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STATEMENT 



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EXPEJVSES 



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COMMENCING 

mLJLYj 18^6, ASifB ^-HBINO- i%.PRl£., 1827, 



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TREASUBEE'S Statement. 



POOR. 

Amount of Overseers' draft, hy vote of the town 

SCHOOLS. 

Amount of Trustees' draft, by vote of the town 

HIGHWAYS. 
Amount of Surveyors' draft, by vote of the town 

_ CONTINGENCIES. 

Joseph White, printing . . . 

Barna, Edmands, sealirrg weights, &c» 

Wm.M. Edmands, funnel for stove 

John P. Duncklee, warning town meetings, 

John Walker, ringing bell at Baptist meeting 1 yr 

Francis Adams, wood for Watch-house 

Peter Durell, whitewashing Market-house cellar 

John Mitchell, warning town meetings, &lc. 

J. Sweetser & S. Cutter, building fence at Old 

Burying ground _ . . 

J. Sweetser & S. Cutter, do. Bunker hill road 
J. Sweetser, building fence near Stetson's wharf 
Arch'd Babcock, building a common sewer from 

Main Street to the Mill-pond 
Do. sundry disbursements on Bunker hill road 
lienry Gardner, lumber for fences 
Winthrop Roberts, repairs on Engine No, 4. 
B. & S. Raymond, oil for Engines 
John Gregory, paid ^10 to men watching at the 

late fire on Main street, ,. . - 
A.. W. Crowningshield, paid ^4 do. and ^2 do. 
William Wiley, refreshment for Engine men 
Phelps & Thompson do. 

Skinner, Hurd & Co. do. 

Sam'l Abbot do. 

Richardson &, Bowman do. 

Charles Whitney do. 

Wm. Brown, refreshment for 40 men at a fire 
Samuel C. Hunt, do. for Firewards 
David Dodge, sundry disbursements, &,c. 
J. L. Jennison, work on Bunker hill street 
Thomas Hooper, Iron Chest, &c. for depositing 

town records in - - 

Lewis Hamblin, labor on common sewer, Back st. 
Cheney Richardson, do. 

Carried forward i,< 



$1500 
600Q 
200O 



12 




7 


50 


7 




18 




5 


42 


35 


50 


2 


75 


38 




8 


92 


61 


94 


5 


75 






10 




6 






66 


o 


75 


4 




4 


50 


6 


13 


7 




10 




21 




11 


49 


12 


13 


51 


50 


42 


30 


16 


67 


:79 


06 9500 



d-^L.^^.j 



79 


06 


19 


39 


44 


97 


3 


96 


10 


50 


39 




8 


62 


1 


50 


5 




2 


40 


9 


87 






Bro't forward, ^479 06 9500 
Ambrose Cole, lumber for do. 

Goodridge & Fletcher, do. 

J. P. Perkins, for refreshment at late fire 
H. Yvelin do. 

Arch. Babcock, paid Anna Tufts storage of powder 
D. & J. Bonner, ironing set of Engine wheels 
J. Robbins, teaming Engine No, 3 to Boston &back 
Stephen Thayer, repairing do. 
Joseph Thompson, cedar posts for fence 
Lewis Hamblin, work on vault at Market house 
D. Devens, cedar posts for fence on High street, 

& lumber for do. at Burying Ground, &c. 35 74 
John D. Edraands, lumber, and building fence on 

Town hill - - - - 137 52 

A. Eoulstonc, work on the well near Whitney's 

hotel .... 

Joseph White, printing ... 

Newell Martin, work on Engine pipe 
John Hay, making cartridges, &c. 

Do. repairing and cleaning Engine No. 1. 
Nicholls & Barrett, mason-work on Town house 
Goodridge & Fletcher, lumber, Engine-house No. 3 
John Sweetser, work on do. 

David Dodge, for blank books, &c. 
Arch'd Babcockj'sundry disbursments for Bunker 

hill street . „ . » 

Jotham Johnson, posts for do. 

