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statement of* the Receipts and Disburtije- 
nientfii, at the Treasury et° the toTvn of 
Charlestown, for the Financial Year, from 
March 1, 1833, to March 1, 1833. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance in the Treasury March 1st, 1832, 814 18 

Amount received for Rents of Blarket Houscj 

1 year to 1st December, 845 92 ' 

" rec'd for H. Frothingham's Note, 17 97 

" rec'd of A. Turner for license 5 nights 

Equestrisn performances, 10 

" rec'd of D. Devens, Esq. license for 

Hay Scales 1 year, 40 913 89 



Whole amount of Town Taxes assessed for 

1832, 19,721 02 

Rec'd of S. Hovey, jr. Collector, at sundry 

times on account of Taxes, 18,168 74 18,168 74 

Estimated abatements, and Col'rs. 

Commissions, 1119 89 19288 63 



Outstanding Taxes due to be collected 432 39 



Amt borrowed for five years, per vote of 

7th May, 1833, for former deficiencies, 5000 

Borrowed at sundry times, to defray current 

expenses, in anticipation of the Taxes, 

per vote of March 5th, 1832, 600, 700, 

1500, 2500, 750, 2500, 1500, 1250, 

1500, 12800 



Amt rec'd into the Treasury, 1832, ^37,696 81 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Paid Overseers of the Poor, per vote, 3000 
do do do do defi- 
ciencies last year, 3100 
do Surveyors of Highways, 1500 7600 

do Trustees of the Schools, per vote, 7000 

do Assessors making taxes, do 400 

do Military Poll Taxes for 1830, 31 & 32, 

per Assessors order, 196 08 

do do do yet unclaimed. 

No. 145, 
Paid interest on Town Debts, 2685 62 

Paid do on sundry suras hired in anticipa- 
tion of the taxes * 280 32 



2,865 94 



Fire Bepartmeiit. 

Francis Adams, wood and bark for Engine 

Houses, 9,59 B. Thompson, do 11,38 20 97 
A. Munroe, sundry repairs 1830, 1831, 2 27 

C. R. Knight, H. Hutchinson, Wm Wilson 

and Alexis Pool, sundries, 10 73 

N. Austin, Chief Engineer, 1 years salary 

to 1st March, 1832, 100 

S. Bennett, Jr for Badges, 14 83, W. C. 

Hnnneman, Valves, Pipe, ^-c. 25, 39 83 

Jn. Peak, for Engine House No 2, extra: 

work, and bills paid by him, 246 74 

Waitt <S' Meriam, alterations^ additions and 

improvements, Engine House No 3, 318 99 



Amount carried up, §^739,53 18,162 02 

*The Boards of Tnistees and Overseers, have heretofore borrowed money for 
tbeir own departments, nntil the taxes were paid in, and the interest has been 
charged in their statements, bnt the Town have now made it incumbent on the 
Treasurer to procure the money. 



Amounts brought up, pS9 53 18,162 02 

Jas Riley, repairs, 14 13, Cieo. Stimpson 

do 8, 22 13 

Seth Sawyer, refreshments for Engine men 

9th Aug. 7 81 

Jona. Bridge, do 21 22, Snrnl Abbot, do 

2 57, 23 79 

Jas Barrel! and A. Drake, 2 days work 

about fire 9tli Aug. 4 

Jas Hunnewell, making badges, 13, S. E. 

Cutter making platform, 4 75 17 75 

W. C. Hunneman, balance in exchange en- 
gine beams, &c. 38 

S. Bennett and others, work at the fire at 

the Pavilion, 8 50 

Jiio. Hays, sundries E. No 4, 7.13, Jas. Ri- 
ley repairs, Nos 1 and 4, 19.61, 26 74 

A. Rouistone, 2 stoves, funnel, and boilers, 

Engines Nos 2 & 3, 63 99 

Jas Adams, lamps, brushes and torch, for 

Hook and Ladder Co. 6 58 

Geo. Stimpson, 25 brass keys and socket. 

Engine No 3, 7 25 

Paid 258 Members, services to 1st Novem- 
ber, 1832, 25S 

Stephen Thayer, repairs No 4, Eng. 93 81 

Engine No 3, disbursements 12; S. Burns 

repairs No 1, 14.50, 26 50 

A. Babcock, sundries for Engine Comps, 

from Sept 1827, to Dec 1831, 1 1 38 

J. West for wrench and chain, 1 .75, Joseph 

Hunnewell, 6 benches No 4, 4.25, 6 

Josiah Harris's Estate, paint, oil and pamt- 

ing, &.C. 24 67 



Amounts carried up, $1,386 43 18,162 02 



Amounts brought up, $1,386 43 18,162 02 

N. Jewett, stone cover, labor, &c. Engine 

No 5, ' 14 15 

A. «^ S. F. Tufts, blacksmiths work, 7.79; 

Felton, tolls 75, 8 54 

A. Laroson, repairs No 2, 4.50; A. Roul- 

stone, sundries, 10.10, 14 60 

0. Brown, tallow and oil 8.47; C. Thomp- 
son, expenses for alarm bell 7, 15 47 

B. Thompson, wood for Engine Houses, 15 75 
Laban Turner, trucking Engines, 14 24 
A. Whittredge, repairs No 1, 8.04j J. K. 

