 

Davis, Jonathan 9 

Davison, Elias E 4 

Demerest, Samuel C 12 

Demond, Charles 8 

Denio, Sylvanus A 3 

Deuison, James 10 

Denny, Daniel 8 

Derby, Elias H 7 

Dexter, Franklin 9 

Dexter, George S 12 

Dexter, John B. Jr 7, 8 

Dexter, Theodore 3, 4 

Dickinson, Daniel 2 

Dillaway, William 1 

Dimmock, John L 8 

Dingley, John T 11, 12 

Dodd, Benjamin 1 

Dodd, James 10 

Doggett, John 11 

Dohei ty, Cornelius 1 

Doolittle, Lucius 4 

Dorr, Joseph H 8 

Dorr, Samuel 7 

Dorr, William B 12 

Dorrance, Oliver B 8 

Drake, Andrew 10 

Drake, Jeremy 12 

Drake, Tisdale 6,9 

Dresser, Jacob A 4 

Drew, Elijah 8 

Drew, Joseph L 9 

Dudley, James H 3 

Dunbar, Peter 1 

Dunham, Josiah 12 

Dunham, Josiah, Jr 12 

Dunnels, Amos A 2 

Dupee, Charles. 3 

Dupee, Horace 8 

Durant, Henry F 6 

Dutton, Henry W 10 

Dyer, Ezra 5 

Dyer, John D 3 

Dyer, Oliver 3 

E 

Eaton, William 1, 3 

Eaton, William 12 

Eaton, William G 8 

Edmands, Benjamin F. . 4 

Edmands, George W 5 

Edwards, Henry 6,7 

■Lldredge, Edward H. . . 7 



Elliot, John 1 

Ellis, Ebenezer 5 

Ellis, Jabez 11 

Ellis, Jonathan 10 

Ellis, Kowland 3 

Ellis, Samuel 2 

Emerson, Charles 3 

Emerson, Romanus 12 

Emmes, Samuel 2 

Emmons, John L 10 

Emmons, Joshua 3 

Erving, Edward S 11,9 

Eustis, William T 4, 7 

Eveleth, Joseph 4, 5 

Everett, Otis 11 

F 

Fallon, John C 11 

Farley, Charles B 4 

Farnsworth, Amos 3 

Farnsworth, Ezra 6 

Farnum, Henry 4 

Faxon, Fras. E 4 

Faxon, Isaiah 1 

Faxon, Nathaniel 2 

Fay, RichardS 10 

Felt, George W 3 

Fennelly, Robert 1 

Fenno, John 2 

Fessenden . Benjamin .... 1 

Fisher, Oliver 12 

Fisher, Willard N 5 

Fitch, Jeremiah 4 

Fitch, Jona9 8 

Fitch, Morris C 8 

Fletcher, Henry W 12 

Flint, Joshua B 4 

Flint, Waldo 7 

Foley. Henry W 7 

Follett, Dexter 3 

Ford, Wm. C 2,4 

Forristall, Ezra 6 

Foster, William. See note. 