Do. poles for Milk Row road 

Zaccheus Gates, repairs of Town Clock 
Charles Tufts, for gunpowder 
Andrew Roulstone, repairing Engines Nos. 2, & 3 
John D. Edmands, ladder case 
Isaac Pratt, painting Engines No. 2, & 3 
Jed. Barker, hose for Engines No. 2, 3, & 4 
Samuel Ferrin, for brick /. - . 

Town of Stoneham, taxes for 1826 
David Foadick, for a new pall 
Edward Carnes, cordage, &c. for Swing bridge 
Jeremy Wilson, ash plank for Market house 
J. L. Jennison, for watch hooks 
John Mitchell, warning town meetings 
Engine Company No. 1, playing first at fire at J. 

Forsters . . . - 

Caleb Symmes, jr. work on drains, &c. 
Abijah Munro, repairing locks 
Hiram Emerson, mason work on Engine house No. 3 
Engine Company No. 2, playing first at the fire at 

B. BrintJieil's shop ... 

Carried forward |1143 29 9500 



10 




18 


15 


1 


25 


21 


04 


8 


50 


6 


50 


15 


55 


24 


50 


3 


35 


20 


48 


9 


06 


3 


50 


15 


50 


33 


25 


7 


75 


1 




14 




19 


75 


1 


60 




18 


15 


58 


6 


31 


30 


50 


2 


50 


7 




10 




16 


88 


1 


58 


14 


50 


10 





5 


26 


4 




15 


24 


21 


46 



4 

Bro't forward ^1148 2'd 'JoOO 

J. Smith, work & materials on Engine house No. 1 27 46 

John Hay, repairs, &c. on Engines No. 2, 3, & 4 

Jacob Caswell, for pump boxes, &c. 
Do. repairs on pumps 

Amos Tufts & Son, iron work for Market house 

Jeremy Wilson, labor and materials altering the 

Market house - - - 183 77 

Oliver Holden, sundry expenses incurred on com- 
mittee on Roads _ . . 

John D. Edmands, making pump trough, &c 

Amos Tufts & Son, iron work for engines No. 2 & 3 

Engine company No. 2, for repairs 

Do. No. 3, playing first at a fire on 

Bolton street - - - 

Jonas Tyler, oil and groceries 

Benj. Badger, jr. surveying and making plan of 
A. Binney's land _ . , 

Stephen Thayer, engine pipe 

Leonard Tufts, iron work - - - 

Peter Durell, wood, and sawing 

B. & S. Raymond, oil & tallow, engines No. 1 , & 5 

Wm. M. Edmands, funnel, stove work, lead, &c. 
for Market house . - _ 

John Gregory, mason work. Market house 

Benj. Edmands, painting Hook and Ladder house 
and 100 buckets . - - 

John Adams, lead, nails, &c. Market house 

Wm. M. Edmands, relinquishing lease of store 

No. 2, Town house _ - - 30 

Geo. Davidson, printing Annual Statement of ex- 
penses - . - . 

Amos Binney, for gravel 

Jehiel Smith, building fence on High street 

Thomas Hooper, for map of Boston, &c. 

John P- Duncklee, services as constable 

David Dodge, blank books, &c. 

Ambrose Cole, lumber. Market house 

Whipple & Adams, for 25 cedar posts of J. Tapley 
in 1825, for fence on Elm street 

1797 

ASSESSORS. 

Assessors, for making taxes. 350 

WATCH, AND LIGHTING LAMPS. 

Am't of drafts in favor of Watchmen for services 611 27 
Do. for lighting lamps 156 25 

Do. E. Hathaway & Co. for oil 183 70 
Do, J. P. Bradlce, do. 22 91 



37 


12 


9 


40 


13 


92 




5G 


10 




13 


32 


2 


50 


10 


25 


9 


18 


8 


50 


4 


08 


54 


30 


8 


50 


63 


87 


6 


04 



16 




40 


25 


3 


60 


7 




1 


58 


16 


84 


J 

5 


75 



362 86 



974 13 



Carried forward $12,622 01 



Bro't forward 



|1 2,622 01 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Foster & Barton, 50 pairs of Fire buckets 

Jed. Barker, 250 feet hose 

Thomas Hooper, patent engine of W. C. Hunne- 

raan 8l Co. 
J. Sweetser, materials and building engine house 
John D. Edmands, building Ladder house, and 

sundry jobs in the Fire department 
Lewis Hamblin, labor on reservoir, Back street 
Ambrose Cole, lumber for do. 