Frothingham, painting sign 7, 15 04 

G. Stirapson, brass keys, stars &lc. 9.19; 

L. Tufts, blacksmith 7.75, 16 94 

D. Patterson, transportation Engine No 1, 3 

A. Crowninshield and W. Bispham, servi- 
ces last year, 1 

Engine Co. No. 4, paid drawing Engine to 

fires with horses, 5 

Raymond & Hunt, 15 bushels hair for En- 
gine House, 2 50 

Stanley Sf Reed, refreshments of E . Comps. 

from Boston in Feb. 7 

Dexter Bowman, cherry for Fire Men, in 

February, 1 80 

A Munroe, lock and clearing guns, 2 33 

Thos 0. Nichols, wood, bark and sawing, 

Engine Houses, 4 63 

Caldwell & Goodnow, hauling Engine, No 

3, from Roxbury, 1 50 

J. M. Robertson, trunk, brass plate and en- 
graving, 6 



Amounts carried UD, $1536 52 18,162 02 



•' "'■"2 Amounts brought up, 

C. Johnson, wood, 
Jas Riley, repairing hose, fyc. 
Jos F. Boyd, Eng. number 4, 
Jas Dcblois, paving and whitewashing, 
Bisbee &. Edwards, repairs engine no. I 
John Hay, repairs number 4 
H. Hutchinson, refreshments. 
Pool (^ Blanchard, glazing, «^c. 
W. W. Wheildon, printing certificates 

CONTINGENCIES 

S. H. Crane, extra ringing town bell, 
Waitt c^Dow, assessors' books, 9 37, W. W. 

Wheildon, pr'ng license law, &C.13 25, 

C. Symmes, jr digging and fidvertising, 

D. Dodge, recording, &c. 

E. Crafts, trucking oil, powder, S^c. 
A. Carleton, wood for Selectmen, 
A. Carleton, wood for Fire Department 
Jas Runey, repairs S. Bridge, 
John Mitchell, warning and attending m'ngs, 
J. L. Jennerson, altering drain, Bow street 

1829. 
S, Crane, extra ringing to June 1st, 

C. Symmes, jr paid for sundry book, 
H. Wingate, lumber and labor market house, 
W. W, Wheildon, printmg ordinance and 

acts of legislature, and town expenses, 
Stanley S^ Reed, powder for militia, 
Jos White, printing notifications, 
Pool & Blanchard, setting glass, painting, <^c. 

D. Dodge, recording births, &c. and stationary, 
S. Bennett, whitewashing market house 



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Amounts carried up, $1842 62 18,102 02 



Amounts brought up, $1,842 62 18,102 02 

Sawtell 4' Jacobs, oil and wicking, Select- 
men's room 4 76, Stoneham tax, 1829,'27c. 5 03 

Elbridge Gerry, Stoneham tax, 1830, 34 

Jas Caldwell, whitewashing and cleaning 

watch house, 2 50 

Timothy Fletcher, wood for watch house 

in December, 6 

Board of Health, for cholera hospitals, 500 

W. W. Wheildon, advertising and printing 

health regulations, 7 75 

do printing 500 circulars and supple- 
ments W. Bridge, 20 

H. Jaques, paid for printing and distribut- 
ing circulars, 11 79 

Charlestown Post Office, postage 724 news- 
papers, 7 24 

S. H. Crane, extra ringing 1 qr and key to 

meeting house, 5 

Blossom Whiten, work on town house omit- 
ted last bill, 2 64 

D. Dodge, stationary and recording births 

and marriages, 16 36 

Waitt & Meriam, labor and materials S, 
bridge town dock, 

T. Fletcher, lumber, teaming, &c. do do 

T. Greenleaf, timber, do do 

J. J. Stowell, repairs and charge town clock 
to 7th Sept. last, 

N. Hale, advertising, 

A. Pool, lime, &c. at Town Hall, 

Jos White, printing 2400 tax bills, 

John Hay, making cartridges. Sept last, 

Amounts carried up, $2,606 30 18,102 02 



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Amounts brought up, $2,606 30 1»,1G2 02 
J. Wilson, stulf and work, triangular bell, M. 

House, (Sfc. 
S. Cutter, materials and labor, 

C. Symmes, jr. drain work, Sfc. 
N. Austin, disbursements and services per- 
ambulating town lines, 

John Mitchell, services as Constable, &c. 

R. Turner, repairs S. Bridge, 

Jos White, notifications, 

J. K. Frothingham, services, horse and 
chaise hire, with N. Austin, to perambu- 
late town lines, 14 41 

John Sweetser, materials and repairs Mar- 
ket House, and 2 lamp posts, 

Silas Crane, ringing bell 1 qrto.lst Dec. 