Fowle, Henry, Jr 2 

Fowle, James 5 

Fowle, Joshua B 1 

Fowle, Wm. B. Jr 11 

Fox, Horace 1 

Francis, David 10 

Frederick, Jabez 7 

French, Benj 8 

French, Charles 1 

French, George P 12 

French, John 12 

French! Jonas H 9 

Frost, Jairus A 11 

Frost, Oliver 1 

Frost. Walter 7 

Frothingham, G. W 11 

Frothingham, Samuel . . 11 

Fuller, Abraham W 3 

G 

Gardiner, Henry D 2 

Gardner, Francis 8 

Gardner, Henry J 4 

Gaidner, John 6 

Gay, George 12 

Gibbens, Daniel L 9, 10 

Gibson, Kimball 6 

Gibson, K ehemiah 2 

Gilbert, Samuel, Jr 11 

Gilbert, Sylvester P 

Gill, Perez 11 

Goddard, William 7 

Goodhue, Samuel 6 

Goodwin, Daniel 2 



Goodwin, William F. . . 4 

Gordon, George W 4 

Gore, Christopher 1 

Goss, Emery 2 

Gould, Benjamin A 9 

G ould, Frederick 1,2 

Gould, Thomas 3 

Gove, Austin 2 

Grant, Frederick 8 

Grant, Moses 4 

Gray, Henry D 1 

Gray, Hollis R 12 

Gray, John C 9 

Greely, Philip. Jr 5 

Green, John, Jr 11,12 

Greenough, Wm. W 4 

Gregg, Washington P.. . 4 

Grosvenor, L. F 1,4 

Guild, Samuel E 11 

H 

Hale, Geo. S 7 

Hale, Theodore P 11 

Hall, Andrew! 9 

Hall, Daniel 12 

Hall, Edward F 11 

Hall, Martin L 4 

Hall, Samuel W 4 

Hallet, George 4 

Hamblen, David 11 

Hammond, Nathaniel . . 5 

Hapgood, Lyman S 5 

Harding, Wm. B 12 

Harlow, Ezra 12 

Harrington, W. A 8 

Harris, Isaac 1 

Harris, James 9 

Harris, Joseph, Jr 12 

Harris, Leach 8 

Harris, Samuel. 8 

Harris, William G 5 

Harrod, Noah 2 

Hartshorn. E. P 5 

Haskell, Daniel N 7, 8 

Haskell, Elias 5 

Haskell, Levi B 5 

Haskell, William 3 

Hastings, Edmund T. . . . 5 

Hastings, Joseph S 6 

Hatch, Henry 12 

Hatch, Samuel 7 

Haughton, James 4 

Haven, Calvin W 11 

Haviland, Thomas 6 

Hay, Joseph 11 

Hayden, William 10 

Haynes, Henry W 7 

Hayward, Ebenezer .... 12 

Hayward, James 8 

Healy, John P 7 

Hennessey, Edward 6 

Henshaw, Joseph L (i 

Hildreth, Richard 8 

Hillard, George S 6 

Hinckley, Holmes 11 

Hinds, Calvin P 8 

Hinks, Edward W 3 

Hobart, Aaron 11 

Hobart, Enoch 5 

Hobart, James T 7 

Hobbs, John W. F 11 

Holden, Joel M 1 

Hollis, Thomas 2 

Holmes, Barzillai 11 

Homer, Samuel J. M. .. 10 

Hooper, Henry N 1 

Hopkins, Solomon 10 



254 



INDEX 



Hovey. James G 1 

Howard, Charles 11 

Howard, Eleazer. See note. 