Cheney Richardson, labor on do. 

Joseph Thompson, lumber for do. 

John Gregory, brick, lime, &c. do. 
Peter Durell, lighting lamps do. 

John M. Robertson, plank do, 

Devens & Thompson, nails, spikes, &c. do. 
Andrew Roulstone, hose carriage, screws, &c. 

Do. ladders, painting crotch poles, 

&c, 
Amos Tufts & Son, ironing hose carriage, 

Do. sundries 

BOARD OF HEALTH. 

J. S. Hurd, expense in removing to Rainsford 
island a person laboring under a conta- 
gious disease . _ . 

John P. Duncklee, distributing the laws and by- 
laws of the Board - - . 

G. Davidson, printing Rules and Regulations 

TOWN DEBT. 

Interest on $12,100 at 6 per cent. 
Do. 17,500 " 5 " - 



^220 
235 

800 
125 

189 

173 

75 

34 

31 

27 

4 

1 

1 

42 

127 
27 
95 



SALARIES. 

Town Treasurer » _ . . 

" Clerk .... 

" Messenger - . . . 

Clerk of the Market and Police Officer, 5 quar- 
ters, per order of Selectmen, at ^50 pr an. 



Total amount of expenses 



31 
86 
90 
17 

48 
38 
25 
60 

27 



50 
86 



22 

3 
6 



726 
875 



250 
100 
100 

62 50 



2211 58 



31 



1601 



512 50 



6,978 09 



The above are the expenses of the town for the current year. 



' in order that Uie towti rnay have a full viev/ of their linaiicial 
concerns, the treasurer makes the following statement of the receipts 
and payments. 

Recdpts into tlie treasury during the year. 
Balance on hand last year unappropriated ^4376 78 
Add for so much allowed for demands against 

_^the town unpaid at that time 328 57 

Total am't on hand last year 4,705 3.^ 

Amount of taxes assessed - - - 15,175 54 
Collector's commissions 378 10 

Abatements - - - 692 60 

1,070 70 



Total amount received from taxes 14,104 84 

Amount received for rents of the Market house 1,399 2ti 

" " of Wm. Phipps, for his note & 

int. taken by Paving Com'tte 12 75 
" " Ptobert Calder, do. 46 

" " Cooper, Gould &Robbins, rent 

of land near Maiden bridge 3 

" " Abij. Hovey, for entering drains 

intocommonsewer at theNeck 12 
" " Solomon Hovey, do. 5 

" " Benj. Brintnell and L. Turner 

for tomb lot No. 21 - 25 

" " Archibald Babcock, for powder 

sold on acc't of the town 42 

" " Samuel Payson, entering drain 

into common sewer. Back st. 
" " Aaron Hadley 

" " Tim. Thompson, jr. 

" " John Skinner 

'■ " S. Andrev/s 

" " Alex. Bowers 

" " Caleb Drew 

" " C. Potter, for liberty to exhibit 

his public performances 10 

" " J. J. Green, for liberty to exhibit 

animals - - 2 75 

" " J. Smith do. 75 

" " A.Tufts,lyrs rent Hay scales 20 

249 25 

Am't borrowed on Note, by vote of the town, 

passed June 16, 1826, for the Fire dep't 2,000 

$22,458 70 



Back St. 


10 


do. 


10 


do. 


10 


do. 


15 


do. 


10 


do. 


10 


do. 


6 



Payments made to the separate departments from the treas''y during the year <, 



For the 


> Poor 


- 


^1500 




it. 