D. Dodge, disbursements and recording, 
W. W. Wheildon, printing sundries. 
Lot Pool, services and disbursements, as a 

sub-committee, 
S. Abbot, paper, 

Jas Adams, lead, nails, &c. M. House, 
Jas CaswQll. pump work , 

B. Edmands, painting lamp posts, 
Thos Pike, damages to carryall on Winter 

Hill, per vote of the town, 
Waitt & Meriam, hanging alarm bell, toVn ho. 

C. Symmes, jr finding materials and laying 

236 ft drain Trainingfld school ho. 

B. Thompson, wood and sawing, assessors' rm. 

C. Forster, check list boards, 
T. Fletcher, boards and teaming 
W. M. Edmands, stove work, ^c market house 28 90 
Jos Hunnewell, services and expenses, re- 
specting Warren Bridge, 40 



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Amounts carried up, $3,IC2 45 18,162 02 



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Amounts brought over, 
L. Tufts, blacksmith work, 
L. Turner, dirt and gravel, 
W. W. Wheildon, advertising, &c 
C. Symmes, jr cleaning reservoirs, 
B. Sadger, sundry surveys, 
Waitt (Sf Dow, assessors books, 
J. P. Frothingbam, carriage hire, 
Stanley, Reed & co. powder for militia 1832, 41 50 
G. Teei, blacksmith work 4 33 

J. Mitchell, extra grant for services and 

work as police officer ^ 20 



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ximount of sundry Drafts paid Watchmen, 1925 14 
Oil for Lamps 1831, 562 00 

Lamps, lighting, Sic 474 OS 



2962 02 



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Town Treasurer 250 



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Messenger 


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Clerk of the Market 


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Am't. of monies voted toy the Towii, May 7, 183^. 

li'orthe support of the Poor, ■' 3,000 
do deficiency in the board of over- 
seers, and surveyors of highways, 3,100 

For schools, 7,000 

" interest on town debt, 2,300 

" watch and hghting lamps 2,500 

" support of high ways, 1,500 

" commissions and abatements, 1 ,500 

" sinking fund, 1,000 

" cotitingencies, 1,500 'I. 

" assessors making taxes, 400 

" town treasurer's salary, 250 

" " clerks do, 150 

" " clerk of the market, 30 



24,230 
t)educt amo't borrowed by vote of the town 5,000 



SUMMARY. 



$19,230 



Amount of town debt, March 1, 1833, $51,455 

Borrowed per vote of the town for 5 years, 5,000 



Amount of Town debt, March 1, 1833, 



$56,455 



$10,850 is on interest at 6 per cent. 
$44,605 at 5 per cent. 

$1,000 at 4 1-2 per cent, due in Aug. 1833. 



$56,455 



Amount paid Watchmen, lamps and lighting, $2,962 02 

Fire Department 1,585 22 

Contingencies and military taxes returned 1,626 57 



Amount raised by the town for the above 
!lCxceeds the appropriations by this sum, 



$6,173 81 
4,000 

$2,173 81 



UEJflJiUMlS, 

'THE most prominent and important Item in the foregoing Ex- 
ibit, is the Town Debt : ou which subject, the Treasurer begs 
leave to make a few remarks. 

In the year 1826, the amount of the Debt was 27,600 doll's. 
The amount now, is 56,455 dolls : it having more than doubled 
within the last seven years, and being an avernge annual in- 
crease of nearly 4200 dolls! Shall we suffer this to go onward, 
or shall we endeavor to take steps to arrest its progress? No 
one can hesitate for an answer. 

In every increasing community, the current Expenditures, 
must necessarily keep pace with their Accommodations and Im- 
provements, and these, will always be sufficiently pressing on the 
Resources of a Town, even should the Individual, or aggregate 
cumulation, which must bear the assessments, be in a ratio with 
its increasing Population. The necessity therefore is obvious, of 
preventing, if possible, the increaseof our MunicipalDebt. As the 
town have not now, or in prospect, any available property (with 
the exception of the Income of the Market House) it follows that 
no other means can be adopted, for the reduction, or extinguish- 
ment of the Debt, than a resort sooner or later, to the usual mode 
of taxation. To do this at once, or by largo sums would be im- 
practicable or oppressive. There is however, one method sug- 
gests itself, by which this, in time might perhaps be accomplished, 
without the Citizens hardly perceiving it. Let the Town raise 
every year one or two thousand dollars, which might be placed 
in Trust in the Mass. Life Ins. Office, and the Interest added to 
the Principal. One thousand dollars, raised annually, and placed 
on Interest, at four and one halfper cent, per annum, would extin- 
guish the whole Debt in about28 years. Two thousand dollars, 
raised annually, would accomplish it in 1 8 years. During this time 
it is true, the Town must annually raise as it novv does, the Interest 
on the existing Debt: but it is apprehended, that these might be 
placed on abetter footing- It is supposed that the Town could 



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■hire th;^ whole amosint of the Debt, for so long a Period, as eilhor 
before niL^niiouetl, of some Public Institution, or elsewhere, at 
the rate of 4 1-2, per cenL This would of course abate part of the 
annual interest nece:wary to be raised and would be the means 
of condensii]<x the Debt to one or two sums. 