Howard, Joseph W 12 

Howard, Thomas M 9 

Howard, William H 12 

Howard, William P 1 

Howe, John 12 

Howe, Joseph N 12 

Howe, Joseph N. Jr 6 

Howe, William 4 

Howes, Osborn 12 

Howes, Willis 12 

Hudson, Thomas 1 

Hunting, Thomas 12 

Huntress, Joseph F. .... 10 

Hutchins, Ezra C. . . I ■ . • 7 

J 

Jackson, Eben 12 

Jackson. Francis 12 

Jackson, Patrick T 7 

James, Benjamin 12 

James, John W 2. 4 

Janes, Henry B 12 

Jenkins, Horace 9 

Jenkins, Joshua 12 

Jenkins, .Solon 12 

Jepson, Samuel 3 

Jewell, Harvey 5. 4 

Jewett, Darwin E 4 

Johnson, Caleb S 3 

Johnson, Ebenezer 6 

Johnson, George W 2 

Jones, Kliphalet 5 

Jones, George S 6 

Jones, Isaac 12 

Jones, Josiah M 8 

Jones, Justin 10 

Jones, Peter C 9 

J ones, Samuel 3 

Jones, Thomas 12 

Josselyn, F. 31. Jr 12 

Jossely n , LeWis 2 

K 

Keith, Robert 1 

Kelly, Daniel D 2 

Kendall, Ezekiel 5 

Kendall. Thomas 5 

Kendall^ Timothy C 1, 3 

Kent,HenryS 2 

Kent, William V 5 

Kimball, Benjamin 3 

Kimball, Daniel 10 

Kimball, Moses 10 

Kimball, Otis 10 

Kinsman, H. W 11 

Krogman, Samuel B. . . 1 

Krueger, William A 1 

L 

Lamb, Thomas 8 

Damson, Benjamin 2 

Lane, George 5 

Xawrence, Abbott 7 

Lawrence, James 4 

Lawrence] S. Abbott. ... 4 

Leahy, John 7 

Xearnard, George W. . . 6 

Learnard, Wm. H 1 

Leavens, Simon D 7 

Xeavitt, Joseph M 2 

Leeds, Henry 1 

Leeds, Samuel 12 

Leighton, Charles 5 

Xeighton, John W 1 



Lerow, Lewis 1 

Lewis, Asa 4 

Lewis, George W 4 

Lewis, Joseph W 6 

Lewis, Winslow 11 

Lewis, Winslow, Jr 10 

Libby, J. G. L 1 

Lincoln, Ezra 6 

Lincoln, Ezra, Jr 10 

Lincoln, Hawkes 9 

Lincoln, Henry 6, 4 

Lincoln, Jared 6 

Lincoln, Levi R 3 

Lincoln, Noah, Jr 1 

Little, William, Jr 12 

Littlehale, Sargent S . . . 4 

Lodge, Giles 11 

Loring, Caleb G 1 

Loring, Jonathan 6 

Loring, Perez 5 

Lothrop, Ansel 10 

Loud, Andrew J 11 

Lounsbury, Wm. H 3 

Lovejoy, Reuben 10 

Lovejoy, William R 1 

Lovell, Michael 3 

Lowell, John, Jr 10 

M 

Mahan, Benjamin F 3 

Mann, Nehemiah P 12 

Manning, Francis C 8 

Marble, William 1 

Marrett, Philip 7, 11 

Marsh, Robert 3 

Martin, Israel 10 

Marvin', Theophilus R. . . 7 

Mason, Henry 12 

Mason, Julian 11 

Mathews, Thomas A. . . . 1 

Maynard, Jesse 10 

Mayo, Charles 11 

Mayo, Watson G 2 

McAllaster, James 5 

McCarthy, Charles J 7 

McGilvray, David F 8 

McGowan, William S. . . 11 

McLellan, George W. .. 11 

McLellan, Isaac, Jr 9 

Means, James 4, 7 

Meriam, Edward. P 5 

Merriam, Joseph W 9 

Meriam, Levi 9 

Merrill, William B 9 

Messinger, Daniel 10 

Messinger, George W.. . . 4 

Milton, Ephraim 2 

Minns, Thomas 8 

Minot, Albert T 11 

Munroe, James 2 

Moody, David 6 

Mooney, Thomas 3 

Morey, George, Jr 11 

Morrison, Albert P 1 

Morrison, Nahum M. ... 9 

Morse, Elijah 7 

Moseley, David C 10 

Motley, Thomas 6 

Moulton, Thomas 2 

3Iullin, John R 10 

Munroe, Abel B 1 

Murphy , Cornelius 1 

N 

Nash, Nathaniel C 10 

Nazro, John G 11 