Schools 


- 


6000 




u 


Highways, $25 79 due last 


year 


2025 


79 


4i 


Contingencies 


- 


1800 


75 


a 


Watch and lighting lamps 




966 


37 


a 


Interest* 


- 


1659 


42 


u 


Fire department 




2209 


98 


a 


Assessors 


- 


350 




'•■' 


Board of Health 




31 




tc 


Treasurer's salary 


- 


250 




'•' 


Clerk's 




100 




u 


Messenger's " (|25unp'dlastyr) 


125 




(; 


Clerk of Market (12 50 


do) 


62 


50 






17,080 


81 




Balance on hand 




5,377 


89 

-— ^22458 70 



From the above balance of ^5,377 89, is to be deducted ^282 28, 
iseing for demands against the town unpaid; leaving a balance of 
|5,095 61, which will go to meet the current expenses of the town 
until the commencement of the collection of taxes that may be as- 
sessed for the year 1827, which will be in September next, and will 
probably be sufficient for that purpose, unless some extraordinary 
expense should be incurred. 

From a review of the amount of Receipts and Expenditures the 
citizens will perceive that there will be no immediate necessity for 
an increase of taxes the present year, over and above the last, unless 
the town should think proper to pay otF part of their debt, the amount 
of which they will perceive by the foregoing statement is <^29,600;' 
and of this amount of debt, ^9,350 are funds under the care of the 
Selectmen and deacons of churches, bearing an interest of 6 per cent. 
This interest is appropriated to charitable purposes, under their di- 
rection; the residue, i|i2,750, of 6 per cents, belong to the Public 
Schools and individuals: of the five per cent, notes ^10,000 of this 
amount was for money borrowed for paving streets, the time of pay- 
ment not having expired, ||2,000 was borrowed for the fire depart- 
ment, and the residue, ^5,500 was borrowed to pay off' the last 
note, due the first of January last, for money borrowed to build the 
Town-Hall. It was calculated that the proceeds of the Sinking Fund 
would meet the payment of this note, but the discontinuance of that 
fund the last year, compelled the treasurer to borrow that amount to 
meet the payment of the same, and as the two last sums will become 
due the present year, it will be necessary the treasurer should beau- 

' Where notes have become due the treasurer has horrowed the amount for a few 
months until he could obtain it for a longer time, -which increases this sura above the an-- 
nual amount of Interest. 



8 

.horized to borrow the like sum, unless the town should think proper 
:o provide means to pay the same, or any part thereof. 

Improvements have been made in the Market-House and that 
building, the leases of which expired on the 1st Dec. last, is now oc- 
cupied by tenants, who pay an annual rent to the town of ^1,200. 
from that date— and on the whole the Treasury department of the 
town may be considered in as good state as at any former period. 

All which is respectfully submitted by 

DAVID DEVENS, 

Town Treasurer- 
CHARLESTOWN, April 1827. 



The following are the sums voted by the town, for the current ex- 
penses of the year. 



3r the Poor . . _ 


$1500 


u 


Schools 


6000 


C( 


Highways • - 


2000 


a 


Contingencies 


2500 


(C 


Watch and lighting lamps 


1000 


4i 


Assessors 


350 


U 


Commis's & abatements on taxes 1 000 


U 


Interest on town debt 


170 


U 


Treasurer's salary 


250 


u 


Clerk's do. 


100 


(; 


Messenger's do. 


100 


k'. 


Clerk of the market do. 


30 



Voted for amount expenses - - 15,000 

And by vote of the town the treasurer was 

authorized to borrow for the Fire depart't 2,000 



Amount in the Treasurer's hands, received of military 
exempts $124 



$17,000 



STATEMENT 

t)f Expenses and Funds of the Charlestown Free Schools for 

the year 1826. 



EXPENDITURES^ 

Peter Conant, instructing Writing department, Ward 
No. 1. one year, ending Feb. 11, 1827 

Do. contingencies . - . 

Cornelius Walker, instructing Grammar department, 
Ward No. 1. three quarters and five days 

Do. contingencies . „ . , 

Charles Pierce, instructing Grammar department. 
Ward No. 1 . one quarter . . - 

Samuel Bigelow, instructing school in Ward No. 2. 
one year, ending March 8 . . . 