Of the present Debt, an Interest of 6 per cent, is paid, on 10, 
850, dlls. of ' which sum ^i200 is due to the Trustees of the 
Schools, and the remainder, lo others, for Eleemosenary purpos- 
es. It is probable that the Principal of this may never be want- 
ed: but if this can be obtained on better terms, we see no reason, 
(viewed as a fiscal saving to ourselves,) why eyery Institution 
should not take charge of its own funds. Should the Town, 
however, prefer to let this remain on its present footing, find con- 
tinue to raise the Interest thereon, of six percent, (which to be 
sure, is laudable for its benevolent object,) it would of course les- 
sen the amount to be borrowed. The Balance of the Town Debt 
[^45,605], is due to about twenty Individuals, bearing generally 
an Interest of five per cent. 

It is assumed that an interest of 4 1-2 per cent, would arise on 
the Investment in trust : but there is every probability, it would 
be more : in wjiich latter case, a less time would l)e required to 
reach the necessary amount. 

For 8 years — from ]8I8 to 1826, the sum of ^^3000 was annu- 
^aily rjjised, which together with the Rents of the Market House, 
was carried on as a Sinking Fund, and operated as was expected 
to lessen the Debt, from about ^^75,000 to ,^27,600 but the Town 
being then, on that system, creditor only to itself, so far as re- 
lated to the Sinking Fund— the capital accumulated so fast, and 
the Interest thereon to be raised, increased so much, that it be- 
came extremely burdensome, and was therefore abandoned. If 
however sums, from time, to time, could be safely placed, as 
before proposed the accumulation of the Interest, would be drawn 
from other sources, and would have no effect on the citizens of 
the Town. If the Loan, as proposed could not be made, or the 
Town should not see fit to procure it, the permanent provision 
for a sinking fund might still be carried into operation,which woulcj 



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in due time con([ucr the Debt. Should the Aitmc cxii'Cliccs of 
the Town require anotlrcr Debt to be created, it would not in- 
terfere with the arrangement above proposed. . 

The Town for three or four years passed, has raised the sum 
of 81000 each year for a sinkin;^ fund: which has thus far, merely 
paid offso much of the previous debt, but which if funded, and 
continued, as doubtless it is intended to be. would eventually ef- 
fect the object; this however, will fall under the uifiicully before 
mentioned of pressing hard in its progressive accumulation, more 
-particularly when the expenses of the previous year, (which hap- 
pens very oRen) have gone beyond the appropriations, and must 
be provided for in the succeeding!; year. It is also frequently 
difficult to procure a Town Note tliat is duo ;it the time the Mon- 
ey is received into the Treasury, in which the ^1000 can be in- 
vested: and the present year, as will be seen by the statement,, 
the Money has been all drawn out of the Treasury, so that no 
investment could be made. 

Connected with this is another circumstance Vi-hich may not 
be passed over. The first of B'larch is certainly the most proper- 
time, to close the Treasurer's accounts: but it will be perceived, 
that on closing the accounts for the fiscal years; little or lio bal- 
ance remains in the Treasury, to meet the Interest Money fal- 
ling due, and the current expences. The consequence is, that 
nnore than three fourths of the ensuing Tax must be anticipated by 

borrowing; thereby creating a great increase of Interest money. 
This cannot perhaps be altogether avoided: but if the time fixed 
for the payment of the Tax, should be on the first of September, 
instead ofthe first o^ November, as is now the case — this may 
afford a little relief, by bringing some portion of the Tax earlier 
into the Treasury; and it is presumed, that it could be paid by 
the Citizens, with less inconvenience, than the time now fixed. 

It is hoped, that the Treasurer will not be deemed to have 
travelled out of his Province in making these remarks. They 
are submitted with diffidence, merely as suggestions, for enquiry 
and deliberate consideration, and if the proposed, or any more 
feasible plan can be adopted, by which the Debt can be dimin- 
ished or discharged, every one must be impressed, that it would 
much contribute to the present and future prosperity ofthe Town. 

Charlestown, March 1st. 1833. 



OTcrseers of Poor and Surveyors of High- 

irays. 

RECEIPTS. 

Cash of Dr J. S. Hurd, balance, 29 37 . 

" for State account to Jan 1, 1832, 2257 94 

" ofThos Hooper, for hoarding liis 

ward, 52 00 

" of J. K. Frothingham, a=> adminis- 
trator J. Harris's estate, 228 12 

" of City Boston, for rough stone, 765 94 

'' of Town Treasurer, raised for defi- 
cit last year, 3100 00 



Receipts on account of3'ear ending 1st. March, 1832, 6433 37 
Cash of sundry towns for support of their paupers, 558 40 

Viz: Andoyer 34.50; Brighton 41.00; Bos- 
ton 289.43 ; Hingham 7.25 ; Gloucester, (3.00 ; 

Marblehead :35.75; Fitchburg 8.25; Bur- 
lington 10.00; Sudbury 15.14; S. Reading 

4.50; Needham 6S.10; Pembroke 38.48. 
Cash of sundry persons for rent. 178 50 

Viz: Saml Parker 66.00; D. P. Winning 

87.50; Newcomb & Delana 25.00. 
Cash of Sundry persons for Oakum, 514 63 

, Viz: Eenj. Brintnal, 15.18; T. Magoun, 

195.52; T.M. Thompson, 20.00; Samuel 

Devens, 254.50; G. Foster, 10.26; J, M. 