Nevers, Benjamin M 11 



Newcomb, Norton 1 

Newell, Joseph R 8 

Nichols, George N 4 

Nicolson, Samuel 7 

Norcross, Loring 5 

Nottage, Samuel C 1 

Nowell, Charles 9 

Noyes, George N 12 

Noy es, Nicholas 12 

Nurse, Gilbert 1 

O 

Ober, John P 1 

Odin, John, Jr 9 

Oliver, Francis J 6, 10 

Oliver, Henry J 1 

Oliver, Samuel P 1 

Olney, Stephen W 2 

Orne, Henry 2 

Orrock, James L. P 3 

Otis, George W 5 

Otis, George W. Jr 5 

P 

Page, Chauncy 12 

Page, Edward 4 

Page, George 12 

Page, Thaddeus 1. 2 

Page, Timothy R 8 

Paine, R. T 10,11 

Palfrey, William 1 

Palmer, Benjamin F 2 

Palmer, Julius A 3 

Park. John C 5 

Parker, Amos B 3 

Parker, Benjamin 6 

Parker, Charles H 6 

Parker, Francis J 11 

Parker, Isaac T 

Parker, John B 7,8 

Parker, William 5 

Parker, William 10 

Parkman, William 1 

Parks, Luther ii 

Parmelee, Asaph 11 

Parrott, William W S 

Paul, Joseph F 11 

Peabody, Aueustus 7 

Peabody, O.W.B 9 

Peak, John -1 

Pear, John S n 

Penniman, Scammell ... 2 

Perkins, James 8 

Perkins, John S 5 

Perkins, Samuel •. . 4 

Perkins, Samuel S 12 

Perrin, Pavson 11 

Phelps, Abel 4. 5 

Phillips, George W in 

Phillips, John L 11 

Phillips, Thomas W 7 

Pickman, Benjamin T.. . 7 

Pierce, Gilbert E 2 

Pierce, Josiah 10 

Piper, Solomon 10 

Plumer, Avery, Jr 5 

Plummer, Farnham 7 

Plympton, Henry 5 

Poland, Horace 3 

Pollard. Abner W 2 

Pond, Benjamin 2 

Pond, Joseph A 5 

Pope, Benjamin 12 

Pope, Thomas B 4 

Pope, William 11 

Porter, Edward F 2 

Porter, Jonathan t> 



INDEX. 



255 



Pratt, Eleazer 1 

Pray, Lewis G 5 

Preble,N. C. A 5 

Prescott, Bradbury G. . . 2 

Prescott, Edward G 9 

Prescott, William 9 

Preston, Jonathan 9, 10 

Prince, Hezekiah ... 10 

Pritchard, Oilman 11 

Proctor, John 12 

Prouty, Joel 6 

Putnam, John P 6 

Q 

Quincy, Josiah, Jr 4 

R 

Raymond, Freeborn F. . . 4 

Raymond, Thatcher R. . . 2 

Raymond, Zebina L 1 

Rayner, John 4 

Rayner, John J 4 

Reed, Edward 10 

Reed, Oliver 2 

Reed, Reuben 5 

Reed, Thomas 2 

Reed, William 10 

Rice, Alexander EL 11 

Rice, Henry 7 

Rice, Israel C 5 

Rice, John P 10 

Richards, Calvin A 11 

Richards, Francis 10, 9 

Richards, Joel 10 

Richardson, Benjamin P. 8 

Richardson, Bill 11 

Richardson, James B 8 

Richardson, Jeffrey 8 

Richardson, Josiah B. . . 11 

Richardson, William F.. 11 

Ricker, George D 1 

Riley, James 7 

Rohbins, Edward H 9 

Robbins, Joseph 2 

Roberts, Davis B 6 

Roberts, J. Milton 3 

Roberts, John G 11 

Roberts, Joseph D 5 

Robinson, Edward F 9,11 

Robinson, John H 6 

Robinson, Simon W 1 

Roby, Dexter 3 

Rogers, Charles 8 

Rogers, John 3 

Ropes, Samuel W 10 

Ross, Jeremiah 3 

Roulstone, Michael 5 

Russell, Benjamin 8 

Russell, Benjamin F 2 

Russell, James W 3 

Russell, John B 9 

S 

Sampson, George R 10, 5 

Sampson, George T 2 

Sanborn, Erastus W -3 

Sanborn, Greenleaf C... 11 

Sanger, George P 11 

Sargent, Ensign 6 

Sargent, Henry 8 

Sargent, Lucius M. See note. 