Samuel Barrett, instructing Female school from Feb. 
4, to July 7, inclusive - . - . 

Do. contingencies 
Josiah Fairbank, instructing Female school 2 quarters 
Do. contingencies . - - - 

Ann D. Sprague, instructing Female school 1 year, 
ending Feb. 1. - 

Do. contingencies , - . 

Polly Jaquith, instructing Primary School No. 1. 



I,i 


Sarah French 


do. 


No. 2. 


li 


Mary Thompson 


do. 


No. 3. 


li 


Roxanna Jones 


do. 


No. 4. 


ii. 


Adeline H3''de 


do. 


No. 5. 


a 


Mary Walker 


do. 


No. 6. 


u 


Hannah Rea 


do» 


No. 7. 


■<t 


Elizabeth G. Whitin 


do. 


No. 8. 


u 


Contingencies 


. 


- 


it. 


Mary Flanders, instruct 


'g school Ward No. 3. 20 weeks 


a 


Hersina Knight 


do. 


No. 4. 20 " 


a 


Martha Frost 


do. 


No. 5. 20 " 


u 


- 




Contingencies 


u 


Ann E. Whipple 


do. 


No. 6. 22 « 


u 


E. D. Dyer 


do. 


No. 3. 5 mo. 


u 


P. R. Russell 


do. 


No. 4. 4 " 


a 


- 




Contingencies 


u 


Charles Tidd 


do. 


No. 5. 
15 weeks & 4 days 


a 


- - - 




Contingencies 


li 


Andrew Wallis 


do. 


No. 6. 5 months 



6 77 

611 12 

7 63 

200 
675 

256 66 
1 88 

300 
5 04 

300 

1 37 

225 
225 
225 
225 
225 
225 
225 
168 75 
37 

75 

65 

60 

2 30 
83 

150 
112 
2 77 



101 



S3 

9;, 



Contingencies 
Lincoln & Edmands, for school books 
Crocker & Brewster do. 

Thomas Greenleaf, repairs 
Jesse Hall, wood ... 

Joel Locke, mason work 
Joseph Ingalls, repairing windows 
John D. Edmands, rent, &c. 

Carried forward 



160 

2 95 
311 87 
241 30 

4 42 

5 76 

3 46 
2 40 
8 14 

^6,302 04 



10 

Bro't forward 

Paid John Ireland, sundries 

" Benjamin Russell, printing 

" Fosdick & White, repairs 

" Joshua Mixtei-, sawing wood 

" Betsey Putnam, care of school house in Austin street 

" Alfred Carleton, wood - - - - 

" Thomas B. Wait & son, "Journal of Education" 

" Ballard & Wright, advertising 

^' Jehiel Smith, repairs on school house, Ward No. 1. 

" Daniel Major, blinds for do. No. 3. 

" Benjamin Whipple, advertising 

" Samuel Cutter, blinds for school house, Ward No. 6. 

" William S. Phipps, sundries - - 

" Hall J. Kelley, wood and sundries 

" David Stetson, wood in 1825 
" Do. do. 1826, and sawing 

" Cyrus Johnson, sawing wood _ . _ 

" Silas Farrar, setting glass . _ - 

" Jotham Johnson, wood - _ . 

'' George Davidson, printing Rules and Regulations 

" Josiah Harris, setting glass . - . 

" Abijah Munroe, repairing globes 

" Samuel Kidder & Co. ink - - 

" Cheney Richardson, rep's on school house Ward No. 1 . 

" Walter Russel, wood . . . 

" Bunker Hill bank, interest on money borrowed 



On hand 



RECEIPTS AND INCOME. 

Rec'd of Chester Adams, late treas'r, balance of his acc't 
" Amount voted by the town - . . 

" Dividend on Union bank stock 
" Interest on town Note ... - 

" For Books . . . . . 