Robertson, 19.17. 
Cash of sundry persons for stone, 384 17 

Viz: Nudd 4- Parker, 28.66; D. P. Win^ 



Amount carried up, $8,069 07 



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Amount brought up, $8,069 07 

riing, 52.25; Widow Turner, 15.37; Wm S. 

Cook, 5.60; Isaac Warren, 13.92; Mr 

Goodridgc, 10.73; Warren Bridge, 200.70; 

Francis Adams, 11.31; C Symmes, Jr. 18.- 

88; Benj. Whipple, .50; Mr Taggard, 10.00; 

A. Fitz, 16.25. 
Cash for the Board of sundry persons, ^c, 315 47 

Viz: Jos.Raiid, 7.00; Joseph Kettell, 41,00; 

W. Abrams, 41.00; B. Mitchell, 40.79; S. 
N. Hooper, 27.68; J. Turner, 65.00; Mrs 
Hardman. 4.00 ; J. Elam, 15.00 ; Mrs 
Helmes, 6.25; D. P. Winning, 50.75; Mr 
Sweetser, 1.00; C. Sweetser, 16.00. 
Cash of G. Foster, for labor of paupers, 160 19 

" of Rev Mr Byrnes, confessional, 2 00 

" of sundry persons for vegetables, pork, &,c. &i.c. 442 19 
Viz: J. Wright, 7.29; W. C. Cristy, 10.00; 
G. Pierce, 31.09; R. K. Blanchard, 18.99; 
S. Cutter, 12.00; J. Hanson, 3.00; D. P. 
Winning, 75.00; O. Gordon, 19.81; W. Ar- 
nold, 4.97; C. Foster, 7.17; C. Symmes, 
10.46; Mr Gay, 15.00; G. Foster, 34.64; A. 

Locke, 61.75; G. Foster, 7.24; E. W^alker, 
24.00; A. Cook, 99.78. 
Cash of Mrs Johnson, for old bond, 25.00; 

P. Donoho, bal. sale furniture, 90.92, 115 92 

" of Oliver Holden, Attorney of Mary 

Ireland, including interest, 
" of Town Treasurer, for Overseers, 
*' of '' for Surveyors, 

'' of State Treasurer, annual account, 



Total Heceipts, 



678 


73 


3000 




1500 


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4280 


56 


18,564 


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exfenditub.es., 

^aah to sundry persons on for me r account , viz: 

Overseers note, to Robert Winning, in part 200 0(F 
Overseers notes toB. il. Bank, 

do note to Prlerchants do., 

Interest on above, 
J. K. Frothingham and others, for wood 
Tirao. Tufts, hay, 46 37; S. & C. Poor, 

shoes, 12 61, 
Moses Fletcher and others, for labor, 
Josiah Harris {to J. K. Frothingham,) as 

Chairman, 150 00, acct. 101 16, 
Silas Burns and others, smith work, 
Wm. Billings and others, teaming, 
H. Davidson, meal, 
. David Devens and others, stones, 
Warren Bridge, tolls. 
Sundry small bills 

Amnt paid on account of year ending March 1. 1832, 6190 29 

Remark — There is a balance due R. Winning, on note of 
406 dollars and interest, on the foregoing account. 

On account of year ending March 1, 1833 : 

Sundry persons for Wood, viz. 1193 15 

- Geo Flagg4l 81, Danl Mackintire iO 06, 
S. Wood 7 50, Thos Austin 260 57, Capt 
Lewis 301 38, T. Hutchinson 22 76, Wra 
Carter 7 75, B. Thompson 167 61, B. Fos- 
ter 242 26, P. Adams 20 84, Geo Winn 
17 73, JonasCarter 12, N. Tufts &co. 50 88, 
A. Carleton 30. 



4000 


CO 


800 00 


44 


80 


120 


00 


58 


98 


67 


21 


251 


16 


21 


88^^ 


88 


29 


392 


35 


58 67 


52 


60 


34 35 



Amount carried up^ $7,383 44 



19 



Amount brought up, $7,383 44 

Sundry persons for Labor, viz: 1,264 97 

D. P. Winning 624 30, Robert Winning 
26332, Jabeg Hay ward 7, P. Riley and oth- 
ers 17 19, John Mitchell 19 50, J.L. Jen- 
nerson 33, Caleb Symmes jr 57 50, Nathl 
^e\vett33 50, Ed Nichols 14 25, A. Weth- 
erbec 14, S. Cutter 40 41, S. E. Cutter 38, 
J. Deblois 83, P. Judkins 5. 

Sundry persons for Rent, viz : 143 OQ 

Charles Brown 60, E. Soley and al. 65, B. 
Raymond 18. 

Sundry persons for Hay, viz ; 165 9S 

Joel Tufts 96 69, Wm Emerson 13 59, T. 
Tufts SB 76, L. Walter 16 89. 