Savage, George 11, 12 

Savage, James 8,-10 

Sears, Joshua 3, 8 

Sears, Philip H 6 

Seaver, Benjamin 4,5 

Seaver, Joshua, Jr 6 



Seaver, Nathaniel 2, 4 

Seaver, Norman 9 

Sever, James W 7, 9 

Severance, Jonathan B.. 3 

Shackford, Richard 2 

Shattuck, Lemuel 10, 11 

Shaw, George A 5 

Shaw, G. Howland 6 

Shaw, Jesse 6 

Shaw, Robert G 4 

Shelton, Stephen 9,10 

Shelton, Thomas J 8 

Shipley, Simon G 3 

Silsby, Enoch 7 

Simmons, Hiram 6 

Simonds, Alvan 12 

Simonds, Jonathan 10 

Simonds, William 5 

Slade, John, Jr 7 

Slade, Lucius 5 

Slade, Robert 10 

Sloan, Samuel W 12 

Smith, George W 2, 3 

Smith, Joseph 10,12 

Snelling, Enoch H 1 

Snelling, John 3 

Snow, Asa B 3 

Snow, Ephraim L 5 

Southard, Zibeon 12 

Souther, Henry 12 

Spear, William T 3 

Spinney, Samuel R 12 

Spooner, William B 4 

Sprague, C 10,11, 12 

Sprague, George W 12 

Sprague, Thomas 3 

Sprague, William 3 

Standish, L. Miles. ...... 9 

Starbuck, Charles C 10 

Stearns, Charles H 1 

Stearns, Elijah 1 

Stearns, Jacob 3 

Stebbins, John B 12 

Stedman, Francis D 4 

Stedman, Josiah 11 

Stetson, Alpheus 12 

Stetson, Sidney A 9 

Stevens, Benjamin 12 

Stevens, Benjamin F. . . . 6 

Stevens, Isaac 10 

Stevens, James M 3 

Stevens, John 6, 12 

Stevens, John 11 

Stevens, Oliver 4 

Stevens, Seriah 12 

Stimpson, Frederick H. . 6 

Stockwell, Stephen N. . . 2 

Stodder, Joseph 2 

Stodder, J. W. T 9 

Stone, Artemas 7 

Stone, Joseph 2 

Story, Joseph 5 

Stover, Theophilus 12 

Stowe, Freeman 5 

Sturtevant, Noah 4 

Sullivan, William 6 

Suter, Hales W 7 

Swallow, Asa 3, 4 

Sweet, Samuel 7 

T 

Talbot, Samuel, Jr 3 

Tappan, Lewis 9 

Tarbell, Eben 11 

Tarbell, Silas P 4 

Thacher, William S 12 

Thaxter, Jonathan 5 



Thaxter, Samuel 6 

Thayer, Elias B 11 

Thayer, Frederic F _ 11 

Thayer, Gideon F 7, 10 

Thayer, Joel 4 

Thaj er, Joseph H 8 

Thorn, Isaac 12 

Thomas, George F 2 

Thomas, William 6 

Thompson, Erasmus 1 

Thompson, John 11 

Thompson, N. A 6, 9 

Thompson, Thomas H.. . 1 

Thorndike, John H 8 

Thurston, Caleb 12 

Tillson, John 12 

Tilton, Stephen, Jr 11 

Titcomb, Stephen 6 

Tombs, Michael 1 

Topliff, Samuel 8 

Torrey, Charles 9 

Torrey, Samuel D 4 

Townsend, Isaac P 12 

Townsend, Samuel R. . . 5 

Tracy, Charles 5 

Train, Enoch 6 

Tremere, John B 1, 2 

Trull, Ezra 4 

Truman, John F 2 

Tubbs, Mical 3 

Tucker, John C 3 

Tucker, Stephen 11 

Tufts, Quincy 4 

Turner, Charles A 1 

Turner, Job 1 

Turner, John 2 

Turner, Otis 11 

Tuttle, Jedediah 10 

Tuxbury, George W 6 

Tyler, John 10 

Tyler, JohnS 8 

Tyler, Jerome W 4 

U 

Upham, Henry 6 

TJpham, Phineas 10 

Urann, Richard 11 

V 

Vinal, Alvin 6 

Vinson, Thomas M 12 

Vose, Edward A 1 

Vose, Joshua 11 

Vose, Josiah 11 

Vose, Thomas 11 

W 

Wadsworth, Alexander. 4 

Wakefield, Enoch H 3 

Waldron, Samuel W. Jr. 11 

Wales, Samuel 10 

Wales, Thomas B 10 

Ward, Artemas 3 

Ward, Francis H 9 

Ward, Samuel D 7 

Ward, Thomas W 7 

Ware, Ephraim G 12 

Ware, Horatio G 5 

Warner, Barnet F 5 

Warren, Daniel 5 

Warren, George W 8 

Warren, John A 10 

Washburn, Calvin 5 

Washburn, Cyrus 2 

Washburn, Frederic L. . 8 

Washburn, W. R. P 4 

Waters, Isaac 6 



256 



INDEX. 