Funds of the Charlestown Free Schools, 
Union bank stock - - - ^3500 

Town note ... 1 500 



$6,302 


04 




52 




75 




75 


4 


50 


L 8 


00 


20 




4 






75 


17 


58 


25 


33 


3 




19 


25 


8 


57 


36 


98 


49 




50 


25 


1 




4 


16 


21 


50 


10 




10 


50 


1 


58 


11 


86 


1. 12 


99 


9 




13 


44 



$6,646 


31 


786 


53 


$7,432 


84 


i 950 


16 


6,000 




157 


50 


90 




235 


18 


$7,432 


84 



$5000 



All which is respectfully submitted by the Trustees of the Charles- 
town Free Schools. 

BENJAMIN WHIPPLE, Treas'r. 
CHARLESTOWN, April 1827. 



STATEMENT 

Of the Overseers of the POOR, April, 1827. 



Balance of cash on hand last year - ^1,287 05 

Amount received of the Town treasurer 1,500 

Do. of the State treasurer 3,997 92 



Collected of Wm. S. Phipps for rent 

" Kidder & Carter, labor of men 

" Isaac Delano, rent 

" Jacob Newcome, do. 

" John Allison, board 

" John Turner's friends, do. 

" Geo. Gay, Esq. board, &c. of a boy 

" Josiah Harris, board of pensioners 

" S. J. Gardner, for James Condon 

" Sundry citizens for labor of men 

" Sundry persons for vegetables 

" Do. for board 

" Pork, &c. sold 

" Brintnell and others for oakum 

" Pasturing, and barrel of soft soap 

" Surveyors of the Highway 



of the following towns : — 



Burlington 

Weymouth 

Boston 

Acton 

Medford 

Roxbury 

Methuen 



$41 40 
14 

269 46 
26 85 
32 50 
14 50 
44 50 



Woburn 

Littleton 

Chelmsford 

Brookfield 

Danvers 

Needham 

Fitchburg 



30 
45 
56 
37 
18 
68 
37 

200 
34 

197 

109 
71 
64 

532 
15 

632 



6,784 97 



83 
25 
50 

75 
05 

94 
61 

69 
24 
32 
31 

09 



41 
17 01 
1 75 
10 71 
13 15 
28 43 
155 33 



O 



2,150 58 



718 



$9,653 55 



EXPENDITURES. 

Cash paid the Keeper's monthly accounts $4,661 13 

" Clothing, bedding, &c. - 849 33 

" 1 1 3 cords of wood for the Poor house 593 25 

Carried forward ■ 6,103 71 



12 



1,138 66 



O 



Bro't forward $6,103 71 

Cash'paid Supplies to the poor, in their own 

dwellings, coiisisting of 28 families ^ 

or 87 persons - - 179 72 

" Supplies to our poor out of town, con- 
sisting of 11 families, or 25 persons 164 74 

" Support of the poor of other towns, 
consisting of 51 families, or 139 
persons: — and of State paupers, 
consisting of 16 families, or 95 
persons, all in their own dwellings 794 20 

Cash paid for improvements, services, &:c. viz. 

" Charles Brown, for rent of land 

" Caleb Symmes, jr. services, &c. 

" John P. Duncklee, do. 

Charles Thompson, iron, &c. 
Nathan Lynde, for a sleigh 

" Dr. J. S. Hurd, salary 

" Dr. John Stevens, do. 

" Gideon Foster, do. 

" Oliver Holden, do. 
Balance of Cash on hand 



RECAPITULATION, 

Dr. the Overseers of the Poor 

To balance on hand last year 
Cash received of the town treasurer 



X 



30 




145 50 




16 50 




30 36 




12 




- 60 




50 




400^ 




400 




1,276 82 




<^ ^^-\ 


18 




$9,653 


53 


$1,287 05 


. 


1,500 




act 707 


05 


J).«5*0/ 


1,276 82 




1,510 23 




f "^ 7P7 


OS 





Cr. By balance on hand 
Total net expenditure 



Number of subjects in the Poor House. 
Belonging to the town - 70 

to the state - - 96 

to other towns - 2 

Total — 168 

Number of deaths in the House, since last Annual statement, 1 3. 



CHARLESTOWN, April 1827. 



OLIVER HOLDEN, Chairman. 



G. DAvinsoN, print. 



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