Sundry persons for Lumber, viz : ?;83 60 

B. Thompson, 100 98, A. Pool 41 40, A. 
Cole 56 14, C. Johnson 75 79, J. Harmon 
7 17, T. Fletcher 2 12. 
City of Boston, supplies to paupers, 16 

D. P. Winning, do 46 29 

62 29 

Sundry persons for Provisions, viz: 2411 90 

Smith 4* Frost, 62.77; F. Jaquith, 4.50; 
D. P. Winning, 18.20; Alvah Brown, 4.70; 
Asa Upham, 7.14; Edward Cutter, 34.00; 
Rice & Thaxter, 136.21; H. Davidson, 
791.64; Thanksgiving Dinner, 14.05; Sol, 
■Hovey, 255.63; John Wright, 109.50; R. 
K. Blanchard, 177.07; H. G. Davis, 68.33; 
James Newcomb, 8.87; S. Sawyer, 23.50; 
f . Wetherbee, 75.97; W.C. Cristy, 107.35; 
Wm. Ripley, 5.25; Benj. Teel, 43.00; S. 



Amount carried up, $11705 J 3 



20 



Amount brought over, ^11705 13 
Skilton, 12.10; E. Jane, 39.35; A. Winn, 
12.96; S. 4* Stearns, 27.12; Jos. Smith, 5.- 
48; 0. Danforth, 13.39; 0. S. Gordon, 78.- 
75; A. Cook, 99.47; J. Page, 4.98; N. 
Webster, 152.03; C. Whiting, 17.69. > 

Sundry persons for Groceries, viz: 1274 48 

S. Abbot, 168.34; E. F.&T. M. Cutter,! 18.64; 
J. Cheever, 107.84; Skinner, Hurd& coI4S.76; 
Sa\vtell,& Jacobs, 91.95; Taggard & Burr, 49. 
57; N. Lynde, 18.46; J. Tyler, 55.32; S. & 
Hoyt, 48.94; S.C.Hunt, 49.88; Goodridge, & 
Chapman 60.31; R. Center,25,72; J. Bridge, jr. 
82.16; D. & Z. Bowman, 56.21; S. Reed <^ co. 
43.26; G. Johnson, 123.22; J. Pettingill. 26 .00. 

Sundry persons for Dry Goods, viz: 1021 68 

David Fosdick, 170.62; E. P. Mackintire, 
235.06; J. Bird, Jr. 159.30; Thos. J. 
Goodwin, 220.S4; Wm. Arnold, Jr. 184.92; 
A. Babcock 50.94. , , 

W. Arnold, Leather 161.92; for shoes 83.33; 165 25 
S. & C. Poor, shoes 14 07 

Dr. F. A. Willard, 1 yrs. salary 100, do. in- 
cidental charges, 2 102 00 
Widows S. Smith, & Sarah Wright, pensioners, 42 92 
Thomas Finnan, gravel 17.16; N. Lynde do 

14.64; J. Davenport. 18.12; 49 92 

John Mitchell, and others, for paving stone 157 

531 16 



Sundry persons for Teaming, viz: 85 75 

T. 0. Nichols 13 75, C. <Sf Goodnow 19 50, 
L. Turner 30 75, J. Hustin21 75 

Sundry persons for Smith work, viz: 154 15 

J. P. Daniels 5 27, G. Teel 2 21, A. W. 
Whittredge 19 27, A. & S. F. Tufts 30 54, 



Amount carried up, $14772 35 



THE freeholdei'i and other inhabitants of the town 
of Charlestown, qualifteJ as the la\Y directs to vote 
in tovyn affairs, are hsreb/ notified to meet at the 
Town-hall in said town, on Monday the 25tli daj o£ 
March current, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon then and 
there to act on the following particulars, viz. 
1st. To choose a Moderator for said meeting. 
2d. To choose Town Officers for the ensuing year 
af the law directs 

.3d. To choose a committee, to audit the accounts 
of the Town Treasurer, the Overseers of the Poor—* 
and the Surveyors of the Highways, 

4th. To give in their votes for a CountvTreasurer. 
[The qualifications of voters for this Oificc are the 
same as for Representatives to the General Court*] 

5th. To know if the town will choose a Committee, , 
to t'iko into consideration the state of the to^vn debt, 
and if a plaa cannot be adopied for its progressive 
di ai'j'jti )ti aai extinction, and report at some future 
meeting, 

6th To know the minds of the town wliether 
thev will re-cooiidsr a vote passed the 12th of No- 
vem'oar last, for keeping swine within the Peninsula, 
agreoably to the petition of Joshua H. Searey and 
others. 

7th. To know whether the town will sell their lot 
of land, bounded partly on Brooks streets, so called, 
at the Point. 

8th. Co know what measures the town will adopt, 
relative to the E igines, and ringing the bell, in cases 
of fire out of town. 

qth. T > hear the report of any Committee, and 
act ther«on as may be thought proper. 

By order of the Selectmeii. 
Charlestown, xMaich llth, 1833. 