Watts, Francis 8 

Webster, John G 6 

Webster, William E 4 

Wedger, John B 1 

Weeks, William A 8 

Welles,John 9 

Wellington, Alfred A.. . 4 

Wells, Charles 1 

Wells, John B 1,2 

Wells, Thomas 3 

Wetmore, Thomas 7 

Wheeler, Joseph 1 

Wheeler, Samuel 11, 12 

Wheelwright, George . . 5 

White, Warren 11, 12 

Whiting, James .., 3 

Whitman, Samuel P 1 

Whitney, Daniel H 4 

Whitney, Moses, Jr 9 

Whitney, William 9 



Whiton, David 7 

Whiton, James M 4 

Whiton, Lewis C 12 

Whittemore, George. ... 8 

Whittemore, James F... 12 

Wildes, William 2 

Wiley, Thomas 6 

Wilkins, Charles 4 

Wilkins, John H 6 

Wilkinson, Simon 1 

Wil 1 ard , Aaron , Jr 12 

Willcutt, Levi L 9 

Willett, Joseph 11 

Williams, Elijah, Jr 5 

Williams, Eliphalet 8 

Williams, Horace 6, 7 

Williams, Moses 12 

Williams, Samuel K 8 

Williamson, William C.. 4 

Willis, Benjamin 8 



Willis, Clement 9 

Willis, Horatio M 7 

Wilson, George 1 

Winslow, Isaac 5 

Winter, Francis B 6 

Winthrop, G. T 6 

Wood, Amos 9 

Wood, Benjamin, 2d 2 

Woodman, Charles T.. . 1 

Woodman, George 10 

Wright, James.. % . 12 

Wright, John M 5, 8 

Wright, William 6, 12 

Wright, Winslow 5 

Wyman, Abraham G. . . 5 

Y 

Yeaton, Benjamin 10 



INDEX. 



A 

Aldermen, Kules and Orders 83 

names and residences 104 

powers and duties 17 

vacancies in 10 

election of 10, 11 

no choice of. 10 

Standing Committees of 113 

Chairman of 16, 104 

Appropriations, 

additions to 92 

transfers of. 92 

Amendment of Rules and Orders 88, 100 

' Accounts, Board of 150 

Committee on 108 

County, Committee on 113 

Armories, Committee 113 

Assessors' Department, Committee on.. 108 

Assessors, and how chosen, &c 19, 115 

Assistant 115 

Auditor of Accounts 146 

Advertising, &c 145 

B 

By-Laws, titles to 92 

Ballot, election by 103 

Buildings, Public, 

Committee on Ill 

Superintendent of. 138 

Burials (see Cemeteries). 

