llowed the assessors for the time employed in said services.
That year the compensation of the town clerk was raised to $50, the selectmen were allowed $25 and the overseers of the poor $30. The assessors were paid $1.75 per day. The highwaymen, i.e., man and horse each on the roads, nine shillings per day—horse and cart the same until July 1—after that, $1.25 per day.
As a matter of interest we present a summary of that first printed report:—
in treasury Feb 15, '38 Lowell Institution for$1419.58Schools$5764.28
Taxes7938.31Notes payable and int.3331.79
Com. damage to Schoolhouse collected10.75Highways and Bridges780.27
Nathan Adams for removal of house10.12Fire Dept.
Sale of Fishing rights96.00Law Suits534.06
Stone posts from Charlestown8.25Salaries & Fees609.95
for State paupers111.94Miscellaneous524.89
for School Fund64.03Bal.