JoHx P. Dunkleb, i Constables 
John Mitchell, > of 

Thomas W. Ramsay, y Charlestown. 
N. B. The Selectmen will be in sessioH, at their 
Room, on Saturday, the 23d inst, from 3 to 6 o'clock, 
in the afternoon, and on Monday, the day of the tovvn 
meeting, from 8 to 9 o'clock in the forenoon, to receive 
evidence of the qualifications of voters, whose names 
are not on the list ; and no names will be inserted on 
the list, on the day of the meeting after the expiratioa 
of the time last mentioned. 



♦1 



Amounts brought up, 

Leonard Tufls 15 71, N. Lynde 23 50, N 

Lamson 49 06, A. Wait &. son 8 59. 
'Stephen Wiley, hdise and chaise iiire, 
G. L. Deblois 8c Co. 
P. R. Russell, boarding men, 
Oliver Dickson, repairs, 
Saml Hoar, professional, 
J. Mason Sf son, posts, 
W. Sf G. A. Adams, tools, 
J. H. Brown, hats, 
C. Forster, 
H. Davidson, plants, 
J. Runey, coal, 
Mrs Bouve, 
Edward Cutter, bricks, 
Andrew Roulstone, 
M. S. Prison, tools, 
C. Thompson, iron, 
A. Bacon Sf son, 

J. P. Frothingham, repairs 

Benj Edmands, paints 

Jacob Caswell, repairs 

Stackpole & Lamson, hats 

Wm M. Edmands, stove, &c 

James Adams^ hardware 

Benj Haynes, stove, &c 

S. Kidder &, co 

Sundry persons for Junk 

Interest, Phoenix Bank, 21, Postage 4 15 

Sundry purchases, &c small articles, by G. 

Foster, 255 03 730 19 



P. 


$14772 35 


14 75 


15 


(JO 


25 


50 


15 


09 


23 


00 


22 


00 


17 


17 


21 


01 


-30 


95 


5 


00 


25 


00 


20 


00 


9 


20 


5 


00 


7 


75 


10 


07 


o 


67 




onci it\ 






21 


52 


22 


97 


7 


50 


6 


37 


24 


60 


17 


30 


17 




47 


73 


285 


02 


25 


15 



Amounts carried up, |^15771 7J 



^2 



Amount brought up, 1^15771 70 
Chairman's arciilhtj sundry pensions to Bos- 
ton poor, per order, ]15 75 
Do. do sundry disbursements to 

toivn, Slate and other town's poor 228 ,59' 

4-04' 34 

Gideon Foster, salary, 450 

Edward Cutter's bill, Surveyor of Highways 100 

Charles Foster's do do do 100 

Amount voted Chairman ^ 400 



^17,226 04 

BalaiMce ©la liJiiai!, - 1,558 0? 

Si 8,564 13 



.Charlestovvn, March, 1833. 

Respectfully submitted. 

BENJ. THOMPSON, Chairman. 



CHARLESTOWN, March 9, 1833. The Committee appointed by the 
Town to audit the Overseers of the Poor, and the Surveyors of Highways' Ac- 
counts, have carefully examined the same, and find them properly entered, cor- 
rectly cast and the payments properly vouched, and that there is a balance in 
favor of the town of one thousand three hundred and thirty eight dollars and 
aine cents. THOMAS J. GOODWIN,) 

JOHN SKINNER, > Committee. 

J. K. FROTHINGHAM. ) 



i^tatement or the Receipts and Expenditures 
of the Charlestown I'ree ^cliools, from 
May, 1833 to jflarch, 1833. 



llECEiPTS. 



Balance in the Treasury, May 8th, 1832, 
Approptiation by the Town, annua', 
Dividend on Union Bank Stock, 
Interest on Town Note, 
Rent of Primary School Houses, 



r>0o 


65 


000 




O 1 


50 






9-1 i>0 



$7,756 65 



EXPENDITURES. 
{Salaries of Mastea^s ^Yithisi the Meek, viz: 
Charles Pierce, 800 

Josiah Fairbank, 700 , 

Amos Baker, 700 

James Swan, ' 403 84 

Moses W. Walker, 290 

Warren Draper, 40 SO 

Aarou Davis Capen, 88 76 

3023 4q 

Salaries of Primary School Teacliersj viz: 

Emeline G. Whitin, 225 

Lusannah R. Whitin, - 225 

Mary TValker, 225 

Hannah Rea, 225 

Margaret W. Locke, 225 



Aniount carrietj up, $1125 3,023 4Q 



24 
Amount brought up, ^1125 3,023 40' 



Ann Brown, 
Abigail G. Twycross, 
Eliza A. Cutter, 
Susan L. Sawyer, 
Polly Jaquith, 
Hannah Andrews, 



Milk Row, John N. Sherman, 

Gardner's Row, Mary W. Jefferds, 

Miles T. Gardner, 
Winter Hill, Abigail Mead, 

Elliot Valentine, 
Russell District, Miranda Whittemore, 

Joseph S. Hastings, 



Contingencies. 