Bridges, Committee on 113 

Superintendents of 116, 117, 118, 

119, 121 

Bells and Clocks, Committee on 114 

Board of Accounts 150 

Bark, &c. Measurers of 148 

Boats, &c. Weighers of 147 

Ordinance 58 

Bundle Hay, Inspectors of 148 

Ballast, Inspectors of. 147 

Ordinance 58 

Business, Order of 87, 99 

Births, Registry of 133 

Bills, approval of. 88, 94 

Boylston Fund, trustees 137 

Bondsof CityOfficers 80 

C 

Carriage hire, bills for 94 

Cochituate Water Board 147 

Committees 108 

not to act separately 93 

joint records and reports of. . . . 93 

time allowed for reporting 93 

powers and duties 101 

Conference , 91 

Joint Standing 89, 108 

33 



number of members 89 

how appointed 91 

of the whole • 101 

Standing, how appointed 91 

when not to sit 101 

amounts to expend 88, 92 

Clerk of • H2 

Chairman of. 87, 91, 102 

chosen by ballot 101 

Chairman of, pro tern 102 

Notice of Meetings 102 

when to report 87 

of Board of Aldermen 86, 113 

Contracts and Expenditures 34 

Claims 90 

Committee on 109 

Chairman of Committees 91, 101 

of Board of Aldermen 10, 105 

City Charter 5 

how altered 31 

City Debt, amount of 182 

vote to increase 92 

Committee on 108 

City Officers, times of choice 182 

bonds of. 80 

City Council, powers of. 18 

ineligible to other offices 21 

rules' of 89 

City Council, former members 227 

City Physician 132 

Common Council 105 

Committees of 112 

organization of 17 

how chosen 12 

rules of 95 

vacancies in 12, 13 

President 18 

Clerk of 18,107 

Cemeteries, Committee on 113 

Coroners 1*9 

Conferences 91 

City Clerk 16, 107 

vacancy 17 

absence 17 

County Accounts, Committee on 113 

Officers 148 

Common, &c, Committee on 113 

Superintendent of 139 

Constables Iff 

Clocks. &c. Committee on 114 

Court House, Keeper of 150 

Courts, Officers of 149 

Cullers of Hoops, &c 147 

City Crier 1|7 

Charitable Institutions 135 

Consulting Physicians 1<" 

Chief of Police \M 

Correction, House of. loo 



258 



INDEX. 



D 

Debt, City 182 

increase of 92 

Committee on 108 

Deaths, registry of 133 

Deeds, register of. 150 

Division of questions 86, 99 

Decorum of members 97 

Doubted votes 99 

Disagreement of two Boards 91 

E 

Excuses for not voting 98 

Elections by ballot 83 

External Health, Committee on 114 

Engines, officers, and members 123 

Engineer, City 147 

Assistant do 147 

Engineers, pay, &c 123 

F 

Finance, Committee on 109 

Furnaces, &c. do 114 

Faneuil Hall, Committee on 113 

Superintendent of 138 

Fire Department 123 

Committee on 113 

Officers of. 123 

Ordinance 60 

Fire Alarms, Superintendent, &c 125 

Stations 127 

Committee 109 

Ordinance 77 

Fence Viewers 147 

Field Drivers 147 

Further time to report 87 

Funeral Undertakers 133 

Fuel Committee 109 

G 

General Meetings 80 

Government, City 104 

Grain, measurer of 148 

H 

Harbor of Boston, Committee on 110 

Acts 130 

Master 130 

commission ." 131 

House of Correction 136 

Reformation 136 

Industry, &c 136 

Hospital, Lunatic 136 

City Committee on 110 

Health Department 132 

Ordinances 44, 47, 48 

Board of 20 

Superintendent of. 132 

Hay Weighers 148 

Hay, Inspectors of. 148 

Highways, Surveyors of. 21 

Hoops and Staves, Cullers of 147 

Hacks, &c. Supt. of. 142 

Horse Railroads, Rules 188 

Tax 190 

Locations 191 

I 

Internal Health, Committee on 114 

Industry, House of 136 

Instruction, Public, Committee on ill 

Inspectors of Prisons 150 

Institutions at South Boston and Deer 

Island, Committee on no 

Officers 135 

Ordinances 58, 60 



J 

Jail, Committee on 114 

Joint Rules and Orders 89 

Joint Standing Committees 108 

how composed 89 

records to be kept 93 

Chairman of. 101 

reports of. 93 

Jailer 149 

Justices, Police Court 149 

L 

Lunatic Hospital 136 

Licenses, Committee on 114 

Lands, Public, Committee on HI 

Superintendent of. 139 

Lamps, number of, &c 138 

Committee on 114 

Superintendent of. 138 

Lighters, Weigher of. 147 

Ordinance 58 

Lime, Inspector of. 147 

Leather, Measurer of. 148 

Library, Public, 

Committee on 112 

Trustees 139 

Librarian 139 

Superintendent 139 

Lock-ups, Keeper of. 150 

M 

Motions to be in writing 86, 99 

withdrawn 84 

Members, rights and duties of. 97 

Members not to speak more than twice. 98 

not to stand up 98 

not to be interrupted 98 

not to be on more than two 

Committees 98 

not to be named 100 

all to vote 85, 99 

two or more rising 97 

interested 98 

seats of. 100 

Mayor and Aldermen 104 

Mayor, absence of. 15 

no choice of. 10 

election of 8 

decease of. 24 

vacancy 24 

duties of. 22 

compensation 21 

veto power 23 

Memorials, &c 101 

Market, Committee on 114 

Superintendent and assistants of 141 

Ordinance 35 

limits 141 

Municipal Tear 7 

Messenger to City Council 107 

Assistant 107 

Meetings of citizens 30 

Marriages, &c. Registry of 133 

Measurer of Wood, Bark, &c 148 

Marble, Surveyor of. 147 

Milk, Inspector of 78 

Ordinance 46 

Mount Hope Cemetery 133 

N 

Newspapers, City 145 

Non-concurrence 91 



INDEX. 



