In these four years are included the expenses of building the meeting-house, in 1769.
The pews paid the greater part.
| || ||Lawful Money.|
|Expenses from 1771 to 1772||£558||3||4|
|Expenses from 1777 to 1778||1,414||4||4|
|Expenses from 1778 to 1779 (by tax)||3,061||18||6|
| || |
| ||(Depreciated money)||5,311||18||6|
|1779.||Expenses (raised by tax)||8,814||0||0|
| || |
| ||Extra expenses on account of the war||17,449||4||4|
|1780.||Raised by tax||101,401||19||10|
| || |
| ||(Depreciated money)||106,785||6||10|
|1786.||March, to March, 1787||1,440||15||0|
|1790.||Expenses of town for one year||861||5||6|
|1800.||Expenses of town for one year||$3,188.11|
|1810.||Expenses of town for one year||4,317.16|
|1820.||Expenses of town for one year||5,348.78|
|1830.||Expenses of town for one year||5,608.93|
|1835.||Expenses of town for one year||15,300.15|
|1840.||Expenses of town for one year||17,314.21|
|1845.||Expenses of town for one year||20,004.26|
|1850.||Expenses of town for one year||15,186.18|
Since the year 1820, all the public buildings have been erected, such as town-house, school-houses, and engine-houses.
The establishment of a fire-department and the opening of new streets have swelled the recent expenses.
When the government of the United States
distributed their surplus revenue
among the people, the amount that came to Medford
was three thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight dollars fifty-nine cents. The inhabitants voted, April 3, 1837, to receive it according to the terms of the grant, and to use it in paying the debts and expenses of the town.
It may be interesting to compare the expenses of 1818 and 1855.
They are as follows.
|Minister's salary and grant of wood||$500.00|
|Paid Charlestown for paupers||241.00|
|Abatement of taxes||258.47|
|Expenses for opposing a new road||150.00|
|Interest on town-debt||141.00|
|For injury of horse on drawbridge||50.00|
|Sexton, $25.00; Miscellaneous expenses, $94.56||119.56|