John D. Edmands, repairs 

Lemuel Gulliver, desk 

Amos Baker, writing copies , 

Alfred Carleton, wood 

Amos Baker, slates and inkstands 

Jonathan Teel, sawing wood 

Moses W. Walker, writing copies 

Jeremy Wilson, repairs 

John Runey, sundries 

John J. Stowell, cleaning clock 

Emeline G. Whitin, allowance for rent 

Amos Baker, sundries 

Stephen Wiley, horse and chaise hire 

Edmund Matson, white-washing 



225 






225 






225 






183 


33 




56 


25 




168 


75 


2208 33 


tie Week, 


viz: 


477 






106 


50 




S3 


08 




96 






64 






78 






60 


62 





965 20 



2 


63 


4 


53 


24 


o; 


2 


25 


16 


50 


1 


25 


3 


08 


4 


21 


2 


47 


1 


50 


8 


00 


25 


71 


2 


25 


13 


00 



Amount carried up, ^111 45 6,196 93 



«.5 



Amounts I)ioiiglit up, 
Jacob Forster, rent of Primary school room 
Oliver A. Shaw, visible nupicrator 
Nathan Hale, advertising 
J. T. Buckingham, do 
Waitt Sf: Dow, copy book 
Miranda Whittemore, cloth and brooms 
Harrison Wingate, repairs 
Abigail Mead, sundries 
W. TV. Whcildon, arithmetical cards &c. 
Wm. H. Bacon, repairs 
Caleb Symmes, Jr. cleaning cellar 
Adams & Hudson, advertising 
Frederick A. Kendall, repairs 
Benja. Thompson, wood & sundries 
Benj. C. Teel, repairs 
John Peak, labor 
Charles Johnson, wood 
James T. Floyd, bricks and labor 
Josiah H. Hussell, labor and materials 
Jacob Pratt, repairs 

Josiah Fairbank, makng fires <!^ sundries 
Benj. C. Teel, labor 
Joseph Brown, labor 
Isaac C. Frothingham, repairs 
Guy C. Hawkins, wood «Sr repairs 
Waitt <§• Dow, Books 
James Adams, brushes 
Enoch Pearson, repairs 
Samuel Kidder, Sf Co. ink 



Bah 



$111 45 


6196 


93 


27 00 






5 00 






1 60 






1 75 






63 






1 74 






16 77 






2 40 






20 25 






1 '16 






4 00 






75 






13 63 






68 94 






3 64 






16 36 






30 02 






7 00 






8 77 






I 50 






19 05 


• 




3 03 






2 25 






1 25 






18 81 






34 83 






3 17 






1 50 






10 09 


438 






24 


h 


121 


48 




756 


65 



26 



Funds of the Churlestown Free ^Schools, 
Unioa Bank Stock, 3,500 

Town Note, 1,200 

Two Primary School liouses 600' 

Legacy of the late Deac. Thos. Miller, deceased, 100 



85,400 



Note. The Act incorporating the Board of Trustees of the 
Charlestown Free Schools, requires that a statement of their re- 
ceipts and expenditures shall be laid before the Town, in the 
month of May, annually, at which time, the Treasurer's accounts 
are audited by a Committee of the Board. This statement ne- 
cessarily embraces a period of ten months only. 

PAUL WILLARD, Treasurer. 
March 4th, 1833. 



S^tateiiient of the Expenditures or the Board 
ot Health, during the year ending Mareh, 
1833. 

J. W. Homer Jr, Crockery Ware, lor Cholera Hospital 10 92 

A. McGuire, labor 

J. Adams, hard ware, for Hospital 

T. Pike, horse hire 

C Saunders, 7 feet, 4 inches hose 

N. M. Rider, Straw, for hospital 

W. W. Wheildon, printing 

S. Kidder, Sf Co, use of medicine &c. 

A. Gage, straw for hospital 

vE. Sparhawk, nurse for hospital 

Fosdick S^" Carter, furniture for hospital * 

S. Hyde, making bed-ticks for hospital 

G. Davidson, printing 

E. Crafts, moving furniture 
A. Pool, lime 

F. A. Williard, extra services as Secretary and Treas- 

urer to the Board of Health, and physician to the 

Cholera Hospital- « 

A. Wetherbee,labor 
Postage and Paper, 
L. Leeman, night cart 
J. Runey, Town work for do do 
W. Arnold, Jr. for bedding &,c. for C. Hospital 
C Forster, for filling <^* tufting matrasses for hospital 
Pool Sf Blanchard, oiling cloth for litter for hospital 
C. Pierce, waggon 
O. Holden, rent 

G. Johnson, groceries 





to 


14 


91 


1 


75 


li 


00 


4 


21 


10 00 


'22 


55 


3 


97 


9 


00 


65 


46 


14 


81 




50 


3 


00 


1 


25 


20 


00 


3 


50 


I 


97 


40 


00 


14 


69 


71 


72 


10 


.30 


2 


25 


43 00 


15 


60 


S2 


Si 



28 



G. Bigelow, tlinners for the consulting Physicians 

health Commissionors and the Board of health. 50 00 



$471 62 
Remaining in the hands of the Treasurer 28 33 



$500 00 
F. A. WILLARP, Treasurer. 
Charlestown, March 9th 1833. 



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