259 



o 

Oaths of office 15 

Order of business 87, 99 

Orders, titles of. 91 

to have two readings! 84 

Ordinances, titles of. 91 

Committee on 110 

Overseers of the Poor 25, 137 

Officers, election of, time, &c 182 

Orators of Boston 184 

Organization of City Council 15 

P 

Police Department 142 

Committee on 114 

Ordinance 33 

Court 149 

Harbor 143 

Probate Court 150 

Paving, &c. Committee on 114 

Prisons, Inspectors of. 150 

Physicians, Port and City 132 

Consulting 132 

Priority of Business 87, 99 

Pound Keepers 147 

-Population of the City 182 

President of the Council) 

rights and duties of 95 

absence of. 97 

substitution of. 96 

to call to order 96 

Previous question 97 

Public Buildings, Supt. of. 138 

Committee on Ill 

Public Library, Committee on 112 

Trustees 139 

Superintendent 139 

Public Instruction, Committee on Ill 

Public Lands, 

Superintendent of 139 

Committee on Ill 

advertising 145 

Poor, Overseers of. 25,137 

Petitions, &c 101 

Printing, &c, Committee on Ill, 145 

Q 

Questions propounded 84 

under debate 84 

order of. 84, 86, 100 

divisions of 86, 99 

Quarantine boat 132 

R 
Rules and Orders, 

Joint 89 

Board of Aldermen 83 

Common Council 95 

suspension of. 88, 100 

repeal or amendment of 88, 100 

Eeduction of City Debt, 

Committee on 100 

Resolves, what are 92 

Representatives, 

election of 80 

Records of Committees 93 

Reports, Clerks to make copies 93 

/ to be in writing 93 

Joint 93 

agreed to by Committee 93 

time allowed 93 

Refreshments, bill for 94 

Reconsideration 85 

Reformation, House of 81 

Registrar, City 133 

W"ater b ( 1 1 247 

Registry of Births, &c 133 

Register of Deeds 150 



S 

Standing Committees, Joint 89 

members of 108 

Chairman of 91 

meetings, how called 102 

of Aldermen 104 

to keep records 93 

Selectmen since 1799 • • 189 

Sums, and times, votes on .8 4, 96 

Suspension of rules, &c 87, 100 

Seats of members 100 

Sewers and Drains, 

Committee on 114 

Superintendent of. 145 

Salaried Officers, how chosen 83 

Solicitor, City 146 

Steam Engines, 

Committee on li* 

Boat, Captain !«*> 

Streets and Ways, Committee on 114 

Superintendent of 146 

Surveyors of Highways jj± 

Staves, &c. Cullers of, &c 147 

Sheriffs, &c If* 

Superior Court, Officers 14° 

Sealers of Weights and Measures 146 

Schools, , 1tn 

Committee & k%h 

organization ^o> ||^ 

Superintendent 1 &1 

T 

Transfers of appropriations • 92 

Times and sums, votes on ' ?q 

Ordinance °y 

Treasurer fa 

Treasury Department ^b 

Committee on x ±* 

Titles to ordinances, &c »l 

Trucks, &c. Supt. of l** 

Two-thirds vote 9 ^ 

Truants, ._ 

Officers for I 45 

U 

Undertakers • Jff 

Upper Leather, Measurer of. J4» 

. V 28 

Votes, returns of. £° 

how transmitted • • ^ 

doubted 86,100 

of all required • • 9° 

Voters, qualified , -*> z < 

Vacancies in Ward Offices, &c 7,8 

W 

Water Department 147 

Committee on 11* 

Registrar 147 

jjates 48 

Ward Officers 7, 176 

duties of 8 

Vacancies, &c 14 

Ward Rooms 181 

Warden, power and duties ^8 

Wards, boundaries 178 

division of 5 

Widening Streets, Committee on 114 

Wood, &c. Measurers of 148 

Weights and Measures, 

Sealers of 148 

Wagons and Trucks, Supt. of 142 

Y 

Yeas and Nays 92